Saturday, September 22, 2018

What's this?
A weekend free of cozies?
Well, it is here on the blog!

I love cozy mysteries, and I know you do too. 
But what about all the other wonderful genres?

Now is your chance to win non-cozy titles from these wonderful authors!

There are 10 books, so 10 winners.
1 title per winner. Titles are by random pick.

Author Julie Seedorf is giving away an 
eBook copy each of her children's books



Abby had her fingers full of chocolate cookie dough. She was putting her fingers to her mouth to sample a taste while no one was looking. Maggie had her back turned to Abby. She was sneaking a couple of chocolate chips out of the bag and into her mouth before she gave the bag to Abby so the chocolate chips could be added to the cookies. Both of them had their hands halfway to their mouth when the phone rang.
Both Abby and Maggie jumped and quickly dropped their hands to their sides as Brady ran into the kitchen and snatched up the phone.
*Brady, Brady, all of you have to come quickly. I need your help.* screamed Grandma. 
Yes Grandma is in trouble again and the four cousins scramble to her aid. What they find when they look for her is a ransacked house, a missing Grandma and clues they don't understand. What they learn about Grandma leaves them wide eyed and open mouthed.

“Stop!” Abby yelled. “I have news.”

Maggie stopped by Abby, but Jake and Brady were having too much fun playing Annie Annie Over with the pen they had whisked off the table where Maggie had dropped it when she was going to chase Jake and Brady. It flew over the girls’ heads with ease. The look of concern on Abby’s face was enough to get Maggie’s attention, leaving her to ignore the pen that was flying over their heads.

Once Brady and Jake saw that their sisters were not paying any attention to their antics but whispering seriously about something, the boys put down the pen.

“What’s going on?”

Yes, Grandma was in trouble again and the four cousins had to rescue her. Following her trail, and figuring out the clues, lead the cousins to secrets Grandma had not told them about her past. The fun they find along the way makes this a book for young readers and also the young at heart.

Author Susan Furlong
is giving away a print copy of

Among the Irish Travellers living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, no one forgets and no one forgives. And as former Marine MP Brynn Callahan finds out when she returns home, it's hard to bury the past when bodies keep turning up . . .
After an IED explosion abruptly ends her tour of duty, Brynn arrives stateside with PTSD and her canine partner, Wilco—both of them bearing the scars of battle. With a mix of affection, curiosity, and misgivings, she goes back to Bone Gap, Tennessee, and the insular culture she'd hoped to escape by enlisting in the Marine Corps.
Marginalized and wary of outsiders, the Irish Travellers keep to themselves in a secluded mountain community, maintaining an uneasy coexistence with the “settled” townspeople of McCreary. When Wilco’s training as a cadaver dog leads Brynn to discover a body in the woods, the two worlds collide. Soon it’s clear that Brynn and Wilco are in danger – and they’re not the only ones.
After the police identify the dead woman, Brynn is shocked to learn she has a personal connection—and everything she’s been told about her past is called into question.

Forming a reluctant alliance with local sheriff Frank Pusser, Brynn must dig up secrets that not only will rattle her close-knit clan to its core, but may forever change her perception of who she is . . . and put her back in the line of fire.

Author K. A. Davis
is giving away winner's choice 
of a print or eBook copy of

A father’s disappearance never solved, a mother’s secret taken to the grave, a daughter deceived…

Kathryn Landry thinks her life is just about perfect. She is the owner of a successful interior designer business in Newport Beach, California, and she has an attentive, supportive husband. But her world comes crashing down when her husband, Neil Landry, vanishes without a trace… in a situation almost identical to the disappearance of her father twenty years before.

With her father’s disappearance still a mystery, Kathryn is skeptical that the detective assigned to her case will be able to find her husband. Determined to uncover the truth, Kathryn is plunged into a world of politics, high-priced call girls and wealth. As she begins to search for her husband, a decades-old secret her mother took to the grave threatens to destroy all she holds dear. Caught up in a web of betrayals and deceit, and not knowing who to trust, Kathryn must find a way to survive as she discovers the past has a way of repeating itself.

Author Lori Herter
is giving away a print copy of

California native Glenna Molloy, a travel writer, flies to Ireland to explore sacred places cherished by Finn Maguire, her great lost love, in hopes of finding new meaning in her life. But Coyle Foxworth, her intrusive and cagey co-author, can’t work without her. He follows her to County Fermanagh, disturbing her spiritual journey. They visit tiny Caldragh Graveyard with its ancient pagan stone and fairy tree. The graveyard is reputed to be a “Thin Place,” where the veil between our world and the Celtic Otherworld is so fragile it can disappear. There they meet a mysterious femme fatale, Maeve, who says she is half-fey. Magical things begin to happen, and suddenly Finn reappears in Glenna’s life… 

Author Gerry Schmitt
(aka Laura Childs)
is giveaway a print copy each of 

In the first Afton Tangler thriller, the unforgiving cold of a Minnesota winter hides the truth behind an even more chilling crime...
On a frozen night in an affluent neighborhood of Minneapolis, a baby is abducted from her home after her teenage babysitter is violently assaulted. The parents are frantic, the police are baffled, and, with the perpetrator already in the wind, the trail is getting colder by the second.
As family liaison officer with the Minneapolis P.D., it’s Afton Tangler’s job to deal with the emotional aftermath of terrible crimes—but she’s never faced a case quite as brutal as this. Each development is more heartbreaking than the last and the only lead is a collection of seemingly unrelated clues.
But, most disturbing of all, Afton begins to suspect that this case is not isolated.  Whoever did this has taken babies before—and if Afton doesn’t solve this crime soon, more children are sure to go missing . . .

