Unfettered Journey by Gary F. Bengier

Unfettered Journey by Gary F. BengierNEW SPECULATIVE FICTION NOVEL EXPLORES THE INDIVIDUAL’S QUEST FOR PURPOSE IN A RICHLY IMAGINED AI FUTURE.
Unfettered Journey—A love and adventure story with a philosophical perspective-—

I’m giving away 100 Kindle copies of my new book, Unfettered Journey, just released on Labor Day. This speculative fiction novel explores the individual’s quest for purpose in a richly imagined AI future. It is a love and adventure story with a philosophical perspective.

Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit. He travels to a small college to progress his quest, but instead finds love, a secret plot by unjust forces, and the answers to his fundamental questions—the nature of the conscious mind and free will. Join the journey.

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Categories: wonder-woman

Find Me in Havana by Serena Burdick

Find Me in Havana by Serena BurdickEnter to win 1 of 20 Advanced Reader Copies of Find Me in havana by Serena Burdick!

The dazzling true story of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated Hispanic actresses and her daughter’s search for answers.

Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration—from Havana to New York’s Copacabana and then Hollywood—becomes the one true accomplishment no one can take from her. Not the 1933 Cuban Revolution that drove her family into poverty. Not the revolving door of husbands and the fickle world of film. Not even the tragic devastation of Castro’s revolution that rained down on her loved ones.

Thirty years later, her young adult daughter, Nina Rodriguez, is blindsided by her mother’s mysterious, untimely death. Seeking answers no one else wants to hear, the grieving Nina navigates the troubling, opulent memories of their life together and discovers how much Estelita sacrificed to live the American dream on her own terms.

Based on true events and exclusive interviews with the real Nina Rodriguez, Find Me in Havana weaves two unforgettable voices into one extraordinary journey that explores the unbreakable bond between mother and child, and the ever-changing landscape of self-discovery.

Categories
Cultural Heritage, Family Life Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

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Categories: woodwork

Don't Look by Alexandra Ivy

Don't Look by Alexandra IvyEnter for your chance to win a copy of DON'T LOOK by Alexandra Ivy!

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IF YOU'RE ON HIS LIST
A woman's naked body is discovered, cold and pale as the surrounding snow--except for the crimson scarf around her neck. The weeks that follow bring more victims and evidence of a terrifying pattern. The killer has a list. And every woman on it will get what she deserves...

YOU'RE AS GOOD
Dr. Lynne Gale followed in her father's footsteps to become a vet in Pike, Wisconsin. For years, she's had little contact with Kir Jansen, son of the town's late sheriff. Suddenly he's back, insisting that Lynne's in danger. She can't believe anyone would target her, but someone is hunting the women of Pike, savoring every last moment.

AS DEAD
Kir hoped that his father's frantic calls about a serial killer were just an old man's delusions. But the body count doesn't lie. In this quiet town, a monster stalks and kills. And soon, Lynne's will be the last name on his list...

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Categories: prostitution

The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar**ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN AN EARLY FINISHED COPY OF THE THIRTY NAMES OF NIGHT!**

By the author of THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS, a 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist, comes a stunning new novel that is "a vivid exploration of loss, art, queer and trans communities, and the persistence of history." - R.O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries

Five years after a suspicious fire killed his ornithologist mother, a closeted Syrian American trans boy spends his days cooped up in his grandmother’s apartment as her sole caretaker. The only time he feels truly free is when he slips out at night to paint murals on buildings in the once-thriving neighborhood of Little Syria. One night, he enters an abandoned house and finds the tattered journal of a Syrian American artist named Laila Z, who dedicated her career to painting the birds of North America. She mysteriously disappeared more than 60 years before but her journal contains proof that both Laila Z encountered the same rare bird the boy’s mother had been searching for before her death. In fact, Laila Z’s past is intimately tied to his mother’s—and his grandmother’s—in ways he never could have expected. Even more surprising, Laila Z’s story reveals the histories of queer and transgender people within his own community that he never knew.

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Categories: italy

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson“Wholly engrossing, exquisitely researched, and so timely. Sadeqa Johnson brings a fresh telling to a story we think we already know, making it beautifully relatable and human. Riveting and suspenseful, I highly recommend this novel.” —Kathleen Grissom New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House

This harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.

Born on a plantation in Charles City Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a privileged life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the plantation’s medicine woman, and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

Freedom on her eighteenth birthday has been promised to her, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known and unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous “Devil’s Half-Acre,” a jail where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day in Richmond, Virginia. There Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailor’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive Pheby will have to outwit him but soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.

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Categories: chick-lit

A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh

A Broken Bone by Melinda LeighThe mysterious death of a local teen leads to a hunt for a killer in the sixth Widow’s Island novella by #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

On Widow’s Island, the secrets are dark…and everybody has one. So when Deputy Tessa Black responds to a call about an explosion in a quiet neighborhood, she gets more than she bargained for: the body of a teen who went missing weeks ago.

Until recently, Gavin was living in a reputable foster home. But now that he is found dead—Tessa can’t help but wonder if sinister forces are at play. Who would want to hurt him, and why?

With the help of her partner, Park Ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa tries desperately to decipher what happened to Gavin before another life is cut short. Someone on Widow’s Island knows the explosive truth. Will Tessa find the answers she needs before someone else turns up dead?

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Categories: zen

On the Wings of Hope by Ella Zeiss

On the Wings of Hope by Ella ZeissAs World War II draws to a close, can two young people find love, hope—and freedom?

February 1942: Terrifying reports of the Wehrmacht’s advance across the Soviet Union spread like wildfire, striking new fear into the already oppressed German families living there.

Harri Pfeiffer, now sixteen, is summoned to the forced labour camp in Chelyabinsk. With men around him dying by the hundreds, every day is a fight for survival in a world plagued with despair.

Three years later, with the war finally over, Yvo Scholz arrives in Chelyabinsk, desperate for news of her brother, who was also last seen being dispatched to the labour camp. Still uncertain of the fate of her father, it takes all Yvo’s unshakeable courage to build a new life for herself while she waits for hope to return.

When their paths intersect, Harri and Yvo find a connection they never thought possible. But faced with hostility and discrimination, do they dare to dream they will one day be free—together?

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Categories: urban-studies