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)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 8 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 8 and we’re featuring fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror novels. Plus, we’ve found a special selection of 24 free epic fantasy novels here. Enjoy!

The Scribe: Irin Chronicles Book One by Elizabeth Hunter

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive… (more)

Since the Sirens: Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1 by E.E. Isherwood

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

Can zombie books keep you alive? When the Zombie Apocalypse came to Liam’s neighborhood, it came with horsemen’s trumpets. Tornado sirens wailed for an hour, as if to ensure everyone knew there was no going back. Unfortunately, Liam was a fifteen-year-old boy condemned by bad decisions to spend the summer in the city with his 104-year-old religious great grandmother. When Grandma Marty tries to send him on his way to save himself, something deep inside awakens–he chafes at the thought of leaving her to die, and instead sees himself as a hero from one of… (more)

The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker

Genre(s): Fantasy

Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed.Worse, Sicarius, the empire’s most notorious assassin, is in town. He’s tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him… (more)

Storms of Victory by Andre Norton

Genre(s): Fantasy

In the wake of their defeat of Pagin of Karsten, the Witches of Estcarp await news of those who have been lost or gone missing since the battle, and a young Sulcar woman awakens to her Power–only to do battle with an ancient evil… (more)

The Black Fortress by Jim Melvin

Genre(s): Fantasy

Torg, the Death Wizard faces a hideous Druid Queen who controls an army of minions through the immense power of her will. Among those doing her bidding is a Stone-Eater: a fierce and powerful creature who obtains its powers from eating stone… (more)

The Amber Project: A Dystopian Sci-fi Novel by JN Chaney

Genre(s): Sci-fi

In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery — and everything changes. Suddenly, there’s reason to hope again, and it rests within a group of genetically engineered offspring that are both human and Variant. Terry is one of these individuals, modified and trained to endure the harsh conditions of a planet he cannot begin to… (more)

Hard Vacuum 1 by Simon Cantan

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The Eighties are back. A science-fiction series as over-the-top as the best Eighties action movies ever were. Kyra Sarin has survived five years of the hardest fighting mankind has ever seen. On her way back to Earth, to finally see her children again, the space station she stops at is taken over by terrorists. It’s the last mistake they’re ever going to make… (more)

REACTION: A Techno Crime Thriller by Gerald M. Kilby

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Surveillance expert Charles Gardner arrives in Monaco to spend a few days with his daughter, who’s covering the launch of a new fusion reactor for a major news channel. But that night, in the darkness of the harbour, he sees something he shouldn’t — the brutal murder of a young woman on-board a luxury super yacht.When local Inspector, Madelaine Duchamp, is forced to drop the investigation in to the murder, Charles decides to use his own particular set of skills, and uncovers a plot to blow up the massive reactor before it goes live. Now it’s no longer just… (more)

Spirit by Jodi LaPalm

Genre(s): Paranormal

At sixteen, Ellie saw things other people could not. By eighteen, she saw things as they really were. And yet, it would take years before Ellie could see that a Spirit, if willing, could never truly be broken.With senior year in high school underway, all Ellie Duncan can think of is the day she will finally break free from the confines of her small Colorado town and overbearing mother. When she meets a mysterious new boy and uncovers secrets of a local Indian legend, however, Ellie soon realizes her life and the people around her are not as they… (more)

A Feral Darkness by Doranna Durgin

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

As a child, dog-loving Brenna Fallon naively invokes an ancient Celtic deity to save her beloved hound–and inadvertently anchors the new-found power at a spring on her family’s farm.She doesn’t know she’s also left an opening for a far more malevolent force.Years later, thanks to the actions of several angry young men, Brenna discovers the terrible potential of that gateway. With a devastating plague unfolding abruptly around her, she must depend on her wits, a stranger she doesn’t trust, and a mysterious stray dog who becomes more than just a faithful companion as she struggles… (more)

