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Looking for Trouble
by Erin Kern (Goodreads Author)
WHEN YOU GO LOOKING FOR TROUBLE... Avery Price is taking her life back. Fleeing her uber-rich, overbearing family, and an arranged wedding to a wealth…more[close] WHEN YOU GO LOOKING FOR TROUBLE... Avery Price is taking her life back. Fleeing her uber-rich, overbearing family, and an arranged wedding to a wealthy, cheating fiancé, she trades couture for country and makes her way to Trouble, Wyoming. Going incognito gives her the chance to try things the old Avery wouldn't dare, like having a sizzling, no-strings affair with her sexy new boss, Noah McDermott-and discovering he's the kind of mistake she can't resist.View Details »
Noah didn't become a successful business owner by letting people get the best of him. He knows Avery is running from something, and if getting the beautiful blonde into his bed is the only way to find the truth, well, he has no problem with that. Trouble is, Avery is everything he never expected: sassy, smart, and the kind of understanding woman cowboys like him don't deserve. Can he put his pride aside and convince this city girl to settle down with him once and for all? [close]Giveaway dates: Jun 29 - Jul 29, 201410 copies available, 145 people requestingCountries available: US
Always Coming Home
by Denise Longrie (Goodreads Author)
A year after her return home to Wisconsin, Melissa is alone again. Life is good. She has good friends, a bit of land in a quiet place and a job she li…more[close] A year after her return home to Wisconsin, Melissa is alone again. Life is good. She has good friends, a bit of land in a quiet place and a job she likes. Her family is far enough away they don't intrude. One night, as she's chasing what she thinks might be a trespassing raccoon, a childhood memory reappears. The same night, a wandering boyfriend returns, claiming to be reformed. As she tries to walk in two worlds, Melissa is in neither. [close]View Details »
A History of the Future (World Made By Hand, #3)
by James Howard Kunstler
Release date: Aug 05, 2014A History of the Future is the third thrilling novel in Kunstler’s World Made By Hand series, set in a dystopian future version of upstate
New York af…more[close] A History of the Future is the third thrilling novel in Kunstler’s World Made By Hand series, set in a dystopian future version of upstateView Details »
New York after the energy crisis has plunged the world into chaos.
Following the catastrophes of the twenty-first century—the pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos—people are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones. It is a stormy Christmas Eve when Robert Earle’s son Daniel arrives back from his two years of sojourning throughout what is left of the United States. He collapses from exhaustion and illness, but as he recovers tells the story of the break-up of the nation into three uneasy independent regions and his journey into the dark heart of the New Foxfire Republic centered in Tennessee and led by the female evangelical despot, Loving Morrow. In the background, Union Grove has been shocked by the Christmas Eve double murder by a young mother, in the throes of illness, of her husband and infant son. Town magistrate Stephen Bullock is in a hanging mood.
A History of the Future is attention-grabbing and provocative, but also lyrical, tender, and comic—a vision of a future of America that is becoming more and more convincing and perhaps even desirable with each passing day.
[close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 112 people requestingCountries available: US
Under the Empyrean Sky
by Chuck Wendig (Goodreads Author)
Fear the Corn.
Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it. It's the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the…more[close] Fear the Corn.View Details »
Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it. It's the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow—and the genetically modified strain is so aggressive that it takes everything the Heartlanders have just to control it. As captain of the Big Sky Scavengers, Cael and his crew sail their rickety ship over the corn day after day, scavenging for valuables. But Cael's tired of surviving life on the ground while the Empyrean elite drift by above in their extravagant sky flotillas. He's sick of the mayor's son besting Cael's crew in the scavenging game. And he's worried about losing Gwennie—his first mate and the love of his life—forever when their government-chosen spouses are revealed. But most of all, Cael is angry—angry that their lot in life will never get better and that his father doesn't seem upset about any of it. When Cael and his crew discover a secret, illegal garden, he knows it’s time to make his own luck...even if it means bringing down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland forever. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 199 people requestingCountries available: US
by Monica McGurk
Release date: Jul 29, 2014A new young adult saga in the Twilight tradition about the love between a human and an archangel.
For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking ch…more[close] A new young adult saga in the Twilight tradition about the love between a human and an archangel.View Details »
For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school.
Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope. And soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope a strange valentine inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this relate to the sinister business of human trafficking that operates on the periphery of Hope’s suburban world? And is Michael really a protector, or something more sinister—and just why does he seem so familiar?
In an epic narrative that takes readers from the back streets of Atlanta to the height of Vegas penthouses and beyond, Dark Hope introduces readers to The Archangel Prophecies, a new young adult saga that blends the feeling of Twilight with a vast mythological scope and moral urgency, as well as to Hope Carmichael—a young woman instantly memorable for her endurance, heart, and determination—and Michael, Hope’s dangerous companion who’s fated either to save Hope—or to kill her. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201415 copies available, 310 people requestingCountries available: US
Swann's Lake of Despair
by Charles Salzberg (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 22, 2014When rare photos, a scandalous diary, and a beautiful woman all go missing at once, the stage is set for three challenging cases for Henry Swann. It b…more[close] When rare photos, a scandalous diary, and a beautiful woman all go missing at once, the stage is set for three challenging cases for Henry Swann. It begins with an offer to partner up with his slovenly, unreliable frenemy, Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-"facilitator" would provide the leads and muscle, while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A lost diary by a free-loving Jazz Age flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos of Marilyn Monroe propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic shutterbug, his wife; and he's hired to search for a lonely writer's runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial, deadly facts of life for everyone ? including Swann himself. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 20141 copy available, 130 people requestingCountries available: US
The Dawn of a Desperate War
by Aaron Pogue (Goodreads Author)
The final chapter in the Godlanders War.
Corin Hugh, once left to die in the tomb of a dead god, now carries with him the burning memory of King Oberon…more[close] The final chapter in the Godlanders War.View Details »
Corin Hugh, once left to die in the tomb of a dead god, now carries with him the burning memory of King Oberon’s betrayal at the hands of the tyrant god Ephitel. But he also carries a secret weapon—Godslayer, the one sword in all Hurope that can bring Ephitel to his knees.
However, he will need more than just a magic sword to draw Ephitel down from his throne. As Corin searches for allies in what may become his last, desperate stand against the gods, his quest takes him deep into the heart of two ancient orders: a reclusive race of druids and the long-lost elves of old Gesoelig. Ultimately, Corin must swallow his pride and look to his fellow humans for help as he plots his revenge against Ephitel.
All his plans may crumble to ashes, however, if Justicar Jessamine, Ephitel’s ruthless but beautiful champion, has her way...
In this third epic volume of The Godlanders War, men, gods, mortals, and immortals alike join forces in a furious race against time and a desperate battle for survival. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 153 people requestingCountries available: US
Games Divas Play
by Angela Burt-Murray
An ambitious entertainment reporter, millionaire basketball player, desperate wife, scandalous groupie, and murderous stalker. Games Divas Play takes…more[close] An ambitious entertainment reporter, millionaire basketball player, desperate wife, scandalous groupie, and murderous stalker. Games Divas Play takes you inside the high-stakes world of professional sports, where everyone plays to win.View Details »
When Nia Bullock lands a job as editor-in-chief of the hot new magazine and web site DivaDish, she finds that her platinum dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare. Battling backstabbing colleagues and reeling from murderous threats, she must turn to an ex-boyfriend for help.
Vanessa King, the first lady of the NBA, is looking for a fresh start with her husband, Marcus, the new star point guard for the New York Gladiators who’s as popular with the ladies as he is with hoops fans. Since marrying her college sweetheart, Vanessa has learned to deal with life with a professional athlete—the groupies, the paparazzi, and the unchecked ego of a man the sports world puts on a pedestal.
When Laila James, self-proclaimed “Golden Goddess,” sets her sights on Marcus and shops a reality show based on their affair—and then a dangerous stalker threatens his family—Vanessa turns to her best friend Nia to save her marriage and her life.
In the first book in the Diva Mystery Series, three women engage in a ruthless battle for love and the limelight, and soon learn what it really takes to stay on top. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 162 people requestingCountries available: US
A Cold and Broken Hallelujah
by Tyler Dilts (Goodreads Author)
On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River.…more[close] On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man has been burned to death by three teenagers with gang ties. The suspects are already in custody, and the evidence is overwhelming—but when one suspect’s brother is targeted for murder, Danny starts to think there may be more to this seemingly clear-cut case. Obsessed with discovering the true identity of the victim, a gentle vagrant who may have been hiding a tortured past, Danny and his team start to uncover a high-reaching conspiracy that puts them all at risk—and threatens to open new wounds that could cut even deeper than Danny’s old ones. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 268 people requestingCountries available: US
The Path of the Storm
by James Maxwell (Goodreads Author)
Revised edition: This edition of The Path of the Storm includes editorial revisions.
