Featured Book: The Girl Who Remained Elusive(Part 1 of a YA Dystopian Serialized Novel) by Whitney Pagano

Some things you should know about me:
I’m seventeen. The world is gone to hell. I sleep in a cave with a couple dozen other people, hiding from a government corporation intent on keeping every single human being on the planet too doped up to be aware of their surroundings. As far as I know, we are are the only ones on this earth who still remain uncaptured and free from Isis’ claws.
Maybe we’ve just been lucky. Or maybe our success at sticking to the rule has been what’s kept us all alive this time. And here, in my world where human life has little to no value, and people roam the streets like half-dead unthinking corpses, there are many rules, but none more important than the Golden Rule:
REMAIN ELUSIVE.

Stay out of sight. Remain unseen. Because that’s the only way one has a chance to stay alive.

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Featured Book: Cerulean by Anna Kyss

What if everyone you loved disappeared?

Chey has lost everyone she cares about. Her mother. Her father. Her best friend. Her ancestors moved into their ocean refuge to protect themselves; instead, the waters have slowly taken her people, one-by-one.

When Chey feels the blues encroaching, she will do anything to save herself. Her attempts to survive lead to a forbidden encounter with a kind outsider, Jesse. The only problem? His existence shouldn’t be possible.

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Featured Book: Velvak’s Victory by Eddie de Jong

Survival of the fittest. Can a society living in the Stone Age defeat unwanted visitors from a technologically advanced world?

When Alec’s mom reports his math teacher for bullying, she has no idea what the consequences will be. Scared out of her mind, she decides to return to Bradapol to ask for help, knowing full well that this could lead to her execution.

Although Bradapol has never progressed past the Stone Age, they have learnt how to harness the natural elements through the Helper.

Alec’s name is changed to Velvak, and he befriends Lokjab, a young wolf. With that, an ancient prophesy is fulfilled. With the help of Edno, Velvak discovers his own natural gifts and talents, and has to learn how to survive on his own in this harsh world.

When the Security Council discovers that someone from another world is plundering Bradapol’s resources yet again, they decide to send Velvak to investigate. Trained warriors that were sent on previous occasions had simply disappeared. Does Velvak really stand a chance?

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Featured Book: Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London by Frank Tayell

“There are no outbreaks in the UK or Ireland.” That’s what the government broadcast before London was evacuated. Now the radio is silent, the government gone, the power has been cut, and the street outside Bill Wright’s window is filled with the undead. He is trapped. He is alone. He hopes for rescue, but when it doesn’t come he has to venture out into the undead wasteland in the hope of finding sanctuary. Instead he will discover something far more horrific than the living dead. This is the first volume of Bill’s journals. Book 2: Wasteland, and Book 3: Family, the last volume, are out now.

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Houses of Common by Derick William Dalton

HouseCommon_CVR-smallIn the 22nd century, pilgrims leave Earth for nearby planets that terraformers have crafted to meet their needs. Ranyk is a smart-mouthed alien, the best of the world-builders employed by the US government—and he always completes his assignments solo, pushing to the deep recesses of space for the good of colonists and to avoid his growing fame. Until he’s handed an on-planet assignment in Ireland, of all places, as an undercover international student of aquaponics. His real plan? To pull scientists and their families out of a country careening toward civil war—and off Earth, to a world of their own—before a martial law lockdown ends their groundbreaking discoveries. Risking his life is no novelty for Ranyk. He’s been battered by asteroids, nearly incinerated in volcanoes, and has out-piloted pirates. But political espionage on Earth is more dangerous than anything he’s encountered before, and he’s completely ill-equipped for such delicate matters. Now he must figure out who to trust and who to eliminate, or it will mean his freedom, the safety of forty thousand colonists, and the lives of his friends.

Targeted Age Group:: Adult, Young Adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love when action-packed books don’t gloss over the motives of the characters or the science behind the scenes. I like books that inspire me to do something heroic, and if there’s a rebellious flavor, all the better. Add to those desires a brain that was forced to study too long in graduate school, and I had to write down the ideas that flowed when I was supposed to be doing something else.
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The Refugee by C.A. Hartman

The-Refugee_Cover-kindleThe Starship Cornelia, barely a few months into a 3-year mission to visit the other inhabited Alliance planets, unexpectedly stumbles upon a disabled ship whose 10 alien passengers are found dead. The ship hails from Korvalis–the mysterious non-Alliance planet whose leadership allows no outsider to visit and no citizen to leave. But the tides shift when Cornelia’s Chief Medical Officer and lead geneticist discover that one of the escapees is alive, having survived only due to his superior skill with genetics… and that he seeks asylum from Korvalis.

The Refugee–the first of the Korvali Chronicles series–tells the story of Eshel, the Korvali refugee, and Dr. Catherine Finnegan, the human geneticist who befriends him, as they face the political, scientific, and interpersonal ramifications of Eshel’s living among humans. From censoring of their scientific work to multiple attacks on Eshel, struggles abound… until an alarming incident changes everything.

