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by Dan Rix (Goodreads Author)
In the middle of the Atlantic, four hundred miles west of Bermuda, the eight thousand passengers and crew aboard the cruise ship MS Cypress vanish int…more[close] In the middle of the Atlantic, four hundred miles west of Bermuda, the eight thousand passengers and crew aboard the cruise ship MS Cypress vanish into thin air. Everyone—men, women, and children—all gone. Taken.View Details »
Everyone except five teenagers.
In an instant, their seven day cruise becomes a nightmare: eighteen decks of haunted hallways, pools and bars completely empty, desserts still half-eaten in the abandoned Royal Promenade. A ghost ship the size of a city, sailing blind. At least their annoying parents are gone.
But now strange things are happening. Satellites are dropping out of orbit, falling from the sky. Satellites…and bigger things. They’re not as alone as they think. A message appears in an ancient language, burned into the carpet in the deck ten elevator lobby. It’s a warning. A monster lurks onboard, hunting them. What they’ve long suspected appears certain: the vanishing…it was an attack.
Now the most unlikely of friends must confront the shadowy pasts that link them and regain control of a runaway cruise ship, crack a four-thousand-year-old mystery, and wage war on a formless evil…before they too vanish into oblivion. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20141 copy available, 579 people requestingCountries available: US
Double Dare (Double Dutch Dolls Series) (Volume 1)
by K. Charles
Navigating the halls of middleschool can be tricky. But, 14yr old identical twins Kaila and Zaria Bradley, known to everyone as the Double Dutch Dolls…more[close] Navigating the halls of middleschool can be tricky. But, 14yr old identical twins Kaila and Zaria Bradley, known to everyone as the Double Dutch Dolls, seem to have it all figured out. At least until they overhear their archenemy Trinity say, “Kaila’s only good for looks and Zaria’s only good for books”. Now the girls feel they have something to prove and attempt to pull off the greatest Double Dare of all-time, secretly trading places. It may be the oldest twin trick in the book but the Double Dutch Dolls plan to do it in style. Can Fashionista Kaila transform herself into a star student? Can Classic, cool Zaria trade in her soccer cleats for designer fashion? Or, will competition permanently tear the twins apart?View Details »
Double Dutch Dolls is a line of multi-cultural books, dolls, and accessories for ages 8 and up. To meet the gang, and learn more, visit www.doubledutchdolls.com.
[close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20145 copies available, 238 people requestingCountries available: US
A Soldier's Honor (The Scepter of Maris, #1)
by James R. Barnes (Goodreads Author)
Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 paperback copies of this epic fantasy adventure. Dive into this exciting story full of heroes and villains, swords an…more[close] Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 paperback copies of this epic fantasy adventure. Dive into this exciting story full of heroes and villains, swords and sorcery, and lots of character(s).View Details »
When exiled former soldier Meric comes to the aid of a woman and two children about to be abducted, he starts down a path that will once again see him and his friends in their homeland, being hunted. They soon find themselves embroiled in a fight with much greater consequences than their troubles with the mad King that falsely accused them of treason.
With unexpected allies and the aid of forbidden magic, they will face unimaginable danger on a quest to save their people and their world.
Available now on Kindle!
[close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20145 copies available, 306 people requestingCountries available: US, GB, and AU
Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 201420 copies available, 229 people requestingCountries available: GB
Dash of Peril (Love Undercover, #4)
by Lori Foster (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 25, 2014Enter to win 1 of 25 Finished Copies of the book!
A no-nonsense female cop reluctantly teams up with the one man who makes her lose control in a delici…more[close] Enter to win 1 of 25 Finished Copies of the book!View Details »
A no-nonsense female cop reluctantly teams up with the one man who makes her lose control in a deliciously sensual new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...
To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret "Margo" Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is a whole other kind of danger. Dash is 6'4" of laid-back masculine charm, a man who loves life—and women—to the limit. Until Margo is threatened, and he reveals a dark side that may just match her own.