The Way Into Chaos: Book One of the Great Way by Harry Connolly

Genre(s): Fantasy

The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears, and a monopoly on magic… until, in a single day, it falls, overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Neither soldier nor spell caster can stand against them.The empire’s armies are crushed, its people scattered, its king and queen killed. Freed for the first time in generations, city-states scramble to seize neighboring territories and capture imperial spell casters. But as the creatures spread across the land, these formerly conquered peoples discover they are not prepared to face the enemy… (more)

The Fire and the Light by Tracy A. Akers

Genre(s): Fantasy

In the world of Aredyrah, things are not what they seem. An ancient Purge has plunged the island into darkness, isolating its cultures by superstition and fear. Dayn lives in the northernmost region of Kirador and know nothing of the great city-state of Tearia far to the south. All he knows is this–the Kiradyns are the only survivors of a god’s fiery wrath, and he looks nothing like them. Meanwhile Ruairi, a prince destined for greatness, resents his Tearian obligations, longing for a life he can never hope to have. But when tragedy takes his beauty as well… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 1 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 1 and we’re featuring fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror novels. Plus, for you Science Fiction & Fantasy fans, we’ve found a special selection of 24 free epic fantasy novels here. Enjoy!

Rise Of The Six by Matt Ryan

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Joey Foust has no idea he’s a wanted man and his parents aim to keep it that way. They raised him as a normal boy in a small American town, hoping he and his friends don’t discover what lies beyond. And for eighteen years, they succeed.Joey and his friends, the Preston Six, were all born on the same day, but soon come to find they have much more in common than a simple birthdate. Details of their past are suspicious, and they are determined to figure out what their parents are hiding.Small threads of new information are discovered… (more)

Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.But when Jesse is murdered… (more)

Architects of Destiny : An Epic Space Opera Series by Amy DuBoff

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Out of sight beyond Earth, the Taran empire spans the galaxy from its seat of power on Tararia.Cris Sietinen was born with rare telekinetic gifts — abilities he refuses to ignore, regardless of the governing Priesthood’s decrees. But, as heir to the most influential Dynasty on Tararia, only a stifled life of business and politics awaits him within the confines of his family’s estate. Determined to be true to himself and explore the potential of his abilities, Cris leaves Tararia to begin a new life touring the stars. When Cris unexpectedly receives an invitation to join the Tararian Selective Service… (more)

Blaze by Krista D. Ball

Genre(s): Fantasy

A half-breed and a female, Lady Bethany clawed her way to the ranks of the Elven Service’s top military elite. They only knew her as their champion against Magic, and not the daughter of a Goddess. She’d expected a long, rewarding life protecting those under her care. But that was before her twin sister returned from exile, addicted to brutal Magic and human sacrifice, twisted inside, and abusing ancient prophecies to overthrow their mother and destroy everything Bethany holds sacred.The world will burn in flames and innocents will die, unless Bethany can stop it. Unless she can take… (more)

The City Beyond the Sands by Michael K. Rose

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Fantasy

When Will Kelly arrives in Dushara, he can tell he’s no longer on Earth. It may look like Earth, but people and animals from across history have been thrown together by some unknown force.He soon embarks upon a perilous journey, hoping to reach the legendary City Beyond the Sands which, if it exists, may hold clues to the mystery of Dushara and ultimately lead him home. Along the way, he will have to learn how to survive in a cruel land where men live — and often die — by the sword.THE CITY BEYOND THE SANDS is the first book… (more)

The Inner Circle by Kevin George

Genre(s): Sci-fi

1908… Siberia… A tiny comet rips through Earth’s atmosphere and explodes above the Tunguska region of Siberia, instantly engulfing thousands of square acres of the mostly desolate region. The explosion is heard for hundreds of miles, the light of the comet seen halfway across the globe. Had the comet hit a few hours earlier in a more populated area, millions would have been killed…A century later, another comet – this one hundreds of times bigger and more powerful – encounters a black hole in deep space and is pushed onto a new, deadly course leading straight to Earth…A small group… (more)

