Handpicked Kindle Books for May 19 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, May 19. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


The Waiting Booth by Brinda Berry







Genre(s): YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal…Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High–find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But… (more)


The Destroyer by Michael-Scott Earle







Genre(s): Fantasy

After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: A man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army.But legends can lie.When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear. Is he really their Savior or their Destroyer… (more)


Dog with a Bone: New Adult Urban Fantasy by Hailey Edwards







Genre(s): Fantasy

Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters… (more)


The Last Safe Place by Ninie Hammon







Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Paranormal

YOU CAN RUN FROM A STALKER, BUT YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE DEMONS IN YOUR PASTYesheb al Tobbanoft is Evil with skin on.In the deepest, darkest midnight of her soul, an acclaimed poet abandons the lyric beauty that feeds her spirit to lash out at life and the world with contemporary fiction.Gabriella Carmichael writes a horror novel, pours all her pain into the female protagonist of a paranormal mystery about demons. Then one of them crawls up out of the pages into her life. A deranged fan who believes he is The Beast of Babylon from her novel… (more)


A Tide of Shadows by Tom Bielawski







Genre(s): Fantasy

A dark and powerful magic, lost the world for centuries, stirs once more. The Dark Disciples, infamous villains once thought vanquished, have returned.Carym of Hyrum, accused murderer, is freed from captivity by a band of criminals. To repay the debt he must undertake a quest to find the mythical Everpool and bring back a vial of its enchanted water.Minions of a dark god hunt Carym, for he is the key to unlocking a power greater than their own. If they cannot turn him, they will destroy him… (more)


Redemption Song by Craig Schaefer







Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

Daniel Faust, Las Vegas sorcerer and career criminal, has never pulled the trigger on an innocent man. When the infernal Prince Sitri challenges him to do just that, though, he can’t walk away. His lover, Caitlin, is Sitri’s right hand…and if Daniel refuses the job, he’ll never see her again.While Daniel works to unravel Sitri’s twisted game, putting his principles and his life on the line, Caitlin has problems of her own. A pack of renegade halfbloods are in town, armed to the teeth and aiming to go to war with hell itself. Their leader is a bad… (more)


The Vines by Christopher Rice







Genre(s): Horror

The dark history of Spring House, a beautifully restored plantation mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans, has long been forgotten. But something sinister lurks beneath the soil of the old estate.After heiress and current owner Caitlin Chaisson is witness to her husband’s stunning betrayal at her birthday party, she tries to take her own life in the mansion’s cherished gazebo. Instead, the blood she spills awakens dark forces in the ground below. Chaos ensues and by morning her husband has vanished without a trace and his mistress has gone mad.Nova, daughter to Spring House’s groundskeeper, has always… (more)


Heirs of Grace by Tim Pratt







Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Recent art school graduate Bekah thought she’d hit the jackpot: an unknown relative died, and she inherited a small fortune and a huge house in the mountains of North Carolina.Trey Howard, the lawyer who handled the estate, is a handsome man in his twenties and they hit it off right away–and soon become more than friends. Bekah expected a pleasant year to get her head together and have a romantic fling. Problem is, the house is full of junk… and siblings she didn’t know she had are willing to kill her for it.More important, the junk in… (more)


The Hidden Relic by James Maxwell







Genre(s): Fantasy

With the fate of their homeland still in jeopardy, siblings Ella and Miro must face the Primate’s evil as he discovers a new technique: a way to extract essence from human blood.The Primate has been temporarily defeated, but his home was once inhabited by the Evermen, and their ancient secrets still remain there. As the mysterious Evrin sets out to destroy everything he can, the Primate stumbles upon an ancient book that tells of a hidden relic with unfathomable power–and he will stop at nothing to find it.Realizing the solution to defeating the Primate and saving the… (more)


Scarlette by Davonna Juroe







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

What if Little Red Riding Hood had really lived? Ninety years before the Brothers Grimm penned their version of “Little Red Riding Hood,” an historic, gruesome series of events shocked all of Europe. Starting in 1764, an unidentified wolf-like animal ferociously mauled dozens of peasants in the Gevaudan region of France.Whispered rumors of unnatural creatures blended with age-old superstition to cause mass hysteria. A werewolf was blamed for the carnage. Alarmed, King Louis XV sent his best huntsmen to rid the province of the beastly scourge, but this legendary massacre had only just begun.Scarlette, a 19… (more)


