Free science fiction Kindle books for 07 Mar 19

The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)

by Susan Kaye Quinn

What’s your life worth on the open market?
In this sexy, gritty future-noir, debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone more “worthy”… all while paying the price with black marks on their souls.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat and jackbootsâ??he’s just in it for his cut, ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, people who will make the world a better place with their work and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja’s girls keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane… until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle aloneâ??a dark pit he’s not sure he’ll be able to climb out of again.

“Absolutely riveting!”
“Quinn has a way of writing heart-breaking characters.”
“You’ll be holding your breath, looking over your shoulder, and begging for more.”

Originally written as a serial, LIRIUM is Season One of the Debt Collector series and contains the complete story of Lirium. There are five planned seasons, each from the perspective of a different debt collector.

2015 Top SELF-ebook in Library Journal!



Tongues of Fire

by Sebastian Badarau

After a failed relationship in New York, a young mathematician returns to his hometown, a destitute place in Northern California, and tries to rebuild his life. Writing a diary to keep his OCD under control, while falling in love with a local girl named Audrey, he finds himself describing the odd events following a meteor crash in the vicinity of his town. At the crash site, amongst the crowd gathered, he can’t see much, as the US Government has decided to pull the object out of Lake Tahoe as quickly as possible. This alien rock initially seems benign at first, but the effects of its presence on Earth soon reveals consequences beyond human understanding. Using his math skills and his knowledge of ancient Egypt and astronomy, along with his instincts, Ricky is determined to find out whether there’s a link between the meteor crash and why a nine-year-old in his math class appears to have solved one of the seven Millenium Prize Problems. However, more and more strange signs are appearing.
Furthermore, the turbulent relationship with Audrey betrays something at a far more galactic level that will, eventually, lead Ricky to discover his role and the true nature of the asteroid crash.
The novel deals with themes of anxiety and alienation, and how resilient and powerful the human spirit can be in the face of adversity.



Dark Retreat (EMP Lodge Series Book 1)

by Grace Hamilton

Three months after life as she knows it was decimated, Megan Wolford has only one goal: protect her daughter, Caitlin, at any cost. When a mysterious illness strikes Caitlin down, Megan is forced to forage for medical supplies at a remote lodge. The last thing she wants is help from her fellow survivors when so many in her life have let her downâ??but soon she’ll find herself with no other option. â?©

Ex-Navy SEAL Wyatt Morris is doing everything he can to hold his family together after the tragic death of his prepper Dad, so when Megan enters their lands, he is mistrustful at first despite feeling drawn to her. He won’t turn away an ill child though–no matter how deadly the world has become. But the arrival of another stranger named Kyle soon gives them all a new reason to be suspicious. Wyatt knows he’ll have to forge alliances in order to keep his family safe, but trusting the wrong person could be a deadly mistake. â?©

When Megan and Wyatt discover her daughter’s illness may be linked to Kyle’s arrival, it sets off a race to discover the truth before it’s too late to save Caitlinâ??and the rest of the Morris clan. Can they work together for survival . . . and something more?â?©



The Pages of Time: A Time Travel Thriller

by Damian Knight

How far would you go to bring back a murdered parent?

Sam Rayner thinks he is an ordinary teenager. But when his family’s transatlantic flight is brought down in a shocking act of terrorism, he suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves him in a coma.

Upon waking in a hospital bed Sam learns that his father was killed in the crash. As he struggles to come to terms with his loss, he begins to experience strange seizures that distort the flow of time and transport him into the body of his past or future self.

With no way of controlling when they happen or where they take him, at first these episodes feel more like a disability than anything useful. That is until Sam collapses at his father’s funeral and finds himself flung several hours ahead, where he overhears a news report about another terrorist attack.

Could this information hold the key to preventing the impending atrocity before it takes place? Can Sam find a way to save his family from violent deaths that are already in the past, defeat the sinister forces that wish to use his powers for their own ends, and maybe also win the girl he lovesâ?¦by turning the pages of time?

