Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, June 21, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. And happy Father’s Day to all the dads (including doggie dads!) out there. We hope you are staying safe. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Enjoy!

The Culmination of Everything by Christina C. Jones

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Losing everything doesn’t have to be the end. Sometimes, it’s a chance to find something different…(more)

Murder Al Fresco by Jennifer L. Hart

Genre(s): Mystery

From bestselling cozy mystery author Jennifer L. Hart comes the deliciously deadly conclusion to her Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries… Redemption never tasted so sweet… Andy Buckland is no stranger to TV. The worst moment of her career happened when a live studio audience got food poisoning from one of her dishes. But when the pasta guru is given a slot in the televised cooking competition Diced Showdown, she sees her chance at redemption. In exchange for the shot at vindication Andy and her fianc, Malcolm Jones, are tasked to find the identity of a mysterious blogger who has a nasty…(more)

Transitions: The Heirs Prequel by D. Camille

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has its place. ~ African Proverb Time waits for no man… or woman. Life moves on, old things fade away to make way for new beginnings. From Black Diamonds, to Uncut Diamonds… to Heirs. A new generation is forming, designed to be more advanced, more dangerous and more intriguing than their predecessors. In this prequel, The Diamond family is transitioning to usher in a new regime. The Diamonds are back, and the family is growing in unexpected ways…(more)

Star of Wonder: A Novella by Tracy Higley

Genre(s): Historical, Religious, Free

An epic quest across the sands of ArabiaIn the exotic lands of the east, a secret sect of Persian magicians study the night sky for generations.When the stars announce a strange royal birth, Misha, a first-level mage, is ready to prove himself by chasing down this new world leader.But then an ancient document surfaces, whispering of an artifact of immense power. The temptation to seize power is too great to resist.And Misha is not alone in his quest. The king’s general Reza seeks power to fulfill his mysterious destiny, and both he and Misha have…(more)

The Legend of ZERO: The Scientist, the Rat, and the Assassin by Sara King

Genre(s): Sci-fi

This is what happens when, in the chaos of an alien apocalypse where an all-powerful galactic empire has laid the smackdown on Earth for breaking universal laws on genetic experimentation, the world’s smartest human (sort of) swears to obey the galaxy’s greatest assassin (definitely) on Wednesdays through Mondays, if she will give him Tuesdays in turn. It is a 85,000-word kinky romantic adventure from the Legend of ZERO series where Rat and Sam struggle to survive the Apocalypse (and each other) before they meet up with Prime Commander Joe Dobbs and the human genetic experiments that he’s taken…(more)

Rescuing Finley by Dan Walsh

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Amy Wallace has made plenty of mistakes in her young life, but she didn’t see this one coming. Chris Seger is a marine serving in Afghanistan. His life is forever altered by a single, fateful step. A mother of another Afghan war vet suffers a devastating loss, which changes the course of Finley’s life for good. Finley is a mostly golden retriever, who suddenly finds himself alone and confused in a dog shelter. Could this prison actually become the place where Finley finally finds freedom? Rescuing Finley tells the story of how one rescue dog powerfully impacts three tragic lives…(more)

Highland Fire by Tanya Anne Crosby

Genre(s): Historical

Scotland, 1125, the Legend Begins …For two centuries, Aidan dun Scotis kinsmen have guarded Scotlands greatest secret, awaiting a worthy successor to arise and unite the Highland clans. His people are the last of the “Painted Ones,” the guardians of the true Stone of Destiny.A Struggle for PowerThe Highland tribes are fractured. Scotlands King David seeks an alliance with the fierce mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt Aidan dun Scoti–the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan …Tempted by revengeCursed by Aidans people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the…(more)

Borrowed Dreams by May McGoldrick

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people he enslaves. Her only hope is a marriage–in name only–to the notorious widower the Earl of Aytoun.Devastated by the tragic accident that killed his wife and left him gravely wounded, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, is tormented by the accusations that blame him for the catastrophe. Filled with despair, he lets his mother lure him into a marriage of convenience–for the sake of a good-hearted woman on the verge…(more)

Deadline: A Phantom Force Tactical Novel by Jessica James

Genre(s): Thriller

Very engaging. Hard to put down.” – Billy Allmon, U. S. Navy SEAL (Retired)DEADLINE introduces the men behind Phantom Force Tactical, a private security firm made up of former Navy SEALs and other covert operators. All books in this series are award-winning suspense/thrillers that can stand alone. He’s a relentless homicide detective. She’s an uncompromising journalist. Neither desires to work together — but they’ll never uncover the truth alone. Landing a front page headline isn’t why reporter Caitlin Sparks is investigating a string of suspicious deaths connected to the U. S. State Department. She has a personal stake in…(more)

The Castle of Earth and Embers by Steffanie Holmes

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

I’m Maeve Crawford. For years I’ve had my future mathematically calculated down to the last detail; Leave my podunk Arizona town, graduate MIT, get into the space program, be the first woman on Mars, get a cat (not necessarily in this order). Then fairies killed my parents and shot the whole plan to hell. I’ve inherited a real, honest-to-goodness English castle – complete with turrets, ramparts, and four gorgeous male tenants, who I’m totally not in love with. Not at all. It would be crazy to fall for four guys at once, even though they’re totally gorgeous and amazing…(more)