Imagine a world where battles between professional armies are fought in front of live audiences. Instead of pro sports and reality TV, the world is obsessed with watching war. International conflicts are a thing of the past, unemployment is nearly nonexistent, and economies are booming.
Everyone has a part to play in this new industry. There’s Ranger Monroe, the dashing captain of the Army of Liberty. And Salvatore Caracas, a military recruiter who’s wickedly good at his job. Oh, and don’t forget Jody, a domestic terrorist who livestreams his attacks. And many, many more, all cogs in the war machine.
Yes, when violence is a commodity and spectatorship is prioritized, anything goes.
Coyote Jim, a shapeshifter, takes off in search of a new home.
In a post-climate change dystopian future, Coyote, the guardian spirit of a desert valley in Nevada, is forced out of his home by the heat, the drought, and the deaths of his friends. He hits the road on a journey through the Pacific Northwest, looking for new home. Along the way he discovers a new purpose for his existence.
Meet Laura Koerber
I live on a island in the Puget Sound with my husband and my dogs. I am a retired teacher, presently doing in-home care for disabled people while volunteering at a dog rescue
My degree is in art, and I am a painter, graphic artist, and ceramic sculptor. The writing started about five years ago, a surprise to me and everyone who knows me, since I had never written anything before.
My first book made the Kirkus Review list of one hundred best indy novels. Since then, I have earned an honorable mention in a literary award and won an additional place on the Kirkus Review list of best books. The review for my first book in Kirkus Review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re… I think I learned to write by reading. I am a voracious omnivore of books
Listed by Kirkus Review as one of the 100 best indy books of 2019. “The world is coming to an end.” I pushed the oil rags and cigarette butts off the seat of my friend Arne’s old pickup truck and climbed in. He threw the truck into gear, gunned the engine, and smirked. “What’s the point of being a fairy if you can’t wave a magic wand and get shit done?” Yeah, I’m a fairy. No, not that kind. I let a half mile of clear-cut rumble past the window while I thought about my crappy mood, contemplating the butchered landscape. Back when I was a kid, I used to enjoy the ride to town because the road wound through a mosaic of wetlands and forest and lakes. Mostly gone now: the forest, the marshes around the lakes, the moose. Yeah, I’m half-human, half-forest spirit from the wild hare clan–what anthropologists call a trickster–and I live by the wild hare code of “feed, fight, fornicate”; except that’s using the nice word for it. Maybe Arne had a point. Maybe I didn’t fight hard enough to better this world I so reluctantly belonged to. After all, my personal life was generally OK, so why get into a brawl about shit I couldn’t change? What I didn’t know, as the ruined scenery brushed past, was that my personal life would soon go tits up too, and I’d get pushed into fighting in ways I’d never fought before. Lucky me.
Meet Laura Koerber
My husband and I share our home on an island with our dogs and our cat. I am retired and volunteer daily at a sanctuary for unadoptable cats. I write books that combine the harsher aspects of reality with fantasy, set either in the near future or the near past.
Light is currency, light is big business on Gliese 581g, the last remaining colony of the human race.
Severum Rivenshear hunts those who steal it in the form of fireflies, just to have enough light to live by. He works in the icy, eternally dark hemisphere of Evig Natt, the sun an absent deity. The rest of the world pursues every pleasure beneath a sun that never sleeps.
Thalassa Latimer will rotate the tidal-locked planet faster, or die trying. Dedicated to bringing light to everyone, rich and poor alike, she will stop at nothing to achieve her goal, even if it means destroying the environment and toppling the economy.
Warning: This novel contains depictions of sexual violence and suicide.
A future USA wrecked by a horrific virus provides the dystopian backdrop for this genre crossing speculative fiction. Elin has escaped a horrible past in the government run labs designed to find a cure. But can she overcome the trauma of her past as a lab rat for the government?
Elin is running out of options to survive in the streets after her escape. Winter is coming and when charismatic Jayden, himself a fugitive hiding from the government, offers her shelter she reluctantly takes it.
Jayden’s past is not very different from Elin’s and yet they couldn’t be on more opposite sides. After years of being forced to work as a guard at the government labs and trying to find and free his kidnapped twin sister he has developed his own, cynical ways to cope.
After reluctantly trusting Jayden Elin fights to overcome her trauma. As both work toward freeing their sisters from the labs their budding friendship develops. But when Jayden’s past is revealed to Elin she needs to decide: Is he the man she knows and trusts now or the corrupted boy he was in the past?
