The Outback Stars series by Sandra McDonald

The Outback Stars series by Sandra McDonald (2 & 3)
Requirements: ePUB reader | 781 KB
Overview: Sandra McDonald spent 8 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, battling frostbite, boonie pigs, and the perils of midrats. Later, as a Hollywood assistant, she inhabited a lovely cubicle at CBS Television City and skipped through the halls at Disney Studios in Burbank. She currently lives in Florida, writing award-winning science fiction and adventure stories for adults and kids. She holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.
Genre: Science Fiction

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#1. The Outback Stars
Lieutenant Jodenny Scott is a hero. She has the medals and the scars to prove it.
She’s cooling her heels on Kookaburra, recovering from injuries sustained during the fiery loss of her last ship, the Yangtze, and she’s bored — so bored, in fact, that she takes a berth on the next ship out. That’s a mistake. The Aral Sea isn’t anyone’s idea of a get-well tour.
Jodenny’s handed a division full of misfits, incompetents, and criminals. She’s a squared-away officer. She thinks she can handle it all. She’s wrong. Aral Sea isn’t a happy ship. And it’s about to get a lot unhappier.
As Aral Sea enters the Alcheringa — the alien-constructed space warp that allows giant settler-ships to travel between worlds, away from all help or hope — Jodenny comes face to face something powerful enough to dwarf even the unknown force that destroyed her last ship and left her with missing memories and bloody nightmares. Lieutenant Jodenny Scott is about to be introduced to love.
Author Sandra McDonald brings her personal knowledge of the military, and of the subtle interplay between men and women on deployment, to a stirring tale that mixes ancient Australian folklore with the colonization of the stars.

#3. The Stars Blue Yonder
Chief Terry Myell died and became a god. Now he’s back to life, careening around space and time at the behest of a voice that told him to save all of mankind. Helping and hindering this quest are his elderly wife, his young wife, grandchildren who haven’t been born yet, romantic rivals he hasn’t even met, a descendant from two thousand years in the future, and an alien nemesis who calls itself the Flying Doctor. Life in the military has never been so complicated.
Commander Jodenny Scott would agree. She’s seven months pregnant and trying to come to peace with her husband’s death. When Myell reappears with tales of time travel, she’s not sure what to believe.
But with an invading army bearing down on Earth’s last fleet of spaceships, there’s not much time for debate. When the dust clears Jodenny is stranded in an Australia she never imagined, and Myell’s more desperate than ever to rescue her—from aliens, from treachery, and from history itself.

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Dragonprince trilogy by Aaron Pogue

Dragonprince trilogy by Aaron Pogue (#0, #2-#3)
Requirements: Epub reader, 804 KB
Overview: Aaron Pogue is a husband and a father of two who lives in Oklahoma City, OK. He started writing at the age of ten, and lays claim to more than a dozen finished novels, as well as a handful of short stories, scripts, and videogame storylines. His first novels were high fantasy set in the rich world of the FirstKing, including the bestselling fantasy novel Taming Fire, but he’s explored mainstream thrillers, urban fantasy, and several kinds of science fiction. Gods Tomorrow represents the introduction to a long-running science fiction cop drama series focused on the Ghost Targets task force.
Genre: High Fantasy

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From Embers (Dragonprince Trilogy #0)
In the high mountain passes of the remote Drakespines, spring is always a time of awakening. But this year it wakes an ancient terror.
“From Embers” is a short story set in the fantasy world of the bestselling novel Taming Fire. Originally written as the prologue to the Dragonprince trilogy, this story provides a dramatic glimpse at the first days of the cataclysmic dragonswarm.

The Dragonswarm (Dragonprince Trilogy #2)
The Kingdom of the Sarianne teeters on the brink. While its tyrant king plays out his petty vendettas, rebellion foments on the edges of his domain. Politics and power struggles gamble civilization on the tides of war.
Yet war is not the greatest threat to civilization. A far older enemy rises. The dragons are waking and these fiends of Chaos will swarm across the world of men, razing it to bedrock just as they have done in ages past.
But this time the world of men has a champion in Daven Carrickson. Once a beggar and still a fugitive from the king’s justice, Daven is also a hero with unrivaled powers. A brush with one of the deadly dragons left him forever bonded to the beast and able to tap into the ever-shifting maelstrom of Chaos that roils beneath man’s fragile reality.
It is a dangerous connection, one that threatens to consume him. Can he pay even that ultimate price if it means the salvation of humanity?