Beneath Margo's tough facade is a slow-burning sexiness that drives Dash crazy. The only way to finish this case is to work together side by side…skin to skin. And as their mission takes a lethal turn, he'll have to prove he's all the man she needs—in all the ways that matter. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 201425 copies available, 1288 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Centaur's Daughter (Watersmeet, #2)
by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Book 2 in the Watersmeet Series
Abisina had found a home in Watersmeet--the community her father led until he was killed by the evil White Worm. But n…more[close] Book 2 in the Watersmeet SeriesView Details »
Abisina had found a home in Watersmeet--the community her father led until he was killed by the evil White Worm. But now, Watersmeet is as divided as the village she fled as an outcast. The land faces a new threat, and an uneasy alliances between the humans and the creatures will have to be formed to survive. If Abisina doesn't become the leader Watersmeet needs, she may lose everything. But can she take her father's place? This powerful and moving fantasy deals with timely issues about identity, prejudice, and war. This is the sequel to Watersmeet, which was an IRA Young Adult Book Award Notable and a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominee. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 201420 copies available, 456 people requestingCountries available: US
Everything's Better with Monkeys
by C.J. Henderson
Release date: Feb 05, 20143 Copies of CJ Henderson's aclaimed Rocky and Noodles collection.
SCI FI FUNNY MAN CJ HENDERSON HAS DONE IT AGAIN! The Pan…more[close] 3 Copies of CJ Henderson's aclaimed Rocky and Noodles collection.View Details »
SCI FI FUNNY MAN CJ HENDERSON HAS DONE IT AGAIN! The Pan-Galactic League of Suns had been the undisputed ruling force in the galaxy for eons. But now, a fledgling race of ape-descendants (guess who) has burst onto the scene to challenge the old order. Under the command of Captain Alexander Valance, the Earth Alliance Starship Roosevelt was the first of the long-awaited Dreadnought-class vessels, crewed by 10,000 of Earth's sharpest minds and broadest backs. The Navy prides itself on having professional, by-the-book officers and crewmen; but fortunately for the Roosevelt and her mission, some of her sailors hadn't gotten around to reading that book yet. This is the saga of Chief Gunnery Officer Rockland Vespucci, "Rocky," his best friend Machinist First Mate Li Qui Kon, better known to top-notch, wire-and-screw jockeys everywhere as Noodles and all the rest of the singing and dancing sailors of the A.E.S. Roosevelt. To say this bunch thought outside the box would imply they thought there was a box in the first place. This is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the craziest collection of space opera comedies ever assembled. It's all the stories of those beloved scallywags, Rocky and Noodles, concluded with a new, never-before seen tale to end the saga. Tribble lovers ... this one's for you! [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20143 copies available, 164 people requestingCountries available: US
A Bright and Shining World
by C.J. Henderson
Release date: Jan 01, 2014You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future, not a future that will be but one that might be. This is not a new world, it…more[close] You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future, not a future that will be but one that might be. This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. Rod Serling, Twilight Zone This is Science Fiction as it was in the golden ago of the Twilight Zone. From the boundless imagination of C.J. Henderson come eighteen stories of sci fi adventure, yes--but also dark fantasy, psychological horror and a few more realms which haven't been seen all that often since Mr. Serling's famous sign post used to point the world in the direction of the just slightly strange. Step into these unique and sometimes terrifying neighborhoods with us, so many of them not all that different from our own. And once there, be prepared to explore the human condition set out against test it may encounter all too soon--where the Good can be caught up in unforeseen consequences, and where the Bad often live just long enough to realize they are going straight to hell for what they've done. Sometimes taking the good with them. This is the Science Fiction of C.J. Henderson ... sometimes amusing. Sometimes not. Be prepared. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20143 copies available, 173 people requestingCountries available: US
The Front Seat Passenger
by Pascal Garnier, Jane Aitken
Release date: Mar 10, 2014To celebrate the UK publication of Pascal Garnier's latest noir, we're giving you the chance to win a copy of all five of his novels available in Engl…more[close] To celebrate the UK publication of Pascal Garnier's latest noir, we're giving you the chance to win a copy of all five of his novels available in English to date: The Panda Theory, How's the Pain?, The A26, Moon in a Dead Eye and the latest, The Front Seat Passenger.View Details »
'Simenon's romans durs as channeled through the vision behind Wim Wenders' early films ... It goes down quickly, and readily, but it hits at a place that will leave readers feeling uneasy for some time after they turn the last page.' Crime Time
'Tense, strange, disconcerting and slyly funny ... richly satisfying' Sunday Times
'Combines a sense of the surreal with a ruthless wit.' The Observer
Find out more at gallicbooks.com
[close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20145 copies available, 146 people requestingCountries available: GB
Consigned to the Sea
by Danielle Ackley-McPhail (Goodreads Author), Valerie Griswold-Ford
Release date: Feb 28, 2014Three Autographed copies of Danielle Ackley-McPhail's new nautical fiction short story collection.
