Winter Fall by Byron Tucker

CoverSmallAn apocalyptic thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish…

On August 1st, 2019, the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupts in its most cataclysmic eruption ever, unleashing a scene of destruction such as humankind has never seen and triggering a civilization-ending volcanic winter.

The Durant family, taking an idyllic vacation to Yellowstone on the eve of its mighty eruption, are forced to fight for their lives as they make a hair-raising escape from the exploding supervolcano. They’re able to reach a place of relative safety at the homestead of a relative, only to realize their struggles are just beginning …

Join the Durants as they embark on an epic, hard-fought struggle for survival against all odds in a ruined, frozen landscape beset by hunger, lawlessness and civil war.

Targeted Age Group:: age 17+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My love for apocalyptic / post apocalytpic fiction, especially of the natural impact variety (Lucifer’s Hammer, etc) plus my fascination with supervolcanos inspired to write my first novel.

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Orientation (The Commorancy Book 1) by Al K. Line

orientation1Nobody noticed as it swept around the globe – until billions began to die. Then it got a name: The Lethargy. Everyone just gave up, all interest in life relentlessly gnawed away. 15 generations later humanity is on the brink of extinction.

The only safe refuge is the fabled Commorancy, where Marcus Wolfe, tyrant, oligarch and absolute ruler offers those lucky enough to pass Orientation one of the seven Rooms, where life extension, knowledge of The Noise and more is there for the taking. But running such a home is not without its consequences – Marcus is institutionalized and has to fight daily with a madness that threatens his very reality.

As The Commorancy comes under attack young Letje finds herself out of her depth amongst a group of strangers with a millennium of experience between them. Haughty goats, an almost mythical man obsessed with changing his clothes at every available opportunity, and doors that go whoosh don’t help her situation as the very future of mankind hangs in the balance.

Now Marcus has to protect not only The Commorancy and his guests, but try to hold on to his sanity as well.

Targeted Age Group:: 15+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to delve into a world that really could come about. A dystopian future that is a reflection on the way the world has changed with the advent of new technology.

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Taken (Callisto Series – Book 1) by Erica Conroy

taken-400wideRespect the enemy, fear his (alien) daughter!
Peace negotiations are easy right? Not when learning an alien language or having to match wits with the fiercely intelligent daughter of the enemy. Between dodging claws, avoiding cultural taboos, and accidentally getting married, life gets interesting for recently divorced diplomat Viktor Jacobs.

Targeted Age Group:: Adults

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’m a huge fan of Firefly and Star Trek (not the new movies) and decided to write something with the character interactions and adventure that these two shows were so good at.
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ARRIVAL – Part 1 of the From The Sky trilogy by David McGowan

FTS-Bk-1-Cover-390x624Camberway is like any small northern California town. An everyday community living everyday lives.

Until the arrival.

When the ground starts to shake beneath their feet…
When the noises crash through the skies above their heads…
When the giant UFOs appear and send down their beams, their terrible beams…

Camberway is rocked to its very foundations, as a series of bizarre events changes all of their lives, forever.

What will become of Camberway, and the people who call it home?

Will anyone survive? Why are the giant UFOs here? what do they want?

ARRIVAL is the first part of the From The Sky trilogy. Part 2 – JOURNEY, and Part 3 – NEVADA, are scheduled for release late-2014, early-2015.

Targeted Age Group:: 18+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by an image of a group of characters wandering through a tall California pine forest, afraid that people they meet could be human or alien. I’ve always been a huge Spielberg fan and Stephen King fan, and From The Sky is a combination of how King crafts a community and places them in peril to see how they will react and how they will get out of said peril, and the huge suspense and drama that permeates Spielberg’s works (Taken, Falling Skies etc.).

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
The science fiction writer’s imagination must always constantly grasp a little further, past the place where regular authors reach, to find something a little out of the ordinary and original. But all authors must keep their reader guessing, and writing science fiction opens up any possibility you can think of. It’s a fantastic genre with literally a universe of possibilities!
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Featured Book: Botanicaust by Tam Linsey @TamLinsey


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The only crop left … is human.

After genetically altered weeds devastate Earth’s croplands, Dr. Tula Macoby believes photosynthetic skin can save the human race. Her people single-mindedly embark on a mission to convert the cannibals roaming what’s left of Earth. But when Levi, a peaceful stranger, refuses alteration, Tula doesn’t think the only options should be conversion or death.

Levi Kraybill, a devout member of the Old Order, left his Holdout farmland to seek a cure for his terminally ill son. Genetic manipulation is a sin, but Levi will do almost anything for the life of his child. When he’s captured, he’s sure he’s damned, and his only escape will be death.

Tula’s superiors schedule Levi’s euthanization, and she risks everything to set the innocent man free. Now she and Levi are outlaws with her people, and she’s an abomination with his. Can they find sanctuary in a cannibal wasteland?

