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by Michelle Knudsen (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 09, 2014He's young. He's hot. He's also evil. He's . . . the librarian. #EvilLibrarian
When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for…more[close] He's young. He's hot. He's also evil. He's . . . the librarian. #EvilLibrarianView Details »
When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Maybe it's the creepy look in the librarian's eyes, or the weird feeling Cyn gets whenever she's around him. Before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact . . . a demon. Now, in addition to saving the school musical from technical disaster and trying not to make a fool of herself with her own hopeless crush, Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body! From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen, here is the perfect novel for teens who like their horror served up with a bit of romance, plenty of humor, and some pretty hot guys (of both the good and evil variety). [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201415 copies available, 1499 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up
by Cathy LaGrow (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2014An unforgettable true story that will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, and in the power of prayer.
In 1928, 16-year-old…more[close] An unforgettable true story that will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, and in the power of prayer.View Details »
In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl—who still thought the stork brought babies—was pregnant. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and given up for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to get news of her daughter; she kept loving and praying for her, even though she never dared believe they would meet again. Until nearly eighty years later, when Minka whispered her secret, impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won’t bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay eyes on her. Unbeknownst to Minka, that very same day, a judge was releasing the sealed adoption records to her 77-year-old daughter. And soon, Minka’s phone would ring. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka’s granddaughter), The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century to tell a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets. - See more at: http://www.tyndale.com/The-Waiting/97... [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20145 copies available, 507 people requestingCountries available: US
The Year After
by Adrianne Noel (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 18, 2014Three lucky readers will receive a free, autographed copy of "The Year After."
Enter to win between July 1st and July 31st!
The Year After
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The Year After
After her overbearing mother’s sudden death, young English professor Maddie finds her world turned upside down when she leaves New York City for her family’s home in the Colorado mountains. She plans to stay only a few weeks, but, then again, she never expects to find her father posting his profile on singles websites or her sister planning a wedding worthy of a bridal magazine. When a childhood friend shows up to her boozy thirtieth birthday party and looks at her in a way he never did in high school, Maddie jumps at the chance for a love of her own. But when her new boyfriend turns into a rogue worthy of a Victorian novel, Maddie finds consolation in her friendship with the maverick sculptor Jackson. She determines not to fall for him, even though her eccentric aunts remind her that she’s the only one not getting married. As Maddie adopts the unlikely role of maid-of-honor to both her sister and soon-to-be stepmother, she discovers that she still lives under her mother’s shadow. Only by confronting the past and her mother’s memory can she embrace love and the family she’s always wanted. [close]
The Crimson Purpose: The Calling of Casey Evand
by Kelly L. Ward (Goodreads Author)
A finalist in the Chanticleer Award for Best In Young Adult Fiction, "The Crimson Purpose" is the first installment of the series entitled, "The Calli…more[close] A finalist in the Chanticleer Award for Best In Young Adult Fiction, "The Crimson Purpose" is the first installment of the series entitled, "The Calling Of Casey Evand." It's about a young woman who finds herself in an increasingly abusive relationship. Casey soon learns that her scholarship to a distant Ivy-League college may be more than a mere blessing. It may be the beginning of her deliverance.View Details »
A young woman of faith, Casey must learn to relinquish her own finite ideas regarding her life and instead focus on God's leading.
The story is a contemporary look at God's sovereignty and faithfulness, even when His children struggle and so often fail in response to circumstances. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20145 copies available, 378 people requestingCountries available: US
True Blue Cowboy
by Marin Thomas (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 01, 2014True Blue Cowboy is book #5 in The Cash Brothers series and is the story of Merle Haggard Cash or "Mack"!
**Marin Thomas's newest series for Harlequin…more[close] True Blue Cowboy is book #5 in The Cash Brothers series and is the story of Merle Haggard Cash or "Mack"!View Details »
**Marin Thomas's newest series for Harlequin American Romancefeatures six brothers all named after country-western legends by their eccentric
mother, whose lifelong search for a soulmate resulted in each of her sons
being fathered by a different man.
Back Cover Blurb:
He Never Expected To See Her Again!
When Mack Cash's mysterious one-night stand shows up at the dude ranch where he works, he is stunned. And just as he suspected during their night together, Beth Richards is no buckle bunny, despite the getup she was wearing. Instead, she's just the kind of woman he's looking for—sexy, sure, but also down-home and whip-smart.
