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When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

When the Apricots Bloom by Gina WilkinsonEnter for your chance to win a copy of WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM by Gina Wilkinson!


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At night, in Huda's fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad, rustling the leaves of her apricot trees and carrying warning of visitors at her gate. Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, lives in fear of the mukh.

Abarat--the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador's wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenage son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own.

Huda's former friend, Rania, enjoy.

When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson Abarat--the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador's wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenage son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own.

Huda's former friend, Rania, enjoy.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden.

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“Rebecca Roanhorse… [is one] of the Indigenous novelists reshaping North American science fiction, horror and fantasy — genres in which Native writers have long been overlooked.” – The New York Times

"Engrossing and vibrant. BLACK SUN left me with my jaw on the floor."—Tochi Oneybuchi, author of RIOT BABY.

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Black Sun by Rebecca RoanhorseMagic.

“Rebecca Roanhorse… [is one] of the Indigenous novelists reshaping North American science fiction, horror and fantasy — genres in which Native writers have long been overlooked.” – The New York Times

"Engrossing and vibrant. BLACK SUN left me with my jaw on the floor."—Tochi Oneybuchi, author of RIOT BABY.

"Thi.

Notorious by Minerva Spencer

Scoundrel, only to be rescued by Gabriel himself. And when Gabriel's heartless--and heart-pounding--proposal comes, it's enough to make Dru's formidable resolve crumble...

...is a smitten husband.

She's sharp-tongued, exasperating--and due to one careless moment--about to become his wife. Still, something about Drusilla has Gabriel intrigued. First there's the delicious flush of her skin every time she deliv.

Notorious by Minerva SpencerScoundrel, only to be rescued by Gabriel himself. And when Gabriel's heartless--and heart-pounding--proposal comes, it's enough to make Dru's formidable resolve crumble...

...is a smitten husband.

She's sharp-tongued, exasperating--and due to one careless moment--about to become his wife. Still, something about Drusilla has Gabriel intrigued. First there's the delicious flush of her skin every time she deliv.

Notorious by Minerva SpencerEnter for your chance to win a copy of NOTORIOUS by Minerva Spencer!

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Drusilla Clare is full of opinions about why a woman shouldn't marry. But that doesn't stop the rush of desire she feels each time her best friend's brother, notorious rake Gabriel Marlington, crosses her path. So imagine her dismay when she finds herself in the clutches of a.

Far From Destined by Carrie Ann Ryan

Far From Destined by Carrie Ann RyanEnter for a chance to win a signed copy of FAR FROM DESTINED, a blind date enemies to lovers romance.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan continues her sexy new contemporary stand-alone series with a broken heart and the shattered soul that can heal them both.

Macon Brady remembers every.

Moment he lay on the ground, a bullet in his chest, his life bleeding out with each pulse. Yet his nightmares aren’t the only thing keeping him up at night.

Dakota Bristol left her ex with nothing but the clothes on her back and her child in her arms. She’s been hurt before and wants nothing to do with the shadows in Mac.

Far From Destined by Carrie Ann Ryan Moment he lay on the ground, a bullet in his chest, his life bleeding out with each pulse. Yet his nightmares aren’t the only thing keeping him up at night.

Dakota Bristol left her ex with nothing but the clothes on her back and her child in her arms. She’s been hurt before and wants nothing to do with the shadows in Mac.

In the Deep by Loreth Anne White

In the Deep by Loreth Anne WhiteI hope you don’t find him. And if you do, I hope he’s dead and that he suffered…

Real-estate mogul Martin Cresswell-Smith is the best thing that has ever happened to Ellie. After her daughter’s devastating death, a divorce, and an emotional breakdown, he’s helped her move as far as possible from the grief, the rage, and the monsters of her past. Ellie imag.

Ines her new home with Martin in an Australian coastal town will be like living a fairy tale. But behind closed doors is another story—one that ends in Martin’s brutal murder. And Ellie seems almost relieved…

Naturally, everyone thinks Mrs. Cresswell-Smith is guilty.

Senior Constable Lozza Bianchi has reasonable doubt. She sees evidence of a twisted.

In the Deep by Loreth Anne WhiteInes her new home with Martin in an Australian coastal town will be like living a fairy tale. But behind closed doors is another story—one that ends in Martin’s brutal murder. And Ellie seems almost relieved…

Naturally, everyone thinks Mrs. Cresswell-Smith is guilty.

