Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 14 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – November 14, 2018

Happy Wednesday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Happy reading!


The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival by Sam Sisavath

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror

Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge. Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing – staying… (more)



Everything Has Changed by Mia Kayla

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Imagine finding the love of your life at the age of six. Bliss Carrington did. Bliss has known Jimmy Brason since first grade. He took on the role of the big brother Bliss never had, breaking Bliss out of her shy shell, encouraging her to have fun in high school, and pushing her to live her life to the fullest. They have always been friends — until one day, Bliss wanted more. Now seeing women everywhere swooning over Jimmy, head quarterback of the New York Cougars, is enough to drive her to madness. Jimmy has been in love with Bliss forever… (more)



The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1 by Denise Grover Swank

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, its time to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to… (more)



The Wild One by Danelle Harmon

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Free

England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brothers American fiancee, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his brother the dukes refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name. But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly… (more)



The Messenger by Siri Mitchell

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith… until her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured and in jail. Suddenly Hannahs world turns on end. She longs to bring her brother some measure of comfort in the squalid, frigid prison where he remains. But the Quakers believe they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. Can she sit by and do nothing while he suffers? Jeremiah Jones has an enormous task before him. Responsibility for a spy ring is now his, and he desperately needs access to the… (more)



Fallen Hunter by Wayne Stinnett

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Grieving over the loss of a loved one to terrorists, Jesses been holed up on his island home for months, numbing his mind and body with endless, mundane tasks.A friend comes to him asking Jesse to help her dad whos been pressured into running drugs for a Cuban smuggler. Jesse finds out the smuggler is also an arms merchant for Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for the death of someone close. Once again, Jesse looks to settle the score.Fast boats, beautiful underwater scenery, and blazing guns abound in this fast paced romp through the Caribbean, with stops in… (more)



The Passion of Marie Romanov by Laura Rose

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

July 17, 1918 — from the writings of Marie Nicolaevna Romanovna, age 19. Midnight, in bed with her sister, Anastasia (Shvybz), in the Ipatiev Mansion in Ekaterinburg, during the last night of their lives.So much of my story unfolds by moonlight. This is a tale of midnight wakings and forced marches before dawn. Since this nightmare began, I do not dare undress, even to go to bed. I wear my dressing gown, my hair is prepared, and my shoes are set beside me. I have no idea when we will be summoned to rise. We have moved, as in the… (more)



Picking Up the Pieces: Rose Gardner Mystery Novella 5.5 by Denise Grover Swank

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

While Rose might be reeling from the news that Joes ex-girlfriend is pregnant, shes got bigger issues to deal with. One, putting her business back together albeit with a new partner and into two separate entities; and two, trying to keep the Fenton County Sheriffs Department from figuring out the true identity of the Lady in Black… (more)



My Lady Viper by E. Knight

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

When Anne Boleyn falls to the executioner’s ax on a cold spring morning in 1536, Anne Seymour knows her family faces peril. As alliances shift and conspiracies multiply, the Seymours plot to establish their place in the treacherous court of King Henry VIII, where a courtier’s fate is decided by the whims of a hot-tempered and fickle monarch. Lady Anne’s own sister-in-law, Jane Seymour, soon takes Anne Boleyn’s place as queen. But if Jane cannot give King Henry a son, history portends that she, too, will be executed or set aside — and her family with her. In… (more)



Marine Cadet by Tim C. Taylor

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

2565 A. D. – Five centuries ago, Earth sold a million children into slavery, the price of protection from the regional superpower. One group of slaves was bio-engineered and augmented to fight for alien officers as the Human Marine Corps.To most alien eyes the Corps is a joke: plasma fodder equipped with third-rate cast-offs and so stupid that they go off to die actually believing they are genuine warriors.But there are others who look deeper and see potential. To them the human Marines could be the wellspring of something far greater–FREEDOM!Seventeen-year old Arun… (more)



Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 13 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – November 13, 2018

Happy Tuesday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Happy reading!


