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Colour Wielders (Heirs of the Magykal Realm, #1)
by Dawna Raver (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 19, 2013Behind the Faerying Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where Gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Prince…more[close] Behind the Faerying Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where Gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess lives.View Details »
Quinn Sinclair is clueless to who she is. She thinks she's an ordinary young woman—well, mostly ordinary—living an ordinary life with her less than loving mother in Conifer, Colorado. On the night of her birthday, Quinn finds herself betrayed by a man who sends her life spinning out-of-control.
As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she finds herself transported into a Magykal battle forever changing her life.
Arik Morgaine—Demigod bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm—tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn Sinclair for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans. Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers. Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks, or will powers beyond their control destroy them and their world forever? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 18 - May 19, 20131 copy available, 876 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Church Planting Wife: Help and Hope for Her Heart
by Christine Hoover (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 01, 2013"Nothing in my life goes untouched by my husband's calling." Christine Hoover's words in the first chapter describe so well the life of a church plant…more[close] "Nothing in my life goes untouched by my husband's calling." Christine Hoover's words in the first chapter describe so well the life of a church planter's wife, which is enormously difficult yet extraordinarily rewarding. To be married to a church planter is a calling all its own with richness all its own.View Details »
In The Church Planting Wife, Hoover explores and encourages the hearts of her readers while teaching what it means to have heart prepared for this unique ministry. As the wife of a church planter, she knows well the highs and lows; glories and despairs. Christine speaks with clarity and poignancy to the reader about what it looks like to be part of the church planting ministry and to grow a heart that wholly reflects Jesus.
Spread throughout these pages are stories and interviews from church planting wives. Christine Hoover empathetically and pointedly builds off these testimonies to uplift the reader and offer lessons of hope in the midst of a challenging ministry.
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20133 copies available, 250 people requestingCountries available: US
Sweet Dreams Are Made of Teeth
by Richard Roberts (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 17, 2013Have you ever had the nightmare of being chased by a beast?
Then you’ve met Fang.
He’ll be the first to admit that he’s a very simple nightmare. All he…more[close] Have you ever had the nightmare of being chased by a beast?View Details »
Then you’ve met Fang.
He’ll be the first to admit that he’s a very simple nightmare. All he knows is hunting your dreams and dragging them into the Dark.
He’s not ready for his life to get complicated. He’s not ready to be dragged into his best friend’s schemes to make dreams so terrifying they break people. He’s not ready to love, or to be loved, or to meet someone who makes him happy.
He’s definitely not ready for those to be three different girls.
He’s not ready to grow up.
When he does, one thing will stay the same. He’ll stay an artist, and he’ll paint your dreams with fear until they’re beautiful. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 18 - May 19, 20131 copy available, 688 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
A Bloody Bloody Mess In the Wild Wild West
by Justin Bienvenue (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 22, 2013*WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY**
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The year is 1870. Five years after the Civil War has ended. Many states, ci…more[close] *WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY**View Details »
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The year is 1870. Five years after the Civil War has ended. Many states, cities and small towns are still recovering, one of these places is the town of Toomswood. The town has been taken over by sly corrupt tycoon Javier “Bones” Jones. Things only get worse for the town when a mysterious stranger rides into town making an offer and cutting a deal with Jones. The man gives Jones super dexterity and point pin shooting accuracy among other like abilities, however in return he has placed a curse on Jones, making him a leader to the Undead unbeknown to his knowledge. After finding out his curse Jones takes a liking to it and soon kills to turn his gang into an army. The mysterious man then tells Jones he will also lead Undead Civil War soldiers who are now bloodthirsty madmen. It is up to Emerson Shaw, a quiet humble young man with his own personal demons to stop Jones and his men. Along with his best friend and others who will join them, Shaw must find a way to stop Jones from destroying and terrorizing the town and turning it into a literal walking Ghost town.
