Handpicked Kindle Books for Feb 1 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – February 1, 2018

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


Out of the Storm : A Novella by Jody Hedlund

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Religious, Free

Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known–and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down.Bestselling author Jody Hedlund’s Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces readers to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history, and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan… (more)


Witch for Hire by N. E. Conneely

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

Most witches don’t work for police departments, but Michelle isn’t your average witch. She’s clanless, looking for a warlock who isn’t offended by her lack of family connections, and in danger of losing her job if she can’t find the escaped trolls before they start eating the local residents.Trolls, angry police, and misbehaving spells are the least of her problems. Statues attacking homeowners might be problematic for your average witch, but to Michelle it’s another day at the office. Her real concern is the wizard suddenly interested in dating her and an old elf set on pestering her. When… (more)


For Nothing by Nicholas Denmon

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Undercover cop Alex Vaughn goes deeper than ever into the organized crime family of Buffalo, NY. Motivated by justice and revenge, he seeks out the assassin that laid his friend Jack low. Professional killer Rafael Rontego traverses the deadly politics of Buffalo’s mafia underbelly. In a city whose winter can be just as deadly as those wielding power, Rontego tries to stay ahead of the game. Their two worlds collide in this epic thriller that takes the reader on a search for self, justice, and truth… (more)


Taming Alex by Jill Sanders

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Alexis has always been the wild child in the family. Now that she’s engaged to the town’s bad boy, Travis, she finally thinks she’s heading in the right direction. Then life throws a tall, dark, and good man her way and causes her whole world to shake. Grant’s back in town. Helping his father with his legal practice had never been in his plan, but after trying to live in the city and decided it wasn’t for him, he wants nothing more than to settle down back in his hometown. He even buys a small farm to prove to himself… (more)


Killing the Kordovas by Kathryn Lively

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Words come easily to writer Danni Hewitt. If only success did the same. The news of America’s latest reality sweetheart inking a major book deal sends Danni spiraling into depression, to the point where the idea of soothing her jealousy with a murderous rampage appeals to her.Of course, this requires getting close enough to Krystal Kordova and her family to draw blood, something Danni achieves when she manages to land a job as Krystal’s ghostwriter.Is the pen deadlier than the sword? Stick with Danni and find out… (more)


The Specimen: A Novel of Horror by Pete Kahle

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Horror

From a crater lake on an island off the coast of Bronze Age Estonia… To a crippled Viking warrior’s conquest of England… To the bloody temple of an Aztec god of death and resurrection… Their presence has shaped our world.They are the RIDERS.One month ago, an urban explorer was drawn to an abandoned asylum in the mountains of northern Massachusetts. There he discovered a large specimen jar, containing something organic, unnatural and possibly alive.Now, he and a group of unsuspecting individuals have discovered one of history’s most horrific secrets. Whether they want to or not, they are… (more)


Worth Lying For by Lisa Cheney

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Contemporary Fiction

Mary Minke knows she should be grateful: a mostly happy marriage, mostly grown kids and a mostly steady paycheck. But at forty, she finds herself fantasizing about sprawling Tuscan villas and fitting into ‘juniors department’ fashions. Instead, another twenty years in a two-bedroom ranch, sale-rack slacks and a receptionist job at Idid-a-Rod Auto Garage seem to be her destiny. Until…Mary stumbles on a bag of cash in the car of two-bit drug dealer Jimmy Adler… and steals it. Confiding in best friend, Caryn, she vows to make good by playing Robin Hood in the… (more)


Jackalope Hunting by David Hancock

Shelfbuzz Score: 7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Merak Snyder ran away from home with only a loyal, but old, car and his camera. Jackalope Hunting chronicles his trip from Chicago to Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado as he tries to learn about himself and his family’s past. Merak’s story, a classic story of self-discovery, examines Merak’s life — and the life of the people he meets — through Merak’s compassionate, but even-handed voice… (more)


