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Return of the Phoenix


Heath Stallcup - 2012
    For centuries, stories of things that go ‘bump’ in the night have been passed down and shared. When creatures of the night proved to be real, the best of America’s military came together to form an elite band of rapid response teams. Their mission: to face to challenge and keep the civilian populace safe from those threats and hide all evidence of their existence. But during a routine mission, when things go horribly wrong, the Monster Squad finds themselves having to rebuild from the ashes of what they once were.This time, they face not only the monsters that threaten the peaceful lives of the citizens they are sworn to protect, but their own government, as a dark storm brews on the horizon. A storm that will threaten not just the squad and their existence, but the lives of every human on earth…

The Infected Books 1-6


P.S. Power - 2014
     In a world where people of true power exist, there stands one organization to protect the world. This is the story of the men and women of the IPB. This box set contains six full length books. It's a rare value.

Alien Knight Teddy Bear Troubles (Lumerian Knights Book 4)


Becca Brayden - 2021
    

Forced Compliance


Bradford Bates - 2017
     Captain Drake was the kind of smuggler that would take any job that needed to be done. That was as long as you had the credits and didn’t mess with his crew. Now one of those very crew members had been taken, and Drake would stop at nothing to find her. Samantha Ripley only wanted one thing, she wanted to get off Hyperion Four. For the last four years, she had dedicated herself to nothing but flight school. Her graduation was so close she could almost taste it. A chance encounter as she finished her shift at the diner was going to change everything. The two of them were separated by a universe of stars, but their lives would intersect like two colliding comets, and the results would shape the future of the verse itself. When Firefly meets Underworld a new legacy is born.

Etheric Recruit


S.R. Russell - 2017
    Now, she is struggling with focus, and coming into adulthood while her mom struggles with her own future. When Anne’s mother makes an ultimatum, the Empress steps in, and Anne’s life is saved by her young friend, with four paws. Now, Anne must grow up with her partner, and fast. Her new friends are going to need her in the future. Together, the young woman and her partner, Jinx, have a future to affect. Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, this story tells about one of the fan favorites and her new partner. Together, they just may be instrumental in changing the future of technology and life.

The Complete Void Wraith Saga: Books 1 - 6 in the Epic Military Science Fiction Series


Chris Fox - 2019
    The Eradication has begun. Over 1,800 pages of fiction. Mankind’s outer colonies are disappearing. Without warning. Without a trace. Fleet command chalks the attacks up to pirates, but Captain Dryker of the UFC Johnston isn’t buying it. Defying command, he leads his misfit crew into hostile territory in search of answers. They encounter the mythical Void Wraith, an unstoppable legend whispered by the first race. After 26,000 years the Void Wraith have returned to begin the next Eradication. Their technology is superior, their motives unclear. Humanity cannot stop them. Not without help. Captain Dryker’s only hope is to forge an alliance with mankind’s greatest enemy, the savage Tigris. One maverick captain, an unlikely crew, and an aging vessel are all that stand between humanity and the Eradication. “It’s like Battlestar Galactica and Mass Effect had a baby, and that baby was raised by Starcraft. I read this book in one sitting, and immediately looked for the next.”- The author’s totally biased friend.

South Coast


Nathan Lowell - 2007
    The only problem is Otto doesn't want it. He wants to be a fisherman. When company policies force unwelcome changes onto his life and threaten even the security of the village, Otto discovers that being a shaman isn't optional.Jimmy Pirano is caught between the devil and the deep green sea when new production quotas are handed down from corporate headquarters. Locked into a century of existing practice, Jimmy is forced to find new ways to fish and new places to do it in or face the very real possibility that Pirano Fisheries will lose the St. Cloud franchise.Join Otto, Richard, and Rachel Krugg as they struggle with what it means to be the son of a shaman. Cast off with Jimmy, Tony, and Casey as they navigate the shoals and shallows of corporate fishery along the South Coast.

A Star Pilot's Fearless Rebel


Eva Delaney - 2019
    Being trapped on a small ship with five tempting men... Not so much.I’m the best damn pilot and smuggler in the galaxy. My specialty is messing up shit for the tyrants who conquer and destroy worlds. When I land a secret mission that could end the centuries of war, it comes with a team of five rebels and traitors—including my ex, who’s acting like he didn't betray me in my darkest moment.I'll have to rely on these men to survive and save the galaxy when my greatest foe returns. But getting close to any of them is a blueprint for disaster that will doom this mission—and my heart.Somehow facing my past is the hardest thing I've done, especially when these men want to be part of my future.A Star Pilot’s Fearless Rebel is a reverse harem space opera, featuring a bad-ass heroine, sexy rebels, and gripping space battles. It’s a combination of Firefly and Star Wars with a RH twist. It is the first in a medium-burn series. This book was originally published as A Star Pilot's Heart. This updated edition includes swoony and exciting new chapters!

