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A curated list of authors selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds.

You will find this a list spanning genres from Fantasy and Science Fiction to Thrillers and Romance. Something for every reader in your life, if you are looking for back-to-school gifts.


take the star road

Take the Star Road

By Peter Grant

Sale Price: $0.99


By facing down Lotus Tong thugs, Steve Maxwell earns an opportunity to escape orbit and become a spacer apprentice on a merchant spaceship. Sure, he needs to prove himself to an older, tight-knit crew, but how bad can it be if he keeps his head down and the decks clean?

The interstellar trade routes are anything but trouble-free, with local wars and plagues of pirates. Also, the jade in his luggage is hotter than a neutron star. Steve’s left a world of troubles behind, only to find a galaxy of them ahead…

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long way homeThe Long Way Home (Sequoyah book 1)

By Sabrina Chase

Promo price: $.99
Moire Cameron ran to protect her secrets — ran to the heart of an interstellar alien war. Her fellow mercenaries care only about her fighting skills, not where — or when — she got them. You’d think that would be good enough…

But a false name and fake ID can’t conceal her dangerous lack of contemporary knowledge, and they won’t help fulfill her last order, given by a dying man eighty years ago. To do that she must find a reason to live again. A cause worth fighting for, comrades to trust, and a ship to sail the stars.

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vengeance from ashesVengeance from Ashes

By Sam Schall

Price: 99 cents for the Labor Day Weekend, down from $2.99


First, they took away her command. Then they took away her freedom. But they couldn’t take away her duty and honor. Now they want her back.
Captain Ashlyn Shaw has survived two years in a brutal military prison. Now those who betrayed her are offering the chance for freedom. All she has to do is trust them not to betray her and her people again. If she can do that, and if she can survive the war that looms on the horizon, she can reclaim her life and get the vengeance she’s dreamed of for so long.

But only if she can forget the betrayal and do her duty.

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grey man changesGrey Man: Changes

By JL Curtis

Sale price $2.99


When Texas Deputy Sheriff John Cronin thwarts the Cartel’s plan to get paid to smuggle Muslims across the border, he becomes the target of the Cartel once again. One try fails, but the cartel isn’t about to give up. With his granddaughter, Jesse, still recovering from her last run-in with the Cartel and now far away with her Marine husband on a military base, Cronin only has to worry about the innocents around him.

One way or another, this old school law man plans to end this cat and mouse game for good. But, this time, the Cartel is playing for keeps; ending this war might just cost the old man his life.

Either way Cronin plans to go out on his feet, fighting tooth and nail.

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survival testSurvival Test

By David Burkhead

Price: I’ll set it at $2.99 for the promo.

A series of diplomatic crises precipitate a limited nuclear war on Earth. Missile defenses block access to space. Nothing goes up and nothing comes down.
The people of the various space stations, the moon base, and a space colony whose construction had just begun must find a way to survive until the war is over.
The ultimate survival test.
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outcasts and godsPam Uphoff’s Wine of the Gods Universe 

99 cent Labor Day Sale!

Genetic engineering enabled psychic abilities in the test children. And the ability to control the machinery to open portals between parallel Earths. But prejudice turned into exile across the dimensions, and the escape of the most powerfully “magical” to a world of their own.

It all starts with the stand-alone Outcasts and Gods and continues with twenty (so far) loosely connected stories in the same Multiverse.

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Zoey Iver’s YA Adventures

By Pam Uphoff

99 cent Labor Day Sale!

The AI war was deadly—and invisible. Until two teenagers found themselves in the middle of it.

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Eyes of OsirisEyes of Osiris

By Anita Young

Price: $2.99


Thanks to the curse of foresight, Dr. Kayara Ingham has had a vision of her husband’s death. While she desperately tries to avert the grim future, she meets a mysterious Osiris Corporation man who gives her an impossible ultimatum. When Kay is forced to choose, she learns that Osiris Corporation is not what it seems. The company is made up of a people that call themselves the Architects of Lore and, like many powerful organisations, their reach is extensive—one might say inescapable.

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acts of warActs of War

By James Young

Price: $2.99


August 1942.  Adolf Hitler is dead, Great Britain is surrendering, and the Royal Family is fleeing to Canada.  In this critically acclaimed alternative history novel, James Young details a World War II that is far different and much worse than the terrible conflict we all know.  Follow the Cobb family as they, and the nation they love, are confronted with horrible events while being swept away by war’s chaos.  If you are a fan of historical fiction, or just like a good yarn with mortal heroes, Acts of War is for you.

