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PENUMBRA PUBLISHING is a small independent royalty-paying publisher of genre fiction in print and ebook from innovative new authors.

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Torreón's Fire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » General
The US Embassy in Nicaragua is bombed. Agents Gina Lopez and Jake Turner go to the jungle to gather intel on separatist group leader Father Torreón, whose brother is an international arms dealer. Gina tries to stop a US attack by a secret group with a black market nuke. After attempts on her life, she wonders who to trust. Is her ex-CIA boss is out to get her, or is it somebody closer?
The McKenzie Files, Book 3: Obliteration
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,700. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Silencers Colin, Kelly, and Diane still faithfully serve the United Protectorate on Maseklos Prime, but the war with the Brelac is not going well. With an advanced warp-drive ship, they're sent to find other human colonies willing to help, but instead discover the most powerful adversary yet. Humanity faces total obliteration, and even with their unique gifts, they may be powerless to stop it.
The Valkyries Book 1: Choosers of the Slain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,770. Language: American English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Brynhild, a young girl of the tribe of the Angles, fated to die in the Spring Thaw ritual, skirts death, only to be marked as warriormaiden to ride with Odin. Suffering the trials and tribulations of that harsh life, can she, a female, claim glory and freedom only at the expense of denying her womanhood, or will she embrace what she's always denied - the Vanir of Earth and the Wheel of Life?
The Hard Way
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,020. Language: American English. Published: September 3, 2014 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,460. Language: American English. Published: September 19, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
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.
Death Spiral Book 3: Debt of Honor
Series: Death Spiral, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,730. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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.
Battle for Blood - The Blood Feud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,930. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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?
Death Spiral Book 2: Jai Dee
Series: Death Spiral, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,740. Language: American English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,640. Language: American English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » General
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
Series: Death Spiral, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: 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.
Flight to Nowhere
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
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.
Blood and Sunlight, Book 2: Angel Moon
Series: Blood and Sunlight, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,640. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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.
Holding Back the Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,250. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
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.
The McKenzie Files, Book 2: Assassination Anxiety
Series: The McKenzie Files, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: 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.
The McKenzie Files
Series: The McKenzie Files, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,320. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,100. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: 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?
Dark Crescendo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: 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.
Fatal Innocence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,710. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » 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.
Escape Clause
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,500. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » 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.
The Making of Bernie Trumble: A Fable of Man and Mutt in a World Run by Women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,940. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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.
Blood and Sunlight: A Maryland Vampire Story
Series: Blood and Sunlight, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,890. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: 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.
Last Flight Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,730. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Born to fly, a Nebraska girl soars to the pinnacle of the global airline industry. Fearlessly meeting challenges in the air and of the heart, she learns life's lessons from family, lovers, enemies, and friends and mentors. Like the proverbial phoenix, she rises from the ashes of tragedy. Through it all, her love of flight sustains her. Crisply told saga with breathtaking flight sequences.
The Realms of Beliar: The Sword Myndarit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 159,570. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a world where magic rules, the benevolent Empire of old is challenged by the upstart Alliance run by bloodthirsty tyrants. Life, pleasant and prosperous under Empire rule, faces a bitter end as the Alliance closes in. But the gods are not above interfering, and four young, inexperienced people may hold the key to the continued future of the Empire – with a little help from a talking sword.
The Cat's Fancy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Humans think they rule the animal kingdom, but cats know better. Every now and then, humans need a little help, and Max the Cat meets the challenge when his human Kari Ingles gets in deep doo-doo after losing her job. His solution? Kari needs a mate – and fast. When Cole Jordensen moves into the apartment down the hall, Max fancies him as the purrr-fect choice and assumes the role of matchmaker!
Angel's Oracle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,780. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
Horrific events over Easter weekend in 1959 Angel, Mississippi, prove to an albino white man that he fits in better with the ‘coloreds’ than he does with his own ‘white folk.’ With gritty realism and wondrous mysticism, the story focuses on free will, race relations, capitalism, brotherly love, and the power of myth, religion, and history on love/hate and man's failure/redemption.
Stepping Out of My Grave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Thirty-six-year-old Jake Mild is run over by an idiot in a tricked-out truck and wakes up standing in an open grave. Figuring he died, he hurries back to his apartment to keep his ex-wife from cleaning him out, but instead sees Sierra, a young girl, walking along the road. Jake discovers he can do cool tricks to help her out of trouble, but things quickly turn deadly. Can he save her?
Heart of Steele
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110,650. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A successful Chicago corporate lawyer returns to his small hometown with one objective - to crash his half-brother's wedding. But when he meets the bride-to-be and realizes she's being railroaded by his mother into marrying his slob of a brother, he has a different goal in mind. The wedding will go on as planned, but he'll replace his brother as the groom!
Lucifer's Last Lover
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,460. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Public relations expert Randi Kavandar’s new client requests a corporate image makeover, but things take an unusual turn. After a heavenly night with the charismatic and mysterious mogul, Randi finds her notions of good and evil shaken to the core. How can she fall for this powerful man who says he’s really good despite claiming to be the Epitome of Evil? How can she not?
The Protectorate: Patriarch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,120. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
A vampire sworn to protect the secret existence of his people risks everything to save a human child — and love a mortal woman.
Crystal Clear: Storm Ryder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 106,800. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Widow Gayle Randall and her son are caught in a deadly tug-of-war of intergalactic proportion over top-secret alien biotechnology missing from the military – and the original owners want it back! When Gayle finds out what the device is capable of, will she give it up? Will she have a choice once the programmed killer is dispatched to retrieve it?
Talk of the Town
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,130. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A mystery writer trying to gain the respect her craft deserves runs afoul of a caustic talk-show host who hates mystery writers with a passion that engulfs them both. Yesterday they were strangers ... today they're the talk of the town!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,730. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Jilted by a con man and stranded in a rain storm, penniless Maddie Price is rescued by famous playright Robert Kendall. Robert's life is complicated by a drunken Chinese housekeeper and an actor best friend cross-dressing to get the lead in his new play. When he meets Maddie, he knows they are meant for each other, but can he overcome her mistrust to convince her they belong together? - Mistress Blackheart: Policeman's Prerogative
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,950. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
A snarky internet dominatrix is arrested and charged with online prostitution, but her booking officer has something else in mind for recently out-of-work Mistress Blackheart. A little afternoon delight complicates things, and the ex-dominatrix who can’t commit finds herself at odds with the irritating cop used to being in charge. Add a pair of handcuffs and no telling who'll end up on top!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
To save her dwindling clan from extinction, a three-inch-tall fairy challenges the ‘no boys’ rule and must return with a half-human childhood playmate who's now a man all grown up, with a devious fiancée who may be a real wicked witch plotting to do him and her whole clan terrible harm. Will he return with her to Fairyland - and agree to stay as her mate?

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