New free Science Fiction Kindle books for 2017-06-17:

PLATE OF THE GODS: BOOK ONE
by M.W. BODEWES
$0.00, 172 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #94 in > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
Mihrett is a world of magic, science & belief. It is home to mythical creatures, ancient races and Gods of legend. A terrible cataclysm has befallen Mihrett and all that remains is the ruins of its once great civilization.
It has been generations since the fall and those left are succumbing to madness and stupidity. What secrets to the past does Mihrett still hold? What truths lay dormant and can the races of Mihrett be saved from themselves? When an ancient evil returns is there any hope of salvation for this broken world and its people?
Some legends have humble beginnings and on an isolated plateau a boy named Tomar led a simple life hungry for answers to the questions of his world. Unaffected by the same madness of his people, an extraordinary set of circumstances set him on a remarkable journey. The path of his quest will take him to amazing places, forge unlikely alliances and endure the absurdity of a world gone mad. Tomars destiny will be written in the pages of history. There will be wonder & tragedy, pain & redemption before the final words of his story are told .The thrilling adventure begins here in Plate of the Gods, Book One.


The Book Soul
by Rachel Mann
$0.00, 361 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #108 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
When octogenarian librarian, Kerrigan Sheriwinkle, realises that death is an inevitable part of growing old, he begins to panic that he has no heir to inherit his beloved library.

Lurking in the background is technological machismo, Mr Sparkles, who is desperate for the old man to die so that the library will come up for sale. His motives: he is building an empire and needs more storage space. Or so he claims. In truth his motives are much more sinister.

To find his heir, Kerrigan enlists the help of bored housewife, Elsie Shufflebottom, handing her his most prized possession: the book of Providence. He implores Elsie to search its pages and find the only person who can take on the great responsibility of keeping the library safe.

The only problem is the book is completely blank.

This novel is a satirical look at the technology revolution that is sweeping across our communities, told in a fairytale style with plenty of magic and adventure thrown in. The Book Soul is a fast-moving fantasy with super sleuth, Elsie, at the heart of the action. It is a story of discovery; of finding what is important in life; a tale that combines old and new worlds, appealing to both young and old alike.


The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales
by C.S. MacCath
$0.00, 88 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #37 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
This collection of poems and tales, spanning eight years of publication in Pagan and speculative fiction magazines and journals, includes award-nominated poetry and fiction that illuminates Pagan life and relationships with the sacred.

"C. S. MacCath is simply one of the finest Pagan fiction writers working today. Her stories express the complexity, beauty, and chaos of contemporary life with both precision and passion -- a rare combination, indeed. "The Ruin of Beltany Ring" is but one of the enthralling tales to appear in this wonderful collection, but it is my favorite of the set; to tell more would be unfair to the reader, so I will simply urge you to set aside whatever you are doing right now and dip into this collection at once. - Anne Newkirk Niven: Editor, Witches & Pagans Magazine


The Lightning Eater (The Lightning Trilogy Book 1)
by Brett Hebrank
$0.00, 463 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #90 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
On a parallel Earth, instead of a meteor that ended the dinosaurs two hundred and fifty million years ago, it was a massive lightning bolt. It cracked the continents apart and wiped out ninety percent of all life on the planet. The massive continent of Mu, once thought a myth lost to history, stood highest and most flourishing of all the continents, brimmed with species and fauna further evolved than the remainder of the planets life. The lightning bolt that decimated the planet, sunk the huge landmass beneath the oceans, forcing the other tectonic plates to drastically shift and constantly realign to compensate. Now, millions of years later, the tiny island republic of Sunlatveria stands on the forefront of progress in all fields imaginable. The micro-nation also sits atop the only surviving piece of Mu above sea level and energy left behind from the impact of the heavenly energy radiates across the whole island, slowly breathing life and warmth into all life. The alien energy drastically improved living conditions for all species inhabiting the island, especially compared the growing fade of smog blanketing the rest of the world. The founding dynasty discovered the truth behind the extinction event through a secret deposit of the extraterrestrial energy hidden deep beneath the island. A secret that would infect their bloodline forever, all the while blessing their lives to the fullest, pushing them beyond the realms of possibilities of man. Exploiting the strange energy left behind, the family draws the eyes of all the nations in the world, but willing to do anything to protect their home, Solidius, the hero slash villains of our story will use the power of the gods in any means necessary. Solidius, a name carried with first born males of the Hebrank family, weren’t the original discoverers of the lightning lake but the were the first to see it true potential Whether they utilize these powers for the good of their Earth, or crack it in half, you shall read ahead.


