Callisto by Rob Lopez

Callisto is part of The Science Fiction Mayday Bundle, available May 1st through May 14th.


Today’s Spotlight is on Callisto by Rob Lopez.

The colonies on Callisto lie in ruins, the survivors living in fear of the militias who have taken over. Refugees hide in underground shelters, struggling to cope as supplies run low. Their only hope lies with the negotiations taking place in the shattered city of Cielo, where envoys from Earth are trying to bring an end to the disastrous civil war. There is only one problem, and his name is Shakespeare Cruz.

Shakespeare is one of the refugees, and he’s been on the run for seven years. The part he played in the conflict remains a mystery, and he won’t talk about it. He only hopes that certain people have forgotten about him, so he can raise his daughter in peace.

But somebody is coming for him, somebody who remembers exactly what he did, and he’s going to make him pay with more than just his life. Shakespeare’s secret past is about to be blown open and a titanic struggle will begin that could decide the fate of the moon. Or kill the one he loves. Only one thing is certain…

By the time it’s over, a lot of people are going to wish he’d never existed.

About Rob Lopez

Rob Lopez is a British author who hasn’t died yet. A perpetual daydreamer, he’s been a factory mechanic, a teaching assistant and a cleaner, plus a whole bunch of other jobs too dull to mention. He always wanted to write a novel, and now he’s written several, including the fast paced and hard hitting Alien Infiltrators series. He writes mostly dystopian science fiction and post-apocalyptic horror, with an emphasis on dark humour, action, love and death. He’s not nearly as miserable as that makes him sound, and he’s quite partial to relaxing by the sea and watching seagulls soar as he dreams up his next story.

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Walking Gods by Leah Cutter

The Middlings Sampler Bundle is available from April 5th to April 26th.

Walking GodsToday’s spotlight is on Walking Gods by Leah Cutter.

Leah’s novella Walking Gods is part of the Middlings Sampler Bundle. Leah is also the curator of the bundle.

About Walking Gods

“I am a seamstress, I am.”

She is the one who stitches the kingdom together, creates hidden valleys for the magical to find and harsh peaks for fools to throw themselves against.

How she chooses her stitches is up to her.

What happens when a God weaves together her land out of vengeance?

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Heaven Painted as a Cop Car by Dean Wesley Smith

heaven-coverOnly two more days until The Middlings Sampler Bundle launches!

Today’s spotlight in on Heaven Painted as a Cop Car by Dean Wesley Smith

Dean’s novella Heaven Painted as a Cop Car is comping April 5th as part of The Middlings Sampler Bundle

About Heaven Painted as a Cop Car

Eve Bryson died and found herself dead and lusting after a cop?

And not just any cop. Deputy McCall Cascade: Superhero.

Can a ghost and a superhero find true happiness and sex and stop a few killers along the way?

USA Today bestselling writer brings you the fourth book in the crazy Ghost of a Chance series.

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The Possession of Paavo Deshin by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Possession of Paavo DeshinToday’s spotlight is on The Possession of Paavo Deshin by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Kris’s ebook The Possession of Paavo Deshin is coming on April 5th as part of The Middlings Sampler bundle.

About The Possession of Paavo Deshin

All of his short life, Paavo Deshin has seen ghosts. The same two ghosts who have now approached him on the school playground, ghosts who look older and actually smell bad. Paavo’s cry for help brings the authorities, a few lawyers, and Retrieval Artist Miles Flint, who learns some secrets about the ghosts—and about Paavo’s parents. This short stand-alone science fiction novel in the Retrieval Artist series received a Special Mention from the prestigious international UPC contest.

“The Possession of Paavo Deshin” is a masterfully crafted story.  Definitely don’t miss this one. —Tangent Online

A custody battle like no other, where every side has its own agenda. An engaging story, a title very apt. —Internet Review of Science Fiction

Rusch mounts hard-boiled noir on an expansive sf background with great panache. —Booklist

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How To Babysit a Changeling by Anthea Sharp

How to Babysit a ChangelingToday’s spotlight is on How to Babysit a Changeling by USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp.

Anthea’s ebook How to Babysit a Changeling – A Feyland Novella is coming on April 5th as part of The Middlings Sampler bundle.

About How to Babysit a Changeling

When a mortal boy is exchanged for a hideous faerie creature, Marny Fanalua steps up to help her friends in their battle against the Dark Court. (70 page Feyland novella)

*NOTE* The events in this novella occur simultaneously with Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom. Reading the complete Feyland Trilogy first is recommended if you would like to avoid spoilers.

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Fly Me to the Moon by Mindy Klasky

Fly Me to the MoonSpotlight on Fly Me to the Moon by USA Bestseller Mindy Klasky

Mindy’s novella Fly Me to the Moon is coming April 5th as part of The Middlings Sampler Bundle.

About Fly Me to the Moon

Lexi Taylor never let herself be defined by the fire that burned her when she was just a kid. Now, she happily works at The Christmas Cat, a year-round holiday boutique. So what if she wears long sleeves to hide her scars? Who cares if her relationships don’t last long enough for a lover to see her damaged back?

Tom “Finn” Finnegan is one week out of the Army, fresh from Afghanistan. He vowed to visit the parents of J-Dawg, his best friend who was killed by a roadside bomb almost a year ago. But promises are easier made than kept—especially when J-Dawg haunts Finn’s dreams.

When he literally stumbles into The Christmas Cat, Finn shatters dozens of ornaments, not to mention Lexi’s peace of mind. The only way he can repay her is to take on handyman work in her store. But “other duties as assigned” takes on new meaning when sparks sizzle between the couple. Can Lexi and Finn find the key to healing each other’s scars as Christmas approaches in Harmony Springs?

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As Needed by Michael A. Stackpole

As NeededSpotlight on As Needed by New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole.

Michael’s novella As Needed is coming April 5th as part of The Middlings Sampler Bundle.

About As Needed

Scyris has been magically bound to a sociopathic gang boss since she was a toddler. Trained as an assassin who can use magick to accomplish her missions, she is compelled to murder those he ordered her to kill.

But now her boss has a problem that mere slaughter alone will not solve. His gang, and the entire underworld in Pentaris, is under assault by a hidden enemy. Scyris will have to employ her wits as well as her magick and considerably lethal set of skills to uncover the conspiracy and put an end to it.

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Forever Falls by Michael Warren Lucas

Forever FallsSpotlight on Forever Falls by Michael Warren Lucas

Michael’s novella Forever Falls — A Montague Portal Novella is coming April 5th as part of The Middlings Sampler Bundle.

About Forever Falls

There’s no grounds for murder.

There’s no ground at all.

The people exploring and exploiting alien universes risk everything, including their lives.But Devin Gupper’s death makes no sense. And the more questions security officer Aidan Redding asks, the less rational it seems.

But in a bottomless universe full of impossibilities, one impossible murder begins everything.

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Waiting to Fly by Sherry D. Ramsey

Cover for Waiting to FlySpotlight on Waiting to Fly by Sherry D. Ramsey

Coming April 5th as part of The Middlings Sampler Bundle is her novella Waiting to Fly.

About Waiting to Fly

Teenage orphan Lucy Daz is carving out a busker’s life on Damyadi Space Station, saving what credits she can for passage to one of Nearspace’s new colony worlds.

But when a hawker turns up on the station selling a “miracle cure” for space sickness, Lucy is faced with a tough decision: try to ignore to the problem and the pricking of her conscience, or take a big risk to protect the unsuspecting colonists who come to her shows…

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