Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 23 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, June 23. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


1632 by Eric Flint







Genre(s): Sci-fi

In the year 1632 in northern Germany a reasonable person might conclude that things couldn’t get much worse. There was no food. Disease was rampant. For over a decade religious war had ravaged the land and the people. Catholic and Protestant armies marched and countermarched across the northern plains, laying waste the cities and slaughtering everywhere. In many rural areas population plummeted toward zero. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.In the year 2000 things are going okay in Grantville, West Virginia. The mines are working, the buck are plentiful (it’s deer season… (more)


Dark Fate: The Gathering by Matt Howerter







Genre(s): Fantasy

Princess Sloane is to become a queen. Her marriage will unite the last two human kingdoms of Orundal. As it is not a marriage of choice but of necessity, she struggles with the responsibility laid before her, not knowing that the sacrifice she makes for her homeland will be but the first that she must endure.Her twin sister, Princess Sacha, has been called from her studies at the Monastery to support Sloane in her time of need. Sacha has begun to learn the ways of the arcane and deals with her own troubles concerning the loss of a family… (more)


Kaybree Versus the Angels by Harrison Paul







Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Kaybree has grown up hearing stories of the Angels, mythical beings who used to defend Nordgard from the creatures of the forest. After leaving mankind without guidance for centuries, they returned fifteen years ago, leaving a fiery swath of destruction.When Kaybree is called to the outpost by the forest, home to her mother’s mysterious Vormund Order, she stumbles into the latest Angel attack. Soon she learns that she has the unique power to fight them: the ability to transform into a radiant being of fire and lightning.As she begins to receive visions from Angelic messengers, she delves deeper… (more)


The Frozen Sky: The Novel by Jeff Carlson







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Something is alive inside Jupiter’s ice moon Europa. Robot probes find an ancient tunnel beneath the surface, its walls carved with strange hieroglyphics. Led by elite engineer Alexis Vonderach, a team of scientists descends into the dark… where they confront a savage race older than mankind… (more)


Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart







Genre(s): Sci-fi

The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet–the thing she loves most, aside from Calix–feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she’s recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance… (more)


Wraithsong: Desirable Creatures Series – Book I by E. J. Squires







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Ever since she can remember, Sonia has had to abide by her parents’ ridiculously unfair rules like not being allowed to date or even kiss a guy. The only reason she thinks she’s being held to these rules is when Sonia was eight, she took a sip of her friend’s drink, causing her friend to do everything Sonia asked. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, Sonia is finally about to learn why; she’s a Huldra, a dangerous, yet seductive and magical Norse forest maiden who with just one kiss, has the ability to control humans and appropriate parts of their souls… (more)


The Dinosaur Four by Geoff Jones







Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Ten strangers trapped in time…A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Cafe to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, the cafe is transported 67 million years back in time, along with everyone inside.Time is running out as ten unlikely companions search for a way home, while one member of the group plots to keep them all in the past.Who will survive… (more)


Pyramid Lake by Paul Draker







Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Maverick genius Trevor Lennox has built the government a perfect lie detector: his talking supercomputer, Frankenstein, can read your hidden secrets right off your face. But when he illegally uses it to help his troubled seven-year-old daughter and his DARPA coworkers start dying in gruesome murders, Trevor finds himself fighting to protect everyone and everything he cares about… (more)


Already Seen by Scott Hughey







Genre(s): Sci-fi

It isn’t every day your wife dies in a car accident, twice. For Nathan Summers, discovering he can reset time, and change the future by focusing on a moment in the past, is easily the best thing to happen to him… this week. Okay, ever.He can’t wait to use his ability to get one-up on his perfect, cocky, and successful brother-in-law, Wade, who’s the kind of son his mother always wished she had. Only, Wade knows all about resetting time, and he warns Nathan that they aren’t the only ones who can do it.Alice, is… (more)


A Masquerade of Saints by Nicole Loughan







Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

Small town Cajun Fanchon finds herself in some hot water, along with a few nasty crayfish. The heat gets turned up when she receives an invitation to join New Orleans high society. She’s ready to party until she receives a puzzling message from her favorite psychic to stay alert and wash her hands all night. When the warning seems all but forgotten the phone rings and Fanchon learns she should have been more careful. This adventure takes Fanchon from the bayou to the top of the floats at Mardi Gras with new characters and old friends to help along the… (more)


