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Boy Mercury - An Antebellum Steampunk Tale: Episode One - The Welding by David Macinnis Gill Boy Mercury - An Antebellum Steampunk Tale: Episode One - The Welding by David Macinnis Gill April 24, 2014 Free! 13374 words Read a sample
Weeks after the Treaty of Towson formally divides the victorious Confederacy and the defeated United States into two separate countries, an army of former slaves and immigrants led by Amboy "Boy" Babbage and his friends—a enchanting and a fiery aeronautrix--rises against the mechanized forces of Confederate President Robert E. Lee and his cyborg general, Stonewall Jackson.
Tucker Teaches the Clockies to Copulate by David Erik Nelson Tucker Teaches the Clockies to Copulate by David Erik Nelson April 22, 2014 $2.99 17586 words Sample 15%
In this celebrated alternate history, a lonely veterinarian recounts a mischievous Confederate veteran's attempts to teach clockwork soldiers to make nice with their neighbors.
The Milan Job by Krista Cagg The Milan Job by Krista Cagg April 22, 2014 $7.99 66975 words Sample 20%
Naviwerks! They have all the time in the world. Literally. But what they are doing with their chrono-ships throughout history is nefarious at best. Captain Alex and the crew of the chrono-ship The William's Hunt have taken it upon themselves to stop Naviwerks at all costs!
Republic by Lindsay Buroker Republic by Lindsay Buroker April 20, 2014 $5.95 210450 words Sample 20%
After the notorious outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius helped overthrow the corrupt faction controlling the empire and brought in a great war hero to lead the nation to prosperity, they finally earned their pardons—and some time off. A tropical vacation cruising around in a private submarine? Perfect. But their trip is interrupted by a summons from the new president: they're needed back at home.
Tesla - Episode 6 by Mark Lingane Tesla - Episode 6 by Mark Lingane April 18, 2014 Free! 14481 words Read a sample
War rages. Much is lost. Sebastian is reunited with his mother, and finds out a little more about his past. Tensions build! A steampunk post-apocalypse adventure for teens & juveniles.
Rending the Seal by Kelly Stanaway Rending the Seal by Kelly Stanaway April 17, 2014 $2.99 154899 words Sample 20%
Prequel to 'The Light Rises', in London 1887, magic and invention are making headlines. Detective Keagan Gillette however is blind to it; haunted by his failure after learning necromancy and joining the House of Masks he still wasn't able to revive his twin. Now he learns that demons are real and they are trying to get the fabled Seal of Solomon he'll need all the help he can get to stop them.
Alexandrian Saga (Books 1-3) by Thomas Carpenter Alexandrian Saga (Books 1-3) by Thomas Carpenter April 16, 2014 $9.99 275912 words Sample 10%
The Alexandrian Saga (Books One, Two & Three). Book One - Fires of Alexandria Book Two - Heirs of Alexandria Book Three - Legacy of Alexandria
Rendezvous with a Rebel by Anna Yeatts Rendezvous with a Rebel by Anna Yeatts April 16, 2014 $0.99 1172 words Sample 20%
Mary Todd Lincoln and Jefferson Davis face off in a steampunk showdown in this alternative history version of the Civil War. Set in historic Charleston, Mary Todd, the President's femme fatale, matches wits against the wily Confederate Davis and his army of automatons in hopes of hastening the War's end.
Derella's Sin by Rosalind A. Betancourt Derella's Sin by Rosalind A. Betancourt April 15, 2014 $2.49 49764 words Sample 20%
Derella Cobbett was thought to be her father's favorite. Upon his death, her sisters and mother get a glimpse at the truth. He hated her and has promised Derella to his brother, Edmund, in servitude.
Blood Alchemy by Phaedra Weldon Blood Alchemy by Phaedra Weldon April 13, 2014 $2.99 5004 words Sample 20%
When Arthur is approached by a stranger to use his investigative prowess to find his brother, the humble physician on Wimple Street cannot refuse. But can he abide by the use of forbidden Arcane Magic while fighting against a foe as old as time itself?
Antioch Burns by Daniel Ottalini Antioch Burns by Daniel Ottalini April 11, 2014 $1.99 27970 words Sample 20%
When a scouting expedition goes disastrously wrong, Marius Quinctius Regillus finds himself in a horde of trouble. With the Mongols encircling the grand fortress city of Antioch, Regillus and his men are trapped between a governor’s ambitions and the Mongolian weaponry. With nowhere to turn, can they save the city, or will Antioch Burn?
Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase 2 by John Picha Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase 2 by John Picha April 07, 2014 Free! 83907 words Read a sample
This sci-fi smorgasbord serves up 9 retro tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1920s - 1940s. It drops you into the deco chiseled cities of alternate Americana, airlifts you to exotic locales, then rockets you to the farthest reaches of yesterday’s tomorrows! Retro adventure awaits fans of dieselpunk, sci-fi, ray-gun gothic, and pulp magazines. Download if you dare!
The Man in the Mask by Marcelle Dube The Man in the Mask by Marcelle Dube April 07, 2014 $2.99 11156 words Sample 20%
An A’lle Chronicles short mystery by the author of Backli’s Ford. To fulfill her sister’s dying wish, Violet takes the long, arduous journey to the far north, one step ahead of her larcenous uncle’s hired thugs. But when she finds herself in danger in the Yukon wilderness, she will trust her life to a strange man in a golden mask. A classic murder mystery that crosses pulp with steampunk
Twincy Quinn and the Eye of Horus Part One by Odette C. Bell Twincy Quinn and the Eye of Horus Part One by Odette C. Bell April 04, 2014 Free! 87153 words Read a sample
Along the dirty, dark rooftops of 19th century London, she runs. Young, poor, and half machine, Twincy Quinn is suitable. Ordinarily a fine word, in this new era of spinning cogs, glowing lights, and machines, it is not.
Twincy Quinn and the Eye of Horus Part Two by Odette C. Bell Twincy Quinn and the Eye of Horus Part Two by Odette C. Bell April 04, 2014 $4.99 80653 words Sample 20%
Their home lies ruined, yet they have not given up. Twincy, Michael, and the children continue to fight Esquire without pause. As the dust settles, Michael finds himself thrust into this strangest of adventures. He also finds his heart growing in fondness for Twincy with every second, every minute, and every hour.
Capture by Ravon Silvius Capture by Ravon Silvius April 03, 2014 $5.99 51152 words Sample 5%
Power means nothing when fighting for the one you love. Kenneth and Thorn have put a stop to Alder’s cruel experiments on Talentless, but their work as Enforcers is far from over.
The Rose of the West by Mark Bondurant The Rose of the West by Mark Bondurant April 03, 2014 $3.99 90720 words Sample 20%
Pure American SF Steampunk. Illustrated. Light humor, light romance, grim action, young adult, pure adventure.
Colt Coltrane and the Harrowing Heights of Hollywoodland by Allison M. Dickson Colt Coltrane and the Harrowing Heights of Hollywoodland by Allison M. Dickson April 03, 2014 $0.99 7571 words Sample 20%
In this special "mini-episode," Colt Coltrane and his robot sidekick Petey get a thrilling taste of the Hollywood life when a famed movie director gets in over his head with the mob!
The Painting in the Crate. A Pounds & Sterling Short Story by Ethan Stratmore The Painting in the Crate. A Pounds & Sterling Short Story by Ethan Stratmore April 02, 2014 $0.99 11487 words Sample 25%
This short story is the first in the "Pounds & Sterling" series. A famous art history professor had been murdered. His doctoral student, art historian Samantha Pounds, takes up her own investigations. Soon she finds a useful clue, and presents it to medical examiner Dr. Oliver Sterling. Together they solve the case, in which international smugglers and foreign trading companies are involved.
Los Bosques de Zangitsa by Gabriel Guerrero Gómez Los Bosques de Zangitsa by Gabriel Guerrero Gómez April 02, 2014 $5.99 36761 words Sample 20%
Los bosques de Zangitsa ocultan un inquietante secreto...
The Secret Story of the Time Machine by Arcadia Berger The Secret Story of the Time Machine by Arcadia Berger April 02, 2014 $2.99 31514 words Sample 20%
The original novel by H. G. Wells, rewritten by Arcadia Berger to serve as an erotic fantasy with a Steampunk edge. The Time Traveller tells his circle of sexually-adventurous friends of his visit to the far future, where he enjoys the sexual favors of the dainty little future girl Weena, and also of the brutal night-stalking Morlock Queen, and of another woman even stranger....
