Splashdown Books

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Splashdown Books is a small independent publisher
operating out of New Zealand, for the world.

Experience that sudden shock of coolness, that altered state of being that comes from reading a good book. Walk through fantasy worlds and science fiction futures, and come out seeing things differently.

Watch this space for new voices in Christian and inspirational science fiction and fantasy.

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One Man's Work: Mariah's Prologue #6
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ellis Flanegan's workplace at the grain mill in urban Belfast is loud and oftentimes inhuman. It's all he can do to keep hold of hope as fates are decided before his eyes and treasured trinkets traded for food. His greatest accomplishment, in his view: his daughter Mariah.
Mariah's Dream - The Vortex of Éire, Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,400. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The green has gone from Mariah's Ireland. Every garden and field that was once lush with crops is now lifeless muck. And yet Mariah holds one seed...the seed of hope. Together with Liam, her staunchest supporter, Naomi the biologist, Deborah, whose son sold out to the Senate, and Peter the farm boy, she sets out to make Ireland green again. That is Mariah's hope. It is Mariah's dream.
Strawberry Dreaming: Mariah's Prologue #4
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Mariah is exhausted at work and keeps nodding off, to dream of her uncle's once-lush garden. Her colleague Liam listens to her nostalgia and surprises both of them with his actions when the workday is done. Perhaps there's still magic in Belfast after all.
Rue the Night: Mariah's Prologue #3
Price: Free! Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Shane and Fiona are cyborgs on Senate guard duty, which for them means terrifying the inhabitants of suburban Belfast into submission. He wishes the job hadn't been forced on him. For her, it couldn't come soon enough. Follow them on an ordinary night patrol, where something extraordinary might happen...
Mothers of Belfast (Mariah's Prologues #2 - THE VORTEX OF EIRE)
You set the price! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Three mothers. Three children. And a man willing to suggest desperate measures to keep them all fed in perilous times of famine. Mariah's Prologues serve as an introduction to the world and characters of Mariah's Dream, a 2015 novel.
The Song of the Wren-Falcon: The First Prophecy (The Adelfian Prophecies Vol. 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,780. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Orienne Seritan is a loyal Adelfian who wants nothing more than peace for her country and a life free from the darkness and violence of war. But when the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy entangles her life and the fates of those she loves with the destiny of an embittered traitor, she finds herself being dragged even deeper into the darkness.
Ring of Time: Tales of a Time-Traveling Historian in the Roman Empire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the 27th century, humanity’s greatest achievement is the massive Temporal Displacement Ring: a portal to the past. Professor Robert Cragg, reeling from his losses, volunteers to be the first time-traveling historian, fleeing into the shadow of the Roman Empire. Instead of dry, dusty bygones, he encounters real people. The past, he finds, is not dead and gone, but very much alive...
Mindstorm: Parley at Ologo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Thomas McCrady, a telepathic negotiator from Haidar Station in Earth orbit, is faced with his biggest challenge when he is sent to broker peace with only a rookie to help. Worse, he blames her for the death of his last partner. Calla Geisman's telepathy isn't the same as a standard Haidarian's. Some people think she's a waste of space, or want her dead. But she's assigned to go with Thomas anyway.
Alpha Revelation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,400. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
A Martian child with a mysterious past. A spaceship, sealed and forgotten, now awakened. An evil from another time and place, seeking revenge. The forefathers built a new home on the Red Planet and named it Utopia but, for Shor, life in the underground Martian colony is anything but utopian. With few friends and no prospects, he has never really fitted in. And something evil is approaching.
Isles of Myst
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,060. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Aidan Fraser betrayed his heritage by joining the hated technodru. Now he heads the Institutes for Quantum Research where he created an inexhaustible power source. Caitlyn Drummond—Aidan’s intended before he abandoned the Isles of Myst—warns of a vision prophesying the end of all flesh. Anthropian Warlords have stolen the technology, and Aidan must recover the designs to prevent disaster.
Aquasynthesis Again: Splashdown Vol. 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Our past, our future, our fate, our hope—all come to life within a frozen pool at the edge of a vast ocean swirling across the orb of a lost world. Join the authors of Splashdown Books on a journey across space, time, and reality. From Earth to other planets near and far, fantasy lands and Avenir Eclectia. Sixteen stories, one destination: Aquasynthesis.
