The Silence by Daisy Pearce

The Silence by Daisy PearceShe’s broken. She’s vulnerable. She’s just what Marco was looking for.

Stella Wiseman was a child TV star, but there’s nothing glamorous about her life now. Alone in her thirties, she’s lost her parents and her friends and she’s stuck in a dead-end job. But just as she hits rock bottom she meets Marco, a charismatic older man who offers to get her back on her feet. He seems too good to be true.

Is he?

She appreciates the money he lavishes on her. And the pills. But are the pills just helping her sleep, or helping her avoid her problems?

With Stella’s life still in freefall, Marco whisks her away to a secluded cottage where she is isolated from everyone except him. But the closer he pulls her, the worse she gets. He tells her it’s all in her head, and she just needs time away from the world.

No longer sure what’s real and what’s not, Stella begins to question whether she was wrong to trust Marco. Was she wrong to trust herself? Is the one person she thought was fighting for her survival actually her biggest threat?

Stop Calling Me Beautiful by Phylicia Masonheimer

Stop Calling Me Beautiful by Phylicia  MasonheimerEnter for a chance to win a FREE copy of Stop Calling Me Beautiful by Phylicia Masonheimer!

"You're a beautiful daughter of the Most High King." And it's true. But it's not the whole truth. The beauty of being God's daughter has backstory.

If you're tired of hearing the watered-down Christian teaching and hungry for a deeper spiritual life—one that gives real answers to your hardest questions—Stop Calling Me Beautiful teaches you how.

Seminole by Tina Siemens

Seminole by Tina SiemensPresident Carter recently made time between surgeries to get his. Now, you can get yours too. I’ll send you a signed paperback. This true story starts in 1569 and moves through the 1800s, into the early 1900s. There are trains, Indians, Mennonites, horses, a prison escape, meetings with presidents, and a beloved sheepdog. By 1977, my family’s story was front-page international news. We had somehow made it to Texas, but were about to lose our money, property, and potential citizenship. My sweeping saga will take you from snowy Canada to the sunbaked lands of Mexico, and on to the unique Llano Estacado of West Texas. If you like historical fiction that has relevance to today’s immigration battles, you’ll love this book. And if you’ve heard the phrase, “It’ll take an act of Congress,” I lived it. Just ask President Carter! Check out my book trailer on my Author Profile Page. And take a look at my website: SeminoleTheBook.Com.

The Man Who Ran Washington by Peter Baker

The Man Who Ran Washington by Peter Baker*GALLEY GIVEAWAY*

From two of America's most revered political journalists comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III: the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world.

“Nobody was better at getting things done than James A. Baker. In a book that is at once fascinating, coolly revealing, and at moments touching, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser have given us a biography worthy of one of the most important figures of the late American Century. If you want to understand power in Washington—or anywhere, for that matter—this is the book for you.”
—Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, authors of The Wise Men

It is Wood, It is Stone by Gabriella Burnham

It is Wood, It is Stone by Gabriella BurnhamEnter for a chance to win one of 100 advance copies of IT IS WOOD IT IS STONE!

With sharp, gorgeous prose, It Is Wood, It Is Stone takes place over the course of a year in São Paulo, Brazil, in which two women's lives intersect.

Linda, an anxious and restless American, has moved with her husband, Dennis, for a year professorship. As Dennis submerges himself into his work, Linda finds herself unmoored and adrift, feeling increasingly disassociated from her own body. Linda's unwavering and skilled maid, Marta, has more claim to Linda's home than she can fathom. Marta, who is struggling to make sense of her country's complicated history and its racial tensions, is exasperated by Linda's instability. One day, Linda leaves home with a charismatic and beguiling artist, whom she joins on a fervent adventure that causes reverberations felt by everyone, and ultimately binds Marta and Linda in a profoundly human, and tender, way.

An exquisite debut novel by young Brazilian American author Gabriella Burnham, It is Wood, It is Stone is about women whose romantic and subversive entanglements reflect on class and colorism, sexuality, and complex, divisive histories.

Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

Please See Us by Caitlin MullenIn this sophisticated, suspenseful debut reminiscent of Laura Lippman and Chloe Benjamin, two young women become unlikely friends during one fateful summer in Atlantic City as mysterious disappearances hit dangerously close to home.

Summer has come to Atlantic City but the boardwalk is empty of tourists, the casino lights have dimmed, and two Jane Does are laid out in the marshland behind the Sunset Motel, just west of town. Only one person even knows they’re there.

Meanwhile, Clara, a young boardwalk psychic, struggles to attract clients for the tarot readings that pay her rent. When she begins to experience very real and disturbing visions, she suspects they could be related to the recent cases of women gone missing in town. When Clara meets Lily, an ex-Soho art gallery girl who is working at a desolate casino spa and reeling from a personal tragedy, she thinks Lily may be able to help her. But Lily has her own demons to face. If they can put the pieces together in time, they may save another lost girl—so long as their efforts don’t attract perilous attention first. Can they break the ill-fated cycle, or will they join the other victims?

Evocative, eerie, and compelling, PLEASE SEE US is a fast-paced psychological thriller that explores the intersection of womanhood, power, and violence.

Inheritors by Asako Serizawa

Inheritors by Asako Serizawa*GALLEY GIVEAWAY*

"This splendid story collection is a sword through the heart."--Ben Fountain

From the O. Henry Prize-winning author comes a heartbreakingly beautiful and brutal exploration of lives fragmented by the Pacific side of World War II.

Spanning more than 150 years, and set in multiple locations in colonial and postcolonial Asia and the United States, Inheritors paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of its characters as they grapple with the legacies of loss, imperialism, and war.

What It Seems by Emily Bleeker

What It Seems by Emily BleekerA page-turning novel of suspense about the perfect family, and the perfect lies, by the bestselling author of When I’m Gone and The Waiting Room.

Adopted by her controlling foster mother at the age of eight, twenty-year-old Tara has seen little of the outside world. Lonely, punished for the slightest offense, her only distraction comes from watching the Feely family’s online videos. They’re an affectionate vlogging quintet and an internet sensation. Most important, they are Tara’s mental refuge. Then the opportunity arises for them to be something more. When Tara accepts an internship with the close-knit clan, they’re her escape.

Daring to run away, and defying Mother’s rules, Tara is welcomed into the loving fold. But the more Tara gets to know them, the more she realizes that not everything is as it seems. As secrets slowly surface, the image of the perfect family begins to crack. For Tara, it’s another trap.

To claim a life of her own, she’ll need a new escape plan. Because as the show’s popularity explodes, reaching even more fascinated viewers, Tara can’t shake the feeling that Mother is among their ranks. She’s watching. She’s waiting. She’ll never let her go.

The Summer House by James Patterson

The Summer House by James PattersonEnter for a chance to win one of 20 advanced reader copies of The Summer House by James Patterson.

Seven murder victims.
Four accused Army Rangers.
Two versions of the truth.
Only one can survive.

Sullivan County, Georgia, belongs to Sheriff Emma Williams. But when Rangers posted to the local base are implicated in a major crime, the Army challenges her jurisdiction.

An elite team of investigators, led by Major Jeremiah Cook, are called to The Summer House, a grand old place on a lake that’s now locked down for a forensic investigation. The small-town sheriff has never worked a multiple homicide, and Cook knows it. To Cook, the physical evidence Williams swears by presents clues to an entirely different story. One that will be impossible for his commanding officers — or anyone — to believe.

Unless he can convince the locals that the recent crimes are part of a larger mystery, this outsider may never unlock the century of secrets hidden inside The Summer House.