The Eternity Road


Lana Melyan - 2015
    Vampires. Witches. And a legend that is about to come back to life. When Amanda blows out the eighteen candles on her birthday cake, she wishes that Craig, her best friend Hanna's brother, would finally notice her. Her wish comes true only moments later when Hanna gives her a present. To Amanda's astonishment, the present isn't just from her, but also from her brother. But that isn't the only surprise. Later, Craig reveals to Amanda that she is being followed by dangerous men, but promises to keep her safe. What Amanda doesn't know is that the men following her aren't humans, but vampires. And Craig and Hanna are not ordinary people. They are the legendary Hunters, the ones who rid the world of supernatural evil. Strange, vivid dreams help Amanda understand that she has a mission. But she has no idea where this mission will lead her and how close she is to uncovering the deep secrets of her life. A young adult paranormal trilogy with a thrilling, original plot and a rich world of engaging characters. If you liked the atmosphere of The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy is your hero, you can't miss this book. Get it now.

Spaceships and Spellcasters


Glynn Stewart - 2018
    A mage cop on his first assignment learns the world isn't as black and white as hopedA jump mage and a starship with matching needs turn out to be a magnet for troubleDigging in 1940s New York City awakens a monster--and brings in the elite of the FaeThe protected heir of an interstellar dictatorship is called to a battle no one expected him to fightAn explosive collection of four novellas from science fiction and fantasy author Glynn Stewart, spanning his ONSET, Starship's Mage, Changeling Blood and Exile universes, including two brand new urban fantasy novellas.  Includes:ONSET: Murder by MagicStarship's Mage: Episode 1Fae, Flames and FedorasAshen Stars

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.

The Living Night: Part One


Jack Conner - 2012
    The two vampires are notorious throughout the Community for only feeding on humans that deserve it -- murderers and rapists -- as well as other immortals.If an immortal steps out of line and preys on undeserving humans, Ruegger and Danielle will (if they can) take them down -- and feed from them. Thus the two are sarcastically known throughout the Community as the Marshals.Now, to stop the world from becoming embroiled in a vicious war, Ruegger and Danielle must follow the threads of a strange conspiracy that spans continents and many races, some exotic and particularly deadly. The Dark Lord, the vampire king of the Community, may himself be involved.To find out the truth, Ruegger and Danielle will have to dodge werewolf assassins, zombies, and two especially nasty Jamaican voodoo gods.One thing is certain: if they survive and unravel the strange heart of the mystery, the world will never be the same again.

Ghost Moon Rising: A Peter Brannigan Novella


Claire Farrell - 2014
    But as Halloween rolls around, he’s faced with being sued over the fact the house is now haunted. Determined to deal with the problem before he’s forced to go bankrupt, Peter enlists the help of a reluctant medium and a Catholic priest. But as the violence and danger grow, it soon becomes clear that the problem could be bigger than a disgruntled spirit… and the solution the one person Peter can’t afford to risk.

The Incredible Misadventures of Boo and the Boy Blunder


MaryJanice Davidson - 2005
    A vampire hunter gets the surprise of her life when the man she saves from a bloodthirsty vampire is so grateful for her service that he decides to become her sidekick—much to her dismay.novella was included in Kick @ss, but if this e-book is just the novella, sole author is MJD

Vampin' Ain't Easy


Kimbra Swain - 2019
    A shift in the balance of power. And one reject.Malik Demonbreun, the rejected heir of the Southern Vampire Realm, is thrown in the center of a deadly controversy, which may cost him his life. Again.Malik sleeps during daylight and drives a wrecker at night. When his father forces him to return home, he becomes the focus of a deadly bid for a change of leadership within the realms. With no idea who is friend or foe, Malik searches for a way back to his disavowed life. But each step he takes moves him closer to his father's throne. A throne that Malik has never wanted.He had no claim to riches in the reject life. But at least he wasn't living in a sick game of fifty ways to kill a vampire. He never thought he'd miss licking the blood from the seats of wrecked vehicles. One thing was for sure, rich or reject, Vampin' Ain't Easy.Start this gritty and humorous series, Legend of the Vampire Reject, with Vampin' Ain't Easy by Kimbra Swain, author of the Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen series. This is book one of four in the series plus a prequel which can be found in the Urban Magic Anthology.