Dark Hour (The Coming Evil)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,920. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The end is here. Swayed by the demonic Strange Man, the townspeople have sacrificed their freedom for prosperity. Monsters lurk in every shadow and the few who oppose the new regime have been chased out of town, forced to wage their war in hiding. For ex-reverend Jeff Weldon and those under his care, it is a losing battle, but the tale begins to turn with the return of his brother Dras.
Star of Justice
Price: $6.98 USD. Words: 159,430. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(4.50)
An assassination attempt drags Caissa Ocren into a secret war between elemental spirits and dragon worshippers. More accustomed to solving puzzles than wielding swords, she undergoes a crash course in survival from a mercenary minstrel, a shape-shifting druid, and a legendary spirit warrior. With time against her, Caissa faces the hardest lesson of all—how to serve when the cost is her life.
A Stretch of Time
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.50)
In this Kiwi-flavoured short story, a Maori grandmother passes on a mystical gift of time to her grandchild. 1500 words.
I Am Ocilla
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,270. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50)
I know only my name. Beyond that is confusion, a void where fantasy and reality swirl together. Fairies, Giants, Elves, Dwarves, ancient Keepers, and...Dragons? A dark soul threatens the Five Kingdoms, but I am powerless to stand against it, overwhelmed by phantom memories, broken and lost. Somehow, I must live. I must find my purpose. There are friends to love and battles to fight.
Caffeine
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 115,460. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
In an authoritarian and overstimulated 22nd-century America, all Brandon can do to relieve his pain is indulge in the computer-simulated fantasies of a network called Dynamic Reality...until a virus takes control of the simulation. Unable to return to the real world, Brandon finds that the virus shares his questions about existence, and that she will stop at nothing for her answers.
The Seer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,970. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The forest surrounding her melted away, and she stood alone, in the center of an immense void, watching helplessly as the darkness boiled and churned, and images began to take shape...
International Recipes
Price: Free! Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Entertaining
We are authors of Christian fiction, representing a variety of rich cultural traditions from Tasmania to Brazil to Mozambique. As we celebrate two years of blogging together to promote International Christian Fiction, we offer you, this collection of favorite foods. Travel with us around the world as we sample delicacies that uniquely represent our home countries or the settings of our books.
Aquasynthesis
Price: Free! Words: 61,170. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50)
aqua (n) - water, used in compound names, or substances in water. synthesis (n) - The combining of elements into a unified entity. aquasynthesis (n) - a combining of worlds within a pool of water; an anthology of short stories from Splashdown authors: Fred Warren, Caprice Hokstad, P.A. Baines, Adam Graham, R.L. Copple, Travis Perry, Mike Lynch, Keven Newsome, Kat Heckenbach and Ryan Grabow
Odd Little Miracles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,630. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Follow Fred Warren through the twists and turns of twenty-two bizarre tales, where odd is commonplace, little things make all the difference, and miracles are everywhere, if you know where to look... Do the impossible. Change the future. Save the world. All you need is one odd little miracle.
Legendary Space Pilgrims
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,850. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
If Pilgrim's Progress happened in space, this is what it might look like... On a planet that has never seen the sun, a harvester hears a Voice from beyond. It's time to leave the oatfield. Mario and Caitlin escape the mind control of Planet Monday, following the Voice to unknown worlds where wonders and challenges await. Have you got what it takes...to be a legend?
Alpha Redemption
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,330. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
(4.25)
From despair he fled, through tragedy he lived on, and journeyed to innocence. His trajectory: the stars. His companion: a computer poised at the brink of sentience. An unlikely friendship on a prototype spaceship at lightspeed towards Alpha Centauri, and redemption.
The Muse
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Stan Marino needs a muse. He's written himself into a corner...again. A shot of inspiration is all he needs to finish his story. Where is he going to find it? What Stan doesn't know: Inspiration has found him and it's about to take over his life. Ripped from reality, he must lead a band of lost souls in a life-or-death battle with a merciless enemy. Stan has found his muse, but will he survive it?


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Smashwords book reviews by Splashdown Books

  • SciendaQ Spring 2012 on Jan. 16, 2012

    Surprising, educational, jammed with insights that sneak up on you and give old words new flavour. Not to be missed!