Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's a Sci Fi Fantasy

Good Morning Fans! Things are in full swing this week already! Lots of great new releases and sales!!! Today, let's move away from some Romances and pull out some Sci-Fantasy!!! 

Get that alien on! 


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In under 10 minutes, 99.9% of the world's population will be dead… or changed. Conversion is instant. Headshots just make them angry. And they’re getting smarter.

Ken Strickland has made it through the first moments. But his family is still out there.

Can he survive? Can he find them? Or will he become one more of the
creatures that now rule our world?
THE COLONY: GENESIS is the first volume of an apocalyptic series by #1 bestselling novelist Michaelbrent Collings
From the author:
As with so many of my books, there are twists and turns throughout THE COLONY: GENESIS. So please remember: reviews are great, but please don't spoil the book for others by revealing the secrets!

Also, if you enjoy the book, please recommend it to a friend! The only way to keep your favorite authors working to bring you YOUR favorite books is not only to buy the book, but to encourage others to do so as well. Happy reading....

Shooting a Mammoth - Amazon

When six woolly mammoths wander to the edge of a small Indiana town, some react with wonder, others with fear. All will be profoundly changed by the experience. 

Dr. David Wrangel has followed the mammoths from their original home on the Canadian tundra, becoming a celebrity in the process. He fears that trouble is inevitable as they come ever closer to populated areas. Jay Huck owns the abandoned mint field where the mammoths have chosen to graze. The sinister Oberhausen twins are eager to kill the mammoths, and when the people of New Porter start getting mysteriously ill, they gain surprising allies. 

In the tradition of Jurassic Park, Shooting a Mammoth explores what happens when modern people come face to face with wondrous animals long thought to be extinct. Ancient instincts are awakened in this thrilling and strangely believable tale. 

The Book of Deacon - Amazon

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Myranda is a young woman more interested in staying alive than being a hero. Orphaned by a continent-spanning war that has gone on for decades too long and shunned for failing to support it, she has been on the move since she was only a child. One can hardly blame her when she thinks that the chance discovery of a fallen soldier's priceless cargo is the moment that will change her life. No one could predict just how great that change would be. It will lead her through an adventure of rebels and generals, of wizards and warriors, and of beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step of the way will take her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.

Carl the Heretic - Amazon

Even for a nineteen-year-old, shape-shifting alien, Carl has got a lot of problems. But he's gotten used to depending on himself ever since he was banished to Earth for a heresy crime he didn't commit. His superiors, finding themselves against a deadline, give Carl three direct orders: 

1. Escort and protect the prophetic “Chosen One,” a sixteen-year-old earthling named Dash Davenport, to fight the Doom Mob—an army that has invaded Carl's home planet. 

2. Visit your dying mother—a woman who once tried to kill him. 

3. Search for a mysterious weapon called “The Circlette”—a weapon that no one has ever seen before. 

That would be enough to give any guy a headache, but Carl also has to cope with his psychic girlfriend who only tells him what he wants to hear, a spaceship full of weirdoes who don't seem to have the wits to fly their rickety ship across the street—let alone to another planet, and an intergalactic assassin from the Doom Mob named Morgandy. 

When Carl discovers that Dash Davenport is a pacifist and is planning to read a feeble speech about peace to the army of killers he's been “chosen” to fight, Carl begins to think that the prophecy is as dubious as the lottery numbers in a fortune cookie. With the fate of his planet at stake, he secretly teams up with a deranged librarian to devise a plan to defeat the army and their secret weapon, disobeying the prophecy and risking a death sentence for treason. 

What Carl doesn't realize is that Dash and Morgandy have secrets of their own. 

Crash Landing: Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series - Episode 1 - Amazon

Travel back in time with the Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series and follow Aurelius, a man from another world, on his adventure with generation after generation of the Proctor family through some of the most important events and discoveries in history.   Meet famous historic figures and discover how they were impacted. The possibilities are endless with this cast of characters, who must surely be out there somewhere.


“I yearn for only one thing in life…adventure!” – Emily Proctor journal entry, dated April 16,

After crashing at Proctor Farm, Aurelius is pronounced dead by Judge Proctor and the town doctor. Hiding him away from harm and spectacle, they open a doorway that will ultimately change Emily’s life and the world forever.

