Win the October ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

October 1, 2019

Welcome to the October bookshelf of signed thrillers!

This month the International Thriller Writers have provided some exciting new thrillers to help fill your bookshelf! More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often. To enter: Win Books

Best of luck!

BLUE MOON by Lee Child: In the next highly anticipated installment of Lee Child’s acclaimed suspense series, Jack Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple . . . and confronts his most dangerous opponents yet.

THE SHAPE OF NIGHT by Tess Gerritsen: A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a coastal village in Maine—and to a string of unsolved murders—in this novel of romance and psychological suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.

THE DESERTER by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille, writing with his son, screenwriter Alex DeMille, delivers a blistering new thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army’s most notorious—and dangerous—deserter.

EMPIRE OF LIES by Raymond KhouryEmpire of Lies is a sweeping thriller in the tradition of The Man in the High Castle, Fatherland, and Underground Airlines from New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury.

MUMBO GUMBO MURDER by Laura ChildsA Scrapbooking Mystery, Book 16. A shocking murder strikes a sour note during Jazz Fest in the latest New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you can enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the September ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

September 1, 2019

Welcome to the September bookshelf of signed thrillers!

This month the International Thriller Writers have provided a bunch of exciting new thrillers to help fill your bookshelf! More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

Best of luck!

LABYRINTH by Catherine Coulter: An FBI Thriller, Book 23. The #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series returns with another tour de force in which agents Savich and Sherlock stumble into a bizarre case that’s more complicated and twisted than any they’ve ever encountered. Together they have to weave their way through a labyrinth of lies to find the truth of a terrible secret.

LETHAL AGENT by Vince Flynn & Kyle MillsA Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 18. An unprecedented and terrifying bioterrorism plot threatens to kill millions in the midst of a divisive presidential election in this new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series.

THE STRANGER INSIDE by Lisa Unger: Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes people deserve what comes to them. Even good people are drawn to do evil things…

SINS OF THE FATHERS by J. A. Jance: A J.P. Beaumont Novel, Book 24. Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is drawn into an intriguing, and shockingly personal, case in this superb tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance.

ELEVATOR PITCH by Linwood Barclay: The New York Times bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs and No Time for Goodbye returns with an edge-of-your-seat thriller that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach—a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disasters paralyzes New York City with fear.

THE STALKING by Heather GrahamKrewe of Hunters, Book 29. Krewe of Hunters agent Andre Broussard has deep ties in New Orleans and Cajun country beyond. He knows that more than one monster has stalked the bayou. Has a deadly threat been resurrected, or does someone have a dark inspiration?

THE DECEPTION by Kat Martin: Maximum Security, Book 2. A sequel to The Conspiracy finds a woman devastated by the death of her runaway addict sister before partnering with a bounty hunter to track down a killer in the dark world of human trafficking.

BLACK NOWHERE by Reece Hirsch: Lisa Tanchik Series, Book 1. Special Agent Lisa Tanchik is the best at taking down cybercriminals. So when the FBI discovers a multibillion-dollar black market online, she’s tasked with finding the creator and bringing him to justice.

LOWCOUNTRY BOOMERANG by Susan M. Boyer:  A Liz Talbot Mystery Series, Book 8. Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews are all set to enjoy some quality time on the beach. That’s until they get the news about Darius. Darius DeAndre Baker, star of the hit TV show, Main Street USA, has had enough of the Hollywood highlife. After ten years of visiting everyone else’s hometown, he returns to his own—Stella Maris, South Carolina.

 


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you can enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES by Kristan Higgins

August 5, 2019

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BLOG TOUR

I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Kristan Higgins’ latest; it is simply unputdownable! Plus read on to find out how you can win a copy of her last book, Good Luck with That!

From the publisher:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.

Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve’s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son.

When Emma’s own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother’s doorstep. Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her–until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school. Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back…but Emma took with her the most important London possession: the strength not just to survive but to thrive. And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley.

So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help?


REVIEW

Higgins brings her characters to life on the page and creates a memorable family saga in her latest. Like all good family tales, there is drama galore and enough angst and laughs to keep the pages turning.

Family matriarch Genevieve London has not had the easiest life, so even though she is definitely the antagonist of the story and makes some really horrible choices, we can’t help but feel a little bit badly for her. Emma is our heroine, and I really loved her relationship with her daughter Riley. As close as they are, and as distant as Emma and Genevieve are, it really speaks to the kind of mother she is that she allows Riley and Genevieve to bond. I also loved how independent Emma is, and her willingness to stand up to her grandmother and speak her truth.

