Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who has written more than 40 romance and romantic suspense novels. She tops today’s Buffet with Fatal Judgment, the heart-pounding romantic-suspense Book 1 of her “Guardians of Justice” series. The book was a Retailer’s Choice Award finalist and a HOLT Medallion finalist.

ireneIrene, a Missouri resident, holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism. She juggled two careers for several years until she quit an executive corporate communications job to write full-time. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing. A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.”

Irene’s books have been honored with two RITA awards—the “Oscar” of romantic fiction—and she is a six-time finalist. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, a Carol award, a HOLT Medallion, a National Readers’ Choice Award, a Retailers Choice Award and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine.

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Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice Book #1): A Novel

Romantic Suspense > Christian Fiction
Author: Irene Hannon

Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice Book #1): A Novel

U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he’d rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. His feelings toward Liz haven’t warmed in the five years since she lost her husband–and Jake’s best friend–to possible suicide. How can Jake be expected to care for the coldhearted workaholic who drove his friend to despair?

As the danger mounts and Jake gets to know Liz better, his feelings slowly start to change. When it becomes clear that an unknown enemy may want her dead, the stakes are raised. Because now both her life–and his heart–are in mortal danger.


Freezing Point

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Karen Dionne
Freezing Point

The polar icecaps are melting — fast.

In a drowning, desperate world, the Soldyne Corporation sees an opportunity: Melt Antarctic icebergs into drinking water using their microwave satellite array, ship the water to thirsty nations around the globe, and make a fortune.

But deep within the ice waits an enemy more deadly than anyone could imagine–and an apocalyptic horror Earth may not survive.

Angel Sister

Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?

In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Readers will be drawn into the story and find themselves lingering there long after they’ve finished the book.

Intermarket Analysis and Investing

Business & Investing
Author: Michael E.S. Gayed

Intermarket Analysis and Investing: Integrating Economic, Fundamental, and Technical Trends

Begins with an overview of investment analysis that examines types of risk and portfo­lio structuring. Then it moves on to the three prominent schools of thought in market analysis with discussions of:

1) Economic analysis, which is primarily concerned with the state of business, and anticipates phases of economic expansion and contraction by focusing on economic indicators
2) Fundamental analysis, the most widely followed and prac­ticed form of analysis, it looks at the accounting and financial position of companies in an attempt to evaluate intrinsic worth and true stock value
3) Technical analysis or the market-timing school, practiced by “believers in the supremacy of trend analysis,” and followers of the ticker tape, It is primarily concerned with the dynamics behind the fluctuation in the price of a stock

Invisible Armies

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Technothrillers
Author: Jon Evans
Invisible Armies

In a world where security cameras prove what you have done and databases define who you are, the few who know how to manipulate the technology can play God. They can change the future; they can alter the past. They can make big money, they can save the world, and they can get away with murder over and over again.

Danielle Leaf grew up believing she was safe. Now she knows she was wrong.

China Trade

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction
Author: SJ Rozan
CHINA TRADE (Lydia Chin and Bill Smith)

U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he’d rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. His feelings toward Liz haven’t warmed in the five years since she lost her husband–and Jake’s best friend–to possible suicide. How can Jake be expected to care for the coldhearted workaholic who drove his friend to despair?

As the danger mounts and Jake gets to know Liz better, his feelings slowly start to change. When it becomes clear that an unknown enemy may want her dead, the stakes are raised. Because now both her life–and his heart–are in mortal danger.

Wine in my Sippy Cup

Women’s Fiction > Humor

Author: Deborah Dove

Wine in my Sippy Cup

A sophisticated, put together career woman prior to having kids, now Liz Cartwright is lucky to go to the bathroom by herself, much less get out of the house wearing matching shoes and a clean shirt. While she is preoccupied with the sometimes mind-numbing responsibilities of motherhood, her husband is becoming increasingly distant and preoccupied with work, giving Liz the distinct impression that she is losing her husband along with her sense of identity.

