Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 27 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – December 27, 2018

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


November Echo by James Houston Turner

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Every spy has a beginning, and for Colonel Aleksandr Talanov of the KGB, that moment occurs one summery night in 1985 on the Costa del Sol, at the height of Cold War tensions between the Americans and Soviets.As a signatory to the Biological Weapons Treaty of 1972, the United States had already destroyed its military stockpiles of weaponized pathogens. The Soviet Union, however, responded differently to the signing of that treaty. They created a network of forty-seven top-secret production facilities spread across Russia. Called Biopreparat, it was the largest biological weapons program in history.So when a… (more)



Happy Hour by Michele Scott

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

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



Georgia on My Mind by Marie Force

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Since Georgie Quinn’s mother died after a brief illness, the highlight of her life has become “jogger stalking” every morning with her roommates Tess and Cat. Stuck running the senior center her mother founded in Newport, RI, until a replacement director is found, Georgie dreams of returning to her glamorous life in Atlanta. As that life begins to unravel, she discovers a whole new one in Newport where the jogger turns out to be sexy detective and tree hugger Nathan Caldwell. Determined to get her mind off her many problems — including a possible threat to her own health — Georgie indulges… (more)



Where She Belongs by Cindy Procter-King

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

She never wants to go home again. For Jess Morgan, Destiny Falls holds too many painful memories. Nine years ago, a logging accident near the remote timber town killed her dad and her high school sweetheart. To make matters worse, her mother quickly sought comfort with another man. That choice tore Jess apart and drove her to seek a life far away. But now fate steps in, and family obligations force her return home. Before long, she’s convinced that persuading her mom to live with her in Toronto will repair their shattered bond. However, she doesn’t count on a long… (more)



Dark Desires by Eve Silver

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Free

Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he’s a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances… and the murders.With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on… (more)



The Siren by Meg Xuemei X

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.4 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy

Lucienne Lam, born to rule as the last of the Sirens, is running out of time. If she fails to find the TimeDust, an ancient power, her enemies will have their wish–her head on a spike. And she’ll never know the love promised by Vladimir, a fierce warrior of the Czech royal bloodline. Except Ashburn, a genius ‘farm boy,’ has found the TimeDust first, and its power binds Lucienne to him. She must convince him to sever this forced bond so she can return to her first love. But breaking the link seems insurmountable when the TimeDust launches its… (more)



Highlanders Ransom: The Sinclair Brothers Trilogy, Book 1 by Emma Prince

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Laird Robert Sinclair would stop at nothing to exact revenge on Lord Raef Warren, the English scoundrel who had brought war to his doorstep and razed his lands and people. Leaving his clan in the Highlands to conduct covert attacks in the Borderlands, Robert lives to be a thorn in Warrens side. So when he finds a beautiful English lass on her way to marry Warren, he whisks her away to the Highlands with a plan to ransom her back to her dastardly fiance.She would not be controlled.Lady Alwin Hewett had no idea when she left her fathers… (more)



Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Free

What if you killed someone and then fell in love with them? In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary “pocket” of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill….Covered in white cobwebs of a thousand snow spiders she lies in the darkness… Her skin is cold as snow… Her eyes, frozen… Her gaze, fiercely alive…While kings and emperors send expeditions… (more)



The Teriyaki Samurai by Dennis Yates

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

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



Last Alive by Mark Yarwood

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

In North London families are being slaughtered by a merciless serial killer, with only one female relative left alive each time. There are no clues, just the sinister text messages sent to each surviving victim. Ex- Detective Sergeant Terence Marsland is trying to forget his former life as a policeman and husband, when hes begged by the Family Killers original victim to privately reinvestigate the case. Against his better judgment, Marsland becomes embroiled in a race against the official police investigation to find the killer while struggling to keep his own tortured past at bay.Marsland realises that the killer… (more)