New York Times bestselling author Lori Ryan tops today’s Buffet with her debut novel from 2013, Legal Ease, a steamy contemporary romance with a twist you’ll never see coming.
Legal Ease is Book 1 of Lori’s “Sutton Capital” series, and it can be read as a stand-alone book.
Since the release of Legal Ease in April of 2013, Lori has written three more books. Each has made its way to the Amazon bestseller list. In November, 2013, Lori and a group of romantic suspense authors landed on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists with an anthology only eight months after the release of Lori’s first book.
Lori’s other series is a sweetheart romance called “Evers, Texas.”
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Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Lori Ryan
Kelly Bradley is convinced she doesn’t need to worry about falling in love when she comes up with her plan to marry Jack Sutton. She’s dated so many great guys over the years, but hasn’t fallen in love once. Not with any of them. It just isn’t in the cards for her. So, when she approaches powerful, sexy Jack Sutton and proposes a temporary marriage-of-convenience, she’s not one bit concerned that her heart will be on the line.
Jack Sutton is used to having control over things, having things go his way. Things in his life aren’t supposed to spin out of control. But Kelly Bradley flips his world upside-down and has him wanting more than he’d ever thought he would have. And, just when he realizes he wants a real marriage with Kelly, Jack finds himself racing to save the woman he loves.
Before Jack and Kelly know it, not only are their hearts on the line, but Kelly’s life is, too.
Sea Scoundrel (Knave of Hearts)
Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Annette Blair
Lady Patience Kendall crossed the sea to marry, but her intended died before she arrived. Penniless and stranded, she found only one way to get home: Bring rich American Misses to England to find them titled husbands. At the ship, she realized their mothers expected each to wed the Marquess of Andover. She’d have to seek an introduction. On the journey, Captain Grant St. Benedict was anything but friendly. Just because her girls caused a few mishaps? Grant had never met a woman more irritating, or more desirable, than the Lady Patience Kendall. But however dangerous his interest, he couldn’t resist teaching the delicious distraction that independence was nothing to passion.
My Thomas: A Novel of Martha Jefferson’s Life
Literature & Fiction
Author: Roberta Grimes
When Martha Skelton finds herself falling in love with a shy young burgess named Thomas Jefferson, it feels like an inconvenience. Widowed at twenty-two, Martha has no desire to lose the independence she has gained in the wake of her husband’s death. But she cannot deny her feelings indefinitely. Despite her intentions, her friendship with Thomas develops into an intense and all-consuming love.
History casts a shadow on Martha’s newfound joy. Through her father’s slave and mistress, Betty Hemings, she comes to understand the true nature of slavery, an institution she has always taken for granted. As Betty’s revelations tear down the walls of her ignorance, Martha begins to work with her husband to end the despicable practice forever.
The Truest Thing about You: Identity, Desire, and Why It All Matters
Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: David Lomas
There are many true things about you—true things you use to build an identity. Parent. Introvert. Victim. Student. Extrovert. Entrepreneur. Single.
These truths can identify you, your successes and failures, your expectations and disappointments, your secret dreams and hidden shames. But what if your true identity isn’t found in any of these smaller truths, but in the grand truth of who God says you are? In other words, lots of things are true about you—but are they the truest?
David Lomas invites you to discover and live out the truth of who God created you to be: you are loved, you are accepted, and you are made in God’s image. It’s time to move beyond the lesser voices and discover why everything changes when you become who you really are.
The Light in the Wound
Romance > Coming of Age
Author: Christine Brae
Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes.
When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness she’s ever felt is washed away by his intensity and passion. But people change as they grow up. Things can never stay the same forever.
Jesse and Isabel fight to stay together, determined to hold on to what they once had. Isabel wonders if a second love can ever be enough to make her forget her first.
Science Fiction > Alien Invasion
Author: Stephen Arseneault
In a distant galaxy, Humans are on the run…
The first book in the AMP series. For a thousand years Man has fled from an enemy that is bent on his annihilation. The only real defense is his home, a great station called the Grid with a faster than light drive that is unmatched for speed. Don is a Messenger not a hero. But ordinary men sometimes have a way of rising to a challenge. War is coming and fate will place Don and his ship, a Blevin class Defender, smack in the middle of the fight. Is Man ready for the 43rd Milgari war? Don Grange doesn’t think so!
