Michelle Stimpson is the national bestselling, award-winning author of more than 20 books and 50 short stories. She tops today’s Buffet with Stepping Down, a fast-paced, hard-hitting novel that addresses the ageless question: How can a man run the church if he can’t run his own household? As the granddaughter of a pastor and the great-granddaughter of a bishop, Michelle explores a conflict many spiritual leaders still encounter today.

A former public school teacher, Michelle takes joy in teaching others through a good story. She and her husband are the thankful parents of two wonderful adult children. They also have one crazy dog (Mi-Mi) who loves to watch televangelists.

When not writing or spending time with family, Michelle enjoys teaching classes to youth and adults at the University of Texas at Arlington. She also facilitates courses at her home church.

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Stepping Down

Fiction > African American > Women’s Fiction
Author: Michelle Stimpson
Stepping Down

Mark has been pastoring New Vision church for six years now, and all his hard work is about to pay off as the church approaches mega-church status. But while Mark has been busy building the church, his own household has been crumbling to pieces. After ignoring divine guidance, Mark finds himself caught up in the appearance of a scandal that threatens to tear the church apart. And his wife’s secrets only add insult to near-fatal injury.

Sharla would have done just about anything to be a mother…and, actually, she did. She was willing to pay the price for her mistakes, but she never dreamed someone else might have to suffer instead. How close can she come to confessing her past without jeopardizing her future?

Demon’s Bluff – A World War II Espionage Thriller

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Chuck Driskell
Demon's Bluff - A World War II Espionage Thriller

In World War II Panama, Rollie Donahue, an agent with the U.S. War Department, is thrust into a desperate chase surrounding the world’s deadliest secret…the atomic bomb.  Against the steamy Panamanian backdrop, Rollie clashes with a ruthless adversary while negotiating a shadowy assemblage of spies, double agents, and alluring personalities.  In a classic race against time, Rollie scrambles to prevent the secret from falling into enemy hands while trying desperately to discern friend from foe.  The world, and his life, hangs in the balance.

An action thriller rich in espionage, intrigue and romance, DEMON’S BLUFF rides a cracking plot all the way to an explosive climax.

From Manhattan with Love: A Short Novel (Book Three in the Fifth Avenue Series)

Romantic Suspense > Technothrillers
Author: Christopher Smith
From Manhattan with Love: A Short Novel (Book Three in the Fifth Avenue Series)

Note: “From Manhattan with Love” can easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone 35,000-word novella.

 

An outcast billionaire’s daughter is caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. An international assassin questions her sanity when she falls in love with the very assassin she’s charged to assassinate. What happens when each collide? Chaos. Murder. Love. Revenge.

And redemption.

In this taut, 35,000-word novella, which is a prequel to the upcoming third novel in the Fifth Avenue series, “Park Avenue,” both women come together for the first time in an explosive story that threatens each of their lives, particularly when one woman breaks her own rules and dares to fall in love.

Deceptive Cadence: The Virtuosic Spy – Book One

International Mystery & Crime
Author: Kathryn Guare
Deceptive Cadence: The Virtuosic Spy - Book One (Suspense/Adventure)

 

Meet Conor McBride. He’s even more interesting than the trouble he gets into. A talented Irish musician reluctantly reinvents himself, disappearing into an undercover identity to search for the man who ruined his career: his own brother.

On a journey from the west of Ireland to the tumultuous city of Mumbai, Conor McBride’s only goal is to redeem the brother who betrayed him. But he’s becoming a virtuoso of a different kind in a dangerous game where the rules keep changing—and where the allies he trusted to help him may be the people he should fear the most.

Chasing the Star Garden (The Airship Racing Chronicles)

Science Fiction > Steampunk
Author: Melanie Karsak
Chasing the Star Garden (The Airship Racing Chronicles)

Melanie Karsak’s Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a steampunk romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.

It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium.

Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.

Ultimate Guide To Soap Making

Crafts & Hobbies > Soap Making
Author: Amanda McCarthy
Ultimate Guide To Soap Making

Are you interested in learning more about soap making? Are you interested in making your own soap or starting your own soap making business, this A-Z guide will show you what you need to do, the resources you will need, and how to be successful in soap making.

How to Grow Beans and Peas: Organic Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, and Heirloom Dry Beans and Peas

Gardening & Horticulture
Author: R.J. Ruppenthal
How to Grow Beans and Peas: Planting and Growing Organic Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, and Heirloom Dry Beans and Peas

Beans, peas, and other edible legumes are important foods for people all around the world, providing an affordable, abundant, and nutritionally dense source of protein. Dry beans and peas can be stored for many months past the harvest and cooked into a delicious and filling main dish, earning them the nickname “vegetarian meat”. Green beans, Snow Peas, and Sugar Snap Peas, the immature pods of the bean and pea plants, can be eaten raw or cooked as tasty and nutritious green vegetables.

However you like to eat beans and peas, they are very simple to grow in an organic garden. This short book will walk you through the process of how to grow beans and peas. You will learn the differences between pole beans and bush beans, how to choose the right bean varieties for your climate and region, and how to obtain the freshest organic bean and pea seeds. You will learn how to plant beans and care for the plants, including proper soil and fertilization, watering, combating diseases and pests, and trellising of pole beans. Finally, we will discuss how to harvest your beans and store them properly.

