Category Archives: Science Fiction

Children of Atlas

In the dome cities of the failed space colony Atlas, mankind has finally clawed its way out of a second dark ages.

Julian Reeves was born in the lawless second ring and left it behind for the budding city state of New-Lexington. Now he’s the lead reporter for the station’s first ever newspaper, printed on an old, movable-type printing press.

When Julian is framed for murder and flees the city with the very man responsible, he will have to put aside his newfound humanity and take up the old ways to survive.

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Diary of the Displaced – Book 1 – The Journal of James Halldon

Diary of the Displaced is a genre-breaking saga that is part mystery, part scifi, part horror and part fantasy.

Set in a universe where creatures from the depths of Lovecraftian horror come up against blaster and shotgun wielding nomadic wanderers, it’s not like anything you’ve ever read before.

There is a place where nightmares are real. A dark and terrifying place that is hidden from the world we know, by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross.

James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone.
No food. No water. No light. Almost no memories of his past.

Things moved in the darkness around him. Things that growled.

And daytime never seemed to come.

“Of all the places I had to end up, it had to be here.”

FREE eBook from November 10 – 15, 2017

ACTIVATION: GAIA Series – Book One

Short of solutions to their own problems, the world’s nations have surrendered what is left of their authority to GAIA, a global artificial intelligence network.

In the new world order designed by GAIA, where populations are parked in Metropolises and systematically brainwashed for more efficient control, a handful of people will take it upon themselves to organize the resistance.

Can they build the foundations of their movement in a world where those who resist GAIA are severely repressed?

Find out in Activation, the first volume in the GAIA book series.

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Allies and Enemies Trilogy Box Set: Books 1-3

Allies and Enemies Trilogy Box set features the two-time Dragon Award Finalist for Best Military Science Fiction Novel and has all the ingredients for a thrilling space opera adventure. Now with exclusive bonus content.

With a vivid cast of characters—kick-ass heroines, gnarly space pirates, powered armor and vicious cybernetically enhanced assassins— this series pulls you into a ruined galactic empire filled with undiscovered dangers. Firefly and Star Wars fans alike are sure to enjoy this fast-paced military science fiction adventure.

Allies and Enemies: Fallen, Series Book 1
2016 Dragon Award Finalist for “Best Military Sci-Fi Novel” & 2017 Kindle Book Award Finalist
Purpose-bred soldier of the vast and far-reaching Regime, Commander Sela Tyron is as subtle as a hammer. To hammers, any problem can look like a nail, but the solutions aren’t always that easy. When Sela is abandoned with her team on a planet full of insurrectionists, things get complicated…

Allies and Enemies: Rogues, Series Book 2
For renegade soldier Sela Tyron and her former captain, Jon Veradin, the Reaches were a chance at a fresh start and freedom from the all-conquering Regime. In this savage, hardscrabble region, ruled by the ruthless Guilds, the pair quickly find themselves in the crosshairs of scheming gangsters and their muscle-bound henchmen.

Allies and Enemies: Exiles, Series Book 3
2017 Dragon Award Finalist – “Best Military Sci-Fi Novel”
How would you like to start a war? Ironvale. Splitdawn. Poisoncry. Three bloodthirsty guilds that control the decaying corner of space known as the Reaches. Their precarious balance of power exists at a tipping point. One nudge and chaos reigns. Sela Tyron is willing to supply that nudge to help her partner, Jon Veradin, rescue his nuisance sister, Erelah. Even if it means trusting the traitorous Asher Corsair. Or turning herself into an assassin.

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The Night People

Quarter Finalist for The BookLife Prize in Young Adult fiction

“Cross Harry Potter and the gang at Hogwart’s with the gifted mutants at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning from X-Men, and you get something like The Night People…This entertaining science fiction book for young adults addresses themes of loneliness, bullying, acceptance, and first love…The narrative also includes light touches of humor that its young audience will appreciate…” BlueInk Review

“A supernatural tale with engaging characters and psychic powers…Alexander builds a solid foundation for his psychic-teen tale by concentrating on his fictional universe’s more relatable qualities…a fine setup for a sequel.” Kirkus Reviews

“Alexander’s novel will have fans of horror and sci-fi squirming in their seats with both enjoyment and fear…the plot rapidly unfolds, hooking readers and not letting go…Alexander’s prose is clear, concise, and beautifully eloquent during the most nightmarish scenes…deftly provides creative backstories for each of the major players, which helps readers engage with them.” The BookLife Prize

“Compelling…a rare offering that successfully merges hard-driving action and arresting insight.” Foreword Clarion Reviews

The Night People, creatures from a parallel dimension, have individually preyed on human beings for centuries.

Now it’s only a matter of time until millions of them arrive and wipe out all life on Earth. Sixteen-year-old Kyle Tanner and a small group of uniquely gifted teenagers may be able to stop them before it’s too late. But someone–or something–is determined to kill them first.

FREE eBook from November 4 – 8, 2017

Call of the Morrigú

Life isn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions are rising across the countryside, and the English can be cruel overlords. However, this brutality hasn’t reached the country estate of Strokestown.

