Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 19 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, October 19. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Bound by Brenda Rothert

Genre(s): Romance

College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt – to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart. Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion. When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a… (more)

Rogue’s Honor by Brenda Hiatt

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

To escape her stepmother’s matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from the near-disaster of recognition by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simpleminded to safeguard herself from any unwanted advances. But soon she begins to suspect that her rescuer is far more than the common servant he seemed at first.Luke St. Clair lives a double life, pretending to be a gentleman while in reality sustaining himself and the needy as the notorious Robin Hood-type thief, the Saint of Seven… (more)

The Book of Sylvia by Michael Scott Miller

Genre(s): Mystery

Unwittingly pulled into a high profile crime by her client, London call girl Sylvia Smith doesn’t know where to turn. Frightened and alone, she seeks solace at a rural church, where she meets Father Christopher, a priest consumed with his own set of struggles. Father Christopher takes her in, reluctantly, but is soon drawn into Sylvia’s obsession with the cryptic message that the client left behind. In this journey of self-discovery cloaked in a mystery, Sylvia and the priest grapple with the police, their demons, and temptation… (more)

I Love Capri by Belinda Jones

Genre(s): Romance

Kim Rees became a translator for the glamorous jet-set lifestyle. So how come she’s ended up sitting at home in her PJs translating German computer games for a living? Fortunately her mother has a plan to extract her from her marshmallowy rut: a trip to the magical Italian island of Capri. At first Kim refuses to wake up and smell the bougainvillea, but as she succumbs to the irresistible delights of strawberry bellinis and millionaire suitors, she realizes she’s changing. And when she meets a man who’s tiramisu personified, she finds herself falling in love. But how far will… (more)

King City by Lee Goldberg

Genre(s): Thriller

Major Crimes Unit detective Tom Wade secretly worked with the Feds to nail seven of his fellow cops for corruption–turning him into a pariah in the police department. So he’s exiled to patrol a beat in King City’s deadliest neighborhood– with no back-up, no resources, and no hope of survival.Now Wade fights to tame the lawless, poverty-stricken wasteland–while investigating a string of brutal murders of young women. It’s a case that takes him from the squalor of the inner-city to the manicured enclaves of the privileged, revealing the sordid and deadly ways the two… (more)

Dating Husbands by Lindy Zart

Genre(s): Romance

Bianca has three loves: her job, her cat, and Bloody Marys. Not necessarily in that order. Life is good, the best, until Drew sabotages Bianca’s black and white world and forces her to see the gray in it. Which is really annoying, as it disrupts her Bloody Mary drinking time.Drew Montgomery left his old life to start a new one, but still the past continues to haunt him. Bianca Fisher makes him forget, gives him hope, and confounds him, all at once, and from just one encounter. Drew tells himself to run, to run away and fast, but his… (more)

The Concrete Grove by Gary McMahon

Genre(s): Horror

IT KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE…Imagine a place where all your nightmares become real. Dark urban streets where crime, debt and violence are not the only things to fear. Picture a housing project that is a gateway to somewhere else; a realm where ghosts and monsters stir hungrily in the shadows. Welcome to the Concrete Grove. This deprived area is Hailey’s new home, but when an ancient entity notices her, it becomes something much more threatening. She is the only one who can help her mother as she joins in a dangerous dance with loan-shark Monty Bright. Only Hailey… (more)

The Sheik and the Slave by Nicola Italia

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Katharine Fairfax is a high bred lady who enjoys a privileged life as the youngest daughter of Lord Fairfax. But when she rebuffs an older man’s insulting proposition of becoming his mistress the man decides to exact a most frightening revenge.Katharine is kidnapped from her comfortable home and family in England and taken to Arabia where she is sold to a powerful sheik.Sheik Mohammed Aksam Al Sabid is captivated by Katharine from the first moment she is brought into his audience chambers by two Arab pirates. He pays an outrageous sum for her and intends the white woman… (more)

Endgame by Dee Davis

Genre(s): Thriller, Romance

They both know the games killers play…FBI criminal profiler Madison Harper understands dangerous minds. Tough, tenacious, with nerves of steel, she’s the best of the best. So is her new partner, Gabriel Roarke, a crack CIA operative who likes to do things his way. When the two are forced to jointly head up a task force investigating murder in high places … it’s no surprise that sparks begin to fly.As they race through a shadow world of power, politics and deadly secrets, the passion that simmers between Madison and Gabriel soon ignites. But a clever killer at the top… (more)

