Free: Ghosts in the Machines: Scary True Paranormal Stories

Ghosts in the Machines: Scary True Paranormal Stories

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When the dead want to make contact, they will use any means.….radio, TV, mobile phones, cars – you name it! The other side just won’t be quiet and technology or machines help them make their presences felt. Whether its a last goodbye from a loved one, a warning beyond the veil or just making sure we know they are still there.

Ghosts in the machines – tells how ghosts and demons use technology to communicate using true and often creepy stories from people just like you.

Free ebook: Atheism & The Spiritual Atheist

Atheism & The Spiritual Atheist id free on Amazon until March 1st … give it a try.

Atheism & The Spiritual Atheist: Personal & Spiritual Growth In An Age Of Skeptics (Spirituality, Meditation, Life Choices Book 5)

While atheism often points out the hypocrisies and faults of religious belief atheists desire a sense of integrity, honesty and wholeness just as much as anyone else. The atheist view of the world allows for an open mind, questioning and debate, but often excludes discussions on spirituality as a valid human expression of integrity or personal maturity. Atheism And The Spiritual Atheist is an exploration of what being spiritual is really all about.

If you already identify as an atheist you know a rejection of religious beliefs in does not change your core values of honesty, truthfulness, compassion, moral and ethical behaviour and personal integrity. Yet as atheists we often reject the notion that ‘spirituality’ is something we should explore or embrace. At the same time we have a yearning in our hearts and a mindful awareness for compassion in our society and a desire to do good, be good and effectively help others.

Atheism And The Spiritual Atheist is an exploration of what it means to be atheist and spiritual. If you question how to bring true value to your own life with a sense of spirituality, integrity and to live a life that is wholesome, compassionate, honest and dignified read Atheism And The Spiritual Atheist. Atheists in America have a particularly difficult social stigma to being atheist. Yet there is no reason atheism should not be seen and appreciated as valid an expression of compassion and integrity as any religious faith. Learn how to incorporate spirituality into your own life while maintaining a unique view of the world, your fellow citizens and those less fortunate than you.

This book is like an atheism for dummies or atheist manifesto without the arguments against religion or the divine. Perhaps just as much a spirituality for dummies or spiritual awakening book it explores the simple truths both the religious and the atheist often neglect or forget.

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).

Friday freebie: Ruby Celeste and the Ghost Armada

I just bought the ebook at Amazon (a freebie) grab it while you can before Amazon changes it’s price.

Prepare to enter a dangerous place—the world of sky pirates!

After arriving at The Pharmacologist’s Eden, a grand floating port run by the cut-throat Rhod Stein, Ruby Celeste discovers the deckhand she arranged to purchase has been sold out from under her and replaced with a man kidnapped from the world’s surface. So after dispatching his guarding henchmen, she snatches him and then flees—but not before blowing a gaping hole in the SkyPort.

But unbeknownst to Ruby, Stein survives the blast. And along with the assassins now hot on her tail, she has other problems to contend with: the frail man she kidnapped and his newfound place on her ship, a pervasive series of dangerous electrical malfunctions—and what about the diary she finds on a derelict ship? Are its pages filled with the deranged words of a madman—or does it really hold the key to finding the mysterious Ghost Armada?

Sky pirates? Sounds like a good pulpy read…

Free Steampunk ebook: Fox Chase

A steampunk short story … take a moment to make sure that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.

Fox Chase- a steampunk short story. There is no polite way to meet over a dead body. But for Kassandra Leyden, who speaks to the dead for a living, these can things happen. Her new acquaintance, Manfred Bremstrung, has one purpose in mind- protect the King’s nephew. Kassandra finds herself working side by side with Bremstrung to protect the young royal against deadly creatures with murderous intent. Sometimes the fox is not the only unfortunate to be hunted.

Free ebook: Maitre’d to the Damned

Check out this freebie at Amazon. As with any freebie at Amazon, the price may change without notice. Take a moment to insure that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.

Maitre’d to the Damned

What happens when an urban couple runs afoul of a Gothic gang led by a 500-year old lawyer? Will the desperate cunning of a Gulf War veteran, his wife, and drinking buddies prove up to the struggle? What happens to the odds when a corrupt pharmaceutical company, and a secret paranormal government conspiracy are added to the mix? Will Ed and Ann end up on top – or drained corpses six feet under? Maitre’d to the Damned is a serious old-school vampire novel where the hero isn’t the one with fangs.

Free ebook: The Adventures of Phineas Frakture

Another steampunk freebie … download it while Amazon has it for free. As you know, Amazon can change the price without notice. Take a moment to check that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.

The Adventures of Phineas Frakture

What if the Civil War never happened?
What if Queen Victoria was at odds with an Emperor named Ulysses S. Grant?
What if?
This is the question that plagues one man on his journey to discover his place in the universe. Should he sit by and let history take its course or stand up and make his presence known, changing the outcome for the better…or worse? Set in an alternate past of Victorian era Steampunk, The Adventures of Phineas Frakture follows the title character through a myriad of escapades involving mad scientists, monsters, and fantastic clockwork gadgets.

Free steampunk ebook: By Means of Clockwork Selection

This novelette is free on Amazon until September 1st.

