Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin Knightley decided to pursue a sensible career in science.

erinIt was only after earning her B.S. and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn’t any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and now spends her days writing. Together with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina.

Erin tops today’s Buffet with Ruined by a Rake, a Regency-set historical romance novella released in March.

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Ruined by a Rake

Historical Romance
Author: Erin Knightley
Ruined by a Rake - A Novella

It started with a kiss.

When nine-year-old Eleanor Abbington first met her uncle’s new stepson, Nicolas Norton, the boy rudely stole a kiss from her that set the tone for their contentious and competitive relationship. It wasn’t until years later when Nick introduced her to fencing that they finally had a proper outlet for their frequent arguments.

Having just emerged from mourning following her mother’s death, Eleanor is exactly where she wishes to be at the age of four-and-twenty: an on-the-shelf spinster and unofficial companion to her aunt. Unfortunately, her ambitious uncle has other plans for her future. On the eve of his house party, he lays down his ultimatum: either Eleanor marries the man of his choosing, or he’ll force her seventeen-year-old sister to do so instead.

When Nick unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep after a two year absence, Eleanor is in no mood for their normal banter. Seeming to know exactly what she needs, Nick challenges her to pick up the foil once more. During their pre-dawn matches, he shows her just how strong she can be . . . and exactly how much he’s changed since leaving. But when her old adversary becomes her only ally, she may very well find herself . . . Ruined by a Rake.


The Spia Family Presses On

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Mary Leo
The Spia Family Presses On (#1 One Olive At A Time)

Olive oil is the new wine… That’s what Mia Spia and her family of recovering mobsters are hoping for here in Sonoma Valley, California, where they produce award-winning olive oil.

It’s been two long years of hard work for Mia and her overly optimistic mom, all the while keeping their former wise guys on the straight and narrow. That is until ex-con Cousin Dickey arrives to throw a rotten olive into the mix. Soon there’s a dead body, a nosy sheriff’s detective, a curious fiance, a severed pinky finger, and a randy past lover to contend with, prompting Mia to enlist her best friend, survival expert Lisa Lin, for help. While trying to avoid being killed, the two women unravel family secrets, set a trap for a killer, and uncover information about Mia’s missing father that can only lead to more rotten olives.

Mad About You

Romance > Contemporary > Anthologies
Author: Stephanie Bond
Mad About You (boxed set of beloved romances)

MAD ABOUT YOU is a boxed set of three beloved romances to make you love…laugh…and sigh. Includes these full-length books by Stephanie Bond:

LICENSE TO THRILL (a romantic mystery) She’s between a rock and a hard body….

ALMOST A FAMILY (a heartwarming romance) Fate gave them a second chance at love…

THREE WISHES (a romantic comedy) Be careful what you wish for…

Mrs. Lieutenant

Women’s Fiction > Friendship
Author: Phyllis Zimbler Miller
Mrs. Lieutenant: A Women's Friendship Novel

This 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist is a story of unexpected women’s friendship.

When newly married Sharon Gold suddenly finds herself in the unfamiliar culture of the U.S. Army during the unpopular Vietnam War, she realizes she must quickly adapt to this alien world. If she does not learn to “fit in,” the consequences could have a severe impact on her husband.

The women’s friendship she unexpectedly experiences turns out to be her lifesaver.

The Mistress of Trevelyan

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

In her search for the truth, 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.

Crazy in Paradise

Genre Fiction > Family Saga > Humor
Author: Deborah Brown
Crazy in Paradise

Dying in the Middle of Summer is Sweaty Business…

If you ever put yourself in trouble by picking up someone else’s past, you have to meet Madison Westin, an honorary Trouble Queen.

Madison is a quirky motel owner, who recently inherited her aunt’s beachfront motel in the Florida Keys. But that is NOT all she inherited, as the motel houses a slew of colorful tenant’s – drunks, ex-cons, fugitives, and whatever bad guy you can think of.

The Maintenance Man

Literature & Fiction > Drama
Author: Michael Baisden
The Maintenance Man Collector's Edition

It’s midnight. Do you know where your woman is?

