Cheryl Kaye Tardif tops today’s Buffet with the sizzling psychic suspense novel Divine Intervention, the first installment in her “Devine” series. This 2004 thriller has been compared to works by authors such as Iris Johansen, Kay Hooper and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb’s “In Death” series. Sci-fi and mystery fans will enjoy this book.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cheryl was a “military brat” and a “military wife” who has lived all across Canada and in Bermuda. She now resides in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband Marc and their Pomeranian Princess, Chai. Cheryl is also the publisher at Imajin Books, which publishes international fiction.
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CFBI agent Jasmine McLellan leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist―a murderer who has already taken the lives of three people.
Jasi and her team members―Psychometric Empath and profiler Ben Roberts and Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko―are joined by Brandon Walsh, the handsome but skeptical Chief of Arson Investigations. In a manhunt that takes them from Vancouver to Kelowna, Penticton and Victoria, they are led down a twisting path of sinister secrets.
Sifting through ashes and clues, Jasi realizes that there is more to the third victim than meets the eye. Perhaps not all of the victims were that innocent. The hunt intensifies when she learns that someone they know is next on the arsonist’s list.
Unleashing her gift as a Pyro-Psychic, Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer’s mind―a mind bent on destruction and revenge. And in the heat of early summer, Jasi discovers that a murderer lies in wait…much closer than she ever imagined.
The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.
Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.
Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend—a man struggling with his own demons—to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.
Before all evidence, the truth—and Jaymee’s daughter—are lost.
Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, current smart-aleck, and a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge has built himself a comfortable career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then moved out of France, came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age. When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt becomes the investigator for her defense attorney, and quickly learns there is a line of suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East.
Not long after getting involved in the case Matt learns that Garson Talmadge’s weapons deals meant the FBI had an interest as well as the French Prefecture of Police. While Matt is simply trying to establish that Clarice is innocent, the FBI is trying to learn how Hussein got some of his weaponry, and powerful members of the French government and armaments industry wants to keep Matt from following the trail far enough to expose them.
Liberty Strong is a daytime darling, a soap opera star in the Hollywood sky. But will that star be extinguished? She’s angered the powers that be and now a shadowy network boss is spying on her, her shrink is sabotaging her and near, far too near, is an elusive and menacing fan. Add to that the open casting day known as The Scramble—the one day each year the studio gates are open wide to the public, where would-be soap opera stars line up, fresh blood for a dying daytime world. They won’t stop at her lines–they’ll steal her life. If Liberty were smart, she’d run. But Liberty is stubborn. And Liberty is strong.
Kiev, 1992: After the USSR’s demise litters the landscape with nuclear weapons and radioactive materiel, warhead expert Anton Zvezda goes AWOL in disgust when his strategic bomber base mutinies against Moscow and declares loyalty to newly independent Ukraine. His only comfort after the Soviet Union’s collapse is his Russian Orthodox faith. But when signs of the Apocalypse threaten his church, he puts his skills to work on a terrifying plot.
A modern tracking system could stop him and smugglers like the nuclear inspector with a secret stash of bomb-grade uranium. It would also help a couple of American military contractors do some business and keep their jobs. But while Washington bureaucrats block their efforts, Iraqi spy Tariq abu Bakr is in Kiev to shop for a Bomb – on pain of death — until the brilliant and beautiful Sveta learns the secret that can thwart his plans and achieve her ambitions.
Their paths collide against exotic and dangerous post-Soviet landscapes, where talking cars hide Red Mercury, mad monks meet messengers from God — and the clock ticks on a nuclear bomb in Istanbul. Will Brother Boris be able to stop it?
Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.
For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was.
Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society–the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance–the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.
Four friends are on a quest for love and the journey is anything but smooth. Sharing an unbreakable bond, Shawn, Damon, Kevin, and Malcolm are all attractive, intelligent, and established men who share all their secrets with each other–well almost all their secrets. Each friend has his own struggle, be it the pains of infidelity, physical abuse at the hands of a lover, or burning for another woman’s husband with a passion and intensity that refuses to be doused. Set to the pulsating rhythm and infectious beat of New York City, Harlem Boyz takes you on an unforgettable ride of sex, secrets, self-discovery…and that crazy little thing called love.
DC gets destroyed.
Harland gets wasted.
America gets the leader it deserves.
This pitch-black satire follows a disillusioned pothead and his friends navigating an American minefield of domestic terrorists, power-grabbing opportunists, and meaningless dead-end jobs. Philosophical, irreverent, and sometimes oddly hopeful, Hyperbole explores what might become of the laymen when America’s head gets chopped off.
Fans of transgressive fiction and dark humor should grab this book with both hands and not eat or sleep until it’s consumed.
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In sixteen brilliantly observed true stories, Sam Harris emerges as a natural humorist in league with David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Carrie Fisher, and Steve Martin, but with a voice uniquely his own. Praised by the Chicago Sun-Times for his “manic, witty commentary,” and with a storytelling talent the New York Times calls “New Yorker– worthy,” he puts a comedic spin on full-disclosure episodes from his own colorful life. What better place to find painfully funny material than in growing up gay, gifted, and ambitious in the heart of the Bible belt? And that’s just the first cut: From partying to parenting, from Sunday school to getting sober, these slices of Ham will have you laughing and wiping away salty tears in equal measure with their universal and down-to-earth appeal. After all, there’s a little ham in all of us.
No one in tiny Chesley knows the truth about Damaris Howard; a woman of wealth and beauty, she rarely allows anyone to get close. Her past was marked by scandal and abandonment—better to stay aloof and reinvent herself.
Then Damaris meets Alec Stafford, the Earl of Rowden. The tall, handsome border lord is a man of quiet but deep passion, raised to show no weakness and burned once before by a woman’s love. But when he and Damaris cross paths inside London society, they set sparks of attraction blazing—and rumors flying.
And when someone abducts Damaris from the city streets, Alec must stake more than his reputation to rescue her. . . . Finding out who’s behind a dangerous plot plunges Alec and Damaris together in an intimacy that melts their well-guarded reserve, proving that true love’s rich rewards may just be worth the risks.
Science fiction and fantasy’s most adept short-story author reinvents some classic themes in an engaging collection that includes three of his Hugo award–winning stories. These smart expansions of traditional themes summon dinosaurs, dragons, peril in space, myths, faeries, and time travel, each undergoing artful alchemy to create serious genre literature that is playful, original, and clever. Comprising 16 imaginative and mischievous adventures, including the previously unpublished novelette, The Skysailor’s Tale, this adroit gathering makes a collection to truly revel in.
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When Feno Chemical spilled an experimental pesticide in rural Iowa, scores of people died. Those who survived contamination were herded into a US Army medically maintained quarantine and cut off from the world. Dosed with powerful drugs to combat the poison, their bodies give off a sickly sweet smell and the containment zone becomes known simply as Flowertown.
Seven years later, the infrastructure is crumbling, supplies are dwindling, and nobody is getting clean. Ellie Cauley doesn’t care anymore. Despite her paranoid best friend’s insistence that conspiracies abound, she focuses on three things: staying high, hooking up with the Army sergeant she’s not supposed to be fraternizing with and, most importantly, trying to ignore her ever-simmering rage. But when a series of deadly events rocks the compound, Ellie suspects her friend is right—something dangerous is going down in Flowertown and all signs point to a twisted plan of greed and abuse. She and the other residents of Flowertown have been betrayed by someone with a deadly agenda and their plan is just getting started. Time is running out. With nobody to trust and nowhere to go, Ellie decides to fight with the last weapon she has—her rage.
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