Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 21 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, April 21. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

A Demon Bound by Debra Dunbar

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It’s a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won’t hesitate to execute her on sight. But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the… (more)

The Pearl Savage : Alpha Warriors of the Band by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

The Pearl Savage–where 19th century Victorian America collides with biospheres fueled by steam-punk technology. An epic romance between a “fated” princess and a Savage unfolds despite every obstacle thrown in their way…Clara Williamson is a princess living in a dark post-apocalyptic future of bio-spheres fashioned to protect 1890s America. A time when marriages are arranged for things other than love. When her sadistic mother betroths her to an abusive prince from a neighboring sphere to secure their future in illicit trade, Clara determines to escape.Leaving a life of familiar terror behind, she embraces the… (more)

Keeper vs. Reaper by Jennifer Malone Wright

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

When her father died, Lucy Mae Estmond inherited the family business. She has known all of her life that she would be in line to watch over the souls of the recently passed, keeping them safe from the Reapers. The soul eating Reapers have been a plague upon the Earth, stealing souls and leaving the Keepers as the only thing that stands between Heaven and Hell. The factions despise each other and have warred for generations. Then Lucy discovers an ancient legend predicting the arrival of the Chosen One, destined to bring forth an end to the Reapers. The surprises… (more)

Branded by Keary Taylor

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life, everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about… (more)

Dogstar: It’s Moonlight Robbery by Jez Campbell

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Say hello to dogstar Pete, sink estate druggie turned werewolf thief. He’s got a nice line in robbing dealers, stashing cash and planning for his get-out-of-London. The dog’s life, right? And all’s sweet until he finds himself banged up in the Pound, behind bars, sentenced to death and realising he’s not the only dog in town. Now things ain’t looking so good. Maybe this time, Pete’s bitten off more than he can chew… (more)


Genre(s): Fantasy

Treachery and deceit run rampant in the Kingdom of Donegal.A high stakes game of life and death erupts in a land of murder and manipulation. A triggering event in northern Donegal sets off a series of events with consequences to be faced around the world. Some seek a throne but most hunt the elusive Pearl of Wisdom for its magical powers and ability to summon dragons.The story is told by multiple points of view that sweep you around a realm and beyond. The King’s son, a Queen, a Princess, members of rival families, several knights and a rogue… (more)

Bringing Stella Home by Joe Vasicek

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The war has arrived at home. James McCoy, the youngest son of a starfaring merchanter family, never thought he would face an invasion. But when an undefeated enemy slags his homeworld and carries off his brother and sister, nothing in the universe will stop him from getting them back.Not all wars are fought on the battlefield. Hard times show the greatness in men, and those who give all are changed forever… (more)

Rise of the Dibor by Christopher Hopper

Genre(s): Fantasy

The Dairne-Reih haven’t been seen in Dionia for generations–their kind and their king, Morgui, banished long ago from haunting paradise. But when creation shows signs of deterioration, the kings of the seven realms converge in the sacred Gvindollion gathering to arrive at one inexplicable conclusion: Morgui has returned.In the hopes of entrusting Dionia’s brave history and perilous future to a generation that has never known war, the kings decide to raise up their young sons as an elite group of warriors, known only as the Dibor.Gorn, legendary hero of the First Battle, is commissioned to teach… (more)

Numin-U’ia by A. A. Radda

Genre(s): Fantasy

For centuries, the faeries have used their secret portals to wreak havoc on Elvendom. At last, determined to crush the sinister creatures who plague them, the elves resolve to subdue Faeryland. Brilliant and charismatic Prince Alastair is chosen to lead the invasion, while his worthless brother Gilmar tags along for the adventure.Alastair breaches Faeryland and captures the faery princess, intending to use her as a weapon against her people. As he resists the princess’s strange powers, Alastair discovers she is different from anything he imagined. After the princess breaks her oath by violating her sacred faery heritage, Alastair decides… (more)

Animus: Six Tales of Crime and Terror by Aaron Ross Powell

Genre(s): Mystery, Sci-fi

Three people with secrets to hide meet at a roadside bar during a storm–a meeting that quickly turns deadly. In the very near future, a detective takes a case that leads him into the twisted world of genetic modification and artificial intelligence. An ex-cop is asked to investigate the odd old lady who lives across the street–and discovers truths far weirder than he could’ve imagined… (more)

