Library Title Picks – April 2023
Admittedly, I’m running a bit late with my posts, but I caught my deadline for book requests at my local library just in time, phew! Alright, so every month I get to pick three books for my library to buy physical copies of. It’s a great way to support my fellow indies and get the word out about their wonderful works.
This month we’ve got an intriguing mix of horror, scifi, and apocalypse. What’s not to love, right?
If any of these genres are your thing or you’re simply looking to switch things up, please check out the links and blurbs below, consider requesting these titles at your library if allowed, or if you’re really inspired, purchase a copy!
Happy book hunting, and have a wonderful day!
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HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO GET YOUR SON BACK?
A Monster. A Missing Boy. And Nowhere to Run.
Something is lurking in the woods just beyond Aaron and Ellen Dreyer’s new country home, and an evil that has been hiding in plain sight for centuries is about to emerge.
A neighbor is brutally murdered, their 4-year-old son goes missing in broad daylight, and the local town of Bensalem devolves into a cesspool of finger-pointing and chaos.
With nowhere left to turn, Aaron and Ellen are forced to venture into the woods to find their son — and the truth. But in the process, they uncover a force larger and more sinister than anything they ever could have imagined.
A new world for Earth’s last survivors. But something deadly waits for darkness to fall.
Ember Steele only wanted to live a full life. That’s why she went into stasis, to wait for a cure for her terminal disease. Now she and five other people awaken in a spacecraft, far from Earth. Hundreds of years have passed. Everyone Ember knew is long dead. And what’s worse—far, far worse—humanity is all but extinct.
Ember and the others aren’t astronauts, scientists, or soldiers, yet they’ve been selected for a monumentally important mission. Why? Because they all have the same terminal condition, making them the only people who can survive in a faster-than-light needle ship.
Their mission: select a suitable terraformed planet for human civilization to start over.
The clock is ticking. With limited air and no food or water, this ragtag team must act fast or fail. They land on Tenoth, a seemingly hospitable world, but soon find themselves in a nightmare of deception and danger. Worst of all are the eclipses, when Tenoth’s moons obstruct its sun. For when the darkness comes, so comes death.
Primal Eclipse is a post-apocalyptic, colonization adventure with memorable, flawed characters and turbo-paced, nerve-shredding thrills.
Humans are no longer alone; they have been joined by Arcanes, Lycans, and Vampires. It’s been over a hundred years since the Earth went through The Shift. Where once almost eight billion humans lived, the population now holds at four billion. But that wasn’t the only change. No one anticipated the branching of human DNA to produce new species of humans. Arcanes, Lycans, and Vampires are hidden throughout the genome, awaiting puberty before they manifest distinctly unhuman abilities. Finally, the new species of man were welcomed. No longer studied or treated as outcasts by most. People accepted these new humans and they integrated into society, albeit not easily. This allowed the UN Government to focus on colonizing space, in order to secure a future for all.
Risks remain however, permitting a vampire to feed from you can cause shared memories. Tobin Corsian took such a risk. He resides in a newly reopened district of San Jose, California, where his family’s old home stood. He lives there with his friend Mikel, a Lycan, and his dog Begger. Instead of making his mandatory monthly blood donation at the government blood bank for the vampire community, Tobin decides, with the help of his therapist, to visit Biter, a vampire spa. The spa allows vampires to feed from humans directly while providing spa and sexual services, granting the donor a three-month reprieve from their required donations. Tobin’s encounter at Biter opens a window to his past and an experience he had as a child on the moon. Questions abound as he tries to unravel his past and make sense of his life.
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed these library picks of mine!
Have you read any of these? What’s your local library like? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!