There is a bit of romance here between Emma and Miller, a neighbor of Genevieve’s who is a widower with a very difficult three-year-old daughter, Tess. I hate to say Tess provides some of the comic relief, but she definitely does at times. She also made me want to hug both my kids and tell them how fabulous they are.

The family relationships here are all fraught, but it makes for compelling reading. This was a one night read for me as I really couldn’t put it down. I must say I really love Higgins’ writing, she hits the perfect pitch for each character and the story in general. Great beach reading or for any kind of escape you may need. Don’t miss it – I loved this book!

8/19 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™

LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES by Kristan Higgins. Berkley (August 6, 2019). ISBN 978-0451489425. 448p.

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To win a copy of Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins, please send an email to contest@gmail.com with “GOOD LUCK” as the subject.

You must include your U.S. street address in your email.

All entries must be received by August 31, 2019. One (1) name will be drawn from all qualified entries and notified via email. This contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age in the United States only. Your book will be sent by PenguinRandomHouse.

One entry per email address. Subscribers to the monthly newsletter earn an extra entry into every contest. Follow this blog to earn another entry into every contest. Winners may win only one time per year (365 days) for contests with prizes of more than one book. Your email address will not be shared or sold to anyone.


Read an excerpt of Life and Other Inconveniences :

When I called Genevieve back and told her we were coming—including Pop, who would be staying elsewhere—there’d been a long pause. “Thank you,” she finally said.

“On one condition, Genevieve,” I said. “You do not mention money or inheritance to Riley. Not a whisper, not a hint. I don’t want you dangling your bank accounts in front of my daughter and snatching them away if she uses the wrong fork.”

“By which I assume you’re referring to the fact that I didn’t fund your teenage folly.”

“Teenage folly? You mean your great-granddaughter? Yes. This summer isn’t about the money. It’s us giving you a chance to make amends, and you making me Hope’s guardian.”

“How very gracious you are, my dear,” she said, and I heard a slurp. Five o’clock somewhere.

But she agreed, and here we were.

My clients, the ones I saw in person, were fine with me leaving for two months. I’d TheraTalk with most of them; two were about done anyway, and said they’d call me if they needed me. I’d had to give up my office space, though; luckily, a classmate from my PhD program had sublet it. Once I got back, I’d have to find another space, but I’d deal with that later.

Pop had found himself a little apartment over an antiques shop on Water Street. I was unspeakably grateful that he’d be nearby. He’d always hated Genevieve, who had viewed my mother as insufficient wife material for her wretched son.

Then again, she had a point. My mother had taken her own life. Maybe Genevieve had sensed something, even back then. She was many things, but she wasn’t stupid.

We crossed the Connecticut River, then the Thames. “There’s the Coast Guard Academy, Pop,” I said, pointing. He was an Air Force man himself, but he nodded. We went through Mystic, and I remembered going to the aquarium with Jason on a date. Or a field trip, maybe, but we’d held hands. Kissed in the dim light of the myriad fish tanks, and it had felt like the most romantic thing in the world.

He knew we were coming, of course. He was excited, he’d said on the phone. Talked about being separated, wasn’t sure where things were headed there. The boys couldn’t wait to meet Riley in person, though they knew her from Skype and phone calls.

My heart leaped into overdrive when, just before we hit Rhode Island, Charles exited the highway and entered the land of stone walls and gracious houses, tall oaks and two-hundred-year-old farms. The woods and fields gave way to narrower streets, and we went over the bridge that led to the borough.

Welcome to Stoningham, the sign said.

I found that I was holding my grandfather’s thumb, same as I had when I was little, back before my mother died, when seeing my grandparents was the happiest thing ever. He gave my hand a squeeze.

“Oh, my gosh, this town is so cute!” Riley said.

And it was. The sky was Maxfield Parrish blue, the lights of the Colonials that lined the streets glowing in what seemed to be a welcome. People were out, walking their dogs. At the library green, some kids tossed a football. As we came onto Water Street, Riley exclaimed over the little shops and restaurants. “There’s a café, Mom! Hooray! Oh, and an ice cream place! Even better!”
I smiled, but my stomach cramped again. It felt like I had never left.

