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Newly Free Zombies Kindle Books for 2020-10-28

A Zombie's History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the CIA's Secret War on the Undead
by Josh Miller
$0.00, 230 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #2 in Political Humor
Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
—Howard Zinn


Shedding light on 500 years of suppression, this shocking exposé reveals the pivotal role in American history played by its most invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to World Wars and global hegemony, A Zombie’s History of the United States tells the powerful and moving stories of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:

•The zombie massacre of European colonists at Plymouth Rock

•The gruesome killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by his fellow explorer William Clark

•The doomed defense of the Alamo against hordes of the attacking undead

•The heroic, platoon-saving charge into a hail of German fire by an undead Lt. Audie Murphy

•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and often lost) zombies into space

•The anti-terrorist program to stop the weaponization of the zombie virus


Aftermath: The complete collection
by John Wilkinson
$0.00, 479 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #21 in Alien Invasion Science Fiction eBooks
Includes:
Aftermath
Aftermath: The battle for the North

Product Description
Nathan Driver was prepared for a nuclear war, when he surfaced his only motivation was to get back to his family. But as the brutal journey starts to break him, and the true horror of what's happened unveils itself, his motivation turns to desperation.

Book Description
Told through a series of diary entries, ‘Aftermath’ is a unique apocalyptic journey through a war ravaged Great Britain, as one man fights to get back to his family through the onset of a nuclear winter. The complete collection includes the explosive conclusion, Aftermath: The battle for the North.


About the Author
John Wilkinson is a writer / illustrator from the UK. His previous work include the crime novel 'The Inquiry,' children’s book 'Magnificent Adventures of Danny' and his educational reading series 'Ben and Hassan.'


Zombie Evolution: A new female superhero is born due to her unique blood anomaly. Evolving from a zombie to a vampire with superpowers, she triggers the ... a new breed (Blood Calls for Blood Book 1)
by Edmond Geanta
$0.00, 398 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #38 in Superhero Fantasy eBooks

In a post-apocalyptic America where zombies move faster than those of World War Z, Gabi Halldor, a female descendant of Dracula, suffers a radical transformation and ignites the new spark in human evolution.

In this fast-moving, action packed thriller, the female superhero is relentlessly hunted by the government through Commander Wesley Rogers of the US Naval Intelligence. Intent on taking over the country by any means necessary, he collides with the Halldors only to have his Machiavellian plans violently obliterated by a mysterious vampire army.

This is the dawn of a new era in the evolution of humans and vampires are here to stay. Led by Gabi Halldor, this army of crimson vampires have telepathic powers and can beat back the hordes of zombies roaming the land with impunity.

If you want to find out more about this new post-apocalyptic world and the conflict between zombies, humans, and vampires, then pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!



BRENDA - A granny with a hammer, a girl on a swing ... and thereĀ“s zombies!: [Short Story]
by Georg Bruckmann
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #314 in Dystopian Science Fiction
- BRENDA -

A world overrun by zombies.
A granny with a hammer.
A girl on a swing.
The Lord God must have had something in mind.

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This ebook contains the short story and a sample chapter taken from my "The Gospel of Madness" series.


Dying Memory
by Ben Black
$0.00, 25 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Zombies
With a terrifying new disease slowly making its way across the country, a daughter and her mother are forced to travel through the city to reach the promise of sanctuary and escape from the spread of the sickness.
Between them lies a city of ruin, fraught with danger and carnage left in the wake of rampaging citizens, and Bryony and her mother must overcome adversary and injury as they try to escape the dangers that threaten to consume their way of life.
Dying Memory is an original short story based on the epic Pestilence Reigns novel and provides a small taste of what to expect before entering the author’s take of the dark apocalyptic undertones of a country that is consumed by the undead.


Newly Free Post-Apocalyptic Kindle Books for 2020-10-28

Reliance (Powerless Earth Book 1)
by Paul McMurrough
$0.00, 310 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #2 in British & Irish Literary Fiction
An eruption on the Sun leaves the Earth powerless, but is it a temporary inconvenience or the start of a spiral into anarchy?
Belfast Professor Martin Monroe knows the answers, but once branded a conspiracy nut, he struggles to get anyone to listen to his warnings of the impending disaster. His only friend, Simon Wilson, still coming to terms with the loss of his wife, is the only person who will listen.
Fighting against bureaucracy and her own lack of confidence, Government Communications officer Lisa Keenan struggles to get the word out. Despite the protests of her colleagues, she enlists the help of the professor.
With a wife and new-born child to think of, Prison supervisor, Derek Henderson, must weigh duty against family and live with the consequences of an impossible decision.
Will the world’s total reliance on technology, and the electricity that powers it, lead to the irreversible disintegration of society on a global scale?

'Some works of fiction are simply pure entertainment, while others go that extra mile; Reliance alerts us to just how close to the tipping-point the majority of our societies dwell.'
- STEVE ROGAN - Author of The Rain Saga trilogy & Tracks



Mind Masters: Awakening
by Bridget McQueen
$0.00, 275 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #1 in Metaphysical Fiction

In a thrilling, science fiction adventure novel, Mind Masters takes you to a world where no one can lie, not even to themselves. Your thoughts are no longer yours; your mind, no longer your private refuge. A world where viral nanotechnology causes global telepathy.

Magan, jobless and aimless, is suddenly forced into the middle of global mayhem as she struggles to remain alive. Terrified, she watches humanity tear each other apart and empires fall as truth is revealed… and it’s all her fault.

Hiding in a forest cabin with a group of survivors, Magan learns to master her thoughts to become a fierce warrior. Evolved skills are discovered in her quest to stop one who can mind-control others to their end. Risking her life, her soul mate, and her new family of survivors, she must abandon her old ways that hold her back. In the final battle, she uncovers a surprising revelation about the power of love that forever alters her fate.

Editorial Reviews:

★★★★★
"In a suspenseful and gripping sci-fi fantasy, Bridget McQueen’s "Mind Masters" takes us into a time when an ESP experiment throws the world into a chaotic meltdown as a young woman and her small band of allies must fight a power-crazed mind-manipulator to save civilization."
—Diane Dreher, Ph.D., Best-Selling Author of The Tao of Inner Peace

Who Will Enjoy This Book:

For some, this book is an action-packed, epic thriller. For others, it's a gripping psychological adventure in an apocalyptic world filled with suspense and twists. It's a story with a strong female protagonist who learns to love herself and humanity with hidden spiritual overtones that allude to what it means to be a spiritual warrior. For a few, they'll love the inner quest and how to love and accept oneself and others unconditionally. Even though it’s a nail-biting thriller, "Mind Masters" also asks the deeper questions about how we can overcome our negative thoughts and beliefs, how to rise above the mind chatter, and what better way to demonstrate the mind's challenges than to survive in a dystopia world with mental telepathy and mind reading? Whether you like the spiritual journey, the supernatural fantasy, the hint of magical realism, the soul-searching love story, the philosophical bent, the science fiction and nanotechnology, the post-apocalyptic scenes, or the heart-throbbing action, I hope you will enjoy Mind Masters!

Book’s Inspiration:

Having my own personal experience with telepathy, I have been fascinated by the idea that we can communicate through more than words. Whether you call it intuition, mental telepathy, mind reading, or psychic phenomenon, one day we may call the supernatural natural and the paranormal normal. Rupert Sheldrake’s work in the science of telepathy has been eye-opening and provoking, as well as Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s work at IONS. These scientists have upset scientific orthodoxy, and we should all be paying attention.

Since science already supports the existence of telepathy, could there be a day when humanity has the technology or genetic engineering that enables us to tap into this form of human expression or connection? Perhaps. But are we ready? What would it take for humanity to sustain such a psychic advancement? Although “Mind Masters” is purely fictional, it dives into some of the potential scenarios, both good and bad, that mental telepathy could bring. Its premise is not just about how we deal with others and their thoughts in our head, but how we manage our own thoughts, stories, beliefs, and even the lies we believe about ourselves and others. Could telepathy shatter our own personal, egoic reality? Or worse, what happens when one takes advantage of such a psychic connection to mind control others? Read Mind Masters and find out!

Learn more at https://www.BridgetMcQueen.com.



Chasing the Prophet: A Global Apocalypse Can Only be Prevented by the Courage of One Teen and His Loyal Dog
by Orson B. Wolf
$0.00, 404 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #7 in Technothrillers
What would you do if in order to save all humanity, only one man had to be sacrificed… and that one person were you?

As the fear of nuclear attack becomes more real than ever, the key to saving everyone's lives lies in the courageous relationship between a shy teenager and his loyal dog.

Our planet is on the verge of World War III and a cloud of paralyzing fear is drifting in the air.

While the leaders of the free world try to find a solution to the continuing crisis, the voice of The Prophet—a mysterious figure that has gathered momentum in the last few years—becomes increasingly louder.

The lives of thousands have already been saved thanks to his appearances in the media during which he issues timely warnings against natural disasters and dangerous events.

Within an already unstable security situation growing worse due to a deepening recession, an unemployed detective named Paul McBride is invited for a job interview. Paul suspects someone senior is behind this offer, perhaps even the prophet himself. The task given to Paul seems too easy: to follow a shy, introverted high school student named David who is always escorted by Max, his dog.

Soon the investigator finds out the young man is hiding a dark secret of far reaching consequences.

When David’s secret is discovered by evildoers, he finds himself with his back against the wall, forced to demonstrate incredible courage in order to save himself, his loved ones, and the entire human race. But… will that suffice?



Goodbye, Love
by D.C. Polk
$0.00, 211 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #59 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction
When Tony wakes up alone and finds that his hometown has been taken over by a gang hungry for ruthless violence, he will risk everything to find his one true love; his wife, Mandy.


