Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! NOT THE KILLING TYPE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

NOT THE KILLING TYPE
A Booktown Mystery
BY LORNA BARRETT

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the latest New York Times bestselling Booktown Mystery, amateur sleuth and bookstore owner Tricia Miles gets caught up in a local election that turns lethal . . .

It’s November in Stoneham, New Hampshire, and time for the Chamber of Commerce elections. The long-standing Chamber president is being challenged by a former lover—Tricia’s own sister, Angelica. Also throwing his hat in the ring is small business owner Stan Berry. Unfortunately, Stan isn’t in the race for long.

When Stan is found murdered, his political rivals become suspects. Angelica is going to need more than a vote of confidence from her sister—she needs Tricia to clear her name so she can win the election.

Tricia soon uncovers a ballot box full of lies and betrayals, and a chamber full of people who had grudges against the victim. But were they serious enough to lead to murder? It’s up to Tricia to pull the lever on a killer before it’s curtains for someone else.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pseudonym: Lorraine Bartlett.

Lorna Barrett is the nom de plume of author Lorraine Bartlett.

Lorraine's other alter ego, L.L. Bartlett, writes psychological suspense and the Jeff Resnick mystery series.

She's done it all, from drilling holes for NASA to typing scripts in Hollywood, and lives a life of crime in western New York.

Her first sales were to the confession magazine market. In all, she's sold nine short stories, including one on Amazon Shorts.

The Booktown Mystery series concerns a mystery bookseller who deals in rare, out-of-print, and used books. What does "L" know about bookselling? A little. She, too, has sold used books.

Authors are split on the whether "used" bookstores are good for building their careers. From a reader's perspective, they're a great way to find new authors or find out-of-print books by their favorite authors. Sadly, authors make no money from the sales of used books—and this is a business where unless you're Stephen King, Nora Roberts, or John Grisham, you aren't going to make enough money from your writing career to cover the mortgage and groceries. So it's a catch-22.

Tricia Miles, the owner of the Haven't Got a Clue bookstore that's the heart of the Booktown Mysteries, also sells new books, thus helping current "real" authors (who are mentioned in the Booktown Mysteries) stake out some kind of living, as well as keeping "alive" the works of long-dead authors.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY LORNA BARRETT:

                     
                        

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Monday, July 21, 2014

DON'T TRY TO FIND ME: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

DON'T TRY TO FIND ME
BY HOLLY BROWN
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When a fourteen-year-old runs away, her parents turn to social media to find her—launching a public campaign that will expose their darkest secrets and change their family forever, in this suspenseful and gripping debut for fans of Reconstructing Amelia and Gone Girl.

Don’t try to find me. Though the message on the kitchen white board is written in Marley’s hand, her mother Rachel knows there has to be some other explanation. Marley would never run away.

As the days pass and it sinks in that the impossible has occurred, Rachel and her husband Paul are informed that the police have “limited resources.” If they want their fourteen-year-old daughter back, they will have to find her themselves. Desperation becomes determination when Paul turns to Facebook and Twitter, and launches FindMarley.com.

But Marley isn’t the only one with secrets.

With public exposure comes scrutiny, and when Rachel blows a television interview, the dirty speculation begins. Now, the blogosphere is convinced Rachel is hiding something. It’s not what they think; Rachel would never hurt Marley. Not intentionally, anyway. But when it’s discovered that she’s lied, even to the police, the devoted mother becomes a suspect in Marley’s disappearance.

Is Marley out there somewhere, watching it all happen, or is the truth something far worse?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Holly Brown lives with her husband and toddler daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she's a practicing marriage and family therapist. Her blog, Bonding Time, is featured on PsychCentral.com.

