Handpicked Kindle Books for Jul 2 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, July 2. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Closure: Jack Randall #1 by Randall Wood

Genre(s): Thriller

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail… (more)

Face Off: The Assassins series, book 1 by P.J. Mercedsen

Genre(s): Thriller

Every man has his limitations. Even assassins.The problem is their limitations are each other.Readers who enjoy suspenseful crime fiction with some dark humor and irony are sure to enjoy The Assassins, a series that show the ”bad” guys can be fun and thrilling to read about.Book 1: Face OffWhen life is worthless, death has a price.Two loners who make their living bringing death.One, a kid new to the game, sees himself as a gift to the world of assassins.The other, a veteran of the craft, is a feared and respected hitman for one… (more)

Possess by J.A. Howell

Genre(s): Thriller, Romance, Paranormal

Book One of The Possess Saga*Stumbling off the bus in Midtown, Harley Martin thought she found an escape from her old life.She soon realizes it was anything but that.Low on cash and options, she manages to find herself a cheap but surprisingly nice apartment. The catch? The last tenant, Brody Walsh,killed himself.Or did he? As disturbing dreams and hauntings start to occur, Harley realizes there may be much more behind the previous tenant’s death than a simple suicide. She finds her life further entangled with his when she learns that her new boss, Nolan, was… (more)

Dark Fate: The Gathering by Matt Howerter

Genre(s): Fantasy

Volume one of the Dark Fate Chronicles.An arranged marriage.A lost heir to the dwarven throne.An ancient undead seeks to manipulate four unlikely heroes.Princess Sloane is to become a queen. Her marriage will unite the last two human kingdoms of Orundal. As it is not a marriage of choice but of necessity, she struggles with the responsibility laid before her, not knowing that the sacrifice she makes for her homeland will be but the first that she must endure.Her twin sister, Princess Sacha, has been called from her studies at the Monastery to support Sloane in… (more)

The Waiting Booth by Brinda Berry

Genre(s): YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal…Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High–find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But… (more)

You’re Busting My Nuptials by Ann Everett

Genre(s): Romance

After almost five years, widow and single mother, Tizzy Donovan finally met the man of her dreams in Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper. But when he fails to show up for their wedding, she refuses to believe it’s by choice. To help find her missing groom, she enlists first cousin Jinx Monroe, and best friends, Rayann Tatum and Synola Harper. Once the investigation begins, it’s not long until the foursome is dealing with clowns, yard gnomes, strippers, and a Baptist deacon.Even a car chase and gun fight can keep head-strong Tizzy from claiming her happily-ever-after. All she needs… (more)

Beautiful Oblivion by Addison Moore

Genre(s): Romance, YA

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Addison MooreCosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “… easy, frothy fun!”Beautiful OblivionIt was supposed to be just for the summer–Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always… (more)

When You’re Ready by J.L. Berg

Genre(s): Romance

Years after suffering the tragic loss of her husband, Ethan, which left her alone to raise their young daughter, Clare Murray still holds the last letter he wrote with the words “When You’re Ready” written in his familiar messy handwriting, unable to break its weathered seal. Ready for what? He was her entire world, and Clare had accepted a life without him, without love. Until years later, fate brings her to an emergency room, and face to face with a stormy-eyed doctor intent on changing her mind.Son of a billionaire, Logan Matthews has spent his life trying to… (more)

Black Sands by Carl Goodman

Genre(s): Thriller

On Zero Day there can only be one winner.”I want my money” he screamed.He pointed the gun at Jackie Aziz.”You. I recognise you. Why did you say that? Why did you say that about the bank? “She knelt. Frozen, too scared to move or speak. He snapped open the barrel.”You really are going to tell me,” he whispered, and slipped another blood-red round into the gun.Danny Bowen is the reluctant hacktivist who founded Nameless, the collective with attitude and ability whose exposure of global surveillance shook the world. But bringing down governments wasn’t part of Danny’s… (more)

The Denver Cereal by Claudia Hall Christian

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Invited to her ex-husband’s engagement party, Jillian Roper shows up in thigh-high leather boots.And Denver Cereal begins.”Claudia Hall Christian has woven a lush tapestry of family love and loyalty which reminds us how devastating life can be without them. The spellbinding characters of Denver Cereal have come to occupy a large piece of my heart.” – S. Parker” ” – Silent Partner”I love Denver Cereal. I can’t get enough of it. I look forward to reading it every week!!!” L. Richards”Denver Cereal : Every box is an adventure.” M. PowellDenver Cereal is a serial fiction set in… (more)

Me Without You by Kelly Rimmer

Genre(s): Romance

An unforgettable tale that I couldn’t recommend more.’ 5/5 GirlsLovetoRead.comIf you enjoyed Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, One Day by David Nicholls, or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – then make time for Kelly Rimmer’s stunning, heartbreaking new novel Me Without You.A story of how love can break our hearts – and heal them.A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close.Lilah MacDonald – beautiful, opinionated, stubborn and all kinds of wonderful in ways that words could never quite capture. The woman who taught me to… (more)

Anna’s Bear: 5 Days of Moral Conflict And Pursuit, Nazi Germany, 1939 by O.W. Shumaker

Genre(s): Historical

Winner: Lyra Aware for Best Historical Fiction Germany. 1939. Young Inga Salzer hardens her heart and prostitutes herself to the Nazi Lebensborn program which drives toward the expansion of the Aryan race. Now pregnant by an SS officer, she proudly anticipates offering her “sacred child of good blood” to the Third Reich. Fifteen year old Max Drexel immerses himself in the brutal sports of the Hitler Youth and absorbs its worship of the Fuehrer and of Nature. To further his career ambitions, Steffin Lindeman drifts toward an embrace of Positive Christianity which mingles the traditional Gospel with an ardor for… (more)

Starship Blackbeard by Michael Wallace

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Three Days Only! – The Starship Blackbeard Series for only 99 to $2.99 Each!***Book #1 Starship Blackbeard – 99Book #2 Lords of Space – $2.99 – tinyurl.com/q5296a4Book #3 Dreadnought – $2.99 – tinyurl.com/oqvbmgsIn the aftermath of an interstellar war with an alien race, Captain James Drake is unjustly courtmartialed. But Drake won’t go down without a fight. Rather than surrender, he’ll lead his loyal crew into the frontier worlds, infested with pirates and smugglers, to repair and rearm.Starship Blackbeard is “a rollicking good space piracy yarn.” (M. Finnegan)Book #1 of the Starship Blackbeard Series, by Wall Street Journal and USA Today… (more)

Matched by Angela Graham

Genre(s): Romance

Date, Mate, Fate: Celebrity Edition The reality show like no other: Eight men, eight women, one mansion in paradise; their every move caught on camera for the world to see. Among the faces in the house: a mysterious cowboy, a cocky football star, a motocross god, and a broody Alpha calling all the shots.Thorough compatibility testing says everyone’s soulmate is there. Computers’ abilities are boundless, but can they be trusted with matters of the heart? Would you recognize “the one” when you saw them? Rated NC-17 for foul language, heavy drinking, and graphic sex.*Full-length, stand-alone novel… (more)

The Wooden Horse: The Classic World War II Story of Escape by Eric Williams

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

An epic adventure — the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written.Eric Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the infamous German POW camp. Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and, accompanied by a fellow officer, made his way back to England. In this thinly fictionalized retelling, Williams relates his story in three distinct phases: the construction of a tunnel (its entrance camouflaged by the wooden vaulting horse in the exercise yard) and hiding… (more)