Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BOOK LOVERS' BUFFET BOUQUET OF BOOKS


by Lois Winston

As you’re reading today’s post, I’m getting ready to attend Malice Domestic, a wonderful yearly convention of mystery authors and fans that will be held in Bethesda, MD May 3rd-5th. I’ll be taking part in Malice-Go-Round, speaking on a panel about how season affects story, and doing a book signing. At the conclusion of Malice Domestic, I’ll be heading to Oakmont, PA for the annual Festival of Mystery on Monday, May 6th.
However, there’s also something else going on over the next three days that I’m very excited about -- the Book Lovers’ Buffet.

A group of authors, many of them bestselling and award-winning authors, have gotten together to offer the Book Lovers’ Buffet, a special “Bouquet of Books” sale running from May 1st through May 3rd. During these three days, more than 175 e-books are reduced in price to just .99 cents. Categories include contemporary romance, young adult, mystery & suspense, historical, paranormal, and more.

I’m taking part in the sale with Hooking Mr. Right, one of my award-winning contemporary romances, written under my Emma Carlyle pen name. Hooking Mr. Right is a story about a guy, a girl, and a matchmaking cat. And because some people believe the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, there are also some mouth-watering recipes included.

If the chance to buy over 175 e-books for only .99 cents each isn’t enticing enough, there are also prizes galore. Visit the Book Lovers’ Buffet website for a chance to win gift cards to your choice of online retailers. $400 in gift cards are up for grabs! A total of twenty-two gift cards will be given away-- one $100, two $50, four $25, five $10, and ten $5 cards.

So click on over to the Book Lovers’ Buffet and fill up your Kindle or Nook full of great summer reading before the sale ends. After May 3rd these books will go back to their regular prices.

19 comments:

Felice Fox said...

Thanks for featuring the book buffet! :-)

TAKE ME FOR LONGING, my bestselling *very steamy* romance, is also in the sale.

The link is here along with a bunch of other great contemporary romances:
http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/contemporary/

Jill Hughey said...

There are some great historical romances at the Book Lover's Buffet, such as REDEEMED - historical romance set in Charlemagne's Empire. Doeg requires two things in a wife. Philantha has only one requirement for a husband, but it will challenge the barriers Doeg has maintained for decades around his heart and body.

http://wp.me/P1Z92v-38

Gemma Halliday said...

Thank for featuring the buffet! Here’s my $.99 offering:
A Hollywood Tabloid reporter becomes the center of her own murder investigation in HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS.
http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/mystery-suspense/

Teri Thackston said...

So kind of you to feature the buffet. Here is my .99 paranormal romance:
An eighteenth-century sorceress, the handsome earl she curses to a living death, the contemporary woman with the power to free him…what does it take to reach happily-ever-after? WAIT UNTIL MOONRISE

http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/paranormal/

Stacy Juba said...

Thanks so much, Lois!

Sink or Swim:
After starring on a hit game show set aboard a Tall Ship, personal trainer Cassidy Novak discovers that she has attracted a stalker. Can she trust Zach Gallagher, the gorgeous newspaper photographer assigned to follow her for a local series? As things heat up with the stalker and with Zach, soon Cassidy will need to call SOS for real.
http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/mystery-suspense/

And two from the young adult page: http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/young-adult/

Dark Before Dawn: When teen psychic Dawn Christian gets involved with a fortuneteller mentor and two girls who share her mysterious talents, she finally belongs after years of being a misfit. When she learns her new friends may be tied to freak “accidents” in town, Dawn has an important choice to make – continue developing the talent that makes her special or challenge the only people who have ever accepted her.

Face-Off: Brad’s twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J. is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he’s testing his popularity with Brad’s friends, eyeing Brad’s girl and competing to be captain of the team. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win…not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off.

Margaret Daley said...

Two dogs play matchmaker In Love Gone to the Dogs by Margaret Daley--a romantic comedy at http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/contemporary/

Check out the tons of books on sale for 99 cents at Book Lovers Buffet.

mjdresselbooks said...

