Close to the Cradle by Nova Lee Maier

International bestseller Nova Lee Maier delivers another gripping thriller about the darkness that lies in wait in unexpected places.

Deeply vulnerable after a traumatic birth, new mother Didi Vos is depending on her maternity nurse to help her heal. But despite her uniform, Hennequin Smith is no nurse, and healing couldn’t be further from her mind.

Though beautiful on the outside, Hennequin harbors ugly motives; slowly and subtly, she sets about her plan to gain Didi’s trust and then ruin her life. And when Miriam de Moor—a police investigator who suspects Hennequin played a role in her brother’s sudden death six months earlier—unearths horrifying secrets about Hennequin’s past, the destinies of the three women become chillingly linked and will come to a head in a thrilling, unforgettable climax.

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 advance copies of CONJURE WOMEN by Afia Atakora, on sale March 17!

The intimate bonds and transgressions among people and across racial divides, during both slaverytime and freedomtime, are at the heart of this mesmerizing and surprising first novel.

Like her mother, Rue is an all-knowing midwife, healer, and conjurer of curses on the plantation of Marse Charles. Moving back and forth in time between the years before and after the Civil War, Conjure Women tells the story of Rue, the families she cares for, and the mysteries and secrets she knows about the plantation owner's daughter, Varina.

Afia Atakora is a brilliant young writer who creates unforgettable characters, and an enthralling story written in unique and beautiful prose. Conjure Women is imbued with remarkable psychological insight into people and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they love.

Dreams of 18 by Saffron A. Kent

To celebrate USA Today Bestselling Author Saffron A. Kent's new forbidden romance Dreams of 18, we are giving away 2 signed copies of it.

"You don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you?
Even though that’s all you ever dream about."

Malaya by Cinelle Barnes

From Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir Monsoon Mansion, comes a moving and reflective essay collection about finding freedom in America.

Out of a harrowing childhood in the Philippines, Cinelle Barnes emerged triumphant. But as an undocumented teenager living in New York, her journey of self-discovery was just beginning.

Because she couldn’t get a driver’s license or file taxes, Cinelle worked as a cleaning lady and a nanny and took other odd jobs—and learned to look over her shoulder, hoping she wouldn’t get caught. When she falls in love and marries a white man from the South, Cinelle finds herself trying to adjust to the thorny underbelly of “southern hospitality” while dealing with being a new mother, an immigrant affected by PTSD, and a woman with a brown body in a profoundly white world. From her immigration to the United States, to navigating a broken legal system, to balancing assimilation and a sense of self, Cinelle comes to rely on her resilience and her faith in the human spirit to survive and come of age all over again.

Lyrical, emotionally driven, and told through stories both lived and overheard, Cinelle’s intensely personal, yet universal, exploration of race, class, and identity redefines what it means to be a woman—and an American—in a divided country.

Prelude to Extinction by Andreas Karpf

Enter to win a copy of PRELUDE TO EXTINCTION: A novel that has been called “True science fiction…storytelling at the crossroads of original fiction and technical knowledge, expanded by imagination.”

When Jack Harrison climbed down the short ladder from the airlock and stepped onto the debris covered soil, the ground crackled with the sound of dried leaves and twigs. Warm sunlight shined through his helmet, making him almost forget the decade he just spent captaining Earth’s first ship to another star system. The serene tropical surroundings, though, stood in stark contrast to the long abandoned structures that lay nearby.

Evidence points to a massacre – the systematic extermination of an alien colony hundreds of millennia ahead of humanity. Time, however, has erased any trace of the attackers. Jack and his crew barely start probing the ruins before their curiosity betrays them as an abandoned alien device cuts them off from their main ship. Lost and short on supplies, survival soon becomes their only goal. Even their short-lived rescue by an alien race, who themselves are under siege, offers little hope. As they struggle to find a way home, signs begin pointing to a danger darker than any they could have foreseen. Jack knows that playing it safe may no longer be an option – but his only other choice is to confront a threat that they don’t even begin to understand.

A Violet Fire by Kelsey Quick

Did you hear? Vampires are back, and they are darker and more tempting than ever!
From the NYT bestselling wannabe, Kelsey Quick, comes an epic, sensual, and mysterious dark fantasy full of VAMPIRES unlike any you've ever seen before. And guess what?

They don't sparkle!

Entering this contest gets you one of the first paperback books signed and printed, a set of character cards, and an original, hand-drawn artist trading card by the author herself (who is also an illustrator)!

In the Vampire Stratocracy of Cain, human blood is scarce. For centuries, councils have sought to assuage the blood shortage by enslaving and breeding humans, turning them into profitable supply units for the rich and the abled.

Today, eighteen-year-old Wavorly Sterling is officially a supply unit, bound to serve her blood willingly to her master for the rest of her life. One of only few humans that was not bred in Cain, Wavorly knows freedom better than anyone, and she is determined to escape the clutches of her oppressors, despite the temptation of forbidden love.

Need more convincing?

"A vampire tale with a heady mix of defiance and doubt, rebellion and romance." — Kirkus Reviews ("Kirkus recommended" review)

"A Violet Fire by Kelsey Quick has all the ingredients to be the next Hollywood movie about vampires." — Readers' Favorite 5/5 stars

The Twin Towers by Richard Todd

Enter to win one of 100 Kindle editions of the time travel thriller, “Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers” by Richard Todd.

"Todd grippingly conjures a what-if time-travel scenario that’s unusually believable.” — Kirkus

"★★★★★ Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers is a wonderful piece of work with great actions scenes and a fantastic storyline that would be enjoyed by a wide audience."— Manhattan Book Review

"★★★★★ The integration of the time travel storyline with the real events that happened on that day are seamless. If I didn’t know better, I would think this could have really happened."— Manhattan Book Review

"★★★★★ (4.5) The Twin Towers is a compelling, fascinating read that ends with the reader anxious for the sequel.” — San Francisco Book Review

“★★★★★ (4.5)...the reader is kept hooked to the very end where there’s a great cliffhanger." — San Francisco Book Review

"★★★★★ Richard Todd does a great job of hooking the reader and making them commiserate with the characters who are very well developed and multidimensional. If you like time travel, then Richard Todd's Time Tunnel series is definitely the book for you." — Seattle Book Review

The first book in the Time Tunnel series, “Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers,” re-imagines 9/11 as a critical inflection point in time, the outcome of which the government determines must be altered in order to reverse the course of the American empire.