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In the Cold and the Dark by CK PROTHRO In the Cold and the Dark by Aug. 14, 2018 $0.99 120,260 words Sample 20%
In the cold and the dark is a novel in the Dark Solar System Series. It takes place in the year 2882. A Geotechnical Engineer named Kay Vogel has been sent to a terra-forming facility at the north pole of Mars to conduct a drilling operation, however she runs into a dangerous situation involving mysterious accidents, murder and sabotage.
Fall of the Immortals by Ronald N. Goulden, MBA, PMP Fall of the Immortals by Aug. 14, 2018 $1.29 75,380 words Sample 15%
In a world suffering from ‘nuclear winter’ where temperatures are constantly well below zero and the night time temperatures are lethal, a young girl, Snap, must use her wits to survive in the midst of those who have defied death and aging; and were impervious to the lethal climate of her world.
Romance Paranormale Rencontre Avec Dragon by tugdiv tugdiv Romance Paranormale Rencontre Avec Dragon by Aug. 14, 2018 $3.50 2,730 words Sample 2%
-stacy et stephen( homme dragon) vont ils réussir à protéger leur couple face à tous les risques ? -les dragons ont une vie très différente de tout ce que peut imaginer stacy ! Stacy et stephen (homme dragon) vont-ils réussir à gérer leur couple malgré les différences ?
Metta the Luckless/Мэтта, Мэтью by David Metta the Luckless/Мэтта, Мэтью by Aug. 14, 2018 $1.99 14,730 words Sample 30%
Роман Дэвида Гуральника (David Guralnyk) “Мэтта, Мэтью” (“Metta the Luckless”) произведение фантастическое и остро сатирическое, антиутопия, полная аллюзий на сегодняшнее время и некоторые стороны современной жизни в странах Запада. Вместе с главным героем читатель проделывает извилистый путь по ландшафту Государства победивших левацких идей.(Лара Биюц)
In the Shadow of Extinction: A Kaiju Epic - The Complete Omnibus by Kyle Warner In the Shadow of Extinction: A Kaiju Epic - The Complete Omnibus by Aug. 14, 2018 $4.99 193,800 words Sample 20%
Volcanic activity unleashes kaiju across the globe and mankind's weapons prove unable to push them back. Governments disband, countries are left decimated, and our once great cities are reduced to rubble ruled over by massive predators. But there are survivors. In the age of monsters, humanity must learn to survive in the shadows.
In the Shadow of Extinction: A Kaiju Epic - Part I: The Ring of Fire by Kyle Warner In the Shadow of Extinction: A Kaiju Epic - Part I: The Ring of Fire by Aug. 14, 2018 $0.99 56,410 words Sample 15%
Volcanic activity unleashes giant monsters into our world and man's military might proves incapable of pushing them back, resulting in an extinction level event as the kaiju take over as the new dominant species on the planet. Part 1 tells of mankind's final, futile wars against the beasts (and each other) while modern civilization turns to fire and ash.
In the Shadow of Extinction: A Kaiju Epic - Part II: The New World by Kyle Warner In the Shadow of Extinction: A Kaiju Epic - Part II: The New World by Aug. 14, 2018 $1.99 86,200 words Sample 20%
The kaiju are now the dominant species on the planet and humanity has no choice but to survive in their shadows. Part 2 picks up years after the end of Part 1 and finds our characters coming to terms with their place in the new world ruled by monsters. Word is spoken of a safe haven called New Detroit, luring survivors from all over. But where the prey travels, the predators are never far behind.
Extermination by Patty Jansen Extermination by Aug. 14, 2018 $2.99 29,420 words Sample 20%
A novella in the Space Agent Jonathan Bartell series, which explores biology in space and what happens when people start messing with it.
Ghost Country by JK Franks Ghost Country by Aug. 14, 2018 $4.99 133,830 words Sample 15%
Since the Solar superstorm and CME almost two years ago, the Gulf Coast town of Harris Springs, Mississippi has suffered from gang attacks, famine, hurricanes and battled a crusading army of religious zealots. Now, they face their greatest challenge. Outsmarting a tyrannical President and escaping an approaching pandemic. This is Ghost Country.
Selected Stories by Kevin J Anderson Selected Stories by Aug. 14, 2018 $5.99 131,020 words Sample 20%
This first volume of Anderson’s selected short fiction focuses on his science fiction stories, from flash fiction to novella length, written solo or with collaborators.
Isolation by Mateo Gutierrez Isolation by Aug. 13, 2018 Free! 17,030 words Read a sample
ISOLATION is a 50 page novella and provides backstory on seven characters in the forthcoming WHITE OUT series. It is set in the last days before all Caucasian men are put into United Nations created "Male Caucasian Zones" due to the MCIV (Male Caucasian Immunodeficiency Virus) outbreak.
