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The Unamericans: Stories
by Molly Antopol
Release date: Oct 06, 2014"This collection matters so much…[T]hese stories just [rip] your heart out." —Esquire
Moving from modern-day Jerusalem to McCarthy-era Los Angeles to c…more[close] "This collection matters so much…[T]hese stories just [rip] your heart out." —EsquireView Details »
Moving from modern-day Jerusalem to McCarthy-era Los Angeles to communist Prague and back again. The UnAmericans is a stunning exploration of characters shaped by the forces of history. Molly Antopol's critically acclaimed debut will long be remembered for its "poise and gravity" (New York Times), each story "so full of heart-ache and humor, love and life…[it's] as though we're absorbing a novel's worth of insight" (Jesmyn Ward, Salon).
More Praise for The UnAmericans:
"[Will] make you nostalgic for another era in short fiction. A time when writers such as Bernard Malamud and Isaac Bashevis Singer and Grace Paley roamed the earth…[A] beautiful and appealing collection." —Meg Wolitzer, NPR's All Things Considered
"Utterly exciting." —Nation [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 12 - Oct 03, 20145 copies available, 295 people requestingCountries available: US
Diamond Place (Harts Crossing, Book 3)
by Robin Lee Hatcher (Goodreads Author)
Now available only as an ebook, Diamond Place was a 2007 Carol Award finalist for Best Novella. Winners will receive the original hardcover gift book…more[close] Now available only as an ebook, Diamond Place was a 2007 Carol Award finalist for Best Novella. Winners will receive the original hardcover gift book edition.View Details »
Nobody loves baseball more than ten-year-old Lyssa Sampson. Nobody. For as long as she can remember, she's had only one dream: to be a pitcher at the Little League World Series. But the widowed Coach Jenkins has other plans, and Lyssa has to do a little innocent scheming to make her dream come true. When Coach Jenkins appears to be interested in Lyssa's single mother, Terri, Lyssa sees an opportunity for a little matchmaking. Maybe her efforts will help her mother find happiness again-and give Lyssa a chance at her dream at the same time. But will Terri and Coach Jenkins let a ten-year-old deal with matters of the heart? Or will reason take over and spoil Lyssa's plan? Diamond Place, the third book in the Hart's Crossing series, is a heartwarming tale of hope, healing, and the power of love.
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 12 - Oct 03, 20144 copies available, 395 people requestingCountries available: US
Quarter Life Crisis: A Novel
by Patrick Anderson Jr. (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 05, 2014*AUTOGRAPHED COPY*
This September, we are giving away a FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY of Patrick Anderson Jr.'s new novel "Quarter Life Crisis".
"Set in Miami,…more[close] *AUTOGRAPHED COPY*View Details »
This September, we are giving away a FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY of Patrick Anderson Jr.'s new novel "Quarter Life Crisis".
"Set in Miami, 'Quarter Life Crisis' takes the reader into the lives of two troubled individuals: Sean is a recent college grad turned burgeoning alcoholic who’s forced to take a job bartending when he can’t find one pertaining to his psychology degree, struggling to pay his student loans and get over a privileged past to find meaning in life after academia; Lauren is in a similar situation, battling her personal shortcomings after having dropped out of college to have a baby and get married to her husband, Rick, who she’s just walked in on having sex with their son’s babysitter. When Lauren and Sean meet, an event is sparked that shapes the rest of their lives, as well as their perceptions of how to be happy in the long run.
Written during Patrick's time in graduate school, 'Quarter Life Crisis' presents the reality of life after college for a majority of recent grads in the new millennium. It’s funny yet honest, and guaranteed to leave readers nodding and thinking of a few people who these characters remind them of, if they’re not one themselves."