The Dragonprince’s Heir (Dragonprince Trilogy #3)
The dragonswarm is ended. Fifteen years after Daven Carrickson rebuilt legendary Palmagnes, the civilization of man is once again safe from reptilian menace. But the long years have taken their toll. The Dragonprince is ten years missing, mighty cities still lie in smoldering ruins, and the kingdom of the Sarianne is broken. Hoping to rebuild his old dominion, the jealous king now brings an army to the Tower’s very gates. And whom should he find waiting but the Dragonprince’s son? Born in cataclysm and brought up in the sheltered comfort of Daven’s stronghold, fourteen-year-old Taryn remembers little of his father and knows even less of the world. But Taryn knows what he is owed. He demands the king respect him as the Dragonprince’s heir…and quickly learns how vulnerable his family is without Daven to protect them. Dragged off with his mother as a hostage to the king, Taryn comes to understand that his pride imperils everything his parents sacrificed to build. To redeem their legacy, he must forge a new path for himself. On his own, Taryn will learn that being a hero means enduring much hardship. He will learn that his heritage brings grave responsibilities. He will learn what it means to be his father’s son. But he has to do it fast, or he will lose his mother…forever. The Dragonprince’s Heir is the third and final book in the Dragonprince Trilogy.

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The Honor War Series by Jerry Shepard

The Honor War Series by Jerry Shepard (2-3)
Requirements: epub/azw3/mobi reader, 515 kb
Overview: Jerry Shepard lives with his wife and 3 kids (one of them a furry, 4-legged kind) in the foothills of Virginia.
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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2. Rebellion – One by one…
…the solar systems fall under their control
War!
Millions have flocked to the Separatist cause.
More colonies have been seized.
But the Separatists are not the only threat.
An ancient evil has followed them to this galaxy.
One that threatens to annihilate everything in its path.
Liana must race against time to find an ancient weapon…
…before it’s too late.

3. DOMINION – The Alliance is on the precipice of defeat.
Or is it?
Assassins strike at the heart of the Alliance as the war rages on.
A visit to the Kraal home world could uncover ancient clues.
Or it could trap Liana forever.
An attack by a Yunrakai changes everything.
The Alliance and the Separatists must decide.
Do they join forces to defeat this ancient evil?
Or will they continue fighting each other?
One path leads to Dominion.
One path, to destruction.The Alliance is on the precipice of defeat.
Or is it?
Assassins strike at the heart of the Alliance as the war rages on.
A visit to the Kraal home world could uncover ancient clues.
Or it could trap Liana forever.
An attack by a Yunrakai changes everything.
The Alliance and the Separatists must decide.
Do they join forces to defeat this ancient evil?
Or will they continue fighting each other?
One path leads to Dominion.
One path, to destruction.

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It Came from the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction by Desirina Boskovich (ed.)

It Came from the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction by Desirina Boskovich (ed.)
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI reader, 1.1 MB
Overview: This anthology of Finnish fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovich features fiction from Carita Forsgren, Mari Saario, Johanna Sinisalo, Hannu Rajaniemi, Anne Leinonen, Marko Hautala, Maarit Verronen, Olli Jalonen, Leena Likitalo, Tuomas Kilpi, Tiina Raevaara, Jyrki Vainonen, Sari Peltoniemi, Leena Krohn, and Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen—author of the critically acclaimed The Rabbit Back Literature Society.
What will you find within these pages? A photographer stumbles on a wounded troll, and attempts to nurse it back to health. A lonely girl discovers the flames in the family smithy are tied to an ancient portal between worlds. A modern woman excavates something sickening from the shower drain…and falls in love. A peculiar swamp holds restorative powers, for its avian and human inhabitants alike.
It Came From the North offers a diverse selection of fifteen fantastical tales from some of Finland’s most respected writers, alongside up-and-coming talents who are redefining the rules of contemporary literature. Are you ready for a journey into the uncanny? Then come discover the strangeness lurking in the land of a thousand lakes.
Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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The Book of The Art series by Clive Barker

The Book of The Art series by Clive Barker (#1-#2)
Requirements: Epub reader, 2.00 Mb
Overview: Clive Barker is the bestselling author of eighteen books, as well as an acclaimed artist, film producer, and director. He lives in Beverly Hills, California with his lover and life-partner, the photographer David Armstrong.
Genre: Fantasy

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1. The Great and Secret Show
In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America. In this New York Times bestseller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil. Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.

