jessicaThe New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jessica Sorensen lives with her husband and three kids in the snowy mountains of Wyoming.

Jessica tops today’s Buffet with Shattered Promises, which she calls a re-imagining” of her young adult book, The Fallen Star, told as a New Adult Paranormal.  The book has a mature content warning, 17+ for language and sexual content.

When Jessica isn’t writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

Jessica lists her favorite books as Hush Hush, The Mortal Instruments, Wicked Lovely, The Awakening, Shade, Need, Harry Potter, and anything by Coutney Summers, Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echols, and Elizabeth Scott.

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Shattered Promises

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1)

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.

Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.


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Murder At Wrightsville Beach (Magnolia Mystery Series)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
Murder At Wrightsville Beach (Magnolia Mystery Series)

With temperatures in the nineties, Ashley Wilkes, historic preservationist, heads for Wrightsville Beach where sister Melanie has rented an oceanfront sleeps-14 “cottage.” But murder never takes a vacation and as the body count escalates, Ashley realizes there is more to beach life than sunblock and fried fish platters. With houseguests and neighbors all behaving suspiciously, Ashley’s tempted to retreat back to town where she’s restoring a 1920s Georgian Revival house, yet even the restoration site is fraught with danger. And nothing prepares Ashley for a moonlight stroll out on the pier with a crazed killer.

Firecracker

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Charles R. Verhey
Firecracker

A team of eccentric psychics who assist local authorities with difficult cases has reluctantly hired Aideen Cassidy, a timid pyrokinetic who has managed to accidentally burn to rubble every building she’s ever worked in. “It takes some real power and talent to melt a slushy machine.” Now, after months of scraping by on the last of her savings and spending every day terrified of her own gifts, she’s being given the chance to prove her worth. To be accepted for who and what she is.

But there’s more happening behind the scenes than anyone realizes, and Aideen soon finds herself caught in a conspiracy of evil monsters and dangerous assassins that dates back over six hundred years.

FreeK Camp

Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
Author: Steve Burt
FreeK Camp (Awards: Hollywood, NY, New England, London, Paris, San Francisco, Beach Book, Moonbeam, Mom's Choice awards for teens and young adults) (FreeKs)

For Adults, Teens, Tweens–An Adventure That’s Out of This World. And In It. Free Camp, which somehow became known as FreeK Camp, is for special kids. But just how special most people will never know. Two vans are on their way to the camp in rural Maine, their passengers just starting to get acquainted. One van makes it. The other mysteriously disappears. Now each group of kids must bond together to discover and use their paranormal and psychic powers.

I’ll Follow the Moon

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Stephanie Lisa Tara
I'll Follow the Moon (Mom's Choice Award Honoree and Chocolate Lily Award Winner)

Cute illustrations, educational, and delivers a positive message. Makes a great bedtime story.

Wraith

Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Angel Lawson
Wraith

Freak. Weird. Crazy. These are the names tossed around seventeen-year old Jane Watts by her fellow classmates. But things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes there’s a reason for talking to yourself in the hallway at school.

Jane struggles with adjusting to her new home and school after an abrupt move. She wants one thing in life—to be like everyone else at school, but that’s hard to do when you’re the new kid. But she does manage to make one friend, Evan—he’s sixteen, charming, and protective. Everything a girl could want in a best friend…with one minor caveat.

He’s dead.

The Battered Heiress Blues

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: Laurie Van Dermark
The Battered Heiress Blues

When the life of her child is threatened, philanthropist Julia Spencer is faced with a most difficult decision- do nothing, thereby saving herself, or forge ahead and lose everything she holds dear. While one child is spared, another is lost forever.

The Secrets of Heavenly (Heavenly Plantation)

Literature & Fiction > African American > Historical
Author: Teresa Robison
The Secrets of Heavenly (Heavenly Plantation)

Olivia’s marriage to an African-American man was unacceptable to her mother Emma, Southern-bred descendant of prominent South Carolina slaveholders. Olivia assumed that bigotry was the product of her mother’s loyalty to long-dead relatives, an allegiance to maintain the family’s white blood line. After Emma’s death though, Olivia finds a letter and an old journal among her belongings. Soon she discovers the secret that prompted Emma to irrationally blame an entire race — a secret that had nothing to do with family history, although it strongly paralleled another tragic event from the past.


Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox

Biographies & Memoirs > Military
Author: Robert M. Tanner III
Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox

In Fallujah, during a particularly difficult time in the Iraq War, a group of Marines are deployed on a tour that will bring them closer together, while threatening to tear them apart. The Delta Company Outlaws are a group of Light Armored Reconnaissance Marines deployed in 2004 to one of the most hostile war zones in the world. Through the memoirs of one Marine, this touching story encapsulates the drama surrounding everyday life during the Iraq War. With a bond formed through blood, sweat, and tears, a group of unfamiliar Marines will come together stronger than family.

SEO 2013 & Beyond

Internet & Web Culture > Search Engine Optimization
Author: Dr. Andy Williams
SEO 2013 & Beyond :: Search engine optimization will never be the same again (Webmaster Series)

If the SEO book/course you are putting your faith into was written before September 2012, then you could be following advice that will get your site penalized, or even removed from Google. Google made massive changes in 2011, but even more significant changes in 2012. Strategies taught as best principles in early 2012 are now considered “black hat” or just plain risky in 2013. SEO 2013 & Beyond will tell you what you can do and what you cannot.

Meet Franklin Bean

Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: Emmy Swain
Meet Franklin Bean

Magical Dog Helps Transcend Today’s Tough ProblemsFirst of Franklin Bean Storybooks Enchants and  Transforms Lives for Kids Parents wanting to help their kids navigate today’s tough challenges will appreciate the new children’s book, Meet Franklin Bean. The lovable Boston Terrier helps ten-year-old John soothe anxieties resulting from his mom’s job loss, and being bullied at school. Created as a lean-forward experience, this fun read will inspire your entire family.

Lucky Man

Short Stories > Thrillers
Author: Shawn Inmon
Lucky Man

Lucky Man is the story of a Big Man on Campus returning to the site of his high school triumphs for his 25th Reunion. His life has been blessed with an elegant, beautiful wife, brilliant children, a career that is the envy of any man and more money than he can spend.

The real question is, did he really earn all that himself, or has he led a charmed life? Most importantly to him, is that charm about to become a curse?

RUNNING

Romantic Suspense
Author: Patrice Fitzgerald
RUNNING

Catherine Young, Vice President and newly-anointed Democratic nominee, is surging in the polls. The race is on against opposition candidate Jerusha Hutchins, former stewardess and blonde beauty, who is the darling of the far-right Liberty Party. But with political wunderkind Zane Zarillo running her campaign, Catherine is bound to hold her lead.

Suddenly a medical emergency puts the President in the hospital and forces Catherine to act in his place… a perfect opportunity for her to show her Oval Office stuff. Just when her election looks like a sure thing, Catherine’s romantic fling from decades ago comes to light. Will the American public accept a woman with a past?
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