An estimated 80,000 fans will gather in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend for DragonCon in Atlanta, GA for a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and comics. Attending authors, the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance, and other friends are offering great deals on their work in honor of the event – all these books are $0.99 each (set by the author or publisher, so please confirm before buying).
Crossing Over by Paul Clayton
An American family tries to survive the beginnings of the second civil war. Set some time in the not-too-distant future, the existence of two simultaneous presidents has split the country aTalk long ideological lines. The protests are becoming violent, sections of the country have formed their own militias, along with the militias of the two warring parties. In the midst of shortages of food and other necessities, gangs and thugs are terrorizing formerly safe neighborhoods. Realizing that it is no longer safe to remain in their home, Mike McNerney decides to pack the camper and flee to Canada with his wife, Marie, and disabled teenage daughter, Elly. Unfortunately, everyone else has the same idea.
Talk to a Real Live Girl and Other Stories by Paul Clayton
This collection of short science fiction stories is anchored by Talk to a Real, Live Girl, in which the rise of the robot companion intersects with the MeToo movement run amok. In the next story, The Lawn, Bob Hanlon struggles mightily to come to terms with his forced retirement and the strange presence that seems to have taken up residence in his overgrown yard. In the third story, Happy Acres, a couple finds their new life on Mars less perfect than what they had been promised. Finally, the first two chapters of a novel-in-progress about the fabled Lost Colony of Roanoke complete this collection of stories.
The Stars Entwined (The Aryshan War Book 1) by Jon del Arroz
All Is Fair In Love And War.
The Aryshan Empire has been a mystery since they withdrew from the galactic stage decades ago, but Lieutenant Sean Barrows is making discoveries pointing to their involvement in a number of terrorist activities along their interstellar border with Earth.
His assignment leads him to a new career opportunity—one as a spy. Interplanetary Naval Intelligence wants to genetically modify him to become an Aryshan and report on their defense capabilities. But can he remain loyal to Earth when he comes face to face with the woman of his dreams, Aryshan Commander Tamar?
Experience this tale where the galactic stage is heating up in more ways than one. If you’re a fan of Babylon 5 or Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga, you’ll love this epic, space opera adventure.
The Powers of the Earth (Aristillus Book 1) by Travis I. Corcoran (Sale starts August 30!)
PROMETHEUS AWARD WINNER
“BEST NOVEL” 2018
Earth in 2064 is politically corrupt and in economic decline. The Long Depression has dragged on for 56 years, and the Bureau of Sustainable Research is hard at work making sure that no new technologies disrupt the planned economy. Ten years ago a band of malcontents, dreamers, and libertarian radicals bolted privately-developed anti-gravity drives onto rusty sea-going cargo ships, loaded them to the gills with 20th-century tunnel-boring machines and earth moving equipment, and set sail – for the Moon.
There, they built their retreat. A lunar underground border-town, fit to rival Ayn Rand’s ‘Galt’s Gulch’, with American capitalists, Mexican hydroponic farmers, and Vietnamese space-suit mechanics – this is the city of Aristillus.
There’s a problem, though: the economic decline of Earth under a command-and-control economy is causing trouble for the political powers-that-be in Washington DC and elsewhere. To shore up their positions they need slap down the lunar expats and seize the gold they’ve been mining. The conflicts start small, but rapidly escalate.
There are zero-gravity gun fights in rusted ocean going ships flying through space, containers full of bulldozers hurtling through the vacuum, nuclear explosions, armies of tele-operated combat UAVs, guerrilla fighting in urban environments, and an astoundingly visual climax.
The Powers of the Earth is the first book in The Aristillus series – a pair of science fiction novels about anarchocapitalism, economics, open source software, corporate finance, social media, antigravity, lunar colonization, genetically modified dogs, strong AI…and really, really big guns.
Saint Tommy, NYPD Box Set: Books 1-3 by Declan Finn
My name is Officer Thomas Nolan, and I am a saint. There are demons in New York, and only a Saint can stop them. Everyman Detective Tommy Nolan is yanked into a supernatural war with only his faith to protect him in the first three books of Declan Finn’s latest explosion-riddled series.
Hell Spawn, Book One
Tommy Nolan lives a quiet life. Everyone likes him, even the men he puts behind bars. Then one day a demon shows up and he can smell it. Tommy can smell evil – real evil. Now he’s New York City’s only hope against a horrifying serial killer that preys on the young and defenseless.
How do you do forensics on a killer possessed by a demon?
Can Tommy catch the killer before he becomes a martyr? Or will the demon bring darkness beyond imagination to the whole of New York?
Death Cult, Book Two
All Saints are Dead. After his encounter with a serial killer demon, New York City Cop Tommy Nolan thought he’d seen it all. He thought he could return to his quiet life and put his fight with supernatural evil behind him.
But demons don’t forget and forgive. Evil isn’t done with Tommy. There’s a death cult in New York, and Tommy must save his son – and the city – from its clutches. But what can one man alone do against so much darkness?
Infernal Affairs, Book Three
Detective Tommy Nolan is having a bad day. Gunfights are no longer a rare occurrence in his life. Not since he caught a serial killer demon and destroyed a death cult. If things don’t settle down soon, he might have to leave New York for good.
Add a murdered priest, a SWAT team raid, an internal affairs investigation and a million-dollar bounty into the mix, and Tommy’s whole week is ruined. Every demon, monster, and gangbanger in New York and New Jersey are crawling out of the pit to claim the reward on Tommy’s head.
It’s hard enough to fight demons when they’re breaking the law. But what can you do when they’re hiding behind it?
Dragon Award Nominated Author Declan Finn returns with his typical action-packed, Catholic influenced style in this groundbreaking horror series about an honest, religious man given the powers of a saint to fight demons in the Big Apple.
Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine
*2016 Dragon Awards Finalist*
In 2040s America, life is cheap and necessities are scarce. Yet even in the midst of drudgery and despair, unbroken spirits remain.
Julie is a young woman with a plan to ignite the spark of resistance. Randy dreams of winning Julie’s love and escaping the emptiness of over-regulated life. Joseph seeks revenge on the system for a family tragedy. Daniel is a young artist who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Chris is an orphan prepared to do the unthinkable to protect his younger sister.
Whether by choice or by accident, each will take a path on a collision course with the oppressive regime. Will they find the freedom they desire? Or will the cost of defiance prove too high to bear?
Marina Fontaine is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. She uses personal experience to craft a novel that takes an intimate look at life in a totalitarian society and the role that individual choices play in advancing the cause of liberty.
The Girl Who Wasn’t There by G. Scott Huggins
The moon is a harsh neighborhood. But for 16 year old twins Paul and Jael Wardhey, it’s not just dangerous – it’s getting downright haunted.
Life is hard enough when just going outside can kill you. It’s even harder on Paul and Jael: no one cuts the sheriff’s kids any slack, and everyone knows them. But if everyone knows them, why are they suddenly seeing strangers on a Moon colony, where no one enters without permission?
When strange men — and a mysterious, frightened girl named Cynthia — begin appearing and disappearing, they find it hard enough to believe it themselves, let alone to convince anyone else. It’s up to Paul and Jael to save Cynthia from whatever is chasing her.
But is Cynthia truly the victim she appears to be? Or is she a danger beyond their imagination?
A Place Outside the Wild by Daniel Humphreys
2017 DRAGON AWARD FINALIST – BEST APOCALYPTIC NOVEL
“This might be one of the best zombie books I’ve read.”
“You WILL NOT be disappointed!”
“(A) refreshing new twist to the traditional zombie apocalypse tale.”
“World War Z meets Rot and Ruin.”
Eight years after Z-Day, the surviving remnants of mankind face the unknown. The fences and walls kept the ravenous undead at bay until they wasted away. A once overwhelming foe has turned feeble and weak, and a world gone wild seems ripe for reclamation.
The scars of the long war run deep. And hope is a dangerous thing when the real enemy might just be the survivors themselves.
The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese
DRAGON AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY NOVEL
Trapped 1300 years in the past, they have one mission: survive.
