Bestselling author Bella Andre (writing as Lucy Kevin) tops today’s Buffet with The Wedding Gift, Book 1 in her “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” series. Fans of Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery will enjoy this fun, sweet contemporary romance.
Bella created the Lucy Kevin pseudonym a few years ago when she had several manuscripts she was unable to sell to traditional publishers because the market was flooded with women’s lit. But she discovered those stories had an enthusiastic audience when she self-published them in eBook format. As of today, Bella has sold more than 3 million books and her novels have been No. 1 bestsellers around the world. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
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The Wedding Gift (Four Weddings and Fiasco Series, Book 1)
Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Lucy Kevin
After Julie Delgado’s restaurant closes, she temporarily takes over the catering position at the Rose Chalet, a full-service San Francisco wedding venue. She plans to dazzle the bride and groom so the Chalet’s owner will keep her around, but fate has other plans for her when the bride’s brother shows up for the first food tasting.
Andrew Kyle is not only the Cuisine Channel’s Edgy Eats host and chef, but his recent review of Julie’s restaurant was the final nail in its coffin. Once he meets Julie at the Rose Chalet, he’s certain she’s playing it safe. And he wants nothing more than to be the one to break her guarded passions loose.
But despite the undeniable sparks between Julie and Andrew–and the fact that he seems to believe in her when no one else does–can she afford to be taking risks with her cooking, with her career…or with her heart?
The Quintessential Gemini
Humor > Romance
Author: Linn B Halton
For twenty-one years, the focus of Katherine Dale’s life has been her work. Love interests and hobbies came and went, but what has always been there for her was her nine to five habit. Until she’s replaced. With her confidence dented, Katherine is angry at life and at herself. She’s ignored hints of “changes to come” in her horoscope forecasts, written by the wonderful and renowned astrologer, Mark Ainsley-Thomas.
Mark is now an “A” list celebrity in the UK and his new Agent is determined to raise his profile in America, so he has to take on the new, but talented, astrologer James Kingman to help him run his web-site. Katherine lives her life according to her daily horoscope. When Katherine finds James has been writing her daily horoscopes rather than Mark, Katherine’s life explodes in confusion and, unexpectedly, love as the three lives become inextricably tangled.
FILLIES AND FEMALES
Romance > Mystery
Author: Bev Pettersen
She’d rather die than be the center of attention…that may happen.
Becky Rivers yearns for a loving family and carves out a home as companion-nurse to an aging Texas matriarch with more opinions than horses. Bruised by years of neglectful foster care, she avoids the limelight but is forced to team up with charismatic horse trainer, Dino Anders, in order to salvage her employer’s venerable race stable. Soon she is caught between a murderer and a ruthless saboteur…and her only ally is a man she isn’t sure she can trust.
Deep Surrendering: Episode One
Short Stories > Single Authors
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
She’s all about rules. He lives by none but his own. When these two meet, the results could be disastrous.
When Marisol Everly’s friend Rory sets her up with Fin Herald, Marisol doesn’t expect that it will amount to anything, .but that was before she saw Fin’s searing blue eyes and mischievous smile. Not to mention, he seems absolutely fascinated by her mundane life. He’s everything that a girl could want, but there’s something else that ripples under the surface of his flirty behavior. Something darker. Something that fascinates Marisol, but scares her at the same time. Is she willing to risk falling into an abyss she might not get out of?
Rock ‘n Roll Heaven
Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
Author: Shawn Inmon
Jimmy ‘Guitar’ Velvet isn’t even a has-been; he’s a never-was. After a short trip to the bottom of a river, Jimmy is about to undertake the adventure of a lifetime. The celestial bureaucracy ships him to Rock ‘n Roll Heaven, where he meets the true icons of rock ‘n roll—and learns that even ‘heaven’ is relative. But, what impact can a small-timer like Jimmy make on the biggest stage in the universe?
Paracord bracelet instructions: Popular bracelets explained
Crafts & Hobbies > Textile Arts
Author: Marko Gorc, Manuel Zambrano
Designed to give you the paracord bracelet designs you need as the base upon which you can build. The book is not just a collection of paracord bracelet patterns, but a guide that shows you various ways in which you can make bracelets. It helps you choose the supplies, decide on how to start and finish your bracelet as well as shows you how to make a paracord bracelet in various designs.
