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Don't Eat The Glowing Bananas by David D. Hammons Don't Eat The Glowing Bananas by April 26, 2018 $4.99 65,150 words
It’s hard to find a decent brunch in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. But that’s all Henry Rosetta wants from the world. That, and not to be eaten by nomadic cannibals. Henry has traveled the nuclear bomb-blasted highways critiquing the finest radioactive eateries and cataloging his experiences. All the while, he’s been searching for the knowledge of why the bombs fell.
Nova Episodes: Remonstrance by Shaawen E. Thunderbird Nova Episodes: Remonstrance by April 26, 2018 Free! 2,080 words Read a sample
A defected government scientist tries to stir a massive protest away from violence against the government for withholding the truth about the coming Nova. (This is a preview to the Novel; Nova Episodes IV)
Return of the Prehistoric Vampire - The Saga of a World Called Htrae by Dee Krull Return of the Prehistoric Vampire - The Saga of a World Called Htrae by April 26, 2018 $1.99 157,900 words Sample 20%
Htrae is invaded by alien Vampire from the past and Laurel is pregnant with Learden's child. Learden has been captured and turned by the alien Vampire while Laurel brings her scattered army back together. She fears for her life and the life of her child at the hands of the one she loves most as the final battle begins. The outcome will leave you breathless as she struggles to keep everyone alive.
The Raid on Southport by Mike Adams The Raid on Southport by April 25, 2018 $3.99 86,480 words Sample 20%
Naomi MacCaffrey and her ‘Hot Tub Brain Trust’ propose a raid on the Southport landing field where there is a store of badly needed explosives and ammunition. The mission expands o include an attack on any alien ships moored at Southport. Akulov takes two platoons into the terminal building and they awaken a hornet’s nest when they find the terminal is full of the giant aliens.
The House of Cards by Cristian Butnariu The House of Cards by April 25, 2018 $2.50 78,860 words Sample 5%
They exchanged glances, then Mom continued talking. “You know that things are precarious right now. The people are restless and unhappy, and we cannot figure out how to ease the tension.” I sighed. “I know.” “We’re seeking a way to boost morale,” Dad added. I perked up. Morale boosting typically involved a celebration. And I was always up for a party.
Chasing Chaos by Terry Compton Chasing Chaos by April 25, 2018 $3.99 126,010 words Sample 25%
The captain and crew of the tramp freighter knew they had the perfect way to make some money. All they had to do was hold four little boys until their families paid the ransom. The boys had something to say about it though. The kidnappers found themselves with a cargo hold full of chaos they couldn't let go of nor get into and more chaos on their trail. Some dreams of money just aren't worth it.
Terminal Point by John Jason Lee Terminal Point by April 25, 2018 Free! 96,930 words Read a sample
Being a Federation Hunter is difficult enough. Having to cross a dead city inhabited by crazed survivors of a plague doesn't make things easier. Add a few escaped convicts, two vials of deadly spores, and High Councillor Stanger into the mix, and the Hunter's mission just became harder.
Ready by Tom McNab Ready by April 25, 2018 $4.99 114,820 words Sample 20%
It is 1995 and the millionaire American decathlete Marty Luther Jones aims to be the first man to break the magic 9000-points barrier.
Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series #11 by Neil A. Hogan Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series #11 by April 25, 2018 $3.99 27,350 words Sample 20%
Alien Dimensions is an anthology series devoted to science fiction, fantasy and metaphysical short stories. In this issue: Rootless by Sean Mulroy The Sardovian Fly Trap by James Armer Motherboard by Nicky Martin Shifting Sands by Olga Werby Prospector of the Silica Seas Shashi Kadapa Space Trash by LaVa Payne First Interdimensional Contact by Neil A. Hogan
Game. Bilingual English / Russian Edition. by Stepan Vartanov Game. Bilingual English / Russian Edition. by April 24, 2018 $0.99 5,190 words Sample 20%
Sometimes the strong have to be ruthless, no mater how much we want to avoid it... Bilingual English / Russian Sci Fi Short story about the First Contact.
Paragon by D.J. Hoskins Paragon by April 24, 2018 Free! 78,310 words Read a sample
Expelled from school, Alex Mulholland, wakes to find himself trapped in an alternate dimension following a horrific motorcycle accident.
Chasing the Signal by J Fitzpatrick Mauldin Chasing the Signal by April 24, 2018 Free! 9,050 words Read a sample
A cunning young girl battles an aggressive alien force as she races to catch her mother's soul who is traversing the void between stars.
Mors Prodetores: The Chimera Adjustment: Book Three (Imperium Cicernus 3) by Caleb Wachter Mors Prodetores: The Chimera Adjustment: Book Three (Imperium Cicernus 3) by April 24, 2018 $2.99 104,090 words Sample 20%
Book Three in the action-packed science fiction thriller, The Chimera Adjustment trilogy! War has come to the Chimera Sector, and it falls to Jericho, Masozi & Eve to stop it before it consumes everyone and everything they care about.
Dead Justice by Jon Griffin Dead Justice by April 24, 2018 $0.99 12,790 words
Hal Steadman works for the CIA. He knows how to kill people and how to get rid of the bodies. He failed his mission in Eastern Europe, and has to pay the price.
Cloudbreak by Jon Griffin & Lou J Berger Cloudbreak by
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Rubena Petro doesn't know what's outside the pod, but she's about to find out or they all die.
The Human Factor: Book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles by Adair Hart The Human Factor: Book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles by April 24, 2018 $3.99 111,980 words
Evaran and his time-traveling companions head to the year AD 10105 and over eighty thousand light-years from Earth, where they discover that humanity is not where or what it is supposed to be. Evaran and crew will meet old friends and new allies while trying to determine what happened and how to fix it.
Oaths (Dragon Blood, Book 8) by Lindsay Buroker Oaths (Dragon Blood, Book 8) by April 24, 2018 $4.99 113,670 words Sample 20%
General Ridgewalker Zirkander is getting married. Sardelle—the woman who’s battled dragons, shamans, and countless enemy soldiers at his side—has accepted his proposal, and it’s the perfect time for a wedding. Never mind that the resident dragon who thinks he’s a god is pressuring Ridge to build a temple for him, or that the pirate-turned-scientist Tolemek has disappeared...
Flightpath by Amber Addison Flightpath by April 24, 2018 $2.99 47,070 words
Between Air Force Pararescue school, deployments, a baby, and the strain that military life can put on a family, they’ve discovered life has to fall apart in order to fall back together again. When a terrorist attack puts Maddie's life in grave danger, their lives definitely fall apart, and Seth knows saving her might be the only thing that saves them.
Reichardt by KD Jones Reichardt by April 24, 2018 $0.99 22,520 words Sample 20%
King Reichardt, a dragon warrior from another planet, has always taken the safety and care of his people seriously. Over the decades, he found the position rewarding but also a very lonely. Now that his people on Earth have reunited with some of his people from Drakonia, new possibilities have opened up to him.
A Jack in the Dark by Lesley L. Smith A Jack in the Dark by April 24, 2018 $5.99 84,000 words Sample 10%
Interstellar singer spy Jack Jones is kidnapped! Armed only with his stunning good looks, amazing charm, superlative secret agent instincts and a special skill that seems to be on the fritz, Jack must get to the heart of the greatest unsolved mystery in the galaxy...even if it kills him.
Allies and Enemies Special Edition Box Set by Amy J. Murphy Allies and Enemies Special Edition Box Set by April 23, 2018 $9.99 292,580 words
Now with exclusive bonus content, the Allies and Enemies Trilogy has all the ingredients for a thrilling space opera page-turner. With a vivid cast of characters—kick-ass heroines, gnarly space pirates, powered armor and vicious cybernetically enhanced assassins— this series pulls you into a ruined galactic empire filled with undiscovered dangers. Buckle up for the world of Allies and Enemies.
Black Space by Jon Griffin & Lou J Berger Black Space by
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The year is 2061, there are 11 daily transits to the moon and they hold 393 people, plus a crew of 9. At exactly 13:37, and an altitude of 123,560 feet, the vessel blows up. This is the first act of interplanetary terrorism in history.
Point Reset 2100 by Christopher Dignan Point Reset 2100 by April 23, 2018 $4.99 87,960 words
We are at the dawn of the 22nd century. The United Nations agree to allow Deep Red – a brilliant supercomputer – to control the world's entire nuclear arsenal. Deep Red's prime directive is to protect humanity, even from itself. Her other duties include finding concrete solutions to the desperate plights of humanity.
Fin by Legend Brook Fin by April 23, 2018 Free! 17,870 words Read a sample
Since she was a child, Fin's been prone to epileptic attacks. When her body locks up, her mind drifts to another place. An amusement park, was how it first presented itself to her. Harmless, fun. But that's not what it is. If anything, this strange place is a labyrinth of dangers. And for whatever reasoning, it wants her to stay.
Gandrine Book 5 by A. K. Nord Gandrine Book 5 by April 23, 2018 $2.99 94,900 words Sample 20%
Book 5 of 6 of the Gandrine adventure. Thargoul recovers from the war. Aeona battles the older elders. The people of Magrozia migrates to Thargoul.