The Wizard, the Farmer, and the Very Petty Princess by Daniel Fox







Genre(s): Fantasy

The evil undead are marching. As the human kingdoms stand on the brink of extinction, the reluctant farmer Idwal is forced into adventure, shanghaied by a vain princess, tricked out of his money by a cackling miser, and finds much to his surprise that he’s starting to like it all.As he gets swept along he’ll meet reluctant kings, wicked witches, mourning dwarves, and the surprisingly lively undead, as he is caught between the Princess Willuna who seeks to show herself a serious young woman and the wizard Bodolomous who is determined to prove himself The Most Evil Man Alive… (more)


Synthetic by Shonna Wright







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Synthetic designer, Kora Lazar, lives a high-tech, luxurious life as the creator of the world’s most advanced artificial humans, but she longs to remember her past before she awoke at Mirafield ten years ago with amnesia. Her wish is granted a week before her wedding, when her boss and fiance, Randall Williams, packs her off to a dreary gothic castle in Malibu that was once her home. There, she is to perform the first human brain to synthetic body transfer, a procedure that will create the first immortal hybrid and make Mirafield the richest company in the world. The… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #17, an engaging NA romance:
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
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Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 22 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Grab Bag Thursday

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, June 22. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


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)


A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Akira Malone believes in the scientific method, evolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. And ghosts. All the logic and reason in the world can’t protect her from the truth–she can see and communicate with spirits. But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy.Zane Latimer believes in telepathy, precognition, auras, and that playing Halo with your employees is an excellent management technique. He also thinks that maybe, just maybe, Akira Malone can help his family get in touch with their lost loved ones… (more)


Red Hourglass: A Romance Thriller by Scarlet Risque







Genre(s): Thriller, Romance

A powerful, mysterious woman finds a starving homeless girl in a New York subway. She renames the girl Janet and takes her under her wing. Within a few short years, Janet’s transformation is complete. She’s a beautiful young assassin in the White Queen’s covert force. Her code name is Red Hourglass. Janet’s first deep cover assignment is to infiltrate Wilmar Enterprises as Scarlet Walters. She’s hired as the secretary to Wilmar’s Chief Security Officer, Conan Casey. Her mission is to stop Wilmar’s upcoming expansion. Scarlet soon learns that her boss is heir to the billion dollar Wilmar organization, putting him… (more)


Island of Hope by D.L. Thomas







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

There existed an island of crystalline sand, palm trees, exotic birds, and beautiful flowers. It was an island of solitude and repose, of escape. It was his island, his alone, enduring only in the abyss of Delvin’s mind. She was Glory. Beautiful, sweet, dead Glory. Their lives intertwined–her death, his innocence–linked by the hands of a cold-blooded murderer. But somehow she lived, on the invisible island, in the mind of a complete stranger, and the magic of this island enabled her to teach Delvin about the persistence of hope in a hopeless world. It was on this… (more)


Playing Along by Rory Samantha Green







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, YA

Then: George Bryce was an awkward, English schoolboy fantasizing about being in a band. Now: George is frontman of Thesis, an overnight indie scene sensation. Intense, creative and self-deprecating, his childhood dreams have all been fulfilled … so why does George still feel so lost? Then: Lexi Jacobs was a confident Californian high school cheerleader, planning her future marriage and a meaningful career. Now: Lexi is searching for substance in a life full of mishaps. Cautious, bemused and rapidly losing the control she used to rely on, none of her teenage dreams have delivered and she’s left wondering, ”What next… (more)


The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover







Genre(s): Thriller, Paranormal

Daniel Byrne is an investigator for the Vatican’s secretive Office of the Devil’s Advocate–the department that scrutinizes miracle claims. Over ten years and 721 cases, not one miracle he tested has proved true. But case #722 is different; Daniel’s estranged uncle, a crooked TV evangelist, has started speaking in tongues–and accurately predicting the future. Daniel knows Reverend Tim Trinity is a con man. Could Trinity also be something more? The evangelist himself is baffled by his newfound power–and the violent reaction it provokes. After years of scams, he suddenly has the ability to predict everything from natural… (more)


