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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Books

Spellbound
Series: The Little Shop of Wonders. Price: Free! 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: Free! 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: $0.99 USD. 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: Free! 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.
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: Free! 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.
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: Free! 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?

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