Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 8, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

The Truth About Awiti by CP Patrick

Genre(s): Historical

There is a commonly held belief the tropical storms and hurricanes that form off the coast of West Africa are not natural disasters, but rather they are retaliation by restless spirits impacted by one of the darkest chapters of world history — the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Awiti’s destiny was forever changed the day the slave raiders arrived at her village. She made a life-altering decision with the hope of being reunited with her family, only to discover her effort was in vain. For centuries, her sadness raged within the winds and rain, resulting in tropical storms that devastated the…(more)

Bright Side by Kim Holden

Genre(s): Romance

Secrets. Everyone has one. Some are bigger than others. And when secrets are revealed, Some will heal you… And some will end you.Kate Sedgwicks life has been anything but typical. Shes endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (theres a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. Shes also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks…(more)

Gansett After Dark by Marie Force

Genre(s): Romance

Owen Lawry is days away from leaving Gansett Island to attend the trial of his father, who is charged with assaulting his mother almost a year ago. He has spent his entire adult life trying to outrun his violent past, but the upcoming showdown with the father he hasnt seen in more than a decade has him spending far more time in the past than in the present. His biggest challenge is convincing his pregnant fiance, Laura McCarthy, to sit out the trip. The last thing he wants is to expose the woman he loves to the pain of his…(more)

Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1: A Novel by Lynn Austin

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

Gods and Kings is the story of King Hezekiah, heir to the throne of King David. When his evil father plots to sacrifice him, Hezekiah’s mother, Abijah, searches frantically for a way to save him. But only two men can help her, and neither of them seems trustworthy. In a time and place engulfed by violence, treachery, and infidelity to Yahweh, Abijah and her son must discover the one true Source of strength if they are to save themselves and their country. Book 1 of Chronicles of the Kings.Tag This BookThis Book Has Been TaggedIt hasn’t. Be…(more)

Five Days in May: Book One in The Unexplainable Collection by Ninie Hammon

Genre(s): Religious, Thriller, Paranormal

Three members of the McIntosh family are setting up appointments with death, marking it on their calendars for Friday, May 10, 1963. That’s the day an F5 tornado will obliterate everything in its path in a mile-wide trail of desolation across Oklahoma—and their little town is in its path. Pastor Mac McMIntosh lost his faith when his wife died–it’s time now to end the charade. His 16-year-old daughter and his father-in-law are arranging to actually kill somebody that day. For one it’s an act of hopeless desperation; for the other, a final declaration…(more)

Resurrection by Tanith Frost

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

In a city where monsters lurk in the shadows, an unlikely hero embraces her inner darkness in order to save the light. Since the night of Aviva’s murder she’s been forced to accept a new reality — burned by sunlight, feeding on the blood of the living, searching for her place in a dark world she didn’t believe existed until she awoke as a vampire. She’s barely reached an uneasy peace with her monstrous new nature when rogue vampires arrive in her clan’s territory, leaving a trail of fresh corpses in their wake. As the bodies pile up Aviva discovers a…(more)

All the Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle

Genre(s): Fantasy

The kings orders were clear enough. “Move the towers shadow,” he bellowed. “I refuse to deliver my commencement speech from the dark.”As the newly appointed mage to the Crown of Tirlin, Meralda Ovis has no choice but to undertake King Yvins ill-conceived task. Tirlins first female mage, and the youngest person to ever don the robes of office, Meralda is determined to prove once and for all that she deserves the title.The Tower, though, holds ancient secrets all its own. Secrets that will soon spell destruction for all of Tirlin–unless Meralda can unravel a monstrous curse…(more)

Hail Mary by J.R. Rain

Genre(s): Mystery

Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mothers killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico.All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mothers killer… and theres going to be hell to pay…(more)

Going Underground: Autistic British detective. by Michael Leese

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Jonathan Roper is a new type of detective; young, gifted and autistic. He’s a wonderful analyst but not so good with people. Many of his Scotland Yard colleagues were delighted after he was suspended for misconduct. Now those people are going to be disappointed because he’s being brought back by the bosses of his elite unit. Not that Roper is concerned with office politics. He’s got a case to solve and that’s all that matters. In this compelling thriller Roper uncovers a dark conspiracy leading to murder and human trafficking. As good as he is, the stakes are so high…(more)

