Monstrous Devices Box Set by Melanie Karsak Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.4MB Overview: Dive into this collection of magical steampunk tales filled with wicked villains, renegade magicians, and devious devices. Join Alice, Clemeny, Lily, Modeste, and more in this unique collection of gaslamp fantasy tales. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Steampunk
Included in this Box Set:
Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Wolves and Daggers: Steampunk Red Riding Hood Book 1 (Winner, Best Steampunk Novel of 2018!) Princesses and Frogs: Steampunk Frog Prince Chasing the Star Garden: The Airship Racing Chronicles Book 1 Alphas and Airships: Steampunk Red Riding Hood Book 2 Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel Dirty Deeds and Blood Knaves: A Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Short Story
2 Books by Isaac Stone Requirements: ePUB Reader, 429 KB Overview: Isaac Stone was raised by wolves in the dark forests of the north, where he gained the survival skills and storytelling prowess that would allow him to enjoy an adventurous life of danger and conquest. Everything he writes is autobiographical. Genre: Fiction > Fantasy
Gears of Empire: Steampunk Survival Guide Wizard. Warrior. Cleric. This book is your guide across vast empires. Artificer. Tinkerer. Pioneer. This book is your blueprint and your map. Bard. Assassin. Thief. This book holds secret stories and the keys to every door. The Green Age has ended, and the kingdoms claw their way back from the brink of apocalypse. Mutants and monsters raid the fringes while the walled cities of civilization are connected by railroads that spill from the maw of Blackwater Station. The enigmatic trainmen wander the rails, following threads of conspiracy and magic to ends both savage and divine. Mercenaries battle horrific beasts of flesh and iron in the sewer maze beneath Uroborous while clockwork zombies prepare for war in the crypts of the Lychking. Political intrigue covers the land as merchants and nobles play the game of thrones, while the streets are ruled by violence, magic, and machines.
Marine Defenders: Duel of the False Prophets Titanic cult armies wage campaigns of galactic conquest in their fanatical search for wealth, dominance, glory, and truth. Forces from two of the largest cults have descended upon a formerly peaceful planet and laid waste to everything before them. Jacobite Knights in battle armor stalk the battlefields looking for insight and glory as multitudes of Synarchist legions destroy everything in their path in a holy mission to kill or convert all of humanity. The city of Parmesh has been ravaged by siege and all that remains of the defenders is a rag tag brigade of stalwart marines who fight a bitter resistance against the two cult armies. The marines are in a race against time to evacuate the remaining civilian refugees even as they scavenge for supplies and wage desperate war. Out of the chaos of battle a stranger appears, armed and dangerous and yet hunted by champions of both cults. If this new warrior is friend or foe remains to be seen. There is no choice but to fight on.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 8 by Ryo Shirakome (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Light Novels #8) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 17.6 MB Overview: With the Haulia clan’s battle behind them, Hajime and the others return to Verbergen. Amidst the cheers of the freed beastmen, Hajime is forced to reexamine his relationship with Shea. Still unsure of his own feelings, he heads to the next labyrinth, the Haltina Woods. But this time there’s a challenge like no other lying in wait; the party is forced to deal with impostor doppelgangers of themselves! Will they be able to find their way through the most difficult labyrinth yet as Hajime and the others’ bonds are tested like never before!? Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Thunderbird by Jack McDevitt (Ancient Shores #2) Requirements: ePUB reader, 442 KB Overview: The Nebula Award-winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic. A working stargate dating back more than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; or (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way. The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national—if not planetary—security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker. One thing is for certain: Questions about what the stargate means for humanity’s role in the galaxy cannot be ignored. Especially since travel through the stargate isn’t necessarily only one way… Genre: Fiction> Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Daedalus by Skully (Military Academy #1) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 506 KB Overview: Daedalus encompasses Etana Daedo’s early years and his first steps within the Fortescue Military Academy where he forges friendships and alliances which will last a lifetime. The story takes place within a futuristic, dystopian earth in the year 2142 and explores concepts such as the rise and impact of robot labour and artificial intelligence.
The story follows him, his friends and enemies while they attend Fortescue Military Academy where they learn to build and fight with exos at the first year cadet level. The young cadets are primarily concerned with their academic and competition success within the academy.
