Win These Books! August 2019

August 2, 2019 | 4 Comments


We’re giving away six awesome books!

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Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King

Before the Broken Star by Emily R. KingPrize Format: Print (U.S. only)

Content Rating: Moderate

Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.

Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.

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Emily R. KingEmily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

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A Heart’s Design by Natalee Cooper

A Heart's Design by Natalee CooperPrize Format: Print (U.S. only) OR eBook

Content Rating: Mild

Moving away from her late father’s residential designs to commercial means taking scary leaps for architect Madison Blakeley. The first is getting her name noticed in the competitive design world by winning a coveted contract with the brilliant real estate mogul, Jase Cutter. Only, fate has other plans, and Madison soon finds herself designing a private home on the bachelor’s ranch instead. But with one exception—the project needs to remain a secret.

It’s been eleven years since Jase Cutter ran from the ashes of his past, but the arrival of a single letter from an old family friend means returning to the place that broke him all those years ago. The idea of going home haunts him until he meets Madison, whose designs, inspiration, and kindness make him think that maybe he’s finally strong enough to not only return but rebuild.

Yet, one leaked story leaves both facing a firestorm of doubt, and Jase and Madison must decide whether to retreat or draft a new beginning—together.

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Natalee CooperNatalee Cooper writes sweet contemporary romance with a lot of heart and all the swoony kisses! She suffers book hangovers more than is healthy, loves chocolate-covered cinnamon bears, Mexican hot chocolate, and snuggling on the couch with her family. Natalee lives in Utah with her husband and three children.

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Offender by Michael Brooks

Offender by Michael BrooksPrize Format: Print (U.S. only)

Content Rating: Adult (for violence)

I’m a true citizen. She’s a defector. To love her is a crime. It’s a law I’m willing to break.

In a distant future, all criminals of violent crimes are sentenced to life in the Arena where they must battle against both man and beast in a fight to the death.

When sixteen-year-old Calvin Sawyer is wrongly convicted of his father’s murder, his charmed life as the son of a senator is changed forever. He’s stripped of his rights, his humanity, even his name. Now as the property of the Arena, offender CS4521 must learn to fight in the colosseum. It’s kill or be killed.

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Mikey BrooksMichael Brooks has published eight middle-grade books and several more picture books, under the pen name Mikey Brooks. OFFENDER is his first Young Adult novel. When he’s not saving the world from evil villains or changing diapers, Mikey Brooks is writing, illustrating, or daydreaming. He lives in Utah with his beautiful wife, their five adorable kiddos, five crazy chickens, too many fish to count, and one or two invisible dragons.

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A Princess and Her Billionaire Scoundrel at Sea by Stephanie Fowers

Prize Format: eBook

Content Rating: Mild+

Paris James is a high-seas playboy, throwing lavish parties on his yacht to entertain clients. He’s as free as a pirate… until he wins the royal Tyndarian bracelet in a game of chance—and with that bracelet, comes a very special girl.

Laney Moon is a first grade teacher who lives a fairly normal life—until her cousin loses her heirloom bracelet in a rigged poker game. The grandmother who raised her will lose her house if Laney can’t get it back. Desperate, Laney stows aboard Paris’s yacht, determined to take what’s hers from the scoundrel, and she is shocked to find a gentleman with stormy blue eyes and a mischievous grin.

Paris is in way over his head–he’d gladly return the bracelet if black market assassins weren’t after it, but now he must act like the uncaring pirate to keep her safe.

As his feelings for Laney build, so do the threats against her. Paris must decide between rescuing Laney from her past or making her a part of his future. Because, princess or not, Laney Moon has already sailed away with his heart.

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Stephanie Fowers loves bringing stories to life, and depending on her latest madcap ideas will do it through written word, song, and/ or film. She absolutely adores Bollywood and bonnet movies; i.e. Jane Austen and other classic remakes. Presently, she lives in Salt Lake where she’s living the life of the starving artist.

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The Redgrave Murders by A. L. Sowards

The Redgrave Murders by A.L. SowardsPrize Format: Print (U.S. only) OR eBook

Content Rating: Moderate

When her father is murdered, Evie must prove her boyfriend innocent and find the real criminal before he kills again.

