New free Science Fiction Kindle books for 2016-12-10:

The Diver and the Little Girl: and a pot of hot milk
by Philip James Kirke
$0.00, 111 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #32 in > Religion & Spirituality > New Age > New Thought
This mystery story is told by a father on the eve of his fateful departure, as an explanation to his young daughter as to why he has to go away for his work. Years later the young woman, now grown, is prompted to recall the story, told years ago, on the eve of her father's unexplained disappearance. It is an encoded mystery, fantastic, surreal, moving and challenging. Meet the original diver and the little girl. And wonder at the pearl.

Kavanaugh 1: The Oracle Virus (The Jack Kavanaugh Sci-Fi Mysteries)
by Paul Michael Privateer
$0.00, 459 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #341 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense
Spellbindingly readable, Kavanaugh 1: The Oracle Virus nerve slams and mind twists its way into being a hot sci-fi thriller. This electrifying debut novel doesn't brake for Hitchcock twists or Phillip K. Dick's paranoia, the novel puncturing the veil into the madness of the bio-digital. Enter the rabbit hole: why is there a a fake Gestapo assassination of Hitler, how does a secret genetics lab survive WWII fire storm bombings, how can a machine named Newton create reality, can a nanovirus control humans, and how are a serial geek murder, a +5 hurricane slamming Washington D.C., a massive whale stranding, the kidnapping of all G20 Presidents, an epic fight atop the Washington Monument and a secret Louisiana bayou rogue organization connected?

Kavanaugh 1 may be the most intense and complicated sci-fi mystery thriller of this generation. Travel through time, fly in and out of dozens of world capitols and meet renegade Nazis, a computer genius, Shaolin priests, Interpol's
smartest and toughest agents, insane religious prophets, dirty cops, and Jack Kavanaugh.

Mix Sherlock Holmes, Jack Ryan, and James Bond together and Jack Kavanaugh may come into focus. A British Interpol agent with special powers and a keen mind, Jack is the first high tech anti-hero who breaks away from the surplus ho-hum of formula secret agents and deals with what is happening globally to human beings. Plus Jack isn’t a fake woman’s man, a martini drinking stud any woman would sleep with because his name is Bond. Kavanaugh is a man that women find intriguing because he has a brain and a soul. His spirit comes through. And Jack won’t rest until he finds those who destroyed his family.

A popular thriller yet serious fiction, Kavanaugh 1 pays understated homage to McFarlane, Hugo, Dickens, Woolf, Kafka, Hardy, Melville, Camus, Beckett, Borges, Foucault, Dick, Auster, Gibson and hundreds of others whose influences made the writing of Kavanaugh 1 a gathering of ghosts.

The Kili Wanna Affair: A Galactic Guild Comedy (George & Sali Adventure Book 1)
by Scott A. Combs
$0.00, 320 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #13 in > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire
Sali Terri & George Shooters—two rookie officers from the Galactic Guild—find themselves in way over their heads with political intrigue, working to ratify a treaty with the cantankerous locals of a small planet called Kili Wanna. Every time an agreement is about to be reached with the current emperor, someone kills him off, nullifying the planet's induction into the Galactic Guild. The madness ramps up when outside influences take the matter into their own hands and flood the Podunk planet with junk food in an attempt to corrupt their simple lifestyle and force them into an alliance.

Humor flows from the pages of this satirical tale. The Kili Wanna Affair delivers on laughs and adventure that defies its genre.

Innerscape, Episode 4
by A.C. Flory
$0.00, 145 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #97 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
Like ripples in a still pond, the actions set in train by the assassin continue to shake Miira Tahn's world as she uncovers truths she would rather have not known. In the process, Innerscape is revealed as more prison than paradise, but the bonds of friendship continue. They, at least, are real.

The Brick Moon Fiction Annual Volume 2
by Rudolfo Serna, Lauren Forry, Sam French, Stephanie Jessop, Eric Del Carlo, Kevin O'Hara, Nicholas Thurkettle, Jason D'Aprile, Lauren Signorino, Tom Miller
$0.00, 255 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #382 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
We focused on three topics this year - Revolution, The Future of Love and the idea of Radical Transparency - and how intellectual trends we see today could have emotional impact in the future. Our hope is that by passing in and out of these worlds, trying on these skins and coming back to your own, that you will be inspired by the possibilities the future holds, and be reminded that even the most awe inspiring technology is often a slave to the human heart.

