Available only between April 1-15, the authors below have generously made available a sample of one of their lesfic sci-fi/fantasy books for reader enjoyment.
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Author: Adan Ramie
What could possibly be worse than ending up on a prison planet where the only way out is death?
Rison Ecks is a criminal. She's been sentenced to live out the rest of her life doing manual labor on a prison planet in a dark corner of the galaxy for attempting to assassinate the man who killed her lover. Then her prison transport crash lands on an unplotted planet, and Rison is flung into the middle of a deadly competition that no one escapes with their lives. But Rison is made of stronger stuff than most, especially when faced with a strong, beautiful woman and an innocent life in peril. Together, they plot to overthrow their captors... even if it kills them.
Will they survive to fight the real monster on this planet?
Title: Out of This World
Author: Annette Mori
With a name like Mabel Butt, being picked on is the norm, so her job at the library was the perfect hideout. Mabel is so far in the closet, that even her best friend and secret crush, Sydney, can't pull her out. Celeste, a beautiful, exotic stranger comes into the library and changes everything. Mabel is defenseless against her charms.
To call Celeste a bit eccentric is an understatement, drawing the wrong kind of attention to her and Mabel. Soon it is discovered that someone is trying to track her down, With Sydney's help, a game of cat and mouse begins to try and keep Celeste safe.
Sparks fly all around the three women as they join forces in this romantic comedy, which really is out of this world.
Author: Barbara Winkes
Angel. Vampire. Witch. Fairy. Shifter.
For a long time, paranormal beings have lived alongside of humans, and minded their own business. After being mocked, hunted and used for millennia, it's not in their best interest to get involved in human affairs—yet, these five females can't turn away from the attacks on the dignity of human women. They have intervened before, but one incident convinces them that the time has come to turn their efforts into a global movement. The tide is finally turning.
Title: Princess of Dorsa
Author: Eliza Andrews
Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she were a boy, she'd be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor. It's an expectation she's always hated, but what choice does she have?
Everything changes when an unknown would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia's life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire — but who? The Emperor suddenly begins to look at his daughter differently. Unsure of whom he can trust, he realizes that Natasia might be his best option for an heir.
Will she rise to the occasion? Or will the Empire fall after an untested princess takes her father's crown?
Title: Ardulum: First Don | Author: J.S. Fields
The planet that vanishes. The planet that sleeps.
When Ardulum first appeared, the inhabitants brought agriculture, art and interstellar technology to the Neek people before vanishing back into space. Two hundred years later, Neek has joined the Charted Systems, a group of planets bound together through commerce and wormhole routes, where violence is nonexistent and technology has been built around the malleability of cellulose.
When the tramp transport Mercy's Pledge accidentally stumbles into an armed confrontation between the Charted System sheriffs and an unknown species, the crew learns the high cost of peace—the enslavement and genetic manipulation of the Ardulan people. Now a young Neek, outcast from her world for refusal to worship ancient Ardulans as gods, must reconcile her planet's religion with the slave child whom she has chosen to protect—a child whose ability to manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of the ancient myths of Ardulum. But protecting the child comes at a cost—the cultural destruction of her world and the deaths of billions of Charted System inhabitants.
Title: Ardulum: Second Don
Author: J.S. Fields
The Charted Systems are in pieces. Mercy's Pledge is destroyed, and her captain dead. With no homes to return to, the remaining crew set off on a journey to find the mythical planet of Ardulum—a planet where Emn might find her people and Neek the answers she's long sought. Finding the planet, however, brings a host of uncomfortable truths about Ardulum's vision for the galaxy, and Neek's role in a religion that refuses to release her. Neek must balance her planet's past and the unchecked power of the Ardulans with a budding relationship and a surprising revelation about her own genealogy.
Ardulum, The Second Don blends space opera and hard science into a story about two women persistently bound to their past, and a sentient planet determined to shape their future.
Title: Recombinant Love | Author: K'Anne Meinel
While hiking the mountains and deserts of Arizona with her best friend, D.O.G., Ryley Graham hears a whirring noise. Thinking D.O.G. has cornered a rattlesnake, she rushes to protect him and is blinded by a light seemingly coming from nowhere and everywhere simultaneously.
Waking up 510 years later, she is confused by the unfamiliar machinery and 'people' that surround her. Skeptical when she is informed she is aboard a spaceship that explores wormholes, it takes a great deal of effort to finally convince Ryley she isn't in a government-owned facility and part of some huge experiment or conspiracy.
Adjusting to the odd life forms that coexist on the ship, Ryley begins to accept that she can never go back to Earth 2015, and she begins to contribute her own unique knowledge and skills to their survival. As Ryley makes new friends, one of them begins to stand out...
Mercédès is a woman...half human and half android. She is struggling to understand her human side and the odd feelings she is developing for this Earthwoman.
