Saturday, November 1, 2014

ARE YOU LISTENING? BONES NEVER LIE: 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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BONES NEVER LIE 
Read by Katherine Borowitz
BY KATHY REICHS
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
The evidence is irrefutable: In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has created a detective fiction heroine who’s brilliant to the bone. “Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden,” says The New York Times Book Review. In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. 

But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness. 

In Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs never fails to satisfy readers looking for psychological suspense that’s more than skin-deep.
   
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kathy Reichs is the author of sixteen New York Times bestselling novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Like her protagonist, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of fewer than one hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is the former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Reichs’s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones, one of the longest-running series in the history of the Fox network.

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF KATHY REICHS:
“Kathy Reichs writes smart—no, make that brilliant—mysteries that are as realistic as nonfiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher, or Alex Cross.”—James Patterson

“Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She’s the real deal.”
—David Baldacci
 

“Kathy Reichs continues to be one of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre. Her legion of readers worldwide will agree with me when I declare that the more books she writes, the more enthusiastic fans she’ll garner.”
—Sandra Brown

“Each book in Kathy Reichs’s fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last. They’re filled with riveting twists and turns—and no matter how many books she writes, I just can’t get enough!”
—Lisa Scottoline

“I love Kathy Reichs‎—always scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something.”
—Lee Child

“A genius at building suspense.”
—New York Daily News
 

“Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.”
—Entertainment Weekly
 

“Tempe Brennan is the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta.”
—USA Today
 
“Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story.”
—Publishers Weekly


SOME OTHER BOOKS BY KATHY REICHS:
                   

                   

                   

GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE FINE FOLKS AT
RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS EXCITING AUDIO BOOK TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST

BE SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT 
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT BONES NEVER LIE THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS AUDIO BOOK 

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY 

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+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU CAN COMMENT ON EACH ON SEPARATELY AND GAIN MORE ENTRIES THAT WAY

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
 6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 21
GOOD LUCK!

Friday, October 31, 2014

HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


HOPE A HAUNTING TALE 
IS AMONG YOUR TREATS!
READ A SCARY BOOK
ALONG WITH SOME SWEETS!
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR WINNERS...EXCEPT THIS WEEK IT'S THURSDAY!

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT!
 THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED 
BY EMAIL AND HAVE UNTIL NOON 
NOVEMBER 2, TO REPLY WITH THEIR
INFORMATION OR A NEW WINNER 
WILL HAVE TO BE CHOSEN! 
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BLESS HER DEAD LITTLE HEART
A Southern Sisters Mystery
BY MIRANDA JAMES
THE WINNER IS:
#129 rubynreba
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TO DWELL IN DARKNESS
 BY DEBORAH CROMBIE
THE WINNER IS:
#18 Steve Capell
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WEAVE OF ABSENCE
A Weaving Mystery
BY CAROL ANN MARTIN
THE WINNER IS:
#147 holdenj
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OFF KILTER
A Scottish Highlands Mystery
BY HANNAH REED
THE WINNER IS:
#108 cyn209
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STIRRING THE PLOT
A Cookbook Nook Mystery
BY DARYL WOOD GERBER
THE WINNER IS:
#133 kiki w
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REBEL WITHOUT A CAKE
A  Piece of Cake Mystery
BY JACKLYN BRADY
THE WINNER IS:
#189 Sue Farrell
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MEETING JODI PICOULT! LEAVING TIME PREVIEW AND DOUBLE BOOK GIVEAWAY

LEAVING TIME
BY JODI PICOULT
An Double Picoult Giveaway
Your Choice: Audio Book or Hardback

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new book, she has delivered her most affecting novel yet—and one unlike anything she’s written before.

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.

Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons—only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

MEETING JODI PICOULT:
How thrilling to meet one of my idols last night...author Jodi Picoult! She was in Dallas to talk about her new book, LEAVING TIME. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the reception prior to her speech and so not only got a signed copy of LEAVING TIME, but also had a chance to personally meet her and have my picture taken with her.

The auditorium where she spoke was standing room only and her presentation was just enchanting. Hearing how she writes and answering questions from the audience gave me such a better picture of how this gifted author comes up with her books. As she spoke about the elephant research she had done for LEAVING TIME, one couldn't help but be entranced by it all. When you read the book, you will understand even more about this part. I also learned how she knows what the beginning of her book, as well as the ending of the book, will be when she starts writing; but not what is in between. Rather, the characters that she develops guide her through the rest of the narrative! What an amazing talent...and revelation that was to me! So I hope you will watch for my review coming later this week and comment on it as well as commenting below to add to your chances to win copies of LEAVING TIME as well as her novella LARGER THAN LIFE. Be sure and go comment on the LARGER THAN LIFE review HERE so that you can also have those comments count...the more comments, the better your chance of winning.

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MY FRIENDS AT RANDOM HOUSE
I HAVE ONE COPY OF JODI PICOULT'S NEW
BEST SELLING BOOK, OR AUDIO BOOK, 
LEAVING TIME (Choose the format you want)
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER 
ALONG WITH A COPY OF LARGER THAN LIFE
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY 
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN A COPY OF LEAVING TIME; PLEASE TELL WHETHER YOU WISH TO WIN A COPY OF THE AUDIO BOOK OR THE REGULAR BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK BELOW THAT I CAN FOLLOW TO READ WHAT YOU WROTE

+1 MORE ENTRY: WHAT QUESTION WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO ASK JODI PICOULT IF YOU HAD BEEN AT HER PRESENTATION THAT I ATTENDED?

+1 MORE ENTRY: NAME ONE JODI PICOULT BOOK YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ, OR THAT YOU HAVE READ AND WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND TO OTHERS

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A CURRENT GIVEAWAY THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH TO RECEIVE MORE ENTRIES 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 21!

