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Identity by Christa Yelich-Koth Identity by Oct. 09, 2018 $3.99 70,440 words
A fast-paced, layered scifi adventure, IDENTITY weaves through the consequences of choices and the price of redemption. The sequel to ILLUSION, IDENTITY concludes the story of Daith Tocc in this psychological science fantasy novel.
The Great Turning: Into the Turn by Lesli Richardson The Great Turning: Into the Turn by Oct. 09, 2018 $3.99 93,290 words Sample 20%
Family first. You can’t save everyone. These words are hammered home to a select few, warned by Dale Dixon to get out and get to safety. Even as most of the world remains blissfully unaware of what’s coming. The world will keep on turning, even after the impact, but humanity faces a great turning of its own. A new future where only some will survive, and few will thrive.
The Switch by John Dodsworth The Switch by Oct. 09, 2018 Free! 7,280 words Read a sample
A story within a story. This melancholy tale explores ideas regarding family and love, while testing the boundaries for what can be considered fiction and non-fiction. An action-packed short story with a shocking twist ending. Readers will be left to fill in the blanks, wondering what was real, and what wasn't.
Apolyon by Ángel Ruiz Cediel Apolyon by Oct. 09, 2018 $2.99 142,700 words Sample 10%
El caos social se apodera del mundo y la vida ha dejado de tener todo tipo de valores. Apolyon, una organización secreta, pone en marcha los relojes de la guerra y la paz para disparar los interrogantes más siniestros de la condición humana. Una obra que desborda de imaginación y creatividad, en la que se fusionan fundamentos religiosos con las estructuras más altas del poder. El autor diseña
Fractured Skies by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint Fractured Skies by
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$5.99 159,900 words Sample 15%
Not all monsters are beasts. If Jenna ever wants to see the Community be secure, she needs to figure out how to end the beast transformations, remove the government making her cherished Community a front for a nightmare, and remove terrifying memory seeds from her head before she loses herself.
The House of Making Things by Peiter Morgan The House of Making Things by Oct. 09, 2018 $3.99 79,400 words
Semiconductor expert Peiter Morgan offers a fresh take on global industry and its future.
The Two Travelers Prelude: Beyond the Glass Door by Richard Phillip Hoffman The Two Travelers Prelude: Beyond the Glass Door by Oct. 08, 2018 Free! 76,530 words Read a sample
It is at the end of their world where the two travelers meet. They are in a facility for people deemed unworthy of the state where nobody escapes or freed. While separated by a glass wall as hard as steel, unable to express their love in any physical way, they experience the United States’ final death cry and learn the one shred of hope that can save them lies through each other.
The Saoirse Saga Box Set by Teagan Kearney The Saoirse Saga Box Set by Oct. 08, 2018 $4.99 158,590 words Sample 10%
Slave. Consort. Rebel. Kia has been all three since the day the empire’s space fleet appeared in the skies over Emankora. Yet from slaving in the asteroid mines to becoming the consort of Prince Rial, the heir to the Nadil-Kuradi Empire, she has never forgotten her desire to avenge the deaths of her family and gain her freedom. If you’re looking for a riveting read, buy the Saoirse Saga today!
De Vermelho E De Cinza by Y.N. Daniel De Vermelho E De Cinza by Oct. 08, 2018 $2.47 108,140 words Sample 20%
A religião cinzenta espalha-se cada vez mais rápido pelo mundo. E no Brasil, Gloria está para descobrir que São Paulo é uma cidade feita de várias cidades. Uma dessas cidades é feita de iluminattis, clãs, honra, espadas e samurais.O mundo está se tornando cada vez mais cinza, mas talvez, no grande tabuleiro de forças, Gloria pode se tornar o peão vermelho que irá decidir o grande jogo.
Spice Crimes: A Fallen Empire Novel by Dale Ivan Smith Spice Crimes: A Fallen Empire Novel by Oct. 08, 2018 $2.99 53,460 words Sample 20%
After the events of Lindsay Buroker's End Game, Alisa Marchenko thought she'd have a quiet life with Leonidas, her crew and daughter. She was wrong. When her ship goes missing with her crew, she and Leonidas must battle pirates and mafia alike to get both back. This novel was originally published as part of the Kindle Worlds program and has been republished with permission of Lindsay Buroker.
