USA Today bestselling author Cindi Madsen tops today’s Buffet with the e-book exclusive Falling For Her Fiance, a romantic comedy which RT Book Reviews named “a top pick.”
“The characters are well developed and the hero’s family dynamics are delightfully portrayed in this charming friends-to-lovers romance,” the review said.
Cindi lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. She’s the author of the adult romances Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed. She’s also written the Young Adult books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun.
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Falling For Her Fiance (Accidentally in Love)
Author: Cindi Madsen
Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed.
Adrenaline-junkie Wes can prove to both his ex and his family that he’s well and truly moved on, and serious-minded Dani can prove to her boss that she’s worthy of the promotion he seems to only want to give to a family-oriented employee. But amid the fake swoons, fake kisses, and forced proximity, neither expects the very real feelings that develop.
There’s nothing more dangerous than falling for your best friend…but what if the landing is worth the fall?
Give Me Love
Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Kate McCarthy
Evie Jamieson, a former wild child, is not only a headstrong, smart-mouthed trouble magnet, she is also a lead singer with a plan. That plan involves uprooting her band, including her two best friends guitarist Henry and band manager Mac, to Sydney to kick off their dreams of hitting the big time.
Jared Valentine is the older brother of Evie’s best friend Mac and also the man determined to make Evie his. They strike up a long distance friendship which suits Evie because she’s determined to avoid the distraction of love, not only because it doesn’t fit in with her plan, but because twice in the past it has left her for dead. Moving to Sydney, however, has put her directly in Jared’s path and he has decided it’s the perfect opportunity to make his play.
Unfortunately Jared, co-owner in a business that ‘consults’ in dangerous hostage and kidnapping situations, makes an enemy who’s determined to enact revenge.
The Other Daughter
Author: Miralee Ferrell
Susanne Carson’s well-ordered family life is thrown into devastating chaos when Brianna, a young teen, appears on her doorstep, claiming to be the daughter of Susanne’s husband, David. The revelation of David’s apparent betrayal adds strain to an already fragile marriage. Will this shocking discovery drive the family apart, or will it draw them closer to God?
Blade Song (Colbana Files Book 1)
Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: J.C. Daniels
Kit Colbana–half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades–has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters–especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails–she’s dead.If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…
It’s A God Thing: When Miracles Happen to Everyday People
Christian Living > Inspirational
Author: Don Jacobson
Some things in life have no earthly explanation.
Miracles are not reserved for the characters in the Old and New Testaments; they happen to everyday people. Series creators Don Jacobson and K-LOVE Radio have joined together to produce one of the most remarkable collections of modern-day miracles ever compiled. From angel appearances in hospital rooms to a mother saved from a would-be assailant in Hyde Park, from a young autistic girl becoming a beautiful ballerina overnight to a young backpacker who walked away from a terrorist attack, It’s a God Thing presents some of the most amazing stories of God’s hand on our lives.
Be motivated as never before to look for and witness the incredible ways that God is interacting in your life and the lives of those around you.
Team: Six Secrets of Powerful Teams , A practical guide
Management & Leadership > Teams
Author: Michael Nir
This amazing practical book will help you uncover the magic of powerful teams. Creating a strong bond between team members can be elusive, whether in small or large endeavors, at work or in your personal life. But in Effective teams: Six Secrets of Powerful Teams, team management expert Michael Nir will strip away the mystery and teach you concrete methods that make team management easier for you and more rewarding for everyone concerned.
Effective teams: Six Secrets of Powerful Teams explores:
*Specific behaviors that are found in teams and advice about how to handle them as they occur – not later when they have already produced problems
*Two core team scenarios that will help you understand your particular team’s dynamics
* Valuable proven team management guidelines and practical tips for how to implement them
*Simple Gestalt psychological concepts and their practical application in teams
*Powerful yet fundamental Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) concepts and their relevance to team interactions
Vengeance is Mine – A Benjamin Tucker Mystery
Crime Fiction > Vigilante Justice
Author: Harry James Krebs
Driven by a traumatic, violent event in his teenage years, Benjamin Tucker, a true crime author and amateur detective, is obsessed with solving crimes near his home turf of Holly Springs, North Carolina. When a series of decapitated female victims is found in neighboring communities, he is helplessly drawn in to the investigation. The hunt for the killer becomes personal and Tucker isn’t sure if he’s become the killer’s idol or his next victim.
Cached Out (Cliff Knowles Mysteries Book 2)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Russell Atkinson
Newly retired from the FBI and alone after the tragic death of his wife, Cliff Knowles takes up geocaching. While looking for a cache in the mountains he comes across a human skeleton and reports it to the sheriff’s office. Then a second body is found – a fresh corpse this time – right after Cliff found another geocache nearby. When it turns out the first remains are those of a fugitive he was supposed to arrest years earlier, he becomes a suspect in a multiple homicide investigation. He has no choice but to use his sleuthing skills to identify the mysterious cache owner, known only as Enigmal, and free himself from suspicion.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Fantasy > Contemporary
Author: Neil Gaiman
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinarylife, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
Neverwhere‘s protagonist, Richard Mayhew, learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished. He ceases to exist in the ordinary world of London Above, and joins a quest through the dark and dangerous London Below, a shadow city of lost and forgotten people, places, and times. His companions are Door, who is trying to find out who hired the assassins who murdered her family and why; the Marquis of Carabas, a trickster who trades services for very big favors; and Hunter, a mysterious lady who guards bodies and hunts only the biggest game.
Embrace the Night
Suspense > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Amanda Ashley
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
A creature doomed to wander the earth in eternal darkness, he searches the ages for someone to share the endless night of his existence, for that one woman who will recognize the man within the monster.
The Year of the Jackpot (The Galaxy Project Book 20)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Robert Heinlein
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
This novelette appeared in the March 1952 issue of GALAXY and is the only work which Heinlein wrote specifically for Horace Gold, the editor of GALAXY magazine. (Heinlein’s novel THE PUPPET MASTERS had been serialized in the September through November 1951 issues of GALAXY but Gold had merely acquired serial rights to a contract novel which had been written for Scribner’s.)
Heinlein never again appeared in Gold’s GALAXY. This novelette, set in a near-future only subtly different from the McCarthyite and politically menacing present deals with social deterioration, cultural breakdown in a careful, documentary style which becomes terrifying. His romantically-linked leads are emotionally affecting but never sentimentalized, the background of chaos in which they enact their tragic, drowning love, is sparingly but furiously painted.
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
Author: John Wooden
Regularly $19.95, Today $1.99
Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.
These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.
Brilliance (The Brilliance Saga, Book One)
Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Marcus Sakey
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.00
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.
From Marcus Sakey, “a modern master of suspense” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.
… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks here on page 2