Malcolm Tremell is handsome, charismatic and a great lover; but in his world sex is not a game…it’s serious business. Every week his schedule is booked with secret rendezvous, extravagant dinners and sessions of passionate love making, all for the right price. But Malcolm begins to reflect on his gigolo lifestyle when he meets Toni, a talented dancer and choreographer. But can her love transform him into the man he wants to be and the man she needs to make both their lives complete.

Unintended Consequences

Thrillers > Legal
Author: Marti Green
Unintended Consequences

How much would a father sacrifice for his child?

Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just a few weeks away.

George said he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said – no other defense, no other explanation.
Dani Trumball, an attorney for the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to believe him. After all, there was no forensic evidence that the body in the woods was George’s daughter. But if the girl isn’t Angelina, then who is it? And what happened to the Calhouns’ missing daughter?

For nineteen years, George Calhoun has stayed silent. But that’s about to change, and the story he tells Dani—if it’s true—changes everything.

Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific

History > Military > World War II
Author: Gordon Bennett Robertson Jr.
Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific (Stackpole Military History Series)

The B-29 bomber was made to soar in thin, cold air, dropping its massive bomb load from heights so great that the crews might never see their targets through the clouds below. That was just fine with Ben Robertson, pilot in command of one of the big four engine bombers hammering Japan to its knees in a nonstop bombing campaign in the Pacific. When General LeMay ordered the B-29s to switch tactics from daylight, high-altitude bombing runs to nighttime, low-level runs, Ben’s attitude changed. What was once seen as simply dangerous–bombing Japan–now seemed a whole lot more like suicide.

Features dozens of never-before-seen photos of the B-29 in action. A fast-paced, riveting account that puts the reader in the cockpit of a four-engine bomber over enemy territory.

9th Circle: 9 Circles, Infinite Ways to Die

Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Carolyn McCray, Ben Hopkin
9th Circle: 9 Circles, Infinite Ways to Die (Book 1 of the Darc Murders Series)

A madman terrorizes Seattle, attempting to recreate the nine circles of hell by using the blood and bodies of the innocent. Detective Robi Darcmel, a gifted yet troubled savant, is the only man standing in the path of this pathological killer.

As the fate of the Emerald City hangs in the balance, can Darcmel overcome his failings or will Seattle burn to ash?

Prayer – How To Pray For A Financial Miracle

Christian Living > Stewardship
Author: James L Paris
Prayer - How To Pray For A Financial Miracle

What should you do when you are facing a financial crisis? James L. Paris was a millionaire by the age of 30 and bankrupt by his 40th birthday. Paris shares his own story of going from well-known financial author to filing for bankruptcy, losing his home, cars, businesses, and having to start over with absolutely nothing. In 2008 he relaunched his businesses and today believes his life is better than ever. In this book you will learn the spiritual lessons that Paris says it took him seven years in a financial valley to uncover.

Jim shares his own method of prayer that he believes God revealed to him during his personal financial collapse. You will be inspired as you read Jim’s personal testimony and the multiple miracles he has witnessed in his own life.

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Taylor Lee
Big Girls Don't Cry: Sexy Romantic Suspense (Book 1 in The Blonde Barracuda's Sizzling Suspense Series)

They called her the Blonde Barracuda. The press loves her, the politicians fear her and the mob is out to kill her.
Can she find her brother’s killers before they find her?

Control Your Day: A New Approach to Email Management

Business & Management > Manager’s Guides to Computing
Author: Jim McCullen
Control Your Day: A New Approach to Email Management Using Microsoft Outlook and Getting Things Done

Struggling with email? Is your Inbox out of Control? Control Your Day is a new and better way to manage your email using Microsoft Outlook. The system incorporates many of the productivity concepts made famous by David Allen in his book Getting Things Done (GTD). The author provides additional support through a website and Youtube videos. Download the book today to take back control of your Inbox.

The Weight Loss Game: How to Lose and Win!

Diets > Weight Maintenance
Author: Victoria Fleishman
The Weight Loss Game: How to Lose and Win!

This book is intended for all those who have ever straggled to lose weight, who have tried diet plans, counted calories, even starved themselves – but who have never achieved lasting results. Great tips how to lose weight easier and faster.
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