Saturday, February 13, 2016

What to Read Next 2.13.16

Looking for a good book to read? Check out one of these from my Wish List.  I haven't read all of these yet, but am looking forward to it.  If you read one first, please let me know if it's as good as it seems.

WBI: Witches Bureau Of Investigation (WBI Series Book 1)
by Richard Capwell
Category: Fantasy > Magic
Kindle Unlimited: Free

By chance, eleven-year-old twins Nate and Herman Howe meet Mrs. Weatherby, a retired member of the Los Angeles branch of Witches Bureau of Investigation.

The boys ask her to help find their mother, who has been missing for six months. Reluctantly, Mrs. Weatherby agrees, though all of her licenses to work magic have expired. She reaches out to her old colleagues, for information and assistance, but they soon uncover a dangerous plot that threatens the safety of the entire world.

The Bureau may be compromised, so it's up to Mrs. Weatherby's band of retired agents to follow the clues and keep the horrors of history from resurfacing.

Radio Silence
by Alyssa Cole
Category: Science Fiction > Dystopian

Arden Highmore was living your average postgrad life in Rochester, New York, when someone flipped the "off" switch on the world. No cell phones, no power, no running water—and no one knows why. All she and her roommate, John, know for sure is that they have to get out, stat.

His family's cabin near the Canadian border seemed like the safest choice. It turns out isolation doesn't necessarily equal safety. When scavengers attack, it's John's ridiculously handsome brother, Gabriel, who comes to the rescue. He saves Arden's life, so he can't be all bad…but he's also a controlling jerk who treats her like an idiot.

Now their parents are missing and it seems John, Gabriel, their kid sister, Maggie, and Arden are the only people left alive who aren't bloodthirsty maniacs. No one knows when—or if—the lights will come back on and, in the midst of all that, Arden and Gabriel are finding that there's a fine line indeed between love and hate. How long can they expect to last in this terrifying new world, be it together or apart?

By Way of Autumn
by Jacqueline Druga
Category: Science Fiction > Dystopian
Kindle Unlimited: Free

Returning home from her weekly visit with her incarcerated stepdaughter, Tess Lordes pulls over the family car on the mountain highway ten miles outside of her small town of Falcon’s Way, California. It is a brief, unscheduled stop that saves their lives.

Cars lose control and crash around Tess and her two children just before a blinding light envelopes the entire sky. No sound of an explosion. No blast waves. In an eerie silence the western sky is transformed into an inferno. The unexplained phenomenon extinguishes all power and disables communication.

Although unscathed, it doesn’t take long for things to fall apart in Falcon’s Way. Law and order in the quaint town quickly evolve into chaos and violence.

Without phones, radio or television, no one knows what has happened. Soon enough, those in Falcon’s Way learn the fiery event is only the first of many devastating and heartbreaking occurrences that sweep through their town.

Tess’ number one priority is to keep her family alive and safe. To her, staying in Falcon’s Way is the means to do so. But is it? Being in the dark breeds so many questions. Was the event isolated or global? And are Tess and the others better off standing their ground or is time truly running out? Not just for Falcon’s Way but for mankind.

Age of Heroes: The Witch Hunter's Gauntlet
by BA Schulte
Category: Fantasy > Magic

Magic, Monsters, and Mad Science!

Only 14-year-old Samantha Hathaway can prevent an all out war between Science and Magic that could destroy our world in this bestselling adventure series.

One day Samantha's biggest problems are snarky cheerleaders and co-workers at the mall, and the next day she finds herself the prime suspect in the theft of a magical artifact used to resurrect Prince Cervantes, a powerful sorcerer defeated years ago by her adventurer parents.

While Cervantes pushes the forces of magic and science closer to war, Samantha is enrolled at Miller's Grove Academy, an elite new school co-founded by her grandfather to forge the new leaders of the 21st Century.

Between the new classes, hoverboard experiments, vampire attacks, and impending doom Samantha makes new enemies, including her own cousin and a scheming pop star, as well as new friends, including Lucas -- a video game champion, Tasha -- a monster hunter, Zoey -- an inventor, and Natch -- a wannabe world emperor.

Guided by nothing more than a mysterious riddle from her late father, Samantha and her new friends must navigate a dangerous secret world to identify the real thief and locate the only weapon that can defeat Prince Cervantes, stop the coming war, and usher in the next, and possibly last, Heroic Age.

Must Love Ghosts: A Haunting Paranormal Romance (Banshee Creek Book 1)
by Ani Gonzalez
Category: Paranormal > Ghosts
Kindle Unlimited: Free

Seducing the Rational Skeptic...

Abby Reed believes in folk songs, faery tales, and ghosts, but she doesn’t believe in love. She lost her soulmate when her fiancé died while deployed in Afghanistan, but she still has her music, her crazy spectre-filled town, and her pen-pal-slash-best-friend, Mike Stone. It's a good life and she's happy, but when Mike arrives in Banshee Creek after his last tour of duty in Afghanistan, Abby starts to have doubts, about music, ghosts and, most

Like a good soldier, Mike Stone follows the rules, and Rule #1 is: Don't Fall For Your Buddy's Fiancée. His relationship with Abby has been strictly platonic, and will remain that way, if he has anything to say about it. But when he arrives in Banshee Creek, a town where the impossible is an everyday occurrence, he'll find out that sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

Hunting Cari (First Wave Book 1)
by Mikayla Lane
Category: Fantasy
Kindle Unlimited: Free

Scaden Torenson was bored to death on his first voyage as a commander on a Valendran fleet ship until a chance encounter with an ancient distress beacon turns his world upside down. He questions his loyalties and everything be believes as he’s forced to fight for the impossible — what belongs to him.

A child born of two worlds, Cari Lakatis spent her whole life on Earth hiding from an ancient enemy of her father’s people. Raised by her uncle who passed on stories of her father and his world, she’s always dreamed of having a normal life. Now the enemy has finally caught up to her and their plans are more insidious than she could have ever imagined.

When Scaden and Cari are betrayed by those they trusted the most, their survival depends on deciding if what they’ve found is truly worth fighting for.