New free Science Fiction Kindle books for 2017-10-15:

The Origami Man (The Adventures of Gregory Samson, Space Explorer Book 1)
by Benjamin Mumford-Zisk, Tom McGrath
$0.00, 279 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #13 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Just because we haven’t made contact doesn’t mean we’re alone.
Just because we know some things doesn’t mean we’re smart.
And just because we feel safe doesn’t mean we are.



Nothing in Gregory Samson’s life could have prepared him for the shock of waking up with a sentient alien warship growing out of his neck, but that life is over now.


In his new one, Greg will have to find a way to balance budding romance and a dead-end job with the reality of a galaxy united in a million year-old war against a race of genocidal insects, all while asking himself the most terrifying question any millennial can ever face: Is it finally time to leave home?


The Scarlet Albatross: a Story of Airships and Panamindorah (Refugees Book 1)
by Abigail Hilton
$0.00, 470 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #10 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Anaroo is a captured pirate. When she escapes aboard an airship, she has every intention of killing them all. But then the captain asks for her help.

Anaroo is a captured pirate, destined to spend her days running on a treadmill, winding the great springs of the Scarlet Albatross. When a storm threatens to sink the airship, Anaroo and her fellow slaves seize the opportunity to escape. Now, at last, she can go home.

However, the airship nearly sank for a reason—violent unrest among the island kingdoms below. The world is changing and the inhabitants of the Scarlet Albatross will need to cooperate to survive. Anaroo and the slaves form an uneasy truce with the ship’s officers and passengers, none of whom are what they seem.

Together, the mismatched crew will take the Scarlet Albatross on the most harrowing flight of her career—through storms, pirates, bloodshed, and war. In the end, none of them may be able to go home.

The Refugees series is related to the Guild of the Cowry Catchers series and occurs immediately after the events in those books. However, Albatross is a suitable entry point in the world of Panamindorah. You can enjoy this book, even if you’ve never read any other Panamindorah novels.


Tied to the Barbarian Warrior
by Abella Ward
$0.00, pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (138 reviews), #10 in > Romance > Science Fiction
I’m tied to a demanding and bossy alien. And there’s nowhere to go…

Kara is the assistant coordinator to the Argarian Ambassador. When she covers for the Ambassador’s daughter Nariya by taking her place in a meeting, she has no idea what the consequences will be.

Before she knows it she is tied to a barbarian warrior. He’s arrogant, demanding and bossy.

And handsome, strong and hot.

Commander Arazor is the head of the Elite Galactic Force on the planet Agrion. His alliance with the Argarians will be symbolized by his marriage to their Ambassador’s daughter. It’s a political deal, nothing more.

He didn’t count on being betrayed. On being tied to a human.

But there are more important things at stake. Nariya has been kidnapped and Kara needs to bring her back.

Arazor has no choice. He has to accompany Kara. He’s bound to protect her. Even if that means traveling across the universe into dangerous territory.

Even if it means letting her change his cold heart…

Even if it means dying for her…

Tied to the Barbarian Warrior is a 60-page standalone book in a series of scifi romance novels, featuring the Space Station Andromeda 13. Other parts of the series:
Slave to the Barbarian King
Auctioned to the Barbarian Warrior
Mated to the Barbarian Heir

The books each have a guaranteed HEA and contain plenty of action, lust, and violent warlords. Definitely intended for 18+ readers.



Spellsmith & Carver: Magicians' Rivalry
by H. L. Burke
$0.00, 207 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (35 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
An estranged son. An adopted heir. A magical attack that forces them to work together.

The disappearance of Auric Spellsmith’s mother has strained his relationship with his father to the breaking point. Now, after five years away at the Magicians’ Academy, Auric returns home, determined to prove himself to his father and claim his birthright.

Apprentice Jericho Carver has held Spellsmith Manor together in Auric’s absence. Now his master’s son is back, and if he can’t get rid of Auric, Jericho will forfeit his career and lose all hope of wooing the master’s enchanting daughter.

Neither man intends to back down.

But then Master Spellsmith vanishes into the mysterious Fey Lands. With Fey magic threatening the mortal realm, Auric and Jericho must work together to save the man they both see as father.


Veritas (The GenEx Saga Book 3)
by Holly Lauren
$0.00, 327 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #33 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superhero
Everything has changed…

Six months after graduating from high school, nothing in Bennett Park is like it used to be. Zay and Chapel aren’t together. Timmy won’t speak to anyone. Erica is acting strange. Jackson is missing. The factions have been disbanded. And Todd Taylor is President of The Invisibles.

Then, when two of her former enemies combine forces, someone Chapel loves is put in grave danger once again.

On Chapel’s quest for justice, relationships are tested, allegiances are revealed, and the most shocking secret of all is exposed.