Mack's obvious attraction is just the boost Beth was looking for after a hurtful divorce. She loves the way he looks at her—and sees her. Except for one thing. He wants a family, and Beth can only disappoint him. She's already failed at love once and she can't go through it again. That's why she has to let Mack go....
Check out the previous books in the series, giveaways and contests at https://www.facebook.com/TheCashBrothers
[close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20141 copy available, 389 people requestingCountries available: US
Red Stick One
by Kenneth Kirkeby (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 02, 2014When senior wildlife officer, Tom Jay Harding, is murdered in the field, the half-Indian boy he raised, now grown and also a wildlife officer, takes o…more[close] When senior wildlife officer, Tom Jay Harding, is murdered in the field, the half-Indian boy he raised, now grown and also a wildlife officer, takes of his badge to embark on a cross-country search for the killer. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201420 copies available, 365 people requestingCountries available: US
A Tale Of Two Sisters (The Long-Timer Chronicles: Book 1)
by G.M. Lupo (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jul 01, 2014A paperback copy of my novel, The Long-Timer Chronicles: A Tale of Two Sisters, released in January, 2012, but recently updated and issued in Kindle f…more[close] A paperback copy of my novel, The Long-Timer Chronicles: A Tale of Two Sisters, released in January, 2012, but recently updated and issued in Kindle format, as well as print format. Below is the description from the back of the book.View Details »
For most people, being brutally murdered is the end of the story but for Victoria Wells, it's only the beginning. Follow along as Victoria goes from being a prostitute in the East End of London in 1888 to a wealthy philanthropist in current-day New York and meet Victoria's sister, Allison, a renowned clothing designer. Both are long-timers, people with an unusually long life-span. Their adventures take them across two centuries and numerous relationships and they're only getting started. [close]
Cast in Flame (Chronicles of Elantra, #10)
by Michelle Sagara
Release date: Aug 26, 2014Enter to win 1 of 10 Finished Copies of the book!
Any day that starts with dragon arguments is going to be bad...
Kaylin returned from the West March i…more[close] Enter to win 1 of 10 Finished Copies of the book!View Details »
Any day that starts with dragon arguments is going to be bad...
Kaylin returned from the West March in one piece. Now that piece is fraying. She's not at home in the Imperial Palace—and she never intends to be. All she wants is normal garden-variety criminals and a place of her own. Of course, normal in her new life involves a dragon as a roommate, but she can handle that.
She can't as easily handle the new residents to the city she polices, because one of them is Nightshade's younger brother. On a night when she should be talking to landlords in perfectly normal buildings, she's called to the fief—by Teela. A small family disagreement has become a large, complicated problem: Castle Nightshade's latent magic is waking.
And it's not the only thing. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201410 copies available, 735 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Harbor Island (Sharpe & Donovan, #4)
by Carla Neggers (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 26, 2014Enter to win 1 of 20 Advanced Reader Copies of the book!
In this vivid and suspenseful addition to her widely acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series, Ne…more[close] Enter to win 1 of 20 Advanced Reader Copies of the book!View Details »
In this vivid and suspenseful addition to her widely acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series, New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers takes readers on a heart-stopping journey from Boston to Ireland to the rocky coast of Maine...
Emma Sharpe, former nun and granddaughter of world-renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, is a handpicked member of a small Boston-based FBI team. For the past decade Emma and her grandfather have been trailing an elusive serial art thief. The first heist was in Ireland, where an ancient Celtic cross was stolen. Now the Sharpes receive a replica of the cross after every new theft—reminding them of their continued failure to capture their prey.
When Emma receives a message that leads her to the body of a woman on a frozen island in Boston Harbor, she finds the victim holding a small, cross-inscribed stone—one she recognizes all too well. Emma's fiancé, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, is troubled that she's gone off to the island alone, especially given the deadly turn the thief has taken. But as they dig deeper they are certain there is more to this murder than meets the eye.
As the danger escalates, Emma and Colin must also face do-or-die questions about their relationship. While there's no doubt they are in love, can they give their hearts and souls to their work and have anything left for each other? There's one thing Emma and Colin definitely agree on: before they can focus on their future, they must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they've ever encountered. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201420 copies available, 1261 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Danger at the Border
by Terri Reed (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 26, 2014Enter to win 1 of 15 Finished Copies of the book!
