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by Patricia Strefling (Goodreads Author)
Cadence Walker David is a hard-driving man who hails from a severely dysfunctional family in Detroit. He finds himself in need of bail money when his…more[close] Cadence Walker David is a hard-driving man who hails from a severely dysfunctional family in Detroit. He finds himself in need of bail money when his brother gets into trouble and they both end up in jail. He heard a familiar voice from the past and meets up with an old street buddy – turned preacher. Frank Kincaid extracts a promise from him to play his guitar for a couple of church services in exchange for bail money. Cade agrees. How hard could it be to play his beloved guitar for a bunch of church people? He soon finds out when the preacher’s daughter, a slender blue-eyed blonde, is the music leader. He dubs her Babyface the first day. She has no idea about the real world. Cade knows nothing about this God she talks about. And if he is anything like his father Cade has no use for a God who can’t even take care of his people on earth. They are two people from two totally different worlds and Cade intends on keeping it that way – until he learns that Babyface has a past of her own. [close]View Details »
by Sarah M. Anderson (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 07, 2014One good man could drive her all kinds of crazy.
Men of the White Sandy, Book 1
Just who does Rebel Runs Fast think he is? Dr. Madeline Mitchell, the ne…more[close] One good man could drive her all kinds of crazy.View Details »
Men of the White Sandy, Book 1
Just who does Rebel Runs Fast think he is? Dr. Madeline Mitchell, the new doctor on the White Sandy Lakota Indian Reservation, knows there’s a good answer to that question. Somewhere.
Sure, the Lakota medicine man is every cowboy-and-Indian fantasy she ever had, but he sends patients to sweat lodges instead of clinical trials, talks them out of flu vaccines. Even more irritating, he makes her heart race.
Rebel swore off the white man’s world—and its women—years ago. Madeline doesn’t speak the language, understand the customs, or believe he’s anything more than a charlatan. Yet she stays, determined to help his people. And he keeps finding excuses to spend more time at the clinic.
When he discovers her in the throes of dangerous heat stroke, Rebel’s efforts to cool her down set fire to a passion neither thought they wanted. But when the people start falling violently ill, the cultural gap stretches the connection between their hearts to the breaking point…
This book contains smoking-hot skinny dipping, emotional and emotionally satisfying sex, and a shirtless cowboy who is also an Indian. [close]
Off My Rocker: One Man's Tasty, Twisted, Star-Studded Quest for Everlasting Music
by Kenny Weissberg (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 23, 2013WIN A SIGNED COPY of the rock 'n' roll memoir readers can't put down!
Off My Rocker presents the true story of a music lover who's worn nearly every ha…more[close] WIN A SIGNED COPY of the rock 'n' roll memoir readers can't put down!View Details »
Off My Rocker presents the true story of a music lover who's worn nearly every hat in the industry: radio DJ, music critic, rock singer, bandleader, and concert promoter.
Surrounded by an all-star cast, the author describes his many encounters with showbiz icons, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Leonard Cohen, Whitney Houston, and Bill Murray. Filled with vivid details and self-deprecating humor, this book will take you on an unforgettable ride through six decades of pop culture.
“Wildly entertaining tell-all from a rock ’n’ roll insider.”
— Marc Geiger, Head of Music, William Morris Endeavor [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 201410 copies available, 271 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
by Jim Vuksic (Goodreads Author)
Win a copy of 'Levels', a science fiction (post-apocalyptic) novel, signed by the author, Jim Vuksic. (Release Date: Aug. 9, 2011) It will also includ…more[close]View Details »
Win a copy of 'Levels', a science fiction (post-apocalyptic) novel, signed by the author, Jim Vuksic. (Release Date: Aug. 9, 2011) It will also include a special gift - a coupon code to download the book's audiobook edition - 8 hours listening time, narrated by Stephen Rozzell.
A unique social experiment rises out of the ashes of a world that has nearly self-destructed due to numerous wars, environmental disasters, and social upheaval.
The reader joins the story approximately three centuries after this ambitious effort is initiated by a small group of dedicated men and women determined to eliminate all of the bad behavior, institutions, and philosophies which they believe contributed to the downfall of previous societies.
