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The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night (Stories Untold)

Recipient is asked to provide a review in exchange for this book.

Offered by EllenJKS: Get swept away to Croswald with this magical book from author D.E. Night.

Description: In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret...

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic—and her life—is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.

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100 review copies available
239 members requesting

Request by Jun 23, 12:01PM
On sale Jul 21

Steel Magic by J.L. Gribble (Dog Star Books)

Offered by DogStarBooks (publisher): Due to the latest installment of this series (Steel Blood) being offered through the Early Reviewer program we are making the first two books in the series available. That way those who are interested in Steel Blood, but worry about jumping into the middle of a series, can catch up on what they have missed so far.

Description: Steel Empires book 2: Magic is dying…

Funerals are usually the end of the story, not the beginning.

Newly graduated warrior-mages Toria Connor and Kane Nalamas find themselves the last remaining mages in the city when a mage school teacher mysteriously falls ill and dies. But taking over the school themselves isn’t in the cards. They’re set to become professional mercenaries—if they make it through the next 18 months as journeymen first.

The debate over whether to hunt mutated monsters in the Wasteland or take posh bodyguard jobs is put on hold when a city elder hires them to solve the mystery of the disappearing mages. Toria and Kane’s quest brings them to the British colonial city of New Angouleme, where their initial investigation reveals that the problem is even greater than they feared.

But when a friend is kidnapped, they’ll have to travel to the other side of the globe to save her, save themselves, and save magic itself.

What They’re Saying

"In this return to Gribble's unique world-blend of fantasy and alternate history, readers will relish the compelling portrayal of magic and the sometimes easy-going, sometimes sexy, sometimes heart-wrenching tests of the warrior-mage bond."
—Jen Brooks, author of In a World Just Right

"Well-written and a fun read, Steel Magic by J.L. Gribble is filled with mystery, sacrifice, and challenges that will keep you turning the pages until the very end."
—Jennifer Brozek, author of Never Let Me Sleep

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100 review copies available
114 members requesting

Request by Jul 10, 2:58PM
(all countries)

Buried Secrets by S.D. Tooley (Full Moon Publishing LLC)

Offered by SandyLee (author): This is the 8th book in the mystery/paranormal Sam Casey series. Although all previous books in the series are set in a suburb of Chicago, the author recently moved near Hilton Head, SC, so has set this title in that area. She also writes the Chase Dagger mystery/urban fantasy series as Lee Driver.

Description: When Jake Mitchell receives a desperate call from a friend, he and his wife, Sam Casey, venture east to a small town near Hilton Head, South Carolina. The friend has no memory of the previous twenty-four hours, doesn’t know how he ended up in a sleazy motel, nor does he know the dead woman lying next to him. The lowcountry is known for its history of wars, Indians, hidden treasure, voodoo, root curses, and century old secrets. The perfect place for Sam's talents!

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20 review copies available
152 members requesting

Request by Jun 29, 1:15PM

Einstein's Beach House by Jacob M. Appel (Pressgang)

Recipient is asked to provide a review in exchange for this book.

Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Copies sent directly from author. Please consider adding to your librarything bookshelf if you enjoy as this makes future giveaways available. (If you would like a free electronic copy, please email the author directly at jacobmappel@gmail.com.)

Description: A couple adopt a depressed hedgehog; a mother is seduced by the father of her daughter's imaginary friend; a man kidnap's his ex-wife's pet turtle. In eight tragicomic stories, Einstein's Beach House features ordinary men and women rising to life's extraordinary challenges.

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10 review copies available
57 members requesting

Request by Jun 23, 11:11PM

Einstein's Beach House by Jacob M. Appel (Pressgang)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent directly by author. PDFs are also available for free by emailing jacobmappel@gmail.com

If you enjoy, please consider adding this book (and my other books) to your librarything bookshelf.

Description: A couple adopt a depressed hedgehog; a mother is seduced by the father of her daughter's imaginary friend; a man kidnap's his ex-wife's pet turtle. In eight tragicomic stories, Einstein's Beach House features ordinary men and women rising to life's extraordinary challenges.

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10 review copies available
21 members requesting

Request by Jun 28, 4:10PM

A Haunting In Wisconsin by Michael Richan (Dantull)

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Offered by michaelrichan (publisher): 10 paperback copies available, signed by the author. Reviews appreciated.

Description: The ghosts have something to say...

A long weekend at a remote B&B was supposed to give Eliza and Robert some downtime. They soon discover that sleeping in the building unearths the spirits of people long dead, reviving a haunted mystery that has waited many decades to be solved. Eliza and Robert’s plans to relax are put on hold while they try to help the owner of the B&B salvage his business.

Eliza and Robert both have the “gift,” but using it is difficult in the old building; something is wrong here, something that obscures their ability to see what’s truly happening. They discover a fiendish child who has taken diabolical secrets to the grave, intent on harming others. Their harrowing search for her — and the surprises buried with her — is filled with danger, as they discover much more evil and malevolent forces at work.

