Here are some specials and new releases by Justin Sloan, Emily Whartynne, Rachel Medhurst, Melody Ash, Adam Peter Johnson, Lorena Para, Milo James Fowler, D.W. Patterson, Antara Mann and Peter Knyte.
by Justin Sloan
Strange interference and what looks like metal pyramids draw the SEALs’ attention to an alien planet, but once they have their feet on the ground…
…Everything goes to hell.
Teammates go missing, aggressive robot animals appear, and the mystery of what awaits the SEALs inside the pyramids may destroy even the best of the best.
What mysteries of this place will the team uncover? Will they be able to maintain their camaraderie in the face of turmoil?
If they fail, future operations in the area might never stand a chance.
A Realm of stone and Tears
by Emily Whartynne
A young adult, gothic horror about an orphaned girl who is sent to live in a prestigious boys’ school situated in an old castle. Arasyll must stay out sight since girls are forbidden to study there. As the castle slowly unveils its secrets Arasyll finds herself falling further and further into danger.
Paranormal MI5 Complete Collection
by Rachel Medhurst
Getting shot wasn’t how I expected to end my Saturday night.
I had always imagined what my obituary would be. Gemma Abbott – that’s me – a witch, a complete book nerd, and an agent for Paranormal MI5, succumbed to the bullet that blah blah blah… nah, I’m not ready to die, which means I have to work hard to live.
When a serial killer leaves a trail of dead bodies in the open for humans to find, I have to work fast to bring him in. With every death of a female witch, the ley line’s power is mysteriously lessening.
Dave, my handsomely nerdy desk friend, is a witch with no magic, but his analysing skills could change the world. Would he be able to help me track down the killer before magic dries up for good? Or, would the killer take us all down with him?
This set contains the whole trilogy.
by Melody Ash
She’s a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.
Caitlin Benoit assumed the next destination would be her time, her world. Instead, the stone thrusts her further into the past and onto a different continent.
Now in 1831 England, she’s discovered by William, the Duke of Lancaster. By sheer luck, he’s willing to allow her into his manor. While she fights to gain a footing in this new time, Caitlin discovers the stone also ripped John from Charleston.
Everything she thought she knew about how the stone worked is false, and neither John nor her understand how to escape the grip of the past. As they work to uncover the mystery of the stone, an acquaintance of the Duke plots an intricate scheme certain to destroy them all. She and John must solve the puzzle in an unknown amount of time or risk getting stuck—or buried—in 1831.
Branches: A Novel of Other Timelines
by Adam Peter Johnson
Sometimes it feels like life took a wrong turn. … What if it did?
This isn’t your life.
This isn’t your reality.
And there’s a way out.
“A powerful piece of inventive and topical science fiction [that] will undoubtedly resonate with readers in a way that many stories reach for, but few achieve.” –The BookLife Prize
by Lorena Para
Orinthia Anton: Galactic Marauder Hunter… or at least she was.
After a twenty-year war fought over the misuse of cybernetic body enhancements (called mods), soldiers unable to transition back into civilian life turn to intergalactic piracy and become known as marauders.
Orinthia Anton works in the family business as a marauder hunter. But times are tough for her. After a rapid series of events leaves her jobless, homeless, and without support or contact from her remaining family members, she leaves her life as a marauder hunter behind, and becoming a marauder herself!
After joining the crew of The Fera, Orinthia finds that life as a marauder is nothing like the imagined. Tasked with finding the creator of The Fera’s Captain Ahto, a lethal AI-based machine leftover from the war, Orinthia faces challenges, adventure, and betrayal as she learns to adapt to her new life.
Join Orinthia, Captain Ahto, along with her crew mates Thrutt, an alien made of stone, and Kos Rogue in their journey on The Fera, filled with non-stop action, mystery, twists, and turns as she uses her arm blade mods to fight for survival, discovers the true meaning of family, and struggles to keep her most valuable mod a secret.
by Milo James Fowler
Harold Muldoon, hard-boiled detective, must travel back through time to save two colliding realities – before he loses his head.