AD2516 - After Global Warming
by Noel Hodson
$0.00, 272 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #383 in > Business & Money
Entered for The Whitbread First Novel Prize and reviewed by Brian Aldiss in The Times & The Guardian, who dubbed the author "That distinguished futurist". AD2516 depicts the world re-born after the 2012 floods and pandemics in Noel Hodson's first tale, OUT OF THE DEPTHS. It is a good read - amusing and on many levels - that predicts what life will be like in the interconnected communities relying on quantum computing or The Q Field. The future science, economics and societies are all realistically based in today's achievements. It offers hope and a great life, in a world that has rebuilt New York and functions without money, where people live for 180 years. Engaging and intriguing, it lasts just about as long as a transatlantic flight.

Operator: A High Tech Sci-Fi Thriller
by Shane Phillips
$0.00, 42 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #89 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Technothrillers
The world is in transition. Fantastic new technologies are changing everything, even challenging what it means to be alive or to be human. People flock to places like New Town, a brand new city district packed with luxuries and amenities, full of conveniences, exciting new technologies and gadgets. But not everyone is happy to go along with the rapid changes these technologies bring. What most people don't know is that they are being monitored, and that all that information is collected and analyzed. Henry Tucker, a young man fresh out of the U.S. Army, has come to realize that there is a very sinister force behind the technological surge that's changing the world. He has come to believe that a secretive group known only as "VIGIL" is out to conquer the world, right under everyone's noses. But as he comes closer and closer to unveiling the conspiracy, the truth begins to take a disturbing shape. As he struggles to evade one of VIGIL's agents, a woman named Priscilla Robin, he must confront shocking revelations about the conspiracy, the world and his role in it all.

A gripping sci-fi technothriller set in a cyberpunk-y world, a would-be vigilante and the mysterious agent of an alleged shadow government, all in a short novella.

$0.00, 269 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #547 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
The Grand Master: Part 2 of The Keeper Trilogy is now released.
Part 1 The Keeper is now on special offer so you can read the story so far!

A long long time ago when the universe was arranged three Guiding Masters were appointed to oversee and act if the overall balance was not maintained. If necessary they can step in to sort problems.
As a back up to the system The Keeper was also created. He holds the balance or rather he can restore the balance should it ever be required. The role as The Keeper passes down through the generations and although they are each aware they are something important they do not know what it is. The Keeper is protected by The Watcher who is a humanoid.
The planet where The Keeper lives unexpectedly has serious unrest so The Watcher decides to move The Keeper and his parents to another planet (Earth) in the universe. On their journey they go through a time jump (unbeknown to them at the time). The Watcher knows it will only be a matter of time before they are found but it is all he can do.
One of the current Guiding Masters notices the unrest and leaves the other two Guiding Masters at their base. Their system is set up so that there must always be two Guiding Masters present at their base at all times. The remaining two suspect that the third Guiding Master is up to something so they seek guidance. They are told that they should leave things as this was the sort of circumstance The Keeper was created for and it will be a good test. Their hands are tied so all they can do is keep a watching brief.
The third Guiding Master arrives on the planet Velchitta where the unrest has been only to find The Keeper has gone. The new leader Algreb is also keen to follow them and bring them back under his control. He and The Guiding Master team up to follow The Watcher and The Keeper. This group too in their turn are followed by a small band of family and friends to do what they can to stop The Keeper from being found.
The book introduces some of the main characters and slots them into their places and sides in this book, the first of a trilogy. Some of the characters will not fully develop yet but they have been introduced in The Keeper.
This is the first book of a trilogy: The Keeper, The Grand Master & The Watcher.

City of Cats
by Max Diksztejn
$0.00, 440 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #34 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
It's 384 A.D., the dawn of the monotheistic state. City of Cats follows the tumultuous events of one decisive year in the life of Lupicinus, powerful advisor to the Pope, who lives a duplicitous life as a clandestine non-believer, and Saturnine, the unconverted wife of a Christian senator who secretly writes against the Church.

