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Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke Omen Operation by June 18, 2018 $5.99 61,150 words Sample 20%
Someone took them, someone trained them, and now someone is trying to find them.
Sierra Bravo (Book 3 in the Harriet Walsh series) by Simon Haynes Sierra Bravo (Book 3 in the Harriet Walsh series) by June 18, 2018 $4.99 65,990 words Sample 10%
A criminal gang has moved into Chirless, Dismolle's second major city. Elderly residents are fed up with the loud music, noisy cars and late night parties, not to mention hold-ups, muggings and the occasional gunfight. Chirless has no Peace Force, so it's up to Harriet Walsh of the Dismolle City branch to help out ...
Eden by D. A. Howe Eden by June 17, 2018 $3.75 98,320 words Sample 20%
When the government releases a disease designed to cull the human population, Sheriff Eden Ward goes on the run with her friend Matt, and her daughter Addie. Hunted by a government Collector, Eden and Matt journey across the country in search of a dangerous underground network trying to manufacture the cure.
Tales from the Flashback: Tales from the Flashback: "And Let Loose the Beasts of Prey" by June 17, 2018 $1.50 3,560 words Sample 20%
First there was the "Flashback." Then came the "Flashback Dawn." Now comes a new series of shorts set in the same universe ...
Renegade by Kimia Wood Renegade by June 17, 2018 $2.99 60,810 words Sample 20%
When your team doesn't have your back…you get a new team.
Elysian Dawn by Sally Odgers Elysian Dawn by June 17, 2018 $4.99 36,670 words
Elysian Dawn…the legend begins. All their plans crash-landed with the starship Elysian Dawn but that, as they say, was just the beginning.
Debt's Honor by Jack Mackenzie Debt's Honor by June 17, 2018 $2.99 82,630 words Sample 20%
Jefferson Odett must defend a colony world from pirates, aliens and bureaucrats!
Debt's Honor by G. W. Thomas Debt's Honor by June 17, 2018 $2.99 82,630 words Sample 20%
Jefferson Odett must defend a colony world from pirates, aliens and bureaucrats!
The Fifth Step by Hawk and Young The Fifth Step by June 17, 2018 Free! 5,270 words Read a sample
The lives of two recovering addicts, a brilliant scientist, and a man with an unusual disease cross paths in a city with a serial killer on the loose.
Adventurer (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by Barbara G.Tarn Adventurer (Star Minds Lone Wolves) by June 17, 2018 $5.99 55,840 words Sample 20%
If you hate sassy and sexy heroines, you're going to love her. Icy Aya, adventurer, hitwoman, mercenary, bounty hunte – the lone she-wolf you hate to love and love to hate.
Nussia by Michele Tracy Berger Nussia by June 17, 2018 $1.99 20,450 words Sample 20%
From the author of Reenu-You comes a brand new novelette of being careful of what you wish for.
Robots Love Techno by Hawk and Young Robots Love Techno by June 17, 2018 Free! 6,900 words Read a sample
Like aliens, friendship can find you no matter how hard you deny its existence.
Ready Player One - Summarized for Busy People: Based on the Book by Ernest Cline by Goldmine Reads Ready Player One - Summarized for Busy People: Based on the Book by Ernest Cline by June 17, 2018 $2.99 17,110 words Sample 20%
The year is 2044, and humankind has retreated into the virtual world. Wade Watts escapes the ugliness of the real world by spending most of the day inside OASIS—the virtual dreamland where you can turn your imagination to reality, the adventure playground where you can visit any of the thousands of existing worlds.
His Name Was Edgar Quimby by Hawk and Young His Name Was Edgar Quimby by June 17, 2018 Free! 2,720 words Read a sample
An aspiring journalist sets out to discover the truth in a story from a self-proclaimed traveler from the stars.
The Spoils of War by Richard Turner The Spoils of War by June 17, 2018 $4.99 64,180 words Sample 10%
Before a treaty can be signed with the Kurgans, they are attacked by an aggressor species who ruthless slaughter millions. Michael Sheridan realizes that to protect Earth, he must join with the Kurgans and try to find out who or what was behind the attack.