What happens when a wanted man in Mexico flees the country to take on an oil purchase in a small town on the border of Mississippi and Alabama? The same thing that happens when the son of a recently departed sheriff of the small town along with the rest of the town tries to stop him, They battle in an all out bloody war. When Javier “Bones” Jones acquires abilities from a mysterious stranger one night he then decides to take the town for everything it’s worth. It is up to a young man by the name of Emerson Shaw along with the rest of the town to put a stop to Jones and his sinister agenda, from wreaking havoc and turning their home into a desolate ghost town. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20132 copies available, 351 people requestingCountries available: US
by Niamh Boyce (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 06, 2013The Herbalist is the electrifying first novel from Niamh Boyce, winner of the 2012 Hennesssy XO Award for New Irish Writing. A devastating and emotion…more[close] The Herbalist is the electrifying first novel from Niamh Boyce, winner of the 2012 Hennesssy XO Award for New Irish Writing. A devastating and emotional story of yearning and obsession in 1930s rural Ireland, in its freshness and immediacy, The Herbalist will appeal to fans of Edna O'Brien and Patrick McCabe.View Details »
Out of nowhere the herbalist appears and sets out his stall in the market square. In this dull midlands town the exotic stranger brings glamour and excitement. The townspeople call him The Don and with his potions and lotions he seems to have a cure for all that ails them.
Teenager Emily is enchanted. In the herbalist she sees a Clark Gable to her Jean Harlow, a Fred to her Ginger - a man to make her forget her lowly status in this place where respectability is everything.
But Emily has competition for the herbalist's attentions. The women of the town - the women from the big houses and their maids, the shopkeepers and their serving girls, those of easy virtue and their pious sisters - all seem mesmerised by this visitor who, they say, can perform miracles.
When Emily discovers the dark side of the man who has infatuated her all summer, once again her world turns upside down. She may be naive and full of foolish dreams, but she has a fierce sense of right and wrong. And with the herbalist's fate lying in her hands she must make the biggest decision of her young life. To make him pay for his sins against the women of the town? Or let him escape to cast his spell on another town?
The Herbalist is a riveting story about the shadow side of Irish life - the snobbery, the fear of sex, the tragedy of women destroyed by social convention and the bravery of those who defied it. It is an unforgettable story from a rare new talent.
In addition to winning the 2012 Hennessy New Writing Award, Niamh Boyce has been shortlisted for the 2011 Francis McManus Short Story competition, the 2010 Hennessy Literary Award and the 2010 Molly Keane Award. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 201325 copies available, 229 people requestingCountries available: IE and GB
A Girl Called Problem
by Katie Quirk (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 01, 2013Life for thirteen-year-old Shida in her rural Tanzanian village, Litongo, is full of problems, the least of which is that her name means “problem” in…more[close] Life for thirteen-year-old Shida in her rural Tanzanian village, Litongo, is full of problems, the least of which is that her name means “problem” in Swahili. Shida’s dad is dead, her mom is depressed and rumored to be a witch, her family is cursed, and now people are saying it’s time she got married! So, when the elders of Shida’s village make a controversial decision to follow a government plan to move the village over the hills to Njia Panda, Shida is happy for the change.View Details »
In Njia Panda, Shida studies at a school for the first time. She gets to hone her natural healing abilities by apprenticing to the village nurse, and with all of her new responsibilities, there’s no time for getting married.
But someone or something in Njia Panda doesn’t want Shida’s people there. The villagers’ cows are mysteriously let loose in the middle of the night, the crops are failing, and someone dies. The attacks get so bad that Shida’s people may have to return to Litongo. That is, unless Shida can figure out who or what is sabotaging their move and bring an end to the curse.
