USA Today bestselling romance author Kallypso Masters tops today’s Buffet with Masters at Arms & Nobody’s Angel, the first installment in her “Rescue Me” saga. This one is for adults only due to elements of BDSM, although this book isn’t classified as erotica.

Kally writes emotional, realistic Romance novels with dominant males (for the most part) and the strong women who can bring them to their knees. She has been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit her “day job” the month before. She lives in rural Kentucky and has been married for 30 years. The couple has two adult children, one grandson, and a rescued dog. Kally enjoys meeting readers at national romance-novel conventions, book signings, and informal gatherings (restaurants, airports, bookstores), as well as in online groups (including Facebook’s “The Rescue Me Saga Discussion Group.”

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Masters at Arms & Nobody’s Angel (Rescue Me Saga #1)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Kallypso Masters
Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel (Rescue Me Saga #1)

MASTERS AT ARMS begins the journey of three men, each on a quest for honor, acceptance, and to ease his unspoken pain. Their paths cross at one of the darkest points in their lives. As they try to come to terms with the aftermath–forging an unbreakable bond–will they ever truly become masters of their own fates? Or would fate become master of them?

NOBODY’S ANGEL: Marc d’Alessio might co-own a private kink club with his fellow military veterans, Adam and Damian, but he keeps all women at a distance. When Marc rescues Angelina Giardano from a disastrous first experience at his club, however, an uncharacteristic attraction leaves him torn between his safe, but lonely world, and a possible future with his angel.

Angelina leaves the club behind only to have her dreams plagued by the Italian angel in a wolf mask who rescued her. When she meets Marc at a bar in her hometown, she can’t shake the feeling she knows him, but has no idea why he reminds her of her angel. While trying to protect Angelina from her abusive ex, though, Marc once again finds her at the Masters at Arms Club where she turns his safe, controlled world upside down.


In Search of a Love Story (Love Story Book One )

Romantic Comedy
Author: Rachel Schurig
In Search of a Love Story (Love Story Book One )

Emily Donovan doesn’t have a romantic bone in her body.

At least, that’s what her friends Ryan and Ashley keep telling her. They’re convinced her bad luck with men is directly related to her life-long lack of interest in all things romantic. When Emily’s latest relationship crashes and burns, she decides to go along with her friends’ plans for a romance research project. Sure, the idea that she’ll have better luck if she learns about the great romances of literature and film seems a little silly, but Emily figures it can’t hurt.

In no time at all, Emily finds herself buried under a mountain of romance novels, chick flicks, and sappy love songs, hopeful that her hard work will pay off with true love. When she meets Greg, Ashley and Ryan are convinced she’s found prince charming—after all, he’s rich, handsome, and totally into Emily. What more could she want? And why does it seem that her friend Elliot isn’t exactly happy for her?

THE BARREL MURDER

True Accounts > Murder & Mayhem
Author: Michael Zarocostas
THE BARREL MURDER - a Detective Joe Petrosino case (based on true events)

Based on true events, The Barrel Murder traces the NYPD’s investigation of the April 14, 1903 barrel murder, in which a man was found stabbed to death, dismembered, and placed on display in a barrel in Little Italy. Two NYPD outcasts hunt for the killer: Detective Joe Petrosino (a stocky “Dago” nicknamed Bulldog Joe) and Inspector Max Schmittberger (a giant “Yid” nicknamed The Broom).

Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt appointed Petrosino the first Italian-American detective in the NYPD and reinstated Schmittberger after The Broom confessed to grafting and blew the whistle on his fellow cops. By 1903, however, Roosevelt is in the White House, and Tammany Hall casts a long Irish shadow over the NYPD again. To complicate matters, investigative reporter Lincoln Steffens seeks Petrosino’s help in finding out if there is a crooked lawman behind a gambling syndicate in the City.

As they work the barrel murder, Petrosino and Schmittberger encounter a lunatic doctor, the Secret Service, vicious Sicilian mafiosi known as the Morello Gang, and a mysterious code that may unlock the secrets of the killing and Steffens’ alleged syndicate.

Through the Wildwood (The Legend of Vanx Malic)

Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: M. R. Mathias
Through the Wildwood (The Legend of Vanx Malic)

A half-zythian bard named Vanx is in chains for bedding the Duchess of Highlake. The Duke wants him dead, but his wife secretly sent their daughter to buy his freedom from the slave markets. This is bad news, for bad things can happen to an ill guarded caravan in the mountains. When the duke’s mercenaries attack to kill the adulterous prisoner all hell breaks loose. Now, the only way Vanx and the Princess of Highlake can escape the duke and his men is if they can somehow make it through the Wildwood, a place that no one has ever returned from before…..

