New free Science Fiction Kindle books for 2017-12-17:

Out of the Shadows (The Tacket Secret Book 1)
by Emma Carrie
$0.00, 163 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #6 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Religious
Abducted as a child. Forced into combat training. Groomed to be a teen spy. Expected to become a female assassin.

Emily won't be a test specimen too.

Three years ago, after prolonged mental and physical abuse, Emily Brelin's genetic structure changed. New abilities emerged, but she hid them from her captor, a rogue general. Fearing she'd be experimented on, Emily escaped and fled across the globe to New York's largest metropolitan area, Golden City. There, she met a sympathetic professor who offered her a new home, a new identity, and a new start.

The professor protected Emily's secrets, until cancer intervened. On her deathbed, she made Emily promise to meet her best friend, a female detective who could keep the teen safe.

Now, despite reservations, Emily is racing to complete her vow. But the general wants his prized teen weapon back. He's hunting Emily--and her cover is unraveling.

Detective Vick Tacket is shocked when she learns her best friend has died. She's more stunned to learn the professor had a hidden dependent and named Vick--a single woman with no maternal interest--as the teen's guardian.

But when mysterious girl disappears, Vick scours the streets of Golden City searching for the missing teen.

What she discovers could get them both killed.

Out of the Shadows jump starts a fast-paced 7-book adventure, The Tacket Secret.

"Spellbinding! Keeps the reader turning the pages." - 5 Stars

One teen. One detective. A ton of trouble. - Science fiction for teens and adults.

Kissed by Literature: A Collection of Short Stories
by Jordan Elizabeth
$0.00, 238 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #6 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Enter worlds of steampunk and terror, where you’ll meet ghosts that will raise the hairs along your arms. Among the tales, you’ll encounter a serial killer stalking a country road and a vacation destination riddled with evil. This collection of short stories explores the different writing styles and genres of Amazon bestselling author Jordan Elizabeth.

Renegade World: Book I
by GD Patten
$0.00, 477 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (26 reviews), #25 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
Time travel, genetic engineering, nanotech, and artificial intelligence appear normal for the enhanced humans from the future, but what on Earth are the aliens up to?

Naami, a renegade visionary from the future, leads a small team back in time to 1505 to change history. How does her vision impact Mohkave, the third son of a respected chief, who knows he is a disappointment to his father? On the brink of manhood, he desperately seeks a vision.

Perhaps neither of them really controls their own destiny while aliens secretly meddle in human affairs. Avram and Lilith have been secretly manipulating humans for millennia, but with different goals. Avram is the better shapeshifter, but Lilith has the power to hypnotize humans. What are their endgames?

Renegade World, the first book in a series of Sci-Fi, Alternative History

Counter-Strike (Mitch Kearns Combat Tracker Series Book 2)
by JT Sawyer, Emily Nemchick
$0.00, 169 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (50 reviews), #9 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Medical
Join Mitch and Dev as they head across the globe in pursuit of a deadly pathogen that has fallen into the wrong hands. From the boreal forest of Sweden to the jungles of Indonesia, the two warriors must pool all of their skills to overcome an adversary bent on releasing a virus that can level humanity. This is the second book in the Mitch Kearns Combat Tracker Series by author JT Sawyer.

Joshua: Son of None
by Nancy Freedman
$0.00, 168 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (49 reviews), #21 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
Dr. Thor Bitterbaum is in Dallas in November 1963 when the mortally wounded President of the United States is brought to the hospital at which he works. Bitterbaum, recalling recent research in cloning, saves some of the President's tissue. He arranges for its cloning and the implantation of an embryo into a surrogate mother, and the adoption of the infant by a wealthy businessman, Gerald K. Kellogg. Bitterbaum and Kellogg arrange for the child, Joshua Francis Kellogg, to have formative experiences similar to those of the late President so that he will develop a similar character and perhaps, in time, rise to leadership of the country.

"What if John F. Kennedy were cloned shortly after his assassination? How would a scientist carry it off and under what rationale? Who would raise him? Better still HOW would he be raised so that when grown the "clonee" had the same environmental influences? Could he change the world yet again? Nancy Mars Freedman explores all of this in this remarkable work. Explored with scientific fact, speculation on future events and most especially with humility and feeling. A remarkable book."

