Free science fiction Kindle books for 01 Feb 17

Lords of War (Star Crusades: Mercenaries Book 1)

by Michael G. Thomas

Lords of War is the first novel in the bestselling Star Crusades: Mercenaries series that follows the violent struggles of the Alliance, mankind’s first interstellar empire.

Spartan is a living legend, a veteran of the Alliance Marine Corps, victor of a multitude of military campaigns including the horrific Biomech War. He is both loved and reviled by friend and foe alike, and now lives out on the fringes of the Alliance. He has fought for money, for his people and for the very survival of his species, and lost everything in the process. But when two of his closest friends are captured supplying weapons to the desperate Byotai settlers of Karnak, the fight becomes personal.

The Great Biomech War left millions dead, colonies burned, and cities turned to ash. Millions more continue to endure in the harshest of conditions. The Alliance attempts to restore order, yet already new enemies have begun to strike at will, encouraged by their weakness. Border planets succumb to the raids of warlords, and many doubt how long the peace will last, after it was won at such cost.

Since the end of this war, Spartan and his friends have worked to create an elite fighting force based at Taxxu, for use by the Alliance. Using the latest high-energy weapons, armoured fighting suits and a prototype Confederate-class warship, it will be a force unlike any the Alliance has seen before. Spartan will use this and every other asset at his disposal to save his friends. Nothing, not even the entire might of the invading Anicinàbe clans and their fearsome clan leaders, can stop him, even if it means starting his own private war.

Star Crusades: Mercenaries is the third Star Crusades series, and is set in the aftermath of the apocalyptic Biomech War. The war may have been won, but after nine long years the future still looks bleak. Entire planets remain devastated, and millions of citizens are homeless. It falls on the military, and the growing numbers of mercenaries and freebooters to keep the peace between the great empires and ensure the survival of the overstretched Alliance.

Check out all the novels by Michael G. Thomas

STAR CRUSADES: MERCENARIES
Lords of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 1)
Ghost Soldiers (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 2)
Flames of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 3)
Battle for Karnak (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 4)
Warzone (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 5)

STAR CRUSADES UPRISING
Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 1)
Tears of Kerberos (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 2)
Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 3)
Battle for Proxima (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 4)
Fall of Terra Nova (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 5)
Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 6)

STAR CRUSADES NEXUS
Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)
Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 2)
Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3)
The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 4)
Prophecy of Fire (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 5)
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6)
Battle for Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 7)
Wrath of the Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 8)
The Black Rift (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 9)

Star Crusader
Hero of the Alliance (Star Crusader Book 1)
Knighthawk Squadron (Star Crusader Book 2)
Operation Hellfire (Star Crusader Book 3)
Battleship Furiosa (Star Crusader Book 4)
Battle Fleet Victorious (Star Crusader Book 5)

All these books are available on Amazon.com and Audible
Please visit my website for more information: starcrusader.com



Battle Beyond Earth: Resurrection

by Nick S. Thomas

Battle Beyond Earth: Resurrection. The first instalment in an epic new series that tells of humanity’s desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future.

Four centuries have passed since the end of the alien invasion that almost destroyed humanity. The surviving races, human and alien, now live in peace as allies. But when a terrifying new enemy cuts a path of destruction through the Alliance, there seems little hope of resistance. The situation is desperate, and desperate measures are required. With reluctance, they agree to resurrect a hero from the past, Colonel Mitch Taylor. A mortally wounded man held in suspended animation since the end of the last war. A man who may hold the only key to their survival.

Taylor emerges into a world he no longer recognises. A new alien race lives among them, a race he does not trust. Society, the Marine Corps, even the way he speaks, nothing fits this new life. Many in the Alliance refuse to accept him, for Taylor is an icon of a bygone era. Respected by some, hated by many. Isolated, alone, regarded as little more than a relic of a past era, he must accept the horror of knowing his old life is gone. He must also overcome the new enemy that stands before him, an enemy that wants nothing more than to destroy all known life in the universe.

Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure, a standalone story in its own right. Yet it will also give a new perspective and a new storyline to the readers who followed Mitch Taylor’s exploits in the epic series ‘Battle Earth’.



Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus Book 1)

by Michael G. Thomas

Legions of Orion is the first book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond.

