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A Small Cheese in Provence: Cooking with Goat Cheese
by Jean Gill (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 15, 2015Everything you need to know about cheese, with a helping of French savoir-faire. Provencal food for the brain as well as the table.
Recipes,stories an…more[close] Everything you need to know about cheese, with a helping of French savoir-faire. Provencal food for the brain as well as the table.View Details »
Recipes,stories and quotations in French, Occitan and English with beautiful full colour photographs throughout.
A must for cheese-loving Francophiles, who will discover the Picodon 'a small cheese in Provence' that even travelled into space on an Apollo mission. [close]
Strangers to this World
by Antonio Roy (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 16, 2015Read for yourself what 75 000 people on Facebook have been waiting for.
While some exist quite comfortably among the ordinary, others never…more[close] Read for yourself what 75 000 people on Facebook have been waiting for.View Details »
While some exist quite comfortably among the ordinary, others never quite stop feeling like strangers in this world—drifting along in a never-ending search for a place to call home. With no firm roots and no sense of belonging, every day reveals new mysteries for the souls who feel this way, reminding them of a beauty they only possess.
Penned by Antonio Roy, Strangers to this World is a collection of poems that speaks to anyone who has ever felt like they live on the fringes, while exploring the multifaceted challenges we all face.
With verses addressing love, solitude, and the search for self, Roy’s debut book paints a striking portrait of life and its mysteries, the intricacies of the mind, and society’s influence on how we view ourselves and others.
The result is raw, thought-provoking prose that vividly evokes a wide range of emotions and experiences. [close]
Waiting for Paint to Dry
by Lia Mack (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2015The waiting is over...
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Sometimes coming of age comes late...
For ten yea…more[close] The waiting is over...View Details »
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Sometimes coming of age comes late...
For ten years, Matty Bell has lived in a self-made, monochromatic safe life: work-eat-sleep-survive. She learned long ago it’s easier to run and hide than deal with the PTSD she’s suffered from since being raped at sixteen.
On the night of her thirtieth birthday, a freak accident reveals all Matty’s left behind, unleashing her need to recover her true self and a life filled with passion, where she can reignite her desires and is unafraid to love.
When an opportunity to move half-way around the world appears, Matty must decide how and where she can fully confront her past and come full circle.
Endorsed by author and advocate Angela Shelton, WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY is a late coming of age story of what it takes to find yourself again and again.
by LizAnn Carson (Goodreads Author)
His plans could devastate her island.
But the island had other plans for him.
Stacie Halloran was perfectly content running her bed and breakfast in Wi…more[close] His plans could devastate her island.View Details »
But the island had other plans for him.
Stacie Halloran was perfectly content running her bed and breakfast in Windon Harbor, on Malaspina Island off the Pacific coast of Canada. Or maybe not perfectly content, since there was a decided shortage of eligible men of a certain age on Malaspina. But it was home, and it was a living.
Then the hot-shot executive from the timber company that owned Nathan’s Forest turned up. Adam Fraser’s presence had the whole island talking – and watching his every move. Because there was only one reason for him to be on their island: his company planned to cut down their forest. Adam was the Enemy, sent to make nice with the natives.
Talk about the last thing Stacie needed. The Enemy was under her roof, and with his big-city vibes he was a fish out of water in tiny Windon Harbor. Then, wouldn’t you know? He had to go and kiss her right there in the guest lounge.
Definitely the last thing she needed. Because whatever she thought about that kiss – and she thought plenty – a battle was looming, and they were on opposite sides.
The lines were drawn. But for Adam, it all came down to a brown-eyed bed-and-breakfast owner and an old house on a hill. Because once Malaspina Island wove its spell, all bets were off.
"The interesting plot evoking memories of the movies Local Hero and Seducing Doctor Lewis; the heroine’s non-stop dialogue with her inner self as she recognizes that she’s falling for the Enemy; a host of believable characters set in the romantic Pacific Northwest; all well-written in a relaxed style and refreshingly free of profanity and pornography. Seducing Adam is a love story that, after all the ups and downs along the road, makes you feel good." (review from A Romantic at Heart)
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 02 - Apr 20, 20151 copy available, 375 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Peter Facer (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 10, 2015Village policeman, Jake Sullivan’s world just got a lot darker with the discovery of two bodies hanging upside-down from the top of a church tower, an…more[close] Village policeman, Jake Sullivan’s world just got a lot darker with the discovery of two bodies hanging upside-down from the top of a church tower, and the revelation that they had been crucified.View Details »
Jake and his girlfriend Rachel Hammond are reunited with MI5 agent, Tony O’Brien (Legitimate Targets) in an investigation that awakens a cruel and violent monastic order called “The Knights of the Crucifixion.”
