Enemy Glory by Karen Michalson

Enemy Glory by Karen MichalsonEnter for a chance to win a copy of Book 1 of the Enemy Glory trilogy.

Beauty knows no laws. Neither does justice.

"Then live and be damned.” Llewelyn is a brilliant young evil magician who is dying in extreme agony at the foot of his arch-enemy, the good and lawful King Walworth of Threle. Enemy Glory is Llewelyn’s astonishing deathbed confession, his alarmingly passionate and strangely lyrical account of his heartbreaking decision to embrace evil, told with wry humor and trenchant irony against an epic backdrop of magic, the gods, betrayed friendship, unrequited love, war, and the rise and fall of empires.

What if you had to destroy everything you ever loved or suffer eternal damnation? Enter the dark.

On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming

On Chapel Sands by Laura CummingEnter for a chance to win one of 100 e-copies of ON CHAPEL SANDS (published in US hardcover as Five Days Gone, Laura Cumming's fascinating exploration of her mother's childhood disappearance for five days and the secrecy surrounding it.

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez shares a riveting true story “with as many twists and turns as any mystery” (Los Angeles Times) describing her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village—“an incredible and incredibly unusual book about family secrets” (Nick Hornby, The Believer).

Red Island House by Andrea Lee

Red Island House by Andrea LeeEnter for a chance to win one of 50 finished copies of Red Island House, the evocative, transporting new novel from National Book Award-nominated writer Andrea Lee. Following two decades in the marriage between a Black professor and her wealthy Italian husband as it unfolds on the remote and mysterious island of Madagascar, Red Island House is about marriage and loyalty, identity and heritage, fate and freedom.

The Many Lives of Pusheen the Cat by Claire Belton

The Many Lives of Pusheen the Cat by Claire Belton*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

A delightful new collection of comics from Pusheen in all of her adorable forms—from the classic gray tabby you know and love, to her unicorn, dragon, alien, mermaid, dinosaur, and even dog alter egos—Pusheen always lives life to the fullest!

"Much like an actual cat, this book manages to be funny, weird, and lovably adorable all at the same time. You will love Pusheen and you will love this book."– Matt Inman, founder of TheOatmeal.com and author of How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You

"Pusheen is what everyone else wishes they had come up with after the internet was invented. It is also possibly the reason the internet was invented in the first place. Now that it's a book, I fully expect it to resurrect the print industry as a whole."– Kate Beaton, author of Hark! A Vagrant

"Pusheen is easily the most charming of all internet cats!"– Anthony Clark, www.Nedroid.com

"Pusheen is a little bouncy marshmallow of a cat who perfectly combines absolute cuteness and absolute trouble, which is, as all cat lovers know, why we love them."– Jess Fink, author of We Can Fix It

"When it comes to famous Internet cats, Pusheen rules the litter box. The cute plump feline is Tumblr's premier kitty. With clean and simple shapes, Claire Belton's cartoon is a mix of Hello Kitty's cuteness and Felix the Cat's adventurous spirit."– Fernando Alfonso III, reporter at the Daily Dot

The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth

The Brass Queen by Elizabeth ChatsworthEnter for a chance to win one of three first edition signed copies of THE BRASS QUEEN by Elizabeth Chatsworth. "Comedy, romance, and adventure light up this delightful steampunk romp set in an alternate Victorian age."

DETAILS:
By day, Constance Haltwhistle is a lady in possession of a fortune, very much in need of a noble husband. By night, she’s the “Brass Queen,” inventor of Victorian England’s finest weapons. With the thoroughly unsuitable and frustrating US spy J.F. Trusdale by her side, she sets out to find both a husband and a stolen invisibility serum to save her estate, and the world, in just three days.

REVIEWS:
"Chatsworth debuts with a fun, frothy blend of fantasy and romance . . . Fans of humorous fantasy and headstrong heroines will be delighted."
--Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing alternate world, filled with sharply amusing dialog and lively characters. VERDICT A delightful gaslamp fantasy that will please readers of Gail Carriger and Kate Locke."
--Library Journal

"With a satisfying bite, this steampunk venture includes an insightful twist on the British Empire, making frequent nods to Queen Victoria’s bloodthirstiness and the era’s inequitable treatment of women. Best of all, Constance stays center stage: a feisty, lovable heroine who is capable of rescuing herself, thank you very much.”
--Foreword Reviews

“Rollicking fun and sharp as a brass tack, this book is everything steampunk should be.”
--Cat Rambo, Nebula Award winner

Falling from the Moon by Karin E. Zirk

Falling from the Moon by Karin E. ZirkEnter for a chance to win a signed print copy of Falling From The Moon.

Garrick Beck, 2006 inductee in the High Times Counterculture Hall of Fame, writes "Falling From the Moon is the most authentic counterculture novel since Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang and Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia. Her story of two women with different quests colliding at a counterculture gathering explores today’s alternative values in a setting that has never before been written about in such an up close and personal novel. It’s a page-turner whose waves of ideas will leave you pondering our social values for a long time to come."

