Charles Sheehan-Miles tops today’s Buffet with A Song for Julia, the first novel of his new-adult contemporary fiction series “Thompson Sisters.” As one reviewer put it, “get yourself a box of tissues and read this book. You will not be disappointed!”

charlesCharles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of more than a dozen fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America’s Future.

“I write about things I’m passionate about: love, romance, war; addiction, remorse, guilt,” Charles says.  “I write about the things that terrify me and give me joy.”

Charles and his partner Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters)

Literary Fiction > Romance
Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles
A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters)

Everyone should have something to rebel against. 

Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he’s still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn’t ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job.

The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.
Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father’s career and dominating her family’s life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she’s haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy.

When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.


Pieces of Perfect

Romance > Contemporary > Adult
Author: Elizabeth Hayley
Pieces of Perfect

As a sexy ex-hockey player, Max was the bad boy with something to prove. As a handsome single father, Adam was the man most women wait a lifetime for. Each man would take me on a journey of self-discovery that was marred with lies, jealousy, deceit, and a whole lot of fun. They each offered a glimpse of happily ever after, a piece of perfect. But in my constant quest to have it all, I would risk losing everything. Only one thing was certain. I’d never be the same after this.

Eden’s Hammer (Distant Eden)

Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Lloyd Tackitt
Eden's Hammer (Distant Eden)

Volume three of the highly acclaimed and popular Distant Eden series.

It’s three years after the electrical grid was obliterated by a huge coronal mass ejection, and ninety-seven percent of America’s population died.

Adrian’s war with the mountain cannibals is over and his uncle has called him home with chilling news. Something is going to annihiliate Adrian’s home village, Fort Brazos. Roman won’t say more than that over the radio. It takes Adrian three weeks to get home and find out what the coming threat is, and what he can do about it. Eden’s Hammer begins with his arrival.

Creatus (Creatus Series)

Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Carmen DeSousa
Creatus (Creatus Series)

Ancient myths, superheroes, vampires… Forget everything you’ve heard. Prepare to believe…

After years of searching for the mysterious stranger who saved her life, twenty-two-year-old Kristina is alone and desperate. Seeing no future in her worthless existence, she attempts to force her protector out of the shadows the only way she knows–killing herself.

Ignoring his family’s disapproval, Derrick continues to safeguard the girl he rescued from a vicious attack years earlier. The one thing he can’t protect her from, however, is herself. When Kristina jumps off a bridge, he must reveal himself, even if saving her means she will now be in danger from his kind.

To make things worse, a video revealing Derrick’s supernatural ability when he saved Kristina is now in the possession of a government agency, and someone in his family will do anything to keep their existence a secret, even kill Kristina, the woman Derrick can no longer live without.

Seven Silent Witnesses: Finding Freedom Through the Power of Forgiveness

Self-Help > Personal Transformation
Author: Cheryl Bramlett
Seven Silent Witnesses: Finding Freedom Through the Power of Forgiveness

Compelling and deeply moving, Seven Silent Witnesses is the story of one girl’s emotional journey from extreme brokenness to remarkable wholeness. No one wants to live their life attracting dysfunctional relationships! Would you choose to be “Pitiful” or “Powerful”? Do you want to be a victim – or victorious?

Counselors, teachers, parents, people working with children and youth can all gain insight and understanding of the abused and abusers in reading this book. It gives practical, down to earth steps to finding freedom and wholeness. It can inspire you or someone you love to get past the past and dysfunctional relationship choices. You may need personal growth and transformation in your life – this book will let you see that it can be done!

Told from the perspective of Cheryl, the oldest of seven siblings, there are glimpses into the heart and soul of each of the other children as they experienced unimaginable abuse and pain throughout their childhoods.

This book is a message of hope and unexpected joys as you experience the journey with Cheryl as she discovers the road to freedom through the Power of Forgiveness.

StreetCreds 2nd edition

True Crime
Author: Zach Fortier, Blue Harvest Creative
StreetCreds 2nd edition


StreetCreds is a look inside the world of street gangs and the cops that work them.

I worked the street for many years before I entered the Gang Task Force, joining it with the idea that I could rise to the level of violence of any banger I encountered – a really stupid idea.

I wanted to “earn back” the respect of the citizens for the police; I grew up in this city, and I worked its streets the best way I knew how, feeling that I had a firsthand understanding of what the citizens were experiencing.

The increasing frustration at gang crimes, drive bys, robberies, never feeling safe with your kids in your own neighborhood – I wanted to do what I could to make that fear go away.

Once I was inside the task force, though, the reality was a rude awakening for me. The task force was poorly managed and staffed by detectives mostly out for themselves, and the internal politics made success incredibly difficult and almost impossible – almost, but not quite.

