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by Sidney SonInvestigate, mitigate, and eliminate any abnormalities that threaten the planet. Former elite soldier, Jonathan Hawthorn has his work cut out for him. In a world where few people believe in the possibility of life existing outside of Earth, his job is to protect humanity—at all costs. Oceanographer, Ariella Marconi is suddenly thrust into the perilous deep when two large crystalline structures were detected on opposite ends of the ocean. Together, Ariella and Jonathan delve into the depths, inve... more
by G.S. CarlineAll Lisette de Lille wants is an easy life. She’s not enthralled with getting married to a dull young nobleman, but it will secure her Caribbean island for France—for king and country, right? When her betrothed and his lover sell her to a pirate, her life goals change significantly. Now all she wants is white-hot revenge. The pirate, Rocco, has a sinister motive for purchasing Lisette. An ancient curse turns him into a blood dragon each night of the new moon. He is driven to kill everyone who w... more
by FX Holden
A sci-fi noir story for fans of Blade Runner, Core Melt is a gripping novel of love, betrayal and revolution. Emin Wei is a Hunter class cyber, birthed on the spaceport moon of Orkutsk for a single purpose. Find suspected terrorist Kristen Newgard, judge her, and if guilty, terminate her. Only as he is setting out on his mission, does he learn three other Hunters have gone before him, and none have returned.
by Martin KearnsIn a battle between two ancient evils, can one naïve young man become the last hope against powerful creatures of legend? David Dolan thinks he's already got the world figured out. But when a collapsed bridge plunges him into the icy Hudson, he's pulled deep into the deadly realm that exists between life and death. And with his earthly form trapped in a coma, he's vulnerable to the horde of demons hell-bent on his utter destruction. Traversing the road to the afterlife, David seeks the wis... more
by Kimberly QuayWhen the ones you’re meant to protect turn on you, what do you do? I’m a Hunter. I’m also a banshee. My mission is to protect mortals from the evils they think only exist in stories. Things were going well until a mortal in the US government stumbled upon a rogue banshee and discovered who and what we are. The rogue got away, but not before the mortal came up with a diabolical plan. With the goal of securing world domination by using banshee blood to create immortal soldiers, he formed ... more
by Kimberly QuayI made a mistake. One I paid for with my heart. I hurt my clan. Worst of all, I hurt the man I love. My clan forgave me, but not him. I severed our bond. He’s sworn to never forgive me. I’ve refused to accept that, and I’m determined to change his mind. But can I? With a dark-magic wielding fairy haunting my dreams, my personal life may need to wait. My unique blood has always attracted the attention of dangerous enemies, and now that I’ve turned full-on banshee, I’m even more intriguin... more
by Kimberly QuayWhat you know about vampires is what we want you to believe. The stories of vampires were created to distract you from the truth… Banshees are real and secretly live among mortals. I’m Qadira Quinn. As a half-fairy, kick-ass Hunter living with a clan of banshees, you'd think I'd be safe. But when one of our enemies figures out what I am, I’ll have to fight for my life... not to mention the lives of countless mortals. Our sadistic foe is bored with his mortal-trafficking ring and now wants... more
by Jo Denning
Explore the stories before the story of Dead Blood City in this collection. Follow Saoirse Reilly and others across five supernatural tales of mystery, romance, and horror.
"He gazed up at me like I was fashioned from dreams and sunlight. I felt like a goddess."
A young woman embarks on a sensuous journey to adulthood with a stranger in the woods.
"I was faking it, hoping to make it and praying the people I loved wouldn&rsq... more
by Jo Denning
"Drowning might be like going to sleep. It would be nice to sleep forever - leave everything behind in the waking world."
Detective Saoirse Reilly commits to finding a missing child before dying by suicide. While investigating the kidnapping of Delaney Bascom, she is snared in the supernatural underbelly of Boston, Massachusetts. She will have to face her demons if she hopes to bring the girl home.
Reilly has the dubious support of Emrys Somerled, a forensic psychologist... more
by David Nepentes
The president of the United States meet a mysterious Goddess in the Oval Office. He attempts change the nation, but fails. In failing, he decides to renounce the world, and to retire into seclusion. After he dies in an unexpected sequence of events, one that will perplex humanity forever, his legacy will be set in the embrace of the great and infinite spirit of the Cosmic Queen.
by Deborah JarvisDeirdre Hawes had never thought of her life as extraordinary until one day she met her father and thus began the adventure of a lifetime. Armed only with the knowledge that she is heir to special magical gifts that would allow her to call on the aid of the long-vanished dragons, she finds herself drawn into a web of intrigue and murder where the powers behind the throne are aligning to make sure she doesn't succeed, no matter the cost. Deirdre soon finds her life in the hands of those she’s been... more
by C.J. HallThe Green Grow 3 is hurtling through space, catapulted out of Earth’s orbit after a propulsion drive malfunction. Liz’s brother, Jackson, says he knows how to get the ship back to Earth, but can she trust him? Not only is he plotting against the man she loves, but he refuses to give them the information they need until the council meets his strange demands. He wants them to travel light years away to a distant planet—faster than any human has ever traveled—just to turn around. Why? Liz thinks sh... more
by Tom PappalardoNine speculative stories from Tom Pappalardo. In “Mind The Gap,” a man falls through time up and down instead of back and forth. “Bygone” tells the story of a girl and her beloved robot exploring the abandoned state of Massachusetts. In “This Town,” a half-hit wonder finds all the time he lost drinking in the ‘90s. Career-minded cats, lethal landscapers, illegal sodas? Sure. A sleeping dog disrupts downtown, Death incarnate stops for a latte, a new dead friend at the old landfill? Yeah, why n... more
by Aaron FraleClara can either save the world or her wife, an impossible choice. Against her better judgment, Clara manipulates the timeline to save Misako. She screws everything up, and an evil dictator invades Albuquerque with killer robots with friendly murderous dispositions. Now Clara has to fix the timeline, save her wife, and make sure her friends do not die in the process.
by MansonLawlessness. Rampant crime. Ruthless gangs running wild in the streets. Welcome to Punk City… the city of the Hell Bound Kids: one of the many gangs warring for control of Punk City’s hellish streets.
by Andrew OrangeDick, the orphaned son of a Russian military man and his African wife, is studying at a university in Moscow while enjoying a clandestine love affair with Julia, the daughter of a powerful and dangerous man. When their relationship is shattered by the father’s decision to forcibly marry her off, Dick is forced to leave Russia. He accepts an invitation from a mysterious organization called the International Scientific Institute of Space. He soon finds himself in the South Pacific, on the small is... more