Senior Constable Lozza Bianchi has reasonable doubt. She sees evidence of a twisted.

The Pearl by Tiffany Reisz

The Pearl by Tiffany ReiszS his younger brother is up to his bollocks in debt to Regan Ferry, owner of The Pearl Hotel, he agrees to work off the tab…in her bed.

Soon the handsome but troubled Arthur discovers he’s a pawn in an er.

S his younger brother is up to his bollocks in debt to Regan Ferry, owner of The Pearl Hotel, he agrees to work off the tab…in her bed.

Soon the handsome but troubled Arthur discovers he’s a pawn in an er.

The Pearl by Tiffany Reisz

The Pearl by Tiffany Reisz"Deliciously dirty." -- Publishers Weekly

Win a SIGNED advance copy of the latest standalone erotic romance in Tiffany Reisz's USA Today bestselling Godwicks series.

When Lord Arthur Godwick learn.

Loss Lake by Amber Cowie

Loss Lake by Amber CowieA new town, a new life, and a new home—with an absolutely chilling lakefront view.

Two months a widow, Mallory Dent has made the impulsive decision to pack up and move on. In remote McNamara, nestled in the northern mountains, she can escape her grief, guilt, and pain. But the day Mallory arrives, death follows her, lapping just outside her door..

A woman’s body is found floating in Loss Lake—and it’s not the first death on these shores. Locals talk about a monster in the depths with an almost disturbing reverence.

Sergeant Joel Benson understands Mallory’s unease. Years ago, his own brother was killed in the home Mallory now owns. But that was just a tragic accident. Wasn’t it? The.

Loss Lake by Amber CowieA woman’s body is found floating in Loss Lake—and it’s not the first death on these shores. Locals talk about a monster in the depths with an almost disturbing reverence.

Sergeant Joel Benson understands Mallory’s unease. Years ago, his own brother was killed in the home Mallory now owns. But that was just a tragic accident. Wasn’t it? The.

Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen Ong

Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen OngD through the eyes of a small cast of characters in a big world, the story transcends the boundaries of race and culture, and reveals the sacrifice, and the hurt, of the struggle for life and liberty.

Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen Ong

Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen OngEnter for a chance to get one of 20 giveaways of the newest book Daughter of Palestine by Yong Jen Ong, a must-read this season!

Daughter of Palestine shows how values make, or break, a romance. Tol.

D through the eyes of a small cast of characters in a big world, the story transcends the boundaries of race and culture, and reveals the sacrifice, and the hurt, of the struggle for life and liberty.

Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

Spellbreaker by Charlie N. HolmbergThe Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood.

Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She’ll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn’t turn her in. Working together, Elsie’s trust in—and fond.

Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

Spellbreaker by Charlie N. HolmbergA world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in an all-new fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician.

The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as.

The Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood.

Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She’ll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn’t turn her in. Working together, Elsie’s trust in—and fond.

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

Ruth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives in this brilliant and compelling novel from.

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia HashimiPlease note no PO Boxes will be accepted.

An Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the t.

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia HashimiRuth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives in this brilliant and compelling novel from.

Wrong Person Investigations by Nick Sconce

Wrong Person Investigations by Nick SconceEnter for a chance to win 25 first edition copies of Wrong Person Investigations by Nick Sconce.

A smut-peddling blackmailer must solve a mass killing in his hometown.

Ben Spencer, the Living Ghost of Gracefield, has a lucrative business protecting clients from their immorality and infidelity. After a massacre leaves his town without city government or law enforcement, he must solve the case quickly or watch his birthplace spiral into the.

Abyss. Can he really choose between justice and vengeance? Will his porous soul be purified or torn asunder and cast out?

As I climbed into the truck for what I prayed was the last time, I realized our tour had been a near perfect loop through the aorta of the Heartland: the edges of the Southeast starting with the Arkansas spur, crossing the Mason-Dixon into Bleeding Kansas and dipping into the western reaches of the Midwest before heading back t.

Wrong Person Investigations by Nick SconceAbyss. Can he really choose between justice and vengeance? Will his porous soul be purified or torn asunder and cast out?