Bring Home The Butterflies Vol. I: How to Attract More Monarchs to your Butterfly Garden…and Keep Them There!

Gardening & Landscape Design
Author: Tony Gomez
Bring Home The Butterflies Vol. I: How to Attract More Monarchs to your Butterfly Garden...and Keep Them There!

Even though monarch butterflies are more common than most others, they are rarely seen in many of our butterfly gardens. But what if you could have hundreds of monarchs fluttering through your yard each summer?… or even dozens at once? Then imagine these magical monarch butterflies staying around for hours on end entertaining you with a spectacular aerial display. If this sounds like a dream, it is! But it’s a dream that can happen if you’re willing to try some new strategies in your garden. In this book I’ll reveal:

  • Uncommon species of Milkweed plants
  • Tried and true Native plants
  • Annual plants that drive monarchs wild
  • Learn how Container Gardening and Vertical Gardening can be implemented into your butterfly garden plan
  • A new way to Water
  • Easy Garden Care that can have a huge impact on your results
  • Raising Monarch Butterflies is a fun and educational activity that will get kids excited about monarchs while increasing butterfly traffic in your garden!
  • Helpful Garden Resources to create your best monarch butterfly garden

If Only I Could Talk: A Canine Adventure

Children’s Books > Animals
Author: Tony Lewis
If Only I Could Talk: A Canine Adventure

Trapped in a house fire, Nelson is dying.
If only he could open the door …

Nelson whimpers his final goodbye to Rascal, his canine soulmate, their paws almost touching through the heavy glass that separates them. Succumbing to the smoke, his life drifts slowly before him …

Nelson was born deep in the French Alps, where his only worries were how snow could be both soft and hard and why it made the house sink. And whose turn it was to fetch the baguettes from the boulangerie.

So how could puppy love be so cruel? And how ever did he find himself lost and lonely in England?

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Beautiful Ruins

Contemporary Fiction
Author: Jess Walter
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Beautiful Ruins

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.

And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio’s back lot – searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning 50 years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist, and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion – along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow.

Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

Prodigal Son

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Susan Mallery
Regularly $6.99, Today $1.39
Prodigal Son (Harlequin Bestselling Author)

Jack Hanson knew what he wanted, and it wasn’t a media empire. After his father died suddenly, Jack was forced to leave his law practice and take over his father’s company. And, oh, yeah, pull it back from the brink of catastrophe. The one bright spot in the whole mess was his new hire—an old business-school friend, Samantha Edwards. Samantha was just as smart, fun and vibrant as she’d been in school, but now…she was a hell of a lot sexier.

Samantha Edwards knew what she wanted, and it wasn’t love. She’d already made a mess out of her life once. She wasn’t about to jeopardize the best job she’d ever had by breaking the cardinal rule of business—falling for the boss. And yet, Jack needed her. And she needed him…because if he could put the company back together, perhaps he could heal her, too.

SEAL Team 13 (SEAL Team 13 series)

Thrillers > Military
Author: Evan Currie
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
SEAL Team 13 (SEAL Team 13 series)

It’s been ten years since a mysterious incident in the South China Sea annihilated a US Navy destroyer and its Navy SEAL team. Only one man survived this horrific tragedy. Now, as more of these strange, supernatural events are happening around the world—with deadly consequences—the US Navy calls on sole survivor Harold “Hawk” Masters to put a stop to the evil forces behind these crimes.
Masters reluctantly returns, dispatched to lead an elite team of soldiers like him—all survivors of the terrifying, evil deeds of “the other side.” As these frightening events escalate at an alarming rate, SEAL Team 13 is put to the test, battling malevolent undead creatures that threaten the security of the nation—and the world.

But not everyone supports the government’s new interest in facing off against the unnatural forces that threaten the welfare of its citizens. Could Hawk Masters’ secret military force also be forced to fight shadowy opponents from within?

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s fearful rise to power. In what Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, calls “one of the most inspiring books I have ever read,” Lemmon recounts with novelistic vividness the true story of a fearless young woman who not only reinvented herself as an entrepreneur to save her family but, in the face of ferocious opposition, brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Kabul.

The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war—a rare achievement for any Afghan woman—Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. Former ABC News reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years on the ground reporting Kamila’s story, and the result is an unusually intimate and unsanitized look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan. These women are not victims; they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their nation. Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain as debates over withdrawal timelines dominate the news.

What the Duke Desires (Duke’s Men)

Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
What the Duke Desires (Duke's Men)

From the New York Times bestselling author who “delivers lively lovers” and “entertaining, sensual historical romance” (Booklist) comes the first in a new Regency romance series, The Duke’s Men, featuring the Duke of Lyons and the illegitimate daughter of a viscount.

Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke’s brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan’s sister. Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined…

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