Namaste by Sean Platt

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Amit is a member of the order of shadow monks, his every waking moment is spent training his body and mind to the peak of human ability – and beyond. But the order is pacifist, a repository for deadly weapons with their safeties permanently set to “on.” Until everything is taken from him, and Amit decides that turning the other cheek is no longer an option. Now, every ounce of his training will be put to the test. His epic quest for revenge will see wrongs righted – or see Amit forgotten in an unmarked grave. Namaste includes Prelude, as well as… (more)



Controlling Her Pleasure by Lili Valente

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Blake Roberts has everything hes ever wanted–fame, money, and ownership of the hottest chain of tattoo parlors in the country. But hes haunted by his first love, his former foster sister, Erin. The matching tattoo they share is a constant reminder of who he was before he learned how to control his emotions, his desire, and a womans pleasure.He needs to purge her from his heart, and hell do whatever it takes to be free.Erin Perrys been burned by love and shes not ready to put her body under a mans control, let alone her heart. But… (more)



The Girls From Alcyone by Cary Caffrey

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Sigrid stood in the center of what had once been the Academy grounds on Alcyone. Now, all that remained were the burned and collapsed remnants of the school and dormitories. Smoke still wisped up from the blackened piles of lumber and debris. The stench was raw and acrid, threatening to overwhelm her sensors.”Theres no way Independents did this,” Christian said. “It looks like a whole battalion landed here.”Frantic, Sigrid scanned the area again, searching desperately for signs of the girls, but nothing turned up in her sensory modes. She tried calling out with her comlink. If they were… (more)



Starship Blackbeard by Michael Wallace

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

In the aftermath of an interstellar war with an alien race, Captain James Drake is unjustly courtmartialed. But Drake won’t go down without a fight. Rather than surrender, he’ll lead his loyal crew into the frontier worlds, infested with pirates and smugglers, to repair and rearm… (more)



Getting Out of Hand: Sapphire Falls book one by Erin Nicholas

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Genius scientist Mason Riley can cure world hunger, impress the media and piss off the Vice President of the United States all before breakfast. But hes not sure he can get through his high school class reunion.Then he meets the new girl in town.Adrianne Scott loves Sapphire Falls. The sleepy little town has been the perfect place to escape her fast-paced, high stress lifestyle. Her only plans now include opening her candy shop and living a quiet, drama-free life.Until Mason Riley bids four hundred dollars just to dance with her.Mason sure doesnt look–or… (more)



The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dream of being named a partner at the advertising firm will die. Luc’s fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum — find a wife on a… (more)



Scorpio Rising by Monique Domovitch

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.4 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

Set in New York and Paris amid the glamorous and competitive worlds of art and real estate, Scorpio Rising takes the reader from the late 1940s to the 1960s through the tumultuous lives of its heroes.There is Alex Ivanov, the son of a Russian immigrant and part-time prostitute. He yearns to escape his sordid life and achieve fame and fortune. His dreams of becoming a world-class builder are met with countless obstacles, yet he perseveres in the hope of someday receiving the recognition he craves.Half a world away, Brigitte Dartois is an abused teenager who runs… (more)



First to Kill by Andrew Peterson

Shelfbuzz Score: 7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Ten years ago, a botched mission in Nicaragua ended covert ops specialist Nathan McBrides CIA career. Now he utilizes his unique skill set in the private sector–until the night Frank Ortega, former director of the FBI, calls in a favor. A deep-cover federal agent has vanished, along with a ton of Semtex explosives, and Ortega needs them found–fast. Because for him, this mission is personal: the missing agent is his grandson. And Nathan McBride is the only man he trusts to save him.But it quickly becomes clear that something bigger than even Ortega could have imagined… (more)



It Takes a Spy…: A Secrets and Seduction book by Sheridan Jeane

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

1851 – For Cecilia, romance and mystery collide at her family’s glittering London ball on the eve of their jewelry auctionCecilia Paring has serious reservations about marrying her fianc, Devin Montlake. Gone is the boy who could capture her heart with a word or a glance and in his place is a man who has made it clear that to be a proper barrister’s wife, the exciting and impulsive Cecilia must change as well.Devin Montlake has his life planned out… Although Devin Montlake loves his orderly life as a barrister, he’s determined to follow his roadmap to achieve his… (more)



How to Marry a Matador by Ginny Baird

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

New York telecommunications expert Jessica Bloom has never quite gotten things right. Shes failed at relationships, and only believes herself to have moved ahead at work due to dumb luck. Her fortunes change when she flies to Madrid on an acquisitions deal — but wakes up married to a matador instead! While shes held a burning attraction to her handsome business adversary for months, she never dreamed shed make such an enormous split-second decision. Surely, this is a mistake they can both get undone? Her new husband, however, has plans to the contrary…Fernando Garcia de la Vega runs a… (more)



Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 12 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – November 12, 2018

Happy Monday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Happy reading!


