Mark E. Berent was a decorated U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel from Minneapolis who served three combat tours in the Vietnam War, and turned his experiences into a bestselling series of war fiction called “Rolling Thunder.” Book 1 in the five-book series, published in 1989, tops today’s Buffet. It’s the kind of realistic, historical war fiction that could be written only be a real-life air combat veteran.

markSince his retirement from the military, Mark established international operations for the sale of spares for combat aircraft; flew foreign aircraft such as the Swedish Viggen and RAF Jaguar and Hawk; wrote numerous articles for the Air Force Magazine; was a pilot/reporter for the Asian Defense Journal, and flies jets in air shows.

Nowadays Mark resides in Arizona and rides in Montana roundups. He is a frequent guest speaker at Oshkosh, F-16 graduation banquets, and corporate functions.

Rolling Thunder (Wings of War)

Genre Fiction > Men’s Adventure > War
Author: Mark Berent

ROLLING THUNDER (Wings of War)

They were America’s bravest men — seasoned veterans and young daredevil pilots with dreams of glory in the air…

Court Bannister, an Air Force captain overshadowed by his famous father, driven to prove his worth to his comrades — and himself…

Toby Parker, the brash first lieutenant who gambled his innocence in the flames of war…

and Wolf Lochert, the Special Forces major who ventured deep into the jungle to rescue a downed pilot — only to discover a face of the enemy for which he was unprepared.

Rolling Thunder is an explosive portrait of men at war, so authentic and powerful, only a veteran pilot could have written it.


Dust

Science Fiction & Fantasy > Spine-Chilling Horror
Author: Arthur Slade
Dust

Imagine a depression-era town where it hasn’t rained for years. A pale rainmaker with other-worldly eyes brings rain to the countryside and mesmerizes the townspeople, but the children begin to disappear one by one. Only young Robert Steelgate is able to resist the rainmaker’s spell and begin the struggle to discover what has happened to his missing brother and the other children.

Maud’s House: A Novel

Literature & Fiction > Humor
Author: Sherry Roberts
Maud's House: A Novel

A brilliant artist struggles to paint again. The town is depending on her. Because its art is disappearing. Creativity lost.

It’s as ugly as mud season in Vermont.

Lady in Waiting

Historical Romance
Author: Denise Domning
Lady in Waiting

Everyone dances for the Virgin Queen, Protestant and Catholic alike. For one man and one woman, courtly schemes and personal betrayals sweep them into a dangerous dance of plots to defy crown and country that could ultimately cost them their lives, and their love.

Croaker: Kill Me Again

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Paul Bishop
Croaker: Kill Me Again

Los Angeles homicide detective Fey Croaker must solve the recent murder of a pretty, forty-something woman whose fingerprints surprisingly identify her as a previous murder victim from eighteen years earlier.

At 43, Fey Croaker has survived three dead-end marriages, a severely abusive upbringing, and the relentless resentment of her male colleagues on the force. Now, because of a streak of unsolved murders, she feels extra pressure to solve the murder of a mysterious woman who had multiple IDs in different names, a million dollars in cash, and only new clothing and furniture in her equally new condo at the time of her death.

Sword Bearer (Return of the Dragons)

Fantasy > Epic
Author: Teddy Jacobs
Sword Bearer (Return of the Dragons)

Locked in his room in the castle, young Anders yearns for adventure. Until the day he opens a magic portal and a girl bursts into his locked room with a chemical warlock hot on her trail.

And adventure finds him — an adventure full of danger, full of blood, fire, demons and evil. To face it, he’ll need the sword given him by his blademaster, need the ancient words his grandfather gave him on his deathbed. Need the song that runs in his own blood, in his veins.

A sword will be reforged, magic words discovered, battles fought, friends made and lost, secrets revealed. And blood will be spilled. But will blade, word and blood be enough?


Offside (The Barker Triplets)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Juliana Stone
Offside (The Barker Triplets)

When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie’s talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their ‘men’s club.’

Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn’t seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.

She’s got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?

Bitten: First Blood

Literature & Fiction
Author: Lexi Maxxwell
Bitten: First Blood

Emma was trying to move on, and finally put the pieces of her life back together after the death of Henry, the only man she ever loved. She thought she was doing fine. Until…

She sees him in a photograph, staring straight at her.

Can it be him? Or is she losing her mind?

Bangkok Rules

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Harlan Wolff
Bangkok Rules

Thailand is terrified. A sadistic serial killer has been abducting young innocents for his ritual horror and the authorities are clueless. Carl Engel is an enigma. The blunt Londoner has forged a thirty-year career as a private investigator amid the chaos of Thailand’s political history. Struggling with advancing years and a decreasing workload he is approached by an elderly American with a lucrative missing persons case. The case descends into the sordid world of the elusive serial killer and a menacing web of political intrigue dating back to the Vietnam War. Carl must use his guile and experience to stay alive, find the killer and negotiate the dangerous military interests that lurk behind the scenes.

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