Rosalind James tops today’s Buffet with Just This Once, the first installment in her “Escape to New Zealand” romance series. As one reviewer put it, it’s “a wonderful, charming story uniquely set in New Zealand.  . . . The storyline is warm, sexy, and romantic–the perfect combination.”

rosalindRosalind is a publishing industry veteran and former marketing executive who, to her own astonishment, has sold nearly 180,000 books in her first 18 months of publishing. She is the author of three Amazon bestsellers: today’s pick “Just This Once,” “Just for Now: Escape to New Zealand,” and “Nothing Personal: The Kincaids.” Rosalind attributes her success to the fact that “lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand.

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Just This Once (Escape to New Zealand)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Rosalind James
Just This Once (Escape to New Zealand)

Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes.

Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn’t looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn’t do casual. But maybe just this once. . .

Drew Callahan is happy to help Hannah find all the fun she’s been missing. But as much as he’s shared with her, he’s kept one very big secret. And learning the truth, now that she’s back home again, has made Hannah more wary than ever. Drew knows that she’s right for him. But how can he convince her to let down her guard enough to explore what they could have together?

Note: This romance, like New Zealand, contains a bit of steam. If that isn’t your cuppa, you may want to visit another country . . .  er, book.


Blood Soaked and Contagious

Action & Adventure > Horror
Author: James Crawford
Blood Soaked and Contagious

I am not going to complain to you about my life. We’ve got zombies. They are not the brainless, rotting creatures we’d been led to expect. Unfortunately for us, they’re just as smart as they were before they died, very fast, much stronger than you or me, and possess no internal editor at all.

Claws. Did I mention claws? I kill them for a living, but it’s as much a vocation as a freelance career choice. It helps me, helps my neighborhood, and the people I consider to be my family of choice. What’s more? I’m really good at it.

My life had a nice rhythm, and I’d almost gotten used to it, but the military bungled an attempt to wipe out an organized bunch of undead near a major commuting route into DC. The formerly-human survivors relocated. Now they’re less than an hour’s stroll away from where I live.

The new Zombie Overlord is smarter, crazier, and much more well-equipped than anyone we’d dealt with in the past. We have something he wants, badly. I know he’s going to come and get it and try and wipe us out in the process… men, women, and even the children. I’d seen it done before elsewhere for lesser reasons.

This is my home. These are my people, my family. This is personal.

50 Quick and Easy Recipes For Breakfast – Pancakes, Waffles and Crepes

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Breakfast
Author: Pamela Kazmierczak
50 Quick and Easy Recipes For Breakfast - Including Pancake Recipes, Waffle Recipes and Crepes Recipes (Breakfast Ideas - The Breakfast Recipes Cookbook Collection)

Are you looking for Quick Breakfast Recipes? This cookbook has recipes for a variety of quick breakfast ideas – such as pancakes, waffles and crepes.

If you are looking for quick yet tasty recipes for breakfast, this might be the cookbook you have been searching for! Many people are looking for quick and easy recipes online and in books – this cookbook will cover recipes for pancakes, waffles and crepes. If this is the type of breakfast you want to prepare, then keep reading!

The Bane (The Eden Trilogy)

Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Keary Taylor
The Bane (The Eden Trilogy)

Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won’t stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.

Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn’t need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time.

The Humanity of Justice

True Accounts > Murder & Mayhem
Author: Burke Strunsky
The Humanity of Justice

Against the backdrop of his most haunting, high-profile murder and child abuse cases, a veteran prosecutor goes beyond an insider’s reflection to shine a light on the humanlike qualities personified in the U.S. criminal justice system and what this means for our future.

The Humanity of Justice is a procedural true-crime book told through the eyes and heart of a veteran criminal prosecutor who cares about the people he meets and their life-altering circumstances. Burke E. Strunsky, a senior deputy district attorney in southern California, takes the reader inside the courtroom for some of the most haunting criminal cases in the state as well as the nation, including: a highly respected church leader who brutally murders his wife for the insurance money while their baby sleeps peacefully in another room; a twisted father who sexually molests his daughter’s own friends at her slumber parties; a former police chief who drowns his wife of thirty years in their backyard spa; and a young man who sadistically tortures and kills a helpless three-year-old boy, yet manages to dodge the death penalty.

The Day Remo Died (The Destroyer #0)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir
The Day Remo Died (The Destroyer #0)

Remo Williams was a simple beat cop. Nobody special, really, until he came to the attention of a secret government organization. They had him killed. Then they brought him back to life, erased his identity, and trained him to be the perfect assassin. All under the pretext of defending the Constitution.

This is a story that’s been told before—in Created, The Destroyer—but never like this. The Day Remo Died revisits the origin of the Destroyer through the eyes of Chiun, the Reigning Master of Sinanju. Chiun, the Teacher. Chiun, who has much to endure if he’s to elevate a pale piece of pig’s ear to mastery. This is the Day Remo Died. This is where it all begins.

Dominion (Book 1 of The Dominion Series)

Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: S. E. Lund
Dominion (Book 1 of The Dominion Series)

Paranormally-gifted Eve Hayden plans on becoming a vampire hunter like her dead mother before her, but when she goes searching for her mother’s killer, she meets beautiful eight-hundred year old identical twin vampire brothers, both of whom want her as their own.

