Unfettered Journey by Gary F. Bengier

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.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 e-copies of ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane!

“One of the most unpretentiously profound books I've read in a long time… Keane writes with deep familiarity and precision about the lives of this particular generation… As a writer, Keane reminds me a lot of Ann Patchett: Both have the magical ability to seem to be telling ‘only’ a closely-observed domestic tale that transforms into something else deep and, yes, universal. In Keane's case, that ‘something else’ is a story about forgiveness and acceptance… modestly magnificent.”—Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

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It started with an itch--first on her feet, then migrating up her legs--like a thousand mosquito bites. Then came the exhaustion, and the six-hour naps that only seemed to deepen her fatigue. Then came a trip to the doctor and, a few weeks shy of her twenty-third birthday, a diagnosis: leukemia, with a 35 percent chance of survival. Just like that, the life she had imagined for herself was engulfed in flames. By time she boarded a plane home to New York, she had lost her job, her apartment, and her independence. She would spend much of the next four years confined to a hospital bed, fighting for her life.

When Suleika finally walked out of the hospital--after three and a half years of chemo, a clinical trial, and a bone marrow transplant--she was, according to the doctors, "cured." But as she would soon learn, a cure is not where the work of healing ends; it's where it begins. She had spent the past 1,500 days in desperate pursuit of one goal--to survive. And now that she'd done so, she realized she had no idea how to live.

Suleika embarked--with her new best friend, Oscar, a scruffy terrier mutt--on a 100-day, 15,000-mile road trip across the country. What she learned on this trip is that the divide between the sick and the well doesn't really exist. It is porous, and the vast majority of us will travel back and forth between these realms throughout our lives.

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.

The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 galleys of book one in an exciting new fantasy duology. A princess with a powerful and dangerous secret must find a way to save her country from ruthless invaders.

“The Frozen Crown is fantasy at is best—bold, original and fiercely compelling." — Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of The Bloodprint

“A gripping, intricate tale of court intrigue with no shortage of thought-provoking questions about power, morality, and identity. Askia is a strong-willed yet vulnerable and utterly human character that will linger in readers’ hearts and minds long after they turn the final page.” — Ava Reid, author of The Wolf and the Woodsman

Mirror by Adam Southward

“Dark, menacing and deliciously suspenseful. Another edge-of-your-seat read from Adam Southward.” –Victoria Selman, author of Blood for Blood

She has a dangerous gift. They’ll stop at nothing to take it.

A young psychiatric patient disappears from her ward in the dead of night. Eva Jansen’s medical records have been wiped, her history buried. Somebody wanted all trace of her extinguished forever—and fast.

When forensic psychologist Alex Madison is tipped off that Eva possesses an extraordinary ability, he knows he must find her before she falls into the wrong hands. Her dangerous gift has eerie echoes of his previous cases, and he’s convinced there’s a connection to the sinister criminal network he’s been hunting for years.

But Alex is being watched; his family is being followed. And as the search for Eva consumes his mind, it becomes clear that dark forces are determined to keep her for themselves—and keep him off the scent at all costs. With his life in dangerous freefall, can Alex expose the truth before he is silenced for good?