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Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin

Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny HostinEnter for a chance to win an Advance Reader's Edition of SUMMER ON THE BLUFFS by Emmy Award winner, renowned lawyer and journalist, and The View cohost Sunny Hostin! On sale May 4, Hostin makes her literary debut with this dazzling novel about a life-changing summer along the beaches of Martha's Vineyard.

Welcome to Oak Bluffs, the most exclusive black beach community in the country. This picturesque town hugging the sea is a mecca for the crème de la crème of black society.

Thirty years ago, Amelia Vaux Tanner and her husband built a cottage they named Chateau Laveau. For decades, “Ama” played host to American presidents, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons. But her favorite guests have always been her three “goddaughters”.

Growing up, these goddaughters from different backgrounds came together each summer at Chateau Laveau. As adults, the cottage is a place this trio goes to escape, slow down from their hectic lives, and share private time with Ama.

This summer, however, will be different. Ama is moving to the south of France. She has invited her goddaughters to spend one last golden summer together with her. And when fall comes, she is going to give the house to one of them.

Each of the women wants the house desperately. Each is grappling with a secret she fears will hurt her chances. By the end of summer, old ties will fray, new bonds will be created, and these three found sisters will discover they aren’t the only ones with something to hide.

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I'm Waiting for You and Other Stories by Bo-Young Kim

I'm Waiting for You and Other Stories by Bo-Young KimBong Joon-Ho calls Kim Bo-Young's fiction "a breathtaking piece of cinematic art itself."

Enter now for a chance to win 1 of 100 galleys of this utterly unique and powerful work of speculative fiction from one of South Korea's most treasured writers, translated into English for the first time.

Two worlds, four stories, infinite possibilities

**No PO Boxes Please**

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The Recruiter by Alexander Mukte

The Recruiter by Alexander MukteEnter for a chance to win a signed copy of The Recruiter, the first installment of The Rewired Series. This imaginative story moves quickly and features a black male protagonist and diverse characters.

Leslie may be an idealist, but she’s no fool. She trusts her boss, Ori, implicitly. He has vision, principles, and a way with people. When a bomb is detonated at work, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of events. All of a sudden, their lives are on the line, and every choice matters. Is Ori who she thinks he is? Why would anyone want to hurt him? And how do they get out of this mess? Leslie doesn’t have it all figured out, but what becomes clear is that there’s a lot the world doesn’t know about Ori Clayborn.

Jessica is driven to make a difference by uncovering the truth. Investigative reporting is her life. One day she gets a unique assignment that leads her back to her hometown and into Ori’s orbit. What will she find, and what’s her role in this?

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Confessions of a Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth Green

Confessions of a Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth    GreenA heartening and uproariously funny novel of high hopes, bad choices, book love, and one woman’s best—and worst—intentions.

Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia, a cornerstone of culture for a community that, for the past twenty years, has found the quirkiness absolutely charming. When an amicable young indie bookseller invades her block, Fawn is convinced that his cushy couches, impressive selection, coffee bar, and knowledgeable staff are a neighborhood blight. Misguided yet blindly resilient, Fawn readies for battle.

But as she wages her war, Fawn is forced to reflect on a few unavoidable truths: the tribulations of online dating, a strained relationship with her family, and a devoted if not always law-abiding intern—not to mention what to do about a pen pal with whom she hasn’t been entirely honest and the litany of repairs her aging store requires.

Through emails, journal entries, combative online reviews, texts, and tweets, Fawn plans her next move. Now it’s time for her to dig deep and use every trick at her disposal if she’s to reclaim her beloved business—and her life.

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Vera by Carol Edgarian

Vera by Carol EdgarianEnter for a chance to win a sweeping and richly captivating novel about an indomitable heroine coming of age in the aftermath of catastrophe, and her quest for love and reinvention—from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Three Stages of Amazement.

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An Eye for an Eye by Carol Wyer

An Eye for an Eye by Carol WyerA killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.

DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.

But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns. With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police. Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.

As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide. But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?

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Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. BrowneEnter for a chance to win an advance copy of CHLORINE SKY by Mahogany L. Browne.

