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by Angus Donald (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Nov 11, 2014In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his duplicitous brother John has taken the throne. The Earl of Locksle…more[close] In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his duplicitous brother John has taken the throne. The Earl of Locksley has been outlawed by his old enemy, now the king, and Sir Alan Dale has had the estates granted to him by Richard I taken away again. But still Alan Dale lives comfortably with his beloved wife pregnant with their first child. But the good times aren’t going to last.View Details »
First, an old crime resurfaces and powerful forces being circling, seeking vengeance, including a renegade band of Knights Templar. Next, Alan’s wife falls gravely ill and the only thing that might have the power to save her is the most sacred object in all of Christendom: the Holy Grail. Now, with the Templars hounding them at every turn, Alan Dale and his Lord, Robin Earl of Locksley—Robin Hood—must chase down the grail, believed to be in the hands of one of their old enemies. Chasing all over England and France, Alan, Robin Hood, and their companions in their quest, must find and procure the Cup of Christ before time runs out and all hope is lost. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 06, 201410 copies available, 291 people requestingCountries available: US
Tunnel Vision: A Novel
by Susan Adrian (Goodreads Author)
Jake Lukin just turned 18. He's decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he's also being followed by a creep with a…more[close] Jake Lukin just turned 18. He's decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he's also being followed by a creep with a gun, and there's a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom. His secret is blown.View Details »
When Jake holds a personal object, like a pet rock or a ring, he has the ability to "tunnel" into the owner. He can sense where they are, like a human GPS, and can see, hear, and feel what they do. It's an ability the government would do anything to possess: a perfect surveillance unit who could locate fugitives, spies, or terrorists with a single touch.
Forced to lie to his friends and family, and then to choose whether to give up everything for their safety, Jake hopes the good he's doing—finding kidnap victims and hostages, and tracking down terrorists—is worth it. But he starts to suspect the good guys may not be so good after all. With Rachel's help, Jake has to try to escape both good guys and bad guys and find a way to live his own life instead of tunneling through others.
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 06, 201430 copies available, 319 people requestingCountries available: US
by Dave Adair (Goodreads Author)
Dreams don’t die.
No grave extends deep enough to kill them.
They spring from your youth, enthusiastic life breathed harmlessly in…more[close] Signed Copy!View Details »
Dreams don’t die.
No grave extends deep enough to kill them.
They spring from your youth, enthusiastic life breathed harmlessly into them; those instinctive desires to accomplish what one day surely will make you matter. Your confidence powered those endless and empty minutes and days, plotting that golden path. Your invincibility strengthened with each passing sunrise.
You own the dream. But as each day passes that you choose not to realize it, it possesses you. Slowly and purposefully, it digs deeper, until those sunrises bring with them discomforting reminders of your own failure; your own mortality. Time is not infinite.
The dream knows when you surrender to mediocrity. It drives you forward. It exists to remind you that your life is incomplete; that you will acknowledge this grand idea, or risk devastation at its hand.
Prayer may calm it. Careers may camouflage it. Family and friends may enable its repression.
But it breathes, nonetheless. It is prideful. It revels in its place as a stain on your canvass.
Reggie Hatcher convinced himself he knew better than his instincts; that he was smarter than what his heart and soul told him to do. He believed that he could hide from what he, himself, decided he wanted.
He figured he could beat it back.
He was wrong.
The River Road
by Benjamin Boucvalt (Goodreads Author)
**PAPERBACK + SPECIAL GIFT**
A psychological thriller set in the Antebellum South, THE RIVER ROAD deals with the inescapability of the past, chains bot…more[close] **PAPERBACK + SPECIAL GIFT**View Details »
A psychological thriller set in the Antebellum South, THE RIVER ROAD deals with the inescapability of the past, chains both physical and emotional, and the power of human connection.
Win a signed paperback copy and a special gift! Be taken on a journey with this cinematic reading of a dark tale of hope.