Patrick received his BA in English from Florida State University and his MFA in Creative Writing from University of Central Florida, where "Quarter Life Crisis" was his thesis. He has had short stories and essays published in various e-zines and print journals such as Prick of the Spindle, Silverthought, Miambiance, Sex and Murder Magazine, Ghostlight Magazine, Existere Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine, and The Worcester Review. Patrick currently resides in his hometown of Miami, where he splits his time between bartending, writing, and doing things he’s not supposed to be doing.
Contact Patrick at his personal blog: http://PatrickAndersonJr.com
and read a sample of "Quarter Life Crisis" at
http://GetOverCollege.com [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 12 - Oct 03, 20141 copy available, 277 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
After You, In Love Arrest
by Mario Gabriel Adame (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 03, 2014A Poetry Collection coming to you soon. Enter for a chance at 2 SIGNED copies. Please visit the book trailer link http://youtu.be/nMavrSiW2fg[close] A Poetry Collection coming to you soon. Enter for a chance at 2 SIGNED copies. Please visit the book trailer link http://youtu.be/nMavrSiW2fg [close]View Details »
Skip, Hop Dragon's on Top!
by Margaret M. Curley (Goodreads Author), Daniela Frongia
Release date: Sep 26, 2014Animal Antics will get your kids laughing while preschoolers learn essential concepts and beginning readers gain confidence with rhyming sounds and si…more[close] Animal Antics will get your kids laughing while preschoolers learn essential concepts and beginning readers gain confidence with rhyming sounds and sight words.View Details »
The silly dragon just wants to play with his friends. Is he too big for these games?
Watch the animals pile up, as who is on top and bottom constantly changes, until Dragon decides he's going to take a turn on top!
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 15 - Oct 03, 20142 copies available, 213 people requestingCountries available: US
Only Enchanting (The Survivors' Club, #4)
by Mary Balogh
Release date: Oct 28, 2014Galley:
When Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, learns he has a second chance at love with a former fiancé, he runs in the other direction and straight into t…more[close] Galley:View Details »
When Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, learns he has a second chance at love with a former fiancé, he runs in the other direction and straight into the arms of Agnes Keeping. Head trauma incurred during the Napoleonic Wars leaves him little memory of his engagement; the only thing he does remember is his fiance deserting him when he returned from war injured. Flavian can’t help but feel a strong attraction to Agnes, a widow who lives near the Survivors’ Club mansion, but when Agnes learns that his impulsive proposal was only to get revenge on his former love, she shies away. The two can’t stay apart, however, and both help each other deal with demons that have haunted them for many years. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 15 - Oct 03, 201420 copies available, 363 people requestingCountries available: US
Olympians Boxed Set
by George O'Connor
Release date: Oct 07, 2014By Zeus, it's Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Aphrodite!
This sturdy boxed set includes paperback editions of the first six Olympians books by mult…more[close] By Zeus, it's Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Aphrodite!View Details »
This sturdy boxed set includes paperback editions of the first six Olympians books by multiple New York Times–bestselling author/illustrator George O'Connor.
Holy Hera, it's got a free poster!
Collectors will adore this package, with lots of new artwork and the complete Olympians family tree on the free poster. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 16 - Oct 03, 20145 copies available, 966 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Darker Water (Once and Forever, #1)
by Lauren Stewart (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 03, 2014"Darker Water is hysterically funny right up until the moment you start bawling like a baby." - Samantha J.
Laney Temple believes in love about as much…more[close] "Darker Water is hysterically funny right up until the moment you start bawling like a baby." - Samantha J.View Details »
Laney Temple believes in love about as much as she believes in princes, happy endings, and honest relationships. After kissing way too many frogs, all she has to show for it is sore lips and a bruised heart.
Luckily, Carson Bennett isn’t interested in her for her heart. Her lips? Hell yes. Other parts of her anatomy? You better believe it. But her heart? Nope, not even a little bit. So it just makes sense for him to selflessly volunteer himself to show her that great sex can just be great sex. Except, for them, it's not that simple.
