Robert Appleton

Biography

Robert Appleton is an award-winning English author of science fiction, steampunk and historical fiction. In his free time he hikes, plays soccer, and kayaks whenever he can. He also likes to read as many Victorian adventure books as he can get his hands on.

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Series

The Little Shop of Wonders
No matter how hard you try, no matter how far you look, you will never find this shop. It will find you. Dreams, desires, the most outlandish wishes: all are for sale at Esther May Morrow's timeless antiques and sundries store, for the bargain price of...well, that would be telling. You'll have to see for yourself. So come on in. Don't be shy. Make her an offer. She never refuses anyone. There's just one thing I should mention: each purchase comes with an absolute guarantee--no one who leaves her shop will be ever the same again.

Cretaceous

Price: $0.99 USD.

Gin Rummy

Price: Free!

Lot 62

Price: $0.99 USD.

Miss Olivia

Price: $0.99 USD.

Phenomenal

Price: $1.99 USD.
The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy
What if you fell from a great height...toward a ground you couldn't see...and hours later you were still falling? Almost the loneliest journey in the cosmos. For survival, for love--on a mysterious planet light years from home. With the man of her dreams unconscious in her arms, astronaut Kate Borrowdale must escape the treacherous peaks of Kratos and traverse a strange, hidden world beneath the clouds.

The Eleven Hour Fall

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The Elemental Crossing

Price: $1.99 USD.

