Rival Sisters by Louise Guy

01 January 2019 | By Louise Guy | Filed in: humor.

Tragedy pushed them apart. Can troubled times bring them back together?

Hannah and Nat were teenagers when their mum died in a terrible accident. The pain of it tore them apart, creating a rift that they’ve never been able to bridge. Neither is able to understand or appreciate her sister’s perspective, each quick to be riled by the other.

Both women have been indelibly shaped by the tragedy. Hannah is controlling, desperate to protect her loved ones in a way she failed to do with her mum. Meanwhile, Nat is forever running from the ‘selfish daughter’ label that she was marked with after the accident.

Now secrets in both women’s lives threaten to bring them down. Help may be close at hand, but neither can see it. But with life falling apart and the truth in short supply, can they finally see past their differences to the bond that could bring them together?

The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

01 January 2019 | By Diane Armstrong | Filed in: punk.

Is he a hero or a traitor? Based on astonishing true events set in the darkest days of World War II in Budapest, this is an enthralling story of heroism, vengeance, passion, and betrayal. It is also the story of three women linked by a secret that threatens to destroy their lives. Enter now for a chance to win 1 of 50 galley copies of The Collaborator.

In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk

01 January 2019 | By Lindsey Kelk | Filed in: business.

A missed chance leads to a second chance romance in this new story from rom com queen Lindsey Kelk! Enter now for a chance to win 1 of 50 advance copies.

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When Ros comes home after three years away, she’s ready to pick up with life exactly where she left it. But her friends have moved on, her parents have rekindled their romance, and her bedroom is now a garden shed. All of a sudden, she’s swept up in nostalgia for the way things were.

Then her phone begins to ping, with messages from her old life, including one number she thought she’d erased for good—the one belonging to the man who broke her heart.

Is this her second chance at one big love? Sometimes we all want to see what we’ve been missing…

The Last Piece by Imogen Clark

01 January 2019 | By Imogen Clark | Filed in: world-war-i.

A sudden departure. A story decades in the making.

The chaotic but happy equilibrium of the Nightingale family is thrown into disarray when Cecily—whose children can’t remember her ever being remotely spontaneous—disappears to a Greek island with no warning or explanation.

Her reasons for doing something so out of character are a total mystery to her three daughters, high-powered executive Felicity, unfulfilled GP Julia and organised mother-of-five Lily. What connection could she possibly have with Kefalonia?

But Cecily has gone to continue a story she thought ended decades ago—one that could have a huge impact on her family. And when she returns, she’ll have to tell them the truth.

Will Cecily be able to hold her family together once she reveals her big secret? And might she discover that she’s not the only one with a story to tell?

Across the Winding River by Aimie K. Runyan

01 January 2019 | By Aimie K. Runyan | Filed in: star-trek-the-next-generation.

A woman unlocks the mystery of her father’s wartime past in a moving novel about secrets, sacrifice, and the power of love by the bestselling author of Daughters of the Night Sky.

Beth Cohen wants to make the most of the months she has left with her elderly father, Max. His only request of his daughter is to go through the long-forgotten box of memorabilia from his days as a medic on the western front. Then, among his wartime souvenirs, Beth finds a photograph of her father with an adoring and beautiful stranger—a photograph worth a thousand questions.

It was 1944 when Max was drawn into the underground resistance by the fearless German wife of a Nazi officer. Together, she and Max were willing to risk everything for what they believed was right. Ahead of them lay a dangerous romance, a dream of escape, and a destiny over which neither had control.

But Max isn’t alone in his haunting remembrances of war. In a nearby private care home is a fragile German-born woman with her own past to share. Only when the two women meet does Beth realize how much more to her father there is to know, all the ways in which his heart still breaks, and the closure he needs to heal it.

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

01 January 2019 | By Kevin Kwan | Filed in: freight.

A GMA Book Club Pick for July

Get set to jet from Capri to the Hamptons to the posh apartments of Park Avenue.

The author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with a glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men: the WASPY fiancé of her family’s dreams and George Zao, the man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with.

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

01 January 2019 | By Kristin Harmel | Filed in: russia.

*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shipments may be delayed.*

Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the international bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker’s Wife.