Disenchanted by Robert Kroese

Genre(s): Fantasy

Being assassinated doesn’t have many upsides, so when King Boric is felled by a traitor, the king comforts himself with the knowledge that, like all great warriors, he will spend eternity carousing in the Hall of Avandoor. There’s just one problem: to claim his heavenly reward, Boric must release the enchanted sword of Brakslaagt.Now, to avoid being cursed to walk the land of Dis forever as an undead wraith, he must hunt down the mysterious Lord Brand who gave him the sword twenty years ago. So begins Boric’s extraordinary journey across the Six Kingdoms of Dis, a walking corpse… (more)

Paladin’s Redemption by Kade Derricks

Genre(s): Fantasy

Paladin, Traitor, Outcast, Mercenary… Dain Gladstone has been all of these. From childhood he’s been groomed for battle and trained in the Light. When war came he was branded a traitor and exiled for a treasonous act of mercy. To make his way in the world Dain has sold his skills to the highest bidder. But now he’s grown tired of war, tired of fighting for causes not his own, and he’s got a plan.Galena…rumors fly of a great fortune there, one buried beneath the snow-covered mountains, one vast enough to purchase an entire kingdom. Dain isn’t… (more)

Valence by Jennifer Foehner Wells

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Earth’s days are numbered. Two very different women race to prepare for the battle to come. The future of Earth is in their hands. One struggles to resurrect her ruined ship so she can navigate the politics at the galactic core in a desperate bid to recruit allies. The other strives to master alien technology to supply the forces of Earth with the tools needed to defend themselves against the ravenous Swarm. Between them, Jane and Zara offer humanity its best chance at survival, but the odds are stacked against them and their best may not be good enough.Tag… (more)

Ripper by Lexi Blake

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance

A New Heroine Rises…Kelsey Atwood is a private detective with a problem. She came from a family of hunters, growing up on the wrong side of the supernatural world. Tracking down bail jumpers and deadbeat dads may not make her a lot of friends, but it’s a lot safer than the life she turned her back on. She was hoping to escape from the nightmares of her past, but her latest case has brought them right back to her door.A young woman has gone missing, and she didn’t go willingly. When Kelsey discovers that the girl is actually… (more)

The Witch and the Gentleman by J.R. Rain

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery

Allison Lopez is not your everyday Psychic Hotline operator. She’s a real psychic with real abilities that seem to grow daily, thanks to her close association with an immortal friend. Now, as her abilities continue to grow, Allison meets a very strange woman who reveals a starling secret to her. Life, for Allison Lopez, is about to get even stranger… and more fantastic.And when she gets a phone call from a distraught father seeking answers to his daughter’s murder, Allison finds herself in unfamiliar territory: looking for a cold-blooded killer. It will take all of Allison’s abilities, both… (more)

The Raven Mocker: Evil Returns to Cades Cove by Aiden James

Genre(s): Horror

Something evil has awakened beneath a forgotten ravine in the Great Smoky Mountains. After lying in peace for centuries, an ancient deity watches… David and Miriam Hobbs celebrate their fifteenth anniversary in Gatlinburg, unaware that a violent wraith, Allie Mae, will follow them home on a determined quest for vengeance. Having survived this harrowing experience, David’s new friend, John Running Deer, unwittingly aids the desecration of an ancient burial site while recovering Allie Mae’s remains from a sacred Cades Cove ravine. What John hoped would be the final gesture of peace in giving her a proper burial turns out to… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 17 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s November 17 and we’re featuring fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror novels. Enjoy!

Novum by Joseph Rhea

Genre(s): Sci-fi

As last descendants of Earth struggle to survive beneath the surface of a distant water planet, one man’s discovery will lead him on a journey of redemption while he fights to save what’s left of his world.Jake Stone is a young man haunted by his past. When he reluctantly accepts a job to help pay for a transport submarine he inherited but doesn’t want, he inadvertently awakens an ancient and terrible power.Its arrival triggers a chain of events that could destroy what’s left of the human race or be the key to its future. But, is it a… (more)

