P. J. Alderman tops today’s Buffet with her debut thriller, A Killing Tide, a RITA finalist which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks upon its release as a paperback in 2006. As one reviewer put it, it’s “an intriguing contemporary romantic suspense with an engrossing plot and lots of mystery that keeps you guessing.”

P.J.’s mysteries are based on the history of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most notorious port towns. Her stories take readers on a journey back in time to a lawless nineteenth century waterfront, blending history, murder, and present-day supernatural sleuthery.

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A Killing Tide (Columbia River Thriller)

Mystery > Women Sleuths

A Killing Tide (Columbia River Thriller)

Where there’s smoke…

Kaz Jorgensen is used to fear–the anxiety of negotiating treacherous currents as she captains her family’s fishing trawlers, the terrifying nightmares of the day she almost lost her life on the river. But now a man is dead, an arsonist has set the Anna Marie ablaze, and her brother is missing.

There’s fire…

Michael Chapman knows how to take the heat–as the new fire chief of Astoria, Oregon, he’s dealt with more than his share. No way can he afford to get involved with the sister of a suspect. But the scorching attraction between him and Kaz burns out of control, and when someone takes a shot at her, his protective instincts kick in. Whatever happens, he can’t allow another woman to die because of him.

Rise of the Order (A Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller)

Thrillers > Espionage

Rise of the Order (A Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller)

Follow Jake Adams on his fifth thrilling adventure in this international thriller series. Jake is back in Europe, trying his best to stay out of trouble. But that’s never easy for him. What seems like a standard murder investigation turns into a complex conspiracy that will rock the institutions of Europe, and thrust Jake into an insidious plot that pits the old world of the Teutonic Order against new nanotechnology.

Follow Jake Adams on his fifth thrilling adventure in this international thriller series. Jake is back in Europe, trying his best to stay out of trouble. But that’s never easy for him. What seems like a standard murder investigation turns into a complex conspiracy that will rock the institutions of Europe, and thrust Jake into an insidious plot that pits the old world of the Teutonic Order against new nanotechnology.

Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)

Science Fiction > Romantic Comedy

Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)

Kelly Frank is EarthCent’s top diplomat on Union Station, but her job description has always been a bit vague. The pay is horrible and she’s in hock up to her ears for her furniture, which is likely to end up in a corridor because she’s behind on rent for her room. Sometimes she has to wonder if the career she has put ahead of her personal life for fifteen years is worth it.

When Kelly receives a gift subscription to the dating service that’s rumored to be powered by the same benevolent artificial intelligence that runs the huge station, she decides to swallow her pride and give it a shot. But as her dates go from bad to worse, she can only hope that the supposedly omniscient AI is planning a happy ending.

The Moose Jaw (The Fergus O’Neill Series Book 1)

Romance > Mystery & Suspense

The Moose Jaw (The Fergus O'Neill Series Book 1)

Strange things happen in the Alaska bush. The native Alaskans say that a white man, too long alone out there will go mad. Gus O’Neill suspects it may have happened to him. His two best friends, Hard Case Calis the old Alaska State Trooper, and Haywood Jennings the flying veterinarian think so too. Gus spends a summer on Moose Jaw Creek where he builds a cabin, finds a ravaged red-haired beauty he comes to love, and murders the man who had sexually molested her. When Haywood flies in to join Gus for a moose hunt he finds his friend alone and raving. There is no evidence that Gus’ redhead or the dead man he claims to have killed ever existed.

250+ Best Kindle Fire HDX and HD Apps

Computers & Technology > Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers

250+ Best Kindle Fire HDX and HD Apps for the New Kindle Fire Owner (Over 200 FREE APPS)

Whether you’ve just bought your Kindle Fire, are discovering Kindle Fire apps for the first time, looking for free apps for the Kindle Fire or simply want to discover great apps that you might have missed the first time round, then this Amazon e-book is for you. And if you are looking for a clear and comprehensive user guide for your Kindle, check out our Kindle Fire HD User Guide.

The best apps today might not be the best apps tomorrow. What’s hip and what’s not in the Amazon Appstore can change in the blink of an eye. That’s why we’re releasing updates of this book on a regular basis and you can receive them absolutely free even after you’ve purchased this book.

Bon Appetit: A Novel (French Twist Book 2)

Romance > New Adult & College

Bon Appetit: A Novel (French Twist Book 2)

Lexi Stuart is risking it all. Saying au revoir to the security of home, her job, and could be boyfriend Dan, Lexi embarks on a culinary adventure in France to fulfill her life dream of becoming a pastry chef.

