Leslie A. Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than 50 books in various genres. She currently writes contemporary romances under the name Leslie Kelly, and dark thrillers as Leslie A. Kelly.

She is the author of the futuristic Veronica Sloan thriller series, and of the dark romantic suspense Black CATs series, and the first installment tops today’s Buffet. As one reviewer put it, it’s “a trifecta of good romantic suspense: good characters, good romance, and good suspense.

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Fade to BlackBook 1 of the BLACK CATS Series

Romantic Suspense

FADE TO BLACK - Thrilling Romantic Suspense - Book 1 of the BLACK CATS Series

A team of FBI agents are on the trail of the Reaper–a monster who auctions off means-of-death at a cyber playground for deviants.

Special Agent Dean Taggert’s investigation takes him to the small town of Hope Valley, Virginia, where he meets the strong and competent Sheriff Stacey Rhodes.

Dean and Stacey are in a battle of wits against the Reaper, knowing he has chosen his next victim: a young child.

The Trouble with Flying

 Romantic Comedy

The Trouble with Flying

When 19-year-old introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who’s never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can’t stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go. Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?

The Highlander’s Prize (Hot Highlanders Book 1)

Historical Romance > Scottish

The Highlander's Prize (Hot Highlanders Book 1)

Sent to Scotland to be the king’s mistress and produce an heir, Clarrisa of York has never needed a miracle more. But the brusque Highland laird who kidnaps her is a bit too rough to be considered divine intervention.

With rival lairds determined to steal Clarrisa from him and royal henchmen searching for her all over the Highlands, Laird Broen MacNicols has a mess on his hands. Worse yet, there’s a magnetic attraction between them, although he’s betrothed to another. But even an independent–minded lady like Clarrisa knows that a Highlander always claims his prize…

The Guerrilla Guide to Book Marketing: Laying the Foundation for Indie Author Success

 Reference > Publishing & Books

The Guerrilla Guide to Book Marketing: Laying the Foundation for Indie Author Success

Never be confused about book marketing again.

My first book was published in 1992. I’ve been making a full-time living as an author since 2004. I’ve been blessed to develop a sizable fan base around the world. Now I want to show you the foundational marketing principles that helped me get there.

Here’s what you’ll get inside this book:

  • Three Simple Steps to Effective Book Marketing. Everyone thinks marketing and sales are confusing and complicated. They really aren’t. This chapter makes it easy to wrap your brain around. Get these three steps and you’ll never be confused about book marketing again.
  • The Power of Goal Setting: A Foolproof Plan for Reaching Your Book Marketing Aspirations Faster. Tired of spinning your wheels when promoting your books and building your career as an author? Stop wandering aimlessly and start taking control with this simple goal-setting checklist. You have power when you know where you’re going!
  • The First Five Steps to Marketing (and Profiting From) Your Book.

First Moon (New Moon Wolves)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

First Moon (New Moon Wolves) BBW Werewolf Romance, Kindle Unlimited

Audrey Levine thinks being bitten by a wolf is just another day on the job. She couldn’t be more wrong.

A wildlife rehabilitation specialist, Audrey usually does all the rescuing, but now she’s the one who needs help. In ten days, she’ll be covered in fur and howling at the moon while the wolf who bit her is out there, waiting to claim her as his own…whether she wants to be his or not.

The biggest problem? The curvy beauty doesn’t know any of this.

Her Sanctuary (Her – Romantic Suspense Book 1)

Romance > Westerns

Her Sanctuary (Her - Romantic Suspense Book 1)

Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan.

Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing the cowboy needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work.

But Elizabeth isn’t what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down to the remote ranch, they all find out about the power of revenge.

Revenge or Redemption. Which would you choose?

