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America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 20: Time Machine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and Major (or General?) Manny Lopez guard the time machine from a defunct alien species. The CIA enlists Lopez's help to change the future by visiting the past. Meanwhile Czerinski sends drones to the past to broadcast 'live' historical events. As usual, something goes wrong and Jesus is transported to the future, preventing the Crucifixion. The rest is ... history.
The Hard Way
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,020. Language: American English. Published: September 3, 2014 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
With a drunken abusive father and a hapless lazy mother, Jonah grew up dirt-poor in the Wyoming wilderness as part of the white-trash Childress clan. He learned life’s lessons the hard way, vowing to save his little sister Gail from their hell on earth. Along came Kevin O’Malley, a Congressional Medal of Honor soldier, impressed with Jonah and wanting to rescue both children. But at what price?
Mission to Indochina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,460. Language: American English. Published: September 19, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Captain Charlie Stanek's leaving the military, but General Donovan of the OSS sends him to Saigon to investigate the death of an officer holding thousands of dollars worth of uncut diamonds. A Japanese police officer and a beautiful Vietnamese nationalist help Charlie learn the assignment isn't that simple. A detour and torture in a Hanoi prison makes him doubt he'll ever get back home alive.
Common Descent - Darwin's Children Book 3
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Series: Darwin's Children, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,220. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jaycie’s telekinesis isn't working, and her telepathy is out of control. The Dey-Vah announce they will soon reveal the supernatural world to the human race. Then, a mysterious new enemy emerges, and people start dropping dead all over northern Alabama. The master vampire slayer and a psychotic assassin come to the Core's aid, but the Alliance and betrayals from the past threaten to undo them all.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 19: ATM
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Galactic Foreign Legion recruitment ATM gets a makeover when the CIA uses its AI in an android body developed for troop build-up. Major Lopez walks a fine line between treason and time paradox, and Colonel Joey R. Czerinski doesn't have a clue. Private Atm tries to 'blend with the crowd,' but the Arthropodan commander tries to steal the android technology. As usual, the silliness continues!
The Vase
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,390. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Seeing apparitions in the street, a Nazareth restaurant owner hires a Hollywood ghost hunter. A nearby potter and a college art professor each lost a son to terrorists. The potter’s unaware the terrorists secretly meet in the shop and are recruiting his other son in a high-level plot. The professor borrows an ancient vase, plants a bomb, and returns it to the potter. Can spirits stop the violence?
Death Spiral Book 3: Debt of Honor
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Series: Death Spiral, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Ex-Navy SEAL Robert O'Leary is happily living in Thailand with his wife Mina and kids and extended family until friend and ex-CIA operative Bruce draws him into a plan to declare war on Muslim extremists. After the last bloodbath, Robert promised Mina the killing beast would not come out again. But then Bruce gets in serious trouble, and Robert must pay a debt of honor and damn the consequences.
Bud the Crud and the Vampire-Werewolf Wars
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,730. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(5.00)
Vampires and werewolves and ... puberty? It’s all here. My name is Buddy, and this story is all about me and my sister. There’s vampires and werewolves and bullies and even love, if you’re into that kind of thing. No one curses in this book – not even the werewolves. Looking back, some of it was pretty scary, but it all ends happily. No one dies, and everything goes back to normal – sort of.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 18: First Contact
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,150. Language: American English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A probe sent from across the galaxy lands on New Colorado, looking for a sentient race. After becoming involved with a gang and blowing up a Burger King to win favor with powerful McDonald's Corporation, the rover, is entered in an all-terrain race. On the run, the rover runs smack-dab into Colonel Joey R. Czerinski, who wants its compact laser technology, and the silliness continues!
Zombie Missouri
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,520. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
The zombies are everywhere, and wouldn't you know ... teenage loser Lenny Dreckle has eyes only for the lovely flesh-eating Andrea. But somebody's gotta fix the apocalypse, and it looks like Lenny's elected. (Also includes Jamie Wasserman's first installment of the Vampire Guppy Hunter series!)
