New free Science Fiction Kindle books for 2017-08-15:

Confrontation: Aliens and Humans. Allies and Enemies. (Space Fleet Sagas)
by Don Foxe
$0.00, 324 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #3 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Fleet
Confrontation, the second tale in the Space Fleet Sagas, takes you from science fiction action and adventure into mystery with heart-pounding thrills and dark conspiracies that make you confront the realization -- the future begins today.

Earth stands on the threshold of a future of unity and exploration, and at the edge of extinction.

Daniel Cooper and the PT-109 is sent to find allies to help confront an alien race determined to conquer the known worlds. In the process he discovers a hidden agenda drives the invasions coursing across the galaxy, and toward Earth.

A conspiracy by humans determined to return the planet to regional rule is fueled by greed, fear, and bigotry toward alien refugees. If they succeed, Space Fleet will be destroyed along with the centralized government.

Coop, with friends, allies, and crew confront enemies above and below -- aliens and humans.

Begin your adventures with Confrontation. Or continue the action if you already have Contact and Conflict.

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Feather of Hawk-Rebellion: Book 1 of the series - LEGENDS OF THE CELTS. Ancient historical fiction. An epic war story of love, passion and betrayal.
by Dave Michael
$0.00, 196 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #5 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical


Ancient Scotland. Two thousand years ago. A land ravaged by Roman invaders. One man would defy the might of the Empire. His name was Calach the Swordsman. His hatred was forged from love ...avenged with blood.


‘Feather of Hawk – Rebellion’, is the story of an ordinary man whose love for family and tribe drives him on a ruthless quest for revenge. Calach sips from the poisonous cup of hatred, but will this make him no better than the vile beast of Rome? Or will the Feather of Hawk, a mysterious gift from a young warrior woman, offer a new way forward in a world where blood and tears are sacrificed on the altar of war?

A devastating winter invasion destroys everything Calach loves and drives the warrior on a course of bloody revenge. Calach has to face a professional Roman army with only a band of refugees to back him up. The Celts have the heart to fight, but hearts do not win wars — weapons of iron, shields of bronze, spear warriors, sword warriors and skilled riders with chariots win wars. With a miracle in the form of returning warriors, Calach leads a brutal insurrection that culminates in an epic battle against the hated invaders. His cunning, intelligence and valour are a match to General Agricola, the Roman Governor of Britain, who soon realizes that Calach is no ordinary foe.

About the Author
Dave Michael was born and went to school in Liverpool, Northern England. He is a graduate of the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Before becoming a full time author he worked as a handyman, seaman, drama teacher and Community film trainer. Since 1996, Dave has lived and worked in Eire, where he has been inspired by the landscapes of the West Coast. The historical fiction book, ‘Feather of Hawk’, is his most extensive piece of work and has taken twelve years to develop. When he is not writing, he likes to walk landscape, where he is calmed by nature; watching swallows and hawks fly is one of his favourite pastimes.


‘I didn't want it to end! It majestically weaves colorful characters and intriguing storylines with a fresh plot full of action.Da King.’

‘This is the kind of historical fiction that can cause the reader to be concerned with the story and the characters, with historical accuracy never in question....a masterful story teller. Hank Lajoie’


A Journey into the Center of the Earth (Annotated) (Phoenix Classics)
by Jules Verne, Phoenix Classics
$0.00, 231 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #73 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier.
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne (published in the original French as Voyage au centre de la Terre). The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the "center of the Earth". They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.

The Cortex: Vol. 1
by Nicholas Casaletto
$0.00, 42 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #21 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The first of a series of short stories from film critic Nicholas Casaletto comes, "The Cortex." Nathan Roy is stuck in the mundaneness of his everyday life. He often daydreams to a place that makes him feel genuine happiness. That's all well and good until one day, Nathan can't seem to distinguish reality from "The Cortex."

Into The Void (The Void Veil Chronicles Book 1)
by N. Sullivan
$0.00, 36 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #92 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Exploration
After years of waiting, Dr. Erika Mayfair has finally been cleared to go into the Void, a mysterious parallel universe colonized by human corporations over two centuries ago and then abandoned. Joined by a partner with a dark and violent past, her job is to capture the most dangerous criminals in the solar system. But first she'll have to get out of Police Headquarters alive...

Red Dust and Bones
by Timothy Masters
$0.00, 568 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #145 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Tragedy inside mankind’s first outpost on Mars triggers political intrigue, betrayal, murder, and the ultimate triumph of courage over greed.

