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Bio of a Space Tyrant – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Bio of a Space Tyrant, vol. 1 (Refugee) by Piers Anthony is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/wYcSfR into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Special 3-Day Promotion! Piers Anthony’s epic six book sci-fi series, Bio of a Space Tyrant on sale now through February 6th. Read Volume 1: Refugee FREE (regularly 2.99) and Volumes 2-6 for ONLY .99 (regularly 3.99-4.99). Save over 80% on the six volume e-book series!

CALIGULA OF THE STARS.

Though he was later accused of every crime and sexual perversion in the galaxy, Hope Hubris began as an innocent. Because he defended his older sister against the violent lusts of a wealthy scion, Hope and his peasant family were forced to flee Callisto, one of the moons of Jupiter. Pursued by the bloodthirsty scions across the airless desert, they barely escaped with their lives. The illegal space bubble was overcrowded with refugees, all hoping to reach Jupiter for asylum.

But the space travelers had not reckoned on the terrible threat of high space-the pirates, barbaric men who rape, rob, and murder, with no thought but to satisfy their bestial appetites. It will take all Hope’s ingenuity to survive, but the atrocities he witnesses will never die. There is only one way he can be rid of them . . .

REVENGE

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The Shape of Silence – Free Kindle Book

Phoenix Publishing offers one free eBook each month in a variety of eBook formats, including the Kindle; I’ve picked up a couple of really good science fiction novels from them for free that they simultaneously have for sale in the Amazon Kindle store for prices up to $9.99. This month’s free pick is called The Shape of Silence by Stephen Leigh, which you should be pleased to note while this book costs $9.99 in the Amazon Kindle website, you can get it for free if you follow these instructions:

  • Point your computer’s web browser to www.ppickings.com
  • Scroll down about two-thirds of the way on the right-hand side of the web page until you see The Shape of Silence – this page is a little “busy” with lots of text and images.
  • Click on the “FREE EBOOK of the Month” text immediately under the book’s cover.
  • Your computer will next open up a new web browser, which asks you for a coupon code. The code for February is: 9991463
  • Once you type in the coupon code, click the “submit” button.
  • You have the option of signing up for their free eBook newsletter. That’s your choice (I obviously signed up), and you do not have to sign up in order to receive the free eBook.
  • Make your choice and click the appropriate button.
  • At the next screen, scroll all the way down where you have a choice in what eBook format you would like to receive the eBook; you want to choose the “Mobi” version as that is the one most compatible with your Kindle.
  • You will next have the option of opening or saving the file. Let’s choose “save” and make sure you save it to a location on your computer you will remember.
  • As a final step, you will need to transfer the eBook from your computer to your Kindle: that’s a fairly easy process. If you don’t know how to do that, you can click here or type in http://bit.ly/roKqao  into your computer’s web browser to read my free guide on how to transfer content to your computer. This is the same guide I charge 99 cents for in the Amazon Kindle store, but you get it for free.

Here is the book’s description:

First contact was never supposed to be like this. A sudden rift appears in near-earth space, causing electronic components to permanently fail and cause total chaos. As Earth’s fragile technological society disintegrates, no one can answer the obvious question—what is the rift, and who or what has created it.

A new generation comes to age attempting to answer these questions, and Taria Spears, an anthropologist, is selected as part of the crew on the exploratory ship Lightbringer. Lightbringer’s mission is to investigate the worm-hole like Rift and, if possible, to pass through it to find out what lies on the other side, and to seek some answers.

But what if all they find is an alien culture where sound, not sight is the primary sense?

Enjoy!

Michael

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The Book of Lost Souls – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/wemItD into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Children / Science Fiction / Fantasy

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before – that her father, who left when she was seven – was involved with the darkest of magic.

Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history’s most nefarious killers. Ivy’s got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she’ll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school’s resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick’s offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book – he’s offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it’s going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week’s end.