Kate of Kratos

Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

Star Binder
Price: Free! Words: 118,810. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jim and Sergei are young grifters scraping a living on the streets of Mars. But after saving the life of a famous explorer, they receive the invitation of a lifetime—the chance to join a top secret project and one day see the galaxy. They'll get more than they bargained for, however, when the key to an ancient mystery propels them on a far-flung journey into the legend of the Star Binder.
Sharp Edge of Moonlight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,780. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A murder investigation at an interstellar beauty pageant draws two detectives into a deadly mystery. Detectives Rappeneau and Thorpe-Campbell are from different worlds and have little in common. A lethal trail of conspiracy, monstrous assassins and hot bikini wax is more than they bargained for in this incendiary action mystery. Get ready for some serious heat on the dark side of the moon.
A Tale of Two Sisters
Series: The Steam Clock Legacy. Price: Free! Words: 95,150. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Alternative history
In a world where fleets of airships roam the skies and great towers of scientific learning pierce the clouds, no one's heard of the misfit McEwan sisters. One collects admirers, dispenses bad advice. The other's a bit of a tomboy. They might not have much experience with love or espionage, but they're about to shake the empire to its roots, and one way or another, everything is about to change.
The Little Shop of Wonders: Complete Anthology
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,210. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
No matter how hard you try, no matter how far you look, you will never find this shop. It will find you. Dreams, desires, the most outlandish wishes: all are for sale at Esther May Morrow’s timeless antiques and sundries store, for the bargain price of...well, that would be telling. Includes nine irresistible tales of mystery, intrigue, and the paranormal.
Spellbound
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A young boy finds more than he bargains for when he follows his dad into the parking lot of an all-night Services: a world frozen in time.
Miss Olivia
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A celebrated gigolo of the future has an unusual problem--he's in love with a screen icon of the past. What he needs is a way back to Hollywood's Golden Age, and not just on his Virtual Reality headset. But there's no such thing as time travel...is there?
Lot 62
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Julie Blalock has a secret--she was once an MI6 Agent. A personal tragedy forced her to quit, but a chance offer to return for a one-time op is too tempting to ignore. Her mission: to pose as a rich socialite during the most anticipated high-class auction of the year--Esther May Morrow's sale of antique treasures, featuring Lot 62, a prize that has even the Ministry of Defence worried.
Gin Rummy
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When a cardsharp with a murderous secret wanders into the wrong tavern on the edge of the woods, all bets are off. His female opponent, Esther May Morrow, has a supernatural secret of her own.
Cretaceous
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An old man purchases an elixir to save his dying dog. But their next walk together takes them a little farther than usual ... into the time of the dinosaurs!
Phenomenal
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if the last thing you imagined before you fell asleep sleep was waiting for you when you woke up? Just one condition: it has to be small enough to fit inside a glass fruit bowl. For down-on-his-luck salesman Nick Bergman, a heartfelt gift bought with his final ten pounds opens an astonishing magical route to fortune. The world beckons. But how far can he go? How far would you go?
The Temporal Man
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: Free! Words: 26,370. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
You'll never see him coming; you won't want him to leave. For disillusioned young waitress Rebecca Green, the solution is Hold on tight when a mysterious time-traveller arrives to literally turn her world upside down. Pulse-pounding duels, sea battles and a journey outside time itself punctuate this heart-stirring tale of romance on the edge. Hold on tight to The Temporal Man.
The Conscripted Man
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Alternative history
After trying on an authentic WW2 paratrooper's uniform, young Christian Smith finds himself in Holland, 1944, hours before the start of Operation Market Garden. But that's not all. Christian has a book in his rucksack--a book his granddad lent him: The Memoirs of Field Marshal Montgomery. And once ol' Monty gets his hands on that, you can be sure he's going to rewrite history, any way he can...
Tooth & Claw
Series: The Steam Clock Legacy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The age of steam meets the time of the dinosaurs in this rip-roaring short story set in the aftermath of events depicted in the award-nominated Prehistoric Clock. With everything she owns packed onto her steam-powered penny farthing, nineteen-year-old Beth Rawtenstall must do battle with a giant predator from another age if she wants to save the life of the boy she loves.
Alien Safari
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Five murders on an untamed world. Two fugitives on the run. The hunt is on. Celebrated Omicron detective Ferrix Vaughn is called in to investigate a deadly breach on Hesperidia, a protected planet full of indigenous wildlife. He recruits Jan Corbija, the proprietor of an old safari tour, to help him. But nothing is what it seems in the alien wild, and no one is safe from a galaxy heading for war.
Kate of Kratos
Series: The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,150. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The final action-packed installment in Robert Appleton's sci-fi survival trilogy. If surviving as a couple on Kratos wasn't tricky enough, Kate Borrowdale and Jason Remington find themselves lumbered with a trio of clueless civilians, also survivors of the crash. The odds mount against them in the alien forest, where they're tracked day and night...by the true inhabitants of Kratos.
The Elemental Crossing
Series: The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
One woman. One man. A daring voyage across an alien ocean. After their hard-won escape from the perils of the desert, Kate and Jason are faced with their most difficult challenge yet on Kratos - crossing a vast ocean on just an improvised raft. Despite help from an unexpected ally, what lurks beneath the surface of this alien sea? Book Two of The Eleven Hour Fall trilogy.
The Eleven Hour Fall
Series: The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
What if you fell from a great height...toward a ground you couldn't see...and hours later you were still falling? For survival. For love...on a distant alien planet. With the man of her dreams unconscious in her arms, terrain scout Kate Borrowdale must escape the treacherous peaks of Kratos and traverse a strange, hidden world beneath the clouds. Book One in The Eleven Hour Fall trilogy.
The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Available for the first time--the complete adventures of deep space survivalist Kate Borrowdale in one novel-length volume. For survival, for love...on a distant alien planet. With the man of her dreams unconscious in her arms, terrain scout Kate Borrowdale must escape the treacherous peaks of Kratos and traverse a strange, hidden world beneath the clouds.
Yuletide Miracle
Series: The Steam Clock Legacy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,600. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
On Christmas Eve, an old fugitive soldier with a clockwork leg saves the life of a troubled young schoolboy. They strike up an unexpected friendship. But when danger descends on the Steam Emporium, they must enlist the help of unlikely protectors--a ragtag group of wounded veterans--and find their own extraordinary courage. A night of miracles is about to begin. A Steam Clock Legacy novella.
Borderline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,780. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
After a heist gone wrong, the outlaw known as Finnegan flees across an alien desert on his hoverbike, vowing revenge against his treacherous employer. But on the way he finds a beautiful, injured woman who claims to *be* his employer. She says she was on her way to warn him. Is she telling the truth? With the whole galaxy after the priceless biotech prize he's stolen, can he afford to trust her?
Sunset On Ramree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,070. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The EPIC Award-winning novella based on the deadliest crocodile attack ever recorded. On February 19th, 1945, a platoon of 1,000 Japanese soldiers retreated into the swamps of Ramree Island. Most were never seen again. This is the story of one young private, Shigeatsu Nakadai, and his best friend, Kodi, as they face the horrors of that night.

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