Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight

Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History**

*Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards*

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time

“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, Douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. After the war he sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights.

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Children in the Woods by Erik Knockaert

Children in the Woods by Erik KnockaertEnter for a chance to win 1 of 20 author signed copies.

This is a true story of how the author, a Texas attorney, explored the spirit realm, following clues left by ancient writers in the Bible and testing their techniques.

This book tells how I learned to open my eyes to the spirit realm, all that befell me when I did, the beings I met, and what they taught me.

I had encounters with God, the Reaper, the Devil, angels, demons, ghosts, and other things. I avoided my own death, lived a borrowed year in the mountains, uncovered techniques that were lost, and received new revelation about scripture.

This book teaches mysteries. Heaven can be entered before death. There are courts we can access for cleansing. God’s plan of redemption is far beyond what theology guessed. God is a loving father, not a vengeful deity. A time of healing is coming, greater than in the Bible. There is even a path of life to supernatural health.

The cover art depicts Matthew 18:3, where Christ said you must enter the spirit realm like children. This book shares how we tried.

My book is available now on KindleUnlimited.

God bless you all,
Erik Knockaert
GoodGrainMinistry.com

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Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman

Thief River Falls by Brian FreemanHarrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award-winning author Brian Freeman.

Lisa Power is a tortured ghost of her former self. The author of a bestselling thriller called Thief River Falls, named after her rural Minnesota hometown, Lisa is secluded in her remote house as she struggles with the loss of her entire family: a series of tragedies she calls the “Dark Star.”

Then a nameless runaway boy shows up at her door with a terrifying story: he’s just escaped death after witnessing a brutal murder—a crime the police want to cover up. Obsessed with the boy’s safety, Lisa resolves to expose this crime, but powerful men in Thief River Falls are desperate to get the boy back, and now they want her too.

Lisa and her young visitor have nowhere to go as the trap closes around them. Still under the strange, unforgiving threat of the Dark Star, Lisa must find a way to save them both, or they’ll become the victims of another shocking tragedy she can’t foresee.

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The Life That Mattered by Jewel E. Ann

The Life That Mattered by Jewel E. AnnEnter for a chance to win one of five signed paperback copies of The Life That Mattered by Jewel E. Ann!
Sex isn't love.
Love isn't sex.
And friendship is neither.
Jewel E. Ann steps into another dimension with this mind-bending thriller, a provocative story that pushes boundaries and tests the true meaning of love.

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The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor

The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor"With its evocative Dublin setting, lyrical prose, tough but sympathetic heroine, and a killer twist in the plot, Sarah Stewart Taylor's The Mountains Wild should top everyone's must-read lists this year!" — New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie

Enter for your chance to win one of 100 advance copies!

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Universe of Two by Stephen P. Kiernan

Universe of Two by Stephen P. KiernanNo PO Boxes please.

Enter for your chance to win an Advance Reader's Edition of UNIVERSE OF TWO by Stephen Kiernan, the critically acclaimed author of THE BAKER'S SECRET!

Graduating from Harvard at the height of World War II, brilliant mathematician Charlie Fish is assigned to the Manhattan Project. Working with some of the age’s greatest scientific minds, Charlie is assigned the task of designing and building the detonator of the atomic bomb.

As he performs that work Charlie suffers a crisis of conscience, which his wife, Brenda—unaware of the true nature of Charlie’s top-secret task—mistakes as self-doubt. She urges him to set aside his qualms and continue. Once the bombs strike Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the feelings of culpability devastate him and Brenda.

At the war’s end, Charlie receives a scholarship to pursue a PhD in physics at Stanford—an opportunity he and Brenda hope will allow them a fresh start. But the past proves inescapable. Haunted by guilt, Charlie and Brenda leave Stanford and decide to dedicate the rest of their lives to making amends for the evil he helped to birth into the world.

Based on the life of the actual mathematician Charles B. Fisk, UNIVERSE OF TWO combines riveting historical drama with a poignant love story. Stephen Kiernan has conjured a remarkable account of two people struggling to heal their consciences and find peace in a world forever changed.

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For the Betterment of the World by Jeremiah Cain

For the Betterment of the World by Jeremiah CainA quarter of the haggard populace must flee, hide, or die when they face the question: what do you do when your own home declares you wicked and demands your death?

Within this dark epic fantasy, the largest church of a medieval-like empire condemns a minority church as evil. Soon, a soldier struggles with orders to kill, as he must decide if what is “right” can change by Church decree.

A normal townswoman must fight as her people are sentenced to death in the empire where they’ve lived all their lives.

Far away, two men from conflicting nations attempt to forge a relationship while trying to forge an alliance.

Farther still, an elf boy sees the destruction of his peaceful home for nothing but a would-be weapon.

Finally, a small nation must call on the Dark for help when the Light betrays them.

Throughout the world of Perdinok, a range of people have their lives upended as unrest turns to civil war and turns to war on other nations. In the end, the sanctimonious empire unearths an ancient power that threatens all. Only a Demoness can put things right, but she holds her own agenda.

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Anyone But Nick by Penelope Bloom

Anyone But Nick by Penelope BloomThe third novel in USA Today bestselling author Penelope Bloom’s Anyone But… series sizzles with a sexy and hilarious story about letting go of the past to chase the love of a lifetime.

Seven years ago, I swore I’d never date Nick King. Ever.

Now I’m supposed to work under him—and no, despite the way he glares like he wants to strip me bare, I mean he’ll be my boss. But what better way to prove I’m really over him, right?