2. Everville
On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville.For years it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies.But its ignorance is not bliss. Opening the door between worlds, Clive Barker delivers his characters into the heart of the human mystery; into a place of revelation, where the forces which have shaped our past—and are ready to destroy our future—are at work.

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2 Novels by Damon Knight

2 Novels by Damon Knight
Requirements: ePUB/MOBI reader, 1.1 MB
Overview: Damon Francis Knight was an American science fiction author, editor, and critic.
Knight’s first professional sale was a cartoon drawing to a science-fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. His first story, “Resilience”, was published in 1941. He is best known as the author of “To Serve Man”, which was adapted for The Twilight Zone. He was a recipient of the Hugo Award, founder of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), cofounder of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, cofounder of the Milford Writer’s Workshop, and cofounder of the Clarion Writers Workshop. Knight lived in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife Kate Wilhelm.
Genre: Fiction » Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror

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The Other Foot
Martin had all the comforts that Earth could provide. As a top-flight newspaper reporter he travelled, met beautiful girls, had enough money and plenty of fun.
The one day he visited the biped recently captured on Brecht’s Planet and kept as a curiosity in the zoo. Suddenly the earth trembled, the world went black…and when he awoke he was inside the cage, scrabbling against the bars with three-fingered, scaly green hands…

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The room was quiet; the man in front of the mirror was the only living things there, and he was too horrified to utter a sound. In the mirror, five faces stared back at him: one young and ruddy, which was his own, and four that did not belong in that place at all, for they were wrinkled, malevolent, small as crabapples and blue as smoke. So begins Damon Knight’s ‘Be My Guest’, a story of the human race possessed by things that were – well, not exactly demons . . . but not exactly not demons, either. It’s just one of the unpredictably imaginative tales in this fascinating collection by a modern master of science fiction.

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The Painter Mage series by D.K. Holmberg

The Painter Mage series by D.K. Holmberg (#1~2)
Requirements: ePUB reader | 616 KB
Overview: D.K. Holmberg is a full-time writer living in Minnesota and the author of multiple series including The Cloud Warrior Saga, The Painter Mage, and The Lost Garden. When he’s not writing, he’s chasing after a budding soccer star and a dancer, both who ask for their own stories.
Genre: Fantasy

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#1. Shifted Agony
My name is Oliver Morris and I’m a painter. I can use color and shapes and patterns to infuse them with power. In that, I’m more like a wizard than anything, except I don’t have any spells or incantations. Sometimes I wished I did; it might be easier than working the magic I command.
After my father’s disappearance – not dead, though I’m the only one to believe he’s not – I was exiled from Arcanus, the only place to learn painter magic and discover what happened to him. Or so I thought.
For the last ten years, I was forced to learn the dangerous arcane patterns, patterns forbidden in Arcanus. And now I’ve finally returned home, determined to find out what happened to my father.
Only, it turns out my father was hiding more secrets than I realized. When another painter from Arcanus shows up, she unleashes a deadly threat that our world hasn’t seen in centuries.
Somehow, I’m the only one able to stop it.

#2. Arcane Mark
Oliver Morris has survived the hunter attack, creatures who feed on magical ability, nearly sacrificing himself to protect his best friend Devan. But to truly keep her safe, he’ll need to help Taylor return to Arcanus before she releases any other dangers on his city.
Then Devan is abducted by a dangerous painter, one who might be more deadly than anyone he’s ever faced, and demands that Oliver hand over a mysterious and powerfully magical item. Oliver knows he can’t save her on his own, but he’ll need to find a way to trust Taylor, forge new allies, and learn to control magic he believes beyond his ability if he wants to save his friend, or a fate worse than death awaits Devan.

