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Nik Granjer hates the Bug. It was the Bug that destroyed the world when it wiped out more than ninety percent of humanity a hundred years ago. But one night on the border of New Frisko, Nik discovers a dreadful secret: the Bug might not be there after all. When his experiment takes a terrible turn, a brutal enforcement squad from the city forces Nik into hiding. On the run and searching for allies, Nik’s only hope is to discover the truth about the Prime Administrator’s regime and the origins of the Bug. If he doesn’t, humankind may never break free from the conspiracy holding it in its grip.
Thirteen-year-old Levi Middleworth insists he’s got a Destiny, even if half the internet’s tried to bully it out of him with a viral video. When a Hollywood executive in a trim green suit invites Levi to star on a reality TV show aboard a hi-tech pirate ship, Levi thinks his Destiny’s finally come a knockin’ – a bit of fame is exactly what he needs to finally make some friends his eighth grade year. But almost as soon as they set sail, the games aboard the ship turn savage. With the help of Levi’s long-lost television hero and a tech-savvy pirate crew, Levi has to rethink his quest for fame in an attempt to save himself, his fellow contestants, and every human being on the beach from a feeding frenzy of grisly proportions.
Fifty years in space—alone. Ethan Bryant was supposed to fall asleep on a ship leaving Earth and wake up fifty years later with his family on the planet Minea. Instead, after the ship’s caretaker—the lone human in charge of monitoring the ship’s vital systems—suddenly died, the ship’s computer locked Ethan out of his stasis chamber and gave him the job. Ethan is resigned to his fate, until the ship suddenly wakes up another passenger: a beautiful engineer who, along with Ethan, soon discovers a horrible secret—a navigation room hidden from even the ship’s computer. The ship is not bound for Minea—but to somewhere far more dangerous.
Police-officer-turned-private-investigator Goethe “Got” Luck is known for rolling with the punches and never taking anything too seriously. When he picks up a seemingly dead-end murder case, his life begins to take a crazy turn. Shot at, chased by people he has never met, and attacked by an invisible liondog, Got quickly learns that there is more to this world than meets the eye. Getting out of this one will take a couple friends, more than a few well-placed insults, and a whole lot of Luck.
Evertaster (Book 1)
When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city, they meet a dying pastry maker. In his last breath, he entrusts them with a secret: an ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever know—a taste that will change the fate of humanity forever.
By Mercy Madison Elizabeth Schuyler is the perfect example of an eligible young lady: caring, beautiful—with plenty of money to spare. But being the most reserved of her sisters, Eliza has a hard time picturing what a suitor could see in her. Who would want shy and simple Eliza when other ladies are so sophisticated and outgoing? When she goes to visit her aunt in Morristown, Eliza is surprised to find General Washington’s aide-de-camp on her doorstep. Kind, intelligent, and handsome, Alexander Hamilton is the man of every girl’s dream and Eliza finds herself quickly falling for him. But could he ever return her affections? And with the war raging on around them, can Eliza find it in her to win Hamilton’s heart before they run out of time?
Reagan West is a closet gamer. She absolutely hates her role as the evil cheerleader. But, as any teenager knows, it’s better to suppress your own nerdy tendencies than to submit to a lifetime of being shoved into lockers. So, Reagan bravely soldiers on as a reluctant bully ... until a cute boy from her guild moves to her school. The good-looking newcomer threatens to reveal Reagan’s nerdy little secret and force her to come to terms with who she truly is. Now Reagan has to decide if she’s going to defend her fellow geeks, or if she’ll continue to be a total troll.
That Girl, Darcy
This gender-swapped Pride and Prejudice retelling brings back all the original characters in a quirky modern day setting that holds true to the original story while bringing new humor and misunderstandings.
