Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, January 12, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Have a great week!

Bridged by Kendra Elliot

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

After a congressmans tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case–and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan.But once a third body appears and all evidence points to a serial killer, the public furiously clamors for answers–and the couples relationship grows fractured under the pressure. Ava and Mason search in the past for clues that predict the future. And when Avas mentally ill twin spins out…(more)

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom-something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America. In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idahos Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers…(more)

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants by Katie Cross

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face. Unfortunately, that’s where it seemed to stop. She’s grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight. With her younger sister’s wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie’s had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn’t what she thought…(more)

Dark Promises by Winter Renshaw

Genre(s): Romance

I have a secret… I don’t care if you like me or not. Insatiable lust for power and control runs thick in my veins. My father served as President of the United States of America — and his father before him. Montgomerys are born to lead and rule, to fear nothing and cower to no one, to make allegiances, not friends. But I digress. With a senate campaign about to launch and presidential aspirations at fever-pitch intensity, imagine my dismay when my strategist tells me I need to “settle down” with a “nice girl” in order to appeal to my…(more)

Grace be a Lady by Heather Blanton

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Religious

Banished and separated from her son, city-girl Grace has to survive in a cowboy’s world. Maybe it’s time to stop thinking like a lady… and act like a man. Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull, back in Chicago. But if she dares to return home, Bull has promised Grace she’ll never see their son again. She has no choice but to accept her situation–temporarily. Struggling to figure a way to survive, she refuses…(more)

LADY OF CONQUEST: A Medieval Romance by Tamara Leigh

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

England of The Norman Conquest, 1068: Two years have passed since the Battle of Hastings changed the course of a nation. As the defeated Saxons continue to chafe against the yoke of Norman rule, Rhiannyn of Etcheverry finds herself at the center of a rebellion when the conqueror she refuses to wed dies in her arms — cursing her to never know the love of a man or the blessing of children. Certain only her silence can save her people from retaliation, she holds close the dark truth about his death. But when his avenging brother saves her life, she discovers…(more)

The Island of Sea Women: A Novel by Lisa See

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger…(more)

Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal

In Gabino Iglesias’ acclaimed novel, ghosts and old gods guide the hands of those caught up in a violent struggle to save the soul of the American southwest. A man tasked with shuttling children over the border believes the Virgin Mary is guiding him towards final justice. A woman offers colonizer blood to the Mother of Chaos. A boy joins corpse destroyers to seek vengeance for the death of his father. These stories intertwine with those of a vengeful spirit and a hungry creature to paint a timely, compelling, pulpy portrait of revenge, family, and hope…(more)

Bloody Mary – A Thriller by J.A. Konrath

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory–a killer for whom…(more)

Up the Line by Robert Silverberg

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Its 2059, and former law clerk Jud Elliott finds himself at loose ends-until a chance meeting with a Time Courier gives him the inspiration to become one himself. The job-as a time-traveling guide-gives him the opportunity to indulge his love of Byzantine history, in between shuttling tourists to such monumental events as the crucifixion and the assassination of JFK.But there are strict rules to follow as a Time Courier, put in place to guard against paradoxes and preserve the sanctity of now-time. Jud isnt used to following the rules-especially when faced with…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, January 5, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, January 5, 2020

Happy New Years, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Have a great week!

Nefertitis Heart by A.W. Exley

Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical

Cara Devon has always been curious and impulsive, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently. 1861. Cara has a simple mission in London – finalise her father’s estate and sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when a killer stalks the nobility, searching for an ancient Egyptian relic rumoured to hold the key to immortality. Nathaniel Trent, known as the villainous viscount, is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on both Cara and the priceless artifacts. His icy exterior and fiery touch stirs Cara’s demons, or could he lay them to…(more)

Seduced by Sunday by Catherine Bybee

Genre(s): Romance

She swore off love forever…but he just might change her mind.Meg Rosenthal: Matchmaker by day, realist by night, Meg is not about to get swept away by a charming, darkly handsome businessman in a designer suit. Shes come to a beautiful secluded resort to evaluate the private islands potential for her agency, not to ogle its owner. But theres something about the magnetic man thats hard to resist, even for a woman who refuses to fall in love.Valentino Masini: A successful and drop-dead sexy businessman, Valentino is used to having the finer things in life. Yet…(more)

