Enter to win a copy of Ensnared in the Wolf's Lair by Ann Bausum!
"I've come on orders from Berlin to fetch the three children." --Gestapo agent, August 24, 1944
With those chilling words Christa von Hofacker and her younger siblings found themselves ensnared in a web of family punishment designed to please one man-Adolf Hitler. The furious dictator sought merciless revenge against not only Christa's father and the other Germans who had just tried to overthrow his government. He wanted to torment their relatives, too, regardless of age or stature. All of them. Including every last child.
You never really know someone you've never met IRL!
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 eBook copies of FIVE MORE PIXS by Muriel Tronc, awarded First Place in the Young Adult category for the 2020 Writer’s Digest Self-Published E-book Awards!
"A superb dramatization of timely teen issues that will educate readers of all ages." -Kirkus Reviews
Meet Jane, Caitlin, Sofia and their online friends.
Jane is devastated when her best friend Kate is admitted to the hospital after a suicide attempt. But while she struggles with her friend’s coma, she also meets Kate’s cousin online and falls head over heels for the mysterious young man.
Caitlin desperately embraces anorexia after her father’s deadly car accident. Online, she meets Sara, via an app centered around eating disorders, the first person to finally understand what she’s going through.
Sofia has decided to learn French to impress her big sister who’s moved to France. She joins an app to find pen pals and meets the ideal gay best friend any girl would dream to have.
With social media accounts at the heart of the lives of the three Californian teenagers, they seek human connections at a time when the rest of the world doesn’t seem to understand them. They’ll find support, friendship and love in messages received on their phones. They’ll share their most hidden secrets with their new best friend. They’ll send their intimate pictures to their first love.
They’ll find out you really never know someone you’ve never met IRL.
Enter for your chance to 1 of 50 copies of THE DIVINES by Ellie Eaton!
The girls of St John the Divine, an elite English boarding school, were notorious for flipping their hair, harassing teachers, chasing boys, and chain-smoking cigarettes. They were fiercely loyal, sharp-tongued, and cuttingly humorous in the way that only teenage girls can be. For Josephine, now in her thirties, the years at St John were a lifetime ago. She hasn’t spoken to another Divine in fifteen years, not since the day the school shuttered its doors in disgrace.
Yet now Josephine inexplicably finds herself returning to her old stomping grounds. The visit provokes blurry recollections of those doomed final weeks that rocked the community. Ruminating on the past, Josephine becomes obsessed with her teenage identity and the forgotten girls of her one-time orbit. With each memory that resurfaces, she circles closer to the violent secret at the heart of the school’s scandal. But the more Josephine recalls, the further her life unravels, derailing not just her marriage and career, but her entire sense of self.
Moving between present-day Los Angeles and 1990s Britain, The Divines is a scorching examination of the power of adolescent sexuality, female identity, and the destructive class divide. Exposing the tension between the lives we lead as adults and the experiences that form us, Eaton probes us to consider how our memories as adults compel us to reexamine our pasts.
Enter for your chance to win a copy of NATHAN STARK, ARMY SCOUT by William W. Johnstone!
**WINNERS PLEASE BE AWARE PRIZING MAY BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19**
They slaughtered his family. Killed his young bride. And ever since that tragic day, Nathan Stark has devoted his life to fighting the hostile tribes who massacred those he loved. As a civilian scout for the Army, he's served with such famous commanders as Custer and Crook. He's battled against such notorious war chiefs as Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. Among the fiercest natives of the untamed West, Nathan Stark is a living legend--one that must be destroyed...
Against his better judgment, Nathan agrees to be teamed up with a rival Crow scout named Moses Red Buffalo. Their mission: to forge a trail deep into Indian territory under the command of a bloodthirsty army colonel. But the mission is not what it seems. If Stark and Red Buffalo want to stay alive, they'll have to work together as a team--if they don't kill each other first...
Enter to win a copy of One Step Further by Katherine Johnson, Joylette Hylick and Kathrine Moore.
This inspirational picture book reveals what is was like for a young black mother of three to navigate the difficult world of the 1950s and 60s and to succeed in an unwelcoming industry to become one of the now legendary "hidden figures" of NASA computing and space research.
Johnson's own empowering narrative is complemented by the recollections of her two daughters about their mother's work and insights about how she illuminated their paths, including one daughter's fight for civil rights and another's journey to become a NASA mathematician herself. The narrative gracefully weaves together Johnson's personal story, her influence on her daughters' formative years, her and her daughters' fight for civil rights, and her lasting impact on NASA and space exploration. Filled with personal reflections, exclusive family archival photos, and striking illustrations, readers will be immersed in this deeply personal portrayal of female empowerment, women in STEM, and the breaking down of race barriers across generations. Historical notes, photo/illustration notes, and a time line put the story into historical and modern-day context.
Enter for a chance to win one of 25 signed Advance Reading Copies of So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression, and Resilience.
In Mark Henick's highly anticipated first book, he grapples with growing up in a broken home, the events that led him to climb over a bridge railing with the intent to kill himself, and the stranger who saved his life. It is a vivid and personal account of the mental health challenges he experienced in childhood and his subsequent journey toward healing and recovery.
Advance praise for So-Called Normal:
“Beautifully written, heart-wrenching, and hopeful.” - Rosie O’Donnell
“A mesmerizing, heart-stopping must-read.” - Jesse Close
“Compelling, beautifully written and inspiring.” - James Martin, SJ
“Courageously and gracefully written.” - Bif Naked
“A triumph of authenticity.” - Arlene Dickinson
“A candid, graceful, and courageous account that will offer a lifeline to others.” - Kirkus Reviews
Winners will have their ARC shipped BEFORE the book releases to the general public. You can find and chat with the author at @markhenick on most platforms.
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A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.
DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.
But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns. With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police. Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.
As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide. But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?