The Shadow Minds Journal: A Dark Urban Fantasy
by Kia Carrington-Russell
$0.00, 310 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #2 in Romantic Fantasy

Blood. Lust. War. All rules are fair in the Underworld and killing is just for fun.

In the year 2986, rebirthed Vivian Lair is a prized Guardian contracted to uphold the treaty between angels and demons in the city of Shabeah.

Shifting into seven demons is one of the perks of the job. Taking orders and being under constant surveillance from Demon Lord, Haymen? Not so much. Involving herself with the Angel of War, Gabe? That was probably a mistake as well.

When a trail of bodies begin appearing at an orphanage on the outskirts of the city, Vivian must use her detective skills and hunt down those who orchestrated the attacks. Her discovery could lead to her own undoing, and, just maybe, the secrets behind the sacred and deadly text of the Shadow Minds Journal.

Will Vivian survive the fame, riches and games—all while appeasing the seven demons she’s contracted to?



Tomorrow: Science Fiction Mystery Tales
by E. C. Tubb
$0.00, 179 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #25 in Steampunk Science Fiction
'His reputation for fast-moving and colourful SF writing is unmatched...' - Michael Moorcock

From master storyteller E. C. Tubb comes six tantalizing tales of exploration and intrigue.

A heist gone wrong: what started off as stealing a new formula for the control of atomic fission ends in murder. Surely they must have had inside help; someone had given them the guard schedule and a plan of the laboratories. The only substantial clue was that one of the thieves had forgotten to shield his face.

Across his forehead was the dark streak of an indelible brand: the debtor’s mark! Private investigator Jim Carter knew that mark well, and it meant he was marked for death…

Other stories in the collection include:
The Pensioners
Sleeve of Care
Little Girl Lost
Fallen Angel
Full Five


Tomorrow provides six visions of man’s future by a master with a sharp eye for human weakness mirrored in the world of tomorrow.

Edwin Charles Tubb was a British writer of science fiction, fantasy and western novels. The author of over 140 novels and 230 short stories and novellas, Tubb is best known for The Dumarest Saga, an epic science-fiction saga set in the far future. He has used 58 pen names over five decades.


Pluribus
by Michael Kurland
$0.00, 219 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #165 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction
It is 73 A.D.—after Death, that is. Ninety percent of humanity has been wiped out by a cyclical plague, and rival factions are warring for control of a crumbling civilization.

Somewhere on the crumbling road between the Palisades Enclave in California and the remains of the Chicago Spaceport, a brightly painted wagon rumbles along on the last rubber tires in the world.

Itinerant peddler, part-time magician, and courier service for Earth’s last enclaves of scientific knowledge, Mordecai is an unlikely hero. But as Martian colonists send a vaccine to prevent the returning blight, the enclaves grant Mordecai the instructions to apply it. So begins his journey across the plains of the west, in secret and in fear, for all around are those who would be saved should he succeed, and those who would kill him to ensure he fails.

Futurism, medieval magic and the Old West, Pluribus is a delightful inquiry into man’s evolving place in the universe and his struggle to keep pace with progress.

Michael Kurland is the author of eleven novels and many short stories. His novel, A Plague of Spies won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar scroll. A native of New York City, he has travelled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has engaged in a variety of occupations other than writing, ranging from repossessing cars for a private detective agency to directing plays for a little theatre. He now lives in Berkeley, California.


Dear Leader's Factory of Beasts: Come in for the Eternal Feast
by L.K. Laskaris
$0.00, pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #1 in American Humorous Fiction

Here is a plate and here is a knife.

This bite will sate any lust for life.

But once you partake, you ought not stop:

You’ll die of decay and mold and rot.


Go ahead, take a nip, but mind the eyes,

Those cost double, as advertised.


Join Gwen on a tale of gluttony and greed.

Find the fine line between want and need.


A coming of age story, featuring a badass heroine, an unforgettable villain and a corrupted society, told through hand-drawn artwork and political satire against the backdrop of apocalyptic fantasy fiction.


  • Be advised, this book contains some strong language and adult themes.
  • Recommended for readers over the age of 12.



The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
$0.00, 41 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Post-Apocalyptic
In the future, most of humanity lives underground. People reside in individual rooms, communicating via remote messaging and rarely having personal contact. All delay needs are provided for by The Machine. Few dare to venture to the surface world, as most fear what they might find. One rebellious man, Kuno, sneaks to the surface, but is recaptured by the Machine. Kuno's mother, Vashti, has no interest in leaving her subterranean confines. Over time, peoples' dependence on the machine swells to the point of religious devotion. Eventually, a religion of worshiping the Machine develops. When the Machine begins to break down, few pay any heed until it is too late... 

Better known for his other literary works, such as A Room with a View, Howards End, and A Passage to India, "The Machine Stops" was the only story that E.M. Forster wrote in the science fiction genre. Still, the dystopian work has been prized by generations and has valuable insights for the modern world. Forster predicts the internet, social media and instant messaging, loss of resiliency and self-sufficiency, and social decline and disaster.


Relics
by Stephen L. Thompson
$0.00, 50 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #391 in 90-Minute Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
This work contains some profanity and sexual situations. It is intended for mature audiences only.

A plague that kills men has devastated the world’s population. Only a few thousand boys and men were able to be quarantined. But Mike Shay is the only man known to have a natural immunity to the plague. Therefore, he is practically the only man in a world of women. He spends his days reading, playing video games, and making the occasional sperm donation. Then Dr. Veronica Barrett shows up, disrupting what passes for his life. She says she’s there to investigate his “mental wellbeing,” but is there more to her visit?

Instead of the normal, adolescent, heterosexual male fantasy of being the only guy on a planet of women, “Relics” tries to give a more realistic view of Mike’s life.


Excerpt from “Relics.”

Zombie Zlayer 6 was your standard running through a zombie wasteland looking for supplies and survivors while blowing the heads off all the zombies you came across. As he shotgunned a group of zombies, someone knocked. Max raised his head and looked at the door, but Mike continued shooting until all the zombies were “fully” dead. Then he paused the game and called out, “Come in.”

A woman he’d never seen before walked into the room.

For several seconds she stood in the doorway, letting him look at her. He guessed she was about thirty. She had fair-sized breasts, light brown hair hanging to her waist, and wore a simple green blouse with jeans.

Part of Mike thought her beautiful, but that was quickly drowned out by the cynical part of his mind that suspected her purpose in being there. He set his jaw and turned back to the game.

“Mister Shay-”

“We had a deal.” Mike unpaused the game and went looking for more zombies.

The woman walked into the room, stopping by Max. She held her hand out. “Mister Shay, my name is Doctor Veronica Barrett.”

Ignoring her hand, Mike stated, “I already have a doctor.”

Veronica smiled and let her hand drop. “Yes, but not a psychologist. The Council sent me because they have become worried about your mental and emotional health.”

Mike sipped his beer. “I’m a guy. I’ll live.”

“Mister Shay, of the 7,645 males known to have survived the plague, you are the only one with a natural immunity. It is of vital importance we preserve your genetic legacy, and as such the Council gave in to your original demands. But things have changed in the past three years and the Council has decided to take another look at your arrangement.”

“Well, I like the arrangement the way it is. Go away.”

Veronica knelt down and began petting Max. “Mister Shay, given what is reported of your lifestyle,” she paused to nod towards the almost-empty beer bottle, “many on the Council have become concerned about your wellbeing. They sent me to study matters and to offer suggestions for any warranted improvements.”

Mike found a cache of shotgun shells and loaded up. “I have a suggestion. Leave me alone.”

Veronica sighed and stood. “It wasn’t easy for me to come here, you know. Only a handful know your true location, and they made me sign a dozen secrecy forms. I almost wasn’t allowed to visit you when a background check revealed that a second cousin I haven’t seen in over a decade is a member of an Amazon cult.”

Mike furrowed his brow for a moment, then saw a zombie. Once it no longer had a head, he paused the game again. He turned to Veronica and said, “Out of over three-and-a-half billion males on the planet, only 7,644 babies and boys – and a few men – were saved by quarantining them. Once the lunar base is built, they’ll be shipped up there to start a new branch of humanity living in space, away from the plague. Then there’s me. Alive and well, with no fear of the plague. And in a few generations, most of the people on Earth will be my descendants.”


Codename Redwolf
by Patrick Gaido
$0.00, 119 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Post-Apocalyptic
The people of Earth are struggling to evolve as a species due to a multi-billion dollar corporation hell-bent on world domination.

When a human named Jonathan Wolf is forced to retire from his decades of service in the Galactic Space Corps, his journey soon leads him to Earth after his homeworld is invaded and his father is killed.

There he discovers the truth about an advanced prototype nano-suit originally designed to combat the enemies that led him to Earth. With this suit, he forms a new identity using the codename Redwolf, a hero the people look up to when the planet faces its darkest era.


Newly Free Time Travel Kindle Books for 2020-10-28

As God's Fool
by Don Walters
$0.00, 263 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #99 in Time Travel Science Fiction
After Max's spacetime travels come to an end, God surprises everyone by naming him his problem solver. When Max discovers humans are a problem, and recommends a way to correct the hapless creatures, God remarks, "You talk as though you pity human beings."
"Ah, who wouldn't pity the likes of them?" replies Max.
Max's confident rapport with God develops from their dialogues in "As God's Fool." Max understands the value of rapport.
Before he was summoned by God, Max had been the owner of a successful bookstore in Southern California and a company called Friend, where trust and rapport enabled clients to confide their darkest secrets with him.
But being an agnostic loaded with questions that annoy God, why in heaven is Max chosen to fix the Almighty's problems? He would much rather serve as a jester or fool to ease God's pain as human beings continue to perpetrate wars and genocides on Earth.


