The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth

05 September 2015 | By Elizabeth Chatsworth | Filed in: Print book.

Enter for a chance to win one of three first edition signed copies of THE BRASS QUEEN by Elizabeth Chatsworth. "Comedy, romance, and adventure light up this delightful steampunk romp set in an alternate Victorian age."

DETAILS:
By day, Constance Haltwhistle is a lady in possession of a fortune, very much in need of a noble husband. By night, she’s the “Brass Queen,” inventor of Victorian England’s finest weapons. With the thoroughly unsuitable and frustrating US spy J.F. Trusdale by her side, she sets out to find both a husband and a stolen invisibility serum to save her estate, and the world, in just three days.

REVIEWS:
"Chatsworth debuts with a fun, frothy blend of fantasy and romance . . . Fans of humorous fantasy and headstrong heroines will be delighted."
--Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing alternate world, filled with sharply amusing dialog and lively characters. VERDICT A delightful gaslamp fantasy that will please readers of Gail Carriger and Kate Locke."
--Library Journal

"With a satisfying bite, this steampunk venture includes an insightful twist on the British Empire, making frequent nods to Queen Victoria’s bloodthirstiness and the era’s inequitable treatment of women. Best of all, Constance stays center stage: a feisty, lovable heroine who is capable of rescuing herself, thank you very much.”
--Foreword Reviews

“Rollicking fun and sharp as a brass tack, this book is everything steampunk should be.”
--Cat Rambo, Nebula Award winner

The Songbook of Benny Lament by Amy Harmon

14 July 2016 | By Amy Harmon | Filed in: Kindle book.

From the bestselling author of What the Wind Knows and From Sand and Ash comes a powerful love story about a musical duo who put everything on the line to be together.

New York, 1960: For Benny Lament, music is his entire life. With his father’s deep ties to the mob, the Bronx piano man has learned that love and family can get you in trouble. So he keeps to himself, writing songs for other musicians, avoiding the spotlight…until the night his father brings him to see Esther Mine sing.

Esther is a petite powerhouse with a gorgeous voice. And when Benny writes a hit song and performs it with her, their collaboration thrusts the duo onto the national stage…and stirs up old issues and new scrutiny that the mob—and Benny—would rather avoid.

It would be easier to walk away. But the music and the woman are too hard for the piano man to resist. Benny’s songs and Esther’s vocals are an explosive combination, a sound that fans can’t get enough of. But though America might love the music they make together, some people aren’t ready for Benny Lament and Esther Mine on—or off—the stage.

A Million Things To Ask A Neuroscientist by Mike Tranter

14 March 2015 | By Mike Tranter | Filed in: Print book.

Enter for your chance to win 1 of 20 signed First Edition copies of the most exciting and humorous books explaining how the brain works.

Just how much do we really understand about the pink mushy thing in our head?

A Million Things To Ask A Neuroscientist: the brain made easy - answers some of the most asked questions about the brain, making the science fun and accessible to everyone.

Inside, you will journey through some of the most interesting and strange things that our brain does every single day.

Have you always wanted to know just what a memory actually is, or why we dream? What is our consciousness? Why do some people seem to ‘click’ with others? And can our brain really multi-task? Does a genius have a different brain?

Together, we will explore some of the strange and mysterious things that our brain does, like how staring at your own reflection can turn your face into a dog, or how you can be blind, but still see.

It also guides you through some of the most cutting-edge research that is happening today and how it is going to change the future of the human race.

In the final chapter, some of the most promising women in science share their insights about the challenges they have faced, and their defining achievements, as they share their perspective of what makes them stand out as scientists.

The Devil Wears Black by L.J. Shen

09 December 2016 | By L.J. Shen | Filed in: Kindle book.

From USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a second-chance romance about love, loss, finding yourself, and getting lost in the right person.

Maddie Goldbloom stitched up a plan to ensure everything in her life was perfect—from a career in fashion to a chic NYC apartment to a pediatrician boyfriend.

When her ex, Chase Black, storms back into her life with an outrageous request, her immediate reaction is to refuse him. But he only wants to fulfill his father’s last wish. So even though he’s the man who broke her heart, playing his fiancée shouldn’t be hard, especially if it means she gets to watch the arrogant devil squirm a bit.

What ensues is a chain of events that detonates Maddie’s life—and when Chase’s walls come down, they both are forced to face reality.

They say keep your enemies close. But what if your enemy is also the man you love?

Vows of Gold and Laughter by Edith Pawlicki

10 March 2015 | By Edith Pawlicki | Filed in: Kindle book.

Enter to win an advance Kindle edition of VOWS OF GOLD AND LAUGHTER, an Asian-inspired high fantasy!

High in the Heavens, an immortal court celebrates the betrothal of Jin, Goddess of Beauty, and Xiao, God of Pleasure. But as soon as the vows are made, the Sun Emperor collapses from a death curse.

Raised away from the Sun Court after her mother's murder, Jin is called a useless goddess, but she is now the emperor's only hope. The curse's cure is locked in the Underworld, and even though the court dismisses him as a hopeless alcoholic, Xiao vows to help his betrothed find the lost key.

They hire a thief who is more interested in stealing the groom than recovering the key, and begin their search at the legendary grave of the Great Warrior - only it turns out he never died. Tens of millennia old, he is a master of everything but his own heart.

Their journey takes them from the icy peaks of the White Mountain and the lush banks of the Kuanbai River to the palace of the Sea Dragon and the halls of the Moon Deer, through court intrigue and bloody battles, power struggles and magical traps. The Heavens, Earth, and the Underworld will forever celebrate their triumphs - and mourn their mistakes.

The Agitators by Dorothy Wickenden

02 December 2014 | By Dorothy Wickenden | Filed in: Print book.

Meet Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, and Frances Seward--three legendary women who worked together in the fight for women's rights and abolition. Enter to win one of 50 copies--we couldn't think of a better way to ring in Women's History Month.

The Agitators reminds us how, even in the darkest of times, there is light. And when a few fierce women join forces against that darkness, they can win."
—Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

07 March 2015 | By Andy Weir | Filed in: Print book.

ENTER TO WIN A GALLEY OF PROJECT HAIL MARY BY ANDY WEIR!

A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission--and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that's been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it's up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.

Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian--while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.