The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that’s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree...
Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions can’t save his life. On the list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky. 
Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again—and succeeds—in a brazen hospital room attack. 
The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person—and she’s not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage...

Author Jenn McKinlay
is giving away a print copy of

A stray kitten and a rambunctious poodle bring together a small-town bachelor and a single mother in the latest romance set in Bluff Point, Maine.
Bluff Point brewery owner Zachary Caine wants nothing to do with commitment. His wild bachelor lifestyle suits him perfectly—until a foster kitten named Chaos makes him a reluctant hero. Now he’s BFFs with the kitten’s two little girls and finds himself falling for their gorgeous mother, who couldn’t think less of him.

Divorced mother Jessie Connelly wants nothing to do with men like Zach. He’s sexy and charismatic and bad news, just like her ex. But her girls adore him, and he’s doing a good job filling in for their deadbeat dad. Then a snowstorm brings out the best in both neighbors, who, it turns out, have more in common than their mutual attraction...

So when Jessie’s past threatens her and her girls, Zach is determined to do whatever it takes to protect them—and live happily ever after with this family he has made his own.

Author Karen Rose Smith
is giveaway an eBook copy of 

Clare's little sister, Lynnie, was abducted twenty-seven years ago. Now the retired detective who has never been able to let go of the cold case has a lead. Lynnie could be alive! Clare's neighbor, Joe, an occasional friend until now, gives her support and...wants more than friendship. Clare's mom, Amanda, thrown together again with her ex-husband into a crisis discovers forgotten love beneath the regrets. Clare's sixteen year old daughter, Shara, decides to run from her problems instead of facing them. A devoted sister, a turmoiled mom and a rebellious daughter find their way back to each other in this contemporary ebook about three generations who discover love can knit their family back together again.

Author Laura Bradford
is giving away a print copy

Katie Beiler was always the follower to her twin sister Hannah’s lead. That is until Hannah left their Amish upbringing for an English life—leaving Katie to find her own footing in a world that no longer looks as it once did . . .
Katie has always imagined her life being just like Mamm’s. It’s why she chose baptism and why she’ll soon marry Abram Zook. But ever since Hannah left, the only thing that truly makes Katie smile is the sketchpad in which she indulges her talent for drawing faces—a sin that, if discovered, could get her shunned by her family, her friends, and even Abram. Yet Katie sees her secret pastime as the only way to quiet a growing restlessness she’d just as soon ignore. That is until their Mamm’s untimely death brings Hannah back home to Pennsylvania, with a new outlook on life, a man she adores, and, soon, an invitation for Katie to visit her in New York City.
Suddenly, Katie is experiencing a freedom she’s never had, in a world she never imagined. She’s also spending time in the company of a fellow dreamer, someone who sees her as strong and brave and makes her laugh. But it’s when Hannah shows Katie’s drawings to a gallery owner that she truly finds herself at a crossroads between the only life she’s ever known and the powerful lure of an unfamiliar future.
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  1. Wow, impressive giveaway, Lisa! Happy weekend!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway for so many wonderful non-cozy books!

  3. Thank you for the chance to win. Awesome giveaway

  4. This was fun but the links to goodreads were not least for me! Thanks for the chance!

    1. Sorry about that. Thank you for letting me know. I've added instructions to the Rafflecopter.

  5. Thanks so much and I went on Goodreads and followed and added all these great authors and books to my shelf! Yeah!

  6. This is a fabulous giveaway! Thank you.

  7. Great books!!! Would love to win anyone of them!!Good luck everyone.

  8. Thanks, Lisa, for including my book in this awesome giveaway!

  9. Wonderful books thanks for the chance

  10. Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome Giveway

  11. FANtastic giveaway - AWESOME authors - WONDERFUL books - TEN very lucky people! Thanks for the chance. <3 Fingers crossed to be one of the fortunate ones selected.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  12. Wonderful giveaway thank you for doing this,

  13. Wonderful giveaway of many of the authors that I already follow due to cozy mystery genre! I am excited to read the non-cozy books as well!teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

  14. Thanks so much! Good luck to us all!

  15. Hi Lisa. There are some really interesting books in this giveaway. I am going to order the children's book by Julie Seedorf for my youngest granddaughter (unless I'm very lucky! 😀). Thank you for all your hard work with your wonderful blog posts.

    Cynthia B

  16. Wonderful giveaway thank you love to read

  17. Oh wow! Nice giveaway!

  18. Thank you for a chance to win a book. My past time is reading.