Melissa F. Miller is author of the “Sasha McCandless” legal thriller series and a practicing attorney. When she’s not in court or on the playground with her three children, she’s hard at work on her next novel.

melissaMelissa tops today’s Buffet with her debut novel, No. 1 in the Sasha series, Irreparable Harm. It’s a breakneck page-turner with a strong female protagonist and a fine supporting cast of characters.

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Irreparable Harm (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller No. 1)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Melissa F. Miller

Irreparable Harm (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller No. 1)

After eight long years, attorney Sasha McCandless is about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. All she has to do is keep her head down and her billable hours up. When a plane operated by her client slams into the side of a mountain, killing everyone aboard, Sasha gears up to defend the inevitable civil lawsuits. She soon realizes the crash was no accident: a developer has created an application that can control a commercial plane’s onboard computer from a smartphone.

Sasha joins forces with a federal air marshal, and they race to prevent another airline disaster. But when people close to the matter start turning up dead, Sasha must rely on both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop the madman before he kills her.


Return to You (A Laurel Heights Novel)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Kate Perry
Return to You (A Laurel Heights Novel)

That rat bastard Michael Wallace is back.

The last person Olivia Parker expects to walk into her lingerie shop is her high school sweetheart. She’s so over him. Mostly. Except that he’s hotter than ever and still knows her better than she knows herself. But how can she risk her heart when she knows he’s just going to leave again?

It’s a simple plan: return home, shoot the movie, and leave emancipated from the contract he signed eleven years before. But Michael’s plan gets blown away the moment he sees Olivia again. Smart, sexy, and successful, Olivia is distraction personified. Only worse than that–Michael fears Olivia may be his heart and soul…

Ready or Not (Aggie’s Inheritance)

Religious Fiction
Author: Chautona Havig
Ready or Not (Aggie's Inheritance)

Fresh out of college, Aggie Milliken thinks she’s prepared for anything life can throw her way. Think again, Aggie!

After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother-in-law, Aggie is stunned to find herself the sole guardian of their eight lively children. If learning basic parenting skills wasn’t complicated enough, she must also battle the children’s half-crazed grandmother, survive a massive remodeling project, and navigate the waters of new friendships-alone.

She has little experience with children and none with housekeeping, and it shows. What she has going for her is grit, a double dose of determination, and the confidence that this is exactly where the Lord wants her to be. With an unlimited P-mail account and enough hymns to keep her spirits bolstered, she tackles one catastrophe after another.

Wilde’s Fire (Darkness Falls)

Fantasy > Contemporary
Author: Krystal Wade
Wilde's Fire (Darkness Falls)

Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her. She’s forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What’s worse, she has no control over her new future, and it’s full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made.
Will she discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose

Business & Investing > Industries & Professions
Author: Jagdish N. Sheth
Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose

Today’s best companies get it. From Costco to Commerce Bank, Wegmans to Whole Foods: they’re becoming the ultimate value creators. They’re generating every form of value that matters:emotional, experiential, social, and financial. And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders. Not because it’s “politically correct”: because it’s the only path to long-term competitive advantage.

These are the Firms of Endearment. Companies people love doing business with. Love partnering with. Love working for. Love investing in. Companies for whom “loyalty” isn’t just real: it’s palpable, and driving unbeatable advantages in everything from marketing to recruitment.

You need to become one of those companies. This book will show you how. You’ll find specific, practical guidance on transforming every relationship you have: with customers, associates, partners, investors, and society. If you want to be great—truly great—this is your blueprint.

This book is about gaining “share of heart,” not just share of wallet. It’s about aligning stakeholders’ interests, not just juggling them. It’s about building companies that leave the world a better place. Most of all, it’s about why you must do all this, or risk being left in the dust… and how to get there from wherever you are now.

Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation

Christian Living > Relationships
Author: Linda Rooks
Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation

A woman who is separated needs a friend to walk beside her on her difficult journey.

This book is that friend, one that will uplift, encourage, and hold her up while offering practical insights and pointing her to God. It is a book of hope. Because it is written by a woman who has gone through the trauma of a separation and the eventual healing of her own marriage, the reader will know she is not alone.

This collection of honest, heartfelt messages reaches down into the valleys of a woman’s loneliness, travels with her through her mental labyrinths, and sheds light in the dark tunnels where answers seem nonexistent. It provides the emotional and spiritual strength to help a woman sort through her confusion.


