Here are some specials and new releases by D.W. Patterson, Aimee Easterling, A.K. DuBoff, Krista D. Ball, Catherine Stine, Jared Wynn, I.O. Adler, Steve Conoboy, Steve Vernon and Gary Starta.
First published in 2018.
The appearance of the shining globes at first was a nuisance. But then the disappearances began. At first small, a fusion ship or a space habitat. Then planets and entire planetary systems started “winking out”. Could the famous physicist Elias Mach and his great-great granddaughter, Emmy Gibbs find an answer before it was too late?
If you like a fast moving story, characters that never give up, and science with a sense of wonder, this is for you.
“Mach’s Legacy” is a novel set in the future (2490s) and is the third book in the Future Chron Universe but can also be read as a stand-alone. Hard Science Fiction – Old School.
For more information about the Future Chron Universe, including a chronological reading order, see the author’s blog futurechron.blogspot.com.
Come howl at the moon with these all-new tales of wolves in the city!
This thrilling collection contains eight exclusive novellas by today’s top urban-fantasy authors:
“Fox Hunt” by Aimee Easterling – Mai’s life revolves around acting human and teaching fencing to middleschoolers. Then a student goes missing just as werewolves start breathing down her neck. Can she hunt the hunters without revealing her identity as a fox?
“Wereabouts Unknown” by Jenn Stark – Having strutted her way from cop to carny fortune teller to the newest, most fabulous member of a group of Tarot mystics, Nikki Dawes has the world in the palms of her bedazzle-gloved hands. But now a pack of displaced werewolves is relying on her to find the rest of their kind. Can she reunite those snarly, sexy beasts in time to win the war on magic?
“Elemental Witch” by B R Kingsolver – After a magical disaster puts Joanna’s future in jeopardy, the Supernatural Council gives her a second chance at Midleton College. New friends, a hot wolf shifter, and a serene campus grow on her fast. Then some fool summons a demon. Can Joanna clean up the mess before the demon kills her friends?
“Dragon Tears” by Marina Finlayson – New wolf Nat Turner jumps at the chance to escape her controlling pack when she’s offered a job as bodyguard to a powerful dragon. But her dream job becomes a nightmare when she realises she must also protect the magical gems known as dragon tears that contain his power. Because holy hell, does that man have a lot of enemies.
“Lunaticking” by Dale Ivan Smith – Sorcerer-Agent Elizabeth Marquez tracks illegal wolf-men manifestations. Shifter Chloe must find her kidnapped pack leader. Together, these two wielders of different magics must find the supernatural culprits behind both crimes, and stop a far greater one from happening.
“Prowl” by N. R. Hairston – Wereskunk Anise is constantly ducking werewolves and vampires intent upon harvesting her high-dollar skunk oil. Will alpha werewolf Brick really help, or is he just another poacher hunting her?
“Full Moon’s Curse” by Jenn Windrow – Sometimes the cure is worse than the curse. Cursed by a witch on a power kick, Julia Monroe has twenty-four hours to kill the leader of the local coven. If she fails, she’ll be forced to live as a wolf for the rest of her life. If she succeeds, she’ll be excommunicated from her pack and her family.
“A Myth in Moonlight” by Becca Andre – Leena knows that mythical creatures don’t exist – not in the modern magical world. But when the old werewolf myth proves to have some…bite, she must reexamine her beliefs to break an improbable curse before it runs wild in Cincinnati.
The Taran Empire is fighting a secret interdimensional war… and they’re losing.
When High Dynasty heir Wil Sietinen comes face-to-face with the Bakzen, a mysterious race skilled in advanced telekinesis, he’s forced to confront his destiny. A secret war is being waged within a hidden dimensional rift, and his unique gifts can help win the fight.
As the dire nature of the conflict and the truth about his own abilities unfolds, Wil realizes he’s at the center of a galactic conspiracy. And enemies are not who they seem.
With the future of the entire Taran Empire hanging in the balance, Wil holds the key to victory—but saving his people may come at the ultimate price.
A timeless space opera epic, the Cadicle series spans three generations as one family challenges destiny to win a war and lead a revolution that will change the course of an empire. This “galaxy-spanning, epic series” (Publisher’s Weekly) is an entry point into the award-winning, expansive Cadicle Universe.
