Bestselling author Kate Perry tops today’s Buffet with Close to You, the second installment in her “Laurel Heights” romance series, which has sold more than 3 million copies. Fans of Bella Andre, Rachel Gibson, and Kristan Higgins will love this quirky series with strong, independent woman and sexy alpha heroes.

kateAs Kate is fond of saying, “I like cupcakes and women who kick ass. I write about love because love is the most important thing in the world.”

In addition to her Laurel Heights novels, Kate writes the “Pillow Talk” and “Guardians of Destiny” series. She’s been translated into several languages and is quite proud to say she’s big in Slovenia. All her books are about strong, independent women who just want love.

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Close to You (A Laurel Heights Novel)

Romantic Comedy
Author: Kate Perry
Close to You (A Laurel Heights Novel)

Over 3 million readers have already fallen for Kate’s Laurel Heights Novels. Get close and personal too…

A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 2

When Treat Byrnes walks into her bookstore café, Eve Alexander wants to eat him up. Bad boy isn’t her usual flavor, but for the sexy contractor, she’s willing to take a walk on the wild side.

Treat meets Eve on a reconnaissance mission for his mother, who owns a neighboring teashop, but he keeps going back to Eve for her sweet smile and sassy shoes. He has a history of falling for damsels-in-distress, but Eve doesn’t need rescuing. Not even when her café is sabotaged.

But when Treat finds out the saboteur is his own mother, he knows he has to do something before things go too far.


10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them

Theology > Christology
Author: Will Davis Jr.
10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them

Too often Christians carry a lot of guilt and baggage when it comes to their relationship with God. The problem is that so many of us believe unbiblical, damaging things about how critical God is and how fed up he must be with us. But many of the things we think Jesus would say to us–things like “I can’t believe you call yourself a Christian,” “If you really loved me, you’d try harder,” and “I’m so disappointed in you”–are things he never said. The solution, says Will Davis Jr., is to stop believing the lies and start believing the things Jesus did say.

In 10 Things Jesus Never Said, Davis unmasks commonly believed myths about our relationship with God and shows readers how to replace this pervasive theology of failure with the truth of how Jesus really feels about them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help small groups or individuals apply these truths to their current situations. Anyone who has ever felt that they didn’t measure up to God’s standards will love this freeing exploration of grace and forgiveness.

A Cutthroat Business: #1 (Savannah Martin Mysteries)

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Jenna Bennett
A Cutthroat Business: #1 (Savannah Martin Mysteries)

Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn’t think she’s supposed to take the warning literally … until an early morning phone call sends her to an empty house on the ‘bad’ side of town, where she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the boy her mother always warned her about.

Rafe Collier is six feet three inches of testosterone and trouble; tall, dark, and dangerous, with a murky past and no future—not the kind of guy a perfect Southern Belle should want to tangle with. In any way. But wherever Savannah turns, there he is, and making no bones about what he wants from her.

Now Savannah must figure out who killed real estate queen Brenda Puckett, make a success of her new career, and avoid getting killed—or kissed—by Rafe, all before the money in her savings account runs out and she has to go back to selling make-up at the mall.

No One to Trust (Red Stone Security Series)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Katie Reus
No One to Trust (Red Stone Security Series)

Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm’s way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the cross hairs of one of Miami’s death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she might have no choice but to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.

Former Marine Porter Caldwell never should have let Elizabeth walk away from him all those months ago. She means more to him than anything and now that she’s in danger and turned to him for help, he won’t make that mistake again. When a local gang targets her and she’s nearly killed in a drive by shooting, Porter vows to do whatever it takes to keep her alive. Even if it means turning his back on all that he’s sworn to uphold.

The Spirit Clearing

Horror > Ghosts
Author: Mark Tufo
The Spirit Clearing

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can’t and nobody will listen to him.
That is until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair?
Can love transcend even death?

Almost Matched (Almost Bad Boys #1)

Mystery > Cozy
Author: A.O. Peart, Mae I Design
Almost Matched (Almost Bad Boys #1)

Would you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?

Their heartbreaking past will move you. Their passion will make you blush. Their antics will make you laugh out loud.

Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills.

Colin is one of those gorgeous guys who attract women, no matter the age or marital status. With a successful career at a popular Seattle radio station, hard body, and charming personality, he is the complete package. But something dark lurks in the corners of his soul; some murky experience that has changed him—maybe for the better, but maybe for the worse.

You Belong With Me (Love and Dessert Trilogy, Book 1)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Shannon Guymon
You Belong With Me: Book 1 in the Love and Dessert Trilogy

Layla Kendall is the oldest of three sisters. She’s a burned out social worker one step away from a major depression and she needs a fresh start. When she and her sisters Kit and Jane inherit their grandmother’s bakery, she doesn’t know if she can trust her good fortune or not. Life has taught her that happiness is just an illusion. But the chance to be with her sisters and get away from the heart ache and pain she’s faced day in and day out is a chance she’s going to take.

