New free Space Opera Kindle books for 2018-02-21:

Scavengers: Dark Dreams
by Allan J. Stark
$0.00, 54 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #117 in > Children's eBooks > Action & Adventure
Dark Dreams
Nea is always requested by the Scavengers, when the salvation of a supposed treasure, could be dangerous. Nea is a skillful hunter and can handle almost any hostile organism. For her, as a self-confident young woman, it makes sense, to work alone on her missions. But her current job could be more dangerous than anyone before. A mission, in which she will face an enemy, that is far more powerful, than she can imagine ...

The Scavengers
This is the name, given to the gangs of fortune seekers and adventurers, who search for treasures and secrets, in the legacies of numerous wars, that have shook the Galaxy. In the constant chase after the big deal, they travel through the galaxy Asgaroon, pursued by the henchmen of a mighty imperial authority. An organization of secret knowledge. Ordered to prevent the galaxy, from the dangers, the old artifacts may keep. Threats, that could mean total extinction for all inhabitants of Asgaroon...


The Arks of Andromeda (The Imperium Chronicles Book 1)
by W. H. Mitchell
$0.00, 431 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military
The Imperium is in turmoil!

Seven centuries after the sleeper ships brought us to Andromeda, our human empire is plagued by war, intrigue, and a mysterious secret that may tear it apart!

Black sheep of the Imperial family, Prince Alexander finds himself thrust into a conspiracy to overthrow his father. Torn between a family that doesn’t trust him and a usurper from a family that wants him dead, the Prince must decide where his true loyalties lie.

Professor Jessica Doric, fired from her university job, gets hired by playboy Lord Devlin Maycare to search for rare xeno artifacts before the mega corporation Warlock Industries gets its unscrupulous hands on them.

Randall Davidson has dedicated his life, as member of the Robot Freedom League, to freeing robots from de facto slavery in the Imperium. But, once he succeeds, he finds the oppressed have become the oppressors.

In his debut science fantasy novel, W. H. Mitchell introduces us to the stories intertwined in the fabric of the Imperium, from the richest nobles of the Five Families to the lowest dredges of the Underclass. Their adventures will take us to every crevice of Imperial society and beyond.

In a galaxy where the strong rule the weak, it’s good to be strong!


Collision of Worlds (Graveyard of Empires Book 2)
by Lincoln Cole
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Exploration

Things are heating up in the galaxy as the Union tries to find an edge in its conflict with the Republic. The war is becoming more of a reality every day: terrorists and rioters are cropping up as the disenfranchised take matters into their own hands. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Jayson finds himself caught in the middle of political machinations he has no control over and fighting to stay alive. Traq is learning more about the galaxy than he imagined, and Vivian is struggling to come to terms with his gifts: he's like nothing she's ever seen before and she is afraid she won't be able to help him.

Meanwhile, Abdullah is being asked to make a terrible choice. He is certain he knows what is expected of him, but it's a decision he isn't sure if he can live with.

The war is beginning in full and billions of lives are at stake in the coming conflict, but right now it's still anyone's game to win.



The Black Marauder
by Danny Planet
$0.00, 10 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #17 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
A charming rogue is hunting down mutant infiltrators sent by a nefarious space pirate known as the Black Marauder.


Body Holiday: The Adventures of Milla Carter
by Derek E Pearson
$0.00, 288 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #66 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
IT'S DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN

"When Milla Carter is taken on holiday by her boyfriend Franklyn, their 'dream break' turns into the kind of nightmare that makes the Titanic’s last voyage look like a collision between a toy boat and an ice cube. Maybe they were too easily taken in by the glossy brochure and oily sales patter, but their trip to die for looks in danger of becoming just that.

Their ill-fated vacation is the focal point of Body Holiday, the debut science-fiction novel of Derek E Pearson. This imaginative, sexually explicit book has more swear words in it than a Gordon Ramsay show, yet its edgy, 'in your face' writing and tightly structured plot are so addictive that it’s damn near impossible to put down.

It grips from the first to the last page as Pearson skillfully draws the reader into a future that’s dysfunctional, cold and frighteningly voyeuristic. This is a world that has no respect for privacy, where corporate power wields a big, ugly fist and which is so saturated with hard core pornography that it’s lost the power to even be offended. A refusal to condone murder is one of its few saving graces! No wonder Milla and Franklyn need a break, although they’re not the ones looking to re-charge their batteries.

