Handpicked Kindle Books for Aug 18 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, August 18. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

New World: a Frontier Fantasy Novel by Steven W. White

Genre(s): Fantasy

Across the sea lies a newly discovered continent, a world whose forests and beasts are unknown to the recorded memory of elves, dwarves, or men.In this land called Mira, the brutal sacking of a young colony links the fates of two opposite characters: a twelve-year-old printer’s son named Simon Jones and his long-lost uncle Tiberius Bogg, one of Mira’s legendary mountain men.Simon is small, but smart; scared but determined. Bogg, with his raccoon-skin cap and smart-talking grammar abuse, is fast as a splintercat and stealthy as a hidebehind. Together, they turn the tables… (more)

The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

Genre(s): Fantasy

Loch is seeking revenge.It would help if she wasn’t in jail.The plan: to steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but now is in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so Loch–former soldier, former prisoner, current fugitive–must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shapeshifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical warhammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills to help her break into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire and the vault that holds her family’s treasure… (more)

Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue by Hugh C. Howey

Genre(s): Sci-fi

It wasn’t easy for Molly being the only girl in Flight Academy, but getting expelled was even worse. Abandoned by her family when she was young and now tossed from the only home she’s ever known, her future looks bleak.But then Molly hears that her father’s old starship has turned up halfway across the galaxy. Setting off to retrieve the old craft, she hopes it will hold clues to his disappearance. Accompanying her as a chaperone is Cole, her old flight partner from the Academy.Molly can’t believe it. She’s now the proud owner of her own starship. Her… (more)

Daughter of Time:A Time Travel Romance by Sarah Woodbury

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Sci-fi

A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike…A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg’s life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales…Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales–and create their own history that defies the laws of time… (more)

The Colony: Part 1: Arrival by Mark Marinaccio

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A colony of extraterrestrial migrants arrives on Earth hoping to integrate into society but a world, which becomes temporarily united, suddenly becomes inexplicably divided at the discovery that they are all alien-human hybrids.When the alien colony ship appears in the skies above Earth, it carries secrets within it, which are as difficult to comprehend for humankind, as it is for the extraterrestrial travellers themselves.The alien colonists have no memory of life before the ship, but they will discover a shocking truth about just how closely related to the inhabitants of Earth they all are, leading to confusion… (more)

The Returners: Season One Omnibus by Mikey Neumann

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Alex Heton is living a second life and so is his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, Chloe. After a man tries to kill both of them in a restaurant, they reveal to each other that they are the reincarnated bodies and minds of Alexander the Great and Joan of Arc.Before long, they find out that there are many out there like themselves, from Eliot Ness to a thirteen-year-old Albert Einstein. As the group tries to band together and figure out how they have returned, they are hunted by a crazed killer who is just like them: a… (more)

Monster Vice by George P.Saunders

Genre(s): Horror

The time is tomorrow. A meteor storm has allowed monsters of every order to run free across the planet. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and other atrocities are the new bad guys on the block. To contend with this prevalent threat, various law enforcement agencies have created special divisions to deal with the monster epidemic. LAPD has created Monster Vice, and its senior cop is Dick Pitts — a specialist in monster extermination. On a daily basis, Pitts stakes vampires, executes werewolves, and exorcises demons. When his partner is killed, he is assigned a new partner named Curadel — who is in fact… (more)

Vaccination: A Zombie Novel by Phillip Tomasso

Genre(s): Horror

What if the H7N9 vaccination wasn’t just a preventative measure against swine flu? It seemed like the flu came out of nowhere and yet, in no time at all the government manufactured a vaccination. Were lab workers diligent, or could the virus itself have been man-made? Chase McKinney works as a dispatcher at 9-1-1. Taking emergency calls, it becomes immediately obvious that the entire city is infected with the walking dead. His first goal is to reach and save his two children.Could the walls built by the U. S. A. to keep out illegal aliens, and the fact… (more)

