Saturday, August 1, 2015

ARE YOU LISTENING? ENCHANTED AUGUST: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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ENCHANTED AUGUST
READ BY SIERRA BOGGESS
BY BRENDA BOWEN
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
A sparkling summer debut of love and reawakening that transports the classic The Enchanted April to a picture-perfect island in Maine

It’s a rainy summer in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when two unhappily married women, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot, spot a tattered ad on their children’s preschool bulletin board:

Hopewell Cottage

Little Lost Island, Maine.

Old pretty cottage to rent

Spring water, blueberries, sea glass.

August.

Neither can afford it, but they are smitten. To share expenses, they find two companions: Caroline Dester, the exquisite darling of the independent movie scene, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who is recovering from heartbreaking loss. Transformed by the refreshing summer breezes, steamed lobsters, and cocktail hours on the wrap-around porch, the unlikely quartet gradually begin to open up to one another, and ultimately rediscover their capacity to love and be loved.

With a cast of quirky and endearing characters set against the beauty of an idyllic New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates a beloved classic and offers readers a universal fantasy: one glorious summer month away from it all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A former children’s book publisher, Brenda Bowen is now a literary agent and children’s book author. She lives in New York, and spends as much of her summer as she can on an island much like Little Lost Island in Maine.


PRAISE FOR ENCHANTED AUGUST:
“A delightful retelling of the enchanting classic.  I’m dreaming of blueberries and Maine lobster. We all need a sunny island or castle to which we can run away.”—Helen Simonson, bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“Enchanted August  is a true charmer of a novel, written with humor, sensitivity, and a huge amount of heart. I fell in love with the glorious Maine setting and with the quirky and endearing characters who find themselves thrown together there. It’s a perfect summer read—for any time of the year.”—Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club

“Enchanted August is as lovely and salty as an afternoon on an island in Maine.  Brenda Bowen writes with humor and with love about the spell cast on the unsuspecting by a cottage by the sea.  And her endearing characters wind up, at summer’s end, with something even more precious than lobster: a second chance.”—Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She’s Not There

“Brenda Bowen has written a book filled with turns and reveals as twisty as the flower-bordered island island paths. Recommended for those who treasure books filled with heart, humor, friendship, love, and forgiveness, and for those who love Maine.”— Morgan Callan Rogers, author of Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea  

“A bewitching story with characters as rich and delightful as summertime in Maine, ENCHANTED AUGUST indulges its readers with stories of friendship, love and new beginnings.”—Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl

 “Enchanted August is a frothy delight—witty, poignant, and surprising…a magical summer sojourn.”—Lauren Belfer, author of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light

“Bowen has conjured up a delightful and inviting island summer complete with all the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Maine to create a feast for the senses…this feel-good story will make an enjoyable summer read for romance lovers.”–Booklist

“A paean to coastal Maine and island living, and a treatise on loving the one you’re with. . . a smartly crafted beach read….an old-fashioned love story with humor and heart”—Publishers Weekly 

“With touches of Shakespearian comedy, this is. . .  bright and kind and optimistic. A thoroughly pleasant summer read as breezy as the island itself.”—Kirkus 

 “Bowen has created a charming and witty update with a setting that could not be more appealing—from the woodland fairy houses and twin turrets in the island cottage to the rocky beaches and all-day lobster bakes. Enchanted August reminds us that sometimes it just takes a change of scenery to reveal that love is right in front of us.”—BookPage

“A heartwarming read, allowing the reader absorb the briny air, the taste of boiled lobsters, and cozy gatherings that bring one back to the languorous days of long ago endless summers.”—New York Journal of Books

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Friday, July 31, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! THE ROYAL ASSASSIN: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


THE ROYAL ASSASSIN
A Victorian Bookshop Mystery
BY KATE PARKER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society…

When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen’s cousin. When Kira’s bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Queen calls on Blackford to discreetly protect the princess and prevent an international incident.

The Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But that is far from the English way. To get the job done, Georgia must go undercover as Kira’s English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn’t the only motive in the case—and that someone is determined to turn royal wedding bells into a funeral dirge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kate Parker has held a variety of careers, including microbiologist in two hospitals, insurance fraud investigator, office clerk, telephone line repairer, and emergency medical technician, but her favorite is writer. Only as a writer can she travel to different locales and centuries.