What Came After by Jon Clinch

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The apocalypse doesn’t need plagues or zombies or bombs. All it needs is us.Set in the very near future, WHAT CAME AFTER takes place in a too-credible third-world America that’s been hijacked by corporations in the service of the wealthy. The Federal government has collapsed, health care is inaccessible, and private armies keep order. The upper class is concentrated in the cities, while the middle class–decimated by disease and poisoned by genetically engineered foods–labors on in a handful of desolate Empowerment Zones.One man, Henry Weller, has had enough. With his five-year-old daughter… (more)

Assassin’s Curse by Debra L Martin

Genre(s): Fantasy

When elite assassin Jeda received his assignment to kill a witch and deliver her twin daughters to the Countess of Berkshire, he had no idea it would be his last. The witch stuns him with an elemental blast, but not before he’s able to throw his knife. When Jeda regains consciousness, the dying witch is performing a compulsion spell between him and her daughters.Now bonded to the girls, Jeda’s old life is forfeit. His only thought is to take the girls and run as far away as he can. He has no idea that the twins are the ones… (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

Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 20 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, April 20. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

The Accident at 13th and Jefferson by Brenda J. Carlton

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Josh Greenwood and his Mom and Dad are walking their neighbors to the corner of 13th and Jefferson after Josh’s 14th birthday party when a careening motorcycle kicks up a rock that kills Bonnie, the mother. But what if the rock killed Tom, the father, instead? Or the accident unfolded differently and Josh was killed? This uplifting tale of middle class family life in America offers all three stories… (more)

Thundersnow by Sheila Hollinghead

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, YA, Religious

On her family’s farm in the Deep South, fourteen-year-old Sarah Jane clashes with her mother. At every turn, Momma crushes her daughter’s dreams. Worst of all, Michael Hutchinson’s warm brown eyes witness her humiliation. Sarah Jane must find a way to survive the abuse, for her young brother’s sake as well as her own. When Michael offers her hope, will she have the strength to stand against Momma’s unreasonable demands? If Sarah Jane will only learn to lean, refuge is waiting… in the shadow of the cedar… (more)

Flipping Numbers by Ernest Morris

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

EJ is a normal guy living a normal life, that is until he meets Maria a woman that changes his life forever. Maria teaches him how to make fast money by just flipping a few numbers. EJ quickly goes from a regular joe to a man of power. But he’s forced to learn the hard way that with more money comes more problems and with more problem EJ is forced to keep flipping numbers. Step into EJ’s world where money rules and one bad flip can end your life… (more)

The Scavenger’s Daughters by Kay Bratt

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Having survived torture and imprisonment during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily. Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs–Benfu’s work collecting trash. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children. With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu–or possibly his band of headstrong daughters–must find a way… (more)

Trust: A Twisted Wolf Tale by Rene Folsom

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Beau Shapiro has spent his whole life being called gorgeous, handsome, sexy– every word imaginable to describe his outer appearance. But despite his popularity, he never once lets it all go to his head. He’s holding out for that one girl that has it all–beauty and personality.While out searching for his father, Beau meets Karoline–a woman cursed to be a beast. Striking a deal with her to save his father’s life, Beau is taken to Karoline’s home deep in the mountainous woods to live with her. During his stay, he finds that there’s beauty within the beast… (more)

The Monster Within Idea: A Story Collection by R. Thomas Riley

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to? This collection of 18 stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. ”Attrition” offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely–but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the… (more)

Desired to Death by J. M. Maison

Genre(s): Mystery

The empty nest can be murder!Just ask stay-at-home mom Maggie True whose daughter has just left for college–leaving Maggie with a burning question for her husband Joe: ”Now what am I going to do with the rest of my life? ”Never in her wildest dreams does small-town Maggie imagine the answer will come in the form of a middle-of-the-night call for help from an estranged friend who has just been arrested for the lurid murder of a much-younger lover: A. J. Traverso, AKA Tattoo Boy–a sexy kickboxing instructor who had… (more)

