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by Danielle Vega (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 12, 2014Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned
Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement wall…more[close] Forgive us, Father, for we have sinnedView Details »
Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .
In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20145 copies available, 384 people requestingCountries available: US
by Branch Isole (Goodreads Author)
"Eclectic Electricity" book #8 in Branch Isole's Poetic Prose Series has been a top seller since its debut. If you like short stories, "Eclectic Elect…more[close] "Eclectic Electricity" book #8 in Branch Isole's Poetic Prose Series has been a top seller since its debut. If you like short stories, "Eclectic Electricity" is for you.View Details »
Writing short stories as the Voyeuristic Poet, Branch Isole observes and comments on the motivations of our world both clothed and bare.
Read about love, envy, indifference, jealousy, joy, elation, infidelity, insecurities and more experienced by you or someone you know.
These are short stories of issues and emotions often experienced, but not always voiced.
What To Expect:
Branch Isole's works are cerebral, not mainstream. “The first section almost had me in tears. The rest ranged from laughter to deep thoughts. That’s the best I can say about any book, ‘It made me think’.”
Las Vegas, NV
Enter today for a chance to win your signed copy of "Eclectic Electricity".
(Also available in ebook formats at www.branchisole.com) [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20142 copies available, 153 people requestingCountries available: US
Beach House Baking: An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts
by Lei Shishak (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 06, 2014In Beach House Baking: An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts, pastry chef Lei Shishak shares her most popular recipes for morning treats, cupcakes,…more[close] In Beach House Baking: An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts, pastry chef Lei Shishak shares her most popular recipes for morning treats, cupcakes, crisps, cookies, pies, ice cream sandwiches, frozen pops, and beverages from her celebrated Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in the charming beach town of San Clemente, California.View Details »
At her shop, Chef Lei serves up familiar treats that offer so much more than a sweet dining experience. Inspired by her beach town location and her love of the sand-and-surf lifestyle, she creates high-quality, made-from-scratch desserts that transport you to the islands and resorts you’ve always hoped to visit. Get ready to hit the beach through one hundred recipes, including:
Light as a Kite Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Coco Hut Macaroons
Red, Red Wine Cupcakes
Sweet and Salty Beach Bod Brittle
Nantucket Ice Cream Sandwiches
Lei’s recipes in Beach House Baking are designed to take you on an island vacation, turning the task of baking into a virtual journey to a beachside paradise, filled with the sounds and aromas of the places you can go to just get away from it all! [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20145 copies available, 638 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Miting: An Old Order Amish Novel
by Dee Yoder
Release date: May 01, 2014Leah is seventeen and Amish. Like many her age, she has lots of questions, but the temporary flight of freedom known as rumspringen is not the answer…more[close] Leah is seventeen and Amish. Like many her age, she has lots of questions, but the temporary flight of freedom known as rumspringen is not the answer for her. She does not desire Englisher fashion, all-night parties, movies, or lots of boyfriends. Leah is seeking to understand her relationship with God, to deepen and broaden her faith by joining a Bible study hosted by an ex-Amish couple. She wants to know why Amish life is the only lifestyle her family accepts, why the church has so many rules, and . . . most disturbing, how godly men can allow her best friend to be abused in her own home.View Details »
In the pressure-cooker environment of church and family, Leah is not allowed to ask these questions. When finally she reaches the breaking point, she walks away from the Old Order Amish life that is all she has known. Though adapting amiably to the Englisher world, Leah is tormented with homesickness. Returning to the community, however, entails a journey of pain and sorrow Leah could never have imagined.
The miting—shunning—that will now be Leah’s unendurable oppression every day is beyond her most devoted attempts to believe or understand. All the bishop and her family ask is that she abandon her practice of reading the Bible. Is that a price she is willing to pay? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201415 copies available, 382 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Sue Miller
Release date: Jun 24, 2014From the best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Senator’s Wife, a superb new novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist beg…more[close] From the best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Senator’s Wife, a superb new novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist begins setting fire to the homes of the summer people in a small New England town.View Details »
Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for 15 years, Frankie Rowley has come home—home to the small New Hampshire town of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Is it an accident, or arson? Over the weeks that follow, as Frankie comes to recognize her father’s slow failing and her mother’s desperation, another house burns, and then another, always the homes of summer people. These frightening events, and the deep social fault lines that open in the town as a result, are observed and reported on by Bud Jacobs, a former political journalist, who has bought the local paper and moved to Pomeroy in an attempt to find a kind of home himself. As this compelling book unfolds, as Bud and Frankie begin an unexpected, passionate affair, arson upends a trusting small community where people have never before bothered to lock their doors; and Frankie and Bud bring wholly different perspectives to the questions of who truly owns the land, who belongs in the town, and how, or even whether, newcomers can make a real home there.
