USA Today bestselling author Danielle Monsch tops today’s Buffet with Stone Guardian, the first installment in her “Entwined Realms” series, a modern-day sword and sorcery paranormal romance.

A Pittsburgh native, Danielle began writing way back when there were not enough vampire stories to read — she had to write her own to fill the void.

Danielle writes stories full of fantastical goodness and plenty of action, but always with lots of romance (and a bit of woo-hoo!) mixed in. Vampires and Werewolves and Demons and Angels, Sword & Sorcery, Fairy Tales, Updated Mythologies and the like – if it’s out of the ordinary, it’s fair game for her stories.

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Stone Guardian (Entwined Realms)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Danielle Monsch
Stone Guardian (Entwined Realms)

Gryphons flying past skyscrapers? Wizards battling it out in coffeehouses? Women riding motorcycles with large swords strapped to their backs? All normal sights since the Great Collision happened twenty-six years ago.

Well, not normal for everyone. Larissa Miller may have been born after the Great Collision, but as a history teacher who lives in the human-only city, she has never come into contact with any other race or species, nor has she wanted to. Her life is as ordinary as it gets – that is, until one day she walks out of her apartment and is attacked by a mob of Zombies, only to be saved by a Gargoyle.

Gargoyles trust no one outside their Clan, but due to a cryptic prophecy, Terak, Leader of the Gargoyles, has been watching over the human woman for months. While he can find no reason why the woman has been singled out, something about her stirs every protective instinct within him. When the attack confirms that the threats against her exist and are real, he convinces Larissa that though their races have never been allies, the best chance of discovering why she has been brought into his world is by working together.

In the course of their investigation Terak becomes entranced by his little human. But when he discovers why Necromancers want her and the great reward that awaits him if he betrays her, he must choose between the welfare of his Clan and not only Larissa’s life, but the fate of this New Realm as well.


The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures)

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: James Chalk
The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures)

For Jonathan Harkon, living life in exile is never easy. Forced into hiding his true identity and leaving the only home and family he’s ever known, Jonathan finds himself halfway across the solar system, smuggling condoms for the religiously-oppressed citizens of an outer-system colony named Sanctity. However, it isn’t long before his cover as a bouncer for a local “bikini-bar” is questioned, and he is quickly embroiled in Sanctity’s hardcore, underground, sex-slave trade. With few friends by his side and only his ship, the HMS Mary Rose, to rely upon, Jonathan will need every ounce of the strength and skill that his heavily enhanced, genetically-engineered body can manage, if he means to survive and expose the terrible truth behind Sanctity’s “Meat Market.”

Cupid’s Guide to Online Dating – A Practical Guide to Finding Love Online

Self-Help > Love & Romance
Author: RC Lane
Cupid's Guide to Online Dating - A Practical Guide to Finding Love Online

You can find your soulmate online!

In today’s digital world the number of people finding lasting love through online dating sites is staggering. In fact 1 in 3 successful relationships are starting with online dating introductions. Literally millions of new couples every year!

Cupid’s Guide to Online Dating, written by best selling author and international super model R.C. Lane, uses marketing and advertising knowledge gained from over a decade at the top of the fashion industry giving you the critical insight you need to set yourself apart from the crowd and succeed in the digital age of love. Cupid’s Guide to Online Dating puts you on the fast track towards the relationship of your dreams.

  • Learn how to setup a super attractive online dating profile that sets you apart from the crowd and more importantly gets seen by as many potential mates as possible
  • Know which sites are the best online dating sites and what each online dating site has to offer you based on your relationship goals
  • Understand how to get more page views to your online dating profile and increase your chances of meeting someone special
  • Find out the pro’s and con’s of joining a free online dating website as opposed to paying for membership
  • Gain valuable insight into the psychology of the online dating world and how to display all your best qualities
  • Find out how to break the digital “ice” and strike up a conversation with anyone online

Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon

Historical Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Victor Foia
Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon

Dracula is certainly among the best-known men in the world, yet arguably the least understood. While many stories have been told about both the real and the fictional Dracula, Foia’s account benefits from four decades of research and the unique perspective of a Transylvanian native. Under Foia’s pen, the “Dracula Chronicles” finally pierces the veil of mystery that has shrouded the Wallachian king for over 500 years. The multivolume historical novel unfolds in vivid detail Dracula’s epic metamorphosis from a naïve and trusting prince to the ruthless law-and-order king whose deeds have spawned the most enduring vampire legend.