"The river is always watching." [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 28 - Oct 06, 20141 copy available, 209 people requestingCountries available: US
Giveaway dates: Sep 29 - Oct 06, 201410 copies available, 448 people requestingCountries available: US
The World Without You
by Joshua Henkin (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
It's July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. They have gathered to memorialize Leo, the y…more[close]View Details »
It's July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. They have gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings and an intrepid journalist killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq. But Leo’s parents are adrift in a grief that’s tearing apart their forty-year marriage, his sisters are struggling with their own difficulties, and his widow has arrived from California bearing a secret. Here award-winning writer Joshua Henkin unfolds this family story, as, over the course of three days, the Frankels contend with sibling rivalries and marital feuds, with volatile women and silent men — and, ultimately, with the true meaning of family.
"A wonderful novel... I just love it"--Anne Lamott, Miami Herald
"Insightful... poignant... elegant"--The New York Times Book Review
"Tenderness spills from these pages--Entertainment Weekly
"A densely detailed and touching portrait"--People
"Gorgeously Written"--The Boston Globe
"Witty, poignant, and heartfelt"--Gary Shteyngart
"An immeasurably moving masterpiece"--Heidi Julavits
"A less chilly variation on Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections.... Intelligently written."--Publishers Weekly (starred/boxed review)
“Few American novelists, living or dead, have ever been as good as Henkin at drawing people.”—Commentary Magazine
Joshua Henkin (http://www.joshuahenkin.com) is the author of the novels Matrimony, a New York Times Notable Book, and Swimming Across the Hudson, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book. His new novel, The World Without You, will be out in paperback from Vintage Books on April 9. It has been named an Editors' Choice Book by The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune and is the winner of the 2012 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American Fiction and a finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Award. His short stories have been published widely, cited for distinction in Best American Short Stories, and broadcast on NPR's "Selected Shorts." He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and directs the MFA program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Oct 06, 20141 copy available, 283 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Bart Hopkins Jr. (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 20, 2014It's springtime in Galveston again, and life is blooming. In Renee, also, as she and Blaine Hadrock deal with the aftermath of the events that occurre…more[close] It's springtime in Galveston again, and life is blooming. In Renee, also, as she and Blaine Hadrock deal with the aftermath of the events that occurred on Playtime the previous summer. But from the heights of a tall building and the depths of a seedy strip club come whispers that something else is blooming. Something disturbing and dark and all too real.View Details »
The second Blaine Hadrock novel of suspense.
This novel of suspense recommended for those 18 and older due to some mature situations, profanity, and drug use portrayal. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 26 - Oct 07, 20142 copies available, 80 people requestingCountries available: US
Act of War (Scot Harvath, #13)
by Brad Thor (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jul 08, 2014*AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER*
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Brad Thor, offers his newest book: ACT OF WAR.
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies oversea…more[close] *AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER*View Details »
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Brad Thor, offers his newest book: ACT OF WAR.
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem— no one knows if she can be trusted.
But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.
With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.
Code-named “Gold Dust” and “Blackbird,” they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.
ACT OF WAR is available in hardcover now! [close]
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas: Being a Jane Austen Mystery
by Stephanie Barron
The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series
Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spen…more[close] The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery seriesView Details »
Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted.
Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane’s fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again? [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 31 - Oct 07, 201410 copies available, 718 people requestingCountries available: US
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall (Whispers on the Moors, #3)
by Sarah E. Ladd (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 07, 2014Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness. His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past where…more[close] Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness. His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.View Details »
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace. But soon after becoming a lady's companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she's desperately hidden for years.
Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own—one that has haunted him for years and tied him to his father's position as steward of Willowgrove Hall. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he'll never be free to find his own way in the world. He'll never be free to fall in love.