Armed with a book on spicing up her sex life purchased at a sex toy party and the help of her three best girlfriends, Liz embarks on an all-out attempt to rejuvenate her marriage and find personal fulfillment.

However, things in Liz’s life have a tendency to fail with hilarious results, and her attempts to woo her husband are no exceptions.

The Sundered

Science Fiction > Alternate History

Author: Ruthanne Reid

The Sundered

Harry Iskinder knows the rules.

Don’t touch the water, or it will pull you under. Conserve food, because there’s no arable land. Use Sundered slaves gently, or they die too quickly to be worthwhile.

With extinction on the horizon and a world lost to deadly flood, Harry searches for a cure: the Hope of Humanity, the mysterious artifact that gave humans control over the Sundered centuries ago. According to legend, the Hope can fix the planet.

But the Hope holds more secrets than Harry knows. Powerful Sundered Ones willingly bow to him just to get near it. Ambitious enemies pursue him, sure that the Hope is a weapon. Friends turn their backs, afraid Harry will choose wrong.

A Place of Healing

Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty

In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain. The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will. A Place of Healing is not an ivory-tower treatise on suffering. It’s an intimate look into the life of a mature woman of God.

Pies and Mini Pies

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Pies
Author: Bonnie Scott
Pies and Mini Pies

Bite size mini pies are all the rage. The teeny tiny pies are so easy to eat and portion control is built in. These little baked goods are cute displayed in cupcake racks or put together into a shape like a Christmas tree for holiday parties. They make perfect party hors-d’oeuvres since they are finger food. And they are fun to make and can be made in advance of your get together.

You’ll soon be baking pies with confidence with over 150 great pie and mini pie recipes. From homey fruit pies, custard and cream pies to pies with unusual ingredients, there are pies for every occasion. You’ll find chapters for tarts and toppings, crusts and refrigerated pies. You will also find great hints and tips for preparing a perfect pie that even your grandmother would be proud to serve.

Death Trap: 1 (Robot Wars)

Fantasy & Magic > Religious Fiction
Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Death Trap: 1 (Robot Wars)

Set in an experimental community on Mars in the year 2039, The Robot Wars series features 14-year-old virtual reality specialist Tyce Sanders. Life on the red planet is not always easy, but it is definitely exciting. Tyce finds that the mysteries of the planet point to his greatest discovery—a new relationship with God. He talks about his growing faith and curiosity in a manner that kids can relate to as they are probably wondering some of the same things.

Janitors

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Tyler Whitesides, Brandon Dorman
Janitors

Have you ever fallen asleep during math class? Are you easily distracted while listening to your English teacher? Do you find yourself completely uninterested in geography? Well, it may not be your fault. The janitors at Welcher Elementary know a secret, and it’s draining all the smarts out of the kids.

Twelve-year-old Spencer Zumbro, with the help of his classmate Daisy “Gullible” Gates, must fight with and against a secret, janitorial society that wields wizard-like powers. Who can Spencer and Daisy trust and how will they protect their school and possibly the world?

A Love by Any Measure

Historical Romance
Author: Killian McRae
A Love by Any Measure

August Grayson has secretly dreamt of the girl living on his family’s Irish estate since childhoods spent together in Killarney. Now a proper Lord of the British Empire, he knows that Maeve could never be more than just a distant fantasy. Still, if only…

Maeve O’Connor owns nothing in this world but her good name, which proves just enough to win a proposal for a marriage of convenience to a good, Irish lad. Until the wedding, however, she’s in dire straits. Rent on the cottage she and her father share is due, but there simply isn’t the money to pay. Driven to desperation, Maeve hopes Lord Grayson, her childhood-chum-turned-dashing-English-rogue, will prove lenient when she comes seeking clemency.

Samson’s Lovely Mortal

Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Tina Folsom
Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1)

Vampire bachelor Samson can’t get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there’s nothing wrong with his hydraulics – that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it’s the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he’s a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.
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