Thursday, April 30, 2009

GIVEAWAY WINNERS: 4 AUDIO BOOKS!

AWESOME APRIL AUDIO
BOOK GIVEAWAY!
WINNERS


BEAT THE REAPER

DROOD



MAX

THE TERROR



Many thanks to Anna at Hachette Audio Books
for sponsoring and making this giveaway possible.

ONE AWESOME APRIL
AUDIO BOOK WINNER
HAS WON ONE OF
EACH AUDIO BOOK!

EIGHT OTHER LUCKY WINNERS HAVE WON
ONE OF THE AUDIO BOOKS OF THEIR CHOICE!

WINNERS WERE CHOSEN USING RANDOM.org
There were 58 entries!

TWO WINNERS OF BEAT THE REAPER ARE:

Erika Lynn

Cheryl S.

TWO WINNERS OF MAX ARE:

Miranda

LuvDaylillies

TWO WINNERS OF DROOD ARE:

Little Eagle

Sharon54220

TWO WINNERS OF THE TERROR ARE:

Toni

Annie


AND
THE WINNER OF ALL FOUR AUDIO BOOKS IS:

MINDY!!


By the way, Pissenlit had the MOST entries with all 3 BONUS entries as she found all the hidden bonus entries posted in several posts that followed the Giveaway!
Pissenlit, for YOUR dedication I will be mailing you a surprise gift! My copy of the audio book you wanted, BEAT THE REAPER! Send me your address please!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU. PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR MAILING INFORMATION SO THAT I CAN SUBMIT IT TO ANNA AT HACHETTE SO YOU CAN GET YOUR GREAT AUDIO BOOK PRIZES!YOU HAVE UNTIL 6PM, MAY 1!

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED. YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ENTER THE OTHER CURRENT AUDIO BOOK CONTEST FOR 2 BOXED SETS OF WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB VOLUMES BY JAMES PATTERSON, AS WELL AS COPIES OF ONE DEADLY SIN and FOLLOW ME.
SEE THE LINKS TO MY GIVEAWAYS ON THE SIDEBAR, OR CLICK ON THE TITLES, OR THE GIVEAWAY TAB ABOVE!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Awards to Receive and To Present

THE TRUE FAIRY TALE AWARD

Thank you, Bridget at READAHOLIC! What a "dreamy" award! How did you know I love anything Disney AND am a Princess at heart! I so appreciate your thinking enough of me to present this to me. I, in turn, will pass it on to 5 Princess Pals of mine!

To my "Princess" friends... I present to you... The True Fairy Tale Award. It is for the hopes that one day all your dreams will come true!! Because we all are still Cinderella's at heart!

1)Princess Kaye at Pudgy Penguin Perusals f0r becoming a friend from my first post!
2)Princess Alyce at At Home with Books for always being there with a positive comment!
3)Princess Kathy at Bermudaonion's Weblog as someone I can always count on to be there to comment, congratulate, and care with most every post!
4)Princess Bev at Merry Weather who gave me my first award and believed in me back then!
5)Princess Drey at Drey's Library who knows when I need help even when I don't!

THE HEARTFELT AWARD

My dear friend Kaye at Pudgy Penguin Perusals gave me this adorable, so cute you have to say "ahhh", new award! I love it and thank you SO MUCH! Here is what it is all about.

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when you’re relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family & friends?You know that feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea ~ or a hot toddy?That is what the Heartfelt award is all about feeling warm inside, And here is what to do when you get the award:

1) Put the logo on your blog/post
2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside.
3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.
5) Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

And I have decided to bestow with much heartfelt thanks, this award to the following bloggers who always bring comfort to me:

1) Luanne at A Bookworm's World for her sincere comments
2) Jen at Up Close & Personal With Lady Tink for her delightfully positive attitude
3) Monie at Reading With Monie for being a friend early on
4) Amy at Chic Book Chick who is a new but quickly became a loyal friend
5) Kalea at Enroute to Life who is also a fairly new friend who seems like she has been with me much longer

Thank you and congratulations to all of you!
I hope you will all take time and present these special awards with thought and care as they are meant to be presented.

ONE DEADLY SIN Blog Tour: Annie Solomon's Article



The following is an article from Annie Solomon's website about how she writes. Don't forget you have until May 8th to enter to win one of five copies of ONE DEADLY SIN!

Article: One of the questions readers...

