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Enter to Win Signed Copies of Every Melanie Benjamin Novel Plus Stunning Parisian Prizes!

“No one writes of the complexities of women’s lives and loves like [New York Times and USA Today bestselling author] Melanie Benjamin.”

—Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy.

 

To celebrate the release of Melanie Benjamin’s latest novel about wartime Paris, Mistress of the Ritz, we’re offering Bookstr readers the chance to win some incredible prizes, including signed copies of all of Melanie Benjamin’s novels!

 

Enter our amazing giveaway for your chance to win:

 

  • Signed copies of Melanie Benjamin novels, including, Mistress of the Ritz, Alice I Have Been, The Girls in the Picture, The Aviator’s Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. 

  • A stunning Paris-inspired necklace

  • an Eiffel Tower poster

  • $25 Fandango gift-card, allowing you to watch a female-centered movie celebrating women like Mistress of the ritz

 

Enter to Win Signed Copies of Every Melanie Benjamin Novel Plus Stunning Parisian Prizes! (Contest on Hive.co)

 

About The Book:

 

 

In her newest novel, Mistress of the Ritz, Benjamin artfully weaves together suspense and love. We see the famous Ritz hotel go from glamorous to gorey, after the German army invades Paris, and sets up headquarters in the very hotel that F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, and other famous, dazzling guests have vacationed.

Publishers Weekly calls this novel, “Utterly unforgettable,” and if you are interested in the power of love within a country ravaged by war, this novel is just for you!

Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel’s director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests—and each other.

Until June 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. Suddenly, with the likes of Hermann Goëring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality. One that entails even more secrets and lies. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman. For in order to survive—and strike a blow against their Nazi “guests”—Blanche and Claude must spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish.

But one secret is shared between Blanche and Claude alone—the secret that, in the end, threatens to imperil both of their lives, and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself.

Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war.

 

About the Author:

 

 

MELANIE BENJAMIN is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife. Previous historical novels include national bestseller Alice I Have Been, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb and The Girls in the Picture.  Her novels have been translated in over fifteen languages, featured in national magazines such as Good Housekeeping, People, and Entertainment Weekly, and optioned for film. Melanie lives in Chicago with her husband, where she is at work on her next historical novel.


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Your Win Is Coming! Enter Our Unmissable ‘Game of Thrones’ Giveaway

As the final season of Game of Thrones approaches the end, Game of Thrones fans are in need of a little comfort. Well, look no further. We’ve got some amazing Game of Thrones merch up for grabs, courtesy of our friends at Insight Editions. Read about these amazing prizes in detail below!

 

Enter to Win Exclusive Game of Thrones Storyboards, Writing Set, Notebooks, and More! (Contest on Hive.co)

 

Enter our unmissable game of thrones giveaway for your chance to win all of this amazing game of thrones merch:

 

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Game of Thrones: The Storyboards (Coming May 28th)

 

 

In this exceptional art collection, Game of Thrones storyboard artist William Simpson shares the brilliant work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series.

This gorgeous book features a unique behind-the-scenes look into pivotal moments and early conceptual art from Game of Thrones. Curated from Simpson’s extensive archive, this revealing collection represents the exemplary artistic development involved in one of the most visually dynamic shows on television.

 

Game of Thrones: The Storyboards is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope of its rich development and artistry. This unique collection is housed in a finely crafted, deluxe slipcase and is a must-have for all fans of this breathtaking show.

Insight Editions creates illustrated books of distinction that celebrate cultural milestones in entertainment, history, and the arts. These lavishly produced and visually stimulating volumes are dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. Elegant and informative, books from Insight Editions showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft.

Stark and Lannister House Notebooks

 

 

Noble, stoic, and resilient, House Stark has endured some of the darkest periods in the history of Westeros. Known for their motto, “Winter Is Coming,” the Starks’ notably grim outlook on life acts as a necessary shield against the brutalities of the Seven Kingdoms. This beautifully crafted ruled notebook features the Starks’ sigil: The fearsome direwolf, symbolizing the strength and loyalty of House Stark.

House Lannister is known for both its great wealth and ruthless cunning. Those with the courage to cross the Lannisters soon come to learn the truth behind the well-used adage, “A Lannister always pays his debts.” This beautifully crafted ruled notebook features the Lannisters’ sigil: The lion, symbolizing the ferocity and pride of House Lannister.

Night King and Wight Concept Notebooks

 

 

Celebrate the final season of HBO’s epic fantasy saga Game of Thrones with this hardcover ruled journal, based on the Night King, master of the White Walkers and the Army of the Dead. Featuring a unique sculpted cover, this hardcover journal lies flat when open and includes 192 ruled pages, a ribbon placeholder, an elastic band, and a back pocket for storing keepsakes and mementos.

