Sep 15 - Oct 06, 2020
Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of TIES THAT TETHER by Jane Igharo.
When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.
At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping—well forcing—her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and…white.
When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter. (less)
Sep 15 - Oct 06, 2020
Enter for a chance to win one of 3 signed paperback copies of PEASANTS AND KINGS by Emma Slate! Don't want to wait? Pre-Order an ebook copy now and read on release day!
Hadrian's smile was slow and vicious. "The world is made up of peasants and kings. But I am no king. I'm an emperor."
I'm being hunted by my family's enemies.
To disappear, I take on a new identity and enter the opulent and sinful world of The Rex Hotel as Eden Smith.
I'm safe. Until I meet him.
Beautiful, mysterious and brutal--Hadrian is a man who uses his power to shape the world.
He's a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
And he wants me.
But Eden Smith is an alchemy of lies, a fabrication, a sham.
Bloodlines, alliances, and murderous restitution lie buried deep within my past.
My name is Sterling Miller.
You won't believe who I am.
Enter for your chance to win a copy of SILVER CREEK FIRE by Lindsay McKenna!
**WINNERS PLEASE NOTE YOUR PRIZE MAY BE DELAYED TO COVID19**
Love's flame burns bright...
Leanna Ryan's hometown in coastal Oregon has been her refuge ever since a traumatic event during her teens. But over time, even the safest harbor can start to feel more like a prison. That's why Lea, a master carpenter and wood sculptor, is moving to Wyoming, a place whose rugged beauty has long captured her imagination. The scenery around Silver Creek is as stunning as she hoped, and her new employer, Logan Anderson, is generous and fair, though his eyes reveal a sadness she recognizes all too well.
Logan immediately knows he can trust Lea with his Wild Goose Ranch remodeling project. Her skill, her dedication--they're as appealing to him as her unaffected beauty. But he has other reasons for unease. There have been disturbing events around the ranch. Then Lea's car is rammed in a hit and run. Logan has already lost so much; now he fears he's jeopardizing not only his property, but Lea too. His dream is to convince Lea to make Silver Creek her home--but first, he'll have to keep her safe...
Enter for your chance to win a copy of THE NEIL GAIMAN READER: SELECTED FICTION by Neil Gaiman!
An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James
Spanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating collection from one of the world’s most beloved writers, chosen by those who know his work best: his devoted readers.
A brilliant representation of Gaiman's groundbreaking, entrancing, endlessly imaginative fiction, this captivating volume includes excerpts from each of his five novels for adults —Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—and nearly fifty of his short stories.
Impressive in its depth and range, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is both an entryway to Gaiman’s oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to many times over.
As America’s twenty-first-century revolution reaches its endgame, twin sisters must outrun, and outlive, the Common enemy.
Outlaw twin sisters Ava and Mira Goodwin were born to defy Texas’s tyrannical and oppressive Governor Roth. They inspired millions across the country to liberate themselves and fight to live free under the new Common rule. But an enemy still endangers their fragile vision for the future. Ava and Mira’s mission: hunt the man down.
The once-mighty Governor Roth has fled Dallas. Holding a hostage beloved by Ava and Mira, Roth has a mission, too: regroup his Loyalists, wreak vengeance, and reclaim his power.
With the help of a savvy programmer turned rebel warrior, Ava and Mira brave a journey more uncertain than they’ve ever attempted before. As they forge southward into foreign territory—against a ruthless cartel, Roth’s aggressive Texas Guard, and a formidable new foe—courage, alliances, and trust will be tested. Now, in the most unlikely and treacherous of places, the sisters must finish what they started. Before they—and the Common—are erased from history forever.
Enter for a chance to win one of 88 signed copies of Create Magic At Work, by Amy Lynn Durham!
*All winners will get a FREE bookmark and a FREE Intention Setting kit that compliments an activity in the book!
Create Magic at Work fills a void for individuals who may feel isolated and exhausted from loneliness in the workplace. Connection within a team doesn't happen by accident, it happens with intention. Learn some practical rituals which elevate Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence (EQ & SQ), thereby elevating employee morale— and profitability. This magical book contains field-tested activities that leaders and coaches can utilize to ignite authentic connection with their clients, teams, or employees. The time is now to apply these practices so we can all thrive as human beings.
"I intentionally made this book feel magical and whimsical to bring a childlike play and feel back into the workplace. Please enjoy the beautiful illustrations from the magical mermaid artist Marybel Martin and the beautiful book design from Chad Beckerman." -Amy Lynn Durham
Enter for your chance to win a copy of THE COWBOY WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS by Jodi Thomas, Sharla Lovelace and Scarlett Dunn!
