Cypress Lake by Linda Wells

Cypress Lake by Linda  WellsEnter for a chance to win one of 10 signed copies of CYPRESS LAKE: A Romance Thriller by Linda Wells.

Alexa Smith has left her small-town Florida roots behind for a glamorous life as a flight attendant. However, her upcoming high school reunion is dredging up more than a little heartache. Alexa’s one true love is still in Cypress Lake—with his wife and daughter

.As Alexa confronts her feelings for Rick Young, she finds herself tossed into a tangled web of mystery and murder that has its roots in decades-old resentments. Rick’s wife is dead, and any one of Alexa’s friends or family could be next.

Author Linda Wells is an expert writer of domestic thriller books. In this new addition to the pantheon of top romantic thrillers and sexy mystery books, Wells, one of the premier, homegrown Florida mystery authors, sprinkles a touch of sweetness and seduction into this churn of chaotic emotion.

This is one of those romantic murder mystery books you won't be able to put down!

Misfit Mage by Michael Taggart

Misfit Mage by Michael    TaggartHe went searching for a fresh start. He didn’t expect to find unusual friends, fierce enemies, and primal powers.

Jason thought that it was the end of his life after being attacked and hunted by a band of ruthless thugs. Instead, he taped into the source of creation and emerged from his Death Experience with magical powers.

Rescued by a mountain troll and a battle mage, he become part of an unlikely group of housemates, defending a mystical old mansion from those who want to destroy it. Joined by a cheerful granny, an incubus who is entirely too attractive, and a tiny fierce kitten, Jason finds a new sense of belonging and purpose.

The band of misfits are on the losing side of the mage war until Jason discovers the rules of magic are not as set in stone as they appear to be. Jason has little power, but he discovers he can see magic and manipulate it at a microscopic level. What he detects begins his journey into discovering how his new powers really work, and just might be the edge they need to survive.

If you like witty dialogue, diverse characters, magic that feels real, and intense action, then you will love this LGBTQ urban fantasy.

If you like Harry Dresden or Iron Druid, or enjoy a thriller grounded in magic, then buy Misfit Mage today and step into a whole new enchanted world.

“I enjoyed the improvements in his magical path that was so different than anything else I've ever read.” - Melissa Jane

Beneath the Ashes by Dea Poirier

Beneath the Ashes by Dea PoirierA troubled detective learns that the fires of the past are still burning in this haunting, emotional thriller.

When detective Claire Calderwood is called to a grisly murder scene, she’s haunted by memories of her murdered sister. The victim is tied to a motel bed, her head covered in plastic and her body sprinkled with ashes. Claire’s dealt with vile crime scenes before, but this one strikes close to home.

Claire’s boyfriend, reporter Noah Washington, once helped find her sister’s killer, but now he’s a distraction to this new investigation. She wants to help him resolve the mysteries of his past, but Noah has been distant, and Claire knows he’s keeping something from her.

When another girl is murdered like the first, Claire suspects the work of a serial killer. As the case heats up and evidence mounts, she finds herself in profound danger. Claire’s been burned before; now she must decide if she can trust Noah to help her solve the case and uncover the truth that lies beneath the ashes.

Mercy Road by Ann Howard Creel

Mercy Road by Ann Howard CreelInspired by the true story of the World War I American Women’s Hospital, Mercy Road is a novel about love, courage, and a female ambulance driver who risks everything.

In 1917, after Arlene Favier’s home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. If she doesn’t succeed, they will all be impoverished. Job opportunities are scarce, but then a daring possibility arises: the American Women’s Hospital needs ambulance drivers to join a trailblazing, all-female team of doctors and nurses bound for war-torn France.

On the front lines, Arlene and her fellow ambulance drivers work day and night to aid injured soldiers and civilians. In between dangerous ambulance runs, Arlene reunites with a childhood friend, Jimmy Tucker, now a soldier, who opens her heart like no one before. But she has also caught the attention of Felix Brohammer, a charismatic army captain who harbors a dark, treacherous secret.

To expose Brohammer means risking her family’s future and the promise of love. Arlene must make a choice: stay in the safety of silence or take the greatest chance of her life.

Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza

Nine Elms by Robert BryndzaFrom the breakthrough international bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice, a breathtaking, page-turning novel about a disgraced female detective’s fight for redemption. And survival…

Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly turned into a nightmare. Traumatized, betrayed, and publicly vilified for the shocking circumstances surrounding the cannibal murder case, Kate could only watch as her career ended in scandal.

Fifteen years after those catastrophic events, Kate is still haunted by the unquiet ghosts of her troubled past. Now a lecturer at a small coastal English university, she finally has a chance to face them. A copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle, continuing the ghastly work of his idol.

Enlisting her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate draws on her prodigious and long-neglected skills as an investigator to catch a new monster. Success promises redemption, but there’s much more on the line: Kate was the original killer’s intended fifth victim…and his successor means to finish the job.

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen#1 New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s shocking and empowering true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother’s house of horrors.

After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now.

For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders.

