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The Tournament Trilogy

The Tournament Trilogy follows the rise of the Tournament, a secretive, state-sponsored war game...and the stakes couldn't be higher. This collection contains the first three books in the series and is over 1000 pages of conspiracy, warfare, and murder! A Kindle Top 50 Bestseller!

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Blue Fall (Book 1)

If you knew about the Tournament, you'd know why they want it kept secret. People don't like to hear that state-sponsored war games are going on under their noses, in their cities, and on their streets. The world isn't ready to know that the most powerful among us can shape the future by wagering on these fights. People wouldn't understand if they learned that teams in the Tournament have the freedom to do almost anything, anywhere, to win.

The Tournament was supposed to be the perfect game, and the perfect secret. Frank Youngsmith, a hapless insurance agent, was supposed to be a nobody, none the wiser. But sometimes things just don't work out like they're supposed to. When Frank stumbles into the dark world of the Tournament when the game is on, it's up to him to expose the secret...or die trying.

Grey Winter (Book 2)

Two players have been murdered. Two killers are on the loose. Nothing is what it seems.

The world is awake now. The Tournament has captivated everyone, but no winner can be declared until the mystery of what happened to Team Blue is solved. Meanwhile, three new players are chosen to rebuild the fallen team, but they are young and inexperienced, and instantly targeted. Their survival is dependent upon their existence remaining a secret. But in the Tournament, secrets are hard to keep.

New alliances are formed, old enemies are confronted, and the truth is finally revealed in Grey Winter.

Black Spring (Book 3)

The Black House gathers power and the remaining teams are divided. The Tournament will fall into the hands of Eddie Mazaryk and Team Black unless Ellie Willmore and Team Blue can stop them. But to stop Black, Ellie needs to pull off a miracle: unite sworn enemies to beat the best of the best.

The stakes have never been higher. The winners own the Tournament. The losers forfeit everything...even their lives.

Ties of friendship, love, and hate are put to the test under a hail of gunfire in Black Spring, the spectacular conclusion to The Tournament Trilogy.

The Ravagers Box Set: Episodes 1-3

In the distant future, humanity staggers against wave after wave of population decimating catastrophes, and hope fades as the extinction point draws near.

They find a time capsule carrying with it the knowledge of the past, technology that allows them to rise above their meager existence. Within a few generations, they've built walled cities to protect them from predators they'd learned to fear, bustling commerce, and telecommunications capabilities that connect people and businesses.

They've also restored the means to make war. Two great factions control East and West, each preparing to fight while hoping war never comes. Humanity wouldn't dare fight a great war so soon after nearing extinction.

But there are some who would prefer those astonishingly low population counts. And they'll unleash a weapon unlike any other in human history to achieve those ends.

Five people with varying levels of knowledge and responsibility of those plans live their last normal day, unaware that they'll be fighting for their lives against a weapon which cannot be stopped.

But somehow, they'll all need to figure out how to survive the unleashing of... the Ravagers.

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Be sure to get Episode Four, Retaliate, now for uninterrupted reading!

New York Deep

The Decryption Engine

Consensus: Part 1 - Citizen: Volume 1

In a society where morals are determined by a public opinion system, and social rating is the currency, truth can be a dangerous notion. Sixteen-year-old Rena has few memories of her childhood before adoption. A forest teeming with wildlife. Mountains reaching up to a blue sky. The voice of the man who raised her. The problem-they're not real. Such things don't exist in Esh, a self-governed metropolis shielded from the harsh environment by a transparent canopy. And beyond the city is only the Barrens, an endless wasteland of fog and freezing rain. When Rena's violent instincts save the lives of her friends, her delusional past begins disrupting her prospects for the future. To find the source of her impulses, she'll have to sort through the fragments in her mind. But what awaits is a connection between her true identity, the city's forgotten past, and the secret war being waged beneath the surface of her polite society.

Soul Identity

The Islamic State of London: Muslim extremists have nuked London and the country is at war. The controversial page turner thriller starts here. (Blue Eyed Infidel Book 1)

The controversial and exciting thriller about Islamic Extremism in the UK, a debut book written by an ex-cyber analyst and security services field operative.

"Wow, so much in this book! Controversy, action, epic story and it's really quite funny too!"

"Seriously big ideas, but boy, what an entertaining book!"

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Author's note...

Never mind Fake News, how about reading a thriller about a Fake Future?

In May 2017, a young Muslim man blew himself up in Manchester in the North of England, killing young girls and families at a pop concert. Barely a week later, three more Muslims ran into a London marketplace with knives, and started killing people 'For Allah.' They were all inspired by, and following the lead of ISIS.

Twitter was alive with pro-ISIS comments promising an Islamic State was going to emerge in London as the Muslim population keeps growing far faster than any other groups, and more young men sign up to extremism.

But will it happen? When London becomes a Muslim city, will it be a peaceful place, or will it descend into an ISIS like level of extremism?

Nobody knows, but what a great topic for a cracking action-packed story!

In Blue Eyed Infidel, Islamic Extremists have set off a nuclear bomb in London, and declared an Islamic State of London. They want to destroy all remaining British people, starting with a suicide bomb attack on the Royal Family.

Adam Ali, the son of a sex slave and unwilling member of the Islamic State of London is about to be dragged into something that will completely change not just his life, but maybe the war as a whole...

So, a controversial topic, but first and foremost it's a fast-paced debut thriller, with a ton of amazing ideas, elements of sci-fi, action-packed scenes, and later on some pretty raunchy scenes too... It's extremely easy to read, with characters you'll love and hate in equal measure. Give it a go... see what the fuss is about. Why not?

Interview with the author

Why don't you have a photo?

I can't without breaking the Official Secrets Act.

Also my mum back in Wales told me I have to stay incognito after I was shot, and I don't want to give her any stress. She's over 70 now and deserves some peace.

Why should anyone read your books?

Because I look so damned dashing in my picture of course ! When I was in warzones dealing with ISIS, (which is 99% boredom, 1% insanity) I read a lot of thrillers, and found myself skipping pages and getting bored with a lot of them because they just followed a tedious formula and all seemed more or less the same. So, I've made every effort to write books that I'd like to read myself and that are definitely not boring or predictable! My books are absolute corking twisted thrillers, crazy political satires, and total page turner thrillers that are action packed and race along. You won't skip a single word, and if you can guess the ending... I'll go out and buy a hat just so I can eat it!

Also, each of my books is divided into short read volumes you can bash through in an hour or two each. Ideal for commuting, or chilling out. Things happen quickly and there are a lot of cliff hangers.

I love things which are imaginative, controversial and don't play by the rules but still have a massive impact. Movies like Rebel Without a Cause, Terminator, Requiem for a Dream, books like Catch 22, TV shows like Star Trek, (yup it was controversial once!) My books try to be the same. The difference is I write about things people talk about at dinner, but don't feel comfortable talking about in public. So, yes that does include things like Islamic extremism, political correctness, global politics and lots more.

Sounds like you don't like Islam!

The hero of my book is a Muslim and he's a good guy. In theory, Islam really SHOULD be a religion of peace, but in practice it isn't, is it?

Ure Infectus: The Chimera Adjustment: Book One (Imperium Cicernus 1)

In the far future, humanity has settled the stars of our galaxy and formed an Imperium which stands uncontested as the greatest known civilization. A network of wormholes connects the far-flung segments of humanity, allowing virtually instantaneous travel between Star Systems connected by this vast, invaluable network.

But what happens when one of those wormholes collapses and an entire Sector of relatively poor worlds is left to fend for itself without support, without guidance, and without the vast infrastructure of the Imperium available to its citizens? What might such a society look like after two centuries of independence, having been left to devise their own culture, values, and government?

Welcome to the Chimera Sector.

The citizens of this seemingly-forgotten splinter of the Imperium hold one belief above all others: Only when the leaders fear the voters as much as the voters fear the leaders can harmony be achieved.

To achieve this harmony, a special type of guild was created called the Timent Electorum. The operatives of this guild -- called 'Adjusters' -- work at the behest of the voting public, and exclusively punish political corruption, tyranny, and treason with the ultimate sanction: assassination.