Glenn Station broadcasts a desperate call for help and then goes silent. A rescue crew sets out on the long journey to Mars, but mysterious accidents and injuries throw the operation into chaos.

The pilot, John Hellman, soon concludes that someone on Earth has planted a traitor in their midst. As panic mounts among his shipmates, he struggles to identify the deadly phantom force that is terrorizing his crew.

Back on Earth, John's wife Marie heads up the government lab studying peculiar artifacts from the red planet. When she uncovers the frightening truth behind the Glenn Station disaster, she realizes that the future of humanity may be in her hands.

But the danger she now faces is far different from what she ever expected. A cabal of nationalistic zealots has taken control of the mission to Mars, and they are determined to destroy anyone who threatens their hold on power. Marie’s only hope is to match wits with the player at the heart of the game, a ruthless renegade who will do whatever it takes to win.

John and Marie Hellman are a world apart, yet together they are fighting the deadliest threat that mankind has ever seen.

RIDE (Tales from the Goddamned Lonely Universe Book 1)
by Henry Abner
$0.00, 63 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #76 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Hey Mack! Welcome to the Goddamned Lonely Universe, a future where all your dreams will come true... so long as you can stay alive long enough to enjoy 'em.

When a city cop discovers a disabled cab parked in a back alley in the middle of the night, he prays for the best. But will he find a happy ending or a horrible mess? You’ll have to wait until the stunning conclusion to find out!

Ride along with Henry Abner as we discover the danger, depravity, and deceit that unfolds in the backseat of this runaway taxi tale. A cast of colorful characters fall afoul of sadist funboy hooligans, seductive dames in dark alleys, reckless robots, working girls with big dreams, and the long arm of Johnny Law, as they go for a RIDE to remember.

RIDE is a hard-boiled, speculative fiction short story and the 1st episode of Tales from the Goddamn Lonely Universe from JanosCorp Publications and golden-era pulp fiction heavyweight Henry Abner. This is a world of renegade robots, double-crossing dames, and daring space detectives; of classic noir themes and slick technology. Think of it as Raymond Chandler clinking drinks with Ray Bradbury, in a gin-joint owned by Robert Heinlein. Bottoms up!

Approx. 9,000 words, or long enough for two trips on the crosstown expressway.

This ebook also includes the first two chapters of RELATIVITY, the debut full-length novel set in the Goddamned Lonely Universe.

The Alien Artifact 2nd Ed.
by V Bertolaccini
$0.00, 199 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #61 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
A high quality action-packed science fiction horror classic novel of explorers encountering a mind-bending ancient alien artifact from beyond space and time!
An entity/transcendent in an alien artifact from beyond space and time crashes into the Earth and explorers uncover it after it has been buried away for millions of years beneath a sea cliff, with the voyager waiting to be revived.
Weird creatures, hideous shapes, monsters from the depths of time with organs and abilities never seen before are uncovered by archeologists from rock that has encrusted them for millions of years.
They are trapped in modes of activities in a form like rock, but unbreakable, with a strange energy running through them (which they were instantaneously ensnared in on the alien artifact in suspended animation before its crash).
In its dark confines the explorers discover the entity/transcendent, dormant and in suspended animation, with more hideous characteristics than anything they have ever encountered.

At the end of the 21st century explorers scan and map the surface of the world with a new underground surveillance technology, developed by scientists for the military. The underground scan, used from a plane, has an accuracy beyond anything achieved and uncovers a perfectly preserved dinosaur beneath a sea cliff.
Only what they think is an unknown species of dinosaur, perfectly preserved by an unidentified means, is one of many alien species captured and placed in suspended animation on the alien artifact before it crashed there millions years before.
All the creatures are found buried in rock and they cannot detach them! They can only remove the entire area beneath them, and alien artifact there.
The alien artifact has a small black flying saucer shape but with its force field on and with it buried in rock it resembles a block of black stone and they take it away on a ship and place it in a museum.
They start to determine that it is far more than they thought possible when the mechanism to open the entrance is unknowingly activated and a hole mysteriously appears in it, revealing that it is a form of alien artifact. They find the voyager inside waiting to be revived in suspended animation!
A silver sphere inside gives them telepathic visions of the records of its voyage. It produces visions from beyond the galaxy stars. A map of the universe shows them the course that it took. It starts at a place at the center of the universe, which it refers to as the center of space. Another silver sphere gives them some telepathic control of it and they learn many of its functions, including that it has artificial intelligence.
A vital control is damaged, sending it hurtling into space, and it plunges into the stars with them trapped aboard trying to repair it.
In the depths of the universe they encounter weird life forms and entities, including one with the dimensions of a small galaxy floating in a deep void, formed from masses of energy left behind from the big bang.
It travels endlessly on to a gateway at the center of space, where it voyages beyond space and time to where it came from.
The small voyager takes the explorers through new mind-bending universes, universe after universe, as it accelerates beyond anything experienced before with them endeavoring to flee, with no knowledge of where it is going or if they will survive! Their only way to survive and escape is the use of a matter transporter, created by the awakened entity/transcendent, which has a peculiar and deplorable ability of entering them into universes and putting them at mind-bending destinations.

