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Versé Productions Presents: The Space Files by Karen See Versé Productions Presents: The Space Files by Feb. 14, 2019 $8.99 150,790 words Sample 5%
The Space Files is going to revitalize director/writer/producer Poul Versé’s career. How can it not? It’s brilliant, if he doesn’t say so himself. The directing, the cinematography, the writing, the casting. And yet, Poul has hallucinations. Right now, he’s seeing aliens and they may or may not be real.
Day of the Mystikon by Nick Zentor Day of the Mystikon by Feb. 14, 2019 $1.75 68,900 words Sample 20%
Ren Madkro was tired of playing warlord for the aliens that had him on a leash, so when he finally got a chance to make some kind of normal life for himself on Earth, he had to give it his best shot. But the aliens had other plans for him.
The Dyson Stargate by V Bertolaccini The Dyson Stargate by Feb. 14, 2019 $4.95 69,580 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!
Constellation XXI by Edward Hoornaert Constellation XXI by Feb. 14, 2019 $2.99 55,310 words Sample 20%
When her tugship inexplicably loses power while aimed straight at her space station home, Sienna Dukelsky tries frantically to get her ship working in time. But can she cooperate with Crispin Hunt, a former lover she’d once betrayed, to create a way to regain control before the ship kills thousands -- while also helping an alien give birth?
Rebel Without A Bra (Planet Hyman Series Book 2) by Kerrie Noor Rebel Without A Bra (Planet Hyman Series Book 2) by Feb. 14, 2019 $0.99 63,630 words Sample 20%
Mex is heading for the Edinburgh Festival in search of Legless. Hot on her heels is Beryl a leader who has already dropped Mex in it once and, now plans to do so again. Beryl must make contact with Mex before Mex finds Legless; retrieve the spark plug formula from Legless (without him knowing), find a way back to Planet Hy Man and save her planet. And all before the Edinburgh Festival finishes!
Online Daddy: A LitRPG Harem Adventure by Taboo Mistress Online Daddy: A LitRPG Harem Adventure by Feb. 13, 2019 $3.99 18,230 words Sample 20%
Who needs the real world when you can be a king in a virtual one? Derrick is quickly slipping into the game where he has special abilities, a harem of beautiful women, and a breathtaking kingdom to share with his team. Pleasure, pain, lust and satisfaction, these elements are all present in the virtual world with him. But there is someone special waiting outside the game.
Rogue Legion by Andreas Christensen Rogue Legion by Feb. 13, 2019 $2.99 31,290 words Sample 20%
Tensions are rising between the united Earth government and the legions. Having served faithfully during the war against the Lumins and even chased the alien invaders out of the Solar system, the legionnaires are dismayed when their service is not recognized. Instead, Ethan and the other legionnaires find themselves targeted by the authorities, and their only option is to flee the planet.
Airborne Transmission by Mike Laughrey Airborne Transmission by Feb. 12, 2019 $0.99 2,090 words Sample 50%
Paperwork filled out, but not officially filed or reported, following the crash of an experimental aircraft a few days after Halloween 2019.
The Travels of Scout Shannon Books 1-6 by Kate MacLeod The Travels of Scout Shannon Books 1-6 by Feb. 12, 2019 $9.99 369,790 words Sample 20%
is box set collects the entire six book series The Travels of Scout Shannon, namely Under Falling Skies, In Quaking Hills, Among Treacherous Stars, Against Impassable Barriers, Over Freezing Altitudes and At Galactic Central. "The Travels of Scout Shannon" series, young adult science fiction novels for fans of plucky heroines, girl assassins, political intrigue, and loyal dog sidekicks.
The Holo Droid Sagas - Part 2 - The Empress and the Violet Flame by Adrian Holland The Holo Droid Sagas - Part 2 - The Empress and the Violet Flame by Feb. 12, 2019 $1.27 20,460 words Sample 20%
The Empress is in danger, and she is not the only one! Starfield is a very worried Holo Droid, caught in a deadly plot to take over the empire. With twists and turns, fast action and adventure, and a hidden enemy at every turn. Can he extradite himself, or will he succumb to the growing madness...