When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and fight for a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long suffered? [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 08 - Oct 07, 20145 copies available, 595 people requestingCountries available: US
Dept. of Speculation
by Jenny Offill
Release date: Oct 07, 2014In the beginning, it was easy to imagine their future. They were young and giddy, sure of themselves and of their love for each other. “Dept. of Specu…more[close] In the beginning, it was easy to imagine their future. They were young and giddy, sure of themselves and of their love for each other. “Dept. of Speculation” was their code name for all the thrilling uncertainties that lay ahead. Then they got married, had a child and navigated the familiar calamities of family life—a colicky baby, a faltering relationship, stalled ambitions.View Details »
When their marriage reaches a sudden breaking point, the wife tries to retrace the steps that have led them to this place, invoking everything from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what is lost and what remains. In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit, Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love story—a novel to read in one sitting, even as its piercing meditations linger long after the last page. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 27 - Oct 07, 201425 copies available, 397 people requestingCountries available: US
by Dayle Furlong
Release date: Feb 28, 2015After generations of prosperity in the mining town of Brighton, Newfoundland, Jack and Angela McCarthy find themselves jobless. In order to keep his f…more[close] After generations of prosperity in the mining town of Brighton, Newfoundland, Jack and Angela McCarthy find themselves jobless. In order to keep his family together, Jack accepts a job in a gold mine in the wilds of northern Alberta.View Details »
Enter to win one of 5 Advanced Review Copies signed by the author!
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Arriving in Foxville, the McCarthys find themselves resented, bullied, and cast as outsiders. When Jack's best friend, Peter, is swindled out of his savings and resorts to stealing from the mine, his attempts at reversing their fortunes thrust both families into even deeper torment.
A powerful, poetic novel dealing with the effects of poverty, the harshness and beauty of Canada's north, the perils of theft, and the timeless value of community and family among displaced Newfoundlanders, Saltwater Cowboys is a classic cautionary tale that presents a stark glimpse into the lives of families struggling to survive in unfamiliar terrain. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 02 - Oct 07, 20145 copies available, 285 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Anything He Wants & Castaway
by Sara Fawkes (Goodreads Author)
ANYTHING HE WANTS
Enigmatic billionaire Jeremiah Hamilton seduced Lucy Delacourt, sweeping her out of her ordinary life and into the extravagant lifest…more[close] ANYTHING HE WANTSView Details »
Enigmatic billionaire Jeremiah Hamilton seduced Lucy Delacourt, sweeping her out of her ordinary life and into the extravagant lifestyle of the rich and powerful. There she experienced the highest highs, dangerous lows, and unimaginable passion...but always there was her billionaire protector. Safe in his arms, she thought for sure her life had finally found the right track.
Until she couldn't hold back saying the three little words he never wanted to hear, and found out how fragile her new position truly was.
And when she's kidnapped from Jeremiah's home, her future becomes even more uncertain. Lucas Hamilton needs Lucy for his own purposes, but makes it no secret that he wants to get back at his brother any way he can for stealing the family empire. Dangerous outside forces seem intent on taking the proud and wealthy New York family down. But what will broken-hearted Lucy do when her new captor sets his sights on seduction?
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 15 - Oct 07, 201420 copies available, 482 people requestingCountries available: US
by D. Bunyan (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 16, 2014
David is about to marry and settle down to a prosperous future with a woman whose DNA probably matches his own. But a declaration of l…more[close]View Details »
David is about to marry and settle down to a prosperous future with a woman whose DNA probably matches his own. But a declaration of love that he fails to deal with both emotionally and professionally catapults him into a spiral of deceit and decline.
The opinions of an ambitious headmaster, a best friend, jealous lovers, errant parents, a failed businessmen, a Brazilian taxi driver and a handsome backpacker all surprise and confound him over his love for Mark. Will he ever come to his senses? [close]
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
by Christopher Scotton (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 06, 2015Enter now for a chance to win an advanced reader's copy of THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH!
*No P.O. Boxes Please
After the death of his younger brothe…more[close] Enter now for a chance to win an advanced reader's copy of THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH!View Details »
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After the death of his younger brother in a horrific accident at home fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with his grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky.
Medgar is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the 'company' and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains.