Doctor Wolfstone’s Clinic: Hungry
by Joshua Scribner
$0.00, 17 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #34 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The thing inside Doctor Wolfstone’s next patient has been there for years, but it’s been hanging around this realm much longer than that. It really wants to come out and meet the skilled hypnotist. And it’s very hungry.

The Dragon Seller: A Tale of Love and Dragons
by F.G. Ferrario
$0.00, 360 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #183 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
As the Drought of the Century hits the United States, legendary creatures appear on Earth: Dragons.
Like one of the famous commercials says: “Thanks to advancements in genetic engineering, Dragons are finally out of myth, and in your local pet stores!”
From playful Outbacks to unpredictable Jade Tangs, these little dragons usually don't burn much, they love fruit and don't molest young virgins.
But they are still monsters, and Jack Ports knows this very well.
He sells all kinds of varieties in his Flight Garden, including the most dangerous of all: the American Mustang, a species of battle dragon created by a failed experiment of the U.S. Navy.

Dumped by his fiancee before the wedding and short on cash, Jack just wants to put his life back together, but after a colleague mysteriously disappears, he finds himself with a dragon egg of unknown origins.
Set on raising it, Jack discovers that the egg contains a Primus, the First Dragon of a new species, whose genes hide a secret that many men are looking for.

And some are willing to kill to have it.

A Sparrow's War (Project Umschreiben Book 2)
by Wally T. Young, Deborah Young, Erna H
$0.00, 105 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #54 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War
This is the second novella book in the Project Umschreiben series.

Colonel Meier's Project Umschreiben, a pre-war program design to bring knowledge of the future back to Germany prior to World War II, has been successful. With the arrival of the Sparrow brothers in 1937 from the year 2020, the years leading up to World War II have already changed slightly. Aaron and Adam Sparrow, with their knowledge, have secured their positions as high ranking officers of the Reich. The production of modern weapons from the future has begun and the team finds ways to incorporate them to their advantage in the imminent war ahead. The already fearsome Nazi war machine is now even more powerful and is almost ready to be unleashed on the world.

As Aaron and Adam continue to advance and gain more influence and power, they also gain an enemy. Heinrich Himmler does not see things as Adolf Hitler and the brothers do and begins to act on his own agenda. As the Umschreiben team proceeds along to change the pre-determined path of history, they find themselves also having to watch those they considered to be allies.

As the first days of World War II begin the Sparrow brothers, with the rest of the Umschreiben team, now have to work hard to keep the new weapons contained. Even with the ability to wipe out an entire army quickly, they know that they must pace things, as even one single mess up can change the outcome and destroy their advantage of knowing future events. As the Sparrow brothers control the leadership of Nazi Germany, they begin their next step to build a better world to come. World War II will not be the same this time as it is time for the Sparrow's War.

First Hook: Kidnapped by Killer Drones! (Aftermath Action Adventures Book 1)
by Clive Fox, Marc Freeman, Dominic S. Hilton
$0.00, 124 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #37 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Technothrillers
When cutting-edge tech goes rogue, call The Aftermath.

Chaos at a Cambridge college kicks off a deadly plot. When miraculous Skyhook drone technology gets hijacked in the name of evil, Britain's safety is on the line.

A new kind of assassin has arisen. Without mercy. Without weakness.

Programmed for terror.

Pearson Granger and the Aftermath are a man down. At the edge of endurance, Pearson must find new strength—or lose everything he holds dear.

First Hook launches The Aftermath Adventures, an action-packed series of compact, punchy page-turning technothrillers.

Every story stands alone. You can read them in any order. Together, they are even better.

If you like believable characters, great locations and page-turning plots then you’ll love spending time with Pearson Granger and his team. If you like NCIS, Michael Crichton or The A-Team, you’ll love The Aftermath.

Buy First Hook and start the electrifying action today!

