The Pattern Ship (The Pattern Universe Book 1) by Tobias Roote

Buried in an ancient marsh a heavy storm starts a chain reaction that results in the release of a spaceship packed with amazing technology. Earth is given a helping hand to advance itself, but the alien ship has plans of its own providing a backdrop for a fast-paced space opera.

Meanwhile, the Nubl, a warring race of artificial ‘hive’ intelligence has heard of the planet and its biological sentience and prepares to eradicate them. Can Earth develop the technology to defend themselves before its too late.

The Pattern Ship is the first of four books, each one a complete story. Book two, ‘POD’, is also out and available on Amazon. ‘The Nubl Wars’ is due to be published Summer 2014. With the fourth book ‘Deliverance’ in Autumn 2014.

Author: Tobias Roote

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
398 reviews

King, King, Goose?: A Realm of the Dragon Shifters Short Story by Mandy M. Roth

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King, King, Goose?
A Realm of the Dragon Shifters Short Story

As a dragon shifter and king of his people, King Najarni wants to make his lovely wife happy. Her human ways are a mystery to him. Her Earthly customs and holidays are something he knows little about. When his trusted guards return from the human realm, having mastered the art of Christmas, he knows his queen will be overjoyed.
At least, that was the plan.

Author: Mandy M. Roth

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
100 reviews

Fledgling (The Shapeshifter Chronicles Book 1) by Natasha Brown

FLEDGLING was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest and is inspired by the author’s own daughter who was born with heart defects. Book 2 of the Shapeshifter Chronicles, PRODIGY is available now!Book Description: Set apart from other eighteen year olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana keeps to the shadows, not wanting to draw attention to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. And she almost succeeds, until she meets Chance Morgan. Struggling to keep up appearances, she soon suspects Chance is hiding something as well. His animal-like senses, miraculous healing ability and peculiar reaction to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there’s more to the stories about his Navajo ancestry. Without any other explanation, she fears he is playing tricks on her. But the truth may prove too much for Ana’s delicate heart…Excerpt from FLEDGLING:”Ana continued fading in and out of awareness. Relinquishing to the nothingness that engulfed her, she had the impression of movement. She heard heavy breathing, which she determined wasn’t coming from her, sounding more like snorting. She sensed herself hanging, her body limp, unwilling to forfeit control back to her wandering mind. As though she was observing everything from a distance, it felt like she was at the end of a darkened hallway, being pulled back into a hollow chasm. Inky fingers entwined her mind until there was nothing left.”Bonus Materials:A special code is provided at the back of the book, for ‘the lost chapter’ from Fledgling. Be sure to check it out.Suggested reading age- 13 years and upIt is recommended that parents participate in book selections to decide whether a book is appropriate for their children.Length: 246 pages

Author: Natasha Brown

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
364 reviews

Devoured (The Hunger Book 1) by Jason Brant

Life isn’t kind to Lance York. A full-time job has eluded him for years, his wife loathes the sight of him, his bank accounts are empty, and his wealthy father-in-law revels in his failures.

After he lunges in front of a car to save a sick and disoriented woman, Lance awakens in a quarantined hospital. A devastating plague is spreading worldwide, driving those infected with it insane. Their bodies begin to mutate into horrors that have haunted mankind’s nightmares for centuries.

The world descends into chaos as the infected flee to the shadows, emerging at night to devour the remnants of civilization.

With the help of an unlikely ally, Lance must navigate through the collapsing city of Pittsburgh, striving to escape the madness of the apocalypse that unfolds around them.

Author: Jason Brant

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
439 reviews

The Meek: A Dark Dystopian Thriller (Unbound Trilogy Book 1) by J.D. Palmer

The world didn’t end with a religious war, or a race war, or an economic collapse. It didn’t end with everyone blowing each other up with nuclear warheads and it didn’t end with a natural disaster. It didn’t end because someone got offended in one of the million petty squabbles that were real, or fake, or imagined. It ended quietly. Harlan is visiting his friend in Los Angeles when people start dying. His friend, the neighbors, the entire city falls victim to an unknown disease. Except for Harlan. Or so he thinks.And he learns quickly that just because there are other survivors, not all are to be trusted. Finding himself in a world filled with broken spirits and hidden motives, he must navigate through a darkening landscape fraught with violence and despair as he desperately tries to get home to the love of his life, Jessica, and the child she is carrying. Morality becomes blurred as Harlan is forced to commit questionable acts to protect himself and those around him.