The town hadn’t changed much. Still adorable with its colorful buildings and crooked streets. I caught glimpses of Long Island Sound as we drove, smelled garlic and seafood. Would Genevieve have dinner for us? Would she hug me? I swore if she made Riley feel one iota of shame, we’d be out of Connecticut forever.

Charles turned onto Bleak Point Road, where the most expensive houses in town sat like grand old ladies, weathered and gracious. All had names, which Riley read aloud as we passed.

“Thrush Hill. Summerly. Wisteria Cottage. Cliff View. Pop, we have to name our house when we get back!”

“Name it what? Crabgrass?” Pop asked.

“That’s kind of perfect, actually,” I murmured, having gone to war many times with weeds in our small yard.

“Oh, Sheerwater! We’re here!”

The iron gates (yes, gates) opened, and we turned onto the crushed shell drive. Sheerwater had ten acres of land, the very tip of Bleak Point, and it looked like a park, with beautifully gnarled dogwood trees on either side of the driveway, their intertwined branches making a tunnel of white blossoms. Spring was late this year.

We rounded the gentle curve, and my hands were sweating now.

“Holy guacamole,” my daughter breathed. “It’s even prettier than the pictures!” In the rearview mirror, I saw Charles smile. Beside me, Pop stiffened. He’d never been here, of course.

There it was—my grandmother’s twenty-room cottage, pristine and gracious and lit up like the fires of hell.


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Win the August ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

August 1, 2019

Welcome to the August bookshelf of signed thrillers!

This month the International Thriller Writers have provided a bunch of exciting new thrillers to help fill your bookshelf! More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

Best of luck!

OUTFOX by Sandra Brown: Convinced recently married Jasper Ford is a conman, who he believes murdered eight women for their fortunes, FBI agent Drex Easton insinuates himself into the couple’s life, but his own attraction to Jasper’s wife threatens to compromise his investigation.

THE RUSSIA ACCOUNT by Stephen Coonts: CIA officer Tommy Carmellini navigates an international financial conspiracy that puts CIA head Jake Grafton in the crosshairs of an assassin. By the best-selling author of Flight of the Intruder.

THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan: A bright, hard-working law student married to a faithful and devoted husband discovers that everything she believes about her life is false and is caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse for her very survival.

DESPERATE CREED by Alex Kava: With the killers hot on her trail, Frankie races to meet Maggie. But she has no idea that she’s driving straight into the grasp of another killer—a monster storm system.

DEAD AT FIRST SIGHT by Peter James: Maybe you don’t know your neighbors as well as you thought you did. In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide. You never really know what people are capable of.

THE SWALLOWS by Lisa Lutz: When one of her creative writing assignment generates some disturbing responses from students, new teacher Alexandra Witt ignites a gender war, with deeply personal–and potentially fatal–consequences for everyone involved.

MIAMI MIDNIGHT by Alex Segura: While running a small bookstore by day and working cases in Miami at night, PI Pete Fernandez is hired by a Cuban mobster to find out who killed his son and to locate his missing daughter-in-law—a case that reveals an unexpected truth about his own blurred past.

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Hallie Ephron: A professional organizer whose husband is a hoarder distracts her growing relationship troubles by focusing on her new clients, one of whom takes her tipsy fantasy about life being more pleasant without spouses a little too far.

WHAT YOU DID by Claire McGowan: A vicious assault. A devastating accusation. Who should she trust, her husband or her best friend? From the New York Times bestselling author of There Was an Old Woman comes a novel about a professional organizer with a deadly problem she may not be able to clean up.

THE WAREHOUSE by Rob Hart: A darkly satirical thriller set in a near-future America wracked by violence, unemployment and climate change finds two employees of a world-saving global giant discovering their employers’ true agenda.

THE LAST WIDOW by Karin Slaughter: An electrifying latest entry in the best-selling series finds Will and Sara pitted against a mysterious group that would unleash a deadly epidemic


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you can enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the July ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

July 1, 2019

Welcome to the July bookshelf of signed thrillers!

This month the International Thriller Writers have provided a bunch of exciting new thrillers to help fill your bookshelf! More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

Best of luck!

BACKLASH by Brad Thor: Far from home and surrounded by enemies in the wake of an unforgivable betrayal, Scot Harvath tests the limits of his training in an effort to escape and exact revenge. By the award-winning author of Spymaster.

