THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN by Teri Wilson

December 4, 2018

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Well, happy birthday to me! I love when my birthday falls on a Tuesday because then I feel like all the good books published that day are my gifts, and this one made a terrific present. (Feel free to call me silly but that is truly how I feel.) And a bonus: it can be your present, too! You can win a copy of this book, read on for all the details. Plus find out the inspiration for this book from Teri Wilson herself!


Charlotte Gorman is a grade school librarian and an identical twin. Her twin sister, Ginny, is a beauty queen like their deceased mother was. Ginny invites Charlotte to hang out at the swanky Orlando resort where the Miss American Treasure pageant is being held, but shortly after she arrives, Ginny has a terrible allergic reaction that would preclude her from competing – unless her twin will take her place.

For identical twins, these women are as different as night and day; Charlotte is the stereotypical dowdy librarian while Ginny is a glamazon. Nevertheless, Charlotte acquiesces in the name of sisterhood, meets and falls for one of the judges, and almost brings the pageant down.

This is a charming story with a lot of laughs and a warm, heartfelt ending. Reid (Royally Wed) also writes Hallmark Channel movies so do not be surprised if this book ends up there, obvious comparisons to The Parent Trap and Miss Congeniality notwithstanding. This is fast paced chick-lit that is sure to appeal to fans of Meg Cabot, Stephanie Evanovich, and Rainbow Rowell.

©Library Journal, 2018.

12/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN by Teri Wilson. Gallery Books (December 4, 2018). ISBN 978-1501197604. 304p.

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From Teri Wilson:

I first got the idea for The Accidental Beauty Queen last summer when I served as a judge at the national Miss United States pageant, which is the pageant featured in Miss Congeniality. It’s an actual thing! Who knew?

I’d never participated in a pageant in any way before, although I always watched them on television when I was a little girl. The directors of Miss United States are big Hallmark Channel fans, and several of my books have been made into Hallmark movies so they reached out and asked if I would be interested in being their “celebrity” judge. My answer was an immediate yes…so long as they let me try on the crown. (I mean, come on. How could I not?)

I knew before I even got there that I’d end up wanting to write something set at a pageant, so I was on the lookout for inspiration. During the judges’ interviews, I met a contestant who told me she was an identical twin. When I asked if her twin sister was there to support her, she said, “Yes, she’s right out in the hallway. But if you saw us together side-by-side you’d never know we’re identical twins. She’s a real tomboy.” That was all the inspiration I needed.

I like to describe the book as Miss Congeniality meets Parent Trap. I had more fun writing it than any other project I’ve worked on. But it’s more than a pageant book or even a romance. It’s really about two sisters rediscovering their connection after a lifetime of pulling away from each other. And of course it’s about inner beauty with a big dose of women’s empowerment. I can’t wait for readers to get their hands on it!

About the Author:

Teri Wilson is the author/creator of the Hallmark Channel Original Movies Unleashing Mr. Darcy, Marrying Mr. Darcy, and The Art of Us, as well as a fourth Hallmark movie currently in development. Teri is a double finalist in the prestigious 2018 RWA RITA awards for her novels The Princess Problem and Royally Wed. Teri also writes an offbeat fashion column for the royal blog What Would Kate Do and is a frequent guest contributor for its sister site, Meghan’s Mirror. She’s been a contributor for both HelloGiggles and Teen Vogue, covering books, pop culture, beauty, and everything royal. In 2017, she served as a national judge for the Miss United States pageant in Orlando, Florida, and has since judged in the Miss America system. She has a major weakness for cute animals, pretty dresses, Audrey Hepburn films, and good books. Visit her at TeriWilson.net or on Twitter @TeriWilsonAuthr.


To win a copy of The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson, please send an email to contest@gmail.com with “BEAUTY QUEEN” as the subject.

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

All entries must be received by December 31, 2018. 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 SIMON & SCHUSTER|GALLERY BOOKS.

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Win the December ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

December 1, 2018

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Welcome to the December bookshelf of signed thrillers! Can you believe this year is almost over? Hope you’ve read lots of good books!

