The Echoes of Sol: Books 1-3

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1370670044

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Trust and Treachery When space freighter pilot Calen Macleef accidentally wins Larissa “Bit” Earnest in a lucky hand of poker, his main concern is what his gruff and uncompromising brother Jack will say about it. Jack Macleef is the captain of the ship in a world where space travel has only recently become the norm and space piracy abounds. Painful memories of prior abuse surface for Bit as she finds herself on a freighter full of rowdy, ungentlemanly merchant marines. Jack works to find a safe place for frightened Bit amongst the ungentlemanly crew, but good looks and innocent ways continually charm the men. With tension and danger running high, each begins to wonder: will they survive the pirates... and each other? Broken and Hunted Mars: a beacon of safety and refuge, unless you’re transporting the disputed embryos of genetically modified animals intended for auction to the Martian elite. Jack Macleef and his small crew of interstellar merchant marines—including “Bit,” an unexpected indentured servant—think they're on a simple cargo drop when things suddenly go awry. Dodging paint-hurling protestors and mercenaries bent on terrorizing the crew’s families, Jack and Bit have their hands full as they try to keep the crew from falling apart while still delivering the cargo on time. Profit and Peril After the delivery from hell, the crew of the Lenore is ready for a well-deserved rest. But just as they reach their ship, they receive an offer they can’t refuse. Desperately needing money to repair the limping Lenore, Jack Macleef takes the job, even though it toes the line of legality. To his astonishment, the crew agrees to the illegal job. Just when Bit thinks she has her male crewmates under control, a fresh wave of romantic inclinations wash through them, and Bit is forced to deal with it the only way she knows how—with a swift fist to the eye. With half the crew tripping over itself to get to Bit, Jack flies the Lenore to Nye space station with the intention of secretly installing a nuclear reactor, freeing the station from the planetary government’s control. If he can succeed, he will have the money to repair the Lenore. If he fails, more than one life will be ruined. Read Less

Trust and Treachery

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 131113879X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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When space freighter pilot Calen Macleef accidentally wins Larissa “Bit” Earnest in a lucky hand of poker, his main concern is what his gruff and uncompromising brother Jack will say about it. Jack Macleef is the captain of the ship in a world where space travel has only recently become the norm and space piracy abounds. Painful memories of prior abuse surface for Bit as she finds herself on a freighter full of rowdy, ungentlemanly merchant marines. Jack works to find a safe place for frightened Bit amongst the ungentlemanly crew, but good looks and innocent ways continually charm the men. With tension and danger running high, each begins to wonder: will they survive the pirates... and each other?

Echoes of Earth

Author: Sean Williams,Shane Dix

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480495360

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 3854

On an alien world a very long way from home, Peter Alander is going out of his mind. The Frank Tipler is just one of a thousand survey vessels sent out into the bubble of space surrounding Earth, seeking habitable worlds and signs of advanced life. Its crew has stumbled across artifacts left behind by a benevolent trader species, but the decision to study them is fraught with danger and uncertainty. The Tipler's crew consists of forty flawed electronic copies of human beings, some of them profoundly damaged—and Earth stopped responding to signals over a century ago. Caught between madness and political machinations, Alander stands on the brink of what might be the greatest discovery humanity has ever made—and a gift that humanity can’t afford to accept. “ECHOES OF EARTH is a dazzling adventure, sweeping the reader along from marvel to wonder, and it includes one of the most heart-stopping moments I've encountered in a novel in years.” —Jack McDevitt “[The] book can't be discussed or even described without spoiling some of the surprises, which are mutually reinforcing as well as juicy in themselves. I will, however, give in to the temptation to drop a few more of the names that came to mind as I was reading: the Three Gregs (Bear, Benford, Egan), Linda Nagata, and Frederik Pohl…. As the first of a series... ECHOES promises to rev its Ideas right past the red-line and drive them hard.” —Locus “The science in Dix and Williams’s work shines, entrancing with its glitter and innovation… and you won’t find any of their novels without fully-fleshed out characters, complex plots, vivid settings and thoughtful exploration of issues.” —SF Site “The authors have already made a name for themselves as writers of intelligent space opera, and ECHOES OF EARTH is sure to further bolster that reputation. The book is chock full of marvelous events, cosmic significance, mysterious alien motivations, and the wonder of outer space.” —Science Fiction Chronicle Winner of the Ditmar Award.

