Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 3/15/2014
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- @Author’s Site: “Personnel Demons” by Vincent Asaro [Paranormal Fantasy / Humor]
- @Daily Science Fiction: “Through Dry Places, Seeking Rest” by Megan Arkenberg [Post-Apocalyptic]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows: “Symptoms and Side Effects” by Rachelle Shepherd [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Weirdyear: “A Sliver of a Silver Heart “ by Kosative D. [Weird Flash]
- Tales To Terrify #114 – “In the Cave, She Sang” by T.E. Grau and “The Reaver” by India Drummond by [Horror]
- The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine #155 – “Overtaken” by Rish Outfield [Horror Comedy]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Empire (Redemption Trilogy #1) by Michael R. Hicks
The coming-of-age story of Reza Gard, a young boy of the Human Confederation who is swept up in the century-long war with the alien Kreelan Empire. Nightmarish female warriors with blue skin, fangs, and razor sharp talons, the Kreelans have technology that is millennia beyond that of the Confederation, yet they seek out close combat with sword and claw, fighting and dying to honor their god-like Empress.
Captured and enslaved, Reza must live like his enemies in a grand experiment to see if humans have souls, and if one may be the key to unlocking an ages old curse upon the Kreelan race. Enduring the brutal conditions of Kreelan life, Reza and a young warrior named Esah-Zhurah find themselves bound together by fate and a prophecy foretold millennia before they were born.
[Military Science Fiction Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Guns of Seneca 6 by Bernard Schaffer
Jem Clayton left Seneca 6 as a youth, taking off for the wasteland after his father, Sheriff Sam Clayton, was murdered. Jem rode outlaw, making a name as a fearsome gunslinger as ruthless toward his enemies as he was kind to the ladies that crossed his path.
Everything changes when an intergalactic marshal crash lands carrying the galaxy’s most feared criminal, a maniac names Elijah Harpe. Harpe’s brother and gang will stop at nothing to free him, and they are bringing a weapon of terrible alien power.
[Science Fiction Western Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
The Dry Lands: a Hutch and A’ris novel by Trish Marie Dawson
A runaway princess on a mission and a mysterious traveler become an unlikely pair when the two cross paths in the unforgiving Dry Lands. As an underground movement struggles to overthrow the Dark King, an old prophecy threatens to change the future, an act that could unleash answers to some of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. Answers the people aren’t ready for. Together, the fiery red-head, A’ris Brynx and the rugged Krane Hutch, must do one thing – survive the lies, betrayals, consequences and…each other.
[Science Fiction Adventure / Romance Novel – Amazon]
The Enemy of an Enemy (Lost Tales of Power) by Vincent Trigili
All Vydor wanted to do his entire life was to serve his god, the Emperor…
[Military Science Fiction / Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
The Man That Time Forgot by Mitchell Mechem
Since before he can remember, every time Andrew sleeps he’s randomly flung through time and space, never knowing where or when he’ll wake up. The only thing he can be certain of is that the location he arrives at won’t be anywhere exciting. He’s a cursed man, clueless to how it all started or how it can be stopped.
He has all but given up hope, until he meets someone like him, who sets in motion a chain of events that will lead him on a journey of discovery.
[Time Travel Novel – Amazon]
The Plague Within by Lawrence Gold
In her single-minded obsession to cure her patients, Dr. Harmony Lane cuts corners and treats a desperately ill woman with an experimental viral vector provided by an unscrupulous research scientist. She uses a similar vector on her patients with autoimmune diseases.
While the vector has remarkable curative properties, it soon becomes clear that it has devastating and lethal side effects. The race is on to cure or at least control the vector before it kills again.
[Dark Science Fiction / Biotechnology Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Breakers (Book 1) by Edward W. Robertson
In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.
A virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned to move when she left him. He expects to die along the way.
Months later, a massive vessel appears above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by a crablike monstrosity in a mountain stream. The virus that ended humanity wasn’t created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job–and Earth’s survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Smashwords]
Wool – Part One by Hugh Howey
Thousands of them have lived underground. They’ve lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside.
Or you’ll get what you wish for.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novelette – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian – Young Adult
Peshtigo (An After The Fires Went Out Short Story) by Regan Wolfrom
Isabella is away from home when the world around her is consumed by fires from a colliding comet. Stranded on a little island with her best friend, the boy she wants to love her and the boy who’s been after her for years, will Isabella find her way back to safety?