War, crime, poverty, hunger, greed, vanity, prejudice, and inequality no longer exist. But these are not the only things that have been eliminated. The institution of marriage, the family unit, long-term intimate relationships, and religion have also disappeared. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 201410 copies available, 335 people requestingCountries available: US
The Swan Bonnet
by Katherine L. Holmes (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 16, 2013Unbeknown to Dawn, her grandfather has shot an old swan out of mercy. In their coastal Alaskan town, her father buys the swan pelt, preventing her Unc…more[close] Unbeknown to Dawn, her grandfather has shot an old swan out of mercy. In their coastal Alaskan town, her father buys the swan pelt, preventing her Uncle Alex, a fur trader, from selling it for export. Dawn's father surprises her part-Aleut mother with a hat she helped to make and also with an idea to catch poachers. Shooting swans has become illegal but Alaska is a territory and Prohibition occupies the Sheriff. Dawn and her mother become involved with suspicious inquiries about the swan bonnet besides its haunting effect. Because Dawn's grandparents see the swans first, Dawn agrees to secretly watch the migration with the deputy sheriff's son. But after she and her mother encounter women from a ship and find out about a hunting party, they ride to the inlet. There are townspeople roving the shore too but who is the vigilante and who is the poacher? [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 207 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
The Creation of Anne Boleyn - In Search of the Tudors' Most Notorious Queen
by Susan Bordo (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 02, 2014Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afte…more[close] Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really even look like?! Was she the flaxen-haired martyr of Romantic paintings or the raven-haired seductress of twenty-first-century portrayals? (Answer: neither). And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne's death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and critical analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of history's most infamous relationships. Bordo also shows how generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers imagined and re-imagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto "mean girl", feminist icon, and everything in between. In her inimitable, straight-talking style Bordo dares to confront the established histories, stepping off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the myths. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 201410 copies available, 69 people requestingCountries available: GB
The Neutrino Hunters - The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe
by Ray Jayawardhana
Release date: Jan 02, 2014Before the Higgs boson, there was a maddening search for another particle – the ghostly neutrino. First detected in 1956, its fleeting appearances hav…more[close] Before the Higgs boson, there was a maddening search for another particle – the ghostly neutrino. First detected in 1956, its fleeting appearances have teased answers to many mysteries: How did the Big Bang happen? Why is antimatter so rare? What might dark matter be made of? And could faster-than-light travel be possible, overturning Einstein’s theory of special relativity?View Details »
But the quest for the neutrino also encompasses adventure, from Cold War defections and extra dimensions to mile-deep holes in the Antarctic ice and a troubled genius who disappeared without a trace. With The Neutrino Hunters, renowned astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana delivers a thrilling detective story of revolutionary science. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20145 copies available, 46 people requestingCountries available: GB
Blindfolded Innocence (Innocence, #1)
by Alessandra Torre (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 13, 2014Enter to win 1 of 25 Finished Copies of the book!
Brad De Luca is incorrigible. The premier divorce attorney in town, he is a forty-year old walking hu…more[close] Enter to win 1 of 25 Finished Copies of the book!View Details »
Brad De Luca is incorrigible. The premier divorce attorney in town, he is a forty-year old walking hunk of sex, bedding half the town, including his own clients. Brad is used to getting whatever, and whomever, he wants, and when the newest intern arrives - Julia Campbell, a pre-law student fresh off a failed engagement - he embraces the challenge. Only, happy in her new independence, the last thing Julia wants, or needs, is an older man who could destroy her job prospects, and possibly her innocence.
Julia is confident in her sexuality, and her effect on men. But she is far out of her league. Before she knows it, Brad is stretching her boundaries and opening up a forbidden world of sensual and sexual exploration.
Warning: This book contains explicit sex scenes, including a MFM menage.( [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 201425 copies available, 493 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Rebecca Hunt
Release date: Mar 06, 2014Two groups, almost a hundred years apart, find themselves on the same desolate Antarctic island in this tense and compelling novel by Rebecca Hunt.