The fact that they don’t know anything about running a bakery won’t stop them. With Layla’s new life, come new connections and friendships including Michael Bender, a single dad and someone who wouldn’t mind getting to know Layla better. She doesn’t trust men and she doesn’t want to change her mind but Michael’s little girl Stella grabs her by the heart and won’t let go. When Layla and her sisters realize that there are people who want to see them fail, it will take a lot of heart and courage to keep going. Layla will have to let go of the past in order to grab onto the future if she’ll ever find the love she needs.

BLOODSTAIN

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: John C. Dalglish
BLOODSTAIN (Det. Jason Strong (CLEAN SUSPENSE)

Detective Jason Strong must find a killer whose signature is a wine glass. That’s about all the police know, except that his victims all share certain similarities.
The case gets personal when someone close to Jason is targeted, and time begins to run out.

In the exciting follow-up to “Where’s My Son?”, Jason is pushed to find a way to solve this case, before the unthinkable happens.

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Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar

Humor > Satire
Author: Kelly Oxford
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar

Kelly Oxford has been one of the most hysterical voices on the Internet since it was still a series of tubes. In 1997, she began sharing stories of her life as a young wife and mother on a Geocities page, then on an anonymous blog, then on a MySpace account; eventually she found her métier in the widely followed Tumblr blog Eject and in her raucous, often filthy, always hilarious Twitter feed, which has garnered 315,000 followers and adds 500 to 2,000 more each day. There is no mistaking Kelly’ s voice:

  • “ Something people in McDonalds have? Fries. Something people in McDonalds don’ t have? Ankles.”
  • “ Caught 2 yr old chewing on a corn kernel she found in her shoe; looks like my husband doesn’ t need that paternity test after all!”
  • “ When my dog smells someone’ s crotch I say, ‘ Sorry, she’ s one of those cancer smelling dogs.’ ”
  • “ Had my son’ s hearing tested because he’ s always yelling. Turns out he’ s just an asshole.”

Straight-talking and riotously funny, Kelly Oxford has a knack for seeing the hilarity in the everyday. Now, Kelly has written a side-splitting book of essays that shine her blindingly sardonic light on life as she sees it.

Brain Quest Grade 2: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Challenge the Mind

Games > Questions & Answers
Author: Chris Welles Feder, Susan Bishay
Regularly $11.95, Today $2.99
Brain Quest Grade 2, revised 4th edition: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Challenge the Mind

Brain Quest is beloved by kids, trusted by parents, used and recommended by teachers. It’s the curriculum-based, fast-paced, question-and-answer game that challenges kids on the stuff they need to know, when they need to know it. It’s the brand that says “It’s fun to be smart!” And it delivers.

For the fourth edition every deck is thoroughly revised and includes 20 percent new material. The content aligns with national and state standards and is overseen by the Brain Quest Advisory Board, a panel of award-winning educators, each a recent state teacher-of-the-year award winner or a recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award. The covers and cards have a refreshed design, giving Brain Quest a cooler, updated look.

Zero Day (Jeff Aiken Series)

Technothrillers
Author: Mark Russinovich
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Zero Day: A Jeff Aiken Novel (Jeff Aiken Series)

An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.

At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn’t much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe.

Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling “what if” scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today—it’s a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.

Marvel 1602

Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: Neil Gaiman
Regularly $14.99, Today $3.99
Marvel 1602

Collects Marvel 1602 (2003) #1-8. The year is 1602, and strange things are stirring in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that the bizarre weather plaguing the skies above is not of natural origin. Her majesty’s premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt on the Queen by winged warriors rumored to be in service to a mad despot named Doom. News is spreading of witchbreed sightings – young men bearing fantastic superhuman powers and abilities. And in the center of the rising chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World, guarded by a towering Indian warrior. Can Fury and his allies find a connection to these unusual happenings before the whole world ends?

A Small Indiscretion

International Mystery & Crime
Author: Denise Rudberg, Laura A. Wideburg
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
A Small Indiscretion

Marianne Jidhoff is having trouble getting back on her feet after the death of her husband, Hans. As Stockholm’s Attorney General, Hans was known as much for his marital indiscretions as his ability to solve complex cases. But Olle Lundqvist, Lead Prosecutor at the department and Marianne’s friend of many years, knows that she was the brain behind Hans’s success. He persuades her to come back to work, and she quickly shakes her grief as she finds herself at the center of a series of mysterious killings among Stockholm’s upper echelons. Marianne teams up with the brash and handsome investigator Torsten Ehn to find out who is behind the murders, and together they uncover a kinky secret society populated by the city’s elite.

This sexy twist on the Scandinavian crime tradition—dubbed Elegant Crime by the author—is both a colorful glimpse into the rarefied world of Sweden’s rich and powerful and a beguiling mystery featuring a cast of unforgettable characters.

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