[YA Post-Apocalyptic Short Story – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
The Island (The Island Series #1) by Jen Minkman
Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?
[YA Dystopian Novella – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Alternative History
Jack Lives Here by Lynnette Lounsbury
Somewhere North of February, 2001 and South of the border…
Lulu has an overactive mind, and a tendency to say what she thinks. A girl burning with questions about her past, about her future, about her life in general. When she suspects that an author writing under the name of James Carousel for the New Yorker is actually Jack Kerouac, who is not dead but alive and well and living in the fry pan heat of Baja Mexico, she sets out find him and convince him to go ‘On The Road’ one last time in a bizarre journey to discover whether truth is as important as belief.
[Alternative History Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
Hellbender (Murder Ballads and Whiskey Series) by Jason Jack Miller
Although the Collins clan is steeped in Appalachian magic, Henry has never paid it much attention. But when his younger sister dies mysteriously Henry can’t shake the feeling that the decades-old feud between his family and another is to blame.
You see, some people have forgotten about the old energy that permeates Appalachia’s darkest hollows.
Some people have not.
[Dark Fantasy Novel – Amazon]
The Merchant and the Menace (The Seraphinium) by Daniel McHugh
The Seraphim. Beings of power, created to guide the world in times of trouble. They live their lives of near immortality in servitude to a lesser creature, man.
One rebelled. Amird, the Hand of the Creator, bridled at the sovereignty of his lord. In defiance he murdered a brother and was cast into the Mists of Chaos.
Millennia passed as the Deceiver plotted his return. Backed by the might of a seemingly unstoppable army of Ulrog Stone Men and their fire-eyed Malveel Lords, Amird plans to wrest control of the world from the Creator and rain violence on the humans he once served.
[Epic Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Concealed Power (The Healers of Meligna, Book #1) by K. J. Colt
Thirteen year old Adenine is kept prisoner by her family. The last carrier of the Death Plague that, along with the war, wiped out thousands of her country’s people twenty-five years ago, she isolates herself in her attic bedroom to avoid infecting others.
When her mother fails to bring her food, Adenine begins to starve…
[YA Epic Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N]
Sleepers (The Swarm Trilogy, #1) by Megg Jensen
An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she’s filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her. Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Paranormal and Romance
Bitten (Lauren Westlake Mysteries) by Dan O’Brien
A predator stalks a cold northern Minnesotan town. There is talk of wolves walking on two legs and attacking people in the deep woods. Lauren Westlake, resourceful and determined F.B.I Agent, has found a connection between the strange murders in the north and a case file almost a hundred years old. Filled with creatures of the night and an ancient romance, the revelation of who hunts beneath the moon is more grisly than anyone could have imagined.
[Paranormal Mystery Novel – Amazon]
Black Water Bayou by Monique O’Connor James
Gabe was raised to trust his intuition and rely solely on himself. Troubled and alone, he’s spent his life haunted by night terrors, and turmoil over where he came from rages in his soul. Always the lonely hero, he never saw Frannie coming. Under the fury of a southern storm, she blew into Gabe’s life and changed it forever. Can she tear down his walls? Can he save her from herself and the demons that are after her family?
[Paranormal Fantasy / Romance Novel – Amazon]
Spirits Rising (Spirit Caller Series) by Krista D. Ball
Rachel has no trouble believing in spirits. It’s the living she has a tough time believing in.
[Dark Paranormal Fantasy Novelette – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Horror – Young Adult
Nowhere Blvd by Ryan Notch
Eleven year old Spencer Williams mysteriously re-appears in his bedroom after having been missing for two years. The story of where he’s been is one no sane person would believe, a tale of being kidnapped and taken to a scary and strange place. To where young children the world over are subjected to horrible experiments by the original boogie man, the living nightmare known as Smiling Jack.
Spencer keeps his secrets, and with his nightmares fading into the past, he returns home and tries to live a normal life. But when his baby sister goes missing, will Spencer be willing to take the ultimate risk to save her? Will he be willing to return to the horror of Nowhere Blvd?
[YA Horror / Dark Fantasy Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Zombies
First Wave by JT Sawyer
Special Forces veteran Travis Combs just wanted to forget his weary years of leading combat missions while taking an extended rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. As he and his group complete a 22-day trip on the Colorado River, they find the world has unraveled from a deadly pandemic. Now he has to show his small band how to live off the land and cross the rugged Arizona desert, while evading blood-drinking zombies, gangs of cartel bikers, and a rogue government agency.
[Zombie Novel – Amazon]
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