Giveaway! Win An ARC Prize Pack Featuring Brenda Novak, Jude Deveraux and Karen Robards

Now is your chance to get an early look at upcoming reads by some of our favorite authors. These books feature intriguing mysteries and unforgettable characters that you won’t want to miss.


Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak:

Before We Were Strangers by Brenda NovakFive-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound—the ominous thump before all went quiet.

In the morning, her mother was gone.

The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen, anxious to leave her small Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn’t just difficult—he was deadly.

Now another traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth, even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies, a jilted ex-boyfriend, and a father and brother who’d rather see her silenced. But as Sloane starts digging into the past, the question isn’t whether she can uncover what really happened that night…it’s what will remain of her family if she does?


A Justified Murder by Jude Deveraux:

A Justified Murder by Jude DeverauxThe small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. After a narrow escape, they vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous—until Janet Beeson is murdered.

When Janet’s body is discovered, everyone is shocked by the violence of the attack. The sweet little old woman has been shot, stabbed and poisoned, but no one can imagine who would want to harm one of the town’s kindest, most helpful residents.

Sara, Kate and Jack are determined to leave this case to the professionals. But they are soon bombarded by townspeople eager to tell their stories and clear their names with the trio who solved the Morris murders. Even the sheriff is hoping they’ll lend their skills to a crime that seems to have no explanation and no motive. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined…


The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards:

The Fifth Doctrine by Karen RobardsIt took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they’d never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission—the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it’s not like she has a choice.

An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. It could mean torture or endless imprisonment—assuming she survives. But it might also ignite the kind of chaos that forces a revolution. It might just change the world. Besides, if Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…



Want to win? Let us know which books you’re looking forward to reading next! It could be an anticipated new release for 2019 or maybe an older book you just haven’t gotten around to picking up yet…no matter what, we want to know what’s next on your TBR list.


Giveaway! Answer the above question for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) prize packs featuring:

-An Advanced Reading Copy of Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak

-An Advanced Reading Copy of A Justified Murder by Jude Deveraux

-An Advanced Reading Copy of The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards

Five (5) winners will be randomly drawn from all eligible comments. Open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Contest closes November 26, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For full official rules, click here.

Update this contest is now closed.



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    244 Responses to “Giveaway! Win An ARC Prize Pack Featuring Brenda Novak, Jude Deveraux and Karen Robards”

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      Jessica Villafane

      I’ve been wanting to read before we were strangers. Sounds great. It’s definitely on my TBR list. I’d love the chance to read it and review it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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      Michelle Taylor

      “Before We Were Strangers” looks interesting and will likely be added to my very long to-read list 🙂 I am now waiting to read the new King story “Elevation” and the next Jane Hawk installment for Koontz “The Forbidden Door”.

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      Kelley Sullivan

      These 3 all sound like good reads. However, I am also looking forward to reading The Gown, Scarlet Ribbons (Book abt Fr Revolution) and The Rule of Many (sequel to The Rule of One.

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      Lisa Richardson

      I have a huge TBR pile but I am looking forward to reading the last J.R.Tolkien book which I just received. Also the 2nd book in Nora Roberts Year One series and Michelle Obama’s new book.

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      Jeanne Dembenski

      I am looking forward to reading Before We Were Strangers, really enjoy all Brenda Novak writes. Have read Jude Deveraux before but if I won this would be an introduction to Karen Robards They all sound like amazing stories

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      Danielle Thompson

      I have read over 50 of Brenda Novak’s books so of course Before We Were Strangers is at the top of my TBR! I’m also looking forward to reading some seasonal books as we enter the holiday season that I’ve picked up through out the year. Older books like Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber being one of them. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome new reading material!

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      I like all of these authors in the contest, but I am looking forward to reading Debra Webb’s book THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER and I have Nicholas Sparks’s book EVERY BREATH but I haven’t started it yet. The book I’m most excited about is the conclusion to the Jane Hawk series by Dean Koontz, THE NIGHT WINDOW. So many books, so little time! Thank you for the chance to read and review!!