In the end, Chapel will have a choice to make – honor or love? Her decision will change the lives of those around her forever.


The Egg Said Nothing
by Caris O'Malley
$0.00, 100 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (53 reviews), #8 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Humor & Entertainment
Meet Manny. He's your average shut-in with a penchant for late night television and looting local fountains for coins. With eight locks on his door and newspapers covering his windows, he's more than a bit paranoid, too.

His wasn't a great life, but it was comfortable--at least it was until the morning he awoke with an egg between his legs. But what might have been a curse becomes a charm as this unlikely event leads him to an all night diner, where he finds inedible pie, undrinkable coffee, and the girl of his dreams.

But can this unexpected chance at love survive after the egg cracks and time itself turns against him, dead-set on rerouting history and putting a shovel to the face of the one person who could bring real and lasting change to Manny's world?


The Buffalo Kid: A bizarre encounter! A second chance at life!
by Real Laplaine
$0.00, 291 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #27 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
“The Buffalo Kid,” is tremendous.”
“It was impossible to stop reading once I picked it up…”
"You'll want to reread this one after finishing it. Yes, it is that good."
71 year-old John Ross, aka the Buffalo Kid, the oldest homeless destitute in his city, is walking the streets one cold and blustery night. His stomach is growling at him as he hasn't eaten in over a day. He sees a man approaching and asks for a handout. The stranger puts a $50 bill in his hand and walks away. Intrigued by his generosity, the Kid follows him and discovers that the stranger is actually an off-worlder, an alien, who has come to Earth to test mankind. The Buffalo Kid is suddenly cast in a collaborative role with the visitor, a thrill-ride, one that challenges him like never before, and one which
inspires an entire nation.


The Skystillers: A Scientific Thriller
by Walker Larson
$0.00, 256 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
Sometimes the world isn't ready for the truth...

Will Leonhardt, a solitary ex-Airforce pilot and combat veteran, receives a mysterious letter and a prepaid plane ticket summoning him to an obscure observatory in Hawaii. So begins a journey that will lead him to a shadowy group of rogue scientists known as the Terra Program. Desperate for a distraction from his own past and future, Will agrees to pilot the program’s flight to the moon. The groundbreaking scientific experiment he and the other astronauts will perform there could change humanity’s understanding of itself and the planet forever, but first they must undergo months of intense training at the program’s secret facility.

As Will gets to know the program’s personnel—from the arthritic, chess-playing astronomer, Doctor Whitfield, to the beautiful young botanist, Sage Galloway—he begins reluctantly to experience what he has never known before: friendship…and even love. But as launch day draws near, it becomes increasingly clear that all is not as it seems and a hidden enemy threatens the mission and the lives of everyone involved. Now, Will must utilize all his training and stoic courage to save the lives of the people he has come to care for and uncover the secret at the heart of the Terra Program...and at the heart of the universe itself.

The Skystillers is a literary thriller that combines elements of realistic science fiction with action, mystery, and philosophical inquiry. A compelling story of danger, intrigue, and conspiracy, the novel also explores the implications of what we believe about ourselves and our place in the universe and how scientific questions can impact human life.


Survive: A Thriller With a Dystopian Twist (Live Free or Die Book 1)
by Shawn Underhill, Grady Earls
$0.00, 195 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (51 reviews), #15 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Military
“We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
~ Benjamin Franklin in the Continental Congress before signing the Declaration of Independence.

Set against the backdrop of the isolated forests north of New Hampshire's White Mountains, while camping on family land, Tom and Lori Thornton (and their dog, Buck) find themselves in a sudden SHTF scenario.

No cellular service. Dangerous roads. Limited supplies. And far more questions than answers.

After the shocking murder of Tom's uncle by a band of looters, the couple's already faltering marriage reaches the breaking point amid the chaos. Trust and loyalties are challenged, old friendships are put to the test, and while immediate answers and solutions elude them, they must rely on raw instincts in order to survive.


SKINNERS: A Sci-Fi Horror Novella
by Craig Wesley Wall
$0.00, 93 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #2 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror
For amateur thief, Steve Finney, the convenience store in the small town of Kibner, Georgia promises to be another simple holdup job. And on the night of the stickup, things seem to be moving along just as planned.
Until a blood-soaked woman shambles into the store, interrupting the robbery.
With his getaway driver and only friend in the world, Lisa, waiting outside, Steve’s first concern is to flee the scene before the police and paramedics arrive. But when the nightmarish creatures responsible for the woman’s condition also make an appearance – trapping Steve in the store with a handful of strangers – the authorities are the least of his worries.
Cut off from his friend, Steve must fight his way through a legion of deadly flesh-eating horrors; monsters that some survivors insist have come from the stars.
Now, Steve’s only concern is escaping Kibner …
With his skin intact.

