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Plague by CC Humphreys

  Author C.C Humphreys has written eight historical novels. The first, The French Executioner told the tale of the man who killed Anne Boleyn, was runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002, and has been optioned for the screen. Its sequel was Blood Ties. Having played Jack Absolute, he stole the character [...]

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Ben H. Winters’ Summer Reading Picks and a Contest

  We’ve been asking some of our favourite authors to tell us what their favourite summertime reads are, you can see L. Marie Adeline’s here and Terry Fallis’ here, and our newest edition is Ben H. Winters, author of the amazingly, awesome Last Policeman Trilogy! Read on for Ben’s summer picks and your chance to [...]

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Books We Can’t Wait For You To Read in August

  At this point we’re well into the heat of the summer and chances are you’ve already got yourself a tan… or a sunburn. Grab the SPF and one of these great books to bring to the beach in August! Mãn by Kim Thuy- On Sale August 26, 2014 Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and [...]

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A Jodi Picoult Contest!

  We are so excited to be publishing Jodi Picoult’s new novel, Leaving Time, this fall.  It’s the incredible story of Jenna Metcalfe, for more than a decade she has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned [...]

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Fall 2014 Preview… Now with Covers!

  Back in April we went to our Fall conference, which is where Editors present all the new titles that will be hitting the shelves between August – January. There were so many fantastic book presentations, but some of them had us jumping with joy. Of course, we felt it necessary to share our feeling [...]

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9 Books that Will Make Strangers Approach You

  We’re about to contradict a lesson you were taught as a child. Talk to Strangers! Now don’t get us wrong, as a child you really shouldn’t talk to strangers, but as you grow older and wiser, chatting with strangers can result in some pretty great conversations. Especially when books are involved! We can almost [...]

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Reading Bingo: The Second Book in a Series

  Second books in a series are kind of like a welcome home mat. Yes, we know it’s an odd analogy, but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. A first book in a series is an introduction, you spend time getting to know the characters, they’re slowly making an impression [...]

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Cold Reads for Hot Days

  Now that summer is here we are almost wistful for those freezing cold days of the winter. So if you are looking to take a break from the heat and humidity start reading one of this frosty treats and escape into the ice and snow. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen:  A spur-of-the-moment ski trip [...]

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Celebrate Canada Day with a Canadian Book!

  We’re a country filled with lots of writing talent and as Canada Day approaches, we wanted to feature a selection of some of our favourite Canadian reads. If you’re reading a Canadian book to celebrate our 147th birthday, share with us in the comments! New Brunswick: The Acadians by James Laxer Incidents in the [...]

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Authors in the House: June Giveaway

  As usual, June has been a fantastic month for having some very impressive authors visit us. This month’s signed book prize pack features more than a couple bestsellers, for example Diana Gabaldon and Emily Giffin, topical non-fiction with Paula Todd’s Extreme Mean, and the TV tie-in edition of The Leftovers, just recently launched on [...]

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