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Word Count: 80000

Summary: Beware the demon prince who's sick and tired of running. Federico Duomo is dead, to begin with. But this is only the first bit of Shax's problems resolved. Powerful crime lords and an obscenely wealthy oligarch are still determined to destroy him and his crew, and Fluffy's original owner may be coming after the Brimstone now, too. It would be splendid to be able to take on one thing at a time. Adding to the external conflicts, life on board the Brimstone has only grown increasingly stranger. Shax has no idea what to do with the seven partly human children that Heckle rescued from slavers. Heckle himself has grown short-tempered, even with Mac. Someone from Julian's past catches up to them on Barbary. It's enough to put a demon off his cinnamon buns. Shax isn't panicking, though. In fact he's had it up to his handsome royal nose with the people he loves having to live in constant fear. The fox has turned at bay and the Brimstone's enemies are in for a shock. The demon prince of thieves is coming for them.

A Fine Mess - Angel Martinez - Brimstone
A Fine Mess: Brimstone 7

Angel Martinez ...

July 28, 2020

Word Count: 26000

Summary: Being an OIL (Onsite Inter-species Liaison) for the Interplanetary Multispecies Pact has never been an easy job. In fact it's a crap job when stuck on a backwater nowhere planet like Earth. But cobra Yervath Sissal Naganos manages. The demotion was swift and heavy-handed, but he'll climb back out of this hell eventually. Humans don't meet his social needs, so, yes, it's been lonely and he tells himself he likes the solitude. That is, until IMP sends him an irritating  new assistant he never asked for. Now his peace is well and truly disturbed and his paranoid diplomatic reflexes have reawakened. The worst part is the kid didn't have to be so cute.

A Message From the Home Office - Angel Martinez
A Message From The Home Office

Angel Martinez ...

August 25, 2020

Word Count: 60,000

Summary: What happens when you die, but the universe isn’t done with you? You might end up as the pet of a giant worm-a-pede alien and…if you survive your evolved descendants and rogue aliens of 1 million A.D…discover you have more in common with intelligent worms than you ever thought possible. Yes, all this might happen if you are Albert Rudyard Goldstein—the discoverer of the Biomic Network Algorithm—who thought his time had come. He had done his part to make the world a better place. Now he deserved—even looked forward to—a peaceful and mercifully succinct death. But the universe had other plans...

A Once-Dead Genius in the Kennel of Master Morticue Ambergrand
A Once-Dead Genius in the Kennel of Master Morticue Ambergrand

R. Gary Raham ...

May 31, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: A quest for vengeance. A battle for dominance. Anything is for sale at the Auction of Souls. Max and his party start down a dark path with only an echo to remind them why they’re fighting. Finding their target in the game isn’t enough, they need to find them in real life. Perhaps for this very reason, they’re no longer harmless misfits: they’re the most infamous players in the game. They get invited to an auction that offers contract items to the highest bidder, a golden opportunity to prepare for the battles that loom in their future. Weapons aren’t the only thing they need. Down a party member, they need a new ally to fill the void in the team. House Lockheart wasn't the only group invited: the top players in Noctum gather like moths to a flame. With this many lords, villains, thieves, and assassins in one place, finding an ally is easy; trusting them is far harder. The auction is open, and the price could be everything.

Auction of Souls - David Petrie - Pixel Dust
Auction of Souls

David Petrie ...

July 24, 2020

Word Count: 35656

Summary: When Shax stumbles across rumors of an experimental house that responds to the occupant’s brain functions, creating scenarios to please and delight, naturally he wants to steal it. While stealing an entire house sounds impossible, the demon prince has a cunning plan. But a night at the ballet heralds the return of a troubled and hunted Julian Parallax. He brings ominous news to whisper in Shax's ear and forces Ness to battle a new emotion – raging jealousy. With nefarious plots in the background and an overabundance of Poe references, even Shax’s scheming may not be enough to get the Brimstone crew out alive this time.

Beside a Black Tarn - Angel Martinez - Brimstone
Beside A Black Tarn: Brimstone 5

Angel Martinez ...

