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Tennessee Murray has a great family, wonderful friends, and a challenging and interesting job as a middle-school English teacher. In addition to realizing his dream of publishing a book, he is engaged to the love of his life. The future is bright and things can only get better.

Then one foggy summer morning along with the ten billion other people on the face of the Earth, his life changes forever.

A novel of science fiction – Coming soon

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FREE sci-fi ebook at Smashwords: Sower

My birthday is on 2/15/18. To celebrate I’m giving away my science fiction novel, “Sower” at Smashwords.  Help me have a happy birthday by downloading with coupon WC59R.

Free until 2/17/2018

Synopsis:

Sard is one of the last Sowers. He’s charged with helping restore Earth which was devastated in a war four thousand years before. He’s an agent of Special Operations for the Restoration of Earth or SpORE, a biological program designed to return the Earth and its new primitives to a viable state.

As a Sower, one of his duties is performing a necessary function that will rebuild the diminished population. This is done by – well, let’s just say he gets the job done. He is young, smart, and resilient – and finds the existing main food staples of rats and cockroaches to be quite tasty.

One day, he and his AI partner find something that not only could ruin all the work that’s been done but she becomes trapped by the newly discovered menace.

It’s a dangerous situation and time is running out. Will Sard be up to the task?

It’s a tough job but so is the Sower…

 

This first book in a series is a fine tale and a great beginning. The characters are well developed and it has a well-written plot. I also love the cover so kudos to the artist.

Ellie, the space girl of the title, learns some life-changing facts about herself and her family and has to come to terms with that all while dealing with a nefarious enemy out to conquer the galaxy. There’re aliens, action, surprises, a little romance, and the feel of a good old-fashioned space opera.

What’s not to love?

I recommend this book to anybody who likes a good science-fiction story (or wants to read one for the first time!)

(Click image to see excerpt at Amazon)

OUT NOW!

Available at Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Juri Turner, the human-born dragon, has to help fight insurrectionists trying to take over the government of Earth, help rescue humans being held captive by the aliens that invaded twenty-three years ago and help ensure the success of the mission when they go to the enemy’s home planet for a final showdown. It’s a big job for a small dragon. Will she accomplish all she was born to do?

The survival of Earth and even the welfare of other species in the galaxy hinges on the answer.

 

Book 5 of Spaceships and Magic – available for pre-order at Amazon, B&N,  Kobo,   and Apple – only .99 until after release.

Juri Turner, the human-born dragon, has to help fight insurrectionists trying to take over the government of Earth, help rescue humans being held captive by the aliens that invaded twenty-three years ago and help ensure the success of the mission when they go to the enemy’s home planet for a final showdown. It’s a big job for a small dragon. Will she accomplish all she was born to do?

The survival of Earth and even the welfare of other species in the galaxy hinges on the answer.

Short Reads for Shorter Days

Do you find yourself looking for a book you can finish because your day hasn’t got enough “day” in it and you’ve been so busy that by the time you sit down to read, you either hear a thud and snap awake to find the book on the floor, or, you find yourself wearing it on your face?

Or, did you sign up for the Goodreads Reading Challenge, and now it’s down to the crunch and you’re running out of time to reach that goal of thirty (or fifty, or twenty, or even ten) books you said you’d read?

Or perhaps you’ve simply decided that you’re going to start reading for enjoyment but you’re intimidated by all the books out there that have two hundred chapters and six hundred pages to get through, and you’re not sure you want to start quite that big

Well, have no fear, short reads are here!

Here are some great ebooks that were written by eleven fantastic indie authors who are also short story writers. Go on, take a look, browse around and pick up one or two – or more because most can be had for only .99 cents and some are free; most can be read in one sitting, and some are so short you can read ‘em in ten minutes!

Take a shot at some awesome stories… there’s something here for everyone!

Enjoy!

