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Word Count: 111000

Summary: Most Citizens hold Outcasts in dim regard, but Sima never expected they’d throw her off the planet. In 2411, overpopulation has spread a plaque of filthy, congested city to the corners of the Earth. Government has raised corruption to an art form, and no one hears the cries of those left to die in the dark passageways of civilization. Following the End of Nations, people cling to the only division left: social status. Since running away from home four years ago, she’s managed to stay a step ahead of death―or worse. At sixteen, she’s getting too old to survive from begging, despite her best effort to pretend she’s younger. Worse, the sidewalks teem with little kids edging in on her turf, monopolizing Citizens’ charity with their wide, pleading eyes and genuine innocence. A chance meeting with suspiciously nice cops leaves her more confused than ever. Between deadly gangs, unforgiving security forces, and a terrifying madam eager to exploit a girl her age, merely getting older is the biggest threat to her life. With no good choice to make, she risks the least of three evils. Sima thought her life on Earth had been dangerous… She hasn’t seen anything yet.

Out of Sight - Matthew S. Cox
Out of Sight

Matthew S. Cox ...

August 13, 2018

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“Stephen Colbert meets Stephen King” - Book Nerd’s Brain Candy

Winner of the 2012 Laine Cunningham Award!

Withrow Surrett is more than just his neighborhood’s resident curmudgeon: he's also the self-declared vampire lord of North Carolina. Across the state, Jennifer McCordy is a genius stuck in a dead-end job.

When the dead rise, which will Withrow’s neighbors find worse: the monsters outside or the vampire who might be their only hope?

When Jennifer takes matters in hand, will the people around her trust her competence or surrender to their own prejudices?

And when they meet, will anything survive?

Perishables is a novel in three parts, telling the story of reclusive vampires, reluctant heroes, questionable potlucks, late-night electronics sales, retail hell, unexpected friendships, and post-apocalyptic recipes. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes deadly serious, and utterly original!

Fans of The Black Knight Chronicles, The Tome of Bill, and Fred, the Vampire Accountant will love this series.

Perishables - Michael G. Williams
Perishables

Michael G. Williams ...

August 17, 2017

Word Count: 41000

Summary: Herodotus Shapiro has had an unbelievably bad week. His wife left him. The IRS is after him for thousands of dollars. His home/bookstore burned down. On his way to take refuge at his brother's place he got a speeding ticket. And now his car has broken down in the middle of the desert in front of a large mansion. What more can go wrong? But now his world takes a turn for the weird. The mansion has a snowman on the front lawn--in the desert in July. The house, which is bigger on the inside than on the outside, is owned by Polly, the most preternaturally beautiful young woman he's ever met. Polly is an acrobat, a gourmet chef, a psychologist, an international financial consultant, a physicist and a woman of who-knows how many other incredible talents. She has an unbelievable library, an art collection of all the world's great masterpieces and a print of a previously unknown Marx Brothers film. Her toilet paper is actually silk. And she seems to have some mysterious plans for him....

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Polly - Stephen Goldin
Polly!

Stephen Goldin ...

Word Count: 148000

Summary: For most twelve-year-olds, being kidnapped is terrifying. For Althea, it’s only Tuesday. Her powers of healing make her a precious commodity in the Badlands, a place where the strong write the law in blood. For as long as she can remember, she has lived either as a possession or a goddess. Althea contents herself with captivity as long as she can help others, even those who killed to own her. After three whole months in the same village, the friendship of a young warrior makes her feel almost like a member of the tribe rather than a prisoner. Alas, raiders seize her yet again. For the first time in six years, being stolen hurts. Following a reluctant escape, she questions if she should dare risk using her powers to defend herself, and those she has come to love. Her attempt to return to the tribe leaves her lost and alone and, for the first time in her life, trying to stay free. Alas, two threats far beyond her experience to understand also hunt her. One wishes to use her for his grand scheme—and one wants to destroy her.

Prophet of the Badlands - Matthew S. Cox
Prophet of the Badlands

Matthew S. Cox ...