One of the questions readers always ask a writer is “Where do you get your ideas?” If you write suspense, like I do, the query is often accompanied by a narrow-eyed but expectant look, as though the questioner is hoping I’ll lean over and whisper, “From my former life in the CIA,” or “Back when I was undercover for the NYPD,” or “I'd tell you but then I’d have to kill you.” So I quickly change the subject before I have to confess that I get my ideas from newspapers, the latest Radiohead song, or a dream I once had.

My current book, Tell Me No Lies, is no exception. I’ve never been a cop in a small city in the Hudson Valley, or an international business wheeler dealer. I’ve never been to Russia or met Donald Trump.

But I did read a book of firsthand accounts by cops on the job. One guy talked about being afraid. That underneath the uniform, cops always wear a thin layer of fear. I got to wondering: What happens when someone’s job puts him in life-and-death situations of which he’s secretly terrified? And so homicide detective Hank Bonner was born.

And how did I get to my heroine, the wealthy, mysterious, and bent-on-revenge Alexandra Jane Baker? Through research for my previous suspense novel, Dead Ringer. In a book about the new Russian robber barons, I read a small tidbit about a couple of suicides and some missing Russian millions. Sasha Baker and Tell Me No Lies sprouted from there.And if you’re wondering about that Hudson Valley city, it’s called Sokanan. To save myself more research, I just made it up. It’s my own twisted version of someplace like Poughkeepsie, where my daughter went to college. (And it’s one of the worst-run cities on the planet. Why else do so many people keep dying there?) The name, by the way, is Algonquin and means “rain.”Well, I’ve said all I can. There’s more—but if I told you everything, my editor would kill me.

Annie Solomon

www.anniesolomon.com

Copyright © 2004 by Annie Solomon

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

One Deadly Sin: Author Interview






MY INTERVIEW WITH
ANNIE SOLOMON

Thank you, to Annie Solomon, author of ONE DEADLY SIN,
for giving BOOKIN' WITH BINGO an individual, personal interview.

Here are the questions I wanted to personally ask Annie.


Hello, Annie, and welcome to BOOKIN’ WITH BINGO. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview for me. Is there any personal information, biographical facts, photos, or websites you would like to start with?

First, off, thank you, Karen, for inviting me into your online home. I enjoyed looking around.

As for myself, I’m a northern transplant living in Nashville. I’ve been writing since I was a wee sprite, but only began to have the confidence that I could actually finish and publish something about ten or so years ago. I hold RWA and my local chapter, Music City Romance Writers, responsible for that. Their guidance gave me the courage and the resources to seriously pursue my dream of publication.

You and your readers can find out more about me and my books on my online home, anniesolomon.com.

Can you tell us anything about the next or current book you are working on?

I’m currently working on another suspense. This one is about a man on the run whose real identity is so lethal exposing it could jeopardize his life and everyone he loves. It’s set for a 2010 release.

What have you just finished reading?

Sad to say, I don’t read much anymore. I’m of an age when the chemicals play havoc with the body, so whether it’s that or it’s the writing that sucks the pleasure out of reading, I can’t say. I did read a little of Twilight, just to see what all the fuss is about. Maybe I’m too old for it, but it didn’t capture me. I do like JR Ward’s books (who doesn’t?).

What books would you say have made the biggest impression on you, especially starting out?

When I think about the books that stay with me over the years I have to go back to Anya Seton and Mary Stewart. The former’s Green Darkness and the latter’s My Brother Michael are two that stand out. But all their stories swept me away. If I didn’t hate research so much, I’d write historical fiction, because that’s what I liked to read. Later, I enjoyed Katherine Sutcliffe and Laura Kinsale. And, of course, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. But truly, what pushed me over the edge to start my first book, Like a Knife, wasn’t a book at all. It was the Patch and Kayla story on Days of Your Lives! Those two characters mesmerized me. My husband had endless fun teasing me about it. But Patch’s wounded hero shaped my first hero, Nick.

What gets you started on a new book? A character or story idea or….?

Both. Some books one, some the other. As I said, Nick in Like a Knife was inspired by a character. So was Margo, the heroine in my RITA-winning book, Blackout. I had this vision of a woman who lived “underground” as black ops operative. When the publisher accepted the concept I was terrified because that’s all I knew about the book! My current book, One Deadly Sin, was inspired by the legend of the black angel from an Iowa cemetery. My last book, Dead Shot, began as a plot idea: what if you were an artist and a deranged murderer posed his victims to mimic your art? My artist, Gillian Gray, turned into an art photographer who, as a child, found her mother’s murdered body. Now she’s obsessed with finding the killer—even if it meant using herself and her art as bait.

