Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 27 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Grab Bag Thursday

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, October 27. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn

Genre(s): YA

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush’s life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it’s next fairytale victim.To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until… (more)

Thirsty for Payback by Marie Astor

Genre(s): Romance

In a blink of an eye Allyson Roberts loses her fiance, her employment, and her fortune. Just when she seems to have hit the bottom, Ally is recruited by an undercover agency that is interested in her skills. She takes the job with only one goal in mind: payback. Getting even is the only thought on her mind as she convinces herself that her heart has no room for love-or does it? A former top agent in his field, Jake Morrissey has inner demons he can’t put to rest. Now he bides his time as a training instructor. He’s… (more)

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by JL Bryan

Genre(s): Paranormal, YA

Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, the most haunted city in the United States. When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested… (more)

My Besties: The Come Up by Asia Hill

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Born and raised on the violent streets of Chicago, Jaziya and her three besties, Tiki, ReRe, and Dirty E are all determined to do three things; finish school, get money, and live comfortably. Jaziya and her crew aren’t your average hood rats that wanna date and marry a D-Boy. Adapting to some of the bad habits from the streets, plus some help from an unknown source, they get money their own way… The ski-mask way! Robbing drug dealers is like taking candy from a baby. They are always in and out with no problem. That was until they… (more)

Mail Order Outlaw by Cynthia Woolf

Genre(s): Western, Romance

Ed Talbot isn’t husband material. He’s an outlaw, was forced into his father’s gang at the age of thirteen, and is wanted Dead or Alive in more than one territory. But now his father is dead, he hates the life, the blood, and his brother’s rages. When a stagecoach robbery goes awry, Ed ends up with a satchel full of charming letters from an enticing young miss. Unfortunately for Miss Lizzie Cobb, her betrothed is now dead, and Ed Talbot sees a way out. Impersonating a fine, upstanding young man shouldn’t be too difficult. Despite the risks, falling in love… (more)

Since the Sirens: Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1 by E.E. Isherwood

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

Can zombie books keep you alive? When the Zombie Apocalypse came to Liam’s neighborhood, it came with horsemen’s trumpets. Tornado sirens wailed for an hour, as if to ensure everyone knew there was no going back. Unfortunately, Liam was a fifteen-year-old boy condemned by bad decisions to spend the summer in the city with his 104-year-old religious great grandmother. When Grandma Marty tries to send him on his way to save himself, something deep inside awakens–he chafes at the thought of leaving her to die, and instead sees himself as a hero from one of… (more)

Dive and Fly by Warren Caterson

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Imagine– You were born with a rare condition. Synesthesia. You taste color. You feel sound. Now imagine how that would impact your job. Your love life. Your future.Billy Shakes is a successful writer whose synesthesia helped him create six killer novels. But he has hit a slump so his agent urges him to get out and take his ‘disease’ on the road. Take some risks. Get those creative juices flowing again. He does.Billy meets Maureen at a Florida film festival, and to Billy her shimmering bronze skin tastes of creme brulee. But the barely married Maureen tastes adventure… (more)

The Monster Within Idea: A Story Collection by R. Thomas Riley

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to? This collection of 18 stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. ”Attrition” offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely–but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the… (more)

Chasing the Tiger: An International Mystery by Fritz Galt

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

American novelist Fritz Galt (Double Cross, The Trap) triumphs again with another clever plot and glimpses into real life overseas in this gripping new international mystery. A hard-boiled New Jersey private eye is framed for multiple assassinations from Barcelona to Bangkok, forcing him to flee around the world while he tries to uncover who has set him up. Chasing the Tiger will totally mesmerize you as it takes you on an extraordinary journey of thrills, intrigue and discovery… (more)

Shadowed Promise: From riots in Bombay to the riches of Beverly Hills… by Sunanda J. Chatterjee

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Moyna’s cousin panted at the doorway, heavy with child. “Who did this to you? ” her father shouted. And Moyna knew that somehow she would be blamed for this unspeakable shame on the family. Her aunt blamed her for all the tragedies, from the death of Moyna’s own parents to the riots in Bombay. But, as her cousin lay dying of stab wounds, Moyna promised to protect the baby. In a panic, eighteen-year-old Moyna made a hasty decision that would return to haunt her years later. Bullied as a child, Sameer wants to make the world a safer place… (more)

Winter Thaw by Alexis Jacobson

Genre(s): Romance

Jenna was happy with her life, or so she thought, until she found herself on a romantic ski weekend in the mountains – all alone. Stuck at a crossroads in the heart of winter, she never saw Brett coming, and never expected what he would be. Soon her heart and her mind were locked in a battle to decide between staying with the safe but boring life she had, or chasing a new adventure. When things start heating up on the slopes, and in the bedroom, Jenna’s not sure that she can distinguish between right and wrong anymore… (more)

The Scavenger’s Daughters by Kay Bratt

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Having survived torture and imprisonment during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily. Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs–Benfu’s work collecting trash. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children. With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu–or possibly his band of headstrong daughters–must find a way… (more)

When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child–wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat–is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy–but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him.Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again–this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has… (more)

Free to Trade by Michael Ridpath

Genre(s): Thriller

It was a deal to die for. And somebody will. Paul Murray is an ex-Olympic runner, so his training is perfect for the rigours of multi-million dollar bond trading in the City of London. The pace is breakneck, the smell of success intoxicating. Then the body of his colleague Debbie is fished out of the Thames and Paul’s world is turned upside down. He begins a dangerous, chaotic tumble into the darker side of trading. From the glass towers of London to the frenzied deals of Wall Street and the murky back rooms of Las Vegas glitz, Paul… (more)

The Island of Ted by Jason Cunningham

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Ted is a mid-tier Hollywood movie producer on the verge of losing his job, and his mind. After a string of personal tragedies, Ted decides to leave it all behind and purchase his own island off the Philippine coast to escape from the evil and violence in the world around him. With technology as his only companion, will Ted find what he’s looking for, or will his past follow him to paradise… (more)