Boot by Charles L. Templeton




Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 ebooks of the Amazon bestseller, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam by Charles L Templeton.

A debut postmodern literary novel that explores the madness of the Vietnam War.

While much has been written about the Vietnam War from those who lived through it, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam is an undeniably unique and surreal reflection on that troubled time in history. A linguistic triumph about military failure, the book is a truly unusual tale from the perspective of a Marine helicopter crew chief, George Orwell (G.O.) Hill.

In the Fall of 1968, George Orwell Hill finds himself in the middle of the war in Vietnam. G.O., as he is known to his fellow crew members in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265, enters the conflict with all of the biases and prejudices you might expect from a young man from south Texas. G.O. is a dreamer, much in the same vein as Walter Mitty, which gives the reader an opportunity to see into his mind and thought processes as well as his heart. The word ‘absurd’ derives from the Latin word for deaf, ‘surdus.’ Fittingly, the absurd universe of the Boot is deaf to G.O.’s attempts to understand or to influence it. His protracted journey of self-discovery, survival, and trying to find meaning in his life, are in vain. That is, until he finally embraces his absurd existence, and throws himself wholeheartedly into experiencing the surreal realities life has provided for him.

The Rule of All by Ashley Saunders

As America’s twenty-first-century revolution reaches its endgame, twin sisters must outrun, and outlive, the Common enemy.

Outlaw twin sisters Ava and Mira Goodwin were born to defy Texas’s tyrannical and oppressive Governor Roth. They inspired millions across the country to liberate themselves and fight to live free under the new Common rule. But an enemy still endangers their fragile vision for the future. Ava and Mira’s mission: hunt the man down.

The once-mighty Governor Roth has fled Dallas. Holding a hostage beloved by Ava and Mira, Roth has a mission, too: regroup his Loyalists, wreak vengeance, and reclaim his power.

With the help of a savvy programmer turned rebel warrior, Ava and Mira brave a journey more uncertain than they’ve ever attempted before. As they forge southward into foreign territory—against a ruthless cartel, Roth’s aggressive Texas Guard, and a formidable new foe—courage, alliances, and trust will be tested. Now, in the most unlikely and treacherous of places, the sisters must finish what they started. Before they—and the Common—are erased from history forever.

Endeared by J.S. Scott

There’s no such thing as a casual romance in this unforgettable Accidental Billionaires novel by New York Times bestselling author J. S. Scott.

After finishing a hard-won medical residency, Owen Sinclair now lives his dream as a family physician. The windfall that brought him newfound wealth has also made handsome Dr. Sinclair the town’s most eligible bachelor. But Owen’s eyes are on Layla, his onetime best friend, his clinic’s dedicated nurse practitioner, and the one woman in Citrus Beach who has no interest in either his body or his billions.

In high school, Owen and Layla were always there for each other. Layla could confess almost anything to him. But wanting more than friendship was a confession too far, and Layla’s teenage longing was crushed in a heartbeat.

Two buried hurts are now in need of mending, and Owen has a proposition—if Layla is game. It’s a matter of trust as they discover so much more about the past, each other, and themselves. It’s not too late. Maybe they can make up for lost time. A love this true is worth the wait.

Nantucket Weddings by Pamela M. Kelley

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Mia Maxwell runs Nantucket Weddings and she is busy. Which is a good thing as she is trying to get her life back on track. Discover why this feel good women's fiction series is so popular.

From a reader, "I wish I could climb in this story and live at the inn."

The Knife Thrower’s Wife by Sheila McGraw

Enter to win The Knife Thrower's Wife, an unputdownable, twisty, dark, and unexpectedly humorous thriller.

Illustrator Julia Green thinks she's living the dream in suburban Houston, until she has sleepwalking nightmares featuring her husband as a knife thrower with scantily clad Julia strapped to his target. And Austin's aim is regrettably poor.

Along with the nightmares she also has wild and funny daydreams. Wondering what her subconscious is trying to tell her, she paints and analyzes her dreamscapes. Soon, as Julia questions her lifestyle and state of mind, she exhumes present and past betrayals and secrets, and realizes that her friend, Trix, is correct -- that she's been a mushroom -- kept in the dark and fed shit.

When an unexpected tragedy occurs, Julia becomes the focus of the media and police, and she must cast off her submissive persona, find inner strength, and navigate treacherous waters to her long-overdue awakening.

From FOREWORD/CLARION REVIEWS:
In Sheila McGraw's energetic, polished mystery The Knife Thrower's Wife, cracks begin to appear in a long marriage. The book is realistic in its depiction of a family picking up the pieces of a marital implosion...

In humorous fantasy scenes, Julia slips into daydreaming about how she would react more assertively to people if she had no personal and social constraints...

Visual lines show how Julia feels "tiny, hairy centipede feet of fear" and capture her house as "a domestic detention unit".

Basketful of Heads by Joe Hill

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From New York Times bestselling writer JOE HILL (NOS4A2, Locke & Key) comes BASKETFUL OF HEADS, the first series in the smash-hit lineup of the Hill House Comics library. Featuring incredible artwork by LEOMACS (Lucifer), this spine-tingling hardcover collection—with a deluxe vellum jacket—includes the entire seven-issue miniseries, as well as character designs and behind-the-scenes sketches.