The Schwarzschild Radius by Gustavo Florentin

Genre(s): Thriller

Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared.After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony.When she finds Olivia, Rachel becomes the killer’s next target… (more)

Secret Justice: A Judge Willa Carson Mystery Novel by Diane Capri

Genre(s): Mystery

Tampa’s free-spirited Judge Wilhelmina Carson returns in the third installment of this well-loved series. During Tampa’s annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival, murder chases Judge Willa’s beloved secretary into a world of corruption, bank fraud, and art theft while Willa’s dad, Jim Harper, suffers hell of his own making.Just as Willa is recovering from the shock of meeting her father’s new trophy wife, her secretary Margaret Wheaton becomes mysteriously involved with a nefarious jeweler. When both Margaret’s husband and the jeweler end up dead, Margaret is the number one suspect. Judge Willa sets out to prove Margaret innocent and… (more)

Beneath Beautiful by Allison Rushby

Genre(s): Romance

When a handsome stranger approaches Cassie Tavington in Paris’s beautiful Pere Lachaise cemetery, she has no idea who he is. It doesn’t take long to find out. A whispered name from a passerby shocks her into the realisation that it’s Cameron Callahan, high-profile modern artist, who she’s busy showing around the cemetery.Mortified, Cassie runs, but Cameron soon tracks her down. He’s intent on having Cassie sit for him, but Cassie isn’t sure. His provocative sculptures are often in the media, which isn’t somewhere that Cassie, the daughter of a politician, should be.But there’s no denying the attraction… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 12 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, October 12. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Into That Forest by Louis Nowra

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Two girls survive a terrible flood in the Tasmanian bush and are rescued by a pair of Tasmanian tigers who raise them in the wild. Their story of survival is remarkable, as they adapt to the life of the tiger, learning to hunt and to communicate without the use of human language. When they are discovered and returned to civilization, neither can adapt to being fully human after their extraordinary experience. Totally believable, their story will both shock and captivate readers as it explores the animal instincts that lie beneath our civilized veneer… (more)

Ashes of Iris by Stephanie Poscente

Genre(s): Historical

On the edge of a small town, in the heart of the Swiss landscape, rests the Isa Caecilia. Surrounded by lush forests and snow-peaked mountains, the castle appears ordinary as Sophie Iris arrives to celebrate her younger sister’s marriage.Despite the tension brought on by her strained family relationships and the unresolved grief of her uncle’s death, Sophie struggles to do her best while denying the growing apprehension that something strange is happening between the Isa’s ancient walls.Before long, a mysterious stranger beckons her and reveals a haunted past that threatens to unravel the final fraying thread of… (more)

Off Balance by Terez Mertes Rose

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Alice thinks she’s accepted the loss of her ballet career, injury having forced her to trade in pointe shoes onstage for spreadsheets upstairs. That is, until the day Alice’s boss asks her to befriend Lana, a pretty new company member he’s got his eye on. Lana represents all Alice has lost, not just as a ballet dancer, but as a motherless daughter. It’s pain she’s kept hidden, even from herself, as every good ballet dancer knows to do. Lana, lonely and unmoored, desperately needs some help, and her mother, back home, vows eternal support. But when Lana begins to profit… (more)

Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan

Genre(s): Romance

The last thing I remember is having drinks at Brady’s and trying to avoid eye-contact with my life-long crush — the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell. They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he gave me, and this much-thinner body I’ve dreamed of most of my life. Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems almost… perfect. But the deeper I immerse myself into this new world of mine — planning a wedding to a man… (more)

The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

In the lakeside resort town of Port Manitou, Michigan, dedicated teacher and running coach Neil Kazenzakis shoulders responsibilities that would break a lesser man: a tragic accident has left his wife seriously debilitated, he cares for his mother-in-law who suffers from dementia, and he’s raising his teenage son, Chris, on his own. On top of all that, he’s also secretly been seeing Lauren, his mother-in-law’s caregiver.When Neil breaks up a fight one day after school, he doesn’t give the altercation much thought. He’s got bigger issues on his mind, like the fact that Lauren is… (more)