In the 23rd century, humanity has been hunted to the verge of extinction by an alien race. When an exploratory ship accidentally travels back in time to Viking age Scandinavia, the human race is given a second chance. Pursued by the power-hungry King Harald, the four surviving crew members join a ragtag band of Vikings as they pillage their way across Europe. It will take all their ingenuity, courage and technical know-how just to survive. But survival is only the beginning. To save humanity, they must somehow return to the stars.
Thus begins a decades-long effort to teach the Vikings to build a craft capable of reaching space—a ship that will come to be known as the Iron Dragon.
Book Review: The Iron Dragon by John Walker
Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts – A magic school like no other!
Nestled amidst the beauty of New York’s Hudson Highlands and hidden from the eyes of the Unwary, Roanoke Academy is a place of magic and wonder. It offers everything a young sorceress could desire—enchantments, flying brooms, and the promise of new friendships.
On her first day of school, Rachel Griffin discovers her perfect memory gives her an unexpected advantage. With it, she can see through the spell sorcerers use to hide their secrets. Very soon, she discovers that there is a far-vaster secret world hiding from the Wise, precisely the same way that the magical folk hide from the mundane folk.
When someone tries to kill a fellow student, she investigates. Rushing forward where others fear to tread, Rachel bravely faces wraiths, embarrassing magical pranks, mysterious older boys, a Raven that brings the doom of worlds, and at least one fire-breathing teacher.
Described by fans as: “Supernatural meets Narnia at Hogwarts”, The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin is a tale of wonder and danger, romance and heartbreak, and, most of all, of magic and of a girl who refuses to be daunted.
Curiosity may kill a cat, but nothing stops Rachel Griffin!
The King’s Regret (The Falconbone Chronicles Book 1) by Philip Ligon
A 2019 Dragon Award nominee!
Jason is not a child anymore. He hasn’t been a child since the King betrayed his family, killing his mother and all his friends in a terrible surprise attack against his home.
He is not a child anymore, but everyone still treats him like he is. His father, his uncle, his sister. And especially Nanny Grace. Jason knows he can help. But he’s stuck washing dishes, tucked away and protected as the heir to the Falconbone family. All he can do is dream of the day when he finishes his ship, The King’s Regret, and flies it to the capital to avenge his family.
When Father flies away to search for allies, a saboteur wrecks havoc on their refuge. Jason is determined to find the traitor, to prove that he can be useful. The last thing he expects is to find his family’s oldest enemy lurking in the shadows of their mountain hideaway.
And for that man to be his only hope for bringing his Father home alive.
Author Philip Ligon returns to the Steampunk genre with his Young Adult debut. Readers young and old alike will love his imaginative world full of pirates, adventure and fantastical airships.
Escape to the steampunk skies of The King’s Regret today. Buy it or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited!
Love in the Age of Dispossession by Loretta Malakie
Love in the Age of Dispossession is a nostalgic tragicomedy about an upstate 1990s New York girl who loses herself in the big city but finds redemption in returning home.
This coming-of-age novel follows a small-town Gen X American girl named Kitty, from her senior year in high school to her life as an extremely unsuccessful lawyer in Manhattan.
The novel begins with three days in the life of a group of high-school friends in 1993, culminating in a fistfight on the village green over the honor of the Prom Queen. The scene then shifts to New York City. Kitty is called back home for a funeral, and then, years later, someone from her small-town past pays Kitty a visit that changes her life.
Heroes Fall: A Heroes Unleashed Novel (Serenity City Book 1) by Morgon Newquist
Victoria doesn’t need a cape and a name to be a hero.
Living and working in the slums of Serenity City, she has become its faceless and nameless defender. She turned her back on the glittering world of professional superheroes years ago. If she has her way, she’ll never go back.
But the young and forgotten teens she helps are disappearing from the street, and nobody seems to care. As Victoria unravels this mystery, she is lead back to her old life in the star-studded glamorous superhero circles. No matter how much she hates it, she can’t abandon the helpless when they need her the most.
All clues point back to The Rampage, the terrible day when their mightiest champion Achilles fell to darkness. Will Victoria uncover the truth of what actually happened twenty years ago in time to help her lost boys and girls?
And what will happen when the fallen hero Achilles escapes, and Victoria is the only one who can stop him?