When a mysterious toxin threatens lives and livelihoods near the border between the U…more[close] Enter to win 1 of 15 Finished Copies of the book!View Details »
When a mysterious toxin threatens lives and livelihoods near the border between the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Tessa Cleary is called to trace the source. But when the no-nonsense doctor is forced to work with border patrol agent Jeff Steele, she finds the lone wolf's dedication to his job--and country--chipping away at the walls around her heart. Just as Tessa and Jeff are about to uncover the toxin's deadly source, armed thugs kidnap them in the forest. Now they must trust each other to survive before time runs out for everyone.
Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the U.S.-Canadian border safe [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201415 copies available, 577 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Mirabella & The Faded Phantom
by Sharon Skinner (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 01, 2014Brick Cave Books would like to give away 5 copies of Mirabella and the Faded Phantom, the new middle grade paranormal from author Sharon Skinner (The…more[close] Brick Cave Books would like to give away 5 copies of Mirabella and the Faded Phantom, the new middle grade paranormal from author Sharon Skinner (The Healer's Legacy, The Nelig Stones).View Details »
When twelve-year old Mirabella and her mother move into Great Aunt Clovinia’s old house, Mirabella discovers they aren’t the only ones living there. A mysterious faded specter haunts the place.
When the house is scheduled for demolition, Mirabella must unravel the mystery of the ghost’s identity, and free it from the old house before it’s too late. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20145 copies available, 158 people requestingCountries available: GB
Happy Pants - Why is Mummy so sad?
by Heather Gallagher (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2014When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles, go out for baby cinos and have lots and lots of cuddles. But when she comes home with baby Darc…more[close] When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles, go out for baby cinos and have lots and lots of cuddles. But when she comes home with baby Darcy, her happy pants stay in her wardrobe...View Details »
"Postnatal Depression effects 1 in 7 women. Happy Pants is a heartfelt way to help older children know that their mum's postnatal depression is not because of them, that dads are loving and caring, families can support each other and that mum will get better with help." - Belinda Horton, Chief Executive Officer, PANDA (Post & Antenatal Depression Association)
"With PND still often hidden or not spoken about, this book offers the opportunity to begin the conversation." - Dr Nicole Highet, Executive Director, COPE (Centre of Perinatal Excellence)
[close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20143 copies available, 35 people requestingCountries available: AU
by JoAnne Keltner (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 24, 2014Abby had the perfect suburban life: shopping sprees at the mall, a pool in her backyard, a dream bedroom, a best friend… That is, until her family mov…more[close] Abby had the perfect suburban life: shopping sprees at the mall, a pool in her backyard, a dream bedroom, a best friend… That is, until her family moved to the backwoods of Wisconsin.View Details »
Abby plans to prove this backwoods dump is no place for a thirteen-year-old. So when her parents hire a carpenter and his son, Greg, she hangs out with the older boy to make her parents worry. But Greg turns out to be a total creep, and although Abby tells him she doesn’t like him, he continues to make her life miserable, watching her, trying to get close to her, threatening her.
What’s creepier is the mysterious brown-haired girl that keeps appearing and disappearing without saying a word. When Abby finds the girl's old diary in the outbuilding, she learns that they share a common enemy, Greg.
Will they share the same fate too? [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201410 copies available, 552 people requestingCountries available: US
How Still My Love: A Contemporary Romance
by Diane Marina (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 28, 2014Beth Anders is just fine with her single life. Why mess with the heart when it isn't broken? Being alone means never dealing with hurtful ex-girlfrien…more[close] Beth Anders is just fine with her single life. Why mess with the heart when it isn't broken? Being alone means never dealing with hurtful ex-girlfriends, or parents who have shunned her for being gay. Being alone has its perks - she's just fine on her own. Or so she thinks until the young, vivacious and sexy Toni Vincent enters her life. In one moment, Toni quickly unlocks Beth’s heart and the two women plan a future together.View Details »
But when Beth learns that Toni may not want the same type of happy ending she had in mind, fate steps in yet again to steal her happily-ever-after. Toni wants things that Beth might not be able to provide. When an interested new woman steps into the picture, chaos erupts.
Can Beth fix things before it’s too late, or will she lose Toni forever? Travel with Beth on this funny and heartbreaking journey to true love. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20145 copies available, 229 people requestingCountries available: US
Polarity (The Tempie Rosenthal Series #2)
by Trista M. Borgwardt (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 25, 2014Recovering from the devastating discovery of the love of her life's true nature, Tempie feels lost and alone. Visiting her friends in Hawaii help her…more[close] Recovering from the devastating discovery of the love of her life's true nature, Tempie feels lost and alone. Visiting her friends in Hawaii help her to gain perspective and make new discoveries into the exclusive world around her.View Details »
After reconciling friendships, Tempie befriends a newcomer and realizes that she is not alone in this crazy world. As their friendship grows, a special bond develops leaving her blinded to the truth around her.
Unbeknownst to Tempie, a new and uniquely terrifying danger is lurking too close to home. When the murders begin, she knows she will be forever stuck in this supernatural world. If she makes it through this alive that is.... [close]
A Heart to Heal
by Allie Pleiter (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 01, 2014Book Four in the popular Gordon Falls Series. Rated 4 1/2 stars and a TOP PICK from RT Magazine!
The Courage To Hope
Guidance counselor Heather Browning…more[close] Book Four in the popular Gordon Falls Series. Rated 4 1/2 stars and a TOP PICK from RT Magazine!View Details »
The Courage To Hope
Guidance counselor Heather Browning is desperate. She needs a mentor to help Simon, a disabled student who is struggling at Gordon Falls High School. Unfortunately, hotshot Max Jones is her only option. Confrontational and cavalier, Max uses his flashy persona to hide the bitterness he's felt since his life-changing accident. Perpetually cautious, Heather finds Max's bad-boy bravado as intriguing as it is infuriating. But as Heather and Max work together to build Simon's self-confidence, they begin to trust each other. Max has never been slow and careful with anything. Can he be gentle with Heather's heart?
Gordon Falls: Hearts ablaze in a small town. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20143 copies available, 463 people requestingCountries available: US
The Adventures of Zach & Zoey
by Sig (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 30, 2014The ideal summer vacation companion, "The Adventures of Zach & Zoey" is a charming and educational early foreign-language reader by first-time chi…more[close] The ideal summer vacation companion, "The Adventures of Zach & Zoey" is a charming and educational early foreign-language reader by first-time children's author Sig.View Details »
"The Adventures of Zach & Zoey" has two stories in one book, the main story: HELLO WORLD! takes children (and adults) on a vibrant voyage of discovery following the journeys of Zach, Zoey and their dog Pilot as they circumnavigate the globe in a hot-air balloon, making new friends while learning to say hello, goodbye, thank you, you're welcome and please in 21 languages. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201410 copies available, 387 people requestingCountries available: US
Finally My Ambulance
by Joseph Smith (Goodreads Author)
Signed Vintage Paperback Copy
From the author of The Wolf and Taurus comes a work of intense power and poignancy: thirteen stories interconnected in th…more[close] Signed Vintage Paperback CopyView Details »
From the author of The Wolf and Taurus comes a work of intense power and poignancy: thirteen stories interconnected in theme and tone, tales fierce in directness and purpose, laced with playful cruelty, provocation, and ultimately the possibility of compassion.
With his first two books Joseph Smith showed himself to be a writer of astonishing originality. Now he has written another unique work, emerging hungrily from the darker woods of contemporary fiction.
Visit www.josephsmithauthor.com for more information on this unique book, and other works by Joseph Smith. [close]
Emerson's Attic: Smoke and Mirrors (Attic, #2)
by Kathleen Andrews Davis (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 21, 2014
As Gotas de um Beijo
by Carina Rosa (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 01, 2014Desde que o seu casamento de vinte anos terminou, David é um homem solitário. É no stand de automóveis que dirige que afoga as memórias do passado e a…more[close] Desde que o seu casamento de vinte anos terminou, David é um homem solitário. É no stand de automóveis que dirige que afoga as memórias do passado e a solidão do presente. Afastado de casa e dos filhos, é obrigado a gerir sozinho as acções e as escolhas que fez ao longo da vida, nas quais Diana, uma amiga de infância que considera irmã, tem um papel fundamental. Diana é o seu porto de abrigo e o seu braço direito, mas foi mais do que isso durante o seu casamento agora destruído.View Details »
A afinidade entre David e Diana, também divorciada, é quebrada pela chegada de uma mulher ruiva que revela muito pouco de si própria. Laura é atraente e misteriosa, e a atracção entre si e David é mútua e intensa. Será ela a mulher doce e simples que aparenta ser? Entre a joalharia e o stand, passa a alternar-se a languidez dos dias com a turbulência das noites e David acaba por se embrenhar num mundo perigoso de segredos, mentiras e traições. Dividido entre duas mulheres, estará David a encaminhar-se para o fundo do abismo? [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201410 copies available, 114 people requestingCountries available: PT
by Kate Squires (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 02, 2014I have five copies of my latest novel, That Kiss, to giveaway! (one per winner) To read the first chapter, go to my website: www.KateSquiresAuthor.com…more[close] I have five copies of my latest novel, That Kiss, to giveaway! (one per winner) To read the first chapter, go to my website: www.KateSquiresAuthor.comView Details »
The road to love is never easy in Kate Squires’s delightful new novel, That Kiss.