Redemptive and emotionally resonant, THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps to man and it challenges the reader to consider the complicated economic choices facing the rural poor. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 07, 201415 copies available, 251 people requestingCountries available: US
50 Mistakes of the Fledgling Fiction Writer
by Ian M. Pindar (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 15, 20145 copies to give away along with signed front cover artwork from the first two books in the Robert Knight series.
Thinking of writing your first novel?…more[close] 5 copies to give away along with signed front cover artwork from the first two books in the Robert Knight series.View Details »
Thinking of writing your first novel? Do you know how much is involved? − do you really?
Is it just a matter of sitting at a keyboard and bashing out 120,000 words? If only it was that simple!
50 Mistakes of the Fledgling Fiction Writer is a brief guide to the most common mistakes that the novice can often make or doesn’t even consider.
Ian M Pindar cannot guarantee greatness for your first novel, but he can give you tips and suggestions that will make it better − it’s a money back guarantee! [close]
by Martina Boone (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 28, 2014“Stunningly magical debut. I want to live in this story world!" — Wendy Higgins, USA Today & NYT bestselling author
Three plantations. Two wishes.…more[close] “Stunningly magical debut. I want to live in this story world!" — Wendy Higgins, USA Today & NYT bestselling authorView Details »
Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.
***SIGNED ARC GIVEAWAY***
All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead--a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.
Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 07, 20141 copy available, 527 people requestingCountries available: US
The Silent Sister
by Diane Chamberlain (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 07, 2014From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain, a novel in which a young woman discovers that the sister she believed to be dead is alive and has a new ide…more[close] From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain, a novel in which a young woman discovers that the sister she believed to be dead is alive and has a new identity and a dark secret.View Details »
Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery from international bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 07, 201410 copies available, 1464 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by T. Jefferson Parker (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 07, 2014From the New York Times bestselling thriller writer comes a powerful standalone novel in the tradition of Steinbeck's classic East of Eden.
Patrick Nor…more[close] From the New York Times bestselling thriller writer comes a powerful standalone novel in the tradition of Steinbeck's classic East of Eden.View Details »
Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer–excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin.
Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril.
Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family’s home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted’s plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice.
Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers.
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 07, 201410 copies available, 454 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Five Minutes Alone: A Thriller
by Paul Cleave (Goodreads Author)
In the latest thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, someone is helping rape victims exact revenge on their attackers,…more[close] *GALLEY GIVEAWAY*View Details »
In the latest thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, someone is helping rape victims exact revenge on their attackers, prompting an edge-of-your-seat, cat-and-mouse chase between old friends, detectives Theodore Tate and Carl Schroder.
Carl Schroder and Theodore Tate, labeled "The Coma Cops" by the media, are finally getting their lives back into shape. Tate has returned to the police force and is grateful to be back at home with his wife, Bridget. For Schroder, things are neither good nor bad. The bullet lodged in his head from a shooting six months ago hasn't killed him, but, almost as deadly, it's switched off his emotions.
When the body of a convicted rapist is found, obliterated by an oncoming train, Tate works the case, trying to determine if this is murder or suicide. The following night, the bodies of two more rapists surface. It's hard to investigate when everyone on the police force seems to be rooting for the killer.
There's a common plea detectives get from the loved ones of victims: When you find the man who did this, give me five minutes alone with him. And that's exactly what someone is doing. Someone is helping these victims get their five minutes alone. But when innocent people start to die, Tate and Schroder find themselves with different objectives, and soon they're battling something they never would've expected: each other.
"Ferocious storytelling that makes you think and feel," says The Listener (New Zealand). Smart, funny, and breathlessly suspenseful, Five Minutes Alone takes the definition of "crime thriller" to a whole new level. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 07, 201416 copies available, 340 people requestingCountries available: US
As a Child
by Corey Mesler (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 23, 2014"Having just finished reading Corey Mesler’s As a Child, I can’t think of anything I’d rather do right now than start reading it all over again. The f…more[close] "Having just finished reading Corey Mesler’s As a Child, I can’t think of anything I’d rather do right now than start reading it all over again. The first time, I was smiling all the way through. I felt like the guy in one story who self-medicates by eating a dime and finds his world transformed. These are stories filled with wit and surprise, with heart-busting sadness and romping joy."View Details »
--Josephine Humphreys, author of Rich in Love and Nowhere Else on Earth
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 07, 20141 copy available, 116 people requestingCountries available: US
by Mary Pauline Lowry (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 07, 2014Enter this giveaway to receive a hardback copy of "Wildfire," a novel by Mary Pauline Lowry.