Frost by Kate Avery Ellison







Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead–and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone.After monsters kill her parents, Lia must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest–a young stranger named Gabe–Lia… (more)


The Teriyaki Samurai by Dennis Yates







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Quirky and hilarious, The Teriyaki Samurai is the new quintessential novel of America as seen through the eyes of a disgraced chef forced to take a cross-country trip with a pair of washed-up Sumo wrestlers. As the three misfits travel the country by van, their journey soon opens them up to new found self-knowledge, experience and friendship. A love letter to America and its variety of cultures and landscapes as seen from the highway, The Teriyaki Samurai delivers an unforgettable ride… (more)


The Color of Destiny by Julianne MacLean







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Eighteen years ago a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington’s life forever. Faced with many difficult decisions, she chose to follow her heart and embrace an uncertain future with the father of her baby and her devoted first love.At the same time, in another part of the world, sixteen-year-old Ryan Hamilton makes his own share of mistakes, but learns important lessons along the way. Twenty years later, Kate’s and Ryan’s paths cross in a way they could never expect, which makes them question the possibility of destiny. Even when all seems hopeless, could it be that everything happens… (more)


Happy Hour by Michele Scott







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Every woman has that group of friends in her life – her “go to girls” The friends that she can turn to who “get it.” The ones who are there for you no matter what. The ones who laugh with you and cry with you. The ones that will always be there. These are the women of Napa Valley.Jamie is the editor-in-chief of Wine Lover’s Magazine, a single mother and caretaker to her senile mother-in-law – a woman who thinks her daily caregiver is Dean Martin. Jamie is still recovering, financially and emotionally from the death of… (more)


A Day at the Office by Matt Dunn







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

For most people, Valentine’s Day means flowers, chocolates, and candlelit dinners. But for five of Seek Software’s employees, it’s shaping up to be as much fun as a trip to the dentist.Long-term singleton Sophie has a crush on colleague Nathan but worries he doesn’t even know her name. And is there really any point in her sending a card to the man who organises the annual office Anti-Valentine’s party? Overweight, insecure, and still living with his mum, Calum’s desperate for a girlfriend. He’s recently met the woman of his dreams online but his exaggerated profile might mean… (more)


The Baby Trap by Sibel Hodge







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

When Gina turns thirty-three her body clock unexpectedly begins clanging in her ear with annoying persistence. The only problem is, having a baby isn’t as easy as she thought. Whether she’s feng shui-ing the house to death with fertility symbols, throwing out her husband’s tight boxers in favour of baggies, swapping wine and chocolate for green tea and yams, popping fertility drugs like M&M’s, or having sex so precision-timed it makes international warfare manoeuvres look unorganized, her life is turned upside down. And when nothing seems to be working, her quest for the B-word turns… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #17, an engaging NA romance:
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
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Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 16 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, June 16. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Thriller

If science is right, then I am crazy. And crazy is dangerous. In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she’s going crazy. What other explanation is there for the things she sees? After her complete freakout at a high school party, her family starts to suspect the same. So much that they pack their bags and move across the country, next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Despite the whispers and stares, Tess is determined to fit in at her new school. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy… (more)


Exile by Laurisa White Reyes







Genre(s): Fantasy

Exiled for loving a human, Jayson is sworn to protect the Seer’s crystal from those who would use it to obtain power. Unbeknownst to him, his wife Ivanore searches for him, hoping to save him from the terrible fate she has seen in her visions. When she is captured, Jayson must make an impossible choice–should he save Ivanore or save the crystal… (more)


The Legend of the Firewalker by Steve Bevil







Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

A black hooded figure suddenly appeared behind her. She gasped and her brown eyes grew wide. Nathan watched helplessly as a small trickle of blood fell from her mouth. Other hooded figures appeared; their silver swords clutched upright against their chests. Nathan held tight to her lifeless body while trying to fight back the tears that swelled in his eyes. “No,” he cried. “No!”Nineteen-year-old Nathan Urye is supposed to be having a relaxing summer as a camp counselor but ever since he started having nightmares about a beautiful girl being hunted by flesh-clawing monsters, his life… (more)


