Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 22 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, June 22. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

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

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

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

A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

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

Red Hourglass: A Romance Thriller by Scarlet Risque

Genre(s): Thriller, Romance

A powerful, mysterious woman finds a starving homeless girl in a New York subway. She renames the girl Janet and takes her under her wing. Within a few short years, Janet’s transformation is complete. She’s a beautiful young assassin in the White Queen’s covert force. Her code name is Red Hourglass. Janet’s first deep cover assignment is to infiltrate Wilmar Enterprises as Scarlet Walters. She’s hired as the secretary to Wilmar’s Chief Security Officer, Conan Casey. Her mission is to stop Wilmar’s upcoming expansion. Scarlet soon learns that her boss is heir to the billion dollar Wilmar organization, putting him… (more)

Island of Hope by D.L. Thomas

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

There existed an island of crystalline sand, palm trees, exotic birds, and beautiful flowers. It was an island of solitude and repose, of escape. It was his island, his alone, enduring only in the abyss of Delvin’s mind. She was Glory. Beautiful, sweet, dead Glory. Their lives intertwined–her death, his innocence–linked by the hands of a cold-blooded murderer. But somehow she lived, on the invisible island, in the mind of a complete stranger, and the magic of this island enabled her to teach Delvin about the persistence of hope in a hopeless world. It was on this… (more)

Playing Along by Rory Samantha Green

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, YA

Then: George Bryce was an awkward, English schoolboy fantasizing about being in a band. Now: George is frontman of Thesis, an overnight indie scene sensation. Intense, creative and self-deprecating, his childhood dreams have all been fulfilled … so why does George still feel so lost? Then: Lexi Jacobs was a confident Californian high school cheerleader, planning her future marriage and a meaningful career. Now: Lexi is searching for substance in a life full of mishaps. Cautious, bemused and rapidly losing the control she used to rely on, none of her teenage dreams have delivered and she’s left wondering, ”What next… (more)

The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover

Genre(s): Thriller, Paranormal

Daniel Byrne is an investigator for the Vatican’s secretive Office of the Devil’s Advocate–the department that scrutinizes miracle claims. Over ten years and 721 cases, not one miracle he tested has proved true. But case #722 is different; Daniel’s estranged uncle, a crooked TV evangelist, has started speaking in tongues–and accurately predicting the future. Daniel knows Reverend Tim Trinity is a con man. Could Trinity also be something more? The evangelist himself is baffled by his newfound power–and the violent reaction it provokes. After years of scams, he suddenly has the ability to predict everything from natural… (more)

Frost by Kate Avery Ellison

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead–and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone.After monsters kill her parents, Lia must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest–a young stranger named Gabe–Lia… (more)

The Teriyaki Samurai by Dennis Yates

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Quirky and hilarious, The Teriyaki Samurai is the new quintessential novel of America as seen through the eyes of a disgraced chef forced to take a cross-country trip with a pair of washed-up Sumo wrestlers. As the three misfits travel the country by van, their journey soon opens them up to new found self-knowledge, experience and friendship. A love letter to America and its variety of cultures and landscapes as seen from the highway, The Teriyaki Samurai delivers an unforgettable ride… (more)

The Color of Destiny by Julianne MacLean

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Eighteen years ago a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington’s life forever. Faced with many difficult decisions, she chose to follow her heart and embrace an uncertain future with the father of her baby and her devoted first love.At the same time, in another part of the world, sixteen-year-old Ryan Hamilton makes his own share of mistakes, but learns important lessons along the way. Twenty years later, Kate’s and Ryan’s paths cross in a way they could never expect, which makes them question the possibility of destiny. Even when all seems hopeless, could it be that everything happens… (more)

Happy Hour by Michele Scott

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Every woman has that group of friends in her life – her “go to girls” The friends that she can turn to who “get it.” The ones who are there for you no matter what. The ones who laugh with you and cry with you. The ones that will always be there. These are the women of Napa Valley.Jamie is the editor-in-chief of Wine Lover’s Magazine, a single mother and caretaker to her senile mother-in-law – a woman who thinks her daily caregiver is Dean Martin. Jamie is still recovering, financially and emotionally from the death of… (more)