From the author of The Prison Farm, comes this thrilling tribute to such films as: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Night of the Creeps, and The Thing.

SKINNERS is a 23,000 word novella of alien horror.


Future's Ending: A Science Fiction Short Story Anthology
by Gene Michaels
$0.00, 223 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #9 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
When our future ends, what will you be doing?

The question about how the world will end is as old as we are. As we are carried towards an ever more uncertain future on an overpopulated planet, which appears destined for destruction, this question takes on an even greater significance.

Future's Ending is a collection of short Science Fiction stories which look at the possible outcomes for an out-of-control world.
 
With tales of artificial intelligence, time travel, eternal life, and other themes which define the futuristic genre, this is a collection which takes inspiration from Science Fiction giants such as Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury.  
 
The stories in Future's Ending use the unpredictable nature of mankind and the unsolvable problem of overpopulation as their foundation, offering thrilling and inspiring tales, which will keep readers turning the pages until the very end.

The stories in Future's Ending use the unpredictable nature of mankind and the unsolvable problem of overpopulation as their foundation, offering thrilling and inspiring tales which will keep readers turning the pages until the very end.


Double Interest: A Gripping Technothriller
by Odeda Yaari
$0.00, 266 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #25 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Technothrillers

Drug industry’s big money against the unstoppable power of dreamers

Three young scientists develop a genetic formula that can alter the world, for better or worse. Now, they must find their way out of a thick chain of plots, lies and schemes, aimed at robbing them of their secret discovery. Maneuvered by armed drug lords, global economics and dark politics, they can only count on themselves. Will their bright minds and high aspirations suffice to save them from great forces they are faced with?

Gripping plot that will take your breath away and leave you amazed

Double Interest weaves conflicting interests and impossible connections into a gripping plot that spreads across three continents. This smart novel presents three unforgettable heroes who face grave dilemmas, each according to his distinct character and life experience. Who will lose, who will triumph and who will pay the price? By the end, they will all learn that double interest is the name of the game.

Get your copy of Double Interest now!



Highlords of Phaer (Empire of Masks)
by Brock E. Deskins
$0.00, 344 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #24 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Born a slave, descended of kings, Jareen Velarius just wants to provide the best life he can for his family, but Eidolan is a realm that challenges even the most stalwart of souls. Caught between his masters and those brave or foolish enough to strike against them, Jareen struggles to reconcile his role as a dutiful slave with that of a man who desires to be free. His goal: to return his people to a life stolen by the highlords more than a millennium ago.
Auberon Victore, sorcerer, alchemist, son of a powerful overlord, and Jareen’s master, creates an alchemic compound he is certain will change the world; he just does not know how. Jareen sees it for the weapon that could break the sorcerers’ iron grasp wrapped around the necks of every lowborn in the empire. It will change the world, but not in the way his master desires.
Across the Tempest Sea, a mighty storm has raged for a thousand years, keeping a terrible, long-forgotten enemy at bay, an enemy whose cruelty knows no bounds. Only the perpetual storm and their fear of the sorcerer highlords keep the Necrophages from returning to Eidolan and cloaking the empire in death and darkness. But the tempest is waning, and the dissidents’ freedom may well come at the cost of their total destruction.


All These Shiny Worlds II: The 2017 ImmerseOrDie Anthology
by Jefferson Smith, Bryce Anderson, Richard Levesque, Graham Storrs, Misha Burnett, Meryl Stenhouse, J.S. Morin, I.A. Watson, Dave Higgins, Russ Linton, David Kristoph, Simon Cantan, Christopher Ruz
$0.00, 262 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #15 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
The 2017 ImmerseOrDie Anthology. Each year we hand-pick 50 of today's top indie authors and ask them to submit a story. Then we ask a team of ruthless judges to scour that ore and pick out the gems. The result is All These Shiny Worlds II:


  • a world of today where cosplay and stagecraft are bright lights hiding dark shadows

  • a world of tomorrow, where kitchen appliances fend for themselves and take solace in each other's arms, refugees from indifferent owners

  • a world of little cogs in big machines, where the humble trash collector is the unsung hero of getting evil done

  • a world of small magics and big hearts, where a little chaos can go a long, long way



From the brutal curators at ImmerseOrDie.com comes another collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgment, and all continuing to carry our one simple promise:

Guaranteed not to suck.


Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial
by Stephen Davis
$0.00, 392 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (93 reviews), #23 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Legal
If you like courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham, you’ll want to read this book. If you ever knew someone with AIDS or HIV, you need to read this book. If you still believe the government and the FDA are protecting you against deadly diseases and dangerous drugs, you must read this book!

