Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, July 28, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, July 28, 2019

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


The King by Skye Warren



Genre(s): Romance

The highest stakes… My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game. Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble. A trailer park princess. The son of a criminal king. We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game. His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to…(more)



Karmas A Bitch by Shannon Esposito



Genre(s): Mystery

Darwin Winters, reluctant pet psychic, is determined to leave her family’s paranormal past behind and lead a normal life. So she strikes out on her own and opens up a new pet boutique in St. Pete, Florida. When a local homeless man she befriends is found dead, and the police assume it’s a suicide, Darwin has no choice but to use her gift to help collar the killer. She adopts his grieving mastiff, Karma — and with the dog’s help — tries to piece together the events of that fatal night. Accepting the visions is one thing, but can she solve the…(more)



Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak



Genre(s): Thriller

Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her — and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community… even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart…(more)



Not a Hero by Cherise Sinclair



Genre(s): Romance

In the Alaska wilderness, four streetwise boys became men — and brothersNow the crazy ex-military survivalist who plucked Gabriel and three other boys from an abusive foster care home has died. But the sarge leaves them a final mission–to revive the dying town of Rescue. Gabe is done with being a hero. Wounded in body and soul, the retired SEAL simply wants to remain holed up in his isolated cabin. He sure doesn’t want to be chief of police in some defunct town. But he has his orders. Audrey needs a place to hideAfter the Chicago librarian discovers a…(more)



Embracing Her Heart by Melissa Foster



Genre(s): Romance

Welcome to Oak Falls, Virginia, home to horse farms, midnight rodeos, bookstores, coffee shops, and quaint restaurants where you’re greeted like family and treated like treasured guests. Buckle up for a wild ride. Like any Southern girls worth their salt, the sweet-talking, sharp-tongued Montgomery sisters can take men to their knees with one seductive glance or a single sugarcoated sentence. In EMBRACING HER HEART… Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning…(more)



Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland by Melanie Karsak



Genre(s): Fantasy

To save the Hatter, Alice must work with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him. Alice thought she’d turned over a new leaf. No more working for Jabberwocky. No more making deals with the ruthless Queen of Hearts. No more hanging around The Mushroom with tinkers, tarts, scoundrels, and thieves in London’s criminal underbelly. But she’d been bonkers to dream. Hatter’s reckless behavior leads Alice back to the one person she never wanted to see again, Caterpillar. Pulled into Caterpillar’s mad schemes, Alice must steal a very big diamond from a very royal lady…(more)



The Bloodless Assassin: Steampunk, humour, and adventure by Celine Jeanjean



Genre(s): Fantasy

An assassin with a fear of blood. A mouthy street girl. Are they really the city’s only hope? When Rory discovers Longinus’s blood phobia, she makes him a deal. Train her, and she won’t ruin his reputation as a lethal assassin. What she doesn’t expect is that her new master has more eccentricities than a stray dog has fleas. And that in aligning herself with him, she now finds herself in the crosshairs of another, far more dangerous assassin. Now, not only does Rory have to keep herself and Longinus alive, she has to stop a conspiracy that threatens to…(more)



Things We Set on Fire by Deborah Reed



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A series of tragedies brings Vivvies young grandchildren into her custody, and her two estranged daughters back under one roof. Jackson, Vivvies husband, was shot and killed thirty years ago, and the ramifications have splintered the family into their own isolated remembrances and recriminations.Sisters Elin and Kate fought mercilessly in childhood and have avoided each other for years. Elin seems like the last person to watch her sister convalesce after an attempted suicide. But Elin has her own reasons for coming to Kates side and will soon discover Kates own staggering needs.This deeply personal, hauntingly melancholy look at…(more)



The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton



Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh. The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry ‘witchcraft’. The heiress’s uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases: The servants and local gypsies aren’t talking; Helen’s siblings are uncooperative; and the sullen local farmers are about to take the law into their own hands. Lavender and Woods find themselves trapped in the middle of a simmering feud as they uncover a world of family secrets, intrigue and deception in their search for the…(more)



Early One Morning: A Novel by Robert Ryan



Genre(s): Historical

Based on actual events, an epic narrative of friendship, rivalry, and fast cars in occupied France On a crisp autumn night in the twenty-first century, a car is pulled from the depths of an Austrian lake. A skeleton grips the wheel. Finally, an answer: William Grover-Williams, the premier English race-car driver of his generation and a hero of the French Resistance, met his end at the bottom of a mountain lake. Or did he? In the Roaring Twenties, Grover-Williams and Frenchman Robert Benoist were teammates and rivals on the Bugatti racing team. Locked in a fierce…(more)