If Laney can’t keep sex and love separate, she’ll lose everything she’s gained. And if Carson starts to feel more than he should, Laney may be the one to pay the price.
What neither of them want to admit is that their choices—not to love or be loved—have never been theirs to control.
*** Darker Water is a stand-alone contemporary romance that does not end in a cliffhanger. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 16 - Oct 03, 20141 copy available, 384 people requestingCountries available: US
Corruption (Grumpy Old Wizards, #2)
by John O'Riley (Goodreads Author)
Winners will receive an autographed copy of Corruption, the second installment in the Grumpy Old Wizards series.
Book Blurb: As a category six wizard i…more[close] Winners will receive an autographed copy of Corruption, the second installment in the Grumpy Old Wizards series.View Details »
Book Blurb: As a category six wizard in her eighties, Josephine O’Connor has always enjoyed a youthful body due to extremely slow aging but when she discovers she’s become immortal, she must return to the workforce. Soon after starting her investigative work for the police, Josephine discovers a secret organization called the Valituras that has amassed ancient magic and power with single-minded determination. Her new assignment of defeating this agency may prove to be an impossible feat as their members have infiltrated all levels of the government including law enforcement and their advanced wizardry rivals her own. Josephine realizes she may be in over her head when the Valituras end up casting an immortality curse on her best friend, Helen, by mistake. To further complicate matters, her grandson’s eighteen-year-old friend starts hitting on her. Fortunately, Helen isn’t too broken up by the curse. Who wouldn’t want to live forever in a young, perfect body? Of course, everyone knows that dark magic always comes at a cost. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 17 - Oct 03, 20142 copies available, 208 people requestingCountries available: US
How to give pain a dose of its own medicine
by Karan Gupta (Goodreads Author)
Giveaway dates: Sep 17 - Oct 03, 20145 copies available, 124 people requestingCountries available: US
Heraclix & Pomp
by Forrest Aguirre (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 14, 2014He is made from the flesh and bones of the dead and damned. He is not who he remembers he is.
She is caught between the impermanent past and the mutabl…more[close] He is made from the flesh and bones of the dead and damned. He is not who he remembers he is.View Details »
She is caught between the impermanent past and the mutable future.
Together, they fight to save the Age of Reason from becoming . . . unreasonable.
HERACLIX AND POMP, Forrest Aguirre’s first full-length novel, explores the ideas of identity and immortality through the eyes of a man-like golem and a time-bending fairy who can barely grasp the idea of now, much less the dangers of what’s to come.
Before being sewn-together, Heraclix was dead - merely a pile of mismatched pieces, collected from the corpses of many trouble men. And Pomp was immortal - at least, so she thought. That was before her impossible near-murder at the hands of the necromancer, Heraclix’s creator. But when playing God, even the smallest error is a gargantuan weakness. When the necromancer makes his mistake, Heraclix and Pomp begin their epic flight.
As they travel from Vienna to Prague to Istanbul and, even, to Hell itself, they struggle to understand who and what they are: who was Heraclix before his death and rebirth? What is mortality, and why does it suddenly concern Pomp? As they journey through an unruly eighteenth century, they discover that the necromancer they thought dead might not be quite so dead after all. In fact, he may have sealed his immortality at the expense of everyone alive . . .
HERACLIX AND POMP is a richly textured and decadent read, filled with Baroque ideology and Byzantine political intrigue. Fans of fantasy and historical fiction alike will revel in Aguirre’s layered prose and vivid characterizations. HERACLIX AND POMP brings the surreal and the macabre to one of history’s most violent eras, and it does so in a voice sure to resonate among this season’s best new releases.
Forrest Aguirre’s short fiction has appeared in more than sixty venues. His work has been honorably mentioned in various Year’s Best anthologies and one of his stories was a StorySouth Million Writer’s Award notable story. His short fiction has been collected in Fugue XXIX (Raw Dog Screaming Press). His editorial work has been recognized with a World Fantasy Award.
