Shawn Inmon tops today’s Buffet with Second Chance Christmas, a 9,000 word short story. It’s the first installment in the “Second Chance Love” series, but can be read as a standalone story. There is no cliffhanger.

shawnShawn is originally from Mossyrock, a very small town in rural Washington State. He’s been a real estate broker in Enumclaw, Washington, for the past 20 years. Prior to that, he worked as a short-order cook, travelling T-shirt salesman, radio DJ, Cutco Cutlery sales rep, department store buyer, video store manager, crab fisherman, Kirby vacuum cleaner salesman, business consultant, and public speaker. He married his high school sweetheart Dawn, and together they have five daughters, five grandchildren and two chocolate labs named Hershey and Sadie.

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Second Chance Christmas (Second Chance Love Story Book 1)

 Fiction > Holidays > Short Stories

Second Chance Christmas (Second Chance Love Story Book 1)

Sometimes, a Christmas miracle is needed.

Steve and Elizabeth have led lonely lives for many years. An unlikely encounter on a Christmas tree lot could change everything–if they have the courage to overcome a lifetime’s doubt and fears.

Down for the Count (A Dare Me Novel)

 Romantic Comedy

Down for the Count (A Dare Me Novel)

Truth or dare…

When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she’s saved by her best friend’s older brother–childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen’s solution to her problem is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can’t promise anything beyond today?

…or TKO?

Galen had been counting on Lacey’s wedding to put her out of reach–and out of his mind–once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey’s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey’s resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.

Chasing Perfection Vol. 1

 Romance > Coming of Age

Chasing Perfection Vol. 1

They all think they can sleep their way to the top – blondes, brunettes and redheads. That is, until they meet me. My name is DeVon Ricci and I’m an asshole. At least they all seem to think so. But I don’t give a shit because they never last long. Two or three weeks tops, then they’re gone. Not that it matters. There’s always another talent waiting to take a seat on the casting couch, but I’ve yet to find what I’m looking for. I know what I want and I won’t settle for less. I’m always chasing perfection.

The embodiment of the American dream, DeVon Ricci had come to America from Italy when he was a teenager and then, with hard work and perseverance, had worked his way up in a cutthroat industry to emerge as the head of one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. Now it looks like he has everything he could ever want, except for the perfect woman.

The Governess Affair (The Brothers Sinister)

 Historical Romance > Victorian

The Governess Affair (The Brothers Sinister)

The start of a critically acclaimed historical romance series by New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan…

Hugo Marshall earned the nickname “the Wolf of Clermont” for his ruthless ambition–a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When he’s ordered to get rid of a pestering governess by fair means or foul, it’s just another day at work.

But after everything Miss Serena Barton has been through at the hands of his employer, she is determined to make him pay. She won’t let anyone stop her–not even the man that all of London fears. They might call Hugo Marshall the Wolf of Clermont, but even wolves can be brought to heel…

Foreign Enemies And Traitors (The Enemies Trilogy Book 3)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Foreign Enemies And Traitors (The Enemies Trilogy Book 3)

Foreign Enemies And Traitors” is set in the near future in an America that is creeping steadily toward socialist tyranny, in the midst of the second Great Depression. A year after earthquakes have devastated the Tennessee Valley, survivors are resisting demands by the federal government to relocate to FEMA refugee centers. United States National Guard units have proven ineffective at forcing these survivors out of the earthquake-damaged regions, due to their reluctance to employ deadly force against fellow Americans. As a result, the president has invited so-called foreign peacekeeping battalions to do the work of forcibly relocating the holdouts. The novel follows a small group of determined survivors in their resistance to the foreign enemies, and the American traitors who are their allies.

Without a Trace: The Rock Harbor Series

 Christian Fiction > Romance > Mystery & Suspense

Without a Trace: The Rock Harbor Series

When a plane carrying Bree Nicholls’ husband and son disappears, her life changes forever. Her relentless determination to find them starts an investigation that links their disappearance to a violent crime threatening to tear the peaceful town of Rock Harbor apart.

Mystery fans will love this exciting new series from best-selling author Colleen Coble. Set in the untamed beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Rock Harbor Series is full of suspense and romance, drawing you into the life and operation of a canine search-and-rescue team as it unravels the secrets of an enchanting wilderness.

When a plane carrying Bree Nicholls’ husband and son disappears, her life changes forever. Her relentless determination to find them starts an investigation that links their disappearance to a violent crime threatening to tear the peaceful town of Rock Harbor apart.

SILENT JUSTICE (Det. Jason Strong CLEAN SUSPENSE Book 4)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals

SILENT JUSTICE (Det. Jason Strong (CLEAN SUSPENSE Book 4)

Can vengeance bring justice? Is revenge really something sweet?