191…more[close] Two groups, almost a hundred years apart, find themselves on the same desolate Antarctic island in this tense and compelling novel by Rebecca Hunt.View Details »
1913: Dinners, Millet-Bass, and Napps - three men bound not by friendship, but by an intense dependence founded on survival - will be immortalised by their decision to volunteer to scout out a series of uncharted and unknown islands in the Antarctic, a big, indifferent kingdom.
2013: Brix, Jess, and Decker - three researchers with their own reasons for being far from home - set out on a field trip to the same ancient lumps of rock and snow, home to nothing but colonies of penguins and seals.
Under the harsh ultraviolet light, as all colours bleach out, and the world of simple everyday pleasures recedes, they unknowingly begin to mirror the expedition of 100 years ago.
'The richness of Hunt's language make this first novel a vivid, moving delight' Helen Dunmore, Guardian Books of the Year, on Mr Chartwell
'[A] marvellously original, tender and funny debut novel. Rebecca Hunt proves herself to be a gifted writer who has no need of fictional realism to deliver profound truths' Daily Mail on Mr Chartwell
Rebecca Hunt graduated from Central Saint Martins College with a first class honours degree in fine art. She lives and works in London. Her first novel, Mr Chartwell, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards New Writer of the Year. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 201425 copies available, 81 people requestingCountries available: GB
Soul of a Warrior
by Denna Holm (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 30, 2013An act of vengeance leaves three friends and their tabby cat abandoned on a hostile alien world.
Kimi Wicker learns the hard way what it means to have…more[close] An act of vengeance leaves three friends and their tabby cat abandoned on a hostile alien world.View Details »
Kimi Wicker learns the hard way what it means to have the rug jerked out from under her. It takes on a whole new meaning when the rug being jerked is Earth and she’s no longer standing on it.
Soul of a Warrior is a science fiction romance that takes Kimi, her two closest friends and a beloved tabby cat, on an incredible journey to the hostile world of Lavina. They face dangers at every turn as they struggle to find a way back home again. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20142 copies available, 155 people requestingCountries available: US
The Sorcery Code
by Dima Zales (Goodreads Author), Anna Zaires (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Dec 16, 2013From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world w…more[close] From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . .View Details »
Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.
She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.
Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancée, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own . . .
[close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20142 copies available, 134 people requestingCountries available: US
Bullets and Brains
by Andrew Nathan Wilner
Release date: Oct 15, 2013Bullets and Brains is a collection of over 100 essays about people and their brains written by a neurologist and epilepsy specialist. These articles a…more[close] Bullets and Brains is a collection of over 100 essays about people and their brains written by a neurologist and epilepsy specialist. These articles appeared over the last four years in two Medscape.com columns, “Wilner on Neurology” and “Epilepsy Notes,” as well as other special articles. Medscape.com is a division of WebMD, a leading provider of health information.View Details »
Although written for a medical audience, most of these essays focus on the intersection of neurology and society and are easily accessible to the inquisitive reader. As one reader wrote, “I felt as if I was in a comfortable conversation over a good coffee with the author.” [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 95 people requestingCountries available: US
All That Glitters
by Jackie Sonnenberg (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 01, 2013Urban Fantasy/Crime novel follows the story of "The Candy Caper," a jewelry thief with the ability to get by completely undetected. He leaves behind n…more[close] Urban Fantasy/Crime novel follows the story of "The Candy Caper," a jewelry thief with the ability to get by completely undetected. He leaves behind no trace except for candy at the scene of the crime...the media giving him his nickname after this calling card.View Details »
He won't give up until he finds the item possessed with ancient magic...but what is in it for him? And what if someone else gets in his way? [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 87 people requestingCountries available: US
Escaping Tiger Island
by Amy Whalen Deger (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Nov 15, 2013I am giving away 5 signed copies of Escaping Tiger Island! This paperback book will be mailed to the 5 winners the day after the contest ends (Jan 2,…more[close] I am giving away 5 signed copies of Escaping Tiger Island! This paperback book will be mailed to the 5 winners the day after the contest ends (Jan 2, 2014). This book is currently available through Amazon as either a paperback or a Kindle download. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20145 copies available, 193 people requestingCountries available: US
My Sweetest Escape (My Favorite Mistake, #2)
by Chelsea M. Cameron (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 13, 2014Enter to win 1 of 25 Finished Copies of the book!
