Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton delivers the first of a two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. Distinguished by deft plotting, a teeming cast of characters, dazzling scientific speculation, and imagination that brings the truly alien to life, The Abyss Beyond Dreams reveals Hamilton as a storyteller of astonishing ingenuity and power.
The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel—self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void.
Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics—the Fallers—that are intelligent but merciless killers.
Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever—if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers’ relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers—before he is killed by the very people he has come to save.
Praise for The Abyss Beyond Dreams
“The work of an author at the top of his game.”—Science Fiction and Fantasy World
“Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Miéville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton’s deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing.”—Locus
“Solidy engrossing fare . . . The characters, always Hamilton’s strength, remain as distinctive as ever.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Everything one wants in sf—great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb.”—Fantasy Book Critic
“Hamilton does a particular kind of planetary politics and space opera very well, and this is a perfect example of it. . . . [The Abyss Beyond Dreams is] a satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come.”—Booklist
By award winning author Chuck Dixon, (Yes, the same Chuck Dixon who co-created the character Bane.)
You don't punch a cocktail waitress around Dwayne Roenbach, not even if you are his wealthy mogul boss.
Unfortunately, said boss got him blacklisted for actions that Dwayne knew were entirely appropriate of a retired US Army Ranger.
Now, a phone call from a mysterious benefactor wants Dwayne to pull together a team to help rescue scientists who are lost.
With the kind of money he's being offered he only asks a couple of questions to make sure the job is legit.
Perhaps he should have asked a few more.
This Epic Adventure spans multiple time periods, gun battles with creatures and people all over the world as well as up and down history as they battle to do what is right.
No matter if Hell is there to greet them in the end.
Bad times or not, these Rangers have no 'quit' in them. Everyone and everything needs to get the hell out of their way.
They have mission(s) to complete.
Go up and click 'Read For Free' or 'Buy Now' and dig into an adventure that will have you hearing the sounds of the past, while smelling the gun powder as the team fights across the world,and time.
A FEW QUOTES ABOUT CHUCK DIXON:
“Chuck is a damn good writer who is really good at hooking you, giving you fun characters, and
telling you one hell of an adventure story.”
Larry Correia, Monster Hunters International, the Grimoir Chronicles
“An intelligent and well thought-out high action time travel story.”
Noah Mullette-Gillman, Luminous and Ominous
“Dixon excels at putting down action, of introducing larger-than-life heroes, kicking them through the
door into a big mess, and having them sort out a situation in a flurry of martial arts moves and big
Mel Odom, The Rover series.
When the fae beckon, very few resist. Even fewer return.
As a veil witch, I’m used to taking out the supernatural trash. Everything from poltergeists to vampires, you name it and I’ve dealt with it. So opening a paranormal cleanup business just seemed to make sense. If I’m already dealing with the pests, why not get paid?
But when I accidentally breach the faery realm to encounter a girl recently reported missing, start seeing the ghost of a witch whose disappearance has never been solved, and discover a Book of Shadows that opens only for me, I can't just go back to business as usual. Especially when I also gain the interest of a sexy and mysterious mage. Timing is everything, and even as my desire grows, a little voice inside keeps reminding me to step carefully. I know all too well that, in the supernatural world, opening doors means facing consequences. In this case, those consequences might just mean never being heard from again.
The Bishop siblings’ family is on the verge of collapse as all three find themselves embroiled in danger. Family bonds may keep them alive…but only love can give them something to live for. Read BISHOP’S KNIGHT, the first novel in this ALL NEW heart-pounding Endgame trilogy!
She needs his help…
Thanks to years of government training, Evie Bishop knows how to get into places she doesn’t belong—and she’s very good at it. But years of doing black ops work burned her out so she returns home—to unexpected chaos. One of her brothers is in a coma and the other is in hiding, wanted for murder. Then a fellow operative from her past shows up shot and bleeding with news that an assassin is gunning for everyone involved with a past op. She’s forced to turn to the one man she knows she can trust—the man whose heart she broke.
But it will come with a price…
When Dylan Blackwood proposed a year ago, Evie turned him down flat and walked out of his life. He’s stunned when he finds her on his doorstep covered in someone else’s blood, needing his help. He always knew there was more to her than met the eye—that Evie was never simply the pampered society princess she wanted people to believe she was. But he never expected this. If she needs help, he’ll give it. Even if he can’t forget her betrayal. Even if he isn’t sure he can trust her. But his protection will come with a price—her heart. Before they can have a chance at a future, they’ll have to work together to take down a faceless enemy who has Evie firmly in his crosshairs.
FIRST IN NEW TRILOGY
Author note: This book can be read as a stand-alone, complete with HEA.