While the brothers play a dangerous game of power with an ancient enemy in an effort to prevent Dominion — when vampires rule over humans — Eve is swept up into a strange new world that exists just under the surface. She’s introduced to the job of vampire hunter, put in immediate danger and expected to choose sides with barely enough time to breathe.

Gifted with paranormal skills, planning to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a vampire hunter, Eve is torn between loyalty to her mother’s cause and her desire for these twins.

In the Shadow of the Earth (The Gods in Hiding)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: J.P. Borders
In the Shadow of the Earth (The Gods in Hiding)

Science meets magic, and the true nature of reality is revealed!

Professor Jim Canter was tormented by memories of his devastating failure as a physicist. The experiment that should have proven his radical, world-changing theory had instead ended in universal accusations of fraud and deceit.

Clinging hopelessly to the remnants of his shattered career, he is forced to consider an incredible idea proposed by a mysterious new graduate student. Mika convinces him to try a final experiment, one that could show an unprecedented link between reality and the human mind, opening the door to possibilities beyond anything Jim had ever imagined.

The outcome leads them both into a terrifying confrontation with an organization of ancient, undead creatures dedicated to keeping these secrets for themselves, and who may present an even greater threat to all of mankind.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Truth Stained Lies (Moonlighters Series)

Christian Fiction > Suspense
Author: Terri Blackstock
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Truth Stained Lies (Moonlighters Series)

When truth doesn’t make sense, will lies prevail?

Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on high-profile homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief . . . until her brother’s wife is murdered and all the ‘facts’ point to him. The killer has staged the crime to make the truth too far-fetched to believe. Working to solve the murder and clear her brother’s name, Cathy and her two sisters, Holly and Juliet, moonlight as part-time private investigators. Juliet, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, and Holly, a scattered ne’er-do-well who drives a taxi, put aside their fear to hunt down the real killer.

Stakes rise when their brother’s grieving five-year-old son is kidnapped. As police focus on the wrong set of clues, the three sisters and their battered detective friend are the only hope for solving this bizarre crime, saving the child, and freeing their brother.

Tidewater Inn (The Hope Beach Series)

Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Colleen Coble
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Tidewater Inn (The Hope Beach Series)

Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.

Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer’s talent and love of history. She’s delighted to learn of the family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she’s met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams.

But Libby soon realizes that the only way she can afford the upkeep on the inn is to sell it to developers who are stalking the island. The father who willed her the inn has died before she could meet him, and her newfound brother and sister are convinced she’s there to steal their birthright. Worst of all, her best friend and business partner has been kidnapped before her eyes, and Libby’s under suspicion for the crime.

Libby’s dream come true is becoming a nightmare. Her only option is to find her friend and prove her innocence, or lose everything on the shores of Hope Island.

Disenchanted

Humor & Satire
Author: Robert Kroese
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Disenchanted

Robert Kroese’s Disenchanted comes fully loaded with the wit and charm of The Princess Bride and a sense of humor all its own. This clever take on the traditional fantasy includes footnotes that keep the narrator honest, a cast of characters that resembles something out of the Island of Misfit Toys, and a fantastic setting filled with words and names that test pronunciation skills.Being assassinated doesn’t have many upsides, so when King Boric is felled by a traitor, the king comforts himself with the knowledge that, like all great warriors, he will spend eternity carousing in the Hall of Avandoor. There’s just one problem: to claim his heavenly reward, Boric must release the enchanted sword of Brakslaagt.

Now, to avoid being cursed to walk the land of Dis forever as an undead wraith, he must hunt down the mysterious Lord Brand who gave him the sword twenty years ago. So begins Boric’s extraordinary journey across the Six Kingdoms of Dis, a walking corpse who wants nothing more than to be disenchanted and left in peace.

Edge of Apocalypse (The End Series)

Christian Fiction > Futuristic
Author: Tim LaHaye, Craig Parshall
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Edge of Apocalypse (The End Series)

The End Series by New York Times bestselling author Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall is an epic thrill ride ripped from today’s headlines and filtered through Scriptural prophecy. As world events begin setting the stage for the ‘end of days’ foretold in Revelation, Joshua Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.

In this adrenaline-fueled political thriller laced with End Times prophecy, Joshua Jordan, former U.S. spy-plane hero turned weapons designer, creates the world’s most sophisticated missile defense system. But global forces conspire to steal the defense weapon, and U.S. government leaders will do anything to stop the nation’s impending economic catastrophe—including selling-out Jordan and his weapon.

To Whisper Her Name (A Belle Meade Plantation Novel)

Romance > Historical > Inspirational
Author: Tamera Alexander
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
To Whisper Her Name (A Belle Meade Plantation Novel)

From the USA Today bestselling author of A Lasting Impression and A Beauty So Rare comes an exquisite historical novel set against the real history of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN that explores the struggles of real people of the post-war South and the journeys of a man and a woman scarred by betrayal.

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and gratefully accepts an invitation from “Aunt” Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation. Expecting to be the Harding’s head housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned when she learns the real reason Elizabeth’s husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Not finding the safe haven she expects, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a Southern man who seems anything but a Southern gentleman.

Branded a traitor by some, Ridley Cooper, a Southern son who chose to fight for the Union, is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him. Determined to learn “the gift” that Belle Meade’s head horse trainer and former slave, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley harbors secrets that threaten both their lives.

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