Handpicked Kindle Books for Jul 3 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, July 3. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.


Rise of the Dragons by Morgan Rice







Genre(s): Fantasy

If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. In RISE OF THE DRAGONS Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.–Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto MattosThe… (more)


Conspiracy of the Cage – Free Extended Preview by Randy Nargi







Genre(s): Fantasy

In the dead of night, a man is dragged from his chambers, chained, and strapped to a catapult.But it isn’t just any man. It is Tobin Leroth, a mage who had just unlocked the mystery of the Donden Cage: a 3,000 year old artifact with the power to change the course of history.Shadowy conspirators fling the mage to his death and steal the artifact from the powerful Mage Guild in an effort to topple the ancient order.Bander, a grizzled veteran guard and investigator, is forced into the search by a mysterious young sorceress who reveals a very… (more)


Bound by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins







Genre(s): Fantasy

At twenty-two, Keira Carver needs to find a husband, and quickly, but the prospects in her small medieval village are not looking too good. So when Aaron Drake, a handsome stranger, takes up residence at Storbrook Castle, set deep in the surrounding mountains, Keira takes notice. Just as interesting is the fact that a fire-breathing dragon has also moved into the neighborhood, and is rumored to live in caves beneath the mountain fortress. What exactly is the connection between Aaron Drake and the dragon? And when the dragon rescues her from the unwanted attentions of some village boys… (more)


Sword of the Archon: Shader Series book 1 by D.P. Prior







Genre(s): Fantasy

Shader series book 1The first book of the epic fantasy trilogy. All three books are completed and already available for Kindle and as paperbacks. An omnibus edition of the trilogy is also available as “Against the Unweaving”.Plague strikes the city of Sarum, and the dead rise from their graves.The liche, Dr. Cadman, has discovered a long-hidden artifact and perverted its power for his own selfish ends.But an ancient evil from beyond the stars is drawn by its use and turns hungry eyes upon the Earth.These are the times of Unweaving, the times Deacon Shader… (more)


Sword Bearer by Teddy Jacobs







Genre(s): Fantasy

Newly updated and corrected 2nd edition (February 2014)You swung a staff until you were ready to swing a sword. Then you went on all kinds of adventures — fighting monsters, casting spells, and saving damsels in distress. At least that was how it was supposed to work, but I didn’t believe a word of it.BOOK ONE OF THE EPIC FANTASY SERIES RETURN OF THE DRAGONSLocked in his room in the castle, young Anders yearns for adventure. Until the day he opens a magic portal and a girl bursts into his locked room with a chemical warlock hot on… (more)


Timeshock: I Want My Life Back by Timothy Michael Lewis







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Imagine what would happen if you had made different choices in life? Nigel Saunders gave up theoretical physics to dedicate himself to his family.A mysterious stranger appears from a reality where Nigel was a physics genius who created a time machine.Nigel’s life is about to change completely in a fast-moving adventure through time and space… (more)


Kowloon Sunrise: A Porter Melo Novella by Brent Baldwin







Genre(s): Sci-fi

After a decade of service in the U.S. Government’s black ops branches, former Navy SEAL and CIA agent Porter Melo has retired to a quiet life of fishing, sailing, and corporate espionage in Hong Kong. When a shipment of Top Secret weapons is hijacked just off the Chinese coast, Porter is yanked back into the shadow world he thought he’d left behind.With vicious Chinese secret police, a murderous Japanese assassin, and ruthless Hong Kong Triads closing in on all sides, Porter is in a race for his life to recover the weapons before they can be used against him… (more)


Driftmetal by J.C. Staudt







Genre(s): Sci-fi, Fantasy

In a shattered world of airships and windborne cities, Captain Muller Jakes’ crew betrays him when his plot to steal a fortune in gravstone goes awry. A lost city, a deadly sabotage, and a series of narrow escapes will force him to choose between his freedom and the lives of thousands. A high-flying adventure full of gadgetry, treachery and intrigue; a pleasing amalgam of steampunk and cyberpunk… (more)


