august Book Giveaway


Vanished: A Dr. Cory Cohen Psychological Thriller   (2 Copies)
Sandra Levy Ceren
Modern History Press
ISBN: 9781615992300

A young artist awakes one morning alone in an empty house, with no memory of her identity or location. Puzzled and terrified, she finds Dr. Cory's business card in a purse. While the psychologist/sleuth tries to help the artist revive her memory, Cory's neighbor Rita goes missing. Uncovering Rita's real identity, Cory's detection abilities spring into action to confront a menace that haunts their neighborhood.

Written by a longtime psychologist, this fourth volume in the Dr. Cory Cohen mystery series, set on the San Diego coast, offers a genuine portrayal of a psychologist's professional life combined with the thrill and intrigue of a mystery.

Winners: Lauralyn Ward, Laura Schrillo

The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment (2 Copies)
Diane Wing
Marvelous Spirit Press
ISBN: 9781615990214

Get Better Results by Increasing Your Psychic Sensitivity!

The True Nature of Tarot dispels the myths and negative connotations that surround the tarot by sharing the personal experiences of the author, Diane Wing, a tarot reader with 25 years of experience. Tarot is discussed as a tool of enlightenment and understanding. Diane Wing shares intuitive techniques for reading that take you beyond the conventional card meanings and deep into tarot as a tool to channel energy and increase psychic sensitivity:

  • Develop your own style of reading tarot, from choosing your deck to pulling information from the cards.
  • Learn how a reading is experienced from the perspectives of both the reader and the inquirer.
  • Understand the variables that impact the accuracy of your reading.
  • Discover ways to increase the amount of information pulled from the tarot.
  • Become expert at grounding and centering to maximize your energetic stability on a daily basis.
  • Learn powerful spreads that give you ways to see interactions between the cards.
  • Increase your awareness of the ethics of imparting information.

Winners: Mike Groesbeck, Lanicsha Wynn

Presidential Declarations   (5 Copies)
Douglas J. Wood
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781508806318

Ripped from today’s headlines, PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATIONS is a behind-the-scenes political thriller and an inspiring portrayal of a woman’s rise to the highest office in the land that gives readers a lot to think about when casting their votes in the next presidential election. Ambitious, smart and one of Washington D.C.’s power elite, Samantha “Sam” Harrison’s entire political career, once seemingly unstoppable, is in question and her loyalty to her country is about to be tested as never before. Washington, D.C. sustains the worst terrorist attack in American history, and the President of the United States needs Sam to serve her country once more. Political rivals on opposite sides of the aisle, Sam and the president have never agreed on deeply dividing issues. While Sam realizes that it’s time to put aside political differences, get justice, and help the nation to heal, she’s not sure whom she can trust. Leading the country out of chaos could put the White House once more within her grasp, but will place Sam, her daughter and her daughter’s first child directly in harm’s way. Sam’s actions in the coming days will decide her family’s survival, her political future, and the fate of the United States of America. The stakes have never been higher.

Winners: Patty Adams, James Coyne, Emily Heinzelman, Irene Uejio, Don Lewis

Stalking Melissa (1 Copy)
L.A. Justice
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530231003

Through an Internet dating site Melissa Howard has met Mr. Right—or so she thinks. Handsome and debonair Rex March seems to have it all, but when Melissa invites him into her home, she is quickly overpowered and thus her endless nightmare begins. Rex is a stalker and Melissa soon learns the police are virtually powerless to stop him although her life is in danger. The tension ratchets up until the explosive showdown. This incredible and powerful story of overcoming adversity is based on true events.

Winner: Diane Baum

My Tell-All: Celebrity Encounters, Strange Men & Shocking Secrets (1 Copy)
L.A. Justice
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532816420

Author L.A. Justice didn’t decide to become a tabloid reporter. Her long and winding journey has taken her from New York City—where she began her career as a copywriter for Macmillan Publishing Company—through her years as a social worker, potter, bartender, wife, mother, divorcee and legal secretary in Florida, before finally returning to her true passion of writing, spending two decades at the Florida-based tabloids. This funny and honest revelation shows a woman who must constantly reinvent herself. My Tell-All is a must-read memoir that reveals an insider’s view of the world of tabloid journalism.

Winner: Belinda Shaw

Novus: The Cresecren Chronicles (1 Copy)
Crystal Marcos
Cat Marcs Publishing
ISBN: 9780984389988

Ideal for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page.

Being a teenager is hard enough. And what if your life's path is predetermined? On top of that, you aren't even Human?

Cayden was given life as a Cresecren. He expected to live out his days with the dysfunctional Human family he was assigned to serve. One fateful night, however, landed him in Gavaron, the home of maimed, elderly, or defiant Cresecren.

Beyond its borders is the Den, an area much more dangerous than he ever imagined. Now seventeen, Cayden unwittingly becomes involved in a conspiracy and is one of a handful of survivors fleeing a deadly attack. They set off on a perilous journey in search of refuge and the truth. Along the way, Cayden begins to comprehend the difference between fully living and merely surviving, while trying to balance his emotions and a forbidden love.

Winner: Jill Brott

The Best Feeling in the World (2 Copies)
Steven DeGregorio
Alligator Suitcase Press
ISBN: 9780996122429

This is the story of a boy named Dego, written by a man called DeGreg; the story of a classic middle class middle child--a baby, then a boy, trying hard to become a man, and f-ing it up along the way. Growing up across the river from New York City has a certain affect on a Jersey boy; though we have no idea what that might be. The fun of it is, it doesn't matter where you grew up, you'll see yourself in these stories. You'll be running through the neighborhood right alongside the kids of the Mountain Way Gang--playing army, baseball, kick-the-can, or whatever else kids dream up when searching for fun, killing time, or chasing after...

The Best Feeling in the World.

And what a world it turns out to be, a freaky mess of good and evil, and a whole lot of middle ground. A kaleidoscope of life bombarding the senses, tempting us, scaring us, inspiring us forward. Even the best childhood doesn't last forever and none truly prepares any of us for what might happen next. Sometimes, things get a little hairy. Grade school innocence fades and crazy sexy heartbreaking adolescence rises up.

" I looked at the two-family houses next to us, I wondered if the people who lived there, in those exact houses, knew about this, about intercourse. Did everybody know, except me?"

It's a crazy world, crazier still inside the mind of fifteen-year-old having a tough time of it. It's funny how one wrong move can really mess things up, even change a person forever. Chances are Dego's journey is a lot like yours, and altogether different at the same time.

We're all chasing after it, whatever it is. It's not the same for everyone, and it might change over time. No matter what it is, you know it when you feel it, it's...

The Best Feeling in the World.

Get the book.  Read it now.  The Teenager in you will appreciate it, even if you end up flipping yourself off in the process.

Winners: Marion Hilton, Delilah Martin

Raven's Peak (3 Copies)
Lincoln Cole
Lincoln Cole Publishing
ISBN: 9780997225976

A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven's Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to find out what is happening. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she's ever faced and finds herself in a fight just to stay alive. 

She rescues Haatim Arison from a terrifying fate and discovers that he has a family legacy in the supernatural that he knows nothing about. Now she's forced to protect him, which is easy, and also trust him if she wants to save the townsfolk of Raven's Peak. Trust, however, is considerably more difficult for someone who grew up living on the knife's edge of danger.

Can they discover the cause of the town's insanity and put a stop to it before it is too late?

Winners: Treh Faraj, Sharon Huether, Kathy Borgen


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