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Through Formaldehyde and Glass by Martin Alvarez Through Formaldehyde and Glass by Jan. 21, 2018 Free! 1,320 words Read a sample
A man wakes up in a room and can't remember who he is. A woman who comes and goes will help him escape.
Earthborn: Book 1 of the Earthborn by Adair Hart Earthborn: Book 1 of the Earthborn by Jan. 21, 2018 $2.99 78,100 words Sample 10%
Blake Brown, a four-hundred-plus-year-old vampire, and Seth Williams form a team to answer the call put forth by the highest authority of Fredoria, the home world of human refugees that were abducted from Earth. Their goal is to capture Delkis, and Blake and crew will show everyone what an Earthborn team can do.
Flashback Dawn (A Serialized Novel), Part 4: Flashback Dawn (A Serialized Novel), Part 4: "Charlotte" by Jan. 21, 2018 $1.69 4,130 words Sample 20%
The story continues in Part Four of the serialized sequel to the best-selling "Flashback."
Freelancing: The Earthborn Prequel by Adair Hart Freelancing: The Earthborn Prequel by Jan. 21, 2018 $0.99 24,800 words Sample 20%
Blake Brown, a four-hundred-plus-year-old vampire, and Seth Williams get together to freelance in the galactic mercenary bounty system. Their first contract has them retrieving a stolen ship. The problem is the thief is Alcarez, a mad cyborg with a small army. Despite this, Blake and Seth will show the freelancing community what Earthborn can do.
Summer Reign: A novel of the Demon Accords by John Conroe Summer Reign: A novel of the Demon Accords by Jan. 21, 2018 $4.99 94,190 words Sample 20%
Demon Accords book 13. The Queens of Summer and Winter have plans for Declan O'Carroll, and they don't include letting him stay safe on Earth. Perhaps they should be careful what they witch for.
The EF76 Strain: Complete Narrative by Howard Dunkley The EF76 Strain: Complete Narrative by Jan. 21, 2018 $2.99 10,760 words Sample 30%
A fast-paced zombie thrill ride with shifting perspectives, jarring intercuts and enough gore to make you dread reading it in the dark. The EF76 Pill developed by Dr. Patel to end world hunger transforms select consumers into cannibals. The crisis forces residents of the idyllic Everglade Gardens suburb to confront past prejudices as the city's fabric is torn apart from its seams.
Nightshade: Assassin’s Game by Howard Dunkley Nightshade: Assassin’s Game by Jan. 21, 2018 $0.99 3,270 words Sample 30%
Nothing is as it appears when Nightshade, a deadly samurai assassin, accepts a seemingly easy contract on his brother. Who can he trust when his back is against the wall and feels betrayed him by SagaCore, his employer?
The Gilded Cage (William Bernhardt's Shine Series Book 14) by Sabrina Fish The Gilded Cage (William Bernhardt's Shine Series Book 14) by Jan. 21, 2018 $2.99 33,920 words Sample 20%
Camille and her Shine friends are at war for the basic rights their fellow Americans take for granted. After one of Camille’s friends is killed during a mission, Camille is begged by her team members to find a safe haven. A Shine homeland. Even though she knows there are forces desperate to destroy her, she gathers her friends and travels overseas. Is there a safe haven, or only a deadly trap?
Inferno's Cast by E.J. Heijnis Inferno's Cast by Jan. 21, 2018 $4.99 75,210 words Sample 20%
As its worlds fall to the floaters, the Commonwealth enters an uneasy alliance with the Kith, offering protection from the loud men in exchange for guidance to the prize that may stave off defeat. Among the Commonwealth survivors fleeing the floater onslaught, one child's secret may hold the key to humanity's survival.
Danger, danger Will Ribeiro! by Vidal D'costa Danger, danger Will Ribeiro! by Jan. 20, 2018 Free! 1,830 words Read a sample
Originally published on wattpad.To whoever's reading, Bein a Goan an' seein the problems occurring here, I decided to write on it. Bein a Whovian, I decided to combine my Goan-ness & Whovian-ness to come up with a story that'll make you feel for my beautiful state & also satiate your hunger for time-travel and adventure. What happens when Wilhelmino's so-called time-travelling
The Gryphon Stone by Thomas Watson The Gryphon Stone by Jan. 20, 2018 $3.99 101,250 words Sample 20%
When the ancient partnership between gryphons and humans is compromised, the alternate Earth called Adrathea becomes a world in peril. Only David Render and Treyvar of the Alvehn can save it. But Adrathea is the one world of the multiverse David never wants to see again. If Adrathea calls, will he answer?
