K.M. Scott tops today’s Buffet with Crash Into Me, the first book in her “Heart of Stone” romantic suspense series.

K.M. is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy contemporary fiction. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading a book, watching tv or movies, or cooking a new dish for family and friends.

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Crash Into Me (Heart of Stone Book 1)

 Romantic Suspense

Crash Into Me (Heart of Stone Book 1)

What would you give up for everything?

Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed.

He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price.

The world he gave me fulfilled my wildest dreams, but would that be enough when the past crashed into the present?

Final Notice: A Damaged Goods Mystery

 Mystery > Women Sleuths

Final Notice: A Damaged Goods Mystery

She’s serving up mayhem in the Magic City….

FINAL STRAW
Dishing out bad news is Jackie Parker’s job until her boss grabs her assets one time too many and she serves him her notice and hopes he chokes on it. There must be a better way for a certified process server to make a living in Miami than working for a lousy lecherous lawyer. Whatever Jackie decides, her number one priority is spending time with her husband, Luke, preferably without his brother Logan—AKA the Dark Prince.

FINAL WARNING
Despite Logan’s objections, Luke asks her to join forces in their own property management team, Damaged Goods. Drawing the line between professional and personal lives proves challenging though, especially with Logan serving her an ultimatum—tell Luke the truth about what really happened the night they first met or he will. Sexual harassment is looking better and better.

FINAL NOTICE
Fester Gomez is three months behind on his rent for his pricey South Beach condo and Damaged Goods is on the job. Either they convince the tenant to pay up or he’ll face eviction. The simple task turns deadly when the team discovers Gomez missing and a Jane Doe slowly decomposing in his bathtub. Serving a killer up to justice, wrestling family secrets—it’s just another day on the job for Damaged Goods.

“…a very likable, sympathetic, savvy and smart heroine.” ~Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author

November Surprise: A Lucy Bricker Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Romance

November Surprise: A Lucy Bricker Novel

• Twenty years
• Six presidential elections
• One consuming love affair

For Lucy Jones, the distinction between love and politics is hazy at best. Both can be all-consuming, and either can lead to a heart-breaking loss or an exhilarating win. Whatever the case, if you’re seen as a loser, you probably are one. Lucy first learns this lesson in 1988, when she’s a shy girl, battling a high school bully and rooting for Dukakis. Through the years Lucy will experience stunning victories and agonizing defeats as she makes the choices that define her. Meanwhile, she also struggles to define her relationship with Monty, who comes in and out of her life like the changes in public opinion. Is Monty simply a one-night stand, a kindred spirit, or the love of her life? And by 2008, can he offer her a change to believe in?

Over the course of twenty years and six presidential elections, Lucy grows and adjusts with the times. Filled with snarky political and pop-culture references, November Surprise is about the journey we take to believe in a candidate, in love, and in ourselves.

November Surprise is a companion piece to Campaign Promises, which is free on Amazon. They can be read in either order. Both have a liberal slant.

Out of the Dust: Story of an Unlikely Missionary

 Biographies & Memoirs

Out of the Dust: Story of an Unlikely Missionary

“Don’t waste your pain,” says unlikely missionary Avis Goodhart. She didn’t – and neither should you.

Despite a background of childhood abuse, dyslexia, and marital infidelity, Avis took her first international mission trip at age fifty. The church, school, and orphanage she later founded in northern Peru, all products of both her pain and her radical obedience to the Lord, have brought thousands of others out of the dust. This compelling story of an ordinary woman who serves God in extraordinary ways will challenge, inspire, and empower you to:

• Eliminate excuses from your life
• Recognize that in God’s kingdom, availability matters more than ability
• Allow your pain to produce – not prevent – your obedience
• Serve the Lord with the same abandon shown by one unlikely missionary

Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs

 Humor > Essays

Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs

Do you often forget the words for common things, like “husband” or “sink”? Have you suddenly found subzero temperatures pleasant? Are your body parts starting to move south for the winter, spring, summer . . . ?

Midlife and menopause can be . . . what was I going to say? Oh, yeah, they can be challenging times. But there are plenty of reasons to be thankful, too. Laura Jensen Walker went into early menopause after her bout with breast cancer. In this book, she celebrates life and helps you laugh in the midst of hot flashes and memory loss.

