Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 3 2019 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 3, 2019

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

Damn Straight by Elizabeth Sims

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

After a narrow brush with death, you’d think Lillian Byrd would have learned to keep her head down, but when a friend in crisis calls from California, Lillian jumps on a plane and wings her way from Detroit to Palm Springs—and danger. It’s the long weekend of the Dinah Shore golf tournament, the wildest women’s sporting event in the world, when thousands of lesbians descend on the desert and take over. At a pre-championship party, Lillian leaps into a slippery romance with a top LPGA star. But her superstar athlete has a secret: Someone is… (more)

Red Moon by Elizabeth Kelly

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

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

Many years have passed since the Great War that destroyed over three quarters of the worlds population. Now, humans and supernaturals alike have learned how to survive in the new world. For Avery Hendrin, the eldest daughter of the man who brought light back to the world, life has taken a turn for the worse. Sold into slavery after her fathers death, Averys only concern is keeping her younger sister safe. Branded as a witch and rejected by her own kind because of her red hair, Avery resigns herself to a life in the slave house until a chance meeting… (more)

Losing Faith by Jeremy Asher

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Seth Storm, a once famous musician from Nashville, is now nothing more than a fallen star. After climbing the music charts and making his dreams come true, his life took a turn that he’d never expected, causing him to lose it all. Now Seth is determined to do whatever it takes to turn his life around, even if that includes doing the one thing he swore he’d never do. After giving up music and the career he spent much of his life building, Seth embarks on a journey to get back what he cherishes the most: his daughter, Faith. Trista… (more)

The Diary: The Complete Story by Julia Derek

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

A HAPPY MARRIAGE. TERRIBLE SECRETS. Happily married Lexi Woods thought losing a child would be the worst thing that could ever happen to her. She was wrong. It turns out that life has more ugly surprises for her. When she is finally through the heavy depression of losing her newborn, she finds her husband’s diary. As she reads it, she learns that he’s been unfaithful to her. He’s not at all the man she thought he was. Unfortunately, that’s not the worst part. Not only has the love of her life gone behind her back—but it also looks like… (more)

The Lady Vanishes by Ava Stone

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal, Historical, Romance

After inheriting a reputedly haunted medieval castle, the Marquess of Bradenham heads to Ravenglass with his friends to inspect the place and host a Samhain masquerade party. He gets a most welcome surprise when he meets a lovely girl in the castles gardens and the rest of his life suddenly has a purpose.Callie Eilbeck has always avoided Marisdun Castle, theres something about the place that has terrified her from even her youngest days. But after a chance encounter with the castles new owner and falling rather fast for handsome marquess, Callie vanishes without a trace just like the castles… (more)

Becoming Human by Eliza Green

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Earth is overcrowded and polluted. A new planet has been located. One species wants to colonize the new world. Another species stands in their way. A terrifying secret will change everything… (more)

Tall Weeds by Stephen Huey

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

In the 1990s finding Yugoslavia is easy, one need only follow the blood. Death is in the midst of a field day and to UN peacekeepers Tyler Longvue and Kazuko Nakamura it all seems so senseless, but is it? There is a vast treasure hidden in the mountains of Sarajevo – Byzantine jewels, Turkish gold, Habsburg diamonds – and there are a few desperate souls willing to do anything to anyone, just to get their hands on it. But Longvue and Nakamura dont believe the fortune is real until fate shows them otherwise.Now, the two peacekeepers are prime targets in the… (more)

IceFlight by Casey Lea

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.4 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA, Free

Darsey Ice never thought her first trip past Jupiter would claim the lives of her crew. But then she hadn’t expected to become the first person to make contact with aliens either. Kidnapped, enslaved and lost on the Outer Rim of a mighty civilization light-years from Earth, the only person she can turn to is her enigmatic new owner. A dishonored outcast, he is just as alone as Darsey. Exiled by his people and struggling to survive, the last thing he wants is a rebellious primitive as a slave. She complicates his efforts to hide a dangerous secret and… (more)

Mail Order Bride: Summers Fury: Inspirational Historical Western by Katie Wyatt

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western, Historical, Romance, Free

It’s 1851 and love is starting to blossom in this faraway corner of Wyoming! This historical, inspirational Western romance much loved series is about empowered women who turn around their hopeless circumstances in this mid-18th-century tale of the old West, with strong faith and discover authentic men and true love…. Meet Summer Percy she lost the only family she had, no work to be found for her in Pennsylvania and her meager savings is almost finished. After her father died in a carriage accident she finds herself traveling for three weeks by train to the tiny town of… (more)

Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the worlds imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest theres little time before life ceases to exist.Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the worlds survival.But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isnt the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.Its that Akara doesnt believe the world is worth saving… (more)