A chance discovery on the jungle world of Hyperion leads Alliance scientists on a path to creating a permanent spacebridge to the distant Orion Nebula. In a matter of days, great fleets of military and civilian ships depart for the single greatest expedition since the colonisation of Alpha Centauri. Into this great adventure travel two heroes of the war, retired Marines Spartan and Teresa Morato, and their son Jack. Now senior members of an elite private military corporation, they are at the heart of the Alliance bold new plan. Their discovery of buried machines, as well as derelict spacecraft in the first system encountered triggers events that will see the Alliance embroiled in a military conflict like no other. Discoveries of a dead people who have been wiped out by an unknown enemy sends a shudder through the many worlds of the Alliance.

The Alliance must make a decision. Either they will have to abandon the riches they have found or they will have to fight for it. In the past the citizens of Centauri have fought themselves for money, fame, power and religion. Now they must unify their many disparate factions including the Zealots and biomechanical warriors known as the Jötnar, if they are to survive in this new world.

Star Crusades Nexus is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the Centauri Alliance’s expansion into the Orion Nebula. Also available is the prequel series, â??Star Crusades Uprising’ that is set two decades earlier and covers the events of the Great Uprising, that brought humanity to the brink of destruction.

Check out all the novels by Michael G. Thomas

STAR CRUSADES NEXUS
Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)
Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 2)
Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3)
The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 4)
Prophecy of Fire (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 5)
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6)
Battle for Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 7)
Wrath of the Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 8)
The Black Rift (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 9)

STAR CRUSADES: MERCENARIES
Lords of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 1)
Ghost Soldiers (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 2)
Flames of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 3)
Battle for Karnak (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 4)
Warzone (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 5)

STAR CRUSADES UPRISING
Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 1)
Tears of Kerberos (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 2)
Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 3)
Battle for Proxima (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 4)
Fall of Terra Nova (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 5)
Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 6)

STAR CRUSADER YOUNG ADULT SERIES
Hero of the Alliance (Star Crusader Book 1)
Knighthawk Squadron (Star Crusader Book 2)
Operation Hellfire (Star Crusader Book 3)
Battleship Furiosa (Star Crusader Book 4)
Battle Fleet Victorious (Star Crusader Book 5)

All these books are available on Amazon.com and Audible
Please visit my website for more information: starcrusader.com



The Zombie Chronicles Box Set (The First 3 books)

by Chrissy Peebles

BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/ociUHiL1g70

Get these three books in one bundle:

1. The Zombie Chronicles
2. Race for the Cure
3. Deadly City

*Each chronicle will feature Dean’s struggles as he tries to survive in this new world. And thus the name, The Zombie Chronicles. I hope you enjoy this series, and thank you for giving each book a chance.*

Welcome to The Zombie Chronicles.

Prequel – Val
Book 1 – The Zombie Chronicles
Book 2 – Race for the Cure
Book 3 – Deadly City
Book 4 – Poisonous Serum
Book 5 – Undead Nightmare
Book 6 – Revelation
Book 7 – Trepidation
Book 8 – Impact
Book 9 – Siege

Warning: Mild violence.

Val was bitten by a zombie and now she’s scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out.

When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survivalâ?¦and giving up on Val is NOT an option.



Nyssa Glass and the Caper Crisis

by H. L. Burke

Orphaned cat burglar Nyssa Glass intends to outwit her rotten fate.

“Adopted” by her incarcerated uncle’s gang of thieves, she breaks into homes and picks pockets to repay her family debt and one day buy her freedom from their dark enterprise. Mechanically adept and determined, Nyssa longs to attend Miss Pratchett’s School for Mechanically Minded Maids and make an honest life she can take pride in.

She wasn’t made to steal things. She was made to create and fix them.

However, before she can make her escape, the head of the gang taps her for a new assignment, one her conscience cannot bear. Nyssa is faced with a heartrending decision: sacrifice everything or become the very thing she’s desperate to escape.

A Prequel Short for the Nyssa Glass Steampunk Series.



