They created an abomination, but now they need him…
“If you like hard sci-fi, battles, intrigue, a touch of romance, space opera and intelligently written speculative fiction, then this is the book for you.”
The Confederation used the ultimate spies to put down the rebellion. Now they cannot be allowed to live. Bleak is on the run. Then a desperate Catrinas Pekrov decides she might have a use for his particular talents after all.
Bleak’s has no choice. He is now involved in a plot that will threaten the future of the newly reunited Confederation.
‘Bleak – The story of a shapeshifter’. Amazon link: http://smarturl.it/Bleak
Stuart is published in fantasy, scifi (his most recent book, War Over Dust, is due out 2nd September), romantic thriller, medical memoir and horror, as well as a few anthologies. He lives in the UK and also donates a portion of his profits to charity.
Hello, my name is Alex Anderson.
I am the author of the upcoming book, Tales from Sluce. It is an anthology in a science-fiction/fantasy universe I am building. It hasn’t been published yet but I’m looking to get it out before the year is out. I am a college student/pizza delivery driver who decided recently that I’m tired of waiting for the right time to write and to just go for it. Being an author has been my dream since I read my first book as a kid. I have several rough drafts up on my WordPress for my beta readers mainly. Nothing is quite to the final publication stage, but I am very close to having the first story of mine finished, edited, and even recorded for an audiobook version.
After a decades-long detour through the entertainment industry. author P.I. Barrington has returned to her original career of fiction writing. Below is the short blurb of her current novel, The Brede Chronicles, Book One:
Half-human Alekzander Brede is a law unto himself…or so he thinks. Elektra Tate, the street orphan who loves him has other ideas.
Book Two is underway.
Jesse works in the IT field along the Wasatch Mountains. When he’s not fiddling with systems and computers, he can be found reading or writing. Jesse is also a musician and composer.
Book: The Network (https://www.amazon.com/Network-Jesse-Booth-ebook/dp/B00FEQG73E/)
Descendants of H.G. Wells & Leonardo Da Vinci build a Time Machine based on their famous ancestors’ works. Rather than go through history eliminating evil dictators they decide they’d rather make love to the sexiest women in history instead. However, they get more than they bargained for as they get caught up in some of the most famous conspiracies of the last 3,000 years from Cleopatra to Elizabeth 1st and beyond, with Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Bardot, Jane Fonda, Princess Diana, The Kennedy’s and many more household names front and centre of some very interesting storylines. It also features a very poignant love story between Marilyn & Frank Sinatra as a core story.
The novel features lots of thrills and twists plus the author’s trade mark tasteful ultra-erotic element. Although not a comedy story it has more funny moments in just one chapter than most comedy feature films, such as when Marilyn is kidnapped through time to this Century and even struggles to get a job as an M.M look-alike! The book is full of water-cooler moments that will leave you on a high with a smile on your face.
If you are already a fan of any of the characters mentioned you’ll love this book but always remember this is Science Fiction and although some things may seem familiar they are not always as they seem. History will never be the same again!
Grady P. Brown
Grady P. Brown is a science fiction author who is diagnosed with high functioning autism. He is a connoisseur of the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres. In addition, he is an autism ambassador, hoping to demonstrate the potential benefits one can gain from being autistic. As a writer, Grady P. Brown utilizes his autism to visualize the story taking place inside of his head like a movie. Also, he has a very strong memory, allowing him to store information about his characters and stories in his brain as though it were a computer hard-drive. He is also a passionate pit bull lover and owns a pair of sweet and loving pit bull named Wally and Fitch.
STRAIN OF RESISTANCE
Bixby was 12 years old when the world ended. A mysterious mist had blanketed the earth, turning most of the world’s population into blood-thirsty predators. The remaining survivors were the prey. Demoted to the bottom of the food chain.
Now, eight brutal years later, these survivors face another challenge-a new threat is turning the tide of war between humans and infected. The parasite is evolving, becoming smarter, stronger, and deadlier.
In a race against time, Bixby and her crew battle to stop the decimation of the human race at the hands of these new mutations.
They are the last strain of resistance.
John David Buchanan
I have a lot of hobbies – playing guitar and drums, cooking, inventing, and most recently writing science fiction. After 36 years in the environmental business I decided it was time to ease out of writing technical reports and starting writing science fiction for fun. I was going to write one book – Jump Starting the Universe. It has turned into three books, the second being The Edge of Nothing and Everything, and the third – World Eaters (in-progress and hopefully will be published in June 2017).