This is the story of one such Adjuster, Jericho, who forges an unlikely alliance with an urban detective, Masozi, whose steadfast adherence to the Sector's core principles have placed her in harm's way. Acting together in a tenuous alliance, they will follow a trail of corruption across the Virgin Star System and witness the birth of a conflict which will forever change them -- along with the entire Chimera Sector.

Afterburn: Volume 1 (Next)

Season of the Harvest (Harvest Trilogy)

What if the genetically modified crops that we're being forced to depend on for food weren't really....

Patenting Peter

My wife says the Bureau isn't watching me. She says there aren't cameras in my contact lenses. No microphone in the 'vitamin pill' they made me swallow on the submarine into Tokyo.

She says I'm paranoid. That I should get off the couch, and find a job. But there's a glowing number in the bottom-right corner of my vision. And each time I move, each time I yawn, or slouch, or laugh too loudly, the number ticks upwards.

My wife says the Bureau isn't watching me.

She would say that. She works for them.

Plunge into Patenting Peter, a psychological sci-fi thriller.

Nano Contestant - Episode 1: Whatever It Takes: Volume 1 (Nano Contestant Series)

"Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will love the new Nano Contestant Series!" NANO CONTESTANT SERIES: 12 Serialized Episodes In 2114, Pinnacle Corporation, the world's largest tech company, hosts the Tech Games to showcase the world's latest technology. The contestants must battle it out in 11 brutal games to ultimately win a $100 million prize! These digital and hybrid athletes must use everything at their disposal in order to take that prize and all of its glory in the Tech Games. Hacking, firewalls and electronic countermeasures are all being used by each contestant while running and fighting at top speed. It's all on the line, because nothing is being left on the table! EPISODE 1 - Whatever It Takes "How far would you go to save your family?" Roland has vowed to save his father's life and get him set free - no matter what it takes. Entering the brutal Tech Games as a contestant gives Roland the perfect cover to get close to the Pinnacle Corporation and try to uncover evidence that would free his father. But first, he must qualify by demonstrating a new, state of the art technology - implanted in his own body. With the Tech Games deadline closing fast, he must risk his own life with untested nanotech, or he will lose his chance to save his father's life forever. Keyword Tags: robots, android, corporations, genes, artificial intelligence, science fiction, dystopian, action, adventure, nano, nano tech, nanotech, nanotechnology, organic nano tech, series, serial, serial fiction, thriller, science fiction, young adult, YA, juvenile Similar To: Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner

After: The Shock: Volume 1

Concrete Chaos

World renowned motorcycle racing champion Sue Zay is no stranger to risk. Armed with a quick wit and a foul mouth, she's ridden her ancient superbike to the ends of the globe in an eternal quest for speed.

But when a chance encounter with a deadly terrorist group leads to half of Silicon Valley trying to put a bullet in Sue Zay's pretty head; she'll have to save her city by trusting her motorcycle, and her irritatingly responsible AI buddy.

If she fails, the deadly organization that threatens Silicon Valley won't just kill her. They'll kill everyone on the planet.

Helix: Episode 1 (Helix)

Never Say Spy (Book 1 of the Never Say Spy)

Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly's resume reads 'bookkeeper', not 'ba....

A Vested Interest

Hypercage: Instant Reality Prequel One

Cyberpunk Techno-Thriller with a twist of darknessReality unravels in ways unimaginableJacked into the construct and primed for combat, Pterax is on a desperate mission to save his capital ship. On his approach to the enemy Dreadnought, the commanding voice returns.Can he resist its demands or will he succumb to its bidding, and cause reality to unravel in ways unimaginable?

Hypercage is a cyberpunk techno-thriller that features gripping and tense action, dark and vivid horror and a slice of future technology.

This novella is the first instalment in Craig Lea Gordon's Instant Reality series.

Aliens in Paris

It wasn't like looking for a needle in a hay-stack, it was like feeling for a needle in a hay barn wearing gloves and a blindfold - that's what Stephen told me. He was talking about the Search for Extra Terrestrial Life, an impossible pursuit until...two aliens, yes two, landed into Paris.

Too Good for this World (Networked Book 1)

Two years after her husband's death in a bizarre suicide pact between players of an online game, Imogen is still reeling and desperate for answers.

