Friday, June 2, 2017

Beach Reads Giveaway Hop

For those reads that are perfect on the beach!

Have FOUR books for you!

One winner takes ALL!


Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
(Harlequin /Graydon House; September 19th, 2017; Hardcover; $26.99)

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.

“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.

A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot
(Montlake: June 6, 2017; Paperback $9.99)

Raised by a family of survivalists, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick can take on any challenge—even the hostile reception to her homecoming. But she’s not the only one causing chaos in the rural community of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. At first believed to be teenage pranks, a series of fires takes a deadly turn with the murder of two sheriff’s deputies. Now, along with Police Chief Truman Daly, Mercy is on the hunt for an arsonist turned killer.

Still shunned by her family and members of the community, Mercy must keep her ear close to the ground to pick up any leads. And it’s not long before she hears rumors of the area’s growing antigovernment militia movement. If the arsonist is among their ranks, Mercy is determined to smoke the culprit out. But when her investigation uncovers a shocking secret, will this hunt for a madman turn into her own trial by fire?

The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull
(Weinstein Books; August 15th, 2017; Hardcover)

Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a healer, they vow to keep her safe-even if that ultimately means holding her captive. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo and, when she feels his magic begin to spark, she will do anything to be reunited with him.

Desperate to regain Poppy's trust and bring her home, Charlock embarks on a plan to reunite Leo with his mother. What Charlock doesn't foresee are the string of consequences that she sets into motion that leave Ember all alone and prey to manipulation, the clan open to attack from other witches, Sorrel vulnerable to Raven's ghost, Betony determined to protect her son from his father's fate, and which leave both Leo and Poppy in terrible danger.

The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
(Weinstein Books; August 15th, 2017; Paperback)

Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed couldn't lead more different lives. Poppy is a troubled teen: moving from school to school, causing chaos wherever she goes, never making friends or lasting connections. Ember is a young witch, struggling to find a place within her coven and prove her worth. Both are outsiders: feeling like they don't belong and seeking escape.
Poppy and Ember soon become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. Little do they know that destiny has brought them together: an ancient prophecy, and a life-changing betrayal. Growing closer, they begin to understand why they've never belonged and the reason they are now forever connected to each other.
Switched at birth by the scheming witch Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities and fight for their own place in the world. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who – befriending them both – tests their love and loyalty. Can Poppy and Ember's friendship survive? And can it withstand the dark forces that are gathering?
About Irena Brignull: Irena Brignull is a successful screenwriter. Since working on the screenplay of The Boxtrolls, Irena has been writing an adaptation of The Little Prince directed by Mark Osborne and starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard. Previously, Irena was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films where she was the script editor on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Bravo Two Zero to name a few. Irena holds a BA in English Literature from Oxford University.

Tagline: Two Lives. Two Worlds. One Throne.

"I loved this book! Irena has created such beautifully complete world--our world, and nestled within it, a simmering world of magic. The Hawkweed Prophecy has everything: friendship, desire, delicious earthy magic, secrets and spells and at its centre, the wonderful young Poppy, on a journey of self-discovery. I so hope there is more to come!"
— Karen Foxlee, author of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy and A Most Magical Girl

The Hawkweed Prophecy was bewitching from the get-go. Irena Brignull does an amazing job weaving a tale of pure magic in this debut novel. She'll have you on a roller coaster of emotions from the very first page. Get ready to be spellbound."
— Paige McKenzie, author of the New York Times bestselling Haunting of Sunshine Girl series

"Wildly delightful."
— Laini Taylor, author of The Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy

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  1. I would like the book A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot because my husband likes to think of himself as a survivalist.

  2. The Best Day Ever sounds like the one i'd start with because of the characters and the problems they are facing.

  3. the hawkweed prophecy because of the paranormal elements in the story.

  4. They all sounds great but A Merciful Truth is top of my list!
    ERICA S.

  5. I would like to read "The Best Day Ever" because it's a relatable storyline and I would like to see how they solve their problems.

  6. I would like to read "The Best Day Ever" because it's a relatable storyline and I would like to see how they solve their problems.

  7. The Hawkweed prophecy and legacy because I love supernatural.
    Samantha D

  8. A Merciful Truth sounds like the book I would pick up first. I am sure it has plenty of fast paced action.

  9. They all sound like great reads. I would start with Hawkweed Legacy due to the fact they are paranormal.

  10. I'd say that A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot appeals to me the most. It sounds like a mystery and I love Mysteries!

  11. All the books sound great, but A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot sounds like a great murder suspense read which really appeals to me.

  12. I love paranormal, fantasy so i would have to go with The Hawkweed Legacy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. A Merciful Truth, because I love coming home again books.

  14. I like paranormal stories the best so I think The Hawkweed Legacy appeals most to me.

  15. Best Day Ever!!! The plot and cover look/sound awesome :)


  16. The Hawkweed books appeal the most because I like paranormal and fantasy.

  17. A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot is most appealing since I enjoy suspense stories.

  18. The Hawkweed Prophecy would be the first book that I would read because the cover makes it look interesting and the book sounds interesting. All of the books sound interesting.

  19. The Hawkweed Prophecy appeals to me and then the Hawkweed Legacy. Not sure which is supposed to come first though lol :)

  20. Best Day Ever is probably the book that sounds most interesting to me.

  21. A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot because I like reading suspense books.

  22. i like A Merciful Truth the best because it doesnt sound like anything i have read and love that they are survivalists.