Liliana Hart spent five years teaching music in the public education system. She molded America’s youth, busted kids for smoking pot in the restrooms, and broke up illicit affairs behind the stage on a regular basis, so she finally decided to hang up her hat and let someone else have all the fun. Liliana’s “Addison Holmes Mystery Series,” about a small town teacher who gets into a whole lot of trouble, is somewhat autobiographical (but she won’t confess to which parts). Book 1 from the series, Whiskey Rebellion, tops today’s Buffet.

lilOne reviewer summed up Whiskey Rebellion this way: “I haven’t read a book this funny since the first few Janet Evanovich books… A definite recommendation for everyone.”

Liliana has more than 20 novels to her name. She didn’t complete her first book until she was 25, but she’s written nineteen books since then. She’s 32.

Liliana’s books have hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her books have won awards such as: The Daphne Du Maurier, The Suzannah, The Linda Howard Award of Excellence, The Maggie, and many others. She lives in Texas with her husband and four children.

Whiskey Rebellion

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Liliana Hart

Whiskey Rebellion (Romantic Mystery/Comedy) Book 1 (Addison Holmes Mysteries)

My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiancé left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash. The truth is that I’m pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentlemen’s club.

After the initial shock of finding my first dead body, which included throwing back shots of Jack Daniels like it was water, I decided to take stock of my life. I was in a desperate situation and if the school board ever found out I’d been a stripper, even a bad stripper, I’d be jobless as well as fiancé-less and homeless. Fortunately, I had a friend who felt sorry enough for me to give me a job doing some surveillance work at her detective agency. Not to mention the fact that I was now able to stick my nose into other people’s business for a good cause, find a murderer, and pick up helpful tips from an incredibly attractive detective.

Come check out my story and be thankful your life is relatively normal.


Trace

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Warren Murphy
Trace (Trace #1)

Devlin Tracy is a very good insurance investigator in a profession that rewards success. He lives in a luxury condo on the Las Vegas Strip and only works when he feels like it. He also drinks vodka by the pint, cracks wise to damn-near everyone, and has what can charitably be described as a complicated relationship with his girlfriend. None of that matters to the Garrison Fidelity Insurance Company. They’re interested in results. Which is why they keep Trace on retainer.

Problem: A patient at a private clinic died, shortly after making his doctor the beneficiary of his insurance policy. Suspicious. Now a wealthy friend of the Garrison Fidelity is a patient at the same private clinic, and he isn’t doing well. Troubling. Solution: Send Trace, who has a natural way of shaking things up. On the surface everyone’s friendly and nothing points to murder, fraud or larceny. A late-night beatdown from two masked thugs sends a very different message, however, and tells Trace that he’s onto something. If only he could figure out what he’s onto.

Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers

Religious Fiction > Romance
Author: Margaret Daley
Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

A Bid For Love

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Rachel Ann Nunes
A Bid For Love

Cassi is the head buyer for a prestigious art gallery in California. Jared is a buyer for an exclusive New York gallery. Sparks fly as the two come head to head in a bidding war for a hideous but very expensive Indian Buddha.

Cassi and Jared are both determined to win the statue, but others also want the Buddha—at any cost. Thugs, art forgers, the FBI, or Jared’s beautiful and alluring boss . . . who will end up with the statue? During a string of hair-raising exploits, Cassi and Jared are forced to develop a tentative friendship that deepens into romance. Will they survive long enough to see it through?

Best-selling author Rachel Ann Nunes has crafted a wonderfully intriguing and romantic drama in this fast-moving novel, bringing two idealistic people together from opposite edges of the continent and allowing them, in their own way, to find an unexpected connection to their Christian faith and each other. In the end, their very lives depend on the trust they’ve developed.

Sandwich, With a Side of Romance

Religious Fiction > Romance
Author: Krista Phillips
Sandwich, With a Side of Romance

She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle.

Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than an hour on the clock. It’s all Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong.

He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Shop. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process.

And she’d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.

The God Portal

Religious Fiction > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Tim Ferguson
The God Portal

It began as a vacation out west for Jim Wagner and his family…until Jim discovers his brother, particle physicist Dr. Warren Wagner, is missing from his Nevada home.

The mystery leads to the desert laboratory of corporate giant Forsythe-Hammond. There Jim discovers the truth behind Warren’s disappearance and its connection to the company’s deepest secrets, a technology where faith and science collide. It’s the beginning of a thrilling and dangerous adventure to rescue his brother.

