Venus in the Blind Spot by Junji Ito

19 June 2017 | By Junji Ito | Filed in: epic.

Enter for your chance to win one of ten copies of Venus in the Blind Spot, a stunning new collection from the master of horror manga Junji Ito!

This striking collection presents the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito’s career, featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawa’s classic horror story “Human Chair” and fan favorite “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.” With a deluxe presentation—including special color pages, and showcasing illustrations from his acclaimed long-form manga No Longer Human—each chilling tale invites readers to revel in a world of terror.

Holding Out for Christmas by Janet Dailey

19 June 2017 | By Janet Dailey | Filed in: russia.

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Conner Branch still hasn’t stopped thinking about the sultry singer he spotted on stage during last year’s Cowboy Christmas Ball. So imagine his surprise when he discovers the demure kindergarten teacher who comes home for the holidays to Branding Iron, Texas, is the very same woman. And once he’s up close and personal with the mesmerizing Megan, he’s downright determined to keep her by his side for good . . .

If only Conner Branch were simply the star struck cowboy she once believed him to be, Megan wouldn’t have to worry about losing everything to the rugged—and wildly romantic—rancher. With Christmas in the air, it’s a little too easy to imagine spending the holidays, not to mention her whole life, wrapped in Conner’s loving arms. But this songstress has hopes for a big career back in Nashville. And no little holiday romance will ever get in the way of that. So what’s a woman to do when she finds herself facing down a love as bold and exciting as Texas itself?

One Night in Monaco by Blair Babylon

19 June 2017 | By Blair Babylon | Filed in: bande-dessin%C3%A9e.

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Win one of 10 signed copies of ONE NIGHT IN MONACO, the sexy and compelling new romantic suspense by USA Today Bestselling Author Blair Babylon!

One night in Monaco, my best friend, Maxence, disappeared.
I have no idea what Maxence was doing in Monaco that night. Yeah, he loves the Monte Carlo casino—the venue of British spy movies, billionaires, Russian mafia, and roulette.
But too many people in Monaco think he might be a danger to them.
He never should have been there.
Simone was at the casino, too. She's trouble from our past at boarding school. Her husband is a good friend of some of the people who would be happier if Maxence wasn’t around anymore.
They tell me Maxence was here in the casino, and then a few minutes later, he was gone.
Like he dropped off the face of the Earth.
Or like he was dropped off of a cliff or a yacht into the blue Mediterranean Sea, which was just a few feet away from where he was standing.
Arthur and I are here to find Maxence, no matter what it takes.
But we might end up finding his body.

The Brightest Star by Fern Michaels

19 June 2017 | By Fern Michaels | Filed in: interracial-romance.

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Christmas is more than just a celebration for Lauren Montgomery. For generations, it’s been her family’s livelihood. Their Christmas shop, Razzle Dazzle Décor, has seen seasonal fads come and go, but there’s one trend they can’t escape. Online superstores are swallowing their sales, and this Christmas season will need to be their best ever if the store is to stay in business.

To help keep the shop afloat, Lauren also has a sideline, writing biographies for business figures. She’s thrilled when her literary agent contacts her with a new proposal—before learning that the subject will be none other than John Gerald Giompalo. He’s the titan behind Globalgoods.com, the online retailer that has spelled doom for hundreds of small businesses just like Razzle Dazzle Décor. Despite her misgivings, Lauren travels to Seattle to confer with the mogul, and is caught off guard when his son, John Jr., attends the meeting too. Handsome, intelligent, and deeply kind, he’s perfect—apart from the fact that he’s part of the company threatening everything Lauren loves.

As her deadline, and Christmas, draw closer, Lauren knows that there’s more than her family’s shop at stake. Her heart is, too. But there’s no better time than the holidays to make a secret wish on the brightest star you see—and let the season’s magic take hold . . .

The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe

19 June 2017 | By Emily Gray Tedrowe | Filed in: womens.

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"Becky Farwell is one of the most wickedly compelling characters I've read in ages"
—Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers

At the end of the 1990s, with the art market finally recovered from its disastrous collapse, Miss Rebecca Farwell has made a killing in New York City, selling a portion of her extraordinary art collection. Dressed in couture YSL, drinking the finest champagne at trendy Balthazar, Reba, as she’s known, is the picture of a wealthy art collector. To some, the elusive Miss Farwell is a shark with outstanding business acumen. To others, she’s a heartless capitalist whose only interest in art is how much she can make.

But a thousand miles from the Big Apple, in the small town of Pierson, Illinois, Miss Farwell is someone else entirely—a quiet single woman known as Becky who still lives in her family’s farmhouse, wears sensible shoes, and works tirelessly as the town’s treasurer and controller.

What Pierson doesn’t see—and can never discover—is that much of that money is shifted into a separate account that she controls, “borrowed” funds used to finance her art habit.

But as Reba Farwell’s deals get bigger and bigger, Becky Farwell’s debt to Pierson spirals out of control.

Truth and Justice by Fern Michaels

19 June 2017 | By Fern Michaels | Filed in: 15th-century.

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The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right.

When Alexis Thorn and Joe Esposito encounter a young woman sobbing alone in a restaurant, they step into action and offer their comfort and sympathy. They soon learn that the woman's husband was recently killed in action in Afghanistan. Before he reported for duty, they took steps to preserve their chances of having children. But when Bella visits the fertility clinic, she discovers her eggs are no longer there—and the circumstances are beyond suspicious.

Heartbroken at this tale of shattered hopes, Alexis recruits the Sisterhood to investigate. Soon they uncover a con artist on an obsessive mission. Tracking the culprit behind such a cruel scheme won't be easy. But with their combined grit, courage, and determination to overcome any obstacle, the Sisterhood will make sure that this story ends on a note of triumph . . .

The Mountain and The Goat by Siamak Taghaddos

19 June 2017 | By Siamak Taghaddos | Filed in: romanticism.

Win the limited-edition hardcover of The Mountain and The Goat! A wonderfully illustrated modern-day children's fable to plant the seed of resourcefulness and a take-action mentality.

What do you do when a singing goat gives you some bread and water? Follow along as ingenuity turns a small gift into something marvelous. Beautifully illustrated, The Mountain and The Goat starts with a chance encounter with a singing goat that take the reader on a journey of bartering and decision-making and end with afternoon nap.

Written by the founder of multiple companies as well as the founder of National Entrepreneurs Day.

Let's Talk by David Crystal

19 June 2017 | By David Crystal | Filed in: science-fiction.

Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of "Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works" by world-leading linguist David Crystal!

Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete... these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation.

In this new release, David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation.

We tend to think of conversation as something spontaneous, instinctive, habitual. It has been described as an art, as a game, sometimes even as a battle. Whichever metaphor we use, most people are unaware of what the rules are, how they work, and how we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it.

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

19 June 2017 | By Alice Hoffman | Filed in: denmark.

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back.

When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters.

Magic Lessons is a celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.

The Jesus Contact by Linda K. Miller

19 June 2017 | By Linda K. Miller | Filed in: leadership.

Enter for a chance to win one of 12 signed copies of The Jesus Contact by Linda K. Miller.

A true story of one woman's spiritual journey from the Metaphysical to Christ through actual encounters with Jesus.