Clockwork Wings: the Chronicles of Icarus Part 1 by Stacy & Jennifer Buck Clockwork Wings: the Chronicles of Icarus Part 1 by Stacy & Jennifer Buck April 01, 2014 Free! 10007 words Read a sample
Clockwork Wings: the Chronicles of Icarus Part 1 is the pilot episode in an upcoming full length novel deeply based in Greek Mythology with a Steam Punk twist. This previously untold sequel of the greek heroes, Icarus and Theseus, takes you into a bronze age world with steam punk technology. Read a book unlike any you've ever read before in a whole new genre we're calling Mythpunk!
SoulQuest by Percival Constantine SoulQuest by Percival Constantine April 01, 2014 $3.99 79041 words Sample 20%
In a world of magic and monsters, a ragtag group of pirates, ex-soldiers, mystical beings and creatures of the night must seek out powerful artifacts to prevent a twisted sorcerer from gaining godlike power!
I, Kwan by KHippolite I, Kwan by KHippolite March 30, 2014 $3.99 127457 words Sample 20%
Adventures and love of a young serf in a retrofuturistic world.
Tesla - Episode 5 by Mark Lingane Tesla - Episode 5 by Mark Lingane March 29, 2014 Free! 11729 words Read a sample
It's tots OMG with emosh overload as New Bearing come to town for the tesla school ball. Sebastian begins to understand his powers. Melanie goes a bit weird. Oh and there is war as well, and zeppelins. A steampunk post-apocalypse adventure for teens & juveniles.
Balanced on the Blade's Edge by Lindsay Buroker Balanced on the Blade's Edge by Lindsay Buroker March 28, 2014 $2.99 75318 words Sample 50%
Sardelle Terushan wakes from three hundred years in a mage stasis shelter, only to realize that she is the last of the Referatu, the sorcerers who once helped protect Iskandia from conquerors. Their subterranean mountain community was blown up in a treacherous sneak attack by soldiers who feared their power. Everyone Sardelle ever knew is dead, and...
Winter of the Passion Flower by Annie Seaton Winter of the Passion Flower by Annie Seaton March 28, 2014 $2.99 28058 words Sample 15%
Sexy heroine seeks captain for time-traveling submarine. A ridiculously improbable fun romp that delightfully skewers the hypocrisies and injustices of today by satirizing them in a Victorian setting.The heroine is an adventuress, a scientist, explorer and social activist. The hero has to be something special to match her - and he is! A reformed Cornish pirate.
Aetheric Elements: The Rise of a Steampunk Reality by Travis I. Sivart Aetheric Elements: The Rise of a Steampunk Reality by Travis I. Sivart March 28, 2014 $3.99 91121 words Sample 20%
Automatons and airships, bustles and beasts, corsets and curses, dandies and dastardly deeds, all await you as you explore the cultures which evolved into a Steampunk industrial civilization. Enjoy a savory sampler of Steampunk society and sinister scenarios to whet your appetite for the author's upcoming full length novel.
Under Oak Island by K T Bryski Under Oak Island by K T Bryski March 26, 2014 $0.99 4371 words Sample 20%
Agent Brandon Hill is called in to investigate strange happenings in Nova Scotia. The location is an isolated stretch of land called Oak Island, a truly peculiar place with mystery and peril surrounding it. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen.
Why the Sea is Boiling Hot by Michael Spence Why the Sea is Boiling Hot by Michael Spence March 26, 2014 $0.99 7889 words Sample 20%
Researcher Dodgson is happy in the bowels of the R&D department of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, until a mysterious death and the question of space and time fling him out of it. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees: A Tale of the First Venus War (a steampunk short story) by J.P. Medved In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees: A Tale of the First Venus War (a steampunk short story) by J.P. Medved March 23, 2014 $2.99 10535 words Sample 10%
Lieutenant Albo Collins has just come to Venus straight from graduating West Point, and the young officer craves more to do than cleaning drunks off the streets of New Philadelphia. When the governor orders the First Venusian Colonial Infantry to the northern border of the colony Collins gets his wish, but he has little idea what horrors await him, in the shade of the Ishtar trees.
Queen Victoria's Ball (a steampunk short story) by J.P. Medved Queen Victoria's Ball (a steampunk short story) by J.P. Medved March 23, 2014 $2.99 9259 words Sample 10%
Decorated airship pilot Henry Emerson has just returned to London from a military expedition in the Sudan. He and his friends are to receive medals for heroism at the Crystal Palace from Queen Victoria herself, but when an enigmatic American woman appears to warn him his life is in danger, Henry finds himself racing against time to prevent a conspiracy aimed at the very heart of the Empire.