Books in trilogy:
Bishop’s Knight, #1
Bishop’s Queen, #2
Bishop’s Endgame, #3
I used to call him Daddy as a joke...
Arlo was my ex-boyfriend's father and my boss.
He was my rock when everyone else abandoned me.
But I still wasn't strong enough to stay.
I thought running away was the right thing to do.
Three years later, a twist of fate brought us back together.
It started out as innocent flirting.
Then it changed from innocent, to giving him my innocence.
But nobody can find out what we did.
Especially his son.
It would ruin their already rocky relationship.
Just because I call him Daddy for another reason now doesn't mean he will choose me.
And if he did, am I ready to face everything I ran from?
This is a standalone May/December Romance that will melt your Kindle and your heart.
A Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestseller.
From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history – and their families – judge them?
Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne’s involvement is something she can’t reveal to either of them.
Two generations later, Claire’s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother – and herself – and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined.
In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history’s darkest era without being torn apart?
Space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea.
Here comes the Bad Company.
Colonel Terry Henry Walton takes his warriors into battle, for a price, in this first installment of The Bad Company. He believes in the moral high ground and is happy getting paid for his role in securing it.
Set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, Terry, Char, and their people—humans, Werewolves, Weretigers, and Vampires—form the core of the Bad Company’s Direct Action Branch, a private conflict solution enterprise.
Join them as they fight their way across Tissikinnon Four where none of the warring parties were what they expected.
--- PLEASE NOTE ---
Inside this book is cursing, amusing cursing, but cursing nonetheless. If bad language offends you, perhaps this book is not for you.
Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, The Bad Company tells an entirely new story in the Age of Expansion--when the Etheric Empire is fast becoming the Etheric Federation with all of the trials and tribulations that come with bringing together different peoples, systems, and ideals.
If the heroes catch her, they'll kill her!
When a car came crashing into Donna, she thought she was going to die. Instead, she discovered she could transform into something terrifying and inhuman. Not knowing who to trust, she's tempted to turn to Ryan—a guy from her past who haunts her dreams. He knows of an electrifying intruder that has entered their town.
But Ryan has other big secrets too…
Before Donna can learn the truth about who the real villains are, her friend is kidnapped. Donna knows whoever is taking people will be coming for her next.
Fans of Captain Marvel, Percy Jackson, and Stranger Things will love this series, written by USA Today bestselling author Ashley C. Harris.
One click to begin this exhilarating page-turner!
After a loved-up adventure in a wood in North London, sixty-odd-year-old Lily drives off in her Classic Mercedes and takes a wrong turn. The day is unbearably hot, and the snazzy car's air-con is broken, blowing out hot air instead of cold. Lily follows the meandering road in a state of dehydration, and experiences a series of encounters with angels and demons and ghosts from the past.
Are you so worn out from taking care of everyone else that you’ve forgotten how to take care of yourself?
We each have multiple, all-consuming roles in life: hard worker, parent, significant other, friend, social organizer. It can seem that different people want parts of you at any time of the day, sometimes simultaneously—these demands can be endless. In the midst of trying to meet all of these needs, you can quickly become overwhelmed, frustrated, depressed, or exhausted.
If you are exhausted from being stretched too thin for too long, discover how Reflective Awareness offers you hope for taking control of your life, beginning with changing yourself. A new outlook and positive habits will empower you to transform your life and experience the full, successful living you’ve longed for. It’s possible!
"...a mandatory read for sales managers and CEOs who want more predictable sales." --Robert Sher, author of Mighty Midsized Companies and Forbes.com columnist
This gripping sales manager fable pulls you in as it instructively unveils the proven framework that's helped hundreds of major U.S. companies escape sales volatility and achieve strong, predictable revenue.
For the first time, renowned sales expert Michael Andersen opens the curtain on the secretstrategies he's used to help presidents and CEOs of many of the bestmid-size companies across North America improve their sales results.
In this revolutionary new book, you'll discover how to:
This book reveals field-tested, proven best practices of sales management, showing them at play in a relatable context for easy learning and instant lightbulb moments.
Rolland Mandat, afterproving himself as a salesman, finally got promoted to manager. But sales are below par, and Dom, the CEO, needs to see better results, fast! He wants to see Rolland succeed, and he believes that with the right support, he has what it takes. So he brings in expert coach Monroe to guide the intrepid sales manager in developing an effective system to get the results the company needs.
You'll witness the personal and professional life experiences, of the primary characters, that form the foundation for the creation of a new culture within the organization. And it brings out the best in everyone.
Easy-to-digest takeaway sections augment thestory with key insights for each chapter. As you discover the principles that help them succeed,you'll be empowered to lead your team to predictable sales.
