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by Eric Karell
Release date: May 06, 201410 signed copies of "Mimi" an intense erotic novel, filled with sex, sin, unforgettable characters, humor, pathos and a narrative that will keep you i…more[close] 10 signed copies of "Mimi" an intense erotic novel, filled with sex, sin, unforgettable characters, humor, pathos and a narrative that will keep you in suspense until the final sentence. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Aug 28, 201410 copies available, 272 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
The Alewife: Curse of Obsession (The Alewife, #1)
by Jason T. Graves (Goodreads Author)
The Alewife: Curse of Obsession is the first book in The Alewife series. Written in the tradition of such authors as Stephen King, HP Lovecraft, and D…more[close] The Alewife: Curse of Obsession is the first book in The Alewife series. Written in the tradition of such authors as Stephen King, HP Lovecraft, and Dean Koontz, the story combines elements of mystery, romance, and horror into a compelling narrative that will make you reconsider that swim at the beach...View Details »
Some mysteries are best left dead.
Twelve years after a personal tragedy, Doug Sandow returns to Newport Cove and the quaint Maine coast town of Bar Harbor for a romantic, week-long vacation with his wife, Jillian—a trip they hope will renew their marriage and bring about their first pregnancy. As the couple settles into their creaky, century-old hotel, their peaceful seclusion is disrupted by the appearance of the “Alewife” who had served dinner to Doug and his friend Brian the day before their fateful swim in the cove.
As Doug secretly reminisces about the events of that long-ago evening, he publicly struggles with a disturbing and persistent presence. As Jillian grapples with her own fears and concerns, another unwelcome intrusion rattles the foundations of their marriage and threatens their sanity. Whom can they trust, as events spiral out of control? The enigmatic townspeople, who seem to know more than they are willing to share? These families whose roots run deep in Bar Harbor and whose madness is the stuff of local rumor, twined with legends of a fiendish evil that rises from the sea. As the net of deception and danger cinches ever tighter, Doug and Jillian struggle to hold on to their marriage. And their lives. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Nov 15, 20145 copies available, 120 people requestingCountries available: US
A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France
by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Release date: Jan 20, 2015A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story o…more[close] A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences.View Details »
“Sometimes the stories we tell ourselves refuse to conform to what really happened. In Miranda Richmond Mouillot’s luminous and courageous exploration of the two complicated lives of her grandparents, the tragedy of the Holocaust, a crumbling house in France, and her personal search for what might be a kind of truth, A Fifty-Year Silence brings to life a singular family across generations, whose lives refuse to become a cliché. This story of love and war, written in elegant, sometimes soaring prose, grapples with life, death, and the mystery of resilience. Richmond Mouillot is a writer of extraordinary grace whose love of her subjects illuminates nearly every page.”
– Marianne Szegedy-Maszák, author of I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 20, 201420 copies available, 346 people requestingCountries available: US
Lark Rising (Guardians of Tarnec #1)
by Sandra Waugh (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 23, 2014**AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER**
"A formidable heroine" Publishers Weekly
"A beautifully realized world, a unique voice and a compelling, action-packed story.…more[close] **AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER**View Details »
"A formidable heroine" Publishers Weekly
"A beautifully realized world, a unique voice and a compelling, action-packed story. This is a striking debut..." Juliet Marillier, author of Wildwood Dancing
A shy clairvoyant is chosen to seek help for her besieged village, only to discover she is on a journey of a far greater and more dangerous purpose: to reclaim the amulet of Life, which she attempts with the help of a gnome, a white horse, and a young man whom she loves but who's fated to kill her. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 10, 20142 copies available, 400 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Mom's Island Bakens: Over 50 Altered Recipes For a Happy Gut and a Healthy Heart
by Martha Char Love (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 19, 2014There are over 50 original recipes in this cookbook and all are very delicious and healthy foods—many entire meals. The recipes that Martha Char Love…more[close] There are over 50 original recipes in this cookbook and all are very delicious and healthy foods—many entire meals. The recipes that Martha Char Love has included are from her personal collection she has created over a 40-year span of time and that she over the years refined to be healthy versions for the gut and heart, reflecting modern knowledge about excellent nutrition and well-being.View Details »
Best of all in this book, you will be given cooking tips throughout that will help you become a skilled and creative cook with gut and heart health in mind. Once you have learned these 50+ recipes, you will have not only a great daily diet, but also the ability to make up your own variations of a large selection of types of dishes and alter any recipe you find on the internet or otherwise into a healthy but very tasty version of your own that will serve your own dietary needs. "Mom's Island Bakens" is not only a recipe book, but also a course in how to cook and to alter recipes to your health specifications. Reading this book will demonstrate to you, for instance, how to take an old family recipe of your own mother's and make changes to it that render it healthier--and yet satisfy your yearning for the comfort of her cooking. Furthermore, many of those delicious looking recipes you come across while surfing the web can also be altered to a healthy version for heart and gut and the author has included some of those too in this book.
