Tuesday, March 1, 2016

What to Read Next 3.1.16

Wondering what to read next? Check out these books that look good, and most of them are free with Amazon's Kindle Unlimited.  Check them out for an evening away from all the stress and reality of life. 

I haven't read them all yet, so if you like or don't like one, let me know! My To Be Read list will thank you.

Skye and The One Republic
by Bryan Kelsey
Category: Science Fiction > Dystopian
Kindle Unlimited: Free

Skye, the first super-human in history, unaware of her secret past, and the pinnacle of all the abnormal-being a teenager. The world after World War III had created the One Republic, a powerful government which had spent years searching for Skye. No longer could those who loved her keep her hidden.

Skye is forced on a journey to find the truth, save her loved ones, and inflict pain on the One Republic. In order to do so, she needs to join the Resistance. Risking getting their attention with a modern day gladiatorial race of death, Skye is forced to fight her competitors while navigating a series of dangerous obstacles and creatures.

Forget winning, survival would be the ultimate goal. How can a girl stand up to an empire? Well it helps having a robot sidekick named Jupiter. Set in the future this Sci-fi fantasy adventure story follows the story of a young girl up against the weight of an empire.

Flex ('Mancer)
by Ferrett Steinmetz
Category: Fantasy > Magic

FLEX: Distilled magic in crystal form. The most dangerous drug in the world. Snort it, and you can create incredible coincidences to live the life of your dreams.

FLUX: The backlash from snorting Flex. The universe hates magic and tries to rebalance the odds; maybe you survive the horrendous accidents the Flex inflicts, maybe you don’t.

PAUL TSABO: The obsessed bureaucromancer who’s turned paperwork into a magical Beast that can rewrite rental agreements, conjure rented cars from nowhere, track down anyone who’s ever filled out a form.

But when all of his formulaic magic can’t save his burned daughter, Paul must enter the dangerous world of Flex dealers to heal her. Except he’s never done this before – and the punishment for brewing Flex is army conscription and a total brain-wipe.

Saphyre Snow
by Marcia Lynn McClure
Category: Romance > Historical
Kindle Unlimited: Free

Descended of a legendary line of strength and beauty, Saphyre Snow had once known happiness as princess of the Kingdom of Graces. Once a valiant king had ruled in wisdom—once a loving mother had spoken soft words of truth to her daughter.

Yet, a strange madness had poisoned great minds—a strange fever inviting Lord Death to linger. Soon it was even Lord Death sought to claim Saphyre Snow for his own—and all Saphyre loved seemed lost.

    Thus, Saphyre fled—forced to leave all familiars for necessity of preserving her life. Alone, and without provision, Saphyre knew Lord Death might yet claim her—for how could a princess hope to best the Reaper himself?

Still, fate often provides rescue by extraordinary venues, and Saphyre was not delivered into the hands of Death—but into the hands of those hiding dark secrets in the depths of bruised and bloodied souls. Saphyre knew a measure of hope and asylum in the company of these battered vagabonds. Even she knew love—a secreted love—a forbidden love. Yet it was love itself—even held secret—that would again summon Lord Death to hunt the princess, Saphyre Snow.

Our Own Country: A Novel (The Midwife Series)
by Jodi Daynard
Category: Romance > Historical
Kindle Unlimited Free

A love affair tests a new nation’s revolutionary ideals.

In 1770s Boston, a prosperous merchant’s daughter, Eliza Boylston, lives a charmed life—until war breaches the walls of the family estate and forces her to live in a world in which wealth can no longer protect her.

As the chaos of the Revolutionary War tears her family apart, Eliza finds herself drawn to her uncle’s slave, John Watkins. Their love leads to her exile in Braintree, Massachusetts, home to radicals John and Abigail Adams and Eliza’s midwife sister-in-law, Lizzie Boylston. But even as the uprising takes hold, Eliza can’t help but wonder whether a rebel victory will grant her and John the most basic of American rights.

Kismet's Kiss: A Fantasy Romance
by Cate Rowan
Category: Romance > Historical

In a realm of burning sand and scorching sun…

Relentless warrior Sultan Kuramos has never faced a battle he couldn’t win—until now. His famed skills with a scimitar can't defend his realm against a deadly epidemic. Not even his best physicians can defeat the scourge. To save his people, he’ll do something he’s never done before—bend his pride and seek aid from the magical Royal Healer of his greatest enemy.
Healer Varene has heard of the Sultan. Who hasn’t?

The enmity between his realm and hers is the stuff of legend. And, despite his people's fierce condemnation of magic, she doesn’t hesitate to aid them. She is prepared for the sultan’s well-known arrogance—but not for his courage, his subtle kindnesses, nor his selfless care of the ill. But some in his realm are displeased with her presence. The arrival of the “heathen sorceress” ignites a ruthless plot to overthrow him and nearly gets her burned at the stake.

As they work side by side to find the cure, Kuramos’s fierce protection of Varene gains her trust, then her respect, and then an emotion neither dares to admit—love. Kuramos is determined to keep the one woman who speaks to his soul, whatever the cost. But how can either relinquish their homeland and their principles to be together? Especially since the patients Varene has been healing are Kuramos’s wives….

Pink (The Pink Trilogy Book 1)
by Stephanie Powell
Category: Science Fiction > Dystopian
Kindle Unlimited Free

Like most sixteen-year-old girls, Cassie O'Connell wonders what it's like to be in love. For Cassie, that question is even more daunting as ten years ago a virus wiped out every male on the planet.

Well, almost every male.

Cassie discovers a teenage boy, Jamie, who has been locked away in a secret isolation chamber at the lab where Amanda, Cassie's mother, works. Amanda searches for the cure to the virus—for the last ten years, she has kept Jamie hidden, to save his life and to use his blood to find a cure for the menace that still picks off male babies like a sniper.

Then Cassie finds Sam, half dead in the mall parking lot. After she helps him to recover from the bullet wound that almost takes his life, Cassie joins Sam in his search for the murderous “man” who is responsible for a heartbreaking tragedy.

Yet Cassie soon realizes that the mysterious boy is not what he seems. Will she survive Sam's thirst for vengeance and his need to know why he is immune? Or will she become a casualty of Sam's relentless quest? Cassie's growing feelings for the strange boy propel both her and Sam toward a destiny that will change them—and the world—forever.