Three-time Golden Heart finalist Norah Wilson tops today’s Buffet with Saving Grace, the second installment in her “Serve and Protect” romantic suspense series.
Although she’s been quite successful with traditional book publishing, the revolution in reading sparked by Amazon’s Kindle has enabled Norah to take her writing career to the next level. E-books have allowed her to publish her romantic suspense stories that didn’t quite fit for traditional publishers, but which have been very well received by readers.
Norah also co-writes a young-adult series with Heather Doherty. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband, two YA kids, a Rotti-Shepherd cross and a tuxedo cat.
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Saving Grace (Serve and Protect Series)
Author: Norah Wilson
After wrecking her car and waking in hospital with amnesia, fledgling reporter Grace Morgan has no idea why she’d been in the process of leaving the husband she loves so dearly. Her husband, Police Detective Ray (Razor) Morgan tells her she was leaving him for another man, but that just can’t be so. Can it? She’s determined to remember, even if it kills her. And it just might. When bullets start to fly, Ray is forced to take the wife he believes faithless on the lam until they can figure out who is trying to kill them.
Ladd Springs (Ladd Springs, Book 1)
Mystery > Cozy
Author: Dianne Venetta
Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the Tennessee forest. Both are after title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, a tract of land worth millions. But Ernie Ladd, current owner of the property and uncle to Delaney, is adamantly opposed to them both.
Felicity Wilkins, Delaney’s daughter, deserves to inherit her family’s legacy, but neighbor Clem Sweeney is working against her, ingratiating himself with Ernie Ladd. Clem is also harboring a secret that will make him a very wealthy man–unless the others stop him before he can bring it to fruition.
Complicating matters is Annie Owens. Ex-girlfriend to Jeremiah Ladd, Ernie’s estranged son lining in Atlanta, she declares her daughter Casey is Jeremiah’s, making Casey every bit as entitled to the property as Felicity–only Annie hasn’t proven this claim. Yet.
All are fighting to get the property, but only one will walk away with the gold.
Author: Julia Barrett
Security consultant Ben McCall is alone. His wife and unborn child are dead, victims of an assassination attempt meant for someone else. He blames himself. Grieving, he disappears, dead to almost everyone and everything from his past. When his best friend is in danger Ben resurfaces, only to find his friend isn’t the target of a murderer, he is.
Grace Adams is one of the walking wounded. A pain specialist who treats cancer patients, she’s lost her new husband to leukemia. One night she finds herself incapacitated by a severe headache. From out of nowhere a man comes to her aid. He’s the man she fell in love with years before, Ben McCall. As the passion between them reignites, Grace too becomes a target of the madman who stalks Ben.
Now it’s not just their rekindled love at stake, it’s their very lives.
The Eden Diet
Religion & Spirituality > Diets & Weight Loss
Author: Rita Hancock MD
The Eden Diet Christian weight loss program was created by Dr. Rita Hancock, a medical doctor with ivy league training in nutrition and the psychology of obesity as well as personal experience overcoming childhood-onset morbid obesity (and keeping the weight off for over 25 years).
The plan is about rejecting the diet mentality and re-learning how to eat the way God originally intended: with joy rather than guilt. You get to eat not only the healthy food that your body craves for nourishment, but also delicious treats such as cheeseburgers, pizza, and rich, delicious desserts. The key is to eat your treats in smaller portions than the world would have you believe is normal and only when you’re physically rather than emotionally hungry. When you’re emotionally hungry, Dr. Rita gives you specific tools for how to employ your faith to find willpower against unnecessary eating.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Derek Ciccone
As the fearless international correspondent for GNZ News, JP Warner has always risked his life to beat the competition to the story, and received all the notoriety and riches that comes with it. But an event makes him realize that there’s no end to the chase, and the further he runs, the more he loses himself. So he decides to leave the jaded industry, and returns to the idyllic Connecticut town he grew up in, hoping to rediscover the person he once was.
But any chance to find peace shatters when he looks into the eyes of local policeman Kyle Jones. JP sees the same look he’s seen in the many fanatics he’s covered over the years. And soon finds himself on a collision course with Officer Jones, while also battling the forces within himself, as he races to cover the biggest story of his life.
