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The Ardoon King by Samuel Fort The Ardoon King by Sep. 25, 2016 You set the price! 131260 words Sample 20%
Book 2 of The Nisirtu. The Fifth Kingdom’s plans to rebuild civilization are in ruins as Ben Mitchell, the Ardoon king, is buried alive in a distant temple. Fiela, assassin queen, leads a force of elite Peth against the "Bashmu" terrors of the Nothingness. Lord Disparthian unearths the secrets of Denver International. Lilian, alone, struggles against a coup staged by a mysterious stranger.
The Cathedral by TJ Morris The Cathedral by Sep. 25, 2016 $3.99 114787 words Sample 10%
What happens if an assassin gains a conscience? For a “Cleanser” with emotions, singularity is too much … The Cathedral combines high-concept speculation with fast action and cliffhanger thrills. The Church has become the predominant government entity, developing its own enforcement arm. Once their best "Cleanser" goes rogue, all Hell breaks loose ...
Surviving The Evacuation, Book 8: Anglesey by Frank Tayell Surviving The Evacuation, Book 8: Anglesey by Sep. 25, 2016 $3.99 85504 words Sample 20%
Trapped. Alone. Unconcerned. Eight months after the outbreak, Bill Wright is trapped during a survey mission in Ireland. Surrounded by the undead, low on food and lower on water, he’s been in this situation before. Unlike before, help is only a rifle shot away. While waiting for the rescue he’s sure will come, he records the turbulent events since his last entry.
Navorsing by Chantal Pretorius Navorsing by Sep. 25, 2016 Free! 1233 words Read a sample
Justin Greyling is ʼn regte slimkop… Hy is nie net ʼn student nie, maar ook ʼn wetenskaplike. Hy het geheime kamers ondergronds en daar werk hy met allerhande insekte. Grillerige goggas wat vir baba bang sal maak. Veral as dit in jou liggaam geplant kan word.
Lost in the Deeps by Lindsay Petersen Lost in the Deeps by Sep. 24, 2016 $0.99 12738 words Sample 15%
Finally the doughty explorers are heading into the undersea cavern which may lead to the Loch Ness Monster. Or, just Loch Ness. Or unknown monsters. Or ... pesky dwarves? So says their guide, Dougray Cameron! Kate Thomason, the 21st century healer transported by H G Wells back two centuries, is along for the adventure. And what an adventure it turns out to be!
The Forever Fight by Craig Robertson The Forever Fight by Sep. 24, 2016 $4.99 72056 words
Endless fighting. Hopeless odds. Then things got worse. Jon Ryan has beaten the odds so far.
Angel Hamilton, Private Angel: The Goddess Monster by John Pirillo Angel Hamilton, Private Angel: The Goddess Monster by Sep. 24, 2016 $0.99 8255 words Sample 20%
Love can be a painful thing, especially when a goddess is involved. A detective adventure of the supernatural sort.
XtraTerrestrial by Lee Foreman XtraTerrestrial by Sep. 24, 2016 $0.99 16486 words Sample 20%
Planet Earth, destroyed by global catastrophe is no longer a habitable planet. The surviving humans have nowhere to go. Everywhere is a disaster. The Navarians, an extraterrestrial species that have a soft spot and room on their planet, Earth X52, for the humans to cohabitate. But the Navarians have problems of their own...
Judgement Day by Michael Spears Judgement Day by Sep. 24, 2016 Free! 60401 words Read a sample
We're putting on a play, it's called "The Book Of Revelations." After two thousand years in the making, this is the greatest play ever written! So come inside, take a seat, the show's about to start! Happy Judgement Day!
Newcomer: Chapter 1- A Serial Flash Fiction Novel by Mike White Newcomer: Chapter 1- A Serial Flash Fiction Novel by Sep. 24, 2016 Free! 1450 words Read a sample
Cali wakes up in a strange glass pod with no memory of how she got there. But questions about where she is and how she arrived aren’t nearly as strange as another radical difference. This is a startling, impossible change Cali detects in herself.
Different Worlds: An Iamos Novella by Lyssa Chiavari Different Worlds: An Iamos Novella by Sep. 23, 2016 $1.99 57918 words Sample 20%
Everything changed when Isaak disappeared. Henry, Tamara and Scylla know GSAF had something to do with it—they just need to prove it. The only problem is, crossing GSAF can get a person killed. Especially if Joseph Condor has anything to say about it...
The Casebook of Elisha Grey V by Isabeau Vollhardt The Casebook of Elisha Grey V by Sep. 23, 2016 $2.99 39721 words Sample 8%
The Casebook of Elisha Grey V chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar & consulting detective in Atlantis, recorded by his flatmate & student at the Temple of Atlantis, Kiara Ptolmai. The three stories: "The Pilferings in Albion: Kiara's First Case"; "The Men Robbed of Their True Wealth"; and "The Fall From the High Place". The book follows previous books in the Casebook of Elisha Grey series.