About the Author
Creator of the breakthrough system Intentional Sales Management™, Michael Andersen helps company leaders stuck with uninspiring revenue move the needle to generate strong, predictable sales results.
Michael has partnered with executive and sales leadership of hundreds of companies in numerous industries, from Fortune 100 to successful family-run businesses, helping them:
As a nationwide leading sales coach and fractional CSO, Michael has trained thousands of sales professionals and leaders. He is known for his ability to ask the right questions and integrate unique market positioning with proven best practices.
What do a dead grizzly bear, a homicidal mule, a monkey, a pink concrete truck, and a crooked politician have in common?They all come from the slightly bent imagination of Ralph D. James, who began writing at the behest of his wife. This volume of tall tales, mysteries, and contemporary stories is the result.~ A detective, a priest, and a murder in New Orleans.~ Dad’s mountain camp gets a lot more interesting when a neighbor blows himself up.~ She got her train ticket and left her home town in the dust. What could possibly go wrong?~ A high school concert takes an unexpected turn when an arrow flies during the William Tell Overture.~ A dead man rides into camp and kicks the coffee pot into the fire.~ The party was fun and the girl he met was pretty. Then he woke up in a crop circle.~When he goes to bed at night, he never knows where he’ll wake up.All these and two more tall tales prove conclusively that James has an excellent grasp of the absurd and you can come along for the ride.
When I walked into that bar, I didn’t know I would wind up witnessing a murder. The Supernatural Bureau of Investigation agents can’t hold me since I didn’t commit a crime. But if I don’t want them digging into my past, I must find the real killer — fast. If I don’t, I risk having them discovering the truth — the person they think is Valentina Sanz doesn’t exist.
I’ve been using this secret identity to hide from the Society. The only witch allowed to leave the Society is a dead witch. And that’s what I'll be if the Society learns where I am.
Matilda Dare can’t sleep. Her insomnia is one more reason to move to the quirky small town of Goodnight, New Mexico after she inherits a house, a small newspaper, and two old dogs there. But despite the Goodnight name, Matilda still spends hers wide awake, and she has good reason after a reporter is murdered. With a mystery to solve, she begins to investigate the town and uncovers more suspects than she knows what to do with. Meanwhile, the hottie cowboy sheriff is doing his own investigation into Matilda, and the mysterious, handsome stranger, who just happens to live with her, is showing up in all the wrong places. As her investigation continues, danger increases, and it might end up spelling lights out for Matilda.
Die Noon is the first installment in the hilarious, romantic Goodnight Mysteries series and a spinoff of the Matchmaker Mysteries. Goodnight…Sometimes sweet dreams end in murder.
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” --RT Book Reviews
“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember
Thirty-four year old, Mimi Finnegan is the third of four daughters and in her eyes, by far, the most unremarkable. She has no singular accomplishment that can stand up to any of her sisters. And if that isn’t enough, she is the only single sibling in her family.
Mimi’s sisters decide that it’s time she gets serious about husband hunting, so they begin a campaign to find Mr. Right for her. Considering her most recent dating encounters include a night club owner who stuffs bratwurst in his pants and a WASPy trust fund baby, living happily under his mother’s thumb, Mimi is more than ready to meet THE ONE. Enter celebrated British novelist Elliot Fielding.
Sexual tension and anger heat up between the duo and it isn’t until Mimi discovers that Elliot is almost engaged to another that she realizes she is head-over-heels in love with him.
The journey will make you laugh, cry and want to pull your hair out from frustration! Mimi eventually learns that she is quite remarkable in her own right and never needed to worry that she lived in her sister’s shadows.
The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan is the perfect laugh-out-loud, feel good book for any woman who has ever felt that she wasn’t good enough.
Jacob Reese enjoys the quiet life, running a coffee shop and renting out his cottage in The Hollows, Vermont.
But the calm is shattered when a woman who looks eerily similar to his ex-girlfriend Laura turns up to stay in the cottage, and leaves a mysterious note in the guest book.
Now Jacob’s seeing Laura everywhere—a glimpse of her face across the street, her music box left outside his house, a gift he gave her years before hanging from the trees.
But it can’t be Laura. Because Laura’s dead.
Someone knows Jacob’s secret—what really happened the night Laura died—and they’re out for revenge…
A gripping and twisted thriller. Fans of Gillian Flynn, Gregg Olsen and Mark Edwards will love Steve Frech.