Don’t miss the first book in The Pages of Time Series by Damian Knight. If you enjoyed Timebound and The Butterfly Effect, you’ll love this edge-of-your-seat ride that readers and reviewers describe as “gripping,” “well-paced,” and “a must read.”

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Strain

by Amelia C. Gormley

In a world with little hope and no rules, the only thing they have to lose is themselves.

Rhys Cooper is a dead man. He’s spent years hiding from the virus that wiped out most of the human race, but an act of futile heroism has him counting down his remaining days. The timely arrival of superhuman soldiers offers some feeble hope–but only if Rhys can reconcile himself to doing what is necessary to take advantage of it.

Sergeant Darius Murrell has seen too much death and too little tenderness. His job is seeking out the infected to put them out of their misery, or sending the uninfected survivors to a safe haven where he and his fellow Juggernaut troops will never be welcomed. Rhys’s situation is different, though. Not only is there an improbable chance that Darius won’t have to put a bullet in Rhys’s head, but he has somehow managed to get under Darius’s skin.

The virus Rhys must infect himself with in order to survive is sexually transmitted, and optimizing his chance of exposure requires him to submit as often as possible to Darius–and the other soldiers. Though the boundaries of morality have shifted in this harsh new world, Darius and Rhys question whether their humanity is too high a price to pay for Rhys’s survival.



Error in translation

by P. Gordon Judge

Jane Harmon never expected that Barcelona would fall victim to
“Murder by sepsis”, right there in the school playground. Fired by
grief, anger, and suppressed trauma, the intense and intellectual girl
commits herself to a life of meaning, to try to forge good from evil.
An academic entrepreneur in her late twenties, she is hailed for her
life-saving “Harmon Device”. But she must leave the masks, devices
and societal hyper-vigilance, to explore outside the claustrophobic
world. Her journey ends as a new path opens. Discovered unconscious,
she is welcomed as a gift into the arms of an undiscovered people.
Slowly, her damaged soul within, and ultimately, the damaged earth and
society without, are revealed in a tragic yet sometimes comedic story
of mystery and humanity. Innocence and guilt, victims and villains
are juxtaposed, along with twists in fate, both good and bad. Is Jane
an “error in translation”? Or is she a gift?



Tilt (Upside Down Book 1)

by Todd Simpson

Ayaka is quite sure that she has created the first true artificial life. But that life is very strange. Very. When a ship full of similar entities arrives in orbit, all of her assumptions are challenged. How could these lifeforms be in outer space, when she had just created them in her lab? What are their intentions, and are they really intelligent enough to challenge the citizens of Tilt?

Tilt explores artificial life from a new angle, and challenges our assumptions of what intelligence really is.

“Destined to be the next monumental SiFi epic saga everyone will want to read!”
“Very interesting concept and great writing.”
“Tilt is smart, engaging, funny, and timely. It deals with questions around future encounters and conflicts between human and artificial intelligences in a playful, surprising, thought-provoking way.”
— Amazon.com reviews.



Bleak – The first mission: (The 10,000 word prequel to Bleak – The story of a shapeshifter)

by Ian Martyn

Bleak is a manipulant human clone, a shapeshifter. He and his kind are considered an abomination, unlessâ?¦

In putting down the rebellion the Confederation develops the ultimate spies. Creating, against all conventions on the use of human clones, the manipulants, shapeshifters.

Now it is time for Bleak’s first mission.

This 10,000 word novelette is the prequel to â??Bleak – The story of a shape shifter.’



Clouded Hearts: Short Story #2 Prequel to Chroma Chronicles Book Series

by Elani Roman

Keme said he wanted to find out who’s voice whispered in the sacred woods. Be careful what you wish for, you may get it! Find out what happens in this lightning charged Part 2, when one of the highest clouds from Daruur pays a visit to Chroma. Her name is Cloudia a.k.a. Princess, her mantra, “The weak should be conquered not heard.”



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