Or, if you prefer, check our the Wight concept journal, based on Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Viserion, after his shocking transformation by the Night King. Featuring a unique sculpted cover and a textured case, this hardcover journal lies flat when open and includes 192 ruled pages, a ribbon placeholder, an elastic band, and a back pocket for storing keepsakes and mementos.

Night’s Watch and Iron Throne Journals

 

 

The only line of defense for the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, the Night’s Watch protects Westeros from wildlings, White Walkers, and other threats from the land beyond the Wall. Known as “crows” for their all-black attire, the sworn brothers of the Night’s Watch are absolved from all past crimes when they take their oath, although they must renounce family, land ownership, and birthright. As the final line of the order’s oath states, “I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” A thrilling new addition to our internationally best-selling line of Game of Thrones stationery, the Game of Thrones: Night’s Watch Hardcover Ruled Journal pays homage to this powerful piece of pop culture iconography.

Constructed by Aegon Targaryen following the war of Conquest that first established the Seven Kingdoms, the Iron Throne is a much-desired seat of power in Westeros. Made from the swords of Aegon’s defeated enemies and forged in the fiery breath of his dragon, Balerion, the surfaces of the Iron Throne are so jagged and hazardous that it allows no ruler to rest easy. A thrilling new addition to our internationally best-selling line of Game of Thrones stationery, the Game of Thrones: Iron Throne Hardcover Ruled Journal pays homage to this iconic element of the hit HBO series.

With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. All this, plus a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5–inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos, makes Game of Thrones: Iron Throne Hardcover Ruled Journal the ultimate television-inspired portable journal.

 

House Lannister Deluxe Stationary Set

In the land of Westeros, a timely message dispatched via raven can make the difference between winning a battle and losing your kingdom. This deluxe stationery set, themed to avaricious house Lannister provides all the items you will need to communicate with friends, bannermen, and faraway Maesters.*

House Lannister is just one of three available sets—the series also includes House Targaryen, and House Stark. Each set includes a 192-page ruled journal plus these exclusive items:

-Wax stamp featuring House sigil
-Two wax sticks
-Paperweight shaped like House sigil
-Twenty envelopes featuring House sigil
-Twenty pieces of writing paper featuring House sigil
-Keepsake box

Taking fans even further into the world of HBO’s Game of Thrones, these stationery kits are a must-have for fans and anybody who needs to stay one step ahead of rival Houses!

*Ravens not included.

Dire Wolf and Iron Throne Popup Cards

 

 

Surprise your favorite Game of Thrones fan with this deluxe pop-up card from Insight Editions, featuring a handcrafted pop of Jon Snow’s direwolf, Ghost.

Using fine Italian pressed and dyed paper with intricate paper engineering, this premium card can be used as a keepsake or display, making it the ultimate gift for fans to share their love for Game of Thrones throughout the Seven Kingdoms.

Or, treat yourself to a handcrafted pop of the Iron Throne.

Using fine Italian pressed and dyed paper with intricate paper engineering, this premium card can be used as a keepsake or display, making it the ultimate gift for fans to share their love for Game of Thrones throughout the Seven Kingdoms.

 

Stark Sigil Card and House Sigil Foil Notecards

 

 

Surprise your favorite Game of Thrones fan with this deluxe greeting card from Insight Editions, featuring an intricate handcrafted quilled design of the House Stark sigil.

Using fine Italian pressed and dyed paper with intricate paper engineering, this premium card can be used as a keepsake or display, making it the ultimate gift for all fans throughout the seven kingdoms.

 

House Stark and House Targaryan Desktop Stationary

 

Explore Westeros with this Game of Thrones–themed stationery set inspired by the hit HBO original series. Themed to House Stark, this desktop set comes in a keepsake display box that holds a 128-page pocket journal, twenty sheets of letterhead paper, and envelopes—all with the iconic House Stark sigil—as well as a quill pen for all your writing needs. Capturing the epic scope of the beloved series, this finely crafted stationery set is a collectible item that will make fans feel like a true member of their favorite house.

Enter the world of Game of Thrones with this collectible desktop stationery set inspired by the hit HBO original series. Housed in a specially made display box, this one-of-a-kind Targaryen-themed stationery set contains a 128-page pocket journal, twenty sheets of letterhead paper and envelopes—all with the iconic Targaryen House sigil—as well as a quill pen for all your writing needs. Taking fans further into the land of Westeros, this spectacular stationery set is the perfect way to celebrate HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Dragon EggHouse, and Iron Throne Candle Sets

 

Dragons are a powerful force in the world of Game of Thrones. Now, you can prepare for the coming of winter with these intricately designed candles modeled after the petrified dragon eggs owned by Daenerys Targaryen on the show — a must-have decoration for any fan!

 


Insight Editions creates illustrated books of distinction that celebrate cultural milestones in entertainment, history, and the arts. These lavishly produced and visually stimulating volumes are dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. Elegant and informative, books from Insight Editions showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft.