A novel-in-verse about a young girl coming-of-age and stepping out of the shadow of her former best friend. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Nikki Grimes.

She looks me hard in my eyes
& my knees lock into tree trunks
My eyes don't dance like my heartbeat racing
They stare straight back hot daggers.
I remember things will never be the same.
I remember things.

With gritty and heartbreaking honesty, Mahogany L. Browne delivers a novel-in-verse about broken promises, fast rumors, and when growing up means growing apart from your best friend.

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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Infinite Country by Patricia EngelEnter for a chance to win one of 25 advance copies of Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. Rich with Bogotá urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality for the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed-status family—for whom every triumph is stitched with regret and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred.

At the dawn of the new millennium, Colombia is a country devastated by half a century of violence. When Elena and Maura become parents, they leave Bogotá for the United States, where they attempt to put down roots while constantly having to look over their shoulders. As their family expands, their decision to stay beyond the expiration of their visas plunges the young family into the precariousness of undocumented status. When Mauro is deported, Elena, now tasked with caring for their three small children, makes a difficult choice that will ease her burdens but splinter the family even further.⁣

Internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel, herself the daughter of Colombian immigrants and a dual citizen, gives voice to Mauro and Elena, as well as their children, Karina, Nando, and Talia—each one navigating a divided existence, weighing their allegiance to the past, the future, to one another, and to themselves.

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Driven by Rebecca Zanetti

Driven by Rebecca ZanettiEnter for your chance to win a copy of DRIVEN by Rebecca Zanetti!

**WINNERS PLEASE BE AWARE PRIZING MAY BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19**

Unswerving: Angus Force is determined to hunt down the serial killer he'd once shot dead--or so he thought. But an anonymous source reports that Lassiter is alive. Force hasn't slept since, knowing it's only a matter of time before "the Surgeon" strikes again. And soon, a body is found, bearing Lassiter's same maniacal MO. It's just the beginning of a murderous trail blazing through D.C. and Virginia, right to Force's backyard...

Unstoppable: Nari Zhang is the shrink for the ragtag Deep Ops Unit, though she isn't Force's shrink--which is a very good thing. Because once they're thrown together on the case, their attraction is explosive and irresistible. They'll just have to fight that much harder to keep the heat between them from flaming out of control. But things are about to become far more challenging, and deadly, than they could have imagined...

Unhinged: Once the killer catches a glimpse of Nari, she becomes his new obsession. She is now the focus point--for both Force and Lassiter--in a dangerous dance for survival...

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Revenge of the Water Spirit by Erika R. Reynolds

Revenge of the Water Spirit by Erika R. ReynoldsEnter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies of REVENGE OF THE WATER SPIRIT (Curandera Chronicles Book 1), out now!


Millie moved into her grandmother’s old (and haunted) Victorian house shortly after her parents announced their divorce. That meant she had an entire summer to stay up late and play video games with her favorite person in the world, her Mimi. Millie didn’t understand why Mimi would often leave in the middle of a raid and come back hours later bruised and bloody. Until one fateful night, Mimi came home with a mortal wound and confessed a family secret.

Millie comes from a long line of curanderas and is charged with keeping the balance of the universe. Mimi was supposed to train Millie’s mother, Vida, but she wasn’t interested in honing her gifts. She just assumed she’d train Millie when the time was right. Unfortunately, time for Mimi is short and the people of Sweet Bay have a supernatural predator on their hands. Millie has no choice but to take the reins.

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Enemy Glory by Karen Michalson

Enemy Glory by Karen MichalsonEnter for a chance to win a copy of Book 1 of the Enemy Glory trilogy.

Beauty knows no laws. Neither does justice.

"Then live and be damned.” Llewelyn is a brilliant young evil magician who is dying in extreme agony at the foot of his arch-enemy, the good and lawful King Walworth of Threle. Enemy Glory is Llewelyn’s astonishing deathbed confession, his alarmingly passionate and strangely lyrical account of his heartbreaking decision to embrace evil, told with wry humor and trenchant irony against an epic backdrop of magic, the gods, betrayed friendship, unrequited love, war, and the rise and fall of empires.

What if you had to destroy everything you ever loved or suffer eternal damnation? Enter the dark.

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