Gina Holmes tops today’s Buffet with Wings of Glass, a heartrending yet uplifting story of friendship and redemption. This Christian-themed novel was named one of the “Best Books of the Year” by Library Journal, as well as a finalist in Romantic Times’ Reviewer’s Choice Awards.

Gina is a practicing Registered Nurse, a wife and mom to two boys and stepmom to 3 daughters. She and her family make their home among the Blue Ridge Mountains in South-Western Virginia.

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Wings of Glass

Christian Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Friendship

Wings of Glass

On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. Though Trent Taylor seems like Prince Charming and offers an escape from her one-stop-sign town, Penny’s happily-ever-after lasts no longer than their breakneck courtship. Before the ink even dries on their marriage certificate, he hits her for the first time. It isn’t the last, yet the bruises that can’t be seen are the most painful of all.

When Trent is injured in a welding accident and his paycheck stops, he has no choice but to finally allow Penny to take a job cleaning houses. Here she meets two women from very different worlds who will teach her to live and laugh again, and lend her their backbones just long enough for her to find her own.

The Defendants (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Book 1)

Thrillers > Crime

The Defendants (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Book 1)

The Defendants takes you back to the night he carved his name in her breasts . . .

The guilty party is found murdered. Or was he guilty? Ermeline is arrested because she had motive and opportunity. She hires rookie attorney Thaddeus Murfee, who makes his debut defending his first murder case.

Ilene is a beautiful widow who loves horses. Ilene is introduced to Thaddeus one Saturday morning as he is caring for his own horse. She invites him to Christmas dinner. Soon Thaddeus finds himself in great need of her care and she rushes in to help.

Paralegal Christine Susmann, home from the war in Iraq, uses her military training to help Thaddeus put together the defense. Together they discover the dark forces behind the case and Christine teaches him how to arm himself and how to shoot—a skill he will need. The suspense mounts while alibis fall away and the killer’s plot is discovered.

Stolen Daisy: A Novel

Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping

Stolen Daisy: A Novel

Samantha Beckett doesn’t have the luxury of selfishness. What she has is a four-year-old sister no one knows exists.

Protecting Daisy from their mother’s wrath has always been Samantha’s responsibility. She knows how to deflect attention. She knows how to bear the brunt of the abuse. She thought she could keep her sister safe. Then Daisy disappeared.

The fate of this young girl rests in the proficient hands of Detective Brody, but even with a dream team of law officials on his side, time is quickly running out. The investigation is surrounded by secrets and deception, and the closer Brody gets to the truth, the more he understands what’s at stake…and it is almost more
than he can bear.

Ink, Red, Dead (A Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Book 3)

Mystery > Cozy

Ink, Red, Dead (A Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Book 3)

Newly revised and expanded! On a sweltering day, ace scrapbooker Kiki Lowenstein has to cancel a crafting party when she discovers Marla Lever, their hostess, nearly dead of the heat. Not only is Marla seriously “under the weather,” she’s also a hoarder, and her home is a house of horrors, complete with a corpse in the cooler. Meanwhile, Detective Chad Detweiler works a cold case that involves women disappearing all over St. Louis. The attraction between Kiki and Detweiler heats to a red-hot fever pitch, but will it boil over and leave both of them feeling burned?

Warned Off (The Eddie Malloy Series Book 1)

Romance > Mystery & Suspense

Warned Off (The Eddie Malloy Series Book 1)

From Champion Jockey at 22 to down-and-out at 27, Eddie Malloy is bitter and desolate, reduced to living in an ancient caravan working for a tyrannical horse dealer. Estranged from his family and the sport he loves, Eddie cannot forget or forgive the racing authorities for believing false allegations of horse doping against him which robbed him of his riding licence.

With another miserable Christmas looming, Eddie’s discovery of murder victim Danny Gordon in the racing capital of Newmarket offers him a perilous path to the resurrection of his career. He must balance that ultimate reward against the risk of becoming a victim of Gordon’s ruthless killers.

D-Boys

Fiction > War

D-Boys

The year is now. Islamist terrorists hack into America’s most sensitive defense networks, launch chemical weapons attacks on Western cities, and stage a raid on the vulnerable nuclear weapons storage facilities in Pakistan. They are using a massively-multiplayer online video game (or “virtual world”) as a platform for planning and rehearsing their attacks – forcing a squad of supremely elite Delta Force operators (reinforced by an info-security expert from the Department of Homeland Security) to go insidethe game to fight them.