A Saunter With Death Book 2: The Chronicles of Steven by Z Halferty A Saunter With Death Book 2: The Chronicles of Steven by June 16, 2018 $2.99 55,820 words Sample 20%
With a camera in hand, Steven records most of what happens while he endures some of the most demanding situations of his lifetime. His antics and his alcoholism lead him into danger nearly everyday. Traveling with his pet deer, Food, and his friend, Bex, Steven seems to find himself having humorous and yet near death experiences. How long will he survive?
One Way Ticket by Alia Hess One Way Ticket by June 16, 2018 Free! 8,080 words Read a sample
When Sasha Roborovskiy happens upon a bizarre website on the darknet offering him a start at a new life with a research team in the lawless wastelands of America, he thinks this is the chance he needs to turn his life around. However, the opportunity comes with a catch, and Sasha's not sure it's one he can live with.
X4-R (You can call him Xar) by Hawk and Young X4-R (You can call him Xar) by June 16, 2018 Free! 8,520 words Read a sample
X4-R is a robot, a Zarook, on a planet at the edge of the Hawthorn nebula. He’s a mop. You can call him Xar. His job becomes more complicated when he stumbles upon T-N4, or Tina, and a ship he never could process before. His directives change, leading a sequence of events that nearly gets them all shut down.
Fly on the Wall by J.E. McKnight Fly on the Wall by June 16, 2018 $4.99 72,030 words Sample 10%
Sean’s amazing invention could change the world, but limitations to what they can do with it leave them at a loss as to how they are able to right a wrong. Will they be able to use anything they find to convince anyone of the truth?
Duos by 00waring Duos by June 16, 2018 Free! 2,250 words Read a sample
Free and Dom know each other, but dont know each other. Each time they get close the odds are stacked against them. Free wants destruction. Dom wants peace. Who will win? A love story like no other. Duos will have you hooked.
Journeys to the Center of Space by V Bertolaccini Journeys to the Center of Space by June 16, 2018 Free! 71,000 words Read a sample
Something is buried deep under an ancient mansion! A celestial traveler of colossal magnitude and origins! Astronauts enter a colossal mind-blowing gateway, with trillions of portals, and are chased throughout space and time by something hideous! An ultimate starship is launched to explore the unexplored depths of space and encounters an ultimate deadly life form that starts killing them all!
Vil Makler: Second War by SciFurz Vil Makler: Second War by June 16, 2018 $2.99 16,370 words Sample 20%
The last human finds himself surprisingly alive in in a desolate city after desperately detonating warheads inside the command ship of the ant-like aliens that wiped out humanity. There he is captured by the same aliens while trying to save a feline woman and learns he's on an alternative Earth inhabit by advanced predator species who are fighting their own war. Warning: explicit content.
The Paragon: The Triangle by Jorge Valdivieso III The Paragon: The Triangle by June 16, 2018 $4.99 56,270 words Sample 15%
The Earth has achieved a new stage in evolution, where gifted people, or mutants, live amongst humans. Laws have changed to protect both species. But evolution has catalyzed the emergence of something evil. A deadly organization emerges from the darkness to destroy the balance in order to create a species worthy of its image...at any cost.
Momentum by Yefon Isabelle Momentum by June 16, 2018 You set the price! 22,160 words Sample 10%
Eden, an exuberant spec ops female operative, teams up with a strange Captain from an interstellar system named, Zephyres. The fate of the world hangs from a balance as they flee the the Nargoths, a nefarious enemy from across the galaxies, who is after salient pieces of equipment, meant to heal the dying earth. They journey across the earth in a tumultuous chase for the fate of mankind.
Dark Space by Leonie Skye Dark Space by June 15, 2018 $2.99 49,230 words Sample 10%
Remarkable new science fiction collection exploring how future worlds mesh and clash with heroes and heroines with disabilities from a deaf-blind space ship captain to an autistic child being raised by artificial life forms. Come explore alternate universes with us!
Onward to Mars by David Hovgaard Onward to Mars by June 15, 2018 $0.99 61,420 words Sample 10%
A fast-paced adventure across the solar system to the surface of mars. Lead by an ex Nasa scientist trying to prove that humans and not robots should be allowed to explore the universe.
