Mark Rubinstein tops today’s Buffet with his newest thriller, Mad Dog Justice. One reviewer called it, “a riveting psychological drama. From the shots fired in the first pages to the final haunting and shocking ending, it draws you into its character’s world-and never let you go.”

Mark was born in Brooklyn, New York. He dreamed of playing baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers since his all-time hero was the Dodgers’ first baseman Gil Hodges. Mark played high school baseball and ran track. His love of sports led him to read sports fiction, and soon he became a voracious reader, developing an enduring love for all kinds of novels. He graduated from New York University with a degree in business administration, then served in the Army and ended up as a field medic tending to paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division.

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Mad Dog Justice

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Mad Dog Justice

Roddy Dolan, a surgeon, and Danny Burns, an accountant, are being hunted as prey. Whoever is after them, and for whatever reason, they are in the crosshairs of killers. Their lives are unravelling. They must hide, send their families away, and leave everything behind.

As the jaws of the vise grow tighter, Roddy and Danny are not sure they can even trust each other. And the police are asking all the wrong questions.

The second book in the Mad Dog series, Mad Dog Justice is a harrowing tale of friendship and betrayal. From the tense opening scene to the frenzied climax, you will keep turning the pages to see what happens next.

Seduction and Surrender (The Billionaire’s Temptation Series, Book 1)

 Women’s Fiction

Seduction and Surrender (The Billionaire's Temptation Series, Book 1)

Chef Emma Sparrow has poured her heart and soul—not to mention all her money—into the restaurant of her dreams. But when Quinn Ryker, her landlord and billionaire playboy, refuses to renew her lease, her entire world and all those who depend on her, are at risk.

Quinn’s spent months trying to stifle his curiosity for the gorgeous chef who runs the kitchen of his favorite bistro like she’s a five-star general. He can’t help but want her, especially when she comes marching into his office full of fire and passion, furious with him and demanding he renew her lease. Yet he now has something she wants, and he knows just what he’ll do with that heat and anger of hers, especially once she’s in his bed.

A bargain is stuck that will save Emma’s restaurant and give Quinn what he most desires—Emma. But it turns out there’s a lot more on the line when negotiating matters involving one’s body, heart, and soul.

Cowboy Town (Down Under Cowboy Series Book 1)

 Romance > Westerns

Cowboy Town (Down Under Cowboy Series Book 1)

Ever since her parents passed away in a tragic car accident, Eden Cross has been living a quiet, stable and predictable life in inner Sydney – the total opposite of her carefree, relaxed, happy-go-lucky past. Her parents passing and the fact she’s an only child meant Eden was left with her best friend, Jules and Matt, her boyfriend of three years as her only family. That was until she discovered something about Matt that would turn her life upside down. Eden leaves Sydney in a hurry and begins an adventure that takes her across four Australian states before she lands in Pine Creek, Northern Territory.

Jackson Henley has lived in Pine Creek his entire life. He runs a massive cattle and cropping station with his twin brother, Jeremy, which they inherited when their parents retired. He’s had a bad experience with relationships courtesy of The Bitch – Dannika, so lately he’s preferred to play the field. That is, until he comes face to face with the stunning brunette beauty who’s behind the bar at the Cow and Calf. The problem is, she won’t tell him her name, she won’t give him the time of day, and she won’t give him a chance to prove himself.

FOUND (Angels and Gargoyles Book 1)

 Fantasy > Coming of Age

FOUND (Angels and Gargoyles Book 1)

Dylan lives in a domed city. Her life is regulated by rules and routine, a life that never really knows any conflict. Her future seems written for her. In a week, she will take the final test that will decide what her role will be in society. Will she be a nurturer or a historian? Will she teach or will she lead?

She plays by the rules and hopes that she will be allowed to become a guardian, to watch over a group of children from infancy to adolescence like her own guardian, Davida. However, on testing day, Dylan is shocked when she is taken outside the dome that protects her beloved city, Genero, and told to survive three days on her own. It doesn’t take much survival knowledge to know that two bottles of water and a few boxes of protein crackers will not last three days. Dylan has been brought outside the dome to die.