"WRONGFUL DEATH: The AIDS Trial" is a work of fiction based on fact: the true story behind the government lies and incompetence, gross medical malpractice, and unbridled greed by a drug company that caused our American AIDS epidemic and cost 300,000 lives in just ten years.

Follow along with attorney Benjamin Messick and health reporter Sarah Meadows in this class-action lawsuit as they expose the man who claims to have discovered the cause of AIDS, Dr. Robert Gallo. Dr. Gallo announced to the world at a press conference on April 23, 1984 that a virus later to be called HIV was the culprit. Unfortunately, Dr. Gallo’s peers were never given the chance to prove his theories, and still can’t to this day.

In the last twenty years, Dr. Gallo has been exposed as nothing more than a common criminal, a thief, and a liar. He finally admitted he had stolen the AIDS virus from a French researcher. He also stole another virus from the Japanese. He lied on his patent application for the HIV blood test. A congressional investigation found Dr. Gallo guilty of “intellectual recklessness of a high degree,” and the Office of Research Integrity of the Department of Health and Human Services found Dr. Gallo guilty of scientific misconduct and called some of Dr. Gallo's key AIDS research, “of dubious scientific merit” and “really crazy.” As one German scientist put it, Dr. Gallo is “an American scientific gangster who has committed so many crass, self-aggrandizing blunders…that he could not really be relied upon to tell the time correctly.”

Attorney Messick questions a number of witnesses who all agree with 2700 of the world’s leading doctors and medical researchers today, including Nobel Prize winners in chemistry and medicine and members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, that HIV cannot cause AIDS. At the end of the book you'll find out what actually DOES cause AIDS.

The testimony in this court case finally discloses that in the decade from 1987 to 1997, three-hundred-thousand Americans (mostly homosexual men) died NOT from some horrible disease they caught from a virus, but as a result of taking the very drug they were told would cure them. Urged on by their doctors, parents, families and loved-ones, these HIV-positives took AZT, a drug originally designed and created in 1964 to kill cancer cells, but never approved because it was found to be far too toxic to a human body.

Read the testimony of witness after witness - all based on over 900 actual medical and scientific research papers and reports - that when the FDA finally approved AZT for the treatment of AIDS in 1987, it began causing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; and every person who took it - healthy or not at the time - would die within three years from one of many different opportunistic diseases. Be prepared for the anger and outrage you will feel when you realize that hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children are still being murdered today in Africa with AZT, simply because they have been declared to be HIV-positive, while the drug company rakes in billions of dollars in profits.

The question remains: After 30 years and 300 billion dollars, why don't we have a cure or a vaccine for AIDS? The witnesses in this court case provide the only answer that makes any sense: We have the wrong cause.

"I enjoyed the book. It read like a cross between a John Grisham legal thriller and an informative scientific treatise on AIDS."- D.D. Steele, attorney

"Congratulations Mr. Davis, you actually pulled it off and created a legitimate page-turner from the debacle of HIV/AIDS."- Harvey Bialy, author



Beaten (The Primer Book 2)
by Sam T Willis
$0.00, 362 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #7 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Military
A draft without a war.

Nathan Werner is a college dropout. He doesn't have anything going for him—not a job, a family, or friends. He's also just been drafted, along with two dozen others, into a clandestine government research program. They're going to be the next great advancement in "defense" technology.

Nate makes no secret that he wants out, but the only way home is in a body bag. There's a high-pitched tone keeping him up at night, and everyone around him is slowly changing. They're losing their inhibitions, losing their fears, and losing their minds.

The experiment has side effects. There's a voice in Nate's head; it's constantly screaming words that he can't understand. He keeps waking up in the strangest places: in an alley, in a hospital bed, in the snow with a bullet in his stomach. And the bodies are starting to pile up.

Beaten is a gripping, fast-paced thriller in the spirit of The Bourne Identity that will take you deep inside a government research program that has either gone terribly wrong...or exactly as planned.

The Primer book 2
The Primer book 1: Break
The Primer book 3: The New Program (coming Spring 2017)
The Primer book 4: The Volunteer (coming Spring 2017)
The Primer book 5: To be announced...


Dystopia (Dystopia Trilogy Book 1)
by Janet McNulty
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (79 reviews), #125 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian

Imagine living in a world where everything you do is controlled.

Book 1 in the Dystopia Trilogy

In the distant future the United States has been split into two regions separated by a barren wasteland; this is the country of Dystopia. Here the individual is discouraged, freedom is an illusion, food is rationed, and everything you do is tracked by a chip implanted in your arm. This is Dana Ginary’s world.

At age seventeen, people receive their career assignments chosen for them by a government body. Forced to work at the Waste Management Plant because she was declared too individualistic, Dana finds herself surrounded by death and brutality. Knowing her days are numbered, she looks for a way to leave the plant before she, too, becomes one of its causalities.

