Gift Guide: Morality by Eva Caye

Morality-by-Eva-CayeTargeted Age Group:: 18 +
Category: Romance – Adult

Print book price range: $17.06 – $18.95
eBook price range: $4.99

About Morality:
Princess Grace Encino-Sinclair can handle relentless duties, using her scientific knowledge and consummate social skills to support everyone in the Imperial Family. Her real struggle is to have a nice, normal private life, quite difficult to achieve since she has been trained in Grandmother’s stelluric science and is constantly followed by Sentinels. As she handles one mind-boggling near-disaster after another, with objectivity but also with heart, she can’t seem to find the right man, one who understands her duties to the Imperial Family come first, one who will support her great destiny instead of his own.

Stuck in her perceived limitations, she meets the magnificent Carlo, and all her dreams seem to come true. Suddenly, the most unthinkable assassination of all occurs, focused on Grace and Carlo; will this tear the Imperial Family apart? When Grace stumbles over long-embedded corruption and must work with the stargate scientists to remedy the situation, she suddenly finds herself the most highly trusted person in the Empire, the power behind the Imperial throne….

Discover the power of ladies as the backbone of Demesne society in this novel of social intrigues, ethics, and justice, as Princess Grace proves to the Emperor she will go beyond the call of duty for any member of the Imperial Family!

This science fiction romance is the final book of the eight-part To Be Sinclair series. The saga continues with NOBILITY and ends with MORALITY, which detail the romances and political struggles of the future Emperor and the power behind the throne. Several scenes describe sexually explicit behavior.

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For Odin, for Thor, for Asgard by David K Scholes

7689754BC_Front_Cover1A collection of short stories of Allfather Odin, his blood son the mighty Thor and their magnificent home of Asgard.

The tales, often in very cosmic settings, see the Asgardian gods in a constant struggle for existence against other great powers of the Multiverse both mystic and cosmic.

Targeted Age Group:: 16+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have long been interested in norse mythology and have also followed Odin and Thor in the comics and the recent movies.
I wanted to write about these characters from norse mythology but in more cosmic settings. Treating them as more powerful entities than they appear to have been treated in the mythology, comics, other books, or in the movies.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
I don’t feel that any limitations have been placed on my imagination.
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Alien Hunter, Star Trooper by David K Scholes

Alien-Hunter-epubcoverA humanoid alien designated an Alien Hunter Class 5 and formerly a Star Trooper, Gladiator, and Mercenary is “dumped” on Earth by the Universal forces of nature. The so called “Hand of God.”

With his Earth liaison officer Chicago detective Chris McInnes in tow, the displaced visitor starts a one alien war against corruption, crime, and terrorism on Earth. Both human and alien.

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Based on the author’s monthly Alien Hunter series published by the then Golden Visions science fiction magazine throughout 2011 and to mid 2012

Targeted Age Group:: 16+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A life long love of science fiction and the desire to return something to the genre.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
It gives the author unlimited scope for his or her imagination.
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Once Upon a Dirtball by Pilar Savage

As a Confederation pilot, Trina McQueen had visited more than twenty worlds, varied in their cultures and use of technology. The Confederation’s arch enemy, the Ceberian Empire, has come up with a new way to cripple the Confederation— putting a bounty on the head of each of their pilots. After a night of revelry, Trina falls victim to the scheme, and soon she is a captive onboard a ship headed away from the quadrant she’d called home, traveling light-years away from anyone or anything she has ever known.
Handed off to callous slavers and injected with nanobots and drugs to help her acclimate to her new environment, she is sold as an “exotic” for her blonde hair and perfect teeth, rather than her piloting skills. With little knowledge of the language or customs, Trina faces the ultimate culture shock on an unnamed planet she immediately labels “a primitive dirtball.” Given over to the care of a handsome yet barbarian overseer, Trina must make her way in on a world where justice depends on one’s skill with a blade and horses are advanced transportation. Will the skills she acquired in her military training be enough to help her survive her exile on this primitive planet? And will she find something there she hadn’t found as she traveled the known galaxy?