Vanessa is back with Jason, and they have to solve a mystery in order to stop the killing, before the deadly plan is complete.

Someone is seeking their own justice, and the detectives must find the answer in time to save lives.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Power Revealed (The Elementers Book 1)

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

Power Revealed (The Elementers Book 1)

After the death of his best friend and moving to a new school, fifteen-year-old Justin Wilder is sure his life couldn’t get worse. That is, until he falls for someone else’s girlfriend and discovers he can control the powers of nature-most of the time.

Suddenly, people he never knew existed want to control him, fearing what he can do, or manipulate him for their own purposes.

When he learns that his best friend’s death might not have been an accident, his search for the truth uncovers a deadly conspiracy. If he’s going to catch his friend’s killer and prevent many more lives from being lost, he must figure out who he can trust and gain control of his powers before he becomes the biggest danger of all.

Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

 Biographies & Memoirs > Authors

Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

Born into a prominent, sophisticated Jewish family who spend time in Europe and live in the Middle East, author Jean Naggar’s coming of age memoir tells the story of her protected youth in an exotic multicultural milieu. To Naggar her childhood seemed a magical time that would never come to an end. But in 1956, Egyptian President Nasser’s nationalizing of the Suez Canal set in motion events that would change her life forever.An enchanted way of life suddenly ended by multinational hostilities, her close-knit extended family is soon scattered far and wide.

Naggar’s own family moves to London where she finishes her schooling and is swept into adulthood and the challenge of new horizons in America. Speaking for a different wave of immigrants whose Sephardic origins highlight the American Jewish story through an unfamiliar lens, Naggar traces her personal journey through lost worlds and difficult transitions, exotic locales and strong family values. The story resonates for all in this poignant exploration of the innocence of childhood in a world breaking apart.

The Sweetest Thing (Just Desserts Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary

The Sweetest Thing (Just Desserts Book 1)

Love is the best treat of all. . .When the owner of Memphis’s most mouthwatering bakery, Just Desserts, suddenly dies, pastry chef Quentin Elliott and his brother, office manager Troy Elliott, are distraught. Everett “Pop” Donovan was more than their boss, he was a beloved mentor. So they’re shocked to learn that Pop left the business to his beautiful, estranged daughter—a woman they know nothing about—and who knows nothing about running a bakery…

Harper Donovan intends to sell off Just Desserts as quickly as possible. She has no interest in Memphis, much less sweets. However, handsome Quentin has definitely sparked her appetite—and business aside, the feeling is irresistibly mutual. But soon a powerful, smooth-talking rival appears, vying for Harper’s heart and her bakery. Harper might have a taste for Memphis after all—and Quentin might have to prove he’s exactly what she craves. . .

Eggplant Alley

 Young Adult > Historical Fiction

Eggplant Alley

The hero of Cataneo’s intensely moving novel is thirteen-year-old Nicky Martini who lives in an apartment complex, known as Eggplant Alley, in the Bronx in 1970 and struggles to cope with a changing family, a changing neighborhood, and a changing world. Long-haired hippies, racial tension, and the divisive Viet Nam war leave Nicky longing for the good old days.

Nicky’s complaints and remembrances revolve around the five things that ruined his childhood: the nosebleed he received from President Kennedy; the Great Northeast Blackout (which he thought he caused); the end of neighborhood stickball games; the departure to Viet Nam of his beloved big brother, Roy; and Roy’s hippie girlfriend, Margalo. With Roy overseas for a year, Nicky is left behind with two distracted, worried parents. And for him, enough is enough. He decides to do something about the endless downward spiral of events. He decides to lead a crusade to revive neighborhood stickball, which he is sure will spark a return to all that was innocent and beautiful about the good old days. In the course of his year-long quest, Nicky confronts an ancient fortune-teller from the second floor; Willie Mays; his father’s deep, dark secret from World War II; neighborhood bullies; and a huge romantic crush on Margalo.

Contract with a SEAL (Special Ops: Homefront Book 3)

 Romance > Holidays

Contract with a SEAL (Special Ops: Homefront Book 3)

Desperate to shake herself free from the humiliation of a very public divorce, TV financial correspondent Vi Owens makes a deal with a Navy SEAL Commander who can wipe her slate clean:

One date in the public eye. One night of unrivaled temptation. No strings attached.

Just weeks before he deploys, Captain Joe Shey can’t resist the intriguing offer from the sister-in-law of a fellow SEAL. As Commander of the Teams in Little Creek, however, there’s something he’ll need in return… something that makes Vi realize she’s struck a deal with a man she can’t resist.

But when tragedy strikes and a life is shattered, Vi and the hardened SEAL might discover a depth of passion they never knew existed…

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