Dance with The Devil by Niall Teasdale Dance with The Devil by Feb. 12, 2019 $2.99 71,060 words Sample 20%
Satan is abroad in Brooklyn. A bizarre suicide starts Fox Meridian and newly promoted detective Janice Nebbs on the trail of a twisted serial killer with the most unusual of murder weapons: The Devil.
After The Flood And Beyond by Andrew Man After The Flood And Beyond by Feb. 12, 2019 $4.99 97,500 words Sample 5%
‘After the Flood and Beyond… is a combined exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral study of our society’
Earth Boy: The Hidden Watchers by JC Mansell Earth Boy: The Hidden Watchers by Feb. 12, 2019 $6.25 99,180 words Sample 5%
In ancient times, humanity spread amongst the stars, abandoning their destroyed homeworld. But Earth evidently still exists and Elliot, the orphan from Sweden, caused much upset when showing up in the Atean Star-Kingdom, claiming he was from the lost cradle of humanity.
Lost Hope by Severine Wolfe Lost Hope by Feb. 12, 2019 $2.99 80,250 words Sample 10%
Two people discover each other and sabotage out on The Rim and find another piece of the puzzle into the faction that is trying to tear The Accord apart. Things turn especially dangerous when their ship is stranded far from a jump gate and dozens of saboteurs on board. They must discover how and why The Graxxus has been targeted and the discovery puts them into a race to beat the forces deter
Bot by Angela B. Mortimer Bot by Feb. 11, 2019 Free! 4,810 words Read a sample
John Hudson, the only person left on the space shuttle, watches in horror as those fighting below destroy the Earth. This is his doom too, he will run out of food and die, and he longs for it for what he sees below is destroying his mind. However, he is saved by an entity he cannot fathom.
Sortmind by Michael Smith Sortmind by Feb. 11, 2019 $3.99 132,000 words Sample 15%
The telepathic Sortmind app Mindwipes ten thousand users, and hysterical factions battle in the streets over whether telepathy should be free or outlawed. Oliver and Sam, high school art students whose fathers head the reviled Citizens Against Telepathy, struggle with friendship, love, and family--as well as rumors of alien invasion and the malfunctioning, reality-altering Sortmind.
Ascendant: Republic of Rage: Episode 1 of 5 by Richard Denoncourt Ascendant: Republic of Rage: Episode 1 of 5 by Feb. 11, 2019 Free! 31,340 words Read a sample
After a nuclear war ravages the country, America has split into two nations. Every one out of 1,000 citizens is born with some form of telepathy. Known as "ments," many become slaves, while most live in secrecy and fear.
MIRI: The Story by Viorel Vâlcu MIRI: The Story by Feb. 11, 2019 Free! 17,730 words Sample 30%
MIRI describes the Story of a young person going through a day unlike any other. A series of unfortunate events is challenging his perception of life until the entire world is replaced by a different reality. The modern times he thought he was a part of, seem to mirror a distant past or even a future that never happened.
Das zweite Buch der Tropen: Die klischeebelastete Merkur-„Nenn-es-nicht-Zombie“-Apokalypse by Peter Singewald Das zweite Buch der Tropen: Die klischeebelastete Merkur-„Nenn-es-nicht-Zombie“-Apokalypse by Feb. 11, 2019 You set the price! 72,010 words Sample 10%
Das zweite Buch der Tropen! Noch mehr Klischees! Noch mehr Versuche, sie zu erfüllen! Noch mehr Fehlschläge, daraus eine sinnvolle Geschichte zu schaffen! Noch mehr Ausrufezeichen im Klappentext! Was gibt es mehr zu sagen als:Lesen sie es! (Sie verden - wahrscheinlich - nicht dümmer dadurch.)
Blood Star by Brett Fitzpatrick Blood Star by Feb. 10, 2019 $4.99 73,820 words Sample 20%
Blood Star is the latest installment in the Dark Galaxy series of sci-fi novels. In Blood Star, the heroes of the series, a man named Knave and a woman named Altia, face their greatest test yet. After taking a stand against a corrupt empire and battling alien robots.
