Cameron Jace tops today’s Buffet with The Grimm Diaries Prequels, Volume 1 through 6. This set includes the books Snow White Blood Red, Ashes to Ashes & Cinder to Cinder, Beauty Never Dies, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, and Blood Apples.
These short books are written in the form of epistolary diary entries told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm.
Cameron likes to think of these Grimm Prequels as “snapshots of a magical land you’re about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples — once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.” He writes books basically to amuse himself by creating something he can’t find elsewhere. “Everything I do is for fun, so don’t take me seriously, and never call me a writer,” Cameron says. “I hate that. I prefer the word ‘Storyteller.’
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The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 1- 6:
Young Adult > Fantasy
Author: Cameron Jace
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.
List of the available Grimm Diaries Prequels:
The Grimm Prequels 1-6:
1 Snow White Blood Red
narrated by The Snow White Queen
2 Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder
narrated by Alice Grimm
3 Beauty Never Dies
narrated by Peter Pan
4 Ladle Rotten Rat Hut
narrated by Little Red Riding Hood
5 Mary Mary Quite Contrary
narrated by the Devil
6 Blood Apples
narrated by Prince Charming
The Blue Umbrella
Author: Mike Mason
When Zac Sparks’s mother dies, he’s sent to live in Five Corners with his cruel old Aunties. It isn’t long before Zac knows something strange is going on. Five Corners is populated with weird characters—a midget butler, a girl who doesn’t speak, a blind balloon seller, a mysterious singer, and the Aunties’ father, Dada. Zac’s first encounter with Dada is so terrifying that he faints dead away.
The one bright spot is Sky Porter, a friendly soul who encourages Zac and shows him kindness. But Sky isn’t what he seems either, and when Zac learns Sky’s amazing secret he sees that this wonderful man may have a very dark side as well. Discovering that Dada is an evil magician who is intent on stealing the ultimate treasure, Zac knows that many lives are at stake, including his own.
Flabbergasted ( Book 1)
Christian Fiction > Romantic Comedy
Author: Ray Blackston
The new guy in town goes to church to meet girls–and finds an unlikely assortment of believers who turn his perceptions of God upside down.
Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons
Business & Investing > Skills > Communications
Author: Jerry Weissman
World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he’s learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often.
This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation: Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.
Green to Go (Buck Reilly Adventures)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: John H. Cunningham
Buck Reilly went to hell and back in Red Right Return. In Green to Go, it’s a one-way trip. Good news turns bad fast, and the bad just keeps coming in this thrilling new Buck Reilly adventure. The unexpected contents of his parent’s Swiss bank account offer Buck a chance to dig himself out of the hole he’s been in since the recession hit, but first he must recover the treasure maps and clues he lost at sea. Those plans get put on hold when a friend is accused of orchestrating the biggest theft in Key West’s sordid history, and the FBI uses Buck’s past against him to demand that he search for the thieves who fled aboard a hundred year-old schooner.
No good deed goes unpunished, and Buck’s dogged by greed and double-crosses from Key West to the Bahamas and points south. His hunt for the missing treasure pits him against a crazed mercenary, Peruvian rebels, rogue Cuban Secret Police and a beautiful woman torn between turning Buck over to the authorities or succumbing to his charm.
Twas The Night Before Christmas
Children’s Books > Christmas
Author: Clement C. Moore
This edition has been edited By Santa Claus for the benefit of children of the 21st century
Slow Cooker 101
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Slow Cookers
Author: Perrin Davis
This new series by Surrey Books launches with an everything-you-need-to-know guide to using the slow cooker, and features 101 delicious, diverse, and recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure you have success every time you make one.
Featuring a detailed introduction that covers the basics of slow-cooking and discusses helpful how-to’s, insider tips, and keys to best results, this book–and all the books in the 101 series–features a simple, contemporary-looking design that’s as clear-cut as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that accentuate the book’s visual appeal. This is a practical, hands-on kitchen resource that will also look great on the shelf–and because its flex-binding is sewn, it’s supremely easy to keep open and flat on your kitchen counter while you’re cooking from it.
Perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons, Slow Cooker 101’s breadth of recipes are drawn from a wide range of culinary traditions.
Necrophobia: A Zombie Apocalypse Novel
Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Jack Hamlyn
An ordinary summer’s day. The grass is green, the flowers are blooming. All is right with the world. Then the dead start rising. From cemetery and mortuary, funeral home and morgue, they flood into the streets until every town and city is infested with walking corpses, blank-eyed eating machines that exist to take down the living. The world is a graveyard. And when you have a family to protect, it’s more than survival. It’s war.
The Truth About Getting the Best from People
Business & Investing > Management & Leadership
Author: Martha I. Finney
Martha Finney shares over 60 proven principles for achieving employee engagement one-hundred percent of the time. This new edition features more than 15 new truths including: managing virtual teams, building persuasive skills, tuning into your own unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, and identifying and cultivating individual high performers.
Historical Romance > Scottish
Author: Tracy Brogan
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
To seal a fragile truce, Fiona Sinclair’s brothers trade her in marriage to their sworn enemy. Though devastated by their betrayal, she has little choice in the matter, for if she refuses, her innocent young sister must take her place. The spirited Fiona is willing to sacrifice her freedom to protect her kin, but she vows never to surrender her heart.
As the eldest son of a clan chief, Myles Campbell is accustomed to having his own way. But when the king of Scotland commands he wed a defiant Highland lass instead of a French mademoiselle, Myles must obey his royal duty. Meeting his bride for the first time on their wedding day, he is pleased to discover the lass is a beauty, but she quickly proves she’d just as soon kill him as kiss him.
When two such warrior spirits collide, sparks fly, igniting a fiery passion that strains against the bonds of family honor, clan loyalty— and the ultimate surrender—love.
Time Walkers 2 Book Bundle: The Legend of the Bloodstone, Return of the Pale Feather
Romance > Historical > Viking
Author: E.B. Brown
Regular Price $3.99, Today $0.99
When college student Maggie McMillan is sent back to 1622 Virginia by the power of a magical Bloodstone, she is captured by Winkeohkwet, a warrior torn between his duty to kill her and his desire to keep her. Thrust into a life she had only read about in history books, Maggie must struggle to survive in a world gone mad. Cursed with the knowledge of what the future holds for both the English and the Powhatan people, Maggie and Winn fight to hold onto the ties that bind them.
Old Norse magic and ancient bloodlines brought them together, but their future remains unwritten. As danger and magic test the bond of blood between them, they must embrace their demons – or risk losing everything.
Dying to Tell (A Slaughter Creek Novel)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Rita Herron
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
What happened to Sadie Nettleton’s twin sister at the psychiatric hospital all those years ago? Sadie Nettleton fled Slaughter Creek ten years ago, leaving behind the only home she’d ever known—and the only man she ever loved. Unable to cope with her sister’s madness, or the terrible secret she and her sister share, Sadie swore never to return. But when her grandfather is murdered, and her sister charged with the crime, Sadie has no choice but to come back and face the ghosts of the past…
For Sheriff Jake Blackwood, time has not dimmed the love he felt for Sadie Nettleton—or the pain of her leaving. Now that she’s back, he’s determined to help her uncover the truth about her grandfather’s death and what happened to her sister at the asylum. As their investigation leads them deeper into a world of secrets, lies, and betrayal in Slaughter Creek, Sadie becomes the target of a madman who will do anything to keep the truth buried. Jake would give his life to protect Sadie. But can he again risk giving her his heart?
Unsound (A Lei Crime Companion Novel)
Author: Toby Neal
Regular Price $4.99, Today $0.99
Dr. Caprice Wilson, police psychologist, has spent her life unraveling the mysteries of the human mind—only to find herself in a deep crisis. Caprice prescribes herself a walkabout and goes hiking on Maui—but the solitary retreat she has in mind does not go as planned. Caprice faces an enemy she never knew she had and wrestles with questions of hope, identity, loss, and the nature of psychopathy in a cat-and-mouse game with survival at stake.
The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
Christian Living > Personal Growth
Author: Lee Strobel
Regular Price $9.99, Today $3.79
In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God’s unique son.
But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, ‘Objection!’ They say, ‘If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?’ Or, ‘If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard of him?’ Or, ‘If God cares for everyone, then why does he eternally torture some in hell?’
In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief–the eight ‘heart’ barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with formidable intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.
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