In the last four years, since she switched from Romantic Suspense to Historical Romance, she has finaled three times in RWA’s Golden Heart® contest with three different manuscripts. Now she’s made the switch to historical mysteries with romantic elements, featuring the twists and turns and dead ends of her favorite mystery writers, including Robert Barnard, Simon Brett, Margaret Frazer, Susanna Gregory, and Deanna Raybourn. When she comes back to the present day, Kate finds herself near the coast of North Carolina with her real life hero, nineteenth century architecture and twenty-first century comforts.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! PEACHES AND SCREAM: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

PEACHES AND SCREAM
A Georgia Peach Mystery
BY SUSAN FURLONG

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation…

To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.

With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking…

INCLUDES RECIPES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pseudonym for Lucy Arlington.

During her writing career, Susan has worked as an academic writer, freelance writer and novelist. Currently she’s busy working on The Georgia Peach Mysteries. (Berkley Prime Crime/July 2015) She also writes under the pen name Lucy Arlington. To learn more about her writing, visit her website at www.susanfurlong.com

Writing as: Susan Furlong Bolliger/S. Furlong-Bolliger/Susan Furlong

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! GRACE CRIES UNCLE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GRACE CRIES UNCLE
A Manor House Mystery
BY JULIE HYZY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The New York Times bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mysteries shows how a blast from the past can spell trouble for Grace Wheaton…

When Grace’s estranged sister Liza shows up on her doorstep, the timing couldn’t be worse. Grace’s beloved boss and benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, has finally gotten her to agree to a DNA test to establish if he is, in fact, her uncle. If so, Grace would move from being the trusted curator and manager of Marshfield Manor to Bennett’s heir. And her duplicitous sister would be right behind her in the line of inheritance.

Liza is not the only mysterious visitor to arrive in town. A man claiming to be an FBI agent has shown up, and a swarm of avaricious antique collectors have descended on Emberstowne for a prestigious convention. When Bennett reveals he’s in mind to acquire a secret antique and the FBI agent turns up dead, the plot thickens. And Grace can’t help but wonder if Liza is at the center of it all…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julie Hyzy's first experience with food included flipping burgers and chopping onions at a neighborhood hot dog stand. She traded that experience for a job as a singing waitress at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour—but gave that up when she started college (and because she couldn't carry a tune).

Over the years, she's acted in community theater productions, appeared in television commercials, and crashed a previously all-male fraternity to become one of the first female brothers in Loyola University's Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Julie had dreams of becoming a writer, but family, friends, and frat brothers convinced her otherwise. Having held positions as junior officer at a downtown bank, office manager at an architectural firm, and financial advisor at a prestigious wealth management company, she realizes that the business degree was probably a good choice—but fiction is truly her passion. Now, with some well-earned life experience behind her, she's delighted to finally be able to make writing a priority in her life.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! DEAD MEN DON'T EAT COOKIES: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

DEAD MEN DON'T EAT COOKIES
A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery
BY VIRGINIA LOWELL

ABOUT THE BOOK:
As the national bestselling Cookie Cutter Shop mysteries return, things are heating up for Olivia Greyson, her best friend, Maddie, and the rest of the crew at The Gingerbread House—until a cold case puts their plans on ice…

Olivia’s mom, Ellie, is always cooking up new schemes, but her latest idea has Livie and Maddie especially excited. Ellie’s converting an old boarding house into an arts and crafts school—one that, of course, houses a kitchen for those interested in baking. But right as renovations start, the workers discover a pile of bones buried within the boarding house’s walls, evidence of a long forgotten crime.

A silver necklace with a cookie cutter charm is found within the remains, convincing one of the workers that the bones are the remains of her father, who’s been missing for over five years. Of course, Livie and Maddie can’t resist the allure of investigating. But they’re about to discover that digging up the secrets of the past can be deadly dangerous…

RECIPES INCLUDED
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Hi! I'm Virginia Lowell, and Cookie Dough or Die was the first book in my Cookie Cutter Shop series. I had a great time writing the story. I mean, decorated cookies and murder, what could be more fun?

I grew up surrounded by shelves of mysteries, which my mother collected. She loved those wonderful British cozies with quirky characters, a light touch of humor, and gallons of tea. I do, too. Cookie cutters have always fascinated me, as well. They seem to have personalities of their own, and sometimes they tell a tale.

Virginia Lowell's first book in The Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series was COOKIE DOUGH OR DIE. To read more about Virginia Lowell and her fascination with cookie cutters, visit her website HERE.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

NIGHTLIFE: NIGHT TERRORS - A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

This Summer, Read The Stars!

 And Enjoy Nightlife
Like You Never Have Before….

