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So there isn’t that much out there today. Bah. But hey, I’m doing my part. I just pushed a 500-page novel out of my word-hole: After The Fires Went Out: Veneration. Yes, I’m excited. And tired. And sore?
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows: “Lowlander” by Jae Miles [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Daily Science Fiction: “The Alien Tithe” by Eric Brown [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Every Day Fiction: “Heart of Steel” by Jeremy Szal [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Farther Stars Than These: “No Talking Cat Stories “ by Ian D Smith [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Nature: “A kite for Sarah” by David G. Blake [Science Fiction Flash]
- @WMG Publishing Podcast: “The 13th Floor Problem” by Dean Wesley Smith [Superhero / Urban Fantasy]
- @Chilling Tales for Dark Nights: “The Nail” [Horror Short Story]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Dominant Species Volume One — Natural Selection (Dominant Species Series) by David Coy
It started as a peaceful visit to his weekend getaway in the Sierra foothills. Hours later teacher Phil Lynch finds himself living a nightmare. Paralyzed and taken prisoner, his body is used as an unwilling host in a bizarre and gruesome series of parasitic infections. As the terrible truth about the alien visitation unfolds, a small group of captives must first understand – then fight for escape from the terror that holds them prisoner. Their struggle will stretch razor-thin the human will to survive.
[Science Fiction Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Star Guild: Book One – Episodes 1 & 2 by Brandon Ellis
They’ve lived in orbit around planet Lumus for over 800 years, and for all they know, no one else exists but them.
[Military Science Fiction Serial – First Two Episodes – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
“What Neither Star nor Sun Shall Waken” by Ryan Notch
Captain Gibson’s ship is falling. Plunging from space at ten times the speed of sound into an alien ocean of darkness. A place where no light has shown since the days of creation, a place beyond any hope of rescue. A place with almost no chance of any other life existing. Where he will almost certainly be alone in the dark.
[Dark Science Fiction Short Story – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction – Young Adult
“When Everything Changed” by Edward M Wolfe
People had no idea they were being watched for thousands of years by an advanced race. Eventually that race could not stand any longer to watch our blundering efforts at civilization and was compelled to take over and make things right. It’s been five years since they arrived and everything on earth has changed.
[YA Science Fiction Short Story – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Apocalypse Mom: Diary of an Ordinary Woman in a Not So Ordinary World by Elizabeth L. Jones
Ellie Campbell considers herself an ordinary woman. She’s a thirty-something wife and mother who’s a little out of shape and a lot frazzled. She’s always gone along with her husband’s latest hobby of prepping, but never given it much thought, until the day comes when everything stops working. With her husband unaccounted for and her kids across town, she must set out to rescue her children and bring them home. As days go by, she must discover her own strengths, and just might realize that she’s not so ordinary after all.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – Amazon]
Silo 49: Going Dark by Ann Christy
Set in Hugh Howey’s world of WOOL.
Silo 49 has never had it easy and things have just gotten a whole lot worse. Graham, the head of IT, has done many unsavory things in his life but everyone has a line they won’t cross. He just found his. With only his best friend, Wallis and a dying electrician, Grace, to stand by him, he is left with one clear and final choice. Does he do what is right or what the rules say he should? It is a race against time for the trio against the impersonal might of Silo One. Their only choice? Going Dark.
[Dystopian Novella – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
Stealing Second (The Amendments Book One) by Nicholas Antinozzi
A look into future America, an unarmed America, where unmanned drones rule the skies and UN troops police the population. Across the country, detention camps spring up like weeds. Americans are given two weeks to turn in their firearms. But those who believe Americans will easily give up their arms have another thing coming. Washington only succeeds in angering the American People and the country plunges into a second revolutionary war. With the odds stacked heavily against them, Americans fight back to preserve their liberty.
[Political Dystopian Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
Forever After by David Jester
Michael Holland is a grim reaper in a grim town. An embittered and melancholic man who struggles to grasp the purpose of his own existence, or lack thereof. He is a minuscule cog in a monumental machine and knows less of his role than those surrounding him — from his boss, the mighty Angel of Death, to his friend and flatmate Chip: a grubby midget tooth fairy with an addiction to pot and procrastination.
[Dark Fantasy / Humor Novel – Amazon]
The Superiors (The Superiors Series #1) by Lena Hillbrand
Although Draven belongs to the master race that has taken over the world from humans, he can’t afford his own human. He clings to the lower rungs of society, struggling to pay rent and obey the strict laws of society. Then one night he captures Cali, a human runaway…
[Urban Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Reapers by A.J. Sloan
Evil things have taken a foothold in our world. They are walking around in human bodies, taking over our businesses and overrunning our cities. Adalia Wright seems to be the only one who knows what they are. She can sense them and she has been fighting and killing the things for seven years- since the day she turned eighteen. Things are worse than ever. Then tragedy strikes and she meets up with Lucas, who has a special talent of his own and together they discover a whole society of people just like them. The Reapers, whose job it is to stop demons from taking over the world.
[YA Paranormal Fantasy Novel – Amazon]
The Last Oracle (The Chronicles of Lumineia: The White Mage Saga #1) by Ben Hale
Forced into hiding, the mages of Lumineia have been forgotten. In their absence the world has become known by another name… Earth. Both have flourished with time, but remain divided. Marking the last of her bloodline, a young woman is destined to unite them. At her touch magic will be unbound, and known again as truth. She is the Last Oracle.
[YA Urban Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Paranormal and Romance
Harvest Moon Rising by L.M. Pruitt
Cari Gravier might have learned Selene’s big secret, but some things remain constant: the Old Town Cafe, blackberry harvesting, and the shaky relationship with her ex-husband, Mike Sullivan. But there’s more change in the wind, the kind even half blind Old Willis can see. The seeds of the past–betrayal, violence, and heartbreak–are ready for harvest.
And some sleeping dogs just won’t stay down….
[Paranormal Fantasy Novel – Amazon]