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Dustin BeutinThanks to Maria Moloney of John Hunt Publishing, I am giving away one print copy of ‘Invisible Wounds’ by Dustin Beutin.

Description of Invisible Wounds by Dustin Beutin

In May, 2010, Special Agent Morgan Huntley learns that a close colleague has been abducted while investigating the shocking murders of two soldiers within a NATO command facility in Kabul, Afghanistan. Within days, it becomes clear that his friend’s investigation had uncovered a disturbing rumor: a group of retired U.S. Army personnel may have returned to Afghanistan to build a drug cartel, posing as defense contractors and utilizing the Army’s own logistics network.

With the clock ticking on both the case and his friend’s life, Morgan accepts an offer to volunteer for an undercover mission to Afghanistan, posing as a civilian contractor. Upon arrival, however, Morgan learns that the kidnapping is but one small piece of a wider and more dangerous puzzle. Worse, Morgan’s civilian cover story is immediately endangered when a close friend of his ex-wife becomes a key asset in his investigation.

Invisible Wounds is a riveting thriller that navigates a world of hidden agendas, brazen deceit, and costly choices. Simultaneously gripping and fast-paced it is also a meaningful consideration of the generational costs of a decade of global conflict. About Dustin Beutin

About Dustin BeutinDustin Beutin

Dustin Beutin is a native of Chicago and a fan of murky conspiracy theories. As an undergrad at Purdue University, Dustin pursued dual degrees in History and Political Science. This proved to be fertile ground for his interests in the intricacies of global events and his love of the written word. Following work with Teach for America as an elementary school teacher in Chicago, Dustin chased his creative dreams to the MFA program in Screenwriting at USC’s acclaimed School of Cinematic Arts.

Since then, he has been lured into remaining in Southern California by his lovely wife and now lives at the beach, far from the snow shovels of his beloved Windy City. Among a series of critical and scholarly attention for his portfolio of full-length screenplays, Dustin has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for his works Bataan and Washington Fog. Intrigued by the freedom of the fiction novel format, Invisible Wounds is Dustin’s first novel.

Giveaway of Invisible Wounds by Dustin Beutin

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Eliot ParkerThanks to Maria Moloney of John Hunt Publishing, I am giving away one print copy of ‘Fragile Brilliance’  by Eliot Parker.

Description of Fragile Brilliance by Eliot Parker

Charleston police sergeant Ronan McCullough is pushed to the limit when a deadly drug ring threatens the very core of the city.

When off-duty Charleston police sergeant Ronan McCullough responds to the assault of a college student outside a downtown sports bar, he is brutally attacked and nearly killed by the assailants. As he struggles with the physical and emotional damage and doggedly pursues the perpetrators, his personal and professional relationships are strained to the limit; and what he uncovers in his investigation takes him to heart of a deadly drug ring threatening the very core of the city.

“Enthralling!  Eliot Parker creates interesting characters and wraps them around an enthralling story.”- Kirkus Reviews

About Eliot ParkerEliot Parker

Eliot Parker is the author of two previously published novels: “Breakdown at Clear River” which was published in 2012 by Mid-Atlantic Highlands Press and “Making Arrangements,” which was published in 2014 by Sunstone Press.

His short fiction has appeared in Speck Literary Journal, Apex Books, Mountain State Press, and others. He earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Eastern Kentucky University and currently teaches writing and literature at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia.

Giveaway of Fragile Brilliance by Eliot Parker

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Stephanie Thornton

The Conqueror’s Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Stephanie Thornton

Publication Date: December 1, 2015
NAL/Penguin Group LLC.
eBook, Paperback; 496 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
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A novel from the acclaimed author of The Tiger Queens, for readers looking for “strong and determined female protagonists” (Historical Novel Society) and “a sprawling historical saga” (Renee Rosen)…
We are the women who loved Alexander the Great. We were lovers and murderers, innocents and soldiers.
And without us, Alexander would have been only a man.
Instead he was a god.

330s, B.C.E., Greece: Alexander, a handsome young warrior of Macedon, begins his quest to conquer the ancient world. But he cannot ascend to power, and keep it, without the women who help to shape his destiny.

His spirited younger half-sister, Thessalonike, yearns to join her brother and see the world. Instead, it is Alexander’s boyhood companion who rides with him into war while Thessalonike remains behind. Far away, crafty princess Drypetis will not stand idly by as Alexander topples her father from Persia’s throne. And after Alexander conquers her tiny kingdom, Roxana, the beautiful and cunning daughter of a minor noble, wins Alexander’s heart…and will commit any crime to secure her place at his side.

Within a few short years, Alexander controls an empire more vast than the civilized world has ever known. But his victories are tarnished by losses on the battlefield and treachery among his inner circle. And long after Alexander is gone, the women who are his champions, wives, and enemies will fight to claim his legacy…

About Stephanie Thorton

Stephanie ThorntonStephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska, where she is at work on her next novel.

“The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora,” “Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt,” and “The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan” are available now. “The Conqueror’s Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great” will hit the shelves in December 2015.

For more information please visit Stephanie Thornton’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Giveaway of The Conqueror’s Wife by Stephanie Thorton

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Tour Schedule for The Conqueror’s Wife by Stephanie Thorton

Monday, November 23
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, November 24
Review at Layered Pages
Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair
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Wednesday, November 25
Review at A Bookish Affair
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Thursday, November 26
Review at Historical Readings & Reviews

Friday, November 27
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Monday, November 30
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Review & Giveaway at 100 Pages a Day

Tuesday, December 1
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Guest Post at Book Lovers Paradise

Wednesday, December 2
Review at leeanna.me
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Thursday, December 3
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Friday, December 4
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Monday, December 7
Review at The Maiden’s Court

Tuesday, December 8
Review at Reading the Past
Review at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, December 9
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Thursday, December 10
Review at The Lit Bitch
Interview & Giveaway at Reading Lark
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection

Friday, December 11
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Saturday, December 12
Review & Giveaway at Genre Queen

Monday, December 14
Review at Book Babe
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Tuesday, December 15
Review at Bookramblings

Wednesday, December 16
Review at Book Nerd

Thursday, December 17
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Friday, December 18
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Stephanie Thornton