Bestselling thriller author Ted Dekker tops today’s Buffet with Water Walker, episode 1 of his new serialized novel. The book, currently the No. 1 suspense title on Amazon, was published this month to the Kindle, and will be released in paperback next month. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “classic Dekker… Ripe with pulse ratcheting suspense, mammoth twists, and lightning-fast pacing.”

tedTed began his career writing fantasy novels that explored spirituality (Black, Red and White) and has since become a major force in the mainstream fiction arena with his recent thrillers, Adam, Thr3e, Skin, Obsessed, BoneMan’s Daughters, and The Bride Collector.

Ted has been honored with a Christy Award as well as a Gold Medallion Award for Best Fiction. “Thr3e” and his novel “House” became feature films.

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Water Walker (Episode 1 of 4)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Ted Dekker
Water Walker (Episode 1 of 4)

“My name is Alice Ringwald, but the man who kidnapped me says that’s a lie.”

Thirteen-year-old orphan Alice Ringwald has no memory beyond six months ago. The only life she knows is the new one she’s creating one day at a time with the loving couple that recently adopted her and gave her new hope. That hope, however, is shattered one night when she is abducted by a strange man. In a frantic FBI man hunt, the kidnapper vanished with Alice.

So begins Water Walker, a modern-day parable that examines the staggering power of forgiveness, and reminds us that it’s possible to live free of the hurt that keeps our souls in chains.



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The Future Widows’ Club (A Bless Her Heart Novel)

Humor & Satire > Dark Comedy
Author: Rhonda Nelson
The Future Widows' Club (A Bless Her Heart Novel)

Welcome to the Future Widows’ Club–a secret society of women who’ve been treated like garbage by their horrible husbands and would rather wait for widowhood than endure a divorce.  But sometimes waiting can be murder…

Jolie Marshall’s husband Chris is definitely horrible, bless her heart.  He tricked Jolie into an “I do”–and her mother out of her father’s life insurance money.  Now Jolie is staying in the marriage–with a little assistance from the Future Widows’ Club, of course–while she amasses
the necessary evidence to send him to prison.

But when Chris is murdered, Jolie becomes the prime suspect.  And her alibi?  She was at an FWC meeting, which doesn’t exactly lend itself to innocence.  But when old flame Jake Malone–the man Jolie ditched to marry Chris–is assigned lead detective on the case she knows she’s really in hot water.  Because suddenly the new widow is thinking that a life sentence with no hope for parole–withhim–wouldn’t be too bad.

More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity

Business Life > Motivation & Self-Improvement
Author: Jeff Shinabarger, Bob Goff
More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, “What is enough?”

It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of “enough” in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever. As Shinabarger reminds them, defining “enough” is more than a responsibility—it is an opportunity to give hope.

Charred Heart (Heart of Fire, Book 1)

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Lizzy Ford
Charred Heart (#1, Heart of Fire)

For a thousand years, Chace has searched for a way to break the curse placed on him by a jilted lover. He’s a dragon shifter, one who can’t control when the magic will force him into a different form. He’s already lost everyone he ever cared about a few times over and doesn’t know how much longer he’s meant to suffer.

At his wit’s end, he makes a deal with a mysterious figure that offers him what he wants most – an end to his misery – in exchange for everything that’s his: His life, his power. His heart.

The next day, he meets Skylar, a modern day dragon slayer whose mission is to cage him – or kill him. Sexy, witty and brave, she is the yin to his yang, the woman destined to break the curse, balance his magic and make his broken heart whole.

Amazing Panini Sandwich Recipes

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Burgers & Sandwiches
Author: Mandy Stephens
Amazing Panini Sandwich Recipes: 51 Quick & Easy, Delicious Panini Sandwich Recipes for the Busy Person Using a Panini Press Grill

Get ready to create amazing, quick and easy, yet delicious and satisfying Panini sandwiches. Pressed sandwiches are a tasty, fast and nutritious meal for people on the go. The Panini sandwich recipes in this book are the ideal solution to fast meals and nutritious food. They’re quick and easy, full of the nutrients your body can use, and are delicious to boot!