Almost Kings by Max Doty

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The original novel that inspired the award-winning film, Almost Kings is a gritty, powerful story of the choices that bring two brothers together and tear them apart.With their father lost in anger and self-loathing, James “Truck” Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best as he could, considering he’s just a teenager himself. In return, Ted idolizes his brother.Now, during their one year of high school together, Ted will realize there are troubling aspects to Truck and his friends, The Kings. When the boys assign numbers to each girl at school and begin a dark… (more)

Dive and Fly by Warren Caterson

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Imagine– You were born with a rare condition. Synesthesia. You taste color. You feel sound. Now imagine how that would impact your job. Your love life. Your future.Billy Shakes is a successful writer whose synesthesia helped him create six killer novels. But he has hit a slump so his agent urges him to get out and take his ‘disease’ on the road. Take some risks. Get those creative juices flowing again. He does.Billy meets Maureen at a Florida film festival, and to Billy her shimmering bronze skin tastes of creme brulee. But the barely married Maureen tastes adventure… (more)

Fade Part 1: Looking Glass by Ann Elizabeth Kolbeck

Genre(s): YA, Paranormal, Historical, Sci-fi

Don’t go out after dark. Stay away from the old graveyards. Burn your dead.Seventeen year old Iris Doyen knew all the rules of her world–a world where Queen Victoria was presented with a caged vampire on her Golden Jubilee and magician-priests haunt the corridors of the Vatican. But when Iris discovers that her mother has been lying about her father’s death, she also learns that the world she thought she knew is only half of the story–and that all the rules are about to change.Now Iris must undertake a journey across the untamed Dakota Territories… (more)

Sudan by Ninie Hammon

Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Sudan 2000… The largest nation in Africa has become a killing field–two million tribal people are dead, victims of a brutal civil war or of systematic genocide, massacred by their own government. But that’s not why human rights photojournalist Ron Wolfson is risking his life there. He’s chasing a different story–investigating whispered reports of human trafficking, rumors of women and children in chains, auctioned off to the highest bidder, speculation that thousands of them disappear every day into the shadow world of modern-day slavery and are never seen again.As Ron tracks the phantom story he knows… (more)

The Island of Ted by Jason Cunningham

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Ted is a mid-tier Hollywood movie producer on the verge of losing his job, and his mind. After a string of personal tragedies, Ted decides to leave it all behind and purchase his own island off the Philippine coast to escape from the evil and violence in the world around him. With technology as his only companion, will Ted find what he’s looking for, or will his past follow him to paradise… (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

Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 14 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, April 14. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

The Settlers: Book 1 of The Movement Trilogy by Jason Gurley

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Earth is on the brink of ruin. Great storms destroy cities. Rising seas reshape the continents. Afraid for its survival, mankind constructs a fleet of space stations in orbit, and steps off-world.Among the humans fighting for their future are Micah Sparrow, a widower who uncovers a plot to return mankind to the dark ages; Tasneem Kyoh, who undergoes life-extension treatments and begins the search for humanity’s next home; and David Dewbury, a prodigy who believes he knows where that home might be.But in space, the rules aren’t the only things that have changed. Man himself has… (more)

L.A. Dark by G.F. Gustav

Genre(s): Horror

Five friends. West L. A. The power goes out, and everything with it. And it’s not coming back. They are normal people, not survivalists, caught in the worst place they could be, surrounded by looter gangs and millions who will soon be desperate and dying.Young, fit, but ill-prepared, their choices are few and stark.Jeremy’s Run, L. A. Dark, is the first installment of a serial story in five parts that chronicles an epic struggle of the human spirit to survive, to prevail over the odds, to retain one’s humanity, and to keep alive the hope for a… (more)

My Viking Vampire by Krystal Shannan

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again -trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she… (more)

The Fifth Magic: Book One of the Artifacts of Power trilogy by Brian Rathbone

Genre(s): Fantasy

The stars have gone… Long dormant relics bask in the light of a hundred comets, restoring magics of a previous age. Objects inert for eons become dangers and tools no one can ignore. The use of these artifacts will put everything at risk; all the while providing the greatest opportunity for human advancement in history. No matter what happens to the people of Godsland, the dragons have plans of their own… (more)