The past will always find you.
Jos Archer was the girl with the perfect life; until the night it all c…more[close] Enter to win 1 of 25 Finished Copies of the book!View Details »
The past will always find you.
Jos Archer was the girl with the perfect life; until the night it all came crashing down around her. Now, nine months later, she still hasn't begun to pick up the pieces. Even transferring to a new college and living under the watchful eye of her older sister, Renee, isn't enough to help her feel normal again.
And then she meets Dusty Sharp. For reasons Jos can't begin to fathom, the newly reformed campus bad boy seems determined to draw her out of her shell. And if she's not careful, his knowing green eyes and wicked smile will make her feel things she's no longer sure she deserves.
But even as Dusty coaxes Jos to open up about the past, he's hiding secrets of his own. Secrets about the night her old life fell apart. When the truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together;or tear them apart for good? [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 201425 copies available, 587 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Sustain (Revive, #2)
by S.C. Harrison (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Dec 02, 2013Enter to WIN one of three signed PAPERBACK copies of SUSTAIN, the second book in the Revive Series--a fast-paced YA fantasy series of fey, wraiths, ma…more[close] Enter to WIN one of three signed PAPERBACK copies of SUSTAIN, the second book in the Revive Series--a fast-paced YA fantasy series of fey, wraiths, magic, and trying to not die. Some other bookworm goodies may also sneak into the packages... ;)View Details »
Get caught up with the series by checking out REVIVE on my website, scharrison.com. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20143 copies available, 156 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
In a Corner, Darkly: Volume 2: More Reasons to Keep the Lights on
by Sue Rovens (Goodreads Author)
This is Volume Two of a collection of short horror/suspense stories. Fifteen creepy, scary tomes wait for the unsuspecting reader. If you like your st…more[close] This is Volume Two of a collection of short horror/suspense stories. Fifteen creepy, scary tomes wait for the unsuspecting reader. If you like your stories "old school" like Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, you will enjoy these. A quick read, each one is very different from the next. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20143 copies available, 80 people requestingCountries available: US
Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20142 copies available, 106 people requestingCountries available: US
by D.M. Pratt (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 25, 2013I'm giving away free copies on my book, 431 Superior by DM Pratt.
What do you get when you take a dance mom and a nine-to-five IT dad and drop them in…more[close] I'm giving away free copies on my book, 431 Superior by DM Pratt.View Details »
What do you get when you take a dance mom and a nine-to-five IT dad and drop them in the middle of a Vegas vacation-away from their six daughters? You get an idea for a new career that will take this fun-loving couple into a different world... with a whole lot of exposure. When Nate and Lucy decide to open a sex club in their hometown-complete with performers, mazes, prototype sex machines, naughty baked goods, and theme nights-they have no idea how it will turn their lives upside down, let alone how they'll explain it to the kids.