Umbra by Ava Simone Umbra by Jan. 20, 2018 $2.99 2,640 words Sample 20%
Lyra is forced to make a difficult decision regarding her future at the Lunar Colony.
Creed of the Stars: by Aurora Mandeville Creed of the Stars: by Jan. 20, 2018 $3.99 28,810 words Sample 20%
Rosara and her crew must face the challenges of space, and learn a thing or two about forgiveness and their belief.
Restoration by K. Weikel Restoration by Jan. 20, 2018 Free! 3,630 words Read a sample
…YOU CAN ALWAYS GO BACK TO HOW YOU WERE, EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT ISN’T POSSIBLE…
Stage Four by John C Payne Stage Four by Jan. 20, 2018 $17.50 115,590 words Sample 20%
A python, falcon and bulldog keep their masters alive while each owner is warehoused waiting to die from Stage Four melanoma cancer.. A Texas scientist alters their lives and each return home with a million dollar cure. A major environmental disruption causes them to genetically change into a beast like their pet. They go out and kill until stopped by the scientist's former Delta Force friend.
Kadru: The Imperial Forest by Will Robinson Kadru: The Imperial Forest by Jan. 20, 2018 Free! 14,410 words
A brutal dynastic civil war rages over the imprisoned planet of Mnos. To the victor goes the Kadru, the last remaining forest on the planet. The game reserve posses not only deadly beasts, but also the scars of past atrocities and the key to the unlocking the planet's imprisonment and a path to conquering the known galaxy.
Ragnarök, la novena transición by Juan Nadie Ragnarök, la novena transición by Jan. 20, 2018 $7.99 185,150 words Sample 20%
La novena transición ya ha comenzado y es ineludible. Nos hallamos inmersos en convulso final de los tiempos, que dará lugar a un mundo nuevo. De nosotros depende como sea ese futuro. Pues el mundo del futuro será un mundo de redes, o no será. La novela completa en un sólo archivo, con todo el material extra para comprender el mundo distópico de "Rangarök, la 9ª transición"
En el Tiempo y el Espacio: Cuentos de Especulación Científica by Alvin Bemar En el Tiempo y el Espacio: Cuentos de Especulación Científica by Jan. 19, 2018 Free! 10,100 words Read a sample
"En el tiempo y el espacio": cuentos de ficción científica, en su mayor parte, especulativa. ¿Hola, Israel?: el misterio de una astronave desaparecida, ¿qué fue lo que pasó? Cronoterapia: un niño diabético es sometido a un procedimiento experimental. La criatura de las cavernas: ¿que es eso que oscurece todo a su alrededor? ¿Cómo escapó de la prisión Adrián Kimé?: "Con química", es su respuesta.
The Boy Who Couldn’t Miss (Blind Spot #2) by Laurence E Dahners The Boy Who Couldn’t Miss (Blind Spot #2) by Jan. 19, 2018 $3.99 67,900 words Sample 30%
Roni has the power of invisibility. Her brother Hax’s hyper-coordinated and he's going out for football - where his ability to throw with uncanny accuracy promises to make him a quarterback to remember. Hax is also spine-chillingly accurate with a gun and can be extremely charismatic in some situations. The mob's brutalizing their hometown again, but Roni and Hax are about to put an end to that.
Traitor to the Stars: The Narratives of Bashirezh by Alfred D. Byrd Traitor to the Stars: The Narratives of Bashirezh by Jan. 19, 2018 $1.99 14,130 words Sample 20%
An alien among us reveals a conspiracy going back centuries -- a conspiracy in which the course of human history has been warped by exiled members of a galactic migration. What lies behind our turbulent history is a great work of deception and death, but also of hope. Is he our benefactor, or, as his people calls him, a traitor to the stars?