PRAISE FOR DON'T TRY TO FIND ME:
“This powerfully written novel, about love and betrayal, is every parents’ worst nightmare. [...] This book is a must read!” —Fiction Addiction

“Impossible to put down. You’ll be begging friends, family, your book club, and maybe even your therapist (if you have one) to read DON’T TRY TO FIND ME. It’s the real thing.” —Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of the Heather Wells mysteries and The Princess Diaries

“Don’t Try to Find Me will have you turning pages into the night, desperate to learn the terrible secrets mother and daughter are hiding! This gripping debut novel is a mother’s worst nightmare.” —Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author

“Gripping, emotionally compelling and chillingly plausible. I loved it.” —Sophie Hannah, internationally bestselling author of Kind of Cruel

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
DON’T TRY TO FIND ME by Holly Brown is a riveting novel that centers on a very relevant issue in our society today: Children and how their involvement with social media can be very dangerous. DON’T TRY TO FIND ME is a perfect example of what can happen in those situations. Brown writes a psychological narrative that grabs the reader from the start when parents Paul and Rachel find their only child, 14 year-old Marley, is gone. Marley has left a message saying she has left and “Don’t try to find me”. The story moves quickly into detailing how this dysfunctional family has come to the place they are now in. 

Alternating from the point of view primarily of Marley and her parents, readers are drawn into the background that has brought this family to this tragic point while also keeping up with what is currently happening. The description of the father, Paul, and how he sets out to methodically find his daughter complete with media coverage is balanced by his wife, Rachel’s point of view. She has a secret she is afraid will come out and shies away from it, only to find herself a “person of interest”. Marley’s story is one that is chilling and sad, as well as one that kept me reading if for no other reason than to find out what would happen to her next. Her involvement with an online love interest takes her across the country and reveals what dangers our children face today and how easily they can be drawn into just such a perilous situation. I found it hard to stop turning pages. With characters that are well developed by the author as well as believable, DON’T TRY TO FIND ME should be a good read for those who enjoy a convincing thriller based on current issues in our society.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

ARE YOU LISTENING? FOR ALL TIME: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"  
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S  
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE.....
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FOR ALL TIME
Read By Kirsten Potter
BY JUDE DEVERAUX
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Jude Deveraux returns to the magnificent, sunny island in For All Time, the second novel in her Nantucket Brides trilogy—this time featuring the next generation of her beloved family of Montgomery-Taggerts.

The wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is a glorious affair at an elegant little chapel in the woods, followed by dinner and dancing, all while moonlight blankets the festivities in a romantic glow. While most guests are fixed on the happy couple, Jared’s cousin Graydon can’t look away from a bridesmaid, Toby Wyndam. It’s not just her quiet beauty that enthralls him or the way she makes him laugh. Toby possesses the truly remarkable ability of being able to distinguish Graydon from his identical twin brother, Rory. According to family legend, such a gift marks her as Graydon’s True Love.

But Graydon knows there is no possible way that they can ever be together, for he is heir to the Lanconian throne and is to marry a noble woman who has been chosen for him. Yet, intrigued by Toby, he asks her to help him hide on Nantucket for a week away from regal responsibilities. In exchange, he’ll assist her with planning acclaimed novelist Victoria Madsen’s lavish wedding. Since they both know their union is impossible, the pair promises that they will never be more than just friends.

But there’s more going on between Graydon and Toby than her unique power to tell him apart from his twin. At work are forces beyond their control, which are ruled by time itself. Combine that with the magical island of Nantucket, and a seductive spell is cast over Graydon and Toby. If they are to be together, they must change what once was, as well as what will be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jude Deveraux is the author of fifty-seven New York Times bestselling novels. Although she is best known for her medieval romances, she has also written stories set in later time periods, as well as several time-travel romances, and her latest novels have had a contemporary setting. Many of her more recent books feature paranormal storylines. To date, there are more than 50 million copies of her books in print worldwide. 

Many of her books follow the same family, the Montgomerys, through time and across continents.

She lives in North Carolina.

ABOUT THE NARRATOR:

Kirsten Potter has performed at theaters across the country including The Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Laguna Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Arena Stage. Her film and TV work includes: Judging Amy, Bones and The Eyes Have It; and she has voiced numerous roles for animation and video games. Kirsten has narrated numerous audiobooks including Hattie Big Sky, If I Stay, Madapple, The Neighbor, Sammy's House, and The Snowball. She has received three AudioFile Earphones Awards for her outstanding narration. 