Freedom (Delroi Prophecy)

by Loribelle Hunt

Kareena Smith, leader of the unregistered telepaths of Earth, waged a secret war against the Tel Group and her government as long as she could remember. Until Tel captured her, her second in command, and one of their own, a defector. After months of captivity and several failed escape attempts, the three women are rescued by a group of Delroi warriors. There’s a price on her head and nothing left for her at home. Delroi offers sanctuary she can’t refuse.

As soon as she’s rescued, she’s pursued relentlessly by sexy clan chief, Roarr Idis. She might find the kind of ecstasy in his arms she’s only dreamed of, but he wants the one thing she will never give up. Her freedom.



Starlight (The Dark Elf War Book 1)

by William Stacey

A secret power. The revival of magic. An ancient evil stirs.

Twenty-year-old university dropout Cassie Rogan has returned to her small British Columbia home. Tortured by an accident that killed her parents, she drifts, failing life at every turn. When an impossibly localized lightning storm hits the surrounding forest, Cassie discovers her supernatural side.

After centuries of atrophy, the forces of magic are flowing back into our world, and Cassie can wield arcane powers. Her life seems destined to turn around, until the downside of magic brings everything to a screeching halt. Horrifying mythical beasts now prowl the northern wildernessâ??including the Basiliskâ??an enormous eight-legged lizard that can turn its prey to stone.

Recruited by a secretive agency, Cassie must quickly master her powers to protect mankind. As she develops her skills, a dark power secretly watches from the shadows. The Fae Seelie (a.k.a. the Dark Elves)â??humanity’s ancient enemyâ??have returned to settle the score.

Starlight is the first book in the Dark Elf War series, an epic urban fantasy and coming of age series that features fast-paced action, mysterious creatures, careful world-building, and breathless pacing. Author William Stacey is a 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist.

Buy his latest rousing read today!



Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016: A Tor.com Original

by Charlie Jane Anders

A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2016. Includes stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Nina Allan, Tara Isabella Burton, Monica Byrne, Rebecca Campbell, P. Djèlí Clark, Indrapramit Das, Alix E. Harrow, N. K. Jemisin, Margaret Killjoy, Cixin Liu, Melissa Marr, David Nickle, Laurie Penny, Daniel Polansky, Lettie Prell, Delia Sherman, Angela Slatter, Caighlan Smith, Lavie Tidhar, Rajnar Vajra, Genevieve Valentine, Carrie Vaughn, and Alyssa Wong.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



The Ice Prisoner

by Ardyce Years

The Captain is transporting a dangerous prisoner to a penitentiary located on a desolate, frozen planet. The ice planet’s only residents are the inmatesâ??the evil and most depraved in the universe. A rouge asteroid collides with her ship and the Captain crashes on a mountain summit. In order to survive, she abandons her craft for a nearby cave and brings the unconscious convict with her.
To her astonishment she discovers the captive is not a deranged reptilian criminal she was led to believe. In order to get paid the Captain must fight the elements and deliver her package to the warden, alive and intact. But one thought keeps nagging her: Why would the prison want this creature?
The Ice Prisoner is a novelette, approximately 8700 words.

From Dancing on the Moon, the second book in the Brother 5 series.
Dancing on the Moon will be available summer, 2016.



Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising Book 1)

by Michael G. Thomas

Siege of Titan is the first book in the epic science fiction series that chronicles humanity’s first interstellar confederation that is torn apart by religious strife and extremism.

In the first book of the Star Crusades: Uprising series, the bloody struggle is told through the eyes of an illegal pit fighter named Spartan, who is forced to choose between incarceration or military service. Choosing the Confederate Marine Corps over servitude he begins his thirty long weeks of training. Together with his group of marines, they are honed into a force ready to be thrown into the meat grinder on the newest and greatest planet in the Confederacy, Proxima Prime. His term of service will soon become one of violence and carnage, as the entire sector is ripped apart by a brutal and virulent religious movement and its shocking plans.

What starts as a series of suicide bombings and hijackings through the Confederacy quickly turns into a full-scale revolution on Prime that threatens the entire planet and quickly spreads to its orbital Naval Station and beyond. As every warship and military transport in the area is rushed to its defence, the fate of the planet and the entire sector lie in the hands of a small number of rookie marines.

Siege of Titan is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the first interstellar human empire.