The third book in the epic Evermen Saga.
Two years have passed sinc…more[close] Revised edition: This edition of The Path of the Storm includes editorial revisions.View Details »
The third book in the epic Evermen Saga.
Two years have passed since the war. The Primate is dead, the machines at Stonewater have been destroyed, yet without essence the Empire's economy has collapsed. Trade is at a standstill, famine sets in, and, with no food and no essence, the people begin to riot.
In the midst of the growing unrest, Miro struggles to balance his life with Amber against his resolve to keep threats to the Empire at bay. His sister Ella helps to build the machinery the Empire desperately needs, but she longs to find Killian and believes his powers will be needed in the conflict to come.
News of a wedding brings a much-needed ray of hope to the weary people. But as citizens and leaders gather from afar for the festivities, an evil threat shatters the fragile peace: one of the Evermen has returned. And he will not rest until he has completely destroyed the humans he despises. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 187 people requestingCountries available: US
The Hidden Relic
by James Maxwell (Goodreads Author)
Revised edition: This edition of The Hidden Relic includes editorial revisions.
The second book in the epic Evermen Saga.
With the fate of their homelan…more[close] Revised edition: This edition of The Hidden Relic includes editorial revisions.View Details »
The second book in the epic Evermen Saga.
With the fate of their homeland still in jeopardy, siblings Ella and Miro must face the Primate’s evil as he discovers a new technique: a way to extract essence from human blood.
The Primate has been temporarily defeated, but his home was once inhabited by the Evermen, and their ancient secrets still remain there. As the mysterious Evrin sets out to destroy everything he can, the Primate stumbles upon an ancient book that tells of a hidden relic with unfathomable power—and he will stop at nothing to find it.
Realizing the solution to defeating the Primate and saving the Empire is tied to the hidden relic, Ella, Miro, Killian, and the desert prince Ilathor must race to reach the relic before the Primate…or suffer disastrous consequences. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 186 people requestingCountries available: US
by James Maxwell (Goodreads Author)
Revised edition: This edition of Enchantress includes editorial revisions.
The first book in the epic Evermen Saga.
Ella and her brother, Miro, are orph…more[close] Revised edition: This edition of Enchantress includes editorial revisions.View Details »
The first book in the epic Evermen Saga.
Ella and her brother, Miro, are orphans, their parents killed long ago in the ongoing struggle against the mad Emperor.
From the day Ella witnesses an enchanter using his talents to save Miro from drowning, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy of Enchanters expects tuition fees and knowledge. Determined, Ella sells flowers and studies every book she can. Meanwhile, Miro dreams of becoming one of the world's finest swordsmen, wielding his nation’s powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.
A dark force rises in the east, conquering all in its path, and Miro leaves for the front. When the void Miro left is filled by Killian, a charming stranger from another land, Ella finds herself in love. But Killian has a secret, and Ella’s actions will determine the fate of her brother, her homeland, and the world. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 322 people requestingCountries available: US
by L.A. Fiore (Goodreads Author)
Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have l…more[close] Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it’s the girl who once healed him…and then abandoned him.View Details »
Darcy MacBride still remembers Lucien’s delicate touch when they were both wildly in love teenagers. His gorgeous eyes had soothed her hurt after she’d been dumped off at the orphanage where Lucien lived. Darcy felt his jagged edges fit perfectly into her own, and she’d planned to spend the rest of her life with him—until a mysterious man warned her away. Now, fourteen years later, she’s ready to endure the torture of Lucien’s indifference and having him as her boss…just to be near him. But when it seems that they might finally take up where they left off, a devastating secret buried in their past threatens to tear them apart again.