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Pixie NoirPixie Noir

By Cedar Sanderson

Price: $0.99


Lom is a bounty hunter, paid to bring magical creatures of all descriptions back Underhill, to prevent war with humans should they discover the strangers amongst them. Bella is about to find out she’s a real life fairy princess, but all she wants to do is live peacefully in Alaska, where the biggest problems are hungry grizzly bears. He has to bring her in. It’s nothing personal, it’s his job…

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By Lilania Begley

Price: $0.99


Wounded veteran Dev Macquire needs some farm help until he recovers. When his father, Gray, brings home a new hand, he’s dismayed to meet Irina. How can a woman do the rough, heavy work they need? As she works her way into their life, and into his heart, he’s faced with a new dilemma. Can he persuade her to stay, and to accept a new role in his life?

cunning bloodThe Cunning Blood

By Jeff Duntemann

Price: $2.99


Caught violating Earth’s Zero Tolerance for Violence laws, Peter Novilio is sentenced to a one-way trip to Hell, Earth’s prison planet in the Zeta Tucanae system. Hell is forever: Two centuries earlier its ecosphere had been infected with microscopic nanomachines that destroy electrical conductors, condemning its inmates to a neo-Victorian steam-and-gaslight society without computers, spaceflight, or any hope of escape.

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Ninth Euclid’s Prince

By Dan Hoyt

Price: $3.99 (dropping to $2.99 some time this weekend, so check the price when buying.)


Welcome to New Rome!

The far-flung heirs of the empire have been called home to the capital of worlds. In these mean streets, no wife is above suspicion, and no man above assassination. With the Emperor poisoned and prince Oswald in jail, Ninth Euclid, a mathematically gifted secretary from a rural backwater, must solve the knottiest problem of all: How will he keep his liege lord safe from daggers in the back and politically scheming trollops in the night?

Here Be Dragons: A collection of short stories

By: Sarah A. Hoyt

Price:  $2.99


A collection of short stories by Award Winning Author Sarah A. Hoyt. From dark worlds ruled by vampires, to magical high schools, to future worlds where super-men have as many problems as mere mortals, this collection shows humans embattled, imperiled, in trouble, but never giving up. Angel in Flight is set in Sarah Hoyt’s popular Darkship series.

The collection contains the stories: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
First Blood, Created He Them, A Grain Of Salt, Shepherds and Wolves,
Blood Ransom,The Price Of Gold,Around the Bend,An Answer From The North,
Heart’s Fire,Whom The Gods Love,Angel In Flight,Dragons as well as an introduction by fantasy writer Cedar Sanderson.


  1. OK, glad there are different banners between here and MGC.

    Not nice, though, when I’m only halfway through the coffee in the morning.

    I get the hint, though, really. I’ll know later today what kind of extra $ if any I’ll have. (Yes, eyeing Dan’s book…)

        1. I have a minor complaint. I keep reading the title as “Ninth Euclid’s Prime” and thinking it will be a torrid mathematical romance 😀 (Thanks bunches, math minor!)

          1. The eventual guide to all the characters and features of the world will have to be Ninth Euclid’s Primer, won’t it?

    1. OK, finally got around to it. “Ninth Euclid’s Prime” and “Pixie Noir.” (After a few kerfluffles, the daughter had made the last order, so I had to do a refund on Cedar’s and then reorder with the right card. There are times that Amazon’s interface is non-intuitive…)

      One thing – paid $1.99 for Cedar’s, not $0.99. I don’t begrudge the extra buck at all, but I thought it went through Labor Day? (Dan’s did go down as advertised.)

        1. Grrr. I’ll need to keep that in mind when I get up there. (Better to have given Cedar a bit more rather than a bit less, though.)

    1. I’m going to do an end-of-the month sale when the next novel comes out. E-mail me at almaTCBoykin at aol dot com if you want to join in.

  2. This reminder: POST A REVIEW!

    If you’ve taken advantage of this sale to buy and enjoy a book, please go to Amazon and post a review encouraging others to try the work. For Indie works such reviews are possibly the single most useful form of sales promotion.

  3. Well this has been highly…illuminating. I noticed a significant bump in sales yesterday, before anybody posted to a blog. Apparently my book got picked up by one of the “free and low-price” book listing sites. Now that we’ve got mucho signal boost all over the net, sales are really climbing.

    I’m taking notes for the whole thing to see what happens. I’m also doing a BookBub promotion and keeping the low sale price until the 13th (when I will bump the price slightly to $1.99 and keep it there).