Ted Saves the World by Bryan Cohen

Genre(s): Paranormal, Sci-fi

Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager–until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams. After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs. Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero. When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she… (more)

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Genre(s): Fantasy

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined–animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders… (more)

The Theory Of Invisibility by Aimee Pitta

Genre(s): Paranormal

Set against the backdrop of California’s beautiful Venice Canals The Theory of Invisibility is a modern day fable that uses magical realism as an expression of one’s loss of faith. Emme Taylor, haunted by the death of her husband and son, and unable to interact with the world as she’s known it, slips into a state of invisibility.When Emme seemingly disappears, Morgan, Emme’s sister, immediately fears the worse and shines a spotlight of suspicion on Phil, Emme’s co-worker. As Emme struggles through her haze of grief she must decide if she should sacrifice her cloak of invisibility in… (more)

The Line by J.D. Horn

Genre(s): Fantasy

Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical… To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her… (more)

Townhouse: A Tale of Terror by Brian Rowe

Genre(s): Horror

24-year-old Sara Crimson isn’t happy about moving into a shady apartment complex with a man she barely knows. But after discovering she’s pregnant with her first child, she decides to try to make a relationship work with the baby daddy Max, an up-and-coming talent agent.An aspiring novelist, Sara at first is elated with the additional free time she has to focus on her writing. But as the days turn to weeks, she starts to suspect that something peculiar is happening in the Executive Townhouses of North Hollywood, California. People start disappearing, strange noises echo down… (more)

Frost Arch by Kate Bloomfield

Genre(s): Fantasy

In a future where ignorance has destroyed the world that we know, humans are slaves and Mages – advanced beings with abilities beyond everyday reach – rule the land. Avalon is one such Mage. Barely eighteen years of age, she wields the gift of fire yet she is unable to control it. She leaves her family in the dead of night and heads to the city of Frost Arch, her future seemingly grim.Will Avalon be able to overcome the trials that befall her? Will she be able to save the ones she loves and stay strong within herself? Time will tell… (more)

Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Genre(s): Fantasy, Horror/Paranormal

Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia.Some things are easier to forget.But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried.Some things are meant to be buried.Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face… (more)

The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse by Franklin Horton

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America’s infrastructure. Life as we know it in America grinds to a halt as the electrical grid collapses, communication networks are damaged, critical bridges and dams are destroyed, and major fuel refineries go up in massive fiery clouds. When the government responds by immediately halting fuel sales to the public, Jim Powell finds himself in a terrifying predicament – trapped five hundred miles from home with a group of coworkers. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim and his family become… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #11, the first Jim Knighthorse mystery:
The Mummy Case by JR Rain

Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 13 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, April 13. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Tempted by the Jaguar: Transformation and Revelation by Cristina Rayne

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Kylie Moore has a secret, one she and her adoptive father have carefully guarded for over a decade since the night her parents disappeared. However, when she is randomly attacked one night in her apartment complex’s parking lot, that one violent act sets in motion events that reveal not only her long-dormant shifter heritage in the worst possible way, but could also railroad her efforts of finding out what really happened to her parents.Suddenly finding herself the center of attention among Riverford’s shifter clans, Kylie’s only hope of navigating such a dangerous minefield of politics and perpetual battles… (more)

Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich

Genre(s): YA, Sci-fi

Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fianc she’s almost certain she can learn to love.But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove… (more)

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn

Genre(s): YA

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush’s life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it’s next fairytale victim.To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until… (more)

Thief: The Scarab Beetle Series: #1 by C. L. Stone

Genre(s): Thriller, YA

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered… (more)

How to Build A Skydeck by David L. Bradley

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Ever wonder if our species’ development is guided by a greater intelligence? Or if your goofy-looking neighbor is really an alien on an assignment of global scale? How much soul should one be willing to swap for a little comfort? Who wants to trade for a baloney sandwich? Stan Davis ponders this and more throughout his day as a white laborer on an all-black crew in the Deep South. Shoved from the nest at 19, the bright but indolent son of luxury struggles to make his way in a world of country clubs, convenience stores, topless bars and… (more)