The CERBERUS Asteroid Diversion Program - RELEASE 3 by Cividan Labs The CERBERUS Asteroid Diversion Program - RELEASE 3 by April 23, 2018 Free! 6,430 words Read a sample
On September 23, 2023, Cividan Labs was informed by the FBI that an investigation was underway related to our development of the CERBERUS spacecraft and diversion of asteroid HR42. As part of Cividan’s commitment to radical transparency, we will be releasing all public reports and information related to these investigations. This is the THIRD set of documents approved by the FBI for release.
Mars Born by J.J. Green Mars Born by April 23, 2018 $2.99 28,560 words
Mars holds secrets beyond the realms of the known universe.
The Aquila Mission by Doug Cook The Aquila Mission by April 23, 2018 $8.95 121,080 words Sample 20%
Launch date 2023. Commander Coby Brewster has influence in the selection of a crew with key abilities. Pilot Vik Ivanov is a renowned aeronautical engineer. Abby Denton is a flight surgeon. Ellie Accardi is an astrogeologist. Backup Commander Robert Trask secretly carries a deadly resentment. The Aquila crew faces certain disaster yet open a new page in the history of human space flight.
Ten Minutes On Mars by Jonathan Fisher Ten Minutes On Mars by April 23, 2018 $4.99 67,180 words Sample 20%
Welcome to a place beyond the borders of the imagination. The signpost up ahead reads Blackest Hole in the Universe. This is Halloween Town, a singularity in Hell.
The Earthenseers by Jon Del Martin The Earthenseers by April 23, 2018 $4.99 112,150 words Sample 20%
Sam Brayshaw leads a mundane life in a grimy London suburb, with a job that doesn't suit him.
Rendez Vous editie Nederlandstalig by Eduard Meinema Rendez Vous editie Nederlandstalig by April 23, 2018 $0.99 4,270 words Sample 10%
Een liefdesverhaal voor mensen met een sterk hart. Een ontmoeting met een oude liefde. Denk je dat eens in. Na ruim vijftig jaar ontmoet hij haar weer: zijn jeugdliefde. Op de achtergrond ‘Dark side of the moon’ van Pink Floyd (Us and them!). Excuses. Natuurlijk is dat absoluut geen achtergrond muziek. Maar het maakt het verhaal wel spannender…
Equality by Alasdair Shaw Equality by April 23, 2018 $5.99 86,550 words Sample 20%
Harry Robinson lives an idyllic lifestyle. A brilliant computer engineer, he made his fortune pushing the limits of android design. When a neighbouring planet is hit by a global nuclear strike, he feels compelled to help. A chance encounter with a group of offworld soldiers launches him on the trail of the perpetrators.
Japanese Martian Robot Souls. Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #1 by Neil A. Hogan Japanese Martian Robot Souls. Science Fiction Weekly Short Story #1 by April 23, 2018 $0.99 6,150 words Sample 20%
Hiru had only one option left. To return to Earth and meet the last Itako on Mount Osore. But will she find the answer he so desperately needs? And if she does, will the cost be too great? -- This is a short science fiction and fantasy story of approximately 6000 words.
Liberty by Alasdair Shaw Liberty by April 23, 2018 $3.99 111,940 words Sample 10%
Struggling with newfound sentience and desperately trying to repair itself, The Indescribable Joy of Destruction is a ship trying to find a new home. In a galaxy torn apart by generations of civil war, that isn't an easy task. Tired of being used as a killing machine, it has a huge decision to make: hide and save itself, or help other artificial intelligences achieve freedom.
The Venom Protocols by John Murray McKay The Venom Protocols by April 23, 2018 $3.99 71,240 words
From the award winning author of The N Days and upcoming Scion Black. To uncover the origins of the mysterious Valkyrie program, Charlotte fights through her own dark past, dredged up by those determined to keep her out of retirement... or out of the business permanently... and to find solace in her own razor blade filled mind.
Nova Episodes: Assiduous by Shaawen E. Thunderbird Nova Episodes: Assiduous by April 22, 2018 Free! 2,410 words Read a sample
A man emerges into the shattered world under the belly of a beast and must contend with the curiosities of a hunter of darkness.
Twelve Tales of Terror by Jim Hermel Twelve Tales of Terror by April 22, 2018 $4.99 70,450 words Sample 20%
In his early schooldays, Jim was fascinated with stories of the supernatural and paranormal, spending hours in libraries reading the stories of horror written by many famous authors of that genre. When television came to Adelaide, he became an avid viewer of early television horror shows.
Imperia by Jakkie Sinner Imperia by April 22, 2018 $4.99 238,210 words Sample 20%
Jakkie Sinner’s novel Imperia tells the tale of Leon, a young prince and lieutenant in the Eltherian family’s army, on the planet Duranni. Having been away for five years, Leon returns to his home to find that life, as he knows it, has been turned upside down.
