New free Science Fiction Kindle books for 2017-04-22:

The Keep (Converters Book 2)
by Tenille Berezay
$0.00, 312 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #5 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Science Fiction
After a pardon from the convergence, Desiree returns to the protection of home. But safety is an illusion and her family is shattered by the violent retribution of a desperate enemy. On the run again, Desiree struggles to keep those she loves from a host of gathering threats—debilitating doubts, manipulative converters, dark technology, and a murdering madman. To save them all, Desiree will need more than her ability to convert, she’ll need to redefine her strength.

THE KEEP is the dramatic sequel to THE CONVERGENCE; a continuation of Desiree and Blake’s story.


The Pink Heist (A Strange Universe Novel Book 1)
by Adam El Shalakany
$0.00, 199 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #98 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Exploration
The Pink Heist will take you across the corrupt, bumbling future, all the way from Sweetspot, Disappear, a city full of criminals, to La2x City One, an empire full of criminals.

If you enjoyed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or Terry Pratchett read on for a good laugh.

There exists in the Kepler region of known space the exo-planet Disappear, which lies hidden between the folds of four stars. The erratic orbit of these stars hide the residents of this planet from the scans of the 'versal authorities. As a result, the citizens of Disappear tend to be of the criminal variety.

There on Disappear begins one of the greatest heists in the known 'verse.

Mr. Qruise is a stranger. Having survived a fall into a black hole he can now ‘pop’ in and out of existence. A coward and an unlicensed archeologist, his only ambition is to drink his days away and go to a dig or two. Unfortunately for him, strangers are a rare commodity in the ‘verse and he is quickly dragged into the adventure to rob the La2x family vault.

Mancy La2x is the cruel and cunning daughter of the head of the La2x family, the most ruthless family this side of the ‘verse. She threatens and coerces her crew to follow her orders. Their mission, should they choose to accept it or not, is to rob her family vault for reasons known only to her.

The Zenbot is a killing machine and a master of all the known martial arts, and some unknown. A brilliant tactician and strategist Zenbot is the one being in the ‘verse you want by your side in a pinch. The inorganic is also a pacifist, which makes its role as the muscle in Mancy’s plan all the more challenging.

Captain Pippy surfs suns for fun and is the crew’s pilot. Her job is to make sure Mancy and the rest make it to the vault in one piece. She’s quite mad and is the only one who enjoys the death defying trip.

VII, the cryptographer, lives most of her life in a game simulation. She detests the real world and is bribed by Mancy to help on the mission. A scoundrel and not to be trusted, VII is only loyal to herself and her pet mouse Algy.

Freedman, Zenbot’s second pupil, is a lucky son of a gun. He can cook a mushroom any way you’d like and always seems to land on his feet, no matter what the ‘verse throws at him.

The crew, together, have to find a way to survive Mancy’s mad mission to travel across space-time and rob one of the best protected bases in the ‘verse.


Cursor Blink (Roko Book 0)
by Michael Blackbourn
$0.00, 21 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #102 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
This is a short story. I'd love to price it at 25c, but Amazon won't let me go that low.
Read it on Kindle Unlimited.... It's free!

How dangerous would it be to communicate with a super-intelligent AI? Could it reach out through a text terminal, control you, and have you act in its best interest?

Piya Johar, a university researcher acts as AI warden, midwife, and executioner. Her role is to determine if AI trapped in the special isolated system would be a curse to humankind or its savior. She knows the risk of engaging with the AI and the university constantly tests and drills her. No one is more prepared to battle the wits of machine intelligence than Piya.

After an urgent message draws Dr. Johar back to her lab, it becomes clear something is different this time. Ensnared in the strings of a puppetmaster she discovers a costly mistake, one that puts herself and the future of the human race at risk. The AI she faces off against has - unique - capabilities. Capabilities she herself has given it. It's an adversary she could have never prepared for.


WULF: A Sci-Fi Fantasy Western (The Fifth Place Book 1)
by Set Sytes
$0.00, 245 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #254 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
What would you do if you woke up on another planet, in someone else’s body, with a gun to your head?

Jay Wulf (as people keep calling him) is having a bad day. Rescued from imminent execution by the fiercely independent Savvi, he soon finds himself left alone to understand and survive the frontier perils of a savage new world.

