A quick dip into the KDP Select exclusive or else slushpile, which is as usual overloaded by new release Tuesday. I skipped a lot of stuff.
But we have a really nifty sfnal treat for today, especially if you like AU historical RPF.
The Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne
by Eric Brown, whose ISFDB and Wikipedia entries you can look up yourself because I really don't have the time today, is an awesome-sounding short novel which is just what it says in the title, free courtesy of PS Publishing.
Free without DRM for who knows how long @ Amazon main UK DE ES FR IT
Paris, 1855. Jules Verne, struggling playwright and frustrated dreamer, finds himself whisked through time, first into the Cretaceous Period, and then into the far future, on a perilous quest to save the world from the tyranny of Robur, the insane Master of the World. Verne is famous for giving the world such classics as Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. But what is not known is that Verne experienced an adventure equal to any he wrote about, a quest in which he met mad airship captains, beautiful rebels, and a race of ant-like aliens - and at the same time brought about the salvation of planet Earth and the dawn of a new Golden Age for humankind.
Here's the stuff that was more-or-less easily recognizable in the slushpile:
New American Library-published Jessica Barksdale Inclan returns with an sfnal speculative work which seems to have her usual literary themes in a setting where global warming and natural disasters have changed stuff: Prime
Small press Dragon Moon (who've published a Canadian Aurora Award nominee in the past) offer Jeannette Cottrell's fantasy: The Shadebinder's Oath
Mammoth Anthology of something-or-else included EC Sheedy returns with a thriller (may be romantic suspense): A Perfect Evil
ISFDBed David Riley returns with the self-explanatory AU: The Pirate Dogs
Barbour-published Christian fiction author Anita Higman offers an inspirational contemporary romance: The Perfect Blend
Nicola Thorne, who's been UK-published by some house I don't have the time to look up, returns with a contemporary literary fiction/suspense novel: A Woman Like Us
Richard Mason who wrote that Arizona Wildlife Federation column returns with another in his litfic historical series about growing up in the Deep South if you've been collecting them: The River Rat, And a Catahoula Hog Dog (Richard the paperboy)
Sourcebooks-published Lisa Renee Jones returns with another supersoldier psychic romance: Renegade Passion (The Zodius Series)
Backlist repeats from Blair Mastbaum, Brenda Novak, John Matthews. Established author repeats from James D. Best, Lee Edgerton, Scott Nicholson, Michelle M. Pillow. Small press repeats from Imajin, Books We Love/BWLPP including previously title-featured Lee Killough.
Happy reading, if you manage to spot something you think you might like.