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Lost On Another Earth by Monique L Miller Lost On Another Earth by Sep. 18, 2018 $2.99 39,510 words Sample 20%
In the year 2031, a shuttle of nine astronauts depart on a mission to procure the final fragments of information needed for human habitation to begin on an alternate planet, dubbed Earth 2.0. However, as they're returning home from what will be called the expedition of a lifetime, they find that their shuttle has gone off course and they're headed for uncharted territory.
Hacked: Brando, Dean and Giselle (Book One) by Vincent Pet Hacked: Brando, Dean and Giselle (Book One) by Sep. 18, 2018 Free! 30,290 words Read a sample
IBM introduced Big Blue in 1996. It defeated the chess world champion Kasparov in 1997. Watson was created in 2010 and outsmarted human competition in 2011. Microsoft released Tay on Twitter in 2016 and shut her down after one day. In 2017, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) created two chat bots that used plain English that no one understood. In 2048, Big Blue was back.
America The Dead: Survivor Stories One by W.G. Sweet America The Dead: Survivor Stories One by Sep. 18, 2018 $2.99 73,100 words Sample 20%
The tires caught, and the pickup truck flipped into the air. When it landed it rolled before bursting into flames where it came to rest in the middle of the road. Joel mashed the brakes on the truck, and slid to a shuddering stop just before the wreck. The gas tank exploded and the truck lifted from the road; a split second later the kid spilled from the wreckage and started toward him...
AMP - Anthology by Brian K. Larson AMP - Anthology by Sep. 18, 2018 $4.99 300,860 words Sample 20%
Will the freedom fighters defeat the alien presence in time? Get AMPed today
Genewise by May Koliander Genewise by Sep. 18, 2018 $0.99 50,630 words Sample 20%
Young biologist Arya hits the jackpot when Professor Drake, the world-renowned specialist in regrow medicine chooses her to head a lab in a brand-new research facility in a Middle-Eastern country. However, she soon discovers that the Nawen research facility and the desert harbor lethal dangers. Can Arya outwit her enemies and thwart a project that involves much more than her own survival ?
Searching for the Fleet: A Diving Novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Searching for the Fleet: A Diving Novel by Sep. 18, 2018 $5.99 125,430 words Sample 20%
Leaving Boss behind to continue diving the Boneyard, Ivoire Engineer Yash Zarlengo returns to the Lost Souls Corporation’s headquarters to analyze the data from the runabout they discovered there. For the first time in six years the crew of the Ivoire feels real hope. Coop and Yash know all too well the dangers hope can pose. But this time their hope might just lead them somewhere no one expected.
The Books & Braun Dossier by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris The Books & Braun Dossier by
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When Agents Eliza D. Braun and Wellington Thornhill Books, Esquire, were first partnered up in the Archives of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, it was hard to believe they would ever delight in one another's company, let alone engage in acts of derring-do within and outside the boundaries of Her Majesty's Empire. Collected for the first time in one volume.
Wisps Reverie by Tyler Kalarchian Wisps Reverie by Sep. 18, 2018 $3.99 82,610 words
The mark of the traitor has been carved into the side of Dorn’s jaw. He does not fully understand his actions and turns to his brother Zorn for help. At the same time, a young soul, Zak, awakens into this world lost and forgotten. Such a small, insignificant figure, he is destined to fail.
The Triple Life of Shylee Starborn by Melanie Paige The Triple Life of Shylee Starborn by Sep. 17, 2018 $0.99 102,410 words Sample 30%
Shyandra Sar-Ley has spent 15 years training in combat and assassination with one goal in mind - to take the evil tyrant who conquered her kingdom off the throne without starting a galactic war. Allies come out of the shadows, but how many of them can she truly trust? As mysteries, hidden memories and surprising secrets arise, can she succeed?
Stolen Legacy by Lindsay Buroker Stolen Legacy by Sep. 17, 2018 $4.99 75,010 words Sample 20%
Even though Captain Jelena Marchenko has Starseer talents, such as telepathy and telekinesis, she has grown up feeling ostracized by the Starseer community. She longs for an opportunity to prove that she deserves a place among them. When an old friend of the family shows up, seeking transportation to the site of an ancient Starseer relic, Jelena believes this may be her chance to prove herself.