Surrender to Love (Night Calls)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: J.C. Valentine
After finding herself out of luck and out of love, Patricia Jacobs has written off the male species. No one but her father has ever given her the love and devotion she knows she deserves, and she’s sick and tired of it. Until she collides, literally, with a man whose devastating smile and seductive charm that should be considered illegal, destroys her plans. He’s everything she’s ever dreamed of in a man: handsome, intelligent, successful, they share a love of cars and best of all; he looks at her like she’s his light in the dark. What more could a girl ask for?
Jonathon Bradshaw, destroyed by a past that has haunted his every waking moment for the last five years, isn’t looking for a serious relationship, until he meets Patricia. Sweet, saucy and as hot as the summer is long, Jon can’t deny the draw he has toward her. For the first time, he has hope. Determined to shake the ghosts of his past, Jon focuses on forging a future with Patti, but he’s always been a master at standing in his own way.
When Jon’s past refuses to be forgotten, will Patti be able to live with the truth about the man who’s stolen her heart?
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Why Shoot a Butler?
Mystery > British Detectives
Author: Georgette Heyer
Regularly $11.99, Today $2.99
Every family has secrets, but the Fountains’ are turning deadly…
On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her—at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up…
In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it’s the butler who’s the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled. Fortunately, in ferreting out a desperate killer, amateur sleuth Amberley is as brilliant as he is arrogant, but this time he’s not sure he wants to know the truth…
Facade (The Games Series)
Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Regularly $12.00, Today $0.99
After her father commits a crime that shatters her family, eighteen-year-old Delaney Cross is tired of pretending everything is alright. Packing up her car, she sets out to find the people her father hurt. Her search leads her to places she’s never been–and into the arms of Adrian Westfall.
To the outside world, Adrian is a sexy, charming ladies man. But his playboy persona is just an act. Secretly his soul is tortured by a memory too painful to share. Only Delaney seems to see through his façade to the real man underneath. And for the first time in his life, Adrian feels he can begin to open up about his past.
Together, Adrian and Delaney share a passionate, carefree love they never expected to find. Yet both still harbor their own secrets. When the dark truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together, or tear them apart forever?
The Curse Keepers (Curse Keepers series)
Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Denise Grover Swank
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.
Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right.
Mail Order Love (Oregon Mail Order Brides)
Author: Amy Blakelear
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
This is a sweet, heartwarming, full length mail order bride historical romance novel with a happy ending. Set in western cowboy Oregon in 1886.
Pale, pretty, dark-haired Ellie Bates lost her entire family to typhoid and narrowly escaped death from the sickness herself. Now she finds herself as an unpaid servant for her deceased brother’s wife, struggling with dizzy fits that send her spinning. When Ellie finds out she is to be forced into marriage with a vile snake of a man, she knows she must escape now or die a slow living death. On impulse Ellie takes a leap into the unknown and advertises herself as a live-in housekeeper in a national newspaper.
Tall, rugged, handsome cowboy Jared Ford lost his parents in a train crash fourteen years ago. To cope with the pain of his loss he threw himself into managing the vast family ranch, with only his grandmother and a bunch of entertaining comical dogs to keep him company. When Jared’s adorable but interfering Irish grandmother decides he needs young female company, she goes ahead and orders him a mail order bride from the newspaper for his birthday. The only problem is, her eyesight fails her and she thinks Ellie’s advert is for a mail order bride.
Flapjack (Case File #1 of Icarus Investigation)
Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Daniel Ganninger
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Murphy and Galveston realize there must be more to life than their mind-numbing cubical jobs. Over a barbeque lunch, Galveston attempts to convince his friend to join him in a daring new career as a private investigator. With nothing to lose, Murphy reluctantly agrees. Relying heavily on their humorous wit and questionable tactics, the men employ a creative approach to their investigations. For a time these methods prove successful, until they push too far and find themselves mired in the case of a lifetime.
An explosion rocks a New England university lab setting off a carefully orchestrated chain of events. A small device has been stolen, a key to the entire world’s energy problems, and the power that comes with controlling it. The fate of the device and its inventor lies with the newly self-proclaimed private detectives.
The two men, under the threat of arrest by the FBI, begin to criss-cross the country and the world, picking up clues to the puzzle of the missing device in England, Mexico, and even Brazil. Dead ends seem at every turn, but with the help of an outcast computer expert, a British spy and former flame of Galveston’s, and a new employee whom Murphy can’t seem to keep his eyes off of, the investigators unwind the case using their unorthodox approach, berating each other at every turn.
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