Harrowing and heartrending, If You Tell is a survivor’s story of absolute evil—and the freedom and justice that Nikki, Sami, and Tori risked their lives to fight for. Sisters forever, victims no more, they found a light in the darkness that made them the resilient women they are today—loving, loved, and moving on.

Holidate by Monica Murphy

Holidate by Monica  MurphyEnter for a chance to WIN one of three signed copies of HOLIDATE! This Christmas romance is a sweet, slow burn between two people who can't help but fall for each other despite their very obvious differences...

The New Testament in Its World by N.T. Wright

The New Testament in Its World by N.T. WrightEnter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of New Testament in its World by N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird.

New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. T. (Tom) Wright.

Zed by Joanna Kavenna

Zed by Joanna Kavenna*GALLEY GIVEAWAY*

"Complex, funny, prescient, difficult: Kavenna's novel tackles nothing less than everything as it blurs the lines between real and virtual." —Kirkus, starred review

From the winner of the Orange Award for New Writing comes a blistering, satirical novel about life under a global media and tech corporation that knows exactly what we think, what we want, and what we do—before we do.

One corporation has made a perfect world based on a perfect algorithm . . . now what to do with all these messy people?
Lionel Bigman is dead. Murdered by a robot. Guy Matthias, the philandering founder and CEO of the mega-corporation Beetle, insists it was human error. But was it? Either the predictive algorithms of Beetle's supposedly omniscient 'lifechain' don't work, or, they've been hacked. Both scenarios are impossible to imagine and signal the end of Beetle's technotopia and life as we know it.
Dazzlingly original and darkly comic, Zed asks profound questions about who we are, what we owe to one another, and what makes us human. It describes our moment—the ugliness and the beauty—perfectly. Kavenna is a prophet who has seen deeply into the present—and thrown back her head and laughed.

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road by Robert  Kolker*EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY*

“An extraordinary case study and tour de force of reporting.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A BEAUTIFUL MIND

ABOUT HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD:
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amid profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations.

With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope.

Disarm by Karina Halle

Disarm by Karina HalleKarina Halle, the New York Times bestselling author of Discretion, lifts the veil off a privileged family dynasty to reveal a wealth of secrets and dangerous obsessions.

Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she’s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France’s most illustrious dynasties. But underneath the facade, Seraphine struggles to hold it all together. Besides grieving her adoptive father’s suspicious and sudden death, she also shares a tenuous role in the family business with Blaise, her in-name-only cousin. As tumultuous as their history is, he may be the only member of the deceptive Dumont family she can trust.

Seraphine is a temptation Blaise can’t resist. The torch he’s carried for years still burns. It’s his secret—a quiet obsession just out of reach. Until his brother demands that he spy on the increasingly cagey Seraphine, whom their father considers a dispensable Dumont outlier. But the more Blaise watches her and the closer he gets, the more he sees Seraphine may have every right to be suspicious. And she could be the next one in danger—from his own family.

As blood runs hot and hearts give in, Seraphine and Blaise have only each other. But can their love survive the secrets they’re about to uncover?

Entrepreneurial Leap by Gino Wickman

Entrepreneurial Leap by Gino WickmanHappy National Entrepreneurship Month! Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 copies of ENTREPRENEURIAL LEAP.

About the Book:
You’ve thought about starting your own business . . . but how can you decide if you should really take the leap?

There’s a lot on the line, and you have to ask yourself difficult questions: Do I have what it takes? Is it worth it? And how the hell do I do it?

You need answers. This book has them.

Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur? is an easy-to-use guide that will help you decide, once and for all, if entrepreneurship is right for you—because success as an entrepreneur depends on far more than just a great idea and a generous helping of luck.

In this three-part book, Gino Wickman, bestselling author of Traction, reveals the six essential traits that every entrepreneur needs in order to succeed, based on real-world startups that have reached incredible heights. If these traits ring true for you, you’ll get a glimpse of what your life would look like as an entrepreneur. What’s more, Wickman will help you determine what type of business best suits your unique skill set and provide a detailed roadmap, with tools, tips, and exercises, that will accelerate your path to startup success.

Packed with real-life stories and practical advice, Entrepreneurial Leap is a simple how-to manual for BIG results.

From Liberty to Magnolia by Janice S. Ellis

From Liberty to Magnolia by Janice S. EllisEnter for a chance to win one of 50 signed copies of the original edition of From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream. This powerful memoir has won several awards and honors. It has received great editorial reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Chanticleer Book Reviews, the Non Fiction Author Association and others. It continues to receive great reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

Cowboy the F Up! How to be a Real Man in Today's World. by Don Bendell

Cowboy the F Up! How to be a Real Man in Today's World. by Don BendellEnter for a chance to win 1 copy out of 100 being given away of Cowboy the F Up How to be a Real Man in Today's World. This book is for men and women and is a fun, funny, dramatic, romantic, heart-wrenching, and exciting memoir, as well as a self help book about the 5 types of men, and what makes them most desirable to women. It helps men learn to be a real man, a complete man, and helps women see how to pick winners instead of losers. Best of luck and visit the Don Bendell author page on Goodreads to check out my other 29 books. For both of us, Blessings, Don Bendell