Win a Kindle edition of "Madness & Soil", a new crime thriller by Scottish author S. K. Paisley.
When a vulnerable teenage girl is reported missing on the Isle of Arran, police probationer Annie Greaves makes it her mission to find her. The unique beauty and remoteness of the Isle of Arran, Scotland provides a haunting backdrop to this story of loneliness, isolation and life on the fringes of society.
About S. K. Paisley:
S. K. Paisley was born in Glasgow. She studied Law and English Literature at University of Glasgow before working as a secondary school teacher.
She wrote her first novel Take a Breath while travelling around South America and her second novel, Madness & Soil, while living in Amsterdam, Glasgow, Montreal, Ottawa and Hamburg.
Praise for S. K. Paisley:
"This is a novel set in the borderlands between the straight world and the criminal world, suggesting how easily that border can be crossed and how dark the results can be - an interesting and dramatic debut."
- William McIlvanney
"a writing fluent and evocative, a refined style and at the same time light. Close your eyes is the debut novel of true talent."
- Publishers Weekly
"One of the most fresh and original contemporary thrillers."
- Library Journal
"SK Paisley blows life into these characters."
"One of the most gripping thrillers published in the last year."
- Kirkus Reviews
Amazon Charts bestselling author Vivian Barz pits Susan Marlan and Eric Evans against a new menacing adversary in this suspenseful sequel to her acclaimed debut, Forgotten Bones.
Two months have passed, and the horrors of Death Farm still torment police officer Susan Marlan and college professor Eric Evans. Susan struggles to regain her zeal for fighting crime, while Eric is slowly coming to terms with his newfound “gift” of seeing the dead.
Seeking much-needed rest, Susan and Eric follow their musician friend Jake and his band to Washington State. But once they reach the cheerless town of Clancy, Eric’s murderous visions start again. Something seems wrong about the town and its aloof citizens—and suspicions turn to dread when members of Jake’s band go missing.
Eric, Susan, and Jake search deep in the dark forest of the Olympic Peninsula, where many have disappeared. But the harder they search, the less cooperative the locals become. As the case begins looking more like a murder investigation, the trio must work together to locate the lost and uncover chilling town secrets buried in the darkest of places.
A bittersweet reunion becomes a time for looking back and starting over in a heartwarming new novel from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.
Miss Janie is at the end of a long and full life, but she has no intention of crossing that finish line until she’s found her girls…
It’s been ten years since Teresa and Kayla shook off the dust of Birthright, Texas, went their separate ways, and never looked back. Apart from their foster mom, Miss Janie, they don’t have many fond memories of their hometown. Or of each other. Still, neither can forget the kind woman who opened her home and heart to two teenagers in need.
When a private investigator—who just happens to be Miss Janie’s handsome nephew—tracks them both down and tells them Miss Janie is dying, Teresa and Kayla know deep down that they’ve got to be there for her as she had been there for them.
With Teresa and Kayla together again under the same roof, old tensions may flare, but with Miss Janie’s help, they might rediscover that home is the perfect place for new beginnings.
Enter to win 1 of 10 copies of Angel of Darkness, the New York Times bestseller and the book behind TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness!
In this fast-paced and chilling story by Caleb Carr, Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) has opened her own private detective agency and is leading the charge on a brand-new case with the help of Dr. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and John Moore (Luke Evans). Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer.
Don’t miss the 2-hour season premiere of TNT's The Alienist: Angel of Darkness on July 19 9/8 c.
An 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.
Politics is a test of wills in a sharp, funny, and emotional novel about truth and consequences by the New York Times bestselling author.
Cleo McDougal is a born politician. From congresswoman to senator, the magnetic, ambitious single mother now has her eye on the White House—always looking forward, never back. Until an estranged childhood friend shreds her in an op-ed hit piece gone viral.
With seven words—“Cleo McDougal is not a good person”—the presidential hopeful has gone from in control to damage control, and not just in Washington but in life.
