Blake Crouch earned his undergraduate degrees in English and creative writing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published his first two novels within five years of graduation. Since then he has published eight additional mystery, suspense, and horror novels, as well as multiple novellas and short stories. His horror tale Abandon tops today’s Buffet.

blakeBlake’s stories have appeared in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Thriller 2, and other anthologies. His novels Fully Loaded, Run, and Stirred have each earned spots in the top ten of the Kindle bestseller list, and much of his work has been optioned for film. He lives today in Durango, Colorado.

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Author: Blake Crouch


On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins; and not a single bone was ever found. One hundred thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so that they can learn what happened.

With them is a psychic, and a paranormal photographer—as the town is rumored to be haunted. A party that tried to explore the town years ago was never heard from again. What this crew is about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.


Faithful Warrior

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Basil Sands
Faithful Warrior

God forgives when we ask sincerely. Men, not so much. Self, even less. And the Dead….

Pastor Mike loves his family, and loves his flock. Life is good, but to get there he had to traverse a trail of blood. The faces that haunt his nightmares are no longer just specters, and a long thought dead enemy is about to unleash a very real hell.

Cross My Heart (A Contemporary Romance Novel)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Abigail Strom
Cross My Heart (A Contemporary Romance Novel)

The last thing Jenna Landry wants is to fall in love. The former rock musician is getting ready to start a new job and a new life in L.A., and she’s only back in her hometown for the summer. Nothing could tempt her to stay any longer than that…not even the sexy doctor next door.

Michael Stone has a reputation for being as cold as ice. So what is it about his free-spirited neighbor that sets him on fire? The strait-laced M.D. has his hands full with his career and his teenage daughter, and even if he were looking for a relationship, he knows Jenna is all wrong for him.

So why does being with her feel so right?

My Familiar Stranger – Romancing the Vampire Hunters

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: Victoria Danann
My Familiar Stranger - Romancing the Vampire Hunters (Black Swan 1)

Smart. Sexy. Magical.

A secret society, modern day knights, an accidental pilgrim from an alternate dimension, and a vampire like no other come together where chance intersects romance for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, proving that true love can find you in the strangest places, even far, far from home.

Bluegrass State of Mind

Romantic Suspense
Author: Kathleen Brooks
Bluegrass State of Mind (Bluegrass Series)

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

Inhale (A Just Breathe Novel)

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: Kendall Grey
Inhale (A Just Breathe Novel)

After years of suffocating under her boss’s scrutiny, whale biologist Zoe Morgan finally lands a job as director of a tagging project in Hervey Bay, Australia. Success Down Under all but guarantees her the promotion of a lifetime, and Zoe won’t let anything–or anyone–stand in her way. Not the whale voices she suddenly hears in her head, not the ex who won’t take no for an answer, and especially not the gorgeous figment of her imagination who keeps saving her from the fiery hell of her dreams.

Gavin Cassidy hasn’t been called to help a human Wyldling in over a year, which is fine by him. Still blaming himself for the death of his partner, he keeps the guilt at bay by indulging in every excess his rock star persona affords. That is, until he’s summoned to protect Zoe from hungry Fyre Elementals and learns his new charge is the key to restoring order in the dying Dreaming.

Forbidden Fruit

Fiction > African American > Urban
Author: Nika Michelle
Forbidden Fruit

Ayanna, Amaya and Princess are three very different Georgia Peaches on a mission. Ayanna has been in love with Diablo Perez, the leader of the street gang The Cues, since the age of fourteen. With lots of loyalty and determination she finally becomes his woman, but love often comes with a price.

Princess is after money and pleasure, no matter who she hurts in the process. A visitor from her past causes her to question the woman she has become. Amaya is keeping a devastating secret that only one other person knows about and it becomes harder and harder to keep him quiet. Follow these three street bred divas in this action packed street tale of love, lust, passion and betrayal.

Dragon Isle (The Legend of Vanx Malic)

Action & Adventure
Author: M. R. Mathias
Dragon Isle (The Legend of Vanx Malic)

Vanx, Trevin, and Darbon, along with Prince Russet and the crew of the Sea Hawk, sail to Vanx’s homeland to find an old friend who just might know the wyrm lore needed to make their quest to Dragon Isle seem survivable.

Meanwhile Coll and Duke Martin have set their shadowy schemes in motion in Dyntalla where Quazar is keeping the princess from death with all he has.

What will King Oakarm do about Duke Martin’s treachery when he arrives?

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating)

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: Nicky Charles
Bonded (Prequel to The Mating)

Reno’s a tough Enforcer for Lycan Link who finds himself drawn to Brandi but duty rules his life. Brandi, just on the edge of starting her career as a Disaster Control officer, falls for Reno at first sight, but are they really meant to be? Is it love or lust and does it really even matter? Enforcers and DCs don’t get along…unless fate forces them to.

Trailing: A Memoir

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Kristin Louise Duncombe
Trailing: A Memoir

Something unexpected occurs when Kristin Louise Duncombe moves to New Orleans to begin her adult life as a psychotherapist: She falls madly in love with a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor, abandons all of her plans, and follows him on a medical mission to East Africa. Faced with the dual culture shock of Kenya and life with the MSF team, Kristin struggles to craft a new existence in a context of mishap, witchcraft, and the life or death stakes of the MSF world.

Just when she has managed to establish a life for herself in Nairobi, a violent carjacking catapults her into a state of acute post-traumatic stress, and her life thereafter devolves into a world of intense anxiety that permeates every aspect of her existence.


