Friday, September 23, 2016

ARE YOU LISTENING? STING: A PREVIEW

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY" 
I AM EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT 
THIS RECENT AUDIO BOOK I RECEIVED
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STING
Read by Stephen Lang
BY SANDRA BROWN 

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown jolts the reader from the first page of this heart-pounding story of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deception . . . where nothing is what it seems and every truth brought to light exposes a darker lie.
When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her. 
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother's ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.

Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie's only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn't entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother's scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.

With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sandra Brown is the author of over sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit www.SandraBrown.net.

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 PRAISE FOR SANDRA BROWN AND STING:
“…Brown is an excellent and almost effortless writer… The chemistry is undeniable, and much heat ensues.” — Kirkus

“This exceptional romantic thriller…pairs Shaw Kinnard, a handsome hired killer, and his beautiful target, Jordie Bennett, in a spirited contest of wills and wiles.” —Publishers’ Weekly, Starred Review

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY IS FOR WINNERS!

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT!
 THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED
BY EMAIL AND HAVE UNTIL NOON 
SEPTEMBER 24 TO REPLY WITH THEIR 
INFORMATION OR A NEW WINNER 
WILL HAVE TO BE CHOSEN! 
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SILK STALKINGS
A Material Witness Mystery
BY DIANE VALLERE
THE WINNER IS:
#69 Grandma Cootie
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GRILLING THE SUBJECT
A Cookbook Nook Mystery
BY DARYL WOOD GERBER
THE WINNER IS:
#81 rubynreba
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CAT WITH A CLUE
A Bookmobile Cat Mystery
BY LAURIE CASS
THE WINNER IS:
#50 Karen B
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LET'S GET COZY! BY FAMILIAR MEANS: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
 
BY FAMILIAR MEANS
A Witch's Cat Mystery
BY DELIA JAMES

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the latest from the author of A Familiar Tail, a witch and her familiar find trouble brewing at a coffee house.

After discovering her mystical heritage—and being adopted by furry feline familiar Alistair—artist Annabelle Britton has decided to make picturesque Portsmouth, New Hampshire, her new home. Now, she can take the time to figure out her new abilities and welcome her grandmother, who is visiting Portsmouth, and her old coven, for the first time in thirty years.

But being a witch doesn’t magically put money in the bank. When she’s hired to paint the murals for a new coffee house, it seems like a wish come true. But then a series of spooky sounds and strange happenings convince the owners that their new shop is haunted. They want Anna and her coven to evict the restless spirit before the grand opening.

Annabelle is certain the haunted happenings at the shop are just hocus pocus. But when her search reveals hidden smugglers’ tunnels beneath the shop—and a dead body—Annabelle, Alastair, and the coven suddenly find themselves in a cat and mouse game with a killer…


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in California and raised in Michigan, Delia James writes her tales of magic, cats, and mystery from her hundred-year-old bungalow home.  She is the author of the Witch’s Cat mysteries, which began with A Familiar Tail. When not writing, she hikes, swims, gardens, cooks, reads, and raises her rapidly growing son.

HAVE YOU READ THIS ONE BY DELIA JAMES?:


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AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN
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BY FAMILIAR MEANS
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

LET'S GET COZY! MURDER OF A CRANKY CATNAPPER: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
MURDER OF A CRANKY
CATNAPPER
A Scrumble River Mystery
BY DENISE SWANSON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Murder of an Open Book, a school psychologist has her hands full after a school board sourpuss meets a bitter end…

With her morning sickness finally abated, Skye Denison-Boyd is ready to pounce on the pertinent problems she faces as Scumble River Elementary School’s psychologist. After trying almost every trick in the book to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys, Skye opts for the innovative approach of pet therapy with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon cat.