This is a special collection of the first books of each series by Canadian author Krista D. Ball. This collection contains:
THE DEMONS WE SEE (Book 1 of the Dark Abyss of Our Sins series)
SPIRITS RISING (Book 1 of the Spirit Caller series)
DARK WHISPERS (Book 2 of the Spirit Caller series)
BLAZE (Book 1 of the Tales of Tranquility series)
TRAITOR (Book 1 of the Collaborator series)
From a space station far away, to Newfoundland’s northern peninsula, to two unique secondary worlds, this collection covers space opera, tradition fantasy, and urban fantasy. Enjoy!
Fiera finds out she’s a witch from a powerful sea clan, but someone’s out to stop her blossoming powers forever. She’s falling for psychic, Peter, who has a covert past. Secrets and more lace this sexy 1932 fantasy by a USA Today bestseller. Fans of the Harkness witch novels will enjoy this. Readers: “Stine weaves a spell with magic, tarot cards & exquisitely terrifying underwater scenes” “My cuppa tea!” – Romance Bookworm
Cory knew the world was about to end when a man who looked like Jesus arrived from the eastern sky and crash landed in his backyard. But he wasn’t afraid because his father, the Prophet, had predicted that Cory would lead their people through the Apocalypse.
Except it turns out Cory’s father wasn’t a prophet, he was a used spaceship salesman-turned-con artist from the Sagittarius Cluster. And the man who looked like Jesus was actually an alien named Zeus who came to earth to save Cory before the world got turned over to a species that loved the taste of human flesh. All they have to do is get off-planet before a reptilian bounty hunter catches them. If they succeed, Cory can petition the Galactic Government to spare the people of Earth. If they fail, Cory and everyone else on the planet will be turned into lizard poop.
So it turns out Cory’s father had been prophetic about one thing after all: the world was about to end, and only Cory could save it.
The message from Carmen Vincent’s mother wasn’t possible. She died in the Mars base disaster two years ago.
But when government agents show up at Carmen’s door, she realizes the message is no hoax. Someone is still trying to cover up the disaster and the reason why Earth abandoned its space program.
It’s a race to discover the truth of what happened on Mars before Carmen loses her mother for a second time.
They’ve wounded his ship, they’ve murdered his parrot, they’ve battered his reputation, and broken his trust. Everything that matters to him has come under attack. Cap’n Silus de Senza, however, is One o’ the Eight and will fight to get it all back. Not a single soul will be safe from his wrath, not even those he’s sailed alongside for years.
The only person he can trust is Billy Bird, the crow’s nest girl, a young pirate with sharp eyes who’s about to see more than she ever bargained for.
In the volatile Province of Maudlin, enemies old, new and numerous await. Grand Merchant Xavier Angst bears a grudge that has simmered for eight long years, and he will spend every coin he has to ensure Silus does not escape again. Many others remember de Senza’s last visit and have not forgiven him.
Running out of friends, Silus is relieved when he bumps into Cap’n Samira Dalal, another of the infamous Eight, and a pirate renowned for her cool demeanour and sharp wit. Together they learn that one of their number, Brawley the Vile, arrived two days ago and was murdered along with most of his crew. It’s too great a coincidence. The harbour town is an elaborate trap, and the more they fight the tighter it grips.
Someone – or something – hunts them, and once again Silus de Senza’s arrival in Maudlin will turn the damned place upside-down.
Detours are amazing creatures.
A detour can shortcut your existence or it can lead you down a forever long road that will linger far into the distant reaches of eternity. It is these unexpected tangents that people stumble across nearly every day that will haunt you in a frighteningly familiar fashion.
Wander into a laundromat and find a kind of a time machine. Indulge yourself in a particularly nasty game of baseball. Hitch a ride on a freight train with the piggyback man or entomb yourself in a trailer walled with books or take a ride on a bus that is going nowhere fast or just lean over an empty ocean and wait for the very first mermaid you see.
Detour around an overturned trailer of chickens and find a chance to do it all over again. Take a taxi ride with a very hungry passenger or just walk in the park and watch a juggler balancing severed heads.
Reality will take you only so far and after that there is nothing to rely on but faith and fear.
I offer you eighteen eerie tales of fantasy, horror, science fiction and all around strangeness that will take you to the edge of the map and then nudge you just a little bit further.
“If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon.” – Bookgasm
“Steve Vernon is one of those inexhaustible storytellers who would, on account of it, almost certainly be eaten last in a Donner Party situation.” – Warren Layberry
When a particle collider replaces all domestic cats with one blue/green feline it will be up to Miranda and a scientist to fix the equation. But what will become of Earth Cat Zero?