Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, May 19, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, May 19, 2019

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

Becoming A Vincent by C.M. Owens

Genre(s): Romance

When you live in a place where “turbo speed” internet is a slight step above dial-up, men carry on nine-year beard-growing challenges out of stubborn pride, and your brothers do things like nail all your panties to the outside of your cabin just for funsies, you tend to be a little crazy. You can call it a “locational” hazard, if you will. That’s Tomahawk for you. We rank people based on just how crazy they are. And the four craziest families in town are called the Wild Ones. I’m on the bottom tier of those, so technically…(more)

Where One Goes by B N Toler

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

What happens when the very thing ruining your life ends up saving it? I was never one to believe in spirits — until six years ago, when a bone-chilling accident changed my life… forever. My name is Charlotte, but most people call me Char… and I have a special gift. I talk to the dead. Make no mistake, I can’t summon them. I’m only able to see and speak to the spirits that linger when they’re unable to crossover. They’re somehow weighted to the world with unfinished affairs. And for the last six years, I’ve relentlessly used my gift to…(more)

The Hidden Witch by Chandelle LaVaun

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Magic. Isn’t. Real. At least that’s what I thought. But now, my story is changing… You know you’re invisible when even your bullies forget to pick on you. That’s me, Bettina Blair, hidden in plain sight. No matter how hard I try I just never fit in with my classmates. Now I know why. I’m a witch… apparently. One little demon attack and my parents confess their ugly secret… and ship me off to an elite academy of magic- for witches only. I can’t summon magic. I can’t fight with my hands or my fists. I just don’t belong here…(more)

Already Gone: A Novel by Jeremy Lawrence

Genre(s): Mystery

How far will the rich and beautiful of Dallas go to keep the depths of their perversion and depravity a secret? Two unlikely partners, Detectives Chance Waters and Carlie McBayne, are about to find out. McBayne, a thrill seeking girl from Chicago who’s obsessed with the band the Eagles is on a pilgrimage to Winslow, AZ because she’s convinced she’s the girl in the flatbed Ford. But fate finds her patrolling the dangerous streets of Dallas where she has an old score to settle with thugs and drug dealers. She’s partnered with brilliant but eccentric detective Waters, a socially “challenged…(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 Paris Secret: An epic and heartbreaking love story set in World War Two by Lily Graham

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

The last time Valerie was in Paris, she was three years old, running from the Nazis, away from the only home she had ever known. Now as a young woman all alone in the world, Valerie must return to Paris, to the bookshop and her sole surviving relative, her grandfather Vincent, the only person who knows the truth about what happened to her parents. As she gets to know grumpy, taciturn Vincent again, she hears a tragic story of Nazi-occupied Paris, a doomed love affair and a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her beloved daughter. Can Valerie and…(more)

The Powers of the Earth by Travis J. I. Corcoran

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Earth in 2064 is politically corrupt and in economic decline. The Long Depression has dragged on for 56 years, and the Bureau of Sustainable Research is hard at work making sure that no new technologies disrupt the planned economy. Ten years ago a band of malcontents, dreamers, and libertarian radicals bolted privately-developed anti-gravity drives onto rusty sea-going cargo ships, loaded them to the gills with 20th-century tunnel-boring machines and earthmoving equipment, and set sail – for the Moon. There, they built their retreat. A lunar underground border-town, fit to rival Ayn Rand’s ‘Galt’s Gulch’, with…(more)

Aimless Witch by Shannon Mayer

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

From the world of Rylee Adamson and the Elemental Series comes a heroine with nothing to lose and everything to prove… “My name is Pamela, and I am a witch who has no equal.”Or so I thought. It has been three years since the Destroyer sundered our world. The land is no longer whole, but broken into pieces, most technology gone, and the continents shattered into an unrecognizable place. New monsters have risen from the depths, adding danger on top of danger. Through it all the humans fight to survive as they compete not only with the supernaturals for…(more)

The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler

Genre(s): Thriller

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry — a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.”Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. And black ops soldiers Ben Treven and Daniel Larison, along…(more)

Zulu Heart by Steven Barnes

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

Steven Barnes delivers the explosive follow-up to his groundbreaking alternate history novel Lion’s Blood in Zulu Heart, a tale of racial unrest in a reimagined America circa 1860. Set in the late 1800s in an alternate universe in which Africa colonized the Americas, Zulu Heart continues the stories of two men from very different backgrounds. Kai is a politically important Ethiopian nobleman; Aidan, a white Irishman who was until recently Kai’s slave. But just as the promise of freedom has separated these two men’s fates, racial discourse is about to reunite them. A rebellion is building toward civil war…(more)