Ghost in the Game
Noah has made a deal with the devil. In return for access to Wona’s inner circle, he must guard their Dream State game. His new alliance didn’t come without a cost. It turned many of his friends against him. Luckily, the company has assigned him a new team: Catastrophe. But leading Catastrophe takes a dangerous turn. At the grand opening of a new game zone, a vicious attack puts even the Wona President on edge. As Noah digs deeper, he discovers hacking beyond anything he’s ever imagined. In order to protect his virtual refuge, Noah must repair his broken friendships and work with Wona’s own lackeys. If Noah can't stop the hacker, more than the Dream State is at risk. Dark secrets lurk behind this mystery—secrets that go back to the creation of the Dream Engine itself.
Horizon Alpha: Predators of Eden
Two hundred years ago, the great Ark Horizon Alpha escaped a doomed Earth and went searching for a new home. The passengers landed on Teu Ceti expecting paradise, but instead they discovered a planet stuck in its own version of the cretaceous period. The humans’ one defense against the dinosaurs ravaging the planet is an electric fence, built from the remains of the shuttles that brought them there. But Eden base has only days of power left. With most of the adult men dead, rookie soldier Caleb Wilde and his unit of teenage boys leave the electric fences of Eden in search of a reactor core lost deep in the jungle. The last remnant of the human race waits behind the electric fence for their return. The dinosaurs wait, too—for the electricity to die and the feast to begin.
For nine months of the year, the sands of the Sharani Desert are safe. The genesauri—giant, flying, serpentine monsters who hunt across the desert in enormous packs—lie dormant. The smallest of their kind is able to take down a single man with ease, and the largest is able to swallow entire clans. The people of the desert have always been able to predict the creatures’ appearance, but this year, the genesauri have stopped following the rules. With the fate of the clans hanging in the balance, seventeen-year-old Lhaurel discovers she possesses a rare and uncontrollable power—one that will be tested as the next deadly genesauri attack looms on the horizon and the clash between clans grows more inevitable by the hour.
The Calamity is coming. Princess Malya never wanted much to do with the fate of the galaxy. She’d be happy just to travel around the galaxy participating in the most risky and exhilarating sport in existence. But then a pirate captain tells her that she’s key to his plan that just might stop the Calamity. Even if Malya believes the cryptic prophecy of an insane space witch, the plan requires noble paladins and bloodthirsty corsairs to actually cooperate. With such impossible odds, Malya almost wants to keep running and leave saving the universe to anyone else. But even Malya cannot outrun the Calamity. To protect the people she loves and maybe even the galaxy itself, she must pull off her craziest stunt yet.
Dawn of Procyon
Light years away from an interstellar war, mechanic Landry Stanton lives a peaceful, mundane life on the desolate planet Procyon One, and that’s just the way he likes it. But when an unauthorized trip to the other side of the planet leaves him shipwrecked and stranded alongside a hostile alien that wants him dead, Landry discovers a terrifying secret. With his oxygen and water running out, and with no way to warn the United Earth Marines, Landry’s lonely fight for survival becomes a battle for humanity itself.
Stuck in the Game
After a terrible car accident paralyzes seventeen-year-old Noah Newbolt, he is hooked up to the innovative Dream Engine—a virtual reality helmet that immerses the player in an online fantasy game. The Dream Engine keeps Noah’s mind alive while doctors frantically work to heal his body, but dying in the game could send Noah into a coma, forever.
A Science Fiction Short Story. After twenty-four years trapped in a nightmare en-route to the planet Minea, Taiver wakes up from stasis to find himself trapped in a malfunctioning pod, submerged in liquid, and unable to move. The ship’s lone caretaker, Hannah, tells Taiver that the sedatives no longer work on him, she can’t get him out of his stasis chamber, and Minea is still thirty years away. Taiver can’t even escape back to his nightmares, and his only companion may be the reason he had them in the first place. Stasis Dreams is a short story set in the universe of the Bestselling Caretaker Chronicles. Stasis Dreams is a standalone (no prior reading required) and is approximately 7,000 words long.