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Mack 'n' Me: Arach by C.M. Simpson Mack 'n' Me: Arach by June 19, 2018 $4.99 90,470 words Sample 20%
Nothing ruins a good cup of kaff than a spider teleporting on board… and these were in the six-foot-business-suite-and-tie range, carrying blasters and a sense of entitlement like you wouldn’t believe. They gave me a job to do, and held my ship hostage while I went to do it—and *that’s* when everything went all to Hell. Exactly how I’m gonna get us out of this one, is a mystery to me.
The Touch of Hine-nui-te-pō by Pip Ballantine The Touch of Hine-nui-te-pō by June 19, 2018 $0.99 8,050 words Sample 20%
Young Ministry Agent Aroha Murphy is tasked to find The Angel of Death, who stalks Auckland, New Zealand, killing anyone, even those locked securely in their home. Behind is left only a desiccated corpse. But is this murder… or justice? ============================ Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
The Slums of the Solar System Books 1-3 by Kate MacLeod The Slums of the Solar System Books 1-3 by June 19, 2018 $6.99 318,540 words Sample 20%
This box set collects the three novels in the Slums of the Solar System shared world: MITWA, THE MARS OF MALCONTENTS, and A WHOLE WORLD FOR EACH.
The Tell-Tale Zombie by Edmund de Wight The Tell-Tale Zombie by June 19, 2018 $0.99 9,500 words Sample 20%
The zombies were dead - really dead this time. It is one year since the last zombie was reported to be destroyed and the world is slowly recovering. Demi is a survivor who harbors a dark secret. She lost her husband to the undead and will do anything to protect her young daughter.
Shemi, explorar el espacio tiene sus riesgos by Bastian St. Claire Shemi, explorar el espacio tiene sus riesgos by June 19, 2018 $0.99 20,240 words Sample 20%
Un grupo de científicos encuentra una nave espacial en una zona remota de la Antártida. Le practican "tecnología inversa" y logran pilotearla. Con ella la humanidad conquista el universo creando colonias humanas en decenas de planetas. Todo va bien hasta que tienen problemas y la nave es absorbida por un "agujero negro". Allí dentro aprenderán que no están solos...
Voyager S1 by V Bertolaccini Voyager S1 by June 19, 2018 Free! 48,310 words Read a sample
Something of unknown origins is transmitted out the depths of space and astronomers trace the signal's source to a world hidden out in the depths of space, and NASA consequently develops an ultimate voyager starship, and their entrance to hyperspace goes wrong and they enter a new minding-bending universe, after an encounter with an ultimate deadly existence that tries to annihilate the crew!
Light Runner by K.N. Salustro Light Runner by June 19, 2018 $3.99 116,030 words Sample 8%
The third book of the Star Hunters trilogy. A bounty hunter and an ex-military officer chase dangerous enemies across a galaxy torn by war. The hunt is on, and only the strong will survive.
The Secret Journals of Alien X by Raymond Crane The Secret Journals of Alien X by June 18, 2018 $1.99 48,330 words Sample 20%
Have you ever loved an alien? Have you ever been married to an alien? Find out what it’s like.
Meteor Mags: Rings of Ceres by Matthew Howard Meteor Mags: Rings of Ceres by June 18, 2018 $2.99 13,620 words
In Rings of Ceres, a hell-raising space pirate and her indestructible calico cat return to a decimated asteroid civilization to rescue friends and kick ass, but they get caught up in violent riots between the desperate citizens of Ceres and the mercenary security forces guarding the mining corporations. This short story picks up immediately after the end of the Meteor Mags: Omnibus Edition.
Anti Life by Allen Kuzara Anti Life by June 18, 2018 Free! 52,550 words Read a sample
In an anarcho-capitalist future, space-based corporate settlements have replaced the State. After receiving a distress transmission, John Alvarez, a Novos Corp mission colonel, must investigate the inexplicable happenings at research probe NC-108D. What he and his team discover will threaten their lives and the lives of everyone they know. The opposite of life isn’t death.
Death of the Ego by Ciaran Callam Death of the Ego by June 18, 2018 $7.50 108,820 words Sample 15%
In a world brought to its knees by religious terrorism. Rioting, looting, murder, mayhem & unrelenting chaos envelop the streets as a mysterious group known as the Sons of God destroy this ‘sinful and wicked society’. A random act of fate sees a cold hearted drug dealer grudgingly protecting a newly orphaned 8-year-old girl.They will do what it takes to survive or they will die in the attempt.
