Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 19 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, January 19. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett







Genre(s): YA, Sci-fi, Fantasy

Deadly secrets have been buried in the Cascade mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of mind.Until today…Warren Wilkes, age 13, doesn’t like what a greedy housing developer has done to his peaceful mountain community, so he vandalizes the developer’s property, flees into the wild, and stumbles upon an ancient human skeleton revealed by torrential rain. More than old bones have been exposed, however, and the curious artifact Warren finds makes him question his own identity, and his connection to an ancient terror. A terror destined to rise again and annihilate all that Warren loves… (more)


Ready to Were: Shift Happens Series Book One by Robyn Peterman







Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

I never planned on going back to Hung Island, Georgia. Ever. I was a top notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago where I had everything I needed … a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs and Dwayne … my gay, Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I’d left and I’d rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank.Hank the Tank Wilson was the six foot three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life, Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the… (more)


A Touch of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella by Lara Adrian







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of her gifts. Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object’s past–a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade’s history.In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he’d see the blade again… (more)


Love Released: Women of Courage: Book One by Geri Foster







Genre(s): Historical, Mystery, Romance

She’s running from a past, he’s duty-bound to protect her.He stands on the other side of sorrow and despair with a love so vast and strong it reaches into her soul and sparks the courage to become the woman she dares.Cora Williams is an ex-con with no place to go but Gibbs City, Missouri. A small mid-western town where she hopes to remain undisturbed and unobtrusive. With her nephew Jack, her wants are simple, to hide from the horrors of her past.Sheriff Virgil Carter is a WW2 veteran with demons of his own, but… (more)


A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Akira Malone believes in the scientific method, evolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. And ghosts. All the logic and reason in the world can’t protect her from the truth–she can see and communicate with spirits. But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy.Zane Latimer believes in telepathy, precognition, auras, and that playing Halo with your employees is an excellent management technique. He also thinks that maybe, just maybe, Akira Malone can help his family get in touch with their lost loved ones… (more)


A Town Called Dust: The Territory 1 by Justin Woolley







Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

Stranded in the desert, the last of mankind is kept safe by a large border fence… Until the fence falls. Squid is a young orphan living under the oppressive rule of his uncle in the outskirts of the Territory. Lynn is a headstrong girl with an influential father who has spent her entire life within the walled city of Alice. When the border fence is breached, the Territory is invaded by the largest horde of undead ghouls seen in two hundred years. Squid is soon conscripted into the Diggers — the armed forces of the Territory. And after Lynn finds herself… (more)


#Nerd by Cambria Hebert







Genre(s): Romance, YA

Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together… In more ways than one. She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship. But that’s about to change. It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge. Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple. Stick to your circle. And never fall in love with anyone on the outside… (more)


THE BEWITCHING OF ALISON ALLBRIGHT by Alan Davidson







Genre(s): Mystery, YA

Alison Allbright has always sought refuge in day dreams – of having a glamorous mother and a lovely home, of being an exciting person, of doing all the things that the others at high school do – and more. When Mrs Considine appears, spinning her amazing web of fantasy and making those dreams come true, Alison is completely bewitched… until she discovers the catch. First publication in e-book of Alan Davidson’s modern classic… (more)


The Fourth Ceremony: The Sacrifice Trilogy by K.M. Ashling







Genre(s): YA, Sci-fi, Romance

Alessa is special. As The Sacrifice she is known, loved, and revered by all. And that is why Alessa must die. Camden is a nobody. He has no history, no family, and no past. But he has an assignment and his assignment must be accomplished at any cost. Alessa and Camden must navigate lies, secrets, and betrayal to discover themselves and each other in a world where their time is quickly running out. THE FOURTH CEREMONY is the first installment of THE SACRIFICE TRILOGY, a Young Adult Dystopian Romance… (more)


War Kids: War Kids Thriller Series 1 by HJ Lawson







Genre(s): Thriller, YA

When Jada wakes up in a hospital, the last thing she thinks is that her life has completely changed forever. But when the very real civil war forces her to flee from every open space, she must use the firearm skills her father taught her to reunite with him and protect herself.Armed with a single gun and a key to an unknown locker, Jada crosses Syria on a journey with a group of children called the Fearless Freedom Fighters.With the leader, Zak, they mount a plan to rescue their fathers while they try to cope with the merciless… (more)


Hidden Shadows by Lauren Hope







Genre(s): Romance

Jenna Gregor is a busy, single mom of two, successfully overseeing a Perinatal Wing in a downtown Nashville clinic. On the surface, Jenna’s achievements are many, her future bright and promising. But in her past are secrets, sins she doesn’t want exposed. Sins someone else doesn’t want to forget, or forgive. Just as Jenna’s life finally seems to be falling back into place after her bitter divorce — Bennett Aston can handle her sarcasm and stubbornness quite nicely — it all begins to unravel. Someone is lurking, hiding in the shadows, slowly and meticulously ruining Jenna’s well-crafted world. As threats evolve… (more)


Haunted by Charity Tinnin







Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

Punish the guilty or save the innocent? He can’t do both.As a liquidator, it’s Noah State’s job to carry out justice for the Elite–which is why they send him to Metro Area Four. There’s evidence of a resistance movement and chatter about a dangerous uprising. Noah’s orders? Stop it at any cost.Failure means death. But Noah’s haunted by the blood spilled in his past and certain God has condemned him for it. Shedding more isn’t an option.Then he meets Maddison James, a hospital apprentice with revolutionary leanings, and glimpses a future he thought was lost. A… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s the first:
The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop by JA Whiting
. Check it out.