The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

The World That We Knew by Alice HoffmanThis instant New York Times bestseller and longlist recipient for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal takes place in 1941, during humanity’s darkest hour, and follows three unforgettable young women who must act with courage and love to survive.

In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she’s destined to be.

What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending.

Blood of Zeus by Meredith Wild

Blood of Zeus by Meredith Wild**SIGNED ADVANCE COPIES**

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed advance copies of Blood of Zeus, the first book in the highly anticipated series coming August 25th from #1 NYT bestselling author Meredith Wild & USA Today bestselling author Angel Payne!

Synopsis...

An ancient grudge. A forbidden love.

The only thing worse than being a demon is being a Valari. As an undergraduate at Los Angeles’s Alameda University, Kara Valari can sometimes succeed at forgetting she’s both. Lost between the pages of the classics and tucked into the shadows of lecture halls, she can dodge the paparazzi’s lenses as well as her family’s publicized dramas—not to mention their private expectations. She has one more year to feed her true passions. Then she’ll be expected to fulfill a much darker destiny.

Cursed with inexplicable strength and godlike stature, literature professor Maximus Kane knows all about darkness. Every day he’s reminded of the missteps of his childhood and the devastating consequences they’ve had on those dearest to him. To atone, Maximus spends his nights alone and his days submerged in the quiet life of academia. His existence has become a study in control, and he’s become a master at it—until Kara Valari walks into his toughest course.

Viscerally, Kara’s everything he craves. Logically, she’s everything he rejects. She’s a starlet of privilege. She’s also a student. And after one touch, he can’t deny that she’s awakened something in him that may never go dormant. Noth

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

Vesper Flights by Helen MacdonaldNamed a Best Book of the Summer by Entertainment Weekly, TIME, and Literary Hub, VESPER FLIGHTS is “gorgeously composed, complexly affecting, and stunningly revelatory" (Booklist).

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah PennerEnter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner!

A forgotten history.

A secret network of women.

A legacy of poison and revenge.

Welcome to The Lost Apothecary.

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

Categories
Contemporary Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Historical Fiction

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Shadow Copy by Michele Leathers

Shadow Copy by Michele LeathersEnter for your chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of Shadow Copy: Exit Darkness by Michele Leathers, Ryan Leathers.

What if you could switch bodies? Would you do it? In Shadow Copy, it is possible. But cheating death always comes with risks.

Becca Tanner wants everybody to think that she is a typical seventeen-year-old high school senior, but she’s not. Her father is the inventor of a radical new medical procedure that has caught the attention of the entire world and is now secured under the watchful eye of the United States government. Through the use of ground-breaking bio-technology, he is able to transfer a person’s entire psyche from one body and place it into another.

But suitable donor bodies are rare, and there is heated public controversy over the morality of the procedure. Becca’s old body was dying from cancer, so her father transplanted her into a new body, just six months ago. Becca mustn’t tell anyone who her father is, or that she is a recipient, otherwise she risks becoming a target of those who want to steal her father’s research, and those who oppose it.

Categories
Young Adult Science Fiction, Young Adult Paranormal, Young Adult Mystery, Young Adult Thriller
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The Big Bang Code by Doug Maisner

The Big Bang Code by Doug MaisnerEnter for a chance to win a copy of The Big Bang Code by Doug Maisner.

Fredrick Faros carries memories of his dead wife in his heart and the weight of a thousand Special Forces ops in his thoughts. His lark into experimental physics fell apart years ago. But when commandos hit a black site lab, Faros gets the call. He must crack the Big Bang Code, a sequence woven into the origins of our universe. And stop the commandos from unleashing its frightening power.

Scowl by Mark Lages

Scowl by Mark LagesEnter for chance to win one of ten copies of Scowl being given away. It is the story of the fictional phenom named Scowl, told through a lifetime of interviews. For more information on this book, as well as some great info on the author, please go directly to www.marklages.com.

The Brightest Star by Fern Michaels

The Brightest Star by Fern MichaelsEnter for your chance to win a copy of THE BRIGHTEST STAR by Fern Michaels!

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Christmas is more than just a celebration for Lauren Montgomery. For generations, it’s been her family’s livelihood. Their Christmas shop, Razzle Dazzle Décor, has seen seasonal fads come and go, but there’s one trend they can’t escape. Online superstores are swallowing their sales, and this Christmas season will need to be their best ever if the store is to stay in business.