Alterations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
SHORT STORY COLLECTION. These pieces feel so immediate and alive – the voices, every detail – like memoir. Intimate, funny, and full of surprises, they’re big – about love, death, sex, loss, longing. I especially enjoyed “Love, Mona.” The intimate, beautiful portrayal of grief and hope ends with a wordless gesture so tender and expressive, I will never forget it. –Mary Azrael, Editor, Passager
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 16: Galactic Disney
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,810. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Construction of the new Galactic Disney theme park nears completion in New Colorado’s New Gobi Desert. Suspicion escalates between humans and spiders. On opening day, the Legion employs more than fairy dust and magical mice to provide security, mounting missiles and machine guns as backup in the ‘Escape from Spider Mountain’ ride - and humans and spiders collide as the laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 15: Lieutenant Columbus
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,720. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
#15 - In the future, Major Lopez travels back in time to recruit Christopher Columbus into the Legion, but in the current timeline when Columbus shows up, he has no memory of him and assumes he's a crackpot who thinks he's a famous historical figure. Colonel Czerinski bungles the search for gold in the legendary lost mine of old Bob Woodard, pissing off the spiders across the DMZ, laughs continue.
Battle for Blood - The Blood Feud
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,930. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Death is rarely a laughing matter - unless it involves zombie pirates and vampire raiders in space invading a peaceful planet of purple humanoid people. (Talk about purple people eaters!) One man stands in the way of planetary annihilation - but will his efforts be enough to save his people? Read and find out!
Status Quo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alex and an astronomer are to traverse a wormhole but the government stops the project. 7 years later Alex is part of shuttle Status Quo's untrained crew. The astronomer’s daughter is in a mental hospital, the teen pilot plays on a simulator, his mother is 'psychic.' An incompetent doctor, troubled teen, convicted murderer, and cat are aboard too. The director wants them all dead. Are they doomed?
America's Galactic Foreign Legion Book 17, Randal Telk and the 396 Steps to Sexual Bliss
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,070. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Private Randal Telk falls deeper into his delusions as the Legion searches planet New Colorado's New Gobi Desert for his bride Elena, captured by the rebel group Fist & Claw. Telk dreams of super-hot Yolanda and his various applications of the 396 Steps to Sexual Bliss - while things look ever more dire for Elena. But an old Legion foe lends advice to help Telk stay on task.
Death Spiral Book 2: Jai Dee
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Series: Death Spiral, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,740. Language: American English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
An expatriate sniper assassin retired from the business, ends up in Bangkok, where he tries to redeem himself by protecting 'working girls.' Known as Jai Dee - Good Heart - he finds happiness with a former working girl until a killer invades the city. Now he must seek help from other expatriates to help him rid Bangkok of this terrible menace - but what will that task truly cost him?
Cold War: Murder in the Heartland
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,640. Language: American English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
At the height of the Cold War and one of the coldest Iowa winters on record, Police Chief and Korean War vet Jimmy Novotny deals with personal demons while investigating a farmer's apparent suicide. But when more bodies and rumors of Soviet spies turn up, it's clear there's a murderer loose in the rural community. A redheaded reporter shows up to complicate things, and Jimmy has his hands full.
Death Spiral
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Series: Death Spiral, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An ex-Navy SEAL in Thailand, haunted by the ghosts of his past, lives on a diet of booze and prostitutes - and milkshakes. To redeem himself, he needs to help the scarred young woman at Dairy Queen, and maybe the ghosts will leave him in peace. But there's no peace for a trained killer whose inner beast demands vengeance against those who victimize others. He's in a death spiral to get it done.