Flood
by Eli Williams
$0.00, 17 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #5 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
Eli Williams introduces a bold new take on the story of the great flood from Genesis. Through his compassionate lens, he offers this touching and gripping tale of Hannah and Adriel as they fight for survival atop an endless ocean.


The Kuscan Heritage: Omnibus Edition
by Eric D. Bedford
$0.00, 591 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #73 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
Book 1. - Two hundred years ago, a small group of refugees from a doomed planet travel across the galaxy and find refuge on Earth. Peace loving, unarmed, technologically and mentally advanced, they choose to remain hidden and assimilate with the native population, but their arrival has not gone unnoticed.
An ancient order, that has survived for more than 2000 years knows about the aliens, and wants to find them to steal their technology for their own uses.
Only four pure blooded descendants of the original settlers have survived through to modern day, and they must rally together to fight those who would exploit their knowledge for their own purposes. Their journey takes the younger two survivors on a road of discovery, learning about the history of their race, love, vengeance and retribution and unleashing the power within their minds.

Book 2. - In this, the second book of the trilogy, the reader is again taken back two hundred years to the refugee landing in England, and follows the story of the survivors of that landing, the slaughter of their fellows, and their trek to Ireland to join the other refugees. Through this story we are led to the birth of a cross breed, half Kuscan and half Human, her capture and the continuing battle between Terri, Matt and the Druids.

Book 3. - The final book of The Kuscan Heritage trilogy, which began with The Druid Menace, and continued with Mutant. In this concluding chapter, new enemies have emerged to threaten Helen Reilly, her son Matthew, his wife Terri and Helen's niece Celeste DuMaurier. As well, the ancient order of Druids is still interfering subversively in their lives, and to survive they will have to delve deep into their own abilities and call upon ancient Kuscan legends and myths. Returning to south eastern Queensland, the story spans three continents and unless the Reilly's can succeed in their endeavours, the survival of the whole planet is at risk.


The Mechanic
by Paige Elizabeth Needs
$0.00, 180 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #913 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
It has been forty years since the discovery of the Worms of Falv. The planet has grown prosperous and the Falv family has become wealthy.
Beta doesn't care about that. She cares about doing her job as head Mechanic of Capital city. She just wants left alone. Until she gets an AI dropped into her lap. Now she will risk everything to help him.


Duplexity
by K. Paul Thompson
$0.00, 98 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #184 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
In a future not far from ours, there are two kinds of replicates:
"Generic Replicates made from blanks and Custom Replicates that need government approval to take the DNA from the dying to grow over a blank base. The frame is a better grade, but still the features of a blank and that’s why their faces never look exactly the same.”

“Yeah, even with plastic surgery and makeup; they still have that flat profile. I can always tell.”

“The new Chimera Replicates are not blanks: they are based on targeted DNA from twelve different animals mixed with man and grown from a fertilized egg, more like clones. Their minds can be eliminated at a whim. They have no rights and they are caged like animals. Their lifespans are kept very short: they die before they know to educate themselves, form connections, or take a stand for things to be better.Doctor Tailor has made them for no good purpose.”

“OK, so an insane doctor is planning to take over the world?” This was becoming the creepiest case Hugh had ever worked. And in the FIIST, he had worked a lot of them.

The big hulk almost smiled as he rose to his feet. “No. He will sell them like cattle so that others can take over the world. What he wants is for all to come and worship him. Let’s check on the size of his congregation.”


The Anti-Mage
by S. W. Ellenwood
$0.00, 14 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #12 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The business of an anti-mage is similar to that of a garbage man. They do the job no one wants to talk about but someone has to do. Just like a garbage man, they have daily routines of going to the same place every week, filling out the same paperwork, and taking out the ‘trash'.

The Anti-Mage is the first short story by self-published author S. W. Ellenwood that takes you on a short, noir, cyberpunk, journey following Elba King and one of his many adventures as an anti-mage.


Branch Off: A Sci-Fi Novel
by Dario Solera
$0.00, 266 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #84 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Alien Invasion
Can dark matter be created?
With that question in mind, physicist Sarah Davinson watches the screens as data trickles in from particle detectors. On the run from her past and far from home, it has taken her two years to design this experiment at the largest accelerator ever built, but its outcome is not what she expected.

