The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Charles has his life path planned. A brilliant young man, heir to a hefty Boston fortune, son of a Harvard professor, his destiny is to be a professor of history. But he eschews that career to pursue divinity studies. When he meets Lily in the Radcliffe library, she is quick to inform him she doesn’t believe in God. But Charles can’t let her go. Their marriage is predicated on a deep love – and a deep understanding of the chasm between them.

James grew up in a hardscrabble Irish Catholic family in Chicago – and spent much of his youth attending to his alcoholic father and fearful mother. He sees his future change when a relative leaves him enough money to attend college. Here he develops his moral outrage, and civic-mindedness. When he meets Nan, he knows she is too good for him. The devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante from Mississippi, Nan’s life was supposed to be predictable: Ole Miss and a hometown husband. But then her father insists she leave Mississippi for college. And then she meets James.

In THE DEARLY BELOVED, we follow these two couples through courtship and marriage, to their inevitable connection in New York City in 1963. When Charles and James are appointed co-pastors at the storied Third Presbyterian Church, the couples’ fates become entwined – uncomfortably.

Weaponized Words by Kurt Braddock

Enter for a chance to win Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization by Dr. Kurt Braddock!

White supremacists, jihadi fundamentalists, lone actor terrorists, and all kinds of other violent extremists seek to recruit and radicalize vulnerable individuals to support their causes. In Weaponized Words, Braddock breaks down how terrorists can persuade people with their propaganda. Just as importantly, he explains how experts can use different theories of psychology and communication to fight this propaganda.

Featuring real cases of terrorism to illustrate how different communication theories work to draw people to political violence, Braddock demonstrates the power of words... and how they can be used to beat terrorists at their own communication game.

The New Normal by Tracy Brogan

From neighbors to friends to lovers? All the makings of a risky second-chance romance by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Brogan.

Since Carli Lancaster’s divorce, she’s worked hard to keep life as normal as possible for her daughters. When she lands a job as cohost of a local morning show, it looks like a fresh start. So does the arrival of a handsome new neighbor, who has more in common with Carli than just a property line.

Ben Chase is also new to single parenthood. And like Carli, he’s focused on the future.

From navigating neighborhood gossip to decorating for holidays to reaching out in times of trouble, they quickly learn to rely on each other. Just like a couple but without the complications of coupling! Sure, there’s attraction. They’re only human. But they’re also friends, and who wants to ruin a perfect relationship with romance?

They’re both thinking about adding some perks, though, and even if their new normal isn’t perfect, it’s definitely somewhere in the neighborhood.

Blowback '07 by Brian Meehl

Publishers Weekly gave it a coveted RED-STAR REVIEW and said this about BLOWBACK ’07. "With propulsive pacing and an entertaining mix of witticisms, historical lessons, romance, and poignant moments, Meehl’s SF adventure hits all the right notes.”

Enter for a chance to win one of 50 copies of BLOWBACK ’07 by Brian Meehl. Each book will be dedicated to the winner, signed by the author, and include a Blowback bookmark.

BLOWBACK ’07 is the first in the critically acclaimed Blowback Trilogy—just recently finished!—which follows the century-hopping adventures of clashing teenage twins, Iris and Arky. The quest to find their missing mother—who has mysteriously vanished—begins when Iris discovers an ancient family heirloom—the “Horn of Angels”—and accidentally sends Arky’s good friend, Matt, to 1907, where the illumining past transforms Matt in ways he could never imagine. And that’s just the kickoff to a tumbling trilogy that races on until Iris and Arky are launched on a rescue mission to find their mother lost in the past and discover an ancient legend that reveals the blessing and the curse of their family’s time-voyaging destiny.

Steeped in compelling historical fiction and the tug of war between present and past, this young adult page-turner for millennials and beyond will transport you to the perils and pleasures of another age. After all, it’s a good time to shelter in the past.
Grab your chance to shelter in BLOWBACK ’07.

Mr. Memory and Other Stories of Wonder by Paul Michael Peters

A magical collection of short stories that stay with the reader. Imaginative and original they make you think, laugh and fall in love. The tales are short and quickly read, perfect for coffee breaks but beware; like chocolate, they lure the reader into just one more.

There is a talent for the 'short and sweet,' and often times, 'bitter sweet.' These are stories with a heart, the kind you want to hug, and yet they're firmly grounded in the real world - or the world we wish were real.

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We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop

Win one of twenty signed copies of WE CAME HERE TO FORGET. Part psychological thriller, part family drama, this story follows a former Olympian who flees to Buenos Aires to reinvent herself after a family tragedy turns her career and life upside down.
Katie Cleary has always wanted nothing more than to become the best alpine skier in the world. But as the upward trajectory of her career nears its zenith, a terrifying truth about her sister becomes impossible to ignore—one that will destroy not only Katie’s career but her family and her romantic relationship in the process.

