Free Books 14/08/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy

The parents of royal Otharian twins Darius and Dyla have been murdered; their cousin is stealing their throne, and they are falsely accused of murder. Their only choice is to flee to the forbidden and quarantined planet Earth, but it could turn out to be a one-way trip. To return home, they must find an ancient crystal, that once belonged to Merlin, to power the return portal. When the twins stumble upon the location of the crystal, the local crime boss sends out his assassin to retrieve it. Can Darius and Dyla use their PSI powers to open the portal home and reclaim their throne before the assassin catches up to them?Sci Fi & Fantasy



Wouldn’t it be cool to suddenly have the battle skills of a seasoned warrior? What if the battles felt real but there was no physical risk to you? Wouldn’t it be perfect if the hypnotist in charge of your session were not insanely evil and using you as a weapon in a plot for revenge? Four friends enter into a Group Hypnosis study attempting to introduce fantasy adventures to small groups. Promised a video game type of adventure rescuing an Elf Queen from her crystal prison as elf warriors, a sorceress and a fairy they blindly agree to be test subjects. As soon as they fall under the good doctors spell the adventurers find a world of magic and beauty. Their transformation into fantasy creatures came with incredible battle skills and powerful magic. Yet something just does not feel right. Soon they find themselves in a hostile world that considers them the enemy. A world filled with monsters and untold dangers. A world more realistic than they ever imagined. Soon they realize the one life Dr Strong advised the game afforded was their own. Their only option is to complete their mission and pray it will be enough to return home.Sci Fi & Fantasy



An average couple suddenly find themselves in a not-so-average situation after an odd thunderstorm leaves them with psionic abilities. As they begin to discover what new things they can do, they bring in three friends to help them experiment. When attempts to share these abilities meet early failure, frustration and impatience take over and one of the friends turns out to be not as reliable as they had thought. He decides the military should control these powers, and he doesn’t care what that means for our couple.Sci Fi & Fantasy



The End of the Kai of the Dark Legacy Cycle details the violent end of the Kai Order – an ancient, spiritual guild of warrior guardians and priestesses who have sworn their lives to protect the Oracle Queen of Atlantis – at the hands of Maniok, the being referred to as the “Great Evil” in the age-old Song of the Oracle King. It is a chronicle of Arkan, the last Kai guardian, and his desperate attempt to save the life of his priestess who carries his unborn son, and his escape from Atlantis. Book I – Trinity is the story of Kieko, a lonely Lemurian boy of mixed blood who seeks to know more about his absent father’s mysterious Atlantean past. Constantly bullied by Aiko, he eventually takes refuge with the village priest in the Kadek Temple where he studies medicinal and culinary arts, calligraphy, and ultimately, the art of Ki sword. Under the tutelage of the priest he comes to know the grim truth about his father, and is prepared to face the horrific assault of the armies of the Atlantean Empire upon his humble world. And this is just the beginning . . .Sci Fi & Fantasy



Abelard has made enemies. The assassin whose name no one knows is sent to deal with him. But death isn’t always the answer. In this short introductory tale, the Assassin Without a Name makes a deal.Sci Fi & Fantasy



At the dawn of time, two ancient adversaries clashed over control of Earth. One man rose to stand at humanity’s side. A soldier whose name we still remember today… Angelic Special Forces Colonel Mikhail Mannuki’ili awakens, mortally wounded, in his crashed ship. The woman who saves his life has abilities which seem familiar, but with no memory of his past, he can’t remember why! With his ship destroyed and a shattered wing, he has no choice but to integrate into her village. Ninsianna’s people have prophecies of a winged champion, a Sword of the Gods who will defend her people against an Evil One. Mikhail insists he’s no demi-god, but her dark premonitions and his uncanny ability to kill say otherwise. Even without the technology destroyed along with his ship, the sword he carries is a weapon of mass destruction to a people who still throw sticks and stones. When young women start to disappear, Mikhail must organize her people to fight back. Evil whispers to a sullen Prince. A dying species seeks to avoid extinction. Two emperors, entrenched in their ancient ideologies, cannot see the larger threat. As intrigues roil the heavens, a tiny Mesopotamian town becomes ground-zero for this fantasy fiction retelling of mankind’s most epic story about the battle between good and evil, the clash of empires and ideologies, and the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth. The Archangel Mikhail.Sci Fi & Fantasy



