Your Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Bargains for June 6, 2016


The Dark Ability

by D. K. Holmberg

Exiled by his family. Claimed by thieves. Could his dark ability be the key to his salvation?

Rsiran is a disappointment, gifted with the ability to Slide, only he is forbidden from using it while apprenticed under his father as a blacksmith. Worse is that lorcith, a rare, precious metal with arcane properties, calls to him, seducing him into forming forbidden blades. When discovered, he’s banished, sentenced indefinitely to the mines of Ilphaesn Mountain.

Though Rsiran tries to learn to control the call of lorcith, when his life is threatened in the darkness of the mines, he finds himself Sliding back to Elaeavn.

There someone far more powerful than him discovers what he can do. He doesn’t want to be a pawn in anyone’s ambitions, but the darkness inside him cannot be ignored – and he’s already embroiled in an ancient struggle that only he may be able to end.

Previously $3.99

Category: Fantasy – Epic



Matchbox Girls

by Chrysoula Tzavelas

Get the first two books in the series for just 99 cents total!

For a thousand years, the half-breed nephilim have kept the angels and Fallen from meddling in the world. And the angels would do anything to change that. Destroy cities. Turn oceans to blood. Raise the dead. Sacrificing two powerful little girls should be easy.

Except… the two little girls are protected by one mortal woman.

Haunted by visions of catastrophe and crippling anxiety attacks, Marley Claviger has never heard of any celestial cold war. But when the twin daughters of a friend come to her for help, she will do whatever it takes to save them. Even if it means working with Fallen, discovering the nephilim, and facing the source of her power.

Previously $2.99

Category: Fantasy – Metaphysical & Visionary


Infinity Key

by Chrysoula Tzavelas

While her best friend is pulled into the supernatural underworld, Branwyn isn’t about to sit on the sidelines. Unfortunately, Branwyn is decidedly mortal, and in the supernatural underworld, humans are weak and helpless, no better than toys, tools and prey. But she isn’t having any of that. Branwyn wants to face the world on her own terms, mortal or not.

By striking a bargain with an imprisoned faerie, Branwyn thinks she’s found a solution, but there’s a catch: In exchange for teaching her magic, she must use her powers to release the faerie from their prison. If she sets them free, she can save her friends. Unfortunately, releasing them could spell destruction for the mortal world… and herself.

Previously $2.99



Looking Through Lace

by Ruth Nestvold

“Thought provoking”; “Great, classic sci-fi novella…I want more!” “Very enjoyable read!”
– Reader reviews.

As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas would be to analyze the secret women’s language — but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. What is behind it? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything she thought they knew on its head.

Originally published in Asimov’s in 2003, “Looking Through Lace” was a finalist for the Tiptree and Sturgeon awards. The Italian translation won the Premio Italia for best work of speculative fiction in translation in 2007.

Previously $2.99

Category: Science Fiction – First Contact



Pulse: When Gravity Fails

by John Freitas

The Alpha Centauri star system begins to collapse and the resulting gravitational waves reach our planet, creating strange phenomena around the globe, leaving the people who are affected by them wondering what in the world is going on.

A scientist in an isolated observatory sees clues that tell him what is happening to the world may be bigger and more deadly than a few earthquakes and a few floating objects. Dr. Paulo Restrepo will have to race against time and the doubts of a world used to gravity behaving the same everywhere at every time. By the time he figures out the cause and what that means for the final approaching event, it might be too late, but he has to try.

Previously $2.99

Category: Science Fiction – Adventure


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