Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath by Todd Tarpley

04 June 2018 | By Todd Tarpley | Filed in: art-design.

After crossing raging rivers and tromping through the jungle, Naughty Ninja returns to his secret ninja training camp for lunch. But when he gets inside, his parents tell him he needs a bath. Before Naughty Ninja gets in the tub, he notices poisonous flies and an angry alligator circling his dad, who doesn’t even seem to know he’s in trouble. Good thing Naughty Ninja is around to save the day!

Amid sudsy fun, a boy’s imaginary ninja life and his everyday world collide in the ultimate bath time adventure.

Fearless by Fern Michaels

04 June 2018 | By Fern Michaels | Filed in: peninsula-campaign.

Enter for your chance to win a copy of FEARLESS by Fern Michaels!

Weaving a thread of suspense into her trademark powerful storytelling, #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels delivers a compelling new novel about a woman who learns that her new life may not be all it appears . . .
Anna Campbell is ready to take her first tentative steps back into the world after widowhood. On a singles cruise, she meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson, and the sparks between them are undeniable. Back home in West Texas, Anna and Ryan continue their romance, and Anna decides it’s time for their families to meet.

Anna is delighted when her daughter, Christina, hits it off with Ryan’s daughter, Renée. The two girls are close in age and have lots in common. Ryan’s son, Patrick, is college-bound and somewhat aloof, but Anna feels sure they’ll grow closer in time. She happily accepts Ryan’s proposal, confident in the bond they’ve formed.

But the idyllic relationships Anna is hoping for is quickly thrown into doubt. Ryan and his children may not be all she thinks they are. And as the situation grows more desperate, Anna must reach deep within and draw on all her courage and self-reliance to fight for the family and home she deserves...

Just a Boyfriend by Sariah Wilson

04 June 2018 | By Sariah Wilson | Filed in: functional-analysis.

The rules of love and second chances are due for a major-league shake-up in a warm, witty, and unpredictable romance by the bestselling author of The Friend Zone.

Ian “Bash” Sebastian and Ember Carlson were high school sweethearts…until their single parents got married. With one thorny twist of fate, a secret young crush went from on fire to off-limits. What could a new stepbrother do but bail? Now, after almost four years, Bash has returned to Seattle, and he’s back in Ember’s orbit at End of the Line. EOL is the go-to college for second-chance scholarships. But what about love?

Sure, the old hurts are there. So is the attraction—and it’s more magnetic than ever. Still, they’re adults now, levelheaded and just fine with the friend thing. If only to make family dinners less awkward. But when they agree to start dating other people, moving on threatens to bring them closer together than ever.

Is it time to admit their past to their parents? Even trickier, their hope for the future? Because Ember and Bash deserve a love story of their own. With all their defenses down, can they make it a happy ever after?

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness by Sarah Ramey

04 June 2018 | By Sarah Ramey | Filed in: basketball.

The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey’s years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head—but wasn’t. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored.

In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn't diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological.
The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness is a memoir with a mission: to help the millions of (mostly) women who suffer from unnamed or misunderstood conditions--autoimmune illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Lyme disease, chronic pain, and many more. Ramey's pursuit of a diagnosis and cure for her own mysterious illness becomes a page-turning medical mystery that reveals a new understanding of today's chronic illnesses as ecological in nature, driven by modern changes to the basic foundations of health, from the quality of our sleep, diet, and social connections to the state of our microbiomes. Her book will open eyes, change lives, and, ultimately, change medicine.

Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg

04 June 2018 | By Myla Goldberg | Filed in: ghosts.

Enter for a chance to win one of 25 early copies of the paperback edition of FEAST YOUR EYES by Bee Season author Myla Goldberg! Lauded as one of the best books of 2019 by the St. Louis Gazette, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Shelf Awareness, and NPR, you don't want to miss this “daringly inventive parable of female creativity and motherhood” (O, The Oprah Magazine) about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood in 1950s NYC.

Once Upon a Duke by Erica Ridley

04 June 2018 | By Erica Ridley | Filed in: social-change.

Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of ONCE UPON A DUKE, the first heartwarming regency romp in the laugh-out-loud 12 Dukes of Christmas series, from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author!

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

04 June 2018 | By Katy Rose Pool | Filed in: young-adult-romance.

Enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS!

Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews!

“A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” –Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer

"If you've been waiting for the next big fantasy series, it has arrived." --The Amazon Book Review

The Age of Darkness approaches.
Five lives stand in its way.
Who will stop it . . . or unleash it?

For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations—until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared.

All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course:

A prince exiled from his kingdom.
A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand.
A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart.
A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone.
And a dying girl on the verge of giving up.

One of them—or all of them—could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.

Little Gods by Meng Jin

04 June 2018 | By Meng Jin | Filed in: womens-rights.

Enter for your chance to win a hardcover copy of LITTLE GODS!