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White Dwarf One by Dario Solera

Cover10SmallThey came to Earth to teach us their science. Then they invited us to their home planet. We accepted.
Alex and his crew depart for a pioneering mission through the galaxy. But the journey is long and dangerous, and humans are not made for space.
White Dwarf One will take you on board a bare-bones spaceship, where the vessel’s claustrophobic reality will be disturbed by something no one had foreseen: friends turning to foes. To survive, the crew will have to make decisions that will affect the outcome of the mission as much as the future of humanity.

Targeted Age Group:: 15-70

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always been fascinated by first contact themes, and what meeting an intelligent alien species would mean for mankind. White Dwarf One builds upon these concepts, going as far as speculating about different civilizations getting to know each other – for better or for worse.

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Featured Book: The Cagliostro Chronicles II – Conflagration by Ralph L. Angelo Jr.

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The Cagliostro Chronicles II – Conflagration by Ralph L. Angelo Jr.

In the depths of space danger still awaits mankind!
Two year after mankind discovered the secret to faster than light flight and the war with the dreaded Agalum empire began
Mark Johnson and the crew of the Cagliostro must land on an unknown world
to make repairs after a terrible battle. Once there they discover horrible new dangers awaiting
them. Prehistoric monsters and Savage aliens. But these are not the only dangers. Something evil lurks there as well.
An intelligence that watches their every move. But the greatest danger of all is what they discover hidden on the planet by the Agalum themselves.
What new threat to Earth and all humanity hides upon this dangerous new world?

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Featured Book: Transcender Trilogy Box Set: Books 1 and 2 by Vicky Savage @SavageVicky

**ON SALE $0.99 (84% savings) September 15-September 21, 2014**
This Box Set contains TRANSCENDER: First-Timer (Book 1) and STREAMING STARS (Book 2) plus a Special Excerpt from ILLUMINOSITY (Book 3).
The Transcender Trilogy is a fast-paced, action-adventure-paranormal romance series beloved by fans of science fiction, fantasy, and young adult.
In TRANSCENDER: First-Timer, Seventeen-year-old Jaden Beckett is plucked from her quiet Connecticut existence and dropped into a post-apocalyptic alternate earth where the surviving population resides in enormous domed cities. Agent Ralston of the Inter-Universal Guidance Agency befriends Jaden and helps her assume a new identity while promising to find a way to get her home safely. But in her new life Jaden’s a princess, and she has her mother back–a dream she never imagined possible. So when she finds herself falling for the darkly compelling Ryder Blackthorn, all thoughts of returning home quickly vanish. Will IUGA force Jaden out? Or will she discover the truth–she’s a Transcender and capable of traveling among parallel worlds at will.
In STREAMING STARS, Jaden returns to Domerica for an opportunity to choose her ultimate destiny. Agent Ralston sets out three possible paths: She may remain with her loving family in Connecticut, resume her alternate life in Domerica with the man she loves, or embrace her astonishing gift and join the Transcender community permanently. Jaden believes she knows where her destiny lies, but her mother’s grave illness, Ryder’s confusing actions, and a scheming uncle who has his eye on the throne complicate her decision. Will Jaden finally follow her heart? In the end her decision is anything but simple.

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Featured Book: Recalled To Duty by Louis Lamoureux

They never expected to live long enough to retire, but the crew of the Aegis got lucky. In the ten years since the end of the Shillaqi war, they’ve dodged the press, diehard fans, and their own inner demons. A new threat is detected at the edge of the solar system and the washed-up superheroes, are still Earth’s best hope. They are sent to investigate as their young replacements struggle to complete their ship, the Shinigami. Earth isn’t completely reliant on the Earth Defense Force and their warriors, a multinational fleet assembles to repel the threat. As the conflict begins, the awful truth comes to light, someone on Earth is helping the aliens.
Will the crew of the Aegis survive one more battle? Do they even want to survive?

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Beyond Hercules by Paul A. Bussard

BEYOND HERCULES is the story of a charismatic techno-geek who discovers anti-gravity not knowing the galaxy is patrolled by a derelict weapon that annihilates anyone using anti-gravity technology.

Imagine Duke Wainwright’s surprise when a simple fiber optics experiment blows a mile-deep hole in his garage floor. He’s discovered anti-gravity, but doesn’t know it. However, a derelict weapon, programmed to annihilate anyone with anti-gravity technology, does know it. It begins a countdown before Duke even knows what he’s discovered. Duke, his teenage sweetheart, an out-of-work astronomer, and a dead cosmonaut scramble to mount a defense as the robotic weapon begins its attack.

Targeted Age Group:: YA and older

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve long been fascinated by science fiction stories involving anti-gravity–floating cities, near space as crowded with traffic as our air space is today. Most stories show anti-gravity in every day use. I wondered what it would be like to be the person who discovered anti-gravity. Ideas began to accumulate, and Beyond Hercules was the result.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
I write HARD science fiction, which demands that I don’t violate any laws of science (known today), except for the “what if?” premise of my story. Readers of hard SF will catch me if I make a blunder, so it’s a challenge to make sure I get things right.
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