I have an overactive imagination and believing in the “let no story go unwritten” I’m writing a thriller titled The Obsession of Mr. Pendergrass . I’ve posted short chapters on my website –
www.jumpstartingtheuniverse.com – and on Goodreads. Ultimately, the serially released chapters will be expended and published as a full novel. Check out my author page on Facebook- John David Buchanan – and twitter @JDBuchanan. Did I mention the epic poem I’m writing? The Rune of One – to be published in the distant and unforeseeable future.
I am a science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror author who likes to write action packed stories. My favorite authors are Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, and Isaac Asimov. My two primary horror series are: World of Shadows and World on Fire. The World on Fire series is out and available now, and the World of Shadows series comes out starting October 24th, 2017 through early 2018.
Janus — the man-made gateway to the stars, an immense, multilayered sphere orbiting the sun far out in the Solar System — the last hope for humankind seeking to escape a dying Earth, but only if they can afford to pay the price demanded by the Ultra-conglomerates, who own most things and control everything. Calder — college dropout, ex-military, freelance bounty hunter, part-time minder in Mamma Lou’s licensed bar & whorehouse and full-time cynic. For most of his life in the crowded, often lawless and always dangerous Outer Levels of Janus, he’s had to rely on his wits and his talent for violence simply to survive. When he’s offered an insane amount of money to find the missing son of one of the richest and most powerful women alive, he can’t resist. His life constantly in the balance, Calder discovers a deeply hidden secret — one which has shaped the very destiny of humanity.
E.C. Fisher is an emerging author who was born in Vandenberg, AFB, California. Currently, he happily writes and resides in Florida. From 2007 to 2011, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Three years ago, he was introduced to the writing world after a bout of inspiration drove him to write his very first story. After sharing his work with several people and receiving favorable feedback, he decided to continue treading on the creative path of storytelling. When he doesn’t have a pen in hand, you can find him at the bowling alley getting strikes or at home reading fantastical books.
What if the Bible was a con devised by none other than Lucifer himself? What if The Rapture came, and it was a trick? In E.C. Fisher’s biblical thriller The Deceived, it is the devil who is behind religion, and everyone from Adam and Eve on up are in the thrall of his lies. But as the End of Days play out of Earth—a ploy designed by Lucifer to give the world to his followers—archangel Michael is sent down to earth from heaven, where he must battle the devil in order to save God’s children—not to mention the planet itself.
As God lays dying in heaven, and Lucifer kidnaps Michael’s soulmate, Ari-el—Michael must face not only the potential of demons overtaking earth, but the loss of both his father and one true love. Armed with the Sword of the Spirit, which was forged from God’s own powerful wings, Michael sets to destroy the Antichrist, and thereby bring an end to the deadly masquerade that is Lucifer’s religion.
Written with the verve of a contemporary adventure fantasy and the deep, complex knowledge and understanding of a religious thriller, The Deceived is a harrowing tale that reflects the rifts and tensions of our modern political moment. This is the story of Revelations that you do not know, but that you will not be able to put down.
The Colony, a SciFi-Romance, is a stand-alone novel of Lydia and Jordan. When Lydia is pulled into Jordan’s plane of existence, she finds her immersed in a world controlled by an artificial intelligence, whose sole purpose is to protect the power source that runs the planet. But it does so at the cost of all who live outside of its city. Sheltered in the colony beyond the city’s borders, Lydia is befriended by an advanced race of hunters and warriors, who do all they can to protect her and themselves from the Guardian. To survive in this new world, she must find courage and strength, and learn to face her fears. But to save her soulmate and the colonists from the Guardian, she must overcome those fears and embrace her inner strength.
The first five chapters are free at my website – rmgilmour.wix.com/rmgilmour
Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
Blackmailed, cornered, and screwed. That’s what happens when you get caught…If you’re an assassin, that is.
When a contract killer teams up with a four-star general to track down an elusive terrorist group intent upon detonating a nuclear bomb inside their city, sparks fly and not of the romantic variety. Racing against the clock through the desert, facing harrowing odds and dire consequences should they fail, they discover that the terrorists aren’t always the ones to fear… and may not be their true enemy.
Set in the ruins of New York, WAR MACHINE is a fast-paced adventure thriller filled with betrayal, suspense, and alliances that quickly turn into deadly enemies. Destiny in the Shadows hauntingly echoes the state of the world today and the fate of the heroes determined to save it.
