Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 4 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, September 4. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

Origin – Season One by Nathaniel Dean James

Genre(s): Sci-fi

What could an assassination program begun by the Nixon administration and a malfunctioning camera on board NASA’s Voyager II space probe possibly have in common? To Francis Moore, finding the answer is about to become a matter of life and death.Uprooted by a chance encounter from a promising career in the Marine Corps and thrust onto the front line of the country’s clandestine ”war on terror”, Francis has few illusions left about the world and how it works. In an attempt to atone for his complicity in one of the more egregious of the CIA’s covert operations, he resolves… (more)

Ted Saves the World by Bryan Cohen

Genre(s): Paranormal, Sci-fi

Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager—-until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams.After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she… (more)

Ready to Were: Shift Happens Series Book One by Robyn Peterman

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

I never planned on going back to Hung Island, Georgia. Ever.I was a top notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago where I had everything I needed … a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs and Dwayne … my gay, Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I’d left and I’d rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank.Hank the Tank Wilson was the six foot three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life, Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the… (more)

Taming Fire by Aaron Pogue

Genre(s): Fantasy

Book One of The Dragonprince’s Legacy.Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He’s the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance at finding honor or a home is a desperate dream of joining the King’s Guard.Then Daven receives a new future when Master Claighan invites him to study magic at the Academy. The wizard offers to make him into a new kind of soldier: a swordsman equally skilled with forged blades and… (more)

Port Casper by Corey Ostman

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Grace Donner longs to work as a protector outside of her Cloister. But when forbidden technology results in her expulsion, Grace learns that upholding the law is anything but simple.Port Casper is a technological megalopolis, its corporations clashing in a patent war. Inventions are commodities, inventors traded like currency. Holding a patent can make you a fortune, or make you a target. The latest rumors have traced a bullseye around Grace’s oldest friend, Raj Chanho, and it’s her boss with a hand on the trigger.As Grace sinks into a world of vendettas, espionage, and forced modification, she will… (more)

The Spider and the Fly by C.E. Stalbaum

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Humanity lies in ruin. The once invincible human empire has crumbled, and refugees struggle to survive on backwater colonies and broken ghettos on the fringes of the galaxy. Worst of all, any child born with a spark of psychic potential is hunted down by elite telepathic operatives of the ruling alien government. But now, with the entire species on the brink of extinction, everything is about to change–For nearly ten years Jenavian Vale has faithfully served the Convectorate as a Spider, tracking down and capturing potential telepaths before their powers grow out of control. But when she finally catches… (more)

Incarnation: Wandering Stars Volume One by Jason Tesar

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Humanity’s greatest enemies will be revealed!Since the ages before time was measured, the angelic races have existed. Unseen by our eyes, they move through creation, shaping our world, sustaining our existence, and battling demonic hordes. But the war is changing; the battle lines are expanding into new frontiers and the next epoch is emerging.Centuries after the first humans were exiled from their home, their descendants have pushed eastward into a prehistoric wilderness. In a land shrouded by mist and superstition, primitive tribes struggle to establish new civilizations, unaware that their world is about to change forever.Weary from… (more)

The Android Chronicles Book One: The Android Defense by Marling Sloan

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Luke is an android – the world’s first android.Created in a lab called Argonaut Laboratories by a genial scientist and inventor named Dr. Jason Miles, Luke begins his existence unaware of the extraordinary, dangerous journey ahead of him, and the effect his existence will have on the world.Luke’s burgeoning relationship with Mandelie Miles – Dr. Miles’s daughter – is risky enough, but when Dr. Miles mysteriously disappears, Luke and Mandelie are swept into a whirlwind of events that bring them to the edge of an imminent “android revolution,” and a clash with Damian Foster, the billionaire tech tycoon who has an eye for… (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)

The Lord of the Plains by Sarah Chapman

Genre(s): Fantasy

In an empty and dangerous world, the human city of Astar shines as a lone beacon of peace, free from the constant warring of the inhuman, gemeng tribes of the Plains. Aerlid, a man neither human nor gemeng, tricks his way into Astar with his charge, a young gemeng named Riley.In the human city, she experiences a type of fear and oppression foreign to her, and longs for the freedom of the world beyond the city walls.Unbeknownst to her, the world is changing. To the north, another human city is discovered, where the people do not constantly fear invasion… (more)

The Siren by Meg Xuemei X

Genre(s): Fantasy

Lucienne Lam, born to rule as the last of the Sirens, is running out of time. If she fails to find the TimeDust, an ancient power, her enemies will have their wish–her head on a spike. And she’ll never know the love promised by Vladimir, a fierce warrior of the Czech royal bloodline. Except Ashburn, a genius ‘farm boy,’ has found the TimeDust first, and its power binds Lucienne to him. She must convince him to sever this forced bond so she can return to her first love. But breaking the link seems insurmountable when the TimeDust launches its… (more)

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

Genre(s): Fantasy

Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there’s a murderer to deal with — not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse. In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines — something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s… (more)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Genre(s): Fantasy

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her… (more)

The Lost Fleet: Galactic Search: A Slaver Wars Novel by Raymond L. Weil

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The battle at the galactic center had been a great victory for the Federation and the Alliance. But it had tremendous costs. The Battleship Avenger and her fleets had vanished being drawn into a great white vortex at the moment of victory. For over four years, the mystery of what had happened to the Avenger had haunted the Federation. The last two survivors of the Special Five have built a powerful exploration cruiser to go off in search of the lost fleets. They are convinced that the fleets have survived and are trapped in another galaxy. What they find in… (more)

The Cutting Room: A Time Travel Thriller by Edward W. Robertson

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

In the future, there are many parallel Earths–but only one of them has time travel. Known as Primetime, its criminals break into the pasts of other worlds, far beyond the reach of conventional police.Blake Din is the top agent of the Cutting Room, the group tasked with stopping these trespassers. After a mission to undo the murder of a young boy, he uncovers extensive damage to another world’s timeline–and a conspiracy that reaches all the way back to Primetime… (more)