Enter now to win one of five free hardcover copies signed by the author! These are *not* ARCs, but are the finished book. [close]
Generation Me - Revised and Updated: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before
by Jean M. Twenge
*FINISHED COPY GIVEAWAY*
In this provocative and newly revised book, headline-making psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge explores why the young people she cal…more[close] *FINISHED COPY GIVEAWAY*View Details »
In this provocative and newly revised book, headline-making psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge explores why the young people she calls "Generation Me" are tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious but also disengaged, narcissistic, distrustful, and anxious.
Born in the '80s, and '90s and called "The Entitlement Generation" or Millennials, they are reshaping schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. The children of the Baby Boomers are not only feeling the effects of the recession and the changing job market-they are affecting change the world over. Now, in this new edition of Generation Me, Dr. Twenge incorporates the latest research, data, and statistics, as well as new stories and cultural references, to show how "Gen Me-ers" have shifted the American character, redefining what it means to be an individual in today's society.
Dr. Twenge uses data from 11 million respondents to reveal shocking truths about this generation, including dramatic differences in sexual behavior and religious practice, and controversial predictions about what the future holds for them and society as a whole. Her often humorous, eyebrow-raising stories about real people vividly bring to life the hopes, disappointments, and challenges of Generation Me. Engaging, controversial, prescriptive, and funny, Generation Me gives Boomers and GenX-ers new and fascinating insights into their offspring, and helps those in their teens, twenties, and thirties find their road to happiness. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 18 - Oct 03, 20145 copies available, 235 people requestingCountries available: US
Everybody Paddles (3rd Edition): A Leader's Blueprint for Creating a Unified Team
by Charles A. Archer
Release date: Sep 23, 2014Everybody paddles at the same time, in the same direction, toward the same goal.
Drawing on his extensive background as a lawyer and the head of a larg…more[close] Everybody paddles at the same time, in the same direction, toward the same goal.View Details »
Drawing on his extensive background as a lawyer and the head of a large New York social service agency, management guru Charles A. Archer has created a completely fresh blueprint for building office teamwork and camaraderie. Used by companies in the United States and abroad, his comprehensive program, Everybody Paddles, is a management model focused on reaching strategic alignment and accelerating change through respect and collaboration.
The Everybody Paddles principles provide an outline for successfully building company consensus and developing effective behavioral dynamics within an organization. Additionally, the principles are important problem-solving tools that provide techniques for solving interpersonal issues within an organization and how to remedy nonproductive dysfunctional patterns.
You'll learn how to put the right metrics in place, enabling teams to translate operational outcome into business solutions. Each foundation builder outlined in the book--partnerships, associations, collaborations, and teamwork--teaches facilitation skills aimed at helping you increase values, services, experience, engagement, and feedback. Whether the CEO of as global company or the head of a nonprofit, Everybody Paddles provides the insight and guidelines leaders need to unify their team. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 18 - Oct 03, 201415 copies available, 177 people requestingCountries available: US
A Princess by Christmas
by Jennifer Faye (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 01, 2014Autographed Copies + swag
There are times when an ordinary life can become extraordinary. When in the beat of a lonely heart events can unfold in ways…more[close] Autographed Copies + swagView Details »
There are times when an ordinary life can become extraordinary. When in the beat of a lonely heart events can unfold in ways we never could have imagined in our wildest dreams.