Last Will of the Cyclops by Hawk and Young Last Will of the Cyclops by June 15, 2018 Free! 3,580 words Read a sample
After Captain Sy "Cyclops" Petcher passes away, his estate is left to his grandchildren. During their yard sale, truths arise to their grandfather's wild stories. Could he really have been able to see the future with his eye patched eye?
40 Days of Acid Rain by Miyoko Goto 40 Days of Acid Rain by June 15, 2018 You set the price! 2,160 words Sample 20%
Future Research Institute material from near future Poland.
John Wick by Nnamdi Ariguzo, Sr John Wick by June 15, 2018 $5.00 5,580 words Sample 5%
What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across the preternatural nighttime skies of Mensch. Wolf Dasher finds the hunter has become the hunted when a trap to flush out a double agent is turned on him. "This a fantasy-thriller mashup story that introduces Wolf -- the hero of John R. Phythyon Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace.
John Wick by Nnamdi Ariguzo, Sr John Wick by June 15, 2018 $5.00 5,580 words Sample 5%
What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across the preternatural nighttime skies of Mensch. Wolf Dasher finds the hunter has become the hunted when a trap to flush out a double agent is turned on him. "John Wick" is a fantasy-thriller mashup story that introduces Wolf -- the hero of John R. Phythyon Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace.
The Guardians - Book 3 by Don Viecelli The Guardians - Book 3 by June 15, 2018 $2.99 94,740 words Sample 20%
The Tyrax are developing a brand new weapon to use against Earth; a weapon so powerful it can destroy whole planets with one or two bombs. They are building a large particle accelerator to create an antimatter weapon to use against Earth. The first opponent to build the weapon will win this Galactic Space War between good and evil alien races.
I, Creator on Terrania by Beth Hoyer I, Creator on Terrania by June 15, 2018 $1.00 35,350 words Sample 20%
Terrania's recorder of memories Tamyara Palina records memories of one Mordecai Nikolai identified as creator of Edenia by the High Council. Mordecai in Terrania details his life waking up from the tube status in Barry's Sanctuary to currently living in Terrania serving the manipulative High Council.
Pawn Storm (Metatron's Army, Book 6) by Elizabeth Maxim Pawn Storm (Metatron's Army, Book 6) by June 15, 2018 $4.99 62,290 words
Raised on Earth, it’s hard for Officer Christine Baker to identify with a war she doesn’t consider her own. Still she can’t deny the responsibility she feels to the men and women – and Light Beings – she’s come to care for. Leading Metatron’s Army to defeat the bastard messing with the strands of time seems the least she can do…
Collateral Lives by D.L. Jackson Collateral Lives by June 15, 2018 $3.99 50,610 words Sample 20%
When the League hands down a life sentence to Trouble, she finds herself in League’s Company X, a suicide bomb squad. Worse, she’s got a partner who’s determined to make a soldier of her. Captain Marc Avery is serving a lifetime sentence for blowing his commander’s head off. When he meets his new remote, she’s nothing like he expected.
Survivors of the Apocalypse #3: Exile's Savage Lady by Susan Kelley Survivors of the Apocalypse #3: Exile's Savage Lady by June 15, 2018 $4.99 70,240 words Sample 20%
An exiled man returns to the city that threw him out and with the help of an extraordinary woman tries to save all his people.
Ophelia Immune by Beth Mattson Ophelia Immune by June 15, 2018 $2.99 104,870 words Sample 25%
A young woman tries to survive and find love in a zombie world where humans might still be the bigger monsters.
The Lifeboat by Keith Fenwick The Lifeboat by June 14, 2018 $3.99 145,080 words Sample 10%
Contemporary Space Opera meets Crocodile Dundee and Barry Crump. In The Lifeboat an asteroid is on a collision course with earth. It soon transpires the asteroid has been sent on its way by the Skidian first people who have uploaded themselves to a celestial version of the cloud and now define themselves as Transcendents.
Retribution by Toni V Sweeney Retribution by June 14, 2018 $5.99 62,340 words Sample 5%
In a fight to the death for possession of his own wife, Aric will make a decision affecting not only the Throne of Arcanis but the eventual fate of his own family.