Targeted Age Group:: 17+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always enjoyed researching what life was like in ancient times. Once Upon a Dirtball puts the heroine on a world that is not unlike this one a couple of thousand years ago. The science fiction part is how she got there and how her worldview differs from the other characters.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
For some books, there is a lot of research into what could happen, such as extrapolating technology trends. I really love those articles (or television shows) which look at science fiction gadgets which become reality after a while. (Ever seen the YouTube video of characters on Star Trek using what looks a lot like an iPad?) But, science fiction is even broader than that. There are so many themes: time travel, space travel, galactic empires, aliens, man vs. machine, and many more. Science fiction is a sophisticated genre, so it can be challenging.
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Soldier of the Brell by David K Scholes

Soldier-of-the-Brell-final-front-coverAfter the destruction of the home worlds of the super power empire of the Brell, a lone soldier acquires custodianship over all of the residual power and knowledge of his race. He then travels into the future in search of revenge.

In the long journey up through the well of time he witnesses the emergence of new powers for both good and evil. One of them the super power empire of the Tolden. Another the dark powers behind a vast inter-stellar network of subjugated worlds.

After a battle that takes him to both the beginning and end of time, his struggle against the nemesis of his race leads to a final confrontation in a place thought to be only stuff of myth and legend.

This novella is fast paced and action packed.

Targeted Age Group:: 16+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A life long love of science fiction and a desire to return something to the genre.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
There are no limitations placed on the imagination of the author.
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After the Winter by Mark Healy

After-the-Winter-Cover-500x750The Earth is in ruins. Cities and nations destroyed. Those who survive the onslaught succumb to the cold blackness of winter. A handful of machines finally emerge into the light, lost and directionless. They are the last remnants of civilisation.

Brant is a synthetic – a machine who has the appearance and emotions of the humans who made him. He is hunted across the wasteland by cruel scavengers known as Marauders who are intent on cannibalising his body to prolong their own lives.

Brant carries a great burden as he tries to return home: a secret that can change the world. Against the unforgiving desert, the twisted denizens of this new world and his own dark past he needs to find a way back at any cost.

Targeted Age Group:: Adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I always wanted to write a post-apocalyptic novel where the outlook was very bleak and the future uncertain, and then throw some characters into the mix to see how they handle this world. There are some very interesting themes that I found came out of this mix – despair, sadness, but also hope and an exploration of what it means to be human.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
I love speculative fiction as it allows the creation of entire new worlds. There really are no boundaries – if you can imagine it, you can create it. I love that kind of freedom when I write.
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Herald of the Flame by Sylvia Engdahl

Herald_of_the_FlameStarship captain Terry Steward is committed to spreading acceptance of psi powers and other advanced mind capabilities throughout the worlds of humankind. A strange turn of fate has enabled him to overcome terrorists who would have put an end to the colony world Maclairn’s plan to achieve this goal. Now with his own ship Estel, he journeys from world to world, heralding the hopeful future about which he alone knows the full truth. But the opponents of mind power still pose a threat and on Earth the persecution of people who develop new abilities is increasing. Soon targeted by bounty hunters, Terry risks everything that matters to him in a desperate attempt to defeat Maclairn’s enemies, not guessing that if he lives long enough, he is destined for an even greater role in human history than he has played as a defender of its cause.

