William F. Brown is the author of six acclaimed mystery and suspense novels and four award-winning screenplays. He tops today’s Buffet with his most recent thriller, Winner Lose All, an espionage cliffhanger released in April. As one reviewer put it, the book is “a World War II-era drama with a strong list of characters, both the good guys and bad guys, and some you just can’t decide where they fall in this tale of intrigues. It’s a non-stop adventure.”

billWilliam lives in Ohio with his family. As vice president of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation, he travels widely in the U.S. and abroad. A native of Chicago, he earned a BA in History and Russian Area Studies and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army as a company commander and drug counselor. When he’s not writing, he likes to play golf (poorly, he claims), paint landscapes in oil or acrylics, and run in 5K races.

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Winner Lose All: A Spy vs Spy Thriller

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: William F. Brown

Winner Lose All: A Spy vs Spy Thriller

A historical suspense thriller set in the closing months of WWII, as one war grinds to an end in the rubble of Nazi Germany, all eyes turn to the next ‘cold’ one. The Americans, the Russians, and the British all know that the future belongs to whomever can grab the new rockets, jet fighters, long-range bombers, synthetic fuels and other ‘wonder weapons’ that Hitler unleashed upon them. Those will shape the balance of world power for decades to come. It is also the story of the torrid but impossible romance between Ed Scanlon, a brilliant, young, American OSS agent and Hanni Steiner, the gritty, street-smart leader of the communist resistance cell in Leipzig. They now find themselves on opposite ends of an international tug of war over the plans for Germany’s revolutionary Me-262 jet fighter and the scientists who designed and built it.

To succeed, they must not only outwit each other, they must stay one-step ahead of Otto Dietrich, the sadistic Gestapo Chief of Leipzig, who has plans of his own. The stakes in this military political thriller could not be higher. Once-bitter enemies are tomorrow’s allies, old friends cannot to be trusted, and lies, double-dealing, action and adventure, spy versus spy, and treachery are the norm. Driven by the uncompromising dictates of historical characters such as Josef Stalin, Lavrenti Beria, Allen Dulles, Heinrich Himmler, and Winston Churchill, it is succeed or die, and the winner will indeed lose all. Combining the best of action romance and World War II historical fiction, this fast-paced espionage spy thriller will resonate.


A Reason to Live

Crime Fiction > Murder
Author: Matthew Iden
A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Mystery #1)

In the late 1990s, a bad cop killed a good woman and D.C. Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man.

Twelve years later, the victim’s daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now.

There’s just one problem: Marty’s retired…and he’s retired because he’s battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer–and a first chance at redemption–Marty’s just found A Reason to Live.

Craft Business Power: 15 Days To A Profitable Online Craft Business

Small Business & Entrepreneurship > Home Based
Author: Cinnamon Miles, Jason G. Miles
Craft Business Power: 15 Days To A Profitable Online Craft Business

It has never been easier to start a home based business using the Internet to sell what you make. A whole generation of young families are enjoying additional income because they’ve learned to make and sell from the comfort of their home. The potential is real and the impact on household budgets can be life changing.

But according to an April 2011 article in Inc. magazine, the average Etsy seller makes just $785 a year. You can do much much better.

The founders of Liberty Jane Clothing share their journey to a profitable six figure craft business. They started with a $39 sale on eBay in 2008 and today they lead a dynamic team and have a thriving online business. If you’re ready for a realistic 15 day plan for launching a profitable craft business that is easy to follow, filled with practical advice, and proven to work, this book is for you.

Progressive Dinner Deadly

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Elizabeth Spann Craig
Progressive Dinner Deadly (A Myrtle Clover Mystery)

Retired octogenarian schoolteacher Myrtle Clover is fit to be tied when her book club votes to change to a supper club. Who wants chips and dip when they can have Dickens and Twain?

The first supper club is a progressive dinner…where Myrtle loses interest during the hors d’oeuvres. But when a body is discovered during the main course, the evening quickly gets interesting. Myrtle pits her sleuthing skills against her police chief son’s to find the killer….if the killer doesn’t find her first.

A Moment In Time

Romance > Time Travel
Author: Deb Stover
A Moment In Time

Present-day hairdresser Jackie Clarke is either having a very bad hair day, or an erotic dream come true when she falls into the arms of a miner with a heart of gold in 1891 Colorado…

The Warrior

Drama > Religious & Liturgical
Author: Joyce Swann
The Warrior

Early one morning, Elizabeth Anderson awakens from a vivid nightmare in which she sees a young man of about twenty years old dying after a terrible motorcycle accident. “Don’t die if you don’t know Jesus,” she calls out to him just before she awakens.

As Elizabeth ponders her dream, she becomes convinced that the young man in her dream is a real person. Naming him “Timothy” she begins a 10 year prayer vigil for a man she has never met. As the years go by, those prayers change not only his life, but the lives of her own family members as well.

The Whiskey Tide

Romantic Suspense > Historical
Author: M. Ruth Myers
The Whiskey Tide

At the height of Prohibition, three sisters in a proper Massachusetts family begin smuggling whiskey from Canada in a desperate bid to keep their newly widowed mother and invalid brother in the family home. The novice rum-runners use the only vessel available to them, the family pleasure schooner.

Kate, the bookworm, hatches the plan, sacrificing her last year at Wellesley to make every grueling and dangerous trip. Rosalie risks her engagement to a clergyman to help on the home front – and tends Kate’s gunshot wound from rum-pirates. Aggie, a dazzling flapper hungry for adventure, uses the undertaking to catch the eye of a man she doesn’t realize is a vicious killer.

Kate’s courage in the face of storms, crooks on both sides of the law, and the treacherous tides of the Bay of Fundy changes her view of the world. It also changes the lives of those around her.

Murder at the Holiday Flotilla

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY FLOTILLA (Magnolia Mystery Series)

Why can’t the Wilkes sisters enjoy a quiet, joyful Christmas season like everyone else? Why do their best laid plans get derailed by murder and mayhem?

All Ashley wants is to celebrate a joyful Christmas with Jon and their precious babies. Melanie is about to be inaugurated as the president of the North Carolina Association of Realtors. Her plans include entertaining the state’s social elite at her lavishly restored hunting lodge. How could she foresee that a wealthy developer would take a header down her stairs? It looks like an accident, but is it?

Then as Melanie is showing off her latest listing, a fabulous six-million-dollar waterfront property, who does she find in the four-poster bed but a highly controversial state senator, dead by mysterious means.

Murder’s Last Resort

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Marta Chausée
Murder's Last Resort (A Maya French Mystery)

Set in the go-go 80s on a swank Florida hotel property, Murder’s Last Resort amateur detective Maya French is challenged to find and stop a sophisticated murderer who has infiltrated and is disrupting the Sapphire Hotels and Resorts Awards Conference.

Gluten-Free Made Easy As 1,2,3

Special Diet > Healthy
Author: Angela McKeller
Gluten-Free Made Easy As 1,2,3: Essentials For Living A Gluten-Free Life

Contains mouth-watering, delicious recipes, tips and tricks for living gluten-free and how to finally have the comfort foods you’re missing – without eating gluten.

With an alarming rise in Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, you’re probably feeling helpless in a world you don’t understand. From shame, confusion, aggravation or even a sense of loss – giving up the foods you love is never easy.

That’s why Angela McKeller has written the only book that helps you work through these negative emotions without sacrificing quality. You’ll learn how to gain control of your lifestyle, improve your health and wellbeing and finally stop worrying about what you’re eating – with this comprehensive “road map”.

This book is a unique, survival guide that will help you navigate the gluten-free path from A to Z.

Hidden in Paris: The Cookbook

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > French
Author: Corine Gantz, Corine Gantz
Hidden in Paris -- The Cookbook

A playful cookbook filled with step-by-step recipes of the kinds of meals French people really prepare and eat at home.

Originally created for the readers of the novel Hidden in Paris, this cookbook features twenty delicious dishes described in the novel, mouth-watering photography of food (and of Paris) excerpts from the novel, and funny stories.

The recipes in the cookbook are mostly traditional French comfort food, easy to prepare and easy to love. The cookbook is intended as an ideal download before a trip to France, especially for those whose idea of the French experience includes shopping at markets and preparing local dishes.

Favorite Fish and Seafood Recipes from the Coast of Maine

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Seafood
Author: Gloria Daniels
Favorite Fish and Seafood Recipes from the Coast of Maine (A Regional Cookbook)

If you’ve never cooked seafood or would like to know more about seafood basics, there is a huge section on buying, storing, and how to prepare all types of seafood including deep frying, pan roasting, and of course several ways of preparing Maine lobster. Seafood chowders, batters and seafood stuffings, and Maine lobster recipes are all included in this seafood cookbook. If you’ve visited Maine and would like to easily recreate some of these fantastic meals, you’ll love this seafood recipes cookbook.

Impress friends and family with your knowledge and seafood cooking techniques.
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