Ex-glamour model Ruth (who is 62 but looks 30) and her rich 86-year-old husband Pearce (who’s just as ageless) also want some time out. Swapping bodies and lifestyles with Milla and Franklyn through a process called ‘Transition’ should be a breeze; after all, there’s no better way of getting reacquainted with a partner than through the body of a younger stranger.

Unfortunately, though, something goes horribly wrong. The dream vacation descends into a brutal game of survival in which the couples are pitched against a malevolent force that has the knack of always being one step ahead. Can Milla/Franklyn/Ruth/Pearce escape the nightmare, or are they destined to spend the rest of their lives on the run trapped in each other’s bodies.

Grand Theft Auto
The car chases, small but chilling amounts of gore and explosions of Armageddon proportions give the story the adrenalin-coated rush of a Grand Theft Auto game. Yet there’s also a quasi gallows humour running through the narrative, neatly alleviating the underlying tension. Pearson’s characters are convincingly drawn – warts and all – but it’s Milla who really stands out. She’s a woman of action, the shining light in the darkness, which is why her anger is palpable when a shocking plot twist exposes a terrible betrayal. Yet Milla’s integrity is a contradiction. By rights, it shouldn’t exist in a world that disparages decency, yet somehow it stays intact.

Body Holiday is a novel that entertains and raises questions: could an out-of-hand relationship with technology fray our moral compass? How much privacy should we surrender to a constantly changing world and what guarantees are there that what’s thrown into cyberspace will be used responsibly? Pearson doesn’t provide the answers, but then why should he? Good science fiction is as much about encouraging readers to discover the truth themselves as it is about providing the answers." SURREY LIFE magazine (UK) Jan 2015 (p. 62), Juliette Foster


Galactic Front: The line is drawn
by Michael Barnhouse
$0.00, 183 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #166 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
The human race is on the brink of extinction after being hunted down by an insect-like race called the Gairions. A lone ship, the Marauder captained by Taela, escapes a surprise attack by the Gairions to The Restricted Zone, only to find a new problem in a most surprising, unexpected place from a long lost group of humans on Mars. Thinking that she is a pirate, they take her into custody for questioning. She must convince her captors that there is a bigger threat on its way there to wipe them all out of existence. The Gairions, deifying their masters, search for the escaped ship to finish what the stared. The race is on for humanity to save itself from annihilation.


Message from Home: The War Begins (Sky Knights Book 1)
by C. A. Maza
$0.00, 89 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #79 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Galactic Empire
Sync Harris is a trained Sky Knight living on the security complex of planet Guardia with his friends and fellow protectors of their universe. Sync enjoys his adventurous, rebellious lifestyle until an unusual landing on the complex brings him more than he bargained for from his own home planet. Full of action and intrigue, "Message from Home" sets up the beginning story for the Sky Knights adventure series.


Joe Erskine: The Wandering Bounty Hunter
by Cosmin Flavius Stircescu
$0.00, 55 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #130 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Science Fiction
Joe Erskine is a renowned bounty hunter who flies across the space on board of his spaceship, R, and offers his services to the highest bidder. When a beloved person from his past contacts him to ask for his help, he doesn’t hesitate and heads for Planet Nirm. What he doesn’t know is the trouble he’s about to get in, nor the conspiracy he’ll be caught up in and which will endanger his life…

Intrigue, spaceships, aliens, and a lot of action. Find all of that and more on the pages of this space opera.


Body Holiday - Shadow Players: The Adventures of Milla Carter
by Derek E Pearson
$0.00, 284 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #95 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
Revenge needs no salt to taste this good!

"IT'S DAMNED NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN

Milla Carter, the sexy, all-action heroine of Derek E Pearson's 2014 novel Body Holiday, is back in the eagerly-awaited sequel Shadow Players.

This time, Milla's war against the sinister Body Holiday Foundation and its twisted founder is more than just personal. She's out to destroy them both and, quite frankly, who can blame her? This outfit makes big bucks from normalising some of the most depraved forms of human behaviour. Nothing is off-limits where these creeps are concerned and they deserve every bit of what's coming.