Indoor Gardening: How To Grow Gorgeous Gardens Indoors With Ease

Gardening & Horticulture > Vegetables
Author: Will Cook
Indoor Gardening: How To Grow Gorgeous Gardens Indoors With Ease (Container Gardening, Aeroponics, Hydroponics, Vertical Tower Gardens, Window Gardens and House Plants) (Gardening Guidebooks)

Even if you live in the frigid North where temperatures drop below zero in Winter, you can still have flowers blooming all year round with ease. Gorgeous plants like Christmas Cactus can bloom even in the Winter and maintaining them is easier than you might think.

Included is a list of the top 10 most beautiful indoor flowering plants and detailed instructions on their care and nourishment. Even if you only have a window sill to work with or just a small area by a window, you can build or buy a window garden to grow at least 20 food plants like tomatoes, lettuce and kale.

You don’t need fancy equipment or expensive gear to start an indoor urban garden – just a little bit of creativity and the plans and step by step instructions included in this book.

Real Estate Investing: How to Find Cash Buyers and Motivated Sellers

Real Estate > Buying & Selling Homes
Author: William Johnson
Real Estate Investing: How to Find Cash Buyers and Motivated Sellers

Teaches real estate investors and those interested in learning to invest in real estate how to define and target ideal cash buyers and motivated sellers. The book covers absentee owners, rehab investors, Section 8 landlords, and other buyer types. Some of the marketing topics include mailing lists, postcards, both online and offline marketing strategies along with examples. Anyone who wants to wholesale a house or is curious about flipping houses should pick this book to get educated on cash buyers and motivated sellers for their real estate investing.

Louisiana Bigshot

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Julie Smith
Louisiana Bigshot (Talba Wallis Mystery #2) (The Talba Wallis Series)

Meet the hottest detective duo in New Orleans–she’s Queen Latifah. He’s Danny DeVito. Or they would be if this were a movie–in print, they’re Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino. Talba’s got the beauty, the brains, the computer savvy, the poetic soul,the youth, the right demographic, and the sass. Eddie’s got the detective agency. Also a short fuse and yes, wisdom. Not only do they make it work, they’ve got chemistry.

And they need every skill and ounce of courage they can summon in this intricate tale of a decades-old conspiracy only now coming home to roost, with the murder of Talba’s friend Babalu Maya. Babalu is actually Clayton Robineau, daughter of the local banker in a small Louisiana town that bears her name, a town buried under the weight of its own malevolent past.

Wolf Dawn

Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Susan Cartwright
WOLF DAWN: Science Fiction Thriller/ Romance (Forsaken Worlds)

Ashton Chayton is the last of his race, and he wants revenge.

Stranded on a backwater planet, his survival depends on the Red Wolves of Opan. Despite his ability to enter the minds and bodies of both people and animals, Ashton has been through the torments of hell and is ready to even the score.

Unfortunately, his enemies want him too. Admiral Neopol Jones will torture him to unlock the secret of his power. The Ferals would enslave him. The influential Lord Andros just wants him dead.

Ashton must fight impossible odds, but he has allies — the woman he loves, his wolf family, and a man who Ashton thinks he hates. Ashton only wants two things–revenge and the Lady Lindha. But Ashton’s greatest enemy may just be himself.

50 Keys To Better Photography

Photography > Reference
Author: Dan Eitreim
50 Keys To Better Photography! (On Target Photo Training)

Over 160 pages of easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to do tips that will make you a better photographer. If you are tired of being the runner-up in all the local photography contests and want to start hearing “Ooohs” and “Aaahs” when people look at your photos, this one is for you.

The Consultant

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Claude Bouchard
The Consultant (VIGILANTE Series)

The friendly takeover of CSS Inc. leaves computer executive Chris Barry unemployed, very wealthy and pleased with the situation. But the hiatus is short-lived…

As a result of his involvement in the recent Vigilante investigation, Barry is approached by Jonathan Addley and invited to join Discreet Activities, a government agency of the clandestine variety,

Accepting, he promptly takes on his first assignment under the guise of an IT consultant, to investigate possible links between a local import business and the murder of its MIS director.