Overrun by Sean Monaghan Overrun by June 14, 2018 $2.99 10,270 words Sample 10%
From the icy roof of the science lab building, Mette Gilbert wonders about her reasons for coming to Fordholm. Certainly not for the cold. The stark beauty invigorates her. But the institute seems barren and lifeless. After the way things went with Ludlow, maybe she deserves that. A dark sci fi story about human connection and making tough choices. From the author of "The Moons of Dickens IV".
Shadows of Tomorrow: 2 Post-Apocalyptic Short Stories by Ryan Lanz Shadows of Tomorrow: 2 Post-Apocalyptic Short Stories by June 14, 2018 $0.99 12,800 words Sample 10%
Shadows of Tomorrow features two thrilling, post-apocalyptic short stories, Only One Mask and The Price of Art. Only One Mask: Nob only trusts two things: his knife and his breathing mask–the latter because he has to. The Price of Art: Jordyn prefers art to friends. Art never tried to kill her.
Little (Green) Women by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Little (Green) Women by June 14, 2018 $2.99 4,680 words Sample 20%
JoAnne May Michaels hates Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. With a passion. And essay assignments? She hates them, too. Ironically, when J-May sits down to write an English essay assignment about her most unusual day of the year, only one thing comes to mind. But her teacher will never believe it.
The Guardians - Book 2 by Don Viecelli The Guardians - Book 2 by June 14, 2018 $0.99 89,640 words Sample 20%
The Tyrax first tried to wipe the human race off the face of the planet by using a nanobiotechnology weapon to terraform Earth for their own unique DNA makeup. In Book 2 the Tyrax have returned to finish the job with a large warship fleet and a new weapon they call the Destroyer. The defenders do all they can to try and stop the asteroid from destroying Earth.
Bone Wires by Michael Shean Bone Wires by June 14, 2018 $5.99 112,590 words Sample 20%
In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions.
Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty Broken Dolls by June 14, 2018 $4.99 47,970 words Sample 20%
Ella doesn’t remember what it’s like to be human - after all, she’s lived as a doll for thirty years. She forgets what it’s like to taste, to breathe…to love. She helps the professor create other dolls, but they don’t seem to hang around for long. His most recent creation is Lisa, a sly goth. Ella doesn’t like Lisa. How could she, when Lisa keeps trying to destroy her?
Challenge/Response by Nick Lavitz Challenge/Response by June 14, 2018 Free! 800 words Read a sample
An old friend's anger puts a young captain in the Royal Guard in an impossible position, forcing her to make a terrible choice.
The Second Coming by Keith Fenwick The Second Coming by June 14, 2018 $2.99 145,990 words Sample 10%
Space Opera meets Crocodile Dundee and Barry Crump on the planet Skid.The Second Coming is the sequel to the First Skidian Chronicle. The second novel deals with the aftermath of the breakdown in food supplies and the resulting famine which almost brings the most sophisticated and powerful civilization in the known universe to its knees
A Star in the Void, Halcyone Space book 5 by LJ Cohen A Star in the Void, Halcyone Space book 5 by June 14, 2018 $4.99 112,480 words
Halcyone's crew race to unlock an explosive new wormhole technology before the shadow government uses it to destroy the resistance and seize control of the Commonwealth.
Martha's Chair by Les Marles Martha's Chair by June 13, 2018 $4.99 161,160 words
What would anyone give for eternal life? When Martha Budd’s adoptive father disowns her, she goes to her friend, Fimber O’Flynn, who is doomed to do the Devil’s bidding for eternity.
Odo : alianza by Jorge Schultz Odo : alianza by June 13, 2018 $6.50 43,340 words Sample 20%
A story of a distant future on earth where there is evolution on the planet beings with amazing abilities, trying to survive full of unparalleled adventures where there is a continuous search with many adventures an unexpected plot with an unusual outcome I invite you to immerse yourself in this story of fiction. a dream that began to write without any purpose but a person who stole my heart liked
The White by Madeline Drew The White by June 13, 2018 $4.99 76,220 words Sample 15%
The three of us have been stuck here for a while now; we had to do something to pass the time. So I decided to borrow Layla's bossy personality trait and I told her she had to write all of this drama down. She did a pretty good job, but she can't have all the credit. I helped a little. This is the story of The White, a bit of love, some life, some death and a strange obsession with tomato sauce.