February 10, 2016

Word Count: 100000

Summary: Raka Varoule survived the events of Black Swan Planet and returns to Earth, but things have changed. What has happened to the people he knew and cared for, and is Marco still wearing assless chaps? Find out in Black Swan Antithesis [audio mp3="https://www.limfic.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/BSA-Audio-Sample.mp3"][/audio]

Black Swan Antithesis - James Peters - Black Swan Planet
Black Swan Antithesis

James Peters ...

August 24, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Raka Varoule, Maven Blackheart, and Marco return for one final adventure in Black Swan Empire! When Maven nearly starts WWIII as a result of an international nuclear incident, she and Raka are forced to flee from Earth and return to the Galactic Empire, but they aren’t exactly welcomed with open arms. They are quickly drawn into a plot that just happens to involve the assassination of Emperor Caligula himself. With the help of some old friends and a few frenemies, they face their biggest challenge yet when the entire Empire is on the line.

Black Swan Empire - James Peters - Black Swan Planet
Black Swan Empire

James Peters ...

February 15, 2022

Word Count: 100000

Summary: Raka Varoule is a second-rate investigative reporter, traveling between the twenty-seven worlds of the Galactic Empire exposing minor scandals. His big break comes when he weasels his way onto the Emperor’s personal star-cruiser to report live, across the galaxy, how the Emperor is celebrating his birthday. When he exposes the biggest scandal in galactic history, he narrowly escapes with the help of a drug runner, a dominatrix, and a monkey wearing ass-less chaps. Together, they search for an escape from the Empire; a barbarian world outside Imperial control. Then things get weird. Black Swan Planet is a rare treat of a novel. A satirical science-fiction story told in a unique way, utilizing a variety of perspectives. This story will make you both laugh out loud and keep you guessing what will happen next. James Peters has woven a story you’ll never forget, even if you lack mnemonic implants or prescription vibrating undergarments   [audio mp3="https://www.limfic.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/BSP-Retail-Sample.mp3"][/audio]

Black Swan Planet - James S. Peters
Black Swan Planet

James Peters ...

September 21, 2017

Word Count: 56000

Summary: Cold Cosmos is a fun and epic space opera science fiction story. Think Cowboys and Aliens meets Farscape and Firefly, with a hint of Hitchhiker's Guide and some Orville. [audio mp3="https://www.limfic.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Cold-Cosmos-B1-Sample.mp3"][/audio]

Last Night on Earth - James Peters - Cold Cosmos
Cold Cosmos: Book One - Last Night On Earth

James Peters ...

September 30, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: He tried to bury it. But some things refuse to stay hidden. Having survived his encounter with the mysterious Sil race, Caspian and the crew of the USCS Tempest receive a new assignment: investigate the threat emerging far beyond the Coalition’s borders. With its advanced engines, Tempest is the only ship fast enough to reach whatever is out there before they cross into Coalition territory. But just because Cas is part of the mission now doesn’t mean the crew has to like it. Being back on board a starship hasn’t been easy, and now that he’s been tasked with keeping their new ally from killing the crew, it isn’t getting any easier. It seems his only option is to bury what the Coalition did to him and return to the model officer he used to be. Tensions and tempers rise when the ship gets stuck at the edge of a seldom-traveled nebula, costing them precious time and energy. But is there something more to this dark edge of space? As the mystery unfolds, Caspian realizes not only is this unlike anything he’s ever seen before, but he may not be able to bury his past as deep as he hoped. Brand new from bestselling author Eric Warren, DARKEST REACH is the third installment in the INFINITY’S END SAGA. Fans of Star Trek, Firefly and The Twilight Zone will enjoy this illuminating look into what really resides in the darkest corners of space and our minds.

Darkest Reach - Eric Warren - Infinity's End
Darkest Reach

Eric Warren ...

