The Name of the Shadow

Fear is a double-edged weapon. When a Shadow spreads over the utopian Colony, the only human enclave in a lonely planet, the young will be the first to understand the danger that hovers above them. What they find about themselves in that struggle will lead them to greatness… or to the destruction of their idyllic way of living. Who will rise a hero, and who will become a monster? In the tradition of Ursula LeGuin and Isaac Asimov, this is the story of a people that do not know fear… and what happens when they discover it. Of what is left when paranoia becomes all-encompassing, and men find the evil within each of them.

Meet Mars G. Everson

Mars G. Everson writes Sci-fi, Fantasy, and especially likes writing a mix of both. His favorite authors in those realms are Ursula K. Le Guin, Arthur C. Clarke, J.R.R. Tolkien and Brandon Sanderson. He became a writer mainly so he could put his name in the same paragraph as those writers. Mission Accomplished! He would like to live in a time where technology is indistinguishable from magic. Luckily, reality is turning that way really fast. The bad part: reality is turning that way really fast. He lives with his wife and superhero sons somewhere in America, when not travelling around this world and others in the multiverse to learn as much as he can about the human experience.

Shela

Shela is an ocean cowboy, genetically-engineered to live a peaceful life at sea herding tuna. Human traffickers are intent on capturing her and selling her into the sex trade. Their efforts to kidnap her and collect a substantial bounty leads the reader on a chaotic journey involving scheming dolphins, a bevy of misfit pirates, and the determination of Shela’s friends to rescue her from terrible danger. Everyone’s life hangs in the balance as each person must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to save Shela and themselves.

What they are saying about Shela.

“I thoroughly enjoyed “Shela”! I was pulled into the story right away and enjoyed it all the way to the end. Highly recommended.
Technical analysis of this scifi novel: world-building good (it’s Earth, but not the Earth you know or likely even imagined), character development good, plenty of action, and the suspense is excellent.”
Jack L. Knapp, author

“Set in the near future, this exciting and imaginative ocean adventure features genetically engineered human swimmers, fatalistic sentient dolphins, and malevolent human traffickers. You’ll feel the spray on your face and swell of the sea as the heroes race to save one of their own. Definitely worth a read.”
Science Fiction and Fantasy writer – S. Evan Townsend

“Brumbaugh’s creative imagination sparkles in this tale of action and suspense, love and heartbreak, good and evil. A close-knit community of genetically-altered human shepherds live an idyllic life on the ocean, working with their dolphin partners to cultivate fish for harvest. That is, until slave traders kidnap a female shepherd and spirit her away to a fate unknown. Ride a rollercoaster of emotions as remarkable heroes launch a longshot attempt at rescue. A fun, engaging read sure to keep you entertained. Five stars!”
Doug J. Cooper, author of Crystal Deception


Meet J Drew Brumbaugh

J. Drew Brumbaugh lives in northeast Ohio near Cleveland. He authors sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense novels as well as short stories. A lifelong writer, he presently has eight novels in print. J. Drew has had several career experiences over his life: a crewman on a Great Lakes iron ore boat, serving in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, being an auto mechanic, and finally becoming a part of the corporate world where he was employed in the quality control field. His avocations have included being a hockey and baseball coach, and an avid karate practitioner attaining the rank of 8th degree black belt and founding his own karate dojo. In the latest installment of his life, he enjoys landscaping and gardening and the large extended household he shares with his wife, children, and grandchildren as well as the menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, and wildlife that call the family compound their home.

Cease Fire: A Space Adventure Book 1

Stranded in uncharted space, Karma is finding it harder to keep information from the crew.

But what she knows will affect their chances of survival.

At least with the crew knowing about the device it means that she can work with them to get it back online and find a way home.

That would be the plan, but for a pesky distress call.

A distress call they have to answer.

The problem with responding to distress signals in unknown space, with untold threats all around, is that you also run the risk of needing to send out your own distress call.

Which presupposes that there are friendly folks somewhere around. And that you’re not going to attract the attention of any lurking hostiles.

Not only that, but their side quest could very well result in losing crew members.

And we’re not just talking about red shirts.


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“If you like Star Trek and devastatingly handsome androids, you’ll love this series!”

Similar to: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Firefly.

New Orders: A Space Adventure

The year on the human home world calendar is 2220.

Life is a bit like the sci-fi shows of the 20th Century in some ways.

In others? Not so much.

I’m on a League of Civilizations star ship. Yep. Star Ship. In space.

Currently trying to physically, and emotionally, recover from a crash where I lost my partner. All would be going fine except we also have to survive an encounter with the deadliest lifeform in the universe.

A lifeform we were starting to think was just legend.

No big deal.

If it were just about the lives on board that would be one thing. But it’s not. What we do next will impact everyone, in all the League civilizations. That’s hundreds of billions of sentients. They could all be wiped out.

I’m running out of options.

And time.

Oh yeah, and as if dealing with trying to save everyone in the universe wasn’t enough, I also have to contend with a crush on the ship’s first officer who also happens to be… yes, you guessed it, a synthetic life form.

Fuck my life.

Surviving either of these things intact is going to be a challenge.

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If you like Star Trek and devastatingly handsome androids, you’ll love this series!

Similar to: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Firefly

Curves & Magic: Big Swords, Big Adventures, Big Women

An elf stands on a battlefield, ready to strike. A fae prince falls for his mortal enemy.

Whether this collection of stories takes you for a journey through a magical landscape or brings a creature from a distant land to your doorstep, you won’t be left wanting of magic and excitement.

Strong women, big swords, epic adventures, and beautiful love stories come together in this fantasy book with femme fatales who look just like you.

