Abducted - Escape From Kraile


J.R. Cleveland - 2016
    Scared out of his wits, he soon discovers that the aliens, Simon and Leonidas, aren’t planning to probe him… huge relief. Instead, after injecting Luke with nano-translators so he can understand them, they tell him that his parents, both astronauts who were pronounced dead during a failed mission to Mars, are still alive... and they need his help to rescue them from an evil spider-alien dictator named Drac Moor. There’s just one itsy bitsy catch. Luke will first need to be “reconditioned” so that he can withstand the harsh alien atmospheres that he’ll be subjected to. Oh… and it’s probably going to hurt a little. Follow along as Luke stumbles through one disaster after another, in an attempt to pull off a daring prison break and free his parents before it’s too late.

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?

Ganymede 4


Keegan Kennedy - 2013
    A Terran Empire starship is pulled into a wormhole on the other side of the galaxy. The ill-fated ship crashes on a strange and uncharted planet. Star-crossed former lovers, Burke Wolfhampton and Sitka Drakos lead a small group of survivors in an effort to build a new life on a hostile world.Burke Wolfhampton is the dominant Galactic Marine, who must take charge of the group of survivors. Sitka Drakos is the ship's First Officer, who is Burke's former lover and is plagued by prophetic dreams. Axel Steele is the bold and daring Marine, who falls for the submissive, aristocratic young jock, Brodie Halifax. Nagomi Moombazza is the female Marine of German and African descent, who is both tough and aloof. Jedrek Hamilton is the handsome and resourceful colonist, who is protective of the pampered actor, Bazkin Anders. Dexia Touchstone is the free-spirited xenobiologist with a headful of red curls. All of them will face a planet that will defy their understanding of biology, family, sex and gender.

Hybrid


Greg Ballan - 2007
    Keener senses, heightened awareness and an enhanced physical strength that could be called upon by his sheer will. Erik becomes involved with a team of high profile investigators and local police trying to locate a girl who was kidnapped in the middle of a playground amongst dozens of adults and children. None of the adults saw anything and what the children claim to have seen is too far fetched to be believed. The search evolves into a full-scale manhunt into the dark and desolate woodlands of the Hopedale Mountain. After a lethal encounter and a fatality, Erik, the investigators and police realize that what they're dealing with isn't a man and possibly isn't of this world. What they're dealing with is a sentient evil that has an appetite for young children.

Hatred Day


T.S. Pettibone - 2016
    Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis. Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: she will do anything to ensure her freedom. But her resolution is soon tested when the son of a high-ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the center of the interspecies war, one that might see the Inborns purged. Desperate to find a way out of the city for herself and her family, Snofrid risks making a deal with the manipulative Inborn Commander, Hadrian, and his brutal cadre of soldiers. Her task is simple: take part in a historic hunt that will bring wealth and fame to all who survive. Unfortunately, Snofrid’s role is one in which survival is rarely seen—the bait.

Fat Friends and Aliens


Jilly Jaxx - 2018
    And they're on the run! Because their ship is broken and she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Then she meets Kran.  He's hot, and he wears a kilt. Which is confusing because although he looks human, he's a little bit purple. Are the Scottish race descended from aliens? Or is he a purple human? The whole crew is purple, kilt wearing, and hot. Molly's captive and not happy about it and Kran needs to get his ship fixed. Not sure if she should be more worried about her attraction to Kran, losing her job, or maybe even losing her life? She really needs to get her priorities straight. But it's so hard with Kran around. Kran, on the other hand, is confused by Molly. Women are strong where he comes from, and in power. And untouchable. But he wants to touch her, and it seems she might want to touch him. Technically he's a virgin. And he doesn't have time for this complication.

Children Of Tomorrow


A.E. van Vogt - 1970
    We know you've had a difficult time this past year evading those enigmatic, hostile aliens you encountered out there in the unmapped spaces between the stars. But you've also been gone a total of 10 yrs.-- and things have changed back here on earth. Take spaceport now—it's a special city with peculiar problems all its own. So we kids had to organize and take care of each other—because our dads have been gone too long, and they'll be just as surprised as you when they return. You see, we have the power now.Cover art by Bruce Pennington.

Jardun's Embrace


Rayna Tyler - 2019
    Things change when she is tasked with retrieving a package—a gorgeous male with intense jade green eyes, a body rippling with muscles, and shimmering scales begging to be touched. Jardun is an elite warrior, a protector, a guardian to the ruler. When the leader is infected with a deadly toxin, and the physician capable of developing a cure is abducted, he turns to the humans, the only allies on the planet with the knowledge to assist with a rescue. What he expects are males trained for combat, males who can help him complete his mission. What he gets is Laria, an intoxicating creature with eyes the color of the midday sky. The infuriating female can wield a blade better than any battle ready soldier, makes his tail twitch, and possesses the alluring scent of a mate.With time running out and the future of both races depending on their success, can Jardun and Laria overcome their differences long enough to find the cure…and explore the connection growing between them?

