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Escape Hatch by Kevin J Anderson Escape Hatch by May 25, 2018 $2.99 19,050 words
As Earth’s Planetary Navy fights against an alien infestation in the oceans, the greatest military commanders are being massacred. Their only hope is an “escape hatch,” in which they can switch places at the last moment with an expendable “cannon fodder” soldier. But one of those cannon fodder recruits does not want to go quietly.
A Fistful of Dinosaurs by Charles Eugene Anderson A Fistful of Dinosaurs by May 25, 2018 $3.99 82,660 words Sample 20%
From “Jurassic Park” to “Godzilla,” dinosaurs have a rich history of exploring the idea of the creatures of the past. We love dinosaurs because they are big, we love them when they are terrifying, and we love them because they are dangerous.
Brindabella Aftermath by Dai Llewellyn Davies Brindabella Aftermath by May 25, 2018 $3.99 81,860 words Sample 20%
The results of the quest in Brindabella 2200 shock the planet, and shock is quickly turned to fear by groups who's aim is to undermine The Treaty that has maintained peace for the past century. Mary returns to Arkadel in an attempt to quell the fears. She explores worlds of the secretive cybs, and learns much from their understanding of swarming. There is another wedding.
Hybrid - The New Dawn: Book 4 by Valerie J Mikles Hybrid - The New Dawn: Book 4 by May 25, 2018 $2.99 104,020 words Sample 20%
A human-spirit hybrid draws Oriana's crew to an abandoned city. Determined to prove that she is not a war machine, she starts the crew down a path that could leave them trapped in her city forever.
The Dire Chronicles by Brian Paul Allison The Dire Chronicles by May 25, 2018 $2.99 102,140 words Sample 10%
A post-apocalyptic science-fantasy thriller with a furry, domesticated twist. When a mysterious plague reduces the human race to psychotically murderous mutants, resembling a cross between zombies and vampires, cats and dogs become human-like and fight for species dominance. Meanwhile, Roary Montecat and Drew Furrymore become friends with a mutual cause to end the war...
Seven Thunders: Barbfrot by Dr. Steward 7K Lar Seven Thunders: Barbfrot by May 24, 2018 Free! 2,290 words Read a sample
Seven Thunders: Barbfrot by Dr. Steward 7K Lar. This is the final book of the King Afronicias series. In this book, Masknetic Intwine lands on our flat earth. Uh oh. Of course, there is a bunch of hilarity involved since it does include me as the star. Will they destroy this planet? Or will they just try to destroy my Frothism? The date is February 15, 2013. This book contains dark comedy.
Gray Widow's War (The Gray Widow Trilogy Book 3) by Dan Jolley Gray Widow's War (The Gray Widow Trilogy Book 3) by May 24, 2018 $3.99 102,790 words
When Janey Sinclair vowed to use her ability to teleport from shadow to shadow to protect the city of Atlanta, she only wanted to spare others the kind of agony she’d endured herself. To prove that not all suffering is necessary. To heal the splinter-edged rifts in her own heart.
Spacefarer: Fanatic's Bane (Malbane Chronicles 1) by Edmund de Wight Spacefarer: Fanatic's Bane (Malbane Chronicles 1) by May 24, 2018 $3.99 56,350 words Sample 20%
Agent Emma Malbane has to deal with terrorists, a homicidal priest, race riots, and invading aliens. It's just another day in the life of a Free Agent in the service of the Interstellar Trade Commonwealth. It's high action space opera with the gritty feel of a spy thriller. Climb aboard and meet the new face of action adventure in outer space.
The Coterie: The Second Assuredly Anatomically Accurate Assault On The Senses (The Antinovel Shameless Sugarfree Uncereal Series Book Two) by Kalo Coterie The Coterie: The Second Assuredly Anatomically Accurate Assault On The Senses (The Antinovel Shameless Sugarfree Uncereal Series Book Two) by May 24, 2018 $4.99 94,460 words Sample 20%
The Coterie, an extrairregular (yes those two commonly labeled "individual" words have been conjoined, combined, and fused purposefully) interestingly individualistic, artistically nonsensical adventure series, combining science, science fiction, scientific research, history, alternative history, psychology, human sexuality, sex education, naturism, romance, yoga, meditation, and much much more.
Cane's Detour by Dwayne Gill Cane's Detour by May 24, 2018 $0.99 7,960 words Sample 20%
On a remote highway, Cane, the most dangerous assassin in the world, is on his way to a time-sensitive target and finds Kristy running for her life from a notorious serial killer. Is Cane her only hope, or will he be her ultimate undoing?
The White-Hole Situation by Tom Lichtenberg The White-Hole Situation by May 24, 2018 Free! 25,180 words Read a sample
It's the year 2525 and the world is finally clean. It's the future Star Trek promised, where benevolent computer systems make all our stuff on demand and take us on adventures in outer space, but the universe is large, and there are things out there that even the most advanced AI is ill-equipped to handle, and humans are little help to it. After all, would you ask a cat to do your homework?