With her life shattered and nothing left to lose, Katie flees the snowy mountainsides of home for Buenos Aires. There, she reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan, and meets a colorful group of ex-pats and the alluring, charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, a tango teacher with secrets of his own. This beautiful city, with its dark history and wild promise, seems like the perfect refuge, but can she really outrun her demons?

A complex, sophisticated story of love, family loyalty, unspeakable loss, and hard-won redemption: We Came Here to Forget explores what it means to dream, to desire, to achieve—and what’s left behind after it all disappears.


Creed of Vengeance by Aubrey Dasher

In the parishes of Louisiana, it is time for a reckoning. For more than two thousand years, children have been at the mercy of pedophile Catholic priests, but a reckoning is on its way in the form of outraged locals who will stop at nothing to avenge their own. Creed of Vengeance takes you on a heart-stopping journey through three generations of abuse victims as Cajun justice emerges out of bayou country, with inescapable and heartless cruelty brought down upon the guilty.

LeRóy Garceau, raped multiple times in childhood by his priest, and his similarly abused nephew, Remy, lead local vigilantes and outlaw motorcycle club members on a quest for punishment and retribution. With the help of a cadre of brilliant, ruthless Cajun women, LeRóy and Remy’s team pursue justice from the parishes and bayous of Louisiana to Angola State Prison, and even to the war-torn streets of Iraq.

But a final, unimaginable calling awaits: a confrontation on the astral plane, where a battle of spiritual forces will decide who is liberated and transformed and who is damned and enslaved for eternity.

Creed of Vengeance is a shocking and disturbing off-road journey into the moral swamp where pedophile Catholic priests and their protectors in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy prey on their innocent child victims; until predators become prey.

Blowback '63 by Brian Meehl

Blueink Review gave BLOWBACK ’63 a coveted RED-STAR, saying, “The second in the entertaining Blowback trilogy is twice the fun…a delightful fantasy series.” LitPick declared, “It’s difficult to follow up a great first book with an equally thrilling second, but that’s exactly what Meehl has done.” Kirkus Reviews sets the scene with, “A quirky and engaging crossroads for fans of baseball, the Civil War, and time travel.”

Enter for a chance to win a copy of BLOWBACK ’63. Each book will be dedicated to the winner, signed by the author and include a set of Blowback bookmarks.

The Blowback trilogy follows the adventures of clashing teenage twins, Iris and Arky, as they chase the mystery of their missing mother. Their quest began in BLOWBACK ’07 when Iris discovered an ancient family heirloom—the “Horn of Angels”—and sent Arky’s friend, Matt, to 1907 and the origins of modern football. In BLOWBACK ’63, the battle between the twins explodes into war—the Civil War—when Iris sends Arky and another friend to 1863 and the “doubleheader” of baseball and war being waged on the same field.

Steeped in compelling historical fiction and the tug of war between present and past, this young adult page-turner for millennials and beyond will transport you to the perils and pleasures of another age. After all, it’s a good time to shelter in a book. So, grab your chance to shelter in BLOWBACK ’63.

Whirlwind by Janet Dailey

Enter for your chance to win a digital copy of WHIRLWIND by Janet Dailey!

Everyone’s talking about Whirlwind at this year’s Professional Bull Rider’s Competition. But the promising young bull is the last thing on Shane Tully’s mind once he lays eyes on the lady responsible for bringing Whirlwind to the arena. Beautiful, smart, and sexy as hell, Lexie Champion has this rodeo man hungry for more than the thrill of his next competition. But the daughter of bull rancher Bert Champion wants nothing to do with a daredevil, despite the powerful attraction between them...

After losing her beloved brother to a bull riding accident, Lexie is no stranger to the dangers of rodeo life. Which is why resisting Shane’s rugged allure should have been easy. But nothing is simple about her reaction to the handsome cowboy, from their first kiss, to the terrifying moment Lexie watches Shane go down in the ring. Faced with a devastating decision, will Lexie make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of love?

The House Guest by Mark Edwards

A perfect summer. A perfect stranger. A perfect nightmare.

When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York, they can’t say no. Young, in love and on the cusp of professional success, they feel as if luck is finally on their side.

So the moment that Eden turns up on the doorstep, drenched from a summer storm, it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York.

They know you’re not supposed to talk to strangers—let alone invite them into your home—but after all, Eden’s only a stranger until they get to know her.

As suspicions creep in that Eden may not be who she claims to be, they begin to wonder if they’ve made a terrible mistake…

The House Guest is the chilling new psychological thriller from the three million copy bestselling author of Here to Stay and Follow You Home.