Aided by Ennio Giacopelli, a professor of antiquities from Rome, they find themselves pitted against the order as they search for six holy relics dating from the time of Christ’s death, and which have lain undiscovered on Jake’s quiet beat for over 700 years.
As the investigation picks up speed, they encounter death and torture in the name of the Church, causing Jake to question his beliefs and when Rachel suddenly disappears, apparently taken by the Order, he doubts there is any God at all.
At every turn, the Knights of the Crucifixion seem to be one step ahead, and it quickly becomes apparent that they will stop at nothing to find the relics first. [close]
by Frank Phillips (Goodreads Author)
“Living Life” as a user-friendly guide to better understanding how to live life to the fullest through Jesus. Frank’s background in teaching and Bible…more[close] “Living Life” as a user-friendly guide to better understanding how to live life to the fullest through Jesus. Frank’s background in teaching and Bible studies will be highlighted to show the legitimacy of his messages and skills.View Details »
“The Bible was obviously written long before the modern form of English existed,” Phillips said.
“I thought if I turned the lessons and messages into real-life examples that every person can relate to, it would help new Christians better understand God’s messages”
“Living Life” is broken into short devotional sections with an individual story to help illuminate the meaning behind Jesus’ messages in order to help nurture people’s relationship with God.
Phillips combines his love of photography with his experience as a Bible teacher to help create visual stimulation along with the words from above. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 02 - Apr 20, 20155 copies available, 149 people requestingCountries available: US
The Right Notes
by C.S. Moore (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 02, 2015Mya’s one and only long-term relationship taught her not to trust — and she was a quick learner. Never one to make the same mistake twice, she knew th…more[close] Mya’s one and only long-term relationship taught her not to trust — and she was a quick learner. Never one to make the same mistake twice, she knew that no one could hurt her behind the barriers she put up. She felt nothing and preferred it that way. Mya’s life was fine — just fine. Until Asher Dawson, the most notorious rock star in the world, came crashing into her life. One day with him and her walls came tumbling down...View Details »
But how could she take a chance on him, of all people? He was a known bad-boy and she had been burnt before. His past was littered with terrible decisions that he revealed with unrepentant honesty… But he would tell her nothing about his origins, or how he came to be in foster care along with what would later become his band mates. Dark secrets aside, Asher made her heart sing. Emotion restored and heart on the line, would her choice end in disaster for them both?
The End of Self-Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life
by Gail Brenner (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 16, 2015Note from Gail: I'm so excited to offer this book for a giveaway. It's called, "The End of Self-Help" because here's the truth: you're not the incompl…more[close] Note from Gail: I'm so excited to offer this book for a giveaway. It's called, "The End of Self-Help" because here's the truth: you're not the incomplete, damaged self who needs help. The book points you to the possibility, alive in you in this very moment, of being happy and peaceful.View Details »
The self-help industry is fundamentally flawed. It perpetuates the myth that we are limited, damaged, inadequate selves who need to be fixed. Sadly, it keeps millions of us hoping for a better future when we will finally be happy and fulfilled.
But what if this inadequate self isn't who you are? What if it's possible, at any moment, to be happy and free? Well, it is, and that's what The End of Self-Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life is about.
In the pages of this book, you’ll learn that what you believe to be you is a congealed mass of mostly distorted thoughts, feelings, habits, and reactions—and this idea of you is filled with confusion.
• You assume thoughts are true when they’re not.
• You strive to improve yourself even though you never feel fulfilled.
• You let fear guide your choices without looking for other ways.
• You live life hoping to get what you want then feeling disappointed when you don't.
The good news—the most amazing news—is that the peace you long for is available, here and now, in this very moment…and endlessly. You come to know it when you stop relying on ideas about how you wish things were—and say “Yes!” to the reality of how things actually are.
