USA Today bestselling author Natalie Anderson tops today’s Buffet with Breathe for Me, a steamy contemporary romance that was published in April.

natalieOne reviewer called Natalie “one of the most exciting voices in steamy romantic fiction writing today — sassy, witty and emotional.” She writes fun, frisky, feel-good contemporary romance for Harlequin Mills and Boon and also Entangled Publishing. With over 20 books published, she’s been a Romantic Times Award nominee and a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year).

Natalie lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, with her husband and four children. After five years writing in any available space (including the car, the laundry or the nearest cafe), she finally has her own writing room – ‘The Plotting Shed’ in her garden.

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Breathe for Me (Be for Me 1: Xander)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Natalie Anderson
Breathe for Me (Be for Me 1: Xander)

The last thing Chelsea Greene wants is to be rescued, but that’s exactly what happens when she’s caught wearing nothing but her swimsuit during a midnight emergency evacuation drill. Turns out her ‘hero’ is a former lifeguard who has no hesitation in offering the kiss of life. So not happening, right?

But for emotionally chastened Chelsea, one touch changes everything. She discovers a desire to satisfy this arrogant, demanding tease. Unable to express her own fantasies, she finds unspeakable pleasure in serving his.

Xander Lawson exudes easy charm. He likes a woman unafraid to match his appetite for unfettered fun. He doesn’t do complicated or emotional. But the raw need emanating from fragile Chelsea compels him closer. He can’t resist spinning a sensual fantasy world around them.

As passion spills outside their carefully selected boundaries, Xander learns Chelsea’s stronger than he first thought. But is she strong enough to handle the intensity he’s always kept hidden?



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Strong Spirits

Mystery > Cozy > Women Sleuths
Author: Alice Duncan
Strong Spirits (A Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery, Book 1)

It’s the 1920s and Daisy Gumm Majesty is doing her part to support her family as a medium by holding séances and interpreting tarot cards for the rich and famous.

When the wealthy Mrs. Kincaid comes to Daisy to help solve her husband’s disappearance, Detective Sam Rotondo isn’t far behind.

Sam isn’t fooled by Daisy’s choice of “vocation” and blackmails her into spying on the Kincaids.

Then Daisy reads Sam’s cards… and the tables turn.

Stormy Weather: A Novel

Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
Author: Dermot Davis
Stormy Weather: A Novel

Robert Munro, a therapist specializing in dream interpretation, awoke one morning to find himself in a dream from which he could not awaken. Experiencing first hand the limitations of his own training and theories, he must solve the puzzle of his own dream in order to break free from its bondage. In the process, he’ll better understand himself, other people, and the nature of consciousness itself.

What begins as the captivating story of one man’s descent into the dream world of his own subconscious soon becomes a heart-wrenching novel of surprise and inner discovery, raising questions about the reliability of memory, childhood trauma, psychological repression and the limits of conscious awareness and human self-understanding.

Wish You Were Here

Romantic Comedy
Author: Lani Diane Rich
Wish You Were Here

Freya Daly has a problem. Her property-tycoon father has dispatched her to the wilds of Idaho to buy a rundown campground, with her promotion hanging in the balance, but the owner doesn’t want to sell. Worse still, Freya has rare eye condition that makes it seem like she’s crying, which she isn’t, and it doesn’t make conducting business with the campground’s stubborn, though sexy, owner any easier.

Nate Brody has a problem. He gave up his life as a five-star chef to keep a deathbed promise to his father, and now he’s stuck in Idaho until he can find a mysterious… something. All he wants is to make good on his promise, sell the stupid place to the crazy, but alluring, woman in Cabin Four, and get back to his real life.

Unfortunately, there’s more going on in this Idaho idyll than either Freya or Nate bargained for, and they must work together to figure out what’s going on before things get out of hand… although it may already be too late.

Wish You Were Here: It’s not business. It’s personal.