June Branch is in trouble. She’s trapped on Brody Island with nowhere to run. Her boyfriend, Liam, has been kidnapped. And four bloodthirsty escaped convicts will stop at nothing to find her. All poor June has to defend herself with is a strange Viking axe with the terrifying power to decapitate a person and leave their head still talking. If she’s going to save Liam and herself, June will have to keep a cool head...or even a whole basketful of them!

The Good Fight by Jana Kramer

Hosts of the award-winning Whine Down podcast, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin explore the raw and real moments of their marriage—what it means to love, to fight, and to sincerely forgive—with spiritual guidance and practical advice for anyone seeking stronger, more fulfilling love.

From the beginning, Mike and Jana had the kind of everyday arguments that drive even the happiest couples apart. Money, careers, insecurity, jealousy...And then kids, infidelity, addiction, and growing walls around their individual hearts. Many people would have separated. But Jana and Mike discovered something invaluable: While fighting under the worst possible circumstances, they learned how to fight for each other with respect, kindness, humor, and faith.

The Good Fight reveals how one couple decided to honor their forever love by battling it out and staying together, told from both sides. With honesty, warmth, and hilarity, Jana and Mike walk us through the details of the most complicated fights of their past. They show readers how they've communicated, prayed, forgiven, and radically embraced each other to live their happiest, most fulfilling lives possible, and offer lessons anyone—married, dating, single—can use to give and receive lasting love.

Cuyahoga by Pete Beatty

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"A hilarious and moving exploration of family, home, and fate...you won't read anything else like it this year.”
—Buzzfeed

“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

Truth of the Matter by Jamie Beck

Starting over means looking back for a mother and daughter on the road to reinventing themselves in a moving novel about family secrets and second chances by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.

Seventeen years ago, two pink stripes on a pregnancy test changed Anne Sullivan’s life. She abandoned her artistic ambitions, married her college sweetheart before graduation, and—like the mother she lost in childhood—devoted herself to her family. To say she didn’t see the divorce coming is an understatement. Now, eager to distance herself from her ex and his lover, she moves with her troubled daughter, Katy, to the quaint bayside town of Potomac Point, where she spent her childhood summers.

But her fresh start stalls when the contractor renovating her grandparents’ old house discovers a vintage recipe box containing hints about her beloved grandmother’s hidden past. Despite the need to move forward, Anne is drawn into exploring the mysterious clues about the woman she’s always trusted. Gram’s dementia is making that harder, and the stakes intensify when Katy’s anxieties take an alarming turn. Amid the turmoil, uncovered secrets shatter past beliefs, forcing each woman to confront her deepest fears in order to save herself.

Elsewhere by Dean Koontz

The fate of the world is in the hands of a father and daughter in an epic novel of wonder and terror by Dean Koontz, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his eleven-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep.

Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object—something he calls “the key to everything”—and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity can’t help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away?

Jeffy and Amity aren’t the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless Amity and Jeffy can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again.

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The bestselling author of The Alice Network returns with another thrilling WWII story of female code breakers and the spy they must root out after the war...

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both women are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

1947. As the wedding of Princess Elizabeth whips Britain into a fever, 3 friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their past, and now they must resurrect their alliance and crack one last code.

Super Rooster Saves the Day by Maureen Wright

Ralph the rooster has big dreams of becoming a superhero. But the other farm animals aren’t so sure—except for Rosie the pig, that is. She’s Ralph’s best friend, and she believes in him. As Ralph and Rosie hang around the farm, there are just no opportunities to be a superhero and save the day...until the farmer turns on the radio, and the “Chicken Dance” song starts playing. POW-WOW! Suddenly it seems that Ralph may have some super powers after all...or does he? Join Ralph and Rosie as they prove that believing in yourself and being a good friend is what makes a true superhero.

What Would Frida Do? by Arianna Davis

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A contemporary guide to life, love, and happiness inspired by the extraordinary artist Frida Kahlo.

Revered as much for her fierce spirit as she is for her art, Frida Kahlo stands today as a brazen symbol of daring creativity. She was a woman ahead of her time whose paintings have earned her generations of admirers around the globe. But perhaps her greatest work of art was her own life.

What Would Frida Do? explores the feminist icon’s signature style, outspoken politics, and boldness in love and art, even in the face of pain and heartbreak. The book celebrates her larger than life persona as a woman who loved passionately and lived ambitiously, refusing to remain in her husband’s shadow. Each chapter shares intimate stories from her life, revealing how she overcame obstacles by embracing her own ideals.

In this charming read, author Arianna Davis conjures Frida’s brave spirit, encouraging women to persevere, to create fearlessly, and to stand by their own truths.

Holding Out for Christmas by Janet Dailey

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Conner Branch still hasn’t stopped thinking about the sultry singer he spotted on stage during last year’s Cowboy Christmas Ball. So imagine his surprise when he discovers the demure kindergarten teacher who comes home for the holidays to Branding Iron, Texas, is the very same woman. And once he’s up close and personal with the mesmerizing Megan, he’s downright determined to keep her by his side for good . . .

If only Conner Branch were simply the star struck cowboy she once believed him to be, Megan wouldn’t have to worry about losing everything to the rugged—and wildly romantic—rancher. With Christmas in the air, it’s a little too easy to imagine spending the holidays, not to mention her whole life, wrapped in Conner’s loving arms. But this songstress has hopes for a big career back in Nashville. And no little holiday romance will ever get in the way of that. So what’s a woman to do when she finds herself facing down a love as bold and exciting as Texas itself?