She witnesses a fighter jet crashing into a Geneva building, but it’s only after people start appearing in a field north of the city that she understands that something is very wrong—and that it might be her fault. Sarah will have to fight her way through the chaos, trying to find her lost family while also keeping tabs on the powers that want to set their hands on her discovery.

Because what she has done has many interested—humans and aliens alike—and everybody wants a slice of the cake.


Sierra Pelona Spaceship
by Zac Funstein
$0.00, 209 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #868 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
The space craft must have been noticed when it crashed in the remote part of The Sierra Pelona Mountains, also known as the Sierra Pelona Range but if it was it was only given the briefest mention in the Los Angeles Daily News & the detection devices of the time were too primitive to record its dimensions.
Latoya with her characteristic red hair made her way to the community in the valley below. The uniform seemed to adjust to the temperature well; the alteration presented no problem. The incessant sun might prove difficult after a time but they could cross that bridge when they came to it, for now there were difficulties of more immediate concern


Freakshow
by DB Rhys
$0.00, 282 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #61 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War
Dan Marco, a combat veteran with a shady past returns home from the war to find he can't reintegrate in to what society calls the "norm". Death of his childhood friend brings the horrors of combat back with a vengeance and he quickly retreats to dark-side of his mind and finds himself on Ward 7, for the mental.

"Eight months and fourteen surgeries later I get a shrink forced down my throat who thinks saying things out loud makes them go away—they won't, not ever, not for me, not here in nowhere-in-particular-land. But I get to keep my own clothes. That's what they say, so it's more homey and less like a freak show."


Temple in the Stars: Part 1
by Justin Wallace, Alli White, Karyn L Stecyk
$0.00, 12 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #12 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
A young woman, marked with unknown power, tries to find her way forward in a galaxy unlike anything she has known before. Her adventures span the whole of humanities domain, and the only one who knows her secret is her beloved Becca.


Tears of Blood (The Veronian Archives Book 1)
by Daniel L Welch, Juliana Xavier, Michelle Josette
$0.00, 316 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #11 in > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Fantasy
The Dark Ages grip the world in famine and war, but in the Kingdom of Veronia, situated among the free cities, land is abundant and life is cheap.

Captain Leo Rosewood, after earning the nickname “Bloody Rose” for single-handedly slaughtering dozens of enemy soldiers in the battle of the Frostbite, defies the king to protect Veronia from its biggest vulnerability: invasion. At the risk of execution and the lives of more Veronian soldiers, he gathers two thousand volunteers to follow the enemy and finish the fight.

Upon his return two years later, Leo’s life is spared but his punishment is fierce. After thirty-nine public lashings, he is locked in a dungeon and held prisoner for weeks, where he learns of more threats against Veronia—and Leo personally. Ruthless, unflinching, and wielding a newfound power to harness celestial energy, Leo escapes the capital during an enemy siege and travels to Tamore, where a group of soldiers gather to strengthen their skills—both physical and fantastical.

Fed by allies and armed with weaponry given to them by Leo’s brother, Bishop Jewel, the soldiers are ready for imminent war. Meanwhile, Bishop Jewel and the members of the High Priest’s Council wield faith to salvage their unraveling kingdom. But what they discover is that Veronia is the battlefield of a supernatural war—with biblical proportions.


Maze: A Sci-fi Novella
by Tony Bertauski
$0.00, 53 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #5 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Awareness leaping is all the rage.

Ten players.

Memories wiped, their bodies each dropped into a tank. Their consciousness thrown into the Maze—a virtual reality where anyone is anything and anywhere. Battles are fought, riddles are solved. To win a lifetime of riches one has to escape the Maze. First, they have to remember who they are.

Some never do.


INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

WHY THE NOVELLA? JUST WRITE A FULL LENGTH NOVEL ALREADY.
Maze was a contribution to a multi-author anthology. However, delays sidetracked the project. In the meantime, Maze led me into my next full length novel titled MAZE: THE WAKING OF GREY GRIMM and then I decided to stop sitting on this novella. So there. In fact, the Grey Grimm novel is part of a much bigger boxed set title DOMINION RISING which includes 23 scifi/fantasy novels. Look it up.

HOW IMPORTANT ARE NAMES TO YOU IN THIS BOOK. DID YOU CHOOSE THEM BASED ON SOUND OR MEANING?
Almost all of my books have names with special meaning, some foreshadowing a big twist. While the names in Maze don’t have any hidden meanings, one is important to the twist.

