USA Today bestselling romance author Patti Berg tops today’s Buffet with Born to Be Wild, an enjoyable love story with a humorous, witty story line.
Patti has been called “one of the best spinners of tales the genre has to offer” by Affaire de Coeur magazine and “an exceptional voice in the field of romantic fiction” by Romantic Times. New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander says “Patti Berg simply sizzles!” and the Dallas Morning News calls her books “Excellent!”
Patti, husband Bob, and their very big Bernese Mountain Dog Barkley live in Idaho and love to travel. When she’s not reading mysteries, Patti enjoys curling up with a great historical romance. If she sees the word “pirate” on the cover of a book, she’s hooked.
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Born to Be Wild
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Patti Berg
High society wedding planner Lauren Remington is determined to prove her family wrong and make a success of her business, but a last minute disaster brings a glorious end to all her grand plans. Desperate for help, her only hope is Max Wilde, a man whose rugged, leather-clad body is almost as dangerous as his sleek black Harley. Max may be everything Lauren’s mother warned her about, but desperate times call for desperate measures… providing she can convince him to help her out.
Max isn’t sure why he agreed to help save Lauren’s shapely derriere, especially when one tilt of her blue-blooded nose is enough to get his back up. There’s just something about the way Lauren’s curvy body snuggles up against his that feels right, and he’d kill to see her out of her Chanel suit and into tight red leather. Not only that, but he can’t help but admire the way she doesn’t shy away from his foster kids and their rough-and-tumble friends. Still, Max knows that his wrong-side-of-the-tracks background could never fit in Lauren’s high society world… but somewhere deep behind the lady lies a woman born to be wild.
Lady Danger (Warrior Maids of Rivenloch, Book 1)
Historical Romance > Scottish
Author: Glynnis Campbell, Sarah McKerrigan
Damsels in shining armor…riding to the rescue! Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches known as The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch, aren’t about to become any man’s chattel, until they meet heroes who are strong enough to tame their wild ways and worthy enough to win their wayward hearts.
Born to the blade and raised to fear no one, Deirdre of Rivenloch never shies away from a fight and never turns her back on a threat to her land or her family. But she’s never met a man like Sir Pagan Cameliard, the bold and powerful knight who comes at the king’s command to make a marriage alliance with Rivenloch. To save her younger sister, Deirdre tricks Pagan into marrying her instead, and now she faces a new kind of enemy who crosses swords with her by day and lays siege to her heart by night.
Carrots (A Shelby Nichols Adventure)
Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Colleen Helme
Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store.
When a customer grabs the robber’s mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer. The next thing she knows, she’s lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn’t suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly ‘hears’ what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension.
Her kids think she’s bossy and too old to understand them, but that’s nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn’t want her to know?
Georgia on Her Mind
Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Rachel Hauck
On a sunny Monday morning, Macy Moore was on the fast track to success. By noon, all of her dreams were derailed.
Macy Moore skedaddled from her hometown of Beauty, Georgia to Florida in order to make her own way in the world. Successful and happy, she couldn’t be more proud of her corporate executive job, her just-perfect boyfriend and her beach side condo. But it all falls apart when reads the first email of the day. She’s demoted to the lowest rung on the corporate ladder . . . and dumped! She goes from being “someone” to a being “nobody,” all on the eve of returning home to emcee her high school reunion.
Thank goodness for the “Single Saved Sisters.” With loyal friends Lucy, Adriane and Tamara by her side, Macy retreats to the House of Joe for coffee, consolation and heart-to-heart consultation. Can they help her put her life back together? Yet it’s when her former heartthrob, Dylan, shows up on her doorstep, that Macy begins to realize that leaving Beauty, Georgia took her away from everything in life she really loved.
Quick Breads: Convenient and Unique Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Loaves and More
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Biscuits, Muffins & Scones
Provides a broad selection of quick bread recipes—all of which are made with a leavening agent like baking powder or soda instead of yeast to permit immediate baking—that are easily prepared and always enjoyed.
An engaging and helpful introduction to baking quick breads precedes recipes that cover everything from scones, muffins, and pancakes to biscuits, savory loaves, and sweet loaves baked with fruits, nuts, and spices. For those who rarely bake, or even for those who regularly do looking for something new, quick breads are perfect sure-success recipes that can be prepared for any occasion.
Written in the friendly tone of the Chicago Tribune and compiled from recipes kitchen-tested by the staff’s award-winning food writers, Good Eating’s Quick Breads is a terrific addition to any home cook’s library. Filled with full-color photographs, helpful hints, and interesting back-stories, this book is a wonderful, straightforward way to add a unique twist to any chef’s repertoire.
Give Me Reason (Reason Series)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Zoey Derrick
Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn’t traumatic enough, she’s escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner.
Along comes Mikah Blake, a handsome stranger who quickly takes an unexpected and persistent interest in her. On the surface, “Mr. Suit” seems to be Vivienne’s opposite: rich, well-fed, successful. As Vivienne will learn, Mikah is more than he seems, and for reasons unknown, he’s determined to be her knight in shining armor. But after having finally found her own two feet after years of abuse, it’s difficult for her to accept Mikah’s help.
Will her body’s unexpected response to Mikah’s touch be reason enough to overcome her pride and traumatic past and learn to love and trust? Or will her past, refusing to be left behind, come back to claim her?
