Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 20 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, April 20. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!


The Accident at 13th and Jefferson by Brenda J. Carlton







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Josh Greenwood and his Mom and Dad are walking their neighbors to the corner of 13th and Jefferson after Josh’s 14th birthday party when a careening motorcycle kicks up a rock that kills Bonnie, the mother. But what if the rock killed Tom, the father, instead? Or the accident unfolded differently and Josh was killed? This uplifting tale of middle class family life in America offers all three stories… (more)


Thundersnow by Sheila Hollinghead







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

On her family’s farm in the Deep South, fourteen-year-old Sarah Jane clashes with her mother. At every turn, Momma crushes her daughter’s dreams. Worst of all, Michael Hutchinson’s warm brown eyes witness her humiliation. Sarah Jane must find a way to survive the abuse, for her young brother’s sake as well as her own. When Michael offers her hope, will she have the strength to stand against Momma’s unreasonable demands? If Sarah Jane will only learn to lean, refuge is waiting… in the shadow of the cedar… (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)


The Scavenger’s Daughters by Kay Bratt







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Having survived torture and imprisonment during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily. Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs–Benfu’s work collecting trash. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children. With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu–or possibly his band of headstrong daughters–must find a way… (more)


Trust: A Twisted Wolf Tale by Rene Folsom







Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Beau Shapiro has spent his whole life being called gorgeous, handsome, sexy– every word imaginable to describe his outer appearance. But despite his popularity, he never once lets it all go to his head. He’s holding out for that one girl that has it all–beauty and personality.While out searching for his father, Beau meets Karoline–a woman cursed to be a beast. Striking a deal with her to save his father’s life, Beau is taken to Karoline’s home deep in the mountainous woods to live with her. During his stay, he finds that there’s beauty within the beast… (more)


The Monster Within Idea: A Story Collection by R. Thomas Riley







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to? This collection of 18 stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. ”Attrition” offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely–but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the… (more)


Desired to Death by J. M. Maison







Genre(s): Mystery

The empty nest can be murder!Just ask stay-at-home mom Maggie True whose daughter has just left for college–leaving Maggie with a burning question for her husband Joe: ”Now what am I going to do with the rest of my life? ”Never in her wildest dreams does small-town Maggie imagine the answer will come in the form of a middle-of-the-night call for help from an estranged friend who has just been arrested for the lurid murder of a much-younger lover: A. J. Traverso, AKA Tattoo Boy–a sexy kickboxing instructor who had… (more)


Almost Kings by Max Doty







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

The original novel that inspired the award-winning film, Almost Kings is a gritty, powerful story of the choices that bring two brothers together and tear them apart.With their father lost in anger and self-loathing, James “Truck” Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best as he could, considering he’s just a teenager himself. In return, Ted idolizes his brother.Now, during their one year of high school together, Ted will realize there are troubling aspects to Truck and his friends, The Kings. When the boys assign numbers to each girl at school and begin a dark… (more)


Dive and Fly by Warren Caterson







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Imagine– You were born with a rare condition. Synesthesia. You taste color. You feel sound. Now imagine how that would impact your job. Your love life. Your future.Billy Shakes is a successful writer whose synesthesia helped him create six killer novels. But he has hit a slump so his agent urges him to get out and take his ‘disease’ on the road. Take some risks. Get those creative juices flowing again. He does.Billy meets Maureen at a Florida film festival, and to Billy her shimmering bronze skin tastes of creme brulee. But the barely married Maureen tastes adventure… (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)


Sudan by Ninie Hammon







Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Sudan 2000… The largest nation in Africa has become a killing field–two million tribal people are dead, victims of a brutal civil war or of systematic genocide, massacred by their own government. But that’s not why human rights photojournalist Ron Wolfson is risking his life there. He’s chasing a different story–investigating whispered reports of human trafficking, rumors of women and children in chains, auctioned off to the highest bidder, speculation that thousands of them disappear every day into the shadow world of modern-day slavery and are never seen again.As Ron tracks the phantom story he knows… (more)


The Island of Ted by Jason Cunningham







Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Ted is a mid-tier Hollywood movie producer on the verge of losing his job, and his mind. After a string of personal tragedies, Ted decides to leave it all behind and purchase his own island off the Philippine coast to escape from the evil and violence in the world around him. With technology as his only companion, will Ted find what he’s looking for, or will his past follow him to paradise… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #12, an urban fantasy:
Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel
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