Death in the English Countryside by Sara Rosett

Genre(s): Mystery

Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado, Kate Sharp, is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Afraid that Kevin has slipped back into some destructive personal habits he struggles with, Kate travels to England to salvage Kevins and the companys reputation before word gets out that he is missing.Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green…(more)

Revved by Samantha Towle

Genre(s): Romance

Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule–no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, hes still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.When Andi is offered her dream job working in the…(more)

Terror of the Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone

Genre(s): Western

Smoke Jensen has come to Corpus Christi, Texas, to take delivery of five hundred horses he purchased from an old friend. That’s when a Mexican revolutionary, Colonel Bustamante Keno, brazenly crashes the border, slaughters twenty-two innocent U. S. citizens in cold blood, and steals a thousand head of cattle–along with two hundred of Smoke’s horses. Going where the U. S. Army and the Texas Rangers cannot, Smoke crosses the border in hot pursuit of Keno. The Mexican Federales capture Smoke and the others and place them under arrest. But as soon as the banditos take something near and…(more)

Black Autumn: A Survival Post-Apocalyptic Thriller by Jeff Kirkham

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

When it finally happened, even elite soldiers could scarcely keep their families alive… An already weakened U. S. economy crumbles after a rogue nation detonates a small nuclear bomb in a Los Angeles port. The disastrous economic domino effect known as “Black Autumn” threatens a group of Special Forces vets, their families, and friends, leaving serious doubt that their skills and fortitude will be enough to bridge the deadly gap between modern society and an epoch of American savagery…(more)

Meant for Her by Amy Gamet

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Julie Trueblood’s name is found alongside an encrypted message in the safe deposit box of a dead man, bringing Navy investigator Hank Jared to her door, looking for answers. The daughter of the most infamous spy of the twenty-first century, Julie denies any knowledge of the man or the cipher and sends Hank away. Hank is supposed to be in the Adirondacks walking his sister down the aisle, not chasing leads on a John Doe murder investigation that doesn’t even appear to be Navy-related. He’s a military man through and through, and while an order is an order…(more)

Devils Den by Timothy Ashby

Genre(s): Thriller, Historical

It’s the early 1920s. Someone is killing old Civil War vets. Whatever for? Troubled young G-Man Seth Armitage is assigned by the Bureau to find the killer. Another mystery–why does the corrupt Harding administration care about these old soldiers, and why would they send a shell-shocked newbie to investigate? Green though he may be, Seth is much sharper than anyone bargained for. As he investigates this strange crime, the very forces that put him on the case seem to be obstructing it, and before he knows it he’s running from the KKK, hounded by the ambitious young…(more)

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Alaska’s Federal Wilderness Zone is one of the most dangerous and inhospitable places on Earth. For paleoecologist Evan Marshall, an expedition to the Zone offers an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the mounting effects of climate change. But once there, Marshall and his intrepid team make an astonishing discovery: an enormous prehistoric animal encased in solid ice. Despite repeated warnings from the local village, and Marshall’s own mounting concern, the expedition sponsors want the creature cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed on a live television spectacularBut then the creature disappears and an unspeakable horror is unleashed…(more)

Starship Sakira by Bob Blanton

Genre(s): Sci-fi

What would you do if you found a spaceship? Would you call the government, would you pretend you never saw it, or would you keep it a secret? What would you do with it? Use it to gallivant around the galaxy, conquer Earth, get filthy rich, or try to improve life on Earth? Read along and find out how Marc works to convert Earth into a spacefaring world capable of defending itself and of being united as it meets the other civilizations in the galaxy. He and his brother start planning their next steps, but the one they dont know…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 29, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 29, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Have a great week!

Black River by Tom Lowe

Genre(s): Thriller

When an old man sees an unidentified Civil War photograph of a woman in the newspaper, he begins a desperate search for a 160-year-old painting that he believes will match the image of the enigmatic woman in the photograph, and if it does, it will prove that his great, great grandfather did not run from battle. After the old man hires Sean OBrien to find the mysterious painting, OBrien discovers its linked to a secret letter and map that will lead to a trapdoor where a hidden key to the most horrific war on U. S. soil lies…(more)