The approach offered here is derived from ancient teachings and made accessible to the modern mind. It’s the end of self-help because we realize that we’re not the incomplete, broken self who needs help. We discover peace and happiness—naturally—right at the heart of our messy, scary, brilliant lives.
“The End of Self-Help” weaves a psychological perspective with spiritual inquiry to reveal the living, breathing possibility of peace now…and now…and now…
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 02 - Apr 20, 201515 copies available, 345 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Giovanni Valentino (Goodreads Author), Garry McNulty, Jay Fuller (Goodreads Author), Mike Reeves-McMillan (Goodreads Author), Deborah Walker, Laura Thurston, Kelda Crich, Leo Norman (Goodreads Author) , more…Lela E. Buis (Goodreads Author), TR Clark, Michael W. Lucht, Phil Richardson (Goodreads Author), Clay Sheldon, Arthur Carey, M. Kelly Peach, Brian M. Milton, Gerry White, Simon Kewin (Goodreads Author), Gretchen Bassier, Gregg Chamberlain, Siobhan Gallagher, Sylvia Anna Hiven, David Elliott, Ken MacGregor (Goodreads Author), Gary Pattinson, Brenda Kezar (Goodreads Author), Jeremy Closs, Peter Hagelslag, Jeff Wikstrom, Gerri Leen (Goodreads Author), Jason Bougger (Goodreads Author), Mark Mills, Gwendolyn Kiste (Goodreads Author), Branden Linley, Dusty Wallace (Goodreads Author), Nick Nafpliotis (Goodreads Author), John H. Dromey, Dan Stout (Goodreads Author) …less
Release date: Apr 20, 2015Enter to win an author signed copy of Alternate Hilarites: Hysterical Realms.
Not all epic adventures are fun. Imagine walking all the way to Mount Glo…more[close] Enter to win an author signed copy of Alternate Hilarites: Hysterical Realms.View Details »
Not all epic adventures are fun. Imagine walking all the way to Mount Gloom with The wizard that needs to stop all the time to tinkle, a dwarf who continually asks are we there yet and a perpetually lost elf that will not stop and ask for directions.
Here is a collection of humorous tales of adventure like dwarf private investigators, mean spirited unicorns, randy genies and girlfriend stealing centaurs.
So if you think you have what it takes to brave the misty mountains and howling canyons, grab your magic sword, sacred shield and your copy of “Dungeoneering for Dummies”.
Enter the Hysterical Realms if you dare!
One Ring of Cheese Will Bind Us All! [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 03 - Apr 20, 20155 copies available, 172 people requestingCountries available: US
The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)
by Melissa Grey (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 28, 2015"Grey's energetic debut offers a strong protagonist...[and the] well-built world, vivid characters, and perfect blend of action and amour should have…more[close] "Grey's energetic debut offers a strong protagonist...[and the] well-built world, vivid characters, and perfect blend of action and amour should have readers eagerly seeking the sequel."— Kirkus Reviews, StarredView Details »
"Inventive, gorgeous, and epic—Grey dazzles in her debut."—Danielle Paige, New York Times Bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.
Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it's time to act.
Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.
But some jobs aren't as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 05 - Apr 20, 20155 copies available, 3850 people requestingCountries available: US
The Traveler's Guide to the Astral Plane: The Secret Realms Beyond the Body and How to Reach Them
by Steve Richards
Pliny and Plato talked about it. Swedenborg did it. Indian gurus have made a habit of it. Raymond Moody and Robert Monroe have described it. That "it"…more[close] Pliny and Plato talked about it. Swedenborg did it. Indian gurus have made a habit of it. Raymond Moody and Robert Monroe have described it. That "it" is the ability to leave home alone, i.e., to leave one's boy and travel to unseen and unknown worlds and then to return--enlightened.View Details »
Drawing on a fascinating array of material, both Eastern and Western, Steve Richards presents a unique panoramic view of the hidden or astral reality--the essential features of the astral landscape, the many facets of astral experience, and how to embark on a never-to-be-forgotten journey of exploration beyond the body.