Key Out of Time
by Nimra Watson
$0.00, 239 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Time Travel
There become a shading of rose in the pearl arch of sky, deepening on the
horizon meeting of sea and air in a rainbow tint of cloud. The lazy
swells of the ocean held the same gentle colour, darkened with crimson
veins where spirals of weed drifted. A rose international bathed in gentle
sunlight, understanding simplest mild winds, peace, and--sloth.

Ross Murdock leaned ahead over the threshold of the rock ledge to see down
at a seashore of first-rate sand, pale purple sand with here and there a glitter of
a crystalline "shell"--or have been those delicate, fluted ovals shells? Even
The waves got here languidly. And the breeze which ruffled his hair,
smoothed approximately his solar-browned, 1/2-bare frame, caressed it, did now not
buffet on its manner inland to stir the growths which the Terran settlers
called "bushes" however which possessed lengthy lacy fronds in place of real
branches.

Hawaika--named for the antique Polynesian paradise--a global apparently
without flaw except the diffused one of being too perfect, too welcoming,
too wooing. Its lengthy, uneventful, unchanging days enticed forgetfulness,
provided a life without effort. Except for the mystery....

Because this global become no longer the only pictured on the tape which had
delivered the Terran agreement team here. A map, a directing manual, a
description multi functional, that was the historical voyage tape. Ross himself
had helped to loot a storehouse on an unknown planet for a shipment of such
tapes. Once they have been the space-navigation guides for a race or
races who had dominated the famous person lanes ten thousand years in his own international's
past, a civilization which had long given that sunk again into the dust of
its beginning.

Those tapes lower back to Terra after their risk discovery, had been
studied, probed, deciphered via the high-quality brains of his time, shared out
by lot among already suspicious Terran powers, bringing into the
exploration of area sour rivalries and old hatreds.

Such a tape had landed their ship on Hawaika, a international of shallow seas
and archipelagoes as opposed to real continents. The agreement group had
had all the knowledge contained on that tape crowded into them, best to
find out that much that they had found out from it changed into false!

Of route, none of them had anticipated to discover here nevertheless the cities,
the civilization the tape had projected as existing in that lengthy-in the past
period. But no present island string they'd visited approximated those
at the maps they had seen, and up to now that they had not determined any hint that
any clever beings had walked, built, lived, on these beautiful,
slumberous atolls. So, what had come about the Hawaika of the tape?


Returning Monsters: A Professor Ann Harka novel
by Robin Stormond
$0.00, 144 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #3,095 in Mashup Fiction
The shriek echoed in his mind and for a moment he thought it was the dream again, reliving those dreadful nights of a dozen years past. Then the sound came once more, real and present and unmistakeable - the high inhuman wailing of the monster, and the screams of the man it was tearing to pieces...
Ashhere, the King's chief counsellor, turned to his master and spoke the words Hrothgar had hoped never to hear:
'Grendel has returned.'

Multiverse travellers Professor Ann Harka and her students Tara and Patrick enter an unexplored version of sixth century Denmark. They find a kingdom under a curse, troubled by the reawakening of a monstrous predator. And for the Professor and her students, old enemies lurk in the shadows...

As the hero Beowulf struggles with the monster that haunts King Hrothgar's golden hall of Heorot, can the Professor and her students defeat the malevolent alien force that controls it?


Islands In Time
by Michael McCann
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Time Travel
Thousands of years ago in the Zagros Mountains at the northern edge of the Fertile Crescent, a small village is raided by slavers. The only one to escape is a small boy who flees north. He is overtaken by lions. A passing aircraft of time explorers tries to rescue him but arrive too late to save him. Their plea to go back to save him is rejected by the Agency that controls the time portal. The small band of explorers, Sam Habib, son of a Lebanese merchant, Joanna Dzingira survival of the Medieval Black Death, and Sean Mulcahy, from a family wiped out by the Irish Potato Famine are left angry and frustrated.
The Agency sees Time Travel as a highway linking the past through the present to the future; a highway that needs to be watched and guarded. Yet to many of the agents time is more than a mere road. It is a crossing leading off to an infinite number of worlds. For them patrolling time would be like trying to play chess with an opponent who knows every possible move you might try to take. If time travel can exist then it must already exist for we who live in the past are bound to those who will dwell in the future, who if possessing time travel, will jealously guard its origins keeping it away from those too immature to understand it or to control it.
In purchasing the right to the portal the European Union sees it as a means of protecting itself from its rivals in Asia and the Americas. On one of the last of its overseas possessions, Pitcairn Island, it builds a portal. There in the remote waters of the south Pacific protected by a naval blockade it hopes to control time itself. The Agency created to build and manage the portal finds itself in the uncomfortable position of being caught between those anxious to explore the possibilities of time travel and those afraid of its possible threat to the world’s political and economic stability.
Agents are of two origins, Islanderss, orphans rescued from the past, trained to serve the agency and mainlanders, born in the modern world. Apart from these two groups one other, its numbers shrinking with every year, lives on Pitcairn, some of the original islanders. Soon there is only one left, Jane Christian living on her farm outside of the control of the agency. Keeping away from the agency Jane lives out her days, a woman who has never left the island. Her one companion is her adopted daughter Joanna Dzingira. The agency aware that is failing in its attempt to control time is also losing agents who one by one are disappearing into the past. The loss of Sean Mulcahy, Joanna’s lover, causes the Agency to offer Joanna a deal, to let her save the child they once rejected. In return she will travel into the past to find the missing agents. The agency gambles that her ties to both Jane and the child will keep her from defecting. Joanna agrees to search for the missing agents.


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The Singing Stones
by Juanita Coulson
$0.00, 177 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #5,742 in Colonization Science Fiction eBooks

“… A richly detailed construction…” C J Cherryh



A planet has been enslaved… and he is the only person who can set them free.

Geoff Latimer works for the Ethnic Federation to protect peoples unable to defend themselves against others — like Terrans, and Deliyans.

But when he finds himself in the eerie land of Pa-Liina, he encounters a strange power. What appear to be simple stones are in fact beacons of music, projecting sound and filling whoever encounters them with bizarre new sensations. The ethereal essence to these ‘stones that sing’ has caused an entire race of people to be enslaved.

Caught between the oppressor and the oppressed, Geoff is almost out of his depth.

With the aid of native Nedra, a priestess, Geoff finds himself solely responsible for the liberation of these burdened people. But he is not alone in this fight: Nedra speaks of a ‘Goddess’ who can offer Geoff and his companion Tahn guidance on their quest.

But can they complete their mission and break the people of Pa-Liina free from the control of their persecutors in time?

The Singing Stones is a gripping space opera and classic of the science-fiction genre, filled with heroes and villains on a quest to destroy one another.

Praise for Juanita Coulson:



“Coulson works on an enormous canvas — sometimes almost overwhelming. The characters are always memorable.” Marion Zimmer Bradley

Juanita Coulson is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has won several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband "Buck" (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958-1967; it won the award in 1965, thus marking Coulson as one of the very first women to be so honored.


Capricorn's Return: A Science Fiction Horror Short Story
by Austin P. Sheehan
$0.00, 20 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #38 in 30-Minute Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
A colony ship arrives in the Gamma Capricorni system, and Eshan is ready to make a home for himself on their new world. The colonists soon learn that the new world will not be so easily tamed.


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The Ember War (The Ember War Saga Book 1)
by Richard Fox
$0.00, 426 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (787 reviews), #1 in Space Fleet Science Fiction eBooks
The countdown to the invasion of Earth has begun.

A merciless alien race bent on human extermination has pointed its armada towards Earth. The countdown to their arrival begins.

A mysterious intelligence warns only a young scientist, Marc Ibarra, of our impending doom. Together, the two create a plan for humanity to survive the invasion. Even with the aid of advanced new technology, Marc is faced with a major problem. The plan—if it works—can only save a fraction of us.

Who survives? Who dies? How can humanity win the battle against almost certain annihilation?

With what will only be an ember of humanity left, will it be enough to rekindle our chance for survival and strike back at the Xaros?

The Ember War is the first novel in an epic military sci-fi series. If you like The Legacy Fleet by Nick Webb or Omega Force by Joshua Dalzelle, then you'll love this explosive adventure with nail biting sci fi battles across the stars. Read this now!



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Q&A with Richard Fox:

How would you describe The Ember War?
Battlestar Galactica meets Mass Effect. It is a story of first contact with galactic empires, some with our best interests at heart, others that see us as an infestation to be wiped out. Epic space battles, heroes and villains you'll never forget and just the right amount of humor to make you bust out laughing while you're reading in public.

Is the Ember War Saga complete?
The nine book series concludes with The Xaros Reckoning, and that end is both satisfying and uplifting. The Ember War universe continues with Terra Nova, the Dragon Award winning Iron Dragoons and the thrill packed Dotari Salvation.

Where’d you get the idea for The Ember War?
The stars are silent. We’ve had our ear to the sky for decades but we haven’t had a confirmed peep from any alien civilizations. There are three reasonable explanations: no one else is out there, we don’t have the right tools to listen, or something is silencing extraterrestrial civilizations as they start broadcasting.
If the third explanation is the right one, how could humanity save itself from that threat, and what if other aliens could help us?

What makes this unique?
I have a strong military background and that carries into my writing. I spent ten years on active duty in the US Army, and served two combat deployments to Iraq. I try and bring all the fear, doubt and pulse pounding adrenaline from war into my novels, and I hope it shines through for the readers.

