Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 23 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – November 23, 2018

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Have a great Black Friday (if you are into that sort of thing).

The Senator: A Blake Jordan Thriller by Ken Fite

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

On the evening that Senator James Keller is set to receive his party’s nomination for President of the United States, a kidnapper initiates a brilliant plan to stream the senator’s execution for the world to see. Ex-Navy SEAL and federal agent Blake Jordan sets out to rescue his friend and mentor along with his partner, Agent Jami Davis. Against all odds, Jordan must untangle the web of confusion to find the senator before it’s too late.In this action-packed debut novel, Ken Fite has written a roller-coaster of a thriller sure to keep you turning the pages… (more)

The Course of Empire by Eric Flint

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny–and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, who are sending a genocidal extermination fleet to the solar system. Humanitys only chance rests with an unusual pair of allies: a young Jao prince, newly arrived to Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers.But both are under pressure from the opposing forces–a cruel Jao viceroy on one side, determined to drown all opposition in blood; a reckless human resistance on the other, perfectly prepared to shed… (more)

Burn for You by J.T. Geissinger

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

A classic fairy tale gets a sexy, edgy twist. Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum — money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract — and a stunning ring. The heir to a… (more)

Empire by Michael R. Hicks

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

EMPIRE is the coming-of-age story of Reza Gard, a young boy of the Human Confederation who is swept up in the century-long war with the alien Kreelan Empire. Nightmarish female warriors with blue skin, fangs, and razor sharp talons, the Kreelans have technology that is millennia beyond that of the Confederation, yet they seek out close combat with sword and claw, fighting and dying to honor their god-like Empress.Captured and enslaved, Reza must live like his enemies in a grand experiment to see if humans have souls, and if one may be the key to… (more)

I Am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

Her life would be marked by scandal and suspicion, worship and adoration–At the tender age of fourteen, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Proving herself an astute confidante, she becomes her fathers chief political asset–and reluctantly enters into an advantageous marriage to a prominent military officer. Her mother tells her, ”It is possible for a woman to influence public affairs,” reminding Livia that–while she possesses a keen sense for the machinations of the Roman senate–she must also remain patient and practical.But patience and practicality disappear from Livias… (more)

Rings of Passage: A Time Travel Novel with Richard III by Karla Tipton

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

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

Anise Wynford stumbles down the porch steps of her farmhouse in 21st century Massachusetts and into the nightmare of a raging battlefield of armor and sword fighting. When she later awakens in a medieval forest in the presence of a gallant white knight, their connection is immediate. Concerned for her safety, the knight carries her to his castle. Her knight turns out to be King Richard III, the villain of Shakespeare’s most famous play. The truth dawns that she has been transported through time by a magic ring. As Anise navigates the complex rules of politics and etiquette in the… (more)

Wilde Magic

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.4 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

While gallivanting around Europe, artist and happy hippie, Charlize Baron-Wilde meets a charming and princely knight who awakens the romantic yearnings locked away inside her heart. But who is this romantic hero? Caleb Tyler Merrill is not a happy camper. Restless, and dissatisfied he happens upon an American wild child stealing peanut butter from his pantry. Nothing in his life is ever the same after that. Their sexy Roman affair however did not have a happy ending. Secret identities. Manipulation. Desire. Fascination. Regret. All intersect in the wrong place and at the worst possible time. Torn apart by pride… (more)

Sacrifice by Carolyn Arnold

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Free

When the son of business tycoon Marcus Randall washes up on the shore of the Bradshaw River, Detective Madison Knight must sacrifice everything–including her career–to find justice for the “perfect murder.”With Randall already on the radar of the Secret Service for fraud and counterfeiting, the investigation sheds new light and they require the full cooperation of the Stiles PD. But with power and money to back him, Marcus has a reach that extends right inside the police department.If Madison’s going to find out the truth, she’ll have to sort through the lies and balance diplomacy with… (more)

Resistance: Hathe Book One by Mary Brock Jones

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.3 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

When two, opposed worlds must fight for their very survival, what chance is there for a pair of duty-plagued lovers caught in the middle? Five long years ago, the Terran invaders appeared in the skies above Hathe and life on that peaceful and wealthy planet changed forever. Now, the time has come to throw the invaders out. The Hathians are about to reclaim Hathe.Hamon Radcliff is one of those Terrans. He must use any means available to keep Hathe in Terran control, no matter how much he hates it, for Earth cannot survive without the urgonium found only… (more)

Blood Skies by Steven Montano

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

In a world where nightmares stalk the earth and the few survivors must battle the vampire legions of the Ebon Cities, a team of soldiers races to save mankind when a traitor threatens to destroy the future of humanity. Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, and his mission is to pursue the witch called Red across the wastelands. His hunt takes him through haunted forests and blighted tundra, into war-torn cities and to the edge of a twisted necropolis. And before the journey is done Cross will uncover the dark origins of magic, and… (more)