Renee Roszel has been writing for Harlequin and Silhouette since 1983 and has over 40 published novels and 8.5 million copies in print. She tops today’s Buffet with Legendary Lover, a readers’ favorite first published in paperback in 1990.

rr Renee adds quite a bit of quirky humor to her romances, and they play out like a comedic movie — not at all as you might expect.

In addition to being named Oklahoma Writer of the Year by the University of Oklahoma Short Course for Professional Writers, Renee has multiple National RITA finalist honors and several nominations for Best Short Contemporary Novel by Romantic Times magazine. Her books have been published in foreign languages in far-flung countries ranging from Poland to New Zealand, Germany to Turkey, Japan to Brazil, France, Australia and the Netherlands.

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Legendary Lover

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Renee Roszel
Legendary Lover

At sixteen, Tessa gave her virginity to Cord Redigo. She’d loved him, or thought she had, until his fury at her misguided, juvenile trick broke her heart.

For the past thirteen years, she has despised him. Now he’s walked back into her life, bent on destroying her livelihood! And he doesn’t even remember her!

All too soon Tessa realizes that deep inside she’s still that sixteen-year-old, lovesick fool. No matter how desperately she tries to hate Cord, he draws her cunningly into his arms and his bed. Tess knows that small passions die with absence, but grand passions only grow larger. To her regret, her passion for Cord is of the deepest kind. Will that tragic truth brand her as the grandest fool of all?


Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Mary Jane Hathaway
Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs (Austen Takes the South 2)

Caroline Ashley is a journalist on the rise at the Washington Post until the sudden death of her father brings her back to Thorny Hollow to care for her mentally fragile mother. The only respite from the eternal rotation of bridge club meetings and garden parties is her longtime friend, Brooks Elliott. A professor of journalism, Brooks is the voice of sanity and reason in the land of pink lemonade and triple layer coconut cakes. But when she meets a fascinating, charismatic young man on the cusp of a brand new industry, she ignores Brooks’ misgivings and throws herself into the project.

Brooks struggles to reconcile his parents’ very bitter marriage with his father’s devastating grief at the recent loss of his wife. Caroline is the only bright spot in the emotional wreckage of his family life. She’s a friend and he’s perfectly happy to keep her safely in that category. Marriage isn’t for men like Brooks and they both know it… until a handsome newcomer wins her heart. Brooks discovers Caroline is much more than a friend, and always has been, but is it too late to win her back?

Blood Money

Crime Fiction > Organized Crime
Author: Laura Rizio
Blood Money

Nick Ceratto, a young, cracker jack litigator looking for a partnership in the prestigious Philadelphia law firm of Maglio, Silvio, and Levin discovers his firm’s dark seceret for increasing it’s bottom line while preparing a medical malpractice case for trial.The partners are setting up major cases by seriously injuring and even murdering their clients to produce huge jury awards. When the firm discovers he knows, Nick’s only hope is to stay one step ahead of the hitman long enough to intentionally lose his case and expose the firm’s corruption. As his mission careens towards an explosive climax, the only question left, is whose lives will be sacrificed along the way.

FreeK Camp

Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Steve Burt
FreeK Camp (Awards: Hollywood, NY, New England, London, Paris, San Francisco, Beach Book, Moonbeam, Mom's Choice awards for teens and young adults) (FreeKs)

Free Camp, which somehow became known as FreeK Camp, is for special kids. But just how special most people will never know. Two vans are on their way to the camp in rural Maine, their passengers just starting to get acquainted. One van makes it. The other mysteriously disappears. Now each group of kids must bond together to discover and use their paranormal and psychic powers. The lives of one group literally depend on it.

Horses For Kids

Children’s Books > Animals
Author: Sabrina Johnson
Horses: Horses For Kids: A Kids Picture Book About Horses

An educational children’s book with beautiful pictures and carefully written words to help teach children about horses. The amazing pictures are certain to keep your child’s attention from the beginning to the end of the book.

Faith Through Fire: Rwanda and Me

Christian Living > Inspirational
Author: Randall Bennett
Faith Through Fire: Rwanda and Me

A classic love story set in the country of Rwanda before, during and after the 1994 Genocide.

It is a true story based on the main character’s experiences living out his beliefs and faith while pursuing the love of a young woman even as the society surrounding him crumbles. It is a compelling story that is beautifully told.

Much of the story takes place during one of the most intensive killing campaigns in the history of the world! These are real people who, because of their love for one another and understanding of who God is, act decisively and heroically, with actions that save lives. After the Genocide, they went back. At a great price they went back. After the death of his beloved wife, the main character still went back…

Burying Ben

Psychological Thrillers
Author: Ellen Kirschman
Burying Ben

Dot Meyerhoff has barely settled into her new job as a psychologist for the Kenilworth Police Department when Ben Gomez, a troubled young rookie that she tries to counsel, commits suicide without any warning and leaves a note blaming her. Overnight, her promising new start becomes a nightmare. At stake is her job, her reputation, her license to practice, and her already battered sense of self-worth. Dot resolves to find out not just what led Ben to kill himself, but why her psychologist exhusband, the man she most wants to avoid, recommended that Ben be hired in the first place. Ben’s surviving family and everyone else connected to him are determined to keep Ben’s story a secret, by any means necessary. Even Ben, from the grave, has secrets to keep.

Broken Wings

Romance > Contemporary
Author: D.G. Torrens
Broken Wings (Contemporary Romance)

Two people who have both suffered tragic losses in their young life; both of them avoiding love for completely different reasons. Joshua, a soldier in the British Army, a bomb disposal expert and the very best at what he does. Angelina, an editor for a local newspaper and writer in her spare time. Both of them focused on their careers.
Brought together unexpectedly, they fall unconditionally and irrevocably in love with one another. All is perfect in their lives until Joshua is unexpectedly posted to Afghanistan for six months. Angelina’s worst fears are finally realized. Joshua has to go, it’s his duty as a soldier, but the pull in his heart is strong and he leaves her behind with a heavy heart.

Angelina is devastated and prays for his safe return. Until one day, a few weeks into Joshua’s deployment, there is a knock on her door that changes her life forever.

What Wild Moonlight

Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Victoria Lynne
What Wild Moonlight

On a bet, Nicholas Duvall, rakehell Earl of Barrington, assumes the role of a coach driver. When he witnesses Katya Alexander picking the pocket of a fellow passenger, her beauty, skill, and audacity captivate him.

Katya is exactly what he needs to retrieve an ancient family scroll that has been stolen from him. He makes her an ungentlemanly offer: pose as his mistress and help him retrieve a priceless family scroll. In return, he would offer her his protection.

Katya has her own reasons for agreeing to the deception, reasons that she must keep hidden from Nicholas: an age-old family feud that made them mortal enemies. Caught up in the glittering intrigue of 19th century Monaco, together they embark on a mission filled with danger and intrigue.

The Broken Path

Religious Fiction > Romance
Author: Cami Checketts
The Broken Path

Injured in a debilitating accident at age six, Ethan Searle believes women eye him with a mixture of pity and disdain. He’s tried love before. He won’t again. He meets his match in a precocious two-year old who loves him despite his disability, even while her mother seems bothered by everything about Ethan.

Autumn Reader escaped her abusive marriage with her beautiful daughter and a stack of fear. She can’t make the mistake of trusting a man again. Autumn’s daughter becomes enraptured by Ethan. Despite Autumn’s best intentions, she finds herself following her daughter’s example. When her ex-husband reappears, threatening everyone she loves if she won’t submit to his demands, Autumn has to learn to trust or lose her chance at real love.

Becalmed

Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Normandie Fischer
Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel (Romance, Contemporary, Women's Fiction)

With her days chock full — designing jewelry for the shop she co-owns with her best friend, sailing her sharpie, and hanging out with girlfriends — Tadie Longworth barely notices she’s morphing into the town’s maiden aunt. When Will, a widower with a perky daughter named Jilly, limps into town in a sailboat badly in need of engine repairs, Tadie welcomes the chance to help. Her shop becomes Jilly’s haven while Will hunts boat parts, and Tadie even takes the two of them sailing. It’s the kind of thing she lives for, and it’s a welcome distraction from the fact that her ex-boyfriend Alex, aka The Jerk of Jerks, is back in town. With his northern bride. Oh, and he’s hitting on Tadie, too.

Those entanglements are more than enough, thank you very much, so it’s almost a relief when a hurricane blows into town: at least the weather can match Tadie’s mood.


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