Cynthia Wright had a 20-year career with a major New York publisher, during which she cranked out 13 bestselling historical romance novels. Recently she was lured back to novel writing as the “indie” eBook revolution caught her fancy. cynthiaShe has re-edited and re-released all her previous novels with new cover art, and she’s busy writing again.

Cynthia specializes in adventurous, sensual stories touching on the 18th century, the Renaissance, the American West, and Regency. If you’re in the mood to read Cynthia’s “Beauvisage & Raveneau” books, you’re in luck because the first book in chronological order is at the top of today’s Buffet: Silver Storm.

Currently Cynthia lives in northern California with her husband, Alvaro, in a 1930s Spanish cottage. When they aren’t riding their  tandem road bike or traveling in their vintage Airstream, she spends time with family.

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Silver Storm (The Raveneau Novels, Book 1)

Historical Romance
Author: Cynthia Wright

Silver Storm (The Raveneau Novels, Book 1)

Dashing and dangerous Andre Raveneau is the Revolutionary War’s most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau sardonically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn’t count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon. Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America’s revolution, the couple battles the fiery passion that binds them together.

Three Wishes (a romantic comedy)

Romance > Paranormal Author: Stephanie Bond Three Wishes (a romantic comedy)

Ladden Sanderson is an antiques dealer who’s had the misfortune of falling n love with the governor’s girlfriend. When he unleashes a genie from a tarnished lamp, he doesn’t believe the man’s outlandish promises of fulfilling his every desire — until he’s wished himself into a hole the size of the Grand Canyon.

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Bah, Humbug! (A Christmas Street Romantic Comedy Novella)

Romance > Humor Author: Heather Horrocks Bah, Humbug! (A Christmas Street Romantic Comedy Novella)

Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller. For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer’s block–until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes it’s the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain’s weapon will fit inside a snowman’s body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi’s next show. From this improbable beginning comes friendship, but can there be a happy ending for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood? Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.

The Marriage List: full-length sweet historical romance

Romance > Historical Romance Author: Dorothy McFalls The Marriage List: full-length sweet historical romance

Compelled by his family to marry, Viscount Radford Evers makes a list of his requirements for a wife. Humble tenant May Sheffers meets none of these, so why does his heart beat madly at the sight of her?

The Spell (The Big Bad Wolf Series)

Romance > Paranormal > Vampires Author: Heather Killough-Walden The Spell (The Big Bad Wolf Series)

Dannai, who is also known as the Healer, has begun dreaming of werewolves. She’d always been able to hide the fact that she was a dormant, using her magic to shield the sweet, promising scent from the alphas she’s been forced to work around. But now that they’ve invaded her dreams, her world has really been turned upside down. For, though every dormant dreams of her intended mate – Dannai is dreaming of two wolves, not one. And neither one of them is good news. One is a notorious killer. The other is Lucas Caige. Lucas Caige is a man with a haunting past. A warlock took his brother from him fifty years ago and he’s spent his life outrunning that dark magic. But fate has a way of throwing sand in your gears – and just when Caige thought he could forever leave behind the magic that brought pain to his life, his path crosses that of the Healer. Dannai unwittingly casts her spell over him the moment he lays eyes on her. She’s stunning, she’s kind, and everything about her wreaks havoc on his senses. She’s also magic incarnate. But if Dannai thinks that’s going to stop him from doing everything in his power to make her his mate, the little witch has another thing coming.

Threads That Bind (The Havoc Chronicles)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Author: Brant Williams Threads That Bind (The Havoc Chronicles)

At 16, Madison has accepted herself for who she is: smart and witty, but overweight with thick glasses and the social life of a Tibetan monk. Everything changes the summer before her junior year of high school when her eyesight inexplicably corrects itself, and she begins to rapidly lose weight. However, her new look comes with an unexpectedly expensive price. Madison’s first kiss with the boy she has had a crush on for years triggers powers she can’t control, almost killing him. She discovers she is a Berserker, a powerful being chosen to guard the world from the Havocs, ancient creatures brought into our world by magic thousands of years ago. They cause destruction and death, but cannot be killed. Only the Berserkers’ life-blood can bind – and free – the Havocs. One Havoc is free and wants Madison’s blood to free another. Instead of enjoying her new look and popularity at school, Madison must now work with the Berserkers to master her powers and bind the Havoc before it kills her.

