Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, March 15, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, March 15, 2020

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


Blue Genes #1 by Sydney Jamesson



Genre(s): Romance

Take the plunge with Beth Parker and be ready to fall headfirst Into the Blue… “I promise. Wherever you are, Beth, I will always be with you,” ~ Ayden. Handsome, media magnate, Ayden Stone came into Beth Parker’s life like a bolt out of the blue, introducing her to an extravagant lifestyle filled with promises, new experiences and sensual pleasures. Possessed by love, they have fulfilled a childhood dream to be man and wife, believing nothing can come between them ‘until death do us part.’Having been tortured by tragic events involving angels and demons from their past, these star-crossed…(more)



The Honor of the Queen by David Weber



Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Its hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards war as the necessary prelude to conquest, and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. Thats why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the so-called “Republic” of Haven–and the planet Grayson is just the right strategic place to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majestys Foreign Office had overlooked a “minor cultural difference” when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet Grayson are without rank or rights; Honors very presence is an intolerable affront to…(more)



Miami Requiem by J.B. Turner



Genre(s): Thriller

She wanted the truth. They wanted her dead.Since her first day on the Miami Herald, rookie reporter Deborah Jones has been agitating for a shot at one particular story. William Craig is on Death Row, convicted of killling Senator Jack ONeills only son. There is no question of his guilt. Craig murdered the young man who was acquitted of raping his granddaughter. There are only five weeks and one day until his execution. And Craig has not given a single interview. Deborah Jones has assembled a whole dossier on the case, including court transcripts and every newspaper clipping. She…(more)



It Isnt Cheating if Hes Dead by Julie Frayn



Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Jemima Stone waited four long years for her missing fianc to come home, burying herself in her job and feeding the homeless. When Gerald is found dead halfway across the country, she is devastated. Detective Finn Wight promises to uncover the truth behind Geralds mysterious death.Delivering sandwiches to her homeless friends, she discovers a newcomer. Though he refuses to speak, his haunted eyes tell Jemima that he is in trouble — hiding from someone or something. Jemima turns to Detective Wight in hopes of helping the man. But uncovering his true identity leads to the discovery of secrets none of…(more)



Crash Tack by A.J. Stewart



Genre(s): Thriller

Sailing the Caribbean is every yacht owner’s dream. Azure waters, golden sunshine and warm winds greet sailors in every port. But that dream is shattered when one boat returns from a race without its captain. The story is that the skipper fell overboard, but the clues point to something much more sinister and one of the crew is arrested. And that crew member happens to be a friend of Miami Jones. Miami and his mentor Lenny Cox turn their sights on the rest of the crew, and run up against a prosecutor looking to prove himself in the job, a…(more)



The Girl Who Dared to Think by Bella Forrest



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

How do you fight an enemy when they’re inside your mind? A gargantuan glass-walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness. They say it’s all that’s left. The Tower’s survival is humanity’s survival, and each must serve it faithfully… Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined by the number on her wristband – a rating out of ten awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in her skull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts. Liana is currently a four, the lowest possible acceptable score, and…(more)



Hold Me by Anna Zaires



Genre(s): Romance

Captor and captive. Lovers. Soulmates. We’re all that and more. We thought we were past the worst of it. We thought we finally had a chance. We thought wrong. We’re Nora and Julian, and this is our story…(more)



Paper Wife: A Novel by Laila Ibrahim



Genre(s): Historical

Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling’s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband’s first wife — a paper wife. On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she’s met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to…(more)



The View from Endless Street: Short Stories from the South of England by Rebecca Lloyd



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

With this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond, Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do. These stories about murder and ghosts, delusion and desperation, obsession and arson, show readers a sometimes sweet, sometimes macabre vision of humanity. Rebecca Lloyd channels Roald Dahl’s wit and flair for the unexpected in this collection that will appeal to the quirky side of the literary reader…(more)



The Only Woman in the Room: A Novel by Marie Benedict



Genre(s): Historical

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And…(more)