To repeat from yesterday: Unfortunately, it seems likely that the publication of Kindle Buffet could be interrupted during the next few days. A major snowstorm and power outages are predicted here in the Washington, D.C., area. If it happens, let’s hope it doesn’t last more than a day or two.
Life isn’t easy–especially when you’re the reclusive daughter of a melodramatic attorney openly mocked for his commercials, and a free-spirited mother who gives art lessons in the nude. Their over the top personalities make it easy for the sheltered and introverted Magnolia Berrybush to swim in a sea of anonymity–until the day she finally snaps.
Desperate to break free from a clandestine world above her parents’ garage, she devises a plan to make her mark–serial killing! Unfortunately, she discovers that her heart and stomach aren’t ready to handle the life of a cold-blooded murderer, so she’s forced to move on to plan B.
During her ill-fated attempt at achieving infamy, Magnolia meets Honey LeReaux, a hooker who is well past her prime. Ironically, Magnolia begins to blossom as she plunges head first into a seedy world, but she also realizes that smutty books and adult films have done little to prepare her for the real world.
Mesmerized: Brandon Book One (The Hollywood Tales 1)
How do you move on when the man who broke your heart is on the front of every tabloid cover, movie poster, and the star of half a dozen cologne commercials?
Three years ago, Charity McAdams was dumped by her fiance on the night of their rehearsal dinner.
Just as she is finally ready to get on with her life and move beyond her past heartbreak, life throws Charity a curveball she could never have envisioned. Sure, she’s now in a serious relationship with James, a handsome businessman (who knows how to cook!), and everyone is saying that a proposal is just around the corner…
But there’s one problem.
The Dead Road: Vol. 1 – Isolation
It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. It turned out to be the complete opposite…
A camping trip in the mountains of Vermont is interrupted when a group of friends discover there has been a zombie outbreak. Having been disconnected from the world for the past week, and one of their group already bitten, the friends have to make their way down the mountain and find safety.
Can the group cover miles of dark woods on foot while trying to avoid getting overtaken by the undead? What caused the outbreak? Are there any other survivors?
Read on to find out…
Dark Application: ONE (The Dark Application Series Book 1)
Dark Application: ONE is the new technothriller fans are already comparing to the genre’s greats. From the creative genius of the Pendergast books from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child to the techno savvy of Michael Crichton; readers can’t get enough. The fast pacing and tight plot control has some comparing it to the Bourne books from Robert Ludlum.
What is it about this novel that has fans already clamoring for the sequel?Perhaps it’s the plausibility of the technology, the conspiracy, and above all, the unlikely hero. At the center of this newtechnothriller is Luke Jeffers, a regular guy about to become extraordinary.A college student in Virginia, he finds himself caught up in a technological conspiracy beyond his understanding.
OPERATION: DATE ESCAPE
Since her divorce two years before, Kelsie Collins has been determined to guard her heart and steer clear of seemingly ‘perfect’ men. An easy task considering the kind of men her matchmaking mother and her best friend, Nanci, keeps setting her up with. She allows them to set her up, knowing their hearts are in the right place and that there is no risk of her letting any man close enough to hurt her again. Her growing experience in ways to slip out of those ‘dates from hell’ prompts her to start writing a bad date survival guide. One aptly titled – OPERATION: DATE ESCAPE. And it’s during one of those escapes that sexier than sin firefighter Cole Maxwell comes to her rescue.
Cole isn’t sure what to think when the sexy redhead he’s just ‘rescued’ from a bad date informs him that he’s too ‘perfect’ to date. That’s a first. He’s had relationships end because the women couldn’t handle the risks that go along with his chosen profession, but never because he’s too perfect.
Surviving: Post Apocalyptic America (The Adventures of John Harris Book 1)
This is a conservative view of what can happen in our future. Rogue government officials conspires with Iran and a major drug lord to reshape the world. Over 16 major US and many foreign cities have been nuked. The USA has lost all electronics due to several EMP blasts. The USA has reverted to lawless gangs and thugs taking over cities. The US Government is forcing most citizens into work camps for their protection.
This is a post-apocalyptic story about how a hero, John Harris, leads a group of people in rebuilding the country after a coalition of rogue US Government agents, Islamic Terrorists, and Drug Cartels kill over 200 million people in the USA and Western Europe with nuclear bombs and nuclear EMP blasts . The rogue Department of Homeland Security is relocating citizens to re-education camps and killing anyone who resists. There is no electricity and food and water are running out.
Woman on Top
What happens when you love everything about a man except for who he is?
A touching, tender, maddening, mystifying novel about love and a woman finding her inner strength.
After the death of her husband, Kate finally finds the courage to reenter the dating scene where she falls prey to Len. A powerful Wall Street banker, Len’s wealth and influence become the compelling aphrodisiac that draws Kate into his world. It’s not long before Len begins to strategically acquire Kate’s heart in the same calculated way he lands multibillion-dollar deals – by pouncing on the vulnerable and taking control.
Lured by the excitement and glamour she finds on Len’s arm, Kate struggles with what he can offer her and her children against what’s really important to her – love, respect and honesty.
The Kill Room (Lincoln Rhyme Book 11)
It was a “million-dollar bullet,” a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.
The nation’s most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim’s steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.
When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating all evidence–including the witnesses–Lincoln’s investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.
Monster in His Eyes
Ignazio Vitale is not a good man.
I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I’m thinking before I even do.
It’s alarming and alluring. It’s dark and deadly. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession.
It doesn’t take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it’s too late. He has secrets, secrets I can’t fathom, secrets that make it so I can’t walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that’s both terrifying and thrilling. He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything.
I want to hate him.
