The Knife Thrower’s Wife by Sheila McGraw

Enter to win The Knife Thrower's Wife, an unputdownable, twisty, dark, and unexpectedly humorous thriller.

Illustrator Julia Green thinks she's living the dream in suburban Houston, until she has sleepwalking nightmares featuring her husband as a knife thrower with scantily clad Julia strapped to his target. And Austin's aim is regrettably poor.

Along with the nightmares she also has wild and funny daydreams. Wondering what her subconscious is trying to tell her, she paints and analyzes her dreamscapes. Soon, as Julia questions her lifestyle and state of mind, she exhumes present and past betrayals and secrets, and realizes that her friend, Trix, is correct -- that she's been a mushroom -- kept in the dark and fed shit.

When an unexpected tragedy occurs, Julia becomes the focus of the media and police, and she must cast off her submissive persona, find inner strength, and navigate treacherous waters to her long-overdue awakening.

From FOREWORD/CLARION REVIEWS:
In Sheila McGraw's energetic, polished mystery The Knife Thrower's Wife, cracks begin to appear in a long marriage. The book is realistic in its depiction of a family picking up the pieces of a marital implosion...

In humorous fantasy scenes, Julia slips into daydreaming about how she would react more assertively to people if she had no personal and social constraints...

Visual lines show how Julia feels "tiny, hairy centipede feet of fear" and capture her house as "a domestic detention unit".

Millicent Glenn's Last Wish by Tori Whitaker

Three generations of women—and the love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets that can bind them forever or tear them apart.

Millicent Glenn is self-sufficient and contentedly alone in the Cincinnati suburbs. As she nears her ninety-first birthday, her daughter Jane, with whom she’s weathered a shaky relationship, suddenly moves back home. Then Millie’s granddaughter shares the thrilling surprise that she’s pregnant. But for Millie, the news stirs heartbreaking memories of a past she’s kept hidden for too long. Maybe it’s time she shared something, too. Millie’s last wish? For Jane to forgive her.

Sixty years ago Millie was living a dream. She had a husband she adored, a job of her own, a precious baby girl, and another child on the way. They were the perfect family. All it took was one irreversible moment to shatter everything, reshaping Millie’s life and the lives of generations to come.

As Millie’s old wounds are exposed, so are the secrets she’s kept for so long. Finally revealing them to her daughter might be the greatest risk a mother could take in the name of love.

Infernal by Linsey Hall

Win a signed copy of Infernal, a new fantasy romance by Linsey Hall.

A dark god rises, and a goddess to meet him...

As a librarian in the most gorgeous library in the world, I'm living my book nerd dreams. The hallowed halls are my haven, until the specter of a dark god begins to haunt my days and nights.

When he kidnaps me, the lethally beautiful devil gains a name: Hades. That should make me Persephone, but I’m no goddess. So why does he want me?

While I'm trapped in his castle, I set out to discover what his deadly plans entail. When I learn what he wants me for, I'll do whatever it takes to escape, including seducing the brooding dark god. Yet there’s more to him than I realized. More to us. Despite the cracks that I put in his armor, he still wants me for a darker purpose--something that would bring about the end of the world.

Chewy Marmot by S.E. Spracher

Enter for a chance to win one of five copies of a signed, first edition paperback of "Chewy Marmot" by S.E. Spracher.

Great Quarantine Reading for Families!

A very long chapter book in three parts...
Book I - An Unexpected Journey
Book II - The Wolverines
Book III - The Lotus Flower

Chewy Marmot has never ridden on a skyship before, or taken a funicular inside of a mountain. He doesn’t know any wizards, or talking pigs, or that he can actually manifest fantastical foods just by imagining them. He certainly doesn’t believe that the world is full of magic (it is), and that it’s governed by a giant lotus flower that’s about to die. All he knows is that his Spring is off to a really bad start. He’s failed a really important test, he has no friends and his crush loves nothing more than to embarrass him. Not to mention there’s a dark and ugly cloud hovering over Marmtunn, and it won’t go away. When his grandfather dies, leaving him to take care of a cabin in the Mind Mountains that no one even knew existed, it’s the last place he wants to be. He’d rather be at the helm of a sailboat out on the lake. Realizing he must prove his responsibility to his father in order to redeem himself, Chewy sets out to the cabin, only to find that when he gets there nothing will go as planned. He'll have to rely on his new friends in order to escape the tricks of Mind Mountains and avoid being captured by the evil Marculf, a gargantuan wolverine who's got an entire army to do his bidding.