A Dinosaur Is A Man's Best Friend (A Serialized Novel), Part Five: A Dinosaur Is A Man's Best Friend (A Serialized Novel), Part Five: "The Enemy Comes in Dream" by Aug. 13, 2018 $1.50 3,580 words Sample 20%
Ank and Williams (Tales from the Flashback: "The Ank Williams Story") return in their own full-length novel in serial form.
Ocean World Short Story Collection by Ming Wei Ocean World Short Story Collection by Aug. 13, 2018 $0.99 24,380 words
(Volume 1) A collection of three short stories that is a supplement/add-on to the full length books in the Ocean World Book series.
Awake by Rowan Wolf Awake by Aug. 13, 2018 Free! 2,870 words Read a sample
When people in the land could not consume more because they had to sleep, the most powerful man in the land set out to remedy this flaw in the fabric of the consuming society. And, brilliant and determined man that he was, he did—but with an unforeseen and rather tragic outcome.
The Good Old Days by Bonnie Milani The Good Old Days by Aug. 13, 2018 Free! 990 words Read a sample
Where do you go when the night closes in around you?
The Five Year Old Man by Debashish The Five Year Old Man by Aug. 13, 2018 $7.00 53,720 words Sample 20%
Dr VENKATESHWARA IYER is an Artificial Intelligence expert, whose career is marred by a controversial failure. Together with his friends and Colleagues, Dr ANNA AINSWORTH and SHEN JIAMO, he creates ‘ISAAC’, an A.I with the naivety of an infant and near-free will of a man, that can learn and adapt with time. But how human should, and will, a machine become? Human enough to murder?
ECHO Campaign by Taylor Brooke ECHO Campaign by Aug. 13, 2018 $5.99 63,140 words Sample 20%
Brooklyn Harper’s worst nightmare has become her reality. She has been captured by Isolation.
In the Genes by Amelia N. Reiling In the Genes by Aug. 12, 2018 $2.99 2,970 words Sample 20%
A science fiction piece centered around eugenics and Disney.
Red Dead Ten by Mil Brač Red Dead Ten by Aug. 12, 2018 Free! 62,540 words Read a sample
A collection of 10 dark military SF&F stories about Soviet futures and pasts, including: inquiries in strange occurrences in a future, global USSR; first contact stories about new planets with hostile secrets; WW2 tales where real war slips into bizarre battles; time-travelling commandoes with unexpected results; future war-robots stumbling over some well-known arch-enemies; and more!
When The Well Runs Dry by Mj Dees When The Well Runs Dry by Aug. 12, 2018 $0.99 82,520 words Sample 10%
In a country divided by civil war, one city stands above the chaos. Since the system collapsed, citizens are struggling to survive. Marauders are destroying what little is left. However, not everyone is quite ready to surrender. The Alder and her loyal supporters find themselves caught in a life or death struggle to save, not only themselves but also those around them.
Monarch: Part Two (Stages Three & Four) by Aaron Pitters Monarch: Part Two (Stages Three & Four) by Aug. 11, 2018 $1.99 111,620 words Sample 3%
Ginger wakes in the middle of the woods with no memory of what has happened since "The Incident." Lost, alone, and afraid she must piece together what transpired and find help for her and her family.
The Barutha Divers by J.R. Ellis The Barutha Divers by Aug. 11, 2018 $5.99 254,070 words Sample 20%
Failed operative Kerak Um.Tiago and his exiled half-brother are on the run, searching for a means to sever the ruling Triumvirate's stranglehold on the Sphere known as the Dimensional Horizon. Joining a cadre of reviled apostates, the quest begins for the keys to a looming apocalyptic catastrophe, one which must be manipulated in order to free the Horizon from its prison of subjugation and death.
Galaxy Ensnared by Ben Fernwey Galaxy Ensnared by Aug. 11, 2018 You set the price! 110,030 words Sample 20%
This one's got robots, lasers and some guy that wrecks people with his mind. Not in a psychological way. In a limb from limb, scattered across the corridor kind of way. Humanity's achieved the stars but at what price? And what's this guy's deal?
The Parasite by C. Sean McGee The Parasite by Aug. 11, 2018 Free! 5,210 words Read a sample
A coming of age story about Pete, a Toxoplasma gondii, who wants nothing more than to follow his father's footsteps and make his home in the belly of a cat.