But the fight only begins there. Get ready for breath-stealing action in every known battlespace – clockwork urban safehouse takedowns, combat helicopter assaults, brutal ambushes in the trackless mountains, waterborne SEAL team ops, precision close-quarters battle sequences, and CheyTac Intervention sniper rifle systems that can kill you from a mile and a half away.

Even Zombie Killers Get The Blues (Zombie Killer Blues Book 1)

Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic

Even Zombie Killers Get The Blues (Zombie Killer Blues Book 1)

Sometime in the near future, a few years after the Zombie Apocalypse has devastated the world, a small group of soldiers (sort of) is covering the United States Army’s advance back into Upstate New York and the Hudson River Valley…

A realistic look at how the US Army might fight the Zombie Apocalypse and its aftermath.

Make sure you pick up Volume II and III, Even Zombie Killers Need a Break and Even Zombie Killers Can Die.

The Humanity of Justice

True Accounts > Murder & Mayhem

The Humanity of Justice

Against the backdrop of his most haunting, high-profile murder and child abuse cases, a veteran prosecutor goes beyond an insider’s reflection to shine a light on the humanlike qualities personified in the U.S. criminal justice system and what this means for our future.

The Humanity of Justice is a procedural true-crime book told through the eyes and heart of a veteran criminal prosecutor who cares about the people he meets and their life-altering circumstances. Burke E. Strunsky, a senior deputy district attorney in southern California, takes the reader inside the courtroom for some of the most haunting criminal cases in the state as well as the nation, including: a highly respected church leader who brutally murders his wife for the insurance money while their baby sleeps peacefully in another room; a twisted father who sexually molests his daughter’s own friends at her slumber parties; a former police chief who drowns his wife of thirty years in their backyard spa; and a young man who sadistically tortures and kills a helpless three-year-old boy, yet manages to dodge the death penalty.

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The Great Santini

Literary Fiction
Author: Pat Conroy
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
The Great Santini

The bestselling Pat Conroy novel—now available as an ebook

The moving portrait of a son’s struggle to escape the iron fist of his volatile military father.

Marine Colonel Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. Though he desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the Colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all.

Inspired by Conroy’s own relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family life and a moving story of a son becoming a man.

When We Met (Fool’s Gold Book 13)

Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Susan Mallery
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99
When We Met (Fool's Gold Book 13)

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool’s Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed…

Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can’t be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool’s Gold, California, he’s cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he’s not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.

Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe-to-toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.

Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.

Earth Strike: Star Carrier: Book One

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Ian Douglas
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Earth Strike: Star Carrier: Book One

In the vein of the hit television show Battlestar Galactica comes Earth Strike—the first book in the action-packed Star Carrier science fiction series by Ian Douglas, author of the popular Inheritance, Heritage, and Legacy Trilogies and one of the most adept writers of military sf working today. Earth Strike rockets readers into a vast  and deadly intergalactic battle, as humankind attempts to bring down an evil empire and establish itself as the new major power. Fans of Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers and Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War, welcome aboard the Star Carrier!

Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China

Historical Fiction > Biographical
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99
Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China

Pearl S. Buck’s remarkable account of the life of Tzu Hsi, the magnetic and fierce-minded woman from humble origins who became China’s last empress.

In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty. Born from a humble background, Tzu Hsi falls in love with her cousin Jung Lu, a handsome guard—but while still a teenager she is selected, along with her sister and hundreds of other girls, for relocation to the Forbidden City. Already set apart on account of her beauty, she’s determined to be the emperor’s favorite, and devotes all of her talent and cunning to the task. When the emperor dies, she finds herself in a role of supreme power, one she’ll command for nearly fifty years. Much has been written about Tzu Hsi, but no other novel recreates her life—the extraordinary personality, together with the world of court intrigue and the period of national turmoil with which she dealt—as well as Imperial Woman.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Lion’s Lady (Crown’s Spies Book 1)

Historical Romance
Author: Julie Garwood

Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
The Lion's Lady (Crown's Spies Book 1)

A daring lady meets a dashing lord with the soul of a pirate in this classic Regency romance novel from bestselling author Julie Garwood.

Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate’s passions, he tasted the wild fire smoldering beneath Christina’s cool charm and swore to posess her…

But the fiesty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon’s sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love…for then, she must also forsake her precious secret…and her promised destiny!

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