Blue Smoke and Madness by Lisa C Hinsley

Genre(s): Horror, Paranormal

Blue smoke and madness: that is what Alex finds when a being only she can see, touch and hear enters her life.Clive is a demon. Not figuratively, but literally – a real life demon complete with red cat-suit and velvet horns. Initially playful and fun, Clive directs Alex’s life deeper and deeper into darkness, despair and death. Is Clive real or is he just inside Alex’s head… (more)

White Flag Of The Dead: A Zombie Novel by Joseph Talluto

Genre(s): Horror

Millions died when the Enillo Virus swept the earth. Millions more were lost when the victims of the plague refused to stay dead, instead rising to slaughter and feed on those left alive. For survivors like John Talon and his son Jake, they are faced with a choice: Do they submit to the dead, raising the white flag of surrender? Or do they find the will to fight, to try and hang on to the last shreds or humanity… (more)

Sleepers by Jacqueline Druga

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A normal spring morning cascades into a nightmare world for Mera Stevens as 1.8 billion children simultaneously fall ill and then vanish from the face of the earth. Her son, Jeremy, is one of them. Increased natural disasters, onslaught of disease and other phenomena throws the world into chaos as it balances on the brink of extinction. With communications down, Mera gathers the courage and strength she needs to trek across a dying country in search of a daughter she desperately hopes is still alive. While en route to Seattle, Mera is joined by others on a similar mission. Their… (more)

The God Virus by Skip Coryell

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Suddenly, the lights went out, not just in one town or village, but all across the world. It was an act of cyber terrorism that plunged the world into the heart of darkness, into the 1000-year night, letting loose the demons of a billion souls, pitting dark against light, causing each person everywhere to choose sides… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Aug 11 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, August 11. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

The Abyss Above Us Book 1: A Horror Novel by Ryan Notch

Genre(s): Horror

There is a place in the sky where there are no stars, no matter how deeply the astronomers gaze into it. Atop a lonely mountain stands a mighty telescope that turns towards the coordinates of this abyss nightly, as if drawn to it. Receiving its commands from a computer that hasn’t existed for twenty years.Introverted network engineer Shaw is brought in to find out why.To his horror he finds that while the night sky may be dark, it is not silent. A signal is coming from those coordinates. Creating a sound liquid and hypnotic with layers of data… (more)

The Vorkian [a dystopian novella]: The 2250 Saga by Nirina Stone

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The year is 2250. Mazz is a regular fellah with a regular job, living a quiet life in Citizen City. That is until he is compelled to head to a mystery secret facility far from his home, where he learns that he will be trained to be a Death Doctor. Where he will live, for the rest of his life, as a Vorkian. But how short will Mazz’s life be in this new, deadly job? Take a quick journey with Mazz, to understand just what it takes, and everything you must give up, to become a Vorkian in Apex. This… (more)

Silent Rising by Kliment Dukovski

Genre(s): Sci-fi

For millennia, two rivaling civilizations … the Cyon Empire and the Bion tribes … have been encompassed in a merciless war among themselves which left their worlds in ruins. For the last fifty years their hostilities decreased but both sides know that the war isn’t over yet and that the final battle is close at hand. However, something stirs in the depths of their planets. A new force is rising that threatens to annihilate both civilizations. On one side of the front, a broken Cyon will stop at nothing to reclaim what he’s lost. On the other side, a convicted Bion is… (more)

Game On: Alien Space Adventure by R.E. Rowe

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Online gamers Jayden Banks and his best friend Parker Jameson had the perfect life in the San Francisco Bay Area until a malfunctioning tablet computer and a traced computer hack catapult them into an epic outer-space adventure. When thirteen-year-old Jayden, Parker, and Parker’s twin sister Nora get thrown into an intergalactic war by shape-shifting aliens, the trio will need to team up with alien teens and a mysterious energy being to survive the journey home. But the alien leader is determined to destroy them. Game On is the first book in the Adventures of Jayden Banks… (more)

Misery’s Tribe: Book V: Book V of the Cadian Chronicles by J Belinda Yandell

Genre(s): Fantasy

Fleeing from Chancellor Paglia’s plots at the Palace on Omana Terret, a heartbroken and pregnant Leah falls into the hands of the unscrupulous Griggs. Griggs has figured out the Chancellor’s secret, and, fearing for his own neck, hatches a plan to take Leah into Tor Abat where he intends to sell her in the slave markets. He enlists another thief, Tolrode, to help him, but the journey through the mountain passes is hard and dangerous. When their little party stumbles across the dreaded mountain bandits, everything changes in ways Leah never could have imagined… (more)

