New York Times bestselling author Sophia Knightly loves to cook up hot romance and delicious humor in her feel-good stories. Whether it’s romantic suspense, romantic comedy or chick lit, her books are fun and sexy contemporary romances that feature hot alpha heroes and strong, smart women.
Sophia tops today’s Buffet with Heart Raider, the first installment in her “Heartthrob” series, which was published in January.
A two-time Maggie award finalist and a P&E Readers’ Poll finalist, Sophia is traditionally published by St. Martin’s Press, Kensington and Samhain Publishing.
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Heart Raider (Heartthrob Series, Book 1)
Author: Sophia Knightly
Marooned together on Turquoise Bay, hot passion explodes between two unlikely lovers…and nearly destroys them.
Intrepid TV reporter Veronique Whitcomb is the last person reclusive billionaire Nick Cameron expects to show up on his doorstep in the wake of Hurricane Abby. All grown up with heart-stopping curves, she is far different from Ronnie, the tomboy he remembers from fifteen years ago as her camp counselor. Alluring as she is, Nick just wants to be left alone. He is a burnt out corporate raider who has retreated from the cutthroat corporate world after a scandal he was falsely accused of nearly landed him in jail.
When it comes to Nick, Veronique doesn’t understand the meaning of “No.” He was her childhood crush, the gorgeous summer camp counselor who saved her from herself when she was a rebellious kid coping with an alcoholic, drug-addicted celebrity dad and an emotionally unstable mom. Unstoppable in her zeal to redeem his name, Veronique is determined to vindicate Nick’s name and alert him to criminal activity that if not stopped in time, could destroy him.
A series of treacherous mishaps aimed at silencing Veronique’s investigation threatens to destroy their newfound love and Nick wonders if Veronique—or anyone in his life—can be trusted.
Safe House (Volume 1 Steel Infidels Biker MC Romance)
Romance > Multicultural & Interracial
Author: Dez Burke
Safe House is the first part of a two part series. Liberated, the second and final book is available now on Amazon.
Several years before, Flint Mason committed the unthinkable, he left town and turned his back on his brothers and the Steel Infidels Motorcycle Club. When his best friend is murdered by a rival MC, he returns home determined to exact his own personal revenge.
Veterinarian Dr. Kendra Shaw has never ignored an animal in need. So when a call comes in about an injured eagle she doesn’t think twice about going alone to a secluded cabin to meet the caller. What she finds there sets her on a shocking path she never imagined…
Flint and Kendra are forced together in a tense situation where neither wants to be. Flint knows a smart woman like Kendra would never fall for a man like him. Nothing more than a common outlaw. A bad guy.
The Seventh Pillar (The PROJECT)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Alex Lukeman
A fanatical terrorist has visions commanding him to begin the Apocalypse and bring about the End of Days…
An ancient brotherhood of assassins hidden for centuries reappears…
A truck carrying a terrible weapon leaves Sudan for the lawless mountains of Algeria and an unknown destination…
The PROJECT sends Nick Carter and Selena Connor to the burning wastelands of Western Africa, the back streets of San Diego and the bitter mountains of the Hindu Kush, before a final confrontation that will decide the future of Western civilization.
The Buggy List
Contemporary Fiction > Women’s Fiction
Author: Courtney Rice Gager
Drew and Libby Sullivan have spent the past six years building the perfect life together. They have a beautiful home, flourishing careers, and they’re finally ready to take the plunge into parenthood. Well, almost.
Despite the endless prodding from family, friends, and even strangers, there still seems to be something holding the couple back from starting a family. Perhaps that’s why they decide to take the advice of Libby’s older sister and make a list of everything they want to do before they have a baby. Making their baby bucket list, or as they call it, “The Buggy List”, buys them just a little more time to be Drew and Libby, who sleep in until noon on Saturdays and eat Chinese takeout for dinner on the couch.
Besides, it gives Libby the opportunity to pull straight-laced Drew out of his comfort zone and do something fun for once; like go undercover as singles to a speed dating event with their friend, Tom; or finally take the honeymoon they never had. Drew and Libby each write down five items that they must complete before having a baby.
Dose of Vengeance
Thrillers > Crime
Author: J. Michael Stewart
Everyone has secrets.
When the rich and powerful in Big Creek, Montana, are in danger of having their most private and embarrassing secrets exposed, they call Sean Foster. He gets paid to make other people’s problems go away. And he’s good at it—very good.
But when a simple morning jog goes horribly wrong, Sean is the one who needs a fixer. In the struggle to survive and return to his wife, he forgets the most important lesson he has learned in his business.
Everyone has secrets.
Zentangle Inspired Art: A Beginners Guide
Arts & Photography > Drawing
Author: Mahe Zehra Husain
Zentangle is a new style of drawing in deliberate steps with a pre-learned toolkit of patterns.
Zentangle art has also been used by kids all over the world to have fun and make paper toys. With this book Zentangle art can now be used by you to rest, relax, create and make art.
This book is perfect for the beginner as well as the experienced tangler. We will go through the list of tools needed, basic tangles created by Rick and Maria, Zentangle Inspired Projects, creating new tangles and lots of worksheets for you to play with and have fun.
Kane (A Kane Novel)
Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Steve Gannon
Los Angeles is terrorized by a series of murders. One man can stop the killer: Detective Daniel Kane. But for Kane—devastated by personal tragedy and haunted by a secret that could destroy his family—to do so may cost him everything, even his life . . .