Starflake picks the Junkyard Planet by Nicola Cuti Starflake picks the Junkyard Planet by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.00 41,810 words Sample 20%
Taking off on her rocket-cycle, Starflake, the girl who can live in space, is set for a visit to the Deep Space Ranger Academy, when the engine quits. Her bike is caught in the grip of the gravitational field of the Junkyard Planet where her cycle goes up in flames. Her only hope for escape is to roam the bizzare world of junk and put together a new bike but weird of creatures protect the junk
El Ajuste by Arturo Morales El Ajuste by Jan. 19, 2018 Free! 5,970 words Read a sample
El secreto de la felicidad tiene un coste, pero muchos ni siquiera lo ven. Un relato que no te dejará indiferente. Adéntrate en la ciencia ficción más inquietante.
Starflake aboard the Doomed Ships by Nicola Cuti Starflake aboard the Doomed Ships by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.00 43,200 words Sample 20%
The passenger starship, Alpha Centuri, accidentally pulls a ship out of an antimatter universe and the ship, called the Beta Centuri, is linked to the Alpha. The two ships are held to each other in perfect balance, but if either ship waivers even a hair from this unholy alliance then they will touch and annihilate each other. Only Starflake, the girl who can live in space, can save the two ships.
Starflake hunts the Power Beast by Nicola Cuti Starflake hunts the Power Beast by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.00 44,440 words Sample 20%
The POWER BEAST crash lands on Starflake's asteroid and steals the Starbabe's dragon, Molly, to make her escape. Starflake is determined to get Molly back and when the intergalactic hunter, Beowolf Gent, tracks the Beast to the asteroid, Starflake decides to joins him in the quest to end the Beast's reign of terror.
Starflake rides with the Galactic Bikers by Nicola Cuti Starflake rides with the Galactic Bikers by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.00 44,680 words Sample 20%
An expedition to the planet Kafka by Deep Space Ranger Cadets turns deadly when their minds are taken over by a mad computer known as ALIEC. Only four of the cadets manage to escape. They vow to return, but their only chance to carry out their mission lies in the abilities of a young Starbabe named Starflake. She is tiny enough to maneuver the tunnels leading to ALIEC.
The Alien Artifact A1 (The Lost Jurassic Island) by V Bertolaccini The Alien Artifact A1 (The Lost Jurassic Island) by Jan. 19, 2018 Free! 45,600 words Read a sample
Scientists, military, archeologists, hunters, and treasure explorers uncover a lost world of Jurassic dinosaurs, and what they think are unknown early or last dinosaur species, with other strange life forms, trapped in an immense crater, surrounded by immense cliffs, at the center of an uncharted Pacific island, and start to uncover a colossal fifteen-mile A1 flying saucer buried under the ground!
Trilogía Amos del Tiempo by Juan Carlos Arjona Trilogía Amos del Tiempo by Jan. 19, 2018 $4.99 138,040 words Sample 20%
La Trilogía Amos del Tiempo , en un solo libro. Guerra de las Eras La Invasión Doppelganger La Paradoja de Armaggedón
Starflake on Thrill World Volume 2 by Nicola Cuti Starflake on Thrill World Volume 2 by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.00 33,210 words Sample 20%
Starflake, the girl who can live in space, is trapped on Thrill World, once a haven for sick alien child but now a corrupt world where children are hunted for salvery. Using only her wits, Starflake must escape all of her enemies in order to expose the planet to the Deep Space Rangers.
Starflake on Thrill World Volume 1 by Nicola Cuti Starflake on Thrill World Volume 1 by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.00 31,460 words Sample 20%
Thrill World is a planet designed to be a haven for children who have been infected with alien diseaseshas allowed to degenerate into a shantytown where smugglers and slavers hunt for innocent children. Only Starflake, the girl who can live in space, is able to expose the corruption.
Gaslandia: A Dieselpunk Anthology by Radiant Crown Publishing, LLC Gaslandia: A Dieselpunk Anthology by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.99 59,800 words
Gaslandia: A Dieselpunk Anthology is the inaugural volume of the Subterranean Anthology Series featuring ten retro-futuristic short stories that cut across time and space. WARNING: Contains racial and ethnic slurs (ex. r*dskin and g*psy), genocidal imperialism, and ableism.