Emily watches over him as he lies in a coma, tortured by the unknown. Nursing him to health, she will do the unthinkable and fall in love with him.  However, with a mission of his own, Aurelius must find a way to return home to Erebus, which means he will leave Emily behind. If he’s discovered alive, they’ll have much more to worry about than love.

Crash Landing is the first story from the Aurora Conspiracy Trilogy prequel series. You might also enjoy Quest of the Hybrid (Aurora Conspiracy Trilogy: Book 1).

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A black hooded figure suddenly appeared behind her. She gasped and her brown eyes grew wide. Nathan watched helplessly as a small trickle of blood fell from her mouth. Other hooded figures appeared; their silver swords clutched upright against their chests. Nathan held tight to her lifeless body while trying to fight back the tears that swelled in his eyes. "No," he cried. "No!"

Nineteen-year-old Nathan Urye is supposed to be having a relaxing summer as a camp counselor but ever since he started having nightmares about a beautiful girl being hunted by flesh-clawing monsters, his life has been anything but normal.

Soon, Nathan discovers that the sleepy college town of Cahokia Falls is far from ordinary when two unexplained deaths rock the town and campus. Who or what is behind the murders? Does it have anything to do with the newly-discovered cave symbol? And what about the spine-chilling campfire stories about ancient tribal beliefs and mystical legends?

For Nathan Urye, things just keep getting creepier and creepier, and now it appears that everyone at camp is in danger...

Porphyrias. Originating in Transylvania, the disease was penance for cannibals and those who took pleasure in feeding on the blood of another. This disease ravaged the infected body; drained the tone of their skin, caused them to grow fangs, disallowed for them to leave the house in the day and plagued them with an unending thirst for human blood. Those that were infected came to be known as vampires.

Eventually, the diseased few turned too many and soon, the vampire race was comparable to the true humans. Throughout this process, Micah, a vampire and Samantha, a true human "Quencher", whose blood allows Micah to face the sun and survive, are lovers. Although, Micah is not the only one who seeks the blood of his beloved Samantha. When Samantha fulfills her dream of going to Europe to study the vampire race, Micah and their vampire friend, Constance, accompanies her for protection.

However, the deeper they delve into the secrets behind the vampire race; the harder it is to escape their plans. Micah, Samantha and Constance must take a stand against the vampire government before the Rise of the Dark Sun is able to break through the dawn and allow all vampires the key to the gift of sunlight.

Battle raged on the desert sands of the Great Depression. A land of tribal warriors, scattered and leaderless, was finally united under one mind, a man proclaimed as Husam al-Din, the Sword of the Faith.

On the dark day of his death, al-Din’s priests tore his mind apart, preventing his treacherous wife, Maymunah, from taking control of the armies. They disappeared beyond the borders of the known lands, taking with them six harmonic stones containing the mind of al-Din, leaving the tribes leaderless and united only by faith.

Revenge vowed, Maymunah set her ancestors on a quest to recover the lost stones that contained her husband’s power. Centuries passed as nothing was found, until twenty generations later, in an ice cave deep in the Meil’vohllen Mountains, Hallen made a discovery that would change the world forever. Unable to contain the power of the stones, Hallen’s mind was lost, and for three further generations the daughters of Maymunah have only heard whispers in the wind...

The Madness of Hallen is the first of four epic fantasy novels, following the lives of two brothers in their quest against the rightful heir to the mind of Husam al-Din.

It is four thousand years since the Spore returned to feed on the living. Now, beneath the shadow of the ancient Harbingers, man has been forced to live most of their lives underground. . . but not all. On a small island is Etinox, a city beneath the watchful eyes of the Techpriests of the Tower.

Iaya, a young resident of Etinox, decides to risk the dangers of the Moon Wood to save her terminally ill mother. She has been told all her life that God lives in the mountains outside the wood. Iaya learns that God is something else entirely.

She is given a message that forever changes her life.

Find Ark.

Meanwhile, upon the Dead Continent, war is coming. The Harbingers fight for the possession of Ark. It is their birthright, and only one can win it as a prize.

The Plagues destroyed almost everything. There are no more cars, no more planes, and no more electricity. Differents undid that damage. They rebuilt the world. They move our trains, heat our homes, and feed our children.