Join Nate and Lucy as they discover the ups and downs-and ins and outs- of running one of "those" clubs in suburban Michigan while juggling their own relationship and managing a blended family. 431 Superior is a hilarious romp through the lives of a fortyish couple who take a giant leap of faith, while granting us a peek into the lives of those who share more than their opinions... [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20145 copies available, 94 people requestingCountries available: US
Passion from the Vine
by Shannon Casey
Spicy Romance~ Soft Cover: Izzy is a woman betrayed by the man who was supposed to love her. She sets out on a journey of self discovery and finds mor…more[close] Spicy Romance~ Soft Cover: Izzy is a woman betrayed by the man who was supposed to love her. She sets out on a journey of self discovery and finds more than she bargained for. The story incorporates travel, wine making, culinary arts and steamy romantic sex, into one delectable story..View Details »
[close]Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 77 people requestingCountries available: US
The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health
by Travis Stork
Release date: Jan 01, 2014The Doctor's Diet is the cure to unhealthy eating — an American epidemic with a death toll higher than that of car accidents, drug abuse, smoking, and…more[close] The Doctor's Diet is the cure to unhealthy eating — an American epidemic with a death toll higher than that of car accidents, drug abuse, smoking, and gun violence combined. Dr. Stork is genuinely concerned about what he considers to be a true crisis. He has created a flexible and workable diet plan that will help readers lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and ultimately add years to their lives. In the book, Dr. Stork explains all of the potentially fatal health risks associated with an unhealthy diet and the specific food groups that can act as medicines to attain immediate results. Flexibility is built into the recipes in order to accommodate all different diets and skill levels, from meat lovers to vegetarians and chefs to non-cooks. In The Doctor's Diet, Dr. Stork outlines the steps to a healthier life with encouragement, personal anecdotes, and a passionate sense of urgency to rescue the reader from diet-related demise. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Dec 03 - Jan 02, 201415 copies available, 431 people requestingCountries available: US
The Resistance Man: A Bruno, Chief of Police novel
by Martin Walker
Bruno Courrèges—provincial French police chief extraordinaire—is back in another delectable tale of mystery and suspense that unfolds in the gastronom…more[close] Bruno Courrèges—provincial French police chief extraordinaire—is back in another delectable tale of mystery and suspense that unfolds in the gastronomically ravishing Dordogne.View Details »
A veteran of the Resistance dies, and among his possessions are documents that connect him to a notorious train robbery. A former British spymaster’s estate is burglarized, the latest in a spree of expert thefts. An academic’s home is broken into just as she is finishing a revelatory book on France’s nuclear weapons program. An antiques dealer is found brutally murdered, and his former lover, the number one suspect, is on the run.
It’s just another summer in St. Denis for Bruno, who must balance the constant barrage of demands on his time and expertise—including the complex affections of two powerful women, town politics (the mayor is having romantic problems of his own), his irrepressible puppy, Balzac, and nights entertaining friends and visitors with ever-sumptuous repasts—with a new focus on the mounting crime wave, whose seemingly unrelated events Bruno begins to suspect are linked. His search for clues to crimes old and new leads to stunning revelations about both his country’s history and his own, and puts several more lives—including Bruno’s—in deadly danger. In a thrilling denouement that proves the past is never really past, Bruno fights to secure the future of his beloved community and those he cares about most.
As charming and compelling as its hero, The Resistance Man offers fresh joys for loyal readers and newcomers alike. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 04 - Jan 02, 201425 copies available, 306 people requestingCountries available: US
E. E. Cummings: A Life
by Susan Cheever
From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Bill ("A national treasure"—Kurt Vonnegut) and Home Before Dark ("Moving and brilliantly restrained . . . Inti…more[close] From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Bill ("A national treasure"—Kurt Vonnegut) and Home Before Dark ("Moving and brilliantly restrained . . . Intimate, deeply felt, and often harrowing"—The New York Times Book Review)—a major reassessment of the life and work of one of America's preeminent twentieth-century poets.View Details »
Cummings's radical experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax resulted in his creation of a new, idiosyncratic means of poetic expression. And while there was critical disagreement about his work (Edmund Wilson called it "hideous," Malcolm Cowley called him "unsurpassed in his field"), at the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States. Now, in this rich, illuminating biography, Susan Cheever traces the development of the poet and his work. She takes us from Cummings's seemingly idyllic childhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, through his years at Harvard (rooming with Dos Passos, befriending Malcolm Cowley and Lincoln Kirstein) when he devoured the poetry of Ezra Pound whose radical verses lured the young writer away from the politeness of the traditional nature poem towards a more adventurous, sexually conscious form . . . We follow Cummings to Paris in 1917, and, finally, to Greenwich Village to be among other modernist poets of the day—Marianne Moore and Hart Crane, among them.
A revelation of the man and the poet, and a brilliant reassessment of the freighted path of his legacy.