'Tis Said We All Retu…more[close] Three Autographed copies of Danielle Ackley-McPhail's new nautical fiction short story collection.View Details »
'Tis Said We All Return to Whence We Began...
Is it any wonder then why so many are drawn to the sea? Throughout the history of Man the crash of the waves has been a siren song...a promise...a curse. Above the waves is a challenge that makes or breaks many a man or woman. Below is another world both magical and menacing.
In Consigned to the Sea you will find the vast spectrum of what the oceans have to offer. The wonder of a mermaid yearning to reach the sky... The wrath of the selkie protecting its own... A dragon waging war against pirates...
Whether you root for the sailor or the sea, here is a collection you can treasure. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20143 copies available, 222 people requestingCountries available: US
Drilling on Troubled Land
by Nick Munzer
Drilling on Troubled Land is an action story set in the Venezuelan oilfield and in Texas. Seen through the eyes of Mike LeBlanc, a young American work…more[close] Drilling on Troubled Land is an action story set in the Venezuelan oilfield and in Texas. Seen through the eyes of Mike LeBlanc, a young American working for an oil drilling company, the novel describes life and work in Venezuela. A dreadful accident suffered by one of Mike's coworkers exposes the dangers that oil drillers face, and the challenging investigation that follows flashes a light on some unpleasant corporate practices before eventually leading to the truth. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20145 copies available, 134 people requestingCountries available: US
Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide To Self-Publishing
by Ben Galley (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 28, 2014SHELF HELP - The Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing - Only 2 copies of this brand-spanking new book to be won, and only a month to enter!
"The first truly…more[close] SHELF HELP - The Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing - Only 2 copies of this brand-spanking new book to be won, and only a month to enter!View Details »
"The first truly comprehensive, honest, objective guide to publishing I've seen" - Polly Courtney
Confused and bamboozled by the wide world of self-publishing? Written a book but have no idea how to get it onto shelves? Disillusioned by traditional publishing and want something better? Well, you’re in the right place. Shelf Help is the brand new and comprehensive guide to becoming a professional indie author.
This handy little pocket guide will tell you in great detail exactly how to go from manuscript to royalty cheque. With Shelf Help, you’ll learn how to self-publish the DIY way - retaining all your rights, royalties, and utter creative control whilst keeping it cheap, quick, and above all, professional.
So whether it’s cover design that’s foxed you, or eBooks that give you a headache, self-publishing consultant Ben Galley has the answers.
Also featuring interviews with best-selling authors and self-publishing gurus: Hugh Howey, Joanna Penn, and Polly Courtney.
For more about Shelf Help, head to www.shelfhelp.info, or find Ben at www.bengalley.com. [close]
Smoke and Mirrors - The Suspicious Deaths of the Bioweaponeers
by C.R. Harris (Goodreads Author)
This Giveaway is to celebrate the release of the newly edited, revised edition in American English.
Harris has written a conspiracy thriller that myste…more[close] This Giveaway is to celebrate the release of the newly edited, revised edition in American English.View Details »
Harris has written a conspiracy thriller that mystery lovers will enjoy.
A story about multi-national journalist Chloe Moreau who is drawn into a terrorist plot. It covers the globe with modern power blocks and old cold-war tensions all in play. Not a tale of super-heroes. The characters are believable, strong and weak, smart and mistaken.
Being mugged by a spook, if you’re a journalist, is a good sign your story is more about the sinister truth and less mad conspiracy. Far too many biological weapons scientists are dying in mysterious circumstances, and the finger of blame points at the international secret intelligence community.
Chloe Moreau finds herself investigating this world, where secret services collaborate as well as compete for information. It isn’t only her investigation that is worrying the intelligence community; her husband has links with an Al Qaeda money-laundering project.
Opposed by intelligence agencies, abducted, and threatened, her quest for the truth won’t be easy. Chloe needs information from MI5 and they need her help to bring down the terrorist plot.
Can Chloe get the proof she needs to publish her findings? Can MI5 prevent the imminent terrorist attack on England?
