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Dear Readers,

Accidental Empress CoverCan you imagine being thrown into the role of Empress of Europe’s most glamorous–and treacherous–court at just 16? I sure can’t, which is why I was inspired to share the story of Empress Sisi, who was plucked from obscurity and thrust onto the throne in the golden era of
the Habsburg dynasty. My novel, The Accidental Empress explores the history of the glittering Empire and Sisi’s tumultuous role in it, bringing to life a leading lady so enchanting and charismatic that she inspired legends in her own lifetime. Peeking into the staterooms and bedrooms of the ill-fated Austro-Hungarian Empire, this novel contrasts reality and fantasy, and details a torrid love triangle that changed the course of an empire, and the world.

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Thank you,


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Dear Reader

Dead-Drop-Cover-2MBJack Salvo teaches philosophy, but he pays his bills by working as an L.A. private detective. An aerospace company hires him to investigate an embezzlement. It looks easy–a direct route to the embezzler and a client with deep pockets. Then he’s pulled into a labyrinth of espionage, kidnapping and murder. Lives are at stake, as are secrets that could impact national security.

Write to Jesse Miles at to win one of five free books



Dear Reader,

Fields of Exhile handwritten Journal.inddMeet Judith, who discovers in grad school that the keynote speaker planned for Anti-Oppression Day supports terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and Jews around the world. FIELDS OF EXILE is a moving, humorous novel about love, passion, politics, betrayal, friendship, and the search for the courage to stand up for what you believe.

Phyllis Chesler: “Gripping. I couldn’t put it down.” Cynthia Ozick: “I read this novel with nonstop enthralled admiration.” Steve Stern: Poignant, passionate, compelling, and funny.” Thane Rosenbaum: “FIELDS OF EXILE restores one’s faith in the possibilities of the novel.”

Write me at for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies!

Nora Gold


Hi Readers!

ThisSideoftheRiverI am giving away five copies of my new “grit lit” debut novel, This Side of the River. It tells the story of a group of young, angry Confederate widows who band together at the end of the Civil War, take up arms, and march north to Ohio to burn down the home of General William Tecumsah Sherman.

We are giving away five physical copies. E-mail for your chance to win.


Jeffrey Stayton