June 10, 2019

Word Count: 41000

Summary: A yuletide wedding brings tidings of comfort, joy… and peril. Eighteen months ago, Tarik Jaso, Duke of Arles, would have been thrilled if Sander Fiala, Duke of Roses, sank beneath the waves along with his stupid boat. That was then. Now, Tarik can’t wait to head out on a private sail with Sander—a sail that will culminate in a highly public, politically significant wedding. Their union will be the first one between North and South Abarran royalty in centuries. If all goes to plan, it will usher in a new era of peace and cooperation between their countries. But as the big day approaches, their meticulous arrangements begin to fall apart. Can Sander and Tarik weather the storm of political opposition, familial objection, and outright betrayal to reach the altar at last? Duke the Hall is a 41,000-word M/M superhero rom-com featuring two dukes determined to tie the knot, relatives both helpful and annoying, spiteful thunderstorms, superhero sabotage, and hints that things are not all they seem. Note: Duke the Hall is not a stand-alone story. It’s the sequel to Duking It Out and as such contains spoilers for the earlier book.

Duke the Hall - E.J. Russell
Duke the Hall

E.J. Russell ...

November 17, 2020

Word Count: 46000

Summary: Royal dukes from rival countries, shipwrecked on a deserted island. The grudge match of the century—or a love story of super-heroic proportions? Sander Fiala, Duke of Roses, is fourth in line to the South Abarran throne, even though his rogue power earned him the nickname “The Monster of Roses” and got him banished from the Castle. But right before he’s about to set off on his annual birthday sailing trip, the Queen asks him to meet with the notoriously volatile North Abarran Duke of Arles. Tarik Jaso, Duke of Arles, expects the worst from people because—let’s face it—people are the worst. His superpower bombards him with any and all electronic transmissions, which…yeah, people suck. So when he’s attacked and wakes up in the cabin of a stranded boat, he knows he’s royally screwed. Because the man looming over him—the man he’d gone toe-to-toe with right before the attack—is the infamous Monster of Roses. Tarik is positive the Monster is behind his kidnapping. Sander is sure the whole thing is Tarik’s fault. As they work toward rescue, Tarik realizes that the disturbingly hot Sander is no monster, and Sander discovers that Tarik’s temper masks a caring soul wrapped in a cantankerous (though undeniably sexy) body. tt For their burgeoning connection to endure, they’ll have to duke it out with political factions, dark conspiracies, and centuries of traditions that keep them on opposite sides of the border. But first? They have to get off this damn island. Duking It Out is a 46,000-word M/M enemies to lovers, opposites attract, superhero rom-com, featuring Only One Bed, a grumpy duke who should know better than to jump to conclusions, a self-doubting duke who’s good with his hands (heh), gossipy seagulls, competent assistants, a guaranteed HEA, and (unfortunately) capes.

Duking It Out - E.J. Russell
Duking It Out

E.J. Russell ...

July 6, 2020

Word Count: 41000

Summary: Terror lies waiting in the jungle island of Flores. Terror in the form of cryptids called ebu gogo. Terror for the cryptozoologists who dream to discover them. The one thing Lewis Dare wants more than anything in the world is to discover the ebu gogo - three-foot-tall cryptids in the genus of Homo rumored to live in Indonesia. But Lewis Dare’s ex-wife Linda, wanting to beat the famous cryptozoologist at his own game, has rushed to Indonesia in order to discover the ebu gogo before he does. On the Indonesian island of Flores, their dream to discover a cryptid becomes a nightmare when the ebu gogo turn out to be primitive, savage, sex fiends. Warning: Ebu Gogo has repugnant sex, disgusting nudity, nauseating violence, unlikable characters, deranged humor, and cruelty to furries. It’s a lot of fun.

Ebu Gogo - J. Manfred Weichsel
Ebu Gogo

J. Manfred Weichsel ...

May 18, 2020

Word Count: 31368

Summary:

While Shax recovers from a near fatality, his shipmates have been busy. He's rather proud of them for taking the initiative and finding them a lucrative cargo run. His pride turns to outright horror, though, when he finds out what sort of cargo. Frogs. The one thing in the universe that incites mindless panic in Shax. Unfortunately, he also soon discovers that a healthy fear of frogs doesn't prevent frog-driven disasters.

An unlikely series of overlapping mishaps hurls the Brimstone back to an even more unlikely point in history for a couple of demons and a fallen angel in a spaceship. Somehow they need to repair and refuel, and puzzle out how to get home. Time travel has never been so messy.

Fear of Frogs - Angel Martinez - Brimstone
Fear Of Frogs: Brimstone 3

Angel Martinez ...