The Tenth Life of Vicki Torres: A Court of Annwyn short story by Shona Husk







Genre(s): Fantasy

Is he saving the cat or is the cat saving him? Seth expected the world to end in wars and bombings, not in a plague. When he obeys his dying father and heads for their secret cabin in the mountains as arranged, he gets lonely so fast that he’s willing to share his meager food with the stray that appears in the woods. But is the cat what she appears to be or is she something else entirely? This story takes place during the plagues that happen in To Love a King (Court of Annwyn 3… (more)


Shadows and Gold: An Elemental Legacy Novella by Elizabeth Hunter







Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Traveling to the most remote region of China certainly wasn’t what Ben Vecchio had in mind for his summer vacation, but when Tenzin suggested a quick trip, he could hardly turn down a chance to keep her out of trouble and practice the Mandarin he still struggled with in class.Of course, Tenzin might not have been clear about everything travel entailed.Driving a truck full of rotting vegetables and twenty million in gold from Kashgar to Shanghai was only the start. If Ben can keep the treasure away from grasping immortals, the reward will be more than worth the… (more)


Azagoth: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Even in the fathomless depths of the underworld and the bleak chambers of a damaged heart, the bonds of love can heal–or destroy.He holds the ability to annihilate souls in the palm of his hand. He commands the respect of the most dangerous of demons and the most powerful of angels. He can seduce and dominate any female he wants with a mere look. But for all Azagoth’s power, he’s bound by shackles of his own making, and only an angel with a secret holds the key to his release.She’s an angel with the extraordinary ability to… (more)


New World: Nick Smith Book one by Stephen Birch







Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror

A global flu pandemic has wiped out ninety nine percent of the worlds population. The UK is now lawless and the power is off. The survivors are left to fight over the remaining supplies of food and water. Nick Smith is a man with tough past. He was a fugitive when the virus hit. He survived by living off the land and by staying constantly on the move. Up until then he had avoided all contact with other people. Following the pandemic he reluctantly saves a young boy from a vicious gang and his life is turned upside down. Nick… (more)


Hedon by Jason Werbeloff







Genre(s): Sci-fi

In 2051, the Bhutanese Empire rules post-apocalyptic Shangri with iron-fisted Buddhist compassion. Happiness is compulsory, but making everyone happy isn’t easy in an overpopulated world. Breeders are ghettoed, homosexuality is mandatory, and Shangrians’ happiness levels are strictly monitored by hedometers implanted in their heads. Become depressed, or feel too happy without helping others feel the same, and The Tax Man will get angry. Very angry.Gemini and Cyan, winners of the pregnancy lottery, are on the run. Cyan can’t fall pregnant, and Gemini is addicted to the Experience Machine. Will they evade The Tax Man, and find a… (more)


The Ways of Khrem by D. Nathan Hilliard







Genre(s): Fantasy

Welcome to Khrem, a vast and ancient city of grim wonder…Cargill the Bookseller has a secret. This quiet dealer in rare tomes was once a career criminal of extraordinary skill. But the narrow escapes of that life took their toll on him, and thus he retired. Shaken and world-weary, he settled into the quiet role of an upper-middle class merchant.Now that peaceful life has come to an end.An idealistic young Watch Captain has discovered his secret and intends to use Cargill’s experience for his own purposes. Soon Cargill’s life explodes as he finds himself caught… (more)


Torrent by Lindsay Buroker







Genre(s): Sci-fi, Fantasy

When Delia chose to major in archaeology, she imagined herself as the female Indiana Jones of the Southwest. She didn’t imagine herself crawling through abandoned mine shafts, scrounging for rusty pickaxes and gold pans to sell on auction sites, but Indiana Jones didn’t have to make student loan payments.Scouring the mountains of Arizona with Simon, her best friend and computer geek extraordinaire, Delia dreams of turning their scavenging enterprise into a legitimate business. More, she longs to earn the respect of peers who shun her for turning into a treasure hunter. What she doesn’t dream of is stumbling across… (more)


