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About Cheri Lasota
USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Cheri Lasota is a freelance author, designer and editor. Her bestselling debut novel, Artemis Rising, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards. Cheri also helped found the Paradisi Chronicles, a massive open-source sci-fi universe set on the fictional planet, New Eden. Her Paradisi Exodus series focuses on the early years of the human exodus from Earth to the new planet. Cheri’s most recent project is her ambitious Historical Fantasy series, Immortal Codex, which explores the lives of immortals throughout history.
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In this title in the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' series of speculative fiction anthologies created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, discover tales of dark futures, tragic pasts, and a present that’s run off the rails are presented in landscapes as varied as their authors’ imaginations.
Set in bestselling worlds fully realized by their authors, these stories unfold as seen through the eyes of animals — tamed and feral, domestic and savage — as they traverse a world of perdition where often their capacity for nobility and self-sacrifice transcends our own.
Enter these worlds with some of the most inventive authors writing today, including USA Today bestselling authors David Adams and Cheri Lasota, Wall Street Journal bestselling authors Daniel Arthur Smith and Ann Christy, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner Rysa Walker.
Dystopian deserts, post-apocalyptic mountain ranges, the medieval English countryside, the far reaches of the galaxy - in each of these and more, animals and their human companions discover heart-stopping adventure among the ruins - and you will, too.
Discover 'Chronicle Worlds'. Discover 'Tails of Dystopia'.
"The best place to discover new SF authors, I think, is any of the anthologies coming from Samuel Peralta"
-- Hugh Howey, NY Times bestselling author of Wool
"A powerful new voice in speculative fiction"
-- Nick Webb, USA Today bestselling author of the Legacy Fleet trilogy
About the Author
Created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, and edited by some of the most-respected editors in the genre, The Future Chronicles is the #1 bestselling anthology series that brings together work from visionary new voices and from the grandmasters of modern speculative fiction.
Its unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes - A.I., aliens, time travel, robots, dragons, telepaths, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday - has made it one of the most acclaimed anthology series of the digital era.
In the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to escape a devastated Earth focus on constructing spaceships to colonize the world they call New Eden, in the Paradisi System. But the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaerans, although human in appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and their descendants do not…
In this latest title in the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' series of speculative fiction anthologies, twelve authors take us on that incredible journey with adventurers, scientists and colonists, as they push the boundaries against the unknown, against alien civilization, and themselves.
Discover Chronicle Worlds. Discover Paradisi.
Genre: Near-Future Scifi, Apocalyptic Earth, Colonization, First Contact
A new galaxy.
A new set of challenges for Solomon Reach.
Solomon Reach and his crew may have survived the gatejump to Andromeda galaxy, but a whole new set of catastrophes await on the other side.
A wormhole collision mid-jump has left the SS Challenge disabled outside of Janua Station, presumably built by the other humans who arrived two years earlier. Except this station looks like it was built a century ago. A mission to explore the seemingly deserted station leads to disaster as the vulnerable SS Challenge succumbs to a well-planned mutiny.
If Solomon doesn’t make it back to the ship in time to save the hostaged crew from his old nemesis Mads Graversen, he will die aboard Janua Station hundreds of thousands of miles from the planet he’s waited a lifetime to reach: New Eden.
Sideris Gate, Book 1 of the Paradisi Exodus Series
Genre: Near-Future Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic Earth, Colonization, First Contact
The last ship to leave. A new galaxy awaits. And time is running out.
In near future 2094, Earth is on the brink of nuclear winter. A secret
evacuation is already underway, and Solomon Reach and his crew have
guaranteed passage on the last ship to leave for colonization and
exploration of a new planet in the Andromeda galaxy. When Solomon learns of
a betrayal that will have catastrophic consequences, he is faced with an
impossible choice: who will live and who will die?
The Paradisi Chronicles Universe
In the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to
escape an increasingly devastated Earth focus their power and wealth on
constructing spaceships that will allow a select few to leave Earth and
colonize the world they call New Eden. Here, on their new home in the
Paradisi System, these Founding Families hope to avoid the environmental
and political disasters that were destroying Earth. But they find that the
world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaerans,
although human in their appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and
their descendants find both intriguing and frightening…
The Paradisi Chronicles is an open-source multi-author sci-fi universe set
in a fictional planetary system in the Andromeda galaxy. Built by seven
founding members of the group, Paradisi Chronicles has grown by leaps and
bounds as more and more authors continue to explore 200 years of history
spanning the flight from an apocalyptic Earth to the settling and expansion
of the Paradisi System.