A Haunting in Wisconsin is a fast-paced paranormal mystery with an enjoyable cast of characters. It is full of twists and turns, as Eliza and Robert fight to save the B&B — and themselves. It is a stand-alone novel. No prior reading is necessary to enjoy this title.

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10 review copies available
157 members requesting

Request by Jun 28, 6:28PM

Spit Mechs 2: Baz Ball by Corbett Buchly (Lost Language Press LLC)

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Offered by CorbettBuchly (author): Enter for a chance to win one of 10 signed ARCs of the children’s science fiction chapter book – Spit Mechs 2: Baz Ball by Corbett Buchly.

Description: What's a group of fourth-graders to do when challenged to a game of alien baz ball by the galactic champions? Put on their alien super suits. That's what. Enjoy this exciting sequel to the original Spit Mechs.

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10 review copies available
8 members requesting

Request by Jun 29, 5:30PM
On sale Jul 01
(all countries)

The Threat Level Remains Severe by Rowena Macdonald (Gallic Books)

Offered by ConsortiumLibrary: Enter to win one of five advance copies of THE THREAT LEVEL REMAINS SEVERE from Gallic Books!

Description: Follow along as Bridget Jones-esque heroine Grace embarks on a cyber relationship replete with twists and turns. House of Commons secretary Grace is tired of the humdrum job, and at the same time, Brett is on a mission to shake up the dusty backrooms of power and set to collide with Grace, over email.

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5 review copies available
111 members requesting

Request by Jun 26, 3:11PM
On sale Jul 11

Baseball In Northwest Iowa by Joan Wendl Thomas (Arcadia Publishing)

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Offered by JoanMThomas (author): The first five individuals who request a free copy of the book will receive an autographed copy from the author. A review would be appreciated.

Description: Author and historian Joan Wendl Thomas describes how baseball became an integral element of the developing culture when early settlers first cultivated the rich Northwestern Iowa soil. Throughout the book are photos and details about local teams as well as major league players who arose from the rural environment that consumes 19 Iowa counties.

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5 review copies available
33 members requesting

Request by Jul 11, 4:23PM

Jesus & the Demise of Death: Resurrection, Afterlife & the Fate of the Christian by Matthew Levering (Baylor University Press)

Offered by RoeschLeisure: Trade paperback discarded from academic library. Good shape.

Description: What happens after death to Jesus and to those who follow him? Jesus and the Demise of Death offers a constructive theology that seeks to answer that very question, carefully considering both Jesus' descent into hell and eventual resurrection as integral parts of a robust vision of the Christian bodily resurrection. Taking on the claims of N.T. Wright and Richard B. Hays, Matthew Levering draws strongly upon the work of Thomas Aquinas to propose a radical reconstruction of Christian eschatological theology―one that takes seriously the profound ways in which Christianity and its beatific vision have been enriched by Platonic thought and emphasizes the role of the Church community in the passage from life to death. In so doing, Levering underscores the hope in eternal life for Jesus' followers and gives readers firm and fruitful soil upon which to base conversations about the Christian's future.

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1 review copy available
56 members requesting

Request by Jun 23, 9:23AM

Champions Vol 1 : Change the World by Mark Waid (Marvel)

Offered by Galina98: Extra copy.

Description: One of the great team names in Marvel history returns, in incredible new fashion! During the fallout of Civil War II, Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man quit the Avengers and strike out on their own! With Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk by their side, these young heroes are determined to change the world their own way - and they're only the beginning! It starts as an idea. It becomes an ideal. But what happens when it turns into a movement - one so big even the Hulk can't stop it? And will one of the greatest X-Men of all forge a new future by their side? Welcome to the Champions, Cyclops! Unfortunately, not all of your new would-be teammates are glad to see you!

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1 review copy available
83 members requesting

Request by Jun 26, 6:11PM
(all countries)

Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology & the Fate of a Nation by James Howard Kunstler (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Offered by RoeschLeisure: Hardback without dustjacket discarded from academic library collection. Pretty good shape.

Description: James Howard Kunstler’s critically acclaimed and best-selling The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit, going into nine printings in hardcover. Kunstler’s shocking vision of our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders alike, and stimulated widespread discussion about our dependence on fossil fuels and our dysfunctional financial and government institutions. Kunstler has since been profiled in the New Yorker and invited to speak at TED. In Too Much Magic, Kunstler evaluates what has changed in the last seven years and shows us that, in a post-financial-crisis world, his ideas are more relevant than ever.

“Too Much Magic” is what Kunstler sees in the bright visions of a future world dreamed up by optimistic souls who believe technology will solve all our problems. Their visions remind him of the flying cars and robot maids that were the dominant images of the future in the 1950s. Kunstler’s image of the future is much more sober. With vision, clarity of thought, and a pragmatic worldview, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun.