Julie has an obsession with fire that began after her pare…more[close] Enter this giveaway to receive a hardback copy of "Wildfire," a novel by Mary Pauline Lowry.View Details »
Julie has an obsession with fire that began after her parents died when she was twelve years old. Her pyromania leads her to take an unlikely job as a forest firefighter on an elite, Type 1 “Hotshot” crew of forest firefighters who travel the American West battling wildfires. The only woman on the twenty person crew, Julie struggles both to prove her worth and find a place of belonging in the dangerous, insular, and very masculine world of fire (while also fighting against an eating disorder she's had since her teens). As her season “on the line” progresses so do her relationships with the strange and varied cast of characters that make up her hotshots team—and she learns what it means to put your life on the line for someone else.
Wildfire is a tough, gritty, and fascinating story from an exciting new voice in American fiction. Fans of the movie Backdraft or Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild will enjoy this fast paced debut. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 07, 201420 copies available, 112 people requestingCountries available: US
by Jane Smiley
Release date: Oct 07, 2014**FINISHED BOOK GIVEAWAY**
*Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award
From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life…more[close] **FINISHED BOOK GIVEAWAY**View Details »
*Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award
From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America.
On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special place in her father’s heart.
Each chapter in Some Luck covers a single year, beginning in 1920, as American soldiers like Walter return home from World War I, and going up through the early 1950s, with the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change. As the Langdons branch out from Iowa to both coasts of America, the personal and the historical merge seamlessly: one moment electricity is just beginning to power the farm, and the next a son is volunteering to fight the Nazis; later still, a girl you’d seen growing up now has a little girl of her own, and you discover that your laughter and your admiration for all these lives are mixing with tears.
Some Luck delivers on everything we look for in a work of fiction. Taking us through cycles of births and deaths, passions and betrayals, among characters we come to know inside and out, it is a tour de force that stands wholly on its own. But it is also the first part of a dazzling epic trilogy—a literary adventure that will span a century in America: an astonishing feat of storytelling by a beloved writer at the height of her powers.
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 26 - Oct 07, 201412 copies available, 686 people requestingCountries available: US
by Martha Conway (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 15, 2014Signed edition of Thieving Forest, the new novel by Edgar-nominated author that the Akron Beacon Journal calls "extraordinary," and Kirkus Reviews cal…more[close] Signed edition of Thieving Forest, the new novel by Edgar-nominated author that the Akron Beacon Journal calls "extraordinary," and Kirkus Reviews calls "hypnotic."View Details »
On a humid morning in 1806, on the edge of Ohio's Great Black Swamp, Susanna Quiner watches helplessly from behind a tree while her four older sisters are abducted by a group of Potawatomi men. Unable to summon help, she makes the rash decision to pursue them herself. What follows is a young woman's quest to save her sisters, and the parallel story of her sisters' new lives.
Fast-paced and richly detailed, Thieving Forest explores the transformation of all five sisters as they contend with slavery, betrayal, starvation, and love. "This is one of those books that you can't put down." (D. Anderson, Amazon reviewer) [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Oct 07, 20142 copies available, 334 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Biology of Luck
by Jacob M. Appel (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 30, 2014Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to s…more[close] Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. Both men have staked their romantic future on her. Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom. But Larry, too, has a stake in her future. He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine’s life on the day he wins her heart. Juxtaposing moments from Larry’s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his “dream date” with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine’s concurrent escapades, this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs.... [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 07, 201411 copies available, 36 people requestingCountries available: US
The Goddess Club
by Emily Alice Ovenden (Goodreads Author)
Signed first edition Paperback.
