Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 8 2019 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 8, 2019

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

The Color of Destiny by Julianne MacLean

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Eighteen years ago a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington’s life forever. Faced with many difficult decisions, she chose to follow her heart and embrace an uncertain future with the father of her baby and her devoted first love.At the same time, in another part of the world, sixteen-year-old Ryan Hamilton makes his own share of mistakes, but learns important lessons along the way. Twenty years later, Kate’s and Ryan’s paths cross in a way they could never expect, which makes them question the possibility of destiny. Even when all seems hopeless, could it be that everything happens… (more)

Saving Mars by Cidney Swanson

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Save her brother or save her planet? When the food supply of Mars’ human settlement is decimated, seventeen-year-old Jessamyn Jaarda, the best pilot Mars Colonial has ever seen, flies to Earth to raid for food. Earth-Mars relations couldn’t be worse, and her brother is captured during the raid. Breaking rules of secrecy and no contact, Jess finds an ally in Pavel, nephew to a government official, but their friendship only makes more agonizing the choice before her: find her brother or save Mars? (379pp… (more)

Damians Oracle by Lizzy Ford

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Free

Inspired by Slavic mythology, Damians Oracle is the entree into the ongoing battle between good and evil over the fate of humanity. The White God, Damian, and his Guardians protect the world from the Black God and his monsters while rescuing Naturals … humans with extraordinary paranormal gifts … from the Black God, who would kill or convert them.Caught in the middle is cool-headed Sofia, a Natural whose gift will tip the scales in the war. Sofia begins her transformation from human into oracle, the first in thousands of years. Damian rescues her from the Black God in time to… (more)

Everything Under the Heavens by Dana Stabenow

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Free

Raised in a prosperous family of 14th century Chinese merchants, Wu Johanna has grown up on camelback, in bustling city marketplaces, and in the cool, shaded depths of Silk Road caravanserai. Hers is a world of spice merchants and pearl divers, bandits and troubadours, servants and sheikhs. A world in which trust is more valuable than gold, and the right name can unlock a network of contacts from Japan to North Africa. Johanna is, after all, the granddaughter of Marco Polo. In the wake of her father’s death, however, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the disintegrating court… (more)

The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller, Paranormal

Daniel Byrne is an investigator for the Vaticans secretive Office of the Devils Advocate–the department that scrutinizes miracle claims. Over ten years and 721 cases, not one miracle he tested has proved true. But case #722 is different; Daniels estranged uncle, a crooked TV evangelist, has started speaking in tongues–and accurately predicting the future. Daniel knows Reverend Tim Trinity is a con man. Could Trinity also be something more? The evangelist himself is baffled by his newfound power–and the violent reaction it provokes. After years of scams, he suddenly has the ability to predict everything from natural… (more)

The Earls Enticement by Collette Cameron

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

She wont be tamed.A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow societys dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.He cant forget.Haunted by his past, Roark, The Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, hes guarded and leery of all women.Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, shes appalled and releases him… (more)

The Happy Housewife by Kate Cooch

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Samantha ‘Sam Sherman is a thirty something stay-at-home Mom without any problems. She loves her smart husband, her sweet daughter, and her career choice. One day, in the process of helping a friend, she is drawn into the investigation of two murders. Suddenly, her steady world begins to sway. Insecurities from years ago return, her husband is annoyed at her involvement in the case, and then there is the acerbic detective with dark curly hair and green eyes who seems to be everywhere. Sam is miserable and stressed out and well, slightly exhilarated. Imperfection can be a deadly… (more)

Sleeping Beauty by Elle Lothlorien

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Sure, Claire Beau thought about sleeping with her doctor. With his moss green eyes and sexy petulance, neurologist Brendan Charmant is definitely worth fantasizing about. But she didn’t actually do it… did she? Claire knows she should be able to answer this simple question, but she has no idea. What she’s sure of: She met Dr. Charmant for an appointment one day and woke up at home six weeks later to find that they are in the middle of a whirlwind love affair, a claim bolstered by her brother, their friends, and the weeks of steamy emails and text messages… (more)

Sweet Ginger Poison by Robert Burton Robinson

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Ginger is the owner of Coreyville Coffee Cakes, a popular bakery in East Texas. Customers drive from miles away to visit the little shop for a taste of her original creations. Its a shock to the whole community when a young man drops dead across town after eating one of her famous cakes.The newly appointed police chief promises to solve the case quickly. And Ginger wants to help him–until he accuses one of her employees of murder. She rejects the crime scenario laid out by the young police chief and secretly determines to solve the crime herself… (more)

Corporate Husband by Beverly Farr

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

To inherit her grandfathers chocolate company, Louisa Brannigan needs a loyal employee to marry her and keep his mouth shut. Justin Reilly seems like the ideal candidate, until he starts changing the rules… (more)