Betty’s Picks for Saturday, November 1st

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Science Fiction-Time Travel
21 Amazon Reviews Avg Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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by Rob Wolf
Sixteen-year-old Claude thinks his biggest problem is trying to impress his new boyfriend when a much bigger problem comes along: his father vanishes. Not only that, several clues suggest that his dad may be lost in time. In search of answers—and his father—Claude and his best friend Carolien must outmaneuver killer robots, stay a step ahead of the world’s most powerful corporation, and confront one of the darkest episodes in human history. But they are quickly running out of time.


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Apocalyptic Science Fiction
27 Amazon Reviews Avg Rating: 3.7 / 5.0
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AMONG THE DEAD AND DYING
by A.R. Wise

Thousands of years after a zombie apocalypse wiped out the majority of humans, the world is a very different and harsh place. It’s safest to live behind the fortified walls of the Kingdom of Golden Rock, or it least it had been. Rumors of an army of dead led by a man calling himself The Scholar have proven true, and even the most secure cities are no match for his undead soldiers. The Scholar’s goal is to crush the world of the living, but he also wants to capture a simple baker named Saffi, though no one seems to know why. Saffi’s father vows to protect his daughter, and flees The Scholar’s path, only to fall prey to other evils of the world outside the walls. In just one day’s time, Ward and Saffi’s lives will be forever altered, and the secret about why The Scholar wants her will be revealed.


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Fantasy
208 Amazon Reviews Avg Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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by R.K. Ryals

Books never die, but they can be forbidden. Medeisia is a country in turmoil ruled by a blood thirsty king who has outlawed the use of magic and anything pertaining to knowledge. Magery and scribery are forbidden. All who practice are marked with a tattoo branded onto their wrists, their futures precarious. Sixteen year-old Drastona Consta-Mayria lives secluded, spending her spare time in the Archives of her father’s manor surrounded by scribes. She wants nothing more than to become one of them, but when the scribes are royally disbanded, she is thrust into a harsh world where the marked must survive or die.


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Fantasy
97 Amazon Reviews Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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by Crista McHugh
Arden Lesstymine (known to everyone as Trouble) likes attention as much as the next girl, but this is getting ridiculous. When an insane stranger is murdered at the inn where she works, Trouble becomes the next Soulbearer for the disembodied god of chaos, Loku. Yes, it comes with the ability to channel the god’s limitless power, but at the cost of her sanity — literally. Now she has a sexy but cynical knight claiming to be her protector, a prince trying to seduce her to his cause (and his bed), and a snarky chaos god who offers a play-by-play commentary on it all, whether she wants to hear it or not. To make matters worse, a necromancer wants to capture the soul of Loku for his own dark purposes, and the only way he can get it is by killing her first.


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EDITOR’S PICK
Science Fiction-Space
Facebook  Twitter  Subscribe to Author's Newsletter  Homepage_29x29 THE FAR BANK OF THE RUBICON
by Erik Wecks
When interstellar war is forced upon the House of Athena, it expects Jonas to represent the family as a soldier. However, unexpectedly brutal combat compels the young prince to grow up fast, and a war thought well in hand slips from their grasp. With the Empire buckling under the Unity crusade, Jonas is called upon to bring hope when all seems dark, but Jonas isn’t much for playing the hero. He longs to make his own way, free of the weight placed upon him. When his secret romance becomes a liability, Jonas must decide how much he is willing to give up for the sake of saving the Empire.


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NEW RELEASE
Science Fiction-Space Opera
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by John-Paul Cleary

It has many names – The Dead Ship, The Demon Ship, The Shadow Ship… sighted down the centuries, the ship occupies a space between myth and reality. Many have tried to find it but few have ever returned. One lonely creature has seen the ship. He looked inside it. He saw what it was and what it was for, and the knowledge terrified him.

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