Gone at Midnight by Jake Anderson

Gone at Midnight by Jake           AndersonENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF GONE AT MIDNIGHT BY JAKE ANDERSON!

A Los Angeles hotel with a haunting history. A missing young woman. A disturbing video followed by a shocking discovery. A cold-case mystery that has become an internet phenomenon—and for one determined journalist, a life-changing quest toward uncomfortable truths.

Twenty-one-year-old Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31, 2013, after she checked into downtown L.A.’s Cecil Hotel—a 600-room building with a nine-decade history of scandal and tragedy. The next day, Elisa vanished. A search of the hotel yielded nothing. More than a week later, complaints by guests of foul-smelling tap water led to a grim discovery: Elisa’s nude body floating in a rooftop water tank, in an area extremely difficult to access without setting off alarms. The only apparent clue was a disturbing surveillance video of Elisa, uploaded to YouTube in hopes of public assistance.

As the eerie elevator video went viral, so did the questions of its tens of millions of viewers. Was Elisa’s death caused by murder, suicide, or paranormal activity? Was it connected to the Cecil’s sinister reputation? And in that video, what accounted for Elisa’s strange behavior? With the help of web sleuths and investigators from around the world, journalist Jake Anderson set out to uncover the facts behind a death that had become a macabre internet meme, as well as a magnet for conspiracy theorists.

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Categories: superheroes

Buzz Kill by David Sosnowski

Buzz Kill by David Sosnowski“Along with the almost satirical rendering of the world, the lovely writing, and engaging plot, the characters of George and Pandora are brilliant.” —Booklist

Pandora Lynch lives in Alaska with her single dad, an online therapist for Silicon Valley’s brightest and squirreliest. Homeschooled by computer and a self-taught hacker, Pandora is about to enter high school to learn how to be normal. That’s the plan at least.

NorCal runaway George Jedson is a hacker too—one who leaves the systems he attacks working better than before. After being scooped up by a social media giant, will George go legit—or pull off the biggest hack ever? Not even his therapist knows for sure, but maybe the headshrinker’s daughter…

After meeting in cyberspace, the two young hackers combine their passions to conceive a brainchild named BUZZ. Can this baby AI learn to behave, or will it be like its parents and think outside the box?

With a hilarious and deeply empathetic narrative voice, this elegiac and unapologetically irreverent novel is both humorous and tragic without ever taking itself too seriously.

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Categories: spanish-history

The Eighth Master by J.D. Rutherford

The Eighth Master by J.D. Rutherford
Someone is going to die and it won't be an accident.

Here is what other goodread members have said: "It was really, really good!"
-"Great combination of elements... wine country, art and architecture."
-"The author did a great job keeping me guessing...."

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Categories: soccer

Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman Pieper

Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman PieperHelp for your New Year's Resolutions! Enter to win one of 25 signed copies. If you have had trouble following through on resolutions to live a healthier, more productive, more enjoyable life but you have difficulty following through on good choices, this book will help you understand how you unknowingly became an addict to unhappiness. The authors use real-life examples drawn from their clinical experience and provide insights and effective strategies that will help you choose and maintain the happiness you deserve. A reviewer said, to turn to this book "If you feel like success seems to always just barely slip out of your grasp and you're eager to get to the root of the problem...Drs. Pieper have constructed a toolbox to help anyone overcome their addiction to unhappiness, no matter how many times they relapse."

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Categories: academia

What's Left of Me Is Yours by Stephanie Scott

What's Left of Me Is Yours by Stephanie     Scott*ARC GIVEAWAY*
A gripping debut set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by a true crime, for readers of Everything I Never Told You and The Perfect Nanny, What's Left of Me Is Yours charts a young woman's search for the truth about her mother's life--and her murder.