Taking place on the backdrop of the dying Middle Ages and the blossoming of the Renaissance the “Dracula Chronicles” is replete with towering passions, unbridled ambitions, vile betrayals, and righteous revenge. And, as one would expect, blood. Book One of the series, “Son of the Dragon”, provides a first ever origin story of the man whose fame has survived for over 500 years and has reached even the most remote places of the planet. It begins Dracula’s epic journey that will see the young prince become in future volumes the famed strongman, warrior, and object of women’s interest who has conquered the imagination of millions.

Beginner Crochet Techniques (Tiger Road Crafts)

Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts
Author: Tara Cousins
Beginner Crochet Techniques (Tiger Road Crafts)

Are you new to crochet? Need a little help remembering some stitches? Download this beginner’s guide, complete with many color photos to help you each step of the way.

Contents:

  • Getting Started with Crochet: Choosing a hook and yarn and reading patterns
  • The Basic Stitches: making a slip knot and working a foundation chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, turning chains, and finishing your project
  • Fun & Easy Techniques: making ridges, working with double strands, increases and decreases, shell borders, changing colors, attaching appliqués, working in the round, making cords, forming picots, making different shapes, making a simple flower, and working stitches in reverse
  • 7 Patterns for You to Practice Your New Skills: Baby Block Sampler, Fishy Cat Toy, Valentine’s Heart, Octopus Toy, Sunflower, Halloween Pumpkin Decoration, Mini Easter Basket

The Seacrest

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Aaron Paul Lazar
The Seacrest

They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Finn McGraw disagrees.

He was just seventeen when he had a torrid summer affair with the girl who stole his heart—and then inexplicably turned on him. Finn may have moved on with his life, but he’s never forgotten her.

Now, ten years later, he’s got more than his lost love to worry about. A horrific accident turns his life upside down, resurrecting the ghosts of his long-dead family and taking the lives of the few people he has left.

Finn always believed his estranged brother was responsible for the fire that killed their family—but an unexpected inheritance with a mystery attached throws everything he knows into doubt.

And on top of that, the beguiling daughter of his wealthy employer has secrets of her own. But the closer he gets, the harder she pushes him away.

Serenity (Afterlife)

Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy
Author: Willow Rose
Serenity (Afterlife)

 

It is Meghan’s second year at The Academy.

While trying to help and care for Jason on earth she is struggling to keep up in school, where they this year will learn both to ride Pegasus’ and fly through severe storms. Meanwhile Mick is becoming more than a friend to her and soon she finds herself facing the unavoidable choice.
But something evil is threatening the students at the Academy and Meghan is no longer safe within the walls of the castle. Something causes several of the students to be caught in the middle of a nightmare, that they can’t wake up from.
Soon they realize that they might have a traitor in their midst.

Casseroles (Quick And Easy Everyday Dinner Casseroles)

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Quick & Easy
Author: Sara Winlet
Casseroles (Quick And Easy Everyday Dinner Casseroles)

If I had my way, I would eat casseroles every night for dinner. I absolutely love the simplicity of having every ingredient in one dish. In my delicious Casserole Cookbook, I have a wide range of casserole recipes. For example, Super Chicken Casserole is one of my families all time favorites. I also included one of my favorites, Pot Roast Casserole, which is a recipe my mother-in-law gave me years ago. If you want recipes for easy last minute dinners or a scrumptious Sunday family dinner this, book is for you.

