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Each month RebeccasReads, in partnership with publishers and authors, has a book sweepstake. Just fill out our entry form (below) and you can win a free book.
book sweepstake Winners for april 2013
This month we are featuring the following books:
lorious in scope, The Last Paradise follows the downtrodden and oppressed people of Galveston, Texas, through trials of injustice and bigotry in post-Civil War America. Debut novelist Michael Kasenow artfully weaves a tapestry of vivid and historic detail in this inspiring story of strength and survival.
During the beginning of the twentieth century, the alley people in Galveston band together against racism, prejudice, and poverty hidden within the hypocrisy of civic and corporate corruption. Men and women such as Fanny, Maxwell, Newt, Bishop, Elma, the prostitutes and nuns of St. Mary's, and the puckish poor who hang out at Bleach's Tavern journey through self-discovery in their attempt to find their places in the changing landscape of a modernizing world.
Winner: Cindy Thurman
Music and Mayhem Press (2012)
Murder and revenge in New Orleans. Vol. 3 in the Frank Renzi mystery series. TWO MURDERS TWENTY YEARS APART.
- 1988: Ten-year-old Natalie is devastated when police find her call girl mother murdered in a New Orleans hotel. Like the dragon tattoo girl, Natalie wants revenge. Her relentless hunt for the killer takes her from dancing in New York City strip clubs to working as a call girl in Paris. And back to the Big Easy, with a gun.
- 2008: New Orleans Police Detective Frank Renzi investigates the murder of a VIP businessman in a French Quarter hotel. Is it revenge for the 1988 murder? When the killings continue, Renzi pursues the elusive Natalie. Is she the killer? Or just another call girl? Don't miss the exciting showdown between Natalie and Frank Renzi.
Winner: Lance Saltzman
Conquill Press (2012)
The bodies of young men have been turning up in the Mississippi River for years, their deaths attributed to excessive drinking. But when an Iraq war vet suffering from PTSD is found in the river, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana must decide if the young mans death was accidental or the result of something far more sinister. Caught between a reporter trying to resurrect his flagging career, an FBI agent with a troubled past, and a beautiful private investigator on the trail of a serial killer, Santana is pulled into a whirlpool of greed, seduction, and death. Determined to find the truth no matter what the cost, he must first face his own dark memories and a killer intent on stopping him.
Winner: Sharon Powell
Outskirts Press, Inc. (2012)
What choice will you make if saving your realm demands that you sacrifice yourself? It began with dragon tears and bog wraiths... continued with a Firelord and his scheming councilor... and concludes with desperate battles of which only the dragon knows the outcome...
The stunning and splendid conclusion to this award-winning epic trilogy! A gripping and unpredictable adventure of war, magic, treachery, and ultimate sacrifice that will entangle the realms of Lampion and Nonetre as two ancient prophesies force féyree, elves, dwarves and daemiani into a battle of beliefs in which only one realm will survive.
Winner: Lynette Thompson
Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Garnet Publishing (2012)
Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on occupied land, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other.
On Ichmad's twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family's home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ichmad begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence and loss, and discovers a new hope for the future.
Reminiscent of The Kite Runner and One Thousand Splendid Suns, this is an uplifting read, which conveys a message of optimism and hope.
Winner: Rebecca Stephen
Khepra Ka-Re Amente Anu
iUniverse, Inc. (2012)
Lifting the Spiritual Self-Esteem of the LGBT Community is written for all people-whether heterosexual or members of the LGBT community-who are disgusted with the judgmental and discriminatory way that religions project and impose their beliefs onto the lives of others in the self-righteous name of God. Author Khepra Ka-Re Amente Anu provides source material for readers to counter and fight back against religious institutions, organizations, and individuals who condemn any lifestyle that does not conform to their own narrow ideology. He offers a critique of the man-made, mythological religions of Africa-Egypt/Ethiopia, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. With the exception of Buddhism, religions are violent; the scriptures of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are manuals that provide instructional and operational guidelines for the enslavement of humans.
Winner: Michael Irenlan
book sweepstake guidelines
Entrants must be 18 years or older with an address in the United States or Canada. Staff of RebeccasReads is not eligible to enter the giveaway. Reviewers and contract personnel may enter. No purchase is necessary, void where prohibited. The books will be picked randomly as to what order they are drawn for. We suggest that the entrant be a newsletter subscriber. By entering the contest you agree that you are eligible to enter.
All submissions must be received by 3 p.m. CST on the last day of the month.. All winners will be notified by e-mail within one day of the draw and will be listed in the next month's newsletter. All giveaways end at 3 p.m. CST and commence at or after 4 p.m. CST on the last day of the month.
Number of Winning Entries:
A staff member of RebeccasReads will select random winners from all the eligible entries received for each book offered during the giveaway.
Number of Entries:
You may enter for each book to be given away. Only one name and e-mail address per month will be accepted. Multiple entries will be disqualified. One person may not win more than one book per month, however, previous winners may enter subsequent giveaways and are eligible to win.
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