New York Times bestselling author Marata Eros (a.k.a. Tamara Rose Blodgett) tops today’s Buffet with The Token, an erotic tale suitable for readers 17 years of age and older. As one reviewer put it, the novel features “a strong heroine, a tortured hero, and a wickedly smart plot that seduces you from the very beginning.”

Marata is a “think-out-of-the box” paranormal enthusiast who enjoys a nomadic lifestyle and has worked as a journalist. She is a passionate reader and aside from her writing, considers it her No. 1 hobby. She also enjoys daydreaming about impossible scenarios and events while capturing them in stories. Her favorite movies include Underworld, Matrix, Pride & Prejudice, Dejavu, Kate & Leopold, Last of the Mohicans, and Wanted.

Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband.

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The Token

Romantic Suspense > New Adult & College
Author: Marata Eros
The Token (New Adult Dark Romance, #1)

Twenty-two year old Faren Mitchell hears the two words that change her abbreviated life forever. They’re so final Faren decides she has nothing to lose by seizing every remaining moment of what life has to offer.
Until Faren collides with a motorcycle ridden by billionaire Jared McKenna.

Even the dark secret of her past and catharsis as a physical therapist can’t save Faren from the sexual spiral that waits for her in the arms of a man who commits to no one. When circumstances force her to get a second job as an exotic dancer, Faren never imagines how close that choice will bring her to the brink of a new reality she is unequipped to handle.



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The Change (Unbounded)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Teyla Branton
The Change (Unbounded)

There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn’t one of them—as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities.

Erin’s Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, the Emporium and the Renegades, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate the Unbounded gene.

As Erin plunges into this dangerous new life, she must carve out her own place in the madness, protect her mortal family, and decide which group she should join. Her unique ability is vital to both groups in the race to secure an identification software that spells death for all Unbounded—or enslavement for the entire mortal world. Some will stop at nothing to use Erin as one more pawn in a battle that has spanned centuries. Erin’s undeniable attraction to Ritter Langton, whose family was massacred by opposing Unbounded two hundred and forty years ago, complicates her choices. There are no second chances. Death, life, or love—Unbounded always play for keeps.

The Moscow Affair (Dangerous Affairs Series, Book 1)

Thrillers > Military
Author: Taylor Lee
The Moscow Affair: Sizzling International Intrigue (Book 1 The Dangerous Affairs Series)

On a mission to find three kidnapped girls, the team of international security agents use one of their own as bait, a move as daring as it is dangerous.

Surrender to Fate (Fate’s Path, Part One)

Romance > Coming of Age
Author: Jacelyn Rye
Surrender to Fate (Fate's Path Part One: A New Adult Romance Series)

Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.

For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.

Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.

The Cirque

Action & Adventure
Author: Martin Van Pelt
The Cirque

In the fall of 1984, life-long friends Jamie Anderson and Rod Coleman reunite for a backpacking trip to their favorite high country lake in the Colorado Rockies. The following four days will change their lives forever.

Pink Panties

African American > Romance
Author: Keys, Joy Hammond Nelson
Pink Panties

My granny once told me that I was sitting on a gold mine. She was right, even though I had no idea what she was talking about as a young’n. Later on, other babes in my neighborhood hit me with gems like “keep a nickel between ya legs.” To this day, I’m still trying to figure that one out.

My name is Cherokee, but I’m known as Pinky thanks to some “brotherly love.” My journal is full of drama, problems, sex, and stories you’d have to read to believe. I have truly seen it all and left my past on my journal pages. The only thing left for me to do is share my story and let you be the judge…

The Handsomest Man in the Country (The Traherns, Book 1)

Historical Fiction
Author: Nancy Radke
The Handsomest Man in the Country, #1 The Traherns

The first of the Trahern series. This is a western pioneer historical romance, told from the mountain girl’s POV. There is dialect in this novella. Mally loses her family just after the Civil War and travels west to form a new one.

Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy, Book 1)

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories
Author: Megg Jensen
Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy, #1)

Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday – when her master’s symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel’s help.

Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The Madonnas of Leningrad

Psychological Thrillers
Author: Debra Dean
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
The Madonnas of Leningrad

Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina’s grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories—the details of her grown children’s lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild—yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind’s eye.

Vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German army’s approach signaled the beginning of what would be a long, torturous siege on the city. As the people braved starvation, bitter cold, and a relentless German onslaught, Marina joined other staff members in removing the museum’s priceless masterpieces for safekeeping, leaving the frames hanging empty on the walls to symbolize the artworks’ eventual return. As the Luftwaffe’s bombs pounded the proud, stricken city, Marina built a personal Hermitage in her mind—a refuge that would stay buried deep within her, until she needed it once more. . . .

Wake Up Successful – How to Increase Your Energy and Achieve Any Goal with a Morning Routine

Self-Help > Creativity
Author: S.J. Scott
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Wake Up Successful - How to Increase Your Energy and Achieve Any Goal with a Morning Routine

Having trouble achieving your goals? The reason most people aren’t successful is they fail to follow a day-by-day strategy. Instead they start each day, “hoping” they will have enough time to take action on their goals.

If you closely examine the world’s most successful people you’d see they start each day in an energized state, ready to accomplish any goal. What’s their secret? The *one thing* they do differently is they prioritize each day so the most important task is completed first. Put simply, successful people have morning routines that help them feel energized and ready to focus on their most important goal.

You’ll learn how to live every day like it’s your last. No longer will you stumble out of bed and waste the first few hours. Instead, you’ll learn how to start the day by creating energy and harnessing this power to focus on ONE breakthrough goal that will make a difference in your life.

A morning routine is simple and effective. It’s easy to tailor to your unique circumstances and goals. And, best of all, it’s tested. Inside this book, you’ll discover the proven strategies to help you get the most out of those precious first few hours.

Bad Games: Hellbent (Bad Games)

Psychological Thrillers
Author: Jeff Menapace
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Bad Games: Hellbent - A Dark Psychological Thriller (Bad Games)

A year has passed. Marine and security specialist Domino Taylor does not work anymore. His days and nights are spent shadowing the Lambert family, the guilt he feels for the tragic events that unfolded in western Pennsylvania haunting him without mercy.

When someone from Domino’s past contacts him, she begs him to take on one last job. Find and return her kidnapped son.

Domino agrees to help, not knowing that the truth behind the kidnapping is far more sinister than anything he can possibly fathom.

It appears there is one final game to play. The host is someone who has been planning a masterpiece of epic proportions for some time now, grooming an unwitting Domino as the star, hellbent on watching him suffer before he dies…

My Own Mr. Darcy

Romantic Comedy
Author: Karey White
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
My Own Mr. Darcy

After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, 16-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough.

Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she’s forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place.

Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series, Book 2)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Ann Charles
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series #2)

With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet Parker is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this “haunted” house was recently the stage for a two-act, murder-suicide tragedy. But someone–or something–in the house wants Violet stopped…dead.

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