August 24, 2018

Word Count: 60000

Summary: Planet Hy Man is in turmoil. Its’ leader lost on earth. Will Mex rise to the challenge or fade faster than her hair dye? Mex is heading for the Edinburgh Festival in search of planet Hy Man’s lost energy. A feat made near impossible considering her arch-rival has taken over Planet Hy man’s “operations room” along with every high- tech spying equipment going. Led down the road of false leads by her `arch rival” Mex hooks up with a troupe of performing transvestites, delves into the seedier side of the festival and discovers gin. Saving Planet Hy Man could not be further from her mind if she was comatose until that is her personnel robot Pete finds her. Will Pete convince Mex to sober up and save their planet or will Mex stick with the padded bras and all who wear them? Rebel Without A Bra is the quirky second book in the Planet Hy Man science fiction comedy series. If you like high-mileage heroines, fast-paced satire, and meticulously crafted universes, then you’ll love Kerrie Noor’s otherworldly farce. 

Rebel Without a Braw - Kerrie Noor - Planey Hy Man
Rebel Without A Bra

Kerrie Noor ...

February 12, 2019

Word Count: 69000

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Planet Hy Man; where women rule and men obey. But will girl power survive when the energy runs out? Mex is ready to hang up her catsuit. With her flashiest heroics decades behind her, she is all set to put her feet up and watch the galaxy pass by.  But when she is ordered to save Planet Hy Man or kiss her pension goodbye, she has no choice but to don her leathers and head to Scotland.  With a collapsable whip, and no idea what the Scot’s are saying, let alone what a latte is, Mex combs Glasgow. Confused, disoriented, and with a growing love for vodka, she discovers her leader has not only lied, but toppled from power. Mex has only one way home, and it’s in the hands of an old fella as elusive as the proverbial misplaced car keys. Will Mex find him in time and, if she does, will he be too Scottish to understand? Rebel Without A Clue is the quirky first book in the Planet Hy Man science fiction comedy series. If you like high-mileage heroines, fast-paced satire, and meticulously crafted universes, then you’ll love Kerrie Noor’s otherworldly farce.

 

Rebel Without a Clue - Kerrie Noor - Planey Hy Man
Rebel Without A Clue

Kerrie Noor ...

January 23, 2018

Word Count: 60000

Summary: Planet H Man has toppled under the coup of the century and Mex must choose. Will she settled for her retirement fund or politicians too young to take seriously? Planet Hyman is at a loss as their new and callous leader takes a sabbatical, she has found her "pleasure dome" and while she learns there is more to life than a new manifesto, a coup rises to the occasion. With Mex hungover in Scotland there is little to stand in their way apart from a hippy colony too chilled to care, a reporter with no scruples, and a missing set of batteries.  The coup has plans to runs things the “proletarian way” they are young, idealistic, and haven’t tasted luxury yet. They almost make it, grab the operations room, when their new and callous leader arises from her pleasure dome and grabs back her throne.  Will Mex pick up her leathers and defend the coupe, or return to her planet to recuperate from a Scottish “good night out”? Rebel Without A Crew is the quirky third book in the Planet Hy Man science fiction comedy series. If you like high-mileage heroines, fast-paced satire, and meticulously crafted universes, then you’ll love Kerrie Noor’s otherworldly farce.

Rebel Without a Crew - Kerrie Noor - Planey Hy Man
Rebel Without A Crew

Kerrie Noor ...

September 12, 2019

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Summary: 1899 years after the Catastrophe, Bridges is run by the Mob. As its steam-driven infrastructure fails, a new faction rises. Can she stop them? The Red Dog Conspiracy follows the story of 22-year-old small-time private eye Jacqueline Spadros beginning from her first major case: the missing little brother of her best friend, whose murder ten years before in front of her still haunts her nightmares. The only clue? A Red Dog stamp across the alley from where the boy was last seen. Dodging the man - seemingly mad - who has publicly threatened her life, placating her brutal, sadistic father-in-law, and dealing with her feelings about her ex-lover, while being married to one of the city's biggest drug lords: Jacqui is a busy woman. Her life is about to get much busier. From the very first page, Jacqui is dragged into a web of lies, secrets, and betrayals which both endangers her life and the lives of those she loves. Dark, gritty, violent steampunk crime fiction which keeps you guessing to the very end. If you like crime fiction, noir, Victorian/historical, gritty steampunk, psychological thrillers, hardboiled mystery, hard sf, dystopian, or mafia romance you will love this set. This digital box set comprises Act 1 of a 13 part serial novel. Included in this set: The Jacq of Spades: Part 1 of the Red Dog Conspiracy The Queen of Diamonds: Part 2 of the Red Dog Conspiracy The Ace of Clubs: Part 3 of the Red Dog Conspiracy If made into movies, this set would be rated R for bad language, graphic violence, smoking and alcohol use, child kidnapping, teenagers murdered (a serial killer is on the loose), and sexual content (Jacqui is married, after all). Welcome to the Family.