-- 5 Star Amazon Review

Killing Time On Mars
by Alec Taylor
$0.00, 289 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Westerns > Horror
Earth’s super-powers have successfully colonized Mars in a joint-venture to harvest Helium isotopes. Six Earth-years on, a colonist is found dead and events unfold that threaten the lucrative venture and the lives of everyone on the planet. As the death toll rises and conditions in the colony become unbearable, a small group of friends, led by a local detective, uncover a surprising conspiracy which strikes at the very nature of life on Mars.

The Nemesis Cell
by Brian L. Porter
$0.00, 223 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > British
A group of women gather at a fertility clinic where Dr. Margherita Dumas offers a revolutionary, experimental treatment for their infertility problems. A year later, each of them gives birth to a healthy baby boy.

Thirty years later, a killer begins to wipe out the children born as a result of Dumas’ programme. Detective Inspector Harry Houston and his team are assigned to piece together the case and bring the killer to justice.

With time and clues in short supply, can Harry and his team find the link between events of the past and the deaths of the innocent progeny of Clinique Sobel?

ARTIFEX (The Cyberratum Series Book 0)
by Gentry Race
$0.00, 50 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #117 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
A genius inventor clashes with a power-mad corporate General over priceless mineral that will give the victor control of a powerful new technology in this, exciting, fast-paced, short story prequel.

ARTIFEX kicks the doors wide open to the birth of The Cyberratum Series! From innovative tech to pulse-pounding plot, this short prequel will leave you wanting more!

Remembering The Future: And Other Tales
by L.E. Henderson
$0.00, 122 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #3 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
The best stories are the ones in which a character wants something more than anything else in the world. In "Remembering the Future," fantasy and science fiction author L.E. Henderson explores bizarre settings in which characters form universal desires made unique by their strange worlds.

A loner looks for the meaning of life by traveling to Mars.

A young woman prisoner awakens to a digital apocalypse that rocks the prison system and leads her to a startling realization about humans.

A sociopath seeks the emotion necessary to become a great pianist – and enters a world of suffering he could never have imagined.

An under-confident teenage boy searches for his true identity in a technological house of mirrors.

A mad scientist takes up the strange hobby of collecting and caging human minds – until one of them rebels.

A confident young girl resolves to to vanquish an illusory dragon that all the adults have failed to destroy, until she discovers that illusions are far more powerful than she ever knew.

A technologically advanced library card offers glimpses of omniscience – at a painful price.

In "Remembering the Future," desire transcends time, place, and technology to do what fiction does best: to reveal what is common and universal to being human.

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Cruel Reality: Games of Life and Death
by C. J. Whitley
$0.00, 584 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #331 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
Taken by masked men in the night, a host of innocent people find themselves at the mercy of unknown abductors. They cannot guess where they are going, or why they are going there. When they find an arsenal of medieval weapons in their new prison, horrific possibilities are imagined. When the cruel reality of their fate is revealed to them, threatened with hunger and starvation, they must learn a new way of life.
Fight or die. There is nowhere to run.

by Gary Tarulli
$0.00, 327 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (123 reviews), #3 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
Three months outbound from Earth and the starship Desio approaches its planetary destination, her crew eager to commence a mission of scientific discovery. One crew member, however, has a personal reason for being on board—an obsession with self-reflection that will compel him to explore both the unknown depths of an enigmatic ocean world and the nebulous recesses of his inner psyche.

PHOENIX (The Weaver Series Book 4)
by Vaun Murphrey, Nathalia Suellen, Todd Barselow, Dr. Susan J. Nix, Sam Norman
$0.00, 254 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #16 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Metaphysical & Visionary
Now that the dust has settled and the dead are buried can Cassandra and Silver take over the reins and guide Weavers into a new era? Not everyone is comfortable with their assumption of power and an old enemy lingers, begging the question - are they ready to face the Soul Eater? Find our in PHOENIX, Book Four of the Weaver Series.

Informed Consent
by Raphael Hirsch
$0.00, 326 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (130 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish
David Myers is a young neurosurgeon willing to bend the rules to join the elite group of researchers who dominate the emerging field of gene therapy. But just when success is within reach, his cherished career is threatened. It becomes clear that someone else has been bending the rules-on him. As he searches frantically for an explanation, he discovers a terrible secret. He and his family have been unwitting subjects in a fifty year-old genetic experiment. And unless he can unravel the mystery, none of them-least of all Dr. David Myers-are safe.