Gypsy Soul by J C Gordon Gypsy Soul by J C Gordon March 22, 2014 $2.99 60582 words Sample 20%
Set in a world of Aircars, Nanotechnology, & Steampunk fashion, Gypsy Delansky is beautiful, sassy, and determined to win. Jaxom Sinclair, aka 'The Dragon' is her arch nemesis, vying against her to win the coveted championship of the Fringe Racing scene. Both have a secret that can rock each others world. Will their love withstand those secrets or will they be forever lost to each other?
Resurrected (#2, Romani Realms) by Mia Fox Resurrected (#2, Romani Realms) by Mia Fox March 20, 2014 $0.99 79824 words Sample 20%
They’ll risk everything – friendship, love, even their lives. Charlotte couldn't help falling for Phineas, a demon gypsy aligned with the evil Raven. But as a result, Samantha is trapped in the Romani Realms, a purgatory of lost souls. Without Suki, a genie and guardian angel of sorts, or knowing whether she can trust Phin, she enters the Realms on her own to bring back her best friend.
A Fistful of Nothing by Dan Glaser A Fistful of Nothing by Dan Glaser March 18, 2014 $4.99 88063 words Sample 10%
Chrome giants. Traincar shanties. Electromagnetic revolvers. Welcome to The Hollywoodholes - where an ex-private eye scours the collapsed metro tunnels of an alternate 1952 Hollywood for payoff on a gamble gone wrong...and stumbles instead on an underworld metropolis divided by vice, vendettas, mysteries, & murder plots.
Space Grease & Pixie Dust: Episode 1 by Samantha Warren Space Grease & Pixie Dust: Episode 1 by Samantha Warren March 17, 2014 Free! 8478 words Read a sample
Zuzy Bumpbump just wants to live a nice, quiet life where she can work on spaceships and be happy. But her little brother has other plans. Troublesome to the core, Flinch leads his older sister on escapades throughout the galaxy that land them in sticky situations and lots of hot water. Follow the antics of Zuzy and Flinch in this fun Firefly-meets-magic serial.
Ragged Claws by John Guy Collick Ragged Claws by John Guy Collick March 15, 2014 $2.99 118297 words Sample 20%
The sequel to Thumb. A fast paced Science Fiction novel set at the very end of time. If humanity is to survive Max Ocel must contact the Machine Men who live in the Heart and Mind of the Colossus, an immense creature built by mankind to carry it into the next universe. But the way onward is a deadly maze inhabited by lost creatures transformed by the darkness at the end of time.
Hydropunk-The Drowned Century by Giovanni Grotto Hydropunk-The Drowned Century by Giovanni Grotto March 13, 2014 Free! 59937 words Read a sample
L'edizione speciale dell'antologia HydroPunk-The Drowned Century, curata da Giovanni "Mr.Giobblin" Grotto per il blog Minuetto Express. Contiene 14 racconti, tra cui "Mareah e Juliette" di Alessandro Forlani (Premio Urania 2011 con "I Senza-Tempo") e Davide Mana ("Bride of the Swamp God", "Avventurieri sul Crocevia del Mondo").
Chronosine - Les Voyages dans le Temps by Sylvain Agneray Chronosine - Les Voyages dans le Temps by Sylvain Agneray March 12, 2014 $6.49 83849 words Sample 15%
Dans les années 1895, le Professeur Nerve expérimente une potion trouvée au Dahomey qui permet de se déplacer dans le temps. Accompagné de son fils, il vont lutter pour préserver l’Histoire du monde.
Black Benjamin: England's Foremost Investigative Exorcist by Yelena Calavera Black Benjamin: England's Foremost Investigative Exorcist by Yelena Calavera March 12, 2014 $3.99 13877 words Sample 20%
Black Benjamin is a left-field look at ambivalence, disguised as a story about a man (an investigative exorcist to be exact) who goes to a town near London to clear up the small matter of a series of brutal murders by an unknown, undead entity.
Encante (Fifteen Solars) by Aiyana Jackson Encante (Fifteen Solars) by Aiyana Jackson March 12, 2014 $0.99 29945 words Sample 10%
An action-packed quest beneath the high seas, blending adventure, intrigue, and romance, Encante is a tale of racial discrimination and a fight for freedom, opening the door to a multiverse comprising fifteen parallel worlds, each as unique and diverse as the next. The Fifteen Solars are controlled by the Kabbalah, an order with a soul of avarice who have enslaved the gods, and stolen time itself.
