Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 17 Judged by Their Covers

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

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

Edgewood by Karen McQuestion

Genre(s): YA, Paranormal

Wandering the dark streets at night is Russ Becker’s way of dealing with his relentless insomnia and the angst of life. But that changes forever the night he witnesses a strange astronomical event, then discovers he’s developed incredible superpowers.And he’s not alone. Three others in his town–sexy Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia–have had the same experience and acquired intriguing powers of their own. As if Mallory isn’t special enough with her good looks and high IQ, now she can control peoples’ minds. Jameson thinks he’s the coolest because he moves objects with his thoughts, and shy… (more)

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn

Genre(s): YA

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush’s life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it’s next fairytale victim.To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until… (more)

Ethan Justice: Origins by Simon Jenner

Genre(s): Thriller

Look inside the book for details of how to claim your copy of the sequel “Ethan Justice: Relentless” ***In the morning, he’s struggling to remember. By the evening, he’s struggling to survive. John Smith’s risk avoidance policy just expired!Waking up beside the gorgeous Savannah Jones, John is shocked to learn she was for hire, and he can’t pay the price – a thousand pounds or broken legs.In desperation, he turns to best friend, Mark, for the money.Only one problem – Mark has a dagger in his back.John and Savannah are plunged into a dangerous world where wits and adrenaline are… (more)

The Broken Sky: A Paranormal Dark Fantasy Adventure by Andrew P. Mayer

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

Betsey’s life was pure disappointment until an angel tumbled out from a crack in the sky.Betsey Weisz dreamed of being a fashion designer in New York, but instead she’s a failure: the cashier at a run-down diner off the Jersey Turnpike. When she hoped for a different and better life, she never dreamed that things would take a dramatic and permanent turn for the weird. First came the explosion of cosmic lightning over the parking lot. Before she knew it, the blast transformed a geriatric gangster into a spider-monster with a taste for souls – especially Betsey’s. Lucky… (more)

Casual Friday: A Short Story Prequel to The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn

Genre(s): Thriller

Casual Friday is the story of hit man John Lago’s very first assignment as a recruit with Human Resources, Inc., a placement agency that sends assassins, disguised as interns, to take out high-level targets under cover of corporate invisibility. John will go on to become the most successful intern in HR’s history… (more)

925 by A.E. Milius

Genre(s): Thriller

Delve deep into the minds of a CIA agent avenging the death of his MI6 partner, the serial killer that did it, and the serial killer’s son, who’s out to make a killing of his own to set his father up for failure. Highly suspenseful and thrilling, 925 resonates as an at times psychotic tale of revenge. Gregory Belittled breaks from his nine-to-five life by making a fortune coming up with an anti-skimming mechanism for the Bank of Las Vegas and uses it to buy everything he needs to take his father down… (more)

The Fixer, Season 1, Episode 1: by Rex Carpenter

Genre(s): Thriller

JC Bannister calls himself a solutionist. His clients call him a fixer. His enemies, a hitman for hire. For the right price, he’ll fix your problem.A call comes in. A meeting in a bar. A contract is agreed upon. But when the contract is for killing a US Senator, Bannister’s problems are just beginning. Worst of all, JC thinks he’s being set up. But the why and the who is just out of his reach.Bannister must find out who is behind the double-cross, complete the contract and satisfy his very powerful client before his solution changes the… (more)

The Bullet List: The Saving Bailey Trilogy #1 by Nikki Roman

Genre(s): Thriller

A vicious bully. An abusive, alcoholic mother. A father behind bars.High school Sophomore Bailey Sykes is just trying to make it through another day. But when life starts to spiral out of control, and the suffering she endures becomes too much to bear, she writes a list– a list that cannot be unwritten. This crumpled piece of paper is more terrifying than a knife or gun. The names are marked with small ovals, shaped like bullets– like the bullets Bailey plans to take their lives with.It’s as if by writing their names down, I have already taken their… (more)

