Handpicked Kindle Books for Mar 24 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers! Here are our eBook picks for Friday, March 24. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

Lady of Devices: A steampunk adventure novel by Shelley Adina

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Fantasy

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a… (more)

Loathing Magic by Guido De Palma

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

Elydia is a young Mage who believes in her freedom and… in love at first sight.Four love stories, four different men, four trials of the heart. Until one day Magic – that she never liked – will reward her with the greatest gift: a son, whose destiny is written in the pages of Time.”Loathing Magic” is the first prequel story to Ankan Saga… (more)

Mission: Flight To Mars by V. A. Jeffrey

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Bob Astor is a Quality Assurance agent working at Vartan Inc. Lately his days have been stressful, to say the least. Butting heads with upper management has put his career on life support. A surprising change in circumstance has Bob going on a business trip to the moon city, Langrenus. On the way, he meets one of the delegates on board the Starbird, a desperate man with a dark past and a very dangerous secret. Through a mysterious series of events Bob finds himself in the middle of an interplanetary crises that no one knows about. These secrets could change… (more)

Insanity by Cameron Jace

Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Thriller

After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when… (more)

Time Traders by Andre Norton

Genre(s): Sci-fi

DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY OF TIMEIntelligence agents have uncovered something which seems beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USA’s greatest adversary on the world stage is sending its agents back through time! And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with technologies–and weapons–far beyond our most advanced science. We have only one option: create time-transfer technology ourselves, find the opposition’s ancient source . . . and take it down.When small-time criminal Ross Murdock and Apache rancher Travis Fox stumble separately onto America’s secret time travel project, Operation Retrograde, they are faced with… (more)

First Wave: A Post-Apocalypse Novel by JT Sawyer by JT Sawyer

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

Special Forces veteran Travis Combs just wanted to forget his weary years of leading combat missions while taking an extended rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. As he and his group complete a 22-day trip on the Colorado River, they find the world has unraveled from a deadly pandemic. Now, he has to show his small band how to live off the land and cross the rugged Arizona desert, while evading blood-drinking zombies, gangs of cartel bikers, and a rogue government agency… (more)

The Warning by Jonas Saul

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror

Sarah Roberts has spent the last four years helping people stay alive and escape near death experiences as messages from the dead come to her.She receives a daunting communication from the Other Side regarding her sister’s murderer and where she can find him. The message isn’t clear enough to confirm the man’s identity, causing Sarah to wonder about the veracity of the messages coming through.When she receives The Warning, Sarah decides to disregard it.The tables turn and now Sarah’s being hunted instead of being the hunter.How many people have to die to catch one murderer? How… (more)

The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer

Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients’ problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn’t entirely human. Then there’s Caitlin: brilliant, beautiful, and the lethal right hand of a demon prince. A man named Faust… (more)

Hounds of Autumn by Heather Blackwood

Genre(s): Sci-fi

They say that the moor has eyes.It is 1890, and the windswept moors hold dark secrets. Chloe Sullivan is an amateur inventor whose holiday takes a dark turn when her friend and colleague, one of the few female mechanical experts in the British Empire, is murdered.A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but could it have killed a woman? And what secrets are concealed within the dark family manor? Accompanied by her naturalist husband and clockwork cat, Chloe is determined to see her friend’s killer found.But some secrets have a terrible cost… (more)

The Librarian by Eric Hobbs

Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

Wesley Bates thinks his life pretty much sucks. He’s landed at the bottom of his school’s popularity ladder, and bully Randy Stanford seems to be waiting around every corner.The troubled teen thinks he’s found a way to escape his real-world problems when he stumbles upon strange doorways in Astoria’s local library that seem to lead into the extraordinary worlds from all his favorite books. Oz, Neverland, Wonderland — they’re all a reality with Wesley’s new discovery. Wesley teams with best friend Taylor Williams to embark on a great adventure, both ready to leave the drama of middle school behind… (more)

Rosetta by RJ Johnson

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Mystery

Murder, betrayal, the fate of Humanity… it’s all in a day’s work for Jim Meade: Martian P. I.In a slow orbit around the sun, just beyond Mars, a mining colony known as Rosetta houses thousands of Consortium citizens who mine the valuable ore Humanity uses for space travel. Over the last three years, Rosetta has grown exponentially, from a tiny mining colony, into an economic behemoth that threatens the delicate balance of power between The Consortium and Coalition – two nations who are still healing from a devastating nuclear war that turned Earth into a hellscape of hopelessness and despair… (more)

Zombie Society – They Live Among Us by K. Bartholomew

Genre(s): Horror

In August 2016, the President of the United States announced to the nation that he was signing into law Executive Order 14245, The Zombie Assimilation Act. The following day, millions of zombies who were being imprisoned in camps around the country were released into the general population.This is the story of the Quinn family of Boston, Massachusetts, an ordinary American family as they adjust to their new lives, living among zombies in their schools, colleges, hospitals, workplaces … Everywhere… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #9, an award-winning historical coming-of-age novel:
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton