Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Written in the Stars by Alexandria BellefleurEnter now for a chance to win a finished copy of Alexandra Bellefleur’s queer Bridget Jones-esque rom-com debut!

“With perfectly woven vulnerability and playfulness, Written in the Stars is a riotous and heartfelt read. I was hooked from the very first page!” — Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In a Holidaze

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The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly

The Frozen Crown by Greta  KellyEnter for a chance to win 1 of 100 galleys of book one in an exciting new fantasy duology. A princess with a powerful and dangerous secret must find a way to save her country from ruthless invaders.

“The Frozen Crown is fantasy at is best—bold, original and fiercely compelling." — Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of The Bloodprint

“A gripping, intricate tale of court intrigue with no shortage of thought-provoking questions about power, morality, and identity. Askia is a strong-willed yet vulnerable and utterly human character that will linger in readers’ hearts and minds long after they turn the final page.” — Ava Reid, author of The Wolf and the Woodsman

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Categories: chinese-literature

A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang

A Single Swallow by Ling ZhangThe eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling’s epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love.

On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II—three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It’s where they had fought—and survived—a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner’s mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu.

All that’s missing is Ah Yan—also known as Swallow—the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way.

As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan’s life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she’d been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.

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How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa ColeEnter for a chance to win the first book in Alyssa Cole's new Runaway Royals series!

When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider, and everything she was taught about being the perfect wife goes disastrously wrong.

A king must rule with an iron fist, and newly crowned King Sanyu was born perfectly fitted for the gauntlet, even if he wishes he weren’t. He agrees to take a wife as is required of him, though he doesn’t expect to actually fall in love. Even more vexing? His beguiling new queen seems to have the answers to his country’s problems—except no one will listen to her.

By day, they lead separate lives. By night, she wears the crown, and he bows to her demands in matters of politics and passion. When turmoil erupts in their kingdom and their marriage, Shanti goes on the run, and Sanyu must learn whether he has what it takes both to lead his people and to catch his queen.

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That Monster on the Block by Sue Ganz-Schmitt

That Monster on the Block by Sue Ganz-SchmittMonster is excited to see what kind of creature will move into Vampire’s old house on the block. He even starts practicing his welcome growl for the new neighbor. But when the moving truck pulls up, it’s not a greedy goblin, an ogre, or a dastardly dragon that steps out. Instead, it’s something even more terrifying than Monster could have imagined! Monster quickly rallies the other neighbors to unite against the new guy on the block. But what if the new neighbor isn’t exactly as bad as Monster thinks? Join Monster as he confronts his fears in this charming and lighthearted look at what it means to accept others who are different from us.

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The Way In by Andrea Marcellus

The Way In by Andrea MarcellusAre you ready to lose belly fat, have more energy and build confidence? Enter for a chance to win a free digital copy of celebrity trainer Andrea Marcellus’ breakthrough fitness method for busy, overwhelmed lifestyles, The Way In: 5 Winning Strategies to Lose Weight, Get Strong & Lift Your Life!

Also included in The Way In Is a free one-month VIP Membership to Andrea’s award-winning fitness app, AND/life, a companion tool for The Way In’s 6 Week Shape Up program. Free worksheets are available on www.andreamarcellus.com.

AND/life is to REAL/life. Enter now!

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Create Magic At Work by Amy Lynn Durham

Create Magic At Work by Amy Lynn DurhamEnter for a chance to win one of 88 signed copies of Create Magic At Work, by Amy Lynn Durham!

*All winners will get a FREE bookmark and a FREE Intention Setting kit that compliments an activity in the book!

Create Magic at Work fills a void for individuals who may feel isolated and exhausted from loneliness in the workplace. Connection within a team doesn't happen by accident, it happens with intention. Learn some practical rituals which elevate Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence (EQ & SQ), thereby elevating employee morale— and profitability. This magical book contains field-tested activities that leaders and coaches can utilize to ignite authentic connection with their clients, teams, or employees. The time is now to apply these practices so we can all thrive as human beings.

"I intentionally made this book feel magical and whimsical to bring a childlike play and feel back into the workplace. Please enjoy the beautiful illustrations from the magical mermaid artist Marybel Martin and the beautiful book design from Chad Beckerman." -Amy Lynn Durham

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The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life by Allen Lycka

The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life by Allen LyckaEnter to win 1/100 author signed copies of the #1 best selling Amazon book of the Great Covid Pandemic of 2020.
"This self-help book invites readers to transform their lives by embracing qualities like vulnerability, tenacity, and enthusiasm.” Kirkus Review
"These two remarkable victors have constructed a book worthy of their histories. " SPR – Self Publishing Review
"This book shows that life is not about what happens to you but how you respond to the things that happen" Seattle Book Review
"Can near-death ordeals be the catalyst for transforming your life for the better? In "The Secrets of Living a Fantastic Life", the authors share age-old truths and wisdom they discovered in their personal healing journeys. “What does not kill me makes me stronger,” and in this life-affirming book, happier and more fulfilled." — Rod Raglin, San Francisco Book Review
"This book is one of the favorites I have read this year. The cohesive storyline and the positive views are thestandout point of this book. How the story is told is a refreshing novelty" AntoneLamaria, Online Book Club Review
"The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life by Dr. Allen Lycka and Harriet Tinka is a definitive guide that will truly turn your life from a dead-end to wide open spaces where you believe anything can be achieved." – READERS FAVOURITE

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