Gavin Stillman is a Different, but everyone thinks his ability is a curse. Gavin has no sub-conscious. He must actively control all of the systems in his body. He cannot sleep, he has to focus on his breathing, and he must regulate his hormones. He knows he can still help people, if only they would let him prove himself. When he finds a trail of half-eaten human remains all over Los Angeles, Gavin has to wonder if the government lied, is The Beast still alive? Finding out the answer is going to test the true limit of Gavin’s abilities. Will he survive long enough to show he can be a hero?

Thomas Calhoun is a Chosen Son, created by God, infused with a spark of the Divine, and given the strength to right the ills of this world. He knows it’s a sin that his brothers toil away heating our homes and feeding our children. God meant for the humans to provide for the Chosen. Thomas will make them serve… as his dinner.

Learn more about the universe of Chosen Different at www.chosendifferent.com 

From the outside, Paul Bennett appears to be an ordinary high school senior from small-town Kentucky. But Paul has a secret. He possesses an extraordinary gift which allows him to leave his body during the night and go anywhere, see anything—unseen, undetected.

Unbeknownst to Paul, he is not alone in his ability--there are others who can do what he can, and they belong to Astralis, a government agency funded by the United Nations who train people like Paul to become spies. When one of their scouts recognizes Paul for what he is, he is offered a place in the agency.

Paul makes a new life at Astralis, forging new friendships and inadvertently creating new enemies. Through the mentoring of the agency's director, Dr. Abrams, Paul finds a place where he finally feels he belongs.

Unfortunately, Astralis is an organization under siege from within. Not everyone feels Dr. Abrams is a fit director, and some are willing to do anything to make a change of leadership--even murder.

Watchers of the Night is the first novel of the Watchers Trilogy, and ends with a cliff-hanger. You WILL be left with questions at the conclusion of this novel.

A short story. When a man for whom "computer wizard" is a metaphor gets hired by a magical legion, you'd expect him to have a snowflake's chance in a very hot place. But it turns out that there is more than one form of magic. And the witch who stole his heart better hope that his is effective.

Two sisters with special gifts and an unbreakable bond ...

Cyena and Tyana were born to powerful parents who are among the ruling class on their planet. Their lives are pampered but isolated, constricted to the city walls in which they were born.

Fun loving with a rare but powerful mind power, Tyana is accustomed to being treated like a princess and using her influence to get anything she wants – including protecting her sister from the elders and students who look down on her. The opposite of Tyana in most ways, Cyena’s second-class mind skills make others view her as a blemish on the family bloodline. No one but her sister believes in her.

They don’t know that a war is brewing, until it erupts. A class war tears their perfect world a part, leaving them helpless, alone and worse –severed from one another.

Each girl will risk her life to find the other, and each will be challenged to hone her powers in order to survive environments unlike any they’ve ever experienced.

Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds hersef running from everything she's ever known.
Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.

Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai.

Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia’s worst nightmare comes to life and she begins to show signs of power. Scared and unable to control her gifts, she tries to hide her past to fit in among the Denai. But the Septori want their latest test subject back and will stop at nothing to retrieve her, dead or alive.

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The clock ticks down for 19-year-old Jesse Proctor as she embarks on a quest to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance into a windmill 10 years before--the very windmill conspiracy theorists believe an alien met fate with in 1897 in Aurora, Texas. Desperate to find answers, she uncovers an enigma--a dimension portal, which opens the doorway to some of the most mysterious places in the universe including: the Bermuda Triangle, the Pyramids of Giza and Atlantis. Could it also lead her to the love of her life?

After Jesse meets Aurelius, an alien from Planet Erebus, she discovers a secret that will throw her into the middle of an age-old war with the Celphians, who desires to extinguish the hybrid-infested human race. Danger and mayhem await them at every turn. To make matters worse, her mother is being held captive on Planet Celphi.

Or is she?

A massive solar storm kills billions and wipes out the technological infrastructure, and the few survivors learn that some among them have...changed.

(Book #2 in the After series)

It's six weeks after the shock.

The smoke on the horizon has diminished, and Rachel Wheeler and her two traveling companions head toward the mountains where Rachel's grandfather Franklin has built a survivalist compound.

However, the strange mutated people known as Zapheads seem to be changing from bloodthirsty killers into a force far more menacing. A secret military installation holds the key to rebuilding civilization, but Franklin doesn't trust their intentions.

And the Zapheads are adapting to the new world faster than the human survivors, who must fight for their place in a future that may have no room for them.