What would you do if your whole life turned out to be a lie?
A band of survivors clings to life on a remote ranch in the wilderness, under the sway of Yeoman, their spiritual leader. He declares young Leah, born after the Apocalypse, the chosen, destined to bring forth a new species of human beings pure of soul. But Leah isn’t so sure. Then one day, a strange bug like creature appears in the sky above the ranch, and suddenly she starts questioning everything she’s ever been told.
L J Higgins
L J Higgins writes fiction with an intriguing twist. Stories that remind you to open your eyes, minds and hearts. Hailing from Queensland, Australia, she is a wife, and stay at home mother of two young children. Always intrigued by dystopian worlds, the advances in technology, and what those might mean for the future of the human race, L J Higgins enjoys creating stories that explore these ideas. She is also passionate about helping teens through some of the battles they face as they go through high school, and writes stories to empower them, while showing them how their choices can affect the lives of themselves and others.
Brian D Howard
Simon Rising is my first superhero novel. It’s the story of a telekinetic who loses his memory. Hunted by the FBI and his criminal past, can he change who he is, or is the dark person everyone accuses him of being too deeply a part of his nature to escape?
Sandra J. Jackson
A graduate of a 3-year Graphic Design program, Sandra J. Jackson has always been creative, from drawing and painting to telling stories to her children when they were young. Her wild imagination lends itself to new and exciting ideas.
Sandra’s debut novel, Promised Soul, was released in 2015 and Playing in the Rain (Book 1 of the Escape Series) in September 2017 by Fountain Blue Publishing. A short story, Not Worth Saving, was published in New Zenith Magazine’s 2016 fall issue. She also has had several sports articles published in a local newspaper. She holds a professional membership with the Canadian Author Association and is a member of Writers’ Ink.
Sandra lives with her family in a rural setting in Eastern, Ontario. She is currently working on Book 3 of the Escape Series, her first trilogy.
Husband, father, author, blogger and man who seems capable of holding seven streams of nonsense in his mind at any one moment.
I’ve had two novels of supernatural fiction published, ‘The Wannabes’ and ‘Hell’s Secrets’, both of which are available on Amazon. I have various other projects on the go, in particular a huge story it will take me at least a trilogy to write, and which – as you might imagine – if taking up a huge amount of my time and energy right now.
‘The Wannabes’ is freshly published in a Kindle version this year, and will be joined by numerous short stories. The first of which – ‘Foliage’ – is already published, and sits right on the crossing point of my interests in science fiction and horror.
I have been writing since I was in elementary school. Ever since my brother told me I couldn’t write a story. I decided to prove him wrong by taking a notebook out and starting a story. What ended up happening was I started my journey as a writer and discovered my love of writing.
THE HALCYON DISLOCATION is a Science Fiction colonization epic about an island university that is dislocated to a new world through a force field experiment that goes awry (or was it an accident?). We follow the students and staff as they try to live in this new world, as they discover its secrets, and as they work to get home. Here is what some readers and reviewers have said:
“If you enjoy Tolkien, Lewis and other good fantasy, this is a book you ought to check out.”
“It’s an adventure; one that progresses on the weighty consequences of moral choices made without regard to morality.”
“The plot continues to develop an interesting intermix of science and fantasy.”
I’d be delighted if:
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3,2,1, lift-off! It’s the stuff superheroes are made of; rocket scientist by day, author by night. What do you do when massive government bureaucracy stifles your imagination? Write science fiction! Jason Kent is an Air Force veteran, Amazon Best Selling author, and military space expert with years of experience designing and launching billion-dollar space systems. Jason is the author of the New Sky sci-fi series which includes New Sky: Eyes of the Watcher, New Season: Sparrow’s Quest, and soon-to-be-released New Horizon: Dagger’s Tale. Jason’s other books include Far Space, a military sci-fi novel, Rifter: Traitors at Teteris, an action adventure novel, and Colony Zero: Quarantine Protocol, a YA action adventure story. Do you have what it takes to survive?
Charles Freedom Long
I write Science Fiction about what might be. Psionics, aliens and other worlds, awareness and ongoing communication between the living and the dead, and how that might affect the life and philosophy of a world.
I’m a psychologist and a medium. After years of seeing the dead portrayed in countless fatuous ways, I decided it was time for someone to show them in a manner some might consider more truthful. That is, the personality survives the change we call death, and moves on into other dimensions.
