Betty’s Picks for Saturday, October 4th

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 may switch back to regular pricing at the author’s discretion.

Dystopian Science Fiction
168 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
 Out_of_Darkness OUT OF DARKNESS
by Jason D. Morrow
Nineteen-year-old Mora lives in a world where the dead have walked the Earth for the past 60 years. Mora is on a mission to save her village and there is only one man that can help her: the greedy Jeremiah of Screven. As she travels the wastelands, she discovers a power within herself, a power she believes no other human possesses. That is, until she meets others like her – the ones who call themselves the Starborn.

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182 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
Blades_of_Magic BLADES OF MAGIC
by Terah Edun
War is raging and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it. She just doesn’t know it yet. On the night she finds out her father’s true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds’ vows to serve in the emperor’s army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.

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139 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Eyes_of_the_Moonrat EYE OF THE MOONRAT
by Trevor H. Cooley
Justan was raised on the outskirts of the Dremaldrian Battle Academy. He watched his father ascend the ranks within the academy to become one of the most respected warriors in the kingdom. The only thing he has ever wanted is to become an academy student and follow the path of his father. Unfortunately, only the best can enter the academy and Justan is a horrible fighter. Everyone tells him that he is more suited to scholarly work than swordplay. In desperation he hurls himself into training, eager to overcome the doubters and walk into the academy triumphant, unaware that secretive powers plot to disrupt his plans.

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Science Fiction
16 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
by Scott Hawarth
What do a womanizer, terrorist, disgraced naval officer and convicted sex offender have in common? They are not typically thought of as the good guys. The Unlikely Defenders follows a large cast of characters as they struggle against both an alien invasion and their personal demons.
Through their stories a greater tale is told about an attack on Earth by a species known as the Kessiams. The insects swarm over the entire planet and affect the lives of every human being. Heroes are not enough. If humanity is to survive it will need the help of society’s outcasts as well.

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