Gold Ship by Mark Philipson Gold Ship by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 62111 words Sample 20%
A team of specialists is assigned the task of locating and raising ten tons of gold that sank in a category 2 hurricane on September 11, 1857.
Dads In Short Shorts by Bklein155 Dads In Short Shorts by Sep. 23, 2016 Free! 1805 words Read a sample
This collection of three flash fiction pieces will bring a smile to your face, and maybe even have you laughing out loud. Just like your dad's plaid shorts that skimp on length, these breezy reads will be perfect for your train ride or next bathroom break.
Beyond The Shield by Nachman Kataczinsky Beyond The Shield by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.95 121860 words Sample 10%
Beyond the Shield, by Nachman Kataczinsky, continues the story of his popular book The Shield. 21st century Israel – with all its population and know-how – is in the world of the 1940s. Can they gather all the Jews, defeat their enemies, and help build a better world?
Frozen Assets by Gary Kuyper Frozen Assets by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 3062 words Sample 20%
In the not too distant future cryogenics has become an exact science making it possible for people with terminal illnesses to have themselves frozen in the hope that a cure to their ailment will eventually be discovered. There will also be those who choose to have themselves placed in suspended animation in expectation that the future will be a better place for humanity - a utopian society.
Sherlock Holmes Gallery of Illusion by John Pirillo Sherlock Holmes Gallery of Illusion by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 12918 words Sample 20%
Acts of ritualistic sex and violence leave mutilated corpses. Holmes must take on a disguise to discover the truth. A truth too horrible to speak must be stopped at any cost!
Apex Magazine - Issue 59 by Sigrid Ellis Apex Magazine - Issue 59 by Sep. 23, 2016 $2.99 28888 words Sample 20%
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Whipping Boy and Other Stories by G D Penman The Whipping Boy and Other Stories by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 11000 words Sample 20%
In this dark collection of politically-charged weird tales you will find four short stories that include; An alternate medical history. A psychopath’s brief visit to the “freak ward.” A ship’s captain with a dreadful fear of water. Capitalism at its finest. This strange balance of cruelty, racism and emotional exploitation is a brief taster of G D Penman’s weird tales.
Disruptive Fauna and Other Stories by G D Penman Disruptive Fauna and Other Stories by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 4432 words Sample 20%
In this collection of strange and sinister snippets you will find four short stories that include; A child genius and his bonsai dinosaurs. A handy user’s guide for your sexbot. Shrieking madness inspired by vivisepulture. The completed daily record of Observer C23810F. This strange balance of bureaucracy, botany and bondage is a brief taster of G D Penman’s speculative fiction.
Rocketman by John Pirillo Rocketman by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 10436 words Sample 20%
Captain Morgan Freeman test flies a super powered jet suit that will enable America to defeat the Nazis. The Nazis have planted a spy to learn its secret. He must stop them.
UMA FIGUEIRA EM BANGU by Paulo Japyassú UMA FIGUEIRA EM BANGU by Sep. 23, 2016 $5.00 67262 words Sample 20%
Five fantasy short stories depicting the Exchange between humans and aliens who shown up in Bangu, Rio de Janeiro, in a not so distant future.
Johnny: Book 3 of the ROE Chronicles by Sean Campbell Johnny: Book 3 of the ROE Chronicles by Sep. 23, 2016 $9.95 124600 words Sample 20%
The third volume in the ROE Chronicles. Sasha's and Robert's son has come of age, but he has chosen a different path. His path will lead him to the Andromeda galaxy, and to an encounter with an alien being. That being could be a friend or foe. She may even be an innocent bystander.
Bite-Sized Stories by George Donnelly Bite-Sized Stories by Sep. 23, 2016 Free! 38667 words Read a sample
Looking for some short but high-quality entertainment over coffee or a snack? Grab Bite-Sized Stories and fill your stolen moments with 33 indie flash fiction tales. Just 5 minutes per engaging story.
The DarkLight, Commando Inc. by C.J. Daniels The DarkLight, Commando Inc. by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.99 96238 words Sample 10%
It’s a future of hope and prosperity throughout the known star systems. The Earth Alliance has maintained an uneasy peace with alien races across the galaxy, but even its mighty starfleet can’t hold back the raiders who have fought for control of the outer sectors and set their sights closer to the Terran controlled systems. Commando Inc. was created to tackle those issues.......