If this was a movie, what would it be rated?
PG-13 for some language and intense action.


Atalan Adventures: Rats and Bolts
by R.M. Hamrick
$0.00, 58 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #8 in 90-Minute Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
"What Douglas Adams would have envisioned if he were a millennial."

In a universe of opportunities, Captain Frankie and the crew of the Atalanta Empress are coming up empty.

Their day started off OK, but a giant ship attacked their little ship; they lost their jobs to a gimmicky transport scheme; and their mechanic quit after they crash-landed on a planet overrun with an invasive rodent species.

OK, the rodents might be their fault.

The capture of a Kieron fugitive on the planet could finance their escape. Unfortunately, she’s a cunning saboteur, innovative thief, and simply, way out of the crew’s league.

Can Frankie lead an Earth widow augmented to carry heavy things, an unruly maned second-in-command, and two triplets with freaky mind powers on a venture beyond delivering tea towels? Or will they be devoured by space rats?

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets The Golden Girls in the first Atalan Adventures novella fueled by perpetually pregnant animals, passive-aggressive phone calls, and proponents of the Millennial Gratification Project. Perfect for fans of Barry J Hutchison, EM Foner, and Jay Key: loads of action and laughs.


Descendant of the Elders: (Blending Military Scifi & Fantasy Adventure) (Realm Blender Book 1)
by Gary Swaby
$0.00, 482 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #65 in Space Marine Science Fiction eBooks

Realm Blender #1 is the beginning of an advanced space economy colliding with a medieval magical realm. Get ready to experience a chronically ill space marine encountering Elves, dragons and a slew of magical creatures. Find out how a universe full of advanced technology and a realm full of powerful magic affect one another.


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Can Brandon Wardson overcome sickle cell anemia to save the future of two realms?

As a sickle cell sufferer living on Earth, Brandon never felt like he fit in. Living in a body plagued with chronic pains and being in a constant state of fatigue, alienated him from his peers that just couldn’t understand his plight.

That’s why he always dreamed of leaving Earth and exploring the Milky Way. Joining the Alliance space marine program was the cheapest ticket off of the planet.

After exhausting his efforts to become the best space marine he could be, Brandon was made Sergeant at the young age of 20. But his superiors still see him as a liability because of his physical limitations. Even his ex-girlfriend struggled to stick by him.

When Brandon is assigned on a mission to locate missing Alliance marines, he soon finds himself lost in the magical world of Relaun, where he bumps into some familiar faces; one of them being his ex. Someone Brandon knows well has gone rogue, and is seeking a way to uncover their lost magical powers and return to the Milky Way to overthrow the Galactic Alliance.

Brandon must endure his pain and gather enough support to put a dent in their plans; all while adjusting to a new realm full of magic and species that he never knew existed.

Descendant of the Elders is a scifi and fantasy mashup with a sickle cell warrior at the forefront!



Android Hunters (The Corli Saga Book 1)
by Jonathan Bergeron
$0.00, 459 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #10 in Science Fiction TV, Movie & Game Tie-In
Androids, android hunters, a crime syndicate, an alien cybernetic virus, and an android who doesn't know what she is...

Eighty-one years ago, androids broke free of the bonds humans used for control, massacred a planet, and became the most hated beings in all of creation. For the eighty years following, the elite four person teams of Android Intelligence and Removal Specialists (AIRS) have hunted down the androids, showing no mercy.

Now, eighty years after the first android hunters team was sent on the first hunt, AIRS Team 4 is involved in another hunt for one of the androids. Nearing the end of the hunt, with the android trapped, the hunters find out what it is like to be trapped.

In a closed down mine on the same planet, a group led by a disgraced android hunter kidnaps a young android named Corli.

Acting as an unknowing catalyst, Corli begins to change the course of three species, while what it truly means to be human is slowly illuminated to her.

Android Hunters is the first chapter in The Corli Saga, a fast paced, action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.

"I whole heartedly blame Kindle recommendations/countdown deals for inflicting more financial wallet pain."

"I was hooked at the first plot twist."

"Overall the book, caught my attention and certainly held it, if I hadn't been so busy, I would have finished it in a day easily. As another reviewer mentioned a quick chapter or a couple of pages quickly turned into at least twice that."



Origin of Storms (Forces of Empire Book 1)
by Tim Niederriter
$0.00, 603 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #36 in Galactic Empire Science Fiction eBooks
A thrilling race begins against a headwind.

Yajain explores the frontier as a scientist until her mission is canceled by the authorities.

She wants to keep traveling to escape the oppression of her past.

Clouds loom in the distance, hiding an alien threat to humanity.

Origin of Storms is an epic science fiction adventure in a universe unlike any other.


Starlog Magazine The Sci Fi Comics: April 2000
by William Shatner
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #75 in First Contact Science Fiction eBooks
Welcome aboard, new friends! May our journey together be long and wonderful...

You are holding the a magazine devoted to the field of science fiction in films and television: the realm that combines science, adventure, romance, and philosophy.

At its best, science fiction in the visual media creates worlds apart from our own, in which we can lose ourselves for a time while dwelling upon truths about the human condition that can be isolated by imagination and presented dramatically.

We constantly strive to give our readers the best, most exciting and beautiful magazine the science fiction world has ever seen.

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The Chronicles of Jegra: A Song for the Galaxy
by Tristan Vick
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #96 in Superhero Fantasy eBooks
A Space-Opera series for Adults!

THE WAR IS OVER, BUT JEGRA MUST FACE ONE FINAL CHALLENGE IN ORDER TO SECURE GALACTIC PEACE ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Peace is a fragile thing. As the empire is in mourning for their great loss, Jegra finally decides to put down her battle-axe. But as soon as she begins to focus on rebuilding, the evil terrorist Demeris Ferrison steals a neutron bomb and threatens to destroy and already crippled world and blame it on Jegra's incompetence.

Now, Jegra must race against a ticking clock (literally a time-bomb) and stop Demeris Ferrison's evil plot to disrupt galactic peace. If she fails, the entire galaxy will fall into civil war and disarray. If she can stop it in time, however, she will have secured galactic peace.

With her trusted friends by her side, Raven, Danica, Brei, Lycia, and Raphine including a host of Grendok's--they will all have one last great adventure in saving the galaxy!

What they don't suspect, however, is that Demeris Ferrison has enlisted the help of Hela and her band of rogue Lycia clones who are ready for a guerrilla war against Jegra and everything she's worked for.

Will Jegra and her crew find and disarm the bomb in time? Will they be able to defeat this new army of super-clones? And will Jegra finally get the lasting peace she's been fighting so hard to secure, or will the fanatic Demeris Ferrison destroy her dreams of a peaceful and united galaxy?

Find out in the exciting final installment of The Chronicles of Jegra: Gladiatrix of the Galaxy -- A Song for the Galaxy.

Fans of Star Wars, John Carter of Mars, and Red Sonja will be thrilled to the heavens with JEGRA: GLADIATRIX OF THE GALAXY where a woman made a slave discovers a greater destiny waiting for her in the stars.

Coming soon to audio-book.

Author's Note: Not suitable for people under 17 years old.

WARNING:

* Contains scenes of brutality and graphic violence, gladiator style.
* Contains consensual alien sex (Rater R) and is not suitable for children under 17.
* Contains radioactive space-squids that devour starships for breakfast.
* Contains highly unrealistic metal bikini armor which defies real-world physics.


SHORT FUSE
by Brent D. Seth
$0.00, 260 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #85 in Space Opera Science Fiction
Jason Miller slogs through life at minimum wage, content that a safe, but mediocre, existence is the best he can achieve. His plans, or lack thereof, change suddenly when an alien army conscripts him at random. Jason never realized how good things were in the dairy aisle until he views a galaxy in turmoil, teetering at the brink of war, dangling at the end of a very SHORT FUSE.
Wanting only to survive, Jason leaps at his first chance to escape and seeks refuge at the only safe port he can find, a neutral colony located between hostile borders. Things here are not as they seem. Many would-be allies recognize the valuable technology he carries inside his body, and everyone has their own agenda.
Jason begins to understand, too late, the truth surrounding his escape and presence at the colony. Manipulated from the beginning, he now finds himself at the center of the ancient rivalry between Empires. Armed with emerging talents, and a fierce devotion to his own irritability, Jason must resist the lure of this technology and focus on a responsibility greater than preserving his own skin. Only by embracing his humanity can Jason find the strength to reshape the galaxy. Billions of lives depend on the action he takes. To save them all, Jason employs an unusual approach…he lights the fuse.


Change of Plans Episode One
by Odette C. Bell
$0.00, pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #19 in Galactic Empire Science Fiction eBooks
She’s a runaway princess – he’s a runaway prince.
When Jupiter – the most important and hunted royal of the Orion Empire accepts a deal to kidnap a wayward princess, he shouldn’t accept. He does, and it drives him right into the arms of a galactic war. If he doesn’t keep his wits about him, it’ll thrust him into her arms, too. A problem, as Emilia Astrid is infected with a power to change everything.

Change of Plans is an action-packed space opera that throws two witty, wise-cracking royals halfway across the universe and back again. It’s sure to please fans of Odette C. Bell’s Rising Princess and A Plain Jane. This four-episode series is complete, so pick up the first installment today.


Aliens Space Future: Book 17 (cosmos)
by Maestro William Simpkin M-Caughey
$0.00, 30 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Space Opera
Space the planets the universe inhabitants on other worlds our future


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Sightings: Hillsdale UFO
by J. F. Rodo Rome
$0.00, 160 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #54 in First Contact Science Fiction eBooks
On a quiet day in March, 1966, seven eyewitnesses reported an unidentified flying object maneuvering over Livingston and Washtenaw counties in Michigan. Ordinarily, these reports might have been dismissed by officials as the work of cranks. But this time, the seven witnesses WERE officials -- police officers and sheriff's deputies from the two counties.