Suspenseful, sophisticated, rich in psychological nuance and emotional insight, The Arsonist is vintage Sue Miller—a finely wrought novel about belonging and community, about how and where one ought to live, about what it means to lead a fulfilling life. One of our most elegant and engrossing novelists at her inimitable best.
Sue Miller is the best-selling author of the novels The Lake Shore Limited, The Senator's Wife, Lost in the Forest, The World Below, While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, and The Good Mother; the story collection Inventing the Abbotts; and the memoir The Story of My Father. She lives in Boston. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201425 copies available, 965 people requestingCountries available: US
by Laurel McHargue (Goodreads Author)
Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 252 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 201 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
The Wizard's Promise (The Hannah Duology, #1)
by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Goodreads Author)
The Hanna Duology, Book One
All Hanna Euli wants is to become a proper witch – but unfortunately, she’s stuck as an apprentice to a grumpy fisherman. W…more[close] The Hanna Duology, Book OneView Details »
All Hanna Euli wants is to become a proper witch – but unfortunately, she’s stuck as an apprentice to a grumpy fisherman. When their boat gets caught up in a mysterious storm and blown wildly off course, Hanna finds herself further away from home than she’s ever been before.
As she tries to get back, she learns there may be more to her apprentice master than she realized, especially when a mysterious, beautiful, and very non-human boy begins following her through the ocean, claiming that he needs Hanna’s help. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 682 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
The Never Never Sisters
by L. Alison Heller (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 03, 2014Enter to win an advance copy of L. Alison Heller's Never Never Sisters. An absorbing, highly entertaining novel about family secrets, The Never Never…more[close] Enter to win an advance copy of L. Alison Heller's Never Never Sisters. An absorbing, highly entertaining novel about family secrets, The Never Never Sisters introduces you to the strong-willed and big-hearted Reinhardt women, as they reunite one summer in New York. Gifted storyteller L. Alison Heller has written another witty and moving page-turner that will captivate readers and keep them guessing right up until the satisfying end.View Details »
Sometimes you just need to get away….
Marriage counselor Paige Reinhardt is counting down the days to summer, eager to reconnect with her workaholic husband at their cozy rental cottage in the Hamptons. But soon a mysterious crisis at Dave’s work ruins their getaway plans. Paige is still figuring out how to handle the unexplained chill in her marriage when her troubled sister suddenly returns after a two-decade silence. Now, instead of enjoying the lazy summer days along the ocean, Paige is navigating the rocky waters of a forgotten bond with her sister in the sweltering city heat.
As she attempts to dig deeper into Dave’s work troubles and some long-held family secrets, Paige is shocked to discover how little she knows about the people closest to her. This summer, the self-proclaimed relationship expert will grapple with her biggest challenge yet: Is it worth risking your most precious relationships in order to find yourself? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201420 copies available, 590 people requestingCountries available: US
Rising Above Limitations: Overcome Low Self-Esteem and Be the Best You Can Be
by Milo Mlangeni (Goodreads Author)
Rising above limitations is a self help Christian motivational book that helps the reader to overcome low self-esteem. It takes the reader through sel…more[close] Rising above limitations is a self help Christian motivational book that helps the reader to overcome low self-esteem. It takes the reader through self-identity, discovering and pursouing one's dreams and living a life one has always wanted to live. One of the main hindrances in living our dream lives is feelings of inadequacy, and this book helps the reader ovecome those negative feelings. The book is also an ideal counselling tool for those who have lost a sense of purspose and who are depressed due to past failures. Christian faith form the basis of the book. [close]View Details »
by D.F. Laborde (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 15, 2014Enter to win 1 of 10 free print copies.
"A big, brash Sci-Fi epic...a successful and compelling space opera full of grit and imagination"…more[close] Enter to win 1 of 10 free print copies.View Details »
"A big, brash Sci-Fi epic...a successful and compelling space opera full of grit and imagination" Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC.
