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Novelist Steve Gannon is best known as the author of A Song for the Asking, a bestselling police/family saga originally published by Bantam Books. His current “Kane Family” series includes the suspense thriller titled Kane, which was released in 2011 and it tops today’s Buffet.
The story is set in Los Angeles, which is being terrorized by a series of grisly murders. One man, Detective Daniel Kane, can stop the killer, who is fighting his own demons.
A native of North Carolina, Steve has pursued various careers — as actor, electrical engineer, dentist, builder, and concert promoter. Currently he lives in southern Idaho, where he is the Executive Director of Sun Valley Artist Series, a nonprofit organization that promotes the art of classical music. He is married to pianist Susan Spelius Dunning.
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Mysteries & Thrillers
Author: Steve Gannon
Los Angeles is terrorized by a series of murders. One man can stop the killer: Detective Daniel Kane. But for Kane — devastated by personal tragedy and haunted by a secret that could destroy his family — to do so may cost him everything, even his life . . .
Kane is a nonstop thriller filled with complex characters, surprising twists, and unforgettable scenes. From a political firestorm that sends the investigation spinning out of control to an unexpected, breathtaking climax, this book will keep you in suspense until the turn of the final heart-pounding page.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Karen McQuestion
Wandering the dark streets at night is Russ Becker’s way of dealing with his relentless insomnia and the angst of life. But that changes forever the night he witnesses a strange astronomical event, then discovers he’s developed incredible superpowers.
And he’s not alone. Three others in his town—sexy Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia—have had the same experience and acquired intriguing powers of their own. As if Mallory isn’t special enough with her good looks and high IQ, now she can control peoples’ minds. Jameson thinks he’s the coolest because he moves objects with his thoughts, and shy Nadia struggles to understand her new empathic abilities.
At first the four secretly relish their newfound gifts while keeping them hidden. However, things get serious when they learn they’re being hunted by an organization that wants them for its own nefarious purposes. Russ has always picked his battles wisely, but when the bad guys threaten his family, they’re about to find out they messed with the wrong teens. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.
Business & Investing
Author: Mark Sanborn
We tend to be surprised when downturns hit us and treat them as the exception—and when times are good, we act as if they will never change. In this book, Mark shows us what we should always be doing to be prepared for these cycles and events in our lives in order to make the most of them. Mark tells his own story of a downturn he experienced. Then, he identifies the principles and practices that will help you discover opportunities in both good times and bad, in up and sideways years. Mark provides timely wisdom that can’t be ignored no matter where you are in your personal or professional life.
Author: Jennifer Blake
Reynaud, of both French and Natchez Indian blood, endures a deadly slur from the lovely widow, Elise Laffont. Because of it, he demands she become his bedmate in return for saving her and her friends during a dangerous uprising. How was he to know she dreaded a man’s possession?
Elise expects the same brutal treatment from the half-breed brother of the ruler of the Natchez that she received from her dead husband. Instead, she is presented with a dubious bargain: Reynaud will not touch her–as long as she explores his magnificent body each night instead.
Their sensual pact turns to fiery desire, forging a bond as tender as it is strong. But the war between French and Natchez escalates, forcing desperate choices between honor and duty, loyalty and love.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Luke Murphy
When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years.
Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.
Action & Adventure
Author: Jeff Andrews
His career is on the rocks. His ex-wife is demanding more money. A woman he can’t even remember accuses him of fathering her child. Newspaper reporter Mitch Corsini shrugs and takes another drink. However, when his estranged teenaged daughter mysteriously disappears, his life finally has a purpose: find the child he’s neglected for too long and rekindle the love they once shared.
Mitch’s quest takes him to the Virginia mountains and his ancestral home. There, he finds himself locked in a life or death struggle to save his daughter as seventy-year-old family secrets and the fate of a long-forgotten railroad worker combine to shatter the very foundations of his world.
Author: M.T. Acquaire
Have you ever wondered if curses really do exist? Marty’s grandfather always said that superstition was nothing more than nonsense that hindered fools from discovery, but now Marty’s not so sure. Ever since his grandfather, a world-renowned archeologist, discovered a tomb in Egypt his family has been plagued with tragedy.
First Marty’s mother disappears, and then Reginald himself collapses at the museum in the weeks leading up to the mummy’s unveiling. One by one children start to disappear as the town turns against Marty and his family, blaming them for unleashing the curse upon them. Haunted by visions of creatures that shouldn’t exist, Marty soon finds himself in a waking nightmare filled with demons running rampant in the streets, ghouls masquerading in the flesh of humans, and an evil necromancer who will stop at nothing to secure his own immortality.