WHERE DOES YOUR TOMORROW SPRING FROM? IN OTHER WORDS, HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE CRAZY WORLD?
Sometimes, I can’t remember how the story started by the time I get to the end. Like most of my other novels, the Maze started with the premise of identity. I like a story that questions who we are and explore life, death and creation.

GIVE YOUR BOOK THE BECHDEL TEST. IT HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST TWO (NAMED) WOMEN IN IT WHO TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT SOMETHING BESIDES A MAN.
Pass. Unfortunately, I can’t prove it until you read it or I risk giving up the twist. And that’s the delicious part.

WHAT SORT OF BODY COUNT ARE WE TALKING HERE?
A lot. A lot, a lot. But not necessarily death. Chew on that a second.

DO YOU WANT YOUR TOMORROW TO MAKE IT BIG, AS IN JK ROWLINGS-BIG? WHY OR WHY NOT?
Believe it or not, no. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to make enough cash to pay off this house and send my kids to college, but I’ll pass on fame and fortune. Anonymity is a blessing.

HAVE YOU WRITTEN IN ANY OTHER GENRES BESIDES SCIENCE FICTION? WHAT DREW YOU TO YOU THIS GENRE?
I’ve been fascinated by consciousness, identity and what this all means since I was young. I would read my grandfather’s science fiction books with elements of artificial intelligence and alternate realities and wonder what happened when they died? I suppose that’s why all of my writing deals with the big mysteries of life in one way or another. In a way, I write for my own exploration, in a sort of thought experiment approach, pulling apart our identities, exploring what makes us who we are. If I lost my memories, would I still be me? If I had my body parts replaced with synthetic replications, at what point would I not be me? Do I even need a body?

What am I?

A few years ago, I figured I’d write a romance novel. Since all of my books have a romantic element, I thought it would be fun. Halfway through the novel, I found myself thinking more and more about the next project—a dystopian idea. So 40,000 words in, I scrapped the romance novel and got back to what I love. Science fiction.


White Dwarf One
by Dario Solera
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #52 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Exploration
They came to Earth to teach us their science. Then they invited us to their home planet. We accepted.

Alex and his crew depart for a pioneering mission through the galaxy. But the journey is long and dangerous, and humans are not made for space.

White Dwarf One will take you on board a bare-bones spaceship, where the vessel’s claustrophobic reality will be disturbed by something no one had foreseen: friends turning to foes. To survive, the crew will have to make decisions that will affect the outcome of the mission as much as the future of humanity.​


Icarus (The Noble Trilogy Book 1)
by David K. Hulegaard
$0.00, 271 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #6 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
It’s the winter of 1947 in Ashley Falls, West Virginia, and a teenage girl has gone missing. Local private detective Miller Brinkman takes the case, quickly uncovering a string of bizarre clues. A hidden diary, cryptic riddles, and buried secrets all pique Miller’s interest, but one key detail gives him pause: the girl’s parents haven’t reported her disappearance to the authorities.

As the case deepens, Miller’s investigation begins to poke holes in the idyllic picture of his beloved hometown. No longer certain whether anyone in his community can be trusted, Miller dives headfirst into a desperate search for the truth that extends far beyond the borders of Ashley Falls. He soon discovers that his missing persons case is not an isolated incident, but part of an otherworldly mystery—one that, if confronted, may threaten the very future of humanity.


The Rare Pearl (Broken Water Series Book 1)
by Jennifer W. Smith
$0.00, 289 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #46 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
In 1989 a hidden discovery found in a tiny New England coastal town sends 23 year-old Harmony Parker into an evolutionary altered realm. She uncovers a secret that not only connects her to this other world but could explain why her family members have mysteriously drowned throughout her life. Eager to find a way home, she solicits help from Kodiak Night, a conceited underwater treasure hunter. Kodiak knows this is a dangerous request, but he’s willing to risk his life in exchange for the rare pearl ring Harmony wears. This leaves her no choice but to surrender her heirloom. Harmony must complete her journey across alternate terrain, fight sea-monsters, and resolve the conflicting feelings she has for Kodiak. She will be tested—facing deep-rooted fears and struggling with awakening abilities she must learn to control. When her abilities are exposed, she’s pursued as an asset by an unexpected adversary which endangers those she comes to care for. All the while, the water god watches Harmony as her unique abilities have also roused his interest.


