The Elizabeth Walker Affair by Robert Lane

The Elizabeth Walker Affair by Robert  LaneEnter for a chance to win one of 100 ebook copies of The Elizabeth Walker Affair by Robert Lane!

"Emotionally charged to envelope readers from the start, The Elizabeth Walker Affair combines the best elements of romance, mystery, and thriller. A top recommendation for all three genres.” -Midwest Book Reviews

“A riveting whodunit.”- Kirkus Reviews

"I NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT TRUMPET." After Elizabeth Walker mouths those words to Andrew Keller, a lover she has not seen in twenty years, their shattered hearts ignite uncontrollable events.

Andrew pleads with his old friend, Jake Travis, to locate Elizabeth. When Andrew is murdered, a U.S. Marshall asks Jake to investigate.

Jake arranges a rendezvous with Elizabeth and senses that she is harboring secrets of her own. He learns of a tragic accident two decades ago that decimated her family. Like Elizabeth, Jake battles his own demons, for his past is a roadblock to his and Kathleen's happiness.

Elizabeth's quest, Kathleen's desperate wish, and Jake's pledge to find who killed Andrew Keller culminate in the final repercussions of a lost love affair.

Filled with mounting suspense, and at times equally humorous and tragic, The Elizabeth Walker Affair is an emotionally engaging mystery. It will linger with you long after the final page.

“Jake Travis is one of the best leading men to take the thriller fiction stage in years.” -Florida Weekly

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Keep Your Friends Close by Janelle Harris

Keep Your Friends Close by Janelle HarrisDarcy Hogan’s perfect life is all over social media. She’s beautiful, she’s successful, and she and her childhood sweetheart are about to become parents for the first time. But behind all the followers and the superficial likes lurks a darker truth…

In reality, Darcy feels isolated and afraid. Her difficult pregnancy has her confined to the house, she’s being harassed online, and out-of-control debt threatens to ruin everything she’s worked so hard for.

When her husband is summoned away on business, Darcy’s cabin fever soon spirals into fear. Who is making mysterious phone calls and knocking on her door? Is it an old friend trying to reach out—or a stranger determined to push in?

As her due date creeps closer, Darcy feels ever more certain that someone is out to get her. She’s desperate to get away—but is she running from the right person?

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Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Mirrorland by Carole JohnstoneEnter for a chance to win one of 50 advance readers copies of MIRRORLAND, a twisty, dark, and brilliantly crafted thriller - a story of twin sisters, the man they both love, and the dark childhood they can’t leave behind.

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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, BLACK SUN, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

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Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika JaouadEnter for a chance to win an advance copy of BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS!

It started with an itch--first on her feet, then migrating up her legs--like a thousand mosquito bites. Then came the exhaustion, and the six-hour naps that only seemed to deepen her fatigue. Then came a trip to the doctor and, a few weeks shy of her twenty-third birthday, a diagnosis: leukemia, with a 35 percent chance of survival. Just like that, the life she had imagined for herself was engulfed in flames. By time she boarded a plane home to New York, she had lost her job, her apartment, and her independence. She would spend much of the next four years confined to a hospital bed, fighting for her life.

When Suleika finally walked out of the hospital--after three and a half years of chemo, a clinical trial, and a bone marrow transplant--she was, according to the doctors, "cured." But as she would soon learn, a cure is not where the work of healing ends; it's where it begins. She had spent the past 1,500 days in desperate pursuit of one goal--to survive. And now that she'd done so, she realized she had no idea how to live.

Suleika embarked--with her new best friend, Oscar, a scruffy terrier mutt--on a 100-day, 15,000-mile road trip across the country. What she learned on this trip is that the divide between the sick and the well doesn't really exist. It is porous, and the vast majority of us will travel back and forth between these realms throughout our lives.

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The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin

The Smash-Up by Ali BenjaminEnter for a chance to win an advance copy of THE SMASH-UP by Ali Benjamin!