My award winning novel, Dancing With The Dead, http://mybook.to/dancingwithdead
explores the themes —what is truth, the power of love–and will challenge your perception of death, life after death and the quest for truth that continues after the change called death
Just published, Alvar’s Spear http://myBook.to/alvarspear
asks, “What if planets were the bodies of sentient beings?” and “What if planets had emotions and desires?”
Book #1 in the “Time Will Tell” series only 99¢ Sean knows there’s something “different” about the new girl in school — Alexis Townsend — but before he can figure out what, his world is turned upside down by the arrival of a distant relative. Distant, as in, his great-great-great-great-great-grandson. Life in 1995 seems pretty primitive to the time-traveler from the 23rd Century, but he tries hard to fit in with some help from his ancestor. Einstein’s Theory didn’t cover THIS relativity.
Erin MacMichael is a science fantasy author and artist, creator of the T’nari Renegades–Pleiadian Cycle series of novellas, novels, covers, and artwork. Her cross-genre fiction infuses far-reaching concepts, vivid characters, and elements of the so-called fantastic into emotionally charged interplanetary drama.
The T’nari series follows a renegade family that specializes in the infiltration of worlds taken down or threatened by ancient reptilian clans addicted to violence. In the face of crippling pain and anger, the T’nari game masters weave their magic to open up and reclaim realities lost to the repetitive nightmare.
As an avid reader, writer, listener, and designer, Erin’s lifelong quest has been to explore past the boundaries of conventional thinking and figure out what really has transpired on this planet. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the British Isles, and ventured into the ancient sites of Egypt, Bali, Java, Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her marvelous offspring and the magnificent Douglas Firs.
Find Erin’s books on the Reality Raiders Press website at http://realityraiders.com/ and visit her blog “Fringewalker” at http://realityraiders.com/fringewalker/ to take part in discussions on out-of-the-box thinking, big concept fiction, movies, anime, games, art, and trailblazing researchers and visionaries.
Robert B Marcus Jr
Robert B. Marcus Jr. is a practicing radiation oncology physician. He has been a Professor at two major medical schools, and has been listed in U.S. News and World Reports Best Doctors in America, as well as Castle Connolly’s Top Cancer Doctors and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in America. He has been president of FLASCO, the society of all the oncologists in Florida, and has authored or co-authored almost 200 medical journal articles and chapters. He has been selling fiction since he was in college. Since then he has published a number of short stories and four novels. He is a lifetime active member of Science Fiction Writers of America and an active member of the International Thriller Writers, Inc. His Amazon page is:
Find out more at: Rbmarcusjr.com
Caitlin Demaris McKenna
Absence of Blade is the start of a new space opera series set against a backdrop of interstellar strife. On a contested world, a hegemonic human empire is set to crush an alien colony. An assassin, a spy, and a scientist will have to summon the last of their resolve to resist the Terran Expansion.
Whether they succeed depends on what they can withstand.
I have 12 ebooks that run into the future. Two very near the present (Puppeteer and ‘Bot War) are more technothriller than scifi, while those from “Red Gold” onwards are scifi, although they add something else in terms of what we might care to avoid in the future. “Troubles” lies somewhere in between – it is set at a time when society is emerging from a massive economic collapse due to government debt and energy shortages thanks to previous terrorism (in ‘Bot War). Just to be more confusing, “Athene’s Prophecy” and “Legatus Legionis” involve a reboot to the first century, and almost qualify as historical. The scifi qualifies as hard (but hopefully not difficult).
Rain Man meets Forrest Gump in this epic tale of the adventures of Jimmy Darwin, recounted by Jimmy himself.
He has a savant ability that could save the lives of millions of people, but Jimmy Darwin has been written off as “mentally challenged” and beaten up his entire life. He’s not a big fan of people. In fact, if everyone would just leave him alone, he’d be happy living in a tent next to a nice, quiet pond. The little survivalist could hold the key to a better understanding of our world. But is the world ready? It’s up to Jimmy to decide.
Rebel Without a Clue (Planet Hy Man series)
Mex had been looking forward to a well-earned retirement after saving planet Hy Man from men. But now, thanks to Beryl, she has been sent on a mission that will ruin her career with a robot who rubs her up the wrong way… Beryl is the leader of planet Hy Man and fighting to remain so. Beryl is desperate, the planet’s energy is on its last legs and chapping at her heels to take over is the ruthless Hilda. A woman with a personality as bad her haircut and will do anything to get her way…
Kate Rauner writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, Congress said so) from years in America’s nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she’s now a volunteer firefighter on the edge of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest and well on her way to becoming an eccentric old woman.