A Day at the Office by Matt Dunn

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

For most people, Valentine’s Day means flowers, chocolates, and candlelit dinners. But for five of Seek Software’s employees, it’s shaping up to be as much fun as a trip to the dentist.Long-term singleton Sophie has a crush on colleague Nathan but worries he doesn’t even know her name. And is there really any point in her sending a card to the man who organises the annual office Anti-Valentine’s party? Overweight, insecure, and still living with his mum, Calum’s desperate for a girlfriend. He’s recently met the woman of his dreams online but his exaggerated profile might mean… (more)

The Baby Trap by Sibel Hodge

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

When Gina turns thirty-three her body clock unexpectedly begins clanging in her ear with annoying persistence. The only problem is, having a baby isn’t as easy as she thought. Whether she’s feng shui-ing the house to death with fertility symbols, throwing out her husband’s tight boxers in favour of baggies, swapping wine and chocolate for green tea and yams, popping fertility drugs like M&M’s, or having sex so precision-timed it makes international warfare manoeuvres look unorganized, her life is turned upside down. And when nothing seems to be working, her quest for the B-word turns… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #17, an engaging NA romance:
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose

Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 15 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, June 15. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Mr Mortimer by Neil Bastian

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

When Samantha and Frank, a fortysomething, happily-married couple, open their door one night to their old neighbour, Daniel Mortimer, they little suspect how his visit will change their lives forever.Reporting the death of his wife, their childless caller has no-one else to turn to in his loss.Sam, good-natured and practical, offers to help, and at first her interest is one of neighbourly concern. But her relationship with Daniel soon deepens, and Sam is forced to make a decision which could destroy her marriage forever… (more)

Red Moon by Elizabeth Kelly

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance

Many years have passed since the Great War that destroyed over three quarters of the world’s population. Now, humans and supernaturals alike have learned how to survive in the new world. For Avery Hendrin, the eldest daughter of the man who brought light back to the world, life has taken a turn for the worse. Sold into slavery after her father’s death, Avery’s only concern is keeping her younger sister safe. Branded as a witch and rejected by her own kind because of her red hair, Avery resigns herself to a life in the slave house until a chance meeting… (more)

Our Little Secrets by Merry Farmer

Genre(s): Romance, Western

Michael West swore he would never fall in love again. So when the beautiful and wily Charlotte steps off the train looking for a new life he jumps at the business opportunity she presents. Engaged forty-five minutes after meeting, married the next day, Michael thinks he’s found everything a respectable man should have. Except that Michael is as far from respectable as they come. They agreed not to ask questions about each other’s pasts, but when the past seeps into their present Michael suspects his passionate new wife is not who she says she is. Too bad he’s already… (more)

Becoming Human by Eliza Green

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Earth is overcrowded and polluted. A new planet has been located. One species wants to colonize the new world. Another species stands in their way. A terrifying secret will change everything… (more)

Cinema Lumiere by Hattie Holden Edmonds

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

What if someone had secretly made a film of your life? Hannah Bailey has resigned herself to a dead-end job, she’s sealed her heart against love and her catastrophic thinking is out of control. In fact, she’s hard pushed to find a single reason for her existence until the day she stumbles across a tiny one-seated cinema and its mysterious French owner Victor Lever… Cinema Lumire doesn’t screen Hollywood blockbusters or even low budget arthouse indies. Instead it shows people films of their lives. But how does Victor create such unique biopics and why is he so determined… (more)

Rivulet: . by Jamie Magee

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

In life he haunted her… in death she haunted him. Love is eternal…Weeks away from her twenty-first birthday, the date where she would assume control over her family legacy, a night terror robs Indie of the balance she was clinging to. Like the dream she had before she lost her family, it predicts a fatal catastrophe on the horizon. The fight between life and death, good and evil, began the moment her thundering heart awoke her.Everything changed after that dream. The one thing that keeps her curse at bay is stolen, and then her enigmatic boy arrives… (more)

