Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 20 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, October 20. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres. And if you like fantasy novels with noble heroes, be sure to check out the Heroes & Swords collection of over 40 free epic fantasy/sword & sorcery novels to choose from — available for a limited time.

The Girl with the Scar by William Stadler

Genre(s): Fantasy

Inexplicable seizures have plagued 15 year-old Genevieve Solace her entire life – seizures so violent that she’s left unconscious for days at a time. News of the king’s Raiders tell stories of vicious murders where women are slain, children are orphaned, and entire towns have been leveled to ashes, all in search for the Girl with the Scar. As autumn ends and the cold of winter sets in, Genevieve fears that the raids are growing near. She can only pray to the gods that the Raiders will never find her. But fate, as it seems, is rarely ever so kind… (more)

War of the Fae: Book 1 by Elle Casey

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, YA

Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do… (more)

Intertwine by Nichole Van

Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy, Historical

Time is not a river. It is a vast cosmic sea. Where each life exists as rippling circles on its surface, past and future being eternally present. And occasionally, one expanding ring intertwines with that of another, weaving the lives of two people together… In 2012, Emme Wilde can’t find the right guy. She wants to feel that swept-off-your-feet dizziness of true love. But so far, her dating life has come up short. Star Trek geek? Nice but too serious. Hippy artist? Cute but too vulnerable. Instead, Emme obsesses over the portrait of an unknown man in… (more)

Enter Ruinland by C.J. Anderson

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Enter a post-apocalyptic world of homicidal artificial intelligence and violent robots.Logan will discover a horrible flaw within his DNA. Can he handle the truth? Lauren’s lustful choice may have fatal consquences. Will she accept her fate? Enter Ruinland is the searing dark chronicles of human and synthetic life following a future nuclear apocalypse. This is the beginning of humanity’s end… (more)

Prince of Hearts by Margaret Foxe

Genre(s): Fantasy

London: 1896. Airships rule the skies, and automatons run the tracks at Ascot. Since the Great Exhibition of 1851, Her Majesty’s Empire has been powered by the Steam Revolution and Welding science. It is a time of glorious innovation and dangerous civil unrest. But Miss Aline Finch, prim, plain career girl, has more important things on her mind than the state of the Empire. After her employer, the handsome but insufferable criminologist, Professor Romanov, hares off for parts unknown in a slightly-illegal dirigible, stranding her in France, she has finally had enough. In a fit of pique, she decides… (more)

The Body Departed by J.R. Rain

Genre(s): Paranormal

When a killer broke into James Blakely’s apartment and fired twelve bullets into his body, it was the end of James’s life–but just the beginning of his journey to redemption. Sentenced to burn in hell for a crime he cannot remember, James is given the choice to proceed immediately to the afterlife or haunt the world of the living in search of his killer. Electing to return to Earth as a ghost, he attempts to solve the mystery of his own murder, visits the living–starting with his daughter and ex-wife–and confronts the sins in his past… (more)

Lord of the Black Land: A Dark Epic Fantasy: Part One by Jack Conner

Genre(s): Fantasy

Dark times have come to the kingdom of Felgrad. Once one of the jewels of the Crescent, now the dark powers have turned their gaze upon it, and Giorn Wesrain, son of the baron of Fiarth, has become inextricably drawn into the machinations of the Dark One, along with his beloved Niara, High Priestess of Illiana. Their love will be tested as the armies of the enemy strive against Felgrad. Worse, one of their own, Raugst, is in truth an agent of the Dark Lord, and Raugst will soon bend the barony to his will. If Felgrad falls, so too… (more)

The Mariner by Ade Grant

Genre(s): Horror

He awoke with a buzzing in his head, lost at sea… Hidden amidst the fractured remains of a sunken world are the answers the Mariner craves. The ocean is endless and yet he has the tools for such a hunt; an antique slave ship infested with Tasmanian devils, a crate of semi-automatic weapons, and a dreamlike clue formed loosely in his mind. Sinister impulses, however, gnaw at his soul, unravelling his sanity: a proclivity for violence and a hunger for rape.Surrounded by mindless zombies, flesh-eating eels and dangerous cults, this sadomasochist could be humanity’s last chance at… (more)