The Trouble With Dating a Movie Star

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Z.N. Willett
The Trouble With Dating a Movie Star: Book One in the Red Carpet Series

A.P. Moore’s provocative romance throws her onto the Best Sellers list, but Alexandria’s life was far from the steamy pages of her romance.

Andrew Hughes, the most desired man in Hollywood was at the height of his career. Nothing could be better, until a chance meeting with Alexandria Moore that went horribly wrong. The man who had everything soon realized what Hollywood couldn’t give him.

Or could it?

An invitation that leads to a premier, offers a second chance, and a Hollywood romance straight out of the pages of a magazine. Yet, this story will not be filled with butterfly kisses and midnight strolls, but with tangled webs filled with lust, desire, jealousy and deceit.

It is Hollywood after all.

Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp Book #1)

Children’s eBooks > Religious Fiction > Christian
Author: Mary Ann Kinsinger, Suzanne Woods Fisher
Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp Book #1)

For a child, every day is a thing of wonder. And for six-year-old Lily Lapp, every day is a new opportunity for blessings, laughter, family, and a touch of mischief. As she explores her world, goes to school, spends time with her family, and gets into a bit of trouble with her friends, Lily learns what it means to be Amish and what it means to grow up. From getting a new teacher to welcoming a new sibling, Lily’s life is always full of adventure.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Three Plays: Our Town, The Matchmaker and The Skin of Our Teeth

Literature & Fiction > Drama & Plays
Author: Thornton Wilder
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Three Plays: Our Town, The Matchmaker and The Skin of Our Teeth (Perennial Classics)

Three of the greatest plays in American literature collected in one volume

This important new omnibus edition features an illuminating foreword by playwright John Guare and an extensive afterword for each play drawing on unpublished letters and other unique documentary material prepared by Tappan Wilder.

Our Town—Wilder’s timeless 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning look at love, death, and destiny is celebrated around the world and performed at least once each day in the United States.

The Skin of our Teeth—Wilder’s 1942 romp about human follies and human endurance starring the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1943.

The Matchmaker—Wilder’s brilliant 1954 farce about money and love starring that irrepressible busybody Dolly Gallagher Levi. This play inspired the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!.

The Immortal Collection (A Saga of the Ancient Family)

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Eva García Sáenz
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
The Immortal Collection (A Saga of the Ancient Family)

When Adriana, a brilliant young archaeologist, accepts a position at the Museum of Archaeology in her hometown of Santander, Spain, she never imagines that her new boss has lived through the history she can only study.

Iago, the charismatic technical director of the museum, is more than ten thousand years old but appears to be only thirty-five. Iago and his family are longevos—people who never seem to age after reaching adulthood. The ancient family is divided: Iago’s brother and sister seek the source of their longevity in hopes of creating more like themselves, while Iago and his father fear the repercussions of the true Fountain of Youth.

A dangerous game of power and knowledge that has played out over eons becomes even more complicated when Adriana attracts both brothers’ attention—and learns their secret.

Filled with science, history, and passion, The Immortal Collection transports the reader through time and space, from the days of cavemen, through the Roaring Twenties, to the charming plazas of contemporary Spain. Ancient history meets cutting-edge research in this modern love story and sweeping historical saga.

The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women

Business Life > Personal Success
Author: Glynnis MacNicol, Rachel Sklar
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women

The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women.

Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades than working women. In this series, each woman explores the one key habit or lesson that has made the difference in forging her career and attaining professional success.

Whether it’s CNN personality Sally Kohn’s exploration of emotional correctness or What Not To Wear’s Stacy London on the wear and tear of our aspirational “Culture of Extraordinary”; why millennial Nisha Chittal won’t tell you her age and what Cindy Gallop learned about sex while dating men half hers; how lessons from waitressing led Jenna Wortham to The New York Times or how Paula Froelich perfected the art of the “controlled burn” to start over after the end of a dream career—these essays uncover the challenges and delights of chasing, and finding, success in work and life as a professional woman.

Raylan: A Novel

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Elmore Leonard
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Raylan: A Novel

With more than forty novels to his credit and still going strong, the legendary Elmore Leonard has well earned the title, “America’s greatest crime writer” (Newsweek). And U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (ProntoRiding the RapFire in the Hole) is one of Leonard’s most popular creations, thanks in part to the phenomenal success of the hit TV series “Justified.”

Leonard’s Raylan shines a spotlight once again on the dedicated, if somewhat trigger-happy lawman, this time in his familiar but not particularly cozy milieu of Harlan County, Kentucky, where the drug dealing Crowe brothers are branching out into the human body parts business. Suspenseful, darkly wry and riveting, and crackling with Leonard’s trademark electric dialogue, Raylan is prime Grand Master Leonard as you have always loved him and always will.

Still Missing

Psychological Thrillers
Author: Chevy Stevens
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Still Missing

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two year old realtor, had three goals—sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever- patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all. Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.

The truth doesn’t always set you free.

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