Preta’s Realm: The Haunting by J. Thorn

Genre(s): Horror

Drew works hard, pays his taxes, and loves his family. But when a visit from the spirit of his deceased grandfather coincides with the violent murder of two co-workers, Drew falls into a desperate spiral of delusion and betrayal until he finally faces the demons of the past, which threaten to drag him deeper into Preta’s Realm… (more)

Until Morning Comes by JT Sawyer by JT Sawyer

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Secret Service Agent Carlie Simmons began her day surrounded by trusted colleagues in an inter-agency shooting competition in Tucson. It ended with a staggering body count as the world around her unraveled from a deadly virus. With her mission to extract the President’s daughter from the University of Arizona gone awry, she must choose between her sworn duties and her moral obligations to othersas the city is overtaken by roving packs of flesh-eating mutants. If she and her small group are to survive the night and find a way out of the ravaged city, she will have to… (more)

Chaos Quarter by David Welch

Genre(s): Sci-fi

For over five hundred years, humanity has sprawled across the galaxy, forming fractious empires and deadly regions of lawless space. In the midst of brewing tensions, disgraced pilot Rex Vahl is tapped for a suicide mission: infiltrate an interplanetary power known only as the “Hegemony” and discover what hides behind their veil of secrecy.What does Rex have on his side? His co-pilot is a former prostitute with tiger-striped skin. His gunner is a traitorous ex-nobleman wanted by his countrymen. His engineer is a laid-back cyborg exiled for asking one too many questions about God. Add… (more)

Nightstalkers by Bob Mayer

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Staff Sergeant Winthrop Carter has just been drafted into the Nightstalkers–an elite group of soldiers that…Actually, he’s not quite sure what they do.Born from the Area 51 initiative, the Nightstalkers defy sanity and decorum and include among their ranks Moms, a Black Ops trainee too extreme for Special Forces; Doc, a scientific crackpot; Roland, the weapons enthusiast; and Mac, a contemporary MacGyver. All of them take their orders from the elusive Ms. Jones, who everyone claims is just a hologram.Those orders include tracking down and sealing tears in our reality that are releasing interdimensional beings known… (more)

Assault on Cambriol: The Manhattan Trials by Jerry Borrowman

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Captain Pietr Jesik of the Boundary Patrol Cutter Lentissimo is having a bad day, particularly when a small space roundabout piloted by two cadets from the prestigious Kalenden Arms Academy make a bombing run on the sulfur pools on Kalenden’s primary moon. The shimmering dust cloud that is thrown thousands of kilometers into the sky makes for a dazzlingly beautiful display, not unlike the Northern Lights on ancient Earth, but it’s bound to stir up controversy in the Quadrant Council. In a sweeping saga that crosses hundreds of parsecs of space, Assault on Cambriol tells the stories of Pietr Jesik… (more)

Starship Eternal by M.R. Forbes

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Captain Mitchell “Ares” Williams is a Space Marine and the hero of the Battle for Liberty, whose Shot Heard ‘Round the Universe saved the planet from a nearly unstoppable war machine. He’s handsome, charismatic, and the perfect poster boy to help the military drive enlistment. Pulled from the war and thrown into the spotlight, he’s as efficient at charming the media and bedding beautiful celebrities as he was at shooting down enemy starfighters.After an assassination attempt leaves Mitchell critically wounded, he begins to suffer from strange hallucinations that carry a chilling and oddly familiar warning:They are coming. Find… (more)

Fortune by Craig W. Turner

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Discovering time travel ended up being the easy part. Unfortunately, along the way Dr. Jeff Jacobs also discovered how expensive time travel research can be. But he’s developed a unique scheme to fund his experiments: pinpoint specific moments in history where there is “reliable” documentation of vulnerable treasure and take it. His first target is gold rusher Joe Wilton, whose historically-preserved diary details his loss of 60 gold bars during an ambush in 1849 California. When Jeff returns from a successful mission, he and his team get lots of attention for their “historical” find. He meets Dr. Erica Danforth… (more)