Almendras Amargas by Fernando M. Cantos Almendras Amargas by Sep. 17, 2018 $2.99 130,280 words Sample 10%
A principios del siglo XXI en que la vida del ser humano en la Tierra se veía acondicionada y usurpada por toda clase de corrupción, tanto por la política como por eclesiásticos pedigüeños, y diferentes listillos poseedores del mundo comercial y de la información, sobre todo por los que poseían el poder de la Justicia que era el último resorte que el ser humano tenía como último recurso
Charlie the Anomaly by Shae Ford Charlie the Anomaly by Sep. 17, 2018 $3.99 151,920 words
Charlize Smith is a Defect. She's also kind of a criminal, and may even be a pyromaniac-- but the test results were inconclusive. Born and raised in what is likely the last civilized town on earth, Charlie is shocked when she sees what the world has become. She'll either figure out how to survive in the dangerous post-apocalyptic wasteland known only as the Nothing ... or die.
Saving Mars by Steve Whitting Saving Mars by Sep. 17, 2018 Free! 61,370 words Read a sample
The crew of the spaceship Orchid is back in this thrilling sequel to "Orchid in the Void". In the Sol System centuries in the future when space travel is commonplace but not without danger, Freetrader Captain Pete Soñador has to stop an interplanetary invasion and rescue his kidnapped bride from a vengeful slave trader. Hard science-fiction meets classic space-opera in a fast-paced adventure!
Angle of Truth by Lindsay Buroker Angle of Truth by Sep. 17, 2018 $4.99 77,110 words Sample 20%
When Jelena Marchenko learns that her parents have incurred a huge debt due to her previous actions, she’s determined to find a way to pay it off. But running cargo doesn’t pay anything off quickly. She comes up with a scheme to turn herself and her eclectic crewmates into mercenaries, at least for long enough to make some money.
Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets by M. Holly-Rosing Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets by Sep. 17, 2018 $4.99 82,070 words Sample 20%
Politics and power. Demons and spirits. As the Great Houses jockey for power, an ex-Pinkerton detective, his well-born psychic wife, and her overbearing father must contend with treachery, subterfuge, and potentially a new demonic threat, in this political and supernatural thriller set in an alternate-history Boston of 1890. This novel is a prequel to the graphic novel.
Tales from the Wrong Side of my Brain by Daniel Cashman Tales from the Wrong Side of my Brain by Sep. 17, 2018 Free! 14,970 words Read a sample
Four short stories dabbling in fantasy, whimsey and just a touch of science fiction.
The Captain's Secret Daughter by Eve Langlais The Captain's Secret Daughter by Sep. 17, 2018 $3.99 40,170 words
She betrayed him. His wife. The woman he loved. She fled, and Captain Kobrah Jameson thought himself rid of her until the day she comes back. And Dara isn’t alone.
The Rogue Prince by Lindsay Buroker The Rogue Prince by Sep. 16, 2018 $0.99 105,120 words Sample 20%
Starseer, pilot, and animal lover Jelena Marchenko wants to prove to her parents that she’s ready to captain her own freighter and help run the family business. When she finally talks them into getting a second ship and letting her fly it, it doesn’t faze her that the craft is decades old and looks like a turtle. This is the chance she’s craved for years.
Surrealities, Part IV by J Dean Surrealities, Part IV by Sep. 16, 2018 $0.99 16,900 words Sample 20%
The fourth in a series of short story serials dealing with the bizarre, the imaginative, and the terrifying
Spindown by Andy Crawford Spindown by Sep. 16, 2018 $2.99 95,670 words Sample 38%
Murder on a spaceship! Chief Inspector Cy Konami, and Lieutenant Bea Mattoso, must solve a murder and unravel a conspiracy threatening thousands of lives before it's too late...
