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Be sure to grab Retaliate (Episode 4) as well for uninterrupted reading!

---In the distant future, humanity staggers as wave after wave of population decimating catastrophes push humanity near its extinction point.

A gift from the past provides them a way forward, and soon the human race is exploding its numbers, recreating civilization, generating art and commerce, and expanding its technological capabilities. The growing human civilization also bring back the concepts of war; East and West wage an eternal detente, neither side willing to attack, neither willing to announce peace.

In the midst of resounding success, a dark force conspires against humanity: the unleashing of a shockingly deadly, destructive weapon that will leave humanity on the brink of extinction once more.

Five people must deal with the launch of this weapon, work to survive, atone for their role in its creation, and try to discover and thwart the plans of those who launched it.

Before it's too late. Before everything is gone.---

This series is set in the same universe as The Aliomenti Saga. Consider downloading The Aliomenti Saga Box Set for further reading enjoyment!

Crying over Spilt Light: A God Complex Sci-Fi Novella

On the verge of abandoning his life-long project, an obsessive physicist hires the innovative service of an android muse to help him finish his work. But when things start to go missing from his life, he must learn that not all is worth sacrificing on the altar of science before he has nothing left to live for.

Do you want to know what's next for poor-but-brilliant Yanni? Do you want to meet the muse? Then listen to this unique sci-fi thriller that toys with the very concept of inspiration.

What is the god complex universe?

The gods are back in town. Skyscrapers pop out of nowhere all over Athens. Corporations rename themselves as Greek gods. It all started with the Greek crisis of 2009 and will forever change the world as we know it.

Some say that CEO's have gone mad. Others, that they know damn well what they are doing. That there is something solid amongst the myth. In the day of inter-connectivity and social media admiration, can the myths come back to life?

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.

Soul Identity

Cosega Search: Volume 1 (The Cosega Sequence)

From the bestselling author of the Inner Movement trilogy, comes the Cosega Sequence. He had been looking for it his whole life. When he finally found it, it made no sense. Now everyone wants it. Nothing will ever be the same again. Ripley Gaines, a brilliant archeologist, has spent his life searching for an elusive artifact to prove his controversial theory. What he finds shocks even him. The discovery rewrites human history and promises to change the planet's future. It has to be suppressed. The most powerful forces in the world align against him, and a deadly competition for the artifact ensues. Capturing Gaines is not enough; he, and everyone who has seen the artifact, must be killed. His only hope, is to stay alive long enough to decode the Cosega Sequence. Dig far enough into the past . . . you may just discover the future. Cosega Search, book one in the Cosega Sequence.

Run

JAMES PATTERSON called Adam Hamdy's debut PENDULUM 'one of the best thrillers of the year'.

Now meet John Wallace, the lead of PENDULUM in this exclusive novella, perfect for fans of Lee Child's JACK REACHER series and Gregg Hurwitz's ORPHAN X.



Embedded with the British Army in Afghanistan, recording the devastation that the war on terror has brought to the country, photo-journalist John Wallace's endurance is about to be put to the ultimate test.

A planned assault on an insurgent compound has gone wrong with devastating consequences. Now Wallace has only one option if he is going to get justice for those involved. He can expose those responsible. But to do that, he will have to RUN...

The noose is tightening...



Deviate (The Ravagers - Episode Three)

[Book 3 of 4]

Five characters seek survival and understanding as the world around them crumbles, dissolved to dust by The Ravagers, microscopic machines with only one goal.

Total destruction.

They'll need their wits, courage, and strength to survive, for the Ravagers aren't the most destructive force they'll face. Sometimes, greater destruction comes from within, from learning more about yourself than you ever feared, getting answers to questions best not answered.

Sometimes, answers don't bring enlightenment.

They bring death.

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.

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.

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.

After: First Light

Afterburn: Volume 1 (Next)

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.

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.

The Phoenix Project

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.

Do Not Call: a Dark Thriller

Connor and Ayelet have it all. They're young, smart and fun. Soon they'll move into a beautiful new home and welcome their first child into the world. When Connor begins his professorship in the small town of North Berkshire, their American Dream will be fulfilled. Connor and Ayelet have got it good, so good, in fact, that not everybody's happy for them. Believe it or not, there's somebody out there who wants take everything they've built and smash it to pieces.

It starts with a series of harassing commercial phone calls.

It ends in catastrophe, and when husband and wife get a glimpse of what they're up against, they will understand that catastrophe is the best-case scenario, as long their family survives.

Do Not Call is a domestic suspense novel about a couple whose every digital device is turned against them in shocking ways. It is also a character-driven quest to overcome adversity and injustice. As a child, Connor was bullied viciously. Now that a supremely intelligent madman is trying to murder him, kidnap Ayelet and steal their son, Connor must ditch his books and cardigans, weaponize his mind and wipe the perpetrator off the map.

