How did a Yankee girl who used to be a 1775-era minuteman in a Boston re-enactment group end up in England, of all places? Well, in 1994, bestselling author Danelle Harmon met a wonderful man over the Internet. He was handsome, intelligent — all that a romantic hero should be, but there was one little catch — he was English, and lived 3,000 miles away!

danelleLove always wins in the end, though, and following a romantic courtship in which their gilded coaches bore the names “British Airways” and “Virgin Atlantic,” the good doctor from England asked Danelle to marry him.

So she moved to England, and in March of 1995, they were married. For over two years they lived in a lovely, picturesque town by the River Thames, just south of Oxford — the ancient and beautiful “City of Dreaming Spires,” along with their cat Gemma. Now they’re back in the U.S., living in the equally picturesque and historic seaport town of Newburyport, Massachusetts, in an 18th century house, with Roscoe, Gemma, and Poppy — a lovely German Shorthaired Pointer who is the newest addition to the family.

A lot of her friends thought she was reckless and crazy, but she’s never regretted her decision. Sometimes you have to risk all for love, and Danelle asks no less of the heroines of her books.

Danelle tops today’s Buffet with The Wild One, her historical romance that was originally published as an Avon paperback in 1997, and a Kindle No. 1 bestseller upon its re-release last year.

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The Wild One

Historical Romance
Author: Danelle Harmon
The Wild One (The De Montforte Brothers)

England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his brother the duke’s refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name.

But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty, risking his life itself to give her and her daughter a home — and a love that will last a lifetime.


Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Romantic Comedy > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret … she used to be a Demon Hunter for a secret arm of the Vatican. Now retired, she’s more interested in the domestic than the demonic. So when she catches sight of a demon in Wal-Mart, she tells herself it’s some other Hunter’s problem. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option.

Now Kate has to kick a little demon butt, figure out why the creatures are trying to take her out and take over her home town, and at the same time take care of her 2 year old, deal with a hormonal 14 year old, get the family to Catholic mass on time, and try to keep her past a secret from her daughter and her husband.

She’s a little out of practice, but hey … if she can juggle two kids and an impromptu dinner party, ridding the town of demons should be a piece of cake. Like the saying goes, Carpe Demon … and Kate intends to do just that.

Promise

Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
Author: Kristie Cook
Promise (Soul Savers 1)

Alexis Ames has a life full of promise…but not all promises can be kept.

When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can’t be real, she decides it’s time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family’s secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her façade of normalcy…until she discovers he’s not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel.

Their union brings hope and promise to her family’s secret society, the Angels’ army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy – Satan’s minions and Tristan’s creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.

Trouble in Mudbug

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Jana DeLeon
Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Mystery/Romance Series)

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana.

Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit.

DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

Betrayed: Days of the Rogue

Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
Author: Nicky Charles
Betrayed: Days of the Rogue

His mate killed in a horrific explosion, ex-Enforcer Damien Masterson now lives as a rogue werewolf. Grief stricken and filled with rage, what depths will he sink to in his search for revenge? And who will be caught in the crossfire? Will it be Eve, a Fae just entering the Awakening stage? Or Rafe McRae, part empath and part wolf? It’s been said that a rogue Enforcer is too dangerous to be allowed to roam. A suspense driven story of love, betrayal and revenge, this latest addition to the Law of the Lycans series is the sequel to Bonded.

Off Sides

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Off Sides

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days…

Cross My Heart

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Abigail Strom
Cross My Heart (A Contemporary Romance Novel)

The last thing Jenna Landry wants is to fall in love. The former rock musician is getting ready to start a new job and a new life in L.A., and she’s only back in her hometown for the summer. Nothing could tempt her to stay any longer than that…not even the sexy doctor next door.

Michael Stone has a reputation for being as cold as ice. So what is it about his free-spirited neighbor that sets him on fire? The strait-laced M.D. has his hands full with his career and his teenage daughter, and even if he were looking for a relationship, he knows Jenna is all wrong for him. So why does being with her feel so right?

The Hit – Free Preview (first 8 chapters)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: David Baldacci
The Hit - Free Preview (first 8 chapters)

Will Robie is a master of killing.

A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst-enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.

No one else can match Robie’s talents as a hitman…no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she’s gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.

To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him.

But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.

Kill Alex Cross – Free Preview: The First 27 Chapters

Thrillers > Espionage
Author: James Patterson
Kill Alex Cross - Free Preview: The First 27 Chapters

Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school – an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want Cross too close.

A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge.

With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. Even the highest security clearance doesn’t get him any closer to the kidnapper – and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes.

Little Piano Book: 60-Lesson Song and Beginner Guide

Music > Instruction & Study
Author: Damon Ferrante
Little Piano Book: Fun, Step-By-Step, Easy-To-Follow, 60-Lesson Song and Beginner Piano Guide to Get You Started (Book & Videos)

A book and video course that follows a step-by-step lesson format for learning how to play the piano. It is designed for beginners (from children to grown-ups) and no music experience is necessary to use the book. Each lesson builds on the previous one in a fun, clear, and easy-to-understand manner. There are 60 lessons in the book. You learn how to play the piano and read music through famous songs and pieces. It is designed to work very well in Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Smart Phone, Tablets, and eBook platforms.

At the end of the book, you will be able to play the following songs and pieces in easy-piano arrangements: “Jingle Bells”, “Scarborough Fair”, “Ode to Joy”, “Amazing Grace”, “When the Saints Go Marching In”, ‘Yankee Doodle’, “Simple Gifts”, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, ‘Michael, Row the Boat Ashore”, “Beethoven 5th Symphony Theme”, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, “Love Somebody”, “Kum-Bah-Yah”, and many more songs.

There are 10 Free, Streaming Video Lessons that coincide with the material presented in The Little Piano Book.

The Italian’s Inexperienced Mistress

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Lynne Graham
The Italian's Inexperienced Mistress (Harlequin Presents)

Angelo Riccardi didn’t do love. Because he’d been denied it a long time ago….

When Angelo sought revenge Gwenna Hamilton added another, delicious dimension. Innocent and pretty, she had no chance when the Italian tycoon offered her the devil’s bargain: pay for her father’s freedom with her body.

In her naiveté, Gwenna thought that Angelo would tire of her and her innocence very quickly. But he had more in mind than just one night…

Bait

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Annie Nicholas
BAIT (Angler book 1) (The Angler 1)

Live bait makes all the difference.

Sent on a mission to lure Budapest’s vampire Overlord into a trap, Connie Bence is instead caught red-handed by the dark Casanova. Her employer has concrete proof of the dubious leader’s misdeeds but she is surprised when this ruthless killer, Rurik, offers her protection and rescues her from his own kind. It plants seeds of doubt in her mind and she begins to question his guilt.

Now she is thrown into his world where blackmail determines her every move and where she must betray those she cares about or let them die. The stakes are high. She either puts her trust in Rurik or leads him to his execution. Love or life.

Dominatus

Genre Fiction > Political > Action & Adventure
Author: D.W. Ulsterman
DOMINATUS

The United States is no more…and hidden away within the isolated wilderness of Alaska’s interior resides the tiny community of Dominatus. There lives a small but diverse group of people seeking out simple lives of personal liberty and freedom, but who now face termination under the oppressive and deadly regime of the New United Nations. They will fight and if need be, die for an America that once was. An America before being swallowed up by the monster of tyrannical global governance. An America before the mandates. An America before the government drone killings. An America before the New United Nations…

 

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