Comic-Con Strikes Again! (Kindle Single)
Graphic Novels > Popular Culture
Author: Douglas Wolk
Comic-Con International is the world capital of fandom. Every year, 130,000 people flock to San Diego for a five-day marathon of Hollywood star power, sensory overload, gigantic shopping bags, grand feats of imagination, tacky nostalgia, very long lines, and people dressed up as Princess Leia. It’s the place where people who love the fantastic side of culture go to express that love, and where the companies that want to sell them fantasies in every possible medium try desperately to woo them.
Douglas Wolk (author of the Eisner Award-winning “Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean”) plunges into Comic-Con’s bizarre collision of fans and franchises, and looks at what happens when the marketers of movies, TV shows, comics and games meet their most devoted, most demanding consumers.
Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence
Theology > Ethics
Author: Preston Sprinkle, Shane Claiborne
Fight explores violence in the Bible and challenges us to live out Jesus’ call to non-violence. With prophetic relevance, New York Times bestselling author Preston Sprinkle tackles the controversy surrounding violence and grapples with surprising conclusions. Anyone who has struggled with the morality of violence will appreciate this convincing biblical guide.
35 Italian Recipes For Your Slow Cooker – Fabulous Italian Meals and Italian Cuisine
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Italian
Author: Pamela Kazmierczak
If you are trying to find a variety of Italian dishes to try this might be the cookbook for you. Using a slow cooker to prepare your meal will help make preparing delicious Italian food recipes much easier.
This book is all about Italian Cuisine. There are 35 different Italian recipes to choose from in this edition, I am sure you will find something you enjoy!
The type of slow cooker recipes you will find inside 35 Italian Recipes For Your Slow Cooker – Fabulous Italian Meals and Italian Cuisine includes soups, pastas, stews and more.
Come Back To Me
Romance > New Adult
Author: Julia Barrett
Cara Franklin’s childhood was one nightmare after another. Even as an adult, she continues to blame herself. She believes her safest path is to keep other people at a distance, especially men.
James Mackie, a young doctor in training, is aware of Cara’s history. He is determined to break through her barriers, enter her world and love her.
Cara is cautious, but she allows James into her life and she falls in love, only to watch her new world of happiness, a world she never genuinely trusted, come crashing down. She turns from James and runs far away in an attempt to reinvent herself. She discovers she’s run out of the frying pan and straight into the fire.
Now Cara must fight for her survival. No one, not even her beloved James, can rescue her. Cara must believe in herself or perish.
Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult > Short Stories
Author: Scott Nicholson
Floods. Earthquakes. Tornados. Asteroids. Nature can be vicious. But when you combine natural disasters with the very unnatural imaginations of the authors in this collection, you get terrors worse than anything Mother Nature has ever thrown at us, forays into nightmarish worlds that make a hurricane look like a light summer breeze.
Join Scott Nicholson, William Meikle, Daniel Pyle, Robert J. Duperre, Danielle Bourdon, Keith Gouveia, Ruth Francisco, J.A. Titus, and Robin Morris for nine horrific tales that will leave you cringing, gasping, and so scared of the outdoors you’ll never want to leave your house again.
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Red Sparrow: A Novel
Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Jason Matthews
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
In the grand spy-tale tradition of John le Carré…comes this shocking thriller written with insider detail known only to a veteran CIA officer.
In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.
As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the United States, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and—inevitably—forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well. As secret allegiances are made and broken, Dominika and Nate’s game reaches a deadly crossroads. Soon one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.
A Bride for Keeps (Unexpected Brides Book #1)
Christian Fiction > Historical Romance
Author: Melissa Jagears
Regularly $14.99, Today $2.99
Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won’t humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again–not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She’s the prettiest woman he’s ever seen, and it’s just not possible she’s there to marry a simple homesteader like him.
Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she’s determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas.
Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?
Dead Set: A Novel
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Richard Kadrey
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey creates a wonderful, stand-alone dark fantasy.
After her father’s funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe’s only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams—a world apart from her troubled real life where she can spend time with her closest companion: her lost brother, Valentine.
But something or someone has entered their dreamworld uninvited. And a chance encounter at a used record store, where the vinyl holds not music but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead. It’s here that the shop’s strange proprietor offers Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then . . .
A Natural Woman: A Memoir
Biographies & Memoirs > Entertainers
Author: Carole King
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
The life that inspired Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway.
Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King’s extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King’s long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend.
The book includes dozens of photos from King’s childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.
This Is What Happy Looks Like
Teen & Young Adult > Romance
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?
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