For videos, pictures, discussion questions, and more information about the book, please visit (katie-quirk.com). [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20132 copies available, 719 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Daughters of Icarus
by Josie E. Brown (Goodreads Author) , Therese Arkenberg (Goodreads Author) , A.A. Balaskovits , Thoraiya Dyer (Goodreads Author) , Joanna Fay (Goodreads Author) , A.J. Fitzwater (Goodreads Author) , Caren Gussoff (Goodreads Author) , E. Catherine Tobler (Goodreads Author) , more…Zachary Jernigan (Goodreads Author) , Jennifer Linnaea , Douglas Ogurek …less
Release date: Mar 19, 2013"This collection of 28 short stories [...] explores many areas of speculative fiction, from fantasy lands of ritual and magic to postapocalyptic waste…more[close] "This collection of 28 short stories [...] explores many areas of speculative fiction, from fantasy lands of ritual and magic to postapocalyptic wastelands to modern cityscapes. Throughout, the authors explore themes of gender, identity, and autonomy, with characters as diverse as miniature clones, stripper vampires, aggressive mermaids, and mystical crones. Many of the stories focus on gender roles and the pull of relationships, whether parental, familial, or romantic, among all kinds of people." -Library JournalView Details »
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 22 - May 19, 20135 copies available, 425 people requestingCountries available: US
The Demon's Wife
by Rick Hautala
Release date: Sep 13, 2013Claire McMullen is just an ordinary woman -- until you look at her long, beautiful bright-red hair. She has a job she hates, a roommate she tolerates,…more[close] Claire McMullen is just an ordinary woman -- until you look at her long, beautiful bright-red hair. She has a job she hates, a roommate she tolerates, and she spends her weekend nights bar-hopping, looking for her “Mr. Right.” One cold, rainy night she meets Samael -- tall, dark, handsome and rich -- and a romance blossoms. Claire thinks she may have found her soulmate -- until Samael informs Claire that he’s actually a demon.View Details »
Can Claire trust a demon’s claims of true love—or is he just plotting after her immortal soul? Can a demon even feel true love, and if so…
What are the consequences of such a love for both Hell and Heaven?
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 201310 copies available, 598 people requestingCountries available: US
The Critical Flaw
by Alan Chan (Goodreads Author)
In his 2008 testimony, Greenspan noted a flaw in the economic model he previously thought defined how the world works. Greenspan was referring to the…more[close] In his 2008 testimony, Greenspan noted a flaw in the economic model he previously thought defined how the world works. Greenspan was referring to the ability of banks and markets to regulate themselves—an ideology he admitted went wrong with the 2008 economic meltdown.View Details »
In his first book, The Critical Flaw: How to profit and protect wealth in history’s greatest opportunity, Dr. Alan P. Chan is using this Greenspan quote to assert his belief that the “critical flaw” presents a great investment opportunity.
Dr. Chan makes a very solid case that physical gold and silver, rather than traditional currency, will be part of an enormous wealth-‑transfer system and that those who recognize the potential shift will benefit.
With a straightforward, accessible writing style that conveys his obvious passion for the topic, Dr. Chan articulates important points of economic theory without becoming too abstract. He covers topics like inflation, quantitative easing, the “fiscal cliff,” and the global debt crisis with clarity and purpose.
As an experienced precious metals trader, the author has a unique perspective from the inside. In presenting research and evidence of money’s shaky foundation as an economic driver, Dr. Chan’s insight is enthralling.
Well-argued and ultimately quite persuasive, Dr. Chan’s comprehensive guide to precious-metals investment will spark discussion about current economic models and the gold standard’s return. When the next financial crisis hits, readers of The Critical Flaw will have all the information they need to be ready. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20133 copies available, 206 people requestingCountries available: US
A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire, #2)
by Bella Forrest (Goodreads Author)
Having been delighted by the Christmas bestselling debut, A Shade Of Vampire, readers are begging for more. In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transpo…more[close] Having been delighted by the Christmas bestselling debut, A Shade Of Vampire, readers are begging for more. In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story. Prepare to be lost in its pages...View Details »
When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she'd forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.
Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek's heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.
High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her.
But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? ... or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?
"When I read A Shade of Vampire I fell in love ... A Shade of Blood is twice as intense and a dozen times more emotional ... The two things I love most about this series, aside from my love of Derek and Sofia, are the intricate plot and the character development ... Mind officially blown is all I can say ... Forrest creates this world, molds and shapes it into a tangible sphere of imagination where anything and everything is possible. It sucks you deep into the depths of The Shade where vampires rule and humans are the prey, but one girl's stands to change it all. I'm enamored by the connection between Derek and Sofia as well as the intertwining pasts and futures of the characters around them. Hats off to Bella Forrest and good God give us the third book soon!"
- PFH Reviews
"Brilliant follow-up in this addicting series!! A Shade of Blood is a gritty, sexy, emotion-ridden return to this captivating world of vampires, and I was hooked from start to finish as I devoured every word! ... The intensity between Sofia and Derek was amplified thanks to their emotions being so close to the surface, and every moment they shared together just had my pulse racing ... My heart ached and my stomach was twisted in knots for virtually the entire story, and by the time the huge jaw-dropping twist came at the end I was desperate for more! It's once again going to be a torturous wait for the next book as I grow increasingly nervous about what lies ahead, but A Shade of Vampire has definitely become one of my favorite series!"
