Maggie Marr is the author of steamy contemporary romance, women’s fiction, and steamy new adult books. Her books contain alpha bad-boy heroes and feisty heroines. She tops today’s Buffet with Hard Glamour.

Maggie got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart at ICM where she became a motion picture literary agent. She also writes for film, TV, and ghost writes for celebrities. She has been featured on KCRW’s The Business and reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Romantic Times.

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Hard Glamour (The Glamour Series Book 1)

 Women’s Fiction > Romance

Hard Glamour (The Glamour Series Book 1)

A promise to keep…

Honoring her mother’s last wish, Lane Channing vows to follow her dreams. She takes the ‘big risk’ and leaves her small Kansas town behind and heads to LA, the city of dreams. She’s got a stellar job lined up, an old jeep, and 20 bucks to last her to her first paycheck. Her hopes shatter when she arrives to find her job’s been given to someone else. Now she’s broke and if she doesn’t do something fast will soon be living on the streets. Welcome to cutthroat — Lane is most certainly not in Kansas anymore.

On the cusp of success…

Dillon MacAvoy has one goal — to become a star — whatever it takes. Even if it means honing his bad-boy can’t-be-tamed-and-forever-single image. Besides the image isn’t far from the truth. Dillon cares only about his younger brother and his career. He’s on the brink of superstardom if he can just decide on the next right script. But for that, he needs a script reader he can trust.

In a strange twist of fate…

Lane Channing is Dillon’s last chance. If Lane lasts the summer without becoming MacAvoy’s latest conquest, she’s guaranteed a job in entertainment. No problem, as long as she can ignore the heat that pulses through her every time Dillon is in the room. After all, love and commitment with a sweet, hometown girl would only ruin the Dillon MacAvoy brand.

Crossing Tinker’s Knob

 Literary Fiction > Romance

Crossing Tinker's Knob

A contemporary romance for anyone who’s ever believed that true love never leaves our hearts. . . People say you can’t ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redone.

But the paths of a life journey are rarely straight. They twist and turn and wind back across those once visited and long thought to have faded from existence.

Becca Miller has lived her life trying to do the right thing, even when its cost has been giving up the boy she loved and wanted to marry. The sacrifice she made for her sister isn’t one she regrets because there was no other choice for her to make. And for eighteen years, she lives this choice with full commitment and as little looking back as she can manage.

When Matt Griffith returns to Ballard County for the funeral of his grandmother, the path that had seemed so straight begins to loop back and take her across feelings she thought she had put away for good. As it turns out, those roads we’ve traveled do not fade at all.

Matt Archer: Monster Hunter (Matt Archer #1)

 Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Matt Archer: Monster Hunter (Matt Archer #1)

Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.

Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.

But that’s not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle’s bag has a secret, one that will change Matt’s life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it’s chosen Matt as its wielder.

Now Matt’s part of a world he didn’t know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.

His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?

Ismeni: An eShort Prelude to The Legend of Sheba

Ismeni: An eShort Prelude to The Legend of Sheba

A mysterious beauty, a destiny set in the stars. Born under an inauspicious sign, young Ismeni is feared by her own people. The single thing she prays for: to live an invisible life. But that is not to be for the young woman who has captured the attention of the king’s youngest son. A story of love, passion, and twists of fate through the eyes of the woman who will one day give birth to the legendary Queen of Sheba.

Hollywood Blood: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller

 Mystery > Women Sleuths

Hollywood Blood: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller

LAPD Detective Kate Sexton and her canine partner, Bernie, return in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with laugh-out-loud humor. Hollywood Blood is the second book in the Hollywood Alphabet Series Thrillers.

If you think you’ve got problems, meet LAPD cop, Kate Sexton. She’s just been promoted to the department’s elite Robbery Homicide Division, along with her canine partner, Bernie, a first for the homicide unit. But things immediately go downhill when a famous singer’s manager is shot and killed during one of Kate’s mother’s psychic séances. While Kate tries to balance her troubled relationship with her mother and an ex-cop, things get even crazier when the killer strikes again . . . and again . . . and then targets those closest to the investigation.

As she tracks the killer, things turn even more bizarre when Kate learns the suspect in the homicides is the leader of a blood thirsty cult out for revenge. To make matters worse, Bernie’s sexual wanderlust is out of control, her best friend Natalie meddles in the case, and Kate’s boss thinks she’s leaking details about the murders to the press.

Severance Kill (Martin Calvary Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Severance Kill (Martin Calvary Book 1)

Calvary works for The Chapel, a branch of British Intelligence that identifies enemies of the state who are beyond the reach of the law, and eliminates them. Permanently.