MoonFall by A.G. Wyatt

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

It’s been twenty years since the world came to an end.The day Earth’s moon exploded, the dark of night took on a whole new meaning and existence became a matter of who could survive in the new world.Noah Brennan has been surviving alone, with only his six-shooter as a companion. And that’s the way he likes it. But when he encounters a militaristic, cult-like society hell-bent on restoring civilization, he’s forced to choose between his freedom and finding answers that could change his life and the world… (more)


The Hunting Tree by Ike Hamill

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Horror, Paranormal, Free

For thousands of years a supernatural killer has slept in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. An amateur ghost hunter has just woken him up. Now that he stalks the night once more, he’s traveling east. Although the monster’s actions are pure evil, he may be the only thing that can save humanity from extinction… (more)


If My Heart Could See You by Sherry Ewing

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

When you’re enemies, does love have a fighting chance? For Amiria of Berwyck, defeat does not come easily as she watches her home and clan being ripped asunder. When the very enemy who has laid siege to her home demands her fealty, she will do whatever it takes to protect her people including a hastily concocted ruse that quickly begins to unravel. All too soon, she starts to question whether she can forgive herself for betraying those she has sworn to protect. Dristan of Blackmore, champion knight of King Henry II, has a reputation to uphold as the Devil’s Dragon… (more)


Into the Dark by Jason Halstead

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.4 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Aden Garrett is fresh out of security academy and looking for a little excitement. A little more than walking security at local space station bars and a little less than the job that got him kicked out of the academy. Meshelle and Janna are Vagnosian sisters that run a small transport and special operations ship, and they’re looking to replace a fallen crew member. Chance brings them together and puts them work for one of the mysterious Kesari merchants who’s looking for some expendable assets for a special job. It’s a perfect match, except the crew of the Uma, Janna’s… (more)


Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 31 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 31, 2018

Happy Wednesday, 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!


Of Windmills and War by Diane Moody

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. After a series of unexpected events over the next couple of years, Danny found himself in the co-pilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England. Anya… (more)


Death’s Servant: Adult Urban Fantasy by C.J. Ellisson

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

From USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author, C. J. Ellisson:Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He’s running scared… (more)


Breaking Away by Toni Aleo

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

To Nashville Assassins’ leading scoring center Phillip Anderson, playing hockey has always been easy… as natural as breathing. His life is no different. That’s until his world is turned upside down by the death of his sister. While mourning his loss, Phillip has to find a way to make his very angry sixteen-year-old niece, Claire, happy. Now, as her guardian, he discovers the only thing that seems to heal her lonely heart is dance class. But what he didn’t count on was the attraction he’d feel towards her drop-dead sexy dance teacher. For Reese Allen, dancing has… (more)


Saving Grace by Katie Graykowski

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Grace Kelley isn’t blonde, demure, and she definitely isn’t a princess. At the moment, fifteen dollars and a single peppermint stand between her and starvation. When she meets a teenaged girl in trouble, Grace’s life takes a turn for the better. She goes from a homeless singer to a nanny in no time flat.Professionally, Chord Robbins has the world at his feet. As the coach of the Super Bowl winning NFL team, The Austin Lone Stars, there is nothing he can’t do. But his home life is hell. He has three kids, no discipline, and his wife left him… (more)


A Greater World: A woman’s journey by Clare Flynn

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

She crossed the world to marry a stranger but fell in love with someone else. A woman’s journey When Elizabeth Morton’s father wants her to travel to the other side of the world to marry a stranger, she thinks he’s gone mad. This is 1920 and a woman has rights – she’s not going to be subject to an arranged marriage. But she’s reckoned without the brother-in-law she’s always despised, who shatters her comfortable world, leaving her no choice but to sail to Australia. When Michael Winterbourne, a lead miner wakes up with a hangover after his engagement celebrations… (more)