"When you commit murder, you kill the best part of yourself. Emily Alice Ovenden slices into the psyche of the modern w…more[close] Signed first edition Paperback.View Details »
"When you commit murder, you kill the best part of yourself. Emily Alice Ovenden slices into the psyche of the modern woman in this unflinching account of revenge. A group of women come together, plot, conspire and act without due respect for the consequences of their actions.
A chilling account of obsession, betrayal and modern-day witchcraft." [close]
by Mark Rigney (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 07, 2014Hello Book Lovers!
I'm giving away five copies of my debut novel, CHECK-OUT TIME!
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Love's Fortune (The Ballantyne Legacy #3)
by Laura Frantz (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 16, 2014With two very different horizons stretched out before her, one young woman stands on the cusp of an unknown future.
Sheltered since birth at her Kentuc…more[close] With two very different horizons stretched out before her, one young woman stands on the cusp of an unknown future.View Details »
Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena “Wren” Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas’s vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Wren makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world—family members she’s never met, dances she’s never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew.
As she struggles to fit in during their extended stay, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes’ shipping line. Even with his help, Wren feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way . . . to her peril?
With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 08 - Oct 08, 20145 copies available, 538 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Chelsea Rooney
Release date: Sep 30, 2014Get the novel people are already buzzing about.
“Chelsea Rooney has written a novel that is simultaneously lacerating and deeply empathetic. It confron…more[close] Get the novel people are already buzzing about.View Details »
“Chelsea Rooney has written a novel that is simultaneously lacerating and deeply empathetic. It confronts difficult material in a frank and unflinching manner, yet remains grounded in an abiding authorial intelligence. Pedal marks the debut of a hugely promising writer.”
–Steven W. Beattie, Quill & Quire
“Julia, the protagonist of this intense first novel, is a psychology grad student who risks everything to pursue scientific research in truly forbidden territory: sexual attraction between adults and children. She persists in her quest in spite of skeptical friends, fragile relatives, a squeamish thesis advisor, an enigmatic bike-tour companion, severe social taboos, and her own painful memories of a birth father she calls Dirtbag–not to prove any point but to find out what lies beyond the conventional wisdom. This is an unsettling novel–smart, fierce, confident, funny, and full of surprises–with an unforgettable young woman at the heart of the storm.”
–Mary Schendlinger, Senior Editor, Geist
“[…] a taut, unsettling, and provoking debut novel […] [Chelsea Rooney] ought to be commended for perceptively addressing such a difficult and inflammatory (and decidedly uncommercial) topic with a subtlety that’s buoyed by ample empathy.”
–Brett Josef Grubisic, Vancouver Sun
“Pedal is a brave and captivating book, written with an unflinching eye and a deep understanding of the torment that is the human condition. Chelsea Rooney is a major talent.”
–Steven Galloway, author of The Confabulist and The Cellist of Sarajevo
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 08 - Oct 08, 20142 copies available, 96 people requestingCountries available: CA
The Bride Wore Black (Cinnamon Greene Adventure Mysteries, #1)
by Bonnie J. Cardone (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 17, 2014The Bride Wore Black
Beautiful, spoiled Cat Callahan has always gotten anything and anyone she wanted, leaving a string of broken relationships in her…more[close] The Bride Wore BlackView Details »
Beautiful, spoiled Cat Callahan has always gotten anything and anyone she wanted, leaving a string of broken relationships in her destructive wake. When she suffers an allergic reaction and dies, no one thinks her death is accidental and there are plenty of suspects. Early on, the police focus on two local women.
Cinnamon Greene is not alone in thinking the cops are looking at the wrong people. Recently separated from her celebrity photographer husband, she had returned to her small hometown to work for her father and photograph Cat’s wedding. It is Cinnamon’s camera that captures the bride’s last breath and she is drawn into the search for her killer. This proves a dangerous undertaking, however, leading to violent acts against Cinnamon and her family that are nearly fatal.
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 08 - Oct 08, 20146 copies available, 125 people requestingCountries available: US
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