As she struggles to survive, Dylan learns things about herself she had never known before. Like the fact that she desperately does not want to die. Or the fact that she has the power to heal herself. And worst, she learns that there are more lies the council of Genero told her when she meets a creature she has never seen before. A boy.

Favorite Christmas Cookies

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Entertaining & Holidays

Favorite Christmas Cookies

In this book you’ll find favorite cookies of the heroes and heroines in the Ten Christmas Brides romance-novel boxed set. Some are the treats our characters remember fondly from their childhoods. Others are the ones they enjoy today—or make to give as gifts. Here you’ll find everything from Almond Crescents, Coffee Pecan Delights, and Swedish Teacake Cookies to Rocks, Butterscotch Brownies and Scottish Shortbread. And each recipe comes with a note explaining how it fits into the author’s story, so you’ll have a little more insight into her characters and plot.

Analyze West: A Psychiatrist Takes Western Civilization on a Journey of Transformation

 Social Psychology & Interactions

Analyze West: A Psychiatrist Takes Western Civilization on a Journey of Transformation

Imagine Western Civilization embodied in a character called West. On the brink of suicide, West presents himself to maverick psychiatrist Dr James Hill. West has lost his self-confidence and direction. He’s torn apart by inner conflict, self-loathing and fear of the future. Is he on the cusp of a new age of enlightened global consciousness or on the brink of collapse into world of religious extremism, global warming, terrorism, interracial conflict and domination by China?

Dr Nicholas Beecroft is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has spent 25 years exploring the worlds of Medicine, Psychiatry, Business, Leadership, International Relations, Politics, Spirituality and the Military. He has consulted on the psychology of international relations, cultural diplomacy, national identity, organic leadership and counterterrorism. He interviewed 30 visionary leaders for the Future of Western Civilization Series.

Let Me Love You (Blue Lake Series, Book 4)

 Romance > Contemporary

Let Me Love You (Blue Lake Series, Book 4)

All he needs is a good woman…

Blazingly handsome firefighter Joey Brackett seems to have it all: a heroic career, a cabin in the small mountain town of Blue Lake, and the freedom to fly the skies in his fixed-wing plane. Beneath the surface though, he hides a painful secret. His eldest sibling died in a house fire on a night when Joey called in sick to go flying. For the last ten years, he’s struggled to recapture the sense of family he lost.

All she wants is a good time…

Winery owner Lucy Stone is spunky, stubborn, and fiercely passionate. Determined to keep balance in her life, Lucy works to the bone during the day—giving the winery her heart and soul—and parties all night with lovers who demand little more than her casual company. When a mutual friend buys Lucy a date with Joey at a charity auction, ten years of friendship combusts into something much hotter. Soon, they’re deep in a relationship neither expected.

Exodus (The Exodus Trilogy Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Space Opera

Exodus (The Exodus Trilogy Book 1)

In 2072, Earth faces the ultimate extinction event. In an America turned authoritarian, a race against time begins. To send a starship to a distant planet, where the remains of humanity can survive. Only a small number will be chosen for this final endeavor to save mankind from extinction, and among the contenders only the most resourceful will have a chance.

But while the government wants to choose loyal subjects in order to create another version of the society they have engineered, there are those who secretly conspire to let the starfarers choose their own destiny, free from the bonds of their mother world.

As mankind on Earth faces its final blow, the selected few set course for Aurora, more than 40 light years away!

Follow Tina Hammer, scramjet pilot and officer, Kenneth Taylor, Harvard professor and alienated by the nation he once held so dear, Maria Solis, daughter to one of the richest men in the world, a girl who would never have been chosen, except for her dad’s money, on their various paths toward the greatest adventure in human history.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Evil Deeds (Danforth Saga Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Evil Deeds (Danforth Saga Book 1)

Evil Deeds is the first book in the Bob Danforth series, which includes Terror Cell and The Nostradamus Secret. In this three book series, the reader can follow the lives of Bob & Liz Danforth, and of their son, Michael, from 1971 through 2011. Evil Deeds begins on a sunny spring day in 1971 in a quiet Athenian suburb. Bob & Liz Danforth’s morning begins just like every other morning: Breakfast together, Bob roughhousing with Michael. Then Bob leaves for his U.S. Army unit and the nightmare begins, two-year-old Michael is kidnapped.

