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headshot1Lynne Heitman tops today’s Buffet with her debut book, Hard Landing, the first installment in her “Alex Shanahan” series of thrillers. This book first appeared in hardcover in 2001, and debuted on the Kindle this month.

Lynne was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University where she completed her bachelors and masters degrees, both in business administration, and spent one season as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

After graduating, she went to work for a major airline in the finance department. Her career in the airline business spanned 14 years and included a variety of assignments in finance, operations, and human resources. Her last assignment was as the airline’s general manager at Boston’s Logan Airport, which became the setting for Hard Landing.

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Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Lynne Heitman

At one of the world’s busiest airports, the sky is about to fall…

As the new manager of the Majestic Airlines operation at Boston’s Logan International Airport, Alex Shanahan expects her fair share of turbulence—but not so much, so soon.

Logan Airport is in a state of chaos, with divided loyalties tearing it apart. And hanging over everyone’s heads is the mysterious suicide of Alex’s predecessor.

There are dark secrets at Logan—especially surrounding a fatal plane crash—that could bring down Majestic Airlines and destroy the careers of everyone involved. Secrets that have already claimed lives. And Alex is next.

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Lexi Ryan

“Sexy, twisty and utterly addictive, Lost in Me will consume you until the final page. Clear your schedule. An amazing read!” –NYT Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan

“A twisty, turny mind f**k of beautiful devastation and possibility.” –NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

Lost in Me is the first book in the Here and Now series, a spin-off of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Hope series. This sexy amnesia love triangle is intended for mature readers.

The last thing I remember is having drinks at Brady’s and trying to avoid eye-contact with my life-long crush—the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell. They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he gave me, and this much-thinner body I’ve dreamed of most of my life. Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems almost…perfect.

But the deeper I immerse myself into this new world of mine—planning a wedding to a man I don’t remember dating, attempting to run a business I don’t remember starting—the clearer it becomes that nothing is as it seems. Do I have the life I’ve always wanted or is it a facade propped up by secrets I don’t even know I have?

I need answers before I marry Max, and the only person who seems to have them is the angry, tatted, sexy-as-sin rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants me for himself.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Michael W. Layne
What would you be willing to do to make it through the night…in Whittier?
This is the first in the Trent Walker series and can be read as a standalone thriller.
While on vacation in Alaska, mentalist Trent Walker takes a day trip to Whittier, a small, isolated town considered strange even by Alaskan standards and rumored to be haunted. Trent has a great time, mingling with the locals and practicing some of his routines, but when he misses the last tunnel opening for the night, he finds himself trapped in Whittier with no place to stay.
To survive long enough to see the sunrise, Trent must unravel the true history of a townspeople who believe they are cursed to a secret existence of supernatural darkness.
Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Lilliana Anderson

During a routine meeting at a special needs school in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Mia is set to discuss the welfare of one of her students. It’s here that she’s introduced to Dr Cayd Donnelly, a man so devastatingly attractive that she almost forgot to say no when he asked her out – despite her loyalty to her long term boyfriend, Eric.

Shortly after, the usually predictable Mia becomes anything but. The change in her behaviour delights Eric, but concerns her best friend Louise when she stops signing while they talk.

After a month of worry and frustration, Mia finally seeks help. Help that comes in the form of an incredibly hard to resist doctor – Cayd.

From there, she discovers just how entwined her life and her heart is with those of others while she navigates a path of passion, treachery, and loss.

Things will never be the same for Mia again…

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: RP Dahlke

Running her dad’s Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California she’s hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her trophy red ‘58 Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask why a widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, was found strapped in the driver’s seat. Reeling from an interrogation with local homicide, Lalla is determined to extricate herself as a suspect in this strange murder case. Unfortunately, drug running pilots, a cross-dressing convict, a crazy Chihuahua, and the dead woman’s hunky nephew throw enough road blocks to keep Lalla neck deep in an investigation that links her family to a twenty-year old murder only she can solve.

Wise-cracking detectives–from the rank amateurs who somehow stumble into the practice of investigating, to the licensed professionals with their fancy gizmos and snazzy Yellow Pages listings–are a dime a dozen in mystery novels… but a wise-cracking, ex-fashion-model, crop-dusting sleuth? That puts a quirky new spin on the genre, in R.P. Dahlke’s peppy debut, A Dead Red Cadillac. A Dead Red Cadillac may be Dahlke’s first published work, but it doesn’t read that way; the author is assured in her storytelling, crafting a witty, breezy, and thoroughly-entertaining lark peppered with interesting characters in a unique setting… and even tossing in some (much-appreciated) surprising twists along the way.
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Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Jacelyn Rye

Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.

For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.

Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.

Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Paul Harry

After saving the Princess of Melela from certain death at the hands of the alien-hybrid Relcor and getting her off planet, Captain Rez Cantor is in a quandary. Instead of reaching a safe haven as planned, the unthinkable happens and the results leave him injured and alone on an alien moon with no recollection of how he got there. To make matters worse his life is in danger, for floating just over his head is strange alien cloud—a vaporous form eagerly trying to devour him.

 Welcome to the 5 moons of Tiiana—five moons unlike any other in the galaxy.
5 Moons is an epic first person narrative following Rez as he searches for the answers to the mysteries surrounding Tiiana, the blood-red gas giant and her five orbiting moons. But first, he will need to survive and adapt. Second, locate the princess. And third, save the races of Tiiana from annihilation.
Biographies & Memoirs > Personal Transformation
Author: JohnA Passaro

In every loss there is a lesson that you need to learn, and one by one when you learn the lessons they will all come together to make you a man.