L.A. Fiore’s story of smoldering love recaptures the tormented romance of Beautifully Damaged. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 345 people requestingCountries available: US
A Dancer in the Dust
by Thomas H. Cook
Release date: Sep 02, 2014Twenty years ago, Ray Campbell, now a cautious risk-management consultant, was a well-intentioned aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Luba…more[close] Twenty years ago, Ray Campbell, now a cautious risk-management consultant, was a well-intentioned aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Lubanda, a newly independent African country. He is forced to reconsider that year of living dangerously when a friend from his time in Lubanda is found murdered in a New York alley. Signs suggest that this most recent tragedy is rooted in the far more distant one of Martine Aubert, the only woman Ray ever truly loved and whose fate he’d sealed in a moment of grievous error: “In Lubanda, twenty years before, I’d rolled the dice for a woman who was not even present at the table, and on the outcome of that toss, a braver and more knowing heart than mine had been forfeited.”View Details »
Martine Aubert was a white, native Lubandan farmer whose dream for her homeland starkly conflicted with those responsible for its so-called development. But Ray’s failure to understand Martine’s commitment to her country had placed a noose around her neck, one tightened by a circle of vicious men, cruel taunts, and whistling machetes. It is Ray’s return to the passion he’d once felt for Martine that makes A Dancer in the Dust the enthralling and moving story of two loves: Ray’s love for Martine Aubert, and Martine’s love for a homeland that did not love her back.
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by John Lawton
Release date: Nov 04, 2014"A sprawling heartbreaker of a novel."—Literary Review
Turner Raines is not a typical New York private eye. He'd tell you so much himself, "I may not b…more[close] "A sprawling heartbreaker of a novel."—Literary ReviewView Details »
Turner Raines is not a typical New York private eye. He'd tell you so much himself, "I may not be the greatest gumshoe alive, but I'm a good listener." He is a has-been—among the things he has been are a broken Civil Rights worker, a second-rate lawyer, and a tenth-rate journalist. But as a detective, he's found his niche. In the summer of 1969—the hottest, sweatiest in history, the American summer in the American year in the American century—the USA is about to land a man on the moon, and the Vietnam War is set to continue to rip the country to pieces, setting sons against fathers, fathers against sons. If your kid dodges the draft, hooks up with a hippie commune, makes a dash for Canada, Turner Raines is the man to find him. He won't drag him back, that's not the deal, but he will put you in touch with your loved one.
That turbulent May of 1969, as Norman Mailer runs for Mayor of New York, Raines leaves the city, chasing a draft-dodging punk all the way to Toronto. Nothing goes as planned. By the time Raines gets back to New York, his oldest friend is dead, the city has changed for ever, and with it, his life. Following the trail of his friend's death, he finds himself blasted back to the Texas of his childhood, confronted anew with the unresolved issues of his divided family, and blown into the path of certain people who know about secret goings-on in Vietnam, stories they may now be willing to tell. Lucky for Raines, he's a good listener. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 247 people requestingCountries available: US
Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves
by Carolyn Chute
Release date: Nov 04, 2014A compelling, compulsive follow up to The School on Heart’s Content Road by “a modern-day Dickensian voice” (San Diego Union Tribune); a politically p…more[close] A compelling, compulsive follow up to The School on Heart’s Content Road by “a modern-day Dickensian voice” (San Diego Union Tribune); a politically passionate portrait of a complicated, marginalized leader who refuses to silence his beliefs, and who may or may not be all that he seems.View Details »
It’s the height of summer, 1999, when local newspaper, the Record Sun, receives numerous tipoffs from anonymous callers warning of violence, weapons stockpiling, and rampant child abuse at the nearby homeschool on Heart’s Content Road. Hungry for a big break into serious journalism, ingénue columnist Ivy Morelli sets out to meet the mysterious leader of the homeschool, Gordon St. Onge—referred to by many as “The Prophet.” Soon, Ivy ingratiates herself into the sprawling Settlement, a self-sufficient counterculture community that many locals fear to be a wild cult. Despite her initial skepticism—not to mention the Settlement’s ever-growing group of pregnant teenaged girls—Ivy finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gordon.
Meanwhile, across town, Brianna, a gifted and disturbed teen with wild orange hair, paints her political and personal visions. At the behest of her brothers, Brianna joins the community. As her complicated, awkward relationship with Gordon unfolds, Brianna reveals herself to be a shy, yet passionate, individual, with a strange and troubling sexual past.
