Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Bed She Made: A story of Love, Forgiveness, and Second Chances by Elicia Hyder

Genre(s): Romance

Journey Durant’s father warned her, “Someday you’ll have to lie in the bed you’ve made.” But she didn’t believe him… until now.She has just received news that her ex-boyfriend is about to be released from prison, and this reformed bad girl can’t shake the feeling that her troubled past is coming home with him. The town of Emerson, Georgia has forgiven and forgotten her involvement in the most publicized tragedy in the town’s history, but only because of her three year absence, her prominent Southern Baptist family, and her marriage to the closest thing her small town has…(more)

Laced In Lies: A Shelby Nichols Adventure by Colleen Helme

Genre(s): Thriller, Contemporary Fiction

Meet Shelby Nichols, mind reader extraordinaire. A typical day in the life of Shelby Nichols involves cheating husbands, solving the hardest cases for the police, and working for a big time mob-boss, all because of her little secret that she can read minds. It can get complicated, especially considering she has a husband and two kids. Ramos, Uncle Joey’s hit-man, is reluctant to involve Shelby when an acquaintance from his past comes into town. Uncle Joey has a favor to ask Shelby which involves heading to New York City and meeting his estranged relatives. Then there’s Dimples, a…(more)

Hitter by Shaun Gold

Genre(s): Thriller

The 305: America’s pleasure dome. Known for its frenetic faade of trendy restaurants, chic nightlife, and sun-drenched luxury lifestyle, it’s a beautiful Babylon; a fast lane fueled by corruption, gangsters and drugs. It’s all there — this much wider world, hidden from prying eyes… unless you know just where to look. Hitter is a professional hitman within the seedy metropolitan area of the 305. When he hits someone, they don’t get back up. But when his latest job forces him into a suicide mission, Hitter begins to question not only his path in life, but whether a thirst for financial…(more)

Bounty by Elise Sax

Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

Abby Williams has got it made: First a new job as magazine editor in London, and now a trip to an exotic island to review a five-star resort with poolside service. Unfortunately, on day two of her vacation, Abby finds herself bound and stuffed into a burlap bag and dragged across two continents. And worse than that? Her hottie abductor has got her distracted. Maybe escape is overrated.Iain Brodie is a muscle-bound mercenary. He just helped a despotic dictator take over an island. Hes also Abbys kidnapper, and he has his own problems. Framed for a murder…(more)

The Carlswick Affair by SL Beaumont

Genre(s): Mystery, YA

Who do you trust when everyone around you has secrets? Stephanie Cooper’s fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, in Carlswick village sets off an unforeseen chain of events. A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart, but however great the danger, Stephanie knows that she must uncover the secrets that lie beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor…(more)

Netherby Halls by Claudy Conn

Genre(s): Romance, Western

Sassy found herself in trouble after her father the vicar’s death — more than the usual kind. She has turned twenty-one and is going through transition as her powers of light magic are completed. Not quite penniless but no longer able to stay in her home, as a new vicar would arrive to take over the parsonage, she has to find a respectable position.She finds one through her late mother’s friend, as a tutor at Netherby Halls.As she makes the journey to Netherby she meets the man who has been making love to her in her dreams… the…(more)

Fact or Fiction – A Sam Prichard Mystery by David Archer

Genre(s): Mystery

Sam is dragged kicking and screaming into the one case he is certain will be his worst nightmare, as he is recruited to prove once and for all whether Beauregard is real, or a figment of his mother-in-law’s imagination. The old ghost claims to know that his own descendants are in danger, but he doesn’t know who they are or how to find them, so Sam is forced to delve into history to try to track them down. The things he learns, however, make the mystery get even deeper, and leave Kim wondering about her own sanity! It…(more)

Free the Darkness by Kel Kade

Genre(s): Fantasy

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence. Determined to adhere to his last orders, Rezkin extends his protection to an unlikely assortment of individuals he meets along…(more)

Forsaken Kingdom by J.R. Rasmussen

Genre(s): Fantasy

At his kingdom’s darkest hour, the lost heir returns. A pity he can’t remember who he is… To save his people and the forbidden magic they’re sworn to defend, Wardin Rath surrenders his birthright and his past. For seven years he’s held at the court of his deadliest enemy, oblivious to all he’s lost. Until one day, the spell that stole his memories begins to crack. On the heels of a harrowing escape, Wardin’s quest for answers leads him to the last magistery, where he studied magic as a boy. But he’ll find no safe haven there — or anywhere. Plagued…(more)

A Subtle Murder by Blythe Baker

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Murder and intrigue on the Arabian Sea… When Rose Beckingham sets sail for England in the summer of 1926, she brings more than souvenirs from her years in India. She carries the memory of a family tragedy and a secret so terrible it could destroy the new life she hopes to build in London. But Rose isn’t the only passenger aboard the RMS Star of India with something to hide. Halfway across the Arabian Sea, death strikes and a murderer begins a deadly game only Rose can hope to end. With a mysterious Frenchman haunting her steps, can Rose outrun…(more)