Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, February 2, 2020


Slivered by Kandi Vale



Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

They say that time heals all wounds. For Kisa, however, the more time that passes, the more of herself she begins to lose. Grief has made her a shell of her former self; eating away at every feeling and driving her slowly to the brink of madness. No matter how desperately she tries to feel something, nothing gets through. For millennia Dolor has walked the world, watching humanity evolve and devolve before him. After all this time, he has grown content where he is. With true friends at his side, he’s created a profitable establishment; a BDSM club for the…(more)



The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert



Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Thriller, Free

If science is right, then I am crazy. And crazy is dangerous. In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she’s going crazy. What other explanation is there for the things she sees? After her complete freakout at a high school party, her family starts to suspect the same. So much that they pack their bags and move across the country, next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Despite the whispers and stares, Tess is determined to fit in at her new school. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy…(more)



Truth or Beard by Penny Reid



Genre(s): Romance, Free

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my! Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why perpetually level-headed Jessica James has been in nave and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her… But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed…(more)



Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero



Genre(s): Historical

A Nazi doctor. A Jewish rebel. A little girl. Each one will fight for freedom — or die trying. Imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, Elsi discovers her mother’s desperate attempt to end her pregnancy and comes face-to-face with the impossibility of their situation. Risking her own life, Elsi joins a resistance group to sabotage the regime. Blonde, blue-eyed Matilda is wrenched from her family in Romania and taken to Germany, where her captors attempt to mold her into the perfect Aryan child. Spirited and brave, she must inspire hope in the other stolen children to make her dreams…(more)



Winter World by A.G. Riddle



Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

In the near future, an ice age pushes the human race to the edge of extinction.Scientists search for the cause–and any hope of stopping the Long Winter. They send probes into the solar system to take readings. Near Mars, one of the probes makes a shocking discovery: a mysterious object, drifting toward the Sun. Is it the cause of the Long Winter? Or could it be our only hope of survival? With time running out, NASA launches a mission to make contact with the artifact. But it isn’t what anyone thought. Humanity faces a new kind of threat…(more)



A Fall of Sparrows by Paul J. Bennett



Genre(s): Historical

Will Seymour is a Confederate sharpshooter who remains steadfast in his devotion to protect his home, but has found his humanity among the casualties of war. After becoming separated from his unit during battle, Will discovers Evaline, an escaped slave, while trying to locate his unit. Will’s initially unsympathetic demeanor changes drastically as the pair faces death from forces on both sides of the conflict. Alone in the Virginia wilderness, the pair forms an unlikely bond as they struggle to survive. Will feels driven to help Evaline escape the war zone by crossing the Rappahannock River. The Confederate is determined…(more)



The Aeon Chronicles: A Sci-Fi Fantasy Romance Series by April M Woodard



Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance, Fantasy

Darkness descends upon the Infinite Realm as Aalok prepares to wage war with his creator. A plan of redemption has been set forth, but first, heaven and Earth must be destroyed. Sophie is ready to face death if it means saving her brethren. But when she learns that her suitor, Serus has been exiled, she begins to question her new life without him. That is until, she meets her Guardian, Alexander. The Aeon is shifting into oblivion and Sophie has but a short time to decide. Will she choose her love or die to live again…(more)



Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster



Genre(s): Thriller, Free

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the…(more)



The Presidents Henchman by Joseph Flynn



Genre(s): Thriller, Free

According to the polls, it’s only a matter of time — and not that long a time — before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband — what? Well, if he’s the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president’s first husband and brought the killers to justice… and if he’s not the kind of guy to stand on formality… and if he doesn’t want to be the head of the FBI… and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House… That would make him The…(more)



Her Hero to Love by Debra Salonen



Genre(s): Romance, Free

During Flynn Bensen’s last wildfire rescue, a woman died despite Flynn’s best efforts to save her. He can’t escape his sense of failure or recurring nightmares, but he can escape to Marietta, Montana, to a new job as the head of Crawford County Search and Rescue. When he meets his scorching hot co-worker on his first day, Flynn feels like he might have just jumped from one wild fire to another that threatens to burn out of control despite his determination to keep a safe distance. Outspoken, direct, and ambitious Kat Robinson isn’t thrilled to have a new boss…(more)