As the newcomers are drawn deeper into Settlement life, Gordon’s powerful magnetism and strange duality are exposed, and those rumors that led to his initial investigation seem, at times, to be all too possible realities. When the Record Sun finally runs its piece on Gordon, the exposure has a startling and unexpected effect on Settlement life and the world beyond it. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201425 copies available, 161 people requestingCountries available: US
by Will Self
Release date: Nov 04, 2014May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four stud…more[close] May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds of Kent State University. On the other side of the Atlantic, it's a brilliant sunny morning after an April of heavy rain, and at the "Concept House" therapeutic community he has set up in the London suburb of Willesden, maverick psychiatrist Dr Zack Busner has been tricked into joining a decidedly ill advised LSD trip with several of its disturbed residents. Five years later, sitting in a nearby cinema watching Steven Spielberg's Jaws, Busner realizes the true nature of the events that transpired on that dread-soaked day, when a survivor of the worst disaster in the US Navy's history - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis - came face-to-face with the British Royal Air Force observer on the Enola Gay's mission to bomb Hiroshima.View Details »
Set a year before the action of his Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, Will Self's new novel Shark continues its exploration of the complex relationship between human psychopathology and human technological progress; and like Umbrella, weaves together multiple narratives across several decades of the twentieth century to produce a fiendish tapestry depicting the state we're trapped in. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 195 people requestingCountries available: US
by Audrey Magee
Release date: Sep 02, 2014A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction!
From a remarkable new talent in Irish fiction comes a terrifyingly intimate story of a war marria…more[close] A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction!View Details »
From a remarkable new talent in Irish fiction comes a terrifyingly intimate story of a war marriage caught up in the calamity of World War II, a much anticipated debut which has garnered prepublication praise from Colm Toibin, Hugo Hamilton, A.D. Miller, and Chris Cleave.
In a desperate bid to escape the trenches of the Eastern front, Peter Faber, an ordinary German soldier, marries Katharina Spinell, a woman he has never met, in a marriage of convenience that promises ‘honeymoon’ leave for him and a pension for her should he die in the war. With ten days’ leave secured, Peter visits his new wife in Berlin and both are surprised by the passion that develops between them.
When Peter returns to the horror of the front, it is only the dream of Katharina that sustains him as he approaches Stalingrad. Back in Berlin, Katharina, goaded on by her desperate and delusional parents, ruthlessly works her way into Nazi high society, wedding herself, her young husband, and her unborn child to the regime. But when the tide of war turns and Berlin falls, Peter and Katharina find their simple dream of family cast in tragic light and increasingly hard to hold on to.
Reminiscent of Bernard Schlink’s The Reader, this is an unforgettable novel of marriage, ambition, and the brutality of war, which heralds the arrival of a breathtaking new voice in international fiction. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201425 copies available, 452 people requestingCountries available: US
As Red as Blood (The Snow White Trilogy)
by Salla Simukka, Owen Witesman
In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school’s dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-c…more[close] In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school’s dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of Euros left to dry—splattered with someone’s blood.View Details »
Lumikki lives alone in a studio apartment far from her parents and the past she left behind. She transferred into a prestigious art school, and she’s singularly focused on studying and graduating. Lumikki ignores the cliques, the gossip, and the parties held by the school’s most popular and beautiful boys and girls.
But finding the blood-stained money changes everything. Suddenly, Lumikki is swept into a whirlpool of events as she finds herself helping to trace the origins of the money. Events turn even more deadly when evidence points to dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin best known for the brutality with which he runs his business.
As Lumikki loses control of her carefully constructed world, she discovers that she’s been blind to the forces swirling around her—and she’s running out of time to set them right. When she sees the stark red of blood on snow, it may be too late to save her friends or herself. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 29, 201420 copies available, 329 people requestingCountries available: US
His Every Need (Beauty and the Brit, #1)
by Terri L. Austin (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 05, 20145 copies will be given away of His Every Need by Terri L. Austin!
“Tell me what you want, Allie. Tell me what you want me to do.”
She was breathing hard…more[close] 5 copies will be given away of His Every Need by Terri L. Austin!View Details »
“Tell me what you want, Allie. Tell me what you want me to do.”
She was breathing hard, panting. “Touch me,” she whispered.
“Where?” His voice was rough.