Letter to Sergeant Gillian by Jacqueline Druga

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Victoria Donner insists a kindred spirit is watching and guiding her. Not only that, according to Victoria, his presence and ghostly hand are the reason behind her new found artistic ability. Out of nowhere, she draws abstract images. She truly believes they are his messages from the other side. A puzzle of sorts, she needs to solve. Her costly and relentless visits to psychics breed nothing. In fact, the charcoal drawings are her label of insanity until the day Victoria disappears from the face of the earth.Unaware of her ability, Victoria inadvertently, through the creation of paranormal art, opens… (more)

The Saltwater Marathon by Jonathan Chateau

Genre(s): Horror

Bryan Combs is a cheater.Broke a pact with his loving wife, Sirena. Put off having kids. Made her second to his management career. Distanced himself from her. Then slept with his seductive boss, Carmela.That’s when Sirena broke. Fell into a depression so deep, she took her life by driving her car into the Atlantic. Her body was never recovered.Fast forward six months later. The fling has ended. The career Bryan once revered is now a meaningless existence. He finds brief solace in the form of sneakers and bottles. Running and drinking. But neither seems to quell the… (more)

The 13th by Shadow Stephens

Genre(s): Paranormal

Magic in Strega Bluff is like parking meters in other cities. The quaint New England town is home to a large community of witches, warlocks–and many secrets. Jade Hansen loved living there until the untimely death of her parents. After a much-needed sabbatical, she returns to find the peaceful hamlet turned upside down. A string of murders haunts the city and everyone is potential a target, but even worse, they are all suspects. A family secret puts Jade in the middle and her loved ones in danger. Dodging an evil warlock set on revenge, she is in a… (more)

Dividing Earth: A Novel of Dark Fantasy by Troy Stoops

Genre(s): Fantasy

Robert Lieber lost his mother to cancer when he was a child… and now he’s been diagnosed with what is now a family legacy.Even though he can’t sleep, he can’t stop dreaming… of a woman… white as light… and a little girl riding into a desert frontier town… her parents cut down on the steps of an inn, screams of “Witch” rising into the air…They were legends… some lived for centuries… they held the elements in the palm of their hands… they could pierce the veil of reality… and were here long before us… Robert’s mother is one… (more)

ATLAS by Isaac Hooke

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The future of warfare has a name: ATLAS.Three times the height of an ordinary man and ten times wider, the ATLAS mech represents the peak of combat engineering. Rade Galaal will become a one-man army–if he can survive the training.The MOTHs: elite warriors, products of the most arduous military training known to man. Only the MOTHs can master the devastating, atomic-powered battle suits dubbed ATLAS, massive weapons-laden mechs that constitute an unstoppable ground force when piloted by the consummate soldiers of the MOTH teams. Can Rade make the grade, ascending from raw recruit to… (more)

Out Of Darkness by Jason D. Morrow

Genre(s): Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Death doesn’t wait for our approval. Death takes us when it is ready. Nineteen-year-old Mora knows this all too well, living in a world where the dead have walked the Earth for the past 60 years. Mora is on a mission to save her village from the relentless greyskins, and there is only one man that can help her: Jeremiah of Screven.As she travels the wastelands, she discovers a power within herself, a power she believes no other human possesses. That is, until she meets others like her … the ones who call themselves the Starborn. These super… (more)

The Kingdom of Four Rivers by Guy Salvidge

Genre(s): Sci-fi

In the distant future, climate change has wrought havoc on the world, leaving isolated communities living beneath great shields. Ji Tao is a young peasant woman struggling to make sense of her place in the world of the Kingdom of Four Rivers. On a family expedition, she makes a startling discovery in an ancient crypt, sending Ji Tao on a breathtaking journey of danger and intrigue… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Aug 4 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

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

First Strike by Richard Turner

Genre(s): Sci-fi

When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth’s far-flung colonies are in danger.The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels the reader to the furthest limits of space. Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears… (more)

