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Get Your Free Short Stories at the Store!

Choose your gift from a selection of short stories. Available at cart totals over 10 and 20 euro, just pile on those books and you’ll see the selection at checkout.

We are constantly adding more stories, but there is plenty to go around.

You can start by getting the Antigravel Omnibus of any of our best-selling titles:

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Eros Week

Photo Credit: Rebekah Marine, the bionic model.

We’re gonna share our love-themed promotions, books, social posts and other relevant stuff you might enjoy on this post. It might get updated a couple of times.

Mythography Books with Love Themes

Heartbreaker is a black humour story that deals with love and heartache.

A love story with an alien princess visiting Earth. Read Girl Gone Nova.

A love story between an older man and a cheeky young woman. Read Slow Up.

A story of unrequited love. Read Gorgonise Me.

A teenage love story in a dystopian world. Read Dronehunter now.

A coming of age LGBT love story in a cyberpunk world. Read it now.

A new adult love story in the middle of a technothriller. Read Nanodaemons Now.

Some more short stories with a love theme

Explosive Decompression https://books2read.com/u/3G9RQQ

Loveless Ada: The Luggage Disaster https://books2read.com/u/3RVo9G

The Redjus https://books2read.com/u/49DBAX

The Whale on the Veil https://books2read.com/u/b62nGM

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If you’re not in the mood for love, here’s a giveaway for you https://books.bookfunnel.com/nohappyendings/z69zig6tmc

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Get the December Book Offers

We’ll list the active Christmas promotions for December below:

Price Drop for Sketch and Story

Smashwords

2nd Annual Smashwords End of Year Sale
December 25, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Get the cyberpunk fairy tale here from all retailers, on all formats (ebook, paperback, audiobook.)

Read this cyberpunk fairy tale.

A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Fir Tree,’ this story about a smart tree is both festive and sad, just like the original.

A Fir Tree retelling! Wow, check it out on Amazon, or search for Nanodaemons: The Fir Smart-Tree on all stores.

And available on all smaller bookstores! Search for it.

We will update this post with a few more promos as they become available, check back again.

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Binge-Worthy Reads: Return of the Aghyrians by Patty Jansen

Watcher’s Web is an exciting survival story set in an alien wilderness.

She is lost on an alien planet. He said he’d help her get home. He lied.

Jessica’s plane develops engine trouble over the dry Australian inland—and crashes in thick, unfamiliar rainforest.

A group she thinks is a search party shows up, but it consists of large-eyed not-quite people who kill all survivors except Jessica and a long-haired hippie named Brian.

No one is going to come to rescue her. In fact, they’re not even on Earth.

While the pair wrestle their way through the forest in search for help, Jessica becomes ever more suspicious of Brian. Why does he know so much about the world where they have ended up? Why is he so insistent on helping her?

Jessica has always been able to use her mind to tell animals what to do and now she’s hearing voices in her head. Another man is pleading her not to listen to Brian. Except this man can kill someone with a single look, and he uses his mental powers to order people around.

In this utterly strange and dangerous world where people seem to want something from her, who can she trust?

A gritty survival story in the vein of The Hunger Games, set in a Star Wars locality.

Start Reading Watcher’s Web for Free on Amazon US

On Amazon UK

The rich and powerful tapestry of world building captures the imagination and just doesn’t let go. The characters are full of life and complexity. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It is easy to identify with the peoples and through suspension of disbelief, this world was very real, as are the struggles being faced. Love books that make me think about what I would or wouldn’t do in that situation. Great strong female lead.

Hollywood, are you listening? This story should be made into a movie! Avatar, move over. There’s a new kid on the block! This story is well written and the characters have plenty of depth. The story flows from one page to the next, from one chapter to the next. It keeps you on the edge of your seat from page one til the end.

Get the 4-book series:

Find the entire series on Amazon, or visit the author’s page for links to other retailers.

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Sample Chapter: Girl Gone Nova

Image Credit Vitaliy Raskalov/Vadim Mahorov/Marat Dupri. Check out their daring and illegal climb atop the pyramid.

