Nancy Rue is the author of over 100 books for adults and teens, and has been an ECPA finalist and a Woman of Faith Novel of the Year winner. Her Lily Series, published by Zondervan, has sold well over one million copies.

nancyNancy travels extensively–at times on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle–speaking to and teaching groups of ‘tween girls and their moms. She tops today’s Buffet with The Reluctant Prophet, which has been called “an important novel about the awesome, quirky, breathtaking adventure of obeying God’s Nudge.”

Nancy’s ability to relate to a wide audience has made her a popular radio and television guest and an in-demand speaker and teacher for writer’s conferences across the country. She has been a regular keynoter for The Young Writer’s Institute and Virtuous Reality Ministries.

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The Reluctant Prophet: A Novel

Christian Fiction > Women’s Fiction

Author: Nancy Rue
The Reluctant Prophet: A Novel (The Reluctant Prophet Series)

At age forty-two, Allison Chamberlain is still making a half-hearted attempt to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Although she has been a pew-sitting member of a church for seven years, “prophet” has never been on the short list of possible careers.

Then one Sunday Allison senses a divine nudge to buy a Harley motorcycle and go wherever it takes her. Soon she is wondering if she is called to present the reality of Christ to one of society’s darkest corners—and challenge her own church to look beyond their fears.

The first in a brave trilogy from seasoned author Nancy Rue, The Reluctant Prophet shows how one person’s response to God’s call can change a community forever.



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Hidden

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Selena Laurence
Hidden (Hiding From Love)

Nick Carlisle looks like a carefree college surfer. His blue eyes, dark hair and hot body have been the downfall of many a girl on many a beach. But, Nick’s hiding something from his past, something that happened while he served in the military in Afghanistan, and with his secret, he’s hiding his heart. When Nick meets Lyndsey though, he may be ready to stop hiding and let her in.

Lyndsey Anderson is young, blond, and the most beautiful girl Nick’s ever seen. She’s living the life in Hawaii, serving craft brews at the local Bar and Grill, and breaking the hearts of every guy who walks through the door. But, she’s hiding a dark past and a secret she’s never told a soul. Now, Nick’s pushing her to open her heart, but will he feel the same way once he knows what she’s done?

Nick and Lyndsey discover a heat that rivals the Hawaiian sun, but will sand, sex, and surf be enough to fix these damaged souls? Can they find happiness, or will they always have to run from what they’ve hidden?

Unleashed (The MacLauchlan Berserkers 1-3)

Historical Romance > Scottish
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Unleashed (The First Highland Historical Trilogy) (The MacLauchlan Berserkers 1-3)

Meet the MacLauchlan Berserkers…

Roderick – He’s death for hire, cursed by a malicious enemy who left him unable to speak. She’s a refugee with a dangerous secret that could cost her life.

Outnumbered by thousands, he’s fated to die in battle like so many Berserkers before him. Could the strength of their love defy destiny?

Connor – He’s a mercenary Laird who fears nothing but the darkness inside him. Born to a Ross mother and a Stewart father, she has been sold to the highest bidder.

He mistakenly rescues her from a fate worse than death, but now she’s his captive.
They must battle their pride and their explosive attraction to each other in order to defeat a common enemy who threatens the clan’s survival.

Finn – He’s a nameless bastard, stalking the Highlands bent on revenge and murder when he stumbles on an infant deserted in the snow. She’s a desperate woman who’s lost everything, including her dignity.

They are three of the world’s Unwanted. On a snowy Solstice night, their tale becomes one of blood and vengeance, of love, redemption, and forging the bonds that make a family.

Forsaken Dreams

Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise)

After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community.

Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But once the voyage begins, troubles abound. Dangers at sea and enemies from within threaten to keep Blake and Eliza from the new life—and love—they long for.

A Beautiful Mess

Romantic Suspense
Author: T.K. Leigh
A Beautiful Mess

What happens when you lose everyone that promised they would always be there for you? How can you protect the few pieces of your shattered heart that remain?

Olivia Adler is a woman with a troubled past. After losing her parents at the young age of six and being raised by an uncle who she lost years later, she refuses to get attached to anyone, including friends. For the past decade, she has been able to remain unattached to any man, too worried about losing someone to get too close.

The Chupacabra: A Borderline Crazy Tale of Coyotes, Cash & Cartels

Literature & Fiction > Humor
Author: Stephen Randel
The Chupacabra: A Borderline Crazy Tale of Coyotes, Cash & Cartels (The Chupacabra Trilogy - Book 1)

He is called El Barquero. He makes his trade along the border, smuggling guns and killing without remorse. As he faces his one last mission, his perfect plan is unwittingly foiled by Avery, a paranoid loner obsessed with global conspiracy theories who spends most of his time crafting absurd and threatening letters to anyone who offends him. That means pretty much everyone.

What unfolds is a laugh-out-loud dark comedy of madcap adventure stretching from Austin to the West Texas border featuring a lunatic band of civilian border militia, a group of bingo-crazed elderly ladies (one packing a pistol nearly as long as her arm), a murderous and double-crossing cartel boss, a burned-out hippy, and a crotchety retired doctor and his pugnacious French bulldog. Read it to believe it.

God Built

Christian Living > Men’s Issues
Author: Steve Farrar
God Built

God Built

Our world is in desperate need of bold, passionate men of integrity. Yet such men aren’t born; they’re built, shaped, and formed by God.

Best-selling author Steve Farrar will guide you through the story of Joseph, a humble shepherd who overcame tremendous odds to become an influential leader. It’s here you will discover the process that creates true men of God, where He works providentially, strangely, and slowly. Uncover the biblical pattern for growth, gain insights into common frustrations and difficulties, and become equipped for the journey ahead.

Roommate Wanted

Literature & Fiction > African American > Romance
Author: Nina Perez
Roommate Wanted (Sharing Space #1)

It’s official: Chloe Brooks is having the worst week ever. Her roommate has just moved out with no notice, leaving Chloe little time to find a replacement. The pressure is on at work as she vies for a big promotion. And she just caught her boyfriend in bed with another woman. She doesn’t need any more complications, but that’s exactly what Chloe gets when Patrick Murphy shows up on her doorstep.

Life is good for Patrick Murphy. He has an agent who can help kickstart his acting career. His relationship with his best friends has never been tighter. And he’s saved up enough money to finally move into the city. Now if he can just find a place to live…

There are many reasons why they shouldn’t be together: They’re both focusing on their careers, Chloe is coming out of a nasty breakup, and is it ever a good idea to date your roommate?

Meany

Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
Author: Peazy Monellon
Meany

Six-year-old Jenny Barnes wakes up from night terrors only to find out that ghosts are real and there’s no such thing as safe.

She lives in a 200-year-old farmhouse with her large family, but they’re not alone. There’s a malevolent presence up in the attic and the forest surrounding the farm is alive with folks who just won’t stay dead. Worse is the fact that the cattle have developed a taste for murder and are threatening to stampede. Well…that, and the fact that it seems her own father is trying to kill her.

All Jenny wants is a childhood–a few moments playing in the sunny yard with her sisters. To get one, all she’ll have to do is survive.

And as Eddie, the one farmhand who’s on her side notes, “this old place is going over.”

Will anyone get out of there alive?

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Best Little Stories from the Civil War

History > United States > Civil War
Author: C. Brian Kelly
Regular Price $18.99, Today $2.99
Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 true stories

Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and decorated generals lie more than 100 intensely personal, true stories you haven’t heard before. In Best Little Stories from the Civil War, soldiers describe their first experiences in battle, women observe the advances and retreats of armies, spies recount their methods, and leaders reveal the reasoning behind many of their public actions. Fascinating characters come to life, including:

  • Former U.S. Senator Robert Toombs of Georgia, who warned the Confederate cabinet not to fall for Lincoln’s trap by firing on reinforcements, thereby allowing Lincoln to claim the South had fired the first shots of the war at Fort Sumter.
  • Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut, who disbanded the 13th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, scattered its men, gave its guns to other units, and ordered its officers home, accusing all of cowardly performance in battle.
  • Thomas N. Conrad, a Confederate spy operating in Washington, who warned Richmond of both the looming Federal Peninsula campaign in the spring of 1863 and the attack at Fredericksburg later that year.
  • Private Franklin Thomson of Michigan, born as Sarah Emma Edmonds, who fought in uniform for the Union during the war and later was the only female member of the postwar Union Grand Army of the Republic.

Sons and Princes

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: James LePore
Regular Price $7.99, Today $0.99

Sons and Princes

Chris Massi has been running from his world his entire life. The son of a Mafia assassin and the former son-in-law of a mob kingpin, Massi has tried to stay on the right side of the law, building a prestigious career as an attorney, and insulating his children as much as possible. But now a series of tragedies have left him without a law license and without several of his loved ones. And at the same time, his teenaged son is beginning to gravitate toward the gangster world Chris has tried so hard to protect him from.

A showdown is coming. The only way for him to save his son and regain his future is to face – and maybe even embrace – the demon he’s always avoided.

Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl

Romance > Time Travel
Author: Gina Lamm
Regular Price $6.99, Today $1.99
Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl

An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber—200 years in the past!—she realizes she may have escaped a little too far.

Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed and isn’t looking to fill it with another—least of all this sassy, nearly naked woman who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing…

Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He’s a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. He’s horse-drawn. She’s Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.

A Song in Stone (Prologue Fantasy)

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Walter H. Hunt
Regular Price $3.99, Today $0.99
A Song in Stone (Prologue Fantasy)

There is a mystery in a chapel, and a man who must find the answer.

Heavy-drinking, chain-smoking, television pro Ian Graham just wanted a new paying job, but when he arrives at Scotland’s mysterious Rosslyn Chapel to shoot a dramatic for-TV documentary, he’s thrown a different fate altogether—one from 1307 to be exact. When he wakes up seven hundred years away from his own life, Ian must live as an initiate of the Order of the Temple, seek the forgotten truth of Rosslyn’s past, and escape the doom of the Templars before he can’t return.

Boundaries in Marriage

Self-Help > Marriage > Christian Living
Author: Henry Cloud, John Townsend
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
Boundaries in Marriage

Only when you and your mate know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries in Marriage gives you the tools you need. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show you how to apply the principles of boundaries to your marriage. This book helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage — and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Self-Help > Eating Disorders > Spiritual
Author: Geneen Roth
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.

After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.

A timeless and seminal work, Women Food and God shows how going beyond the food and the feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul—to the bright center of your own life.

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