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Defender: A Scifi Alien Romance (Galactic Gladiators: House of Ro...
by Anna Hackett

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

August 18, 2019

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<p><strong>Rescued from alien slavers, the only place she feels safe is in the brawny arms of a big, gruff cyborg.</strong></p><p>Astrophysicist Dr. Jayna Lennox’s life imploded the day her ship was attacked by aliens. Through months of captivity, she’s survived by shutting down and not feeling. Then she’s freed by the House of Rone cyborgs and finds herself in the arms of huge, tough Mace. Struggling to heal, Mace is the only thing that makes her feel safe. The only person who makes her feel like she isn’t broken. But there are more of her crew members imprisoned in Carthago’s desert, and Jayna will have to delve into her darkest memories to help save them.</p><p>Born to fight and bred for rage, Mace barely survived his gang-ridden homeworld. Thanks to Imperator Magnus Rone, he’s found a place at the House of Rone. Unlike the other cyborgs, he feels, but only anger and annoyance. When a small, wounded human woman works her way under his skin, Mace finds himself feeling things he’s never felt before…along with a powerful need to keep her safe.</p><p>Jayna vows to help find her fellow humans, even if it means revisiting her nightmares and being part of a dangerous mission into the desert. But as the passion between her and Mace explodes, she finds herself with two battles on her hands: the battle to free the humans from their captors, and the war to win Mace’s scarred heart.</p><p><em>Includes a preview of Edge of Eon (Eon Warriors #1)</em><br />___________________________________________________<br /><br /><strong>Q & A with the Author</strong><br /><br /><strong>Q - How would you describe the Galactic Gladiators and House of Rone series?</strong><br />A – Gladiators in space! The desert planet of Carthago is home to the Kor Magna Arena: it’s a mix of low and high tech. Think the Colosseum of Ancient Rome with a touch of professional sports and a side of Las Vegas glitz and temptation. You’ll see a lot of action-packed romance as women abducted from Earth clash with tough cyborg gladiators fighting for love, loyalty, and freedom.<br /></p><p><br /><strong>Q - Why did you want to write the series?</strong><br />A – It’s no secret that I love action, adventure and romance. And I love science fiction romance and all the endless possibilities. The House of Rone series is a spin-off of my bestselling <em>Galactic Gladiators</em> series. We see glimpses of the House of Rone cyborgs in the first series (Imperator Magnus Rone’s story, Cyborg, is a part of the first series). These emotionless but loyal cyborgs intrigued me and I wanted to know more!<br /></p><p><strong>Q – Do I need to read Galactic Gladiators to read House of Rone?</strong></p><p>A - All the <em>Galactic Gladiator</em>s books are stand-alone romances set on Carthago and focus on the rescue of people abducted from Earth. We also see so much of the planet, from the Kor Magna Arena and the vast desert sands.<br /></p><p>You don’t have to have read the Galactic Gladiators books in order to enjoy House of Rone, but characters from the first series do make a lot of apperances in<br /></p><p><strong>Q – What order do I need to read the House of Rone books?</strong><br /></p><p>A – The first book is Sentinel. Each book has a stand-alone romance, although there is an overarching plot across the series.<br /></p><p>Here is the reading order:<br /></p><p>Sentinel<br /></p><p>Defender</p><p>Centurion – coming soon</p><p>More cyborg gladiators on the way!</p><p><br /></p><p>The Galactic Gladiators Science Fiction Romance Series: Science Fiction Romance, Action Adventure Romance, Space Opera, Futuristic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Military Romance and Paranormal Romance<br /></p>
Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy Book 1)
by A.G. Riddle

