Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, March 17, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, March 17, 2019

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

Power of Lies by Auryn Hadley

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

Everyone lies. When working for a sex mage, it’s the only way to stay safe. That’s the first thing Jaeda learns when she’s named as the Chosen. The mage needs a sacrifice, and she’s willing to give it. Maybe too willing. After all, this man is lust incarnate; a woman would have to be insane not to want him, even if he is dangerous. But desiring someone’s body is very different from falling in love. In her line of work, the two must never be confused. She doesn’t even know his name! He’s simply The Jackal, a terrifyingly powerful sex… (more)

Etheric Recruit: A Kurtherian Gambit Series by S. R. Russell

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

When you are a young adult in the Etheric Empire, your life can be changed in mere moments. Often for the better. Anne was saved by the Queen herself many years before on planet Earth. Now, she is struggling with focus, and coming into adulthood while her mom struggles with her own future. When Anne’s mother makes an ultimatum, the Empress steps in, and Anne’s life is saved by her young friend, with four paws. Now, Anne must grow up with her partner, and fast. Her new friends are going to need her in the future. Together, the young woman… (more)

Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar

Genre(s): Religious, Historical

The prophet Nehemiah’s cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she’s a woman in a man’s court. In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father’s subsequent emotional distance, and she came to two conclusions: God does not care about me, and my accomplishments are the measure of my worth. Catapulted into the center of the Persian court, Sarah is working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically… (more)

The Turbulent Trail by Mike Thompson

Genre(s): Historical, Western

Charlie Deegan has gone from an Army sharpshooter to a drunken brawler to aprisoner in Yuma Territorial Prison. He escapes and heads north to change hisways and become a cowboy. On the way he fights Indians and Mexican banditos,tangles with a crooked sheriff and is locked in a military stockade when he isrecognized as a prison escapee. He breaks out and vows never to drink again. Hebefriends a cowboy who offers him a job on a cattle drive. But can theharddrinking, brawling Charlie really become a cowboy… (more)

Tahoe Blowup by Todd Borg

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

When Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna’s cabin narrowly escapes burning in an arson-set forest fire, the local fire department hires him to investigate. As more fires follow and people die, Owen can’t tell if the fires are an act of eco-terrorism or a method of murder. Before Owen can solve the case, the firestarter kidnaps Owen’s girlfriend Street Casey. Owen has just hours to save Street before she burns up in a fire so big, fire fighters call it a BLOWUP… (more)

Pull The Trigger: A Chase Williams murder mystery by Stefania Mattana

Genre(s): Mystery

Cycling’s for brave people only in Tursenia. Murder is around the next bend. What do cycling and target shooting have in common? Why is someone picking off young Olympic hopefuls? Two cyclists in the Junior Italian National Team have been inexplicably shot. A month later Junior Target Shooting National Team member is killed by a high-precision shot to his forehead. A very complicated crime story is waiting for Chase Williams and Inspector Angelo Alunni. Angelo and Chase are helped by a ballistics expert from Rome, Gianmarco Betti. A series of discoveries, lies and unspoken truths gradually whittle away at… (more)

The Collectors Society by Heather Lyons

Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet. After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows… (more)

Off the Charts by Anna Lowe

Genre(s): Romance

Just a fling, or is it more? All Julie Steffens wants is a quiet couple of days on a Caribbean beach. Just her, a good book, and the balmy sea breeze. But the minute she meets the sizzling hot sailor of her dreams, sparks start to fly, and she’s tempted into the one type of adventure she’s never tried. The only question is, will one night be enough… (more)

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous’ The Au Pair would be it. National Bestseller! One of the most anticipated books of 2019 from Pop Sugar, Bustle, Cosmo, Parade, and Goodreads! Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle. Now… (more)

My Ex-Life: A Novel by Stephen McCauley

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

David Hedges’s life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their (parents’) choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. His solace is a Thai takeout joint that delivers 24/7. The last person he expects to hear from is Julie Fiske. It’s been decades since they’ve spoken, and he’s relieved to hear she’s recovered from her brief, misguided first marriage. To him. The Airbnb Julie is running out of her seaside house north of Boston is neither shabby… (more)