Letters to Zell by Camille Griep

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy

Everything is going according to story for CeCi (Cinderella), Bianca (Snow White), and Rory (Sleeping Beauty) — until the day that Zell (Rapunzel) decides to leave Grimmland and pursue her life. Now, Zell’s best friends are left to wonder whether their own passions are worth risking their predetermined “happily ever afters,” regardless of the consequences. CeCi wonders whether she should become a professional chef, sharp-tongued and quick-witted Bianca wants to escape an engagement to her platonic friend, and Rory will do anything to make her boorish husband love her. But as Bianca’s wedding approaches, can they escape their fates… (more)

Waking Maya by Warren Goldie

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

When 22-year-old Maya Burke digs up an old journal written by her long-lost father, what she finds is a plan for a spiritual journey — created specifically for her. As she explores its teachings, she is catapulted onto a mind-bending, cross-country adventure on the trail of his legacy, and swept up into a world of psychic visions, energy vortexes, synchronicities, government spying programs, and a spiritual underground that has revived an ancient meditation practice that can literally change the world. Waking Maya is a thrilling, wisdom-packed quest to understand the deepest principles of our reality… (more)

Tackling the Imago by Anyer Feanix

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

What does a typical twenty-year old do when wooed by an older university teacher? Surrender or flee? Gina vomits out of stress, writes crude poetry, and stops talking to Daniel because of deeply-rooted inhibitions. But she also submits indecent essays which expose her talent and weaknesses to him; she is the perfect target–lonely, ambitious, and chronically shy.Gina sits in the last row, observing how Daniel subjects himself to her peers’ ridicule as he tries to win her affections. She bites her nails, writes this diary, and hides a multitude of secrets, including a lifelong family conflict… (more)

Run Away by Alex Johnson

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Julie’s been haunted by the memories of her failed marriage for far too long. Devastated when Lisa, her teenage daughter, sets off on a Gap Year trip, Julie realises she really is on her own. She buries herself in her work as a beauty journalist and tries not to worry about the lack of news from her daughter. Then, out of the blue she receives an invitation to go on a press trip to a perfumery school in Paris. There, she meets and falls in love with the suave, sexy Olivier and they begin a tentative cross-Channel relationship. But… (more)

A Handful of Pebbles by Sara Alexi

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A Handful of Pebbles follows Sarah who travels to the village in Greece for the wedding of her youngest son. But Sarah’s own marriage is strained, and now that her children have grown up and left home she finds herself questioning her role of wife and mother. Meeting up with her best friend Michelle, who is also over for the wedding, and whom she has not seen for years adds a further dimension, and why does Sarah feel so unsettled in the presence of Nicolaos, the shepherd who she seems to keep bumping into… (more)

Permanence: A Love and Death Story by Vincent Zandri

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Thriller

Mary Kismet is a woman who is holding onto a deep dark secret too painful and startling to reveal. Now, having isolated herself from the world, she attempts to break away from her demons by immersing herself, body and soul, into a passionate and erotic love affair with her psychiatrist… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #16, a suspenseful espionage thriller:
The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe

Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 8 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, June 8. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

The Rowan Tree by Robert W. Fuller

Genre(s): Historical

As Arthurian myth sowed the seeds of democracy, The Rowan Tree foretells an international culture of dignity. Anchored by a pair of interlocking love stories, this unflinching novel of ideas brim swith passionate quests, revelatory failures, and inextinguishable hope.The Rowan Tree is an inspirational tour de force that reaches from the rebellious American ’60s into humanity’s global future. Soul-searching treks around the world intersect with campus revolution, basketball, math, ballet, and a destined rise to the White House. Love runs ahead of politics and lights the way for nations to follow… (more)