Asunder: A Novel of the Civil War by Curt Locklear

Genre(s): Historical

Thrust into the middle of Civil War battle, with both Union and Rebel protagonists and antagonists, Asunder, the first in the Trilogy, is a story of love and loss and of families torn apart.Thoroughly researched, the novel presents numerous complex, memorable characters struggling against incredible odds in an epic spanning from Texas to New York.he story begins in frigid February, long after the battle. Cyntha Favor, an abolitionist and ardent believer in Spiritualism, searches the battlefield in hopes of finding her husbands grave. Having received erroneous reports of his death, she hopes to free his tormented soul. During…(more)

Boarding Pass by Paul Cumbo

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Twenty-one-year-old Matt Derby is a typical college senior: bright, open-minded, and full of potential. But he’s also stuck in neutral, struggling with girl problems, a lack of direction, and decisions made difficult by too many choices. When a television news report tells the story of a heroic firefighter in a small Wyoming town, Matt recognizes someone he hasn’t seen in nearly six years: his boarding school roommate Trey Daniels, who disappeared after being expelled in tenth grade. Matt boards a flight headed west, aiming not only to visit his injured friend, but also to put off…(more)

Shadows and Gold: An Elemental Legacy Novella by Elizabeth Hunter

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Traveling to the most remote region of China certainly wasnt what Ben Vecchio had in mind for his summer vacation, but when Tenzin suggested a quick trip, he could hardly turn down a chance to keep her out of trouble and practice the Mandarin he still struggled with in class.Of course, Tenzin might not have been clear about everything travel entailed.Driving a truck full of rotting vegetables and twenty million in gold from Kashgar to Shanghai was only the start. If Ben can keep the treasure away from grasping immortals, the reward will be more than worth the…(more)

I Love Capri by Belinda Jones

Genre(s): Romance

Kim Rees became a translator for the glamorous jet-set lifestyle. So how come shes ended up sitting at home in her PJs translating German computer games for a living? Fortunately her mother has a plan to extract her from her marshmallowy rut: a trip to the magical Italian island of Capri. At first Kim refuses to wake up and smell the bougainvillea, but as she succumbs to the irresistible delights of strawberry bellinis and millionaire suitors, she realizes shes changing. And when she meets a man whos tiramisu personified, she finds herself falling in love. But how far will…(more)

L.A. Sniper by Steve Gannon

Genre(s): Thriller

In the streets of Los Angeles, a sniper is hunting cops. Panic grips the city as Detective Daniel Kane tracks the killer, embarking on the most terrifying investigation of his career. Building to an electrifying climax, L. A. Sniper tells a story of heartbreak and loss, of love and redemption, and surprisingly, of hope…(more)

Azagoth: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Even in the fathomless depths of the underworld and the bleak chambers of a damaged heart, the bonds of love can heal–or destroy.He holds the ability to annihilate souls in the palm of his hand. He commands the respect of the most dangerous of demons and the most powerful of angels. He can seduce and dominate any female he wants with a mere look. But for all Azagoths power, hes bound by shackles of his own making, and only an angel with a secret holds the key to his release.Shes an angel with the extraordinary ability to…(more)

The Day We Met by Barbara Bretton

Genre(s): Romance

Was it a fling… or was it forever? It’s 7:08 on the morning of Maggy O’Brien’s thirty-fifth birthday and she’s driving carpool in her pajamas and bunny slippers. She can’t remember the last time she shaved her legs. She’s hasn’t slept past dawn since her kids were born and one of them is now a teenager. Can life possibly get any worse? The second she sees her sisters waiting impatiently at the foot of her driveway, she knows the answer to that question. Claire and Ellie are staging a makeover intervention and no amount of protest can save Maggy…(more)

Vienna Prelude by Bodie Thoene

Genre(s): Historical

No one is safe… In 1936 Nazi darkness descends upon Europe. Every person is only one step away from being swept into the nightmarish tide of evil. Blond Elisa Lindheim, a violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, adopts an Aryan stage name for protection. But her closest friend, Leah, a talented Jewish cellist, is in a perilous position. There are those who choose to fight Hitler’s madness. Elisa’s father, Theo. A courageous American reporter, John Murphy. Winston Churchill, the British statesman. A farm family in the Tyrolean Alps. The Jewish Underground. But will all their efforts be enough to stop…(more)

Center Ring: A Novel by Nicole Waggoner

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Norah Merrit, a dedicated obstetrician known for her bedside manner and service to Doctors Without Borders, walks into girls’ night out with a confession to make — and what she has to say shakes the group to its core. In the aftermath of Norah’s revelation, each of the women she calls her sister-friends — photojournalist Camille, stay-at-home mom Leila, publicist Ellison, and designer Kate — are left questioning the roads they haven’t taken, and revisiting the vastly different choices they’ve made in life and love. Told in alternating points of view between the five friends, Center Ring is a story…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 22, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 22, 2019

Merry Christmas, Shelfbuzzers. We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Happy reading!