Morgon Newquist blazes on to the Superhero scene with the first Serenity City book, bringing nuance, emotion, and superpowered fights in spades. A solid, engaging launch to the brand new shared Heroes Unleashed universe, Heroes Fall will hook readers right in and leave them wanting more.
Can Victoria solve the twenty year mystery of Achilles’ fall from grace in time to save Serenity City? Or is there another, more sinister player who will destroy the very idea of superheroes?
Unravel the mystery and fight the villains with Victoria. Buy Heroes Fall today!
War Demons: A Supernatural Thriller (The Prodigal Son Book 1) by Russell Newquist
When he came home, so did they… Driven by vengeance, Michael Alexander enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, disillusioned and broken by the horrors he witnessed in Afghanistan, Michael returns home to Georgia seeking to begin a new life. But he didn’t come alone. Something evil followed him, and it’s leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
The police are powerless. The Army has written Michael off. Left to face down a malevolent creature first encountered in the mountains of Afghanistan, he’ll rely on his training, a homeless prophet, and estranged family members from a love lost…
But none of them expected the dragon.
Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden collides with Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International in this supernatural thriller that goes straight to Hell!
Primordial Threat by M.A. Rothman
The year is 2066 and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces. The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA’s Near Earth Object program.
He’s been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that are both part of an early-warning system as well as the means to eliminate incoming threats. Yet Burt knows that despite the world’s best efforts, nothing can be done about the alert he’s just received. Coming out of deep space is a danger that’s been approaching since the dawn of time. A black hole. An unstoppable threat that promises death for all in its wake.
Dave Holmes was a modern-day Einstein. As the original architect of DefenseNet, he’d had visions of this Primordial Threat before he disappeared, yet he’d left behind no details on how the problem might be solved. Can Holmes be found, and if so, will his solution even work?
The world has less than a year to find out.
The Hidden Truth by Hans G. Schantz
Change the past. Control the present.
Rule the future.
They’ll do anything to hide the truth.
When high school student Peter Burdell uncovers a subtle clue in a dusty book buried deep in a forgotten Appalachian library, he realizes someone altered history. Who’s been lying, and why?
His discovery lands Peter in the cross hairs of the deadly Cabal whose Deep State agents changed the past to control the present, so they can rule the future. Aided by family and friends, Peter races against the odds to expose the conspiracy and uncover the answer to the most important question of his life:
What is The Hidden Truth?
Book Review: The Hidden Truth by John Walker
A Rambling Wreck by Hans G. Schantz
There’s no partial credit on a question of life and death!
Off to Georgia Tech for the education he’ll need to defeat the guardians of the hidden truth, Peter discovers the battle for the future is being fought right on campus. Now he has to infiltrate a conspiracy, find new allies, and thwart a takeover of the school. Peter’s most challenging final exam has only one question:
Can a Rambling Wreck stop the Cabal? And a failing grade will be his last.
Book Review: A Rambling Wreck by John Walker
The Compleat Martian Invasion: Earth’s Defense Awakens by John Taloni
With Earth left in shambles by the Martian invasion, Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise must lead the world through a dire emergency: The Martians are coming back. First she must rescue Cavor from his prison on the Moon in order to build a defense fleet. Even with Cavor their efforts would be for nothing without the genius of Nikola Tesla leading the way. And on Mars, unexpected allies fight a rearguard action to help Earth. Meanwhile the Time Traveler repeatedly appears, but is he friend or foe?
A young radio engineer travels across an alt-history America, encountering primeval gods, mythical beasts, and tall tales come to life, in a quest to build a radio transmitter that can reach the stars.
It all starts in the mountain town of Porterville. Twelve-year-old Philo starts a pirate radio station with his friends, and learns that the world is a stranger place than he ever imagined. The Ancient Marauder, the Bright and Terrible Birds, the Mishipeshu, and other creatures of myth and legend populate this enchanting mixture of science and fantasy.
YANKEE REPUBLIC is an old-school adventure series with traditional values and down-to-earth heroes. Escape from the pessimism and propaganda of modern fiction, and take a journey through a mythic America that might have been.
Book Review: Pirates of the Electromagnetic Waves by John Walker
Additional books are on sale at higher prices – check out the full Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance list.