Add to your shelf! [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 287 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20141 copy available, 99 people requestingCountries available: US
by Rich Albright (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 14, 2014Falcon's Web, by Rich Albright
Political innuendos weave sinister plots.
The quest for power surges in Robert Ledham’s veins. The devious…more[close] Falcon's Web, by Rich AlbrightView Details »
Political innuendos weave sinister plots.
The quest for power surges in Robert Ledham’s veins. The devious, rich, and connected vice president of the United States takes political prowess to the extreme after collaborating with a doctor whose research breeches medical ethics. Ledham constructs a network of corporate privilege and acquiescent subordinates, but can they be trusted?
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by Dawn M. Turner (Goodreads Author)
In honor of the upcoming release of DEFENDER, book 2 of the Donovan Legacy series, I'm giving away an autographed copy of TRUTH, book 1, a Christian r…more[close] In honor of the upcoming release of DEFENDER, book 2 of the Donovan Legacy series, I'm giving away an autographed copy of TRUTH, book 1, a Christian romance.View Details »
CAN A MAN TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY WHEN HE'S WITNESSED ALL OF THE AWKWARD PHASES OF YOUR LIFE?
After a serious injury wrecks her plans for a place on the Olympic Equestrian Team, professional rider Missy Donovan marries security consultant Aaron Everett, a man she's known her entire life and loved since her teens. Only one problem - he doesn't love her in return.
Aaron has loved Missy since she was sixteen years old, but she's never expressed interest in him "that way". Despite promptings to tell her the truth, he can't bring himself to tell his wife that he's in love with her. Will she ever see him as more than the "big brother" who happened to grow up next door? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20145 copies available, 171 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Carpe College! Seize Your Whole College Experience
by Michael Metzler (Goodreads Author), Kyle Labriola , Kurt Metzler
Gearing up for Decision Day! By May 1st, most high school seniors will have made their final decision about attending college.
After that, it's Carpe C…more[close] Gearing up for Decision Day! By May 1st, most high school seniors will have made their final decision about attending college.View Details »
After that, it's Carpe College time!
Visit CarpeCollege.com to see table of contents, excerpts, author interviews, press, and more. Then sign up for this Giveaway in the very merry month of.... well.... April.
Parents may wish to read Carpe College before the school year's out, then pass it along to their graduates for the summer.
And, instead of just writing a check for your grad gifts, toss in a copy of Carpe College! [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 158 people requestingCountries available: US
Girl in Reverse
by Barbara Stuber (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 13, 2014Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 393 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Barry N. Malzberg
This is a giveaway for Anti-Oedipus Press's special paperback reprint of Barry N. Malzberg's science metafiction novel Galaxies, which incl…more[close] FREE COPIESView Details »
This is a giveaway for Anti-Oedipus Press's special paperback reprint of Barry N. Malzberg's science metafiction novel Galaxies, which includes an introduction by Jack Dann.
“There are possibly a dozen genius writers in the genre of the imaginative, and Barry Malzberg is at least eight of them . . . Malzberg makes what the rest of us do look like felonies!” —Harlan Ellison
“Barry N. Malzberg’s writing is unparalleled in its intensity and in its apocalyptic sensibility. His detractors consider him bleakly monotonous and despairing, but he is a master of black humor, and is one of the few writers to have used science fiction’s vocabulary of ideas extensively as apparatus in psychological landscapes, dramatizing relationships between the human mind and its social environment in an SF theater of the absurd.” —The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
“The writer who attempts to use the SF mythos as Malzberg has is bedevilled by the inappropriateness of the ‘rules’ pertaining to the production and consumption of mass-produced fiction.” —Brian Stableford
“Malzberg is a true hero.” —The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
“There is no one, with the possible exception of Philip K. Dick, whose works, each one of them, are so unpredictable or so outrageous and outraged.” —Theodore Sturgeon
“Barry Malzberg is one of science fiction’s most literate and erudite writers.” —New York Times Book Review
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The Cowboy's Destiny
by Marin Thomas (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2014Giving away an autographed copy of the 4th book in The Cash Brothers Series...The Cowboy's Destiny (May 2014) This is the story of Buck Owens Cash.
IT…more[close] Giving away an autographed copy of the 4th book in The Cash Brothers Series...The Cowboy's Destiny (May 2014) This is the story of Buck Owens Cash.View Details »
IT WAS FATE...