It is during one ordinary snowy day that Reese Harding is struggling to find her Christmas spirit. Holidays of years gone by have left a bitter taste in her mouth. And then in a heartbeat she finds the most handsome stranger standing in her way. He just happens to be an honest-to-goodness prince—but that’s not for her to know just yet…
Prince Alexandro Castanavo of the Mirraccino Islands is on a mission and in order to protect his family, he must keep his true identity a secret—even from the beautiful innkeeper. He’s a man who has known loss and has pledged his life to protecting his family at all costs. But now there’s a wrinkle in his plans…
Once in a while there are stories that come along and touch your heart more than others. This is one of those stories for me. I really hope you enjoy reading this Christmas tale of love and hope as much as I enjoyed writing it. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 18 - Oct 03, 201410 copies available, 334 people requestingCountries available: US
The Girl Who Left You: After Hours Poetry
by Amber Decker (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 10, 2014The poems in Amber Decker’s "The Girl Who Left You" deliver love and lust on the spot, demanding us to immediately pull over to the side of the road a…more[close] The poems in Amber Decker’s "The Girl Who Left You" deliver love and lust on the spot, demanding us to immediately pull over to the side of the road and catch our breath. They are moving, visceral snapshots of a poet’s life when she bares all and declares: “that next morning / we wore our bruises / proud as prizefighters.” When Amber brings us storms over her landscape, we shake deep inside. When she seduces us, we fall for it. And when she leaves us for good, we never forget it, just like her poems. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Sep 18 - Oct 03, 20141 copy available, 126 people requestingCountries available: US
Age, Sex, Location
by Melissa Pimentel
Release date: Jan 29, 2014A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is Bridget Jones's Diary for HBO's Girls generation
An American living…more[close] A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is Bridget Jones's Diary for HBO's Girls generationView Details »
An American living in London, Lauren is intelligent, beautiful and loves to party. So why can't she convince a man she isn't after something more serious than scrambled eggs and goodbye in the morning?
Determined to snare some regular male affection, she embarks on a project: each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide - from refusing to pay the bill to chatting up every man in her path - and will switch seamlessly to the next book at the end of each month.
Lauren's love life is about to get scientific . . .
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 18 - Oct 03, 201410 copies available, 83 people requestingCountries available: GB
The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
by Adam Tooze
Release date: Nov 13, 2014EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY (No PO Boxes, please)
In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around…more[close] EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY (No PO Boxes, please)View Details »
In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrial order.
A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power.
Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America’s centrality—including the slide into fascism—The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 19 - Oct 03, 201410 copies available, 362 people requestingCountries available: US
Carmine's Celebrates: Classic Italian Recipes for Everyday Feasts
by Glenn Rolnick, Chris Peterson
Carmine’s is founded on the twin concepts of deliciousness and abbondanza. In their wildly popular Times Square flagship location and their other rest…more[close] Carmine’s is founded on the twin concepts of deliciousness and abbondanza. In their wildly popular Times Square flagship location and their other restaurants in New York City, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, and Paradise Island, Bahamas, the tables are filled with giant platters of pasta, steaks, chicken, vegetables and more. And every single diner has a smile on his face. Now that concept comes home from the masters. In Carmine’s Celebrates, home cooks will learn how to make one hundred eighty dishes in happy-making quantities. Nothing is difficult to make, serve or store.View Details »
—Crostini with Cannellini Bean Dip
—Sea Scallops Wrapped in Pancetta
—Mussels Fra Diavolo
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 19 - Oct 03, 201425 copies available, 678 people requestingCountries available: US
Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations
by Nevin Martell (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 24, 2014Fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, getting stoned at Fijian kava ceremonies, and witnessing the ancient ritual of land diving on Pentecost Island is…more[close] Fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, getting stoned at Fijian kava ceremonies, and witnessing the ancient ritual of land diving on Pentecost Island is the stuff of National Geographic cover stories – and Nevin Martell’s childhood vacations. His family’s globetrotting took them from the South Pacific to South America and many points nowhere in-between.View Details »
Though their lifestyle choices were eccentric, the locations they visited exotic, and the people they met extraordinary, these escapades are firmly grounded in the trials, tribulations, and tribal rivalries that plague all families. "Freak Show Without a Tent" is a grandly hilarious memoir-misadventure that is equal parts "National Lampoon’s Vacation," "Romancing the Stone" and "Crocodile Dundee."