The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

Genre(s): Fantasy

One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account of Felicity, a low-born companion of the Princess Caution at Buckkeep.With Felicity by her side, Caution grows into a headstrong Queen-in-Waiting. But when Caution gives birth to a bastard son who shares the piebald markings of his father s horse, Felicity is the one… (more)

Operation Chimera by Tony Healey

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Generations of war with the savage Draxx have left humanity desperate for a way to gain the upper hand.A chance to turn the tide in their favor is all legendary Captain Nicholas Driscoll needs to hear to lead an expedition behind enemy lines to the Chimera Nebula – a region of space so unstable it remains largely uncharted.Lieutenant Michael Summers sees an opportunity to matter, a chance to let future generations exist in a universe without constant war. He and other brave young cadets join the Manhattan for its first dangerous mission – to penetrate the Chimera Nebula and discover… (more)

The Never Hero by T. Ellery Hodges

Genre(s): Fantasy

At the gates between worlds… In a war outside of time… He fights for us. Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon, while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges… The Never Hero is the first installment in The… (more)

Just Evil by Vickie McKeehan

Genre(s): Horror

Three friends believe they’ve escaped the evil clutches haunting them since childhood until a stranger brings revenge full circle. A survivor of an abusive childhood, Kit Griffin cherishes her new life of freedom. But when her tyrannical mother is found brutally murdered on Mother’s Day, the horrors of her past threaten to destroy her. When she becomes the prime suspect, when the body count continues to rise, Kit must convince the police there’s a cold-blooded killer on the loose, a killer working his way down a mysterious list of victims all connected to her mother’s evil–a killer who… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 13 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Friday the 13th, Shelfbuzzers! May the only misfortune you experience today be that of a character in one of the books you’re reading. Here are our eBook picks for Friday, October 13. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

The Singularity: Heretic by David Beers

Genre(s): Sci-fi

In the early twenty-first century, humanity marveled at its greatest creation: Artificial Intelligence. They didn’t foresee the consequences of such a creation, however. Deemed The Genesis, the Intelligence quickly decided humanity couldn’t continue in its current form, that if it did, destruction awaited the world.Resorting to drastic measures, entire generations of humans grew from laboratories, and within a thousand years, the threat of destruction evaporated.Now, in a world where humans must meet specifications to continue living, a man named Caesar emerges. Not meeting specifications–indeed, thinking things no human should, eyes fall on Caesar, eyes that could… (more)

Neptune Crossing by Jeffrey A. Carver

Genre(s): Sci-fi

When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune’s moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission–to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth’s survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End–with a new Afterword by the author… (more)

Days Gone Bad by Eric Asher

Genre(s): Paranormal

My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We’ve vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I’ve faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and — damn, I need a vacation… (more)

The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski

Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

When kids awake on an island, they’re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds.Reed dreams of a girl that tells him to resist Foreverland. He doesn’t remember her name, but knows he once loved her. He’ll have to endure great suffering and trust his dream. And trust he’s not insane.Danny Boy, the new arrival, meets Reed’s dream girl inside Foreverland. She’s stuck in the fantasy land that no kid can resist. Where every heart’s desire is satisfied. Why should anyone care how Foreverland… (more)

The Backworlds by M. Pax

Genre(s): Sci-fi

In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the first book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. Try it for free. A galactic adventure.After the war with the Foreworlders, Backworlders scatter across the remaining planets. Competition is fierce, and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to improve his fortunes by destroying his son. He tells his only boy their moon isn’t big enough for them both and gives Craze a ticket for the next transport leaving the space dock.Treated worse than a stranger… (more)

Kingdom of Silver by M.J. Hewitt

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

Paul Abbott is an ordinary teenager until he discovers a mysterious talisman. Enabled by the talisman, he starts to code. He builds a game world that takes on a life of its own. There is no-one he can share this world with until he meets his new neighbor Kayleigh.Kayleigh is convinced that Paul has a destiny, but Paul doesn’t believe in himself.But one night disaster strikes and Paul has to embark on a quest across the dimensions. Before he knows it, he finds himself on a race against time to rescue Kayleigh and right wrongs before anyone… (more)