Seven Ghosts - The BirdOfPrey Chronicles: Book 1 - The Saga Of Rahgaa
by Brian T.L. Strauss, Noe Waggoner
$0.00, 664 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #118 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
A science fiction tale mixed with equal doses of reality. The first in an exciting series that follows the adventures of Brian, known to his family and friends as 'BirdOfPrey' or just Bird to those closest to him. Extremely intelligent with a brother who's even more so, Bird finds himself helping his brother only to end up being the lab rat in his own brother's military experiment gone horribly wrong. Now stuck on an alien world where beauty and danger abound, Bird is just hoping to survive. Rahgaa however, has other plans for him and sends him a 'new brother' to aid him on his new found destiny. While Bird builds a new life for himself, an ancient evil lies in wait hell-bent on his demise. Razor sharp wits matched with equally sharp skills are all that stand between him, a destiny not of his choosing, a brother that's not even human, and an enemy that just needs him dead. Yep... just another day in Eden!


Vegas Mishaps: Coloring Vegas our own way! (Five Book Friends 1)
by Emme Gene
$0.00, 144 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #94 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
What happens when five friends take on Vegas?
You know the coined phrase: Boys will be boys? Well, in this case it's Girls will be girls!

Shennanigans, comradery, and a whole lot of laughs. Drunken nights, tattoo, and piercings you won't believe. Celeberties, and a big drink called Huge Cock make this story one of a kind. All nighters to be had, and some parties to attend.

Great friendships, and new ones to cherish.

Don't forget about hot men. Take a ride with Rochelle, Coco, Mo, Angie, and Maggie on once in a lifetime vacation down the Las Vegas Strip.


Glory Boy
by Rick Partlow
$0.00, 472 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (72 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
Caleb Mitchell gave up everything to protect his home. Shunned by friends and family for abandoning the pacifist beliefs of their religion, abandoned by the love of his life, he left his homeworld of Canaan to go to the Commonwealth Military Academy on Earth and train to fight in the looming war against the implacable alien threat of the Tahni Imperium. When a training mission with a crew of cadets winds up caught in the middle of one of the worst battles of the war, Cal and his fellow students are officially declared dead.
That's when their war really begins. Recruited for a top-secret special operations unit, Cal and his friends undergo experimental and dangerous physical augmentation that turns them into supersoldiers, designed to take the fight behind enemy lines and put the fear of God into an alien society who thinks their Emperor is God personified.
Now Caleb is asked to sacrifice his very humanity to protect his people. But when Canaan itself is threatened by the Tahni, will he throw away his career and risk everything to save the people who turned their backs on him?


The Melding of Aeris
by D. Wallace Peach
$0.00, 278 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (35 reviews), #8 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
Generations ago, the realms fell to fire. The Burn–the only means of destroying a lush land so manipulated by man that while its crops sated hunger, they poisoned the flesh. Now the wilderness slowly reseeds, hard lessons learned through starvation, displacement, and poverty. What remains for nature’s tinkerers?

Pathway, the coveted distillation that enables the grafting of skin across species. The Sahls of the Sea Barrows meld spiral horns to their skulls, reptilian scale to their chests. They embed the razor teeth of sea-beasts in the bones of their forearms and replace the flesh on their backs with the pelts of wolves. Women of wealth adorn their bodies with serpent skin as elegant as black lace, tufted tails, and plumed feathers, their own skin cast off, no longer desirable.

Then they bear children…creatures like Aeris, a man who longs to be human.

Too late, he discovers the truth–there is only one source of human skin. Trapped in the flesh of a murdered man, Aeris joins the a dogged crew of transfigured renegades. Their goal–to destroy Pathway, no matter the cost.


The Circle Of...
by Vardan Partamyan
$0.00, 120 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #28 in > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire
What if you were given a chance to leave behind your everyday routine? Your underpaid job cleaning up the nuclear wastelands from an assortment of merry mutants (including centipede pandas and cave dwelling members of conservative parties)... your shipwrecked personal life complete with two emotionally and financially debilitating divorces and an unbroken string of inspiringly ill-advised relationships... your cut-rate room in a cut-rate hotel with a cut-rate pillow under your (cut-rate) head... your Monday and your Wednesday and your Friday that looks and feels and tastes uncomfortably like your yesteryear’s Thursday...

What if you were given a chance to be the first human to reach for the stars? What if you were given a chance to find a brave new world for all mankind? What if it was a chance that you absolutely, resolutely, definitely, categorically did not want?

