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Bones Of The Past by  Craig MunroBones Of The Past by  Craig Munro



Thanks to Angela Melamud of Inkshares, I am giving away one print copy of Bones of the Past by Craig Munro.

Description of Bones Of The Past by Craig Munro



Book 1 of the new series: ‘The Books of Dust and Bones’.

The Night Guard walk the streets of the old kingdom of Bialta seeking out threats that are beyond the abilities of the common soldier. Nial is one such threat a girl changed into something other and on the hunt for human souls. Salt, a sailor recently rescued by the Night Guard, has been inducted into their ranks. He s a quick study, but as new threats multiply all around them, will he have what it takes to survive? 

Bialta is not alone in its woes. Sacral, a city that vanished in the distant past, has reappeared where it once stood at the heart of the Wastes. Like many of Sacral s people, Maura is content living a quiet life, ignoring the outside world. But she finds herself desperately fighting to save her home as war comes to the city returned.

Meanwhile, across the Great Desert, creatures are stirring. Carver, the last living master of the magic known as fleshcarving, has won the support of the tyrant of Tolrahk Esal. Together they will unleash his twisted creations to sweep across the land and forever disrupt the balance of power. 

In this epic tale, there is no good and evil. Armies march, demons feed, and deities unleash their powers on a world that will never be the same.”

Praise for Bones Of The Past by Craig Munro


“Richly imagined, written with great pace and fluency, and bursting with ideas. Craig Munro is a gifted storyteller.” —Alan Campbell, bestselling author of the Deepgate codex series

“Many fantasy tropes were slain and harmed in the making of this book. Munro dismembers the Hero’s Journey and reanimates it in the true fashion of a mad wizard.” —Rick Heinz, author of The Seventh Age

“This book will kick blood-spattered sand in your eyes, slip its serrated blade around your back, and ravage all your usual expectations of the dark fantasy genre.” —Joseph Asphahani, author of The Animal in Man

About Craig MunroBones Of The Past by  Craig Munro


Craig A. Munro has worked in a variety of fields, including government, language instruction, tech blogging, and construction—all while completing a couple of years of med school at the University of Nice and eventually earning a BSc from the University of Ottawa (yes, in that order).

He has lived in countries across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East and has recently returned to Ottawa, Canada, where he pushes paper for the federal government. The Bones of the Past is his first novel.

Giveaway of Bones Of The Past by Craig Munro


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Institute by Vincent BijloInstitute by Vincent Bijlo


Thanks to Bernadette Jansen of Holland Park Press, I am giving away one print copy of Institute by Vincent Bijlo.

Description of  Institute by Vincent Bijlo


Translated from the Dutch by Susan Ridder. THE INSTITUTE is a beautifully written boarding school novel about a boy who is searching for his identity and a sense of security. It is both hilarious and moving, and paints a frank picture of the 1970s, when ‘everything had to be tried out.’

Otto Iking is an outsider, at home as well as at the boarding school for the blind, but he is also an observer. Otto looks at the world around him with an unpitying sense of humour.

He observes the other children as well as the carers and teachers, who aim to prepare their pupils for the able-bodied world which ‘can be very tough.’

He discovers his feelings for Sonia, a fellow student, and he makes plans for a rescue mission to liberate hostages in the notorious Moluccan hijacking case in Bovensmilde.

But most of all, he wants to escape from the institution for the blind to a school for sighted children. Otto doesn’t want sympathy. He can see a future: working for the radio.

In short, a novel about a boy with remarkable powers of observation. 

About Vincent Bijlo


Institute by Vincent Bijlo

(C) Jurjen Alkema

Vincent Bijlo is a Dutch stand-up comedian, columnist, musician and author. Many appearances on TV, radio and in the theatre have made him a household name in the Netherlands. He is a columnist for one of the Dutch national newspapers

Dutch publishing house De Arbeiderspers published his four novels: Het instituut in 1998, Achttienhoog in 2001, De woordvoerder in 2003 and De Ottomaanse herder in 2009.

In April 2017 Holland Park Press reissued his first novel in Dutch together with the English translation The Institute.

Vincent Bijlo was born blind.

Giveaway of Institute by Vincent Bijlo


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Bitter Season (Kovac and Liska #5) by Tami HoagBitter Season (Kovac and Liska #5) by Tami Hoag


Thanks to Abby Endler of Dutton, I am giving away one print copy of Bitter Season by Tami Hoag.

Description of Bitter Season by Tami Hoag


Every family has a secret. Theirs will chill you to the core. 

#1  New York Times Bestselling author Tami Hoag returns to the bestselling series of her career with a Kovac and Liska case that will delight fans and new readers alike.

A murder from the past. A murder from the present. And a life that was never meant to be… As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. 

Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki’s absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam’s wardrobe. Sam is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a middle-aged husband and wife bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Nikki’s case, the unsolved murder of a family man, community leader, and decorated sex crimes detective for the Minneapolis PD, is less of a distraction: Twenty years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away.

On the other end of the spectrum, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. Little does she know that a danger from her past is stalking her perfect present. A danger powerful enough to pull in both Kovac and Liska and destroy the perfect life she was never meant to have.

Praise for Bitter Season by Tami Hoag


“This tense psychological thriller shows Hoag at the top of her game.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Hoag has a gift for creating dynamic suspense, three-dimensional characters, and sharp dialogue. Newcomers and fans alike will find this fast-moving police procedural intensely satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly

“Hoag’s genius as a writer is evident from the start… THE BITTER SEASON is all you expect in a Tami Hoag novel and more. It is a best seller for all the right reasons,” and New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen described THE BITTER SEASON as “Authentic, dark, and intense, this is a portrait of flawed characters on both sides of the law that will surprise you and make you laugh as you double-lock your doors.”- Huffington Post

About Tami Hoag


Bitter Season (Kovac and Liska #5) by Tami Hoag

(C) Jan Cobb

Tami Hoag is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. There are more than forty million copies of her books in print in more than thirty languages. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in Florida.

Giveaway of Bitter Season by Tami Hoag


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