Meta by Tom Reynolds

Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

Its been ten years since Connor Connolly lost his parents in ‘The Battle; a fight between The Governor and Jones, two of the worlds strongest metas. Before ‘The Battle the world had been full of metas, super-powered humans whose amazing abilities came from mysterious wristbands. Since that day one has never been seen again.Now 16 years old, Connor lives in Bay View City with his older brother Derrick, a meta-obsessed blogger, where hes just trying to keep his head down long enough to survive high school. All of that changes the night he attempts to save a…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 1, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 1, 2019

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

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

As a child Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark skinned beauty is a dedicated member of Michigan’s Underground railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn’t hesitate… even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is the great conductor known as the “Black Daniel” a vital member of the North’s Underground railroad network. But Hester finds him so rude and arrogant, she begins to question her vow to hide him…(more)

Miss Frost Chills The Cheater: A Nocturne Falls Mystery by Kristen Painter

Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now… private investigator. Sort of. Jayne takes Sinclair on a much needed visit to her winter wonderland home, the North Pole. She wants him to see what her royal life is truly like. She knows the protocol and regulations that define her existence as heir to the Winter Throne aren’t for everyone and worries that it will be more than he wants to handle. All seems…(more)

Recon by Tarah Benner

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Eli knows corruption runs deep within the compound. It’s a reality he’s forced to confront every year on Bid Day. But when your job is to go out into the radiation-soaked Fringe so that others can live in peace, you don’t ask too many questions. For Harper, the bid system works just fine. She’s the best developer in her year, and she’s confident she’ll find a place among the wealthy, respected Systems workers. But when an upset in the bidding changes the course of Harper’s future, she’ll be forced to rely on an unlikely ally — dark, unreadable Eli Parker…(more)

Train Wreck by T Gephart

Genre(s): Romance

No passion, no emotion, no originality — a train wreck of epic portions.”Those were the words to describe Eve Thorton’s exhibition. Not even a fine arts degree from Yale or her daddy’s bank account could save her from the scathing reviews. And failure was a word Eve would never be comfortable with. Not even close. Plotting the demise of every critic who’d written her off was her first instinct. But that would come later. Instead, she would show them that she wasn’t a bored socialite with more money than talent. She would prove everyone wrong, and she wasn’t afraid to…(more)

Family Values by G. M. Ford

Genre(s): Mystery

Returning to Seattle after a business trip, retired PI Leo Waterman is shocked to find his girlfriend, Rebecca Duvall, unconscious on the bathroom floor, her house filled with gas. Officials believe it was a suicide attempt in the wake of a humiliating scandal. Under investigation for dereliction of duty, she’d been suspended from her job as medical examiner for King County. Leo knows Rebecca too well — and is determined to prove her innocence and clear her name. Most important, he wants to find out who tried to kill her. Despite the prosecuting attorney’s claims of a solid case, Leo rounds…(more)

The Line by J.D. Horn

Genre(s): Fantasy

Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical… To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her…(more)

Shore Lights by Barbara Bretton

Genre(s): Romance

Theres nothing more dangerous to a womans heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesnt kiss and tell…Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.Now shes back in Paradise Point — an unemployed single mother whose only option is to accept her mother Roses offer of a job and a place to live.But it doesnt take Maddy long to discover that the things about your mother that made you crazy at 17 make you…(more)

A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey

Genre(s): Mystery

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they’ve just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There’s a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation… As Lady Hardcastle and Flo delve deeper into rural…(more)

Great Balls of Fury by Annabel Chase

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal

Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight… Annoying but loving family? Check. Picturesque small town with a hot police chief? Check. A rescue hellhound, a black cat with attitude, and a pet python that thinks he’s a puppy? Triple check. My story has all the hallmarks of a sweet and cozy supernatural tale, but there’s a twist — I am evil. Well, I’m supposed to be evil thanks to both nature and nurture, but I fight it with every fiber of my being. I just want to live a normal life. I even joined the FBI instead…(more)

The Hardest Ride by Gordon L. Rottman

Genre(s): Western, Free

The Texas-Mexico border, the winter of 1886 — The Great Die Up. A raw rift separates Mexicans and Anglos. A loner cowpoke and a mute Mexican girl fight man and nature to reunite. Out of work cowpoke Bud Eugen comes across Marta, a mute sixteen-year old Mexican girl whose family has been killed by Indians. Bud reluctantly takes her along, even though he’s never had to accommodate another person in his simple life. He’s unable to find anyone willing to take her. In spite of his prejudices, Bud grows to like the spunky girl (and her excellent cooking). Eventually…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, November 24, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, November 24, 2019