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 10, 20141 copy available, 183 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
9,000 Miles of Fatherhood
by Kirk Millson (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 08, 2014Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Aug 27, 20144 copies available, 115 people requestingCountries available: US
Making Out in Japanese: (Japanese Phrasebook)
by Todd Geers, Erika Hoburg, Elisha Geers
Release date: Sep 02, 2014Making Out in Japanese is a fun, accessible and thorough Japanese phrase book and guide to the Japanese language as it's really spoken.
Sugoku suki! Ma…more[close] Making Out in Japanese is a fun, accessible and thorough Japanese phrase book and guide to the Japanese language as it's really spoken.View Details »
Sugoku suki! Mata aeru?—(I'm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Japanese and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Japanese classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in Japan you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Aug 28, 20141 copy available, 177 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of 'The Wheel of Time'
by Robert Jordan
The #1 New York Times bestseller, available in trade paperback for the first time—featuring new cover art.
The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordan’s internat…more[close] The #1 New York Times bestseller, available in trade paperback for the first time—featuring new cover art.View Details »
The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now book number ten in the series, Crossroads of Twilight, will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from artist Greg Ruth. This stunning cover art debuted on the eBook and will now grace bookstore shelves in this handsome new edition.
Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her nor let her go, not in safety for either of them, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit.
Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul.
At Tar Valon, Egwene al'Vere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible, for unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Asha'man will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Asha'man themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower.
In Andor, Elayne Trakland fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it.
Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One's taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared-even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 17, 20144 copies available, 319 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Dancing Naked in Dixie
by Lauren Clark (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 20, 2014Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many…more[close] Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.View Details »
With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.
Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage? [close]
Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire
by Jerry D. Mathes (Goodreads Author)
AUTOGRAPHED COPY of Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire. An Amazon Top Ten book.
"This book really gets to the heart of what it is to do this jo…more[close] AUTOGRAPHED COPY of Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire. An Amazon Top Ten book.View Details »
"This book really gets to the heart of what it is to do this job and the real life cost both positive and negative to wildland firefighters. Jerry captures the moments as if you were there and his perspectives are heartfelt and real. This book is must read and it will stay with you." Carmen Thomason, Firefighter. [close]
Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Aug 27, 201410 copies available, 167 people requestingCountries available: US
by Lesa Howard (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 06, 2014Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later,…more[close] Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy’s finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she’s told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she’s willing to do to cope with it.View Details »
Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world’s stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik’s face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he’s lost. Then, from behind the curtain he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine.
Drawn in by Erik’s unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik’s declarations that he can transform her into the dancer she longs to be. But Christine’s hope of achieving her dreams may be her undoing when she learns Erik is not everything he claims. And before long, Erik’s shadowy past jeopardizes Christine’s unstable present as his obsession with her becomes hopelessly entangled with his plans for revenge.
Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD
by Timothy Denevi (Goodreads Author)
The first book of its kind, this compelling and moving memoir about what it's like to be a child with ADHD also explains the history of the diagnosis…more[close] The first book of its kind, this compelling and moving memoir about what it's like to be a child with ADHD also explains the history of the diagnosis and how we have come to medicate more than four million children today.View Details »
Among the first generation of boys prescribed medication for hyperactivity in the 1980s, Timothy Denevi took Ritalin at the age of six, and during the first week, it triggered a psychotic reaction. Doctors recommended behavior therapy, then antidepressants. Nothing worked. As Timothy's parents and doctors sought to treat his behavior, he was subjected to a liquid diet, a sleep-deprived EEG, and bizarre behavioral assessments before finding help in therapy combined with medication. In Hyper, Timothy describes how he makes his way through school, knowing he is a problem for those who love him, longing to be able to be good and fit in, hanging out with boys who have similar symptoms but meet different ends, and finally realizing he has to come to grips with his disorder before his life spins out of control.
Skillfully and seamlessly using his own experience as a springboard, Denevi also reveals the origins of ADHD, from the late nineteenth century when hyperactivity was attributed to defective moral conscience, demons, or head trauma, through the twentieth century when food additives, bad parenting, and even government conspiracies were blamed, to the most recent genetic research. He traces drug treatment from Benzedrine in 1937 through the common usage of the stupifying chlorpromazine and brand new Ritalin in the 1950s to the use of antidepressants in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
Riveting, thought-provoking, and deeply intelligent, this is a remarkable book both for its sensitive portrait of a child's experience as well as for its ability to illuminate a remarkably complex and controversial mental condition. Rick Lavoie, author of It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend, says Hyper is "a significant and singular contribution to our field." [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 01, 201415 copies available, 163 people requestingCountries available: US
The Last Sister
by Courtney McKinney-Whitaker (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Oct 15, 2014Set during the Anglo-Cherokee War (1758–1761), The Last Sister, by Courtney McKinney-Whitaker, traces a young woman's journey through grief, vengeance…more[close] Set during the Anglo-Cherokee War (1758–1761), The Last Sister, by Courtney McKinney-Whitaker, traces a young woman's journey through grief, vengeance, guilt, and love in the unpredictable world of the early American frontier. After a band of fellow settlers fakes a Cherokee raid to conceal the murder of her family, seventeen-year-old Catriona "Catie" Blair embarks on a quest to report the crime and bring the murderers to justice, while desperately seeking to regain her own sense of safety.View Details »
This journey leads Catie across rural South Carolina and through Cherokee territory—where she encounters wild animals, physical injury, privation, British and Cherokee leaders, and an unexpected romance with a young lieutenant from a Scottish Highland regiment—on her path to a new life as she strives to overcome personal tragedy.
The Anglo-Cherokee War erupted out of tensions between British American settlers and the Cherokee peoples, who had been allies during the early years of the French and Indian War. In 1759 South Carolina governor William Henry Lyttelton declared war on the Cherokee nation partly in retaliation for what he perceived as unprovoked attacks on backcountry settlements.