Alone, that is, apart from a black tiger that won’t stop following him . . .

And if that wasn’t bad enough, a man with green eyes is hunting him, a man who will stop at nothing to put the universe right.

From the author of the twisted dystopian thriller Moral Zero, the "hallucinogenic road horror" The Violet Dark, and the horror/fantasy short story collections of Born to be Weird and Faces in the Dark, comes the first book in an exciting, funny, sexy and bloody new series for adults, blending science fiction, fantasy, western and adventure genres.

N.B. This book features cursing, sometimes heavily. Blame Savvi, most of it is her fault. She ain't no lady.


Eternal Love
by Lev Minkovsky
$0.00, 51 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #6 in > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > Literary Humor
A moving love story with elements of sci-fi and humor and an epigraph from Nietzsche. A meditation on time and timelessness, memory and forgetting. A drama of an immortal man falling for a mortal woman. Read it if you want to learn what it is like to be immortal living amidst mortals and whether love can truly be eternal in the world where everything is transient and fleeting...
A beautiful young woman in a university town meets a man at a bus stop. She doesn't realize that he is much older than he looks, because he doesn't age. A whirlwind romance follows, and they settle in a small single-story house, their future home of many decades and the only house she will ever own. Eventually the man moves to New York City and resurrects her in his memory in a truly astonishing way.
The author created a web site dedicated to this story, eternallove.love, with a few extras including a detailed floor plan and furniture layout of the dwelling of its heroes.


The Prize: Part 2 of The Raffle
by Randy Smith
$0.00, 28 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #43 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
The Prize continues where The Raffle left us hanging. Ramsey thinks he will be entering the New United States, but the NUS has different plans.


A Door Not Opened: A Hand in the Hourglass series Book 1
by Richard M. Fogle
$0.00, 136 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #29 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
What is time? Does it control us? What will happen when the day comes that we learn to control it? That's exactly what happens when a group of college kids put a theory to work and invent a time machine.

The discovery becomes more dangerous than they ever dreamed as fate, government agents and time itself come swiftly after them all. Action adventure and a twisted love story await you in book one of A Hand in the Hourglass series.


Soul Searching
by D. James Russell
$0.00, 57 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #286 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
This short story is conceived as the first in a series that focuses on the lives of the people associated with the Institute of Cognitive Science of the Parker Research Hospital. In this short story, Doctor Todd Bream, a researcher at the Institute, is skeptical about a mysterious project led by the director of the Institute, and so he volunteers as a test subject for the project. It is a decision he may regret.


The Ravener: Kill the Messenger
by Spencer Lackey
$0.00, 221 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #24 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Travel
Take the contract. Pick up the package. Deliver it. Get paid. For a Ravener, this is a simple job. For Farrek, nothing’s ever that easy. A sadistic assassin, a band of ruthless mercenaries, and another Ravener (with whom Farrek shares a complicated history) are all after the same package, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it before he does. As the bullets start flying and the swords start swinging, Farrek’s only true ally is his feisty raven companion, Yasmine. Together they must race against the others to complete the job and stay alive in the process.

Kill the Messenger is the first entry in The Ravener Series, introducing the diverse and dangerous World of Lanterra and Farrek, the professional adventurer just trying to make a decent living. An alternate world action-adventure, with elements of steampunk sci-fi, western, and medieval fantasy, it's a fun and fast-paced novel, with swashbuckling swordplay, gunfights, fisticuffs, witty repartee, murder, romance, and a mystery that hints at much more to come.
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Raveners are professional adventurers who travel far and wide, offering their considerable knowledge, skills, and expertise to the highest bidders. As members of a prestigious, and ofttimes arcane, guild that dates back four centuries, they are bound by many traditions, including a strict Code of Conduct which stresses, above all, Neutrality, Discretion, and Honor.
The Ravener Series follows the adventures of Farrek, who, though young, has risen in the ranks to become one of the best Raveners in Lanterra, renowned for his wit, cleverness, and charm. However, he has a nasty habit of getting himself into trouble, usually because he struggles to adhere to one of the three Ravener principles: Neutrality. Farrek can’t seem to help but get involved in situations from which the Code would dictate he walk away. Whether he’s on the job or not, he can’t turn a blind eye to cruelty and injustice, nor can he resist his curious impulses.
It’s only a matter of time before his propensity for getting into trouble takes him down a path from which he will never be able to return…