It was a Small Affair by Ken Hart It was a Small Affair by Oct. 08, 2018 $3.99 77,440 words Sample 20%
On February 23, 2010, an Army infantry squad, carrying ammunition to a training exercise is swept into a time rift. The rift takes them to the Alamo, thirteen days before it fell.
Aurealis #115 by Dirk Strasser (Editor) Aurealis #115 by Oct. 07, 2018 $2.99 21,350 words Sample 20%
Aurealis #115 transports us to the truly alien yet strangely recognisable Australia of Clive McAlpin’s ‘The Spoils’, then to a planet evacuated by humans in ‘The Empty Quarter’ by Jai Baidell, and finally to a place where the only choice is between two sorts of devils in Pierce Skinner’s ‘Sacrifice’.
View of a Bakers Boy : HUNGER GAMES SPIN-OFF by Amanda Ripia View of a Bakers Boy : HUNGER GAMES SPIN-OFF by Oct. 07, 2018 $0.99 57,020 words Sample 20%
The Hunger Games in Peeta's Point of View. As punishment for a past rebellion, the 12 districts of the nation of Panem are forced by the Capitol to select two tributes, one boy and one girl between 12 and 18, to fight to the death in the annual Hunger Games until there is only one survivor.
The Promise by Kyle Pratt The Promise by Oct. 07, 2018 $0.99 6,020 words Sample 20%
Do the spirits of the dead in space return home or drift forever between worlds? His father died in the war years ago. Now his grown son will leave the planet of his birth with his wife and son, but his mother refuses to go unless they first visit an old war memorial on a desolate part of the planet.
Infinite Darkness by Kyle Pratt Infinite Darkness by Oct. 07, 2018 $0.99 7,220 words Sample 20%
A young man wakes up and discovers he is the new guy in an army unit on an alien world. Infinite Darkness, my third tale in the Final Duty universe, examines one day in the life of Denton Alexander, caught in combat on an alien world. I quizzed my youngest son, an Army veteran, for procedural details while writing it.
Doppelganger Smile by Kyle Pratt Doppelganger Smile by Oct. 07, 2018 $0.99 5,300 words Sample 20%
On a leisurely sailing trip with her boyfriend, a sudden squall hurls Lisa into the raging sea. Sinking ever deeper she knows death is certain. Then she stares into the eyes of another woman with her in the waters. The woman looks just like her.
Return of the Astronaut by S.P. Austen Return of the Astronaut by Oct. 07, 2018 $1.99 16,360 words Sample 20%
"Return of the Astronaut" is a novelette centering on the disappearance of an Apollo astronaut on the far side of the moon in 1978. After many years, the astronaut suddenly returns from Space, having been given up for dead.
Time Abberation by Rahul Sharma Time Abberation by Oct. 07, 2018 $2.75 26,420 words Sample 20%
This is the story of Jeff, a young intelligent boy, who has all the happiness in his life. A beautiful girl, Jessica who loved him like a million stars in the sky. His father who works at a cybertech is a renowned scientist. College hood, where everyone admires him and glorified with his intelligence. He has a perfect life and yet, he wants to kill himself since he came to know the mysterious
Isabella's Story by Aya DeAniege Isabella's Story by Oct. 07, 2018 $7.99 264,900 words Sample 20%
How far would you go to be debt free? To escape poverty? In a world where genetic debt exists, these are very real questions that the poor struggle with every day. Isabella Martin looks over her life and sees only one possible option: sign away her rights to a billionaire heir.
Letters of the Lamb by Saqib Sadiq Letters of the Lamb by Oct. 07, 2018 You set the price! 1,420 words Sample 33%
A verbal trailer for an upcoming novel set in the Reapers of the Damned universe.