Planet Urth by Jennifer Martucci

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The world has changed. It’s dangerous, deadly. Inhuman creatures rule the planet. Animals have mutated. The land is hostile. But it’s all I’ve ever known. Hunger. Fear. Panic. Those emotions are my reality. They are my every day. I am Avery, and I am seventeen. My father died a year ago. Since then I’ve been responsible for my eight-year-old sister, June.I worry we are the only humans left.Humans have been hunted for centuries, to the brink of extinction. I must fight each day to protect my sister. It is the reason I wake, the reason I… (more)

Operation Z-Day by Dennis Larsen

Genre(s): Horror

The year is 2019 and the world is ripe for the next great pandemic. Viral genomes mutate on the fly, casual intimacy is common and travel is easy. These factors and others allow the spread of a caustic invader to overwhelm, then overcome their host organism — us. Calgary, Alberta, known to the world for The Stampede and 1988 Winter Olympics, is home to Raven Falconer, an aspiring author, and her three roommates. The women, fun-loving and educated, are intent on furthering their careers and life’s circumstances. Soon their lives will be tested to the very limits of friendship and… (more)

Jake West – Warriors of the Heynai by M J Webb

Genre(s): Fantasy

The Heynai bestowed upon the people of Estia one great weapon to fight the forces of evil, a set of five stones which possess unlimited powers. They housed them in a protective box and entrusted it to a Keeper, a guardian chosen from Earth. For centuries, the Stones and the Keepers defended their world against wizards, tyrants and armies. Until the day that two ordinary fifteen year old boys from England broke them.Now, the beleaguered Rebel Army is marching to the city of Dassilliak, pursued by the tyrant, King Vantrax, his savage beast warlord, Sawdon, and his entire Northern… (more)

Rebel Space Fleet by Gavin Chappell

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Hyperjumping to the worlds of the Circassian Trade Agreement, the rebels intend to seize control of the antimatter generation plants which will provide them with enough fuel to continue their crusade across the galaxy.Almost as soon as they drop out of warp, however, they are attacked. Their new cloaking devices prove futile. Circassian ships blast rebel vessels out of the sky. The Venus is captured. Rapidly the rebels discover that they have been betrayed.Who is the traitor? Will they escape? And will they ever defeat the Galactic Empress? Part Ten in THE PLANETEERS… (more)

Ravage: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright

Genre(s): Horror, Paranormal

Nick Adams is an ordinary man. He loves his family, pays the bills, and relaxes with a beer at the weekend. But he hates his job, which is what makes it so difficult when barely a single customer comes by his store today. It seems there’s a bug going around, keeping people at home. Still, it’s probably nothing to worry about. People get sick all the time.His day is about to get worse.It won’t be long before Nick’s entire life is turned upside down, sending him on a frantic journey through a ravaged world that will ultimately lead… (more)

The Reaper Virus by Nathan Barnes

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

Richmond burns once again but this time it is caused by a deadly virus, quickly dubbed the Reaper Virus, that is ravaging and reanimating all it encounters. This agent of the apocalypse breaks through the boundaries separating life and death while demonizing the afterlife. Havoc is ferociously wrought upon every corner of the globe by the infected hunger.Trapped at his dispatcher desk in a campus police station, Nathan is determined to do whatever it takes to return to his family. Betrayal, murder and the countless undead surround Nathan as he makes his way through the unknown darkness of his… (more)

The Slaver Wars: Endgame by Raymond L. Weil

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The Federation is pushing the Hocklyns steadily back, but they still vastly outnumber the Humans and their allies by hundreds to one. Fleet Admiral Hedon Streth has to defeat them before they develop newer and more deadly weapons. In a bold move, Hedon comes up with a daring plan to attack the Hocklyn home worlds. If he succeeds, the war will be over and if he fails then the Federation will face imminent defeat.The AIs have withdrawn to the center of the galaxy where they are working on their Great Project. Once completed it will send out a hyperwave… (more)