Allie Campbell is determined to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when her father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, Allie finds herself forced to plead for more time to pay off the loan…and if she has to use her own body as collateral, then so be it.
Trevor isn’t moved by Allie’s story. But when Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, he’s intrigued enough to raise the stakes: for the next two months, she must cater to his every need, no matter how depraved. To his amazement, she agrees.
Allie has no intention of enjoying her time with the arrogant, domineering Brit, but it doesn’t take long before he’s got her aching for his touch—and he’ll do whatever it takes to make her beg…
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The Highlander's Bride Trouble (The Sutherlands, #4)
by Mary Wine
Release date: Aug 05, 20145 copies will be given away of The Highlander's Bride Trouble by Mary Wine!
“Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping.” —Long and Short Reviews
Her clan i…more[close] 5 copies will be given away of The Highlander's Bride Trouble by Mary Wine!View Details »
“Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping.” —Long and Short Reviews
Her clan is in chaos...
Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated—and skilled with a bow and dagger. It’s a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles.
And rivalries are deadlier than ever
Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He’s enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer’s fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her… and claim her for himself. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 02 - Jul 29, 20145 copies available, 300 people requestingCountries available: US
Hope: Entertainer of the Century
by Richard Zoglin
Release date: Nov 04, 2014THIS IS A GALLEY GIVEAWAY
The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that h…more[close] THIS IS A GALLEY GIVEAWAYView Details »
The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was most important entertainer of the twentieth century.
Born in 1903, and until his death in 2003, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium, from vaudeville to television and everything in between. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. His tours to entertain US troops and patriotic radio broadcasts, along with his all-American, brash-but-cowardly movie character, helped to ease the nation’s jitters during the stressful days of World War II. He helped redefine the very notion of what it means to be a star: a savvy businessman, pioneer of the brand extension (churning out books, writing a newspaper column, hosting a golf tournament), and public-spirited entertainer whose Christmas military tours and tireless work for charity set the standard for public service in Hollywood. But he became a polarizing figure during the Vietnam War, and the book sheds new light on his close relationship with President Richard Nixon during those embattled years.
Bob Hope is a household name. However, as Richard Zoglin shows in this revelatory biography, there is still much to be learned about this most public of figures, from his secret first marriage and his stint in reform school, to his indiscriminate womanizing and his ambivalent relationship with Bing Crosby and Johnny Carson. Hope could be cold, self-centered, tight with a buck, and perhaps the least introspective man in Hollywood. But he was also a dogged worker, gracious with fans, and generous with friends.
Hope is both a celebration of an entertainer whose vast contribution has never been properly appreciated, and a complex portrait of a gifted but flawed man, who, unlike many Hollywood stars, truly loved being famous, appreciated its responsibilities, and handled celebrity with extraordinary grace. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 04 - Jul 29, 201410 copies available, 335 people requestingCountries available: US
Letters from your soul
by Victor Noble (Goodreads Author)
Like dewdrops from a silent night, writings in Letters from your Soul are distinctly brilliant, and, resonate with our sense of beauty and wonder. The…more[close] Like dewdrops from a silent night, writings in Letters from your Soul are distinctly brilliant, and, resonate with our sense of beauty and wonder. They contain the condensed wisdom of years of soul-searching before Victor’s awakening, and years of compassionate attempts since, by him, to remind others of their own journey towards self-realisation. The messages are relevant to anyone who has ever pondered about existence and the possibilities of improving this life-experience, the only thing that truly belongs to us.View Details »
The style of writing interweaves between storytelling, conversation and prose-poetry. The uniqueness of these expressions of timeless truths lies in the fact that throughout his spiritual search, and, the years following his awakening, Victor continues to remain in the chaos of an average urban life. And, for this reason, his messages act as a perfect bridge between the unworldly and worldly quests of human mind, giving immense hope to finding a life full of freedom, joy and love by remaining exactly where we are. [close]
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
by Debby Irving (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 09, 2014AUTOGRAPHED COPY SENT DIRECTLY FROM AUTHOR
"I read Waking Up White in one sitting. To say I loved it is an understatement. It's such a raw, honest port…more[close] AUTOGRAPHED COPY SENT DIRECTLY FROM AUTHORView Details »
"I read Waking Up White in one sitting. To say I loved it is an understatement. It's such a raw, honest portrait …. Irving's experience on display - warts and all - will help white people, who haven't noticed the role systemic privilege has played in their lives, start to see the world in a new way." -- Jodi Picoult, author, The Storyteller, My Sister’s Keeper
“Debby Irving’s powerful Waking Up White opens a rare window on how white Americans are socialized. Irving's focus on the mechanics of racism operating in just one life -- her own -- may lead white readers to reconsider the roots of their own perspectives -- and their role in dismantling old myths. Readers of color will no doubt find the view through Irving's window fascinating, and telling.” -- Van Jones, author, Rebuild The Dream, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems; President, Rebuild The Dream; Co-host, CNN Crossfire [close]
Love Like the Movies
by Victoria Van Tiem (Goodreads Author)
Paperback of LOVE LIKE THE MOVIES
a Rom-Com novel by Victoria Van Tiem
When it comes to finding her leading man, will it be Love, Actually or a Runaway…more[close] Paperback of LOVE LIKE THE MOVIESView Details »
a Rom-Com novel by Victoria Van Tiem
When it comes to finding her leading man, will it be Love, Actually or a Runaway Bride?
