Michael W. Sherer tops today’s Buffet with Night Tide, a 2013 International Thriller Award Nominee. As one reviewer put it, this book is a tense, twisty thriller about a wrongfully accused man seeking to clear his name and finding himself in the middle of a gripping mystery with deadly consequences.
Michael’s other books include six novels in the award-winning “Emerson Ward” mystery series, the stand-alone suspense novel Island Life, which was a USA Book News “Best Books” award-winner in 2008, and the Tess Barrett YA thriller series.
A member and past regional vice president of Mystery Writers of America, Mike is also a member of the International Thriller Writers.
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Night Tide (Blake Sanders series)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Michael W. Sherer
Blake Sanders thought he left his Midwestern past behind when he went to the University of Washington on a basketball scholarship more than 20 years earlier. But Keely Radcliffe drags it back into the present when she shows up on Blake’s stoop one morning to ask for his help. Back then, Keely’s sister was killed in a lab explosion on a university campus in southern Illinois.
Blake’s best friend Perry Langford was arrested and convicted of murder for setting the charge, but Langford always maintained his innocence, claiming someone else blew up the building. Not even Blake knows what really happened, and he was there. This is a secret he’s kept all this time. Now Langford is out of prison, and he’s gunning for all those he holds responsible for his 20-year stint in jail, including Blake.
A week later, Blake’s cop friend Charlie invites him to a backyard barbecue at his folks’ house. Masked gunmen burst in on the festivities before the two of them can even open a beer. Charlie and Blake manage to hold off the marauders, but Charlie is wounded and when the smoke clears, Charlie’s parents have vanished.
Events begin to snowball, putting Blake on the run from both the shooters and Langford, his childhood friend. Blake realizes they are all related. Soon the FBI and even naval intelligence officer Reyna Chase are on his tail, too. Whoever planted the bomb 20 years ago is cleaning up loose ends, and the prize they’re still seeking after all this time – a revolutionary battery design – is worth a fortune, even worth selling out one’s own country … and killing for.
Opening a Boutique: How to Start your own Unique Clothing Boutique
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: Briana Stewart
Finally… You can open your own boutique!
My name’s Briana Stewart. And if you’ve ever dreamed of opening your very own boutique… I’ve got good news: it’s easier than you think. That’s right – building a successful boutique that allows you to pursue your passion for fashion is really not that complicated…
…if you know the right steps to take.
And I’ve helped hundreds of aspiring fashion entrepreneurs discover what the right steps are and build their own successful boutiques. It might not be easy, but IT IS simple. I know how easy it is to get stuck in a cycle of worrying.
It seems like there’s so much to think about:
- Start up capital
- Acquiring your initial inventory
- Finding the right space,
- Locating suppliers
- Sourcing materials
- Contracts and agreements
- And so much more
It’s time for you to find a mentor you can trust to help you build a successful boutique on your first try – someone who has done it before, and helped other people before you.
A Home for My Heart
Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Anne Mateer
A Heartwarming Historical Fiction Set at the Turn of the Century.
Sadie Sillsby works as the assistant to the matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and dreams of the day she’ll marry her beau, Blaine. But when the matron surprises everyone by announcing her own engagement, Sadie is suddenly next in line for the job. For a young woman who was once an orphan herself, a shot at such an esteemed position is a wish come true.
But the matron of the Home cannot be married. Is Sadie willing to give up her dreams of a life with Blaine and a family of her own? Is she prepared to forgo daily involvement with the children as she instead manages the financial, legal, and logistical aspects of the orphanage? And when it’s revealed that the Home is spending a lot more money than it’s taking in, can Sadie turn things around before the place is forced to close forever?
Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman
Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Wareeze Woodson
Recently widowed Lady Laurel Laningham flees Landings to escape her untenable position. Alone now and at the mercy of her sister-in-law, she decides to nestle under her aunt’s wings for a spell. To add to her burdens, her young son’s new guardian, Lord Adron Gladrey, has announced his intentions to take complete charge of his ward.
The killer is stalking her and a devious jewel thief is stealing the family jewels. Can she convince her son’s guardian she is not a dangerous lunatic and is perfectly capable of raising her son or will he always consider her untrustworthy as a mother to his ward? Will his stubborn blindness send her straight into the path of the murderer, or will he relent in time to save her from following her husband into the grave?
