Todd M. Johnson tops today’s Buffet with his first novel, The Deposit Slip, a gripping legal thriller published last year. As one reviewer put it, the story combines “high stakes with great characters and a profound moral concept…”

toddTodd has practiced as an attorney for over 30 years, specializing as a trial lawyer. His career experience blends with his passion for writing in his novels published through Bethany House.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Law School, he also taught for two years as an adjunct professor of International Law, and served as a U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong.

Todd’s second novel, Critical Reaction, will be released next month.

Todd lives outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife Cathy and children Ian and Libby.

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The Deposit Slip

Mystery & Suspense > Legal Thrillers
Author: Todd M. Johnson
Deposit Slip, The

Tenn million dollars is missing.

Erin Larson is running out of options. In the wake of her father’s death, she found a slim piece of paper–a deposit slip–with an unbelievable amount on it. But the bank claims they have no record of the money, and trying to hire a lawyer has brought only intimidation and threats. Erin’s last chance is Jared Neaton.

How Far Will One Lawyer Go to Find the Money?

When Jared wearied of the shady ethics of his big law firm and started his own, he never expected the wheels to fly off so quickly. One big loss has pushed him to the brink, and it’s all he can do to scrape by.

And How Far Will Someone Go to Stop Him?

He’s not sure if Erin’s case is worth the risk, but if the money is real, all his problems could vanish. When digging deeper unleashes something far more dangerous than just threats, both Jared and Erin must decide the cost they’re willing to pay to discover the truth.



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No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells

Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
Author: Rose Pressey
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells (Mystic Cafe Series)

Elly Blair welcomes the chance to escape her ex-fiance and job from hell when Grandma Imelda, ready to retire to sunny Florida, calls for her to take over her little southern cafe.

Elly has no idea her grandmother has baked up magic for the unsuspecting townsfolk for thirty years–and now Grandma Imelda insists that Elly use her own hitherto unsuspected magical powers to carry on the family tradition.

But Elly’s new at this stuff. Her dishes don’t turn out as full of smidgens of enchantment and dashes of wishes come true as she’d hoped. When handsome customer Rory Covington takes a bite of the wrong burger, he ends up capturing the attention of every woman in town. Elly doesn’t know if her feelings for Rory are true or based on her magic gone awry.

Worth Lying For

Women’s Fiction > Humor > Romance
Author: Lisa Cheney, Lisa Craig
Worth Lying For

Mary Minke knows she should be grateful: a mostly happy marriage, mostly grown kids and a mostly steady paycheck. But at forty, she finds herself fantasizing about sprawling Tuscan villas and fitting into ‘juniors department’ fashions. Instead, another twenty years in a two-bedroom ranch, sale-rack slacks and a receptionist job at Idid-a-Rod Auto Garage seem to be her destiny. Until…

Mary stumbles on a bag of cash in the car of two-bit drug dealer Jimmy Adler… and steals it. Confiding in best friend, Caryn, she vows to make good by playing Robin Hood in the sleepy town of Stillwater Village. Only she must keep the plan under wraps from devoted husband, Nick, who just happens to be the local sheriff.

Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting

Management & Leadership > Systems & Planning
Author: Mark Moon
Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting (FT Press Operations Management)

Supply chain professionals: master pioneering techniques for integrating demand and supply, and create demand forecasts that are far more accurate and useful! In Demand and Supply Integration, Dr. Mark Moon presents the specific design characteristics of a world-class demand forecasting management process, showing how to effectively integrate demand forecasting within a comprehensive Demand and Supply Integration (DSI) process.

The Definitive Guide to Entertainment Marketing

Business & Investing > Marketing & Sales
Author: Al Lieberman, Pat Esgate
The Definitive Guide to Entertainment Marketing: Bringing the Moguls, the Media, and the Magic to the World (2nd Edition)

Covers film, cable, broadcast, music, sports, publishing, social media, gaming, and more.

Entertainment spending is soaring worldwide, driven by new technologies, new platforms, new business models, and unrelenting demand amongst seven billion consumers. That means entertainment marketing opportunities are soaring, too. But this business is more complex and competitive than ever–and it’s changing at breakneck speed. Now, two leading practitioners show how to transform content into profits today and tomorrow…any content, on any platform, in any market, worldwide.

You’ll master innovative new ways to grab consumers’ attention and wallets fast…make your experiences wannasee, haftasee, mustsee…drive more value through social platforms, mobile technologies, and integrated marketing strategies…overcome challenges ranging from bad buzz to piracy…fully leverage licensing, merchandising, and sponsorships…and successfully market all forms of entertainment.

That’s a Great Question: What to Say When Your Faith Is Questioned

Christianity > Theology

Author: Glenn Pearson
That's a Great Question: What to Say When Your Faith Is Questioned

Is the Bible really true? How can I prove it? This book is especially helpful for newer Christians just coming to grips with the implications of the gospel in all areas of their lives.