(With 28 pages of black-and-white images.) [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 04 - Jan 02, 201410 copies available, 288 people requestingCountries available: US
Giveaway dates: Dec 05 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 116 people requestingCountries available: US
Finding Matthew: A Child with Brain Damage, a Young Man with Mental Illness, a Son and Brother with Extraordinary Spirit
by Donna Kirk (Goodreads Author)
During the first few weeks after Matthew Kirk was born - brain-damaged as a result of oxygen deprivation during delivery - the doctors advised his par…more[close] During the first few weeks after Matthew Kirk was born - brain-damaged as a result of oxygen deprivation during delivery - the doctors advised his parents, Donna and Ed Kirk, to put him in an institution, have another baby as soon as possible, and get on with their life.View Details »
But what the doctors didn't understand was that Matthew "was" their life. Indeed, as he grew, he would surprise everyone with his athletic good looks, spirited personality, and supreme ability to create joy and love as so many people gathered around to help him through his physical and mental struggles.
Now, with the publication of this clear-eyed, laugh-inducing, and heart-tugging book, Donna Kirk recounts the story - the "love story" - of how she and her family found Matthew, and how he found them.
[close]Giveaway dates: Dec 05 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 184 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
City of Lost Dreams (City of Dark Magic, #2)
by Magnus Flyte (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Nov 26, 2013The exhilarating, genre-bending sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller City of Dark Magic
�Set in a world where alchemy, magic, and scienc…more[close] The exhilarating, genre-bending sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller City of Dark MagicView Details »
�Set in a world where alchemy, magic, and science all work, [City of Lost Dreams is] another lively, amusing romantic mystery from the pseudonymous Flyte. . . . Sensual, witty, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, set forth in sparkling prose, and inhabited by characters well-worth getting to know. Wunderbar!”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic, we find musicologist Sarah Weston in Vienna in search of a cure for her friend Pollina, who is now gravely ill and who may not have much time left. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pertusato, in London in search of an ancient alchemical cure for the girl, discovers an old enemy is one step ahead of him. In Prague, Prince Max tries to unravel the strange reappearance of a long dead saint while being pursued by a seductive red-headed historian with dark motives of her own.
In the city of Beethoven, Mozart, and Freud, Sarah becomes the target in a deadly web of intrigue that involves a scientist on the run, stolen art, seductive pastries, a few surprises from long-dead alchemists, a distractingly attractive horseman who’s more than a little bloodthirsty, and a trail of secrets and lies. But nothing will be more dangerous than the brilliant and vindictive villain who seeks to bend time itself. Sarah must travel deep into an ancient mystery to save the people she loves. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 05 - Jan 02, 201415 copies available, 73 people requestingCountries available: CA
The Lion and the Rose (The Borgias, #2)
by Kate Quinn (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 07, 2014From the national bestselling author of The Serpent and the Pearl comes the continuing saga of the ruthless family that holds all of Rome in its grasp…more[close] From the national bestselling author of The Serpent and the Pearl comes the continuing saga of the ruthless family that holds all of Rome in its grasp, and the three outsiders thrust into their twisted web of blood and deceit . . .View Details »
As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realizes that the danger she faces is far from over—and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander’s thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle. In need of trusted allies, Giulia turns to her sharp-tongued bodyguard, Leonello, and her fiery cook and confidante, Carmelina.
Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance’s most notorious family, Giulia, Leonello, and Carmelina must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power. But as the shadows of murder and corruption rise through the Vatican, they must learn who to trust when every face wears a mask . . . [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 06 - Jan 02, 201450 copies available, 421 people requestingCountries available: US
Work Done for Hire
by Joe Haldeman
Release date: Jan 07, 2014Joe Haldeman’s “adept plotting, strong pacing, and sense of grim stoicism have won him wide acclaim” (The Washington Post) and numerous honors for suc…more[close] Joe Haldeman’s “adept plotting, strong pacing, and sense of grim stoicism have won him wide acclaim” (The Washington Post) and numerous honors for such works as The Forever War, The Accidental Time Machine, and the Marsbound trilogy. Now, the multiple Hugo and Nebula award–winning author pits a lone war veteran against a mysterious enemy who is watching his every move—and threatens him with more than death unless he kills for them.View Details »
Wounded in combat and honorably discharged nine years ago, Jack Daley still suffers nightmares from when he served his country as a sniper, racking up sixteen confirmed kills. Now a struggling author, Jack accepts an offer to write a near-future novel about a serial killer, based on a Hollywood script outline. It’s an opportunity to build his writing career, and a future with his girlfriend, Kit Majors.
