Free science fiction Kindle books for 27 May 15

Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3

by Bobby Adair

Survive the infection! Survive the Infected!

Book 1

A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened.

But Zed Zane is oblivious. He needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride and heads to his mom’s house for a lunch of begging, again.

But something is wrong. There’s blood in the foyer. His mother’s corpse is on the living room floor. Zed’s stepdad, Dan is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan’s yellow teeth tear at Zed’s arm but he grabs a knife and stabs Dan, thirty-seven times, or so the police later say.

With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder but the world is falling apart and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people, who fear him.

Book 2

Slow Burn: Infected picks up the story of Zed, Murphy, and Jerome where Slow Burn: Zero Day ended.

All three have been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. Nevertheless, their band of fearful survivors, have ostracized them.

Back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy’s family while following a rumor of safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker in east Austin.

But the world is more hazardous than they know. They expect violence from the voracious infected but they have harsh lessons to learn about the uninfected. And humans to support the infrastructure of modern civilization, they find that danger comes in many forms.

Book 3

Zed is saying goodbye to one friend and pressing forward with two new ones, Mandi, whom Zed and Murphy rescued from the bunker, is immune to the virus, and Russell, also a slow burn, but lower-functioning, childlike and docile.

After seeing the carnage at the dormitory, a raging, vengeful Zed wants only to kill Mark, his nemesis and the former leader of the ROTC squad. Since Mark has disappeared, Zed unleashes his fury on untold numbers of infected in his path as he makes his way back to the hospital, in an attempt to rescue Steph, a nurse whom he befriended while seeking help for the feverish Murphy shortly after the prison riot. But the brave medical staff, holed up on the tenth floor of the hospital, and running out of provisions, has decided to take matters in hand by exposing themselves to the virus, and shooting those who “turn.” Zed is determined not to face another loss, but time is running out.

The Slow Burn Series

Book 1 – Slow Burn: Zero Day

Book 2 – Slow Burn: Infected

Book 3 & 4 – Box Set Slow Burn: Destroyer & Dead Fire 20% discount

Book 3 – Slow Burn: Destroyer

Book 4 – Slow Burn: Dead Fire

Book 5 – Slow Burn: Torrent

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Diary of Prometheus

by B.B. Butler

When Virgil Brock awakes miles from where he camped, it’s the morning stars that inform him everything is wrong. That, and all his companions are missing. Except for his friend Giles Denton, who is from his future. The Depression-era outdoorsman, along with the Vietnam combat veteran, must find their friends and lead them safely through a pre-historic California desert.

What they don’t know is they are historically modified versions of themselves, virtually cooked up by a demigod, Betty Two Step, who uses them in a proxy war to free herself from exile. Betty must see the team through the wild of an alternate Earth into a second training ground of space, while contending with her nemesis, Rubbery Slipperstone. Behind the scenes, Qatim of Forethought, aka Prometheus, manipulates her and everyone for his own agenda.

Fortunately for the team, Betty supplies them amply for their sprawling journey from Joshua Tree into the Asteroid Belt, and eventually into yet another universe. Unfortunately, the seven are damned if they accomplish her mission, and dead if they don’t.

Diary of Prometheus is a science-fiction adventure tale, based loosely on mythology. It incorporates hard science (paleontology, astronomy, physics), and assumes the simulation hypothesis.



Rise of Toria

by Antonin Januska

Listia stands at the cusp of a new era for Satorisim where life longevity, interstellar travel, and the creation of AI permeate the society. She was tasked with recording history but instead quickly finds herself watching history unfold and gently pushing the destiny of the Satori, and the genetically augmented species Toria when the unexpected disrupts the peace and steady rise of the empire.



Darkness Defied (Prelude to Resistance (Pax Humana) Book 2)

by Endi Webb

If you leave an honest review on this story, and email me the link, I will send you a free copy of the next story in this series!(Check the “About the Author” section below for my email address)

The Terran uprising against the Corsican Empire has gone far better than expected. But now, as the Resistance turns its sights on Mars, Lieutenant Jacob Mercer discovers a deadly battlestation in orbit around the red planet, preventing any approach by the Resistance cruisers. Jake and his fellow fighter pilots will have to assault the Imperial Strike force alone, without cruiser support, while under constant heavy fire from the gargantuan station.

