Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 28 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – December 28, 2018

Happy Friday, 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!

The Devils Waters by David L. Robbins

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

A giant freighter in the Gulf of Aden holds secret cargo that could bring down the governments of four nations. When Somali pirates grab the ship, the order comes down: get the freighter back, at all costs.Only one combat group is close enough to respond before the hijacked freighter reaches Somali waters: the elite US Air Force pararescue unit–the PJs–stationed in Djibouti. Though their mission is to save lives, and their oath is ”That Others May Live,” the PJs are battle-tested. The team doesnt hesitate because one of their own, Sgt. LB DiNardo, is already onboard… (more)

Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

It’s 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil War has taken its toll on the town — leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits. That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, where there are ten men for every woman. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a certain caliber. Schoolmarmish Josephine, tough-as-nails Dovey, and pious perfectionist Sophronia see their chance to exchange their bleak prospects for new lives. But the very troubles that sent them running from Lowell… (more)

What a Woman Desires by Rachel Brimble

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

From country girl to actress of the stage, one woman dares to live her dreams — but is she brave enough to open her heart… ? Monica Danes always wanted more than the village of Biddlestone had to offer. After a failed courtship to a man of her parents’ choosing, she fled for the city of Bath and never looked back. Today, Monica is the undisputed queen of the theater — a wealthy, independent woman. But when she is called home in the wake of tragedy, Monica returns — intending to leave again as soon as possible. Thomas Ashby has been a groom at… (more)

Playing Along by Rory Samantha Green

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, YA

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

Tempting Love – Haley & Eddie by Melanie Shawn

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Independent, talented, and beautiful-inside and out-Haley Sloan knew exactly what she wanted out of life. With her designer lingerie business booming, her career was moving forward, but her heart stayed in the same place it had for four years… hopelessly in love with the single father across the street. Former wild boy turned responsible adoring father, Eddie Thomas always made sure that the needs of his little girl Emily were his top priority. Being a single father meant sacrificing his wants and needs for that of his little girl and that meant sacrificing his want and need for… (more)

A Day at the Office by Matt Dunn

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

For most people, Valentines Day means flowers, chocolates, and candlelit dinners. But for five of Seek Softwares employees, its shaping up to be as much fun as a trip to the dentist.Long-term singleton Sophie has a crush on colleague Nathan but worries he doesnt even know her name. And is there really any point in her sending a card to the man who organises the annual office Anti-Valentines party? Overweight, insecure, and still living with his mum, Calums desperate for a girlfriend. Hes recently met the woman of his dreams online but his exaggerated profile might mean… (more)

The Thirteenth by G L Twynham

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Imagine starting at the end and finishing back at the beginning. This is the story of a teenage girl called Valerie Saunders who is about to be thrown through time and space. Being bestowed with abilities beyond her wildest nightmares, she discovers that she not only has to deal with turning eighteen, her first job and an un-wanted tattoo, but also magical powers and intense urges to fall in love. She envisaged she would spend her life blending into the scenery, not blowing it up! Val has a calling, but which side is dialling her number… (more)

Pretty Dead by Anne Frasier

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

A serial killer stalks the streets of Savannah… Homicide detective Elise Sandburg and her partner, profiler David Gould, are all too familiar with the terrible costs of chasing evil. Despite their wounded psyches, the detectives delve into the deranged killer’s twisted mind, determined to unravel the clues in the taunts he leaves behind. A city gripped by fear… When his daughter becomes the killer’s next victim, a grief-stricken mayor comes down hard on the police, demanding that they catch the psychopath — now. Feeling the pressure, department officials enlist the aid of both Elise’s estranged father and an FBI profiler… (more)

Incarnation: Wandering Stars Volume One by Jason Tesar

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Since the ages before time was measured, the angelic races have existed. Unseen by our eyes, they move through creation, shaping our world, sustaining our existence, and battling demonic hordes. But the war is changing; the battle lines are expanding into new frontiers and the next epoch is emerging.Centuries after the first humans were exiled from their home, their descendants have pushed eastward into a prehistoric wilderness. In a land shrouded by mist and superstition, primitive tribes struggle to establish new civilizations, unaware that their world is about to change forever.Weary from unceasing conflict, Sariel–legendary warrior of… (more)

Blackbeards Freedom by Jeremy McLean

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Free

For Edward Thatch, there is no questioning the depths he will go for his Freedom.Edward didn’t know he bought a former pirate ship, and when the marine captain Isaac Smith threatened to take his ship, and Freedom, away Edward took matters into his own hands. Edward’s action sends him, and his best friend Henry Morgan, running from the law on an adventure across the historical Caribbean & Latin America. The two will have to fight not only to stay alive, but to stay free during the so-called “Golden Age” of piracy.Edward also finds that half the ship he… (more)