Losing Jon by David Parrish

Losing Jon by David  ParrishENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF LOSING JON BY DAVID PARRISH!

In 1990, Jon and Mickey Bowie, 19 year-old identical twin brothers, met up with friends to drink beers and party at a Red Roof Inn outside of Columbia, Maryland. There were fifteen teenagers and two cases of beer and the music was probably louder than it should have been. Police came to break up the party and while doing so violently beat the twin brothers, leaving their faces bloody and eyes swollen shut. Outraged, the Bowie brothers pressed charges against the police officers for excessive force. These charges led to months of harassment and intimidation by the police. Just before the brothers were to appear in court to face the police, Jon Bowie turns up dead, his body discovered on top of the backstop at the high school baseball field, and his death was immediately declared a suicide. However, as witnesses stepped forward and the events of the weeks and days leading up to Bowie's death are discovered, it became clear that this was no suicide.


Could a charge of excessive force be enough to convince a police officer to murder a teenager?

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Categories: wolves

The Math of Life and Death by Kit Yates

The Math of Life and Death by Kit YatesEnter for a chance to win one of ten copies of THE MATH OF LIFE AND DEATH! “Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring tragedy or farce. This is an exquisitely interesting book. It’s a deeply serious one too and, for those like me who have little math, it’s delightfully readable.” —Ian McEwan, author of Atonement

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Categories: class-issues

The Georgia Davis PI Series by Libby Fischer Hellmann

The Georgia Davis PI Series by Libby Fischer HellmannHave you met Chicago PI Georgia Davis? If not, or you've only read one of her thrillers, you're invited to enter for the chance to win the GEORGIA DAVIS BOXED SET OF FOUR. It's recently been updated to FOUR from THREE. There are FIVE books in the series so far.

PI Georgia Davis burst on the scene in two of the Ellie Foreman mysteries but Hellmann knew that Georgia would have her own series one day. Here are the titles included in the set.

EASY INNOCENCE (2008):
Winner, Best PI Novel, Readers Choice Award
Freshly-minted PI Georgia Davis investigates the murder of a high school girl and finds out how far teen girls will go for approval from their peers.

DOUBLEBACK (2009)
"Great Lakes Great Read" Autumn Pick, 2009 Great Lakes Bookseller Association
PI Georgia Davis and Ellie Foreman team up after the kidnapping of a young girl triggers a series of more deadly events.

TOXICITY (2011)
Ten years before Easy Innocence, three bodies turn up in quick succession—all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. Officer Georgia Davis, her boyfriend detective, and his partner team up and find much more than they bargained for. "The Georgia Davis series may just be one of the best crime thriller series being written today." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

in NOBODY'S CHILD, Georgia discovers a half-sister who's in big trouble. But rescuing the girl will bring Georgia back to confront an old enemy. "“Thrilling…Hellmann ratchets up tension with every chapter." Publishers Weekly

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Categories: leadership

The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson D. Schwartz

The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson D. Schwartz*EARLY COPY GIVEAWAY*
From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side.


PRAISE FOR THE VELVET ROPE ECONOMY:
“A masterpiece of beautifully written, carefully reported social commentary...It is an indictment, a warning, a prediction, and a nuanced vision of our society. This book will become essential reading to understand this moment.”
—Adam Davidson, co-founder of Planet Money and author of The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century

“You’ll never look at boarding a plane—or privilege and polarization—the same way.”
—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit

“How often have you gritted your teeth as someone strolled past you to the front of the line? Or watched the curtain close to block your view of the passengers in first class? Schwartz decided not just to document all the ways our business culture has learned to cater to the rich at the expense of the rest of us, but to explain why it matters. It's an eye-opening exploration of a trend with many consequences, none of them good.”
—Joe Nocera, columnist, Bloomberg Opinion, and author of A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class

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Categories: yuri

Sanditon by Jane Austen

Sanditon by Jane AustenEnter for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Sanditon - Jane Austen's final novel! Then be sure to tune-in to the bold and lavish adaptation of Austen’s unfinished novel coming to **MASTERPIECE** on PBS this Sunday at 9/8c.

Set in 19th-century England, this gripping novel satirizes the pretentiousness and duplicity in relationships. Austen's death did not allow her to complete this entertaining piece and it was later finished by another writer.

Sponsored by PBS

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Categories: lgbt

Murder in an Irish Cottage by Carlene O'Connor

Murder in an Irish Cottage by Carlene O'ConnorENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF MURDER IN AN IRISH COTTAGE BY CARLENE O'CONNOR!