But the darker the gift, the higher the blood price—and I have paid it all.
At the moment of my making, at the turn of the first millennium amid the glories and horrors of Ancient Rome, two men died with me. Both reborn in my immortal blood, one became my lover and the other my enemy. I promised the unspeakable to save Lucius from Clarius.
The bargain, once struck, was simple: die with Clarius once a year to keep Lucius safe for an eternity.
* For those who love stories in the vein of Anne Rice, this is a fresh and unusual twist on vampire lore.
Rejected by her father and yet determined to be her mother’s daughter, Eva takes on the tragic destiny of her namesake: the mythological Arethusa.
Shipwrecked on foreign shores, Eva finds herself torn between the dark and dangerous shipowner's son and the kind-hearted orphan boy who rescues her.
Faced with an impossible choice, Eva must heed the troubling warnings of her goddess-touched visions before her fated destiny destroys them all.
Set against the lush backdrop of 1890s Azores Islands, this Historical Fantasy Romance won First Place in the Chanticleer Cygnus Awards and was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
"Wish I could give it 10 stars. Love it. The story grabs you and puts you in such suspense and over the edge until the end." -
"Left me breathless and spellbound. I wanted to live inside its pages." - Karen Hooper, Author of Tangled Tides
The planet New Eden awaits... but Evie may never reach it.
When Tavian begs Evie to smuggle his dog, Frankie, down to the planet New Eden, she has no idea how dangerous such a simple request will be. From a firefight to imprisonment to a chance encounter with an alien species, Evie discovers that little Frankie’s courage will be the key to everyone’s survival.
The Paradisi Chronicles UniverseIn the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to escape an increasingly devastated Earth focus their power and wealth on constructing spaceships that will allow a select few to leave Earth and colonize the world they call New Eden. Here, on their new home in the Paradisi System, these Founding Families hope to avoid the environmental and political disasters that were destroying Earth. But they find that the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaeran, although human in their appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and their descendants find both intriguing and frightening…
AboutThe Paradisi Chronicles is an open-source multi-author scifi universe set in a fictional planetary system in the Andromeda galaxy. Built by seven founding members of the group, Paradisi Chronicles has grown by leaps and bounds as more and more authors continue to explore 200 years of history spanning the flight from an apocalyptic Earth to the settling and expansion of the Paradisi System. Cheri Lasota's first book, Paradisi Escape, covers the escape of the lower class Reacher group as they leave the Solar System on the 11th and final ship. Cheri's Paradisi Exodus Series follows the Reachers across galaxies as they struggle to thrive on worlds that would wish they had never survived at all.
Using only her psychokinesis and earthtouch skills, Seren is destined to face a prophesied meteor alone, but she knows in her heart she hasn't the strength to withstand such power. Yet there is one other willing to stand with her if she would let him: Idris.
But Idris has been experimenting in secret, and Seren knows his life-saving skill was born out of the deaths of those dear to her. Should she accept his help? And even if she does, will it be enough to save her people before it’s too late?
I am Leander.
A Scot. A warrior. A murderer. A vampire.
But strength beyond imagining means nothing if it could not save the one I love. And, by God, I did love her.
Now my maker has tasked me to find another soul to claim for her army. A nun in Venice, a woman lost and afraid.
The need for the life draw of my maker is as strong as the need to protect. Yet soon I will have to make an impossible choice. If she does not join us… I will be forced to take her life.
* For those who love stories in the vein of Anne Rice, this second book in the Immortal Codex series is a fresh and unusual twist on the origin of vampires.
Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. Tiria Lucas, the lightkeeper's daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go.
The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own... When Finnian and Tiria uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1935, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.
Half-contemporary, half-historical, Echoes in the Glass is a cross-genre novel that offers mystery, romance, and a touch of paranormal.
"Lovely romantic read, well-developed characters that were easy to connect to." --Luke22, Reviewer
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