Would you join a near-future colony on Mars? Emma may regret her one-way trip with the first twelve settlers – an eclectic group of volunteers. She hopes to explore the Red Planet in her robotic walkabout suit, but something’s gone terribly wrong in the colony. Friends die and the team is falling apart. They came to build a home, but can they even survive? Glory on Mars – first book in the On Mars series.
Not long ago, a new species of humans with a unique set of cells called variants were born into this world. Now, they suffer many challenges such as fitting into society and obtaining work.
Meg and Jamie are variants and after receiving a job at an abnormal hotel with a recently deceased manager, their lives get even more difficult. The supervisor is unlike any variant they’ve ever met. Secrets are being kept from them, while criminals are being drawn to them.
Nothing makes sense to them as they are currently trapped within the confines of Claude’s Hotel.
Pamela Schloesser Canepa
As a child, Pamela’s family moved around a lot, so she started writing poems and stories as a child to provide entertainment for long trips. After a while, her family settled in the southeast. Writing provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years, until she decided she was ready to share her ideas with the world. Pamela’s genres include sci-fi and speculative fiction, and poetry of all types. “Made for Me” is Pamela’s first published work of fiction and was followed by a sequel in 2016. Both are now also available in print. Pamela’s first full-length time travel novel, Detours in Time, has been published in e-book and print as of June 2017! Pamela is planning a sequel to Detours in Time and an origin story for Norrie from Made for Me, as well as a few other ideas. Stay tuned!
Lyra Shanti is a novelist, poet, playwright, and songwriter who currently lives in Florida with partner and spouse, Timothy, and their two insane cats. Author of the sci-fi series, Shiva XIV, Lyra is a lover of nature, animals, anime, music, theatre, movies, myths, and of course, great books.
Shiva XIV (Book 1)
Prophecy rules, science rebels, and the fate of all depends on a boy named Ayn.
Predestined to become the great messiah of his people, Ayn must save his galaxy from disease and war. But when an unknown enemy threatens everyone he loves, the destiny he thought was his spins out of control.
A coming of age story amidst galactic turmoil, Shiva XIV has action, romance, mysticism, and magical creatures. Join Ayn and his friends as his journey to become a heroic legend unfolds!
Barbara G. Tarn
I write mostly SFF. And I’m very prolific. Please check my series pages (Silvery Earth or Star Minds) and if you’d like to try one of the books, I’d suggest you pick from the newest releases (they appear on the landing page, but you can scroll down on the “Books” page).
Mjke Wood is a past winner of both the Jim Baen Writing Contest and Writers of the Future, and has over two dozen published short stories to his name.
‘Deep Space Accountant’ is his first novel, and the first book in the Sphere of Influence series – a science fiction universe filled with adventure, comedy, a little romance and some dodgy book-keeping.
In ‘Deep Space Accountant’ we meet Elton D Philpotts, whose dream job with the Space Corps is nothing like the glamorous, planet-hopping lifestyle he expected.
But then he sees things he should not have seen: A hidden ledger, dubious accounting transactions, bogus gate receipts.
And when a whole starship disappears who do you think they’re going to blame?
A frantic race across the Sphere of Influence takes Elton into adventure and dangers he could never have imagined. And now there’s a whole planet to save.
Chris G. Wright
Chris G. Wright was born in Corfu, Greece in 1988, to a Greek father and Northern Irish mother. From a young age, his imagination was fed by science fiction movies and his father’s storytelling, and his love for books came from his mother’s abundance of fiction. He studied Marketing , though his dream was to become an Air Force pilot. At some point, he even became a mixologist. Fantasy author R.A. Salvatore inspired him to become a writer when he picked up Homeland, the Dark Elf Trilogy at the age of 13. Chris dedicated his debut novel to Salvatore 15 years later. However, as writing had been a hobby for over fifteen years, family and friends persuaded him to try his luck with self-publishing a draft of 400 pages. Since February 2016, the draft gradually became The Alliance, Volume 1 of The Evox Chronicles. He now lives in Bath, England with his partner, enjoying a simple life. His real dream is to live to see the world become a better place.