Happy to be a part of the Book Lovers Buffet with my contemporary western romance-- @ .99 cents-- Howdy, Ma'am Book #1

One photographer starting over.
A cowboy coveting a gold buckle.
When Italian class meets bull rider rowdy—
You're bound to get sparks…or sizzle.

http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/contemporary/

Happy to share with so many wonderful authors!

Sharlyn D. said...

Thanks for featuring the book buffet...Here's my offering
ABNA Quarter-Finalist - TAKE A DEEP BREATH - Liv Reynolds can't remember when anxiety and panic didn't play havoc on her life. Recently divorced from a man who wouldn't or couldn't understand her, she retreats with her daughter to her grandmother's summer cottage on Lake of the Pines. Liv has fond memories of the summers she spent there with her grandparents. Always a safe haven, she hopes to spend the summer relaxing, healing and finding herself again. In the midst of a panic attack, she finds herself face-to-face with Cameron Preston, the boy with whom she'd spent her childhood summers. In love with him back then, she never found the courage to tell him and they drifted apart...Her heart leaps at the second chance for love. Confusion swamps her as she tries to figure out why Cam keeps pulling away... Can Liv rekindle their old friendship and to turn it into something more?
http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/contemporary/

Beth Groundwater said...

What a great idea for joint promotion! I hope it's successful for you, Lois. And, have a great time at Malice!

Lois Winston said...

Thanks, Beth! And thanks to all the Book Lovers' Buffet authors who have posted. Hope you all have tons of sales.

Jami Gray said...

Thank you so much for spot lighting the Book Lovers' Buffet, Lois! My $.99 Urban Fantasy, SHADOW'S EDGE, is taking part in the menu.

Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows—especially the monsters…

It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural live in a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and indicates someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking. Partnering up with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand proves to be a challenge as dangerous as the prey she hunts.

When the trail points back to the foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head. Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder and betrayal to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.

http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/paranormal/

Zoe Dawson said...

Thanks for having us! I have LEASHED for sale at .99, the first book in my Going to the Dogs series. Here’s a short blurb:

And they call it puppy love!

When Jack falls head-over-paws for cute and cuddly Jill next door — that creamy coat, those soft brown eyes, and, yowza, those long legs, he simply cannot help himself. Bing, bang, boom, a few weeks later, Jack has some ‘splaining to do when that cute female is with puppies. Jack’s going to be a father, trouble is his lady love’s owner and his owner need a little shove into love. Being a large and in-charge Great Dane, that’s no problem for Jack. With a little cooperation and a little matchmaking, some nudging, whining and puppy dog eyes, hopefully, everyone will live happily ever after together.

Cathy Perkins said...

Thanks for spotlighting the book buffet and inviting us to post about our books! Here's my $.99 sale book - HONOR CODE

n a small southern town where everyone knows each other's business, veteran detective Larry Robbins must solve the disappearance of eighty-year-old widower George Beason.

When evidence arises that Beason may have left town on his own, it would be easy for Robbins to close the case, but his gut instinct tells him more's at stake. As he uncovers clues about Beason's deceased wife and his estranged daughter, Robbins must untangle conflicting motives and hidden agendas to bring Beason home alive.

Here's the link to a bunch of great mysteries:
http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/mystery-suspense/

Keith Raffel said...

Good luck with the Buffet Bouquet. A group of thriller writers ("The Killer Thrillers") also have a 99 cent promotion going on. I guess it's that time of year. http://www.amazon.com/lm/R1DVIP8470BPA9/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm_bb=

jessaslade said...

HOTTER ON THE EDGE, science fiction romance anthology, 3 novellas of futuristic adventure, interstellar passion & love to outlast the stars! 99¢ at http://wp.me/P1Z92v-3l

Happy reading to everyone!


Edward Hoornaert said...

