Freebie: Boy Mercury – An Antebellum Adventure

Boy Mercury – An Antebellum Adventure: Episode One: The Welding

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A brilliant and heroic Confederate general lies on his deathbed, mortally wounded.
A young man with a special talent: his tears can bind machines to the human body.
A doctor whose career hinges on saving the general’s life.
A nurse with devious plans of her own.
And a ruthless officer whose blind ambition can make his the most powerful man in the country–and destroy all of their lives.

So begins the first episode of Boy Mercury, An Antebellum Adventure. Set in an alternate history where Stonewall Jackson survives and the South wins the Battle of Gettysburg, Boy Mercury is the rollicking adventures of Amboy “Boy” Babbage and the Resistance–led by an enchanting spy, a fiery aeronautrix, and a charismatic leader willing sacrifice anything–as they rise against the mechanized forces of the New Confederacy and its cyborg general, Stonewall Jackson, in a battle not only for their lives, but the freedom of all people.

Free ebook: On Basilisk Station

On Basilisk Station
by David Weber


As usual, Amazon can change the price at any moment so take some time to check that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.


Having made him look a fool, she’s been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her.

Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship’s humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.

The aborigines of the system’s only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

Parliament isn’t sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called “Republic” of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn’t work to police the entire star system.

But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They’ve made her mad.

At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).

Free ebook of The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

Thanks to the efforts of Cthulhu Chick  we have, in both Nook (EPUB) and Kindle (MOBI), files for The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft.

If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.

H.P. Lovecraft “Call of Cthulhu.”

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

Table of Contents

  • The Tomb (1917)
  • Dagon (1917)
  • Polaris (1918)
  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)
  • Memory (1919)
  • Old Bugs (1919)
  • The Transition of Juan Romero (1919)
  • The White Ship (1919)
  • The Doom That Came to Sarnath (1919)
  • The Statement of Randolph Carter (1919)
  • The Terrible Old Man (1920)
  • The Tree (1920)
  • The Cats of Ulthar (1920)
  • The Temple (1920)
  • Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family (1920)
  • The Street (1920)
  • Celephaïs (1920)
  • From Beyond (1920)
  • Nyarlathotep (1920)
  • The Picture in the House (1920)
  • Ex Oblivione (1921)
  • The Nameless City (1921)
  • The Quest of Iranon (1921)
  • The Moon-Bog (1921)
  • The Outsider (1921)
  • The Other Gods (1921)
  • The Music of Erich Zann (1921)
  • Herbert West — Reanimator (1922)
  • Hypnos (1922)
  • What the Moon Brings (1922)
  • Azathoth (1922)
  • The Hound (1922)
  • The Lurking Fear (1922)
  • The Rats in the Walls (1923)
  • The Unnamable (1923)
  • The Festival (1923)
  • The Shunned House (1924)
  • The Horror at Red Hook (1925)
  • He (1925)
  • In the Vault (1925)
  • The Descendant (1926)
  • Cool Air (1926)
  • The Call of Cthulhu (1926)
  • Pickman’s Model (1926)
  • The Silver Key (1926)
  • The Strange High House in the Mist (1926)
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1927)
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1927)
  • The Colour Out of Space (1927)
  • The Very Old Folk (1927)
  • The Thing in the Moonlight (1927)
  • The History of the Necronomicon (1927)
  • Ibid (1928)
  • The Dunwich Horror (1928)
  • The Whisperer in Darkness (1930)
  • At the Mountains of Madness (1931)
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931)
  • The Dreams in the Witch House (1932)
  • The Thing on the Doorstep (1933)
  • The Evil Clergyman (1933)
  • The Book (1933)
  • The Shadow out of Time (1934)
  • The Haunter of the Dark (1935)

That should be enough reading material for some time. Enjoy!

The “Missing” Art of Steampunk

The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement

by Art Donovan

I love steampunk. So when I had the chance to review an advanced copy of steampunk art, I jumped at it.

Sadly, I can’t tell you very much about the book. Most of the pictures were missing and some of the text read, “Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit.” That’s right some of the text is missing. Having read several ARCs (advanced reader copies), I expect misspelled words or grammatical errors, but I have never seen anything like this before.

I would have expected a lot more from a publisher like Fox Chapel Publishing, and it begs the question if Fox Chapel has any pride in its work? If Fox Chapel offers half-finished ARCs to book reviewers what kind of effort can the readers expect?

Ebook Review of Scott Nicholson’s Crime Beat

Crime BeatCrime Beat by Scott Nicholson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another must read from the “Duke of Disturbing” Scott Nicholson.
“Crime Beat” is a fast-paced novella. A new reporter is added to a small county newspaper on the crime beat. Suddenly, the sleepy rural town makes the news for a series of murders.
In addition to the great novella, Nicholson gives us a bonus story. Let’s face it Nicholson is brilliant.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author Scott Nicholson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Free eBook: Honour of the Grave

As the Empire’s mighty armies clash against the rampaging hordes of evil, they leave in their wake the detritus of war, including the dead and the dying. Resourceful Angelika Fleischer ekes a living by looting the bloody battlefields, searching for the trinkets and gold carried by soldiers of all sides. But an encounter with the mysterious Kopf brothers leaves Angelika desperate to discover the dark truth behind their quest to find their missing brother before the sweeping tide of battle overtakes them all.

Honour of the Grave (.epub 921Kb)
Honour of the Grave (.mobi 1.87Mb)

Free Kindle ebook: The Anvil of the World

Amazon has another freebie, this time it is “The Anvil of the World” by Kage Baker.  You just can’t beat 0.00 for a Hugo & Nebula nominee and a Sturgeon award winner.

Since we are talking about Amazon, you will need a Kindle.  The Scott Nicholson Kindle Giveaway tour will stop here on October 23rd ! Take part for a chance to win a Kindle !

You can download the Kindle for the pc and “Read Kindle Books on Your Computer.” I use it all the time, it’s great.

Free ebook Fridays

This Friday’s free ebook is Graham McNeill’s Nightbringer.

After her return from Drachenfels, Genevieve Dieudonne – the vampire femme fatale – embarks on an odessey of perilous self-discovery in which she must face monsters and magicians, intrigue and evil.

Her journey takes her from the labyrinthine depths of an old Altdorf theatre to an accursed mansion.

To celebrate the launch of Black Library Digital, October 8th and the following four Fridays have been designated Free eBook Fridays. Be sure to point your browser in our direction at noon GMT on each of those days to find out which gem from the BL back catalogue – or digital exclusive – will be yours for the grand sum of zero pounds, dollars or yen.

October 15th
Nightbringer ePub (.epub 513Kb)
Nightbringer Mobi(.mobi 1.05Mb)

October 8th
First & Only ePub (.epub 757Kb)
First & Only Mobi (.mobi 1.27Mb)

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