Mona Ingram tops today’s Buffet with Loving From Afar, Book One in her “Women of Independence” romance series, and this one works as a stand-alone book. Mona loves writing series, but hates writing cliff-hangers.

Mona is the author of 20 romance novels, including two novellas. Many of her stories take place in British Columbia, where she has lived since the age of 12. In recent years she has lived in the Okanagan Valley and on Vancouver Island. In addition to reading and writing, traveling and bird watching are among Mona’s favorite pastimes.

Previously Mona wrote for Avalon Books, a New York publisher which was bought by Amazon’s Montlake Press in early 2012. Her five Avalon books are now available from Amazon in e-book format as well as soft-cover print editions.

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Loving From Afar (The Women of Independence)

Author: Mona Ingram
Loving From Afar (The Women of Independence)

What would you do if your perfect life was shattered by a series of uncontrollable events?

Allison Ransome loses everything; everything except her love for Cole Slater, the young man she planned to marry after graduation.

Gutted by Allison’s perceived treachery, Cole moves on with his life. Ten years later, he returns home, telling himself he will avoid the woman who broke his heart.

But nothing goes as planned. Can Allison and Cole forget the past and come to terms with the events that tore them apart?

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700 Best Kindle Fire Apps: Including the Top 500+ Free Apps!

Computers & Technology > Tablets & E-Readers
Author: Steve Weber
700 Best Kindle Fire Apps: Including the Top 500+ Free Apps!

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a very affordable tablet computer offering an unbeatable combination of utility, value and features. Your ultimate tablet experience is just one step away – selecting the applications, or apps, that provide exactly the entertainment, education, and functionality you desire. And that’s where this guide will help you: finding the gems in Amazon’s App Store.

The App Store contains a breathtaking array of games, entertainment, utilities, and tools. Even though there are more than 700 apps described in this book, the bar was set very high—only a small percentage of the available apps are profiled here. Only those apps that deliver outstanding functionality – and whose developers have demonstrated a serious commitment to their customers – have made it into this reference guide.

Nobody enjoys spending time weeding through apps that don’t deliver the promised features (or contain hidden features you’d rather not have installed on your Kindle Fire). So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!




A Heart Decision (Return to Redemption, Book 5)

Romantic Comedy
Author: Laurie Kellogg
A Heart Decision (Book Five of the Return to Redemption Series)

On her wedding night, Sabrina will share the bridal suite with one of her brother’s best friends.

Which one? She has no idea!

Sabrina Fitzpatrick helped plan her dream wedding last year–for her brother and his wife. Now, she wants her own fairytale ceremony. She’s tired of waiting for commitment-phobe, Detective Luke Marino, to realize she’s been crazy about him since puberty. Consequently, when Luke’s billionaire friend asks her to marry him, she’s compelled to accept BJ Elliott’s proposal, especially after he suggests their impending marriage might induce his idiot pal to finally step forward. Unfortunately, a week later, adrenaline-junkie Luke risks his life again and ends up temporarily confined to a wheelchair.

BJ would love to give Sabrina an unforgettable wedding night, but he fears she’ll never be happy with him if she doesn’t resolve her feelings for his buddy, first. Therefore, even knowing he could lose her, BJ persuades her to become Luke’s live-in nurse–offering her one last chance to convince the man she loves to take BJ’s place at the altar (which BJ doubts his friend will ever do). If nothing else, he hopes Love’em and Leave’em Luke can convince Sabrina he’ll make a lousy husband.

Life Among the Dead

Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Daniel Cotton
Life Among the Dead

There are over a million people in the city of Waterloo. Today, most of them have died, and now they are hungry. Corporal Dan Williamson is caught in the middle of the outbreak. He is desperately trying to reach his wife who is somewhere amid the urban decay. There are other souls out there, other tales of survival among the horror. Dan will soon learn that the living may prove to be an even bigger threat than the dead.

The Maintenance Man

Literature & Fiction
The Maintenance Man Collector's Edition

It’s midnight, do you know where your woman is?

Every Woman’s Dream: Malcolm Tremell is handsome, charismatic and a great lover; but in his world sex is not a game…it’s serious business. Every week his schedule is booked with secret rendezvous, extravagant dinners and sessions of passionate love making, all for the right price. But Malcolm begins to reflect on his gigolo lifestyle when he meets Toni, a talented dancer and choreographer. But can her love transform him into the man he wants to be and the man she needs to make both their lives complete.

Let Love In (The Love Series)

Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Melissa Collins
Let Love In (The Love Series)

What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change?

That’s exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can’t get hurt if she doesn’t fall in love.

That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy’s pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy’s inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past.

Saving Face (Mount Faith: Book 1)

African American > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Brenda Barrett
Saving Face (Mount Faith: Book 1)

Edward Carlisle, the president of Mount Faith University is dead. Natasha Rowe and her partner Harry Campbell are asked to go under cover to investigate what appears to be a murder.

In the process of investigating, Natasha finds herself attracted to lecturer and psychiatrist Taj Jackson. She also realizes that all is not what it appears to be at the school. There are secrets and lies under the veneer of holiness, especially in the life of the dead president.