Red Dig Conspiracy box set - Patricia Loofbourrow
Red Dog Conspiracy Act 1

Patricia Loofbourrow ...

October 10, 2017

Word Count: 20000

Summary: Mars is good place to reinvent yourself, isn’t it? Jules Morales’s life has always been a state of contact change. When the opportunity comes up, why not take a trip to Mars to work on the platinum mining operation—and make a load of money? But what if there is more to Mars than just a payday and an adventure? The woman now calling herself Lisa Marie has spent her whole life trapped by the struggle to make ends meet, and sometimes held hostage by her own memories. On Mars she might finally find financial security, but will she also find something to care about today, and maybe even for the future? Mars is a world in transition, caught in the balance between capitalist exploitation and human exploration. The first people of Mars need to find a way to build a functioning economic zone and liveable habitat on the Red Planet. But could they do more—create a community, a true new home for humanity? Retaking Elysium is a prequel to the Nebula Award nominated game, The Martian Job.

Retaking Elysium - M. Darusha Wehn - Mars Consortium
Retaking Elysium

M. Darusha Wehm ...

October 29, 2019

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Summary: The ForeRunners have destroyed Capulet’s city, Ephesus, and the joint Lenar-Human search teams are needed to root out the enemy. But when the empathic Lenars refuse to work without Selena Dillon and her team of commandos, they soon find themselves back there in an uneasy alliance and a race against time to stop the enemy from destroying other cities. Throughout the galaxy billions are dying. Despite her fear that the alien Manta and their allies will turn against them, Selena needs to unite the races and find a way to destroy the ForeRunners before it’s too late. Selena knows there’s no more running, and that sooner or later there will be a final reckoning between herself and the queen. But even if they survive that long she needs to discover who will stand with her, and who against her, in this final confrontation with the tyrannical monarch.

Roar of Lions - Mark Iles - Darkening Stars
Roar of Lions

Mark Iles ...

October 29, 2017

Word Count: 47,845

Summary: In the dark heart of our imagination, and the haunted corners our past there are places we fear to tread. As much as we might try to outrun them, as much as we might try to deny their truths, we are owned by their shape, molded by their claws. The story of our being, they form a Sacrum Umbra, a sacred shadow of improbable origin- our own dark heart.

Sacrum Umbra - Amanda M. Lyons
Sacrum Umbra

Amanda M. Lyons ...

June 3, 2019

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Summary: JESSIE FLORES IS HAVING THE ULTIMATE BAD HAIR DAY. Imagine going to bed with mousy brown locks and waking up with a headful of supernova scarlet. It’s a hot new look for me – literally, because it bursts into flames whenever I’m threatened. My magical makeover is all Gary’s fault. I knew there was something off from the moment he transferred to my school. Go figure. He’s a wizard with a trust fund and an inferiority complex. Now, thanks to him, I’ve graduated from high school bullies to supernatural terrors and that’s not all. Fate has chosen me to face the legendary vampire destined to destroy the world. If I want to survive, I’ll have to dig deep and discover whether I’m truly worthy of this new power. Because if not, everything I hold dear will soon burn even hotter than my hair.

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Second String Savior - Rick Gualtieri & R.E. Carr - Tome of the Bill
Second String Savior

R.E. Carr , Rick Gualtieri ...

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Beyond the Edge Things get Weird.