Midnight Delight by Cadence Denton

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Call me Contessa. Forget my name, you couldn’t pronounce it. I’m a professional chef — actually, I’m the LeBron James of chefs. Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay even Julia Childs have all been my students, and that’s just a few. I’ve probably forgotten more about the culinary arts than any chef alive has learned. I was in the thick of things when today’s conventional culinary techniques were first being developed. You ever used the three basic steps in dicing an onion? Prego. That was me. Ever heard of clarified butter? Bingo. Me again. How can that be? I was born in Genoa… (more)

After The Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us.When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family… they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them–with the rest of the world–but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending… (more)

Cliffhanger by Amy Saunders

Genre(s): Mystery

Making her grand re-entry into Portside, Rhode Island, Belinda Kittridge expected fun, sun, and sugar cookies.Instead, she gets one jilted lover braced for round two, an old rival on the hunt, and the murder of a former classmate and friend. Even worse, Belinda must return to the events surrounding a tragic sailing accident to set things right.But new possibilities emerge in the form of security expert Bennett Tate. Between her connections and his know-how, they’re bound to catch the killer – and kick the skeletons out of the closet for good… (more)

A Touch of Fae by J.M. Madden

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Violet Nichols has led a sheltered life in her quiet little Kentucky town, but when two men walk into her shop and blow her mind with their sensuality, she’s taken off guard. They strike her as being a little otherworldly, especially the big one with auburn hair, but they’re gone before she can learn more about them.Rory fights against Violet’s draw, but even five hundred miles away her spirit tugs at him and he knows the attraction will only grow. Alessandro, his longtime partner, understands that his Fae needs have to be met, but Rory refuses to choose between… (more)

The Silence of the Stones by Rebecca Bryn

Genre(s): Mystery

Mystery, murder, suspense, with psychological depths, heartbreaking undertones and romantic overtones. Twists and turns will keep you guessing to the end. Alana is a struggling artist and sculptor, scarred by her parents’ relationship and a lost love but determined to grab life by the throat, whatever the cost. Opportunity beckons when she is left a cottage in a West Wales’ village by an aunt she didn’t know existed, but strange runes painted on her door and carved onto ancient stones in a stone circle, hint at a dark undercurrent of tragedy and intrigue and she is caught up in the… (more)

Queen of Hearts: A Sin City Collectors book by Kristen Painter

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Welcome to Las Vegas, home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don’t ask any questions.Feline shifter Claudette Marchon traded life as a showgirl to become a Sin City Collector, giving up the glamour to earn some serious cash in order to buy her own business. Mission accomplished, she now runs a pawn shop specializing in gems and jewelry.Life is good until a Collection job requiring her specific skill set lures her back in. The Queen of Hearts, a museum-worthy ruby and diamond necklace has… (more)

Dourado: A Dane Maddock Adventure by David Wood

Genre(s): Thriller

A sunken treasure. An ancient Biblical artifact. A mystery as old as humankind. On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land. One of these lost relics holds the key to an ancient mystery. But someone does not want this treasure to come to light. When her father is murdered while searching for the Dourado, Kaylin Maxwell hires treasure hunter and former Navy Seal Dane Maddock and his partner Uriah “Bones” Bonebrake, to locate the Dourado, and recover a lost Biblical artifact, the truth behind… (more)

The Quaker Cafe by Brenda Bevan Remmes

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Religious

When Liz Hoole, a free-spirited liberal from the Midwest, marries into a conservative Quaker family, she knows that raising children in compliance with Quaker values will be challenging. Twenty-five years later, she still feels like she’s falling short of expectations. Fortunately, her faith and her friends in the small, rural North Carolina town of Cedar Branch keep her strong.After her best friend’s politically powerful father dies, Liz stumbles upon secrets from the past that threaten to unravel the current harmony in Cedar Branch, a town with a history of racial tension. As she researches more and eavesdrops… (more)