But the man on the other end of the phone is not acting alone. He has capable, amoral people working for him. And he answers to an elderly shadow player in Washington D.C. whose legacy will be the creation of a no-touch, hands-free, digital assassination program. This shadow man won't let Connor, his tormentor, or anybody else disrupt the program.

Do Not Call is an R-rated reading experience. This novel is free on Kindle Unlimited. It is listed under the categories Thrillers - Suspense and Thrillers - Crime. Search keywords are: vengeful thriller dark, vigilante justice action thriller, suspenseful thriller books, cyber thriller, domestic suspense, assassin novels, government conspiracy thriller.

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.

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"

Feed 1: A Dystopian Collision With Reality TV (The Fooko Series)

Seven years after the nanocameras switched on and the feeds began, nanoengineer Samuel Ramone becomes the subject of an addictive reality feed. As his heart sinks further into the crush he's been nursing, his popularity rises. He is a married man, after all.

When it comes to the new world of the feeds, Enforcers are nothing but a rumor. But the Editors . . . they're real. With every human monitored endlessly, Ramone hasn't had anything to fear in a long time, except seeing himself in a feed. Or worse, seeing his wife in one. With another man.

That's why he's never looked. If you can't see something, it's not there.

But when Ramone finally plans a way to hide from the unceasing surveillance--disguised as entertainment, monitored and enhanced by those all-seeing Editors--he learns that his viewership is endangering his attempts escape the feeds, and soon the people he loves most.

Now he is hunted by an Enforcer. Running is pointless. But staying in one place means learning the rumors aren't just rumors.

If you enjoy 1984, Black Mirror, and other dystopians about surveillance, Feed 1 is right for you.

Nanodaemons: A God Complex Cyberpunk Story

A Curious Case Of Eudaemonia

Tron meets Inside Out in this funny sci-fi thriller.

When an ordinary guy's implanted devices are reset after a construction accident that costs him his arm, the daemons in charge of his electronics are just trying to do their job as usual. But will they manage to keep their user happy and alive, when every bit of info they uncover becomes another part of a mystery, when it becomes clear that someone is framing him for murder and when a corporation is sending a snake charmer assassin after him?

Inspired by Aristophanes Clouds (Nefeles) and a little bit of "Inside Out," this fast-paced action-thriller delivers computer jokes along with an interesting tale of redemption.

From ScifiSelect: "This humorous look into the Internet of Things is equal parts exiting and worrisome."

Do you want to know what's next for the poor daemons? Do you wanna meet the User? Then read a curious case of eudaemonia in this unique sci-fi action thriller.

What is the god complex universe?

The gods are back in town. Skyscrapers pop out of nowhere all over Athens. Corporations rename themselves as Greek gods. It all started with the Greek crisis of 2009 and will forever change the world as we know it.

Some say that CEO's have gone mad. Others, that they know damn well what they are doing. That there is something solid amongst the myth. In the day of inter-connectivity and social media admiration, can the myths come back to life?

What happens when a corporation gets a god complex? Find out in our series of books on Kindle. Described as light cyberpunk, definitely sci-fi and with a fresh twist on Greek mythology.

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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.

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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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.

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"

Free Sampler : Credence Foundation (A Science Fiction Novel)

This free sampler contains the first 6 chapters of Credence Foundation (A Science Fiction Novel)

A detective tasked with solving the seemingly impossible murder of an influential scientist finds a clue that leads him to Credence, a corporation of the future that uses mass beliefs to change reality and send spaceships on the other side of the universe.

Suspecting that the murderer had himself flushed in and out of the crime scene using Credence's technology, Detective Trumaine readies his trap.

In a frantic chase through his mind, long-forgotten memories from a tragic past, as well as virtual environments, he will finally put together the missing pieces of the most unbelievable plan ever to affect mankind.

It's a novel of about 74,000 words.

The List (Collective)

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.

The Last Immortal: Volume 1 (Seeds of a Fallen Empire)

The Last Immortal is set near the star Rigel in the Orion constellation. This is a military science fiction epic of two alien worlds at war near Rigel. An immortal alien tries to keep the peace between two brother worlds at war. The politics and tactics between two worlds at war set the background.

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.

Detonate: Volume 2 (The Ravagers)

A technological scourge ravages the land, razing buildings, roads, and living creatures without remorse, transmuting the dust of the destroyed into more of the destructive force, spreading like a swarm upon those powerless to stand in its way. Five people will do all they can in a desperate attempt to survive what the few have unleashed upon the many. In the process, they'll learn more about themselves and those they've loved and worked with than they'd ever known--or wanted to know. And they'll learn that there's far more to their thirty-sixth century world--and the blotted-out sections of history--than they ever imagined.