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Careful What You Wish For by Martin Sowery Careful What You Wish For by Sep. 11, 2018 You set the price! 59,230 words Sample 20%
an everyday dystopian tale of alien abduction, telepathic politicians and the blue butterflies of the apocalypse
The Ephialtes Shorts Collection by Gavin E Parker The Ephialtes Shorts Collection by Sep. 11, 2018 $0.99 78,770 words Sample 20%
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars' secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. The stories of The Ephialtes Shorts Collection make up the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. The collection comprises all four previously released shorts together with the exclusive Ephialtes Short V: Why Am I So Clever?
Moon Mutineers by Charles Eugene Anderson Moon Mutineers by Sep. 11, 2018 $2.99 1,390 words Sample 20%
How will history be remembered the first moon mission? Sometimes the time confuses the facts. In this short story, will Neil Armstrong make his small step on the Moon or take his great leap for mankind?
Fool's Errand: Redemption by Nick Zentor Fool's Errand: Redemption by Sep. 10, 2018 $1.85 31,040 words
Nick Stone was working with the newest state-of-the-art 3d TDM systems on a special project when it unleashed his angry alter ego, seeking redemption for an injustice that had him sent to Aton 5, the purgatory of the galaxy.
Effect and Cause by Lesley L. Smith Effect and Cause by Sep. 10, 2018 $0.99 2,660 words Sample 10%
On the Mars colony, Jake's songwriting interferes with his parents' quantum experiment with potentially catastrophic results...
Drabble Harvest #11-Unnatural Wildlife Handbook by Terrie Relf Drabble Harvest #11-Unnatural Wildlife Handbook by Sep. 10, 2018 $1.99 3,580 words Sample 10%
What sort of creatures live out there on the other planets of the Universe? Which ones are friendly, which ones should be avoided, and which ones will steal your space shuttle and debit cards? Find out in this wild and woolly collection of very short stories.
Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - The Early Years by Theresa M. Moore Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - The Early Years by Sep. 10, 2018 $4.99 82,390 words Sample 15%
A collection of essays by the author about films which are important to pop culture and science fiction, with a history of film and film technology. The chronology includes all science fiction films of the period 1900 to 1939. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data, where possible; since some films have been lost.
The Most Important Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - Vol 3 by Theresa M. Moore The Most Important Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - Vol 3 by Sep. 10, 2018 $4.99 140,180 words Sample 15%
A collection of essays by the author about films which were important to pop culture and the genre. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data about each production. The chronology runs from 1983 to 1999.
The Most Important Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - Vol 2 by Theresa M. Moore The Most Important Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - Vol 2 by Sep. 10, 2018 $4.99 113,960 words Sample 15%
A collection of essays by the author about films which were important to pop culture and the genre. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data about each production. The chronology runs from 1970 to 1983.
The Most Important Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - Vol 1 by Theresa M. Moore The Most Important Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - Vol 1 by Sep. 10, 2018 $4.99 112,270 words Sample 15%
A collection of essays by the author about films which were important to pop culture and the genre. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data about each production. The chronology runs from 1925 to 1968.
The System (The Bubo Series Book 1) by Jess Peters The System (The Bubo Series Book 1) by Sep. 10, 2018 Free! 60,300 words
At Seventeen-Years-Old, it is time for Daniel to become a man and contribute to society. Medical and science is where he wants to be. To research and create a cure. Rations and living conditions are better there. to help in saving humanity and freeing everyone from this Safe Zone. To get there he must pass The System. The Safe Zone protects them, but The System seeks to save.
Mithila Review Issue 10 by Mithila Review Mithila Review Issue 10 by Sep. 10, 2018 $2.99 53,950 words
Mithila Review is an international science fiction and fantasy journal founded in 2015. We publish literary speculative fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, articles, art, etc. from around the world.
Interzone #277 (September-October 2018) by TTA Press Interzone #277 (September-October 2018) by Sep. 10, 2018 $4.99 54,960 words Sample 10%
New cutting edge science fiction and fantasy by Gregor Hartmann, Shauna O'Meara, Joanna Berry, Aliya Whiteley, and Samantha Murray. Art by Vince Haig, Richard Wagner, Ben Baldwin, Vincent Sammy. Features: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film reviews); Book Zone (book reviews); comment columns by Nina Allan and Andy Hedgecock.
The Songster & the Pirates by C.M. Simpson The Songster & the Pirates by Sep. 10, 2018 $2.99 7,610 words Sample 20%
Once a space merc, now a singer, Taran keeps her identity as a siren secret. When spacewolves join the audience at her current gig, she knows what they’re looking for. The only question is can she slip away, before the wolves and her past can catch up with her?
