Cynthia Wright tops today’s Buffet with Touch the Sun, her passionate historical romance set during the American Revolution. The book first appeared as a Ballentine paperback in 1983 and was revived for the Kindle in January. This story is filled with Cynthia’s hallmarks of warm intimacy, sensual romance, humor, adventure, and colorfully-drawn historical characters like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
Cynthia has written 13 bestselling historical romances set in Colonial America, Regency England & America, Medieval England & France, and the American West. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Alvaro, in a 1930’s Spanish cottage. When they’re not riding their tandem road bike or traveling in a vintage Airstream, they enjoy spending time with two young grandsons.
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Touch the Sun (The Beauvisage Novels)
In 1789, on the eve of the first Presidential inauguration, charismatic Lion Hampshire aspires to a seat in the first Congress. In an effort to improve his rakish reputation, he agrees to an arranged marriage with Virginia-bred Priscilla Wade. However, his fiancée’s headstrong lady’s maid, Meagan, is not who she seems to be and Lion’s carefully crafted future may be undone by his passion for the wrong woman…
Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4
Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy
Author: RaShelle Workman
Every thousand years the vampire queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she’s chosen Snow White.
Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love’s blood, become the Vampire, Snow White.
Cinderella is Evil (The Fairy Tales Retold Series)
Teen & Young Adult > Fairy Tales & Folklore> Novelettes
Author: Jamie Campbell
History is told from one person’s perspective. Sometimes they don’t get it right.
Ugly Stepsister Anna has wrongly been accused of being mean and evil. Now it is time she got the opportunity to tell her side of the story.
With Cinderella so perfect and wonderful, it is no wonder Anna feels ugly in comparison. Dealing with bullies, a grumpy mother and the death of her step-father, Anna is at her wits end.
When the Prince’s ball approaches, Anna is told she must find a husband to save the family fortune. Attending with her sisters, the sulky Prince Charming only has eyes for Cinderella.
With the burden of being the only one to unite her step-sister with the Prince, will Anna act as cupid? Or will she protect Cinderella from the arrogant Charming?
A charming twist to the story of Cinderella, told completely from the point of view of the Ugly Step-Sister.
River’s Recruit (The Sanctuary Series, Book 1)
Romance > Paranormal > New Adult & College
Author: Charlotte Abel
A beautiful, young shape-shifter discovers a lost backpacker trespassing in her territory during a blizzard. She has two choices: recruit him into her cult-like tribe, or kill him.
Historical Fiction > Scottish
Author: Arlene Radasky
The Romans’ path of destruction jeopardizes a Caledonian clan unless they are able to strike a bargain with the Gods, which ultimately means a human sacrifice. Jahna is a member of this first century tribe. She has the power to merge minds, which she chooses to do with a twenty-first century woman, Aine MacRae and her contemporary, a young man Lovern, to whom she was hand-fasted in her time and of whom she shared a child, in order to save her people. In the name of the gods, Lovern was killed. Druids place his body in the sacred Black Lake, but through a visit from his ghost, Jahna sends their child away thus securing their bloodline.
In the midst of madness, Jahna lives just long enough to reveal to Aine, her grief. Two thousand years later, in the year 2005, Aine is hoping to reestablish her career as an archaeologist and assists in the excavation in the Highlands of Scotland of a first century Caledonian chieftain’s tomb with fellow archaeologist, Marc Hunt. As the fates align, Jahna, guides Aine to one bronze bowl, then another, and when she is led by a ghost, Aine uncovers a two thousand year old man encased in a bog. As the circle goes unbroken, a heart’s chains are loosened and it is understood that Aine and Marc are able to rediscover their past love.
The Lance (The PROJECT)
Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Alex Lukeman
In the frozen wastes of Antarctica the Lance, an ancient weapon of unthinkable power–once lost and legendary–has been recovered. In the terrorized streets of Jerusalem, devastation is unleashed upon the eve of international peace. In the halls of power of Washington, D.C. a desperate plot set in motion during the final days of World War II has begun to unfold. Now Nick Carter and his team of deep black operatives from the PROJECT must race against time to stop events that will lead to the next World War. But to do that they must first stop those who already wield the Lance.
The Strategist: A Camille Grisham Novel
Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: John Hardy Bell
When a tragic series of events forces an abrupt end to her career as an FBI agent, Camille returns to her hometown of Denver, hopeful that the presence of family and friends can help heal the wounds that time could not.