Theodosia Latimer and her grandfather Reginald are on a mission to discover the past. They’re determined to excavate some ancient mounds on the Strokestown estate. But when they discover an imprisoned goddess straight out of Ireland’s rich mythological history, they’re both amazed and frightened.

Tasked with integrating this primeval warrior woman into polite society, they develop both respect and fear for the powerful goddess. Will they be able to tame her lust for violence in the upcoming rebellion? Or will they fall victim to it?

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The Sky Between Two Worlds

A story of intrigue, love, battle and survival in a future world of titanic East-West conflict. It’s 2031.

The world is divided between hostile superpowers–East and West. Kantak Johnson, about to graduate from MIT and join the Air Force, hears classmate Harvey Jamison describe a new material he discovered in his Materials Science class. Kantak recognizes that the material can prevent detection by radar. But Harvey’s professor, no friend of America, also realizes the significance of the material, and he discloses it to the East. Kantak and Harvey are suddenly thrown into a world of international intrigue. Can the two students escape professional assassins? Can the West survive undetectable nuclear bombers?

FREE eBook from October 23 – 24, 2017

Robot Ascension

The saga of the Johnson family ( introduced in The Sky Between Two Worlds) continues past the Great Oil War of 2034. Kantak and Luanne Johnson develop superior robots to help the West recover from the damage of war. Luanne enthusiastically takes over the family robot business in Alaska after her father Kantak moves to Canada to serve in the newly-formed North American Parliament.

But Luanne, protected by a special robot named James, faces difficult times. Fast-money speculators play rough. So does James. Human workers fear the robots will take their jobs, and old quarrels between East and West reignite conflict, this time using robot armies.

The robots, learning from history and experience, conclude that humans cannot be dissuaded from greed and war. They take appropriate action.

FREE eBook from October 23 – 24, 2017

Facade

An ordinary undercover assignment on Sector Port 8 goes critical for Galactic Intelligence Agents Hunter and Trash when a peculiar encounter ends with a woman becoming deathly ill. Hunter, an experimental Human and Trash, his long-eared, horned partner, realize she is not one of the known species. When her condition worsens, they take her to the Alleviators of Clouded Vale, the galaxy-renown healers who raised Hunter. Things get even stranger when his adopted family promptly shuts them out.

Coming back to his childhood home as an experienced agent has Hunter seeing things he’d never noticed before. Their latest patient causes a dramatic shift in everything he had thought to be true. The ancient buildings and dusty libraries of Clouded Vale may hold the answer to centuries-old questions. Hunter is determined to find those answers without endangering the people he calls family.

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EON (Chronos Ring #1)

In the far future, mankind lives safe and secure behind the Chronos Ring – an automatic defense system that encircles the area of space occupied by human beings. The Ring keeps out all of humanity’s enemies – in particular, a vicious race of reptilians known as the Parsnaak.

On the outer fringe of human-occupied space is the planet Muse, an entire world dedicated and established as a colossal museum – a storehouse of antiquities and relics from the ancient histories of both men and aliens. There, Ian Lotus, a man with his own mysterious past, has chosen to live in deliberate obscurity, harboring secrets that could reshape mankind’s destiny.

Now, the impossible has happened: the Chronos Ring has been breached – rendered inert – and Lotus finds himself no longer able to hide in the shadows as he becomes the object of a massive interplanetary manhunt. However, his problems go well beyond simply being the most wanted man in the galaxy. There’s also the approaching Parsnaak invasion fleet to deal with, as well as an enigmatic, extra-dimensional being of immense power who, for reasons unknown, wants Lotus dead.

FREE eBook from October 15 – 19, 2017

Sensation: A Superhero Novel

Like millions of other kids, Jim grew up wanting to be a superhero. Unlike most, however, Jim actually had the goods: a plethora of super powers that would have been the envy of any meta on the planet. But when his tryout with the Alpha League – the world’s premier group of supers – goes disastrously wrong, Jim basically becomes an outcast.

Two years later, Jim is still bitter about what happened to him when an odd turn of events gives him a second chance at his dream. But nothing is as easy as it sounds, as Jim soon discovers. Among other things, he’s made an enemy of a prospective super teammate, he’s being stalked by an unknown pursuer, and a shadowy cabal bent on world domination has identified him as the only obstacle to their plans.

It’s a lot for one super to handle, even with a smorgasbord of abilities. But if saving the world were easy, everyone would do it…

FREE eBook from October 15 – 19, 2017

The Stones Of Romani

In a sleepy village on the outskirts of Truro, he watched as the smoke curled lazily around the circle of stones.

The pathway was in place, his task was complete.

Two worlds were joined, and he could welcome his people to this land once again.

Earth, a place of unbroken light and mellow warmth, ever safe from Destruction and invading darkness.

On one day of each year, the solstice day, would Romani tread the glittering starpath, given to them by the Ellalords in the beginning of days.

Sanctuary there was here, from the devastation wrought when, from the vast, cold void came a comet of dazzling proportions, razing all in its path, and dragging foul shadow in its wake.

