Origami Man by Matthew FitzSimmons

Origami Man by Matthew FitzSimmonsA Wall Street Journal bestselling series.

To stop a terrorist threat, Gibson Vaughn must trust a man who can’t be trusted.

Former Marine, brilliant hacker, and wanted fugitive Gibson Vaughn is off the grid in the Caymans. Until the ice-cold assassin Tinsley draws him out of the shadows. Complying with the man who murdered his father and left Gibson for dead? In the war against terror, never say never.

Especially when half a million lives are at stake.

Tinsley’s in possession of a heavily encrypted thumb drive. But the details of the plot—the motive, the targets, and the day of execution—are a mystery. The one certainty is that a tenuous truce must be made. After joining forces with Tinsley, Gibson and his team have their mission: access the drive and abort a massacre in the making.

How far can Gibson really trust Tinsley? Time will tell. Right now they’re both running out of it as they race across Europe to find an elusive cyber-psycho behind the mother of all malware.

Whoever said to keep your friends close but your enemies closer never meant it like this.

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Brave Bear by K.L. King

Brave Bear by K.L. KingEnter for a chance to win one of 5 copies of my debut novel Grey Lake Shifters: Brave Bear. This is the first of a planned six book series about the lives, loves, and mysteries surrounding the shifters of Grey Lake, New Hampshire.

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Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier*EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY*
In the tradition of audacious and wryly funny novels like The Idiot and Convenience Store Woman comes the wildly original coming-of-age story of a pregnant pizza delivery girl who becomes obsessed with one of her customers.


PRAISE FOR PIZZA GIRL:
"Sharp and surprising, Pizza Girl shows us how obsession can fill the empty spaces in a young woman's life. Jean Kyoung Frazier will make you laugh with one sentence and break your heart with the next. A delicious debut."
—Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth

"In fearless, propulsive prose, Jean Kyoung Frazier perfectly captures the listless ache of a grieving, aimless teen on the cusp of terrifying responsibility. A sublime ode to obsessive outcasts and lovable screw-ups everywhere, Pizza Girl is irresistible and bold, brutal and sweet, with an ending that will thrash your heart."
—Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

"Jean Kyoung Frazier, a blazing new voice in fiction, has given us a sly, poignant glimpse into the wilds of suburbia, where intergenerational queer love and alienation from labor go hand in hand. And who doesn't want to read about that?"
—Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

"To Pizza Girl, Jean Kyoung Frazier brings a flawless ear for language, great inventiveness, unfailing intelligence and empathy, and best of all a rare and shimmering wit. This novel has immense appeal."
—Richard Ford

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Road to Delano by John DeSimone

Road to Delano by John DeSimoneIt’s 1968, and a strike by field workers in the grape fields has ripped an otherwise quiet central California town down the middle. Jack Duncan is a Delano high school senior who is on his way to earning a baseball scholarship, hoping to escape the turmoil infesting his town. His mother has kept from him the real cause of his father’s death, who was a prominent grower. But when an old friend hands Jack evidence indicating his father was murdered, he is compelled to dig deeper. This throws him and his best friend and teammate, Adrian Sanchez, whose father is a striking field worker, into the labor conflict led by Cesar Chavez. Road to Delano is the path Jack and Adrian must take to find their strength, their duty, and their destiny.

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A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy ReichsEnter for a chance to win one of 100 early 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 case.