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JUDE DEVERAUX:

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
I apologize for not having my review ready at the time of this post but our new granddaughter decided to arrive a few days early and it indeed does take a village to raise a child. At least with our family, it is taking all of us to help the new mom recover, Dad calm down, and 4 year old brother deal with being a big brother. I had started FOR ALL TIME when all this happened and can tell you that the wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is just the start of what I know will be another winner for Jude Devereaux. If you haven't read any of her work before, you are missing out. Perhaps you'd like to start out with this one. I will try and get caught up as soon as possible and do thank you all for your patience. Meanwhile, check out FOR ALL TIME!
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 THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE FINE FOLKS AT
RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS FASCINATING AUDIO BOOK TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WELCOME OLIVIA!

 
WELCOME, OLIVIA!

For those of you wondering where is "Wednesday is for Winners", it is coming....I PROMISE! However, on July 11 we were blessed with the arrival of our first granddaughter, Olivia Grace. Being born a few days early has kept the entire family busy trying to help our son and his wife, and my precious 4 year old grandson become a Big Brother! All are well but as you know, it takes a village so they say and I do agree! I promise to catch up as soon as possible and thank you all for your patience!...and here is a tiny peek at what is keeping me busy!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

ARE YOU LISTENING? TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"  
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S  
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TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE
A Stephanie Plum Novel
 BY JANET EVANOVICH
NARRATED BY LORELEI KING
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.

To top things off, Ranger—resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation—has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.

Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list—but that’s top secret.

PRAISE FOR TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE:
“Janet Evanovich delivers another hilarious entry in her Stephanie Plum series with Top Secret Twenty-One.”—Associated Press

“Evanovich doesn’t disappoint. . . . [She] weaves setting, family, romance and crime to pull the plot of Top Secret Twenty-One forward.”—Bookreporter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O’Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JANET EVANOVICH:

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
If you are a fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels, than you won't be disappointed in the latest entry TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE. I haven't read all of the series but enough to know what to expect. I do think that the narrative flows better in this one than the last one. I also found a great deal of humor in the story so that it was quite entertaining. The characters really had no surprises but favorites like Grandma are there and as always add to the story that touch of familiarity that makes it an easy to like tale. I laughed more on this one than many others and still like the way Evanovich's characters have the type of personality traits that are true to form and nicely developed. I think TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE is the kind of audio book especially to be able to just kick back with and really enjoy a relaxing good time with old friends.

GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE FINE FOLKS AT
RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS DELIGHTFUL AUDIO BOOK TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! CRIME RIB: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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CRIME RIB
A Food Lovers' Village Mystery
BY LESLIE BUDEWITZ

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy is determined to get Jewel Bay, Montana’s, scrumptious local fare some national attention. But her scheme for culinary celebrity goes up in flames when the town’s big break is interrupted by murder . . .

Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, aka the Merc. Not only is Erin busy remodeling her courtyard into a relaxing dining area, she’s organizing a steak-cooking competition between three of Jewel Bay’s hottest chefs to be featured on the program.

But Erin’s plans get scorched when one of the contending cooks is found dead. With all the drama going on behind the scenes, it’s hard to figure out who didn’t have a motive to off the saucy contestant. Now, to keep the town’s reputation from crashing and burning on national television, Erin will have to grill some suspects to smoke out the killer . . .

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES! (Be sure and visit Leslie's website HERE for some great recipes including "Erin's Two Bean and Pesto Salad")

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and her native Montana in The Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. New York Times best-selling mystery writer Sofie Kelly calls it “A delicious new series.” Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan says of Death al Dente, first in the series, “Clever, charming and completely yummy.”

Leslie is also a lawyer. She graduated from Notre Dame Law School, practiced in Seattle for several years, then returned to Montana, where she still practices civil litigation and employment law. Her first book, Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction and was nominated for the 2012 Anthony and Macavity awards.

A true believer in the power of writers helping other writers, Leslie is an active member of Sisters in Crime and is a founding member of the SinC chapter for new and unpublished writers, the Guppies. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Authors of the Flathead, and Montana Women Writers.

Leslie loves to cook, eat, hike, travel, garden, and paint—not necessarily in that order. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, Don Beans, a musician, writer, and doctor of natural medicine, and their Burmese cat, Ruff, an avid bird watcher.