Destiny Saunders is tough, but being left at the altar makes even the toughest gals do some strange things. When she stumbles upon a stranded cowboy—Buck Owens Cash, the best thing to arrive in Lizard Gulch, Arizona, in a long time—she arranges things so they can have a little fun before he rides off into the sunset. The sexy, shapely auto mechanic is just one surprise after another, so Buck plays along to see what will happen.
What happens is love…the kind that makes a man want to prove himself. Then Buck discovers Destiny's secret—one that will tie her to another man for the rest of her life. Betrayed, he returns to the rodeo circuit determined to forget Destiny…but fate has other plans!
For more information on all The Cash Brothers books, contests and giveaways like their FB page! https://www.facebook.com/TheCashBrothers [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20141 copy available, 326 people requestingCountries available: US
God's Child: The Origin of Fear
by R.Z. Halleson (Goodreads Author)
In 1940, the nation will almost certainly enter the war in Europe, and everyone is worried. One winter's night, in a two-family household deep in Wisc…more[close] In 1940, the nation will almost certainly enter the war in Europe, and everyone is worried. One winter's night, in a two-family household deep in Wisconsin farm country, four-year-old Silje Reiersen hears a knock on the door. A stranger wants shelter for the night. The farmers doing chores in the barn allow the man to sleep overnight in the hayloft. The next morning, the man is found brutally murdered. Who is he? Why was he killed? By whom? The sheriff, with none of modern day's forensic tools must solve this crime, and in doing so, changes Silje's life forever. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201420 copies available, 121 people requestingCountries available: US
by A.P. Kensey (Goodreads Author)
Win the complete BLOOM TRILOGY - 2 sets of signed paperbacks available.
"…an engaging, well-written action-packed YA contemporary fantasy novel…"
"It ha…more[close] Win the complete BLOOM TRILOGY - 2 sets of signed paperbacks available.View Details »
"…an engaging, well-written action-packed YA contemporary fantasy novel…"
"It had a great plot line, characters that you care about, good villains and a lot of action…"
A trilogy of novels featuring tons of action and adventure. (Book 1, BLOOM, is available as a free eBook on all major online outlets.)
BLOOM kickstarts the journey when Haven Kincaid and Colton Ross discover they have incredible powers. They are hunted by mysterious groups looking to recruit——or to kill.
FADE continues the story as a new villain, far deadlier than anything Haven and Colton have faced, threatens to destroy everything they fight to protect.
The trilogy concludes in NOVA, an action-packed thrill ride that doesn't let up as it races to an explosive ending.
ENTER TODAY to win one of TWO available paperback sets which include the complete trilogy!
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by Steven Atwood (Goodreads Author)
How far will she go for freedom?
The United Nations' iron grip on the Solar System is breaking. Distant colonies that fall outside their reach are tast…more[close] How far will she go for freedom?View Details »
The United Nations' iron grip on the Solar System is breaking. Distant colonies that fall outside their reach are tasting freedom, and for the first time in over 300 years, a resistance movement is born. Amidst the turmoil, Amari Prokop finds herself an orphan at age six when her parents are murdered on a cargo ship flying from Europa to Earth. Since then she has learned how to look after herself, killing her first victim at age eight, and acquiring a ship of her own at twenty-four. Amari has smuggled people from Earth to the colonies, and stolen Niancine Ore from the United Nations--it doesn't matter who she works for, just as long as they pay her price. Two decades of surviving on her own terms has left a scar--the faces of her victims haunt her thoughts and she is ready to get out for good.
When Amari's mysterious new employer promises a full United Nations pardon for her and her crew, she takes the job with hopes of putting her old life behind her. Their mission is to capture the dangerous terrorist Cloee Thompson, a member of the resistance who is onboard a UN prison transport ship to Mars. Even though Amari hates the United Nations, the promise of freedom is too good to pass up.