‘Wow!… This book just pulls you right in… I couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘One of the best thrillers I’ve read this year.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Best psychological thriller of 2019.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Couldn’t put it down… Absolutely fantastic nail-biting novel, so gripping I just could not stop reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Exciting and thrilling… Like riding a rollercoaster… Should be on everyone’s reading list.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I burned through this.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Once I started I couldn’t put it down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! I absolutely loved this book! I was hooked from page one.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Impossible to put down.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Great book! I could not put it down. Read the book in one day. Had me guessing until the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘This one would go down on my list of favorite thrillers this year… I loved this book!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
This novel is the first book in Willow Rose's electrifying new Harry Hunter series.
Detective Harry Hunter of Miami PD’s homicide squad throws himself into a case no one asked him to solve.
Four teenagers from one of Miami's affluent neighborhoods are murdered on a boat. Another is found in a dumpster. All five of them go to the same school and are on a list of witnesses to another crime.
Because he's in bad standing with his boss, Harry is given the task of protecting a possible future victim, but Harry isn't always known to follow his boss's orders.
Soon, he'll risk everything while racing to stop a killer who has left everyone else in the homicide squad shaking in terror.
ALL THE GOOD GIRLS is the first book in the Harry Hunter Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.
Go on dangerous missions and battle vicious beasts with Fayth and her friends - in a future ice age.
Dive into this thrilling adventure series for children aged 7 and over.
14-year-old Fayth is a champion! Along with her friends, she races animals known as orgo to survive. But when one of Fayth’s friends is caught stealing, she has an awful choice to make…
Let her friend face a fate worse than death with his captors, or agree to make a deadly journey delivering food supplies.
Join Fayth, Ink and Megg as they embark on their first mission with their orgo companions. Find out if their skill at riding orgo will help Fayth and her friends succeed. Their lives depend on it!
Discover the orgo in this gripping, action-packed story full of adventure and fantastic creatures! If you love BEAST QUEST & ASTROSAURS—you will adore ORGO RUNNERS.
What Readers Are Saying About 'Orgo Runners'...
"This is an amazing story. I was gripped!" Edward, age 6
"Awesome!" Noah, age 7
"The book was amazing! It was creative and full of action." Reuben-Troy, age 10
The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire
His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .
But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . .
Thirteen medical thrillers—written by Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon bestsellers—fill your Kindle with high-stakes adventures. These full-length novels with wide-ranging appeal include the best of the best at the FBI, the CIA, the police, private security, and military special forces.
Readers who have enjoyed Michael Crichton, Patricia Cornwell, David Baldacci, Danielle Girard, Kendra Elliot, Tim Tigner and Sandra Brown have also enjoyed:
Judith Lucci, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon International Bestseller, Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center
Mardi Gras Takes A Bloody Turn
The wife of Louisiana's Governor is discovered in her hospital bed unconscious and covered with blood.
Fiona Quinn, USA Today Bestseller, Kindle Scout Winner, Thorn
Thorn Has Met His Match
Retired Navy Seal, turned Iniquus security operative, Thorn Iverson is heading home from Brussels when the call comes in.
Edwin Dasso, USA Today Best-Selling Author, Empty Promises
Big pharma is buying all the politicians in D.C., plotting to unleash their new, but deadly, super-narcotic on the American public.
Jenifer Ruff, USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author, Everett
At Everett College, perfection in medical school has a DARK side…
Audrey J Cole, USA Today bestselling author, The Recipient
Sergeant Wade McKinnon knows who killed Samantha the moment he arrives at her crime scene. Problem is, he watched her killer die a year ago.
Chris Patchell, Award-winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Dark Harvest
What is the sinister motive lurking behind the disappearance of pregnant women in Seattle, Washington?
Timothy Browne- USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author, Tree Of Life
A massive earthquake hits Eastern Turkey, the ancient area of Mesopotamia, unveiling hidden secrets and opening an epic battle between good and evil.
JD Lasica, Amazon Bestselling Author, Biohack
An elite hacker and covert ops specialist, finds her life turned upside down when she discovers that the parents who raised her were imposters. What price would you pay to know the truth?
Inge-Lise Goss, Multi-Award Winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, No Freedom
Can humans survive the android uprising and the horrific medical procedures that occur to humans who don't obey them?
Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid, Multi-Award Winning Authors, Dead Air
Talk is cheap, but when this radio host takes action, she may pay the ultimate price.
Eric J. Gates, Multiple-Award Winning Thriller Writer, the CULL – Bloodline
Amy Bree’s reckless actions result in death and her dismissal from the FBI.
The body count rises… and the hunters become the hunted!
JT Sawyer, Amazon Bestselling Author, Counterstrike
Join Mitch and Dev as they head across the globe in pursuit of a deadly pathogen that has fallen into the wrong hands.
Dan Alatorre, USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author, Rogue Elements,
While investigating the death of his partner, a private detective risks becoming the killer’s next victim—but the onset of his debilitating condition may kill him before the murderer gets a chance.