HEART OF BARKNESS by Spencer Quinn: Chet the dog, “the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction” (Boston Globe) and P.I. Bernie encounter heartache and much worse in the world of country music.

LOCK EVERY DOOR by Riley Sager: The next heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager follows a young woman whose new job apartment sitting in one of New York’s oldest and most glamorous buildings may cost more than it pays.

SOMEONE WE KNOW by Shari Lapena: Maybe you don’t know your neighbors as well as you thought you did. In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide. You never really know what people are capable of.

THE RUSSIAN by Ben Coes: As the brutal Russian mafia becomes the most powerful and deadly criminal enterprise in the U.S., it’s up to covert operative Rob Tacoma to fight back, in a new series by New York Times bestseller Ben Coes.

GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL by Michael Robotham: From the bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps, a fiendishly clever suspense novel about a dangerous young woman with a special ability to know when someone is lying—and the criminal psychologist who must outwit her to survive.

TEMPER by Layne Fargo: For fans of the high-stakes tension of the New York Times bestsellers Luckiest Girl Alive and The Lying Game, a razor-sharp page-turner about female ambition and what happens when fake violence draws real blood…Debut novel!

 


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you can enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the June ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

June 1, 2019

Welcome to the June bookshelf of signed thrillers!

This month the International Thriller Writers have provided a bunch of exciting new thrillers to help fill your bookshelf! More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

Best of luck!

THE LAST WIDOW by Karin Slaughter: New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming when Will and Sara are pitted against a mysterious group that would unleash a deadly epidemic.

DARK STORM by Karen Harper: When her sister goes missing from a butterfly conservatory, forensic psychologist Claire Markwood and her criminal-lawyer husband, Nick, uncover shattering family secrets.

THE LAST HOUSE GUEST by Megan Miranda: When her longtime best friend is found murdered, a woman combs through her idyllic Maine tourist community to uncover local secrets and clear her name of suspicion.

CHILLING EFFECT by R. J. Piñeiro: A RUTHLESS ECO-TERRORIST. A WOMAN DETERMINED TO STOP HIM. R.J. Pineiro explores a world in the not too distant future where terrorism is taken to a new level, one with world-ending consequences.

BORROWED TIME by Tracy Clark: Cassandra Raines, a former Chicago cop turned private investigator, looks into a suspicious death as a favor to a friend—and makes some powerful enemies.

WHEREVER SHE GOES by Kelley Armstrong: Witnessing the abduction of a child at the park, Aubrey struggles to find the boy and his missing mother when the police and her neighbors begin to question her sanity.

 


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you can enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the May ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

May 1, 2019

Welcome to the May bookshelf of signed thrillers!

This month the International Thriller Writers have provided a bunch of exciting new thrillers to help fill your bookshelf! More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

Best of luck!

 

STRONG AS STEEL by Jon Land: Tough-as-nails Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in this electrifying tenth installment of one of my favorite series. Douglas Preston said, “This is one hell of an adventure—fast paced, compelling, and heart-stopping, involving a train robbery, a massacre, and dark secrets emerging from the mists of time.”

THE BETTER SISTER by Alafair Burke: Coming off of last year’s The Wife (one of my favorite books of 2018,) psychological-suspense master Burke traces the uneasy relationship between two sisters and how its’s tested in the wake of a grisly murder.

SUCH A PERFECT WIFE by Kate White: True crime writer Bailey Weggins heads to Lake George to investigate the disappearance of Shannon Blaine, a case that appears to be straightforward until Bailey uncovers the work of a serial killer.

THE LAST SECOND by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison: When an eccentric treasure hunter finances a private space agency and augments its first satellite with a nuclear device, special agents Drummond and Caine race to prevent a corrupt scientist’s apocalyptic plot.

THE PARIS DIVERSION by Chris Pavone: Kate Moore from The Expats partners with a French agent to investigate a bombing threat in Paris, a race against time that is complicated by her husband’s missing nemesis and a suspicious absence of orders from Langley.

IF SHE WAKES by Michael Koyta: Two women fight for their lives against an enigmatic killer in this electrifying novel from a New York Times bestselling author and “master” of thriller writing (Stephen King).

BELOW THE FOLD by R.G. Belsky: When the battered body of a homeless woman is found on the streets of New York City, her murder gets largely ignored by the media. TV journalist Clare Carlson decides to dig deeper and uncovers mysterious links; more murders, more victims, more questions. Will Clare survive as she chases her biggest story ever?

