The House at Mermaid's Cove by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

The House at Mermaid's Cove by Lindsay Jayne AshfordAs World War II rages, love, mystery, and secrets collide on the English coast in a riveting novel by the bestselling author of The Snow Gypsy.

In April 1943 a young woman washes ashore on a deserted beach in Cornwall, England. With shorn hair and a number stitched on her tattered chemise, Alice is the survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat. She’s found by the mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, who suspects that she’s a prisoner of war or a spy. But the secret Alice asks Jack to keep is one he could never have guessed, and it creates an intimate bond he never expected.

With her true identity hidden beneath the waves, Alice grasps the chance to reinvent herself. But as she begins to fall for Jack, she discovers he has secrets too—ones echoing the legend of a mermaid said to lure men into the dark depths of the sea.

For two strangers in the shadow of war, lost love, and haunting memories, is it time to let go of the past? Or to finally face it—whatever the risks?

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Year of the Witching by Alexis HendersonA young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.

In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.

But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.

Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.

The Son and Heir by Alexander Münninghoff

The Son and Heir by Alexander MünninghoffA prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.

What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.

In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.

Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.

Behemoth by H.P. Newquist

Behemoth by H.P.  NewquistEnter to win one of 10 signed copies of BEHEMOTH . . . One of the best reviewed horror novels of the year!

Here is some of the praise reviewers have given to BEHEMOTH:

The Horror Review says "BEHEMOTH is old-school gothic horror and historical horror mixed with modern-world superstitions and prejudices and that makes things that much more chilling. Newquist has created a fine horror novel that dares to be called literary/historical fiction and entertains the reader from start to finish."

"I'm not a fan of the frequently overused phrase "unputdownable" but there really is no other way to describe this book. This was easily a 5 star read . . . on my top reads of the year list."
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"Newquist is an accomplished writer and it shows on each page of BEHEMOTH. A wild ride that doesn’t ease up on tension, BEHEMOTH is a must-read for any horror junkie."
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"One of the best books I've read in a very long time. Sent chills up my spine to where I thought I might need a priest . . ."
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The First Love by Arben Nestur Prifti

The First Love by Arben Nestur PriftiDear readers.
This book belongs to you now. Enjoy reading it.
I would like to tell you that this novel is the work of my life. I have spent time and energy in writing it. I have poured my knowledge, my soul, and my heart in it. I have written all the time being inspired by the muse of love.
Writing, editing, and publishing a book is like fulfilling a contract with the readers. I have already fulfilled my obligations to this contract, and I am sure you will remain satisfied with my job.
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This love story will stimulate your mind, inspire your soul, and satisfy your longings, reminding you of your first love. You will weep all the time the same way as its author and characters do. You will feel the truthfulness of their heartbreak, and your mind will start to think of your life and your love stories, finding yourself in between the fiction and the reality of this novel.
They say: “Readers make or break an author’s success,” and for that reason I invite you all for an ongoing dialogue between us, welcoming all your comments, thoughts, and opinions.
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Always your friend,
Arben Nestur Prifti
New York City

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Sex and Vanity by Kevin KwanA GMA Book Club Pick for July

Get set to jet from Capri to the Hamptons to the posh apartments of Park Avenue.

The author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with a glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men: the WASPY fiancé of her family’s dreams and George Zao, the man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with.

Madness & Soil by S.K. Paisley

Madness & Soil by S.K. PaisleyWin a Kindle edition of "Madness & Soil", a new crime thriller by Scottish author S. K. Paisley.

Description:
When a vulnerable teenage girl is reported missing on the Isle of Arran, police probationer Annie Greaves makes it her mission to find her. The unique beauty and remoteness of the Isle of Arran, Scotland provides a haunting backdrop to this story of loneliness, isolation and life on the fringes of society.

About S. K. Paisley:
S. K. Paisley was born in Glasgow. She studied Law and English Literature at University of Glasgow before working as a secondary school teacher.

She wrote her first novel Take a Breath while travelling around South America and her second novel, Madness & Soil, while living in Amsterdam, Glasgow, Montreal, Ottawa and Hamburg.

Praise for S. K. Paisley:

"This is a novel set in the borderlands between the straight world and the criminal world, suggesting how easily that border can be crossed and how dark the results can be - an interesting and dramatic debut."

- William McIlvanney

"a writing fluent and evocative, a refined style and at the same time light. Close your eyes is the debut novel of true talent."

- Publishers Weekly

"One of the most fresh and original contemporary thrillers."

- Library Journal

"SK Paisley blows life into these characters."

- Booklist

"One of the most gripping thrillers published in the last year."

- Kirkus Reviews