A curated list of authors selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds.
You will find this a list spanning genres from Fantasy and Science Fiction to Thrillers and Romance. Something for every reader in your life, if you are looking for back-to-school gifts.
By Peter Grant
Sale Price: $0.99
By facing down Lotus Tong thugs, Steve Maxwell earns an opportunity to escape orbit and become a spacer apprentice on a merchant spaceship. Sure, he needs to prove himself to an older, tight-knit crew, but how bad can it be if he keeps his head down and the decks clean?
The interstellar trade routes are anything but trouble-free, with local wars and plagues of pirates. Also, the jade in his luggage is hotter than a neutron star. Steve’s left a world of troubles behind, only to find a galaxy of them ahead…
The Long Way Home (Sequoyah book 1)
Promo price: $.99
Moire Cameron ran to protect her secrets — ran to the heart of an interstellar alien war. Her fellow mercenaries care only about her fighting skills, not where — or when — she got them. You’d think that would be good enough…
But a false name and fake ID can’t conceal her dangerous lack of contemporary knowledge, and they won’t help fulfill her last order, given by a dying man eighty years ago. To do that she must find a reason to live again. A cause worth fighting for, comrades to trust, and a ship to sail the stars.
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Vengeance from Ashes
By Sam Schall
Price: 99 cents for the Labor Day Weekend, down from $2.99
First, they took away her command. Then they took away her freedom. But they couldn’t take away her duty and honor. Now they want her back.
Captain Ashlyn Shaw has survived two years in a brutal military prison. Now those who betrayed her are offering the chance for freedom. All she has to do is trust them not to betray her and her people again. If she can do that, and if she can survive the war that looms on the horizon, she can reclaim her life and get the vengeance she’s dreamed of for so long.
But only if she can forget the betrayal and do her duty.
By JL Curtis
Sale price $2.99
When Texas Deputy Sheriff John Cronin thwarts the Cartel’s plan to get paid to smuggle Muslims across the border, he becomes the target of the Cartel once again. One try fails, but the cartel isn’t about to give up. With his granddaughter, Jesse, still recovering from her last run-in with the Cartel and now far away with her Marine husband on a military base, Cronin only has to worry about the innocents around him.
One way or another, this old school law man plans to end this cat and mouse game for good. But, this time, the Cartel is playing for keeps; ending this war might just cost the old man his life.
Either way Cronin plans to go out on his feet, fighting tooth and nail.
Sale Price: $2.99
A series of diplomatic crises precipitate a limited nuclear war on Earth. Missile defenses block access to space. Nothing goes up and nothing comes down.
The people of the various space stations, the moon base, and a space colony whose construction had just begun must find a way to survive until the war is over.
The ultimate survival test.
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Pam Uphoff’s Wine of the Gods Universe
99 cent Labor Day Sale!
Genetic engineering enabled psychic abilities in the test children. And the ability to control the machinery to open portals between parallel Earths. But prejudice turned into exile across the dimensions, and the escape of the most powerfully “magical” to a world of their own.
It all starts with the stand-alone Outcasts and Gods and continues with twenty (so far) loosely connected stories in the same Multiverse.
By Pam Uphoff
99 cent Labor Day Sale!
The AI war was deadly—and invisible. Until two teenagers found themselves in the middle of it.
By Anita Young
Thanks to the curse of foresight, Dr. Kayara Ingham has had a vision of her husband’s death. While she desperately tries to avert the grim future, she meets a mysterious Osiris Corporation man who gives her an impossible ultimatum. When Kay is forced to choose, she learns that Osiris Corporation is not what it seems. The company is made up of a people that call themselves the Architects of Lore and, like many powerful organisations, their reach is extensive—one might say inescapable.
By James Young
August 1942. Adolf Hitler is dead, Great Britain is surrendering, and the Royal Family is fleeing to Canada. In this critically acclaimed alternative history novel, James Young details a World War II that is far different and much worse than the terrible conflict we all know. Follow the Cobb family as they, and the nation they love, are confronted with horrible events while being swept away by war’s chaos. If you are a fan of historical fiction, or just like a good yarn with mortal heroes, Acts of War is for you.
Lom is a bounty hunter, paid to bring magical creatures of all descriptions back Underhill, to prevent war with humans should they discover the strangers amongst them. Bella is about to find out she’s a real life fairy princess, but all she wants to do is live peacefully in Alaska, where the biggest problems are hungry grizzly bears. He has to bring her in. It’s nothing personal, it’s his job…
By Lilania Begley
Wounded veteran Dev Macquire needs some farm help until he recovers. When his father, Gray, brings home a new hand, he’s dismayed to meet Irina. How can a woman do the rough, heavy work they need? As she works her way into their life, and into his heart, he’s faced with a new dilemma. Can he persuade her to stay, and to accept a new role in his life?