BEFORE SHE WAS FOUND by Heather Gudenkauf: The Edgar Award-nominated author of The Weight of Silence presents a high-suspense thriller involving three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa community.

THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker: Parallel accounts of the days before and after a fateful blind date follow Rosie Ferro’s revelatory investigation into the disappearance and complicated nature of her sister, Laura.

THE TIME COLLECTOR by Gwendolyn Womack: A psychometrist who can experience the past of anything he touches searches for a close friend who goes missing after uncovering several “out-of-place” objects in this new magical thriller.

GIRL GONE MISSING by Marcie Rendon:  Nothing in Renee Blackbear’s world had prepared her for college or for the hurt that happens in the Twin Cities. In between classes and hauling beets, drinking beer and shooting pool, a man who claims he’s her brother shows up, and she begins to dream the Cities and blonde Scandinavian girls calling for help.

THE FOURTH COURIER by Timothy Jay Smith:  Suspenseful, thrilling, and smart, The Fourth Courier brings together a straight white FBI agent and gay black CIA officer as they team up to uncover a gruesome plot involving murder, radioactive contraband, narcissistic government leaders, and unconscionable greed.

THE SECRETS WE BURY by Debra Webb: After her fathers murder, Rowan Dupont returns to Winchester, Tennessee, to run her family’s funeral home, where she tries to stop an obsessive serial killer and reconsiders her mother’s and sister’s earlier deaths.


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you can enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win SUNSET BEACH by Mary Kay Andrews!

April 30, 2019

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The ‘Queen of the Beach Read’ is back!

Praise for Sunset Beach:

“Andrews’s gift for drawing fascinating characters and her captivating dialogue will pull readers through to the end.” ―Publishers Weekly

Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist.

Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job.

It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions.

With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon.

Mary Kay Andrews & the BookBitch!

Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews’ signature wit, heart, and charm.

SUNSET BEACH by Mary Kay Andrews. St. Martin’s Press (May 7, 2019). ISBN 978-1250126108.  432p.

MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of The High Tide Club, The Beach House CookbookThe WeekendersBeach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Christmas Bliss, and more. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Praise for The High Tide Club:

“At turns suspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists. Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the

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beach.” ―Kirkus

“Nothing says the start of summer like a new book from Mary Kay Andrews…An irresistible story of love, friendship, and skinny-dipping.” ―PopSugar, Best New Books for Spring

“A fascinating blend of mystery, romance, friendship, and history…Andrews skillfully contrasts deception, betrayal, and murder with the scenic beauty of her Southern setting.” ―Mystery Scene Magazine

To win a copy of SUNSET BEACH by Mary Kay Andrews, please send an email to contest@gmail.com with “SUNSET BEACH” as the subject.

You must include your U.S. street address in your email.

All entries must be received by May 15, 2019. One (1) name will be drawn from all qualified entries and notified via email. This contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age in the United States only. Your books will be sent by the publicist.

One entry per email address. Subscribers to the monthly newsletter earn an extra entry into every contest. Follow this blog to earn another entry into every contest. Winners may win only one time per year (365 days) for contests with prizes of more than one book. Your email address will not be shared or sold to anyone.


Win the April ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

April 1, 2019

Welcome to the April bookshelf of signed thrillers!

Happy April Fool’s Day! No fooling here, though. This month the International Thriller Writers have provided a veritable extravaganza of thrillers! There are a couple of incredible debuts, bestselling authors, domestic thrillers, military, legal, and medical thrillers, a serial killer, a police procedural, unreliable narrators and more! To enter, go to the Win Books page. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

Best of luck!

RUN AWAY by Harlan Coben: After discovering his drug-addicted daughter Paige, who he has not seen in six months, panhandling in Central Park, Simon follows her into a dark and dangerous world he never knew existed that puts his family and his life on the line.

THE LIAR’S CHILD by Carla Buckley: When a raging hurricane threatens their coastal apartment complex, a woman hiding under the radar from a complicated past makes a noble choice to rescue two at-risk neighbor kids, with unexpected consequences.

CROWN JEWEL by Christopher Reich: A sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel The Take finds international spy Simon Riske connecting a series of crimes in Monte Carlo’s most lavish casinos to a brutal plot by an organization of criminal gamblers. 

