The Book Lovers Buffet Sale has ended but the Books a Fire Books a Blaze .99 and free sale is going on May 13 – May 31. Visit

Here’s an excerpt from one of my books on sale, The Beckoning of Beautiful Things:
When Marissa arrived at work, Crazy Betty sat at the front desk, as usual. Crazy Betty seemed as old as the brick building housing PS Publishing. She’d probably worked there since the beginning of time. Her real name was Betty Worthington, but everyone called her Crazy Betty – just not to her face.

The Beckoning of Beautiful Things, romantic suspenseBetty grew up in the hills of Virginia – the App-uh-latch-a’s, as she called them. “I’m hillbilly, and I’m not ashamed,” she often liked to say. She had been a chain smoker for much of her life and coughed like her body still heaved up tobacco memories, drank whiskey straight up on Friday nights, and spoke with a Southern drawl. Her sagging, wrinkled skin reminded Marissa of a Galapagos tortoise face. Her job was to answer the phones, but when the phone wasn’t ringing, she could usually be found spreading Tarot cards out along the counter for customers. She claimed to have “the sight.”

“Good morning, child,” she said, looking over the tops of her red polka dot reading glasses. Her deep, gravelly voice tumbled from her mouth like sand over wet pebbles.

“Morning, Betty.”

“You look different this morning. What happened?”

“What do you mean?” Marissa stepped around the blond wood front counter, heading for the back, where her desk was.

“My little Buddy did the strangest thing last night.” Betty’s elder-mind drifted from topic to topic like she was finding her way through a conversation, stepping along stones and the occasional log to get to the other side of a creek.

“What did your Chihuahua do?” Marissa paused at the door to the back office.

“He chased Pumpkin around the yard, something he hasn’t been able to do for years.” She hacked and coughed, reaching for the handkerchief she kept tucked in her bosom.

“It’s summer. Maybe he just felt good.”

“No, lord, no, I think his time is coming. I think he was chasing the Grim Reaper away, saying that he’s not ready to go just yet.”

“You said he was chasing the cat.”

“The Reaper probably disguised himself as the cat to make Buddy feel at ease. He can do that, you know.” She gave Marissa a rheumy-eyed glare.

“No, I didn’t know that.”

“What did you do to yourself? You look different.”

“It was my birthday yesterday. I turned 26.”

“Lord, lord, happy birthday, child! Come give Betty a squeeze.”

Marissa stepped gingerly over to the elderly woman.

Betty folded Marissa into a cloud of sour sweat, fresh-baked cookies, old-lady cologne and oodles of warmth, patting her back like she was a baby. She released Marissa and picked up her cards, tapping them on the counter. “Let’s see what the spirits have to say about your birthday.”

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PLUS, 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.

12 thoughts on “Books a Fire .99 SALE

  1. Thanks for hosting the Book Lovers Buffet, Calinda. Grabbing excerpt!

    Thanks for the invite to share my book.

    BEWITCHING YOU – a steamy “feel-good, picker-upper” paranormal romance

    A love spell gone wrong. An interfering ghost. A nosy mind-reading grandmother. And a psychic man-hating mother. To say Sofia Good’s life is a mess might be the understatement of the century. But when her visions forecast a love worth fighting for, she’s willing to do just about anything to meet the man of her dreams.

    Grayson Phillips lost his twin brother in a senseless accident, and now he’s trying to gain back control by maintaining a safe and uneventful “life plan.” But after sexy, quirky Sofia crash lands into his world he’s forced to rethink his strategy.

    When a love spell is cast on the pair–drawing them together despite the odds–time will tell what fate has planned for them.

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

    Viola

  2. Thank you so much for spot lighting the Book Lovers’ Buffet, Calinda! My Urban Fantasy, SHADOW’S EDGE is up for $.99 for all those eReaders looking to add something darkly delicious to their reads!

    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.

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  3. Thanks for featuring our sale. I hope your readers find some great books, and also enter the contest for gift certificates.
    Carly Carson, author of Eclipse of the Heart (Contemporary page)

    Blurb: To provide for her seriously ill sister, a sexy junior executive accepts a high-paying, somewhat mysterious job with a hard-driving business tycoon, but he thinks he’s hired a new mistress.

  4. Thanks for spreading the word about our sale Calinda! Here are my two novellas in the sale:

    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/

  5. Thank you so much, Calinda, for spot lighting the Book Lovers’ Buffet an your invite for me to share my book!

    SHROUDED IN DARKNESS – Jake Preston is on borrowed time. If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him with each breath he takes.

    Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead. She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for. A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else. Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny. His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into. Her only solace is at the bottom of a wineglass. Having moved back to the small town in northern Arizona where she was raised, she’s made a point of isolating herself both mentally and physically from everyone other than a few chosen friends. Little does she know that her life is going to explode into chaos and the person behind Johnny’s death is coming after her.

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