Language

English

Pages

470

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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* <i>Longlisted for the 2019 Wilbur Smith Prize for best published novel</i>. *<br /><br /><b>A new ice age... and a ground-breaking discovery... will change everything.</b><br /><br /><br />In the near future, an ice age pushes humanity to the edge of extinction.<br /><br />Scientists search for the cause--and any hope of stopping the Long Winter. They send probes into the solar system to take readings. Near Mars, one of the probes makes a shocking discovery: a mysterious object, drifting toward the Sun. Is it the cause of the Long Winter? Or could it be our only hope of survival?<br /><br />With time running out, NASA launches a mission to make contact with the artifact. But it isn't what anyone thought. Humanity faces a new kind of threat--and an event that will reveal a dark truth about our future.<br /><br /><br />From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author with <b>OVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD</b>, comes a new sci-fi thriller that will forever change the way you look at Earth's place in the solar system.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for A.G. Riddle</b><br /><br />"...reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton."<br />-- <i>The Guardian</i> on <i>Pandemic</i><br /><br />"I finished the book fast because I just couldn't wait..."<br />-- <i>WIRED</i> GeekDad on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Riddle... keep(s) the focus on his characters... rather than the technological marvels"<br />-- <i>Publisher's Weekly</i> on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Well-constructed and tightly-wound as a fine Swiss watch--DEPARTURE has non-stop action, an engaging plot and, of course, wheels within wheels."<br />-- Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of <i>Outlander</i><br /><br /><br /><b>MORE ABOUT <i>WINTER WORLD</i></b><br /><br />Each month, Earth grows colder. Snow falls in summer. Glaciers trample cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. The new ice age shows no signs of stopping.<br /><br />Chaos erupts. Around the world, people abandon their homes and flock to regions where they can survive.<br /><br />Nations prepare to go to war for the world's last habitable zones.<br /><br />Scientific organizations search for the reason Earth is cooling. They send probes into the solar system to collect readings. Near Mars, one of the probes finds a mysterious object, drifting toward the sun. Is it responsible for the new ice age? And if so, can we stop it? Or is the artifact merely an observer? Or neither? Could it be a relic from a long-extinct civilization? One thing is certain: investigating the artifact is humanity's best hope of survival.<br /><br />As the ice age claims more lives and the world slides into anarchy, an international consortium launches a mission into space to study the object and make contact. But the first contact mission doesn't go as planned. What the crew discovers out there is beyond anyone's imagination.<br /><br />Two members of the first contact mission may hold the keys to humanity's salvation.<br /><br />Dr. Emma Matthews is the commander aboard the International Space Station. For months, she has watched the world below freeze and civilization unravel. The headlines tell only half of the story. The messages from her sister tell the rest, of a world witnessing mass migrations, fighting for survival, struggling to provide a future for their children. When a catastrophe strikes the ISS, Emma faces her own fight for survival.<br /><br />Dr. James Sinclair is one of the greatest scientists alive. A mind before his time. Years ago, he invented something with the potential to change the world--an invention that would upset the balance of power in the world forever. Fearing that change, his enemies sent him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. But with humanity's future at stake, NASA asks him to join the first contact mission. His expertise is vital to the mission's success--and to saving Emma. With the clock ticking down to hum
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

642

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES <br /></b></b><br />Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.<br /><br /><b><b>One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>!</b></b><br /><br />Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.<br /><br /> Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.<br /><br /><b>This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:</b><br />• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s <i>Dragonfly in Amber</i>, the second novel in the Outlander series <br />• An interview with Diana Gabaldon <br />• An<i> Outlander</i> reader’s guide<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Outlander</i></b><br /><br /> “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br /> “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”<b>—New York <i>Daily News</i></b>
The Solar War (The Long Winter Trilogy Book 2)
by A.G. Riddle

