Chris Keniston tops today’s Buffet with Shell Game, a prequel to her “Aloha” series of contemporary romance novels. Set on a Caribbean cruise, the story features quirky characters and the mayhem that follows them both on and off the ship.

A native New Yorker, Chris was on her way to Australia when she fell in love with North Texas. Little did she know the balmy seventy degree October days would turn into fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk heat in August. She’s the author of seven contemporary novels, including a finalist for the prestigious Golden Heart Award.

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Shell Game: Prequel (Aloha Series Book 0)

 Romantic Comedy

Shell Game: Prequel (Aloha Series Book 0)

He’s High Risk… She’s High Stakes.

Tricked into taking a Caribbean cruise, former Navy SEAL Luke “Brooklyn” Chapman is expecting free-flowing booze, bikini-clad women, and an abundance of recreation.

Hardworking Sharla Kramer has her hands full keeping her sticky-fingered grandmother out of trouble. Looking forward to a nice rest while on vacation, the last thing she needs in her life is a high risk Navy SEAL.

Toss in a couple of swindlers, a retired cop, and a few fun-loving ladies in red hats, and a little high seas R&R quickly becomes a lot of high stakes shenanigans!

Dead Wrong (Blackmore Sisters Mystery Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy > Animals

Dead Wrong (Blackmore Sisters Mystery Book 1)

There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface.

Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike.

…Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield.

Suddenly the girls find themselves scrambling to find the real killer while they battle a crooked Sheriff, planted evidence, and a long list of suspects that all had a reason to want Prudence dead.

Handsome Jake Cooper is new to the Noquitt Maine police force, which is exactly why Fiona Blackmoore doesn’t trust him. But with time running out and the evidence against her sister piling up, Fiona has to make a choice – will she trust Jake with her sisters case … and her own heart?

100 Puzzle Quizzes (Interactive Puzzlebook for E-readers)

 Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games

100 Puzzle Quizzes (Interactive Puzzlebook for E-readers)

Discover the 1st volume of the Top Rated Puzzlebook: Puzzle Quizzes series, versions for e-readers. In this brand-new puzzle collection you will find 100 pictorial, hand-crafted puzzle quizzes in different themes: logic, visual, spatial, counting, geometry, matchstick, coins, searching, and much more.

Puzzlebook is specially designed for playing on any Kindle e-reader or tablet, as well on any other devices using a free Kindle app. Be sure to play it on different devices for more fun and comfort.

Let Me In (The Invisibles)

 Romance > New Adult

Let Me In (The Invisibles)

Grant is damaged, selfish, and undeserving of love…or so he thinks.

Jessa is happy, in love, and has overcome her past…or so she thinks.

Grant and Jessa can’t stop thinking about one another since being introduced at a party a month ago. And despite their differences, they can’t seem to stay away from each other either. However, both are hiding secrets of less-than-perfect pasts, fearing what will happen when those mistakes come to light. As they grow closer, they each battle their own insecurities, and neither believes that they are worthy of the kind of love that they both still want. So if it’s true that opposites attract, what happens when the similarities begin to surface?

Deadly Conditions (David Wolf Book 4)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals

Deadly Conditions (David Wolf Book 4)

Rocky Points, a small town in the mountains of Colorado, has just been hit with an epic snowstorm, and while skiers at the resort are enjoying deep turns and face shots, the rest of the people in town are struggling to dig themselves out.

When a dead body is uncovered — brutally murdered and clearly marked with some sort of cryptic message — Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies are put on the clock, left scrambling to find a committed killer, and stop him before the corpses start piling higher than the snow.

Wolf decides he’ll stop at nothing to halt the killings, and when his investigation leads him to corruption involving the highest authorities, he’s forced to gamble everything–life, limb, and his entire career–in order to unveil the truth.

Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority and Promote Your Service-Based Business

 Business & Money > Marketing & Sales

Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business

Manipulative sales tactics, long sales letters with big and bold headlines, and spammy emails aren’t the only way to get visibility and capture sales online. Own Your Niche brings authenticity back to internet marketing, teaching you how to showcase your business with practical, easy-to-use strategies that you can implement yourself.

You will learn how to:
• Identify and connect with your target audience
• Turn up the traffic generation on your website
• Build an effective blog
• Get results with social media—in less than an hour per day
• Distribute content that demonstrates your authority in your field
• Create email marketing campaigns that build loyalty
• Handle your own PR and get media to come to you
• Add online revenue streams to your business
• Generate exposure with proven offline methods including professional speaking, direct mail campaigns, and publishing

Also included are interviews with successful service-based business owners who share how they have built their audiences and created successful enterprises.

The Sheriff Catches a Bride (Cowboys of Chance Creek, Book 5)

 Romance > Westerns

The Sheriff Catches a Bride (Cowboys of Chance Creek, Book 5)

When county sheriff Cab Johnson gets a hunch, he’s learned to trust it, and his hunch tells him Rose Bellingham is in a peck of trouble. Bad enough he’s in love with her, bad enough she’s already engaged to Jason Thayer. He’s got to figure out what she’s hiding before he loses her for good.

Rose can’t stand one more person meddling in her business, even if that person is a handsome, eligible sheriff. She’s been controlled for far too long. But since her fiancé’s father is both her boss and landlord, she can’t dump Jason until she’s got somewhere to run. She’s found the perfect place: a patch of forest outside town. But with Cab watching her every move, she’s hard pressed to finish her hideaway so she can make her escape. Meanwhile, she’s not the only one with problems. Can she find a way to help her friends, too?