Sample Chapter

Guillermo rubbed his temples. Hard.
“You can’t just take ‘a pyramid.’”
Kyveli scoffed. “Why not? You have three of them.”
Guillermo breathed in deep. It was surprisingly chilly for being in a desert. “Because… It is an ancient monument to a Pharaoh, a tomb, actually. It has stood there for about three thousand years.”
The Teddy Bear held up a ridiculously tall parasol that only covered her from the sun, leaving him out to get a tan.
Kyveli tilted her head. “A Pharaoh?”
“Yes. Royalty. Like you, actually. You wouldn’t want someone to show up after eons and just pick up your tomb as if it was a vacation souvenir now, would you?”
She opened her pretty mouth to speak.
“Yes,” he interrupted. “I know, there won’t be a tomb left. There won’t even be a solar system left. But you know what I mean.”
Kyveli turned back to the magnificent view from atop the pyramid. Her eyes glinted as they darted around. Translucent images appeared in her field of view, and Guillermo was shocked to realise that she was actually looking up information on the Pharaohs. The ship’s Mind digested the volumes of data and gave her the highlights that it knew she’d like.
He let her take it all in.
He stood in silence, watching her. How would the Ancient Egyptians react to a visit from her? He had no doubt in his mind that she’d fit in nicely right next to Nefertiti and Cleopatra. Delicate features, thin fingers, red skin like velvet. Throw in one of those characteristic Egyptian crowns that frame the entire head and she’s a Queen now.
Worshipped by trillions.
The mind doesn’t just boggle, it shuts down completely. Guillermo tried to imagine what that actually meant. And he was no novice either, he had stood next to kings as they addressed crowds beneath them.
He spun around to watch the desert. Trillions of souls. What had they called them? Panhuman species, variations on the same theme and archetype of two hands, two feet, standing upright, across the stars. Like grains of sand.
Grains of sand at her feet.
Yes, that was the only analogy Guillermo’s brain could come up with to make the comparison.
He snorted at his thoughts. He was under the mistaken impression that the humans of today seemed somehow more advanced than the Egyptians were. But the difference of two thousand years of science was negligible next to the Ekrignontes. He squinted up at the shiny orb in the sky that called itself a silly name and had a silly Teddy Bear avatar and had the power to slice Jupiter up like an orange.
Humans were just playing with rocks, stacking them pretty.
Kyveli gestured and dismissed the AR data.
He smiled back at her.
“So I can’t take one? Not even the little one?” She pointed hesitantly at the smaller pyramid of the three and gave him the puppy eyes.
To force himself away from the urge to please her was like scratching a sunburn.
“No.”

Check out Girl Gone Nova

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Binge-Worthy Reads: Start With Star Nomad, Then Fall for the Empire

If you want to read a long series of space opera goodness, look no further than Lindsay Buroker’s Fallen Empire series.

You can start reading Star Nomad right now for free on Amazon.

The series is insanely deep and beloved by a ton of fans. It has also kicked-off a spin-off, so we’ll need Lindsay’s list of titles to keep track of it all.

Fallen Empire

Remnants — A short story that takes place 2-3 years before Star Nomad. It’s the adventure where Alisa and Mica first meet, and it’s currently only available in the You Are Here SF/F anthology.

Last Command — A novella that takes place 6 months before Star Nomad. It’s from Leonidas’s point of view and shows him carrying out his last mission before the fall of the empire. It’s currently available as a free bonus to those who sign up for the Fallen Empire newsletter.

Star Nomad — The first book and where the main adventure begins.

Saranth Three — A short story that takes place between Star Nomad and Book 2, Honor’s Flight. It’s currently a bonus for newsletter subscribers.

Honor’s Flight — Book 2 in the series

Starfall Station — A short story from Leonidas’s point of view. It takes place between Book 2 and Book 3. It’s currently available through the free Star Rebels anthology. (This is available on KoboApple, and Barnes & Noble, as well as Amazon.)

Starseers — Book 3

Relic of Sorrows — Book 4

Cleon Moon — Book 5

Arkadian Skies — Book 6

Perilous Hunt — Book 7

End Game — Book 8

Hope Springs — A honeymoon adventure that takes place after Book 8. It’s currently available in the Beyond the Stars: New Worlds, New Suns anthology.

