Victoria Lynne, the author of five popular historical romance novels, is a consistently Romantic Times’ “Top Pick” winner.

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Victoria seamlessly blends humor, wit, action, and romance to plunge readers into the giddy thrill of falling in love. Her books have been translated into German, Italian, and Spanish, and are currently available online through Kindle.

Victoria tops today’s Buffet with Captured, a revised, updated version of the delightful, madcap romance story published by Avon in 1995, when it was nominated for two RITA Awards: Best Historical Romance, and Best First Novel.

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Captured

Historical Romance
Author: Victoria Lynne

Captured

Devon Blake’s quick wits and good luck helped her survive on the streets of Liverpool. But in America, she finds herself in serious trouble. Accused of spying, she seems destined for the gallows. And it is handsome, dynamic Captain Cole McRae who must lead her to prison. Treachery destroyed Cole’s ship and most of his crew. Now he’s determined to see the dark-haired beauty responsible jailed for her heinous crime- and Devon’s wild attempts at escape only fire his fury. But Cole and Devon’s daring race through enemy territory ignites a passion stronger than vengeance.


Fairytale (Fairies of Rush)

Romance > Fantasy
Author: Maggie Shayne
Fairytale (Fairies of Rush)

Book One of Two in the “Fairies of Rush duet,” FAIRYTALE is a sexy, sensual fantasy romance novel. Steamy romance, not for children.

Brigit Malone can paint anything she sees, and uses that skill to get herself and her best friend, homeless Razor Face Malone off the streets. Then an old enemy kidnaps Raze and demands Brigit forge a privately owned painting, switch the fake for the original, and deliver it.

That painting is the prize possession of Adam Reid, who once glimpsed the fantastical images it holds in a childhood memory he now considers a hallucination.

But the images in the painting are actually a message from the twin sister Brigit doesn’t know she has; a message calling her back to the enchanted kingdom of Rush, where the two half-fay twins are destined to put down the usurping Dark Prince Tristan and restore peace to their homeland far, far away.


Stranger in Town (A Sloane Monroe Novel, Book Four)

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Cheryl Bradshaw
Stranger in Town (A Sloane Monroe Novel, Book Four)

Six-year-old Olivia Hathaway tiptoes down the center aisle of Maybelle’s Market, stopping once to glance over her shoulder and make sure her mother isn’t watching. But Mrs. Hathaway is too preoccupied to notice her daughter has slipped away. Moments later, a frantic Mrs. Hathaway runs up and down the aisles, desperately searching for her missing daughter. But little Olivia is already in the arms of a stranger. Will PI Sloane Monroe find Olivia before it’s too late?

One Lane Bridge: A Novel

Author: Don Reid
One Lane Bridge: A Novel

What J. D. needs is a little peace and quiet. He is trying to run two restaurants, keep his daughter from dropping out of college, and satisfy his lonely, aging mother. Cash begins to disappear from one of the restaurants, and he and his wife argue about how to deal with the problem.

One tranquil evening, J. D. takes off on a ride in the country to clear his mind. Top down, setting sun, wind in his hair … leak in the radiator. When he walks up to an old farmhouse to ask for water, he finds a family living in poverty, and vows to help. When he returns with groceries, he can’t find them or the house—although he’s not lost. While J. D. struggles to make sense of this mystery, his behavior creates doubt in his marriage, and even his best friend thinks he’s crazy. And when he solves it, his life is changed forever.

Maybe Baby

Romance
Author: Lani Diane Rich
Maybe Baby

 

Dana Wiley is having a very, very bad day. It starts when she realizes she never should have let her deep-seated fear of marriage cause her to leave the love of her life, Nick Maybe, at the altar. Then, she discovers that her old nemesis, Melanie Biggs, is after her winery. To save her business, she’s forced to go to Manhattan to ask her eccentric mother, Babs Wiley McGregor, for help. When she gets there, she discovers that Nick moonlights for Babs, doing odd favors for her rich friends. Now Dana can’t turn around without bumping into him.

Or kissing him. Old habits die hard.

Then Babs is kidnapped, and a rare, valuable, stinky and flightless green parrot is the ransom. Now Dana must work with Nick to find the bird and save her mother, dealing with bumbling kidnappers, a rapscallion bird thief, the buxom Melanie who’s bent on taking more than the winery, and a strangely ominous wildlife conservation representative. All the while fighting her desperate love for the one man she knows she can’t ever have again…

… unless, just maybe, she can.

Subpoena Colada

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Mark Dawson
Subpoena Colada

‘You work too much,’ said his beautiful actress girlfriend. ‘We hardly see each other any more.’ If only Daniel Tate had listened. Now she’s abandoned him for a glamorous American film star, leaving him with a one-eyed cat and a dirty flat he can’t afford. And there’s no respite at work: Daniel’s only client, 80’s rocker Brian Fey, is losing his court case against his old bandmates. The partners are concerned with his performance, not helping his chances for promotion in a cut-and-thrust contest between him, the office sycophant and his best friend. Winning the case for Brian would make all the difference but that’s not easy when your client is suddenly implicated in a sensational murder.

