Category Archives: Science Fiction

Existential: A Sci-Fi Horror Thriller

It was supposed to be just another mission…

Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind – a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. When the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past. The mission: to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on a secretive “archeological” project.

Once on the ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue mission. In what was supposed to be an easy pay day, Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. The mission becomes a struggle for survival as the world’s greatest soldiers encounter the universe’s ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from January 20 – March 1, 2018

Connor’s Gambit

Brad Johnson is the lone witness to a UFO sighting. The sighting, while odd in itself, is not the only incident that occurs that evening. The incident is followed up with the alien targeting him and his family.

The firefight with the alien destroys everything Brad thought he knew about his family and pulls him into an intergalactic battle between two space faring aliens. Brad quickly finds himself leaving Earth struggling to understand his role with the aliens on both sides of the conflict. One group threatens Earth’s security, the other group wants something from him.

All Brad wants to do is to survive and return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from January 18, 2018 to January 18, 2019

Where the Hell is Tesla? (2 Book Series)

The Tesla series – now on sale together for only $1.98 – 80% OFF!

When Chip Collins finds the Lost Journal of Nikola Tesla at work (well, I don’t know if you’d call it “work”), he doesn’t know he’s about to open a portal to infinite dimensions – and that him and his friend Pete will have to save the entire Multiverse. Two full-length novels worth of saving. That’s a lot of saving. But Chip and Pete are up to it. I think. Maybe. (You might want to get that underground bunker ready, just in case.)

20,000 copies sold and 231 Amazon 5-star Reviews

“An incredible, madcap adventure that only Dircks could deliver. The Tesla books are living proof that original stories are still out there waiting to be discovered.”

“I love this series! It gets better and better. Love wins! If you haven’t read Where the Hell is a Tesla?, you must. You’ll love both. I promise!”

You never know with sequels… Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this one. Dircks’ second in the Tesla series delivers every bit as well as the first – in the same balls-to-the-wall writing style that made the first book so entertaining.”

99 Cent Bargain eBook from January 15 – 21, 2018

Initiation Rites: The Bones of the Earth, Part 1

The Dark Age. The Earth has turned on humanity with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and a new plague that kills the Roman Emperor himself. Barbarian invasions shatter civilizations.

In this chaos, Javor comes of age in a poor, remote village. Try as he might, though, he never fits in with his own people. There is just something about him that keeps him apart from the others.

When barbarian raiders kidnap the girl he loves, he takes a mysterious dagger handed down from his great-grandfather and tries to rescue her. But that’s just the beginning of new horrors that murder Javor’s parents and devastate the village.

Bent of revenge, Javor does not realize that his quest is taking him directly into the war of the earth against humanity. The young man, shunned by his own people, holds the key to humankind’s survival.

FREE eBook from January 6 – 30, 2018

I. A. CRISPR: Does Artificial Intelligence Dream of Genetic Engineering?

“A mind-bending, relentlessly surprising debut thriller” from author L. A. Spangler

——————————————————-

HOW DO YOU STOP

A pathogen designed with artificial intelligence…

Engineered to wipe out minorities…

About to erupt into a pandemic…

When you don’t know where…

When…

Or Why…

——————————————————-

Jaceks a courageous man – and the last hope to save his sister, who wilts away from an untreatable disease.

THE DOCTORS SAY SHES INCURABLE

He must find a cure. Jacek combines Artificial Intelligence with the gene-editing technique, CRISPR CAS 9, to stop the disease from killing her. Now with a cure in sight, funding cuts threaten to eliminate his work.

LOVE DOESN’T BUY MORE TIME

An alt-right research assistant will protect his country at all costs. He refuses to stand by any longer while minorities take jobs and destroy America. He has the final solution – racial extermination. Once completing his secret work, America will get reduced to the one true race.

SAVE ONE OR SAVE MANY

Now Jacek must choose – crack the genetic code to save his sister or stop a bio-terrorist genocide?