Almost in Love by Kylie Gilmore

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Successful entrepreneur Barry Furnukle is ready to take things to the next level with the pink-haired neighbor he adores. But when his attempt to woo her with the world’s most “awesome” date (birding and fro-yo) lands him in the friend zone, he wonders if a guy like him ever had a chance.On advice from his ladies’ man brother, Barry returns to his acting roots for a little confidence rehab. Suddenly he’s got more female attention than he knows what to do with. But will his new found popularity make him happy? Or will he finally release his… (more)


SEVEN WAKINGS by S.K. McCauley

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

After Emma James– a widowed mother and child protection agent– is murdered to cover up a kidnapping ring, she reincarnates to solve the crimes.With SEVEN WAKINGS, Emma finds herself as: a homeless African American man, a sex-crazed lady of means, a morbidly obese Caucasian woman, a dashing lawyer with a hidden agenda, an innocent girl in shackles, a ruthless double-life cop, and an aging billionaire with a lifetime of secrets.But, challenging incarnations are nothing compared tonavigating the dark world of crooked cops, pedophile cults, and murderous plots– with only the help of her best friend, two… (more)


Unbroken by Melody Grace

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane… ” Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Beachwood Bay–and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now. Four years… (more)


Southern Spirits by Angie Fox

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal, Free

From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox, the first book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteriesOne simple mistake… For a girl who is about to lose her family home,Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster,And opens Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world. When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick — she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man… (more)


The Woman on the Painted Horse by Angela Christina Archer

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Alexandra Monroe is a slave smuggler, smuggling slaves north where they can live as free people. Her crime is sedition and her punishment, if caught, is death. The daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Montgomery, Alexandra lives a life not by her own accord, but a life she willingly accepts for her secret quest to save the lives of slaves. One afternoon, Alexandra comes face-to-face with handsome William Graysden. Although forbidden for his Creek Indian heritage, he captivates her. They fascinate one another, and ultimately find in each other a bond they don’t wish to ignore… (more)


Hidden by Megg Jensen

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy

Control the dragons. Rule the realm. The mystery enshrouding Hutton’s Bridge is as impenetrable as the fog that descended at its borders eighty years ago. Each year, three villagers enter the mist searching for answers. No one ever returns. Then a dragon falls from the sky to the town square, dead — the first glimpse of an outside world that has become nothing more than a fairy tale to Hutton’s Bridge. Except to Tressa. Tressa grew up with Granna’s stories of the days before the fog fell. When Granna dies, leaving Tressa without any family, Tressa ventures into the fog herself… (more)


Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 30 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 30, 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!


Marking Time by April White

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Free

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything… a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals… (more)


Star Soldiers by Andre Norton

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Andre Norton-Grand Mistress of science fiction-presents a grand tapestry of the far-flung interstellar future, in which the first starships from Earth have burst out into the universe . . . only to run straight into the restraining grasp of the stagnant alien federation known as Central Control.Only as interstellar mercenaries can humans go to the stars; the aliens who already dominate the galaxy allow no other recourse. But when Swordsman Third Class Kana Karr and his comrades-in-arms are betrayed and abandoned on a hostile world by their alien masters, the warriors from Earth begin a desperate but… (more)


Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Ginny McKensie’s life is spiraling out of control. Finished with college, she should have been planning her wedding. After all, Ginny and Josh were made for each other — everyone said so. Except the love of her life didn’t agree. Now Ginny is back in her hometown, unwillingly single, and stuck in a dead-end job. When she discovers she’s pregnant, Ginny is convinced her life is ending. Instead of planning a future with Josh, she’s learning the truth about morning sickness, juggling bills, and seeing just how far designer jeans can stretch.Her life-plan never included dating again, or… (more)


Not Over You: by Amanda Torrey

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

She’s running from a painful past. Can he catch her and help her heal? Savannah Grace left her hometown after the traumatic death of her young brother ten years ago. Fresh out of high school, she trudged through life under a shroud of guilt and shame. She couldn’t face her family after what she did, and she knew she didn’t deserve happiness.Quentin Elliott became a paramedic so he could save people. He hadn’t been able to help his high school girlfriend’s brother, but he vowed to prevent as many tragedies as possible. He managed to build a life without… (more)