Subjects covered include:
Suspended animationNear-death experiencesAstral sexHeaven and hellAstral meditation
This is a delightful introductory text to an area of perennial interest. It is filled with amazing stories of out-of-body experiences from both past and present. It is also a primer to astral travel, providing the basics to readers interested in leaving the body for journeys beyond the body. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201510 copies available, 190 people requestingCountries available: US
Bell Weather: A Novel
by Dennis Mahoney (Goodreads Author)
A captivating adventure set in a fantastical world where a young woman must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a…more[close] A captivating adventure set in a fantastical world where a young woman must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a magical wildernessView Details »
When Tom Orange rescues a mysterious young woman from the flooded Antler River, he senses that their fates will deeply intertwine.
At first, she claims to remember nothing, and rumor animates Root—an isolated settlement in the strange wilderness of colonial Floria. Benjamin Knox, the town doctor, attends to her recovery and learns her name is Molly. As the town inspects its spirited new inhabitant, she encounters a world teeming with wonders and oddities. She also hears of the Maimers, masked thieves who terrorize the surrounding woods.
As dark forces encircle the town, the truth of Molly's past spills into the present: a desperate voyage; a genius brother; a tragedy she hasn't fully escaped. Molly and Tom must then decide between surviving apart or risking everything together. Dennis Mahoney's Bell Weather is an otherworldly and kinetic story that blends history and fantasy, mystery and adventure to mesmerizing effect.
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201535 copies available, 606 people requestingCountries available: US
Enough Already: Create Success on Your Own Terms
by Mike Iamele
Release date: Apr 01, 2015In a world where success means owning a company before your 30th birthday, Mike Iamele seemed to have it all. By the age of 24, he was already making…more[close] In a world where success means owning a company before your 30th birthday, Mike Iamele seemed to have it all. By the age of 24, he was already making piles of money at his own public relations firm. And it was killing him. Literally. When a stress-induced illness brought him to his knees, he began to question everything he believed about success. And everywhere he turned, he met other young entrepreneurs who were praying to the temples of money, status, and power—and making themselves stressed and sick.View Details »
Mike decided he'd had enough. He was ready to find success on his own terms.
Mike Iamele now has a thriving practice as a wellness coach, and in the pages of this book he’ll help you figure out what a successful life looks like for you—and how to get it. Through a process not unlike the classic hero’s journey, Mike will show you how to create the success of your dreams—whether it’s your first million by 22 or just a happy life.
In Enough Already, Iamele challenges us to take back control of our lives and to chart our own successful path to happiness by considering:
Have you had enough? Are you working yourself numb fulfilling someone else's idea of success?
What would you stay up all night doing or talking about if you could? What if you could get paid for that?
What if you could create a successful life around what you love?
What if you could change the world?
What’s stopping you? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201510 copies available, 166 people requestingCountries available: US
Tracy Tam: Santa Command
by Krystalyn Drown (Goodreads Author)
WIN a paperback copy of Tracy Tam: Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown.
Tracy Tam doesn't really believe in Santa Claus, at least not like the rest of u…more[close] WIN a paperback copy of Tracy Tam: Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown.View Details »
Tracy Tam doesn't really believe in Santa Claus, at least not like the rest of us do. She also doesn't believe that Santa can possibly deliver all of those presents in one night, to children around the world, without a little help from science. A flying sleigh can only be powered by jet engines, after all, and Santa’s magical abilities can only be the result of altered DNA. How else could he know what every little girl and boy wants for Christmas and who has been naughty or nice?
In order to test her theories, Tracy sneaks onto Santa’s sleigh then ends up at Santa Command, where a team of (gasp!) humans monitor Santa’s big night. When Tracy attempts to hack into their computers, she accidentally introduces a virus into the system.
As a result, three states get knocked out of sync with the rest of the world (oops!). Santa won't be able to deliver all the presents in time! Now, Tracy must fix time and help Santa, but she has no idea how. How can a girl who doesn't believe help Santa and save Christmas before it's too late? With a little Christmas magic, of course! She just has to believe. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 20151 copy available, 249 people requestingCountries available: US
by Pénélope Bagieu
Release date: May 05, 2015Zoe isn't exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn't recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment...a…more[close] Zoe isn't exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn't recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment...and into his life. It's also why she doesn't know that Rocher is supposed to be dead.View Details »
Turns out, Rocher faked his death years ago to escape his critics, and has been making a killing releasing his new work as "lost manuscripts," in cahoots with his editor/ex-wife Agathe. Neither of them would have invited a crass party girl like Zoe into their literary conspiracy of two, but now that she's there anyway... [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 20155 copies available, 413 people requestingCountries available: US
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?
by Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author), Francesca Serritella
The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From…more[close] The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. As Lisa says, "More and more, especially in the summertime when I'm sitting on the beach, I'm learning not to sweat it. To go back to the child that I used to be. To see myself through the loving eyes of my parents. To eat on the beach. And not to worry about whether every little thing makes me look fat. In fact, not to worry at all."View Details »
So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 2015125 copies available, 773 people requestingCountries available: US
Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
by Dean Jobb (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 15, 2015A rollicking story of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics, over-the-top and under-the-radar deceit, illicit sex, and a brilliant and wildly ch…more[close] A rollicking story of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics, over-the-top and under-the-radar deceit, illicit sex, and a brilliant and wildly charming con man who kept a Ponzi scheme alive perhaps for longer than anyone else in history.View Details »
It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Speakeasies thrived, gang war shootings announced Al Capone’s rise to underworld domination, Chicago’s corrupt political leaders fraternized with gangsters, and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people (who should have known better) to invest as much as $30 million — upwards of $400 million — in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama. When Leo’s scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state’s attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo’s own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year. When finally apprehended, Leo was living a life of luxury in Nova Scotia under the assumed identity of a book dealer and literary critic. His mysterious death in a Chicago prison topped anything in his almost-too-bizarre-to-believe life.
Empire of Deception is not only an incredibly rich and detailed account of a man and an era; it’s a fascinating look at the methods of swindlers throughout history. Leo Koretz was the Bernie Madoff of his day, and Dean Jobb shows us that the dream of easy wealth is a timeless commodity. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201525 copies available, 409 people requestingCountries available: US
by Clare Gutierrez
Release date: Mar 17, 2015THE ADVENTURES OF A LOWLY MAIDSERVANT, A DISGUISED FUGITIVE, A SAVIOR TO THE POOR AND ENDANGERED, AND A QUEEN.
Such is the paradox of Lady Caterina Tab…more[close] THE ADVENTURES OF A LOWLY MAIDSERVANT, A DISGUISED FUGITIVE, A SAVIOR TO THE POOR AND ENDANGERED, AND A QUEEN.View Details »
Such is the paradox of Lady Caterina Tabor, an extraordinary young girl who, en route to England, finds herself captured and at the mercy of a stern and powerful lord. Forced to work as a common kitchen maid in the dank halls of Dermoth Castle, Caty dreams of her past as a free and autonomous maiden with a bright future in the English courts—did fate have other plans?
This early trial is but the first in a litany of shocking tribulations; imprisoned, abused, accused of sorcery, and kidnapped, Caty’s life is for so long anything but charmed—but you can’t keep a soaring heart shackled. As we follow this misunderstood maiden’s journey through both the unexpected, electrifying joys of new love and the pain of mind-boggling adversity, we become eyewitnesses to the astonishing way she not only transforms herself but also enchants, inspires, and invigorates those around her.
Spanning decades of castle life, treacherous journeys, bloody battles, and heartache, Come Winter is a sweeping yet personal tale of a brave woman who at once embodies and transcends the prescribed, and oftentimes oppressive, roles her society demands. Let Clare Gutierrez (author of Dancing with the Boss) curate your voyage back to the Scottish highlands of ages past—a time and place in which simply staying alive constituted a noble adventure, and becoming a patron of the oppressed and the impoverished could make you a hallowed queen. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201515 copies available, 803 people requestingCountries available: US
Shadow of a Doubt
by Skylar James (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 21, 2015Win an ARC of debut novelist Skylar James' Shadow of a Doubt!
Fyfe Flynn lives on a modest farm in the shadows of the world-famous horse track Churchil…more[close] Win an ARC of debut novelist Skylar James' Shadow of a Doubt!View Details »
Fyfe Flynn lives on a modest farm in the shadows of the world-famous horse track Churchill Downs, where she spends more time around horses than she does around other kids._ That suits her father, the acclaimed jockey Roscoe Flynn, just fine.