The continuing saga includes the Star Crusades Uprising and new Star Crusades Nexus series that follows the story of the Centauri Alliance seventeen years after the end of the Uprising. Novels currently available in the series include:

Check out all the novels by Michael G. Thomas

STAR CRUSADES UPRISING
Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 1)
Tears of Kerberos (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 2)
Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 3)
Battle for Proxima (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 4)
Fall of Terra Nova (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 5)
Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 6)

STAR CRUSADES: MERCENARIES
Lords of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 1)
Ghost Soldiers (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 2)
Flames of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 3)
Battle for Karnak (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 4)
Warzone (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 5)

STAR CRUSADES NEXUS
Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)
Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 2)
Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3)
The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 4)
Prophecy of Fire (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 5)
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6)
Battle for Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 7)
Wrath of the Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 8)
The Black Rift (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 9)

Star Crusader
Hero of the Alliance (Star Crusader Book 1)
Knighthawk Squadron (Star Crusader Book 2)
Operation Hellfire (Star Crusader Book 3)
Battleship Furiosa (Star Crusader Book 4)
Battle Fleet Victorious (Star Crusader Book 5)

All these books are available on Amazon.com and Audible
Please visit my website for more information: starcrusader.com



The Fall of Man: Days of Judgment

by Rob Mclean

Eight strangers from different walks of life, each struggling with personal crises, are approached from the shadows by an organization that inexplicably knows the most intimate details of their lives. Enticed by an offer of $50 million to come work for the clandestine outfit, those who agree begin a descent into mystery, subterfuge and impossible choices that will force them to confront the nature of what modern man has become.

Join the group of eight – a lawyer, psychologist, priest, quantum physicist, rock star, sociologist, rogue special operative and industrial capitalist – as they descend into an abyss of dire consequences to discover that who they are may be mankind’s last hope or its final undoing.

The Fall of Man: Days of Judgment is a thought-provoking, fast-paced, keep-you-guessing ride through a world of quantum physics, virology, and moral philosophy where a chosen few must confront the question – has mankind gone too far?

Days of Judgment is the first book in the three-book The Fall of Man series



Elementals: Season One: ICE (Episodes 1-5): A Paranormal Scifi Thriller

by S. G. Basu

Welcome to Löthiaâ??a picture-perfect world with a dark and hideous past.

When seventeen-year-old Anavyx Elon unleashes a fatal storm of spontaneous ice spatter, Löthia’s tenuous peaceâ??put in place by barbarous genetic tinkering over a millenniaâ??disappears in the blink of an eye. The GROUST, a ruthless watchdog organization with the blood of countless Elementals on their hands, is determined to silence Anavyx before Löthia falls apart once again. Anavyx finds herself on the run and at the center of a storm that threatens to bring a terrifying past back to life.

Can Anavyx evade the GROUST? Or will she be yet another sacrifice made in the name of peace?

ICE is the first season Elementals, the paranormal science fiction thriller series that features non-stop action, surprising plot twists, compelling characters, and a kick-ass female heroine. If you like fast-paced adventure, thrilling paranormal powers, and dark conspiracies, then you’ll love this page-turning series from author S. G. Basu.

Pick up ICE to discover this exciting new series today!



Battle Earth

by Nick S. Thomas

The bestselling epic first book in the science fiction saga â??Battle Earth’ is back, and better than ever. Re-mastered and with over five thousand words of additional material. Battle Earth tells of humanity’s desperate struggle to survive against an overwhelming alien invasion.

A distress transmission from Mars research colony warns of an advanced and unknown enemy approaching the heavily populated lunar colony. An elite marine unit commanded by Major Mitch Taylor is dispatched to protect the beleaguered civilians. However, the attack is merely a prelude to a massive invasion of Earth.

When the vast enemy mothership smashes through Earth’s atmosphere and deploys in the Atlantic, the armed forces of Earth soon realise they are fighting for the very survival of the human race. As cities fall throughout the world, American and European forces rally together to make a stand as they battle an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered.

Battle Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure that chronicles vast and bloody battles following humanity’s first reach into the stars.