No Good Deed: Book One of the Mark Taylor Series

Thrillers > Psychological Thrillers
Author: M.P. McDonald
No Good Deed: Book One of the Mark Taylor Series (A Psychological Thriller)

Mark Taylor discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when the old camera he found during a freelance job in an Afghanistan bazaar gives him more than great photos. It triggers dreams of disasters. Tragedies that happen exactly as he envisions them. He learns that not only can he see the future, he can change it. Then the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings. Thousands die. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Taylor isn’t urban hero. It’s enemy combatant. And, it means they can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.

My Name Is Hardly

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Martin Crosbie
My Name Is Hardly (My Temporary Life Trilogy)

A beautiful girl is missing, and may or may not want to be found, a soldier on his last and most dangerous mission, and a vow made to a dying friend. Northern Ireland, in 1996, was one of the most dangerous places in the world. The government called it a state of unrest, the people who lived through it called it the time of “The Troubles”.

Gerald “Hardly” McDougall is a forgotten man. He’s abused, bullied, and left behind. The only escape left is to join the British Army. At first, he’s a reluctant soldier, then everything changes when tensions in Northern Ireland escalate and the Army need a man with a particular set of characteristics. Hardly’s re-assigned and sent into the heart of the troubles, living in the same houses as the IRA soldiers he’s fighting against.

D iz for Different: One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance

Parenting & Relationships > Special Needs
Author: Camilla Downs
D iz for Different: One Woman's Journey to Acceptance

In her early thirties Camilla Downs landed in a different place than she had planned; a place more different than she could ever have imagined. Five years into her marriage with a happy three-year-old daughter, a phone call with a diagnosis from the pediatrician changed everything.

This A to Z inspiring memoir recounts Downs’ journey to acceptance of herself, her daughter’s genetic abnormality of 18p- and becoming a single mom. Through Downs’ realization’s we learn that accepting ourselves and our situations is the key to being able to accept others, tap into our vein of courage and live in the present moment. Downs details her journey with the methods and thought process that led her to achieve true acceptance and genuine happiness. You’ll learn ways to redefine your thought processes and belief system by applying the practical, insightful “Tips for the Journey” at the end of each chapter.

Whether you need to decrease stress and worries, or increase self-confidence, this powerful book will help you make changes for the better and realize you are not alone.

Killer Work from Home Jobs

Careers > Job Hunting
Author: Lee Evans
Killer Work from Home Jobs: 200 Fortune 500 & Legitimate Work at Home Jobs - How to Make Money Online from Home! (Job Search Series)

Many home-job businesses have no intention to ever pay you. Imagine having worked for hours folding envelopes and stuffing letters in them, only to find out your work was for nothing as your pay check never arrived. This book was created to help you work from home and find honest, legitimate, scam-free, employment or freelance work as an independent contractor.

Collapse Depth

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Todd Tucker
Collapse Depth

Lieutenant Danny Jabo is a young officer onboard the USS Alabama, a Trident submarine. When a mad man tries to stop the ship’s vital mission, it’s up to Danny and the rest of the heroic crew to stop him.

Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Nicola Palmer
Alice Parker's Metamorphosis (Book 1 of the new adventure series for children) (Alice Parker's Adventures)

Thirteen-year-old Alice Parker knows something isn’t right; mysterious aches and pains, a craving for sugar that’s out of control. Suddenly she is top of the class in every subject.

Baffled by what is happening to her and feeling at odds with the world, Alice can’t take much more. Only when she collapses and experiences a life-changing transformation does she discover why she is different.

But this new, incredible identity brings its own challenges and Alice isn’t convinced she can rise to them. She just wants to be normal. The fact is she’s anything but…

Sea Turtles: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature

Children’s eBooks > Animals
Author: Kay de Silva
Sea Turtles: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)

This book uses captivating illustrations and carefully chosen words to teach children about “the old man of the sea.”

There are also picture captions that provide more information to talk about with your child. Alternatively, a child of any age (even the child in you) can just look at the images and appreciate its beauty. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful creature: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

Dark Application: ONE

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Brian Krogstad, Lindsey Waterman
Dark Application: ONE (The Dark Application Series)

Luke Jeffers is a regular guy about to become extraordinary. A college student in Virginia, he finds himself caught up in a technological conspiracy beyond his understanding. Almost overnight, he transforms from starving student to an unwitting pawn in a web of murder, lies, and conspiracy when he discovers the Department of Defense Application for Remote Kinetics, a simple application accidentally downloaded onto his smart phone and almost immediately in control of his life.