Language

English

Pages

516

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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Read the second book in <i>The Long Winter</i> trilogy--now a <b><i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller!</b><br /><br />* * *<br /><br /><b>We thought the war was over.<br />We were wrong.</b><br /><br />They decimated Earth during the Long Winter.<br />Now the grid has returned, and they won't stop until the human race is extinct.<br />On a ruined world, humanity's last survivors fight against impossible odds.<br />In their darkest hour, they discover a new hope for survival. But it comes at an unthinkable price, with consequences that will change everything.<br /><br />* * *<br /><br />After the Long Winter, Emma Matthews and James Sinclair hoped life would get back to normal. They've settled down in Camp Seven and welcomed their first child, a daughter. And they have waited and watched the sky for any signs of the grid's return.<br /><br />When NASA discovers that several asteroids have broken from the Kuiper Belt and are headed for Earth, James instantly realizes the truth: the grid is back. And this battle will be one to the very end.<br /><br />As he and his team prepare for humanity's last stand in space and on the ground, Emma makes a discovery closer to home, one that will change life for her and James once again.<br /><br />With war raging around them, Emma and James fight to keep their family alive. In the cold darkness, humanity splinters. New alliances emerge. At every turn, Emma and James face new dangers--and question whom to trust.<br /><br />Just when it seems that all hope is lost, James uncovers what may be the key to humanity's survival. But it comes with enormous risks. To implement his plan, he and Emma will have to survive the grid and another, even more deadly enemy. One thing is certain: their gambit will change the future of the human race forever.<br /><br /><b>Praise for A.G. Riddle</b><br /><br />"...reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton."<br />-- The Guardian on <i>Pandemic</i><br /><br />"I finished the book fast because I just couldn't wait..."<br />-- <b>WIRED GeekDad</b> on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Riddle... keep(s) the focus on his characters... rather than the technological marvels"<br />-- <b>Publisher's Weekly</b> on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Well-constructed and tightly-wound as a fine Swiss watch--<i>DEPARTURE</i> has non-stop action, an engaging plot and, of course, wheels within wheels." <br />-- <b>Diana Gabaldon</b>, bestselling author of <i>Outlander</i>
Trapped in Time: A Kindred Tales PLUS Novel: Brides of the Kindre...
by Evangeline Anderson

Language

English

Pages

392

Publication Date

August 17, 2019

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*This is a PLUS length novel--over 100,000 words long***<br />A woman trapped in the past<br />A dark, intense warrior who claims she is his wife<br />Will Caroline survive her stay in the parallel universe she has fallen into?<br />Or will she be forever...Trapped in Time? <br /><br />Dr. Caroline Lambert has a PhD in Astro-Temporal Physics but no clue about matters of the heart. Married to her work, she has built a machine called PORTAL, capable of opening a window into other universes. She believes it is only for observation, so imagine her horror when she finds herself sucked through the window and right into a whole other world--a world that seems stuck in the past, around the time of the Victorian era. <br /><br />Now Caroline must deal with hoop skirts and elaborate etiquette, not to mention all the dangers of the past. It's a minefield of antiquated social mores and poisons used as medicines and cosmetics. But perhaps the most perplexing problem is the husband she has somehow acquired--a tall, dark Blood Kindred named Richard who claims she is his wife and refuses to let her go. For in this universe, the Kindred arrived 200 years earlier than in her own time and they have made their way into polite society...as Richard seems determined to make his way into Caroline's heart. <br /><br />Will Caroline ever find her way back to her own time and universe? Will she succumb to Richard's charms and give in to the big Blood Kindred who claims her as his own? And what about the scheming mother she has in this world who is determined that she will leave Richard for a Viscount of questionable morals? Caroline doesn't know what to do, she only knows that if she cannot somehow open another window into her own world she will be forever...Trapped in Time. <br />
The Lost Colony (The Long Winter Trilogy Book 3)
by A.G. Riddle

