Handpicked Kindle Books for Jul 30 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Thursday, July 30. Today we’re featuring books from a variety of genres. Enjoy!

Happily Evan After by Michelle Irwin

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

Evan is a reluctant cupid. Facing an unknown term of servitude to repay his debt to the world, it is his responsibility to guide couples together. Despite initial hesitancy, he has learned to handle every case with care and he now basks in the afterglow of new-found love and relishes in the energy it provides him. But his end goal is still the promise of paradise in return for his penance.It’s all going according to plan until he receives an assignment that is inconceivable to him. He has to find a mate for Becca, within whom lives the reincarnated… (more)

If I Break by Portia Moore

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

This is not your typical happily ever after…Lauren Brooks wants to do three things: Escape the small town she grewup in, get accepted to her dream school in Chicago, and graduatewithout drowning in debt. Now she’s working her ass off to do justthat.With a full course load and a waitressing job at one of the hottestnight clubs in Chicago, she does not have time for distractions;namelyones who only want to get into her pants. She’s been burned before.Only a fool goes for a second round… With just two semesters leftuntil… (more)

Main Street Murder by Linda Crowder

Genre(s): Mystery

Accidental detectives Jake and Emma Rand are back in their second adventure. Spring is coming to their home in the shadow of Casper Mountain and Emma can’t wait to see tulips and daffodils crowd out the snow that has covered her flower beds all winter. Then the May Day Blizzard hits, trapping the citizens of Casper, Wyoming in their homes, closing roads and shutting down highways out of town. When murder strikes in spite of the snow, Detective Matt Joyner of the Casper Police Department quickly turns up the heat on his prime suspect – Emma’s friend, Kristy Castle! As Casper… (more)

Gnome On The Range by Jennifer Zane

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Once you get the zing you can’t go back.Jane West has everything a woman could want. A job in a small Montana town’s only adult store, two busy young boys and one dead husband. She’s been waiting–for a little zing. That all changes one summer morning at a garage sale with her kids.Now someone wants their garage sale find and will let nothing get in their way. Including Jane. This new excitement for Jane spells trouble for a relationship with new neighbor–and hot fireman–Ty Strickland. Can Jane and Ty handle a relationship meddling mother-in… (more)

Flipping Numbers PT 1 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)

Skeletons in the Closet by Jennifer L. Hart

Genre(s): Mystery

Maggie Phillips hasn’t had it easy. As the wife of retired Navy SEAL, and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly looking for ways to improve her family’s financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the term ‘eccentric’), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is brought up on murder charges.While Maggie struggles to prove the man’s innocence, her deadbeat brother arrives, determined to sell Maggie and Neil on his next great scheme and to… (more)

Wreathed by Curtis Edmonds

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Wendy Jarrett never thought she’d meet the man of her dreams at a funeral. But when an old boyfriend of her mother’s dies, Wendy accompanies her to the beach resort of Cape May, New Jersey for the service. There she meets Adam Lewis, nephew of the deceased, who is tall, gorgeous, and available.Everything seems to be going right for Wendy, until everything starts turning against her. While Adam is undeniably attractive, he is possibly the least romantic person in the world. Wendy then finds out that the dead man’s estate includes an ugly old Victorian house in Cape May–and… (more)

SAFE HAVENS: Shadow Masters by J.T. Patten

Genre(s): Thriller

Former government and military advisor, J.T. Patten has written a “blacker than black” thriller in his new black operations series, Safe Havens.Readers who enjoy classic military thriller characters like Mitch Rapp and Jack Reacher will tear through pages as these black ops soldiers become unwittingly embroiled in unsanctioned government programs to stage proxy attacks and spoof terror events on U.S. soil to jumpstart military spending.The story is permeated with Patten’s experience in supporting covert activities.Readers will experience jaw dropping twists and ultimately question who is good or bad in the blurred lines of morally ambiguous national security, as a fallible… (more)

Up with Lo by Roman Dee Hellwigi

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal

Lo’s just an average guy trying his very best to blend in. He’s tired, lonely, and disillusioned. When he moves into a third floor walkup apartment in Harlem, he meets a clever young boy and a woman that personifies the very essence of what he’s been missing while watching the revolving door of time spin never-ending.Because, you see, in reality nothing about Lo is average. He’s the devil.And everything about his infinite existence is about to quickly unravel; join him on the wickedly wild ride.Bring an open imagination and a desire to run with the titillation… (more)

Southern Bound – A Paranormal-Mystery by Stuart Jaffe

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

It was supposed to be a new beginning – good job, good pay, and a lovely home in North Carolina.But when Max Porter discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, he is thrust neck-deep into a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies.One in which ghosts, witches, curses, and spells exist. One in which a simple research job can turn deadly.Real history meets the paranormal in this fun mystery series… (more)

Where We Belong by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness… again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder, and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long.Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge black Great Dane who changes everything. Sophie falls in love immediately, and begins to imitate the “inside of the dog,” which, fortunately, is a calm place. The shrieking stops. Everybody begins to breathe again. Until Paul Inverness, the dog’s grumpy, socially isolated owner, moves… (more)

Gardens of Water: A Novel by Alan Drew

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Powerful, emotional, and beautifully written, Alan Drew’s stunning first novel brings to life two unforgettable families-one Kurdish, one American-and the sacrifice and love that bind them together.In a small town outside Istanbul, Sinan Basioglu, a devout Muslim, and his wife, Nilfer, are preparing for their nine-year-old son’s coming-of-age ceremony. Their headstrong fifteen-year-old daughter, ? rem, resents the attention her brother, Ismail, receives from their parents. For her, there was no such festive observance-only the wrapping of her head in a dark scarf and strict rules that keep her hidden away from boys… (more)

The Montauk Monster by Hunter Shea

Genre(s): Horror, Thriller

It Kills… On a hot summer night in Montauk, the bodies of two local bar patrons are discovered in the dunes, torn to shreds, their identities unrecognizable… It Breeds… In another part of town, a woman’s backyard is invaded by four terrifying creatures that defy any kind of description. What’s clear is that they’re hostile–and they’re ravenous… It Spreads… With every sunset the terror rises again, infecting residents with a virus no one can cure. The CDC can’t help them; FEMA can’t save them. But each savage attack brings Suffolk County Police Officer Gray Dalton one step closer to… (more)

If the Shoe Kills by Lynn Cahoon

Genre(s): Mystery

The tourist town of South Cove, California, is a lovely place to spend the holidays. But this year, shop owner Jill Gardner discovers there’s no place like home for homicide… As owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner looks forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. But when the mayor ropes her into being liasion for a new work program, ’tis the season to be wary. Local businesses are afraid the interns will be delinquents, punks, or worse. For Jill, nothing’s worse than Ted Hendricks — the jerk who runs the program. After a few run-ins, Jill’s… (more)

Momzillas by Jill Kargman

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A hilarious and deliciously scathing send-up of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor of The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing.The mothers on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side are highly educated, extremely wealthy, and very competitive. They throw themselves and all of their energy and resources into full-time child rearing, turning their kids into the unwitting pawns in a game where success is measured in precocious achievements, jam-packed schedules, and elite private-school pedigrees.Hannah Allen has recently moved to the neighborhood with her New York City-bred investment banker… (more)