Just Deserts (Hetta Coffey, Book 4)
Action & Adventure
Author: Jinx Schwartz
Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht, and she’s not afraid to use it. As a self employed engineering consultant with a penchant of oddball-read: shady- projects, she has a way of attracting trouble. With her floating home drydocked for repairs in Mexico, Hetta needs a place to live and a job to pay the boatyard.
Landing a project at a mining operation not far from her boat, Hetta finds herself on the tumultuous Arizona/Mexico border, where all hell is breaking loose even before she gets there.
The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson
Thrillers > Suspense
Author: Douglas Lindsay
Barney Thomson — awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber — lives a life of desperate mediocrity. Shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of a twenty-year rut, each dull day blends seamlessly into the next.
However, there is no life so tedious that it cannot be spiced up by inadvertent murder, a deranged psychopath, and a freezer full of neatly packaged meat.
Barney Thomson’s uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer…
Affliction Z: Patient Zero (Post Apocalyptic Zombie Thriller)
Horror > Occult
Author: L.T. Ryan
Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. The remaining few who survive will succumb to a fate worse than death.
3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control.
Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen
Biographies & Memoirs > Royalty
Author: Susan Bordo
Regularly $27.00, Today $2.99
Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne’s life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really look like? Was she the flaxen-haired martyr of Romantic paintings or the raven-haired seductress of twenty-first-century portrayals? (Answer: neither.)
And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne’s death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and critical analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of history’s most infamous relationships.Bordo also shows how generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers imagined and re-imagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto “mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between. In this lively book, Bordo steps off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the competing mythologies.
Call Me Zelda
Thrillers > Psychological
Author: Erika Robuck
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
From New York to Paris, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald reigned as king and queen of the Jazz Age, seeming to float on champagne bubbles above the mundane cares of the world. But to those who truly knew them, the endless parties were only a distraction from their inner turmoil, and from a love that united them with a scorching intensity.
When Zelda is committed to a Baltimore psychiatric clinic in 1932, vacillating between lucidity and madness in her struggle to forge an identity separate from her husband, the famous writer, she finds a sympathetic friend in her nurse, Anna Howard. Held captive by her own tragic past, Anna is increasingly drawn into the Fitzgeralds’ tumultuous relationship. As she becomes privy to Zelda’s most intimate confessions, written in a secret memoir meant only for her, Anna begins to wonder which Fitzgerald is the true genius. But in taking ever greater emotional risks to save Zelda, Anna may end up paying a far higher price than she intended….
A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove)
Romance > Historical > Scottish
Author: Tessa Dare
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked—the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland.
Concerning Tessa Dare and her irresistible romances, bestselling author Julia Quinn is spot on when she says, “Prepare to fall in love!” And anyone who loves the novels of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle is going to adore having A Week to be Wicked.
Blood Double (God Wars, Book 1)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Connie Suttle
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
Eleven days. Eleven days it took, for me to become vampire. The beating had revived old nightmares and I only wished to die. I’d shaken my head and muttered no through lips so bloodied and swollen it was difficult to say the word. He’d asked me if I wanted to live. I said no. He asked me if I wanted to be strong and live forever. I said no again, with difficulty. “Wrong answer,” he whispered and cut into my wrists.
In the beginning, the One created the Three. Only the One was more powerful than the Three. They were named Wisdom, Strength and Love. Those Three are more commonly known as the Mighty Mind, the Mighty Hand and the Mighty Heart.
Others were made, then, with varying degrees of power, who served under the One and the Three. The worlds were made, both Light and Dark, and those worlds were populated with all manner of races and creatures.
The Cure (Unbounded)
Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Teyla Branton
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Erin Radkey’s life has altered completely since her Change made her one of the Unbounded. Yet she has learned the hard way that some things never change.
Greed. Over the centuries the long-lived Unbounded have divided into two groups, the Emporium who craves money and power and will do anything to achieve its ends, including experimenting on its own people, and the Renegades who protect humanity.
Power. Now the Renegades are close to discovering a cure that will save many dying mortals, and the husband of Erin’s closest friend is first in line to receive the formula. But Emporium agents will stop at nothing to destroy the cure—until they realize the research might be exactly the weapon they’ve been searching for.
Love. Erin’s new abilities are tested as she and fellow Renegades fight the Emporium in a struggle that soon becomes all too personal, and where lines of loyalty are blurred by relationships of the past. Everything is at risk, including the lives of her friends—and the love of Ritter Langton, the Renegade Unbounded who both infuriates and excites her.
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