Passing Fancies by Marlowe Benn

Passing Fancies by Marlowe BennJulia Kydd returns in a new mystery set in the beguiling world of the Harlem Renaissance, where reckless revelry leads to devastating crimes.

When stylish young bibliophile Julia Kydd returns to 1920s New York, she’s determined to launch her own private press. Julia’s aspirations take her into the heart of the Harlem Renaissance, a literary movement unlike any she’s known—where notions of race, sexuality, and power are slippery, and identities can be deceptively fluid.

At a risqué soiree, Julia befriends singer Eva Pruitt, whose new book is rumored to reveal lurid details about the Harlem nightlife. But Leonard Timson, a local nightclub owner, is furious when he suspects he’s the inspiration for a violent character in the book. By morning, Timson is dead, and both Eva and her manuscript are missing.

Julia finds herself immersed in a case as troubling as Jazz Age race relations. More questions than answers surface about Eva’s mysterious world, and powerful interests conspire to protect dangerous secrets. Still, no man can stand between Julia and the truth: appalled by violent injustice, she must use her wit and guile to find the killer.

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Categories: young-adult-science-fiction


In the Dark with the Duke by Christi Caldwell

In the Dark with the Duke by Christi CaldwellA lady of reserve and a fierce street fighter find common ground in the second Lost Lords of London novel by USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell.

Eight years ago, Lady Lila March retreated to the safe shadows of her family’s estate after a devastating tragedy. Weary of being a whisper of her former self, she is determined to brave the dangers of the outside world again. No man is better equipped to train her in the art of defense than the Savage Gentleman, East London’s undefeated street fighter.

Hugh Savage reigns as king—of the underworld. Physically invulnerable, emotionally battered, he has his reasons for bare-knuckle brawling. Though Hugh longs to break free of the ring and leave behind the brutal world of violence, he’s intrigued by the challenge Lady Lila poses. A mysterious lady of the peerage willfully descending into the dangerous rookeries? That bespeaks a woman with secrets of her own.

As their unconventional pact progresses, Hugh comes to admire the resolve in Lila’s heart. And beneath his hard surface, she sees a tenderness that touches her to the quick. They’ll soon discover how much they need each other—to face their pasts together, and to fight for a future they deserve.

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Categories: science


Gender Rebels by Anneka Harry

Gender Rebels by Anneka HarryMeet the unsung sheroes of history: the diverse, defiant and daring (wo)men who changed the rules, and their identities, to get sh*t done.

You’ll encounter Kit Cavanagh, the swaggering Irish dragoon who was the first woman to be buried in London with full military honours; marauding eighteenth-century pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, who collided on the high seas after swapping their petticoats for pantaloons; Ellen Craft, an escaped slave who masqueraded as a white master to spirit her husband-to-be to freedom; and Billy Tipton, the swinging jazz musician, who led a double life as an adult, taking five wives along the way. Then there are the women who still have to dress like men to live their best lives, like the inspirational football-lovers in Iran, who risk everything to take their place in the stands.

A call to action for the modern world, this book celebrates the #GenderRebels who paved the way for women everywhere to be soldiers and spies; kings and queens; firefighters, doctors, pilots; and a Swiss Army knife’s-worth more. These superbly spirited (wo)men all had one thing in common: they defied the rules to progress in a man’s world.

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Categories: diets


Becoming Bulletproof by Evy Poumpouras

Becoming Bulletproof by Evy PoumpourasConfidence. Resilience. Fortitude. Courage. All are qualities we look to instill within ourselves and live by. Shifting from a powerless mindset to a powerful one is all about mental attitude. Former Secret Service Special Agent and star of Bravo’s Spy Games Evy Poumpouras shares lessons learned from protecting presidents, as well insights and skills from the oldest and most elite security force in the world to help you prepare for stressful situations, instantly read people, influence how you are perceived, and live a more fearless life. Enter for a chance to win 100 signed copies of Becoming Bulletproof by the author!

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Categories: republic-of-the-congo


I Keep My Worries in My Teeth by Anna Cox

I Keep My Worries in My Teeth by Anna CoxA dazzling, sublimely funny debut that follows three unforgettable women who fight back after life kicks them in the teeth.

Esther, Frankie, and Ruth live in a small Ohio town anchored by the thriving Juliet Pencils factory. After a freak accident at the plant, these women have to re-create their lives using the only tools they’ve got: wits, molars, and a new pair of shoes.

Esther is an anxious person with a very specific prowess: she bites pencils. Her skill pays her bills but more importantly keeps her many worries in check. When the accident leaves her suddenly unemployed, she searches for new ways to manage her anxiety, but nothing works. She must discover a solution before her teeth mutiny and her worries take over.