Dropped into Oblivion by Oscar Kerr







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Nine Specialists are being dropped into Ector Moon Five’s atmosphere.It’s their job to destroy the disturbance deep down below. It’s their job to protect and serve the weaker race, humans.The atmosphere is dark, orange, and something is very wrong.Rangor Reetzenburg is the master in control of this mission, and as the vessel nears impact, a simple mission turns into something he will never, ever forget. This isn’t only a story about surviving what lurks below, but it’s a story about space politics gone wrong.Sometimes, you can’t rely on your own government to rescue you. Sometimes, you… (more)


Orientation by Al K. Line







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

Nobody noticed as it swept around the globe – until billions began to die. Then it got a name: The Lethargy. Everyone just gave up, all interest in life relentlessly gnawed away.Marcus was different – he became the most powerful man alive. A man able to bend reality to his will and peel back the layers of the complex world he found himself alone in.His only true desire was to help safeguard mankind’s future, so The Commorancy was constructed, a fabled safe haven for those lucky enough to get an invitation after passing his strict and convoluted entry requirements. But… (more)


Stars Rain Down by Chris J. Randolph







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Meet Marcus Donovan; astronomer, day dreamer, and smart ass. He was just another researcher in a jumpsuit until he saw something that didn’t fit. At the time, it seemed to be nothing but a blip on a sensor read-out, an asteroid that wasn’t an asteroid, but it became his obsession. He named it Zebra-1, and now he’s hurtling through the solar system on a mission to see it in person.Meanwhile, the Earth has its own visitors. Seven massive vessels appear out of nowhere and rain hell down from orbit, reducing civilization to a pile of ashes and rubble… (more)


The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller by A.G. Riddle







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Read the novel that started it all: The Atlantis Gene is the first book in A.G. Riddle’s bestselling Origin Mystery trilogy, which has sold OVER ONE MILLION COPIES, is being translated into eighteen languages, and is in development to be a major motion picture!_____________________________________________________THE GREATEST MYSTERY OF ALL TIME… THE HISTORY OF HUMAN ORIGINS… WILL BE REVEALED._____________________________________________________70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct.We survived, but no one knows how.Until now.The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time._____________________________________________________ The Immari are good at keeping secrets… (more)


Fracture by Craig Andrews







Genre(s): Sci-fi,

Allyn Kaplan’s life is anything but magical. As a first year associate at a prestigious Portland law firm, his professional life is on the rise. All that is turned upside-down by a mysterious attack on his life by strange people with stranger abilities. Thrust into an underground world of magic where rival Families are on the brink of war, Allyn wants only to return to his normal life and thriving career.But distancing himself from this new reality is nearly impossible. Haunted by the attack and questioning why he was targeted to begin with, Allyn’s questions only deepen with… (more)


12.21.12: The Vessel by Killian McRae







Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

The only way to save the future is to decode the past. The only way to decode the past is to save the future.Archaeologist Sheppard Smyth has staked his career and the honorable memory of his wife and partner on proving his widely panned theory: Cleopatra, the last sovereign pharaoh of Egypt, was not a victim of suicide as history suggests, but of a well-concealed murder. When a statue of the doomed Queen is unearthed in a pre-Columbian excavation site in Mexico, Shep rushes to investigate and, hopefully, find the proof that has evaded him for so… (more)


The Star Thief by Jamie Grey







Genre(s): Sci-fi

Experience the romance and adventure of the best selling futuristic romance.Stealing another galactic secret will get her arrested, but playing by the rules might just get her killed.At twenty-three, Renna Carrizal is the most notorious thief in the galaxy. There’s just one problem – all she wants is to get out of the business.But after Renna rescues an injured boy on her final job, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement. She unwittingly becomes ensnared by MYTH, the empire’s top-secret galactic protection agency, who offer her a choice – either help… (more)