When a new foal is born but loses his mother, Fyfe gains a loyal best friend in the horse she names “Shadow of a Doubt.” Together they dream that one day Shadow will become the a great racehorse and win the Kentucky Derby. At first, few believe in Shadow’s prospects—especially when the neighbor next door, Colonel Epsom, uses his great wealth to produce racehorses of the finest caliber and will do whatever it takes to see them win. But Fyfe and Shadow, with the help of their animal friends, refuse to give up on their dreams.
Shadow of a Doubt is a heartfelt book about family, friendship, taking risks and believing in those we love. Shadow and Fyfe are sure to win the hearts of anyone lucky enough to join in their inspirational story. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201510 copies available, 226 people requestingCountries available: US
The Jazz Palace
by Mary Morris (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 07, 2015Acclaimed author Mary Morris returns to her Chicago roots in this sweeping novel that brilliantly captures the dynamic atmosphere and the dazzling mus…more[close] Acclaimed author Mary Morris returns to her Chicago roots in this sweeping novel that brilliantly captures the dynamic atmosphere and the dazzling music of the Jazz Age.View Details »
In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman has no interest in making hats. His true passion is piano—especially jazz.
At night he sneaks down to the South Side, slipping into predominantly black clubs to hear jazz groups play. One night he is called out and asked to "sit in" on a group. His playing is first-rate, and the other musicians are impressed. One of them, the trumpeter, a black man named Napoleon, becomes Benny's close friend and musical collaborator, and their adventures together take Benny far from the life he knew as a delivery boy. Pearl Chimbrova recognizes their talent and invites them to start playing at her family's saloon, which Napoleon dubs "The Jazz Palace."
But Napoleon's main gig is at a mob establishment, which doesn't take too kindly to freelancing. And as the '20s come to a close and the bubble of prosperity collapses, Benny, Napoleon, and Pearl must all make hard choices between financial survival and the music they love. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201520 copies available, 443 people requestingCountries available: US
by Michael Palmer, Daniel Palmer (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 12, 2015(25) galleys!
The latest book from Michael Palmer and his son, Daniel Palmer! Enter for a chance to win an early copy of TRAUMA.
Dr. Carrie Bryant's fou…more[close] (25) galleys!View Details »
The latest book from Michael Palmer and his son, Daniel Palmer! Enter for a chance to win an early copy of TRAUMA.
Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration from peers and staff alike. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity.
What should have been a routine, hours long operation, turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a careless and tragic mental error resulting in irreparable brain damage to her second patient. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home where her younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from debilitating PTSD, also lives.
When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation.
Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employees the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201525 copies available, 724 people requestingCountries available: US
Reagan: The Life
by H.W. Brands
Release date: May 12, 2015From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the definitive biography of a visionary and transformative preside…more[close] From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the definitive biography of a visionary and transformative president.View Details »
In his magisterial new biography, H. W. Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the twentieth century, a true peer to Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan conveys with sweep and vigor how the confident force of Reagan’s personality and the unwavering nature of his beliefs enabled him to engineer a conservative revolution in American politics and play a crucial role in ending communism in the Soviet Union. Reagan shut down the age of liberalism, Brands shows, and ushered in the age of Reagan, whose defining principles are still powerfully felt today.
Reagan follows young Ronald Reagan as his ambition for ever larger stages compelled him to leave behind small-town Illinois to become first a radio announcer and then that quintessential public figure of modern America, a movie star. When his acting career stalled, his reinvention as the voice of The General Electric Theater on television made him an unlikely spokesman for corporate America. Then began Reagan’s improbable political ascension, starting in the 1960s, when he was first elected governor of California, and culminating in his election in 1980 as president of the United States.
Employing archival sources not available to previous biographers and drawing on dozens of interviews with surviving members of Reagan’s administration, Brands has crafted a richly detailed and fascinating narrative of the presidential years. He offers new insights into Reagan’s remote management style and fractious West Wing staff, his deft handling of public sentiment to transform the tax code, and his deeply misunderstood relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, on which nothing less than the fate of the world turned.