What is something about you that you would want people to know about you that we probably don’t know?

I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

Oh, Okay, here’s one: I love to dress up. Not costumes, mind you, real clothes. Heels, jewelry, makeup. All that girly stuff. It’s a dirty shame we don’t dress for much anymore!

What is your best advice to anyone, including young people, who want to be writers? (I teach middle school Reading to gifted students)

I read some of the advice other authors gave here and there’s nothing I can say that hasn’t been said before. But here goes anyway: keep writing. Writing is a muscle that needs constant exercising to keep in shape. Think of it like basketball. You need pickup games and shooting drills, and that’s what poems and stories are to the writer. If you want to make a career of it, prepare for rejection. You have to want it really badly, because it’s not easy. You’ll know you want it if you keep going no matter how many people tell you you’ll never make it. And remember, like much in life, making it to publication takes a lot of luck. Which isn’t something you can control. The only thing you can control is the writing itself. So keep at it and make it as good as you can.

Whew! For someone who wasn’t going to say anything, I sure got chatty.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Just another thanks for the opportunity to meet your friends. And another plug for my website, anniesolomon.com. I've got excerpt from all my books there, plus my blog, Annie's World Drop by and Join the Conversation

Thank you to all my loyal followers.

Those of you who read this review and comment below about it specifically will receive an extra entry into the ONE DEADLY SIN Blog Tour Giveaway. If you haven't commented to enter originally, you need to go here and comment and enter there in order for me to add this extra entry for you. :D







Monday, April 27, 2009

FOLLOW ME BLOG TOUR: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

CONTEST HAS ENDED!
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED
TONIGHT, MAY 15!
GOOD LUCK AND THANKS
FOR ENTERING

FOLLOW ME

by Joanna Scott
BLOG TOUR, April 27-May 15

MEET THE AUTHOR: JOANNA SCOTT

Joanna Scott is the author of nine books,including
1997 Pulitzer Prize finalist
THE MANIKIN, and a short story collection,VARIOUS ANTIDOTES as well as ARROGANCE were both
finalists for the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award.
She received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan
Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Rochester, New York with her family.


MY REVIEW of FOLLOW ME

Joanna Scott’s book, FOLLOW ME, makes it very easy to ‘follow her” with this influential narrative of a young woman’s journey to re-invent herself. This compassionate account of Sally Werner is a mesmerizing read. Scott begins by telling of young Sally Werner in 1946, who is the daughter of a Pennsylvania farmer, and how with wild abandon she agrees to take a ride on her cousin’s new motorcycle. This impulsiveness is something that will earmark much of Sally’s life and has extensive consequences, but Sally is too young to think of that at the time. The results of this frivolous act are a baby and Sally, who refuses to marry a cousin, leaves home, abandoning the child, in hopes of escaping her mistake and finding herself. Sally’s journey is recorded, entrusted to, and found by her granddaughter, who is even named for her, some 60 years later. While this young Sally tries to understand what her grandmother was like and what she did, she is confronted with a new challenge—meeting her father, a father she never knew. He tells a story of her grandmother that is quite different from the one that Sally has read and she decides she will find out the true story of Sally Werner, her grandmother, and so begins to investigate the secrets of Sally Werner.

After leaving home, Grandmother Sally comes upon helpful and caring people who open their homes to her and offer friendship. She stays and meets Mole, a young man, and Sally begins to think she had found the answers to her place in life. However, misfortune again follows Sally and she is forced to move on, further north into New York. This is a pattern that seems to repeat itself in Sally’s life many times. She has another child, a girl and later, a granddaughter as a result of that. Sally never lets go of the guilt she feels for leaving her son behind and she decides to finally look for him. This search results in changes not only in her life but also in all the lives of those people she loves that are the integral part of her existence.

Joanna Scott does a superb job of enticing the reader into the world of the two Sallys with her caring, carefully written tale. She keeps your interest with the two women telling of their lives….Sally Werner telling of her journey and its resulting consequences and young Sally trying to understand and learn the truth from her namesake’s writings. The theme of the story is one of how decisions in our lives make for profound consequences that are far-reaching in scope as well as personally affecting each of us and those around us. Readers will be so caught up in these women’s lives that it is hard to put this book down.