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Cloud Crash – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Cloud Crash by Phil Edwards is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/xscdKZ into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A MAD BOMBER crosses the country with nothing to lose and orders to kill. He won’t stop until the “cloud computing” that powers the internet is destroyed. But he’s not acting alone–he’s part of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of power.

His only obstacle? A team of professionals with serious flaws: a
corporate investigator who’s too brash to stay out of trouble, a
hermit-like blogger with crippling paranoia, and a beautiful public relations expert with her own fair share of secrets. They’ll have to work together to discover the true source of the attacks–before it’s too late.

Along the way, they’ll come in contact with modern technology’s greatest risks. The chase takes them from Silicon Valley to New York City, with stops at Napa and Area 51 in between. They’ll have to move quickly–there’s only one chance to keep the cloud from crashing.

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Electrify Me – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Electrify Me by Erica Stanciu is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/zRPKIe into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Children / Science Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A young and reckless Water King broke the number one rule, don’t be friendly with the other Wielding races. Consequently, nine months later the first hybrid was born of earth and water. Being adored as a child, Kaiya was in for a rude awakening when the teenage years dealt her a hand she had no control over. With the ability to manipulate electricity at the young age of thirteen she was forced to stay in the palace where solitude was her best, and only friend.
Fast forward five years where she is a trained, eighteen year old fighter. Her birthday party also doubles as a reintroduction to the Water people but, the only surprise given that day was death. Tragedy strikes which forces Kaiya into a journey of monsters, relics, prophecies, love, but most of all, the ability to believe in herself once again.

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Cyberdrome – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Cyberdrome by Joseph Rhea and David Rhea is free today in the Amazon Kindle Store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 26 customer reviews.  On a side note, I read this two years ago and thought it was very good – I and several thousand others are waiting for the sequel.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/z16e8s into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A disturbing glimpse into a digital future, not far from now.

Mathew Grey is a brilliant scientist who accidentally unleashed a man-made plague that ravaged America’s heartland, and now threatens the rest of the planet. Riddled with guilt and running out of time, he decides to use a dangerous technology to enter a computer-generated reality called Cyberdrome, hoping to unravel a mystery that could be the key to Earth’s survival.

Alek Grey was an athlete whose career was cut short by a near-fatal accident. Now he is a software hacker with the unique ability to outsmart the best Artificial Intelligence programs of his day. When he is called in after one of his programs inadvertently attacks Cyberdrome, he is shocked to learn that both his father and ex-fiancée have become trapped inside the simulation, unable to be removed without risk of death.

Alek knows of only one way to rescue the people he loves, but will he risk all of humanity to save them?

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Gabriel’s Redemption – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Gabriel’s Redemption by Steve Umstead is free today in the Amazon Kindle Store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 53 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/xVkqZD into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science Fiction

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Can a disgraced Special Forces soldier find redemption, and will redemption cost him more than just his own life?

North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel was dishonorably discharged after losing his covert team on a far off world called Eden. Now, he’s being offered an opportunity to command a new team, on a new world, with a new mission, but the true motives behind the mission are unclear.

From the decaying Caribbean to politically-charged South America, from the slums of Mars to a tiny colony on a planet six hundred light years from Earth, Gabriel’s Redemption follows the disgraced Commander Gabriel as he leads a Special Forces team to an ice-bound world. Their given mission: to eradicate a drug cartel that is producing a highly-addictive stimulant brutally extracted from the bodies of the native inhabitants. Upon arriving, Gabriel and his team find the mission isn’t exactly what it appeared to be, and that they weren’t the only force dispatched to the planet.

Gabriel’s Redemption is a near-future military science fiction story of a personal journey seen from the perspective of a soldier who has lost everything; one who desperately needs to redeem himself not only in his government’s eyes, but also his own. Interstellar action and political intrigue mix with one-on-one battles on the surface of a frozen planet in this exciting tale of salvation.

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