Lupicinus and Saturnine are brought together and their lives changed forever by Kharapan, a Stoic philosopher from a remote land outside the Empire. Kharapan remains true to his principles and loyal to his friends even as he, and the ancient idea of philosophy as a way of life itself, teeter on the brink of extinction.

City of Cats, deeply relevant to our time, is about the soul-rending decisions people are forced to make when the course of history is against them. It is a brilliant and thoughtful exploration of the philosophic way of life that once flourished in Western culture.

Secrets of Zay: Book 1: Awakening
by Linn Williamson
$0.00, 88 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #45 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Psychological
What will it be like to live in the United States a hundred years? This series is set in more the probable world of the futurist, than in the possible worlds of science fiction. Humanity is not living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland or a dystopian dictatorship. Aliens have not landed or made ‘first contact’. Instead, humanity continues to progress, as always, moving ahead three steps, for every two steps it takes backward.
Automated cars and machines are everywhere, but the true artificial intelligence needed for human-like androids have eluded science. This may finally change as we discover the Secrets of Zay.

Linn Williamson lives in Northern California where he has a private practice in Psychotherapy

OUT OF THE DEPTHS (The future Book 1)
by Noel Hodson, Mark Preston
$0.00, 321 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #16 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
OUT OF THE DEPTHS – Is an “unputtabledownable” fact based drama, set in the Thames London estuary as global warming floods the coastal margins and billions of people worldwide grudgingly migrate to higher ground. What happens to London also occurs in New York and all coastal settlements. The destruction of transport routes disrupts food supplies and the measures for containment of pandemics. Avian flu’ H5N1 kills 80% of the human race. The heroine, Alice, survives by secretly dwelling on the upper floors in Harrods, surrounded by deep, dangerous and filthy water, to eventually emerge and join other survivors, including the politically ambitious, self-appointed Dean of London University and ruthless agents of once aristocratic land owners. Alice, supported by a nuclear submarine captain, James Cruikshank, opposes “politics and power as usual”, and is murdered for spreading radical and seditious ideas. An overt battle for who will rule Britain commences. The book ends with the compass pointing to the brave new world which will result. Throughout, quotes from the scientific literature and tales from Londoners’ lives paint an accurate picture – if a little accelerated – of what global warming will bring us.

Shift Tense: Eshu International Book 2
by Patrick Todoroff
$0.00, 343 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #19 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military
SHIFT TENSE - Book Two of the Eshu International series.

What's the first rule of a gunfight? Bring a bigger gun.

Hired to end a vicious civil war, Eshu International's job is simple: infiltrate the rebel SPLM army, kill the radical commander, Professor Harun Abdul Hamid, then get back to Belfast to enjoy the payday.

But nothing is ever that easy. New enemies stalk the battlefield while old ones seek revenge. Tam, Jace, Poet9 and the Triplets face Somali pirates, child soldiers, rival mercenaries, killer drones... and it's just the beginning.

Shift Tense. Book Two of the action-packed Eshu International series, compiling the previously published novellas 'Red Flags', 'Soldier Dreams', and 'Angels' into one volume.

Dawn of the Dreamer (Dreamer Trilogy Book 1)
by L J Higgins
$0.00, 239 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (27 reviews), #7 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Dawn of the Dreamer is the first book in the Dreamer Trilogy
In 2023, the innovative MultiMind Corporation (MMC) released a stylish Wristcuff to be worn over a microchip implanted beneath its host’s skin, giving the wearer pleasant dreams. Better sleep promotes a peaceful lifestyle and improved health. At least this is what the MMC have the population believing. There are those for whom this technology fails to work: Dreamers. They’re shunned because of their inability to adapt and evolve like the rest of the human race.

Amelia is a Dreamer, and the veil of ignorance is lifted when she meets someone who helps her see through the lies and secrets of the MMC. With her world shaken and changed, Amelia has to decide whether to fight for the freedom to dream or take the ‘next step in evolution’ with the rest of society at the risk of losing her ability to think and dream for herself.
Join Amelia on this science fiction adventure set in the future.
Warning: Adventure, action, science fiction, relationships, manipulation and mind control.