Enter Cleo’s “regrets list” of 233 and counting. Her chief of staff has a brilliant idea: pick the top ten, make amends during a media blitz, and repair her reputation. But there are regrets, and there are regrets: like her broken relationship with her sister, her affair with a law school professor…and the regret too big to even say out loud.
But with risk comes reward, and as Cleo makes both peace and amends with her past, she becomes more empowered than ever to tackle her career, confront the hypocrites out to destroy her, and open her heart to what matters most—one regret at a time.
A missed chance leads to a second chance romance in this new story from rom com queen Lindsey Kelk! Enter now for a chance to win 1 of 50 advance copies.
When Ros comes home after three years away, she’s ready to pick up with life exactly where she left it. But her friends have moved on, her parents have rekindled their romance, and her bedroom is now a garden shed. All of a sudden, she’s swept up in nostalgia for the way things were.
Then her phone begins to ping, with messages from her old life, including one number she thought she’d erased for good—the one belonging to the man who broke her heart.
Is this her second chance at one big love? Sometimes we all want to see what we’ve been missing…
A prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.
What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.
In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.
Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.
“...never before have I come across a book that explores consciousness, goodness and freedom.”--Goodreads 5-star review
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 All's Well ebooks.
This rollicking treatise blends philosophy, metaphysics and ethics into an original, lyrical meditation on our place in the Universe, both the distance we have come and the much longer way before us. All's Well offers the keys to perfecting our purpose: establishing Freedom for All.
When a personal trainer and a computer genius are caught in the dark web, there’s a lot to fear and a love to fight for in a heart-racing novel by Nancy Herkness, award-winning author of The Money Man.
Dawn Galioto is an expert in self-defense and the most in-demand personal trainer at her Jersey gym—a perfect position for a woman fighting her way out of a troubled past and the anxieties that come with it. Then, after complaints about baffling Wi-Fi glitches at the gym, Dawn calls in disarmingly hot, high-powered computer consultant Leland Rockwell. If she can trust anyone to fix her on-the-job problems, it’s Leland. As for healing her off-hours fears, time will tell.
The cybersecurity genius of KRG, Leland sees a lot to admire in Dawn. She’s strong, quick-witted, and sexy. And something of a puzzle—one Leland wants very much to solve. If only she’d let him. Every new reveal brings him intimately closer to Dawn, but there’s another, more dangerous riddle to decipher. After going undercover to solve her Wi-Fi problem, Leland’s found a dark workplace secret. As Dawn’s past threatens a burgeoning romance, the deepening mystery they’re discovering threatens their lives.
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 Kindle edition copies of The Guardians of Erum and the Calamitous Child of Socotra by A. Ali Hasan Ali.
The story of young father quests across ancient Arabia to save his son from mysterious forces who plan to sacrifice him and bring about the ruination of the world. A novel inspired by Arabia’s pre-Islamic ancient history, traditions, religious beliefs, and local culture and folklore.
It's Christmas in July! Enter now for a chance to win this captivating novel of heartbreak, loss, friendship, and hope set around the holidays!
If you could turn back the clock, would you choose a different life?
Ben’s always loved the month of December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic.
Then his old friend Alice gets back in touch. Ben’s always thought of Alice as the one that got away, and he can’t help but wonder: what if he’d done things differently all those years ago?
He never imagines he might get to find out… but when a stranger sells Ben a mysterious watch one freezing winter’s night, he’s astonished to wake up the next morning on December 5th, 2005: the day he first kissed Daphne, leaving Alice behind.
Now Ben must make the biggest decision of his life, all over again. But this time around, will he finally find the courage to follow his heart?
All About Us is a powerful love story about how the choices we make throughout our lives shape our destiny.
"A spellbinding book about a missing child, and about the life of a writer. Bold, suspenseful, and impossible to put down. This one will stay with me for a long time." — Samantha Downing, New York Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
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A shocking thriller by the bestselling author of Girls of Glass.
