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From fat-burning books to ones featuring mystery and quick-witted characters, this week’s giveaways are sure to light a fire under you. Enter to win, don’t delay!

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Fat-Burning Machine: The 12-Week Diet by Mike Berland and Gale Bernhardt

51vq7EkJuBLAre you ready to change your body for life? Do you want to step on a scale and feel happy? Do you want to look in the mirror and feel proud? Do you want looser-fitting clothes? Do you want more energy? Do you want to sleep solidly through the night?

No games. No gimmicks. No shakes. No starvation. Just a straightforward and simple, doctor-approved approach to eating and exercise that throws out decades of bad science and will transform you from being a fat-storing person into a permanent FAT-BURNING MACHINE.

This is our promise: Follow this plan and you will experience dramatic, life-altering results.

But if you still need further convincing, just ask yourself:
• Have you been gaining a pound or so a year, for the past few years?
• Do you crave sugar and snacks, and worry that you can’t control your cravings?
• Do you feel that the more you exercise, the hungrier you are and the more you eat?
• Does exercise make you feel tired and weak?
• Are you working out more than ever and still gaining weight?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to find out if the habits you’ve developed are causing your body to store fat or to burn it. So much of what you’ve been taught about fitness and weight loss is patently false—that you have to eliminate all fat from your diet or that you should load up on carbohydrates before a workout. These practices may actually be sabotaging your success. Fat-Burning Machine exposes the myths that have prevented you from achieving your weight and fitness goals, and will revolutionize the way you think about your body, your health, and your outlook on life.

MIKE BERLAND is the CEO of Edelman Berland, the strategic research and analytics arm of Edelman. His clients have included multinational companies, professional sports leagues, entertainment figures, higher education and cultural institutions, and political leaders. After becoming a fat-burning machine, he experienced a dramatic reduction in weight (and has kept it off), and successfully completed his first New York City Marathon and the 2015 Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.

GALE BERNHARDT is a two-time Olympic coach and leading athletic trainer. She was selected as one of Men’s Fitness magazine’s top six online trainers and is certified as a Level I Coach by USA Cycling and a Level III Coach by USA Triathlon. She has previously served on the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee.

Prince: The Man and His Music by Matt Thorne

51dd2md8aPLFamously reticent, perverse, and controversial, Prince is one of the few remaining superstars of the 1980s who still, perhaps, remains an enigma. Now a firm fixture in the pop canon, where such classics as “Purple Rain,” “Sign o’ the Times,” and “Parade” regularly feature in Best Ever Album polls, Prince is widely held to be the greatest musician of his generation. His live performances are legendary and his influence on music—across pop, indie rock, hip hop, and R&B—has never been more evident. Matt Thorne’s Prince has been written from years of research and interviews with dozens of intimate associates, and examines every phase of Prince’s career over thirty-five years.

MATT THORNE was born in Bristol in 1974 and educated at Cambridge University and the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of six novels, including Eight Minutes Idle, which won an Encore Award and was recently adapted into a film, and Cherry, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. He is also the author of three children’s books and the 39 Castles series, as well as the coeditor of the anthologies All Hail the New Puritansand Croatian Nights. He runs the MA in Creative Writing program at Brunel University in London and is a regular reviewer of literature, film, music, and TV for UK radio and newspapers.

Death of a Nurse (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery) by M. C. Beaton

51Cqaxia01LC. Beaton’s New York Timesbestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland’s most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.

James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer’s behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria’s body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again….

C. BEATON has won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries. The BBC has aired 24 episodes based on the series. Beaton is also the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, which will air as an eight-episode dramatic series on Sky1, starring Ashley Jensen. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. For more information, you can visit MCBeaton.com.

Fear Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Voodoo, Vampires, Graveyards & Ghosts of the Crescent City by Michael Murphy

61m2rKOTFcLBy the author of the acclaimed Eat Dat, a brand-new guide to New Orleans’s scary side, from Voodoo rituals to historic cemeteries and haunted mansions

Fear Dat New Orleans explores the eccentric and often macabre dark corners of America’s most unique city. In addition to detailed histories of bizarre burials, ghastly murders, and the greatest concentration of haunted places in America, Fear Dat features a “bone watcher’s guide” with useful directions of who’s buried where, from Marie Laveau to Ruthie the Duck Girl. You’ll also find where to buy the most authentic gris-gris or to get the best psychic reading.

The Huffington Post tagged Michael Murphy’s first book Eat Dat, about the city’s food culture, the #1 “essential” book to read before coming to New Orleans. New Orleans Living called it “both reverent and irreverent, he manages to bring a sense of humor to serious eating―and that’s what New Orleans is all about.” In Fear Dat, Murphy brings similar insights and irreverence to New Orleans voodoo, vampires, graveyards, and ghosts.

75 Color Illustrations

MICHAEL MURPHY, a book publishing professional, has been a vice president at Random House, publisher of William Morrow, and founder of the literary agency Max & Co. By day two of his first visit to New Orleans in 1983, he knew he was home. He finally moved to New Orleans in 2009, and will never leave.

 

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