Struggling to cope with her loss and isolation, she is sure that the strange messages she starts receiving are a figment of her imagination. Except that before he died her husband claimed to have had unusual experiences while in the game- experiences where he had been linked to other people, and heard a voice, and controlled the game with his mind. He'd said that the game was more than just that- that it was a new way to live.

As the messages Imogen receives become harder to write off as a trick of her mind she begins to think the unthinkable. Could it be possible? Could her husband still be alive?

Too Good for this World is a short story that will raise questions you'll definitely want answered, and can be read as a prequel or sequel to LK Chapman's debut novel Networked.

Also contains sample chapters from the sequel, Networked.

After: First Light

The Night the Lights Went Out

A freak electrical storm sweeps over Britain, knocking out power lines in its wake. Without the National Grid, Britain is in left in the dark - no lights, no heat, no electricity...

Three months later, from among the British refugees now scattered across northern France, a nation itself rocked by the crisis, a young soldier is recruited for a mission that takes him back home.

This is his story, as he ventures back to find his homeland ravaged, its population scattered, and civilisation on the brink. This is a tale of an alternative future, set in a Britain at once recognisable and massively altered.

Solution: A Spacefaring Short Story

Deep space, a soulless expanse of littered stars, ushers the cash-strapped mercenary Asegai to a chance, once-in-a-lifetime discovery; a derelict, drifting flagship, ripe for the taking. His AI finds, evaluates, and links with the craft, promising vast wealth upon the ship's recovery. As always, Asegai is cautious but perhaps blinded by the immensity of his discovery.

He'll soon find this to be a mistake.

Within the command center of the monstrous prize, the mercenary pilot encounters a 'life-form' like no other - Contrarian, an advanced artificial intelligence with professed sentience and counterintuitive processing, designed to be the perfect opponent against any "inferior" human pilot. Before long wits are tested and a battle rages, pitting the gifted warrior against an intelligence bent on the destruction of them all.

In a stunning upheaval of rational thinking and the concept of artificial intelligence, the door is opened to possibilities that will make you rethink advanced evolution, life, and the true meaning of death. You won't know until the very end who...or what, triumphs.

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Activate (The Ravagers - Episode One): Volume 1

Centuries of calamities took humanity to the brink of extinction. Now, with the aid of a time capsule, the human race is once more populating the Earth, resurrecting technologies lost centuries earlier. With those innovations, though, come civilization's need to fight for control. Just as humanity seemed poised for a return to stability, they'll learn that some among them seek a return to extinction. They need only find the right time, and the right person, to put their plans in motion.

Funscreen

Every family has a Funscreen on their wall. The question is... who's watching who?



When the government's new private welfare system begins rewarding unemployed viewers for watching the right kind of ads, Roger Birch welcomes a Funscreen into his home.



Like millions of others, Roger and his family soon depend on ad-viewing income for their survival.



Unlike millions of others, the events of one uncomfortable evening leave Roger aware of the government's shadier reasons for investing in Funscreens.



With HD cameras hidden behind a 60-inch glass veil, the answer was staring him in the face all along...





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This short story (approximately 25 pages) is a standalone spin-off from the novel Sycamore.



Praise for Sycamore:

* "A brilliant and relevant sci-fi... interesting and matrix-like"

* "Dystopian fans should not miss this one"

* "1984 for the Facebook generation"

Sleepless

If sleeping meant dying, could you stay awake forever?

Jennifer Prescott is the commander of the Texas. She's hauled on the big starship for as long as anyone that matters. On a routine voyage, things start to go wrong. For starters? There's that damned sound. It's everywhere, making the Texas shake like a terrified child.

If it was just the sound, it'd mean a call to maintenance. Hard words for a soft set of hands. And that's how Jennifer had started fixing things. And how she'd continued, right up until people started dying.

Flying through the hard black where a thin sliver of metal is all that's between you and the void, can Jennifer keep the crew alive -- and awake -- long enough to get to safe harbor?