As in Thanks for the Mammogram!, Laura shares hilarious vignettes and words of wisdom from her experience and those of other women who have “been there, done that,” are there, or are headed into “mentalpause.” Don’t worry when you find yourself entering “fuddy-duddydom” or looking at your mother’s face in the mirror; turn down the air-conditioning and join Laura for a lot of laughs instead.

Wake for Me (Life or Death Series Book 1)

 Romance > New Adult

Wake for Me (Life or Death Series Book 1)

If you woke up and met the man of your dreams, would you believe he was real?

When winery heiress Viola Bellerose has a fight with her “up and coming” Irish rock star boyfriend, she blows off steam in true diva fashion—by making out with a hot stranger in a bar and promptly crashing her Mercedes into the East River. Whoops.

Now Viola spends her days trapped inside the prison of her own body. When she isn’t eavesdropping on the private conversations of her hospital caretakers, Viola is lost in a world of vivid and terrifying dreams, in which a tall and brooding doctor appears in a sizzling romantic role.

First year intern Sam Philips is barely surviving his complicated life, juggling family drama, the pressure of looming exams, and competition with his fellow interns. His daily solace is the time he spends with his favorite patient, the young girl he’s nicknamed Sleeping Beauty. Convinced that Viola will eventually pull through and wake up, Sam spends hours at her bedside, telling her everything from the minute details of his day to some of his deepest secrets.

But what Sam doesn’t know is that his Sleeping Beauty is aware. That he’s the only thing still tethering Viola to reality. That she’s falling for him.

Sleepless (Bird of Stone Book 1)

 Fantasy > Superheroes

Sleepless (Bird of Stone Book 1)

My name is Alex Mills, and I have a superpower.

Don’t be jealous, it sucks. I can’t control it. My mind is a mutinous SOB that takes over when I go to sleep. I’m just a girl trying to get some shut eye while it decides to throw a rager that can land me just about anywhere in the world.

The base of the Eiffel Tower.
The shore on the coast Ireland.
The third baseline at Wrigley Field.

Sounds exciting and fun, right? Wrong. My not so superpower is unpredictable, uncontrollable and annoying as hell. It’s also how I met Nick.

Every cloud has a silver lining. Nick is mine.

Nick is extraordinary as well. He can’t feel fear. Never has, never will. It’s worked out for him as a PJ in the Air Force, one of the most dangerous jobs in the military, but where it’s not helpful is with his social skills. Nick is cold, distant and apathetic.

He’s also my hero. And if he’s to be believed, I’m his.

River of Eden

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense

River of Eden

Romantic Suspense and Adventure on the Amazon River
“One of THE most breathtaking and phenomenal adventure tales to come along in years! [Tara Janzen] has created an instant adventure classic…get your hands on a copy of this book today!” — Jill M. Smith RT Book Reviews
WINNER – Best Romantic Suspense 2002 RT

A LOST WORLD
In the heart of the rain forest lies a prize Dr. Annie Parrish is willing to risk her life for, a legendary orchid that will put her name in the history books – if she can find it. With her resources dwindling and time running out, only one man comes cheap enough and is skilled enough to take her deeper into the savage reaches of the Great Green Hell known as the Amazon.

A ROGUE SCIENTIST
William Sanchez Travers has macaw feathers tied in his hair, a week’s worth of beard, and a shaman’s crystal hanging around his neck, convincing Annie that even the wildest stories she’s heard about him don’t tell the tale. A Harvard-trained botanist, the once world-renowned professor lost his reputation – and some say his mind – when he vanished from his camp on the Rio Cauaburi and disappeared for a year in the forest. Now he’s back, in a seedy waterfront bar with a beer in his hand and a mulatto woman doing the lambada on his lap – and against every ounce of common sense she has, Annie’s about to make him an offer.

ONCE THEIR JOURNEY BEGINS, THERE’S NO TURNING BACK
The last thing Will needs is a woman whose secrets run as deep and dark as his own. A renegade in her own right, the legendary Amazon Annie is a magnet for trouble – and he’s already got plenty. He’s out to destroy a devil named Corisco Vargas, before the twisted army major can unleash his nightmarish forces on the whole of the Amazon.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The Fire of Home (A Powell Springs Novel)

 Historical Romance

The Fire of Home (A Powell Springs Novel)

A scandalous homecoming
When Amy Layton’s family learned she planned to steal her sister’s fiancé, Amy left home in disgrace. But in 1922, she returns to Powell Springs to escape the violent man she married. Despite the town’s gossip, Amy is determined to rebuild her shattered life with the boardinghouse she inherited…and little else.

