Lisa Bingham tops today’s Buffet with Silken Dreams, a Regency romance that Romantic Times called “every romance reader’s fantasy come true… holds you captive from first page to last.” This book first appeared as a 1991 Pocket paperback and has been revived for the Kindle.
Lisa has written 27 contemporary and historical romance novels. She’s an expert in period clothing and has served as a costume designer for theater and historical re-enactors for almost 30 years. She’s been lucky enough to live and study in such exotic locales as Brazil, Mexico, and Europe. When she’s not writing, Lisa teaches Language Arts at a local school. She’s a proud farmer’s wife and the mother of three brilliant and rambunctious teenagers, a burr-laden cat, and a miniature goat who thinks she’s a dog.
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Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Lisa Bingham
A wanted man seeks refuge with the girl who wants him most.
Lettie Grey is in love with a man who exists only in her thoughts. The highwayman, dark and dangerous, dwells in her most wanton fantasies where he stirs her deepest desires. But when Ethan McGuire, a bank robber and fugitive, arrives in her small town, Lettie realizes the sensual stranger of her imagination is more than just a dream.
On the run from the law and a ruthless band of vigilantes, Ethan seeks shelter in the safety of Lettie’s small attic bedroom, and in the heat of her embrace. But can a man who trusts no one give away his heart in the midst of a fight for his life?
Lawyers, Guns and Money
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: J.D. Rhoades
Andy Cole has a problem. Local crime boss Voit Fairgreen has just dropped a bag full of cash on his desk and hired him to defend Voit’s brother Danny on a murder charge. Andy’s one of the movers and shakers in the small southern town of Blainesville, and Voit figures Andy’s the kind of inside guy that can cut a deal to get his baby brother out of the jam.
The problem is that Danny just might be innocent. But someone powerful needs this case buried, and if an innocent man dies for that, so be it.
Andy Cole is a guy who’s made a good living by going along to get along. He’s been willing to bend every rule, except Rule One–always get paid. But this case will cause him to re-examine his life and push him and his lover, beautiful newspaper editor Elizabeth Sinclair, to risk everything–including their lives– for the truth.
Saved (Saved Series, Book 1)
Romance > Military
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Growing up I had dreams that one day I’d fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn’t see me as damaged. He didn’t see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe … he saved me.
A Short History of the World
History > World
Author: Christopher Lascelles
There is an increasing realisation that our knowledge of world history-and how it all fits together-is far from perfect. A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events.
The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past.
To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 32 maps specially commissioned to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch!
Radical Survivor: One Woman’s Path Through Life, Love, and Uncharted Tragedy
Biographies & Memoirs > Death & Grief
Author: Nancy Saltzman
“I’m sorry. There were no survivors.”
Nancy Saltzman tried to absorb the caller’s words. Her entire family had perished in a small-plane crash. The caller was wrong, though. There was a survivor—Nancy would have to go on living. She had beaten breast cancer twice, but how could even the most resilient spirit comprehend healing after loss like this?
One of the most inspirational books you will ever read, Radical Survivor is ultimately an uplifting tribute to the human capacity for healing and resilience.
The Orlando File (Omnibus Version-Book 1 & Book 2)
Science Fiction > Genetic Engineering
Author: IAN C.P. IRVINE
When Kerrin Graham, a retired cop and now an investigative journalist with the Washington Post, receives a call in the middle of the night, his life is about to be turned upside down.
Six of the world’s leading geneticists have all ‘committed suicide’ in the past seven days, his brother-in-law being the latest to die. Establishing that those who died were all employees of the Gen8tyx Company, a secretive research company based in Orlando, Kerrin sets out to discover the truth behind their deaths.
Discovering that those who died were killed to stop them unveiling the results of their revolutionary stem-cell research, a discovery that could usher in a new age of hope and health for all humanity, Kerrin vows to find who was responsible for their deaths and to uncover the powerful secret they were killed to protect.
