The Quake Cities by Mark Wheaton

The Quake Cities by Mark Wheaton***ENTER TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER***

From the author of EMILY ETERNAL (“Top 5 Sci-Fi Books of 2019” – Financial Times) comes a new, fast-paced sci-fi adventure that will have readers on the edge of their seats…

Alice wakes up in the Los Angeles Quake Zone in 2025 having no idea how she got there. As her memories slowly return, she finds herself being hunted by several armed groups intent on capturing her alive.

At the same time, Este, a survivor of the quakes that destroyed Los Angeles, makes a living as a pathfinder for salvage teams in the city. Este rescues Alice from her pursuers and learns there is something not quite right about her – Alice is convinced it is 2003.

Aided by Este’s occasional boyfriend Wilfredo and her dog Casey, Este and Alice try to evade those chasing Alice and discover why they value her so highly, all while trying to reunite her with her family as the earthquakes around the world grow worse.

Called a “convincing apocalyptic scenario” by Publishers Weekly, THE QUAKE CITIES arrives in hardcover and audiobook (from Recorded Books and performed by Alyssa Bresnahan) on March 2, 2021.

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Little and Often by Trent Preszler

Little and Often by Trent PreszlerEnter for your chance to win an Advance Reader's Edition of LITTLE AND OFTEN by Trent Preszler!

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“An impressive memoir…I thought (with relish) that I was getting a book about wood and tools, but the canoe built herein is merely the vessel carrying the buoyant narrative about a father and son, a mother and sister, love, hard work, wine, boats and a dog. I may have grown misty at one point.” —Nick Offerman, actor, comedian, and New York Times bestselling author

Trent Preszler thought he was living his best life in a seaside Long Island home and working as the C.E.O. of a winery. After 14 years of silence, his estranged father called to say his cancer had worsened and he made an unusual request: would he return to South Dakota for Thanksgiving? Though Trent was uncertain, he went. It would be the last time he saw his father alive. In the months that followed, Trent tried not to let his father’s death affect him, but the anger and disappointment, unresolved issues and things left unsaid overwhelmed him.

His father had left Trent only one item: a toolbox, an inheritance that befuddled him. He wasn’t the kind of man who worked with his hands, ever. But maybe that was the point. And with that came an epiphany: he would build something.

That something would be a wooden canoe, and he would complete it by the anniversary of his father’s death. Little and Often captures the struggles and triumphs of one man’s unpredictable journey of self-discovery and healing.

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The Princess Electric by Derek Silver

The Princess Electric by Derek SilverHi folks! Enter to win 1 of 100 Advance Reader Copies (ARC) of THE PRINCESS ELECTRIC, the debut YA urban fantasy by Derek Silver.

How do you help your sister remember when all you want to do is forget?

Violet wants nothing more than to forget how she put her sister in the hospital. When she discovers that her sister’s amnesia is caused by otherworldly creatures stealing memories, Violet is propelled into Dementia, an alternate world of lost moments and forgotten dreams.

It is there that Violet meets the Rememberists, a rag-tag crew of memory freedom fighters led by Declan and Cheshire, brothers who try to recruit Violet into their cause. Yet their shadowy demeanors make Violet question their motivations, even when she discovers that they can help her sister. But if Violet doesn’t start trusting someone soon, she’ll never be able to save her sister’s memories—or herself.

THE PRINCESS ELECTRIC is the first book in The Rememberist Saga, a young adult urban fantasy series set in an alternate world of lost memories, where the most precious commodity is the ability to remember, and the pain of forgetting is a tortured silence that lasts forever.

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This Is the Fire by Don Lemon

This Is the Fire by Don LemonEnter for your chance to win one of 50 advance reading copies!

Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?

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Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher

Faye, Faraway by Helen   Fisher*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

A heartfelt, spellbinding, and irresistible debut novel for fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Outlander that movingly examines loss, faith, and love as it follows a grown woman who travels back in time to be reunited with the mother she lost when she was a child.

"[An] enchanting debut… Fisher’s achingly authentic characters leap off the page and capture readers’ hearts. This addictive, emotionally heavy page-turner marks a delightful spin on the time travel genre.”—Publishers Weekly

"A lovely, deeply moving story of loss and love and memory made real. The sort of book that makes you feel the tenderness of joy restored, and the tearing pain of a choice between the two halves of your heart."—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

"Charming and powerful, FAYE, FARAWAY captures the longing we all share to see once again those we have lost and to transcend time and space to answer the questions we wish we’d asked. The dual speed of time, the need to choose between past and present, and the importance of lightening the burden for those we encounter are explored with good humor, an acute sense of nostalgia, and compassion. An uplifting and healing read."—Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop

"Readers interested in pondering the basis of faith will find much to contemplate in this story."—Kirkus Reviews

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The Umbrella Lady by V.C. Andrews

The Umbrella Lady by V.C. Andrews*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

A young girl who has lost her father finds herself at the mercy of a mysterious woman who is not quite what she seems in this atmospheric and unputdownable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC series turned into popular Lifetime movies.

Left on a train platform in an unfamiliar village, little Saffron Faith Anders is certain her father will return shortly, just like he promised. She holds out hope even as the hours pass and the station grows dark. When a strange old woman with a large umbrella approaches and inquiries about her situation, Saffron doesn’t immediately trust the imposing do-gooder, but with the chances of her father returning growing ever slimmer, she agrees to rest at the old woman’s house.

Her stay was supposed to be for a few minutes, hours at most, but soon, Saffron soon realizes she has been confined to a house of dark secrets and is now at the mercy of the enigmatic Umbrella Lady. One minute grandmotherly and the next wickedly cruel, she shears Saffron’s hair, burns all the clothes she had in her suitcase, and pretends that the photo of a young girl hanging on her bedroom wall is no one in particular. When strange letters arrive from Saffron’s father, claiming that he will send for her shortly, hope returns to her young heart. But Saffron soon discovers that those who claim to love you will often hurt you the most....

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A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy ReichsEnter for a chance to win one of 25 copies of Kathy Reichs's A Conspiracy of Bones, out in paperback February 2. Get caught up with Temperance "Bones" Brennan before her 20th forensic adventure in The Bone Code, coming up July 6.

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