Woven seamlessly into the stories of exploring the far side of the far side, near death experiences and gastronomical catastrophes is the story of a young boy coming of age, the evolving relationship between a father and son, and a family discovering its own boundaries. With the honesty and innocence that can only come through the eyes of youth, Martell reveals the symbiosis of interdependence and independence that exist deep within both rainforests and families.
To paraphrase a family motto: buy the ticket, take the ride, and hope you survive, so that you can tell your therapist all about it. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 19 - Oct 03, 20142 copies available, 246 people requestingCountries available: US
Rewind to You
by Laura Johnston (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 15, 2015“A rapturous, beautiful debut with a romance that seeps into you like a sizzling Georgia summer.” —Amber Hart, author of Before You
Wish You Were Here
O…more[close] “A rapturous, beautiful debut with a romance that seeps into you like a sizzling Georgia summer.” —Amber Hart, author of Before YouView Details »
Wish You Were Here
One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.
But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street.
When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…
“A fabulous, fresh new voice in YA.” —Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton
“Laura Johnston scores a touchdown with this coming-of-age love story.” —Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper’s Saga
“This poignant, sweet romance gripped my heart from beginning to end.” —Jennette Green, author of The Commander’s Desire
[close]Giveaway dates: Sep 19 - Oct 03, 20145 copies available, 317 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Cora Reilly (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 22, 2014Living in a dank one room apartment and working as a waitress in a shabby bar, Nora didn’t think her life could get any worse. But that’s before sexy-…more[close] Living in a dank one room apartment and working as a waitress in a shabby bar, Nora didn’t think her life could get any worse. But that’s before sexy-as-hell Adrian Black moves into the apartment across from her bedroom window and she’s caught spying on him having sex. Now he has set his eyes on her.View Details »
Not falling prey to his panty-dropping smiles proves to be a challenge Nora isn’t sure she’s ready for – especially since the most action she ever had are the butt slaps from leery customers at work.
An encounter with Adrian involving a healthy dose of pent-up tension and too much alcohol leads to an awkward night that none of them will likely forget. But it’s only the beginning...
Filthy (Fierce, #3)
by Clarissa Wild (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 07, 2014I'm giving away 1 copy of the New Adult Romance FILTHY. This is a novella in the Fierce Series.
Adult language and situations. 18+ only.
Tak…more[close] I'm giving away 1 copy of the New Adult Romance FILTHY. This is a novella in the Fierce Series.View Details »
Adult language and situations. 18+ only.
Take what you want. Claim it. Own it. Never let go.
Playboy Jaret Paxon has no pride. He’s filthy as fuck, and he doesn’t care. He’s got it all… Expensive cars, a luxurious home, and a killer smile. Flirting with girls at local clubs, his money gets him whatever he desires. Tight pussy around hungry cock. Night after night. Life is good.
Except it’s all a lie.
Wealth. Love. A family. Education. None of it is real. Jaret’s life is broken. Fucking makes him forget.
Until Lin, the only girl who understood him, stumbles back into his life. One kiss rekindles the sparks from long ago. Jaret wants her back, but he’s not the only one who screwed up. Dating the wrong guy got Lin into trouble. Now that Jaret’s in the middle, someone’s out for blood.
Lies turn into shame. Shame becomes pride. And when Jaret’s proud of something, he won’t let go without a fight.
