The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice

The Shadow Box by Luanne RiceThe Amazon Charts bestselling author of Last Day delivers a haunting thriller about how far one wife is willing to go to expose the truth—and the lengths someone will go to stop her.

After artist Claire Beaudry Chase is attacked and left for dead in her home on the Connecticut coast, she doesn’t know who she can trust. But her well-connected husband, Griffin—who is running for governor—is her prime suspect.

Just before the attack, Claire was preparing for an exhibit of her shadow boxes, one of which clearly accuses Griffin of a violent crime committed twenty-five years ago. If the public were to find out who her husband is, his political career would be over. Claire’s certain her husband and his powerful supporters would kill her to stop the truth from getting out.

When one of Claire’s acquaintances is murdered, the authorities suspect the homicide is linked to the attack on Claire. As the dual investigations unfold, Claire must decide how much she’s willing to lose to take down her husband and the corrupt group of elites who will do anything to protect Griffin’s interests and their own.


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The Hobgoblin of Little Minds by Mark Matthews

The Hobgoblin of Little Minds by Mark  MatthewsENTER TO WIN ONE OF FIVE SIGNED PAPERBACKS
"Mark Matthews is the reigning king of modern psychological horror."
~KEALAN PATRICK BURKE, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of KIN

Kori Persephone Driscoe suffered through her dad's mental illness. All she wanted was for him to get better, but instead he disappeared. Kori trespasses into the abandoned Northville Psychiatric Hospital, the last place her dad was treated, seeking solace and traces of his memory. What she finds instead is something no longer human living deep in the underground tunnels.

During the last days of the hospital, a roque psychiatrist had been manipulating the mood swings of the mentally ill, transforming patients into savage, manic creatures who seek justice by the light of the full moon. When the creatures hunt for prey, only an escaped patient and her beloved child can help Kori survive--but they better act fast, because the creatures want blood, Kori wants to save her dad, and the whole hospital is about to be blown to pieces and bury Kori alive.

"As a new take on the werewolf story, it is a fascinating read, but as a deep dive into the realities of mental illness, the book is an absolute triumph."


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Widowish by Melissa Gould

Widowish by Melissa  GouldMelissa Gould’s hopeful memoir of grieving outside the box and the surprising nature of love.

When Melissa Gould’s husband, Joel, was unexpectedly hospitalized, she could not imagine how her life was about to change. Overwhelmed with uncertainty as Joel’s condition tragically worsened, she offered him the only thing she could: her love and devotion. Her dedication didn’t end with his death.

Left to resume life without her beloved husband and raise their young daughter on her own, Melissa soon realized that her and Joel’s love lived on. Melissa found she didn’t fit the typical mold of widowhood or meet the expectations of mourning. She didn’t look like a widow or act like a widow, but she felt like one. Melissa was widowish.

Melissa’s personal journey through grief and beyond includes unlikely inspiration from an evangelical preacher, the calming presence of some Real Housewives, and the unexpected attention of a charming musician.

A modern take on loss, Widowish illuminates the twists of fate that break our world, the determination that keeps us moving forward, and the surprises in life we never see coming.


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Calder Brand by Janet Dailey

Calder Brand by Janet DaileyEnter for your chance to win a copy of CALDER BRAND by Janet Dailey!

Ambition drove Joe Dollarhide across the parched plains from Fort Sam Houston to Dodge City. One day, he was determined to have a spread every bit as vast and impressive as his employer's. But when a wild stampede separates him from the cattle drive, it is survival that keeps him going when most would have given up. Survival and a burning need to settle the score with Benteen Calder, the cattle boss he used to worship, the man who left him for dead...

Hope buoyed Sarah Foxworth when she had just five dollars to her name, traveling the dusty rails where Joe first rescued her from a violent attack, then won her heart as a cowboy in need of redemption. With dreams of becoming a doctor herself one day, she uses all her wits to save her uncle's medical practice and his reputation. But it's her own reputation that suffers when she gives birth to an illegitimate baby.

Years later, when Sarah walks into Joe's world once more, he's shaken to the core. Her dreams of becoming a doctor are dashed; her only hope is to find a better life for herself and her son--a child there's no denying is his own. Now a prosperous rancher, Joe yearns to finally make a home with Sarah and their boy. But life has shown Joe that nothing worth having ever comes easy. And that Sarah is a woman worth fighting for...


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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal MaldonadoEnter for a chance to win a galley of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega!

Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one—especially her mom. Charlies wants a good relationship with her body, but it’s hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight-loss shakes on her dressers doesn’t help.

The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter. So when Charlie starts her first relationship with a cute boy, everything is perfect until she learns one thing—he asked her straight-sized BFF out first. Is she his second choice or what? Does he even really see her?
Because it’s time people did.

“This book feels like your best friend giving you a hug—it’s warm and sweet and healing.”
—Mason Deaver, bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best

“Rom-com energy and a whole lot of awkward, goofy, chubby-girl-with-a-crush-on-a-boy vibes.”
—Gabby Rivera, author of Juliet Takes a Breath and Marvel’s America


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Walk in My Combat Boots by James Patterson

Walk in My Combat Boots by James PattersonOne of the biggest releases of the year!

Enter this giveaway for a chance to win one of 10 hardcover copies of Walk in My Combat Boots by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, First Sergeant, US Army (Ret.)

Praise for Walk in My Combat Boots:

“If you ever had a moment’s doubt about the courage, the sense of duty or the patriotism of this young generation, then this book will put that doubt to rest. Raw, authentic, and above all, inspiring; these are the stories America needs to hear about the remarkable young men and women who serve. If these challenging times caused you to lose hope, this book will reaffirm your faith in all that is good and honorable about this country.”

– Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)

“This book will take your breath away, break your heart, and leave you in awe of the hard work, raw courage, ingenuity and resilience of the men and women who wear the boots. You’ll hear them say why they do it, and how they deal with triumph, tragedy and living with the legacy of their service. Every American should read it.”

– President Bill Clinton

“Up close war is a tapestry of individual stories, as painfully raw, improbably funny, and completely human as the soldiers themselves. James Patterson and my former Ranger comrade Matt Eversmann, have brilliantly woven together an image that is as compelling as it is entertaining.”

– Stanley A. McChrystal, General, US Army (Ret.)


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Anna & The American Puzzle by Jennifer Kasman

Anna & The American Puzzle by Jennifer KasmanEnter for a chance to WIN one of 10 paperback copies of Anna & The American Puzzle, a Novel by Jennifer Kasman.

The story begins in the year 2024. An American President who won a controversial election when Anna was in first grade has refused to leave office. Term limits have been abolished.

In this near-future America, a surprising combination of wealthy, religious, and social media derived power structures joined forces to form a political party that allowed him to win.

As the new regime reshapes the country into a high-tech surveillance state, the free and open use of technology by most citizens is outlawed.

Anna’s diary of how her life unfolds as part of the working poor in this “new America” reveals a story of limited choices, and shows how having limited choices makes her an easy mark. Her encounters with the elements of power that control the country result in an accidental opportunity for her to work in the White House. The perks of working for the rich and powerful provide Anna with the chance to live a material life far beyond what she could have attained given her lack of birthright.

But, when she learns during her work at the White House that huge swaths of American children are being sent away to military training camps when their parents can’t afford to care for them, she has to decide how she will reconcile her past and her present. How much of a price is Anna willing to pay to be an outsider admitted to the inner sanctum of wealth and power? (less)


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