Jim is joined by the affable Lyle Bumgardner, particle physicist and atheist at heart; and by Dr. Lawrence Macklin, devout Christian and Biblical scholar. Their odyssey becomes destiny, a struggle for survival and a quest for truth, leading them to a place where Christian faith and secular atheism alike will be put to the test. Their journey puts them on the trail of the historical Jesus…

The Chosen of Gaia

Children’s eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories
Author: M. Mariz
The Chosen of Gaia

Fifteen year old Albert has just received an invitation that could transform his disappointing life completely – a chance to belong to an advanced and hidden society that only reveals itself to a select few.

Immersed in a new world of mind-boggling technology and intriguing peers, Albert will overcome his fears enough to ignore a few suspicious details. But soon he’ll find his family dragged to the center of a scandal that threatens to tear them apart and erase their very identities.

A conflicted Albert must find the strength to challenge authority by relying on his newfound allies and gift for Revelation.

The Aeneid

Classics > Ancient > Rome
Author: Virgil
The Aeneid

Virgil (70-19 B.C.) is considered the greatest poet of Ancient Rome. The Aeneid is one of the most famous poems in history and was long considered Rome’s national epic. This version includes a table of contents.

Tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans.

South of Normal

Humor & Entertainment
Author: Norm Schriever
South of Normal

Have you ever sat at work and thought about leaving the rat race behind? Do you secretly question if it all makes sense, fantasizing about moving to a white sand beach in the tropics to live the easy-breezy life in paradise? Well, Norm Schriever did just that.

Frustrated and unfulfilled with his comfortable existence in the States, successful businessman Norm Schriever knows there is something more he is supposed to do with his life. So, he quits his job, sells and donates all of his possessions, and moves down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, with nothing but a laptop and a surfboard, vowing to chase his long-forgotten dream of being a writer.

But Norm soon finds that paradise has its dark side, and the perfect life in a little seaside town isn’t always as easy as it seems. Whether it’s adapting to the local customs and the language barrier, dodging lawless drug traffickers and corrupt cops, or spending “quality time” in a Third World prison, Norm always keeps his sense of humor and forges ahead, intent on finding the paradise he has been looking for.

Dating Tips: Order the Man of Your Dreams, a Tasty Recipe to Find Love

Self-Help > Relationships > Love & Romance
Author: Olivia Engelstein
Dating Tips: Order the Man of Your Dreams, a Tasty Recipe to Find Love (Dating Advice Collection)

Have you gone through thousands of dates, met a ton of different guys, and invested countless hours and untold energy in relationships to find that you are still alone?

Now, love coach Olivia Engelstein has created a perfect plan to find your perfect man. Order the Man of Your Dreams: A Tasty Recipe to Find Love is an inspirational, spiritual, and practical book for finding love that also starts conveniently close to home: right within yourself! Also available are two supplemental Practical Guides, “Your True Self” and “In Love” (the latest to be published in the coming months), which provide applications to the theories in this book.

Throughout this series, the author draws from her years of professional and personal experience to give you the inroad to your inner self that results in a meaningful, lasting romantic connection.

Wishbone

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Brooklyn Hudson
WISHBONE (...Be Careful What You WISH For)

A Manhattan power couple survive a tragedy and attempt a fresh start only to be plagued by unexplained and disastrous occurrences…be careful what you wish for.

At the age of nine, growing up in the French countryside, Julien Grenier witnessed the brutal murder of his grandfather. Now, at forty-five, he continues to be plagued by horrific nightmares and reenactments of that tragic event.

Living a successful though austere lifestyle on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Julien has recreated himself, building emotional walls that even his young wife cannot penetrate.

Tucker’s Way

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: David Johnson
Tucker's Way

Tucker’s childhood was steeped in abuse and poverty, therefore she trusts no one and lives as isolated a life as she can. But Tucker needs help or she risks losing her grandchildren she is raising.

Into Tucker’s private life steps Ella, whose childhood was a life of privilege but her marriage was a private life of abuse. As Tucker’s new neighbor, Ella’s openness about her life crashes headlong into Tucker’s closed-door attitude and Tucker is forced to rethink her view of the world.

It is Tucker’s four-year-old, mute granddaughter, April, that becomes the fulcrum that pries open the vault door on Tucker’s heart and allows Ella to step inside.

Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order

Contemporary Fiction > Thrillers
Author: Brad Thor
Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order

The free e-story prelude to Hidden Order, Brad Thor’s next pulse-pounding Scot Harvath thriller.

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