Giveaway closed THE LAST AFFAIR by Margot Hunt – SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway

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Love may be blind, but obsession’s a real killer.

In Margot Hunt’s new  novel, THE LAST AFFAIR (MIRA), everybody wants something they’re not supposed to have.

Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora’s alcoholic husband isn’t. And now she and Josh are so infatuated, they can’t stay away from one another.

Abby Landon, Josh’s daughter, is home from college nursing a broken heart. She’s seeking solace, not more scandal, so when she catches her dad kissing Nora, she vows to take the homewrecker down.

And as for Abby’s mother and Josh’s wife, Gwen? To anyone on the outside looking in, the mother of two appears to be living the ideal suburban life.

Until she winds up dead.

The serene seaside town of Shoreham has always been the perfect place to raise a family—not somewhere housewives are brutally murdered. So who killed Gwen Landon, and how many twisted secrets will be exposed as the vindictive plot comes undone?

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Margot Hunt is a USA TODAY best selling author of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER and FOR BETTER AND WORSE.  Her new book, THE LAST AFFAIR, will be released on November 26, 2019 by MIRA.

Margot has also written eight previous books as Whitney Gaskell, and the Young Adult series GEEK HIGH under the pen name Piper Banks.

http://www.margothunt.com

Thanks to Harlequin/MIRA we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us how you’re going to celebrate Thanksgiving. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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Giveaway closed MERCY ROAD by Ann Howard Creel – Spotlight & Giveaway

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One of our favorite writers of historical fiction has just published a new novel. Ann Howard Creel’s new book, MERCY ROAD (LakeUnionPublishing) is inspired by the true story of  the World War I American Women’s Hospital. It’s a story about love, courage and a female ambulance driver who risks everything.

In 1917, after Arlene Favier’s home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. Job opportunities are scarce, but then a daring possibility arises: the American Women’s Hospital needs ambulance drivers to join a trailblazing, all-female team of doctors and nurses bound for war-torn France.

On the front lines, Arlene and her fellow ambulance drivers work day and night to aid injured soldiers and civilians. In between dangerous ambulance runs, Arlene reunites with a childhood friend, Jimmy Tucker, now a soldier, who opens her heart like no one before. But she has also caught the attention of Felix Brohammer, a charismatic army captain who harbors a dark, treacherous secret.

To expose Brohammer means risking her family’s future and the promise of love. Arlene must make a choice: stay in the safety of silence or take the greatest chance of her life.

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Ann Howard Creel writes historical novels about strong female characters facing seemingly impossible obstacles and having to make life-changing decisions.

When asked where she gets her ideas, Ann answers, “From history.” She doesn’t know when the muse will strike, but often while reading about history, she sees an image in her mind.

In the works are new novels about an American horsewoman joining an all-female group of doctors and a tale of an American teacher needing an escape who inherits a Paris nightclub just as Europe is steadily marching toward war.

Besides writing, Ann’s other interests include old houses, new yoga routines, red wine, and all things cat.  For book clubs, Ann will visit you via Skype. Contact her through her website:    http://www.annhowardcreel.com.

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Thanks to Ann we have one copy of her new novel, MERCY ROAD to giveaway. Just tell us what you love about historical fiction. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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** LOTS OF WINNERS ** LOTS OF WINNERS **

So, here’s the deal. I’ve fallen behind announcing winners, so I’m going to list them very simply….. Hopefully, next time will be more timely.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS OUR GIVEAWAYS… KEEP ENTERING!

Mary C. wins BEFORE THE DEVIL FELL

Ardelle R. wins CHRISTMAS IN VERMONT

Jodie C. wins IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU

Alicia H. wins AGAINST THE RULES

Vicki wins THE DREAM PEDDLER

Melissa N. wins MARILLA of GREEN GABLES

Tena wins THE POISON GARDEN

Diane K. wins TAMMY L. GRACE CHRISTMAS NOVELLAS

Ellen P. wins BESIDES HERSELF

Teresa B. wins BECOMING STARLIGHT

Wilma W. wins THE GIVER of STARS

Lisa C. wins PLASTIC

Nicole V. wins HOLLY BANKS FULL of ANGST

Karen O. wins THE BEEKEEPER of ALEPPO

Jodie C. wins FIREWALL

Terri L. wins THE ESCAPE ROOM

Mary B. wins TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

Sylvia B. wins ONE FOR THE BLACKBIRD, ONE FOR THE CROW

Sandra M. wins JOY of COOKING

Tracy W. wins MAMA HISSA’S MICE

Tena wins MORE THAN

Sylvia D. wins SPLIT LEVEL

Kimberley H. wins SPIRIT BABY

Janelle W. wins THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS

Elizabeth R. wins NOTHING TO SEE HERE

HAPPY GOBBLE GOBBLE!

