Ask

Ask

Aelius Blythe

Science Fiction & Fantasy

In a world where anonymity is banned, holding an alias is a serious offense and nicknames are guarded like gold.Could virtual reality be used to explore the galaxy? Dave and his friend Jon think so. When they decode an alien message they discover a three-dimensional environment populated by virtual aliens with an invitation to join the Galactanet. But Dave and Jon can only take up this offer by becoming virtual themselves. Things get more complicated as a hacker in the employ of a certain Dr. Werner infiltrates Dave's virtual reality system, causing mayhem. Soon Dr. Werner's machinations threaten the very existence of the Galactanet itself. Can Dave and his friends come up with a way to save the galaxy?
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Richard

Richard

Aelius Blythe

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Richard is hopeful when his spaceship crashes on an inhabited planet. But with his friend hurt in the crash, and medical supplies on this planet strangely expensive, hope begins to fade.Named for heaven, the kingdom of Elessia once served as a beacon to the world. Now its name has become a byword for decadence. When Lord Prince Marcus de Pilars hears the beginnings of a vast conspiracy from the lips of his dying mother, he sets out to uncover the motives lurking behind the war his father waged. With the help of Kaelyn Beauvais--a sharp-tongued courtesan nursing a long-hidden desire--and Vernon de Gauthier--a near-disturbingly prolific womanizer with a weakness for apples--Marcus slowly unearths the truth: his country lies on the brink of collapse. And soon, the vanquished nation of Kydona will rise to settle a generation-old score.In Elessia’s debauched court, the threat goes unheeded. Marcus’s romances bloom and just as quickly wither. Blood is shed, lives extinguished. It matters little. Quarrel and murder, lust and love, right and wrong—the lines that separate these are hopelessly blurred in the throes of court intrigue. And the difference between each rests on a knife edge so sharp that even a hero cannot tell them apart.Kydona is the first installment in its series. The story continues in Kydona: From Ashes.
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Stories About Things

Stories About Things

Aelius Blythe

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Death preserved forever in drops of maple syrup - a name just out of reach - a bear's growl - a door that leads to... nowhere, and a man who walks through it. These are the stories of things: some just this side of reality, some just that side of... somewhere else.Shy librarian Sabrina has had her heart set on Robert, her hunky, reserved colleague, for months. Now she's taking matters into her own hands. . . and anywhere else she can manage. But once she's had her way with him, will she end up with the love match she craves even more than his luscious body? A short, H-O-T contemporary romance, Pearls of Passion is 6,000 words (about 15 pages).Review:"An excellent short story, where a long-simmering attraction finally explodes in a sexy encounter at the library! I loved the setting, the high heat level, and the promise that these characters have a great romance ahead of them. Chantilly White delivers, with enough characterization and heated lovemaking to make any reader breathless."-Anthea Lawson
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World

World

Aelius Blythe

Science Fiction & Fantasy

This is OUR Nature: Here are the windows that look onto distant corners of the earth. Here are the shelves of infinite libraries. Here is the hive mind, the lone voice, the compulsive intellect, the wild creative. HERE is our world.
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Skyland One

Skyland One

Aelius Blythe

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Skyland is drying up. Nine ships are set to leave for a new colony. But flying into the Sky is an affront to the heavens and the Sky Reverends will not allow it. Destroying the ships - the abominations that fly into the holy Sky - is a great honor, one Harper should gladly give his life for. The Sky Reverends instill in their followers one lesson: the Sky is sacred and flying is an affront to the Heavens. Raised by a Reverend, Harper Fields learned to obey and agree. But he doesn't agree. Not really. And in one daring moment he chooses not to obey, instead boarding the ship he was meant to destroy.
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Stories About Things

Stories About Things

Aelius Blythe

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Death preserved forever in drops of maple syrup - a name just out of reach - a bear's growl - a door that leads to... nowhere, and a man who walks through it. These are the stories of things: some just this side of reality, some just that side of... somewhere else.
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