The Rake and The Recluse: A Tale of Two Brothers by Jenn LeBlanc

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

Great Britain, 1880 A woman out of time. A man stifled by propriety. A nemesis determined to take her away. A brother to the rescue. The Duke of Roxleigh is running the track, training his new set of Friesians when a woman runs from the forest directly into his path, nearly killing her. He takes her back to his home to care for her… but there’s something not quite right and though he wishes to be done with the entire situation, he just can’t keep her from his thoughts… Francine Larrabee was on a path bound for certain glory, until… (more)

When Girlfriends Step Up by Savannah Page

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Robin Sinclair is young, determined, and has a promising career at a small publishing house in Seattle. Even though she considers herself unlucky in love, Robin still dreams of eventually meeting Mr. Right and having a happily-ever-after kind of life. And at twenty-five, the world of opportunity is wide. But it’s been a difficult year filled with trials–and it’s only just begun.While long-time friendships are finally on the mend, and things are starting to look up again, Robin is faced with her biggest challenge yet. She’s single and pregnant.Uncertain now of her future… (more)

Rumors of Savages by Carrie Regan

Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

It seemed the perfect stunt to save the ailing Adventure Channel. When a famed anthropologist disappears in the middle of a formidable African jungle while searching for a legendary–and reportedly bloodthirsty–“lost tribe,” fading star Max Carrington and his bumbling television crew swiftly set off to find him. Their goal: bring him back, alive or dead, documenting every moment along the way for a blockbuster television event. Back home, their dramatic live video dispatches from the middle of the jungle swiftly become the media sensation of the moment. But when members of the crew start disappearing as well, they… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #16, a suspenseful espionage thriller:
The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe

Handpicked Kindle Books for Jun 1 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy June, Shelfbuzzers! Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, June 1. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

The Carlswick Affair by SL Beaumont

Genre(s): Mystery, YA

Who do you trust when everyone around you has secrets? Stephanie Cooper’s fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, in Carlswick village sets off an unforeseen chain of events. A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart, but however great the danger, Stephanie knows that she must uncover the secrets that lie beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor… (more)

Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell

Genre(s): Mystery

Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door. When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie’s Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting… (more)

Malevolent by E.H. Reinhard

Genre(s): Mystery

Tampa Homicide Lieutenant Carl Kane has a tough job. His day to day consists of decomposing dead bodies and removing murderers from the general public. But, when two women’s bodies are found under similar circumstances, it quickly turns into more than your average case. The killer is clearly looking to make a name for himself, and his plans for these women go far beyond death.When the media runs with the story, the killer’s moment in the spotlight arrives.It’s up to Lieutenant Kane to bring the man the press has dubbed the ‘Psycho Surgeon’ to justice. Yet, being the… (more)

Away by B.A. Wolfe

Genre(s): Romance, YA

What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost? Cassandra Pierce had her whole “perfect” life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton. Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him… (more)

Unforeseen: by Nick Pirog

Genre(s): Mystery

Retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott is reluctant to read the best selling book Eight in October, a true-crime thriller based on a string of murders occurring throughout October of the past year. After all, it was his case, and he doesn’t need to be reminded of the gruesome details. The book dubbed the serial killer, Tristen Grayer, The MAINEiac. Grayer is allegedly dead, but only Prescott knows the truth, Grayer is alive and lurking in the shadows. On October 1st, the anniversary of the first murder, Tristen resurfaces, killing someone special from Prescott’s past. Suddenly, it’s deja vu for… (more)

The Night of Knives by Jon Evans

Genre(s): Thriller

Veronica Kelly came to Africa to start her life over. Still reeling from her divorce, she is grateful when a handsome stranger invites her to join a tour to visit gorillas in Uganda’s wild Impenetrable Forest. A trip that goes desperately wrong when their group is captured by brutal gunmen.Then one tourist is executed.And then another.This is no random kidnapping: their abduction is only the first move in a deadly strategic game. A game in which Veronica’s ex-husband is somehow involved.Now she must embark on a wild journey across Africa, to unveil a malignant conspiracy… (more)