Kenzi Shaw has her life scripted out down to the last line - the career she's building as an up-and-coming marketing exec, the gorgeous fiancé (Bradley) she'll marry in a fairytale wedding, the children they'll raise in her dream home. But when heart-breaking ex Shane comes back into her life, life starts going off the script . . .
Shane tries to win Kenzi over by re-enacting all the rom com movies they used to watch together - Sleepless in Seattle, Bridget Jones' Diary, Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing to name a few. He's just a guy, standing in front of a girl, asking her to trust him again. But has he really changed? Not only is her head in a spin over Shane, but now her job is on the line. And with her perfect sister in law showing up every tiny thing Kenzi does wrong, she feels like she's permanently in the corner.
Should she risk her sensible life for the chance of a Happy Ever After? One thing's for sure, when Shane meets Kenzi (again), she's suddenly not so sure just who her leading man is . . .
Perfect for fans of From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually and You Had Me at Hello. Grab some popcorn, hit the sofa and enjoy this feel-good and very funny novel. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 07 - Jul 29, 20141 copy available, 344 people requestingCountries available: US and GB
by Maria Ciletti (Goodreads Author)
Sometimes you have to shed the identity of who you think you should be to live your life. Sometimes that identity gets ripped right out from under you…more[close] Sometimes you have to shed the identity of who you think you should be to live your life. Sometimes that identity gets ripped right out from under you. Such is the story of Renee Cardone and Anna Maria Castrovinci, best friends since kindergarten.View Details »
However, when they were fifteen, their friendship turned into something more. Even though their attraction felt genuine and pure, guilt from their Catholic upbringing hovered over them. Renee, intent on living a life acceptable to society, began to date Tom Del Fino, which broke Annie's heart. Renee and Tom married and built a respectable life together. They had a good marriage and two beautiful daughters.
Then fate slapped them in the face and flipped Renee's life upside down.
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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel
by Sara Farizan
Release date: Oct 07, 2014“Both personal and universal, this is a compelling story about high school, family and owning up to who you really are. Farizan is just the voice YA n…more[close] “Both personal and universal, this is a compelling story about high school, family and owning up to who you really are. Farizan is just the voice YA needs right now. Trust me, you’ll be glad you listened.” —Sarah DessenView Details »
High-school junior Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. Her Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates; if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when a sophisticated, beautiful new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual. Struggling to sort out her growing feelings and Saskia’s confusing signals, Leila confides in her old friend, Lisa, and grows closer to her fellow drama tech-crew members, especially Tomas, whose comments about his own sexuality are frank, funny, wise, and sometimes painful. Gradually, Leila begins to see that almost all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, and many are keeping fascinating secrets of their own. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 08 - Jul 29, 201425 copies available, 350 people requestingCountries available: US
The Five Behaviors of Effective Personal Leadership...For Ascension to Public Leadership: A Self-Coaching Guide
by Alpesh Fadia (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 13, 2014Given that 202 million individuals were unemployed globally by the end of 2013 and that the global economy suffered a $38 trillion loss in the economi…more[close] Given that 202 million individuals were unemployed globally by the end of 2013 and that the global economy suffered a $38 trillion loss in the economic crisis, people’s continuing decline in confidence in our public leaders is neither an accident nor a surprise. The subject of creating high-quality leaders has never been as paramount in its importance and widespread as it is now.View Details »
To create high-quality public leaders, we must first begin with constructing effective personal leaders. Even though self-leadership is a critical step in becoming an effective leader of others, many have completely neglected this foundational stage. Effective personal leadership, among other things, encourages people to deeply examine and truly understand themselves so that they can make the right decisions — those that benefit not only themselves but also others who depend on their leadership.