- Autumn Reviews
"Absolutely captivating. A Shade of Blood, book 2 of the A Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest, blew this series wide open. I read book 1 back in February and found it to be a very impressive introduction to a fresh new YA Paranormal Romance series. I expected this installment to be good but it went beyond that, it pulled me in and never let go ... A Shade of Blood is a fascinating, full speed ahead rollercoaster ride that you'll find hard to put down. There is no 'supporting cast', I found myself wanting to know more and more about every single character I was introduced to. The combination of romance, betrayal, action and one surprise reveal after another makes for an exciting tale."
- PrufReads [close]
by Nathan Nix (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 15, 2013Love, art, sex, and rock 'n' roll!
Nic’s comfortable suburban life is thrown into upheaval the morning after her high school graduation. A careless but…more[close] Love, art, sex, and rock 'n' roll!View Details »
Nic’s comfortable suburban life is thrown into upheaval the morning after her high school graduation. A careless but egregious crime dashes the homecoming queen's plans of going off to college and leaves her family, the neighborhood’s new black sheep, struggling socially and financially. Come August, Nic is left behind by her friends — including her boyfriend — as they head to Austin for college while her circumstances force her to enter the bizarre purgatory that is community college. As she schemes to escape, she takes refuge under the most unlikely of wings — those belonging to a trio of third and fourth-year freshmen ghosting the halls of the community college, borderline burnouts she used to ignore as they smoked under the bleachers in high school. These aimless but talented musicians and artists take it upon themselves to show her parts of the city she’s never experienced before and teach her how to stretch a dollar. One, a rock singer from the poorer side of town, sets his sights on winning her, despite her goal of reuniting with her boyfriend in Austin. As Nic experiences real independence and self-expression for the first time, she must decide whether the life she’d been building is worth saving, or if it’s better to let it fall apart so she can reconstruct it from scratch. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20132 copies available, 384 people requestingCountries available: US
Petey's Listening Ears: Wisdom for Little Hearts
by L.R. Knost (Goodreads Author)
Lovable little Petey and his furry friend, Beans, are having a difficult day filled with bad choices and their unfortunate consequences until Petey’s…more[close] Lovable little Petey and his furry friend, Beans, are having a difficult day filled with bad choices and their unfortunate consequences until Petey’s mommy and daddy step in with some gentle guidance and help him remember to turn his ‘Listening Ears’ on! [close]View Details »
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 04, 2013GALLEY GIVEAWAY
Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Oly…more[close] GALLEY GIVEAWAYView Details »
Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.
The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together—a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.
Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, and David Halberstam's The Amateurs.
For more info: http://www.danieljamesbrown.com/ [close]Giveaway dates: May 13 - May 19, 201330 copies available, 396 people requestingCountries available: US
The Case of Nikki Pagan
by Rachel Eliason (Goodreads Author)
When Jason’s pickup tires first begin sliding across the gravel of the country road, he is still his small town’s high school prize running back and o…more[close] When Jason’s pickup tires first begin sliding across the gravel of the country road, he is still his small town’s high school prize running back and one of the school’s “A-list” popular kids. He is looking forward to one more year of high school and then, he hopes, being picked up by a Big Ten team. But after the Jaws of Life tear him from the wreckage of his drunk-driving accident, he wakes up post-surgery in the University of Iowa Hospital’s long-term pediatric ward, wondering if he will ever walk again.View Details »
Bobby McGin only wants one thing out of life, to be a normal teen with normal friends. But when your last-possible round of chemo fails to stem the spread of the tumors ravaging your body’s soft tissue, it’s hard to be normal.
Nikki Pagan is the glue that holds the two boys together. She is a bright and precocious fifteen-year-old girl. Why is she on the long-term ward? Why won’t she talk about what is wrong with her? And why is it so important she follow “the rules for being Nikki”? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20135 copies available, 408 people requestingCountries available: US
Glass House 51
by John Hampel (Goodreads Author)
Pop a Deludamil, strap yourself in, and hold on tight! as you zoom along through this insanely amazing adventure—or misadventure—of a lifetime, of one…more[close] Pop a Deludamil, strap yourself in, and hold on tight! as you zoom along through this insanely amazing adventure—or misadventure—of a lifetime, of one Richard Clayborne, a hard-charging young marketing maverick at gigantic AlphaBanc's San Francisco branch.View Details »
Hyper-ambitious Richard has been offered an intriguing assignment: Get online via NEXSX and make e-time with the lovely, brilliant (and doomed) Chicagoan Christin Darrow. All to set a trap for the reclusive—and very deadly—computer genius, Norman Dunne, aka the Gnome.
