New free Colonization (SF) Kindle books for 2018-06-23:CA UK USA

by Gail Gernat
$0.00, 48 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (7 reviews)

Fiery-haired Bridgit has a temper as hot as her hair, so when the colony transport gets into trouble in deep space she must work with the only other person awake; the man she most despises. Despite their best efforts, the ship crashes on an unknown planet. Bridgit is forced into impossible situations in order to survive and protect the remaining colonists.

The Alien Diaries
by Glenn Devlin
$0.00, 424 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #13 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
While appraising old and rare books at a restored colonial plantation, a book collector stumbles across a series of old diaries that chronicle an alien visitation in 1781.

The Collective - On to Tau Ceti
by David McCahan
$0.00, 129 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #32 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Colonization
The Western Republic yearns to expand the human race to other worlds. The Columbia is Earth’s first FTL capable ship and completed the first leg of their mission by successfully planting a scientific outpost on Epsilon Eridani 5 (now named Eden with the outpost called Babylon). Columbia was surprised to find a race of people there that referred to themselves as ‘The Collective’ because they formed a telepathic collective consciousness. After rescuing them from a planned conquest by the Basel Confederation, the Collective now joins the crew of the Columbia as they travel to Tau Ceti to plant another scientific outpost in preparation of colonization.

The Collective
by David McCahan
$0.00, 133 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #14 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Colonization
200 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon the Western Republic is preparing to launch an exploration spacecraft to Epsilon Eridani. The Columbia (named in honor of the Apollo 11 command module) is the first of a new class of space ship using Gravity propulsion. The sheer mass required for the Gravity Generators results in a ship of massive proportions. Additionally the propulsion functions by “pushing against” or “pulling at” near or distant gravity sources. These gravity concentrators are mounted around the Gravity Generators on the exterior of the ship in all directions forming a sphere. The result is something similar looking to the Death Star from Star Wars only instead of one large depression there are many smaller depressions over the entire surface. The Gravity Generators also form a gravity bubble around the ship, in essence forming a small singularity, warping local space and separating the ship from the local gravity. In effect the ship exerts near zero mass. The crew resides inside the shell, protected from cosmic radiation by the gravity bubble and living in a normal gravity environment. The gravity propulsion is only used outside the solar system and ion drive is used to move the ship in-system but since the ship exerts near zero local mass the ion drives can realize tremendous acceleration and about .8 C (.8 the speed of light).

The political environment of earth in 2169 has altered greatly from that of the time of Apollo 11. The early 21st century saw total economic collapse of many governments and the religious wars around 2030 resulted in social and economic realignment on a global scale. The remnants of the western democracies formed the Western Republic, the socialist regions formed the Peoples Confederation, and the Islamic Theocracies formed the Muslim Empire. The Western Republic was economically the strongest and funded the expedition to begin manned exploration and colonization of the solar neighbors. Epsilon Eridani is not the absolute closest (at 10.5 light years) but holds the most promising planet for colonization in near space. The 5th planet in the system, code named Eden for the expedition, appears to be a near perfect twin to Earth in astronomical studies. Additionally no electromagnetic signals have been detected from the region and so it is assumed holds no technology. Perfect planet for colonization by a population tired from years of conflict. No open wars but a very tense relationship with military often on high alert and small “incidents” are common.

CentCom’s worst fears were confirmed as suicide attacks and mines were used in an all-out effort to stop the Republic’s Gravity Drive Ship from leaving the solar system. The heroic efforts and sacrifice of the escort ships managed to safely see the Columbia on her way. On arrival to the Epsilon Eridani system the crew was relieved the long voyage was nearly over until they were attacked and barely survived a nuclear missile attack from Eden. Still sensing no electronic emissions from the planet, and indeed there was no propulsion or telemetry from the missiles, the crew are baffled and dejected until the Collective makes contact with Glory Callaghan, in her dreams. Would this be the start of an alliance or another enemy?

This is the first book by David McCahan and planned to be the first book of a three part series.

Bought by the Barbarian (Barbarian Legacy Book 3)
by Abella Ward
$0.00, 82 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #40 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Marine
His broadsword is his only love. Until he sees her curves.

T’Shav mercenary Ronan doesn’t want love. He wants a woman to take care of his ‘condition’, meaning raging hormones. And the bridal service is going to get him one. So where is the sweet, submissive wife he ordered?

Paramedic Erica Chase is bored to death on her spaceship. Until she and her cousin Bethy are sold to a bridal service. There’s no way she’s going to submit to her new owner. But why does he have to be so mouthwateringly hot?

What’s a gal to do? Just devour the sexy alien? Hell no. He says he’s not touching her until she’s on her knees begging for it. He must be joking.

But Erica needs the hunky alien to find back Bethy. And Ronan has his own mission to complete. Space is a crowded place with enemies at every corner. It’s a good thing Ronan enjoys a bloody fight.

Stuck on the same spaceship, Ronan knows one thing for sure. Anybody who thinks they can lay a finger on his mate and his unborn child will find another thing coming.

What Ronan wants, Ronan gets.

This is a standalone book in a series of scifi romance stories featuring the T’Shav species and their human mates. The books each have a guaranteed HEA, so no cliff-hangers. This is a HOT story with mature themes and language. For 18+ readers only.