Sucked Away

Series that Just Plain Sucks book 2

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1310314195

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9312

*This is a finished series* Barely surviving the resurrection of the warlock Sedgrave, Ashley has healed in body, if not in mind. As she slowly tries to piece together her mind, sorting past from present and friend from foe, the time of her joining- a ritual designed to bind her to her seethe-comes upon her. Before the ritual can be completed in full, it is interrupted by a ragged pack of werewolves seeking asylum and protection. Meanwhile, a storm is brewing in the mystical world with Ashley at its center, and before she knows it, her calm existence is once more Sucked Away. Fantasy, urban fantasy, vampire, werewolf, magic, wizard

Heart and Sol

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1370449763

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 194

View: 2405

Dead in the water. Never, in its century of service had the Lenore been dead in the water. But now she was floating adrift, and that was the least of Jack’s worries. The free-roaming kitten, the would-be rapist, and the budding romance were all more alarming to Jack. When the Lenore finally limps into port, Jack finds a job ready and waiting despite the fact Bit had an active hand in the destruction of an entire space station. Now the crew of the Lenore must reach the far end of the colonized galaxy and save an asteroid mine from foundering.

Mayhem and Mutiny

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1370749236

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 275

View: 5858

Just find her. In a city of 3.5 billion. How hard can it be? The answer? Hard. Very hard. In an effort to find her sister’s lost child, Bit flees from the Lenore and returns to her home city, Johannesburg. The search appears over before it even begins when she infuriates a local gang leader. Now, Bit must stay one step ahead of her enemies, while tracking her only remaining family member. Jack and the crew trace Bit back to Earth. Rather than take on another job, the crew seeks her in the deteriorating Johannesburg slums. Attracting their own enemies, both within their crew and from the outside world, the game of cat and mouse has never created more mayhem.

Broken and Hunted

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1370009135

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 322

View: 1720

Mars: a beacon of safety and refuge, unless you’re transporting the disputed embryos of genetically modified animals intended for auction to the Martian elite. Jack Macleef and his small crew of interstellar merchant marines—including “Bit,” an unexpected indentured servant—think they're on a simple cargo drop when things suddenly go awry. Dodging paint-hurling protestors and mercenaries bent on terrorizing the crew’s families, Jack and Bit have their hands full as they try to keep the crew from falling apart while still delivering the cargo on time.

Balanced Chaos

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1370085125

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 4705

Half-fae Sam never thought she’d live to see the day when she would work with the government running the reservation. But when the National Guard rolls in to stop an underground power struggle from erupting, she quickly becomes embroiled in a web of secrets and lies. Lieutenant Colonel Gallagher of the National Guard needs a meeting with the elusive fae clan leaders. He has appropriated Sam, with her unique powers, to go between himself and the Clan leaders, even if it costs her her life. Face-to-face with an actual clan leader, Sam is given an ultimatum—save his poisoned wife to get a meeting with the fae leaders. Sam’s day just got complicated.

Updraft

A Novel

Author: Fran Wilde

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466858206

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6819

From Fran Wilde comes Updraft, the Nebula finalist and Andre Norton Award-winning first novel in the Bone Universe saga Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage. Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother's side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city's secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City. As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever—if it isn't destroyed outright. Bone Universe 1) Updraft 2) Cloudbound 3) Horizon (September 2017) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Grateful Wreckage

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 0463814797

Category:

Page: N.A

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Just one more time. Just one more sip. Samantha will tell herself anything when the need for more power comes on her. She’s not an addict. Really. She’s fine. The world isn’t, but Sam’s fine. The humans’ hatred for the mystics reaches a peek when a few vampires massacre a Senate Committee meeting. As the human population turns on the mystics, the clock ticks down as Sam fights to free those trapped inside the Illinois Reservation.