One alone remained in this place to open the starpath and allow his people the salvation this world promised.

Tolayr was his name.
He grew to love this land.
And, of course… there was Molly.

FREE eBook from October 13 – 15, 2017

The Matriarch Matrix

“Lyrical and Riveting” * “Most thought provoking”
“Suspenseful, mysterious tale” * “Complex and intriguing and will keep you guessing”
Words from reviewers of The Matriarch Matrix – a intricately woven, plot driven, speculative fiction epic chronicling the words of wisdom passed down from a matriarch in 9000 BCE to her genetic heirs in 2021. Paying a debt to her oligarch patron, Zara Khatum, a Sufi Kurd, reluctantly takes up arms again to escort a former Jesuit priest, Father Sobiros, and a California alien loving atheist, Peter to search for an artifact that will save the world at Gobekli Tepe — a 12,000 year old temple in the middle of the impending next world war. Unbeknownst to her and Peter, the most unlikely of the unlikely to be a couple, their union as “man and woman” is essential to solving the mystery of the artifact. Will they be able to overcome their cultural, emotional, and spiritual differences and biases in time to save us all?

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The Millennium Malevolence

In the medieval times, there was an immortal that was the perceived scourge who rivaled the Black Death plague in the Renaissance.. Chorlisr Remmik, a Protector from the Ktaldeik (Tal-DEEK) had to defend the village against the eternal. He had to use witchcraft in order to damage him.

The immortal, Gavis, was just sitting by a fire with his eternal mate in a cottage outside the village when Chorlisr attacked them without provocation.

FREE eBook from September 8 – 9, 2017

Smart Bears, Angry Rats: A Somewhat Sci-Fi Daily Recovery Message Novella

Smart Bears, Angry Rats is another in a series of thought-for-the day books, focused on recovery, but applicable to everyday life. A book within a book, Smart Bears, Angry Rats tells the story of a scientist seventy-five years into the future trying to cure cancer. He hopes to win back his estranged wife, but becomes addicted to Lil’ Bit instead. Carelessness leads to chemically enhanced mice escaping, with dire consequences 150 years from now. The reader peers over my shoulder in present day through the eyes of my wife and children while I conjure up the daily messages. Here’s a couple excerpts:

As ye sow, so shall others reap (75 years from now)

The hawk carried the infected snake back to his nest to feed the hatchlings. One of the hatchlings would be killed by power lines. Crows would pick at his carcass, acquiring the virus. A second would catch a mouse, bite it, but drop it. The mouse, one unlucky little fellow, would survive just long enough to be eaten by a fox, who would pass the virus onto her offspring. The third didn’t survive the virus. The fourth passed the virus onto eleven offspring.

When we sow the seeds of our own destruction, some are likely to scatter to the wind.

FREE eBook from September 3 – 7, 2017

Starshine: Aurora Rising Book One

SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, as the world threatens to explode around them.

The year is 2322. Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds across a third of the galaxy. Though thriving as never before, they have discovered neither aliens nor the key to utopia. Earth struggles to retain authority over far-flung planets while an armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power.

Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero and her mother a military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space and has made a fortune by reading patterns in the chaos to discover hidden wonders in the stars.

Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life–and the entire galaxy–upside down. But an encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery that will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle and a sinister conspiracy.

Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach farther into the unknown. It’s a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It’s the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.

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Solstice (Book 3 of The Star-Crossed Saga)

What You Believe, Can Destroy You!

William and Sydney have sacrificed everything to fortify their love, so much so that William dares to brave the depths of space to find a cure for their deadly Supernova bond, leaving both her and Earth vulnerable to alien Torrian Alliance’s attack. But with a full scale civil war in play on Fabricius, the reality of Sydney’s execution from Torrian hands is diminished, only eclipsed by the certainty of a more threats – The Third Faction and The Dagmas Clan – lead by Dominic and his insurgent recruits on a quest to complete the failed assassination of the teenage girl. With overwhelming odds mounting against them, William makes a desperate attempt to find the last of the endangered Star-children only to be captured by a new menace, where he is forced to compete in the dreaded Gauntlet of sport. Allies surge to free Fabricius, seeking alliances across the galaxy while Sydney tries to keep her identity hidden and trains to master the third phase of her Star-child evolution: Solstice. With Sarah’s mysterious return home with clues to unlock the future, Noella’s training and Bill’s symbiotic development hope is restored, but will it be enough to unite the galaxy and destroy evil for once and for all?

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The Amazing Adventures of Toby the Trilby

2015 Summer Book Awards Winner from Book of the Day
A fable for all ages.

Adventure Seekers, Young and Old, Join Toby, Small, but Bold …

He was born underground, at the edge of the world’s destruction. Twelve years old, Toby has never seen the sun. Created by six scientists who accidentally gave him cat ears (and a tail), Toby decides to leave the safety of his cavern world to seek answers. Did anyone survive the Great Destruction? Why has he been hearing a mysterious Voice? And, most important of all, does he have a soul?

FREE eBook on August 16, 2017