Tales of Airn, Volume 1 by James Clinton

Genre(s): Fantasy

In the kingdom of Danaan Princess Tara is confronted with an impossible task to save her kingdom. The story is filled with Elves, magical and strange creatures and an evil force set on destroying her.Princess Tara learns of the life of her father, (the King of Danaan) before she was born and before the kingdom of Danaan ever existed. As a young man, Tuatha is faced with an internal battle of good and evil that none of us would ever hope to endure. It is packed with action and a pain brought on by the fiercest evil known to… (more)

Widow Town by Joe Hart

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

In the future there is no such thing as a serial killer.A breakthrough research project has detected an active gene present in all known psychopaths and developed a vaccine to make it completely dormant. People are inoculated at birth. Society has rejoiced the extinction of the sociopathic mind.There hasn’t been a serial killing in America in over forty years.Sheriff MacArthur Gray resides in the future but lives in the past. His world views have chased him from a large metropolis to his home town, but there is no sanctuary to be found after he arrives.Because people… (more)

The Shadow Walkers Ghost Series Books 1-3: Lost in Shadow, Desired by Shadow, Iced in Shadow: Modern-day ghost stories with a dark twist by Cynthia Luhrs

Genre(s): Horror, Romance

Life has gone from bad to worse. Reeling from a bad break-up, Emily takes off for a vacation to Scotland to forget but fate has other ideas. The sole witness to the murder of a sexy highlander only she can see, Emily thinks she’s losing her mind. Lord Colin Campbell prowls the streets of Edinburgh, a broken barren shell, eviscerating those who prey on humanity. Not to mention he’s totally hot. But when she saves his life, everything changes, For Emily unleashes a curse and if she doesn’t fix it in a week, well, she might as well kill… (more)

Insects: A Novel by John Koloen

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

A group of scientists trapped in the remote Brazilian rainforest. One horror filled night. Entomologist Howard Duncan has a generous grant and a wealthy lover. Now he’s on the verge of a find in the Brazilian rainforest that will reenergize his career: the rarely sighted reptilus blaberus, an insect like no other. But something has changed – nature has started producing an antidote to the fungal infection that previously held the insect population in check. Skeletons provide Duncan and his team with an ominous first clue about the potential consequences. And as the hunters become the hunted, the team must fight… (more)

Severed by Sarah Alderson

Genre(s): Paranormal

Fate brought them together. Now it’s threatening to tear them apart.As the last in a long line of demon slayers, Evie’s destiny is to end the war that has raged for centuries between humans and demons.Lucas, the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior who was sent to kill her, has betrayed his own Brotherhood and his family to fight alongside her. With an army of unhumans on their tail, Evie and Lucas are forced into an uneasy alliance with a group of rogue Hunters who offer protection and the promise of answers.As the past is untangled and the… (more)

Houses of Common: by Derick William Dalton

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Some don’t hold these truths to be self-evident.In the 22nd century, pilgrims of space exploration leave Earth for nearby planets crafted for them by terraformers. Ranyk is a smart-mouthed alien, the best of the world-builders employed by the US government–and he always completes his assignments solo, pushing to the deep recesses of space for the good of colonists and to avoid his growing fame.Until he’s handed an on-planet assignment in Ireland, of all places, as an undercover student of genetic engineering. His real plan? To pull scientists and their families out of a… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 29 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, September 29. 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)

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London by Frank Tayell

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

No one is safe from the undead The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected and they died. Then they came back. Nowhere is safe from the undead. As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the UK would be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, in the Scottish Highlands and in the Irish Republic. Bill… (more)

Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo

Genre(s): Horror

It was a flu season like no other. With the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try and attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country convulsed, collapsed, and died, only to be reborn. With a taste for brains, blood, and bodies, these modern-day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged… (more)