Filthy is a novella in the Fierce series, featuring Jaret's story. Stand Alone. No Cliffhanger. Complete at 16500 Words. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 19 - Oct 03, 20141 copy available, 227 people requestingCountries available: US
Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies, and the Twelve Best Days of My Life
by Edward Burns, Todd Gold (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 06, 2015An entertaining and inspirational memoir by one of the most prominent practitioners and evangelists of independent filmmaking, and the acclaimed write…more[close] An entertaining and inspirational memoir by one of the most prominent practitioners and evangelists of independent filmmaking, and the acclaimed writer, director, and actor (Saving Private Ryan, Friends with Kids, Entourage) whose first film—The Brothers McMullen—has become an indie classic.View Details »
At the age of twenty-five, Ed Burns directed and produced his first film on a tiny $25,000 budget. The Brothers McMullen went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995, and established the working-class Irish American filmmaker as a talent to watch. In the twenty years since, Burns has made ten more films (She’s the One, Sidewalks of New York, and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas), while also acting in big budget Hollywood movies (Saving Private Ryan), hit television shows (Entourage and Mob City), and pioneering a new distribution network for indie filmmakers online and with TV’s On Demand service (“why open a film in twenty art houses when you can open in twenty million homes?”).
Inspired by Burns’s uncompromising success both behind and in front of the camera, students and aspiring filmmakers are always asking Burns for advice. In Independent Ed, Burns shares the story of his two remarkable decades in a fickle business where heat and box office receipts are often all that matter. He recounts stories of the lengths he has gone to to secure financing for his films, starting with The Brothers McMullen (he told his father: “Shooting was the twelve best days of my life”). How he found stars on their way up—including Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz—to work in his films, and how he’s adhered religiously to the dictum of writing what you know, working as if he was just starting out, and always “looking for the next twelve best days of my life.”
Chronicling the struggles and the long hours as well as the heady moments when months of planning and writing come to fruition, Independent Ed is a must-read for movie fans, film students, and everyone who loves a gripping tale about what it takes to forge your own path in work and life. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 20 - Oct 03, 201450 copies available, 292 people requestingCountries available: US
The Stolen Girl (The Veil and the Crown, #1)
by Zia Wesley (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 25, 2014To celebrate the success of my first Goodreads Giveaway for my historical fiction novel, The French Sultana, I am giving away 3 autographed copies of…more[close] To celebrate the success of my first Goodreads Giveaway for my historical fiction novel, The French Sultana, I am giving away 3 autographed copies of Book 1 of the Veil and the Crown series, The Stolen Girl.View Details »
About The Stolen Girl – Book 1 in the Veil and the Crown Series:
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the harem of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, hundreds of women spent the long, lonely evenings reclining on silk pillows, smoking opium, eating gold-dipped almonds and entertaining themselves with stories. Their favorite stories were always about the women who had left their marks behind the guarded walls – the ones who had a lasting effect on the monarchy. But those whose legends reached out beyond the harem, became revered. One such story stood above them all; the little French convent girl abducted by pirates, who became the power behind the thrones of three Sultans and changed the Ottoman Empire forever.
The legend of Aimée Dubucq de Rivery, has survived on three continents for more than two hundred years. The Stolen Girl tells the first part of her extraordinary story, her adolescence on the Caribbean island of Martinique, and her voyage to Paris where her hopes of finding a husband are shattered. Resigned to live as an old maid at the ripe age of eighteen, she decides to become a nun and sets sail to visit her relatives on Martinique one last time. On the journey, she meets and falls in love with a dashing young Scotsman. But fate had other plans for Aimée, ones that were foretold by an African Obeah woman when she was fourteen years old.
Her closest friend and cousin, Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, also born in 1763 on Martinique, leaves the island for Paris one year after Aimée to marry a dashing young aristocrat, Alexander de Beauharnais. Married life proves to be a great disappointment, and none of her dreams come true until the French revolution changes everything.
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Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy, #1)
by Claudette Melanson (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 18, 2014CHOSEN AS ONE OF 400 FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD FOR 2014!!!
ARE YOU A FAN OF VAMPIRE ACADEMY, VAMPIRE DIARIES OR TWILI…more[close] CHOSEN AS ONE OF 400 FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD FOR 2014!!!View Details »
ARE YOU A FAN OF VAMPIRE ACADEMY, VAMPIRE DIARIES OR TWILIGHT?
Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night
Could Maura's life get any worse? ...turns out it most certainly can.
Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.
Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?
