Novelist G. P. Ching joined our list of science fiction bestsellers by self-published authors this month with Soul Catcher.
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Science Fiction Self-Published Bestsellers for July 2013
CyberStorm by Matthew Mather: “Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters start appearing on the world’s news networks. As the world and cyberworld come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.”
The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle: “The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they’ve hidden the truth about human evolution. They’ve also searched for an ancient enemy – a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over. Off the coast of Antarctica, a research vessel discovers a mysterious structure buried deep in an iceberg.”
Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey: “This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism.”
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Cloak & Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon: “One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider from the moment he was born different from the rest of his family. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything——his birthright, his family, and his military career. In all his life, he’s only had one love, and he has sacrificed his own happiness to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves.”
The Steele Wolf by Chanda Hahn: After finally settling into her new life at the Citadel, Thalia is reunited with her father, who is disturbed at the changes within her. Risking banishment, Thalia must work to prove to her clan and herself that she is still capable of leading them. The problem is, her memories haven’t returned, and she cannot shake the feeling that she doesn’t belong.
The Island by Michael Stark: “Stranded on Portsmouth Island, William Hill struggled to survive even as The Fever raced across the world leaving a wasteland of the dead and dying in its wake. The news brought stories of storms and riots, of people starving while governments promised food.”
Trying To Be Normal by Vincent Berg: “Having returned from New Orleans with a whole new life, Alex tries to become just a normal young man as he returns to school. Can he blend in for the next two months despite having several women following him around?
Allegiance: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by Shawn Chesser: “Book 5 in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, picks up two days after “A Pound of Flesh: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” left off. Lock and load, and come along with Delta Force Captain Cade Grayson as he struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.”
Forged in Blood I by Lindsay Buroker: “The emperor has been ousted from the throne, his bloodline in question, and war is descending on the capital. Forge, the nefarious business coalition that has been manipulating the political situation from the beginning, has the ultimate weapon at its disposal.”
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Soul Catcher by G. P. Ching: “Dane Michaels has been to Hell and back and isn’t interested in repeating the experience. But as a human caught up in the Soulkeeper’s world, his life isn’t exactly his own. No one can explain why Dane was allowed through the gates of Eden, but it has changed everything. Now, the only one who can make him feel safe is Ethan, the telekinetic Soulkeeper with a dark past and a heart of gold.”
The Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey: “This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism.”
Ceaseless by Abbi Glines: “When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her. But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him. When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny.”
This list was created by collecting the self-published books from four different marketplaces: the “Science Fiction” Best Sellers list at Amazon, the “Science Fiction & Fantasy” bestsellers category at Barnes & Noble, the “Science Fiction” category at Smashwords and the “Sci-Fi & Fantasy” category at Apple’s iBookstore.
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