Many thanks, Lois, for letting us highlight the books we have on the Bouquet of Books sale! May the ghost of Shakespeare send fertile dreams to your imagination! My two 99c books in the sale are both science fiction with romantic elements:
The Trial of Tompa Lee - Abandoned to cruel alien justice—trial by combat against 300 accusers!—only Tompa's enemies (including the hunky cop who arrested her) can help her.
The Midas Rush - All shepherd Tresky Buffrum wants is a taste of adventure. He finds instead a mysterious virgin bride, a madman, and aliens who are either gods ... or demons.

Gemma Juliana said...

Here are my two novellas in the sale. Thanks Lois for getting the word out there to your readers!

The Sheikh's Spy: Taken as collateral against her brother's gambling debt, Olympia is not cut out to live in a sheikh's harem. When she learns that the life of the neighboring Sheikh Adnan of Zahiria is in danger, she escapes and presents herself to him in his heavily guarded palace in the middle of the night. Adnan doesn't trust this beautiful foreigner. Why would she risk her own life to save his? Soon they are both in danger as dark energies move to take control of the area.
http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/mystery-suspense/

To Kiss A Leprechaun: Only one rare female can break the spell that has plagued Lorcan, prince of fairies, for hundreds of years. Now that he has finally found her, what can go wrong? All he has to do is convince her to ignore the ugly spell he is under and kiss him. Aine is mesmerized by his beautiful eyes and the tone of his voice, but cringes at the rest of him. But even after all these centuries, forces exist that intend to keep him trapped. Lorcan must rescue Aine, or is it Aine who must rescue Lorcan? Time is short, will they kiss in time?
http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/young-adult/

cchant said...

Thank you for inviting us over. Here's a little bit about my book:

Travel back in time to 1957 for a little drama, a few life or death moments, and a lot of rock 'n' roll romance in WISHING YOU WERE HERE http://bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/young-adult/

Opal Carew said...

Thanks for featuring the book buffet… I have 4 books on sale, under my alternate name AMBER CAREW:

VIRGIN SPY by AMBER CAREW
Trust and betrayal while undercover

Angel is experienced in a lot of things, but love isn't one of them.

Angel has been deep undercover in the mob for too many years. Love is the last thing on her mind. Until Frank walks into her life once again. She almost fell in love with him four years ago, but had to betray him to the mob to protect her cover. He barely got away with his life, and now he hates her.

Too bad they've been partnered to work together. As man and wife.
bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/mystery-suspense

CAPTIVE LOVER by AMBER CAREW
Surrender control to sexy stranger

The intensely sexy stranger was everything she wanted in a man, and everything she hated. He was intelligent, passionate, and compelling. Authoritative, domineering, and stubborn. And he would stop at nothing to convince her to surrender to him, body and soul.

Even though she sensed he would never hurt her, his ability to bend her to his will terrified her. She vowed never to surrender control. But ultimately, would she have a choice?
bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/fantasy-horror-scifi-timetravel

VIRGIN WIZARD by AMBER CAREW
Overwhelmed by a dominating stranger

For some reason, Fate has been messing with Lucinda's love life.

By all known wizard lore, she should have bonded with her mentor Rand, but there's simply no chemistry between them. When she gets "The Call", which shouldn't happen for her, she is faced with an incredibly sexy, entirely naked man in an alley in Paris. Getting "The Call" means she is supposed to be his mentor... and his one true love. Clearly Fate thinks her life is a joke.

Now she is stuck mentoring a man who is utterly domineering, overwhelmingly masculine, incredibly irresistible and, according to her most trusted friend, extremely dangerous.
bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/fantasy-horror-scifi-timetravel

I DREAM OF GENIE by AMBER CAREW
Genie’s decision: heart versus duty

Dawn has suffered centuries of loneliness cooped up in a brass bottle. Now she has fallen in love with her new master, Luke, a stupid thing for a genie to do.

Luke still loves his ex-fiancee and realizes the beautiful genie he frees from an ancient bottle may be the key to winning Evelyn back. How can Dawn reconcile what her heart desires with what duty demands of her?
bookloversbuffetdotcom.wordpress.com/fantasy-horror-scifi-timetravel