    And in other news, I have removed *most* of the cottonwood that exploded all over my front yard in the epic storm last week. No damage to the house, thankfully, but what a mess…

      1. I saw and rejoiced. Have I mentioned you are my very favorite Beautiful but Evil Space Princess? 😀

        1. Be cautioned: readers obtained through Instapundit links may be Wrongfans, reading for Wrongreasons. There is great risk that such people may be reading for purposes of entertainment rather than moral instruction.

            1. If you need directions, take a sharp left turn. Then another sharp left turn. Then another sharp left turn.

              Once you have reached a place where you can no longer imagine ever taking anything BUT a sharp left turn, and indeed cannot imagine anyplace you could reach by any other way, sit down and rotate.

    1. TINS: I rode out a tornado when I was in grad school, then helped with the clean up the next few days. While walking to one of the work sites, tufts of bright yellow stuff kept wafting past on the wind. I kept wondering, “Is Big Bird molting? Did his nest get hit?” Nope, that’s what modern blown-in insulation looks like when it is blowing out of the remains of a house. The mess extended for blocks, because half that sub-division used that stuff, and the four houses had been badly damaged.

    2. Ooh, you got a Bookbub slot? Congratulations!

      And yay on no damage to the house. Other than providing shade, I have decided cottonwoods are the second most worthless trees out there, just behind black spruce. Can’t burn ’em, pollen everywhere and then fluff all over, useless for structures, fall apart in storms… If it weren’t for the near-lovecraftian horror to my lungs that is black spruce in a forest fire, cottonwood would be at the top of the list.

      1. Fruitless Mulberry takes that job around these parts. They got planted because they grow fast and spread for shade, but they make everything green with pollen, got fuzzies that get everywhere, then fall apart after a few years. The main house here has on of the few large trees that hasn’t fallen apart or down.
        The one at my last place broke in two and fell on my house, and the neighbor’s.
        At least they don’t go toxic when burnt.

      2. The other thing about cottonwoods and popcorn trees is that they will find the water and sewer lines and put roots into them.

        1. Was about to mention that – plumbing contractors love ’em.

          I do keep the mesquite around, for free barbecue wood that I don’t have to trek out into the wild to gather. And the ‘crats actually want me to keep them chopped back.

      3. Yes on the spruce. I have worked in fifteen year old reprod spruce, I would really like to meet the person who had the bright idea to replant spruce. I have fantasies of tying them naked around spruce with wet rawhide, and leaving them in the sun. Cottonwood is NOT high on my list of favorite trees, but it is better than spruce. We actually had a woodshed full of it a couple winters when I was a kid, all cut out of one tree that blew over on the neighbors. While it isn’t something I would choose to make firewood out of now, if dried properly it does put out a fair amount of heat. But you need to split it green (and end up taking a shower, every time you hit it with a maul) and then let it cure. Afterwards it will put out a fair amount of heat, but burn up fast and leave lots of ‘newspaper’ ash… oh and the smoke smells like urine.

        They do tend to explode rather spectacularly, I had to cut one out of my driveway a couple years ago in order to leave, and that was only a couple of forks of it, the rest of the tree is still standing.

      4. $HOUSEMATE (who grew up in Texas) has said many a time that if it weren’t for the imparting of good flavor, mesquite would be completely useless.

        1. Makes a decent Bow wood, but getting a decent stave can be hard (the stuff is too twisted most of the time). Pecan makes better BBQ if’n you ask me.

    1. Hie thee to Amazon and say so there. Remember, under Modernity’s corrupted standards a less than 4-star review is deemed negative.

  4. Just purchased Dan’s and Sabrina’s books. Like others, I find I’ve already bought many if not most of the offered titles, and in some cases (Peter Grant’s, for example) the entire series.

    I’m currently halfway through Jeff Duntemann’s “The Cunning Blood,” and enjoying it hugely. Next up – after that and Mark Steyn’s takedown of Michael Mann, “A Disgrace To The Profession” – will likely be James Young’s “Collisions Of The Damned,” which is the sequel to “Acts of War.” (FYI, James, I really liked AoW too.)

    . . . I just realized that in the past week alone I’ve bought hours of entertainment from the Mad Geniuses for less than the overinflated price of a single overhyped Tor hardcover. Take that, Torspawn!

  5. I purchased 7 of these books today. I may pick up more later. Thanks for hawking your wares (and the others’) here, and discounting.

  6. Okay, got them all downloaded on my Kindle. Now to find time to read them. That’s the real limiting factor.

  7. Hmmm, gonna have to scrape my pennies together and see how far they’ll stretch. Stupid early mortgage renewal really threw us off our game this month. Grrr.

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