Friday, November 28, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! AGROUND ON ST. THOMAS: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

AGROUND ON ST. THOMAS
A Mystery in the Islands Mystery
BY REBECCA M. HALE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Adrift on St. John and Afoot on St. Croix, comes a tale of intrigue and excitement in the Virgin Islands…

The tropical paradise of St. Thomas is shut down as the FBI seizes control of the island to apprehend government officials on bribery charges. Tourists and locals are stranded until FBI agent Gabe “Friday” Stein can find the missing governor and two senators who have eluded capture.

Innocent of any crime, Senator Julia Sanchez can only escape wrongful arrest with the help of eccentric Senator Bobo. As they try to blend in with increasingly hostile locals and make their trek across the island to safety, Senator Sanchez is only just beginning to realize the extent of the corruption behind the island’s idyllic fa├žade…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
NY Times bestselling author Rebecca M. Hale worked for almost ten years as a patent attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area before taking time off to write her first novel, HOW TO WASH A CAT. She is now the author of nine Penguin titles and a growing list of ebooks released under her own imprint Green Vase Publishing. She writes fiction, typically in the form of quirky mysteries that reflect her travel experiences and the people she meets on her journeys.

Rebecca lives in Western Colorado with her feline writing associates, that is, when she’s not off researching future books set in San Francisco, the Caribbean, or wherever else her wandering spirit takes her.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY REBECCA M. HALE:

                    

                    

                    


GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF
AGROUND ON ST. THOMAS
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
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---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

MAY YOU CELEBRATE THIS DAY
WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
GIVING THANKS FOR ALL!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FLESH AND BLOOD: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

FLESH AND BLOOD
BY PATRICIA CORNWELL
  
ABOUT THE BOOK:
It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.

In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patricia Cornwell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kay Scarpetta series. Her bestsellers include Dust, The Bone Bed, Red Mist, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem—the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain’s prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel. Dr. Kay Scarpetta was awarded the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Patricia Cornwell lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY PATRICIA CORNWELL:
                       
                       
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Patricia Cornwell's newest thriller is FLESH AND BLOOD: A Scarpetta Novel. Fans of Kay Scarpetta will not be disappointed in this 22nd Scarpetta novel. In FLESH AND BLOOD, readers find the super detective celebrating her birthday and about to take off on holiday when a call comes in about a teacher being shot just five minutes from Kay. Of course, she becomes involved in what turns out to be a very difficult case involving a highly trained marksman. As Scarpetta's trip is postponed, some clues come in but don't seem to fit with the little evidence they have. A tweet was sent out minutes before the shooting, and a student confesses to the murder. 

However, as the investigation in Cambridge goes on, Kay and her team find similar unsolved murders in New Jersey. The clever shooter leaves behind no clues behind except for some fragments of copper. The aim is so perfect that death occurs instantaneously. With no evidence to tie all the cases together, they realize they have a serial killer out there. He continues his rampage, and still the victims appear to have nothing in common. With no pattern, it also seems impossible to figure out where or when he will strike again. 

True to her best-selling style, Patricia Cornwell has woven together a taut and exciting narrative. With the established team led by Kay Scarpetta, and newly introduced well-developed, intriguing characters, readers will be turning pages to see what happens next. Filled with many twists and turns, FLESH AND BLOOD looks like another winner. It is indeed part of Corwell's Scarpetta series but it stands well on its own so if you haven't read the previous books, never fear. You will, if I can guess correctly, be going back now to read more about this exciting character and the work of this fine author, Patricia Cornwell.

GIVEAWAY
 
 THANKS TO THE FOLKS AT WILLIAM
MORROW AND HARPER COLLINS,
 I HAVE ONE COPY OF 
FLESH AND BLOOD 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 FLESH AND BLOOD THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK

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

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! THE CHOCOLATE CLOWN CORPSE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

THE CHOCOLATE CLOWN CORPSE
A Chocoholic Mystery Mystery
BY JOANNA CARL

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose—and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier’s most hated clown….

Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson’s balloons. But it’s been a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody’s moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe’s shuttered tourist trap, and it’s giving her delicious ideas to expand. But over whose dead body?

Moe’s widow, Emma, and her two stepchildren list the property for sale, but when Lee tours the building, she finds Emma unconscious. Now Lee wonders whether Moe’s real killer is still at large and is taking care of unfinished business. Unfortunately, since the town is celebrating Clown Week, there are so many potential suspects in grease paint and floppy shoes it’s not even funny.

For Lee, protecting Emma, freeing an innocent man, and rolling out hundreds of her clown-themed chocolates is a pretty tall order. But so is staying alive long enough to find out which one of her neighbors is a killer in disguise.

Includes Tasty Chocolate Trivia!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pseudonym: Eve K. Sandstrom.

JOANNA CARL is the pseudonym for a multi-published mystery writer. She spent 25 years in the newspaper business as a reporter, feature writer, editor, and columnist, most recently at the Lawton Constitution. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of OK and also studied in the O.U. Professional Writing program. She lives in Oklahoma but summers in Michigan where the Chocoholic Mystery series is set. She has one daughter who is a CPA and another who works for a chocolate company and provides yummy insider information on the chocolate business.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY JOANNA CARL:

                       

                       

                    

                     

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF
THE CHOCOLATE CLOWN CORPSE,
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:
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 30
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ARE YOU LISTENING? RESISTANT: A REVIEW 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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RESISTANT
BY MICHAEL PALMER
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill.
They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. 

And they are one millionth our size.

When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running.  Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, a teenaged girl is fighting for her life against the same bacteria. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou Welcome uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages.  Like the deadly germs they can unleash, One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further their agenda. From the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end, to the top corridors of power in this race against time, Lou must stop an epidemic, save his best friend, and face even his own most terrifying demons.

From the New York Times bestselling author comes another heart stopping thriller that will make you look at the world around you in a new and frightening way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Palmer (1942-2013) wrote internationally bestselling novels of medical suspense, including The First Patient, The Second Opinion, The Last Surgeon, A Heartbeat Away, Oath of Office and Political Suicide. His book Extreme Measures was adapted into a movie starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Palmer earned his bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University, and he attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals. He spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine. In addition to his writing, Palmer was an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency.  He lived in eastern Massachusetts. 

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL PALMET:
"Plenty of chills and spills." –Kirkus on Political Suicide

"Fans won’t be disappointed and Palmer can add another bestseller to his list." –Associated Press on Political Suicide

"A must-read for fans of political intrigue." –The Fort-Worth Star Telegram on Political Suicide

"When you open the pages of a Michael Palmer novel, you know you are in the hands of a pro." –The Huffington Post on Political Suicide

"Compelling and terrifying." —Kirkus on Oath of Office

"The twists fly in A Heartbeat Away and the results create a terrifying scenario…Palmer has a mastery of the medicinal science involved in such elaborate conspiracy, plus the intricacies of presidential succession." —Associated Press on A Heartbeat Away

"Prepare to burn some serious midnight oil." —The Boston Herald on The Last Surgeon

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY MICHAEL PALMER:
                      
                     
GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO THE FINE FOLKS AT
MACMILLAN AUDIO, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS FASCINATING 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:
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
 6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 30
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