Handpicked Kindle Books for May 18 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Hello Shelfbuzzers. Yesterday we had a minor technical glitch and our normal Western/Historical Wednesday picks disappeared in a Black Hole somewhere in the far northwest corner of the Internet. So today we’ve added a few more historical picks to our usual Grab Bag Thursday. Enjoy!


My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he’s raised by a promiscuous mother who can’t stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, he escapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-eyed Heather, and when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she’s been carrying, Malcolm decides to help her. And, this… (more)


Flowers in the Snow by Danielle Stewart







Genre(s): Historical

If you step across the threshold of Betty Grafton’s house, you can be sure of two things: she’ll feed you until you’re ready to bust and she’ll love you before you even realize you’re worthy of it. She’s spent her life building a family that finally feels complete.But as sad news forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life, she decides to share the story with those she loves. Revealing the hard truth about growing up in the South during the 1960’s is difficult but necessary. She tells the tale of how an unlikely friendship shaped… (more)


Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blair







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Lady Patience Kendall crossed the sea to marry, but her intended died before she arrived. Penniless and stranded, she found only one way to get home: Bring rich American Misses to England to find them titled husbands. At the ship, she realized their mothers expected each to wed the Marquess of Andover. She’dseek an introduction. On the journey, Captain Grant St. Benedict was anything but friendly. Just because her girls caused a few mishaps? Grant had never met a woman more irritating, or more desirable, than the Lady Patience Kendall. But however dangerous his interest, he couldn’t resist teaching the… (more)


The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner







Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

London, 1816Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey’s search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. He deals with his own disorientation transitioning from a soldier’s life to the civilian world at the same time, redefining his role with his former commanding officer making new friends–from the top of society to the street girls of… (more)


Sea of Secrets: A Novel of Victorian Romantic Suspense by Amanda DeWees







Genre(s): Historical, Thriller, Romance

Can she save him from the darkness in his soul–or will it destroy them both? After her brother is killed in the Crimean War, innocent young Oriel Pembroke finds herself alone in the world. Disowned by the cruel father who has always despised her, she has nowhere to turn until she is taken under the wing of a glamorous relative she never knew: the former Duchess of Ellsworth, who has scandalized society by remarrying soon after her first husband’s death. At the opulent seaside estate of Ellsmere, Oriel thinks she has found a safe haven–but the darkly handsome… (more)


Loving From Afar by Mona Ingram







Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Allison Ransome loses everything; everything except her love for Cole Slater, the young man she planned to marry after graduation.Gutted by Allison’s perceived treachery, Cole moves on with his life. Ten years later, he returns home, telling himself he will avoid the woman who broke his heart.But nothing goes as planned. Can Allison and Cole forget the past and come to terms with the events that tore them apart… (more)


The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury







Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Mystery

Intrigue, suspicion, and rivalry among the royal princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain, king of north Wales…The year is 1143 and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an allied king. But when the groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives–Gareth, a knight, and Gwen, the daughter of the court bard–with bringing the killer to justice.And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands… (more)


Winter’s Bite: A Clean Historical Mystery by Hannah Parry







Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Fifteen year old Isabella Rockwell’s bones ache with homesickness. But home is eight thousand miles away in northern India, and Isabella is imprisoned in the bitter winter of nineteenth century London. Sent to England after her father goes missing in a violent battle, Isabella runs away from a life of drudgery and hardship. Rescued from death by a gang of street urchins, Isabella finds the shelter and love she so desperately craves. As an accomplished trickster, she starts to save for her passage home with the money she makes from swindling the rich. After a moment of heroism which surprises… (more)


Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his nineteen-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip–and the bonds that develop between them–would prove, driving… (more)


HUSBAND TRAINING SCHOOL by Ruth Harris







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Tougher than Harvard, more demanding than MIT, Husband Training School is the last hope of desperate wives who love their husbands but… Will Trailer is a super-achiever on the baseball diamond but at home? Not so much, according to Jessie Lynn Wessell, his gorgeous movie star wife.Efficiency expert Howard Hopkins has just retired. Edna Hopkins married him for better and for worse — but not for 24-hours-a-day.Gordo Canholme would procrastinate breathing if he could, but will he ever get the new baby’s room ready? Not without Husband Training School, according to tech executive Sissie Canholme… (more)


