Debut Author #Giveaway Hop #Win 2 new books + $5 GiftCard


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 “Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s Alaska is beautiful and wholly unfamiliar…. A thrilling, arresting debut.” —Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and I Was Here
“[A] singular debut. . . .  [Hitchcock] weav[es] the alternating voices of four young people into a seamless and continually surprising story of risk, love, redemption, catastrophe, and sacrifice.” —The Wall Street Journal

This deeply moving and authentic debut set in 1970s Alaska is for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Benjamin Alire Saenz. Intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America’s Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare talent.

Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger.

Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This unforgettable book is about people who try to save each other—and how sometimes, when they least expect it, they succeed.

“Hitchcock’s debut resonates with the timeless quality of a classic. This is a fascinating character study—a poetic interweaving of rural isolation and coming-of-age.” —John Corey Whaley, award-winning author of Where Things Come Back and Highly Illogical Behavior

“As an Alaskan herself, Bonnie Sue Hitchcock is able to bring alive this town, and this group of poor teens and their families that live there.” —

 Perfect for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Gillian Flynn, this sexy and seductive debut novel asks: How can you find out that the person you love is a killer . . . and continue to love him anyway?


Ellie Larrabee’s life is perfect. She’s thriving at work, living in a fabulous apartment, and engaged to the man of her dreams. To all appearances, Ellie and Rob Beauman are a golden couple—blessed with good looks, success, and romantic chemistry that’s off the charts. Surely their future together promises nothing but happiness.

But on what should be the most wonderful day of her life, moments after saying “I do,” a shocking secret threatens to shatter Ellie’s happily-ever-after. She learns that the man she just married and loves with all her heart hides a dark past beneath his charismatic exterior. And the more harrowing truth she uncovers, the deeper Ellie is swept into a vortex of betrayal and uncertainty from which she may never escape.


On the island paradise of St. Lucia, Ellie isn’t basking in honeymoon splendor—she’s grappling with the chilling realities of her violently derailed life: Rob has blood on his hands and some very dangerous people on his trail, and only Ellie stands between him and the lethal destiny he’s facing. Rob never dreamed that Ellie would be dragged into the deadly world he’s trapped in—or used as a pawn against him. And Ellie could never have imagined how far she’d be forced to go to save the man she loves.

Praise for Just Fall

“[A] tense, wild fever dream of a debut.”Entertainment Weekly

“What a terrific novel! Just Fall arrived in the mail this morning and I read the book in one sitting, which I haven’t done for years. Nina Sadowsky’s premise is original, her voice is clear, her storytelling skills are remarkable, and her pacing is perfect.”—Sue Grafton

“Character-rich and compulsively readable, Just Fall is a marvelous surprise. Exploring the universal need for family and human connection, and the costs incurred when those bonds are severed, Just Fall takes the reader on a wild ride through the psyches of two damaged people who hope to find redemption in each other. The writing is lush, the insights sharp. This novel is a winner.”—Diane Keaton

“Apt comparisons to The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl . . . The tension becomes almost unbearable. . . . The many plot strands are neatly woven together as the story hurtles towards its shocking . . . ending.”Booklist

“Chilling . . . Sadowsky’s debut is an excellent foray into the depths of the depraved criminal mind and its control over others.”RT Book Reviews (four stars)

“[An] intriguing setup . . . Sex and violence abound. . . . Ellie must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice for a man she only thought she knew.”Publishers Weekly

“Impressive and memorable . . . [Sadowsky’s] creative abilities, honed in the film industry, are on display here. She knows just how much to give the reader, and when.”Bookreporter

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  1. I’ve been looking forward to The Smell of Other People’s Houses. Just Fall is new to me. A good debut I have read fairly recently was First and Then.

  2. I am looking forward to reading Just Fall and a recent debut that I have read is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

  3. I haven’t read any this year, I’m usually behind the times. I like reading series when all books have been released for instance.

    But I do have If I Was Your Girl on my shelf after I’m done with these review copies!

  4. Oh my goodness…I’ve read so many in the cozy mystery genre that I’d have a hard time picking a favorite. I will say though that Christine Wenger’s debut of her Comfort Food series was right up there on top. Thank you for a chance to win in this give-a-way!

  5. Not read any debut books lately been reading continuing series for review but Just Fall sounds intriguing

  6. I don’t know what novels are debut novels. Sometimes i just pick up a book in the store but I don’t know the author or if it was a debut or not. I tend to stay with certain authors because I enjoy their stories. I guess I don’t read enough debut novels, lol

  7. I don’t believe that I have read.any debut novels lately, however Just Fall sounds like a great thriller and I’m sure that I would enjoy reading it. Thank you for the chance.

  8. I haven’t read any debut novels that I can list. I do look forward to reading The Smell Of Other People’s Houses and Just Fall. Both sound very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
    Carol L

  9. I loved The Widow. I know I’ve read several debuts this year, but I can’t remember any of them at this moment. I really want to read both of the books you’re offering in your giveaway. Thank you for always offering such wonderful books.

  10. I read so much that this is a book I like but it isn’t her first. American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis is a funny book about how domestics live and the trouble they get into sometimes daily.

  11. Into the Nothing by B.T. Urruela it hasn’t been released yet but its his first time as a solo author