Agility (The Unknowns Saga Book 2)
by Velinda Burton
$0.00, 84 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #151 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Nina and her siblings return to face off with their toughest adversary, their oldest brother, Ruga. After being snatched away by their sadistic father, Ruga will become a sibling that does not know his own kin. The remaining will battle to save their older brother from their father's grasp before it's too late and still find time to give Nina the training she needs to master her next gift. Her training will be intense as she spars with the ruthless Beretta on this journey. Will they rescue Ruga in time and will Nina last against her older sister in a sparring match?


Control Group
by Roger Dee
$0.00, 20 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #4 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
“Any problem posed by one group of human beings can be resolved by any other group.” That’s what the Handbook said. But did that include primitive humans? Or the Bees? Or a ...


A.I. & Life: The Las Vegas W.O.R.M. Club II
by R. E. Riepe, M.L. Riepe, R.E. Riepe, D.L. Sawyer
$0.00, 303 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #25 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Fleet
Twenty years had passed since an unknown terrorist outfit permanently disabled the Hoover Dam. Now, most of the southwest was slowly returning to desert. In the Vegas Valley, not counting the massive Sin City Prison complex which dominated the area , there was still one strong tribe managing to survive in the Spring Mountain Range to the west of the prison. Their fathers were long time members of what was known as the Worm Club. Now most of those members had passed and a new generation filled the void. The surviving Worms called them the brat pack. Now the brat pack was in their late teens and wanted to explore the world with just a little journey to Area 51 for their first trip. The brat pack teenagers were into computers and one of their members had detected a low frequency SOS signal from the center of Groom Lake. Chasing down that signal changed the world forever.


Breeding Humans
by Harold King
$0.00, 95 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #123 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
When the Hekirs discover humans on their planet, they immediately seek to exploit them. Breeding programs are initiated in a competition to produce the world's first intelligent human. Zax, the first unofficial success, rebels against the injustice of being held as a slave and forms a revolt against the Hekirs. Now he must overcome the power of the Human Breeder Corporation in order to stop their plans for developing a human army, and he will fight to the death for it if he must.


The Whistle (The APEX Cycle Book 2)
by Lee Isserow
$0.00, 16 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #17 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Some whistleblowers don't get the privilege of prison...
Inspired by a series of whistleblowers, Scott and Jennifer decide the work they've been doing for their nefarious employers needs to be brought into the light.
But the company is prepared to go further than either of them could have expected to make sure the whistle stays silent.

The Whistle is a short, sharp thriller in the vein of William Gibson and Black Mirror.

Other books in the APEX Cycle
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NLI-10
Testing Ground (free)
Footage
Beyond Footage


Coming in September 2017
NLI-10: Root Protocol


Convergence 1: A Hard Road Home
by Mikhail Jensen
$0.00, 91 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #4 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Asian
Convergence is an Asian-themed cross-genre saga. The first novella begins with Gal'Jhada, a commoner who has gained a reputation in the capitol as one of the best hunters of the Bureau of Necronomic Investigations. Probably due to slighting a powerful noble, he is sent to a backwater border town on a mission, a town which happens to be his hometown. His memories conjure images of an abusive father who severely injured the younger sister he loved, a thieving brother, and an uncaring mother, but the reality of the current situation is much different than he expects, mostly in bad ways but a few good ones as well. Can he salvage a relationship with the few people from his childhood he cared about? Will the tensions on the border erupt into war? How is he involved in an ancient prophecy? Read on to find out.

Warning: these books are very cross-genre and contain a decent amount of swearing and some fairly bloody scenes. This is not straight up genre fiction, but has elements from various Fantasy and Sci-fi genres. The first book is fantasy but Sci-fi elements will appear more and more as the saga progresses.

April 14, 2017: A few days after I released the book I realized I uploaded the wrong file. All should be well now and if you downloaded the book April 14, 2017 or before you should re-download it.