Bits and Pieces

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 0463433823

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5774

When are we accountable for our actions? When we know the difference between right and wrong? When we are free enough to act upon that knowledge? Bit struggles when she faces her first chance to decide for herself between what is right and what she wants. At the same time, Jack fights to unify the old crew of the Lenore with the new men and women of the Caprice all while under the looming deadline of a population growing without a place to settle. If Bit can stay out of trouble, and if Jack can build a team, they will soon race toward distant stars in search of a new home for the ever-growing human race.

Torn

Dothan Chronicles

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1311265988

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8309

*This is a completed series* King Wolfric Eberhand battles the last nation to stand against his raging armies. With help from the deadly knight, Sir Erin Caldry, he hopes to conquer the land of Dothan once and for all. Using his wealth and power, he has formulated the perfect plan to finally take their rich land. What he doesn't realize, is the youngest Dothan princess is currently a slave within his very own castle walls. While out visiting the remote estate of a relative, Princess Bethany Kavadh is kidnapped by slavers. Bedraggled and weary, she finds herself sold into slavery. To her horror, she soon discovers that her new owner is none other than her family’s worst enemy, King Wolfric. To fight her rising despair and to keep what little sanity she possess, Princess Bethany begins to fight back, sabotaging the efficient running of the House and function of their Armies. But what happens when they realize her true identity? Will they ransom her for the wealth of her nation? Will they keep her as a slave? Or will they inflict an even crueler punishment? The only things for certain are: The war between two nations will escalate, and one young princess's life shall forever be TORN. Fantasy, Medieval fantasy, princess, knight, king, queen,

The Heartstone Thief

Author: Pippa DaCosta

Publisher: Pippa DaCosta

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 8568

A thrilling new grimdark fantasy for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, and Peter V. Brett. Curtis Vance doesn't believe in magic. Magic doesn't put food in his belly, neither does it put a roof over his head. But thieving does. And he's good at it. The best, if his reputation is to be believed. Until a self-proclaimed sorceress comes looking for a thief. She's dressed like the night, speaks of monsters and myths, and she'll stop at nothing to get what she wants: a legendary Dragon Eye gem, said to grant its wielder the power to move continents. The sorceress is clearly insane, but Curtis hasn't met a challenge he can't overcome - or steal from - and the Dragon Eye gem proves too much of a temptation. All he has to do is survive her. He didn’t expect her stories of magic and monsters to be true. He didn’t expect to fall for her in ways that terrify him. But most of all, he didn’t expect to find himself trapped between the devastating power of a forgotten relic and his duty to save a people who would see him burned alive for his crimes. Curtis Vance doesn't believe in magic. But it believes in him, and if he can't stop it, his world will burn. DragonCon 2017 finalist for Best Fantasy Novel

The Series That Just Plain Sucks: The Complete Trilogy

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 0463906721

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7957

SUCKED IN Struggling vampire romance novelist Ashley Hawn was living her dream. By day she worked as a clerk at a local grocery store, and by night she immersed herself in the imaginary world of sexy vampires, shirtless men, and endless parties. Between work, her writing, and her best friends- Chloe and Jordan- life was good. She was even dating a mysterious and sexy man (or so she thought) by the name of Isaac. Then in a flash, her whole world changed and she discovered herself turned. Quickly she finds that life as a vampire is less sexy shirtless men, endless parties, and is more running for her life as she tries to dodge the attacks of every mythological creature in the area. SUCKED AWAY Barely surviving the resurrection of the warlock Sedgrave, Ashley has healed in body, if not in mind. As she slowly tries to piece together her mind, sorting past from present and friend from foe, the time of her joining- a ritual designed to bind her to her seethe-comes upon her. Before the ritual can be completed in full, it is interrupted by a ragged pack of werewolves seeking asylum and protection. Meanwhile, a storm is brewing in the mystical world with Ashley at its center, and before she knows it, her calm existence is once more Sucked Away. THAT SUCKED Ashley Hawn's vampire existence has been anything but calm. Turned for the sole purpose of raising a long-dead warlock from the grave, Ashley has spent her new life fighting against those who would use her. Now the warlock is back, and Ashley finds herself connected to him in every way possible. She must work alongside her friends to stop him from enslaving the entire human population. Meanwhile, the men in her life continue to show her romantic inclinations. As Ashley works to break the connection between her and the warlock, she ducks and dodges the attention of her male friends, doing her best to ward them off without ending the friendship. Will Ashley kill Sedgrave, and will she have any friends left when it is all over?

