New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra tops today’s Buffet with The Passion of Patrick MacNeill, a novel about a former Marine fighter pilot who finds new life when he meets a beautiful new surgeon. One reviewer called it “an emotional tour-de-force that will introduce you to some of the most compelling, most endearing, most memorable characters you’ve met.”
Virginia has written over twenty books of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. Her deeply emotional stories have won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and two National Readers’ Choice Awards.
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The Passion of Patrick MacNeill (Sweet Home, Carolina)
Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Virginia Kantra
Dedicated burn surgeon Kate Sinclair shields her tender heart behind a white coat and a coolly professional manner. But something about the little patient the nurses dub “Iron Man” and his vital flyboy father challenges her as a doctor and a woman.
Since the car crash that killed his wife and almost took his son, pilot Patrick MacNeill’s life has revolved around his little boy. No one—no woman and certainly no interfering doctor—can intrude on their bond, forged in love and pain.
When little Jack’s care brings these two together, it ignites a passion they can’t ignore. But their growing involvement threatens Patrick’s emotional barriers and Kate’s professional future. With so much at stake, will she trust her judgment…or her heart?
1929 Jonathan’s Cross – Book One (The 1929 Series)
Author: M.L. Gardner
Jonathan Garrett lost everything. He and his two best friends, Caleb and Aryl, operated one of the top brokerages in New York City when the unthinkable happened; the stock market crash of ’29. And now, with nothing but the clothes on their backs, these men must start over.
But starting over has never been more difficult. The jobs become fewer and danger lurks around every corner. And then when a business rival threatens their existence, despair looms overhead as the men struggle to find a way out.
Meanwhile, their wives, Ava, Arianna, and Claire, slowly adapt to life in a shabby apartment as they learn to deal with their poverty stricken status. Each begins to cope as they find ways to live more modestly.
Emotional and financial ruin nips at their heels pushing the couples to the end of their ropes. Until finally, with a lucky twist of fate, they escape city life and begin anew in their hometown of Rockport, Massachussetts. But just as they start to relax and settle into their new lives, tragedy strikes again…
City of the Falling Sky (The Seckry Sequence Book 1)
Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Joseph Evans
When Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends.
Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date.
Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.
A Perfect Husband: A Sami Saxton Novel
Author: Douglas Wickard
An abandoned cabin…a diabolical killer…a hidden cemetery…a deadly secret is about to be uncovered.
Far from the neon blur of Manhattan — the dizzy buzz of restaurants, theater openings and one too many cocktails — located seventy-two miles outside the City in the sleepy, rural township of Montague, New Jersey, Sami Saxton is looking to rebuild her life. A rebirth
one might call it. And, she intends to do this spiritual resurrection in a small, abandoned fishing cabin, built over forty years ago by her deceased father.
Not quite abandoned…
Action & Adventure > Women’s Adventure
Author: Nancy Allan
Alone, with a fall gale howling around the rafters, Amy Johnstone turns to see a woman’s rain-streaked face staring back at her through the dark window.
The face is…identical to her own!
Instantly, Amy’s life crumbles. Something sinister surrounds her and those she loves. She is catapulted into a world she knows nothing about–a place where a killer rules, where her life is in constant peril, and where her child has been taken.
WINTER’S DESTINY is an edge-of-the-seat thriller – love story set on the rugged Pacific Coast of Oregon. Here, the story reaches its unique and spectacular conclusion.
Muffins (Sweet and Savory Muffin Recipes, Butter Spreads)
Baking > Biscuits, Muffins & Scones
Author: Sara Winlet
There is nothing like waking up in the morning to a wonderful hot moist muffin. You can smell the wonderful aroma through out your home,which couldn’t be more wonderful in my world. Everyone has a favorite flavor, for me its a blueberry crumb topped muffin. Why buy muffins at the bakery for three dollars each, when you can make a whole dozen for that price at home. With my Muffin recipe book you can save money and have hot delicious muffins anytime at home. Not only will you have great breakfast muffins, but also some savory, delectable dinner muffins as well. Also, you can top these wonderful muffins with the great butter spread recipes at the end of the book. With my muffin recipes your house will have the wonderful aroma of piping hot muffins, that your family will love to wake up to.
Releasing the Dragon (Myths and Legends)
Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
Author: Stacie Simpson
An erotic romance with a paranormal twist… Two souls destined to be one. An old enemy enraged. Will his love for her be enough to save her? Shapeshifters, demons, vampires and sorcerers are all just part of the show at the Myths and Legends Casino Resort.