The Second Coming by C.J. Daniels The Second Coming by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.99 96238 words Sample 10%
Sam Rossi had saved the world, forcing Jacob Magnus and the few surviving members of the Board into hiding. He’d hoped this last death would have made a difference, stopped the Coming that was set to end the existence of all mankind. Unfortunately, he’d only delayed the inevitable. Now, the fallen and the demons of legend were freely crossing the decaying barrier between dimensions.....
Motherland by G D Penman Motherland by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 16140 words Sample 20%
Anthony is on his first road-trip, kidnapped by a furious old Russian and press-ganged into using his unique abilities to help look for a missing grand-daughter. Drywell is a ghost town, packed full to bursting with bad memories. If there is one thing that Anthony is good for it is rooting out the past, but Drywell has got ways of keeping its secrets.
Static Falls by Imaginauta Static Falls by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.00 5945 words Sample 20%
Serralves e Emily partem numa missão diplomática à recém-descoberta colónia de “Static Falls” onde tudo parece ter parado em meados do século XX. No entanto, nas entranhas daquela estranha comunidade, escondem-se terríveis segredos que poderão significar o fim do Comandante.
The Coming by C.J. Daniels The Coming by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.99 93447 words Sample 10%
Sam Rossi has protected the world for 800 years from The Coming, and he wasn’t going to let a little thing like death get in his way. Blessed, or cursed with the ability of reincarnation and total recall of his past lives, Sam fights to protect humanity from the Board and its plan to destroy all life on Earth. The recent appearance of his canine spirit guide signals trouble of the apocalyptic kind
A Guerra Esquecida by Imaginauta A Guerra Esquecida by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.00 9318 words Sample 20%
Após uma batalha espacial, Serralves acorda, com um novo corpo, num local gelado e desolado. Não se trata, porém, de um planeta distante, mas de um ponto remoto da Terra onde fará descobertas que mudarão para sempre os livros de história.
Das Eigentum by Imaginauta Das Eigentum by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.00 2619 words Sample 20%
Um pahoehoente resiste na Terra. Para nós, estes aliens quase destruíram o nosso planeta, contudo o Comandante Serralves irá descobrir um outro lado do inimigo.
Despojos de guerra by Imaginauta Despojos de guerra by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.00 10236 words Sample 20%
Na confusão de um contra-ataque a uma tripulação de piratas espaciais, os olhos de Serralves reconhecem uma arma alienígena. De onde veio ela? Haverá mais? Quem mais tem conhecimento da sua existência?
The Autoerotic Attache Trips the Censor by Ashlyn Selvatico The Autoerotic Attache Trips the Censor by Sep. 23, 2016 Free! 6194 words Read a sample
It was supposed to be her night off. Just ebeker-laced coffee with her alien boyfriend, in the most fashionable club in the Levanian enclave. But it seems like everyone wants a piece of her. And how could she disappoint her fans?
Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction by K.M. Szpara Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction by Sep. 23, 2016 $7.50 69784 words Sample 20%
There are fantastical stories with actual transgender characters, some for whom that is central and others for whom that isn't. And there are stories without transgender characters, but with metaphors and symbolism in their place, genuine expressions of self through such speculative fiction tropes as shapeshifting and programming.
Operation Vermont by Louis Shalako Operation Vermont by Sep. 23, 2016 Free! 5147 words Read a sample
There's more than one way to skin a cat, or take out a star cruiser in Louis Shalako's science fiction, action-adventure short story of the near future.
Nanotroopers Episode 13: Small is All! by Philip Bosshardt Nanotroopers Episode 13: Small is All! by Sep. 23, 2016 Free! 23452 words Read a sample
Episode 13, Nanotroopers.1st Nano has a mission to recon a Chinese base on the Moon. Red Hammer may be there and some furious excavating is going on. But what turns up is something the cartel and the nanotroopers never expected, a direct link to an offworld race of bots called the Old Ones. Johnny Winger faces his greatest challenge and will be changed forever by the encounter.
ARMS War for Eden by Stephen Arseneault ARMS War for Eden by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.99 83154 words Sample 20%
Harris and Tawn, former Biomarines with the Domicile Defense Force, have been out of work since the centuries-old war with New Earth came to an end. After falling into the illegal arms trade, they quickly find it to be lucrative. When their weapons sales increase the likelihood of the Great War returning, they are committed to making every effort to prevent it. Their adventure begins here!
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2016 by Jeremy Zimmerman & Dawn Vogel Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2016 by
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The end of the world, holiday letters, and the state of mad science in 2016. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2016 collects fourteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Saffron Grey, Diana Rohlman, and Deborah Walker.
Cutlass: Intergalactic Dating Agency by Ellis Leigh Cutlass: Intergalactic Dating Agency by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.99 28518 words Sample 10%
One ad in a space station, one night of too much drinking, and one hotel room that will never be the same. What would you do if you found out the man from your fantasies was actually the man from your science fiction?