Darkness Defied is a short story of approx. 5200 words, or about 25 pages, and is the second in the short story trilogy Prelude to Resistance, which paves the way for The Pax Humana Saga, a ten part series of novels set for release in March 2014.

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Prepper Short Stories (Creative Texts Publishers Presents Book 1)

by Jerry D. Young

ITS TIME TO GET PREPARED!

Jerry D. Young stories have just the right balance of light and heavy subject matter for readers of all ages. By utilizing firsthand knowledge and technical information Jerry is able to provide excellent insight into realistic situations. This collection of Prepper Short Stories includes five new stories never before published in print and available now for you to read and enjoy. You never know, this information may save your life!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jerry D Young was born at home, in Senath, Missouri July 3, 1953. At age 5 the family rented a small farm house on an active farm 40 miles southwest of St. Louis. While the family weren’t farmers, they lived something of a homestead type life, raising a milk cow, sometimes two, and calves, a pig or two, chickens, and the occasional goat. Along with the stock, a large garden helped to feed Jerry’s three brothers and two sisters for several years. Fishing and hunting contributed to the pantry, as did foraging the wild edibles on the property.

At the age of 14, the family, minus a brother and two sisters that were now adults and on their own, moved back to Senath. Having been encouraged from an early age to read, Jerry was a regular patron of the Senath Branch Library.

A love of a good story was born within him, and shortly before graduating high school, for a lack of stories that he liked at the library, he began to write short vignettes, and started taking notes for stories that he wanted to tell. Well, a full life interceded, and the writing didn’t resume for several years.

But while working a job with a much free time, and the then newfangled home computer, Jerry began to write in earnest. With the occasional gap in the process, Jerry continued to research and write, never believing he could ever be published. But when he turned 50, he wanted a change in his life, left the job he was doing and began focusing on his writing.

When he became ill, the writing stopped, but not the inspiration. When he started writing again, in 2004, after getting the medical problems under control, he began to read some on-line stories dealing with emergency preparedness, one of his other loves. The die was cast. Now with over a hundred of the vignettes and short stories about how to survive disasters written, along with his other novels, Jerry decided to go for broke, adding one of his previous works every few days to his list of stories now available, Jerry continues to write, both the Prep/PAW stories, as well as action adventure with a little romance type stories that first got him started.



To Stand In The Light

by Kayla Bashe

In an alternate 1980s, half-demon Shadow is a dedicated member of New York’s most famous superhero team. But a traumatic past has left them scarred both inside and out, and they spend just as much energy concealing their wounds as taking down criminals. Stranded on a distant planet, they seek death- instead, they encounter street-kid superheroine Bean Liberty. With her unstoppable optimism and quirky spunk, Bean is everything that’s been missing from Shadow’s life. When Bean’s talents put her in danger, Shadow is forced to choose between their secrets and their soulmate.



Death Interrupted (Vanished Book 1)

by Jami Brumfield

PARANORMAL DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE

“Breaking News! Avalon Flight 370 has vanished. Authorities continue to search for the plane but the hopes for finding survivors are dwindling.”

Ripped from the past on the brink death. Thrust into a future where freedom is taken away under the guise of protection. Secured away by the creatures that once hunted and tormented the human race. On the surface it looks like a world of peace but underneath the facade lies a war brought on by many secrets.

Will Blake and Melissa find love after being forced to live together, drugged into submission with the sole purpose of saving the human race? Expectations are high, emotional connections to the past are broken, and their lives will never be the same again.

**This story contains adult language and situations. It is not intended for audiences under 18**

Please note: this is a stand alone romance but there are mentions of characters from another series written by Jami Brumfield called PBI Case Files. It is not necessary to read the other series but reading PBI Case Files, especially Lost Plane (PBI Case Files #3) will really enhance the supporting characters in this book.



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