The Darkness by W.J. Lundy

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror

The Darkness is a fast-paced story of survival that brings the apocalypse to Main Street USA.While the world falls apart, Jacob Anderson barricades his family behind locked doors. News reports tell of civil unrest in the streets, murders, and disappearances; citizens are warned to remain behind locked doors. When Jacob becomes witness to horrible events and the alarming actions of his neighbors, he and his family realize everything is far worse than being reported.Every father’s nightmare comes true as Jacob’s normal life–and a promise to protect his family–is torn apart.From the Best Selling Author… (more)

Venomous by Penelope Fletcher

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance

She is mine to protect, mine to shelter, mine to feed and mine to cover. When she is weak, I shall be her strength. She was stolen from her world by our captors. Now her survival is my responsibility. It is her duty to endure my lust, respect my nest mates and honour our union with offspring. I revere this giver of life, as is the way. — Venomous One, formerly of Rok, enslaved gladiator”Six things a woman should not have to deal with: 1) More than one barbaric alien lover/life mate. 2) Long term stay on a slave… (more)

The End in All Beginnings by John F.D. Taff

Genre(s): Horror

THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS is a collection of horror that’s a literary tour de force through the emotional pain and personal anguish of the human condition. Praised as one of the best collections of heartfelt and gut-wrenching horror written in recent history, it’s a disturbing trip through the ages exploring the painful tragedies of life, love and loss.Each of the five masterfully written novellas included in THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS examine complex themes running the gamut from the loss of childhood innocence, to the dreadful reality of survival after everything we hold dear is gone, to… (more)

Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel

Genre(s): Paranormal

Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in her small North Carolina hometown. But one night, she suffers a vivid nightmare in which a wolfish beast is devouring her twin brother, who lives in Alaska. The next morning, police notify her that Mani is dead. Driven to learn the truth, Solina heads for the Land of the Midnight Sun. Once there, she begins to suspect Mani’s friends know more about his death than they’ve let on. Skyla, an ex-Marine, is the only one willing to help her.As Solina and Skyla delve into the mystery surrounding… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the Top 20 books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #20, a thrilling urban fantasy:
Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

Handpicked Kindle Books for Jul 28 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

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

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by JL Bryan

Genre(s): Paranormal, YA

Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, the most haunted city in the United States. When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested… (more)

The Time Stopper by Dima Zales

Genre(s): Sci-fi

From a USA Today bestselling author comes a novelette in the Mind Dimensions series. This short story does not require you to have read the other books in the series.I can stop time, but I can’t change anything.I can access memories, but not far enough.My name is Mira, and my life is about finding the Russian mobster who killed my family… (more)

Hostile Takeover by Van Allen Plexico

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A peaceful, international scientific research base orbiting Alpha Centauri-A.A military coup aboard a starship headed to resupply that base.A terrible, dark secret concealed on the moon of Amphion.General Thomas Jefferson Davis and his UN commando squad have just jumped head-first into a hornets’ nest of cosmic proportions. But — are they the good guys in this story… or the bad… (more)

Broken Episode One: A Galactic Coalition Academy Series by Odette C. Bell

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Special Commander Joshua Cook has a secret, she’s sure of it. He’s the Coalition’s latest golden boy, but she knows he has a past that’s far from sparkling.Ready to find out what his secret is, she isn’t ready for the man himself. Josh is the rudest, meanest, crudest Coalition officer she’s come across. She’s about to give up when the unthinkable occurs … they get stuck on a desert planet far from help.They’ve got to rely on each other to survive. Which is harder than it sounds –.Broken is the continuation of the Galactic Coalition Academy universe. A four… (more)

Avanaux: A Hickory Lace Scifi-Fantasy Adventure by PJ McDermott

Genre(s): Sci-fi

AD 2179. The planet Prosperine, twenty light years from Earth.For a hundred years, the Vatican’s Alien Corps has combed the universe for signs of the approaching apocalypse. Their search has come to nothing — until now. Reports from the newly discovered planet, Prosperine, say an extraterrestrial known as the Teacher has been performing miracles. Could he be the Lord of Light predicted by the prophecy? Hickory Lace, recently reinstated to the rank of commander, is assigned to investigate. Before Hickory and her team can complete their quest, they discover a plot by the non-aligned worlds to seize the planet’s… (more)