I was a nerdy overachiever in high school, and Nick was my hopeless crush. I even laminated a note he passed to me; granted, I had a thing for laminators, but that’s beside the point.

Now, my only shot at getting my life back on track is to crawl to him on my knees and pray I nail the interview. Maybe I should pray that’s the only thing that gets nailed in his office—especially since he looks like he wants to devour me.

Nick broke my heart once. But hey, I’m still pretty handy with a laminator. Maybe I could run my heart through one before I take this job.

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The Georgia Davis PI Series by Libby Fischer Hellmann

The Georgia Davis PI Series by Libby Fischer HellmannHave you met Chicago PI Georgia Davis? If not, or you've only read one of her thrillers, you're invited to enter for the chance to win the GEORGIA DAVIS BOXED SET OF FOUR. It's recently been updated to FOUR from THREE. There are FIVE books in the series so far.

PI Georgia Davis burst on the scene in two of the Ellie Foreman mysteries but Hellmann knew that Georgia would have her own series one day. Here are the titles included in the set.

EASY INNOCENCE (2008):
Winner, Best PI Novel, Readers Choice Award
Freshly-minted PI Georgia Davis investigates the murder of a high school girl and finds out how far teen girls will go for approval from their peers.

DOUBLEBACK (2009)
"Great Lakes Great Read" Autumn Pick, 2009 Great Lakes Bookseller Association
PI Georgia Davis and Ellie Foreman team up after the kidnapping of a young girl triggers a series of more deadly events.

TOXICITY (2011)
Ten years before Easy Innocence, three bodies turn up in quick succession—all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. Officer Georgia Davis, her boyfriend detective, and his partner team up and find much more than they bargained for. "The Georgia Davis series may just be one of the best crime thriller series being written today." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

in NOBODY'S CHILD, Georgia discovers a half-sister who's in big trouble. But rescuing the girl will bring Georgia back to confront an old enemy. "“Thrilling…Hellmann ratchets up tension with every chapter." Publishers Weekly

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The Vacation by T.M. Logan

The Vacation by T.M. LoganIn this captivating thriller from the bestselling author of LIES and 29 SECONDS, four lifelong friends on a luxurious vacation come face-to-face with an explosive secret.

It was supposed to be the perfect vacation, dreamed up by Kate as the ideal way to turn 40: four best friends and their husbands and children, spending a week in a luxurious villa under the blazing sunshine of Provence.

But there is trouble in paradise.

Kate suspects that her husband is having an affair—and that the other woman is one of her best friends. One of these women is willing to sacrifice years of friendship and destroy her family. But which one? As Kate closes in on the truth in the stifling Mediterranean heat, she realizes—too late—that the stakes are far higher than she ever imagined. And someone in the villa may be prepared to kill to keep their lies hidden.

Enter for a chance to win an ARC of THE VACATION today!

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A Touch of Deceit by Gary Ponzo

A Touch of Deceit by Gary PonzoEnter for a chance to win this Award-Winning thriller. The first book in the series in which FBI Agent Nick Bracco recruits his Mafia-connected cousin Tommy to go underground and help track down a terrorist on American soil. Turns out, even gangsters can be patriots. Thank you for your interest in my book

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Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman Pieper

Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman PieperHelp for your New Year's Resolutions! Enter to win one of 25 signed copies. If you have had trouble following through on resolutions to live a healthier, more productive, more enjoyable life but you have difficulty following through on good choices, this book will help you understand how you unknowingly became an addict to unhappiness. The authors use real-life examples drawn from their clinical experience and provide insights and effective strategies that will help you choose and maintain the happiness you deserve. A reviewer said, to turn to this book "If you feel like success seems to always just barely slip out of your grasp and you're eager to get to the root of the problem...Drs. Pieper have constructed a toolbox to help anyone overcome their addiction to unhappiness, no matter how many times they relapse."

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Catastrophically Consequential by Stephen C. Bird

Catastrophically Consequential by Stephen C. BirdThe kindred spirit / doppelgänger / protégé of "Hideous Exuberance". Incorporates non-linear plots, comical rants, unsettling inner monologues; stream of consciousness dream sequences, surrealistic scenarios and time-traveling characters. Revel in the chaotic confusion of sociopathic celebrities, suburban swingers, suicidal trust fund girls, decadent jet setters; medieval princesses, "Evilangelists", D-list standup comics and disreputable, vindictive lost souls that search in vain for metaphysical clarity.

Please refer to the Blog Posting on the Stephen C. Bird Author Profile Page for Reviews and Quotes from Goodreads Reviews for "Catastrophically Consequential".

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The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson D. Schwartz

The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson D. Schwartz*EARLY COPY GIVEAWAY*
From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side.


PRAISE FOR THE VELVET ROPE ECONOMY:
“A masterpiece of beautifully written, carefully reported social commentary...It is an indictment, a warning, a prediction, and a nuanced vision of our society. This book will become essential reading to understand this moment.”
—Adam Davidson, co-founder of Planet Money and author of The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century

“You’ll never look at boarding a plane—or privilege and polarization—the same way.”
—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit

“How often have you gritted your teeth as someone strolled past you to the front of the line? Or watched the curtain close to block your view of the passengers in first class? Schwartz decided not just to document all the ways our business culture has learned to cater to the rich at the expense of the rest of us, but to explain why it matters. It's an eye-opening exploration of a trend with many consequences, none of them good.”
—Joe Nocera, columnist, Bloomberg Opinion, and author of A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class

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