Paralytic State by Steven Orlowski Paralytic State by May 24, 2018 You set the price! 18,740 words Sample 10%
Choose one: Remain a quadriplegic or enter a virtual world where you can walk and talk and play guitar again. The catch is you must leave behind the people who love you forever.
Perfect Future by Jordan Moore Perfect Future by May 24, 2018 Free! 9,690 words Read a sample
Simian is a detective who navigates his way through a futuristic London city while accidently becoming the main subject to a plot that has been in development over the last millennia.
Supernal Dawn by J.A. Giunta Supernal Dawn by May 24, 2018 $6.99 86,310 words
The discovery of alien artifacts across the world brought humanity together. Activating the pillars threatened to tear the world apart. The resulting vibrations did more than rumble the earth. It altered DNA, changed ordinary people into supers. It is a time of beginnings, for new powers to arise. The age of heroes is upon us… A Supernal Dawn.
Sarah J. Maas - Series Reading Order - with Summaries & Checklist by Albie Berk Sarah J. Maas - Series Reading Order - with Summaries & Checklist by May 23, 2018 $2.99 1,370 words Sample 12%
SARAH J. MAAS BOOKS CHECKLIST IN SERIES ORDER WITH SUMMARIES - UPDATED 2017 SUMMARIES, CHECKLIST AND ORDERING INFORMATION FOR ALL SARAH J. MAAS NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES Don’t miss a single Sarah J. Maas book and read them all in the best order. This little book includes story summaries, checklist and links for easy ordering. Includes all SARAH J. MAAS novels and series information:
Jovian by Michael G. Long Jovian by May 23, 2018 $4.99 34,250 words Sample 33%
Corbin Bishop and Kora are part of an elite group of professionals know as Divers. They hunt a dangerous alien prey in the atmosphere of gas giant planets. After being reunited on a dive after years apart, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives. What they encounter will reshape their understanding, not only of their prey, but of humanity's potential for the future.
Working Out the Beast: Releasing the Wolf by Alis Mitsy Working Out the Beast: Releasing the Wolf by May 23, 2018 $2.99 4,000 words Sample 30%
Morle knows what he needs to do after a rough day at work and his solace ever will lie in the calming walls of the air-conditioned gym. Pumping iron and pushing his body to its limit and beyond is just what he needs to do to get his mind off work but, when his body begins to change in the middle of his workout, he learns that there is far more to being a man than humanity can contain.
When Stars Take Flight by Bethany Maines When Stars Take Flight by May 23, 2018 $2.99 46,790 words
Kidnapped by the To’Andan’s, tortured by the Moliter, and rescued by Sparrow Pandion—a spy who hides a secret pain—Alliance Ambassador Lina Tum-Bel is up against a galaxy full of trouble as she attempts to rebuild the Interstellar Alliance. Her training says that she can’t trust her handsome rescuer, but maybe together, she and Sparrow can learn to fly.
Parallels by Maranda Fluet Parallels by May 23, 2018 $5.99 63,740 words Sample 15%
Unravelling time's strings may strangle whomever tangles with them... When Clara and Derek reunite, the pendulum of life swings at them head on. One can time-travel, one can read the past. Only time will tell if their abilities can help or hurt. Perhaps living every timeline is the only way to fix things.
Ford T-rex vs Dodge Triceratops by Charles Eugene Anderson Ford T-rex vs Dodge Triceratops by May 23, 2018 $0.99 2,040 words Sample 20%
Constance King, accompanied by his loyal Tyrannosaurus rex, Eliza travels to the country dragstrips of Florida to race other dinos. In this short story, will they win their next race or will this be Eliza's last race before she becomes extinct?
Medusa's Touch by Emily L. Byrne Medusa's Touch by May 23, 2018 $3.99 79,470 words
Betrayal, desire and danger: how did a simple side job go so wrong?
The Rise and Fall of the Zombie Empire: Zomnibus by Steven Orlowski The Rise and Fall of the Zombie Empire: Zomnibus by May 22, 2018 You set the price! 31,750 words Sample 10%
Three-in-One Special Edition. 198Z Part I, 198Z Part II, and King Zombie
RoboSuicide by Steven Orlowski RoboSuicide by May 22, 2018 You set the price! 1,560 words Sample 10%
How does the first human to robot transformation happen? Via RoboSuicide, of course.
Derek Vortimer, MBA - Manager of Worlds by Uncle Jasper Derek Vortimer, MBA - Manager of Worlds by May 22, 2018 Free! 119,480 words Read a sample
Newly minted MBA Derek Vortimer wanted a management job in a big company. What he got was a job managing an unruly medieval country, a host of fantastic creatures, battles to fight and the attentions of three strong willed women.
