Handpicked Kindle Books for Jul 22 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, July 22. Today we’re featuring books in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres.


A Touch of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella by Lara Adrian







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of her gifts. Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object’s past–a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade’s history.In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he’d see the blade again… (more)


The Lead Cloak by Erik Hanberg







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Byron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth. Except the people who tried to kill him. By 2081, privacy no longer exists. The Lattice enables anyone to re-live any moment of your life. People can experience past and present events — or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead. Most people love it. Some want to destroy it. Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from the most dangerous attack in its history. Now he must find those responsible. But there’s a question nobody’s asking: does the Lattice deserve to be saved? The answer may cost… (more)


Everywhere But No Place by Mark Foster







Genre(s): Sci-fi

It is the year 2042. Prisons all over the European Union are bursting at the seams. Hans Schleiman, a criminal psychologist, has developed a new system for rehabilitating prisoners. He proposes that they be housed in virtual reality units where they spend the entirety of their sentence. Schleiman has developed software that aids the Subject’s rehabilitation and he has built a new breed of supercomputer to oversee the process – the Hosts. The UK is the first country to try the scheme and Denver is one of the first of a hundred Subjects to be inserted into the Schleiman Tanks after… (more)


Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo







Genre(s): Horror

It was a flu season like no other. With the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try and attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country convulsed, collapsed, and died, only to be reborn. With a taste for brains, blood, and bodies, these modern-day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged… (more)


Breathless by Scott Prussing







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, insisting sunlight hurt her skin because she’d been bitten by a one-fanged vampire.But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. But when her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to consider all these and more. She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot–so… (more)


The Key by Jennifer Anne Davis







Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

His father’s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he’s falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect? An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past… All she wants is to be free. What she doesn’t realize is that freedom comes with a price she can’t afford to pay. She’s forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone… (more)


IceFlight by Casey Lea







Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

Darsey Ice never thought her first trip past Jupiter would claim the lives of her crew. But then she hadn’t expected to become the first person to make contact with aliens either. Kidnapped, enslaved and lost on the Outer Rim of a mighty civilization light-years from Earth, the only person she can turn to is her enigmatic new owner. A dishonored outcast, he is just as alone as Darsey. Exiled by his people and struggling to survive, the last thing he wants is a rebellious primitive as a slave. She complicates his efforts to hide a dangerous secret and… (more)


Outage by T.W. Piperbrook







Genre(s): Horror

When newlyweds Abby and Rob awaken, the power is out, the neighborhood is covered in snow, and the house is freezing.They’ll soon find out that the storm is the least of their worries.Somewhere outside, something else is lurking. Waiting for the chance to strike… (more)


Born Lucky, Book One of The JD Chronicles by Chris Dougherty







Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

At three days old, JD was blown clear of the explosion that killed his mysterious parents and set him on a path of uneasy discovery. A reluctant psychic, JD chooses to live in the safe world of a mental institution, unable to control the things he ‘sees’–sometimes with unwelcome, and even dangerous, consequences.Join JD as he tries to help find a young couple who go missing in the forbidding Pine Barrens of South Jersey… (more)


Lacuna by David Adams







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology.It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die… and nothing is ever the same again. Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao… they are the enemy. She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the “demons”, the TFR Beijing. Her task is simple. Find who attacked Earth and why… then stop them… (more)


Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic







Genre(s): Sci-fi

In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina – the first six-inch-tall winged girl – as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six ‘Toms’ were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human… (more)


Locked by C.B. Day







Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

Hope Carmichael’s entire life has been defined by her random abduction by a stranger at age 4. Now 15, and hoping to escape the constricting life imposed by her father, she moves back to Atlanta to live with her estranged mother. Once there she enjoys her newfound freedom and blossoms under the unexpected friendship of an enigmatic and charismatic boy who takes her under her wing. As she gets drawn into helping a young victim of human trafficking as part of a school project, however, she discovers her abduction all those years ago may not have been so random, and… (more)


The China Pandemic by A. R. Shaw







Genre(s): Sci-fi

What the world dreads most has happened – a mutated avian flu pandemic has ravaged the global population. Whether accidental or intentional, only two percent of the population has survived. In the Pacific Northwest, a dying mother recognizes that her young child is among the immune. What will she do to ensure his survival before her own death? Meanwhile, as natural predators invade urban areas, Graham has buried his last remaining family member and promised to carry out his father’s advice to make it to the family cabin. He meets with triumph and tragedy learning new rules along the way. Just… (more)


No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller by M.P. McDonald







Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

The government can do anything they want to him — anything at all… Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty — but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead of a thank you, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. He’s just a regular guy — a photographer — who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. Tragedies he’s driven to prevent. His frantic warnings about 9/11… (more)


Cades Cove: The Curse of Allie Mae by Aiden James







Genre(s): Horror, Mystery

Buried deep in a ravine in the picturesque Smoky Mountains is a very dark secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth ‘keepsake’ bag and a broken tooth. A human tooth. Miriam begs David to hand the bag and tooth over to park officials, but he ignores his wife’s pleas and secretly keeps the ‘harmless’ items. The action opens a doorway that had been closed for nearly a hundred years and unleashes hell on earth, or at least hell in the lives of David and Miriam.Following the brutal murder of his best friend… (more)