Hunter Killer by Brad Taylor

In a world of predators, it's a zero-sum game.
You win or you die.
For Pike Logan, dying isn't an option.

You could win 1 of 100 Advance Reader's Editions of HUNTER KILLER by New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor!

Pike Logan tracks highly-trained Russian assassins to Brazil in this blistering, action-packed thriller from New York Times bestselling author and former Special Forces Officer Brad Taylor.

A Tiger Like Me by Michael Engler

Life is more fun when you’re a tiger like me!

A little boy—um, no, a tiger!—tells us all about what he gets up to on an ordinary day: how he wakes up in his tiger den, what he eats for breakfast at his feeding spot, and how little tigers feel when they are wide awake, hungry, thirsty, or in the mood for adventures. But at night, even the wildest of tigers is happy to curl up in bed with Tiger-Mom and Tiger-Dad and become a cuddly little tiger cub.

With warm illustrations and playful text, this delightful story first published in Germany shows just how sweet life can be for a little tiger!

Jackpot by Nic Stone

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin--which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called "a must read"--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life.

Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?

Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.

Santa's Story by Will Hillenbrand

Santa is ready to leave on Christmas Eve, but he can’t find the reindeer anywhere. Dasher is busy dashing, Donner is dozing, and Cupid is crooning. It isn’t until Santa remembers their annual tradition—reading a Christmas story together—that the reindeer are ready.

Reindeer merriment abounds in this charming yuletide tale about honoring the celebration of holiday customs with those you love.

To Be to Is to Was by Stephen C. Bird

Sunnie Deelite and Isabella Gloucester forge their creative identities while fending off the torments of unrequited love. Disillusioned, they say goodbye to Fascibook and polarized Isolamicka and travel to Planet Gorp, where they study synesthesia and meditate with Bastet the Egyptian Cat Goddess. In the Androgynous Galaxy, four intergalactic witches battle for supremacy while back on the Blue Green Planet, Turmerico Inflammatorio wreaks havoc as the leader of turbulent Isolamicka.

Short stories featuring a mix of genres. Alternates between stream of consciousness, linear and non-linear prose. This work incorporates dialogue, monologue, inner monologue, satirical poetry and devices of blatant satire. The text moves back and forth between realism, surrealism and dream-like scenarios. Characters morph in and out of absurd, fantastical and over-the-top situations. Specific themes, concepts and idea fragments are interwoven throughout its chapters. While at first glance not appearing to be linked, ultimately these short stories meld together, lending an informal sense of unity to this book.

Please refer to the Blog Posting on the Stephen C. Bird Author Profile Page for Reviews and Quotes from Goodreads Reviews for "To Be to Is to Was".

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.

Don't miss “The Goldfinch” - the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel - only in theaters September 13!

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Playing God by Anthony Youn

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon by America's Holistic Beauty Doc and one of the country's most recognized plastic surgeons, Anthony Youn, MD.

In Playing God, Dr. Youn offers a deeply personal, humorous, and unflinchingly honest reminiscence of his years as a young surgeon—from his early days fresh out of medical school to the harrowing, hilarious, and nerve-wracking launch of his own practice. Playing God drops you directly into the world of reconstructing bodies and saving lives, while navigating you through the sometimes treacherous and often mind-boggling maze known as modern medicine.

Violet by Scott Thomas

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 print galleys of Stoker-nominee Scott Thomas's second novel, Violet.

Bird Box author Josh Malerman praises: "A master class in immersion. Don't let anybody tell you this book is a slow burn—Violet travels at the speed of horror."

What's Violet about, you ask?

For ten-year-old Kris Barlow, the summer of 1988 was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother. Three decades later, loss returns, her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake where she said goodbye to her mother. But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown—and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return.

Scott's first book, Kill Creek, was praised by Kaly Soto of the New York Times as so scary she "Only dared to read it in the daylight." Alex McLevy of The A.V. Club called it "Stephen King-esque storytelling," and it was selected by the American Library Association's reader committee as the horror book of 2017. Kill Creek is now in development for television at Showtime.

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—Inkshares