Handpicked Kindle Books for Aug 17 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, August 17. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Becoming Us: College love never hurt so good. by Amy Daws

Genre(s): Romance

The dreaded friend-zone… The last place I ever want to be with college basketball God, Jake LaShae. I am losing my mind trying to figure out what this gorgeous and confident man wants from me. I need to break through his walls. What is it about me that makes him not go there? What am I lacking? When a mind-blowing betrayal knocks the wind out of me, and I think I can’t feel any lower… Brody stumbles into my path — barefoot no less, and sexy as hell. His direct and mouth-watering swagger is a breath of fresh… (more)

Rings On Her Fingers by ReGina Welling

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Julie Hayward was not a believer in the paranormal. Newly engaged with a photography career just starting to take off, her life is almost comfortable. The only thing she lacks is enough money to repair the family home. But, when her best friend, Gustavia, drags her to a visit with a psychic thinking it will be a fun engagement gift, things get really crazy. A ghostly encounter provides a cryptic clue to the location of the lost family fortune and a warning that her fianc is not what he seems. Launched into a wild adventure, Julie must learn to listen… (more)

To Catch a Bouquet by Carolyn Brown

Genre(s): Romance

A straight-talking redhead, a tried-and-true cowboy, and a magical week on the high seas. Annie Grace Thomas would rather be hauling hay than spending a week on a cruise ship, no matter how spectacular it happens to be… at least until she meets Clint. Clint McCall wouldn’t be on that ship if it weren’t for his parents’ wedding anniversary and vow renewal — a family celebration he couldn’t possibly refuse to join. But when a bouquet unexpectedly comes sailing through the air at him — and he looks down at the cute little redhead who is holding the other… (more)

#Nerd by Cambria Hebert

Genre(s): Romance, YA

Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together… In more ways than one. She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship. But that’s about to change. It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge. Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple. Stick to your circle. And never fall in love with anyone on the outside… (more)

The Secret of the Elements by CHRISTOS TSOTSOS

Genre(s): Fantasy, Sci-fi

A bipolar scientist tells the story of his best friend, an atheist avant-garde composer, who has to negotiate with the devil on his grandmother’s soul sale. The 99-year-old woman managed the unthinkable by tricking the devil when she sold him her soul. In order for the transaction to be completed, the devil has to negotiate with the keeper of that soul, her grandson Bartholomew (Barto) Marshal.By doing so the young composer gains access to the secret of the elements. His mind ages one million years and through music and mathematics he envisions the evolution of humanity… (more)

Whirlwind by Larissa Ladd

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Aira has always known that on her 23rd birthday her powers as an elemental would come into full bloom. But she didn’t know of her grandmother’s plans for an arranged marriage. The rationale? Marriage will protect Aira from those who want her dead or under their control. She’s even got two candidates lined up–Dylan and Aiden, two brothers who have “volunteered” to protect Aira as she comes into her full transformation. There’s no doubt the brothers are jump alive gorgeous, but how much danger, really, could she be in–unless she counted the handsome brothers and the danger they… (more)

A Beautiful Struggle by Lilliana Anderson

Genre(s): Romance

Katrina Mahoney lives in Western Sydney, Australia. She has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina … except watch her get hurt again.That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work… (more)

When the City Sleeps by Marilyn Grey

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

With a passion for hockey, but disdain for media attention, Sawyer Reed tries to rebuild his life after fame by reconnecting with his estranged brother in NYC. While there, he meets an odd girl who won’t take no for an answer.Nora Maddison is doing her best to maintain some level of normalcy while rising to fame quicker than she anticipated. As she disguises herself and meanders about the city, she finds a mysterious man who refuses to give her the time of day.Eventually, the two find solace in their late night conversations, but when their true identities are… (more)

I Have People by Taylor Dean

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Holly Sinclair is happily married to the love of her life, Gabriel. Young and in love, Holly hopes to have their first child soon. Of course, Gabriel wants to wait till Holly’s health is restored, much to Holly’s dismay. She feels perfectly fine. So what if she just woke up from an eight-month coma? So what if some of her memories are missing? She remembers Gabe and that’s all that matters, right? That is, until HE enters her life again . . . she forgot about HIM… (more)

Marked by Sarah Fine

Genre(s): Romance, Sci-fi

In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know–including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis–is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are “Marked” by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain.Unaware of Cacy’s other life, Eli finds himself as mesmerized by his fierce and beautiful partner as he is mistrustful… (more)

The Solomon Twist by Dan Hammond

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

In the west Texas town of Solomon in 1965, Mazel doesn’t have many options being unwed, pregnant, and unemployed–due to being unwed and pregnant. When she finds herself in early labor with two men laying claim to the title of father, an unexpected situation arises. Mazel discovers she is having twins.Jump to 1991 when Mazel’s husband, known as Daddy Two, is found dead in their living room. Who shot Daddy Two? That question acts as a loose backdrop throughout the novel as suspects come to the forefront. But deeper questions of identity, reunion, and recovery gain traction, transforming… (more)

Henry and Tom: A Unique Rescue Novel by Michael Atkins

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Is it possible to develop a powerful bond between animal and human? Henry and Tom explores the world of animal emotions and the powerful bonds that can develop between animals and humans.In 1995 Tom, a spokesman at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, was involved in rescuing a beached juvenile sperm whale near San Diego, California.Tom names the whale Henry and the two form a strong emotional bond during the rescue. Twenty years later, Tom’s sailboat sinks on a solo voyage from San Francisco to Hawaii, and he and Henry are reunited thousands of miles from land. Henry rescues Tom… (more)