The existence of superheroes is revealed when an argument between two superheroes boils over into chaos at the downtown plaza during late night Christmas shopping. The raging battle tears the area apart and terrorizes the shoppers. Nothing can stop them until they make a terrible mistake!Sci Fi & Fantasy



A Horror Novelette They were only going out to dinner and a movie. But their plans go astray, and friends Cassie, Mary, Denise, and James decide to take a detour down a lonely mountain road. A felled tree blocks their passage and forces them to turn around in a clearing containing a disturbing arrangement of four deer carcasses. Then their truck breaks down, and their cell phones don’t work. They must brave the cold December air, nightfall, and a long hike. Yet their troubles are just beginning. Tension runs high between the four young friends…and they are not alone. Each step brings them closer to safety, but will they make it to the main road alive? Includes the monster’s origin story “Nightmare at the Freak Show”Sci Fi & Fantasy



A demon who wants souls; a child born to stop him. The demon Azazel will stop at nothing to corrupt souls, even if he has to make his own. But in doing so, his process mistakenly creates an abomination more powerful than he imagined: the Unnamed. A blind orphan, Haedyn has never fit in with the other children. But when she comes face-to-face with pure evil, she discovers that she’s not even human. She must decide what to do in a world where she doesn’t belong. The Unnamed is the short story prelude to The Haedyn Chronicles.Sci Fi & Fantasy



It started out as a drive down a backwoods Nova Scotia road. Oh sure, Hillman was thinking about suicide. Oh sure, the dead woman in the back seat was goading him on. Oh sure, Hillman wasn’t even certain just who he really was. Only that old trickster, Coyote had something to say about the matter. Not to mention the Troll… What Some People Say About Steve Vernon “True originality is rare but you’ll find it everytime Steve Vernon puts his fingers on the keyboard.” – Jeff Strand, author of Pressure. “Steve Vernon is one of the finest talents of horror and dark fiction.” – Owl Goingback, author of Crota. “If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon.” – Bookgasm “The genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion.” –Edward Lee, author of FLESH GOTHIC and CITY INFERNALSci Fi & Fantasy



My Story An obsessed magician will do anything it takes to satisfy his perverse needs. My Myth He turns to forbidden arts to manifest his will. My Revelation In doing so, he will bring about the end of everything. My Babylon A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. The story of a cursed young man who has an intimate view of the Apocalypse. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices, to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens. My Babylon is told in a series of novellas. Book Two: Rose, is coming to Kobo August 10th.Sci Fi & Fantasy



For nearly twenty years, the six Gods of Trivallyn have been silent and deaf to the prayers of their mortals. In their absence, the world has become ravaged by innumerable disasters such as ice storms, earthquakes, plague and typhoons. War is brewing and imminent across all the lands, and words forsaking the lost Gods are being whispered everywhere. Kaymin Numont, prince and heir of the country of Dargis, a country suffering from flooding due to its ceaseless rains, returns from a mission that will undoubtedly incite war between his lands and the neighboring country of Corrado. Neither he nor his father, the king, favor the idea of battle, but both have come to believe it is now inevitable. But then, Kaymin is come upon by a man – a very strange man who claims to be Terek, one of Trivallyn’s lost Gods. His explanations for the absence of the Gods, as well as for all the disasters now occurring throughout Trivallyn, are horrifying. They also give name to the true force that is threatening their world, a force intent upon manipulating all of Trivallyn into its own destruction. But before this threat can even be confronted, the remaining lost Gods must be freed. With their essences bound and hidden within Trivallyn’s five outlying countries, Terek bids Kaymin to begin a quest that will locate and free these Gods who have been imprisoned for nearly twenty years. Together with his royal wizard, Jian, Kaymin begins a journey that will lead them through foreign lands, political upheaval, unknown dangers, and surprising allies. The battle for Trivallyn has begun.Sci Fi & Fantasy



Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults. The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty. On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her — adolescence. Colony East, book 2 of the trilogy, will be available in October. Sign up for an email notification: Sci Fi & Fantasy