Terry Odell tops today’s Buffet with When Danger Calls, the first installment in her “Blackthorne” romantic thriller series.

Terry was born in Los Angeles and now make her home in Divide, Colorado. An avid reader as a youngster, she always wanted to “fix” stories so the characters did what she wanted, in books, television, and the movies. Once she began writing, she found this wasn’t always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write rapidly became a romance.

Terry’s published works also include the “Pine Hills Police” Series as well as the romantic suspense novel, What’s in a Name? and the “Mapleton Mystery” series. She has also published numerous short stories with The Wild Rose Press.

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When Danger Calls (Blackthorne, Inc.)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Romance
Author: Terry Odell

If someone asks single mother Frankie Castor to clear a room, she’ll smile and find a vacuum cleaner. Ryan Harper, on the other hand, uses a gun. Is it possible they can work together when their lives depend on it?

Frankie’s returned to her childhood home in Montana to help care for her mother. Her biggest worries are balancing the budget and the upkeep of an aging home. When she offers a man a ride home from the hospital, she never imagines she’ll end up having to choose between her daughter’s life and matters of national security that could cost the lives of millions.

Ryan returns to his family home to find a way to prove he didn’t leak vital information on a covert ops mission gone south. As he searches for the meaning of a file he’s kept hidden from the mission, he has no idea that international mercenaries have been searching for it—and him. When the mercenaries come after Ryan, he’s torn. Fighting for his country wars with fighting to rescue people he loves.

Set against a Montana mountain backdrop, When Danger Calls is a story filled with action, adventure, and romance, where the stakes keep getting higher and higher.

How (Not) to Kiss a Toad (Cindy Eller #1)

Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
Author: Elizabeth A Reeves
Cindy Eller is a witch with a gift for creating decadent desserts highlighting the exotic and spicy flavors of her native Southwest. However, life isn’t always sweet for this magical baker. All her life she’s been cursed– every man she’s ever kissed has turned into a toad. Love isn’t likely to come her way, she knows. If that weren’t a big enough problem, her ‘curse’ has come to the attention of the Council of Magic and she may never be able to use her powers. Enter the perfect man– handsome, sweet, and loves food just as much as Cindy does. It would seem to be a match made in Heaven, or is it? Cindy isn’t the only one keeping secrets. With toads, cupcakes, romance, magic and ice cream, life never has time to get dull!

Sports Psychology: Inside the Athlete’s Mind: for Athletes and Coaches

Applied Psychology > Sports
Author: Jonny Bell
No matter what sport you play, there are always problems with confidence and motivation that can get in the way of actually using all of the skills that you have been working to build through your entire life. That is where sports psychology comes in. With the help of this book, you will be able to:

      • Build confidence that helps you become unstoppable.
    • Visualize your way to success so that you know what to expect.

   

    • Set goals that will help you measure improvements and strive towards specific markers.

   

    • Learn how to help others to do the same.

    By combining simple techniques with a high quality understanding of psychology, you will have everything at your disposal to take your performance to the next level and find success that you never thought possible previously.

Runes: Book One (Runes Series 1)

Romance > Paranormal
Author: Ednah Walters
Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her. Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run. Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life

TIGHT APPS: 120 (Plus) MUST-HAVE Apps for the Kindle Fire

Computers & Technology
Author: Edward Jones
The detailed source for those must-have apps for your Kindle Fire! When it comes to recommendations for apps, whose advice can you trust? With tens of thousands of apps out there and more appearing on a daily basis, how do you choose what’s useful, as opposed to what may be a waste of your download time? With this book, you’ve come to the right place for the answer to that question. TIGHT APPS: 120 (Plus) MUST-HAVE Apps for the Kindle Fire is your guide to well over 120 of the top rated apps that you’ll find useful for your Kindle Fire.

Call Me Cat: Book 1 (The Call Me Cat Trilogy)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Karpov Kinrade
“Make me forget about everything except you.” Catelyn Travis is a good girl who gets good grades in law school, doesn’t date and never gets into trouble. But when a run of bad luck threatens to destroy everything she’s worked for, she’s forced to become Cat, phone sex goddess who fulfills the fantasies of her clients night after night. When she meets Ashton Davenport the Third, bad boy biker billionaire, she knows to stay away. But when he calls her alter ego, Cat, she has no choice but to fall for the sexy stranger. Now her life is spiraling out of control as she struggles to keep her two identities separate, but there’s one person who knows her secret. And he’ll stop at nothing to destroy her, just like he destroyed her parents.

This Can’t be Life

Fiction > African American > Urban
Author: Shakara Cannon
How do you keep living when your best friend is brutally murdered and the love of your life may be responsible? Simone, Stacey, and Talise are best friends navigating through life. During their journey, they brush shoulders with entertainment’s elite and experience great successes. Simone lives an extravagant lifestyle, which some may say has come to her easily. Non-trusting of men, she remains guarded to protect herself. Star NBA player, Deon Bradford – a good guy looking for a woman to love him for the man he is and not his notoriety – has her in his sights and is making every effort to gain her trust. However, Simone remains resistant, feeling she can do without a man’s love. That is until an unsuspecting man comes into her life and shows her what true love really is, but is he who he portrays himself to be or will Deon ultimately win her heart?
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Robert Crais
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Private Investigator Elvis Cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past. Cole’s fight to clear his name brings murder and corruption terrifyingly close to home. It’s fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide. But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women—one per year, for seven years. And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole’s world upside down. Three years earlier Lionel Byrd was brought to trial for the murder of a female prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced by the police inspired a prominent defense attorney to take Byrd’s case, and Elvis Cole was hired to investigate. It was Cole’s eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. Elvis was hailed as a hero. But the discovery of the death album in Byrd’s lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder.

The Berlin Stories

Classics > Short Stories
Author: Christopher Isherwood
Regularly $17.95, Today $1.99
A classic of 20th-century fiction, The Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret. First published in the 1930s, The Berlin Stories contains two astonishing related novels, The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin, which are recognized today as classics of modern fiction. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires—this is the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. The Berlin Stories is inhabited by a wealth ofcharacters: the unforgettable Sally Bowles, whose misadventures in the demimonde were popularized on the American stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am A Camera and Liza Minnelli in Cabaret; Mr. Norris, the improbable old debauchee mysteriously caught between the Nazis and the Communists; plump Fräulein Schroeder, who thinks an operation to reduce the scale of her Büste might relieve her heart palpitations; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers.

Ghouls Rush In (The Peyton Clark Series)

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: H.P. Mallory
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction. It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague. When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly—who is as charming as he is alive—the chill in the air could only suggest Drake’s jealousy from beyond the grave. But even though she’s definitely attracted to and interested in Ryan, Peyton also can’t get Drake out of her dreams, or her heart, as she begins to uncover the frightening truth behind his death a century ago…

The Raven Ring (The Lyra Novels)

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Patricia C. Wrede
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloom.

Three weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her belongings. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Though she makes it to Ciaron safely, getting home is another story.
Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. To make it home in one piece, she must unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.

The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service

True Accounts > Espionage
Author: Gordon Corera
Regularly $18.99, Today $1.99
From Berlin to the Congo, from Moscow to the back streets of London, these are the stories of the agents on the front lines of British intelligence. And the truth is often more remarkable than fiction. Gordon Corera provides a unique and unprecedented insight into this secret world and the reality that lies behind the fiction. He tells the story of how the secret service has changed since the end of the Second World War and, by focusing on the people and the relationships that lie at the heart of espionage, illustrates the danger, the drama, the intrigue, and the moral ambiguities that come with working for British intelligence.
From the defining period of the early Cold War through modern day, MI6 has undergone a dramatic transformation from a gung-ho, amateurish organisation to its modern, no less controversial, incarnation. And some of the individuals featured here, in turn, helped shape the course of those events. Corera draws on the first-hand accounts of those who have spied, lied, and in some cases nearly died in service of the state. They range from the spymasters to the agents they controlled to their sworn enemies. And the truth is often more remarkable than the fiction.

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