RITA award-winner Wendy Lindstrom tops today’s Buffet with Kissing in the Dark, the fourth installment in her “Grayson Brothers” Victorian romance series, which was published in paperback last September. Reviewers say it’s a captivating story that’s hard to put down.

Romantic Times has dubbed Wendy “one of romance’s finest writers,” and readers rave about her enthralling characters and the emotional power of her work. She was born and raised in upstate New York. Her first attempt at storytelling was in English comp class at SUNY University at Fredonia.  Wendy’s professor told her she had a voice for storytelling. She never finished that particular story, but in the pages of her journal, an idea began to form.  She had found the premise for her first book, Shades of Honor.

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Kissing in the Dark (Grayson Brothers, Book 4)

Historical Romance > Victorian
Author: Wendy Lindstrom
Kissing in the Dark: To Protect Her...He Must Risk Everything (Grayson Brothers, Book 4, Historical Romance series)

A woman with a hidden past. To protect her, he must risk everything…his badge…his heart.

Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. Duke believes Faith is a struggling widow, intelligent healer, and loving mother. Faith needs a husband, and Duke intends to be that man. Their blooming friendship and explosive attraction reinforce his decision to marry Faith.

When he discovers that his beautiful new bride lied about her identity and is hiding from a man with the power to destroy their family, her betrayal slices to his core. He built his life and career on a foundation of fierce integrity, and his marriage to Faith is based on trust and a love deeper than any he has ever known. But as Duke uncovers her secrets and former life, the truth about his wife rocks their new marriage. Can he forgive Faith and put everything on the line–his badge, his family, his heart–to save their marriage and protect the woman he loves?



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Mindspeak

Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Heather Sunseri
Mindspeak

She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.

Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.

But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.

After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide.

As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.

Dollhouse (The Dollhouse Books, Book 1)

Horror > Gothic
Author: Anya Allyn
Dollhouse (The Dollhouse Books, #1)

Over years, young girls are captured and kept in a macabre underground life-sized dollhouse. While searching for their missing friend, fifteen-year-old Cassie, Ethan and Lacey discover the strange dollhouse concealed beneath an abandoned mansion in the mountains. Now Cassie must figure a way to escape the dollhouse’s dark clutches.

Six months ago, fifteen-year-old Cassie Claiborne reluctantly moved from her home in Florida with her social worker mom. In her new home–a remote, mountainous Australian town, Cassie meets new friends–Aisha Dumaj, Ethan McAllister and Lacey Dougherty.

For the first time, Cassie falls in love. The only problem is that the boy she falls for is her friend, Ethan–and he and Aisha are already an item. When Cassie goes on a school hike to Devils Hole with her new friends, she tries desperately to keep her feelings for Ethan secret.

Aisha disappears on the hike without a trace–with the police believing she was murdered.

 

The Year of the Horsetails

Historical Fiction > War
Author: R. F. Tapsell
The Year of the Horsetails

Eastern Europe: Early Middle Ages. The nomad warrior Bardiya must flee from the evil empire of the Mongol-like Tugars and their ruthless Kagan. He receives hospitality from the sedentary Slavic Drevich people; but fears that they also might succumb to the might of the Tugar empire. Will he be able to convince them of their danger and teach them the skills necessary to defeat their new enemy?

Gluten-Free Vegan: Healthy everyday recipes in under 30 minutes

Special Diet > Gluten Free
Author: Sophie Miller
Gluten-Free Vegan: Healthy everyday recipes in under 30 minutes

Bland-free, gluten-free vegan recipes for busy people. If you are looking to start a diet that is both vegan and gluten free you are in the right place. This book will show you to use nutritious ingredients that are healthy and make sure your body isn’t missing out on important vitamins that support and nurture the body completely. My aim with this book is to show you the reader:

• What being vegan means
• What gluten is and why some people opt for a gluten free diet
• 5 quick fix gluten free vegan meals that can be ready in just 10 minutes
• A selection of super tasty recipes for salads, lunch, dinner, snacks and side dishes
that are all ready in 30 minutes or less

Connected Souls: A Dog Story

Animal Care & Pets
Author: Dana Landers
Connected Souls: A Dog Story

Anytime is a good time to read a dog story. When Karen and Will have to unexpectedly put their beloved best friend to sleep, they aren’t sure they will ever be ready for another dog. But when an unusual event happens, they learn there is another dog out there who is counting on them.

