We don’t celebrate Halloween around these parts, but the whole mythology of it is so tantalising that we love this season. Even with witches, pumpkin spice lattes and jack-o’-lanterns, this time of Samhain has something spooky about it.
Our stories on the subject are short, but people find them quite enjoyable. Check them out in both ebook and audiobook:
This Australian sci-fi and fantasy author has bundled up her series starter novels in a neat box set. Check out the stories, sample them to see which ones you like and grab it now from the links below:
Five full series starters by award-winning author Patty Jansen.
This set contains:
Ambassador 1: Seeing Red – On the eve of starting his new job as Earth’s representative at the Interplanetary Assembly, a political murder catches Cory Wilson on the wrong planet and surrounded by hostile people. Yet, he’s the only one who can solve the crime.
Fire & Ice: In his hunger to return his family to power in the City of Glass, Sorcerer Tandor unleashes an evil power he can’t control.
Watcher’s Web: Jessica’s plane crashes in alien jungle. The only other surviving passenger knows far too much about the alien world where they’ve landed. He says he’ll help her, but what does he really want?
Innocence Lost: All Johanna wanted was to take over her father’s business as river trader. She got a mad prince, demons, ghosts and a kingdom in debt.
Charlotte’s Army: Seven thousand artificial human soldiers are in a space fleet, hurtling to a far-flung war. When they start misbehaving, doctor Charlotte West races against time to find out what’s wrong with them.
Rollerball meets GLOW in this bloody mess of a sport story.
Contains 2 books:
Pickle Pie: When a bankrupt armourer ends up owning a second-rate jugger player, he decides to go for it. But will he manage to even turn a profit, when he knows little about the game and its seedy world, when the opponents play dirty on and off the field, and when the game’s popularity grows with every player injury and death?
Do you wanna watch the bloody game of Cyberpink? Do you wanna meet Pickle Pie? Then read this exciting story where popularity is queen and blood runs pink.
Cherry Pie: Hector has formed his team and is now the proud owner of two Cyberpink athletes. He still has no clue what to do and how to move forward, and the enemies he has already made are trying to elbow him out of the game before he even gets to the starting line. Cherry acclimates to her new home, and Pickle’s past comes back to bite her in the butt.
Will the newly-formed team manage to win their first match? Can Pickle keep her secret? Find out in the second book of this exciting story where popularity is queen and blood runs pink.
This is book 1 of the Cyberpink Box Set series.
WARNING: “Pie Box 1” contains drug use, low inhibitions, cursing in multiple languages, British spelling, European political correctness, a ton of stuff given in the metric system, pink blood, red blood, dried blood, worship of made-up corporate gods, references to male and female body parts, drinking, abuse, murder for sport, murder for hire, attempted murder, lecherous fanboys directly from 4chan, polyamory, gangsterism, debt bondage (the non-sexy kind of bondage,) transhumanism, misquoted Doctor Who lines, LGBT characters, diversity, pickle consumption in large quantities, ouzo consumption in large quantities, poorly named things, bathroom scenes (Hitchcock would be proud,) and the story of a hero who’s just trying to do the right thing while complaining about it.
They’re sorted out on the Audiobooks page. You can always use the form at the bottom of that page to claim a review title. Ever since the new promo code system at Audible/ACX, we have plenty of those to throw around. Don’t be shy. Claim a code.
Some are novels, some are just standalone versions of short stories. We know the Audible credit format isn’t really suitable for short story audio, but it’s their problem, not ours.