Dungeon Crawler Carl
Matt Dinniman - 2020
The buildings and all the people inside, they've all been atomized and transformed into the dungeon: an 18-level labyrinth filled with traps, monsters, and loot. A dungeon so enormous, it circles the entire globe.Only a few dare venture inside. But once you're in, you can't get out. And what's worse, each level has a time limit. You have but days to find a staircase to the next level down, or it's game over. In this game, it's not about your strength or your dexterity. It's about your views and your followers. It's about building an audience and killing those goblins with style.You can't just survive here. You gotta survive big.You gotta fight with vigor, with excitement. You gotta make them stand up and cheer. And if you do have that "it" factor, you may just find yourself with a following. That's the only way to truly survive in this game, with the help of the loot boxes dropped upon you by the generous benefactors watching from across the galaxy. They call it Dungeon Crawler World. But for Carl, it's anything but a game.
James Dashner - 2020
The Maze. The Scorch. The inner halls of WICKED. But now he has a burden that can't be shared with Thomas and the others—the Flare. And Newt can't bear the thought of his friends watching him descend into madness as he succumbs to the virus.Leaving only a note, Newt departs the Berg before the Gladers return from their mission into Denver, Colorado. From there, he experiences the gritty nightmare of life on the streets, running from the infected and those hunting them, until he ends up in the Crank Palace, the last dumping ground of those without hope. Although Newt thought he was running away from his friends to save them from himself, along the way he meets a young mother named Keisha and her son, Dante, who end up saving Newt in a way he could never have imagined.Taking place during the latter events of The Death Cure, Crank Palace tells the story of Newt like never before, from inside his own mind, as he searches for meaning in a life gone horribly wrong. He will try to fulfill a newfound destiny before his path leads to its inevitable conclusion—and one last meeting with his best friend.
A Town Called Discovery
R.R. Haywood - 2020
Creator of the smash-hit time travel series – Extracted and the UK’s #1 Horror Series, The Undead A man falls from the sky. He has no memory. He has no sense of self. What lies ahead are a series of tests. Each more brutal than the last, and if he gets through them all, he might just reach A Town Called Discovery.
Raymond L. Weil - 2020
Weil comes the first book in a new military science fiction series. Can Earth save the Human Empire? The Confederation consists of the seven oldest races in known space. They control a vast section of the galaxy. All races in that part of the galaxy are subjects of the Confederation and forced to obey the Confederation’s laws. The Human Empire is well aware of the Confederation and has been careful not to intrude upon Confederation space. However, now the Confederation has decided the Human Empire has grown too large and needs to be brought under control of the seven races. Warfleets are dispatched, and soon massive space battles erupt throughout the Empire. Can the Humans survive or is the time of the Empire over?
Neal Asher - 2020
And his imagination was clearly in overdrive. Five brand new novellas and novelettes and one novella reworked and expanded from a story first published in 2019. Together, they form Lockdown Tales, exploring the latter days of the Polity universe and beyond. What lies in wait for humanity after the Polity has gone?Six stories, 150,000 words of fiction that crackle with energy, invention and excitement. Within their pages you will encounter Prador, hoopers, sassy A.I.s, a resurrected Golem, a mutated giant whelk that can ravage an island, hooders, megalomaniacs, war drones, Penny Royal, an intriguing SFnal take on High Plains Drifter and another with echoes of Robinson Crusoe... In fact, everything you might expect from concentrated Neal Asher and more.
War Eternal: The Complete Series
M.R. Forbes - 2020
Find the Goliath or be destroyed.The chilling words are the first thing Mitchell hears after an assassin’s bullet nearly ends his life. He tries to ignore them, convinced the voice in his head is a side-effect of his injuries. It isn’t.The warning is only the beginning. A glimpse into a struggle against an enemy older than time.An enemy that’s very real and much closer than he ever imagined.An enemy that will do whatever it takes to keep him from finding the centuries-lost starship and ending not only the fight but their very existence.Narrowly escaping capture, Mitchell falls into the hands of the Riggers — a ragtag crew of black-ops commandos who patrol the outer reaches of the galaxy. Guided by a captain with a reputation for murder, they’re dangerous, immoral, and possibly insane.They may also be humanity’s last hope for survival in a war that has raged beyond eternity.
Relics of Eternity
Glynn Stewart - 2020
Here, she hopes to begin a legend for herself that stands apart from her stepmother the Duchess.A chance encounter introduces her to the xeno-archeologist Rin Dunst—and to the strange mystery cult that tried to silence him. There are darker secrets in these stars than the A!Tol and their human allies ever guessed…and if they can’t find answers, the Precursor’s mistakes might yet destroy the galaxy.....Again.Read by Hillary Huber.
Jason Anspach - 2020
Raiders from our distant past. Elites who left Earth to create tailor-made utopias aboard the massive lighthuggers that crawled through the darkness between the stars. But the people they left behind on a dying planet didn't perish in the dystopian nightmare the Savages had themselves created: they thrived, discovering faster-than-light technology and using it to colonize the galaxy ahead of the Savages, forming fantastic new civilizations that surpassed the wildest dreams of Old Earth. Until the Savages came in from the Darkness... When a Savage hulk lands on glittering New Vega, one of the crown jewels of the post-Earth galaxy, a coalition of planetary governments amasses their forces to respond to the post-human Savage Marines who’ve come to sack and enslave. But what the coalition forces find is something far more sinister than the typical Savage hit-and-run: this time, the Savages have come to stay. Witness the intense beginning of THE SAVAGE WARS, the epic conflict, built into the lore of GALAXY'S EDGE, that will encompass over a thousand years of brutal fighting. Only the greatest military force in the galaxy can bring this war to an end… and the galaxy will never again be the same. Experience the beginning of the Legion. Experience the Savage Wars. Also available in audio book format performed by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gods & Generals).
Scott Sigler - 2020
Swarms of lethal creatures with black husks, murderous claws, barbed tails and dreaded "tooth-tongues" raged through the lowlands, killing ninety percent of the planet's population. Terrified survivors fled to hidden mountain keeps where they eke out a meager existence. When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon, they see a chance to end this curse. To save humanity, the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain--the lair of the mythical Demon Mother.
Glynn Stewart - 2020
With an entire squadron supposed to follow in her wake, it falls to her to build a new home for her comrades.But their enemy’s reach may be longer than her worst nightmares—and even her new friends may not be all that they appear…
Virus Hunters 1
Bobby Akart - 2020
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact.In the arms race with deadly pathogens, there can be no final peace.The only question is whether we fight well or poorly.Defeat means massive disruptions to our daily lives, huge losses economically, and death.
Kelly Lucille - 2020
That is about to change. Paying off an old debt brings her to the attention of both sides, but it is Lord Mal Ryn of the OIP who stakes his claim.She thought keeping her heart intact while escaping the most powerful man in the known universe was the challenge.Turns out they have bigger problems.This is the beginning of a new series, each book will be a stand alone romance, but the story conflict will be ongoing.
Morgan Cole - 2020
But when he walks through, he discovers he's trapped there and he’s got company.The station's AI enlists Jake to reclaim the systems needed to support life, but there’s a catch—he has only eight hours to complete the task or he’ll die alone in the cold vacuum of space. With only his trusty wrecking bar, work boots, and some basic survival equipment he must defeat the horrific monsters that infest the station before his air runs out.But aliens aren’t all he has to worry about. Hidden in the station is a message that could spell doom for Earth, and the entire universe along with it.If you're a fan of crunchy, sci-fi LitRPG with a healthy dose of base-building, then this space survival adventure with visceral combat is the book for you.
Justin Bell - 2020
A soldier who lost everything. Now, in the shadow of the apocalypse, they will fight to survive.The skies above America darken as powerful, corrupt forces inadvertently unleash a disaster of biblical proportions.In a quiet southern town, a lonely soldier lives each day in a bottle, forever regretting sins and losses of the past.A young girl, caught up in the cares of the world, has her life ripped apart.As the fury of the storm closes in on the country, two impossibly unlikely companions are forced to work together to survive - or they will surely die.
