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PATRICIA CORNWELL's New Novel, SPIN - GIVEAWAY

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International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in the first book in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high... and the stakes will equally increase your heartbeat in book two, SPIN (Thomas&Mercer).   On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. A spatter of dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide—a series of disturbing clues point to Calli’s twin sister, Carme, who’s been MIA for days. Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name, Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber secur

SPOTLIGHT - A STRANGER AT THE DOOR by Jason Pinter - PLUS giveaway

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  From the Amazon bestselling author of  Hide Away  comes the gripping second installment of the Rachel Marin Thriller series by Jason Pinter, A STRANGER AT THE DOOR (Thomas&Mercer). Rachel Marin is in a good place. After years of struggle, the single mother has found both a stable, loving relationship and a new purpose: putting her investigative skills to work solving crimes for the local PD. But just as the pieces of her life are finally starting to fall into place, her teenaged son’s teacher is gruesomely murdered, starting a domino effect that shatters her peaceful existence. When Rachel discovers an ominous email the teacher sent to her just before his death, she knows she must help bring his killer to justice. But soon a figure from her past reappears, threatening to expose Rachel’s darkest secrets if she doesn’t tread lightly. And when her son is recruited by a shadowy businessman who may be connected to the murder, Rachel knows this has just gotten very, very personal. Some

SPOTLIGHT - GIRL, GURL, GRRRL by Kenya Hunt - PLUS a giveaway

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  A People Pick! “One of the year’s must-reads.” –ELLE “[A] provocative, heart-breaking, and frequently hilarious collection.” –GLAMOUR “Essential, vital, and urgent.” –HARPER’S BAZAAR In the vein of Roxane Gay’s  Bad Feminist  and Issa Rae’s  The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,  but wholly its own, a provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world. Black women have never been more visible or more publicly celebrated than they are now. But for every new milestone, every magazine cover, every box office record smashed, every new face elected to public office, the reality of everyday life for black women remains a complex, conflicted, contradiction-laden experience.  An American journalist who has been living and working in London for a decade, Kenya Hunt has made a career of distilling moments, movements, and cultural moods into words. Her work takes the

BONE CANYON by Lee Goldberg - Spotlight & Giveaway

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  Lee Goldberg offers another police procedural filled with sex and violence in the second book in the Eve Ronin series. In BONE CANYON (Thomas&Mercer), Eve Ronin works twice as hard to get to the truth, no matter where it leads her. A cold case heats up, revealing a deadly conspiracy in a twisty thriller by #1  New York Times  bestselling author Lee Goldberg. A catastrophic wildfire scorches the Santa Monica Mountains, exposing the charred remains of a woman who disappeared years ago. The investigation is assigned to Eve Ronin, the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a position that forces her to prove herself again and again. This time, though, she has much more to prove. Bones don’t lie, and these have a horrific story to tell. Eve tirelessly digs into the past, unearthing dark secrets that reveal nothing about the case is as it seems. With almost no one she can trust, her relentless pursuit of justice for the forgotten dead could put Eve’

OUR DARKEST HOUR by Jennifer Robson - Spotlight & giveaway

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I never cease to be amazed by the authors who are able to write stories around WWII. There seems to be an unlimited well of ideas for possible novels. Author, Jennifer Robson is one such author. With her new novel, OUR DARKEST DAYS (WilliamMorrow) she shines a light on the Italian Jews who were persecuted during this dark period of our history. In her new novel, OUR DARKEST HOUR, to survive the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian farmer’s wife.. It's a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War II. It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever more certain, Antonina Mazin has but one hope to survive—to leave Venice and her beloved parents and hide in the countryside with a man she has only just met.

LIE, LIE AGAIN by Stacy Wise - PLUS a giveaway

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  1054 Mockingbird Lane is a pretty busy place. Three women who live there seem to have a lot to hide. In Stacy Wise's, LIE, LIE AGAIN (LakeUnion) knowing what's happening behind closed doors can be dangerous. It's a delicious dramedy that'll have you thinking "Melrose Place." If you don't know that show, I'm sure it's on NetFlix, or somewhere else. Sylvia Webb is looking for her Mr. Right, but it seems she's Ms. Wrong in so many ways. Riki McFarlan works in showbusiness, has a boyfriend who wants the settle down, but she only has eyes for her neighbor... a happily married neighbor. Embry Taylor is a real life southern belle living in LA with her two kids and struggling actor, eye-candy husband, Brandon. They all live in the same apartment complex and know each other's business. Sometimes its good, other times, no so much. I really enjoyed LIE, LIE AGAIN. The characters were all so complex and developed. I enjoyed not knowing what was going

MY PICKS for Best Books of 2020! - THREE giveaways

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2020 has been a very exciting year for publishing. Once again, as I do every year, I'd like to give you my picks for Best Books of 2020. They aren't listed in any special order and I'm sure many of you will disagree, or think I've forgotten a book or two. Feel free to write all about it in the comments area. Also, tell us what you enjoyed reading this year. We love hearing from readers. THE VANISHING HALF (RiverheadBooks) by Brit Bennett was a favorite this year. I first discovered Brit when she wrote THE MOTHERS last year and was thrilled to hear she had a new novel coming out. I even got to workshop in one of her fiction classes. THE VANISHING HALF tells the story of two black sisters, one who lives as a black woman and the other who passes It debuted at number 1 on the NYT bestseller fiction list. It's being produced into a HBO limited series with Brit as executive producer.  Kevin Kwan's highly anticipated third book in his "Crazy Rich Asians" seri