I'm honored to be able to include Nebula Finalist Stephen Goldin's Scavenger Hunt in my "select few" Group Giveaway. This vintage classic channels Barbarella while dishing out such delightfully diva-esque dialogue as "I'd turn positively green with envy, except then I'd clash with my own gown, so of course I won't" and "I've had three husbands since then... No, don't ask me what their names were, darling, I'm not an almanac..."
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Quiet Post (Preview)
The Quasiverse: A land that’s a combination of Oz, Wonderland, Discworld, and general surreality, where anything can happen and often does; a land of snow globe mines and french fries plantations; a land where bossy birds can have teeth and locks can be very particular about how you stick a key in them; a land where you never know what color the sky will be when you wake up in the morning and where murder victims can be only randomly dead.
Martia Rosenthal is escaping a bad love affair, and enlists for a diplomatic assignment in the Quasiverse. With the combination of her wealth and the position of sub-legate, she’s assured it will be a quiet post. But this bizarre world and the unusual nature of her friends, as well as her enemies, threatens to end her sanity--if not her life.
Crossroads of the Galaxy (Preview)
Young Alex Bredakoff always wanted to be a star trader. But it wasn’t until his family moved to the Nexus space colony and he met Kasinda Venderling--daughter of a trader, and someone who’s been plying the star lanes her entire life--that he realized how truly exciting--and dangerous--his life could become.
But when you’re in a runaway starship with a kidnapped alien prince, flying straight into a sun, it’s a little late to re-evaluate your options.
Scavenger Hunt (Preview)
A sexy, exciting interstellar romp.
The idle rich of galactic Society had little to do that was productive, so they loved to invent useless little games to keep themselves occupied--and the greatest was the Scavenger Hunt, held only once every 20 years. Visit different worlds, pick up hard-to-get items that can't simply be bought, and have a fine time. A clever way to pass empty hours.
Tyla deVrie and her twin brother, Bred, follow the family tradition of entering the Scavenger Hunt. Their parents died during the last Hunt 20 years ago, and they mean to regain the family honor. But as they hop from planet to planet aboard Bred's decadent space yacht with its all-woman crew, fate seems to be making the Scavenger Hunt far more than just a game. It will irrevocably change their lives--that
"Blasphemous...highly offensive"...and VERY funny! Meeting Polly is an adventure where you’ll discover: why snowmen can’t dance; a scene from a previously unseen Marx Brothers movie; the Three Laws of Thermodynamics; and the secret of the universe. Oh, and also the recipe for the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Just remember: Nothing's ever hopeless unless you lose all hope
Shrine of the Desert Mage (Preview)
Volume I of the Parsina Saga. In the Arabian Nights world of Parsina, Jafar the storyteller is unjustly accused of a crime and must escape from the dungeons of the Holy City and outwit the world's mightiest wizard. His inadvertent journey begins a globe-spanning quest through a world of djinni and magic carpets to save not only his daughter's life but the fate of the entire world.
Tsar Wars: Agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service, Book 1
Welcome to the first great space opera decalogy of the 21st century! Agents of ISIS is the modern re-envisioning of the Family d'Alembert series by its original author, an epic saga describing the fight to preserve humanity from the forces of chaos and destruction.
With humanity scattered across the galaxy on hundreds of worlds, the Empire is the only force for order across the stars. Without it, interstellar conflicts would bring chaos and billions of deaths.
But the tsar's been in a coma for five years now, and the only apparent heir is his 14-year-old grandniece. In this hour of crisis, the task of preserving the Empire falls to two untrained agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service. Can they make a difference against the vast forces arrayed against them?
Into the Out (Preview)
Tamara Ruben and ten of her high school classmates are on a field trip in the California desert when they stumble across a long-dormant spaceship. Without warning, the ship takes off with them aboard, stranding them alone in interstellar space with no idea where they're going or what they must do when they get there.
Now they must figure out the ship's workings to keep themselves alive... and Tamara realizes her mind is being taken over by a set of alien Voices that may or may not be trying to help her. Can the inexperienced teenage crew learn to cooperate to solve the unprecedented challenges they'll face on their historic journey?