Chloe Shepherd and Matt Masen have been best friends since they were kids. But when they share a passionate kiss after a high school graduation party, neither know exactly how to react.
Five years later, Chloe is just launching a successful career as a Broadway dancer when Matt gets a job at the exact same theatre!
Despite having not seen each other since that fateful night so many years ago, their spark is immediate—and overwhelming.
Incredibly naïve, Chloe is still unsure of Matt’s feelings for her. Any attempts to fight her growing attraction are immediately put to rest after a passionate confession leaves them both head-over-heels.
But soon obstacles threaten the happy couple in the form of Matt’s vengeful ex-girlfriend and an eager outsider who wants nothing more than to make Chloe forget all about Matt.
Can Matt and Chloe wade through the lies and find their way back to each other? Or is their relationship over before it can even begin?
Reviews from Amazon.com:
"I absolutely loved this book! Sometimes a good love story is all you need and Chloe and Matt's story definitely hit the spot! It was so good, I read it in just a few hours. I definitely recommend reading this book." -William R.
"I was unable to put this book down! Kate Squires does an amazing job grabbing the readers attention at the beginning of the book and keeps you engaged till the very end! As I read I became more and more interested and involved with the characters. I cannot wait for the sequel to "That Kiss" so I can continue reading all about Chloe and Matt!" -Maggie
"You won't be able to put "That Kiss" down! This book is a fun, relaxing read for ladies of all ages. Kate Squires offers a rich description of the characters and settings, and she makes it easy for the reader to feel captivated by the plot. I'm already looking forward to the sequel, "That Promise"!" -Karen
"This book appeared on my Facebook feed and it was only 99c! I read the synopsis and it sounded like just the book I was in the mood for. Also, I absolutely LOVE the cover! I stopped what I was reading, and jumped right into That Kiss! And I wasn't disappointed.
That Kiss is about first love. A love so strong that you never forget it, or get over it. A love that can stand the test of time, and all obstacles thrown in it's path. A love that years later finds it's way back to you.
The story itself was fantastic. I found myself reading at every opportunity I could. It was entertaining and addictive. There was never a dull moment. Just as you are lead to believe that all is great in the world of Matt and Chloe, they are thrown an obstacle that they have to hurdle.
I adored Chloe and Matt. I easily connected with them and I felt both their joy and pain right along with them. Their chemistry was strong and tangible. I guess it has to be to overcome all that they have.
And what an epilogue! I get the impression that there is more to come in the future... I certainly hope so!" -The Reading Cow
"Loved how I was drawn into the book. I couldn't stop reading it Can't wait to read the next book!" -Theresa F.
"The author Kate Squires does a fantastic job with the book. I loved it so much I finished it in two days. She put a great spin on the story with childhood friends having THAT KISS one night, and then reconnecting five years later to start their lives together with a few bumps along the way. I can't wait for the next book That Promise!" -April V.
"I enjoyed this book immensely. Very good flow and interesting development. I am looking forward to the next one. I have a personally autographed copy which I will treasure. Thanks for writing." -Antoinette I.
City Water Light & Power
by Matt Pine (Goodreads Author)
Cairn Press is pleased to announce another giveaway. This time, we’re offering our second title (published June 2013). From the moment we first read t…more[close] Cairn Press is pleased to announce another giveaway. This time, we’re offering our second title (published June 2013). From the moment we first read the manuscript, we fell in love with Pine’s masterful prose and fluidity. We think you’ll like it too.View Details »
Matt Pine's debut novel, City Water Light & Power, follows the entwined stories of Jake and Michelle as they negotiate a changing external and internal landscape in the city of Chicago. Jake unwillingly emerges from a lost state, while Michelle must become lost before finding a sense of self. Themes of identity and renewal build in subtle crescendos of tension that rise again and again until the culminating image that transfixes these themes into a remarkable unity.
