Boyd Morrison tops today’s Buffet with Loch Ness Legacy, which is a fantastic thriller combining history, science and action. During a trek to Loch Ness, Scotland, a young Charles Darwin encounters a mysterious and terrifying creature that provides a spark for his evolutionary theory.

boydBoyd is an author, actor, engineer, and was a champion of the Jeopardy TV game show (in 2003). He started his career working on NASA’s space station project at Johnson Space Center. He then managed a video game testing group in Microsoft’s Xbox division before becoming a full-time writer. Boyd is also a professional actor, appearing in films, commercials, and stage plays. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife.

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The Loch Ness Legacy: Tyler Locke 4 (An International Thriller)

Action & Adventure > Technothrillers
Author: Boyd Morrison
The Loch Ness Legacy: Tyler Locke 4 (An International Thriller)

1827 — During a trek to Loch Ness, Scotland, a young Charles Darwin encounters a mysterious and terrifying creature that provides a spark for his evolutionary theory.

2013 — Almost two hundred years later and across the Channel in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is under attack. Only through detective work, intuition, and a judicious application of high-tech weaponry does former Army combat engineer Tyler Locke prevent a massacre.

What Tyler doesn’t know is that the assault is just the beginning of a conspiracy so dark that it not only threatens the lives of those he loves, but could also ignite World War III. Racing against time to uncover Darwin’s centuries-old secret, he must solve a series of cryptic clues to find a manuscript that has been so cleverly hidden it hasn’t been seen since the Victorian age.

Tyler’s quest takes him from the bustling tourist hotspots of Seattle to the splendor of Versailles to the remote Highlands of Scotland in a battle to reveal the shocking truth behind the legend of the Loch Ness monster.



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First Night and Ever Afters

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Lauren Blakely
First Night and Ever Afters

A sexy short story of handcuffs, lace and one hot night in a bar featuring supporting characters from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling novels TROPHY HUSBAND and PLAYING WITH HER HEART. 

Fiery bartender Julia Bell has been hit on by her fair share of customers and has never so much as batted an eye in response. After all, she wants a man who can claim her body AND captivate her mind. Enter Clay Nichols, the entertainment lawyer with a dirty mind and a mouth to match. Their connection is off the charts hot, but can it last beyond the first night?

Undaunted Love

Christian Fiction > Historical Romance
Author: Jennings Wright
Undaunted Love

Hugh Byrd, the cold, ambitious patriarch of Byrd’s Creek, is used to getting what he wants. And what he wants is the Colton’s prime land and the destruction of the Colton family. What he doesn’t count on is his own daughter falling in love with Rafe Colton.

Ripped apart by the Civil War, the young couple must find a way to keep their secret love alive. The end of the War should mean a joyous reconciliation, but when Rafe is accused of a terrible crime, he runs away, leaving Livvie behind once again. Will this finally break their bond, or will their love survive?

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Magic at Macy’s (Love in the City Short)

Short Stories > Romance > Holidays
Author: Liv Morris
Magic at Macy's (Love in the City Short)

Yale University freshman Ally Brown is spending her first Thanksgiving away from home. Feeling alone and restless in a deserted dormitory, she sets off on an adventure to tour the amazing holiday window displays along New York City’s Fifth Avenue.

But her plans get sidetracked as she switches from tourist to stalker after spotting her crush, Jack Prescott, who is taking the same train into the city. He’s the handsome Editor in Chief of the Yale Daily News and the man of her dreams–if only she could work up the courage to speak to him.

Certain that it would take a miracle for Jack to notice her, Ally experiences her own “Miracle on 34th Street” when things take an surprisingly romantic turn, thanks to a little Magic at Macy’s.

Eat for Heat: The Metabolic Approach to Food and Drink

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine
Author: Matt Stone
Eat for Heat: The Metabolic Approach to Food and Drink

Eat for Heat is best described as a complementary concept that has yet to be discussed anywhere in the world of health, diet, and nutrition.

The book takes a close look at the modern habit of compulsive beverage consumption, mass prescriptions to “drink 8, 8-ounce glasses of water per day,” phobias about salt and sugar, and turns them all upside down in classic 180DegreeHealth style.

The objective? Increase the concentration of the extracellular fluid (the fluid in our bodies) for increased core body temperature (rise in metabolism), increased circulation to the extremities for warm hands and feet, and taking the burden off of the stress system for far-reaching health and hormonal improvements.

The concept is extremely simple. The net sum of the food and beverages we consume can either concentrate or dilute our body fluids.  Eat for Heat discusses simple principles on how to make minor changes to your meals and drinking habits to keep your body in a better metabolic “zone” all day every day.

Dead Stop

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: D. Nathan Hilliard
Dead Stop

Welcome to the Textro Truck Stop…where they have hot food, hot coffee, and even hotter waitresses. It’s a slow Friday night at the Textro, and business isn’t expected to pick up until the football game lets out in nearby Masonfield. Deke, backed up by his friend Harley, is here on a mission of romance.

Rachel Sutherland has come to unwind from a bad day at the clinic. Thomas “Grandpa Tom” Burns and “Leaping” Larry Brown are just dropping in for some diesel and coffee while, across the diner, Holly just wants to get her socially disastrous boyfriend, Gerald, home. Waitresses Stacey and Marisa are taking it easy, serving the few patrons while waiting for the game crowd to arrive.

But things are about to get busy in an unexpected and very deadly way.

The Adventures of a Love Investigator

Self-Help > Love & Relationships
Author: Barbara Silkstone
The Adventures of a Love Investigator

Meet author Barbara Silkstone, who traveled the country for six years armed only with a tape recorder and a quirky sense of humor, listening to men talk about women, love, commitment, and male hopes and fears.