Her Dear and Loving Husband by Meredith Allard

Genre(s): Horror

Professor James Wentworth has a paranormal secret he struggles to hide in his quiet life in Salem, Massachusetts. One night his private world is turned upside down when he meets librarian Sarah Alexander. Sarah is haunted by nightmares about the Salem Witch Trials, and she is awakened by visions of hangings and dying in jail. As James comes to terms with his feelings for Sarah, he must dodge accusations from a reporter desperate to prove that James is not who, or what, he seems to be. Do vampires, witches, and werewolves lurk in Salem? And will James make the ultimate… (more)

The Resurrection Maker by Glenn Cooper

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Arthur Malory, a seemingly ordinary Englishman, has a burning interest in the Grail, a passion inherited from his father. Thrust into a life-or-death quest to find the precious artifact, he will discover not only his own amazing heritage but also the power that the Grail possesses, a power that informs the resurrection of Christ and explosively merges spiritual and scientific thought… (more)

Shadows, Maps, and Other Ancient Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

I had new cupcakes to bake, a new treasure to hunt, and a new dragon in town — literally. Who wouldn’t be ecstatic filling their days with chocolate, trinket collecting, and martial arts training? Yeah — me.Because no matter how much chocolate I ate, I couldn’t fill the dark pit in my soul. A darkness born from blood alchemy. A darkness that reeked of the black magic I now knew I was capable of creating.Maybe it was time to walk away.But what if there were important things left to do? What if I was the only one who could… (more)

The Galapagos Incident: A Science Fiction Thriller by Felix R. Savage

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Evicting people from their homes isn’t any more popular in 2285 than it was back at the turn of the millennium, but when it comes to asteroid squatters, somebody has to do it. Elfrida Goto doesn’t love that part of her job, but if she doesn’t play by the rules, the solar system will be starved of vital resources. Evicting the inhabitants of asteroid 11073 Galapagos is shaping up to be an even bigger challenge than normal. Then a sneak attack on Elfrida’s home base thrusts her onto the front lines of an interplanetary war against a terrifying and enigmatic… (more)

Pop Travel by Tara Tyler

Genre(s): Sci-fi

In 2080, technology has gone too far for J. L. Cooper. He thinks he can avoid pop travel teleportation, until he stumbles onto a video of a pop traveler who turns to dust. Sparking a series of murders, attempts on his life, and threats to his brother, Cooper wants to pass off the evidence but knows he’s being watched and can’t trust anyone. And who would believe him? With help from the neurotic genius “Creator” of pop travel and a beautiful Southern charmer, Cooper must expose the deadly glitch and shut it down or die trying. No problem… (more)

Lost and Found: Find Me Series 2 by Trish Marie Dawson

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror

She survived Earth’s worst global pandemic. In the city she learned how to cope with the roaming dead. Tucked away in the mountains she struck down the living who tried to kill her. Now Riley fights a new battle – the one within herself. Wracked with survivor’s guilt and an almost crazed sense of duty that takes her out of the solitude of the Southern California mountains and into the heart of Orange County, she makes a series of choices that can lead to the destruction of everything she’s managed to save.In the end, will it all be worth it… (more)

The Sapphire Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan

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

A Union soldier risks everything to save the life of Abraham Lincoln, while a Confederate surgeon races through time to preserve Lincoln’s Legacy.Reenactor Dr. Charlotte Mallory has spent years perfecting the portrayal of her ancestor, Civil War Confederate surgeon Major Carlton Mallory. In the middle of the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, she is hurled back in time and lands in the middle of the battle itself, and from there is catapulted into dangers that threaten her life and shatter her heart.Charlotte is captured by Union soldiers during the battle and hauled before General… (more)

Beyond Hades by Luke Romyn

Genre(s): Fantasy, Thriller

What if mythology isn’t myth? The ancient Greeks told fabulously detailed stories involving unbelievable creatures – monsters dominating all tales from that time. Were they just highly imaginative, or was their inspiration from somewhere else? Doctor Talbot Harrison, a professor in archeology, receives a phone call one day which will destroy everything he perceives as reality. His brother has been mysteriously killed and within moments the United States Military appear at his door, literally dragging him from his home. Thrown into a helicopter under intense armed guard, it doesn’t take long until they are attacked by something which cannot possibly exist… (more)

A Distant Eden by Lloyd Tackitt

Genre(s): Sci-fi

December 2012, a massive solar storm knocks out the power grid. Three hundred million Americans are suddenly faced with a survival situation. They have no water, electricity or fuel. Food rapidly disappears from the store shelves, not to be replaced. Only three percent will survive. Those three percent will have much in common. What does it take to be one of them… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 22 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, September 22. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres. Also, it’s your last chance to check out this special selection of over 50 free books here. Enjoy!