An Invitation to Scandal: Book 1 by Kelly Boyce

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Free

Three gentleman friends are forced into marriages in recompense for their past sins and scandals. One must marry for redemption, the other for money, and the last for honor.Nicholas Sheridan, Viscount Roxton, is as wicked as they come, but when his sinful actions result in the death of one of his peers, guilt forces him to change his scandalous ways and seek redemption through marriage to a proper lady.Miss Abigail Laytham is a lady on a mission, determined to see the man responsible for her beloved uncle’s death pay. But revenge has its price, and with scandal courting… (more)


Agent Hill by James Hunt

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

The GSF is a covert spy agency that has a presence all over the world. They operate beyond the scope of governments, corporations and politics. They’re the good guys who make sure the bad guys don’t blow anything up. Agent Sarah Hill is the best field agent the GSF has ever seen, and while she may have a few reprimands *cough* 43 *cough* there isn’t anyone her boss, Mack Farr, trusts more to get the job done. So when one of Mack’s oldest friends is murdered, she’s sent to investigate which leads her down the rabbit hole of bigger problems… (more)


Karma by Nikki Sex

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Sometimes love has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with karma… Marcy Paget worked full-time putting her husband through University. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger, leaving Marcy to raise their four year old daughter on her own. Even though Marcy knows she is better off alone than with a cheating husband who doesn’t love her, she is still struggling to make ends meet. When an ethical dilemma presents itself she makes a choice – never realizing the incredible karmic chain of events that will… (more)


Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s–and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find… (more)


Burned Too Hot: A Thriller by Ann Voss Peterson

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

A SERIAL ARSONISTSomeone is setting fire to the town of Lake Loyal, Wisconsin, one building at a time. And Police Chief Valerie Ryker, and her former love, Assistant Fire Chief David Lund, have a hunch who’s behind it.A SPECTER FROM THE PASTSerial Killer Dixon Hess almost destroyed Val’s life, along with everyone close to her. He’s vowed revenge. But how can his influence of evil still be spreading when he’s safely locked up in the county jail? AN INNOCENT CHILDThe link is a kidnapped toddler. Hess’s son. And some people will stop at nothing to see… (more)


With This Curse: A Novel of Victorian Romantic Suspense by Amanda DeWees

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Can a curse strike twice in a woman’s life? In 1854, teenaged chambermaid Clara Crofton was dismissed from Gravesend Hall for having fallen in love with Richard Blackwood, the younger son of the house. Alone in the world, Clara found a tenuous position as a seamstress, but she always blamed the Gravesend curse for the disaster that had befallen her–and for Richard’s death soon after in the Crimean War.A proposal… Now, more than eighteen years later, Richard’s twin brother, Atticus, seeks out Clara with a strange proposal: if she will marry him and live with him as his… (more)


Pulling Home: That Second Chance, Book 1 by Mary Campisi

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance. Pulling Home is Book One of That Second Chance Series. It is also the prequel to Mary’s bestselling family saga, A Family Affair: The Promise, Truth in Lies, Book Seven. She’ll risk anything to save her child… even the truth. It’s taken nine… (more)


Green Eyes in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery by A.R. Winters

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

When cupcake-loving croupier and private investigator Tiffany Black witnesses a handsome, green-eyed man making a getaway after an art heist, she finds her normally chaotic life becoming even more complicated.Tiffany flits between her two new cases: investigating the missing Van Gogh, and the murder of a Hollywood starlet with a secret life. When her investigation takes an intriguing turn and a man with mesmerizing green eyes comes into her life, Tiffany starts to wonder if this man might be the missing link between both crimes…When her octogenarian friend Glenn starts dating a very inappropriate woman, and… (more)