February 22, 2014

Word Count: 85000

Summary: ALSO AVAILABLE FROM INGRAM FOR BOOKSTORES We’re a world beset by crises. Climate change, income inequality, racism, pandemics, an almost unmanageable tangle of issues. Sometimes it’s hard to look ahead and see a hopeful future. We asked sci-fi writers to send us stories about ways to fix what’s wrong with the world. From the sixty-five stories we received, we chose twelve most amazing (and hopefully prescient) tales. Dive in and find out how we might mitigate climate change, make war obsolete, switch to alternative forms of energy, and restructure the very foundations of our society, The future’s not going to fix itself.

Fix the World Anthology
Fix the World Anthology

April 10, 2021

Word Count: 56250

Summary: GHOSTS, GIRLS, & OTHER PHANTASMS is a comprehensive collection of Stephen Goldin's solo short fiction, containing most of the stories from his earlier collection THE LAST GHOST AND OTHER STORIES. (The "Angel in Black" stories have been broken out into their own volume.) It includes some of his best-known stories, such as the Nebula Award finalist story "The Last Ghost" and the oft-anthologized "Sweet Dreams, Melissa." The complete Table of Contents lists:

  • Sweet Dreams, Melissa
  • The Girls on USSF 193
  • Nice Place to Visit
  • When There's No Man Around
  • Xenophobe
  • Grim Fairy Tale
  • Of Love, Free Will, and Gray Squirrels on a Summer Evening
  • Stubborn
  • But As A Soldier, For His Country
  • The World Where Wishes Worked
  • Apollyon Ex Machina
  • Prelude to a Symphony of Unborn Shouts
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young God
  • The Last Ghost
  • Haunted Houses
The stories in this book run the gamut from humor to pathos, and demonstrate the evolution of a prolific writer in the speculative fiction field. Enjoy!

COMING SOON
Ghosts, Girls and Other Phantoms - Stephen Goldin
Ghosts, Girls, & Other Phantasms

Stephen Goldin ...

Word Count: 23000

Summary: Shax, the Demon Prince of Thieves, has reconciled himself to exile. He has a grand time careening around the galaxy as a high-end, intergalactic purloiner of pretties. Everything's going just fine, thank you very much. All right, fine, the anti-gravity cows are a bit problematic and some of his buyers are bad for his health, but he manages until he comes across an injured angel in a psychedelic alien jungle. He only rescues the wing boy for his golden feathers, but what Shax doesn’t know about angels could fill an intergalactic encyclopedia. Ness, since his full, angelic name is too much to deal with, is shockingly naïve and seems convinced that Shax and Verin have brought him aboard to torture him or perhaps eat him. Little by little, Shax begins to earn his trust in the quest to wheedle a golden feather or two from him until to Shax's dismay, the yearning after pretties becomes a different sort of yearning entirely.

Hell for the Company - Angel Martinez - Brimstone
Hell For The Company: Brimstone 2

Angel Martinez ...

January 4, 2014

Word Count: approx 40k

Summary: Is anyone truly prepared for the apocalypse? Well, Kerry certainly isn't, and she fairly quickly discovers that looking sharp in a business suit and heels is not going to help anyone when there's an apocalypse, with possible zombies! Together with a super spy, an ex girl guide and a personal trainer with manly foraging skills Kerry must battle terrifying religious cults, rich people and her personal demons, all whilst having the daily chore of deciding what to wear! This is a laugh out loud comedy with romance, heart and talking badgers, and is not to be missed. What would you wear to the apocalypse? #IWoreHeels

I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse - C H Clepitt
I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse

C H Clepitt ...

April 2, 2016

Word Count: 36000

Summary: INK (NOUN) Five definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) A colored fluid used for writing 2) The action of signing a deal 3) A black liquid ejected by squid 4) Publicity in the written media 5) A slang word for tattoos Ink features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Ink Anthology
Ink

Isobel Granby ...

August 10, 2021

Word Count: 36000

Summary: IN-NO-VA-TION (Noun) 1) A new idea, method, or device. 2) The introduction of something new. 3) The application of better solutions to meet unarticulated needs. Three definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 120 of our favorites. Innovation features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Innovation
Innovation

William W. Tate ...

August 8, 2020

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