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Giveaway dates: Dec 15 - Jan 31, 201510 copies available, 510 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
On the Balcony: Rapture and Ruptures
by Jerome Jewell (Goodreads Author)
Win an AUTOGRAPHED COPY the First Edition of "On The Balcony: Rapture and Ruptures", a provocative collection of stories by Jerome Jewell.[close] Win an AUTOGRAPHED COPY the First Edition of "On The Balcony: Rapture and Ruptures", a provocative collection of stories by Jerome Jewell.View Details »
by Cheryl Abram (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Nov 13, 2014There's no other spiritual book like this by an African American author. Cheryl Abram was also at the end of her rope: her life was falling apart on e…more[close] There's no other spiritual book like this by an African American author. Cheryl Abram was also at the end of her rope: her life was falling apart on every level and she had ‘succeeded’ in making herself unworthy, incomplete and separate. Then, one day this practicing Christian took a ‘leap of doubt’ and fired God, or at least the God she had created. Cheryl’s outward circumstances did not miraculously improve – this is not a fairy-tale story of allowing abundance into her life. Rather, as she puts it: I’m no longer afraid, anxious or expectant. It’s still about me, but the “me” is not the “me” that I thought it was. I am not that. I am a whole part of the tapestry of this world. We are all here for and as each other. To read how that came about and what it means in an everyday life for Cheryl and the implications for you and me, dive into the pages of this book. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Dec 08 - Feb 08, 201510 copies available, 113 people requestingCountries available: US
Blood to Blood (Angelica Brown, #1)
by Ife Oshun (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 18, 2014"Blood to Blood is exactly what you want in a young adult novel." ~ San Francisco Book Review
"Blood to Blood by Ifè Oshun is an extraordinary book for…more[close] "Blood to Blood is exactly what you want in a young adult novel." ~ San Francisco Book ReviewView Details »
"Blood to Blood by Ifè Oshun is an extraordinary book for teens." ~ Portland Book Review
"I read the whole thing in a couple days because I couldn't put it down. - Goodreads
SHE'S GOT A VOICE TO DIE FOR...LITERALLY
Enter the world of Bostonian teen Angelica Brown: budding pop star and descendant of an immortal race of sun-loving blood drinkers known as Shimshana (the folks who originally spawned vampires).
Defying her parents' traditions of higher education (and secrecy), Angel plans to ditch high school to be a singer. She's got an amazing voice, but she's also maturing into a full-grown Shimshana complete with fearsome power and insatiable bloodlust. What's worse, her soaring vocals are now capable of destroying everything, and everyone, within earshot; including her girl group, their mysterious producer and Angel's hunky new blood donor. To top it off, she must prove her worthiness to live by passing the tests in her Mahá-the ancient, mandatory coming-out-party for new-born immortals.
Will Angel survive her Mahá and quickly learn to control her new abilities? Or will her killer instincts bring her promising career, and her life, to an end? [close]Giveaway dates: Nov 21 - Feb 17, 20152 copies available, 515 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Miss Independent (Book 1)
by Kiki Leach (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 15, 2015What happens when you learn the love of your life is marrying someone else? What happens when that someone else is your former best friend?
Twenty-thre…more[close] What happens when you learn the love of your life is marrying someone else? What happens when that someone else is your former best friend?View Details »
Twenty-three year old Vanessa Rae Brown has it all – exceptional beauty, smarts, and an envious career as the Editor-In-Chief of the popular Attitude Magazine, founded by her famous mother. The only thing she doesn’t have is what she’s always wanted, a life with the handsome Nathaniel Taylor.
Unfortunately, Nathaniel decided that a life with Vanessa’s former best friend might be better suited for him. Not because he wanted it, but because he didn’t have much of a choice when Vanessa dumped him in their senior year after she caught him having sex in the locker room showers with his now fiancée, Sheila Harris.
Five years have passed since Vanessa has laid eyes on either one of them. Now with their high school reunion just around the corner, it’ll be impossible to continue avoiding not only their impending wedding, but Vanessa’s lingering feelings for her ex., and immense hatred for her former best friend. [close]Giveaway dates: Jan 15 - Feb 20, 20151 copy available, 145 people requestingCountries available: US
Tea Leaf: What Hides Beneath
by Mia Mitns (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Dec 31, 2014While out with friends, Jasiri, a fortune teller, reveals that Cinnia’s life will be turned upside down. Cinnia hopes it is due to a new job she is af…more[close] While out with friends, Jasiri, a fortune teller, reveals that Cinnia’s life will be turned upside down. Cinnia hopes it is due to a new job she is after at Sciecor, a company that she has long dreamed of working for. But she has no idea of the secrets that hide in their basement.View Details »
A new neighbor moves in with a hidden agenda. Friendships change.
Cinnia will realize that things may not be as they appear. Magic may not only belong to fairy tales. And we may not be alone.
Will Sciecor still be the company of her dreams? Will she be able to live the life that destiny has seen? When she finds out what hides beneath. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 31 - Mar 02, 20155 copies available, 184 people requestingCountries available: US
God Help the Child
by Toni Morrison
Release date: Apr 21, 2015The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.
Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and mi…more[close] The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.View Details »
Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the centre: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish.... Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother ... Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother ... and Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget." [close]Giveaway dates: Jan 14 - Mar 02, 20158 copies available, 293 people requestingCountries available: CA
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