A DANCE CALLED AFRICA by Isabella Bleszynski







Genre(s): Historical

1798. ZululandThreatened by a group of thugs, a 10-year old boy appeals to his ancestors for help. The response is immediate – and terrifying. Years later, after publicly defying the powerful father who forced his family into exile – again the heavens respond.Coincidence, natural phenomena… or something else? One person, however, shows no fear- either of the storm or its apparent instigator. Langani, the four-year old who likes to dance, meets the rebellious youth, Shaka ka Senzangakhona.During the trial of a notorious witch, they meet again. Shaka is now a powerful warrior king and creator of the… (more)


Flying Lessons: It’s never too late to change … by H. Lovelyn Bettison







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Henry and his daughter, Chandra, are stuck. Haunted by the past, they sleepwalk through life until unexpected relationships shake up their perceptions of reality. Henry’s new friendship with a neighbor blurs the boundaries between the living and the dead, and Chandra starts to see possibilities she’s never noticed before… (more)


Laced In Lies: A Shelby Nichols Adventure by Colleen Helme







Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Meet Shelby Nichols, mind reader extraordinaire. A typical day in the life of Shelby Nichols involves cheating husbands, solving the hardest cases for the police, and working for a big time mob-boss, all because of her little secret that she can read minds. It can get complicated, especially considering she has a husband and two kids. Ramos, Uncle Joey’s hit-man, is reluctant to involve Shelby when an acquaintance from his past comes into town. Uncle Joey has a favor to ask Shelby which involves heading to New York City and meeting his estranged relatives. Then there’s Dimples, a… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #14, a standalone romance:
Silent Love by Casey Clipper
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Handpicked Kindle Books for May 11 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, May 11. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper







Genre(s): Fantasy, YA

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters–until she becomes one.When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to… (more)


Vampire in Denial by Dale Mayer







Genre(s): Paranormal, YA

Blood doesn’t just make her who she is…it also makes her what she is.Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn’t hard enough, Tessa’s throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can’t get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the…blood.Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle–high school, peer pressure and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He’s smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa’s dream of a having the perfect boyfriend… (more)


Holding On by Rachael Brownell







Genre(s): Romance, YA

For five years Becca has been struggling to hide her feelings for her best friend, Brad. Now she finally has a chance to move on. She’s in a new city, she’s attending a new school, and she’s met the first guy besides Brad who’s held her attention in a long time. Not only is Ethan attractive, he’s an amazing tennis player, and he might just be Becca’s match on and off the courts.Brad has loved Becca for as long as he can remember. Now that Becca’s family has moved two thousand miles away, Brad may finally be ready to… (more)


Sweetness by Lindsay Paige







Genre(s): Romance, YA

Emily wished she was invisible. But after moving to a new town with her dad, a charming boy makes it impossible for her to disappear. Despite her feelings of unworthiness, Emily soon finds herself drawn to the safety of Jake’s world.Good looking and the star of the hockey team, Jake has a lot going for him. What most people don’t see is the difficult life he has at home. When quiet Emily steals his heart, Jake vows to help her discover she is worthy of love.Just when the two of them realize the sweetness of their relationship, they… (more)


My Besties: The Come Up by Asia Hill







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Born and raised on the violent streets of Chicago, Jaziya and her three besties, Tiki, ReRe, and Dirty E are all determined to do three things; finish school, get money, and live comfortably. Jaziya and her crew aren’t your average hood rats that wanna date and marry a D-Boy. Adapting to some of the bad habits from the streets, plus some help from an unknown source, they get money their own way… The ski-mask way! Robbing drug dealers is like taking candy from a baby. They are always in and out with no problem. That was until they… (more)


Shadowed Promise: From riots in Bombay to the riches of Beverly Hills… by Sunanda J. Chatterjee







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Moyna’s cousin panted at the doorway, heavy with child. “Who did this to you? ” her father shouted. And Moyna knew that somehow she would be blamed for this unspeakable shame on the family. Her aunt blamed her for all the tragedies, from the death of Moyna’s own parents to the riots in Bombay. But, as her cousin lay dying of stab wounds, Moyna promised to protect the baby. In a panic, eighteen-year-old Moyna made a hasty decision that would return to haunt her years later. Bullied as a child, Sameer wants to make the world a safer place… (more)


When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child–wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat–is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy–but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him.Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again–this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has… (more)


A HORSE CALLED SEPTEMBER by Anne Digby







Genre(s): Historical, YA

The moving story of a passionate friendship between two girls growing up together on an isolated Devon farm in the 1970s, the break-up of that friendship — and the horse that changed their lives forever. Now available as an ebook for the first time, Anne Digby’s debut novel is a childhood favourite both with English-speaking readers and with readers of various editions in translation. Other Straw Hat ebook titles for lovers of classic horse stories include Anne Digby’s THE QUICKSILVER HORSE and Alan Davidson’s QUEEN RIDER… (more)


One-Night Stan’s by Greg Sisco







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Welcome to Scud City — The Worst Town in AmericaScud is the kind of cesspool that’s heaven if you want good drugs, dirty sex, and a nightly brush with death, and hell if you want anything else. And of all the decaying brothels and meth-spas in the city of dead dreams, One-Night Stan’s is the last place any distinguished human would set foot, the kind of sleazy strip club where the floors are linoleum, the air is cigarette smoke, and the night isn’t over till somebody’s a corpse.Over the course of one excruciatingly long night, two college… (more)


Breath to Breath by Carrie Maloney







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Veterinarian Anna Dunlop can recite all 230 bones in a cat’s body. She can listen to a dog’s chest and know instantly how to save its life. What she can’t seem to do is work her way through her own personal pain.Sadness over her husband’s death hasn’t lessened with time, as the world promised it would. In fact, every year her grief burrows in more deeply, making good days seem dull, and upsetting days almost unbearable.So when someone tries to do away with a litter of puppies, her world unravels.She saves the pups and adopts them out… (more)


I’m With You by Taylor Dean







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Religious

Can three little words irrevocably change your life? When the doctors inform Chloe Brennan that her pregnancy is “incompatible with life,” her subsequent choices will change her path forever.She becomes one of the quiet, unsung heroes of this world, incredibly strong, yet somehow wrongly looked upon as damaged.Three people will pierce Chloe’s existence: her husband, a stranger, and a precious baby.One will say goodbye, one will say hello, and one will say both at the same time… (more)


Bird of Passage by Catherine Czerkawska







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

In present day Scotland, India travels back to the small island where she was born in an attempt to unravel the tragic love story that has coloured her whole life.She finds more than she bargained for.’He took a long time to come to the door. She had to hammer on the oak with her fists. And then he wrenched it open, staring down at her and blinking in the light. He had never run to fat but she had always thought of him as very fit and muscular. Now his clothes hung off him and his thinness made… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #13, an inventive supernatural thriller:
Fear the Light by William Massa
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Handpicked Kindle Books for May 4 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, May 4. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


In Between by Jenny B. Jones







Genre(s): Romance, YA

Can we overcome our past? Katie Parker is about to get a new life–whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head… and heart. When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name… (more)


Jenny Pox by JL Bryan







Genre(s): Paranormal, YA

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the “Jenny pox.” She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.Then she meets the one boy she can touch, and her life begins to change. Jenny feels herself falling for him, but first Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront her new enemy, a girl who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all… (more)


The Cure by Stephanie Erickson







Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

One life will make the difference.” Macey Holsinger has heard that promise for as long as she can remember. But it hasn’t saved anyone yet, not even her little brother. Little is known about the disease, except that it’s a rapid and absolute killer. Countless lives have been claimed in the last hundred years, and government scientists are working hard to stop the spread through human experimentation. Testing has killed nearly as many people as the disease and, to Macey at least, it seems like they’re no closer to a cure. At sixteen, conformity to the government’s idea of “sacrifice… (more)


The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen







Genre(s): YA

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now? She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league. Also, he’s taken.Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall… (more)


Love Me Anyway by JL Redington







Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

There is a serial killer loose in America’s National Parks. Greyson Beauchene, Head Ranger of Alaska’s Denali National Park is certain he will never have to deal with that because his park is too ‘out of the way.’ However, Ranger Beauchene soon finds out he is dead wrong.Greyson and his two assistants are flown by helicopter into a remote section of the park where hikers have found a casket, one of the biggest indicators the serial killer has found Denali. Greyson’s team is joined by one incredibly irritating and extremely demanding FBI Profiler and her two Agents. Very good… (more)


Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras







Genre(s): Romance

He was my older brother’s best friend. He was never supposed to be mine. I thought we would get it out of our system and move on. One of us did. One of us left.Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me. He broke my heart last time. This time he’ll obliterate it… (more)


Marrow by Tarryn Fisher







Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

In the Bone there is a house. In the house there is a girl. In the girl there is a darkness. Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her. What… (more)


A Spirited Tail by Leighann Dobbs







Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

Middle-aged bookstore owner Willa Chance is looking forward to the opportunity of appraising a valuable private library that hasn’t seen the light of day for fifty years… until she finds a dead body in the backyard and the ghost of the home’s previous owner anxiously waiting for her inside.Hampered by the persistent ghost who insists on keeping secrets from her, Willa navigates a sea of confusing clues as she struggles to uncover the connection between the recent murder and two murders fifty years ago.Is the answer contained in the secret she found in the library? Or the… (more)


The Candle Star by Michelle Isenhoff







Genre(s): Historical, YA

Runaways hidden in the barn, slave catchers housed in the hotel, and Emily squeezed between two very different loyalties. After a tantrum, Emily Preston is shipped from her plantation home to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There she meets Malachi, son of freed slaves, who challenges many ideas she grew up believing. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is only yards away, lodged in the hotel… (more)


Broken Wings by Mara Jacobs







Genre(s): Thriller

I could tell you my name, but then I’d have to kill you. Forced to live in seclusion, my only contact with the outside world is with my online chat buddies. I give out different screen names with every person except with one: Confessor. To him, and only him, my name is Blackbird. He is my soul mate. At least online.I make a living buying and selling used computers. Usually I can just ignore the stuff that’s left on the machine by the previous owner, but the desktop picture on my newest acquisition stops me cold. It’s the face… (more)


Wormwood by Micah Ackerman







Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

For Nate Wilder, anxiety is nothing new. Regularly suffering from panic attacks triggered by news reports of world catastrophes, he can barely handle his everyday life even when rationally, the events should not affect him. Nate becomes a prepper to help him cope with the anxiety, stocking a makeshift shelter.So when nuclear disaster actually strikes home, Nate must employ truly heroic courage or fold to his fears. But in the aftermath of the bombs, it quickly becomes apparent that surviving the attack is just the beginning–there is far worse yet to come… (more)


Romeo and Juliet: A Vampire and Werewolf Love Story by H.T. Night







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

The year is 2099, and New York City, now renamed Verona, has been turned upside down. Three sides have risen up and two of them are immortals. The vampires are led by the House of Capulet, and Juliet’s father is in charge of his clan. The werewolves are led by Lord Montague of the House of Montague, Romeo’s father. Lastly, there are warlocks and witches who roam the city, using magic as a last resort to protect their mortality.The two star-crossed lovers from opposing families find one another and fall hopelessly in love. Romeo and Juliet find a… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #13, an inventive supernatural thriller:
Fear the Light by William Massa
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Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 27 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, April 27. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


What She Really Wants by Barbara Delinsky







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Is it really the thought that counts? Sarah Markham loves her husband Tom. They’ve been married for eighteen happy years, but on some level, she worries that he doesn’t see her as she really is. And nowhere is this more evident than in his gift giving. It’s not for any lack of love–Tom adores Sarah and spends lavishly–but he never quite surprises her with the perfect something. Enough. This year, when their anniversary rolls around, Sarah tells him, “I want you to think and to look at me and to see who I really am and what I… (more)


The Shop on Main: Comfort Crossing Book One by Kay Correll







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Sometimes, doing the right thing backfires–Bella Amaud is desperate when she learns her business and the home she lives in with her two boys is about to be whisked out from under her. As she scrambles to maintain her fragile financial security and independence, she fears she may lose more than just The Shop on Main and her home.Nothing is working out like Bella planned–she finds out the man she is falling for, Owen Campbell, is the businessman at the center of all her problems.Owen has secretly longed to belong–somewhere–anywhere–his whole life. When he decides to… (more)


Getting In the Spirit: a Sapphire Falls novella by Erin Nicholas







Genre(s): Romance

At least one good thing has come from Levi Spencer’s car accident– it seems to have knocked some sense into him. He’s ready to leave his wild Vegas playboy ways behind and become a new man. And he knows just the place to do it… his brother Joe’s new hometown. He’s never spent time in a place described as quaint or idyllic, and now he intends to revel in every charming, sweet thing he can find. Like the homegrown country girl his brother sets him up with for the Christmas formal. Kate Leggot wants just one great Christmas. After a… (more)


The Key by Jennifer Anne Davis







Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

His father’s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he’s falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect? An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past… All she wants is to be free. What she doesn’t realize is that freedom comes with a price she can’t afford to pay. She’s forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone… (more)


The Second Bat Guano War: a Hardboiled Spy Thriller by J.M. Porup







Genre(s): Thriller

Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace ”Horse” Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Lima, Peru. Oh, and doing the odd favor for the CIA.When his Agency contact, Pitt Watters, goes missing, Horse’s desperate efforts to find his only friend lead him to a Buddhist ashram on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There Horse uncovers his friend’s involvement with a group of Gaia-worshipping terrorists who want to kill off the human ”disease” infecting the earth.Can Horse find his friend in time? And when he does–will… (more)


Annie’s 1st Break by Willee Amsden







Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Look out New York City! Ms. Rayanne “Annie” McCauley from little old Mesa View, Texas has set her sights on being a high fashion model. Despite her humble beginnings in the Mesa View Mobile Home Park, hot tempered Annie thinks she can make it all the way to the cover of Women’s Wear Daily (as long as she follows her own rules).She may also snag the heart of sexy Tomi Di Ponti, the CEO of Di Ponti Cosmetics and Fashions, but not without a lot of trouble from her arch rival, Brittany Carstairs, another alumnus of the trailer park… (more)


Trapt: A Twisted Wolf Tale by Rene Folsom







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Mardi Gras is coming, and no one is more excited than Jolie–The Big Easy’s resident good witch. Amidst the festivities, darkness creeps under the blissful veil of love she is entangled with. Her twin sister, the evil witch Melanie, is out to destroy Jolie before her powers can usurp her own, willing to stop at nothing to do so. Jolie, aided by Asher and his seven-man wolf pack, are set to keep New Orleans safe from Melanie’s sorcery, or die trying.Enjoy the story of Jolie and Asher, a modern-day retelling of the classic tale Snow White… (more)


Artful Dodger by Nageeba Davis







Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

Take one funny, wise-cracking artist, one gorgeous, sexy detective, throw in a grisly murder, a little amateur sleuthing, and you have the makings of a wild, romantic, misadventure.Art teacher and sculptor, Maggie Kean, thought she was having a rotten day–burning her toast, stubbing her toe, all before eight in the morning. Things just couldn’t get any worse. At least, not until she discovers her neighbor’s dead body in her front yard. And it didn’t stop there. Before she can claim her innocence, Maggie becomes the prime suspect in the investigation. Now all she has to do is… (more)


Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus







Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Years ago he ended things between them to protect her–As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice–he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything–until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she… (more)


The Mine by John A. Heldt







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

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds… (more)


The Scarecrow: A Supernatural Thriller by Scott Nicholson







Genre(s): Horror

When Katy Logan moves her troubled teen daughter Jett to the Appalachian community of Solom, she envisions a peaceful rural lifestyle on her new husband’s farm.But there’s more to Solom than she ever imagined. Gordon Smith’s first wife Rebecca died under mysterious circumstances, and Katy believes her spirit is still in the house. Gordon’s great-grandfather was a horseback preacher who vanished while on a mission one wintry night, and local lore holds that he returns from time to time seeking vengeance. And Gordon teases Katy and Jett with a story about a wicked scarecrow that comes in from… (more)


Into the Darkness by Kira Adams







Genre(s): Horror, Romance

It was supposed to be a way to end the devastation in the Middle East, but instead a darkness is unleashed unlike anything the world has ever seen before.Ike Glass is well versed in chaos, but even he is unprepared for what the world will become after the outbreak. Ace Cullen has been loyal to his country ever since he was brought to the states as a young boy, but it’s difficult to stand by a country that can’t even take responsibility for their own actions. Phoenix Blue just wants a night of mindless sex– is that too much… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #12, an urban fantasy:
Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel
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Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 20 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, April 20. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


The Accident at 13th and Jefferson by Brenda J. Carlton







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Josh Greenwood and his Mom and Dad are walking their neighbors to the corner of 13th and Jefferson after Josh’s 14th birthday party when a careening motorcycle kicks up a rock that kills Bonnie, the mother. But what if the rock killed Tom, the father, instead? Or the accident unfolded differently and Josh was killed? This uplifting tale of middle class family life in America offers all three stories… (more)


Thundersnow by Sheila Hollinghead







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

On her family’s farm in the Deep South, fourteen-year-old Sarah Jane clashes with her mother. At every turn, Momma crushes her daughter’s dreams. Worst of all, Michael Hutchinson’s warm brown eyes witness her humiliation. Sarah Jane must find a way to survive the abuse, for her young brother’s sake as well as her own. When Michael offers her hope, will she have the strength to stand against Momma’s unreasonable demands? If Sarah Jane will only learn to lean, refuge is waiting… in the shadow of the cedar… (more)


Flipping Numbers by Ernest Morris







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

EJ is a normal guy living a normal life, that is until he meets Maria a woman that changes his life forever. Maria teaches him how to make fast money by just flipping a few numbers. EJ quickly goes from a regular joe to a man of power. But he’s forced to learn the hard way that with more money comes more problems and with more problem EJ is forced to keep flipping numbers. Step into EJ’s world where money rules and one bad flip can end your life… (more)


The Scavenger’s Daughters by Kay Bratt







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Having survived torture and imprisonment during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily. Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs–Benfu’s work collecting trash. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children. With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu–or possibly his band of headstrong daughters–must find a way… (more)


Trust: A Twisted Wolf Tale by Rene Folsom







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Beau Shapiro has spent his whole life being called gorgeous, handsome, sexy– every word imaginable to describe his outer appearance. But despite his popularity, he never once lets it all go to his head. He’s holding out for that one girl that has it all–beauty and personality.While out searching for his father, Beau meets Karoline–a woman cursed to be a beast. Striking a deal with her to save his father’s life, Beau is taken to Karoline’s home deep in the mountainous woods to live with her. During his stay, he finds that there’s beauty within the beast… (more)


The Monster Within Idea: A Story Collection by R. Thomas Riley







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to? This collection of 18 stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. ”Attrition” offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely–but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the… (more)


Desired to Death by J. M. Maison







Genre(s): Mystery

The empty nest can be murder!Just ask stay-at-home mom Maggie True whose daughter has just left for college–leaving Maggie with a burning question for her husband Joe: ”Now what am I going to do with the rest of my life? ”Never in her wildest dreams does small-town Maggie imagine the answer will come in the form of a middle-of-the-night call for help from an estranged friend who has just been arrested for the lurid murder of a much-younger lover: A. J. Traverso, AKA Tattoo Boy–a sexy kickboxing instructor who had… (more)


Almost Kings by Max Doty







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The original novel that inspired the award-winning film, Almost Kings is a gritty, powerful story of the choices that bring two brothers together and tear them apart.With their father lost in anger and self-loathing, James “Truck” Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best as he could, considering he’s just a teenager himself. In return, Ted idolizes his brother.Now, during their one year of high school together, Ted will realize there are troubling aspects to Truck and his friends, The Kings. When the boys assign numbers to each girl at school and begin a dark… (more)


Dive and Fly by Warren Caterson







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Imagine– You were born with a rare condition. Synesthesia. You taste color. You feel sound. Now imagine how that would impact your job. Your love life. Your future.Billy Shakes is a successful writer whose synesthesia helped him create six killer novels. But he has hit a slump so his agent urges him to get out and take his ‘disease’ on the road. Take some risks. Get those creative juices flowing again. He does.Billy meets Maureen at a Florida film festival, and to Billy her shimmering bronze skin tastes of creme brulee. But the barely married Maureen tastes adventure… (more)


Fade Part 1: Looking Glass by Ann Elizabeth Kolbeck







Genre(s): YA, Paranormal, Historical, Sci-fi

Don’t go out after dark. Stay away from the old graveyards. Burn your dead.Seventeen year old Iris Doyen knew all the rules of her world–a world where Queen Victoria was presented with a caged vampire on her Golden Jubilee and magician-priests haunt the corridors of the Vatican. But when Iris discovers that her mother has been lying about her father’s death, she also learns that the world she thought she knew is only half of the story–and that all the rules are about to change.Now Iris must undertake a journey across the untamed Dakota Territories… (more)


Sudan by Ninie Hammon







Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Sudan 2000… The largest nation in Africa has become a killing field–two million tribal people are dead, victims of a brutal civil war or of systematic genocide, massacred by their own government. But that’s not why human rights photojournalist Ron Wolfson is risking his life there. He’s chasing a different story–investigating whispered reports of human trafficking, rumors of women and children in chains, auctioned off to the highest bidder, speculation that thousands of them disappear every day into the shadow world of modern-day slavery and are never seen again.As Ron tracks the phantom story he knows… (more)


The Island of Ted by Jason Cunningham







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Ted is a mid-tier Hollywood movie producer on the verge of losing his job, and his mind. After a string of personal tragedies, Ted decides to leave it all behind and purchase his own island off the Philippine coast to escape from the evil and violence in the world around him. With technology as his only companion, will Ted find what he’s looking for, or will his past follow him to paradise… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #12, an urban fantasy:
Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel
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