GIVEAWAY of FOLLOW ME

Many thanks to Miriam at Hachette Books for the Giveaway. Three (3) lucky winners will receive a copy of FOLLOW ME. The normal rules are:
U.S. and Canada Entries ONLY
No P. O. Boxes, Please
Giveaway ends at 6:00 PM, EST, Friday, May 15

How do you enter? This is how:
+1 entry for commenting AND including your email
+1 entry for becoming a follower or tell me if you are already one
+1 entry posting on blog (sidebar counts) AND give link back here
+1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway
Remember to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry! Include your email address if it is not shown on blogger. Winners will be chosen May 15th.

Thanks to Drey at Drey's Library you can click here to see the list of ALL the many blogs who are part of the tour today. So many places, so many chances! Good Luck!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

TOUR for ONE DEADLY SIN: LAUNCH


Welcome to the *BLOG TOUR of

ONE DEADLY SIN

by ANNIE SOLOMON

*BLOG TOUR=many sites focusing on one great book thus giving readers many places to go to read about the book AND enter to win at many sites! Great Odds!

ONE DEADLY SIN Synopsis:
Revenge! Edie Swann has hungered for it since she fled her hometown as a little girl. Now she's returned, ready for payback. Armed with a list of names, she leaves each one a chilling sign that they have blood on their hands. Her father's blood. What happens next turns her own blood cold: one by one, the men she's targeted start dying. Sheriff Holt Drennen knows Edie is hiding something. She has a haunted look in her eyes and a defiant spirit, yet he can't believe she's a murderer. As the body count rises and all evidence points to Edie, Holt is torn between the town he's sworn to protect and the woman he's come to desire. But nothing is what it seems. Long buried secrets begin to surface, and a killer won't be satisfied until the sins of the past are paid in full--this time with Edie's blood.

TOUR and GIVEAWAY
Runs APRIL 26 through MAY 8


During the Tour Dates watch for:

  • My Interview with Author Annie Solomon
  • My Review of ONE DEADLY SIN
  • Article written by Author Annie Solomon
  • All the blogs participating in the tour
  • One or more of my Tour posts may have an BONUS entry for you!

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to Hachette Books I have 5 copies of ONE DEADLY SIN for this giveaway!

Read Directions to enter correctly, PLEASE!

Open to U.S. and Canada, only, please
No P.O. Boxes, thanks
Giveaway ends at 6 PM,EST,Friday, May 8


PLEASE MAKE EVERY ENTRY AN INDIVIDUAL COMMENT
OR IT WILL NOT COUNT, PLEASE!

How do you enter? This is how:
+1 entry for commenting AND including your email
+1 entry for becoming a follower or telling me if you are already one
+1 entry posting on blog (sidebar counts) AND give link back here
+1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway
+1 BONUS entry POSSIBLE on other days' TOUR posts so come back!
Remember to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry! Include your email address if it is not shown on blogger. Winners will be chosen May 8th.

Here are the other stops on our tour. You only need to click on the blog name to get there and pop back to Bingo! Good luck and have fun!
This Book for Free
Reading with Monie
Unmainstream Mom Reads
EREC
The Tome Traveller's Weblog
Darby's Closet
My Friend Amy
Cheryl's Book Nook
Marta's Meanderings
chic Book reviews
My thoughts... your thoughts?
Cafe of Dreams
Wendy's Minding Spot
Enroute to Life
A Bookish Mom
drey's library
Zen Sanity
Carol's Notebook
Wendi's Book Corner
Morbid Romantic
Booksie's Blog
Readaholic
danys
Debbie's World of Books
So Many Books, So Little Time
Drey's Library
Bookin' With Bingo


PHOTO SHOOT


PHOTO SHOOT "SATURDAY"!

Sorry about the late "post", as I think I have always posted daily but last night I was sick as a dog so was slow getting started. AND, I had a photo shoot, so I guess I am in the dog house for being so late to post this to count for Saturday but I did post a really nice giveaway notice from Marta! However, I have such nice followers that nobody hounded me.

Yes, Bingo's Book Buddy (my Grand Puppy, AKA "Ms. M") was in town and we were trying to get a few shots "on location" before the dog days of summer hit.

Once the costumes and pup tent for changing and camera equipment were set up, we made sure her coat was shiny and her teeth, especially the canines, were cleaned! We worked giving breaks and cat ? naps as needed so as to not stress the STAR, dog gone it!...and because too many doggie treats for good behavior are not healthy! We filmed in a remote section of the pets allowed beach nearby, and none of the puppyrazzi could find us. So, although many of the prime shots (?) will be shown over the next few weeks, I have just one that will be my top dog shot for today. Thanks to a whole kennel of folks for helping. So this shot is one of Ms. M sinking her teeth into some good, upcoming books that are book tour picks--including the one that starts later today!