But Jack’s other talent is also in demand. A package arrives on his doorstep containing a sniper rifle, complete with silencer and ammunition—and the first installment of a $100,000 payment to kill a “bad man.” The twisted offer is genuine. The people behind it are dangerous. They prove that they have Jack under surveillance. He can’t run. He can’t hide. And if he doesn’t take the job, Kit will be in the crosshairs instead.
[close]Giveaway dates: Dec 06 - Jan 02, 201450 copies available, 133 people requestingCountries available: US
The Stairwell: A Meagan Maloney Mystery
by M.M. Silva (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Nov 22, 2013Private Investigator Meagan Maloney is back with another action-packed mix of mystery, intrigue, and suspense. When an old acquaintance makes a dreadf…more[close] Private Investigator Meagan Maloney is back with another action-packed mix of mystery, intrigue, and suspense. When an old acquaintance makes a dreadful discovery in his new house on the beautiful Rhode Island coastline, the authorities deem the event an accident. Unconvinced and unsettled, he enlists the help of Meagan and her computer-hacking sidekick, Doobie, to uncover the home’s hidden secrets.View Details »
Never one to handle a single crisis at a time, Meagan finds herself juggling several other issues while working her primary case. After she receives communication from a psychopath who’d attempted to kill her months prior, and who’s vowed to finish the job, Meagan is left to wait and wonder when her evil nemesis will strike again. As she fights off feelings of vulnerability, her focus becomes further challenged when she reluctantly gets dragged into a situation involving a suspected child killer and his intended next victim.
After Meagan’s actions unintentionally place a family member’s life in peril, she comes face-to-face with a killer and is once again called upon to make a life or death decision. Will she learn from the lessons of previous mistakes, or is the past fated to repeat itself? Regardless of her choice, someone is destined to die. [close]Giveaway dates: Dec 08 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 95 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Guy M. Beaver (Goodreads Author)
How do you hide a brewery in a government proposal?
"So let me get this straight. You're a rocket scientist, who runs a satellite progr…more[close] AUTOGRAPHED COPYView Details »
How do you hide a brewery in a government proposal?
"So let me get this straight. You're a rocket scientist, who runs a satellite program for NASA, who also works on race cars, starts charitable foundations, volunteers to keep score for the York River Tsunamis, and runs a brewery? Is there anything else you do?" asked Wendy, wanting to get her facts straight. "I write Haikus," responded Gordon. "And the brewery part needs some caveats."
GORDON MILLER gets caught up in a vortex of circumstance as he becomes the accidental program manager of a 3,000 person program with unread specifications for a microbrewery.
The story takes place at NASA Langley Research Center and surrounding historical areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The quirky character crew has idiosyncrasies that include thinking in haiku poems, chiropractic dependencies, and time-travel obsession. Fighter jets from Langley Air Force Base and race cars at Langley Speedway frame the story as the plot dilemma becomes the rationalization and discovery of government funded beers used to help WESLEY LARKINS, an endearing 7-year-old with cancer who is fighting for his life.
Government Beers is a book about accidental heroes caught up in a complex cosmos of unintended consequences. It's about people who care about becoming part of something bigger than themselves, and through their caring, discover that life is hilarious and heartwarming. It's about geeks with wacky interests, not distracted by appearances. It's Big Bang Theory meets Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
"… I enjoyed it! I hope that those who read it realize it is not only fun, but an excellent and very important lesson, too.”
--Dr. John Switzer, The Liberty Professor
[close]Giveaway dates: Dec 11 - Jan 02, 20141 copy available, 159 people requestingCountries available: US
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