PRAISE FOR WHAT'S LEFT OF ME IS YOURS:
“Remember that new-discovery, time-stopping, every-moment-is-magical kind of love? That's what it felt like to read this novel. Then limerence turns to passion which leads to tragedy and suddenly this book is impossible to put down as you speed toward a conclusion that is as surprising as it is satisfying.”
—Jamie Ford, bestselling author of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET

"At once luminous and captivating, What's Left of Me is Yours is the best kind of fiction: it tells a truth. All the easy lies about love fall away, as Stephanie Scott explores its often bitter, twisting, aching core. This is a brilliant, haunting book."
—Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of THE CHILD FINDER and THE BUTTERFLY GIRL

"Beautifully written, atmospheric, and immersive, Stephanie Scott’s What’s Left of Me Is Yours tells a propulsive story about heartbreak and loss and the greatest mystery of all, family."
—Laurie Frankel, bestselling author of THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS

"A brilliant debut."
—Louise Doughty, author of PLATFORM SEVEN and APPLE TREE YARD

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Categories: history-of-science

Home Sweet Home by Fern Michaels

Home Sweet Home by Fern MichaelsEnter for your chance to win a copy of HOME SWEET HOME by Fern Michaels, Donna Kauffman and Melissa Storm!

What makes a place feel like home? A mother’s embrace, the warmth of new friendship, a sweet reunion—all can be found in these unforgettable stories . . .

Three’s A Crowd * Fern Michaels

This Mother’s Day will be the first in three years that Samantha Stewart has spent with her parents. And she’s bringing a very special gift—the baby granddaughter they’ve never met. Sam’s work as an overseas reporter was exhilarating and dangerous. Now she’s seeking stability for little Caroline—and answers for herself—and finding them in a homecoming full of surprises . . .

New Beginnings In Blue Hollow Falls * Donna Kauffman

The moment she set foot in Blue Hollow Falls, Dubliner Katie MacMillan felt right at home. Back to help with her sister’s pregnancy, she’s contemplating her own future, especially when she confronts Declan MacGregor, her childhood tormentor and first crush. This Blue Ridge town was supposed to be a new beginning, but can it also be the setting for a second chance?

Bring Me Home * Melissa Storm

For Hazel Long, spending time with her bedridden father is bittersweet. There’s comfort in the friendship offered by other hospital visitors—and the kindness of a handsome male nurse. And when Hazel’s father begins to tell her the story of the mother she barely knew, it’s an unexpected chance to bond, and a lesson in making the most of each new day.

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Categories: christian-fiction

Children in the Woods by Erik Knockaert

Children in the Woods by Erik KnockaertEnter for a chance to win 1 of 20 author signed copies.

This is a true story of how the author, a Texas attorney, explored the spirit realm, following clues left by ancient writers in the Bible and testing their techniques.

This book tells how I learned to open my eyes to the spirit realm, all that befell me when I did, the beings I met, and what they taught me.

I had encounters with God, the Reaper, the Devil, angels, demons, ghosts, and other things. I avoided my own death, lived a borrowed year in the mountains, uncovered techniques that were lost, and received new revelation about scripture.

This book teaches mysteries. Heaven can be entered before death. There are courts we can access for cleansing. God’s plan of redemption is far beyond what theology guessed. God is a loving father, not a vengeful deity. A time of healing is coming, greater than in the Bible. There is even a path of life to supernatural health.

The cover art depicts Matthew 18:3, where Christ said you must enter the spirit realm like children. This book shares how we tried.

My book is available now on KindleUnlimited.

God bless you all,
Erik Knockaert
GoodGrainMinistry.com

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Categories: pulp

Paper Wife by Laila Ibrahim

Paper Wife by Laila IbrahimI'm starting the New Year with a giveaway. Enter to win a copy of Paper Wife.

4.5 stars and 850+ ratings

From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world.

Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling’s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband’s first wife—a paper wife.

On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she’s met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe.

Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound to a man she doesn’t know. Her fragile marriage is tested further when she discovers that Siew will likely be forced into prostitution. Desperate to rescue Siew, she must convince her husband that an orphan’s life is worth fighting for. Can Mei Ling find a way to make a real family—even if it’s built on a paper foundation?

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Categories: essays