Night Visions by Elena Gray







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Plagued by visions and voices, Samantha Cade must be losing her mind. Until she realizes there’s a hidden message waiting to be revealed. Just how, she’ll have to figure out.When Ian Behr reappears in her life, after three years, dormant longing awakens. To survive this turmoil, she’ll need to guard her heart.Will Ian be her doom…or her salvation… (more)


Burial To Follow by Scott Nicholson







Genre(s): Horror

When Jacob Ridgehorn dies, it’s up to Roby Snow to make sure his soul goes on to the eternal reward. The only way Roby can do that is convince the Ridgehorn family to eat a special pie. Lurking in the shadows is a mysterious figure named Johnny Divine, monitoring the crossroads between the living and the dead. Southern Appalachian funeral customs get crossed when Roby has to perform miracles…or else… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #14, a standalone romance:
Silent Love by Casey Clipper
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Handpicked Kindle Books for May 12 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, May 12. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


A Conspiracy of Shadows by Randy Nargi







Genre(s): Fantasy

Dark forces seek to topple the Mage Guild and the Empire itself. But one man emerges from the shadows to battle them. When retired Imperial Investigator Bander reaches into a hollow log to retrieve his cache of gold, he finds it missing and something else left in its place: a scrying stone with a message from a mysterious young sorceress. She desperately needs his help in solving the murder of Tobin Leroth, a renowned mage and one of Bander’s oldest friends. Tobin Leroth was murdered during a city festival and only the secretive Mage Guild knows why. But as Bander… (more)


The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer







Genre(s): Fantasy

Victorian London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn’t raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs… (more)


Panic by K.R. Griffiths







Genre(s): Horror

Michael Evans is only in rural St. Davids to maintain a low profile after his time spent as a city cop ended in disaster. The town is perfect for him: isolated. A tiny population. Virtually no crime.Until the night the strange canisters fall from the sky and the town priest starts killing people with his teeth. To Michael, the bloodbath looks like a murder case that the quiet town’s two police officers can’t possibly handle.But this isn’t just a crime scene.And the priest is just the beginning… (more)


Hidden Deep: Book 1 of The Hidden Trilogy by Amy Patrick







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

He isn’t supposed to even talk to a human, much less fall in love with one… Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she’d be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She’s a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he’s not supposed to exist. After her father’s affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn’t mind a first date that didn’t suck, but she’s determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable… (more)


Breaking Angelina by Rita Webb







Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

I’ve never told anyone my darkest secret. Something evil whispers in my mind. It threatens to destroy everything I care about, and now it wants me to kidnap and murder a mythical creature. Refusal means excruciating pain or sleepwalking into oncoming traffic… again.I don’t dare refuse, even if I have to steal from my friends, sell my body, or ruin my college career. Anything to stop the feeling of its claws scraping the insides of my skull.That’s when I hired the Hunter, a wolf-man from a magical world, to help me. A tracker for hire, an honorable… (more)


The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble







Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

There is no cure for being who you truly are…In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara’s favorite story tells of three orphan infants–Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O’Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree.One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister’s skin. She realizes that Maren is… (more)


All the Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle







Genre(s): Fantasy

The king’s orders were clear enough. “Move the tower’s shadow,” he bellowed. “I refuse to deliver my commencement speech from the dark.”As the newly appointed mage to the Crown of Tirlin, Meralda Ovis has no choice but to undertake King Yvin’s ill-conceived task. Tirlin’s first female mage, and the youngest person to ever don the robes of office, Meralda is determined to prove once and for all that she deserves the title.The Tower, though, holds ancient secrets all its own. Secrets that will soon spell destruction for all of Tirlin–unless Meralda can unravel a monstrous curse… (more)


Winter’s Reach by Craig Schaefer







Genre(s): Fantasy

Pope Benignus is dying, and the man who takes his throne will hold the reins of an empire. Conspiracies swirl like shadows around Livia, the pope’s daughter, who refuses to be anyone’s pawn: chasing the whispers of a deadly coup, she vows to expose the truth and save her church from disaster. Livia has secrets of her own, though, and one wrong move could cost her life and her soul.Felix is the scion of a dying merchant house, a man with just one chance to save his family and the woman he loves. His last hope lies in the… (more)


