Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 25 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – October 25, 2018

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

Laced In Lies: A Shelby Nichols Adventure by Colleen Helme

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Meet Shelby Nichols, mind reader extraordinaire. A typical day in the life of Shelby Nichols involves cheating husbands, solving the hardest cases for the police, and working for a big time mob-boss, all because of her little secret that she can read minds. It can get complicated, especially considering she has a husband and two kids. Ramos, Uncle Joey’s hit-man, is reluctant to involve Shelby when an acquaintance from his past comes into town. Uncle Joey has a favor to ask Shelby which involves heading to New York City and meeting his estranged relatives. Then there’s Dimples, a… (more)

Gather the Stars by Kimberly Cates

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

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

An English Patriot… British general’s daughter, Rachel de Lacy, is betrothed to Sir Dunstan Wells, the hero of Culloden Moor, a man determined to crush the highlanders forever. When she is kidnapped at an officer’s ball by her fianc’s nemesis — a fierce raider known as the Glen Lyon — she discovers the outlaw is none other than the branded coward Gavin Carstares, Earl of Glenlyon. A Rebel Lord… Haunted by the savagery of war, Gavin intends to use Rachel de Lacy as a bargaining chip to gain freedom and passage to France for the widows and orphans he’s rescued from Sir… (more)

My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he’s raised by a promiscuous mother who can’t stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, he escapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-eyed Heather, and when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she’s been carrying, Malcolm decides to help her. And, this… (more)

The Lost Brother by Sarah Woodbury

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

November 1146. War has come to Gwynedd at the hands of Ranulf, Earl of Chester, who seeks to gain a foothold in Wales against the day peace finally comes to England. On the eve of King Owains counter-assault on Mold Castle, the body of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Gwen is discovered buried in someone elses grave. Even in the midst of war, murder must be investigated, and it falls to Gareth and Gwen to bring the guilty to justice.When their investigation uncovers not only another body, but also treason at the highest levels of… (more)

Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Colton Allyster is relieved to be back home. After a year of rehabilitation, losing his career as a Marine along with his fianc, he’s had to learn quickly what’s really important. Colton grew up wanting to serve his country. Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be. Ever since Gia Caro arrived in the small, sleepy town of Ruby Falls, Tennessee, her life has spiraled out of control. Between losing her grandmother a little more each day to dementia, and her… (more)

The Tilt: Book One in the Tilt Series by M.A. Robbins

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

After a man-made cataclysm called The Tilt kills Jon Streg’s wife and daughter, he becomes a hard-drinking Judge – a combination lawman and executioner – in the Free Nation of Alaska. When he learns that a group of Californians intend to resurrect the failed experiment that caused The Tilt, he hungers for revenge. Forced to band with a rival lawman from an enemy nation-state, he battles foreign mercenaries to track down the madmen before they finish the world for good… (more)

Thirsty for Payback by Marie Astor

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

In a blink of an eye Allyson Roberts loses her fiance, her employment, and her fortune. Just when she seems to have hit the bottom, Ally is recruited by an undercover agency that is interested in her skills. She takes the job with only one goal in mind: payback. Getting even is the only thought on her mind as she convinces herself that her heart has no room for love-or does it? A former top agent in his field, Jake Morrissey has inner demons he can’t put to rest. Now he bides his time as a training instructor. He’s… (more)

A Dream Fufilled – Settlers of South Park – Book 1 by r. William Rogers

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western, Religious

Life on the eastern Kansas plains in the 1850s was tenuous at best. Add to that, marauding bands of thieving Comanches, and a fella would start having notions of moving his clan the heck out of there. With the biggest part of his cattle having been taken by the thieving redskins, Jacob Clarkson and his family load as much of of their household belongings as they can into a couple of prairie schooners and set out on a journey in hopes of relocating the once prosperous cattle ranching endeavor to the high mountain grasslands of present day Colorado. The journey… (more)

Butterface by Gwen Hayes

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, YA

When love isnt lucky…or pretty.The scars on Beths face arent nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside. She was born with hemifacial microsomia and was supposed to feel “lucky” that she wasnt as disfigured as some people.One boy, Lucky OLeary, starts to find the cracks in her hard shell and finds himself falling for her. Only Lucky has a secret–he needs to bring Beth to a “dog dinner” or lose his spot on the team. She cant find out that the guy who brings the ugliest date wins a prize… (more)

Flypaper: Dark Psychological Thriller – Book 1 by C.K. Vile

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Raised in a nightmare-like existence he now recreates in his books, Nick Dawkins wants nothing more than to be left alone. Podunk USA should be far enough away, but for his most passionate fans, the end of the earth is still too close.Danielle, a fan who manages to find him, shows up and his writers block vanishes. Hes inspired. Dreams he didnt know he had are on the brink of coming true.He should know better. Hes the teller of terror. Theres no room in his life for fairytales… (more)