Gerri Russell has worked at nearly every conceivable writing job: broadcast journalist, newspaper reporter, magazine columnist, technical writer and editor, instructional designer and, most recently, romance novelist.
She’s the award-winning author of six novels and one novella, and is best known for her adventurous and emotionally intense novels set in 13th and 14th Century Scottish Highlands. She tops today’s Buffet with Warrior’s Bride, the first installment in her “Stone of Destiny” series.
In her spare time, Gerri is a living history re-enactor with the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire. She’s a two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award. Gerri lives in Bellevue, Washington with her husband and children.
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Warrior’s Bride (The Stone of Destiny Series)
Romance > Historical > Scottish
Author: Gerri Russell
The Seer’s Stone. Locked away in a tower, young Isobel had watched its power slowly drive her mother mad. And now, years later, the Stone’s secrets threatened to be the death of Isobel as well. Douglas Stewart, known as the Black Wolf of Scotland, had no intention of taking a wife, despite his father’s demands. But the moment he saw Isobel, he was spellbound by her fiery defiance and delicate beauty. They were united by destiny yet beset by betrayal. Only by opening her heart to love and living up to her legacy could Isobel become a Warrior’s Bride.
Chromecast Users Manual: Stream Video, Music, and Everything Else You Love to Your TV
Computers & Technology > Television & Entertainment
Author: Steve Weber
From the author of “Kindle Buffet”:
Finally … a quick, easy reference for setting up and using your Chromecast.
Google has delivered a home run with the Chromecast home-electronics gadget, which retails for a modest $35. If ever there was a must-have, no-brainer accessory, this is it.
The Chromecast can transform your plain-old HDTV into a home-entertainment smorgasbord. Thanks to Chromecast, you don’t need to spend several hundred dollars upgrading your television to get the latest features. It’s all right at your fingertips, as soon as you turn on your Chromecast.
Great new features are downloaded to your device automatically, the same day they’re ready. Thanks to Chromecast, you can hop off the electronics-upgrade treadmill. After you plug the Chromecast into the back of your TV, that’s the last time you ever need to fiddle with it.
If you’re already enjoying streaming video and music from popular smartphone apps like Netflix and Pandora, now you can enjoy these services even more on your big-screen TV. And if you haven’t yet been introduced to these rich, new innovative sources of entertainment and educational content, then you’re in for a real treat. Chromecast is the easiest way for you to view your favorite content on your TV–movies, TV series, YouTube videos–virtually anything you can get in a web browser, you can now get on your TV.
Torch Ginger (Lei Crime Series)
Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Toby Neal
The island of Kaua`i is remote jungle, golden beaches and ancient culture—but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices.
Lei transfers to the island of Kaua`i, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult—or is it just one madman at work? In Lei’s world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.
In the midst of the biggest case sleepy Kaua`i has ever seen, Lei must also untangle the mysteries of her heart and discover who she loves.
Tripped Up Love (The New Ever After Series #1)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Julie Farley
Heather Meadows lost the only love she’s ever known. Her perfect, yet ordinary life was turned upside down the day her 38-year-old husband died. Her happily ever after was gone in the blink of an eye. Heather’s life becomes the subject of scrutiny and pity as she tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered world and raise her three children on her own. In the midst of suburbia and gossipy neighbors, Heather tries to re-build a normal life. Little does she know she’s about to trip into a new adventure. An adventure she could never have imagined. Where will her misstep take her and how will Heather handle the prying eyes of those around her?
Eden’s Warriors (A Distant Eden)
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Lloyd Tackitt
Four years after a massive solar storm knocked out the world’s power grids Adrian Hunter is off on another adventure. He has heard that the US Navy may have docked some ships at Corpus Christi, so he saddles up and heads that way.
Before he gets there he unintentionally rescures several girls, and has no idea how to get rid of them, so he does what comes naturally and trains them in hunting and combat proficiency – turning them into a tough and deadly fighting unit.
But his troubles aren’t over. He quickly finds himself leading a group of Texas volunteers against a much larger invading army from Mexico.
Social Media Marketing Tips: Essential Strategy Advice and Tips for Business
Computers & Technology > Web Marketing
Author: Steve Walker
The Only Book to Rejuvenate Your Marketing Strategy by Embracing Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram and Much More!
If you are starting to build a new marketing strategy, or just refreshing your business’ current one, this book will enlighten you on the very important aspect of including social media. Social media touches billions of people every day, the valuable reach can lend your business a hand in getting the word out. You can’t miss out. Learn how social media benefits any business.
Inside this book, you will find information on the latest platform and apps that are used in social media. The descriptions include how to get started and what each has to offer.
