Unplugged by Ryan Van Cleave came from the author.
I'm not terribly likely to sink into a video game addiction myself (too easily bored really) but I am always curious to read about obsessions/addictions that are far afield from my own experiences.
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin was a contest win from Nat at Book, Line and Sinker.
Southern white girl, black housekeeper, civil rights era. Why would you not want to read this one?
Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell was a contest win from Terra at Yankee Romance Reviewers.
I have loved Jill Mansell ever since I discovered her (when you still had to send over to the UK to get copies of her books) so I was thrilled to win this one about gossip and rumors.
The Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare by Arliss Ryan came from Elizabeth at Penguin/NAL.
I am fascinated by the idea of what a marginalized historical figure might have thought. And the ways in which Anne Shakespeare might have contributed to the plays we know and love today is a topic that is wide open so this one really piques my interest.
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