Family Magic (The Hayle Coven Novels, Book 1)
Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
Author: Patti Larsen
Her mom’s a witch.
Her dad’s a demon.
And she just wants to be ordinary.
Sydlynn Hayle’s life couldn’t be more complicated. Trying to please her coven, starting over in a new town, and fending off a bully cheerleader who hates her are just the beginning of her troubles. What to do when delicious football hero Brad Peters–boyfriend of her cheer nemesis–shows interest? If only the darkly yummy witch, Quaid Moromond, didn’t make it so difficult for her to focus on fitting in with the normal kids. Add to that her crazy grandmother’s constant escapes driving her family to the brink and Syd’s between a rock and a coven site. Forced to take on power she doesn’t want to protect a coven who blames her for everything, only she can save her family’s magic.
If her family’s distrust doesn’t destroy her first.
Beyond Control (Beyond Love Series, Book 1)
Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Karice Bolton
Everything in Gabby Sullivan’s life is going according to plan–her father’s plan. With a brilliant job in the corporate world, glamorous parties, and a beautiful condo overlooking Seattle, she is thrown into a world she doesn’t want to claim. It’s not until Jason crashes into her world that she realizes she’s not really living.
Facing his own demons, Jason attempts to piece his life back together after a personal tragedy. Damaged by his ghosts, Jason finally begins to forgive himself whenever Gabby’s around. She makes him feel–alive, something he hasn’t felt for a long time.
It’s only as their love grows and secrets are revealed that they realize a devastating connection from their past might actually tear them apart.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Homage to Catalonia
History > Europe > Spain
Author: George Orwell
Regularly $14.95, Today $1.99
In 1936 Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell’s experiences. Introduction by Lionel Trilling.
“I wonder what is the appropriate first action when you come from a country at war and set foot on peaceful soil. Mine was to rush to the tobacco-kiosk and buy as many cigars and cigarettes as I could stuff into my pockets.” Most war correspondents observe wars and then tell stories about the battles, the soldiers and the civilians. George Orwell–novelist, journalist, sometime socialist–actually traded his press pass for a uniform and fought against Franco’s Fascists in the Spanish Civil War during 1936 and 1937. He put his politics and his formidable conscience to the toughest tests during those days in the trenches in the Catalan section of Spain. Then, after nearly getting killed, he went back to England and wrote a gripping account of his experiences, as well as a complex analysis of the political machinations that led to the defeat of the socialist Republicans and the victory of the Fascists.
Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Beth Orsoff
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Allie Zenet has nabbed a sparkly diamond ring and the handsome studio exec fiancé that goes with it. Unfortunately that package also includes a domineering future mother-in-law and serious wedding jitters.
The thirty-two-year-old Los Angeles entertainment accountant would rather elope, but fiancé Brad seems incapable of saying “no” to mommy’s wedding demands. Allie wonders if anyone knows—or cares—that she is the one who’s getting married.
Her closest friends are too engrossed in their own messy love lives to offer any guidance, and Allie’s mother’s views on marriage would make a strident feminist blush. The only one who seems interested in what Allie thinks is a good-looking acquaintance by the name of Jax Montgomery. But Jax’s attentions have Allie questioning just what it is she truly wants.
Beth Orsoff’s hilarious and heartfelt romp Disengaged is all about getting to “I do” by saying “I won’t.”
Lovers & Players
Women’s Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Jackie Collins
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99
Dangerous sex, family secrets, irresistible power, mega money and two murders equal one reckless week in New York. Lovers and Players takes you on a high-powered trip from Park Avenue to Brooklyn.
Jackie Collins is back—in her most deliciously scandalous novel yet. And she’s giving her readers a revealing look into the private realms of her fabulously rich and sexy cast of characters.
In Lovers and Players, the Diamond family’s power extends from coast to coast. Max—a real estate tycoon; Chris—a Hollywood lawyer; and Jett—a young, handsome ex-druggie, now a successful model in Italy, must finally come face to face with their tyrannical father, Red, who has been controlling their world for as long as they can remember.
Working as Red’s housekeeper is Diahann, a beautiful black ex-singer. Her stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty—a waitress who is a would-be singer herself—does not approve of her mother working as a housekeeper. Liberty has dreams of her own and while she pursues them, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her.
Praxis (Blood Magic Saga Collection)
Paranormal Romance > Urban Fantasy
Author: Carolyn McCray
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Follow Tyr and Sal through their continuing adventure.
A woman of science
A man of magic
Hunted for their HeartsBlood
A love taken to its dangerous conclusion
Included in this collection…
Blood Oath – the prequel short story to HeartsBlood
HeartsBlood – the #1 urban fantasy/paranormal romance that started the phenomena
Blood Ties – the bridge short story between HeartsBlood and DeadBlood
DeadBlood – the full length sequel to HeartsBlood, included NOW
Blood Lines – the bridge short story between DeadBlood and LiveBlood
FEAR THE LIGHT: Who Murdered Dracula?
Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: William Massa
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Over the centuries, many had tried to kill the Count. All had failed. Until now…
Eight vampires gather at Dracula’s castle to solve his murder. But as the sun rises outside the chateau, a voice cries out and another creature of the night is slain. Trapped, the sun burning bright outside, the vampires realize they have met their match — a killer who plans on picking them off one by one!
As the daylight reigns and their numbers dwindle, a dark suspicion grows — could Dracula’s murderer be hiding in plain sight?
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