It is then she meets a man named George and soon finds herself caught up in a cat and mouse game between the resistance and the Dystopian government. Dana finds herself faced with an agonizing choice of whom she will betray and whom she will save: her friend George, her parents, or herself.

The eyes are always watching.

What other Amazon customers are saying about this dystopian fiction, young adult novel:

"I admired the author on her ability to craft out a novel so real as if it is happening right now. Well done!" --Zhu Hsia

"An excellent start to this series and I must admit that I read the last two first! I had to read the first one to see what action I had missed previously." --A Navy Vet...VT town TOP 500 REVIEWER

"Well developed characters, good pacing and plot. I enjoyed it enough that I am going to read the second novel in the trilogy..." --Albert Bowes

"The story is a mind engrosser and makes you read till the last page non-stop. It is highly recommended for the young adults and even adults as it makes a good read for day. As the length is not very long it might keep you a bit jumpy in the most exciting way." --Sukritti Goyal



The Artificer's Apprentice
by DJ Edwardson
$0.00, 25 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (66 reviews), #17 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Can a man fashion justice as he would a clock?

Cast out of the craft hall in his prime and bitter from his many losses, a blind artificer has taken on an apprentice to make what he no longer can: a device that will enter him into the Grand Competition.

The Artificer’s Apprentice is a short story set in a medieval city where magic and technology blend seamlessly and the Artificer guilds make handsome profits keeping the city's systems running. The leaders of these guilds have complete control over their members, but one man is about to challenge that authority.

Follow the tale of The Artificer’s Apprentice to see what he shall fashion in his shop...


Dragon Warrior (Dragon Wars Book 1)
by Shéa MacLeod
$0.00, 195 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (46 reviews), #146 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
A man without a past.
A woman without a future.
A world destroyed by monsters.
All that’s left is hope.

In Rain Mauri’s post-apocalyptic world there are no shades of gray when it comes to survival. Until she meets a Dragon Warrior and discovers nothing is as simple as it seems.

Together, Rain and the Dragon Warrior must uncover the truth behind the nightmare their world has become. Their quest will put them in the crosshairs of a ruthless enemy, but with her determination and his skill, they might just save their race from destruction. If they can save each other first.

45K words or about 180 paperback pages.


AFK
by Huckleberry Hax
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #129 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
"I look back now and I wonder when and where it all went wrong. I wonder when magical turned into mundane, when novelty turned into necessity. I wonder when it was that SL stopped being something I chose to do and became something I needed to do instead. I wonder when it was that I became addicted. *Really* addicted. I wonder if it could have been any other way, and I honestly doubt that it could have."

A Second Life® detective reflects on cases and confessions, on love, on anger, on understanding Second Life as perhaps the greatest liberator there has ever been, and on falling for the oldest trick in the book, just the same...


That First Hour: A WHEN THEY CAME Story
by Kody Boye
$0.00, 17 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #37 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Aliens
In this prequel to Kody Boye’s WHEN THEY CAME trilogy, follow eleven-year-old Jason Parks as he fights for his life during the first hours of the alien invasion of Earth.


Menagerie
by A.K. Meek, Ellen Campbell
$0.00, 62 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (32 reviews), #55 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
The Acme Corporation has finally released their newest product line, Menagerie, robotic animals. It quickly becomes the latest rage in the golden city of Corinth.

Ever since the last animal died off shortly after the Wars over a decade ago, people have mourned their passing, wishing for their return. But no longer. Thanks to the innovative imaginers of Acme, you can buy your favorite extinct pet. And better yet, you can bind to it through a drop of DNA, forging an unbreakable empathic and spiritual link. A true forever friend.

Timothy Hollow is an up-and-coming management analyst with no interest in Menagerie or forever friends; his only desire is to make it to the top of Corinth’s social order. He dreams of one day living miles above the city, in one of the uppermost floors of the most plush super skyscrapers dotting Corinth’s skyline. A modern-day Babylon. He’s worked tirelessly for the last two years, sacrificing all for his job. Now, he’s on the verge of a big promotion, and nothing can stop him. Except for Mom.

