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Win a Copy of “Girls in Trucks” by Katie Crouch

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Would you like to win a copy of “Girls in Trucks” by Katie Crouch?  Here is some info about the book:

Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.

But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.

When some unexpected bumps in the road–an unplanned birth, a family death–lead Sarah back home, she’s forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, “Once a Camellia, always a Camellia,” may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.

I will be giving away 5 copies of this book. Unfortunately winners are limited to the US and Canada…sorry about that. I will be drawing the winners on April 30 so make sure to leave a comment. Please remember to have a valid email address so I know where to contact you and thanks!

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Win a Copy of “The Turnaround” by George Pelecanos

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Would you like to win a copy of “The Turnaround” by George Pelecanos?  Here is some info about the book:

On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever.

Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.

THE TURNAROUND takes us on a journey from the rock-and-soul streets of the ’70s to the changing neighborhoods of D.C. today, from the diners and auto garages of the city to the inside of Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, where wounded men and women have returned to the world in a time of war. A novel of fathers and sons, wives and husbands, loss, victory and violent redemption,

THE TURNAROUND is another compelling, highly charged novel from George Pelecanos, “the best crime novelist in America.” -Oregonian

I will be giving away 5 copies of this book. Unfortunately winners are limited to the US and Canada…sorry about that. I will be drawing the winners on April 30 so make sure to leave a comment. Please remember to have a valid email address so I know where to contact you and thanks!
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Win a Copy of “One Deadly Sin” by Annie Solomon

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Would you like to win a copy of “One Deadly Sin” by Annie Solomon?  Here is some info about the book:

COMING HOME IS MURDER…

Revenge. Edie Swann has hungered for it since she fled her hometown as a little girl. Now she’s returned, ready for payback. Armed with a list of names, she leaves each one a chilling sign that they have blood on their hands. Her father’s blood. What happens next turns her own blood cold: one by one, the men she’s targeted start dying.

Sheriff Holt Drennen knows Edie is hiding something. She has a haunted look in her eyes and a defiant spirit, yet he can’t believe she’s a murderer. As the body count rises and all evidence points to Edie, Holt is torn between the town he’s sworn to protect and the woman he’s come to desire. But nothing is what it seems. Long buried secrets begin to surface, and a killer won’t be satisfied until the sins of the past are paid in full–this time with Edie’s blood.

I will be giving away 5 copies of this book. Unfortunately winners are limited to the US and Canada…sorry about that. I will be drawing the winners on May 3 so make sure to leave a comment. Please remember to have a valid email address so I know where to contact you and thanks!
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Win a copy of “Do Ants Have Assholes” by Jon Butler and Bruno Vincent

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Have you ever wondered…

UK Bestsellers tackle your unanswered questions—in the funniest way possible!

 

There are so many questions that don’t have answers… but what if there was one book that could answer 107 of the most random, thought-provoking questions with the funniest, most outrageous answers EVER?

 

John Butler and Vincent Bruno have done just that with Do Ants Have Assholes? And 106 of the World’s Other Most Important Questions. This April Fool’s Day—Sourcebooks.com wants you to fool yoru friends with the zany answers to so many questions we’ve all pondered!

 

By visiting the landing page below, you can send emails to your friends and family or anyone you know who needs a good laugh!

 

http://www.sourcebooks.com/spotlight/do-ants-have-assholes.html

 

But it gets even better: leave a comment on today’s blog post—the question you’ve always wondered about—and a lucky winner will receive a copy of Do Ants Have Assholes! (U.S. Mailing Addresses Only*)

 Some examples of what you can expect to read about:

·        What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?

·        If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

·        Where is the middle of nowhere?

·        Why do round pizzas come in square boxes?

 

The parody answers will have you rolling on the floor! We can’t wait to see what questions you come up with!

 

*The reason for U.S. only mailing addresses is because Sourcebooks, Inc. only has the rights for U.S. sales; this thus affects how we promote the books, offering giveaway copies only to U.S. Winner—sorry for the inconvenience!*

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Axe of Iron: The Settlers by J.A. Hunsinger

About the Author:

J. A. Hunsinger lives in Colorado, USA, with his wife Phyllis. The first novel of his character-driven, historical fiction series, Axe of Iron: The Settlers, represents his first serious effort to craft the story of a lifelong interest in the Viking Age—especially as it pertains to Norse exploration west of Iceland—and extensive research and archaeological site visitations as an amateur historian. He has tied the discovery of many of the Norse artifacts found on this continent to places and events portrayed in his novels.

