Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 26 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 26, 2018

Happy Friday, Shelfbuzzers. All books are priced at $5 or less (at time of posting) and the free books are marked as such. We also have a new feature called the Shelfbuzz Score which is our rating (1-10) based on quality, propularity, and professionalism. Enjoy!

All Fired Up by Elle Kennedy

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

He’s ready to lead the wayAs the owner of DreamMakers Inc., Parker Wilson takes the skills he learned as a Ranger to help men win in the love department, using every resource available to plan the perfect date. But when a routine recon turns into an unexpected night of fiery passion, Parker’s mission becomes personal — and he won’t give up until Lynn Davidson is all his. She’s more than willing to followLynn is a goner from the moment she lays eyes on the delectable Parker. She’s tired of sticking to the straight and narrow. It’s time to walk on the… (more)

In Times Like These: A Time Travel Adventure by Nathan Van Coops

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

We broke something. How do you break time? Can something so bad happen that you fracture the world? ” Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What’s worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they’re not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead. When Ben meets an enigmatic scientist and his charming, time-traveling daughter, salvation seems at hand, but escaping the dangers of the past may lead to a deadly future. If he hopes to save his friends, Ben must learn… (more)

Vivian’s List by Haleigh Lovell

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Her brother’s best friend. A list. A love story. After ending a horrible, scarring relationship, Vivian embraces her freedom by making a sexual bucket list. When her brother’s best friend, Liam, finds it, sparks fly and hearts open. Can Vivian heal one steamy encounter at a time… (more)

Gun Men by Michael Newton

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Western

When you make your living by the gun, it’s only a matter of time before your past catches up with you. Sloan has faced Lucas before, but this time it’s not just his life on the line. This time, six innocent families will also pay the ultimate price… (more)

The Merrow of Lake Michigan

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Sci-fi

Joey Fagan is certain of only two things. The mayor of Chicago will be assassinated at the end of the week, and she is stuck in the year 1893. What she doesn’t know is how she landed 100 years back in time, or why Peter Hastings, the man trying to help her, shares some eerie similarities to her dead husband.When Joey, perhaps unwisely, revealed the year of her origins it didn’t sit well with her host. Her effort to convince him by predicting the mayor’s murder only made matters worse. Now her sanity is in question, and everything she… (more)

The Cowboy Inherits a Bride by Cora Seton

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

When Sunshine Patterson loses her Chicago home, job and boyfriend in one day, she needs a backup plan, fast. Luckily her Aunt Cecily has provided her with the perfect combination living and restaurant space to start over. Even though the building is located in small town Chance Creek, Montana, Sunshine is certain it’s only a matter of time before she’s back to take the big city by storm. When she arrives in Chance Creek, however, she gets a surprise. Her restaurant space — and apartment — are occupied by a rival to her inheritance: the incredibly sexy, incredibly wrong for her, Cole… (more)

Before Bethlehem by James J. Flerlage

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Religious, Historical

This spellbinding work of historical fiction offers the eyewitness account of 15-year-old James, son of Joseph bar Jacob, and the dangerous and heartrending choices his family must make in the days leading up to Joseph’s relationship with Mary, and the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.With crisp prose, tangible description and thought-provoking insights, Before Bethlehem takes readers on a vivid journey to the dusty Galilean village of Nazareth, where Joseph is summoned by Rabbi Boethus, a Sadducean high priest, to marry an orphaned virgin in Jerusalem. By accepting the Rabbi’s request, Joseph unknowingly thrusts himself and his… (more)

Faking It by Leah Marie Brown

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Haven’t you ever told a little lie in the name of love? Vivia Grant couldn’t be happier. She has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie… When Vivia’s fiance discovers the truth, he ends their engagement–via text–and uses his connections to get her fired. Unemployed and heartbroken, Vivia begins planning her new… (more)

Come Home to Me: A Homefront Novella by Jessica Scott

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

From USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott comes an all new novella about a woman who came back from war changed and the man who loves her enough not to let her go. All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left – and she doesn’t know if she can love him anymore.But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie… (more)

Stigma by Philip Hawley Jr

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

When science surrenders to man’s darkest impulses, who will protect the innocents? In Los Angeles, a young Mayan boy with a blue-crescent-moon tattoo dies mysteriously. In Central America, a puzzling illness is spreading among Mayan tribal villages.And soon, E. R. physician Luke McKenna will discover the link between these events and demons from his dark past. The secrets that haunt Luke are about to pull him and the woman he loves into a terrifying house of mirrors where nothing is as it first appears. Time is running out, and only by reawakening the ghost of Luke McKenna’s… (more)

The Nostradamus File by Alex Lukeman

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

The murder of a Paris bookseller who has discovered a lost manuscript of prophecies by Nostradamus sends Nick Carter, Selena Connor and the Project on a global hunt for the fabled Ark of the Covenant. The prophecies lead them to the Holy Land and deep into the secrets of the ancient Order of the Knights Templar.The Ark is part of a plan to trigger war and a new Crusade in the Middle East. The men behind the plot have no problem killing anyone who gets in the way, including Nick and Selena. At the same time that people are… (more)

The Walk by Lee Goldberg

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Can books be better than TV? You bet they can — when Lee Goldberg’s writing them. Get aboard now for a thrill ride,” New York Times bestselling author Lee ChildIt’s one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be… (more)

Raw Justice: A Jenny Lane Thriller by Diane Capri

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Three unlikely events explode thrusting young lawyer Jennifer Lane into the abyss of her family’s secret history.Bio-Medical researcher Gilbert Irwin is killed when his car is forced off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge by an unidentified driver in a dark blue Jaguar. Ronald and Lila Walden’s daughter disappears from her Tampa apartment. Jennifer Lane is mysteriously plucked from obscurity to represent Russell Denton, Tampa’s most successful mogul, to retrieve a stolen drug formula worth billions.Unraveling the connections, Jennifer falls into a disastrous romance with Blake Denton, Russell Denton’s nephew and heir. A bewildering maze of betrayal, intrigue, and… (more)