A terrible secret
Deputy sheriff Baxter Duncan senses there’s more to Amy, his new landlady, than the rumors claim. Yet Bax respects her privacy. After all, a painful secret haunts him, too. And now that he’s found a future in Powell Springs, he refuses to let his dark and wretched past destroy everything he’s built.

A redemptive journey
As Amy struggles to make amends with her family, she finds a kindred spirit in Bax. But just as they begin to trust each other, a new visitor arrives in town—and this person knows enough to ruin them both. After so much pain, can Amy and Bax still fight for their dreams…and win?

Dissension (The Blood Inheritance Trilogy)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

Author: Adrienne Monson

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Dissension (The Blood Inheritance Trilogy)

Leisha used to be a loving mother with a perfect family, but that was more than 2,000 years ago. Though she holds the memory of that time dear to her heart, she must now focus on trying to escape the eternal and bloody war between her kind—the Vampires—and the Immortals, an undying race sworn to destroy her people. Leisha soon finds herself captured by the government, only to be saved by a young and mysterious human girl. What follows is the beginning of a long and tortuous journey as Leisha and her newfound friend run for their lives while searching for the one thing that can bring an end to the conflict—the prophecy child.

How To Succeed At Aging Without Really Dying

 Humor > Self-Help & Psychology

How To Succeed At Aging Without Really Dying

Lyla Blake Ward’s How to Succeed at Aging Without Really Dying is a wry, witty, and wise collection of essays about living in a world of bubble packs you can’t open, electronics you can’t turn on, polls you’re not deemed worthy of taking, and expiration dates you can only hope don’t apply to you. Most of all, it’s about the difficulties of staying on the planet when it’s spinning out of control.

While taking a humorous look at health, grandparenthood, computers, and social issues, How to Succeed… answers such pressing questions as: What brand of yogurt guarantees you will live to 110? Can older people really shop online, or is the “submit order” button visible only to users under 30? And how many pixels does it take to win your grandchild’s affection?

As we get older, we can whine or complain about our losses–memory, muscles, and mobility–or we can roll with the paunches. This book rolls.

Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse… One Beer at a Time

 Horror

Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... One Beer at a Time

Charlie Campbell was your average, balding, thirty-year-old alcoholic with a dead-end job and a penchant for shambling through life one mistake after another. However, none of that mattered following the sudden arrival of a mysterious sickness that brought with it infected mobs of zombie-like creatures thirsting for the flesh of the living.

Trapped in a Chicago apartment the morning after a raucous bachelor party, Charlie and his old fraternity buddies must battle for survival against the cannibalistic horde, a military invasion and their own rampant stupidity.

With supplies, common sense and brain cells dwindling by the hour, the motley crew — including a racist cop, a Sri Lankan used car salesman, a stoner landlord and a pet raccoon — must pull out all the stops to avoid joining the ranks of the dead.

If you like zombies, action and humor, crack a beer, pull up a barstool, and prepare for one wild ride!

Daisy McDare And The Deadly Legal Affair (Cozy Mystery) (Daisy McDare Cozy Creek Mystery Book 2)

 Mystery > Cozy

Daisy McDare And The Deadly Legal Affair (Cozy Mystery) (Daisy McDare Cozy Creek Mystery Book 2)

Welcome to Cozy Creek, a quaint tourist town nestled along the Pacific Coast.

Daisy McDare is busy nursing a broken heart, trying to build up her interior decorator business, and baking cookies when murder strikes Cozy Creek.

At first she leaves the investigation to Chris Crumple, the local bumbling police detective. But when Crumple arrests the wrong suspect, Daisy takes the investigation into her own hands.

Cracking the case won’t be easy. She’ll need help from her pastry-baking best friend Samantha, her wise-cracking Granny Annie, and her trusty West Highland Terrier Shamus.

It’s up to Daisy McDare to find the murderer in Cozy Creek before they strike again.

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