Time Stream by Brittany Miller Time Stream by April 22, 2018 Free! 5,840 words Read a sample
Travel up the stream of time has been discovered. But what if Time doesn't want to be traveled upon? What if Time fought back? A Sci-Fi Short Story
Bachelor Battles Box Set by Angela White Bachelor Battles Box Set by April 22, 2018 $6.99 366,470 words
An action-packed dystopian romance set during a nationwide effort to overthrow the rulers who have enslaved them.
Clone - The Lost Chapters by Paxton Summers Clone - The Lost Chapters by April 22, 2018 $3.99 85,990 words Sample 20%
When a swarm of robotic bees attack, Iia must make a decision that will affect every man, woman and child on the island chain she lives on, and until she lands on an alien shore months later, she doesn’t question what she’s done. On what used to be the coast of California, hidden truths come to the surface and Iia realizes she hasn’t reached the end of her story.
Clone - The Book of Olivia by Paxton Summers Clone - The Book of Olivia by April 22, 2018 $2.99 60,630 words
After months on the run, Olivia has changed forever, but even more than she, Axel’s transformation is alarming. Buried deep inside the man she loves is a monster, one that only shows his face when handed power. He’s got that now and much more. Axel is convinced Olivia is his soul, his reason for living, and he will do anything to hold onto her and the freedom he’s won—no matter the cost.
Clone - The Book of Eva by Paxton Summers Clone - The Book of Eva by April 22, 2018 $2.99 53,820 words
When a world leader’s daughter meets a clone, a doomed love affair begins.
Working-Class Superheroes (saga edition) by Chad Descoteaux Working-Class Superheroes (saga edition) by April 22, 2018 $4.00 145,050 words Sample 20%
All three books in the WORKING-CLASS SUPERHEROES series in one volume!!! Follow Speed Chicken, Cambio, Wombat, Towanda and others as they consistently save a world that isn't quite sure whether superheroes should be a part of it. A thrilling three-part saga that echoes the author's passion for the superhero genre as a whole.
The Prīmulī Prophecies Collection by Steve Benton The Prīmulī Prophecies Collection by April 22, 2018 $3.99 451,590 words Sample 20%
The epic saga of Max and Jennie Gunnarsson is now in one complete edition - The Prīmulī Prophecies Collection. Included are LIVES OF FUTURE-PAST, LIVES OF LOST ANGELS, LIVES OF THE PROVECTUS and an all-new bonus novella, HOW TO NOT DIE IN POST-APOCALYPTIC HOLLYWOOD.
Earth's Survivors: Zombie Fall by Dell Sweet Earth's Survivors: Zombie Fall by April 22, 2018 $4.99 205,610 words Sample 20%
Being dead took the killer out of you, at least at first it did. But then it came back. You forgot all the little things of the old life. You nearly forgot your name: Where you had lived; what you had done. And then it changed. Every day you got a little more back. It wasn't exactly a memory, like a memory would be in the old days, like a breather would have. It was more like found knowledge...
Alien Warlord's Passion by Nancey Cummings & Starr Huntress Alien Warlord's Passion by
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No female can look Mene in the eye and not flinch. But beneath his scarred face and gruff demeanor is a good man. A man who wants a mate and family. His warrior’s heart burns for the curvaceous and vibrant human female, but she's very clear she's not interested in love. He’ll show her that his passion is anything but fake.
The Robot Murders by Peter Harrison The Robot Murders by April 22, 2018 $1.99 6,550 words Sample 20%
In a world where robots had become commonplace and murder almost nonexistent, someone had been leaving ‘dead’ robots about. Detective Calloway tries to unravel the reason why and find out if there is any connection with the rare murders he is investigating.
Pure Reality : Black by Ryan Rinsler Pure Reality : Black by April 22, 2018 $3.99 96,250 words Sample 15%
Connor Cooper was born in the wrong century. He longs for something real, away from the personality devoid glass and metal of the modern world. Through tense encounters, kidnappings and smoking guns, Pure Reality, a simulation for your mind, shows him incredible adventure and another side to his personality. But what he didn’t expect was his life to change beyond all measure.
Visitor by Wayne Meyers Visitor by April 22, 2018 $4.99 102,680 words Sample 20%
Professor Douglas Keller meets extraterrestrial Aldrea while hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. Hunted by the FBI and a warring faction of Aldrea’s people who wish to enslave all humanity--or destroy them, they find themselves far from Earth in the middle of a violent galactic coup, with the fate of the Earth in the balance.