Traveler's Zone by Chris Pavesic Traveler's Zone by Sep. 10, 2018 $4.99 50,160 words Sample 20%
Escape from a world of darkness into a magical realm of limitless adventure. Magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as Cami navigates the Realms and builds a better life for her family. But an intrusion from her old life threatens everything she has gained and imperils the entire virtual world. Time to play the game.
The Legend of ZERO: Forging Zero by Sara King The Legend of ZERO: Forging Zero by Sep. 09, 2018 $5.99 188,810 words Sample 20%
Joe is an American teenager drafted into an intergalactic war where humanity is just another item on the menu.
Aliens From the Sky by C.O. Amal Aliens From the Sky by Sep. 09, 2018 Free! 63,440 words Read a sample
No humans would forget that day. That day was a burn mark in their heart. It was that day those things arrived. To kill and eat every resource our planet earth has. They were a hive. If one of their head was cut, ten new heads will replace it. But humans made a stand. And this was not the end…
Ant Farm: God and His Computer Simulation by CJ Choi Ant Farm: God and His Computer Simulation by Sep. 09, 2018 $4.99 81,220 words Sample 20%
A teenager is given a school assignment to create life in a computer simulation. He programs his virtual world: Earth, but his struggles in his personal life manifest themselves into this digital realm. Through his experiences with humanity and the revelation of a ground-shaking discovery of his past, he begins to understand the true meaning of life and the very nature of his own existence.
Rogue by Evangeline Oxum Rogue by Sep. 09, 2018 Free! 1,880 words Read a sample
When you've been on this job as long as I have, nothing surprises you anymore. Nothing, that is, until the day you find a little girl all alone in a ship full of dead bodies.
365 Mikro Bilimkurgu I by Mehmet Kardaş 365 Mikro Bilimkurgu I by Sep. 09, 2018 Free! 9,160 words
Her gün tek twitlik mikro bilimkurgu öykü yayınlayan BK Mikrohikaye'nin 1. yıl öyküleri. Sezai Özden'in çizimleriyle.
Renegades by K. Gorman Renegades by Sep. 09, 2018 $3.99 83,980 words Sample 20%
Genetically engineered from birth, Karin Makos’s powers have made her the Alliance’s most wanted person. With her sister still missing, and only a cryptic notebook left behind for clues, the mystery of her past is going to take a lot more time and resources than they have to unravel it.
Deathly Nightshade by Yvi Valentin Deathly Nightshade by Sep. 09, 2018 $2.99 21,650 words Sample 20%
They call me Belladonna and this is my story, it's the search for my life's purpose. I'm a twenty-five year old psychic and in my world, being open about that hasn't always been a good thing. I grew up during a time of war between psychic and non-psychic people. I barely saw action of the war but it had a dramatic impact on my life, causing me to get into plenty of messes in need of cleaning up.
A Princess Trapped by Odette C. Bell A Princess Trapped by Sep. 08, 2018 $3.99 47,720 words Sample 20%
The insurgency has begun and Winters is on his way. Saz and Andalusia must work together to discover the secret at the heart of Xantos tech. For without it, they will have no hope. … Tune in for the thrilling fourth installment in the Rising Princess Series
A Princess Made by Odette C. Bell A Princess Made by Sep. 08, 2018 $3.99 50,750 words Sample 20%
Andalusia has been revealed. But there is no way to stop her from running again. With Winters minutes away, she must flee. Saz will not let her go alone. He’s waited three years for this. With Andalusia within reach, he will stop at nothing to step to her side once more.
A Princess Found by Odette C. Bell A Princess Found by Sep. 08, 2018 $3.99 40,500 words Sample 20%
Andalusia is trapped. Her worst nightmare is coming to pass. Once her people recognize her, they will contact Winters, and he will come for her. Unless she finds someone to believe in her. Just when Andalusia fears there is no chance, she meets something from her past, and it rises up to give her one last chance.
A Princess Lost by Odette C. Bell A Princess Lost by Sep. 08, 2018 Free! 39,400 words Read a sample
Andalusia is no ordinary pirate – she’s a runaway princess. She ran to save her people from her betrothed. He intends to use her to start a galactic war, unless she can stay out of his clutches. When she runs into one of her old guards, she's pulled back into the life she disavowed. She can no longer afford to run. It is time to rise up and do what she should have done from the start - go to war.
Outlaw Galaxy: Trip and the Space Pirates by Bill Smith Outlaw Galaxy: Trip and the Space Pirates by Sep. 08, 2018 $2.99 73,320 words Sample 20%
(Outlaw Galaxy 1, stand-alone novel) Trip dreams of someday traveling to the stars ... but he never imagined that he’d be kidnapped and forced to join Diamond Black Joe’s pirate gang. A rousing space adventure for readers of all ages. By Bill Smith, author of the Outlaw Galaxy series and Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. About 73,000 words or 210 pages, reading time: 5 hours.
