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