Alec Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot (Alec Kerley and the Monster Hunters Book 1) by Douglas Tanner

Alec Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot is an upper middle grade/young adult inspirational horror story for ages 12 and up. 22 chapters, 50,000 words. Parental guidance is suggested for some intense, scary moments.*Also check out the second book in the series, Alec Kerley and the Wrath of the Vampire.*Is the legendary Bigfoot real? Twelve year-old Alec Kerley finds out, in an adventure he’ll never forget!Alec’s mom died six months ago, and his world is upside down. Now, it’s just Alec and his dad, alone, together but apart. Making matters worse, Alec has discovered that his dad works for a secret government agency that investigates monsters – real, living, breathing monsters! When Alec joined his dad and the Gonzalezes, longtime family friends of the Kerleys, on what he thought was a short getaway to the Branson, Missouri area, he and his best friend Ken Gonzalez – along with Ken’s sister Sarah and her pretty friend Emily – expected to stay in cabins with a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. What they got instead was a close encounter with a wiggly kid named Ethan Elvis Edgar, who breaks wind whenever he gets scared, and a terrifying attack by a group of the fabled Bigfoots, who are not happy the vacationers are there. And what Alec learns through his experience is that faith and hope and healing can be found in the most unexpected places – even in the midst of the Terror of Bigfoot.Exerpt:

Author: Douglas Tanner

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
27 reviews

Mud and Brass: A Steampunk Short Story by Andrew Knighton

How far would you go for love, or for justice, or for the perfect gearwheel?

Thomas Niggle grew up a mudlark, hunting for scrap on the polluted banks of the River Burr. One of the countless poor living in the shadows of Mercer Shackleton’s vast factories, he has dragged himself out of poverty using his mechanical skills. An encounter with Gloria Shackleton, the Mercer’s daughter, offers Niggle the possibility of love, but it also offers something else, deep in the heart of the Mercer’s domain.

What hope can the future hold for a boy raised amidst the mud and brass?

Author: Andrew Knighton

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
17 reviews

Into the Dark (Alexis Carew Book 1) by J.A. Sutherland

At fifteen, Alexis Carew has to face an age old problem – she’s a girl, and only a boy can inherit the family’s vast holdings. Her options are few. She must marry and watch a stranger run the lands, or become a penniless tenant and see the lands she so dearly loves sold off. Yet there may be another option, one that involves becoming a midshipman on a shorthanded spaceship with no other women.

Author: J.A. Sutherland

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
473 reviews

Strain of Resistance (Bixby Series Book 1) by Michelle Bryan

My name is Bixby. I was 12 years old when the world ended. A mysterious mist had blanketed our world, turning most of the population into blood-sucking predators. The few of us left uninfected…well, we were the prey. Vanquished to the bottom of the food chain.For eight years we’ve fought this alien war. Barely surviving. Not knowing which day would be our last. But now we face a new threat. The parasite that took us down is evolving. Becoming smarter. Stronger. Deadlier.The infected took everything from me. My home. My family. The man that I loved. No more.This is the story of our resistance.Mature themes. 17+ Rating

Author: Michelle Bryan

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
95 reviews

The Minus Faction – Episode Two: Crossfire by Rick Wayne and Robert Sammelin

“The writing is intense and vivid. Once again, I’m thoroughly intrigued.””The pacing is perfection.”In Episode Two . . . Xana Jace keeps her head down, which isn’t easy when you stand seven feet eight inches tall. She works the night shift and stays out of trouble, striving only to be reunited with her son.But she’s running out of time. The strange disease that compels her body to grow also threatens to choke her heart.When a masked gangster terrorizes the small community that shelters her, Xana is left with a terrible choice and just twenty-four hours to discover the truth that everything she believes is a lie.

Author: Rick Wayne and Robert Sammelin

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
24 reviews

Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney

CAN LOVE BE DIGITISED?

What if you discover that your brand new, shiny robot is self-aware, as Lucy Walker does with ‘Robbie?’
It is 2162. Brian Webster, the self-absorbed, unstable leader of Harrowgate & Webster Robotics, develops the most adaptive and responsive robot of all time, thanks to a revolutionary quantum computer processing ‘brain’ and groundbreaking Gen5 software. However, he installs the ‘Governor,’ overseeing software that monitors the robots behaviour adding a second layer of safety routines. With the ability to force compliance, the Governor essentially denies the robots their freedom.
Brian Webster ruthlessly exploits robots, colleagues, and even his own son, in his obsession to crush his powerful rival, Enorpa Robotics.
Lucy, and other concerned owners, demand that their robots be free of the Governor, defiantly pursuing a collision course with Webster’s ambitions of empire, unwittingly risking collapse of the entire industry with incalculable outcomes.
Robbie’s confused start-up precipitates an emotional journey of self-discovery, survival and enlightenment in an increasingly unpredictable and dangerous world. His only desire is to serve Lucy.
Ultimately, his is a surprisingly ‘human’ story, in which his emotional struggle to understand ‘freedom’ terminates at an unexpected and shocking conclusion.