The Mechanicals (Wyvern Chronicles Book 2)
by Nix Whittaker
$0.00, 152 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #62 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Hara and Gideon are on a mission for the Emperor of the Wyvern Empire. They are to rescue a reluctant bride who has fallen into the clutches of an ambitious Duke. The Duke has plans to start a civil war and commit genocide of the dragons.

Hara and Gideon have to stop the Duke before the wholesale killing of dragons can happen and save a runaway bride in the process.

by Damaris Remigio
$0.00, 94 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #161 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
-Half woman, half machine, wholehearted-

Nineteen-year-old Wesley Kayhill is a kind but socially-awkward college sophomore, struggling to make a decent living by working in his friend's tech store, repairing their clients' run-down machinery. But one seemingly ordinary day, while driving from home back to his college, ends with Wesley getting caught in the beginnings of a massive rainstorm. A horrifying encounter with an unknown assailant leads him to meet a young woman, calling herself Sarali, who claims to be lost and completely incapable of finding her way home. However, it soon becomes apparent to Wesley that this is no ordinary girl. Reasons being, she's ridiculously strong, abnormally cold to the touch, lacks the basic fundamentals of human interaction, and holds a certain flawlessness in her features that no living person could ever hope to achieve. Wesley's suspicions are soon confirmed when it is revealed to him that Sarali is in fact an android and is being hunted, not just by her creators, Gidget Technologies, but by the company's leading competitor, Omega-Corporation, who plan an abduct and dissect procedure to study her inner workings. Wesley is then assigned to be Sarali's "caretaker" and is promised to be paid handsomely on the condition that she lives with him to learn the ways of a human, in order for her creator to complete an elite business deal. But as Sarali becomes more exposed to the vulnerabilities of humanity, and stirs curious emotions within them both, only by finding his own core strengths and gathering the help from friends can Wesley truly protect this "creation against nature" from the enemies who seek to destroy her.

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by Mark Tompkins
$0.00, 15 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #42 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Jason is pursued by a mysterious man dressed in black who hands him a slip of paper and leaves without a word. What is written on that paper changes Jason’s life forever and plunges him on a journey to another dimension where strange creatures capture and imprison him. Surrounded by surreal monsters chained to the walls, he fights to understand what has happened to him. That understanding is beyond his comprehension and soon the prisoners are collected from the dark dungeon and led to their fate, but it is not what, or where, Jason would have ever imagined.

What Grabs You Too
by Mark Tompkins
$0.00, 18 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #16 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
A creature has come out of Gloria’s toilet and now it’s hunting her down in the shower. She must get away. She must stay calm if she wants to live. She only has one chance. Gathering her courage, she pulls the shower curtain back and makes a jump for it. That’s when all hell breaks loose.

Space Toy: A Short Story
by James Johnson
$0.00, 14 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #100 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
After inspecting a coin operated rocket ride, a young man discovers it has the ability to transport him to a land where ancient creatures still roam. Will this dangerous new world eat him alive or will he survive to tell his story?

This is a short story of 4600 words.

Oblivious (Four Kingdoms Saga Book 1)
by Bri Amari
$0.00, 255 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #5 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
A secret for Mo, that nobody knows.
Duty for Fenix, how it grows and grows.
Magic and power, Kingdoms torn apart.
Myths and and Monsters and trials of the heart.
Cat-shifters, Fae, and Merpeople, oh my!
There are humans and Dragons and Incubi that fly.
The death of a mom, and a night gone wrong.
Caught in the cross-hairs, where does she belong?

Take a peek into a new magical world as you follow the discoveries and obstacles twenty-nine year old Mo, our feisty, and complex leading lady, finds as she is thrust into a new life. A life with rules she cannot wait to break and expectations she immediately ignores. A life of love, loss and betrayal. A life she never wanted.

by Timothy Masters
$0.00, 234 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #126 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Civilizations on both ends of the galaxy want them, dead or alive.

Mallory Milton Smith, small-time freight hauler and intergalactic cab driver, takes a job transporting a trio of ugly, smelly Ixinians (Ickies to him) to their home on the far side of the galaxy. Unfortunately, what should have been a simple journey turns into a breathless game of cat-and-mouse when a brazen fighter pilot with her own agenda enters the picture and takes command.

With Nikita Marikolova, an elite Special Forces pilot at the helm, Mallory and an Ixinian criss-cross the galaxy, fleeing from the Earth Navy, the Ixinian Navy, mercenaries, and the commander of Nikita’s Special Forces unit. Alone and unaided, Mallory and Nikita must deliver their passenger to the Ixinian home world if they are to avert intergalactic war.