Into the Stars
James Rosone - 2020
Humanity prepares to embark upon its greatest journey—the colonization of Alpha Centauri.Then everything changes…A deep space reconnaissance probe discovers a new Earth-like planet twelve light-years from Earth’s sun. The probe also finds something unusual, something…unnerving. A new mission is created, a space fleet is formed, and humanity embarks on unraveling the greatest mystery of all—the origins of life itself.Can the factions of Earth remain united, or will old rivalries and animosities destroy the fragile peace in the face of this terrifying existential threat?Will exploration prove to be a fatal mistake?If you love new technologies, fast-paced action and gut-wrenching turns of fate, you’ll love this first book in James Rosone’s military sci-fi series, The Rise of the Republic.Grab your copy of this page-turner today.The Rise of the Republic Series is best read in order, as each book builds upon the previous work. The reading order is as listed:Book One: Into the StarsBook Two: Into the BattleBook Three: Into the WarBook Four: TBDBook Five: TBDBook Six: TBD
Pirates of the Milky Way, Books 1-10
Jaxon Reed - 2020
Competing forms of galactic government fight to the death. AIs strategize, teleporting star fleets and space-based weapons systems across vast distances in an epic interstellar conflict. Outgunned and desperate for more ships, the Republic turns to privateers, recruiting law-skirting companies from the fabled planet of Lute and offering huge rewards for their service. One man, Captain Christopher Raleigh, flies the Ultima Mule with a crew of brilliant misfits. Together, they set out to teach the League a lesson or two, and collect multiple bounties along the way . . . Fans of The Expanse and Firefly, your next series is here! This epic space opera is finally available in one volume! With 60+ five-star ratings and over a quarter million online views while running as a serial, Pirates of the Milky Way has entertained thousands and can now be easily binged. Download all ten books, the complete series, for one low price today! Two-time Kindle Scout winner, veteran science fiction and fantasy author Jaxon Reed presents a magnum opus, featuring ten full length, rip-roaring, action-packed space opera novels. Fist fights, gun battles, intergalactic warfare . . . it’s all here, along with touching love stories and wicked bad guys. See who wins, who loses, who dies and who changes sides in this epic tale of adventure set in deep space!
Cast Down World (Book 1)
James Haddock - 2020
Even a glancing blow would be catastrophic. Earth's governments and militaries united to try to shift Wormwood's path. Earth launched every nuclear missile she had and succeeded in changing its path, just enough to miss her surface. In doing so, shards from the asteroid, caused by the nuclear blasts, struck the earth. In those shards were spores that caused a change in all forms of life. Wormwood also changed Earth's magnetic field, affecting weather patterns and causing earthquakes and tidal waves.The devastation caused society's collapse. Only the strongest survived the Great Dying. In the years that followed, mutations began to appear in animals and people. It was a time of lawlessness, where the only law was the one you could enforce. Cities and larger towns became walled city-forts. Some chose to live outside the city-forts as ranchers, farmers, and scavengers. They enforced the law with violence, and the law of the old west returned. Out of this came the Peacekeepers, modeled after the legendary Texas Rangers. They were empowered by the city-forts to be judge, jury, and executioner. They were a group of hard men: hated, feared, and respected.This is the story of Price—a human mutation, raised in the frontier wilderness—who becomes a PK Scout.
Ruins of the Earth
Christopher HopperChristopher Hopper - 2020
The only reason he's here?He owes a favor for an old friend--but that doesn't mean he has to like it.When Wic finally sees what the team has uncovered, he can't believe his eyes, nor is he prepared for the violence to come.Soon, the portal opens and unleashes a storm of unbridled fury upon humanity.From the Antarctic tundra to the streets of Manhattan, Wic and his team will be pushed to their limits as they fight to hold back Earth's ultimate threat.The odds are against them. Governments are toppling. And the Earth is falling into ruin.Join bestselling authors Christopher Hopper and J.N. Chaney on what readers call a "non-stop, break-neck thrill ride into metaspace." For fans of District 9, Expeditionary Force, and Galaxy's Edge, this is one military sci-fi thriller you won't be able to put down, and the official prequel to the hit series Ruins of the Galaxy.
Marie Lu - 2020
Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death—transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara.The legendary Strikers, Mara's elite fighting force, are trained to stop them. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable.Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope.Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that considers their people repugnant. She finds comfort only with a handful of fellow Strikers who have pledged their lives to one another and who are determined to push Karensa back at all costs.When a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?
Standing With Righteous Rage
William Alan Webb - 2020
Steeple’s dream of a totalitarian America under his hand as benevolent dictator can now become a reality, even if it means making common cause with America’s mortal enemies. No treachery is too great to fulfill his ambitions, and those of his friends.But American patriotism doesn’t die that easily, and Steeple just might find out that men and women still exist to protect those who can’t protect themselves. Regardless of the odds, some people take their service oaths seriously, even unto death.Such courage always has a cost, though, and this time the cost is high.
The Complete Magitech Chronicles: Books 1-7 in the Epic Space Fantasy Saga
Chris Fox - 2020
Yes, we also have a roleplaying game, and a sequel series! “If you grew up playing D&D, Rifts, Spelljammer, or Starcraft, and want to see magic in space done right, then get ready to lose the next sixty hours of your life.” — The Author’s Totally Biased Friend Tech Mage (book 1) Aran awakens in chains with no memory. He’s conscripted into the Confederate Marines as a Tech Mage, given a spellrifle, then hurled into the war with the draconic Krox and their Void Wyrm masters. Void Wyrm (book 2) Major Voria stands ready to accept the cost for her actions at Marid. Stripped of command and resources, Voria must find a ship and rally a crew. Somewhere within the Umbral Depths lays a hidden world, a world that the dead god Marid intended her to find. Spellship (book 3) Voria, Aran, and Nara survived their trip into the Umbral Depths. They retrieved the Talon, and are now searching for the First Spellship, the key to victory in their war against the Krox. Their search leads them to Virkonna, the home of the Last Dragonflight, a world where Dragons still rule. The world where Aran was born. War Mage (book 4) The Krox have finally reached their end game, and the sector will never be the same. Their relentless fleet darkens the skies of New Texas, home of the fabled Ternus shipyards. Their only hope lies with their sworn allies, the Shayans. But the Shayans refuse to help. Krox Rises (book 5) Nebiat has seized godhood, and now controls Krox, the most powerful elder god in the sector. Both Ternus and Shaya know she is coming, but their preparations cannot save them. She launches a strike at Ternus that cripples their home world, and shatters their fleets. Nefarius (book 6) Krox's assault on Shaya has been foiled, but the cost was bitter. Ternus lies in ruins, its gravity doubled by a god. Shaya is a paradise, but one populated by a mere handful of survivors. Only one power strong enough to oppose Krox remains... The Last Dragonflight. Godswar (book 7) Nefarius has risen. She is implacable. Unstoppable. God after god is fallen and consumed, and each time the terrible dragon-goddess grows stronger. One possibility of victory remains. Aran, Nara, and Kazon discover their true purpose, left by the elder god Xal when he planned for his own demise. With this contingency they have one chance to oppose Nefarius. One chance to stop the goddess that will devour everything. Want to make your own characters? The Magitech Chronicles RPG system allows you to be part of the action long after you finish the books. Learn more at magitechchronicles.com or by googling Magitech Chronicles World Anvil
Galaxy's Edge: Takeover: Season Two: Book One
Jason Anspach - 2020
Goth Sullus and his empire have fallen. With the Legion and the rest of the galaxy watching from the still-smoldering galactic core, Carter, a former legionnaire turned private contractor, and Jack Bowie, a Navy spy with nowhere left to turn, sign up to work for an enterprising private contractor looking to make a statement on the planet Kublar. Plans are in motion dating back to the Savage Wars, and as the galaxy rushes to fill in the vacuum created by the fall of the Imperial Republic, the bodies are hitting the floor. But every plan has a reckoning… Takeover is the thrilling aftermath of the final, desperate execution of Article Nineteen and the looming rebirth of the Legion and the galaxy itself as Galaxy’s Edge: Season Two begins! Available now in Audio book format performed by Ray Porter!
Belisarius Cawl: The Great Work
Guy Haley - 2020
For 10,000 years he has furthered the cause of mankind, working under the aegis of the Emperor and Lord Commander Roboute Guilliman to prevent the inexorable march of the alien and the traitor. Many call him heretic, but all must recognise the magnitude of his achievements, for who else but he was entrusted to create a new generation of Space Marines? Who else but the great Belisarius Cawl could even accomplish such a task? Now, in the wake of the Great Rift and the Indomitus Crusade, his ambitions bring him to the long-dead world of Sotha, once home to the Scythes of the Emperor, now a barren wasteland devoured by the vile Tyranids. Accompanied by Tetrarch Felix and his elite warriors, it is here that Cawl believes the lynchpin of his mysterious Great Work lies. But uncovering it is a near impossible task, one in which the Archmagos must overcome an ancient evil that threatens to extinguish the last hope of humanity.
Rebecca Coffindaffer - 2020
Her mother sacrificed everything to bring peace to the quadrant, and her uncle has successfully ruled as emperor for decades. But the last thing Alyssa wants is to follow in their footsteps as the next in line for the throne. Why would she choose to be trapped in a palace when she could be having wild adventures exploring a thousand-and-one planets in her own ship?But when Alyssa’s uncle becomes gravely ill, his dying wish surprises the entire galaxy. Instead of naming her as his successor, he calls for a crownchase, the first in seven centuries. Representatives from each of the empire’s prime families—including Alyssa—are thrown into a race to find the royal seal, which has been hidden somewhere in the empire. The first to find the seal wins the throne.Alyssa’s experience as an explorer makes her the favorite to win the crown she never wanted. And though she doesn’t want to be empress, her duty to her uncle compels her to participate in this one last epic adventure. But when the chase turns deadly, it’s clear that more than just the fate of the empire is at stake. Alyssa is on her most important quest yet—and only time will tell if she’ll survive it.