Combining the emotional resonance of Home Fire with the ambition and innovation of Asymmetry, LITTLE GODS is explores the complex web of grief, memory, time, physics, history, and selfhood in the immigrant experience, and the complicated bond between daughters and mothers.

On the night of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind’s arrow of time.

When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. Liya, who grew up in America, takes her mother’s ashes to China—to her, an unknown country. In a territory inhabited by the ghosts of the living and the dead, Liya’s memories are joined by those of two others: Zhu Wen, the woman last to know Su Lan before she left China, and Yongzong, the father Liya has never known. In this way a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya’s own sense of displacement.

No Winter Lasts Forever by Jonathan Epps

04 June 2018 | By Jonathan Epps | Filed in: edwardian.

Giveaway - new fiction from Jonathan Epps - No Winter Lasts Forever is an American thriller, taking on one of the biggest issues we face in public life: mass shootings.

The Amber Project by J.N. Chaney

04 June 2018 | By J.N. Chaney | Filed in: zen.

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 free copies of The Amber Project by J.N. Chaney.

200 years after the world ends, their future begins. In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery--and everything changes.

Come Back For Me by Corinne Michaels

04 June 2018 | By Corinne Michaels | Filed in: young-adult-paranormal.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 SIGNED COPIES of COME BACK FOR ME which is the newest emotional and riveting love story in the Arrowood Brothers series.

Release Date: 1/7/20

One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace.
No names.
No promises.
Just two broken people, desperate to quiet their pain and grief.

In the morning, she was gone and had taken my solace with her. I left for the military that day, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania.

When my father dies, I’m forced to go home to bury him. At least I'll finally be rid of his farm, which is grown over and tangled with memories I've fought to forget.

And that’s when I find her. She’s even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable kid I’ve ever seen.

Years have passed, but my feelings are the same, and this time I refuse to let her go. They say you can't bury the past, and they're right. Because when long-ago secrets are exposed, rocking us both to the core, I have no choice but to watch her walk away again . . .

Naked Came the Florida Man by Tim Dorsey

04 June 2018 | By Tim Dorsey | Filed in: young-adult-romance.

Enter for your chance to win a copy of NAKED CAME THE FLORIDA MAN by Tim Dorsey before it goes on sale January 7, 2020!

Though another devastating hurricane is raking Florida, its awesome power can’t stop the Sunshine State’s most loyal son, Serge A. Storms, from his latest scenic road trip: a cemetery tour. With his best bro Colman riding shotgun, Serge hits the highway in his ’69 gold Plymouth Satellite, putting pedal to the metal on a grand tour of the past. Beginning in Key West, the sunshine boys’ odyssey includes a forgotten mass grave in Palm Beach county holding the remains of African Americans killed by the Great Hurricane of 1928, and the resting place of one world-famous television dolphin (RIP Flipper) from the 1960s.

But one deadland—a haunted old sugar field—holds more than just the bones of those who’ve passed. For years, local children have whispered about a boogeyman hiding among the stalks. Could it be the same maniac known as Naked Florida man who’s been raising hell all over the place?

There are few things Serge loves more than solving a good mystery and bestowing justice on miscreants who sully his beloved home’s good name. With his partner bong boy, Florida’s psycho superhero will find the truth in this hilariously violent delight—packed with history, lore, and plenty of motel antics—from the insanely ingenious Tim Dorsey.

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The Highly Sensitive Parent by Elaine N. Aron

04 June 2018 | By Elaine N. Aron | Filed in: biology.

Enter for your chance to win a copy of THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PARENT by Elaine N. Aron!

Parenting is the most valuable and rewarding job in the world, and also one of the most challenging. This is especially true for highly sensitive people. Highly sensitive parents are unusually attuned to their children. They think deeply about every issue affecting their kids and have strong emotions, both positive and negative, in response. For highly sensitive people, parenting offers unique stresses—but the good news is that sensitivity can also be a parent’s most valuable asset, leading to increased personal joy and a closer, happier relationship with their child.
Dr. Elaine Aron, world-renowned author of the classic The Highly Sensitive Person and other bestselling books on the trait of high sensitivity, has written an indispensable guide for these parents. Drawing on extensive research and her own experience, she helps highly sensitive parents identify and address the implications of their heightened sensitivity, offering:

A self-examination test to help parents identify their level of sensitivity

Tools to cope with overstimulation

Advice on dealing with the negative feelings that can surround parenting

Ways to manage the increased social stimulation and interaction that comes with having a child

Techniques to deal with shyness around other parents

Insight into the five big problems that face highly sensitive parents in relationships—and how to work through them.