I am shocked to say that this month will be 20 years since I started writing about books online. The first few years I had a Geocities site (remember that?) and then my husband purchased me the bookbitch.com domain as a birthday gift and the rest, as they say, is history. If you are curious to see some of the changes over the years, check out the Wayback Machine! They go back to 2001 and there are 300 saved pages. I hope you’ll take a walk into my past and let me know what you think in the comments.

To close out the year, there are lots of terrific books to win from bestsellers to debuts. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

VERSES FOR THE DEAD by Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildForced to work with a partner after organizational changes at the FBI’s New York field office, infamous maverick agent Pendergast teams up with junior agent Coldmoon on a grisly serial murder case on Miami Beach.

FINAL SHADOWS by Kay HooperA Guardian, John Brodie must keep Tasha Solomon, who has psychic abilities not even she is aware of that could save the very world around her, safe from those who would give virtually all they possess to destroy her. 

LIARS’ PARADOX by Taylor Stevens: Trying to lead normal lives, 26-year-old twins Jack and Jill, who were raised to deceive—and to kill—are drawn into a twisted game when their mother goes missing, pitting them against the CIA, KGB and a network of trained assassins—all of whom want them dead.

THE MALTA ESCAPE by Chris Kuzneski: Payne and Jones refuse to back down as they try to locate one of the most important treasures of antiquity, while battling one of the world’s most dangerous criminals in a deadly fight to the finish.

FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME by Laurie R. King, ed.: A follow-up to Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes features stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon and includes contributions by such authors as Peter S. Beagle, Gregg Hurwitz and F. Paul Wilson.

THE BLUE by Nancy BilyeauIn eighteenth century England, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities. Go deep into England’s emerging industrial heartlands, learn about porcelain but also about the art of industrial espionage.

THE CLINCHER by Lisa PrestonRainy Dale tracks down her childhood horse in small-town Oregon and stays to build a life as a farrier, but when a client is murdered and a farrier’s tool is found near the body, Rainy must uncover the real killer’s identity to prove her innocence.

ABSINTHE WITHOUT LEAVE by Carole Nelson Douglas:He’s BACK! After completing his 28-book epic Alphabet-titled series, , feline PI Midnight Louie has snagged a savvy new gal partner, Delilah Street, paranormal PI fresh from a version of Louie’s Vegas that gives Oz a run for its money.

AVENUE OF REGRETS by R. J. PineiroThe director of a shelter for battered women discovers a sex-trafficking conspiracy tied to the seven-year-old tragic deaths of his wife and infant son.

HEARTS OF THE MISSING by Carol Potenza: A prize-winning debut novel follows the experiences of Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews, who investigates a personally relevant case involving the serial murders of genetic members of the Fire-Sky tribe by a killer who also deliberately violates spiritual laws. A first 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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the November ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

November 1, 2018

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Welcome to the November bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of terrific books to win this month from bestsellers to debuts. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

YOU DON’T OWN ME by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke: Asked by the parents of a celebrity doctor to feature their son’s case on “Under Suspicion,” television producer Laurie Moran dives into the case, placing herself in the path of a mysterious stalker.

LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE by Janet EvanovichWhen three consecutive managers from a famous deli go missing, leaving no clues behind but a single shoe each, latest manager Stephanie Plum navigates Lula’s theories about alien abductions to avoid becoming the next victim.

MURDER SHE WROTE: MANUSCRIPT FOR MURDER by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land: When an FBI investigation into possible financial malfeasance leads to the apparent suicide of her longtime publisher, Jessica Fletcher begins an investigation that centers on a mysterious missing manuscript.

FIND ME GONE by Sarah Meuleman: A successful fashion magazine columnist investigates the mysterious disappearances of Agatha Christie, Barbara Follett and Virginia Woolf before endeavoring to figure out what happened to a friend who went missing during their teen years.

SILENT SCREAM by Karen Harper: Assisting a college roommate at a Florida peat bog archaeological dig where long-buried bodies have been discovered perfectly preserved, forensic psychologist Claire Britten uncovers clues pointing to her criminal lawyer husband’s murder case.

