New York Times bestselling author C.J. Ellisson tops today’s Buffet with Vampire Vacation, the first installment in her VV Inn series. This book contains some explicit sex scenes and is intended for mature readers only.
C.J. lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze. Unlike most full-time authors, she’s also battling severe chronic illness–she works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.
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Meet Vivian. She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot–a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true.
Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.
Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn’t easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?
Duncan Forbes is a bad boy, motorcycle-riding adventurer, who arrives in the sleepy small town of Swiftcurrent, Oregon to track down a Van Gogh missing since WWII. He rides in in a beige rental car, but things begin to turn around for him when he keeps seeing an ad for an Indian Chief motorbike that reminds him of wild quests from his past. A wealthy man, thanks to the international treasures he’s tracked down and restored to the rightful owners, Duncan Forbes heads to Changing Gears, the M/C store that’s as mysterious as the owner who throws out clues to the whereabouts of the missing treasure.
Alexandra Forrest is a dedicated librarian. She’s also a very sexy woman who likes to wear high heels and tight clothes. She’s breaking the librarian stereotype and loving every minute of it. When a hot, sexy drifter rolls into her library, she senses he’s trouble. But even she can’t imagine that she’ll soon be stumbling over a dead body in her library and that nothing in her well-ordered life will ever be the same again.
Duncan Forbes is known as the Indiana Jones of the art world. He loves nothing better than to ride into danger and ride out with treasure. He’s a wealthy man thanks to his side hustle, and a respected one thanks to his day job as a college art professor. When stolen art, murder, motorcycles and hot love combine the result is likely to be a wild ride.
Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for healthy dogs and cats in the United States: some five million are killed in our nation’s shelters every year. For far too long, we have been led to believe there is no other way. More than that, we have been told that this killing is the right thing to do.
In 1994, however, one shelter embarked on a bold and revolutionary approach to animal sheltering. Although every national animal welfare agency said it was impossible and every other community in the country continued to kill animals at an astonishing rate, San Francisco became the first city in the United States to end the killing of healthy homeless dogs and cats in shelters. The “No Kill” movement it inspired has the potential to end, once and for all, the century-old notion that the best we can do for homeless dogs and cats is to adopt out a few, and kill the rest.
This is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.
Carter Crow has been wandering the country for years, denying and fleeing from the terrors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
He doesn’t expect Lupine to be any different from the hundreds of little towns he’s passed through in the years since he retired from the Marines. But when he meets the strong and beautiful Lila Milam, he knows there must be something special about the quiet mountain town. A romance begins to kindle between them, but it’s hindered by Crow’s struggles and Lila’s own fight to achieve a hard fought dream.
As the people of Lupine start to force their way into Crow’s solitary life, he will soon be faced with a choice: accept the help and support being offered or let the trauma of his past finally destroy him.
Guilt and Blame. Shaken by tragedy, the Barnes family has fractured. Mother. Father. Son. Each dealing with the pain separately and alone. Holding fast to guilt and blame. Read or imagined.
Claire, an artist who finally follows her dream and encounters a nightmare. Jack, a home builder who thinks he can fix anything–except what matters most. And Ian, a teenage son to be proud of. Until he moves out. fifty miles away from the darkness at home.
On the verge of divorce when their son’s new life goes terribly awry, Claire and Jack are forced to re-examine their lives in order to save their marriage and heal a family that, according to Ian, “has gone to hell.” But can they find the road back?
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Full of delicious recipes, shopping, cooking, and baking tips, as well as philosophy, trivia, and humorous observations regarding the increasingly popular but frequently misunderstood vegan lifestyle, All American Vegan has something for everyone. Aspiring vegans will find practical down-to-earth advice about making the transition to a vegan diet as convenient and uncomplicated as possible.
Are you feeling the stresses of life? Sometimes situations can bring on an overwhelming amount of stress, making us feel on edge, wound tight. This feeling is not good. Stress has bad effects on our health and our mental attitude. Stress causes our immune system to be down so that we are more susceptible to illnesses. Stress may make us feel weak and lethargic. Stress may make us want to sleep a lot. Stress can also make you feel depressed and down in your emotions.