Women will enjoy this book for the insight it gives them into the male mind. Men will immediately compare themselves with the 527 Naked Men. Both genders will gain a new and often humorous perspective on the opposite sex. This is a work of True Fiction.

The Road to Key West

Action & Adventure > Humor & Satire
Author: Michael Reisig
The Road to Key West

In August of 1971, Kansas Stamps and Will Bell set out to become nothing more than commercial divers in the Florida Keys, but adventure, or misadventure, seems to dog them at every turn. They encounter a parade of bizarre characters, from part-time pirates and heartless larcenists, to Voodoo bokors, a wacky Jamaican soothsayer, and a handful of drug smugglers. Adding even more flavor to this Caribbean brew is a complicated romance, a lost Spanish treasure, and a pre antediluvian artifact created by a distant congregation who truly understood the term, “pyramid power.”

Running with Curves: Why You’re Not Too Fat to Run

Individual Sports > Running & Jogging
Author: Jill Angie
Running with Curves: Why You're Not Too Fat to Run, and the Skinny on How to Start Today

Do you think running sucks? Do you think you’re too fat to run? Look no further, because this is the book of running tips for you. With humor, compassion, and lots of love, Jill Angie delivers the goods: overcoming the challenges of running with an overweight body and giving your self-esteem an enormous boost in the process.

This isn’t a guide to running for weight loss, or a simple running plan. This book is specifically about how a woman carrying a few (or many) extra pounds can successfully become a runner in the body she has right now.

Drawing on 15 years of experience as a curvy runner, Jill gives you everything you won’t find in the typical beginner’s running book, such as standing up to your inner mean girl, finding the right sports bra, and building up your self-confidence one step at a time.

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Pirates of the Outrigger Rift

Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Gary Jonas, Bill D. Allen
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Pirates of the Outrigger Rift

From the author team of Bill D. Allen and Gary Jonas: Pirates of the Outrigger Rift!

When the security director of the powerful corporation Nebulaco dies under mysterious circumstances, courier Sai Collins has one last top-secret delivery to make for him. But she has a secret of her own; she’s a computer telepath who can connect to the grid without hardware.

It’s a talent she needs when she arrives at the drop point to make the delivery and is ambushed by heavily armed goons, barely escaping with her life. Now, caught in the crosshairs of feuding lords, unrelenting security forces, and dangerous outlaws, she’ll need some help to make it out alive. Enter a pair of unlikely allies also caught in the mix: charming, down-on-his-luck pilot Hank Jensen and jaded PI Mike Chandler. Their mission: take down the ruthless pirate who is bringing the galaxy to its knees with his bloody hijackings of corporate trade routes.

Unfolding at a break-neck pace, Pirates of the Outrigger Rift is the rollicking new sci-fi adventure of corporate espionage and interstellar piracy.

In the After

Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Demitria Lunetta
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
In the After

In debut author Demitria Lunetta’s heart-pounding thriller, one girl must fight for her survival in a world overrun by violent, deadly creatures. Perfect for fans of New York Times bestsellers like The 5th Wave and Across the Universe.

Amy Harris’s life changed forever when They took over. Her parents—vanished. The government—obsolete. Societal structure—nonexistent. No one knows where They came from, but these vicious creatures have been rapidly devouring mankind since They appeared. With fierce survivor instincts, Amy manages to stay alive—and even rescues “Baby,” a toddler who was left behind. After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope. On the surface, it appears to be a safe haven for survivors. But there are dark and twisted secrets lurking beneath that could have Amy and Baby paying with not only their freedom . . . but also their lives.

Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Historical Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: M. Louisa Locke
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Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

In this sequel to Maids of Misfortune, it is the fall of 1879 and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, has a problem. Despite her growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, Annie doesn’t believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for her advice.

Kathleen Hennessey, Annie Fuller’s young Irish maid, has a plan. When her mistress is asked to expose a fraudulent trance medium, Arabella Frampton, Kathleen is determined to assist in the investigation, just like the Pinkerton detectives she has read about in the dime novels.

Nate Dawson, up-and-coming San Francisco lawyer, has a dilemma. He wants to marry the unconventional Annie Fuller, but he doesn’t feel he can reveal his true feelings until he has a way to make enough money to support her.

A FALSE DAWN

Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Tom Lowe
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A FALSE DAWN ((Mystery/Thriller))

Sean O’Brien couldn’t remember the last time he made a promise and then broke it.  Many years ago his grandfather had taught him a “man’s word is his bond.”

It’s a personal code–a way O’Brien conducts his life.  He has every intention of keeping the promise he makes to wife, Sherri, right before her death.

After Sherri dies, O’Brien leaves his career as a homicide investigator with the Miami PD and relocates to a remote section of Florida wilderness on the banks of the St. Johns River.

He’s restoring an old home and trying to rebuild his life when he discovers a young woman badly beaten and left for dead near the alligator-infested river.  She whispers a cryptic message in O’Brien’s ear, and he makes a promise to her.

It’s an accord O’Brien believes the local police will fulfill.  But when authorities drag their feet on the investigation, O’Brien finds the promise he made to his dead wife is about to conflict with the promise he made to the woman who was savagely attacked.

The Villain’s Sidekick

Crime Fiction > Noir
Author: Stephen Brophy
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The Villain's Sidekick

When professional henchman Duke “HandCannon” LaRue runs afoul of the city’s protector, Nightguard, and his spritely sidekick Twiliter during a routine smash and grab job, everything he thinks he knows about villainy, heroism, and making a fast buck is about to get turned on his steel-plated head. The job goes south in a hurry, and his supervillainous employer, Dr. Eye, is none-too-thrilled about it. But those complications are nothing compared to an unexpected custody visit from his six-year-old daughter, the kind of kid who thinks her deadbeat dad hung the moon, not tried to blow it up.

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