If you enjoy intense, emotional page-turners, today is your day. Award-winning author Ann Voss Peterson tops the Buffet with Pushed Too Far, one of her trademark thrillers, a tangle of police procedure, passion, and revenge.

ann1She envisioned Pushed Too Far as a standalone novel, but due to popular demand from readers, Ann is now working on what will be Book 2 in the Val Ryker series, Cut Too Deep, which will be followed with Book 3, Dead Too Soon.

Ann wrote her first story at seven years old and hasn’t stopped since. To pursue her love of creative writing, she’s worked as a bartender, horse groomer, and window washer. Now known for her adrenaline-fueled thrillers and Harlequin Intrigue romances, Ann draws on her wide variety of life experiences to fill her fictional worlds with compelling energy and undeniable emotion.

Now with more than 3 million books in print, Ann lives near Madison, Wisconsin, with her family and their border collie.

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Pushed Too Far

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Ann Voss Peterson, Blake Crouch
Pushed Too Far (A Thriller)

A TOWN’S TERRIBLE SECRET

Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town.

A COP’S UNFORGIVABLE MISTAKE

Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list.

A KILLER’S NEXT VICTIM

But surviving Hess’s vengeance is only part of her dilemma. For there’s another killer in Lake Loyal. One who may be closer to Val than she knows…

Val will need all the help she can get, including a sexy firefighter, her dead sister’s daughter, and a tough Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. Everyone has a breaking point, and Val has just reached hers.

From bestselling romantic suspense author Ann Voss Peterson comes a page-turning thriller of police procedure, passion, and revenge. Make sure you’re holding your Kindle tightly with both hands.


Yellow Medicine

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Anthony Neil Smith
Yellow Medicine (Billy Lafitte #1)

Deputy Billy Lafitte is not unfamiliar with the law—he just prefers to enforce it, rather than abide by it. But his rule-bending and bribe-taking have gotten him kicked off the force in Gulfport, Mississippi, and he’s been given a second chance—in the desolate, Siberian wastelands of rural Minnesota. Now Billy’s only got the local girls and local booze to keep him company.

Until one of the local girls—cute little Drew, bassist for a psychobilly band—asks Billy for help with her boyfriend. Something about the drugs Ian’s been selling, some product he may have lost, and the men who are threatening him because of it. Billy agrees to look into it, and before long he’s speeding down a snowy road, tracking a cell of terrorists, with a severed head in his truck’s cab. And that’s only the start.

Divine Justice

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Divine Justice (Divine series - book #2)

CFBI Agent and Pyro-Psychic Jasi McLellan battles a serious infection that threatens to claim her life. Slipping in and out of consciousness, she remembers the Parliament Murders…

One by one, members of Ontario’s Parliament are disappearing, only to be found days later, disoriented and drugged. Or worse–dead. Police are stumped and the CFBI brings in a covert PSI team, agents with special psychic abilities.

Accompanied by Psychometric Empath Ben Roberts and new team member Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko, Jasi heads for Ottawa and uncovers a plot so devious that Canada’s national security is at risk. If that isn’t enough to deal with, Jasi bumps into old flame, Zane Underhill, who wants to rekindle their relationship that ended three years earlier.

But the investigation takes precedent and Jasi is forced to place her feelings for Zane on hold in order to find a killer who has more than justice in mind for his victims, and in the end she makes a gut-wrenching decision–one that will cost the life of someone close to her.

Bitterwood

Fantasy > Epic
Author: James Maxey
Bitterwood (Bitterwood Trilogy)

Dragons rule the world, united under the powerful dragon king Albekizan. Humans have been subdued for centuries, existing only as slaves, pets, and prey. Yet one man, the mysterious Bitterwood, strikes at dragons from the shadows, fighting a long, lonely war of resistance. When Bitterwood is blamed for the death of Albekizan’s beloved son, Bodiel, the king launches a full scale campaign to rid the world of the legendary dragon-slayer—even if he must kill all of mankind to do so.

Her Husband’s Harlot

Romance > Regency
Author: Grace Callaway
Her Husband's Harlot (Mayhem in Mayfair #1)

Not Quite a Wife . . .