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

Protect: A Dystopian Thriller by R.D. Brady

Genre(s): Thriller, Fantasy, Paranormal

SURVIVOR, MOTHER, LEADER… HUMANITY’S LAST CHANCE. Deep within the remnants of the United States, Lyla Richards oversees a camp of two hundred survivors. In a world where living is an everyday struggle and only through banding together can people survive, the arrival of the Unwelcome only made her job harder. Riley Quinn and Miles Jones have been raised by Lyla for the last five years. They are also one of the cursed: the children between the ages of thirteen and eighteen whom the Unwelcome kill on sight. No questions, no pleas, just death. Protecting one another and the people of…(more)

Adrift: A Marine Sniper Thriller by C. G. Cooper

Genre(s): Thriller

A Marine sniper came to town to drown his demons. But demons fight back… Daniel Briggs, a Marine sniper fresh out of The Corps, wakes up in Defuniak Springs, FL, hungover and confused, with no memory of the night before. A powerful local family finds him, intent on repaying the previous night’s encounter. How will the former Marine ward off his attackers, deal with his demons and avoid being blamed for a young girl’s death…(more)

The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson

Genre(s): Romance

Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her towns charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and its up to the viewers–not her–to decide which bachelors stay or go.Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Lukes good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Lukes an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what shes up to, it means revenge…(more)

Selling Dreams by Susanne OLeary

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

The pristine blue waters and sun drenched shores of the French Riviera provide a stunning backdrop to the story of two women, Chantal and Flora, both struggling with the heartache of a lost love.Chantal Gardinier runs her real estate agency in Antibes with an iron fist. A tough businesswoman on the surface, Chantal is hiding a tragic home life and a secret love affair. When faced with a moral dilemma, she is unsure which path to choose.Flora McKenna arrives in town with high hopes of finding happiness. When she immediately lands a great job, she decides that this…(more)

The Solitary Envoy by T. Davis Bunn

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

Erica Langston’s comfortable home and loving family living near Washington, D. C., carry no outward hint of the sorrows and fears faced by her Acadian forebears, but she will soon discover that similar determination and fortitude will be required of her. When the British once again invade the nation’s capital and leave death and destruction in their wake, Erica is left to deal with the creditors circling around the crumbling family business. It seems her only recourse is to travel to England to collect on outstanding debts held in British banks. Arriving in London at the home of the United…(more)

Lady of Devices: A steampunk adventure novel by Shelley Adina

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

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwins son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claires talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a…(more)

The Midwifes Revolt by Jodi Daynard

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband’s life. Alone in a new town, Lizzie grieves privately but takes comfort in her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams. Soon, word spreads of Lizzie’s extraordinary midwifery and healing skills, and she begins to channel her grief into caring for those who need her. But when two traveling patriots are poisoned, Lizzie finds herself with far more complicated matters on her hands…(more)

Chosen by K.F. Breene

Genre(s): Fantasy

It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom which has been stolen. ~~ Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she’s been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn’t believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in…(more)

My Ex-Life: A Novel by Stephen McCauley

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

David Hedges’s life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their (parents’) choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. His solace is a Thai takeout joint that delivers 24/7. The last person he expects to hear from is Julie Fiske. It’s been decades since they’ve spoken, and he’s relieved to hear she’s recovered from her brief, misguided first marriage. To him. The Airbnb Julie is running out of her seaside house north of Boston is neither shabby…(more)

Deep Threat by Scott Pratt

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Jarvis Thompson, the most celebrated wide receiver in college football, vanishes along the Tennessee River in the middle of the night. The circumstances surrounding the receiver’s disappearance are ominous: drugs, cash, and his mentor’s brother lying in a pool of blood. It’s up to Jarvis’s mentor and soon-to-be agent Billy Beckett to investigate the mystery and find his beloved protg before the clock runs out. Was it a brazen kidnapping? A setup? Or did Jarvis get in too deep and run? In a frantic quest that takes Billy from the mountains of East Tennessee to the South Carolina…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, November 17, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, November 17, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. A bunch of freebees this week. Have a good one!