This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Renee Pawlish
This Doesn't Happen In The Movies (The Reed Ferguson Mystery Series)

A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction. A rich, attractive femme fatale. A missing husband. A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.

Light on Shattered Water

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: G. Howell
Light on Shattered Water (Life of Riley)

Michael Riley was looking forward to his leave and expecting some quality time away from his workstation with his fiance in the mountains of Vermont. What he wasn’t expecting was for his life to change forever when he found himself in a land where he was unique; a world where humans had never existed, but where greed, intrigue and betrayal were as common as ever.

Unscrambled Eggs

Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Inspirational & Religious
Author: Nadia Brown
Unscrambled Eggs

Profound and riveting, this is a 60 poem book collection with poetry that enlightens, speaks the way of life and the world. The poems from Unscrambled Eggs has a universal appeal, and is true to life in form. Unscrambled Eggs was written over a five year period and is an honest and thought-provoking book that deals with everyday life issues. It is a stirring compilation of poems about living your dream and finding one’s purpose.

A Night Of Secrets

Historical Romance
Author: Lori Brighton
A Night Of Secrets (The Night Series)

Grayson Bellamont has spent years on the Continent, fighting a war he cares nothing for. It is only while in the chaos of battle that he can hide what he truly is. Returning to England, he finds his sister murdered and his seven-year-old niece missing. All over the country his friends are mysteriously dying. Grayson sets out to uncover the truth and locate his niece before it’s too late. All leads point to Meg James, a vicar’s daughter. Instinct tells him Meg is innocent, but the clues he uncovers warn she’s guilty. One thing is clear, Meg awakens a warmth inside of him he thought long dead and Grayson is torn between a sense of duty and his desires.

Where’s My Son?

Christian Fiction > Suspense
Author: John C. Dalglish
Where's My Son? (Det. Jason Strong #1 (CLEAN SUSPENSE))

Michael Barton comes home to find his infant son gone. There is no trace of the kidnappers, and the police have no leads. Michael is driven by a promise and he won’t stop.

Detective Jason Strong led the task force to find Michael’s son and has become his friend. But as Michael’s darkness grows, Jason fears he may be the only one who can stop him.

It is a race against time, as the detective tries to stop the events that will change everyone, before it’s too late.

The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the myth of the mad genius

Psychology & Counseling > Creativity & Genius
Author: Judith Schlesinger
The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the myth of the mad genius

This groundbreaking book sheds new light on an old and destructive stereotype: the idea that the highly talented must suffer a lifetime of psychological torment in payment for their exceptional gifts.

Despite exaggerated professional claims, widespread popular assumptions, and the dramatic parade of “mad geniuses” in the media, no one has ever proved that creative people are more prone to psychopathology than any other group.

The Insanity Hoax tracks this fantasy’s history from its birth in ancient Greece to today, showing how Plato’s benevolent “divine madness” slowly darkened into a symptom of bipolar disorder — and why the myth is too deeply embedded in society to ever disappear.

How to Get More Clients for Free – In LessThan 7 Days

Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: Sigrid Gangsoy
How to Get More Clients for Free - In LessThan 7 Days

Marketing is one of the areas least used and understood by small business, and this book will clarify the many strategies you can use to propel your business forward. If you’re already in business you’ll realize how important it is to market your business but also to make sure that the expenses are as lean as possible. You can blow the budget very easily on high cost and low results marketing and advertising.

The best strategies for a small business are the free ones. If you have a large marketing/advertising budget you could well “blow the budget” in no time at all. If your budget is extremely tight, or at worst case, non-existent, you will be more inclined to learn the different strategies that will allow you to maximize available resources. You’ll take advantage of the strategies that will allow you to extoll the benefits to your potential and existing clients and then elaborate the features of your product or service.

Gabe’s Plan

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Andrew Stock
Gabe's Plan

Gabe Mapel is the young District Attorney of Pine Springs, Colorado–winter playground to the rich and famous. Gabe has long suffered from depression, but recently his mental health has gotten worse. He thinks a spirit from the past is telling him to grab fame and political power by prosecuting movie star Chad Tibbs for a crime he didn’t commit. With a mark as rich and powerful as Chad, however, Gabe can’t go it alone; he needs an accomplice…

Enter Kaila Eckman. You can find Kaila steaming lattes at Mountain Java in downtown Pine Springs. But Kaila is not just another cute barista. She’s a whip-smart Swarthmore grad with a very bright future. The only reason she’s back in Pine Springs is because she has unfinished business with a boy: Gabe Mapel. Kaila has been in love with Gabe since she was a little girl. Unfortunately, to finally win his affection she’ll have to seduce Chad Tibbs and falsely accuse him of doing terrible things.

