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- Beneath Ceaseless Skies #162 [Fantasy Magazine]
- @Daily Science Fiction:
- “Like Reeds in Summer” by Gio Clairval [Magic Realism]
- “New Housing Starts Increase For Twenty-Second Consecutive Year” by S.A. Barton [Science Fiction]
- Ideomancer #13.3 [Speculative Fiction Magazine]
- @Lightspeed Magazine:
- @Mad Scientist Journal: “Sand” by Samantha Lienhard [Science Fiction]
- @Nightmare Magazine: “Bodywork” by Christa Faust [Horror]
- @Omni Reboot:
- @The WiFiles: “Reload” by J.M. Scott [Superhero]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows:
- “The Autodidact” by Jedd Cole [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Erasure” by S T Xavier [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Feel the Blade” by Jae Miles [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Hello World!” by Gray Blix [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Positive” by Roger Dale Trexler [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Surf’s Up” by Clint Wilson [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Daily Science Fiction:
- @Every Day Fiction:
- @Farther Stars Than These: “The Alien Chooses a Body” by Brenda Anderson [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Weirdyear: “Jilted” by Kathy Steinemann [Weird Flash]
- @Yesteryear Fiction:
Written – Serialized
- @Author’s Site: New Dawn by Andrew James Morgan: [Science Fiction Novel Serialization]
- Beam Me Up! Podcast #433 [Science Fiction]
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Vault #11 – “System, Magic, Spirit” by T.D. Edge
- Drabblecast #344 – Doubleheader XV: “Sing, Pilgrim!” and “Suspicious” by James Patrick Kelly
- Escape Pod #471 – “Shared Faces” by Anaea Lay [Science Fiction]
- @Far Fetched Fables:
- @Lightspeed Magazine: “The Drawstring Detective” by Nik Houser [Fantasy]
- #340 –“Your Figure Will Assume Beautiful Outlines” by Claire Humphrey [Fantasy]
- #341 –“Balfour and Meriwether in the Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs” by Daniel Abraham [Fantasy]
- Tales To Terrify #151 – “Murden’s Hollow” by Richard Barber [Horror]
- Toasted Cake #130 – “Hoarfrost” by Michelle Muenzler [Fantasy]
Audio – Radio Dramas
- @Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod: The Witch’s Tale –“Rat In A Trap” [Dark Fantasy Radio Drama – from 1932]
- @Relic Radio:
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Ashes of Honor (The Griffin Series: Book 1) by Philip Williams and Cat Williams
An exiled soldier who believes he has lost everything to war rediscovers love, honor and purpose after he meets a beautiful and vengeful woman who harbors a secret past of her own. Their mission to find and rescue 37 genetically engineered creatures will take them across the galaxy and force them to face their deepest fears.
[Space Opera Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Beyond This Time by Charlotte Banchi
From 2000 to 1963 is one step across a line. Officer Kat Templeton and her partner, James Mitchell dare to step across into a world neither of them is prepared for; a world where segregation is the rule. Kat is black and Mitch is white, In 2000 they have been a good team. In 1963 it would have been impossible for them to team up, but Kat has a personal reason for daring to step across the line into 1963.
She sees this time-travel phenomenon as an opportunity to save her aunt, Lettie Ruth Rayson, who went missing in 1963. Although aware of the racial issues of the time, no longer in uniform, armed, nor carrying her police badge she quickly discovers the reality of her new world.
Pennsylvania raised Mitch soon learns “The way it is” in the south. As he and Kat are drawn deeper into the violent 1960s he must work through his emotions regarding black-white friendships and loyalty.
In their quest to alter past events they are confronted with new threats to family and friends as well as their own lives.
[Time Travel Suspense Novel – Amazon]
Origin: Season One by Nathaniel Dean James
What could an assassination program begun by the Nixon administration and a malfunctioning camera on board NASA’s Voyager II space probe possibly have in common?
To Francis Moore, finding the answer is about to become a matter of life and death.
Uprooted by a chance encounter from a promising career in the Marine Corps and thrust onto the front line of the country’s clandestine “war on terror”, Francis has few illusions left about the world and how it works. In an attempt to atone for his complicity in one of the more egregious of the CIA’s covert operations, he resolves to expose the program, only to find his efforts thwarted at the last minute by the intervention of a highly determined “third party”, whose motives he neither suspects nor understands.
Caught suddenly in a rising tempest of murder, deceit and betrayal, Francis has no choice but to turn his talents to identifying his new assailants before it is too late.