Catie's story challenges many common notions about early America. It also presents the Cherokee as a sovereign and powerful nation whose alliance was important to Britain and addresses the complex issues of race, class, and ethnicity that united and divided the British, the Cherokee, the Scottish highlanders, and the Scottish lowlanders, while it incorporates issues of power that led to increased violence toward women on the early American frontier. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Oct 01, 201410 copies available, 108 people requestingCountries available: US
By the Red Glare
by John Mark Sibley-Jones
Release date: Aug 30, 2014Fear and brutality grip Columbia, South Carolina, in the harsh winter of 1865 as General William Tecumseh Sherman continues his fiery march to the sea…more[close] Fear and brutality grip Columbia, South Carolina, in the harsh winter of 1865 as General William Tecumseh Sherman continues his fiery march to the sea and advances on the capital city where secession began. John Mark Sibley-Jones's By the Red Glare takes us into the lives of representative citizens—black and white, men and women, Confederates and Unionists, civilians and combatants, freed and shackled, sane and insane—on the eve of historic destruction.View Details »
The Columbia hospital is overcrowded with wounded soldiers from both sides. As word of Sherman's advance spreads, old animosities threaten an outbreak of violence in this place of healing. Less than two miles from the hospital stands the Lunatic Asylum, whose yard is occupied by more than twelve hundred federal prisoners guarded by old men and boys too young to join the Confederate army. The most violent madman in the asylum hatches an escape plan that requires the aid of prisoners who, knowing they cannot trust him, nevertheless will risk their lives to gain freedom. In the heart of the city, Confederate leaders gather around a table in the home of General James Chesnut to study a tattered map and plan a battle strategy, only to stare at one another in disbelief as the first sound of cannon fire announces the imminent arrival of Sherman's troops.
Sibley-Jones's riveting story of the collapse of the Confederacy includes a cast of memorable characters: General Wade Hampton, stoic but fierce in his rage; Mary Boykin Chesnut, brilliant but suffering from bipolar disorder, who records the events of the war with eerie devotion; Louisa Cheves McCord, who maintains that slavery is God's will and who promises to do all in her power to abet the war that took the life of her only son; a slave who vows to kill the man who beat him mercilessly at the whipping post in the town center; two sworn-enemy soldiers who must assist each other in their jaunts to the brothel district at the city's edge; and Joseph Crawford, the hospital steward troubled by his own shifting allegiances as he wonders whether these are the end of days.
Rife with literary and historical merits, By the Red Glare is published on the eve of the sesquicentennial of the burning of Columbia, as monumental an episode in Civil War history as any other in the lore-soaked South. The novel includes a foreword by historian Marion B. Lucas, author of Sherman and the Burning of Columbia. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Oct 01, 201410 copies available, 103 people requestingCountries available: US
Courage Under Fire
by Yilda B. Rivera (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 21, 2014*SIGNED COPY*
“My story is not just about cancer, but about finding faith, strength and courage in the deep waters.”—Yilda B. Rivera
Courag…more[close] *SIGNED COPY*View Details »
“My story is not just about cancer, but about finding faith, strength and courage in the deep waters.”—Yilda B. Rivera
Courage Under Fire is a compelling story of strength, courage and faith in the face of fear and adversity.
Courage Under Fire provides a road map of how to reclaim your life in the face of a life-threatening illness, with ways to cope with constant changing circumstances—from relationships with family and friends to the way you see yourself. Courage Under Fire goes well beyond the author’s personal struggle as she fights for her survival when confronted with cancer. The intensely personal story leads us from the cancer diagnosis, through the sometimes painful process of treatment and through to a surprisingly successful outcome—which doesn’t have to do with overcoming cancer, but overcoming fear and uncertainty through faith.
We all face failing health, job loss, relational issues, and other situations that are uncertain. Yilda Rivera chose to go public with her illness to inspire and encourage other people, men or women, facing any hardships in life. Yilda Rivera doesn’t take you by the hand to her darkest moments without bringing you back in hope and strengthened, and sometimes even stealing from you a laugh through hilarious moments. As she candidly says: “Yes, I refused to let the cancer take that away from me . . . the ability to laugh.”
Courage Under Fire is not only an open and honest account of someone’s life and journey through cancer; it is a compelling story of strength, courage and faith in the face of fear and adversity. This story will help readers discover the confidence they need to stand and prevail in the face of fear and hardship, and to discover that despite uncertainty and chaos, there are still choices we could make. Courage Under Fire is heartwarming, uplifting and yet astonishingly life-affirming. It will take you to the very edge.
