An award-winning, best-selling novelist, Ruth Glick is the author of over 140 books. Writing as Rebecca York, she has authored or co-authored over 90 romantic suspense books, and she tops today’s Buffet with her romantic suspense novel Dark Powers. (Today’s second pick is also a Rebecca York book — Conquest, a science fiction-flavored short romance.)

yorkRuth is a 2011 recipient of the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award. Her career has focused on romantic suspense, often with paranormal elements. Her 16 Berkley books and novellas include her nine-book werewolf “Moon” series. Killing Moon was a launch book for the Berkley Sensation imprint. She has written 52 books for Harlequin Intrigue, many in her popular 43 Light Street series. She has written for Harlequin, Berkley, Dell, Tor, Carina Press, and Pageant Books.

Ruth’s many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series. Many of her novels have been nominated for or won RT Reviewers Choice awards. In addition, she has won a Prism Award, several New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf awards and numerous other chapter awards.

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Dark Powers

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: Rebecca York
DARK POWERS (Decorah Security)

Suffering from PTSD after a traumatic undercover assignment, Decorah Security agent Ben Walker must cope with a new mission—and a woman determined to find her kidnapped sister at all costs. He’d prefer to work alone, but Sage Arnold insists on coming with him to Doncaster, Maryland, where secrets fester below the surface of small-town life. Sage and Ben grow close, but can she help him heal his psychic wounds? And will his ability to read the last thoughts of murder victims get them both killed?

Conquest

Short Stories > Romance > Fantasy
Author: Rebecca York
Conquest (A Fantasy & Futuristic Romance Short Story)

A science-fiction romance short story inspired by the example of Worf, the only Klingon member of Star Fleet. Viewers of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION learned that a Klingon’s sense of honor makes him a hero worthy of any woman’s heart.


A Hymn Before Battle (Legacy of the Aldenata)

Science Fiction > Military
Author: John Ringo
A Hymn Before Battle (Legacy of the Aldenata)

With the Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans—for a price.

Humanity now has three worlds to defend.

As Earth’s armies rush into battle and special operations units scout alien worlds, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: You can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies.

No Good Deed

Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
Author: M.P. McDonald
No Good Deed: Book One of the Mark Taylor Series (A Psychological Thriller)

Mark Taylor discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when the old camera he found during a freelance job in an Afghanistan bazaar gives him more than great photos. It triggers dreams of disasters. Tragedies that happen exactly as he envisions them. He learns that not only can he see the future, he can change it. Then the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings. Thousands die. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Taylor isn’t urban hero. It’s enemy combatant. And, it means they can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.

Borrowed Dreams

Historical Fiction > Romance
Author: May McGoldrick
Borrowed Dreams (Scottish Dream Trilogy)

Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people her husband enslaved. Her only hope is a marriage of convenience with the notorious widower, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, who just may be the most handsome-and caring-man she’s ever encountered.

Crazy In Love

Romantic Comedy
Author: Lani Diane Rich
Crazy In Love

Love on the rocks, with a twist.

Flynn Daly’s a screwup. She knows it, but worse, her property tycoon dad knows it, and that’s why he sends her off to Scheintown, NY—aka, the dead center of nowhere—to manage the beautiful countryside inn the family has just inherited while he figures out what to do with it. Being a part of the family business would be bad enough, but Flynn has to deal with an insecure staff, a sexy bartender with his own agenda, and regular ghostly visits from her nutty—and very dead—Great Aunt Esther.

Crazy is as crazy loves.

Can Flynn finally get it together and do something right? Can she uncover the mysteries that lurk behind the outward charm of the Goodhouse Arms? Or are the ghostly visits, and her undeniable attraction to the one man she should not be falling for, a sign that her life is spiraling out of control forever?

Hell Is Real (But I Hate to Admit It)

Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: Brian Jones
Hell Is Real (But I Hate to Admit It)

Does hell matter? Pastor Brian Jones wants readers to know the truth.

Jones believes that the reason most Christians don’t tell their friends about Jesus has nothing to do with not knowing how—it’s because they don’t think they need to. As Jones writes, the first four years he was a pastor, he didn’t believe in hell himself. Today, he shares his story of discovering the truth that hell exists—and why many Christians are afraid to believe in it.

Hell Is Real motivates Christians who have grown complacent in their view of hell. Drawing on the teachings of Jesus, Jones leads readers into a head-on collision with apocalyptic urgency—the all-consuming, inspiring conviction that will overcome readers when they realize that hell is real and they can help save people from going there.

Stars Rain Down

Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Chris J. Randolph
Stars Rain Down (Biotech Legacy)

Meet Marcus Donovan; astronomer, day dreamer, and smart ass. He was just another researcher in a jumpsuit until he saw something that didn’t fit. At the time, it was nothing but a blip on a sensor read-out, an asteroid that wasn’t an asteroid, but it became his obsession. He named it Zebra-1, and now he’s hurtling through the solar system on a mission to see it in person.

Meanwhile, the Earth has its own visitors. Seven massive vessels appear out of nowhere and rain hell down from orbit, reducing civilization to a pile of ashes and rubble. Our world is conquered before anyone even knows we’re under attack.

Enter Jack Hernandez, a search & rescue specialist and true blue everyday hero. After crash-landing in the wasted ruins of China, he links up with the scattered resistance and begins to fight back. Having witnessed the invaders’ cruelty first hand, he’s driven to do whatever it takes to make them pay in blood.

Slow Cooker Comfort Foods

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Quick & Easy
Author: Bonnie Scott
Slow Cooker Comfort Foods

Delicious nostalgic slow cooker recipes for every occasion. Includes 150 recipes for Mexican dishes, soups, chilis, chicken, turkey, side dishes and appetizers. But that’s not all, as you can also find a tasty assortment of stews, pork dishes, beef recipes, casseroles and desserts that everyone will enjoy.

Imagine doing minimal work, and having the slow cooker finish preparing those comfort foods everyone loves.

Surveillance

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Aaron Pogue
Surveillance (Ghost Targets, #1)

We abandoned privacy and turned databases into something like gods. They listened to our prayers. They met our needs and blessed us with new riches. They watched over us, protected us, and punished the wicked among us. We almost made a paradise.

But there were those who tried to hide from the databases’ all-seeing eye. They used their wealth or power or intellect to turn themselves into ghosts within the endless archive. For years these ghosts have used their anonymity to perpetrate atrocious crimes and slip away unscathed. And now someone among them may go further still. Someone wants to bring the system down.

The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas

Business & Investing > Skills > Communication
Author: Thomas B. Dowd III
The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World

The author is a recovering cynic whose own professional growth is detailed based on lessons learned in over 20 years in a business environment. Tom’s experience in the corporate world proves that only a small number of leaders rise to the top. The experiences shared will teach the reader to work smarter–not harder–to thrive in corporate chaos where the current economic conditions have taught the employed and unemployed alike to simply try to survive. Everyone has room to grow.
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