Ealdormen (The Earls of Mercia #2)
by M.J. Porter (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 01, 2014To celebrate the release of Ealdormen (Earls of Mercia Book 2)two signed advanced reading copies of Ealdormen are up for grabs.
If you haven't discover…more[close] To celebrate the release of Ealdormen (Earls of Mercia Book 2)two signed advanced reading copies of Ealdormen are up for grabs.View Details »
If you haven't discovered late tenth century Anglo-Saxon England yet, then be sure to check out book 1, Ealdorman, available from all good ebook sellers, and in print from Lulu.com
Leofwine, Ealdorman of the Hwicce, has proved himself in battle and won the support of his King, Aethelred II, but the spectre of Swein of Denmark, the man who partially blinded him five years before, has suddenly become a harrowing reality.
As the Viking raids intensify, conflict at the King's Witan and amongst his Councillors grows and Leofwine finds himself still treading a difficult path between loyalty and the twisted self-interests of the men the King surrounds himself with.
Can Leofwine weather more storms and grow his own power base, or will his King, once and for all, lose patience with his broken Ealdorman? [close]
Overcoming Darkness: A Christian's Guide to Clearing Curses, Hexes, and Spells
by Melody Litton (Goodreads Author)
by Jennifer Lynch (Goodreads Author)
Paperback copy of Skin Deep by Jennifer Lynch
Rebecca has given up Bridgette for adoption, feeling that she had very little choice as the father of her…more[close] Paperback copy of Skin Deep by Jennifer LynchView Details »
Rebecca has given up Bridgette for adoption, feeling that she had very little choice as the father of her baby didn't want to know. The nuns at Saint Catherine's take the decision out of her hands because they have their own ideas. She returned to her cold and lonely flat in East London, vowing to change her life, and she gives up her job in the cigarette factory for a brand new start.
Bridgette grows up into a beautiful young girl but has surprises in store as she sets out on her own path to become a nanny. She can't help but fall for the extremely charming Neil, the father of the family.
An intriguing novel which explores mother and daughter relationships, boyfriend and girlfriend relationships, and adoption. [close]
Princess of Wisdom: The Spiritual Journey of Yeshe Tsogyal
by Mayra Sonam Paldon (Goodreads Author)
Still Ours to Lead: America, Rising Powers, and the Tension between Rivalry and Restraint
by Bruce Jones
Release date: Mar 17, 2014Is the U.S.A. losing its “superpower” status? Are the rising powers set to challenge the international order? What is the future of global stability?
F…more[close] Is the U.S.A. losing its “superpower” status? Are the rising powers set to challenge the international order? What is the future of global stability?View Details »
For over a decade, Bruce Jones has had a front-row seat as the emerging powers thrust themselves onto the global stage. From Delhi to Doha to Beijing to Brasilia, he’s met with the politicians, diplomats, business leaders, and scholars of the emerging powers as they craft their strategies for rising influence—and with senior American officials as they forge their response.
In Still Ours to Lead, Jones tells a nuanced story of American leadership. He artfully examines the tension between the impulse to rival the U.S.A and the incentives for restraint and cooperation among the rising powers. Both are alive and well in the current system, and the balance provides a continued ability to solve problems and to manage crises at roughly the same rate as when American dominance was unquestioned. Maintaining that balance is central to the question of whether we will live in a stable or unstable system in the period to come. But it just so happens that this challenge plays to America’s unique strength—it’s unparalleled ability to pull together broad and disparate coalitions for action. To succeed, America will have to adapt its leadership to new realities. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 201430 copies available, 137 people requestingCountries available: US
Tucker (The Family Simon, #1)
by Juliana Stone (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 06, 2014Book 1 of THE FAMILY SIMON series, featuring 'those damn southern Kennedys'
When all hope is gone, can love still find a way?
Tucker Simon has given up…more[close] Book 1 of THE FAMILY SIMON series, featuring 'those damn southern Kennedys'View Details »
When all hope is gone, can love still find a way?
Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was–until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She’s been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because she deserves so much more than what he can give. But the more time that he spends with her, Tucker begins to think that maybe there is a chance for love after all…
Abby Mathews has been in love with Tucker Simon since he walked into her family’s bar nearly a year ago. But he’s got baggage and heartache a plenty. His one-night-stands aren't going to lessen that no matter what he thinks. Tucker needs a friend, but Abby wants to give him more, and as they navigate their way through a weekend in Florida, their attraction can’t be ignored. Abby has to make a choice. Does she cherish their friendship and take what she can get? Or does she go after what she really wants, which is Tucker’s heart… [close]
The Legender (Arkosaegan, #1)
by Jason Link (Goodreads Author)
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Over a thousand years have passed, yet there has been no sign of the legenders, those mys…more[close] Please visit legendernovel.com, Amazon, Facebook, or Twitter.View Details »
Over a thousand years have passed, yet there has been no sign of the legenders, those mysterious beings who once formed the elements into the shapes of mighty beasts. Many think the legenders are a myth, and no one suspects that Arkos—the reclusive artisan who carves animal bones—is one of them. Arkos’ life of solitude, however, is drastically changed when the ancient city in which he lives is struck by a great terror and the old myths begin to resound once more. As plots and danger arise, Arkos is swept up into an adventure that takes him into the dark unknown, and along his journey he learns that the true nature of his being runs much deeper than he had come to believe. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20141 copy available, 343 people requestingCountries available: US
by Aries Beltran (Goodreads Author)
Do you want to learn new tricks on Web and Web Testing, try PhantomJS. Getting Started with PhantomJS is handy starting guide for learning PhantomJS a…more[close] Do you want to learn new tricks on Web and Web Testing, try PhantomJS. Getting Started with PhantomJS is handy starting guide for learning PhantomJS and believe me you will be surprised of what you can do with this bad ass technology.View Details »
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Follow me on Twitter: @ariesb [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20142 copies available, 97 people requestingCountries available: GB and US
The Future of Western Civilization Series 1 Book 1: Psychiatrist Dr Nicholas Beecroft Interviews Visionary Leaders (Volume 1)
by Nicholas Beecroft (Goodreads Author)
Dr Nicholas Beecroft, a Military and Organizational Psychiatrist, has spent 25 years exploring the worlds of Medicine, Psychiatry, Business, Internati…more[close] Dr Nicholas Beecroft, a Military and Organizational Psychiatrist, has spent 25 years exploring the worlds of Medicine, Psychiatry, Business, International Relations and the Military. In this Series, he interviews visionary leaders to discover their inspiring, positive and practical visions for the future and challenges them with incisive questions. In Book 1 he asks:View Details »
Who are we?
Where are we going?
How can we survive and thrive in this complex and competitive world?
How can we boost our cultural confidence?
Can we be patriotic, open, diverse and global at the same time?
How do we harness capitalism to get what we really want?
How do we remain free and safe whilst Islam undergoes its global awakening?
Can politics integrate the best of all shades of opinion?
How do we create Heaven on Earth?
What can our culture learn from the science of fields, energy and consciousness?
How do we make the welfare state fair to taxpayers and empowering to recipients?
If you already know the right thing to do, how do you make it happen?
Can we make globalization democratic?
How should we combine wisdom with science?
What would life be like if science assumed that the universe is a conscious living system?
How do successful organizations unlock the productivity and potential of their people?
Future of Western Civilization Series 1, Book 1
Introduction to the Series-Dr Nicholas Beecroft interviewed by Melanie Mortiboys
British Patriotism-A Newcomer’s Perspective-William Nkata Masembe
The Next Big Shift-From Machine to Living System-Dr Nicholas Beecroft
Global Simultaneous Policy Making-Bottom-Up Global Policy-John Bunzl
The Future of Capitalism-Getting What We Really Want-Jon Freeman
Transpartisan Politics-The Power of Integrating Diversity-Joseph McCormick
Creating Heaven on Earth-Taking Small Steps in the Right Direction-Martin Rutte
Bonds, Fields and Intentions-Culture Catches Up with Science-Lynne McTaggart
Leadership with Integrity-How to be True to Yourself-Dr Mary Gentile
Wisdom-Lost and Rediscovered-Professor Jim Garrison
The Living Universe-Bringing Science, Finance and Society to Life-Dr Elisabet Sahtouris
Organizational Democracy-10 Steps to Democratic Culture and Leadership-Traci Fenton [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Mar 17, 20141 copy available, 191 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Deserter of Alamut
by Omid Banyasad (Goodreads Author)
Dara, a young shepherd from a remote village in the Seljuq Empire, is about to marry his love, Golnar, when the unthinkable happens: Golnar is kidnapp…more[close] Dara, a young shepherd from a remote village in the Seljuq Empire, is about to marry his love, Golnar, when the unthinkable happens: Golnar is kidnapped on their wedding day. With his sworn brother Borzoo at his side, Dara embarks on a journey to avenge Golnar by joining the Alamut fortress, the stronghold of Hassan Sabbah and his lethal feda’i assassins. Dara soon makes a startling discovery that tests his devotion to Alamut and brings his greatest vice to the forefront. Overcoming his vice puts him at odds with Alamut, and Dara faces a daunting decision: fulfill his sworn destiny with the feda’is or desert Alamut—something no feda’i has dared do before. His decision ultimately leads to more astounding discoveries for Dara and his brother Borzoo, yet can Dara continue to conceal the shocking secret about his brother’s true identity? The Deserter of Alamut takes readers on an epic adventure full of twists and turns that test the loyalty of two brothers as they seek to fulfill their destinies. [close]View Details »
The Keillor Reader
by Garrison Keillor
Release date: May 01, 2014EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY
Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon
When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter…more[close] EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAYView Details »
Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon
When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done—a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet.
Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. With an extensive introduction and headnotes, photographs, and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published, including the essays “Cheerfulness” and “What We Have Learned So
Keillor is the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 21 - Mar 17, 201416 copies available, 531 people requestingCountries available: US
Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience
by Monique Gray Smith (Goodreads Author)
Tilly has always known she’s part Lakota on her dad’s side. She’s grown up with the traditional teachings of her grandma, relishing the life lessons o…more[close] Tilly has always known she’s part Lakota on her dad’s side. She’s grown up with the traditional teachings of her grandma, relishing the life lessons of her beloved mentor. But it isn’t until an angry man shouts something on the street that Tilly realizes her mom is Aboriginal, too—a Cree woman taken from her own parents as a baby.View Details »
Tilly feels her mother’s pain deeply. She’s always had trouble fitting in at school, and when her grandma dies unexpectedly, her anchor is gone. Then Abby, a grade seven classmate, invites her home for lunch and offers her “something special” to drink. Nothing has prepared Tilly for the tingling in her legs, the buzz in her head and the awesome feeling that she can do anything. From then on, partying seems to offer an escape from her insecurities. But after one dangerously drunken evening, Tilly knows she has to change. Summoning her courage, she begins the long journey to finding pride in herself and her heritage. Just when she needs it most, a mysterious stranger offers some wise counsel: “Never question who you are or who your people are. It’s in your eyes. I know it’s in your heart.”
Loosely based on author Monique Gray Smith’s own life, this revealing, important work of creative non-fiction tells the story of a young Indigenous woman coming of age in Canada in the 1980s. With compassion, insight and humour, Gray Smith illuminates the 20th-century history of Canada’s First Peoples—forced displacement, residential schools, tuberculosis hospitals, the Sixties Scoop. In a spirit of hope, this unique story captures the irrepressible resilience of Tilly, and of Indigenous peoples everywhere.
“What a gorgeous read! Reminiscent of Lee Maracle’s Will’s Garden and Ruby Slipperjack’s Little Voice, Tilly will bring strength, comfort and peace to all who read it. Let it discover and inspire you, too. Wow! I've been waiting for a book like this for years. Mahsi cho, Monique Gray Smith, for digging so deep to create something so loving and nurturing for the world.”
—Richard Van Camp, author of The Lesser Blessed and The Moon of Letting Go
"Gray Smith intricately pieces together stories, traditional teachings and hard-earned personal wisdom, creating a hand-stitched quilt you can’t help but wrap yourself in—a quilt filled with optimism and the assurance that no matter how lost we are, hope, love and guidance surround us at every turn. Delicate with the handling of mature details, but fiercely candid with emotion, Tilly is an ideal resource not only for youth, but also for those who are easily triggered, while its universality will be appreciated by a wider audience. A brave new voice ready to take her place among the great contemporary storytellers, Gray Smith breaks her own trails as she explores what it means to be Indigenous in a modern world."
—Christy Jordan-Fenton, author of Fatty Legs, A Stranger at Home and When I Was Eight [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 22 - Mar 17, 20142 copies available, 171 people requestingCountries available: US
Three Twigs for the Campfire
by Joseph Cognard (Goodreads Author)
A great story the whole family will enjoy.