Just when Cab solves one mystery, more pop up. Where does Rose keep disappearing to? What’s wrong with Mia Start? Why is Hannah Chatham lying to her fiancé? At least he’s let Rose know he’s interested. And if he’s not mistaken, she’s interested, too.

The ABC’s of Christmas

 Christian Living > Holidays > Christmas

The ABC's of Christmas

Sometimes in our spiritual journey we need to start at the very beginning. When it comes to Christmas, it’s good for all of us to see through the tinsel and fantasy to the great story of Bethlehem.

During this Advent journey we’re going to let each letter of the alphabet teach us something important about the Christmas story. Along the way we’ll meet the Wise Men, the shepherds, and a bad king named Herod. We’ll also meet Joseph and Mary. Best of all, we’ll meet the One whose birthday we celebrate.

Throughout this 26-day devotional, Ray Pritchard shines new light on the events of the first Christmas. Experience Christ in a new way as we journey through Advent from A-Z.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

Cold Case Squad

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled

Cold Case Squad

A man and a woman are shot dead at a strip club in Miami Beach. A few hours later, an explosion in a garage rocks a child’s birthday party and burns a father of three to death. The murders go unsolved and the fire is chalked up to an accident.

But was it an accident? Twelve years later, a blonde walks in to the Miami Police Department’s Cold Case Squad — which Buchanan fans will remember from The Ice Maiden — and complains that she’s been seeing her husband everywhere she goes. Trouble is, he’s been dead for twelve years. In Buchanan’s characteristic voice, “Some guys just don’t know when to let go.”

As the Cold Case Squad unearths the details of the strip club deaths and the dead or missing father — as well as the unsolved killings of a series of little old ladies — readers get to know the three cops and their boss: veteran homicide detective Sergeant Craig Burch, whose marriage has turned into a case he can’t solve; Detective Sam Stone, for whom the past will always be a mystery; Detective Pete Nazario, airlifted out of Cuba during “Operation Pedro Pan” in the 1960s; and Lieutenant K. C. Riley, for whom one case will never grow cold.

Material Girl (The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters)

 Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women

Material Girl (The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters)

In the first book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a spoiled socialite discovers the best things in life are worth working for.

Robin Lear’s extravagant lifestyle is the envy of every socialite in Texas—until a personal tragedy changes everything. Her father, shipping tycoon Aaron Lear, announces he has just months to live. Determined to teach his spoiled daughter one final life lesson, Aaron demotes her from her cushy job in the family business and sends her to work for an insufferable manager. Now, for the first time in her life, Robin will have to earn her place in the world—and the sexy new contractor renovating her house may be just the man to show her how.

Jake Manning never had it easy, and after years of hard work, he’s finally ready to settle down and enjoy the fruits of his labor. Yet one look at gorgeous Robin Lear is all it takes to turn his carefully laid plans upside down. Jake knows better than to mix business with pleasure, but that’s before he realizes there’s more to this trust-fund princess than meets the eye. Taking a chance on her means taking a chance on love—and Jake knows all too well that the best things in life are worth the effort.

To Honor You Call Us (Man of War Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Space Opera

To Honor You Call Us (Man of War Book 1)

The Terran Union is engaged in a vast interstellar war against the Krag, ruthless aliens intent on exterminating humankind. In 2315, the wily Max Robichaux is given command of the USS Cumberland, a destroyer with state-of-the-art capabilities but a combat record so bad, she’s known as the “Cumberland Gap.”

Capt. Robichaux’s first mission: to take his warship to the Free Corridor, where the Krag have secretly been buying strategic materials, and to seize or destroy any ships carrying enemy cargo. Far from the fleet and under enforced radio silence, Max relies only on his determination and guile…and the support and friendship of his chief medical officer, the brilliant Dr. Sahin.

Because even as he deals with the ship’s onboard problems and the stress of carrying out her risky assignment, Max and the doctor discover that the Cumberland and her misfit crew are all that stands in the way of a deadly Krag attack that threatens to end the war—and humanity—once and for all.

1969: The Year Everything Changed

 History > United States > 20th Century

1969: The Year Everything Changed

In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood produced Easy Rider; Kurt Vonnegut published Slaughterhouse-Five; punk music was born; and there was murder at Altamont Speedway. Compelling, timely, and a blast to read, 1969 chronicles the year in culture and society, sports, music, film, politics, and technology. This rich, comprehensive history is perfect for those who survived 1969 or for those who simply want to feel as though they did.

LEAP (Breakthrough Book 2)

 Technothrillers

LEAP (Breakthrough Book 2)

One year ago, a remarkable breakthrough changed what it means to be human. Now from a new research center in Puerto Rico, Alison Shaw and her team are about to stun the world, again.

Less than a thousand miles away, a mysterious ship is spotted off the quiet coast of Guyana. Strange circumstances attract the attention of the U.S. Navy, including naval investigators John Clay and Steve Caesare. They soon find that a Chinese crew is making mysterious trips into the jungle under the cover of darkness. Someone has made a surprising discovery beneath the shrouded canopies of South America. One that will change everything.

As they race to piece the puzzle together, Clay and Caesare begin to uncover a string of secrets with frightening consequences. The discovery of the century has been made…and someone is prepared to fight for it.

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