The Junkyard Dog Collection Books 1-3 by Charley Marsh The Junkyard Dog Collection Books 1-3 by Sep. 08, 2018 $7.99 76,780 words Sample 10%
Get the first three novellas from the sci-fi adventure/mystery Junkyard Dog series in one volume. Includes Junkyard Dog, Kraken Blues, and Deadly Cargo.
Artemis Hood #4: Where Wolves Go by Chris O'Connell Artemis Hood #4: Where Wolves Go by Sep. 08, 2018 $1.99 30 words Sample 16%
While Agents Hood and Marcos find themselves at the gateway to a dystopia, the masked cyborg and Foolish Sister continue to move their mysterious plans forward… But will their schemes have to accommodate additional players?
The Beacon 2 - Battle of Nuclear Creek by Mark Vaughan The Beacon 2 - Battle of Nuclear Creek by Sep. 08, 2018 $2.99 16,000 words Sample 20%
Louisiana, July 2019. Escape from the Dallas EMP blast soon results in murder, forcing a panicked escape back to crippled Texas. Prophecy, deception and military enlisting gains our protagonist a front row seat to the spectacular Native American battle of Nuclear Creek.
Neurocop by Saïd Neurocop by Sep. 08, 2018 Free! 2,630 words
Dans un pays rongé par la canicule, la police fait face au braquage d'une banque d'eau grâce à l'intelligence artificielle.
Gregoryi Tales - Becoming by Sam Lann Gregoryi Tales - Becoming by Sep. 08, 2018 You set the price! 1,520 words Sample 100%
Incidental stories of the world of The Summer King portion of The Winter Queen and Summer King.
Operation Catskill: An Oblivion Saga Prequel (The Oblivion Saga Book 0) by J.R. Mabry & B.J. West Operation Catskill: An Oblivion Saga Prequel (The Oblivion Saga Book 0) by
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Military life is all about following orders—until you get the order that will kill every man under your command... Jeff Bowers been tapped for a piece-of-cake mission. Fight some hillbilly rebels; retrieve a kidnapped diplomat. In and out. Simple. But once there, it's clear that they've been set up. And whoever is giving the orders does not seem to be on their side...
The Lycan Chronicles - Book Two of The Immortal Chronicles by Nancy A. Lopes The Lycan Chronicles - Book Two of The Immortal Chronicles by Sep. 07, 2018 $3.99 19,090 words Sample 10%
Following a year after The Daywalker Chronicles, The Lycan Chronicles finds Theo distraught when he finds out that his cousin, Matteo is facing some problems back home. Curious, he heads to Vancouver and soon finds out what's happened and how bad it really is.
The Daywalker Chronicles - Book One Of The Immortal Chronicles by Nancy A. Lopes The Daywalker Chronicles - Book One Of The Immortal Chronicles by Sep. 07, 2018 $3.99 13,060 words Sample 10%
Born 6 centuries after an outbreak took place, Ronan Adams always knew he was different. But it isn't until one day when he turns 26 years old, that he learns how different he really is and how that now affects him.
Solitary Man by R. Richard Solitary Man by Sep. 07, 2018 $2.99 7,690 words Sample 30%
Jake Doon wants and needs a lady. He has found the perfect lady for him. The lady has a problem. Jake Doon has a problem. All Jake Doon has to do to solve the problems is to defeat an advanced alien government Faint heart never wins a fair lady.
Schrodinger's Choice by Meyari McFarland Schrodinger's Choice by Sep. 07, 2018 $2.99 10,080 words Sample 20%
Chalk drifted in the air. Stupid Mr. Benenati. Teachers weren't supposed to make one kid clean the whole classroom just because she argued with him. Worst part was that no one listened. Everyone took Mr. Benenati's side. If only someone would understand that she had no choice. Schrodinger's Choice is a SF story that asks how we empower others that queer people are sure to remember for years.
Swords of The Dragon's Blood by Theresa M. Moore Swords of The Dragon's Blood by Sep. 07, 2018 $4.99 103,550 words Sample 15%
The sequel to "A Journey Written In Blood", this book continues the saga of Alexander Corvina and Lucien Arkanon as they move on into France. Alex and his father save the French ambassador to Bohemia from an ambush on the road. As a reward for their heroics, King Louis XIV gives them positions in his court. Each of them must learn what it means to be French in their own way.
Skellig by Denis McClean Skellig by Sep. 07, 2018 $1.99 53,970 words Sample 20%
Skellig Michael was previously known as Scelec Tearmann to those who first saw it for what it really is. It was purposefully designed as a refuge for desperate 'Life' by providing sustenance and a platform for their onward aspirations. When multiple tragedies visit a newly ordained Jesuit, the Reverend Ignatius Moloney blamed god, became heretic and desperately lost, but Tearmann found him.