The Rivers Bane: A Bander Adventure by Randy Nargi

Genre(s): Fantasy

Retired Imperial investigator Bander has put two decades of city life behind him and now wanders the Empire of Harion as a drifter. All he wants is some peace and quiet. But when he takes a seldom-traveled trail through some of the roughest terrain in the Empire, he encounters conspiracy and murder in a remote mining village…(more)

Waiting for Summers Return by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Genre(s): Historical

All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near the graves of her family.Widower Peter Ollenburger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his young son. When he hears of a “learned woman” in town, he believes she is the answer to his prayers. He soon discovers, however, that helping this outsider may have…(more)

Shades of Pink by Gina LaManna

Genre(s): Mystery

One awkward billionaire. One failed psychic. A tale as old as time… Lola PinkHe schedules everything. And I mean everything. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I took this job. I thought it would be simple — pretend to be Mr. Dane Clark’s personal assistant, find the missing blueprints, and get out of the Clark Castle for good. But, somehow this socially awkward, tech-genius billionaire has wormed his way into my heart. And even if we survive this mess, I’m not sure I want to leave. Dane Clark How do I put this? She’s… pink…(more)

Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

In a distant future, Trevor “Lex” Alexander was shaping up to be the next great race pilot until a fixed race got him banned from the sport. Reduced to making freelance deliveries, he thinks his life cant get any worse. Thats when a package manages to get him mixed up with mobsters, a megacorp, and a mad scientist. Now his life depends on learning what their plans are, and how he can stop them…(more)

A French Girl in New York by Anna Adams

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Free

Maude Laurent is a spirited sixteen-year-old orphan who grew up in a small, provincial town in the North of France with a passion for piano and a beautiful voice.One day in Paris, she is discovered by an American music producer who takes her to New York to live with him and his close-knit family while producing her first album, with help from teen pop star, Matt. Maude will dive into a new fascinating world discovering New York City, music, family, love and the truth about her past…(more)

Nothing But Blue Skies by Christie Ridgway

Genre(s): Romance

Innkeeper Zoe Cash loves the life she shares with her beloved younger sister, welcoming guests to their hillside abode on Abrigo Island off the Southern California coast. She has everything she needs, even a hobby as a local — if not particularly successful — matchmaker. After weathering a personal storm, it looks like only sunny days ahead… until one wounded man arrives and threatens the perfect bubble she’s constructed around herself. He’s making her want, well, more.Astronaut Yeager Gates escapes to the island and the charming inn looking for nothing but a place to heal before getting back to his high…(more)

A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Free

You never know what you’re really made of until you lose everything. Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream — designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must maneuver incredible odds to save her family — and discover a life worth living. Author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers a story both poignant and emotionally gripping that celebrates the kind of fortune that lasts…(more)

The Passing of Each Perfect Moment: A Novel by Kenneth Preston

Genre(s): YA, Sci-fi

Nineteen-year-old Emily Diaz is lost, left to wander in a familiar landscape devoid of life. She is lost in a world in which her friends, her loved ones, the entire human race has moved into the future without her. Racing to catch up, she finds herself in a shocking new world, a futuristic world of incredible advancements. Medicine is extending human life, giving scientists reason to believe that immortality will one day be a reality. Famine and poverty have been eradicated. World peace has been achieved. Humanity is reaching deep into the cosmos. It is all so perfect…(more)

1929: Book One by M.L. Gardner

Genre(s): Historical

As Black Tuesday triggers financial despondency, three young couples in New York City must trade their lives of luxury for poverty, tragedy, and setbacks.When Jonathan Garretts brokerage firm collapses on the day of the Stock Market Crash, he unites with his closest friends (and former business partners), Aryl and Caleb, to relocate, track down a low-paying job, and cultivate a new life.As the three men toil in their laborious jobs, their wives, Ava, Arianna, and Claire, slowly adapt to life in a shabby, rundown apartment, learning to sew, cook, and clean. With the help of their former…(more)

Plotting for Murder by Tamra Baumann

Genre(s): Mystery

Sawyer Davis’ new life in picturesque Sunset Cove is crumbling around her as fast as the old Victorian house she lives in. She’s a chef whose matchmaking mother has left her a puppy, a bevy of single men to choose from, and a bookshop dedicated to whodunnits. Complete with a book club of amateur sleuths who live for death. When one of the members dies just after eating Sawyer’s amazing truffle mac and cheese, Sawyer is immersed in an even bigger soup pot of trouble. With her chef’s reputation on the line, and an uncle after her inheritance, Sawyer teams…(more)