So begins a decades-long journey that takes the Danforth family from Michael’s kidnapping and Bob and Liz’s efforts to rescue him, to Bob’s forced separation from the Army because of his unauthorized entry into Bulgaria, to his recruitment by the CIA, to Michael’s commissioning in the Army, to Michael’s capture by a Serb SPETSNAZ team in Macedonia, and to Michael’s eventual marriage to the daughter of the man who kidnapped him as a child. It is the stops along the journey that weave an intricate series of heart-stopping events built around complex, often diabolical characters.

Shell Game

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Shell Game

Shell Game is a financial thriller using the economic environment created by the capital markets meltdown that began in 2007 as the backdrop for a timely, dramatic, and hair-raising tale. Joseph Badal weaves an intricate and realistic story about how a family and its business are put into jeopardy through heavy-handed, arbitrary rules set down by federal banking regulators, and by the actions of a sociopath in league with a corrupt bank regulator.

Like all of Badal’s novels, Shell Game takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of action and intrigue carried on the shoulders of believable, often diabolical characters. Although a work of fiction, Shell Game, through its protagonist Edward Winter, provides an understandable explanation of one of the main reasons the U.S. economy continues to languish. It is a commentary on what federal regulators are doing to the United States banking community today and, as a result, the damage they are inflicting on perfectly sound businesses and private investors across the country and on the overall U.S. economy.

The Actuator: Fractured Earth

 Science Fiction > Adventure

The Actuator: Fractured Earth

On a secret military base tucked in a remote desert mountain, a dangerous machine lies hidden from the American public.

Known as “The Actuator”, this machine is capable of transforming entire communities into alternate realities. In theory, these often terrifying realities are reversible. The scientists in charge of this machine employ operatives called Machine Monks, who attune their minds to manifest single ideas from the realms of fantasy and science fiction. These ideas are then superimposed upon sparsely inhabited areas for testing.

For a while, the enigmatic Actuator cooperates with the experiments, using dampeners to limit the affected area. But those in charge of the project eagerly anticipate exploring the full potential of this amazing device. Experiments progress to where they feed more than twenty different genre ideas simultaneously into the Actuator’s database.

Meanwhile, an unknown saboteur dismantles the dampeners. The effect is catastrophic. The entire world is plunged into chaos, and familiar landscapes become a deadly patchwork of genre horrors. Overnight, the Actuator becomes the worst menace the earth has ever seen, claiming lives in staggering numbers.

Long Way Back to the River Kwai: Memories of World War II

 History > Military > World War II

Long Way Back to the River Kwai: Memories of World War II

Loet Velmans was seventeen when the Germans invaded Holland. He and his family fled to London on the Dutch Coast Guard cutter Seaman’s Hope and then sailed to the Dutch East Indies—now Indonesia—where he joined the Dutch army. In March 1942, the Japanese invaded the archipelago and made prisoners of the Dutch soldiers. For the next three and a half years Velmans and his fellow POWs toiled in slave labor camps, building a railroad through the dense jungle on the Burmese-Thailand border so the Japanese could invade India. Some 200,000 POWs and slave laborers died building this Death Railway. Velmans, though suffering from malaria, dysentery, malnutrition, and unspeakable mistreatment, never gave up hope. Fifty-seven years later he returned to revisit the place where he should have died and where he had buried his closest friend. From that emotional visit sprung this stunning memoir.

The Seventh Victim (Texas Rangers Book 1)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense

The Seventh Victim (Texas Rangers Book 1)

It’s been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared. . .

Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he’s in Austin. . .

He’s always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he’s been waiting to unleash the beast within. And this time, he’ll prove he holds her life in his hands–right before he ends it forever. . .

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