Forbidden by Amy Miles

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Roseline Enescue didn’t ask to become an immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend.Willing to risk everything for a chance at a normal life, Roseline escapes to America, but her transition into the human world isn’t easy. Mortal men flock after her while cutthroat girls plot her demise. Yet she remains relatively unfazed until she meets Gabriel Marston. As their lives entwine, Roseline realizes he is more than he seems. His ability to grind concrete into… (more)

The Ladies’ Room by Carolyn Brown

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Secrets told in the church ladies’ room are supposed to stay in the ladies’ room. But that doesn’t mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude’s funeral won’t change the rest of her life.Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion, a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life, and a mother with Alzheimer’s residing in the local nursing home. She doesn’t really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks.Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo… (more)

Children of the After: Awakening by Jeremy Laszlo

Genre(s): Horror

It has been six months since their father locked them in the security vault with a promise to return. But he never came back. With supplies running out and vital life support systems failing, Jack, Samantha, and Will have no choice but to ignore their father’s warnings and leave the vault. With no knowledge of what befell the world outside, or what they might expect once the door is opened, they find themselves in a world they do not recognize.Thrust into the remains of the world they remember, how will they survive on their own, not knowing what or… (more)

Bulk by Simon Fay

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The most shocking thing about Barbara Dunne isn’t how big she’s gotten through the sport of bodybuilding. No, it’s how big she’s made her husband in twenty years of grossly overfeeding him. Desperate to have a child, Barbara intends to take drastic measures to maintain this odd coupling. In the winding estates of Santry, Dublin, she must banish her husband’s drinking buddy, an aging skirt chaser with more gut than charm. Battle the botox-stiffened blonde trying to steal his heart. And worst of all, Barbara Dunne will have to destroy her husband’s newfound desire to go on a diet… (more)

The Silent Gift by Cindy Kelley

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

The decade of the ‘thirties was a time of enormous uncertainty–for the world, for America, and in particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son. Their story is one of unyielding love and incredible sacrifices in the face of circumstances beyond belief.But then The Gift appears… where has it come from, and why? How can a young boy who cannot communicate provide comfort and direction to seekers who learn of the special ability? Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved son, Jack… Will it be… (more)

Housewife with a Half-Life by Alison Wells

Genre(s): Paranormal

The housewife’s answer to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Susan Strong is a suburban housewife who is literally disintegrating. When Fairly Dave, a kilt-sporting spaceman arrives through the shower head to warn her, she knows things are serious. When she and her precocious four year old twins, Pluto and Rufus, get sucked through Chilled Foods into another universe it gets even messier. Where household appliances are more alive and dangerous than they seem, Geezers have Entropy Hoovers and the Spinner’s Cataclysmic convertor could rip reality apart, Susan Strong is all that’s holding the world together.Through this madcap, feel… (more)

A Song for the Asking by Steve Gannon

Genre(s): YA, Contemporary Fiction

From the drama of the High Sierra to the beaches of Malibu and the streets of Los Angeles, A Song for the Asking tells the story of a family struck by tragedy… and of the courage each member must find to survive. Filled with candor, compassion, and humor, A Song for the Asking is a deeply moving novel that celebrates the enduring strength of the family spirit.”Rarely does a first novel come along that is both electrifying and unflinching in its portrayal of a family in turmoil. In an intense and poignant debut that brings to mind the powerful… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 5 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, October 5. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy

Genre(s): Romance

Tully Morgan hasn’t been back to Marietta for more than a few brief visits since the night of the 1996 senior prom eighteen years ago, when the chance exposure of a long-held family secret sent her running to her uncle in California in shock. She stood up her date Ren Fletcher that night, and she hasn’t seen him since.Now she’s here for an extended stay, to help take care of her seriously ill mother. It’s an edgy reconciliation, the first time that Tully, Patty and Sugar Morgan have been together since that long ago prom night. Tully has… (more)

Slave Graves by Thomas Hollyday

Genre(s): Mystery

A history professor finds himself head over heels in love with his muddy but beautiful archeology partner in a dangerous dig. Dr. Frank Light, archaeologist, is vastly annoyed. He’s settled into a plush life – cushy department-head job at a university, suave girlfriend, book in the works. Now he’s been ordered into the sludgy, back-water marshes of Maryland to fend off hordes of mosquitoes, all because of an inconsequential find at a bridge construction site. Maggie, the outspoken state archaeologist working the dig, insists the shipwreck has historical significance. Pastor Allingham is even more vehement, insisting the decaying timbers… (more)