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Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series by Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris

Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series by Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris (#2-#3)
Requirements: ePUB reader, 3.9 MB
Overview: PIP BALLANTINE and TEE MORRIS have been collaborating since 2006 in podcast productions, including Chasing the Bard, Weather Child, Billibub Baddings and The Case of the Singing Sword, and Morevi. Their collaborations have won them a variety of acclaim, including a Sir Julius Vogel Award and a Parsec Award. Their first writing collaboration was Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel. The book went on to win the 2011 Airship Award for Best Steampunk Literature of the Year. Together they enjoy life in Virginia alongside their daughter and five extremely playful cats.
Genre: Fiction » Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror

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The Janus Affair (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #2)
Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain’s latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance – every case inexplicably unexamined by the Crown.

Dawn’s Early Light (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #3)
Working for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, one sees innumerable technological wonders. But even veteran agents Braun and Books are unprepared for what the electrifying future holds…
After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States—intended to keep them out of trouble—suddenly turns into a scandalous and convoluted case that has connections reaching as far as Her Majesty the Queen.
Even with the help of two American agents from the Office of the Supernatural and the Metaphysical, Braun and Books have their work cut out for them as their chief suspect in a rash of nautical and aerial disasters is none other than Thomas Edison. Between the fantastic electric machines of Edison, the eccentricities of MoPO consultant Nikola Tesla, and the mysterious machinations of a new threat known only as the Maestro, they may find themselves in far worse danger than they ever have been in before…

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Scary Out There by Jonathan Maberry

Scary Out There by Jonathan Maberry (ed.)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.5 MB
Overview: Multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author Jonathan Maberry compiles more than twenty stories and poems—written by members of the Horror Writers Association—in this terrifying collection about worst fears.
What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being irreversibly different? A brutal early death? The unknown?
This collection contains stories and poetry by renowned writers such as R. L. Stine, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Ellen Hopkins—all members of the Horror Writers Association—about what they fear most. The stories include mermaids, ghosts, and personal demons, and are edited by Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker award winner and author of the Rot & Ruin series.
Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Contents:
Brenna Yovanoff “The Doomsday Glass”
Carrie Ryan “What Happens to Girls Who Disappear”
Cherie Priest “The Mermaid Aquarium: Weeki Wachee Springs, 1951”
Ellen Hopkins “As Good as Your Word” (Poems)
Rachel Tafoya “The Invisible Girl”
Zac Brewer “Death and Twinkies”
Linda Addison “Secret Things” (Poems)
Josh Malerman “Danny”
Madeleine Roux “Make It Right”
Lucy A. Snyder “Shadowtown Blues” (Poems)
Nancy Holder “Beyond the Sea”
Tim Waggoner “The Whisper-Whisper Men”
Neal & Brendan Shusterman “Non-player Character”
Marge Simon “Falling into Darkness” (Poems)
Christopher Golden “What Happens When the Heart Just Stops”
Kendare Blake “Chlorine-Damaged Hair, and Other Pool Hazards”
R. L. Stine “The Old Radio”
Jade Shames “Rites of Passage” (Poems)
Rachel Caine “Corazón Oscuro”
Steve Rasnic Tem “The Boyfriend”
Ilsa J. Bick “Bearwalker”

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Dirt Witch by Luanne Bennett

Dirt Witch (A Katie Bishop Novel #7) by Luanne Bennett
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1 MB
Overview: Loyalty can hold us together… or it can blind us completely.

Decades after her “departure” from this world, Althea Noble Bouleau has returned to reclaim the throne of Blackthorn Grove. But she’s not the same witch who left years ago, and her obsession with Emmaline could mean the end of Savannah’s most powerful coven.

As Althea’s motives start to unfold, she vanishes with Emmaline, leaving Katie and Gabriel with a cold trail to find them. But Katie also has problems closer to home to deal with, like the expansion of MagicInk and an employee suddenly showing signs that his recent bout with a vampire was more than just a bad memory.

And then there’s the warlock who just arrived in town.

The clock is ticking, and Katie is running out of time as a blanket of darkness begins to fall over the city.
Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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