A Moon Called Sun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,370. Language: American English. Published: July 23, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
Mysterious disappearances plague Earth’s history, blamed on the Bermuda Triangle, spontaneous combustion, and alien abductions - closer to the truth than anyone imagines. A young woman from 1942 war-torn France, an American accountant from 1967, and a scholar from far in Earth's future, all meet on a moon called Sun to serve an alien race. One man's destiny is to put a stop to it all - if he can!
Flight to Nowhere
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When a Miami storm-chaser flies with a sexy news anchorwoman into a hurricane for a TV news feature, attraction brews. She's on the lookout for a news scoop to propel her to investigative reporting stardom, and he's looking for an excuse to see her again. When they discover an old plane wreck washed up in the Bahamas, that gets the attention of someone willing to do anything to keep it a secret.
Angel Moon
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Series: Blood and Sunlight, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,660. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00)
Kirsten Tyler's father and brother were brutally murdered – drained of blood – when she was just a little girl. The angels came to comfort her and watch over her, but then suddenly left. She's spent the last ten years trying to find them. Answers she sought about the past threaten to wreck her future when people close to her start turning up murdered – again.
Lily Steps Out
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Empty nest and retired husband - after 30 years of cooking and cleaning, Lily Gold wants more out of life, something of her own - a job. Just when she's about to open her own antique center, husband Leon decides he's had enough of her 'hobby' and closes their joint account. HIS needs - what about HERS? How far will she go to assert her independence? She's about to find out...
Jimmy Stu Lives!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,210. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Jimmy Stu Lives! - a science-fiction novel about an aging leader if a mega church in present day Nashville who loses his faith and convinces his followers God wants him preserved cryogenically when he dies, for a mission in the future. When he's reanimated 140 years later, he finds the government ruled by religious factions, and leaders of his own church aren't happy to see him come back to life!
Holding Back the Day
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Claire's best friend and inspiration is her courageous and forthright grandmother Millie. Claire wants to be like her, but that's not such an easy task. When a charismatic boy named Jack comes to town, Claire realizes there's more to her grandmother than she'd ever guessed. Millie's harboring a big secret, and Claire suspects that secret is perennially mysterious Jack.
The Tide Changers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,250. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Ford's feared the ocean since his dad disappeared 3 years ago diving near Cape Lore, NJ. Ford's older brother Jag is a swim champ, and his younger sister Mercedes has a mystical connection with the water. So why does he sink like a rock when he tries to swim? When Jag swims to the disappearing island and nearly drowns, Ford and Mercy must help him. That's when Ford discovers an amazing secret.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 14: Embassy Wars
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Czerinski is assigned to Arthropoda to protect the USGF Embassy while spying for General Lopez and the CIA. Riots break out, and an old foe wrecks his office. When war with the scorpion embassy ensues over turkey dinner, trouble follows Czerinski and crew back to a tropical isle on New Colorado to guard a volcano, where they go off the reservation in a zany new adventure.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 13: Salesman From Mars
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,660. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Born salesman Donald Crisp stars in this edition of the screwy military space saga. Crisp accepts a loan from the USGF recruitment ATM and is enlisted in the Foreign Legion. Oranges for scorpions, semi-sentient penguins, biting Blue Lizards, and ghosts from the past make life interesting as Crisp chills at the South Pole then makes a splash in Caldera Lake while watching out for the Grim Reaper!
Unnatural Law - Darwin's Children, Book 2
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Series: Darwin's Children, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,670. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jaycie's psychokinetic surge is over, but things are far from normal for her and her family. She's still having trouble controlling her telekinetic power, and her telepathy is still on the fritz. As long as she's a danger to others and herself, she has to stay away from her love, Matt. But her surrogate mom Allison has problems of her own. All Allison can remember of her dreams is a red rose...
