Wrong Person Investigations by Nick Sconce

Wrong Person Investigations by Nick SconceEnter for a chance to win 25 first edition copies of Wrong Person Investigations by Nick Sconce.

A smut-peddling blackmailer must solve a mass killing in his hometown.

Ben Spencer, the Living Ghost of Gracefield, has a lucrative business protecting clients from their immorality and infidelity. After a massacre leaves his town without city government or law enforcement, he must solve the case quickly or watch his birthplace spiral into the abyss. Can he really choose between justice and vengeance? Will his porous soul be purified or torn asunder and cast out?

As I climbed into the truck for what I prayed was the last time, I realized our tour had been a near perfect loop through the aorta of the Heartland: the edges of the Southeast starting with the Arkansas spur, crossing the Mason-Dixon into Bleeding Kansas and dipping into the western reaches of the Midwest before heading back to the Southwest’s border. Returning to the dead center of the fly-over states and what some still called the buckle of the Bible Belt. The price, the tarnish on my soul, came in the realization that at my core I wasn’t much different from them. Salvation, if any were to be offered, would be that in a town of thirty thousand souls only four or five individuals could manufacture the appropriate response. Only one had any experience in private investigations.

Somewhere In This Picture by P.S. Reyes

Somewhere In This Picture by P.S. ReyesHere is a different kind of story to let you escape into a strange yet fascinating world--on a flying broomstick with seatbelt unbuckled--as you discover some surprising secrets of life and existence. In a style that refuses to fit neatly inside traditional genres, it mixes mirth and wit plus a dash of fun nerdiness (no need for a Rocket Science or similar degree) to create this highly entertaining and stimulating novel. Enter for a chance to win one of 50 Kindle edition copies of Somewhere In This Picture.

He just wanted to have some tea after his bath.
But as he stepped out of his tub, the world seemed to have gotten much more interesting. A witch on a broomstick, a child with an unusual pet, a cook obsessed with chicken and aliens, a sensitive man with serious anger issues--he met strange people in strange places--and got lost as he tried to take the child back to her home.
The two found themselves being chased by wolves and some unfriendly characters, and soon discovered that what was happening was just the tip of the iceberg. . .

Our Immigrants' Son by John Francis Patrick Murphy

Our Immigrants' Son by John Francis Patrick MurphyEnter for a chance to win an ebook copy of Our Immigrants' Son. We have 100 books to give away! Our Immigrants' Son harnesses the power of prose poetry and creative license to give John Francis Patrick Murphy's ancestors and their trials and tribulations a whimsical feel while remaining true to the facts of the time and their Catholic family values. His story starts off with his Irish ancestors, Patrick Murphy and Mary Heffernan in 1845 and follows the family until their child, Michael Murphy leads the reader through war, hardship, racism, while tackling social issues that are still relevant today. If you are a fan of ancestry, genealogy, and historical facts with a bit of fiction (their feelings and some sights are embellished or given the best guess), then you will love John's book, Our Immigrants' Son.

Never Have You Ever by Elizabeth Hayley

Never Have You Ever by Elizabeth HayleyEnter for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed advanced reader copies of Never Have You Ever (The Love Game Series Book 1) by Elizabeth Hayley. Available everywhere on November 10th!

About the Story...

Who is this guy?

Sophia Mason’s junior year of college isn’t exactly off to the best start. The semester has just begun, and the president of her sorority has already ousted her from the house. With nowhere else to turn, she ends up at her brother’s apartment—only to find it inhabited instead by a handsome stranger.

On paper, Drew Nolan doesn’t have much going for him as an uneducated bartender from a sketchy family. But when a spoiled rich kid asks Drew to take over his life so he can travel around Europe instead of attend classes, Drew sees the opportunity to get the college education he’s always dreamed of.

Forced into a cover-up under the same roof, Sophia and Drew forge an unlikely friendship. As the two grow closer, lines blur and boundaries stretch, and they find comfort in living the lie they’ve adopted. But reality comes knocking all too soon, and Sophia and Drew will have to weigh what’s worth fighting for and what should never ever have been.

The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett

The Windsor Knot by S.J.  BennettThe first book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.

It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. The Queen leaves the investigation to the professionals—until their suspicions point them in the wrong direction.

