Welcome to the September to Remember Giveaway Hop!
It’s giveaway time again!
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Click on the titles to read more about the books we are giving away this time. We will be giving away the following books to 2 winners. To enter follow the rules below. No purchase is necessary. Must be 16 yrs or older to enter.
2 Winners will get a copy of Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson (US only)
In a crowded London pub, two young people meet. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists—he a photographer, she a dancer—and both are trying to make their mark in a world that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence, and over the course of a year they find their relationship tested by forces beyond their control. Narrated with deep intimacy, Open Water is at once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity that asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body; to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength; to find safety in love, only to lose it. With gorgeous, soulful intensity, and blistering emotional intelligence, Caleb Azumah Nelson gives a profoundly sensitive portrait of romantic love in all its feverish waves and comforting beauty. This is one of the most essential debut novels of recent years, heralding the arrival of a stellar and prodigious young talent.
About the Author
Caleb Azumah Nelson is a British-Ghanaian writer and photographer, living in South East London. His writing is forthcoming or has been published in the White Review and Litro. He was recently shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award and the Palm Photo Prize and won the People’s Choice prize. Open Water is his first novel.
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2 Winners will get a paperback copy of The Savage Instinct by M.M. DeLuca (US only)
In the lineage of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, The Savage Instinct is the chilling story of one woman’s struggle for her sanity, set against the backdrop of the arrest and trial of Mary Ann Cotton, England’s first female serial killer. England, 1873. Clara Blackstone has just been released after one year in a private asylum for the insane. Clara has two goals: to reunite with her husband, Henry, and to never―ever―return to the asylum. As she enters Durham, Clara finds her carriage surrounded by a mob gathered to witness the imprisonment of Mary Ann Cotton―England’s first female serial killer―accused of poisoning nearly twenty people, including her husbands and children. Clara soon finds the oppressive confinement of her marriage no less terrifying than the white-tiled walls of Hoxton. And as she grows increasingly suspicious of Henry’s intentions, her fascination with Cotton grows. Soon, Cotton is not just a notorious figure from the headlines, but an unlikely confidante, mentor―and perhaps accomplice―in Clara’s struggle to protect her money, her freedom, and her life.
About the Author
M.M. DeLuca is a screenwriter and author of psychological suspense, historical, and young adult fiction novels. She spent her childhood in the beautiful cathedral city of Durham in North East England. She attended the University of London, Goldsmiths College, studying psychology before becoming a teacher. DeLuca immigrated to Canada and lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two children.
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