HIGH CRIMES by Libby Fischer HellmannHow do you solve a murder when there are 42,000 suspects?  That’s the task facing Chicago PI Georgia Davis, hired to hunt down those behind the assassination of Resistance leader Dena Baldwin at a demonstration fourteen months after the 2016 election.

WE, THE JURY by Robert Rotstein: Follows the fictional trial of a man who killed his wife with an ax on the eve of their twenty-first wedding anniversary as the jurors sort through conflicting and even more startling evidence against the central figures involved.

THIEVES by Steven Max Russo: Esmeralda works for a housecleaning service during the day and as a restaurant hostess at night. It isn’t long before Esmeralda finds herself trapped by both circumstance and greed, forced to try and defend herself against one of her partners in crime, who she quickly discovers is far more dangerous than she ever thought possible.


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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the October ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

October 1, 2018

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Welcome to the October bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of terrific books to win this month from bestsellers to debuts. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

THE 7 ½ DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE by Stuart Turton: Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse, in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

UNDER MY SKIN by Lisa Unger: After the murder of her husband, Poppy spirals into grief and loses her memory of what happened immediately after his death, but just when Poppy begins to move on from the unsolved murder she senses someone is following her.

THE REAL LOLITA by Sarah Weinman: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World: A true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner details the crime itself and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel, “Lolita.”

AN EASY DEATH by Charlaine HarrisGuiding two wizards through the magic-wary country of Texoma, a gunslinger navigating the Great Depression in the wake of FDR’s assassination searches for a low-level magician who may be able to save the tsar in this alternate history.

HOLY GHOST by John Sandford: When the mayor of Pinion, Minnesota tries to turn his small town into a religious shrine, his plan is interrupted by the discovery of a dead body.

TRUST BUT VERIFY by Karna Small Bodman: A shadowy group of Russian oligarchs all want the Director of the White House Office of Homeland Security dead.

THE BLUE KINGFISHER by Erica Wright: Kat Stone Series, Book 3: What happens when a master of disguise tries to be herself for once? If you’re private investigator Kat Stone, trouble seems to find you with or without your favorite wig.

MARDI GRAS MURDER by Ellen Byron: A Cajun Country Mystery, Book 4: When the body of a stranger shows up behind the Crozat Plantation B&B, putting a damper the Mardi Gras festivities, owner Maggie Crozat soon discovers that someone will kill to become Miss Pelican Mardi Gras Gumbo Queen after another murder occurs.

TRIMMED TO DEATH by Nancy J Cohen: The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, Book 15: Hairstylist Marla Vail enters a bake-off competition that’s a real killer when a contestant ends up dead.

NAKED TRUTH by Rick Pullen: Reporter Beck Rikki again confronts the deceptions and lies of the rich and powerful in America when he is invited to meet with the chief justice of the United States, only to have the jurist show up dead.


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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the September ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

September 1, 2018

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Welcome to the September bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of terrific books to win this month from bestsellers to debuts. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

TRUST ME by Hank Phillippi Ryan:  An unlikely alliance between an accused killer who swears she is innocent and a grieving journalist trying to rebuild her shattered life leads to a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

VOX by Christina Dalcher: Marginalized in a near-future America where the government limits women to no more than 100 spoken words daily before outlawing women’s education and employment altogether, a former doctor resolves to be heard for the sake of her daughter.

A FORGOTTEN PLACE by Charles ToddWorking in an amputee clinic in Wales, Bess Crawford advocates on behalf of disabled former soldiers who endure life-risking conditions in coal mines while trying to discern the whereabouts of a missing Army captain.

ROBERT B. PARKER’S COLORBLIND by Reed Farrel Coleman: Returning after a stint in rehab, Jesse Stone finds himself investigating a series of racially motivated crimes at the same time he takes a mysterious young man named Cole Slayton as his protâegâe.

TEN AFTER CLOSING by Jessica Bayliss: Told from alternating perspectives, teenagers Scott and Winsome are thrown into circumstances that will test their limits when they’re taken hostage at gunpoint in a cafâe and must come up with an escape plan or they may not live to see morning.