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      Charlene Lipski

      I am currently reading The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak, a great author. I am not familiar with the other 2 authors but would love to try them. I am also a big Debbie Macomber fan. Thanks for the chance.

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      Marta Ratliff

      Would love to read all three of these books! I am looking forward to reading Barbara Taylor Bradford new book. I do not remember the name of it. It is going to be released this month.

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      Reneé Kern

      Up next is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. I’ve been anxious to read this one since I saw it was coming out. The book after that is an ARC of Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz (our 1/8/2019. After that, another ARC the same day, The Au Pair by Emma Rous. A lot of good looking books coming out, starting with the three above!!

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      Cindy Callahan

      Karen Robards is my favorite! Got busy this summer so im currently reading “The Moscow Deception”. Look forward to this next one in the series. Also like Jude’s books. I also havent had the opportunity to read the new titles out from Barbara Delinsky yet. I have some reading to catch up on! Cuddling with my dogs or laying out in the sun (depending on the season/weather) while reading a good book is the ultimate in relaxing for me!

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      Carol Thomas

      I have preordered Before we Wete Strangers from B&N, I cant wait to buy Jude Deveraux’s new book, I’m so excited to read her in a new genre. Karen Robards new book sounds so very interesting. I am looking forward to all three of these, for December and the new year reading.

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      Rory Lemond

      I would be honored to win these books. These are some of my favorite authors. I love their books. I have never been disappointed in any of them always great reads. Thanks for a chance to win.

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      Terry Pearson

      I love these authors! I just finished reading An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; a great thriller which is my favorite genre.

      Thanks for this wonderful giveaway and chance.

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      Wow! These books sound very intriguing, and I have added them to my already long TBR list. I just finished All The Beautiful Lies by Peter Sawnson, and am going to read Black House by Peter Straub & Stephen King. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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      Angela Sanford

      I have a big TBR list and it just keeps getting longer because of all these wonderful new books coming out. Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan is the next book that is at the top of my list.

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      Melissa Vandenburg

      I would love to win. I dont get to read as much as I want to as I cant afford books and between working and taking care of my husband it’s hard to find time to go to the library

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      Louise Pledge

      These three authors are among my favorites! The book I’d like to read next, however, is Richard Paul Evans’s new Christmas novel… I believe it’s called “The Noel Stranger”.

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      I’m looking forward to reading: LOU REED: A LIFE by Anthony DeCurtis,
      “Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution” by John Luzader, “Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City” by Kate Winkler Dawson, and “Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton” by Tilar J. Mazzeo.

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      Kristine Aparicio

      Looking forward to reading A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux. My piles and mountain of books to be read remain around my bed as insulation that gets reduced and then replaced ☺

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      Linda Moffitt

      I Really Want to read Just A Normal Tuesday
      ( I have it but I’ve built it up so much because I am scared to read it so I dont want to have the excitement of reading it be over and I don’t want to be disappointed either LOL)
      All of these Books look Great
      Thanks for the chance

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      Jessica Iskey

      Oh My Gosh!! These three authors are only the best authors to read!! I’m looking forward to these 3 Books and anything new from Debbie Macomber, Mary Kubica, Minka Kent, Stephen King and Carly Phillips. I love mysteries, romance, suspense and well, just about anything!!
      Thank you so very very much for the fabulous giveaway!!!❤❤ It would be an honor to win any one of these books by these phenomenal authors!!

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      Elissa Smith

      This contest is now closed and congratulations to our winners by random draw, Terry Pearson, Melissa Gluntz, Neva Gaile, Linda Interlante and Karol. Please check your inbox for an email from me.

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      Chrislin Payne

      Oh my goodness gracious, I just scrolled through 300 replies my comment, A justified murder. Sounds like an intriguing mystery perfect for a snowy winter night. Truthfully I would take any, Book Reader.

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