** WINNERS PLEASE NOTE YOUR PRIZE MAY BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19**
Dispirited by war, when Trapper Morgan accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas, all he cares about is the money. He doesn’t expect they’ll awaken his spirit—or that their intriguing nursemaid, Carolina, will awaken his heart. And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn’t expect Carolina and the girls to risk their lives—for him . . .
THE MISTLETOE PROMISE * Sharla Lovelace
A catastrophic storm, an ailing herd, and a failing cattle ranch have left Texas rancher Josie Bancroft in danger of losing everything her father worked for. Still, she’d rather die than merge with her neighbor rancher Benjamin Mason, the man who broke her heart years ago, on Christmas Eve. As old sparks fly and secrets are revealed, however, Ben is determined to help Josie—and prove that this time around can be different.
CHRISTMAS ROAD * Scarlett Dunn
Yellow Fever has hit Clint Mitchum’s Texas hometown and taken his father and siblings, leaving Clint ever more cynical. Racing homeward to be by his mother’s side, Clint finds only a note from her, asking that he help her caregiver, a young woman named Amelia. Assuming his mother has passed, in his grief Clint ventures out to search for Amelia.
The bestselling author of The Alice Network returns with another thrilling WWII story of female code breakers and the spy they must root out after the war...
1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both women are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.
1947. As the wedding of Princess Elizabeth whips Britain into a fever, 3 friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their past, and now they must resurrect their alliance and crack one last code.
Loch Ewe, 1940. When gamekeeper’s daughter Flora’s remote highland village finds itself the base for the Royal Navy’s Arctic convoys, life in her close-knit community changes forever. In defiance of his disapproving father, the laird’s son falls in love with Flora, and as tensions build in their disrupted home, any chance of their happiness seems doomed.
Decades later, Flora’s daughter, singer Lexie Gordon, is forced to return to the village and to the tiny cottage where she grew up. Having long ago escaped to the bright lights of the West End, London still never truly felt like home. Now back, with a daughter of her own, Lexie learns that her mother—and the hostile-seeming village itself—have long been hiding secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew.
As she pieces together the fragments of her parents’ story, Lexie discovers the courageous, devastating sacrifices made in her name. It’s too late to rekindle her relationship with her mother, but can Lexie find it in her heart to forgive the past, to grieve for all that’s lost, and finally find her place in the world?
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 first edition copies of A Summer Taken (Council of Friends Book 1) by Jason Milgram! Council of Friends is a book series about multi-generational family and friendship, loss and grief, gun violence, the growth of divisive anger and hate we have allowed in our country, and a story of love and hope.
Enter for a chance to win one of five copies of a signed, first edition paperback of "Chewy Marmot" by S.E. Spracher.
Great Quarantine Reading for Families!
A very long chapter book in three parts...
Book I - An Unexpected Journey
Book II - The Wolverines
Book III - The Lotus Flower
Chewy Marmot has never ridden on a skyship before, or taken a funicular inside of a mountain. He doesn’t know any wizards, or talking pigs, or that he can actually manifest fantastical foods just by imagining them. He certainly doesn’t believe that the world is full of magic (it is), and that it’s governed by a giant lotus flower that’s about to die. All he knows is that his Spring is off to a really bad start. He’s failed a really important test, he has no friends and his crush loves nothing more than to embarrass him. Not to mention there’s a dark and ugly cloud hovering over Marmtunn, and it won’t go away. When his grandfather dies, leaving him to take care of a cabin in the Mind Mountains that no one even knew existed, it’s the last place he wants to be. He’d rather be at the helm of a sailboat out on the lake. Realizing he must prove his responsibility to his father in order to redeem himself, Chewy sets out to the cabin, only to find that when he gets there nothing will go as planned. He'll have to rely on his new friends in order to escape the tricks of Mind Mountains and avoid being captured by the evil Marculf, a gargantuan wolverine who's got an entire army to do his bidding.
Monster is excited to see what kind of creature will move into Vampire’s old house on the block. He even starts practicing his welcome growl for the new neighbor. But when the moving truck pulls up, it’s not a greedy goblin, an ogre, or a dastardly dragon that steps out. Instead, it’s something even more terrifying than Monster could have imagined! Monster quickly rallies the other neighbors to unite against the new guy on the block. But what if the new neighbor isn’t exactly as bad as Monster thinks? Join Monster as he confronts his fears in this charming and lighthearted look at what it means to accept others who are different from us.
A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the “innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones.
Pray they are hungry.
Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more one fears them, the stronger they become.
With her distinctive “delightfully fresh and subversive” (SF Bluestocking) prose and the strange, sinister wonder found in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, THE HOLLOW PLACES is another compelling and white-knuckled horror novel that you won’t be able to put down.
From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them.
My love story all started with a letter.
Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.
You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months.
So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far.
While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father.
I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally.
Like when I showed up on their doorstep.