Southern Peach Pie and A Dead Guy by A. Gardner

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

From debut author A. Gardner comes a deliciously dangerous new series…After an injury derails Poppy Peters’ ballet career, she gathers the courage to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and attend Calle Pastry Academy in a small-town Georgia. Poppy has her work cut out for her not only fitting in with her charming (and not-so-charming ) Southern classmates but also proving her worth to her teachers after her first publicly humiliating attempt a making the school’s famous peach pie. But Poppy’s pastry problems go from bad to worse when she’s suddenly accused of stealing expensive black truffles, and… (more)


Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 29 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 29, 2018

Happy Monday, 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!


Snowbound by Blake Crouch

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is–Will’s wife, Devlin’s mother–because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled.Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family.When one night, a beautiful, hard-edged FBI agent appears on their doorstep, they fear… (more)


Dead Light District by Jill Edmondson

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

As open minded as she is, private investigator Sasha Jackson feels out of place when her latest case plunges her into the world of commercial sex. A classy madame has hired Sasha to find a missing Mexican hooker, which seems easy enough at first.Sasha figures out why the hooker ran away but has no idea where she is running to. Besides, how fast can anyone run in stiletto heels? It isn’t until the next body turns up that Sasha realizes why the hooker must choose between fight and flight, and why the choice is so difficult.Sasha tests her… (more)


Flood Rising by Jeremy Robinson

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

In a minute, everything changes.Fifteen year old Jenna Flood’s discovery of a bomb–ticking down from sixty seconds–is the first in a series of explosive revelations that destroy her understanding of the world and her place in it.Jenna believes she is an ordinary teenager, busy with schoolwork and helping her father run a Key West charter boat. But when a team of killers show up, intent on erasing her from existence, she learns the unbelievable truth: she is not who she thinks she is. When strange abilities manifest, growing in strength, she’s not even what she thinks… (more)


Five Shots Left by Ben Bridges

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western

When you’ve only got five shots left, you have to make each one count. Like the outlaw whose quest for revenge didn’t quite go according to plan. Or the cowboy who ended up using a most unusual weapon to defeat his Cheyenne enemy. Then there was the storekeeper who has to face his worst fear; the down-at-heel sheepherder who had to set past hatreds aside when a bunch of renegade Comanches went on the warpath; and the elderly couple who struggled to keep a secret that threatened to tear them apart… (more)


Silo 49: Going Dark by Ann Christy

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Set in Hugh Howey’s world of WOOL. Part One of the Silo 49 Series.Silo 49 has never had it easy and things have just gotten a whole lot worse. Graham, the head of IT, has done many unsavory things in his life but everyone has a line they won’t cross. He just found his. With only his best friend, Wallis and a dying electrician, Grace, to stand by him, he is left with one clear and final choice. Does he do what is right or what the rules say he should? It is a race against time for the… (more)


A Heat Of The Moment Thing by Maggie Le Page

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Becky Jordan has had it with relationships. From now on her time and dedication won’t be lavished on her latest Mr. Wrong — or, worse, Mr. Hell-No! — just the dream travel job which has unexpectedly leapt into her lap. Finally, life is looking great. Unfortunately, not as great as her sizzling-hot, take-charge new boss. Matt Frobisher is everything she doesn’t want him to be, but if anyone thinks she’ll risk her career on a workplace fling they can think again. No amount of Superman behaviour from him will make her roll over and play Lois. At least, that’s… (more)


Here to Stay by Kristine Raymond

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western, Romance, Free

Sam Mackenzie rode into the town of Hidden Springs looking for a place to belong. He takes a job at Ryan’s Ranch and is immediately attracted to the ranch’s pretty, female, owner.Kate Ryan is a woman determined to make it on her own. Chafing at the thought of having to hire help, she nonetheless falls for the handsome stranger who answers her ad.When they meet, sparks fly and they are drawn to each other. But life in 1867 Arizona Territory isn’t easy. When a secret from Kate’s past comes to light, they are each faced with the challenge… (more)