The Rebellion: Eris: Book One by M. L. Gardner

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

This action-packed dystopian novel by the best-selling author of The 1929 Series takes you far into the future where freedom and truth no longer exist. After a worldwide pandemic decimates the population, those left alive fall for the promises of a tyrannical regime. Decades later, no one knows the world was ever free, save a small group of men and women brave enough to escape. Nicholi, a third-generation rebel, now leads the village his grandfather founded sixty years earlier. Sheltered deep in the Sayan Mountains of Russia, he trains resistance fighters for the rebellion and copes with… (more)

Fire in Frost by Alicia Rades

Genre(s): YA, Paranormal

Crystal Frost has spent her whole life believing she’s ordinary, and her mother has long held the secret of her heritage. When Crystal begins seeing the ghost of a dead classmate, her life spirals out of control. She’s faced with the threat that everyone will find out she’s a freak, as if the struggle to figure out her new-found abilities wasn’t enough pressure. Crystal has to find some way to save the people who have come to her for help all while trying to keep her abilities a secret. Will she be able to fulfill these overwhelming demands while… (more)

No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller by M.P. McDonald

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

The government can do anything they want to him — anything at all… Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty — but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead of a thank you, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. He’s just a regular guy — a photographer — who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. Tragedies he’s driven to prevent. His frantic warnings about 9/11… (more)

Empaths by S. H. Jucha

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Aurelia Garmenti killed her tormentor with the only weapon she had, her mind. Terrified of what she’d done to the governor’s nephew, Aurelia flees the domes of Pyre and seeks safety aboard the JOS, the Pyrean space station. Against his better judgment, Captain Jessie Cinders rescues Aurelia before station security can apprehend her. He risks his mining company and his ships to hide the young empath, not fully realizing the consequences of his action. The domes’ governor, Markos Andropov, is desperate to apprehend Aurelia and return her downside, before she can reveal his sordid secret. Aurelia lived her entire life… (more)

Hunted by Evangeline Anderson

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Sophia Waterhouse has always been afraid of needles and vampires so there’s no way she wants anything to do with a modern day Count Dracula–even if he does come wrapped in the package of a huge Kindred warrior with blond hair and ice blue eyes. She’s only on the Kindred Mothership to participate in her sister Liv’s wedding and that’s all.Sylvan is a Tranq Kindred who has made a sacred vow never to call a bride. After a devastating rejection on his home planet, his heart is a block of ice no one can melt–or so he… (more)

Imhotep by Jerry Dubs

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Historical

Stumbling in the dark of an unfinished tomb beneath the sands of Saqqara, Tim Hope discovers a doorway that opens into ancient Egypt, a time before the Sphinx, before the great pyramids of Giza, and long before the loss of his beloved Addy.Hoping to forget his past, Tim immerses himself in the ancient world and soon learns that two other Americans have preceded him through the time portal. While searching for them Tim finds himself feeling at home in the simpler, more immediate land and irresistibly attracted to the delicate Meryt, a wbt-priestess for the god Re.As… (more)

Outage by T.W. Piperbrook

Genre(s): Horror

When newlyweds Abby and Rob awaken, the power is out, the neighborhood is covered in snow, and the house is freezing.They’ll soon find out that the storm is the least of their worries.Somewhere outside, something else is lurking. Waiting for the chance to strike… (more)

First of my Kind by Marc Stevens

Genre(s): Sci-fi

This is the story of Nathan Myers, a Missouri Farm boy who through a chain of events that happens half way across the galaxy, finds his way from the seat of his grandfathers tractor to the command of a starship from a lost super race. Nathan will tell you in his own words about the life and death struggles he encounters on his journey. He will tell you about the humor, peril and pain of his galactic education. Even with the help of an eccentric A. I. and the most unlikely of allies, he still finds it easy to lose… (more)

