Handpicked Kindle Books for Jan 30 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – January 30, 2018

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!


Marking Time by April White

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Free

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything… a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals… (more)


Star Soldiers by Andre Norton

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Andre Norton-Grand Mistress of science fiction-presents a grand tapestry of the far-flung interstellar future, in which the first starships from Earth have burst out into the universe . . . only to run straight into the restraining grasp of the stagnant alien federation known as Central Control.Only as interstellar mercenaries can humans go to the stars; the aliens who already dominate the galaxy allow no other recourse. But when Swordsman Third Class Kana Karr and his comrades-in-arms are betrayed and abandoned on a hostile world by their alien masters, the warriors from Earth begin a desperate but… (more)


Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Ginny McKensie’s life is spiraling out of control. Finished with college, she should have been planning her wedding. After all, Ginny and Josh were made for each other — everyone said so. Except the love of her life didn’t agree. Now Ginny is back in her hometown, unwillingly single, and stuck in a dead-end job. When she discovers she’s pregnant, Ginny is convinced her life is ending. Instead of planning a future with Josh, she’s learning the truth about morning sickness, juggling bills, and seeing just how far designer jeans can stretch.Her life-plan never included dating again, or… (more)


Not Over You: by Amanda Torrey

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

She’s running from a painful past. Can he catch her and help her heal? Savannah Grace left her hometown after the traumatic death of her young brother ten years ago. Fresh out of high school, she trudged through life under a shroud of guilt and shame. She couldn’t face her family after what she did, and she knew she didn’t deserve happiness.Quentin Elliott became a paramedic so he could save people. He hadn’t been able to help his high school girlfriend’s brother, but he vowed to prevent as many tragedies as possible. He managed to build a life without… (more)


An Invitation to Scandal: Book 1 by Kelly Boyce

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Free

Three gentleman friends are forced into marriages in recompense for their past sins and scandals. One must marry for redemption, the other for money, and the last for honor.Nicholas Sheridan, Viscount Roxton, is as wicked as they come, but when his sinful actions result in the death of one of his peers, guilt forces him to change his scandalous ways and seek redemption through marriage to a proper lady.Miss Abigail Laytham is a lady on a mission, determined to see the man responsible for her beloved uncle’s death pay. But revenge has its price, and with scandal courting… (more)


Agent Hill by James Hunt

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

The GSF is a covert spy agency that has a presence all over the world. They operate beyond the scope of governments, corporations and politics. They’re the good guys who make sure the bad guys don’t blow anything up. Agent Sarah Hill is the best field agent the GSF has ever seen, and while she may have a few reprimands *cough* 43 *cough* there isn’t anyone her boss, Mack Farr, trusts more to get the job done. So when one of Mack’s oldest friends is murdered, she’s sent to investigate which leads her down the rabbit hole of bigger problems… (more)


Karma by Nikki Sex

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Sometimes love has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with karma… Marcy Paget worked full-time putting her husband through University. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger, leaving Marcy to raise their four year old daughter on her own. Even though Marcy knows she is better off alone than with a cheating husband who doesn’t love her, she is still struggling to make ends meet. When an ethical dilemma presents itself she makes a choice – never realizing the incredible karmic chain of events that will… (more)


Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s–and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find… (more)


Burned Too Hot: A Thriller by Ann Voss Peterson

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

A SERIAL ARSONISTSomeone is setting fire to the town of Lake Loyal, Wisconsin, one building at a time. And Police Chief Valerie Ryker, and her former love, Assistant Fire Chief David Lund, have a hunch who’s behind it.A SPECTER FROM THE PASTSerial Killer Dixon Hess almost destroyed Val’s life, along with everyone close to her. He’s vowed revenge. But how can his influence of evil still be spreading when he’s safely locked up in the county jail? AN INNOCENT CHILDThe link is a kidnapped toddler. Hess’s son. And some people will stop at nothing to see… (more)


With This Curse: A Novel of Victorian Romantic Suspense by Amanda DeWees

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Can a curse strike twice in a woman’s life? In 1854, teenaged chambermaid Clara Crofton was dismissed from Gravesend Hall for having fallen in love with Richard Blackwood, the younger son of the house. Alone in the world, Clara found a tenuous position as a seamstress, but she always blamed the Gravesend curse for the disaster that had befallen her–and for Richard’s death soon after in the Crimean War.A proposal… Now, more than eighteen years later, Richard’s twin brother, Atticus, seeks out Clara with a strange proposal: if she will marry him and live with him as his… (more)


Pulling Home: That Second Chance, Book 1 by Mary Campisi

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance. Pulling Home is Book One of That Second Chance Series. It is also the prequel to Mary’s bestselling family saga, A Family Affair: The Promise, Truth in Lies, Book Seven. She’ll risk anything to save her child… even the truth. It’s taken nine… (more)


Green Eyes in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery by A.R. Winters

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

When cupcake-loving croupier and private investigator Tiffany Black witnesses a handsome, green-eyed man making a getaway after an art heist, she finds her normally chaotic life becoming even more complicated.Tiffany flits between her two new cases: investigating the missing Van Gogh, and the murder of a Hollywood starlet with a secret life. When her investigation takes an intriguing turn and a man with mesmerizing green eyes comes into her life, Tiffany starts to wonder if this man might be the missing link between both crimes…When her octogenarian friend Glenn starts dating a very inappropriate woman, and… (more)


Southern Peach Pie and A Dead Guy by A. Gardner

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

From debut author A. Gardner comes a deliciously dangerous new series…After an injury derails Poppy Peters’ ballet career, she gathers the courage to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and attend Calle Pastry Academy in a small-town Georgia. Poppy has her work cut out for her not only fitting in with her charming (and not-so-charming ) Southern classmates but also proving her worth to her teachers after her first publicly humiliating attempt a making the school’s famous peach pie. But Poppy’s pastry problems go from bad to worse when she’s suddenly accused of stealing expensive black truffles, and… (more)