At Last by Barbara Bretton

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Gracie Taylor fell in love with Noah Chase on the first day of kindergarten. Gracie was the girl from the wrong side of town. Noah was the towns golden boy. Their families had been at loggerheads since the death of Gracies mother years ago and as they grew up, they had to risk everything to be together.But it was worth it, because when they were together, nothing else mattered.Then, on their wedding day, Gracie discovered a secret that sent her running from Idle Point, leaving Noah with a broken heart to match her own.Now, eight years later… (more)



Shadow of the Lizard – The Complete Novel by Randy Nargi

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

On the edge of New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force base, tunneled into the foothills of the Manzano mountains is a World War II-era lab that held a deadly secret… Until that secret escaped. Now a disgraced Los Alamos scientist, who wants nothing more to do with the government, is forced to team with a mercenary black ops team to prevent the unthinkable from happening… (more)



Enchantress by James Maxwell

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy

From the day Ella witnesses an enchanter using his talents to save her brothers life, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy of Enchanters expects tuition fees and knowledge. Determined, Ella sells flowers and studies every book she can. Meanwhile her brother, Miro, dreams of becoming one of the worlds finest swordsmen, wielding his nations powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.A dark force rises in the east, conquering all in its path, and Miro leaves for the front. When the void Miro left is filled by Killian, a charming stranger from another land… (more)



Beat Slay Love: One Chefs Hunger for Delicious Revenge by Thalia Filbert

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Sex. Love. Death. Food. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one impulse ends and the other begins. When a series of celebrity chefs are murdered in gruesome fashion, there’s no shortage of motives for revenge. Faced with dozens of possible suspects, food blogger Jason Bainbridge and FBI agent Kimberly Douglas have no choice but to join forces. They combine their knowledge of the cooking scene and expertise solving crimes to track an unpredictable killer through a cut-throat world of fragile egos, kinky sex, delicious but sometimes deadly dishes, and simmering feuds that could explode into murder at any time… (more)



Spectre Rising by C.W. Lemoine

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Cal “Spectre” Martin is out of the military, but that doesn’t mean he’s out from behind enemy lines. In a techno thriller that launches the military/political espionage SPECTRE series, C. W. Lemoine explores just how far a fighter pilot will go to save the ones he loves. After a combat incident in Iraq, Cal “Spectre” Martin was grounded and told he would never fly an F-16 again. Years later, he has started a new civilian life with his F-16 pilot fiancee, still haunted by the nightmares of his last deployment. But when she goes missing on a… (more)



The Venice Bucket List by Ella Fairlie

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Single mum Tess has enough on her plate without being forced to tag along on her brother and his girlfriends romantic winter holiday to Venice, and she certainly isnt looking for a Valentine love affair of her own. But with the annual Carnival afoot, Venice has some magic and mayhem in store for her, in the form of a handsome masked stranger with a surprising secret. Will the city of glass and gondolas be able to work its charm, or is this one amore thats lost in translation? ‘The Venice Bucket List is a deliciously escapist destination romcom novella about… (more)



Infinite Sacrifice by L.E. Waters

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical, Free

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while… (more)



The Last Fairytale by Molly Greene

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Bree Butler shelved her dream of becoming an investigative journalist long ago. But when she finds a young biotech executive dead on his office floor, she begins to think she might have another shot at it – even though she’s a suspect in the homicide investigation. Bree and her old college friend, Detective Gen Delacourt (who we first met in Mark of the Loon), begin a danger-filled quest to unravel the puzzle. The deeper they dig, the more truth about their own personal lives is revealed along with the dead man’s. They’ll both begin again after this is solved… if… (more)



The Kings Puzzle, Book 1 of 6: An Angus Wolfe adventure by Ian Wilson

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): YA, Mystery, Historical, Free

Sixteen-year-old Angus Wolfe attempts to solve the “Kings Puzzle”, a 1939 mystery involving his grandfather, King George VI, and the Royal Train. A young, gorgeous female politician demonstrates a link between the Kings Puzzle and an unsolved disappearance in her own family. She also introduces Angus to more dangers and temptations than he could ever imagine, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend Amanda… (more)



Dark Horse by J.R. Rain

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn’t take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone’s hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case. As the investigation continues… (more)



Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 9 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – November 9, 2018

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Have a great day!


Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal

After her twin sisters brutal murder, former US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie. So when two vampires try to kidnap the baby, it quickly turns into a fight to the death–Lexs death, that is.She wakes up to two shocking discoveries: she has miraculously survived the fight, and baby Charlie is a “null,” gifted with the ability to weaken supernatural forces… and a target for creatures who want to control that power. Determined to guarantee her nieces safety, Lex makes a deal with the local vampires. She sets out with the mysterious–and… (more)



On the Street Where You Die by Al Stevens

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Free

Stanley Bentworth is not all that tough. Previously a homicide cop, he drank his way out of a job and now runs a one-man private eye agency finding people who dont want to be found. He doesnt accept tough-guy assignments, calling himself a ”soft-boiled detective,” but a recession is on, and business is off, so when a wealthy financier, formerly a mob enforcer, needs an anonymous blackmailer found in a life and death situation, Stanley seizes the chance to earn a fee.If he fails, the blackmailer outs his client to the wise guys, in which case… (more)



Lawless Desert by C.M. Curtis

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western

A man to be reckoned with. Martin Chambliss is not a man to be underestimated. A band of renegade Apaches make that mistake when they attack Chambliss and his fellow travelers. And when Chambliss goes on the hunt for two outlaws who have kidnapped the woman he loves, they learn that he is willing to follow them deep into Mexico, or into Hell itself, to save her, and hes not afraid to spill blood if he has to… (more)



The Atomic Sea: Volume One of An Epic Fantasy / Science Fiction Series by Jack Conner

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Sci-fi

A thousand years ago, the sea began to change, and the change spread.Now the boiling, toxic, lightning-wreathed Atomic Sea has encompassed every ocean on the planet, and the creatures that live in it have become mutated and unnatural. The seas taint can infect any human who comes in contact with it or with unprocessed seafood, killing them… or altering them. No one knows why the sea has become this way or what it portends, only that its irrevocably changed the world.Meanwhile, world war has erupted, and the small country of Ghenisa, like many others, is tottering on… (more)



Essies Roses by Michelle Muriel

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

Growing up in the Deep South during the years leading to the Civil War, two young girls find freedom on a hillside overlooking Westland, an Alabama plantation. Essie Mae, an intuitive, intelligent slave girl, and Evie Winthrop, the sheltered, imaginative dreamer and planter’s daughter, strike up a secret friendship that thrives amidst the shadows of abuse. Told from the viewpoint of four women: Katherine Winthrop, kind mistress and unexpected heiress to her father’s small, cotton plantation; Delly, her sassy and beloved house slave; Essie Mae, her slave girl; and Evie Winthrop, Katherine’s only child, Essie’s Roses tells of forbidden relationships… (more)



Any Witch Way You Can by Amanda M. Lee

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

Bay Winchester is having a tough week.As the local editor of Hemlock Coves only newspaper, she just happens to be present when a body is found in an area corn maze. To make matters worse, the police believe the murder may have something to do with the occult.This wouldnt be a problem for a normal reporter, but since Bay is descended from a well-known line of actual witches, the town is understandably on edge.Between the suspicious townspeople, the befuddled police presence and that random hot biker guy that may or may not have something to do… (more)



The Refugee Sentinel by Harrison Hayes

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.4 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Its 2052 and our world is dying … the population has reached 34 billion; the polar caps have melted and Earth has become a single-country planet. Our survival seems to be guaranteed by a draconian new law requiring the expendables to choose someone to die or choose to die in someone elses stead. Only the High-Potentials, those whose contributions are deemed essential to humankind, are exempt.Yana Perkins is eight and lives with her mother Sarah. But what if Yana were earmarked for death? And what if Sarah were not allowed to take her daughters place? And what if… (more)



Defining Destiny : New Adult Romance by Deanna Chase

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore thought her life was perfect. At just twenty-one, shes already met her soul mate and together theyve landed a recording contract. But when her father dies and the love of her life betrays her in more ways than one, she returns home to pick up the pieces. On the shores of Mendocino, California, Lucy has some decisions to make. Should she start a solo career? Or should she leave it all behind for some semblance of normalcy in the quiet town she grew up in? And what about Seth, the tortured artist who always seems… (more)



Consequences: Book 1 of the Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig

Shelfbuzz Score: 7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller, Romance, Free

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why shes there, but its been made abundantly clear–she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences… (more)



Whole Lotta Trouble by Stephanie Bond

Shelfbuzz Score: 6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

Three female mystery book editors in Manhattan have personal and professional problems galore–which intersect with one bad-boy agent. When they set out to humiliate their problematic playboy, their plans go horribly awry. The women suddenly realize that when it comes to friendship, flirtation and felony, theyre in a WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE… (more)



Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 8 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – November 8, 2018

Happy Thursday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Have a great day!


