Marley Gibson tops today’s Buffet with her contemporary romance You Had Me at Merlot.

Marley is the bestselling author of over twenty books in adult contemporary romance fiction, young adult, and non-fiction. She is best known for her “Ghost Huntress” young adult series, her “Glamorous Life” romance series, and the very powerful, “Radiate.” She also works as a freelance editor and ghost writer for many other authors.

Marley is a certified SCUBA diver, a closet gourmet chef, and an avid traveler,

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You Had Me at Merlot (A Glamorous Life Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary

You Had Me at Merlot (A Glamorous Life Book 1)

In the wake of being unceremoniously fired from her Manhattan-based copy editor position at a wine magazine, Hale Martin must now pack her bags and head to her grandmother’s funeral. She hasn’t been home to Haven Harbor, Florida, in five years, and still fragile from her recent divorce, her heart isn’t into putting up with her oddball family and the town she grew up in. Along with all the tears, flowers, and mystery ingredient casseroles, the funeral also brings painful memories and shocking secrets. Hale finds comfort in her appreciation of wine, her dream of being a novelist, and the rekindling of her friendship with her old high school crush, Jordan Valvano. In her search for answers, direction, and purpose, Hale just might find true love–and better still, herself.

Defending Turquoise (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 5)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime

Defending Turquoise (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 5)

Join Thaddeus Murfee in his new career in Flagstaff, where he is called on to defend the wife of the District Attorney. She has shot her husband to death and admitted it—but what about the mysterious bite marks in all the wrong places?

Watch as sixteen-year-old Turquoise Begay comes on the scene, the beautiful, abandoned Navajo girl living reservation style—with all the wrong people. Learn about her butterflies and lip gloss–and the man who rules them all. Thaddeus is appointed to defend Turquoise by a judge whose goal in life is to see Thaddeus disbarred and ejected from the practice of law.

An adventure into the real world of criminal law, setting a new standard for legal thrillers, DEFENDING TURQUOISE is the riveting story of one lawyer’s attempt to redeem himself, one wife’s attempt to free herself, and one young girl’s hope of a new life after years of unspeakable abuse.

Just The Pits (Hetta Coffey Series, Book 5)

 Mystery > Women Sleuths

Just The Pits (Hetta Coffey Series, Book 5)

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she’s not afraid to use it!

As a self-employed engineering consultant with a penchant for oddball—read: shady—projects, Hetta Coffey has a history of inviting trouble. But now that she’s been hired for a legitimate mining project in Mexico’s Baja, it looks like smooth sailing ahead…until she discovers that people and pesos are disappearing faster than you can say, “This job is the pits!” And Hetta Coffey as sleuth? Goodness knows she’s nosy enough, but her detective skills leave a lot to be desired. Luckily for her she gets help from her best friend, Jan, and a mysterious Velveeta thief.

Thief: The Scarab Beetle Series: #1

 Romance > New Adult

Thief: The Scarab Beetle Series: #1

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…

Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it’s her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel their stoic leader, there’s a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.

Christmas Healing

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

Romance: Christmas Healing (A Paranormal Romance and Paranormal Fantasy Romance Book) (Healing the Regime Series Book 1)

He’s a vampire who has been locked away for a thousand years in a coffin, finally freed. But the world has changed drastically during that time, and there are so many things that he’s not ready for. He hated being a vampire when it first happened, and he hates it now.

She’s barely 18, a young girl with terminal cancer, once the height of popularity. Chosen by another vampire clan to keep them “updated” in the world, her blood infected and not tempting to them, she is brought into his household to teach him, page by page, the modern world and how to live despite her inevitable death. With the Christmas season approaching, she teaches him that there is more to life than just living. There’s generosity and goodwill.

Although she has a boyfriend back home and he has no interest in living, slowly, a love and understanding blossoms between them that no one else can penetrate. A secret pact enfolds as her life force begins to fade.

Will he be able to grant her the greatest gift of all?

The Foundlings

 Science Fiction > Adventure

The Foundlings: Book One of the Urban Fantasy Paranormal Vampire Series, The Foundlings

Foundlings: vampires created by accidental means.

Throw together Nazi Vampires, Jewish Vampires, and one very special protective Vampire who is 1000 years old; and you have the makings of an explosive and riveting story.

What would you do, if the love of your life, was suddenly kidnapped by Nazi vampires and forced to become one of them?

How would you feel if these same vampires discovered she was Jewish and sentenced her to a permanent death?

Join our hero Donnie as he battles the obstacles of the underworld in a quest for survival against the odds. Will he prevail and save his one true love from eternal damnation?