Colin Ross, an Interplanetary Space Security Force agent, was handpicked by the UN Secretary General to recapture the mysterious terrorist Cloee Thompson and stop Amari by any means necessary. With his partner Marlie, they begin their chase across the stars, but when they catch up to Amari she has to choose between saving herself...or siding with the resistance. One could be hard to live with, but the other could leave them dead. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20142 copies available, 204 people requestingCountries available: US
Jane Austen's Country Life
by Deirdre Le Faye
Release date: Jun 01, 2014Jane Austen lived for nearly all her life in two Hampshire villages: for 25 years in her birthplace of Steventon, and then for the last 8 years of her…more[close] Jane Austen lived for nearly all her life in two Hampshire villages: for 25 years in her birthplace of Steventon, and then for the last 8 years of her life in Chawton, during which she wrote and published her great novels. While there are plenty of books describing her periods of urban life in Bath, Southampton and London, and the summer holidays in Lyme Regis and other West Country seaside resorts, no consideration has been given to this rural background to her life. Her father was not only the rector of Steventon but a farmer there as well, managing a property of some 200 acres. Her brother Edward, in addition, was a large landowner, holding the three estates of Godmersham in Kent, Steventon and Chawton in Hampshire. Agriculture in all its aspects was even more important to Jane than clerical life or the naval careers of her younger brothers.View Details »
This book fills a gap in the Austen family background, discussing the state of agriculture in general in the south of England during the wartime conditions which lasted for most of Jane Austen's life, and considering in particular the villages and their inhabitants, the weather conditions, field crops, farm and domestic animals, and the Austens' household economy and rural way of life. All appear in Austen's letters, and appear also unobtrusively in her novels, lending that air of verisimilitude for which her works are famous. Apart from these obvious sources, there are other Austen family manuscripts, as yet unpublished, which provide particular and unique information.
Richly illustrated with contemporary depictions of country folk, landscapes and animals, Jane Austen and Country Life conjures up a world which has vanished more thoroughly than the familiar regency townscapes of Bath or London, but which is no less important to an understanding of this most treasured writer's life and work. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20141 copy available, 334 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
With Silent Screams (Hellequin Chronicles #3)
by Steve McHugh (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 18, 2014You could win your very own signed copy of Hellequin Chronicles book 3: With Silent Screams.
Review for With Silent Screams by Bittenbybook.com
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Review for With Silent Screams by Bittenbybook.com
"I am in love with this series. McHugh clearly knows his mythology, and he has used it to create such a clever concept that could sustain a long-running series. I am eagerly awaiting more Hellequin books because I love Nate Garrett as a character, and I find his world enthralling, despite its dark and gritty violence. This series gets a thumbs-up recommendation from this urban fantasy aficionado."
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Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery
by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Goodreads Author) , Roc Upchurch
Release date: Apr 08, 2014Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures fo…more[close] Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack! [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 959 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
by Erec Stebbins (Goodreads Author)
"STARTLINGLY DARK" -San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews
"A LABYRINTH OF HIGHLY CHARGED ACTION" -Tome Tender
Sometimes evil is no…more[close] AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVERSView Details »
"STARTLINGLY DARK" -San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews
"A LABYRINTH OF HIGHLY CHARGED ACTION" -Tome Tender
Sometimes evil is not born of madness, but madness of evil. An assassin obsessed with revenge exposes a cover-up that threatens American democratic foundations. A rogue CIA agent partners with the brother of a slain colleague to unravel a mystery that extends to the highest corridors of power. Can they stop a madman before he completes his final act of Extraordinary Retribution?
"the twists and turns continue right up to the last emotionally-charged paragraph" -Midwest Book Review [close]
Six Months of September: A Duncan Walsh Mystery
by Mark Allen (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 01, 2014An Author Signed Paperback copy of Six Months of September, by Mark Allen.
In Allen’s debut mystery, the fir…more[close] An Author Signed Paperback copy of Six Months of September, by Mark Allen.View Details »
In Allen’s debut mystery, the first of a planned series, a plucky young reporter takes matters into his own hands when his new crush goes missing.
