USA Today bestselling author Megan Crane tops today’s Buffet with her most recent novel, the contemporary romance Once More With Feeling.
Megan’s first career choice was to become a Broadway star, which didn’t pan out. So she graduated from Vassar College, then earned an MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England.
Megan currently resides in Los Angeles, where she lives with a dog, a cat, two crazy kittens, and an artist named Jeff. She is still plotting her Broadway debut.
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Sarah Lowery thought she could get past her husband Tim’s betrayal and get back to the life they’d planned out so carefully—but then a car accident puts Tim into a coma and reveals the kind of nine month secret that means life as Sarah knows it really is over.
If only she could figure out how she got into this position in the first place, Sarah is sure she could fix it. Somehow.
But when Sarah digs into her past, she finds she has to face all the ghosts she left behind—and the reason she left them there. One very tall, very sexy reason named Alec Frasier, who might hold the key to the kind of future Sarah used to dream about.
Yet when Tim wakes up and can’t remember what he did, Sarah has the chance to slip back into her old life as if she never left it. Trouble is, she’s no longer sure it fits…
Life in Sweden feels like an endless winter to Elin Carlson after the deaths of her parents. When circumstances become unbearable, she determines to find a safe haven for her sisters.
So begins their journey to America . . . the land of dreams and second chances.
But as hardship becomes their constant companion, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia question their decision to immigrate to Chicago. Will their hopes for the future ever be realized?
In Book One, The Kill, the Italian Mafia go after the wrong man.
In Book Two, The Blade, the Gambino Family do it again.
In Book Three, The Scythe, the Russian Mafia have different plans. They want to take over Toronto, a territory so large it was previously thought to be too big for one family. But Darwin Kostas and his wife, Rosina, stand in the way.
As a peace offering to the Italians and the Chinese, the Russians intend to execute Darwin. First, they have to catch him, but using his wife as bait is not enough. While the Russians attempt to organize a meeting of rival families where Darwin will be terminated, something the Italians tried twice and failed, Darwin realizes he is on his own.
With the FBI not able to help and his wife in the hands of the Mafia, Darwin decides the only way to win this war is to kill them all.
Darwin fights the Russians in the biggest Mafia war Toronto has ever seen in The Scythe, Book Three of the Mafia Trilogy, the final installment.
A tragic event forces seventeen-year-old Katara Parker to move two thousand miles away from her cushy life in Malibu, California, to a simpler one in Slidell, Louisiana, where she falls in love with the beautiful Mason Dugas, and the Broussard’s—the family who has taken her in. But Kat fears she may lose them all when her secret is revealed, and she’s suddenly summoned back to Malibu to settle unfinished business.
In post-nuclear Manhattan, there are two kinds of survivors: humans and shifters.
After his older brother Ben was killed by shifters, Cage followed in Ben’s footsteps and joined the military. His job is simple: protect the surviving civilians in the wreckage of Manhattan and put down the dangerous shifter mutants prowling the streets. Bitter with revenge, he can’t wait for a chance to get even with the monsters who killed his brother.
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Couples who want to improve or revive their marriages need shared experiences. As much as they can profit from the theories of marriage experts, they need to hear from ordinary couples who can say “I’ve been there” and have found unique and creative practical solutions to restore the vibrancy of their marriages.
These original stories offer encouragement and optimism that significant changes and growth can take place in marriages at all stages and walks of life. Couples will find entertainment, instruction, and application with the brief commentary following the stories.
Sixteen year-old Mercy has finally discovered true love—with Samuel, the handsomest, smartest Amish boy she knows. The only problem: Samuel hasn’t even looked her way since he caught her kissing an Englischer last fall. And worse yet, he’s courting another girl, the sugary-sweet Miriam.
To top it all off, Mercy is having difficulty coping with life without her twin sister Rebekah, who has just started college in the city. Mercy visits Rebekah and tries to forget Samuel by mingling with cute Englischers, but it’s no use—she just can’t get over him.
Mercy figures out a way that Rebekah can help her to get Samuel back, just in time for the Valentine’s Day sled-riding party. Everything will be wunderbar—if only the girls can get Samuel to cooperate!
Will Mercy’s plan work? Will Samuel be her Amish Valentine this year?
In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault’s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure—a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy.The story follows Theseus’s adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book’s title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination.
Renault’s story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.
It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it–and Cooper–in the process…
The Frank Tipler is just one of a thousand survey vessels sent out into the bubble of space surrounding Earth, seeking habitable worlds and signs of advanced life. Its crew has stumbled across artifacts left behind by a benevolent trader species, but the decision to study them is fraught with danger and uncertainty. The Tipler’s crew consists of forty flawed electronic copies of human beings, some of them profoundly damaged—and Earth stopped responding to signals over a century ago.
Caught between madness and political machinations, Alander stands on the brink of what might be the greatest discovery humanity has ever made—and a gift that humanity can’t afford to accept.
Who makes the important decisions in your organization? Strategy, product development, budgeting, compensationsuch key decisions typically are made by company leaders. That’s what bosses are for, right? But maybe the boss isn’t the best person to make the call.
That’s the conclusion Dennis Bakke came to, and he used it to build AES into a Fortune 200 global power company with 27,000 people in 27 countries. He used it again to create Imagine Schools, the largest non-profit charter-school network in the U.S.
As a student at Harvard Business School, Bakke made hundreds of decisions using the case-study method. He realized two things: decision-making is the best way to develop people; and that shouldn’t stop at business school. So Bakke spread decision-making throughout his organizations, fully engaging people at all levels. Today, Bakke has given thousands of people the freedom and responsibility to make decisions that matter.
In The Decision Maker, a leadership fable loosely based on Bakke’s experience, the New York Times bestselling author shows us how giving decisions to the people closest to the action can transform any organization.
The new book from acclaimed writer Mark Dawson (author of the #1 bestselling JOHN MILTON series), IN COLD BLOOD is an action-packed thriller about ruthless betrayal and bloodthirsty vengeance.
Beatrix Rose was the most dangerous assassin in an off-the-books government kill squad until her former boss betrayed her. A decade later, she emerges from the Hong Kong underworld with payback on her mind. They gunned down her husband and kidnapped her daughter, and now the debt needs to be repaid. It’s a blood feud she didn’t start but she is going to finish.
Beatrix has already crossed one name off her Kill List. Her second target is a mercenary being held hostage by Somali terrorists. Can she infiltrate the most dangerous failed state on the planet and scrub him off the List, too?
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