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer—but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

The Gentleman Thief by Kate Gragg

01 January 2019 | By Kate Gragg | Filed in: retellings.

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Joe Thorne, an overgrown chimneysweep with thievish ambitions, has got himself in trouble. After his bothersome magical cough turns his hard-earned/stolen treasure to literal potatoes, he is unwillingly swept up into an adventure on the mystical Isle of Teems. Joe wades through a tide of curses, murder, and the disgusting countryside to unravel the mystery of the missing knights with an old friend, frog-man, and a sentient handkerchief by his side.

The Carolyn Factor by J.J. Bruce

01 January 2019 | By J.J. Bruce | Filed in: battle-of-britain.

Enter to win one of 100 copies we are giving away of "The Carolyn Factor" by J. J. Bruce.

"First and foremost, a thriller, with dangery and duplicity around every turn...doesn't stint on the auction...a lean narrative with few wasted words. Suspense and romance blend beautifully in this story of two lost souls. -- Kirkus Reviews

Max Kugar is on the run.

Max Kugar is a dealer in vintage sporting and military treasures, a veteran of Afghanistan combat, and owns a history of heartbreak with women named Carolyn.

Another Carolyn, an unsuccessful actress, retains Kugar to broker the sale of her priceless Japanese sword inherited from her grandfather who obtained the sword at the end of World War II, under mysterious circumstances.

Now Kugar must broker the sword without attracting the attention of the Japanese or US Governments, while eluding Carolyn’s psychopath brother and his drug cartel partners, who are determined to own the priceless sword for their own devices--at any cost—and killing anyone in their way.

Kugar and Carolyn go on the run as they search for a buyer—attempting to stay alive while their pursuers are determined they will not.

Red Mistress by Elizabeth Blackwell

01 January 2019 | By Elizabeth Blackwell | Filed in: wonder-woman.

In the wake of the Russian Revolution, a determined young woman breaks with her past to become a spy in 1920s Paris, where shadowy intrigues and a dangerous romance put her loyalty to the test.

In the spring of 1914, Nadia Shulkina, the daughter of Russian aristocrats, looks toward a bright future. She has no premonitions of war, let alone the revolution that is about to destroy her comfortable world.

Her once-noble family is stripped of every possession, and more terrible losses soon follow. To save what’s left of her family and future, Nadia marries a zealous Bolshevik in an act of calculated reinvention.

It won’t be her last.

When she agrees to work undercover for the Soviets in 1920s Paris, Nadia is drawn into a beautiful yet treacherous world of secrets and deceit. Beset by conflicting loyalties and tested by a forbidden love affair, she becomes embroiled in a conspiracy that ends with a shocking murder. What chances will she take to determine her own fate?

Asterix Omnibus #1 by René Goscinny

01 January 2019 | By René Goscinny | Filed in: omegaverse.

Enter for your chance to win a collection of classic Asterix stories with brand new translations in a beautiful new Omnibus edition!

Asterix is celebrating 60 sensational years as an international comics superstar, and in the first collected edition from Papercutz, the stories are newly translated into American English for a new generation of fans! The story of Asterix starts here. These are the first three adventures of Asterix as he defends his tiny village from the overwhelming forces of the Roman Empire. Join the short, spunky, and super-powerful warrior from Gaul and his faithful friends--including the boar-eating delivery man Obelix and the ecologically-minded canine, Dogmatix--as they battle to protect their village against impossible odds. Asterix Omnibus volume one collects “Asterix the Gaul,” “Asterix and the Golden Sickle,” and “Asterix and the Goths.” Three classic adventures in one great volume.

Empire High Untouchables by Ivy Smoak

01 January 2019 | By Ivy Smoak | Filed in: young-adult.

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Empire High Untouchables is a high school bully romance between a small-town girl and Manhattan’s most elite son.

Winners will win SIGNED paperbacks.

Book Description:

The Untouchables. That’s what everyone calls the Hunter and Caldwell brothers. At least, it’s my best friend’s nickname for them. And since she’s the only one that talks to me at my new school, I’ll take her word for it.

The nickname probably comes from the fact that they’re exorbitantly wealthy. Old wealth. The kind that isn’t flaunted around. But you can tell by the way they carry themselves. Or maybe the name just refers to the fact that they’re so beautiful it’s almost hard to look at them.

