Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 15 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Fantasy/Science Fiction Friday

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 15 and we’re featuring fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror novels. Enjoy!


Nightmare House by Douglas Clegg







Genre(s): Horror

Claiming his inheritance, Ethan Gravesend unlocks long-buried secrets within a sinister mansion and awakens its nest of hungry spirits in this chilling gothic horror novel of ghosts and psychic phenomena within the most haunted house in the world, the Gravesend legacy begins.Psychic manifestations, poltergeist activity, hallucinations, and other residue of terror have all been documented in Harrow. It is a place of paranormal nightmare.Ethan doesn’t suspect the horror that awaits him — the terror of the woman trapped within the house, the visions of occult rituals and psychic manifestation — and the endless crying of an unseen child… (more)


Wild-born by Adrian Howell







Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

A telekinetic teenager. A telepathic child. A psionic war.When young Adrian Howell discovers he possesses powerful telekinetic abilities, he is plunged into a sinister world of warring paranormal factions and terrifying government organizations. Adrian must discover what really happened to his missing sister. But to do this, he will first have to find his place among fugitives like himself, and protect the life of a deeply scarred child who can speak only through her mind… a child who will change Adrian’s life forever.Wild-born is the first book of Adrian Howell’s Psionic Pentalogy: a supernatural adventure series with… (more)


Of Ice and Snow by Amber Argyle







Genre(s): Fantasy

Never bargain with the fae… The fourth, throwaway son of the clanchief, Otec witnesses his faraway mountain village come under attack by raiders while all the other men are off to war. Cut off from his clan, he must trust a foreign woman stalked by a dark, mysterious magic as they race to save his people. Dodging enemies, Otec soon discovers that what he thought was a mere raid is actually a full-scale invasion. The woman helping him — the one he’s developing feelings for — is not only one of the raiders, she’s also his best chance of survival. In… (more)


The Harvesting: The Harvesting Series Book 1 by Melanie Karsak







Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror

The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone.”While Layla Petrovich returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla’s cool head, fast blade and itchy trigger finger to survive the undead apocalypse that’s upon them. But even that may not be enough. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek power… (more)


The Mongoliad by Greg Bear







Genre(s): Fantasy

A small band of warriors and mystics raise their swords to save Europe from a bloodthirsty Mongol invasion. Inspired by their leader (an elder of an order of warrior monks), they embark on a perilous journey and uncover the history of hidden knowledge and conflict among powerful secret societies that had been shaping world events for millennia.But the saga reaches the modern world via a circuitous route. In the late 19th century, Sir Richard F. Burton, an expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, is approached by a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados about translating a collection… (more)


Breath of Air by Katie Jennings







Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller

Capri Summers earned her last name in honor of the season she was found, abandoned in a dark alleyway in Richmond, Virginia. The orphanage remained her home until her eighteenth birthday, when she had no choice but to leave with nothing but a duffle bag and the clothes on her back. That, and her secret gift. Her ability to call upon the wind, to form clouds out of thin air, and to coax birds into dancing on her open palm. It made her different, when all she wanted was to be normal. Little did she know, her gift made her… (more)


Landfall by John McWilliams







Genre(s): Sci-fi

In Alberta, Canada, at the foot of Dead Horse Mountain, a space capsule is discovered–a capsule that shouldn’t exist. Thirty years earlier, Dr. Jan Lee, American entrepreneur and space tourist, purportedly destroyed this craft when he blew up the International Space Station in an act of unexplained sabotage. That event has since inspired conspiracy theories ranging from espionage to alien invasion.Special Agents Lauren Madison and Ellis Cole have been assigned to investigate. But inside the capsule they find an even greater mystery: the remnants of a three-decade-old time-messaging experiment that could, within days, usher in… (more)


Cornerstone by Kelly Walker







Genre(s): Fantasy

When Emariya Warren learns enemy forces have captured her father, she’ll do anything to save him. Anything. Even marry a mysterious prince she knows nothing about in order to rally the strength to arrange a rescue. During her journey to Torian’s foreign castle, Emariya comes face to face with her mother’s killers–and a deadly secret.Not only does Emariya possess a powerful but unexpected magical gift passed down through each of her families, the prince she’s promised to marry possesses a third, and an ominous prophecy has warned the three gifts must never be combined.If she breaks her… (more)


In the House of Mirrors by Tim Meyer







Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

When Ritchie Naughton, amateur photographer, stumbles upon a house in the woods, strange things start happening. His camera captures images that should not exist, things that cannot be explained. Soon, he’ll realize that the people of Red River, New Jersey are in terrible danger. A darkness grows within the house, threatening them all.The House of Mirrors is open, and once you see yourself in, there’s no way out… (more)


Inferno Park by JL Bryan







Genre(s): Thriller, Horror/Paranormal

Carter was only twelve when he witnessed the disaster that killed more than a hundred people at Starland Amusement Park. Five years later, Carter’s hometown is no longer a busy Florida panhandle resort, but a slowly dying town full of empty motels and attractions rusting behind chains and padlocks.Now something evil stirs in the ruins of the old amusement park… something with an alluring siren song drawing visitors into the dark mysteries of the forbidden world behind the gate. Something with an appetite for restless, yearning souls.Carter reluctantly returns to the old park in the company of a… (more)


Road To Shandara: Book One of the Safanarion Order Series by Ken Lozito







Genre(s): Fantasy

Sometimes it’s the wanderers that blaze a path through the darkest night. Aaron Jace had a normal life until they came for him. Now he’s being hunted. Assassins will stop at nothing to find him. Aaron is from Earth, his family is not. He is the last scion of an ancient and powerful family. Thrust into another world, Aaron must find his way to the one man who can help him survive. The Road to Shandara is the first book in the captivating epic fantasy series readers describe as compelling and full of suspense. This refreshing blend of magic and… (more)


Dance of Destinies by John Daulton







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Pernie Grayborn presses on in her march toward becoming an assassin and the instrument of the elves. But that process forces her onto another world, one where she is the alien. Worse, the distance threatens to destroy her chance of realizing her heart’s true desire: the death of Orli Pewter and, with it, the chance to marry Sir Altin Meade.But fate may be helping her with that.Altin and Orli are in trouble. The newlyweds are trapped on an alien spacecraft in which the laws of nature seemed to have abandoned them–and the laws of magic, too! If… (more)