CHANGELING: Book Two in the Weaver Series
by Vaun Murphrey, Todd Barselow
$0.00, 466 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #14 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
When the girls are forced to flee Earth to escape being the next target of a deranged Axsian fugitive, they end up getting much more than they bargained for. Their guardian, Kal, couldn't possibly have prepared them for the chaos and intrigue of his home world. Can Silver and Cassandra put aside their differences and work together to make it through alive? Find out in CHANGELING, Book Two of the Weaver Series.

A Stop on the Journey (The Stories of John Stephen Walsh)
by John Stephen Walsh
$0.00, 21 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #150 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Literature & Fiction
A wheelchair-bound man lives alone after the end of the world, prepared for a life of solitude. Then the strangers arrive.... A quiet character story set in a post-apocalyptic world. 4700 WORDS

Temptation Trials Part II
by B. Truly
$0.00, 275 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #2 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical

The Bachelorettes Meet The Devil's Advocate

Lust, one of the seven deadly sins, is sweeping the nation into its seductive web. In this dystopian society, Cali and Stefani have to comply by the Regime’s strict rule of arranged marriage. But Eminence, the world dictator, doesn’t play fair.
Against all odds, they both decide to put their relationships through the ultimate test on The Temptation Trials—a reality TV show where every temptation of the flesh is set before them.
As participants on the show, they soon learn that losing may cost them more than the men they love. Cali’s torn, unsure of what her future holds with Cade. Stefani worries whether her relationship with Tobias can be salvaged.
Love can be blind. The betrayal they face from the Trials burden them. Will love be their redemption, or will it destroy them?
A million questions torment their minds.
Can you love two people at once? If a person is chosen for you, can those feelings be real?
Cali and Stefani must overcome heartbreak and pull together with their loved ones before it’s too late. The abominable truth is unveiled, which sends them on a journey that will jeopardize their lives.
The will of the weak is his for the taking. Can love save their souls?

Rated Mature 18 +
Adult, Dystopian, Romance and Urban Fantasy with sexual content. This riveting conclusion is not a stand-alone. Temptation Trials Part I must be read first.

Wings of Deception
by Pamela Carron
$0.00, 264 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #69 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Metaphysical & Visionary
Asa, an age old entity needs a new body. He has chosen one that belongs to Jacks, an avid atheist and attorney, specializing in child abuse victims. Honey, an agnostic psychotherapist, is transformed by a child with a terminal illness. Sheila, a legal secretary, is forced into marriage with a member of a dark cult and Dwight, the pastor of a small rural church, finds himself a single parent after the death of his wife. The four all band together to win a battle of good versus evil. In the fight for his life Jacks discovers his soul and his soul mate.
This thrilling inspirational, romantic adventure takes place in New York City, rural Mississippi and the Sierra Mountains.
Now available, book 2, Another Deception, for your reading pleasure!

The Expansion Project
by Brian McMickle
$0.00, 394 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #41 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction

What if? The question has both inspired and plagued mankind since their existence. Who hasn’t looked up to the stars wondering what is actually out there? What if you could find out? What if the answer found you?

What if you woke up one morning on another planet, with little to no memory of how you arrived? What would you do? This is the quandary that former CIA operative James Singer finds himself in. Though his new caretakers appear to be a friendly race, the pending invasion sitting just outside the atmosphere forces him to wonder what kind of mess he has been thrown into this time.

As James begins to regain the missing pieces of his memory, he finds himself right back in the mix of his former spook days, trying to uncover the purpose of his arrival on this new planet as well as the whereabouts of his wife, Anna (a pilot for NASA), all while trying to survive in the midst of an interstellar war.

Metal-Locks and Other Fairy Tales
by Angela Castillo
$0.00, 67 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
Eight new and re-told fairy tales.

In a world where looks are augmented by machine, Metal-Locks uses her telepathic abilities to spy on other cyborg-humans.
But when she's hired to find out the secrets of the most powerful man in town, it might just be the last time she trespasses.