Things look grim for Duncan Walsh, a young Northwestern University School of Journalism graduate. He was fired from his job at Chicago’s Channel 8 News for punching the lecherous (albeit Emmy-award winning) lead news anchor in the neck. As a result, Duncan struggles to get by on little money, living on “ramen noodles, five dollar foot longs, the occasional museum entrance fee, and admittedly, the occasional beer. One had to keep living.” Then he meets Agnes Nowakowski, a beguiling, sharp paleontology tour guide at the Chicago Museum of Natural History. Charmed by her brains and beauty, he takes her on a coffee date, undeterred by the fact that she’s seeing someone else. The unemployed Duncan fills his days with his pursuit of Agnes, hoping to win a second date. Eventually, the two connect by phone but don’t meet, as Agnes is slated to head off to a long archaeological dig in Montana. Duncan is shocked several days later when he sees Agnes’ face on the 10 o’clock news; apparently, she mysteriously disappeared before she even boarded her bus. Duncan is certain that he’ll be a suspect and decides to clear his own name by finding out what happened to Agnes himself. Allen’s page-turner chronicles Duncan’s investigation from start to finish, from his creation of his own online news outlet to get press passes to news conferences to his confrontation with Agnes’ boyfriend, James, about her disappearance. Ultimately, he follows a lead that ends up being far more dangerous than he ever imagined. Allen delivers a well-written mystery that’s equal parts funny and suspenseful. Although the book’s mystery is intriguing, what makes it truly successful is its lead character, Duncan, who’s a relatable, charmingly witty and admirably gutsy narrator. Readers will likely find him the perfect candidate to star in his own mystery series.
A good old-fashioned mystery novel with a lovable leading man at its heart. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20143 copies available, 128 people requestingCountries available: US
The Qualities of Wood
by Mary Vensel White (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 05, 2014‘A haunting and provocative debut.’ – Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN
The house brought them together, but…more[close] ‘A haunting and provocative debut.’ – Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAINView Details »
The house brought them together, but secrets will tear them apart.
When Betty Gardiner dies, leaving behind an unkempt country home, her grandson and his young wife take a break from city life to prepare the house for sale. Nowell Gardiner leaves first to begin work on his second mystery novel. By the time his wife Vivian joins him, a real mystery has begun: a local girl has been found dead in the woods behind the house. Even after the death is ruled an accident, Vivian can’t forget the girl, can’t ignore the strange behaviour of her neighbours, or her husband. As Vivian attempts to put the house in order, all around her things begin to fall apart.
Winners will receive exclusive advance proofs. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201420 copies available, 151 people requestingCountries available: GB
by Rider Jacobs (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 16, 2014this is a MM romance that contains graphic sex between two men.
Some houses come with secrets, and some secrets should never be forgotten.
After eight y…more[close] this is a MM romance that contains graphic sex between two men.View Details »
Some houses come with secrets, and some secrets should never be forgotten.
After eight years together, Peter and Rhys have finally achieved success: good jobs that keep them comfortably fed and a happy married life. The icing on the cake is their move from a small city duplex to a large farmhouse in need of repair.
Peter instantly senses something going on in the house that he can’t put his finger on, something a bit sinister. Things start to happen: whispers in the night, crying only Peter can hear, faucets that turn on for no reason. When Peter starts to dream of a dark-haired young man who tells him how much he loves him, he feels like he’s losing his mind, especially since Rhys doesn’t see or hear anything.
Only after suffering accidents and injuries does Rhys agree the house is haunted, and they’ll have to figure out how to fight a lovesick ghost. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20141 copy available, 112 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Christene A. Browne (Goodreads Author)
In honour of World Book Day (April 23, 2014) we're giving away 10 copies of "Two Women"! Just for those of you who like a little magical realism in yo…more[close] In honour of World Book Day (April 23, 2014) we're giving away 10 copies of "Two Women"! Just for those of you who like a little magical realism in your day-to-day life.View Details »
Bernice Archer raised her blind twin daughters in the isolation of a big city housing project. Every night Eva and Ava, now middle-aged, wait for their mother’s bedtime stories with both excitement and suspicion, experiencing the world through her eyes. Now Bernice has begun a new story, about two women whom she believes share the same soul. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201410 copies available, 210 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why
by Mark Stein
Release date: May 20, 2014In American Panic, New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Vi…more[close] In American Panic, New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim to the hype, intensity, and propaganda that accompanies political panic, regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political panics from the Salem witch hunt to present-day vehemence over issues such as Latino immigration, gay marriage, and the construction of mosques, Stein closely examines just what it is that causes us as a nation to overreact in the face of widespread and potentially profound change. This book also devotes chapters to African Americans, Native Americans, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Chinese and Japanese peoples, Communists, Capitalists, women, and a highly turbulent but largely forgotten panic over Freemasons. Striking similarities in these diverse episodes are revealed in primary documents Stein has unearthed, in which statements from the past could easily be mistaken for statements today. As these similarities come to light, Stein reveals why some people become panicked over particular issues when others do not. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 201415 copies available, 316 people requestingCountries available: US
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