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1 review copy available
18 members requesting

Request by Jun 29, 9:42AM

Hit the Ground Running (Advance Reading Copy) by Alison Hughes (Orca Book Publishers)

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Offered by laVermeer: As a reviewer, I received two ARCs of this title and would like to share. Please review this book if you receive it; your review will benefit the publisher and the author.

Description: Sixteen-year-old Dee and her seven-year-old brother, Eddie, have been on their own for six weeks. Their father has seemingly vanished into the baking Arizona desert. Their money is drying up and the rent is coming due, but it's a visit from a social worker and the prospect of being separated from Eddie that scares Dee enough to flee. She dupes her brother into packing up and embarking on the long road trip to Canada, their birthplace and former home. Lacking a driver's license and facing a looming interrogation at the border, Dee rations their money and food as they burn down the interstate in their ancient, decrepit car.

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1 review copy available
4 members requesting

Request by Jul 03, 9:11AM
On sale Aug 29

Savage Messiah by Robert Newcomb (Del Rey)

Offered by grayhunter: Great start to a series

Description: From Amazon: With the demise of his evil half brother, Wulfgar, Prince Tristan restored peace to Eutracia . . . or so he thought. But the Orb of the Vigors was damaged in the climactic battle, and now the powerful artifact is bleeding magical energy and cutting a swath of death and destruction across the kingdom. Tristan can heal the wounded Orb, but not until his enchanted blood is returned to normal. Only then will the powers of the Vigors be his to command. Unfortunately, the secret of reversing the enchantment is lost.

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1 review copy available
108 members requesting

Request by Jul 03, 8:49PM

The Landower Legacy by Victoria Holt (Doubleday)

Offered by grayhunter: Enjoyable read.

Description: From Goodreads: Green-eyed Caroline Tressidor has the whole world at her feet. But at Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, Caroline lets slip a secret. It is nearly fatal.

Caroline's promising future dissolves without her knowing why. Her search for answers violates the iron rules of Victorian society. It takes her to the wild moors of Cornwall and pits her against her shy, pretty sister. t also brings her the man of her dreams, Paul Landower. . .dark, mysterious, trapped in his own past. . .a past that may include a legacy of murder.

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1 review copy available
152 members requesting

Request by Jul 03, 8:55PM

Confessional by Jack Higgins (Stein and Day)

Offered by grayhunter: Great action.

Description: From the jacket: If you are the head of the KGB and wanted to plant some of the really deep cover and the West, what kind of occupation would you trade him for? In what occupation which they never expect to find a man who, with handgun, could split an apple — or a head — across a large room?

What kind of man would get close enough to kill the Pope after the Turks and Bulgarians botched it? Clearly a man of talent, and assassin of genius. A man to experience, too clever, to fail. A man who is been living inside the perfect cover — the cassock of a benevolent and kindly Catholic priest.

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1 review copy available
119 members requesting

Request by Jul 03, 9:05PM

Everyday Is Like Sunday: A Memoir by Lonna Cottrell-Thompson (Independently Published)

Offered by lonnactp (author): Enter to win one signed paperback copy of Everyday Is Like Sunday: A Memoir

Description: After graduating high school in the early 1990s, Lonna finds herself trapped at her parents’ home in a tiny, muskrat-ridden, New Jersey town, enduring community college, cutting her split ends, and hoping for near death. All the while, an ominous black cloud and an obsessive best friend stalk her. Unlike her ex-boyfriend, she opts against a restraining order (although every second, she questions this decision). Having recently sworn off all men, Andy enters Lonna’s chemistry class and lures her in with rubber gloves, lyrics from The Smiths, and the particles of life that radiate from his being. What happens next makes it hard for her to believe that her existence is not cursed. Destiny, coincidence, or a lesson in statistics—life has a sick sense of humor. *Contains some foul language.

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1 review copy available
106 members requesting

Request by Jul 06, 11:40AM

Two Are Better by Tim and Debbie Bishop (Open Road Press)

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Offered by TimBishop4 (author): Embrace life like never before. Read Two Are Better, and begin your own quest to more adventuresome living!

Description: Getting married for the first time at age 52 was adventuresome enough, but when we added in the cross-country, self-supported bicycle tour, we knew we were in for a ride. And what a ride it was!

After living separate lives 250 miles apart for years, suddenly we were immersed 24/7 in a grand adventure. It was like tossing two wild cats into a pen with only one bowl of food. The cycling surprised us. We couldn't believe how exciting a honeymoon like this could be.

If you've been stuck in a single life for a long time and want out, or you're simply encumbered by the daily grind and in need of your own adventure, you'll find this book not only encouraging but also fair warning for what may be ahead for you! Regardless of your station in life, you'll enjoy a heartwarming account with some engaging travelogue and photos introducing you to new places.

Small-town America and roadside scenes never looked as good as they do from the seat of a bicycle. Come along and find out for yourself!

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1 review copy available
18 members requesting

Request by Jul 19, 9:16PM
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