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Rifters #AudioBook Sale! Half Off! #fantasy #steampunk

 

Steampunk fantasy with a bit of weird western and sci-fi! This popular fantasy steampunk series is in audiobook, and the audiobooks are on sale!

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A monstrous secret hides in the backwoods of a remote western town—a portal connecting our world to forty-two other universes. The visitors—most would call them terrifying—often have devastating effects. Their destruction hasn’t been intentional… until lately. The usual band of protectors, The Rifters, defend us with daring and weapons built from coils, gears, and crystals, which is no longer enough. Earth’s survival depends on an outlaw from 1888 and a librarian with a knack for ghosts.

The Rifters Audio Bundle includes: The Rifters, The Initiate, The Reader, and The Tracer.

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October’s Ebook Extravaganza: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Steals and Deals Await! #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #freebooks

October’s ebook offerings are nothing short of spectacular for lovers of fantasy and science fiction. Whether you’re into free ebooks, bundled collections, or unbeatable deals, there’s something here to satisfy your reading cravings. So, grab your e-reader, cozy up with a warm beverage, and embark on a literary journey that will transport you to realms beyond your imagination. Don’t miss out on these incredible steals and deals—start exploring today!

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Wide World of Fantasy and Sci-Fi Free Ebooks

🌌 Explore the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Worlds

Start your October reading adventure with a collection of free ebooks spanning the wide worlds of fantasy and science fiction. From urban fantasy to paranormal romance, this assortment of free reads will transport you to otherworldly realms without costing you a dime.

 

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KOBO PLUS Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Fair

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If you’re a fan of Sci-Fi and Fantasy and happen to be a KOBO PLUS subscriber, you’re in for a treat! Visit a Book Fair brimming with thrilling titles that are absolutely free with your subscription. Explore distant galaxies, uncover magical realms, and embark on epic journeys—all at your fingertips.

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Epic Worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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For those who crave epic adventures and captivating world-building, this collection is a dream come true. Gobble up tales of heroes and heroines navigating fantastical realms and facing unimaginable challenges. It’s time to lose yourself in epic stories that will leave you craving more.

 

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Collections, Anthologies, & Boxed Sets – October Edition

📦📖 Discover Collections & Anthologies

October brings you a ton of collections, anthologies, and boxed sets that promise hours of immersive reading. Delve into curated selections that offer a diverse range of stories, each one more captivating than the last. Find your next favorite read among these carefully crafted collections.

 

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Sci-Fi and Fantasy MegaSale October

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For those who can’t resist a great deal, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy MegaSale in October is a must-visit. Dive into a treasure trove of discounted books, bundles, and exclusive offers that will transport you to distant galaxies and magical realms without breaking the bank.

 

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Last but not least, if you’re looking for free fantasy ebooks across various platforms like Amazon, B&N, Apple, and Kobo, this collection has you covered. Enjoy a wide selection of fantastical adventures that won’t cost you a penny.

 

 

Earl Blacke: A Complex Journey of Redemption in the Rifters Series #fantasy #Booktwitter #steampunk

In the richly woven tapestry of the Rifters series, a character of enigmatic depth and haunting past emerges — Earl Blacke. As integral to the narrative as the protagonist Daelin Long, Earl’s story unveils a complex journey of redemption, atonement, and the ties that bind past and present.

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Earl Blacke’s Twisted Past

Earl’s tale begins not in the present day, but in the year 1888, when he traversed the rift and emerged in the present as a man who defied time itself. In his former life, Earl was notorious — the infamous outlaw known as Black Bart. His reputation as a cunning and audacious criminal painted a picture of a man who reveled in chaos.

The Struggle for Redemption

Earl’s transition from a 70-year-old outlaw in 1888 to a rejuvenated 30-year-old in the present brings with it a profound desire to atone for his past. One of the most poignant threads in Earl’s story is his attempt to reconcile with the family he left behind, his wife and daughters. Among their descendants is Charming Moon Knight, a pivotal character in the Rifters series and Daelin Long’s missing sister. Earl’s connection to Charming goes beyond bloodlines — it’s a chance for him to make amends and find the family he lost. However, the intricate interplay of fate and legacy is fraught with complications.

Unveiling Deeper Truths

Earl’s journey towards redemption takes a compelling turn as he finds himself linked to the rift. His actions are guided not only by his personal quest for redemption but also by a higher purpose. A mysterious being from the rift utilizes Earl as a reluctant warrior, enlisting his aid to fend off the encroaching forces of evil that threaten to engulf the world.

Earl’s Evolution in the Modern Era

In a world where past and present collide, Earl Blacke’s journey is a testament to the power of redemption, the complexities of morality, and the unbreakable threads of family and lineage. The Rifters series weaves a story that challenges perceptions and definitions.

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To find out more about Earl and his struggles, start with the first book in the series, The Rifters. The Rifters eBook is FREE at all retailers.