One thing you can say about Pearson is that he's the possessor of an extraordinary imagination that brilliantly assaults every variant of the sci-fi genre. His writing is vivid, urban and unflinching in its descriptions, taking the reader on a breathtaking journey through Saturn's rings, outer-world 'constructs', altered perceptions and a glorious African landscape smouldering with sexual heat and the odour of violence.

This is hard hitting storytelling with full-on language and a brutally splendid plot twist, which, if you make it to the end, will leave you crossing your legs!" SURREY LIFE magazine (UK) Sep 2015 (p. 109), Juliette Foster


The Starcrown Chronicles (2 Book Series)
by Error
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews)
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Adrift Homeless Season One "Rebirth": Part One The Second Rebellion
by Andrew Geczy
$0.00, 418 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews)
David Stanfield is a doctor on the dying planet of Rommeria in a single planet solar system hidden at the center of a raging nebula.. It is a war-torn world where global warming is very real, and much of the planet has been enveloped by desert. Hymalious City, the largest remaining city on Rommeria, has created a coalition with the other nations of their planet to start an unimaginable project, a large colony ship hidden behind their moon that once finished will take their people to a new home amongst the stars. It's a secret from the people and neither David Stanfield, or his best friend Emma Penman, know of it's existence or the pivotal role they have yet to play in the salvation of all Rommerians.

Only one nation stands against them. Blazkor, a nation of terrorists will do anything to see Hymalious city and their Coalition fail. Under the insanely fanatical rule of Suma Davi's, the Blazkor commander leads her genetically modified troops in guerrilla warfare against overwhelming odds. Only her daughter the brilliant weapons expert Tameka, can stop her mother's insanity from bringing about the downfall of Project Rebirth and the doom of all Rommeria.


Body Holiday (3 Book Series)
by Error
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews)
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Body Holiday - A Time To Prey: The Adventures of Milla Carter
by Derek E. Pearson
$0.00, 302 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #94 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
SURREY LIFE magazine: Pearson’s galactic-sized imagination delivers a compelling image of a chic, high-tech society infused with a toxic strain that feeds on extreme violence. It’s a disturbingly twisted vision of the future and Pearson’s tough, unflinching narrative almost dares the reader to look away from the monstrousness. Don’t, because Milla Carter, his feisty, sexy heroine, is the weapon of retribution.

Global showdown -
Milla is on a mission and the story, which shifts between Japan, a Tibetan hotel, an Antarctic ice dome and a London sky tower, is the stage through which the final showdown against the creepy Body Holiday Foundation will be played out. Yet Milla knows that a business which generates dollars from selling extreme pornography and murder as ‘quality entertainment’, won’t roll over easily. She’ll have to use her lightening quickness and enhanced senses like never before if she’s to outwit and annihilate both the Foundation and its hired assassin, Su-Nami. Part human/part machine, the sleekly-beautiful Su-Nami is the ultimate operator, for whom killing is a game and the spoils an edible feast.

The story skilfully charges its way towards a brutal, edge-of-the-seat climax with a rollercoaster rapidity and intense blasts of high powered energy.

There is blood, sweat, panic, rage and fear! Can Milla’s telepathic powers win her the fight of her life? Will the Body Holiday Foundation survive the threat to its existence? Is there another potentially more dangerous enemy hiding in the shadows?

A Time To Prey is a gripping read that boldly and intelligently explores the vision of an ugly, amoral future in which goodness must fight for survival. In this dystopian nightmare, privacy is non-existent, life is cheap, killers have fan clubs, while the only individuals who count for something are those with money. Milla’s crusade has a biblical quality in which she is elevated as a force of hope against the corporate anti-Christ of the Body Holiday Foundation. Good will survive, but at what cost?

For anyone offended by swearing, violence and explicit sex then A Time To Prey won’t be an easy read. Yet it’s worth remembering that nothing about the content is gratuitous. Pearson is simply encouraging us to think about the type of future we could end up getting. The blunt ‘in your face’ tone of the narrative may be crude, but it works.

Do we want to live in a world built on mutual respect, or one where compassion and dignity, the qualities that make us human, are meaningless? I know which one I’d like.