Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza

From the breakthrough international bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice, a breathtaking, page-turning novel about a disgraced female detective’s fight for redemption. And survival…

Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly turned into a nightmare. Traumatized, betrayed, and publicly vilified for the shocking circumstances surrounding the cannibal murder case, Kate could only watch as her career ended in scandal.

Fifteen years after those catastrophic events, Kate is still haunted by the unquiet ghosts of her troubled past. Now a lecturer at a small coastal English university, she finally has a chance to face them. A copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle, continuing the ghastly work of his idol.

Enlisting her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate draws on her prodigious and long-neglected skills as an investigator to catch a new monster. Success promises redemption, but there’s much more on the line: Kate was the original killer’s intended fifth victim…and his successor means to finish the job.

Cowboy the F Up! How to be a Real Man in Today's World. by Don Bendell

Enter for a chance to win 1 copy out of 100 being given away of Cowboy the F Up How to be a Real Man in Today's World. This book is for men and women and is a fun, funny, dramatic, romantic, heart-wrenching, and exciting memoir, as well as a self help book about the 5 types of men, and what makes them most desirable to women. It helps men learn to be a real man, a complete man, and helps women see how to pick winners instead of losers. Best of luck and visit the Don Bendell author page on Goodreads to check out my other 29 books. For both of us, Blessings, Don Bendell

Misfit Mage by Michael Taggart

He went searching for a fresh start. He didn’t expect to find unusual friends, fierce enemies, and primal powers.

Jason thought that it was the end of his life after being attacked and hunted by a band of ruthless thugs. Instead, he taped into the source of creation and emerged from his Death Experience with magical powers.

Rescued by a mountain troll and a battle mage, he become part of an unlikely group of housemates, defending a mystical old mansion from those who want to destroy it. Joined by a cheerful granny, an incubus who is entirely too attractive, and a tiny fierce kitten, Jason finds a new sense of belonging and purpose.

The band of misfits are on the losing side of the mage war until Jason discovers the rules of magic are not as set in stone as they appear to be. Jason has little power, but he discovers he can see magic and manipulate it at a microscopic level. What he detects begins his journey into discovering how his new powers really work, and just might be the edge they need to survive.

If you like witty dialogue, diverse characters, magic that feels real, and intense action, then you will love this LGBTQ urban fantasy.

If you like Harry Dresden or Iron Druid, or enjoy a thriller grounded in magic, then buy Misfit Mage today and step into a whole new enchanted world.

“I enjoyed the improvements in his magical path that was so different than anything else I've ever read.” - Melissa Jane

The Best Hanukkah Ever by Barbara Diamond Goldin

The Knoodle family is about to celebrate Hanukkah. They discuss what the rabbi has told them: "It is hard to give the perfect gift, one that will be treasured forever." What did the rabbi mean? Thinking they’re to give one another a gift they’d really love to have themselves, they pick names from a hat. Bubby Sadie gives Little Yekl a pickle barrel. Mama Pearl gives Papa Jack a straw hat with yellow daisies—something she has wanted her whole life! And so it goes. No one is happy...until the rabbi arrives and with Little Yekl’s help, straightens things out. Then they all celebrate "the best Hanukkah ever!" Avi Katz’s illustrations rendered in digital media bring this endearing story about holiday miscommunication to a proper conclusion.

The Witches' Hollow by S.A. Scarlet

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 Kindle copies of The Witches' Hollow, the debut novel of author S.A. Scarlet! See description below:

Death. Despair. Sin. Seduction. These are but a few of the things that await Arthur Montesque in the town of Lost Hollow. A town where terror stalks the surrounding forest, as much as the terror of Arthur’s past stalks his dreams. A place where evil radiates with a hellish red glow that stains the night sky. In Lost Hollow, Arthur will have to confront the horror of his past, while those about him plot his downfall, and not all is as it seems. All Hallow’s Eve fast approaches, and with it, Arthur’s doom, unless he can uncover the truths hidden within Lost Hollow and within himself…

For the winners I truly hope that you enjoy the novel. Thanks so much for reading it! Please leave a review and help a new author out!

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S.A. Scarlet

Adjustments by Will Willingham

Enter to win one signed copy of Adjustments: A Novel, by Will Willingham.

By turns thoughtful and hilarious (even, inexplicably, both at the same time), this deeply Midwestern book quietly unfolds a vision for how to navigate in a world where we can’t always resolve things.

It begins with an old man's call to the insurance company to get a minor house repair covered. Once the adjuster shows up, a journey both tender and tough is set in motion.

As much as the characters have a relationship with poetry and story (and they do), it is also a profound book about naming both the things that have held us back and the things we want, to move us forward.

Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Enter for a chance to win one of two signed editions of "Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making" from Andrew Peterson. This book is designed to help anyone in their quest for creativity.

Andrew is the bestselling author of the YA/Middle-reader fiction series "The Wingfeather Saga" and an award-winning musician.

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Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can’t be done alone.

Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive-produced a film—all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal. He’s stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet has continually encountered the grace of God through an encouraging family, a Christ-centered community of artists in the church, and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts.

While there are many books about writing, none deal first-hand with the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, and vocation, along with nuts-and-bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity. In Adorning the Dark, Andrew describes six principles for the writing life:

serving the work
serving the audience
selectivity
discernment
discipline
and community

Mercy Road by Ann Howard Creel

Inspired by the true story of the World War I American Women’s Hospital, Mercy Road is a novel about love, courage, and a female ambulance driver who risks everything.

In 1917, after Arlene Favier’s home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. If she doesn’t succeed, they will all be impoverished. Job opportunities are scarce, but then a daring possibility arises: the American Women’s Hospital needs ambulance drivers to join a trailblazing, all-female team of doctors and nurses bound for war-torn France.

On the front lines, Arlene and her fellow ambulance drivers work day and night to aid injured soldiers and civilians. In between dangerous ambulance runs, Arlene reunites with a childhood friend, Jimmy Tucker, now a soldier, who opens her heart like no one before. But she has also caught the attention of Felix Brohammer, a charismatic army captain who harbors a dark, treacherous secret.

To expose Brohammer means risking her family’s future and the promise of love. Arlene must make a choice: stay in the safety of silence or take the greatest chance of her life.