PRAISE FOR CRIME RIB:

"Leslie Budewitz has cooked up another exciting and scrumptious mystery with Crime Rib, the second book in her clever new series about small-town chef Erin Murphy, who’s sleuthing skills are matched only by her gourmet cooking. With a well-crafted plot, believably eccentric characters, and a flowing style, Crime Rib is a mystery to be savored. And if that’s not enough, there’s a special selection of Erin’s recipes at the end. Chocolate mousse cups! Mmmmmm… " --John Clement, author of the Dixie Hemingway Mysteries

“Budewitz’s latest is deliciously appealing. A strong sense of community among the villagers creates a feel-good setting. … Erin is a spunky and tenacious heroine and a fighter who won’t let anyone bring down her business or her beloved village. Cozy mystery lovers and foodies alike will enjoy this story of good neighbors, luscious food, and a bag egg (or two) who is capable of murder.” --RT Book Reviews

HAVE YOU READ THIS OTHER BOOK BY LESLIE BUDEWITZ?
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THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF CRIME RIB,
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
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Friday, July 11, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! GRACE AGAINST THE CLOCK: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


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GRACE AGAINST THE CLOCK
A Manor House Mystery
BY JULIE HYZY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
When Marshfield Manor hosts a charity event, Grace Wheaton, the mansion’s curator and manager, is happy to lend a helping hand—until a killer makes an unwanted donation…

With the town clock in desperate need of repair, local lawyer Joyce Swedburg and her ex-husband, Dr. Leland Keay, are trying to put their differences aside to organize a benefit at Marshfield Manor to raise money to restore the beautiful timepiece. While Grace appreciates the opportunity to support such a good cause, the tension between the unhappy exes is giving her the urge to put both of the organizers in time out.

But after Leland collapses on stage during the festivities, poisoned, Grace suspects there was more going on behind the scenes. Now, she’s in a race to catch a ticked off murderer, and, if she’s going to prevent anyone else from getting hurt, every second will count…

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.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JULIE HYZY:


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AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF GRACE AGAINST THE CLOCK,
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! ILL-GOTTEN PANES: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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ILL-GOTTEN PANES
A Stained-Glass Mystery
BY JENNIFER McANDREWS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

Stained-glass aficionado Georgia Kelly packed up her city life for the quiet of small town Wenwood, New York. But the sleepy village’s peace is about to get shattered—by murder…

After a banking scandal loses Georgia her job and fiancĂ©, she decides that a change of scenery will help piece her life back together. But escaping to her grandfather’s house in the old-fashioned, brick-making Hudson River hamlet of Wenwood, New York, turns out to be less relaxing than she expects. Not only is the close-knit community on edge about their beloved brickworks being turned into a marina to draw in tourists, one of those most opposed to the project winds up dead—cracked over the head with a famous Wenwood brick.

Georgia wouldn’t be broken up over the news except for the fact that the main suspect is the deceased’s biggest adversary—her grandfather. Now, to remove the stain from her grandy’s record, Georgia will have to figure out who in town was willing to kill to keep the renovation project alive, before someone else is permanently cut out of the picture…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jennifer McAndrews has been writing since the seventh grade and totally refuses to divulge how many years have passed since then. After serving on the newspaper and dabbling in spectacularly bad poetry during high school, she took creative writing classes at Nassau Community College and studied the art of the essay under the tutelage of the incomparable June Jordan while at SUNY Stony Brook. In her professional life, Jennifer has worked in legal, medical, and scientific publishing, but is dedicated to fiction in her private life. She lives in the greater New York Metro area with three dogs, four cats, kids, husband, and dumbo rat called Owen.

Jennifer is currently at work on the next book in her Stained Glass Mystery series as well as the follow-up to Deadly Farce.

PRAISE FOR JENNIFER McANDREWS' BOOK:
"Jennifer McAndrews’s ILL GOTTEN PANES is a smashing debut mystery full of small town chicanery, charming characters and a plot that kept me guessing.  Georgia Kelly is an adorable heroine whose clever wit and humor made me laugh out loud!"~New York Times best-selling author Jennifer McKinlay 

"Ill Gotten Panes is filled with small town characters, intelligent cops and a heroine who feels like a dear friend-one you want to sit down and spend time with- as she figures out who is who in Wenwood and how she fits into her new home."~Nancy J. Parra, best-selling author of the Gluten Free mystery series

HAVE YOU READ DEADLY FARCE BY JENNIFER McANDREWS?

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
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