Caught violating Earth’s Zero Tolerance for Violence laws, Peter Novilio is sentenced to a one-way trip to Hell, Earth’s prison planet in the Zeta Tucanae system. Hell is forever: Two centuries earlier its ecosphere had been infected with microscopic nanomachines that destroy electrical conductors, condemning its inmates to a neo-Victorian steam-and-gaslight society without computers, spaceflight, or any hope of escape.
By Dan Hoyt
Price: $3.99 (dropping to $2.99 some time this weekend, so check the price when buying.)
Welcome to New Rome!
The far-flung heirs of the empire have been called home to the capital of worlds. In these mean streets, no wife is above suspicion, and no man above assassination. With the Emperor poisoned and prince Oswald in jail, Ninth Euclid, a mathematically gifted secretary from a rural backwater, must solve the knottiest problem of all: How will he keep his liege lord safe from daggers in the back and politically scheming trollops in the night?
Here Be Dragons: A collection of short stories
By: Sarah A. Hoyt
A collection of short stories by Award Winning Author Sarah A. Hoyt. From dark worlds ruled by vampires, to magical high schools, to future worlds where super-men have as many problems as mere mortals, this collection shows humans embattled, imperiled, in trouble, but never giving up. Angel in Flight is set in Sarah Hoyt’s popular Darkship series.
The collection contains the stories: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
First Blood, Created He Them, A Grain Of Salt, Shepherds and Wolves,
Blood Ransom,The Price Of Gold,Around the Bend,An Answer From The North,
Heart’s Fire,Whom The Gods Love,Angel In Flight,Dragons as well as an introduction by fantasy writer Cedar Sanderson.
Shucks! I’ll be having a sale later this month, when _A Cat At Bay_ comes out. *stalks off to grade papers*
Oh, yeah. New Baba Yaga Story’s up: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014QJ985S
First of all, I hate you all. Literary pushers, that’s what you are. Guess I need to go downstairs and write down the wireless password again so my Kindle will be able to download all of this.
Trust me, even those of us in the sale (okay, “us” is stretched to mean husband-and-self as a unit) are going to find it expensive, as we start checking out everybody else on the list that we hadn’t yet read!
Having seen you both in action at LC referring to yourselves as us the unit is a most valid remark. You complement each other, and I mean that as a sincere mark of respect.
Thank you kindly, sir. 🙂
I have to admit, some days it’s like a pair of ducks swimming across a pond: everybody else sees two birds gliding gracefully along the surface, while the ducks know they’re paddling as fast as they can underneath, legs churning hard, hoping no pike rise from the depths to nibble on duck feet.
AS long as I’ve got his back and he’s got mine, we’ll be fine. 🙂
Bwahahaha. Oops, not supposed to admit it. Shhh. Step into the ally, Chrismouse. We have something good for you to read. VBEG
So, after meeting Peter and Dorothy at LC it was on my agenda to pick up some of Peter’s stuff and see how he wrote. Very attractive price on Take the Star Road after all. Luckily, I read the blurb and thought “hey, that sounds really familiar!” Sure enough, I read the entire Maxwell saga in dead tree a couple years ago. Really enjoyed them too.
Very bad habit of mine, remembering the plots of stories while totally misplacing the author’s name. This does reinforce my intention to pick up everything else Peter has on offer, just have to remember to read the blurbs first.
If you haven’t tried the Laredo books yet, I think they are even better than the Maxwell series.
I don’t know. I had to stop reading the first Maxwell book because it was well written enough that the opening scene set off an adrenaline rush and the associated anxiety surge! 🙂 That’s a great, immersive hook. Yes, I finished the book a few days later, and it is a very good read.
I didn’t want this to get lost in the Hugo Crazy, but I saw a fairly well-known post (you’ve probably seen it yourself) Called: “Why Facebook Cannot Help You Sell Books” on Digital Book World.
There’s a comment in the thread that struck me as something the mad genii and awesome indie authors would appreciate by Jeff T, marketing consultant to a Big Name/Popular Indie Romance Novelist (you’ll get the joke later):
And also, thanks for the reading recs. I’ve decided this year, since I’m getting a break from Tor SF&F, to focus on indie titles instead.
Well, you’ll certainly have a lot more titles and authors to choose from! 🙂 I’m always amazed at how much indie has grown, both in terms of numbers and in terms of quality, since I started in Dec ’12.
I haven’t yet read all of the books I got during the last Labor Day sale! Now that might be because I’ve also been buying and reading other books during the year… Where’s my personal Tardis? I need it last year! ;D
OldNFO! You put the entire Grey Man series on sale, not just the one on this list! I see what you did there…
May you gain many readers! …and may your life be calm enough I quite selfishly get to read Book 4 soon!
I bought Sabrina Chase’s book ‘The Long Way Home’ and ended up getting and reading the other two in the trilogy. Thanks! I think… 🙂
You’re welcome (I know! She’s good…)