The Culmination of Everything by Christina C. Jones

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Losing everything doesn’t have to be the end. Sometimes, it’s a chance to find something different…(more)

Harlow by Karyn Rae

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Terms of Surrender is a story about when coming of age arrives late. On Harlow Ausby’s fortieth birthday, she still feels as out of place in polished Charleston as the moon in a midday sky. From her strawberry-red hair to the matching birthmark that seems to swallow her left leg, Harlow’s uncommon looks have always made her feel less than worthy of the image-conscious Ausby name. As her often cruel and critical mother, Vivian, lies dying in a hospital bed, Harlow reexamines the choices — or lack thereof — that have brought her to a crossroads in her life. She…(more)

Up to the Challenge by Terri Osburn

Genre(s): Romance

Opposites attract in a sexy tale of unexpected loveWhen the Dempsey patriarch suffers a heart attack, Lucas Dempsey steps up to keep the doors of the family restaurant open. The proverbial prodigal son returns home to Anchor Island–putting family first and his quest to make partner at his high-powered law firm on hold. Sporting a bruised ego after losing his fiance to his older brother, Lucas would rather walk on glass than spend six weeks within spitting distance of the happy couple. But family duty calls. And that duty includes working side-by-side with a tantalizing…(more)

Sword and Serpent by Taylor Marshall

Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical

Every Legend Has A Beginning The year is A. D. 299. Diocletian rules the Roman Empire. And the gods have suddenly fallen silent.17-year-old Jurian doesnt have time for the gods. Hes trying to hold his family together after his father died in disgrace, and piety — even to the Christ — just isnt practical. But then a ruthless enemy targets his family, forcing Jurian to make a choice: will he pursue the glory hes always wanted, or will he sacrifice everything to protect a faith that was never really his own? On the other side of the Empire, the…(more)

Good Karma by Donya Lynne

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Bashful Karma Mason has been too concerned with college–and now work–to embrace her sexuality. Bullied as a child, she hides behind an unremarkable wardrobe and relegates herself to the shadows. But when her best friend convinces her to attend a charity benefit in Chicago wearing a stunning red dress that catches the eye of every man in the room, she discovers a surprising side to her personality. One that adores the spotlight but has no idea how to handle the attention.Mark Strong, a wealthy Chicago businessman, is brimming with confidence. Hes in total control. Nothing–and no…(more)

Balanced on the Blades Edge by Lindsay Buroker

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Free

Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn’t the model of military professionalism — he has a tendency to say exactly what’s on his mind, and his record has enough demerits to wallpaper the hull of an airship — but as the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, he’s used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron — what’s he supposed to do with a…(more)

Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

An arranged marriage. A man whose heart is closed to love. A king whose life hangs in the balance. A nation on the brink of annihilation. Harvest of Gold (Book 2)The scribe Sarah married Darius, and at times she feels as if she has married the Persian aristocracy, too. There is another point she did not count on in her marriage–Sarah has grown to love her husband. Sarah has wealth, property, honor, and power, but her husband’s love still seems unattainable. Although his mother was an Israelite, Darius remains skeptical that his Jewish wife is the right choice…(more)

Tabitha by Vikki Kestell

Genre(s): Historical, Free

From the author of the groundbreaking series, A Prairie Heritage, comes the compelling story of fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Tabitha Hale. Rescued from a life of depravity, Tabitha gives her heart to God and her life to nursing. As this tenacious, redeemed woman perseveres toward her vocation, her temper and stubborn independence threaten to derail her aspirations. Will Tabitha pass the trial by fire that is necessary for God to truly use her? And what is Tabitha to do with her feelings for Mason Carpenter, the man who simply refuses to give up on her? Is it even possible for…(more)

Hidden by Kendra Elliot

Genre(s): Mystery

Eleven years ago, the Co-ed Slayer murdered nine female students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely escaped his attack, but lost her best friend whose remains were never found. As the sole surviving victim, Lacey helped send the sadistic serial killer to prison for life.Now a forensic odontologist examining teeth and bones for the state Medical Examiner, Lacey is devastated when she arrives at a crime scene and identifies the skeletal remains as her college friends.The remains are discovered on the land of ex-cop Jack Harper. Sparks fly between him and Lacey, even…(more)

The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley

Genre(s): Thriller

Its 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world.Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Clevelands largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees, and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vaults safe-deposit boxes were lost.In the years since, Clevelands wealthy businessmen kept the truth buried in the abandoned high-rise. The ransacked offices and forgotten safe-deposit boxes remain locked…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 15, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 15, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Enjoy!