Based on true events that happened in the author’s life, this short story tells the tale of two very different dogs that loved their way into the heart of one family and how, through both life and death, they each formed a bond that would be cherished forever.

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Warlord: An Alex Hawke Novel

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Ted Bell
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Warlord: An Alex Hawke Novel

Thriller fiction of the highest order, Warlord by Ted Bell returns British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative Alex Hawke to the field, as he races to stop a plot to murder Great Britian’s royal family. This latest spellbinding installment in the New York Times bestselling series is filled with twists and turns, shocks and surprises, ever-escalating peril and ingenious spycraft. Warlord “puts a capital A in adventure” (Madison County Herald) and offers further proof why Ted Bell deserves his position on the A-list along with Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, and Daniel Silva.

Girl in the Wild

Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Beth Orsoff
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Girl in the Wild

When Los Angeles publicist Sydney Green convinces her boss to let her produce a documentary for the Save the Walrus Foundation, the only thing she is really interested in saving is herself. Sydney sees the walrus as merely a means to improving her career and her love life—and not necessarily in that order. For any other client Sydney would’ve killed the project the second she learned she’d be the one having to spend a month in rural Alaska, but for rising star, and sometimes boyfriend Blake McKinley, no sacrifice is ever too great.

Yet, a funny thing happens on the way to the Arctic. A gregarious walrus pup, a cantankerous scientist, an Australian sex goddess, a Star Wars obsessed six-year-old, and friends and nemeses both past and present rock Sydney Green’s well-ordered world. Soon Sydney is forced to choose between doing what’s easy and doing what’s right.

Beth Orsoff’s Girl in the Wild is a bright, comical tale of ambition, romance…and walruses.

The Rise of Renegade X (Renegade X, Book 1)

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Chelsea M. Campbell
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
The Rise of Renegade X (Renegade X, Book 1)

Sixteen-year-old Damien Locke has a plan: major in messing with people at the local supervillain university and become a professional evil genius, just like his supervillain mom. But when he discovers the shameful secret she’s been hiding all these years, that the one-night stand that spawned him was actually with a superhero, everything gets messed up. His father’s too moral for his own good, so when he finds out Damien exists, he actually wants him to come live with him and his goody-goody superhero family. Damien gets shipped off to stay with them in their suburban hellhole, and he has only six weeks to prove he’s not a hero in any way, or else he’s stuck living with them for the rest of his life, or until he turns eighteen, whichever comes first.

To get out of this mess, Damien has to survive his dad’s “flying lessons” that involve throwing him off the tallest building in the city–despite his nearly debilitating fear of heights–thwarting the eccentric teen scientist who insists she’s his sidekick, and keeping his supervillain girlfriend from finding out the truth. But when Damien uncovers a dastardly plot to turn all the superheroes into mindless zombie slaves, a plan hatched by his own mom, he discovers he cares about his new family more than he thought. Now he has to choose: go back to his life of villainy and let his family become zombies, or stand up to his mom and become a real hero.

The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time

Economics > Microeconomics
Author: Bob Harris
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99
The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time

Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into an effort to make lives like theirs better. Bob found his way to Kiva.org, the leading portal through which individuals make microloans all over the world: for as little as $25-50, businesses are financed and people are uplifted. Astonishingly, the repayment rate was nearly 99%, so he re-loaned the money to others over and over again.

After making hundreds of microloans online, Bob wanted to see the results first-hand, and in The International Bank of Bob he travels from Peru and Bosnia to Rwanda and Cambodia, introducing us to some of the most inspiring and enterprising people we’ve ever met, while illuminating day-to-day life-political and emotional-in much of the world that Americans never see.

Steal Me, Cowboy (Copper Mountain Rodeo)

Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Kim Boykin
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Steal Me, Cowboy (Copper Mountain Rodeo)

Unbeknownst to her boyfriend, Sassy South Carolina hairstylist, Rainey Brown, is headed to Missoula, dead set on giving her minor league baseball player boyfriend of four years an ultimatum. Either put a ring on it or let her go, preferably not the latter.

When Rainey’s piece of crap car dies in the middle of Nowhere, Montana, she’s sure she’s a goner, until gorgeous restaurateur Beck Hartnett stops to help. Beck falls hard for Rainey, and knows she would admit she’s fallen for him too, if she wasn’t too stubborn to admit it. Beck has five days before the car is repaired to steal Rainey away from a boyfriend who doesn’t deserve her. Five days before she’s gone for good.

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