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Kindle Unlimited is a service that can theoretically provide you with limitless numbers of books for the price of one normal release every month. This is a tremendous blessing for those of us who are fast readers. I pretty much have read every single Red Sonja comic ever written thanks to Dynamite Entertainment putting almost all their comics on the service.

However, what we here at Before We Go want most is good Kindle Unlimited books. As such, here is a recommendation of a bunch of entertaining ones that I’ve enjoyed and can say rise above the dross.

If you wish to see previous recommendations, go here:

1. Five Kindle Unlimited Recommendations for January
https://beforewegoblog.com/five-recommended-kindle-unlimited-books/

2. Five Kindle Unlimited Recommendations for February
https://beforewegoblog.com/five-recommended-kindle-unlimited-books-february-edition/

3. Five Kindle Unlimited Recommendations for March
https://beforewegoblog.com/five-kindle-unlimited-recommendations-for-march-2022/


Now here’s a list of five extremely good Kindle Unlimited books:

1

I’m Glad You’re Dead

by Hunter Blain

I’m a huge fan of the Dresden Files and am always looking forward to something similar. Hunter Blain did a fantastic job with the character of John Cook, vampire. He’s the snarky wisecracking yet tortured sole remaining vampire in the world. He’s got a fairy princess lover, a werewolf best friend, and priest telling him what monsters to hunt. Great character and great series.

What it is about?

After helplessly witnessing the execution of his family, John is approached by a strange man that promises the power of revenge, for a price; his life for the ability to walk the mortal plane for eternity. Fast forward several hundred years where John finds himself with an unlikely ally, Father Thomes Philseep. Together, they have the holy mission of doing God’s will by protecting this plane from the nefarious evil that seeks the end of times. After centuries of feeding on mortal blood, if John’s blackened soul can get a little bleaching at the same time, well, all the better. Too bad the warlock, Nathanial Locke, who is a lackey of Satan himself, has other plans in mind for John. Despite his platinum tongue and razor wit, John might need some help from a supernatural buddy who has a hankering for meat and sheds in the winter. Follow John the vampire as he travels through the centuries learning his powers with his teacher, Ulric, and fighting to control his supernatural predatory side to use his powers for good.

Check it out yourself

 

2

Bubbles in Space: Tropical Punch

by S.C. Jensen

Bubbles in Space is a book I’ve recommended before and will continue to do so. Bubbles Marlowe is the worst detective in Holo City. She is barely functional, frequently outwitted, and more interested in survival than the truth. So when she accidentally makes a mortal enemy, she decides to flee to the one place she might get away: a space cruise ship.

Review – Tropical Punch by S.C. Jensen

What it is About?

Strippers, Drugs, and Headless Corpses…

All in a day’s work for Bubbles Marlowe, HoloCity’s only cyborg detective.

What do an anti-tech cult, a deadly new street drug, and the corrupt Chief of Police have in common?

It’s a question Bubbles can’t afford to ask. Last time she got curious it cost her job, a limb, and almost her life.

She vows to stay out of police business. But with a newly minted cybernetic enhancement, a semi-legal P.I. license, and a knack for asking the wrong kind of questions… Vows are made to be broken, right?

When a seemingly straightforward contract takes a dark turn, heads literally roll. Unless she wants to take the fall for the murders Bubbles needs to cut town on the double. Too bad she’s flat broke.

And now, she’s being hunted.

In a world where dreams can be made real for the right kind of dough, nothing is as it seems. One thing is clear, though. The dream is becoming a nightmare.

As the body count stacks up, Bubbles realizes she’s made a terrible mistake.

Can she figure out who is behind the murders before she loses her head?

Warning: Don’t read this book if you hate fun, glitter, sassy robotic pigs, or hard-boiled badassery. Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett are rolling in their graves, but this is all their fault.

Get Punched! Buy it now!

Check It Out Yourself

3

Legends and Lattes

by Travis Baldree

Sometimes you want a very comforting and well-done fantasy with low stakes. Legends and Lattes is about an orc barbarian who decides to open a coffee shop. There is very little violence and the ultimate goal is to get away from adventuring. It has a Pratchett-like quality to it and that makes it all the better.

What it is about?

High Fantasy with a double-shot of self-reinvention

Worn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv the orc barbarian cashes out of the warrior’s life with one final score. A forgotten legend, a fabled artifact, and an unreasonable amount of hope lead her to the streets of Thune, where she plans to open the first coffee shop the city has ever seen.

However, her dreams of a fresh start pulling shots instead of swinging swords are hardly a sure bet. Old frenemies and Thune’s shady underbelly may just upset her plans. To finally build something that will last, Viv will need some new partners and a different kind of resolve.

A hot cup of fantasy slice-of-life with a dollop of romantic froth.

Check It Out Yourself

 

4

Behind Blue Eyes

by Anna Mocikat

In the future, the world is ruled by three competing megacorporations. Nephilim is a cyborg super-soldier working for the Guardian Angels secret police force, hunting dissidents and resistance. However, an accident during a mission results in her regaining her free will. It’s a fantastic action thriller and a great sci-fi drama.

What it is about?

They are the perfect hybrid between human and machine. They are the next step in the evolution of mankind. And when they come after you, nothing in the world will save you…

Welcome to the year 2095.
Society has overcome everything that made human life miserable. It has become perfect — so perfect that it needs killer cyborgs to hunt down anyone who disagrees with it.

Nephilim isn’t just any elite death squad member, she is the best. Genetically and cybernetically enhanced, she and others like her strike terror wherever they go. Knowing nothing besides this lifestyle, Nephilim believes that she’s part of a righteous cause.

But everything changes for her after a hostile EMP attack.
She suffers a severe system glitch. Disconnected from the grid, for the first time in her life, she begins doubting the system.
Shortly after the attack, she meets Jake, a 100% biological human, and she falls in love with him. Jake helps her discover that everything she had believed in was a lie.

But there is no walking away from the system. And soon, Nephilim finds herself hunted by members of her own death squad.
In an era of deception, who can she trust? And in this brave new world, is there a place for love between a human and a cyborg?

Behind Blue Eyes is a fast-paced, cinematic action story in a dystopian setting. It’s a modern-day version of 1984 – on steroids.

Check It Out Yourself

 

5

Prisoner of the Dead

by Megan Mackie

Young Adult dystopianism was something that exploded and then burned out quickly but created some true modern-day classics. I don’t know if Prisoner of the Dead will be listed with them in a decade but it’s a really enjoyable book that stands up with my favorite. It’s a zombie survival novel with a twist: immortals and the fact the zombies can be cured. What is justified in such a world? How will its two protagonists survive in such a place? What will they do to and for each other?

What it is about?

Trapped in an endless cycle of life and death…

When civilization fell generations ago, it seemed to mark the end of humanity… but then the undead inexplicably returned to life. Again and again, the plague rose, the zombies thrived and were then reborn.

Into this horrific apocalypse came Baron, a wild man from nowhere, onto the vestiges of the human world. After his keen survival instincts lead him to kill a strange man, Baron finds himself imprisoned by an even stranger woman, the child of immortals who might hold the key to ending the vicious cycle once and for all.

But only if this unlikely pair can survive the next outbreak…

Check It Out Yourself

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