Why? Three lovely young women dead in the streets of Chicago. And the Gnome, a former AlphaBanc employee, is the main suspect. But there just might be another AlphaBanc agenda in the works...
Little does clueless Richard know what is in store: a tangled, twisted—and very treacherous—journey through the AlphaBanc underground, but by the time he realizes it, he's in too deep to get out.
“This is where it all begins, ground zero, the beginning of the end—of privacy, freedom, dignity, perhaps civilization as we know it, the Dystopia Primeval.”
Following the precarious path illuminated by Messrs. Orwell and Huxley, Hampel, who has been enormously influenced by Thomas Pynchon, James Joyce, John Updike, William Gibson, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tom Robbins, to name a few, has written an exceptional crazy-great book.
Hampel's first book, Wherever You Go, There You Are, received excellent reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, ALA Booklist, to name a few.
"In his freewheeling debut novel, Hampel dexterously weaves seemingly unrelated strands into a plot that combines mystery, science fiction, and fantasy. Hampel ably blends metaphysics with magic in a highly enjoyable and fast-paced book."
—Publishers Weekly on Wherever You Go, There You Are
by Peter John (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 09, 2013With the release of Dead Medium: Not Your Average Ghost Story (Small Print Edition) I am giving away a copy of the original 'Full Fat' edition to 3 lu…more[close] With the release of Dead Medium: Not Your Average Ghost Story (Small Print Edition) I am giving away a copy of the original 'Full Fat' edition to 3 lucky winners.View Details »
Not Your Average Ghost Story
Dead Medium: a Ghost who communicates with the living.
A humorous, character driven story
and a unique vision of life after death.
May Elizabeth Trump disliked the company of others and death did little to warm her spirit. With a dead cat her only companion, she roamed the living world trying to come to terms with her new condition. Her path crossed that of another of the newly departed. Penny Saunders needed May's help and May was in a unique position to offer it. For she was a Dead Medium; a ghost with the power to speak with the living and her services were to become in great demand.
Spirits with long awaiting messages were not the only ones to take an interest in May's activities. Something dark was lurking in the shadows, stalking her. Even the dead are not left to rest in peace. [close]
At Any Cost
by Steven T. Collis (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 02, 2013They poisoned her. Alexis Davis knows at least this much. She knows it's why she and many others have suffered miscarriage after miscarriage after mis…more[close] They poisoned her. Alexis Davis knows at least this much. She knows it's why she and many others have suffered miscarriage after miscarriage after miscarriage. She knows it's why she cringes with everything she eats, wondering if every bite is tainted, crippling her body's ability to produce life. But who? And why? She will stop at nothing to find the answers, and she will soon learn that they will pay any cost to silence her. Some things are worth sacrificing everything.View Details »
Steven T. Collis lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and four children. He holds a degree in English from Brigham Young University, an M.F.A. in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He has published his shorter works in a number of legal and literary journals and has won numerous awards for his writing. In addition to writing, Steven practices law at the Denver-based firm of Holland & Hart LLP. He is on the web at www.steventcollis.com. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 201310 copies available, 647 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
by Keri Neal (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 30, 2013Pen was a Guardian, but one violent night took his wings. Ten years later he is given the opportunity to earn them back.
Jade is spellbound by the new…more[close] Pen was a Guardian, but one violent night took his wings. Ten years later he is given the opportunity to earn them back.View Details »
Jade is spellbound by the new student. Pen is quiet, but she is determined to learn more about him. When her terrifying past comes back to haunt her, Pen reveals there is much more to him than she could have ever imagined.