Savior Part 3: Legion of The Godhand (The Savior Series)
by A. King Bradley
$0.00, 346 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #52 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superhero
The world-destroying Pillar of Eden lingers just outside the earth's atmosphere, and with the fate of The Reaper uncertain, our heroes find themselves forced to consider an alliance with The Strangers in order to prepare for the Anokian invasion.

The Righteous and The Greater seek to rejoin the Anokian fleet but tensions run high when the unstoppable Cyrus, The Godhand refuses to surrender power.


Planet Secrets (Planet of Riches Trilogy Book 1)
by Trisha M. Wilson
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #430 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
**Book 1 of 3 in the Planet of Riches Trilogy**

For someone who’s been in college as long as I have, you’d think I’d be used to people and how their minds work. For the most part I am…until I met Meredith.

Meredith was annoying on too many levels to count and much too self-centered to live. Not that I planned on killing her, for I didn’t. Instead, I wanted to ship her away to a nice slave planet where she’d spend the rest of her life toiling away in inhumane conditions. To me, this was poetic justice for every single thing she’d done to wrong me.

But as I dug into her past and present, I realized she was searching for the Planet of Riches, a mystical planet which generations of people have been hunting for.

A planet, by coincidence, I’d just started searching for.

If that wasn’t bad enough, my foe was dealing with the Planet Mafia, the biggest and most organized crime family in the universe.

Could I use this association to my advantage? Would I find the Planet of Riches or end up as lost as all the others? What secrets did this planet have just waiting to be revealed?

**This is Book 1 of 3 in the Planet of Riches Trilogy**
Book in the Trilogy:
Planet Secrets (Book 1)
Planet Mafia (Book 2)
Planet of Riches (Book 3)


Revolt 2145
by Genevi Engle
$0.00, 160 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #196 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction
In the year 2145, Claire Dodson, a young woman who has created a name for herself, protesting the government for the changes they've made to the region around her has been convicted of assassinating the President and his family. After serving a few months inside of a maximum security prison, Claire and five other inmates are selected for an experimental execution process. The process is located inside a specially designed facility on the sun. The planned procedure would have Claire and the other inmates transported to the facility via spacecraft and in 10 days of occupying the facility, the walls would disengage, and the inmates would be executed. Claire is fully against the procedure due to the main fact of her being framed for the assassination. Claire begins to panic and starts to go through every possible way to get herself out of the massive procedure. Her efforts are a failure and before she knows it, she is set on the spacecraft to be transported to the facility. Chaperoned by a few escorts and observers, Claire and company arrive to the high tech facility. The paranoia begins to set in, and everyday that passes, Claire begins to question her past actions that had brought her to this point, and the decisions that she had previously made to slam her into the position of being framed. Day ten is upon approach, and Claire begins to plot the greatest prison break in history. The countdown is on for Claire to execute her plan, so that she’d be able to return to Earth and exact revenge from those that framed her.


S.H.P. Special Human Preserver: Book #7 in The Perception Series!
by Fred Gibson Jr
$0.00, 120 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1687 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
SHP Special Human Preserver. Book #7 In the Perception Series


The Sleeping Demon
by Aaron Pugh
$0.00, 542 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #730 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
Devastated by a great nuclear war, humanity has decimated the planet and with it, themselves.

Countless years later, out of the ashes, the world is reborn, and magic, long suppressed by the old humans returns.

Relic hunters from Cendaria roam throughout the empire, searching for preserved artefacts left behind by the technologically advanced ancient race.

As relations between Cendaria and neighbouring Kaedriand deteriorate, word reaches them of a facility built by the old humans that may aid them in the coming conflict. With war looming, they must race against time to investigate the ancient building and prevent war. However, they soon find that the facility harbours a dark secret.

Meanwhile, the renegade Cendarian sorceress, Lorena Farrar, sits by the side of the Kaedriand warleader, ostensibly as an advisor, but the sorceress has plans of her own that will ultimately change the world forever.