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The Rifters is also available in audio.

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Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the realms of science fiction and steampunk. M. Pax is a bestselling author known for crafting imaginative stories that transport readers to vast and wondrous universes. Within these cosmic tales, you’ll find everyday heroes facing adversity, fighting against overwhelming odds, and striving for a brighter tomorrow. And of course, there will be plenty of plot twists to keep you eagerly turning the pages!

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The MPax Dimension welcomes you with a free starter library that includes the first two ebooks from both The Backworlds and The Rifters series. These immersive tales will plunk you down in a world of wonder, where you’ll encounter quirky characters and thrilling plotlines. But that’s not all—by joining the MPax Dimension, you’ll also gain access to exclusive coupon codes for my shop, where you can find even more sci-fi novels and steampunk fantasies.

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  1. Free Starter Library: By entering the MPax Dimension, you’ll receive the first two ebooks from The Backworlds and The Rifters series. These books will introduce you to the captivating worlds and characters that have enthralled readers worldwide. Get ready to be hooked from the very first page!
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#Dystopian Worth Reading: Appleseed #BookReview #scifi #fantasy

Appleseed by Matt Bell is a beautifully written and highly original work that explores themes of power, survival, and redemption. The novel follows the life of a man named John Chapman, who becomes known as “Johnny Appleseed” for his efforts to plant apple orchards across the Midwest in the 19th century. The story follows his many reincarnations, and I find myself still thinking about this book.

Bell’s writing is exquisite, painting vivid and captivating images of both the natural world and the human condition. His imaginative use of language creates a rich and immersive experience for the reader. Additionally, the book is structured in a unique and innovative way, using a non-linear narrative that jumps back and forth in time to explore the various facets of John Chapman’s life.

While the book’s originality and writing are its strengths, it is also fair to note that the novel can feel long-winded at times.  But, overall Appleseed is an impressive and ambitious work that showcases Bell’s talent for storytelling and mastery of language. It is a recommended read for anyone looking for a thought-provoking and beautifully written exploration of the American frontier and the myth of the American dream.

Here’s the blurb:

A “breathtaking novel of ideas unlike anything you’ve ever read” (Esquire) from Young Lions Fiction Award–finalist Matt Bell, a breakout book that explores climate change, manifest destiny, humanity’s unchecked exploitation of natural resources, and the small but powerful magic contained within every single apple.

In eighteenth-century Ohio, two brothers travel into the wooded frontier, planting apple orchards from which they plan to profit in the years to come. As they remake the wilderness in their own image, planning for a future of settlement and civilization, the long-held bonds and secrets between the two will be tested, fractured and broken—and possibly healed.

Fifty years from now, in the second half of the twenty-first century, climate change has ravaged the Earth. Having invested early in genetic engineering and food science, one company now owns all the world’s resources. But a growing resistance is working to redistribute both land and power—and in a pivotal moment for the future of humanity, one of the company’s original founders will return to headquarters, intending to destroy what he helped build.

A thousand years in the future, North America is covered by a massive sheet of ice. One lonely sentient being inhabits a tech station on top of the glacier—and in a daring and seemingly impossible quest, sets out to follow a homing beacon across the continent in the hopes of discovering the last remnant of civilization.

Hugely ambitious in scope and theme, Appleseed is the breakout novel from a writer “as self-assured as he is audacious” (NPR) who “may well have invented the pulse-pounding novel of ideas” (Jess Walter). Part speculative epic, part tech thriller, part reinvented fairy tale, Appleseed is an unforgettable meditation on climate change; corporate, civic, and familial responsibility; manifest destiny; and the myths and legends that sustain us all.

 

#Fantasy Worth Reading: The Invisible Library #BookReview

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman is a delightful cozy mystery fantasy. Cozy fantasy is my favorite genre of fantasy.

Irene is a Librarian who works for a mysterious organization called the Library. Her job is to travel to different worlds and collect rare books for the Library’s collection. Along the way, she teams up with a dashing apprentice named Kai for a mission to a very chaotic world. Chaos worlds are rife with fantastical creatures such as fae and vampires.

The concept of a library that exists outside of time and space, with the ability to travel to alternate worlds, is both intriguing and highly imaginative. The author does an excellent job of fleshing out the details from the different factions within the Library to the various magical creatures that inhabit the alternate worlds.

The characters in The Invisible Library are fabulously fun. Irene is strong and resourceful and is both competent and likable. Kai, her apprentice, provides a perfect complement for her, with his devil-may-care attitude and penchant for trouble. The relationship between the two is well-developed and provides a solid emotional anchor for the story.

The plot is well-paced and kept me engaged throughout. The mystery at the heart of the story is juicy, and the various twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end. The balance between action and exposition is wonderful.

Highly recommended! And, there are lots more books in this series. If you like the Thursday Next novels, you’ll enjoy this one. Here’s the blurb:

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it’s already been stolen.

London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.

Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself…

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