New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ryan Langan tops today’s Buffet with Highland Barbarian, an exciting tale by a talented author. This book first appeared as a Harlequin paperback in 1990.

ruthRuth has written more than 100 novels, both historical and contemporary. She also writes contemporary Western romantic suspense for Grand Central Publishing, as well as some novellas for Jove under the pseudonym R. C. Ryan. She began her writing career in secret during the 1970s. Her family discovered her writings when her children came home unexpectedly from school one day and found her writing. When Ruth’s husband was told of her hobby, he bought her an electric typewriter.

Ruth’s first book was published by Silhouette in 1981 after an editor picked it out of their slush pile.

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Highland Barbarian (Highlander Series)

Historical Romance > Scottish
Author: Ruth Ryan Langan
Highland Barbarian (Highlander Series)

Death and Deception . . .

Meredith MacAlpin, Scottish noblewoman, is kidnapped at the altar by infamous Highland Barbarian, Brice Campbell, and spirited away to his fortress in the Highlands. It is rumored that he is the one who has killed her people in a series of raids.

Brice Campbell is desperate to prove his innocence and bring peace to his people, but when he kills the wrong man, his enemy vows revenge.

Can enemies become lovers? Is love strong enough to defy even death?


The Honeymoon Cottage (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Romance)

Mystery > Cozy
Author: Barbara Cool Lee
The Honeymoon Cottage (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Romance)

Camilla Stewart desperately needs to start over: her despicable ex-fiance stole her life savings, embezzled from her job, and then disappeared, leaving behind nothing but his eight-year-old son, Oliver.

But when she arrives in the little beach town of Pajaro Bay, she immediately runs into local sheriff’s captain Ryan Knight, and finds escaping her past won’t be easy.

Because Ryan soon realizes that Camilla and little Oliver may be the only people alive who can identify a serial killer… and they are next on his hit list.

In this first Pajaro Bay story, readers are welcomed to the little village with its cast of quirky characters and funky cottages overlooking the sun-drenched coast.

The Gandy Dancer

Mystery > Historical > African American
Author: Jeff Andrews
The Gandy Dancer

His career is on the rocks. His ex-wife is demanding more money. A woman he has no memory of accuses him of fathering her child. Newspaper reporter Mitch Corsini shrugs and takes another drink. However, when his estranged teenage daughter mysteriously disappears, his life finally has a purpose: find the child he’s neglected for too long and rekindle the love they once shared.

Mitch’s quest takes him to the Virginia mountains and his ancestral home. There, he becomes locked in a life or death struggle to save his daughter as seventy-year-old family secrets and the fate of a long-forgotten railroad worker combine to shatter the very foundations of his world.

Heaven: Biblical Answers to Common Questions

Theology > Eschatology
Author: Randy Alcorn
Heaven: Biblical Answers to Common Questions (booklet)

Provides a sampling of some of the questions and answers found in Randy Alcorn’s Heaven.

Features:

  • 18 easy-to-understand questions and answers adapted from the best-selling Heaven
  • Perfect gift for non-believers
  • Great evangelism piece
  • Convenient pocket-size, easy to fit in purses, backpacks, and briefcases
  • Affordably priced

The Struggle Begins (Unbroken Circle Series, Book 1)

Historical Fiction
Author: Victor Triay
The Struggle Begins:  The Unbroken Circle Series, Book I

Havana, Cuba, 1960. The euphoria following the nation’s successful Revolution the previous year has waned among large sectors of the population. Cuba’s new leader, Fidel Castro, after having promised to restore democracy to the troubled island, is forcibly dragging the country down the road to Communist dictatorship. As a dark Stalinist cloud begins to envelop the country, democratic forces launch an anti-government insurgency with the hope of saving Cuba from the totalitarian darkness that threatens her.

The Unbroken Circle series is the story of the fictional León family, whose peaceful, middle class existence is swept suddenly into a tempest of warfare, betrayal, and separation during the early years of the Cuban Revolution. In Book I, The Struggle Begins, Goyo León, a devoted teacher and family man, is recruited into the anti-Castro underground after his father is killed at the hands of Castro’s henchmen. Unbeknownst to Goyo, his young cousins Roberto and Emilio have also secretly joined the anti-Communist resistance through acquaintances at the University of Havana.

ADMISSIONS OF GUILT

Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Roxanne Winkler
ADMISSIONS OF GUILT

Alexa Kincaid is living the American dream. She is married to David Cooper, a handsome pediatrician, has a successful criminal law practice, and a beautiful home on the Chesapeake Bay. But her dreams are soon shattered when she finds out that the woman she’s representing in the biggest trial of her career, Rachel Mills, reveals a secret that threatens her marriage to David. It will take all of Alexa’s strength to set aside her personal feelings for a woman she so desperately wants to hate, in order to successfully defend her in court. Along the way, Alexa learns some powerful lessons about love, guilt, and jealousy. Upon searching the depths of her own soul to find the true meaning of forgiveness, she receives a gift from Rachel that changes her life forever.

Knitting for Beginners: Learn How to Knit Quickly and Easily

Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts
Author: Victoria Lane
Knitting for Beginners: Learn How to Knit Quickly and Easily From Home (Knitting Books - Master this Amazing Craft and Knit Beautiful Patterns)

Have you ever been fascinated by Knitting patterns on your shirt, pillows, etc. and wonder how these things are made? Are you looking for a rewarding hobby that you can use to make gifts and personal items?

