Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, October 6, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, October 6, 2019

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

The Birth of Death by Orlando A. Sanchez

Genre(s): Thriller

There was only one rule: no children, no innocents. It was his code, and it was unbreakable. The contract was simple. Locate the target and erase everyone on site. When master assassin, Huracan Karib is tasked with taking out the Cartel’s homicidal drug dealer, Viktor Marks, he knew the job wouldn’t cost him sleep. He never counted on her being there. Hidden in a closet, the young girl with the dead eyes stared up at him as he finished terminating everyone in the Upper Westside residence. Now he had to make a choice: break his rule or save the girl…(more)

Not Quite Forever by Catherine Bybee

Genre(s): Romance

Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, shes prepared to write him off…until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story.Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now hes determined to win her back. For…(more)

The Dalai Lamas Cat by David Michie

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

In the months that followed I watched His Holiness working on a new book… I began to think that perhaps the time had come for me to turn my paws to a book of my own… one that tells my own tale… How I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate, to become constant companion to a man who is not only one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but who is also a dab hand with the can opener.”Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill…(more)

First Dawn by Judith Miller

Genre(s): Historical, Western, Religious

Lured by the promise of “real” freedom and a new town to call their own, sharecroppers Ezekial Harban and his three daughters leave behind remnants of slavery in the war-torn south and set off for Nicodemus, Kansas. When they arrive, they are shocked to see that little of what they were promised actually exists. Many head back home, but Ezekial and his daughters are determined to build a new life in the stark territory. Dr. Boyle, a newly arrived doctor in neighboring Hill City, is called to deliver a baby in Nicodemus. He and his family are moved by…(more)

Starting Over by Marie Force

Genre(s): Romance

In a drunken stupor, Brandon OMalley frightens his brother Aidans girlfriend, enraging his brother and the rest of his family. Aidan offers Brandon the choice of rehab or jail, and Brandon reluctantly enters treatment. While in rehab, he confronts the lifetime of secrets and resentments that fueled his spiral into alcoholism, and these revelations have a major effect on his entire family. When he returns home expecting to resume his supervisory role in the familys construction business, Brandon learns his father has retired and put his younger brother, Colin, in charge. Brandon is unhappy to be given the job of…(more)

Orphan Moon by T. K. Lukas

Genre(s): Western, Historical, Romance

1860 – Palo Pinto, Texas: Under the spectacular glow of a Comanche moon, a family is slaughtered, their homestead torched.Nineteen-year-old Barleigh Flanders survives the terrifying raid. Fiercely determined to rebuild, she seizes an opportunity meant for another. Its a foolhardy, reckless scheme. Desperate, near penniless, its her only hope.Her grueling physical journey stretches from Texas, to Missouri, and into the rugged Utah Territory. However, its her emotional journey that takes her to places of uncharted darkness, discovery, and redemption.In Hughes Levesque, Barleigh gains an unsought ally with dark secrets of his own. A hired gun, it…(more)

Heart Of Marley by T.K. Leigh

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

My sister died the night he snuck into our bedroom. I brought her back to life when I made sure he couldn’t harm her again. I promised I’d always protect her, that I’d always watch out for her. I never thought I’d have to save her from herself… To the moon and back… From the stars to the ocean… That was Marley and Cameron Bowen’s secret code. Twins born just five minutes apart, they have the perfect life… Until tragedy strikes just weeks after their eighth birthday and their father is killed by a drunk driver. Having trouble coping with…(more)

The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

Genre(s): Fantasy

Jack was eleven when the berserkers loomed out of the fog and nabbed him. “It seems that things are stirring across the water,” the Bard had warned. “Ships are being built, swords are being forged.” “Is that bad? ” Jack had asked, for his Saxon village had never before seen berserkers. “Of course. People don’t make ships and swords unless they intend to use them.” The year is A. D. 793. In the next months, Jack and his little sister, Lucy, are enslaved by Olaf One-Brow and his fierce young shipmate, Thorgil. With a crow named Bold Heart for mysterious…(more)

Banished by Michael Wisehart

Genre(s): Fantasy

My name is Ayrion… and I’ve been training to fight since I was old enough to walk. My people are the Upaka. It means warrior in the old tongue. To the rest of the world it means… Well, it wouldn’t be polite for me to say. As far back as I can remember I’ve always had one dream – to be the youngest warrior of my clan. My father was a warrior, and his father before him. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that being the best isn’t always a good thing. In a society where the strongest rule, staying…(more)

Foreign Deceit: A David Wolf Mystery by Jeff Carson

Genre(s): Mystery

Deputy Sergeant Wolf’s ex-wife is in back in the picture, jealousy of his upcoming promotion to sheriff is escalating to violence, and a boy has just been reported missing — a lot of action for a ski resort town in the middle of the Colorado Rockies. All that trouble falls to background noise, however, when Wolf learns his brother has just committed suicide in northern Italy. Devastation and resentment of his sibling’s selfish act is short-lived, because Wolf knows one thing is for certain: his brother would never kill himself. Or would he? A nagging suspicion there’s more to…(more)