Down Aisle Ten by Daniel Friedland

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

DOWN AISLE TEN is a fictional history of Universal Simultaneous Anxiety Collapse Disorder, an incapacitating disease that arises from the abundant fears that surround us in the modern world. The first sufferer is Harold Greensmeyer, who contracts USAC while at the supermarket. He is soon confined to a mental hospital, where he encounters a cast of curious characters: the compulsive psychiatrist who tries to treat him, a woman convinced that she and Harold are fated to marry, and a befuddled cop who believes Harold is a mystic. When USAC spreads and the hospital is quarantined, they escape together in search… (more)

The Aunt Sally Team by Flick Merauld

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

When Bill Green puts a notice in a post office window in Oxford, he hopes for a group of intellectually stimulating companions with whom to share long summer evenings playing Aunt Sally, a quaint, traditional English pub game. Instead he gets a zany assortment of characters, not one of whom lives up to his preconceptions.Diana craves excitement after ending a comfortable but unchallenging relationship. But is she heading for trouble when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Dante Blackthorn? He’s handsome, charismatic and a feckless alcoholic and compulsive gambler, though his devil-may-care attitude and hazy sense of… (more)

Murder on the Hill by Kennedy Chase

Genre(s): Mystery

Introducing the first Harley Hill womens’ sleuth murder mystery novel.Look out London, there’s a new investigator in town! Harley Hill is a twenty-five year old woman in need of a new identity. Until now she’s been know as many things: Baker, Crazy Cat Lady, Thief, Bandit, The girl dressed like a ninja–When she’s offered an investigative position at the Silvers Finders Agency, she decides it’s time to go straight. Her first case is to discover why a mysterious object was left behind at a jewelry store break-in. But when it turns into a murder case, Harley… (more)

10 Ways To Kill A Cupid by Leigh Parker

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal

Three years after becoming a Cupid, the normally cheeky and cheerful Leigh has to question her work ethics when her next assignment happens to be the woman who killed her.Meet Natalie McIntyre, actually, no, you wouldn’t want to meet Natalie McIntyre, the foul mouthed, anti social Senior Manager at her father’s cardboard box factory who really isn’t in the mood to spend the next 7 days with a weird blonde haired girl who just will not go away.Over the course of a week Leigh has her work cut out when she learns that not only is Natalie hell… (more)

Blue Straggler by Kathy Lynn Harris

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A blue straggler is a star that has an anomalous blue color and appears to be disconnected from those stars that surround it. But this is not a story about astronomy.Bailey Miller is “disconnected” from the cluster of her rural south Texas family. She has never quite fit in and now in her early 30s, she finds herself struggling with inner turmoil and a series of bad choices in her life.Bailey’s drinking too much (even for a member of her family), has a penchant to eat spoonfuls of Cool Whip, works in a job that bores her beyond… (more)

The Accidental Assassin by Nichole Chase

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

Ava McKenzie is a creature of habit. Life is passing her by and she has nothing to show for it. She’s had the same job since she started college, she orders the same dish every time she goes to her favorite restaurant, and only reads books from authors she knows. There is nothing new or surprising in her life… until her best friend marries a man from London. When her newlywed friend asks her to house-sit while she honeymoons, Ava jumps at the chance. She thinks this could be the very thing she needs to shake up her life… (more)

Buying Time by Paula Kay

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Arianna Sinclair had led a privileged life, growing up in an elite neighborhood in Marin County, California. Having only known private schools, fancy country clubs and all things luxurious, Arianna had been prepared for everything in life — except hardship. At twenty-two, Arianna’s world is rocked by tragedy, and all she wants to do is escape it by taking the trip of a lifetime. All she wants to do is pretend that everything is “normal”, even though her whole world has crashed in around her. She’s made the decisions about the direction she wants her life to go, until a… (more)