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English

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Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to <i>The Long Winter</i> trilogy!<br /><br />* * *<br /><br />Can humanity survive on a new world?<br /><br />On Eos, the last survivors of the Long Winter face their greatest challenge yet--and race to unravel the deepest secrets of the grid.<br /><br />Note: <i>The Lost Colony</i> is a novella (at roughly 200 pages), and is priced at half the cost of <i>The Solar War</i> to account for its shorter length.<br /><br />The last survivors of the human race escaped a ruined Earth. Their new homeworld--Eos--seemed perfect at first. Warm. Hospitable. Safe from the grid. But everything isn't as it seems.<br /><br />The first colony of settlers--from the Carthage--have disappeared. Their settlement is still there, but everyone is gone. As James digs into the mystery of the lost colony, he discovers a series of spheres, buried on Eos. Are they the key to finding the lost colonists? Or are they responsible for their deaths?<br /><br />Just as James is unraveling the secrets of the spheres, a storm hits Jericho City. Emma, recently elected mayor, struggles to lead her people to safety while James tries to make his way home. In the middle of the chaos, a new danger emerges--a threat no one saw coming.<br /><br />With time running out to save the colonists, James and Emma face their hardest choice yet.<br /><br />ABOUT THE LOST COLONY<br /><i>The Lost Colony</i> is the third and final book in The Long Winter trilogy, which began with <i>Winter World</i> and continued in <i>The Solar War</i>.<br /><br />REMINDER: <i>The Lost Colony</i> is a novella (at roughly 200 pages), and is priced at half the cost of <i>The Solar War</i> to account for its shorter length.<br />
Striking Freedom (Mechanical Advantage Book 6)
by Viola Grace

Language

English

Pages

87

Publication Date

August 22, 2019

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Lacey was the newest member of the station before the explosion, but she lost her future right after the blast.<br /><br /><br />Lacey had grown up with privilege, but she learned early exactly how deals got made. She used to use her skills to get Adaptation Station their hard-to-come-by supplies, but after the blast, the family that she had been gaining was pulled from her.<br />Lacey was transported across the stars where she sat at the side of her grandfather while he bargained away the human race. When she objected, she became a test subject that the Splice took apart.<br />Wallowing in depression lasted for a while, but when she got back on her feet and stood tall, she realized that she had work to do, and no one was going to do it for her. Time to get a plan into position and get her band back together.<br />
Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2)
by Deborah Harkness

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English

Pages

594

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling sequel to <i>A Discovery of Witches, </i>book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (<i>Miami Herald</i>).</b><br />  <br /><b>Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.</b><br /><br /> J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling All Souls trilogy. <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as <i>Ashmole 782</i>.<br /><br /> Picking up from <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>’ cliffhanger ending, <i>Shadow of Night </i>takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for <i>Ashmole 782 </i>deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.
A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)
by Deborah Harkness

Language

English

Pages

594

Publication Date

February 08, 2011

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<b>Book one of the <i>New York Times</i>-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Twilight</i>” (<i>People</i>). </b><br /> <b> </b><br /><b>Now “[a] hot show that’s like <i>Twilight</i> meets <i>Outlander</i>” (<i>Thrillist</i>) <b>airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, as well as streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.</b></b><br /><br /> Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, <i>Ashmole 782</i>, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.<br /><br /> Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, <i>Shadow of Night</i>, and concludes with <i>The Book of Life</i>.
Saving Runt: Cosmos' Gateway Book 7
by S.E. Smith

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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Amelia ‘Runt’ Thomas’ life revolves around a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the most ruthless criminals in the world. She follows two codes: the code of hackers and her personal code of honor to bring down anyone who thinks they’re untouchable. She is on target until one fateful night when the touch of a strange man sends an unexpected shock wave through her. Now, the faint whispers in her head are growing louder and more annoying, distracting her from her mission. <br /><br />Derik ‘Tag Krell Manok’s search for the mysterious woman who changed his life nearly two years before is finally over. As a Prime warrior from another world, he knew the moment he touched Amelia that she was his bond-mate—but she disappeared before he could whisk her away to safety. He is determined not to let that happen again, but he also knows that he needs to proceed with caution because Amelia is unlike any woman he has ever known before.<br /><br />As their connection grows, so does Derik’s fear that he will be unable to keep Amelia safe from a man who is just as determined to find her and use her amazing talents for his own devious purposes. Find out what happens when an alien warrior, a determined AI named RITA, and a few other surprising twists come together to save a special woman named Runt!<br /><br />Internationally acclaimed S.E. Smith has been awarded USA Today Bestseller 14 times! Now she's returning with another science fiction world that will come alive in your hands. This story's a slow burn romance for the ages with the perfect ratio of humor and drama. There's never been a crime thriller like it!

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