Bestselling author Melissa Foster tops today’s Buffet with Sisters in Love, a powerfully written contemporary romance that is riveting from the beginning to the end. (Due to the mature subject matter, it’s recommended for readers 18 years and older. This is a steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women.)
Sisters in Love was released just last month, and has been well received. It’s part of Melissa’s “Love in Bloom” series, which is different from her other word, which is more serious. “I wanted to write something upbeat and fun, but more weighty than a simple romance, and the Snow sisters was the perfect branch to lead with,” she said.
Melissa also writes suspense and historical fiction. She resides with her family in Maryland.
When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. She hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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Sisters in Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.
Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.
When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.
Mystery > Romantic Suspense
Author: Stephanie Bond
No invitation, no alibi…
A young woman is stressed to the max, selling shoes at Neiman Marcus during a busy holiday season. Also pressing on her mind is the fact that her boyfriend of the last few months is missing, along with her car.
With problems piling on, she manages to make a new friend at work, but too late she realizes her gal pal is a serial party crasher. It’s fun–at first. But no one’s laughing when a body turns up at an upscale party they’ve crashed and they’re the only people who aren’t supposed to be there.
Outside The Lines
As an Ivy League ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.
Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks.
As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them.
A Grave Breach
John Cann could never defend a war criminal – especially one he’s seen engaged in horrendous acts. But when Arthur Matsen, a trusted friend, mentor and colleague needs his help, Cann must make an impossible choice.
Forced to find the blurred boundaries between blind trust and what is seen, Cann is haunted by thoughts of Janie Reston, a young college girl savagely brutalized and left for dead all because of her connection to him.
As Cann is consumed with complex legal and ethical issues, Janie is in grave danger. Will she fall prey to an unscrupulous psychiatrist intent on exploiting her horrific ordeal to further his own misguided theories of repressed memory?
In the dark places where past, present and future collide, memory has both the power to transform – and destroy.
After moving to California from the tropical island of Guam, Phoenix Farmer’s marriage to her high school sweetheart, Bradley unravels. Forced to find a job, she retreats into the world of SECRET SHOPPING and thrives.
As Phoenix discovers her true self without Bradley, she becomes an unwilling goddess with the help of her best friend Rachel. She snags the attention of Thomas-the creative, handsome and persistent target she has been assigned to evaluate. Can she hold off Thomas’s charm until her divorce becomes final? What will she decide when her father falls ill unexpectedly and pulls her back to Guam?
Tell Me When It Hurts
Archer Loh, Seven Sisters grad and Olympic-level rider, has been groomed as a government assassin. First in her class, she’s a prime asset to her agency. However, she rejects the opportunity to kill for “the good guys” and instead embraces the quiet life of suburban lawyer, wife, and mother. Her violent apprenticeship remains her secret.
When her only child is murdered and the killer goes free on a technicality. Archer Loh ditches family, career, friends, and horses, to define her own agenda and brush up on her rusty lethal skills. At her darkest ebb, Connor McCall, Harvard-educated financial baron turned Wyoming sheep rancher, stumbles into Archer’s life and everything changes.
Meant To Be
Author: Laramie Briscoe, Lindsay Hopper
Single mother. Laid off factory worker. Drug runner for the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.
When Denise Cunningham is served with foreclosure papers on her birthday it’s the last straw in a long line of bad luck. Sitting and crying about things has never been how she solved her problems, but this time she decides to do just that. A phone call interrupts her pity party and changes the course of her life forever.
Loyal brother. Grease monkey mechanic. Vice President of the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.
William Walker Jr., known as Liam to his club, needs a new recruit that is just naïve enough and desperate enough to do what he asks without question. When Denise Cunningham lands in his lap, he decides to hire her – not because he wants to, because he has to.
Darc Murders Collection
Myster > Hard-Boiled
Author: Ben Hopkin, Carolyn McCray
The collection includes…
Devious – the prequel short story to 9th Circle
Deceived*exclusive to the collection – another prequel short story to 9th Circle
9th Circle – the #1 Hard Boiled/Police Procedural, full-length novel that started it all
7th Sin*exclusive to the collection – the full-length sequel to 9th Circle
Carnal*exclusive to the collection – the bridge short story between 7th Sin and 5th Pentagram
5th Pentagram – the third book in the Darc Murders Collection
Sinister *exclusive to the collection– the “wrap-up” short story for the Darc Murders trilogy
Value Your Business Now
Whether you’re a business owner curious about the value of your business, an investor seeking to buy or sell shares in a private business, or an accountant embarking on your first business valuation for a client, this book provides you with everything you need. It is a pragmatic, down-to-earth guide which makes the somewhat intimidating, highly academic and often confusing subject of business valuation accessible to mere mortals.
This book walks you step-by-step through the process, using a proper worked example, explains the concepts of business valuation in plain jargon-free language, and gives you all the tools and information you need (including a free downloadable Excel template) to value your business like a pro.
As the newest private investigator in Kingston Beach, Hank Hammond has all the signs of success that he could possibly ask for: the latest detective gear, a shiny red Corvette, an office within a successful attorney’s building, and–most importantly–the professional services of Lori Reed, a brilliant and beautiful executive assistant.
If only Hank had a client.
Enter a cantankerous millionaire. And enter a collection of murderers, thieves, embezzlers, and other assailants including body-building twins and the local police department, all wanting a piece–or preferably pieces–of Hank.
As a sophomore in college Samantha Reddick meets Tony Amaya, a brokenhearted young man, whose written words she keeps as a memento of a weekend long affair. The words, written on the back of a paper placemat, become her only solid ground during a tumultuous decade that nearly destroys her, leaving her searching for answers at the bottom of the bottle.
Haunted by guilt and the constant menace from a man she once loved, Samantha searches for Tony and inserts herself into his life through an online friend request to his wife, Gwen. Mutual curiosity opens the door to an unexpected friendship that becomes the catalyst of an inner battle between the better woman Samantha longs to be, and the Samantha who despises her own gaze.
No Cure for Murder
After 55 years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.
The Pumpkin Man
Literature & Fiction > Horror
Author: John Everson
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
After her father’s gruesome murder, Jenn needed a place to get away from it all with some friends, to take her mind off her sorrow. The empty seaside cottage she inherited seemed perfect. Jenn didn’t know that the cottage held arcane secrets, mysteries long hidden and best left alone. She didn’t realize until it was too late that the old books and Ouija board she found there really do hold great power.
And it was only after her friend’s headless body was discovered that she knew the legend of the local bogeyman was no mere legend at all. An evil has been unleashed, a terrifying figure previously only spoken of in whispers. But now the whispers will become screams. Beware…The Pumpkin Man.
All He Wants (All or Nothing)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: C.C. Gibbs
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Dominic Knight is a man who is always in control. A self-made billionaire by the age of twenty-three, a genius of innovation, and CEO of a global tech empire, Knight always gets what he wants. And he wants Kate Hart. . .
A rising star of cyber forensics, Kate is well aware of Knight’s reputation as a master manipulator, uncompromising leader, and demanding lover. But she’s determined to stay cool and professional-no matter how hot and bothered her new boss makes her feel.
First he appears in her dreams. Then he comes to her in the night. And so begins a journey of erotic awakening and discovery as rich and powerful as Knight himself. In locales from the sultry red-light district of Amsterdam to the private sexual playgrounds of Hong Kong, Kate will shed every inhibition and surrender every part of herself-body, mind, and soul-to give her lover all he craves, all he needs, and all he demands . . .
After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story
Memoirs > Journalists
Author: Michael Hainey
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family’s back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael’s father, was found alone near his car on Chicago’s North Side, dead, of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at theChicago Sun-Times, Bob was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. And then suddenly he was gone, leaving behind a young widow, two sons, a fractured family—and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death that would obsess Michael throughout adolescence and long into adulthood.
Finally, roughly his father’s age when he died, and a seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night. Died “after visiting friends,” the obituaries said. But the details beyond that were inconsistent. What friends? Where? At the heart of his quest is Michael’s all-too-silent, opaque mother, a woman of great courage and tenacity—and a steely determination not to look back.
Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive
Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: John Eldredge
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
There is a glory to life that most people-including believers-never see. In this insightful new book, John Eldredge presents the heart as central to life. Not only is the heart essential; the heart God has ransomed is also good. Building on these foundational truths, Eldredge shows readers why real Christianity is a process of restoration, where the broken parts of our hearts are mended and the captive parts are set free.
Waking the Dead leads listeners to understand how to live from the heart, care for their heart like the treasures of the kingdom, and give from fullness instead of emptiness. This message also shows how living from the heart can energize people to love God and others in a way they’ve never experienced, revealing to them life’s purpose: fighting for the hearts of others.
Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know
Business & Investing > Management & Leadership
Author: John Maxwell
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Unleash your leadership potential.
No matter who you are, you can lead—and lead well.
That is the message New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell gives in this power-packed guidebook: Leadership 101. Here the consummate leader offers a succinct and inspiring framework for enhancing the leadership abilities you already possess. Learn how to:
- Follow your vision and bring others with you
- Produce a lasting legacy
- Grow the loyalty of your followers
- Make continual investments in the quality of your leadership
- Increase your ability to influence others
- Determine your leadership “lid”
- Empower others through mentoring
- Create a foundation of trust
- Use self-discipline to improve your character—and your results
The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier
Business & Investing > Economics > Marketing & Sales
Author: Brian Tracy
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
Brian Tracy, one of the top professional speakers and sales trainers in the world today, found that his most important breakthrough in selling was the discovery that it is the “Psychology of Selling” that is more important than the techniques and methods of selling.
Tracy’s classic audio program, The Psychology of Selling, is the best-selling sales training program in history and is now available in expanded and updated book format for the first time. Salespeople will learn:
- “the inner game of selling”
- how to eliminate the fear of rejection
- how to build unshakeable self-confidence
Salespeople, says Tracy, must learn to control their thoughts, feelings, and actions to make themselves more effective.
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