The Many Lives of Adam Capello
by M W Taylor
$0.00, 224 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #9 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
If you were suddenly able to look back into your past lives, how would it affect you? Would you be able to hold onto your personality, or would you fade into a pot of past memories, thereby losing yourself in time? Adam Capello starts off his Awakening past life regressions just like any other 15 year old in 2061, and discovers he was once a Victorian photographer. It all seems so easy as he reclaims his past skills, but why is he plagued by visions of skulls in almost every lifetime he visits: a slave in New Orleans; an artist on the brink of madness; an alchemist searching for immortality? Are the skulls a symbol of death, or some darker force trying to warn him of something much bigger? As Adam faces his past, he fears that he is losing the person he wants to be the most: Himself. Awakening is affecting the world around him as almost every ideal is challenged in a new society where immortality is possible through renewable bodies? Adam's journal of his experiences are warm and engaging as his humour paints over the cracks of his fear. This journey takes him, and us, much further than we would ever have guessed.


Unclaimed (The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan Book 1)
by Erin McCole Cupp
$0.00, 175 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #1 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Science Fiction > Dystopian
Born not in a past of corsets and bonnets but into a future of cloning and bioterror, could Jane Eyre survive? This Jane is an “unclaimed embryo,” the living mistake of a reproductive rights center–or so her foster family tells her. At age ten she is sold into slavery as a data mule, and she must fight for freedom and identity in a world mired between bioscientific progress and the religions that fear it. What will happen to a girl without even a name of her own?


The Chans (Blackbird Series Book 0)
by Em Shotwell
$0.00, 38 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #48 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Metaphysical & Visionary
SHORT STORY OF THE BLACKBIRD SERIES

Logan has spent his entire life knowing he was different. An invisible force has guided him through important—and not so important—decisions, always pointing him in the right direction. His Gram calls his sixth sense the Chans, a word that means luck in her native Haitian creole.

One afternoon, while driving home from a faculty meeting at the school where he teaches music, Logan feels the familiar tug of the Chans. Usually the pull is like a suggestion being whispered in his ear. This time, however, it is a demand—one he is compelled to follow.

When the Chans leads him to a ramshackle diner in an out-of-the-way rural Mississippi town, Logan thinks there must be a mistake. But before he talks himself into leaving, a woman walks in that will change his life forever.


The Big Sleep: Dreamwalkers
by Meaghan Gray
$0.00, 188 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #20 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
For the second time in thirty years, the entire world has fallen asleep.

A science fantasy adventure.

Thirty years after the Greymen caused the decimation of her people, high school drop out Rain Collins spends her days learning to pickpocket and hold her booze. Yet she longs for the freedom and adventure of the Dreamwalkers of the past.

When the Greymen return and send her world into a second Big Sleep, Rain discovers her own innate powers and finds the epic adventure she has always sought.

But she soon learns that the dangers of the dream world are far greater than she ever expected.

Hunted by a particularly fearsome Greyman, Rain must put herself at constant risk to keep her friends and family safe from the nightmares. While she rages against the invaders, she searches for the nefarious truth behind their return. Driven by the true thirst for freedom, she will stop at nothing to drive the Greymen from her planet forever.


Not On My Watch: A Short Story
by Jane-Holly Meissner
$0.00, 8 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #2 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Private investigator Georgina Hall gets more than she bargains for while on a stakeout. A short science fiction story.


Death's Valley (Darkness Book 4)
by Leonard D. Hilley II
$0.00, 393 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #31 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
THEIR DARKEST HOURS YET . . . “Everyone dies . . . eventually,” she said. Mitch Niles’ first investigative assignment for the Kat Gaddis Agency lands him in the dark city of Salem, Oregon. The two gruesome murders in Salem point to the grim speculation that more shifters or genetic monsters have emerged. But Niles’ discoveries place his life in direct danger as he uncovers more grave secrets in the dead of the night. The shutdown of GenTech and Mech Cybernetics had left one miscreant scientist still on the loose. Alpha. The hunt to find him continues so they can shut down his operations before his genetic soldiers mature. After Matthews escapes from prison, Lydia goes rogue, accepting her life as the assassin General Idris created her to be. Lucian nears death, as the genetic enhancers that keep him alive are no longer working. Hired assassins pursue Joe-Shadow-talker for the alien skull and are more than willing to kill him or anyone else that gets in their way. "Leonard D. Hilley II writes with a dark veracity, giving real life to a world slightly askew. There's always a sense that something is lurking in the shadows, just beyond the 'normal' world." Paul Counelis, writer for Rue Morgue


Crash Alive (The Haylie Black Series Book 1)
by Christopher Kerns
$0.00, 310 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (59 reviews), #3 in > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers

"A high-tech Da Vinci Code."