Friday, April 24, 2009

BOOKIN' BINGO'S REVIEW


THE SILENT MAN
by Alex Berenson

CIA Agent John Wells has had a rough time and those who have read Berenson’s other books about Wells, including THE FAITHFUL SPY, can attest to that. However, THE SILENT MAN is easily a stand alone novel that one can read and thrill to on its own. John Wells is trying to get over the past few traumatic years and make a normal life for himself as if that is possible. He is engaged to Jennifer Exley, also a coworker, who he would like to make a life with. However, John Wells knows deep down that it is only a matter of time before his life will be off on another dangerous track and then what would become of Jennifer and their “normal” life? He knows that he has made many enemies in his past-the kind of enemies who don’t forget and will seek revenge.


And so, this is easily illustrated right at the beginning of THE SILENT MAN when an old enemy from a previous encounter tries to get back at Wells, and thus the action begins. And for the faint of hear, I shall tell you it doesn’t stop until the last page of the book!


John Wells and Jennifer Exley are driving when they see a traffic jam in which the two bridges into Washington, D.C.are involved. John starts to get a strange feeling, like he has had before, that something isn’t right. At that point, Wells notices a motorcycle storming up between cars heading straight for them. With grenades and explosions, the world goes crazy. By the end of the day, several people are dead and injured and one of them who is injured is Jennifer. Wells is so upset by it, that when the dust settles he takes on the mission to find who is responsible for this deadly assault. He knows he is going to find the people who did this to Jennifer and the others. The CIA tries to convince him otherwise but alas, he has his mind set on finishing what they started. He had killed the attackers and now he was after the masterminds.


The culprits are traced to Russia where a retired General Ivan Markov is identified as being involved in this. The plot begins now to center around some missing nuclear warheads. In Russia, Wells meets up with several of Markov’s people who he kills. Meanwhile, the mastermind of the attack in Washington that injured Jennifer is named Pierre Kowalski, and he decides that John Wells is too much of a threat and so he decides to call for a meeting with him. He tells Wells he will give him information on some missing nuclear warheads and missing highly enriched uranium from Russia if John will guarantee his safety and not kill him. After investigating Kowalski’s information, John and the CIA race to find where this uranium has gone before it falls into the wrong hands for the wrong use.


While this is going on, the devious plot of using these warheads and uranium continues as Muslims have gotten the missiles and snuck them into the United States. Here they are building a nuclear bomb! Their plan is to attack highly ranked leaders and do away with the world powers that be. This all seems highly improbable on the surface but when we look at the unbelievable acts of terrorism none of us could ever imagine, happening daily in our world right now, one can see that anything is possible.


With an authenticity to match today’s headlines, the drama of this action thriller becomes quite possible and therefore even scarier to those of us reading it in today’s world. Readers will find that the far fetched idea is just slightly plausible if things keep going on as they have. With building suspense, and a believable story line, Berenson keeps the reader involved in this action spy-thriller novel. While some say Berenson’s first novel, THE FAITHFUL SPY, is better than THE SILENT MAN, I can only say, I better read that one as well, if that is the case. I found THE SILENT MAN to be a smart, quick moving, novel with believable characters who were more than superficial as we sometimes find in adventure thrillers of this type. So I recommend this book and to those of you who are just starting out on an Alex Berenson novel, buy them all as it would appear they are all good and you can even follow the finite points of interest that are laid in the first novels.

Submitted originally to Curled Up with a Good Book by Karen Haney



Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Lovely Award from Liyanaland!

Thank you, Liyana!
Liyana at Liyanaland has been so kind
to give me this ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD!
Thank you! Here is what it says with the award:

1) Accept the award, post it on your
blog together with the name of the person
who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs
that you’ve newly discovered.

3) Remember to contact the bloggers to let them
know they have been chosen for this award.

My Nominees are:

1. SAHM at A BOOKISH MOM
2. DAR at PEEKING BETWEEN THE PAGES
3. Beth at BETH FISH READS
4. Ingrid at BLOG OF A BOOKWORM
5. New Greek Friend at A THOUSAND CLAPPING HANDS
6. Natalie at BOOK LINE AND SINKER
7.Kalea at ENROUTE TO LIFE
8. Erika Lynn at KISS MY BOOK
9. Korianne at KORIANNE SPEAKS
10.Aerin at IN SEARCH OF GIANTS
11.Elizabeth at THOUGHTS FROM AN EVIL OVERLORD
12.Rebecca at REBECCA'S BOOK BLOG
13.Alyssa at THE SHADY GLADE
14.Amy at CHIC BOOK CHICK
15.Mrs. Hill at MRS. HILL'S BOOK BLOG

Congratulations to all these blogs that are new to me!
Drop by and visit them if you haven't


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A DOUBLE TRIPLE Giveaway

GIVEAWAY HAS
ENDED!
WATCH FOR
WINNERS TO BE
ANNOUNCED SOON!