AMP – Phase 1 (First Contact) (A.M.P)

by Brian K. Larson

The Salvage-5 crew returns to Earth after discovering a bio-organic technology buried deep inside an asteroid. The biotechnology is implanted inside a host’s brain, and then it can be charged via the Amplified Mental Projection Accelerator Module.

The user’ minds are accelerated by Gamma Waves, giving the user unique and special abilities while charged.
Everything seems harmless at first. Then things seem to change, as it appears that there is something behind the technology…something sinister that the Gamma Project team must discover.

Is it a Government conspiracy…or does it go deeper than that?
Find out in book 1 of this series, Phase 1: The Gamma Project, the new hard science fiction techno thriller.

First Contact / Alien Cyborg

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Cupid (Part 1 of 5)

by Joseph Turkot

You live in a spinning tube of metal.

Ash-mixed whips of air rise to Center Sky. Looking up, you think you see the soft green fields through the filth. The white lattice of wealth sprawled along the verdant curve of Bright Side. Families and love live there. The seats of power. But for you that place is a dreamâ??you live in Cupid. Sector 6 slum to be exact. Your education in sex work and drug usage finishes this semester. And at eighteen, it’s time to enter the working world at last. Still, it’s a better life than sectors 7 and 8.

Things might change though. Douglas Triumph has just been elected President of Lutalica (the 5th Earth-launched tube colony). He’s won on the promise that he will make the tube great again. Make things as good as they are back on Earth. But you and everyone else in Sector 6 know he’s talking about one side of the tubeâ??the Bright Side.

He’s on TV again tonight. Announcing that at last he’s implementing his first promiseâ??to bring capitalism back onto its proper courseâ??encouragement of competition at the genetic level. The world was proud of its eugenics programs back in the early 1900s, he says through the screen. Great namesâ??the Rockefellers, Roosevelt, Churchillâ??they were thwarted before the full fruit of capitalism came to bear. Prevented by a historical overreaction to one manâ??Hitler. Hitler went about it all wrong, but we can’t let his mistake taint our progress any longer, he says. And as Triumph begins a sermon, explaining how the roundup will occur, how the gutters will be cleared, how he will put a stop to all unlawful movement between Sectorsâ??send the illegals back to 6, 7, and 8â??you turn off the TV. Because Dad wants to have a cake for Mom’s birthday. She’s been dead for 3 years, but he doesn’t care. You still celebrate.

She died on the job. HTR. The Helen Trigger Retrovirus.

They taught you the statistics in school. Sex workers can mitigate their risks by following the rules. Obeying the law. Doing the right mix of drugs. You do your best to listen. You know she didn’t, but you still loved her. And so did Dad.

But something is hanging in the air. A gloom over the candles. The palpable reek of Triumph’s words. Dad says that the roundup will be nothing like what he’s broadcasting on TV. That he’s out to cull the population and overload us here. That they’re not just going to dump the trash from their side into the high sectors. That they’ll be deselecting in Sector 6 too.

Content Warning: This is a serial work of fiction. The full novel is being published as the author writes it. Each part makes up a 20 to 25k word segment of the story.



Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the Clockwork Suitor (The Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone Chronicles)

by L.C. Mawson

Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone never cared much for boys. She was too fixated on corsets or engines to give them much notice. An “inventor’s disposition” is how her uncle referred to it when she would forget basic necessities, like food or sleep. But proper ladies don’t spend their days reinventing the steam engine, so Lady Ruth’s uncle helped her to create a new persona – The Owl: Britain’s Greatest Inventor! The Owl is sought after, but is Lady Ruth, and making sure she remains free to pursue her inventions may every ounce of her cunning. Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the Clockwork Suitor is the first in a trilogy of steampunk novellas following Lady Ruth’s adventures.



Harvester 7

by Andy Lang

The genetic secret to all life in the universe revealed, and so begins the countdown to Armageddon.

For over seven hundred and fifty years the harvesters had been voyaging into deep space, but each journey was becoming longer and more dangerous, because suitable planets were getting fewer and more difficult for the scouts to discover. Terrillia was a dying planet and nothing could be done to prevent the inevitable.