Look for the first book in the series, AFTER: THE SHOCK., and the third book, AFTER: MILEPOST 291. 

A sprawling tale blending science fiction, high technology, and fantasy, The Aliomenti Saga traces the rise and proliferation of a secret group of supernaturally gifted men and women through the life of their most dynamic member, Will Stark.


Will Stark is a phenomenally successful businessman, happily married, with a young son he adores. When he arrives home on his 35th birthday, he finds the guards to his gated community murdered, his home ablaze with his family inside, and his life nearly ended by those responsible. Will is immersed in the culture of the Alliance, a splinter group of the Aliomenti. He'll learn their secrets... and more about himself and his destiny than he ever imagined possible.

Will meets a young girl named Elizabeth Lowell, resident of a hidden village, daughter of the leader of that village, and one forced against her will to bear the burden of learning the secrets the villagers seek to learn. Elizabeth has secrets of her own, though, and Will must ensure that the revelation of those secrets doesn't result in the girl's death... as it did for her mother.

Drawing upon his business and life experiences, Will transforms the Aliomenti into a global financial powerhouse awash in technological advances that would astound their human peers. But when power and wealth turn to paranoia, Will must decide if the group can be saved--or if the actions of the Leader of the Aliomenti mean a permanent separation is inevitable.

"Dick’s best books always describe a future that is both entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable."—The New York Times Book Review
When a repairman accidentally discovers a parallel universe, everyone sees it as an opportunity, whether as a way to ease Earth’s overcrowding, set up a personal kingdom, or hide an inconvenient mistress. But when a civilization is found already living there, the people on this side of the crack are sent scrambling to discover their motives. Will these parallel humans come in peace, or are they just as corrupt and ill-intentioned as the people of this world?

House of Blades (The Traveler's Gate Trilogy: Book #1) $2.99

Simon can only watch, helpless, as his family is killed and his friends captured by enemy Travelers—men and women who can summon mystical powers from otherworldly Territories. To top it off, another young man from Simon's village discovers that he's a savior prophesied to destroy evil and save the realm.

Prophecy has nothing to say about Simon. He has no special powers, no magical weapons, and no guarantee that he'll survive. But he sets off anyway, alone, to gain the power he needs to oppose the Travelers and topple their ruthless Overlord. It may not be his destiny, but Simon's determined to rescue his fellow villagers from certain death.

Because who cares about prophecy, really?

The Colony: Renegades (The Colony, Vol. 2) - $2.99

BEING ALIVE means you just have more to LOSE.
The zombies are changing. Growing faster. Stronger. SMARTER. Working together to destroy all of humanity.

Ken Strickland has found his family. But finding something and keeping it are two very different things.

The survivors are bruised. They are broken. And they are about to find out that the worst monsters are among those they count as their friends.

Landmoor $2.99

The warding has failed, and a powerful ancient magic is disturbed -- the Everoot.
Thealos Quickfellow, a Shae from the kingdom of Avisahn, has left his homeland to learn first hand of the threat of the Bandit Rebellion. His life is forever changed when he meets the mysterious Sleepwalker known as Jaerod. For Thealos himself is one of the keys that can open a door to a Silvan artifact which can tame the forbidden side of the Everoot.

As the valley of the kingdoms of Dos-Aralon and Avisahn grows weaker and weaker, the cruel Bandit Rebellion prepares to claim a stronghold in the south. There they will launch a new war by using the Everoot and its power to heal or destroy. Thealos and Jaerod must defy the powers of men, Shae, and other foes to reach the place where the conflict will begin - and where the dangerous Everoot is being harvested. A fortress called Landmoor.

Stone Age $2.99

Our Earth is fighting a daily battle, shielding us and our life-giving technology from the electromagnetic ravages of the sun. Every 100 years or so, we are hit by an epic solar storm which could devastate our world’s electrical-based society were it to strike today.

It happened last in 1859, when we had little technology… over 150 years ago. We are past due!

Any day now we will be hit with a solar storm that will return us back to the Stone Age!
- Noted astrophysicist, Dr. Carrington Reid

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A vacationing family is separated;
A friend readies them for a catastrophe;
A young love blossoms;
A prophet's fame rises;
A prepper waits for the violence to come;

All are unprepared for the apocalypse about to strike the Earth, one so great and unprecedented, it will bring humanity into a new Stone Age.

