Vanessa Kelly, a bestselling author of sizzling hot Regency romance novels, tops today’s Buffet with Lost in a Royal Kiss. This introduction to her “Renegade Royals” series transports readers to the court of King George III, where a London street urchin unwittingly plays Cupid, ushering in a new era–and ultimately a new kind of royal…

vanVanessa also writes romantic suspense and single-title contemporary romance under the name V.K. Sykes, which is actually a pen name for Vanessa and her co-writing partner Randall Sykes, her husband. V.K. likes to write about favorite locations—especially Florida and Las Vegas.

Vanessa grew up in New Jersey, and after completing her Master’s in English literature from Rutgers University, she headed to Toronto for her Ph.D. and stayed in the frozen north.

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Lost in a Royal Kiss (Renegade Royal)

Historical Romance
Author: Vanessa Kelly
Lost in a Royal Kiss (Renegade Royal)

With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires–much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate…

Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet’s interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her–or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy’s future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?…



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Far Horizons (The Emigrants Trilogy)

Romance > Historical > Scottish
Author: Kate Hewitt
Far Horizons (The Emigrants Trilogy)

The Highlands of Scotland, 1819: On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. When his father discovers his intent he insists it is dishonourable, and so Allan must free Harriet from her promise even as he vows to remain faithful himself. Through years of hardship, heartache, tragedy, and betrayal, Allan and Harriet cling to the love that first brought them together–yet it is the treacherous doubts of their own hearts that could prove to be their undoing, and drive them farther apart than ever.

Far Horizons is a sweeping saga that will take you from the Highlands of Scotland to the untamed Canadian wilderness and the bustling streets of Boston. Based on actual events, it celebrates the strength of a promise and the enduring power of love.

Real Men Don’t Text: A New Approach to Dating

Christian Living > Dating & Relationships
Author: Ruthie Dean, Michael Dean
Real Men Don't Text: A New Approach to Dating

Welcome to dating in the digital world—where phone conversations followed by dinner and a movie have been replaced by last-minute texts, ambiguous relationships, and vague group hangouts.

While technology makes it faster and easier to connect than ever before, it has also created confusion . . . And heartbreak.

Ruthie and Michael Dean have heard the same story from thousands of women: the disappearing men, the cryptic messages, the disappointing relationships, and the false intimacy of on-screen connection. In a no-holds-barred narrative style, the husband-and-wife team chronicles their dating mishaps, hilarious attempts to find love, and many mistakes—helping women understand just what men are thinking and how to attract Mr. Right.

Real Men Don’t Text offers game-changing perspectives, bringing a fresh approach to love, sex, and dating. You don’t need to spend one more night staring at a phone screen. It’s time to take back your love life!

My Stubborn Heart

Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Becky Wade
My Stubborn Heart

Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmother asks Kate to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance, takes a leave of absence from her job as a social worker, and the two of them set off.

Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man her grandmother has hired to renovate the house. From the first moment she meets Matt, Kate can’t help but be attracted to him–he’s got a combination of good looks and charisma that draw and tug at her. But she knows there’s zero chance of a romance between them. Matt’s in love with his dead wife, and even if he weren’t, Kate realizes that she’s way too ordinary for him. For Matt Jarreau is no ordinary guy. Kate discovers that he was once a great NHL hockey player who left the sport when his wife–an honest-to-goodness former Miss America–was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Matt’s been hiding from people, from God, and from his past ever since. Yet Kate is absolutely determined to befriend him, to try to reach him, to help him in some small way.

Unauthorized Access

Technothrillers
Author: Andrew McAllister
Unauthorized Access

Young computer programmer Rob Donovan receives an emergency call from his boss at the First Malden Bank in Boston after the first successful cyberattack in American banking history scrambles thousands of account records. First Malden’s survival is on the line as furious customers and voracious reporters descend on the bank.

Rob is part of the team trying to fix the damage, until the FBI charges him with the crime and brings his world crashing down. Facing prison time and the loss of his fiancée Lesley, Rob’s only chance of reclaiming his life lies in cutting through a web of mistrust and betrayal to uncover the startling truth behind the attack.

She’s Not There

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Marla Madison
She's Not There

Women are missing . . . Is the rising number of abused women who’ve gone missing a statistical anomaly? Or is a serial killer targeting this vulnerable group of women? When the Milwaukee Police Department refuses to investigate because no bodies have been discovered, Lisa Rayburn, the clinical psychologist who discovers the anomaly, is drawn into an investigation to discover the cause after one of her own clients goes missing. She finds herself forming an unlikely alliance with a former policewoman turned security consultant, TJ Peacock, and the husbands of two of the missing women who may themselves be murderers.