Boom Town by Vita Tugwell Boom Town by Vita Tugwell March 10, 2014 $3.99 88526 words Sample 10%
Petticoat Katie returns for a second hilarious helping of mayhem and peppermints in a non-stop caper bursting with outrageous characters, unlikely inventions and a surprising number of exploding lawns.
Tesla - Episode 4 by Mark Lingane Tesla - Episode 4 by Mark Lingane March 08, 2014 Free! 9753 words Read a sample
Episode 4. Melanie and Sebastian settle into the Steam Academy. Sebastian finds out that school sucks. Melanie finds out getting fit sucks. A steampunk post-apocalypse adventure for teens & juveniles. Sebastian has lost his parents. Strange part-machine people have come to his quiet town to kill him. His only chance of help comes from an obscure note left by his mother.
Five Science Fiction Short Stories - Volume II by Lawrence Frederick Five Science Fiction Short Stories - Volume II by Lawrence Frederick March 07, 2014 $2.99 17319 words Sample 20%
How to save a civilization on the brink of obliteration? Catch a glimpse into a world in which the government tracks our every move. Is humankind simply a huge biology experiment? See how an autocrat could use video games to control the world. Since 1910 radio waves have radiated from Planet Earth. Since them countless television and other broadcasts have joined them. Who is listening?
Sky Pirate: Safe Harbor by Finnegan H. H. O'Riordan Sky Pirate: Safe Harbor by Finnegan H. H. O'Riordan March 06, 2014 $0.99 22977 words Sample 10%
Finnegan O'Riordan isn't your usual pirate airship captain. In a world of burly, salty sea dogs, he's a small, nicely dressed gentleman. And it's no secret amongst the other pirates that he wasn't always a man.
The Nephele Ship: The Trilogy Collection (A Steampunk Adventure) by Luke Shephard The Nephele Ship: The Trilogy Collection (A Steampunk Adventure) by Luke Shephard March 06, 2014 $3.99 34655 words Sample 15%
After a catastrophe that covered half the world in inhospitable ice, a team of treasure hunters finds a lead about a mysterious workshop said to contain miraculous and wondrous inventions that could be worth fortunes. Captain Austin Strallahan and his crew must think quickly and act even quicker to assure their arrival at the workshop before the Eyes...will they make it and save the world??
The Nephele Ship: Volume Three - The New Capital (A Steampunk Adventure) by Luke Shephard The Nephele Ship: Volume Three - The New Capital (A Steampunk Adventure) by Luke Shephard March 06, 2014 $2.99 11707 words Sample 15%
Captain Austin Strallahan of the airship Nephele is not a hero, under normal circumstances. Faced with a disaster that could wipe life off the planet, though, he has no choice but to take his crew and meet it head-on! In the frozen workshop they met the fire-beasts, who have caused the whole problem. With a little help from an enemy and the appearance of an unexpected ally, they might just succeed
The Nephele Ship: Volume Two - The Fire-Beasts (A Steampunk Adventure) by Luke Shephard The Nephele Ship: Volume Two - The Fire-Beasts (A Steampunk Adventure) by Luke Shephard March 06, 2014 $2.99 12607 words Sample 15%
After a catastrophe that covered half the world in inhospitable ice, a team of treasure hunters finds a lead about a mysterious workshop said to contain miraculous and wondrous inventions that could be worth fortunes. Will they be able to escape with the greatest treasure-- their lives? Will the Nephele and it's crew survive?
Xana-La by Stephen Palmer Xana-La by Stephen Palmer March 06, 2014 Free! 7228 words Read a sample
"The fate of all those who enter Moongolia is to die." Follow the surreal and highly improbable journey of Victorian explorers Pharaday Lemmington and Franclin Spar-Turney as they investigate the truth of the secret Himalayan city of Xana-La. A surreal and mysterious short story - and the originator of the full-length novel Hairy London.
The Christmas Mutiny, Part 2 by John Burt The Christmas Mutiny, Part 2 by John Burt March 05, 2014 $1.99 26921 words Sample 20%
This much we know: In December of 1914, soldiers along the battlefront laid down their arms and observed a Christmastime truce. They buried their dead, sang and drank together, roasted pigs and rabbits they had caught, and had bicycle races, and, famously, played football. This, we do not know: What if they had decided not to go back to fighting? This books offers one possible answer.