Layla by Colleen Hoover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

The Empress by Laura Martínez-Belli

From a bestselling author in Mexico comes her English-language debut—an enthralling historical novel about the tragic reign of Empress Carlota of Mexico.

It’s 1863. Napoleon III has installed a foreign monarch in Mexico to squash the current regime. Maximilian von Habsburg of Austria accepts the emperor’s crown. But it is his wife, the brilliant and ambitious Princess Charlotte, who throws herself passionately into the role. Known to the people as Empress Carlota, she rules deftly from behind the scenes while her husband contents himself with philandering and decorating the palace.

But Carlota bears a guilty secret. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she’s thrown herself into a reckless affair. Desire has blinded Carlota to its consequences, for it has left her vulnerable to her sole trusted confidante. Carlota’s devious lady-in-waiting has political beliefs of her own—and they are strong enough to cause her to betray the empress and join a plot to depose her from the throne. As Carlota grows increasingly, maddeningly defenseless, both her own fate and that of the empire are at stake.

A sweeping historical novel of forbidden love, dangerous secrets, courtly intrigue, and treachery, The Empress passionately reimagines the tragic romance and ill-fated reign of the most unforgettable royal couple of nineteenth-century Europe during the last throes of the Second Empire.

The 50/50 Friendship Flow by Shari Leid

A Simple and Uplifting Way to Deepen Your Friendships

We all have friendships that we have maintained over the years. But now more than ever it’s easy to lose connection with those who you care about—and the uncomfortable feeling of being disconnected from our friends is all too common.

The 50/50 Friendship Flow offers a conscious path to not simply maintain friendships, but to deepen those relationships to support connection and bring joy and a sense of purpose to both of you.

As you read The 50/50 Friendship Flow you will discover

That everyone you meet is both your teacher and your student

A feeling of wellbeing and happiness as you deepen your friendships

The power of the one-on-one meeting

The purpose and impact that each person brings into your life

The 50/50 Friendship Flow encourages each of us to give one another the gift of time. It reveals the power of sitting down one-on-one with a friend for the sole purpose of letting her know the positive impact that she has made in your life

Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler

Just in time for the holidays, enter to win a copy of Sarah Morgenthaler's delightful MiISTLETOE & MR. RIGHT!

How the moose (almost) stole Christmas.

Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can’t stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana’s determined to prove that she belongs…even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town’s hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.

And really…how hard could it be?

The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it’s not getting any easier now that his dream girl’s back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it’s clear she needs help, fast…and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It’s an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong…together.

The Giant Hole by Eliza Ida Thomas

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 e-book copies of The Giant Hole by Eliza Ida Thomas.

Do you or your loved one experience emptiness, depression or hopelessness? Then, The Giant Hole book is a perfect gift for you.

This beautifully illustrated self-help book tells the quirky story of Mango Jelly, a sad and lonely fruit character, who finds herself with an emptiness in her life; a metaphorical giant hole that she can’t fill.

She tries to fill this void in her life with materialistic things and through comfort eating, but none of this brings her fulfillment. Her fruity friends also attempt to resolve her feeling of emptiness, through many means, but fail to do so.

With its engaging message that addresses a wide variety of common struggles and experiences, this charming tale will provide comfort, guidance, and hope for young-adult and young-at-heart readers who are seeking a better way forward.

Let this simple, sweet, universal story about Mango Jelly and her pals help "complete you".

Hopeless Romantic by Marina Adair

Enter for your chance to win a copy of HOPELESS ROMANTIC by Marina Adair!

**WINNERS PLEASE BE AWARE PRIZING MAY BE DELAYED DUE TO COVID19**

As caregiver for her autistic brother, Beckett Hayes knows how meaningful a little extra help can be when life happens. Which is why she runs Consider It Done, a personal concierge service in her small town. Her job also gives her the flexibility to follow her passion, being Rome, Rhode Island's unofficial special needs advocate, training emotional support companions in her spare time. There's not much of that, though, and certainly not enough for serious dating. It's always been family first for Beck. But one unquestionably gorgeous, good-natured man is suddenly a temptation that's getting tougher to resist...

Sixteen years ago, Levi Rhodes was ready to sail off into the sunset--literally. But then his father's death and his sister's unexpected pregnancy postponed his sailing scholarship and the adventures he had planned. Running the family marina and bar was the least he could do for his grieving mother. Plus, his niece needed a father-figure. But now that she's in high school and has her bio-dad in her life, Levi's wondering if it's time to get his sea legs under him again...until curvy, caring Beck showed up in his bar, and then in his dreams...

Loophole of the Gods by Lyle Milton

LOOPHOLE OF THE GODS is the first in the Man Zero pentalogy.

Can a girl be murdered if she was never born? It's a paradox at the core of a dangerous case, one that exhumes horrific memories for one P.I.

Jesse Davenport was plunged into hell when he lost his only child Lainey to a brutal murder. Thrown in jail and put on trial for executing her killers, he escaped conviction, but not the persecuting eyes of the public. So, he retreated into the shattered remains of his life, shielding himself from the world. But when the world comes knocking with a horrifying case—a copycat of Lainey's murder—Jesse's shield is obliterated.

Dr. Nicoletta Albescu bereaved mother of the victim is determined to be his next client. Her daughter, Adrianna, was anything but normal; she was created in a military-industrial lab. But Jesse refuses to join this eccentric billionaire in her delusion that Adrianna was alive. In her world she's used to getting what she wants; she goes to extreme lengths to manipulate Jesse into taking her case.

Take it, he does, and is caught in a battle between self-proclaimed gods for control of this unique A.I. tech. As he tracks down Adrianna's killers he learns that nothing—present or past—is what it seems leaving him struggling against his descent back into hell. The wicked truth of why he’s targeted ignites his vengeance against those gods he must overcome. Some gods are trying to stop him. Some gods seek to control him. But others...

They intend to kill him.