Saturday, October 7, 2017

NEW RELEASE: Fate in the Sun by C.M. Simpson

We are pleased to announce the release of C.M. Simpson's latest science fiction short story, Fate in the Sun. The story is now available on Smashwords (in all formats), Amazon (in Kindle format), DriveThruFiction (as a PDF), and via Draft2Digital distribution. It will be included in a printed collection of 2017's work which will be published mid- to late- 2018.


On Canon V, the colonists live underground—those that can, anyway. Those that are born unable, I help guide to the surface, and then I try to warn them of the creatures that come from beyond the rifts. Some listen. Most run away screaming. With the creatures coming more often, now, the last thing any of us expected was for corporate intervention. Now, we just have to work out if they’re offering a deal worth taking, or if we’d be better off in the caves.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

NEW COVER: Army Boots and Stilettos by Carlie Simonsen

Here is the cover for Army Boots and Stilettos,  Carlie Simonsen's YA SF novel coming out later this month:



Cord thought boarding school was a long way from home—until she was chosen for a traineeship with Bluebirds Mining. After that, who knew where home might be? Or how to get back to it? Or even if she could. With her mind playing tricks on her, and her best friend in the same boat, Cord is in it, but deep. Now, all she has to do is find a way out.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Third Quarter Releases 2017

The following titles were released in the second quarter of 2017:

JULY 2017

14th - THE YEARS OF VOYAGE



Someone had to go to the old ship—not because the colony was sick, but because the colony was dying, and the reason why was locked inside the transport’s hulk. Someone had to go out to where the ship had crashed, out into the dark, and past the plaguers. I just wished that someone didn’t have to be me.

28th - THE CONTRACT









 









Blackmailed into a course on being a submissive, Eunice plans to do everything she can to keep her mother and sister safe from her greedy employer, but when she encounters the Mentraden brothers, she discovers not only a whole new world, but a whole new meaning for the word ‘trust’. The only question is: Can she trust them to look after her the way dominants should, and, more importantly, can she trust them to save her family, too?

AUGUST 2017

11th - FREEMAN'S CHOICE



















When Lorellan Cartwright finds buying back the woman he loves an impossible task, he promptly steals her away, but escaping from the criminally minded third duke of Aristoc and reaching a place of safety are two very different things. And stealing from the duke embroils Lorellan and Megan in the politics of crime lords, long forgotten races of fantasy, aliens and interstellar law enforcement. Can they escape the tangled webs woven by others and find refuge? Or will they join the ranks of those who tried before and failed?

18th- C.M. SIMPSON: SHORT WORKS FROM 2014, VOLUME 3: FANTASY AND URBAN FANTASY



A collection of flash fiction, short stories, poems and essays where the genres of fantasy and urban fantasy explore depression, fear, facing the unexpected, and working through difficult situations. It is of adapting to a changing world, to dealing with fear, and about exploring a world where trolls, pixies, unicorns and fairies might be real. This collection is about the myths of the world, the fairytale world, the never was, and might have been.

25th - C.M. SIMPSON: SHORT WORK FROM 2015 & 2016: SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND STEAMPUNK





















Seventh sons and space colonies, bird flu and poetry from the stars, flying ships, early Australia and fairy, pixies and elves in modern urbania, all can be found in this collection of poems and tales.

SEPTEMBER 2017

8th - THE STARMAN'S ARRIVAL
 



Knocking over those crates of beer was a death sentence. I did it on purpose, in front of everyone, and then I did the only thing I could—I ran. I think I saved the starman. Now, the only way I’ll know, is if the supply ship comes in time to drive the raiders away—and I get back out of Blacklegs’ Forest alive. Wish me luck, okay? I’m gonna need it.


22nd - SHADES OF MEMORY
 



When Aggie Dormain arrives in Canberra to paint some old diggers, she does not expect to meet an out-of-work archaeologist investigating an alien conspiracy, much less to be pulled into an adventure that would give Indiana Jones a run for his money.