boxTopping today’s Buffet is a mystery double-feature from a team of two bestselling authors:

Due Justice is a 2011 mystery thriller by Diane Capri. When a famous plastic surgeon’s decomposed body surfaces in Tampa Bay with a bullet in its head, Federal Judge Willa Carson’s “little sister” is caught in a high-stakes game of greedy lawyers, blackmail and deceit. Fiercely independent Carly is the number one suspect. When Carly asks Willa for due justice, Willa has everything to lose. But she risks it all to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Can Willa possibly win?

Surface Tension is a 2013 suspense yarn by Christine Kling. It features Florida tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan. Working as she does in a man’s world, Seychelle has to work twice as hard just to compete. Some have even called her reckless. In her view, she’s just doing her job, salvaging boats and people’s lives.

Christine Kling is the author of five nautical thrillers and one anthology of short stories. She lives aboard her 33-foot sailboat Talespinner and travels wherever the wind and free wifi may take her. Veteran novelist Diane Capri came to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her nomadic snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

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Florida Is Murder: ‘Due Justice’ and ‘Surface Tension’ double feature)

Mystery > Cozy > Women Sleuths
Authors: Diane Capri, Christine Kling
Florida Is Murder (Due Justice and Surface Tension Mystery Double Feature) (Florida Mystery Double Feature)

Double Down with this Florida Double Feature from #1 Amazon Bestselling Authors Diane Capri and Christine Kling.

DUE JUSTICE is the first legal thriller featuring Judge Willa Carson. When a famous plastic surgeon’s decomposed body surfaces in Tampa Bay with a bullet in its head, Willa’s “little sister” is caught in a high-stakes game of greedy lawyers, blackmail and deceit. Fiercely independent Carly becomes the number one suspect. When Carly asks Willa for due justice, Willa has everything to lose. But she risks it all to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Willa Carson knows she’s bullet proof, except when due justice rules from the grip of a gun.

SURFACE TENSION is the first sea adventure in this four-book suspense series featuring Florida tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan. Working as she does in a man’s world, Seychelle has to work twice as hard just to compete. Some have even called her reckless. In her view, she’s just doing her job, salvaging boats and people’s lives. Years ago Seychelle Sullivan had the chance to save someone’s life. But on that summer night in Florida, lost in a world of teenage resentment and loneliness, Seychelle was not able to feel any pain but her own. Today Seychelle captains her father’s forty-six-foot salvage boat out of Fort Lauderdale’s New River. But she’s never escaped that one moment when she could have made a difference and didn’t. She’s never going to make that mistake again.



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A Distant Melody (Wings of Glory, Book 1)

Christian Fiction > Romance > Historical
Author: Sarah Sundin
A Distant Melody (Wings of Glory Book #1): A Novel

A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval–even marry a man she doesn’t love. Lt. Walter Novak–fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women–takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?

Crowdfunding: The Next Big Thing

Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: Gary Spirer
Crowdfunding:  The Next Big Thing

Money-raising expert Gary Spirer reveals the secrets of raising capital in the digital age. He outlines the ins and outs of the five major capital-raising strategies, including how the current Kickstarter type crowdfunding differs from crowdfunding equity.

The new world of crowdfunding equity can be hard to navigate due to numerous regulations, and the challenge of keeping crowds engaged. Crowdfunding start-ups is a platform made possible thanks to the recent JOBS Act. Now even the small guy can invest in early stage companies and potentially strike it rich with the crowdfunding platform and the investing and business-building tools provided in CrowdFunding.

Spirer guides readers through the seven steps that any start-up business can employ to ensure success in raising money and building a business. With a great idea and design, a start-up needs to thoroughly and repeatedly research and pretest its product in the marketplace until the ideal niche is narrowed down in order to attract the most customers.

The Flu (A Novel of the Outbreak)

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Jacqueline Druga
The Flu (A Novel of the Outbreak)

Throughout history there have been several thousand different strains of influenza. Each year hundreds are active. Chances are, this year, you will catch one of those strains. You will cough, sneeze, and your body will ache. Without a second thought, you’ll take a double dose of green liquid, go to bed, and swear you’ll feel better in the morning.

Not this time.

In 1918, 40 million people succumbed to a particular strain of swine flu. It appeared out of nowhere, and just as quickly as it surfaced, the Spanish Flu vanished. Gone for good. Or so we thought. Though mankind has anticipated its resurfacing for some time, mankind is ill prepared. Mutated and with a vengeance, the Spanish Flu returns.

In a world blackened with plague, a glimmer of light exists in the small town of Lodi, Ohio. They shine as a sanctuary because they are ‘flu-free.’ In the wake of the reality that they are spared, the spirit and strength of Lodi is tested. It becomes a fight against what is morally right or wrong in an increasingly difficult battle to stay healthy and alive until the flu has run its course.

Playing with Poison: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Book 1 The Cue Ball Mysteries Series)

Mystery > Cozy > Humor
Author: Cindy Blackburn
Playing with Poison: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Book 1 The Cue Ball Mysteries Series)

Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn’t sure what will happen next. Playing With Poison is a cozy mystery with a lot of humor, a little romance, and far too much champagne.

The Way You Look Tonight: The Sullivans

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Bella Andre
The Way You Look Tonight: The Sullivans

As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck…but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he’s ever seen.

While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite “Wild Sullivan” moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can’t stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed…and just how long it will be before she can find out.

But when their summer fling quickly spirals into deeper emotions than either of them were expecting, can they survive the heat between them? Or will Rafe make the biggest mistake of his life and end up losing the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

Head Over Heels

Romantic Comedy
Author: Cindy Procter-King
Head Over Heels

Magee Sinclair has had it up to her sassy short hairdo with the recent blunders pushing her family’s advertising agency to the brink. How can she accept the promotion her father plans when she keeps making costly mistakes? She needs to bring in more business however she can. So when new client Justin Kane asks her to role-play as his girlfriend for a weekend in exchange for a lucrative campaign, she jumps at the chance.