Sleepless was one of the first stories I wrote when finding my writer's legs. A couple of friends asked me about it, and then told me they could stand to see a little more. It's the work that inspired the upcoming Tyche's Journey trilogy. There are definitely copies of it out there in the wild, but they're rare enough to make you feel like the Chosen One if you find 'em. While short, this is sweet -- a perfect accessory to those completists out there. I've given it a quick edit but have left it more or less how it all started. I'd write it differently now, but let's not do a Han-shot-second and screw it up, yeah? I hope you all enjoy it!

-- Richard Parry

Double Edge (Fault Lines): A Fault Lines Story

Reese Clawson's work is mind-bending--literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness--and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers--an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert

computer encryption.

Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don't know can kill you.

With a concept so daring and writing so gripping, readers will swiftly fall under the spell of Thomas Locke's endlessly creative mind. This thrilling psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave them turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.

Shi: A Dark Adventure into Living Forever (Immortality Interrupted Book 1)

One terrible mistake propels Eliza into the service of a secret organisation known as The Manufacturers. 80 years later they ask the impossible. Kill the closest thing she has to family or die.

Can she save her adopted grandson, steal immortality and fight an alien corporation before her dose wears off?

Help comes from an unexpected source, an enigmatic stranger with intimate knowledge of her life. Does she dare trust him; can she resist him?

Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom: Volume 1 (The Future Next Door)

Alan Lennox has been assigned yet another soul-crushing temp job, keeping him from his first loves - drinking, playing video games, and looking for a boyfriend. But Alan's new job proves to be anything but boring when his co-workers start turning up dead. The mysterious megacorporation Amalgamated Synergy has taken a deadly interest in Alan and his three roommates, and the hapless quartet are woefully unequipped to deal with the psychotic secretaries, murderous middle managers, and villainous vice-presidents hunting them down. Their investigation leads them deep into Amalgamated Synergy's headquarters, but can Alan and his friends stay alive long enough to discover who - or what - waits for them on the top floor? "Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom" is the first book of "The Future Next Door," a contemporary urban science fiction comedic thriller series in four parts. Book One: "Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom" Book Two: "Caitlin Ross and the Commute from Hell" Book Three: "Mark Park and the Flume of Destiny" Book Four: "Dakota Bell and the Wastes of Time"

The Next Day: First 54 pages

This is the first 54 pages of the novel, found also in KDP.

Top secret bio-warfare after 9/11 changes an American geneticist and an Iraqi jihadist into the next evolution of man, one evil and one good, and their end game will decide the fate of the human race.

Alex Smith, an adventure seeking American geneticist, remembers 9/11 with crystal clarity. A girlfriend was incinerated at the Twin Towers at the same time he was infected by a lethal virus he genetically modified in an illegal, U.S. bio-warfare facility in the Amazon jungle. Then he changes, physically and psychologically, into a creature he hates and must learn to control before he loses his work, his new love, and his life and country.

Jabril El Fahd's Iraqi mother, a nurse, dies in his arms, killed by the American embargo. His dreams of being a doctor are consumed in the fires of revenge and hate. He becomes a jihadist, Osama bin Laden's right-hand man, and comes up with a plan to not just cripple, but destroy the United States. Infecting himself with a deadly virus to wipe out the American infidels, he changes into a monstrous creature he loves, and becomes more powerful with every hateful and lustful thought. Nothing stands in his way.

Nothing except Alex.

Project Daedalus

Salvage-5

Colonel Tucker Petersen, retired five years from the military, is suddenly recalled to active duty and is put in charge of the Salvage-5 mining/recovery mission. Four previous civilian salvage missions have gone missing from the Kirkwood Gap. Tuck is sent with his crew of eight to discover what went wrong with the Self-contained mining dredge, the Euna-1, at Asteroid 15 Eunamin... ...but what they find on their mission will change their lives forever. Find out what discoveries are waiting for the crew of Salvage-5.

A M P Phase 1: The Gamma Project: Volume 1

It had been asleep for millions of years....but when man had finally reached the stars. . .man disturbed their sleep... ...and now they have been... . . .Awakened. . . What man brought back with them from the Salvage mission, now threatens mankind's existence as we know it. Government conspiracy or Corporate corruption? Or does is run deeper? Find out in A M P (amplified mental projection) Phase 1, the Gamma Project.