-- The Detroit News

This issue of Sightings explores the initially reported incidents of the 1966 “Hillsdale UFO”, as well as, the encounters, which remained hidden for decades. They are all now collected here, in one issue.

The tales told by those involved are disturbing, not only because of the experiences detailed with the UFO and/or “alien life” encounter, but, perhaps even more unsettling, was the blatant cover-up by the government that ensued.

Whether you believe in UFO’s or not, the federal concealment of this case was obvious and well-documented. Even, the lead investigator, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, had a change of heart late in life and confessed the government had pressured him to make statements as part of the Air Force’s Project Blue Book. The government skeptic in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind was based on Dr. Hynek, in which his “swamp gas” comments regarding the Hillsdale UFO made him a laughing stock and essentially ended his career.


Dial G for Gravity: A Sci-Fi Comedy (Brent Bolster Space Detective Book 1)
by Michael Campling
$0.00, 238 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #1 in Parodies

Brent Bolster has a particular set of skills.


Unfortunately, most of them have no practical application whatsoever.


Now, he's met his worst nightmare: an alien with a clipboard.
So begins the adventures of Brent Bolster and his ragtag coalition of associates. With a client in the shapely form of a gorgeous dame, a musclebound assistant, an alien with an attitude, and fish called Algernon, Brent uncovers a galactic conspiracy.

Meanwhile, a mighty warship is on its way. Affectionately known as The Skull by its crew of warlike Andelians, the ship causes all who see her to tremble. And in command is the notorious Admiral Norph, a warrior who makes Genghis Khan look neighborly.

The scene is set for a galactic confrontation.

Can Brent handle it?


Probably not. But it will be fun to watch him try.

You’ll get a kick out of this comedy because all sci-fi fans love a tongue-in-cheek reference.


Dial G for Gravity takes the world of an old-fashioned gumshoe and propels it into the future. But like all good sci-fi, it has something to say about the way we live now and where we’re headed.

So grab a pot of joe, fill your favorite Star Fleet mug, and start reading.


Praise for Dial G for Gravity

All from GoodReads reviewers.

I stayed up far later than intended to read more of it. Brent is fun, an idiot, but fun.

The humour is reminiscent of Douglas Adams novels and Red Dwarf.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it even more tongue in cheek then M.I.B.

It's funny, intriguing, there's hints of romance, plotting and tremors of intergalactic war. What more could you ask from your story?

This is a great book to read. The cast of characters are vivid, hilarious at times. And unique to say the least. A mystery in the form of a comedy. I loved it

A comic galactic mystery that's a cross between Red Dwarf, MIB and Ghostbusters, Mikey Campling's excellent novel Dial G for Gravity will have you rolling in the aisles, before checking under the bed and in the wardrobes for little green men, before you can relax and go to sleep tonight!

This book is such great fun. I especially liked the characters in it. They are so very believable and likeable too. I loved their quirkiness and personality flaws.

The story is compelling, the characters are three dimensional, it's complex and definitely un-put-down-able.

The humor is much more adult, dryer, with a more classic wit.


Veiled Heat: A SF Romance (The Heat Chronicles Book 2)
by Leigh Wyndfield
$0.00, 120 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #1 in First Contact Science Fiction eBooks
When the veil is finally lifted, the glaring light of truth will reveal what is real—and what could destroy them all.

Demoted and tossed into the farthest reaches of the universe, Trooper Callie Justice finds herself surrounded by the Ventura’s crew of slackers, dimwits and delinquents. The depressing realization that her career is over, combined with her uncontrollable lust for the ship’s sexy captain, confirms it—she’s losing her mind.

Captain Rafe Vantry led with his ego when he bet he could take the worst ship in the fleet and turn it around. But nothing on the Ventura works, least of all the crew—and the idea he’s going to lose seriously pisses him off. On top of that, the Relaxation Program has malfunctioned, matching him with an unknown woman for a night of anonymous sex. His strict sense of protocol forbids it, but the lure of losing himself in a woman’s body proves too great.

As things heat up between Callie and Rafe in the cool, silent darkness of the Relaxation Chamber, everything around them falls apart. A supervirus is running rampant, and Rafe’s suspicions of sabotage grow stronger when Callie’s personnel files mysteriously disappear.


The Superpower
by Philip Machanick
$0.00, 137 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #61 in First Contact Science Fiction eBooks
The US has a very strange president with a cult-like following. His skin is a tad orange and his hair looks like plastic. Evidence starts to emerge that he is actually a space alien in disguise. But the stronger the evidence gets, the more his base believe it’s fake news. Americans: is your president an alien in disguise, or just a very damaged human? What is his superpower? Who can tell? You certainly can’t if you don’t read this book.


Leaves are not very satisfying (Barajanusy Book 1)
by Daniel Endicott
$0.00, 130 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #136 in First Contact Science Fiction eBooks
The battle for the universe has turned. The once small colony on Barajanusy has pushed outward, and continues to move further off through space, pushing away the Nyble with increased proficiency.
That offensive moves to regions of unknown, into sectors where there are others with their own methods of resistance: Resistance that meets any that isn’t known.
Those resisting against a common enemy, don’t find that they are welcome.


Bravo Actual - a classic sci fi action thriller anthology: Massive boxset collection of science fiction
by Chris Lowry
$0.00, 601 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in Science Fiction Anthologies
What are you reading this weekend?
Want to stay up all night with a book you can't put down?

Start swiping this massive set of classic science fiction adventure from Chris Lowry that includes:

Temporary Merc - Reprobate
Star Squad Pogue
Keeping House - Backwods Station
Unass - Invasion Earth
Phalanx - Invasion Earth
and
Lunar Hustle - The Dipole Series

Each novel can be read as a stand alone or keep reading into the rest of the series.

Grab your collection and find a new favorite today


Sins and Other Worlds
by Eric Fomley
$0.00, 259 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #31 in Science Fiction Anthologies
Sins and Other Worlds is a dark Science Fiction short story anthology comprised of reprint stories from 30 talented authors. The stories range from deep space, alien planets, alternate realities and beyond. Most stories within are flash fiction interspersed with several longer works from both emerging authors and titans in the field. The anthology collects some of the best dark sci-fi in recent memory.

Sins and Other Worlds ToC (Ordered by Author Name)

Alex Shvartsman - The Far Side of the Wilderness

Alan Baxter - Once Was Lost

Christi Nogle - A Fully Chameleonic Foil

Christina Sng - The Assassin Program

Dennis Mombauer - The Dust Bathynaut

Douglas Smith - Nothing

Ed Ahern - The Service Call

Eric Choi - Most Valuable Player

George Nikolopoulos - The Sin of Envy

Gerri Leen - Floating in My Tin Can

Gregg Chamberlain - Apocalypse Beta Test Survey

Henry Szabranski - In The Maze Of His Infinities

Holly Schofield - Tough Crowd

James Dorr - The Cyclops

Jeremy Szal - When There's Only Dust Left

Jez Patterson - Between Two Distant Shores There Lies Space For an Ocean of Troubles

John Dromey - Death, Where Is Thy Sting

Ken Liu - The Plague

Kevin J. Anderson - Job Qualifications

Laird Long - The Last Racist

Liam Hogan - Remembrance Day

Lina Rather - Last Long Night

Michelle Ann King - God State

Mike Murphy - About Time

Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn - Benchwarmer

Rhonda Eikamp - Angels Behaving Badly

Robert Silverberg - Flies

Russell Hemmell - Tugship

Vaughan Stanger - The Eye Patch Protocol

Wendy Nikel - Memory Ward


The Flight of the Griffen: A Discovery Novel of New Sweden
by Kathryn Wyant
$0.00, 100 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > First Contact
The saga continues with C'thry and her crew traveling toward the human home system and tells of their adventures on the way.


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Fantastic Flash Fiction
by Liz Tuckwell
$0.00, 68 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #12 in Comedy
Bite size fantasy & SF stories

How long does a good story need to be?

Ten words? The length of a tweet? 100 words? More?

You’ll enjoy finding out in this collection of very short stories of fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Buy it now.

This collection was originally published under the author name of Anne Wrightwell.


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The Last American: A Fragment from The Journal of Khan-li, Prince of Dimph-Yoo-Chur and Admiral in the Persian Navy
by John Ames Mitchell
$0.00, 109 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Military
"The Last American" by John Ames Mitchell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Into the Light
by S J Marsdon
$0.00, 294 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #34 in Technothrillers
After waking in a forest with no recollection of how she got there, Hayden Glass finds herself on the run from creatures that appear not quite human. Upon reaching her last recalled address, she learns that she was thought to have died eight years earlier. Hayden cannot account for her missing years, the changes in her appearance, her new abilities nor why the creatures seem determined to capture her. The last thing Hayden can remember is being stranded on the side of the road in her car and a creature running from a beam of light towards her.

What happened to her after she was taken into the light?


ASTROSYNCHRONICITY Earth's Forgotten Watchers: The Return
by Zalien Vufo
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #33 in Hard Science Fiction
Humans on planet Earth experience the same dreams simultaneously.

NASA aims their new spectrum telescope and observe a UFO hovering above planet Earth. The UFO crashes on Earth.

Dron, amateur astronomer, accidently discovers the crashed UFO and two life forms.

The military is quickly approaching the crash site.

Who are the Watchers?

Why are they watching?