What do you say when someone at work asks you why the gospel stories differ? How do you answer your neighbor when she asks what you think about all those “errors” in the Bible? Glenn Pearson offers simple, accessible principles that provide any Christian with the tools he or she needs to confidently respond to skeptical inquiries.

Shayla’s Story

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Beverly Preston
Shayla's Story (The Mathews/Clemmins Family Series)

Questioning her relationship with a man who worships politics more than her, Shayla Clemmins escapes reality for the seductive sunsets of Greece. There she finds exactly what she didn’t know was missing from her life, but fears she’ll lose him to her past.

John Mathews works hard and plays even harder. When he finds a new passion in the sensual warmth of Greece, he discovers that one lust-filled weekend of romance is just not enough.

With Shayla’s past catching up to her and an anonymous threat to her future, can she and John make a lifetime together?

Strength

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Carrie Butler
Strength (Mark of Nexus)

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she’s stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she’s ever wanted in a manexcept he can’t touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there’s no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.

Redeeming Grace: Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Christian Fiction > Suspense > Political
Author: Ward Tanneberg
Redeeming Grace: Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (Thriller & Suspense, Political Intrigue)

“Hello Grace, did you think I wouldn’t find you?”

Those nine chilling words end Grace Grafton’s self-imposed sanctuary of witness protection. She alone knows the dark secret of man running for the White House – a secret that could destroy his presidency. Thought to be a fatal casualty in a drunken boating, now Grace and everyone she loves are in grave danger as a killer prepares to take the oath of office.

When murder comes to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue no one is safe. Not even the dead.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Diseases & Physical Ailments > Heart Disease
Author: Stephen Sinatra, Jonny Bowden
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99

The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will

Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease–and the Statin-Free Plan That Will.

Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols–with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol–have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.

The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including: Inflammation, Fibrinogen, Triglycerides, Homocysteine, Belly fat, Triglyceride to HCL ratios, High glycemic levels

Gives readers a 4-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management.

The Doll

Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Taylor Stevens
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
The Doll: A Novel (Vanessa Michael Munroe)

Haunted by a life of violence and as proficient with languages as she is with knives, Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and hunter, has built her life on a reputation for getting things done—dangerous and often not-quite-legal things. Born to missionary parents in lawless Africa, taken under the tutelage of gunrunners, and tortured by one of the jungle’s most brutal men, Munroe was forced to do whatever it took to stay alive.

The ability to survive, fight, adapt, and blend has since taken her across the globe on behalf of corporations, heads of state, and the few private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise, and these abilities have made her enemies.

On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move. While trusted friends race to unravel where she is and why she was taken, everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else.

The Cloak Society

Children’s eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories
Author: Jeramey Kraatz
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
The Cloak Society

The Cloak Society: An elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers. Ten years ago the Cloak Society was defeated by Sterling City’s superheroes, the Rangers of Justice, and vanished without a trace. But the villains have been waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. . . .

Twelve-year-old Alex Knight is a dedicated junior member of Cloak who has spent years mastering his telekinetic superpowers and preparing for the day when Cloak will rise to power again. Cloak is everything he believes in.

But during his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: He saves the life of a Junior Ranger of Justice. Even worse . . . she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders what, exactly, he’s been fighting for.

Abducted (The Lizzy Gardner Series #1)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: T.R. Ragan
Regular Price $2.99, Today $0.99
Abducted (The Lizzy Gardner Series #1)

When Lizzy Gardner was only seventeen, what should have been the perfect night became the perfect nightmare. Kidnapped just blocks from home after a romantic evening with her boyfriend, Jared, she woke up to find herself at the mercy of a depraved serial killer. Imprisoned and tormented for months by the maniac she came to know as Spiderman, Lizzy narrowly escaped, the only one of his victims to survive. But Spiderman escaped too, outwitting police and cursing Lizzy to spend her life looking over her shoulder…

Fourteen years later, Lizzy is a private investigator who teaches self-defense to teenage girls in her free time. She does what she can to help others protect themselves and to forget the horror of her ordeal, yet fears she will always be known as “the one who got away.” Then she receives a phone call from Jared, now a special agent for the FBI, with grim news. The killer has resurfaced, this time with a very specific target—Lizzy. And he’s made it clear that she will not escape him again. So begins a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, a terrifying, heart-pounding hunt that only one will survive.

One Pink Line

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Dina Silver
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One Pink Line

Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered college senior, is in love with an exceptional man and ready to start a future with him. Yet, one night, she makes an irrevocable decision that forces her to relinquish her youth and risk losing the love of her life.

Then there’s Grace, a fifth grader, whose world is turned upside down when she makes a shocking discovery, leaving her with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is.

Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea

Memoirs > Sports & Outdoors > Zen Philosophy
Author: Jaimal Yogis
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Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea

Fed up with suburban teenage life, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries and the icy New York shore.

Equal parts spiritual memoir and surfer’s tale, this is a chronicle of finding meditative focus in the barrel of a wave and eternal truth in the great salty blue.

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