JaceVAmor – Unchosen Champion

Riding out the apocalypse on a tropical island isn’t exactly a vacation. When mana arrives on Earth, Coop finds himself isolated in paradise with only one real option to survive. He needs to claim a civilization shard and level up. Coop maximizes his chances by carefully selecting a class and committing to progression. He’ll need to grind thousands of monsters to compete on the system’s leaderboards while upgrading his settlement to represent the factionless.

4.32 / 5
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M.J. Lau – The Virtual Realms Series

Everett Starner is a nobody. He doesn’t play sports. He’s not smart enough to stand out in school. He’s not really good at anything except video games, which would be fine … if they didn’t randomly trigger his epilepsy.That is, until The Interface: the newest gaming accessory that puts the game in your mind. When he plays Realms of Glory, he doesn’t watch Everstarr level up and score loot, he is Everstarr. He becomes the somebody he can never be in real life. It’s fun at first — his clan amasses top-notch loot and rises in the ranks. Everstarr makes...

4.21 / 5
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Tim Paulson – System of Nil

In a world of secrets, he who holds the answers holds the power. Nathan Cheng, known professionally as Nil, is anything but ordinary. With his fourth consecutive game jam win in the bag, he has a lot of big ideas for his own studio, though he lacks the resources to make them real. Even if he did, the gaping hole in his heart from the untimely death of his sister has left him angry and bitter. If only he could have been there. When he wakes up in an arcane world with a system that seems familiar, he’s given an...

4.24 / 5
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ARGAS – Maiden Of The Splitting Moon

Born from tragedy, she wields a blade of death, shining under the moonlight. Each swing takes hundreds of lives, each step leaves a trail of corpses, every move capable of dividing the stars. Her journey is not for the faint of heart as it is a solitary path drenched in blood. But only on this road will she will heal from the scars of the past.

4.56 / 5
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Rachel Aaron & Travis Back – Forever Fantasy Online (FFO)

A raiding guild gets trapped in the game! A high-stakes gamer adventure from the best-selling author of THE LEGEND OF ELI MONPRESS and NICE DRAGONS FINISH LAST. In the real world, twenty-one-year-old library sciences student Tina is invisible and under-appreciated, but in the VR-game Forever Fantasy Online, she’s Roxxy–fearsome warrior, respected leader, and main tank of a top-tier raiding guild. In the real world, James is a college drop-out drowning in debt, but in FFO he’s famous–an explorer who’s collected every item, gotten every achievement, and done every quest. Both Tina and James need the game more than they care...

3.88 / 5
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JJ Bookerson – Bonded Summoner

Delving dungeons by day, relaxing with cute monster girls at night. When a God of War barged into his apartment, Jake had no idea what to expect… but it wasn’t being forced into a never-ending war against evil invaders, or that the battle would strangely resemble the MMORPG games he loved. Working hard and building himself up from almost nothing, Jake would need every bit of knowledge and preparation to master his new class of Summoner. Joined by a sly Demoness with an ancient past and a shy Valkyrie hoping to prove herself in battle, they’ll find excitement and enjoyment...

4.30 / 5
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Miles English – In Another World

Don’t bring a sword to a gunfight… Unless it has +5 radiant damage. Henry’s life as a valiant defender of the realm is over—stolen away when he is transported to a strange new world. Instead of horses and swords, it has cars, rent, hamburgers, and a gun-toting part-time waitress named Shana. There isn’t much use for a white knight atop a fiery steed… or is there? Thankfully, Henry’s ability to level up and unlock powerful new skills hasn’t abandoned him. In fact, Shana is starting to level up, too. But there’s a catch. Turns out, they’ve caught the attention of...

4.22 / 5
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Gary Spechko – The Hero of the Valley

Duncan grew up in an isolated valley, determined to become a hero of legend. When he is flung through a portal to a land far from his home, he must survive and grow stronger quickly. New forces led by powerful otherworldly beings are beginning to make their presence felt, and he has been chosen by Medim’s absent gods to face them. Assuming, of course, that he can navigate a society he doesn’t entirely understand and find allies he can trust.

4.49 / 5
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J.F. Danskin – Sparta Online

Locked in a never-ending war, the city of Technoburbia strives to emulate the military genius of ancient Sparta. To do so, recruits like 15-year-old Troy will enter Sparta Online, learning the skills and mindset of the Spartan hoplite soldiers of old. Now, Troy finds himself forced into a battle for survival. Facing hunger and having to fight with his fellow soldiers for the most basic of equipment, he is sure that death in the simulation would have dire consequences. But why are the young recruits being sent on increasingly deadly quests, ill-equipped and with no guidance from their captains? And...

4.04 / 5
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Miles Cameron – Masters and Mages

Aranthur is a student. He showed a little magical talent, is studying at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special. Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques. But none of them are with him when he breaks his journey home for the holidays in an inn. None of them step in to help when a young woman is thrown off a passing stage coach into the deep snow at the side of the road. And none of them are drawn into a fight to protect her. One of the others might have realised she was manipulating him all along . . .

4.05 / 5
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