Gold Medal Winner of the 2016 Operation Thriller Competition. Haylie Black is a 17-year-old hacker with a chip on her shoulder. When her brother vanishes trying to solve a legendary internet puzzle, Haylie knows that she's the only one who can track him down. As she begins to reveal the mysteries behind each clue, she's pulled deeper and deeper into a secret world she never could have imagined.

This award-winning thriller fuses action, tech (including drones, code-breaking, and real-world hacks) and a worldwide race against the clock to keep you turning pages and trying to stay one step ahead. She hacked her way in - now there's no way out.

"Hooked me right from the first page." - Amazon Review

"A smart girlcool tech, a mysterious internet puzzle, secret societies ... count me in." - Amazon Review



The Slow Sad Suicide of Rohan Wijeratne
by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
$0.00, 39 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #3 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
So what were you before?
Astrophysicist, said 116. You?
Alcoholic, said Rohan.


Sixteen light-years from Earth, a black hole spins in the darkness, gravity and rotation flattening it into a Kerr singularity. In Colombo, Sri Lanka, a suicidal alcoholic signs up for the ultimate one-way trip: to be frozen, sent light years away from home, and shot into the black hole itself.


Clockwork Scoundrels 1
by E.W. Pierce
$0.00, 54 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #9 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Thrilling steampunk adventure reminiscent of Joss Whedon's Firefly!

Melanie Locke, the captain of a run-down airship, has never been short on luck, hers is just always bad or worse. Yet even by such lofty standards, business has been especially bleak of late. So when a stranger offers her a lot of money to fly him to a remote part of the country, it appears to be a long overdue boon. But the stranger carries a secret, one that some very powerful people are anxious to get back. Caught in the middle, Mel must chart a path through the maelstrom or risk losing the skies forever.

Clockwork Scoundrels is a serial. It's like reading episodes of your favorite TV show. Each episode is somewhat standalone but also builds upon the episodes that came before.


Cthulhu, Private Investigator
by Dennis Liggio
$0.00, 73 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #51 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Cthulhu's partner, Dagon, has been found floating dead in the water at the docks. The Elder Gods have given him three days to find Dagon's killer, or Cthulhu is going to take the fall for it. Starting on the trail of a femme fatale that had hired Dagon, Cthulhu begins searching for the Pnakotic manuscripts and finds himself on everyone's hitlist. Navigating a web of lies and betrayal, he becomes involved with a rogue's gallery of untrustworthy Old Ones who are after the coveted Silver Key. As things hurtle towards their inevitable conclusion, he discovers to what deadly lengths the others will go to obtain the Key.


Clockwork Scoundrels 2: An Isle in Mist
by E.W. Pierce
$0.00, 73 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #13 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
They thought the Fog would provide an escape. They were wrong.

It has been three weeks since the Misty Morning departed Alterra. Her instruments erratic and unreliable, the airship has become lost to the confounding mists. Supplies are dwindling and the crew is growing edgy.

It seems a great boon when the ship comes upon an isle in the mist, a place free of the Fog, where a small settlement stands. Captain Melanie Locke decides to visit the strange inhabitants to learn how they keep the Fog at bay. But the people of the isle harbor many secrets, and some of them are deadly.

Clockwork Scoundrels is a serial. It's like reading episodes of your favorite TV show. Each episode is somewhat standalone but also builds upon the episodes that came before.


The Phoenix Ascent (The Fifth Column)
by Nathan M Farrugia
$0.00, 33 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #1 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Can one alchemist and a rogue assassin turn the tides of war?

Hordes of the Mongol Empire sweep across Northern Asia, crushing everything in their path. As plague ravages the continent and the heavens burn with meteors, the empire’s greatest general will stop at nothing to possess the first Phoenix virus.

When Kaifeng, the Chinese capital falls, the only thing standing in the path of total domination is one lone alchemist and a rogue assassin.

Grab your FREE copy of this short story now. Scroll up and download The Phoenix Ascent to experience the heart-pounding action today!