Religion & Spirituality
Author: Tommy Taylor
Do we have the technology enabling Christ to be born again of a second virgin mother? A six-year-old little girl in Alabama knows we do. The Pope is afraid we do. The world asks, “should we if we can?”
The book follows the life of a little girl in Alabama who goes completely insane at the age of six and is confined to a state mental hospital. In a strange twist of fate, she is chosen, “by God,” to become the mother of his son, the next Madonna in the second coming of Christ. Explore her life as there are those who adore and worship her and there are those who loathe her and will do anything to end her life before her son is born.
Author: Sam Torode
A humorous novel set during the Great Depression—a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of Water for Elephants, Mark Twain, and Johnny Cash
Author: Kirk Allmond
When Victor Tookes went to work that beautiful spring day, he never expected to see a man eaten alive in the street in front of his office. After convincing himself that they really were zombies, he makes a trip from his house in Pennsylvania to his family home in Virginia, battling zombies all the way. His three and a half year old son was bitten on the leg, but doesn’t turn into a zombie. Instead, he turns into something more than human.
Victor quickly discovers that everything he knew about zombies was wrong. Not all of them were mindless, uncoordinated, rotting ghouls; some of them were bigger, faster, stronger or smarter than when they were human.
Author: Marie F Martin
Teagan O’Riley was pregnant and alone when she met three single mothers at an OB clinic. A few weeks later, two of them are dead and the third is close on Teagan’s heels, intent on a campaign of twisted murder and insanity. Teagan cannot risk entrusting the three infants to the police with her finger prints all over one crime scene and her foot print smeared into blood at another. She flees with the babies to a wilderness cabin belonging to her lost love’s grandmother, but is even this remote location safe?
Author: Rachel Hanna
Camden Lane is three months away from her wedding to Preston Donnelly. From a rich family, she is expected to marry the handsome doctor and “make something of herself” after taking a year off after medical school. One fateful day, she decides to go with her friend, Natalie, into the north Georgia mountains to hike near a waterfall. This excursion will change her life forever.
Sam Steele is a hard working farm owner who goes on his first date with Jenny to hike the falls. When tragedy strikes, his life will be changed forever too.
Literature & Fiction
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Born a nameless bastard into the Berserker horde, Finn is the measure of strength, ferocity, and brutality at the Temple of Freya. Sent to the Highlands bent on revenge and murder, he stumbles on an infant deserted in the snow. What he chooses next may seal his fate.
Rhona McEwan has lost everything. Her husband, her child, and soon she fears she must relinquish her dignity in order to survive the bitter Highland winter. When the most fearsome, mysterious, and breathtaking man seeks the help she can give to the child in his arms, she’s unable to turn them away. Even though she’s not certain he’s entirely human.
Author: J.L. Murray
Niki Slobodian sees things – things that aren’t supposed to be there. Labeled an Abnormal by New Government, her name is tacked onto the Registry, which seems to be getting longer these days. Now she can’t work or she’ll end up the same place as her father: in prison. But with no money coming in, Niki’s getting desperate.
So when a mysterious client offers to get her off the Registry in exchange for taking his case, Niki jumps at the chance. All she has to do is round up a homicidal Dark that’s escaped from Hell and is cruising around the city in borrowed bodies. The murders are piling up, with Niki’s notorious father somehow involved, and Niki’s running out of time.
Computers & Technology
Author: Gabriela Taylor
Pinterest can take your business to a whole different level. All it takes is a few “Pins” and your business can really take off.
Pinterest is growing and it’s growing fast so before you start off on your Pinterest journey, be sure you’re ready for new traffic or orders. If you do it right, it’s has the potential to be a better marketing tool than Facebook or Twitter.
Religion & Spirituality
Author: Dale Fife
You desire to live in the presence of God, and you yearn to know the Father’s heart in an intimate way. The Secret Place will draw you in and change your life.
Author: Lily Lexington
Follow Lola the Mermaid with beautiful illustrations in her quest to win the gold medal for diving in the Splish Splash Olympics. Will she win the gold medal? Discover what happens in this fun tale.
Action & Adventure
Author: Val Sharp
Set in the era of the Vietnam War, this is a love story between a young man and woman caught up in the throes of that era. Our couple meet by chance in Nice during a Bastille Day weekend, and when they part neither imagines their lives will ever cross again. They are from two different worlds. But fate intervenes and they do meet again – and connect – and despite repreated vows of “no commitments” she becomes immersed in his world.