Enter to Win Signed Copy of Timothy Jay Smith’s ‘The Fourth Courier’ and More!

Prolific novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Timothy Jay Smith is back again with his newest novel, The Fourth Courier, a fast-paced thriller that takes you to the darkest corners of post-Cold War Poland.

The Fourth Courier is rife with suspense. This thrilling plot includes a series of grizzly murders, international crimes, nuclear threats, incessant greed, and more!

 

Enter To Win 'The Fourth Courier' Themed Set (Contest on Hive.co)

 

Enter our amazing giveaway for a chance to:

-Own your very own piece of the Berlin Wall

-Stock up your summer reading list with a SIGNED copy of Timothy Jay Smith’s espionage thriller, The Fourth Courier.

-Upgrade your aesthetic with a beautiful, vintage army surplus messenger bag

-Splurge on the Amazon market with a $25 gift card

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Goolrick calls The Fourth Courier “a furious, riveting ride. His writing is humane, precise, relentlessly exciting. I dare you to read the opening and not want to race to the finish in one tightly held breath.”

Publishers Weekly says that The Fourth Courier features “sharply drawn characters, rich dialogue, and a clever conclusion that bodes well for any sequel.” Booklist notes how “Smith skillfully bridges police procedural and espionage fiction, crafting a show-stealing sense of place and realistically pairing the threats of underworld crime and destabilized regimes.” Timothy Jay Smith is a proud member of the LGBTQ community, who is passionate about exploring these themes in his work, which has garnered him countless accolades. His book Fire on the Island was the winner of the 2017 Gold Medal in the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition for the Novel. Smith also won the Paris Prize for Fiction for his debut work, A Vision of Angels.  Smith has also been nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize for short fiction, and his screenplays have won numerous international competitions, as well as founding the Smith Prize for Political Theater.

 

Don’t miss your chance to win The Fourth Courier plus these amazing prizes. Enter now!

 

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Enter to Win 10 SIGNED Scott Turow Books, Plus Amazing Courtroom Prizes!

Scott Turow’s books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide and been adapted for the screen six times.

 

Turow has written eleven novels in addition to three nonfiction books, which in total have been translated into over forty languages and sold more than 30 million copies.  He is best known for his legal thrillers Presumed InnocentThe Burden of ProofPleading Guilty, and Personal Injuries, which was named by Time magazine as the Best Fiction Novel of 1999. Turow has won multiple literary awards, most notably the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers’ Association.

 

Enter our amazing giveaway for your chance to:

 

    • Stock your summer reading with THESE AMAZING Scott Turow novels

    • Make your own judgments, with your own gavel and block

    • Compose some kick-ass poetry with the ‘Lawyer Poet’ magnetic poetry set

    • Chill out with a DVD of Presumed Innocent starring Harrison Ford

    • Super-style yourself with your own Personal Injuries t-shirt!

Enter to Win Signed Scott Turow Books Plus Courtroom Inspired Gifts! (Contest on Hive.co)

 

Scott Turow graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970, receiving a fellowship to Stanford University Creative Writing Center which he attended from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1975 Turow taught creative writing at Stanford. In 1975, he entered Harvard Law School, graduating with honors in 1978. From 1978 to 1986, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, serving as lead prosecutor in several high-visibility federal trials investigating corruption in the Illinois judiciary. In 1995, in a major pro bono legal effort he won a reversal in the murder conviction of a man who had spent eleven years in prison, many of them on death row, for a crime another man confessed to.

Today, he is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal an international law firm, where his practice centers on white-collar criminal litigation and involves representation of individuals and companies in all phases of criminal matters. Turow lives outside Chicago.

Enter For A Chance to Win $500 and Discover the Magic Within!

Do you think you are magic? Then enter for a chance to win $500 to help you find your inner magic! One magician will be lucky enough to win this cash prize.

 

Win $500 and Discover the Magic Within! (Contest on Hive.co)

 

Based on the NY Times Bestseller, this TV adaptation of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness blends drama, history, romance and fantasy in this wonderful tale. Watch Diana Bishop, a history of science professor, learn that witches, vampires, and other magical creatures exist after discovering a special book at the Bodleian Library.

Join her as she makes magical friends and enemies. But the question remains: is she ready for this new magical world?

Tune in on Sunday, April 7th at 9/8c on AMC!

A NY Times review of the TV adaptation says: “The real action, however, involves the interspecies affair — banned by centuries-old tradition! — between Diana and Matthew. It’s a love for the ages that starts out kind of stalkery, the way these things do, and graduates to torrid but clothed canoodling enacted by the commensurately gorgeous [Teresa] Palmer and [Matthew] Goode.”

Entertainment Weekly calls the book,“A thoroughly grown-up novel packed with gorgeous historical detail and a gutsy, brainy heroine to match. . . . Harkness writes with thrilling gusto about the magical world.”

 

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