Global Tribal by A.K. Stanfield Global Tribal by Sep. 07, 2018 $1.99 62,150 words Sample 20%
In a dystopian future, Kya is pregnant but not licensed to conceive. She flees into the wilderness but is pursued by the Guardians, the eco-communist authoritarian government that is all-powerful. With her past as a Guardian Trooper, will she be able to survive among her former enemies, the wild humans known as Solypts?
The Altar of the Five Mountains by K W Andri The Altar of the Five Mountains by Sep. 07, 2018 $8.00 81,720 words Sample 20%
They say that those who are afraid of the dark have no idea what the light can do. Have you ever imagined what may happen if people start to be afraid of the light instead of the dark? [...]
The Meadow of my Dreams by P R Glazier The Meadow of my Dreams by Sep. 07, 2018 Free! 151,960 words Read a sample
Mankind was about to be offered an opportunity to realise the next age in their evolution. But before the offer can be made events force those hoping to make this offer to withdraw it. Human kind has set itself upon a course of certain destruction and war rages across the world. A single chance circumstance, the rescue, of one man, Petré, makes an initial contact that was never supposed to occur.
Painted Skies by Talia Jager Painted Skies by Sep. 07, 2018 $2.99 71,040 words Sample 20%
Akacia and Everleigh have been apart for almost an earthmonth. Both still reeling from recent events, they try to get their lives back on track. They soon find out an evil from their past has resurfaced and their lives and home planet Valinor are in danger. Side-by-side once again, they find themselves fighting for love, peace, and their homes. **This book is an LGBTQ sci-fi story.**
Star ship Refugees I: The Alien and the Teacher by Susan Kelley Star ship Refugees I: The Alien and the Teacher by Sep. 07, 2018 $5.99 78,790 words Sample 20%
Gwen is exhilarated to be part of Earth’s first space colony until a handsome alien with his own agenda makes contact.
A Journey Written In Blood by Theresa M. Moore A Journey Written In Blood by Sep. 06, 2018 $5.99 154,950 words Sample 15%
In the 17th century, Alexander Corvina learns the art of the sword in Japan; then travels to Tibet and persuades his father Lucien Arkanon to rejoin the world of mankind. They share adventure and danger on the road as they travel together toward the west in search of a safe and peaceful haven. A literary treat for all history and fantasy lovers.
Tombs Under Vaile by Sean Monaghan Tombs Under Vaile by Sep. 06, 2018 $3.99 56,860 words Sample 10%
The stone block of Vaile Max prison stands on the Karnish plains. Impregnable and escape-proof. Prisoner Cole Dugald waits, release imminent. He wants no trouble. But when authorities demand help from investigator Flis Kupe, trouble looms. For everyone. On a collision course with deadly psychopaths, Cole and Flis must team up to survive. A Karnish River Navigations novel that expands the world.
The Suprahuman Secret - Free Preview by Milo James Fowler The Suprahuman Secret - Free Preview by Sep. 06, 2018 Free! 23,670 words Read a sample
In a crumbling post-war city of the future, private eye Charlie Madison stands in the gap. The last of his kind, a champion of lost causes, he confronts corrupt cops and violent gangsters, all while trying to make ends meet. He's seen everything -- until he encounters the Suprahuman Secret.
C.A.T.S.P.A.W.  Computer Augmented Timeing System Particle Acceleration Weapon by Daniel Cashman C.A.T.S.P.A.W. Computer Augmented Timeing System Particle Acceleration Weapon by Sep. 06, 2018 $1.99 52,340 words Sample 20%
There is a secret hidden in the Asteroid Belt. A secret so powerful that an entire civilization will fall or rise with it. This story is a roller coaster of action, adventure and human emotion combined with an eye opening vision of how society may develop when we, humans, take our first steps to colonize our solar system.
Nagrasanti by Theresa M. Moore Nagrasanti by Sep. 06, 2018 $2.99 54,010 words Sample 15%
In the 24th century, Megan Thereau is a journalist invited to a secret enclave, a place long thought to be a myth, only to find a community of humans and alien vampires living in harmony. Soon after she arrives, the village is besieged from within as well as without, as a mysterious illness strikes the populace and an adept from an ancient vampire cult invades to wreak havoc.
Luscious Secrets by Lindsey Hendrix Luscious Secrets by Sep. 06, 2018 $3.99 61,280 words Sample 20%
Curves for the Cowboy –Cowboy and BBW Romance A Tender Heart –Threesome MFM Military and Doctor Romance The Ranch of New Dreams –Cowboy and BBW Romance Sharing Seals –Threesome MFM Military Romance Laws of Passion–Threesome MFM Cowboy and Bad Biker Romance Coincidence of Wants – Military and Pregnancy Romance