At times chilling, funny, and occasionally brutal, Kane is a nonstop thriller filled with complex characters, surprising twists, and unforgettable scenes. From a political firestorm that sends the investigation spinning out of control to a breath-taking climax, Kane will keep you in suspense until the turn of the final heart-pounding page.
The Soul of the Rose
Christian Fiction > Romance > Historical
Author: Ruth Trippy
After the tragic death of her closest friend, 20-year-old Celia Thatcher is sent to work in the bookstore of family friends. Hoping the new surroundings in Massachusetts will help her regain a happy outlook on life, Celia catches the eye of not one, but two men: the elite, but unkempt Bostonian-turned-hermit, Edward Lyons, who is clearly trying to run from his past and from God, and Charles Harrod, a charming Harvard law student who promotes a religious belief Celia has never before considered.
With both men vying for her attention, Celia’s world is again turned upside down when one of her beaus is accused of murder. Suddenly realizing where her heart lies, Celia is now challenged with a choice bigger than man: should she follow her heart or her God?
No Sugar Diet: A Complete No Sugar Diet Book, 7 Day Sugar Detox for Beginners
Special Diet > Diabetic & Sugar-Free
Author: Peggy Annear
Do you want to lose weight, manage your diabetes, lower cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and feel full of energy? This book will show you why it is important to lower sugars in your diet and teach you exactly how you can achieve this. You will learn to identify the pitfalls in modern foods and how to go on and apply this to your everyday life.
A sugar detox diet is the most effective way to remove sugar from your system and beat the addictive cycle of sugar cravings. With the no sugar detox diet book, you will find tips on how to quit sugar, prepare for detox and also get over 27 delicious sugar detox recipes. These recipes have pictures so you know what each dish will look like.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic (P.S.)
Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Hazel Gaynor
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy’s impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.
Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again.
Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
The King’s Hounds (The King’s Hounds series)
International Mystery & Crime
Author: Martin Jensen, Tara Chace
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
The newly crowned King Cnut of Denmark has conquered England and rules his new empire from Oxford. The year is 1018 and the war is finally over, but the unified kingdom is far from peaceful.
Halfdan’s mixed lineage—half Danish, half Saxon—has made him a pauper in the new kingdom. His father, his brother, and the land he should have inherited were all taken by the new king’s men. He lost everything to the war but his sense of humor. Once a proud nobleman, Halfdan now wanders the country aimlessly, powered only by his considerable charm and some petty theft. When he finds an unlikely ally in Winston, a former monk, he sees no reason not to accept his strange invitation to travel together to Oxford. Winston has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the king at the invitation of his new wife, and the protection of a clever man like Halfdan is well worth its price in wine and bread.
But when the pair’s arrival in court coincides with news of a murder, the king has a brilliant idea: Why not enlist the newly arrived womanizing half-Dane and the Saxon intellectual to defuse a politically explosive situation? The pair represents both sides of the conflict and seem to have crime-solving skills to boot. In their search for the killer, Halfdan and Winston find seduction, adventure, and scandal in the wild early days of Cnut’s rule.
Guardian Angel: Life and Death Adventures with Pararescue, the World’s Most Powerful Commando Rescue Force
History > Military
Author: William F. Sine
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
US Air Force Pararescue is the most skillful and capable rescue force in the world, taking on some of the most dangerous rescue missions imaginable. PJs (short for para-jumpers), are members of an elite unit whose commando skills are so wide-reaching they often seem like something out of science fiction. They routinely tackle perilous operations that are beyond the capabilities of other rescue organizations, and sometimes dare the seemingly impossible.
Since their inception in 1947, PJs have saved more than thirty thousand lives. They can pluck near-frozen climbers off jagged mountaintops and recover shot-down jet pilots stranded deep in hostile territory. In the dead of night, the PJs parachute into ominous, black, twenty-foot-tall waves to save distressed seamen, and they brave the cruelest and most desolate deserts to recover victims. US Air Force pararescuemen have played a prominent role in every armed conflict since the Korean War, rescuing thousands of soldiers from behind enemy lines.
Guardian Angel provides a rare glimpse at a PJ’s mind-blowing adventures. You follow Sgt. Sine’s trek across exotic lands and share his encounters with mysterious cultures. Learn what it takes to lower from a helicopter onto the slippery decks of storm-tossed ships to rescue dying sailors. Feel what it’s like to be caught in the middle of a bomb blast so powerful that it tears high-rise buildings in half, and flattens armored vehicles hundreds of yards away.
On Silver Wings
Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Evan Currie
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
When the Colony on Hayden’s world went black, a team was sent to investigate. It was supposed to be a training mission : skip in, find out the Casimir Transmitter had gone dead, report back and wait for resupply from the Fleet. By the time the only surviving member of the team made landfall, it was spectacularly clear that this wasn’t a training mission.
Now Sgt Sorilla Aida has a job to do. She has to gather the local survivors, recon the enemy, train a militia, and take the war right to the enemy’s doorstep.
Just what she trained for.
The River Witch
Women’s Fiction > Psychological
Author: Kimberly Brock
Regularly $12.95, Today $1.99
Broken in body and spirit, she secludes herself in the mystical wilderness of a Georgia island. Can she find herself in the sweetness of old songs, old ways, and the gentle magic of the river people?”
Kimberly Brock has an amazing voice and a huge heart; The River Witch welcomes the reader to a haunted landscape, authentically Southern, where the tragedies of the past and the most fragile, gorgeous kind of love-soaked hope are equally alive. This is one debut that you absolutely should not miss.”
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