Having barely survived their encounter with the mysterious race known only as Andromeda, the crew of the USCS Tempest now must find a way to repair the ship if they ever want to get back to the Coalition to warn them of what’s coming. Their comms are down, their engines are shot and unless the god Kor himself makes an appearance, they’ll have to rely on local help if they want a way out of this mess. But finding friendly species in an uncharted region of space is easier said than done. They’ve already captured one pirate attempting to take advantage of their ship and have spent the last few weeks fending off even more. If this doesn’t let up soon, there won’t be anything left of the Tempest to save. However, their new prisoner offers a solution. He knows where to find exactly what they need, if they’re willing to let him out. If that weren’t enough, he knows where they can find out more about Andromeda before returning to the Coalition. The catch is they have to put their trust in a bunch of strangers they know nothing about. If you love space adventure, robots, aliens and a bevy of characters with more mystery than Pandora, you’ll love SECRETS PAST and the INFINITY’S END series!

Secrets Past - Eric Warren - Infinity's End
Secrets Past

Eric Warren ...

August 10, 2019

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Summary: Ever wish things were different? Ivy Velasquez did, so she became someone else. In the 3D virtual world Marionette City, you can be anything you want — but everyone still knows who you are. Driven by her desire for a new life, Ivy takes her future in her hands when she makes another identity for herself. A brilliant designer, Ivy works for one of the huge firms which control the online system the world relies upon for both business and pleasure. But one day, Ivy discovers that her alternate self, Reuben Cobalt, had been murdered. Since alternate identities are forbidden by the firms which control access to the nets and to M City, Ivy has nowhere to turn — until she finds Andersson Dexter. Part private eye, part vigilante and part cop, Dex sets out to uncover Reuben’s killer. Since the firms control almost every aspect of life, including law and order, justice for average people comes only at the hands of the outlaw organization to which Dex belongs. Self Made is a murder mystery set in a vision of a future that seems to lurk just over the horizon. But above all, it is a story of how people strive to control their own destinies, and how that desire affects them and the people around them in ways they could never imagine.

Self Made - M. Darusha Wehn - Andersson Dexter
Self Made

M. Darusha Wehm ...

December 1, 2009

Word Count: 97000

Summary: Los Angeles is an apocalyptic wasteland. Without orientation, Colton stumbles through the vast, deserted city. He doesn’t remember who he is and where he came from. Scavengers save his life from mutants and bring him to the only remaining inhabited area and safe Zone in former Hollywood. There he learns that after a devastating catastrophe called The Glitch, reality shifted, allowing nightmarish creatures from another dimension to enter our world. These co-called Dark Ones feed on suffering and violence, wanting nothing less than the complete annihilation of humanity. Colton discovers that he has extraordinary abilities and joins a league of unusual defenders: ex-cop Eric, female cyborg Bombshell and Vincent, a mighty entity from another world, disguised as a human soldier. But the Dark Ones are evil beyond imagination and with their ice-cold enforcer, the traitor Eurydice, they are a threat nearly impossible to overcome. Cunning and ruthless, Eurydice sets a ploy in action, which leads to the destruction of the Zone’s defenses weakening the tiny community from within. It’s up to Colton and his friends to take a desperate stand against the superior enemy and save what is left of humanity from extinction. Fast-paced, action-driven, and cinematic – an eternal fight of good vs. evil told in a way as never before.

Pageflex Persona - Anna Mocikat
Shadow City

Anna Mocikat ...

November 7, 2019

Word Count: 23000

Summary: Sophie lives in a most peculiar cottage at the center of the Forgotten Forest, its inside much larger than its outside. You see, the house must be large, for it holds a great troll as well as a little girl. As one might expect, working for such a creature is rather frightening to a seven-year-old, but the endless expanse of black trees outside is even scarier. She’s afraid to make even the slightest sound, for the troll abhors loud children.   He’s not terribly fond of quiet children either―unless they’re in his stew. Sophie’s precious light offers comfort in her darkest moments. She can’t remember where it came from, but it’s her only source of hope holding back the gloom that yearns to devour her soul. Trolls are covetous beasts, and when he spots her shiny bauble and steals it, Sophie faces two terrible options:   Stay and suffer the wrath of a furious troll, or take her chances in a forest of her deepest fears.

