We Died in Water by Meg Flores

We Died in Water by Meg FloresEnter for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of 'We Died in Water' months before release!

"I still see the idle brightness of us dimming, the life in everything slowing. Us, fluorescent and fluctuating. And I realize it takes a long time for anything to leave me altogether."

Meg Flores reflects on how each love in her life has affected the next, beginning when her father left her mother to her current partner. As she learns there is no separation between any start or end, that the heart is an ocean holding on to every feeling, she begins to see the beauty within her painful experiences. And trusts this time could be different.

A breathtaking debut on loss and letting go, 'We Died in Water' is for anyone who has ever known the pull and overwhelming crash of love as it reveals itself, disappears, and returns.

The Fire Blossom by Sarah Lark

The Fire Blossom by Sarah LarkThe bestselling author of the Sea of Freedom Trilogy returns with a sweeping family saga of two women in nineteenth-century New Zealand and their epic journey to survive in a world of their own making.

It’s 1837, and immigrating to a small New Zealand fishing village is an opportunity for Ida Lange’s family to build a better future. Yet for Ida, raised in a strict, religious, tight-knit German community, so much is still forbidden to a woman. Yearning for the poor day laborer she shared books with as a child, Ida is now trapped in a dire marriage to a man of her father’s choosing.

For Cat, who came of age in New Zealand under brutal conditions, life in the colonies hasn’t been easy. Through a strange turn of events, she is adopted by a native Maori tribe, and she begins to thrive. But when she challenges the traditions of her tribe, she’s banished, and left once again to rely on the only person she can trust with her future: herself.

When fate brings Ida and Cat together, they recognize in each other a kindred spirit. Out of common ground grows an enduring friendship that will not be broken by the hardships of the plains, threats from the past, or the trials of family and heartache. What they’ll discover is the depth of their own strength and resilience as they get nearer to the freedom they desire and demand. And their journey is just beginning.

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa DareEnter for a chance to win an early finished copy of The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare!

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.

Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?

And a two-legged dog.

And a foul-mouthed parrot.

And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .

Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.

Not if he ruins her first.

All Roads Lead to You by Jennifer Probst

All Roads Lead to You by Jennifer ProbstAll bets are off in this heartfelt romance by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

Happily single, Harper Bishop trusts in only one passion—her rescue farm and healing her thoroughbred, Phoenix. Her dream is to lead him to the Triple Crown. But how unreachable is it without experience or help? A handsome new guest at her family’s B&B has what it takes to make it come true. And with his irresistible brogue, warm smile, and soothing touch, he’s a major distraction.

After a bitter betrayal, horse trainer Aidan O’Connor has fled Ireland for a vacation in New York’s Hudson Valley. When he sees the horse with the fighting spirit, he’s inspired with a new goal: to train Phoenix to win. He’s also facing an unexpected new challenge: his feelings for Harper.

How can she dare to open her heart to a man who’ll be there only long enough to break it?

So Harper and Aidan agree: try to keep it professional, and focus only on Phoenix and the finish line. But along the way, they could also learn a few lessons in love, trust, and taking chances. And, as painful as it promises to be, saying goodbye.

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire LombardoA dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple—still madly in love after 40 years—recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they've built.

When Marilyn and David Sorenson fall in love in the 70s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a lawyer-turned-stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; Liza, a newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants; and Grace, the youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one suspects. Above it all, the daughters share the fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents'.

As the novel moves through the tumultuous year following the arrival of Jonah—given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption 15 years before—we are shown the rich tapestry of the Sorensons' past: years marred by infidelity and resentment, but also the moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.

Spanning nearly half a century, Lombardo's debut explores the triumphs and burdens of love, the fraught tethers of parenthood and sisterhood, and the baffling mixture of affection, abhorrence, resistance, and submission we feel for those closet to us.

Ghost Riders of Cumberland Gap by Ron Chandler

Ghost Riders of Cumberland Gap by Ron ChandlerEnter for a chance to win 1 of 100 copies of Ghost Riders of Cumberland Gap by Ron Chandler. "Ron Chandler's young adult novella, Ghost Riders of Cumberland Gap, tells the story of a young cancer patient who time travels to an adventure." -- BlueInk Review. After befriending a tribe of native American Indians, Colter participates in many amazing events with them including chasing wild mustangs in the highlands, hunting bison, and finding a precious gift for an Indian maiden. // Ron Chandler is a southern storyteller with a gift for describing small town America and the surrounding environment. His short stories and poems have been published in over 30 literary magazines.

How to Lead in a World of Distraction by Clay Scroggins

How to Lead in a World of Distraction by Clay ScrogginsEnter for a chance to win 1 of 25 advanced reader copies of How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Four Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise by author Clay Scroggins.

Our world is filled with more distractions than ever before. And while many leaders have learned how to tune-out distractions that keep them from being productive, they remain deaf to the inner desires and emotions churning beneath the surface that can keep them from reaching their full leadership potential.

Through four simple habits, Clay Scroggins helps leaders create space for emotional evaluation and exploration. Utilizing the timeless practices in these pages, How to Lead in a World of Distraction empowers all leaders to replace the chaos in their increasingly busy days with an emotional competence and awareness that leads to a calmer, less stressed, more fulfilling life.