The Incredible Adventures of Jet Black and his Starship Crew: A Starshipwriter Story
by Caelin Day
$0.00, 107 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #154 in Space Fleet Science Fiction eBooks
How can a war hero; a man who has spent most of his life on the wrong side of the law, and a disinherited heiress settle down to work together as an unexciting interplanetary couriers service?
If problems with the Galactic Militia, Insurance fraud, assorted gangsters, and a tycoon who wants them dead for stealing his private starship isn’t enough, they have made themselves a target of a vicious alien. They soon find out that delivering parcels is anything but boring.
Join Jet and his crew as they struggle to stay honest, make a dollar and try to stay alive…


The Legend of the Kumiho : Hungbu and Nolbu
by Quazi Faisal
$0.00, 136 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Military
Inspired by two Korean folklore; The Legend of the Kumiho follows a young brave decorated Korean solider, Hungbu, on a special military convoy to transport top secret military “asset” to a secret research base to NextGen Facilities, a private Korean military company who is headed by Noblu, who is Hungbu’s twin brother.

With thunderous storms rains down on the convoy causing Hunglu and his squad members to uncover the mysterious ‘asset’ they were expected to transport.

A Kumiho.

The mythical nine-tailed wolf.

Suddenly Hungbu along with his girlfriend, Eun, who is also decorated soldier also on the convey find themselves wrapped in a mysterious conspiracy between the borders of South and North Korea.

Why does the government have a Kumiho!

What is the Kumiho?

Where does it come from?

Why is Hungbu’s mad scientist brother Noblu’s company NextGen involved?

Hungbu and Eun will soon unravel Nolbu's plans which has dire consequences for both South and Northern Korea.

A monstrous predator is on the loose, and no one—not even Hungbu’s elite military squad—is safe. Can Hungbu and Eun stop a malevolent supernatural beast whose powers rival the entire Korean military?

It's a Darker and more fast paced than Kat Cho's Gumiho series.




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Princess Lost (Hybrid Royals: Fire and Ice Book 1)
by Serenity Rayne
$0.00, 212 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (57 reviews), #1 in Occult Magic
Dreams are a funny thing: sometimes, they're just for fun. Sometimes they give us a hint into our future, and sometimes those dreams show you who you are fated to be with. My blonde mate haunts my dreams every night for twenty years. It's not until I show my best friend, Ladon, my dream, that I find out who my mate is.
Our destiny will soon be decided.
Will I be able to hold it together for forty-eight hours or will her presence send me over the brink? I have to make it to the mating ceremony without burning the kingdom to the ground.


Scion of War: Dawn of Darkness
by Christopher A Jones Eric J Mccowan
$0.00, 217 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #100 in Science Fiction Adventure
An ancient alien prophecy has begun to unfold, and those who dwell on Earth have no way to escape its wake. Analyst Robert Goodhall tips the first domino by discovering his own name on the government’s “Human Weaponry” list, terrified, he flees and quickly becomes the hunted… Meanwhile, Dr. Byron Scott inadvertently recovers a body from the Arctic Ocean inscribed with mysterious symbols.
On a distant planet a king’s son follows in the footsteps of the legendary Carniege, the bringer of destruction. His belligerent lust for rule initiates a war that will forever fuse the galaxies
Weaving together dynamic characters with brilliant action C. A. Jones and E. J. McCowan craft a mind blowing saga of betrayal, destiny and the fierce struggle for supremacy that spans the universe.


The Titan Strain (Genetics Chronicles Book 1)
by Virginia Soenksen
$0.00, 196 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #14 in Cyberpunk Science Fiction
The city of London is beginning to rebuild from the ashes of the Third World War. Ruled by the fascist Libertas Party, the city is a desolate landscape of crime, corruption, and illegal genetic modification that turn humans into animalistic mods. Ineffectually policed, mods blend into normal society by day and rule the ruins beyond the city limits at night. People frequently go missing in this world, and those who want to survive must close their eyes to the crimes committed on their streets.

Within the city lives Liane, a girl trained since childhood to be an unfeeling, unthinking killing machine known as an Agent. Beautiful and deadly, Liane exists in a world of constant surveillance and brutality, living only to carry out the orders of the all-powerful Agency. This secret government organization enforces the laws of Libertas, killing anyone who threatens the tenuous peace within the country. Liane’s only human contact comes in the form of her Handler, Damian, who demands perfect obedience from her and desires for them to be far more than Agent and Handler. Chafing under the rules of the Agency, Liane secretly longs for a normal life and steals away to the ruins to spend time with the mods.

But when mods begin to turn up murdered and mutilated around the city, Liane finds herself wanting to help protect the people who have been her only friends. Working alongside Seth, a young police officer on the Genetic Modification Task Force, Liane defies her Handler in an effort to find the killers. Together, Liane and Seth weave their way through the dark world of cyberpunk London, following whispers of the next genetic advancement known as the Titan Strain.


The Memory Keeper: A Science Fiction Mystery (The Memory Thief Series Book 6)
by Sarina Dorie
$0.00, 134 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #6 in Native American Literature

Steampunk. Mystery. Romance.



Shion was once an orphan of Ainu descent living in a Japanese neighborhood on Lexington Moon Colony. Adopted by a kind Irish family and given the name Sean McMurphy, he thought he had left his old life and old ways behind. When he is unexpectedly invited to serve as translator on an expedition of the newly discovered planet of Aynu-Mosir, he is thrust into a culture he had hoped to forget.

Sean stumbles upon an ancient technology which may explain how the ancestors of the first space explorers arrived on the planet using steam-powered technology. It seems the luck of the Irish is with him, and he might even earn a reward.

Instead, he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He must prove his innocence by giving another his memories using the medicinal herb, memory moss. If he cannot learn to embrace the ways of his people and demonstrate he isn’t a thief, he may be sentenced to death.

This book is a stand-alone, fine to read out of order with the rest of the series.

Experience steampunk across the farthest reaches of the galaxy.


Orinstar
by Peter Helton
$0.00, 450 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #210 in Epic Fantasy
In a world wrought with darkness and swarming with the evil forces of the dark lord, Únghôr, the realm of Angâron is the last bastion of free peoples, not yet under Únghôr’s dominion.

A dwarf by the name of Dáblik, escaping a losing battle on the continent of Táres, is sent by the wizard Vîndhar through a World Gate to Angâron in search of Ándra who, unbeknown to himself, holds the key to saving Angâron from destruction.

Dáblik finds Ándra lingering in the debtor’s jail of the local baron. The dwarf enlists the help of Sórin, Ándra’s closest friend, to break him out and their hopeless quest begins.

With the help of the mysterious and enchanting witch, Élhima, and the down-at-heel conjuror, Rôkin, they manage to escape from the baron’s prison and flee into the vast Latwood.

Yet it is not only the baron’s men who hunt them; the real danger stalking them is a nárôgh, a terrifying dark mage, sent by Únghôr to devour Angâron’s last hope. Hard on their heels too are other servants of the enemy, and not all are easily recognised (or as ugly) as woodgoblins and tunnel ogres.

To his dismay Ándra finds that his fate is closely bound up with that of the witch Élhima and the desperate fight to defend Angâron.

Together they must uncover a repository of power called the Ôrinstar, their only hope to defeat the forces now being mustered against Angâron.

But what is the Ôrinstar?

And how can they hope to find in time a thing they know so little about?

As the world darkens around them and they are pressed hard by the agents of the enemy, they must learn to rely on each other’s strengths and talents, make strange alliances and learn to tread dangerous paths.

Venture Press is a new science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, launching in September 2015. Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. It was originally founded in 2011 by Matthew Lynn and Richard Foreman. They have had a great deal of success in publishing, promoting and selling ebook editions of works by new authors as well as bringing out ebook editions of out of print books.


Assassin Hunter: a Novella
by Drew Briney
$0.00, 84 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (27 reviews), #9 in Teen & Young Adult Science & Technology Fiction eBooks
When a high-tech assassin is captured by a lithe little teen and her thugs, Vaya Sage questions his memories and launches the messiest blood bath of his career. But will the reality he unravels be less believable than memories he never questioned?

Although short, this novella packs a punch as it explores the inevitable challenges of a futuristic world where memory implants, memory erasures, and maybe even magic are a reality. Action packed with carefully researched world building, Assassin Hunter will leave your brain scrambling to vainly guess the ending while hanging on the edge of your seat. Fans of X-Files and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files are in for a treat as they meet Vaya Sage and the craftiest nemesis he's encountered so far. Blurring the lines between dark fantasy, science fiction, and crime thrillers, this novella is uniquely poised to become a favorite.