Unhappy at the mishandling of the case and concerned for her staff’s morale, the monarch decides to discreetly take matters into her own hands. With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian and recent officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen secretly begins making inquiries. As she carries out her royal duties with her usual aplomb, no one in the Royal Household, the government, or the public knows that the resolute Elizabeth will use her keen eye, quick mind, and steady nerve to bring a murderer to justice.

SJ Bennett captures Queen Elizabeth’s voice with skill, nuance, wit, and genuine charm in this imaginative and engaging mystery that portrays Her Majesty as she’s rarely seen: kind yet worldly, decisive, shrewd, and most importantly a great judge of character.

Loss Lake by Amber Cowie

Loss Lake by Amber CowieA new town, a new life, and a new home—with an absolutely chilling lakefront view.

Two months a widow, Mallory Dent has made the impulsive decision to pack up and move on. In remote McNamara, nestled in the northern mountains, she can escape her grief, guilt, and pain. But the day Mallory arrives, death follows her, lapping just outside her door. A woman’s body is found floating in Loss Lake—and it’s not the first death on these shores. Locals talk about a monster in the depths with an almost disturbing reverence.

Sergeant Joel Benson understands Mallory’s unease. Years ago, his own brother was killed in the home Mallory now owns. But that was just a tragic accident. Wasn’t it? The more Mallory investigates, the more fearful she becomes. Maybe there are monsters in McNamara. Maybe some have followed her there.

As a winter storm bears down, the refuge Mallory sought has become a trap. It’s time to face her past, the secrets behind the town’s friendly faces, and a reckoning that will shatter the eerie, icy calm of Loss Lake.

Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen Ong

Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen OngEnter for a chance to get one of 20 giveaways of the newest book Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen Ong, a must-read this season!

Daughter of Palestine shows how values make, or break, a romance. Told through the eyes of a small cast of characters in a big world, the story transcends the boundaries of race and culture, and reveals the sacrifice, and the hurt, of the struggle for life and liberty.

"Inspired by true events, the book sets out to define and put a face to evil, one that rarely resembles our childhood notions of what evil looks like." - Dr. Rebecca Deurlein, President, Teenager Success 101

Everything Changes by Catherine Bybee

Everything Changes by Catherine BybeeA woman proving herself in a man’s world finds love in the suspenseful and emotional conclusion to the Creek Canyon series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

As the only female civil engineer in her department, Grace Hudson needs space from men. Her last love interest traumatized her in ways she never saw coming; with that behind her, she is determined to focus on her career. Even so, a little flirting with a handsome stranger over coffee can’t hurt, right?

In their short interaction, Grace dazzles Dameon Locke. But he’s focused on his newest development project and keeping his company afloat after his biggest investor pulled out. So during the planning huddle with the city board, he’s stunned to find the petite spitfire he met at the coffee shop running the show.

Grace can’t ignore Dameon’s charm, but when a disgruntled developer accuses Grace of taking bribes, her world is upended. Worse still, something much more important than her job may be in peril.

With her career in shambles and her life in danger, Grace turns to Dameon…but will she risk putting him in danger too?

How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo MbueEnter for a chance to win an advance reader's copy of HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE, the new novel by Imbolo Mbue, bestselling author of How Beautiful We Were!

“The highly suspenseful story of an African village’s struggle for survival and justice in the face of ruthless American corporate greed is written with remarkable acuity and compassion. Mbue has given us a book with the richness and power of a great contemporary fable, and a heroine for our time.”—Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the National Book Award

Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

Hailed by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell as “a force to be reckoned with,” Liz Nugent is back with a powerful and unsettling new novel that will invite comparison to the bitter relationships in HBO’s blockbuster series Succession.

“A dark jewel of a novel, fire flickering in its depths and light lining its edges. …no other crime novelist of the past decade has rivaled Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, or Gillian Flynn. [LITTLE CRUELTIES is] a tragedy of evil power, crisply written and quickly paced; above all, [it’s] a thriller, swift and exciting and built like a carnival house, all false walls and trapdoors.”—A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

“Artfully constructed… the author’s skillful telling of this multigenerational tragedy has the riveting power of an imminent car crash.”—Publishers Weekly

"Liz Nugent’s books exist at that very particular crossroads of horror and psychological thriller where the horror exists in the cruelty of human relationships themselves. As with all of Liz Nugent’s works, the sociopathy of characters is as much rooted in the repressed culture of 1980s Ireland as in the figures themselves. No one is rotten to begin with, Nugent knows, but she won’t let us look away from how truly rotten some of us become."—CrimeReads

Undressed with the Marquess by Christi Caldwell

Undressed with the Marquess by Christi CaldwellFor a heartbroken woman and a daring thief, the most tempting proposal comes after marriage in the unforgettable final Lost Lords of London novel by USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell.