No matter the reason for their nickname, it’s an ironic one. Because I’ve only been going to this school for a week and I already want to touch.

All's Well by John Lefebvre

01 January 2019 | By John Lefebvre | Filed in: vicksburg-campaign.

“...never before have I come across a book that explores consciousness, goodness and freedom.”--Goodreads 5-star review
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This rollicking treatise blends philosophy, metaphysics and ethics into an original, lyrical meditation on our place in the Universe, both the distance we have come and the much longer way before us. All's Well offers the keys to perfecting our purpose: establishing Freedom for All.

The Descent by Matt Brolly

01 January 2019 | By Matt Brolly | Filed in: lapidary.

Were they pushed to the edge—or over it?

In the quiet coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, a body is discovered at the foot of a cliff just months after a near-identical tragedy—and Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell can’t believe it could be a coincidence.

Next to the body, she discovers a note that echoes one found beside the first: Death is not the end. Louise is certain that behind these desperate acts someone is pulling the strings, but how many more will plunge to their demise before she can find out who—and why?

Struggling to stay focused under the strain of her troubled brother’s disappearance with his young daughter, Louise hits a much-needed breakthrough when a third tragedy points to the involvement of a charismatic cult leader. The suspect is within her sights, but he knows she’s on to him…

Short on proof and with the body count rising, can Louise intercept his deadly mission—or has she taken on an unbeatable foe?

Home to Me by Catherine Bybee

01 January 2019 | By Catherine Bybee | Filed in: medical.

A brave woman’s flight from the past leads her toward new love in a novel about courage, hope, and second chances by Catherine Bybee, New York Times bestselling author of My Way to You.

After Erin Fleming escapes from her controlling and abusive ex, she finds refuge in the heart of Santa Clarita, California. Eager to start over, she has a new name, a new look, and a new career. Settled into a private guesthouse, Erin can breathe free. Far from the shadows she’s outrun, Erin is finally learning to live for herself. Her new unexpected friendship with her landlord starts to crack open the armor Erin’s enclosed herself in. But it’s Matt who speeds up the pace of Erin’s heart and makes her wish for things she believes she can never have.

Matt Hudson, a firefighter in one of California’s wildfire epicenters, has a passion for danger. He lives for the adrenaline rush his profession awards him. But his protective instincts take over once Matt meets Erin. So does an attraction he can’t deny. Above all else, he’s determined to prove to Erin that she can trust him. As the sparks between them ignite, so does a real-world danger. Erin’s past is not letting go. It’s just in hiding.

Before Erin’s ex finds her, she and Matt have to find him. And finally put an end to everything that’s becoming a threat to their love, and to Erin’s life.

The Divine Boys by Laura Restrepo

01 January 2019 | By Laura Restrepo | Filed in: sword-and-planet.

From acclaimed Colombian author Laura Restrepo comes a prize-winning novel inspired by a true crime that shattered a community and exposed the dark recesses of toxic masculinity and privilege.

Immune to the consequences of immorality, five privileged young men in Bogotá bond over a shared code: worship drugs and drink, exploit women, and scorn the underclass.

As males, they declare the right to freedom of pleasure. As friends, only disloyalty to each other is forbidden. When a little girl from the slums disappears, the limits of a perverse and sacred bond will be tested in ways none of them could have imagined.

Hauntingly true, this daringly told work of fiction explores the tragic dynamic between genders, social classes, and victim and victimizer, and between five men whose intolerable transgressions will shake the conscience of a country.

Behemoth by H.P. Newquist

01 January 2019 | By H.P. Newquist | Filed in: adventure.

Enter to win one of 10 signed copies of BEHEMOTH . . . One of the best reviewed horror novels of the year!

Here is some of the praise reviewers have given to BEHEMOTH:

The Horror Review says "BEHEMOTH is old-school gothic horror and historical horror mixed with modern-world superstitions and prejudices and that makes things that much more chilling. Newquist has created a fine horror novel that dares to be called literary/historical fiction and entertains the reader from start to finish."

