Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, January 12, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Have a great week!


Bridged by Kendra Elliot



Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

After a congressmans tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case–and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan.But once a third body appears and all evidence points to a serial killer, the public furiously clamors for answers–and the couples relationship grows fractured under the pressure. Ava and Mason search in the past for clues that predict the future. And when Avas mentally ill twin spins out…(more)



Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon



Genre(s): Sci-fi

Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom-something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America. In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idahos Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers…(more)



Bon Bons to Yoga Pants by Katie Cross



Genre(s): Romance, Free

Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face. Unfortunately, that’s where it seemed to stop. She’s grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight. With her younger sister’s wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie’s had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn’t what she thought…(more)



Dark Promises by Winter Renshaw



Genre(s): Romance

I have a secret… I don’t care if you like me or not. Insatiable lust for power and control runs thick in my veins. My father served as President of the United States of America — and his father before him. Montgomerys are born to lead and rule, to fear nothing and cower to no one, to make allegiances, not friends. But I digress. With a senate campaign about to launch and presidential aspirations at fever-pitch intensity, imagine my dismay when my strategist tells me I need to “settle down” with a “nice girl” in order to appeal to my…(more)



Grace be a Lady by Heather Blanton



Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Religious

Banished and separated from her son, city-girl Grace has to survive in a cowboy’s world. Maybe it’s time to stop thinking like a lady… and act like a man. Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull, back in Chicago. But if she dares to return home, Bull has promised Grace she’ll never see their son again. She has no choice but to accept her situation–temporarily. Struggling to figure a way to survive, she refuses…(more)



LADY OF CONQUEST: A Medieval Romance by Tamara Leigh



Genre(s): Romance, Historical

England of The Norman Conquest, 1068: Two years have passed since the Battle of Hastings changed the course of a nation. As the defeated Saxons continue to chafe against the yoke of Norman rule, Rhiannyn of Etcheverry finds herself at the center of a rebellion when the conqueror she refuses to wed dies in her arms — cursing her to never know the love of a man or the blessing of children. Certain only her silence can save her people from retaliation, she holds close the dark truth about his death. But when his avenging brother saves her life, she discovers…(more)



The Island of Sea Women: A Novel by Lisa See



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger…(more)



Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal

In Gabino Iglesias’ acclaimed novel, ghosts and old gods guide the hands of those caught up in a violent struggle to save the soul of the American southwest. A man tasked with shuttling children over the border believes the Virgin Mary is guiding him towards final justice. A woman offers colonizer blood to the Mother of Chaos. A boy joins corpse destroyers to seek vengeance for the death of his father. These stories intertwine with those of a vengeful spirit and a hungry creature to paint a timely, compelling, pulpy portrait of revenge, family, and hope…(more)



Bloody Mary – A Thriller by J.A. Konrath



Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory–a killer for whom…(more)



Up the Line by Robert Silverberg



Genre(s): Sci-fi

Its 2059, and former law clerk Jud Elliott finds himself at loose ends-until a chance meeting with a Time Courier gives him the inspiration to become one himself. The job-as a time-traveling guide-gives him the opportunity to indulge his love of Byzantine history, in between shuttling tourists to such monumental events as the crucifixion and the assassination of JFK.But there are strict rules to follow as a Time Courier, put in place to guard against paradoxes and preserve the sanctity of now-time. Jud isnt used to following the rules-especially when faced with…(more)