The Twin Towers by Richard Todd

04 June 2018 | By Richard Todd | Filed in: words.

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"Todd grippingly conjures a what-if time-travel scenario that’s unusually believable.” — Kirkus

"★★★★★ The integration of the time travel storyline with the real events that happened on that day are seamless. If I didn’t know better, I would think this could have really happened."— Manhattan Book Review

"A compelling premise that’s strengthened by solid scientific explanations, well-rounded characters, and nail-biting suspense.” — Kirkus

“All I can say is WOW!- Goodreads user, Carla”

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You’ll say “WOW” too!

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 Kindle copies of book 1 in the “Time Tunnel” series.

Martyred by Alisha Perkins

04 June 2018 | By Alisha Perkins | Filed in: yuri.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 copies of the Martyred ebook this holiday season.

Timely. Powerful. Badass.

Big little lies meets Dexter.

A story where cultural misogyny collides with the incredible power of female friendships.

Every woman sacrifices. Career for kids. Her own well being for her husband. Her ideals and goals for the patriarchal world at large.Sacrifice is in their nature... but is it in their blood?

On an impromptu girls' weekend it didn't take long for things to fall into place, picking up right where they left off as if nothing had changed. Until everything changed.

The slit in her dress was not an invitation, but merely a rejection of the idea that she was no longer sexy. She had dressed up tonight to try to feel good about the woman who under all of it was crumbling. And yet he took advantage anyway.

Three friends who had survived everything life seemed to throw at them prove time and again that while the world might try to break them, their love was one that the storybooks rarely write about. The love between women who survived broken foundations to form an indestructible bond.

But can it survive the ultimate test?
An attack on one of their own.

They aren't wounded women. They are warriors.

Not just management and mothers. They are martyrs.

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

04 June 2018 | By Kathy Reichs | Filed in: russian-federation.

Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advance readers copies of Kathy Reichs's new Temperance Brennan novel, A CONSPIRACY OF BONES! Tempe must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse and its connection to a decade-old missing child.

Mindful Framing by Oscar Segurado

04 June 2018 | By Oscar Segurado | Filed in: feminist-studies.

Mindful Framing: Transform Your Anxiety Into Vital Energy describes a revolutionary mindfulness practice and related NEO Chi lifestyle. This is a life-changing approach to address anxiety and stress, epidemic in today’s fast-paced world. Oscar Segurado is a physician scientist passionate for integrative medicine who has uncovered how stress and anxiety can trigger serious immune-mediated diseases, including cancer, chronic infections, and autoimmunity.
Mindful Framing and the NEO Chi Lifestyle create an ethical, empathetic and wellness-oriented frame of mind that captures anxiety triggers and transforms them into vital energy. Supported with written and audiovisual materials available at mindfulbook.org, you will find the path to achieve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey

04 June 2018 | By Jess Lourey | Filed in: bulgaria.

Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems.

Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them.

All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale.

One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed—violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

Below the Brilliant Stars by C. Elyana Brooke

04 June 2018 | By C. Elyana Brooke | Filed in: yuri.

TWO STARS, TWO MEN, TWO LOVES...

Lily Randolph, troubled by her familial past, is reckless, restless, and a beauty. She escapes her small town life in East Monmouth, outside Boston, to seek adventure and excitement in the Big Apple, New York City. There she meets the dashing unconventional young conductor of the New York City Symphony Orchestra, Sterling Granville, and her life changes irrevocably.

Will Frank DiSanto, a sweet and considerate divorce lawyer at Lily's law firm, heal her heart during the Christmas season? Or perhaps, her boss, the enigmatic Jib McCally, who thinks that she has the perfection of a goddess, will win her for himself? When is the timing right for love? Letters from the past speak to Lily, but do these hold the clue to her future happiness?

THREE STARS, THREE MEN, AND LOVE...

Who will Lily choose?

A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE THAT IS GREAT READING FOR ANY TIME OF YEAR!

Another atypical, deeply psychological, and emotional love story, written as a memoir, from the pen of C. Elyana Brooke, author of To Find Polaris!

Chasing Brother Moon by Catherine Cruzan

04 June 2018 | By Catherine Cruzan | Filed in: plays.

Return to a New Realm of Fantasy in Catherine's 2nd installment of the Elfkind series.

Before the fall of the greatest human city, a shrewd yet down-on-his-luck thief wanted to change his fate. All he had to do was trade an elf for a Damandrin stone of power. It was a simple plan until his ill-conceived alliances set him on a collision course with the thieves’ guild, a macabre brotherhood of magic-wielders, a band of Elvin warriors, and the most powerful sorcerer in Damandrin. If not for a disenfranchised Elvin Warden and her wolf companion, he would already be dead.

Fight of the Century by Michael Chabon

04 June 2018 | By Michael Chabon | Filed in: satanism.

Enter to win an advanced copy of Fight of the Century, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ACLU, featuring original essays by the most influential writers at work today—including Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn Ward, and more—each writing about a landmark ACLU case.

