Amanda Grange is the author of numerous novels of Jane Austen fiction, Regency and historical romances. Amanda was born in Yorkshire and spent her teenage years reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer while also finding time to study music at Nottingham University. She has 16 novels published, including six Jane Austen retellings, which look at events from the heroes’ points of view.

amandaAmanda has also had a range of short stories and novellas published in collections such as The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance and Loves Me, Loves Me Not. Her work has featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Woman, Cheshire Life, The Historical Novels Review, The Independent, Washington Post and Good Housekeeping.

Amanda tops today’s Buffet with The Silverton Scandal, which has been reissued as a “Tenth Anniversary edition.”

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The Silverton Scandal

Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Amanda Grange

The Silverton Scandal

When Eleanor Grantham’s younger sister receives a blackmail demand for some incriminating letters, Eleanor intends to buy the letters back again. But her plan is foiled when her coach is held up by a highwayman, whom she later discovers to be a wealthy nobleman, Lord Silverton. Once the blackmailer is found dead, Eleanor’s life is placed in jeopardy and Lord Silverton is the only one who can help . . .

Awaken His Eyes

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Jason Tesar
Awaken His Eyes: The Awakened Book One

Over five thousand years ago, a renegade faction of angels abandoned the spiritual realm and began their inhabitation of earth. Worshiped as gods for their wisdom and power, they corrupted the realm of the physical and forever altered the course of history.

Amidst the chaos of a dying world, a lone voice foretold the awakening of a human warrior who would bring an end to this evil perpetrated against all of creation. But with the cataclysmic destruction of earth and rebirth of humanity, the prophecy went unfulfilled and faded from the memory of our kind—until now.

Thin Wire: A mother’s journey through her daughter’s heroin addiction

Biographies & Memoirs > Parenting
Author: Christine Lewry
Thin Wire: A mother's journey through her daughter's heroin addiction

An honest and intimate account of heroin addiction told by both mother and daughter.

Amber is introduced to drugs and becomes addicted without her mother’s knowledge. She meets a dealer who feeds her habit. Whilst living together, they are raided by the police. Bailed to her mother’s address with a £200-a-day addiction, Amber doesn’t think her family will accept her back when they discover the truth. When she’s charged by the police with dealing drugs and accepting stolen goods, she fears she’ll go to prison. Trying to feed her habit alone, Amber meets a fellow addict who offers to introduce her to prostitution. The prospect terrifies her, but will her mother help her?

It’s Nothing Personal

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Sherry Gorman MD
It's Nothing Personal

On a chilly January morning, anesthesiologist Dr. Jenna Reiner made her daily drive to St. Augustine Hospital, completely unaware that her life was about to change forever. One of the surgical technicians has been stealing syringes and infecting patients with hepatitis C. The battle against the thieving surgical technician was only the beginning.

Jenna Reiner was about to begin the fight of her life — the fight for her reputation, her pride, and her sanity.

Winner Lose All

Genre Fiction > War
Author: William F. Brown
Winner Lose All

In the closing months of World War II, as the war grinds to an end in the rubble of Nazi Germany, all eyes turn to the next ‘cold’ one. The Americans, the Russians, and the British all know that the future belongs to whomever can grab the new rockets, jet fighters, long-range bombers, synthetic fuels and other ‘wonder weapons’ that Hitler unleashed upon them. They will shape the balance of world power for decades to come.

It is also the story of the torrid but impossible love affair between Ed Scanlon, a brilliant, young, American OSS agent and Hanni Steiner, the gritty, street-smart leader of the communist resistance cell in Leipzig. They now find themselves on opposite ends of an international tug of war over the plans for Germany’s revolutionary Me-262 jet fighter and the scientists who designed and built it. To succeed, they must not only outwit each other, they must stay one-step ahead of Otto Dietrich, the sadistic Gestapo Chief of Leipzig, who has plans of his own. The stakes could not be higher.

314

Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
Author: A.R. Wise
314

Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her. What happened on March 14th, at 3:14, 16 years ago? No one but The Skeleton Man can remember.

Land (Stranded)

Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Theresa Shaver
Land (Stranded)

A group of teens on a class trip to Disneyland are left stranded. An EMP over North America has destroyed everything electronic. No cars, no planes, no phones, no electricity. Refusing to wait for someone else to help them, ten courageous young people take charge of their future and choose to begin the long journey home. 1500 miles of adventure and lawless country await. Will their determination be enough?