Intervention: A Science Fiction Adventure
by J.W. Huemme, Nancy Halseide
$0.00, 191 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #62 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
Over population, global warming and food shortages have caused the American government to devise a plan that only allows for the survival of 7% of the world’s population—the handpicked elite. Among this group is Christopher Adams.

Christopher grows up with kind and loving parents who are devoted to each other. His father is an insurance salesman and his mother is a stay-at-home mom. Just your average hard-working American couple…who just happen to raise an extraordinary son.

At 12, Christopher is accepted to MIT, and by the age of 21, he is recruited by the CIA. Solving puzzles and decrypting codes come very easily to Christopher. His mind is so advanced, it almost seems as if he is from another world.

When Christopher finds out about the governments plan, Operation Down-size, he is horrified by the thought of billions of innocent lives being sacrificed to save the elite 7%. He knows he must stop Operation Down-size, but the puzzle is how?

Cindy, an astronaut and a member of the 7%, joins in Christopher’s quest. Thankfully, they have help: an alien spacecraft, equipped with a highly advanced artificial intelligence created by a highly advanced alien race.

Thousands of years ago, a highly advanced alien race on a mission of exploration discovered Earth. They could see, even at this early stage of development, that the human race was advancing its technology faster than it was maturing in compassion and wisdom—a combination that would one day lead to disaster. The aliens decide to intervene by implanting an altered gene code into several of the primitive females that would be passed down from one generation to the next for activation at a later time. The spacecraft was left hidden until the time was right to intervene further in order to save humans from themselves. That time has come.

Together, Christopher and Cindy, utilizing the spacecraft’s advanced technologies, seek to save the world and dismantle Operation Down-size. One question remains: Can they do it in time?

Buzzworm (A Technology Thriller): Computer virus or serial killer?
by Theo Cage, Russell Smith
$0.00, 359 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #32 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Technothrillers


A vicious computer virus infecting the CIA is not only attacking and destroying US security systems - it has now learned how to kill as well. Panicked, the Feds break an eccentric virus-expert out of prison to team up with CIA insider and hacker, Mary Ellen Duke, to hunt down and destroy the 'trojan worm’ called Buzzworm. They know if the virus spreads, critical networks all across the globe are threatened: financial systems will crash, military technology will be useless, and power grids and hospitals will fail.

The Washington Homicide detective assigned to the deaths within the agency, bull-headed luddite Gregory Hyde, traces the killer to an armed compound in the wilds of Virginia. But not before Buzzworm threatens his family, fellow officers on the Washington police force, and even goes to war with Homeland Security.

Based on insider information gleaned from interviewing technology and virus experts working within the CIA and Mossad, Theo Cage brings this fast-paced roller-coaster ride to a thrilling climax.

“I think you’re a great writer and your ability to have a character driven thriller is very impressive. You really have something great here…”

Peter Washkowitz, Inkwell Management, reviewing Buzzworm

Metal Emissary (Hanover and Singh Book 1)
by Chris Paton
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #27 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Despatched on a secret mission in Central Asia, 22 year old Lieutenant Jamie Hanover encounters hostile tribes, steam-powered robots and djinn in his search for answers regarding the British defeat at Trafalgar.

Helped by the strange mystic, Hari Singh, the two men fight side by side in the mountains as they track a strange metal emissary through the infamous Khyber Pass.

Following in the emissary’s destructive footsteps Jamie and Hari travel to Adina Pur, where the uncovering of secrets and the culmination of their respective missions demands a heavy price.

Metal Emissary is a Steampunk Adventure set in Central Asia in the 1850s, full of weird machines, exotic characters, dust, snow and blood.

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
by Jules Verne
$0.00, 398 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (1,138 reviews), #11 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
The classic tale of the wonders and terrors lurking in the deep

A monster has been wreaking havoc in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The US government has sent forth a team featuring Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist; Ned Land, a Canadian harpoonist; and Aronnax’s servant Conseil to take care of the problem. Their mission: Kill the beast. But what they find is the submarine Nautilus and its helmsman, the fearsome Captain Nemo.