UNDER A DARK SKY by Lori Rader-Day: A grieving widow tackles her phobias during a week-long stay at a dark-sky park, where a college reunion is marred by murder.

WALK A CROOKED LINE by Susan McBride:In the follow-up to the #1 Kindle bestseller Walk into Silence, a young girl takes her own life. But what—or who—drove her to it?

HUSK by Dave Zeltserman:  Charlie is a Husker on the prowl in New Hampshire when he falls in love with one of them: a girl named Jill. He leaves the cannibalistic Husk clan, but it’s more difficult and dangerous than Charlie foresees. He must find the secret to ending his terrible cravings, before it kills him and everything he has grown to love first.

POUGHKEEPSIE SHUFFLE by Dietrich KalteisTo win over the girl of his dreams, Jeff Nichols succumbs to the lure of easy (dirty) money in this crime caper set in the 80s.

RED WAR by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills: When the terminally ill Russian president launches a massive campaign that threatens millions of lives, Mitch Rapp is dispatched by the CIA to prevent an all-consuming war.


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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the August ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

August 1, 2018

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Welcome to the August bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of terrific books to win this month from bestsellers to debuts. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

PIECES OF HER by Karin Slaughter:  The daughter of a woman who has wanted nothing more than a quiet life in her small beachside home embarks on a desperate search for answers when she discovers the explosive truth about her mother’s true identity.

SPYMASTER by Brad Thor: When a secret organization begins attacking diplomats throughout Europe at the same time a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath works without his mentor to prevent an all-out war.

TAILSPIN by Sandra Brown: Hired to deliver a mysterious box to a fogbound Georgia town, daredevil pilot Rye Mallett is targeted by saboteurs and law enforcement before teaming up with an attractive but suspicious doctor to determine the box’s significance.

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by David Bell: When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep, saying her ten-year-old daughter is missing–and he is the father–Michael, despite his skepticism about being the father, follows the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted.

AN UNWANTED GUEST by Shari Lapena: Weathering a storm that has cut them off from the outside world, the guests at a Catskills skiing lodge panic as an unknown assailant starts killing them off one by one.

OUR HOUSE by Louise Candlish:  Arriving home to find strangers moving into the prized family home she agreed to share with her ex, Fiona endures a domino effect of horrors as she discovers that her children have gone missing amid terrible revelations.

SEE ALL THE STARS by Kit Frick:  We Were Liars meets Goodbye Days in this debut YA—part love story, part suspenseful thriller— that asks: What happened thento make Ellory so broken now?

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Lisa Black:  Cleveland forensics expert Maggie Gardiner and her partner, Jack Renner, investigate after two young people turn up dead at a secure facility for juvenile offenders.

A DARK PATH by Robert E. Dunn:  Sheriff’s detective Katrina “Hurricane” Williams confronts deep-rooted hate and greed in the Missouri Ozarks in this riveting police procedural.

HOLLYWOOD ENDING by Kellye Garrett:  When publicist Lyla Davis is killed in what appears to be botched ATM robbery, actress-turned-private-investigator Dayna Anderson infiltrates Hollywood celebrity circles to ferret out the truth

WITHOUT FEAR by Col. David Hunt and R. J. Pineiro:  A team of CIA contractors chase down a tactical nuclear weapon discovered by the Taliban in Kandahar while Russian Spetsnaz and Israeli Mossad agents trigger chaos and confusion, in the second installment of the series following Without Mercy.

A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS by Linwood Barclay: Battling PTSD and depression after an accidental stumble into a murder scene, a college professor begins writing his novel on a vintage typewriter that he comes to believe is possessed and somehow linked to the crime he survived.

THE MOSCOW OFFENSIVE by Dale Brown: When the President of Russia secretly buys an air freight company to transport dangerous cargo to the United States, Brad McLanahan and the heroes of the Iron Wolf Squadron join forces with the new Alliance of Free Nations in Eastern Europe to stop the imminent attack.