Purling Road – The Complete Second Season by M.L. Gardner

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

In Purling Road, the financial hardships are temporarily eased as Jonathan and Aryl find success with a new business venture. Even with this small reprieve, everyone is faced with a long, hot summer. Relationships are brutally tested. Some are broken, never to be the same again and even Maura finds it difficult to help her friends. The fuse is lit when boredom and frustration lead Claire, Ava, and Arianna to a girl’s night that reincarnates Arianna to her former glory. After suffering a loss, she reaches her breaking point and Caleb is left to deal with the… (more)



Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Thriller

An opium-addicted beauty. An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile. An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.Melanie Karsaks Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a steampunk romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.It all begins on one of the worst days of Lilys life. She just… (more)



Longshot Into The West: A hidden part of the Civil War affects lives, property, & nations futures by Keith R. Baker

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western

Rob Finn is joined by William Cody and Lonnie Walters as they begin their journey into the Gold country of 1862 into the West. They are headed toward Bannack, a town springing up on the banks of Grasshopper Creek, Washington Territory. Soon it would become Idaho Territory, and shortly after that, Montana Territory. But not without the birth pangs that accompany such events.In LONGSHOT INTO THE WEST, Rob meets desperate and unscrupulous men such as Henry Plummer; also gentle and generous Natives who heal and help the strangers in their land. We learn that the treasures of the earth… (more)



Maggie for Hire by Kate Danley

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal, Free

When monsters appear in Los Angeles, Maggie MacKay is on the job. No one is better at hauling the creepy crawlies back where they belong. No one, that is, except her dad, who disappeared in the middle of an assignment.Now an elf named Killian has shown up with a gig. Seems Maggies uncle teamed up with the forces of darkness to turn Earth into a vampire convenience store, serving bottomless refills on humans.The only hope for survival lies in tracking down two magical objects and a secret that vanished with Maggies dad.WARNING:This book contains cussing, brawling… (more)



Torch Scene: A Reed Ferguson Mystery by Renee Pawlish

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Denver private investigator Reed Ferguson is between cases when a house fire threatens to consume the home of his girlfriend, Willie. The police think its arson, and they look to Willie – the owner of the building – as the logical suspect. Worse yet, when a body is found in the charred third-floor apartment, the police think Willie is the killer. Reed hops into action to clear her name, but as his own list of suspects grows, so does the danger. Can Reed find the culprit who committed murder, or will his investigation go up in flames… (more)



Road To Shandara: Book One of the Safanarion Order Series by Ken Lozito

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy

Sometimes it’s the wanderers that blaze a path through the darkest night. Aaron Jace had a normal life until they came for him. Now he’s being hunted. Assassins will stop at nothing to find him. Aaron is from Earth, his family is not. He is the last scion of an ancient and powerful family. Thrust into another world, Aaron must find his way to the one man who can help him survive. The Road to Shandara is the first book in the captivating epic fantasy series readers describe as compelling and full of suspense. This refreshing blend of magic and… (more)



Broken World by Kate L. Mary

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and shes faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double Ds than kindness, but shes prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming… (more)



Coming In From the Cold by Sarina Bowen

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

He can’t have her. And he can’t tell anyone why. Ski racer Dane “Danger” Hollister does not do relationships, though he keeps his reason a secret. The real-life curse he’s inherited from his mother will eventually cost him everything: his place on the Olympic ski team, his endorsement income, and his ability to fly downhill at top speed.Reluctant country girl Willow Reade meets Dane by accident. Literally. Her skidding truck forces him off the road during a blizzard. Stranded together in his Jeep as night falls, the two loneliest people in Vermont find themselves sharing more than they’d… (more)



Winter Thaw by Alexis Jacobson

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.1 (out of 10)

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)



Angel Dance by M. D. Grayson

Shelfbuzz Score: 6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

From M. D. Grayson comes the action packed Danny Logan debut mystery, Angel Dance.Gina Fiore – beautiful Seattle heiress has vanished. A foreign drug cartel and a Chicago organized crime family are looking. Can Danny Logan rescue her before the noose closes… (more)