Steamborn

Author: Eric R. Asher

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519330857

Category:

Page: 292

View: 4784

Jacob, a tinker's apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy. A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob's closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city's elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.

Sinful Redemption

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 137018722X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8781

Sam had always thought she would live out her years trapped with the Reservation with the other mystics. When she finds herself outside the walls, she knows her life has been transformed. She reaches the nearest city where she finds she not alone—Mystics abound throughout the enormous city of Chicago. The only question is: did she jump from the frying pan into the fire?

Balanced Chaos

Author: Charissa Dufour

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

ISBN: 1370085125

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 8602

Half-fae Sam never thought she’d live to see the day when she would work with the government running the reservation. But when the National Guard rolls in to stop an underground power struggle from erupting, she quickly becomes embroiled in a web of secrets and lies. Lieutenant Colonel Gallagher of the National Guard needs a meeting with the elusive fae clan leaders. He has appropriated Sam, with her unique powers, to go between himself and the Clan leaders, even if it costs her her life. Face-to-face with an actual clan leader, Sam is given an ultimatum—save his poisoned wife to get a meeting with the fae leaders. Sam’s day just got complicated.

Book of Fire

Author: Michelle Kenney

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008271542

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9293

‘I found it hard to put the book down!’ Esha Packer ’I have not enjoyed reading a fantasy book this much since The Hunger Games and I devoured every single page.’ Zoe Mann Life outside the domes is not possible. At least that’s what Insiders are told.

Apollo Burn

Author: Ken Britz

Publisher: Kenneth Britz

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 5366

King Arthur lives. Now, he's up against a threat that can destroy what he's built. But he must trust her, so she can kill him. Brilliant scientist and Binary A.I. CEO Anora Myrrdin has lost her only brother. She's out for revenge and everyone is going to pay--including Arthur, her brother's final experiment and killer. Arthur's Avallach Team is fractured and half are dead or missing, yet Arthur drives toward his vision of the future. The Paladins grow in power, ability and doubt. Sergeant Percival 'Percy' Jones is Arthur's most loyal Paladin, but months after the destruction of Tintagel and the presumed death of Indiana, he questions Arthur's leadership and the uneasy partnership with the shadowy group known as the Sisterhood. Percy has a future of his own in mind, and he turns to the most unlikely of mentors - Anora. Owen LaFayette in every way is Arthur's equal and now he has Arthur's technology and powers. The Chevaliers are growing fast in numbers. Yet Owen doesn't have all that Arthur has--Caliburn and his charisma. Owen wants what Arthur has and he's going to do whatever he must to be Arthur. Anora may be the link that takes it all away. What will Anora be--the Betrayer or the Savior of Avallach? Read where Fall to Earth left off--a blend of science fiction, thrill, and mythology--Arthur himself heralds fundamental changes in humanity for generations to come.

The Eden Trilogy: Omnibus Edition

Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: Keary Taylor Book, INC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 825

View: 9589

TorBane was created to save the world. Cybernetic technology designed to fuse with human DNA gave it the ability to heal anything. Instead, it left ninety-eight percent of Earth’s population more machine than man. Eve is a soldier without a past. Her only goal is to keep her family, the colony of Eden, alive and away from the Bane: those infected by TorBane. She hunts, she watches, and she fights when needed. Avian and West will wake her up. One a soldier, one a keeper of secrets—they will both test Eve’s sanity and awaken emotions she never knew she could feel. And she will make a choice that will change the future of mankind. Those few humans left will fight. Against the evolving Bane, against those among themselves that may be human, but may not have a conscience or soul. And they’ll stand together until the very end. The Eden Trilogy is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance and an explosive finish you’ll never see coming. This omnibus edition includes THE BANE, THE HUMAN, THE EVE, THE RAID: an Eden short story, and THE ASHES: an Eden prequel.