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advance readers copies of MIRRORLAND, a twisty, dark, and brilliantly crafted thriller - a story of twin sisters, the man they both love, and the dark childhood they can’t leave behind.

The Sandman by Lars Kepler

Enter to win one of 100 copies of THE SANDMAN by Lars Kepler!

In anticipation of LAZARUS, coming December 2020, we are giving away 100 copies of THE SANDMAN, the chilling novel praised by Lee Child as "Sensational... like meeting Hannibal Lecter all over again—twice.”

THERE ARE SOME THINGS WORSE THAN DYING.

An emaciated young man is found wandering on a train track outside of the city. Thirteen years earlier, he and his sister went missing, presumed to be victims of notorious serial killer Jurek Walter. The only way to save the boy’s sister is to get Jurek to reveal his secrets. Now Detectives Joona Linna and Saga Bauer will have to go deep undercover and beat Jurek at his own game before it’s too late.

The Secret One by Ruth Cardello

In this steamy third book in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s Corisi Billionaires series, a trip to Italy could jump-start a lasting relationship—but only if all that’s hidden comes to light.

When Christof meets a beautiful mechanic on the side of the road, he knows they’re meant to be. His family, however, needs him and his mediation skills in Italy, where decades of secrets and betrayal could cost them everything. His mother is convinced a fiancée would help smooth things over. But he’d be nuts to ask a woman he just met to participate in such a farce.

Men always find something about McKenna they want to change—her independence, her success, the grease that clings to her after a satisfying day in the garage. So when she starts falling for a handsome billionaire, she doesn’t believe it will last. Their engagement is fake, but the sparks that fly when they’re together are too real to resist.

If Christof and McKenna trust themselves and each other, Italy will jump-start a love as intimate as it is intense. If not…their relationship isn’t the only one on the line.

Until You Set Me Free by D.M. Davis

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 eBook copies of UNTIL YOU SET ME FREE by D.M. Davis.

D.M. Davis’ Until You Set Me Free is the first book in the Until You series and is a sexy, hear-wrenching, meant-to-be, new adult contemporary romance.

An emotionally charged romance, intertwined with tragedy, force the career-minded heir and his best friend’s irresistible sister to choose between their careers, their hearts, and the safety of the ones they love.

Sexy girl-next-door Samantha has no idea how attractive she is. She buries herself in her high school studies, focusing on graduating early from college and heading into a successful tech career. She’s beautiful, sassy, and confident in her abilities, except when it comes to attracting the man she’s afraid to want.

Tech guru Joseph’s future is already mapped: he’s expected to join the ranks of the family business to head up the technology wing and keep it on the cutting edge. Joseph needs to focus on his future career, his birthright, and not on romancing his roommate’s sister.

When tragedy strikes, will Joseph step up and be the man she needs? Can Samantha trust she’s the woman he wants? Will they leap before they know if they can fly?

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The bestselling author of The Alice Network returns with another thrilling WWII story of female code breakers and the spy they must root out after the war...

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both women are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

1947. As the wedding of Princess Elizabeth whips Britain into a fever, 3 friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their past, and now they must resurrect their alliance and crack one last code.

Black Canary by Alexandra Monir

Enter for a chance to win one of 3 signed advance copies of the highly-anticipated new DC ICONS standalone novel, BLACK CANARY: BREAKING SILENCE, by bestselling author Alexandra Monir. In this thrilling YA origin story, Dinah Lance's voice is her weapon--and in a near-future Gotham City where women are forbidden to sing, she must use everything she has, including her song, to fight back. A page-turner that Kirkus Reviews calls 'a refreshing spin on the feminist dystopia'.

Dinah Lance was eight years old when she overheard the impossible: the sound of a girl singing. It was something she was never meant to hear--not in her lifetime and not in Gotham City, taken over by the vicious, patriarchal Court of Owls. The sinister organization rules Gotham City as a dictatorship and has stripped women of most of their rights--including the right to make music.

Now 17, Dinah can't forget that haunting sound, and she's beginning to discover that her own voice is just as powerful. But singing is forbidden, a one-way ticket to Arkham Asylum. Fighting to balance her father's desire to keep her safe, a blossoming romance with mysterious new student Oliver Queen, and her own need to help other women and girls rise up, Dinah wonders if her song will finally be heard.