Monday, October 27, 2014

LARGER THAN LIFE: A JODI PICOULT SPECIAL REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

LARGER THAN LIFE
A NOVELLA
BY JODI PICOULT
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time. 

A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf—the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat—while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
LARGER THAN LIFE is a thought provoking novella that has me even more eager now to start Jodi Picoult's new book, LEAVING TIME. As a prequel, readers learn the story of Alice's life as a scientist studying the lives of elephants and how grief can effect them. Picoult also writes of Alice as a child growing up and the relationship she has with her mother throughout the years. The two stories alternate throughout LARGER THAN LIFE thus revealing reasons for why Alice is the person she becomes as an adult. The profound role her mother plays in Alice's young life especially will impact readers as always with Jodi Picoult's expert characterization fully developing the players to draw you in. 

As an adult, Alice is in Africa studying elephants that she has always been fascinated with, and how the animals' lives mirror humans' when it comes to maternal relationships. The title has a duel meaning, I believe, as you will see when learning about Alice's emotional attachment to a young elephant she rescues, and the relevance of a mother/child relationship. Where this unusual journey takes readers is one only the talented Jodi Picoult can take us, with her instant attraction, page turning, beautiful writing style and perfected narrative. I highly recommend reading LARGER THAN LIFE before one begins LEAVING TIME. 

COMING NEXT:
Watch for my review and post of LEAVING TIME, the new bestseller by Jodi Picoult. Tonight I will be attending a reception and reading of LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult, and hope to report on it along with my review and giveaway for all you Picoult fans. Watch for it as it will also include a GIVEAWAY of this novella, LARGER THAN LIFE!

ENTER THE DOUBLE PICOULT GIVEAWAY

+ ONE ENTRY: COMMENT BELOW on this post for an extra chance at winning both books! MORE information will follow on the LEAVING TIME post and giveaway!
THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 21

Sunday, October 26, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! ON BORROWED TIME: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

ON BORROWED TIME
A Library Lover's Mystery
BY JENN McKINLAY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The New York Times bestselling Library Lover’s mysteries continue with a hot new case…

Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery.

Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend, Captain Mike Sullivan, and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all.

Afraid that involving the police could brew trouble for Jack, Lindsey takes matters into her own hands. But as her quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an enigmatic and exotic woman, it’ll take the help of both her library book club—the crafternooners—and her eager-to-please suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water…

INCLUDES READING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pseudonym for Lucy Lawrence.
Pseudonym: Josie Belle.

Jenn McKinlay is what is known as a dessert-freakosaurus. She has been known to eat leftover birthday cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the frozen top tier of her wedding cake didn’t stand a chance of seeing its first anniversary. Luckily, her husband is more of a salt guy. Since the arrival of the hooligans (her sons), she has honed her culinary skills to include cupcakes and has baked and frosted cupcakes into the shape of cats, mice and outerspace aliens to name just a few. Writing a mystery series based upon one of her favorite food groups (cupcakes) is as enjoyable as licking the beater and she can’t wait to whip up the next one. She is the author of another mystery series under the name Lucy Lawrence and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her musician husband Chris, their two sons, two cats, one dog and one fish.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JENN McKINLAY:

                     
                     
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND
PENGUIN BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF
ON BORROWED TIME
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY 
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT ON BORROWED TIME THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT JENN McKINLAY'S WEBSITE HERE

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 12
  GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! SNOW WHITE RED-HANDED: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

SNOW WHITE RED-HANDED
A Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery
BY MAIA CHANCE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Miss Ophelia Flax is a Victorian actress who knows all about making quick changes and even quicker exits. But to solve a fairy-tale crime in the haunted Black Forest, she’ll need more than a bit of charm…

1867: After being fired from her latest variety hall engagement, Ophelia acts her way into a lady’s maid position for a crass American millionaire. But when her new job whisks her off to a foreboding castle straight out of a Grimm tale, she begins to wonder if her fast-talking ways might have been too hasty. The vast grounds contain the suspected remains of Snow White’s cottage, along with a disturbing dwarf skeleton. And when her millionaire boss turns up dead—poisoned by an apple—the fantastic setting turns into a once upon a crime scene.

To keep from rising to the top of the suspect list, Ophelia fights through a bramble of elegant lies, sinister folklore, and priceless treasure, with only a dashing but mysterious scholar as her ally. And as the clock ticks towards midnight, she’ll have to break a cunning killer’s spell before her own time runs out…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maia Chance writes historical mystery novels that are rife with absurd predicaments and romantic adventure. She is the author of the Fairy Tale Fatal and The Discreet Retrieval Agency series, and her first mystery, Snow White Red-Handed, will be released in November 2014 by Berkley Prime Crime.

Maia is a candidate for the Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington. This means that the exploits of Fairy Tale Fatal’s heroine, variety hall actress Ophelia Flax, were dreamt up while Maia was purportedly researching 19th-century American literature and fairy tale criticism. The Discreet Retrieval Agency series was born of Maia’s fascination with vintage shoes, automobiles, and cocktails combined with an adoration of P. G. Wodehouse and chocolate.

Upcoming titles include Come Hell or Highball (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) and Cinderella Six Feet Under (Berkley Prime Crime, 2015). Maia lives in Seattle, where she shakes a killer martini, grows a mean radish, and bakes mocha bundts to die for.

BOOKS COMING SOON FROM MAIA CHANCE:

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GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF 
SNOW WHITE RED-HANDED,
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY 
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT SNOW WHITE RED-HANDED THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT MAIA CHANCE'S WEBSITE HERE 

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN COMMENT SEPARATELY AND EACH WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY 
+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A CURRENT GIVEAWAY THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH TO RECEIVE MORE ENTRIES
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 12
  GOOD LUCK!
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