Frankie, the teenage daughter of the pencil factory owner, is full of contradictions. She wages a campaign to become the only girl in an all-boys club and listens exclusively to punk music, but she also watches soap operas in secret. After the accident damages Frankie’s ability to speak, she is forced to step out of her powerful mother’s shadow so she can discover who she is and what she wants to say.

Ruth owns the local photography lab. She spends her days processing people’s happy memories but spends her nights alone, talking to her dead husband. As the town unravels, Ruth spearheads a massive campaign to refocus on its future, but nothing will succeed until Ruth lets go of her past.

This hilarious and redemptive story explores three women’s liberation

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Categories: epic-fantasy


The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Lost Man by Jane HarperEnter for a chance to win a copy of the New York Times bestselling novel!

Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper.

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Categories: m-m-sports-romance


Edinburgh Midnight by Carole Lawrence

Edinburgh Midnight by Carole LawrenceSuperstition and murder haunt nineteenth-century Scotland in a twisting mystery by the prize-winning author of Edinburgh Twilight and Edinburgh Dusk.

Spiritualism has captured the public’s imagination. Séances are all the rage, and Detective Ian Hamilton’s otherwise sensible aunt Lillian is not immune to their allure. But for Ian, indulging her superstitions has its limits. When members of Lillian’s circle of séance friends begin turning up dead, Ian doesn’t need a medium to tell him these aren’t freak accidents.

With the help of his friend Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian investigates, and he is soon drawn into a dark world of believers and tricksters, and a puzzling series of murders with no pattern, no motive, and no end in sight. Most alarming, the crimes conjure up the ghosts of Ian’s own past, including the mysterious deaths of his parents, which have haunted him for years.

As two cases converge, science collides with the uncanny, and Ian must confront truths that are more disturbing than he could ever have imagined.

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Categories: hierarchy


Hooking Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Hooking Him by Aurora Rose ReynoldsFrom New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the sizzling final installment to the humorous and heart-filled How to Catch an Alpha series.

Anna McAlister needs a new life. But that doesn’t mean she needs a new man. After leaving her fiancé and Chicago behind, she promises herself no dating until she finds what she’s looking for. But meeting one seriously hot and determined detective has her questioning herself.

Calvin Miller is that detective, and he’s been burned by women in the past. It’s easy for him to sleep alone and focus on his work, but the moment he lays eyes on Anna, he starts imagining sexy nights with her wrapped in his sheets. Maybe it’s time to get back out there.

But just as the attraction between them begins to sizzle, Anna’s past shows up to create trouble. And to make matters worse, a string of murders forces Calvin to juggle his new relationship and his career. His worst fear? That the two are somehow connected.

Can they find love together, or will her past and his duty sink their hopes?

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Categories: world-war-ii


Rescuing America's Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality by Savannah Jordan

Rescuing America's Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality by Savannah  JordanEnter for a chance to win one of 100 signed first edition copies of Rescuing America’s Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality. This book presents policies that are meant to re-instill not only personal responsibility but also one’s duty to others. There are seventeen areas (immigration, abortion, education, care of the elderly, gun control, term limits, etc.) in which the author details these policies.

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Categories: weird-fiction


Spring Girls by Karen Katchur

Spring Girls by Karen KatchurShe’s the only one who survived…and the only one who can help find the killer.

Another spring, another dead girl pulled from a lake in the Appalachian foothills: the latest victim in a series of murders with few leads. But Detective Geena Brassard and her partner, Parker Reed, finally land a break when they receive a tip about a previously unknown survivor of the so-called Spring Strangler.

The survivor’s reluctant to help with the case for reasons that aren’t all clear. Even so, Geena uncovers a connective thread between the victims, and recently discovered DNA brings her closer to the killer’s identity. But Geena knows the survivor has the most to offer the investigation—if also the most to lose.

Geena is torn between securing the surviving victim’s help and protecting her from further danger. One thing is certain: Geena and Parker must find answers before the killer claims another life—or returns to finish off the one who got away.

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Categories: greek-mythology


Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie Iraci

Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie IraciEnter for a chance to win one of 50 signed/first edition copies of Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie Iraci.

“Reinventing Jenna Rose,” is a work of fiction but its inception originates on the streets of New York City where over the years the author observed and listened to the goings-on and hustling bustle of other people’s conversations in passing, weaving it all together along with six decades of life experience.

Infused with humor, the sadness of the subject matter is diminished and the reader is offered a reprieve. The street scenes, teenage angst, court drama, and family dynamics provide a relatable page-turning escalating drama coming to its open-ended conclusion leaving the reader with food for thought. Well-read Jenna references famous poets, authors, and literary characters to self-soothe while her sometimes snarky responses demonstrate a somewhat false bravado further endearing her to the reader.

Jenna, together with her grandmother, Kate, the street-wise neighbor girl, Gypsy; the quirky psychotherapist, Dr. G.; attorney, Camille, and a female white German Shepherd named Gracie, faces her past head-on in Federal Court. Twists and turns and unexpected family secrets come to light providing a subplot that takes Jenna on a surprising path.