Servants of the Legacy by Bonnie Taylor Servants of the Legacy by Sep. 16, 2018 $4.99 53,990 words Sample 20%
In Servants of the Legacy, Bonnie Taylor uses ancient astronaut theory to weave a compelling tale about our place in the universe and the concept of the plurality of worlds. In the year 2030, when man is facing his own likely extinction, he looks up at the stars and wonders, is there a place for us out there?
The Last Journals by R.H. Proenza The Last Journals by Sep. 15, 2018 Free! 15,220 words Read a sample
Justin and Emily, two young strangers on a hike in the Appalachian mountains, are suddenly immune to what has inexplicably wiped out the ENTIRE human race off Earth. Having lost everything, they must learn to cope with an empty world and with each other. Are they up to the daunting task of being the next Adam and Eve and starting all over again? Maybe they'll get it right this time, or maybe not.
Redemption: Book 3 of The Rome's Revolution Saga by Michael Brachman Redemption: Book 3 of The Rome's Revolution Saga by Sep. 15, 2018 $1.99 61,320 words Sample 20%
Rome and Rei must travel to Earth with their newborn son to preempt an attack that would wipe out their new home world. Upon arrival, Rome finds herself sentenced to death for her “crimes” back on Tabit. Don’t miss Redemption (Book 3 of The Rome’s Revolution Saga), the epic conclusion to the series that will leave you with your jaw hanging open.
Rebellion: Book 2 of The Rome's Revolution Saga by Michael Brachman Rebellion: Book 2 of The Rome's Revolution Saga by Sep. 15, 2018 $1.99 61,090 words Sample 20%
Rebellion (Book 2 of The Rome’s Revolution Saga) opens with Rome and Rei finally arriving at Deucado only to discover that their new home world is a prison planet. They crash land and find themselves embroiled in a civil war which can only have one outcome: genocide
Rebirth: Book 1 of The Rome's Revolution Saga by Michael Brachman Rebirth: Book 1 of The Rome's Revolution Saga by Sep. 15, 2018 $1.99 59,130 words Sample 20%
Rebirth (Book 1 of The Rome’s Revolution Saga) chronicles the adventures of Rei Bierak, a young man from the 21st century who wakes up 14 centuries from now, only to discover that everything he knows about the universe is wrong and he is nothing but a despised relic from the long-dead past.
Thief (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by Barbara G.Tarn Thief (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by Sep. 15, 2018 $5.99 57,390 words Sample 20%
The man of many names might eventually meet his match and forgo his life off the grid. A Star Minds Universe novel.
Les extracteurs by Saïd Les extracteurs by Sep. 15, 2018 Free! 3,150 words
Engagés par une compagnie privée pour nettoyer l'orbite terrestre de ses déchets, deux astronautes sont confrontés à une panne qui pourrait mettre leur retour sur Terre en question.
Dracula's Lost Treasure by V Bertolaccini Dracula's Lost Treasure by Sep. 15, 2018 Free! 82,910 words Read a sample
An action-packed treasure quest thriller of New York scientists exploration of an immense ancient haunted New York Transylvanian castle, after discovering Dracula's lost treasure map, where they encounter unbelievable celestial hauntings, and uncover the source deep underground in a lost chamber, where they discover Dracula‘s lost tomb, and Dracula‘s real origins, and his colossal lost treasure!
Dark Bishop (Metatron's Army, Book 7) by Elizabeth Maxim Dark Bishop (Metatron's Army, Book 7) by Sep. 15, 2018 $4.99 71,430 words
“I may be the Princess but I’m a soldier first.” Recognizing the value of being underestimated, Heiress Christine Baker has remained in the background, readying Metatron’s Army to take on an enemy whose goal makes the Big Bang look like a Fourth of July celebration. Her lover was right. Some people only responded to violence and aggression. It’s Time… Let the offensive begin!
Rookie by S.J. Bryant Rookie by Sep. 14, 2018 $3.99 52,340 words Sample 10%
Freedom has a price. Thugs, thieves, urchins – and they’re the good guys. Nova is tough as steel and as sharp as a switchblade. She thought she’d finally found freedom when she bought a ship and flew away from her home planet, but she soon realizes that freedom doesn’t come cheap. You’ll love this space adventure, because everyone enjoys a gritty hero with a plasma pistol. Get it Now.
