Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, May 12, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, May 12, 2019

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


He Who Is a Friend by Love Belvin

Genre(s): Romance

Sadik Ellis blew into my rather insipid world at breakneck speed and with gripping force. He held all the features: striking feline eyes, golden russet skin, incredible sex appeal, wealth exuding like the enticing scent of cologne, and mind-blowing determination. He was also trouble from the other side of the tracks, something I’d sensed. Sadik was an Ellis man with a solid education, his own thriving businesses, and self-obtained wealth. However, the Ellis family was known for their long underbelly ruling of the state of New Jersey. When Sadik assured his life was separate of his father’s, I…(more)



The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the…(more)



Joker in the Pack by Elise Noble

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

Life has dealt city girl Olivia Porter a series of bad hands, but just as she’s about to fold, fate intervenes and leaves her with a full house. Out of other options, she moves to the countryside, hoping Lady Luck will follow along. Olivia’s decision to embrace the single life is soon challenged by the arrival of two men — a local lawyer, Tate, and cab driver Warren, both determined to win her heart. But not everyone is so pleased by her arrival in Upper Foxford, and one person in particular will stop at nothing to get her to leave. As…(more)



The Two Gates: A Novel by Ken Davenport

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller, Historical

ONE OF HISTORY’S BIGGEST “WHAT IF” QUESTIONS IS FINALLY ANSWERED. What if John F. Kennedy had lived? It’s January 1964. Political intrigue and infighting roils Washington in the wake of the assassination attempt in Dallas, and a wounded Kennedy returns to the White House to face a growing crisis in Vietnam that threatens America’s Cold War strategy. The president doesn’t trust the information he is getting from Saigon, where the military is engaged in a shadow operation to make things seem better than they really are. So he turns to the one man he does trust: Lt. Colonel Patrick O’Shea…(more)



When Fall Fades by Amy Leigh Simpson

Genre(s): Thriller

Sadie Carson is an expert on unfinished business. Five years after the derailment of her dreams she’s just barely existing, using her job as a hospice nurse to give others the one thing she can’t seem to find-closure. So when her elderly neighbor Charlie, a brilliant conspiracy nut known for harassing the FBI, is murdered, Sadie suspects Charlie might’ve been onto something and intends to make sure someone solves the mystery of her friend’s death, even if it’s her. The feisty little blonde may have found the victim’s body, but FBI Special Agent Archer Hayes has no intention of…(more)



Polaris Rising: A Novel by Jessie Mihalik

Genre(s): Sci-fi

A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure — the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy. In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man…(more)



The Orphan Sisters: An utterly heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 historical novel by Shirley Dickson

Genre(s): Historical

1929: Four-year-old Etty and eight-year-old Dorothy are abandoned at Blakely Hall orphanage by their mother, never to see her again. With no other family to speak of, the sisters worship their beloved mam – and they are confused and heartbroken to be deserted by her when they need her the most.1940: Etty and Dorothy are finally released from the confines of Blakely Hall – but their freedom comes when the country is in the grip of World War Two and its terrors. Amidst a devastating backdrop of screaming air-raid sirens and cold nights huddled in shelters…(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)



The Victor: A Black Force Thriller by Matt Rogers

Genre(s): Thriller

Government operative James Xu arrives in the peaceful suburb of Greenpoint on a stormy night in Brooklyn, New York. Tasked with infiltrating a mysterious tournament run by shadowy underworld figures, he understands the likelihood of having to use his extensive combat experience is high. As a solo warrior for the division known only as Black Force, he’s accustomed to being thrown to the wolves. But nothing could have prepared him for what he finds in an unassuming residential townhouse…(more)



Six Branches by Jeanne Allen

Genre(s): Romance

Rose has always been alone, so when six sexy men suddenly claim she’s destined for them, can she trust they’re telling the truth? Tossed from one foster home to another, Rose has never found a place to truly call home. She puts all of her focus into running from her past and chasing her dreams. But when a fateful encounter with an entirely too attractive professor sparks her in more ways than one, Rose finds herself with more attention than she knows what to do with. From loner to dealing with the advances of six men, Rose must decide between…(more)