Samuel Best - 2020
Surviving the trip to a nearby spiral arm of our own galaxy is a journey like no other.Merritt Alder is done with Earth. The planet is polluted and overpopulated, and its people are hungry.Earth’s first colony, Galena, is a pioneer world 10,000 light years away. It has clean air, unpolluted water, and continents of arable land.For Merritt, the journey is only the beginning. Obstacles arise every step of the way, forcing compromise and sacrifice. And not everyone on the ship is pure of heart.The bonds he forges on the journey will be the key to surviving on another world — a world anyone has yet to fully explore.A world with secrets of its own.Another World is a bold new entry in the realm of planet colonization and pioneer science fiction, an odyssey across our own galaxy to start a new life on Earth’s first colony.
TAP: Origins (T.A.P. Book 1)
Cebelius - 2020
For my many sins I've been forced to scrape a life out of poker games and side-jobs on the fringes of civil society. I thought I hit it big when I raked fifty-grand off the table at a roadhouse in Texas.It is amazing what a win can cost you.Now, on the run from a drug cartel headed by an unstoppable juggernaut, pursued by a shape-shifting killer, and framed for attempted murder, I have to protect a girl with a bounty on her head as I try to figure out why the hell the vehicles I turn on are suddenly transforming into stupidly hot super-powered women.I guess you take the good with the bad, right? So pull up a chair and pick your poison, I'm gonna tell you a story you will never believe ...Warning: This book has adult themes including a slow burn harem and violence.
Alison Brownstone Omnibus #1
Judith Berens - 2020
And for Alison Brownstone that’s both a blessing and a curse.But it’s time for her to step out of her dad’s shadow and make a new name for herself. On Her Own: What’s the harm in taking a break from protecting the city for one date? Alison is about to find out…Bounty hunter license in hand and attitude in place, Alison is ready to house-train the city’s malevolent magicals.But even a Brownstone needs a little downtime! Courting can be tricky when you’re busy taking out the neighborhood trash and facing off assassination attempts by power-armored goons. My Name is Alison: What’s stronger than magic itself? A Brownstone with a mission.Brownstone Security continues cleansing Seattle’s magical mobster underbelly while Alison draws strength from her trusted circle as she fights off the virus draining her powers.She uncovers the smuggling of magical pets and the harmful side effects of testing savage spells on humans and still has time to chase down her enemies.It’s dirty, dangerous work and leaves her friends the targets of vicious attacks. The Family Business: The Bitch is back. Alison’s powers are restored, and her magic is sizzling Dark Wizards gather in Seattle for a meeting. Alison isn't about to let them set up business in her town.Her friends have her back, even if one of them may be a traitor. The Brownstone Effect: When you want an Angel, call God. When you want someone to kick ass… Call a Brownstone.Alison and her team are looking to expand Brownstone Security. Good timing, too, as it sounds like something is brewing.An unexpected phone call sends Alison to D.C. where she meets up with an old friend.Danger follows this Brownstone, but it isn’t prepared for her counter. The Dark Princess: When a Power Broker is threatened, she knows who to call… a Brownstone.Alison and her team have to travel across the world to protect Abigail Wilson, CEO of Aeternum, as she negotiates for mining rights of a mysterious crystal. The simple escort mission turns deadly. They aren’t the only ones interested in the crystal’s power.
Ella Maven - 2020
I'm ruthless. DaisyI'm a glass half-full girl, but this last week has really tested my outlook on life. First of all, aliens exist. Yeah, there's a doozy. Second of all, they steal humans from Earth, and they're not nice about it. Like at all. Anger issues abound in other galaxies apparently.My situation worsens when I learn I'm the prize in some really effed-up alien gladiator games. I'm just going to admit it now — my glass is empty, and this doesn't look good for me... Rexor Once I was a proud Drixonian Warrior. Now I'm an experiment gone bad and a former gladiator who can't control his bloodlust.When I see a human female with sunshine hair in danger, I can't let her fall into the clutches of monsters who will break her. I steal her with the intention of rescuing her, not keeping her for myself. She's beauty and happiness. I'm a hideous shadow of what I once was and losing my mind with every planet's rotation. All I know is that while we're on the run from our enemies, I'll do anything to protect her. Even if I have to break myself to do it.Rexor is a SciFi Alien Warrior Romance with lots of action, a heroine who's really trying to look on the bright side, and a tortured hero with a few... enhancements.
Take a Look at the Five and Ten
Connie Willis - 2020
Attended by a loose assemblage of family, Ori particularly dreads Grandma Elving—grandmother of Dave’s fourth wife—and her rhapsodizing about the Christmas she worked at Woolworth’s in the 1950s. And, of course, she hates being condescended to by beautiful, popular Sloane and her latest handsome pre-med or pre-law boyfriend. But this Christmas is different. Sloane’s latest catch Lassiter is extremely interested in Grandma Elving’s boringly detailed memories of that seasonal job, seeing in them the hallmarks of a TFBM, or traumatic flashbulb memory. With Ori’s assistance, he begins to use the older woman in an experiment—one she eagerly agrees to. As Ori and Lassiter spend more time together, Ori’s feelings for him grow alongside the elusive mystery of Grandma’s past. From beloved New York Times bestselling, multiple-award-winning author Connie Willis comes another enchanting science fictional Christmas tale and screwball comedy, Take a Look at the Five and Ten. Readers in the need for a dose of Willis’s humor and heart will want to curl up with this novella for the holidays.
Draekon Desire Boxed Set: Exiled to the Prison Planet: The Complete Collection
Lee Savino - 2020
Dangerous, fire-breathing dragon shifters.For the safety of the galaxy, we’ve been exiled to a prison planet.Then a spaceship carrying human women crashes into our lives.The instant we lay eyes on them, we know.They are our mates.Ours to protect.Ours to cherish.Ours. Forever.EXILED TO THE PRISON PLANET - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION:1000 + pages of exciting, heart-pounding, panty-melting alien dragon shifter menage romance.Seven snarky heroines. Fourteen smoking hot Draekons. The adventure of a lifetime.No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed!SEVEN COMPLETE NOVELS. TWO BONUS NOVELLAS.Includes:Draekon MateDraekon FireDraekon HeartDraekon AbductionDraekon DestinyDaughter of DraekonsDraekon FeverDraekon RogueDraekon Holiday
B.T. Keaton - 2020
Slaves to the Church and to the will of its prophet Jovian, a charismatic figurehead who rules everything on Earth, Madzimure and his cohorts mine endlessly for the substance eridanium—the source of Jovian’s alien power.But Madzimure’s been hiding something. Facing execution, he claims to have once been Thaniel Kilraven, transferred decades earlier into the body of Madzimure against his will. Under interrogation the stories of both are revealed, and we learn the terrible fate of the long thought dead Kilraven family. Madzimure escapes and sets a course for home, knowing the only way to save what’s left of the Kilraven name and confront his destiny—and Jovian—is by facing them head on. But the horrific truths he finds on Earth might be the undoing of all mankind. Will anything or anyone be left from the fallout?The story of a grim personal mission, Transference takes the reader on a heart-racing journey through rebellion, revenge, and revelation by way of the soul's search for identity.
I Was Legion (Imperium of Terra Book 1)
Evan Currie - 2020
It is the Throne.Almost four hundred years the Terran Imperium has languished, an Empire in name only. The young colonies exploded out of the Diaspora Era, supplanting the homeworld in importance as they left a broken world in their wake. Earth's people, guided by the Conwin line, have clawed and climbed from the darkness left the night the lights went out. They built and rebuilt the weary and weakened world they inherited, even when it seemed bent on killing them from sheer spite.For the new generation, such as Young Eryn Aubrey, a new day seems set to dawn with the Empress' Tri-Centennial surprise announcement of hope and empowerment to the people. There are others, however, who are not nearly so enthused with what The Conwin has to say.The Empire is a sleeping giant, goaded awake amidst tragedy, betrayal, and the machinations of conspiracy.Loyalties will be tested, oaths broken, and loyalties reforged. And into the galaxy a confused, angry, woken giant is set loose upon those long used to mocking its existence.