Things We Set on Fire by Deborah Reed

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A series of tragedies brings Vivvie’s young grandchildren into her custody, and her two estranged daughters back under one roof. Jackson, Vivvie’s husband, was shot and killed thirty years ago, and the ramifications have splintered the family into their own isolated remembrances and recriminations.Sisters Elin and Kate fought mercilessly in childhood and have avoided each other for years. Elin seems like the last person to watch her sister convalesce after an attempted suicide. But Elin has her own reasons for coming to Kate’s side and will soon discover Kate’s own staggering needs.This deeply personal, hauntingly melancholy look at… (more)

FALLING UNDER by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Mara Foster is a mess. A rollercoaster of a childhood made a survivor of her, but as an adult she is a mass of contradictions and unrealized potential. Talented, fierce and smart, but burdened by a host of anxieties, Mara finds it difficult to leave the house most days, much less imagine anything resembling normalcy.Then Mara meets Hugo, and the walls she has built around herself begin to crumble. As she fights for a breakthrough both in her art and in life, she must come to terms with her complicated past, in order to gain a second chance at… (more)

Dark Visions by Jonas Saul

Genre(s): Thriller

Eighteen-year-old Sarah Roberts experiences blackouts. When she wakes, notes are written in her own hand. Prophecies. Dark Visions. Future events with dire consequences only she can avert.Sarah is an Automatic Writer who suffers from a rare obsessive-compulsive disorder called, trichotillomania.She receives a message that details a kidnapping and what she can do to stop it. She has averted kidnappings before. The notes are quite specific. She’s convinced this one won’t be that hard.But things go wrong when the kidnappers recognize her. People are killed. Witnesses place Sarah at the scene. The police find her… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 28 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, September 28. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Breaking Kate: The Acceptance Series by D. Kelly

Genre(s): Romance

Michael Matthews has been in love with Katherine Moore since the second grade. In Michael’s mind there is absolutely nothing that will ever be able to keep the two of them apart. The night Michael is set to propose to Katherine the evening is interrupted by an unexpected tragedy that tears the two of them apart for good.Three years have passed since that fateful night when Katherine, now known as Kate meets Daniel. After an awkward start sparks fly between them. Daniel and Kate fall hard and fast into the most passionate and intense love affair of their lives… (more)

The Spookshow: by Tim McGregor

Genre(s): Paranormal

Life used to be normal for Billie Culpepper. Drab even. That all that changed after an accident left her in a coma for three days. That’s when the spookshow really began, when Billie realized that she could see the dead.And the dead could see her.Now, they won’t leave her alone.Accompanying two friends through a haunted house, Billie uncovers a terrible secret that brings, not only the police, but the homicide detective responsible for putting her into the hospital in the first place. He’s also the one man she sworn to stay away from… (more)

Lifting the Wheel of Karma by Paul H. Magid

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape. After a horrific accident forever alters the course of his life, he travels to the remote Himalayas of India in search of a mystical old wise man alleged to possess supernatural healing power. The man he seeks, however, will not so easily reveal what he truly knows, for he alone knows Joseph’s true destiny…and that the secret he is searching for resides within the heart of each and every one of us… (more)

Village Books by Craig McLay

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Village Books is a local institution… which is good, because most of the staff probably belong in one. The manager’s addiction to WebMD has turned him into a closeted hypochondriac. The cashier’s husband may have just gone AWOL with a small arsenal of fragmentary explosive devices. The fiction lead is buying urine on the black market. Trying to hold it all together is the store’s long-suffering assistant manager, who is spinning his wheels in retail while he waits for something better to come along. That something better may be Leah Dashwood, an aspiring actress and new assistant manager with… (more)

Nuclear Winter Wonderland by Joshua Corin

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Thriller

Adam Weiss’ twin sister, Anna, is kidnapped by Ebbetts, an unpleasant and possibly cancer-ridden man who might have plans that involve a nuclear device. Desperately searching for Anna, Adam acquires a couple of sidekicks: Filbert, a man of small stature who used to do something brutal for the Mob, and Cherry Sundae, a Croatian female clown who only speaks Spanish. Join them in their nearly impossible adventure… (more)

What Stays in Vegas by Beth Labonte

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company – playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client-from-hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker – will her life finally be shaken up… (more)