--Winners will receive an author’s signed copy—
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 20, 201425 copies available, 70 people requestingCountries available: US
Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered
by Dianne Hales (Goodreads Author)
Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—…more[close] Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa.View Details »
A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, a blend of biography, history, and memoir, truly is a book of discovery—about the world’s most recognized face, most revered artist, and most praised and parodied painting. Who was she, this ordinary woman who rose to such extraordinary fame? Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model? What became of her? And why does her smile enchant us still?
Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542) was a quintessential woman of her times, caught in a whirl of political upheavals, family dramas, and public scandals. Her life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence—and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen. Her story creates an extraordinary tapestry of Renaissance Florence, with larger-than-legend figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli.
Dianne Hales, author of La Bella Lingua, became obsessed with finding the real Mona Lisa on repeated trips to Florence. In Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, she takes readers with her to meet Lisa’s descendants; uncover her family’s long and colorful history; and explore the neighborhoods where she lived as a girl, a wife, and a mother. In the process, we can participate in Lisa’s daily rituals; understand her personal relationships; and see, hear, smell, and taste “her” Florence. Hales brings to life a time poised between the medieval and the modern, a vibrant city bursting into fullest bloom, and a culture that redefined the possibilities of man—and of woman. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 06, 201415 copies available, 385 people requestingCountries available: US
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 24, 2014To celebrate the paperback publication of Steelheart we're giving 10 lucky people a chance to win a copy!
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst…more[close] To celebrate the paperback publication of Steelheart we're giving 10 lucky people a chance to win a copy!View Details »
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.
Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.
And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.
He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 20, 201410 copies available, 224 people requestingCountries available: GB
The Unexpected Earl
by Philippa Jane Keyworth (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 20, 2014Enter to win a paperback copy of The Unexpected Earl, a new Regency romance by Philippa Jane Keyworth.
Six years after being jilted without a wor…more[close] Enter to win a paperback copy of The Unexpected Earl, a new Regency romance by Philippa Jane Keyworth.View Details »
Six years after being jilted without a word of explanation, Julia Rotherham finds Lucius Wolversley standing before her once again--unexpected, unannounced, unwelcome. With her heart still hurting and, more importantly, her pride, Julia must chaperone her younger sister, fend off fortune hunters, orchestrate a fake engagement, and halt an elopement--all whilst keeping the man who jilted her at arm's length. But what Julia doesn't know is that this time, the Earl has no intention of disappearing, and this time, he has more than an explanation to offer.... [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 20, 20141 copy available, 291 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
Compelled (Coveted, #3)
by Shawntelle Madison (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 05, 2014Would you like a signed copy of the final book, COMPELLED, in the Coveted series by Shawntelle Madison?
For the past five years, Natalya S…more[close] Would you like a signed copy of the final book, COMPELLED, in the Coveted series by Shawntelle Madison?View Details »
For the past five years, Natalya Stravinsky has dreamed of two things: to rejoin the South Toms River werewolf pack and to be reunited with Thorn Grantham. Fate may have brought the pack back into her life, but unless she journeys to Russia to save Thorn, the love she’s found may be lost again. For a stubborn werewolf like Natalya, no distance is too far, no magic spell too complex to master, because one way or another she will find a way to have everything she has ever wanted.
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Aug 27, 20145 copies available, 215 people requestingCountries available: US
Snow Hunters: A Novel
by Paul Yoon
Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War re…more[close] Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor’s apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past.View Details »
“Exquisitely enigmatic…a small but radiant star in the current literary firmament” (The Dallas Morning News), Snow Hunters traces the extraordinary journey of Yohan, a twenty-five-year-old North Korean POW refugee who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life in a port town on the coast of Brazil.
Though he is a stranger in a strange land, throughout the years in this town, four people slip in and out of Yohan’s life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works, and who has his own secrets and a past he does not speak of; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia, a boy and a girl, who spend their days in the alleyways and the streets of the town. Yohan longs to connect with these people, but to do so he must sift through the wreckage of his traumatic past so he might let go and move on.
