Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 2 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, October 2. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

Old Nathan by David Drake

Genre(s): Fantasy

FIFTH YEARS AFTERTHE AMERICAN REVOLUTION,MAGIC IS LOOSE IN THE BACKWOODSThe forces of evil are poised to prey on the folk of the hamlets and hollows: witches, demons, and red-handed men–but first they’ll have to overcome Old Nathan the Wizard.He doesn’t claim much for his magical powers, but they’re real enough for what they are–and besides, he hasn’t forgotten how to use his long flintlock rifle ….Enter the gritty, realistic world of Old Nathan, a backwoodsman who talks to animals and says he’ll face The Devil himself-and who in the end will have… (more)

Fire with Fire by Charles Gannon

Genre(s): Sci-fi

2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth’s Moon–a history-making clandestine project–and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a changed world. Humanity has achieved faster-than-light travel and is pioneering nearby star systems. And now, Riordan is compelled to become an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan’s mission: travel to a newly settled world and investigate whether a primitive local species was once sentient–enough so to have built a lost civilization.However, arriving on site in the Delta Pavonis system, Caine discovers that the job… (more)

Victoria: A Vampire & Paranormal Romance by W.J. May

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

4 authors will each take a different daughter born from the Prince of Darkness, Vlad Montour. (Also known as Vlad the Impaler, an evil villain from history) Blair – Chrissy Peebles Jezebel – Kristen Middleton Victoria – W.J. May Lotus – C.J. Pinard VictoriaOnly Death Could Stop Her NowThe Daughters of Darkness is a series of female heroines who may or may not know each other, but all have the same father, Vlad Montour. Victoria is a Hunter Vampire, one of the last of her kind. She’s the best of the best.When she finds out one of her marks is actually her sister she… (more)

Quantum Tangle by Chris Reher

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Dropping out of sub-space into the wrong galactic sector, Sethran Kada wakes up with a headache and an extraordinary alien aboard his ship. She implores him to help stop the abductions of her people, a newly evolved species emerging from sub-space. Their dangerous potential has caught the attention of rebel factions as well as the ruling Commonwealth. When contact with her kind turns pilots into casualties, the Governors fear an imminent invasion engineered by their rebel enemies.Pursued by Air Command, Seth heads deep into rebel-controlled territory to recover the stolen entities and keep this deadly weapon from… (more)

The Man Who Watched The World End by Chris Dietzel

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The end of man was not signaled by marauding gangs or explosions, but with silence. People simply grew older knowing a younger generation would not be there to replace them. The final two residents in the neighborhood of Camelot, an old man and his invalid brother, are trapped in their house by forests full of cats and dogs battling with the bears and wolves to eat anything they can find. As the man struggles to survive, he recounts all the ways society changed as the human population continued to shrink. THE MAN WHO WATCHED THE WORLD END is the haunting… (more)

Flicker by Kaye Thornbrugh

Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

All her life, strange creatures have flickered at the edge of Lee Capren’s vision, disappearing when she takes a second glance. Though they inspire her artwork, she can’t shake the uneasiness they bring. When she’s spirited away by these capricious faeries, Lee is forced to serve them as a portrait artist.Enter Nasser: His magic has always been more of a curse than a gift, but he’s determined to use it to help others. After a chance encounter with Lee, he risks his safety to bargain for her freedom–and unleashes a danger he can’t yet imagine.What felt like… (more)

Lord of the Black Land: A Dark Epic Fantasy: Part One by Jack Conner

Genre(s): Fantasy

Dark times have come to the kingdom of Felgrad. Once one of the jewels of the Crescent, now the dark powers have turned their gaze upon it, and Giorn Wesrain, son of the baron of Fiarth, has become inextricably drawn into the machinations of the Dark One, along with his beloved Niara, High Priestess of Illiana. Their love will be tested as the armies of the enemy strive against Felgrad. Worse, one of their own, Raugst, is in truth an agent of the Dark Lord, and Raugst will soon bend the barony to his will. If Felgrad falls, so too… (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)

Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn

Genre(s): Fantasy

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving… (more)

Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie

Genre(s): Fantasy

A dying realm.The ancient evil of the Droch-Shuil has been unleashed.The Orchids have been silenced– but for how long? Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She… (more)

Talisman by S E Akers

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

They say a diamond is a girl’s best friend… but sometimes, it’s her destiny.When strangers sweep in to save Shiloh Wallace’s rural West Virginia town, she soon realizes her humdrum “human” life will never be the same.The unnerving telepathic event rocks the suspicious high school senior with questions that leaves her desperately seeking the truth.With freak occurrences mounting at every turn, Shiloh finds herself barreling down an unimaginable path that ultimately leads to her destiny.She is a Talisman, an elemental supernatural being who can wield powers drawn from ancient stones that grant her abilities beyond her wildest dreams.Now, along… (more)

Out of Fire: Hummingbird – Book One by Jonathan Crocker

Genre(s): Sci-fi

At sixteen years old, Deacon Barnes had spent his entire life on the dusty moon of Ophelia, on the outskirts of Republic territory. The son of a farmer, Deacon’s lazy days are spent dreaming of adventure; of escaping his dreary life and visiting distant stars. That dream becomes reality, but hardly in the way he expected. It comes in the dark of night, in the form of fire. Flames bathe his home, his moon attacked by a powerful and mysterious alien race known only as the Ethereals. He’s left for dead, the lone survivor of a brutal massacre. A chance… (more)

Windigo Soul by Robert Brumm

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A Death Sentence on Your 60th Birthday is Just the Beginning…It’s Hank Reed’s birthday. As a citizen of the United Federation of Nations that means a mandatory death sentence simply because he turned sixty years old. Referred to as “retirement,” it’s one of the desperate steps the government has taken to curb overpopulation. Retirement is a widely accepted fact of life on a dying planet ruled by a tyrannical government. Hank’s execution goes ahead as planned but state sponsored euthanasia isn’t what it seems. The Reed family learns what really happens to retirees when secrets the UFN keep from… (more)

The Secret of the Elements by CHRISTOS TSOTSOS

Genre(s): Fantasy, Sci-fi

A bipolar scientist tells the story of his best friend, an atheist avant-garde composer, who has to negotiate with the devil on his grandmother’s soul sale. The 99-year-old woman managed the unthinkable by tricking the devil when she sold him her soul. In order for the transaction to be completed, the devil has to negotiate with the keeper of that soul, her grandson Bartholomew (Barto) Marshal.By doing so the young composer gains access to the secret of the elements. His mind ages one million years and through music and mathematics he envisions the evolution of humanity… (more)

Marked by Sarah Fine

Genre(s): Romance, Sci-fi

In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know–including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis–is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are “Marked” by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain.Unaware of Cacy’s other life, Eli finds himself as mesmerized by his fierce and beautiful partner as he is mistrustful… (more)