In a remote—and superstitious—village in County Cork, Ireland, Garda Siobhán O'Sullivan must solve a murder where the prime suspects are fairies . . .

Family is everything to Siobhán: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomi's Bistro, is named; and now her fiancé, Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that Siobhán wants to keep it just between the two of them for a little longer.

But Macdara is her family, which is why when his cousin Jane frantically calls for his help, Siobhán is at his side as the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Jane and her mother have recently moved. Unfortunately, tragedy awaits them. They find Jane, who is blind, outside the cottage, in a state. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the mode of death to their trained eyes: the woman has been poisoned and smothered. Someone wanted to make sure she was dead. But who?

Devout believers in Irish folklore, the villagers insist the cottage is cursed—built on a fairy path. It turns out Ellen Delaney was not the first to die mysteriously in this cottage. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, Siobhán and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human—but just as evil . . .

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Categories: woodwork

Road to Delano by John DeSimone

Road to Delano by John DeSimoneIt’s 1968, and a strike by field workers in the grape fields has ripped an otherwise quiet central California town down the middle. Jack Duncan is a Delano high school senior who is on his way to earning a baseball scholarship, hoping to escape the turmoil infesting his town. His mother has kept from him the real cause of his father’s death, who was a prominent grower. But when an old friend hands Jack evidence indicating his father was murdered, he is compelled to dig deeper. This throws him and his best friend and teammate, Adrian Sanchez, whose father is a striking field worker, into the labor conflict led by Cesar Chavez. Road to Delano is the path Jack and Adrian must take to find their strength, their duty, and their destiny.

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Categories: mental-illness

When I Was You by Minka Kent

When I Was You by Minka KentA stolen identity leads a woman down a dark and desperate path in a gripping novel of psychological suspense by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.

After barely surviving a brutal attack, Brienne Dougray rarely leaves her house. Suffering from debilitating headaches and memory loss, she can rely only on her compassionate new tenant, Dr. Niall Emberlin, a welcome distraction from the discomfiting bubble that has become her existence.

But Brienne’s growing confidence in her new routine is shaken when she stumbles across unsettling evidence that someone else is living as…her. Same name. Same car. Same hair. Same clothes. She’s even friended her family on social media. To find out why, Brienne must leave the safety of her home to hunt a familiar stranger.

What she discovers is more disturbing than she could have ever imagined. With her fragile mind close to shattering, Brienne is prepared to do anything to reclaim her life. If it’s even hers to reclaim.

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Categories: information-science

A Touch of Deceit by Gary Ponzo

A Touch of Deceit by Gary PonzoEnter for a chance to win this Award-Winning thriller. The first book in the series in which FBI Agent Nick Bracco recruits his Mafia-connected cousin Tommy to go underground and help track down a terrorist on American soil. Turns out, even gangsters can be patriots. Thank you for your interest in my book

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Categories: 1864-shenandoah-campaign

The Anthill by Julianne Pachico

The Anthill by Julianne Pachico*GALLEY GIVEAWAY*

Enter for a chance to win a copy of THE ANTHILL by Julianne Pachico.

For readers of The Vegetarian and Friday Black, The Anthill is an intoxicating literary ghost story about a young woman returning home to seek redemption.

Lina has come home to the country of her childhood. Sent away from Colombia to England after her mother's death twenty years before, she's searching for the one person who can tell her about their shared past. She's never forgotten Matty, her childhood friend and protector, who now runs The Anthill, a day care refuge for the street kids of Medellín. Lina begins volunteering there, but her reunion with Matty is not what she hoped for. Medellín is entering a new era, and Matty appears to have taken the city's attempts to redefine itself post-conflict to heart. He has no interest in discussing the past and his enigmatic behavior puts Lina on guard. And then, strange happenings start taking place at The Anthill: violent scratches appear on the inside of the supply closet door, kids make disturbing crayon drawings and insist they've seen a small boy with pointy teeth roaming around the yard. Could Lina have brought these disturbances with her? Is this a vision of the boy she once knew, or something more sinister? And what will her search for atonement cost Matty?

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Categories: medieval-romance

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara RutherfordEnter to win 1 of 5 Hardcover Copies of Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford!

For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…

Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.

Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen…and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.

In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.

Categories
Young Adult Royalty, Young Adult Family, Young Adult Social Themes, Young Adult Fantasy

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Categories: nature