The book offers a complete set of skills and tips needed to learn how to make paracord bracelets:
– bracelet making fundamentals
– good and bad practices
– how to get supplies
– essential paracord bracelet designs explained in step by step tutorials
– advanced bracelet making techniques that will make your bracelets stand out
– principles of making paracord bracelets that will help you grow as a craftsman
The Broke Brothers’ Revolution
Fiction > African American
Author: J. Shawn Durham
Carlos Tyrone is pissed. More specifically, he’s pissed with his awful live-in girlfriend/baby-mama, Lola, who has become ungrateful, unloving and increasingly irritable. Seeking an outlet to vent this frustration, the newspaper columnist writes a piece that plants the seeds for Carlos’ makeshift protest movement against patronizing women: The Broke Brothers’ Revolution. Carlos soon recruits his friends Gent, Oscar and Daniel to The Broke Brothers’ Revolution and attempts to draw attention to his cause with his newspaper column and through the use of the group’s website (www.TheBrokeBrothersRevolution.com).
And that’s when the fun begins. The quartet takes aim at society’s women-centric conventions: ladies’ night club promotions; female-biased discounts at restaurants and bars; the gesture of buying women’s drinks and male-bashing in the media. Do they have a point that modern women’s expectation of male chivalry is out of whack, or is their frustration misguided?
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Harvest Home: A Novel
Romance > Gothic
Author: Thomas Tryon
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
In a country village, a family of New Yorkers encounters a chilling ancient rite.
After watching his asthmatic daughter suffer in the foul city air, Theodore Constantine decides to get back to the land. When he and his wife search New England for the perfect nineteenth-century home, they find no township more charming, no countryside more idyllic than the farming village of Cornwall Coombe. Here they begin a new life: simple, pure, close to nature—and ultimately more terrifying than Manhattan’s darkest alley.
When the Constantines win the friendship of the town matriarch, the mysterious Widow Fortune, they are invited to join the ancient festival of Harvest Home, a ceremony whose quaintness disguises dark intentions. In this bucolic hamlet, where bootleggers work by moonlight and all of the villagers seem to share the same last name, the past is more present than outsiders can fathom—and something far more sinister than the annual harvest is about to rise out of the earth.
A Loving Scoundrel
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
When Danny, a young woman who grew up on the streets of London with no memory of her real family, is banished from her gang because she helped handsome rakehell Jeremy Malory steal back the jewels his friend lost in a card game, Danny demands that Jeremy give her a job. She is determined to become respectable in order to fulfill her dream of marrying and starting a family. Intrigued by her beauty and spunk, Jeremy hires Danny as his upstairs maid, although he wants her as his mistress.
Under the tutelage of Jeremy and his cousin Regina, Danny blossoms into a lady. Although she is drawn to Jeremy by passionate feelings she has never experienced before, she refuses to be anything more than a servant to him because she knows he is not the marrying kind. When Danny undergoes a Cinderella-like transformation and poses as Jeremy’s new love in an attempt to help him avert a scandal, a few highly placed members of the ton remark on how familiar Danny looks. Now tongues are wagging, raising the question of her true identity, which threatens not only Danny’s chances of capturing Jeremy’s heart but her very life.
Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business
Author: Margaret Greenberg, Senia Maymin
Regularly $25.00, Today $1.99
You’re constantly challenged to grow your business, increase productivity, and improve quality–all while reducing or keeping budgets flat. So what’s a managerto do.
You’ve streamlined processes. You’ve restructured. You’ve sought customer and employee feedback. You’ve tried everything. Now, try something that works. Profit from the Positive is a practical, groundbreaking guide for business leaders, managers, executive coaches, and human resource professionals. Whether you lead three employees or 3,000, this book shows you how to increase productivity, collaboration, and profitability using the simple yet powerful tools from the new field of Positive Psychology.
Featuring case studies of some of the most forward-thinking and successful companies today–Google, Zappos, and Amazon, to name a few–Profit from the Positive provides over two dozen evidence-based tools you can apply immediately. Learn how to:
- Set habits, not just goals
- Recognize the Achoo! effect
- Stop asking the wrong questions
- Hire for what’s not on the resume
- Turn strengths into a team sport
- Preview, don’t just review, performance
Author: Sarah Kay, Sophia Janowitz
Regularly $3.99, Today $2.00
In 2011, Sarah Kay performed her poem “B” at the TED conference in Long Beach, California to standing ovations. Now the video of that performance has been forwarded to mothers and daughters (and fathers and sons) all over the world. Originally written in 2007, “B” is a thank you note, a love letter, a wish, a promise, a confession, and a secret. With beautiful illustrations by Sophia Janowitz, “B” is finally available in this whimsical, magical book. This book is the perfect gift for every mother and every daughter. Short, touching and lovingly illustrated, it is a family tradition waiting for you to start.
The Cana Mystery
International Mystery & Crime
Author: David Beckett
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99
A brilliant American grad student (Ava Fischer) summoned from her studies in Boston to solve an ancient puzzle. Reunited with an old flame, Paul, Ava is chased from Yemen to Egypt to Malta and, finally, to Italy. The couple must rely on their wits as they struggle to stay alive and escape a mélange of murderous terrorists, evil drug lords, and other ruthless villains.
… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks here on page 2