Here are some specials and new releases by Nicole Ciacchella, G J Ogden, James Eggebeen, Mark Roman & Corben Duke, Zamil Akhtar, Stacey Keystone, Nadine Little, Joshua James, Willow Thomson and Lan Chan.
For years, seventeen-year-old Alessandro Bonanno has managed to scrape out a living by digging out scrap from derelict buildings. Were it not for his determination to save his seven-year-old brother, Enzo, Alessandro might have chosen the easy way out, as his father has, disappearing down a bottle of cheap liquor.
Alessandro’s situation becomes far more precarious and dangerous when the Creators flee, taking all semblance of law and order with them. With no other options, he agrees to work for a crime lord in exchange for protection for himself and his brother. But the deeper the crime lord draws Alessandro into her web, the more he fears he and his brother will never escape.
Born seventeen years ago on a Creator’s farming collective, Valeria Lagunes has never known anything other than a life of toil under the relentless sun. Despite what the Creators’ propaganda insists, crop yields are dwindling with each passing year, begging the question of which lives will be prioritized when there isn’t enough food to go around.
Yet as terrified as Valeria is of the impending famine, those fears are nothing compared to what her community must face when the Creators abandon them. Suddenly, the people of the collective are no longer just simple farmers. In this new lawless world, they must become warriors in order to defend their own. But can Valeria live with herself when forced to make decisions that go against every conviction she holds most dear?
To save humanity the Darkspace Renegades must tear them all down.
Unjustly kicked out of the Consortium Security Force, Hallam Knight has been reduced to working as a gunner, defending the precious Randenite fuel tankers from notorious extremists, the Darkspace Renegades.
Hell-bent on ending bridge travel for good, the Darkspace Renegades threaten to tear down the interstellar travel network that supports billions of lives, across a dozen worlds.
The Darkspace Renegades are outlaws and radicals. Or so Hallam thought.
When a violent encounter with infamous mercenary group, the Blackfire Squadron, almost costs him his life, Hallam Knight finds himself at the mercy of the Darkspace Renegades and their mysterious and enigmatic leader.
Hallam Knight discovers that everything he thought he knew was a lie. Far from being the enemy, the Darkspace Renegades are humanity’s only hope – they just don’t know it yet.
The Consortium taught Hallam that no good deed goes unpunished. They’re about to find out that karma’s a bitch.
Experience the action-packed opening to the Darkspace Renegade series, a military sci-fi thrill-ride. If you like your action fueled by power armor, big guns and the occasional sword, you’ll love this fast-moving adventure. Perfect for fans of Jay Allen, JN Chaney and The Expanse.
Book 1: Foundling Wizard
For over a hundred years, the Temple of Ran has been sacrificing young wizards in order to steal their power. When Lorit discovers that he holds the rare ability to use magic, he becomes their next target.
Book 2: Wizard’s Education
When Lorit’s friend and mentor goes missing, he has no choice but to seize the leadership of the Wizards’ Council to win their support. He must undertake the life and death challenges on his own, to become a Master Wizard even though the trials have been subverted by the Temple.
Book 3: Master Wizard
The last dragon’s egg is discovered in the treasury of Veldwaite, launching Lorit and Chihon into a battle with the Temple Priests. They rescue a young Wizard and enlist his help in the fight to stop the Temple from harnessing the power of the last dragon.
Do Lorit and Chihon have what it takes to become masters of magic and wizardry? Grab this special edition collection today and join the adventure of a lifetime.
Only the janissaries can stand against them. Their living legend, Kevah, once beheaded a magus amid a hail of ice daggers. But ever since his wife disappeared, he spends his days in a haze of hashish and poetry.
To save the kingdom, Kevah must conquer his grief and become the legend he once was. But Micah writes his own legend in blood, and his righteous conquest will stop at nothing.
When the gods choose sides, a legend will be etched upon the stars.
Game of Thrones meets Arabian Nights in this blood-soaked epic inspired by the crusades, featuring Lovecraftian gods, mischievous djinns, and astral magic!
So she is looking for a job as an Alchemist, despite the suspicion and discrimination she faces as a dark arall. She wants to build steam trains and make money, not spend time on silly, antiquated rituals. But the Universe is conspiring against her. In order to save her own life, she’ll have to accept the fate she fought so hard to avoid. On the path to her destiny, she’ll regain longlost family, a boyfriend, and uncover some secrets about herself.
Book one of the Alchemist series, which will take you through Dana’s personal growth story, as she accepts her destiny and matures to become the great woman she will become. Without forgetting alchemy, of course.
So who killed her?
Anita Carmichael is her faction’s sweetheart—respected soldier, supporter of the people, sister of their murdered leader. A murder that started the war and plunged Scotland into chaos. Ten years later, Anita still seeks vengeance, alongside her brother-in-law and her sister’s friends. Her friends.
Or so she thought.
Betrayed by those closest to her and captured by the enemy, she struggles to survive psychotic despots, torture and the hatred of the people who once loved her. Brutalised, scarred and alone, Anita trusts no one, especially the most radical faction who claim to know the answer.
Will she ever discover who killed her sister? And what if the truth destroys everything she’s fought for?
Captivity is a harrowing glimpse of a dystopian Scotland and one woman’s quest for answers. If you like a female who can handle a gun, a bleak future and fast-paced action, you’ll love Nadine Little’s debut and the first book in her Faction War Chronicles. Buy Captivity and join Anita’s fight today.
Content warning: this book is written in British English and contains swearing, sex and violence (including torture, attempted rape and sexual harassment). Some scenes also include PTSD flashbacks.
The neural node and physical mods her father insisted on dampened Sunshine’s abilities and transformed her into just one more pretty, useless Elite.
When her Aunt Jey came to Destrier Station, everything changed, as it usually did when Jey showed up. Pandemics, mind melds, nanobot infestations, secrets and journeys followed in Jey’s wake and Sunshine’s life was turned upside down again.
The Color of Sunshine is the second book in the uplifting Aride Universe soft science fiction series. If you like quirky characters and a little hope for the future of the human race, then you’ll love Willow Thomson’s metaphysical adventure.
By day I’m Willow Nguyen, not so mild-mannered teenager searching for her missing mother. By night…okay, I’m the same, but it’s easier to break into banks under cover of darkness.
My world is divided into the Academy and the Kings: the law and the thugs. At the centre of their power are the espers like me: the telepaths, psychics and illusionists.
What I can do could change the balance of power in Melbourne. So it makes sense for me to keep a low profile. It’s not my fault that I get drawn into an illegal cage fight. Yes, I did have to become a psychotic King’s nemesis. No I won’t stop fighting until one of us is dead.
With great power comes great pain in the backside. I just have to make sure it hurts them more than me. Willow Nguyen might just be a girl, but Spectra will become a legend.
Origin is the first novel in the Spectra Series. It is an Australian young adult urban fantasy series with slight Academy overtones. There are flavours of X-men and Dark Angel with a big helping of snark and a slow burn romance.