Reagan is a storytelling triumph, an irresistible portrait of an underestimated politician whose pragmatic leadership and steadfast vision transformed the nation. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201520 copies available, 574 people requestingCountries available: US
by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne, Anne Trager (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 25, 2015Ritual murders. Ancient enemies. A powerful secret. An electrifying thriller about the rise of extremism. Two slayings—one in Rome and one in Jerusale…more[close] Ritual murders. Ancient enemies. A powerful secret. An electrifying thriller about the rise of extremism. Two slayings—one in Rome and one in Jerusalem—rekindle an ancient rivalry between modern-day secret societies for knowledge lost at the fall of the Third Reich. Detective Antoine Marcas unwillingly teams up with the strong-willed Jade Zewinski to chase Neo-Nazi assassins across Europe. They must unravel an arcane Freemason mystery, sparked by information from newly revealed KGB files.View Details »
"Phenomenal. I highly recommend." —Douglas Preston [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 20152 copies available, 444 people requestingCountries available: US
by Suzanne Young (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 21, 2016**Win an advanced reader's copy of THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young**
**From the same world that captivated you in THE PROGRAM and THE TREATMENT**
Can one gi…more[close] **Win an advanced reader's copy of THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young**View Details »
**From the same world that captivated you in THE PROGRAM and THE TREATMENT**
Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and the New York Times bestselling The Treatment.
In a world before The Program…
Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.
Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.
Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.
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Everything I Do (Rosa Fitzwalter, #1)
by M.C. Frank (Goodreads Author)
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Robin Hood, hidden deep in the Sherwood Forest, is fighting to restore England to its rightful king, surrounded by faithful men, green leaves and clear skies. And yet for the first time he isn’t satisfied with his lot in life. The reason, a red-headed maiden who saved him, more than a year ago, from certain death. Robin has exhausted himself looking for her with no hope of finding her alive, when he meets a slender youth who surprises him, little knowing that both their lives will be irrevocably changed.
Rosa Fitzwalter, the Sheriff’s daughter and kinswoman to the King, lives in the grand castle in Nottinghamshire, trying to obey her father’s wishes and to make him happy. What the mighty Sheriff doesn’t know, however, is her closely-kept secret: she is leading a double life, sneaking out to the forest dressed as a boy, to inform the outlaws of his plans to destroy them.
Then Robin finds the boy who came to warn him in his forest. Two worlds collide, resulting in unimaginable danger and intense romance. Maybe, just maybe, they can be each other’s salvation. But what if fate has other plans? What if their fearsome enemies finally succeed in tearing them apart forever?
Filled with adventure, intrigue and wild romance, this is a Robin Hood story unlike any you have ever read before! [close]
All the King's Horses: Finding Purpose and Hope in Brokenness and Impossibility
by Barry Milazzo (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 05, 2015Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 20153 copies available, 260 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Dictator of Britannica
by A.N. Shekarnia
a science-fantasy adventure for children of 12 and over, set in London and the south of England in the present time. There are underlying elements of…more[close] a science-fantasy adventure for children of 12 and over, set in London and the south of England in the present time. There are underlying elements of magic and mystery within the story and it is the first in a series. One night when Danny is unable to sleep and during a freak thunderstorm, a stupendous lightning bolt flashes through his bedroom window, seeming to strike him, a postbox and a mirror all at once. When he has recovered from the shock, he goes to inspect the still-smoking mirror frame and sees his scared reflection in the glass. Only there is something not quite right about the boy in the mirror... [close]View Details »
Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201550 copies available, 246 people requestingCountries available: US
Center of Gravity
by Laura McNeill (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jul 14, 2015The truth could cost her everything.
Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So wh…more[close] The truth could cost her everything.View Details »
Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is grand.
Or is it?
When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It's temporary. It’s the stress. It’s Mitchell’s tragic history of loss.
If only Ava could believe her own excuses.
Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.
Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town —Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game? Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem. [close]
by Tom Rob Smith
Release date: Mar 31, 2015In honor of the soon to be released movie, enter now for a chance to win a copy of CHILD 44 (MTI)!
*No P.O. Boxes Please
A relentless page-turner.
A te…more[close] In honor of the soon to be released movie, enter now for a chance to win a copy of CHILD 44 (MTI)!View Details »
*No P.O. Boxes Please
A relentless page-turner.
A terrifying evocation of a paranoid world where no one can be trusted.
A surprising, unexpected story of love and family, of hope and resilience.
CHILD 44 is a thriller unlike any you have ever read.
Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful State. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer kills at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer--and a country where "crime" doesn't exist. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 201520 copies available, 2741 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
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