In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns by Elizabeth Bear In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns by June 18, 2018 $2.99 17,670 words Sample 20%
A man has been turned inside-out. 50 years in the future, in the sleek modern city of Bangalore, a scientist working on bioengineering techniques has been found inside his own locked home, his body converted into a tidy package of meat. Can Police Sub-Inspector Ferron unearth the victim's complicated past and solve the crime?
Ms Amazing: Knock Down Drag Out Collection by JK Waylon Ms Amazing: Knock Down Drag Out Collection by June 18, 2018 $2.99 20,310 words Sample 20%
To the victor goes the glory! Young, beautiful, and powerful, Synne City's Super Heroine Corps fight on the toughest turf of any city. Their very lives depend on their fighting ability and pure toughness, because losing a fight in this city means the end of the line.
Betoverende maan by Eduard Meinema Betoverende maan by June 18, 2018 $1.99 5,290 words Sample 20%
Ontdekkingreizen in het universum zijn gecommercialiseerd. Wil je naar de maan? Zoek naar de beste aanbieding; meld je aan en geniet van je vlucht. Iedereen kan tegenwoordig een astronaut zijn. De vraag is: wil iedereen dat wel zijn?
Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke Omen Operation by June 18, 2018 $5.99 61,150 words Sample 20%
Someone took them, someone trained them, and now someone is trying to find them.
Sierra Bravo (Book 3 in the Harriet Walsh series) by Simon Haynes Sierra Bravo (Book 3 in the Harriet Walsh series) by June 18, 2018 $4.99 65,990 words Sample 10%
A criminal gang has moved into Chirless, Dismolle's second major city. Elderly residents are fed up with the loud music, noisy cars and late night parties, not to mention hold-ups, muggings and the occasional gunfight. Chirless has no Peace Force, so it's up to Harriet Walsh of the Dismolle City branch to help out ...
Eden by D. A. Howe Eden by June 17, 2018 $3.75 98,320 words Sample 20%
When the government releases a disease designed to cull the human population, Sheriff Eden Ward goes on the run with her friend Matt, and her daughter Addie. Hunted by a government Collector, Eden and Matt journey across the country in search of a dangerous underground network trying to manufacture the cure.
Tales from the Flashback: Tales from the Flashback: "And Let Loose the Beasts of Prey" by June 17, 2018 $1.50 3,560 words Sample 20%
First there was the "Flashback." Then came the "Flashback Dawn." Now comes a new series of shorts set in the same universe ...
Renegade by Kimia Wood Renegade by June 17, 2018 $2.99 60,810 words Sample 20%
When your team doesn't have your back…you get a new team. White Mesa seems like a utopia in the midst of a gangland waste. For Ricco, though, it means rules, chores, and endless lectures on morality from his (adoptive) dad. Ricco might only have one choice to make a life of his own: join the New Republic, his homeland’s polar opposite in the city. There will be unforeseen consequences…
Elysian Dawn by Sally Odgers Elysian Dawn by June 17, 2018 $4.99 36,670 words
Elysian Dawn…the legend begins. All their plans crash-landed with the starship Elysian Dawn but that, as they say, was just the beginning.
Debt's Honor by Jack Mackenzie Debt's Honor by June 17, 2018 $2.99 82,630 words Sample 20%
Jefferson Odett must defend a colony world from pirates, aliens and bureaucrats!
Debt's Honor by G. W. Thomas Debt's Honor by June 17, 2018 $2.99 82,630 words Sample 20%
Jefferson Odett must defend a colony world from pirates, aliens and bureaucrats!
The Fifth Step by Hawk and Young The Fifth Step by June 17, 2018 Free! 5,270 words Read a sample
The lives of two recovering addicts, a brilliant scientist, and a man with an unusual disease cross paths in a city with a serial killer on the loose.
Adventurer (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by Barbara G.Tarn Adventurer (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by June 17, 2018 $5.99 55,840 words Sample 20%
If you hate sassy and sexy heroines, you're going to love her. Icy Aya, adventurer, hitwoman, mercenary, bounty hunte – the lone she-wolf you hate to love and love to hate.
Nussia by Michele Tracy Berger Nussia by June 17, 2018 $1.99 20,450 words Sample 20%
From the author of Reenu-You comes a brand new novelette of being careful of what you wish for.