But Calvary has had enough of the killing and wants out. His employers make him an offer: if he carries out one more assassination, he’s free to leave. If he refuses, evidence of his involvement in all the previous killings will be passed on to the police and he’ll become a wanted criminal facing life in prison.

Trapped, Calvary travels to Prague to carry out the hit. The target is Sir Ivor Gaines, a retired senior British diplomat and Cold War traitor who escaped justice more than twenty years ago. But Calvary discovers he’s not the only one with an interest in Gaines. Also hunting him are the city’s gangland boss, and the local branch of the successor organisation to the Soviet KGB…

The Cuckoos of Batch Magna (The Batch Magna Novels Book 1)

 Contemporary Fiction

The Cuckoos of Batch Magna (The Batch Magna Novels Book 1)

When Sir Humphrey Strange, 8th baronet and squire of Batch Magna departs this world for the Upper House (as he vaguely thought of it, where God no doubt presides in ermine over a Heaven as reassuringly familiar as White’s or Boodle’s), what’s left of his estate passes, through the ancient law of entailment, to distant relative Humph, an amiable, overweight short-order cook from the Bronx.

Sir Humphrey Franklin T Strange, 9th baronet and squire of Batch Magna, as Humph now most remarkably finds himself to be, is persuaded by his Uncle Frank, a small time Wall Street broker, to make a killing by turning the sleepy backwater into a theme-park image of rural England, a playground for the world’s rich.

But while the village pub and shop put out the Stars and Stripes in welcome, the tenants of the estate’s dilapidated houseboats tear up their notices to quit, and led by randy pulp-crime writer Phineas Cook and the one-eyed Lt-Commander James Cunningham, they run up the Union Jack and prepare to engage.

A Mind Abducted (The Abducted Series Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

A Mind Abducted (The Abducted Series Book 1)

Josie, responsible beyond her age, is helpful around the house, takes good care of her younger sister, and always follows the rules.

This is not enough to prevent her from being abducted by a madman. Making it her mission to fight back, she gives everything she has to outsmart her abductor.

With the help of an unexpected ally, she learns how to keep herself alive long enough to come up with a plan. But, will the plan work?

Will she die at the hands of her captor? And if she survives, will she make it back to her family?

Seductive Secrets

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense

Seductive Secrets

Regan James has lived the life of a wanderer, and is jaded with working in second class tourist dives. When she is rescued from a seedy bar by her past lover, Rod Carruthers, he believes the worst of her—as usual. Can Regan convince him that she is not the bad girl he thinks she is—or does she really want to, now that Rod is mixed up in something mysterious? Each of them holds a secret; will the passion between them ever let the truth be told?

Safety (One Eighteen: Migration Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Adventure

Safety (One Eighteen: Migration Book 1)

It’s 2008 in America, and the world has gone very, very wrong. Radio and televison signals drive men to madness, the dead hunt the living, and the ties that hold mankind together have severed.

Isolated, the town of Greenly, South Dakota has walled itself off from the horrors of the wider world. Safe behind their makeshift wall teenage lawmen prowl the streets and men and women struggle to survive in a town where electronics are banned.

In the center of it all, Jonas Waight, an academic in the wrong place at the right time. Waight does what he can to survive and trade, documenting his experiences in his journal. But when Jonas starts asking too many questions, will he be able to handle the dark answers his curiosity reveals?

Welcome to Greenly…

The Construction Project Management Guide: Construction Contracts, Estimating, Planning And Scheduling, … How-To & Home Improvements

 Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design

The Construction Project Management Success Guide 2nd Edition:  Everything You Need To Know About Construction Contracts, Estimating, Planning And Scheduling, ... How-To & Home Improvements))

You’re about to discover how to the re-emergence of the real estate market sparked renewed optimism in construction. Across different states in the country, residential construction jobs are being undertaken in order to satisfy the demands in housing. Since residential construction projects are still a business (except when you want to build your own home), the idea is to build enough living spaces and to offer them to prospective clients or leasers at an affordable price.

Of course the success of such a goal still lies on income and the general economic outlook, but one thing is for certain: now that the housing crisis is over, more people will look forward getting a place to call their home.

In this book, we’ll talk about the Construction Project Management Life Cycle. We’ll also cover contracting and contract management, the participants in the construction job, and the critical success factors in every contracting job.

This book is written for both Project Managers and homeowners who wish to build residential properties; hence the concepts discussed herein are general but are important just the same when it comes to approaching the construction process.