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Notes from an Apocalypse by Mark O'Connell

Notes from an Apocalypse by Mark O'Connell*EARLY COPY GIVEAWAY*

By the author of the award-winning To Be a Machine, an absorbing, deeply felt book about our anxious present tense--and coming to grips with the future

PRAISE FOR NOTES FROM AN APOCALYPSE:
“Extraordinarily good—insightful, affecting, funny, and appropriately terrifying. The perfect handbook for the end times. Mark O’Connell is a truly brilliant writer and Notes from an Apocalypse could hardly be more incisive, or more timely.”
—Sally Rooney, author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends

“Anyone with open eyes lives today bound by apocalyptic fears for the future and the maddening same-ness that defines the present day. Notes from an Apocalypse is a penetrating investigation into that new uncanny, which shapes both our collective indifference and our climate rage.”
—David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth

“Notes From an Apocalypse is such a fantastic book. It's harrowing, tender-hearted and funny as hell. O'Connell proves himself to be a genius guide through all the circles of imagined and anticipated doom. Read it, then immediately buy a copy for your ‘but what's the worst that could happen?’ friend.”
—Jenny Offill, author of Weather and Dept of Speculation

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Paper Wife by Laila Ibrahim

Paper Wife by Laila IbrahimI'm starting the New Year with a giveaway. Enter to win a copy of Paper Wife.

4.5 stars and 850+ ratings

From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world.

Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling’s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband’s first wife—a paper wife.

On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she’s met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe.

Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound to a man she doesn’t know. Her fragile marriage is tested further when she discovers that Siew will likely be forced into prostitution. Desperate to rescue Siew, she must convince her husband that an orphan’s life is worth fighting for. Can Mei Ling find a way to make a real family—even if it’s built on a paper foundation?

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Catastrophically Consequential by Stephen C. Bird

Catastrophically Consequential by Stephen C. BirdThe kindred spirit / doppelgänger / protégé of "Hideous Exuberance". Incorporates non-linear plots, comical rants, unsettling inner monologues; stream of consciousness dream sequences, surrealistic scenarios and time-traveling characters. Revel in the chaotic confusion of sociopathic celebrities, suburban swingers, suicidal trust fund girls, decadent jet setters; medieval princesses, "Evilangelists", D-list standup comics and disreputable, vindictive lost souls that search in vain for metaphysical clarity.

Please refer to the Blog Posting on the Stephen C. Bird Author Profile Page for Reviews and Quotes from Goodreads Reviews for "Catastrophically Consequential".

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Universe of Two by Stephen P. Kiernan

Universe of Two by Stephen P. KiernanNo PO Boxes please.

Enter for your chance to win an Advance Reader's Edition of UNIVERSE OF TWO by Stephen Kiernan, the critically acclaimed author of THE BAKER'S SECRET!

Graduating from Harvard at the height of World War II, brilliant mathematician Charlie Fish is assigned to the Manhattan Project. Working with some of the age’s greatest scientific minds, Charlie is assigned the task of designing and building the detonator of the atomic bomb.

As he performs that work Charlie suffers a crisis of conscience, which his wife, Brenda—unaware of the true nature of Charlie’s top-secret task—mistakes as self-doubt. She urges him to set aside his qualms and continue. Once the bombs strike Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the feelings of culpability devastate him and Brenda.

At the war’s end, Charlie receives a scholarship to pursue a PhD in physics at Stanford—an opportunity he and Brenda hope will allow them a fresh start. But the past proves inescapable. Haunted by guilt, Charlie and Brenda leave Stanford and decide to dedicate the rest of their lives to making amends for the evil he helped to birth into the world.

Based on the life of the actual mathematician Charles B. Fisk, UNIVERSE OF TWO combines riveting historical drama with a poignant love story. Stephen Kiernan has conjured a remarkable account of two people struggling to heal their consciences and find peace in a world forever changed.

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In a Field of Blue by Gemma Liviero

In a Field of Blue by Gemma LivieroFrom the bestselling author of The Road Beyond Ruin comes a novel about a family torn apart by grief and secrets, then pulled back together by hope in the wake of World War I.

England 1922. It’s been four years since Rudy’s brother Edgar went missing in war-torn France. Still deep in mourning and grappling with unanswered questions, Rudy and his mother struggle to move on. When the enigmatic Mariette arrives unexpectedly at the family’s manor claiming to be Edgar’s widow, and the mother of his child, Rudy urges her to stay, hoping she’ll shed light on the missing pieces.