—————————————-

Note: The book does not wrap up the major plot line, but does resolve some sub plots. Book does end with a cliffhanger.

——————————————————-

What do you get when you mix the bestsellers like Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton, the near future of The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle, and the terrorism of Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn?

You get L. A. Spangler’s near future novel I. A. CRISPR.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from January 8 – 12, 2018

PAST TENSE 2 INFILTRATION EARTH

After saving the planet a year ago world weary time traveler Arcadia smith is pressed into action again. An alien space ship is found in Antarctica. The American government eager to learn it’s secrets dispatches a team of scientist and special forces soldiers to investigate. When that team and 2 more disappear the government realizes something is very wrong. An Ancient Alien Vampire buried centenaries ago has been set free. His goal, to turn the President of the United States, and as many influential people as he can into blood sucking creatures that obey his every whim, essentially taking over, first America then the world without firing a shot. Can Arcadia Smith defeat this immortal enemy and save the world again.

$1.99 Bargain eBook from January 5 – 12, 2018

Legacy Of Ashes

“The ways of the old world belong in history books…”

—Lexi Shaw

It’s the dawn of a new age in Triangle City.

Built atop the ashes of Research Triangle Park, the city bursts at the seams with high-tech smart glasses, pulse weapons, and hover bikes. But outside the walls, the world has regressed into a colonial free-for-all where it’s every man and woman for themselves, and a raider army waits in the wings to take all for which the city has struggled.

Inside the walls, men driven by greed corrupt the system to enjoy unyielding power at the expense of the meek, while exposing the last bastion of advanced civilization to the looming threats beyond.

Lexi Shaw plans to change that.

Sacrificing the comfort of the mountain compound community she has established over 100 years, the genetically-altered Shaw and the members of her mysterious foundation have infiltrated Triangle City and the dystopian OK City to exact change, to place power in the hands of those who deserve it so they never see the bloody horrors of a civilization’s fall again.

Can one, unlikely team stand between a city’s survival and total extinction?

Legacy Of Ashes is a sprawling Science Fiction tale for readers who enjoy slowly unfolding, mysterious plot lines with strong characters, exciting combat, and a glimpse into the future of technology.

Grab the first book in the Earth’s Ashes Trilogy now!

https://www.facebook.com/StoryHound

http://layer2publishing.com

The Sky Between Two Worlds–From Earth to the Stars

This book is a saga of intrigue, love, battle and survival in a near-future world of titanic East-West conflict. It begins in 2031. The world is divided between hostile superpowers–East and West. The Great Oil War between the two flares and ends. Both sides losing much. Kantak Johnson, an Alaskan hero of that war, returns to Alaska, marries his sweetheart, and builds a highly successful robot manufacturing company named Robalaska, Inc. His daughter, Luanne, fascinated with robots, studies robotics and urges Kantak to build them even better. Eventually she and a special robot named James take over for Kantak as he moves into politics. The powers that be urge Kantak to pursue a political career in Alaska. He does, and after serving terms as Governor he is chosen to represent Alaska in a newly-formed North American Parliament that convenes in Canada. The sophisticated robots of the East and the West recognize that humans are warlike and that they exploit robots, turning them into weapons. The robots secretly rebel, and they “borrow” space ships from their creators, carrying themselves and the seeds of humanity to distant stars, where they build the foundations for a new civilization, one they call the Robosapiens.

FREE eBook From January 2 – 5, 2018

The Sky Between Two Worlds — Apocalypse Denied

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 that he discovered. Kantak recognizes the material can prevent radar detection of military aircraft. But Harvey’s professor, no friend of America, realizes the same thing, and discloses it to the East. The two college students are suddenly thrown into a world of international intrigue and assassination. They are the potential victims. As events unfold, the two hostile blocs, East and West, each build stealth warplanes that the other can’t detect, neither side knowing what the other has. The blocs dispute an old treaty concerning oil. The dispute leads to skirmishes. A misdirected drone strike leads to war. An Eastern air armada threatens conquest of Alaska and invasion of North America. Stationed in Alaska, Kantak must take to the air to defend his family, his birth village and his country …and somehow survive.