Muldoon has a big problem: he’s dead. Twenty years ago, a monk with a kodachi cut off his head. Now Irena, his widow, is searching for him. So is Gavin Lennox, power-hungry owner of The Pearl, the hottest night spot in all of NewCity. Cyrus Horton, an eccentric inventor, has also joined in the search. They’re all looking for the BackTracker, a time travel device that has caused divergent realities to spiral out of control. In one of them, Muldoon is still alive.
He was a private investigator, the best at what he did. He solved his cases 100% of the time. Hindsight is, after all, 20/20. And the BackTracker allowed him to change the past. But in the process, his travels through time have unraveled the universe, stretching, tearing the fabric of space-time and sending his own mind into oblivion. He can no longer distinguish between true and false memories; he no longer knows who he was.
BackTracker is about a hero dealing with the consequences of his actions. It’s about second chances. And it’s about what makes us human despite technology’s power to shape society. But at its core, it’s a story about a man and woman who won’t allow anything to keep them apart – not space-time, not even death.
by D.W. Patterson
Yes, robots dream of electric sheep. They also dream of freedom. But as Robot Planet is about to find out, it ain’t easy being free. Follow Em (emulated brain) based robot Dr. Dagmar Mach and his fellow robots, Sigmund, Walker and Hanson as they fight proxy wars for humanity. Against deadly black-hole bombs and gravity-wave generators they pit intelligence and courage.
But finally, they realize that buying your freedom is not the same as earning your freedom and the respect that goes with it. That’s when they face the biggest threat of all, annihilation.
“Robot Planet” is set in the future (2600s) and is the twenty-ninth story in the Future Chron Universe. Next novel in the series: “The Lattice Of Space”. Hard Science Fiction – Old School.
The Half-Goddess Chronicles Books 1-3: An Urban Fantasy Adventure Boxed Set
by Antara Mann
A supernatural apocalypse is coming. To prevent it, I’ll have to stop hiding in the shadows.
This is the omnibus of the first three books in the bestselling urban fantasy series The Half-Goddess Chronicles, collected together for the first time in one convenient volume.
Fans of C.N. Crawford, Ella Summers and Linsey Hall will enjoy this series.
I may be an elemental mage, but I prefer the quiet life. My occult bookshop barely pays the bills, but it keeps me out of the limelight.
Unfortunately, things in the supernatural community aren’t so quiet. When a New York banker is found murdered — with an ancient symbol carved into his chest — the Magic Council wants me to investigate.
But I won’t be solving the murder alone. Tensions between gods and demons are heating up, so the Council gives me a partner: a powerful and frustratingly sexy fae.
And as if that weren’t enough of a distraction, now someone’s trying to kill me…
Through Glass Darkly – Book 1 in the Glass Darkly diesel-punk series
by Peter Knyte
A powerful thunderstorm rages over New York City sending its citizens dashing through the torrential rain..
Between the lightning flashes a strange craft of huge proportions suddenly appears, a metallic airship bristling with weapons. But the ship is clearly damaged, with large holes in its sides through which twisted metalwork protrudes, and countless shattered windows that reveal a dark and lifeless interior.
However, despite the appearance of this great vessel, the captain and some of the crew cling to life, but this is not the city or the world they left, dispatched on a desperate mission to stop an enemy of unimaginable ferocity.
Where has this ship sailed from, and how can her captain and crew find their way home, when the craft which has been their home now lies in ruins, and when the enemy that has nearly destroyed them appears to have followed them to this new world, which looks and feels so like their own.
Through Glass Darkly is the first book in the Glass Darkly Diesel-punk series:
– Through Glass Darkly
– By a Blue and Crimson Light
– A Shadow on the Sky
Set in the mid 1930s the Glass Darkly series follows the adventures of Captain Howard Hughes and the crew of military airship Kubla Khan, as they travel into a strange other dimension known as the Miasmic Expanse, trying to find their way home.
The Glass Darkly series is an alternative history science fiction story, suitable for most ages. It features fictionalized versions of real historic individuals and places, but is purely a work of fiction.