For December, Joanne Rock is giving away a copy of the first McNeill Magnates book, THE MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE. Enter to Win!
For December, Justine Davis is giving away a signed copy of the new Cutter’s Code book, OPERATION NOTORIOUS, a December release. Enter to Win!
Every week we’ll pick a new winner to receive a minimum of three books of their selected genre!
Readers can enter daily!
Enter to win a copy of Prime: The Beef Cookbook by Richard H. Turner (Mitchell Beazley, 2017). (ARV $34.99) Prime is a carnivore’s delight – an ode to all things beef from Richard H. Turner, an expert on the subject. This ultimate guidebook contains tips on butchering, buying meat, and cattle breeds, as well as more than 150 recipes from around the world. Learn how to cook everything from Burmese Beef Curry to Chilean Empanadas and Philly Cheesesteak, plus sauces, sides, and more. You’ll never ask, “where’s the beef” again. If you are wondering, the “Where’s the Beef?” recipe slideshow has some great answers.
For December, Kaylan Doyle is giving away a signed paperback edition of THE GREAT AWFUL.Katie Davis and her mother are alone the night a series of earthquakes rocks their isolated home. In the valley below Katie's house, an erupting volcano spews lava, incinerating everything in its path. Power grids explode and communications systems fail. Enter to Win!
Enter to win a bundle of books. All we want for Christmas is a bunch of books and a cozy corner to curl up in. And we've got you covered with the first part (the cozy corner is up to you but we recommend piles of snuggly blankets and fleecy PJs!). We're giving away all the must-reads below to 5 lucky girls. Scroll through our picks, then enter to win them below. Good luck!
Enter to Win Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Enter to Win Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star, #1) by Kevin Emerson. It is Earth year 2213—but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we prepare for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home.
For December, Marie Ferrarella is giving away TWO copies of THE MAVERICK’S RETURN, Montana Mavericks: The Great Family Roundup miniseries (2 winners - 1 book each). Enter to Win!
Enter to win a copy of The Baker’s Appendix: The Essential Kitchen Companion, with Deliciously Dependable, Infinitely Adaptable Recipes by Jessica Reed (Clarkson Potter, 2017). (ARV $18.99) What if you could have every conversion or substitution in one easy-to-reach place right when you need it – no Googling necessary? It’s not a dream, it’s The Baker’s Appendix. This handy reference guide is perfect for bakers of every skill level and contains conversions, substitutions, tips and tricks, along with recipes for basic, no-fail cakes, frostings, and cookies. There are also variations of these that can be combined to result in dozens of desserts – perfect for when you’re entertaining. The Quick Bread Recipes slideshow also features more than a dozen crowd-pleasing recipes for breads and muffins that come together, well…quick.
Enter to Win Last Stop in Brooklyn (A Mary Handley Mystery, #3) by Lawrence H. Levy. It’s the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a convicted man’s brother to reopen a murder case. A prostitute was killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat years ago in her New York hotel room, but her true killer was never found. Once again it’s up to Mary to make right the city’s wrongs.
New York City’s untouchable head of detectives, Thomas Byrnes, swears he put the right man behind bars, but as Mary digs deeper, she finds corruption at the heart of New York’s justice system, involving not only the police but the most powerful of stock titans. Disturbing evidence of other murders begins to surface, each one mimicking Jack the Ripper’s style, each one covered up by Thomas Byrnes.
Enter to win a copy of Smorgasbord: The Art of Swedish Breads and Savory Treats by Johanna Kindvall (PUBLISHER, 2017). (ARV $XX). They say variety is the spice of life and a Swedish smorgasboard can offer endless options for potlucks, get-togethers, and party cuisine. Smorgasboard by Johanna Kindvall includes recipes for traditional and contemporary Swedish recipes that are perfect for holidays and every other occasion, as well as snacks or small meals. Dishes such as Rye Bread, Chicken Liver Pate, Swedish Deviled Eggs and infused aquavit liqueurs are sure to become your new favorites. This old favorite, Swedish Meatballs, is great for a party appetizer or family main course.
Enter to win a copy of The Dutch Oven Cookbook by Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen (Weldon Owen, 2017). (ARV $14.95) Of course it is great for chili and sure, it’s super for soup but that handy Dutch oven you have in your cupboard is good for lots more. This one pot goes easily from stovetop to oven and can be used for everything from braises and sautés to side dishes and even crusty breads; the experts in Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen shows you all the ways to use this versatile vessel with easy-to-follow recipes. Plus, a special section on tips and tricks helps you make the most of this pot. Recipes include Maple-Bourbon Short Ribs, Braised Chicken with Olives, Artichokes and Preserved Lemon, Summer Vegetable Lasagna and more.
Enter to win a copy of Gizzi’s Seasons Eatings: Feasts & Celebrations from Halloween to Happy New Year by Gizzi Erskine (Mitchell Beazley, 2017). (ARV $29.99) Don’t let the holidays stress you, keep things festive and fun from Halloween through the new year. Award-winning, British chef Gizzi Erskine shows you how to create delicious food for any and every occasion for friends and family. Recipes include holiday turkey mole enchiladas, a wintry sausage casserole, a seasonal clambake, and dense chocolate cake to name a few. Be sure to check out our Pie for All Seasons Slideshow for the perfect recipe no matter what the time of year.
Enter to win a copy of Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark (Clarkson Potter, 2017). (ARV $35) Never dread hearing the words, “What’s for dinner?” again. Melissa Clark offers more than 200 new recipes for inventive, unfussy food with unexpected flavor. Novices and experienced cooks alike will find something to make any night of the week, no matter what your mood, the season, or the amount of time you have. From sheet pan chicken with harissa or curried lentils with poached eggs to burgers taken up a notch with chorizo; just add a salad and call it dinner. No stress or same-old, same-old again. For more great meal ideas when it seems you have nothing on hand, check out the Desperation Dinner Recipes slideshow.
Enter to win a copy of Canal House Cooking Volume No. 6: The Grocery Store by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton (Canal House, 2017). (ARV $19.95) This collection of recipes from Canal House Cooking is something perfect for anyone who loves to cook and doesn’t want to track down a list of hard to find ingredients. It’s a filled with recipes that use the best the grocery store has to offer. You’re sure to be inspired to run straight to the store with recipes like Braised Escarole and White Beans, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Boston Cream Pie waiting for you to make. This is home cooking for home cooks and written by home cooks. For more recipes that are not only easy to make but taste great, check out the Easy Peasy Recipe Slideshow.
Enter to win a copy of Plenty by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley, 2010). (ARV $29.99) Would you like to eat really well without going over your food budget? It’s not impossible. British writer and cook Diana Henry shows you how to make the most of what you have. Over 300 recipes from around the globe like this Moroccan Lentil Soup will have you eating better, wasting less and not breaking the bank. You’ll see how simple Roast Chicken leftovers can make a flavorful Greek Chicken, Pumpkin, Feta and Filo Pie. Create new kitchen favorites and see how sustainable cooking can be economical and taste outstanding while saving some change.
Enter to win a signed copy of Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression by David Leite (Dey Street Books, 2017). (ARV $26.99) We talk about many books on this site but none as personal and dear to our hearts as Notes on a Banana – the memoir of our very own David Leite. Maybe you’ve read on the site about David’s upbringing in a Portuguese household, his struggle with manic depression or about The One aka Alan, David’s partner in life and love. In his book, David tells of the ups and downs of his life with candor, courage and his signature humor. Settle into this amazing read with a good snack and a strong cocktail. Once you start reading, you won’t want to get up until the final page.
Enter to win a copy of Onto the Stage : ‘Slighted Souls’ and other stage and radio plays. A compendium of the author’s stage and radio plays - while 'Slighted Souls' deals with the rebellion of the downtrodden, 'Men at work on Women at work’ is about sexual harassment at work place and even as 'Castle of Despair' is built on the ground of man's urge for success, the radio play 'A Love on Hold' depicts the drama of love and possession.
"Slighted Souls" is a poignant love story set in rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits. Besides forcing the dalits to toil in the fields as bonded labor without impunity, the land owning doras had no qualms in reducing the womenfolk of this ilk as sex slaves in the gadis.
"Men at work on Women at work" is a tragic-comic episode depicting the fallout of sexual harassment at the workplace in the Indian urban setting with its traditional cultural underpinnings.
"Castle of Despair", built on the slippery ground of man's innate urge for one-upmanship, portrays its facade of falsity on the grand stage of human tragedy.