The Source of Magic: A Fantasy Romance by Cate Rowan







Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

The most powerful magic is love.Visions of a mysterious and gorgeous stranger plague Jilian Stewart. She’s sure they’re brought on by the stress of her mother’s deadly paralysis. But when the stranger appears, clasps her to his chest and yanks her from Scotland into a magical battle, she finds herself ensnared in a fantasy otherworld–trapped by treachery and family secrets and opposing the one man who can make everything right.Prince Alvarr, her sexy abductor, offers a cure for her dying mother, but won’t send Jilian home with it until she helps him destroy the evil mage threatening… (more)


The Crypt by Jonas Saul







Genre(s): Horror

Sarah Roberts is in search of a weapon on the streets of Budapest.A strange man in a fedora follows her, but before she can find out who he is, she is arrested. After her release from the Hungarian jail, she is ordered out of the country.The man in the fedora shows up at her Budapest hotel before she has a chance to leave for the airport. He is from a psychic research organization and she is to come with him back to the States. When she refuses, she is informed that she does not have a choice. She… (more)


Knight’s End by Jami Montgomery







Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

Sometimes choosing between love and family means choosing between life and death.Aston Smith, Knight of Fridel, has been sent on a dangerous mission: catch The Rogue Royal, a notorious man who has been killing corrupt monarchs. When the mission goes wrong, the knight is sentenced to death. To escape his fate, he runs, planning to track down the murderer and clear his name.Along the way, he meets and teams up with Jade du Halen, who he thinks is just another woman. Secretly, she is the runaway princess of Adion who denied her duties as a princess and refused… (more)


Starfire by B. V. Larson







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Two ships launch, but only one can come home with the prize–and no one suspects what they’ll find when they get out there.On June 30, 1908 an object fell from the sky releasing more energy than a thousand Hiroshima bombs. A Siberian forest was flattened, but the strike left no significant crater. The anomaly came to be known as the Tunguska Event, and scientists have never agreed whether it was the largest meteor strike in recorded history–or something else.Alien Artifacts have been uncovered since the 1908 event, and a new star drive is discovered. When another… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #13, an inventive supernatural thriller:
Fear the Light by William Massa
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Handpicked Kindle Books for May 5 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, May 5. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


The Change by Teyla Branton







Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn’t one of them — as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities.Erin’s Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, the Emporium and the Renegades, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate… (more)


Pyxis: The Discovery by K.C. Neal







Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, YA

Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a dangerous woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world–and the dark world of her dreams. She races to… (more)


The Culled by Simon Spurrier







Genre(s): Fantasy, Horror

He made a stand against the end of the world… The Blight arose from nowhere. It swept across the bickering nations like the End of Times and spared only those with a single fortuitous blood type. Hot-headed religion and territorial savagery rule the cities now. Somewhere amidst the chaos a damaged man receives a signal, and with it the tiniest flicker of hope. The chance to rediscover the humanity he lost, long ago, in the blood and filth and horror of The Cull. An exciting series of high-action post-apocalypse fiction set in a world ruled by crazed… (more)


Crown of Vengeance by Stephen Zimmer







Genre(s): Fantasy

Strange mists engulf Janus Roland, Erika Laesig, Mershad Shahab, and several others going about their lives in a quiet midwestern town. When the mist dissipates, they all find themselves looking up into the bright skies of a new, incredible world.Without explanation of why it has happened, or any notion of where they are, they embark upon a grand adventure withinthe fantastical world of Ave. Some find themselves in the lands of the Saxan Kingdom, while others have emerged within the lands of the Onan, one of the tribes in the Five Realms confederation.Storms of war loom over both… (more)


A Plain-Dealing Villain by Craig Schaefer







Genre(s): Paranormal

The job seemed simple at first: steal an Aztec relic from the back room of a shady jewelry store. Nothing Daniel Faust, sorcerer, con-man and professional thief, couldn’t handle. Then the complications tumbled like dominoes. Complications like his new client lying about the risks. Or the relic’s owner being a necromancer with an undead monstrosity on a leash. Or the witch with an FBI badge, hot on Daniel’s trail and obsessed with putting him behind bars.Oh, and the target? It’s in Chicago, dominion of the infernal Court of Night-Blooming Flowers, and they’ve got a score to settle… (more)


Touched By Magic: Magic Rising I by Doranna Durgin







Genre(s): Fantasy

Magic has never been a part of Reandn’s life. Almost gone from Keland when he was born, there is no trace of it left by the time he patrols the Keep lands as an elite King’s Wolf. Magic has never been a part of Reandn’s life. Until the people under his care start dying. Until the threat extends to his family-and then turns on him. Someone, somewhere, is trying to draw magic back into Keland, and they don’t care what-or who-is destroyed in the process.But Reandn does… (more)