Hearts, Minds, and Coffee: A Vietnam Peace Odyssey

Thrillers > Military

Hearts, Minds, and Coffee :  A Vietnam Peace Odyssey

The Army assigned four anti-war soldiers to infested Viet Cong territory and expected them to be killed as had happened to the previous team. Instead they survived by befriending the locals in the village of Phan Lac. When a North Vietnamese division makes a surprise attack against a nearby U.S. regiment, these four dissidents despite enormous odds devise a ruse to save fellow Americans and the Vietnamese villagers.

The plan was working until the Regiment’s commander’s helicopter, ignoring radio messages to leave, gets shot down nullifying the effective plan. The four soldiers become more exposed. Faced with certain death, they resort to radical tactics in hopes of saving Americans in the regiment, the villagers, the men in the chopper, and their lives.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Up at Butternut Lake: A Novel (The Butternut Lake Trilogy)

Women’s Fiction

Up at Butternut Lake: A Novel (The Butternut Lake Trilogy)

It’s summer, and after ten years away, Allie Beckett has returned to her family’s cabin beside tranquil Butternut Lake, where as a teenager she spent so many carefree days. She’s promised her five-year-old son, Wyatt, they will be happy there. She’s promised herself this is the place to begin again after her husband’s death in Afghanistan. The cabin holds so many wonderful memories, but from the moment she crosses its threshold Allie is seized with doubts. Has she done the right thing uprooting her little boy from the only home he’s ever known?

Allie and her son are embraced by the townsfolk, and her reunions with old acquaintances—her friend Jax, now a young mother of three with one more on the way, and Caroline, the owner of the local coffee shop—are joyous ones. And then there are newcomers like Walker Ford, who mostly keeps to himself—until he takes a shine to Wyatt . . . and to Allie.

Apart at the Seams (A Life From Scratch Novel)

Romance > Contemporary

Apart at the Seams (A Life From Scratch Novel)

She had Mr. Right all sewn up . . . until Mr. Wonderful came along.

Ethan is smart, funny, kind, gentle, great with Arianna’s toddler son, a fantastic lover, and finally ready to settle down to a teaching job in Manhattan after years of nomadic work as a freelance photographer. Plus he’s the adoring brother of Arianna’s best friend, Rachel.

He’s a truly special man, and the time seems right for him to move in to Arianna’s apartment. But traces of the old Ethan exist–there was the much better but stodgy job he turned down and the “let’s take off for Nepal next year” impulses.

Arianna is on the verge of graduating from a “finisher” at her fashion job–a highly paid seamstress–and is on her way to having her own designs produced. Suddenly her career is the central focus of her life–and into that focus walks Noah, a worldly, funny, sophisticated, and very successful writer for an award-winning television show. Their instant rapport leads to a design opportunity for Arianna and a friendship that slowly confuses her feelings for Ethan

Dimension of Miracles

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Dimension of Miracles

From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover–or discover for the first time–a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”

Thomas Carmody wins the Intergalactic Sweepstakes and leaves Earth behind. He ends up following his fast-talking Prize from place to place, seeing talking dinosaurs, a perfect city smothering its residents with motherly love, a giant slightly bored God and much more. The only problem is that Death is chasing closely after him and there seems to be no way to get safely home…

Cool Dog, School Dog

Children’s eBooks > Animals > Dogs

Cool Dog, School Dog

Tinka is a cool dog, a school dog, a breaking all the rules dog.A hall dog, a ball dog, a crash-into-the-wall dog.Join Tinka, a dandy, sandy Golden Retriever, as she unexpectedly visits her owner at school and helps his class learn to read. Bright illustrations rendered in acrylic paint add to the excitement in this playful back-to-school story about a boy and his “loves-to-hear-a-book” dog.

NPCs

Fantasy > Epic

NPCs

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters?

In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry. Once the dust settles, these four find themselves faced with an impossible choice: pretend to be adventurers undertaking a task of near-certain death or see their town and loved ones destroyed. Armed only with salvaged equipment, second-hand knowledge, and a secret that could get them killed, it will take all manner of miracles if they hope to pull off their charade.

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


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