Killing Them Softly by William Mangieri Killing Them Softly by Sep. 23, 2016 $0.99 13508 words Sample 20%
In a strange series of coincidences, young women start dying in Barnstow. Detective Jimmy Delaney doesn't believe in coincidences - and he's doubly suspicious when his irresistible nemesis Diana hires him to solve the murders. But can he stop the killer before they strike again? “Killing Them Softly" is a detective story with sci-fi elements, and the fifth in the Detective Jimmy Delaney series.
The Warlord (A Broken World Book 3) by Dean Murray The Warlord (A Broken World Book 3) by Sep. 23, 2016 $3.99 96481 words Sample 20%
Armed with a captured Society dropship and the advantage of surprise, Skye and Brennan finally have a chance to make a future for themselves but first they are going to have to fight their way past the Society's single most dangerous asset, and this time even Skye might not be able to guarantee their success.
Claimed by Lee-Ann Wallace Claimed by Sep. 23, 2016 $4.99 66027 words Sample 5%
Sometimes, dreams come true. After fighting Earth's government for fifty years, the Coalition has succeeded in its plan of bringing Human females into space, and Tina Graham can finally live her dream.
Lord of the Vortex by C.M. Simpson Lord of the Vortex by Sep. 23, 2016 $2.99 5055 words Sample 20%
Vortex travel—you don’t ask, and I won’t screw up the explanation; closest thing I can get to it is that I pilot a transdimensional skipping stone through the edge of a vortex from one point in space to another, and it gets you where you want to be. Well, most of the time. Just not this time. This time, we’re crashing, and I don’t know where we are.
Rift Wind by Guy S. Stanton III Rift Wind by Sep. 22, 2016 $0.99 38007 words Sample 20%
Endless miles and asteroids to dodge. Never stopping for too long. To stop meant death. I know, because it’s happened before. Despite knowing I just wanted to stop and make an end of it, but then everyone would die. I couldn’t allow that so the journey through the stars would have to go on. On until something happened. Something that would change everything. I prayed it would only happen soon.
Drift Wind by Guy S. Stanton III Drift Wind by Sep. 22, 2016 $0.99 28443 words Sample 20%
They came in the night breaking and smashing. I heard my ma put up a fight, but then came the shot and I heard her body hit the floor of our old cabin. Now I was crouched under the old foot bridge, the water although still ice cold from winter melt higher up in the mountains couldn’t compare to the chill I felt in my heart. These men meant to kill me stone cold dead.
Hard Wind by Guy S. Stanton III Hard Wind by Sep. 22, 2016 $0.99 26090 words Sample 20%
Black iron bars everywhere. Nothing to do, but count the cockroaches on the wall. The chink and rattle of my chains sounding loud in the stillness of the cell with every movement that I make. All this to just keep me from the freedom of the wide open plains beyond the bars of my window. I didn’t like rules and I broke them whenever I could. That was why I was here rotting in this Mexican hellhole.
Ice Wind by Guy S. Stanton III Ice Wind by Sep. 22, 2016 $0.99 31147 words Sample 20%
Stumbling in the sand …………………. almost there ……………… just a few more feet ………….. water ……….. bodies. Bodies rotting in the water! I’ve come so far ………………. I need the water, but all that’s before me is poisoned! A hard way to die. And for what? I should have just let her go. Taran Collins was a long way from home. Now he had no home other than the trouble that always seemed to follow him.
Fire Wind by Guy S. Stanton III Fire Wind by Sep. 22, 2016 Free! 28102 words Read a sample
May 16th, 1869 My name is Taran Collins. I take pen to paper to let anyone who follows after me a warning. If you come after me you can expect trouble. I don’t know of what kind per se, but……..well let’s just leave it at that. You’ve been warned. Regards, Taran Collins P.S. I’m not coming back. That much I am sure of. My story isn’t an easy one, but my hope is that my fortune will change.
Sinais by Imaginauta Sinais by Sep. 22, 2016 $3.00 13548 words Sample 20%
Das minas marcianas às selvas do Vietname há segredos que podem derrubar a Aliança. Infelizmente, na ambição para descobri-los, Serralves por vezes esquece-se que também tem muito a esconder…
Métodos de evasão by Imaginauta Métodos de evasão by Sep. 22, 2016 $3.00 6279 words Sample 20%
O Comandante foi capturado e levado para o coração do império, onde longe da sua tripulação e da sua nave, está à mercê dos seus inimigos. Porém, como em tudo em Serralves, nem tudo é o que parece, e ele tem uma surpresa guardada para quem o interroga.