Patricia McLinn tops today’s Buffet with Lost and Found Groom, the first installment in her “A Place Called Home” contemporary romance series. It’s a tale of powerful characters, strong interplay, and fiery moments.
Patricia attended Northwestern University, where she earned a BA in English Composition and added a Masters in Journalism. After graduation, she was a sportswriter at the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, and the Washington Post.
A friend introduced her to the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and Patricia began learning the craft of fiction writing. Her first romance, Hoops, was published in 1990 and was a finalist for RWA’s RITA Award.
Patrica is now a full-time writer living in Northern Kentucky. She’s published a non-fiction book on word usage — Word Watch: A Writer’s Guide to the Slippery, Sneaky, and Otherwise Tricky — and has started a mystery series with the pen name P.A. McLinn.
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Lost and Found Groom (A Place Called Home, Book 1)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Patricia McLinn
While following a story in distant Santa Estella, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner finds herself in the middle of a vicious hurricane . . . and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks virtually no English.
Fear leads to passion leads to their making a baby, a baby which Kendra fully expects to raise on her own, since her search for Matthew’s father – who she only knows as Paulo Ayudor – is a fruitless one.
Then, three years later, her “Paulo” shows up out of the blue at her home in Wyoming, speaking the perfect English of an American, and identifying himself as Daniel Delligati. He announces he’s come for his son . . . and for her.
Please Hug Me–I’ve Been Delayed
Travel > Reference > Humor
Author: Jeff Michaels
A Perfect Combination of Humor and Information for Travelers of all Types
If you are one of the nearly eight hundred million passengers who struggle to remain sane in the insane world of air travel each year, this book is for you.
• Secrets to scoring the lowest possible airfare
• Moves for getting through security in five minutes or less—every time
• Clever and entertaining techniques for wasting time in airports
• A five-minute program for overcoming the fear of flying
• Suggestions for handling Chronic Seat Kickers (CSKs) of all ages
• Tear-out forms for surviving an overnight stay in the airport
With humor and sincerity, Michaels takes you from the ground to the air and back again, offering well-researched, surprising, and unusual air travel trivia.
Feels Like the First Time: A True Love Story
Romance > Coming of Age
Author: Shawn Inmon
1975: Shawn meets Dawn, his one true love, when she moves into the vacant house next door. Many people spend their life searching in vain for happiness, but he was lucky; finding it at the tender age of fifteen.
1979: Shawn and Dawn are forbidden to see each other. Feeling he is harming her by being in her life, Shawn walks away from the love of his life, apparently forever.
2006: after decades of sadness and mourning the girl that got away, Shawn has a chance meeting with Dawn that might change his life forever… again. Can the sweet bond of first love not only survive, but flourish?
Feels Like the First Time helps you remember what it was like to come of age and fall in love in small town America in the 1970’s. No matter how much the world changes, some things, like timeless music, high school dances, making out in the backseat of a Chevy Vega, and of course true love, will always remain the same.
Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism
Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Author: Carl Medearis
Some of us fear moments when we need to defend our theology. Some of us seek them out. But we are seldom ready the way Jesus seemed to be ready. So how do we draw others to God in the midst of these ordinary conversations the way Jesus did?
In Speaking of Jesus, Carl Medearis draws on his experience of international reconciliation between Muslims and Christians to remind us of the heart of the matter: Jesus. Here he gives us tools, stories, and the foundation we need to move beyond “us” and “them” and simply talk about the One who changes it all.
Christmas Value Pack III – 200 Christmas Cookie Recipes
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Entertaining & Holidays > Christmas
Author: Pamela Kazmierczak
This cookbook has a wide variety of choices if you are looking for Christmas or Holiday Cookie Recipes. There are 200 recipes inside, with 50 recipes for Chocolate Cookies, 50 recipes for Cutout Cookies, 50 recipes for Spritz Cookies and 50 recipes for Thumbprint Cookies.
In My Arms (Philadelphia Series, Book 1)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Taryn Plendl
He’s deliciously handsome and completely arrogant. Exactly the last thing Ava needs on her first night out following her bad breakup.
New to the Philadelphia area, Trevor is instantly taken with Ava’s beauty and witty attitude. After sharing an unexpected but amazing kiss, Trevor manages to stick his foot in his mouth and watches as Ava walks out of his life before he has a chance to explain.
When the two unexpectedly cross paths again, they struggle with the undeniable chemistry between them. Ava fights to keep it platonic, afraid to get hurt again, as Trevor sets out to change her mind.
With a little bit of humor, a lot of drama, sexual frustration, dancing and plenty of alcohol, Ava realizes that Trevor just might actually be perfect for her.
Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Mystery)
Action & Adventure > Men’s Adventure
Author: Christopher Greyson
Police Officer Jack Stratton is hiding. Hiding from the world. From pain. From the memories of losing his best friend, Chandler, in Iraq.
