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by Caleb Durden
The only kid working on a starship with lawless smugglers on their way to the planet Lathas, Edin Carvosa dreams of a different life. When he learns that Lathas has a gladiatorial tournament called a gauntlet where young boys fight to the death for money, pride, and a ticket to the most prestigious academies, he plots to escape and enter the tournament. But everything goes sour when a mysterious stranger ambushes the smugglers’ rendezvous with a dangerous cartel. The only one left alive... more
by Julie Mathison
From award-winning indie author Julie Mathison comes the sequel to BookLife Prize Semi Finalist VASILISA.
Old Rus, a land of witches and ogres, bogatyr warriors and six-headed dragons, magic and myth. A land lurking below the waking world, a fabled land – except for the chosen few.
It’s 1942, and the world is at war. Elena Petrovna Volkonsky is just a schoolgirl in a Pennsylvania steel town, the Russia of her forebears long forgotten – except in... more
by T.S. BeierAt the far edge of cultivated space, a derelict ship rests. Ten times larger than the biggest Terran dreadnaught, the ship is not recognized by any of the five species tenuously coexisting in the galaxy. Small crews are sent to investigate. What they find is a trap. Once in the metal labyrinth’s clutches, it is clear the unlikely allies will not escape unless they can work together as a team. Unfortunately, trust and cooperation are entirely out of the question. An immersive tale of esc... more
by Christian Warren FreedA thrilling sci-fi noir adventure combining the best mystery of the Maltese Falcon with the adventure of Total Recall and suspense of James Bond. It is the 23rd century. Humankind has spread across the galaxy. The Earth Alliance rules weakly and is desperate for power. Hidden in the shadows are the Lazarus Men: a secret organization ruled with an iron fist by the enigmatic Mr. Shine. His agents are the worst humanity has to offer and they are everywhere. Gerald LaPlant’s life changes forev... more
by Madeleine de JeanWhen a Bronze Age figurine starts talking to Mycenae Archaeologist, Margaret Benson, warning her of her own imminent death and the re-destruction of this site, Margaret finds herself morphing in and out of a permeable timeline, uncovering Bronze Age Aliens joined to a Curse of Clytemnestra set to go off tomorrow. Margaret’s most unique discovery, this 3200-hundred-year-old figurine, found in the ruins of King Agamemnon’s palace, reveals a far-advanced Bronze Age society of enlightened humans ... more
by Rob BaddorfBorn into great wealth, Kimberly the cat lived her life pampered by Madam, trained in refinement and class, yet always kept at arm’s length. When Madam suddenly dies, Kimberly is put up for sale at a yard sale. Signey, an 11-year-old girl, eagerly nabs Kimberly as her own. Whisked off with the commoners, Kimberly suffers the tortures of her impoverished life and vows to keep Signey at arm’s length. Fights over who gets use of the bed, first-time experiments with makeup, and Halloween dress-ups... more
by Thiago AbdallaThe dead shall not be mourned or remembered, for death is the enemy, and will only drive the Seraph away. The Domain is the bastion of life. The Seraph blesses her faithful with endless years, and death is kept away in hope for Her return. The Domain nations have maintained a tenuous peace with the southern clans, who believe life must be returned to the Earth to keep it whole. But the world of Avarin is changing. A deadly frenzy spreads among the people of the Domain, while parts of th... more
by S.G. BlaiseLilla must recruit the biggest and most dangerous army in the Seven Galaxies, but the Teryn emperor will not comply unless Lilla earns the blessing of the Teryn Guardian Goddess Laoise. Dealing with gods is never easy. Guardian Goddess Laoise’s condition for bestowing her blessing is for Lilla to bring her the mysterious Heart Amulet. Now Lilla is trapped in a strange place with no way out, no idea where to go or how to find the amulet. The only way for Lilla to complete her mission is t... more
by B. De Alwis
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a special wish that brings hope, friendship and second chances in this heartwarming tale…
Charlie loves pulling pranks, but this Christmas he’s finally gone too far… With four prim and proper sisters, a grumpy neighbour, and a talent for stirring trouble, Charlie worries this will be the year he finally ends up on Santa’s Naughty List. He’s tried being good, but none of it matters because his greatest Christmas wish i... more
by Sul HarleyFor fans of Alice in Wonderland and the Mad hatter; an even deeper, twisted and cosy story full of heartbreak, love, friendship and a devilish cup of tea. Meet Lumen meets Tea creature; two suspicious crazy creatures who end up working together against all odds, one hanging cheese on the washing line, and the other expanding glass intelligence from court, but whose backyard place will solve the problem? Most importantly who will destroy who? A hundred questions, curious blood experiments, mut... more
by Tim PompeyContinuing in the tradition of Freeland, Find Walter, and other stories of the supernatural, Tim Pompey shares four long tales: A couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary unexpectedly encounter their dead son. A young man's disappearance raises the specter of an old German folktale. An executive ignores her father's dying wish at her own peril. A devilish kidnapper raids an Oklahoma town and launches a heavenly war. With horror, tragedy, and a slice of bloody humor, the author explores ... more
by Edward Hochsmann
An exciting collection of four novellas, describing the evolution of the Patrol Force, a combination Defense Organization and Interplanetary Constabulary for the Confederation of the Six Systems, an economic empire covering a significant portion of the Milky Way.
The First Step - One hundred years of armistice following a devastating genocidal war finds the Listrians and Urtimalians eyeing each other warily across their frontier. After picking up a furtive distress call from an... more
by Jessaca WillisDemons chase her... But this badass huntress is ready to fight back! When horrifying monsters kill Halira's and Dimitri's families, they join the Shadow Crusade, a legion of warriors tasked with destroying demon-kind. Together, they'll avenge their loved ones, and perhaps find some small amount of comfort in having each other for the journey. But some horrors can't be escaped... One in particular—the roguish half-demon responsible for killing Halira's parents—stalks her to the Crusader'... more
by Andrew Orange
A Science Fiction Novella You Must Read
Tim is a young student from Moscow who has a strange dream where someone invites him to swap bodies. Is it a crazy nightmare or a challenge from another time? From another reality? If he agrees to the proposal of a mysterious stranger, where can this unexpected journey take Tim?
by Brian K. LoweOne moment Charles Clee is on a battlefield in France, the next he is stranded 850,000 years in the future. On a conquered Earth, haunted by mutants and super-evolved predators, he hunts for the woman who has been stolen from him. But when he finds a working time machine, his loyalties are divided between the love he has found in the future and the duty he has left in the past.
by Roy M. Griffis𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕'𝒔 𝒂 𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒈𝒈𝒐𝒕𝒉 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒅𝒖𝒎𝒑 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔? Narg was content working as a Damnation Services-10 in HR. Sure, he was related to one of the Elder Gods, but a little nepotism never hurt any Thing. His life was just wailing and gibbering, right up until his Uncle needed a small favor from his nephew. All Narg had to do was go down among the humans...and pretend to be one of 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐟... more