The Low-Maintenance Raised Bed Gardening Book

Gardening & Horticulture > Vegetables
Author: Kimberly Byrne
The Low-Maintenance Raised Bed Gardening Book - Everything you need to know to get Started Growing Your Own Vegetables from Garden Design to Dinner Table

If you have eaten a fresh garden tomato or crunched a fresh pea pod right out of the garden then you know that nothing compares to home grown vegetables. If you want to grow your own fresh garden tomatoes, lettuce, peas, herbs and more without the summer long effort of a traditional garden, then a Raised Bed Garden could be your answer.

Raised beds are perfect for growing lots of vegetables in small spaces. They’re also ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to sit or bend down to pull weeds every day. Raised beds even look better than regular gardens because you can customize the bed boxes to fit the aesthetics of your landscaping.

If all of those reasons aren’t enough consider this; you can grow more healthy vegetables with less of your own effort which means more produce will make it to your dinner table, and you’ll have more time and energy to enjoy it.

Harbored Secrets

Thrillers > Psychological
Author: Marie F Martin
Harbored Secrets (A Psychological Mystery)

In May of 1935, Blinny Platt’s homestead shack burns to the ground forever leaving her family asunder, scattering them like the embers flew on the Montana wind. She was only eight-years-old, sent away and in charge of her little sister. She could handle that because Platts take care of Platts.

However, it is the hidden secrets of her parents smoldering beneath the charred remains that haunts Blinny until 1982. She once again leaves the home place to build a house for herself. As the foundation is poured and the walls go up, each of the hurtful memories are uncovered. Finally the mystery, left in the ashes of the burned home, is revealed. How could her mother do what she did?

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The World of Kurt Vonnegut: Osage Two Diamonds (Kindle Worlds Novel)

Fantasy > Contemporary
Author: Michael Bunker
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The World of Kurt Vonnegut: Osage Two Diamonds (Kindle Worlds Novel)

Sam is a Bokononist researching a book on the end of the world.

The problem is that it is an end that only four people remember, an end that occurred in 1961 and brought about by Ice-nine, a supposedly fictional substance. Hot on the trail of the truth, Sam finds himself on a journey no one would ever believe. He’ll fight a giant, marry a woman who has been dead for years, and set out on an adventure with a crazy time-traveling elevator operator named Rayford, who zips him through time and space as they seek to solve the mystery of the apocalypse that once—and never—was.

Osage Two Diamonds is a humorous and satirical parable set in the world of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle that asks, What if it were all true? What if Vonnegut wrote a fictionalized account of real events and the world really did end in 1961, but someone subsequently un-ended it?

The Sartious Mage (The Rhythm of Rivalry: Book 1.5)

Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: B.T. Narro
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The Sartious Mage (The Rhythm of Rivalry: Book 1.5)

At just seventeen years old, Jek Trayden’s power with Sartious Energy could be the greatest in the world, but that power comes at a price—a darkness within him that attacks while he sleeps, producing nightmares so real they leave him bruised and bloody.

With the attacks worsening, Jek can’t refuse an opportunity to end his nightmares for good when the King promises him a cure in exchange for a task.

But after the King’s true intentions are revealed, Jek finds himself in a fit of rage, stealing the King’s fearless and livid daughter from the palace—on her wedding day—and fleeing the city with the wrath of her father on his tail.

Jek’s about to find out there are some things in this world worse than his darkness.

Once Upon A Wish: True Inspirational Stories of Make-A-Wish Children

Self-Help > Motivational
Author: Rachelle Sparks
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Once Upon A Wish: True Inspirational Stories of Make-A-Wish Children

In the last 30 years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has granted nearly 300,000 wishes worldwide to children battling life-threatening illnesses, shedding light on worlds darkened by disease and bringing hope to children and their families.

With a foreword by Make-A-Wish® cofounder Frank Shankwitz, Once Upon A Wish shares the wishes of eight children–their stories inspiring testimonials to the resilience and strength of the human spirit. These families generously invite us into their worlds, allowing us to become part of their darkest moments, their unimaginable realities, their greatest hopes, deepest fears, and unbelievable triumphs.

Experience the story of Katelyn, a little girl becoming a medical marvel after defying all odds stacked against her and making it her life-long goal to raise $3 million for St. Jude Hospital; read about a wheelchair-bound boy, Garrett, giving the gift of mobility to disabled Cambodian men and women; and root for the family of a little boy, Dakota, who collects millions of pennies each year to help others fight the disease they once fought. Become inspired and forever-changed by the generosity, hope, courage, and optimism of these children and their families and experience the power of two words, “I wish.”

Special Circumstances (Mike Daley, Book 1)

Author: Sheldon Siegel
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Special Circumstances (Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 1)

Debut author Sheldon Siegel bursts into the legal thriller arena with a riveting courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic page-turner.

Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex–public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco’s most prominent law firms. Today he’s out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him.

As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm’s dirtiest secrets. It doesn’t take long for him to discover that in this trial, ambition, friendship, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role as truth and justice.

The President’s Henchman (A Jim McGill Novel)

Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Joseph Flynn
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The President's Henchman (A Jim McGill Novel)

According to the polls, it’s only a matter of time — and not that long a time — before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband — what? Well, if he’s the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president’s first husband and brought the killers to justice … and if he’s not the kind of guy to stand on formality … and if he doesn’t want to be the head of the FBI … and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House … That would make him The President’s Henchman.

Jim McGill’s first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow advisor to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president’s administration before it has a chance to begin.

… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks here on page 2

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