Priceless by Shannon Mayer

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker. When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. I’m on the FBI’s wanted list. I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life. But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn’t know a thing about the supernatural… (more)

The Reset by Daniel Powell

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A young man with a terrible secret buried deep in his chest staggers through what remains of the American South. The destruction is total–the landscape scrubbed bare by the fires of the Reset. The sun rarely penetrates the daily ash storms, and the last of the Earth’s plants and animals are slowly dying out.And yet, there are survivors. Benjamin Stone is one of them, and he’s searching for the only person who can share his pain, another who was biologically altered at birth to become a weapon capable of bringing the world to its knees. Outside of the… (more)

Back to The Viper: A Time Travel Experiment by Antara Man

Genre(s): Sci-fi

If you could redo the worst mistake of your life, would you? At what cost? For the past ten years, the weight of botching the biggest performance of their career has plagued The Jackal, a band of misfits. With nothing to show for their musical career, lead vocalist Ashley, a single mother, along with the other three band members still long for stardom that was just within reach. Ashley’s friend Harry, an odd scientist, offers them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – time travel. The band took the plunge to redeem past missteps and become the rockstars they weren’t meant… (more)

The Journal: Cracked Earth by Deborah D. Moore

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Allexa Smeth has believed in being prepared ever since she got caught up in a grocery store mob hours before a big snow storm in Detroit. Many years later she’s living a quiet and peaceful life in a remote region of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and still preparing. This serves her well when a horrendous natural disaster rocks the entire country and brings all shipping to a halt, leaving many without food and other necessary supplies.In her small town of Moose Creek, Allexa serves as the little needed emergency manager, but is called on when many start to… (more)

A Spark in the Darkness by Adam Furman

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A supersoldier’s death. A brother’s promise. When Ishmael Harrison learns of the betrayal and murder of his brother, he enlists to fight. The civil war on the American colony planet is going badly for the Union. Will Ishmael find peace? Or will Ishmael end up another casualty, just like his brother… (more)

A Path Toward Home by Heather Lorenz

Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Religious

As a little girl growing up in post-World War II America, Constance loved her mother’s vivid bedtime stories of a motherless prince. When Constance was six, that life ended; she spent the rest of her childhood with her uncle and aunt in Canada.At 17, bored and lonely after her best friend moved away, Constance smacks her head, wakes up in the country of Avonea, meets the prince of her mother’s childhood stories, and discovers that her mother had made the same mystical journey. Is this world of romance and mystery real or just a dream? Dream or real… (more)

Child of Fate by Jason Halstead

Genre(s): Fantasy

Early winters and distant cities make the northern reaches fit only for adventurous homesteaders. Alto is on the verge of becoming such a man when his father is ambushed by monstrous raiders from the mountains.Determined to find help for his father Alto leaves his home behind and sets out with a group of adventurers tasked with learning the true nature of the raids. Help for his family grows more and more distant as the boy is swept up into a budding war with a neighboring nation and the threats of evil forces from the mountains.A fiery-tempered princess… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the Top 20 books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #20, a thrilling urban fantasy:
Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

Handpicked Kindle Books for Jul 27 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, July 27. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

ANGEL by Mary E. Kingsley

Genre(s): Historical, Contemporary Fiction

Thirteen year old Angel Bishop is fed up with all the unanswered questions about her life, like why did her daddy run off when she was just a baby? And why has her Aunt Patsy, the only family member she feels she can talk to, been locked up in a place for crazy people all these years? It seems to Angel like her family fell apart right after she was born, which makes her wonder what her coming along had to do with it.Growing up with her mother, Ruth, who is often distant and preoccupied, and her bible thumping… (more)

All The Dead Things by Simon Paul Woodward

Genre(s): Paranormal, Contemporary Fiction

Stan Wisdom is cursed by the stifling influence of an overprotective mother and the ability to see monsters invisible to everybody but him. When a new found friendship is threatened, rage leads Stan to reveal himself to the monsters and the hunt is on. Pursued through an endlessly repeating day, Stan uncovers the dark secret fuelling his mothers fear and finds himself at the centre of a supernatural civil-war with the future of life and death at stake… (more)

