USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates tops today’s Buffet with Hajar’s Hidden Legacy from her “Beasts of the Desert” series.

maiseyMaisey writes hot contemporary romances, from sexy sheikhs to cocky cowboys. She lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband.

Maisey sold her first book four years ago at age 23. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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Hajar’s Hidden Legacy (Beasts of the Desert)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Maisey Yates
Hajar's Hidden Legacy (Beasts of the Desert)

Princess Katharine has always been destined for a political marriage. Her heart heavy, she prepares to meet her future husband—the man whisperers in his royal kingdom call the Beast of Hajar.…

Concealing his disfigurement from public scrutiny, Sheikh Zahir rules his country from within the castle walls, allowing no one in. Until duty demands he carry on the Hajar family dynasty, and allow his new bride to cross the threshold.

Zahir expects Katharine to flee at first sight. Yet her unflinching gaze fires Zahir’s blood, their attraction burning hotter than the scorching desert sands.…


The Silversmith (A David Wolf Thriller)

Action & Adventure > Thrillers
Author: Jeff Carson
The Silversmith (A David Wolf Thriller)

Sergeant David Wolf has been waiting sixteen years for today’s opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his late father — to become Sheriff of the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. What he’s offered, however, isn’t quite what he’s expecting. And for Wolf, refusing turns out to be harder, and much deadlier, than he could have anticipated.

When a rich and powerful enemy corrupts the RPPD from within, Wolf becomes hunted by his own police force, along with a special forces killing machine who’s psychotic lust for blood is never denied.

I’ll Catch You (Kimani Romance)

Romance > Sports > African American
Author: Farrah Rochon
I'll Catch You (Kimani Romance)

Cedric Reeves has just been sidelined, and the bad-boy pro footballer suddenly finds himself without an agent or a prayer of getting back in the game. What he needs is someone pulling for him…someone like gorgeous go-getter Payton Mosely.

A media-hounded celebrity like Cedric is just what the ambitious up-and-comer Payton needs to jump-start her career. That’s why she’s waging a no-holds-barred campaign to land the Saber running back as her first client. But how’s the NFL sports agent supposed to keep things strictly professional when Cedric pursues her with a passion no sane woman can resist? Could this sexy bad boy be good for her after all?

Kiss Me

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Kristine Mason
Kiss Me

After a series of bad relationships, Jenna Cooper wants a sex buddy—no-strings, no emotional involvement, and absolutely no expectations of commitment. She sets her sights on Luke Sinclair. A player and commitment-phobe, he’d make the perfect boy toy. Only Luke’s tired of playing the scene and wants a serious relationship with Jenna, not a series of one-night-stands.

When Luke makes Jenna an offer she can’t refuse, the sexual tension between them combusts and their emotional chemistry becomes too hard for Jenna to ignore. They both end up with more than either bargained for, especially when Jenna’s wild past is exposed and threatens to tear their relationship apart. Now Luke will do anything to make things right between them, but knows it’s going to take more than a kiss…

The Pursuit of Cool

Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Robb Skidmore
The Pursuit of Cool

Tells the story of Lance Rally and his turbulent college years. He faces pressure to live up to his super-achieving family and is fueled by grandiose ambition. He wants to become a success but is easily distracted and obsessed with pop culture. He also has a deeply romantic nature and though inept he is sincere and falls in love quickly. He discovers emotional complexities as relationships with a beautiful psych major and a feisty goth girl change him.

Friendships with a punk rock actor and a subversive scholar challenge his future plans. This journey is a funny and emotional ride through album covers, dance techniques, all-nighter revelations, and corporate internships gone bad. The story comes alive with music and movies which give Lance solace as he questions his beliefs and his heart gets crushed. He tries to capture that elusive quality, that magic of youth, the essence that is “cool.”

Facebook Marketing That Doesn’t Suck

Marketing > Direct
Author: Michael Rogan, Steve Ure, Desy Simmons
Facebook Marketing That Doesn't Suck (Vol.3 of the Punk Rock Marketing Collection)

Facebook marketing may not save your business, but it can certainly be a fast, effective, and rather cheap way to reach new customers and turn those customers into lifelong die-hard fans. But most small businesses royally screw up their Facebook marketing. That’s because all the Facebook gurus talk about “engagement” and “being authentic.”

Unfortunately, “engagement” doesn’t always lead to sales. And “being authentic” is about as vague as a presidential debate.

Making Facebook marketing work for your business requires a simple, but clear, series of steps.

And in Facebook Marketing That Doesn’t Suck I’ve tried to dispell so much of the bullcrap surrounding Facebook marketing and cut straight to what actually works.

A Night Encounter

Contemporary Fiction > Women’s Fiction
Author: Suzanne Jenkins
A Night Encounter

A very short story about regrets and self-forgiveness. A daughter’s disrespect borne of sibling rivalry comes back to haunt her in a most unusual and gentle way.

The Lawman Claims His Bride (Love Inspired Historical)

Christian Fiction > Historical Romance
Author: Renee Ryan
The Lawman Claims His Bride (Love Inspired Historical)

For five years, U.S. Marshal Logan Mitchell has dreamed of returning to his sweetheart in Denver. He never imagined he’d find Megan Goodwin locked in a prison cell. Megan has no memory of what happened the night the outlaw was murdered. And though Logan is sure of her innocence, proving it is only half the battle.

Remembering the killer’s identity will clear Megan’s name but could lead danger right to her door. Logan will protect her life with his. But forging a true marriage takes trust, faith and the courage to open their hearts to God’s plan—wherever it leads….

White Christmas

Romance > Holidays
Author: Emma Lee-Potter
White Christmas

Everyone dreams of a White Christmas. But nobody dreams of one quite as much as Hal Benson. An out-of-work actor, Hal has been hired as a stand-in weather forecaster by a ratings-chasing news channel. Hal couldn’t care less whether it rains or not. It is just a job.

But then he meets Lizzie Foster. A rival weather forecaster, on a far more serious channel, Lizzie is bright, determined, fascinated by meteorology – and very, very beautiful. She is the complete opposite of Hal. And yet sometimes opposites attract.

After meeting at a conference – and after a spark develops between them – Lizze and Hal make a bet live on air. Will it snow on Christmas Day? But as the big day approaches, their relationship turns out to be as unpredictable as the weather. And sometimes as stormy.

At The Walls Of Galbrieth (Wycaan Master)

Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: Alon Shalev
At The Walls Of Galbrieth (Wycaan Master)

The young elf desired only to follow in his mother’s footsteps and become a healer. But when the Emperor’s army attacks his village to punish traitors and conscript youth, Seanchai flees to the mountains, seeking safe harbor with an uncle he has never met. He is shocked as many people sacrifice their lives to ensure he reaches a Wycaan Master, an enigmatic woman named Mhari, who can teach him to wield a powerful death-and-life magic that might just free the races of Odessiya.

In a world defined by strict racial boundaries, where humans rule, dwarves hide deep underground, and elves are a slave nation, Seanchai must find a way to create friendships and trust, unheard of since the fall of the Wycaan Masters, and reunite the races into an alliance that will bring freedom to all.

But sometimes one must choose between his companions and his destiny. Seanchai abhors his ability to kill and, in the friendships he forges, discovers something potentially more powerful than his magic.

The Maid’s Daughter (Harlequin Desire)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Janice Maynard
The Maid's Daughter (Harlequin Desire)

He thought he was finished rescuing damsels in distress. After all, hadn’t playing hero gotten millionaire Devlyn Wolff into enough trouble? Still, when a car accident lands Gillian Carlyle at his feet, he can’t walk away…even when he learns of her connection to his past.

Giving Gillian a job with his new business venture is not Devlyn’s way of assuaging age-old guilt. Nor is it a way to keep her close. At least he tells himself that, even as he knows seducing the maid’s daughter will lead him where he never meant to go….

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Vanished In The Dunes (A Hamptons Mystery)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Allan Retzky
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Vanished In The Dunes (A Hamptons Mystery)

Amos Posner has a lovely house in the upscale Hamptons beach community of eastern Long Island. But recent events in Amos’s life are preventing him form enjoying it.  His employer, an international trading firm, fired him after making him the scapegoat for some shady business deals.  His wife, a highly successful Manhattan lawyer, has not taken kindly to his job situation, and their marriage is under considerable stress.

Amos is spending most of his time at the beach house, alone, and not at all happy.  So he is highly vulnerable when a beautiful woman approaches him on a bus – the Hampton Jitney – from Manhattan to the Hamptons and persuades him to show her around the area on her day off from her job as a psychiatric resident at a Manhattan hospital.  When Amos reluctantly agrees, he gets far more than an ego boost. He gets a nightmare beyond imagination.  And the cascading events could cost him more than the loss of his job and his wife. They could cost him his life.

The Marriage Bargain

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Jennifer Probst
Regular Price $7.99, Today $1.99
The Marriage Bargain

The sizzling first book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling “Marriage to a Billionaire” trilogy by “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA TODAY) Jennifer Probst.

A marriage in name only…

To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend’s older brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart. Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his uncle’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he’s offers Alexa a bold proposition.

A marriage in name only with certain rules: Avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn’t be that hard to follow, right? Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans….

The Seventh Day

Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Scott Shepherd
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
The Seventh Day

Seven years after the Strangers decimated the planet, Joad is one of the Remaining, the few left unharmed when most of humanity was obliterated. He was halfway around the world when disaster struck and has been trying ever since to get home to Nemo, where he prays his wife waits for him.

Days from his destination, Joad’s thrown off-course by four merciless brothers who glide across The Flats in a pirate ship. In his escape, Joad reluctantly gains new companions. Together, they journey through a landscape equally beautiful and haunting, mysterious and magical—including The Fields, the deadly territory between them and Nemo. Filled with hope, horror, and wonder; The Seventh Daypresents a world we haven’t yet encountered but could just be around the corner.

Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Business & Investing > Skills > Communications
Author: Al Pittampalli
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Read This Before Our Next Meeting

How many times have you dreaded going to a meeting either because you viewed it as a waste of time or because you weren’t prepared. Dread no longer: Read This Before Our Next Meeting not only explains what’s wrong with “the meeting,” and meeting culture, but suggests how to make meetings more effective, efficient, and worthy of attending. It assesses when it’s necessary to skip the meeting and get right to work.

Al Pittampalli shares examples of transforming workplaces by revamping the purpose of the meeting and a company’s meeting culture. This book belongs on the shelf of any employee, employer and company looking to revolutionize what it means to do “work” all day and how to do it. Simply put: Stop wasting time. Read This Before Our Next Meeting is the call to action you (or your boss) needs to create the company that does the meaningful work it was created to do.

Steel Boat Iron Hearts: The Wartime Saga of Hans Goebeler and U-505

Biographies & Memoirs > Military
Author: Hans Goebeler, John Vanzo
Regular Price $14.99, Today $3.99
Steel Boat Iron Hearts: The Wartime Saga of Hans Goebeler and U-505

Hans Goebeler is known as the man who “pulled the plug” on U-505 in 1944 to keep his beloved U-boat out of Allied hands. ‘Steel Boat, Iron Hearts’ is his no-holds-barred account of service aboard a combat U-boat. It is the only full-length memoir of its kind, and Goebeler was aboard for every one of U-505’s war patrols.

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