What readers are saying:

Grabbed me around the throat and wouldn’t let me breathe!
… on the edge of your seat, nail-biting, exciting read! Try it, I think you are gonna love it! Connie on Amazon

A short but powerful story. Can’t wait for another book by this talented writer. Jackie's Reviews on Goodreads

Buy This Book! You Won’t Regret It!
I really enjoyed this work … and found it very hard to put down. Assassin novels are one of my favorite stories to read and he didn’t disappoint. JD Penley on Amazon / Goodreads

Delightfully twisted. I could easily see it on The Twilight Zone. It’s great to find an author who can do justice to this kind of story. An intelligent and entertaining story. Patricia Terry on Audible / Amazon

It is an interesting, intelligent and actually believable story that drove me to read it twice. Highly Recommended. Andrea Stoeckel on Goodreads

Expertly told with some emotional content and an assassin with a tinge of conscience. There is a full ration of action and no little amount of murder and blood. Robert Krueger on Amazon

Dark, visual, interesting – and, frankly, frightening. Well worth reading. Norma Miles on Audible

Captivating Story
Wow … The story was a whole different level of telling. I didn’t expect the twist and turns … the character development was … like John wick where you feel the lives and backgrounds of certain characters - you just want to know more. Gabriel Gomez on Audible

Packed with action and solid characters. Terrific for a long run or a long drive. Lane on Audible

Very easy rating of 5 stars. Tony Parsons on Amazon

Such a talented author! This is a must-read! Faith Nightingale on Prolific Works

A Mind-altering and Puzzling Adventure!
A very captivating read that keeps you guessing about what is really happening. The blending of magic and advanced technology is unique. … you want to read more.
Paul Sabin on Amazon


Those Demented Children: Gavrilo Princip and the Plot against Franz Ferdinand
by Paul Harris
$0.00, 165 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #2 in History of Austria & Hungary
In the summer of 1914, as overburdened diplomats anxiously bustled between the capital cities of Europe, the Serbian government asked the world how it was that they could be held responsible for the actions of “those demented children” of Austrian territory. Those “children” were a group of Bosnian activists called the Young Bosnians, belonging to a former Ottoman colony that had recently been annexed by Austria-Hungary, and who one sunny June day assassinated Franz Ferdinand, the Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, so providing the pretext for the First World War and the resultant carnage. This is the story of those “children”, their influences and the times in which they lived. Although much of the narrative is drawn from documented historical events and most of the characters retain their original names and actions, their words and motives have, in many cases, been contrived in order to drive a hypothesis that is neither original nor completely implausible. In fact, conspiracy theories have forever shadowed the events here represented.


IN A BLACK BALLOON: Cycles I & II
by Matthew John Wilkinson
$0.00, 81 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #114 in Two-Hour Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
There is no life but human life.

The entire barren universe is within reach via Fold Tech. The United Intergalactic Colonies have laid claim to hundreds of planets. Earth is a barely habitable wasteland. Political power is centralized in the Jovian Subsystem of Sol.

Spanning generations and the cosmos, a plot is revealed that could overthrow the U.I.C., and the Milton family is at the heart of it all…

Moving in recurrent cycles between a secretive Voidship captain, a reclusive scholar, a bodyguard to the Colonial President, an explorer in the early days of Fold Tech, a government torturer, and a mysterious source casting its objective eye over the whole of the Sol System’s people, this series examines what it means when humans become aliens to themselves.

Equal parts Star Trek and Infinite Jest, this is a work of horror, degradation, morality, and redemption. This is a series about the only life we know. This is what it’s like inside the Void.

The first of 10 exciting issues!

Enjoy the series episodically, or purchase every cycle in a single bundle Special Edition at a reduced price.


Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles
by Eric S. Fomley
$0.00, 112 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #52 in Science Fiction Anthologies
Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles is an anthology of drabbles, stories of exactly 100 words in length. Within these pages are 101 tales of dark fantasy, horror, and science fiction from 86 new and veteran voices of speculative fiction. This anthology combines both original fiction and reprints, with a majority of original fiction, celebrating the power of micro flash fiction in the form of dark plots and themes.


A diversity of creatures
by Rudyard Kipling
$0.00, 376 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #115 in Action & Adventure Short Stories
Do you like short stories? You´re going to love this book!

A Diversity of Creatures was published in 1917, but most of the stories predate World War I.

In this book you could find:
  • Great literary speeches
  • Fantasy and adventure
  • Many fiction characters
This is a book you must have in digital version, so just clic on buy to get it!


Lineage: A Novel (Lineage Series Book 1)
by Michael Paul Hurd
$0.00, 252 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #73 in Alternative History
Tracing a family tree back more than a couple of generations is a challenge. It takes significant research and analytic skills to debunk genealogical information that may have been passed down verbally from generation to generation. However, once a string of details start falling into place, skeletons begin emerging from unsuspected places. This book uses some of those skeletons as the basis for historical perspectives of distant relatives, some as far back as 15 generations. The author took great care to ensure that the premise of the book was fictional, even though some of the situations described herein actually happened. In other words, a seamless blend of facts and reality. The stories are told in a series of vignettes and are not in chronological sequence. It was inspired in part by the works of Sara Donati and James Michener.


11:59
by Luna Kayne
$0.00, 9 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in 15-Minute Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
Sometimes our stories write themselves.

A writer struggles with the inevitable outcome of her story as it hurtles toward the only conclusion it can.

This is a short piece of flash fiction by multi-genre author, Luna Kayne.


The Raven Key: Book one of the Light-Bringer Series (The Light Bringer 1)
by Dion Kelly
$0.00, 536 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #42 in LGBT Fantasy
To dream is like having a tiny piece of magic inside your mind.
A dream can be a terrible cherished secret, or it could be a horrifying unconscious retelling of past events.
Hawk couldn’t tell if he was awake or asleep.
Not since he touched the key, not since it started whispering, in its lovely-dreadful voice.
“Light-Bringer, Light-Bringer.”
Reality felt like a nightmare.
His dreams felt like a story.
He had to figure it out; he had to understand why he was called this—this Light-Bringer.
Three pieces of a key.
Three pieces to make a whole—to tell him the truth.
An old god watches him from the shadows; it watches as Hawk steps closer to the trap it set.
Three pieces of a key.
Three pieces until it’s vessel is ready.
The Light-Bringer.


Dust to Ashes: Book One (The Dust to Ashes Series 1)
by Sedona Capellaro
$0.00, 350 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #596 in Dystopian Science Fiction
The Green War has ended. Lilah Corlin made sure of that when she lit the world on fire. The cities and towns along the coasts were reduced to ash. Radiation soaked Deadlands fill the middle of what was once a great nation. Queen Corlin rules it all along side the monsters who crawled out of the darkness to guide her as she builds a new world on the backs of people like me. I have been turned into something else, something I no longer recognize when I look in the mirror. They say humans are dying out and what remains is only a shadow of what we once were. The scars along my spine and inside my soul are a reminder of everything I lost to survive. I want to run away and hide, but I cannot abandon my new found family or the man I love. I must force myself to stand tall and now the monsters can see me. After what I have become, I am a monster, I am The Angel of Death. Maybe that’s why The Resistance is calling for me to join them. Because, to fight against the monsters who rule over us, we must become the monsters.


IN A BLACK BALLOON: Cycles III & IV
by Matthew John Wilkinson
$0.00, 130 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #622 in Dystopian Science Fiction
The saga continues... The second of 10 exciting issues!

There is no life but human life.

The entire barren universe is within reach via Fold Tech. The United Intergalactic Colonies have laid claim to hundreds of planets. Earth is a barely habitable wasteland. Political power is centralized in the Jovian Subsystem of Sol.

Spanning generations and the cosmos, a plot is revealed that could overthrow the U.I.C., and the Milton family is at the heart of it all…

In this issue:
Cmdr. Juan Foster learns the consequences of his actions aboard the U.C.S. Castor; Esteban delves deeply into the complex history of the United Intergalactic Colonies; Harlow recounts why, as a child, he came to be afraid of the dark; the Pale Horse's captain presses his strained crew beyond the Asteroid Belt; how the Subject arrived in Brigham's captivity is revealed; and a mysterious source casts its objective gaze over the whole of the Sol System's peoples.

Moving in recurrent cycles, this series examines what it means when humans become aliens to themselves.

Equal parts Star Trek and Infinite Jest, this is a work of horror, degradation, morality, and redemption. This is a series about the only life we know. This is what it’s like inside the Void.

Issue 2 of 10! Enjoy the series episodically, or purchase every cycle in a single bundle Special Edition at a reduced price.


The Blind Spot
by Homer Eon Flint
$0.00, 348 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #1,664 in Science Fiction
"The Blind Spot" by Homer Eon Flint, Austin Hall. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Great War Syndicate
by Frank Richard Stockton
$0.00, pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #1,722 in Science Fiction
"The Great War Syndicate" by Frank Richard Stockton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Black Skulls: Steampunk Alternative History Science Fiction Adventure (The Adventures of Jayden Banks and the Jameson Twins Book 2)
by R.E. Rowe
$0.00, 226 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #5 in Children's Pirate Action & Adventure
Black Skulls is book two in the Jayden Banks and the Jameson Twins Adventure Series. A dynamic steampunk, alternative history, sci-fi western adventure with pirates in battleships that can fly. Best described as Back to the Future meets Wizard of Oz.

When Spring Tide Masons Jayden, Parker, and Nora are asked by Emperor Ruchbah9 from Andromeda to destroy a growing space anomaly that is threatening to obliterate their universe, they are teleported to a parallel-dimension universe with an alternate history of Earth. The trio find themselves on a strange present-day version of Earth at a place called Lake Tahoe. In this alternative history parallel-dimension universe, the California and Nevada territories are at war with convicted pirate descendants who have been repressed and forced to live in a resource-depleted territory of Lake Tahoe.

The three Spring Tide Masons must first find each other, then solve difficult clues to locate special gemstones and activate a steampunk transporter machine hidden in Black Skull territory that can send them back to their universe. With a crooked lawman named Double Jack on their trail and a mysterious energy being trying to help them, the three are nearly out of time. If they end up stuck in the middle of the Black Skull war, if they are caught and thrown into jail by Double Jack, or if the Ga find them, they won't return home in time and the anomaly will destroy their home universe along with everyone they know.

Can they solve the clues, activate the machine, and get back home in time to stop the anomaly? Will Jayden Banks find out why the energy beings have taken an interest in him? Will our three heroes survive to experience a new adventure in a book 3? Let’s find out. Game On!