Author: J.D. Palmer

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
77 reviews

Max and the Gatekeeper by James Todd Cochrane and Susan K. Szepanski

A war has been waging for centuries; a magical and technological battle between good and evil. This conflict will affect life everywhere, but not everyone is aware it exists. When twelve-year old Max Rigdon is sent to stay with his grandfather for the summer, he unwillingly enters the fight.

The day Max steps off the bus he is marked with an evil curse and immediately becomes the target of evil men and creatures with designs on ruling the universe. Not only does this curse cause Max physical pain but it allows his enemies to track and find him. He soon learns that the reason for this unwanted attention is because his grandfather is the keeper of a gateway; a powerful machine that makes travel to hundreds of strange unknown worlds possible. The enemy will do anything to gain possession of this power in their quest to control all worlds.

With the help of his friend Cindy and others, Max must quickly learn the necessary skills to survive if he is to avoid the deadly trap that has been planned for him and his grandfather. A trap that has been decades in the making with Max as the missing piece. If successful it will change life as we know it.

Author: James Todd Cochrane and Susan K. Szepanski

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
165 reviews

Tales of a Traveler: Book One: Hemlock (Time Travel Adventure Serial) by NJ Layouni

Broken hearts aren’t always broken. Sometimes they’re just bruised.

Tired of thinking about her worthless ex-boyfriend and the humiliating way in which they parted, Martha Bigalow goes on a hike hoping the dramatic hills of the English Lake District will help her to forget. But as she crosses an ancient set of stepping stones, she slips and falls into an angry river.

Time Travel. Sideways.

She wakes in cave, wearing nothing but her dodgy, mismatched underwear. Her only company is the man who saved her life: a tall, dark, and disturbingly attractive stranger named Vadim. Too bad he’s a medieval re-enactor gone feral. Or so she assumes.

Crazy dream or not, it soon becomes clear that when she fell into the river she left the twenty-first century far behind… and medieval Erde is nothing like home.

Now, all that stands between her and almost certain death is the crazy man with the sword. And then he offers her his protection… with the role of his “wife.”

Vadim is a wanted man. An outlaw.

The last thing he needs are any complications of the female kind, but then he happens upon a strangely attired woman lying beside the river…

Martha is bold, outspoken, and altogether irreverent, and every instinct he has warns him to abandon her… only he cannot. Her allure is already much too strong. Against his better judgement, despite all the risks, Vadim offers to help Martha find her way home.

Until then, Martha must adapt to medieval society, steer clear of the Evil Earl and his minions, and maybe—just maybe—learn how to trust her heart again.

Categories: Time Travel Romance, Historical, Medieval, Fantasy, Adventure

Author: NJ Layouni

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
296 reviews

A Fatal Family Secret (The Morphosis.me Files, Book #1) by Samantha Marks

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
On the first day of high school, Kayleigh wishes she could be taller, curvier, and cooler. But when she discovers she’s a shape-shifter, she bites off more than she can chew. Overnight, she becomes a target, and surviving the school-year means defending herself against cyber-bullies, learning to control her new-found powers, and hiding from the ancient secret society that kidnapped her mother. Morphing has consequences, and Kayleigh begins to realize that being able to change into anything can mean losing herself in the process.

Author: Samantha Marks

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
221 reviews

Purple Pup by Karl Steam and Joshua Lagman

Lav and his friends are the first of their kind, specially designed to be wonderful pets. Some animals however, even modified ones, don’t want to live with humans. A few manage to escape, but quickly realize the wilderness has its own problems and that freedom can be deadly. Purple Pup is a story of action, friendship, and suspense. If you enjoy stories that are told from an animal’s perspective, this should be at the top of your reading list. It’s a special book you’ll always remember. Purple Pup contains over 90 illustrations, created by artist Joshua Lagman. These images combined with Karl Steam’s fast paced storytelling have created a book that is hard to put down. Even reluctant readers will enjoy the story of Purple Pup.

Author: Karl Steam and Joshua Lagman

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
11 reviews