In Snow Hunters, “quotidian-surreal craft-master” (New York magazine) Paul Yoon proves love can dissolve loneliness; that hope can wipe away despair; and that a man who lost a country can find a new home. “The brief, simple sentences that form this elegant tone poem of a novel…have the effect of making you slow down to read them—which is a fitting way to experience the story of a man unmoored by memory and time” (Entertainment Weekly). This is a heartrending story of second chances, told with unerring elegance and absolute tenderness. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 06, 201415 copies available, 215 people requestingCountries available: US
by Adam Roberts
Release date: Sep 25, 2014To celebrate the publication of Bete we're giving away 10 early reading copies!
A man is about to kill a cow. He discusses life and death and his right…more[close] To celebrate the publication of Bete we're giving away 10 early reading copies!View Details »
A man is about to kill a cow. He discusses life and death and his right to kill with the compliant animal. He begins to suspect he may be about to commit murder. But kills anyway...
It began when the animal right movement injected domestic animals with artificial intelligences in bid to have the status of animals realigned by the international court of human rights. But what is an animal that can talk? Where does its intelligence end at its machine intelligence begin? And where might its soul reside.
As we place more and more pressure on the natural world and become more and more divorced Adam Roberts' new novel posits a world where nature can talk back, and can question us and our beliefs.
Roberts is an award winning author at the peak of his powers and each new novel charts an exciting new direction while maintaining a uniformly high level of literary achievement. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 25, 201410 copies available, 87 people requestingCountries available: GB
by Jack A. Langedijk (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 15, 2014Robert had reached the summit of many mountains. His adventures took him to unimaginable heights, yet his greatest achievements were not in conquering…more[close] Robert had reached the summit of many mountains. His adventures took him to unimaginable heights, yet his greatest achievements were not in conquering these majestic beauties, but in his ability to reach people in need. That is, until he’s the one facing the toughest climb of his life.View Details »
Roberto Sanchez is living the dream; one could say the man had it all. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and daughter who complete him. A career that reaches at-risk kids that brings him true joy. Then a tragic accident leads Robert to a chasm of dark despair. Although his interventions have reached many, he found he is incapable of helping himself off the edge of a cliff, jeopardizing his career, his marriage, and himself.
because takes us on a journey of two Roberts as he struggles to find a way to once again Believe.
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IT Can Be Dangerous
by Ita Ryan (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 01, 2014AUTOGRAPHED COPY
Cynthia's day was already going badly. Finding her boss's body didn't help.
"A well-crafted whodunit is deftly set up and unfolded for…more[close] AUTOGRAPHED COPYView Details »
Cynthia's day was already going badly. Finding her boss's body didn't help.
"A well-crafted whodunit is deftly set up and unfolded for us in high-tech London cubicle-land, with looming deadlines, debugging, redundancies, outsourcing, a mysterious handsome stranger...and a bit of office backstabbing.
With a knife.
In the corner office."
"lots of laughs..."
"As for whodunit, the clues were all there, but I never suspected until the culprit was revealed at the climax. For me, that is the acid test of a good murder mystery..."
"I finished your book at 3am this morning. Very impressed."
"Some parts made me laugh out loud, the dialogue was natural and believable, and the pace was perfect... I stayed awake until 1am to finish reading. IT Can Be Dangerous kept me interested, entertained and hoping for more Cynthia Hegarty mysteries! Recommended."
"I was glued from the first page and was unable to put it down..."
"I love mysteries and this debut from Ita Ryan was superb! She kept me guessing until the very end and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Cynthia is a fabulous amateur detective and I want more!!!
Get this book now and transport yourself to London, England for this fun mystery!"