When Diane Downs and her three children were shot on a quiet, country road, residents of Springfield, Oregon, were frightened. A bushy haired stranger had flagged down their car, Diane told police, as she described how the man had coldly opened fire on her sleeping children. Despite the fact she was shot, too, the young mother managed to drive to the hospital in time to save all but one child. But something about her story was fishy, and detectives began to suspect Diane was lying. Was it possible that she was the shooter? Absolutely not, her supporters insisted. Diane, they said, adored her children. When investigators suggested a motive, Diane was indignant. Not only would she never harm her own children, she certainly would never do it for the reason detectives suggested. Was the attractive blonde the wonderful mother she claimed to be?
Lethal Bond: Jamie Bond Mysteries book #3
Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And her luck may have just run out.
P.I. Jamie Bond knows there’s corruption in the Los Angeles County D.A.’s office. What she doesn’t know is how far it runs and if her on-again, off-again love interest, A.D.A. Aiden Prince, is involved. Is he aware of the danger lurking in his halls of justice? Is he dating his exotic beauty of a co-chair? And why are drug dealers making middle of the night calls to the D.A.? Jamie is determined to find out. But between one case of an “open marriage” wife who fears her husband is secretly monogamous, an Elvis obsessed musician crushing on her employee, and an over-sexed baby-boomer father, Jamie has her hands full. Not to mention one hot photographer, Danny Flynn, who seems determined to take their relationship from “best friend” to “best night of her life.” The boundaries between personal and professional blur in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one can be trusted…and not everyone will make it out alive.
Late Edition (Godmothers Book 3)
Teresa “Toots” Loudenberry has a knack for finding adventure, even when she’s not looking for it. But ever since Sophie convinced her friends to start holding regular séances, life in Los Angeles is getting a little too dramatic even for Toots’s tastes. When Ida receives a message from the beyond suggesting that her late husband was murdered, a spooked Toots decides it’s time the Godmothers left LA for her hometown of Charleston. . .
Meanwhile, Mavis has been acting suspiciously, mailing packages in bulk and refusing to divulge what she’s up to. She should know by now that Ida, Toots, and Sophie will never let secrets rest or ignore a friend in need. And when the Godmothers discover that whoever killed Ida’s husband has plans for Ida too, they’ll do what they do best–rally together, concoct a daring plan, and show the world there is no match for these four formidable friends. . .
Grunt Life (A Task Force Ombra Novel Book 1)
Benjamin Carter Mason died last night. Maybe he threw himself off a bridge into Los Angeles Harbor, or maybe he burned to death in a house fire in San Pedro; it doesn’t really matter. Today, Mason’s starting a new life. He’s back in boot camp, training for the only war left that matters a damn.
For years, their spies have been coming to Earth, learning our weaknesses. Our governments knew, but they did nothing—the prospect was too awful, the costs too high—and now, the horrifying and utterly inhuman Cray are laying waste to our cities. The human race is a heartbeat away from extinction. That is, unless Mason, and the other men and women of Task Force OMBRA, can do anything about it.
This is a time for heroes. For killers. For Grunts.
Ryker (Steele Brothers #1)
Mackenzie Steele assumed she’d be with her husband forever. He’s still her best friend and the father of her children. But when weeks turn into months without intimacy, she realizes she’s too young to feel so old. She wants to feel desirable again, to find the woman Ryker fell in love with twenty years ago. And there’s only one way to do that… by asking him to move out.
Ryker’s blindsided when his wife tells him she wants to separate. He knew they’d hit a rough patch, but he’d never allowed himself to imagine his life without her. Now he has no choice. She seems happy without him, living life on her own terms, and he knows if he doesn’t find a place for himself in her new life, it will be too late to save his marriage.
Spencer Harrington is the son of the Crimson Mask, the world’s most powerful Augment. Ever since witnessing his mother’s abduction by a psychotic supervillain two years ago, he’s been confined to his father’s arctic bunker. Haunted by nightmares and tired of eating cardboard rations in the “Icehole”, Spencer launches into his father’s dangerous world to uncover his mother’s fate.
With no superpowers of his own, Spencer stumbles through a web of conspiracies and top secret facilities armed only with his multi-tool and an arsenal of weapons grade smart-assery. Along the way he rallies a team of everyday people and cast-off Augments, but he soon discovers that his father’s nemesis, the Black Beetle, isn’t his only enemy or even his worst.
Pickled (An Alex Harris Mystery Book 6)
When Alex Harris and her grandmother Meme attend a pickleball supper hoping to sell some of their Calendar Boys calendars to their ideal demographic—women on hormone replacement therapy—they never thought the evening would turn deadly. But when local lecherous bully, Humphrey Bryson, ends up in the ladies room with one of his beloved dill pickles shoved down his throat, Alex springs into action to find the murderer.
Everyone at the party is a suspect, but Meme worries the investigation may lead to one of the senior Calendar Boys.
Despite the worst winter in Indian Cove history, Alex is determined to find the killer even with her growing health concerns and a less-than enthusiastic husband hindering her sleuthing efforts. Is one of Meme’s friends headed for the pokey or did the wife do it? What Alex uncovers reaches much further than her peaceful little town and the pickleball group.
CSA Case Files (Volume 1)
Captured Innocence (CSA Case Files 1)
When a killer sets his sights on Lauren, Connor is forced to deal with the reality of their relationship. He has the training it takes to catch a murderer, but does he have the courage to escape his inner demons and capture Lauren’s heart?
Sinful Resurrection (CSA Case Files 2)
Sins of the past have been resurrected, predetermining Jax and Emily’s path to love. Jax doesn’t know how he’ll walk away this time or if he even wants to. Emily is determined to expose a high-level official within the United Nations and walk away unscathed. She wants a second chance with her first love — even if it kills her.
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