Betty’s Picks for Friday, October 17th

Today’s daily picks. Please be sure to double check the pricing before using the “buy” link, especially if this post is more than a day old. Listings switch back to regular pricing at the author’s discretion.


The_Island_Builders

Dystopian Science Fiction
18 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.8 / 5.0

THE ISLAND BUILDERS
By Steve Peek

People all over the world wake one morning to discover islands occupying what yesterday was open sea. Governments rattle sabers to claim these new lands yet not a single person has been able to set foot on them. Then people begin to go missing until hundreds of millions have disappeared without a trace. When the number of missing reaches critical mass, civilization’s wheels fall off. Life gets hard and mean, fast.

$2.99 (everyday low Price)

AMAZON


Obsidian_Eyes

Steampunk Science Fiction
37 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5.0

OBSIDIAN EYES
By A. W. Exley

Seventeen-year-old Allie Donovan is more at ease with a blade than a needle. Placed at the aristocratic St Matthews Academy, she finds herself ostracized by the girls and stalked by a Scottish lord intent on learning why she is among them. She begins to suspect why she is at the school when soldiers arrive to see her friend, Zeb, a mechanical genius. On the hunt for answers she breaks into his underground laboratory. There, Allie discovers he is not just constructing sentient mechanical creatures, he is building a devastating new weapon for the military.

$1.99 (regular price $4.99)

AMAZON


The_Devils_Dream

Science Fiction Thriller
70 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5.0

THE DEVIL’S DREAM
By David Beers

Perhaps the smartest man to ever live, Matthew Brand changed the world by the time he was twenty-five years old. In his mid-thirties, he still shaped the world as he wanted, until his son was gunned down. Brand forgot about bettering the Earth then, and instead began trying to resurrect his son. Eventually, Brand’s mind even overpowered death’s mysteries–he only needed living bodies to bring his son back. Why not use the bodies of those who killed his son? In the largest manhunt the FBI’s ever experienced, how do they stop a man who can calculate all the odds and stack them in his favor?

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AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE


A_Tide_of_Shadows

Fantasy
73 Reviews Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5.0

A TIDE OF SHADOWS
By Tom Bielawski

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.

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Concealed_Power

Epic Fantasy
76 Reviews Avg Rating 4.2 / 5.0

CONCEALED POWER
By K. J. Colt

Adenine is blind and isolated in her small attic bedroom. Haunted by the recent deaths of her uncle and father, she is alone and afraid. Believing she is a carrier of the incurable Death Plague that ravished the lands twenty-five years ago, she never goes outside. When her mother falls ill, Adenine begins to starve. Despite her terror of infecting others, she goes in search of the town’s doctor. Friends are made, enemies are discovered and every secret unravels. Pursued by the country’s exiled healers, Adenine’s life now depends on who she trusts.

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Five_Out_of_the_DarkEditor’s Pick
Paranormal Fantasy
39 Reviews Avg Rating 4.5 / 5.0

FIVE: OUT OF THE DARK
By Holli Anderson

Five teenagers who’ve recently discovered they have magical powers feel it’s their responsibility to protect unsuspecting humans from otherworldly foes. Things are going well until Johnathan, their unofficial leader, is bitten by a changeling – the venomous saliva causing him to metamorphose into a ravening beast with each full moon. And on top of that, The Five are also gearing up to face their most dangerous enemy yet-a powerful and ruthless Warlock who will use any means to build his Dark Army.

$4.99 (everyday low price)

AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE