Bestselling author Laura Wright tops today’s Buffet with First Ink from her “Wicked Ink Chronicles” new adult romance series.
Laura is passionate about romantic fiction. Though she has spent most of her life immersed in acting, singing and competitive ballroom dancing, when she found the world of writing and books and endless cups of coffee she knew she was home.
Laura is the author of the bestselling “Mark of the Vampire” series and the USA Today bestselling series “Bayou Heat,” which she co-authors with Alexandra Ivy.
Laura lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young children and three loveable dogs.
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First Ink (Wicked Ink Chronicles)
Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Laura Wright
Women in his bed, celebs and rockers in his chair and a killer bank account at his disposal, life is pretty freaking swell. Then she walks back into it again. With her mismatched eyes, perfect pink mouth and a laugh that still haunts him, she gave him nothing but marvelous misery. Now she wants his hands on her again. Not for pleasure, but for pain. For Ink. A bleeding heart to match the one she left him with five years ago.
She can’t forget him. No matter how hard she’s tried. The pain she caused him in the past eats at her daily, and she can’t move on with her life. But she has a plan, a hope for redemption – a way for him to take his revenge out on her flesh. But it’ll only work if he lets her inside his exclusive world, under his famous artist’s needle and into his bed—and heart-once again.
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Emerge (Evolve Series)
New Adult & College > Coming of Age
Author: S.E. Hall
Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her since Evan, her best friend, has coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.
Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life.
Dream Of You (A Laurel Heights Novel)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Kate Perry
A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 5
Love sucks. Lola Carmichael’s known it since her boyfriend broke up with her the night she expected him to propose. Only with a deadline looming for her next romance novel, she better find inspiration fast.
Enter arrogant sports radio DJ Sam Touchdown Taylor. Who’d have thought a playboy ex-jock would be just what she needs to get her creative juices flowing…and her heart beating again.
When Lola discovers Sam is using her to win back his dream job, she knows she should give up on Happily Ever After, but part of her hopes heroes do exist…and dreams do come true.
Chasing China: A Daughter’s Quest for Truth
Women’s Fiction > Sagas
Author: Kay Bratt
Mia is a confused soul. After being adopted as a toddler, she’s led a life of comfort surrounded by loving parents and a pack of protective brothers. Now she’s in college with only a few years until obtaining a degree that will allow her to use her past to help others. Then why all of a sudden does she feel so unsettled?
It all boils down to the reality that she was found wandering alone in a Chinese train station so long ago. Deciding she must face her past to embrace her future, Mia takes a journey to the mysterious land of her birth on a mission to find answers. As she follows the invisible red thread back through her motherland, she finds herself enamored by the history and culture of her heritage–strengthening her resolve to get to the truth, even as Chinese officials struggle to keep it buried.
The Social Media WHY: A Practical Guide to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogs
Business > Web Marketing
Author: Crystal Washington
The Internet and social media have created a new group of Haves and Have-Nots in business. The Haves enjoy a competitive advantage, access to nearly unlimited information, and are pushing the Have-Nots out of leadership roles (and sometimes jobs) in organizations.
In The Social Media WHY, marketing strategist and international speaker Crystal Washington dispels the myths surrounding using social media for business and concisely demonstrates the very practical ways that innovative professionals are using social media to become more efficient, effective and connected.
Valley of Chaya
Christian Fiction > Suspense
Author: Tracey Hoffmann
Ashok and Shanti lead a very simple life and they love each other more than anything else. They’re a couple of street kids living in Mumbai with high expectations of a better life tomorrow. Their lives are changed in an instant when Shanti is abducted by strangers.
At the same time Australian teenager Charlotte Turner is preparing to embark on a long awaited trip to India. Despite a major planning setback and family difficulties Charlotte leaves for India, but with very mixed emotions.
Cursed (Book 1)
Fantasy > Paranormal
Author: Tara Brown
One tragic event can change everything in a life. It can change the way we see the world around us. Sometimes it can change the worlds we see. Worlds we didn’t know existed.
When she slips into the In-Between for a few seconds she sees him. He’s more beautiful than anything she has ever seen before. She’s drawn to him in a way she can’t explain.
Between the popular girls being poisoned and love’s first kiss, she hardly has time to chase down a mystery man.
As the poison that sent her to the In-Between wreaks havoc on her body, the man she met there is equally damaging on her heart.
Untraceable (The Nature of Grace, Book 1)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: S. R. Johannes
Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival. When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.
One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.
Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.
Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: Tara Brown
A man once told me there are infinite places love will take you, but revenge is the business of hate and there is only one place hate will take you, the end. The end of you and the end of everything you once stood for. His words still echo in my mind, next to the images of the millions of places I might have gone.
Amillia Morgenstein wants nothing but freedom. Freedom to choose the man she marries and the life she lives. She wants nothing but the boy she can never have, Maddox.
Her world is turned upside down when her brother betrays their whole family, in a deal to trade Amillia to a Duke named Herrick and overthrow their father.
S’wanee: A Paranoid Thriller
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Don Winston
High school senior Cody’s prayers are answered when he’s recruited on scholarship to the college of his dreams: a stunning and prestigious school tucked high in the Tennessee hills.
But the dream turns living nightmare when his classmates start to die off mysteriously. Is it Cody’s imagination, or are his friends’ tragic deaths a sinister legacy handed down through the generations? And is he next on the roll call?
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Laini Taylor
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is–and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
Blood Money (Jack Swyteck Novel)
Thrillers > Legal
Author: James Grippando
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
New York Times bestselling author James Grippando delivers a powerful, nonstop thrill ride ripped from the headlines. Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck is back in his most frightening case yet, and this time the price of victory is measured in blood.
It is the most sensational murder trial since O. J. Simpson’s. The nation is obsessed with Sydney Bennett, a sexy nightclub waitress and good-time girl accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter for cramping her party life. When he had agreed to defend Sydney, Jack Swyteck knew he’d be taking on the toughest and most controversial case of his career.
Millions of “TV jurors” have convicted Sydney in the court of public opinion.
When the shocking verdict of not guilty is announced, citizens across the country are outraged, and Jack is bombarded by the fallout: angry, profanity-laced phone calls and even outright threats. Media-fed rumors of “blood money”—purported seven-figure book and movie deals—ratchet up the hysteria, putting Jack’s client and everyone around her at risk.
Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919
History > United States > 20th Century
Author: Stephen Puleo
Regularly $16.00, Today $2.99
Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston’s North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-“Oh my God!” he shouted to the other men, “Run!”
A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour. It demolished wooden homes, even the brick fire station. The number of dead wasn’t known for days. It would be years before a landmark court battle determined who was responsible for the disaster.
True Love at Silver Creek Ranch
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Emma Cane
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99
Adam Desantis is back—bruised, battle-weary and sexier than ever! Not that Brooke Thalberg is in the market. The beautiful cowgirl of Silver Creek Ranch needs a cowboy for hire, not a boyfriend—though the gaggle of grandmas at the Widows’ Boardinghouse thinks otherwise. But from the moment she finds herself in Adam’s arms, she’s shocked to discover she may just want more.
Adam knows it’s crazy to tangle with Brooke, especially with the memories that still haunt him, and the warm welcome her family has given him. But he finds himself in a fix, because tender-loving Brooke is so much more woman than he ever imagined. Can a soldier battling demons give her the love she clearly deserves?
Just about everybody in Valentine thinks so!
Starcraft II: Flashpoint
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Christie Golden
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
The sinister zerg leader no longer commands her legions of bloodthirsty aliens against the humans of the Koprulu sector, all thanks to the combined courage and tenacity of Jim Raynor, General Horace Warfield, and a mismatched team of Dominion soldiers and outlaw rebels.
Although the queen is no more, Sarah Kerrigan is very much alive. The woman who once controlled countless alien minds in a rampage across the stars has been spirited away by the man who dethroned her. Now Arcturus Mengsk’s Dominion armada is on her heels, roaring for blood. Jim Raynor will need to test his strength, his wit, and his loyalties against impossible odds to protect the woman he loves. StarCraft II: Flashpoint bridges the events that take place in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and the upcoming StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Featuring never-before-seen glimpses into Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan’s past, this novel opens a window into a world of passion, action, and adventure.