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Giveaway closed NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson – Review & Giveaway

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NOTHING TO SEE HERE (Ecco) is one of Kevin Wilson’s best book yet. It’s pee your panties funny, but with a truly heart-warming story about family. Lillian finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with some really strange and disturbing abilities.

“How did people protect themselves? how did anyone keep this world from ruining them? I wanted to know. I wanted to know so bad.” NOTHING TO SEE HERE, pg 208

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?

With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

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Kevin Wilson is the author of two collections, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby You’re Gonna Be Mine (Ecco, 2018), and three novels, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011), Perfect Little World (Ecco, 2017) and Nothing to See Here (Ecco, 2019).  His fiction has appeared in PloughsharesTin HouseOne StoryA Public Space, and elsewhere, and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012.  He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Rivendell, and the KHN Center for the Arts.  He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his sons, Griff and Patch, where he is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Sewanee: The University of the South.

http://www.wilsonkevin.com

We have one copy of NOTHING TO SEE HERE to giveaway. Just tell us the wackiest thing in your family. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS by Rochelle B. Weinstein – Spotlight & Giveaway

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A love story that will break your heart and put it back together again.

Author Rochelle Weinstein has become known for her heart-felt topical family dramas … with some comedy added, too. Her sixth novel, THE IS NOT HOW IT ENDS (LakeUnionPublishing) does not disappoint. Here’s a sneak peak into a novel that won’t be published until January. Read and enjoy!

When Charlotte and Philip meet, the pair form a deep and instant connection. Soon they’re settled in the Florida Keys with plans to marry. But just as they should be getting closer, Charlotte feels Philip slipping away.

Second-guessing their love is something Charlotte never imagined, but with Philip’s excessive absences, she finds herself yearning for more. When she meets Ben, she ignores the pull, but the supportive, single dad is there for her in ways she never knew she desired. Soon, Charlotte finds herself torn between the love she thought she wanted, and the one she knows she needs.

As a hurricane passes through Islamorada, stunning revelations challenge Charlotte’s loyalties, and upend her life. Forced to reexamine the choices she’s made, and yet to make, Charlotte embarks on an emotional journey of friendship, love, and sacrifice—knowing forgiveness is a gift, and the best laid plans can change in a heartbeat.

This Is Not How It Ends asks which takes more courage? Holb

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ROCHELLE’S WORDS

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida among the chaos of three siblings: Randi, Robert, and Ron. After graduating from the University of Maryland, I moved west to Los Angeles. There I launched my career at the LA Weekly, handling advertising and promotions for film studios and record labels.

After a colorful few years, I returned to Miami as an Account Executive at the acclaimed Beber Silverstein & Partners. Later that same year, I landed my first dream job through an ad in The Miami Herald. Yes, an actual newspaper. For the next ten years, I managed the advertising, marketing, and promotions for every record label in the country at The Box Music Network. Ensconced on South Beach, our offices were the hub for musicians and record executives worldwide. Work consisted of meeting talented superstars and listening to great music. Fun, right?

Marriage and kids soon followed in the form of dream job number two, and The Box eventually moved to New York. Sometime in between raising the twins, PTA meetings, carpool, flag football, basketball, and lacrosse tournaments, writing freelance, cheering on the Dolphins and Heat, and volunteering at organizations near and dear to my heart, dream job number three took root, and I became a full-time writer.

Life has a funny way of happening this way. Doors open and close. Avenues await. One path leads to another. I thought life was fun before, but nothing is more fun than this.

http://www.wrochelleweinstein.com

THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS will be published January 1st. Now is the time to pre-order your copy at your favorite bookstore.

Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours and GetRed PR, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you’re reading now and what it’s about! We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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SPIRIT BABY by Nina Neilson Little – Spotlight & Giveaway

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“There’s an ancient Chinese belief that women possess two hearts. It’s said that women hold dreams of infants, lost children, and babies never-meant-to-be in their upper hearts, while babies destined to be born travel to their mother’s lower heart. My upper heart was full of lost babies and broken dreams. But the promise of a Chinese baby girl was beginning to fill my upper heart with hope.” SPIRIT BABY

Nina Little takes up through the ups and downs of trying to have a child in SPIRIT BABY. When Nina and Chris step off the plane onto Chinese soil, they are a couple in crisis. Fleeing the heartbreak of failed fertility treatments and the silence of their childless home, they arrive in Beijing just in time for the annual spring sand storms. As they travel from the historic cities of northern China to the stunning countryside of southern China, Nina finds new wonders in the world.

Part humorous travelogue, part heartfelt memoir, Spirit Baby weaves together themes of longing, loss, and learning to live again, while celebrating the healing benefits of travel. Most of all, it tells of the power of a couple’s dream for a child and celebrates the many paths to motherhood.

Life can take a toll…but that doesn’t mean the journey’s not worth taking…

Have some tissues nearby…

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NINA’S WORDS:

I live in the foothills of Colorado with my husband, twins (one girl and one boy), two large mutts, numerous koi fish, and a rather pompous bearded dragon. Thanks to my upbringing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I love anything Latin: food, music and especially dancing. I enjoy skiing, running and am addicted to Zumba. I dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and meeting some wild elephants, taking my daughter to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and my son to Legoland, and returning to China with my family by my side.

http://www.ninalittlebooks.com

We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts on Motherhood. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck!

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SPLIT-LEVEL by Sande Boritz Berger – Spotlight & Giveaway

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In author Sande Boritz Berger’s novel, Split-Level (SheWritesPress), the nation recoils from Nixon and Alex Pearl is about to commit the first major transgression of her life. But why shouldn’t she remain an officially contented, soon-to-turn- thirty wife? She’s got a lovely home in an upscale Jersey suburb, two precocious daughters, and a charming husband, Donny. But Alex can no longer deny she craves more—some infusion of passion into the cul-de-sac world she inhabits. After she receives a phone call from her babysitter’s mother reporting Donny took the teen for a midnight ride, promising he’d teach her how to drive, Alex urges they visit Marriage Mountain, the quintessential 1970s “healing couples’ sanctuary.” Though Donny accedes, he becomes obsessed with the manifesto: A Different Proposition—and its vision of how multiple couples can live together in spouse-swapping bliss. At first Alex scoffs, but soon she gives Donny much more than he bargained for. After he targets the perfect couple to collude in his fantasy, Alex discovers her desire for love escalating to new heights—along with a willingness to risk everything. Split-Level evokes a pivotal moment in the story of American matrimony, when it seemed as if an open marriage might open hearts as well.

How interesting, it’s now 2019, and the nation is recoiling from a different President. Life is truly is cyclical. I loved the premise of Sande’s novel, and found it quite provocative. I remember the 70’s. I was in high school and it was all about polyester prints, corduroy pants, vinyl and smoking pot … well, not necessarily everyone. Many of my friend’s parents were separating and checking out what was “out there.” Mine got divorced. Sande’s novel is compelling, her prose are fluid and her descriptions paint portraits. Expect an unexpected ending … the best kind!

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After nearly two decades as a scriptwriter and video producer for Fortune 500 companies, Sande Boritz Berger returned to her first passion: writing fiction and nonfiction full time. She completed an MFA in Writing and Literature at Stony Brook University where she was awarded The Deborah Hecht Memorial prize for fiction. Essays and short stories have appeared in over 20 anthologies including Aunties: “Thirty-Five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother” by Ballantine, and “Ophelia’s Mom” by Crown. Her novel, The Sweetness, was a semi-finalist in Amazon’s yearly Breakthrough Novel Awards. Sande lives in Manhattan with her husband and has two daughters.

http://www.sandeboritzberger.com

We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us something you think about marriage. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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