Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth KeaneEnter for a chance to win one of 100 e-copies of ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane!

“One of the most unpretentiously profound books I've read in a long time… Keane writes with deep familiarity and precision about the lives of this particular generation… As a writer, Keane reminds me a lot of Ann Patchett: Both have the magical ability to seem to be telling ‘only’ a closely-observed domestic tale that transforms into something else deep and, yes, universal. In Keane's case, that ‘something else’ is a story about forgiveness and acceptance… modestly magnificent.”—Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

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Categories: occult-detective


The Knife Thrower’s Wife by Sheila McGraw

The Knife Thrower’s Wife by Sheila  McGrawEnter to win The Knife Thrower's Wife, an unputdownable, twisty, dark, and unexpectedly humorous thriller.

Illustrator Julia Green thinks she's living the dream in suburban Houston, until she has sleepwalking nightmares featuring her husband as a knife thrower with scantily clad Julia strapped to his target. And Austin's aim is regrettably poor.

Along with the nightmares she also has wild and funny daydreams. Wondering what her subconscious is trying to tell her, she paints and analyzes her dreamscapes. Soon, as Julia questions her lifestyle and state of mind, she exhumes present and past betrayals and secrets, and realizes that her friend, Trix, is correct -- that she's been a mushroom -- kept in the dark and fed shit.

When an unexpected tragedy occurs, Julia becomes the focus of the media and police, and she must cast off her submissive persona, find inner strength, and navigate treacherous waters to her long-overdue awakening.

From FOREWORD/CLARION REVIEWS:
In Sheila McGraw's energetic, polished mystery The Knife Thrower's Wife, cracks begin to appear in a long marriage. The book is realistic in its depiction of a family picking up the pieces of a marital implosion...

In humorous fantasy scenes, Julia slips into daydreaming about how she would react more assertively to people if she had no personal and social constraints...

Visual lines show how Julia feels "tiny, hairy centipede feet of fear" and capture her house as "a domestic detention unit".

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Categories: zen


The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken

The Princess Knight by G.A. AikenEnter for your chance to win a copy of THE PRINCESS KNIGHT by G.A. Aiken!

Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of battle. With her fellow War Monks, she worshipped the war gods, rained destruction on her enemies, and raised the dead when the fancy took her. Until her sister Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen, and Gemma broke faith with her order to journey to the Amichai Mountain and fight by Keeley’s side.

The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader-in-waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma’s ruthless younger sister Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma’s problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice. If her conviction can’t sway them, perhaps Quinn’s irritating, irreverent, clearly unhinged, ferocity will win the day . . .

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Categories: amateur-sleuth


Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Written in the Stars by Alexandria BellefleurEnter now for a chance to win a finished copy of Alexandra Bellefleur’s queer Bridget Jones-esque rom-com debut!

“With perfectly woven vulnerability and playfulness, Written in the Stars is a riotous and heartfelt read. I was hooked from the very first page!” — Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In a Holidaze

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How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa ColeEnter for a chance to win the first book in Alyssa Cole's new Runaway Royals series!

When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider, and everything she was taught about being the perfect wife goes disastrously wrong.

A king must rule with an iron fist, and newly crowned King Sanyu was born perfectly fitted for the gauntlet, even if he wishes he weren’t. He agrees to take a wife as is required of him, though he doesn’t expect to actually fall in love. Even more vexing? His beguiling new queen seems to have the answers to his country’s problems—except no one will listen to her.

By day, they lead separate lives. By night, she wears the crown, and he bows to her demands in matters of politics and passion. When turmoil erupts in their kingdom and their marriage, Shanti goes on the run, and Sanyu must learn whether he has what it takes both to lead his people and to catch his queen.

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Categories: viking-romance


The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith

The Unspoken by Ian K. SmithIn this new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ian K. Smith, an ex-cop turned private investigator seeks justice on the vibrant, dangerous streets of Chicago.

Former Chicago detective Ashe Cayne is desperate for redemption. After refusing to participate in a police department cover-up involving the death of a young black man, Cayne is pushed out of the force. But he won’t sit quietly on the sidelines: he’s compelled to fight for justice as a private investigator…even if it means putting himself in jeopardy.

When a young woman, Tinsley Gerrigan, goes missing, her wealthy parents from the North Shore hire Cayne to find her. As Cayne looks into her life and past, he uncovers secrets Tinsley’s been hiding from her family. Cayne fears he may never find Tinsley alive.

