Handpicked Kindle Books for May 19 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

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


The Waiting Booth by Brinda Berry







Genre(s): YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

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


The Destroyer by Michael-Scott Earle







Genre(s): Fantasy

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


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







Genre(s): Fantasy

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


The Last Safe Place by Ninie Hammon







Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Paranormal

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


A Tide of Shadows by Tom Bielawski







Genre(s): Fantasy

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


Redemption Song by Craig Schaefer







Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

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


The Vines by Christopher Rice







Genre(s): Horror

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


Heirs of Grace by Tim Pratt







Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

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


The Hidden Relic by James Maxwell







Genre(s): Fantasy

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


Scarlette by Davonna Juroe







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

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


Night Visions by Elena Gray







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

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


Burial To Follow by Scott Nicholson







Genre(s): Horror

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

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #14, a standalone romance:
Silent Love by Casey Clipper
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