Somewhere Over the Freaking Rainbow by L.L. Muir

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

Jamison is crushing on the new girl next door. Bad news–the neighbors are Somerleds–Amish-type cult-members killing off their own. Worse news–she’s next in line for sacrifice. Jamison will have to rise above the coward he thinks he is to get to the bottom of it all.Something is terribly wrong with Skye. She’s experiencing emotions like the mortal teenager she’s pretending to be. When she finally asks the right questions, she finds answers that will rock the Somerled world…… and none of her options include Jamison, the boy who has stolen the heart she was… (more)

His Wicked Sins by Eve Silver

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Determined to help her impoverished family, Elizabeth Canham accepts a position at Burndale Academy, an isolated girl’s school filled with secrets and shadows. There she meets mysterious widower Griffin Fairfax, a man dogged by dark rumours, a man who both frightens and fascinates her. But Beth has secrets of her own, nightmares that haunt her and fears that follow her into the light of day when a woman is found dead in the nearby woods — the victim of a brutal murder… a murder that bears terrifying similarity to others. Then Beth discovers that all the victims were intimately connected to… (more)

Flicker by Kaye Thornbrugh

Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

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

Here by Denise Grover Swank

Genre(s): YA, Sci-fi

Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to… (more)

Where the Secret Lies by Malika Gandhi

Genre(s): Paranormal

Nineteen-year-old Arianna and her family travel from London to India for a lavish wedding. Excitement turns to bewilderment and then curiosity when strange things start happening within a castle’s walls. A sealed door opens and Arianna is given Anjali’s diary, which recounts a romantic adventure that began during the bloody turmoil of partition in 1948.So begins a paranormal experience that leaves Arianna stunned and demanding answers. Who is Anjali? Why did the door unseal for her? Is there something the spirit wants to show her? What could it possibly be… (more)

Thaw by Bryan Dunn

Genre(s): Horror, Thriller

Arctic bush pilot Harry McNills is minding his own business and dreaming of retiring to the Caribbean–when two scientists from Cryolabs Corporation charter his plane for a scientific expedition. The beautiful young biologist Amy Tyler and her boss, the avaricious Hayden Lockwood, want to explore for freeze-tolerant organisms. Harry gets more than he bargained for when he falls for Amy and discovers an ancient terror entombed in an iceberg. A Navy team is assembled to exhume the remarkable find. But before the job is completed, something goes horribly wrong… and Harry and Amy find themselves trapped in a… (more)

Takedown by Bret Wellman

Genre(s): YA, Mystery

At the beginning of his high school career, Kaiden Philips was one of the greats. He had a natural talent for sports and a personality that made everyone want to be close to him. That was four years ago. Everything changed the night Jessica died. He’s spent every day since alone, trapped in a shell of guilt and anxiety. To make things worse, he sees Jessica from time to time. She comes to watch him from a distance. He might have lived like this forever were it not for an accidental run in with a few members of the wrestling… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #11, the first Jim Knighthorse mystery:
The Mummy Case by JR Rain

Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 7 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, April 7. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

Old Nathan by David Drake

Genre(s): Fantasy

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

Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Two destinies. One death. Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful — too powerful — and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival. Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal… (more)

Recon by Tarah Benner

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Eli knows corruption runs deep within the compound. It’s a reality he’s forced to confront every year on Bid Day. But when your job is to go out into the radiation-soaked Fringe so that others can live in peace, you don’t ask too many questions. For Harper, the bid system works just fine. She’s the best developer in her year, and she’s confident she’ll find a place among the wealthy, respected Systems workers. But when an upset in the bidding changes the course of Harper’s future, she’ll be forced to rely on an unlikely ally — dark, unreadable Eli Parker… (more)

