David Simpson is a prime example of a new author who’s struck gold by self-publishing to the Kindle. The 35-year-old Canadian has released six bestselling science fiction novels in the past two years, including the four books in the “Post-Human” series which includes Sub-Human (Book 1), Post-Human (Book 2), Trans-Human (Book 3) and Human Plus (Book 4), as well as the horror/urban fantasy novel, The God Killers.

david1Exactly how successful has David been? He’s sold over 40,000 copies of his books in Kindle and paperback editions — plus he’s given away 165,000 books as promotional downloads.

David is also a generous guy — he’s offering the first three books in the Post-Human series absolutely free today (see below) and he’s asking a measly 99 cents for Book 4.

David earned a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, and currently live in West Vancouver, with his wife Jennifer.

As usual, each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deals” on page 3). Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free. (Prices and availability may differ outside USA.)

 

Sub-Human (Book 1) (Post-Human Prequel)

Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: David Simpson

Sub-Human (Book 1) (Post-Human Prequel)

Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history–a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world’s first strong Artificial Intelligence.

The mission is only the beginning of Craig’s story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.

Post-Human (Book 2) (Trans-Human Prequel)

Science Fiction > Space Opera

Author: David Simpson
Post-Human (Book 2) (Trans-Human Prequel)

The future should have been perfect. Microscopic robots known as nans could repair any damage to your body, keep you young by resetting your cellular clocks, and allow you to download upgrades like intelligence, muscle strength, and eyesight. You were supposed to be able to have anything you wanted with a simple thought, to be able to fly without the aid of a machine, to be able to live forever. But when a small group of five terraformers working on Venus return to Earth, they discover that every other human in the solar system has been gruesomely murdered.

Now, James Keats and his four companions must discover what happened to the rest of humanity and fight back if they wish to avoid the same, horrifying fate. Welcome to the post-human era.

Trans-Human (Book 3)

Science Fiction > Space Opera

Author: David Simpson

Trans-Human (Book 3) (Post-Human Sequel)

In this sequel to Post-Human, humanity will be forced to face a future more advanced than it could have imagined if it wants to survive. Nineteen months have passed since the A.I. turned against humanity and was subsequently destroyed. In the meantime, James Keats has turned over the A.I.’s powers to a non-intelligent, easily controlled operating system. He and Thel have left the planet and spent six months vacationing on Venus, which has been newly terraformed without the consent or knowledge of the Governing Council.

The A.I. has been deleted, but the message it sent out into the abyss of space in search of a companion has been answered. An alien force dwarfing the Earth is on its way to find out why the A.I. has stopped communicating. Keats and company can only assume its intentions will be hostile when it finds out the truth. Only one thing is for sure: nothing will ever be the same again. Welcome to the Trans-Human era. Welcome to the singularity.

The Dream Jumper’s Promise

Romantic Suspense
Author: Kim Hornsby
The Dream Jumper's Promise (Dream Jumper Series)

Struggling with her husband’s presumed death, and inconvenient feelings for Jamey Dunn, the man who got away, Tina Greene must solve the case of her husband’s disappearance before she can offer love to anyone else. Especially The Dream Jumper.

Real Estate: The Sustainable Investment

Business & Investing > Real Estate
Author: Glen Sweeney, John Gordon
Real Estate: The Sustainable Investment

Advice and stories to make the learning curve a bit less steep and measurably safer – with proven strategies for reaching long-term investment goals by including small income property in your asset allocation. Sustainable investing for sustainable living and a more secure financial future.

• What type of real estate investment is right for you?
• Making leverage actually work for you.
• How and why to get started now.


Mind Maps: Quicker Notes, Better Memory, and Improved Learning

Self-Help > Memory Improvement
Author: Michael Taylor
Mind Maps: Quicker Notes, Better Memory, and Improved Learning 2.0

Mind Mapping is a note-taking system which allows you to take better, faster, and more efficient notes. In conventional note-taking, you write down information line by line. With Mind Maps, you organize the information more in the form of a diagram, starting with a central key idea drawn in the center of the paper.

In addition to enhancing your note taking skills, Mind Maps help you improve your studying, writing, presenting, brainstorming, and creative skills. It is one of the best note taking skills anyone can learn.

Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Historical Fiction > Military > Vietnam War
Author: John Podlaski
Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

When a soldier leaves for war, those left behind often wonder what their loved ones are experiencing. Letters home are always cheerful and vague – no sense in worrying the family. Then upon returning home, these young soldiers do not want to talk about their experiences. Family and friends allege they are now distant, changed, and not the same person they remember from several months earlier. What causes this?

Bloody Mary – A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Author: J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn
Bloody Mary - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory–a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning…

Telesa – The Covenant Keeper

Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Author: Lani Wendt Young
Telesa - The Covenant Keeper

An island of secrets. A girl on fire. An epic battle of the elements. Can love truly conquer all? A thrilling love story inspired by Pacific mythology – featuring a sinister sisterhood of beautiful women with an environmental agenda and a fiery yet vulnerable young woman who must master her gifts – before they destroy her and all those she cares about.

“Readers of Twilight will find many familiar features in Telesa- a strong supernatural element, beautiful young people, school romance, students with cars – and potential for a lot of chaos. But with a difference: here the mythology and school are Samoan. Telesā are powerful women who manipulate elemental forces, sometimes for good, but often not. Males are expendable.

A Lady in Defiance (Romance in the Rockies)

Religious Fiction > Historical

Author: Heather Blanton
A Lady in Defiance (Romance in the Rockies)

Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance. When three good, Christian sisters from his beloved South show up stranded, alone, and offering to open a “nice” hotel, he is intrigued enough to let them stay…especially since he sees feisty middle sister Naomi as a possible conquest. But Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. It would seem however, that God has gone to elaborate lengths to bring them together. The question is, “Why?” Does God really have a plan for each and every life?

The Honk of Zagonk

Author: Pat Hatt, Ozzy Esha
The Honk of Zagonk

Each year there are ancient dragon games to crown the winner of the Cup of Flames. The young dragons all show off their new found flame, hoping the cup will dawn their name.

The year of Zagonk is remembered above them all. It is forever whispered in dragon hall. It was because instead of a flame he honked at his dragon game. Not something a dragon was known to do but away his honk flew.

That was also the year the Frost Giant caused all the dragons fear. But what happens when Zagonk brings his honk near?


… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks and the Kindle Daily Deal here on page 2