The Terran Gambit by Endi Webb







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Lieutenant Jacob Mercer likes fast motorcycles, faster women, and screamin’ space fighters. As a reckless fighter jock in the Resistance fleet battling the Corsican Empire, he lives solely for the thrill of taking out as many Imperial bogeys as he can.A rebel victory is looming on the horizon when the Imperials abruptly change tactics and, in a devastating show of force, incinerate the city of Dallas with a thermonuclear blast … killing millions … and delivering a merciless example of what happens to upstart worlds in the Pax Humana.But the Resistance will not be cowed so easily. In retaliation the… (more)


Blackheath by Quinn Hamilton







Genre(s): Fantasy, Mystery

In the great Free City of Yewnyr, the Blackheath Refuge is home to the victims of the most powerful magic in the Elder Kingdoms — those wounded in body and mind by dark mana, ancient curses, and the hunger of the undead.When an invisible killer is unleashed within the refuge, the brash investigator Elathien Solo must contend with indifferent authorities, a spurned lover, and a young patient’s terrible secret as she searches for the truth.And even as a dark conspiracy of murder and madness unfolds around her, Elathien is forced to cope with the still-raw scars of the… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #17, an engaging NA romance:
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
.



Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 15 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Grab Bag Thursday

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, June 15. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


Mr Mortimer by Neil Bastian







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

When Samantha and Frank, a fortysomething, happily-married couple, open their door one night to their old neighbour, Daniel Mortimer, they little suspect how his visit will change their lives forever.Reporting the death of his wife, their childless caller has no-one else to turn to in his loss.Sam, good-natured and practical, offers to help, and at first her interest is one of neighbourly concern. But her relationship with Daniel soon deepens, and Sam is forced to make a decision which could destroy her marriage forever… (more)


Red Moon by Elizabeth Kelly







Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance

Many years have passed since the Great War that destroyed over three quarters of the world’s population. Now, humans and supernaturals alike have learned how to survive in the new world. For Avery Hendrin, the eldest daughter of the man who brought light back to the world, life has taken a turn for the worse. Sold into slavery after her father’s death, Avery’s only concern is keeping her younger sister safe. Branded as a witch and rejected by her own kind because of her red hair, Avery resigns herself to a life in the slave house until a chance meeting… (more)


Our Little Secrets by Merry Farmer







Genre(s): Romance, Western

Michael West swore he would never fall in love again. So when the beautiful and wily Charlotte steps off the train looking for a new life he jumps at the business opportunity she presents. Engaged forty-five minutes after meeting, married the next day, Michael thinks he’s found everything a respectable man should have. Except that Michael is as far from respectable as they come. They agreed not to ask questions about each other’s pasts, but when the past seeps into their present Michael suspects his passionate new wife is not who she says she is. Too bad he’s already… (more)


Becoming Human by Eliza Green







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Earth is overcrowded and polluted. A new planet has been located. One species wants to colonize the new world. Another species stands in their way. A terrifying secret will change everything… (more)


Cinema Lumiere by Hattie Holden Edmonds







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

What if someone had secretly made a film of your life? Hannah Bailey has resigned herself to a dead-end job, she’s sealed her heart against love and her catastrophic thinking is out of control. In fact, she’s hard pushed to find a single reason for her existence until the day she stumbles across a tiny one-seated cinema and its mysterious French owner Victor Lever… Cinema Lumire doesn’t screen Hollywood blockbusters or even low budget arthouse indies. Instead it shows people films of their lives. But how does Victor create such unique biopics and why is he so determined… (more)


Rivulet: . by Jamie Magee







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

In life he haunted her… in death she haunted him. Love is eternal…Weeks away from her twenty-first birthday, the date where she would assume control over her family legacy, a night terror robs Indie of the balance she was clinging to. Like the dream she had before she lost her family, it predicts a fatal catastrophe on the horizon. The fight between life and death, good and evil, began the moment her thundering heart awoke her.Everything changed after that dream. The one thing that keeps her curse at bay is stolen, and then her enigmatic boy arrives… (more)


