Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg

Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg“Thrills and chills! Lost Hills is the perfect combination of action and suspense, not to mention Eve Ronin is one of the best new female characters in ages. You will race through the pages!” —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A video of Deputy Eve Ronin’s off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department’s history.

Now Eve, with a lot to learn and resented by her colleagues, has to justify her new badge. Her chance comes when she and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids. The horrific carnage screams multiple murder—but there are no corpses.

Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer, all while battling her own insecurities and mounting pressure from the media, her bosses, and the bereaved family. It’s a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills…or totally destroy her.

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Categories: womens-fiction


Chasing Brother Moon by Catherine Cruzan

Chasing Brother Moon by Catherine CruzanReturn to a New Realm of Fantasy in Catherine's 2nd installment of the Elfkind series.

Before the fall of the greatest human city, a shrewd yet down-on-his-luck thief wanted to change his fate. All he had to do was trade an elf for a Damandrin stone of power. It was a simple plan until his ill-conceived alliances set him on a collision course with the thieves’ guild, a macabre brotherhood of magic-wielders, a band of Elvin warriors, and the most powerful sorcerer in Damandrin. If not for a disenfranchised Elvin Warden and her wolf companion, he would already be dead.

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Categories: inspirational


Havenfall by Sara Holland

Havenfall by Sara  HollandEnter to win an ARC of HAVENFALL by Sara Holland!

New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.

Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds, each with their own magic, together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return.

For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic first-hand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering her brother. It's where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it's where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle.

But this summer, the impossible happens, a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She'll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she's letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie--no one can be trusted, and no one is safe.

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Categories: johannesburg



Kidnapped on Safari by Peter Riva

Kidnapped on Safari by Peter RivaPlease enter for a chance to win one copy of only 25 being given away (with shipping) - this is a first printing of Kidnapped On Safari and the author will sign copies!

"Kidnapped on Safari is a richly-detailed Pero Baltazar thriller set in Africa that quickly seduces the reader with authentic touches that could’ve been ripped from today’s headlines. … This is a whip-smart page-turner impossible to put down once you begin reading." - Robert Morgan Fisher, Winner of the 2018 Chester B. Himes Fiction Prize and Finalist for the 2019 John Steinbeck Award

"This captivating story, involving Russian efforts to destabilize East-Africa with the help of Boko Haram extremists, is in itself enough to chain you to your seat. Add to this Peter Riva’s soulful rendering of the African spirit, and you have an outstanding reading experience that will linger for a long time." – Bob van Laerhoven, author of international bestselling and award-winning Baudelaire’s Revenge and twelve other novels.

"Riva delivers rat-a-tat action, rarely letting up, building to a nail-biter conclusion. Move over Jason Bourne. Baltazar is here." -- Mary Glickman, bestselling author and a National Jewish Book Award Finalist.

"A clever and entertaining novel in an exotic setting...Few books set in Africa give such a detailed description of settings and language as this one... this book betrays a writer very well at home in his craft." -- Guido Eekhaut, Hercule Poirot Award winner.

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Categories: young-adult-romance


Fight of the Century by Michael Chabon

Fight of the Century by Michael ChabonEnter to win an advanced copy of Fight of the Century, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ACLU, featuring original essays by the most influential writers at work today—including Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn Ward, and more—each writing about a landmark ACLU case.

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Categories: semiotics


The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry

The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline LowryMeet Roxy. She’s a sometimes vegan, always broke artist with a heart the size of Texas and an ex living in her spare bedroom. Her life is messy, but with the help of a few good friends and by the grace of the goddess Venus she’ll discover that good sex, true love, and her life’s purpose are all closer than she realizes.

Bridget Jones penned a diary; Roxy writes letters. Specifically: she writes letters to her hapless, rent-avoidant ex-boyfriend—and current roommate—Everett. This charming and funny twenty-something is under-employed (and under-romanced), and she’s decidedly fed up with the indignities she endures as a deli maid at Whole Foods (the original), and the dismaying speed at which her beloved Austin is becoming corporatized. When a new Lululemon pops up at the intersection of Sixth and Lamar where the old Waterloo Video used to be, Roxy can stay silent no longer.

