Romantic suspense novelist Laurie Kellogg jokes that she began writing as a way to avoid housework (she’s also fond of saying that writing is “cheaper than psychotherapy”). She’s a two-time winner and seven-time nominee of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award, winner of the PNWA Zola award, and a Romantic Times American Title I finalist.

llLaurie uses the pen name L.L. Kellog for her “red-hot” romantic comedies. She tops today’s Buffet with one of those spicy L.L. books, The Naughty Never Die. So if you’re looking for a sweet, cozy romance, you might want to skip this one. The book won the “Ignite the Flame” and the “Touch of Magic” contests, and was a Daphne du Maurier finalist.

Laurie presently serves as PRO-Liaison for her local RITA chapter, Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Romance Writers.  She’s also a member of the Golden Network, an online chapter for RWA members who’ve been finalists in  the Golden Heart, and New Jersey Romance Writers. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, movies, reading, and spending time on her treadmill.

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The Naughty Never Die (The Seduction Series)

Romantic Suspense

Author: L.L. Kellogg, Laurie Kellogg

The Naughty Never Die (The Seduction Series)

If only the good die young, then New Jersey’s virtuous First Lady should be a cinch to kill.

Unless….deep down she’s really quite naughty.

The Beauty–a chronic people pleaser who’s had enough of her goody-two-shoes life

Since her mother’s untimely death, crusader Josephine Callahan has served as New Jersey’s First Lady. Acting as her father’s official hostess in the governor’s mansion is tantamount to living in a fishbowl, which makes S-E-X extremely difficult. On the brink of a nervous breakdown, frustrated Josie loses her usual good sense along with her cool and lets her assemblyman boyfriend sweet-talk her into an impromptu romantic getaway–something she would never consider if she had a clue someone is trying to kill her.

The Beast–an incurable bad boy who refuses to admit beneath his scars lurks a hero.

A deliberately twisted message, via the governor’s spiteful assistant, misleads ex Special Forces officer, DJ Ryder, as to the true objective of his freelance assignment. He’s told to, not only track down the governor’s classy daughter and hold her in protective custody, but to also teach her a lesson by letting her believe she’s been kidnapped.

When Josie discovers the scarred, but still sexy, badass has played her for a fool, she retaliates by feigning a raging case of Stockholm syndrome, teasing the brute until all he can think of is the ‘hold her’ part of his orders. How can Ryder concentrate on keeping Josie safe when he’s busy avoiding the danger she poses to his heart?


Love In The Falls – Sam & Camden

Romance > Inspirational
Author: Rachel Hanna
Love In The Falls - Sam & Camden (New Beginnings Series - Contemporary Romance)

Camden Lane is three months away from her wedding to Preston Donnelly. From a rich family, she is expected to marry the handsome doctor and “make something of herself” after taking a year off after medical school. One fateful day, she decides to go with her friend, Natalie, into the north Georgia mountains to hike near a waterfall. This excursion will change her life forever.

Sam Steele is a hard working farm owner who goes on his first date with Jenny to hike the falls. When tragedy strikes, his life will be changed forever too.

This unique love story will have you rooting for two people who had no idea how their paths would cross in life. Can Camden learn to let go of her family’s preconceived notions about others and what she should be doing with her life? Can Sam overcome tragedy and get his life back on track?

WillPower Now: How to Increase Your Value at Home, Work, and the Bank

Self-Help > Inner Child > Personal Finance
Author: Will Harris
WillPower Now: How to Increase Your Value at Home, Work, and the Bank

Whether you think mainly in principles or techniques, WillPower Now is the rare book delivering both that helps you navigate through the obstacle courses of life. WillPower Now provides practical tips to improve your happiness at home (personal life), your success at work (your career), and your value at the bank (your financial goals).

Read stories of people, like you, who applied willpower principles and learn to increase your:

Destiny . . . Identify who you are meant to be and your potential for future prominence
Determination . . . Maintain your focus long after your initial commitment
Drive . . . Overcome all obstructions along the pathway to greatness

Written by Lifestyle Specialist Will Harris, this book motivates you to action as it provides real world stories for illustration and instructions for implementation. You will have massive success, all the wealth you want, and extreme joy when you use what you love to fight what you hate. After reading this book, not only will you believe you can do it, you will know how to get it done now!

