Win These Books! May 2017

May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments


We’re giving away six awesome books!

It’s easy to enter to win.

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Defiance by A.L. Sowards

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Eight years after immigrating to the United States, German-born Lukas Ley embodies the American dream: successful athlete, gorgeous girlfriend, loving family. But beneath the surface, eighteen-year-old Lukas is driven by ambition, resolved to avenge the murder of his father at the hands of the Nazi regime.

Unfortunately, a failed physical throws his plans for flight school off course. Unlike his war-hero older brother, Lukas’s purpose is unclear. He can’t fly, and in the eyes of the military, he’s good for only one thing—the front lines.

From the foxholes of war-ravaged Luxembourg to the devastation of an enormous German offensive, Lukas’s journey is fraught with peril. But when he’s taken as a prisoner of war, he realizes life is about to get much worse. In the enemy camp, Lukas is viewed as a German fighting for the wrong side.

Ripped from the innocence of an idealistic youth, he becomes a man beaten by the horrors of war. Now his only hope of survival is to hold tightly to his faith in God and his love of family and home. But even if he manages to make it out alive, can he ever be whole again?

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A.L. Sowards grew up in Moses Lake, Washington, then came to Utah to attend BYU and ended up staying. Now she’s a busy mom with young kids, but she does her best to squeeze writing time in between naptime, stroller rides, and homework sessions. She enjoys reading, writing, learning about history, and eating chocolate, sometimes all at once. Her novels include a Whitney Award winner and several Whitney finalists.

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Headless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather

Headless in Nevermore by Violet MerriweatherPrize Format: eBook

Cassandra Holly is Nevermore’s newest Shadow Witch. Or will be once she completes her training. So of course this is the perfect time for a (mostly) dead person to show up needing help with a few things. Like figuring out who killed him, for starters.

When a person has died seven and a half times already, it’s a given that eventually one of those times is bound to disagree with them. Enter Zimbree—a Franken-head of sorts that is missing both his body and any relevant clues that might lead to the person responsible for his most recent demise. And he wants his body back. Justice would be nice too.

The deeper Cassie gets into the investigation, the more she’s sure Zimbree is hiding something from her. Especially when everything seems intent on thwarting her. Like a band of wraiths that seem oddly connected to her client, and then by the Council of Merlin itself. And that’s before the djinn shows up, her pre-hatched dragon goes rogue, and she discovers that a bit of illicit necromancy might be the least of her problems.

This is book #2. If you haven’t read book #1, Magicless in Nevermore, you may choose that as your prize instead.

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Violet Merriweather grew up on a diet of fables, fiction, and fairy tales. Now that she’s older, she’s discovered a taste for murder, mystery, and magic.

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Hold Me at Twilight by Lucinda Whitney

Hold Me At Twilight by Lucinda WhitneyPrize Format: eBook

When Knox Campbell goes to Portugal for a short business trip, he never planned on losing his documents. Now he’s stranded in Porto, his passport lost, and his credit cards canceled. Unable to return to the US and without a place to stay, Knox turns to the travel agent who suggested the local day attractions for assistance.

Jacinta Romano loves helping her clients set up their dream trips, although she doesn’t usually meet the ones visiting from abroad. But all that changes when a client shows up at the agency while her meddling family are still there. They latch on to him immediately, insisting Jacinta bring him home while he’s stranded. Thankfully, he’s only staying until his new passport arrives and after two weeks of playing hostess, she’ll be glad to send him on his way. Or will she?

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Lucinda WhitneyLucinda Whitney was born and raised in Portugal, where she received a master’s degree from the University of Minho. She lives in northern Utah with her husband and four children. When she’s not reading and writing, she can be found with a pair of knitting needles in winter, or tending her herb garden in the summer. She also works part-time as a substitute teacher.

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Petals by Laurisa White Reyes

Petals by Laurisa White ReyesPrize Format: Print (U.S. only) OR eBook

On Christmas Eve, a horrific car accident leaves Carly Perez without a mom. After a year of surgeries and counseling, Carly’s life is nearly back to normal—except for the monsters—vague, twisted images from the accident that plague her dreams. When her father insists on spending their first Christmas alone in Guatemala with a slew of relatives Carly has never met, she is far from thrilled, but she reluctantly boards the plane anyway. That’s where she first spots the man with the scarred face. She could swear she has seen him before. But when? Where?

In Reu, the Guatemalan town where her father grew up, Carly meets Miguel, her attractive step-cousin, and thinks maybe vacation won’t be a total waste after all. Though she is drawn to him, Carly’s past holds her back—memories that refuse to be forgotten, and a secret about the accident that remains buried in her subconscious. And everywhere she turns, the man with the scarred face is there, driving that unwelcome secret to the surface.

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Laurisa Reyes WhiteLaurisa White Reyes is the former Editor-in-Chief of Middle Shelf Magazine, the Senior Editor of Skyrocket Press, and an adjunct professor of English at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. She has an M.A. & B.A. in English/Creative Writing from California State University at Northridge. She is the author of nine books, including Spark Award winner THE STORYTELLERS, the Celestine Chronicles series, and The Crystal Keepers series.

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Statistically Improbable by Jennifer Peel

Statistically Improbable by Jennifer PeelPrize Format: Print (U.S. only) OR eBook

According to Binary Search’s matchmaking service, Meg and Zander’s odds of ever having a successful relationship are statistically improbable. Meg has run the numbers and knows the probability, but for some reason she can’t quit thinking about her coworker, Zander–the self-proclaimed eternal bachelor.

To make matters more interesting, Zander approaches her with an unusual proposition. He’s in need of a pretend girlfriend. Meg thinks this could be the answer to get him out of her system,and maybe knock the arrogant man down a few notches in the process. But what she doesn’t realize is there is more to this man, something he carefully hides behind his arrogant exterior. And when her feelings begin to be anything but pretend, she knows the odds of getting hurt are more than probable.

Will they let the odds over come them, or will they find that all the reasons they are wrong for each other are exactly what make them a perfect fit?

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Jennifer PeelJennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.

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Unexpected Love A Marriage of Convenience Anthology

Unexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience AnthologyPrize Format: Print (U.S. only) OR eBook

Around the turn of the century, matches were made for all sorts of reasons—whether to keep a family together or simply to make ends meet.

But love has a way of turning up in the most unexpected places!

With four historical romance stories in one, this fun anthology will sweep you from the dance floors of aristocracy to the hearths of country living, leading to love through the most unusual circumstances.

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Heather Chapman grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Austen, and the other staples of female literature and moviedom. These stories inspired Heather to begin writing at an early age. In her spare time, Heather enjoys time spent with family, volleyball, piano, the outdoors, and almost anything creative. Visit Heather at

Mandi Ellsworth is the author of Uneasy Fortunes and contributor to The Gruff Tales and Unexpected Love. Visit Mandi at

Paula Kremser began writing while living in England. She is an avid reader, but decided to write because sometimes stories just didn’t go the way she wanted. She obviously has control issues; just ask her four kids. She hopes to someday win an award for writing, in the meantime, she brags about once winning a bubble gum blowing competition. She continually practices that skill (along with writing) in her new hometown of Sandy, Utah. Visit Paula at

Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. Because she can’t vacation in her favorite historical time periods, she writes about them instead. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, music, and spoiling her dog. Visit Ashtyn at


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