New York Times bestselling author Kasey Michaels tops today’s Buffet with her classic contemporary romance Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You. The book “aims for the heart and never misses,” said author Nora Roberts.

kaseyKasey has 110 books to her name, and is a recipient of the RITA, a Waldenbooks and Bookrak Bestseller award, and many awards from Romantic Times magazine, including a Career Achievement award for her Regency-era historical romances.

When she was asked what compels her to write fiction, Kasey said, “just plain living. The beauty of writing novels is that nobody says you can’t, that you don’t have the training, the education, credentials of any kind. You don’t have to pass a test in order to write a book. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone except yourself, you have to please yourself, and when you please yourself, others will be pleased. It’s you and that blank page, and the dreams that live in your head. So everything influences me, and everything inspires me … from a great work of art, to a commercial for fast food hamburgers. I look around, and there it all is… ”

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Contemporary Romance
Author: Kasey Michaels
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (A Contemporary Romance) (D&S Security Series)

Shelby Taite, restless and bored with her high society life, decides to go on an adventure and see how the other half lives. She hops a bus (dragging no less than five suitcases) and ends up in her chauffeur’s hometown of East Wapaneken. Quinn Delaney (ex-cop turned bodyguard) is sent to watch over and protect Shelby, but not interfere with her great adventure. What ensues is a laugh-a-minute good time.

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The Complete Allergy-Free Comfort Foods Cookbook: Every Recipe Is Free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Nuts, and Eggs

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Gluten-Free
Author: Elizabeth Gordon

Regular Price: $24.95, Today $3.99
The Complete Allergy-Free Comfort Foods Cookbook: Every Recipe Is Free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Nuts, and Eggs

The definitive reference for recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, and eggs.

Since her own allergy diagnosis and the creation of her baking business, people consistently turn up their noses and ask Elizabeth Gordon: “Well then, what do you eat?” People newly diagnosed with food allergies often ask themselves the same thing. And the foods they miss most? Their childhood favorites. The Complete Allergy-Free Comfort Foods Cookbook outlines entrees, sides, and desserts that hark back to simpler times.

This book brings such time-honored foods and flavors back into the lives of those with the most common food allergies and sensitivities–those with celiac disease or lactose and/or soy intolerance, and those following a gluten-free or casein-free diet, as well as those allergic to eggs and/or nuts. Its more than 100 delicious recipes are easy enough to make any night of the week. They include: Banana Bread, Buffalo Wings, Chicken Soft Tacos, Shredded Pork Sandwiches, Risotto Primavera, Pizza, Rosemary Smashed Potatoes, Twinkies, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The Keepers of the House

Literary Fiction > Classics
Author: Shirley Ann Grau
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The Keepers of the House

The Pulitzer Prize–winning classic about the racial prejudice and long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy a distinguished Southern family.
 
The Howland dynasty began after the War of 1812, when a young Tennessee solider fighting for Andrew Jackson settled in Alabama. Over the next century, the Howlands accumulated a fortune, fought for Secession, helped rebuild the South, and established themselves as one of the most respected families in the state. But that history means little to Abigail Howland. Though she inherited the Howland manse, her fortunes reverse when her family’s mixed-race heritage comes to light and her community—locked in the prejudices of the 1960s—turns its back on her. Faced with such deep-seated prejudice, Abigail is pushed to defend her family at all costs.

An unforgettable story of family, tradition, and racial injustice set against a richly drawn backdrop of the American South. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke: History Lesson, Volume I

Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Regular Price $8.99, today $1.99
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke: History Lesson, Volume I (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories)

In the title story of this collection, Earth has entered its final ice age—precipitated by the cooling of the sun. In this forbidding climate, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels toward the equator ahead of glaciers moving down from the North Pole, carrying with them a handful of relics from the 21st century—and racing against the ice to preserve them from annihilation.

This collection is a showcase of groundbreaking stories that wrestle with the moral, psychological, and ethical implications of scientific advancement—written by one of the foremost science fiction authors of our time.

Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the “Big Three.” Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke’s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.

Thinking of You

Romantic Comedy
Regular Price $14.00, Today $1.99
Author: Jill Mansell
Thinking of You

Are you in the midst of one of those “exciting” phases of life, like the eerily quiet empty nest…or the new job with the distractingly attractive, off-limits boss…or a wacky new roommate who isn’t at all as advertised? What about all of those at once…

Is your life full of surprises? No? Well, what if it could be?

You may begin to think you’re living someone else’s reality. And maybe, that’s not a bad thing…

International bestselling author Jill Mansell spins a poignant and funny story of mothers, daughters, friends, and lovers…and what happens when everything takes a turn for the unexpected.

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

Christian Living > Inspirational
Author: Max Lucado
Regular Price: $9.99, Today $2.99
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.

They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?

Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less.

Can you imagine your life without fear?

Weber’s New Real Grilling: The Ultimate Cookbook for Every Backyard Griller

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Barbecuing & Grilling
Author: Jamie Purviance
Regular Price $14.95, Today $2.99
Weber's New Real Grilling: The Ultimate Cookbook for Every Backyard Griller

Get ready to get inspired! Gather around the grill with Weber—the world’s leading authority in grilling—and New York Times best-selling author Jamie Purviance for an exploration of food and flavors with 200+ all-new recipes, retro grilling recipes, and how-tos on stir-frying, smoking, using a pizza stone, and more. Packed with plenty of tips, tricks, and insight to take your grilling skills to a new level,Weber’s New Real Grilling™ is sure to become your ultimate grill-side companion and ignite your fire all over again.

Weber’s New Real Grilling™ includes:

  • 200+ all-new, triple-tested recipes, each with a full-color photo, for delicious dishes, including starters, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, seafood, vegetables and sides, and desserts—plus great recipes for rubs, marinades, brines, and sauces
  • Essential grilling advice on knife skills, techniques, tools, cleaning, safety, stocking the griller’s pantry, and more
  • Advanced tool tips on how to use a rotisserie, a griddle, a wok, and a pizza stone, plus braising and smoking—all on the grill!
  • Recipe Remix: Then and Now with classics pulled from Weber’s grilling archives, updated for today’s modern palates
  • Step-by-step grill skills on perfecting barbecue favorites such as: steak, burgers, ribs, pork chops, whole chicken, and fish fillets
  • Top Ten Grilling Dos and Don’ts

On Gold Mountain

Author: Lisa See
Biographies & Memoirs > Journalists
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On Gold Mountain

When she was a girl, Lisa See spent summers in the cool, dark recesses of her family’s antiques store in Los Angeles Chinatown. There, her grandmother and great-aunt told her intriguing, colorful stories about their family’s past–stories of missionaries, concubines, long wars, glamorous nightclubs, and the determined struggle to triumph over racist laws and discrimination. They spoke of how Lisa’s great-great-grandfather emigrated from his Chinese village to the United States to work on the building of the transcontinental railroad as an herbalist; how his son followed him, married a Caucasian woman, and despite great odds, went on to become one of the most prominent Chinese on “Gold Mountain” (the Chinese name for the United States).

As an adult, See spent five years collecting the details of her family’s remarkable history. She interviewed nearly one hundred relatives–both Chinese and Caucasian, rich and poor–and pored over documents at the National Archives and several historical societies, searching in countless attics, basements, and closets for the intimate nuances of her ancestors’ lives. The result is a vivid, sweeping family portrait in the tradition of Alex Haley’s Roots that is at once particular and universal, telling the story not only of one family, but of the Chinese people in America itself, a country that both welcomes and reviles immigrants like no other culture in the world.

Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks

Biographies & Memoirs > Adventurers & Explorers
Author: Andrea Lankford
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Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks

For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes.

Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it.

In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.

A Beautiful Fall

Christian Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
Author: Chris Coppernoll
A Beautiful Fall: A Novel

High-powered Boston attorney Emma Madison is celebrating her latest courtroom victory when she gets a call from a number she doesn’t recognize. Area code 803—home.

Home is Juneberry, South Carolina—eight hundred miles, twelve years, and a lifetime away from Boston—and Emma’s father has had a serious heart attack. Emma rushes to his bedside, and a weekend trip threatens to become an extended stay. She has to work fast to arrange the affairs of his small-town law practice so she can return to her life and career in Boston.

And then Michael Evans shows up. They’d shared hopes, dreams, and a passionate love as young college students during a long-ago summer. But Emma walked away—from Michael and from Juneberry—to finish college and start a new life. Michael has never forgotten her.

Enveloped in the warmth of family and small-town life—and discovering that she still cares for Michael—Emma knows she’ll have to make a choice between the career she’s worked so hard to build and the love she left behind.


Shameless

Romance > Military > Suspense
Author: Jennifer Blake
Shameless (The Contemporary Collection)

Whispers, lurid gossip, rampant suspicion — Camilla and Reid give their small town neighbors something to talk about…

It’s been years since Camilla saw Reid Sayers, her accepted blood enemy in a local feud going back generations. She barely recognizes the warrior who returns to their small town, an ex-military, multi-decorated hero with pain in his eyes. But the battle between them has just begun.

A takeover bid is pending for the local paper mill. Camilla swears to stop the sale, rallying the town behind her on environmental issues. Reid, as operating owner, is concerned for the workers. Added to the mix is Camilla’s almost ex-husband who wants her back — mainly because he believes a loophole in the law may make her the beneficiary of millions from the buyout.

But hate and love are close kin, and daytime combat between Reid and Camilla gives way to nighttime desire. That is, until Camilla’s estranged husband turns up dead. As the town erupts with gossip about the convenience of his passing, she and Reid are faced with a choice. They can join forces to unmask the killer — or allow the murderer to drive them apart forever.

From Chaos Born

Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Michael R. Hicks
From Chaos Born (The First Empress, Book 1) (In Her Name)

For long millennia, the Kreelan race has been ruled by war. Countless civilizations have risen amidst bloody conflict before falling back into savagery, with total annihilation averted only by the unnatural powers of the warrior priests and priestesses of the ancient orders.

And then one day a mysterious warrior from a brooding fortress deep in the Great Wastelands began her bloody rise to power. Syr-Nagath, known as the Dark Queen, began a new war of conquest, secretly planning to destroy the ancient orders and resurrect the dark ways of the apocalyptic past.

What she did not anticipate was the birth of Keel-Tath, a child unlike any other. Keel-Tath’s birth was foretold in an ancient prophecy, and was destined to wield the great powers of all the ancient orders to unite her race across the Homeworld and among the stars.

But she could only fulfill her destiny if she lived…

A Departure from the Script

Gay Romance
Author: Rochelle Hollander Schwab
A Departure from the Script

A novel of love, family, and same-sex marriage.

Sheila Katz has it all: a successful amateur theater debut, a husband who looks like Robert Redford and performs in bed like a man twenty years his junior, and two wonderful grown children. True, her son became Catholic when he married – not a Jewish mother’s dream. But Sheila is sure that any day now her daughter will announce her engagement to a wonderful Jewish boy. When the announcement comes though, there’s one small change to Sheila’s script. Jenny’s intended is a wonderful Jewish girl.

With assistance from a support group, Sheila rises to the occasion and helps Jenny plan a blowout lesbian wedding. Even as she calls caterers, Sheila is keeping the affair secret from her disapproving spouse. But another secret disturbs her far more: She has become infatuated with a striking lesbian artist. Now Sheila is dreaming of an affair of her own, one that could alter her life forever.

Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships

Relationships > Love & Romance > Christian Living
Author: Chip Ingram
Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships

God wants his children to have a lasting relationship and great sex-the results of a deep, meaningful love that is rooted in commitment. Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships, helps readers walk a path to true love that is more fulfilling than they ever imagined.
“There’s a better way to find love, stay in love, and grow in intimacy for a lifetime,” says Chip Ingram. It’s God’s way. Whether single or married, happy or searching for hope, readers will discover that by following God’s prescription, they can create a love that lasts. A love that can be enjoyed.

At Risk

Romantic Suspense > Paranormal
Author: Rebecca York
At Risk (A Decorah Security Series Novel)

 

After a series of muggings outside her New Orleans restaurant, Eugenia Beaumont hires Decorah Security to find out who’s trying to sabotage her business. Frank Decorah sends Rafe Gascon, a man with psychic powers. He and Eugenia were almost lovers as teenagers, and each thinks the other broke off the relationship. The moment they connect again, old feelings leap to life.

Then a murder at a voodoo ceremony in her restaurant makes them both suspects. Can they avoid a voodoo curse, find the real killer and admit the feelings they still have for each other?

101 Days of Christmas

Crafts & Hobbies > Seasonal
Author: Mandi Ehman
101 Days of Christmas

Drawing from the popular 101 Days of Christmas series at LifeYourWay.net, Mandi Ehman has handpicked the best recipes, crafts and projects from the archives and compiled them into one easy-to-navigate ebook. Whether you’re looking for a craft to do with your children, a new cookie recipe to share with your friends and neighbors, or a simple handmade gift to make for someone you love, this ebook includes 101 simple ideas and tutorials!

You’ll also find bonus sections with even more ways to make Christmas meaningful for your family and links to dozens of printables to help you get organized for the holidays.

Etsy Selling Success: Cash In On Your Creations

Crafts & Hobbies > Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: Elyse Reynolds
Etsy Selling Success: Cash In On Your Creations

Etsy.com is a perfect opportunity for those interested in selling crafts online, but lack technical knowledge. By spending less time on creating and maintaining a website, you can spend more time working on your craft or freeing yourself for other activities.

In this guide, Etsy Shop owner Elyse Reynolds teaches the ins and outs of making money selling selling on Etsy. You will learn how she created a full-time income selling her creations on Etsy.com. Here are some of the things you will learn:

…How To Determine If Your Craft Will Sell On Etsy
…Hottest Craft Niches On Etsy
…Setting Up Your Etsy Shop For Maximum Sales
…Photo Tips That Get The Sale
…Pricing Your Product

And much more. Find out how you can cash in on your creations with the easiest and most profitable marketplace…Etsy.com!

A Novel Idea: Story Structure Tips for the Break-Out Novelist

Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Eddie Jones
A Novel Idea: Story Structure Tips for the Break-Out Novelist (Education & Reference for Writing & Publishing Fiction)

The author is an acquisition editor of fiction for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Others have asked what editors look for in a novel. The information contained in this book are the BASIC elements the author believes every good novel should have.

We remember characters; we pitch plot. In Plotting Simplified,m you’ll learn how to map your story using the “passage markers” that shape every story’s journey. From introduction and motivation to your Lead’s moment of maximum angst, you’ll see how easy it is to develop a story line and keep your characters on the path to a compelling climax. Learn how to introduce the Great Disturbance, what 4 Questions you should ask of your plot, how to map-out your story, manage your key scenes, the 7 Keys to every good plot, why Worry, Conflict and Disaster spells success for the writer, and how to introduce your Major Dramatic Question.

Mommy Had a Little Flask

Humor > Parenting & Families
Author: A.K. Turner
Mommy Had a Little Flask (The Tales of Imperfection Series)

In the hilarious sequel to the bestselling “momoir” This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, A.K. Turner returns with the mayhem of motherhood. From preschoolers blurting obscenities in public places to living with her in-laws in Mexico, Mommy Had a Little Flask delivers a delightfully raw and honest account of family life in Turner’s latest laugh-out-loud confessional.

“If laughing at ourselves is the best medicine, then reading A.K. Turner will ensure you live long enough to drive your own kids crazy.”
-Stacy Dymalski, comedienne and author of Confessions of a Band Geek Mom

Champagne Kisses

Romance > Sports > Teen & Young Adult
Author: Krista Lakes
Champagne Kisses: A Timeless Love Story

What’s more important to a soldier- his love of his country, or his love of a woman?

In the summer of 1990, Rachel Weber spent a week down on the Florida coast, soaking up the sun’s rays while she waited for her life to begin. It was there that she met Dean Sherman, a handsome, muscular soldier with blue eyes. The two spent a week together full of champagne kisses that only ended when Operation Desert Storm forced Dean to choose between his duty and his love. He chose duty.

Twenty years later, Rachel figured it was just summer love, but she never forgot those eyes. As personal assistant to powerful billionaire Jack Saunders, she never expected Dean to walk into her office after being hired as Jack’s personal bodyguard. Even though she had spent the last two decades trying to forget Dean, she found herself falling for him once again.
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