"I'm not a fan of the frequently overused phrase "unputdownable" but there really is no other way to describe this book. This was easily a 5 star read . . . on my top reads of the year list."
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"Newquist is an accomplished writer and it shows on each page of BEHEMOTH. A wild ride that doesn’t ease up on tension, BEHEMOTH is a must-read for any horror junkie."
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"One of the best books I've read in a very long time. Sent chills up my spine to where I thought I might need a priest . . ."
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All About Us by Tom Ellen

01 January 2019 | By Tom Ellen | Filed in: young-adult-science-fiction.

It's Christmas in July! Enter now for a chance to win this captivating novel of heartbreak, loss, friendship, and hope set around the holidays!

If you could turn back the clock, would you choose a different life?

Ben’s always loved the month of December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic.

Then his old friend Alice gets back in touch. Ben’s always thought of Alice as the one that got away, and he can’t help but wonder: what if he’d done things differently all those years ago?

He never imagines he might get to find out… but when a stranger sells Ben a mysterious watch one freezing winter’s night, he’s astonished to wake up the next morning on December 5th, 2005: the day he first kissed Daphne, leaving Alice behind.

Now Ben must make the biggest decision of his life, all over again. But this time around, will he finally find the courage to follow his heart?

All About Us is a powerful love story about how the choices we make throughout our lives shape our destiny.

The Son and Heir by Alexander Münninghoff

01 January 2019 | By Alexander Münninghoff | Filed in: world-history.

A prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.

What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.

In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.

Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.

Beyond Valor by Jon Erwin

01 January 2019 | By Jon Erwin | Filed in: japanese-history.

Enter to win a Beyond Valor: A World War II Story of Extraordinary Heroism, Sacrificial Love, and a Race against Time.

Beyond Valor is an extraordinary tale of unspeakable bravery, heroism, a courageous teenage bride unfailing love, and the faith, and devotion that secured them all.

The Jesus Contact by Linda K. Miller

01 January 2019 | By Linda K. Miller | Filed in: burundi.

Enter for a chance to win one of 12 signed copies of The Jesus Contact by Linda K. Miller.

A true story of one woman's spiritual journey from the Metaphysical to Christ through actual encounters with Jesus.

Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae

01 January 2019 | By Avanti Centrae | Filed in: american-revolutionary-war.

DA VINCI CODE meets TOMB RAIDER in this multi-award-winning series.

"A tantalizing new series." —#1 NYT bestselling author JAMES ROLLINS

"Brilliant." - international bestselling author K.J. Howe

"Has that unputdownable X factor!" —ERNEST DEMPSEY, USA Today bestselling author

"Fans of complex and highly detailed espionage and action thrillers are certain to dive right into this mixture between Indiana Jones and Dan Brown." ~ Readers' Favorite - FIVE STARS

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A COMPUTER APP DESIGNER. AN ENCRYPTED RELIC. CAN SHE DECIPHER THE DANGEROUS CODE BEFORE EXTREMISTS TRIGGER A HIGH-TECH APOCALYPSE?

Software expert Maddy Marshall isn't sure she's ready for a hazardous role in black ops. But when an armed Russian thief makes off with a rare ancient star chart, the aikido black belt has no choice but to join her VanOps boyfriend and twin brother in the pursuit. If her royal Spanish family legends are true, the chart leads to a superconductive treasure trove capable of powering the ultimate instrument of global destruction.

Setting off on a mad dash to uncover the secrets of a Mexican archeoastronomy site, she and the VanOps team unearth a clue dating back to biblical times. But as they race across the globe to Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt, they find themselves only a half-step ahead of sinister assassins.

Before millions die at the hands of an anti-American Russian government, can Maddy crack the secret code?

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How to Build a Haunted House by Frank Tupta

01 January 2019 | By Frank Tupta | Filed in: amateur-sleuth.

Past the graveyard,
hear the howl
of werewolf loggers
on the prowl.

In this spooky, rhyming romp, creatures of all types work together to build a haunted house for a vampire family in need of a home. From mummies to Cyclops to the skeleton crew, they’re all working hard to get the job done. But they’d better hurry, because the house needs to be finished before the sun comes up. It’s a good thing their foreman, Frankenstein, is here to keep everyone in check. Will they get it done in time?

The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka Adler

01 January 2019 | By Malka Adler | Filed in: cape-town.

An extraordinary historical novel of hope and heartbreak, this is a story about a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other.

