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And the Winner is…..

Sunday, June 11th, 2017



Jennifer F. (jfarr5)

Congratulations Jennifer! Your books will be on the way to you soon.

Thank you Mary Potter Kenyon for your interview and for providing the books for this give-away!

Mary Potter Kenyon Book Give-Away!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

You have until tomorrow to comment on the Interview with Author and Member Mary Potter Kenyon to be entered to win our Book Give-Away.


Mary Kenyon Potter has generously offered a brand new copy of each of her four books to a member who comments on the interview.


You can see the interview and leave a comment here: Link


A winner will be chosen at random, tomorrow, June 7, 2017 at 12 noon, EDT.


Winner of The Gargoyle Hunters by John Freeman Gill!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Winner of the brand-new copy of John Freeman Gill’s book,

The Gargoyle Hunters is:

Veronica S. (snowkitty)


Congratulations! Your book will be on its way to you soon!

 Thank you to everyone who commented on the Blog!

Thank you again, Mr. Gill!


To read Vostromo’s interview with Author John Freeman Gill, click here.







Winner! Angelique’s Storm Winner!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016


The Winner of the brand-new copy of

Paula W. Millett’s new book Angelique’s Storm is:

Nancy C.


Congratulations! Your book will be on the way to you soon!

Thank you Ms. Millett and Diane G. for the interview! And thank you to everyone who commented on the Blog!

To read the interview click here.



Free Book Friday Winner! SEAL Team Six

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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The Winner of the brand-new autographed Hardcover copy of

SEAL Team Six by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin is:


Susan W. (xflamekat)


Congratulations! Your book will be sent out to you soon!

Free Book Friday!

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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This week’s Free Book Friday Prize is:



SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin

When the navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six — a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. — In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL — the toughest and longest military training in the world.

After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First, there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then, the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six (ST6), with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally, as member of ST6, he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the eighteen snipers in ST6, Wasdin became the best — which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.

Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters, and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it became known, left eighteen American soldiers dead and seventy-three wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His explosive combat tales and inside details of becoming one of the world’s deadliest snipers combine to make this the most thrilling and important memoir by a navy SEAL since Lone Survivor.

ISBN 9780312699451, Autographed Hardcover

1 Lucky member will win a brand-new autographed Hardcover copy!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

You have until Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!


Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

Free Book Giveaway Winner! (What book has surprised you?)

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016



Winner Winner, go make dinner!

(sorry, we couldn’t resist)


The Winner, chosen at random, of the brand-new copy of

The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure
by Alana Chernila is:


Martha H.!

“We recently got some chickens. One hen was notoriously last and difficult to get back into the coop when we allowed them to free range in our yard. We thus named her after the duck in the children’s storybook that we read many years ago, The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack. Since we didn’t own this book, I used my PaperBackSwap credit to get our own copy. I was surprised about how delightful this book was, even after many years have passed since first reading it. Funny thing, after getting this book, when we now let our chickens free range, our own “Ping” is the last to leave the coop and usually one of the first to come back in. Now, what to do about our Lucy, named after Lucille Ball!” – Martha H.


And as usual we were not a bit surprised by the number of books that surprise and delight our members. From fiction to history, from biographies to cookbooks. Proof positive that our lives are enhanced and much improved by the books we find to read and love.

Thank you to everyone who shared on the Blog!