One Insular Tahiti by Thea Atkinson

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal

Luke MacIsaac has shameful secrets.He lived a horrible life and now that he’s dead, he can’t shake the memories of his entire violent past. He wants out of death, and to escape, he needs to be born again.His decision to live sets in motion the very thing he’d hoped to avoid: images of war, childhood abuse, and the tortured life of a brother he loved and failed. He finds living comes with consequences, and none are worse than the ones his choice imposes on the young woman who will ultimately bear him… (more)

Message Received by Rosemarie Naramore

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Ike McKinney and Liz Sanders are residents at the same retirement center. When they go missing, the director of the center suspects the seniors have run off together. She contacts their grandchildren, Amanda Richardson and Brady McKinney, who soon learn that the wily seniors have a life lesson or two in store for them, as they lead them on a merry chase. After attempting to set up the younger couple, in hopes the two might make a love connection, the seniors decide it’s time they have a little fun for themselves. They head off to parts distant. Worried for their… (more)

Before Paradise by Denise Sagers

Genre(s): Fantasy

Unbidden tears slipped out of the corners of my eyes. We were going to have been married next summer. Fear drove me forward faster. With each step, my chest constricted, feeling as though my insides were turning outward. I clutched at my side, a sharp pain forming in it, and concentrated on breathing deeply. A lifetime of images flashed in front of me. There would be no wedding. I would never the chance to know him intimately. Gone was the privilege of growing old with him.Humming, I tried to drown out the voices of imminent demise. Exhaustion threatened to… (more)

Storms In Teacups by Christine Murray

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Trouble is Brewing–ROSE thinks her life is pretty sweet. She loves her job teaching in a disadvantaged school, and has just moved in with her gorgeous actor boyfriend, Daniel. The only clouds on her horizon are a headmaster with a passion for new-age team-building and an expensive book-buying habit.ALEX has always dreamed about working for a glossy women’s magazine. Instead she’s stuck working for Dublin’s most notorious tabloid newspaper, rewriting press releases and covering for her colleague Jodie … a well-connected neurotic who still hasn’t figured out how to use an apostrophe.SHANNON feels like… (more)

Waiting for Paint to Dry by Lia Mack

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

When mere survival blossoms into love… For the past decade, Matty Bell has lived safe in a self-made monochromatic life of work-eat-sleep-survive. Living vicariously through her best friend Claire’s perfect life wasn’t the plan, nor her ideal. However, Matty learned long ago that it’s easier to run and hide from life than to deal with the pain of the post-traumatic stress she’s suffered from since being raped at sixteen. When Claire announces her family is moving, she asks Matty to come too. Having grown up Navy, Matty’s no stranger to picking up and starting over… (more)

The 4th Floor Lounge by Amanda Hamm

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Where does an extreme introvert draw the line between being lonely and being left alone? One quirky college student is looking for the answer in the 4th floor lounge. Her goals are simple: make one or two good friends and avoid talking to everyone else. Achieving those goals will not be easy for this gorgeous yet socially awkward heroine. She’s constantly approached by guys who are not interested in friendship. And when she finally forms some solid bonds it’s her own romantic feelings that get in the way… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 21 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, September 21. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Plus, for you Science Fiction & Fantasy fans, we’ve found a special selection of over 50 free books here. Enjoy!

G-SALE by Randy Nargi

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Bogwood, Washington is a pleasant suburban community with a special distinction–it has more garages per capita than any other town in America. Not surprisingly, Bogwood is also the “Garage Sale Capital of the U. S. A.”When retirees Doris & Clayton Fenwick decide to empty their nest of retro-modern antiques, they set the wheels in motion for a frantically funny “g-sale” involving Bogwood’s most avid garage sale junkies… (more)

Undraland by Mary E. Twomey

Genre(s): Fantasy

After her parents and twin brother died a year ago, Lucy Kincaid was determined to put together a normal life for herself. With her heart set on college life, Lucy’s dreams of medical school are dashed when a rabid bear attacks her in the middle of suburbia. When Jens, a handsome yet irritable stranger, saves her life, Lucy’s gratitude is cut short when he abducts her, taking her to a land filled with people and creatures she remembers from bedtime stories she assumed were just Scandinavian folklore.Jens takes Lucy to a world she never expected, and cannot escape. Undraland… (more)