Use social media properly and your business can:
• Gain genuine followers.
• Construct a positive reputation inside your industry.
• Learn what customers are saying.
• Explore creative plans to stand out.
Things My Grandmother Taught Me About Organized Living
Self-Help > Time Management
Author: Gloria Barry
Has chaos come to visit in your life? Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed by all of the small things you need to get done in a day? If so, “Things My Grandmother Taught Me About Organized Living” can help you get back on track. This read shares some simple truths that will help you be a calmer person as you care for yourself, your environment and your belongings.
The Old Car Nut Book
Biographies & Memoirs > Automotive History
Author: David Dickinson
The Old Car Nut Book was designed with the idea that EVERYONE in the old car hobby has a story or two to tell. It provides a place for people to tell those stories that often don’t get shared outside of a garage or with a couple of buddies from the back fender of a special ride during a car show. These are stories from regular Old Car Nuts from across America.
Contributors range from people like the average Joe at a car show to collectors and restorers that are very well known and respected in their local communities. These individuals have spent a lifetime of buying, selling and admiring old cars and while some of them were not that old when they started admiring them, both and the cars are older now!
The stories in this book tell about the contributor’s experiences from the time that cars first caught their eye up to their latest project and reveal the people and events that made an impact on them.
Two Moons of Sera Omnibus Edition
Romance > Fantasy
Author: Pavarti K Tyler
In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
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The Paris Architect: A Novel
Author: Charles Belfoure
Regularly $25.99, Today $2.99
In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money – and maybe get him killed. But if he’s clever enough, he’ll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won’t find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can’t resist.
But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what’s at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we’ll go to make things right.
Sweet Nothings (A Sugar Springs Novel)
Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Kim Law
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open—and she’s good at it. She’s started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody’s guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She’s watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find themselves wondering how to pick up the pieces when love is lost.
When Nick Dalton shows up at the groovy cupcakery, all Joanie wants is a taste; a fling with no strings suits her just fine. But for Nick, a bite is not enough; he wants the whole cake: a big house, a family, true love. But love only makes you stupid, right? Joanie has to decide whether to follow where her free-spirit leads…or hold on to the sweetest thing she’s ever known.
Axe Cop, Volume 1
Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: Malachai Nicolle, Ethan Nicolle
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99
Bad guys, beware! Evil aliens, run for your lives! Axe Cop is here, and he’s going to chop your head off! We live in a strange world, and our strange problems call for strange heroes. That’s why Axe Cop—along with his partner Flute Cop and their pet T. rex Wexter—is holding tryouts to build the greatest team of heroes ever assembled.
Created by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his older brother, the cartoonist Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop Volume 1 collects the entire original run of the hit webcomic that has captured the world’s attention with its insanely imaginative adventures. Whether he’s fighting gun-toting dinosaurs, teaming up with Ninja Moon Warriors, or answering readers’ questions via his insightful advice column, “Ask Axe Cop,” the adventures of Axe Cop and his incomparable team of crime fighters will delight and perplex even the most stoic of readers.
That’s Why I’m Here: The Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story
Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Chris Spielman
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Chris Spielman was a high school and Ohio State football legend and a four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, but he didn’t tackle his toughest opponent until his playing career was almost over. In 1998 his wife Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer, and so began an 11-year journey that brought joy and suffering to the Spielmans, as well as hope and inspiration to thousands of others.
In That’s Why I’m Here, Spielman traces his storied career, recalls his courtship of Stefanie Belcher, cherishes the growth of their four children and invokes the deep spiritual faith that gave their family wisdom and comfort in times of struggle. Though there are plenty of on-the-field tales in the book, it’s not just for football fans. It’s for people whose lives have been touched by cancer, for people whose own faith has wavered, for people who want to meet a woman of tremendous beauty, grace and strength. Though Stefanie passed away on Nov. 19, 2009, her memory and inspiration live on. With laughter and tears, joy and heartbreak, this book lets you know her spirit is still here.
The Man in the Window (Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries)
Humor & Satire
Author: Jon Cohen, Nancy Pearl
Regularly $3.99, Today $2.00
Since he was disfigured in a fire sixteen years ago, recluse Louis Malone has remained hidden from the prying eyes of his neighbors in the small town of Waverly.
Across town, Iris Shula, a lonely and unlovely nurse, knows at thirty-seven it is unlikely that her Prince Charming will ever appear. But Iris is about to learn how wrong she is.
When Louis accidentally falls out of his second-story window, these two kindred souls are brought together. What unfolds is a most unlikely love story. One that will make you laugh and that will break—and remake—your heart.
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