Multi-award winning author Rita Herron tops today’s Buffet with Here Comes the Bride, a romantic comedy that was just released in June.

Rita fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job. She is the author of over sixty books, writes sexy romantic comedies and steamy romantic suspense stories set in the South.

Rita enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. She currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.

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Here Comes the Bride

 Romantic Comedy

Here Comes the Bride

Kimberly Turner vowed never to let her twin sister Marci get her in trouble again…butwhen Marci offers her a deal to play phony fiancée to a friend in need, she can’t resist the money. After all, it’s going to help underprivileged children. And it’s just a weekend…what will it hurt?

Except the handsome architect Austin McDane is nothing like the men Marci usually tangles with. And when Kimberly meets his family and the charade snowballs out of control, she can’t help but wish the engagement – and impromptu wedding she gets ropes into – were for real!

Scandal: A Regency Historical Romance

 Historical Romance > Regency

Scandal: A Regency Historical Romance

The earl of Banallt is a reformed rake determined to win the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved.

Two years after the death of her husband, Sophie Mercer Evans still has no use for Banallt. It’s true she knows him better than anyone, and that’s why she’ll never forgive him his past and the mortal insult he dealt her. And yet, when her life is falling apart, it’s Banallt who stands by her.

The Obituary Society

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Obituary Society

When Lila Moore inherits her grandfather’s house, she finds herself in a small Midwestern town where margarine is never an acceptable substitution for butter, a coveted family recipe can serve as currency, and the friend who will take your darkest secrets to the grave will still never give you the secret to her prize-winning begonias.

Lila is charmed by the people of Auburn, from the blue-eyed lawyer with the southern drawl to the little old lady who unceasingly tries to set Lila up with her grandson. But when strange things begin to happen, Lila realizes some of her new friends are guarding a secret like its a precious family heirloom. It’s a dangerous secret, and it has come back to haunt them. Lila is caught in the middle, and her life may depend on uncovering it. But even if she can, can she stay in Auburn when not everyone is what they seem, and even the house wants her gone?

A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother

 Humor > Parenting & Families

A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother

Ever had the pleasure of collecting your children from the school playground? Even if you haven’t this is a hilarious must-read.

A month by month comical tale of a young mother fighting for her place in the world against the backdrop of the Playground Mafia.

As her life unfolds and she takes us through from one amusing anecdote to another the characters come to life. There is Penelope who has a lot more going on in her life than she bargained for and Mrs Noland who has a lot less than she claims, not to mention Rupert who is a VERY busy man. With Mrs High School Musical, The International Sex God and The Frisky Pensioner, the characters are undeniably fascinating and leave you compelled to read more.

Who knew that one false move in the playground, one step in the wrong direction or smile at the wrong person could lead to such complications?

The witty one liners and side splitting stories will keep you amused from beginning to end.

Once Upon an Outlaw

 Romance > Westerns

Once Upon an Outlaw

Fairy Tale Love…Western Style! Dime Novelist Josie Hart Penned Tales About The Wild West… But when she moved to Livingston, Oregon with her newly hired sheriff brother, determined to find inspiration for a new story, the town proved to be much too tame. Then, a chance encounter put her face-to-face with outlaw Cole Riley. Or is he? Hard to tell for sure when the locals know him by another name. Tall, wickedly handsome and eyes the color of gun-metal gray, fate, she believed, brought them together. So she decided to do what any inquiring writer would do. She made him her new research.

What’s A Wanted Man To Do? With plans of opening a saloon, and living a law-abiding life, Cole doesn’t need or want Miss Spitfire distracting him. Having his alias blown could mean going to prison. But when a pal from his past requests a favor-returning an orphan nearly halfway across state-Cole soon realizes he needs the woman whose trailing him. Still, he can’t help but wonder what’s in it for her. The reward? It’s only for one week, then they’d be going their separate ways. But along the wilderness, tempting kisses and pretending wedded bliss, he finds he likes it. And her.

Wisconsin Vamp (Monsters in the Midwest Book 1)

 Humor & Satire

Wisconsin Vamp (Monsters in the Midwest Book 1)

“Midwestern nice” is hard to pull off when you’re a bloodthirsty monster.

Poor Herb isn’t even sure how he got vamped. One day, it’s same old, same old. Cooking at Ronnie’s, bowling with the guys, drinking at Steinknockers and pining for Lois, the prettiest waitress in Trappersville. The next, things start getting weird. With no one to guide him, Herb fumbles into his newfound abilities, courting disaster with each bumbling step. Sure, there are some perks. The local stripper wants him, he can do this whammy mind-control thing, and he is getting a lot better at bowling. But he can’t drink beer, the bodies are piling up, and his best friend Dallas is getting suspicious. When Herb and Dallas go for the same girl, keeping his dark secret becomes the least of Herb’s concerns.

Booze, billiards, bake sales, babes, bowling, bar fights, blood and karaoke. Who would’ve thought that being undead would make life so interesting?