Targeted Age Group:: 15+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always loved science fiction. I read the Dune trilogy in college and started watching Star Trek reruns not long after that, and am a scientist myself. One day, a story came to me that I couldn’t shake. A story turned into a book, and a book into a series.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
Sci-fi is challenging in some ways because you have to do considerable research to make the science believable and the world-building interesting. You find yourself thinking, “What sort of climate exists on this alien world? How do its inhabitants communicate, eat, reproduce? How did they evolve?” You have to work through these questions.
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The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett Bruno

The_Circuit__Executor_RisingIt has been centuries since Earth was rendered a barren, volatile wasteland. With their homeworld left uninhabitable, humanity founded a system of colonies throughout their local solar system. Known as the Kepler Circuit, these settlements are strung together by a network of nonaligned Solar-Ark transports, locked in continuous motion. They have served to provide an influx of resources to every faction ruling over the remnants of humankind, most importantly the newly discovered element Gravitum which is found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.

By 500 K.C. a religious sect known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of The Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left remaining to challenge them, a string of attacks on their transports force them to summon the enigmatic, yet brilliant, Cassius Vale for help. What they don’t know is that together with his intelligent android creation, ADIM, he is the one orchestrating the raids.

His actions lead to the involvement of Sage Volus, a beautiful Tribunal Executor sent by her masters to spy on their mortal enemies – the Ceresian Pact. In order to find out who is behind the attacks, she infiltrates the ranks of a roguish mercenary named Talon Rayne. Against all her intentions, however, she finds her faith tested by him and his ragtag squad.

While Sage and Talon are engaged in a futile hunt, Cassius Vale initiates his strategy to bring down the narrow-minded Tribune once and for all. But will anyone be able to survive what he has in store for the Circuit?

Targeted Age Group:: 16-45

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My initial inspiration came from watching classic science fiction movies/shows like Star Wars and Star Trek and noticing how artificial gravity is just kind of an accepted technology. After doing some research I found out just how far-off most of the theories are and came up with the idea of us finding a new element (Gravitum) deep in the Earth that gives us the ability. When I was thinking up the story I wanted the notion that human curiosity has repercussions to be prevalent and so that was when I decided that the mining of Gravitum would be what unsettled the fragile nature of our homeworld. While that is never directly stated in this novel, it is intended to be implied. Everything else sort of evolved around that idea of Earth being a shackle that humanity is bound to even after they evolve beyond the planet’s surface.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
I mostly only write fantasy other than scifi, but I think Scifi forces you to open your mind up to grand possibilities but also remember the limits of our universe. Depending on how realistic you want to get of course, but I have a passion for mundane science fiction.
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Featured Book: Killgrace and the Singular Situation by C.Price

Solar winds and steel chains are a difficult way to rescue a creature the size of a planet from the grip of a black hole. When the creatures in difficulty are something neither Susan or Cet have seen before, staying uninvolved is not an option. Gravity and relativity are not the only problems they face: there’s also getting the would-be rescuers to work together.

A science-fiction novella.

The Killgrace series: Two scientists, one purely alien, one advanced humanoid, trapped on Earth in the past. Their only way home is the long way, living it straight without disturbing events too much, but the world they came from was at war – and they weren’t on the same side.

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Featured Book: The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C Bruno

It has been centuries since Earth was rendered a barren, volatile wasteland. With their homeworld left uninhabitable, humanity founded a system of colonies throughout their local solar system. Known as the Kepler Circuit, these settlements are strung together by a network of nonaligned Solar-Ark transports, locked in continuous motion. They have served to provide an influx of resources to every faction ruling over the remnants of humankind, most importantly the newly discovered element Gravitum which is found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.

By 500 K.C. a religious sect known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of The Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left remaining to challenge them, a string of attacks on their transports force them to summon the enigmatic, yet brilliant, Cassius Vale for help. What they don’t know is that together with his intelligent android creation, ADIM, he is the one orchestrating the raids.

His actions lead to the involvement of Sage Volus, a beautiful Tribunal Executor sent by her masters to spy on their mortal enemies – the Ceresian Pact. In order to find out who is behind the attacks, she infiltrates the ranks of a roguish mercenary named Talon Rayne. Against all her intentions, however, she finds her faith tested by him and his ragtag squad.

While Sage and Talon are engaged in a futile hunt, Cassius Vale initiates his strategy to bring down the narrow-minded Tribune once and for all. But will anyone be able to survive what he has in store for the Circuit?

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Featured Book: Children of the Eighth Day by Don Sakers

Rikk Hoister and his cousins are the pinnacle of human evolution, cloned geniuses with powerful paranormal abilities. Life is good- until ships and soldiers of the Terran Empire invade their homeworld and take most of the Hoister Family captive. Now it’s a race across the Galaxy as Rikk and five other Hoister survivors unite in a desperate search for allies. At stake is not only the fate of the Hoisters…but the destiny of the Galaxy.

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