The Empty Land: A Novel by Louis LAmour

Genre(s): Western

For thousands of years the lonely canyon knew only wind and rain, wild animals, and an occasional native hunter. Then a trapper found a chunk of gold, and everything changed overnight. In six days a town called Confusion appeared… and on the seventh it could disappear, consumed by the flames of lawlessness and violence. On one side are those who understand only brute force. On the other are men who want law and order but are ready to use a noose to achieve their ends. Between them stand Matt Coburn and Dick Felton: one a hardened realist, the other an…(more)

Country Heaven by Ava Miles

Genre(s): Romance

When famous–and infamous–country singer rock star Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she’s got him pegged. He’s a bad boy Alpha male who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while she couldn’t care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can’t refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs. Rye is certain…(more)

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield

Genre(s): Historical

The national bestseller! At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history–one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured…(more)

Soul Food Spirits by Amy Boyles

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

It should’ve been so easy… Blissful Breneaux has spent her career catching troublesome ghosts for a covert government agency. But all that changes the day she is fired. She has one shot to redeem herself — track down the biggest, baddest spirit the agency has ever known and haul him in. Too bad that ghost resides in the one place Blissful despises — Haunted Hollow, Alabama. It’s the tourist attraction from hell. Blissful is knee deep in a foreign place — and it’s not just the deer head trophies and the giant pickup trucks that are throwing her for a loop. When a…(more)

The Living End by Craig Schaefer

Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

As the FBI closes in on the Las Vegas underworld, Daniel Faust — grifter, thief, and sorcerer — isnt the only one feeling the heat. Half-demon racket boss Nicky Agnelli is fighting to hang onto his empire, leaving a trail of dead informants in his wake, while Daniels ex-girlfriend Jennifer rallies her forces on the street and aims her sights at Nickys crown.Meanwhile, homeless people are vanishing by the dozens. Daniel has bigger problems to worry about, but a plea from an old friend sends him on a search for answers. What he finds is a conspiracy twenty years…(more)

Virtual Justice by M A Comley

Genre(s): Mystery

The body of a strangled woman draws P. I. Lorne Warner into an intricate investigation that expands swiftly when a second innocent is murdered. A serial killer is on the loose, plucking victims from Internet dating sites. But when a third victim–this one male–is discovered, Lorne is forced to admit her worst fears… she is on the trail of a serial killer duo.Lornes personal life grows complicated as her sister, Jade, struggles to come to terms with their fathers death. Lorne suggests drastic measures to cure Jades grief.The answers are out there, but will Lorne solve…(more)

Actually Love – Jessie & Zach by Melanie Shawn

Genre(s): Romance

Real or fake. As VP of public relations for SPC, the beautiful and talented Jessie Sloan knew the difference. The order and control she had in her life was real. Love was fake and she didn’t have time for fake. Win or lose. Sexy, sculpted boxing champ Zach Courtland has had his share of losses in life, but inside the ring, he knew nothing but wins. He was used to taking and landing punches, but little did he know that he was about to get the knock-out of his life.After circumstances beyond their control, and nosy landlords, force…(more)

The Reckoning by MaryLu Tyndall

Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy

The Reckoning is a rollicking time travel adventure that plummets the reader into a world of treachery, adventure, and romance. Trust me. You won’t want to miss this one! Michelle Griep, author. When Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three-hundred years in the past. But of course…(more)

Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand

Genre(s): Mystery

Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out. But when hes the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, hes given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, hes transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight–the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelists teen daughter.With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving hes still one of Houstons best detectives…(more)

The Mermaids Sister by Carrie Anne Noble

Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

There is no cure for being who you truly are…In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Aunties healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Claras favorite story tells of three orphan infants–Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, ONeill, who was found beneath an apple tree.One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sisters skin. She realizes that Maren is…(more)