Join the reluctant space pioneer Adam Samsarian and his mildly insane (and only occasionally homicidal) on-board computer on a mind (and logic and ethics and traffic rules and rodent rights) bending trip through cosmos unexplored and the ever labyrinthine Armenian brain!

And so (whether you want it or not) your Odyssey of discovery, self-discovery and (awkward pun intended) universal love begins...


Alien Monster (Alien Darlings Book 3)
by Sophie Stern
$0.00, 106 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #43 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Galactic Empire
Trapped together in space
Brought together by fate


Wilma has never had a serious boyfriend.

She’s never had a serious anything in her life.

When she finds herself on The Dragon’s Bite with a Reslenaouan who makes her question everything she knows, she realizes she can keep playing it safe, or she can take a chance with the monster.

Warning: This is a quick, steamy that takes place in the same world as Alien Dragon and Alien Beast; however, it is a standalone story and can be enjoyed on its own. HEA with no cliffhanger. Alien Monster ends at 50% because this purchase also includes a FREE copy of Senior Airman Polar Bear - another sweet, sexy story by Sophie Stern.


The Hidden City
by Virginia Hotchkiss
$0.00, 356 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #796 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
Action, adventure, love story set in a desert.

Ankha has lived in Hidden her whole life, content to fulfill her days working in the Agricultural Sector and gossip with her best friend, Lehna. But is it enough? Why does she dream of distant lands, longing to see what is beyond the desert? Perhaps Thompson's Journal is true and a journey out of Hidden is possible. But the way is long and resources are scarce.

When Councilor Ahris invites her to the Arena, her life will change. Perhaps winning the Grand Prize will be the catalyst she needs to fulfill her dreams and find out what lies beyond the sands. And what of Lehna? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but she would have to leave her best friend behind.


Mission: Improper (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy Book 1)
by Bec McMaster
$0.00, 433 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (48 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Standing between London and a deadly plot against the throne, are the dangerous spies and femme fatales that form the Company of Rogues... that's if they don't kill each other first.

Entire families have gone missing in the East End. When Caleb Byrnes receives an invitation to join the Company of Rogues as an undercover agent pledged to protect the crown, he jumps at the chance to find out who, or what, is behind the disappearances. Hunting criminals is what the darkly driven blue blood does best, and though he prefers to work alone, the opportunity is too good to resist.

The problem? He's partnered with Ingrid Miller, the fiery and passionate verwulfen woman who won a private bet against him a year ago. Byrnes has a score to settle, but one stolen kiss and suddenly the killer is not the only thing Byrnes is interested in hunting.

Soon they're chasing whispered rumours of a secret project gone wrong, and a monster that just might be more dangerous than either of them combined. The only way to find out more is to go undercover among the blue blood elite... But when their hunt uncovers a mysterious conspiracy, Byrnes and Ingrid must set aside their age-old rivalry if they have any chance at surviving a treacherous plot.

MISSION: IMPROPER is the first book in the spin-off to Bec McMaster's award-winning London Steampunk series. If you like sexy paranormal romances, an enemies-to-lovers pairing, and plenty of action-adventure (suave spies, dirigible flights, and monster hunting), then you’ll love sharing the journey with Byrnes and Ingrid.

Don’t miss any of the London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy books!
Book 1: Mission: Improper. Featuring Byrnes and Ingrid.
Book 2: The Mech Who Loved Me. Featuring Ava and Kincaid.
Book 3:You Only Love Twice. Featuring Gemma and Obsidian (coming soon!)

What everyone is saying about Bec McMaster:

"a must read for paranormal fans and steampunk fans alike. 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" –Night Owl Reviews

"richly imagined, gritty and dark, and full of hot heroes and hot sex...utterly delicious. " –Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

"Action, adventure, steampunk, and blazing hot seduction...Bec McMaster offers it all." –Eve Silver, author of Sins of the Flesh

The Blue Blood Conspiracy London Steampunk series:
- Gaslight Fantasy Romance
- Historical Romance
- Steampunk Romance
- Fantasy Romance
- Paranormal Romance
- Action Adventure Romance


Nannion
by Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis
$0.00, 352 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #50 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
On a secluded Greek island in the 1950s, an enormous abandoned mine is filled with sea water for a major international experiment in marine biology. It is intended to study natural selection and, perhaps, evolution in a new aquatic ecosystem. However, the experiment and the island are eventually abandoned.