Onboard Nemo’s ship, Aronnax has a vision of ocean life that he never believed possible. In Nemo he sees a man who is entirely liberated yet completely shackled to his past-a scientist with the power to go anywhere in the world but held back by fierce anger. Written in 1870, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea was one of the earliest novels of science fiction literature and has remained a classic of the genre over a century later.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

When Women Were Warriors Book I: The Warrior's Path
by Catherine M. Wilson
Error, 274 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (1,051 reviews), #9 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
Winner, 2010 EPIC Ebook Award for fiction in the Mainstream category.

"The strong, supple prose on display in all three novels, the intelligence of the plotting, and the skillfully varied pacing make this a standout trilogy--highly recommended"
--from a review by the Historical Novel Society

"Breathtakingly gorgeous writing … a multi-layered tale of such depth, breadth and insight that it was very nearly a spiritual experience…"
--from a review by T. T. Thomas on

"…there’s no ring of power or glowing sword of specialness; the magic, like the tone of the book, is quiet. It feels real."
--from a blog review on livejournal

When she was a child, the author happily identified with all the male heroes she read about in stories that began, "Once upon a time, a young man went out to seek his fortune." But she would have been delighted to discover even one story like that with a female protagonist. Since she never did find the story she was looking for all those years ago, she decided to write it.

In Book I of the trilogy, Tamras arrives in Merin’s house to begin her apprenticeship as a warrior, but her small stature causes many, including Tamras herself, to doubt that she will ever become a competent swordswoman. To make matters worse, the Lady Merin assigns her the position of companion, little more than a personal servant, to a woman who came to Merin’s house, seemingly out of nowhere, the previous winter, and this stranger wants nothing to do with Tamras.

"…Both men and women of all persuasions seem to love these books... Very rare. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!"
--from a review by T. T. Thomas on

"Think Beowulf--only comprehensible and with girls."
--from a review on the blog, The Rainbow Reader, by Baxter Clare Trautman

Bright Horizons
by Wilson Harp
$0.00, 275 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (180 reviews), #44 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Marine
Earth has made first contact with an alien race. At the historic first meeting, an ambush put peace for humanity out of reach. Colonel Kyle Martin was there that day. It was his leadership and the bravery of his marines that saved what little hope mankind had. When Earth was threatened with invasion, Martin again felt the weight of war pressing down on him.

Known as the Butcher of Hyderabad for his decisions in the Indian War, Martin seemed a poor choice to guard the peace but the perfect man to organize the forces of Earth to defend itself from the coming alien scourge.

With a select team of humans and a few allies among the alien races, Martin is tasked with not only defeating the invading armada, but with making sure that Earth is kept free from any alien domination.

Faced with impossible odds against an overwhelming foe with advanced technology, it is only a secret about Earth itself that gives Martin the glimmer of hope to succeed.

With his “lucky charm” Ramirez, his go-to girl Kitch, and an unshakable Sergeant Major, Martin rolls the die time after time in audacious gambles with the stakes being nothing less than the survival of the human race. Fast-paced action awaits in this military sci-fi adventure.

The Tube Riders: Underground (The Tube Riders Trilogy #1) the dystopian thrill ride set in London
by Chris Ward
$0.00, 449 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (173 reviews), #47 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
Marta Banks is a girl with an identity. She is a Tube Rider, a girl who risks death every day in the abandoned underground stations of London.

It doesn’t matter that her parents are dead. It doesn’t matter that her beloved brother has disappeared. It doesn’t matter that in the dystopian chaos of London in 2075, in the shadow of the towering perimeter walls, she has no future.

She has her friends.

Together, the Tube Riders are a family, united against the brutality of their lives, but when they discover a dark government secret that could bring war to Britain and end decades of oppression, everything they hold dear is threatened.

Now they are running for their lives, hunted by genetically engineered killing machines that will stop at nothing to catch them.

The Huntsmen are coming….

Wolves of the Northern Rift (A Magic & Machinery Novel Book 1)
by Jon Messenger
$0.00, 303 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (146 reviews), #26 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
In a world of science, magic is an abomination.

Magic is an abomination. It spread from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between their world of science and the mythological world of magic.

On the northern continent of Ocker, King Godwin declared that no magical monstrosity would be allowed within their borders. The Royal Inquisitors were formed to investigate reports of mystical occurrences and, should they be found, to destroy them.