Monsters from Beyond Reality by V Bertolaccini Monsters from Beyond Reality by Oct. 07, 2018 $8.95 165,570 words Sample 10%
An action-packed book with three colossal SF horror thrillers with explorers uncovering mind-bending discoveries ... A colossal lost Transylvanian castle in New York, over centuries, has mind-bending magical hauntings and legends ... A military weapon system shoots down a UFO and a strange IE entity appears ... Something strange rests deep below a desolate haunted castle, waiting to be revived ...
The Dyson Stargate by V Bertolaccini The Dyson Stargate by Oct. 07, 2018 $4.95 55,340 words Sample 20%
Action-packed amazing stories of encounters with mind-bending gateways to the stars and beyond! Something is buried away on Mars! Deep in the depths of Mars astronauts find an energy sphere and scientists use its technology to create a black hole and enter its mind-blowing gateway, the Dyson Stargate, with trillions of portals, and are chased throughout space by something from beyond the universe!
The Concierge by R. Vincent Tibbetts The Concierge by Oct. 06, 2018 $2.99 45,060 words Sample 20%
Marteen has dreams, aspirations and absolutely no idea what he's doing or what he's up against. He has a loose plan to escape his limited life. There is one job within the confines of the metropolis that can raise him above his static station. With nothing to lose, Marteen embarks on a chaotic and bumbling journey. Welcome to the arcane and Kafkaesque world of The Concierge.
Monsters & Machinegeweren by Jeroen van Mastbergen Monsters & Machinegeweren by Oct. 06, 2018 $3.49 29,050 words Sample 20%
Monsters verschijnen op aarde en vallen willekeurige doelwitten aan. Als reactie op deze monsterinvasies richtte elk land een anti monster team op. Dit is het verhaal van één zo’n team: Het Tactical Invasion Eradication Team uit een klein Afrikaans land genaamd Djibouti...
Viral by Saïd Viral by Oct. 06, 2018 Free! 3,670 words
Sans yeux, nous te voyons. Sans nez, nous te sentons. Sans bouche nous te dévorons.
Star Song by Thomas Macy Star Song by Oct. 05, 2018 $2.00 106,900 words Sample 20%
The Chosen is a clandestine group of Christians committed to a common goal: make a home around another star, leaving the Devil and his demons behind. At last they have found a way to make the journey. When Simon discovers the woman he loves is part of some cult planning to use the dead to travel through space, he implements a plan to rescue her but winds up enmeshed in their adventure.
El tiempo no existe by Fernando M. Cantos El tiempo no existe by Oct. 05, 2018 $4.25 161,360 words Sample 20%
En este volumen expongo mi deferencia sobre los hechos ocurridos en un lugar denominado Roswell hace ya unos cuantos años en que ocurrió un acontecimiento verídico con una aeronave de origen desconocido al colisionar sobre el suelo con dos tripulantes de origen desconocido aparentemente de otros mundos.
Όταν ράγισε ο Χρόνος by Panos Sakelis Όταν ράγισε ο Χρόνος by Oct. 05, 2018 $4.99 90,520 words Sample 20%
Άτομα άγνωστα μεταξύ τους έπρεπε να βρεθούν, να συνδυαστούν ευρήματα για να εντοπίσουν αυτό που έπρεπε να γίνει, αλλά το σπουδαιότερο, να ταυτοποιηθεί αυτό το ίδιο το συμβάν που ταλάνιζε τους ιθύνοντες ενός παράξενου μυητικού σχηματισμού. Ο πόλεμος αλλά και τα καθημερινά γεγονότα, ανεβάζουν ακόμα περισσότερο την δυσκολία του εγχειρήματος. Ο θάνατος της μαντάμ Μαρί αφήνει το όλο εγχείρημα ακέφαλο.
Eldritch Blasphemies and Technological Horrors Volume 1 by Eric Malikyte Eldritch Blasphemies and Technological Horrors Volume 1 by Oct. 05, 2018 $2.99 43,470 words
Take a journey through six innovative stories by Eric Malikyte, author of Into the Astral Lands! From sweeping, alien dreamworlds, governed by Eldritch gods who feast on the souls of the living, to ancestor simulations, cities ruled by sentient android dictators, cyberpunk mega corporations, and much more!