The Secret: HOW TO FIND YOUR SOULMATE

 Self-Help > Relationships > Love & Romance

The Secret: HOW TO FIND YOUR SOULMATE (A Proven Formula for Finding Your Perfect Partner Using The Law of Attraction, Includes Great Testimonials)

Many people these days are seeking their perfect mate, their ideal companion, and their love of their life or just a good friend to have dinner with. How to go about finding such a person without having to wade through droves of inappropriate possibilities? As many people as there are who are looking, there are books to tell them how, some technical and others theoretical.

Long ago I had the good fortune of being in the presence of a number of very wise and knowledgeable people. Their influence prompted me to create a formula for finding my own soulmate. As I passed the formula on to others their success in finding what they wanted formed the proof of the pudding to convince still others to seek and find their special person. Many of those testimonials are included here, along with my personal story. As an example, Joan and Bill, well past their primes, thought it was impossible to find true happiness in a relationship. Bill had lost his mate after 40 years of marriage and Joan had had two very unhappy and abusive marriages. But with the right mind-set and this simple formula — Voila! Twenty years later and they’re still married and still smiling.

Red, White & Screwed

 Romantic Comedy

Red, White & Screwed

Political strategist Glenda Nelson is having a meltdown. Her handpicked, very married Congressional candidate was just caught climbing out of the window of the Sleepytown Motel, and her philandering ex-husband seems to have the most to gain from the colossal scandal that follows. As Glenda attempts to salvage the campaign in a hotly contested race, conservative and liberal pundits pounce on the story to further their own agendas.

Glenda’s love life is nonexistent to say the least, that is, until she meets handsome artist Chris Goodwich. Chris’s easy-going, carefree outlook on life couldn’t be more different than the 90-mph crazy train that is Glenda’s, but the more time she spends with him, the more she craves his calming presence, his sexy smile, and his steamy embraces. Is Chris worth taking a chance on?

Between the pressure of full-blown spin control mode, rapidly declining job security, refereeing two teenagers, caring for aging parents, and spending hours on her therapist’s couch trying to get past her ex’s crushing betrayal, Glenda finds love and makes the long trek back to happy.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Witches Under Way (WitchLight Trilogy: Book 2)

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

Witches Under Way (WitchLight Trilogy: Book 2)

Lizard and Elsie are under way, but the WitchLight journey isn’t an easy one.

There are bumps and obstacles inside their own hearts.

There are meddling witches, helpful knitters, and a fearsome duo with water pistols.

And there is the greatest challenge of all… the one they will pick for each other.

The Gates of Byzantium (Purge of Babylon, Book 2)

 Horror > Dark Fantasy

The Gates of Byzantium (Purge of Babylon, Book 2)

Man is no longer at the top of the food chain.

The Purge has devastated the globe, turning much of humanity into night-dwelling, bloodthirsty creatures (dubbed “ghouls” by the survivors), while small pockets of remaining humans have managed to carry on.

With the loss of their sanctuary, Will and his small band of survivors are forced to seek shelter elsewhere. Following the call of a mysterious radio broadcast, they make the treacherous journey to Louisiana, where an island might hold the key to survival.

Along the way they meet new survivors, clash with new enemies, and renew old acquaintances that have been forever altered. Collaborators–humans working with the ghouls–are more dangerous than ever, and the ghouls have begun a new phase of their domination.

Will learns that a larger war between survivors and ghouls is raging in the rest of the country, but before he can join the fight, he must first ensure the continued survival of his group at all costs.

Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex

 Romantic Comedy

Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex: A Funny, Feel-Good, Romantic Comedy

Since Coco Pinchard found first husband Daniel in bed with another woman, she hasn’t just picked up the pieces: she’s now a best-selling author married to her hunky soul-mate Adam. She feels stronger and wiser and surely the second time round she’ll have learnt from her mistakes?

But things aren’t going quite according to plan… Adam has lost his job, Coco’s grown-up son Rosencrantz seems to have derailed his life in spectacular fashion, and ex-mother-in-law Ethel keeps letting herself into the house thanks to an endless supply of spare keys. When literary agent Angie takes on Coco’s arch rival, the indomitable Regina Battenberg, it looks as though things can’t get any worse. And then Coco discovers she’s pregnant; at 44.

Can she really go through it all again? Sleepless nights, stretch marks on top of stretch marks, and poo as a normal topic of conversation?

Rusty Nail (Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels Mysteries Book 3)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals

Rusty Nail - A Thriller (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries Book 3)

Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she’s up to her Armani in murder.

Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait — each was involved in one of Jack’s previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she’s ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization — serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Goodnight, Little Monster

 Children’s Books > Halloween

Goodnight, Little Monster

Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster’s mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light—because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick’s soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening’s bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!

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