Amanda Siegrist

 
(All above are available through Kindle Unlimited)

Jane Jago

 
(Also available through Kindle Unlimited)
(Pre-order for release on Dec 1st)

Bea Cannon

  
(All above also available through other ebook retailers such as Kobo & Nook)

Dwayne Fry

  

 

  
Austism 99¢
(All above are available through Kindle Unlimited)

Kathryn Meyer Griffith

(Also available through other ebook retailers such as Kobo & Nook)

Lyra Shanti

  
(All above are available through Kindle Unlimited)

V.M. Sawh

Cinders 99¢
(Also available through Kindle Unlimited)

David M. Kelly

   
Atoll 99¢
(All above are available through Kindle Unlimited)

Kimelene Carr

(Also available through Kindle Unlimited)

C.B. Archer

  

 

  

 

  

 

 
Vambrace 99¢
Fallin 99¢
(All above are available through Kindle Unlimited)

Christina McMullen

  
Dissonant 99¢
(All above are available through Kindle Unlimited)

Donald was in the process of fixing dinner, or rather, he was opening cans and dumping the contents out onto the two plates sitting on the small table.  The light from the battery powered lamp threw dim shadows on the walls.

“When do you suppose this will end?” asked Lacey trying to see out the small opaque, round window.  It was pointless, though.  The window filter wasn’t made to be opened.  “It’s already gone on longer than before.”  It had lingered for a week previously, then stopped for two days before coming back worse than ever.

Donald eyed her.   “Since it’s lasted this long, you know the score as well as I.  Come on, eat your dinner.  It’s time for the daily broadcast.  Maybe there’ll be some news.”  He clicked on the radio.

Lacey settled at the table and they picked at their food in silence, listening to the government announcer.  Neither had an appetite.

“We’re now in day twenty of the crisis,” came the generic male voice of the announcer.  “Again, no one should go outside unless entirely necessary, and all filters should be kept in place.  According to Dr. Horton Sullivan of the Department of Meteorology at the Miller Institute, there is some disagreement among scientists as to how long this will persist.  It is agreed though, that if all citizens follow the directives, they will remain safe and unharmed until the danger is over.”

The radio went silent.  The broadcasts were never long but this was the shortest and the most useless message they’d gotten to date.  Disgusted, Donald reached over and turned it off.

The two meteorologists stared at each other.

“We need to look,” said Lacey, quietly.  Donald agreed.

They got up from the table and went to the door.  Donald gripped the top edge of the filter and when Lacey nodded, he pulled it open.

Lacey stuck her head out, stared up and quickly drew it back in.  Tears coursed down her cheeks, leaving tracks in the sooty film covering her face.  She wiped her burning eyes with a sleeve, smearing the residue.  She held her breath against the foul air being admitted.  Donald looked intently at the sky then hurriedly slammed the filter shut.  He and Lacey stared at each other again, dirty faces ashen.

Some few days had been better than others.  More light, less smog, and easier breathing.  But no more.  With the filters in place, the air conditioning inside their smog survival capsule would sustain them for a while longer, and they had plenty of canned food.  But to what purpose?  The hazy, silvery orb in the darkened, roiling skies told them what they already knew in their hearts: the danger would never be over.  The inversion was worsening, becoming permanent.  It wasn’t clearing.  The moon was gone, and soon, the sun would not be visible either.

And it never would be seen again, as all life expired in a man-made heat death, and Earth became a twin to Venus.

End

Sower – post apocalyptic

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SELIA's Promise: A Short Story by [McMullen, Christina]

I chose this story to read because it’s short and I don’t have a lot of time at the moment. Besides, I’ve enjoyed other of this author’s books and figured I’d find a laugh or two in it. And, believe it or not considering the dark premise, I did.

I can’t say a lot without giving too much away because, after all, it IS a shortie, but this I can say: it’s the best apocalyptic story I’ve read in recent years. It is dark and clever and it grabbed me from the beginning. I went through the highs and lows – and more highs and lows – along with the protagonist, and could not see what the end would be – until the very end. And it was perfect.

It is well written (as is usual for Christina McMullen) and I’m so glad she wrote it!

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