Inquisitor Simon Whitlock knows his responsibilities all too well. Along with the apothecary, Luthor Strong, they’ve spent two years inquiring into such reports of magical abominations, though they’ve discovered far more charlatans than true magical creatures. When assigned to investigate Haversham and its reports of werewolves, Simon remains unconvinced that the rumors are true. What he discovers in the frozen little hamlet is that the werewolves are far more real than he believed; yet they’re hardly the most dangerous monster in the city.

Savage Run 1: Book 1 in the Savage Run young adult dystopian novella series
by E. Squires
$0.00, 242 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (124 reviews), #19 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Science Fiction > Dystopian
Seventeen-year-old Heidi Cruise has one chance at freedom, but it involves breaking the law and completing Savage Run, a life-threatening, male-only obstacle course program.

Nicholas Volkov has one goal: to make sure when he becomes president over the hierarchical society of Newland that he doesn't follow in his tyrannical father's footsteps.

After Heidi registers for Savage Run, Nicholas discovers that she's a girl. Being a rebel in his own right, Nicholas doesn't turn her in, but decides to help in any way possible.

Heidi struggles through the obstacle courses in Savage Run. Physically and emotionally drained, it is only during downtime between events that she's able to make sense of her world and get a little closer to the secretive Nicholas.

But with the threat of death constantly barreling down on her, and with menacing contestants looming around every obstacle, she realizes that the chances of her getting killed are far greater than winning her freedom.

In this action-packed, suspense-filled novel, E. J. Squires takes us through a wild ride that explores how far one would go to gain one’s freedom. With narrow escapes, heart-aching losses, and an unexpected romance, you are in for a read you won’t be able to put down.

Savage Run 1: Phase 1
Savage Run 2: Phase 2
Savage Run 3: Phase 3 and the conclusion of Savage Run


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A Gripping Tale

Typical of EJ Squires' novels she wastes no time in grabbing our attention with the main driver of the story suggested in the first paragraphs:' Biking up the same mile-and-a-half long asphalt hill is so much harder when I know that at the end of the journey I'll either be an outlaw, or I'll be dead.

The quality of the story is excellent on many levels - adventure, gender identity issues, apocalyptic threats, and most of all, as simply brilliant writing. EJ Squires is a growing master of this genre and certainly an author who deserves a very large audience.

This futuristic novel by EJ Squires had me thinking about three well-loved fierce heroines of our time - Hua Mulan (Ballad of Mulan) & Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) and Lisbeth Salander (Girl With Dragon Tattoo). I admit, at first I thought this was another Hunger Games in the making, but I was mistaken when I found myself immersed from the first chapter to the last.

Savage Run is a book for all readers. Those looking for romance and friendship, a tell tale heart of loss and love and regret. It also keeps those in need of elements of danger, adventure, and heroic duties flipping pages to find out what happens to their beloved main character and the villains she finds herself pitted against. Definitely get your hands on a copy of Savage Run today.

Page Count: 278 Pages
Chapters: 16

***Important! Please be aware that this is a NEW edition and is not a continuation of the original "Savage Run" Book. The original Savage Run has been split in 3 and is now comprised of Savage Run novellas 1, 2, and 3.

Origin - Season One
by Nathaniel Dean James
$0.00, 352 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (121 reviews), #8 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Technothrillers
What could an assassination program begun by the Nixon administration and a malfunctioning camera on board NASA’s Voyager II space probe possibly have in common?

To Francis Moore, finding the answer is about to become a matter of life and death.

Uprooted by a chance encounter from a promising career in the Marine Corps and thrust onto the front line of the country’s clandestine “war on terror”, Francis has few illusions left about the world and how it works. In an attempt to atone for his complicity in one of the more egregious of the CIA’s covert operations, he resolves to expose the program, only to find his efforts thwarted at the last minute by the intervention of a highly determined “third party”, whose motives he neither suspects nor understands.

Caught suddenly in a rising tempest of murder, deceit and betrayal, Francis has no choice but to turn his talents to identifying his new assailants before it is too late.

From the streets of Manhattan and the country lanes of rural New England to the wilderness of Canada and far beyond, he reluctantly finds himself dragged into the depths of a mystery that is as frightening as it is incredible, a journey that will open his eyes to the existence of something few could imagine, and fewer still would believe possible. A secret with the power to both resurrect the fortunes of a world edging ever closer to the brink of disaster, or tip it over once and for all.