Each squadmate is special in some way, it’s up to Cadet Daedo to unlock their potential in order to facilitate the success of their squad. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Surge by Paul DiPersio Requirements: .ePUB reader, 310 KB Overview: Sometimes when life closes a door, it opens a window … to hell.
Michael Drake came to the quaint seaside town of Fairfield Bay to build condos, and found the girl of his dreams.
Amanda–a beautiful, emerald-eyed, raven-haired mystery woman, way out of his league, soon to be his wife.
Then, one Halloween night during a violent thunderstorm, Amanda answers the phone, and a freak lightning surge stops her heart cold, plunging her into a coma. When she awakens, she’s not the same woman Michael fell in love with … not the woman he planned to marry.
According to the local neurologist, Doctor Hammond, the tragic accident damaged the delicate neural pathways of Amanda’s brain, plaguing her with a litany of bizarre side effects, and altering her personality, maybe forever.
According to the local librarian, Miss Wadsworth, something more sinister is at play. An evil spirit, lurking in the musty attic of Amanda and Michael’s antique Colonial, has at last found a portal into this world, and a human vessel in which to unleash its fury.
Michael just wants his fiancée back. And he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means following her down a deep, dark hole of pain and suffering to the very bowels of hell. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Zeta Grey War series Box Set by DF Capps (#0,1-3) Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 1.0 MB Overview: This is the complete Zeta Grey War Series. Get the complete adventure now. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Zeta Grey War series is a look at the covert world of secret space programs, extraterrestrial intervention in our world, the arrival of help from other human races in the galaxy, and stunningly advanced technology already present today.
The methods and agenda of a predatory alien race and its colonization is also explored through the research of some of our planet’s more advanced scholars and scientists.
For the military, technology has progressed far beyond what we have imagined. Through the characters in the series, we also discover that we are not alone through first contact with two other human races, whose visionary mission is to help us transform our world beyond the control of greedy corporations, their secret conspiracy to control the government, and our progress into a higher level of technology and civilization. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss.
0. How It Began It is a short story that sets the stage for the popular Zeta Grey War Series, and introduces some of the main characters.
A young navy lieutenant proposes to the love of his life, only to have things go horribly wrong. A decades-long struggle ensues to find justice and the means to overcome hopelessly advanced alien technology.
1. New Recruits Diane Zadanski was horrified when she saw a UFO abduct her twin brother. She was driven to become a warrior as a navy combat pilot.
Diane is drawn into a secret world of aliens, UFOs, and advanced technology. She soon discovers we have human friends from two other star systems.
The Zeta Greys are here to take over. This conflict is going to be long and hard. It is time to fight for our freedom. Diane and her team must rise up against overwhelming odds.
2. The Event They’re already here. They’ve been here for decades. They’re slowly turning us into them. And they have a plan for the total control of humanity: The Event
But we have some friends. And some advanced ideas of our own. Come. Enter the shadowy world of alien abductions, secret space programs, antigravity spacecraft, and alien medical technology. Join the battle alongside Diane and Charlie to save the planet from the Zeta Greys.
3. The Draco The war was going well. Then it wasn’t.
A new enemy appeared from deep space. An enemy with technology far advanced over our own. When all seems lost an ally also appears. But will it be enough?
Another enemy emerges from deep within our own planet, devastating our military and taking our citizens into captivity. Is this the final chapter for humanity, or is there another way? Join Diane and the U.S. Space Command in their final struggle to survive.
Quantum Flux series by Sean Kildare (#1-3) Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 1007 KB Overview: Nobody believes me. Most of them think I’m a little bit crazy. Some days, I wonder, too. That life. All those years in uniform. All that stuff that came after. When I look back and try to make sense of it, well, I mostly just give up. I look out the window and watch the trees sway over the hill. I like sunsets. I think clouds are prettier these days than I ever did back when I was young enough to be strong enough that any stupid idea that came to me wasn’t beyond my reach. But that was a long time ago. Now all I have are my crazy stories, and memories fading to gray, or disappearing altogether. It’s sad what time does to an old man’s brain. So I’ll give what I can, what I can piece together, what seems like a whole story when it finally hits the page. And maybe you’ll understand. Maybe you won’t care. Maybe you’ll read and pretend that the world past the edge of your iPhone screen, outside the mall, and up into the stars is a fantasy escape for silly teens and demented old men dreading the onset of incontinence. Or maybe, you’ll believe. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Quantum Flux series follows Rasmus Brick and Deena Parsival as they travel between the star systems in the human realm, always on the verge of disaster, always trying to stay a step ahead of their enemies.