His worries spike when Tinsley’s boyfriend is found dead—another black man murdered on the tough Chicago streets. Cayne must navigate his complicated relationships within the Chicago PD, leveraging his contacts and police skills to find the missing young woman, see justice done, and earn his redemption.

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Categories: fire-engines


Boot by Charles L. Templeton

Boot by Charles L. Templeton


Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 ebooks of the Amazon bestseller, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam by Charles L Templeton.

A debut postmodern literary novel that explores the madness of the Vietnam War.

While much has been written about the Vietnam War from those who lived through it, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam is an undeniably unique and surreal reflection on that troubled time in history. A linguistic triumph about military failure, the book is a truly unusual tale from the perspective of a Marine helicopter crew chief, George Orwell (G.O.) Hill.

In the Fall of 1968, George Orwell Hill finds himself in the middle of the war in Vietnam. G.O., as he is known to his fellow crew members in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265, enters the conflict with all of the biases and prejudices you might expect from a young man from south Texas. G.O. is a dreamer, much in the same vein as Walter Mitty, which gives the reader an opportunity to see into his mind and thought processes as well as his heart. The word ‘absurd’ derives from the Latin word for deaf, ‘surdus.’ Fittingly, the absurd universe of the Boot is deaf to G.O.’s attempts to understand or to influence it. His protracted journey of self-discovery, survival, and trying to find meaning in his life, are in vain. That is, until he finally embraces his absurd existence, and throws himself wholeheartedly into experiencing the surreal realities life has provided for him.

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Categories: hard-science-fiction


The Good Fight by Jana Kramer

The Good Fight by Jana KramerHosts of the award-winning Whine Down podcast, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin explore the raw and real moments of their marriage—what it means to love, to fight, and to sincerely forgive—with spiritual guidance and practical advice for anyone seeking stronger, more fulfilling love.

From the beginning, Mike and Jana had the kind of everyday arguments that drive even the happiest couples apart. Money, careers, insecurity, jealousy...And then kids, infidelity, addiction, and growing walls around their individual hearts. Many people would have separated. But Jana and Mike discovered something invaluable: While fighting under the worst possible circumstances, they learned how to fight for each other with respect, kindness, humor, and faith.

The Good Fight reveals how one couple decided to honor their forever love by battling it out and staying together, told from both sides. With honesty, warmth, and hilarity, Jana and Mike walk us through the details of the most complicated fights of their past. They show readers how they've communicated, prayed, forgiven, and radically embraced each other to live their happiest, most fulfilling lives possible, and offer lessons anyone—married, dating, single—can use to give and receive lasting love.

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Categories: x-men


A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy

A Life Worth Living by Louise  GuyAre some white lies simply too big to forgive?

Eve and Leah are identical twins—but beyond that, they’re polar opposites. Struggling journalist Leah envies Eve’s seemingly perfect life—the loyal husband, the beautiful twin daughters, the stellar career—little knowing that what Eve longs for most is Leah’s independence.

When a shocking event upends their world, one woman seizes a split-second chance to change everything and follow her sister down a different life path. It’s a spontaneous choice, but there’s no going back. How will she deal with the fallout when covering up one untruth means lying to everyone—about everything?

One thing is clear: both twins have secrets, and both just want to be happy. But what price will they pay to live the life they’ve always wanted?

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Forgetting You by L.A. Casey

Forgetting You by L.A. CaseyThe fiery new romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.A. Casey—can Noah unlock her memories…and find true love?

When Noah Ainsley wakes up in a hospital room with no recollection of how she got there, all she knows is that she needs to see Elliot, the love of her life. Then she learns the horrifying truth: her short-term memory has been destroyed by a car accident . She and Elliot broke up five years ago. And now she’s married to Anderson, a man she doesn’t even recognise.

In an instant Noah’s world is turned on its head. All she wants is Elliot by her side, but it’s clear Anderson is hurt by her rejection. Can she really have fallen in love with this stranger? Nothing makes sense—and when even Elliot refuses to answer her questions, Noah is left feeling all alone.

But as her memories slowly return, Noah begins to wonder if she’s been wrong to shut Anderson out—and wrong to put all her trust in Elliot. The ex she loves and the husband she doesn’t remember hold the keys to her past. And when the truth is finally revealed, which future will Noah’s heart choose?

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Categories: high-school


The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir

The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda KeirMr. Wright has everything. All that’s left to give him is what he deserves.

Lark has good things coming: a career as a board-game designer and a whirlwind romance with a handsome investor. Trip is so compassionate and supportive, he’s almost too good to be true.