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous’ The Au Pair would be it. National Bestseller! One of the most anticipated books of 2019 from Pop Sugar, Bustle, Cosmo, Parade, and Goodreads! Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle. Now…(more)

Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, November 10, 2019

Beloved by Corinne Michaels

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Not enough. Catherine Pope has never been enough. She repeatedly lets men in–only to be left broken.Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.Jackson makes her feel alive, desirable, and consumes her with a fierceness shes never known. But Jackson struggles with his own past. His training as a Navy SEAL never prepared him for the battle to win her heart. Hes different, honorable, and worth the chance–but he must prove it.If she gives him whats left of her heart–will he protect it? Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her … to finally be… (more)

An Untamed Land by Lauraine Snelling

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

She had promised herself that once they left the fjords of Norway, she would not look back. After three long years of scrimping and saving to buy tickets for their passage to America, Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund, along with their son, Thorliff, finally arrive at the docks of New York City. It was the promise of free land that fed their dream and lured them from their beloved home high above the fjords of Norway in 1880. Together with Roalds brother Carl and his family, they will build a good life in a new land that promises untold wealth and… (more)

Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee — and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas — has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with… (more)

Refuge Book 1 – Night of the Blood Sky by Jeremy Bishop

Genre(s): Horror

Rebecca Rule is the sheriff of Refuge, New Hampshire. Her biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. With most of the towns residents in neighboring Ashland, for the 4th of July fireworks show, Refuge is quiet. That is, until the Baptist Churchs bell starts ringing–on its own.The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the bell is just the beginning. The air shimmers. The night-time sky fills with a burning red aurora. The moon, previously a crescent, is… (more)

Nemesis: Book One by David Beers

Genre(s): Sci-fi

She’s coming and there’s nothing anyone anyone can do about it… For a group of high school seniors, the world seems primed for the taking. Michael, Thera, Bryan, and Julie look up to a wide open sky full of stars shining like their hopes and dreams for the future. Until one night at a party, they watch a star fall from the dark. Michael and his friends soon discover that a star didn’t reach Earth. Something born of another planet did, a being that calls herself Morena — chased from her home and searching for a new one to birth her… (more)

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

Genre(s): Historical

In Season Two of 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)

Kingston Court by Holly Kammier

Genre(s): Romance

What happens when you take middle-aged, stay-at-home moms, and throw them back into the workforce and dating? A modern twist between Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Kingston Court follows the love, lies, and friendships of two wealthy Southern California women.Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hangs her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret.But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a… (more)

Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A gripping novel about family secrets… and coming home for the first time. Still grieving the loss of her wandering, Free -spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she’s inherited — one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she’s never even met. At the heart of this mystery is the hope that maybe — just maybe — this “Winter Cottage” will answer the endless questions about her mother’s past… including the identity of her birth father. Rather than the quaint Virginian bungalow Lucy expected, Winter Cottage… (more)

The Eighth Sister: A Thriller by Robert Dugoni

Genre(s): Thriller

A pulse-pounding thriller of espionage, spy games, and treachery by the New York Times bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series. Former CIA case officer Charles Jenkins is a man at a crossroads: in his early sixties, he has a family, a new baby on the way, and a security consulting business on the brink of bankruptcy. Then his former bureau chief shows up at his house with a risky new assignment: travel undercover to Moscow and locate a Russian agent believed to be killing members of a clandestine US spy cell known as the seven sisters. Desperate for… (more)

The Secret of the Stones: A Sean Wyatt Archaeological Thriller by Ernest Dempsey

Genre(s): Thriller, Free

They tried to kill him to cover up an ancient secret. Now Sean Wyatt is plunged head first into a race against time to save his best friend and the lives of billions.

A four thousand year old mystery lurks in the hills of Georgia. While investigating a strange series of ancient symbols, an archaeologist vanishes, and a professor he entrusted with the secret is murdered.

Former government agent, Sean Wyatt, learns of his friend’s disappearance and the murder. Now he must unravel the clues to the ancient mystery that holds incredible power.

To save his friend, Sean will have…… (more)