Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen

05 October 2018 | By Karla Sorensen | Filed in: accra.

AUTOGRAPHED COPY
Release date: October 8, 2019

-What: Win a print, autographed copy of ‘Baking Me Crazy, book #1 in the Donner Bakery Series by Karla Sorensen

-Who: Fans of baking puns, friends to lovers, and beards...

-Where: Here!

-When: From now until October 8th!

-How: Enter through Goodreads

-Why: To read about beards and baked goods

Twenty by Debra Landwehr Engle

05 October 2018 | By Debra Landwehr Engle | Filed in: nerd.

ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF TWENTY BY DEBRA LANDWEHR ENGLE!

At age fifty-five, Meg’s life is too filled with loss for her to remember what magic feels like. All she has left is a yard brimming with plants that are wilting in the scorching Iowa summer—and a bone-deep feeling that she’s through with living.

Meg has something else too: a bottle of mysterious pills, given to her years ago by an empathetic doctor. He promised that they would offer her dying mother a quick, painless end in exactly twenty days. Though her mother never needed them, Meg does. But a strange thing happens after Meg swallows the little green pearls . . .

Now that she’s decided to leave this world, Meg is rediscovering the joy in it. She sheds everything she no longer needs—possessions, regrets, guilt—and reconnects with those she cares for. Finally confronting the depth of her grief, she’s learning that love runs deeper still. But is it too late to choose to stay?

War of Hearts by S. Young

05 October 2018 | By S. Young | Filed in: zombies.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 signed hardback editions of WAR OF HEARTS by S. Young (the pen name for New York Times Bestselling author Samantha Young). WAR OF HEARTS is an adult paranormal romance that follows the journey of powerful supernatural Thea Quinn and the alpha werewolf who has been sent to hunt her.

Under the Water by Paul Pen

05 October 2018 | By Paul Pen | Filed in: plays.

What does the perfect family have to fear most? The perfect stranger.

From the outside, Frank and Grace seem to have the perfect family. He’s a loving husband, she’s a devoted wife, and together they have two happy children. But appearances can be deceiving. A strange series of misfortunes has left them reeling: an unexplained break-in, a catastrophic handgun accident, and a bizarre poisoning that’s left Grace feeling especially unnerved. Packing up their RV for a move across the country, they’re ready for a fresh start, expecting to leave all their problems safely behind.

Then one night on the road to their new home, the figure of a young woman emerges from the darkness, causing them to swerve off the road. The injured stranger says her name is Mara. Miles from help, Frank does what any decent man would do. He invites Mara to stay. But Mara is hiding a secret. And she is not the only one.

Was it all just another inexplicable accident? Or has Frank opened the door to an escalating family nightmare designed to tear his perfect world apart?

The Adventurer's Son by Roman Dial

05 October 2018 | By Roman Dial | Filed in: bisexual.

Enter for your chance to win an Advance Reader's Edition of THE ADVENTURER'S SON!

"I’m planning on doing 4 days in the jungle. ... It should be difficult to get lost forever."

These were the haunting last words legendary adventurer Roman Dial received from his son, before the 27-year old disappeared into the jungles of Costa Rica. Now comes Dial's gripping and deeply moving account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son's fate.

Part detective story set in the most beautiful yet dangerous reaches of the planet, The Adventurer’s Son emerges as a far deeper tale of discovery—a journey to understand the truth about those we love the most.

Dark Pattern by Andrew Mayne

05 October 2018 | By Andrew Mayne | Filed in: women-and-gender-studies.

Dr. Theo Cray is on the hunt for a killer nurse, and redemption, in a mind-bending psychological thriller by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Naturalist.

Dr. Theo Cray has a legendary mathematical knack for catching serial killers. Until his exposure to a mind-altering pathogen knocks him off his game. It has upended an investigation, destroyed his reputation, and left him to question his own sanity. One person still trusts him to finish the job. His former professor Amanda Paulson is helping point Cray down a logical path to his prey: a nomadic health-care worker whose murder spree stretches back decades and whose victims number in the hundreds.

Never more desperate to save innocent lives, and to save himself, Cray follows each new lead around the world. But with his own grip on reality slipping away, Cray knows that to follow the pattern of an elusive killer, he must also confront his own dark side. In those dangerous shadows, he can find what he’s hunting. For Cray, venturing into a world without reason is going to be the most frightening journey of his life.

