Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, June 7, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, June 7, 2020

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. We hope you are staying safe as the world slowly reopens. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Have a great week!

White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Baylor has a unique and secret skill — she knows when people are lying — and she’s used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family’s detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor “Mad” Rogan. Rogan is a billionaire Prime — the highest rank of magic user — and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally…(more)

Bed Buddies by Stephanie St. Klaire

Genre(s): Romance

When the bright lights of New York City sends her packing, Kinley Reed finds herself back in small town USA, with shattered dreams and a broken heart. Miles from Broadway, Pine Valley may be where home was, but it’s certainly not where the heart is. Especially when it comes to men. Town Pediatrician, and single dad, Jace Detweiler was hot, hot, hot. Pine Valley boasted all the small town charm the single dad might want to raise his son around, but he didn’t count on it being lonely. A chance meeting, and twist of fate, leaves the unlikely couple consumed…(more)

Recurve by Shannon Mayer

Genre(s): Fantasy

My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental. My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father’s side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn’t going to happen. I’ve been accused of attacking the queen, my wicked stepmother, and my life is suddenly on the line. I have only two options left to me: banishment, or training to become one of the King’s Elite Guards, an Ender. Option one will kill me. Option two is meant to break me, but it’s…(more)

The Course of Empire by Eric Flint

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny–and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, who are sending a genocidal extermination fleet to the solar system. Humanitys only chance rests with an unusual pair of allies: a young Jao prince, newly arrived to Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers.But both are under pressure from the opposing forces–a cruel Jao viceroy on one side, determined to drown all opposition in blood; a reckless human resistance on the other, perfectly prepared to shed…(more)

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Miss Jane Fairfield cant do anything right. When shes in company, she always says the wrong thing–and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns always seem to fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry cant save her from being an object of derision.And thats precisely what she wants. Shell do anything, even risk humiliation, if it means she can stay unmarried andkeep her sister safe.Mr. Oliver Marshall has to do everything right. Hes the bastard son of a duke, raised in humble circumstances–and he intends to…(more)

The Crown and the Crucible by Michael Phillips

Genre(s): Historical, Free

Against the formidable backdrop of prerevolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become inextricably entwined. Anna Yevnova Burenin, a peasant girl from the tiny village of Katyk, must leave the home she loves to work in a prince’s palace in St. Petersburg, bringing only her family’s heritage of faith with her. Anna’s future is altered forever when she is thrust into the presence of the high-minded, spoiled Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. And even as Anna’s own life is changed, her faith has a transforming influence over the willful young princess. But the aristocracy cannot be isolated forever from the forces…(more)

One Tequila: An Althea Rose Mystery by Tricia OMalley

Genre(s): Mystery, Free

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tricia O’Malley. Tequila Key is just like any other small town and I’m just like any other small town psychic. Scratch that. Tequila Key is a world onto itself and some people might think that I am one crayon short of the box. And, if we’re being totally honest, Tequila Key is just like any other small town – if that town boasts a voodoo priestess and a few white witches for flavor. Turquoise blue water and the best margaritas this side of Mexico make it hard to leave. I’m Althea Rose…(more)

Letters of Freedom – The Carmel Sheehan Series Book 1: A Novella by Jean Grainger

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

She’s lost. He’s searching. Neither knows the full truth. Carmel Sheehan was abandoned as a baby and left in the care of the Irish state. Life with the nuns was lonely and isolating, but nobody ever adopted her, so when the time came to leave Trinity House, she was terrified, and jumped at the chance to get a family of her own by marrying a widower with two little girls. But Bill wasn’t who he seemed, and having his horrible sister Julia as a constant looming presence made a bad situation even worse. Then a Facebook message from a man…(more)

More Than Want You by Shayla Black

Genre(s): Romance

I hired her to distract my enemy. Now I’m determined to have her for my own. I’m Maxon Reed — real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success — my brother. I’ll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who’s just his type. Sassy Keeley Kent accepts my challenge to learn how to become Griff’s perfect girlfriend. But somewhere between the…(more)

Brainrush by Richard Bard

Genre(s): Thriller, Romance

A man will move heaven and earth to rescue the woman he loves and her autistic child, unwittingly becoming the only hope against a global terrorist — or the fanatic’s ultimate weapon. Publishers Weekly heralded the first book in Richard Bard’s Brainrush thriller series as “terrifically entertaining” and “inventive and compelling.” It went on to earn The Wall Street Journal’s #1 Action/Adventure slot in their Dec 2011 Guide to Self-Published Big Sellers list.”OMG — this was the best suspense-filled novel I’ve read in years! ” 5-Stars by PriscillaWhen terminally-ill Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary…(more)