Captivated by Mariette, Rudy finds that their mutual loss and grief bind them…as does the possibility of new love. But Mariette’s revelations bring more questions than answers about Edgar’s death. Suspicions threaten to divide Rudy’s already fractured family, setting him on a quest for the truth that takes him from England to France and beyond.

In his search, Rudy is forced to confront the tragedies of war and the realities of the brother he’s lost and the woman he’s found. Will the truth set him free to find peace, or will it forever shadow his future?

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Good Citizens Need Not Fear by Maria Reva

Good Citizens Need Not Fear by Maria RevaA brilliant and bitingly funny collection of stories united around a single crumbling apartment building in Ukraine.

“You’ve never read anything like them.”–Elizabeth McCracken, author of Bowlaway

“Darkly hilarious.”–Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See

“Bang-on brilliant.”–Miriam Toews, author of Women Talking

“Fearless and thrilling.”–Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This

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The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart

The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa HartEnter for the chance to win one of 100 advance copies of THE CABINETS OF BARNABY MAYNE, the atmospheric new series by Elsa Hart.

London, 1703. In a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new, one elite community attempts to understand the world by collecting its wonders. While the curious-minded vie for invitations to study the rare artifacts collected by Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most formidable of all collectors, some visitors come with a darker purpose...

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Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara RutherfordEnter to win 1 of 5 Hardcover Copies of Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford!

For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…

Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.

Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen…and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.

In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.

Categories
Young Adult Royalty, Young Adult Family, Young Adult Social Themes, Young Adult Fantasy

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Silent Redemption by Ellen J. Green

Silent Redemption by Ellen J. GreenIn this gripping novel by Amazon Charts bestselling author Ellen J. Green, the past is not a place for forgiveness…but for revenge.

Ava Saunders’s memories are the things nightmares are made of. Only three years old when her mother was murdered and her father disappeared, Ava’s been living to avenge the past—and eliminating anyone who comes between her and the truth. Off the grid and on the run, Ava has fled the United States on a willful mission: To seek out those who adopted her and find the blood relatives who abandoned her. Whatever the risk.

To do it, Ava needs the help of the only two people she can trust with her secrets: Detective Russell Bowers and her reluctant best friend, Joanne. Together they set off on a journey down Ava’s dark and twisted history that reaches from Italy to the jungles of Vietnam and to Paris for a chilling family reunion and a final reckoning.

For Ava, as a lifetime of betrayal, murder, and revenge comes full circle, even redemption comes with a price.

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The Math of Life and Death by Kit Yates

The Math of Life and Death by Kit YatesEnter for a chance to win one of ten copies of THE MATH OF LIFE AND DEATH! “Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring tragedy or farce. This is an exquisitely interesting book. It’s a deeply serious one too and, for those like me who have little math, it’s delightfully readable.” —Ian McEwan, author of Atonement

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For the Betterment of the World by Jeremiah Cain

For the Betterment of the World by Jeremiah CainA quarter of the haggard populace must flee, hide, or die when they face the question: what do you do when your own home declares you wicked and demands your death?

Within this dark epic fantasy, the largest church of a medieval-like empire condemns a minority church as evil. Soon, a soldier struggles with orders to kill, as he must decide if what is “right” can change by Church decree.

A normal townswoman must fight as her people are sentenced to death in the empire where they’ve lived all their lives.

Far away, two men from conflicting nations attempt to forge a relationship while trying to forge an alliance.

Farther still, an elf boy sees the destruction of his peaceful home for nothing but a would-be weapon.

Finally, a small nation must call on the Dark for help when the Light betrays them.

Throughout the world of Perdinok, a range of people have their lives upended as unrest turns to civil war and turns to war on other nations. In the end, the sanctimonious empire unearths an ancient power that threatens all. Only a Demoness can put things right, but she holds her own agenda.

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