The reward that you seek, may not be the reward that you receive…

Twenty-six years ago, JohnA’s goal and mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship.

He committed himself to a lifestyle, made the sacrifices, put in the time, starved himself and even shaved his head; he had the hunger, the desire and the determination.

But he came up short.

For many years, after JohnA graduated it seemed like he got nothing out of his six years of total dedication to the sport.

That the trade off of what he gave and what he got in return to the sport of wrestling was way out of whack.

To put every ounce of ones soul into achieving something and to get nothing out of it in return was beyond his comprehension and he just could not justify it in his head.

He hated wrestling for it.

Until he had adversity in his life.

And slowly but surely, JohnA started to realize how much the sport of wrestling actually gave back to him.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Author: Marshall Goldsmith

“What was the thought process behind the best life decision you have ever made?” This is the central question answered in “Destiny Defining Decisions” which explores the keys to happiness, inspirational living and business success. It offers new and established entrepreneurs and self-improvement enthusiasts the opportunity to receive inspirational and practical guidance from 11 best-selling business experts.

Discover the 7 key skills of success, 10 guidelines for entrepreneurial and life happiness and a simple 5 phase step by step business plan to start-up or enhance your passions based small business immediately.

The list of guests include experts who run multi-million dollar companies, who publish New York Times Bestselling books (with some individual titles having sold more than 1 million copies on their own) and who have a combined net worth of over $300 million.

Primary author, interviewer and creator of additional strategies is Entrepreneurial Psychologist and Happiness Expert, Aleks George Srbinoski.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Classics > American
Author: William Styron
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
Winner of the 1980 National Book Award, Sophie’s Choice is William Styron’s classic novel of love, survival, and regret, set in Brooklyn in the wake of the Second World War. The novel centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever.
Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, Sophie’s Choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama. The result is Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.
This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.
Romance > Paranormal
Author: Molly Harper
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stone’s throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valley’s pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg. Maggie just can’t seem to convince Nick to leave . . . and even worse, she can’t convince herself to stay away from him. 

Cross-species dating is problem enough for a harried alpha female, but on top of that, a rival group of werewolves is trying to move into the valley. With interpack war threatening, Maggie can’t afford to be distracted. Combining romance and a career can be tough for anyone; for a werewolf in love with a human, it may be disastrous. . . .

Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Paul Antony Jones
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

First comes the red rain: a strange, scarlet downpour from a cloudless sky that spreads across cities, nations, and the entire globe. In a matter of panicked hours, every living thing on earth succumbs to swift, bloody death. Yet Emily Baxter, a young newspaper reporter, is mysteriously spared—and now she’s all alone.

But watching the happy life she built for herself in New York City slip away in the wake of a monstrous, inexplicable plague is just the beginning of Emily’s waking nightmare. The world isn’t ending; it’s only changing. And the race that once ruled the earth has now become raw material for use by a new form of life never before seen…on this planet.

With only wits, weapons, and a bicycle, Emily must undertake a grueling journey across a country that’s turning increasingly alien. For though she fears she’s been left to inherit the earth, the truth is far more terrifying than a lifetime of solitude.

Business & Money > Management & Leadership
Author: John Antal
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99

Moments define us: moments of adversity reveal character; moments of challenge disclose courage or cowardice; moments of action uncover decision or irresolution; and defining moments reveal leadership.

This book is about seven defining leadership moments from the American Revolution. 7 Leadership Lessons is not a complete study of the American Revolution; readers will have to go elsewhere for such a chronicle. Rather it is the story of seven leadership moments that helped to win liberty during the struggle for Independence. On these pages you learn about real people facing real challenges and overcoming what reasonable observers believed were insurmountable odds. These leaders, thankfully, wereunreasonable for the cause of liberty.

This work is a guide to learning about the leadership that created a revolution, opposed Great Britain, the greatest power of its age, and created the freest society on earth. In these pages you are able to study the leadership of a select few who changed the course of human events and helped bring about the birth of an exceptional nation. This is a compact collection of stories that retell some of the most dramatic events in the founding of the United States. These stories—for leadership is best learned by storytelling, rather than through lectures on process, style, or technique—offer you insights into the meaning of leadership and liberty that can change your life.

Diets > Weight Loss
Author: Joel Fuhrman M.D.
Regularly $12.99, Today $3.99

In this completely revised and abridged video-book edition of Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s revolutionary Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly and keeping it off.

The key to this wildly successful diet is the groundbreaking idea of nutrient density, as expressed by the simple formula: Health = Nutrients/Calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories is high, fat melts away, and health is restored. Losing 20 POUNDS in 2-3 WEEKS is just the beginning.

This video book offers even more insight from Dr. Fuhrman complete with 13 videos in which he works with patients on losing weight and improving their lives by reversing disease and adopting healthier eating habits.

This video-enhanced edition of Eat to Live will let you live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your health dramatically. Chapters include:

  • Breaking Free of Food Addiction
  • Sculpting Our Future in the Kitchen
  • Your Plan for Substantial Weight Reduction
  • Nutritional Wisdom Makes You Thin

… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks here on page 2

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