New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire tops today’s Buffet with Secrets on the Sand, the first installment in her new trilogy set n the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay. This is a fun, lighthearted sexy read that will appeal to fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery.

roxRoxanne is author of more than 30 novels of romance and suspense. She is the author of the popular suspense series “Bullet Catchers” and “Guardian Angelinos.”A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award for the best in romantic fiction, Roxanne’s books have also been awarded the National Readers Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier award, the Booksellers Best Award, the Award of Excellence, the Maggie, the Holt Medallion and many more.

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Secrets on the Sand (Barefoot Bay Billionaires #1)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Secrets on the Sand (Barefoot Bay Billionaires #1)

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Enter Mandy Mitchell…the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort.

The minute they meet, Mandy knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid…but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her? One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he’s ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?

The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels

Humor > Mystery & Suspense
Author: JB Lynn
The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels (Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman)

How do you say “no” to a mob boss?

When bumbling hitwoman Maggie Lee is asked by her mob boss employer to kill a cop, she wants to say no.

When her sexy murder mentor, Patrick Mulligan tells her the cop in question is a guy she once dated, she REALLY wants to refuse.

But when her former date, Paul Kowalski tries to kill her, she changes her tune to “Hell, yes!”

Maggie and Patrick grow closer as they scramble to figure out what it is that Kowalski is looking for and what it has to do with her prison escapee father.

Mean Woman Blues (Skip Langdon Mystery #9)

Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Julie Smith
Mean Woman Blues: An Action-Packed New Orleans Thriller; Skip Langdon Mystery #9 (The Skip Langdon Series)

The most dangerous man in the world is trying to killer her…

That would be the Rev. Errol Jacomine, crazy as a fox that just ate a loon, and more dangerous than a cell full of serial killers. She’s Detective Skip Langdon, the New Orleans cop who’s twice smashed his criminal endeavors, yet each time he’s managed to slip away. Now he’s mad. In both senses of the word. And he has the connections to have her killed—or worse, those she loves.

After one near-miss and several nasty threats, Skip is driven by fear that she’ll lose the people dearest to her. Despite finding herself disgraced in her own home town (seems Jacomine knows how to frame as well as kill), she goes on the hunt for the kind of maniac with a gift for conning people and the extreme makeover to make it work.

But by now Jacomine’s madness has escalated to the point that he’s finally gone too far with too many people. Before it’s over, more than one person’s stalking him, and some are women feeling as mean as their quarry. If Langdon doesn’t get there first, there’ll be a bloodbath. If she does, only one person will walk away—and Jacomine’s as lucky as he’s ruthless.

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Children’s Books > Mysteries & Detectives
Author: Ridley Pearson
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI–which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging–Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park.

The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming?

Nice Girl to Love: Three-Book Collection

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Violet Duke
Nice Girl to Love: Three-Book Collection (#1 Resisting the Bad Boy, #2 Falling for the Good Guy, #3 Choosing the Right Man)

This is the complete boxed set collection of the NICE GIRL TO LOVE serial trilogy, which contains all three Nice Girl worldwide bestsellers:

#1: Resisting the Bad Boy
#2: Falling for the Good Guy
#3: Choosing the Right Man

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast. Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery–and repel the drama–Connor has a firm ‘nothing over a month’ rule. Who knew a nice girl would be the one to make him want to break all his rules?

Runes (Book 1)

Teen & Young Adult > Romance
Author: Ednah Walters
Runes (Book 1)

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life

SAT Prep Black Book

Teen & Young Adult > Romance
Author: Mike Barrett
SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published

The “SAT Prep Black Book” gives you unique, effective SAT strategies from Mike Barrett, a SAT tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. The Black Book is a must-have, whether you need to

  • make a perfect 2400 to be competitive at an Ivy,
  • score a 450 in each section to claim a sports scholarship,
  • or anything in between.

The Black Book works best when used with the authentic SAT questions in the “Blue Book,” which is the College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide. The Black Book shows you how to beat the SAT, while the Blue Book gives you real SAT questions to practice with. (The SAT Prep Black Book has no affiliation with the College Board.)

The Black Book and the Blue Book are all you need to get your best possible SAT score.

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Death on a High Floor

Thrillers > Legal
Author: Charles Rosenberg
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Death on a High Floor

When much-despised Marbury Marfan senior partner Simon Rafer turns up in a cold pool of blood with an ornate dagger in his back, it comes as a surprise to no one—least of all to Robert Tarza, who is first on the scene. A long-time partner at Marbury, Tarza knows dozens of attorneys in the firm who had good motive to want Rafer in the ground. But despite his own decades of conflict with Rafer—and a recent heated quarrel over a rare ancient coin Simon bought from him—Robert never imagined that homicide Detective Spritz would zero in on him as prime suspect.

As Spritz’s case builds with uncanny speed, Robert quickly falls from his respected position at Marbury to a criminal being dragged through the tabloids. Along with his kick-butt defense attorney, Jenna James, he is forced to play detective in a race to find the real killer—and uncovers a web of fraud amongst his closest colleagues in the process. In the end, only Jenna’s untested trial skills can keep him out of prison.

A Hopeful Heart (Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel)

Romance > Amish
Author: Amy Clipston
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
A Hopeful Heart (Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel)

Hannah finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her community offers her love and support after the untimely death of her husband, but an Englisher offers her the chance of a new life after her unexpected tragedy.

Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised by his attraction to the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand Hotel. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.

Joshua Glick wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her late husband’s brother and business partner, he has always been in love with Hannah.

When the Stars Fade (The Gray Wars)

Science Fiction > Military
Author: Adam Korenman
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99
When the Stars Fade (The Gray Wars)

After thousands of years, humanity has reached the stars. In less than one, they could lose it all.

For Lieutenant Cameron Davis, the day begins like any other: with a hangover. Sitting in the crowded mess and nursing a cup of coffee, he has no idea that his entire world is about to be upturned.

Two alien races, the Nangolani refugees and the Boxti horde, descend on Earth and continue their century-old battle. Humanity barely has time to catch its breath before first contact becomes total war. Now the target of annihalation at the hands of the powerful Boxti armada, Earth hastily joins in an alliance with gray-skinned aliens. But will it be enough to stop the oncoming swarm?

And amidst the chaos in the skies overhead, a darker threat is lurking within. A group known as the Red Hammer has been waiting for an opportunity to emerge from the shadows, and their time has arrived.

How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work

Self-Help > Success
Author: Megan Hustad
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
How to Be Useful: A Beginner's Guide to Not Hating Work

There’s a lot of career advice out there. Much of it dumb. But what if someone read all the advice books — over a hundred years’ worth — and put all the good ideas in one place? Could you finally escape the cube? Stop mailing things? Be happier?

In How to Be Useful, Megan Hustad dismantles the myths of getting ahead and helps you navigate the murky waters of office life. Humorous yet wise, irreverent yet marvelously practical, this book will help you learn

  • Why “just being yourself” is a terrible idea.
  • How to be smart, but not too smart.
  • Why you shouldn’t be “nice.”
  • When not to be good at your job.
  • How to screw up with grace and dignity.
  • Why shoes matter.
  • The right and wrong ways to talk trash about yourself.
  • That ambition, practiced wisely, is a noble thing.

The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Biographies & Memoirs > Presidents & Heads of State
Author: Jonathan Alter
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

This is the story of a political miracle — the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer than ever before to the Roosevelt magic. Facing the gravest crisis since the Civil War, FDR used his cagey political instincts and ebullient temperament in the storied first Hundred Days of his presidency to pull off an astonishing conjuring act that lifted the country and saved both democracy and capitalism.

Who was this man? To revive the nation when it felt so hopeless took an extraordinary display of optimism and self-confidence. Alter shows us how a snobbish and apparently lightweight young aristocrat was forged into an incandescent leader by his domineering mother; his independent wife; his eccentric top adviser, Louis Howe; and his ally-turned-bitter-rival, Al Smith, the Tammany Hall street fighter FDR had to vanquish to complete his preparation for the presidency.

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