With his soul on the line, Pen cannot protect Jade if his feelings keep getting in the way. But with Jade’s soul on the line, he must protect her from unearthly forces who want her blood. Will the truth redeem them, or tear them apart? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20135 copies available, 638 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Scent of Triumph
by Jan Moran (Goodreads Author)
SPRING FLING GIVEAWAY- SCENT OF TRIUMPH
Just in time for Mother's Day, win a free autographed copy of SCENT OF TRIUMPH, a historical-suspense novel fro…more[close] SPRING FLING GIVEAWAY- SCENT OF TRIUMPHView Details »
Just in time for Mother's Day, win a free autographed copy of SCENT OF TRIUMPH, a historical-suspense novel from fragrance expert Jan Moran! Visit www.janmoran.com to see Jan's blog for spring fragrance recommendations and a vintage perfume guide! [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 19 - May 19, 20132 copies available, 376 people requestingCountries available: US
How to Write Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster
by Kerry Cox (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 01, 2013
Writing for a living is a business. In business, time is money. As a writer, if you’re able to increase your hourly output without sacrificing quality…more[close]View Details »
Writing for a living is a business. In business, time is money. As a writer, if you’re able to increase your hourly output without sacrificing quality, you’re increasing your potential income.
How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster by Kerry Cox is a practical, immediately actionable guide for aspiring, semi-professional, and professional writers who want to optimize their $/TSW: Dollars per Time Spent Writing.
You’ll learn to view each writing assignment as a manufactured “product,” and apply the principles of efficient product production to your output. Practice the methods outlined in this book, and you’ll accelerate your output while at the same time improving your end product.
Using straightforward instruction and real-world examples—including a “workbook” section with practice assignments, many drawn directly from his project log—Cox acts as your physical trainer, whipping your production muscles into shape so you can write faster and better than ever before. You’ll learn:
• How to schedule your time for maximum writing efficiency
• The secrets of Turbo-Editing, so your first draft is as close as possible to your final draft
• Why the “Mutt Method” leads to the strongest concepts
• How to use rhythm to make your writing “dance”
• Why you need to create a Project Blueprint for every job—and what that looks like
• How to use a Step Outline to accelerate your writing speed
Also, Cox provides a Professional Writer’s Quality Control Clipboard, and gives you an invaluable insider’s look at exactly what a client is looking for when you turn in an assignment.
But How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster is about more than just enhancing your profit-per-hour equation. It’s about learning a professional survival skill.
For today’s writer, ongoing technological innovations in communication bring increased pressure to deliver more quickly. 24/7 connectivity, mobile devices that read huge files, virtual meeting rooms, Skype conference calls and more act to condense any production timeline. The creative process must therefore also be condensed.
As a writer, to survive and succeed you have to adapt. Quickly.
How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster helps you become a speedy, dependable, high-quality cog in the production machine, which improves your cost efficiency AND your revenue due to increased demand for your services.
Which translates to a richer bottom line for your business.
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 15 - May 19, 201320 copies available, 398 people requestingCountries available: US
Bisexual Vegetarian Zombies
by Ron Albury (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2013A social/political satire wrapped up an a zombie parody:
Tara and Ken are looking for important issues to add meaning to their shallow lives. After acc…more[close] A social/political satire wrapped up an a zombie parody:View Details »
Tara and Ken are looking for important issues to add meaning to their shallow lives. After accidentally becoming infected with the Zombie virus they find themselves out of their depth in a struggle between vegetarian zombies and the more aggressive brain-eaters.
Can they adapt to their new lifestyle? Can they find a way to save mankind? And most importantly, why do they like watching Fruit of the Loom commercials? [close]Giveaway dates: May 11 - May 19, 201320 copies available, 314 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Forever Knight (A Novel of the Bronze Knight, #4)
by John Marco (Goodreads Author)
A BARNES AND NOBLE AND KIRKUS TOP PICK!
From best-selling fantasy author John Marco comes the brand new novel in the saga of the Bronze Knight, Lukien…more[close] A BARNES AND NOBLE AND KIRKUS TOP PICK!View Details »
From best-selling fantasy author John Marco comes the brand new novel in the saga of the Bronze Knight, Lukien. Win one of three signed, first edition hardcovers!
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"No one can write epic fantasy as masterfully as John Marco—his constantly up-tempo narrative, brilliantly complex plotlines, multitudes of realistic, morally indistinct characters, and awe-inspiring settings are second to none. After reading THE SWORD OF ANGELS, genre fans will never look at epic fantasy the same way again... If this series is any indication, he will be remembered as one of the best fantasy authors of the era."