Loss is inevitable, as Evie Hampton knows all too well. But despite losing her mother to cancer and her older brother to a war, she knows she’s one of the lucky ones. After all, she still has her father, a distinguished professor of medieval history. And she has Gary Redhawk, the man she loves despite the emotional scars he carries from the Second World War–and despite her father’s opposition to their relationship.

When Evie’s car suddenly careens off the road, she chalks it up to poor maintenance or sheer bad luck making another appearance in her life. Little does she know a host of hardships is just beginning–the car was her father’s, and the brake lines were deliberately cut. Someone wants them dead–but why? All fingers point to Gary, a man with a troubled past and no solid alibi, but Evie is unwilling to believe he’s involved. Determined to uncover the truth, she begins to piece together a startling picture of deception and vice. But as she closes in on the truth, it is clear that someone is determined to silence her–and the next attempt on her life may be a deadly success.

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A. L. Sowards is a busy mom with three children and a head full of story ideas. She enjoys reading, writing, learning about history, and eating chocolate, sometimes all at once. As an author, she is known for heart-pounding action, memorable characters, careful historical research, clean romance, and family-friendly language. Her novels include a Whitney Award winner and several Whitney finalists.

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A Week in Brighton by Jennifer Moore, Annette Lyon, and Donna Hatch

Prize Format: eBook

Content Rating: Mild

Every woman dreams of love, but is a week in Brighton long enough to find happily ever after?

After years of planning, Arthur Grande’s vision for a luxury hotel in Brighton is finally becoming a reality. But unlike the rest of the town, Daphne Dayley isn’t taken in by the newcomer’s cheerful smile or generous nature. She sees only a wealthy opportunist threatening to close her parents’ bakery. With the lease expiring in one week, the two clash in a battle of wills and wits. But they both come to discover that ambitions which had once seemed so clear may evolve when hearts are softened.

SIGNS OF LOVE by Annette Lyon
When the Hughes family vacations in Brighton, Julia goes exploring for fossils along the Undercliff path—a hobby she’s developed thanks to her curiosity in science. Instead of finding fossils, she stumbles upon Silas Hayward, a handsome wine smuggler, and one of his crew. She slips away undetected but is intrigued by Hayward and drawn to him later at a ball held at the Royal Pavilion. Her long-time friend Andrew is in love with Julia and declares his heart to her at the ball. She’s stunned and doesn’t know how to answer, but right then, Mr. Hayward conveniently takes her away to the dance floor. The distraction is brief, however; Julia quickly learns that the Hayward is far more than a harmless wine smuggler: he’s a traitor to the nation. If she can’t stop his plot with Andrew’s help, the country will fall to Napoleon.

Angry and grieving over his brother’s sudden death, Rowan turns his attention to finding his late brother’s long-lost love so he can personally inform her of the tragedy. One problem: he only has a lock of her hair, a miniature painting of her eye, and the name “Ann” as clues to her identity. With far-reaching dreams of being a renowned artist, Isabella has one shot at becoming one of the few women to be accepted as a student under a local art master. But when she encounters a mysterious gentleman searching for his late brother’s love, her heart tugs on her to help the lost soul. Helping him may mean sacrificing her dreams, and worse—falling in love with a man she cannot have.

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Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was aboard a British frigate during the age of sail. She writes Regency, Historical, and Contemporary Romance. . Visit Jennifer at

Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award-winning author and a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State medal for fiction. She has received many publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill for PAIGE, one of her books in the co-written Newport Ladies Book Club series. She is the author of over a dozen novels, at least as many novellas, a cookbook, a grammar guide, plus some 120 hundred articles . Visit Annette at

Donna Hatch is a hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart. She is a multi-award winner, a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles multiple volunteer positions as well as her six children. Donna and her family live in the Pacific Northwest where she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after. . Visit Donna at

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4 responses to “Win These Books! August 2019

  1. Karen

    I’m listening to the Redgrave murders now! I just finished a different book of Stephanie Fowers (Robin and Marian).

  2. Connie Fischer

    I would be delighted to be allowed to read and review A WEEK IN BRIGHTON. Some of my favorite authors and the plot sounds wonderful.

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