Cyborg Legacy — This is a stand-alone novel that takes place a few years after the main series. It brings in a new hero, Jasim, but Leonidas also returns to go on the adventure.

Sky Full of Stars (Fallen Empire spinoff series)

A Sky Full of Stars takes place ten years after the events in Fallen Empire, with the next generation (Jelena, Thor, and Erick Ostberg) coming to the forefront for adventures of their own.

The Rogue Prince — Book 1

Angle of Truth — Book 2

Stolen Legacy — Book 3 (Upcoming Title)

So, grab the freebie series starters and get convinced that this journey is worth taking.

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100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime

Amazon has a list of the year’s best books. What we care about is the Sci-fi list, so here it is:

Click to see the list on Amazon

I’ve already bought Oathbringer and Artemis.

Of the rest, Persepolis Rising is definitely on my list. David Wong’s “What the Hell Did I Just Read” is also on there, I loved the last book.

Ann Leckie has no chance of ever getting my time, ever again.

The Book of Dust is getting passed around all the time in my social media echo chamber, so I’ll give it a shot.

What else should I add to my TBR pile?

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Binge-Worthy Reads: This is Your Chance to Board the Starship JJ Green

I love a good space story. And there’s nothing better than J.J. Green’s series, Shadows of the Void.

Starbound is the prequel to the fast-paced, action-packed Shadows of the Void space opera serial.

Being a Martian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Jas Harrington was only a baby when a massive fire at a fledging Martian colony took the lives of everyone close to her. After growing up in institutions on Mars and Earth, Jas travels to Antarctica to train as a deep space security operative.

All she wants is to graduate college and fulfill her dreams, but it isn’t long before she faces familiar prejudice against returned colonists.

For once, fighting her way out of her problems isn’t an option, until it is.

Starbound is the prequel to the fast-paced, action-packed Shadows of the Void space opera serial.

“Great story! Whether a first-time reader, or one experienced in this series, a must read!”

“…more than a couple of surprises that come your way when you least expect it.”

“I loved the characters, and the plot dragged you right into it.”

“Very well done, a great read.”

“Can’t wait to start the next book.”

Looks great. I wanna read it.

Download your copy today!

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Alternatively, you can sign up at J.J. Green’s newsletter and get Starbound for free.

But won’t she mind if I do that?

Nope. Because then J.J. can send you even more exclusive stuff. Just get on the spaceship right now.

I Wanna Give My Email and Download Starbound for Free

Wait. I can binge on that series?

Just dive right in.

The Books of Shadows of the Void – Complete Series

  • Prequel: Starbound (Start Here)
  • Book 1: Generation
  • Book 2: Stranded
  • Book 3: Dawn
  • Book 4: Shadowrise
  • Book 5: Underworld
  • Book 6: Burned
  • Book 7: Trapped
  • Book 8: Mars Born
  • Book 9: Shadow Battle
  • Book 10: Shadow War
  • Books 1 – 3 The Galathea Chronicles
  • Books 4 – 7 The Earth Chronicles
  • Books 8 – 10 The Galactic Chronicles (coming Sept 2017)

Start reading the Shadows of the Void series on Amazon.

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Binge-Worthy Reads: Incursion Is The Space Opera Book You Need

The war games are on, but the real battle has just begun…

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The entire Alliance is ready for the war games. The spectacular show of innovation and strength may change the way war is waged, but on far-flung worlds, devastating incursions have already begun. The Merkiaari are back, but news can only travel as fast as a foldspace drone.
Captain Eric Penleigh of the 501st Infantry Regiment looks forward to an easy assignment. All he needs to do is evaluate the best cutting-edge tech the Alliance has to offer and make nice with new alien allies. But when preparation for the games turns into a deadly war, nobody will be ready for what comes next…
Incursion is the long-awaited fifth book in the Merkiaari Wars series. If you like breathtaking space battles and heart-pounding military sci-fi, then you’ll love Mark E. Cooper’s latest entry in the beloved space opera saga.
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