Book of the Weekend for Nov. 26th-28th

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Let this weekend be criminal…with Future Syndicate II for just $2.24.

Many would like to think that as our species evolves, crime will disappear, but most know this is not true. Crime has always been with us, and it always will. Future Syndicate II features stories told from the point of view of the criminals, sometimes bad people, sometimes people forced to make bad decisions, but always, in the eyes of society, criminals.

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Book of the Weekend for Nov. 19th-21st

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This weekend, let’s read some poetry with our collection A Poet Explores the Stars

Poets view the world differently than others, and as we explore this amazing cosmos, it will be very important to take poets on the journey, so they can show us the things we might otherwise overlook.
Here’s just a small taste of what they might have to show us as we venture to the stars.

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Book of the Weekend for Nov. 12th-14th

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This weekend, let’s look at a possible future for the United States with The Divided States of America Volume 1…

No one can say with any reasonable certainty when the United States of America began to fall apart. Many point to the presidential election of 2016, but most believe the breakup started long before this. Now, in the year 2110, the former United States is made up of 13 nation-states and The Wastelands. Some of the nation-states have prospered under self-rule, while others have declined. Some nation-states are very accepting of outsiders, while others trust no one…sometimes not even their fellow citizens. There is chaos in some places, and order in others…sometimes too much order.

You can download it today from Smashwords for just $2.99 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/899361

What people are saying about Delirious Doubles Presents The Impossible Child & The Games Go On

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Delirious Doubles from Nomadic Delirium Press combine two short stories into one book, rather as the Ace Doubles did with novels back in the day.

First up is ‘The Impossible Child’ by Tyree Campbell. Charlie is a female living in a cave and eking out an existence in a post-Apocalyptic Earth with her daughter Seelie, dodging dangerous ‘marauds’. Seelie is the result of Charlie’s rape by marauds years earlier, a half-breed. For Charlie is not from Earth. She was sent here to observe the fallen civilisation and will return home one day soon.
Campbell’s description of the setting and the details of survival are spot on and there’s a nice twist in the tale.

Mike Morgan also presents us with a woman in a difficult world. ‘The Games Go On’ is about Jayneth, born fully grown and implanted with memories of how to fight so she’s almost ready for the arena in Houston, Texas. Modern technology has enabled man to grow adults in a bag, saving all the tedious child-rearing. As she slowly learns more about her world, Jayneth’s rebellious spirit is aroused and she’s determined to avoid her allotted fate.

Morgan’s style is clear and easy to read. The idea that making abortion illegal could result in a different fate for the unwanted children is potentially controversial, but haven’t there always been unwanted children? The opening scenario leads you to expect something like ‘The Running Man’ by Stephen King but this short story takes a different turn.

I liked both of these. Good science fiction with ideas to make you think and characters to care about. Worth a look.

Available this weekend only for just $1.49 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/891121

Book of the Weekend for Nov. 5th-7th

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This weekend, it’s a double feature…a delirious double…

Delirious Doubles presents two stories from different authors. This edition gives you The Impossible Child by Tyree Campbell…a woman from another world has come to Earth to study the fallen society of the planet. Early in her mission she is raped by a gang of marauders and becomes pregnant with a daughter. Now that it’s almost time to return to her own world, she must decide what to do with her young daughter…take her with her or leave her behind on the hostile planet…or does she even have a choice.

You also get The Games Go On by Mike Morgan…a woman is born as an adult into a world where her family has sold her into indentured servitude as a gladiator, a gladiator that is meant to fight for the masses, but when there are no battles, she begins to wonder what’s really going, and once she learns the truth, she’ll be forced to decide what to do with the information.

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Book of the Weekend for October 29th-31st

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This week we’re going with the longest collection of fiction we’ve ever published…Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind by J Alan Erwine.

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Normally priced at $6.99, you can download it this weekend for just $5.24 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/877392

Book of the Weekend for October 22nd-24th

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This weekend, we have Eamonn Murphy’s The Union Man…and other stories.

The Union Man and other stories brings you three stories from Eamonn Murphy.
An interrogator (torturer) for MI5 is accused of a murder, a murder he couldn’t have committed, but where his investigation takes him will not only change his life, but it will forever change the world.
Happy is a drug that has been legalized in England, but no one can expect the consequences of what that legalization will mean, except for one man, and no one want to listen to him, because everyone wants to be Happy.
Finally, a brief story that is a twist on the princess and the frog tale.

Available from Smashwords for just $2.24 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/777958

Book of the Weekend for Oct. 15th-17th

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Disharmony of the Spheres is our book of the weekend for this weekend…

Mental illness is very common in our society, but it’s also very misunderstood. Many view those with mental illnesses as being weak, but there is a great deal of strength in those that must battle their own minds on a regular basis.
Disharmony of the Spheres focuses on characters with mental illnesses that are still able to be successful. They may not completely overcome their illnesses, but they are able to beat them back and succeed.
In this volume, you will find the fiction of Ian Brazee Cannon, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, MH Bonham, David Lee Summers, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kate Runnels, Michael Morgan, L.J. Bonham, Carol Hightshoe, Francis W. Alexander, and Terrie Leigh Relf.
This book is dedicated to all of the science fiction fans and writers that must battle their own personal demons every day, and half of all of the profits from this book will go to The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Organization, a group that battles teen suicide.

Download today for just $2.00 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/754728