Lord Bobbins and the Romanian Ruckus (TeslaCon Book 1)
by Sean Little
$0.00, 219 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #117 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
All Nicodemus Clarke wants to do is head west, get away from civilization, and build a home well away from people where he could live out the rest of his days in relative anonymity and quiet. After stints as a sniper in the Union Army and an expedition leader in the French Expeditionary Forces, he's earned some downtime. However, Lord Bobbins, the eccentric British adventurer and industrialist, has one last job for him: investigating sightings of werewolves in a tiny Romanian town in the Carpathian Mountains where Bobbins has just come into the ownership of an old castle. Clarke doesn't believe in werewolves, but Bobbins won't take no for an answer. In the little Romanian hamlet, Clarke discovers a mystery that needs solving and a town that needs saving. Clarke might not be the right man for the job, but that's never stopped him before. Joined by Bobbins' bodyguard, the mysterious Dolly Shaw, and the dour inventor Nikola Tesla, Clarke does something he never thought he'd do: Take on the supernatural.

Saevar's Vacuum
by David Vintinner
$0.00, 232 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #118 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
A widowed Icelandic physicist, whose “close” brush with Nobel fame has passed, is ready to retire when Crave Chemical offers him his own university laboratory. With no family tying him to his spartan European existence, Saevar settles in to a very foreign Manhattan, with electronic taxis, computerized landlords, gypsies with addictions, and more trees than he expected.

Saevar begins his work investigating an anti-matter propulsion accident. With one assistant suspecting him of senility and the other too green to trust, he conducts elaborate experiments in his insulated vacuum. His scientific mind is foiled by the recurrent disappearance of his equipment and the persistent absence of people he loved.

Even a man like this can stumble into adventure.

Golden Throat (Cable Denning Mystery Series Book 1)
by James P. Alsphert
$0.00, 529 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #21 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Golden Throat is a raw, heart-pounding epic adventure of danger, love and menacing intrigue, the premier release of a non-stop murder mystery set in 1930’s L.A. by author James P. Alsphert. Golden Throat is about the life and times of Cable Denning, an ex-cop turned private eye who faces head-on the forces and violence of an unjust world both in this and other dimensions. Alsphert introduces Cable Denning as a hero and vigilante in this book #1 of a spell-binding 22-book murder mystery series. As an L.A. policeman, he is disillusioned with the corruption within the L.A.P.D., and he ultimately opts for the life of a private detective and the adventure begins.
The beginning of the book opens at what first appears to be a typical crime scene. Cable accidentally stumbles upon a mysterious golden capsule lodged in the throat of a not-quite human victim at the local morgue. This results in a dangerous and covert case that will follow and haunt him as he is pursued by sinister under-ground criminals and powerful organizations, both terrestrial and non-terrestrial.
The case requires searching for a RED DRAGON LADY named Lei-Tao, the chosen protector of the stolen capsule and a shape-changer who transforms herself into an exquisitely beautiful female form. Lei-Tao transports Cable to her dimension where she reveals to him the secrets of the precious capsule, known as the fen de fuqin, which contains the blueprint of DNA, the helixes of human design and the what and why of creation. Cable is transfixed by her beauty and Lei-Tao’s passions are awakened to the handsome human male. An inter-dimensional union ensues which ultimately leads them into the euphoria of tantric sex.
Cable Denning’s earthly life includes dastardly and comical entanglements, as well as romantic encounters with many beautiful women. Honey Combes, whom he helps to launch a successful musical career at a local supper club, becomes his fiancée. Coincidentally he meets the lovely Adora Moreno and a deep, tender and passionate love affair is born.
Always looking over his shoulder into the shadows of constant danger, and armed with his .38, a packet of Lucky Strikes and a hidden flask of gin, he hears a distant sax playing in his head as he walks the streets of L.A., escaping whenever possible into the smoky dives, searching out the sultry voice of an alluring songstress, as she pours out the heartbeat of the city through the Great American Songbook.
The climactic conclusion of Golden Throat finds Cable facing a series of tragic events with heartbreak and loss at the hands of an insane and jealous Mafia henchman, devastated to hear that Lei-Tao has been punished for her sexual trespasses and banished from her domain—and he faces the nefarious Nasar Ravna, not to mention the Mafia and the Vatican! In an attempt to drown his sorrows, Cable drinks himself into oblivion. From the midst of seemingly overwhelming horror and psychic trauma, fate comes to his rescue and Cable emerges with one of his brilliantly observant narratives that always ends with him back on his feet and ready for his next case, answering his telephone, “Yeah, Cable Denning here…”