“CITY WATER LIGHT & POWER is a Chicago story, in every sense of the word. It takes cues from Nelson Algren and Saul Bellow, without the machismo of the former or the solipsism of the latter. There’s nostalgia here, and pathos, and a wry sense of humor ties it all together. An Excellent read, and a great first novel.”
—Benjamin van Loon, managing editor
and founder of Anobium Press
[close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201410 copies available, 241 people requestingCountries available: US
Snow in July
by Kim Iverson Headlee (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jul 07, 2014TEN autographed copies of SNOW IN JULY by Kim Headlee, augmented by beautiful heraldry-inspired interior art by my daughter! (I'll try to get her to a…more[close] TEN autographed copies of SNOW IN JULY by Kim Headlee, augmented by beautiful heraldry-inspired interior art by my daughter! (I'll try to get her to autograph them too, but no guarantees since she's heading off to college soon... :)View Details »
Based on the historical fact that King William the Conqueror commanded his bachelor knights to marry local Saxon noblewomen in an effort to stabilize England, SNOW IN JULY is a must read for anyone who loves a bittersweet historical romance wherein the heroine and hero face a battle unlike any other as their honor, their love, their lives, and even their very souls lie in the balance. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201410 copies available, 549 people requestingCountries available: US
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
by Jung Chang
Release date: Jul 03, 2014We have 30 paperback copies to give away
From the bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown Story
In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Cha…more[close] We have 30 paperback copies to give awayView Details »
From the bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown Story
In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
Packed with drama, fast-paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world’s population, and as a unique stateswoman.
‘Powerful’ Simon Sebag Montefiore
‘Truly authoritative’ New York Times
‘Wonderful’ Sunday Times
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize
Please rate and review. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201430 copies available, 297 people requestingCountries available: GB
Vanessa and Her Sister: A Novel
by Priya Parmar (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 13, 2015For fans of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank comes a captivating novel that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Vanessa Bell, her sister Virgi…more[close] For fans of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank comes a captivating novel that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Vanessa Bell, her sister Virginia Woolf, and the controversial and popular circle of intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group.View Details »
London 1905. The city is alight with change and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde Bloomsbury. There they bring together a glittering circle of brilliant, outrageous artistic friends who will grow into legend and come to be known as the Bloomsbury Group. And at the center of the charmed circle are the devoted, gifted sisters: Vanessa, the painter, and Virginia, the writer.
Each member of the group will go on to earn fame and success, but so far Vanessa Bell has never sold a painting. Virginia Woolf’s book review has just been turned down by The Times. Lytton Strachey has not published anything. E. M. Forster has finished his first novel but does not like the title. Leonard Woolf is still a civil servant in Ceylon, and John Maynard Keynes is looking for a job. Together, this sparkling coterie of writers and artists throw away convention and embrace the wild freedom of being young, single bohemians in London.
But the landscape shifts when Vanessa unexpectedly falls in love and her sister feels dangerously abandoned. Eerily possessive, charismatic, manipulative, and brilliant, Virginia has always lived in the shelter of Vanessa’s constant attention and encouragement. Without it, she careens toward self-destruction and madness. As tragedy and betrayal threaten to destroy the family, Vanessa must decide if it is finally time to protect her own happiness above all else.
The work of exciting young newcomer Priya Parmar, Vanessa and Her Sister exquisitely captures the champagne-heady days of prewar London and the extraordinary lives of sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201450 copies available, 1135 people requestingCountries available: US
Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)
by Joe Abercrombie
Release date: Jul 15, 2014Campbell Award nominee Joe Abercrombie has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly with his New York Times bestselling First Law trilogy. In Hal…more[close] Campbell Award nominee Joe Abercrombie has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly with his New York Times bestselling First Law trilogy. In Half a King, Prince Yarvi has long been regarded as the weakling born with one hand. But when his father is murdered and Yarvi sets out to reclaim the throne, he finds that his wits are as potent a weapon as even the sharpest sword. FantasyView Details »
“I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.”
Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand.
The deceived will become the deceiver.
Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.
The betrayed will become the betrayer.
Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.
Will the usurped become the usurper?
