Headshot Online: The Complete Series Box Set by Matthew Siege (#1-3) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.5 MB Overview:The Headshot Online Box Set is 1000+ Pages of LitRPG adventure set in a post-apocalyptic virtual world featuring hordes of undead. It’s perfect for fans of Daniel Schinhofen, Tao Wong, and C.M. Carney.
Headshot has just gone live and the whole world’s playing the new Artificial Reality blockbuster. Unfortunately, unless you can buy your way onto the Survivor’s side, you can only participate as a Zombie. Each week, the forces gather to tear each other down to the bone… until, at week’s end, the Apocalypse is reset.
Ryan’s played the Beta for months, but now that his favorite game has launched, he finds it consuming his life—even as he struggles to decipher whether or not there’s actually a way to succeed if you’re not willing to Pay to Win.
But he’s got bigger problems to deal with. There’s something sinister going on beneath the surface of Headshot, and it looks like he’s wrapped up in it whether he likes it or not. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Books Included in the Set:
Book 1: One in the Gut Book 2: Two in the Head Book 3: Three in the Heart
Hit World series by John E. Siers (#3-4) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 403 KB | 310 KB Overview: I’m not exactly a young guy, as you’ll probably figure out when you hear that my writing inspiration started with Neil Armstrong’s first footsteps on the Moon. I was serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1969 when Apollo 11 touched down, and I remember thinking that we had finally made it. I’d been reading science fiction since grade school, and now all those wonderful stories of space travel –as told by Heinlein, Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke — were about to come true. We’d soon be on Mars and have manned missions going to the asteroid belt and the outer planets. Star travel? Well, why not — we’d already met and conquered so many scientific and engineering challenges we’d probably figure out how to get around Einstein as well. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
3. The Ferryman In Hit World, you can hire LifeEnders, Inc. to kill just about anyone—except yourself.
LEI will not let you take out a “First Party Contract,” no matter how badly you want to end it all. That’s unfortunate, because the government made suicide illegal, and the penalty for killing yourself is the forfeiture of your entire estate.
Enter Charon’s Ferry, a company run by Mark Marshall and Lisa Woods, that offers what LEI will not: assisted suicide. And it’s legal because you’re not really committing suicide. You’re hiring The Ferry to murder you—in whatever creative manner you like—provided, of course, you’re willing to pay the Ferryman. A ride on the Ferry isn’t cheap, though…and you have to pay the Ferryman on this side of the river.
But Mark and Lisa are not what they appear. For the moment, they are blissfully unaware of their own true nature, but sooner or later something will happen…and the dragons will be loose in Hit World.
4. The Dragons of Styx Enter the Dragons!
Mark Marshall and Lisa Woods run Charon’s Ferry, a business that offers what LifeEnders, Inc. will not: assisted suicide. And it’s legal because you’re not really committing suicide. You’re hiring The Ferry to murder you—in whatever creative manner you like—provided, of course, you’re willing to pay the Ferryman. A ride on the Ferry isn’t cheap…and you have to pay the Ferryman on this side of the river.
But Mark and Lisa are not what they appear. When called by Sparkling Waters, they found their true dragon natures. But not just any dragons—telepathic, teleporting, magic-using dragons. They can go places and do things other Shooters can’t.
Which is both a blessing and a curse.
While it does let them complete lucrative contracts other Shooters can’t, it also has put them into the cross hairs of…someone or something else, and that being is tracking them for some unknown purpose. In addition to their unknown tracker, LEI also has them on their radar. After not seeing dragons in thousands of years, The Powers That Be don’t know whether to give them a Level 2 badge and hire them…or find some way to quietly get rid of them.
But disposing of two dragons is going to be difficult, no matter who’s doing the killing.
The Adventures of Ari series by P. J. Sky (#1-2) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 561 KB Overview: P. J. Sky is a writer of short stories and novels, mostly in the post-apocalyptic and dystopian genre, for YA and adult readers. Born and raised in the UK, P. J. Sky wrote from a young age. A Girl Called Ari is their first novel. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
1. A Girl Called Ari In a distant future… A world divided… A walled city in a devastated wasteland… a struggle for power becomes a struggle to survive… with friends like these, who needs enemies? How would you survive beyond the comfortable walls of your world?
For Starla, a struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival when she finds herself on the wrong side of the wall. Fleeing her abductors and lost in the wasteland, she faces starvation, warring factions, bloodthirsty creatures, and the endless burning sun. And then there’s Ari… who is she really? And can she really trust this girl from the wasteland to lead her back to the city gates?
One thing’s for sure, Starla’s once privileged life will never be the same…
2. Ari Goes To War In a distant future… A world divided… A wasteland at war…
In trouble with the Jackroller crime syndicate, and with the warlords of The Black Mulga on her tail, Ari must confront her past when she sets out across the war-torn wasteland to rescue Starla from the clutches of the infamous Bone Pointer.
Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.3MB | Retail Overview: Richard doesn’t have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, and a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah’s elementary school in Danvers, Virginia. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school grounds with a birthday card for Richard tucked beneath it. Richard doesn’t have a birthday—but Sean does . . .
Sean is a five-year-old boy who has just moved to Greenfield, Virginia, with his mother. Like most mothers of the 1980s, she’s worried about bills, childcare, putting food on the table . . . and an encroaching threat to American life that can take the face of anyone: a politician, a friendly neighbor, or even a teacher. When Sean’s school sends a letter to the parents revealing that Sean’s favorite teacher is under investigation, a white lie from Sean lights a fire that engulfs the entire nation—and Sean and his mother are left holding the match.