I’ll Love You Forever
Science Fiction > Alternate History
Author: Lisa Varane
Kate Gray’s an ordinary girl trying to recover after the end of an abusive relationship. Taking a chance at a new job in a foreign country seemed like a good idea, but what she hadn’t counted on was being haunted by the ghost of a World War I fighter pilot.
Ignoring him and her growing attraction to him is turning out to be a lot harder than it should be.
Going on a date with a fellow American seems like the perfect antidote until she begins to suspect that he may be crazy.
Alone in a new city and faced with two less than ideal romantic prospects, Kate is working hard to build a new life.
In his day Captain Miles McBride was the golden boy of the British Army. A fighter pilot with more kills to his credit than any man before or since. Since his death Miles has spent his afterlife wandering his beloved London weighed down by the guilt. Surrounded by London’s famous residents of the past Miles finds his only consolation in the friendship of ex-Prime Minister Winston Churchill. When Kate walks into his bedroom and into his life he’s not prepared for the changes that she brings.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Dan Koontz
A tragic accident. An opportunistic CEO. A shocking announcement at the opening of a bizarre new stock market.
Seven year-old Ryan Tyler, Jr. has just been adopted. By a corporation.
Ticker symbol RTJ is the initial public offering on James Prescott’s Avillage Exchange, a market that trades in the financial futures of exceptionally gifted orphans.
Before the brilliant first-grader has even had a chance to catch his breath, he is whisked off to live with seemingly perfect new parents he’s not sure he can trust. And he’s got a sinking feeling that the only ally he has from his previous life is somehow conspiring with the corporation.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Val McDermid
Regularly $14.00, Today $1.99
Val McDermid is a world-class crime writer whose books have sold millions worldwide. Now joining the Atlantic Monthly Press list for the first time, she is back with a chilling, high-velocity thriller featuring her immensely popular creations, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan.
Tony Hill has had a good run. He and detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. But there is one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, and whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony’s mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prisoneven more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison.
Tony and Carol don’t know when Jacko will strike, or where. All they know is that Jacko will cause them to feel fear like they’ve never known. A chilling, utterly gripping tour de force, The Retribution is the ideal introduction or re-introduction to the world of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. It is an unforgettable read.
The Summer I Turned Pretty
Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction
Author: Jenny Han
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Belly’s never been the kind of girl that things happen to. Year after year, she’s spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah. The boys never noticed Belly noticing them. And every summer she hoped it would be different. This time, it was. But the summer Belly turned pretty was the summer that changed everything. For better, and for worse.
Salechii: A Shark Park that is a fun, safe environment to learn about sharks, what could go wrong?
Author: Carolyn McCray
Regularly $2.99, Today $1.99
Salechii: A Shark Park is supposed to be all about learning to respect and protect sharks, however after a Level-5 Hurricane hits and the sharks get out of their pens, the only lesson learned is how fast can you swim?
If you are glued to Shark Week, Sharknado, Jaws, or Jurassic Park, Salechii is going to be your new feeding frenzy!
Author: Diane Hammond
Regularly $13.95, Today $1.99
An elephant never forgets . . . but can she dream?
For forty-one years, Samson Brown has been caring for Hannah, the lone elephant at the down-at-the-heels Max L. Biedelman Zoo. Having vowed not to retire until an equally loving and devoted caretaker is found to replace him, Sam rejoices when smart, compassionate Neva Wilson is hired as the new elephant keeper. But Neva quickly discovers what Sam already knows: that despite their loving care, Hannah is isolated from other elephants and her feet are nearly ruined from standing on hard concrete all day. Using her contacts in the zookeeping world, Neva and Sam hatch a plan to send Hannah to an elephant sanctuary—just as the zoo’s angry, unhappy director launches an aggressive revitalization campaign that spotlights Hannah as the star attraction, inextricably tying Hannah’s future to the fate of the Max L. Biedelman Zoo.
A charming, poignant, and captivating novel certain to enthrall readers of Water for Elephants, Diane Hammond’s Hannah’s Dream is a beautifully told tale rich in heart, humor, and intelligence.
An elephant never forgets . . . but can she dream?
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