Everblue (Mer Tales, Book 1)

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic Author: Brenda Pandos Everblue (Mer Tales, Book 1)

Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Swimming and spending time with Tatiana, her best friend, are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college, and Ash hopes to finally ditch her longtime crush for Finley, Tatiana’s twin brother. But when Tatiana and her family fail to return home after a family emergency, Ashlyn chooses to do something drastic to find them. Finley Helton and his family are good at blending in as they run their sailing charter business in Lake Tahoe. But together, they guard an ancient secret. When a not so routine meeting forces Finley, Tatiana and their mother to return to Natatoria and Fin’s father on a dangerous mission, Fin can’t stay caged up for long.

65 Proof – Jack Daniels and Other Thriller Stories

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals Author: J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn 65 Proof - Jack Daniels and Other Thriller Stories

JA Konrath, author of the Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels thrilller series (Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken) offers a gigantic 180,000 word collection of sixty-five previously published short stories from the thriller, horror, and comedy genres, including many from his award-winning series. Stories to make you laugh, scream, cringe, think, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This collection has something to please every type of Kindle reader, and is an inexpensive way to get introduced to the author and his work.

Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1

Religious Fiction > Romance Author: Margaret Daley Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

Pepper

Animal Care & Pets > Dogs Author: Brian Borgford Pepper

A house pet finds himself in a dangerous predicament. Can he survive? This short story is ideal for school aged children, but will also appeal to any dog lover.

Toby Streams the Universe

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic Author: Maya Lassiter Toby Streams the Universe

Toby Hay is a psychic living in New York City, supporting his screwed-up family using his visions to play the stock market. He also helps his private investigator best-friend with the occasional case–all while trying not to read the future of every person he meets. Such as Toby’s new neighbor, a beautiful painter hiding from her violent Ex. Or Toby’s psychic, sex-pot, sister, scared of her own future. Or his quirky virtual-assistant, struggling to care for her sick child. Toby wants to help them all, but his super-psychic father trained him not to interfere, lest he lose his own sanity in the process. Toby’s father knew everything–he must have had good reasons for his rules. Of course, he vanished nearly a year ago… Then a voice speaks in Toby’s mind, offering a path away from the dark future predicted by the Family Histories–if only Toby will challenge what his father taught him and learn to use his visions, rather than merely control them. Now Toby must find his father, uncover the identity of the voice, and save his friends from their futures, all while figuring out how to live inside his own, increasingly strange mind.

TRANSCENDER: First-Timer

Science Fiction & Fantasy Author: Vicky Savage TRANSCENDER: First-Timer (TRANSCENDER Trilogy)

When a freak lightning storm turns terrifying, seventeen-year-old Jaden Beckett leaps for her life only to be glitched into an alternate universe. The destiny police want her out. Jaden’s got other plans. Ripped away from her quiet Connecticut life and dumped into a post-apocalyptic version of earth, Jaden lands smack in the middle of a kidnapping–her own! Agent Ralston of the Inter-Universal Guidance Agency (IUGA) rescues her and helps her to assume a new identity. And what an amazing identity it is … In this world, she’s Princess Jaden a member of the royal family of one of the three surviving nations. Plus, her mother’s alive here–a miracle she never dreamed possible. If that weren’t enough, she finds herself falling hard for Ryder Blackthorn, the half-Cherokee half-Irish outlaw who kidnapped her in the first place.

