Kim Cresswell tops today’s Buffet with Lethal Journey, a legal thriller that won RomCon’s 2014 Readers’ Crown award..
Kim resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, she has been a story-teller all her life, but took many detours including working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing. Her latest true crime stories appear in Serial Killer Quarterly, a new quarterly e-magazine published by Grinning Man Press.
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A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.
Manhattan District Attorney Lauren Taylor is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate.
For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York’s Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil, appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino’s wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.
But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target…and anyone she’s ever loved.
Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings Series, Book 1)
Seventeen is a life-changing age for Emma Wise. As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.
Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.
A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously, captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.
To Steal a Highlander’s Heart (Highland Fae Chronicles Book 1)
Moray, Scotland, 1230
Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue.
Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry.
Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faery’s meddling help or hinder his cause?
Gracie (Women & War Book 1)
London 1938 – Gracie Thompson has a job, a loving family, a twin brother who drives her insane and a great friend. A chance meeting introduces her to the love of her life. But the storm clouds are gathering, Europe is teetering on the verge of war and threatening to destroy everything Gracie holds dear. When war arrives her family are split up, her lover is in daily danger and her life is threatened. Her father and boyfriend believe a womans place is in the home but she is equally determined to do her duty for King and Country.
She succeeds in her ambition to do her bit but at what cost? Will she ever see her twin again? And can she live with the knowledge her actions may have led to the loss of the one man she loves. Not only could he die, but he may do so believing she never loved him. Is she brave enough to pull the life she wants back from the abyss?
On The Edge of Time
It is two weeks after millions of people have mysteriously disappeared from the face of the earth, and, like millions of others, Jerry Westfield, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is upset and perplexed at that loss, particularly since it took his best friends, Jeremy and Kathy Palmer. His personal concerns must be set aside, however, when the international situation frantically signals the immanent destruction of the state of Israel.
It is there that Jerry is sent to cover the story of his journalistic career and is reunited with Jacob Klausman, a ‘retired’ member of the ‘Mossad,’ Israel’s secret service. It is also there that he will meet with a cataclysmic series of monsters and miracles, including Ruth, the woman who will change his mind about marriage, and the charismatic Demetrius Strapollos, who soon is hailed as the ‘Messiah’ who will rescue Israel and restore her former glory.
Thriving the First Days of Becoming Mommy
No one warns us about motherhood. Or maybe they do and we just weren’t listening. Thriving the First Days of Becoming Mommy acknowledges that moms spend most of their time keeping up with the new task of caring for a new baby and that their Bibles always seem to sit out of arm’s reach. Thriving the First Days of Becoming Mommy includes a month of short devotionals new moms can digest while tackling nursing, diapering and the whole new world of motherhood.
With uplifting and humorous stories, the author, Elaine Mingus, explores her first days of becoming a mommy with the wisdom that comes from having six children. It functions as a gateway back into the swing of having a quiet time with the Lord, despite being busy with a new baby.
Virtuous Hustlers (Jigsaw – Book One)
Madeline is an accomplished New York reporter. Ciaran LeBlanc is the head of a family owned London based pharmaceutical empire. They have nothing in common, that is until she is blackmailed and must unravel a mystery; a mystery that leads to a family secret that he must protect at all costs.
A twist of fate sparks their romance. Together, they embark on an adventure that challenges the boundaries between science and fiction; reality and fantasy; good and evil.
The adventure starts with the hunt for a 500 year-old artifact and ends with a futuristic technological warfare that spans across the multiverse. As a revolutionary thinker, Ciaran is used to combining science and fiction. With a romantic and loyal nature, Madeline is used to fiercely protecting those she loves. However, neither are prepared for the challenges of being outlanders of the multiverse.
Cold Night Warm Belly: 35 Game Day Recipes For The Slow Cooker
You and your family deserve warm bellies on cold nights!
Welcome to the world of slow cooking, where delicious healthy meals magically appear with only minimal effort! In this edition of Cold Night Warm Belly Paul Allen reveals 35 delicious slow cooker meals for lazy game day gatherings. Definitely indulgent, these Super Bowl inspired recipes bring out the “man” in all of us.
- Spicy Nacho Dip
- Barbecue Beef Ribs
- Pre-Game Beer Brats
- Blue Cheese Buffalo Wings
- Southern Style Cocktail Sausages
- Chocolate Peanut Pudding Cake
It’s one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can arrive.
Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He’s prepared. In his car are a pair of sturdy walking shoes and a backpack of food, water, and supplies. He knows there is only one thing he can do … that he must do: get home to his wife Beth, go back to their gated community on the far edge of the San Fernando Valley.
All he has to do is walk. But he will quickly learn that it’s not that easy. His dangerous, unpredictable journey home will take him through the different worlds of what was once Los Angeles. Wildfires rage out of control. Flood waters burst through collapsed dams. Natural gas explosions consume neighborhoods. Sinkholes swallow entire buildings. After-shocks rip apart the ground. Looters rampage through the streets.
There’s no power. No running water. No order.
Marty Slack thinks he’s prepared. He’s wrong. Nothing can prepare him for this ordeal, a quest for his family and for his soul, a journey that will test the limits of his endurance and his humanity, a trek from the man he was to the man he can be … if he can survive The Walk.
The Harder They Fall
Darcy Welham’s dad is ready to sell his five-star restaurants and retire, but she’s determined to prove she can be trusted to keep the family business going. Darcy’s sure it’s what her mother would have wanted. Only one problem: her life turns into a comedy show when she’s nervous. Pratfalls, spills, slips and fires—all in a day’s misadventures for Darcy. She can’t even wait on tables without dumping food into the customers’ laps. When supper lands on a sensitive area of businessman Michael Davidson’s finely creased trousers, he tries to have his gorgeous but careless waitress fired, only to discover that she’s the person he has to win over if he wants to buy the restaurant chain for his bosses.
From that antagonistic start, Darcy and Michael soon find that there’s more to each other than first expected. She’s clumsy because she’s got low self-esteem. She may be a disaster as a waitress, but she’s a genius as a cook, with a talent for creating mouth-watering new dishes. Darcy begins to realize that Michael is not a stuffed shirt at heart—he’s patient, strong and brave, which any man who dates Darcy has to be, because she turns into a Danger Zone every time he makes her heart flutter.
Under the Empyrean Sky (The Heartland Trilogy Book 1)
Fear the Corn.
Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it. It’s the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow—and the genetically modified strain is so aggressive that it takes everything the Heartlanders have just to control it. As captain of the Big Sky Scavengers, Cael and his crew sail their rickety ship over the corn day after day, scavenging for valuables. But Cael’s tired of surviving life on the ground while the Empyrean elite drift by above in their extravagant sky flotillas.
He’s sick of the mayor’s son besting Cael’s crew in the scavenging game. And he’s worried about losing Gwennie—his first mate and the love of his life—forever when their government-chosen spouses are revealed. But most of all, Cael is angry—angry that their lot in life will never get better and that his father doesn’t seem upset about any of it. When Cael and his crew discover a secret, illegal garden, he knows it’s time to make his own luck…even if it means bringing down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland forever.
Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found
In this moving sequel to his 2006 bestseller The Dogs Who Found Me, Foster introduces readers to dogs and owners he encountered while promoting his earlier book. In many cases, the dogs had been rescued from death by people who had “decided that they were worth the work of saving,” and Foster interweaves their remarkable stories with updates on his own life and the dogs who continue to change his life in surprising ways.
The stories are as diverse as the dogs themselves, from a woman who found a pregnant, one-eyed stray in the exact spot where she had been involved in a car crash six years earlier that killed her best friend, to a man certain that his adoption of a pit bull saved him from Hurricane Katrina. Foster concludes with a more detailed look at the animals affected by Katrina’s devastation, including a moving tribute to the volunteers who helped give shelter to the dogs of New Orleans. Dog lovers will welcome this new collection of moving and poignant canine stories.
The Butterfly and the Violin (A Hidden Masterpiece Novel Book 1)
Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble atthe altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire fordistraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a younggirl—a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes.
In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths withWilliam Hanover—the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul—who maybe the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together Sera and Williamslowly unravel the story behind the painting’s subject: Austrian violinistAdele Von Bron.
A darling of the Austrian aristocracy of 1942, talentedviolinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele riskseverything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, herlife of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation andbarbed wire.
As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she findsbeauty in the most unlikely of places: the grim camps of Auschwitz and the innerrecesses of her own troubled heart.
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