Olympus Rises by Jim Roberts

Genre(s): Thriller

Afghanistan, 2014. Two weeks before the final withdrawal of all Coalition forces, a small unit of Army Rangers is attacked and destroyed by a Private Army known only as Olympus. The survivors are captured and held in a fortress in the Pamir Mountains of Kazinistan. There, they must effect a daring escape from their captors and at the same time find the secret of the mysterious Code of War.This exciting, action-packed yarn with a sci-fi twist is filled to the brim with high-tech adventure! Olympus Rises leads directly into the blockbuster sequel, The Peacemakers, available now… (more)

The Shadow Chaser #1 by John Matthews

Genre(s): Thriller

Andre Lemoine, one of the world’s leading geneticists, is on the verge of the medical breakthrough of the century: a link with rare primates that could unlock a vital key in the search for a cure for AIDS and cancer.But part of Andre’s quest is driven by a pressing medical threat within his own family, and when his breakthrough brings him into conflict with two ambitious ruthless rivals – it plunges Andre into the race of his life; a race which takes Andre from the dark jungles of Africa and Brazil to the seamy backstreets of Paris and Philadelphia. A… (more)

Alexa – Legionnaire: Prequel to Alexa – The Series by Arno Joubert

Genre(s): Thriller

Meet Alexa Guerra. Circumstances beyond her control have forced her to become a killer, the perfect assassin. And now she is hellbent on revenge against those who are hunting her.Zachary Cohen is one of the good guys.A skilled computer programmer, there’s not a code he can’t break, a firewall he can’t defeat. He’s a captain in the Israeli military who takes on some of the world’s most unscrupulous criminals. And in that capacity, he works alongside the most talented and best-equipped agents in the world.Until he uses his skills against his own, and they turn on… (more)

White Bones by Graham Masterton

Genre(s): Mystery

An ancient Irish mystery, and a ritualistic modern-day killer: Ireland’s first female detective Katie Maguire must find the connection. The first in a mystery series from a master of horror.One wet November morning, a field on Meagher’s Farm gives up the dismembered bones of 11 women. In this part of Ireland, unmarked graves are common, but these bones date to 1915, long before the Troubles. What’s more, these bones bear the marks of a meticulous executioner. These women were almost certainly skinned alive. Detective Katie Maguire, of the Cork Garda, is used to dead bodies. But this is wholesale… (more)

Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait

Genre(s): Mystery

It’s hard to imagine anything bad ever happening in picturesque Haven Harbor, Maine–until a famous face rolls into town and unthreads some very dark secrets… Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers are all too familiar with the Gardener estate. The crumbling Victorian mansion, known as “Aurora,” has been sitting vacant for nearly twenty-five years–and some say it’s haunted by the ghost of Jasmine Gardener, the teenage girl who died there in 1970 under mysterious circumstances… Harbor Haven is abuzz with excitement when Hollywood actress Skye West decides to buy Aurora and sell off its furnishings. And Angie… (more)

The Juggling Act: A Romantic Comedy by Carol Maloney Scott

Genre(s): Romance

Now that her dating days are finally behind her, Claire is enjoying a blissful life with her new husband and baby boy. Gone are the drunken nights in impractical shoes, and Internet dates with men who lose their hair… and their pants.Unfortunately, she’s discovering that life as a married, working mom isn’t turning out to be the perfect happily ever after she dreamed about. She adores her little boy, but her husband’s behavior is about to make him eligible for the Most Disappointing Spouse of the Year Award. His unwillingness to help around the house and his slacker work… (more)

Dream Alice by Angela N. Perry

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Dream Alice is the mysterious tale of a lonely girl lost in her own world. Alice’s closest friend is a purple journal purchased from a deceased man’s house clearance, in which her scribblings of love, loss and dreams can be found.When she starts experiencing vivid dreams she questions why her imagination would be so cruel as to give her the love of her life in amongst them.Before long Alice is searching for answers, are the dreams in fact dreams or something else entirely? Is her Prince Charming real or only inside her head? And why does her extremely lucid dreaming… (more)