Historias de Night City by Scar Cyberpunk Historias de Night City by Oct. 04, 2018 Free! 6,320 words Read a sample
Cyberpunk está cada día más cerca, a la vuelta de la esquina, are you ready ?
The Divided States of America Vol. 1 by J Alan Erwine The Divided States of America Vol. 1 by Oct. 04, 2018 $3.99 75,800 words Sample 10%
No one can say with any reasonable certainty when the United States of America began to fall apart. Many point to the presidential election of 2016, but most believe the breakup started long before this. Now, in the year 2110, the former United States is made up of 13 nation-states and The Wastelands. Some of the nation-states have prospered under self-rule, while others have declined.
Triangle: The Azellian Affairs Book 2 by Sara L Daigle Triangle: The Azellian Affairs Book 2 by Oct. 04, 2018 $4.99 101,870 words Sample 20%
Tangled in a complex relationship with two alien men from a different world, Tamara Carrington's college life on Earth is not going according to plan.
The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station by Edward Hoornaert The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station by Oct. 04, 2018 $2.99 40,960 words
The space pirates think they've succeeded in invading Farflung Space Station -- but they didn't count on Sandrina. The attractive waif has discovered so many of Farflung’s secrets that she’s the most powerful person on the station . . . though nobody knows it yet. They're about to find out.
Saturnius Mons by Jeremy L. Jones Saturnius Mons by Oct. 03, 2018 $4.99 119,050 words Sample 20%
The battle for the future of humanity begins on Titan. Viekko Spade, a warrior from the Martian steppes, along with his team of explorers, must end Corporate ambitions on the Saturn's moon before their influence spreads. But Titan has a dark secret that threatens to destroy every living thing on the terraformed moon.
Dreamhaul and other stories by Sean Monaghan Dreamhaul and other stories by Oct. 03, 2018 $3.99 26,630 words Sample 10%
Cal dives into dreams. A unique skill that brings rewards. And demands. And when a particularly demanding customer shows up, she catches Cal by surprise. From utterly warped reality, to straight ahead sci-fi, these stories cover it all. Everyday characters dealing with events that stretch their resources and their credulity. If only someone was there to help. Brace yourself for the weird.
Jessica's Monster by Timothy F. Connolly Jessica's Monster by Oct. 03, 2018 $2.99 42,560 words Sample 15%
A promising college athlete who died in a car crash is suddenly back among the living, wandering the streets of her Texas town with strange green eyes — and a dangerous appetite. It’s up to Dr. Jessica McCallum to elude her biotech firm's hired hitman and convince the town that the tall, blonde girl stalking their streets is not who she seems, before a monstrous nature claims its due.
The Last Chip from Greenwich by Julian M. Miles The Last Chip from Greenwich by Oct. 03, 2018 $3.99 72,590 words Sample 20%
One night in future London town, where a theft goes awry and nobody is ready for what follows. The eternal truth of any capitol city is that there are a lot of people not doing so well. When a once in a lifetime chance of attaining dreams, vengeance, or escape comes up, people will fight over it. Tonight is a night where secrets cannot hold, and may not even save.
The Cardinal by Stephanie Huesler The Cardinal by Oct. 03, 2018 $5.99 192,460 words Sample 20%
In the Scottish Highlands, a mythical kingdom of immortals is scattered by the Vikings. Will their remnant ever be reunited? Will the slaves regain freedom and find their way home? As a team of archaeologists digs deeper, the core understanding of what it means to be human is challenged. That we are not alone in the universe is one thing; that we are not alone on Earth is another thing entirely.
Nosotros, El origen by Herbert Soriano Nosotros, El origen by Oct. 03, 2018 Free! 78,930 words Read a sample
Nosotros, el origen narra la historia de un universo habitado por criaturas históricas. Los enanos del imperio vikingo, los centauros del imperio mongol, los minotauros del imperio romano, los puru del imperio maori, los orcos del imperio chin, los drow del imperio arabe y los elfos del imperio templario han alcanzado la cúspide de la civilización, pero su oscuro pasado los ha alcanzado a ellos.
