Size Zero by Abigail Mangin

Size Zero by Abigail ManginKirkus Reviews - "A somber, disturbing mystery fused with a scathing look at the fashion industry. Mangin writes in a confident, razor-edged style."

Condom dresses and space helmets have debuted on fashion runways.
A dead body becomes the trend when a coat made of human skin saunters down fashion’s biggest stage. The body is identified as Annabelle Leigh, the teenager who famously disappeared over a decade ago from her boyfriend’s New York City mansion.

This new evidence casts suspicion back on the former boyfriend, Cecil LeClaire. Now a monk, he is forced to return to his dark and absurd childhood home to clear his name. He teams up with Ava Germaine, a renegade ex-model. And together, they investigate the depraved and lawless modeling industry behind Cecil’s family fortune.

They find erotic canes, pet rats living in crystal castles, and dresses made of crushed butterfly wings. But Cecil finds more truth in the luxury goods than in the people themselves. Everyone he meets seems to be wearing a person-suit. Terrified of showing their true selves, the glitterati put on flamboyant public personas to make money and friends. Can Cecil find truth in a world built on lies?

In high fashion modeling, sex trafficking is the most exclusive accessory.

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When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

When the Apricots Bloom by Gina WilkinsonEnter for your chance to win a copy of WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM by Gina Wilkinson!

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Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson's evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millennium.

At night, in Huda's fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad, rustling the leaves of her apricot trees and carrying warning of visitors at her gate. Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, lives in fear of the mukhabarat--the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador's wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenage son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own.

Huda's former friend, Rania, enjoyed a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a sheikh. Now her family's wealth is gone, and Rania too is battling to keep her child safe and a roof over their heads. As the women's lives intersect, their hidden pasts spill into the present. Facing possible betrayal at every turn, all three must trust in a fragile, newfound loyalty, even as they discover how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect their families.

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Dear Son by Kevin J. Brown

Dear Son by Kevin J.   BrownEnter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of “Dear Son” by Kevin J. Brown!

Please enjoy my new book as you examine a few questions like:
What are the attributes of a good man or woman? Why we should cherish our family? Whose advice should we accept? Can an absent man lead his family – and can a woman lead alone? Is the judicial system for handling family separation in alignment with God’s law and judgement? What are the indicators of a pending divorce - and how can you prevent it? How to detect true love? When should parents discipline - and how to do it correctly? When is the appropriate time for children to leave the nest? Expressed in an endearing letter to my children, Dear Son exposes my vulnerabilities as I express my feelings due to the loss of my children. As I navigate my struggles, I began to understand the importance of putting God first. This is my sincere journey of love and obedience as I share my experiences of life separated from my family.

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Lost in the City of @ by Michael Bell

Lost in the City of @ by Michael     BellEnter for chance to win one of 60 signed copies of “Lost in the City of @“ by Michael Bell.

Get ready to get lost in this delightful non-sensical fantasy reminiscent of “Alice in Wonderland”

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Rhubarb Pie is gone…

Twelve-year-old Samantha has special powers, but she has yet to master them.In the wake of September 11th, 2001, Sammy attempts to use her powers to turn back time and change the course of history in search of her lost father, whom she affectionately calls Rhubarb Pie. However, in her botched attempt to manipulate fate, she falls down a rabbit hole and becomes lost in a virtual wonderland. As she wanders the fantastical City of @, she meets a variety of zany characters with questionable motives. In order to break free of this wacky world and find her way back home, she must restore her faith and connect with her powers before she disappears forever.

Will Sammy find her father before she loses herself?

Lost in the City of @ is a charming and imaginative work of fiction that contends with what it means to experience the chaos of trauma, rediscover oneself, and heal from unspeakable loss.

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From Spirit and Binding by Carrie Ann Ryan

From Spirit and Binding by Carrie Ann RyanEnter to win one of three signed copies of FROM SPIRIT AND BINDING!

NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues Lyric’s prophecy in this breathtaking sequel to From Flame and Ash.

In her quest to unlock four of her five elements, Lyric has watched those she loves fade into ash and ruin. Bearing the weight of much loss and heartache, she and her team try to regroup and journey back to the only home Lyric has left—the Obscurité Court.

With the future uncertain, and the one person who could help her control her new powers missing, Lyric has never felt more lost. But as the pieces begin to come together in an epic unveiling she wasn’t prepared for, she’ll have to remember why she was called upon to become the Spirit Priestess in the first place.

The King of Lumière wants revenge for his lost brother, but he also wants so much more. With a missing king, a lost prince, and a few unexpected allies, Lyric will have to battle more than one enemy, and face countless unanswered questions with regards to a prophecy previously lost to the Maisons.

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The Proposal by Maya Hughes

The Proposal by Maya HughesYour chance to win one of 5 signed copies of the fake fiancé romance, THE PROPOSAL!

When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind...

I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.

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