Letters to Zell by Camille Griep







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy

Everything is going according to story for CeCi (Cinderella), Bianca (Snow White), and Rory (Sleeping Beauty) — until the day that Zell (Rapunzel) decides to leave Grimmland and pursue her life. Now, Zell’s best friends are left to wonder whether their own passions are worth risking their predetermined “happily ever afters,” regardless of the consequences. CeCi wonders whether she should become a professional chef, sharp-tongued and quick-witted Bianca wants to escape an engagement to her platonic friend, and Rory will do anything to make her boorish husband love her. But as Bianca’s wedding approaches, can they escape their fates… (more)


Waking Maya by Warren Goldie







Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

When 22-year-old Maya Burke digs up an old journal written by her long-lost father, what she finds is a plan for a spiritual journey — created specifically for her. As she explores its teachings, she is catapulted onto a mind-bending, cross-country adventure on the trail of his legacy, and swept up into a world of psychic visions, energy vortexes, synchronicities, government spying programs, and a spiritual underground that has revived an ancient meditation practice that can literally change the world. Waking Maya is a thrilling, wisdom-packed quest to understand the deepest principles of our reality… (more)


Tackling the Imago by Anyer Feanix







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

What does a typical twenty-year old do when wooed by an older university teacher? Surrender or flee? Gina vomits out of stress, writes crude poetry, and stops talking to Daniel because of deeply-rooted inhibitions. But she also submits indecent essays which expose her talent and weaknesses to him; she is the perfect target–lonely, ambitious, and chronically shy.Gina sits in the last row, observing how Daniel subjects himself to her peers’ ridicule as he tries to win her affections. She bites her nails, writes this diary, and hides a multitude of secrets, including a lifelong family conflict… (more)


Run Away by Alex Johnson







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Julie’s been haunted by the memories of her failed marriage for far too long. Devastated when Lisa, her teenage daughter, sets off on a Gap Year trip, Julie realises she really is on her own. She buries herself in her work as a beauty journalist and tries not to worry about the lack of news from her daughter. Then, out of the blue she receives an invitation to go on a press trip to a perfumery school in Paris. There, she meets and falls in love with the suave, sexy Olivier and they begin a tentative cross-Channel relationship. But… (more)


A Handful of Pebbles by Sara Alexi







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A Handful of Pebbles follows Sarah who travels to the village in Greece for the wedding of her youngest son. But Sarah’s own marriage is strained, and now that her children have grown up and left home she finds herself questioning her role of wife and mother. Meeting up with her best friend Michelle, who is also over for the wedding, and whom she has not seen for years adds a further dimension, and why does Sarah feel so unsettled in the presence of Nicolaos, the shepherd who she seems to keep bumping into… (more)


Permanence: A Love and Death Story by Vincent Zandri







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Thriller

Mary Kismet is a woman who is holding onto a deep dark secret too painful and startling to reveal. Now, having isolated herself from the world, she attempts to break away from her demons by immersing herself, body and soul, into a passionate and erotic love affair with her psychiatrist… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #16, a suspenseful espionage thriller:
The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe
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Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 9 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, June 9. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


Balanced on the Blade’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker







Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn’t the model of military professionalism — he has a tendency to say exactly what’s on his mind, and his record has enough demerits to wallpaper the hull of an airship — but as the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, he’s used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron — what’s he supposed to do with a… (more)


Nights Embrace by Brandy L Rivers







Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

It all started with a song. Roxana Nights was late to another gig, thanks to her first love, and drummer. It’s been years since she left Jordan, but he won’t let her go. Then she hears a voice that pulls her under a spell and changes her whole world.Trevor Malone just moved to Seattle with his band. Music is his only passion, until he lays eyes on Roxana. He’s never felt anything as strong as the pull to her. Now he needs to find a way to introduce her to his world.There’s only one problem. A rival clan… (more)


Soul by Claire Farrell







Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Cara Kelly’s life is going nowhere when she’s lured to a faery festival. There she sees darkness and magic, madness and lust, and she comes out the other side with new eyes and an addiction to the fae.When the faery who saved her life returns to her, Cara knows there’s something wrong. Two souls exist in one body, and both need her, but to help one, she’ll end the life of the other. At first, her mind is made up, but both souls know how to charm her.As the days pass, it becomes clear that the faeries need… (more)