Assassination Anxiety
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Series: The McKenzie Files, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Protectorate is still at war with the reptilian Brelac. The three captured Brelac humanoid clones, reprogrammed to serve the Protectorate as the Silencers, are sent to investigate an assassination attempt on the President that employed horrendous weapons and cost many lives. If it's the separatist organization Vendetta working with the Brelac, the human race's only hope is the Silencers.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 12: The Ark
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
General Lopez sends Czerinki's platoon to steal technology from a huge alien spaceship buried deep below the desert oasis of croc-infested Caldera Lake. The spiders believe the ship is an ancient mythological ark, and the race is on to reach it first. Where the Legion goes, progress follows. Soon a Walmart, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and two casinos pop up as tourists pour in and the laughs abound.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 11: Cemetery City
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Colonel Lopez returns to New Colorado, intent on mining rare metals used in USGF communications and weapons technology. Problem is, the ore vein is located across the border in Arthropodan territory. Lopez's plan to get around that involves Major Czerinski's chain of cemeteries. The spiders take offense at the Legion's claim-jumping, and Lopez gets caught in the middle as the laughs continue.
The McKenzie Files
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Series: The McKenzie Files, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,320. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Military SciFi, Book 1 ... Humanity's at war with a reptilian race called the Brelac, but a secret weapon - human Reploid clones programmed to serve the Brelac - have infiltrated the Protectorate. In a bid to turn the Brelac secret weapons against their alien masters, the Protectorate reprograms three captured Reploids who may be the only thing standing between humanity and total destruction.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 10: Peacekeepers
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,950. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Czerinski and his ragtag band of legionnaires are now sporting blue as peacekeepers between the spiders and scorpions, but that's like wearing a target painted on their backs. It's SNAFU - situation normal, all f****d up. But everything will be OK as long as Taco Bell and Pizza Hut keep their doors open. The laughs continue in this 10th installment of the seriously silly space opera.
Colors
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,100. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After trying to help a hit-and-run victim, a young woman starts seeing odd colors around people. As she probes deeper into the murder to help bring justice to the old woman and find out more about her strange new gift, a DEA cop comes to her rescue. She soon realizes someone very powerful wants to keep her quiet - permanently. Will the colors help keep her safe or endanger everyone she's near?
Vampire in the Outfield
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,980. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
A young man who just wants to play baseball in the major leagues ends up going to some questionable extremes to get his wish. A humorous look at baseball, vampires, and the Evil Empire (the New York Yankees) in a future where scouts will sign just about anybody – human or otherwise – if they can hit and play ball. (Complete novella. Last half contains promo bonus material for other books.)
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 9: Scorpions
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The sneaky Scorpion Queen has yummy plans for the Mantidae on planet New Colorado, but Colonel Joey Czerinski and his miscreant legionnaires are out to stop her - with or without the insidious ATM's assistance. A mysterious green rash makes the rounds wherever the Queen goes, and Czerinski falls victim. The laughs continue as Major Lopez is suddenly put in charge - just how screwed up is that?
Dark Crescendo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
At the funeral of her famous pianist husband Steven, Joanna is shocked to see her former lover, Nick. Her father hated Nick, insisting she marry her Julliard instructor, a man she didn't love. Nick's back, professing his love again, but Joanna worries he's after revenge. Joanna's free now, but the secrets of the past crash in with a crescendo, threatening her chance at happiness.
Darwin's Children
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Series: Darwin's Children, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,440. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(3.75)
Life's too complicated for 17-year-old Jaycie Lerner. A telepath with super telekinetic power, she just wants a normal life with a cute boyfriend, but nature has other plans for her as she approaches a telekinetic surge that could destroy everything and everyone around her. Good thing she's got her super-powered family and new best friend - and a special guardian angel to help her through it all.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 8: Allies
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A treaty makes the humans and spiders allies. Before anyone can enjoy peace, the scorpions reappear with a vengeance. Col. Czerinski and his legionnaires help the spiders battle the scorpions. The Legion’s serendipitous screw-up convinces the scorpions to surrender. A new alien species makes an appearance, and a feared nemesis returns, putting everyone on alert as the laughs continue.