Soul Mirrors by Wiley Haydon Soul Mirrors by Aug. 11, 2018 $5.99 104,880 words Sample 20%
Twins Thomas and Ashley Ross knew at a young age that their gift—the ability take on another person’s memories—would eventually be used for the “good” of humanity. But it would come at a price.
Herman Henry Tool by Dustin Lewit Herman Henry Tool by Aug. 11, 2018 $0.99 320 words Sample 10%
A semi-autobiographic short story about one man named Herman Henry Tool who just wanted to live his dreams.
Anunnaki: Reptilians in the History of Humanity by Robinson Fowler Anunnaki: Reptilians in the History of Humanity by Aug. 11, 2018 $3.99 44,420 words Sample 20%
Many old civilizations tell us about the existence of Reptilian beings considered as gods: The Anunnaki. There are many evidences, traces that these beings have left in our history. The ancients indicated and represented these gods in their paintings, writings, and above all, their buildings, which are impossible to replicate in our present. Their knowledge both technological and consciousness of
Chariot Bright by P R Adams Chariot Bright by Aug. 11, 2018 $3.99 95,400 words
The war for survival has begun. In the struggle against the AI that intends to wipe out all humans, Colonel Lonny Meyers must work with a military coalition led by officers who seem to be more concerned about prestige than the mission. For another exciting chapter in the ERF saga, pick up Chariot Bright today!
Jungle Dark by P R Adams Jungle Dark by Aug. 11, 2018 $3.99 96,340 words
Everything has changed for Colonel Lonny Meyers. When the Elite Response Force was nearly wiped out on the remote planet Siberia, he discovered something completely unexpected: an AI. Now he and a select group have a new mission, one that will take them far away and pit them against an enemy like they've never fought. Action and intrigue await in military science fiction thriller Jungle Dark!
Valley of Death by P R Adams Valley of Death by Aug. 11, 2018 $3.99 109,270 words
Time is running out for Colonel Lonny Meyers and the Elite Response Force. When a tip falls into Meyers’s lap, there’s no other option but to commit the depleted ERF. And once again, they find themselves in a battle just to stay alive. Pick up your copy of this action-packed book today, and follow the Elite Response Force into the Valley of Death.
Turning Point by P R Adams Turning Point by Aug. 11, 2018 $0.99 98,230 words
The hunt is on. The Elite Response Force won the Metacorporate War. Now interim commander Captain Lonny Meyers leads the battered unit on a mission to apprehend the architect behind the war. The hunt takes them to Turning Point, a powder keg on a frontier colony world far from Earth. For action-packed, high-octane military science fiction, pick up Turning Point today!
Jill Titan and the Secret Weapon by Rob Summers Jill Titan and the Secret Weapon by Aug. 11, 2018 $2.99 36,720 words Sample 15%
In a spaceship equipped with a powerful secret weapon, eleven-year-old Jill and her father must try to change the course of a space war. After piloting the ship in a wildly risky raid on the enemy’s largest space station, Jill will attempt to rescue a young alien sister and brother. Wherever she goes she is under the threat of capture by the enemy, for she knows the plans of the secret weapon.
Манускрипт Войнича by Валерий Головизин Манускрипт Войнича by Aug. 11, 2018 $1.29 10,310 words Sample 20%
- «Неужели он сегодня явится ко мне? – Думал брат Бахрам прогуливаясь по верхней площадке монастыря сложенной из хорошо обработанных гранитных камней и вглядываясь в надвигающиеся сумерки – неужели сегодня вечером ко мне явится сам архангел Гавриил. А может этот мой сегодняшний сон означал для меня что-то другое»?
The Little Kid From Detroit and The Lawless Land by weathersby the savage The Little Kid From Detroit and The Lawless Land by Aug. 10, 2018 Free! 82,550 words Read a sample
In the ghettos of Detroit, sixteen year old Samuel Mason IV finds himself with the ability to absorb energy.
Dois em Um by Tadeu Rezende Dois em Um by Aug. 10, 2018 Free! 17,740 words Read a sample
Duas almas, um corpo. Morrer não foi uma surpresa para Luna, mas ganhar uma segunda chance foi. Pela oportunidade de permitir que a morte de sua tripulação nunca aconteça, a guerreira pirata deve sobreviver uma série de testes enquanto divide um novo corpo com seu dono original. Este conto é uma aventura compacta, onde fantasia e ficção cientifica se unem com bom humor dentro de um corpo bundudo.
Uninvited by Carol Buhler Uninvited by Aug. 10, 2018 $1.99 50,780 words Sample 20%
Human colonists land on Gareeth intending to colonize. But, sentient beings already control the world.