  • Super Chicken Casserole
  • Cheesy Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken Stuffing Casserole
  • Hot Chicken Salad
  • Mexican Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken Noodle Casserole
  • Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
  • Pot Roast Casserole
  • Turkey Devine Casserole
  • Nacho Casserole
  • Chili Chips and Cheese Casserole
  • Easy Baked Ziti

The Piano King And His Girls

Thrillers > Crime
Author: Jason A. Joseph
The Piano King And His Girls

A serial killer is terrorizing the park. How can the park in the middle of town be unsafe? People are there all the time? This man must be invisible. That’s why the police can’t seem to catch him. Girls are being hacked apart and left gift wrapped for the police to find. No one knows how he’s taking them, and that means no one can stop him. Isabelle MacIntosh is a new detective on the case. And it’s up to her to make it safe for women everywhere to wander about at night.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Austenland: A Novel

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Shannon Hale
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Austenland: A Novel

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

Getting Rowdy (Hqn)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Lori Foster
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Getting Rowdy (Hqn)

An alpha hero’s attraction to the one woman he can’t have could draw him into a killer’s snare in the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.

Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn’t the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance—including a past that might come back to haunt them both.

Avery spends her nights working for tips…and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy’s protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she’s finally found…and the passion she’s always wanted.

The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Vanamonde)

Science Fiction > Classics
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Vanamonde)

A billion years into the future, Earth’s oceans have evaporated-and humanity has all but vanished. The inhabitants of the City of Diaspar believe theirs is the last city-but there is no way to find out for sure. The city is completely closed off by a high wall, and nobody has left in millions of years.

The last child born in the city in millions of years, Alvin is insatiably curious about the outside world. He embarks on a quest that leads him to discover the truth about the city and humanity’s history-as well as its future.

The City and the Stars is a rewrite of Clarke’s first novel, Against the Fall of Night. While the author assumed that the old version would be replaced by the new version and eventually go out of print, he was surprised to find that the older version was popular enough to stay in wide circulation. Today, both stories are equally popular.

Any fan of Clarke’s would find this book a fascinating read, not just for the intriguing story and Clarke’s singular futuristic vision, but also for the purpose of comparing his approach to the same story at different points in his writing career. While The City and the Stars shares the general plot of Against the Fall of Night, many details are different-making an interesting study of Clarke’s progression as a writer.

Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

History > Military > World War II
Author: Donald L. Miller
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Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

The riveting history of the American Eighth Air Force in World War Two, the story of the young men who flew the bombers that helped bring Nazi Germany to its knees, brilliantly told by historian Donald Miller and soon to be a major HBO series.

Masters of the Air is the deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, Donald Miller takes you on a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden and describes the terrible cost of bombing for the German people.

Fighting at 25,000 feet in thin, freezing air that no warriors had ever encountered before, bomber crews battled new kinds of assaults on body and mind. Air combat was deadly but intermittent: periods of inactivity and anxiety were followed by short bursts of fire and fear. Unlike infantrymen, bomber boys slept on clean sheets, drank beer in local pubs, and danced to the swing music of Glenn Miller’s Air Force band, which toured US air bases in England. But they had a much greater chance of dying than ground soldiers.

Masters of the Air is a story of life in wartime England and in the German prison camps, where tens of thousands of airmen spent part of the war. It ends with a vivid description of the grisly hunger marches captured airmen were forced to make near the end of the war through the country their bombs destroyed.

Drawn from recent interviews, oral histories, and American, British, German, and other archives, Masters of the Air is an authoritative, deeply moving account of the world’s first and only bomber war.

The Unforgiven

Genre Fiction > Westerns
Author: Alan LeMay
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The Unforgiven

In this epic American novel, which served as the basis for the classic film directed by John Huston, a family is torn apart when an old enemy starts a vicious rumor that sets the range aflame.

In this epic American novel, which served as the basis for the classic film directed by John Huston, a family is torn apart when an old enemy starts a vicious rumor that sets the range aflame.

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