Forty Days at Kamas by Preston Fleming

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Kamas, Utah. 2024. In the totalitarian dystopia that America has become after the Unionist Party’s rise to power, the American West contains vast Restricted Zones dotted with ghost towns, scattered military garrisons and corrective labor camps where the regime disposes of its real and suspected enemies. Kamas is one such camp.On a frigid March night, a former businessman from Pittsburgh, Paul Wagner, arrives at a labor camp in Utah’s Kamas Valley, a dozen miles east of the deserted resort town of Park City, which prisoners are dismantling as part of a massive recycling project.When Wagner arrives, he is… (more)

Awakening: Dystopian Romance by C.B. Stone

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

It’s Not Easy Being Chosen”Though music is forbidden and could get me in big trouble with the Ministry, I nevertheless often find myself singing softly in spite of the danger.Little do I know just how much hot water my strange compulsion to sing will actually land me in.What is happening in the world around me? How is it happening? How does the stranger Noah fit into things? And most importantly… why me? I’m no more special than the next person.So many questions and so many dangers. All I can do is trust that whatever is happening… (more)

Blood and Satin by Amanda McCarter

Genre(s): Paranormal

Adelaide Hunter is a vampire. Only, she doesn’t know it yet. A high class escort for some of the city’s wealthier businessmen, she doesn’t have any delusions about what she does. She gets paid for sex, and she’s well paid.But when one of her clients winds up dead after a wild, kinky night with her, she’s in trouble. She’s pretty sure she killed him, but she can’t remember a thing. Can she figure things out before her new powers consume her? Or will the police close in before she even has a chance… (more)

The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason

Genre(s): Paranormal

Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil–Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets… (more)

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts: A Christmas Story by Talli Roland

Genre(s): Romance

All Rose needs is a Christmas miracle… or does she? When chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London’s quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she’s got it made. Sure, it’s a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her ‘love conquers all’ spirit. After discovering the museum’s handsome curator is nursing a broken heart of his own, Rose steps in to fix it. Can Rose heal the rift in time for the holidays, or will this Christmas crush her fantasies forever… (more)

The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, YA

Nearly everything important in twelve-year-old Gabriella’s life that summer of 1957 can be traced to the river. Without friends, her mother mysteriously absent, and her father, the general, treating her as if she doesn’t exist, Gabriella turns to the river beside the Marine base where she lives in North Carolina. She’s determined to learn to swim so she can make the general proud by showing him she’s good at something.At the river Gabriella meets Hawkins, an African-American steward in the kitchen of her father’s quarters. Gabriella decides to trust Hawkins to show her a few swim… (more)

A Witch’s Magic by H.T. Night

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Sahara is new to the witch life. She has two decisions hanging over her head that she can’t quite choose between. Love and witchcraft.Two men vying for her love. Her heart tells her Robert, but Donavan still managed to pull her heart strings to the point she can’t 100 percent commit.Sahara’s quest for black magic and power leads her in circles. Will Sahara realized the pitfalls of black magic or will she trust Paris? All choices are turned upside down as Sahara stalls on who and what to choosePrivately, she had beenworking her black magic Sahara was now… (more)

Totlandia: Book 1 : The Onesies – Fall by Josie Brown

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

The Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club is the most exclusive children’s playgroup in all of San Francisco. For the city’s ultra-competitive elite, the club’s ten annual spots are the ultimate parenting prize. But not everyone is PHM&TC material. The club’s founder, Bettina Connaught Cross, adheres to strict membership rules: Moms only. No single parents or working mothers allowed. Membership is an arduous commitment. And there’s no room in the club for scandal, bad behavior, or imperfection… from tots or their moms. In a world of power and prestige, no one has more than Bettina. And as every mom… (more)

Hook, Line and Stinker by Maggie West

Genre(s): Mystery

Teaching fifth graders might be a pain, but it’s nothing compared to clearing your name.When grade school teacher Lily Thistle finds the body of a local womanizing garbage man washed up on the beach in her new town, she becomes suspect number one. Can this teacher turned amateur sleuth narrow down who wanted him dead and get the hot chief of police to recognize her as something other than a murder suspect? This culinary cozy mystery includes two recipes: Rose’s Marionberry Muffins and Whiskey-laced Chocolate Chunks… (more)

The King by Skye Warren

Genre(s): Romance

The highest stakes… My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game. Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble. A trailer park princess. The son of a criminal king. We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game. His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to… (more)