Jasper T. Scott - 2020
With no one left to investigate, Special Agent Kendra Baker takes the case, trying to solve the disappearances before she's out of time.Among those abducted is Valeria Miller, the daughter of ex-Marine Corporal Andrew Miller, and he'll stop at nothing to find her.With the help of an unstable conspiracy theorist, they find themselves on the trail of a reclusive billionaire who just might have all the answers.As the natural catastrophes escalate and the evacuations commence, it becomes a race against the clock to find the abductees before it's too late.'FINAL DAYS' is a doomsday science fiction thriller, written by Jasper T. Scott and Nathan Hystad.RUNNING TIME ⇒ 8hrs. and 37mins.©2020 Nathan Hystad and Jasper T. Scott (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
America Falls: The Complete Apocalyptic Survival Thriller Series
Scott Medbury - 2020
Invasion. Chaos. A weaponized virus ravages the U.S. and hundreds of millions die. For those left, surviving is only the beginning…Isaac Race thought he'd found a new family and home. A new Life. He had, but it's all about to be snatched away. When an ambitious enemy launches a sneak attack on the USA, his peaceful life is shattered and Isaac, by his very nature a loner, must band together with a ragtag group of survivors to make their way to a sanctuary, three states away in the depths of a vicious east coast winter.It won’t be easy, the invaders aren't the only dangers unleashed in a world suddenly turned upside down, and if they're going to survive, they'll need to be resourceful and ruthless and rely on others in a world where trust has been shattered.This 7 book bundle includes:Hell weekOn the RunCold ComfortRude ShockLuke's TrekCivil WarLone Wolf
The Book of Koli
M.R. Carey - 2020
A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will.Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of survival is that you don't venture beyond the walls.What he doesn't know is - what happens when you aren't given a choice?The first in a gripping new trilogy, The Book of Koli charts the journey of one unforgettable young boy struggling to find his place in a chilling post-apocalyptic world.
The Infinite and the Divine
Robert Rath - 2020
Each is obsessed with their own speciality, and their rivalry spans millennia. Yet together, they may hold the secret to saving the necron race…READ IT BECAUSEExplore a story told across the millennia that delves deep into a pair of fascinating necron characters, their relationship and their plans for the galaxy.THE STORYBefore the being called the Emperor revealed Himself, before the rise of the aeldari, before the necrontyr traded their flesh for immortal metal, the world was born in violence.Even when they inhabited bodies of flesh, Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner were polar opposites. Trazyn, a collector of historical oddities, presides over a gallery full of the most dangerous artefacts – and people – of the galactic past. Orikan, a chronomancer without peer, draws zodiacs that predict and manipulate the future. But when an artefact emerges that may hold the key to the necrons’ next evolution, these two obsessives enter a multi-millennia game of cat and mouse that ends civilisations, reshapes timelines, and changes both forever. As riddles unwind and ancient secrets are revealed, the question remains: will their feud save the necron race or destroy it?
Far from Home
Kate L. Mary - 2020
Doted on by a mother who never wanted anything but a child to love, she's never wanted for anything. Kiaya’s life, however, has been anything but easy. Parents who didn’t want her, followed by being torn away from her only sibling by the foster care system, she knows what it means to have to work hard for the things she wants. When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Rowan and Kiaya are away at college and far from everything they love. Desperate to make it home, they team up, but as the world around them dies, an unexpected detour leaves them stranded in Vega, Texas where they stumble upon a shocking discovery. The virus isn’t just killing people. It’s changing them. When muscle bound former cop Devon sweeps in to save the day, it looks like their luck has shifted. With hundreds of miles left to cross and the dead taking over, the trio is determined to do whatever it takes to get home. Traveling historic Route 66, Rowan, Kiaya, and Devon fight for survival as they struggle to come to terms with their changing world. Written in the tradition of the Amazon bestselling Broken World series, Far From Home follows a group of survivors through a zombie infested country as they search for safety, all the while growing and changing with the world around them.
War's Edge: Dead Heroes
Ryan W. Aslesen - 2020
And if centuries of war has taught man one thing, it's that planets are valuable and lives are cheap. In a desperate attempt to escape his current life, Mark Rizer drops out of his prestigious university and enlists in the elite Marines of the United Systems Alliance defense forces. It's a decision that will take him across the galaxy, first to endure a sadistic boot camp designed to transform him into a ruthless killing machine, and then to join the ranks of the hardened Marines of Murder Company.Deployed to Verdant, a remote jungle moon at the edge of Alliance space, Mark finds himself fighting a ghostly enemy in an unending conflict where victories are measured in body counts and death is the only ticket home. The daily grind of combat patrols transforms good men into cold-blooded killers and weak ones into bitter memories. At the bleeding edge of space, Mark learns the true cost of war as he fights for his life, his platoon mates, and his humanity. In the 35th Century, war has evolved.Man hasn't.
Jason Anspach - 2020
Leaving behind a warring Earth flung headfirst into a conflict of mutual assured destruction, the Rangers and the accompanying crew of first colonists are guided on a 40-year journey by an unprecedented artificial intelligence.But when they emerge from the frigid embrace of cryosleep, they awake to a nightmare, finding themselves greeted by the same ruthless enemy that brought about the ruin of Earth. Alone on a dangerous, alien planet and with no hope of rescue or relief, the military colonists are forced to finish the war they thought they’d left behind. And in an unknown galaxy, friends and enemies alike prove to be much more than they seem.Wayward Galaxy is an explosive military science-fiction adventure featuring defective AIs, valorous soldiers, a brilliant scientist, and gritty combat written by Jason Anspach (Associated Press best seller and cocreator of Galaxy’s Edge) and J.N. Chaney (USA Today best seller and author of the Renegade series).
Sadie Carter - 2020
And if she happened to find a great hunk of spunk to worship the ground she walks on, spend his days feeding her grapes and granting her every wish... then, you know, she wasn’t going to say no, right?Only, someone up there had it in for her. Because rather than giving her a worshipful, grant-her-every-wish mate, she was given the growly, uncommunicative, bossy kind.Where did she go wrong?Her mate is damaged. He’s stubborn. He’s possessive.He might just be the death of her.Hopefully not literally...
Chris Fox - 2020
Soon the continents themselves will break apart. The ships are gone. There's no way off. But I'm not giving up. I'm a Relic Hunter...an archeologist with a gun, and I have a plan. Our people arrived on Kemet thousands of years ago in the wake of a terrible space battle. The Great Ships are still up there, ancient derelict hulks powered by a combination of technology and magic, created by gods we no longer remember or understand. If I can get one of those ships active, maybe I can save myself. Maybe I can save everyone. A brand new series in the Amazon Bestselling Magitech Chronicles universe. Magitech Legacy begins several months after the events of Godswar, and as the series unfolds you’ll encounter your favorite heroes from the perspective of a new protagonist! Want to make your own characters? The Magitech Legacy uses the Magitech Chronicles RPG system, and allows you to be part of the action long after you finish the books. Learn more at magitechchronicles.com or by googling Magitech Chronicles World Anvil
The Pike Chronicles Books 1-8 - A Space Opera Adventure
G.P. Hudson - 2020
"An epic space opera adventure" The 1st 8 hit space operas from The Pike Chronicles. Book 1: Sol Shall Rise The Sol System was conquered and humans lived as slaves for 500 long years. Now, after years of brutal warfare, humanity has been liberated. Liberation, however, comes at a cost, and the Sol System has become nothing more than a puppet state for a vast galactic empire. For Jon Pike, a war hero who has lost everything, there is no substitute for freedom. He blames the aliens for humanity’s troubles, especially the one living inside him. But when he is sent on a top secret mission into unexplored regions of the galaxy he discovers that humanity’s troubles are just getting started. Can he find freedom for himself and humanity? Book 2: Prevail A battle weary Captain fighting for redemption. An impossible search for a scattered crew. Marines pushed beyond their limits. A heinous alien race bent on annihilation. When all is lost, a brave few dare to hope, and continue to fight for freedom. Do they struggle in vain? Or will they prevail? Book 3: Ronin A tenuous alliance. A brazen power play. A looming alien threat. A planet's future held in the balance. In a galaxy where danger waits at every turn, will former enemies be doomed by their past? Or can they fight together in the name of freedom? Book 4: Ghost Fleet A planet surrounded. A homeland in peril. A fleet outgunned. A prophecy to fulfill. With half the galaxy on the brink, can a fledgling alliance offer hope? Or is it doomed to perish in the pyres of war? Book 5: Interstellar War A homeland in ashes. A merciless ancient enemy. A vicious new foe. A galaxy convulsing with war. With humanity on the brink of annihilation, only one option remains, Interstellar War. Can Jon Pike achieve victory, and revenge, for himself and humanity? Book 6: Vanquish The battle for humanity has just begun A brutal attack. A deadly alliance. An alien conspiracy. A galactic invasion. As the prophecy unfolds, Jon Pike discovers that everything is not as it seems. With his life and the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, can Jon Pike survive long enough to vanquish his enemies? Or will a new dark age descend, yet again, on what's left of humanity? Book 7: Galactic War A devastating invasion. A supremely powerful enemy. A journey into the unknown. The future of the galaxy hanging in the balance. The Erinyie have returned, and despair is spreading throughout the galaxy. Admiral Jon Pike and his forces are helpless against this new, all powerful enemy. Desperate to find help, Jon Pike is forced to undertake a perilous journey, to find the fabled builders of the jump gates. Will he and his team succeed in their quest? Or will the galaxy once again be plunged into darkness? Book 8: Armada A devastated galaxy. A mythical quest fulfilled. Mysterious new friends. Ruthless enemies. A young Emperor finding his way.