Life for Ethan and Zo used to be simple. Ethan co-founded a lucrative media start-up, and Zo was well on her way to becoming a successful filmmaker. Then they moved to a rural community for a little more tranquility--or so they thought.

When newfound political activism transforms Zo into a barely recognizable ball of outrage and #MeToo allegations rock his old firm, Ethan finds himself a misfit in his own life. Enter a houseguest who is young, fun, and not at all concerned with the real world, and Ethan is abruptly forced to question everything: his past, his future, his marriage, and what he values most.

Ambitious, startling, witty, and wise, Ali Benjamin's debut novel offers the shock of recognition as it deftly tackles some of the biggest issues of our time. Taking inspiration from a classic Edith Wharton tale about a small-town love triangle, The Smash-Up is a wholly contemporary exploration of how the things we fail to see can fracture a life, a family, a community, and a nation.

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The Secret One by Ruth Cardello

The Secret One by Ruth CardelloIn this steamy third book in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s Corisi Billionaires series, a trip to Italy could jump-start a lasting relationship—but only if all that’s hidden comes to light.

When Christof meets a beautiful mechanic on the side of the road, he knows they’re meant to be. His family, however, needs him and his mediation skills in Italy, where decades of secrets and betrayal could cost them everything. His mother is convinced a fiancée would help smooth things over. But he’d be nuts to ask a woman he just met to participate in such a farce.

Men always find something about McKenna they want to change—her independence, her success, the grease that clings to her after a satisfying day in the garage. So when she starts falling for a handsome billionaire, she doesn’t believe it will last. Their engagement is fake, but the sparks that fly when they’re together are too real to resist.

If Christof and McKenna trust themselves and each other, Italy will jump-start a love as intimate as it is intense. If not…their relationship isn’t the only one on the line.

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Fangirl, Vol. 1 by Sam Maggs

Fangirl, Vol. 1 by Sam MaggsEnter for your chance to win one of ten copies of Fangirl, Vol. 1, the manga adaptation of the beloved novel by bestselling author Rainbow Rowell!

Cath doesn’t need friends IRL. She has her twin sister, Wren, and she’s a popular fanfic writer in the Simon Snow community with thousands of fans online. But now that she’s in college, Cath is completely outside of her comfort zone. There are suddenly all these new people in her life. She's got a surly roommate with a charming boyfriend, a writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome new writing partner ... And she's barely heard from Wren all semester!

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Strange Labour by Robert Penner

Strange Labour by Robert   PennerWe're giving away eight (8) copies of Robert G. Penner's Strange Labour. Enter for your chance to win one.

"With this brilliant debut, Penner thoughtfully upends the tropes of post-apocalyptic fiction" -- Publishers Weekly

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The Last Campaign by Martin L. Shoemaker

The Last Campaign by Martin L. ShoemakerA colony on Mars becomes home to a killer conspiracy in a Near-Earth Mystery by the award-winning author of The Last Dance.

Brazilian investigator Rosalia Morais, and her husband, revered American spacer Nicolau Aames, are building a life together in Mars’s Maxwell City, the fastest-growing settlement on the planet. Good news: there are no natural predators. Bad news: there are humans. That means the crime rate is growing, too.

To ensure public safety, Rosie’s appointed by the mayor as the Red Planet’s first chief of police. No sooner does she build a law enforcement squad than the biggest challenge looks to be internal. Policing the police for graft and corruption is one thing. But when an industrialist is found among the chars of an arson, it’s murder.

The fire leads to questions that can be answered by only one man—Nick’s former officer on the Earth-to-Mars vessel the Aldrin. And Nick is still duty bound to keep the officer’s secrets. As loyalties shift, trust breaks, and the tide of a political conspiracy rises, Rosie must solve a mystery that could doom the future of humanity on Mars.

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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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A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang

A Single Swallow by Ling ZhangThe eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling’s epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love.

On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II—three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It’s where they had fought—and survived—a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner’s mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu.

All that’s missing is Ah Yan—also known as Swallow—the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way.

As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan’s life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she’d been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.

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