Lost Highlander by Cassidy Cayman

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Grad student and cocktail waitress Evelyn Merkholtz has plenty to deal with. Too much to deal with. So, when her runaway best friend calls with a mysterious and urgent request to join her in Scotland, she is secretly more than happy to drop everything and oblige.She’s faced with an ancient curse, an adorably hunky villager, and a super hot (but possibly murderous), Highland warrior from the 18th century – and realizes that getting burned at the stake is a really bad way to get out of writing her thesis… (more)

Come What May by Kevin Lee Swaim

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

Until he met vampire hunter Jack Harlan, Sam Fisher lived a quiet, peaceful life. Now that dark creatures have murdered his wife and kidnapped his daughter, Sam must learn everything he can from his new mentor to find his little girl before it’s too late… (more)

Butterface by Gwen Hayes

Genre(s): Romance, YA

When love isn’t lucky…or pretty.The scars on Beth’s face aren’t nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside. She was born with hemifacial microsomia and was supposed to feel “lucky” that she wasn’t as disfigured as some people.One boy, Lucky O’Leary, starts to find the cracks in her hard shell and finds himself falling for her. Only Lucky has a secret–he needs to bring Beth to a “dog dinner” or lose his spot on the team. She can’t find out that the guy who brings the ugliest date wins a prize… (more)

Missy the Werecat by P. G. Allison

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, YA

When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret. There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha. She’s a girl with fantastic abilities growing up and learning to do great things in today’s world, amongst humans. She only has her instincts… (more)

Just Run by Chris Culver

Genre(s): Thriller

After a childhood living from a suitcase in the back of a minivan, mathematician Renee Carter wanted little out of her adult life: a decent job and a permanent home of her own. After years of work, it’s finally happened. She has her happy ending. At least until she and a colleague discover something in a dataset they weren’t supposed to find. One simple finding, one insight no one else saw, shatters her world.Ruthless men kill her colleague. They take from her everything she’s ever wanted. To regain her life, Renee will have to learn how to fight back… (more)

The Way by Mary Twomey

Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

In a world not divided by race, creed or color, but by blood type, Blue Anders finds herself on the wrong end of fortune’s mercy. Born with a lesser blood type, Blue is raised in The Way, a work camp for A-bloods… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #16, a suspenseful espionage thriller:
The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe

Handpicked Kindle Books for May 25 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, May 25. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Final Hours by Cate Dean

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

One man’s death will change the future.Only two people can save him – if they have the courage to trust each other.Elizabeth Barritt fought hard to put her childhood behind her. Now she has the chance to move forward, to reach out for a new future.And she does – straight into Jackson Kane’s path. He is a time traveler, from the future, and on the hunt for a rogue agent.When Kane is injured protecting Elizabeth, she makes a decision that will change her life. She takes him home.Once Kane is healed, he goes after the agent. But… (more)

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

Genre(s): Mystery, Contemporary Fiction

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect. Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty… (more)

The Gorge: A Thriller by Scott Nicholson

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror

An experimental rafting expedition, an FBI manhunt for a delusional killer, and the worst storm in decades collide in the remote mountain wilderness… and then THEY come out. THE GORGE. Bowie Whitlock and a team of celebrity athletes are commissioned to test two experimental rafts in the rugged Unegama Gorge in the remote Appalachian Mountains, considered the most dangerous whitewater rapids in the eastern United States. FBI agent Jim Castle and his partner are in the gorge looking for Ace Goodall, a deranged abortion clinic bomber. Ace, accompanied by a fragile young woman, is suffering visions that guide his murderous… (more)

Gamers Con by Dave Bakers

Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

Zak Steepleman: Not your average teenage gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth. Only one thing stands in his way: His games console.Gamers Con, for Zak, paradise. This year, he has a real shot at the Grand Tournament Trophy. He aims for the top. If only he tries his best. If only he can stay alive… (more)