The Lead Cloak (The Lattice Trilogy Book 1)
by Erik Hanberg
$0.00, 424 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (112 reviews), #28 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
Byron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth. Except the people who tried to kill him.

By 2081, privacy no longer exists. The Lattice enables anyone to re-live any moment of your life. People can experience past and present events—or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead.

Most people love it. Some want to destroy it.

Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from the most dangerous attack in its history. Now he must find those responsible. But there’s a question nobody’s asking: does the Lattice deserve to be saved?

The answer may cost him his life.

If at First . . . (Short Story)
by Peter F. Hamilton
$0.00, 40 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (88 reviews), #61 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Peter F. Hamilton has proven himself a modern master of epic space opera, carrying the tradition of far-future empire building begun by Heinlein and Asimov into the new millennium. But Hamilton is also a master of the short story, and when he tackles one of science fiction’s most enduring themes—time travel—the result is as provocative as it is entertaining. It starts in 2007 with a break-in. The victim: Marcus Orthew, the financial and technological genius behind Orthanics, the computer company whose radical products have delivered a one-two punch to the industry, all but knocking PCs and Macs out of the ring. The perpetrator: a man obsessed with Orthew. Just another simple case of celebrity stalking—or so everyone assumes at first, including Metropolitan Police Chief Detective David Lanson. But when Lanson interviews the suspect, he makes a startling claim: Orthew is from the future. Or, rather, a future—a parallel timeline. Thus begins the ride of a lifetime for Lanson, as his pursuit of the facts tumbles him headlong down a rabbit hole—and the hunter finds himself hunted.

Prelude to World War III: The Rise of the Islamic Republic and the Rebirth of America
by James Rosone, Miranda Watson, Miranda Watson
$0.00, 456 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (84 reviews), #1 in > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Specific Topics > Terrorism
By the 2020s, America was no longer a world Superpower. The military had been cut to a barebones level, and while the U.S. was focused internally, the door opened for new powers to emerge on the world stage. In the wake of this power vacuum, China and Russia began to flex their military muscles and expand their dominance in the world.

The border of India and Pakistan had long been one of the most precarious ticking time bombs waiting to explode, and when a scheme to agitate the tensions in that region is successful, it opened the door for powerful men to begin consolidating authority and start building an Islamic Caliphate. With Europe also weakened by economic decline, the United States was in serious danger from this new threat.

In these hazardous times, America was in need of a hero. Henry Stein, a new kind of leader, built a new political party that is neither Republican nor Democrat to lead the charge to bring the country back from the brink. His unconventional style was just what the U.S. needed in order to deal with the changing world balance of power and a worldwide Great Depression. As conflicts near and far began to plague the planet, would President Stein be able to prevent a third world war?

Life First: (Dystopian series, book 1)
by RJ Crayton
$0.00, 262 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (74 reviews), #7 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Medical
"The prospect of being the human parts drawer society reaches into to cure its neediest patients would drive anyone mad." - Kelsey Reed, Life First

Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else.

She’ll need the help of her true love, Luke, to make this dangerous escape. This dystopian future Kelsey lives in was forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world's population. Here, life is valued above all else. The mentally ill are sterilized, abortions are illegal and those who refuse to donate an organ when told are sentenced to death.

Determined not to give up her kidney or die, Kelsey and Luke enlists the help of a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the electronic tracking chip in Kelsey's arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey could be stripped of Luke, her kidney and everything else she holds dear.

This page-turning thriller with a touch of romance, is the first in the Life First dystopian book series. The thrills and romance continue in our dystopian future in Second Life (book 2 of the series) and Third Life: Taken (book 3 of the series).

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"Life First is a poignant, riveting, thought provoking read that had me entranced from page one until the very end of the book."
-- 5 Stars, Griffin's Honey Blog

"Life First gripped you like King Kong and would not let go until you had finished the book."