Sophie's Light - Matthew S. Cox
Sophie's Light

Matthew S. Cox ...

April 6, 2018

Word Count: 58841

Summary: "In range alone, Richard Thomas is boundless. He is Lovecraft. He is Bradbury. He is Gaiman." —Chuck Palahniuk With a Foreword by Brian Evenson In this new collection, Richard Thomas has crafted fourteen stories that push the boundaries of dark fiction in an intoxicating, piercing blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Equally provocative and profound, each story is masterfully woven with transgressive themes that burrow beneath the skin.

  • A poker game yields a strange prize that haunts one man, his game of chance now turned into a life-or-death coin flip.
  • A set of twins find they have mysterious new powers when an asteroid crashes in a field near their house, and the decisions they make create an uneasy balance.
  • A fantasy world is filled with one man’s desire to feel whole again, finally finding love, only to have the shocking truth of his life exposed in an appalling twist.
  • A father and son work slave labor in a brave new world run by aliens and mount a rebellion that may end up freeing them all.
  • A clown takes off his make-up in a gloomy basement to reveal something more horrifying under the white, tacky skin.
Powerful and haunting, Thomas’ transportive collection dares you to examine what lies in the darkest, most twisted corners of human existence and not be transformed by what you find.

Spontaneous Human Combustion - Richard Thomas
Spontaneous Human Combustion

Richard Thomas ...

February 22, 2022

Word Count: 59770

Summary: IF SOUND KILLS, HOW CAN NEL GET THE WORLD TO LISTEN? ​Archaeologist Nel Bently dreamed of finding a ground-breaking site--she just never thought it would be on another planet. When she arrives on Samsara however, Lin confesses the trip took longer than Nel thought. Two years longer. Throwing her anger and homesickness into her work, Nel wonders if she just made the biggest mistake of her life. Then one of her team's lead officers takes a walk without his atmosuit. Once again, grief and confusion rock Nel's dig. But this time, she's determined to fix it--even if it means mutiny. Lightyears separate her from home and as Samsara's body count rises, the more it looks like Earth is next.

Strangers - V. S. Holmes - Starsedge: Nel Bently
Strangers

V. S. Holmes ...

April 16, 2019

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Summary: Discover ten planets, joined through music-based magic and an immense sentient crystal. This anthology contains nine stories from the popular Dissolutionverse universe! Join Origon as he investigates the Pixie homeworld and tries to avert a war! Learn how to change the Symphony with Rilan, as she searches for Origon's lost brother. Travel with merchants in an old war train with some suspicious cargo. Fly with the first majus in space! Discover the food and culture of the ten species. Learn what lurks in the basement of the House of Potential. Music, magic, and murder is afoot with Mandamon, as someone plots to bring down the secret Society of Two Houses! An ancient being confronts other-dimensional entities. And a climbing crew searches for the top of a miles-high wall, riding a giant steampunk beetle! If you like space opera, fast-paced adventure, music-based magic, and complex, diverse characters, then you’ll love this collection of stories from William C. Tracy’s Dissolutionverse. Pick up Tales of the Dissolutionverse to discover the music today! There’s more adventure in The Dissolution Cycle (Epic Space Opera, LGBT): Book 1: The Seeds of Dissolution Book 2: Facets of the Nether Book 3: Fall of the Imperium Book 4: Tales of the Dissolutionverse

Tales of the Dissolutionverse - William C. Tracy
Tales of the Dissolutionverse

William C. Tracy ...

May 20, 2019

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It was just supposed to be one job. But once the Coalition has you, they never let go…

Caspian Robeaux thought his troubles were over when he disrupted the Coalition’s plans and the person who had betrayed him found himself behind bars. But life is rarely so simple. Now the Coalition has a new mission for him, one that takes him right back into the heart of the enemy who helped cost him his freedom. The question is, can he step up to the challenge, or will his past continue to determine his future? Immerse yourself in the world of the Sovereign Coalition with this second volume in the highly successful INFINITY’S END series from Bestselling Author Eric Warren.

Tempest Rising - Eric Warren - Infinity's End
Tempest Rising

Eric Warren ...

May 27, 2019