Cathy Marie Hake tops today’s Buffet with her 2006 inspirational novel Letter Perfect, a laugh-out-loud historical mystery set in 1859 Northern California.
Cathy is a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over 20 novels, she lives with her husband and two children in Anaheim, California. She met her sweetheart in the High School department at church and married him after finishing nursing school.
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Letter Perfect ( Book #1)
Inspirational Fiction > Historical > Mystery
Author: Cathy Marie Hake
Ruth Caldwell has always tried to live up to her mother’s expectations of what a lady should be…often with less-than-impressive results. But when she’s forced to journey west to meet the father she’s never seen, Ruth hopes that this might be the place she’ll finally fit in.
But her arrival brings about more mayhem than even Ruth is used to. She soon meets Josh McCain, the son of her father’s business partner, but discovers some startling news: Her father passed away years ago. And though Josh urges Ruth to claim her inheritance, he grows suspicious of something more sinister at hand when her “accidents” seem to go beyond Ruth’s normal bumbling ways and leave her very life in danger.
All Roads Lead Home (Bellingwood Book 1)
Mystery > Cozy
Author: Diane Greenwood Muir
Polly Giller returned to Iowa from Boston to start a new life, not that her old one was all that bad. With her inheritance, she purchased an old school building in Bellingwood and is in the middle of renovating it when the bones of two bodies are pulled out of a ceiling.
The whole town knows who those bones belong to, but when she also finds crates and crates of items from the sixties through the early nineties in the old root cellar, they wonder if the two things are connected.
A welcoming committee shows up at Polly’s front door and these women soon become her fast friends. Fortunately, the leader of the group is married to the Sheriff and he is there to make sure mysteries are solved and everyone stays safe, but when Polly’s old boyfriend from Boston shows up, that becomes a little more difficult.
Storm (Storm MC Book 1)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Nina Levine
Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn’t shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety; the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.
Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn’t know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again.
Rules of Lying (Jane Dough Series Book 1)
Mystery > Humor
Author: Stephie Smith
A former best-selling romance writer tries to pick up the pieces of her life after getting her heart stomped on by her lying, cheating boyfriend, and returns to her hometown in Florida where she contends with family, reporters, hurricanes, wildlife, a hunky Texan cowboy and a drop-dead gorgeous doctor … and murder.
LZR-1143: Infection (Book One of the LZR-1143 Series)
He used to be someone. He used to be in pictures.
Until he was convicted of murdering his wife and condemned to a life sentence in a psychiatric prison, Mike McKnight was a movie star. A real, live action hero. But the mysterious circumstances surrounding his beloved wife’s death pointed a damning finger at just one person: him. He was tried by a world that hated him. He was convicted by a jury who never doubted his guilt. He was discarded and forgotten, locked away by a society that moved on.
At least until the zombies showed up.
From a drugged stupor, he emerges into a world that has crumbled and where mankind is on the verge of elimination. He is suddenly thrust into a nightmare of epic proportions when the dead rise as a brutal and terrifying plague on the world of the living. In a landscape littered with post-apocalyptic terrors, Mike and a handful of survivors battle humans and zombies alike, fleeing headlong through danger and despair.
Fiction > African American > Urban
Author: Jade Jones
Cameron is a young, sexy hustler who’s always used her book and street smarts to survive. A full-time student at Cleveland State University, she’s destined to take the path leading to success–even if means twirling around a pole every night just to make ends meet.
Although, dancing wasn’t Cameron’s ideal career, she’s more than willing to deal with the drama and chaos that comes with the territory. However, what she isn’t prepared for is dealing with the sticky situations her loud mouthed best friend constantly puts her in. Not only that, but Cameron somehow has to find a way to juggle work, school, and her overly controlling boyfriend, Silk. Ten years her senior, he too serves as a legend in the world of adult entertainment. Yet that fame also came with its share of groupies, infidelities, and unwanted attention. If dealing with a sheisty friend and overzealous boyfriend aren’t enough, things really heat up when Jude Patterson comes into the picture.
The Tesla Secret (The Project Book 5)
Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Alex Lukeman
Lost plans for a terrifying weapon designed by Nikola Tesla fall into the hands of a centuries-old conspiracy bent on world domination. Powerful men will stop at nothing to use the weapon to achieve their goal, even at the risk of nuclear war.
Director Elizabeth Harker runs the Project, the secret hand of the US President. Nick Carter heads up the Project team in the field. Selena Connor is his teammate and lover. Together they pursue a twisted trail of clues that tests their relationship to the breaking point.
From the cobbled streets of Prague to the jungles of Mexico, from the ancient countryside of Tuscany to the barren plains of Central Russia, the story moves with relentless pace toward a final, explosive confrontation that will determine the future of humanity.