~ A 2014 B&P Reader's Choice Award Nominee ~
~ BRAG Medallion winner ~

No Dogs in Philly: A Cyberpunk Noir (Special Sin Book 1)
by Andy Futuro
$0.00, 166 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (72 reviews), #30 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
In a futuristic Philadelphia, someone is killing blue-eyed girls and they are good. The mysterious Gaespora have contracted tough-as-nails PI Saru Solan to find a very special girl who may be host to a wrathful alien entity known as the Blue God. Saru must outwit the hunters and find their prey before she becomes just another murder victim.

Armed with implants, a brain-linked pistol, and a cattle-prod, Saru must battle the servants of the Hungry God, the zombie-like elzi, and the skin-stealing feasters, in a desperate bid to save the special blue-eyed girl. If Saru fails, all of humankind may face extinction.

Conviction: A Spectras Arise Novella (Spectras Arise Trilogy Book 0)
by Tammy Salyer
$0.00, 87 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (44 reviews), #45 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Marine

If Corps Tech Sergeant Aly Erikson wants to survive another day, she will have to give up everything: her identity, her rank, her attachment to her brothers-in-arms, and most of all, her guilt.

After doing her duty as a member of a ground infantry squad tasked with “neutralizing” an insurrection by non-citizens on a mining planet, Erikson realizes that everything she thought the Corps stood for, thought she stood for, is crumbling away. Where is the honor, the justice, the spirit of law? When the enemies are nothing more than outclassed and outgunned dregs of the Algol System’s forgotten people, being part of their execution squad has put her as far from the ideals of justice as Erikson can imagine. Haunted by their ghosts, she struggles to maintain her military bearing until even that is suddenly ripped away in an act of terrorism that sends her, her brother, Tech Sergeant David Erikson, and another Corpsmember, Rebecca Soltznin, on the run on a hostile planet. Forced for the first time in ten years to blend in with a civilian population, the three are faced with a single choice: regroup with their brothers-in-arms or become deserters. For Aly, it’s easy; why go back to being a cog in the death machine the Corps is becoming? But for the other two, the price for making the wrong decision may be higher than they’re willing to pay.

On the run, under attack from the scavengers who plague the system, and out of options, the three face conflict from every direction. If they can’t find a way to fight together, their chances for survival are less than zero. And for one of them, the best solution may come down to one simple act: betrayal. In this prequel to the popular Spectras Arise Trilogy, readers get an intimate look into the events that led Aly and David Erikson on their path from decorated and dedicated soldiers to black-market arms smugglers, and ultimately, to rebels against the Political and Capital Administration of the Advanced Worlds.

Frostborn: The First Quest
by Jonathan Moeller
$0.00, 124 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (42 reviews), #26 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King.

But dangers stir that the realm is not ready to face.

RIDMARK ARBAN is a new-made knight and Swordbearer of the realm. When the archmage of the high elves asks for aid against the dread Warden of Urd Morlemoch, Ridmark volunteers for the quest, eager to prove himself and win glory and renown.

But terrible evil awaits in Urd Morlemoch, and those who enter the Warden's clutches rarely escape them...


Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair of a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.

He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write THE GHOSTS sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE series of computer books, and numerous other works.

Breaking Through: Second Star
by Josh Hayes
$0.00, 106 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #39 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
This is not a fairy tale.

Sixty-six days is all fighter pilot John McNeal has left on his service contract, after that his combat days will be over for good.

If he survives that long.

After a mysterious rift in the fabric of spacetime strands him on an alien world John must join forces with some unlikely heroes to have a chance of surviving. He soon discovers that this strange new world isn't alien at all, but this is not the land of pixies, pirates or boys who don't grow old.

There is hope, however, someone has been here before and returned to tell about it, all John has to do is figure out how they got back home. It won't be easy, this world is not the fairy tale he remembers and he will have to fight to get home.

Second Star: Breaking Through is the introductory novella into my Second Star series and is approx. 25k words long.

Double Edge (Fault Lines): A Fault Lines Story
by Thomas Locke
$0.00, 384 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #6 in > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Action & Adventure
Reese Clawson's work is mind-bending--literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness--and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers--an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert
computer encryption.

Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don't know can kill you.

With a concept so daring and writing so gripping, readers will swiftly fall under the spell of Thomas Locke's endlessly creative mind. This thrilling psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave them turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.