Just Evil

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Vickie McKeehan
Just Evil (The Evil Trilogy Book One)

Kit Griffin has finally overcome a painful childhood at the hands of her mother, former actress Alana Stevens. No longer living in the grasp of the cold, tyrannical woman, Kit’s life is finally on track. That is, until Alana is found brutally murdered on Mother’s Day, pulling Kit back to the dark horrors of her past. To make matters worse, the police consider Kit the prime suspect.

Jake Boston is an old family friend and the man Kit has loved since she was a teen. He’s fighting his own demons as a suspect in his wife’s murder two years earlier. Despite his past, he’s determined to win Kit over once and for all. But before that can happen they need to convince the police there’s a killer working his way down a list with cold-hearted vengeance in mind.

Forced to delve into Alana’s dark past, Jake and Kit uncover a forty-year-old double murder leading them straight to the door of a legal dynasty. Soon they find out just how far the heirs will go to keep the past buried.

The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling’s Map (Li Fa-ling mystery series)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Donna Carrick
The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling's Map (Li Fa-ling mystery series)

What happens when East bleeds into West? Join Fa-ling on an incredible journey into the heart of mainland China as she sets out to discover the land of her birth. In order to determine her future, Fa-ling must unlock the mysteries of her past. To this end, she travels with a Canadian adoption group to the exotic southern province of Guang-Xi Zhuang.

Searching for her lost heritage, Fa-ling encounters murder, kidnapping, political intrigue and organ theft. Together with Detective Wang Yong-qi and his brilliant but uncouth partner Cheng Minsheng, Fa-ling must uncover a high-stakes kidnapping plot — before another child goes missing!

Donna Carrick grew up in Canada’s military, and now resides in Southern Ontario with her husband author Alex Carrick and their three children. Along with their beloved family pets, the Carricks spend most of their free time in Ontario’s North Country.

From Ghetto to Death Camp: A Memoir of Privilege and Luck

History > Jewish > Holocaust
Author: Timothy Braatz, Anatol Chari
From Ghetto to Death Camp: A Memoir of Privilege and Luck

When German soldiers invaded the Polish city of Lodz at the start of World War II, they confined the local Jewish community to a miserable, overcrowded ghetto. Through family connections, a Jewish teenager named Anatol Chari became a ghetto policeman. Because they were sometimes viewed as collaborators, ghetto policemen who survived the war kept their past a secret.

Chari reveals that hidden story, describing the policemen’s duties—guarding food, rounding up prisoners for transport—and the privileges it brought them. Those privileges ended when the ghetto population was transported to Auschwitz. As a slave laborer, Chari went on to various work camps, endured long marches and an Allied bombing raid, and ended up in the Bergen-Belsen death camp. Written with remarkable honesty and unexpected wit, this unique memoir is in many ways a reflection on the human condition.

The Book of Our Past Lives

Romance > Contemporary
Author: K. M. MacKinnon
The Book of Our Past Lives

“The greatest love letter ever written.” Two soul mates find each other, only to be separated for a short time thereafter. Separated by miles and inaccessible to each other via phone, fax or email, one soul mate occupies his/her days (we are never told the sex of either soul mate, which makes the book all the more fascinating) by writing the stories of their past lives together. Though their gender, bodies, and sexual orientation change each life, the recurring thread is the love they share with each other. Each chapter represents a different past life the lovers share with each other.

Asylum

Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
Author: Kristen Selleck
Asylum (The Birch Harbor Series #1)

Across the country, hidden in plain sight, are the forgotten remains of a once-great psychiatric movement: the asylum. These crumbling castles all share a common appearance and history. They inspire curiosity, fear, and even a few urban legends.

Chloe Adams came to Birch Harbor, a small college town in the U.P., to escape the stigma of mental illness. Her new roommate Sam Klingeman, came to drink her weight in vodka and find a hot guy with a trust fund. Between Chloe’s developing relationship with campus hockey hero and floor RA, Seth Maird, trying to be the voice of moderation for Sam, and her new position as teacher’s assistant for the eccentric Dr. Willard, she’s stayed busy enough to keep the past firmly behind her.

But the voices return…and this time, she’s not the only one that can hear them.