Sevenfold Sword: Swordbearer by Jonathan Moeller

Genre(s): Fantasy

The quest of the Seven Swords kills anyone foolish enough to seek its secret. Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, but he is the only Swordbearer in the realm of Owyllain. That means he is the only warrior capable of defending Owyllain from the forces of dark magic. But the powers of darkness have servants in Owyllain, servants who are more than willing to put a dagger in Ridmark’s back… (more)

Renegade Star: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure by JN Chaney

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Jace Hughes is a Renegade. That means taking almost any job that comes his way, no matter the situation. So long as he can keep his ship floating, he’s free to live the life he wants. But that all changes when he meets Abigail Pryar, a nun looking for safe passage out of the system. Too bad there’s something off about the cargo she’s carrying. Jace knows he shouldn’t ask too many questions, but when strange sounds start coming from inside the large, metal box, he can’t help but check it out. Big mistake. To make matters worse, he’s being… (more)

10:37 by Jacqueline Druga

Genre(s): Sci-fi

In a single moment of time, ninety percent of the world’s population drops dead. Throats closing, they choke and unable to breathe… they die within seconds. It is just the beginning. Judd Bryant, a survivor who does not succumb to the horrendous death, is a talented man with a zest for living. He faces his darkest hour until he finds a purpose in the form of Dawson, an eight-year-old boy with an unusual gift. The unlikely pair set out to find others, only to realize that each passing day is increasingly more dangerous than the one before. Their… (more)

Shattered Lands: A LitRPG Series by Darren Pillsbury

Genre(s): Fantasy

It’s all just fun and games… until somebody dies. Welcome to the Shattered Lands, the first truly immersive video game where you see, hear, touch, taste, and feel the game. In this online fantasy world of dragons, elves, wizards, and magic, two best friends enter at the same time and take very different paths. Daniel desperately wants to break free of his ‘nice-guy’ life in the real world… until his choices end in tragedy. Eric wants unlimited power by any means necessary. Assassin or summoner of demons, it makes no different. Join them on their quest – both inside the… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 15 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, September 15. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

Shadow Games by Jay J. Falconer

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Paranormal

Teleportation. Telepathy. Superior strength and speed. Abilities she never wanted. Abilities she must learn to control. Emily Heart used to have a normal life. A life filled with family, friends, and a warm bed to sleep in. But that was before the night of The Taking. The night when she was abducted and genetically transformed against her will. Now she’s lost everything and living on the streets of Glassford Park, struggling to stay alive one more day. But it won’t be easy. Not when a gang wants to kill her, cops want to arrest her, and a reporter wants to… (more)

A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo

Genre(s): Sci-fi

With the Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans–for a price.Humanity now has three worlds to defend.As Earth’s armies rush into battle and special operations units scout alien worlds, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: You can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies… (more)

I Hope You Find Me: Find Me Series 1 by Trish Marie Dawson

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Life for Riley ends when her young children die in her arms–victims of a global viral outbreak that claims the lives of everyone she’s ever known. Left to fend for herself with only a dog as her companion, she sets out on a journey to find others, leaving notes everywhere she goes–hoping that one day someone will come looking for her. When Riley meets the handsome yet mysterious Connor on the streets of Downtown San Diego, they form a bond unlike either has experienced before. When the things that go bump in the night turn out to be… (more)

The Red Sword by Michael Wallace

Genre(s): Fantasy

Markal, an apprentice wizard, is thrust unexpectedly to the head of his order when his master is decapitated by a gray-skinned assassin. The order’s walled gardens have the power to restore their dead master to life, but only if the apprentices can protect his body long enough for their sanctuary to work its magic. When a barbarian warrior named Bronwyn invades the gardens wielding a soul-binding sword and accuses the order of harboring a powerful sorcerer, Markal thinks she is another assassin come to finish the job. But Bronwyn is a paladin, a holy warrior from across the… (more)