Imaginary Friends by Darren Pillsbury







Genre(s): Paranormal

It was a normal Christmas Eve until Jeff Tanner’s son Davey snapped a turkey wishbone and made a crazy wish. Now Jeff is seeing strange things that no one else can – bug-eyed babies, walking teddy bears, and tiny freaks galore. What’s worse, they don’t like him. Not one bit.Now Jeff has to figure out why they’re angry, and quick, before his life is ruined by a million, invisible imaginary friends… (more)


Goldsmith’s Return by Terry Richard Bazes







Genre(s): Fantasy

Demons . . .a murderous peeping Tom . . . a three hundred-pound psychic beautician . . . a two-headed baby . . . and a visionary painter haunted by a strange beauty and a family curse dating back to Napoleonic France. At once a mystery story, a love story, a kabbalistic conundrum, and a black comic farce in knockout prose, this is a novel you’ll want to read twice… (more)


FLEE by Miranda Kavi







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Aurora Lockette has a supernatural ability she hides from the world. Gavyn Dhaval is a newly famous actor that shies away from the spotlight. When Aurora and Gavyn literally collide in a fender bender on her first day of law school, they are irresistibly drawn to each other.When Aurora’s secret is revealed, she has no choice but to abandon Gavyn to go into hiding to escape the media frenzy. A secret society of gifted humans contacts her to warn of dark forces that seek to destroy her and everyone she loves.Aurora must try to understand who and what… (more)


Relentless by Robin Parrish







Genre(s): Paranormal, Sci-fi

In the space of a breath, what he thought was his life… shattered.Grant Borrows has been Shifted- in the silence between heartbeats, his whole life fundamentally altered. There’s another man in the world wearing his face and living his life. What’s more, the man staring back from his mirror is a stranger.But the changes don’t stop at skin-level. Inexplicably, he’s able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about them. And as he soon learns, he’s become the central figure in a vast web of intrigue that stretches from an underground global conspiracy to a prophecy… (more)


The City Center by Simone Pond







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Ava didn’t want to be right. Not about her city. Not about their leader, Chief Morray. But when Joseph gives her a secret journal from the past, the truth is revealed. She escapes with Joseph to the Outside, sending Chief Morray on an obsessive pursuit to retrieve his property. Ava has to decide if she should keep running, or return to the city center to save her people… (more)


Walker by Michael Langlois







Genre(s): Horror

He has the power to Walk between worlds. His captors think they can hold him. They’re wrong.What do you say when offered a lifelong position in the most powerful and corrupt secret organization in mankind’s history? If you want your life to last longer than the job interview, you say yes. In exchange for wealth, power, and training for his newly discovered abilities, all Daniel has to do is help them reach a new, unsuspecting world.To make things worse, a group of desperate escapees pin their thin hopes on him, willing to risk everything on a miracle that… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #13, an inventive supernatural thriller:
Fear the Light by William Massa
.



Handpicked Kindle Books for May 4 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, May 4. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


In Between by Jenny B. Jones







Genre(s): Romance, YA

Can we overcome our past? Katie Parker is about to get a new life–whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head… and heart. When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name… (more)


Jenny Pox by JL Bryan







Genre(s): Paranormal, YA

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the “Jenny pox.” She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.Then she meets the one boy she can touch, and her life begins to change. Jenny feels herself falling for him, but first Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront her new enemy, a girl who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all… (more)


The Cure by Stephanie Erickson







Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

One life will make the difference.” Macey Holsinger has heard that promise for as long as she can remember. But it hasn’t saved anyone yet, not even her little brother. Little is known about the disease, except that it’s a rapid and absolute killer. Countless lives have been claimed in the last hundred years, and government scientists are working hard to stop the spread through human experimentation. Testing has killed nearly as many people as the disease and, to Macey at least, it seems like they’re no closer to a cure. At sixteen, conformity to the government’s idea of “sacrifice… (more)


The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen







Genre(s): YA

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now? She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league. Also, he’s taken.Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall… (more)


Love Me Anyway by JL Redington







Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

There is a serial killer loose in America’s National Parks. Greyson Beauchene, Head Ranger of Alaska’s Denali National Park is certain he will never have to deal with that because his park is too ‘out of the way.’ However, Ranger Beauchene soon finds out he is dead wrong.Greyson and his two assistants are flown by helicopter into a remote section of the park where hikers have found a casket, one of the biggest indicators the serial killer has found Denali. Greyson’s team is joined by one incredibly irritating and extremely demanding FBI Profiler and her two Agents. Very good… (more)


Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras







Genre(s): Romance

He was my older brother’s best friend. He was never supposed to be mine. I thought we would get it out of our system and move on. One of us did. One of us left.Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me. He broke my heart last time. This time he’ll obliterate it… (more)


Marrow by Tarryn Fisher







Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

In the Bone there is a house. In the house there is a girl. In the girl there is a darkness. Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her. What… (more)


A Spirited Tail by Leighann Dobbs







Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

Middle-aged bookstore owner Willa Chance is looking forward to the opportunity of appraising a valuable private library that hasn’t seen the light of day for fifty years… until she finds a dead body in the backyard and the ghost of the home’s previous owner anxiously waiting for her inside.Hampered by the persistent ghost who insists on keeping secrets from her, Willa navigates a sea of confusing clues as she struggles to uncover the connection between the recent murder and two murders fifty years ago.Is the answer contained in the secret she found in the library? Or the… (more)


The Candle Star by Michelle Isenhoff







Genre(s): Historical, YA

Runaways hidden in the barn, slave catchers housed in the hotel, and Emily squeezed between two very different loyalties. After a tantrum, Emily Preston is shipped from her plantation home to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There she meets Malachi, son of freed slaves, who challenges many ideas she grew up believing. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is only yards away, lodged in the hotel… (more)


Broken Wings by Mara Jacobs







Genre(s): Thriller

I could tell you my name, but then I’d have to kill you. Forced to live in seclusion, my only contact with the outside world is with my online chat buddies. I give out different screen names with every person except with one: Confessor. To him, and only him, my name is Blackbird. He is my soul mate. At least online.I make a living buying and selling used computers. Usually I can just ignore the stuff that’s left on the machine by the previous owner, but the desktop picture on my newest acquisition stops me cold. It’s the face… (more)


Wormwood by Micah Ackerman







Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

For Nate Wilder, anxiety is nothing new. Regularly suffering from panic attacks triggered by news reports of world catastrophes, he can barely handle his everyday life even when rationally, the events should not affect him. Nate becomes a prepper to help him cope with the anxiety, stocking a makeshift shelter.So when nuclear disaster actually strikes home, Nate must employ truly heroic courage or fold to his fears. But in the aftermath of the bombs, it quickly becomes apparent that surviving the attack is just the beginning–there is far worse yet to come… (more)


Romeo and Juliet: A Vampire and Werewolf Love Story by H.T. Night







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

The year is 2099, and New York City, now renamed Verona, has been turned upside down. Three sides have risen up and two of them are immortals. The vampires are led by the House of Capulet, and Juliet’s father is in charge of his clan. The werewolves are led by Lord Montague of the House of Montague, Romeo’s father. Lastly, there are warlocks and witches who roam the city, using magic as a last resort to protect their mortality.The two star-crossed lovers from opposing families find one another and fall hopelessly in love. Romeo and Juliet find a… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #13, an inventive supernatural thriller:
Fear the Light by William Massa
.



Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 28 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, April 28. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


FROM AWAY – Series One, Book One: A Serial Thriller of Arcane and Eldritch Horror by Deke Mackey Jr.







Genre(s): Horror, Fantasy

Something lurks in the black waters surrounding Mossley Island. An arcane and eldritch horror. For fifty years, it’s waited. Fading into myth. Allowing those who fought off its last invasion to succumb to age. Now, with the island all but unprotected, this ancient evil prepares to mount one last attack. The first chilling installment of this serialized story finds Dawn Lesguettes accompanying her father to the island. Though he is reluctant to return to his birthplace, Dawn has always wanted to learn more about her origins and hopes to reconnect with the family her wayward father abandoned before she was… (more)


The Dragon Ring by C. Craig Coleman







Genre(s): Fantasy

The Dragon Ring opens in a politically charged kingdom on the Powterosian continent. The reigning queen has recently ascended the throne at the insistence of the nobility who forced her corrupt brother to abdicate. The former queen, a soulless upstart, ruthlessly schemed to attain power and position. The sudden loss of status has unhinged her. She’s resorted to witchcraft to destroy her sister-in-law and the royal family to regain the throne. Caught in the middle are the royal children including young Prince Saxthor, the second son and spare heir. The unexpected discovery of Saxthor’s unique powers aggravates the… (more)