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Say Yes to What’s Next by Lori Allen

01 January 2019 | By Lori Allen | Filed in: world-of-darkness.

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 eBook copies of "Say Yes to What's Next", the debut book from "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" star, breast cancer survivor, and business owner, Lori Allen!

In “Say Yes to What’s Next”, Lori shares her life experiences with confidence, wisdom, and her signature humor to model how today’s women—especially those of us approaching age fifty and beyond—can live out the coming years as the best of our lives.

Whether you’re feeling invisible, ignored, or like your voice doesn’t matter, Lori offers advice on what to do, what not do, and how to see your way through the unexpected.

In “Say Yes to What’s Next”, Lori addresses crucial issues such as:

•how to pivot, embrace the unexpected, and live out your passion
•how to practice essential self-care that enriches your mind, body, and spirit
•how to make space for yourself and your priorities while still being a caring partner, parent, and friend
•how to maintain a close circle of girlfriends at every age
•how to attain financial freedom and security, and more.

“Say Yes to What’s Next” is a life makeover and therapy session all in one. This is your opportunity to get real with yourself, to give yourself the truest form of self-care by putting yourself first. Discover your potential by saying yes to what’s next.

Una vida genuina con o sin seguidores en Instagram by Victor M. Lozada A.

01 January 2019 | By Victor M. Lozada A. | Filed in: christian.

Hola, ¡puedes ganar una de las 100 copias gratis que estoy regalando de mi último libro! Aquí te dejo de qué trata: ¿Alguna vez te has comparado con otras personas y has sentido que eres mejor o peor que ellas? Este tipo de comparación rige muchas de las decisiones que tomamos en nuestra vida e incluso afecta en cómo nos relacionamos con el mundo. Este libro analiza el porqué de nuestra obsesión con compararnos compulsivamente, cómo está afecta negativamente a nuestras personas y cómo podemos sacarla de nuestra mente desde la raíz. A través de la búsqueda de una vida genuina, nosotros comenzamos a descartar las partes de nosotros que nos alejan de lo que nos trae verdadera satisfacción, de las relaciones que sí son productivas y de las metas que realmente queremos lograr. Al tomar los primeros pasos hacia esta genuinidad, incluso podrás notar que tu relación con las redes sociales cambia y dejarás de estar tan pendiente de los likes y los seguidores que recibes.

The Hacker by Nancy Herkness

01 January 2019 | By Nancy Herkness | Filed in: social-welfare.

When a personal trainer and a computer genius are caught in the dark web, there’s a lot to fear and a love to fight for in a heart-racing novel by Nancy Herkness, award-winning author of The Money Man.

Dawn Galioto is an expert in self-defense and the most in-demand personal trainer at her Jersey gym—a perfect position for a woman fighting her way out of a troubled past and the anxieties that come with it. Then, after complaints about baffling Wi-Fi glitches at the gym, Dawn calls in disarmingly hot, high-powered computer consultant Leland Rockwell. If she can trust anyone to fix her on-the-job problems, it’s Leland. As for healing her off-hours fears, time will tell.

The cybersecurity genius of KRG, Leland sees a lot to admire in Dawn. She’s strong, quick-witted, and sexy. And something of a puzzle—one Leland wants very much to solve. If only she’d let him. Every new reveal brings him intimately closer to Dawn, but there’s another, more dangerous riddle to decipher. After going undercover to solve her Wi-Fi problem, Leland’s found a dark workplace secret. As Dawn’s past threatens a burgeoning romance, the deepening mystery they’re discovering threatens their lives.

When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

01 January 2019 | By Gina Wilkinson | Filed in: bizarro-fiction.

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WINNERS PLEASE NOTE THE DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE MAY BE DELAYED.

Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson's evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millennium.

At night, in Huda's fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad, rustling the leaves of her apricot trees and carrying warning of visitors at her gate. Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, lives in fear of the mukhabarat--the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador's wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenage son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own.

Huda's former friend, Rania, enjoyed a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a sheikh. Now her family's wealth is gone, and Rania too is battling to keep her child safe and a roof over their heads. As the women's lives intersect, their hidden pasts spill into the present. Facing possible betrayal at every turn, all three must trust in a fragile, newfound loyalty, even as they discover how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect their families.