Sometimes all it takes to deal with stress is to change the situation or circumstance into a better one. But other times, the situation cannot be changed that easily. You may not have a way to escape it or to get away from it. It is during these times it is vital for you to find ways to deal with the stress. You do not have to give into the stress; you do things with your mind and with your body to help reduce the stress.
The 26 Tips to Reduce Stress book gives you 26 different ways of helping to alleviate the symptoms brought on by stress. Some of the tips include ways of mentally releasing the stress. Some of the tips suggest physical things to do to help alleviating the stress by doing something physically with the body.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Nothing is deeper than the desire they can’t fight—or deadlier than the evil they can’t escape.
They were only supposed to have a professional relationship, but FBI agent Kyle McKenzie has been fantasizing about his sexy partner, Cadence Hollow, from the moment they first met. It takes the darkest case of their careers to finally bring their hidden desire bubbling to the surface. Once they’re in each other’s arms, though, they swear that nothing short of death will part them. The Night Hunter—a cunning stalker whose four-state, fifteen-year abduction spree began in Paradox, Alabama, with Kyle’s sister—may be only too happy to oblige.
In the small town, Kyle must confront the painful past he’s been hiding from Cadence. Kyle vows to put the Hunter behind bars…or in the ground. But the one thing that obsesses Kyle more than his sister’s grim fate—his furious love for Cadence—is the weapon the Hunter will use to lure his pursuers into the mouth of a murderous trap.
A new kind of alien invasion…
When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash?
After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: he is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural—which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute. It seems he is one of a special breed, a person with unusual powers. He’s also the prime suspect in a string of murders linked by a series of seemingly mundane objects. The deeper he digs and the harder he works to clear his name, the more Quentin realizes that some truths are better off staying buried…
Kalli always imagined life would be easier if she could just read people’s minds. But when a freak accident gives her such a gift, her life becomes anything but easy, especially after her best friend is accused of murder…
Kalli’s a shy, slightly OCD, mind-reading fashion designer with a prissy calico cat and hand sanitizer always at the ready. Nik’s a loud and boisterous half-Greek detective with a big, sloppy St. Bernard and a devil-may-care attitude. In other words, Kalliope Ballas and Nikos Stevens are not a good match, despite the opinions of Kalli’s overbearing mother and the rest of her tight-knit adoptive Greek family.
So when a murder investigation brings the mismatched pair together and Kalli must use her newfound ability to clear her best friend’s name, how can she explain how she knows what she knows without confessing her mind-reading ability to Nik?
In an attempt to soothe growing Cold War tensions between America and Russia, Premier Nikita Khrushchev visits the US to see all that his “enemy” has to offer. Top of his to-do list? A trip to Disneyland and an introduction to sexual icon Marilyn Monroe.
Thanks to the impossible security requirements, Disneyland is out of the question. Marilyn, on the other hand, jumps at the chance to put on a show for the Russian official. During her appearance, she overhears the details of an assassination plot designed to spark an atomic holocaust and devastate both superpowers. When the Secret Service refuses to believe her, Marilyn risks everything to whisk Khrushchev away to safety—in the happiest place on earth.
With US agents and the KGB hot on their trail, Marilyn and Khrushchev enjoy the thrills of the amusement park while fighting to stay one step ahead of the assassins and prevent the horrors of an unprecedented war that would annihilate millions.
Amanda Vickers and Marcie Ducasse, editors at Roaming New England Magazine, return in this story to once again investigate the mysteries surrounding supernatural events in New England. Marcie pays a visit to the town of West Windham, Maine, to check out a report about the so-called Monster of Lake Opal, a Loch Ness-type creature that is said to inhabit the dark depths of the lake. Amanda joins Marcie to attend a seance at the home of a man trying to contact his late wife’s spirit, in hopes of discovering the identity of her killer.
The spirit channeled by the medium tells them to look in her coffin to find a clue to the murderer’s identity. Shortly after the seance, the mausoleum containing the coffin is broken into and a local boy is attacked and seriously injured in the process. Marcie and Amanda quickly find themselves drawn into the hunt for both a strange sea creature and a murderer who appears willing to kill again in order to prevent this grave justice.
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