Sword and Serpent by Taylor Marshall







Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical

Every Legend Has A Beginning The year is A. D. 299. Diocletian rules the Roman Empire. And the gods have suddenly fallen silent.17-year-old Jurian doesn’t have time for the gods. He’s trying to hold his family together after his father died in disgrace, and piety — even to the Christ — just isn’t practical. But then a ruthless enemy targets his family, forcing Jurian to make a choice: will he pursue the glory he’s always wanted, or will he sacrifice everything to protect a faith that was never really his own? On the other side of the Empire, the… (more)


A Spark Of Magic: Chosen Saga Book One by J. L. Clayton







Genre(s): YA, Romance, Paranormal

MAGIC IS STIRRING UP LUST, ROMANCE, DANGER–AND REVEALING LONG-HIDDEN TRUTHS.Charlize, aka Charlie, is moving yet again, to a new city, a new school–new everything. Her family is always moving, but this time, it doesn’t seem so bad! Charlie is turning sixteen, finally making friends, and crushing on some seriously hot guys. Plus, said hot guys’ feelings seem to be mutual– This is the happiest Charlie has been in a very long time. But she does have a little problem.Charlie is having bizarre, dark, eerie dreams, and she knows deep down that the feelings these dreams… (more)


Dark Space by Jasper T. Scott







Genre(s): Sci-fi

HUMANITY IS DEFEATEDTen years ago the Sythians invaded the galaxy with one goal: to wipe out the human race.THEY ARE HIDINGNow the survivors are hiding in the last human sector of the galaxy: Dark Space–once a place of exile for criminals, now the last refuge of mankind.THEY ARE ISOLATEDThe once galaxy-spanning Imperium of Star Systems is left guarding the gate which is the only way in or out of Dark Space–but not everyone is satisfied with their governance.AND THEY ARE KILLING EACH OTHERFreelancer and ex-convict Ethan Ortane is on… (more)


Endurance – A Novel of Terror by Jack Kilborn







Genre(s): Horror

WELCOME TO THE RUSHMORE INNThe bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor.ONCE YOU CHECK IN…When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn’t alone. First her suitcase wasn’t where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the… (more)


Thorn by Intisar Khanani







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had — until she’s betrayed.Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.But powerful men have powerful enemies–and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving Alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life… (more)


Half Way Home by Hugh Howey







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived.We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive… they expected us to conquer this place.The problem is: it isn’t safe here.We aren’t even safe from each other… (more)


The Perseid Collapse by Steven Konkoly







Genre(s): Sci-fi

America is under attack, in the epic, post-apocalyptic sequel to “prepper themed” bestseller,The Jakarta Pandemic.2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic; life is back to normal for Alex Fletcher and most Americans. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population’s psyche.On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable “event” will unleash a darkness over the United States. A human darkness with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher will wake to this new world, thrown… (more)


Exit by Thomas Davidson







Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Parallel worlds are best left to theoretical physicists. Not Rayne Moore and her boyfriend, Tim Crowe, two struggling screenwriters. Their passion for movies will lead to an unusual door, where the exit is an entrance. And what’s coming next… is “coming soon” to our world. Tim, home from Massachusetts General Hospital and recovering from retinal surgery, sneaks out one night and sees a movie (with one eye). The film paints a paranoid near-future, as impersonal and invasive as a grainy security-camera image. The trailer for coming attractions isn’t a tease–it’s a warning. But the pice de… (more)


The Fellowship of Bander: The Complete Trilogy Boxed Set by Randy Nargi







Genre(s): Fantasy

AN EMPIRE UNDER SIEGE. AN ANCIENT POWER UNLEASHED. A GRIM WARRIOR RETURNS… Bander’s appearance is deceiving. Judging by his hulking battle-scarred body, you might think he is merely a brawling warrior. He stands nearly seven feet tall and weighs as much as a stag. But beneath the brawn is a keen mind that never stops solving mysteries. Both his mind and his muscles have served him well during his long career as the Imperial Investigator in the capital city of Rundlun. Since he retired three years ago, Bander has left the teeming city behind and now spends his days… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #16, a suspenseful espionage thriller:
The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe
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