An unwitting pawn to nefarious plans, she stops by Timothy’s apartment one fine Corinthian day bearing an unexpected and unwelcome present, a Menagerie.
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This short story has been turned into a novel, Acme's Menagerie. www.amazon.com/dp/B018IYXUVU



A Dodge, a Twist and a Tobacconist (The Alexander Legacy Book 1)
by Sophronia Belle Lyon
$0.00, 402 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #9 in > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > Inspirational > Fiction
Readers asked and Sophronia listened! Be sure to check out the updated editions of this Christian Steam Pulp series! Unified point of view and softened dialect should make for a superior steam and gear experience! Tea and mechanicals all around!
Florizel repairs pipes and runs the Bohemian Club until his adventuring past hurtles headlong into his dull, respectable present. A gypsy beauty with a bizarre request and a disappearing conveyance convinces him to leave retirement and join an extraordinary group of adventurers atop a mystical clockwork mountain of a hotel.
Steam beneath the Thames in a Clockwork Catfish. Hang on, if you can, to a stealth glider on a desperate flight to London. Some will flee in terror from an Indian jungle nightmare. Others will keep up the pursuit of a shadowy denizen of London's underbelly bent on raising a slave army to overthrow the social order.
Beware the Algerian mummy at Fagan's final rest. According to Spring-heeled Jack, it may unwrap the identity of a deadly enemy, or it may just be another Dodge.

"I'm sorry, but my time is very short just now. I have tried for months to locate you, and have only just today succeeded. The other members of the group I propose to create are en route or are already here. Everyone else has been made aware of my plan. I truly wish to explain things more clearly to you, and then if you agree, to invite you to attend our first meeting as a formal association tomorrow. Can I count on you to come, please, and will you hear my plan?" the woman pleaded. "This is the most important thing I've ever done, and I pray God I have chosen the right people. I also pray that the right people will choose to pledge their help."

If ever a woman who had no reason to be desperate still managed to communicate desperation, it was this woman.

"Very well," I nodded. "But the hotel is not so far from here and the weather has been very pleasant. I shall walk. What time do you desire me to appear?"

"No, no, you cannot walk about London so late. Please. This mail coach will arrive at ten o'clock. Do not be frightened by it, please. It is perfectly safe."

"Frightened by a mail coach?" I was once again hesitant. "Why would I be -- ?"


Earth Last Sanctuary (Universe in Flames Book 1)
by Christian Kallias
$0.00, 274 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (238 reviews), #14 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Galactic Empire
5 stars: "I absolutely loved this book! The author has a writing style that kept me hooked from the first word until the last. I loved the story and he did an amazing job telling it. And that ending! I'll only say that I did not see it coming and I can't wait for the next one! Read this book! Kallias does not disappoint." - Van Warren

Synopsis: When the evil Obsidian Empire delivers a deathblow against the Star Alliance, fighter pilot Lieutenant Chase Athanatos leads a band of scattered survivors to the farthest reaches of the known universe, to a little planet called Earth. But Earth is in trouble. The Obsidian Empire is hot on their trail, and unless they find a way to stop them, what's left of the Alliance and the entire planet are doomed to extinction.

With the help of the beautiful Commander Sarah Kepler and under the guidance of the goddess of love Aphroditis, Chase races against time to find a way to save the planet from total annihilation.

Unbeknownst to him, something dormant is coursing through Chase's blood.
But does it hold the key to changing their destiny?

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What to expect: Epic space battles, dogfights, large fleet battles, alien first contact, alien invasion, galactic empires, alien worlds, action, adventure, mythology, supernatural powers, friendship, survival, suspense and romance.
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Author's sources of inspiration: Science fiction in general as well as an inexplicable attraction towards the stars. Scifi and Space Opera books, movies and series like Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Stargate, Farscape and many more.
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Reviews of Earth - Last Sanctuary:

4 stars: "Earth Last Sanctuary can pass off as a classic of the space opera genre with battleships wars and military space strategy - not my cup of sci fi tea and still it kept me hooked till the very end....I've actually read the last 10% bit holding my breath and the ending delivered a fine suckerpunch." - Miliana Chipaila

5 stars: "FINALLY... one that wasn't completely predictable.... About time something a bit more refreshing." - Keith Ramsey "Kotawolf"

4 stars: "I think that the author accomplished a great deal of work by establishing a powerful baseline for a great continuation. Will the next book reveal omnia vinxit amor?" -Kindle customer

5 stars: "I really enjoyed the characters and storyline in this fun space opera. I like the way earth is portrayed and the trouble the other humans have with our unsustainable attitudes. Can't wait for the next book." - Ptahnyx

5 stars: "This was a very entertaining read, and my five stars are based on enjoyment. There is plenty of action and space battles, some twists that are a little different than a lot of space opera, and overall I think it's the start of a great new space opera series. I read tons of SF, and while some is too technical and some is too slow, this one seemed to be just right (for my taste). While I generally don't like cliffhanger endings, the book was so good I can hardly wait for the next one." -Kay McNeely "Kaybooks"

5 stars: "I loved it. I want to read the next one . Every one must read it. Read read read it" -Jaime

5 stars: "I enjoyed this story and I'm looking forward to reading more! At the end I did not expect the surprise waiting there. It left me wanting more! I can't wait!!!" -Eltonette

5 stars: "Very exciting. This book was not short of action and was not spoiled by unnecessary descriptions of bedroom activity. A simple love interest fit quite well. The one negative comment I have is that the book was not long enough." -Levi

5 stars: "A great read. And shaping up to be strong series. Maybe a bit weak on the teck side, But the story is gear more towards the people side which pulls the story forwards." -Kindle customer


Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft
by David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear
$0.00, 342 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (179 reviews), #11 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology--and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.

Future Visions features contributions from:

Elizabeth Bear
Greg Bear
David Brin
Nancy Kress
Ann Leckie
Jack McDevitt
Seanan McGuire
Robert J. Sawyer
…along with a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, plus original illustrations by Joey Camacho.

These are some of today’s most visionary creators--and they’ve joined together to give us a preview of tomorrow.


Otherworlds: The YA Scifi Fantasy Boxset
by Colby R. Rice, Marie Robinson, Catrina Taylor, Lena Mae Hill, Emily Sorensen, Jason Werbeloff, Julie Gilbert, Adam Dreece, Suzanna Williams
$0.00, 547 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #62 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
Action. Adventure. Surprise twists!
9 amazing stories - 1 great box set

Sarah
The Ninety-five percent Human series is a YA sci-fi which follows the unlikely romance of Joe, a teenage Welsh hill-farmer and Sarah, a human-alien hybrid sent to test the viability of life on Earth.

White Stone
Kalima questions if she is worthy to serve the god Eris alongside the Sahnsor. Once she is among the chosen race, she learns secrets that will lead her to question everything she’s every known.

Awakening
Being the Chosen One could kill her …
Victoria Saveron knows two things for certain. Dark forces want to kill her, and her friends have cooler powers than she does. Katrina can shapeshift and Tellen can tap into destructive magic currents. Together, they must awaken Vic’s true powers or forfeit the world.

The Given
100 years of hesitant peace is shattered. War is unavoidable. The clashes force 16-year-old Zeika Anon to keep moving until she’s put in the crosshairs of the conflict. On one side of the line awaits death. Making a choice is unavoidable. The stakes are high. On the other, the betrayal of her civilization, her loyalties, and herself.

Osciliating Olaf
Olaf is an unlikely superhero.
A deaf immigrant from Moscow, he can barely get through the day. Besides negotiating his abusive boss and a vindictive food printer that sprays boiling orange juice, Olaf is spurned by women immune to his dashing youth.
But when he tinkers with his hearing implant, Olaf begins to hear strange messages.
Messages from the future.
Plunge into Oscillating Olaf, a mind-bending science fiction short.

Knight’s Apprentice
Life altering reality, hidden in plain sight.
Atlantis calls her to serve. Cerita does’t have much time to herself. Between school, work, helping her mom with the kids, all of this Atlantis business is too much. How can she answer the call to serve a city of myth when she just found out she’s one of them?

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A State of Disobedience
by Tom Kratman
$0.00, 448 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (120 reviews), #140 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military
It's Time to Remember the
Alamo All Over Again!

In the long war against terrorism, the US Government had taken on extraordinary powers. And now that the war was won, powerful forces in the government had no intention of relinquishing those powers. As in 1860, the country was on the verge of civil war. And as in 1860, a leader arose to save the country—but it was not the President this time. Instead, the Governor of Texas was the woman of destiny. And, though the Federal Government had more guns and troops, David was about to give Goliath a run for his money. . . .

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).


Phantom Warriors 2: Saber-tooth
by Jordan Summers
$0.00, 76 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (27 reviews), #1 in > Nonfiction > Science > Biological Sciences > Animals > Cats, Lions & Tigers
***PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BY ELLORA'S CAVE--RE-EDITED and RE-PROOFED as of AUG. 2014. SCI-FI/FANTASY ROMANCE NOVELLA. HEA GUARANTEED. NO CLIFFHANGER.***
Katy Manfred is tired of her boss sending her on wild goose chases. Her latest assignment is the worst one yet: Trap a saber-tooth tiger at the La Brea Tar Pits or tender her resignation. Talk about an impossible choice!

Phantom Warrior Kegar shouldn't have snuck off the space ship, but he was eager to search for a mate. Being shot in the flank by a beautiful blonde bent on making a science project out of him wasn't part of his plan. Naked and back in his human form, Kegar awakes to find the woman of his dreams leaning over him. It'll take all his sensual skills to bring out the wild cat in Katy and convince her that she's his mate, but first, he'll have to deal with her obsessed boss. Luckily, this tiger's up for the task.

(Phantom Warriors 1: Bacchus, Phantom Warriors 3: Talon, Phantom Warriors 4: Arctos, Phantom Warriors 5: Linx, Phantom Warriors 6: Riot, Phantom Warriors 7: The Dark King)

WARNING: This title contains strong language, sexy alien shape-shifters, and sensual love-scenes. Might offend some readers.

