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by Martin R. Nelson
Resentment festers. Thousands of years after the Empire of Kai’loth fell, the world of Tesseris is tenuously held together by the five pentarchs of the Crux. Outside the massive city, the pirates of the Verdant Sea grow bolder with each passing season, and strange tales spread of villages uprooted as if by giants, giving the pentarchs more pressing matters to worry about than corruption within their ranks. Yet in the shadows an order of monks has secretly trained and sent men into the w... more
by David Walton
The first book of a globe-spanning science-fiction thriller series by the author of The Genius Plague. When paleontologists Samira and Kit uncover dinosaur skeletons in northern Thailand, they also find the remains of an ancient genetic technology that nations will kill to control. Catapulted into a web of murder and intrigue involving the Chinese Ministry of State Security, a powerful Asian crime syndicate, the CIA, and a beautiful Thai princess, Samira and Kit don’t k... more
by Jeff GonsalvesElliott Anderssen is a disturbed young boy with a dangerous psychic talent: when he gets angry, he can make your worst fears spring to life. His mother is a paranoid recluse who keeps him locked in his bedroom for days at a time. One night, in a fit of desperation, Elliott transforms their home into a fiery vision from Hell, drawing the militia's attention. A frantic chase results in the detainment of Elliott in a maximum-security seclusion tank. Elliott's uncle Chuck is an operative working ... more
by Elci NorthIn a society where babies have become a source of government income, laws designed to push up the birth rate are enacted that strip women of the most basic of human rights: The right to choose when to have a child, the right to choose who to marry, and the right to raise her biological child. Logical computer programmer Jane overindulges at a graduation party, winds up pregnant, and is forced to marry a near-stranger. Drama queen Angelica bets a gay guy in a bar that he couldn’t “do it wit... more
by Shawn Adair JohnstonSynopsis: On Canada’s Arctic coast, the lives of local villagers are threatened by an abused Inuit teenager, a rogue A.I., and an ancient demon. An alliance between the oldest and newest forms of evil in our planet’s history could trigger a world war and usher in a permanent dark age. While investigating brutal attacks against Inuit villages, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, assisted by renowned blind detective Peter Straw, discover a far more complex danger. In this futuristic sci fi/fantasy... more
by Steven HamlingSome People Keep Secrets Nina Papez was once a rising star, until her career took a turn for the worse. Now she works as a waitress, trying to make rent. Ashamed of her struggles, Nina has not told anyone about her predicament, especially her family. When her uncle Hecotr calls asking her to help him with his sheep farm, Nina flies out to the Maryland countryside. Some Secrets Kill Something has been living in the woods surrounding the town of Little River. Something that has been kept... more
by Neil W. FlanzraichThe evil Genius Arkady Astrakhan is the Supreme Ruler of Astrakon, a planet in the Andromeda Galaxy. He lives in a palace, has a harem and daily spends hours on his throne in an arena where gladiatorial combats take place. He is a sadist with absolute control over the planet’s population. When Roger Reynolds, the leader of Earth’s Council of Geniuses, and Merlin, the 6th century wizard, destroy Arkady’s twin brother Abaddon, Arkady is compelled to leave Astrakon, and travel to Earth to avenge h... more
by S.M. WarlowHeritage is the debut novel from S.M. Warlow and the first instalment of the Tales of the Phoenix Titan series. This space opera is perfect for fans of Firefly, the Expanse, Star Wars and Mass Effect. Make them proud, son of Earth. 25 years after the fall of Earth, the Commonwealth is locked in a vicious, galaxy-spanning war against the Revenant. Countless worlds have been lost in the fighting, and now one crew must come together and stand in the way of galactic annihilation. Nathan Car... more
by R. J. Cole, MS, LEP
The story is of a young man’s coming of age and his discovery of his true nature and calling by taking on an ancient series of seemingly dangerous and impossible alchemical tasks like those confronted by the mythological Greek gods Psyche who wields the magic of intuition and love and Apollo the god of light and darkness, healing, and the slayer of dragons. He learns how to face demons that hide in the netherworld of his unconscious and masters the techniques to overcome them. Included ... more
by Lydia M. Hawke
She wanted purpose. She got dark magic and war.
Claire Emerson is adrift. After a lifetime as a wife, mother, and grandma, she never saw divorce or loneliness coming and is desperate for some sense of purpose. But when her sixtieth birthday brings a snarky gargoyle, an annoyingly sexy wolf shifter, and an unknown magical calling, she thinks she's losing the only thing she has left: her sanity.
Refusing to believe she's the powerful defender of humankind he... more
by SweetThere are few things worse than waking up hogtied in a locked cell. Waking up hogtied and daisy-chained to four strangers in a locked cell is one of those things. When Kaj, Valma, Ortensia, Gillian, and Ava wake up in a blood-stained and scratch-covered cell miles underground, the five pseudo-strangers have to figure out who put them there and why. With battling opinions and past grievances inciting tension in the group, the unwilling adventurers learn that fighting undead and discovering cl... more
by Patrick DelaneyOn the eve of her resignation, Sheriff Sterling Marsh prepares for a bleak winter in Drybell, Connecticut, after a string of bad decisions leaves her life in shambles. Two weeks before Christmas and expecting a long night of paperwork and quiet celebration with the friends she’s grown to know and love, she’s surprised when an unnerving stranger appears in the form of a witch. A silent, menacing figure, the witch appears to be ripped straight out of a fairy tale, complete with a tall, pointed ... more
by Lianyu TanAn orphan with a shameful secret must choose whom to love: her vampire mistress or the woman trying to save her life. A provocative tale of seduction, violence, and despair from dark lesbian romance author Lianyu Tan.
by Al DavidsonAgent Farrell and his team have Joshua backed into a corner. At the NSMZ base, a Maelstrom permie rig and a team of scientists await Joshua’s arrival. Silently observing from the sidelines is Peter Yee of the Siuping Clan, a powerful crime boss to whom Joshua owes a favor. Caught between two formidable entities who want to exploit his abilities for their own purposes, Joshua must choose between the man who will make him a human weapon, and the one who will turn him into brainmeat to con... more
by Al Davidson
Who Am I? What am I?
These questions have plagued Joshua since childhood. Mysterious amplified senses and boosted reflexes have helped him survive and thrive in a brutal, lawless megacity, and he leads the notorious Epitaph gang with keen street instincts.
When Joshua’s unexplained abilities draw the attention of a covert government entity, he finds himself on the run. Only his skills and street smarts keep him one step ahead of his relentless hunters.
They know what h... more
by Peter Buckle‘...Ben shivered and looked with horror at what he saw. Before his eyes, the water in the lake slowly receded and an icy wind whistled through the window… He could not believe what was happening—everything was disappearing. The lake was a dry hollow, the meadows had become barren and the trees stood before him stripped of their leaves and bark. The sky darkened and then everything turned white and he could see a figure standing alone on the frosted ground…’ Ben, a young adult, aware of his stran... more