WOLFHUNTER RIVER by Rachel Caine: Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…

WE ALL FALL DOWN by Daniel Kalla: Not since Pandemic have we seen a thriller like this from bestselling author Daniel Kalla: The plague has hit Italy. Can Dr. Alana Vaughn find the source in time to save the world?

THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Rachel Howzell Hall: After accepting a surprise invitation to a luxurious private island, Miriam discovers that she and her companions, each keeping a secret, were brought there under false pretenses and become increasingly suspicious of each other as accidents start happening.

THE GIRL WITH 39 GRAVES by Michael Beres: Rose Buckles, murdered near the Wyoming-Utah line in 1939, isn’t quite buried. ​Decades later, men from an FDR CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camp cling to strands of hair.

CONFESSIONS OF AN INNOCENT MAN by David R. Dow: A thrillingly suspenseful debut novel, and a fierce howl of rage that questions the true meaning of justice. When an Austin billionaire is murdered, her husband, Rafael Zhettah, the son of poor Mexican immigrants, is sent to death row, only to have DNA evidence vindicate him six years later, spurring him to take revenge on the people that ruined his life. A first novel.

COME AND GET ME by August Norman: An intrepid journalist confronts a small town’s dark secrets in Come and Get Me, a breakneck thriller for fans of Tess Gerritsen and Julia Keller. After being invited back to campus to receive an honorary degree, journalist Caitlin Bergman investigates the disappearance of a student where she uncovers dark secrets in an idyllic Midwestern college town in the first novel of a new mystery series.

TREASON by Rick Campbell: The Russian military overthrows the president in a coup after he refuses a plan to retake Ukraine and the Baltic States leaving the U.S. scrambling to rescue the imprisoned leader and help take back control before a continental war erupts.


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the March ’19 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

March 1, 2019

Welcome to the March bookshelf of signed thrillers!

This month the International Thriller Writers have provided some superb thrillers for you to win. There are a couple of incredible debuts, lots of bestselling authors, true crime, romantic suspense, unreliable narrators and more! To enter, go to the Win Books page. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

Best of luck!

THE BLACK ASCOT by Charles Todd: An unexpected tip lands Inspector Ian Rutledge on the trail of a suspect behind a royal horse-race murder, only to find his own sanity brought into question by shocking events.

A LETHAL LEGACY by Heather Graham: Summoned to a New York island by his father’s mysterious death, an FBI agent teams up with a compelling local to investigate a present-day killer.

MY LOVELY WIFE by Samantha Downing: A seemingly typical suburban husband discloses the secret ways that his wife of 15 years and he keep their marriage alive and chase away domestic boredom by orchestrating creative ways to get away with murder. A first novel.

THE FIFTH DOCTRINE by Karen Robards: Offered her freedom in exchange for a dangerous undercover assignment, master manipulator Bianca St. Ives poses as an elite hacker to feed strategic misinformation to North Korea’s tyrannical regime.

BLOOD OATH by Linda Fairstein: A key witness’ revelation about a sexual assault at the hands of a prominent official is complicated by rumors about a colleague’s abusive conduct and another associate’s violent, mysterious collapse.

THE PERFECT ALIBI by Phillip Margolin: Two rape cases at the same bar are complicated by a prominent athlete’s threats, baffling DNA evidence, suspicious attacks on case lawyers and a D.A.’s resolve to prosecute a killing in self-defense.

AND EVERY WORD IS TRUE by Gary McAvoy: Sixty years after news of the 1959 Clutter murders took the world stage, “And Every Word Is True” pulls back the curtain for a suspenseful encore to the true story of “In Cold Blood.”

HOUSE ON FIRE by Bonnie Kistler: Believing in the strength of their blended family, a couple is horrified when the son of one is charged in the drunk-driving death of the other’s daughter, triggering a manslaughter trial that is rocked by conflicting accounts.

BLOOD ORANGE by Harriet Tyce: A young lawyer’s idyllic family life and blossoming career is upended by a murder case involving a questionable confession and the lawyer’s toxic affair with a manipulative senior partner. A first novel.

YOU OWE ME A MURDER by Eileen Cook: Stuck on a class trip to London with her unfaithful ex and his new girlfriend, 17-year-old Kim imparts her woes to a good-humored stranger only to find herself set up for her ex’s murder and blackmailed into committing another.


You can win autographed copies of these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Penguin Random House books for giveaway were provided by the publisher. #PRHpartner

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!