Meta by Tom Reynolds







Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

It’s been ten years since Connor Connolly lost his parents in ‘The Battle’; a fight between The Governor and Jones, two of the world’s strongest metas. Before ‘The Battle’ the world had been full of metas, super-powered humans whose amazing abilities came from mysterious wristbands. Since that day one has never been seen again.Now 16 years old, Connor lives in Bay View City with his older brother Derrick, a meta-obsessed blogger, where he’s just trying to keep his head down long enough to survive high school. All of that changes the night he attempts to save a… (more)


Nameless Dwarf book 2: The Axe of the Dwarf Lords by D.P. Prior







Genre(s): Fantasy

Nils wishes he’d never taken the job to escort a dwarf with no name on a madcap quest for redemption. Ilesa reckons she should have asked for a bigger bounty, and Silas is beginning to think the grimoire he stole from the Academy has a sinister will of its own.Nameless, on the other hand, is having the time of his life. After all, what more could a dwarf want than a horde of undead to splatter with his axe, a shape-shifting woman who does dwarf especially well, and a wizard who can produce ale out of thin air… (more)


NorthWest by JH Glaze







Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

John Hazard is back on the trail of danger! After a life-altering event, he has resigned from the police department in small town America and enrolled in a Paranormal Investigation course at Bay University, a community college in San Francisco.For their final grade, the class ventures to the Pacific Northwest to film a documentary on a mysterious phenomenon they call “The Northwest Triangle,” where scores of small aircraft and people have gone missing without a trace. Professor Macy Renner believes the answer lies in an unsolved mystery from her own past and is determined to discover it, no… (more)


The Hurt Circuit by S. K. Atkins







Genre(s): YA, Sci-fi

Who survives on The Hurt Circuit – and who doesn’t? There’s just one thing on the mind of Calen Firth-Shelby, the nineteen-year-old snowboarding hot-shot who came in last place on the Hurt Circuit four years ago: surviving long enough on the Baffin-Chain (a man-made prison island which is infested by cannibals) to prevent his siblings, twins Stella and Paul, from suffering the same fate.In the not-so-far future, the mega-rich live in constant fear: the “Suburban Tribes” that emerged from years of extremely violent global riots are more or less successfully kept… (more)


Sworn To Raise: Courtlight #1 by Terah Edun







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder–intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the… (more)


Warship by Joshua Dalzelle







Genre(s): Sci-fi

In the 25th century humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity.So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy? Would humanity fold and surrender, or would they return to their evolutionary roots and meet force with force? One ship–and… (more)


The Synchronicity War Part 1 by Dietmar Wehr







Genre(s): Sci-fi

After almost a century of peaceful exploration and colonization of space, the United Earth Space Force stumbles across a shockingly xenophobic alien race that has more and better armed ships and refuses all attempts at contact. As the outgunned Space Force is driven back in battle after battle in what appears to be a war of extermination, one officer experiences precognitive visions that help him blunt the enemy onslaught but he can’t control or predict when they occur.With the Senior Brass convinced that he’s a tactical genius, he’s given more and more responsibility and is terrified by the belief… (more)


R.E.M.: The Hidden World by Corrie Fischer







Genre(s): Fantasy

The unsuspecting Emily is elated to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. The pivotal mark of adulthood and freedom is at last upon her. However, when cast into a strange land, each answer only births more questions. The most prevailing being: Will she make it out alive… (more)


Dark Bayou by Nancy K. Duplechain







Genre(s): Horror

The Spanish moss swayed eerily in the breeze that brought with it fat rain drops that plopped onto the water, rippling the reflection of the darkening sky. That was when we saw the cabin, far off in a corner on the west bank. It was as I had seen it in my dreams–rustic long-forgotten by the world, save for whatever occupied its malevolent little frame. And whatever it was, was nothing more than a black silhouette in a creaking rocking chair on the tiny porch. As I stared at the phantom rocker, it suddenly stopped in mid rock… (more)


The Protector by Rye James







Genre(s): Fantasy

Drobania is on the verge of a rebellion. The leader of the rebel forces is a great warrior named Todel and was once the comander of the empire’s elite guard unit, The Protectors. The rebels have been raiding the lands of neighboring countries in hopes of embroiling Drobania in war, allowing them to take over. In order to stop the rebellion it’s decided by Drobania’s Queen and Council that the best way to end it is to eliminate their leader.A small band of soldiers is sent to the mountains to find Todel, who is unmatched in battle, and kill… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #12, an urban fantasy:
Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel
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