Indicible by Saïd Indicible by Feb. 10, 2019 Free! 2,870 words
Elle est seule. Colt sous la veste, dans les rues de Bruxelles du XXIIIe siècle, elle fait face à des corps sans vie, prisonniers de vêtements intelligents. "Indicible" est la suite de la nouvelle #23/52 : "Invisible".
Shell (Inside the Archangel) by Caesar Naples Shell (Inside the Archangel) by Feb. 10, 2019 Free! 3,270 words Read a sample
Find out how many men it takes to rule an organism with Shell, buried underneath years of Google Drive nonsense to take you there. By Caesar
Car Dodging And Other Stories by George Pappas Car Dodging And Other Stories by Feb. 10, 2019 $2.99 52,600 words Sample 20%
Controversial author and poet George Pappas returns with his first short story collection, CAR DODGING AND OTHER STORIES, based on short works from his youth. These 21 stories will take you on an intriguing journey ranging from teens playing a dangerous game in the title story to science fiction tales of a robot factory worker’s awakening.
Five Light-Years to the Firesnake by Rayner Ye Five Light-Years to the Firesnake by Feb. 10, 2019 Free! 44,470 words Read a sample
This is the first book in an adult paranormal dark dystopian space fantasy series--Plan8 Slaves. It is set within the seven solar systems of The Plan8 Alliance. Shamanism, magic, and time travel play an important role as the series develops around the converging storylines of different characters in a fight against interstellar slavery.
Conception: Book One of Human Dilemma by Scott Sibary Conception: Book One of Human Dilemma by Feb. 10, 2019 $4.99 77,600 words Sample 10%
2038: Solveig leads her team to China to assemble with Deng AnDe and his team an artificial general intelligence. She faces dilemmas of politics and gender; he faces loyalty issues. Learning she’s not the only skeptic on the project, she must decide: ferret out the dissenters, or side with them. He’s caught between conflicting orders; she must make sure she won’t help create a powerful new weapon.
Titanian Fury by Linda Jordan Titanian Fury by Feb. 09, 2019 $0.99 47,360 words Sample 20%
Cassandra and the other villagers on the planet, Titania 37, barely scrape out a living. They depend on each other to remain alive on the sparsely populated planet. The native residents live among them peacefully, trading and thriving. The Caledonians show up and impose martial law. They plan to mine what they need quickly and get off this hellhole. Titania possesses life-changing secrets.
Questionable Empires by Meyari McFarland Questionable Empires by Feb. 09, 2019 $5.99 47,610 words Sample 20%
Eight worlds. Eight adventures. Eight brushes with destiny. In Questionable Empires, Meyari McFarland collects together eight exciting stories of adventure, danger and discovery that are sure to grab you and not let go after you're done reading.
The Other Side of Tomorrow by Rabb Marcellus The Other Side of Tomorrow by Feb. 09, 2019 $3.99 62,990 words Sample 20%
Two civilizations collide. The humans inhabited the planet first but now they have to deal with onslaughts from another race who also want to lay claim to the third planet orbiting the Carina sun. Their solution--infect the humans with a virus and exterminate them. The ingenuity of the humans stops the death process but now they have to deal with the changes it brings to their DNA?
Still in Beta. Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #17: Short Reads Series by Neil A. Hogan Still in Beta. Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #17: Short Reads Series by Feb. 09, 2019 $0.99 6,050 words Sample 10%
While experimenting on himself to raise his brain waves frequencies to see the areas of reality that a normal human cannot perceive, a scientist discovers something completely unexpected. Something that could affect the entire human race now and forever. 'Still in Beta' is #17 in the Science Fiction Weekly Short Reads Series. A short science fiction story of about 5500 words
Oh My God. It's Full of Stars. Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #16: Short Reads Series by Neil A. Hogan Oh My God. It's Full of Stars. Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #16: Short Reads Series by Feb. 09, 2019 $0.99 4,730 words Sample 10%
When Captain Dhead's ship appears near a black hole binary system, his alien first officer Khyrks eagerly tells him that there is treasure in a tear in space time, right in the center. Slightly uneasy at being in such a dangerous part of space, Dhead sends a drone into the tear to investigate. And finds something incredible. 'Oh My God. It's Full of Stars' is a short reads story. Approx 4200wds
Specters of Nemesis by Karen Kincy Specters of Nemesis by Feb. 08, 2019 $4.99 71,930 words Sample 20%
Until death do us part. When Ardis and Wendel abandon the battlefields of Prussia and Austria-Hungary, they expect anonymity in America. Perhaps assassins and bloodshed will be no more than a distant nightmare. But not even the bustle of New York City offers them peace. Together, they must fight to escape the shadows of their pasts, and avoid a far more terrible future.