When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.
If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother's lies—become obstacles in Maura's desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover. [close]
The Counterfeit Lady (The Victorian Bookshop Mystery, #2)
by Kate Parker (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 05, 20146 autographed copies of The Counterfeit Lady, second in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series.
When Kenneth Gattenger unlocked the door of his study, h…more[close] 6 autographed copies of The Counterfeit Lady, second in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series.View Details »
When Kenneth Gattenger unlocked the door of his study, his wife lay dead and the plans of the newest British warship had disappeared. Did the plans burn in the fireplace or leave with a burglar only Gattenger has seen? The police arrest Gattenger for murder and treason, but the Duke of Blackford calls in Georgia and the Archivist Society to prove his guilt or innocence. If Gattenger is telling the truth, a power wrestling with Britain for superiority on the seas might be behind this threat. The duke calls on Georgia to play his paramour in an attempt to follow a cunning spy and catch a killer. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 03, 20146 copies available, 407 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Forget You (A Coldcreek Novel #4)
by Jennifer Snyder (Goodreads Author)
(Fourth novel in the Coldcreek Companion Series.Can be read as a standalone.)
Eva Bennett might be known for her candid approach and sharp tongue, but…more[close] (Fourth novel in the Coldcreek Companion Series.Can be read as a standalone.)View Details »
Eva Bennett might be known for her candid approach and sharp tongue, but on the inside she’s still a vulnerable twenty-four year old who’s sick of kissing toads and being habitually single.
Full of comical one-liners and wielding a charming smile, Sawyer Keeton is more than meets the eye. After the news of his brother’s tragic death, however, Sawyer is pulled into a place filled with crippling emotions and pain—a place no one can seem to reach him…until the moment Eva steps into his life.
A twist of fate will bring them together and then tear them apart, forcing the two to learn there are people in life whom you cherish and pray will never forget you. [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 03, 20142 copies available, 150 people requestingCountries available: US
An Angel Healed (The Cavelli Angel Saga, #2)
by Annalisa Russo (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 03, 2014One reader will receive two signed books!
Book Two of The Cavelli Angel Saga, An Angel Healed, will be released October 3, 2014. One reader will recei…more[close] One reader will receive two signed books!View Details »
Book Two of The Cavelli Angel Saga, An Angel Healed, will be released October 3, 2014. One reader will receive a signed copy along with a signed copy of Book One, An Angel's Redemption! [close]Giveaway dates: Sep 22 - Oct 03, 20141 copy available, 106 people requestingCountries available: US
The Pitman's Daughter
by Marjorie DeLuca (Goodreads Author)
Rita Hawkins fought all her life to escape from Crag Street, the grimy street of colliery houses where gossip reigned, tuberculosis killed, and mining…more[close] Rita Hawkins fought all her life to escape from Crag Street, the grimy street of colliery houses where gossip reigned, tuberculosis killed, and mining families slaved to make ends meet. There she met George, the last surviving son of a poor mining family forced against his wishes to start work as a miner. Her life becomes inextricably tied up with his but love eludes them, though events in their lives constantly throw them together. George the high-minded idealist gets caught up with the miner’s union, while cold, hard cash drives Rita, the pragmatist, towards independence and success in business. Their relationship is complicated by the tragic Maggie, abused mother of seven children and Ella, the childless street gossip with her nose in everyone’s business.View Details »
Years later, when Crag Street is torn down and rebuilt in a museum, Rita receives an invitation from George to attend the Grand Opening. The visit forces her to face painful memories about George, Maggie and Ella and to revisit the tragic incidents of the last days she spent on Crag Street.
A vivid tale of love and loss, joy and tragedy, The Pitman’s Daughter spans five decades and portrays the colorful tapestry of life in a Durham colliery village. Filled with unforgettable characters it is also a story of ambition and identity that shows no matter how hard we try, we can’t escape our past since it shapes us into the person we become. [close]
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