Much of his adult life has been associated with commercial aviation, both in and out of the cockpit. As an Engineering Technical Writer for Honeywell Commercial Flight Systems Group, Phoenix, AZ, he authored two comprehensive pilots’ manuals on aircraft computer guidance systems and several supplemental aircraft radar manuals. His manuals were published and distributed worldwide to airline operators by Honeywell Engineering, Phoenix, AZ. He also published an article, Flight Into Danger, in Flying Magazine, (August 2002).Historical Novel Society, American Institute of Archaeology, Canadian Archaeology Association, and IBPA-Independent Book Publishers Association, are among the fraternal and trade organizations in which he holds membership.
 
You can visit his website at http://www.vinlandpublishing.com/.

About the Book:

The first novel of a continuing character-driven tale of a medieval people whose wanderlust and yearning for adventure cause them to leave the two established settlements on Greenland and sail west, to the unexplored land later referred to as Vinland.Eirik the Red established Eiriksfjord in 986 and later Lysufjord, 400-miles to the north. Just 22-years later, new settlers from the homelands found all the best land already occupied, the fragile Arctic environment strained by too many people and animals on too little arable land.Under the capable leadership of Halfdan Ingolfsson and his lieutenant, Gudbjartur Einarsson, 315 men, women, and children set sail from Greenland in the spring of 1008, bound for the unexplored continent across the western ocean.Standing in their way are uncounted numbers of indigenous people, the pre-historical ancestors of the Cree (Naskapi), Ojibwa (Anishinabeg), and Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Indians. From the outset, these native people strenuously resist the incursion of these tall, pale-skinned invaders.

 

Two calamitous events occur that pave the way for the hostile beginnings of an assimilation process to occur between these disparate peoples. The way is rocky and fraught with danger at every turn, but the acceptance and friendship that develops between the Northmen and the Naskapi over an affair of honor, the eventual acceptance of a young boy of the Northmen by his Haudenosaunee captors, and a scenario that seems ordained by the will of the gods, makes it all begin to fall into place, as it must for the Northmen to survive.See the saga unfold, in this first book of the Axe of Iron series, through the eyes of the characters as each day brings a continuation of the toil, love, hardship, and danger that they come to expect in this unforgiving new land.
Review:

I have become a huge fan of historical fiction but had yet to read one set so far back in the past and featuring the history of the Norsemen and their journey to North America.  Halfdan Ingolfsson is the leader of the group of travelers set to embark on this adventure.  Gudbjartur Einarsson is his second in command but is as strong and brave as his leader.  

These men have a huge task before them – finding a new home for their people, a home that will have all the things necessary for their survival, comfort and happiness.  They face so many challenges throughout the book, it makes you wonder how we might have reacted if put in the same situations.  The face the harsh elements, encounters with the natives, and struggles among their own people who are trying to adjust and adapt to their new life. 

I am in awe at the amount of research that must have been done in order to accurately depict this story the way Mr. Hunsinger has done.  The detail is astonishing from the customs, the attire, the techniques they used to live their daily lives. 

I would highly recommend this book – the only thing I had a problem with is the names, lol!  But, I gave them nicknames to help me get by:)

WIN PRIZES!!!

AXE OF IRON VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR ’09 will officially begin on March 2 and end on April 30. You can visit J.A’s blog stops at http://www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/ in March and April to find out more about this talented author!As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors’ blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available.
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Win A Copy Of Age Of The Unthinkable By Joshua Cooper Ramo on Audio

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Would you like to win a copy of Age of the Unthinkable by Joshua Cooper Ramo on audio?  Here is some info about the book:

For decades, American foreign policy has been based on the seductive belief that there exists a logical relationship between power of states and the physics of change. And yet today policies designed to make us safer instead make the world more perilous. History’s grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to boost the quality of life of people around the world, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions taken to stem a financial crisis guarantee its arrival. Environmental techniques engineered to protect species lead to their extinction. Middle East peace plans produce less peace. Our world is not becoming more stable or flatter or easier to comprehend. And what we face isn’t one single shift, like the end of World War Two or the collapse of the Soviet Union, so much as a revolutionary avalanche of ceaseless change.

Now, drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, human immunology, psychology and his own extraordinary experiences, Joshua Ramo puts forth a radical new model for looking at the world, one that embraces its inherent unpredictability–and offers our best hope for dealing with problems and disasters as they emerge.

I  will be giving away 3 copies of this audiobook. Unfortunately winners are limited to the US and Canada…sorry about that. I will be drawing the winners on April 12 so make sure to leave a comment. Please remember to have a valid email address so I know where to contact you and thanks!
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Win A Copy Of Max By James Patterson On Audio!

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Would you like to win a copy of Max by James Patterson on audio?  Here is some info about the book:

Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone-or something-is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu-a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu’s army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

I  will be giving away 3 copies of this audiobook. Unfortunately winners are limited to the US and Canada…sorry about that. I will be drawing the winners on April 12 so make sure to leave a comment. Please remember to have a valid email address so I know where to contact you and thanks!

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