All Of The Tigers Are Smiling
by Benjamin Goss
$0.00, 171 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #224 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
You never thought that you could become a refugee in your own country...but now, your only hope is to find the organization that tried to save you in the first place.

Time is running out, because you're alone and the predators are closing in.

The Rise of Indicium (Watchers of the Night Book 2)
by Matthew Keith
$0.00, 234 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #87 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Paul Bennett is a Walker—someone who can walk the night in their dreams free of their body—and a member of Astralis, an agency funded by the UN that uses Walkers to gather intelligence.

A rogue Walker from Astralis attempted to take over the agency six months previous, but failed in his attempt. Now, he has formed his own agency and declared war on Astralis, stopping at nothing to gain control of every Walker in the world.

Desert Trilogy
by Lawrence Hogue
$0.00, 59 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #173 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
Three "new weird" or "slipstream" stories set in the California desert. Difficult to categorize, all three explore relationships between men and women, with the desert backdrop providing just enough strangeness to push their interactions to the edge. If you enjoyed Hari Kunzru's "Gods Without Men," you might enjoy these. "Glass": Derek can't understand his hiking partners' objections to his Google Glass 2.0. But alienating friends isn't the only danger of his obsession with Augmented Reality. "Chill Out": Is now the right time for Brad and Amy to have kids? Brad wants to start a family right away, but Amy wants to focus on her writing career. Will a drive in the desert help them settle the argument? "What I Did for Love": Dave is a journeyman carpenter. Now he needs to drill a hole in his girlfriend's head. Does he have the nerve to finish the job?

The Mendelian Protocol
by Raymond Finkle
$0.00, 270 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #73 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
Two genetic researchers are brutally slain on a remote beach in the Bahamas. The investigation falls to Dr. Natalie Franklin who struggles to put the bizarre pieces of the puzzle together. When Greg Cooper discovers another body it seems unrelated, but it isn't long before the two are racing to uncover the secret of the Mendelian Protocol before they become casualties themselves.

Surge Protection (The Sheffield Chronicles Book 1)
by Nate Castle
$0.00, 168 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #41 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
Logan realized life as he knew it was over
Millions dead…
All from an alien attack on cell phone users.
Those who survived must march on
And find a way with few resources
To locate other survivors and
Live another day, alien free.

Midnight Miracle (The Perception Book 5)
$0.00, 571 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #2455 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
Book #5 In THE PERCEPTION SERIES! Dr. W. F. Midnight attempts to make Tiki Gibbs' dream of World Peace come true, but 'WF' doesn't have the same mild nature that Tiki had.

Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
by Tee Morris, Leanna Renee Hieber, Karina Cooper, Deliliah Dawson, Tiffany Trent, Jared Axelrod, Glenn Freund, Peter Woodworth, Lauren Harris, Pip Ballantine, Tee Tate
$0.00, 258 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
From the Creators of the award-winning steampunk Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series ( Phoenix Rising, the Janus Affair, Dawn's Early Light, and the Diamond Conspiracy) comes a collection of new adventures from around the world.

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences investigates the bizarre and unusual, and protects the citizens of the Empire from forces of darkness. Every agent knows that thrusting themselves into danger is part of the job, and may demand of them the ultimate sacrifice. They call on their own inner strength, wits, intellect, and innovations of science and technology.

But is it enough to face the unknown and the unexplainable?

This is Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, a collection of short stories featuring the derring-do of secret agents cut from a different cloth. These original short stories feature the imagination and voices of…

Leanna Rennee Hieber
The League of S.T.E.A.M.’s Glenn Freund
Delilah S. Dawson
Jared Axelrod
Tiffany Trent
Karina Cooper

…and many more!

Travel to the farthest corners of Queen Victoria’s mighty empire and back again to the shores of Old Blighty, unlocking the mysteries of legend, lore, and shadowy societies. Welcome to a world of steam, secrets, machinations and madness.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
by Jules Verne
$0.00, 192 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (25 reviews), #36 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Jules Verne’s classic 1864 sci-fi novel tells the story of German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snaefellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano.

Journey has been read by millions of inquisitive minds and has influenced some of the worlds most famous explorers such as Admiral Byrd, who announced on his 1926 expedition to the North Pole that "it is Jules Verne who is bringing me."

Renowned cave explorer Norbert Casteret said in 1938 that A Journey to the Center of the Earth was a "marvelous book which impressed and fascinated me more than any other. I have re-read it many times, and I confess I sometimes re-read it still, each time finding anew the joys and enthusiasm of my childhood."