Predestiny by C. T. Phipps & Frank Martin Predestiny by
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$4.99 62,270 words
Robbie Stone thought he was on the right side of history. He wanted to make a difference by protesting Butterfly, a megacorporation slowly taking over the United States in the near feature. But after he’s attacked by a group of assassins, Robbie’s rescuer, a mysterious white-haired girl named Jane, makes a startling claim: the assassins were sent to kill Robbie.
The Fallen Sun by David R. Grigg The Fallen Sun by Sep. 14, 2018 $4.99 109,760 words Sample 20%
A world where the sun never sets; where there is no day and no night; and where shadows never move. Beyond an oasis of light, the freezing outer darkness stretches far away. In this strange environment, three remarkable young people struggle to save their world, and in doing so, change their lives forever.
Pandora's Private Inquiries by Charley Marsh Pandora's Private Inquiries by Sep. 14, 2018 $2.99 7,420 words Sample 10%
Pandora Rhees needs new clients to save the private investigator business she inherited from her parents. When Crexlan Tooms knocks on her door with a problem that needs immediate attention she jumps at the offer. Maybe too fast. Join Pandora as she digs into the disappearance of two men on Zeta II, a wild and dangerous mining frontier beyond the reach of galaxy law.
Regeneration by Toni V Sweeney Regeneration by Sep. 14, 2018 $5.99 148,390 words Sample 5%
Two men seeking redemption…a jungle sending eerie messages…a whispered word, the scent of a dead woman’s perfume… intrudes into their men’s psyches, offering metaphysical rebirth and longed-for happiness… …if an evolving threat from Earth doesn’t destroy their chances.
Outer Red - Part One: Off The Given Path by Jeff Walker Outer Red - Part One: Off The Given Path by Sep. 14, 2018 $2.99 7,250 words Sample 20%
Jeff Walker's Outer Red - A fantastic new science fiction/fantasy spin on a classic fable. Enter a world where a young female ship captian is sent to retrieve information vital to the Galactic Kingdom; a new threat has emerged and the galaxy is in danger - Can she and her computer companion - GRIMM - get back onto the charted path and return home?
Silent Order: Ark Hand by Jonathan Moeller Silent Order: Ark Hand by Sep. 14, 2018 $2.99 56,620 words Sample 20%
The galaxy is at war, and the shadows of human history might destroy the present. When Jack March agrees to help Dr. Adelaide Taren track down a tip about an archaeological find, he doesn't expect to be drawn into a deadly Machinist plot. Because the secrets of the find are rooted in the past, but they might change the course of the future...
The Night Train by Evelyn Archer The Night Train by Sep. 14, 2018 $0.99 18,970 words Sample 20%
Equal parts cool noir and punk rock fairy tale, The Strange Files of Modesty Brown is a Decopunk Mystery, a short novelette where Red Riding Hood wears Sam Spade’s trilby hat AND a femme fatale’s lipstick.
The Last Ancestor by John Francis Kinsella The Last Ancestor by Sep. 14, 2018 Free! 126,100 words Read a sample
Scott is an international dealer in Asian and Tribal Art with galleries in London and Paris. He and Kate Lundy set off for Borneo in search of valuable ethnic art and the heirlooms of the tribal peoples living in the longhouses in the mountainous regions of Sarawak.
Alice In Virtuality by Norman Turrell Alice In Virtuality by Sep. 14, 2018 Free! 27,260 words Read a sample
A sci-fi action adventure in virtual reality from the British author of the best selling short story collection 'Points of Possibility'.
Beneath the Lanterns by C. Litka Beneath the Lanterns by Sep. 13, 2018 Free! 126,420 words Sample 20%
Beneath the Lanterns is an adventure novel set in an imaginary land. When the son of the ruler of Azere, finds himself engaged to a daughter of the Empress of Jasmyne, his good friend, Kel Cam, offers his help in dealing with this unwanted bride. Kel soon finds himself entangled in the intrigues of empires, threatening not only his freedom, but his life – proving that no good deed goes unpunished.