Reality Bites by Gail Koger Reality Bites by May 22, 2018 $0.99 39,330 words
A Coletti warlord thinks Bree is easy prey, and she's about to teach him otherwise.
Wulf and the Bounty Hunter by Gail Koger Wulf and the Bounty Hunter by May 22, 2018 $2.99 56,220 words
Malik and his evil minions are out to rule the universe again. After ten long years, Wulf has finally found his mate, Yakira, but before he can claim her, he has to stop the galaxy’s deadliest terrorist.
Game on Askole by Gail Koger Game on Askole by May 22, 2018 $2.99 57,580 words
Tihar, an Askole warrior, knows Sarah is his mate. Sarah’s strangely attracted to him, and who knew challenging Tihar to combat would start the Askole mating dance. He’s about to find out messing with a Jones female is never a good idea.
Vexing Voss by Gail Koger Vexing Voss by May 22, 2018 $2.99 62,720 words
Can skunk perfume or a stun gun or smoke bombs stop a ruthless warlord from claiming Zoey as his mate? Or will she have to negotiate her surrender?
Vexing Voss by Gail Koger Vexing Voss by May 22, 2018 $2.99 62,720 words
Can skunk perfume or a stun gun or smoke bombs stop a ruthless warlord from claiming Zoey as his mate? Or will she have to negotiate her surrender?
Hal Spacejock Omnibus Two: Hal Spacejock books 4-6, plus Framed by Simon Haynes Hal Spacejock Omnibus Two: Hal Spacejock books 4-6, plus Framed by May 22, 2018 $7.99 230,240 words Sample 5%
Get three books in one! Set in the distant future, where humanity spans the galaxy and robots are second-class citizens, Hal Spacejock will strike a chord with fans of Red Dwarf and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, while simultaneously forging its own wacky, off-beat path through the cosmos. Hal Spacejock Omnibus Two contains books 4-6 in the Hal Spacejock series plus a bonus short story: Framed
Ghost Black by Matthew S. Cox Ghost Black by May 22, 2018 $4.99 117,630 words Sample 20%
With bombs poised to bury her former life Risa Black has thirty minutes to make an impossible choice: save the life of her daughter by killing her best friend, or disarm the bombs and let a child die.
Computercode Cthulhu by Tais Teng Computercode Cthulhu by May 22, 2018 $4.99 43,540 words Sample 20%
Cyberpunk meets Cthulhu! De Necronomicon is één en ondeelbaar. Rampspoed komt over hen die slechts fragmenten overschrijven, want het is dooraderd met kloppende runen die als bloedbanen door de woorden stromen en naar compleetheid streven. In een toekomst waar de wereld half in puin en as ligt, is de Necronomicon gevaarlijker dan ooit. Wat staat er in het goed beveiligde Cthulhu-bestand?
Zombie Fallout 11: Etna Station by Mark Tufo Zombie Fallout 11: Etna Station by May 22, 2018 $4.99 113,830 words Sample 20%
Getting to Etna Station is all that matters, with the world rapidly collapsing around them, Mike and company make a desperate trek to reach what they believe to be a safe haven.
Aetherchrist by Kirk Jones Aetherchrist by May 22, 2018 $3.99 36,100 words Sample 20%
The digital era: Analog is all but dead, but the rusted towers still strobe on the evening horizon. They project a conflicting myriad of hope, despair and eyeless ghouls who claim to see the world in gigahertz.
Drone Wars: The Beginning by Mike Whitworth Drone Wars: The Beginning by May 21, 2018 $2.99 90,150 words Sample 15%
John is tending his garden when he is attacked by a swarm of killer drones. He escapes and sets out to discover who sent the drones and why. This is a near-future science fiction novel.
Retribution by Ali Noel Vyain Retribution by May 21, 2018 $2.99 12,570 words Sample 20%
Violet and Antoni visit Venus and meet Gerri who wrote a book detailing how Kevin J. Thompson treated her mother. Mrs. Thompson finds out and sues for a divorce. Mr. Thompson then seeks revenge against Gerri, her friends, and his ex-wife.
The Rainbow Virus (Book One) by Vincent Pet The Rainbow Virus (Book One) by May 21, 2018 Free! 18,400 words Read a sample
Literature has always reflected humanity's inner fears that the end of civilization could come from either man made catastrophes, nature induced cataclysms or surreal scenarios of aliens and zombies – but that society would fall like this was completely unexpected.
The Lost Sun Universe Box Set by Riley Morrison The Lost Sun Universe Box Set by May 21, 2018 $8.99 309,640 words Sample 10%
Over 900 pages of the Epic Fantasy Lost Sun series. Enter an underground fantasy realm reviewers have called "amazing," "captivating" and "epic!" Grab it now and start the journey into this dark, gripping world! This box set contains the first two exciting novels in the Lost Sun world and all three of the Lost Sun side Adventures!