Few books and training courses on leadership give attention to the significance of being a personal leader. In fact, many only emphasize self-awareness, which is just one of the five crucial behaviors required to become an effective self-leader.” Traditional leadership methods also, unfortunately, have not provided the promised return on investment, leaving us unfulfilled of the leaders we had hoped to generate. The author, as a result, urges for a new approach in which an individual becomes a powerful personal leader before taking the path of public leadership. And even if one is already a public leader, cultivating the personal leadership behaviors can be immediately applied into exercising their leadership of others, therefore making him/her a more impactful individual. Becoming that effective personal leader can then help people turn into valuable public leaders we so desperately need today and for many generations thereafter.
The key benefits of the five behaviors (based on author’s own experiences and research) talked about in this book include learning how to 1) become deeply self-aware and to look inward for guidance; 2) become skillful at taking bad experiences and turning them into positive learning and growth opportunities; 3) improve your focus on mind, body, and spirit; 4) make a written plan for improvement (which has been shown to increase your chances of success by 42%); and 5) persevere. In addition, these behaviors can be used throughout your life at any age or stage. Ultimately, learning to be an effective self-leader will position you to become a useful public leader.
Today, we literally find ourselves standing at the crossroads. We can either continue our inadequate, traditional ways or employ a sensible approach to leadership development by becoming effective personal leaders first. Our collective future rests on the decision each person will make. Which one are you ready to choose? [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 08 - Jul 29, 20143 copies available, 142 people requestingCountries available: US
The Rest of Us: A Novel
by Jessica Lott (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jul 29, 2014A gorgeous literary debut about second chances, New England Book Festival prize winner The Rest of Us is an indelible love story that explores the leg…more[close] A gorgeous literary debut about second chances, New England Book Festival prize winner The Rest of Us is an indelible love story that explores the legacy of an affair between a young student and her older professor.View Details »
As a college student, Terry fell madly and destructively in love with Rhinehart, her famous poetry professor—a relationship from which she never fully recovered. Now, fifteen years later, she is single, still living in the New York City walk-up she moved into after college, and languishing as a photographer’s assistant, having long since abandoned her own art. When she stumbles on Rhinehart’s obituary online, complete with litany of his many accomplishments, she finds herself taking stock of the ways she has not lived up to her youthful expectations—and surprisingly distraught at the thought of never seeing him again.
And then, a few weeks later, she bumps into Rhinehart himself: very much alive, married, and Christmas shopping at Bloomingdale’s. What ensues is an intense and beautiful friendship, an unexpected second act that inspires Terry to come to terms with the consequences of their past and the depth of her own aspirations—and to begin to grow again, as an artist and a woman.
A captivating read to the last page, The Rest of Us explores those nagging questions that haunt us when we think of who we are, and who we might have been—a love letter to New York City and the struggles of its artists, and a sharp and stirring novel of the heart from a “promising new voice in fiction” (The Daily Beast). [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 08 - Jul 29, 201410 copies available, 255 people requestingCountries available: US
The Choice (Choice, #1)
by Maria Ciletti (Goodreads Author)
Life's important decisions take the most courage.
What if you had to make the choice between losing everything or being true to yourself? The Choice ex…more[close] Life's important decisions take the most courage.View Details »
What if you had to make the choice between losing everything or being true to yourself? The Choice explores the difficult struggle that Mina Thomas, a nurse with a loving husband, close knit family and successful career endures when she meets Regan Martin, and attractive new nurse Mina is assigned to mentor. Long-buried desires are awakened in Mina, pushing her toward the need to finally make the choice that may change her life forever.
The Choice is the first book in The Choice series.
( Other books in The Choice series include, Clinical Distance and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?)(less) [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 08 - Jul 29, 20142 copies available, 83 people requestingCountries available: US
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