Tempt: A Twisted Wolf Tale by Rene Folsom

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Deep in the Shrouded Wood, on her way to her granny’s cottage, Rosetta is ambushed by an unseen force. Soon after, she finds herself plagued by strange dreams–visions of a large wolf and a seductive woman beckoning her.Not knowing what to do with these dreams and the odd changes happening to her body in the waking world, Rosetta sets out to confront whatever lies in the Shrouded Wood, determined to discover the temptations within. But what she finds is beyond anything she ever could’ve imagined… or hoped for.Get ready to dive into Rosetta’s world and enjoy a… (more)

After the Cure by Deirdre Gould

Genre(s): Horror

Eight years ago the December Plague swept through the human population of earth. The Infected were driven mad by the disease, becoming violent and cannibalistic, killing even those closest to them without hesitation.Six years ago, the tiny surviving community of Immune humans found a cure, and the Infected began to wake up and realize what they’d done. And what had been done to them.Over time, society began to rebuild itself. Now it is ready to judge those responsible for the Plague. Nella Rider, the court psychologist and Frank Courtlen a defense attorney are trying to establish the truth… (more)

Lessons In Being A Flapper by Angela Smith

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Autumn Hayes has always loved the Roaring Twenties when women danced the Charleston and wore gorgeous dresses with fringe. Though she was born in the 1980’s, Autumn has always felt an affinity for her grandmother’s generation. After suffering through a tragic event and moving to San Francisco, Autumn finds herself meeting an elderly woman named Marisol who changes her perspective on life, love and everything in between by teaching her how to be a real Flapper. Will Autumn find the 1920’s to be all she expected or will she end up realizing that life is only what you… (more)

The Ghost Next Door by Ginny Baird

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

When single mom Elizabeth Jennings gets sent to a new town to revamp its weekly paper, she resists. Her daughter Claire is just fifteen, and has recently started high school. But Elizabeth’s boss insists, so the two pack up and move to the tiny Virginia town, which isn’t even on most maps. Their luck goes from bad to worse when they discover the house Elizabeth rented online cozies up to an abandoned house. When creepy things start occurring next door, Elizabeth’s glad to have the small-town sheriff in their corner. Nathan Thorpe is not just a stand-up guy… (more)

Talisman by S E Akers

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

They say a diamond is a girl’s best friend… but sometimes, it’s her destiny.When strangers sweep in to save Shiloh Wallace’s rural West Virginia town, she soon realizes her humdrum “human” life will never be the same. The unnerving telepathic event rocks the suspicious high school senior with questions that leaves her desperately seeking the truth. With freak occurrences mounting at every turn, Shiloh finds herself barreling down an unimaginable path that ultimately leads to her destiny. She is a Talisman, an elemental supernatural being who can wield powers drawn from ancient stones that grant her abilities beyond her… (more)

The Lake by AnnaLisa Grant

Genre(s): Romance, YA

At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt.The last five years of Layla’s life were spent appeasing her less-than-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather’s caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one cared for and loved.Life takes an unexpected turn when Layla… (more)

FEARLESS: The King Series, Book One by Tawdra Kandle

Genre(s): Paranormal, YA

Every gift has consequences. . .Tasmyn Vaughn didn’t expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But King is a town founded by magic and steeped in mystery, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear others’ thoughts is the least of her worries.There’s Ms. Lacusta, the science teacher who just might be teaching more than chemistry, and then there’s Nell Massler, the ultimate mean girl whose extracurricular activities include blood rituals. And she wants Tasmyn’s blood next.Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic… (more)

It Began With Burlesque: A Romantic Comedy/Mystery by T. A. Dufficy

Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

What’s the best way of making friends when you’re new to an area? ”There’s always zumba,” thinks Carrie. And so she enrolls in the village dance class where she meets Odette. But it’s not long before their manic teacher, Zandra Zumba, has them gasping for breath. Fearing imminent collapse the new friends wonder what they could try instead. The answer appears in a poster at the local pub for a new burlesque class. ”Release Your Inner Goddess” it announces. Little Hatten has never seen anything so risque. Carrie can’t wait to try on the nipple tassels but Odette isn’t quite… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #15, a contemporary romance by one of our favorite authors:
The Unraveling of Us by ML Gardner