Or are they?
Serafina Leroux has always dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. When she responds to a mysterious invitation to the dance auditions at Myths and Legends she not only gets a shot at her dream job, she also meets a tall, dark, devastatingly handsome stranger whose every touch consumes her with desire.
Donovan Drake is the charismatic owner of Myths and Legends known around the world as Dragon. His roguish good looks make him one of the most sought after bachelors alive, but only one woman can satisfy his carnal needs and the beast that shares his soul.
Manny Blue and Black Max
Mystery > Short Stories
Author: Rick Murcer
FBI profiler Manny Williams wasn’t always a seasoned veteran. In fact, he was lucky to make it to the Bureau. One August morning, eighteen years prior,while working as a rookie at the Lansing Police Department, he and his partner, Kyle Chavez, are assigned a routine B&E investigation. Manny soon learns there is no such thing as routine. The investigation quickly turns into a road trip to Hell with death riding shotgun. Enter Max, the huge black Lab. But will the dog be enough to make sure Manny and his partner make it home, ever?
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
The Sweet Hereafter
Genre Fiction > Movie Tie-Ins
Author: Russell Banks
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
In The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life’s most agonizing questions: when the worst thing happens, who do you blame?
Atom Egoyan’s Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter is a good movie, remarkably faithful to the spirit of Russell Banks’s novel of the same name, but Banks’s book is twice as good. With the cool logic of accreting snowflakes, his prose builds a world–a small U.S. town near Canada–and peoples it with four vivid, sensitive souls linked by a school-bus tragedy: the bus driver; the widowed Vietnam vet who was driving behind the bus, waving at his kids, when it went off the road; the perpetually peeved negligence lawyer who tries to shape the victims’ heartaches into a winning case; and the beauty-queen cheerleader crippled by the crash, whose testimony will determine everyone’s fate.We experience the story from inside the heads of the four characters in turn–each knowing things the others don’t, each misunderstanding the facts in his or her own way. The method resembles Faulkner’sThe Sound and the Fury and Gilbert Sorrentino’s stunning Aberration of Starlight, but Banks’s achievement is most comparable to John Updike’s tales of ordinary small-towners preternaturally gifted with slangy eloquence, psychological insights, and alertness to life’s tiniest details.
Beauty for Ashes (A Hickory Ridge Romance)
Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Dorothy Love
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.
After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, but Carrie has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn’t quite ready to set a wedding date with Nate Chastain.
Griff Rutledge is a former member of Charleston society, but has been estranged from his family for years. He’s determined to remain unattached, never settling in one place for too long. But when asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay awhile.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Alan Ryker
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
A new breed…a new evil…
Hidden deep beneath its landfill lair of trash and filth, a strange new organism has come to life. When an accidental fire drives it out, the mysterious creature escapes across the drought-blasted Kansas prairie and finds the home of elderly hoarder Anna Grish. In desperate need of shelter, it burrows in, concealed amidst the squalor and mess.
When Adult Protective Services force Anna to vacate her junk-riddled home, she moves in with her son and his family. But there is something wrong with Anna, something more than her declining mental condition and severe hoarding disorder. Something sinister has taken hold of her, and it’s not only getting stronger, it’s spreading.
Amidst the wide-open Kansas plains, with endless blue sky above and flat, open vista stretching from one horizon to the next, there is nowhere to hide from…THE HOARD.
What A Bride Wants (Montana Born Brides)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Kelly Hunter
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
What a bride wants…Ella Grace Emerson adores her father, but he keeps trying to marry her off to every eligible rancher in Montana. When he puts an ad in the paper on her behalf – for a docile house-husband – Ella retaliates with one of her own, pinned to the noticeboard of the local saloon. No husband required, housebroken or otherwise. What she wants is the perfect lover.
What a bride needs…Newcomer Cam Sawyer is perfectly willing to tear up the sheets with Ella and be her partner in chaos. She wants a bad boy and he’s had experience aplenty. But what she really needs is a strong and loving partner, and until Sawyer stops running from his past he can never be that.
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Motivation & Self-Improvement
Author: Ryan Holiday
Regularly $9.99, Today $3.99
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus Aurelius
We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.
These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations.
This book reveals that formula for the first time—and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage.
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