La paradoja de Armaggedon by Juan Carlos Arjona La paradoja de Armaggedon by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.99 41,150 words Sample 20%
Han pasado cinco años desde la primera vez que se reunieron los amos, hoy en día Mary y James viven una vida relativamente normal junto a su recién nacido bebé. Pero ninguna paz es para siempre. El rey oscuro ha vuelto a la vida y su ansia de destrucción es ahora mayor, lo que lo llevará a despertar a los mortales jinetes del Apocalipsis
La Invasión Doppelganger by Juan Carlos Arjona La Invasión Doppelganger by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.99 46,170 words Sample 20%
La Tierra, 2018. Un año después de que nuestros héroes acabaran con los Crono-Cazadores, todo parecía haber vuelto a la normalidad o, al menos, a medias: Billy y Jessel permanecen desaparecidos desde el incidente del Continuum.
Guerra de las eras by Juan Carlos Arjona Guerra de las eras by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.99 50,980 words Sample 20%
Saga Amos del Tiempo Seattle, año 2187. El mariscal del tiempo William “Billy” Drake se enfrenta al suceso más extraño en la historia de la humanidad: el asesinato simultaneo de casi 100 millones de personas en todo el planeta. Sin pistas y sin sospechosos
Резонанс бытия by Олег Авраменко Резонанс бытия by Jan. 19, 2018 $0.99 115,510 words
Последняя на данный момент книга из цикла «Источник Мироздания». Вполне возможно, что последняя вообще. Поэтому, по ходу развития её собственного сюжета, в ней также даны ответы на некоторые вопросы, доставшиеся в наследство от предыдущих книг. В частности, вскрываются неожиданные обстоятельства, связанные с первым путешествием Артура в Срединные миры.
Наследник Громовержца by Олег Авраменко Наследник Громовержца by Jan. 19, 2018 $0.99 96,580 words
Неприятно, когда тебя пытаются убить. И вдвойне неприятно, если ты не знаешь — за что. А когда узнаешь, то, может статься, лишь пожалеешь о своём знании...
Patriots in Retreat by Joe Vasicek Patriots in Retreat by Jan. 19, 2018 $3.99 32,970 words Sample 20%
Gulchina's betrayal has all but sealed the fate of the Outworld Confederacy. As world after world falls before the Gaian Imperial onslaught and the crew of the Merope-7 take losses of their own, a young Imperial agent must decide what she's truly fighting for.
Out of Place by William Mangieri Out of Place by Jan. 19, 2018 $0.99 3,440 words Sample 20%
So many things out of place. Wildlife. Tribesmen. Husbands... Wildlife seems to be overrunning Sue's neighborhood. At first Sue thinks that's all it is, just local fauna run amuck, but her world is changing; an uncomfortable situation for someone who expects everything to stay where it belongs. Who knows where it will all end up? "Out of Place” is a short, speculative fiction.
Novis by Rachel Tonks Hill Novis by Jan. 19, 2018 $4.99 89,170 words Sample 20%
Novis Colony is cursed. Something is killing the colonists, and the mercenaries sent to protect them. Ros Lamarr is the best mercenary captain in the Commonwealth and even she thinks twice about taking the job. She can't break the curse alone. She's going to need Isobel, the assistant governor, and her best friend, Gabby. Together they might be able to break the curse, but at what cost?
Lotus of the Stars by Suzanne Dome Lotus of the Stars by Jan. 18, 2018 $5.99 97,150 words Sample 10%
Edda is tired of fighting. Padmanastra, her home commune, is one of many that survive centuries after The Fall. Trouble looms with sick pirates and falling debris. Edda is pulled into the mystery as she grapples with her aberrant meta abilities, struggles with both her job, and her sense of purpose, only to find an Earthly cause for the destruction.
The Dummies Guide for Superheroes: The Basics of Re-Coding by A. Rhea King The Dummies Guide for Superheroes: The Basics of Re-Coding by Jan. 18, 2018 You set the price! 41,590 words Sample 5%
An A.I. computer resurrects a team of humans with superpowers to protect humanity from the powerful and corrupt organization that created her.