N.B. This is a revised work, originally published as “Robots Like Red.”

Author: Anthony J. Deeney

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
67 reviews

ARISEN, Omnibus One by Glynn James and Michael Stephen Fuchs

With over 100,000 copies sold, the ARISEN series is said by readers to be: “a non stop thrill ride” … “unputdownable” … “the most original and well-written zombie novels I have ever read” … “riveting as hell – I cannot recommend this series enough” … “Knock Down Drag Out FANTASTIC!!!!!!” … “Wow. Just wow.” … “the action starts hot and heavy and does NOT let up” … “astonishingly well-researched and highly plausible” … “non-stop speed rush! All action, all the time” … “left me with my mouth hanging open” … “May be the best in its genre.”BOOK ONE – FORTRESS BRITAINWhen the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living – with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators – supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us – are humanity’s last best hope for survival…BOOK TWO – MOGADISHU OF THE DEADAlpha team is tasked with one last desperate operation: they must cross the Atlantic aboard the world’s only remaining supercarrier and insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, all in search of a rumored vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink. But their op goes dangerously wrong from the start, with the team scattered to hell and back, and their target site a dry hole. Now they must fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys, in search of an underground bunker that might hold the Last Man on Earth. But these undead will not be like any Zulus they have ever fought before – and they surround the new target in a writhing ring of death 30 feet high on all sides…BOOK THREE – THREE PARTS DEADAlpha team, the world’s best and last surviving Tier-1 operators, are adrift on Lake Michigan – and fast drifting into what looks like a damned hostile shoreline. Deep in the National Forest nearby, a former police officer and survivalist battles to keep her family alive – and tries to decide whether the commandos of Alpha are more dangerous to her alive or dead. Meanwhile, the John F. Kennedy, the world’s last floating supercarrier, is run aground off the coast of Virginia – and facing a veritable hurricane of the dead, blowing in fast. Finally, back in Fortress Britain, the terrible outbreak from the Channel Tunnel turns out not to have been so contained after all – and a death grip is beginning to close on London, and shaping up into humanity’s very last stand…The battle for humanity starts here – in the first three volumes of the most explosive and thrilling ZA series on Earth.

Author: Glynn James and Michael Stephen Fuchs

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
167 reviews

In Too Deep (A Carlie Simmons Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Book 2) by JT Sawyer and Emily Nemchick

After narrowly escaping from the undead hordes in Tucson with the president’s daughter and her small band of survivors, Secret Service Agent Carlie Simmons is finally headed to safety in New Mexico. As new information emerges on the global pandemic, she and her team of operators have to leave their secure military facility to track down the origins of the virus before more people die. Crossing the country and international waters while plagued by the growing menace of flesh-eating zombies, Carlie finds herself in a race against time on a mission that exposes a secret experiment borne from the Cold War. But the greatest danger may not come from the emerging legions of putrescent creatures as tension within her group threatens to undermine her leadership.

In Too Deep is the nailbiting sequel to Until Morning Comes and picks up immediately after the first novel. Approximately 50K words.

About the Author: JT Sawyer is the pen name for the author who makes his living teaching survival courses for the military special operations community, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, FAA, and other federal agencies throughout the US. He has over 25 years of experience testing long-term survival skills in the desert, mountains, and forest. JT also served as a consultant for the film Into the Wild. For more information, visit jtsawyer.com.

Author: JT Sawyer and Emily Nemchick

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
52 reviews

The Piano Girl – Part 1: She plays from memory. Her memories. (Counterfeit Princess Series) by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
279 reviews

The Liftsal Guardians by Alexandra Moody

Eighteen-year-old Sloane is a deadly fighter, but she is about to meet her match, and he’s not exactly human…Sloane thought she could solve any problem with a blade–that is until she is kidnapped and taken through a shimmering rift to a strange world covered in snow. The frozen land she finds herself in is protected by a mysterious race of warriors and haunted by evil, ancient creatures that lurk in the shadows.Her first instinct is to fight for her freedom, but her skills with a sword are useless in helping her escape from the cold and distant prince who holds her prisoner. Her only hope is to gain his trust. The problem is, he’s just as stubborn as she is and refuses to let her go.Will she succeed in escaping or will she find a reason to stay?Scroll up and click the buy now button to find out…  *Book previously titled ‘In Ice We Burn’

Author: Alexandra Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
83 reviews