FREE eBook From January 2 – 6, 2018

Initiation Rites

The Dark Age. The Earth has turned on humanity with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and a new plague that kills the Roman Emperor himself. Barbarian invasions shatter civilizations.

In this chaos, Javor comes of age in a poor, remote village. Try as he might, though, he never fits in with his own people. There is just something about him that keeps him apart from the others.

When barbarian raiders kidnap the girl he loves, he takes a mysterious dagger handed down from his great-grandfather and tries to rescue her. But while he’s away, a horror that Javor could never believe existed murders his parents and devastates his village.

Javor begins his quest for revenge, not realizing that he is entering a war against forces bent on eliminating humanity.

FREE eBook from January 2 – 9, 2018

The Game Players of Meridien: Chronicles of the Second Empire

Douglas Oliver loves to play games.

He’s good at games, but the game he likes best is the greatest game of all, the game of life, where success is measured first by survival and second by rising to the top.

The world of Illyria was settled three thousand years ago by the First Interstellar Empire of Mankind, with the goal of breeding the toughest soldiers in the galaxy, men and women who would glory in competition, never give up and endlessly strive to dominate their environment; but the First Empire went down in flames and Illyria was isolated for two thousand years, until a new Empire rose from the ashes of the old and spread among the stars.

Douglas Oliver is a respected member of Argent, the foremost Guild in the nation of Meridien. The Guilds offer financial backing and military assistance to their members but no Guild member is immune to challenge. Douglas Oliver doesn’t mind being challenged. Challenge goes along with success. Douglas Oliver accepts this. He enjoys it. Sometimes, he even loves it, until a challenge arrives from an unknown agent and suddenly, the Game is no longer just a game. It’s an all-out war where the stakes are survival, not just for Douglas Oliver, but for the nation of Meridien and the entire world of Illyria.

You will love this hard hitting science fiction adventure from Robert I. Katz, the award winning author of Edward Maret: A Novel of the Future and The Cannibal’s Feast.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from December 16, 2017 to January 15, 2018

Cast in Sand

With no memory of why, or how many bodies have come before this, one thing is clear: she’s trapped and time is running out.

An ancient citadel looms over the barren land and a cruel sultan rules the scattered people. Edwina finds a new body, one real enough to feel human, and strong enough to challenge the sultan. But the android body comes with human weaknesses, and like the others it has a mind of its own.

When her allies begin to quarrel, Edwina must find a way to make empathy and hatred work together. To do that, she may just have to listen to what the android is telling her.

This is Station Atlas, where the fall of humanity is long forgotten, where history becomes fantasy, science becomes magic, and basic survival is high adventure in a strange, fragile world.

Buy “Cast in Sand” by Dustin Porta

30th Century: Escape

The protagonist of 30th Century Escape is Captain Jennifer Hero, who leaves her task force from the thirtieth century to travel to Earth in 2015. Initially, she spends several months alone on the radioactive atoll of Moruroa until being discovered by a group of scientists. Her rescuers become her friends and so much more. But there is a lot that Jennifer has to hide from her new friends, including her past, her superior intellect, and her nanotech-enhanced abilities. This book is in both the science fiction and erotica genres so be prepared for Jennifer’s bisexuality and the lovers she finds unexpectedly. This book received the IRWIN Literary Award for Best Science Fiction Book of the Year for 2017 from the Book Publicists of So. California.

FREE eBook from November 25 – 27, 2017

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.

Buy “Children of Atlas” on Amazon

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.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from November 6 – 30, 2017

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.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from November 6 – 10, 2017

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?

99 Cent Bargain eBook from October 28 – 31, 2017