Go Gaily In The Dark by Randall Allen Farmer Go Gaily In The Dark by Aug. 10, 2018 $2.99 144,590 words Sample 20%
Seven stories from the Transforms universe during the latter era of the Cause, from before, during and after the previous novel, “An Age Without A Name”.
River's Edge by C.M. Simpson River's Edge by Aug. 10, 2018 $2.99 7,280 words Sample 20%
When my mother told me to run, I ran. I ran all the way to the river and then stopped—because the river was a frightening place, and forbidden by the raiders who came to take their annual toll of settlers. Faced with the choice of being taken, or taking my chances in the river, I took a step back, and hoped that somewhere, across the river I’d find help.
The Steel Prince by Robert Shaw The Steel Prince by Aug. 09, 2018 $0.99 50,710 words Sample 20%
A brother and sister struggling in a post-apocalyptic nightmare world. A stranger with a secret. An insane man-machine hungry for revenge. Will the heroes live to see another sunrise?
Robot Stand Your Ground by Jordan Dumer Robot Stand Your Ground by Aug. 09, 2018 Free! 3,100 words Read a sample
Paradoy of the Issiac Asimov story 'Robbie'. The story of a lonely little boy whose cheap father buys him an aftermarket robot.
Ship Tracers by Sean Monaghan Ship Tracers by Aug. 09, 2018 $3.99 77,280 words Sample 10%
Finding killers hiding among the crevices and crags of cold dead asteroids challenges Captain Arlon Stoddard's crew in whole new ways. Far out in the Corrin system, the asteroid Nankong has thousands of hiding places. Locating the culprits will take all their skills and test their wits. Especially when the asteroid deals out a surprising detail about how many people it has hidden away.
Birthright by S.G. Woods Birthright by Aug. 09, 2018 $2.99 91,420 words Sample 20%
In Birthright, the final book of the fast-paced Evolved series, the last of the survivors are caught in a bitter struggle between getting revenge and doing what is right. To do either, they must first untangle the web of lies and deceit that riddle their path.
Cruel Reality Extended Sample by C. J. Whitley Cruel Reality Extended Sample by Aug. 09, 2018 Free! 72,440 words Read a sample
An extended sample (first 30%) of the novel, 'Cruel Reality'. Taken by masked men in the night, a host of innocent people find themselves at the mercy of unknown abductors. They cannot guess where they are going, or why they are going there. When they find an arsenal of medieval weapons in their new prison, horrific possibilities are imagined. When the cruel reality of their fate is revealed to t
The Flotsky Adventures: Part 9 - Water Water Everywhere by Thomas M. Willett The Flotsky Adventures: Part 9 - Water Water Everywhere by Aug. 09, 2018 $0.99 7,530 words
Two lowly employees at nostalgia burger joint Flotsky's Burgers discover what happens when they wait until a rainy day to register for school.
Зомбі-Україна by Roman Onyshchenko Зомбі-Україна by Aug. 09, 2018 $5.00 45,090 words Sample 15%
Агрозомбіпанк. Зомбі-троща в Україні.
Family Feud by KimBoo York Family Feud by Aug. 09, 2018 $0.99 10,290 words Sample 20%
Angie and Peter grew up together on the moon mining base that their father ran. After his death, a crisis on the base drives them apart just when the survivors need their leadership the most.
In Absinthia by Alexandra Christian In Absinthia by Aug. 09, 2018 $3.99 59,790 words Sample 5%
A forced vacation sends interplanetary master spies Cage and Phoe to an off-world interactive resort planet set up like Victorian London, and their holiday turns bloody - fast.
A Bitter Winter by Wilmar Luna A Bitter Winter by Aug. 09, 2018 $9.99 98,120 words Sample 33%
A former cop steals a dangerous technology in order to get revenge against the man who ruined her life. Unfortunately, the influence of the suit proves more powerful than she could have ever anticipated.
War by Alan Nayes War by Aug. 09, 2018 $2.99 92,630 words
WAR is the riveting conclusion to the sci-fi paranormal romance Learner Series. The Šumayins have arrived from the Dark Universe. NayéLi and Jared uncover the real mission her rulers have unleashed on Earth, forcing them and all humanity to flee for their lives! Who will be the last planet standing?
Human Nature: Seven Suns by Joseph R Bristol Human Nature: Seven Suns by Aug. 08, 2018 $5.00 38,800 words Sample 15%
Ares is an adolescent boy struggling to control his emotions. His obsession he confuses for love, takes him on a dangerous emotional rollercoaster. His therapy sessions at The Left Hand organizations building no longer seem to help. Doctor Duenna struggles to help Ares control himself while trying to find out who the girl he is obsessed with is.