The D.E.W Files Volume 1
by Jonathan Tate
$0.00, 463 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #6 in Superhero Fantasy eBooks
The D.E.W Files
Journey into a world where enhanced individuals walk among regular people. Some are born with these abilities whilst others stumble into them. One thing remains constant however, there will always be people willing to fall on the opposite side of the law and for every person who tries to become a hero, others turn to a darker path.
With stories set across the globe, The D.E.W Files cover the lives of these people, both individually and collectively, as they attempt to do what’s right whilst dealing with what it means to be a hero.
The D.E.W Files Volume I
The D.E.W Files Volume one brings together the first six tales in the series and follows six individual heroes as they grow from humble origins to becoming saviours of the world. Volume one includes: The Imp, Sparkman: The New Dawn, Molotov: City of Fire, The Imp 2: Rise of the Banshee, Droplet: Force of Nature and Alpha Squad.
The Imp
Tim White is an ordinary man living in a city of crime however one night changes everything. Imbued with superhuman strength on the same night that his parents’ die in a fire, he sets out to find the truth behind their deaths. Unable to achieve anything as himself, he must become the inhuman Imp and wade his way through the filth of his city to gain justice. However whilst some view his actions as heroic, others worry that the Imp may be worse than the mob rule which he looks to destroy...
Sparkman: A New Dawn
When a soldier, Ethan Carter, is struck by lightning he gains the ability to control electricity and becomes the army’s greatest weapon, Sparkman. Thrust into the fight against the terrorist organisation the New Dawn, Ethan discovers that his very existence has changed the rules of warfare and the enemy is working towards producing soldiers like him. They need stopping but could the answer to all his problems really lie with a young girl kidnapped by the New Dawn fifteen years earlier…
Molotov: City of Fire
Tyrone Johnson has always been different. The fact that he can control fire saw to that. When tragedy hits at the heart of everything Tyrone holds dear he joins the radical Pumas in their fight for equality. Amongst them he finds a home as Agent Molotov but slowly as the city is dragged deeper into a vicious circle of violence, Tyrone finds that both sides of the fight have issues and he might just be the only person capable of leading them out of the mire…
The Imp 2: Rise of the Banshee
When a new threat emerges to terrorise the Imp’s city in the form of the Scare Bear, the Imp finds himself against an enemy the likes of which he has never faced before. Adding to his trouble is the fact that a new masked figure known as the Banshee stalks the streets hunting the Imp down for his crimes. Caught between two powerful individuals Tim’s life is about to be turned upside down especially when his darkest secret is revealed…
Droplet: Force of Nature
Lily Ayers’ life as a courier is about to change. Ambushed by the most notorious bandit of the time she’s left for dead. Miraculously Lily survives although her life has forever been changed. Now with the ability to control water she sets off in pursuit of the man who wronged her. Unfortunately for Lily her actions bring her to the attention of Sam Naughton and the D.E.W. With her abilities developing and the government requiring her cooperation, Lily is thrown into a world which she previously knew nothing about…
Alpha Squad
When a necromancer calling himself the Black Dragon threatens to destroy humanity as we know it, General Hogg knows it’s time to act. Unfortunately he knows that Sparkman and Droplet may not be enough. Facing impossible odds he must turn to others for help and try to manage the egos of Molotov, Lynx, Destiny and the Imp with each potentially being more dangerous than the Black Dragon himself. Against all odds the only hope for humanity is a group of six extraordinary individuals who, even together, may not be enough to save the world…


The Divide Boxed Set: Darkness Descends & The Between Times
by Marta Moran Bishop
$0.00, 169 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #41 in Alternative History
Marta Moran Bishop’s Darkness Descends is powerful, gripping work! It’s a compelling, sometimes scathing prequel to her first series title, The Between Times. Set in a dystopian city-state, Bishop indicts a patriarchal oligarchy that feeds a rape culture at the same time as it plots the overthrow of the rule of law with the anarchic rule of a well-managed mob psyche. The Roman people were given bread and circuses. The crowds in Darkness Descends are handed Rebecca, Jewell’s mother, and a crucial charter character of the series, who faces public torture, humiliation, assault, and finally, auto-da-fé, burning at the stake, which she accepts as her fate as the ultimate sacrifice for a greater good. Bishop pulls no punches. The blows land all the harder when one realizes she is not working solely from imagination. She has incorporated into her literary tapestry the warp of today’s culture, with the weft of actual history, including a chilling early Twentieth Century plot by brutal American financial moguls to overthrow the United States government. Who knew?! This book is devastating. I’m praying for an uplifting third installment to arrive in my Kindle soon, but given Bishop’s dim view of humanity and history, I’m not holding out too much hope for a Pixar ending. Every win in Bishop’s world comes at a great price, and the brilliant Darkness Descends is no exception. Of course, I absolutely can’t wait to see what Bishop will come up with next!
Robert Blake Whitehill, Author/Screenwriter - The Ben Blackshaw Series

What if...for the first time in the history of the United States we took a social and economic nose dive into oblivion? THE BETWEEN TIMES is just such a scenario. A story that reads like a folk tale from the past, but in reality is a fantastic possibility based on the choices available to us today.

The premise is nothing short of an incredible imagination as modern day Chicago fades into an evil darkness separated by a wall. A separateness ruled by the upper society that isolates and mistreats the poor. These less fortunate people, in a short amount of time find themselves forced to live in the lower communities suffering from mistreatment comparable only to the concentration camps during WWII. Women are no longer human beings, but are nothing more than breeding animals kept only to prevent extinction of the race. The conditions are bleak and seemingly hopeless.

It is the belief in a Legend that becomes the driving force behind the survival. A young girl named Jewel, living in the captivity of this devastating socioeconomic environment, is the dream. She manifests hope and magic from within this beautiful tale.

Fantastical, Magical, & Mystical in a story that will make you believe it is about a long forgotten past, but in reality is a possible future! I wholeheartedly recommend this remarkable highly imaginative novel!




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Notes and Tips


I started making these lists for my own use in 2013 when an Amazon policy change gutted all of the web sites that listed free Kindle books. Before the policy change, those sites would get some amount of compensation for directing people to the Amazon web site. After the policy change, they lost all compensation for the month if most of their referrals that month were for free books. So most of those web sites stopped listing the free books.

I use the description "newly free" for these book lists. That means I won't list a book again if I've listed it recently. There are so many books that are permanently free, or frequently free, that it makes it difficult to find "newly free" books manually looking through the Amazon search results. There are just too many repeats every day. But I have included the links to those Amazon searches on the category headers, so you can always click the link to see the full list if you'd like. My process just extracts the "newly free" books from those search results, by keeping a record of books I've listed in the past.

The lists are designed for easy navigation through the books. Clicking on the blurb of any given book will bring the next book in the list up to the top of the screen. This makes it easy to quickly go through them one-by-one. Each category header has an index of the various categories available, and also shows the number of books available in each category. Clicking on the category header itself will bring up the full Amazon search listing of free books for that category.

If you're in Canada, Germany, or the UK, clicking on the "CA" or "DE" or "UK" link in the top right hand corner of the document will change all of the book links from USA to Canada or Germany or the UK. But they may not be free there as they are in the USA. Usually, but not always.

If an author classifies their book as belonging to multiple genres (e.g. fantasy, horror), it will only be listed in the first genre that I process. I process the sub-categories of a major category first, so that the book will be listed in the more specific category.

The rating and # of reviews will be highlighted green to flag ratings above 4.5 stars with more than 50 reviews.

Horizontal bars above the blurbs may be red. You can ignore that. They're just reminders to me that I have already purchased that book.


Free book searches on Amazon

Three ways to search for free (or Prime) books on Amazon:

Currently, there are about 90,000 free Kindle books, a thousand "Prime Reading" books, and over 1.6 million "Prime Eligible" books. With only a few exceptions, "Kindle Unlimited" means "Prime Eligible". "Prime Reading" offers unlimited loans per month, while "Prime Eligible" is just one loan per month.

From the initial search results, you can drill down into categories and use any of the left navigation bar filters.

Those same searches with a keyword:

Click on the "search" part of the "results for" line and you can change the search term to whatever you desire. Then you can continue as before and use the normal drill-down and/or filter choices.


Reddit Groups

There are two Reddit groups that regularly have free Kindle books listed:

Kindle Freebies
Free E-Books


eReaderIQ

The eReaderIQ web site is a price tracking service for Kindle books. It allows you to set up watch lists for books and authors, and then they will send you an email alert when a book reaches a certain price, or an author has a book with a price reduction.


BookBub

The BookBub web site will send you email alerts with handpicked recommendations on books, for your selected genres. Some are free, others just have price reductions.


Galaxy Magazine

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980, and they are now offered free online:

https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine?sort=-date

​They can be downloaded as mobi files for the Kindle as well as being read online.​ Used to be one of my favorite SF magazines. I almost always had one with me when I was in high school.


Overdrive

If you're more interested in mainstream books, check to see what options you have from your local library. Many use the Overdrive or Libby sites to loan out Kindle books. If that's not available to you, or your local library has a limited collection, the "Free Library of Philadelphia" has an extensive Overdrive collection, and an out-of-state library card is only $50 per year. Less than half the price of KU.


Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg, founded in 1971, is an Internet archive of free public domain books, created via a volunteer effort that digitizes and archives such books. You can download the Kindle format of a book and then transfer the book to your Kindle directly using a USB cable or by emailing it to your Kindle via its Send-to-Kindle email address using your email client or something like the Amazon Send-To-Kindle tool or an eBook management tool like Calibre.


Notifications

Notifications of new listings will be made in various GoodReads discussion groups (e.g. Amazon Kindle), as well as on the Reddit FreeEBOOKS group. There is also an RSS Feed.

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