A Splendid Ruin by Megan Chance

“This is a spellbinding page-turner of a book.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale.

A mesmerizing novel of dark family secrets and a young woman’s rise and revenge set against the backdrop of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The eve of destruction. After her mother’s death, penniless May Kimble lives a lonely life until an aunt she didn’t know existed summons her to San Francisco. There she’s welcomed into the wealthy Sullivan family and their social circle.

Initially overwhelmed by the opulence of her new life, May soon senses that dark mysteries lurk in the shadows of the Sullivan mansion. Her glamorous cousin often disappears in the night. Her aunt wanders about in a laudanum fog. And a maid keeps hinting that May is in danger. Trapped by betrayal, madness, and murder, May stands to lose everything, including her freedom, at the hands of those she trusts most.

Then, on an early April morning, San Francisco comes tumbling down. Out of the smoldering ruins, May embarks on a harrowing road to reclaim what is hers. This tragic twist of fate, along with the help of an intrepid and charismatic journalist, puts vengeance within May’s reach. But will she take it?

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer.

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Make Your Portraits Magic by Jake Garn

Win one of ELEVEN SIGNED author copies of this BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY book.

This full color paperback is designed to simplify the technical knowledge of the digital camera. Instead of being overwhelmed with technicalities you can focus on growing your passion to create captivating images!

Even though it is designed for the DSLR camera owner in mind, the principles discussed are universal. This book remains approachable to everyone who wants to take better pictures, no matter the camera or genre.

Author and photographer Jake Garn takes you through examples of technique with hundreds of his own whimsical fashion images alongside images created by photographers’ from history.

By the time you are through with the book you will understand more fully the creative potential of your camera, some historical context in the art of photography, and also have the opportunity to shoot your own photo assignment to solidify what you have learned.

Enter to win your free copy and come introduce yourself to me on my author profile! I LOVE meeting new friends, especially photographers and camera owners!

-Jake

Soledad by Howard L. Anderson

Soledad is the story of a young woman searching for her daughter, who was stolen in South America. It is the story of Taylor Reid, a lawyer from El Paso, Texas who agrees to help her, and in doing so uncovers crimes committed twenty years before in the prisons of Argentina. It is the story of sexual violence that continued beyond the military dictatorship that destroyed so many lives in Buenos Aires. It is a story of our time.

Cold Cruel Kiss by Toni Anderson

Enter for the chance to win one of three paperback copies of the upcoming release COLD CRUEL KISS by Toni Anderson.

A top FBI agent has to negotiate the release of the daughter of the US Ambassador before kidnappers sell her to the highest bidder. With rumors of a Russian spy operating in the area, it’s probably not the best time to fall for the ambassador’s timid, plain-Jane assistant, who definitely has something to hide.

Eden by W.A. Schwartz

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of the newest edition of EDEN: A Novel by WA Schwartz! A complex and compelling psychological literary thriller.
Dark secrets and psychological suspense unfold over a half-century in the lives of a deeply troubled yet tightly woven Louisiana family. Set against a background thick and sensuous with Southern beauty and imagery-the live oak and Spanish moss and cypress swamps play roles nearly as big as the characters themselves. The book explores the devastating nature of secrets, a silent conspiracy between generations, and the ultimate power of love to overcome. Told in W.A. Schwartz's elegant, witty prose, EDEN is at once a sweeping family saga, a compelling mystery, and the story of one woman's heart-breaking and yet triumphant personal journey.