Winners will each receive a signed, bound manuscript 2 months before the book's release, followed by the finished hardcover after the 12/29 publication date.

Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde

Enter for your chance to win a copy of FAIRY GODMOTHERS INC. by Saranna DeWylde!

**WINNERS PLEASE NOTE YOUR PRIZING MAY BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19**

SOME KIND OF AWFUL . . .

Lucky Fujiki’s first name is a cosmic joke. Her luck is so bad, even the number seven steers clear of her. But when her adorable godmothers ask for a favor, Lucky can’t say no. After all, it’s just a little one—to save the world’s magic. Lucky can already feel the bad juju waiting to strike. And her mission is even worse than she imagined: to promote Ever After as a wedding destination by faking a marriage to her first love and long-time ex, Ransom Payne—he of the Embarrassing Incident that neither of them will ever live down . . .

OR ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL?

Ransom Payne has spent years building an impressive new reputation for himself, and now his godmothers want him to pretend to wed the one girl he’d like most to forget? Sure, weddings in Ever After could be a huge boon for his chocolate business, but risking more up-close-and-personal time with Lucky? Considering the stakes, it’s a curse he’ll have to bear, at the risk of being humiliated—or perhaps, bewitched . . .

The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 galleys of book one in an exciting new fantasy duology. A princess with a powerful and dangerous secret must find a way to save her country from ruthless invaders.

“The Frozen Crown is fantasy at is best—bold, original and fiercely compelling." — Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of The Bloodprint

“A gripping, intricate tale of court intrigue with no shortage of thought-provoking questions about power, morality, and identity. Askia is a strong-willed yet vulnerable and utterly human character that will linger in readers’ hearts and minds long after they turn the final page.” — Ava Reid, author of The Wolf and the Woodsman

Strange Labour by Robert Penner

We're giving away eight (8) copies of Robert G. Penner's Strange Labour. Enter for your chance to win one.

"With this brilliant debut, Penner thoughtfully upends the tropes of post-apocalyptic fiction" -- Publishers Weekly

The Last Tiara by M.J. Rose

Romanov Russia
A mother's secrets, a father's crime.
NYC 1938
A daughter's stunning discovery.

Enter to win 1 of 100 ebooks. From New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller M.J. Rose.

A provocative and moving story of a young female architect in post-World War II Manhattan, who stumbles upon a hidden treasure and begins a journey to discovering her mother’s life during the fall of the Romanovs.

Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

Sep 15 - Oct 06, 2020

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of TIES THAT TETHER by Jane Igharo.



When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.

At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping—well forcing—her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and…white.

When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter. (less) 

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, BLACK SUN, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

An American Covenant by Lucile Scott

A history of mystic resistance and liberation and of five women who transcended the expected to transform America.

For centuries, women who emerge as mystic leaders have played vital roles in American culture. For just as long, they’ve been subjugated and ridiculed. Today, women and others across the nation are once again turning to their mystic powers to #HexThePatriarchy and help fight the forces that seem bent on relegating them to second-class citizenry.

Amid this tumult, Lucile Scott looks to the past and the stories of five women over three centuries to form an ancestral spiritual coven: Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans; Cora L. V. Scott, nineteenth-century Spiritualist superstar; Helena Blavatsky, mother of Theosophy; Zsuzsanna Budapest, feminist witch and founder of Dianic Wicca; and Marianne Williamson, presidential candidate and preacher of the New Age Gospel of Love. Each, in their own ways, defied masculine preconceptions about power.

A scathing queer feminist history and a personal quest for transcendence, An American Covenant opens our eyes to the paths forged by women who inspired the nation in their own times—and who will no longer be forgotten or silenced in ours.

The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado

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From critically-acclaimed writer CARMEN MARIA MACHADO (Her Body and Other Parties) comes THE LOW, LOW WOODS, from the smash-hit lineup of the HILL HOUSE COMICS library. Featuring stunning artwork by DANI (Lucifer), this hardcover collection—complete with a deluxe vellum jacket—includes the entire six-issue series.

Shudder-to-Think, Pennsylvania has been on fire for years. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people of Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either.

When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags embark on a horrifying journey to uncover the truth about the strange town that they call home.