It seems like an open-and-shut case for FBI special agent Lucy Thorne when Eliza Cook walks into the field office. The teenage girl confesses to murdering a young boy. Disturbingly composed, she reveals chilling details only the killer could know. Beyond that Eliza doesn’t say another word, leaving a vital question met with dead silence: Why did she do it?
To find the answer, Lucy goes to the scene of the crime in the small Idaho town of Knox Hollow. But Lucy’s questions are only mounting. Especially when she’s drawn deeper into the life of the victim. Then a combing of the woods yields unsettling evidence that Eliza isn’t the only one in this close-knit rural community with secrets.
Getting to the truth is becoming Lucy’s obsession. And it’s a dangerous one. Because for the good folks of Knox Hollow, hiding that truth will take more than silence.
A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.
But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.
Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.
Enter for your chance to win an Advance Reader's Edition of PLAIN BAD HEROINES by Emily M. Danforth, on sale 10/20!
“Brimming from start to finish with sly humor and gothic mischief. Brilliant.”
— Sarah Waters
Our story begins in 1902, at The Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara are obsessed with each other and a daring young writer named Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. To show their devotion, the girls establish their own private club, The Plain Bad Heroine Society. They meet in secret in a nearby apple orchard, the setting of their wildest happiness and, ultimately, of their macabre deaths. Less than five years later, The Brookhants School for Girls closes its doors forever—but not before three more people mysteriously die on the property, each in a most troubling way.
Over a century later, the now abandoned and crumbling Brookhants is back in the news when wunderkind writer, Merritt Emmons, publishes a breakout book celebrating the queer, feminist history surrounding the “haunted and cursed” institution. Her bestselling book inspires a controversial horror film adaptation starring celebrity actor and lesbian it girl Harper Harper, opposite B-list actress and former child star Audrey Wells. But as Brookhants opens its gates once again, and our three modern heroines arrive on set to begin filming, past and present become grimly entangled, and soon it’s impossible to tell where the curse leaves off and Hollywood begins.
Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of "Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works" by world-leading linguist David Crystal!
Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete... these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation.
In this new release, David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation.
We tend to think of conversation as something spontaneous, instinctive, habitual. It has been described as an art, as a game, sometimes even as a battle. Whichever metaphor we use, most people are unaware of what the rules are, how they work, and how we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it.
Enter to win one of 10 signed copies of BEHEMOTH . . . One of the best reviewed horror novels of the year!
Here is some of the praise reviewers have given to BEHEMOTH:
The Horror Review says "BEHEMOTH is old-school gothic horror and historical horror mixed with modern-world superstitions and prejudices and that makes things that much more chilling. Newquist has created a fine horror novel that dares to be called literary/historical fiction and entertains the reader from start to finish."
"I'm not a fan of the frequently overused phrase "unputdownable" but there really is no other way to describe this book. This was easily a 5 star read . . . on my top reads of the year list."
"Newquist is an accomplished writer and it shows on each page of BEHEMOTH. A wild ride that doesn’t ease up on tension, BEHEMOTH is a must-read for any horror junkie."
"One of the best books I've read in a very long time. Sent chills up my spine to where I thought I might need a priest . . ."
In the wake of the Russian Revolution, a determined young woman breaks with her past to become a spy in 1920s Paris, where shadowy intrigues and a dangerous romance put her loyalty to the test.
In the spring of 1914, Nadia Shulkina, the daughter of Russian aristocrats, looks toward a bright future. She has no premonitions of war, let alone the revolution that is about to destroy her comfortable world.
Her once-noble family is stripped of every possession, and more terrible losses soon follow. To save what’s left of her family and future, Nadia marries a zealous Bolshevik in an act of calculated reinvention.
It won’t be her last.
When she agrees to work undercover for the Soviets in 1920s Paris, Nadia is drawn into a beautiful yet treacherous world of secrets and deceit. Beset by conflicting loyalties and tested by a forbidden love affair, she becomes embroiled in a conspiracy that ends with a shocking murder. What chances will she take to determine her own fate?