Occupied Earth (The Sequel to First Encounter) (Ascension Wars Book 2)
Jasper T. Scott - 2020
SCOTT THE FORERUNNERS LEFT EARTH IN SEARCH OF INTELLIGENT LIFE, AND THEY FOUND IT. Captain Clayton Cross and his crew encountered the Kyra, an advanced race of avian carnivores. They fled this first encounter, but the Kyra beat them back to Earth by almost a century. Earth lost the war in just a few weeks. Our cities burned, and billions died. After we surrendered, the Kyra helped us to rebuild, but on their terms, confining us to city centers and building high walls to keep us in. The Kyra indoctrinate our children and encourage them to ascend through a virus that turns them into Chimeras. These hybrids are sent to fight the Kyra’s enemy, but only half of all ascensions are successful. The failures become Dregs, left to wander the Wastes as mindless predators. Determined to oppose the Kyra any way he can, Clayton is working with the human resistance, and now they have a plan that will either put an end to the occupation, or to us...
Julia Huni - 2020
Quinn, falsely accused former military, betrayed by her husband. A conspiracy that intertwines their lives.Where did the government go wrong? When they separated Quinn from her kids. She vowed to do whatever it would take to find them and rescue them.They should have let her. Instead, they made her fight. Quinn and Tony will make the Federation wish it had taken the easy option.Quinn’s escape starts today--tomorrow will have to take care of itself.
The World of Cyberpunk 2077
Marcin Batylda - 2020
Delve into incisive lore to discover how the economic decline of the United States created a crippling dependence on devious corporations and birthed the Free State of California. Explore the various districts, gangs, and history of Night City. Learn all there is to know about the technology of tomorrow and research the cybernetics, weapons, and vehicles of Cyberpunk 2077.Dark Horse Books and CD Projekt Red present The World of Cyberpunk 2077--an extensive examination of the rich lore of Cyberpunk 2077. This intricately assembled tome contains everything you need to know about the history, characters, and world of the long-awaited follow-up from the creators of The Witcher video game series.
Jeremy Robinson - 2020
and makes them laugh.THE YEAR IS 1989Callsign: Dark Horse and his Marine Rapid Reaction Force team have been sent to recover a strange artifact near Antarctica's Soviet-controlled Vostok Station. Confronted by a team of Ruskie Spetsnaz, a battle for control of the strange device, frozen in the ice, breaks out. But before anyone can claim victory, or the prize, an explosion of white light knocks the combatants unconscious and whisks them away to...2989.One thousand years later. Dark Horse, along with his teammate, Chuy, and one of the Soviets, Drago, finds himself in a future that is both impressive and horrifying. Humanity has left Earth behind and is rapidly expanding throughout the galaxy under the banner of The Union, a white supremacist government who racially 'purified' the human race hundreds of years in the past.Living on the fringe of this twisted Fourth Reich society, Dark Horse --the only black man in the Union--commandeers a vessel and scours the galaxy for his missing teammates under the guise of an Exo-Hunter, seeking out exo-planets to satiate the Union's need for colonization. His search takes him beyond the edge of the known universe and into an interplanetary war, guided by a vast intelligence that's been waiting for Dark Horse's arrival--for a thousand years.EXO-HUNTER is a light-hearted homage to 1980s science fiction movies that also looks at the dangers of white supremacy and the core values that makes it dangerous, and the butt of the joke.
Kevin Partner - 2020
Billions are dead, governments are in chaos, and the few survivors left are literally treading water, trying to find the few bits of dry land left.In the midst of the chaos, family ties, determination and the sheer will to live will be the only protection against the complete annihilation of mankind.
M.R. Forbes - 2020
Pioneer is the largest starship ever constructed. A marvel of human ingenuity and the apex of our technological know-how, she’s ready to embark on a long journey across the final frontier in search of a new world to call home.But space is full of danger. And some problems aren’t easily left behind…
Laura Martin - 2020
But everything changes when they find a letter from Regan’s future self, warning them about an impending disaster that threatens them and everyone they know.Will they be able to set aside their past in order to save the future?
Sign Here for Horns
V.K. Ludwig - 2020
That big, horned alien I end up with? He’s a Vandalar saikh, a male concubine, and he wants to plow more than just my fields.Guess I should have read the fine print of the purchase contract better because the trader refuses to take him back. Now I’m stuck with weed-infested fields, red letters from the bank, and a guy who says he studied one million ways to please a female. (His words, it’s not like I’m going to count…)Sign Here for Horns is the first book in this interconnected alien romantic comedy series, featuring concubines trained to cook, clean, and something that rhymes with buck.
Dean Henegar - 2020
When Captain Slater of the USS Franklin is assigned to a deep-space reconnaissance mission, his ship is destroyed by an unknown alien race. Much to his surprise, Slater isn’t killed—he’s transformed. He is now a “derelict,” a consciousness bound to his old vessel. Slater must quickly adapt to his new existence before raiders, alien armies, and mysterious forces seek to destroy him for a second and final time.
Harrow the Ninth: Act One: Free Ebook Preview
Tamsyn Muir - 2020
Harrow the Ninth is available for pre-order now, and on-sale everywhere June 2, 2020.She answered the Emperor's call.She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend.In victory, her world has turned to ash.After rocking the cosmos with her deathly debut, Tamsyn Muir continues the story of the penumbral Ninth House in Harrow the Ninth, a mind-twisting puzzle box of mystery, murder, magic, and mayhem. Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman's shoulders.Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath — but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her.Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Infinity Affliction
Evan Currie - 2020
and infinite horror. If it can happen, it not only will, but it has... and it is happening even at this moment. Wars rage across dimensions, in an endless cycle of destruction and rebirth.One war has come here, to Earth, now... and no one is ready for the results.Who wants to live forever?
Niall Teasdale - 2020
At its centre lies Shinden, home to the Clan Assembly and the Shinden Alliance School of Sorcery, probably the best educational facility of its type anywhere. Students from all over the Clan Worlds go there to study a form of magic based squarely on scientific principles. Many of them will end up in military services when they leave, but sorcery is useful for more than just war. With a history shrouded in secrecy, Nava Ward plans to learn to use magic for more than just killing. Her goal is to live a normal life, find normal friendship, and spend six years making her considerable magical potential useful to society. But Nava is far from being a normal girl and she does not fit perfectly into Clan Worlds society. A normal life may be what she wants, but getting it is an entirely different matter.
Doc Spears - 2020
Tasked with performing covert missions, its kill teams are filled with the best warriors from within the ranks of the Legion.Kel Turner is one of the youngest legionnaires ever to be selected to its ranks. After many battles and trials, he is faced with the greatest challenge of his life - operating by himself on a remote planet at the galaxy’s edge, a foot soldier for the policies of the duplicitous House of Reason, tasked with solving a crisis that would take ten kill teams to resolve.Diplomats, spies, shadowy terrorist groups, and an enigmatic general work with and against Kel as he fights to save a society from itself. What can one operator do alone, separated from his kill team, fighting a war that has no name?This lone operator doesn’t know what it will take to win. He only knows he’s not going to lose.
Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira
Lou Diamond Phillips - 2020
Two worlds at war will bring them together... or tear them apart... Everson didn't want to be a soldier. His parents forced him to serve, as all good Indiran men should. The only problem? His first battle against their mortal enemies goes horribly wrong and he winds up stranded on the enemy planet. Now, Everson has to survive in this strange new land where everyone is out to get him. Not to mention, the planet Mano is covered in unforgiving desert. And he's the target of traitors who want to use him in a dastardly plot to overthrow their mad king, Xander the Firm, by having him retrieve a piece of mysterious and powerful ancient technology known as the Tinderbox. But everything changes during a chance encounter with the king's daughter, Allegra. Despite her station, she's in as grave of danger from her own people as Everson is. And though their peoples have been at odds for centuries, an unlikely spark forms between them. As their worlds come crashing down around them, their forbidden love might be the only chance to end this war forever. Or, it might just be the doom of everyone... Imagine the intrigue of Game of Thrones mixed with the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet... but in space! Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale of the same name, Soldier of Indira is perfect for fans of Dune, Aurora Rising, and Stardust. Grab your copy today!
Glynn Stewart - 2020
He has returned to his homeworld to rest, but his only real plan is to avoid the war he sees coming to the Protectorate.Captain Karl Charpentier is his oldest friend—Captain and pilot of an interstellar jump-courier. Crewless and drowning in debt due to a series of mistakes, Karl turns to his newly unemployed friend with a desperate plan to solve all his problems.To save his friend’s ship and career, Ivan must help him take his courier into an illegal race through a deadly region of space—a race run by the very people Karl Charpentier owes money to.How could it possibly go wrong?