[Science Fiction / Technothriller Serial – First Season – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Annie Higgins by Terry McDonald
It is the year 2028. The survivors of the plague and the limited nuclear exchange of 2017 are few and scattered. This is the story of a group of these survivors who embark on a cross-country journey from Spokane, Washington to a civilized refuge in the state of Georgia. Their caravan is attacked, the men and boys are killed and the women and horses are taken. The task of rescuing the women falls on the shoulders of thirteen-year-old Annie Higgins. Annie is determined to reclaim her mother from the highwaymen no matter what the odds.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novella – Amazon]
Anywhere But Here (The Starborn Ascension #1) by Jason D. Morrow
What if you could see the future with a single touch? What if that touch revealed someone’s death, and that person was someone you loved? Would you do everything you could to change it?
In a post-apocalyptic world, where danger roams in many forms, seventeen-year-old Waverly seeks protection in the town of Crestwood after her boyfriend is ruthlessly killed by lawless raiders. But what she finds is a place wrought with mystery, shady dealings, and more instability than she anticipates.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Steampunk
Balanced on the Blade’s Edge (Dragon Blood #1) by Lindsay Buroker
As the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, Colonel Ridge Zirkander is used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron—what’s he supposed to do with a frozen fortress full of murderers and rapists? Not to mention the strange woman who shows up right before he arrives…
[Steampunk Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
Knights of the Dragon (Knights and Wizards #1) by A. J. Gallant
A boy climbs an unclimbable cliff where he meets a dragon named Ryxa; she immediately likes him even though Dragons and humans do not associate but his courage is impressive, his personality captivating.
Ryxa befriends 12-year-old Marcus only to discover that his kingdom will soon be conquered by another and the boy is doomed, and so to save him and his people she hires knights to go on an adventure with her and the boy to find some powerful magic to defend his kingdom.
[Epic Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
The Written (Emaneska #1) by Ben Galley
His name is Farden.
They whisper that he’s dangerous.
Dangerous is only the half of it.
Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council is running out of time and options.
Entangled in a web of lies and politics and dragged halfway across icy Emaneska and back, Farden must unearth a secret even he doesn’t want to know, a secret that will shake the foundations of his world. Dragons, drugs, magick, death, and the deepest of betrayals await.
Welcome to Emaneska.
[Dark Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Nomadin by Shawn P. Cormier
Young Ilien knows nothing of the dark tales told around late-night fires, or of the legendary Nomadin Wizards and the prophesy that haunts them. But all that is soon to change. For a shadow touches the peaceful land of Nadae. An ancient evil is stirring. Already a NiDemon has crossed from the land of the dead. And now Ilien must run – from a monster of unimaginable cunning and power, toward a fate more frightening than that which hunts him. But he cannot run forever. Eventually he will have to make a stand. Sooner or later he will have to face what even the legendary Nomadin cannot… himself.
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – Amazon]
Outcast (The Blue Dragon’s Geas #1) by Cheryl Matthynssens
Alador, a young man who cannot find a way to fit into the world about him, finds himself thrust into the limelight.
Alador wants nothing more then to fit into the world that rejects him due to his mixed heritage.He does not fit into the world of his mother and he can’t seem to bring to life the power of his father. And then of course, there is a girl.
Renamaum, a great blue dragon, wants to restore the pact between man and dragon that time and greed have erased.He petitions the council to find one who will fight for the future of both dragon and mortal.
Both come crashing together when Alador is caught in a geas so strong that neither could abandon it, even in death.
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Seams in Reality by Alex Siegel
As a freshman in a suburban college near Chicago, Andrew leads a mundane life until he meets a professor named Tonya. She is secretly a master sorcerer, and she invites him into a conspiracy of magic. Only those few who possess exceptional talent may join. A resourceful young woman named Charley has the same supernatural gift. She accompanies Andrew on his journey into a dark profession, and romance quickly blooms between the young apprentices. When Andrew meets Blake, a sorcerer who knew his grandfather, Andrew becomes mbroiled in a game of lies and treachery. Blake’s thirst for power leaves a trail of casualties, and in the end, only Andrew can stop him.
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code #1) by Dima Zales
Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.
She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Vampires
Sunrise at Sunset: Revamped (Sunset Vampire #1) by Jaz Primo
When is a bloodthirsty predator the best protection against a psychotic killer?
When the predator is both a vampire… and the woman you love.
[YA Vampire Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon]