Finding Napoleon by Margaret Rodenberg

Finding Napoleon by Margaret RodenbergEnter for a chance to win one of 10 copies of Finding Napoleon, a stunning novel of intrigue and betrayal that stars Napoleon’s last love!

"Napoleon's last years, awash in intrigue and poignant with loss . . . this intricate tapestry . . . brings to life the twilight years of a captivating historical figure." --Kirkus Reviews

"Rodenberg inventively uses Bonaparte's own unfinished novel to tell the story of the despot's rise to power, which she juxtaposes against the story of his last love affair. Told creatively and with excellent research!" --Stephanie Dray, New York Times & USA Today best-selling author of America's First Daughter and The Women of Chateau Lafayette

The Gift by William Chancellor

The Gift by William  Chancellor 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY!
To celebrate Palanshia's one-year anniversary we are giving away 100 Kindle copies of Book One - The Gift.
If you did not win one of 25 signed copies in our recent giveaway, sign up today to win your Kindle copy!

"Fans of The Lord Of The Rings and The Wheel of Time will love Palanshia"

"The pull on Toman's mind, the strange dreams of different worlds.... fleets of ships made of clear glass... inky black figures brandishing spears, leaping from the shadows of his bedroom. Something was amiss. And now a light that appears in the bones of his fingers!"

“I only read the first few sentences and was already caught in a new and strange world. Every single scene comes to life in front of me! A great opportunity to escape the real world.” - Reader Review

Forever in Cape May by Jennifer Probst

Forever in Cape May by Jennifer ProbstWhat happens when friends become lovers? Not what a wedding planner plans in a novel of unexpected romance by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

Taylor Sunshine and Pierce Powers vowed to keep things platonic. They already have the best of each other: loyalty, friendship, and trust. Why ruin the perfect relationship? That kind of forever love isn’t in the picture anyway for a restless, aspiring artist like Taylor. Her sights are set beyond the horizon of Cape May and Sunshine Bridal.

The oceanfront hometown is part of Pierce’s heart—just like Taylor is. And it breaks at the thought of her leaving. As her closest friend since high school, he supports her desires, even if she must follow them away from Cape May. But when their defenses are down, all it takes is one impulsive, vulnerable night to change all the rules.

From old friends to overnight lovers, they make a new pact: explore a summer fling, no strings attached. But as the nights heat up and their connection grows deeper, hard choices must be faced. As summer nears its end, will Taylor and Pierce fulfill their individual dreams? Or are new dreams just beginning to come true?

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine MathesonEnter to win 1 of 20 Copies of the Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson !

"A heart-pounding roller coaster ride."—Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boy

*A Crime Reads Most Anticipated Book of 2021*

A serial killer and his copycat are locked in a violent game of cat and mouse. Can DI Anjelica Henley stop them before it’s too late?

On the day she returns to active duty with the Serial Crimes Unit, Detective Inspector Anjelica Henley is called to a crime scene. Dismembered body parts from two victims have been found by the river.

The modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer, who has spent the past two years behind bars. When he learns that someone is co-opting his grisly signature—the arrangement of victims’ limbs in puzzle-piece shapes—he decides to take matters into his own hands.

As the body count rises, DI Anjelica Henley is faced with an unspeakable new threat. Can she apprehend the copycat killer before Olivier finds a way to get to him first? Or will she herself become the next victim?

Drawing on her experience as a criminal attorney, debut novelist Nadine Matheson delivers the page-turning crime novel of the year. Taut, vivid and addictively sinister, The Jigsaw Man will leave you breathless until the very last page.

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Women Sleuths Mystery & Detective Fiction, Crime Thriller, African American Mystery & Detective, British Mystery & Detective Fiction

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Land Rites by Andy Maslen

Land Rites by Andy MaslenA country manor. Two murders. Multiple suspects. Can DI Ford solve the case before his own dark past is exposed?

After a dog walker discovers human remains in a badger sett in the idyllic Salisbury countryside, DI Ford is called in to lead the ensuing murder investigation. When a second victim turns up in a nearby pond, Ford is determined to find the connection.

Both victims met their fate near the sprawling Alverchalke Estate, ancestral home of a decorated war hero and his family. One was a dogged eco-activist and vocal critic of Lord Baverstock. The other was a petty criminal and poacher, youngest brother of a notorious local crime family. Certain that there’s more to this case than trespassing, Ford and Dr Hannah Fellowes race to find the hidden link. But when one victim’s family threatens to expose Ford’s own dark secret, the ticking clock becomes a time bomb.

Still consumed by guilt over his part in his wife’s tragic accident and struggling to raise the teenage son he lied to, Ford now finds himself losing control of the investigation. Can he work with Hannah to solve the case while privately fighting off the attempted blackmail? Or have his demons finally caught up with him?

Affirm The Word by J. Marie Jones

Affirm The Word by J. Marie JonesAnxiety, Depression, Marriage, Healing and Love are just a few of the many indexed scripture and affirmation topics included in Affirm The Word, which contains over 700 indexed scriptures, prayers & affirmations and devotional reflections needed to overcome the trials of life. It was created to help believers read and speak LIFE, no matter the circumstance, with faith and intention; for Divine transformation and the supernatural manifestation of God’s promises.

Hideous Exuberance by Stephen C. Bird

Hideous Exuberance by Stephen C. BirdThe predecessor / doppelgänger / kindred spirit of “Catastrophically Consequential”. Incongruous, inappropriate, preposterous; trashy, explicit, poetic, phantasmagorical. Blasphemous, impressionistic, inflammatory; outrageous, unstructured, inane. A highbrow-lowbrow, comic-fantasy-nightmare. A flamboyant, surrealistic, experimental reaction to the random nature of existence. It's the book your parents raised you not to write.

Please refer to the Blog Posting on the Stephen C. Bird Author Profile Page for Quotes from Goodreads Reviews for "Hideous Exuberance".

Movement + Music = Medicine by Jem Spectar

Movement + Music = Medicine by Jem SpectarThere is a looming threat, hovering like the Sword of Damocles. For whom the freaking bell tolls? We are all increasingly at grave risk for neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's - diseases that inflict a staggering toll on the afflicted and their loved ones. Most troubling, current pharmacological interventions are not cures and do not often provide needed relief. This book will inform and empower you to develop a plan of action to help you or your loved one fight against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurological disorders. Informed by relevant research, this book shows that movement or exercise, particularly when combined with music, can have a powerful impact on brain health. The scientific research is also illuminated and amplified by the lived experiences of people whose stories reveal how movement, exercise, and dance therapy are helping them in the struggle against neurological disorders. Movement + Music = Medicine will increase your knowledge about the medicinal impact of rhythmic movement and give you greater confidence to make decisions that may improve your brain health. While movement, exercise, and dance are by no means cures for these cruel neurologic conditions, they may provide sorely needed relief and give you a fighting chance at a better quality of life.Reviews and praise for Movement + Music = Medicine"This well-researched book with intriguing and insightful anecdotes makes a substantial contribution towards understanding how movement, particularly dance, may help slow the course of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The book is especially relevant and timely, given the alarming increase in the two diseases - medical conditions often associated with aging but highly variable between patients. Movement + Music = Medicine is highly recommended for a general audience seeking to learn more about neurological disorders and how lifestyle changes, particularly movement, exercise, and dance, may make a difference." Arthur S. Levine, M.D. Executive Director, University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics, and Neurobiology."Dr. Spectar has created a masterpiece combining the history of dance across culture and time and the evidence to support brain health and combatting neurodegenerative disease... I am convinced, I will now be prescribing dance to my patients, for lasting limberness of the brain and the body."Mylynda B. Massart, M.D., Ph.D., Physician and co-director, Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute."I have never seen a compilation of science and humanities so beautifully intertwined-like a dance in and of itself! ... Through the lens of health and healing, Dr. Jem Spectar masterfully crafts the interrelationship between science and art as supported by a vast collection of empirical data, multicultural applications, and personal narratives that argue for the critical need of dance and movement to sustain a healthy society... Movement + Music = Medicine provides a substantial contribution to the growing field of Medical Humanities within medical schools, graduate studies, residency programs, public health departments, and, of course, dance... [This] book is phenomenal!"Susan Wieczorek, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communications, UPJ."As caregiver for a spouse struggling with late-stage Alzheimer's Disease, reading this enormously resourceful book makes me wonder what life for us might be like today if the book had been available earlier in our journey... Dr. Spectar's book appears to fill a void in therapeutic resources for Alzheimer's Disease patients and caregivers... I highly recommend this book for anyone who suspects a neurological disease may become an issue in their family. It's a must read for newly diagnosed patients with a neurological disease and for family members caring for patients who are advancing through various stages of the diseases." Livy - a caregiver

Songbirds by Christy Lefteri

Songbirds by Christy LefteriEnter for a chance to win a galley of SONGBIRDS by Christy Lefteri!

From the prize-winning author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, SONGBIRDS is a stunning novel about the disappearance of a Sri Lankan nanny and how the most vulnerable people find their voices.

The Thin Place by C.D. Major

The Thin Place by C.D. Major“I devoured this novel in a single sitting. The Thin Place will stay with you long after you turn the final page.” –Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of After the End

She has to know the truth about Overtoun Estate, but there is a reason it has stayed buried for so long.

When journalist Ava Brent decides to investigate the dark mystery of Overtoun Estate—a ‘thin place’, steeped in myth—she has no idea how dangerous this story will be for her.

Overtoun looms over the town, watching, waiting: the locals fearful of the strange building and the secrets it keeps. When Ava starts to ask questions, the warm welcome she first receives turns to a cold shoulder. And before she knows it, Ava is caught in the house’s grasp too.

After she discovers the history of a sick young girl who lived there, she starts to understand the sadness that shrouds it. But when she finds an ominous old message etched into a windowsill, she is forced to wonder—what horrors is the house protecting? And what will it cost her to find out?

With her own first child on the way, Ava knows she should stay away. But even as her life starts to unravel, and she receives chilling threats, the house and the bridge keep pulling her back…

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson“In her astonishingly accomplished first novel, Ash Davidson reminds us that we are never more profoundly shaped by our environment than when we destroy it. Nearly every page left me in awe.” —Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Enter to win one of 45 early copies of Damnation Spring, the incredible debut from Ash Davidson.

School, Disrupted by Emily Greene

School, Disrupted by Emily  GreeneTHIS INSPIRING BOOK will help you revive your child's enthusiasm for learning by reigniting their curiosity, passion, and joy. Emily Greene lays out an uplifting, achievable way for parents, caregivers, and educators to help children thrive during pandemic-era schooling and beyond.

Pandemic-era learning exposed deficiencies in our outdated education system and left our families mentally, emotionally, and academically fatigued. With insightful research, inspiring stories, tips, ideas, activities, and checklists, this book helps lighten the load we feel as the world adjusts to new ways of learning.

Greene inspires action with practical strategies to bring back balance and optimism as we reimagine school through the Seven Wonders of Learning: Unlearning, Free Time, Curiosity, Making, Creativity, Individuality, and Joy. Readers walk away empowered with a new perspective on the future of school and a better way for children to learn.

No matter what type of schooling your family is experiencing, from distance, hybrid, and in-person learning to homeschool, unschool, or a learning pod, this book will help you nurture a lifelong love of learning in your child.