Tiera's Earth by Ethan T. Marston Tiera's Earth by Jan. 18, 2018 $3.99 97,340 words
All Tiera ever wanted was a cozy job—one where she could keep her head down and avoid her anxiety—but no. I just had to take on that big story. I just had to know where those strange men were running off to. I just had to follow them through a wormhole to the Andromeda Galaxy.
The Dagger and the Chalise (Part Two of the Witch Doctor Trilogy) by Wayne Kyle Spitzer The Dagger and the Chalise (Part Two of the Witch Doctor Trilogy) by Jan. 18, 2018 $1.50 3,980 words Sample 20%
In a future time and place, a gender war reaches its terrifying zenith.
Призрачная реальность by Олег Авраменко Призрачная реальность by Jan. 18, 2018 $0.99 110,240 words Sample 20%
На первый взгляд, четвёртая книга об Источнике никак не связана с предыдущими. И на второй взгляд тоже. Но в конечном итоге читатель убедится, что это обманчивое впечатление, и «Призрачная реальность» является логическим продолжением «Собирающей Стихии», даром, что события в ней происходят на пять столетий раньше.
The Lies (Last Mayor 8) by Michael John Grist The Lies (Last Mayor 8) by Jan. 18, 2018 $3.99 96,470 words
7 billion dead. 1 truth. The apocalypse killed almost everyone on Earth. Only 700 out of 7 billion people survived. It began with love, and loss, and lies. It will end in blood. The end is coming.
Собирающая Стихии by Олег Авраменко Собирающая Стихии by Jan. 18, 2018 $0.99 101,540 words
Когда события перестают подчиняться вероятностным законам, это верный признак того, что на них воздействует какой-то неучтённый фактор. Или, может, мир катится в тартарары. Или то и другое одновременно…
Звёздная дорога by Олег Авраменко Звёздная дорога by Jan. 18, 2018 $0.99 121,900 words
После событий, описанных в первой книге, миновало четверть столетия. Или даже больше — ведь время между Порядком и Хаосом относительно. Выросло новое поколение потомков легендарного Артура Пендрагона, а на смену прежним проблемам пришли новые, не менее серьёзные...
Hadan's Reach by Richard Swan Hadan's Reach by Jan. 18, 2018 $3.20 77,030 words Sample 20%
Children are going missing on Hadan's Reach. Kaygryn children. Hundreds of them. Elise Kudo, freshly-minted counter-terrorism operative, must close it down before the largest and most controversial trade treaty in Tier Three history is jeopardized.
Gawie Botha Doen Tyd by Franz Ludick Gawie Botha Doen Tyd by Jan. 18, 2018 $4.99 87,590 words Sample 15%
Gawie was na die tronk Hellkatrazz geneem. Hy beplan hoe om Hellkatrazz in ‘n suksesvolle besigheid te omskep. Gawie het uiteindelik die skurke wat ruimte myners besteel en vermoor gevind, en met die Solar Plexus het hy die skurke vernietig. Die Valgonariërs beplan om die Heshnie sterrestelsel te verower. Die Keiser raak bewus van die Donker Mag se planne en hy kommunikeer met Gawie.
Gawie Botha - Ruimterower by Franz Ludick Gawie Botha - Ruimterower by Jan. 18, 2018 $4.99 92,220 words Sample 15%
Gawie was gevange in die vloot fragskip tot ‘n ruimterower hulle aangeval en hom bevry het. Hy het by die ruimterowers aangesluit en self ook ‘n leier van die ruimterowers geword. Hy het weer kontak met sy vriende op Aarde gemaak. Toe een van sy beplande aanvalle tot die dood van sy beste vriend gely het, het hy uitmekaar geval en homself uiteindelik aan die kaptein van ‘n kruiser oorhandig.
Сын Сумерек и Света by Олег Авраменко Сын Сумерек и Света by Jan. 18, 2018 Free! 143,820 words
Первая книга повествует о принце Артуре из Дома Света, который нашёл родной мир своего предка, легендарного короля Артура Пендрагона, и овладел самой могущественной силой во Вселенной — Силой Источника.