Decades later, a sailor’s photograph of the corpse of a large shark prompts a team of biologists to visit the island. The team discovers unique environments, including an underwater brine lake. The life forms act in ways that affect the fauna on the island as well as themselves.

The new ecosystem is dangerous. How to cope with it? The biologists will need some form of interspecies communication with the sea life and even with a cat that has been stranded on the island. It’s simple in theory...


The Data Disruption: Genrenauts Episode Zero - a Cyberpunk adventure
by Michael R. Underwood
$0.00, 68 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
When Stories Break, You Send in the Genrenauts!

The Genrenauts are a group of story experts who travel to parallel worlds. Each is the home of a narrative genre—Science Fiction or Romance, Fantasy or Western—populated by archetypal characters and constantly playing out familiar stories.
The Genrenauts’ mission: find and fix broken stories. If they fail, the ripples from the story worlds will cause havoc and devastation on their home world.

In the world of Cyberpunk, D-Source, a noted hacker, has disappeared, leaving his team's storyline to grind to a halt. Angstrom King leads the Genrenauts on a mission to find out what happened to D-Source and how to get the cyberpunks back in the action.

World-spanning megacorporations...suspicious mercenaries living on the edge...lethal computer programs designed to tear your mind to shreds...the Genrenauts will face all these and more to get the story back on track—before it's too late.

A short story in the world of Genrenauts (a finalist for the r/Fantasy "Stabby" Award for Best Serialized Fiction.)


The Transformation of Charlotte Poole
by Meg North
$0.00, 231 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #26 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Isolated and depressed, poor Charlotte has been sick all her life. As a last resort to cure her, she decides to try Abraham Crossman's dangerous electric shock therapy treatment.

But one zap from the Crossman Machine, and she is filled with electric current, shooting lightning out of her fingers and shocking everything she touches. Her powers even cause harm to those she loves. Charlotte's sorrow quickly turns to revenge against the man who made her a monster.

Will she be able to control herself and use her powers for good? Or, will she be the monster forever?


Grounded (The Grounded Trilogy Book 1)
by G. P. Ching
$0.00, 359 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (285 reviews), #2 in > Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Science Fiction & Dystopian

Faith kept me Plain. Science made me complicated.

Book 1 in the Grounded Trilogy

In Hemlock Hollow, life isn't easy, but it is simple. Things in my community haven’t changed much in over three hundred years, since the time my Amish ancestors came to what is now the Green Republic. I milk my cow by hand, make fresh bread every morning, and hope to be courted by Jeremiah, a boy I’ve known since childhood.

When my father falls ill, the English doctor says a hospital outside the wall can heal him. Jeremiah convinces me to go on rumspringa, to experience the outside world as an Englisher in order to be closer to my father during his recovery. Others have gone before me. They claim it’s an adventure. But adventure turns to horror as an ordinary light switch thrusts me into a new world, and revelations about my personal history make me question everything I believe.

All my life I’ve worked to be simple. I can’t pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple.

The Grounded Trilogy

  • Grounded, Book 1
  • Charged, Book 2
  • Wired, Book 3

Get your copy of the book readers call a "unique, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat read!"



Hounds of Autumn
by Heather Blackwood
$0.00, 322 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (147 reviews), #14 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
They say that the moor has eyes.

It is 1890, and the windswept moors hold dark secrets. Chloe Sullivan is an amateur inventor whose holiday takes a dark turn when her friend and colleague, one of the few female mechanical experts in the British Empire, is murdered.

A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but could it have killed a woman? And what secrets are concealed within the dark family manor?

Accompanied by her naturalist husband and clockwork cat, Chloe is determined to see her friend’s killer found.

But some secrets have a terrible cost.


BELTERRA (Time After Time)
by Carol Ann Kauffman
$0.00, 249 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #157 in > Romance > Science Fiction
The Time After Time Series follows a pair of unlikely lovers on their adventures through life and love, this time on an alien planet divided into four tribes. When Neeka, daughter of the Lord of the Warrior Clan, was out picking lavender in their vast fields of the West, she felt him coming for her, and she was ready. When Braedon, Lord of the Soldier Clan of the East, rode into those lavender fields, searching for the woman of his dreams, he had no idea if she were even real. But there she was, standing there looking up at him, smiling. He reached his hand down to her and waited. She accepted his hand, beginning their adventures together, changing not only their lives, but the course of life and unity on their planet forever. An alien planet. Or is it?