When TJ is attacked, and a woman looking remarkably like Lisa is found murdered, they know . . . someone is willing to kill to protect his secret. Can they reveal the killer before he gets to them?

34 Cut Out Cookie Recipes

Baking > Cookies
Author: Pamela Kazmierczak
34 Cut Out Cookie Recipes - The Best Recipes For Cut Out Cookies For All Occasions All Year Long (Easy Cookie Recipes - The Best and Tastiest Cookie Recipes Collection)

Whether you are looking for some Christmas cookie recipes for the holidays or just some of the best cookie recipes available, this book has what you are looking for! Of course cut out cookies are perfect for seasonal get-togethers as well as the holidays, but truly they make a great treat anytime of the year.

Inside 34 Cut Out Cookie Recipes – The Best Recipes For Cut Out Cookies For All Occasions All Year Long you will find many choices to choose from such as sugar cookie recipes, peanut butter cookie recipes, a cut out sugar cookie recipe, and if you are looking for a gingerbread cookie recipe – we have several to choose from.

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Out of Play (Heather Howland Collection)

Teen & Young Adult > Love & Romance
Author: Jolene Perry, Nyrae Dawn
Regularly $9.99, Today $0.99
Out of Play (Heather Howland Collection Books)

Rock star drummer Bishop Riley doesn’t have a drug problem. Celebrities—especially ones suffering from anxiety—just need a little help taking the edge off sometimes. After downing a few too many pills, Bishop wakes up in the hospital facing an intervention. If he wants to stay in the band, he’ll have to detox while under house arrest in Seldon, Alaska.

Hockey player Penny Jones can’t imagine a life outside of Seldon. Though she has tons of scholarship offers to all the best schools, the last thing she wants is to leave. Who’ll take care of her absentminded gramps? Not her mother, who can’t even be bothered to come home from work, let alone deal with their new tenants next door. Penny’s not interested in dealing with Bishop’s crappy attitude, and Bishop’s too busy sneaking pills to care. Until he starts hanging out with Gramps and begins to see what he’s been missing. If Bishop wants a chance with the fiery girl next door, he’ll have to admit he has a problem and kick it. Too bad addiction is hard to kick…and Bishop’s about to run out of time.

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter

Romance > Science Fiction
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99
The Mad Scientist's Daughter

“Cat, this is Finn. He’s going to be your tutor.”

Finn looks and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task now is to tutor Cat. As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Finn is her guardian, her constant companion… and more.

But when the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.

Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: M. Louisa Locke
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Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

In Bloody Lessons, it is the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters.  Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called in to investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate’s sister, may be one of the teachers targeted for attack.

In this installment in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, readers will find the same blend of a cozy mystery and romantic suspense, played out against the historical backdrop of late 19th century San Francisco, that they found in Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits.  If you are new to this series, you will still enjoy spending time with the lively residents of Annie Fuller’s boarding house and visiting San Francisco when Golden Gate Park was filled with horse-drawn carriages, politics were controlled by saloon-keepers, and kisses were stolen under gaslight.

The Mystic Saga Omnibus (Books 1 – 5)

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Scott McElhaney
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The Mystic Saga Omnibus (Books 1 - 5)

Meet Declan Stringfellow, a man single-handedly taking out his revenge on the organized crime ring in Richland. The cards seem to be dealt in his favor until a car accident lands him in the hospital.

But don’t close your eyes for a second…

In the blink of an eye, he goes from being in a hospital MRI scanner to being aboard a Colonial Establishment Cruiser 300 years in the future. He wakes up in a different body, and it’s the identical body as 21 other people who all find themselves equally as confused.

How did they all get here and where are they going?

PI On A Hot Tin Roof (Talba Wallis, Book 4)

Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Julie Smith
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PI On A Hot Tin Roof : A New Orleans Cozy Mystery; Talba Wallis #4 (The Talba Wallis PI Series)

Your lawyer needs you to bail her out? Isn’t that kind of backwards?

So thinks PI Talba Wallis, on her way to Parish Prison—and indeed something’s badly amiss.

New Orleans’ most dynamic detective duo, poet/computer genius Talba and street-savvy Luddite Eddie Valentino, have a personal interest in this one—Eddie’s lawyer daughter Angie’s been set up for a drug bust.

Prominent Judge Buddy Champagne’s the obvious perp and Talba’s so mad she embeds herself in his house as a spy—but she doesn’t count on ending up with a family straight out of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; nor did she realize how involved she was going to get—especially with Buddy’s 14-year-old daughter Lucy.

It works, though, She uncovers plenty of evidence the judge is dirty. And then things get ugly: Somebody kills Buddy and Talba’s true identity comes to light. The Champagnes hate her at this point, but guess what? They hire her to solve the case.

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