By Means of Clockwork Selection

Connie survived the plague that devastated plants, animals and clockwork alike. Her life has settled into the relative peace of farming clockwork ponies and marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Bess. But the threat of plague is never far away. Mutated oaks are spreading over the ruins of London and stories of outbreaks abound. She fears the worst when a pony collapses, but the true cause is far more surprising. It might be the key to rebuilding the world. (A novelette.)

Free Steampunk ebooks

I just finished watching Bogart and Hepburn steampower their way through Africa in The African Queen. Peppy is snoring a few inches away from my feet and the house is quiet. I suppose that it is time to download a few more steampunk ebooks from Amazon.

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Pandemonium: 1853

Three short, slightly alternate histories, all exploring the world of Pandemonium and all set in the same fateful year.

Marc Aplin sends a gunslinger to China and poses him an impossible question, Jonathan Green raises an ancient and hungry evil in Mexico City and Laura Graham writes of an Edinburgh overshadowed by more than factory smoke.

The globe-trotting companion to A TOWN CALLED PANDEMONIUM, this short volume can be read on its own or as part of the same shared world.

The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum

Apocryphal Memoirs Of An Eccentric GeniusNineteenth Century inventor Phineas Magnetron is a man on a mission in this first volume of The Magnetron Chronicles series, a faithfully executed parody of Victorian Era science fiction adventure tales, blending historical fact with improbable fiction.

Misunderstood, ostracized by his closest associates, Phineas embarks on a daring and unlikely caper to resurrect his dead mentor, the bombastic Dr. Hogalum, mustering all the Steam Age weird science at his disposal. He’ll bend the laws of man, nature, and physics, unearthing a haunting mystery and going boldly where no gentleman has gone before.

A Wattpad Featured Story with over 120,000 Reads!

“brilliant… fantastic… grand… incredible… intriguing… lovely… magnificent… unusual”

These are just some of the comments by Wattpad readers, who have called The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum “pure genius” and “an intriguing premise… heavily influenced by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.” Tens of thousands of readers have already enjoyed this “really compelling… parody of Victorian era pulp-fiction” with “a great sense of style,” and praised author D.L. Mackenzie’s “bloody superb use of the language.” The “language is entirely redolent of the era,” and “the writing style is a joy!”

– “I simply adore this story.”
– “Love everything about it!”
– “love the classics references…”
– “I enjoyed the victorian-era style, and the wonderfully woven words”
– “It’s grand to see something that has obviously had some love lavished on it.”
– “I am so glad I found this book!”
– “…really well written and I cannot wait to read the rest of [the series]”

Review by Kira Lerner, Author and Editor-in-Chief of

The Magnetron Chronicles relates the apocryphal tales of The Hogalum Society, a Victorian era club of “great men and great deeds” (of which Phineas Magnetron himself is a member, naturally). Think of a group comprised of Harry Houdini, Thomas Edison, Sherlock Holmes, Nikola Tesla, and other such fictional and real-life Steam Age luminaries with unconventional talents and ideas—all of whom were looked upon as a bit batty—and you’ll have a good idea of the Hogalum Society.

Anyway, the conceit of the series is that we are reading Magnetron’s journals, and in The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum we thereby learn of the strange events that occur when Phineas takes it upon himself to resurrect the spirit of Dr. Hogalum (the author tells me it’s pronounced “HO-ga-lum”), the Society’s beloved founder and mentor who has recently died. Phineas’ plan (think: zombies) isn’t warmly received by his compatriots in the group, who worry that he’s lost his marbles. The fact that he tries to perform the necessary tasks himself is admirable but his plans go awry, and after digging up Hogalum’s body, he retrieves only the head, which he intends to reanimate with voodoo. Slight problem, because (as his Haitian friend Petión observes) zombies are mindless bodies, and how useful is a mindless head?

As you can probably tell, the series is heavily inspired by the works of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and—to a lesser extent—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And hey, let’s throw in Mark Twain as well, because—despite the fact that the journals are written with utter sincerity and seriousness, this is definitely (and intentionally) funny satire. For example, here’s one of Dr. Hogalum’s first comments upon his revival:

“I do not wish to appear ungrateful after having been raised from the dead,” he said in a beleaguered tone, “but I must ask why you did not see fit to include my body in this enterprise!”

Indeed. D. L. Mackenzie’s well-written Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum harks back to the earliest days of the science fiction serial, and does a great job evoking the style of those genteel but breathless tales of remarkable discoveries, bizarre inventions and dangerous (mis)adventure

Faraday & Frankenstein

SHORT FICTION — Warnings to the Curious #1

A new dark age begins…

In 1867, Michael Faraday, well beyond his years of meaningful contribution to the electrical sciences, travels to the America for one final, secret experiment…an experiment inspired by the novel Frankenstein…an experiment that goes terribly wrong.

Faraday & Frankenstein – the first episode in the historical fantasy adventure series Warnings to the Curious.

The Emperor’s Edge

Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed.

Worse, Sicarius, the empire’s most notorious assassin, is in town. He’s tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down. Either they have an unprecedented belief in her skills… or someone wants her dead.

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