As Jayden tries to improve his self-destructive tendencies an old friend turned foe, reeling from his own loss and bereavements, recognizes an opportunity to settle a debt he deems owed.
A novel for fans of character driven novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and Children of Men who enjoy a dash more romance.
What readers said about it:
This book is a promising debut novel, filled with compelling characters determined to overcome hardship through acts of bravery and survival. ???? Leah, Goodreads
I try to keep spoilers out of my reviews, but read the prologue and you should be hooked. It is outstanding and will set the tone for what you will be in for. ????? William, Goodreads
It’s just amazing how sensitively, vividly and charmingly the characters, especially the protagonists, have been portrayed. ????? Marianne, Amazon.de
This book is an odd, but riveting, mixture of speculative fiction (or dystopia, however you want to view it), and romance. […] It flows well, and it’s nearly impossible to put down. ????? Milk Chocolate, Amazon.com
After chapter two, I was hooked. I knew that this would be a story I was going to enjoy, even if I had no idea how it would turn out. Go read it! ????? Carmen, Amazon.com
In the Land of Fayroll total immersion virtual reality doesn’t just exist, it thrives! An epic life-changing fantasy series starts with More Than A Game! Tasked with a new assignment, journalist Harriton is given explicit orders to write a series of articles on the virtual world of Fayroll and its developers. Harriton grudgingly accepts the assignment, but soon finds himself enthralled by its amazing quests, unpredictable challenges, and nearly endless possibilities.
As Hagen the Warrior, he skeptically enters the fantasy world, filled with wizards, demons, dragons, secrets, and mystery, where the thirst for success and vanity of high-level players in pursuit of legendary objects spills into the real world. Here, high-stakes bets are made on the success of the virtual characters. Events and decisions that Harriton makes in the virtual space as Hagen now start to affect his own reality. More Than a Game will exceed all expectations of fans of epic young adult fantasy fiction.
His unpredictable character, perseverance, and excitement draw the attention of powerful gamers and influential elite with a devouring interest in Fayroll’s outcome. It is not long before he realizes that this fantastic world conceals many dangers. Will he be able to pass all the tests? Start reading now!
*** Andrey Vasilyev is a prominent and acclaimed author that writes intricately crafted, action-packed heroic fantasy and adult epic adventure. Moreover, he is one of the founding fathers of the relatively new, yet insanely popular genre that blends cyberpunk, classic sci-fi and fantasy. His debut novel More Than a Game was chosen as the Best Book of the Year in 2014.
If you mix Sword Art Online and The Land, and make them both darker — Project Chrysalis is what you get in this new Gamelit series. Chrysalis is the project of the century. It’s a hyper-realistic fantasy RPG set in the Middle Ages. Chrysalis is a perfect virtual reality game where every orphan under governmental care is placed in an in-game family to finally obtain all the love and care from the parents which kids need so desperately.
But for one orphan who took part in this program something went horribly wrong.
Instead of a happy childhood, Anji undergoes demonification. Betrayed for the sake of someone else’s master plan, he finds himself in the most hopeless place of Chrysalis: Hell, full of bloodthirsty demons, agony, and despair. Empowered by homesickness and revenge, Anji’s alter ego Sagie will go through Hell to face those who have taken everything from him. Cruel gods, bloody demons, and game moderators whose purpose is to keep order and safe balance will do their best to stop him on his crusade. The road will be long and gruesome, but blessed are those who struggle.
*** Project Chrysalis: Gestation is the first of four books of a brand new LitRPG series by John Gold. This is a Gamelit story of a battle for your dreams with a mix of MMORPG, space opera, dystopia, epic fantasy and sci-fi. It is full of plot twists, riddles, and revelations.
The story of Sagie has just begun. Do not believe your own eyes.
Prophecy says ancient visitors from the stars shall return at the end of this age to pass judgment on the world. Peace will usher in prosperity; war promises annihilation. They rest in-stasis, hidden away with terrible weapons of mass-destruction. The Empire of Atlantis seeks the power of the ancients to conquer all through vehement war. Humanity’s fate rests with a group of misfits, led by a mysterious figure with an ancient bloodline. A race begins, with opposing sides locked in a deadly quest to find the mythical land of the ancients. One mantra holds true for those amidst the unfolding of the prophecy, “Fight the future.”