Buy the Avocado Toast by Stephanie Bousley

Buy the Avocado Toast by Stephanie  BousleyWhen rent, utilities, and the costs of living pile up, it is far too easy to battle overwhelm before even factoring in the six-figure student debt that rides on the shoulders of many recent graduates.
Traditional advice on paying back these loans (“Get a side gig! No more lattes!”) over-simplifies the problem and forces guilt upon anyone who is trying to pay off debt, save for retirement, and enjoy life at the same time. Only someone who has conquered a similar struggle can empathize with and advise the next round of debt warriors.

Author Stephanie Bousley is a millennial who has gone from ramen to riches. She brings to this book a treasure trove of unconventional finance ideas that can fit into any lifestyle, while encouraging readers to chase dreams beyond the limits of their bank account. Buy the Avocado Toast is the manual that will empower graduates to think of themselves as a whole greater than the sum of the money in their accounts. Enter to win a copy today!

Credible Threat by J.A. Jance

Credible Threat by J.A. Jance*ADVANCED READER’S COPIES*

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Ali Reynolds and her team at High Noon Enterprises must race against the clock to save an archbishop who faces mysterious death threats in yet another “incredible” (Suspense Magazine) installment of J.A. Jance’s New York Times bestselling series.

Years after her son’s fatal overdose, grieving mother Rachel Higgins learns that his addiction may have grown out of damage suffered at the hands of a pedophile priest while he was in high school. Looking for vengeance, she targets the Catholic Church’s most visible local figure, Archbishop Francis Gillespie. When the archbishop begins receiving anonymous threats, local police dismiss them, saying they’re not credible. So he turns to his friends, Ali Reynolds and her husband, B. Simpson.

With B. out of the country on a cybersecurity emergency, it’s up to Ali to track down the source of the threats. When a shooter assassinates the archbishop’s driver and leaves the priest himself severely injured, Ali forms an uneasy alliance with a Phoenix homicide cop in hopes of preventing another attack. But Ali doesn’t realize that the killer has become not only more unhinged but also more determined to take out his or her target.

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

If I Had Your Face by Frances ChaEnter for a chance to win one of 100 advance copies of IF I HAD YOUR FACE by Frances Cha, on sale April 21!

"Even as a girl, I knew the only chance I had was to change my face...even before a fortune-teller told me so."

Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a "room salon," an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client may come to threaten her livelihood.

Her roomate, Miho, is a talented artist who grew up in an orphanage but won a scholarship to study art in New York. Returning to Korea after college, she finds herself in a precarious relationship with the super-wealthy heir to one of Korea's biggest companies.

Down the hall in their apartment building lives Ara, a hair stylist for whom two preoccupations sustain her: obsession with a boy-band pop star, and a best friend who is saving up for the extreme plastic surgery that is commonplance.

And Wonna, one floor below, is a newlywed trying to get pregnant with a child that she and her husband have no idea how they can afford to raise and educate in the cutthroat economy.

Together, their stories tell a gripping tale that's seemingly unfamiliar, yet unmistakably universal in the way that their tentative friendships may have to be their saving grace.

The Long Path Home by Ellen Lindseth

The Long Path Home by Ellen LindsethA young woman on the run finds a second chance in World War II Italy in a thrilling novel of love, intrigue, and redemption by the author of A Girl Divided.

1944, Chicago. From desperate small-town teen to star of the burlesque circuit, Violet Ernte has survived tough choices and more than one reinvention. Now, framed for an underworld murder, she has one way out: agree to keep Marcie, a reckless USO showgirl and mobster’s daughter, on the straight and narrow. Vi’s new act: play innocent ingenue and join the all-American song-and-dance troupe bound for overseas to a war-torn Italy.

When a USO headliner goes missing soon after landing, the disappearance has treacherous implications for the entire troupe. With Marcie’s safety in peril, Vi turns to battle-roughened army sergeant Ansel Danger for help. But getting closer to Ansel means exposing her past and her double life of scandal and deception. And in a heartbeat, she could lose everything.

Defiant and resilient, Vi is used to taking risks. This time it’s for redemption. To love, and to be loved. And for a second chance at a future she thought was lost forever.

Logging Off by Nick Spalding

Logging Off by Nick SpaldingFrom bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a laugh-out-loud story about getting offline—and getting on with life.

Andy Bellows is in a right state. Plagued with insomnia, anxiety and neckache, he’s convinced there’s something seriously wrong with him. And the worst thing is that his doctor agrees. The diagnosis: Andy is in the grip of a self-destructive addiction to technology—he just cannot put that bloody mobile phone down.

Texting, tweeting, gaming and online dating—technology rules Andy’s life. His phone even monitors his bowel movements. So how will he cope when he’s forced to follow doctor’s orders and step away from all of his beloved screens?

From having to leave the flat in search of food like some kind of Neanderthal to engaging in conversations with actual people, Andy’s about to discover just how bewildering—and scary—the analogue world can be.

And when his sixty-day detox hits the headlines—making him a hero to suffering technophiles everywhere—Andy is sorely tempted to pack it all in and escape in the nearest Uber.

Can he get himself out of this mess, and work out how to live a better, technologically balanced life…without consulting Google even once?

The Cendovian by Mark Hennessy

The Cendovian by Mark  HennessyEnter to win a Kindle version of The Cendovian.

Our Code Becomes Us

In The Cendovian, Stanford computer science professor Richard Nelson is on a mission to save humanity from itself. To do so, he must first save his wife Virginia. In this quest, Richard and his neuroscientist friend Pari seek the code to immortality. Leveraging artificial intelligence and virtual reality, they build a new world they call Cendovia, and an organization so secret most do not know they are even in it.

A dramatic first day of college for Richard’s top students, Victor, Marisa, and Connor, sets them on a collision course with this secret organization. For Victor, things start off bad and keep getting worse. He struggles to change his fortune, struggling most of all to uncover the mystery his professor hides. Marisa and Connor team up to help Victor as these three friends strive to become the superheroes Richard has called on programmers to be.

While unlocking the capability to transcend into digital form, Richard and Pari grapple with the moral questions such transcendence awakens. At the risk of losing his grip on reality, Richard reshapes his world to retain the memory of his love as he journeys into an after life of his own creation. Though a looming danger approaches, he remains willing to die for his cause and most of all for Virginia. But how many deaths must he endure?

The Money Man by Nancy Herkness

The Money Man by Nancy HerknessShe’s small-town business. He’s Manhattan high finance. Together they ignite in a novel about unexpected love and danger by Nancy Herkness, award-winning author of the Wager of Hearts series.

New Jersey bookkeeper Alice Thurber has a carefully constructed risk-free life. Everything in perfect balance. Until little discrepancies show up in her clients’ accounts. Most would ignore it. Not the impeccably precise Alice. In desperation she reaches out to a high-powered consulting firm for help. New York City’s movie-star handsome financial wizard Derek Killion reaches back. All he has to do is smile and Alice’s fantasies stir. A girl can dream, can’t she?

A cofounder of KRG, Derek’s promise is to advise small-business owners in trouble. He never guessed that assisting the diffident but sexy Alice would be so captivating and make it so hard to keep his desires in check. But just as intriguing is the alarming puzzle behind the computer glitch that’s unsettled his client. As the investigation unfolds, they must also confront an attraction too palpable to ignore. Every new dark twist they follow is only bringing them closer together—in passion and in danger.