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USA Today bestselling author Rose Gordon tops today’s Buffet with Her Sudden Groom, a humorous Regency romance.

roseRose has written more than a dozen historical romances, and her stories aren’t your typical cookie-cutter Regencies. Her heroines have brains, backbones, and are undeniably flawed (as are her heroes). But as flawed as they are, Rose’s heroines are ladies she’d want to be her sisters, and her heroes are men she’d want to fall in love with. They might do a jerkish thing every now and then, but as a whole they’re not afraid to fight their feelings for the heroine.

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Her Sudden Groom

Historical Romance > Regency > Romantic Comedy
Author: Rose Gordon
Her Sudden Groom (Groom Series, BOOK 1)

The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife. Being the logical scientist he is, Alex decides to take his friend’s advice and treat his quest for a bride just like a science experiment…

Caroline Sinclair is still trying to scrape her jaw off the floor after hearing her cousin, Lady Olivia’s, latest announcement when the object of their conversation, Alex Banks, Olivia’s intended, arrives for what Caroline assumes is a bout of drawing room chitchat with his betrothed. But when an experiment is mentioned, Caroline, who cannot resist a science experiment any more than she can deny her lungs air, volunteers to help before she even knows what his latest experiment is.

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Torn

Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Christine Hughes
Torn

With the sudden, mysterious death of her father, Samantha discovers her life isn’t what it seems. Not only isn’t she the normal teenage girl she thought she was, Sam must now take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels, the Faithful and the Exiled, in a race to save humanity.

In addition to dealing with a devastating betrayal—and having feelings for someone she’s forbidden to love—Sam must also fight the growing darkness within her as she struggles to make a choice between fighting alongside the Faithful or succumbing to the temptation of the Exiled. Both sides require sacrifices Sam isn’t sure she can make.

Deception: Missing, Presumed Dead

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Christian Fiction
Author: Barbara Warren
Deception: Missing, Presumed Dead | A Thriller Suspense, Women Sleuth, Murder Mystery (Christian Fiction › Suspense)

Their parents paid the ransom – the kidnappers released one child. Haunted by her sister’s desperate cries, Tess Howard spent twenty-four years searching for Rhona.

Reunited at last, the sisters unearth a mystery that could cost them their lives …and the life of the one man who knows their dark secret.

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Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners

Literature & Fiction > Etiquette
Author: Josephine Ross, Henrietta Webb
Regular Price $11.99, Today $2.99
Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners

A light-hearted, insightful handbook written as if intended for Jane Austen’s original Regency Era readers, and illustrated throughout with beautiful watercolors.

When Anna, Jane Austen’s young niece, sent her a novel for “literary comment,” Jane loved everything about it, except its utter disregard for the manners of the day. The resulting and tender correspondence between the two serves as the foundation for this instructional book. Etiquette and social behavior of the early 1800s come to life in lovely chapters teaching one on how to pay and return formal “calls,” how to properly refuse a proposal of marriage, who should lead off the dancing at a country-house ball, and what to wear for a morning walk.

Jane Austen used these daily customs and niceties to brilliantly illuminate the cloistered world of high society women in her timeless novels. Now with this delightful handbook of correct social behavior, readers will learn just why Mrs. Bennet of Pride and Prejudice couldn’t call alone on her new, rich, bachelor neighbor and had to force the reluctant Mr. Bennet to do so…even as he uttered “Tis an etiquette I despise.”

Irresistible to anyone wishing to go back in time to the atmosphere of their favorite Austen novels.

The Laws of Gravity

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: Liz Rosenberg
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
The Laws of Gravity

Two families, bound by blood. One decision holds the key to survival.

Nicole, red-haired and beautiful, discovers that her life is in danger. She turns to her cousin and childhood best friend Ari for the cord blood he’s been banking for his own children. His decision brings them before the scales of justice. Solomon Richter, a state Supreme Court judge on the brink of mandatory retirement, finds himself embroiled in a legal battle unlike any other. A case that calls into question the very things we live for: family, loyalty, friendship and love.

It’s Nicole’s last chance, Ari’s last stand, and the judge’s last case.

A novel of heartbreaking honesty, humor and depth; an unforgettable story of justice and love: The Laws of Gravity heralds award-winning Liz Rosenberg as a new storytelling sensation.

Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-1949

History > World > Jewish > Holocaust
Author: William L. Shirer
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-1949

A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while in Europe during the 1930s. It was in 1940, still a virtual unknown, that Shirer wondered whether his reminiscences of the collapse of the world around Nazi Germany could be of any interest or value as a book.

Shirer’s Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, first appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success. But how did Shirer get such a valuable firsthand account? He had anonymous sources willing to speak with him, provided their identity remained protected and disguised so as to avoid retaliation from the Gestapo. Shirer recorded his and others’ eyewitness views to the horror that Hitler was inflicting on his people in his effort to conquer Europe. Shirer continued his job as a foreign correspondent and radio reporter for CBS until Nazi press censors made it virtually impossible for him to do his job with any real accuracy. He left Europe, taking with him the invaluable, unforgettable (and horrific) contents of his Berlin Diary.