Angelos Odyssey: Volume One by J. B. M. Patrick Angelos Odyssey: Volume One by Feb. 08, 2019 Free! 203,720 words Read a sample
This is the story of the assassin, Tavon, whose ambition drove him to explore past his simple upbringing in the slums of the Citadel in order to become one of the most notorious killers in the universe.
Devil Biker by R. Richard Devil Biker by Feb. 08, 2019 $3.25 9,090 words Sample 30%
James Rond inherits a house and things from his grandfather. James Rond doesn’t get along with people all that well. People sometimes try to attack Big Jim. If you try to attack Big Jim, likely he will kill you. But then what to do with the dead body? Big Jim has a working relationship with one who takes care of things like dead bodies.
Bib and the Scarecrow Made of Mice by A. Gerald Whybray Bib and the Scarecrow Made of Mice by Feb. 08, 2019 Free! 15,790 words Read a sample
'Bib and the Scarecrow Made of Mice' is a collection of short weird speculative horror fiction pitched somewhere between the childishly spooky and the unpleasantly uncanny, influenced as much by children's TV horror of the 1990s as by Robert Aickman and Coover.
Druid Rumors by R.L. Berger Druid Rumors by Feb. 08, 2019 $2.99 144,620 words Sample 10%
The final adventure of spiritual discovery, science fiction and fantasy in book three of the Druid Saga Trilogy
Kimono Coconut by George Saoulidis Kimono Coconut by Feb. 08, 2019 $2.99 6,020 words Sample 20%
Pinky Violence meets Cyberpunk Coconut is not a good girl. She started off like that, like all girls do, but something along the way went terribly wrong. This is not the story about that. This is the story of how she received her first assassination target, how she blew the whole thing, and how she then blew him and fell in love with him. A Cyberpink story.
Dark Warrior by M.R. Kelly Dark Warrior by Feb. 08, 2019 $4.99 27,240 words
Alize has hungered for Arrgeth for as long as she can remember and assumes it’s merely a question of time until the fiercely handsome warrior will claim her as his own. Constantly thwarted by his inaction, however, she takes matters into her own hands, only to be met with a brutal rejection that is like a stake through her heart.
A Zenless Ken by Papoose Doorbelle A Zenless Ken by Feb. 08, 2019 $4.99 48,980 words
A Zenless Ken, Book 2 of the Torture Trials, exposes those who declared war on God, details how She protected the one sent to uncover the truth, and reveals some of the mysteries left unanswered in the first installment. This book begins the Age of Enlightenment. Feel it heal and embrace God’s love.
Salvaging Outer Space: Azrik Richards New Partnership Journal by Kenny Carpenter Salvaging Outer Space: Azrik Richards New Partnership Journal by Feb. 07, 2019 Free! 900 words Read a sample
Another Prequel Journal to the novelization of the cult following movie "Salvaging Outer Space", which is stylized as a comic book, this time through the eyes of Azrik Richards, the business partner of Captain Laruge. These are his few pages of thoughts after he went into business with the Captain and the buying of the Baby Blue, before it even had its name.
Salvaging Outer Space: Blair's 1st Journal by Kenny Carpenter Salvaging Outer Space: Blair's 1st Journal by Feb. 07, 2019 Free! 830 words Read a sample
Another Prequel Journal based on the novelization of the movie "Salvaging Outer Space", from the thoughts of a young Commander Jeff Blair and his arriving to the Baby Blue via transport shuttle from Earth.