But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi finds that his path may end as it began—in twists, and traps, and tragedy.
“A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.”—George R. R. Martin
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How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous
by Georgia Bragg
Release date: May 06, 2014Georgia Bragg’s How They Croaked thrilled young audiences and won a Best Book of the Year selection by Bank Street. The sequel, How They Choked offers…more[close] Georgia Bragg’s How They Croaked thrilled young audiences and won a Best Book of the Year selection by Bank Street. The sequel, How They Choked offers listeners a collection of colossal blunders made by some of history’s most famous figures. Included in this informative, amusing work are eyebrow-raising missteps by people such as Queen Isabella, Magellan, and the man who commissioned the Titanic. (Nonfiction/Ages 10 and up)View Details »
Nobody’s Perfect; Get Used to It
EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES.
Sometimes epic failures even lead to super successes … Sometimes they become deep, dark secrets. But to fail is human; to laugh about it is an easy way to learn about the past. From Montezuma II’s mistaking an enemy conqueror for a god to Amelia Earhart’s “winging it” until she crashed, How They Choked knocks fourteen famous achievers off their pedestals to reveal the human side of history. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201415 copies available, 526 people requestingCountries available: US
Valda Goes Through Hel (Valda & the Valkyries, #3)
by Mark Neumayer (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 12, 2014*Signed Copy*
The young Dwarven girl Valda is finally and truly a Valkyrie. She has earned her place as a servant of the Norse gods. She is finally fre…more[close] *Signed Copy*View Details »
The young Dwarven girl Valda is finally and truly a Valkyrie. She has earned her place as a servant of the Norse gods. She is finally free to travel beyond her ancient mountain home. That's when Odin sends her on a mission that brings her straight back to her ancient mountain home. There she discovers Draugr, the zombies of the Norse world, are threatening the city. Her search for the person behind this threat takes her all the way to Hel, the land of the dead. She can at least be grateful that Loki isn't the one behind this deadly plot. Then she learns that the Trickster is the only one who can help her stop the undead threat. How can she find her biggest enemy and convince him to help her? Valda Goes Through Hel is the third book in the Valda & the Valkyries series. The ongoing story takes you on a wild ride, galloping through the people and places of Norse mythology, while throwing in plenty of twists and turns that stay true to the spirit of the sagas. The series is suitable for readers of all ages who are looking for a light-hearted, adventurous story. [close]
Always, Ian: The Discovered Journey of Ian Morrison Smith In World War II
by Pat Smith Hopper (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 08, 2014"Always, Ian" is an inimitable telling of WWII through one Father’s letters home, photographs and narrative by author Pat Smith Hopper, his loving dau…more[close] "Always, Ian" is an inimitable telling of WWII through one Father’s letters home, photographs and narrative by author Pat Smith Hopper, his loving daughter. Through 444 color pages enriched with family photographs, period military maps and ephemera, we read the war letters of soldier Ian Morrison Smith. This unique telling strays from the usual retelling of WWII battles, instead taking us inside the emotions, thoughts and hearts of soldiers in the allied forces. You'll get caught up in Ian's daily defeats and triumphs, and his longing for home. A must read for veterans, WWII enthusiasts, and anyone whose family has served in the armed forces. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 20141 copy available, 210 people requestingCountries available: US
Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films
by Howard Hughes
Release date: Jun 05, 2014Science fiction is probably the most popular box office genre in movie history and has given film goers some of their most memorable cinematic experie…more[close] Science fiction is probably the most popular box office genre in movie history and has given film goers some of their most memorable cinematic experiences. Outer Limits takes its readers on a tour of the sci-fi cinema universe in all its fantastical, celestial glory.View Details »
From Metropolis to Avatar, these milestone films are included in this illustrative Filmgoers’ Guide, and have captivated those who enjoy sci-fi since the dawn of cinema. Featuring examples of sci-fi film poster art, Outer Limits dives deep into some of the most interesting and popular movies since the establishment of the genre.
Howard Hughes tells the stories from pre-production to box office returns of The War of the Worlds, Independence Day , Tarantula, Godzilla, The Time Machine, The Thing , Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Forbidden Planet, Barbarella, Galaxy Quest, Minority Report, Planet of the Apes, Mad Max 2, Back to the Future, Alien, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Matrix, Star Trek, Apollo 13 , Blade Runner, and many more. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 31, 201420 copies available, 592 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
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