Temporary Bliss

Romantic Comedy
Author: BJ Harvey, Jennifer Roberts-Hall
Temporary Bliss

 

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn’t).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three ‘friends with benefits’. They know the score, they know they’re not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys. Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head. Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

Loving Ms. Wrong (Walk on the Wild Side)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: C.J. Ellisson
Loving Ms. Wrong (Walk on the Wild Side: Best Friend Books)

Katrina attends a birthday party for her friend Carla. Little does the health food storeowner know that the fateful girls night out will change her life forever.

Marcus, the polished metrosexual who hates to get his hands dirty, stumbles upon the ladies at a local bar. Sparks fly when the two meet, courtesy of a 12-sided sex dice and a night neither one will ever forget.

When I Married My Mother: A Daughter’s Search for What Really Matters

Biographies & Memoirs > Women
Author: Jo Maeder
When I Married My Mother: A Daughter's Search for What Really Matters - and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo

Jo Maeder was a Z100 radio “ZJ” in New York City when a series of crises led her to do the unthinkable: leave New York for the Bible Belt — “Greensboring,” North Carolina — to care for her estranged, eccentric “Mama Jo.” What she thought would be some of the worst years of her life turned out to be some of the best. The same was true for her mother. Jo also discovered there’s nothing boring about Greensboro. Though often rocky, this “marriage” was a triumphant
success, leading Jo to repair a long-fractured family and find a new and vibrant life she never imagined.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Fiction > African American
Author: Heidi W. Durrow
Regularly $13.95, Today $1.99
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Rachel, the daughter of a danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

Half Moon Hill: A Destiny Novel

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Toni Blake
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99
Half Moon Hill: A Destiny Novel

You never know what destiny has in store . . .

A rugged loner and ex-biker-gang member, Duke Dawson is looking for some peace and quiet while recovering from an accident. But when Anna Romo comes wandering through his woods and into his cabin, she completely rocks his world. The last thing he expected or wanted was to find himself hungering after a woman whose eyes held hurt even deeper than his own . . .

Running from a troubled past, Anna is building a new life in Destiny. When she first meets Duke, she’s terrified—but something about him calls to her very soul. The hard-bodied rebel is soon helping her turn her new home into a bed and breakfast, and close quarters quickly lead them into her bed. Their passion is palpable, but can she convince a man who has turned his back on life to take the biggest leap of faith of all and fall in love?

The Dead Man Vol 1: Face of Evil, Ring of Knives, and Hell in Heaven

Horror
Author: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
The Dead Man Vol 1: Face of Evil, Ring of Knives, and Hell in Heaven

Three stories of unspeakable evil make up The Dead Man Volume 1, an action adventure collection full of dark humor, surprising twists, and supernatural terror: Matthew Cahill, dead and buried in an avalanche, wakes up in a morgue three months later in Face of Evil. But now he sees things no one else can and when his friend goes on a killing spree, he realizes the evil Mr. Dark has a plan for him.

In search of Mr. Dark, Matt finds himself in Heaven, Washington, a tiny hamlet in the Cascade Mountains embroiled in a four-family blood feud in Hell in Heaven. Only Matt can stop the bloodshed, but even he is going to have a hard time figuring out why Mr. Dark brought him here.

Matt believes a madman may hold the key to defeating Mr. Dark and his rotting touch. To find him, Matt must infiltrate a lunatic asylum in Ring of Knives—and his only chance of escaping alive is to face the unspeakable terror deep in the asylum’s woods.

Galileo’s Daughter

Biographies & Memoirs > Scientists
Author: Dava Sobel
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99
Galileo's Daughter

Everyone knows that Galileo Galilei dropped cannonballs off the leaning tower of Pisa, developed the first reliable telescope, and was convicted by the Inquisition for holding a heretical belief–that the earth revolved around the sun. But did you know he had a daughter? In Galileo’s Daughter, Dava Sobel (author of the bestselling Longitude) tells the story of the famous scientist and his illegitimate daughter, Sister Maria Celeste.

Sobel bases her book on 124 surviving letters to the scientist from the nun, whom Galileo described as “a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and tenderly attached to me.” Their loving correspondence revealed much about their world: the agonies of the bubonic plague, the hardships of monastic life, even Galileo’s occasional forgetfulness (“The little basket, which I sent you recently with several pastries, is not mine, and therefore I wish you to return it to me”).While Galileo tangled with the Church, Maria Celeste–whose adopted name was a tribute to her father’s fascination with the heavens–provided moral and emotional support with her frequent letters, approving of his work because she knew the depth of his faith.

At First Sight

Author: Patrice Wilton
Regularly $3.99, Today $2.00
At First Sight

War veteran Brent Harrington, a helicopter pilot who lost his sight when he was shot down in Afghanistan, is now back home in the US and struggling to come to terms with the fact that his sight may never return. Natalie Connors, a beautiful young woman fleeing an abusive relationship and looking for a fresh start, is hired by Brent’s best buddy, another war veteran, as a home health care aide to help Brent adapt to his newly darkened world. Thrown together by fate, they take the first tentative steps toward love…But when Natalie’s vicious ex tracks her down, can the passion and tenderness she and Brent share protect her?

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