Handpicked Kindle Books for May 26 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, May 26. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


Every Fear by Rick Mofina







Genre(s): Thriller

On an ordinary morning, Maria Colson takes her baby son Dylan to the corner store. She turns her back for only a few seconds. When she looks again, she sees his empty stroller, as Dylan is being abducted into a waiting van. Maria climbs into the van, but is violently thrown to the road where she is left for dead as the vehicle vanishes without a trace.As Maria fights for her life and her anguished young husband keeps a beside vigil, the FBI and police across metro Sea-Tac and Washington State search for Dylan. Seattle Mirror reporter Jason… (more)


The Crown and the Crucible by Michael Phillips







Genre(s): Historical

A Magnificent Saga of Two Women Amidst Political Conflict and Imminent Change… Against the formidable backdrop of prerevolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become inextricably entwined. Anna Yevnova Burenin, a peasant girl from the tiny village of Katyk, must leave the home she loves to work in a prince’s palace in St. Petersburg, bringing only her family’s heritage of faith with her. Anna’s future is altered forever when she is thrust into the presence of the high-minded, spoiled Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. And even as Anna’s own life is changed, her faith has a transforming influence over the willful… (more)


Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson







Genre(s): Romance

For Noah Mackie, life is finally back on track. He has a great support system, a promised promotion is on its way, and he’s finally getting the hang of this single father thing. But when the job falls through and his neighbor’s matchmaking efforts become more aggressive, Noah is in for yet another unwanted detour. With his career and two spirited daughters to worry about, he doesn’t have time for dating — especially not someone like Cassie Ellis, his girls’ beautiful and sophisticated dance instructor, who is about as open and approachable as a brick wall.Rough around the Edges Meets… (more)


Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters–until she becomes one.When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to… (more)


Chased by Fire by D.K. Holmberg







Genre(s): Fantasy

An ancient artifact that must be found…Terrifying creatures from dark and dangerous Incendin…And long-forgotten elementals again unleashed on the world.As an earth senser, Tan is tasked with helping guide the king’s servant through the dangerous mountain passes in search for the artifact before Incendin can reach it first. But after losing his father to the war, Tan wants nothing to do with the king’s demands. When everything he knows is lost, he is forced to risk himself to save the one person who can find the artifact, a beautiful girl who has lost as much as… (more)


Cold Truth by Joel Goldman







Genre(s): Thriller

When a troubled young woman turns herself in for murder, Lou Mason takes the case – yet something about her story doesn’t add up. To catch a killer, Lou dives into a sordid world of money, drugs and a devastating black market where the price for the truth is paid in blood. A riveting, page-turning romp in the tradition of James Patterson… (more)


A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who likes to get her hands dirty. As the daughter of a famous archaeologist, she’s been everywhere and seen everything — except London. When the Talbot-Martin team travels there for her father’s investiture, Linley finally gets her wish. But when the time comes to trade her jodhpurs and work boots for silk gowns and kid gloves, she may be in over her head. Even though she can out-ride, out-shoot, and outsmart any girl in London society, Linley is destined to be the failure of the season. No one she meets cares about… (more)


Fall Deep: Navy SEAL military romance by Zoe York







Genre(s): Romance

Navy SEAL Miles Dumbrowski is on his way back to war. He isn’t supposed to fall in love. Piper Harrington left San Diego behind, looking for adventure in Europe. The no-strings, easy-breezy kind of adventure. Now her heart is headed to the Middle East with a man she won’t see for months. But Miles seems intent on proving he’s worth the wait for that second date… (more)


August by Kit Morgan







Genre(s): Romance, Western, Historical

What happens when six English ladies are shipped off halfway across the world as mail order brides? EVERYTHING! Watch them go from a posh lifestyle in London to Clear Creek, a nothing of a town full of quirky characters, crazy livestock, and bumbling villains! Oh, and handsome grooms too!Duncan Cooke, aka The Duke of Stantham, had a problem. He had a huge estate in England to manage, one not far from London, and it came with all the headaches one would expect with an estate in disarray. Including six unwed cousins, women no man would touch for fear of… (more)


A Path Toward Home by Heather Lorenz







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Religious

As a little girl growing up in post-World War II America, Constance loved her mother’s vivid bedtime stories of a motherless prince. When Constance was six, that life ended; she spent the rest of her childhood with her uncle and aunt in Canada.At 17, bored and lonely after her best friend moved away, Constance smacks her head, wakes up in the country of Avonea, meets the prince of her mother’s childhood stories, and discovers that her mother had made the same mystical journey. Is this world of romance and mystery real or just a dream? Dream or real… (more)


Duel of Assassins by Dan Pollock







Genre(s): Thriller

Two highly trained killers… ex-comrades turned sworn enemies… the hunter and the hunted… on a collision course with each other and with history:High above a mountainside in Austria, a Soviet citizen with an American-sounding name sails beneath a hang glider, taking one more daring risk in a life full of risks. What Marcus Jolly doesn’t know is that an old man in Siberia–facing his moment of death–has called on him for the most dangerous mission of his career.In Washington, a man named Taras Arensky–one of the most highly trained killers in the world… (more)


Jump When Ready by David Pandolfe







Genre(s): Paranormal, YA

In the afterlife, Henry has remained with the same group of teenagers and he keeps wondering why. After all, what could he possibly have in common with a Mohawk-sporting punker from the 80s, a roller skater from the 70s with a thing for kimonos, and an English “rocker” from the 60s? Add to that, Henry can hear the other groups but he never sees them. Soon, Henry learns that his new friends all possess unique skills for making themselves noticed by the living. Is Henry’s group kept isolated because of their abilities? If so, are they considered gifted or… (more)


Spook House by Michael West







Genre(s): Horror

There are some places in this world that go far beyond any normal definition of ”haunted.” These places are so evil, so diabolical, that they become gateways to Hell itself. The Fuller Farm is one such place.It is said that old man Fuller conducted unspeakable acts, blood rituals and human sacrifices, all in an attempt to gain the ultimate knowledge, the ultimate power. And then, he was killed… horribly murdered on his own lands, leaving the house to stand as a vacant monument to his wickedness. But once a door is opened, it can never really be closed.Now… (more)


Bound by Kate Sparkes







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

Welcome to Darmid, where magic is a sin, fairy tales are contraband, and the people live in fear of the Sorcerers on the other side of the mountains.Rowan Greenwood has everything she’s supposed to want from life–a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there’s more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic she’s been forced to suppress since childhood.When Rowan unknowingly saves the… (more)


The End in All Beginnings by John F.D. Taff







Genre(s): Horror

THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS is a collection of horror that’s a literary tour de force through the emotional pain and personal anguish of the human condition. Praised as one of the best collections of heartfelt and gut-wrenching horror written in recent history, it’s a disturbing trip through the ages exploring the painful tragedies of life, love and loss.Each of the five masterfully written novellas included in THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS examine complex themes running the gamut from the loss of childhood innocence, to the dreadful reality of survival after everything we hold dear is gone, to… (more)