New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley (writing as Ashley Gardner) tops today’s Buffet with The Hanover Square Affair, Book 1 of her “Captain Lacey” Regency mystery series.
Jennifer also writes as award-winning author Allyson James. She has written more than fifty novels and novellas in mystery, romance, historical fiction, and urban fantasy. When not researching or writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, playing guitar, building miniature room settings, hiking, and drinking gourmet teas.
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The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)
Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey’s search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. He deals with his own disorientation transitioning from a soldier’s life to the civilian world at the same time, redefining his role with his former commanding officer making new friends–from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden.
Chasing Nikki (Chase Walker)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Lacey Weatherford
Chase Walker used to be a good kid–charming, athletic, and with a bright future ahead, but that was before travesty struck his life, sinking him into deep despair. Caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, he doesn’t notice time slipping away until he’s arrested for underage drinking one night.
Fed up with watching her son destroy his life, Chase’s mom relocates him to live in a small ranching community with his ex-military grandfather. Chase is far from happy about the situation until he meets, Nikki, the cute cheerleader who won’t give football players like him the time of day.
Chase enjoys a good challenge though and sets out to claim Nikki for his own. He soon discovers she’s more than a pretty face–she’s a balm to his troubled spirit also. But when tragedy strikes Nikki’s life too, suddenly Chase finds himself put to the ultimate test. Can he trust Nikki, and all that she’s taught him? Will it be enough?
Until Forever (Women of Prayer)
Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Darlene Shortridge
Jessi hung up the phone. That was the fifth time she tried calling home with no answer. She had just started eating lunch when she remembered she had forgotten to call home. It was something she would never forgive herself for.
It was something she would never forgive herself for…
It wasn’t until lunchtime that Jessi remembered to call home. No answer. She tried calling several times while she ate her lunch. Still no answer. She closed her eyes and rested her arms and head on her desk. She breathed deeply, wishing she had remembered to call earlier.
Until Forever is a story of a young family that is torn apart by the devastating effects of alcoholism. Can healing take place in a relationship when an unforgivable act is committed? Will Jessi’s pain and Mark’s guilt keep them apart forever, or will unforeseen circumstances bind them together?
Killer Twist (A Ghostwriter Mystery)
Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: C.A. Larmer
No one bats an eyelid when a bag lady washes up on the shores of Sydney, minus five fingers and decked out in designer couture; nor is anyone too perturbed when socialite Beatrice Musgrave plunges to her death soon after. No one, that is, except ghostwriter and Merlot-lover Roxy Parker. She’s been writing Beattie’s ‘autobiography’ and has just stumbled on a secret that’s worth killing for.
With slick black hair, tortoise-shell glasses and a penchant for cheap plonk, Roxy Parker is a sassy new female detective … except she’s not strictly a detective. Rather, she’s a writer with a taste for the morbid and mysterious—and this time her little sideline may get her in way over her head …
In the first book of the Ghostwriter Mystery series, Roxy is hired to ghostwrite the life story of department store heiress Beatrice Musgrave. Beatrice has promised Roxy a secret worth writing about, but before she gets the chance to tell all, the socialite is found ripped to shreds at the bottom of a cliff. The police say it’s suicide but Roxy knows better—there are too many people looking way too relieved.
Stock Market Edges: A quantitative guide to developing winning trading strategies
Investing > Stocks
Author: Philip Reschke
Improve the precision, accuracy and profitability of your stock market trading strategies by leveraging some of the many market edges that successful traders exploit every day.
Read this book to learn how to:
– Improve the accuracy and profitability of your trading strategies by leveraging statistically proven market edges
– The power of using at least one “set-up” and one “entry signal” when developing trading strategies to tilt the odds in your favor
– Conduct statistical tests to analyze whether your trading ideas has an edge over the overall market or not
– Avoid some of the many mistakes that beginner traders do, such as not taking trading costs into account when backtesting your strategies
Levers, Guns and Sanctions – Tough (But Fair) Conflict Management Tactics
Management & Leadership > Negotiating
Author: Asaf Shani, Jack Price
Negotiation techniques are useful — unless the other side refuses to cooperate. What then? Asaf Shani teaches powerful techniques to make it worthwhile for the other side to negotiate during confrontational situations. These are not cliché power games that can leave your situation worse than when you started. The techniques — based on the psychology of human behavior — are designed to help you achieve the positive outcomes you seek.
Make no mistake. This book is not for the faint-hearted. If you believe you can get what you need by asking as nicely as possible . . . well, let us know how that works out. The truth is, you can negotiate any conflict and get what you need — without destroying relationships. But it requires tough-minded adherence to proven principles.
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Alannah Carbonneau
She’s good. He’s bad. She’s innocent. He’s damaged. But through all the challenges presented, they find a way to quench the thirst of their souls when their defenses finally shatter around them, exposing them for all they are. When acceptance is all there is left, the two have to find a way to rise above the secrets kept and lies told.
Ella’s whole world is turned upside down by the sudden death of her parents – and with the flip Dace came. In an attempt to steady the reins of the financial mess left behind by her parents, Ella takes a position in a nightclub while trying relentlessly to juggle her classes at the university. Dace Demi, the infamous co-owner of the nightclub pushes his way into her life and heart despite her attempts to keep things platonic. He’s a bundle of secrets and everything she knows she shouldn’t want. He’s rumored to have a violent fist – although she’s never seen it. He’s a definite player and he discards hearts like trash. He’s everything she’s always promised her prince charming would never be – but he’s everything she can’t seem to stay away from.