The Wishing Well Curse (Spirit of Destiny Book 1)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Lynn Donovan
Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job…
When a mysterious letter comes from a law firm in Colorado, he decides things just might be looking up. Now he stands to inherit a fortune, but it comes with a price. He must break a family curse and restore true love. What does he know about breaking a curse? And who is this Great Uncle Luther Clayton, who claims Zeke is the one? Can he piece together the clues left by his dearly departed?
Who can he trust? The Apache Indian attorney? Her great nephew? The leather-clad, Harley riding Pastor? Least of all, himself? What about the Ghosts?
…And why does his three-year-old tattoo bleed every time he gets near the wishing well?
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
She Can Hide (She Can Series)
Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Melinda Leigh
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
From the moment Officer Ethan Hale pulls Abby Foster from icy waters, he senses there’s more to her than meets the eye. Abby has no memory of the accident that submerged her car in the frozen river. Three years ago, Abby was kidnapped and abandoned in a well for a week. The botched police investigation nearly killed her. Abby had moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania for a fresh start, but when it becomes clear that this car crash wasn’t an accident, she knows the violence from her past has caught up with her.
But Abby’s former assailant was convicted and imprisoned, so who else wants her dead?
Ethan uncovers a fresh string of murders tied to Abby’s past. Someone is trying to kill her, and this time the stalker seems determined to finish the task. As the killer grows bolder, Abby begins to trust Ethan enough to share the truth, her heart, and her life. But to stop the murders, Ethan must make a decision that could jeopardize it all.
A Suitor for Jenny (A Rocky Creek Romance Book 2)
Romance > Western & Frontier
Author: Margaret Brownley
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Jenny Higgins is certain falling in love and finding a husband are matters of the mind. Her heart has other plans.
After their parents died, Jenny felt responsible for seeing that her two younger sisters were well taken-care of. Tipped off by an article naming Rocky Creek the town with the highest number of eligible bachelors, Jenny rolled into this Texas town with a clear objective: find suitable husbands for her two sister and then start fresh somewhere far, far away.
Jenny believe that women who fall in love at first sight often wish they’d taken a second look, so she diligently begins to follow all the rules set forth in her handy manual on how to land a husband.
But while Jenny is interviewing the less-than-promising candidates, her sisters are falling in love the old-fashioned way–with men of their choosing. And the longer Jenny stays, the more her sense of control slips away. The town isn’t living up to her expectations, her sisters are rebelling against her practical choices, and soon her own heart starts to betray her, as US Marshall Rhett Armstrong stirs emotions in her that weren’t part of her plan.
Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 1
Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: Tom Taylor
Regularly $19.99, Today $2.99
From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes the critically acclaimed prequel comic to the smash hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us!
Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves the most. Now unwilling to let crime go unpunished, the heroes of our world must choose if they are with Superman or against him. But not every country will submit to his new world order and neither will Superman’s greatest threat—Batman!
Arnie and Jack: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf’s Greatest Rivalry
Biographies & Memoirs > Sports History
Author: Ian O’Connor
Regularly $14.95, Today $1.99
Surprisingly, one of sport’s most contentious, complex, and defining clashes played out not in the boxing ring or at the line of scrimmage but on the genteel green fairways of the world’s finest golf courses. Arnie and Jack. Palmer and Nicklaus. Their fifty-year duel, in both the clubhouse and the boardroom, propelled each to the status of American icon and pushed modern golf to the heights and popularity it enjoys today.
Arnie was the cowboy, with rugged good looks, Popeye-like forearms, a flailing swing, and charm enough to win fans worldwide. Jack was scientific, precise, conservative, aloof, even fat and awkward. Ultimately, Nicklaus got the better of Palmer on the course, beating him in major victories 18-7. But Palmer bested Nicklaus almost everywhere else, especially in the hearts of the public and in endorsement dollars. By the end of this page-turning narrative, we see that each man wanted what the other had: Arnold wanted the trophies. Jack wanted the love.
In the tradition of John Feinstein and Mark Frost, Ian O’Connor has written a compelling account of one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.
STUDS AND STILETTOS
Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Bev Pettersen
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
She craves the bright lights. He shuns them.
Emily Murphy isn’t afraid to swap her fancy wardrobe for a worn pair of barn boots. Working on the set of a Kentucky movie might be just the ticket to landing a real acting job and proving to her sister she can accomplish something worthwhile.
Dan Barrett knows a lot about hard work and even more about horses. And while he’s drawn by Emily’s beauty and pluck, he wants a stay-at-home ranch girl. But fighting their attraction is difficult, and soon they both realize that what they thought they wanted isn’t what they really need.
Unfortunately, Dan isn’t the only person watching Emily. And the other one is a ruthless killer determined to keep a tragic secret buried.
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