Jessica has always been cautious, but she can’t resist Jonathan. The brilliant TED-talking visionary has big plans for his inspiring medical start-up. Now Jessica is invited to be part of the team—and to partner with the founder outside the office.

Holly has settled into a comfortable life with Jack, her husband of nearly twenty years. They’ve raised three children, they own a beautiful home, and they’ve founded a worthy charity. She’s proud of building a marriage that has endured—she just doesn’t want to look too closely at the cracks.

Lark, Jessica, and Holly are three strangers with so much in common it hurts. Their one and only is one and the same.

The charming Mr. Wright’s serial lies are about to catch up with him…

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Categories: modern-classics


Basketful of Heads by Joe Hill

Basketful of Heads by Joe HillTURN A NEW PAGE IN FEAR! Enter for a chance to win one of 10 copies of BASKETFUL OF HEADS!

From New York Times bestselling writer JOE HILL (NOS4A2, Locke & Key) comes BASKETFUL OF HEADS, the first series in the smash-hit lineup of the Hill House Comics library. Featuring incredible artwork by LEOMACS (Lucifer), this spine-tingling hardcover collection—with a deluxe vellum jacket—includes the entire seven-issue miniseries, as well as character designs and behind-the-scenes sketches.

June Branch is in trouble. She’s trapped on Brody Island with nowhere to run. Her boyfriend, Liam, has been kidnapped. And four bloodthirsty escaped convicts will stop at nothing to find her. All poor June has to defend herself with is a strange Viking axe with the terrifying power to decapitate a person and leave their head still talking. If she’s going to save Liam and herself, June will have to keep a cool head...or even a whole basketful of them!

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Categories: southern


Super Rooster Saves the Day by Maureen Wright

Super Rooster Saves the Day by Maureen WrightRalph the rooster has big dreams of becoming a superhero. But the other farm animals aren’t so sure—except for Rosie the pig, that is. She’s Ralph’s best friend, and she believes in him. As Ralph and Rosie hang around the farm, there are just no opportunities to be a superhero and save the day...until the farmer turns on the radio, and the “Chicken Dance” song starts playing. POW-WOW! Suddenly it seems that Ralph may have some super powers after all...or does he? Join Ralph and Rosie as they prove that believing in yourself and being a good friend is what makes a true superhero.

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Categories: star-trek-enterprise


The Haunting of H. G. Wells by Robert Masello

The Haunting of H. G. Wells by Robert MaselloA plot against England that even the genius of H. G. Wells could not have imagined.

It’s 1914. The Great War grips the world—and from the Western Front a strange story emerges…a story of St. George and a brigade of angels descending from heaven to fight beside the beleaguered British troops. But can there be any truth to it?

H. G. Wells, the most celebrated writer of his day—author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man—is dispatched to find out. There, he finds an eerie wasteland inhabited by the living, the dead, and those forever stranded somewhere in between…a no-man’s-land whose unhappy souls trail him home to London, where a deadly plot, one that could turn the tide of war, is rapidly unfolding.

In league with his young love, the reporter and suffragette Rebecca West, Wells must do battle with diabolical forces—secret agents and depraved occultists—to save his sanity, his country, and ultimately the world.

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Categories: historical-mystery


This Secret Thing by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

This Secret Thing by Marybeth Mayhew WhalenOut of love. Out of protection. Out of fear. Everyone has a reason to lie.

Everyone in Raleigh, North Carolina, is talking about Norah Ramsey, the single mother accused of being a suburban madam. But Norah’s not the only one keeping secrets.

After her mother’s arrest, Norah’s teenage daughter, Violet, is devastated and alone. She has no one to turn to until her grandmother Polly arrives. Polly, long estranged from Norah, is running from her own troubles. Down the street, Bess, once Norah’s best friend, desperately tries to hide secrets while Casey, Bess’s daughter, flees college after a traumatic event, only to find that home isn’t the safe haven she expected. And Nico, the detective who has doggedly pursued Norah Ramsey in hopes that she will lead him to his missing brother, is drawn further into these women’s lives while facing his own domestic disturbance.

Scandal has brought each of them to a crossroads. Now, as they delve into Norah’s secrets, they must come to terms with secrets of their own—ones that still have the power to hurt or to heal.

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A Duchess a Day by Charis Michaels

A Duchess a Day by Charis MichaelsEnter now for a chance to win a galley of Charis Michael’s A DUCHESS A DAY, a new fairy-tale inspired historical romance. A mercenary known as “The Huntsman” is assigned as a bodyguard to an heiress looking to get out of a marriage to a vain and boring duke.

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