Targeted Age Group:: 17 and up

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This is a sequel to Defender of the Flame, although each of the two books can stand alone. I had not intended to write it when I published the preceding book, but as I thought more and more about what would happen to the main character later in his life, and how he might fill the potential role implied by its conclusion, I realized that I had set the stage for him to have an even more significant destiny than I had first imagined. And this gave me an opportunity to elaborate more on ideas expressed in my earlier books about the place of humankind in the universe.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
My science fiction isn’t typical of the genre and though I use many of its conventions — space colonies, faster-than-light starships, etc. — I intentionally direct it to a wider audience than sci-fi fans, which means that the characters and civilization portrayed are closer to today’s reality than fits the taste of most readers with extensive SF background. There is nothing weird in it. I focus on the thoughts and feelings of the characters and on what I believe about humankind’s future. So I don’t believe that writing it is different from writing other fiction except in the sense that the setting is imaginary and some of the details are metaphorical rather than literal portrayals of likely developments.
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Essential Reading in Science Fiction by David K Scholes

Essential-Reading-in-Science-Fiction-thumbnailImageEssential Reading in Science Fiction contains 24 short science fiction stories that are fast, action packed, varied, entertaining and easy to read.

In Battle at Time’s End, Times Guardian makes one last throw of the dice against Fate, calling on a great champion from the past. In The Tribunal, the Galactic War Tribunal operates under a quite different basis to Nuremburg. The Safest Place in the Universe is just that, though for different reasons than you might think.

The child of an alien shapeshifter father and Earth mother is of considerable importance to human history in The Shifter Child. In Star Ravagers impossibly alien life forms seek to consume our Sun, while in Final Revenge the rape of future humanity is avenged. An extra-dimensional visitor seeks to help an Earth besieged by both aliens and alien gods in A Long Way from Home. While to the advanced inhabitants of Lhorran 4, Visitor 51347 is not at all what he seems to be. In Internet Writer a reclusive writer achieves fame beyond his wildest dreams, without even knowing it

Targeted Age Group:: 17+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A life long love of science fiction and a desire to return something to the genre.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
There are no limitations placed on the imagination of the author.
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Featured SciFi Book: Terminus (Fringe Worlds #1) by Kevin Hardman

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About Terminus (Fringe Worlds #1) by Kevin Hardman

Master Sergeant Gant Maker was a highly-decorated and well-respected Marine – until his last mission left him as the sole survivor of an encounter with a vicious race called the Vacra. Served up as a scapegoat and drummed out of the military, he has since lived a life of seclusion with only an adopted alien as a companion.

Now the Vacra have returned. As the only person to have ever faced them and survived, Maker is reinstated in the Corps and given the onerous task of finding this enemy on a world located at the edge of known space. Assisting him is an unlikely band of military rejects, including a blind sharpshooter, an unstable psychic, and a genetically-engineered killing machine who refuses to fight.

Given that the Vacra have superior weapons and technology, Maker recognizes that his team is at a distinct disadvantage. But Marines are nothing if not resourceful, and Maker has an audacious plan that just may level the playing field – if it doesn’t get them all killed.

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Featured Book: Broken Souls by Laurie Olerich

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About Broken Souls by Laurie Olerich

Chilling, sexy romantic suspense that’ll keep you up all night!

Stalked by evil…
Rori Austin’s life is over. She just doesn’t know it yet. Orphaned as a toddler and raised in foster homes, she’s had a pretty crappy life so far. Since turning 24, she’s been plagued by terrifying nightmares that leave her gasping with a hunger she doesn’t understand. Alone and broke, she’s struggling to make it one day at a time. When she blacks out and wakes up in 1969, she knows something is desperately wrong.

Haunted by guilt…
Declan Manning is Primani, an immortal soldier charged with keeping demons under control. Lucky for Rori, he’s in the right place at the right time. After miraculously saving her life, he vanishes with no intention of coming back. The last thing he needs is a woman in his life. But his intentions can’t override his instincts. Something is wrong with this woman. Something that will get her killed. When he looks into her exotic eyes, he knows there’s no walking away from her.

The clock is ticking on more than Rori’s life–her soul’s been marked for Hell and the demon is ready to collect. As Rori’s secrets are revealed, Dec’s stunned to realize she’s so much more than human and he will do anything to keep her by his side.

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