A Dance With Shadows; The Journey Beyond Sexual Abuse, Addiction and Chemical Imbalance

Health > Recovery > Substance Abuse
Author: Eric Adreon
A Dance With Shadows; The Journey Beyond Sexual Abuse, Addiction and Chemical Imbalance

By the time Eric Adreon was in middle school, his role in life had already changed from being a child of light to a child of the shadows, raiding liquor closets and in time trading in his No. 2 pencil for a syringe. What followed was a descent into darker places yet, with time in prison, crippling addiction, and chemical imbalances.

With brutal honesty, Adreon offers a rare and raw perspective of an adolescent drug addict, a recovering adult, and an addictions counselor in training. By casting a cold and candid eye on the dark terrain of abuse and addiction, this hopeful memoir clears the path for a journey to a life of light.

One Step Too Far

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Tina Seskis
One Step Too Far

An apparently happy marriage. A beautiful son. A lovely home. So what makes identical twin Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life? How will she survive? And what is the date that looms, threatening to force her to confront her past? No-one has ever guessed her secret. Will you?

A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide

Animal Care & Pets > Cats
Author: Jenny Dean
A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home

You’re getting a Ragdoll Kitten and you have questions. What if you knew what to expect and prepare for before you even picked your Ragdoll kitten up? Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to kitten-proof your home? Or what about what to buy in anticipation for your little one’s arrival? Looking for recommended products for a new Ragdoll Kitten? Looking for suggestions on everything from water fountains to scratching posts, pet carriers, bowls etc….products that a Ragdoll cat owner just can’t live without? How about vet visits and cat health insurance? There’s a lot to consider and prepare for. A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home is a comprehensive guide that covers every aspect of kitten care a new owner needs to know.

Olga – A Daughter’s Tale

Historical Fiction > Christian Fiction
Author: Marie Campbell
Olga - A Daughter's Tale

A new author’s first book written as the result of genealogical research into her mother’s past and her family. Based on a true story ‘Olga – A Daughter’s Tale’ is a family saga about love, heritage, culture, identity and belonging with an epic feel – from Jamaica to England amidst World War II.

Written in the form of diary entries and letters, it is about the cruelty, revenge and jealousy inflicted on an innocent young woman and about her moral courage, dignity, resilience and, in particular, love.

It is the story of a remarkable woman who, because of circumstances, made a choice which resulted in her losing contact with her beloved family in Jamaica until nearly half a century later when her daughter discovered her mother’s past.

Couponing for the Beginner

Personal Finance
Author: Jenny Dean
Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated

You’ve seen the shows on TV and maybe even stood behind someone in line that was handing over tons of coupons to pay for their purchases. And so it’s time that you learn how to save money like them, right? You will even learn how to organize and prepare for your first couponing trip to the store – to start saving immediately. You’ll learn what coupons are, how to use them effectively, how to bring home your first real deal and about websites that do coupon matchups for specific deals and more.

Saved Without A Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation

Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living
Author: Jr., John MacArthur
Saved Without A Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation (John MacArthur Study)

For over 30 years, trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur has delivered practical, Biblical insights for helping Christians grow in their own journey of faith. Now the very best of John MacArthur’s Christian living titles have been updated to feature a fresh look and study guides for both personal and group reflection.

Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in their journey. This book examines Scripture to uncover the truth of salvation, while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Readers will develop a Bible-based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ.

Racing the Reaper

Thrillers > Medical
Author: Jerrid Edgington
Racing the Reaper

Jacob Myers was the normal, average, run of the mill kind of guy. He often believed he was meant for something greater, and then on one fateful night in August, his life completely changed. It was the tragic event he suffered that gave his life a new meaning, a new direction. If he only knew what was about to come, he might’ve thought twice about making such a change.

Homemade French Sauces

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > French
Author: Daniel Chamberlin
The Homemade Cook: Homemade French Sauces - Quick & Easy Dinner Sauces and Recipes to make any meal lip-smacking

The idea behind this book is to have maximum impact in your kitchen with sauces that require a minimum of training and a small list of ingredients. The point isn’t to break the bank with exotic ingredients. It’s to start using your kitchen, make better food than you can get at a drive-in window, and most of all, get you cooking.

In a lot of cookbooks, sauces are some kind of an afterthought: This Dish with That Sauce. This book takes a non-traditional look at sauces and turns the meal upside-down – storable sauces, made fresh or in advance, take the center stage here. Whether it’s meat, vegetarian, or vegan, whether it’s simple or grand, everything that you make is going to be better!