Teens > Romance
Author: Sophie Davis, Elizabeth Baehr, Laurel Dabbs

When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Unable to accept their fate, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible. Luckily, she was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia’s poised to graduate from a school for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves… the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl.

The Highlander’s Hope – A Contemporary Highland Romance

Romantic Suspense
Author: Cali MacKay
The Highlander's Hope - A Contemporary Highland Romance

When Dr. Catriona Ross discovers clues to a long lost highland treasure, her only hope of finding the jewels is to obtain the help of Scotland’s most eligible bachelor and playboy, Iain MacCraigh.

Iain can’t believe his luck when he finds out the jewels are hidden away somewhere on his land– and it doesn’t hurt that the historian looking for them has curves to go with her smarts. With his brother betting the family fortune, this is the life line he desperately needs.

The odds are against them, and with word getting out about the jewels, they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Time’s running out, but can they learn to trust each other, or will they lose the jewels and true love in the process?

Hidden Under Her Heart

Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life
Author: Rachelle Ayala
Hidden Under Her Heart

Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off premarital sex, hoping to land a marrying type of man.

Lucas Knight, a law-school dropout, moves to California to train for the Ironman Triathlon. He’s smart, sweet, and everything Maryanne wants in a man, but their relationship suffers from his dedication to the sport. Seeking consolation in the arms of a handsome preacher’s son, Maryanne attends a church party where she is raped.

Maryanne is pregnant from the rape and plans to abort. But the identity of her rapist is hidden in her baby’s DNA.

The Book of Love: Relationships and Dating

Health, Mind & Body > Sexuality
Author: Jennifer O’Neill
The Book of Love: Relationships and Dating

Are you single, dating, or looking for love? Are you in a relationship, but need some relationship advice?

If the answer is yes then you are in the right place. This book covers everything from dating to why you can’t seem to get a commitment from your significant other.

Why is it that so many relationships nowadays seem so complicated? The reason is actually very simple: it comes down to different levels of commitment.

The S.N. Killer

Literature & Fiction > Drama
Author: Shameek Speight
The S.N. Killer

In today’s society,everyone lives online in order to interact with each other. In these current times there is not a person that isn’t somehow linked to a social networking site.

Detective Lauren Pitman and her partner Detective Alexis Lovett head a Special Division Unit, in charge of solving Internet Crimes. Those crimes include rape, homicide and missing persons to name a few. Recently women have been targeted throughout the Tri-State Area. Several victims have been found dead with missing body parts. What these women seem to have in common is that all these women were all online on different social networking sites, talking and interacting with a man, who police cannot seem to be able to trace or locate almost as if he doesn’t exist.

My Dinosaur is Scared of Vegetables (Fun Rhyming Children’s Books)

Children’s eBooks > Ages 4-8
Author: Lily Lexington
My Dinosaur is Scared of Vegetables (Fun Rhyming Children's Books)

Follow Jack and his cute dinosaur friend in his quest to avoid eating his vegetables.

The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss
Author: Stan Spencer
The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin

This book isn’t about the latest celebrity diet, wonder food, or miracle supplement. It’s about creating a personalized weight loss plan—your own easiest path to naturally thin. While you can lose weight with almost any diet, keeping the weight off is much more difficult, requiring permanent changes in eating and exercise habits. This book provides a science-based approach for making those changes in a way that works best for you, without wasting time, money, or effort.

Dr. Spencer explains why we gain weight and why the fat lost by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of practical weight loss tools for controlling emotional eating, calming cravings, boosting metabolism, and improving nutrition and exercise.

Within: A Medical Suspense Novel

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Ben Scott Craig
Within: A Medical Suspense Novel

A movement is happening in cancer care, far from the sterile halls of conventional hospitals and the one-shot-fits-all drugs of pharmaceutical companies. Doctor Richard Blake and his synergistic, personalized treatment stand at the forefront of this revolution. But Plaxin Pharmaceuticals will stop at nothing to suppress the doctor’s groundbreaking discoveries.

The Highlander (The Rise of The Aztecs Series, book 1)

Action & Adventure
Author: Zoe Saadia
The Highlander (The Rise of The Aztecs Series, book 1)

Born in the Highlands, Kuini thought his life was simple. You hunt and you fight, defending your towns against the raids of the Lowlanders and then raiding their lands in turn. His father was the Warriors’ Leader, and he wanted to be just like him.
Yet, Texcoco, the mighty Capital of the Lowlands, seemed incredibly beautiful, sparkling, its pyramids magnificent. However, on the day Kuini agrees to finally enter the magnificent city, it would all change. He expected to get into trouble, but he could not foresee the extent of the trouble and, worst of all, he did not expect to uncover hidden secrets concerning his own family.

BioHarmonizing 2013: How To Flourish During Our Interesting Times

Self-Help > Spiritual
Author: Frank Ra
BioHarmonizing 2013: How To Flourish During Our Interesting Times - Mindfulness, happiness, personal development, peace, spirituality, longevity, well-being and healing in the 21st Century

We want to live our dream life, and we can. We want to be happy, and we can. We want to experience oneness, and we can. We want to live at our full potential, and we can. BioHarmonizing offers you the tools to do so. Harmonize your values, goals, actions, etc. BioHarmonizing helps you in discovering what matters for you, in your own terms, and create your own harmonic life.

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