REVIEWS:
The author writes an intoxicating tale that is drenched in sexuality. Katy is indeed an ideal match for Kegar, a mate, and a partner in every way. This novella will leave you purr-fectly satisfied.—ParaNormal Romance Reviews

Phantom Warriors 2: Saber-Tooth is a paranormal with bite. This quick-read starts with a wild report of a saber-tooth tiger sighting and the pace never slows down from there! Katy is a likable heroine who is very self-sufficient and smart. The fact she immediately feels lusty attraction to Kegar is explained very well. Her personality fits the fact that she throws caution to the wind and goes for it with him almost instantly. Kegar is a luscious hero, otherworldly but also sensitive toward his chosen mate. The heat these two generate in and out of bed is fierce! Kegar is overwhelmingly sexy but Katy stands up to him. She makes her own choices, rather than just be swept off her feet. With a brash ex-boyfriend threatening the pair, there is enough action to keep the pages turning fast to get to the end. I hope there will be more stories about these intriguing hunters from Zaron. With Saber-Tooth, Ms Summers wrote a steamy, entertaining shape-shifter story that is just right. –JERR

Wow, this was a scorching story that was steeped in carnality. I adored the play between Katy and Kegar. With her body screaming one thing and her mind another Katy did a fantastic job of trying to weigh her choices in unimaginable circumstances. I am disappointed that I missed the first in this series and have got to go shopping. Kegar is definitely a cat I’d love to have curled up on my hearth at home. I will be looking for more in this series.—Fallen Angel Reviews

This sexy sequel to Bacchus will definitely leave you satisfied. Kegar is an extremely sexy alpha male that knows what he wants and goes after it. His raw sex appeal and feral nature are enticing and very arousing. Katy is strong and sensible and as she succumbs to their chemical attraction, she doesn’t lose her sense of self and instead gains a deeper insight into her own nature and desires. Jordan Summers has delivered a fantastic tale that’ll have you watching the skies in search of your own Phantom Warrior!--Two Lips Reviews

*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*
Jordan Summers is a New York published author with thirty-two books to her credit. She has sold over 155,000 ebooks and is a member of the Horror Writer's Association, International Thriller Writers Inc., and Novelist Inc. For more info about her work, go to: jordansummers.com.


The Shelter (A Short Story)
by SunHi Mistwalker
$0.00, 28 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (118 reviews), #8 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Parenting & Relationships
The world around ten-year-old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease and crushing poverty are everyday realities. For a while, she counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she's forced to live in an abandoned parking structure?

This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies...in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.

"The Shelter" is a dystopian short story of 5500 words in length or
approximately 25 pages. It is the prequel to the full-length novel NEW HOPE CITY, a dark
coming-of-age story set in post-apocalyptic America.

New Hope City now available: amazon.com/dp/B00AF2D3HA


Fort Apocalypse: PvP Battle: Shadow of the Rogue Prequel
by Quinn Dallas
$0.00, 29 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #7 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
This FREE short story is a prequel to: Shadow of the Rogue.

*Trigger Warning: This story contains violence, same-sex relationships, and strong language!*

It’s my last day playing Cybercell, and I’ve convinced my old crew to enter a PvP zone: Fort Apocalypse! The zone has unique missions that drop ultra-rare loot. We’ll sneak in during low population hours, snag the loot, and then get out!
What could possibly go wrong?

A group of player killers has us in their sights. Now we’ve got to fight past them if we want to survive.

Dammit! There’s no way I’m giving up! I’ve got stealthy Cyber-Ninja skills and bionic claws! Feivel, my Rat-Man buddy, is a Gadgeteer with dual-pistols and a shield generator. While my ex-girlfriend Rachel is a Cyborg Warrior, armed with a nasty ranged surprise!

We got this!


Through the Edge: Part I
by Alex Purnell
$0.00, 92 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #151 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
Through the Edge is Alex Purnell's debut novel, the first in a planned series following the hero Boot's adventures across his far off home world. Part I brings the planet to life, detailing the rituals and faith that keep his primitive tribe moving forward distance by distance. When their way of life is threatened, how far will they go to make things right?


Land of Nod, The Artifact (Land of Nod Trilogy Book 1)
by Gary Hoover
$0.00, 238 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (70 reviews), #48 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superhero
Jeff Browning has been haunted by terrifying dreams since the mysterious disappearance of his father (a renowned physicist). But when he finds a portal in his father’s office, he must overcome his fears in an attempt to find him.

The portal takes him to another dimension – one populated by fantastic and dangerous creatures and also an advanced society of humans.

As Jeff looks for clues regarding what may have happened to his father, he is accused by some of being a spy while thought by others to be a prophesized figure . . . who may be the key to victory in a developing war.