Sauce gives flavor, and excitement, and punch. It makes good dishes better, and great dishes even greater. In this 2nd volume of the Homemade Sauces series, explore the flavors and sauces of France.

Who’s Under The Bed?

Children’s Books > Social Situations
Author: Ally Nathaniel, Marnie L. Mai
"Who's Under The Bed"? (Bedtime Children's Ebook About Monsters) (Goodnight & Bedtime Children's Books Collection)

This adorable and fun children’s pictures Ebook will help your child process their fear of monsters by using a reversal role play and humor.

Never Too Far

Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Thomas Christopher
Never Too Far

In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market.

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

Gardening & Horticulture > Fruit
Author: Kathy Tunning Dillenbeck
How to Plant a Fruit Tree: How You Can Enjoy Your Own Fresh Fruit Before You Know It

Do you like fresh fruit? What better way to get fresh fruit than to grow it yourself? This book takes you through the step-by-step process of planting a fruit tree. It is filled with pictures and great tips for each steps of the process. You will learn:

  • how to select a tree
  • how to select a site
  • how to dig the hole
  • how to prepare the hole
  • how to maintain the tree

By following the instructions in this book, before you know it, you will be picking fresh fruit from your very own tree.

The 13th

Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
Author: Shadow Stephens
The 13th

Magic in Strega Bluff is like parking meters in other cities. The quaint New England town is home to a large community of witches, warlocks–and many secrets. Jade Hansen loved living there until the untimely death of her parents. After a much-needed sabbatical, she returns to find the peaceful hamlet turned upside down. A string of murders haunts the city and everyone is potential a target, but even worse, they are all suspects. A family secret puts Jade in the middle and her loved ones in danger. Dodging an evil warlock set on revenge, she is in a race to stop the killer before it’s too late.

There is No Otherwise

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure > Westerns
Author: Ardin Lalui
There is No Otherwise

JP McGrath is a young cowboy who at 16 finds himself working on the Tobin Ranch east of El Paso. JP has been forced to grow up fast, life has been hard, but his biggest test is yet to come. On a night out drinking with friends, a chain of events is set in motion as violent as it is unstoppable.

The One Who Got Away

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Jessica Strassner
The One Who Got Away

Everyone has that person in his or her life… The one who got away.

For Lucy, that person is Jackson. Reunited after many years and many changes, Lucy and Jackson find themselves caught in a dilemma. Both of them are struggling with the fact that their old feelings for each other have been reawakened…

And now both of them are involved with other people.

Should Lucy stay in a comfortable, routine relationship with her boyfriend, Matt, even though he doesn’t make her feel the way Jackson does? Should Jackson keep going with the flow in his marriage to Sloane, his overbearing wife who is pressuring him to start a family?

What begins as a friendship rekindled leads to a romance caught on fire as Lucy and Jackson question the decisions they made in their younger years and wonder if they are truly meant to be together.

Rosalind

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Stephen Paden
Rosalind (Book 1, The Echoes of Whispering Pines)

In 1959, after years of abuse from her father, thirteen-year-old Rosalind Ann Stump finds a way out of the house from an unlikely source-her drug addict mother.

Rosalind is whisked away to a nearby town where she finds that her parents weren’t unique in their transgressions, and that those who claimed friendship weren’t really friends at all.

Thy Kingdom Fall

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Austin Dragon
Thy Kingdom Fall (After Eden Series, Book #1)

In 2089, the Washington DC investigation of the daylight murder of the most powerful political king-maker in the nation is the start of a chain of events leading to the outbreak of World War III.

Love Company: 399th Infantry Regiment

History > Military > World War II
Author: John Khoury, Aaron Elson
Love Company: L Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, of the 100th Infantry Division during World War II and Beyond

A dogface’s view of World War II. John M. Khoury was a 19-year-old college sophomore when he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army. He served as a rifleman in L Company, 399th Infantry Regiment. From 1 November 1944 until 8 May 1945 he served in combatm. His view of war comes from the subterranean level of a foxhole where all human senses are on full alert but the mind has atrophied. Technicalities and strategies of warfare are left to others while he has concentrated on the lives of the “infants” of the infantry.

Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure

Photography > Equipment, Techniques & Reference > Reference
Author: Al Judge
Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure

Do your eyes glaze over when people use terms like ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Exposure? Does the term f-stop make your stomach turn? Are you enthused about photography but confused by all the technical jargon? Would you like to be more consistent with the quality of your images? Do you wonder how professional photographers get such great shots?

Ultimately you will need to understand Exposure and its components Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO – also known as the Exposure Triangle – and how they work together if you want to have any control over your results.

This guide to EXPOSURE builds a solid foundation of photographic knowledge with easy-to-follow discussions of everything that you need to know in order to create better images with confidence. Every photographic term used in the book is clearly defined and thoroughly explained.

Jabin & the Space Pirates

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Bev Allen
Jabin & the Space Pirates

In the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and merciless

Having lost both his parents, Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious maraudings of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.

When Jabin volunteers to surrender himself to a pirate raiding party to save a friend, he does so believing that nothing can be worse than his current suffering.

However, he is soon to discover that things can always get worse when the stakes are high, the rewards are vast and slave labour is there for the taking.

The Secret To Getting Your Dog To Do What You Want

Pets & Animal Care > Dogs > Training
Author: JennaLee Gallicchio
The Secret To Getting Your Dog To Do What You Want (Give Your Dog A Bone Series)

With so much information available today, training your dog can become confusing. Trying to understand exactly what is meant by a “reward” or “reinforcement” and how to use it properly can be frustrating to say the least.

Once you understand what defines a reward, why they are important and how to use them effectively only then will you have the secret to getting your dog to do what you want.

Does your dog get crazy when it’s time to go out? Does getting their leash on take forever and a day? Jenna has a simple training exercise where she shows you how using their desire to go out to can help you in getting them to be calm when the leash comes out. Calm and relaxed is the name of the game! You can take this simple exercise and apply it to any routine or behavior you want.

Psyched Out

Children’s Books > Action & Adventure
Author: Janet McLaughlin
Psyched Out (Get Psyched Series)

When Zoey Christopher is invited to a week’s vacation on the Caribbean Island of St. Anthony’s, she’s thrilled. Sun, sand, and absolutely nothing to do are exactly what Zoey needs. But what she gets is something totally opposite. There’s Tempy, a pesky ghost who won’t leave her alone; Chris, a boyfriend wanna be she can’t shake; and Enid and Doris, two sisters who seem determined to make her vacation miserable.

Zoey is surprised when the ghost first appears. She’s used to seeing visions of what might happen in the future, but this is the first time she gets a visitor from the past. A visitor who seems determined to keep appearing until Zoey finds the answers she needs. Problem is, Zoey has no idea what the questions are.

Then there’s Chris. He’s cute. He’s nice. And he likes her. Zoey kind of likes him too, which brings up all kinds of guilty feelings, because Zoey already has a boyfriend at home. As far as Zoey is concerned, this vacation can’t end soon enough.

The Vampire Relationship Guide

Humor > Parodies
Author: Evelyn Lafont
The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating

Josie’s an average girl who just wants one simple thing out of life–to have sex with a vampire. When she receives an invitation to a party thrown by one of the world’s richest vamps, she doesn’t stop to question her luck; she jumps into her favorite stilettos and heads out to the event of a lifetime, hoping that she’ll come home with a sexy party favor.

But the great undead aren’t just pointy toothed hotties waiting to satisfy Josie’s carnal desires. With a single-minded focus on fulfilling her sole sexual longing, Josie unwittingly entrenches herself in the twisted world of vampire relationships with no one to guide her but herself.

A 136-page novella with adult language & situations.

The King’s Secret

Children’s Books > Social Situations
Author: Anupama Ajinkya Apte
The King's Secret

A picture book for children. Maharajah Kanpakad Singh was keeping a big secret, which was neatly folded and tucked inside his huge custom made crown. The secret was revealed in an unusual way on his very special day.

The story is based on an Indian folktale.

Dig The Digger: Rhyming Construction Truck Site

Children’s Books > Transportation
Author: Barbara Bloom
Dig The Digger: Rhyming Construction Truck Site

Dig the digger is a backhoe tractor and he has a plan. He needs help from his construction truck friends to dig a fishing hole. This book is a fun rhyming truck story about friendship and working together. If you favor Dr. Seuss you will like this book written in rhyme.

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