1. Ship With No Name Never trust an AI. They’re smart, but they’re all crazy.
Rasmus Brick didn’t plan for the 11-light year trip to go sideways the moment he woke from stasis, but then, who does. Deena Parsival just wanted to get away from a planet on the edge of the human realm and start her long journey toward earth.
Neither of them thought a cargo worth a fortune would prove to be so much trouble. Nor did they think the pair of AIs running the ship would try to kill them. And that was just the beginning.
2. Piker’s Paradise Mercs, mobsters, and a queen all want Rasmus Brick dead.
Money and revenge go a long way to making bad things happen in Piker’s Paradise, the raunchiest cesspool of a colony on this end of the galaxy. And that’s where the Ship With No Name has found itself stranded, in need of repairs the crew can’t afford. So what can they do but hire themselves out to the mercenary guilds in hopes of hitting a big score?
But these guilds don’t earn their keep by guarding casinos and pimps and walking cocktail waitresses home after work. They battle bugs the size of bears mining the asteroids out on the frontier, and they’re always on the watch for the next guild to ambush them, kill them, and steal everything they’ve earned.
3. Giants of Dawn Earth is still a long, long way away, but Rasmus and Deena are working their way toward it. Sort of.
With the crew in stasis on a long hop to the next star, the ship’s two AIs pass the hours playing a computer sim game. Because they’re built in the human image, they get addicted, lose track of time, and the Ship With No Name ends up three hundred light years off course.
Now Brick and company are low on fuel and they have to find a way to find it in an unexplored part of the galaxy.
After another Rasmus Brick crash-landing, they find the planet populated by forty-foot, tri-pedal giants working their way through the wars and betrayals of an early industrial age. Most of the crew is captured and the Ship With No Name is impounded by monsters who think it’s nothing more than a toy. How will Rasmus Brick free his team, refuel his ship, and make his escape from the Giants of Dawn?
Alastair Stone Chronicles by R.L. King (12.5 & 14.5) Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 4MB Overview: R. L. King is the author of the Amazon-bestselling urban fantasy series The Alastair Stone Chronicles. When not doing her best to make life difficult for her characters, she works as a software technical writer for a large Silicon Valley database company. When not writing or working, she enjoys hanging out with her very understanding spouse and her small herd of cats, and watching way too much Doctor Who. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Turn to Stone (#12.5)
NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE
Dr. Alastair Stone, Occult Studies professor and powerful mage, is walking off a breakup in San Francisco when he encounters a desperate woman preparing to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. She can’t stop hearing voices and seeing her stalker ex-boyfriend–a man she’s certain hasn’t left his home in the Midwest. She’s sure she’s going crazy.
Stone doesn’t believe it. Convinced something supernatural is behind the manifestations, he’s compelled to investigate–which marks him as a target as well. Before he knows what’s going on, he’s drawn into a web of murder, illusion, and jealousy that threatens not only the woman’s life, but his own.
When he finally discovers the truth about the stalker, the only way to stop the attacks is to take the fight to its source–knowing full well that if they do that, he and the stalker’s victim could be walking into a deathtrap.
TURN TO STONE is a standalone novella in the Alastair Stone Chronicles urban fantasy series.
Shadows and Stone (#14.5)
LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE
Dr. Alastair Stone, British expatriate with a black belt in sarcasm, attracts weirdness like catnip attracts cats. When he’s not teaching Occult Studies at Stanford, he’s dealing with magical threats that would turn most people into gibbering lumps. Ideally, he tries to keep these two sides of his life separate, but that doesn’t always work out so well for him. Just ask his ex-girlfriends.
Tonight’s date was just supposed to be a simple Halloween party at a fellow professor’s house—a few drinks, a little shop talk, a fake séance. Until the "séance" summons a very real—and very angry—spirit.
Something horrible is happening in this nice, suburban home. If Stone doesn’t figure out what’s going on and stop it fast, some restless ghosts will make a bloody bit of long-buried history repeat itself—and kill anyone who gets in their way.
SHADOWS AND STONE is a standalone novella in the Alastair Stone Chronicles urban fantasy series.
The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson Requirements: .PDF reader, 817 KB Overview: It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford.
When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.
With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy