Motivational speaker Pat Williams tops today’s Buffet with The Difference You Make, which is packed with valuable insights about how to have a powerful, positive impact on the people in your life. The book was published in hardcover in February and is free today on Kindle.

patwPat, who has written more than 80 books, is also a basketball Hall-of-Famer and currently serves as co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic basketball franchise.

Pat was diagnosed in February of 2011 with Multiple Myeloma. After several rounds of chemo treatments, Pat received a bone marrow transplant where the doctors injected him with almost 5 million of his own stem cells. Pat’s recovery from the stem cell transplant has been remarkable. Pat spends many hours each week responding to emails and phone calls of others affected by cancer, offering hope and words of encouragement.

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The Difference You Make: Changing Your World through the Impact of Your Influence

Self-Help > Motivational
Author: Pat Williams, James D. Denney
Difference You Make, The: Changing Your World through the Impact of Your Influence

Every one of us has influence, whether we realize it or not. In everything we say and do, we are influencing those around us. What if we became more aware, more intentional, and more strategic about our own influence? Well, we might just change the world.

True influence, says Pat Williams, isn’t about getting what you want–it’s about serving others. Using personal stories from his own life and the lives of others, Williams shows readers the difference between influence and manipulation, how to influence others through both words and deeds, and ultimately how to change the world for the better, one relationship at a time.

This book will inspire readers to build a positive legacy in the lives of others and take the role of influencer to heart. Each chapter includes questions and ideas for personal reflection and practical application, and can be used to guide group discussions as well. Includes a foreword by Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees.


My Kind of Trouble

Romance > Westerns
Author: Becky McGraw
My Kind of Trouble (Texas Trouble, #1)

Cassie Bellamy thought she’d left Bowie, Texas and Luke Matthews behind for good. She’d been gone for ten years and in that time had built a successful real estate business, had a new fiancé, and had all but forgotten about the Texas bad boy who’d sent her running to Phoenix in the first place.

She wouldn’t be going back now, but her daddy needed her at the Double B.

Driving her old pickup truck “Bessie” back to Bowie had seemed like a good idea when she’d left Phoenix, but it didn’t seem so good when she was broken down on the side of the road in ninety plus Texas weather in between Bowie and her daddy’s farm. And it seemed an even worse idea when her knight in brown khaki turned out to be none other than the bad boy himself, a Sheriff now, and still as hot as the Texas sun.

Cassie does her best to ignore Luke and remember her fiancé back in Phoenix, but Luke seems determined to make her remember his kisses and their nights of stargazing by the lake instead. And she definitely still has stars in her eyes when she looks at the delectable Sheriff.

Luke Matthews had worked damned hard to change the way people thought of him. He wasn’t know as the bad boy son of the town’s drunk anymore, they called him Sheriff now. For ten years, Luke had been living on the right side of the law, and had forgotten about Cassie Bellamy, the woman who’d left him dangling on a limb ten years ago.

What I Didn’t Say

Teen & Young Adult > Romance
Author: Keary Taylor
What I Didn't Say

Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He’s been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it’s too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he’ll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn’t limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she’ll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she’ll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn’t say before, even if he can’t actually say it.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA files

Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Clive Cussler
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA files

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Clive Cussler, the author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, unleashes a hero for the next millennium in an electrifying new series of unrelenting action and edge-of-your-seat thrills.
When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon’s scheme hinges on Nina’s recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria. Only Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA team stand between Halcon and the Andrea Doria’s silent steel hull — and if their deadly mission fails, Halcon will ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.

Godchild (P.I. Jack Marconi)

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Vincent Zandri
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Godchild (P.I. Jack Marconi)

Jack “Keeper” Marconi is desperate to move on—from his former job as a prison warden, from his wife’s horrific death in a car accident, and, most of all, from the torturous suspicion that the hit-and-run driver was actually aiming for them. After three long years, Keeper can still perfectly recall the image of the black Buick and its driver. And on the very day he is set to put it all behind him and marry again, Keeper catches a glimpse of that ominous car. Now he knows what he must do: find that driver.

Even as his life is hurtled off axis, a new case comes his way. A beautiful woman—an author on an assignment gone wrong—has been locked up in a notorious Mexican prison. Keeper has no intention of accepting the near–suicide mission to break her out. But when he discovers that her case could be connected to the hit-and-run driver, there’s no stopping him. Risking it all, Keeper follows a trail of bodies and lies through Mexico—and all the way back home.

For Keeper, it’s time for justice. Time for truth. Time for revenge.

This sequel to The Innocent thrills with all the intrigue of a dark Hitchcockian mystery, leaving readers in heart-pounding suspense as Keeper Marconi unravels the truth—piece by scandalous piece.

Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness

Ministry & Evangelism > Discipleship
Author: John MacArthur
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.24
Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You

Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God’s work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men – fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots – and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ’s careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today’s modern disciple – you.

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

Exercise & Fitness > Yoga
Author: P.T. Judith Lasater Ph.D.
Regular Price $12.95, Today $1.99
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

If you think that you have to escape to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In Living Your Yoga, Judith Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life—all of them—as practice. Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, the author serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you. Inspiring and practical, she blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, and yoga practitioner and teacher. The result is a new yoga that beckons you to find the spiritual in everyday life.

The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949

History > Weapons & Warfare > Nuclear
Author: Jim Baggott
Regular Price $17.99, Today $1.99
The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949

An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons.
 
Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind’s most destructive weapon. A grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius, this tale is barely believable as fiction, but just happens to be historical fact.

The Heavens Are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod

History > Jewish > Holocaust
Author: Avrom Bendavid-Val
Regular Price $14.99, Today $1.99
The Heavens Are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod

A magical place, a lost history: Trochenbrod, the setting for Everything Is Illuminated, is now rediscovered for a new generation.

Trochenbrod was the only freestanding, fully realized Jewish town in history. It began with a few Jewish settlers searching for freedom from the Russian Czars’ oppressive policies, which included the forced conscriptions of one son from each Jewish family household throughout Russia. This scene of ethnic harmony was soon shattered, as Trochenbrod vanished in 1941—her residents slaughtered, her homes, buildings, and factories razed to the ground.

Yet even the Nazis could not destroy the spirit of Trochenbrod, which has lived on in stories and legends about a little piece of heaven, hidden deep in the forest.

Rose Garden

Science Fiction & Fantasy > Historical
Author: Susanna Kearsley
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Rose Garden

Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time.

But Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago. As she begins to question her place in the present, she comes to realize that she too must decide where she really belongs.

From Susanna Kearsley, author of the New York Times bestseller The Winter Sea and a voice acclaimed by fans of Gabaldon, du Maurier, and Niffenegger alike, The Rose Garden is a haunting exploration of love, family, the true meaning of home, and the ties that bind us together.

Guitar Mastery Simplified

Music > Instruction & Study
Author: Erich Andreas
Guitar Mastery Simplified: How Anyone Can Quickly Become a Strumming, Chords, and Lead Guitar Ninja

Would you like to know how to play the guitar like a guitar master and eliminate any disbeliefs that have been holding you back from truly mastering the guitar? Sound impossible? Well it’s not…

Guitar Mastery Simplified, by Erich Andreas AKA Your Guitar Sage, is packed with the most important guitar lessons that will help you take your guitar playing ability to the highest level it has ever been!  Erich has taught and played guitar professionally for almost 30 years.

You will finally get to fully understand guitar music theory while at the same time learn all the important guitar chords needed to become an advanced guitar “ninja”.  This book is for beginners to advanced guitar players.

Last of the Chosen

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Lawrence P. White
Last of the Chosen (Spirit of Empire, Book One)

The Empire, hundreds of thousands of civilizations scattered across the galaxy, has been subtly invaded by the Chessori, diminutive creatures wielding a powerful mind weapon. No one can resist this terrible mind weapon, and the war is lost before anyone knows it began.

Ellandra of the Chosen, the youngest and last surviving leader of the Empire, flees the Chessori. In desperation, she lands on a little-known emerging world called Earth where she is rescued by Mike Carver, an innocent bystander. In the process, he discovers that he and the people of Earth are immune to the mind weapon.

My Mom My Hero: Alzheimer’s Bittersweet Journey

Memoirs > Neurology > Alzheimer’s Disease
Author: Lisa R. Hirsch
My Mom My Hero: Alzheimer's - A Mother and Daughter's Bittersweet Journey

When Lisa Hirsch found out her mother, Ruth, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her love, appreciation, and caring for her mother was transformed. To Lisa’s surprise, it has brought her and Ruth closer together than they’ve ever been. My Mom My Hero tells the story of this mother-daughter relationship through a series of entries from Lisa’s internationally popular blog. Ultimately this is an uplifting and inspirational book for anyone who’s going through the difficult and often lonely ordeal of caring for a loved one who suffers from this devastating illness.

Baked Chicago’s Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Chocolate
Author: Harvey Morris, Pamela Smith
Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook

People love eating brownies. And you’re going to love making them with this cookbook as your guide. Author Harvey Morris shares tried and true – yet unusually decadent – brownie recipes that will turn on the taste buds of your family and friends. These recipes are easy to follow and simple to execute, with each recipe fitting on a single page and without creating a sink full of dirty pots and pans.

Filled with rich, colorful photographs and invaluable tips (aka Brownie Points),this is a collection of deliciously simple recipes that every home cook will turn to again and again.

Crimson Groves

Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Author: Ashley Robertson, Stephen Delaney
Crimson Groves (The Crimson Series)

Abigail Tate was a normal human girl, until the day Bronx the vampire barges into her life and turns her against her will. Held captive while forced to deal with never-ending cravings for blood, Abby prays for a way to escape. Only when an opportunity arises, it’s with the aid of an innocent human named Tyler, except vampires are forbidden to interact with the unbitten. But Abby quickly learns this human has secrets of his own…secrets that can either help her or get her killed. Only Abby soon discovers that she is the one with the biggest secret of all.

Big Leagues

Mystery > Cozy > Sports
Author: Jen Estes
Big Leagues (A Cat McDaniel Mystery )

Rookie sportswriter Catriona McDaniel is on deck in Sin City for the job of a lifetime with baseball’s hottest team. The Las Vegas Chips have the best record in baseball, snagging two trophies in their first three years. Two men are vying for the position of “boyfriend of summer.” Her new boss, Erich König, is a German wunderkind and the Desert’s most eligible bachelor.

Then there’s her neighbor—a biology professor whose fetal pigs know more about baseball than he does. Not all the men admire Cat. As the team’s junior reporter, Dusty Carlyle was on-deck for her position. Now he’s desperate to get her out of the lineup. Save for the scheming coworker, Cat has everything she ever wanted … until a star outfielder’s heart stops. Suspecting that his death was no accident, she starts nosing around, becoming the newest player in an extreme game of hardball. Will Cat become the next member of the team to be taken out of the lineup?

Dakota Blues

Contemporary Fiction  > Parenting & Relationships
Author: Lynne Spreen
Dakota Blues

In this award-winning debut novel, workaholic Karen Grace is fired after attending her mother’s funeral in her Midwestern hometown. Now Karen is fifteen hundred miles from home, just one more middle-aged worker out of a job in a tough economy. To make matters worse, her husband recently left her for his pregnant girlfriend.

At a crossroads, Karen must find the courage to change. Needing time to think, she agrees to take an elderly neighbor on one last road trip, but on a deserted highway in Wyoming, Karen is forced to make a lethal and life-changing decision.
 

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