After a disastrous wedding night, proper Lady Helena Harteford fears for the fate of her new marriage. Disguised as a doxy, she tracks her husband down at a bawdy house to reason with him . . . and instead discovers the thrill of forbidden passion. An innocent ruse turns into a risky deception; how far will this once-wallflower go to win her husband’s love?

Unfit to be a Husband . . .

Orphaned at an early age, Nicholas Morgan escapes his violent beginnings to become a successful merchant–only to discover that he is the legitimate heir of the Marquess of Harteford. His transition to the ton is rocky and made rockier when he marries above him. Torn between guilt and lust, he tries to protect his sweet, innocent wife from the demons of his past. But can he safeguard her from his own raging desires?

Caught between Past and Present . . .

When a dangerous nemesis rises from Nicholas’ past, husband and wife must work together in order to survive. From the drawing rooms to the stews of Regency London, they find themselves caught in a game of passion and seduction. Will true love prevail? Or is Helena destined to remain . . . Her Husband’s Harlot?

Silver Storm

Historical Romance
Author: Cynthia Wright
Silver Storm (The Raveneau Novels, Book 1)

Dashing and dangerous Andre Raveneau is the Revolutionary War’s most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau sardonically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn’t count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon.

Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America’s revolution, the couple battles the fiery passion that binds them together.

Green Smoothie Magic

Special Diet > Healthy
Author: Gabrielle Raiz
Green Smoothie Magic - 132+ Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes That Trim And Slim

Green Smoothies are a fantastic, easy and delicious way to reap the rewards of superb healthy and natural food AND take full advantage of the family-friendly nature of smoothies! If you’ve ever wondered how to include more raw and plant-based foods into your diet, then learning to make delicious green smoothies in seconds, using easy-to-find ingredients is an essential skill.

With a down-to-earth approach, Gabrielle shows you how to adapt green smoothie recipes, substitute ingredients and impress your family and friends with your extensive repertoire! This is an incredible time-saving way to gain all the benefits of a healthy, nutritional diet, without *having* to eat a mountain of salads every day.

Robin: Lady of Legend

Teen & Young Adult > Historical Fiction > Europe
Author: R.M. ArceJaeger
Robin: Lady of Legend (The Classic Adventures of the Girl Who Became Robin Hood)

When circumstances force Robin of Locksley to flee her home, she is thrust into an outlaw life in Sherwood forest. Disguised as a man for protection, she soon finds herself at the center of a band of outcasts where her archery skills, integrity, and force of character propel her into a leadership role. With a secret to hide, a band to sustain, and a Sheriff hot on her trail, Robin will need all her courage and ingenuity if she is to survive.

The Key to Erebus (Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend)

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic > Vampires
Author: Emma V. Leech, Roisin O’Connor
The Key to Erebus (Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend)

The truth can kill you…

Taken as a small child, from a life where faeries, sirens and mythical creatures are real and treacherous, Jéhenne Corbeaux is totally unprepared when she returns to France to stay with her eccentric Grandmother.

Thrown headlong into a world she knows nothing about she seeks to learn the truth about herself, uncovering secrets more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined and finding that she is by no means powerless to protect the ones she loves.

Despite her Gran’s dire warnings, she is inexorably drawn to the dark and terrifying figure of Corvus, an ancient vampire and master of the Albinus family.

Jéhenne is about to find her answers and discover that, not only is Corvus far more dangerous than she could ever imagine but that he holds much more than the key to her heart…

The Parent Pact

Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life
Author: Laurie Kellogg
The Parent Pact (Book Three of The Return to Redemption Series)

When widower Tyler Fitzpatrick meets Annie Barnes at his daughter’s school, his libido goes tilt. The sexy single mother is everything he and his grieving little girl need. Unfortunately, Annie flatly refuses his dinner invitation. She wants a husband and a father for her son—not just a boyfriend. And the last time she checked, wealthy, summa-cum-laude lawyers didn’t marry high-school-drop-out housekeepers.

Tyler concedes there’s a vast difference between their experiences and lifestyles. Still, he’s inexplicably drawn to the impoverished young woman—even though her little boy reminds Tyler of an underprivileged past he’d rather forget. While becoming better acquainted, he offers Annie a job caring for his daughter and home in Redemption, PA. He also proposes a Parent Pact—an agreement to become role models to each other’s child and to fill one another’s needs as single parents while they continue to search for true love.