Soldiers and Secrets by E. Jon Gant Soldiers and Secrets by Sep. 13, 2018 $4.99 64,860 words Sample 10%
When Captain Jacqueline Damascus is demoted, she has no idea what’s coming. She has no idea about the missing scientists she will take a lightspeed ship to find, no idea about the new relationship she will find herself in, and no idea about the wave of pain and death coming towards her from an ex-partner.
Ruby Lake by Ron Howson Ruby Lake by Sep. 13, 2018 $9.99 101,130 words Sample 20%
A Science Fiction story, with action, adventure, and mystery. Two gun-toting scientists out of the military are sent on one last assignment. Find out what was killing the fish. It was an assignment, they find, that they were never supposed to return from. Attacked by mountain lions, fighting off zombies and monsters, they uncover the truth and now race against time to stave off an alien invasion.
Future World Rolls! by Terry Tumbler Future World Rolls! by Sep. 13, 2018 $4.99 100,970 words
This Space Opera is set to Rock n’ Roll and classical music, many of the songs being entirely original and being premiered by the author. It starts in the mid-20th century with two talented FBI Special Agents being tasked with recruiting people to undertake a really unusual mission. Based initially on our own Planet Earth, Future World ROLLS to its very core!
Claire Takes On The Galaxy by M S Lawson Claire Takes On The Galaxy by Sep. 13, 2018 Free! 78,000 words Read a sample
Fleeing the wedding day from hell and her mother Claire Williams enlists in the Stellar Marines and finds herself fighting from the freedom of the colony of Devil's Pit, with the help of an exiled bank robber and his adopted daughter.
Seeming by NicoleLuttrell Seeming by Sep. 12, 2018 Free! 28,470 words Read a sample
There's a murderer on the station of First Contact. Detective Sennett and Godfrey, a chef from Earth, have to hunt down the killer when Godfrey's wife is falsly accused.
Mrs. Crothers and the Everything Box by Walter Rice Mrs. Crothers and the Everything Box by Sep. 12, 2018 $1.99 12,780 words Sample 20%
Monica Crothers, a responsible woman in almost every way, like to likes to acquire odd items as a small rebellion against being ordinary, but life takes a strange turn when she ventures into a shop called Melvin’s. She leaves with a wooden item called The Everything Box that soon gives her surprising and unnerving messages. When she tries to remedy her situation, reality delivers more surprises.
Necropolis: The Order of the Four Sons, Book V by Lauren Scharhag & Coyote Kishpaugh Necropolis: The Order of the Four Sons, Book V by
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$3.99 157,200 words Sample 20%
The fifth book of The Order of the Four Sons series. In the wake of their defeat, Starry Wisdom retreated to their home world of Cerulean, a seemingly idyllic society they have engineered for their own dark purposes.
Combat: Book 3 of the Zaftan Troubles by Hank Quense Combat: Book 3 of the Zaftan Troubles by Sep. 12, 2018 $0.99 32,650 words Sample 20%
Enraged by the loss of valuable robots, the zaftans protest to the government officials who send a telegram to the local constable ordering her to protect the robots. The constable can only watch as MacDrakin, after destroying a second robot, gathers warriors and declares war on the aliens and their machines. Can the aliens be defeated?
Programming for Life: A Machine to Mind a Child by Barry Pomeroy Programming for Life: A Machine to Mind a Child by Sep. 11, 2018 $3.99 53,910 words Sample 15%
The machine was given three commands: Keep Amy alive, safe, and happy. The first two were easy enough, but the third meant understanding humans far better than they did themselves.
The Planet X Disaster by Marsell Morris The Planet X Disaster by Sep. 11, 2018 $1.99 21,390 words Sample 10%
For those of you who don't want to spend hours reading a long novel, here is a short story from the quick read series that can be read in a couple hours, maybe, less. The mythical and elusive Planet X is discovered, but not recognized as the savior of all humankind.