Billy is more than a little nervous. Even with all the excitement of his first kid only camp out, there is s…more[close] A great story the whole family will enjoy.View Details »
Billy is more than a little nervous. Even with all the excitement of his first kid only camp out, there is something truly bothering him. Listen to the fire crackle as the Miller children, in their campfire tradition, each tell a story. Will the fire last till Billy can fall asleep? Worse yet, what will happen when it is his turn to tell a story? Lastly, why won’t the fly and mosquito buzzing around the campfire leave him alone?
Mr. Cognard along with his daughter Gabriella and mixed media artist Karen Mulalarkey will take you through campout, unlike any you have experienced before. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 23 - Mar 17, 20141 copy available, 202 people requestingCountries available: US
by Anton Holden (Goodreads Author)
"I was bought as a slave and for a slave," Dolly told her daughters at bedtime. "Your father never loved me."
DOLLY VARDON is the story of a pretty orp…more[close] "I was bought as a slave and for a slave," Dolly told her daughters at bedtime. "Your father never loved me."View Details »
DOLLY VARDON is the story of a pretty orphan girl's struggle to survive in turn-of-the-century London and Paris; dancing in the streets for pennies, begging, stealing, and the dark side of Victorian England - one of the most horrendous eras of prostitution in the modern world. A chance encounter brings Dolly - the poorest of the poor - together with Harry Sidney Nichols, wealthy publisher and dealer of the rarest books, and publisher of books of every variety of sexual diversion and perversion at a time when printing and selling clandestine erotica was highly illegal. Bound together by Harry's fetish for the tiny foot and shoe, Dolly is introduced to a world of luxury and debauchery she never imagined. But there is a price, and it haunts Dolly Vardon all her life, through three generations of a dysfunctional family saga.
DOLLY VARDON is based on the many tales that Dolly told to her daughters, her lovers, and to the author, one of her many grandchildren.
[Amazon 4 ½ stars]
"…a sweeping novelistic biography… brings a family’s extraordinary matriarch to life…” [Kirkus Reviews]
“…heart-wrenching…” “…written with sly wit and immeasurable sensitivity… …not for the faint of heart…” “…fast paced… …couldn’t put it down…”
[Goodreads 4 ½ Stars]
“…One of my favourite books this year.” “Kept me riveted from first page to last.” …disturbing…” “…inspiring…” “…disgusting…” “a fast read, …couldn’t put it down…”
The paperback and Kindle editions of DOLLY VARDON will also be on special offer on Amazon for a limited time.
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Step by Step: A Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Empowering Your Child Toward Success One Step at a Time
by Michelle J. McBeth (Goodreads Author), Ryan W O'Hair , Cameron J O'Hair
Take your first step...on a journey to healing. Are you the parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you feeling a little lost in the swir…more[close] Take your first step...on a journey to healing. Are you the parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you feeling a little lost in the swirling mass of information available to you? Are you looking for a place to begin? Then this book is for you.View Details »
This guide is full of the good stuff busy readers often skim to find. Absent are the lengthy paragraphs and in their place are hundreds of easy to follow action steps.
Author Michelle J. McBeth will walk you through the steps that will enable you to become a more compassionate and informed guide on your child's journey to success. In a pleasing and easy to follow format you will find:
Nine key topics progressing through three levels of difficulty
A dozen special sections on topics of interest such as keeping your child safe, succeeding as a single parent, and interventions
Information on school, society, diet, and exercise as they apply to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dozens of book titles for reference and further education and
Personal insights from a teenager who has successfully navigated his journey with ASD [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 23 - Mar 17, 20142 copies available, 107 people requestingCountries available: US
50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission Into the Heart of Nazi Germany
by Steven Pressman
Release date: Apr 22, 2014Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey . . .
In early 1939, America’s rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossi…more[close] Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey . . .View Details »
In early 1939, America’s rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossible for European Jews to seek safe haven in the United States. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid.
Yet one brave Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand by. Risking their own safety, Gilbert Kraus, a successful lawyer, and his stylish wife, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to save fifty Jewish children. Steven Pressman brought the Kraus’s rescue mission to life in his acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 Children. In this book, he expands upon the story related in the hour-long film, offering additional historical detail and context to offer a rich, full portrait of this ordinary couple and their extraordinary actions.
Drawing from Eleanor Kraus’s unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a remarkable tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 24 - Mar 17, 201420 copies available, 699 people requestingCountries available: US
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