Isolated from those he cares about, the last thing Jack expects to hear is; “Michelle is gone.” The words cut straight to his core. Chandler’s sister is missing. Although the police think she just took off he knows Michelle would never leave those she loved behind – like he did. Now he must take action, find Michelle and bring her home… or die trying.
The Day is a White Tablet
Author: Jill Fletcher Pelaez
In this gripping Southern saga, America is in the final days of the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict ever waged on her soil. Tench Traymore, a free black teen, has been following his older white cousin, Lance Traymore, as his cook. The two young men grew up together and are inseparable as they fight under the command of General Pickett.
But when Lance dies in battle, Tench is left alone. With a few of his cousin’s possessions — a horse called Night, his boots, and his journals—Tench travels home to Georgia. Discovering the Traymores have moved to Florida, he heads south in search of them. On this treacherous journey and encountering those who would stop him, Tench gains courage as he faces this changed world on his own.
Bet in the Dark
Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Rachel Higginson
All Ellie Harris wanted was a life of her own. In a shortsighted decision, she follows her high school boyfriend to college, only to get cheated on and then dumped. And to add insult to injury her overprotective family is suddenly clinging to her again, fighting to control every part of her life.
Bad luck follows her hasty decision and when her roommate steals her identity and leaves town, Ellie is left to clean up a gigantic mess. Fin Hunter insists Ellie owes him seven thousand dollars from an online poker game and he is determined to get it from her. Determined to keep her family out of her life, Ellie agrees to work for Fin in his illegal online poker operation. He’s given her six weeks to pay off the debt.
Soon sparks are flying between them and the only thing keeping her from falling for him is the debt she still owes and the money she doesn’t have.
Coyote in Provence (Coyote Series)
Mystery > Cozy
Author: Dianne Harman
What happens when the very beautiful and sexy Maria Brooks, now Elena Johnson, a woman hiding out in Provence, France, from the California legal authorities, meets Jordan Kramer, a handsome art theft detective from Los Angeles?
He’s looking for stolen California paintings reportedly for sale in Provence. She’s trying to stay under the radar. Both share a love of food and wine. Will Jordan find Pierre, the French chef who’s suspected of being the art theft? And who are those young Afghan girls hiding out in his parents’ home?
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The Disenchanted Widow
Literary Fiction > British & Irish
Author: Christina McKenna
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
It’s 1981 and Belfast is burning. So, too, is freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not much else. The Dentist, an IRA enforcer, is on her tail. He’s convinced that Bessie, with her “yella hair all puffed up like Merlin Monroe’s,” has absconded with the takings from a bank heist.
But car trouble strands mother and son in Tailorstown, a sleepy Ulster village. Bessie finds temporary work as housekeeper for the handsome and mysterious parish priest.
In the meantime, Lorcan Strong, an artist and a native of the village, is summoned home. He’s been shanghaied into forging paintings for the IRA. It’s work he cannot refuse; his mother and their business are under threat.
Yet things are not what they seem in quirky Tailorstown. There is a “sleeper” in the village. But who? Bizarrely, it is young Herkie, due to his childish curiosity, who unravels the mystery and saves the day.
Someone To Love (Someone To Love series)
Romantic Comedy > Coming of Age
Author: Addison Moore
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across the country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately that’s exactly what gorgeous Cruise Elton offers. Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself.
So Kendall devises a plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself—Garrison University’s own playboy. But as real feelings emerge, the game gets complicated, and Kendall and Cruise will find themselves questioning everything they thought they knew about love.
This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories — to teach those who would follow in his footsteps.
There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together.
There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change.
And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple — and where it may lead is never certain.
Choice of Weapon – Action Adventure
Action & Adventure > War & Military
Author: C Marten-Zerf
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Garrett is an ex-soldier, forged in the flames of war.
Now he hides from his terrible past. Reclusive. Alone.
But one phone call drags him back. An old friend needs his help and Garrett is her ultimate Choice of Weapon.
He leaves the safety of his mountain retreat to once again enter a world of violence and depravity that will force him to react in the only way that he knows how. A way he swore never to follow again…
Animal Kingdom: An Apocalyptic Novel
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Iain Rob Wright
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Aside from being freakishly tall, Joe is just an ordinary divorcee taking his son, Danny, to the zoo for his weekend of custody. Everything is going great until a bizarre snake attack sends everybody in the zoo running for cover. It isn’t long before Joe realizes that there is a lot more going on than a simple snake attack – and if the hungry lions, furious gorillas, and rampaging elephants have anything to do about it, there will be more bloodshed to come.
All of the world’s animals are attacking and no one knows why. The only thing that is certain is that man has suddenly fallen to the bottom of the food chain.
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