Unfortunately, the first session only breeds disaster and draws the ire of cantankerous school board member Palmer Lynch. But Skye’s worry over the episode changes to dread after Lynch is found dead in his home with the therapy cat hidden in his garage. With a clowder of questions unleashed, Skye finds herself dealing with a killer who isn’t pussyfooting around…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denise Swanson has worked as a school psychologist for 17 years. This is her second novel featuring Skye Denison and Scumble River. Her first book, Murder of a Small-Town Honey, debuted to advance praise from the Charlotte Austin Review, Meritorious Mysteries, and BookBrowser. She is currently working on the next Scumble River mystery, Murder of a Sleeping Beauty. Denise lives in Illinois with her husband, Dave, and their cool black cat, Boomerang. For more information, visit her website: www.deniseswanson.com 
Photo: © David Stybr

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY DENISE SWANSON:

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AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN
BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF
MURDER OF A CRANKY CATNAPPER
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

LET'S GET COZY! CANCELLED BY MURDER: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
CANCELLED BY MURDER
A Postmistress Mystery
BY JEAN FLOWERS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Cassie Miller returned to her sleepy hometown in the Berkshires to start over as the new postmistress. But she soon finds that dead letters are nothing compared to murder victims…

With a massive storm about to hit North Ashcot, Massachusetts, threatening floods and widespread wind damage, Cassie is forced to close up the post office along with the rest of the local business owners and residents, who are battening down the hatches and bracing themselves for the worst.

Although the storm proves not to be as bad as predicted, fabric shop owner Daisy Harmon is found dead, seemingly killed by a fallen branch. But the police quickly determine that her death had nothing to do with foul weather and everything to do with foul play. After Daisy’s widowed husband approaches her to help solve his wife’s murder, Cassie vows to find the killer before another innocent victim is taken by storm.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pseudonym for Margaret Grace. Camille received her Ph.D. in physics from Fordham University, New York City. She is currently on the faculty of Golden Gate University, San Francisco and teaches writing throughout the Bay Area. Camille is Past President and a member of NorCal Mystery Writers of America, NorCal Sisters in Crime, and the California Writers Club.

Camille has published over 20 novels and many short stories and nonfiction articles.

As Camille Minichino, she’s published Periodic Table Mysteries, featuring retired physicist GLORIA LAMERINO.

As Margaret Grace, she writes the Miniature Mysteries, featuring miniaturist GERALDINE PORTER and her 11-year-old granddaughter, Maddie. The 8th in the series, MANHATTAN IN MINIATURE was released in April 2015.

As Ada Madison, she’s published the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries, featuring college professor SOPHIE KNOWLES.

PRAISE FOR JEAN FLOWERS:
“Make this mystery series your priority.”—Janet Cantrell, national bestselling author of the Fat Cat mysteries

“A first-class first in what looks to be a wonderful new cozy series.”
—Open Book Society on Death Takes Priority

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JEAN FLOWERS/ETC:
             

            

             

             

              

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN
BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF
CANCELLED BY MURDER
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

ARE YOU LISTENING? TOWERS FALLING: A REVIEW

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ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY" 
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THIS RECENT AUDIO BOOK I RECEIVED
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  TOWERS FALLING
NARRATED BY JEWELL PARKER RHODES
 BY JEWELL PARKER RHODES

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks.

When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers?

Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award-winning writer and acclaimed educator and speaker. She is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, and Bayou Magic. She has also written many award-winning books for adults

PRAISE FOR TOWERS FALLING:
"History made personal--and what a person! Deja's voice is real and memorable, her compelling story one of hope unmarred by sentimentality."(Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author).

"This tender retelling of tragedy is a solid vessel to help young readers understand the gravity of 9/11 and how it touches all Americans, no matter where we come from. "(Kirkus Reviews).

"This is a welcome contribution to children's literature." (School Library Journal).

"Rhodes approaches a complex, painful topic with insight and grace, providing context to an event distant to the book's audience." (Publishers Weekly).

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JEWEL PARKER RHODES:
                        
MY FEELINGS/REVIEW:
As a retired reading teacher of 38 years, I found this to be a wonderful story that I would definitely recommend to teachers of upper elementary and middle school. As adults, we often forget that these children weren't alive during 9/11 and so what happened has to be explained as it impacts their lives today. Deja's story is one that everyone can relate to but especially young people. They have as many questions as Deja does and so by listening to this well developed narrative based on the history surrounding that time, readers will have a better understanding from the perspective of all ages. I also know that as an adult, I found the story so well written with well fleshed out characters that I couldn't stop listening. I did not feel like I was listening to a "kids' book" and intend to share it with my grandchildren as they get a little older.  
 
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