Crispy Critters by Theo Cage

Genre(s): Mystery

Sometimes you have to do the hard things. A child molester has moved into their neighborhood and they’re not happy about it – two retired guys with too much time on their hands – and revenge etched across their sclerotic hearts… (more)

Swans Are Fat Too by Michelle Granas

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Natalia Lanska, formidable Polish pianist, is dead. No one is really sorrowing, except maybe her granddaughter Hania, whose own career as a concert artist never took off due to a terrible weight problem. Feeling unwanted, Hania arrives in Warsaw for the funeral hoping for a warm welcome from her relatives. Instead, they saddle her with their appalling children, decamp, and refuse to return. Hania’s situation is at first improved and then complicated when a neighbor–the very correct, very austere descendant of an old Polish family–asks her to proofread an amateur history project. Hania sets to work with a… (more)

Death on Alder: Lee Harding Mystery Book One by Beth Everett

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Take a trip that’s a little bit Nancy Drew, a dash Cheech and Chong and, and just enough Streets of San Francisco to make you want to hop on a cable car. Lee Harding can’t find happiness in the harsh east coast winters. A trip to her hometown of San Francisco is meant to lift her spirits. She stays with her sister Alice’s home at the Twenty Alder compound, a tiny courtyard with five separate apartments. The residents are scurrying to prepare for their landlord Martha’s birthday celebration. The courtyard is lit with strings of lights, the bar is ready… (more)

Clarity by Loretta Lost

Genre(s): Romance

Her world has always been dark, but he might be able to change everything…Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a traumatic event to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods–where no one could ever hurt her again.When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that his new research can give her… (more)

Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Welcome to Too Much–where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common–superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she’ll settle for… (more)

Fifty Million Reasons by Heather Wardell

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Angela has typical lottery-player plans: help friends and family, give more to charity, and escape her rut. But when she wins big, she faces angry relatives, her own unexpected greed, and a lawsuit from the person who put her in that rut. Almost nobody treats her normally, and they’ve got fifty million reasons not to.She can buy anything she wants now, but can she buy the life she needs… (more)

Taking it With You by Daniel Prokop

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The fictional story of a dying spiritually challenged woman, who vows to take everything with her when she dies. Unfortunately, cryonics leaves her cold but the thought of bequeathing her vast fortune to herself, to her reincarnation, becomes an obsession. She reasons that if the Tibetan Buddhists can find the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation 13 times then surely, for a very large sum of money they will agree to find hers once… This is an inspiring West tries to buy East story of hope, possibility and a prophecy that promises a Free Tibet. ‘Taking it With You’ is a rich, light… (more)

The First Supper: a tale of two hours by Karen Schiff

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Politics Make Strange Bedfellows — And Even Stranger Suppers! Take a family feud, add a heap of hot-button issues, toss in a healthy dose of farce, and what do you get? A hilarious new spin on the classic film, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, reimagined to reflect some of the absurdities of today’s political times. One fine day, Amanda Worthington, daughter of wealth and privilege, returns home from college with shocking news. At her side is boyfriend Brian Grace, the son of strict social conservatives who, by the way, will be arriving any minute now. The Graces’ visit–and the… (more)

Webs of Power: A Novel by Darlene Quinn

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Webs of Power is a raw, unsentimental portrayal of greed, manipulation, and relationships set in the excessive, insatiable retail industry of the 1980s. When a hostile takeover of the retail giant Consolidated is announced, the lives of three determined women, each linked to the corporate upheaval, are unexpectedly thrown off course: Paige Toddman’s marriage to Consolidated’s West Coast Division CEO is threatened when she decides to step out of her fast-paced lifestyle to raise the unwanted child she is carrying, a choice driven by her secret past. The fabric of Ashleigh McDowell’s life begins to fray when her fiance… (more)

Death Turns A Trick by Julie Smith

Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid. That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even more delightful when she’s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice. Could this day get any worse? Of course! Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor? Handsome Parker Phillips, Rebecca’s new beau and the most attractive man she’s… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the Top 20 books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #20, a thrilling urban fantasy:
Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge