Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 14 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Thursday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 14 and we’re featuring novels in a variety of genres. Enjoy!

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 7 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Thursday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s December 7 and we’re featuring novels in a variety of genres. Happy reading!

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

The Tilt: Book One in the Tilt Series by M.A. Robbins

Genre(s): Sci-fi

After a man-made cataclysm called The Tilt kills Jon Streg’s wife and daughter, he becomes a hard-drinking Judge – a combination lawman and executioner – in the Free Nation of Alaska. When he learns that a group of Californians intend to resurrect the failed experiment that caused The Tilt, he hungers for revenge. Forced to band with a rival lawman from an enemy nation-state, he battles foreign mercenaries to track down the madmen before they finish the world for good… (more)


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)

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)

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)

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)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 30 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Thursday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s November 30 and we’re featuring novels in a variety of genres. Have a great day!

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)

What Remains True: A Novel by Janis Thomas

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

In this mesmerizing drama, one life-altering event catapults a family into turmoil, revealing secrets that may leave them fractured forever… or bind them together tighter than ever before. From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life — until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. As the fury of guilt engulfs them, the Davenports slowly start to unravel, one by one. Losing her son forces Rachel to withdraw into a frayed, fuzzy reality. Her husband, Sam, tries to remain stoic, but he’s consumed by… (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)

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)

Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

Ghost hunter Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend, Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it — without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans… On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing… (more)


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… (more)

All Those Things We Never Said by Marc Levy

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

From international bestselling author Marc Levy, the most widely read writer in France today, comes an unusual and charming love story that reunites a father and daughter, and past and present, in the most unexpected ways. Days before her wedding, Julia Walsh is blindsided twice: once by the sudden death of her estranged father… and again when he appears on her doorstep after his funeral, ready to make amends, right his past mistakes, and prevent her from making new ones. Surprised, to say the least, Julia reluctantly agrees to turn what should have been her honeymoon into a spontaneous road… (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)

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)

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)

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)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 24 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Black Friday Edition

Happy Black Friday, Shelfbuzzers. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Today we’re featuring a great selection of books from all different genres. And don’t forget to check out Amazon’s Black Friday Sale. It’s a doozy this year. Have a great day!

Thanksgiving Night by Jordan Taylor

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Night is a military K-9 dropout… but still destined to be a hero.Michelle hasn’t experienced a Thanksgiving Day without Jacob since they were married twelve years ago. Her sons have never known a holiday season without their dad. Now, Jacob is overseas, deployed worlds away, and Michelle must navigate Thanksgiving alone with her boys and their black German Shepherd Dog, Night.Michelle is wondering if that big, boisterous dog might just be the straw that broke the camel’s back when her holiday is turned upside down by unexpected danger. Then she discovers Night could mean more to her… (more)

The Truth We Bury: A Novel by Barbara Taylor Sissel

Genre(s): Mystery, Contemporary Fiction

In this intense, multilayered domestic drama, two families become entangled in a web of lies, secrets, and betrayal that results in an act of violence so shocking their love may not survive. On the outside, Lily Isley’s life seems perfect: a wealthy husband, a ritzy gated community in Dallas, and a handsome son, AJ — a decorated marine about to be married to his love, Shea. But when a bridesmaid is murdered in AJ’s apartment and he can’t be found, Lily’s world collapses and a long-held family secret is at risk of exposure. Dru Gallagher’s life took a different course… (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)

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 Trespass in Time by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance

Ella Steven’s stubborn independence is the keystone of her identity–unfettered by romantic involvements or family demands–until the day she takes an exciting new job in Heidelberg, Germany. There, she stumbles onto a hidden time portal that takes her to 1620 Heidelberg where all her modern-day techno toys and proud self-reliance can’t protect her from the brutal realities of every day life.Befriended by a convent of seventeenth century nuns who stand on the executioner’s block of the bloodiest warlord in all of Europe, Ella struggles to survive in this primitive and brutal time. With the help… (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 16 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Happy Thursday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s November 16 and we’re featuring novels in a variety of genres. Happy reading!

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)

Thief: The Scarab Beetle Series: #1 by C. L. Stone

Genre(s): Thriller, YA

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered… (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)

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)

Voice of the Spirit by Charlotte Raine

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

Tobias and Lauren have been together for four months. They’ve found rhythm in their relationship, but that rhythm comes to an abrupt stop when a body is found nailed to a cross inside Pious Church. As they dig through possible suspects — from religious fanatics to resentful Satanists — they also find themselves reexamining their relationship, trying to figure out if two people with opposite beliefs can stay together. As time begins to run out for their kidnapped singer and the murders begin to pile up, they will have to find a way to resurrect what they had doubted and sacrifice what… (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)

Somewhere Over the Freaking Rainbow by L.L. Muir

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

Jamison is crushing on the new girl next door. Bad news–the neighbors are Somerleds–Amish-type cult-members killing off their own. Worse news–she’s next in line for sacrifice. Jamison will have to rise above the coward he thinks he is to get to the bottom of it all.Something is terribly wrong with Skye. She’s experiencing emotions like the mortal teenager she’s pretending to be. When she finally asks the right questions, she finds answers that will rock the Somerled world…… and none of her options include Jamison, the boy who has stolen the heart she was… (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)

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)

Scavengers by Steven F Havill

Genre(s): Western, Mystery

A body is found in the unforgiving New Mexico desert, its face so smashed that identification is impossible. It’s the beginning of a brutal murder spree that will take Posadas County’s new undersheriff, Estelle Reyes-Guzman, into a case with roots on both sides of the border.Retired Sheriff Bill Gastner, now a state livestock inspector, is still close at hand to provide unerring logic and horse sense as Reyes-Guzman attempts to identify the ”Juan” Doe. Another body turns up in a shallow grave, revealing little about the killer, but more about the victims. And when a suspicious fire… (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)

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)