Handpicked Kindle Books for Aug 18 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Fantasy Friday

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, August 18. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

New World: a Frontier Fantasy Novel by Steven W. White

Genre(s): Fantasy

Across the sea lies a newly discovered continent, a world whose forests and beasts are unknown to the recorded memory of elves, dwarves, or men.In this land called Mira, the brutal sacking of a young colony links the fates of two opposite characters: a twelve-year-old printer’s son named Simon Jones and his long-lost uncle Tiberius Bogg, one of Mira’s legendary mountain men.Simon is small, but smart; scared but determined. Bogg, with his raccoon-skin cap and smart-talking grammar abuse, is fast as a splintercat and stealthy as a hidebehind. Together, they turn the tables… (more)

The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

Genre(s): Fantasy

Loch is seeking revenge.It would help if she wasn’t in jail.The plan: to steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but now is in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so Loch–former soldier, former prisoner, current fugitive–must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shapeshifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical warhammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills to help her break into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire and the vault that holds her family’s treasure… (more)

Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue by Hugh C. Howey

Genre(s): Sci-fi

It wasn’t easy for Molly being the only girl in Flight Academy, but getting expelled was even worse. Abandoned by her family when she was young and now tossed from the only home she’s ever known, her future looks bleak.But then Molly hears that her father’s old starship has turned up halfway across the galaxy. Setting off to retrieve the old craft, she hopes it will hold clues to his disappearance. Accompanying her as a chaperone is Cole, her old flight partner from the Academy.Molly can’t believe it. She’s now the proud owner of her own starship. Her… (more)

Daughter of Time:A Time Travel Romance by Sarah Woodbury

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Sci-fi

A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike…A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg’s life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales…Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales–and create their own history that defies the laws of time… (more)

The Colony: Part 1: Arrival by Mark Marinaccio

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A colony of extraterrestrial migrants arrives on Earth hoping to integrate into society but a world, which becomes temporarily united, suddenly becomes inexplicably divided at the discovery that they are all alien-human hybrids.When the alien colony ship appears in the skies above Earth, it carries secrets within it, which are as difficult to comprehend for humankind, as it is for the extraterrestrial travellers themselves.The alien colonists have no memory of life before the ship, but they will discover a shocking truth about just how closely related to the inhabitants of Earth they all are, leading to confusion… (more)

The Returners: Season One Omnibus by Mikey Neumann

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Alex Heton is living a second life and so is his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, Chloe. After a man tries to kill both of them in a restaurant, they reveal to each other that they are the reincarnated bodies and minds of Alexander the Great and Joan of Arc.Before long, they find out that there are many out there like themselves, from Eliot Ness to a thirteen-year-old Albert Einstein. As the group tries to band together and figure out how they have returned, they are hunted by a crazed killer who is just like them: a… (more)

Monster Vice by George P.Saunders

Genre(s): Horror

The time is tomorrow. A meteor storm has allowed monsters of every order to run free across the planet. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and other atrocities are the new bad guys on the block. To contend with this prevalent threat, various law enforcement agencies have created special divisions to deal with the monster epidemic. LAPD has created Monster Vice, and its senior cop is Dick Pitts — a specialist in monster extermination. On a daily basis, Pitts stakes vampires, executes werewolves, and exorcises demons. When his partner is killed, he is assigned a new partner named Curadel — who is in fact… (more)

Vaccination: A Zombie Novel by Phillip Tomasso

Genre(s): Horror

What if the H7N9 vaccination wasn’t just a preventative measure against swine flu? It seemed like the flu came out of nowhere and yet, in no time at all the government manufactured a vaccination. Were lab workers diligent, or could the virus itself have been man-made? Chase McKinney works as a dispatcher at 9-1-1. Taking emergency calls, it becomes immediately obvious that the entire city is infected with the walking dead. His first goal is to reach and save his two children.Could the walls built by the U. S. A. to keep out illegal aliens, and the fact… (more)

Blue Smoke and Madness by Lisa C Hinsley

Genre(s): Horror, Paranormal

Blue smoke and madness: that is what Alex finds when a being only she can see, touch and hear enters her life.Clive is a demon. Not figuratively, but literally – a real life demon complete with red cat-suit and velvet horns. Initially playful and fun, Clive directs Alex’s life deeper and deeper into darkness, despair and death. Is Clive real or is he just inside Alex’s head… (more)

White Flag Of The Dead: A Zombie Novel by Joseph Talluto

Genre(s): Horror

Millions died when the Enillo Virus swept the earth. Millions more were lost when the victims of the plague refused to stay dead, instead rising to slaughter and feed on those left alive. For survivors like John Talon and his son Jake, they are faced with a choice: Do they submit to the dead, raising the white flag of surrender? Or do they find the will to fight, to try and hang on to the last shreds or humanity… (more)

Sleepers by Jacqueline Druga

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A normal spring morning cascades into a nightmare world for Mera Stevens as 1.8 billion children simultaneously fall ill and then vanish from the face of the earth. Her son, Jeremy, is one of them. Increased natural disasters, onslaught of disease and other phenomena throws the world into chaos as it balances on the brink of extinction. With communications down, Mera gathers the courage and strength she needs to trek across a dying country in search of a daughter she desperately hopes is still alive. While en route to Seattle, Mera is joined by others on a similar mission. Their… (more)

The God Virus by Skip Coryell

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Suddenly, the lights went out, not just in one town or village, but all across the world. It was an act of cyber terrorism that plunged the world into the heart of darkness, into the 1000-year night, letting loose the demons of a billion souls, pitting dark against light, causing each person everywhere to choose sides… (more)