Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ARE YOU LISTENING? UNITED by CORY BOOKER: A PREVIEW

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UNITED
THOUGHTS ON FINDING COMMON GROUND
AND ADVANCING THE COMMON GOOD
READ BY AUTHOR CORY BOOKER
BY CORY BOOKER

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future.

Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at Yale Law School. Graduating from Yale, his options were limitless.

He chose public service.

He chose to move to a rough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, where he worked as a tenants’ rights lawyer before winning a seat on the City Council. In 2006, he was elected mayor, and for more than seven years he was the public face of an American city that had gone decades with too little positive national attention and investment. In 2013, Booker became the first African American elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

In United, Cory Booker draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to reorient our nation and our politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity. He speaks of rising above despair to engage with hope, pursuing our shared mission, and embracing our common destiny.

Here is his account of his own political education, the moments—some entertaining, some heartbreaking, all of them enlightening—that have shaped his civic vision. Here are the lessons Booker learned from the remarkable people who inspired him to serve, men and women whose example fueled his desire to create opportunities for others. Here also are his observations on the issues he cares about most deeply, from race and crime and the crisis of mass incarceration to economic and environmental justice.

“Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word,” Booker writes in this galvanizing book. In a world where we too easily lose touch with our neighbors, he argues, we must remember that we all rise or fall together—and that we must move beyond mere tolerance for one another toward a deeper connection: love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cory Booker is the junior United States senator from New Jersey. He was born in Washington, D.C., and his parents, who both worked for IBM, later relocated the family to Harrington Park, New Jersey. A star high school athlete, Booker received a football scholarship to Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before earning his law degree from Yale University. Booker won a special election to fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg to become New Jersey’s first African American senator and only the twenty-first person in American history to ascend directly from mayor to senator. Booker lives in Newark’s Central Ward.
               
 PRAISE FOR UNITED:
“An exceedingly good book, and an important book, and a reminder of what makes Booker an important and, through it all, a promising public figure.”—PolitickerNJ

“What sets Senator Booker’s work apart from that of similar political books is that it seeks to elevate discourse rather than bring down opponents of the opposite partisan persuasion. This is a refreshing take, one that is truly worthy of study and contemplation.”—The Huffington Post

Friday, April 22, 2016

LET'S GET COZY! REST IN PEACH: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


REST IN PEACH
A Georgia Peach Mystery
BY SUSAN FURLONG
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the refreshing new Georgia Peach Mystery from the author of Peaches and Scream, an upcoming debutante ball turns into the pits when a juicy murder scandalizes a small town.

The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia’s biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town—even though she’s busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes.

When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola’s friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny’s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again.

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, April 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY IS FOR WINNERS!

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WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT!
 THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED
 BY EMAIL AND HAVE UNTIL NOON 
APRIL 23 TO REPLY WITH THEIR 
INFORMATION OR A NEW WINNER 
WILL HAVE TO BE CHOSEN! 
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BETWEEN A BOOK AND
A HARD PLACE
A Devereaux's Dime Story Mystery
BY DENISE SWANSON
THE WINNER IS:
#43 Carol N Wong
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VANILLA BEANED
A Cupcake Bakery Mystery
BY JENN MCKINLAY
THE WINNER IS:
#60 Kaye
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AND THEN THERE
WERE NUNS
A League of Literary Ladies Mystery
BY KYLIE LOGAN
THE WINNER IS:
#57 rubynreba
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FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE
A Fat Cat Mystery
BY JANET CANTRELL
THE WINNER IS:
#88 Carolsue
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ARE YOU LISTENING? TELL ME THREE THINGS: A PREVIEW

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TELL ME THREE THINGS
READ BY JORJEANA MARIE
BY JULIE BUXBAUM

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel whose characters will come to feel like friends. Tell Me Three Things will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.

“Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum’s book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page

 Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julie Buxbaum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. The author of The Opposite of Love, she currently lives in London.
Photo: © Indy Flore



SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JULIE BUXBAUM:
             
PRAISE FOR JULIE BUXBAUM
“Here are three things about this book: (1) It’s sweet and funny and romantic; (2) the mystery at the heart of the story will keep you turning the pages; (3) I have a feeling you’ll be very happy you read it.”—Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

“Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum’s book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.”
—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page 

“The desire to find out whether Jessie’s real-life and virtual crushes are one and the same will keep [readers] turning the pages as quickly as possible.”–Publishers Weekly, Starred

“A heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This is by far the best YA book I’ve read all year . . . Seriously, SUCH a great read.”—Reviewer, Teen Vogue

“Buxbaum’s debut is hard to put down because of its smooth and captivating text. The addition of virtual conversations through email and chatting adds to the exciting plot twist.”–SLJ
               

Saturday, April 16, 2016

BIG FAMILY 
WEEKEND CELEBRATION!
MY SWEET, WONDERFUL GRANDSON IS TURNING 6 AND WE ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE ALL WEEKEND! 
...BOUNCE HOUSE AND ALL! 

Friday, April 15, 2016

LET'S GET COZY! BREACH OF CRUST: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

BREACH OF CRUST
A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery
BY ELLERY ADAMS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Plate up another slice of Southern magic and mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Lemon Pies and Little White Lies . . .

PIE SHELLS AND DEATH BELLES

Ella Mae LeFaye’s delicious pies are still drawing long lines—as well as the attention of Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a philanthropic organization comprised of high-society Southern ladies from the charming and affluent town of Sweet Briar, Georgia. To ensure the success of their centennial dessert cookbook, Bea hires Ella Mae to teach the tasty tricks of her trade to the club’s members at their annual retreat. Eager to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae readily agrees.

But when Ella Mae finds Bea’s body floating in Lake Havenwood, she wonders what she’s gotten herself mixed up in. Someone certainly wanted Bea to eat humble pie, and the retreat offers no shortage of unsavory characters, including Ella Mae’s longtime nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor. Ella Mae definitely doesn’t need magic to tell her she must find the killer before someone else gets panned.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY ELLERY ADAMS:
                                                                 
                        
                       

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ARE YOU LISTENING? THE TRAVELERS: A PREVIEW

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THE TRAVELERS
 READ BY PAUL MICHAEL
BY CHRIS PAVONE

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
A pulse-racing international thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident

It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is?

Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.

It’s 3:00am. Your husband has just become a spy.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
CHRIS PAVONE is the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident. He is the winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family.
Photo: © Nina Subin

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY CHRIS PAVONE:
      
 
PRAISE FOR THE TRAVELERS:
“The Travelers” does confirm what Mr. Pavone’s first two books have established: that when it comes to quick-witted, breathless thrillers that trot the globe, his are top-tier.”–Janet Maslin, New York Times Book Review

“A Hitchcockian thriller… [Pavone] brings on a full slate of characters, sharply etching their dress, their moves, their motives, all the while evoking the world they occupy.”
–Washington Post

“Wit, suspense, great scenery, and a cast of dozens propel this well-paced escapade to its (literal) cliff-hanging conclusion; it’s like a “Spy vs. Spy” comic-strip done in 3-D.”
–Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

“Pavone established himself as a highly adept weaver of complicated tales of deceit and danger with an international backdrop and a seemingly innocent central character. This latest is his most effective to date.”– Financial Times

“[N]obody brings the human aspect of the spy world into focus better than Pavone, and his stellar writing carries the day.”
–Associated Press 

“Another high-octane thriller…with chapters set in Dublin, Iceland, Mendoza and Paris that race along at dizzying speed, this book is all jet, no lag.”–Virtuoso Life

“The Travelers moves at a brisk pace as Pavone ratchets up the action-packed suspense and infuses his plot with a rich view of far-flung exotic locales…With insight and a bit of wry humor, The Travelers will have readers wondering just what does he do all day?
–Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel

“The Travelers puts Pavone’s excellent pacing on parade; it’s a fast, fun read, like binge-watching Alias.”
–GQ

“Acclaimed thriller writer Chris Pavone seems to have another winner with “The Travelers,” a rock ’em-sock ’em adventure that takes readers from New York to exotic locales like Capri, Bordeaux, Paris, London, Argentina, Stockholm, Dublin, Edinburgh and Luxembourg before it comes to a climax in the boondocks of Iceland…The richly complicated plot keeps Rhodes (and readers) guessing until book’s end.”
–St. Louis Post Dispatch

“[One] of the most intelligent thrillers of the year. Engaging, complex, fully fleshed characters with believable backstories and narrative depth and elegance to go along with suspense and derring-do….”
–BOOKLIST, starred review 

“With its intricate plot pinballing down dual, occasionally criss-crossing tracks, the story offers plenty of page-turning action in exotic locales…” –Publisher’s Weekly
 
“A beautifully executed thriller.”–Shelf Awareness, starred review

“Making subtle commentary in the midst of a beautifully executed thriller and without sacrificing pace has become something of trademark for Pavone, and here he opens the door on the shrinking print journalism industry…Pavone constantly misdirects readers’ suspicions until the bloody, adrenaline-soaked conclusion, and his smart maneuvering makes having the rug pulled from under a missed guess almost as fun as getting one right…The hard-earned resolution leaves plenty of openings for the sequel fans will surely demand.”
–Jaclyn Fulwood, Shelf Awareness

“The Travelers combines Pavone’s trademark Swiss-watch plotting with warm and human characters caught up in a deadly scenario that gets plausibly and inevitably more dangerous as each page turns.  It’s hard to believe this is only Pavone’s third book – he’s already an automatic must-read for me.”
–LEE CHILD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Make Me

Sunday, April 10, 2016

LET'S GET COZY! A CLUE IN THE STEW: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

A CLUE IN THE STEW 
A Soup Lovers Mystery 
BY CONNIE ARCHER 
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Soup shop owner Lucky Jamieson stirs up more trouble in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Ladle to the Grave

When Lucky Jamieson opens up By the Spoonful to host an event with a famous author, she’s not expecting a bunch of nuts to descend on her small-town soup shop. But the author’s exasperating entourage—from a prickly publicist to a snippy son and his tipsy wife—give fresh meaning to the phrase, too many cooks spoil the broth.

The evening is more than spoiled, however, when it ends with a homicide. When the manner of the murder—as well as another recent unsolved crime—echoes the author’s fiction, Police Chief Nate Edgerton realizes he has a copycat killer on his hands. And Lucky hopes that one of her regular customers who has mysteriously gone missing isn’t involved. Once again, the soup shop owner will need to stir up some clues to find her friend and catch a cunning killer—before things really take a tureen for the worse…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
“Writing about Vermont and the By the Spoonful Soup Shop has been a marvelous trip home — home to winding roads, brilliant autumn trees and the winter snows of New England.”

Connie Archer was born and grew up in New England, ice skating on neighborhood ponds, clamming on the beach at Cape Cod and skiing in Vermont. “I love every season in New England, but my favorite month is May when the lilacs bloom at the first sign of warmth.”

She attended Boston’s Girl’s Latin School, where she spent six years wading through Caesar’s Gallic War journals and the twelve books of the Aeneid. Happily, her life wasn’t all study. As a teenager, Connie spent her summers performing in a children’s theater troupe that traveled the suburbs of Boston, mounting productions in parks and children’s hospitals. After majoring in biology at Northeastern University, she did an about face and earned a degree in English literature. Since then she’s worked at many different jobs — laboratory technician, cocktail waitress, medical secretary, and dinner theatre actress, to name just a few.

Connie lives in Los Angeles with her family and a cat named Basil.

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