Now, thirty years later, someone is here to remind Richard that they remember what Sean did. And though Sean doesn’t exist anymore, someone needs to pay the price for his lies. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy | Horror
The Psychic Empath by Stephen Rowling (Medium’s Diaries #1) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 317 KB Overview: Investigating primal instincts and irreversible fears, revealing those sides of life and the cosmos that still lie behind appearances and stereotypical knowledge. Mysteries and surreal encounters, in fact, characterizes the life of the protagonist who bravely tries to shed light on the enigmas that surround him, encountering truths that dismay him, in search of his true nature, challenged by opposing forces. Among memories, dreams, suggestions and civilizations far from earth, more worlds touch, more identities seem to coexist, while plots and power games dictate the rules of the game in a saga that still has much to tell. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Marigold by Heather Mitchell Manheim Requirements: .ePUB reader, 368 KB Overview: As the decimated population of New United State rebuilds itself after a deadly pandemic, Davis has to decide what is real and what is fake after she is suddenly kidnapped. She has been kept away from her work, and more importantly, the Marigold injection that is vital for survival. She is torn in different directions when she finds herself in a secret bunker and is asked to complete a task that seems impossible. As she grapples with knowing who she can trust, she must choose the path that is not only right for her but also for the country that is repairing itself. She does not know if she should believe what her kidnappers have told her about the corruption prevalent in the new government, or if the government she has always trusted deserves her faith. Davis has always had her every need tended to by the government, so questioning them never entered her mind before she arrived at the bunker. As her days in captivity wane on, she becomes enmeshed in the lives of the kidnappers: Quinn, Namaguchi, Ringo, and, in particular, the handsome Brookshire — whom she last saw in school several years ago — and things become even more complicated for her. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Gods of War by Steve Pantazis Requirements: .ePUB reader, 349 KB Overview: No one is safe. Not before, not now . . . . . . not ever. Jedidiah Martin survived the AI apocalypse that almost destroyed America. He was there when they took down Isaac, the superintelligence responsible for nearly ending humanity. But is Isaac dead for good? From the ashes, a new threat has emerged. The people from a neighboring town are missing, as is Jedidiah’s nephew, Blake. All hell is about to break loose. With his band of mechanized warriors, Jedidiah sets out to find answers. But the questions keep coming: Is Isaac back from the grave? What does he want with Blake? Will he try to finish humanity for good this time? Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
One of Us: The City of Secrets by M. L. Roberts Requirements: .ePUB reader, 344 KB Overview: The witch wants her dead, the fae want her alive, the police want to bring her in for questioning. High school should not be this way.
Olivia knows the rules: study hard, never lie, do unto others, but when a witch makes the rules and the others are fae, telling the truth will get her locked up.
Last month she saw the impossible, now she sees it again. She tells herself it’s all in her head. How else explain a shining man who fell out of nowhere or a student who died but still lives?
She carries on with her usual activities: volleyball, pop quizzes, a favor for Mom, but denial won’t make it go away. When she thinks it can’t get any worse, it does.
Friends, enemies, the police, someone is lying, but who? If not one of them, one of us. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
A Destiny In Sapphire by Jessica Florence (Onyx Trilogy #3) Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 593 KB Overview: DESTINY has been preparing me for this moment since I took my first breath. Unfortunately, if I don’t embrace the path I’ve been created for, Destiny will withdraw that breath.
I’ve traveled countless miles only to realize I had the answers all along. I battled ancient creatures, evil men, and brought magic back to the Fae realm. I have many enemies whose knives are aimed for my back.
Despite everything, I’m desperately trying to get back to my mate, my family, and my kingdom. A brutal war is coming to destroy everything I have left, and if I fail, all hope of a new world will be surrendered to an infinite age of darkness. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Unidentified Funny Objects 8 Anthology by Alex Shvartsman (Editor), Various Authors (Listed Below) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 MB Overview: The Unidentified Funny Objects series delivers an annual dose of funny, zany, and unusual science fiction and fantasy stories. All-new fiction from the genre’s top voices! * Superheroes mired in government bureaucracy. * Cat cat-burglars. * Grandmotherly golems. * Literal-minded self-driving cars. * Evil overlords retired in Florida. * Indifferent aliens. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
“The 10:40 Appointment at the NYC Department of Superhero Registration” by Chris Hepler “Soul Trade” by Galen Westlake “A.I., M.D.” by Kurt Pankau “The Fellowship of the Mangled Scepter” by James Wesley Rogers “When the ‘Martians’ Returned” by David Gerrold “Welcome Home” by Simon R. Green “The Unwelcome Matt” by J.J. Litke “Get Me to the Firg<click><cough>-xulb On Time” by Laura Resnick “Black Note, In His Transition to a Supreme State of Wokeness” by James Beamon “The Other Ted” by Wendy Mass and Rob Dircks “C.A.T. Squad” by Gini Koch “Ambrose Starkisser Encounters That Which Is Locked” by Jordan Chase-Young “Gommy” by Amy Lynwander “Journey to Perfection” by Larry Hodges “Fifteen Minutes” by Mike Morgan “Zaznar the Great’s Fifty-Sixth Proposal to the Council for Urban Investment” by Jared Oliver Adams “Terribly and Terrifyingly Normal” by Illimani Ferreira “Couch Quest” by Eric D. Leavitt “Pet Care for the Modern Mad Scientist” by Michael M. Jones “The Punctuation Factory” by Beth Goder “One Born Every Minute” by C. Flynt “Shy and Retiring” by Esther Friesner “The Dangers of Suburban Deer” by Jamie Lackey “Body Double” by Jody Lynn Nye