Last Woman- $2.99

After emerging from a coma, Faye Wills opens her eyes to complete darkness and the feeling of being trapped. Soon she discovers she is in no less than a nightmare world and awakens in the worst place imaginable. She is one of thousands of bodies in a makeshift mass grave that was once a football stadium.

Left for dead.

There are no signs of life and the only sound she hears is the buzzing of flies that follow the stench of death.

Once out of the stadium she steps into a desolate, barren world, void of all life and people. Faye learns that while in a comatose state, the world was besieged by some sort of epidemic. Without a soul around, there are a lot of missing pieces.

Where did everyone go? What really happened?

Though in a weakened state, she must pull it together and move forward. She focuses on a goal of finding not only answers but survivors. However, the further she moves in her journey, the more Faye realizes that she may never find anyone and must face the very scary and real possibility that she may not only be the last woman on earth, but the last person as well. 

One Second After $2.99

New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP).  A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.
Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the BeachFail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.

The aliens say they come in peace...

When the emissaries from the Galactic Federation arrive on Earth, humanity is astonished to learn of the populated universe outside Earth’s atmosphere. A peaceful federation of a thousand alien races, united in peace and harmony, is just waiting for the human race to abandon its warlike impulses and join the Federation. A brave new destiny awaits the human race...

But there are odd points about the Federation, little pieces of evidence that suggest a far darker motive for visiting Earth. As an unlikely band of heroes struggles to form a resistance against the alien threat, Earth’s fate hangs in the balance – and defeat may mean the end of everything.

[Like my other self-published Kindle books, The Trojan Horse is DRM-free. You may reformat it as you choose. There is a large sample of the text – and my other books – on my site: chrishanger.net. Try before you buy.] 

Earth is not alone. There is a towering civilisation out in the galaxy, far greater than anything we can imagine. But we are isolated from the galaxy ... until now.

When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth, intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship – and their lives.

To Steve, the captured starship represents a great opportunity, one to establish a new civilisation away from Earth and its increasingly oppressive bureaucracy. But with the aliens plotting their revenge and human factions suspicious of the new technology, it will be far from easy to create a whole new world ...

[Like my other self-published Kindle books, A Learning Experience is DRM-free. You may reformat it as you choose. There is a large sample of the text – and my other books – on my site: chrishanger.net. Try before you buy.] 

From New York Times bestselling author Ryan Winfield, a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal, and adventure.

What if the plan to save Earth includes the extinction of humankind?

Sometimes the best intentions ultimately lead to evil ends. That's what fifteen-year-old Aubrey VanHouten learns when he stumbles onto a post-apocalyptic paradise where the few remaining humans live on the run from deadly drones controlled by a mysterious Park Service. Beautifully written with challenging moral dilemmas and heart-melting friendships, The Park Service trilogy is an epic coming-of-age-story that will inspire and delight readers young and old.

Farlan has welcomed those of magical heritage with open arms, but it has come at a price. The Brotherhood is amassing a large army in the Kingdom of Rane to the east with designs on not only conquering Farlan but slaughtering every mage and magical being that dares to stray into their path.
Thad has sent out his friends in hopes of rallying the magical creatures to defend the only known safe haven in Kurt. The dwarves that hide in their valley, the elves of the wooded isle, and the Vathari who dwell deep in the underearth—they are the only hope Farlan has to win. As the last of the winter snows melt, Thad must ride out to face the coming horde with his meager army and pray that help comes soon; otherwise, all will be lost. 

The city of Klaar has never fallen. No enemy has ever made it across the Long Bridge or penetrated the city’s mighty walls. Even when a powerful invading army shows up at the gates, the duke and his daughter, Rina Veraiin, are certain that it poses little threat.
But they are cruelly betrayed from within and, in a horrific spasm of violence, the city is brought to its knees.
With the help of her bodyguard, Kork, the battle-trained young Rina narrowly escapes the slaughter and makes her way to the lair of an ancient sorcerer—the Ink Mage—who gifts her with a strange, beautiful set of magical tattoos.
Now a duchess in exile, Rina sets out on a quest to reclaim what is rightfully hers, aided by a motley assortment of followers who will help her in her cause—some for noble reasons and others for their own dark purposes.
With the enemy’s agents nipping at her heels, Rina must learn to harness her new and startling magical powers if she is to assert her rightful place as ruler of Klaar.
This book

Last Stand: Surviving America's Collapse $3.99

John Mack, a prepper and former soldier, struggles to save his family and community after an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) takes out the country's electrical grid. With most electronics, communications and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy.

For John and the other residents of Willow Creek Drive, the breakdown of social order throws them back to the 1800s. As the community tries to come together, a powerful outside force appears that threatens their survival. Will John's years of military and prepping experience be enough to keep them safe?

Mixing tons of useful prepping tips into an action-packed story, Last Stand: Surviving America's Collapse, is a must-read for any fans of survival fiction.

The Black Guard $3.99

As the least favored child, it was no surprise when Rivka's father selects her, at age six, to comply with the country's conscript law. Sent away to the military to be raised and trained, she struggles to keep from falling into an abyss of despair. Only when she adopts a new friend's dream of becoming a member of the elite Black Guard does she find a new reason to live.
Few make it into the Black Guard, but Rivka is determined. Yet when she makes it and is sent on her first mission, to protect a ruling family during a revolution, she discovers to her dismay that the Black Guard may not be as perfect as she had believed. Thus Rivka begins a journey that will change her and the Black Guard forever.

Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut Series) $4.59

Adapted for a magnificent George Roy Hill film three years later (perhaps the only film adaptation of a masterpiece which exceeds its source), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) is the now famous parable of Billy Pilgrim, a World War II veteran and POW, who has in the later stage of his life become "unstuck in time" and who experiences at will (or unwillingly) all known events of his chronology out of order and sometimes simultaneously.

Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralmafadorians who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

The "unstuck" nature of Pilgrim's experience may constitute an early novelistic use of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; then again, Pilgrim's aliens may be as "real" as Dresden is real to him. Struggling to find some purpose, order or meaning to his existence and humanity's, Pilgrim meets the beauteous and mysterious Montana Wildhack (certainly the author's best character name), has a child with her and drifts on some supernal plane, finally, in which Kilgore Trout, the Tralmafadorians, Montana Wildhack and the ruins of Dresden do not merge but rather disperse through all planes of existence.

Fireblood (Whispers from Mirrowen) $4.99

Tyrus of Kenatos has made it his life’s work to banish the plagues that ravage the kingdoms. He believes the answer to ending the devastation lies in the Scourgelands. Yet, Tyrus’s first expedition into the cursed woods failed after being defeated by mysterious minions who stalked and killed most of his band.
Now a prisoner in his own tower, Tyrus has summoned his nephew Annon—a Druidecht possessing innate magic called the fireblood—on the guise of finding a hidden treasure with which to purchase his twin sister Hettie’s freedom. But in reality, Tyrus is using his niece and nephew, and their magic, as an opportunity to escape and resume his desperate mission. And to aid them, he has enlisted the warrior-monk Paedrin—who is almost as green as the siblings when it comes to traveling these troubled lands. The trio is determined, and along the way they grow to trust each other—and new additions to the group—in order to accomplish their missions…whether or not those missions are one and the same.
But the Arch-Rike—ruthless ruler of Kenatos—has learned of these plans, and has sent the fearsome Kishion to destroy all those that oppose him. Now Tyrus and his unwitting allies must face down not only the plague, but this new enemy—and fulfill their quest before a fresh horror is unleashed on the world…

Queen of Stars (The Starfolk) $4.99

While discovering the truth behind his half-human, half-elven parentage, master swordsman Rigel not only defeated the horrific monsters of the Starlands, but also thwarted Prince Vildiar’s dark designs to conquer the elven realms.
Now, despite his fate to die an early, violent death if he remains in the Starlands, Rigel refuses to return to Earth, consumed as he is by love for the newly crowned Queen Talitha. But this passion is perilous: Vildiar has hatched multiple conspiracies to usurp the throne, and a vision has revealed that if Rigel and Talitha ever consummate their love, it will only hasten Rigel’s inevitable demise.
Even under a pall of doom, Rigel never hesitates to defend the land and people he has taken on as his own. As traitors plot Talitha’s downfall, Rigel rescues one of Vildiar’s own half-breed offspring from Earth and offers her a new life in the Starlands. But will she embrace this gift without guile…or is she preparing to plunge a dagger into Rigel’s back?

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