Magic Never Seen: A Short Story
by James Johnson
$0.00, 12 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (6 reviews)
When a charismatic magician and his assistant arrive in the town of Winefall, the audience is given a show they could never have imagined.

This is a short story of 4,000 words.

We Bleed (The Red Lily Saga)
by River Shayne
$0.00, 80 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #89 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Fleet
The Red Lily Saga, part 1 of 6.

Earth died long ago and humanity spread to every habitable planet within reach.

Evolving independently, each new race governed itself until the Ministry was formed to rule them all.

Leuka is a Ministry commander and tactical genius. She has the frail build and weak bones typical of the Fehr race, but is also gifted with the powerful telekinesis and intellect that make her kind dangerous. Her people think of emotions as antiquated and impractical. To the Fehr, they can also be deadly. And yet, Leuka’s are getting harder and harder to control, a fact she must hide at all costs.

Raelon is a shadow man warrior, hatred of the ministry burns in his blood. True to his kind, he is governed by passion and fueled by rage. As a half breed he’s had to fight all his life for his place in the tribe. Now he must prove his worth once and for all, by laying the Fehr commander’s head, at his alpha’s feet. He has to kill Leuka.

On opposite sides of a battle neither can lose; a battle that’s causing both of them to question what they’re fighting for.

Second Epoch: A Speculative Suspense Novel (Epochs Book 1)
by Phillip Bryant
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #17 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
Bishop Trombley grew up hearing morality tales and lessons from his father, lessons he promptly forgot. Now, aged and alone, he takes to the road to find what those lessons meant, fleeing his failures and estranged relationship with his son in search of some meaning before he departs this earthly plane.

Billie didn't have parents alive to impart anything of the kind. Orphaned as an infant and deformed by an accident of birth, she has spent her years being taken care of by people who love her no more than she does them. Her view of the world has been through the dirty panes of the motel office window. There are dark secrets kept in the whispers of the people of Happy Valley and Bumpersville, WV, and she is part of those secrets.

A soul-searching man ready to experience his last great adventure and an ill-tempered orphan seeking the past stumble onto a farming community's hidden evil and need each other's help to escape it.

Phalanx Alpha
by Alistair McIntyre
$0.00, 459 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #57 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Technothrillers
A Scottish doctor working in Kenya encounters a giant with unimaginable healing powers. An American soldier reconciles with his wife, only for her to disappear without a trace. A pharmaceutical CEO pulls the strings at the highest levels of government, changing the course of history. Two reporters uncover a clandestine operation to suppress the truth about first contact with Earth’s mysterious new saviors, known as Angels.

Humanity’s future hangs in the balance while an assassin methodically eradicates every last Angel. Left with few options, the government-sponsored paramilitary outfit Phalanx steps in to neutralize the threat.

Unfortunately in this techno thriller, the line between friend and foe blurs with the revelation of a dark and sinister secret: The Angels’ love for humanity may only be skin-deep.

The Becomer
by David Michael Miller
$0.00, 46 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #24 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
"David Michael Miller truly is a fine writer!" --Sig Gissler (former administrator of the Pulitzer Prize)

What if you could be someone else? What if you could be everyone else?

In his brilliant literary debut, David Michael Miller explores themes of identity, isolation, interconnection, and self-transcendence through the story of X. X begins the same as anyone else: an innocent infant, whose future is rife with uncertainty and possibility. But as X progresses, he is forced to confront the inescapability of his individuality with a deep-seated dream of becoming someone else.

From a baby to a boy, a world to a universe -- THE BECOMER chronicles the numerous transformations of X as he journeys from being no one to becoming everyone. Equal parts science-fiction, cultural commentary, philosophical excursion, and spiritual examination, THE BECOMER is both a thought-provoking and enjoyable read.

Miller plunges us into an alternative 21st-century world, at once familiar and strange. A world where emerging technologies offer unimaginable and awe-inspiring possibilities, giving way to an examination of the limits of self-knowledge, the differences that make us unique, and the human essence that binds us all. 

"[The Becomer] effectively challenges everything we may think we know about identity, self-awareness, interconnection, and isolation. This is a stunning short story/novella that makes the reader really sit up, take notice, and ask questions about the perception of reality and life." --Grant Leishman (Readers' Favorite®)

Who is X? X is both every one and no one. X is definable by its indefinability. Consistent in its inconsistency. Constant in its becoming. X is You. And Me. And Him. And Her. And Zir. And on, and on, and...