As she settles into her new home in the village of Presque le Chateau to study and work in a local bakery, her twenty-something optimism meets resistance in the seemingly crusty nature of the people and culture around her. Determined to gain her footing, she finds a church, meets a new friend, and makes the acquaintance of a child named Celine–as well as Celine’s attractive, widowed father, Philippe. Even Patricia, the gruff pastry cook, shows a softer side as she mentors Lexi in the art of baking.

As Lexi lives her dream, the only thing she has to do is choose from the array in life’s patisserie display window: her familiar home, friends, and family in Seattle or her new life in France. Lexi discovers that as she trusts herself and leans more on God the choices become a little clearer– and making them, well, c’est la vie!

DEADBEAT

Fiction > African American > Urban

DEADBEAT

Quincy Washington is an alcoholic and drug addict. He abandons his wife (Carmen) and their five year old son (QJ). Carmen tells QJ his father died. Ten years later, QJ and a few of his rowdy friends are beating up a homeless man. Just as QJ was about to hit the man, the man tells him he’s his father.

Never Work Again: Work Less, Earn More and Live Your Freedom

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Never Work Again: Work Less, Earn More and Live Your Freedom

Shows you how you can build a successful and profitable business without the long hours and high stress that most entrepreneurs suffer from.

Trust me – I’ve been there and it’s not fun. In the months after I started my first business I didn’t know any better. My business was making me ill, but I was too wrapped up in what I was doing to spot the signs let alone to do anything about it. That is until the day I found myself on a London tube train begging a stranger to call me an ambulance and thinking I was going to die. That was my wake-up call. Luckily I got a second chance.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Gone South

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Gone South

A moment of madness forces a Vietnam veteran to run for his life.
Two decades after he finished serving his country in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Dan Lambert still pays the price. As he hustles for construction work in the heat of a brutal Louisiana summer, Dan tries to ignore the pounding in his head—a constant reminder of the Agent Orange–caused leukemia which will soon end his life. And now the bank wants to repossess his truck. His attempt to reason with the loan officer does not get him far. Dan loses himself in rage, and for a moment is back in the jungle again. When he comes out of his bloodlust, he has shot the banker through the chest. There is nothing to do but run.
On his trail are two peculiar bounty hunters: a onetime Siamese twin and a heavyset Elvis impersonator. To save his own life, Dan is going to have to remember why it was worth living in the first place.

Take Over at Midnight (The Night Stalkers)

Romance > Mystery & Suspense

Take Over at Midnight (The Night Stalkers)

Nothing sticks to “Crazy” Tim Maloney, until he falls hard for a tall Creole beauty with a haunted past and a penchant for reckless flying. Lola LaRue never thought she’d be susceptible to a man’s desire, but even with Tim igniting her deepest passions, it may be too late now…With the nation under an imminent threat of biological warfare, Tim and Lola are the only ones who can stop the madness–and to do that, they’re going to have to trust each other way beyond their limits…

The Sheep Look Up

Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic

The Sheep Look Up

For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, STAND ON ZANZIBAR) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now E-Reads is pleased to re-introduce many of his classic works. For readers familiar with his vision, it’s a chance to re-examine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunner’s work proves itself the very definition of timeless.

Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

History > United States > Civil War
Kindle Edition, James B. Conroy
Regularly $22.50, Today $1.99
Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the hostilities.

The meeting was meant to end the fighting on peaceful terms. It failed, however, and the war dragged on for two more bloody, destructive months. Through meticulous research of both primary and secondary sources, Conroy tells the story of the doomed peace negotiations through the characters who lived it. With a fresh and immediate perspective, Our One Common Country offers a thrilling and eye-opening look into the inability of our nation’s leaders to find a peaceful solution. The failure of the Hamptons Roads Conference shaped the course of American history and the future of America’s wars to come.

Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages

Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages

Blockbuster author Dean Koontz’s first novel for young readers, a beautifully illustrated and visually stunning story about a magical band of living toys who learn to overcome the fears we all face in the dark.
Toymaker Isaac Bodkins created the Oddkins, a group of living toys, for very special children who face difficulties in life and need true friends. There’s Amos, the brave stuffed bear; Skippy, the rabbit who dreams of being a superstar; Butterscotch, the gentle, floppy-eared pup; Burl the elephant; the wise and scholarly Gibbons; and Patch the cat. The Oddkins are given to children to inspire, support, and love them, especially during times of adversity. Only now, the toys themselves are the ones who need help.
Before he dies, Mr. Bodkins delivers a dire warning to Amos the bear: Watch out for an evil toymaker and his dangerous creations! Locked up in the dark sub-basement, another group of toys is climbing out of boxes and crates and coming to life as well. These bad toys—like Rex and Lizzie, the puppets with no strings; Gear, the vicious robot; and Stinger, the horrid buzzing bumblebee with his knife-sharp stinger—were made to hurt children, not help them. Leering, laughing, and deadly, they are let loose into the world by a terrifying force.

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