Born Lucky, Book One of The JD Chronicles by Chris Dougherty

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

At three days old, JD was blown clear of the explosion that killed his mysterious parents and set him on a path of uneasy discovery. A reluctant psychic, JD chooses to live in the safe world of a mental institution, unable to control the things he ‘sees’–sometimes with unwelcome, and even dangerous, consequences.Join JD as he tries to help find a young couple who go missing in the forbidding Pine Barrens of South Jersey… (more)

The Experiment of Dreams by Brandon Zenner

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Benjamin Walker’s lifelong career of testing experimental drugs and medicines, as well as participating in fascinating sleep-related studies, has come to an end. A new and lucrative job opportunity is offered to Ben, working on a project named Lucy, a machine capable of reading and recording a person’s dreams in intimate detail. All is finally going well for Ben… until strange dreams of a town named Drapery Falls begin to plague him, and memories once hidden begin to reveal themselves. The doctors and staff onboard team Lucy are not who Ben thinks they are, and Mr. Kalispell will stop… (more)

Kellie’s Diary: Decay of Innocence by Thomas Jenner

Genre(s): Horror

This book is entirely from the viewpoint of a little girl writing to her diary. You meet Kellie, a bright and inquisitive young girl living the typical suburban life with her family; she goes to school, complains about lunch, and thinks boys are gross. She also writes daily entries into her diary, whom she calls “Barbie.” However, her world is turned upside down when a strange illness takes over the city. During a massive outbreak, Kellie finds herself completely alone and stranded at school. She must find her way out and figure out how to get home, braving the dangers… (more)

The Girl Who Dared to Think by Bella Forrest

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

How do you fight an enemy when they’re inside your mind? A gargantuan glass-walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness. They say it’s all that’s left. The Tower’s survival is humanity’s survival, and each must serve it faithfully… Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined by the number on her wristband – a rating out of ten awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in her skull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts. Liana is currently a four, the lowest possible acceptable score, and… (more)

Heart of Vengeance by Terry Mixon

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A pirate attack with only one survivor. A conspiracy woven across the planets. A vengeance that will not be denied. When pirates seize the inter-planetary freighter owned by Brad Mantruso’s family, he is dumped into space. Saved from death by a passing Fleet ship, he is left with nothing but his skills, a gun, and a burning desire for vengeance. Acquiring a ship, he reinvents himself as the mercenary Captain Brad Madrid. Before he can pursue his enemies, however, he finds himself dragged into an unexpected conflict when his ship’s history draws new enemies to him. Beset by pirates… (more)

The China Pandemic by A. R. Shaw

Genre(s): Sci-fi

What the world dreads most has happened – a mutated avian flu pandemic has ravaged the global population. Whether accidental or intentional, only two percent of the population has survived. In the Pacific Northwest, a dying mother recognizes that her young child is among the immune. What will she do to ensure his survival before her own death? Meanwhile, as natural predators invade urban areas, Graham has buried his last remaining family member and promised to carry out his father’s advice to make it to the family cabin. He meets with triumph and tragedy learning new rules along the way. Just… (more)

Song of Edmon by Adam Burch

Genre(s): Fantasy, Sci-fi

In Adam Burch’s thrilling series debut, a young man must choose between violence and peace in a distant world divided between those who thrive in endless sunlight and those who survive in eternal darkness. The isolated planet of Tao is a house divided: the peaceful Daysiders live in harmony while the pale Nightsiders pursue power and racial purity through the violent ritual of the Combat. Edmon Leontes, the gentle son of a ruthless warrior noble and a proud Daysider, embodies Tao’s split nature. The product of diametrically opposed races, Edmon hopes to live a quiet life pursuing the music of… (more)

The Builder’s Sword by J.A. Cipriano

Genre(s): Fantasy

Arthur never expected to wind up in Hell. At least, not because he found an ancient sword in a pawnshop. To make matters worse, Hell isn’t as he thought. It’s a desolate wasteland under siege by an all-consuming void known as the Darkness. Now, he’s trapped with no way home, a ragtag army of women, and a sword whose only power is to modify the abilities of those around him. Not exactly winning odds. Worse, if the Darkness isn’t stopped, not only will it devour Hell, but Earth will be next on the menu… (more)