Thinblade

Fantasy > Epic
Author: David A. Wells
Thinblade (Sovereign of the Seven Isles: Book One)

When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin’s arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended two thousand years ago.

Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade.

The Girl Who Would Be King

Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: Kelly Thompson
The Girl Who Would Be King

Separated by thousands of miles, two young women are about to realize their extraordinary powers which will bind their lives together in ways they can’t begin to understand.

Protecting others. Maintaining order. Being good. These are all important things for Bonnie Braverman, even if she doesn’t understand why. Confined to a group home since she survived the car accident that killed both her parents, Bonnie has lived her life until now in self-imposed isolation and silence; but when an opportunity presents itself to help another girl in need, Bonnie has to decide whether to actually use the power she has long suspected she has. Power that frightens her.

Across the country, Lola LeFever is inheriting her own power by sending her mother over a cliff…literally. For Lola the only thing that matters is power; getting it, taking it, and eliminating anyone who would get in the way of her pursuit of it. With her mother dead and nothing to hold her back from the world any longer, Lola sets off to test her own powers on anyone unfortunate enough to cross her. And Lola’s not afraid of anything.

One girl driven to rescue, save, and heal; the other driven to punish, destroy, and kill.

And now they’re about to meet.

The Driving Lesson

Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction
Author: Ben Rehder
The Driving Lesson

Charlie Dunbar had big plans for the summer break, but becoming a fugitive was nowhere on the list. Even more unexpected, his partner in crime is his own ailing grandfather. Now they’re on the run, trying to make it across the country to see a special kind of doctor, while the world becomes mesmerized by their journey. They are the subject of heated debates on cable news channels. Thousands of people voice their support on Facebook fan pages. And Charlie’s own parents appear on live TV to plead for him to come home safely. But Charlie isn’t ready yet. He’s determined to get his grandfather to Seattle. The only question is, will the police stop him first?

Sword Bearer (Return of the Dragons)

Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
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?

Body Energy – Discover The Secrets Of The Chinese Body Energy Clock

Alternative Medicine > Acupuncture & Acupressure
Author: Matthew Harrigan
Body Energy - Discover The Secrets Of The Chinese Body Energy Clock (Healthy Living Techniques: Learn The Secret Of Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong Masters)

This book will show you how to enhance your body energy system (chi meridians) through acupressure, chi kung (qi gong), yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, sleep, play, rest and Japanese meridian stretching (makko-ho). Makko-ho is a complete system of 6 stretches for each brother and sister meridian pair. The stretches originate from Buddhist prayer positions, are said to be performed innately by children all over the world, and very effective at rehabilitating the physical body.

Why Men Are From Earth and Women Are Not From Venus

Relationships > Love & Romance > Humor
Author: Mark Laverdiere
WHY MEN ARE FROM EARTH AND WOMEN ARE NOT FROM VENUS; A Romantic Comedy for Understanding the Alpha Male

A fresh perspective into the inner workings of the modern relationship. Filled with hilarious real-life scenarios, this indispensable relationship guide lets women see inside the alpha male mind set.

Women will no longer have to turn to their female friends to ask what their alpha male partner is thinking (which, if you think about it, is probably not the best strategy), and men can have a good laugh at the expense of the author as he details all of the “mistakes” he has made in the personal relationship with his wife.

Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You’re Transplanted

Self-Help
Author: Carol Stratton
Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted, An Inspirational Guide for the Unemployed, Uprooted, Cast Off, Deployed, Transferred, and Outsourced (Devotionals for Women and Men)

When your entire life drives off in a moving van, it’s easy for doubts to flood your mind. Will I ever be organized again? Will I find good friends? Will my children like their new school? Carol Stratton has experienced twenty-two moves and counsels others seeking stability in a culture of change. In Changing Zip Codes, Carol helps readers explore the fun of new possibilities, the magic of new friendships, and the excitement of fresh starts. With humorous stories and biblical insights, Carol reminds us God is in the midst of every move, leading us to new beginnings.
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