Vessel by Andrew J. Morgan

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A discovery that has the potential to change the worldExcitement is high when the crew of the International Space Station discovers a mysterious object in orbit around Earth. But something goes wrong, and contact with the station is lost. When journalist Sean Jacob gets wind of the situation, he embarks on a journey to reveal the truth, winding his way into the biggest conspiracy to ever face mankind.But are we ready for it? As Sean investigates, what he finds is scarcely believable, and he begins to doubt his decision to get involved. But when an informant dies in… (more)

CyberStorm by Matthew Mather

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker working to keep his family together, finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when a string of disasters shreds the world around them… the Internet and communication networks go down… a deadly viral epidemic starts raging across the country… then a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world.In the chaos, rumors fly about a foreign attack, but even this becomes unimportant as Mike and his family struggle to survive in the wintry tomb of a doomed New York… (more)

Hollow Space: Venture – A Space Opera Adventure by C.F. Barnes

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Forced to hyperjump during a brutal ambush, Sara Lorelle, navigator of the the last human colony ship, discovers they’ve jumped to somewhere that shouldn’t exist.Trapped inside a pocket universe known only as Hollow Space, where technology inexplicably fails, Sara and her crew have to face the lethal politics of their only destination: Haven–a decrepit space station, home to hostile aliens and rival factions that soon sees the Venture crew up to their necks in trouble.With their only hope placed in Tairon Cauder, a reckless scoundrel, they will battle impossible species, confront their fears, and uncover ancient and… (more)

The Pleasure Tube by Robert Onopa

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Reads like dynamite. …a rare and academically fascinating piece of work, apart from the fact that it moves well and entertainingly. It tackles something fundamental to the human spirit, and conscientiously does it at least well enough to shake any notion that these matters have been sufficiently settled by other artists. … Algis Budrys, Chicago Sun-Times, April 22, 1979”Thought out to an uncommon degree, Onopa’s tale of stranded/psychologically manipulated astronauts proceeds on several levels of significance. It uses as a metaphor the conversion of space into time at the ”event horizon” of a black hole. In the eyes… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 10 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s November 10 and we’re featuring fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror novels. Enjoy!

Diary of the Displaced – Book 1 – The Journal of James Halldon by Glynn James

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror/Paranormal

There is a place where nightmares are real – A dark and terrifying place that is hidden from the world we know, by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross.James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone. No food. No water. No light. Almost no memories of his past. Things moved in the darkness around him. Things that growled. And daytime never seemed to come… (more)

Forager by Peter Stone

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Jones has a secret that even his parents and foraging companions don’t know. And if that secret is discovered, he’ll be dragged away by the town’s draconian paramilitary Custodians to be dissected like a frog.The only time he feels safe, the only time he feels free, is when he’s out in the ruins of 2122 AD Melbourne, foraging for scrap metals. The dull, drudgery of his life, however, is shattered when he rescues a mysterious Japanese girl from the degenerate, savage Skel. A girl who then breaks the town’s rigid conventions in her attempts to… (more)

Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy

Genre(s): Paranormal, Religious, Fantasy

Nyx is Queen of Hell and ruler of the Angels who were banished there – the Descended.And when the rest of the Angels are called home, Nyx finds herself stuck on the Earth with the Son of God. To her surprise, she learns that he is no happier than she. God’s son thought he was sent down to judge humanity. Instead, he becomes a sacrifice for a cause he does not believe in – their redemption.After his mortal body dies, the Son of God makes Nyx an offer: a new paradise on Earth if she will help him destroy humanity… (more)

The Choosing: An action and adventure fantasy novel by Jeremy Laszlo

Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

Seth is a young man torn by fear and indecision. His life no longer in his hands, he fears an uncertain future where the only certainty is a life of servitude to the kingdom. Fortunately for Seth, he is not alone. His brother Garret too attends the choosing ceremony where their fates will be decided. Together the twins make their way to the castle city of Valdadore for the choosing ceremony but along the way Seth notices a strange new trend in his life. Time after time strange circumstances befall him in what others might call a coincidence, but Seth… (more)