(The Barnes & Noble Review )
"A classic tale of triumph and tragedy, well written with great depth of emotion...I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Marco, and this book, mentioned alongside the icons of the fantasy genre."
(News-Star, Monroe, LA )
"Mr. Marco has delivered an epic fantasy with heart and pathos. His characters are flawed and believable, wholly sympathetic to the reader. He paints a landscape of palace grandeur and desert isolation where magic is a reality and winning a battle is not wining the war."
(RT Book Reviews )
"Marco offers a sprawling tale of military battles, personal and political intrigue, magic, and star-crossed love set against a richly detailed land of warring kingdoms and hidden magic."
"A fine, entertaining reading experience.... John Marco has again illustrated why he is one of the preeminent novelists at the gates of fantasy literature."
(sffworld.com ) [close]Giveaway dates: May 03 - May 19, 20133 copies available, 306 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Love Dog
by Elsa Watson (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 29, 2013Fired from her job as a paralegal, Samantha Novak is in trouble. When Telltale, a Hollywood tabloid, asks her to write an expose on the reality televi…more[close] Fired from her job as a paralegal, Samantha Novak is in trouble. When Telltale, a Hollywood tabloid, asks her to write an expose on the reality television dating show, The Love Dog, Samantha is thrilled. She’s always dreamed of being a writer, and the fat paycheck won’t hurt. After being recently left at the altar, she’s not too keen on love either.View Details »
Hired as the canine star’s handler, Samantha finds that digging up dirt on set is harder then she thought. Apollo, the show’s star, is a sweet golden retriever who takes his job as the “love dog” very seriously. He only wants to help couples fall in love and make everyone on set happy. Mason Hall, the show’s producer and leading man, is down to earth, charming, and... very attractive.
If Samantha doesn’t reveal to the world that the reality show isn’t exactly “real,” her new career will be over before it starts. But when she falls in love with Apollo and Mason, will she still have the heart to expose The Love Dog’s dirty secrets? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 23 - May 19, 20135 copies available, 408 people requestingCountries available: US
Love's Little Instruction Book
by Mary Gorman (Goodreads Author)
Dave DiSciullo may not be anyone's idea of a traditional romance hero; he's just an ordinary, working-class kind of guy. But Dave is a man with a plan…more[close] Dave DiSciullo may not be anyone's idea of a traditional romance hero; he's just an ordinary, working-class kind of guy. But Dave is a man with a plan. He's going to use romance novels as guide books to win the woman of his dreams. After all, aren't romance novels really just love's little instruction books? [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Apr 20 - May 19, 20131 copy available, 349 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Poetic Expressions Vol. II
by Carl McKever (Goodreads Author)
Happy Mother's Day everyone! This week is a season of motherly love and as a kind act, I would like to give away a copy of this book, which gears towa…more[close] Happy Mother's Day everyone! This week is a season of motherly love and as a kind act, I would like to give away a copy of this book, which gears towards love, unity, and romance. Hope you get the awesome chance to be a winner!View Details »
[close]Giveaway dates: May 12 - May 19, 20133 copies available, 201 people requestingCountries available: US, FR, and DE
Priceless Stones: 42 Days of Hebrew Promises for Kingdom Living
by James Revoir (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 19, 2013Priceless Stones is a dynamic, 42-day, Hebrew-based devotional. The culmination of over two years of intensive study, Priceless Stones beautifully mer…more[close] Priceless Stones is a dynamic, 42-day, Hebrew-based devotional. The culmination of over two years of intensive study, Priceless Stones beautifully merges the best of two worlds—academic scholarship and gut-level practicality. Citing two-hundred forty endnotes drawn from over fifty academic sources, Priceless Stones carries textbook-level credibility and invites the reader to pursue further research. At the same time, the language of Priceless Stones remains easily accessible to a wide spectrum of readers of all backgrounds. Uncommonly transparent, each page of Priceless Stones throws a window wide open into the life and heart of the author—incorporating into the narrative his personal successes as well as his failures.View Details »
Each daily message highlights one Old Testament verse or brief passage and focuses on one or more key words from the text of the Hebrew—the language in which the Old Testament was originally written. While drawing from Old Testament Scriptures, Priceless Stones is written through the prism of New Testament Christianity and the finished work of redemption which was accomplished through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each daily encouragement is reinforced by a concluding declaration and prayer. As an added bonus, appendices at the end of the book include a Scripture index and both Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew glossaries.
