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What's summer without a gripping book to get your teeth sunk in to? Here's our top 5 summer reads to get you from frazzled to dazzled this holiday season:

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600ppm - A Novel of Climate Change by Clarke W. Owens

It's 2051. Global warming has flooded eastern U.S. coastal cities. The West is a waterless desert. Refugees migrate northward. Food and water are tightly rationed amid endless war.
When Jeff Claymarker's friend is wrongly convicted of murder, the only clue to the truth comes from a stash of flash drives belonging to Jeff's late uncle, a Washington climate scientist. As Jeff unravels the crime, he stumbles across a state secret that threatens to topple the government.

"I love this book! A fascinating, believable and well-crafted look at what the climate-changed world might be like in 35 years. Plot, suspense, characterization, pacing-- it's all good. You won't want to put it down until the very last sentence." ~ Jeri Studebaker, author of Breaking the Mother Goose Code.

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A Thousand Eyes by Junior Burke

"... with the smell and smoke and taste still harsh in his nostrils, eyes and throat, he needed to warn others, not just his own kind but all other non-humans. Death was in the air."

When Todd Wendt, recovering from the tragic death of his wife, is sent to oversee operations at a regional cement plant in Colorado, news reaches him of a series of vicious animal attacks. Over time, it becomes clear that the attacks taking place in this small mountain town are far from random: Todd, and his company are being targeted...

"I totally loved this novel! Riveting, engrossing, compelling, I couldn't turn away." - Mallory Anne-Marie Haws, Netgalley.Image for The Machine Society book

The Machine Society - Rich or poor, they want you to be a prisoner by Mike Brooks

Dean Rogers lives in the Perimeter of New London, holding down a soul-destroying job, surrounded by people who have lost the will to communicate. He is afraid his debts will spiral out of control, resulting in him being cast out of the city, outside of the Security Wall. Meanwhile, in the Better Life Complex, New London’s rich elite live in plastic luxury, unaware of the sinister secrets that underpin their world. The Machine Society is an original and intelligent sci-fi thriller, and a heartfelt rally cry for the soul’s liberation.

"Wow, I'll just take a breath, I need to after reading this book.I loved it, I really enjoy dystopian books when they are well thought out and well written, and this one most certainly was in my opinion.I honestly thought it was one of the best dystopian books I have read in a very long time." - Angie Thomas-Davis, NetGalley.Image for The Art & Science of Intergalactic Warmongery book

The Art and Science of Intergalactic Warmongery by Field Marshal S. Myrston

As a young cadet, Private Myrston led troops against the Victoriana rebellion where he earned a reputation as a fearless soldier and cunning tactician. His meteoric rise to Emperor of the Molagrian Empire was paved with sound battle strategies, a winning smile and clever assassinations of several superior officers.

In this text, Myrston has plagiarized wildly from Molagrian and Nebraxian, classic texts infinitely better than this one, to provide a concise set of tenets guaranteeing intergalactic success. Learn how to take control of the planet, establish a government that suits your needs and then seek out and annihilate exotic, intelligent lifeforms throughout the galaxy.

"Laugh out loud funny while being scathingly insightful. Terrifyingly relevant yet masterfully absurdist. Very difficult to not hear John Cleese's voice in my head while reading it. So happy to have stumbled upon this book. Time to go research who wrote this!" - Lulu Benoit, Amazon.

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The Alkoryn Chronicles by C.J. Gleave

When he finds a hidden map and a scripture washed up with an unusual body at the Galunda Bay, Daimeh’s idyllic life changes forever. After an autopsy has been conducted, he decides to follow the map and go on a journey with his aunt to the impassable lands to the north, where it is rumoured a great civilisation lives. In their path are giant worms, mysterious technology and a gargantuan.
When they reach their destination, at first the Amunisari appear very welcoming... But after facing deception, mystery and brutality, Daimeh has to face his final fear... Being alone...

"A fantasy epic written to the level of depth and complexity rarely seen outside larger sagas. The world C J Gleave has created is developed to a beautiful level with plenty of description and extra accompanying narration." ~ Rony, Breakaway Reviewers

Book II - Land of Eternal Stars is available here...


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