Justin’s goal to expand his chain of bike stores hinges on a distribution deal with a manufacturer. First, he needs to impress the man at a mountain resort while they bike trails with their significant others. But Justin’s girlfriend dumps him, forcing him to find a quick replacement. Magee–pretty, clever, and a skilled cyclist–is the perfect choice to masquerade as his “lover.”

Or so Justin thinks.

Because Magee is in major trouble. She knows no more about mountain biking than Justin does about demi-bras. Before long, an irate ex pops up, fake identities abound, and a whole lot of doors slam in the middle of the night. Yet, through the chaos, Magee and Justin discover what it really means to fall head over heels….

TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING (Arkansas Valley, Book 1)

Christian Fiction > Westerns
Author: r. William Rogers, Al Lacy
TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING (Arkansas Valley #1)

Although Sam Bartlett enjoyed a successful horse-supplying business in Independence, Missouri, he was none-the-less envious of the hundreds of folks who passed through on their way west. Unable to stand it any longer, he convinces his wife, Judith, to pull up stakes, pack up their three-year-old son, Tom, and accompany him on a journey that turns out to be much more than either of them could have imagined.

The trek quickly develops into one of extreme hardship and survival that is further complicated by: dangerous weather, raging river crossings, unique personalities in the wagons, hostile Indian attacks, hunger, water shortage, vengeance, courage, romance, and biblical principles.

The determined travelers’ abilitiy to effectively defend themselves is pushed to the very limits as One Eye’s maurading warriors harrass and attack them repeatedly, with devastating results.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Turn On A Dime – Blane’s Turn (The Kathleen Turner Series)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Tiffany Snow
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Turn On A Dime - Blane's Turn (The Kathleen Turner Series)

Blane Kirk is a Navy SEAL turned high-powered attorney with old money and an even older pedigree. Yes, he plays the field, changing women as often as he changes his ties, but they’re not complaining. He has only two rules – 1) Don’t date employees and 2) Don’t get emotionally involved. Those rules have served him well. He sees no reason to change his ways, until his Runner, an employee in his law firm named Kathleen Turner, does an unexpected face plant in his lap.

Kathleen’s too young, too innocent, and suddenly much too vulnerable when her friend is murdered and Blane knows she could be next. Keeping her alive means keeping her close, but can Blane keep her safe…from him? Kathleen’s like no woman he’s ever met, and protecting her could be the one thing he never expected that would make his life turn on a dime.

Highland Legacy (The Fraser Brothers Trilogy)

Historical Romance > Scottish
Author: B. J. Scott
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Highland Legacy (The Fraser Brothers Trilogy)

Faced with an abhorrent betrothal, Cailin Macmillan flees her father’s castle and quickly learns that a woman traveling alone in Medieval Scotland is an easy target for ruthless English soldiers. When Highland patriot Connor Fraser comes to her aid, his steadfast dedication to king and country is challenged by his overwhelming desire to protect Cailin–even if he must marry her to do so.

Accused of murdering one of her attackers and determined to rely on her own resourcefulness, Cailin dresses as a lad, intent on seeking refuge at the camp of Robert the Bruce. Can she elude an enemy from her past–a vindictive English lord bent on her utter demise–or will she fall prey to his carnal intent and be executed for a crime she did not commit?

Gifted – A Guide For Mediums, Psychics & Intuitives

Occult > Parapsychology
Author: Lisa Andres
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Gifted - A Guide For Mediums, Psychics & Intuitives

You may have always wondered if you were a medium or psychic. Perhaps you have always just had a strong sense of intuition or felt empathic. You have always wondered why you felt like there are spirits around you. You seem to know the answers before they are spoken. You often feel like you absorb the energy of others around you. You’ve been wondering why this happens and what it means.

This book is intended for those that are opening up and learning to explore the gifts of being a Medium, Psychic or Intuitive. Anyone who feels unsure of where to turn, but wants to learn more about the gifts that they have.

Writing Habit Mastery – How to Write 2,000 Words a Day and Forever Cure Writer’s Block

Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Author: S.J. Scott
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Writing Habit Mastery - How to Write 2,000 Words a Day and Forever Cure Writer's Block

Do you struggle to write every day? Many people dream of becoming a successful author, but can’t *find* the time to write. The truth is this: Great writers don’t have more time than you do. They make time to write. Not only do they make time, they also follow specific routines that help them avoid writer’s block altogether.

By developing the “writing habit” you’ll have the confidence to sit down in front of a computer every day, knowing the words will come.

You’ll learn how to incorporate writing into your daily routine. What you’ll get is a strategy and list of tools that will help you develop a sustainable writing habit and demolish writer’s block.

Deadlocked (Lou Mason Thrillers)

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Joel Goldman
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Deadlocked (Lou Mason Thrillers)

Only two kinds of people know the exact date and time they’ll die – suicides and death row inmates.

Ryan Kowalczyk has spent the last 15 years on death row. Like every other death row inmate, he clung steadfastly to his claim of innocence. Accused of brutally beating two young parents to death with a baseball bat, while their 3 year-old child slept under a blanket in the back seat of the car, no one felt sorry for Kowalczyk, especially Detective Harry Ryman who arrested Ryan for the crime.

After Ryan is executed, his mother, Mary, hires Mason to prove her dead son’s innocence and build a case against the man she believes is the actual murderer; her son’s best friend. As Mason delves deeper into the case, he journeys further into danger and a dark world rife with fear, deceit, corruption and murder.

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