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Bring It On
by Shelley K. Wall (Goodreads Author)
Kathryn Delroy thinks the management training session she's been asked to attend will be a dream come true. The excitement hits a new level when an ol…more[close] Kathryn Delroy thinks the management training session she's been asked to attend will be a dream come true. The excitement hits a new level when an old family friend, Thomas Ryan, shows up as well. When the training ends, their passion for each other finds them stranded in a cabin in the Alaskan mountains - a cabin that belongs to a wanted fugitive. When they discover documents that identify illegal activities, they panic and report what they've found to the FBI. Kathryn and Thomas end up on a dash for their lives, protected by federal agents. The man believed to be chasing them is contracted to manipulate political and financial agendas through physical violence - and death. Cross-country travels and high-stakes mountain adventures are only part of the trials they face as they attempt to build a relationship and stay alive. [close]View Details »
Lectures on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
by Marco Taboga
This book is a collection of lectures on probability theory and mathematical statistics. It provides an accessible introduction to topics that are not…more[close] This book is a collection of lectures on probability theory and mathematical statistics. It provides an accessible introduction to topics that are not usually found in elementary textbooks. It collects results and proofs, especially on probability distributions, that are hard to find in standard references and are scattered here and there in more specialistic books.View Details »
The main topics covered by the book are as follows.
PART 1 - MATHEMATICAL TOOLS: set theory, permutations, combinations, partitions, sequences and limits, review of differentiation and integration rules, the Gamma and Beta functions.
PART 2 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PROBABILITY: events, probability, independence, conditional probability, Bayes' rule, random variables and random vectors, expected value, variance, covariance, correlation, covariance matrix, conditional distributions and conditional expectation, independent variables, indicator functions.
PART 3 - ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN PROBABILITY THEORY: probabilistic inequalities, construction of probability distributions, transformations of probability distributions, moments and cross-moments, moment generating functions, characteristic functions.
PART 4 - PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS: Bernoulli, binomial, Poisson, uniform, exponential, normal, Chi-square, Gamma, Student's t, F, multinomial, multivariate normal, multivariate Student's t, Wishart.
PART 5 - MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NORMAL DISTRIBUTION: linear combinations, quadratic forms, partitions.
PART 6 - ASYMPTOTIC THEORY: sequences of random vectors and random variables, pointwise convergence, almost sure convergence, convergence in probability, mean-square convergence, convergence in distribution, relations between modes of convergence, Laws of Large Numbers, Central Limit Theorems, Continuous Mapping Theorem, Slutski's Theorem.
PART 7 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS: statistical inference, point estimation, set estimation, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences about the mean, statistical inferences about the variance. [close]
by Brandt Legg (Goodreads Author)
AUTOGRAPHED BOOK GIVEAWAY.
A coming-of-age thriller of mystics and magic.
Nate discovers that everything he believed about his life is a lie, and that t…more[close] AUTOGRAPHED BOOK GIVEAWAY.View Details »
A coming-of-age thriller of mystics and magic.
Nate discovers that everything he believed about his life is a lie, and that the world contains secrets far more beautiful than he could ever have imagined, and evil far more terrifying than he could ever have feared.
Across time and dimension they are after him . . .
“A dazzling, quick moving, transformative journey.” - Reviewer
“Visually stunning, engrossing page turner.” – Martin Goldman, Film Director [close]Giveaway dates: May 12 - May 19, 20133 copies available, 369 people requestingCountries available: US
Proving Ground (Nanotech #1)
by Aaron Chumbris (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 09, 2013AUTOGRAPHED COPY
If you've ever wondered what those dystopian societies were like before everyone was oppressed and miserable . . .
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If you've ever wondered what those dystopian societies were like before everyone was oppressed and miserable . . .
"I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good battle and young love. The book leaves you wanting and demanding more."
Winners receive the first print copy of the book, signed by the author, as well as a teardrop necklace much like the one worn by the protagonist, Lacan Branford. [close]Giveaway dates: May 17 - May 19, 20131 copy available, 201 people requestingCountries available: US
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