Berlin Diary brings the reader as close as any reporter has ever been to Hitler and the rise of the Third Reich. Shirer’s honest, lucid and passionate reporting of the brutality with which Hitler came to power and the immediate reactions of those who witnessed these events is for all time.

The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense

Thrillers > Suspense
Author: Jeffrey Small
Regular Price $15.95, Today $1.99
The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense

A murder at the Taj Mahal. A kidnapping in a sacred city. A desperate chase through a cliffside monastery. All in the pursuit of a legend that could link the world’s great religious faiths.

In 1887, a Russian journalist made an explosive discovery in a remote Himalayan monastery only to be condemned and silenced for the heresy he proposed. His discovery vanished shortly thereafter.

Now, graduate student Grant Matthews journeys to the Himalayas in search of this ancient mystery. But Matthews couldn’t have anticipated the conspiracy of zealots who would go to any lengths to prevent him from bringing this secret public. Soon he is in a race to expose a truth that will change the world’s understanding of religion. A truth that his university colleagues believe is mere myth. A truth that will change his life forever—if he survives.

My Sister the Vampire #1: Switched

Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Humor
Author: Sienna Mercer
Regular Price $6.99, Today $1.99
My Sister the Vampire #1: Switched

When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she’s excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia’s opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they’re identical—identical twins!

Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren’t exactly the same. Ivy’s a vampire. And she’s not the only one in town.

Z 2134

Science Fiction > Dystopian > Horror
Author: Sean Platt, David W. Wright
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Z 2134

z 2134 is a thrilling new zombie serial in the spirit of 1984, The Walking Dead, and The Hunger Games, from the writers of the post-apocalyptic smash hit serial, Yesterday’s Gone. 

It is the year 2134 in a dystopian America, following a series of zombie plagues which infected and decimated much of the world’s population starting 100 years ago.

Those left, formed six walled Cities throughout the continent, all under the rule of a totalitarian government which enforces strict control over its populace.

You must obey your government.
You must be a good citizen.
You must be a productive citizen.
You must not break the law. Or The City Watch will find you and arrest you.

Jonah Lovecraft, a former Watcher, was arrested for the murder of his wife. And like most criminals, he has one chance at freedom — to participate in The Darwin Games, a televised survival show which pits two players from each city against one another in The Barrens, the uninhabited areas outside the City Walls.

He’ll also have to face another enemy — the zombies which still roam The Barrens.As he fights for his freedom against impossible odds, his daughter, Anastasia, stumbles into people who have information about her father — information which will change her life forever.

But it will also put her in the crosshairs of her father’s enemies.

Dear Crossing (The Ray Schiller Series)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Marjorie Doering
Dear Crossing (The Ray Schiller Series)

A peaceful, lakeside summer home… A gruesome murder… Valerie Davis, wife of Paul Davis, a prominent Minneapolis executive, is dead. Very dead.

Personal demons in tow, Ray Schiller of the Widmer P.D. follows the evidence to the Twin Cities, joining forces with Minneapolis homicide detective Dick Waverly. They discover many are suspect, few are innocent. The widower has good reason to keep his personal life private, and he isn’t the only one–not by a long shot.

“Sweet nothings” become weapons in a war of words as intimates turn on one another. The case is turned on its head as ambition, love and hate result in lethal consequences.

When an unthinkable incident makes Ray the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation in the midst of the case, his personal and professional life are in the balance. He soon learns the devil is in the details, and the details aren’t what anyone expected.

Troubled Sea

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Jinx Schwartz
Troubled Sea

Hetta and Jenks Jenkins live a life many only dream of aboard their 42-foot boat in Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez. But their chosen sea has a serpent: Mexico’s out-of-control drug trade.

After witnessing a drug-deal gone wrong, they set off a deadly chain of events that lands them in a sea of intrigue involving a best friend, the Mexican Federal Police, the DEA, US Coast Guard, the INS, and a nasty drug cartel.

How to Read Music: Beginner Fundamentals of Music and Musical Notation

Music > Theory, Composition & Performance > Instruction & Study
Author: Erich Andreas
How to Read Music: Beginner Fundamentals of Music and How to Read Musical Notation

Have you ever wanted to quickly learn how to read music? Today you will begin to read How to Read Music.  This book will have you on your way to reading all types of music for guitar and piano.

Written by the #1 Amazon.com Bestselling author Erich Andreas, whose easy-to-understand teaching style has been known to get beginners on their way to mastering music reading.

Inside the Book You Will Discover:

– Everything to Reading Music
– Musical Notation
– Physics to Sound
– Music theory for Beginners
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The Guide to a Smart Divorce

Family Relationships > Divorce
Author: Kurt Groesser, Jan Parsons
The Guide to a Smart Divorce (2012) - Experts' advice for surviving divorce

Divorce is difficult — but it doesn’t have to be devastating

Been There, Done That! The Divorce Team has been providing comprehensive divorce related services to clients for years. With decades of collective experience between us, this book will offer you guidance from your most pressing legal problems to the emotional needs of your children.

Let our financial analyst help you re-establish a workable budget. Let our mortgage banker and realtor help you determine whether or not to sell your house. Perhaps you need help filling out all the legal paperwork, dividing assets or working out parenting plans. Maybe you just want to learn more about rebuilding your life when your relationship ends.

We can help you with this and much more. Let this “full service guide to divorce” provide you with all the information you know you wanted or perhaps didn’t know you needed for successfully getting through the divorce process.

Back to War

Genre Fiction > War
Author: C. G. Cooper
Back to War (The Corps Justice Military Fiction Series)

In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America’s unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of his deceased father’s company, Stokes Security International (S.S.I.), to track down his enemy and penetrate the world of his enemy.

He must seek his own brand of justice…  Corps Justice.

When America’s laws aren’t enough…

…it’s time for Corps Justice.

The Warrior’s Wife

Historical Romance > Medieval
Author: Denise Domning
The Warrior's Wife (The Warrior Series, Book 1)

What if Romeo and Juliet had succeeded?

Two warring families, one widow who has forgotten her family’s hatred, one powerful knight determined to reclaim his family’s castle and a wife to rule it beside him. No one will stop him not her father, his king or the lady herself.

Push

Teen & Young Adult > Action & Adventure
Author: D.P. Davidson, Sadie Talbot
Push

Kale Carson was barely fourteen when her mother married a self important man. He came from nowhere, the man she and her brother called the General, and took them away from everything they’d ever known. When their mother retreated within herself, the General filled their heads with fearful plans for the future.

Then Kale found a friend, someone she could confide in, and she felt she had a chance at a normal existence. Off on an adventure, it should have been the time of her life– but betrayal and heartbreak waited around the corner.

Trying to pick up the pieces, she forges on alone but the General’s plans include her and he’s decided it’s time to reclaim her.

Domestic Entanglements

Romantic Comedy
Author: Karen Laven
Domestic Entanglements

Blade Dafner is a hunk of a man, but a married one. Dali Wright is a career woman, looking for a way to pay for Graduate School.

Meanwhile, Blade and his wife are planning to hire a surrogate to carry the child Blade so desperately wants but his wife, Daisy, doesn’t want to ruin her surgically enhanced figure for.

When Blade and Dali meet by chance, it’s electrifying. Little do they realize in this first encounter how entwined their lives will soon become… all by chance.

A joyfully funny and enjoyable journey ensues between Blade, Dali, and Daisy, Dr. Dirk Dynk (Daisy’s gynecologist), and the ancient butler, Buford.

The Panoramic Seer: Bringing the Prophetic into the Healing Anointing

Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: James Maloney, Mark Chironna
The Panoramic Seer: Bringing the Prophetic into the Healing Anointing

 
Developing your spiritual eye and walking hand in hand with the supernaturally prophetic.

“Somehow, I was instantly in Heaven; I knew the room I was standing in was directly adjacent to the throne room of the Father,” writes author James Maloney. From this exciting experience, shared in the first chapter, to the thrilling conclusion, The Panoramic Seer reveals realms and realities that most Christians don’t even know exist.

Panorama is the seer’s prophetic gifting that releases the miraculous. It is tied into five key elements: inheritance, humility, compassion, righteousness, and faith. These keys and much more are presented to you in a spiritually sensitive way—straight from the throne room of God.

You will hear the applause of Heaven when you operate as a panoramic seer. The only way to cultivate that kind of relationship with Him is in the “secret place.” The Panoramic Seer takes you to that special place and offers you the powerful Kingdom secrets that have sustained the move of God from generation to generation.

Biodesign Out For A Walk

Biological Sciences > Ecology
Author: Lowell Young
Biodesign Out For A Walk

Going for a walk should be fun. So should studying biology, after all, without it we wouldn’t be alive to experience the rapture, sorrow and mystery of the universe. Biodesign Out For A Walk, is a story of how spirit-sensitive students reprogrammed a left-brained biology teacher and took him on a 24-year odyssey. Following the footsteps of John Muir, they slept on the top of Yosemite’s famous Half Dome.

They followed Loren Eiseley and John Wesley Powell to the bottom of Grand Canyon. Ed Ricketts and John Steinbeck led them into forests and tide pools of California’s beautiful Mendocino coast. Abraham Maslow challenged them to redefine science and religion. Ralph Emerson challenged them to write their own Bibles. They traced the origins of human spirituality back 100,000 years.
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