As her letters to Everett become less about overdue rent and more about the state of her life, Roxy realizes she’s ready to be the heroine of her own story. She decides to team up with her two best friends to save Austin—and rescue Roxy’s love life—in whatever way they can. But can this spunky, unforgettable millennial keep Austin weird, avoid arrest, and find romance—and even creative inspiration—in the process?

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Categories: love-story


Fearless by Fern Michaels

Fearless by Fern MichaelsEnter for your chance to win a copy of FEARLESS by Fern Michaels!

Weaving a thread of suspense into her trademark powerful storytelling, #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels delivers a compelling new novel about a woman who learns that her new life may not be all it appears . . .
Anna Campbell is ready to take her first tentative steps back into the world after widowhood. On a singles cruise, she meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson, and the sparks between them are undeniable. Back home in West Texas, Anna and Ryan continue their romance, and Anna decides it’s time for their families to meet.

Anna is delighted when her daughter, Christina, hits it off with Ryan’s daughter, Renée. The two girls are close in age and have lots in common. Ryan’s son, Patrick, is college-bound and somewhat aloof, but Anna feels sure they’ll grow closer in time. She happily accepts Ryan’s proposal, confident in the bond they’ve formed.

But the idyllic relationships Anna is hoping for is quickly thrown into doubt. Ryan and his children may not be all she thinks they are. And as the situation grows more desperate, Anna must reach deep within and draw on all her courage and self-reliance to fight for the family and home she deserves...

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Categories: womens-studies


The Twin Towers by Richard Todd

The Twin Towers by Richard   ToddHoliday Time Tunnel giveaway! Say “WOW!”

"Todd grippingly conjures a what-if time-travel scenario that’s unusually believable.” — Kirkus

"★★★★★ The integration of the time travel storyline with the real events that happened on that day are seamless. If I didn’t know better, I would think this could have really happened."— Manhattan Book Review

"A compelling premise that’s strengthened by solid scientific explanations, well-rounded characters, and nail-biting suspense.” — Kirkus

“All I can say is WOW!- Goodreads user, Carla”

“Wow!!!! This book was fantastic. I totally enjoyed it. The pace was excellent, and the characters were fascinating. – Goodreads user, Pat G.”

You’ll say “WOW” too!

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 Kindle copies of book 1 in the “Time Tunnel” series.

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Categories: zambia


Thelema by Marushia Dark

Thelema by Marushia DarkTired of remakes, ripoffs, and reboots? Looking for something new and original? Searching for the perfect holiday gift this season to give to that special book-lover in your life?

If so, then enter for a chance to win a copy of "Thelema" by Marushia Dark and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

In a world where humans must wear mystical pendants to survive, Justices of the Peace use sword and sorcery to bring law and order to the land of Severa, engaging in mortal combat against their own kind, as well as living, breathing corporations called juristic persons, all while searching for their twin flames.

Like 'Game of Thrones' meets 'House of Cards,' this dark fantasy takes you on a journey of the heart and soul through a narrative that seems at once familiar in its modern themes, yet is unlike anything you've ever experienced before.

Daring sword fights, magic spells, high-speech chases, deep characters, dark plots, and amazing world-building all come together in this incredible story!!

It's a tale of romance, action, intrigue, and will.

Enter today to win one of a hundred ebooks in our end-of-year Holiday Giveaway and find out if the will of a god burns within your soul.

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Categories: zimbabwe


A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris

A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris"Dazzling!" -- Seanan McGuire

“A gripping, twisty-turny, thrill-ride of a read." –Karin Slaugher

Charlaine Harris is back with an all-new series! Fans of her previous work and new fans who love V.E. Schwab and other fantasy/alternate history will love A LONGER FALL, a reimagining of US history, tinged with magic and mayhem.

The series follows gunslinger Lizbeth Rose in a fractured, former United States that fell apart after the assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt. While the series’ first book, An Easy Death, found Lizbeth guarding two Russian wizards in Texoma, formerly Texas, A LONGER FALL sends Lizbeth to the southeast territory of Dixie on a dangerous mission.

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Categories: yaoi


Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

Almost Just Friends by Jill ShalvisEnter for a chance to win 1 of 100 galleys of Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis!

Piper Manning’s about as tough as they come, she’s had to be. She raised her siblings and they’ve thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she’s free.