Rift


Kay Kenyon - 1999
    Reeve's dream has always been to rebuild Lithia. But when a mysterious explosion destroys the station, forcing Reeve to crash-land on Lithia's blood-hued soil, he soon learns that the reality of saving a dying planet is quite different from what he imagined. For Gabriel Bonhert, former captain of the space station, has set in motion a world cataclysm, using a fatal probe that will travel down the fiery pathway of a deep mantle plume.Now, to save the homeland he has never known, Reeve is caught in a race against time to reach Bonhert's base in the Rift Valley, a remote volcanic gateway to the hidden heart of Lithia. His staunchest ally may be a feral girl who alone seems enthralled by what Lithia is becoming, and whose enigmatic past holds the key to startling possibilities. As the old Lithia struggles to be reborn in a tide of toxic red flora creeping across the oxygen-starved planet, Reeve forges onward, coming into conflict with savage enclaves of colonists, a doomsday genemorphing cult, and a mysterious alien race with its own intentions for the planet--intentions that may include humanity's slavery or their terrible transformation....

Dragonback Bargain


Timothy Zahn - 2005
    His parents died years ago, and since his Uncle Virgil was killed, Jack has been alone. But he does have a friend now, named Draycos . . . if you can call a golden-scaled draconic K'da poet-warrior a friend.The two friends both have scores to settle. Draycos must find and expose those behind a vast conspiracy against his people, and Jack is desperate to thwart the men who framed him for a crime he didn't commit. Alone, Draycos, who must bond with a host or die, is dead; Jack, on his own, is sunk. Together, they might have a chance. Especially when Draycos, who can slip onto Jack's skin like a living tattoo, uses some of his special talents. They know mercenaries helped launch the ambush that destroyed Draycos's advance team, but when Jack joined up with one such group to get information on the identities of those involved, he and Draycos were nearly killed before they escaped--empty-handed. They also know an alien Brummga was involved. Now, the only way they can get the information they need is for Uncle Virge to "sell' Jack into slavery on a rich Brummga's estate . . . and hope he can crack their computer without getting caught.Jack thought the mercenary life was hard, until he met Brummgan slavemaster Grazen and tasted life in his high-security compound. If he and Draycos can just survive the experience, they might find a clue that can help in their quests for justice.Contains:Dragon and ThiefDragon and SoldierDragon and Slave

The Heaviness of Knowing


Sharolyn G. Brown - 2018
    They lie.Roxal is desperate to stay alive. So desperate that she pretends to obey her gods even though she knows they are false. But now her gods are hunting down and executing non-believers, and Roxal fears her pretense may no longer keep her safe.Overachiever Lauren is on the verge of making a brilliant technological breakthrough when an unexpected illness stops her in her tracks. Urgent visits to a hypnotherapist reveal that an alien named Roxal is responsible. Is this alien a symptom of the illness? Or worse, is she real?Two women are in danger on two different worlds. Can their connection to each other be the key to saving them? Or will only one survive?The Heaviness of Knowing is the first book in a suspenseful, action-packed series for readers who love stories of overthrowing dystopian leaders and uncovering alien invasion conspiracies. Buy your copy today and be transported to a world where knowing the truth is a death sentence.The Conscious Dreamer Series Includes:The Heaviness of Knowing, Conscious Dreamer Series Book 1The Peril of Knowing, Conscious Dreamer Series Book 2The Sacrifice of Knowing, Conscious Dreamer Series Book 3

Ender in Flight


Orson Scott Card - 2008
    It takes place in between "A Young Man With Prospects" and "The Gold Bug". It tells the story of a power struggle between Ender and Admiral Quincy Morgan on the voyage to the colony world Shakespeare. It appears in Card's Webzine InterGalactic Medicine Show.

The Earthling's Brother


Earik Beann - 2020
    In fact, he’s never met another human—or seen a sunrise, smelled a flower, or eaten a regular meal. All of that is about to change.It’s night in the desert, but he doesn’t feel the cold. The sky is clear, and the stars twinkle at him. He has never seen the sky from Earth before. Everything looks so strange. So . . . alien. He shakes his head in wonderment and laughs. He can’t stop smiling. This is Earth!There is a building ahead. Other people will be inside. His heart skips a beat as he takes a step forward, the rocks crunching under his bare feet. He has dreamed of this moment for as long as he can remember.But that which can be found can just as easily be lost again. It would have been better had Sam’s arrival gone unnoticed. But the artificial life form known only as the Authority is not one to miss such things. Nearly as old as time, and almost as powerful, the Authority was built by an ancient civilization as both an enforcer and a war machine, the destroyer of worlds. It has been watching Sam his entire life. Watching, and waiting, and judging. And now, it has decided that it’s time to act.

Rogue Queen


L. Sprague de Camp - 1951
    Though she was a lover of antiquity, she really could put no faith in the Oracle's prophecy. It was true that strange being, Terrans, had come from beyond the heavens. But these "men" were no gods. Had not she seen them making fools of themselves over a silly thing called "love"? Was this the action of gods?Certainly no god of the Avtini would carry on like this. Avtini gods would "love" only a Community, with its self-respecting groups of workers and drones and its highly productive Queen.And as for Queens, why no Avtini Queen would go rogue. Only a few mad drones had ever been known to desert the Community. And their lives were the price of the antisocial action.No, Iroedh could not understand the prophecy and so it must be false. But Iroedh was soon to learn that prophecy has a way of coming true, and that even the most unassuming antiquarian Worker might be born to rule.

The Expanse Boxed Set: Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War and Abaddon's Gate


James S.A. Corey - 2015