The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement
Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Maya Rodale
The first installment of a sexy series about a modern-day heroine writing historical novels based on her romantic misadventures with the Bad Boy Billionaire.
Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it’s discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (one hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she’ll be completely humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected: He plays along with her charade.
With his hard-partying playboy reputation jeopardizing a 150-million-dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the sexy but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be very wicked … but only with her. It’s unprecedented. Inconceivable. Totally alluring.
The Scenic Route: Adventures in the Life of a Traveling Nurse
Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Colleen Lanier
“Nurse Colleen isn’t a woman─she’s a nurse!”
With that simple statement, one of my campers summed it up perfectly. In a life full of change, nursing is the constant. Whether sleeping in a Mexican hospital, wrestling an inflatable alligator, dispensing prunes, or supporting parents as their child is taken off life support, the unforgettable moments in my life are found in nursing.
To me, nursing is a calling. It’s the job I was born to do and the role that defines me. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Scenic Route is the story of my life-long journey through nursing: the laughter, tears, joy, and pain that come with the choice to serve others.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Legends of the Fall
Author: Jim Harrison
Regularly $15.00, Today $1.99
New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. Now available in eBook for the first time, the classic Legends of the Fall is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life.
The title novella, “Legends of the Fall”—which was made into the film of the same name—is an epic, moving tale of three brothers fighting for justice in a world gone mad. Moving from the raw landscape of early twentieth-century Montana to the blood-drenched European battlefields of World War I and back again to Montana, Harrison’s powerful story explores the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, painting an unforgettable portrait of the twentieth-century man.
Scandalous (Banning Sisters Trilogy)
Author: Karen Robards
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
England, 1810: When Lady Gabriella Banning receives word that her half-brother, the Earl of Wickham, has died on his tea plantation in Ceylon, she faces the reality that she and her younger sisters, Claire and Elizabeth, are suddenly penniless. The family’s riches will pass to the next male heir — a distant cousin — and the Banning sisters are doomed unless Gabby thinks fast.
Which she does. Pretending that Marcus is still alive, Gabby arranges beautiful Claire’s London season. She’ll keep up the pretense just long enough for Claire to marry a fabulously wealthy nobleman. But when a handsome gentleman arrives at the door and claims to be Marcus, Gabby’s plan backfires. For if she exposes this mysterious stranger’s deceit, she exposes her own. Bound by secrets and lies, Gabby and the roguish adventurer strike sparks off each other — and soon London society is abuzz over the scandalous pair of “siblings” who appear to be falling in love….
With this beautifully rendered romance, bestselling author Karen Robards begins a sweeping series about three unforgettable sisters poised to take the ton by storm.
Country Music Broke My Brain: A Behind-the-Microphone Peek at Nashville’s Famous and Fabulous Stars
Humor > Music
Author: Gerry House, Reba McEntire
Regularly $24.95, Today $1.99
Nashville is filled with stars and lovers and writers and dreamers. Nashville is also teeming with lunatics and grifters and dip wads and moochers. Gerry House fits easily into at least half of those categories. Someone would probably have to be brain-damaged or really damn talented to try to entertain professional entertainers over a decades-long radio show in Music City, USA.
Fortunately, House is little of both.
Host of the nationally syndicated, top-rated morning show, Gerry House & The Foundation” for more than 25 years, he has won virtually every broadcasting award there is including a place in the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Gerry also spent that time deep inside the songwriting and recording world in Nashville.
In Country Music Broke My Brain, Gerry tells his stories from the other side of the microphone. He reveals never-aired, never-before published conversations with country music’s biggest namesJohnny Cash, Brad Paisley, and Reba McEntire to name a fewand leaves you with his own crazy antics that will either have you laughing or shaking your head in disbelief.
Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: S.G. Redling
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.00
When Feno Chemical spilled an experimental pesticide in rural Iowa, scores of people died. Those who survived contamination were herded into a US Army medically maintained quarantine and cut off from the world. Dosed with powerful drugs to combat the poison, their bodies give off a sickly sweet smell and the containment zone becomes known simply as Flowertown.
Seven years later, the infrastructure is crumbling, supplies are dwindling, and nobody is getting clean. Ellie Cauley doesn’t care anymore. Despite her paranoid best friend’s insistence that conspiracies abound, she focuses on three things: staying high, hooking up with the Army sergeant she’s not supposed to be fraternizing with and, most importantly, trying to ignore her ever-simmering rage. But when a series of deadly events rocks the compound, Ellie suspects her friend is right—something dangerous is going down in Flowertown and all signs point to a twisted plan of greed and abuse. She and the other residents of Flowertown have been betrayed by someone with a deadly agenda and their plan is just getting started. Time is running out. With nobody to trust and nowhere to go, Ellie decides to fight with the last weapon she has—her rage.
Fantasy > Contemporary
Author: Seanan McGuire
Regularly $3.99, Today $2.00
“Never underestimate the power of a good story.”
Good advice…especially when a story can kill you.
For most people, the story of their lives is just that: the accumulation of time, encounters, and actions into a cohesive whole. But for an unfortunate few, that day-to-day existence is affected—perhaps infected is a better word—by memetic incursion: where fairy tale narratives become reality, often with disastrous results.
That’s where the ATI Management Bureau steps in, an organization tasked with protecting the world from fairy tales, even while most of their agents are struggling to keep their own fantastic archetypes from taking over their lives. When you’re dealing with storybook narratives in the real world, it doesn’t matter if you’re Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or the Wicked Queen: no one gets a happily ever after.
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