When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There’s a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can’t deny, making her yearn for something she doesn’t understand. And her siblings…well, they need each other.

Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself…and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks—just as the new life she craves may have already begun.

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Categories: zen


Come Back For Me by Corinne Michaels

Come Back For Me by Corinne MichaelsEnter for a chance to win 1 of 3 SIGNED COPIES of COME BACK FOR ME which is the newest emotional and riveting love story in the Arrowood Brothers series.

Release Date: 1/7/20

One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace.
No names.
No promises.
Just two broken people, desperate to quiet their pain and grief.

In the morning, she was gone and had taken my solace with her. I left for the military that day, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania.

When my father dies, I’m forced to go home to bury him. At least I'll finally be rid of his farm, which is grown over and tangled with memories I've fought to forget.

And that’s when I find her. She’s even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable kid I’ve ever seen.

Years have passed, but my feelings are the same, and this time I refuse to let her go. They say you can't bury the past, and they're right. Because when long-ago secrets are exposed, rocking us both to the core, I have no choice but to watch her walk away again . . .

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Categories: aspergers


The Black Alabaster Box by Frances Schoonmaker

The Black Alabaster Box by Frances SchoonmakerEnter for a chance to win one 40 copies of The Black Alabaster Box by Frances Schoonmaker.
It had been quiet along the Santa Fe Trail for more than a year when the Stokes Company set out for California, the Willis family among them. A reluctant traveler, Grace Willis longs for her comfortable, safe, and privileged life at home. Just as she is learning to negotiate life on the trail, Grace is kidnapped by fellow travelers and taken into Oklahoma Territory. She must decide if she will cave in to despair or muster the courage to run away and search for her parents. Grace finds help in unlikely places. She discovers that there really is such a thing as magic and there are some things only a child can do.

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Categories: mauritius


Winter World by A.G. Riddle

Winter World by A.G. Riddle* Longlisted for the 2019 Wilbur Smith Prize for best published novel *

Enter to win 1 of 25 SIGNED hardcovers.
Arrives before Christmas!

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A new ice age... and a shocking discovery... will change humanity forever.

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In the near future, an ice age pushes humanity to the edge of extinction.

Scientists search for the cause--and any hope of stopping the Long Winter. They send probes into the solar system to take readings. Near Mars, one of the probes makes a shocking discovery: a mysterious object, drifting toward the Sun. Is it the cause of the Long Winter? Or could it be our only hope of survival?

With time running out, NASA launches a mission to make contact with the artifact. But it isn't what anyone thought. Humanity faces a new kind of threat--and an event that will reveal a dark truth about our future.


From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author with OVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD, comes a new sci-fi thriller that will forever change the way you look at Earth's place in the solar system.


Praise for A.G. Riddle

"...reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton."
-- The Guardian on Pandemic

"I finished the book fast because I just couldn't wait..."
-- WIRED GeekDad on Departure

"Riddle... keep(s) the focus on his characters... rather than the technological marvels"
-- Publisher's Weekly on Departure

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Categories: american-history


Seduce Me with Sapphires by Jane Feather

Seduce Me with Sapphires by Jane FeatherEnter for your chance to win a copy of SEDUCE ME WITH SAPPHIRES by Jane Feather!

A Flawed Cut . . .

The Honorable Miss Fenella Grantley has a secret: she’s been taking drama classes and longs to be an actress. Ladies of her standing don’t appear on stage, but Fenella has never been one for society’s rules. She’s quite excited to take on the challenge of reading the leading role in a new play—until she meets the playwright. Toeing the line between infuriating and irresistible, his first impression leaves a lot to be desired . . .

Or A Rare Find?

Edward Tremayne, illegitimate son of the Earl of Pendleton, scorned the ton years ago, making his own way in the world, and pursuing his literary gifts on the side. The only thing he misses from his old world is Fenella. Since seeing her at a ball when she was a young debutante, he’s never forgotten her. Now that fate has reunited them, Edward’s determined to make her his leading lady—in every way. But the only thing they see eye to eye on is their intense passion for each other. And it just may take a massive misunderstanding for their love to get on the same precious page . . .

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Categories: young-adult-contemporary