Using a Panini press grill, you can create countless sandwich combinations. Panini grills are fun, convenient and easy to use! Recipes include:

  • *Grilled Pesto Chicken Panini
  • *Brie with Fig and Prosciutto on Focaccia
  • *Roast Beef with Horseradish and Smoked Gouda Panini
  • *Creamy Ham-Raspberry Stackers
  • *Bacon and Pear with Bleu Cheese Croissant

A Legacy of Light (The Dragon War, Book 1)

Fantasy > Epic
Author: Daniel Arenson
A Legacy of Light (The Dragon War, Book 1)

The people of Requiem, an ancient kingdom, can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. For years, Requiem’s holy stars have blessed the kingdom with light and magic. But now a darkness falls.

General Cadigus, traitor to the crown, has captured the throne. Bloodthirsty and cruel, he rules with an iron fist. He crushes his own people under his heel. He burns all foreign lands. The noble kingdom of Requiem fades; a dark empire rises.

In the wilderness, a small light kindles. Rebellion brews. The rebels are haggard, outnumbered, and desperate. They hide in forests and ruins. They fight for the memory of Old Requiem, for a legacy of light.

The Resistance is small, but its cry is loud: “The tyrant must fall.”

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Rose’s Heavenly Cakes

Baking > Cakes
Author: Rose Levy Beranbaum
Regularly $21.95, Today $2.51
Rose's Heavenly Cakes

Winner of the 2010 Cookbook of the Year Award, IACP (International Association of Culinary ProfessionalsAt last an all-new, full-color cake lover’s companion from Rose Levy Beranbaum, The Diva of Desserts!

A must-have guide to perfect cake-baking from this award-winning master baker and author of The Cake Bible, one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time.

This comprehensive guide will help home bakers to create delicious, decadent, and spectacularly beautiful cakes of all kinds with confidence and ease. With her precise, foolproof recipes, Rose shows you how to create everything from Heavenly Coconut Seduction Cake, Golden Lemon Almond Cake, and Devil’s Food Cake with Midnight Ganache to Orange-Glow Chiffon Layer Cake, Mud Turtle Cupcakes, and Deep Chocolate Passion Wedding Cake.

Steam & Sorcery (The Gaslight Chronicles)

Science Fiction > Steampunk
Author: Cindy Spencer Pape
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Steam & Sorcery (The Gaslight Chronicles)

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.

Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she’s ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.

When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery…

The Lost Heir (The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 1)

Historical Fiction > Europe
Author: E.G. Foley
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
The Lost Heir (The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 1)

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author E.G. Foley presents The Gryphon Chronicles, a new series of historical fantasy adventures that’s as much fun for grownups as it is for kids!

Strange new talents…

Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he’s started seeing ghosts, and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why. Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family — with magical powers!

But with treacherous enemies closing in, it will take all of his wily street instincts and the help of his friends — both human and magical — to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents, and defeat the foes who never wanted the Lost Heir of Griffon to be found…

Pale Demon (Hollows)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Kim Harrison
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Pale Demon (Hollows)

New York Times bestselling urban fantasy superstar Kim Harrison is back with Pale Demon—her ninth electrifying adventure featuring contemporary witch Rachel Morgan. This time Rachel’s leaving the Hollows, on a cross-country road trip with a pixy, an elf, and a vampire, as she races to clear her blackened name at a California witches’ convention in order to avoid an eternity of torment at the claws of a soul-devouring demon.

Pale Demon is Kim Harrison at her gothic best—combining mystery, action, intrigue, paranormal romance, and breathtaking dark fantasy in a delicious witches’ brew that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Stephenie Meyer, and Jim Butcher simply will not be able to resist.

Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Author: Henry Cloud, John Townsend
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Keys for establishing healthy boundaries–the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for children and adults.

To help their children grow into healthy adults, parents need to teach them how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. The authors of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries bring their biblically-based principles to bear on the challenging task of child rearing, showing parents:
* how to bring control to an out-of-control family life
* how to set limits and still be loving parents
* how to define legitimate boundaries for the family
* how to instill in children a godly character

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