Learning about love, and learning to love will be huge challenges as Ryley and Mercédès begin to forge a future. What impact will it have when they discover the real reason Ryley was taken in the first place?
Title: Reality Dawn
Author: Kate Genet
Reality Dawn is a dimension travelling Reality Worker. She's on our Earth to make sure no unauthorized doors between dimensions are opened, Unbeknownst to most people, this happens quite often - passages from one Earth to another, parallel Earth open without warning, and the consequences can be alarming. Fearless, adventurous Reality Dawn loves her job, and loves having company on her travels, which is why, when Rae meets her after her sister-in law mysteriously disappears, Rae is invited along for the daring rescue from a parallel Earth unlike anything she's ever seen.
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Title: The Cupid Conundrum
Author: Lucy True
Burgundy Jane Hart is Rock Grove’s librarian and witch-in-training. Life in a supernatural town is pretty good for Burgundy and her quirky neighbors, until Cupid shows up and tries to make matches with disastrous results. (Whoever heard of a werewolf falling in love with a vampire? Seriously!)
Confronting a mythological menace bent on wrecking romantic havoc is no easy task, but Burgundy will do her best. Especially when she realizes she – and her completely adorable crush, Charlotte – might be in the path of the next arrow.
She needs to stop Cupid, and quickly, before love’s arrow gets her entangled in a romance she’s not ready for… even though she wants it!
Welcome to Rock Grove, a supernatural storybook town where one sassy small-town librarian/witch finds herself dealing with more than just overdue books!
Title: The World Will Never Be
Author: Maria Siopis
The world where the straights are hated for hundreds of years is about to turn for the worse, and shatter to pieces. The involvement of Eliza X, a police officer, in the killing of a straight, Jeffrey Antinoro, becomes the singular event and the catalyst that sends humanity into a tailspin. A revolution erupts and Eliza is the sole cause of it. Nevertheless, her journey forces her to rediscover herself and find love in the arms of her professor Linda Pelc. Together they'll try to redefine the human capacity of acceptance and denounce a world that is full of lies, deception and hatred. Are they going to save the straights or are the forces that seek their demise stronger? Who is going to be victorious when the revolution erupts between the gays and straights? Is the fiber of humanity saved at last or will the dark powers of prejudice and hate prevail?
Title: Survival Instincts
Author: May Dawney
Civilization ended long before Lynn Tanner was born. Wild animals roam the streets, but mankind is still the biggest threat to a woman alone in the ruins of a world reclaimed by nature. Lynn survives by sleeping with one eye open at all times and trusting no one but her dog.
When she is forced to go on a dangerous journey through the concrete jungle of New York City, Lynn does all she can to scheme her way to safety. Her guard, Dani Wilson, won’t be played that easily, however. As their lives become entwined, Lynn finds herself developing feelings for Dani and is forced to find the answer to the question that scares her most: is staying alone really the best way to survive?
Fast-paced and full of adventure, Survival Instincts introduces a post-war dystopian world where the only person you can rely on is yourself…unless you fall in love.
Title: Wild Magic
Author: May Dawney
The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes the mages who have banded together in the Society for Psychical Defense. The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.
Ania Zaleska lives a perfectly ordinary—albeit floundering—life in Poland’s second-biggest city until the day she explodes. She’s dug from the rubble of her apartment building by shadow mage Noah Otieno, whose job it becomes to get Ania’s wild magic under control.
Noah is affiliated with the Society but she has kept herself away from magical politics as much as possible. Now she is in charge of potentially the most powerful magical weapon on either side of the war, she must decide how she can best keep her safe—especially when their magic brings them together in ways only wild magic can.
Title: Dragon Essence | Author: Niamh Murphy
The Gods will be Conquered.
When Andra, a Captain in the formidable Dragon Guard, sees her lover killed in a vicious wizard duel, a grizzled half-mage offers a chance to bring her back from the dead.
But there is a catch.
Torn between her honour and her heart, Andra has until first light to betray every oath she has ever made or lose the woman she loves forever.
This is a 14,000-word prequel story to an epic three-part fantasy set in a world of knights and magic, where dragons are worshipped as Gods. For lovers of Game of Thrones, Skyrim, and kick-ass women-warriors who battle dragons.
Author: Prudence MacLeod
The government kidnapped her mother. Some unknown entity slaughtered her father. The two forces have always chased her. One wants her as a specimen, the other wants her dead.
When a third force joins the chase, led by a hunter from another world, can Tracy Hawks maintain her advantage? Will she ever have a safe place to call home?
Title: Rise of the Queen
Author: Prudence MacLeod
For thousands of years the High Born Elves have languished in the chains of slavery, their great strength gone, their extra keen senses dulled, and their immortality broken. Somehow, in spite of their harsh master's efforts, the royal line managed to survive. Now, with the aid of a deadly assassin, the heir is about to shake off the chains of slavery, expose the lies, and bring her people to freedom. And she has no idea the magnitude of the task she has undertaken.