How to Reverse Arthritis Naturally

Medical > Alternative & Holistic > Chiropractic
Author: John Bergman
How to Reverse Arthritis Naturally

The more we use our body, the longer it works.

Dr. Bergman was launched into chiropractic by a devastating accident that nearly ended his life. He was hit by a speeding car that left him with 2 fractured legs, a fractured skull and chest, bruised liver and heart. Thankfully, Dr. Bergman received the finest medical care that saved his life. However after four knee surgeries and multiple medications, Dr. Bergman knew that surgeries and drugs were not the answer to regaining health.

Disillusioned by the modern symptom based mechanistic health care system, Dr. Berman began a quest to find a vitalistic based healthcare model to regain his health. He became an instructor at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles Specializing in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and multiple Chiropractic Techniques. Dr. Bergman developed his own techniques and has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and human physiology that few can match.

The Dream Jumper’s Promise

Romantic Suspense > Paranormal
Author: Kim Hornsby
The Dream Jumper's Promise (Dream Jumper Series)

Tina Greene can’t accept the presumed surfing death of her husband, Hank. Months after signing the death certificate, she trades mourning for saving her Maui dive shop from bankruptcy. When Jamey Dunn walks back into her life things take a strange turn. Dreams of Hank have the dive instructor questioning her sanity and leaning heavily on Hank’s best friend, Noble.

Jamey and Noble clash at every turn, both desperate to help Tina. When Jamey suspects Tina’s strange dreams hold clues to Hank’s disappearance, he must reveal his unusual ability to visit dreams. Trusting the man who once betrayed her doesn’t come easily when the decision to let Jamey enter her subconscious has a price. As Tina, Noble and Jamey decipher the mystery of Hank’s disappearance, grave danger sets in to reveal that one person is a traitor, one is flirting with insanity and one is an impostor.

Great Recipes from the Chicago Tribune Test Kitchen

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Meals
Author: Carol Mighton Haddix
Good Eating's Best of the Best: Great Recipes of the Past Decade from the Chicago Tribune Test Kitchen

In its first new cookbook in more than a decade, the Chicago Tribune offers 50 of the very best recipes from the pages of the paper’s weekly Good Eating section. The Tribune remains one of the few newspapers in this country with its own working test kitchen, which ensures that the recipes are accurate and reliable. Each year, staff members choose their favorites. Now, the best of those winning recipes are compiled in a book that reflects how we having been cooking–and eating–over the last decade.

The book features recipes from across the wide range of common kitchen offerings: starters, meat and poultry dishes, seafood, pasta, rice, side dishes, salads, baked goods, and desserts. Among the recipes featured:

  • Mac and cheese with bacon and tomato
  • Sesame bok choy
  • Napa slaw with charred salmon
  • Chicken cacciatore with red and yellow peppers
  • Homemade maple-sage sausage
  • Strawberry shortcake muffins
  • Chocolate peanut butter pots de crème

Modern-Day Miracles: 50 True Miracle Stories

Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living
Author: Allison C. Restagno
Modern-Day Miracles: 50 True Miracle Stories of Divine Encounters, Supernatural Healings, Heaven and Hell Experiences and

Real-life, firsthand stories of personal, modern-day miracles.

  • Crushed under a 10,000-pound logging truck, Bruce Van Natta suddenly found himself floating above the scene of a horrific accident. There were angels present at the scene.
  • Ron Pettey’s brain surgeons knew that their patient was in crisis. As doctors worked to bring Ron back, Ron was already experiencing the trip of a lifetime in Heaven.
  • Surviving a jet crash but trapped in a burning inferno, Diana cried out, “Dear God, in Jesus’ name, please save me” over and over. Her life was in His hands.
  • Hardened atheist and police constable Roger Whipp was faced with a life or death decision–pray to God for his wife’s healing or disconnect her life support. He chose to pray, and miracles followed.

The Dagger Before Me

Mystery > Historical > Humor
Author: Heather Haven, Baird Nuckolls
The Dagger Before Me (The Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries)

In 1942, no one had heard of a female shamus — not even in New York City — until now. Meet Percy Cole, a newly inaugurated private investigator with a penchant for Marlene Dietrich suits, pistachio nuts, and men’s fedoras.
Halloween finds her backstage, during the previews of the latest Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, where there’s double, double, toil and trouble.

When an actor falls from the overhead catwalk and breaks his neck, it’s only the latest in a series of catastrophes fueling the lore and superstition surrounding Macbeth and its supernatural power since the play’s creation in 1606.

In desperation, the producer hires the lady dick to save the show from closing. Armed only with her noodle and a WWI German Mauser pistol, Percy is not sure which is worse, having someone try to kill her or being foisted into the role of Witch Number Two.

Girl Least Likely to Marry

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Amy Andrews
Girl Least Likely to Marry (The Wedding Season)

Samuel Tucker is absolutely the last person scientist Cassie Barclay would ever date. Yes, he’s gorgeous, but he’s also far too cocky for his own good and thinks that Pi is a tasty afternoon treat. So when he asks her to dance at her friend Reese’s non-wedding she’s wondering why on earth she says yes!

Tuck is used to people assuming he’s all brawn and no brain, and amuses himself by winding Cassie up. But when he finally takes her to bed, suddenly it’s Tuck who can show Cassie a thing or two. Can he convince her that love and sex have nothing to do with logic and everything to do with chemistry?

Tell Me No Lies

Romantic Suspense
Author: Rachel Branton
Tell Me No Lies

With her trust fund in jeopardy, Tessa Crawford enters into a relationship with a mysterious neighbor that soon turns into something more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.

Two days before her wedding, Tessa Crawford’s world crumbles, leaving her hurt and betrayed. Worse, if Tessa doesn’t marry and receive her trust fund, her younger sister will lose her house and the homeless girls she helps will have nowhere to go.

But Tessa can’t marry just anyone, can she?

Gage Braxton, the guy from next door, is willing to help her out, but rumors hint that he’s an ex-con. Tessa quickly finds herself attracted to a man who has no intention of ever falling in love or of passing on his terrible legacy.

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Winning With People: Discover the People Principles that Work for You

Business & Investing > Skills > Communications
Author: John C. Maxwell
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Winning With People: Discover the People Principles that Work for You Every Time

Ask the successful CEOs of major corporations, entrepreneurs, top salespeople, and pastors what characteristic is most needed for success in leadership positions, and they’ll tell you–it’s the ability to work with people.
Some people are born with great relationship skills, but those who are not can learn to improve them. In Winning with People Maxwell has translated decades of experience into 25 People Principles that anyone can learn.
Maxwell has divided the People Principles in this book according to the questions we must ask ourselves if we want to win with people:

  • Readiness: Are we prepared for relationships?
  • Connection: Are we willing to focus on others?
  • Trust: Can we build mutual trust?
  • Investment: Are we willing to invest in others?
  • Synergy: Can we create a win-win relationship?

Plague

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Buzz Bernard
Regular Price: $12.95, Today $1.99
Plague

In only a matter of days, 9/11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers will be rivaled by a lone-wolf terrorist attack on America. Atlanta is targeted as Ground Zero for the most horrifying plague in modern times.
Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created tons of deadly bio-weapons. Now, decades later, a protégé of that Russian research is about to release weaponized Ebola into the heart of the South’s most iconic city: Atlanta, where the symbols of American “decadence” range from a happily diverse population to the Coca-Cola museum and CNN building.
A preliminary test of the horrifying virus demonstrates the unspeakable suffering of its victims—and alerts the Centers for Disease Control that a terrible pandemic is in the making. CDC Virologist Dr. Dwight Butler begins a frantic effort to track down the source before it’s too late.

Saved by the Rancher

Romantic Suspense > Westerns
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Regular Price $6.99, Today $0.99
Saved by the Rancher: Book One: The Hunted Series (Hunted (Avon))

From the moment rancher Jack Turner rescues Jenna Caldwell Merrick, he is determined to help her. Soon, he is doing more than tend her wounds; he is mending her heart. Jenna is a woman on the run—hunted down by her ex-husband, David Merrick, from the day she left him, taking part of his company with her, to the second she finds herself in the safety of Jack’s ranch. More than just a haven, Jack’s offering the love, family, and home she thought were out of reach.

Jack’s support will give Jenna the strength she needs to reclaim her life. The hunted will become the hunter, while David gets what he deserves, when they have an explosive confrontation in the boardroom of Merrick International. But not before Jack and Jenna enter into a fight … for their lives.

Dragon Keeper

Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: Robin Hobb
Regular Price $7.99, Today $1.99
Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds Chronicles, Vol. 1)

After many years, dragons have hatched again outside the ancient city of Cassarick. But something is wrong with the creatures; each is inferior or weak in some way, and many die. Tending these stunted dragons has left the people of the surrounding area weary. The Traders Council, the city’s leadership, fears that if the Rain Wilders stop providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage and destroy Cassarick.

To avert catastrophe, the council rules to relocate the young dragons to “a better location” up river, and residents are recruited to escort the valuable yet fearsome creatures on the arduous journey. Among them are Thymara, an unschooled Rain Wilds girl of sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy, educated, and deeply unsatisfied Bingtown Trader’s wife.

Witnessed from the viewpoints of these two very different women, Dragon Keeper tells the story of this disparate band of humans and dragons as they make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River in search of their new home-the ancient, long-lost city of Kelsingra.

Lucky Like Us

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Regular Price $6.99, Today $0.99
Lucky Like Us: Book Two: The Hunted Series (Hunted (Avon))

The Hunted series continues as Special Agent Sam Turner discovers that protecting the FBI’s star witness is more difficult than he thought!

Bakery owner Elizabeth Hamilton’s quiet life is filled with sweet treats, good friends, and a loving family. But all of that is about to turn sour when an odd sound draws her outside. There’s a man lying unconscious in the street, a car speeding toward him. Without hesitation, she gets the man out of harm’s way before they’re run down.

Unwittingly, Elizabeth has put herself in the path of a serial murderer, and as the only one who can identify the FBI’s Silver Fox Killer, she’s ended up in the hospital with a target on her back.

All that stands between her and death is Special Agent Sam Turner. Against his better judgment, Sam gets emotionally involved, determined to take down the double threat against Elizabeth—an ex desperate to get her back, despite a restraining order, and a psychopath bent on silencing her before she can identify him.

They set a trap to catch the killer—putting Elizabeth in his hands, with Sam desperate to save her. If he’s lucky, he’ll get his man . . . and the girl.

Cast In Stone

Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: G.M. Ford
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Cast In Stone (A Leo Waterman Mystery)

Leo’s boyhood hero, Henry “Heck” Sundstrom was larger than life. Lately, however Heck’s life has been spiraling out of control. First the honeymoon boating accident that killed Heck’s son and new daughter-in-law, Allison. And now the big man himself was dying–struck down by delivery truck in a seedy section of Seattle. As he starts to investigate, Leo begins to wonder if Allison went down with the ship. And whether, with the aid of his, aging legmen, “the Boys,” he can prove they’re on the trail of a “black widow” who may be less “late” and more lethal than anyone ever suspected.

Found

Children’s Books > Family Life > Adoption
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Regular Price $6.99, Today $1.99
Found (The Missing)

Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he’s never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who’s also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, “You are one of the missing.” The second one says, “Beware! They’re coming back to get you.”

Jonah, Chip, and Jonah’s sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere — and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip’s lives.

Do Jonah and Chip have any choice in the matter? And what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying?

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