Secrets of Midnight by Miriam Minger

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Free

If Lord Donovan Trent had his way, he would spend his days carelessly wooing the women of London society. Instead, he found himself banished to the English countryside of Cornwall, forced by the decrees of his father’s will to run his family’s tin mines and find a country bride. The last thing the handsome lord needed was a local lass sticking her nose into his affairs, but that seemed to be exactly what the parson’s daughter Corisande Easton had in mind… (more)


How To Break A Cowboy by Daire St. Denis

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Meet Tessa Savage. With no fixed address, Tessa travels the world for business and…in search of pleasure. From the Rocky Mountains to the Greek Islands, there’s no place Tessa won’t explore and very few sexual positions she won’t try.At the end of the day, Tessa believes that love is love, no matter who you are, where you live and what your tastes… (more)


Seek and Hide: A Novel by Amanda G. Stevens

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Religious

Six years ago, the government took control of the church. Only re-translated Bibles are legal, and a specialized agency called the Constabulary enforces this and other regulations. Marcus Brenner, a new Christian, will do anything to protect his church family from imprisonment–including risk his own freedom to gain the trust of a government agent.Aubrey Weston recanted her faith when the Constabulary threatened her baby. Now released, she just wants to provide for her son and avoid government notice. But she’s targeted again, and this time, her baby is taken into custody. If only she’d never denied Him… (more)


Brightside by Mark Tullius

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Welcome to Brightside. Make Yourself Comfortable… You Won’t Be LeavingThey call us Thought Thieves, but it’s not like we have a choice. All the sick twisted things rolling around in people’s heads, we can’t help but hear. That’s why they rounded us up, stuck us in this little town. It’s to make you feel safe. But they can’t keep us here forever. It’s Day 100 and it’s all gonna end. One way or another, I’m getting out of Brightside… (more)


Surrender by Melody Anne

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Rafe Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He’s looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she’s looking for redemption.They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his… (more)


Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder by Julie Wetzel

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal, Free

Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area… (more)


Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 29 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 29, 2018

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


Rusty Nail – A Thriller by J.A. Konrath

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she’s up to her Armani in murder.Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait — each was involved in one of Jack’s previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she’s ever known.During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization… (more)


Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

When twenty-nine-year-old Lola Watson unexpectedly inherits a rambling house in the suburbs, she thinks it just may be the cherry on a banner year. After all, she’s happily single, with fabulous friends and her dream job working at a popular magazine. Life is perfect — until her new neighbors make her their new “project,” a heartbroken high school friend crashes indefinitely at her house, and her younger sister announces she’s getting married… on Lola’s thirtieth birthday. Suddenly Lola’s not so keen on her newfound domestic bliss. But when she meets handsome, mysterious Ryan Moriarty, Lola dares to hope… (more)


Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

An Early Science Fiction Novel that is still Educational and Enjoyable “Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows — only hard with luminous edges — and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. ” ? Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Flatland by Edwin A. Abbot is a curious work of science and mathematical fiction… (more)


The World Beneath by Rebecca Cantrell

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is the New York City underground. This subterranean labyrinth inhales three million bustling commuters every day. And every day, it breathes them all out again… except for one.Software millionaire Joe Tesla is set to ring the bell on Wall Street the morning his company goes public. On what should be the brightest day in his life, he is instead struck with severe agoraphobia. The sudden dread of the outside is so debilitating, he can’t leave… (more)


Connected by the Sea by E. L. Todd

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Coen Marshall is the bad boy with tattoos that every girl wants but can’t have. His reputation as a player is well known to everyone at the university, but that doesn’t sway anyone. His intelligence and looks are irresistible. And his abilities in the bedroom are sought after. Every girl hopes they can be the one to change him.But no one really knows Coen–Sydney is a good girl who does everything by the book. School, work, and her friends are the most important things to her. And after having her heart broken by a cheater, she’s not interested… (more)


