Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, June 14, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, June 14, 2020

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

Stay by Ivy Symone

Genre(s): Romance

Frankee had everything a woman could desire. From the castle-like mansion she dwelled in to the fancy jewels she adorned; she had it all. She was the mother of two beautiful children whom she simply adored, and she was surrounded by a slew of servants who praised and worshipped her like she was royalty. Her fairytale life was every girl’s dream come true. But she never thought her shining knight in armor would come in the form of a megalomaniac! Zino Okonjo has been proclaimed by many to be a powerful and ruthless “street financier”. A man like Zino…(more)

Call of the Kiwi by Sarah Lark

Genre(s): Historical

The great-granddaughter of Gwyneira McKenzie–who arrived in New Zealand as a nave young bride in In the Land of the Long White Cloud–Gloria Martyn has enjoyed an idyllic childhood at Kiward Station, her familys sprawling sheep farm in the Canterbury Plains. When her parents send word from Europe that its time for Gloria to become a proper “lady” by attending boarding school half a world away in England, Gloria must leave everything and everyone she loves most in the world, including her steadfast protector Jack McKenzie. Wrenched from her beloved homeland and struggling to fit in with…(more)

Raising Innocence by Shannon Mayer

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. The FBI wants me on their team. Bad enough that they are dangling bait they KNOW I can’t resist. The catch? It’s on the other side of the ocean. And if I want what they’re offering, I have to help them with a salvage gone terribly, terribly wrong. But this time, I have no back up. I have no Plan B. And I have no O’Shea…(more)

This Present Darkness: A Novel by Frank Peretti

Genre(s): Mystery, Religious

After the film in her camera is mysteriously destroyed at a small-town festival, reporter Bernice Kreuger knows she’s found something worth covering up. She brings the investigation to her boss, Marshall Hogan. Along with the local pastor of a struggling church, Hank Busch, they find something much bigger than they expected — a demonic plot to enslave their town and, eventually, the world. The tiny college town of Ashton becomes the unlikely battleground in a cosmic clash between good and evil. Unseen by the human protagonists, armies of angels and demons wage war against one another in the spiritual realm…(more)

One Night: Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Genre(s): Romance

ONE NIGHT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH… Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He’s heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she’s almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she’ll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin… signed M. All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He’s obnoxious but…(more)

Harvest of Thorns: Grebey Creek Book One by Paul E. Wootten

Genre(s): Historical

Missouri, 1934… Two years ago, Lincoln Stanley, a Negro, purchased several hundred acres of prime farmland. Not much was said at the time. Now two more families are joining him, and that’s too many for some locals. In the late-night shadows of a remote barn the Saxon County Knights are born. Levi Manning is their leader. The Knights are his ticket away from the family farm he has run into the ground. Levi convinces the Knights to move against the Negroes – immediately and forcefully. Harvester Stanley, Lincoln’s son, is privy to the Knights’ plans. Though just fourteen, he uses…(more)

Diffusion by Stan C. Smith

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

What would you sacrifice to bring to light the greatest discovery in human history? Quentin Darnell was only a boy when his anthropologist parents were overcome by a professional failure so crushing it led to his father’s suicide. Now a schoolteacher, Quentin is looking for answers that can only be found in the wild terrains of Indonesian Papua, where years ago his parents studied an isolated aboriginal tribe. Quentin leads his wife, son, and six students on a field trip to experience Papua’s pristine tropical forests. When their plane tragically crashes in the wilderness, Quentin becomes trapped in a vicious…(more)

Hold My Heart by Esther M. Soto

Genre(s): Thriller

On a manhunt for a serial killer, FBI Special Agent Ileana Harper falls through a break in time, ripping her from the present and everything she knows. After forming an uneasy alliance with the man who comes to her rescue, she unearths long-buried family secrets. Spiraling out of control, she clings to memories of Tommy, her partner and best friend of eight years, to keep her sane, fearful she may never see him again. FBI Special Agent Tommy Colton relies on Ileana to keep him grounded; she’s the closest thing he’s ever had to love in his life. When…(more)

Acquisition by Chelle Bliss

Genre(s): Romance

A ONE-NIGHT STAND with a handsome stranger wasn’t a problem–until he tries to STEAL her company. Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights. Rival CEO, Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy. She should know, since Antonio’s a one-night stand she thought she’d never see again. Antonio wants to take over more than her company, he wants her as part of the Acquisition. Let the games begin…(more)

Welcome to the Garden Club: A Novel by Jenny B. Tilbury

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Free

Opening day of the Fleur-de-Lis Ladies Garden Club of the French Quarter gives fifty lucky women a chance to express their inner southern divas. As longtime member Stephanie Lewis steps into a luxurious condo to begin a new season of the garden club, she has no idea of the drama and life changes that await her. Stephanie, a community volunteer and socialite, is convinced that proper civilization ends at the New Orleans city limits. Her friends and fellow members consist of Gloria Vincent, a wealthy widow who manages two international businesses, and Dolores Delacroix, a successful business owner…(more)