Do you like strong heroines, wizards, dragons, and forbidden romance? Then, this set is for you.

Grab your copy of CURVES & MAGIC today. Discover nearly a dozen thrilling high & epic fantasy stories for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses, Shadow and Bone, and The Seeker that will leave you with a craving for more.

Authors in this collection include: USA Today Bestselling Author Rae Hendricks, USA Today Bestselling Author Chandra Trulove Fry, Award Winning author R.J. Lloyd, Bobbi Jo Green, E.M. Howell, R.H. Nightingale, Mary Warren, Jesse M. Harvey, AK Mulford, and Alexis C. Maness.


Meet Chandra Trulove Fry

Chandra Trulove Fry is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author who resides in Northern California with her husband, kids, and pets. Her hobbies consist of restoring and selling dolls, reading, and gardening. When she’s not spending time with family and friends she’s hiding away in her writer’s cave creating fascinating worlds for her fans to get lost in.

The Siege of Sanctum: Survival’s Steep Price

Humanity is on the brink, goblin zombies hunger for flesh, and hulking monsters devour the unwary…

There is safety behind the fortress walls of Sanctum, the last known human city to survive the outbreak. But with a dystopian government intent on crushing dissent in the name of safety, Jack Wulf prefers to face the dangers outside the walls. Alone, he scavenges for technology and equipment he can sell on the black market.

Humanity can bite the dust, for all he cares.

But a brilliant scientist devises a foolproof plan to reverse the virus. Wulf has heard many ‘foolproof’ ideas before and knows better than to trust anyone or anything. Besides, he’s facing a dozen mutants who’ve cornered him in an abandoned basement—saving humanity is out of the question… unless he can save himself.


Meet Steven Bissett

Steven Bissett has been writing stories for over fourteen years. An eclectic author, he excels at seamlessly blending genres together to produce unique stories. With compelling characters, dynamic plots, and a crisp, candid style that holds nothing back, Bissett continues to delight readers of every age.

Wanderer’s Odyssey – Books 1 to 3

The Empire will kill him for stealing this ship… but they have to catch it first!

To the Empire the Wanderer was just another booby-trapped ship to claim, and Jess was just another worthless slave who could be sacrificed in the process.

Things didn’t go to plan.  Jess survived the dangers, and when he sat in the pilot’s chair the ancient ship came to life for the first time in centuries.

Acting on instinct Jess seized the chance, firing up the engines and fleeing the Imperial forces.
Now Jess and the ancient self-aware ship are on the run, their freedom and their very existence on the line.

The smart thing to do would be to run like hell and never stop, but Jess finds he can’t ignore pleas for help from those in danger.  With the powerful Wanderer at his command he can truly make a difference… but at what cost?

Buy this collection of the first three books and see why tens of thousands of people have loved following the Wanderer’s journey, leaving comments including “In the end, I was gripping the arms of my chair as I rooted for the heroes.”, “A fast paced, can’t-put-it-down Sci-fi.” and “One of the best books I’ve read this year.”


Meet Simon Goodson

Welcome! Come in! Take a seat by the fire and let me tell you a tale of adventure, danger, ancient starships, and universe threatening evil… (Wanderer’s Escape)

Or maybe you’d prefer a tale of magical powers, dark deeds and one man’s fight to do good despite the darkness within him… (Dark Soul Silenced)

Ah! You can only stay a brief while? Then I have many shorter tales to entertain and delight you, but beware… one will never be enough! (Tales from the Starflare Universe & beyond)

Oh… it’s you… you with the insatiable appetite for new stories. Well then, I have a treat for you. Visit my site SciFi-Shorts.com for a whole bunch of totally free short stories, with a new story added every two weeks.

You came here to learn about me? Well, there’s no accounting for taste I suppose. This tale is not as dramatic as the others, but perhaps you will still enjoy hearing it. I’m a father of three who’s always loved to read and make up stories. My teachers recognised this skill from an early age, and gave me the lofty title of Daydreamer.

After many years I decided to get the worlds I created in my mind down onto paper… well, the computer anyway (my writing is horrendously unreadable!) and other people read and enjoyed them. So I keep on writing, people keep on reading, and our dogs keep on demanding they be fed. Really. Every ten minutes! It’s a wonder they can fit through the door.

The Raven Gang (Noble Animals Book 1)

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Either they’re living their own adolescent adventurous fantasy or witnessing the dawn of a supernatural invasion. Whatever it is, college student Patrick Buchanan and his friends unwittingly fall to the core of a rogue geneticist’s plan to reshape the world. Once they’re framed for an esteemed philanthropist’s murder, they must work together to uncover the man’s end game while digging into their own unpleasant pasts. But what’s the point of adventure if you don’t make friends? Whether human or not.

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Persephone’s Curse

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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

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Obsidian Detective

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Two Rebels whose Worlds Collide on a Planetary Level.

On the fringes of human space, a murder will light a fuse and send two different people colliding together.

She lives on Earth, where peace among the population is a given. He is on the fringe of society where authority is how much firepower you wield.

She is from the powerful, the elite. He is with the military. 

Both want the truth – but is revealing the truth good for society?

Two years ago, a small moon in a far off system was set to be the location of the first intergalactic war between humans and an alien race.

It never happened. However, something was found many are willing to kill to keep a secret.

Now, they have killed the wrong people.

How many will need to die to keep the truth hidden?

As many as is needed.

He will have vengeance no matter the cost. She will dig for the truth. No matter how risky the truth is to reveal.

Go up and click Buy Now and prepare for the mystery that determined humanities future.

“An incredibly good fictionalized accounting of humanities future, and what Lin and Blackwell uncovered that shook the foundations of both the powerful and the elite.” – UFE Interstellar News.