Sexy in Stilettos by Nana Malone

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

What’s worse than having to watch your sister marry your ex fiance? How about when that fiance fires you from the family business? Hyper-organized, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux is used to doing things by the book and never making waves. It’s a strategy that’s served her well until she finds herself in failure alley with no fianc, no job and her thirtieth birthday looming. Maybe it’s time to change her methods. Starting with an unlikely date to the wedding from hell.The only thing that can tie carefree, playboy, Alec Danthers down is his formidable step mother. When she… (more)


Unauthorized Affair by Lisa Ladew

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

When Jen Mansko finds her soon-to-be fianc in bed with another woman, she decides to make a new life for herself. She finds herself in a new city with a new job as a cop, something she never could have imagined in her former life. After landing her dream job, she now finds two men vying for her attention. One a cop, the other a criminal. She has to make a choice, before all choices are ripped from her… (more)


The Rain by Joseph Turkot

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

There are a lot of stories about how the rain started. The thing that always comes to mind first isn’t the how though, it’s the how much. Russell still does the math too: 15, 5,400, and 8,550. 15 inches a day, 5,400 a year, and 8,550 feet since the start. We have no idea if it’s accurate. But it’s important to think about it, he says, because it reminds us to keep moving. I’m Tanner. Russell plucked me from the rain when I was two. Fourteen years ago we left Philadelphia. As the water rose, we moved west, hoping the… (more)


Silent Waters by Jan Coffey

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

A nuclear submarine cuts silently through the waters of the North Atlantic, commandeered by two-dozen armed terrorists.The target: New York City.Fighting for their lives aboard the hijacked submarine, Commander Darius McCann and Ship Superintendent Amy Russell have only one hope for survival. With the lives of millions at stake, they must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse where capture would mean certain death.On land, two NCIS investigators are working feverishly to learn the details of the hijacking in time to stop the attack. As mass hysteria paralyzes New York City, they uncover a trail… (more)


Sins of the Father by Robert J. Thomas

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western

In Sins of the Father, Jess hunts down his father, Eddie Sloan. After two years he finally has him in his sights when a desperate call for help comes from Marshall Frank Reedy.Jess answers the call for help and he heads for Timber Texas and straight into a bloody range war between two cattle barons.Rance Madden and his hired guns have no idea of the trouble heading their way. Jess arrives and Madden’s men start dying one by one and he begins to feel the grip of death at his throat–and Jess is slowly tightening the noose… (more)


Death of the Detective by Mark Smith

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

A killer calling himself The Deathmaker is on the loose, pursued by Arnold Magnuson, a grief-stricken detective on the verge of a mental breakdown. Magnuson’s dogged investigation to find the killer, and himself, takes him deep into urban Chicago, laying bare the corrupt city and its seething soul in all its macabre, heartbreaking, and violent complexity… (more)


Tales Of Hope and Time by Ian Anderson

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

After frantic effort, Professor John Elliott discovers how to look into the future. He is desperate to save the life of his wife Fleur, who is dying of cancer. He hides in a medical school library overnight where he can record the computer screens of future readers as they research cancer topics. He learns that he will deliver a public lecture in the future in which he will announce stunning details of cancer prevention and cure. Can he watch his future self and did he save his wife… (more)


Astral by Eric Kasten

Shelfbuzz Score: 5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

When Thomas Wolfe’s ship, the Astral, is sunk off the coast of Spain, he is thrust into an unpredictable world of military espionage. After rescue, he falls in love with a fisherman’s daughter, Maria. A crazy Nazi, El Gato Malo, takes his life and Maria must raise their son alone. After a tragic plane disaster in New York City, Maria tells her son about his father. Once he learns where El Gato Malo may be hiding, will he be able to carry out his long-planned revenge for his father’s murder… (more)