J.N. Chaney - 2020
Out here, far from the civilized world, the Law has a name.Gage Walker is the son of hard-nosed asteroid miners. Brash, rough, and crude, he's one of the few deputies working the station.Still a rookie, Walker is tasked with the security of a mining magnate's daughter, an easy job that quickly takes a turn for the worst.The ravager gangs want her, and it falls to Walker to find out why.In a chase across Taurus Station, Deputy Walker must prove he's fit to wear the badge and issue his own form of justice...one body at a time.Experience this exciting beginning to a brand new series set in the Renegade Star universe. If you're a fan of Judge Dredd, Renegade Star, or Borderlands, you'll love this epic, scifi thriller.
The Last Best Hope
Una McCormack - 2020
An original novel based on the new Star Trek TV series! A thrilling novel leading into the new CBS series, Una McCormack’s The Last Best Hope introduces you to brand new characters featured in the life of beloved Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard—widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognizable characters in all of science fiction.
Douglas Phillips - 2020
She routinely uses astonishing mind-linking technology that allows her to enter the dream world of patients. Each night, Amelia acts as a guide through the bizarre wonderland of the mind – an assisted lucid dream. It’s a technique that reroutes neural pathways to heal the brain, but it’s not without psychological dangers for both the patient and the guide.Orlando Kwon will do anything to keep the frightening voices at bay. Alien voices, he’s sure, but he has no idea what they are saying. The medical diagnosis: early stage schizophrenia. With his life in tatters, a referral to a specialized neuroscience team might be his last chance.Amelia is startled by what she sees in her newest patient’s mind. Frightening dreams of an unknown world are accompanied by knowledge the man couldn’t possibly have invented and a language no one has heard. In a race against time, Amelia must uncover the deep implications for her patient, herself, and humankind – before Orlando inserts the final component into a strange device he feels compelled to construct.From the author of Quantum Space comes an exciting new novel that begins in real science and inexorably pulls the reader toward the deepest wonders of our universe.
G.S. Jennsen - 2020
But space remains vast and untamed, and nothing has prepared us to face the dangers rising from the deep shadows of the void. Fourteen years after The Displacement flung humanity into a universe teeming with alien life, a tenuous alliance has taken root among humans, Anadens, and numerous other species. The wounds of war and revolution have begun to heal, peace and prosperity are within reach, and the architects of The Displacement, Alex Solovy and Caleb Marano, are enjoying an idyllic existence on the living planet of Akeso. But growing troubles fester beneath the surface of this alliance. An upstart species offers allegiance with one hand but readies weapons of mass destruction with the other, while the Anadens, leaderless and adrift for years, increasingly refuse to play by humanity’s rules. As tensions simmer, Nika Kirumase, leader of the Asterions—a splinter group of former Anadens thought aeons dead—arrives bearing a warning of a terrifying enemy advancing across the void. Known as the Rasu, the powerful race of shapeshifting metal has already killed tens of thousands of Asterions in its quest to control all of known space. Nika’s people have struck a blow against the Rasu, and now they race against time to prepare for the coming reprisal. An alliance with humanity stands to give them a fighting chance against their enemy. But for humanity, such an alliance may cost them everything, pushing the fragile peace they fought so hard to achieve to the breaking point and beyond. * In Amaranthe, where exotic alien life, AIs, wormholes, indestructible starships and the promise of immortality rule the day, no feat seems out of reach for humanity. But when the worlds of Aurora Rhapsody and Asterion Noir collide and the Rasu horde descends upon them both, more will be asked of heroes past and future. More will be given and more taken, and when the dust settles the very fabric of Amaranthe will be changed forever.
Dune: the Graphic Novel, Book 1
Brian Herbert - 2020
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fanstastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s adaptation retains the integrity of the original novel, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín’s magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers.
Fury of Magnus
Graham McNeill - 2020
Sanctioned because of his desire for knowledge, chastised, judged, and shattered to his very elements – there is much for the Crimson King to feel vengeful for. Yet revenge is not the only thing that draws him to Terra alongside the Warmaster’s besieging armies. He seeks something, a fragment, the missing piece of himself that lies within the most impregnable place on the planet – the inner sanctum of the Imperial Palace. As the greatest conflict of the ages reaches fever pitch, Magnus fights his own inner battle. To be whole once more, he must not only overcome the fiercest of defences, but also face the one being whom he loves and hates with equal fervour more than any other – his errant father, the Emperor of Mankind.
The Bosch: A Novella (Polity Universe)
Neal Asher - 2020
Set in a far future after the Polity of my books has passed into history, The Bosch tells the story of how, when your biotechnology is sufficiently advanced, you can create the monsters others only imagined. When you are the ruler of a world, based on such tech, and have lived for thousands of years, perhaps you have become numb to mere human concerns. But a crime has been committed and restitution must be made, by raising the Bosch.
Hannah Walker - 2020
As a Founding Senator, he’s supposed to be in a position to create the change the Alliance needs to improve life for all its citizens. Instead, he finds himself at odds with those in command, those who are desperate to control the Alliance and shape it to their own desires. Caught working against the corruption, he goes on the run after an assassination attempt, protected by a team of Avanti who are as disgusted as he is by the degeneration of the Alliance. Together, they do the only thing they can— reach out to the resistance and make their way to allies who will help them. Aristian from Landran, has been a chieftain for most of his adult life. He’s tired and looking for a new challenge. When King Kastain asks him to step up and become a new galactic ambassador for his people, Aristian leaps at the chance to take on the new role. When a new race becomes the target for the corrupt Alliance, they reach out to the resistance for help. Aristian and Ferido are only too happy to step up and try to bring about change to the universe. Aided by friends, they traverse the cosmos, determined to give what aid they can. What should have been a simple mission soon becomes fraught with danger, and they find themselves dealing with those who would destroy everything. Having dedicated their lives to helping people, can Aristian and Ferido take time to focus on their own needs and desires while worlds are at risk around them? Are their ages and species too different to build a future on? And will any of them survive to have it really matter?
Rachel Aukes - 2020
Stolen colonists. All Throttle wanted was a vacation...Fifteen years into a twenty-year voyage, war veteran Captain Throttle Reyne is looking forward to taking a break from dealing with malfunctions, glitches, and the hassles of monitoring a thousand colonists in cryo-sleep. But when her colony ship breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Throttle and her crew must leave the colonists behind to search for help. They find a ship that's not only missing a crew… it's clearly not from their star system. It's the discovery of a lifetime. All they need to do is tow the mysterious vessel back to their colony ship for further study and Throttle won't ever have to work again. One problem. While they're away, the colony ship is stolen—with the colonists still on board. Throttle gives chase to a lawless star system on the outer rim. To get their colonists back, they must take on the pirates and ganglords who will do anything—and sell anyone—to make a buck. They play dirty. But Throttle and her crew play dirtier.Strap on your restraints and experience the start of this new space opera thrill ride. It's perfect for fans of Jay Allan, Jennifer Foehner Wells, and Star Wars.
Some Assembly Required
V.R. Tapscott - 2020
But then her life got sidetracked by digging up the AI Pilot of a 140 million year old spacecraft. Now, she's running all over the world looking for spaceship parts, falling in and out of love and trying to keep her friends from thinking she's crazy. Not only that, but the ship she's helping to recover starts sounding more like the Death Star than the Millennium Falcon. When did life get so complicated?
Machine's Last Testament
Benjanun Sriduangkaew - 2020
. .In a universe torn by combat, Samsara's world is the final haven that refugees will pay any price to enter. At the Selection Bureau, Suzhen Tang upholds the AI's will and grants citizenship to those deemed worthy. When she meets new arrival Ovuha, she judges Ovuha a model candidate―educated, beautiful, a perfect fit for utopia.But Ovuha carries with her the seeds of battle, and what she brings may spell apocalyptic change: the breaking of Samsara, the end of paradise.
Valdor: Birth of the Imperium
Chris Wraight - 2020
It is a name that brings forth images of heroism, honour and peerless duty. For it is he who commands the will of the Legio Custodes that most esteemed and dedicated cadre of elite warriors. He is the Emperor’s sword, His shield, His banner and he knows no equal. Clad in shining auramite, his fist clenched around the haft of his Guardian Spear, he is the bulwark against all enemies of the throne, within or without. Nearing the end of the wars of Unity, Valdor’s courage and purpose is put to the test as never before. The petty warlords and tyrants of Old Earth have been all but vanquished, and the Emperor’s armies are triumphant. What now for the nascent Imperium and what fate its forgotten soldiers, its Thunder Warriors and armies of Unity? A new force is rising, one which shall eclipse all others and open the way to the stars. But change on Terra is seldom bloodless and for progress to be ensured darker deeds are necessary.