To help keep the shop afloat, Lauren also has a sideline, writing biographies for business figures. She’s thrilled when her literary agent contacts her with a new proposal—before learning that the subject will be none other than John Gerald Giompalo. He’s the titan behind Globalgoods.com, the online retailer that has spelled doom for hundreds of small businesses just like Razzle Dazzle Décor. Despite her misgivings, Lauren travels to Seattle to confer with the mogul, and is caught off guard when his son, John Jr., attends the meeting too. Handsome, intelligent, and deeply kind, he’s perfect—apart from the fact that he’s part of the company threatening everything Lauren loves.

As her deadline, and Christmas, draw closer, Lauren knows that there’s more than her family’s shop at stake. Her heart is, too. But there’s no better time than the holidays to make a secret wish on the brightest star you see—and let the season’s magic take hold . . .

Debt of Loyalty by Christopher G. Nuttall

Debt of Loyalty by Christopher G. NuttallAn uncivil war in space sends a planet spinning out of control in the next thrilling Kat Falcone novel by bestselling author Christopher G. Nuttall.

The Commonwealth has fractured, its interstellar order breaking down into civil war. On one side is Hadrian, the outlaw king of Tyre, driven from his homeworld and forced into a fragile alliance with the colony worlds; on the other sits a parliament determined to restrain him at all costs. The time for talk is over. The matter can be settled only by war.

Loyal to the king, Admiral Kat Falcone leads her fleets into battle, joined by allies with motives of their own. But her friend and former comrade Commodore William McElney has chosen to join the Houses of Parliament. They now find themselves on opposing sides of a civil war, trapped into waging a series of battles that neither wants to fight but that they dare not lose. And as shadows and secrets come to light, they may find themselves watching helplessly as the war tears the universe they fought for apart.

Without by Meg Johnson

Without by Meg  Johnson"Pick up this book and eat it, I mean love it, I mean eat it.” —Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)

New from Vine Leaves Press. Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Without: Body, Name, Country by Meg Johnson, author of the books Inappropriate Sleepover and The Crimes of Clara Turlington.

In Meg Johnson’s third full length collection, Without: Body, Name, Country, strange experiences become familiar and familiar experiences become strange, as a human body, a sense of self, and an entire nation all teeter toward the verge of destruction.

In daring poems and intimate flash nonfiction pieces, Johnson portrays a world that is corrupt yet full of possibilities. Sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, one woman’s struggles with health, identity, and politics reveal universal adversity, longing, and wildness.

Reading this book is to climb “a spiral staircase in a tower full of fun house mirrors.” Without: Body, Name, Country is the book you didn’t know you needed.

"A fierce, playful, unapologetic, and morally complex examination of life. Those who enjoy memoir and poetry will find both forms seamlessly and searingly interwoven here." —Mark Leidner

"Sometimes wryly hilarious, sometimes hauntingly unsettling. Read this collection and marvel." —Anne Champion

"A ferocity that has to be read to be believed. These poems will survive, long after we are gone, and I, for one, feel lucky to have shared the earth with them." —Shaindel Beers

From That Moment by Carrie Ann Ryan

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan continues her sexy new contemporary stand-alone series with an enemies-to-lovers office romance.

Paris Trissel is in a dating rut. Despite the pact she made with her friends to find someone to share her life with, she’s throwing in the towel after only a few blind dates. Add in the fact that the new hire at the job she used to love happens to be the Brady brother she can’t stand, and Paris is having a terrible year.

Prior Brady’s life seems pretty perfect from the outside. He has a wonderful, caring girlfriend, a family he’s never been closer to, and a new job he can’t wait to sink his teeth and talents into. Too bad the woman he has to work with for hours a day hates him on sight.

Once the two are forced to find the balance between chemistry and temptation, however, they’ll realize they’re stronger together than apart. Except when Paris’s past comes back with a vengeance, bringing terror, pain, and horror with it, both she and Prior will have to lean on each other.

In more ways than one.

Something I Keep Upstairs by Philip Crawford

Something I Keep Upstairs by Philip CrawfordEnter to win the just-released book that KIRKUS calls, "An assured mystery with an engaging narrator and a distinctive cast," and the Daily Hampshire Gazette says, "...shines a spotlight on the violence that can lurk within a seemingly peaceful small town, where people can hold grudges for 50 years, and there's ongoing tension between year-round residents and summer tourists."

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

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"Ferociously entertaining. A novel like a triathlon: part evil-twin thriller, part howdunit (or did-she-do-it?), part juicy family drama. Drop Knives Out and Double Indemnity into the blender, shake some Dead Calm over the froth, power it on, and you’ve got a cocktail like The Girl in the Mirror—fresh, flavorful, and utterly intoxicating."
—AJ Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window