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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the July ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

July 1, 2018

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Welcome to the July bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of terrific books to win this month from bestsellers to some debuts. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

GIVE ME YOUR HAND by Megan Abbott:  Distancing herself from an intense best friend who inspired her scientific ambitions before divulging a life-changing secret, Kit competes for a dream research job and finds herself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse

WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT by Sandra Block: Years after she was the victim of a brutal sexual attack, Dahlia finds a video of her assault and after finally discovering who to blame she sets out to make everyone pay.

THE DARKEST TIME OF NIGHT by Jeremy Finley: A debut novel by an award-winning Nashville investigative reporter presents the suspenseful tale of a politician’s wife whose efforts to protect her family and rescue her missing grandson ensnare her in a conspiracy involving UFO research and her own past.

THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager: An artist who witnessed the disappearance of her bunkmates at summer camp as a young girl accepts an opportunity to return to Camp Nightingale as a painting instructor and tries to discover what really happened to her friends.

CAGED by Ellison Cooper: Focusing on her research after the death of her fiancé, an FBI neuroscientist investigates the torturous murder of a senator’s daughter before discovering that her dangerously obsessed killer has abducted a second victim. A first novel.

THE FIFTH TO DIE by J. D. Barker:  While secretly continuing his pursuit of Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, Detective Porter, suspended from his latest murder investigation, becomes obsessed with finding Bishop and is led into a world darker than he could have ever imagined.

FINAL RESTING PLACE by Jonathan F. Putnam:  Twenty-nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln has spent his entire adult life running from his past—from the poverty of the dirt-floor log cabin where he was raised, from the dominion of his uneducated father, and from a failed early courtship. But now, Lincoln’s past is racing back to haunt him.


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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the June ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

June 1, 2018

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Welcome to the June bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of terrific books to win this month. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware: From the New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood! After erroneously receiving a mysterious letter about a large inheritance, Hal attends the deceased’s funeral and realizes that something is very, very wrong.

THE MOSCOW OFFENSIVE by Dale Brown: When the President of Russia secretly buys an air freight company to transport dangerous cargo to the United States, Brad McLanahan and the heroes of the Iron Wolf Squadron join forces with the new Alliance of Free Nations in Eastern Europe to stop the imminent attack.

ISLAND OF THE MAD by Laurie R. King: When a friend’s mentally unstable aunt goes missing along with a cache of jewels, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes follow leads to a 1925 Venice shaped by Mussolini’s Blackshirts, the gilded Lido set and the music of Cole Porter.

A STEEP PRICE by Robert Dugoni: Investigating the brutal murder of a young woman who had resisted an arranged marriage in favor of an education, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite navigates work dynamics that are placing her career and her life on the line

BUM DEAL by Paul Levine: Second-string linebacker turned disillusioned defense attorney Jake Lassiter finally switches teams. Appointed special prosecutor in a high-profile murder case, he vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. There’s just one problem…or maybe three: no evidence, no witness, and no body.

IN THE HUSH OF THE NIGHT by Raymond Benson  Special Agent Annie Marino investigates a human trafficking ring and finds herself in the Michigan forest with an escaped Russian woman and her neighbor, who has a relative suspected of being in the ring, as they are pursued by the ring’s murderous leaders.

THE CHATEAU by Tiffany Reisz: As the Jack-of-All-Wicked Trades for a secretive French military intelligence agency, Kingsley Boissonneault has done it all—spied, lied, and killed under orders. But his latest assignment is quite out of the ordinary. His commanding officer’s nephew has disappeared inside a sex cult, where women reign and men are their willing slaves. Or are they? It’s Kingsley’s job to find out.

THE FAIRFAX INCIDENT by Terrence McCauley: In 1933 New York City, private detective Charlie Doherty, hired by a wealthy widow to investigate her husband’s mysterious death, comes face to face with some of the most evil men in the world during his quest to find the truth.

HOW IT HAPPENED by Michael Koryta: After a troubled teen, no stranger to the law, admits to her involvement in a brutal murder, Rob Barrett, an FBI investigator and interrogator stakes his reputation on her confession only to have the information she provided prove false.