Robots Love Techno by Hawk and Young Robots Love Techno by June 17, 2018 Free! 6,900 words Read a sample
Like aliens, friendship can find you no matter how hard you deny its existence.
His Name Was Edgar Quimby by Hawk and Young His Name Was Edgar Quimby by June 17, 2018 Free! 2,720 words Read a sample
An aspiring journalist sets out to discover the truth in a story from a self-proclaimed traveler from the stars.
The Spoils of War by Richard Turner The Spoils of War by June 17, 2018 $4.99 64,180 words Sample 10%
Before a treaty can be signed with the Kurgans, they are attacked by an aggressor species who ruthless slaughter millions. Michael Sheridan realizes that to protect Earth, he must join with the Kurgans and try to find out who or what was behind the attack.
A Saunter With Death Book 2: The Chronicles of Steven by Z Halferty A Saunter With Death Book 2: The Chronicles of Steven by June 16, 2018 $2.99 55,820 words Sample 20%
With a camera in hand, Steven records most of what happens while he endures some of the most demanding situations of his lifetime. His antics and his alcoholism lead him into danger nearly everyday. Traveling with his pet deer, Food, and his friend, Bex, Steven seems to find himself having humorous and yet near death experiences. How long will he survive?
One Way Ticket by Alia Hess One Way Ticket by June 16, 2018 Free! 8,080 words Read a sample
When Sasha Roborovskiy happens upon a bizarre website on the darknet offering him a start at a new life with a research team in the lawless wastelands of America, he thinks this is the chance he needs to turn his life around. However, the opportunity comes with a catch, and Sasha's not sure it's one he can live with.
X4-R by Hawk and Young X4-R by June 16, 2018 Free! 8,520 words Read a sample
X4-R is a robot, a Zarook, on a planet at the edge of the Hawthorn nebula. He’s a mop. You can call him Xar. His job becomes more complicated when he stumbles upon T-N4, or Tina, and a ship he never could process before. His directives change, leading a sequence of events that nearly gets them all shut down.
Fly on the Wall by J.E. McKnight Fly on the Wall by June 16, 2018 $4.99 72,030 words Sample 10%
Sean’s amazing invention could change the world, but limitations to what they can do with it leave them at a loss as to how they are able to right a wrong. Will they be able to use anything they find to convince anyone of the truth?
Duos by 00waring Duos by June 16, 2018 Free! 2,250 words Read a sample
Free and Dom know each other, but dont know each other. Each time they get close the odds are stacked against them. Free wants destruction. Dom wants peace. Who will win? A love story like no other. Duos will have you hooked.
Journeys to the Center of Space by V Bertolaccini Journeys to the Center of Space by June 16, 2018 Free! 71,000 words Read a sample
Something is buried deep under an ancient mansion! A celestial traveler of colossal magnitude and origins! Astronauts enter a colossal mind-blowing gateway, with trillions of portals, and are chased throughout space and time by something hideous! An ultimate starship is launched to explore the unexplored depths of space and encounters an ultimate deadly life form that starts killing them all!
Vil Makler: Second War by SciFurz Vil Makler: Second War by June 16, 2018 $2.99 16,370 words Sample 20%
The last human finds himself surprisingly alive in in a desolate city after desperately detonating warheads inside the command ship of the ant-like aliens that wiped out humanity. There he is captured by the same aliens while trying to save a feline woman and learns he's on an alternative Earth inhabit by advanced predator species who are fighting their own war. Warning: explicit content.
The Paragon: The Triangle by Jorge Valdivieso III The Paragon: The Triangle by June 16, 2018 $4.99 56,270 words Sample 15%
The Earth has achieved a new stage in evolution, where gifted people, or mutants, live amongst humans. Laws have changed to protect both species. But evolution has catalyzed the emergence of something evil. A deadly organization emerges from the darkness to destroy the balance in order to create a species worthy of its image...at any cost.
Momentum by Yefon Isabelle Momentum by June 16, 2018 You set the price! 22,160 words Sample 10%
Eden, an exuberant spec ops female operative, teams up with a strange Captain from an interstellar system named, Zephyres. The fate of the world hangs from a balance as they flee the the Nargoths, a nefarious enemy from across the galaxies, who is after salient pieces of equipment, meant to heal the dying earth. They journey across the earth in a tumultuous chase for the fate of mankind.