As I climbed into the truck for what I prayed was the last time, I realized our tour had been a near perfect loop through the aorta of the Heartland: the edges of the Southeast starting with the Arkansas spur, crossing the Mason-Dixon into Bleeding Kansas and dipping into the western reaches of the Midwest before heading back t.

Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson

Love Is a Revolution by Renée WatsonEnter to win one of 5 ARCs of LOVE IS A REVOLUTION! From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renée Watson comes a new YA--a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.

When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye.

Brown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery. In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more of themselves, some of those lies get harder to keep up. As Nala falls deeper into.

Love Is a Revolution by Renée WatsonBrown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery. In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more of themselves, some of those lies get harder to keep up. As Nala falls deeper into.

From These Broken Streets by Roland Merullo

S discovered, forced labor or swift execution. Lucia Pastone, secretary for the Italian Fascist government, is risking her own life in secret defiance of orders. And Lucia’s father, Aldo, is a black marketeer who draws Giuseppe and Lucia into the underworld—for their protection and to help plant the seeds of resistance. Their fates are soon intertwined with those of Aldo’s devoted lo.

From These Broken Streets by Roland Merullo

From These Broken Streets by Roland MerulloRoland Merullo, bestselling author of Once Night Falls, returns with a galvanizing historical novel of Nazi-occupied Naples and the rage and resistance of a people under siege.

Italy, 1943. The Nazi occupation has cemented its grip on the devastated city of Naples.

Giuseppe DiPietra, a curator in the National Archives, has a subversive plan to aid the Allies. If he’.

From These Broken Streets by Roland MerulloS discovered, forced labor or swift execution. Lucia Pastone, secretary for the Italian Fascist government, is risking her own life in secret defiance of orders. And Lucia’s father, Aldo, is a black marketeer who draws Giuseppe and Lucia into the underworld—for their protection and to help plant the seeds of resistance. Their fates are soon intertwined with those of Aldo’s devoted lo.

All Those Tears We Can’t See by Gita Audhya

All Those Tears We Can’t See by Gita AudhyaIfice she did achieve everything she wanted. America provided the opportunity for her. Here is the story,

*It was difficult and traumatic for young Samantha to leave everything behind and start a new life in the U.S., where the language, culture, traditions, morals, beliefs, and everyday way of life are totally foreign while retaining her own culture and beliefs.

As an adult Samantha (or Shimonti as she was known as a c.

Ifice she did achieve everything she wanted. America provided the opportunity for her. Here is the story,

*It was difficult and traumatic for young Samantha to leave everything behind and start a new life in the U.S., where the language, culture, traditions, morals, beliefs, and everyday way of life are totally foreign while retaining her own culture and beliefs.

As an adult Samantha (or Shimonti as she was known as a c.

All Those Tears We Can’t See by Gita Audhya

All Those Tears We Can’t See by Gita AudhyaHelp me.
It is a story of India and United States. My book "All Those Tears We Can't See" addresses the challenges immigrants face in this era due to lack of money and cultural difference, but later achieve the "American dream" which is America's achievements as well.

*The new novel follows an Indian woman who migrated from India to America and finds difficulties to adjust to American culture. After lots of hard work and sacr.

The Last Correspondent by Soraya M. Lane

Together with her best friend and partner, Andy, she is determined to cover the events unfolding in Normandy. And to discover the whereabouts of Andy’s flighty sister, Vogue model Chloe, who has followed a lover into the French Resistance.

When trailblazing efforts turn to tragedy, Danni, Ella and Chloe are drawn together, and soon form a formidable.

The Last Correspondent by Soraya M. LaneTogether with her best friend and partner, Andy, she is determined to cover the events unfolding in Normandy. And to discover the whereabouts of Andy’s flighty sister, Vogue model Chloe, who has followed a lover into the French Resistance.

When trailblazing efforts turn to tragedy, Danni, Ella and Chloe are drawn together, and soon form a formidable.

The Last Correspondent by Soraya M. LaneWhen journalist Ella Franks is unmasked as a woman writing under a male pseudonym, she loses her job. But having risked everything to write, she refuses to be silenced and leaps at the chance to become a correspondent in war-torn France.

Already entrenched in the thoroughly male arena of war reporting is feisty American photojournalist Danni Bradford..