Little do they know that their destiny is to be caught up in an international intrigue that will lead from the South of France through Switzerland and all the way back to the Ozarks, or that she will become a singing star, or that as a couple their names will become famous and indelibly linked to one of the greatest scandals of all time.
Author: Braden McElroy, Barb Lilland
Luna couldn’t stand it anymore, so she escaped Grandfather’s house and sought refuge in the backyard. And that’s where she discovered the mysterious hedge-fence gate…
Step with Luna into Spirithaven, a place between places where vibrant emotions become colorful traveling companions, memories are carefully sculpted–and fears grow into daring realities. There, a dreadful gnome strives to fashion Luna’s unhappiest moods into a prison, but several extraordinary (or at least extraordinarily peculiar) new friends reveal that such places can often be reshaped with perspective. Sometimes the gloomy, lonely place is truly…
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Charlie Cole
Simon Parks is a headhunter by trade, finding the best talent in the industry. Simon’s industry happens to be the international spy game. When tragedy rips his life apart he relocates to a new town and starts over, only to find that his old life has followed him home. Pursued by industrial spies, domestic terrorists, and his old boss, Simon must unravel a plot to steal secrets from the Department of Homeland Security and frame him for murder. Cut off from official channels and hounded by the police, Simon recruits his own rogue team of operatives to take down the conspirators.
Religion & Spirituality
Author: Cornel Marais
Traditions of man nullify the Word of God. This book is all about breaking those traditions and is not a general feel-good-about-myself-I’m-a-good-Christian, either. You will find that this is a straightforward and sometimes challenging book.
This book was not written to show you everything you might be doing wrong, but instead to show you the treasures in you that are illegitimately hidden and often unknowingly kept from the world. I you as a believers lies the greatest grace-empowered treasure, to heal the sick, the set the captives free, to proclaim freedom and goodwill to all mankind.
Author: Lisl Fair, Ismedy Prasetya
Come on an adventure with Codley, the octopus, and his best friend Pokie, the puffer fish, as they explore a mysterious sea cave together.
Author: Catherine Converse
When an old, seemingly crazy woman dies suddenly in a quiet neighborhood, all of the neighbors are sure that a heart attack or a stroke was most likely the culprit. Soon enough, the local Sheriff’s office confirms her death to be of natural causes.
But 19-year-old Jemily Lynwood knew the old lady best, and as she takes on an investigation of her own, strange things begin to happen around the house next door, where the old woman supposedly lived alone. Jemily begins to discover that something (or someone) may have been left behind.
Meanwhile, the detectives at the Sheriff’s office dig up a few things about the neighborhood’s past, including an unsolved murder. The Sheriff decides to open up the cold case, and the neighborhood’s secrets slowly come alive.
Advice & How-to
Author: Sarah Clarence
Healthy and delicious recipes that can help you improve your health and lower your weight. Quinoa is a seed that is high in protein and rich in taste. It is so versatile that it can be added to every day foods that you already love and also to new recipes that you will immediately enjoy.This cookbook details what quinoa is and how it should be cooked. It also addresses the many health benefits of quinoa. The second half of the book provides delicious breakfast, bread, side dish, main dish and dessert recipes as well as suggestions as to how to easily add quinoa to current favorite dishes.
Religion & Spirituality
Author: Ivan Tait
This book is part faith, part hope, mixed with the promise of realizing God’s will for every day. Letters from God carries miraculous potential to build you up while changing and encouraging your life. Our days should be clothed with God’s blessings of power and wisdom. We are all on different Journeys but headed to the same destination, which is found fulfilling the will of God and enjoying His presence along the way.
These letters are prophetic in nature and spoken directly to you. Allow them to penetrate your heart; they will mend wounds, erase pain, bring clarity, open your soul to soar, and bring peace to your every day.
Coming of Age
Author: PJ Sharon
Smart and athletic 17-year-old Jordie Dunn has a bright future planned, but when tragedy turns her life upside down, she begins to question not only her future, but the facts surrounding her brother’s death in Iraq.
The military’s account that his best friend and fellow Marine, Alex Cooper, is at fault, is a notion she refuses to believe. Alex was the careful one–the shy, protective, computer geek she’s had a crush on since the ninth grade, and she knows better than anyone that her troubled brother had a dark and reckless side—a secret she’s kept for far too long.
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