Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 8, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

The Truth About Awiti by CP Patrick

Genre(s): Historical

There is a commonly held belief the tropical storms and hurricanes that form off the coast of West Africa are not natural disasters, but rather they are retaliation by restless spirits impacted by one of the darkest chapters of world history — the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Awiti’s destiny was forever changed the day the slave raiders arrived at her village. She made a life-altering decision with the hope of being reunited with her family, only to discover her effort was in vain. For centuries, her sadness raged within the winds and rain, resulting in tropical storms that devastated the…(more)

Bright Side by Kim Holden

Genre(s): Romance

Secrets. Everyone has one. Some are bigger than others. And when secrets are revealed, Some will heal you… And some will end you.Kate Sedgwicks life has been anything but typical. Shes endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (theres a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. Shes also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks…(more)

Gansett After Dark by Marie Force

Genre(s): Romance

Owen Lawry is days away from leaving Gansett Island to attend the trial of his father, who is charged with assaulting his mother almost a year ago. He has spent his entire adult life trying to outrun his violent past, but the upcoming showdown with the father he hasnt seen in more than a decade has him spending far more time in the past than in the present. His biggest challenge is convincing his pregnant fiance, Laura McCarthy, to sit out the trip. The last thing he wants is to expose the woman he loves to the pain of his…(more)

Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1: A Novel by Lynn Austin

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

Gods and Kings is the story of King Hezekiah, heir to the throne of King David. When his evil father plots to sacrifice him, Hezekiah’s mother, Abijah, searches frantically for a way to save him. But only two men can help her, and neither of them seems trustworthy. In a time and place engulfed by violence, treachery, and infidelity to Yahweh, Abijah and her son must discover the one true Source of strength if they are to save themselves and their country. Book 1 of Chronicles of the Kings.Tag This BookThis Book Has Been TaggedIt hasn’t. Be…(more)

Five Days in May: Book One in The Unexplainable Collection by Ninie Hammon

Genre(s): Religious, Thriller, Paranormal

Three members of the McIntosh family are setting up appointments with death, marking it on their calendars for Friday, May 10, 1963. That’s the day an F5 tornado will obliterate everything in its path in a mile-wide trail of desolation across Oklahoma—and their little town is in its path. Pastor Mac McMIntosh lost his faith when his wife died–it’s time now to end the charade. His 16-year-old daughter and his father-in-law are arranging to actually kill somebody that day. For one it’s an act of hopeless desperation; for the other, a final declaration…(more)

Resurrection by Tanith Frost

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

In a city where monsters lurk in the shadows, an unlikely hero embraces her inner darkness in order to save the light. Since the night of Aviva’s murder she’s been forced to accept a new reality — burned by sunlight, feeding on the blood of the living, searching for her place in a dark world she didn’t believe existed until she awoke as a vampire. She’s barely reached an uneasy peace with her monstrous new nature when rogue vampires arrive in her clan’s territory, leaving a trail of fresh corpses in their wake. As the bodies pile up Aviva discovers a…(more)

All the Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle

Genre(s): Fantasy

The kings orders were clear enough. “Move the towers shadow,” he bellowed. “I refuse to deliver my commencement speech from the dark.”As the newly appointed mage to the Crown of Tirlin, Meralda Ovis has no choice but to undertake King Yvins ill-conceived task. Tirlins first female mage, and the youngest person to ever don the robes of office, Meralda is determined to prove once and for all that she deserves the title.The Tower, though, holds ancient secrets all its own. Secrets that will soon spell destruction for all of Tirlin–unless Meralda can unravel a monstrous curse…(more)

Hail Mary by J.R. Rain

Genre(s): Mystery

Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mothers killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico.All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mothers killer… and theres going to be hell to pay…(more)

Going Underground: Autistic British detective. by Michael Leese

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Jonathan Roper is a new type of detective; young, gifted and autistic. He’s a wonderful analyst but not so good with people. Many of his Scotland Yard colleagues were delighted after he was suspended for misconduct. Now those people are going to be disappointed because he’s being brought back by the bosses of his elite unit. Not that Roper is concerned with office politics. He’s got a case to solve and that’s all that matters. In this compelling thriller Roper uncovers a dark conspiracy leading to murder and human trafficking. As good as he is, the stakes are so high…(more)

Meta by Tom Reynolds

Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

Its been ten years since Connor Connolly lost his parents in ‘The Battle; a fight between The Governor and Jones, two of the worlds strongest metas. Before ‘The Battle the world had been full of metas, super-powered humans whose amazing abilities came from mysterious wristbands. Since that day one has never been seen again.Now 16 years old, Connor lives in Bay View City with his older brother Derrick, a meta-obsessed blogger, where hes just trying to keep his head down long enough to survive high school. All of that changes the night he attempts to save a…(more)