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“Thrilling, edgy, and scary as hell, Nightlife is an outstanding debut and––along with Justin Cronin’s The Passage and Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels––it's also one of the most original takes on the vampire novel I’ve ever read.”
—Jason Starr, Bestselling Author of The Pack

Matthew Quinn Martin first terrified horror fans with NIGHTLIFE (Pocket Star EBooks; October 2013; $5.99), the captivating story of two unlikely monster hunters determined to save the city of New Harbor from the Night Angels—bloodthirsty creatures that feed on the forgotten. Jack Jackson and Beth Becker are among the few who can see these creatures for what they really are, but as they hunt the creatures, a mysterious organization known only as The Division is hunting them.

In the novella NIGHTLIFE: HAZARDOUS MATERIAL (Pocket Star EBooks; May 11, 2015; $.99), we get a glimpse of The Division’s origins and aims, when a young man stumbles onto a long-abandoned video arcade—which three decades ago was the site of the largest mass shooting in New York history—and unwittingly uncovers a relic of unimaginable power and mind-altering terror.

And in 
NIGHTLIFE: NIGHT TERRORS (Pocket Star EBooks; July 27, 2015; $1.99) readers will discover the never-before-released As the Worm Turns, where Jack and Beth are back, along with their faithful dog, Blood. For months they’ve been keeping just one step ahead of The Division, whose enigmatic leader has been pursuing them with the single-minded obsession to capture them by any means necessary. But as Jack and Beth continue their quest to rid the world of the creatures once and for all they find themselves facing off against something even more terrifying than the Night Angels––something that could hold the key to humanity’s salvation…or its doom.  NIGHTLIFE: NIGHT TERRORS is three amazing horror stories in one chilling bundle...the only thing you won't fear is the price!

Matthew Quinn Martin was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, it wasn’t until Matthew moved to Manhattan that he realized he was a writer. These days, he lives on a small island off the North Atlantic coast of the United States where it gets quiet in the winter…perhaps too quiet…

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! WOUND UP IN MURDER: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WOUND UP IN MURDER
A Yarn Retreat Mystery
BY BETTY HECHTMAN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
n the newest Yarn Retreat Mystery from the national bestselling author of Silence of the Lamb’s Wool, dessert chef Casey Feldstein continues to develop her hidden talents for knitting…and solving murders.

With two yarn retreats in the bag, Casey is looking forward to running her third one at Cadbury by the Sea’s Vista Del Mar hotel on the Monterey Peninsula. This time, each knitter will get a Mystery Bag of knitting materials to turn into a personal project.

But Casey gets tangled up in another retreat at the same hotel, when the organizer and his wife have a very public spat. As Casey is delivering her baked goods later that night, she finds the woman dead in the bushes with a magician’s silk scarf nearby—just like the scarf Casey’s ex-boyfriend, Sammy, used during his magic act at the retreat. As Sammy takes center stage as the prime suspect, Casey and her friends will have to stitch together the clues before the real killer pulls a disappearing act…

Includes knitting patterns and a recipe

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I grew up on the south side of Chicago and in a very busy weekend, got married, graduated college and moved to Los Angeles.

Although my degree is in Fine Arts, all I ever wanted to be was a writer and I've been doing it in one form or another for as long as I can remember. My shining moments in elementary and high school always involved stories or poetry I'd written. I wrote news stories and a weekly column in my college newspaper. My first job out of college was working on the newsletter of a finance company. I worked for a public relations firm and wrote press releases and biographies. Later I wrote proposals for video projects and television shows that went through various stages of development.

I tried writing screenplays and wrote three. I sold one and another was a winner in a Writers' Digest contest.

I was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom and did all kinds of volunteering at my son's schools including editing and writing several newsletters.

I wrote essays and small pieces that ran in the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News and Woman's Day among others. My short romantic and mystery fiction appeared in Woman's World, and Futures magazine.

My affair with crochet began in Las Vegas. I had always had a fascination with crochet, particularly granny squares, but thought there was some magic involved with making them that was beyond me. And then everything changed that day in Vegas when I saw the kids' kit in FAO Schwartz. If the instructions were easy enough for kids, I thought they might work for me.

My first granny square was missing a corner, but when I tried again, all four corners were there. I was in awe of my own accomplishment. I had found the magic. I went granny square crazy until pretty soon I didn't need directions anymore. Then I learned there were more squares than just basic grannies and I made squares with sunflowers in the middle and other patterns. I moved beyond squares and made flowers, hearts, bookmarks and more.

I was in love with crochet and began to make scarves, purses, afghans, and shawls. I started carrying my hooks everywhere. A plane trip became a pile of granny square wash cloths, or part of a shawl. A vacation in Hawaii turned into a tote bag.

And now I get to write about it...

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