Master Maulik carried the responsibilities of feeding his race with pride, and he performed his harvesting duties with diligence and compassion… yet his heart longed for adventure.
But it is often dangerous to long, for sometimes the heart receives that which it desires most, and Maulik finds himself plunged into a game of political intrigue and brinkmanship that could alter the balance of power in his galaxy as rival species form an uneasy alliance.
For the ultimate doom approaches.

And as opposing factions draw together he finds himself a pawn in the great game, his only true ally, his new found friend, the Kressa.

Discover how the story begins, the preparations for war, deceit and double dealing, plans within plans, the strangest of friendships… and an entire race reduced to the status of livestock.



Spiderstalk

by D. Nathan Hilliard

Life hasn’t been kind to Adam Sellars lately…

In the past year he has broken up with his fiancee, barely survived a terrible car wreck, and had his brother’s family vanish while he lay unconscious in the hospital. Since then he has been a crippled shell going through the motions of life with nothing but the search for his brother to keep him going.

But Adam is about to discover that things can still take a turn for the worse. Much worse.

His quest for his brother has brushed up against a very dark corner of the world and something has come out of that darkness with an unholy vengeance. He can’t fight it, he can’t hide from it, and not even the police can protect him as his world descends into chaos.

His only hope lies in a mysterious pair of strangers who have appeared out of nowhere with an offer of aid. But they have their own agenda, and his survival may not be their top priority. Now Adam must keep his wits about him and learn to believe in himself again as events send him on a collision course with a monster more horrific than he ever dreamed possible.



The Source: A Wildfire Prequel

by Marcus Richardson

Chad Huntley can’t get sick. When an influenza pandemic kills almost everyone around him, he finds himself on the run, hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, chased across a wasteland of empty houses and dying suburbs as he tries to escape Fort Worth.

Mankind’s only hope is for him to partner with a brilliant virologist to find a cureâ??but not everyone wants a cure for the greater good.

The Source, the first prequel to Apache Dawn, opens a terrifying window on the early days of The Great Pandemic and sets in motion the events of the Wildfire Saga.



Empty Quiver: Tales from the Crimson Son Universe

by Russ Linton

Empty Quiver (n) – A U.S. Military term to identify and report the seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon.

They were never designed to be heroes.

Hurricane. Ember. Aurora. Danger. State-sponsored superhumans known as Augments. Weapons created to end a war.

With the war over, their creators couldn’t surrender the power and sought to hide it in the shadows. They forged ahead with covert operations and proxy wars despite growing condemnation. But one by one, Augments begin to ignore their handlers or disappear altogether. The quiver emptied.

Empty Quiver takes a dark dive into the Crimson Son universe. Not your typical superhero tales, this short collection pulls no punches as it examines the clandestine program that changed Spencer’s world.

Click the Buy Now button to download your free copy and enter the universe of Crimson Son!



Where Willows Won’t Grow

by Lia Black

Undercover agent Alex Kley is a long way from home. Six months of investigation have brought him to Willow House, a high class brothel on Omanai Station, as beautiful on the outside as it is corrupt on the inside. Sold into sexual slavery to infiltrate an illegal prostitution ring, Alex must find the evidence he needs to bring down the leader of a powerful criminal cartelâ??a man who may not even be human.

Illythe, the manager of Willow House, is a long way from freedom. The jet-skinned beauty with the face of an angel walks the halls of Willow House with serenity and authority, but underneath his cold and beautiful facade, Illythe is as much a slave as any of the young men working in the brothel.

In an undercover operation, falling in love is the worst thing an agent can do, but Illythe is a mystery that Alex can’t resist.

It doesn’t take long for Alex to realize that Illythe is not in his role by choice. Yet Illythe holds the holds the information Alex needs. The more Alex learns, the clearer it becomes, that when the cartel falls, Illythe will be buried in the rubble.

In the end, Alex must make a choice: save Illythe and forfeit the mission, or leave him behind in a place where willows won’t grow.

Important Note to Readers: This work of fiction is for adults only. Please see content warnings in “story info” front matter before download.
This story was written as part of the M/M Romance Group’s 2014 “Love’s Landscapes” event, and is available for free download from the M/M Romance Group site and to members of the GoodReads M/M Romance Group.
All proceeds from the sale of this book before Amazon price-match will go to the Ali Forney Center charity, which protects LGBTQ homeless youth in New York.



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