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells

Romance > Paranormal
Author: Rose Pressey
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells (Mystic Cafe Series)

Elly Blair welcomes the chance to escape her ex-fiance and job from hell when Grandma Imelda, ready to retire to sunny Florida, calls for her to take over her little southern cafe. Elly has no idea her grandmother has baked up magic for the unsuspecting townsfolk for thirty years–and now Grandma Imelda insists that Elly use her own hitherto unsuspected magical powers to carry on the family tradition.

But Elly’s new at this stuff. Her dishes don’t turn out as full of smidgens of enchantment and dashes of wishes come true as she’d hoped. When handsome customer Rory Covington takes a bite of the wrong burger, he ends up capturing the attention of every woman in town. Elly doesn’t know if her feelings for Rory are true or based on her magic gone awry.

Elly only has forty-eight hours to find a way to reverse the spell, or she’ll lose the cafe and never discover if her feelings for Rory are real.

Kamikaze (Last Call #1)

Literature & Fiction > Short Stories
Author: Moira Rogers
Kamikaze (Last Call #1)

Zoe Bennett is an inexperienced werewolf in the grip of her mating cycle. With no pack and no mate, Zoe must brave the supernatural crowds of Last Call, the bar where your drink order tells everyone what you need.

Kamikaze: Werewolf in heat, looking for a temporary mate

The chase is on, and security specialist Connor O’Malley intends to win, if only because the sweet young woman at the bar looks unprepared for what the night might bring, in and out of the bedroom. Little does he know that, when he catches her, he may not be satisfied being just a temporary mate.

The Ultimate Inferior Beings

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Mark Roman
The Ultimate Inferior Beings

When jixX is appointed spaceship captain for a dangerous space mission he doesn’t regard it as a promotion. More like a computer error, given he’s a landscape architect. The error theory gains in strength when he meets the crew: a carpenter, a gynaecologist and a scientist trying to prove the existence of God. To add to jixX’s woes, there’s a stowaway on board, one of his crew is a saboteur and the ship’s computer thinks it’s a comedian. And then they meet aliens. Not technologically advanced aliens – their civilization is based on the invention of the brick – but jixX has a bad feeling about them anyway.

Baby (Species Intervention #6609 Book One)

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: J.K. Accinni
Baby (Species Intervention #6609 Book One)

In Baby, Netty is a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a successful citizen during the years of Prohibition in Sussex County, New Jersey. After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist husband, traveling back to the farm worked by her parents, where she rescues an unfamiliar damaged creature she finds in a cave in the woods of her childhood, falling in love with the enigmatic creature she names Baby. Together they find happiness and fulfillment despite the changes to Netty’s body wrought by the proximity of the unusual creature.

Maid for Me

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Kat Lieu, Eve Lieu
Maid for Me

Feisty Mina Lin waltzes on glass shards when she lands a job as billionaire Jaiden Daniels’s maid. What happens when Jaiden hires her to become his pretend girlfriend? Pretending to be in love with the hot Rich Boy is hard, when Mina’s heart only beats for her boy next door, Kiterin Forrests. What happens when Mina doesn’t know what her heart wants and a crazy Stalker is after Jaiden’s life, and the only person who can save him is Mina?

One Blood

Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
Author: Qwantu Amaru
One Blood

Lincoln Baker, born a ward of the state, has gone from orphan, to gang banger, to basketball superstar, to lifer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in the space of eighteen years. During his prison term, he meets Panama X, a powerful and mysterious father figure who gives him a reason for living – he must assassinate Randy Lafitte, the sitting Governor of Louisiana. In order to force a pardon, Lincoln orchestrates the kidnapping of Karen Lafitte, Randy’s only daughter. But Randy Lafitte is a man who built his fortune by resurrecting a family curse from slavery to kill his own father. A curse that may or may not have been responsible for his son Kristopher’s death in the gang crossfire that sent Lincoln to prison for life. Randy will stop at nothing to save his daughter, even if it means admitting the curse is real. Even if it means committing greater atrocities.

Maui Widow Waltz (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: JoAnn Bassett
Maui Widow Waltz (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series)

Cash-strapped Maui wedding planner Pali Moon can’t believe her luck when a prospective bride flashing a five-carat dazzler pops into her shop, “Let’s Get Maui’d,” to request a glitzy beachside wedding. But then Pali learns the lavish wedding must take place on Valentine’s Day—only nine days away. Oh, and one other little hitch—the groom’s been missing at sea for more than a week. But no worries, the bride assures Pali, with or without the groom the wedding will take place. She’s struck a deal with the groom’s best friend to be the proxy groom, if necessary. Two days before the nuptials, a male corpse floats ashore on a South Maui beach. Looks like the groom’s finally shown up. So now what’s it gonna be—a wedding…or a funeral?


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