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Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda: Giveaway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 21, 2017
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Best Day Ever by Kaira RoudaBest Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


Thanks to Ann-Marie Nieves of Get Red PR, I am giving away one print copy of Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda.

Description Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? 

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life. 

Praise Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


“A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.” –Publishers Weekly

“…it was completely addicting. It will be a Bets On pick. Those who loved THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (another Bets On title) will want to take note of this one.” –Carol Fitzgerald, BookReport.com

“Chilling, satisfying suspense…it will cost you sleep as you race through the pages.”-Good Housekeeping

About Kaira RoudaBest Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. Novels include ALL THE DIFFERENCE, HERE, HOME, HOPE, IN THE MIROR and THE GOODBYE YEAR. Her modern romance novels are set on beaches, including the Indigo Island series and the Laguna Beach series, also its own Kindle World. 

She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @KairaRouda; and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more please visit http://www.kairarouda.com/.

Giveaway Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda


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Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor: Giveaway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 19, 2017
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Nadya's War by C.S. TaylorNadya’s War by C.S. Taylor


Thanks to Sydney Mathieu of JKS Communications, I am giving away one print copy of Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor.

Description Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor


Nadezdah “Little Boar” Buzina, a young pilot with the Red Army’s 586th all-female fighter regiment, dreams of becoming an ace. Those dreams shatter when a dogfight leaves her severely burned and the sole survivor from her flight.

For the latter half of 1942, she struggles against crack Luftwaffe pilots, a vengeful political commissar, and a new addiction to morphine, all the while questioning her worth and purpose in a world beyond her control. It’s not until the Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad that she finds her unlikely answers, and they only come after she’s saved her mortal enemy’s life and fallen in love with the one who nearly kills her.

Praise Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor


“On the whole, however, the characters are well drawn, and their arcs move in unexpected directions…A compelling, female-centric combat tale involving Russians and Nazis.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Nadya’s War tells the riveting story of a young woman’s journey as an ace fighter pilot in World War II, illuminating a long neglected chapter of history. Taylor provides a rich, engrossing narrative.” – Best Selling Author Gregory A. Freeman, THE FORGOTTEN 500

“A dangerous aerial ballet of love, hate, pain and discovery, Nadya’s War takes the reader into skies that few have visited. This is a fresh book with twists and surprises throughout.” – Best Selling Author LtCol (Ret) Jay A. Stout, HELL’S ANGELS

About C.S. TaylorNadya's War by C.S. Taylor


C.S. Taylor is a former Marine and avid fencer (saber for the most part, foil and epee are tolerable). He enjoys all things WWII, especially perfecting his dog fighting skills inside virtual cockpits, and will gladly accept any P-38 Lightnings anyone might wish to bestow upon him. He’s also been known to run a kayak through white water now and again.

Giveaway Nadya’s War by C.S. Taylor


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Crows of Beara by Julie Christine JohnsonCrows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


Thanks to the author, Julie Christine Johnson, I am giving away one print copy of Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson.

Description Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


Along the windswept coast of Ireland, a woman discovers the landscape of her own heart..

When Annie Crowe travels from Seattle to a small Irish village to promote a new copper mine, her public relations career is hanging in the balance. Struggling to overcome her troubled past and a failing marriage, Annie is eager for a chance to rebuild her life.

Yet when she arrives on the remote Beara Peninsula, Annie learns that the mine would encroach on the nesting ground of an endangered bird, the Red-billed Chough, and many in the community are fiercely protective of this wild place. Among them is Daniel Savage, a local artist battling demons of his own, who has been recruited to help block the mine.

Despite their differences, Annie and Daniel find themselves drawn toward each other, and, inexplicably, they begin to hear the same voice–a strange, distant whisper of Gaelic, like sorrow blowing in the wind.

Guided by ancient mythology and challenged by modern problems, Annie must confront the half-truths she has been sent to spread and the lies she has been telling herself. Most of all, she must open her heart to the healing power of this rugged land and its people.

Beautifully crafted with environmental themes, a lyrical Irish setting, and a touch of magical realism, The Crows of Beara is a breathtaking novel of how the nature of place encompasses everything that we are.

Praise Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


“As Johnson’s wounded, good-hearted characters sort inner truths along the mystical Irish coast, the personal decisions and missteps they make have consequences that reach around the world. A captivating tale of our yearning to belong and the importance of following this ancient call.” —Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of THE FAR END OF HAPPY and THE ART OF FALLING

“Like Ireland itself, The Crows of Beara pulls at something deep inside the reader and won’t let go. In this captivating and thoughtful novel, the enchantment of Ireland heals two damaged souls and reminds all of us that no matter how dark life may be at times, there is always hope.” –Kelli Estes, USA Today bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK

“You don’t have to love rain or Guinness or wild, windswept coasts to be seduced by the delicate intermingling of Irish mythology, environmentalism, and love that are entangled at the heart of this novel; the juxtaposition with darker, harder truths of grief and addiction create a rich and reflective resonance. From France to Ireland, across centuries and oceans…where will this author take us next?” —Jenny Williams, author of THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES

About Julie Christine JohnsonCrows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


Julie Christine Johnson’s short stories and essays have appeared in journals including Emerge Literary Journal; Mud Season Review; Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim; Cobalt; and River Poets Journal. Her work has also appeared in the print anthologies Stories for Sendai; Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers; and Three Minus One: Stories of Love and Loss. She holds undergraduate degrees in French and psychology and a master’s in international affairs. Julie leads writing workshops and seminars and offers story/developmental editing and writer coaching services. 

Named a “standout debut” by Library Journal, “very highly recommended” by Historical Novels Review, and “delicate and haunting, romantic and mystical” by bestselling author Greer Macallister, Julie’s debut novel In Another Life (Sourcebooks) went into a second printing three days after its February 2016 release. A hiker, yogi, and swimmer, Julie makes her home in northwest Washington state.

Giveaway Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


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