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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

 


Win the May ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

May 1, 2018

Welcome to the May bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of terrific books to win this month. More books may be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

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THE SIXTH DAY by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison A Brit in the FBI, Book 5. When several major political figures who are linked to sophisticated drone assassinations die under mysterious circumstances, the Covert Eyes team follows leads to a wealthy cybersecurity genius and descendant of Vlad the Impaler who is desperate to unlock the secret of curing his severely ill twin brother’s blood disorder.

OVERKILL by Ted Bell: When his young son is dramatically abducted from a burning ski tram in the Swiss Alps at the same time Russian leader Vladimir Putin escapes an attack on his presidential jet and goes missing, Alex Hawke recruits a group of elite soldiers and hostage experts for a rescue mission that is complicated by Putin’s plans for a triumphant return to Moscow.

WICKED RIVER by Jenny Milchman: As newlyweds Natalie and Doug Larson attempt to get away from it all on a backcountry honeymoon in the isolated Adirondack forest, a man stalks them from the shadows, threatening everything they hold dear.

BLACKOUT by Alex Segura: The new book in Alex Segura’s Pete Fernandez series, in which a cold case brings Pete back home, where he ends up in the crosshairs of a fanatical and dangerous cult leader, threatening his newfound sobriety and his life as well.

YESTERDAY’S NEWS by R.G. Belsky: Belsky introduces Clare Carlson, a journalist who became an overnight media superstar and won a Pulitzer with her coverage of the disappearance of eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin. Now, new evidence, new victims, and new suspects plunge Clare back into this sensational story—challenging every fiber of her ethical code and forcing her to confront dangerous elements and long-hidden truths from her own past.

A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE by Mariah Fredericks: A highly skilled ladies’ maid working among in the upper echelons of 1910 New York society uses her insider knowledge of her entitled employer’s family to investigate the class-driven case of her mistress’ brutally murdered playboy fiancé.

FORSAKEN by Michael McBride: When scientists at a research station in Antarctica awaken a strange and ancient organism that they are unable to control, a half-human hybrid that is still evolving is unleashed on the world and has the hunger and power to wipe out the human race.

 

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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

 


Win the April ’18 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

April 1, 2018

Welcome to the April bookshelf of signed thrillers! We got off to a slow start this month, but things will be picking up from here on out. Feel free to enter at any time, and I will add titles as they become available. Thanks to Jeffery Deaver and Lee Goldberg  for kicking things off! More books will be added throughout the month, so check back often.

To enter, go to the Win Books page.

Best of luck!

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THE CUTTING EDGE by Jeffery Deaver: Returning to New York City from their honeymoon to learn that a serial killer has been targeting couples in the process of buying engagement rings, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs discover that their target has a larger agenda than originally realized and that there is something unusual about the ring that Rhyme gave Sachs.

TRUE FICTION by Lee Goldberg: When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, best-selling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasnt an accident, forcing Ian to go on the run, pursued by assassins and a global intelligence network that wants him dead.

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL by Robert Dugoni: Born with ocular albinism, small-town eye doctor Sam Hill, who was called “Devil Boy” in his youth, must finally face a past tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown and the life he’d always known—a journey that makes him realize what truly matters.

THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS by Alex Grecian: An enigmatic hunter and his highly skilled dog track a Nazi concentration-camp administrator who has been hiding in the United States, a case that is complicated by the man’s secret ongoing work and his band of fanatical followers, who reveal a violent willingness to go to any length to protect him.

ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LIES by Peter Swanson: Devastated when his father commits suicide days before his college graduation, Harry returns to his home in Maine, where he is baffled by the increasingly sensual attentions of a mysterious woman and his own alluring stepmother, who he comes to realize are hiding dangerous secrets.

HOLD BACK THE DARK by Kay Hooper: Called in to the small North Carolina mountain town of Prosperity, where residents are acting out their nightmares and waking up the next day with no memory of their horrific acts, the Special Crimes Unit uncovers a sinister pattern that pits their most advanced skills against an unprecedented darkness.

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 to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!