Synopsis: A 25-year old woman embarks on a quest to find her father, who vanished when she was ten and who, she believes, holds the key to her future. Her journey takes her to the land of Oz, a peace and love gathering in the Sierra Nevadas. The Emerald City is a is a mountain forest where a community of counter-culture characters dispense advice and marijuana around late-night campfires. Along the way she hooks up with a pregnant environmental activist, a Vietnam veteran with blood on his hands, and a teenage boy with mental health problems. Together, they create a future out of tragedy.

Average Expectations by Shep Rose

Average Expectations  by Shep Rose*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

This witty and engaging collection of essays from the charismatic star of Southern Charm offers rip-roaring stories and tongue-in-cheek advice on everything from relationships to travel to popular culture and beyond. Perfect for fans of authors as wide-ranging as Andy Cohen to Tucker Max.

Shep Rose, star of Southern Charm and owner of Shep Gear, shares this irreverent and relatable collection of lessons and anecdotes about living an untamed, genuine life, raising hell yet having fun along the way. With his signature endearingly snarky voice, he explores topics as varied as the trials and tribulations of being a late bloomer, the ins and outs of ghosting, how to talk about politics without resorting to blows, the dos and don’ts of getting drunk abroad, and much more.

Shep has caroused around the world, from Hong Kong to Dubai to the mean streets of Charleston, and the fact that he hasn’t been the subject of a Locked Up Abroad episode defies all logic. AVERAGE EXPECTATIONS is a chronicle of one lucky SOB and the exploits that got him where he is today, with advice and stories that will help unleash your inner rabble-rouser, inspire you to live an untamed life, and remind you that at the end of the day, life is all about having fun, having a laugh, and, most important of all, being in on the joke.

Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-Stein

Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-SteinEnter for a chance to win an advance copy of ROCK THE BOAT by Beck Dorey-Stein.

When Kate Campbell's life in Manhattan suddenly implodes, she is forced to return to Sea Point, the small town full of quirky locals, quaint bungalows, and beautiful beaches where she grew up. With every intention (and a three-point plan) of winning back what she's lost, Kate needs one summer at home to prove she's worthy of New York.

Meanwhile, Miles Hoffman--aka "The Prince of Sea Point"--has also returned home to show his mother that he's capable of taking over the family business, and he's promised to help his childhood best friend, Ziggy Miller, with his own financial struggles at the same time. Kate, Miles, and Ziggy converge in Sea Point just as the town faces an identity crisis of its own when a developer tries to cash in on its potential. As the summer swells, white lies, and long-buried secrets prove as corrosive as the salt air, threatening to forever erode not only the bonds between the three friends but also the landscape of the beachside community they call home.

Full of heart and humor, Rock the Boat is a joyful and compelling portrait of coming of age, revealing just how far back we must go in order to move forward.

Swing by Ashleigh Renard

Swing by Ashleigh RenardEnter for a chance to win one of five signed ARCs (advance reader copies) of Swing - A Memoir of Doing It All.

Raised in figure skating, author Ashleigh Renard is a perfectionist mom who takes doing it all to the next level when she and her husband become the world's worst attempted swingers.

A true story that is heartbreaking, hilarious, and hopeful, what will they do when they realize it’s more than a matter of gathering some people and having some sex?

Vows of Gold and Laughter by Edith Pawlicki

Vows of Gold and Laughter by Edith PawlickiEnter to win an advance Kindle edition of VOWS OF GOLD AND LAUGHTER, an Asian-inspired high fantasy!

High in the Heavens, an immortal court celebrates the betrothal of Jin, Goddess of Beauty, and Xiao, God of Pleasure. But as soon as the vows are made, the Sun Emperor collapses from a death curse.

Raised away from the Sun Court after her mother's murder, Jin is called a useless goddess, but she is now the emperor's only hope. The curse's cure is locked in the Underworld, and even though the court dismisses him as a hopeless alcoholic, Xiao vows to help his betrothed find the lost key.

They hire a thief who is more interested in stealing the groom than recovering the key, and begin their search at the legendary grave of the Great Warrior - only it turns out he never died. Tens of millennia old, he is a master of everything but his own heart.

Their journey takes them from the icy peaks of the White Mountain and the lush banks of the Kuanbai River to the palace of the Sea Dragon and the halls of the Moon Deer, through court intrigue and bloody battles, power struggles and magical traps. The Heavens, Earth, and the Underworld will forever celebrate their triumphs - and mourn their mistakes.

The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak

The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda NovakEnter to win 1 of 10 Advanced Reader Copies of The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak!

"A page-turner with a deep heart."—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer

How do you start a new chapter of your life when you haven’t closed the book on the previous one?

Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divac’s husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can’t imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try.

Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband’s return? She can only trust her heart…and hope it won’t lead her astray.

Categories
Coming of Age Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Family Life Fiction, Women's Fiction

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The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz

The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la CruzEnter for a chance to win one of 50 finished copies of NEVER AFTER by Melissa de la Cruz!

Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz.

Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there’s no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens.

Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent—he’s real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once!

Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.