Наукамоль by Sergey Halivulin Наукамоль by Oct. 03, 2018 $0.99 55,690 words Sample 20%
А что если каждый день Рождество? Чего может желать автор идеи создания криптовалюты и на что не колеблясь её поменяет? Как заставить умирающую дочь жить? Почему любовь это борьба? Как выжить в этом мире будучи изгоем, всего лишь потому что не употребляешь в пищу животную плоть? Каждый из героев пройдя свой путь найдет нужные ответы. Или ответ сам найдет своего героя...
Blaster Tech #1 The Rebirth of George Washington by Travis McKee Blaster Tech #1 The Rebirth of George Washington by Oct. 03, 2018 $2.00 16,550 words Sample 20%
Aboard a mothballed vessel docked on a comet within the Oort Cloud, a long-scrapped training program comes alive with a living simulacra of George Washington, General of the Armies. The Grandfather of the Nation awakens other training simulacra, who also tap into their human consciousness, and this pantheon of military legends is willing to lead in rebuilding humanity.
Saucers: Beyond the Roswell Conspiracy by Gerald St Clare Saucers: Beyond the Roswell Conspiracy by Oct. 03, 2018 $4.99 51,380 words Sample 20%
Who are they? ... What do they want? ... Is this the end for mankind, or just the beginning?
Red Seven: A Novella by Richard J. O'Brien Red Seven: A Novella by Oct. 02, 2018 $3.99 38,680 words Sample 10%
A college professor gets arrested and shipped to an interment camp after a newly elected president bent on redefining patriotism orders the wholesale elimination of opposition throughout the country.
L'heure de vivre by Rose Steinmetz L'heure de vivre by Oct. 02, 2018 $1.14 10,160 words Sample 20%
Au 22ème siècle, notre société est devenue très organisée et hyper connectée. Mais arrivée au bout de sa vie, Sonia commence à questionner ce qu’elle a toujours cru. Les choses sont-elles vraiment ce qu’elles semblent être ? Elle se lance dans un dernier voyage qui l'amènera bien au-delà de ce qu’elle n’aurait jamais pu espérer et découvrir les terrifiants secrets que cache sa société parfaite.
The Algorithm of Power by Pedro Barrento The Algorithm of Power by Oct. 02, 2018 $4.99 150,630 words Sample 10%
A society run by an operating system... A world without politicians... Welcome to the reign of software!
Wayfarer Resolve by Eileen Troemel Wayfarer Resolve by Oct. 02, 2018 $2.99 59,940 words Sample 20%
In this final installation of Wayfarers, Decker and Adara face an attack on their homeworlds as well as on their children. A clan member from Phelan’s clan attacks Addy and Zoe while Adara and Decker deal with riots and attacks on the home world. Phelan’s clan member is at fault. Will this break down the clans?
The Threatening Sky by E. R. Mason The Threatening Sky by Oct. 02, 2018 $0.99 94,390 words Sample 10%
Is Artificial Intelligence really an apocalyptic threat to society? Could A.I. actually take control of humanity? As agents Cassiopia Cassell and Scott Markman close in on a modern day Jack the Ripper, the world around them suddenly begins to change. Machines are behaving oddly.Traffic lights seem almost malicious. Super computers are refusing to accept input.
DuOPolis by S. Dorman DuOPolis by Oct. 02, 2018 $3.99 107,920 words Sample 4%
DuOPolis is unconventional speculative fiction about three young "gangs" living in the same area in alternate times. By an aberration in Time they meet unexpectedly in the 21st century neighborhood of FivePoints and engage with one another to untie the knot of Time. These teenagers are from circa Anno Domini 1769, 1900 A.D. and 2017 CE; displaced inadvertent time-travelers trying to get "home."
Mercenary (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by Barbara G.Tarn Mercenary (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by Oct. 02, 2018 $3.99 31,430 words Sample 20%
Cherry lost her wings and her second life started as mercenary to repay her implant. Until she crosses paths with Mr. H and then her life might change once again.
Sydney Chambers Omnibus #1 by B. T. Jaybush Sydney Chambers Omnibus #1 by Oct. 02, 2018 $2.99 140,970 words Sample 10%
The first two novels of the Sydney Chambers saga together in one volume for the first time!