Long ago, Dare Grey disappeared from privilege to help the downtrodden. Abandoning his future as a nobleman, he instead came of age as the most skilled—and wanted—thief in East London. But when the Robin Hood of the Rookeries is captured, his influential grandfather offers him a choice: face his heritage…or the gallows. And to step into his rightful role as marquess, Dare must find a wife.

Little do they know, he already has.

Marrying Dare rescued young Temperance Swift from a brutal life. Yet his commitments were elsewhere, and Temperance would not continue in the charade of a relationship that surely would end with her husband in Newgate Prison. It broke her heart to leave the righteous bandit, but she established a new life for herself as a seamstress. One who respected and obeyed the law and kept herself safe—if lonely.

But Dare finds her and offers to resume their role as husband and wife, and this time it will yield a fortune. A fortune that could be used to help the disadvantaged, without resorting to ever-more-daring thefts…

Once they’re ensconced in the comfortable family fold of Mayfair, the romance they thought ended years ago stirs again. But when every kiss is shadowed by the mistakes of the past, and a haunting secret Temperance bears, will love be enough to save t

Jacobo's Rainbow by David Hirshberg

Jacobo's Rainbow by David HirshbergJACOBO’S RAINBOW is an historical literary novel set primarily in the nineteen sixties during the convulsive period of the student protest movements and the Vietnam War. It focuses on the issue of being an outsider, an altogether common circumstance that resonates with readers in today’s America. It speaks to universal truths that affect us all.

It’s a story of triumph over adversity (hypocrisy, loss, lies, murder, concealment, prejudice) that’s told with vivid descriptions, perceptive insights, humor and sensitivity, which enables the reader to identify with the characters who come to life to illustrate who we are, how we behave, and what causes us to change.

“A beautiful novel set in the past but perfectly, scarily, relevant to our current moment.”—Gary Shteyngart, author of Lake Success

“Jacobo’s Rainbow is a sweeping examination of the unique buckle in time that was the ‘Sixties,’ told from the perspective of the ultimate outsider. Jacobo’s journey takes him from a remote enclave to a college campus, where he becomes immersed in the Free Speech movement, and to the battlefields of Vietnam. His insights and observations about society, his peers, bigotry and anti-Semitism are both trenchant and currently relevant to the culture wars and threats to free speech we see on our college campuses and society at large today. Jacobo’s Rainbow is a deeply moving, sensitive, and profound novel—a definite must-read.”—Marcia Clark, author of Blood Defense and Final Judgme

Unfettered Journey by Gary F. Bengier

Unfettered Journey—A love and adventure story with a philosophical perspective-—

I’m giving away 100 Kindle copies of my new book, Unfettered Journey, just released on Labor Day. This speculative fiction novel explores the individual’s quest for purpose in a richly imagined AI future. It is a love and adventure story with a philosophical perspective.

Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit. He travels to a small college to progress his quest, but instead finds love, a secret plot by unjust forces, and the answers to his fundamental questions—the nature of the conscious mind and free will. Join the journey.

Find Me in Havana by Serena Burdick

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The dazzling true story of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated Hispanic actresses and her daughter’s search for answers.

Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration—from Havana to New York’s Copacabana and then Hollywood—becomes the one true accomplishment no one can take from her. Not the 1933 Cuban Revolution that drove her family into poverty. Not the revolving door of husbands and the fickle world of film. Not even the tragic devastation of Castro’s revolution that rained down on her loved ones.

Thirty years later, her young adult daughter, Nina Rodriguez, is blindsided by her mother’s mysterious, untimely death. Seeking answers no one else wants to hear, the grieving Nina navigates the troubling, opulent memories of their life together and discovers how much Estelita sacrificed to live the American dream on her own terms.

Based on true events and exclusive interviews with the real Nina Rodriguez, Find Me in Havana weaves two unforgettable voices into one extraordinary journey that explores the unbreakable bond between mother and child, and the ever-changing landscape of self-discovery.

Cultural Heritage, Family Life Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

author website: serenaburdick.com