Thanksgiving Simple As Pie (Delicious Homemade Pie Recipes)

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Occasions

Thanksgiving Simple As Pie (Delicious Homemade Pie Recipes)

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner is dessert. With these great pie recipes, you will be able to find that perfect pie to compliment your perfect dinner.

In my Simple As Pie Cookbook, I include many old family favorite recipes, some of which have been enhanced with a few new twists. For example, I love cream pies, but I don’t like eating raw egg’s in meringue. So, I use my recipe for cream pie and make a topping that is out of this world. This Cookbook includes recipes for both great dessert pies and a bonus section with delicious savory pies.

Abducted

 Fiction > Urban Life

Abducted (When a soul is stolen, caged fury is unleashed)

Money is the root of all evil, and evil are the ones who will go to any lengths to obtain it.

A wicked twist of fate dealt Lacey a bad hand when the sixteen year old was abducted by the Phelps’. Stripped of her identity and forced into living a lifestyle that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. While her family struggles with Lacey’s disappearance and desperately tries to find her, Lacey is determined to not only adapt to her new circumstances, but to beat the Phelps’ at their own sadistic game. Will she eventually get the courage she needs to find a way out or will she succumb to her new life style?

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Turn of Mind

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Turn of Mind

A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, Turn of Mind has already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse.

As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether she did it. Told in White’s own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends—two proud, forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White’s relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it?

A startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to bits of reality through anger, frustration, shame, and unspeakable loss, Turn of Mind is a remarkable debut that examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existence.

Kissing Under the Mistletoe (A St. Helena Vineyard Novel)

 Romance > Contemporary

Kissing Under the Mistletoe (A St. Helena Vineyard Novel)

Regan Martin stopped believing in Christmas miracles six years ago when she lost everything—her house, her job, and her impeccable reputation in the wine industry—after she fell in love with a man she had no idea was married. Then Regan gets a chance for a fresh start in the Napa Valley. With her dream job, dream home, and her daughter enrolled in a wonderful new school, she starts wondering if holiday wishes really do come true.

But she soon tumbles back down to earth when she learns that her new boss is none other than Gabe DeLuca, the scorned wife’s brother. Gabe wants nothing more than home-wrecking Regan Martin out of his life, his sister’s world, and his family’s business. Mostly, he wants the lush beauty out of his head. Yet his attempts to run her out of town have him thinking twice, especially when he sees that Regan may hold the key to tracking down his sister’s stolen start-up capital. Even worse for Gabe, Regan might just be his Christmas wish and hold the key to his heart.

Bailout Over Normandy: A Flyboy’s Adventures with the French Resistance and Other Escapades in Occupied France

 History > Military > World War II

Bailout Over Normandy: A Flyboy's Adventures with the French Resistance and Other Escapades in Occupied France

A daredevil pilot in the famed 352nd Fighter Squadron, the author of this remarkable memoir bailed out of his burning Mustang two days after D-Day and was launched on a thrilling adventure on the ground in Occupied France.
After months living and fighting with the French Resistance, Fahrenwald was captured by the Wehrmacht, interrogated as a spy, and interned in a POW camp–and made a daring escape just before his deportation to Germany. Nothing diminished this pilot’s talent for spotting the ironic humor in even the most aggravating or dangerous situations–nor his penchant for extracting his own improvised and sometimes hilarious version of justice.

The Disenchanted Widow

 Literary Fiction > British & Irish

The Disenchanted Widow

It’s 1981 and Belfast is burning. So, too, is freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not much else. The Dentist, an IRA enforcer, is on her tail. He’s convinced that Bessie, with her “yella hair all puffed up like Merlin Monroe’s,” has absconded with the takings from a bank heist.

But car trouble strands mother and son in Tailorstown, a sleepy Ulster village. Bessie finds temporary work as housekeeper for the handsome and mysterious parish priest.

In the meantime, Lorcan Strong, an artist and a native of the village, is summoned home. He’s been shanghaied into forging paintings for the IRA. It’s work he cannot refuse; his mother and their business are under threat.

Flee (Codename: Chandler Book 1)

 Mystery > Women Sleuths

Flee (Codename: Chandler Book 1)

CODENAME: CHANDLER

She’s an elite spy, working for an agency so secret only three people know it exists. Trained by the best of the best, she has honed her body, her instincts, and her intellect to become the perfect weapon.

FLEE

Then her cover is explosively blown, and she becomes a walking bulls-eye, stalked by assassins who want the secrets she holds, and those who’d prefer she die before talking.

Chandler now has twenty-four hours to thwart a kidnapping, stop a murderous psychopath, uncover the mystery of her past, retire five highly-trained contract killers, and save the world from nuclear annihilation, all while dodging 10,000 bullets and a tenacious cop named Jack Daniels.

Buckle up. It’s going to be one helluva ride.

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