USA Today bestselling author Jennifer St. Giles tops today’s Buffet with her romance tale The Mistress of Trevelyan. The story is set in 1873 San Francisco, where a woman finds a consuming passion in a tormented man’s arms, but secrets from his past could destroy them all unless she discovers the killer hidden in the shadows.

jenniJennifer grew up in Miami and went to nursing school in Georgia, where she now resides. She wrote for nine years before selling her first book. She has written in a number of genres (under the names Jenni, J.L. Saint, Jennifer St. Giles, and Jennifer Saints) and has won several writing awards, including two National Choice Awards, three Maggie Awards, a RT Book Club Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Marlene Award, and the Golden Heart Award. Recently she revived her nursing career after a long hiatus, and currently works in a surgical clinic.

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The Mistress of Trevelyan (Trevelyan Series)

Historical Romance
Author: Jennifer St. Giles
The Mistress of Trevelyan (Trevelyan Series)

The manor behind the mists….The man behind the mystery.

In 1873 San Francisco, spirited Ann Lovell takes a position no one else dares — as governess to the motherless sons of the enigmatic Benedict Trevelyan. It has long been whispered that Trevelyan Manor hides dark secrets and sinister deeds — including the murder of Benedict’s wife. But Ann refuses to pay heed to spiteful rumor.

As she grows to cherish her young charges, Ann also finds herself powerfully drawn to the handsome Benedict, whose passionate persuasion introduces her to a new world of sensual pleasures. But even while falling in love with the master of Trevelyan, Ann wonders if his attentions are intended to blind her to the secrets of the past — and if Benedict holds he key to her destiny…or her destruction.

Callis Rose

Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
Author: Mark Tufo
Callis Rose

Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands, it’s really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person, both happen to reside at the same household.

Mindy Denton makes it her single mission in life to destroy Callis, even as her brother Kevin falls deeper into love with the mysterious and beautiful girl who is hiding something from them all.

Kidowed

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Jessica Kenley
Kidowed

In this book you’ll find the the struggles, sorrows, and triumphs of the author after she has two children with a rare and universally fatal genetic disease. As she travels through her hellish journey, you will experience unexpected humor, endless love, and learn how strong one family can be while they walk beside her.

Stolen in Paradise

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Toby Neal
Stolen in Paradise (A Lei Crime Companion Novel)

One betta fish, two dead biologists, three trysts, four suspects and thirty-five pairs of shoes add up to complicated days in paradise for Special Agent Marcella Scott.

Marcella gets into sand way over her Manolos investigating the death of a prominent scientist washed up on a Waikiki beach with a bullet hole between the eyes. BioGreen, a genetically-engineered algae that could solve the world fuel crisis, has been stolen from the development lab—a hotbed of intrigue where everyone on the project has something to hide.
Marcella also has a secret vice, more dangerous than expensive shoes—and it leads her into arms that are too close for comfort.


As I Close My Eyes

Historical Romance
Author: Sarah DiCello
As I Close My Eyes

Danielle Grayson is a beautiful, intelligent young woman in present-day Georgia, but when she closes her eyes, she becomes someone else in a different time, one hundred years earlier in fact.

Danielle’s other life is as entrancing and romantic as her current one, and the contrast between the lifestyles is intriguing and enlightening, but what starts out as being dreamlike soon becomes real and strangely familiar.

Worse, whatever happens to her as Danielle seems to change the past, if it is a true past.

And when she finds she is not alone in being able to flip between the two worlds, life, love and death become really disturbing.

The House

Literature & Fiction > African American > Women’s Fiction
Author: Anjuelle Floyd
The House

What would you do if you learned the person you were divorcing is dying? On receiving the very thing she wants, a divorce and the power to sell their house, Anna Manning learns that Edward, her soon-to-be ex-husband, is dying. A faithful wife for over three decades, Anna endured Edward’s constant absences while traveling on business for his international real estate firm, and his extra-marital affairs.

Anna takes Edward to live out his last six, possibly three, months in the house she fought so vigorously to sell. But letting go of someone who has caused so much pain does not come easily.
Edward has changed.

As their children return home, and say their farewells Anna confronts the challenges that Edward’s impending death delivers each of them. Then there is Inman who loves Anna, and provides the one thing Edward denied their marriage—passion and intimacy.

The Fantastic Slow Cooker Cookbook

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Appliances
Author: Suzanne Summer
The Fantastic Slow Cooker Cookbook

Using the crock pot (a.k.a. slow cooker) to prepare meals is one of the simplest way to
prepare delicious meals. If you’re a busy mum like me, using the crock pot is the way to go. Just set the timer for the crock pot and leave for the day, expect a sizzling hot meal upon returning home.

This cookbook is filled with 50 unique and delicious one-pot meals that are easy to prepare. Whether you are a complete newbie to slow cooking or an experienced crock pot user,
you will find the recipes scrumptious yet simple and easy to prepare.

Mrs Jones

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: B. A. Morton
Mrs Jones

A British girl with a secret. A New York cop with a past. And a mob that wants revenge

Ruggedly pragmatic but honest cop Detective Tommy Connell picks up an English girl, Mrs Jones, who claims to be the witness to a murder, and promptly falls in love with her.

Well, Mrs Jones, whoever she is, must be very attractive because an awful lot of people seem to want to get their hands on her if they can prise her from Connell’s determined grasp, including some prominent representatives of organised crime and the Feds.

Detective Connell definitely has his work cut out here if he wants to end up with the body of Mrs Jones, dead or alive, that’s for sure.

Anon

Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
Author: Peter Giglio
Anon

Rory Ellison, victim of his own misdeeds, wallows in misery. Then a door opens. Now he’s got a new job, a dream assignment to rewrite the darkest mistake of his past, and a strange new companion in his head. Wielding powers beyond his comprehension and control, Rory returns to …

… Faith. She possesses the perfect husband, kids, and home. But when Rory falls back into her world, old wounds open wide, shattering her ideal life.

At the center of the mayhem stands Anon, a seemingly benevolent organization with a sinister past of its own. “Helping you realize your dreams sooner,” the company promises. But what do they stand to gain? How far will they go to get what they want? And if they make dreams a reality, what about nightmares?

Della

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Julie Michele Gettys
Della

Della Garland is a tough but vulnerable young woman determined to bury her poverty stricken and troubled youth by creating a new identity.

When the successful and fulfilling life she’s dreamed of and worked so hard to achieve finally seems within her grasp, she discovers her future is inextricably tied to her past.

Della explores the devastating power of lies and five people whose lives are entangled in those lies.

Money Making Machine – How To Publish, Market and Make Money Using Kindle Books

Marketing & Sales > Direct
Author: Anbu Rayappan
Money Making Machine - How To Publish, Market and Make Money Using Kindle Books

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A Beginners Guide to Companion Planting: Companion Gardening with Flowers, Herbs & Vegetables

Gardening & Landscape Design
Author: Mel Jeffreys
A Beginners Guide to Companion Planting: Companion Gardening with Flowers, Herbs & Vegetables (Simple Living)

Companion planting involves strategic location of the veggies and fruit that you plant to maximize space available, deter or distract pests and to take advantage of the nutrients available in the soil where you live.

Topics covered in this book include:

  • History, reasons & benefits for companion planting
  • Planning your garden including garden bed ideas and soil management
  • Guides to beneficial companion plants including flowers and herbs
  • Combinations of plants that work well together or to avoid
  • Companion plants to encourage beneficial bugs into your garden

While there are a few different types of strategies, there are no hard and fast rules for which strategy you should choose, this book will help to guide you in the right direction.
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