As World War II draws to a close, can two young people find love, hope—and freedom?
February 1942: Terrifying reports of the Wehrmacht’s advance across the Soviet Union spread like wildfire, striking new fear into the already oppressed German families living there.
Harri Pfeiffer, now sixteen, is summoned to the forced labour camp in Chelyabinsk. With men around him dying by the hundreds, every day is a fight for survival in a world plagued with despair.
Three years later, with the war finally over, Yvo Scholz arrives in Chelyabinsk, desperate for news of her brother, who was also last seen being dispatched to the labour camp. Still uncertain of the fate of her father, it takes all Yvo’s unshakeable courage to build a new life for herself while she waits for hope to return.
When their paths intersect, Harri and Yvo find a connection they never thought possible. But faced with hostility and discrimination, do they dare to dream they will one day be free—together?
NEW SPECULATIVE FICTION NOVEL EXPLORES THE INDIVIDUAL’S QUEST FOR PURPOSE IN A RICHLY IMAGINED AI FUTURE.
Unfettered Journey—A love and adventure story with a philosophical perspective-—
I’m giving away 100 Kindle copies of my new book, Unfettered Journey, just released on Labor Day. This speculative fiction novel explores the individual’s quest for purpose in a richly imagined AI future. It is a love and adventure story with a philosophical perspective.
Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit. He travels to a small college to progress his quest, but instead finds love, a secret plot by unjust forces, and the answers to his fundamental questions—the nature of the conscious mind and free will. Join the journey.
I'm giving away (10) Queen Move paperbacks to celebrate how much love this story has gotten this year from so many readers. Just add it on Goodreads to enter! Thank you!
The mysterious death of a local teen leads to a hunt for a killer in the sixth Widow’s Island novella by #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.
On Widow’s Island, the secrets are dark…and everybody has one. So when Deputy Tessa Black responds to a call about an explosion in a quiet neighborhood, she gets more than she bargained for: the body of a teen who went missing weeks ago.
Until recently, Gavin was living in a reputable foster home. But now that he is found dead—Tessa can’t help but wonder if sinister forces are at play. Who would want to hurt him, and why?
With the help of her partner, Park Ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa tries desperately to decipher what happened to Gavin before another life is cut short. Someone on Widow’s Island knows the explosive truth. Will Tessa find the answers she needs before someone else turns up dead?
Enter for a chance to win one of 25 copies of CUYAHOGA by Pete Beatty, an October Indie Next Pick!
"A hilarious and moving exploration of family, home, and fate...you won't read anything else like it this year.”
“As comically genius as a Coen Brothers film; with narrative skill and voice as singular as Faulkner.”
—Natalie Jenner, author of The Jane Austen Society
"This marvelous tragicomic tale impressed upon my head and heart—twin joys.”
—Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math
Enter for a chance to win an advance reader's copy of HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE, the new novel by Imbolo Mbue, bestselling author of How Beautiful We Were!
“The highly suspenseful story of an African village’s struggle for survival and justice in the face of ruthless American corporate greed is written with remarkable acuity and compassion. Mbue has given us a book with the richness and power of a great contemporary fable, and a heroine for our time.”—Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the National Book Award
From the author of A Lily in the Light comes a poignant story of innocence lost and what it means to grow up too fast.
It’s 1965, and thirteen-year-old Gia, along with her older brother and cousins, are desperate to escape their sleepy, tree-lined neighborhood where nothing ever happens. The only thing Gia would miss is the surrounding marsh, where she feels at home among sea birds and salt water.
But when one of Gia’s cousins brings drugs into their neighborhood, it sets off a chain of events that quickly turn dangerous. Everyone will be caught in the ripples, and some may be swept away entirely. Gia is determined to keep herself and her family afloat while the world is turned upside down around her. Can she find a way to hold on to the life she was so eager to leave behind, or will she have to watch it all disappear beneath the marsh forever?
At turns heart-wrenching and hopeful, A Frenzy of Sparks explores a world where survival is the attempt to move forward while leaving pieces of your heart behind.
Win a hardcover copy of a business memoir written by a psychological consultant to management. Presented in a case study style, "Management Practices of Successful CEOs" is a behind-the-curtains look at how businesses, and their managers operate across a diverse range of industries.
Kirkus Reviews says: "One striking aspect of this volume is that it gives readers the rare chance of getting a glimpse into five decades of business management from a psychologist’s perspective. Although recalling key interactions with individuals is remarkable, Armatas digs beneath the superficialities to examine the way CEOs think and operate Readers seeking a look into the minds of a diverse group of CEOs should find this well-organized, candid memoir revealing and pertinent."