Dark Space by Leonie Skye Dark Space by June 15, 2018 $2.99 49,230 words Sample 10%
Remarkable new science fiction collection exploring how future worlds mesh and clash with heroes and heroines with disabilities from a deaf-blind space ship captain to an autistic child being raised by artificial life forms. Come explore alternate universes with us!
Onward to Mars by David Hovgaard Onward to Mars by June 15, 2018 $0.99 61,420 words Sample 10%
A fast-paced adventure across the solar system to the surface of mars. Lead by an ex Nasa scientist trying to prove that humans and not robots should be allowed to explore the universe.
Last Will of the Cyclops by Hawk and Young Last Will of the Cyclops by June 15, 2018 Free! 3,580 words Read a sample
After Captain Sy "Cyclops" Petcher passes away, his estate is left to his grandchildren. During their yard sale, truths arise to their grandfather's wild stories. Could he really have been able to see the future with his eye patched eye?
40 Days of Acid Rain by Miyoko Goto 40 Days of Acid Rain by June 15, 2018 You set the price! 2,160 words Sample 20%
Future Research Institute material from near future Poland.
John Wick by Nnamdi Ariguzo, Sr John Wick by June 15, 2018 $5.00 5,580 words Sample 5%
What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across the preternatural nighttime skies of Mensch. Wolf Dasher finds the hunter has become the hunted when a trap to flush out a double agent is turned on him. "This a fantasy-thriller mashup story that introduces Wolf -- the hero of John R. Phythyon Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace.
John Wick by Nnamdi Ariguzo, Sr John Wick by June 15, 2018 $5.00 5,580 words Sample 5%
What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across the preternatural nighttime skies of Mensch. Wolf Dasher finds the hunter has become the hunted when a trap to flush out a double agent is turned on him. "John Wick" is a fantasy-thriller mashup story that introduces Wolf -- the hero of John R. Phythyon Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace.
The Guardians - Book 3 by Don Viecelli The Guardians - Book 3 by June 15, 2018 $2.99 94,740 words Sample 20%
The Tyrax are developing a brand new weapon to use against Earth; a weapon so powerful it can destroy whole planets with one or two bombs. They are building a large particle accelerator to create an antimatter weapon to use against Earth. The first opponent to build the weapon will win this Galactic Space War between good and evil alien races.
I, Creator on Terrania by Beth Hoyer I, Creator on Terrania by June 15, 2018 $1.00 35,350 words Sample 20%
Terrania's recorder of memories Tamyara Palina records memories of one Mordecai Nikolai identified as creator of Edenia by the High Council. Mordecai in Terrania details his life waking up from the tube status in Barry's Sanctuary to currently living in Terrania serving the manipulative High Council.
Pawn Storm (Metatron's Army, Book 6) by Elizabeth Maxim Pawn Storm (Metatron's Army, Book 6) by June 15, 2018 $4.99 62,290 words
Raised on Earth, it’s hard for Officer Christine Baker to identify with a war she doesn’t consider her own. Still she can’t deny the responsibility she feels to the men and women – and Light Beings – she’s come to care for. Leading Metatron’s Army to defeat the bastard messing with the strands of time seems the least she can do…
Collateral Lives by D.L. Jackson Collateral Lives by June 15, 2018 $3.99 50,610 words Sample 20%
When the League hands down a life sentence to Trouble, she finds herself in League’s Company X, a suicide bomb squad. Worse, she’s got a partner who’s determined to make a soldier of her. Captain Marc Avery is serving a lifetime sentence for blowing his commander’s head off. When he meets his new remote, she’s nothing like he expected.
Survivors of the Apocalypse #3: Exile's Savage Lady by Susan Kelley Survivors of the Apocalypse #3: Exile's Savage Lady by June 15, 2018 $4.99 70,240 words Sample 20%
An exiled man returns to the city that threw him out and with the help of an extraordinary woman tries to save all his people.
Ophelia Immune by Beth Mattson Ophelia Immune by June 15, 2018 $2.99 104,870 words Sample 25%
A young woman tries to survive and find love in a zombie world where humans might still be the bigger monsters.
The Lifeboat by Keith Fenwick The Lifeboat by June 14, 2018 $3.99 145,990 words Sample 10%
Contemporary Space Opera meets Crocodile Dundee and Barry Crump. In The Lifeboat an asteroid is on a collision course with earth. It soon transpires the asteroid has been sent on its way by the Skidian first people who have uploaded themselves to a celestial version of the cloud and now define themselves as Transcendents.