From Mighty Roots by H.K Arli

Genre(s): Fantasy

From the tree dwelling kingdom of Knavesmeer to the great castles of Davilon, an evil is quietly spreading in the hearts of mankind. For centuries moonlings and humans have lived side by side in peace. So when an entire being as peaceful as the moonlings disappears one night it should have shaken the world. Instead what followed, was weeks of jubilant celebration. William, who always thought of himself as an ordinary guy, finds himself at the centre of the troubles. Some natives of Knavesmeer seem to think that he holds the key to saving them. But why? Before he can… (more)

Dead Wrong by Richard Phillips

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

After the riveting events of Once Dead, Jack “Ripper” Gregory remains host to a homicidal alien bound to his soul. Now Jack has been hired for a suicide mission: journey to South America and rescue an imprisoned shaman. One problem… both the National Security Agency and a gang of neo-fascists are hot on his trail.Neither group plans to let Jack live.At stake is the immeasurably powerful Sun Staff, an ancient alien artifact that in the wrong hands will alter the course of human history. With the clock ticking, Jack must find and rescue the shaman before sinister… (more)

The Wretched of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler

Genre(s): Fantasy

In the ancient and mystical land of Muirwood, Lia has known only a life of servitude. Labeled a “wretched,” an outcast unwanted and unworthy of respect, Lia is forbidden to realize her dream to read or write. All but doomed, her days are spent toiling away as a kitchen slave under the charge of the Aldermaston, the Abbey’s watchful overseer. But when an injured squire named Colvin is abandoned at the kitchen’s doorstep, an opportunity arises. The nefarious Sheriff Almaguer soon starts a manhunt for Colvin, and Lia conspires to hide Colvin and change her fate. In the midst of… (more)

Below Mercury by Mark Anson

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Deep in the permanent darkness of Chao Meng-fu crater on Mercury, the ruins of Erebus Mine lie abandoned and forgotten after a devastating explosion that claimed the lives of 257 people. After an eight-year legal battle, the relatives of the victims have finally succeeded in forcing the Space Accidents Board to reopen its investigation. Matt Crawford, a mine engineer who escaped the disaster, joins a team sent back to the mine to discover the true cause of the accident. The team is led by Clare Foster, a pilot in the U. S. Astronautics Corps, who has taken on… (more)

Aydia by Phil Stern

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Following a half-century of peace, Aydia is once again on the verge of war. Rayson Sacks, representing the planet’s strongest nation, is desperately working to diffuse the crisis.Saira Senten, a beautiful, powerful Srendian woman first awakened by Rayson years before, now seeks out her original lover. Cool and distant, Saira warns of a renewed totalitarian threat from Rayson’s closest associates.Can Rayson trust Saira, who still blames him for her stunning, public fall from grace as an innocent college freshman? Along the way, he must also confront Glayton Verax, a former friend and current political rival, whose raging… (more)

Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells

Genre(s): Sci-fi

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960s. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. The ship itself remained silent, drifting. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it’s an adventure she can’t refuse. The ship isn’t vacant, as they presumed. A disembodied voice… (more)

The Void Threatens by Connor M. Donovan

Genre(s): Fantasy

Impossible cities flourish in this world, and violent racism thrives and fuels a slavery industry that plagues the land. When a mysterious race of beings threaten the entire world, flawed and authentic people are forced to rise up and challenge these godlike foes. At its core, The Void Threatens is a tale of overcoming evil both on the outside and within. The void threatens everyone; will anybody be able to stave off the evil in this fallen world… (more)

Warspite by Christopher Nuttall

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Peace is not freedom. Peace is merely the absence of war.The First Interstellar War is over, but the Royal Navy still has plenty of work to do. As Earth struggles to recover from the bombardment, Captain John Naiser is placed in command of HMS Warspite – an experimental heavy cruiser – and ordered to escort a squadron of colony ships to a star system of immense strategic importance.But as the crew struggle to survive hundreds of light years from Earth, they find themselves dealing with the legacy of the war… and a threat which may sow the seeds of renewed… (more)