Ebookaroo 5 November 2021

Here are some specials and new releases by Peter Cawdron, Matt Edsand, Alesha Escobar, Talena Winters, Peter Knyte, Jennifer Willis, Aaron Hodges, Charity Tahmaseb, Alicia Ellis and Alan Walsh.

Cold Eyes

by Peter Cawdron

Cold Eyes is a First Contact tribute to the 1974 science fiction classic, The Mote in God’s Eye.

The UN warship Magellan is twelve light-years from Earth, exploring a cold eye, a tidally-locked super-earth called Bee. At least two advanced, intelligent alien species evolved on the planet, but no one is waiting for the Magellan in orbit. Dali Patel has to figure out why. Any breakdown in communication could lead to war.

Unseen Enemy

by Matt Edsand

Ten years of war ended. We are at peace. But a new enemy has been waiting for the right moment.

The Poruk Empire and the United Human Alliance have been at peace for over a year. But an unprovoked attack on both their planets by an unseen enemy disrupts everything.

Captain Gibson, who was forced to retire early, is brought back to work together with Poruk Captain Serli. This time Gibson’s mission is personal. And, there are so many unknowns lurking behind the mysterious enemy.

Can the two former enemies work together to investigate the plans of the new enemy? Or, will their years of mistrust and deception be their own downfall?

First in series special US$0.99


Dark Rift

by Alesha Escobar

The world already suffers a bitter taste of hell on earth, in a World War II where Nazi warlocks battle with Gray Tower wizards in the streets of Europe and in the shadows.

The Gray Tower, in its quest to stabilize a world that hangs on a delicate balance, has issued an order: Kill the Drifter.

Isabella George, an alchemist trained by the Tower, knows the identity of the Drifter and refuses to go through with it, because it hits too close to home. Instead of executing the Drifter, she protects the Time Wizard at all costs and ensures that the power to control Time never falls into the wrong hands. She sets out to lift the severe decree of the Gray Tower, and prove to the Master Wizards that the Drifter is the only way to win the war.

The Undine’s Tear

by Talena Winters

She’s destined to save the world . . . if she doesn’t destroy it first.

Calandra’s destiny is also her doom. As the most powerful healer since the woman who sank Atlantis, she’s been raised to restore the Heartstone that protects her island from humans . . . before she goes Mad like her mother and all the powerful undine healers before her. When she learns she needs both male and female magic to succeed, she becomes desperate—there hasn’t been an undine male born for over three thousand years. Instead, she’s being pressured to use the siren mind-bond to enslave her childhood friend, the one man she’s sworn to risk a death sentence to free.

When Calandra discovers a cryptic message that shows her exiled mother was not only sane but pregnant with a boy, she questions everything she’s been taught to believe. But revealing the horrifying truth of the bonds could tear her island apart—and concealing it could unleash the Earth’s oldest, most destructive enemy. With insanity looming, can Calandra find her brother and save the Heartstone, the man she loves, her people, and the world . . . before she loses control and destroys them all?

The Undine’s Tear is the first book in the mind-blowing young adult epic historical fantasy series Rise of the Grigori. Packed with complex characters, lush world-building, gritty action, and impossible odds, this intricately woven tale presents mermaids like you’ve never seen them before. Join Calandra in a search for redemption that will threaten the very fabric of the universe.

Buy The Undine’s Tear and dive into the adventure today!

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.

Crooked Curse

by Jennifer Willis

A reluctant medium, an entitled ghost, and a dead body at the bottom of the stairs.

Suri Mudge is having a bad day.

Plagued by headaches and with an attitude to match, Surly — as she’s known to the odd-ball locals in her Oregon Coast community — stumbles across a murder victim while out for a stroll. Strange things are common in Naghatune Bay, but this is the first murder by magick, though the straight-laced deputy sheriff isn’t convinced. Suri assists with the investigation while juggling her teahouse and bookshop business, an arrogant spirit who’s not eager to cross over, and a displaced kitchen witch who’s just trying to help.

But nothing goes according to plan, and then Suri finds herself in the killer’s sorcery sights.

Crooked Curse is the first book in the new Haunted Coast paranormal cozy mystery series, set in the same universe as the Rune Witch urban fantasy books.

Untamed Isles: The Path Awakens

by Aaron Hodges

On a still and peaceful night, the world shook and light split the sky asunder.

The seas parted, an island rose.

And beneath the earth, an ancient power stirred.

Zachary Sicario thought he’d finally turned his back on the underworld. For ten years he was content with his cottage in the highlands of Riogachd. But a master thief never truly retires. When Zachary is struck down by a wasting illness, he is left with two options: accept his fate, or return to his criminal past in search of a cure.

It isn’t a difficult decision.

But when he goes in search of old contacts, there is only one rumour on their lips. They speak of a mysterious island, of strange lights and disappearing ships, of treasure and riches promised for the first to reach its distant shores. Zach has little interest in trinkets—but there’s another tale, one that whispers of the power to change a man’s fate.

With a secret expedition departing in a matter of days, Zachary decides to roll the dice. But he’s not the only one interested in magic. His competition are warriors and thieves, noblemen and assassins, all in their prime. And Zach is far from the man he once was.

Can the master thief beat the odds one last time?

The Ghosts You Left Behind: Coffee and Ghosts 4

by Charity Tahmaseb

If Katy and Malcolm want a future, they’ll need to survive the past.

When Katy and Malcolm discover a secret stash of Springside ghosts, they can’t tell if they’re on a rescue mission, walking into a trap—or dealing with something far more sinister.

But the simple act of freeing the ghosts sets the past on a collision course with the present.

Katy has always known the past can haunt. Usually, that’s something she can fix with freshly brewed coffee and some Tupperware.

This time, old enemies lurk in the shadows, pulling strings and weaving inescapable webs.

When she falls in, survival may be impossible. But to escape, Katy must navigate threads from the past, deal with capricious spirits, dubious allies, and ruthless adversaries.

And if she fails?

No one she loves will have a future.

Girl of Flesh and Metal

by Alicia Ellis

Marissa Meyer’s Cinder meets Netflix’s Black Mirror in a high-tech future where a teen gets the cybernetic arm she never wanted.

Lena hates her parents’ tech company. The world worships each cutting-edge CyberCorp release, but Lena has her doubts. Machines that think for themselves? She doesn’t trust them… So when a car accident lands her with the company’s first cybernetic arm, she’s pissed.

Is control of her own life too much to ask? Now, the arm’s artificial intelligence makes her sleepwalk. Then children of CyberCorp employees start dying in their beds, and thanks to her unwanted nighttime strolls, Lena has no alibi.

Is she the killer, or does someone else hate her parents’ inventions more than she does?

★Girl of Flesh and Metal made the American Library Association’s 2021 LITA Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists.★

Rare Meat

by Alan Walsh

Rare Meat is a memorably terrifying new horror novel which will challenge assumptions about your own morality and what you might do to take your last chance at the life you always wanted.

Evan Cornish always believed his life would turn out something special. It hasn’t. He’s trapped in the suburban, desk life he always dreamed he’d avoid, and it’s killing him. But he believes he might have found a bizarre, terrifying solution. He suspects his neighbour might just be a creature from old mythology. It hides among humans, it blends in. You need to know how to spot one, but if you do, and you have the stomach to hunt, murder and then actually eat one, what happens will change everything.

Rare Meat is a bloodcurdling novel by prize winning Irish author Alan Walsh. For fans of writers like Stephen King, Joe Hill and Dean Koontz.

“There are hunters in the hills. They talk of a creature that doesn’t need to eat or even breathe. And it looks like you or I. But it isn’t. Not even a little.”

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