All the Happiness You Deserve
by Michael Piafsky
"Michael Piafsky is one of America’s most promising young writers.”—Speer Morgan, author of The Freshour Cylinders
“[A] wonderful read . . . delivered…more[close] "Michael Piafsky is one of America’s most promising young writers.”—Speer Morgan, author of The Freshour CylindersView Details »
“[A] wonderful read . . . delivered with a holism evocative of a John Irving novel.
Beautifully written and deeply rewarding.” — Booklist
“Brilliant . . . Michael Piafsky is a word wizard . . . with prose so dramatic and suspenseful that the book becomes impossible to put down.” — ForeWord Reviews
This dazzling debut novel follows its midwestern narrator from childhood to old age as he examines the touchpoints and transitions that define a life. Scotty’s languorous journey takes him through the pivotal experiences common to so many American men: a middle-class childhood, college, marriage, fatherhood, cross-country moves, business success and failure, and aging. Piafsky frames his story with Tarot images that speak to the disconnectedness of society and the perplexing isolation of the human condition.
Michael Piafsky is the director of creative writing at Spring Hill College in Alabama and a former editor of the Missouri Review. All the Happiness You Deserve is his first novel.
“A distinctive, insightful portrait of the everyday rhythms of life and the fragile, complicated threads that connect us, All the Happiness You Deserve is a wildly original, mesmerizing debut.“ — Amy Hatvany, author of Outside the Lines and Heart Like Mine [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 01, 20141 copy available, 109 people requestingCountries available: US
Sushi for One?
by Camy Tang (Goodreads Author)
Giving away 26 copies of the first book in the Sushi Series, Asian Christian contemporary romance (published in September 2007)
Sushi for One? is an en…more[close] Giving away 26 copies of the first book in the Sushi Series, Asian Christian contemporary romance (published in September 2007)View Details »
Sushi for One? is an entertaining romp into the world of multi-culturalism. I loved learning the idiosyncrasies of Lex's crazy family---which were completely universal. Enjoy!'---Kristen Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants'
In Lex Sakai, Camy Tang gives us a funny, plucky, volleyball-playing heroine with way too many balls in the air. I defy anyone to start reading and not root for Lex all the way to the story's romantic, super-satisfying end.'---Trish Perry, author of The Guy I'm Not Dating
Lex Sakai's family is big, nosy, and marriage-minded. When her cousin Mariko gets married, Lex will become the oldest single cousin in the clan. Lex has used her Bible study class on Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the perfect man. But the one man she keeps running into doesn't seem to have a single quality on her list. It's only when the always-in-control Lex starts to let God take over that all the pieces of this hilarious romance finally fall into place. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 20, 201426 copies available, 122 people requestingCountries available: US
Sandwich, with a Side of Romance
by Krista Phillips (Goodreads Author)
She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle.
Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner a…more[close] She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle.View Details »
Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than a day. It’s all Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong.
He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Emporium. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process.
And she’d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.
(released September 2012)
NEW BOOK - A Side of Faith: A Sandwich Novella- Available Now! [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Sep 20, 20145 copies available, 179 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebecca Eames
by Peni Jo Renner (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 13, 2014I'm celebrating my debut novel's first birthday! Last year, my IPPY-award winning novel, Puritan Witch, was released. So I'm giving away 5 signed hard…more[close] I'm celebrating my debut novel's first birthday! Last year, my IPPY-award winning novel, Puritan Witch, was released. So I'm giving away 5 signed hardcover copies! So this giveaway starts August 20--good luck! [close]View Details »
Diecraft: a Minecraft inspired role-playing dice game
by Shane Windham (Goodreads Author)
Do you like Minecraft? Do you like dice? Do you like role-playing games? If you said yes to any of those questions, then this is a giveaway you should…more[close] Do you like Minecraft? Do you like dice? Do you like role-playing games? If you said yes to any of those questions, then this is a giveaway you should enter.View Details »Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Oct 27, 20142 copies available, 107 people requestingCountries available: US
by Robert Ahanes (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 20, 2014
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