Unfortunately, a change in scenery does not bring about a change in fortune. Less than twenty-four hours after her arrival, Camille is left to deal with yet another tragic loss – the brutal murder of her best friend Julia in an apparent home invasion.
Local police immediately target a colleague in Julia’s law firm, and all signs point to his guilt. Then Camille receives a computer disk – left behind by Julia herself – that implicates someone infinitely more powerful.
With the help of a rookie homicide detective whose doubts about her department’s case increase by the second, Camille must race to uncover the truth of Julia’s life, and the dark secret that led to her death. In doing so she will not only expose a dangerous conspiracy involving political and financial corruption, she will also find herself on an inevitable collision course with a deadly past that she desperately wants to leave behind.
Nutrition (Know What You’re Buying: How to Read Food Labels)
Health, Fitness & Dieting > Nutrition
Author: C.D. Shelton
Do you disregard food labels because you don’t know what they mean? The purpose of this short ebook is to highlight the most common ingredients, preservatives, and additives found in packaged foods (since the FDA maintains a list of over 3,000 food additives manufacturers can use). Many of these additives and preservatives, including excess sugar and sodium, could be harmful to your health.
After reading this ebook you will have a better grasp of food labels and know what people mean when they say, “Buyer Beware!”
Dear Crossing (The Ray Schiller Series)
Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Marjorie Doering
A peaceful, lakeside summer home… A gruesome murder… Valerie Davis, wife of Paul Davis, a prominent Minneapolis executive, is dead. Very dead.
Personal demons in tow, Ray Schiller of the Widmer P.D. follows the evidence to the Twin Cities, joining forces with Minneapolis homicide detective Dick Waverly. They discover many are suspect, few are innocent. The widower has good reason to keep his personal life private, and he isn’t the only one–not by a long shot.
“Sweet nothings” become weapons in a war of words as intimates turn on one another. The case is turned on its head as ambition, love and hate result in lethal consequences.
When an unthinkable incident makes Ray the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation in the midst of the case, his personal and professional life are in the balance. He soon learns the devil is in the details, and the details aren’t what anyone expected.
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A Land More Kind Than Home
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Wiley Cash
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. A Land More Kind than Home is a modern masterwork of Southern fiction, reminiscent of the writings of John Hart (Down River), Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter), Ron Rash (Serena), and Pete Dexter (Paris Trout)—one that is likely to be held in the same enduring esteem as such American classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and A Separate Peace. A brilliant evocation of a place, a heart-rending family story, a gripping and suspenseful mystery—with A Land More Kind than Home, a major American novelist enthusiastically announces his arrival.
Author: Jill Mansell
Regularly $14.00, Today $2.51
He’s the best thing that ever happened to her. He’s also the worst. He’s Millie’s Fling.
From one of the premiere contemporary authors in the UK, here is a fun and romantic tale that proves the road to matchmaking hilarity is paved with good intentions. Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever. But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be.
With Orla and Millie working at cross-purposes, and a dashing but bewildered hero stuck in the middle, the summer will turn out to be unforgettable for all concerned…
Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 1
Graphic Novels > Fantasy
Author: Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Ever since the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its millions of fans have been hungry for more–and it’s finally here!
This series of digests rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a faceoff against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang’s powers and ingenuity!
The Gathering Storm (Winston Churchill World War II Collection)
History > Europe
Author: Winston Churchill
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Winston Churchill’s monumental The Second World War, is a six volume account of the struggle between the Allied Powers in Europe against Germany and the Axis. Told by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, this book is also the story of one nation’s heroic role in the fight against tyranny. Having learned a lesson at Munich they would never forget, the British refused to make peace with Hitler, defying him even after France had fallen and it seemed as though the Nazis were unstoppable.
What lends this work its tension is Churchill’s inclusion of primary source material. We hear Churchill’s retrospective analysis of the war, but we are also presented with memos, letters, orders, speeches, and telegrams that give day-by-day accounts of the reactions as the drama unfolds. We listen as strategies and counter-strategies unfold in response to Hitler’s conquest of Europe, his planned invasion of England, and his assault on Russia. All contrive to give a mesmerizing account of the crucial decisions that must be made as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
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