“Reinventing Jenna Rose,” is an entertaining read that propels the reader along the unusual journey of a young girl as she finds her way towards salvation without retaining the scars of victimhood.

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Categories: computer-science


Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage by Penny ReidAUTOGRAPHED COPIES
Release date: JUNE 22nd, 2020

-What: Win a print, autographed copy of ‘Engagement and Espionage', book #1 in theSolving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries Series by Penny Reid

-Who: Fans of cozy mysteries, baked goods, and salty sleuths.

-Where: Here!

-When: From now until June 23rd!

-How: Enter through le Goodreads

-Why: To read more bird pubs than you knew what humanly possible.

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Categories: drag


101 Fun Crossword Puzzles for Kids by Jennifer L. Trace

101 Fun Crossword Puzzles for Kids by Jennifer L. TraceHave Your Child Improve Vocabulary and Critical Thinking Skills Through Fun Crossword Puzzles!

With 101 puzzles, this crossword book provides hours of fun-filled puzzles! It is one of the best ways to educate kids, but at the same time entertain them. Your children will have the opportunity to build vocabulary and improve their spelling.

• Produced and created by professional writers native in the English language
• Large puzzles made easy to see with cute picture themes
• Three levels starting from easy to hard with bonus challenges at the end
• Enhance productivity and improve problem-solving skills
• Tons of fun for everyone in the family

Other than the above mentioned points, crossword puzzles for kids also provide numerous health benefits such as reduced stress and relaxation..

Includes a certificate on the back of the book that you can present to your child upon completion.

Order Now and Enjoy One of the Best Crossword Puzzle Books for Kids!

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Categories: baseball


Weaponized Words by Kurt Braddock

Weaponized Words by Kurt BraddockEnter for a chance to win Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization by Dr. Kurt Braddock!

White supremacists, jihadi fundamentalists, lone actor terrorists, and all kinds of other violent extremists seek to recruit and radicalize vulnerable individuals to support their causes. In Weaponized Words, Braddock breaks down how terrorists can persuade people with their propaganda. Just as importantly, he explains how experts can use different theories of psychology and communication to fight this propaganda.

Featuring real cases of terrorism to illustrate how different communication theories work to draw people to political violence, Braddock demonstrates the power of words... and how they can be used to beat terrorists at their own communication game.

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Categories: writing


Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Like a Love Story by Abdi NazemianEnter for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of the paperback edition of LIKE A LOVE STORY. Giveaway is in celebration of the paperback release and of the book receiving a Stonewall Honor and being a Walden Award finalist. Books will be sent from Bookshop to support indie bookstores, so they won't be signed.

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Categories: kenya


One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie

One Year of Ugly by Caroline MackenzieHaving escaped crumbling, socialist Venezuela, Yola Palacio hopes she and her family can finally settle into a peaceful new life in Trinidad. And so what if they’re there illegally – them and half the island! But life for the Palacios is never quiet, and when Yola’s formidable Aunt Celia dies, the family once again find themselves living on the edge. For Celia had been keeping a very big secret – a local criminal called Ugly to whom Celia owes an awful lot of money. Without the funds to pay him off, Ugly forces the entire family to do his bidding until Celia’s debt is settled. What Ugly says, the Palacios do, otherwise death could lurk on the other side.

What follows is a year that turns the Palacios’ lives upside down. But in the midst of the turmoil strolls Roman – Ugly’s distractingly gorgeous right-hand man. And although she knows it’s a terrible idea and a dangerous betrayal of her family’s predicament, Yola just can’t help herself... Where, though, does Roman’s loyalty lie? And could this wild, deitful romance turn out to be the saving grace of a terrible year of Ugly?

One Year of Ugly is a delightfully fun, enormously fresh debut about dysfunctional families and messy romance, exploring cross-cultural struggles from a unique immigrant perspective. It brings the vivacious spark of Junot Diaz, the captivating wit of Maria Semple and through Yola, our feisty, young narrator, we’re introduced to an exciting new voice in contemporary fiction.

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Categories: pulp


Last One to Lie by J.M. Winchester

Last One to Lie by J.M.  WinchesterMoving to a new city was supposed to be a fresh start for her family. Now it’s a nightmare.

Her little girl was supposed to be at day care when Kelsey arrived to pick her up. But they have no record of her daughter ever being there. And to make matters worse, her husband is missing too—he won’t pick up his phone, and the school he supposedly works at says he never accepted their job offer.

Detective Paul Ryan knows something’s up with Kelsey’s story. Kelsey’s husband might be involved in their daughter’s disappearance, but the deeper the detective digs, the more inconsistencies he finds.

As Detective Ryan tries to uncover the truth, what he finds are more deeply buried secrets that someone clearly never wanted found.

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Categories: boarding-school