Avenging Cartography by Ken Poyner Avenging Cartography by Feb. 07, 2019 $2.99 57,310 words Sample 10%
Fifty-five short, provocative fictions. A young woman dating an insect. Houses that migrate, forcing their owners to introduce themselves to neighbors. A man confronting mammoth rustlers. A village that builds its houses from books. A man finds a use for the inter-dimensional gap he has discovered in his backyard. A bear seeking a job in accounting
The End is Nigh by William Blackwell The End is Nigh by Feb. 07, 2019 $0.99 87,290 words Sample 15%
As a blazing inferno decimates the world, seven social outcasts form an unlikely alliance, fleeing to an underground shelter, where they’re thrust into a life-and-death battle with vicious evil forces threatening to seize control of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Winds of the Forest by Dele Daniel Winds of the Forest by Feb. 07, 2019 Free! 73,940 words Read a sample
In the only surviving part of the earth sits the post-apocalyptic West-African Kingdom of Nayja. In the only place where humans still exist lives four tribes, the Kingfishers, the Ammirians, the Rowans and the Arnazuris but one tribe is dominant and must remain so. Seventeen-year-old Genesis Romunda is one of the elite hunters of Black Forest, the Arnazuri community where there is no electricity.
The Lavender House by Frank Hajek The Lavender House by Feb. 07, 2019 $1.99 62,670 words Sample 20%
A man without his history; a house absent presence; the unrelenting pursuit of a remarkable multi-millionaire... There was a reason they called him the Ghost of Wall Street. Meet Adrian Knox, his woman Sophie and the wonders only extreme wealth and a drastic quest for anonymity might construct. And it’s all about to change...
In a Green Dress, Surrounded by Exploding Clowns and Other Stories by Robert Jeschonek In a Green Dress, Surrounded by Exploding Clowns and Other Stories by Feb. 06, 2019 $4.99 91,680 words Sample 10%
Get ready to have your mind blown. Each of these 15 scifi/fantasy stories shines a light on another wild world you’ve never seen before. From exploding clowns to killer chickens, you will meet the wildest characters. And find a bold new way of looking at life.
Alien UFO Disclosure: Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #15: Short Reads Series by Neil A. Hogan Alien UFO Disclosure: Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #15: Short Reads Series by Feb. 06, 2019 $0.99 7,740 words Sample 10%
When Kamryn Jones' houseboat is destroyed by a black drone, she is contacted by a mysterious woman who sends her across the country to locate evidence of a UFO. Determined to uncover the truth, she follows the trail. But what she finds is a lot more disturbing that she would ever have expected. And how is the President of Australia involved in all this? Approximately 7700 words.
Future Jau by Richard Straws Future Jau by Feb. 06, 2019 Free! 9,420 words Read a sample
Set in the near-future in the wilderness of South American's spectacular Pantanal, this suspenseful short story centers on an aquatic scientist who stumbles onto a biological anomaly. Trying to unravel its secrets turns out to be a seemingly one-way gateway to peril.
Mundanities Issue 1 by J Alan Erwine Mundanities Issue 1 by Feb. 06, 2019 $2.99 20,120 words Sample 10%
Mundane science fiction does not imply boring science fiction. Quite the contrary, mundane science fiction simply means fiction based on plausible science. How can sf be interesting without aliens and interstellar travel, you might ask…well, Mundanities answers that question with five fantastic stories that are based on very realistic science.You get the start of the second American revolution, a
Viking Tomorrow by Jeremy Robinson & Kane Gilmour Viking Tomorrow by
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$4.99 103,860 words Sample 20%
International bestselling authors Jeremy Robinson and Kane Gilmour imagine a world that has survived multiple apocalyptic events, mixing the savagery of the History Channel’s Vikings with the frenetic chase scenes of Mad Max, resulting in a high-octane battle raging across Europe with the fate of humanity at stake.
Druid Elevations by R.L. Berger Druid Elevations by Feb. 06, 2019 $2.99 136,580 words Sample 10%
Another tale of spiritual discovery, science fiction and fantasy in book two of the Druid Saga Trilogy.