大脑攻击 by 筑 心 大脑攻击 by May 21, 2018 $2.00 240 words Sample 30%
一些列席卷全世界的自杀阴云引起了全球自杀研究中心的注意。研究中心觉察到这是一种针对人类大脑的病毒程序,正在一个秘密的地方制造传播,具有毁灭人类的巨大威力。于是研究中心主任瑞斌秘密调查病毒来源,不想却陷入了制造病毒的邪恶组织所设下的陷阱,被抓到一个地下城城堡。在城堡中,瑞斌经历了常人难以想象的折磨,然而这只是人类灾难的开始,一个更大阴谋正在酝酿之中.....
Possibly Nefarious Purposes and Other Stories by Michelle Ann King Possibly Nefarious Purposes and Other Stories by May 21, 2018 $4.99 57,080 words Sample 20%
Featuring protective aliens, bickering ghosts, gangster vampires, robot ninjas, and floods of man-eating hamsters, the second collection of stories from the wicked imagination of Michelle Ann King will horrify, amuse, and chill you in turn.
The Jewel in the Cave by John Moss The Jewel in the Cave by May 21, 2018 $2.99 21,410 words Sample 20%
The discovery of awesome cave drawings by a disabled young anthropologist connects her to the precarious life of the girl who made them, fifty thousand years in the past.
A Betrayal and Other Stories by Brian Biswas A Betrayal and Other Stories by May 20, 2018 $2.99 66,730 words Sample 5%
Pen-and-ink illustrations complement each of these nineteen stories spanning the literary genres of magical realism, horror, and science fiction. Through them we are taken on a journey, an examination of the crossroads of life. As the narrator of "In the Garden" deftly puts it, "The world is wonderful and full of magic. He who does not believe it so is dead."
Storage Thralls by Hunter Mann IV Storage Thralls by May 20, 2018 $2.99 5,690 words Sample 20%
When an advanced alien race runs out of storage space for the data critical to maintaining their galaxy spanning empire they turn to an unlikely source to keep things running. But not all of them are convinced it is the best way forward.
Claimed: A Nectar for the Gods Short Story by Sophie Kisker Claimed: A Nectar for the Gods Short Story by May 20, 2018 Free! 20,860 words
Siridin is reeling from the death of his brother and banishment from the planet he's always called home. Keelie was pulled through a rift in space to satisfy the addiction of Anterrins to human women. When they meet, each sees the other as the source of their troubles, and the dominant ship's captain refuses to believe the nectar slave's stories of whispers in the night. Menage, HEA, spanking.
Destiny: The Awakening by TJ phull Destiny: The Awakening by May 20, 2018 $2.99 76,570 words Sample 20%
Destiny trying not to live in her mother, Kara-ana’s, shadow, and she finds herself in a historic battle of good versus evil, where she finds out who she truly is and what her destiny holds
Sword of Order by S Mays Sword of Order by May 20, 2018 You set the price! 52,170 words Sample 20%
Born into an organization that hunts the paranormal, she must train her body and mind to their limits if she's going to survive.
Ancient Reunion by Elizabeth Donavan Ancient Reunion by May 20, 2018 $4.99 93,000 words Sample 20%
Tredlak and Loki are two young people that have an insatiable curiosity about their past, and the past of their people. They left earth thousands of years ago, certain it was to die a horrible death due to environmental collapse after an ancient nuclear war devastated their world. They also want to warn them not to repeat their same mistake.
Lunar One by Daniel de Lill Lunar One by May 20, 2018 $2.99 66,600 words Sample 20%
The last of humanity survives on a sole moon colony. Can young Amia save humanity from itself or is extinction inevitable? Described as The Hunger Games meets Divergent, a must-read Young Adult/New Adult science fiction adventure!
Hal Spacejock Omnibus One: Hal Spacejock books 1-3, plus Visit by Simon Haynes Hal Spacejock Omnibus One: Hal Spacejock books 1-3, plus Visit by May 20, 2018 $2.99 242,160 words Sample 5%
Get three books in one! Set in the distant future, where humanity spans the galaxy and robots are second-class citizens, Hal Spacejock will strike a chord with fans of Red Dwarf and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, while simultaneously forging its own wacky, off-beat path through the cosmos. Hal Spacejock Omnibus One contains the first three books in the Hal Spacejock series
Visit: A Hal Spacejock short story by Simon Haynes Visit: A Hal Spacejock short story by May 20, 2018 $0.99 3,960 words Sample 20%
Hal and Clunk are stuck in port, forced to wait two whole days for their next cargo. Hal returns to the ship after a little shopping expedition and finds Clunk in a right old state. Break out the crayons and colouring sheets ... he's organised a school visit!