Alex, Quinn, Josh, Cooper and Dara – setting out on foot with nothing more than some soon to be worthless cash and a little advice from a trusted teacher, they walk through a burning city that has come to a halt. The devastation they see as they make their way out of the city is a small part of the horror that the nation will become.


Until Forever (Women of Prayer)

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

The story of a young family that is torn apart by the devastating effects of alcoholism. Can healing take place in a relationship when an unforgivable act is committed? Will Jessi’s pain and Mark’s guilt keep them apart forever, or will unforeseen circumstances bind them together?

Yellow Crocus: A Novel

Literature & Fiction > African American > Historical
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Yellow Crocus: A Novel

In 1837, Lisbeth Wainwright is born to the white mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation. Seconds later, she is delivered into the arms of her black wet nurse, Mattie. For a field hand like Mattie, her transfer to the big house is supposed to be considered an honor—except that the move tears Mattie away from her beloved grandfather and her infant son, Samuel.

But Mattie is a slave, with no say in the matter, and so she devotes herself to her master’s daughter, though she longs to be raising her own child. Growing up under Mattie’s tender care, little Lisbeth adopts the woman’s deep-seated faith in God, her love of music and black-eyed peas, and the tradition of hunting for yellow crocuses in the early days of spring.

Simple Living – 30 days to less stuff and more life

Self-Help > Motivational
Author: Lorilee Lippincott
Simple Living - 30 days to less stuff and more life

Need a bit more simple in your life but unsure where to start? Using minimalist principles I have created a 30 day course, taking less than 1 hour a day that I guarantee will give you a simpler life.

Simple Living‘s 30 days balances both tangible clutter as well as intangible clutter. This is not a course about cleaning. This course and these lessons are about change. Not only will you have a simpler and cleaner home after this course but the steps have been put in place for it to stay that way.

This course is created to tackle thirty different clutter areas, showing you where they are and how to start working with them. After the course you will have the skills and tools to keep working in the areas that you personally still need to work in.

Pam of Babylon

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: Suzanne Jenkins
Pam of Babylon

For Long Islander Pam Smith, keeping house and staying beautiful dominate her daily routine as she awaits the return of her husband, Jack, every Friday evening. When he suffers a fatal heart attack on the train home from Manhattan, Pam’s exquisitely arranged life is catapulted into turmoil as she is forced to face the realization that
her marriage is nothing more than a black hole plagued with cruel infidelity, abuse, and sexual deviance.

Crossroads Road: A Novel

Humor > Parenting & Families
Author: Jeff Kay
Crossroads Road: A Novel

Jovis McIntire’s quiet life in the suburbs is turned upside down the day his mother-in-law wins $234 million in a multi-state lottery. She quickly makes an identical offer to all her children and their families: a large, custom-built home, and two million dollars cash.

But there’s a catch, a nasty hook hidden inside the bait. If the deal is accepted, they will be required to live together on a newly-created cul-de-sac in southern California, for the remainder of the matriarch’s life — a woman Jovis sarcastically calls Sunshine.

Believe Like a Child

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime
Author: Paige Dearth
BELIEVE LIKE A CHILD

Alessa is just seven years old when her uncle rapes her for the first time. As the years pass, his sexual appetite becomes more voracious and his perversion more twisted, until the abuse has become almost a daily ritual, with the unspoken involvement of the girl’s mother.

At the age of sixteen, after the death of her only friend, Alessa finds herself at the mercy of her real-life monster, with no relief in sight. She flees her home to escape this hell, only to find herself descending into a more dangerous one. Alone and helpless in the streets of North Philadelphia, she encounters more human predators who want to take over her life and devour her.

Charlotte’s Tangled Web: L.B. Pavlov

Teens > Romance > Sports
Author: L B Pavlov
Charlotte's Tangled Web: L.B. Pavlov

When Charlotte Ford moves across the street from Daniel Hollingsworth at the age of five, her life will forever be changed. Dealing with the loss of her mother, a shy Charlotte will grow into a young adult and find her way under the wing of her protective friend Daniel. As Daniel and Charlotte have both grown up with their lives already planned out for them, they will together form an unbreakable bond, as they overcome unbelievable obstacles.


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