Handpicked Kindle Books for Nov 16 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Grab Bag Thursday

Happy Thursday, Shelfbuzzers. It’s November 16 and we’re featuring novels in a variety of genres. Happy reading!


Getting In the Spirit: a Sapphire Falls novella by Erin Nicholas







Genre(s): Romance

At least one good thing has come from Levi Spencer’s car accident– it seems to have knocked some sense into him. He’s ready to leave his wild Vegas playboy ways behind and become a new man. And he knows just the place to do it… his brother Joe’s new hometown. He’s never spent time in a place described as quaint or idyllic, and now he intends to revel in every charming, sweet thing he can find. Like the homegrown country girl his brother sets him up with for the Christmas formal. Kate Leggot wants just one great Christmas. After a… (more)


Thief: The Scarab Beetle Series: #1 by C. L. Stone







Genre(s): Thriller, YA

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered… (more)


The Second Bat Guano War: a Hardboiled Spy Thriller by J.M. Porup







Genre(s): Thriller

Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace ”Horse” Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Lima, Peru. Oh, and doing the odd favor for the CIA.When his Agency contact, Pitt Watters, goes missing, Horse’s desperate efforts to find his only friend lead him to a Buddhist ashram on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There Horse uncovers his friend’s involvement with a group of Gaia-worshipping terrorists who want to kill off the human ”disease” infecting the earth.Can Horse find his friend in time? And when he does–will… (more)


Flipping Numbers by Ernest Morris







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

EJ is a normal guy living a normal life, that is until he meets Maria a woman that changes his life forever. Maria teaches him how to make fast money by just flipping a few numbers. EJ quickly goes from a regular joe to a man of power. But he’s forced to learn the hard way that with more money comes more problems and with more problem EJ is forced to keep flipping numbers. Step into EJ’s world where money rules and one bad flip can end your life… (more)


Voice of the Spirit by Charlotte Raine







Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

Tobias and Lauren have been together for four months. They’ve found rhythm in their relationship, but that rhythm comes to an abrupt stop when a body is found nailed to a cross inside Pious Church. As they dig through possible suspects — from religious fanatics to resentful Satanists — they also find themselves reexamining their relationship, trying to figure out if two people with opposite beliefs can stay together. As time begins to run out for their kidnapped singer and the murders begin to pile up, they will have to find a way to resurrect what they had doubted and sacrifice what… (more)


Artful Dodger by Nageeba Davis







Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

Take one funny, wise-cracking artist, one gorgeous, sexy detective, throw in a grisly murder, a little amateur sleuthing, and you have the makings of a wild, romantic, misadventure.Art teacher and sculptor, Maggie Kean, thought she was having a rotten day–burning her toast, stubbing her toe, all before eight in the morning. Things just couldn’t get any worse. At least, not until she discovers her neighbor’s dead body in her front yard. And it didn’t stop there. Before she can claim her innocence, Maggie becomes the prime suspect in the investigation. Now all she has to do is… (more)


Somewhere Over the Freaking Rainbow by L.L. Muir







Genre(s): Religious, Paranormal, Romance, YA

Jamison is crushing on the new girl next door. Bad news–the neighbors are Somerleds–Amish-type cult-members killing off their own. Worse news–she’s next in line for sacrifice. Jamison will have to rise above the coward he thinks he is to get to the bottom of it all.Something is terribly wrong with Skye. She’s experiencing emotions like the mortal teenager she’s pretending to be. When she finally asks the right questions, she finds answers that will rock the Somerled world…… and none of her options include Jamison, the boy who has stolen the heart she was… (more)


The Mine by John A. Heldt







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

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds… (more)


Fade Part 1: Looking Glass by Ann Elizabeth Kolbeck







Genre(s): YA, Paranormal, Historical, Sci-fi

Don’t go out after dark. Stay away from the old graveyards. Burn your dead.Seventeen year old Iris Doyen knew all the rules of her world–a world where Queen Victoria was presented with a caged vampire on her Golden Jubilee and magician-priests haunt the corridors of the Vatican. But when Iris discovers that her mother has been lying about her father’s death, she also learns that the world she thought she knew is only half of the story–and that all the rules are about to change.Now Iris must undertake a journey across the untamed Dakota Territories… (more)


Scavengers by Steven F Havill







Genre(s): Western, Mystery

A body is found in the unforgiving New Mexico desert, its face so smashed that identification is impossible. It’s the beginning of a brutal murder spree that will take Posadas County’s new undersheriff, Estelle Reyes-Guzman, into a case with roots on both sides of the border.Retired Sheriff Bill Gastner, now a state livestock inspector, is still close at hand to provide unerring logic and horse sense as Reyes-Guzman attempts to identify the ”Juan” Doe. Another body turns up in a shallow grave, revealing little about the killer, but more about the victims. And when a suspicious fire… (more)


The Scarecrow: A Supernatural Thriller by Scott Nicholson







Genre(s): Horror

When Katy Logan moves her troubled teen daughter Jett to the Appalachian community of Solom, she envisions a peaceful rural lifestyle on her new husband’s farm.But there’s more to Solom than she ever imagined. Gordon Smith’s first wife Rebecca died under mysterious circumstances, and Katy believes her spirit is still in the house. Gordon’s great-grandfather was a horseback preacher who vanished while on a mission one wintry night, and local lore holds that he returns from time to time seeking vengeance. And Gordon teases Katy and Jett with a story about a wicked scarecrow that comes in from… (more)


Broken Wings by Mara Jacobs







Genre(s): Thriller

I could tell you my name, but then I’d have to kill you. Forced to live in seclusion, my only contact with the outside world is with my online chat buddies. I give out different screen names with every person except with one: Confessor. To him, and only him, my name is Blackbird. He is my soul mate. At least online.I make a living buying and selling used computers. Usually I can just ignore the stuff that’s left on the machine by the previous owner, but the desktop picture on my newest acquisition stops me cold. It’s the face… (more)