Freedomland U.S.A. by Michael R. Virgintino

Freedomland U.S.A. by Michael R. VirgintinoEnter for a chance to win one of six copies of “Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History,” the story about America’s theme park. These six copies of the book celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Freedomland U.S.A. on June 19, 1960. Copies of the book will be personalized and signed by the author.

The book documents the entire story from conception to bankruptcy of one of the most innovative and beloved theme parks in America. The 300+-page tale includes first-time interviews with park employees and never-before published photographs. Located in New York City, Freedomland U.S.A. was celebrated as the “Disneyland of the East.” While it survived only five seasons (1960-1964), to this day the park generates fond memories among baby boomers who enjoyed its American history-themed attractions.

Freedomland U.S.A. was conceived and built by C.V. Wood and his Marco Engineering Company. Known to many as Woody, he was Disneyland’s first employee and he brought Walt Disney’s imagination to life by leading the team that built that park. He then created Marco Engineering to build theme parks and other venues across the country. Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington and the community of Lake Havasu, Arizona, continue to prosper. The northeast Bronx marshland that featured Freedomland U.S.A. eventually became the world’s largest cooperative housing development and a shopping center.

Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage by Penny ReidAUTOGRAPHED COPIES
Release date: JUNE 22nd, 2020

-What: Win a print, autographed copy of ‘Engagement and Espionage', book #1 in theSolving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries Series by Penny Reid

-Who: Fans of cozy mysteries, baked goods, and salty sleuths.

-Where: Here!

-When: From now until June 23rd!

-How: Enter through le Goodreads

-Why: To read more bird pubs than you knew what humanly possible.

The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea

The Suicide House by Charlie DonleaEnter for your chance to win a copy of THE SUICIDE HOUSE by Charlie Donlea!

Inside the walls of Indiana’s elite Westmont Preparatory High School, expectations run high and rules are strictly enforced. But in the woods beyond the manicured campus and playing fields sits an abandoned boarding house that is infamous among Westmont’s students as a late-night hangout. Here, only one rule applies: don’t let your candle go out—unless you want the Man in the Mirror to find you.

One year ago, two students were killed there in a grisly slaughter. The case has since become the focus of a hit podcast, The Suicide House. Though a teacher was convicted of the murders, mysteries and questions remain. The most urgent among them is why so many students who survived that horrific night have returned to the boarding house—to kill themselves.

Rory, an expert in reconstructing cold cases, is working on The Suicide House podcast with Lane, recreating the night of the killings in order to find answers that have eluded the school, the town, and the police. But the more they learn about the troubled students, the chillingly stoic culprit, and a dangerous game gone tragically wrong, the more convinced they become that something sinister is still happening. Inside Westmont Prep, the game hasn’t ended. It thrives on secrecy and silence. And for its

Thicker than Blood by Mike Omer

Thicker than Blood by Mike OmerFrom Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer comes the chilling conclusion to Zoe Bentley’s decades-long nightmare.

A murderer who drinks his victim’s blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they’d seen it all, but this young woman’s barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach.

They didn’t expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer’s MO is identical to that of Rod Glover—the serial killer who’s been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner.

Zoe’s own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained—and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover’s sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she’ll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.

Lowcountry Boondoggle by Susan M. Boyer

Lowcountry Boondoggle by Susan M. Boyer*** Signed Copies *** Lowcountry PI Liz Talbot returns to the streets of Charleston in the ninth installment of Susan M. Boyer’s Agatha Award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling mystery series.

Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews thought they’d put Darius Baker’s troubles to rest—then his recently discovered son ropes him into a hemp farm investment with his college buddies. When a beloved Charleston professor—and potential investor—is murdered, Liz and Nate discover Darius keeps the PIs on speed dial.

A shocking number of people had reasons to want the genteel, bowtie wearing, tea-drinking professor dead. Was it one of his many girlfriends or a disgruntled student? Or perhaps Murray was killed because his failure to invest meant the hemp farm trio’s dreams were going up in smoke?

Though Liz’s long-dead best friend, Colleen, warns her the stakes are far higher than Liz imagines, she is hellbent on finding the no-good killer among the bevy of suspects. But will the price of justice be more than Liz can bear?

Take a virtual vacation to Charleston in Susan M. Boyer’s latest Southern charmer, Lowcountry Boondoggle. It’s a trip you don’t want to miss.

The Rebellious Rancher by Kate Pearce

The Rebellious Rancher by Kate PearceEnter for your chance to win a copy of THE REBELLIOUS RANCHER by Kate Pearce!

Attachment to the land, hard work, and community, sets the folks of Morgantown apart from the everyday, and always brings them back to the ranch—where they might even find love . . . After his father decides to leave the ranch to his older brother, usually calm, steadfast Ben Miller struggles to deal with his resentment. When he’s invited to develop a trail riding experience on the Morgans’ dude ranch, Ben jumps at the chance. Soon he’s assigned a mysterious client, an actress whose family secretly wants her removed from influences in LA. Ben’s determined to teach her to fend for herself. But he quickly discovers she’s more than a pampered pretty face . . .

Silver Meadow believes she’s preparing for a serious dramatic role—one that will free her from her controlling parents. She’s certainly not going to be controlled by Ben, especially when he takes her out in the middle of nowhere to learn how to survive. Yet gradually, far from her cell phone, Silver begins to open up to him about her life—and finds they have more in common than they thought. Soon a romance blossoms—but can a jet-setting movie star and a homebody cowboy find the best of both worlds?

Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." — Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author

Enter now to be one of the first to read this witty and compelling debut novel, all about what is the cost of being super?

Anna works as a hench, a temp worker for supervillains. It’s not glamourous, but is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or insurance company? When she gets a promising assignment, she’s excited to be recognized for her talent – only to discover she’s the “diversity hire” to burnish the reputation of a supervillain. When the inevitable superhero fight ensues, Anna is the collateral damage. She’s badly injured – but she makes it out of the building alive, so she’s one of the lucky ones.

So of course, while she’s still in the hospital, she’s laid off.

Anna uses her new-found free time to dig into the world of superheroes, and discovers her experience is far from unique. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she concludes the difference between hero and villain is mostly marketing. And with the right application of social media data and viral videos, she can be the one in control of the public’s perception.

Soon Anna is once again employed, this time by one of the most feared villains on the planet. With unlimited resources at her disposal, she might just be the one to figure out how to save the world, one viral video at a time.

Struggle Bus by Josh Wood

Struggle Bus by Josh WoodEnter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of "Struggle Bus" by author Josh Woods!

This one-of-a-kind literary adventure is about more than a viral van. It’s about managing the wonderful chaos of a family of 11. It’s about parenting. It’s about marriage. It’s about success. It’s about failure. It’s about faith. It’s about fun. It’s about a van becoming a metaphor for life as it is given a fun-filled beatdown for the ages.

Hop in, buckle up, hold your nose, laugh, and join the Wood family to explore one of life’s fundamental truths: the struggle is real.