The New Rules of Pregnancy by Adrienne L. Simone

04 June 2018 | By Adrienne L. Simone | Filed in: research.

2019 NATIONAL PARENTING PRODUCT AWARD WINNER

Enter for a chance to win one of 35 signed copies of The New Rules of Pregnancy: What to Eat, Do, Think About, and Let Go Of While Your Body Is Making a Baby, by Jaqueline Worth M.D. and Adrienne L. Simone M.D.

“A mindful, intelligent guide—supportive, concise, and full of actionable advice. This is the pregnancy book I would give to my daughter.”
—Frank Lipman, MD

Finally, a calming pregnancy book that cuts through the noise to tell expectant mothers exactly what they need to know—and what they can stop obsessing about and over-researching. In The New Rules of Pregnancy, two leading OB-GYNs guide you, the modern pregnant woman, through all aspects of pregnant life in an easy-to-digest, compassionate, and motivating way. Instead of a detailed week-by-week look at your baby’s development, it’s all about you, and how to help your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. It assumes an intelligent, busy reader (who, somewhere inside, is shouting, “Just tell me what to do!”). Every aspect of pregnant life is covered—from the practical details (how to fly pregnant) to the complex issues (“What makes it postpartum depression?”). The book also covers that critical “fourth trimester”—“Nursing” and “How to Feel Like Yourself Again”—because once the baby is born, self-care typically goes out the window, and you really need someone to have your back.

We Will Rise by Steve Beaven

04 June 2018 | By Steve Beaven | Filed in: usability.

The inspiring true story of the tragic loss and triumphant resurrection of a basketball team and its coach at the heart of a small Indiana town.

By 1977 the University of Evansville’s Purple Aces basketball team had won five small-college national championships. With a charismatic young coach and a freshman phenom, this small Indiana city hoped to see its team shine in the national spotlight. Then, on a foggy night, after just four games, the plane carrying the team and its coach crashed after takeoff, killing everyone on board.

The tragedy seemed insurmountable, a devastating blow to the identity of a fading factory town. But, with the support of a city in mourning, ambitious new coach Dick Walters promised to rebuild the cherished institution. Assembling a team of castoffs, walk-ons, and overachievers, Walters restored the legacy of the team and its fans. Against all odds, his young men made history.

A tribute to those who were lost, and to those who carried on, We Will Rise is the rich and powerful story of an underdog team and its fans and the spirit of a resilient community.

Actress by Anne Enright

04 June 2018 | By Anne Enright | Filed in: zambia.

Enter for a chance to win an advance reader's copy of ACTRESS, a brilliant and moving novel about celebrity, sexual power, and a daughter’s search to understand her mother’s hidden truths from Man Booker Prize winner Anne Enright.

Katherine O’Dell is an Irish theater legend. As her daughter Norah retraces her mother’s celebrated career and bohemian life, she delves into long-kept secrets, both her mother’s and her own. Katherine began her career on Ireland’s bus-and-truck circuit before making it to London’s West End, Broadway, and finally Hollywood. Every moment of her life is a star turn, with young Norah standing in the wings. But the mother-daughter romance cannot survive Katherine’s past or the world’s damage. With age, alcohol, and dimming stardom, her grip on reality grows fitful and, fueled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime. ACTRESS is finally a book about the freedom we find in our work and in the love we make and keep.

Best Friends by Shannon Hale

04 June 2018 | By Shannon Hale | Filed in: us-presidents.

Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of BEST FRIENDS!

A National and New York Times Bestseller!

The creators of Real Friends Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path in the graphic novel, Best Friends.

Follow your heart. Find your people.

Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school.

But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she’s allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them?

A Bounty with Strings by Markus Matthews

04 June 2018 | By Markus Matthews | Filed in: cw-iuka-corinth.

Enter a chance to win one of 100 Kindle editions of A Bounty with Strings, the first book in an exciting new Urban Fantasy series by Markus Matthews. A Personal Bounty (book three in the series) was just released on November 27th.

The giveaway ends December 24th, so the winners will have a digital Santa delivering their Kindle copy for Christmas. Best of all, this Santa doesn’t care if you have been naughty or nice. :)

About the book - Air elemental Zack Stevens, while pursuing a bounty, rescues a group of Enhanced individuals. Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, a hit contract on one of the group puts them all in danger. Zack now must bring these strangers together as a team if they are to have any hope of surviving…

Connect First by Melanie A. Katzman

04 June 2018 | By Melanie A. Katzman | Filed in: golden-age-mystery.

Enter for a chance to win one of 25 advanced copies of Connect First, the new book by Melanie Katzman, PhD - actions you can take immediately to create a deeply rewarding work life by connecting to yourself, your organization, and the world at large.