The Embattled Road (Military Romance)

Genre Fiction > War Author: J.M. Madden, Viola Estrella The Embattled Road (Military Romance) (Lost and Found Series)

This is a 20,000 word novella, prequel to the Lost and Found Series. It contains strong language, violence and adult situations. Not for readers under 18. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. In the harrowing prequel to The Lost and Found series, three embattled Marines must deal with their devastating physical and emotional injuries in a world that seems to have turned against them.

From My Mama’s Kitchen: food for the soul, recipes for living

Self-Help > Motivational Author: Johnny Tan From My Mama's Kitchen: food for the soul, recipes for living

From My Mama’s Kitchen reveals 30 timeless recipes for living, ranging from the power of relationships to the nature of love and the meaning of life. Released with the endorsement of the National Association of Mothers’ Centers, the book is dedicated to the realization and mastery of the power of unconditional love.

Secret

Romance > Multicultural Author: Nia Forrester Secret

Shayla has a secret. She’s different than the person she used to be three short years ago; that person she finally feels like she’s left behind and never wants to be again. And she’s been doing fine so far with her plan to reinvent herself. Trey Denison wasn’t going to put even a dent in those plans. All she needed from him was an extremely short, extremely hot, purely sexual affair and she had no reason to believe he wouldn’t provide it. After all, that was his specialty. But after one crazy weekend, Trey decides that a ‘short affair’ with Shayla is the last thing he wants.

Easy Innocence (Georgia Davis Series)

Mystery > Hard-Boiled Author: Libby Fischer Hellmann Easy Innocence (Georgia Davis Series)

When pretty, smart Sara Long is found bludgeoned to death, it’s easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia Davis — former cop and newly-minted PI — is hired to look into the incident at the behest of the accused’s sister, and what she finds hints at a much different, much darker answer. It seems the privileged, preppy schoolgirls on Chicago’s North Shore have learned just how much their innocence is worth to hot-under-the-collar businessmen. But while these girls can pay for Prada pricetags, they don’t realize that their new business venture may end up costing them more than they can afford.

Devil’s Lair

Literature & Fiction > Horror Author: David Wisehart Devil's Lair

A medieval knight leads a quest through Hell to recover the Holy Grail from the Devil. The knight, Marco da Roma, is joined by: Giovanni Boccaccio, an expert on Dante; William of Ockham, an English friar; and Nadja, an epileptic with the gift of prophecy. As the Black Death sweeps through Europe, these unlikely heroes confront the Devil–and their own demons–to forestall the Apocalypse.

The Burning of Isobel Key (The Key Legacy)

Historical Fiction Author: Jen McConnel The Burning of Isobel Key (The Key Legacy)

When Lou travels to Scotland, she’s a mess. She’s twenty-six, unemployed, and unsure of herself. It doesn’t help that she’s traveling with Tammy, her best friend, who is everything Lou is not. At first, the trip pushes Lou towards the brink of depression, but then she meets Brian, a handsome local tour guide. When Brian tells the tourists about the countless witches burned in Scotland, Lou starts to listen. And when she discovers information about Isobel Key, one of the victims of the seventeenth century, Lou finds renewed purpose.

Until Forever (Women of Prayer)

Religious Fiction > Romance Author: Darlene Shortridge Until Forever (Women of Prayer)

Jessi hung up the phone. That was the fifth time she tried calling home with no answer. She had just started eating lunch when she remembered she had forgotten to call home. It was something she would never forgive herself for. It was something she would never forgive herself for…

The Real

Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts Author: James Cole

The Real

When seven hippies burned to death 39 years ago in a tragic fire, a ghost story was spawned. The legend, passed down by students at the local University, centers on Claire Wales, a.k.a. the Hippie Queen. Graduate student Jeremy Spires thinks nothing of the tale until he stops on a deserted road to help a stranded motorist, Grady, who retells the ghost story as if it and the Hippie Queen are real.

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