Enter to win a copy of Journey's Rule. It's just a weekend away to tend to family business. But for Journey McCall those three days turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Enter to win a copy of A Dubious Dream. In the third installment of the series, Colton Banyon is told to go to sleep. Wolf, his secret mentor and a spirit that he can talk to, tells him that he will narrate an unusual story about a Black Diamond.
Enter to win a copy of The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris. The intrigue began with a triple homicide in a luxury apartment building just steps from the Champs-Elyseés, in March 1887. A high-class prostitute and two others, one of them a child, had been stabbed to death?the latest in a string of unsolved murders targeting women of the Parisian demimonde. Newspapers eagerly reported the lurid details, and when the police arrested Enrico Pranzini, a charismatic and handsome Egyptian migrant, the story became an international sensation. As the case descended into scandal and papers fanned the flames of anti-immigrant politics, the investigation became thoroughly enmeshed with the crisis-driven political climate of the French Third Republic and the rise of xenophobic right-wing movements. Aaron Freundschuh's account of the "Pranzini Affair" recreates not just the intricacies of the investigation and the raucous courtroom trial, but also the jockeying for status among rival players?reporters, police detectives, doctors, and magistrates?who all stood to gain professional advantage and prestige. Freundschuh deftly weaves together the sensational details of the case with the social and political undercurrents of the time, arguing that the racially charged portrayal of Pranzini reflects a mounting anxiety about the colonial "Other" within France's own borders. Pranzini's case provides a window into a transformational decade for the history of immigration, nationalism, and empire in France.
Enter to win a copy of The Ghosts of My Lai. Lieutenant Chris Williams and his platoon flee My Lai—the site of an unfathomable massacre during the Vietnam War—only to have their helicopter shot down over unchartered jungle. Disoriented and separated from the outside world, Williams faces the unenviable task of navigating the waylaid band of survivors to safety. But Vietnam has other plans…
Enter to win a copy of Falling Out of Focus.
Falling Out of Focus
categories: Fantasy, Paranormal
I was drowning, but all I needed to do was breathe.
It was 5:45 p.m. when I decided my future. By 9:43 I was well on my way to making it all come true. At 11:16 I took the first step to make it a reality. At 11:17 I fell and found peace.
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Getting all your servings of fruits and vegetables a day just got a whole lot easier. Super Smoothies makes it easy to get more fruits and veggies into your diet with its more than 60 recipes for blended beverages. In addition to step-by-step instructions and photos of ingredients, the author has provided the health benefits of each recipe and three- and five-day detox plans that target specific concerns such as weight loss, digestion, and clear skin. Eating well never tasted so good. If you don’t believe us, try this Blueberry Kale Smoothie.
Enter tto win a copy of The Southern Cookie Book by the Editors of Southern Living (Oxmoor House, 2016). (ARV $22.95)
There’s more to the South than mint juleps and barbecue. There are also desserts and the editors of Southern Living have gathered more than 120 recipes for bars, cookies and other confections that are filled with the flavor and mindset of the South. There are recipes for classics like Linzer Cookies and Snickerdoodles, plus newer ideas such as Peppermint Wedding Cookies and Bourbon Pecan Gingerbread Cookies. The book also includes 10 Tips for “Cookie Rookies,” recipe and equipment basics, tips for decorating, and much more. Our Cookies, Cookies, Cookies Recipes slideshow is filled with even more of these portable treats.
Enter to win a signed copy of The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe’s Western Coast by David Leite (Clarkson Potter, 2009). (ARV $32.50)
Included in this award-winning first cookbook by David Leite are recipes that have wowed everyone from Leite’s Culinaria staff to loyal readers of our site—even the hosts of the Today Show! Check out David’s Clams and Sausage in a Cataplana and be sure to try the Portuguese Orange-Olive Oil Cake.
Enter to Win Return of the King: LeBron James, The Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History by Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin-and-end?
Enter to Win The Burial Hour (Lincoln Rhyme #13) by Jeffery Deaver. Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet in this newest installment of Jeffrey Deaver's New York Times bestselling series.
Enter to Win The Whole Foods Diet: Discover Your Hidden Potential for Health, Beauty, Vitality & Longevity by John Mackey, Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman. The definitive guide to the optimum diet for health and wellness, from the founder of Whole Foods Market and the doctors of Forks Over Knives THE WHOLE FOODS DIET, simplifies the huge body of science, research, and advice that is available today and reveals the undeniable consensus: whole foods, plant-based diet is the optimum diet for health and longevity.
Enter to Win I'll Eat When I'm Dead by Barbara Bourland. Every weekday morning, as the sun rose above Sixth Avenue, a peerless crop of women-frames poised, behavior polished, networks connected, and bodies generally buffed to a high sheen-were herded by the cattle prod of their own ambition to one particular building. They're stylish, sophisticated and, even the one found dead in her office.
Enter to Win Intoxicating (Oregon Wine Country, #2) by Heather Heyford. The Girl Most Likely
. . . to be a waitress at her hometown café. That’s what Clarkston’s high school yearbook said about Poppy Springer ten years ago and that’s where the beauty queen is today. But that’s about to change now that Poppy has been offered a position as a lady sommelier at a cutting-edge new restaurant. Only Poppy has an embarrassing secret that could keep her from landing her dream job.
Enter to Win So Revealing (Happy Endings Book Club, #3) by Kylie Gilmore. The last thing Charlotte Vega needs is a cocky HOT stuntman like Ty Campbell in her life. But when he pulls the ultimate stunt—a sexy romantic gesture that ends with a charming invitation to a sunset dinner cruise—she finds him impossible to resist. Cue disaster.
Enter to Win The Hunt by Colin Lorimer. At her father’s deathbed, Orla Roche came face-to-face with the age-old myth of The Sluagh, a group of soul-stealing spirits so evil that not even hell would take them. Years later, and with the belief that her father’s soul is still trapped in some form of the netherworld, she goes looking for answers—beginning a journey that leads her down a path to discover what really happens to us after we die.
Enter to Win Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman. The Danes—the band known as the “Darlings of Detroit”—are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is until an agent from the US Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? Under the guidance of their frontman, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert—a trip that takes Tonka into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy.
Enter to Win Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores by Otto Penzler. If you open your dictionary, you will discover that there is no such word as “bibliomystery.” However, most mystery readers know that the word refers to a mystery story that involves the world of books: a bookshop, a rare volume, a library, a collector, or a bookseller.
Enter to Win Reflections by T.R. Whittier. A chance encounter with her homeless double helps spoiled socialite Geneva Van Cleef find her true face.
Enter to win 1 of 5 autographed copies of Sara Flutterbye and the Spooky Woods by John Hallis. In this beautifully illustrated book, Professor Sara Flutterbye is excited to be visiting the little town of Baraboo from the Big City. She explains to her waitress at Birdie’s Cafe that she’s planning to camp in the Spooky Woods while she looks for the elusive giant butterflies rumored to live there. Abby, her waitress, tells her that no one stays overnight in those woods because people who do never return. Sara assures her that she’s a seasoned camper and not to worry. Lucky for Sara, Abby does worry. She shares her concerns with her best friend, Leisha, and the two decide to keep a close eye on their visitor. Thanks to their special friend, Tanager, they soon find out that Sara is in big trouble. Can Abby, Leisha, and Tanager rescue Sara in time? Will Sara find the mysterious giant butterflies?
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