As he discovers the firm is being used to import narcotics, his cover is blown and things get personal, spurring him to show that murderers, drug lords, biker gangs and kidnappers are no match for…

…The Consultant

How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs

Job Hunting & Careers
Author: Paul Rega
How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs: A Necessary Job Search Book And Career Planning Guide For Surviving And Prospering In Today's Hyper Competitive Job Market

The author shares his vast knowledge of career planning and the inner workings of the job search process, citing hundreds of proven and effective job search techniques. He explains how to market your background to a targeted audience, interviewing skills and techniques, network building strategies, how to utilize personal and business contacts, effective use of social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, insider tips on working with recruiters, salary and benefits negotiation, how to write a resume, cover and follow-up letters, how to start and succeed in your own business and much more.

Hail Mary (Jim Knighthorse #3)

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: J.R. Rain
Hail Mary (Jim Knighthorse #3)

In this third book of the series, Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mother’s killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico.

All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mother’s killer…and there’s going to be hell to pay.

Time Off For Good Behavior

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Lani Diane Rich
Time Off For Good Behavior

Expressing anger is healthy. Wanda’s gonna live forever.

For Wanda Lane, life has been one long string of screw-ups. Her abusive ex-husband keeps threatening to kill her, she just lost her crappy job, and a head injury (sustained while diving off the witness stand to attack an obnoxious attorney) has left her hearing phantom music no one else can hear. It isn’t until she hits the rock bottom of her bottle of scotch that she begins to wonder if maybe — just maybe — the problem is her.

On her pothole-ridden path to becoming a decent human being, she makes friends with Elizabeth, a single mother looking for her own solid ground; Father Gregory, the patient priest who counsels Wanda, even though she’s not technically Catholic; and Walter, a Jimmy-Stewart-ish lawyer who is smart, sexy and single… and so far out of Wanda’s league that she thinks he must have been sent from God as one last punishment for her past transgressions. Can an angry, lost woman find her way back from failure, or are second chances the stuff of myth?

Arcadia’s Gift

Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Jesi Lea Ryan, Vicki Keire
Arcadia's Gift

When 16-year-old Arcadia “Cady” Day wakes in a hospital after experiencing what can only be called a psychic episode, she finds her family in tatters. With her twin sister gone, her dad moved out, her mom’s spiraling depression and her sister’s boyfriend, Cane, barely able to look at her, the only bright spot in her life is Bryan Sullivan, the new guy in school. When Bryan’s around, Cady can almost pretend she’s a regular girl, living a regular life; when he’s not, she’s wracked with wild, inexplicable mood swings. As her home life crumbles and her emotional control slips away, Cady begins to suspect that her first psychic episode was just the beginning…

Pennsylvania Breweries

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > U.S. Regional > Middle Atlantic
Author: Lew Bryson
Pennsylvania Breweries 4th Edition (Breweries Series)

This updated bestseller is the essential guide to Pennsylvania’s 73 breweries and brewpubs. Beer writer and connoisseur Lew Bryson takes readers across the Keystone State to new breweries and old favorites, recounting the history of brewing and providing full information for travelers. Each brewery entry includes types of beer brewed at the site, available tours, food served, area lodging, nearby points of interest, and the author’s “Pick” of the best beer to try.

Skin Deep

Self-Help > Personal Transformation
Author: Anne Hjelle
Skin Deep

The incredible true story of one woman’s battle for survival following a vicious mountain lion attack and the daunting emotional and physical challenges she faced during her recovery.In moving detail, Anne Hjelle’s describes her transformation from a wounded victim to a survivor, a woman who managed to come to terms with her new identity, and learned to live by the words ‘feed your faith, not your fear’.

From her first surgery, to the day she went back to Cactus Hill Trail- the scene of her near-death experience, Anne tells all in this captivating and evocative personal account which will both move and terrify you from the first page to the last.

The Queen’s Blade

Fantasy > Epic
Author: T C Southwell
The Queen's Blade

In a world where men share kindred with beasts, the Idol of the Beasts predicts a child who will end the Endless War after centuries of strife, but first the enemy king must die and his son be brought to the Jashimari Queen in chains…

After numerous failed attempts, killing King Shandor seems impossible, until an assassin offers to do the deed. His success places the Crown Prince at Queen Minna-Satu’s mercy, and Blade becomes the instrument of her wrath. Forged in the fires of fury, his heart died long ago in the desert kingdom. His glance is as icy as his smile is disarming, and the fires of passion will never stir his blood. He is the Master of the Dance in Jondar, the best to ever hold the title.


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