Undercover Gorgon: Episode #0 – Becoming by R.L. Naquin

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Patrice has never been comfortable in her own skin. At midnight on her twentieth birthday, her magical Stealth Insurance lapses, leaving her with a head full of live snakes and an aversion to bright light. Now she understands why being human never felt quite right.Finally in the green skin the gods intended for her, Patrice moves into her new life as a receptionist at the Mt. Olympus Employment Agency. The day job sucks. But sometimes, a problem comes across Patrice’s desk she believes only she can solve. After hours, the magical items in the offices upstairs are left hanging… (more)

Shadow Unit 1 by Will Shetterly

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit hunts humanity’s worst nightmares. But there are nightmares humanity doesn’t dream are real.The BAU sends those cases down the hall. There, Stephen Reyes and his team pursue criminals transformed by a mysterious force: the anomaly.Welcome to Shadow Unit… (more)

Down the Drain by Daniel Pyle

Genre(s): Horror

Bruce has lost everyone he ever cared about–even his cat.Now he thinks he’s finally alone in the house, but something is about to come clawing its way out of the plumbing to prove him wrong… (more)

Dead Reckoning: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller by Tom Wright

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Civilization is descending into chaos: A deadly plague engineered by terrorists, international wars, and mankind’s innate depravity are about to take the world to the brink. Those are the last things Matt Anderssen, a scientist stationed at a Top Secret missile test site on a remote Pacific island, knew before all contact with the outside world suddenly stopped. Stranded on the idyllic tropical island that was his home and cut off from his wife and children by five thousand miles of ocean, Matt elicits the help of two loyal friends. Together, they defy the law and set out across the… (more)

Interim by P.K. Lentz

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The Interim, humanity’s sole possessors of faster-than-light travel, stands between the species and extinction, or so its Founders claim. The crew of the sub-light freighter Lady of Chaos wants nothing to do with it. But when two fugitives, one a scientist, the other a rogue agent of the Social Engineering Service–the Interim’s death squads–come aboard, Lady suddenly becomes the most wanted ship in the galaxy. And that’s even before the Interim learns the true identity of Lady’s captain. The hunt is on, and its outcome will leave the universe forever changed… (more)

Exodus by Drew Avera

Genre(s): Sci-fi

For twenty five hundred years the civilization on Mars has been ruled by the Syndicate, an organization run by the top one percent. Every need and desire of the average citizen has been fed by the machine in return for a lifetime of obedience. What happens when the profit margins fall and the people become a burden to the pockets of the Syndicate? What happens when their plans to exile their citizens to a certain death is revealed? This is the story of a man named Serus Blackwell who has a job to do. Serus is a policeman who works… (more)

Armageddon Girl by C.J. Carella

Genre(s): Sci-fi

College student Christine Dark wasn’t happy. Her social life sucked, she spent too much of her time playing computer games or reading sci-fi novels (and the occasional paranormal romance) and she felt like she was missing out on everything. Fate had something special in store for her, though.Without warning, an unknown force drags Christine out of her world and takes her to a whole new universe, an alternate Earth where superhuman beings have existed since the end of World War One, a world filled with strange and dangerous characters.Christine soon learns she too is more than human… (more)

Robyn’s Egg: A Futuristic Thriller by Mark Souza

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

In a dismal future driven by corporations, where most citizens are human billboards focused on status and entertainment, Moyer and Robyn Winfield struggle to attain a baby. Moyer doubts he will make a good father. His wife Robyn, however, is frantic for a child, and Moyer wonders how long his marriage will survive without one. In an age when babies must be cloned and purchased, the high cost almost makes the point moot.When his wife learns their friends negotiated the price of their baby, she sends Moyer to Hogan-Perko, a corporation with a monopoly on human cloning, to… (more)

Sing Me To Sleep by Chris Simms

Genre(s): Horror, Paranormal

Laura and Owen buy a secluded cottage on the edge of the Peak District. Old mines riddle the hills surrounding their new home and, soon after moving in, Laura starts to hear faint snatches of birdsong. Her husband, wrapped up in his new job, is rarely around. Nervous and alone, Laura fears she’s developing tinnitus. Her doctor can find nothing wrong. Then an archaeological dig on a neighbouring hill unearths some disturbing finds – and Laura’s life starts to become terrifying… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #11, the first Jim Knighthorse mystery:
The Mummy Case by JR Rain