A Question of Faith
Glynn Stewart - 2020
Tiny by the standards of the behemoth Commonwealth born of Terra, they remain unchallenged in their own sectors—but their fleets watch the border between them with careful eyes.When the Boudicca System’s only battleship is ambushed and destroyed by forces unknown, their leader calls for help from the Federation and Imperium alike. Admiral Darius Moonblood of the Castle Federation takes a fleet to Boudicca to answer that call, believing he is walking into an Imperial trap.It will fall to Admiral Moonblood to either start the war Castle and Coraline have feared for years or find a different answer to the conflict looming in Boudicca.
Battle Won (Space Warrior Adventures, #1)
Erin Raegan - 2020
I saw it coming a mile away too. Doesn’t change the fact that here I am, sharing a cage with my fellow human peers—my smelly, crybaby, annoying female peers.You can sit at home and roll your eyes at just how predictable this story has already become or you can hear me out.—Earth destroyed by evil carnivorous(shudder)aliens—check.—Humans then saved by not as frightening but still visually alarming (think cats and a vat of radioactive ooze) do-gooder aliens—check.—Do-gooder aliens loaded up surviving humans to whisk them away to some fanciful far away planet so they can live out the rest of their traumatized lives in somewhat safety and peace. Check.Well…kind of.I made it on the ship. I lived on the ship zipping through space. Then the do-gooder aliens got their asses handed to them by pirate slavers and said pirate slavers snatched us physically inferior humans right out from under the radioactive cats’ noses and tossed us in cages delivered straight to alien slave auctions.Hungry, smelly, thirsty, and sunburned like you would not believe, I was finally bought. (I feel I need to stress the smell…I was peed on. It was not fun.)This is the part in the story that’ll veer right off the predictable train and land me smack dab in the middle of Crazyville.Sexy—in their own alien way—built like a brickshithouse—green viking-wanna-be warriors bought me and handed me over to their chief and presented me as a gift—like a slab of meat. I expected something like this to happen. For that alien to then make me his queen—(whoops, I mean chieftess …Fenru gets all hot and pissy when I screw up the hierarchy) —not quite surprising but I’d take the welcome happenstance, I am, after all, an avid fan of sparkly crowns. What threw me through a loop was when I was then expected to battle a roaring pack of enraged females to prove my worth and keep my man.These babes are not your average catty hair pulling vixens. My cat fighting experience(I had four spoiled rotten sisters) does me no good here in their arena.Oh, no…they have fists—twice the size of my own and have no fear of a measly broken nail. Biceps for days—and they know how to use the power behind them. Oh, and did I mention these green gladiators have a nasty little habit of flying off into a fit of rage and hulking out all over their enemies?And my man…my arrogant, battle-hardened, bossy, manipulative, makes-me-want-to-rip-his-beautiful-balls-right out-from-under-him sexy piece of man meat, thinks I can win. In fact, he expects it. Hah!Who said I even wanted to expend the effort for his sorry ass?They can have him.This story is a standalone romance.***Warning. For readers 18 years and older. Contains explicit sexual situations, dark themes, language, and violence.***
The Hidden Coordinate (The Coordinate, #2)
Marc Jacobs - 2020
Happily settled into college life and working part time at the Pentagon on top secret projects worthy of one’s wildest imagination, the future looked bright for them. All seemed well until a mysterious signal beckoned from the other side of the planet. Compelled to investigate, the United States government would once again call upon Emma and Logan to help solve the mystery. Only this time, they find themselves investigating a secret hidden in mythologies not just around the globe but across the galaxy, on a collision course with a dangerous destiny neither were prepared for… Emma’s.
Tyler Edwards - 2020
Ruled by an oppressive Patriarch, the people of Dios are conditioned in fear. The smallest infraction could result in banishment to the Outlands, a fate worse than death.With his make-shift family of “Undesirables”, Jett Lasting struggles to find his place in a world where drawing attention to yourself can get you killed. His very existence is considered a crime. To survive, he must avoid guards, beggar gangs, and an ever-growing tension that could drag the whole city into chaos.Jett unwittingly becomes entwined in a plot to overthrow the government where his choices could lead to freedom or the death of everyone he’s ever known or cared about.
Tiffany Roberts - 2020
Along with his pet inux, Cypher, the three were inseparable during Volcair’s years on Earth. But the same winds of fate that brought them together as children tore them apart again. With half a universe separating them, years sped by, and Kiara seemed lost to him forever. Angry and bitter, he threw himself into military service for the Entris Dominion, seeking escape from the pain of loss.When chance brings them together again nearly two decades later, Volcair finds that his feelings for Kiara have only grown—he needs her. Have they been granted a second chance, or has time opened a rift between them that cannot be crossed?----**Previously published in the Pets in Space 4 Anthology and has been expanded from its original version. **
Remember Me, Synthetica
K. Aten - 2020
Alexandra Turing is a roboticist whose intellect is unrivaled in the field of artificial intelligence. While science has always come easy, Alexandra struggles to understand emotional cues and responses. Driven by the legacy of her late great-uncle, she dedicates her life to the Synthetica project at her father's company, Organic Advancement Solutions (OAS).Her life is rebooted when she wakes from a coma, six months after being struck by a car. Traumatic brain injury altered Alex's senses, her memory, and her personality. Despite the changes, she feels reborn as she navigates her way back into her old life. Part of her new journey includes dating the alluring Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Emily St. John.Emily is enamored with the hyper-intelligent scientist, but there are things about Alex and OAS that don't add up. With Emily's prompting, Alex undergoes testing that leaves her with more questions than answers. What she discovers changes more than her life, it will change the world around her.
The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel About Parallel Universes
Robert A. Heinlein - 2020
Robert A. Heinlein wrote The Number of the Beast, which was published in 1980. In the book Zeb, Deety, Hilda and Jake are ambushed by the alien “Black Hats” and barely escape with their lives on a specially configured vehicle (the Gay Deceiver) which can travel along various planes of existence, allowing them to visit parallel universes.However, unknown to most fans, Heinlein had already written a “parallel” novel about the four characters and parallel universes in 1977. He effectively wrote two parallel novels about parallel universes. The novels share the same start, but as soon as the Gay Deceiver is used to transport them to a parallel universe, each book transports them to a totally different parallel world. From that point on the plot lines diverge completely. While The Number of the Beast morphs into something very different, more representative of later Heinlein works, The Pursuit of the Pankera remains on target with a much more traditional Heinleinesque storyline and ending, reminiscent of his earlier works.The Pursuit of the Pankera was never published and there have been many competing theories as to why (including significant copyright issues in 1977). Over time the manuscript was largely forgotten but survived in fragments. A recent re-examination of these fragments, however, made it clear that put together in the right order they constituted the complete novel.And here it finally is: Robert A. Heinlein’s audacious experiment. A fitting farewell from one of the most inventive science fiction writers to have ever lived: a parallel novel about parallel universes as well as a great adventure pitting the forces of good versus evil only the way Heinlein could do.
Maid to Order: A Catgirl Harem Adventure
Simon Archer - 2020
He even knew they were supposed to fulfill your every desire. What he didn’t know was that once you have one, your life gets turned upside down especially because you can’t have just one. Please Note: This is a catgirl harem book where you can create your own catgirl to suit your every last whim while taking down an evil corporation.
Shadows of Reach
Troy Denning - 2020
It has been a year since the renegade artificial intelligence Cortana issued a galaxy-wide ultimatum, subjecting many worlds to martial law under the indomitable grip of her Forerunner weapons. Outside her view, the members of Blue Team—John-117, the Master Chief; Fred-104; Kelly-087; and Linda-058—are assigned from the UNSC Infinity to make a covert insertion onto the ravaged planet Reach.Their former home and training ground—and the site of humanity’s most cataclysmic military defeat near the end of the Covenant War—Reach still hides myriad secrets after all these years. Blue Team’s mission is to penetrate the rubble-filled depths of CASTLE Base and recover top-secret assets locked away in Dr. Catherine Halsey’s abandoned laboratory—assets which may prove to be humanity’s last hope against Cortana.But Reach has been invaded by a powerful and ruthless alien faction, who have their own reasons for being there. Establishing themselves as a vicious occupying force on the devastated planet, this enemy will soon transform Blue Team’s simple retrieval operation into a full-blown crisis. And with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, mission failure is not an option…
The Man with All the Answers
Luke Smitherd - 2020
He’s everything you ever dreamed of. But there’s always a catch,About the friends that died in its creation.About the terrible price he’s had to pay.Audible Book of the Year Nominee Luke Smitherd returns for the first time in over three years with a tale of psychic mystery and science fiction romance.What would you do if the Man with All the Answers fell in love with you?
Chris Wraight - 2020
Try to unravel the secrets lurking in the sprawling city of Varangantua.In the immense city of Varangantua, life is cheap but mistakes are expensive. When Probator Agusto Zidarov of the city’s enforcers is charged with locating the missing scion of a wealthy family, he knows full well that the chances of finding him alive are slight. The people demanding answers, though, are powerful and ruthless, and he is soon immersed in a world of criminal cartels and corporate warfare where even an enforcer’s survival is far from guaranteed. As he follows the evidence deeper into the city’s dark underbelly, he discovers secrets that have been kept hidden by powerful hands. As the net closes in on both him and his quarry, he is forced to confront just what measures some people are willing to take in order to stay alive…
Men of Mettle Cyborg Romance Collection #1 - #6
Cara Bristol - 2020
The cyborgs of the clandestine military unit Cyber Operations are the only force preventing galactic domination by a terrorist mastermind. These Men of Mettle are saving the galaxy (and the girl) one mission at a time. Cyborg Protector (Men of Mettle 1)When cyborg Brock Mann is ordered to protect a planetary ambassador, he discovers she’s the woman from his past who almost ruined his life. He’ll do his duty, but he won’t fall in love with her. Cyborg Protector was previously titled Stranded with the Cyborg.Cyborg Rogue (Men of Mettle 2)Cyborg Kai Andros’s mission is to infiltrate a terrorist’s space station, get the intel, and get out. His orders said nothing about rescuing Mariska, the enemy’s innocent daughter. Now Cyber Operations and the terrorists are on their tail. Cyborg Rogue was previously titled Mated with the Cyborg.Cyborg Boss (Men of Mettle 3) Ex-Cyber Operations field agent Dale Homme who runs a secret spaceship factory has developed a sixth sense for smelling trouble. When lllumina applies for a job, he knows in minutes everything about her is false. Common sense says send her packing. His gut says she needs his protection. Cyborg Boss was previously titled Captured by the Cyborg.Cyborg Heat (Men of Mettle 4) Amanda Mansfield is a cyborg with something to prove. Sonny Masters is a former thug turned cyborg with nothing to lose. The only thing more dangerous than teaming up for a suicide mission is falling in love. Cyborg Heat was previously titled Trapped with the Cyborg.Cyborg Mate (Men of Mettle 5)Future empress Julietta never intended to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March Fellows, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up on the eve of her arranged marriage, she and March are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens her empire and their lives. Cyborg Mate was previously titled Claimed by the Cyborg.Cyborg Rescuer (Men of Mettle 6)Hostage Solia waits for death at the hands of vicious predatory aliens when Cyber Operations agent Guy Roarke disobeys orders and charges in. Can he overcome the guilt of past mistakes in time to save her life? Cyborg Rescuer was previously titled Rescued by the Cyborg and published in Pets in Space 2: Embrace the Romance.Cyborg Commander (Men of Mettle 7) Billionaire cyborg Carter Aymes devotes his wealth and time to saving lives. When he hires Beth O’Shea, a courageous woman with connections to his past, the attraction is immediate and strong. As their relationship heats up, so does the urgency to capture a terrorist mastermind before he can unleash a stealth weapon at a critical planetary summit. With millions of lives at stake, Carter discovers that stopping the attack may require sacrificing Beth’s life. Will Carter be able to rescue her, or will his new love be the one person he can’t save? Cyborg Commander was previously titled Hunted by the Cyborg.
The Waiting Rooms
Eve Smith - 2020
Ordinary infections are untreatable: a scratch from a pet can kill. A sacrifice is required to keep the majority safe: no one over seventy is allowed new antibiotics. The elderly are sent to hospitals nicknamed ‘The Waiting Rooms.’ Hospitals where no one ever gets well.Twenty years after the crisis takes hold, Kate begins a search for her birth mother, armed only with her name and her age. As Kate unearths disturbing facts about her mother's past, she puts her family in danger and risks losing everything.Because Kate is not the only secret that her birth mother is hiding. Someone else is looking for her, too. Sweeping from an all-too-real modern world to a pre-crisis South Africa, The Waiting Rooms is epic in scope, richly populated with unforgettable characters, and a tense, haunting vision of a future that is only a few mutations away.
Garth Simmons - 2020
HOLE PUNCH is:The height of the Earth Empire – where War Bricks flatten alien civilisations.Yorkshire 1985 – where a child's mind is patched together with trauma.Ancient Greece – where Socrates discovers a carnal method of time-travel.Mars 2348 – where crime and terror haunt the Martian Habitation Domes.The Mistake's skull – where Muscle Society achieves self-destruction.Delaware Dost – where mindfulness prevails and hierarchy is understood.The End of Everything – where convert concepts welcome refugees into the folds of theory.All these places (and many more!) reside within the tangled text of Hole Punch.
Dax (The Cyborg Chronicles, #4)
Kelsey Nicole Price - 2020
PoeCyborg is a dirty word.The world wants to forget them. Not me. I have been dying to meet one since I learned of their existence.Okay, I have been dying to meet a certain one.Dax. The Science Model. The most brilliant cyborg ever created.So what’s a girl to do?Sneak into the cyborg rebellion headquarters that’s what. So that’s what I did. And in my defense I didn’t plan on stealing Dax. But now that I have him how can I ever let him go? DaxI am the original cyborg.The only Science Model in existence. My processors are brilliant. A true work of art.Still not one female wants me. Time after time I get passed over. Then a female sneaks into the woods and with one look I know Poe is mine. In that moment I have to make a choice. The cyborg rebellion or her. And I choose her. Now all I have to do is get her to choose me in return.How hard can it be? Dax is book four in The Cyborg Chronicles. While it can be read as a stand-alone for better enjoyment of the story it is recommended to read the books in order.
The Dead Next Door
T.W. Smith - 2020
His lakeside neighborhood has become a cemetery, the houses now tombstones.THE DEAD ARE RISINGOut of the shadows, they creep… the streets, the woods, the lake… Will defends his home, his dogs, his sanctuary—but for how long?THEIR NUMBERS ARE INCREASINGHe must choose—complacency or the unknown… making irrevocable decisions that will lead to escape or demise… Will must overcome the odds and break the confines of…THE DEAD NEXT DOOR
Ruby Lionsdrake - 2020
Seven sizzling science-fiction romance novels!If you loved Star Wars and Firefly, but wanted way more romance, this is the series for you.This massive bundle contains all seven novels in the Mandrake Company series:Mercenary InstinctTrial and TemptationThe Assassin’s SalvationThe Ruins of KarzelekMercenary CourageThe Pirate Captain’s DaughterThe Tracker’s DilemmaBonus Novella: QuashiPick it up, and start reading now!
The Human Son
Adrian J. Walker - 2020
Walker A startling, emotional, beautiful (and at times funny) book – one that feels like the best sort of science fiction, a book that should be enjoyed widely, a book that speaks of what it is to be human, a parent, and a child.It is 500 years in the future and Earth is no longer populated by humans.The new guardians of Earth, the genetically engineered Erta, have reversed climate change. They are now faced with a dilemma; if they reintroduce the rebellious and violent Homo Sapiens, all of their work will be undone.They decide to raise one final child; a sole human to help decide if humanity should again inherit the Earth.But the quiet and clinical Ima finds that there is more to raising a human than she had expected; and there is more to humanity’s history than she has been told.
My Life as a Cat
Carlie Sorosiak - 2020
Or a body. Or a best friend. But he is excited to try being a human.On their three-hundredth-birthday, every alien from Leonard’s home galaxy gets to spend a month in the body of an Earth Creature. Leonard was supposed to become a forest ranger in Yellowstone National Park – but there was a mix-up.And now he’s stuck as a stray cat.Luckily for Leonard, he meets a young human called Olive – and together they set out on a journey to find home.
A Rain of Fire (The Great War Book 1)
Ralph Kern - 2020
The dark forces of the Neo Hegemony strike, sweeping across the worlds of the Arcadian sector and crushing all in their path. One system stands against the onslaught, the Kingdom of New Avalon. But the men and women of their expeditionary forces are trapped behind enemy lines on a besieged planet. Losing those troops will lose the war. Their only hope? A last-ditch rescue mission led by Captain Hal Cutter and his battleship, Achilles. Beset on all sides by lethal enemy warships, he must lead a rag-tag fleet of naval and civilian vessels across Hegemony-held space to save the beleaguered Kingdom soldiers. In the skies and orbit, Lieutenant Jason ‘Rick’ Richards and the untested pilots of Viper squadron clash in a furious battle for supremacy against elite enemy fighters. And on the ground, Private Patrick ‘Wink’ Goble and his platoon must hold the line against a ruthless commander and her overwhelming force of battle-tested mechs until salvation arrives. All will play their part in this desperate struggle for survival against impossible odds. The Great War has begun… Read the epic new military science fiction series from Ralph Kern, the best-selling author of the Locus series.
The Secret of Giza
Ken Warner - 2020
After their parents are killed, Jaden and Malia flee into the night, becoming fugitives. Before long, they discover their true identities are tied to the lost city of Atlantis—and to the origins of humanity itself. And now a threat emerges that could wipe out the entire human race—unless Jaden and Malia can stop it!