Fatal Innocence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,710. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When software king Richard Warden meets a ravishing redhead, tragedy strikes repeatedly. Private Eye Adam Brooks is hired to find this woman Richard fears is a competitor’s spy. Adam suspects she’s got a more personal reason for pursuing the software king and races to find the truth before the CEO of WarCo goes down in flames. Or maybe that’s the best thing that could happen to him.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 7: Enemies
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,460. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Even the paranoid have enemies - as Colonel Joey R. Czerinski well knows, being paranoid and having many enemies, some of whom he actually calls friends. Snipers on rooftops and scorpions from space - all have to be dealt with. And Czerinski deals with everything in his usual way - by cheating and lying and alienating everyone around him - as the laughs continue.
Escape Clause
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Orlando man Hank Lee spots Sally Burns, the love of his life he’d lost seven years ago. After chaotic events, Hank fears she’s in danger. She’s now married to a wealthy software king. When Hank tells him Sally’s missing, he seems unconcerned. Hank is attacked by pros and realizes corporate politics can be murder. If there’s a contract on her life, they both need an escape clause.
Broadland Suspense: The Blue Lady
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,500. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
1974, a tumultous time in the British Isles and worldwide for industry and the economy. Undaunted, seven young Scottish men hire a cruiser on the Norfolk Broads for their summer holiday. Comical circumstances complicate their attempts to find fun and romance, and the interference of a criminal element ensures they get more than they bargained for. Time spent with the Blue Lady, never to forget.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 6: Culture War
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,320. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Arthropoda’s Emperor declares war on human culture and orders US goods at New Colorado's DMZ confiscated. Spider citizens have already adopted American cultural icons including the Nike Swoosh and skateboarding. Even the spider commander is addicted to Starbucks. Hostilities escalate. Czerinski overreacts, alienating allies. But the revolution is stronger than anyone suspects. Laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 5: Insurgency
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and his band of legionnaires try to quell a citizen uprising in planet New Colorado’s New Gobi Desert and foil an insurgency plot to kill the spider Arthropodan Emperor and his lovely wife, Queen Rainbow. Suspicion and mistrust threaten the stability of Legion command, while Czerinski deals with troubles arising from a tryst with a long-gone marine.
The Making of Bernie Trumble: A Fable of Man and Mutt in a World Run by Women
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,940. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Born in a world ruled by women, Bernie is an outcast because he thinks males and females should have equal opportunity for growth and fulfillment. Bernie risks everything in a stubborn attempt to find happiness by closing the gender gap. Maybe a transgender operation is the answer. Or maybe not. The tongue-in-cheek humor helps ease the pain with every guilty chuckle.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 4: Demilitarized Zone
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Decorated Legion war hero Captain Joey Czerinski and his platoon go to planet New Colorado’s New Gobi Desert to guard the demilitarized zone dividing human-occupied territory from areas claimed by the Arthropodan Empire. With a new alien spider commander, a human boy rising to lead a militia, and McDonald's, Walmart, and Chupacabra added to the mix, the funny bone gets smacked hard.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 3: Silent Invasion
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Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,610. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Joey Czerinski of the United States Galactic Foreign Legion faces double-crossing friends and adversaries on both sides as the situation deteriorates for human occupation of planet New Colorado, and the Arthropodan Empire plans to take control. The wolves are literally at the door, and maybe all Czerinski can do is take a dive and throw the fight - literally - to save the day!
Blood and Sunlight: A Maryland Vampire Story
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Series: Blood and Sunlight, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,890. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Melanie would love to believe in fairytales but is stuck in a dead-end waitress job in her hometown, Ellicott City, Maryland, with a vampire dress-up boyfriend. Her world is turned upside-down when she encounters the real thing. She meets a wannabe vampire slayer, his father the sheriff, and finally the vampire himself, learning fairytales can come true, and evil isn't always where you'd expect.
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