Shiv Crew (Rune Alexander Book 1)

 Romance > Paranormal

Shiv Crew (Rune Alexander Book 1)

Rune Alexander wants to get through her days doing her job, which is protecting the humans against the myriad of supernatural creatures, known as Others, who exist uneasily in a human’s world. But she is unstable and damaged. She realizes how broken she is even as she continues to submit to the unspeakable things her lover does to her, craving desperately the strange peace she finds in the aftermath.

When she discovers things are not as they seem and a faceless human is torturing the supernatural groups in her city, she and her crew must break the rules and begin to protect the Others from the humans.

But as the darkness inside her becomes stronger and she ends up on the wrong side of a battle she must not lose, who will save Rune from herself?

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Unthinkable (The Detective Jane Candiotti Series)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled

Unthinkable (The Detective Jane Candiotti Series)

For homicide lieutenant Jane Candiotti, stress is part of the job. But now that she and her husband are expecting their first child, Jane is under strict instructions to take it easy. A tall order on an average day, yet never more so than when a mass shooting at a local restaurant claims six victims—including her teenaged nephew. Jane’s always been professional. But this time, it’s personal.

Before she can bring a baby into this world, Jane vows to hunt down the monster who didn’t think twice about shooting an innocent kid. But every thread of evidence leads her deeper into a tangled web of deception, violence, and murder. Her only hope of navigating the twisting turns of this case is to enlist the help of a dangerous ex-con, one who could shed light on the connection between the death of her nephew and a decades-old murder case—eventually leading her to the most shocking discovery of her career.

Cursed

 Romantic Suspense

Cursed

Albert Shipway is an ordinary guy who’s made an extraordinary mistake…a mistake that has left a family in ruins. Unfortunately for Albert, he picked the wrong family.

Now he thinks the past is forgotten and today is just another day, another lunch, another order of kung pao chicken. Little does he know that he’s about to meet a little old lady who knows his greatest fear. A little old lady who knows what’s hiding in his heart. A little old lady who dishes up a big stew of supernatural revenge.

In just a matter of minutes, Albert’s simple life is about to be turned upside down. Indeed, Albert is about to enter a world where magic and evil lurk just beneath the fabric of southern California, where all his past choices have brewed a perfect storm of broken hearts, broken promises, and shattered families…and he’s about to pay the ultimate price.

Unless he can start righting some wrongs…and fast.

The Light is the Darkness

 Action & Adventure > Men’s Adventure

The Light is the Darkness

Conrad Navarro is a champion of the Pageant, a gruesome modern day gladiatorial exhibition held in secret arenas across the globe. Indentured by a cabal of ultra-rich patrons, his world is one of blood and mayhem, an existence where savagery reigns supreme while mercy leads to annihilation.

Conrad’s sister has vanished while traveling in Mexico. Imogene, a decorated special agent for the FBI, was hot on the trail of a legendary scientist whose vile eugenics experiments landed him on an international most-wanted list. Imogene left behind a sequence of bizarre clues that indicate she uncovered evidence of a Byzantine occult conspiracy against civilization itself — a threat so vast and terrible, its ultimate fruition would herald an event more inimical to all terrestrial life than mere extinction.

Now, Conrad is on the hunt, searching for his missing sister while malign forces seek to manipulate and destroy him by turns. It is an odyssey that will send this man of war from the lush jungles of South America, to the debauched court of an Aegean Prince, to the blasted moonscape of the American desert as he becomes inexorably enmeshed within a web of primordial evil that stretches back unto prehistory. All the while struggling to maintain a vestige of humanity; for Conrad has gazed into an abyss where the light is the darkness, and he has begun the metamorphosis into something more than human.

Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century

 Business & Money > Management & Leadership

Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century

What do shale gas, Elon Musk’s Tesla, and the global apparel chain Zara share in common? In Resource Revolution, management experts Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers describe how each in its own way exemplifies a resource revolution—a use of natural resources so effective it defies conventional wisdom and enables breakthrough performance where others see only limits and shortcomings.Resource Revolution shows how to take what is being seen as a worldwide crisis and turn it into the biggest business opportunity of the past one hundred years. The rapid urbanization of a new 2.5-billion-person middle class in Asia will create an unprecedented demand for oil, steel, land, food, water, cement, and other commodities over the next two decades. Heck and Rogers explore the ways in which innovators, including start-ups and global leaders from Cree to GE, have answered the challenge with practical steps to guide managers everywhere.

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood

Menina Walker was a child of fortune. Rescued after a hurricane in South America, doomed to a life of poverty with a swallow medal as her only legacy, the orphaned toddler was adopted by an American family and taken to a new life.

As a beautiful, intelligent woman of nineteen, she is in love, engaged, and excited about the future—until another traumatic event shatters her dreams. Menina flees to Spain to bury her misery in research for her college thesis about a sixteenth-century artist who signed his works with the image of a swallow—the same image as the one on Menina’s medal.

But a mugging strands Menina in a musty, isolated Spanish convent. Exploring her surroundings, she discovers the epic sagas of five orphan girls who were hidden from the Spanish Inquisition and received help escaping to the New World. Is Menina’s medal a link to them, or to her own past? Did coincidence lead her to the convent, or fate?

Both love story and historical thriller, The Sisterhood is an emotionally charged ride across continents and centuries.

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