Are you a beginner looking for a a quick way to learn how to knit? You may not know now but as you read on, you will find and understand, learn the basics of knitting and you will soon experience exactly how easy and fun it can be!

The Book Marketing Bible: Essential marketing strategies for self-published and first-time authors

Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Norm Schriever
The Book Marketing Bible: Essential marketing strategies for self-published and first-time authors, or any writer looking to skyrocket sales.

To all of you authors out there – congratulations on finishing your book! Now comes the hard part – trying to market it. That’s a daunting task especially if you self-published your work or are a new author. In fact, there were 391,000 self-published books released last year but the average SP author sells only about 250 books. 22% of self-published authors make no money at all from their books and 85% make less than $5,000 a year. Even scarier – there are about 25 million books published and for sale right now just on Amazon.com – your competition.

This book will empower you to grow your audience like wild fire and ring up huge sales numbers.

How to Make Earrings with Beads: 3 Step by Step Video Tutorials

Crafts & Hobbies > Jewelry & Beadwork
Author: Poli Ness
How to Make Earrings with Beads: 3 Step by Step Video Tutorials (Handmade Jewelry Making Pocket Guide)

Poli Ness walks the reader through splendid written directions on how to make earrings by utilizing her knowledge for crafting handmade pieces. Accompanying these directions with videos simplifies learning a new skill and creating a piece of jewelry that is both individual and beautiful.

Some people cannot learn just by reading; they must learn by watching. Thus, combining directions in the form of written words and video makes learning the skills within this book accessible to anyone. The combination of video tutorials and written directions will provide the reader with the ability to take their newly acquired jewelry making technique to the next level and create their own earring styles.

The author invites each reader to join her online magazine for free which gives them the ability to learn even more earring styles than are featured in the ebook itself.

There are many jewelry making books on the market that contain wonderful tutorials on how to make earrings, necklaces and bracelets. However when it comes to purchasing the necessary supplies a crafter must search countless shops to find the right beads. ‘How To Make Earrings With Beads’ not only gives wonderful directions but also takes away the daunting task of visiting multiple craft stores to find all of the beads and supplies that are needed.

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Sand Omnibus

Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Hugh Howey
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99
Sand Omnibus

The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next.

Welcome to the world of Sand, the first new novel from New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey since his publication of the Silo Saga. Unrelated to those works, which looked at a dystopian world under totalitarian rule, Sand is an exploration of lawlessness. Here is a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter.

Blindsided (The Detective Jane Candiotti Series)

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Clyde Phillips
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Blindsided (The Detective Jane Candiotti Series)

San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never shies away from the risks of the job. Now she’s finally ready to gamble on her personal life, inviting her partner and boyfriend Kenny Marks to move in. But just when domestic bliss settles in, Skip Lacey, an ex-cop turned junkie, is found brutally murdered, his eyes gouged out with a spoon. He is the first—but he won’t be the last.

Because after fifteen years on the inside maximum security, a bloodthirsty ex-con is finally free to exact his revenge on the city’s peacekeepers who’d kept him behind bars. One by one the mutilated bodies pile up, while the SFPD scrambles to unmask the killer who is decimating their ranks. For Jane and Kenny, the only thing worse than watching their friends and colleagues fall is the knowledge that, unless they can stop this unrelenting madman in time, any day could be their last.

Crime Wave (Maggie, PI Mysteries)

Mystery > Cozy > Humor
Author: Rose Pressey
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Crime Wave (Maggie, PI Mysteries)

Maggie Thomas doesn’t know the first thing about being a private eye. She quickly discovers that running her uncle’s faltering Miami Beach P.I. agency is nothing like watching detective show reruns. Even the private eye app on her iPhone can’t help.

But Maggie’s first case is surprisingly easy…or so she thinks until she stumbles upon a dead body. With whizzing bullets, car chases, and spandex-clad bodybuilders, Maggie wonders if she’s in over her head. Jake Jackson, the dangerously charming cop, thinks Maggie needs to stick to snapping pictures of cheating husbands and leave the detective work to the professionals.

The danger escalates when another homicide victim washes up on the shore and now someone wants to stop Maggie from solving the murders. With the help of her knitting needle–wielding, orthopedic shoe–wearing assistant Dorothy Raye, Maggie must solve the case before she’s the next victim of this crime wave.

The Firebird

Author: Susanna Kearsley
Regularly $16.99, Today $2.99
The Firebird

 

Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called “The Firebird,” claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof.

But Nicola’s held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.

Beloved by readers as varied and adventurous as her novels, you will never forget spending time inNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley’s world.

The Long Way Home

Women’s Fiction > Humor
Author: Karen McQuestion
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.00
The Long Way Home

Four women bound by chance take the trip of a lifetime in Karen McQuestion’s fifth novel The Long Way Home.

For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne and Rita, life isn’t working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what their lives have recently become. And then there’s Jazzy: bubbly, positive, and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own—and who she’s been separated from since her boyfriend’s death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives—in directions they never anticipated. Humorous, heartwarming, and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman.

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