I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll

05 October 2018 | By Teresa Driscoll | Filed in: planetary-science.

Every Wednesday, like clockwork, the terror returns.

It seems like an ordinary Wednesday, until the phone rings. A mysterious caller with a chilling threat. Journalist Alice Henderson hangs up, ready to dismiss it as a hoax against the newspaper. But the next Wednesday, the stalker makes another move—and it becomes clear that this is all about Alice.

Someone wants her to suffer, but for what? Her articles have made her a popular local champion—could it be her past rather than her work that’s put her life in danger? Alice is determined not to give in to fear, but with the police investigation at a dead end, her boyfriend insists on hiring private investigator Matthew Hill.

With every passing Wednesday the warnings escalate, until it’s not only Alice but also her family in the stalker’s sights. As her tormentor closes in, can Alice uncover what she’s being punished for before the terrifying threats become an unthinkable reality?

The Eighth Master by J.D. Rutherford

05 October 2018 | By J.D. Rutherford | Filed in: paranormal-urban-fantasy.

Enter to win your copy of this new fall classic.

It's harvest time in California's wine country. It's been a warm summer, but the days are getting shorter. The mornings are foggy and vintners are rushing to get the crop into crushing rooms all over the Valley.

David Johnsson is preoccupied with getting the construction of his fledgling winery estate back on track and needs to find an architect to help him get his contractor back in line. It helps that money is no object.

Neil Thorton needs a new client, but isn't sure he wants to work for David Johnsson. He has heard the rumors. But he needs the money. His architectural practice is at stake.

Someone dies. And it won't be an accident.

JD Rutherford has created a non-linear crime mystery that will keep you guessing to the end.

Yours, for Probably Always by Janet Somerville

05 October 2018 | By Janet Somerville | Filed in: silhouette.

Enter for your chance to win one of 10 signed copies of "Yours, for Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn's Letters of Love and War, 1930-1949" by Janet Somerville. This is an intimate and illuminating collection of letters written by Martha Gellhorn and the extraordinary people with whom she corresponded in the most active years of her life. Gellhorn was a trailblazing war correspondent and novelist best known, to her dismay, as Ernest Hemingway's third wife.

999 by Heather Dune Macadam

05 October 2018 | By Heather Dune Macadam | Filed in: hard-boiled.

ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF 999 BY HEATHER DUNE MACADAM!

On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents’ homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women—many of them teenagers—were sent to Auschwitz. Their government paid 500 Reich Marks (about $200) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive.

The facts of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz are little known, yet profoundly relevant today. These were not resistance fighters or prisoners of war. There were no men among them. Sent to almost certain death, the young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish—but also because they were female. Now acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam reveals their poignant stories, drawing on extensive interviews with survivors, and consulting with historians, witnesses, and relatives of those first deportees to create an important addition to Holocaust literature and women’s history.

Plague of Shadows by Michael Wisehart

05 October 2018 | By Michael Wisehart | Filed in: bookkeeping.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 Signed print editions of PLAGUE OF SHADOWS, the second book in the award-winning Aldoran Chronicles series.

In his quest for vengeance against the witch Mangora, Ty stumbles across a curious book he believes might help. But its pages hold a dark secret that threatens to unravel everything his family and friends have been fighting for. The more he reads, the more addicted he becomes to the knowledge it offers…

With no memory of who he is or where he came from, Ayrion finds himself traveling with a pair Rhivanni tinkers as they head east toward Sidara. Then a plea for help from a young rover boy leads them into the middle of a horrific bloodbath at the hands of an enemy no one has seen in over a thousand years. If they aren’t stopped, these creatures will spread across Aldor, leaving nothing but destruction in their wake...

As the first prisoner to escape the clutches of the White Tower, Ferrin’s only concern is reaching his sister, Myriah, before the Black Watch catches him. Joined by Rae, her daughter, Suri, and a former captain in the Black Watch, the small band makes their way north, hoping to keep ahead of the white riders. Little do they know who has been sent to track them down…

Meanwhile, Kira and the Warren underground continue their search for Reevie as they attempt to discover the reason behind the strange disappearances in Aramoor. However, the answers they seek are more disturbing than anything they could have imagined…