Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 15, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 15, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Enjoy!

The Empty Land: A Novel by Louis LAmour

Genre(s): Western

For thousands of years the lonely canyon knew only wind and rain, wild animals, and an occasional native hunter. Then a trapper found a chunk of gold, and everything changed overnight. In six days a town called Confusion appeared… and on the seventh it could disappear, consumed by the flames of lawlessness and violence. On one side are those who understand only brute force. On the other are men who want law and order but are ready to use a noose to achieve their ends. Between them stand Matt Coburn and Dick Felton: one a hardened realist, the other an…(more)

Country Heaven by Ava Miles

Genre(s): Romance

When famous–and infamous–country singer rock star Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she’s got him pegged. He’s a bad boy Alpha male who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while she couldn’t care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can’t refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs. Rye is certain…(more)

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield

Genre(s): Historical

The national bestseller! At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history–one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured…(more)

Soul Food Spirits by Amy Boyles

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

It should’ve been so easy… Blissful Breneaux has spent her career catching troublesome ghosts for a covert government agency. But all that changes the day she is fired. She has one shot to redeem herself — track down the biggest, baddest spirit the agency has ever known and haul him in. Too bad that ghost resides in the one place Blissful despises — Haunted Hollow, Alabama. It’s the tourist attraction from hell. Blissful is knee deep in a foreign place — and it’s not just the deer head trophies and the giant pickup trucks that are throwing her for a loop. When a…(more)

The Living End by Craig Schaefer

Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery

As the FBI closes in on the Las Vegas underworld, Daniel Faust — grifter, thief, and sorcerer — isnt the only one feeling the heat. Half-demon racket boss Nicky Agnelli is fighting to hang onto his empire, leaving a trail of dead informants in his wake, while Daniels ex-girlfriend Jennifer rallies her forces on the street and aims her sights at Nickys crown.Meanwhile, homeless people are vanishing by the dozens. Daniel has bigger problems to worry about, but a plea from an old friend sends him on a search for answers. What he finds is a conspiracy twenty years…(more)

Virtual Justice by M A Comley

Genre(s): Mystery

The body of a strangled woman draws P. I. Lorne Warner into an intricate investigation that expands swiftly when a second innocent is murdered. A serial killer is on the loose, plucking victims from Internet dating sites. But when a third victim–this one male–is discovered, Lorne is forced to admit her worst fears… she is on the trail of a serial killer duo.Lornes personal life grows complicated as her sister, Jade, struggles to come to terms with their fathers death. Lorne suggests drastic measures to cure Jades grief.The answers are out there, but will Lorne solve…(more)

Actually Love – Jessie & Zach by Melanie Shawn

Genre(s): Romance

Real or fake. As VP of public relations for SPC, the beautiful and talented Jessie Sloan knew the difference. The order and control she had in her life was real. Love was fake and she didn’t have time for fake. Win or lose. Sexy, sculpted boxing champ Zach Courtland has had his share of losses in life, but inside the ring, he knew nothing but wins. He was used to taking and landing punches, but little did he know that he was about to get the knock-out of his life.After circumstances beyond their control, and nosy landlords, force…(more)

The Reckoning by MaryLu Tyndall

Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy

The Reckoning is a rollicking time travel adventure that plummets the reader into a world of treachery, adventure, and romance. Trust me. You won’t want to miss this one! Michelle Griep, author. When Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three-hundred years in the past. But of course…(more)

Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand

Genre(s): Mystery

Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out. But when hes the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, hes given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, hes transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight–the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelists teen daughter.With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving hes still one of Houstons best detectives…(more)

The Mermaids Sister by Carrie Anne Noble

Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

There is no cure for being who you truly are…In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Aunties healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Claras favorite story tells of three orphan infants–Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, ONeill, who was found beneath an apple tree.One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sisters skin. She realizes that Maren is…(more)