DOUBLE
TRIPLE
GIVEAWAY

ANOTHER AWESOME APRIL
AUDIO GIVEAWAY

JAMES PATTERSON DOUBLE TRIPLE!
Here is your chance to win BOTH
Volumes One and Two of
WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB
BOXED SETS, Books 1-6

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB, SET 1 includes:

1ST TO DIE: In San Francisco newlyweds are being stalked-and slaughtered. Enter four unforgettable women, all friends...Lindsay, a homicide inspector in the city's police department...Claire, a medical examiner...Jill, an assistant D.A....and Cindy, a reporter who has just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. Joining forces, pooling their talents, courage, and brains, they have one goal. To find, trap, and outwit the most diabolical and terrifying killer ever imagined.

2ND CHANCE: 2ND CHANCE reconvenes the Women's Murder Club. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk--and the killer knows who they are.

3RD DEGREE: Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. A mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message. Lindsay asks her friends to help her figure out who is committing these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days.Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club.Which one will it be?

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB, SET 2 includes:

The 4th of July: In a late-night showdown after a near-fatal chase, San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision - and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced and an entire city divided. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women's Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: before a judge an jury as her trial comes to a climax, and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth.

The 5th Horseman: It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs. While the hospital wages an explosive court battle that grips the entire nation, the Women's Murder Club hunts for a merciless killer among its esteemed medical staff.

The 6th Target: While Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano prepares to prosecute the toughest trial of her life, the city is in the grip of a chilling crime spree. Children of well-to-do families are being abducted. But the kidnappings are followed by devastating silence -no demand for ransom. Working frantically with her new partner, Lindsay Boxer struggles to find the connection that will help them make sense of these horrific crimes.
*Above Summaries compliments of Amazon.com where you can buy these great audio book sets as well!

PLEASE! EACH ENTRY MUST BE SEPARATE
OR THEY WILL NOT COUNT!

To win one of EACH of the 3 copies
that the wonderful Anna from
Hachette Audio Books has donated
to support this giveaway,
just comment below with your email address.

EACH ENTRY MUST BE SEPARATE

If you would like a second entry,
follow my blog or tell if you do.

EACH ENTRY MUST BE SEPARATE

As always a post about this giveaway
on your blog
with a link
will get you a third entry!


U.S. and Canada entries only
No P. O. Boxes, please!


Enter now until
6:00 PM, EST, MAY 3
when my official
APRIL AUDIO BOOK month ends
(not that there won't be more audio books
coming but THIS is their month on my blog!)
PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TUESDAY'S TEACHER TALES FOR TOTS by Professor Bingo


VERY SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE

by Don Hoffman, Illustrated by Todd Dakins


Written for children 3-6


Young children will delight in this simply written and beautifully illustrated story of two

and their dog named Snowflake. Jeff and Veronica are playing in the snow one day and

they lose their little sweet, fluffy white puppy. They ask everyone they can find around

town if they have seen their precious puppy. Each person they ask thinks they are asking

about the snow that is falling or something they are working with rather than their little

dog.


The story is educational in that each of the people they encounter and ask about their

Snowflake has a different occupation and therefore teaches children in a subtle way about

the people in their community.


However, even though the story of course has a happy ending as they lie in the snow and

a ball is suddenly pushed through the snow by a nose attached to a puppy, there is one

more thing that I believe the children will enjoy. Snowflake is in each illustration as the

children ask the people about him. Because of the surroundings and all the snow, however,

they can’t really see Snowflake. Children will enjoy finding Snowflake in each of the well

drawn illustrations just as they would in an I SPY type, find it book.


I recommend this sweet story for young children and one that will be read over and over

as children will want to find Snowflake again and again!

Submitted to Curled Up with a Good Kid's Book by Karen Haney, March, 2009


PRINCESS BABY NIGHT-NIGHT

WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED

BY KAREN KATZ


AGE: baby-preschool


This is a story for children and parents alike. The children will instantly be enchanted by the adorable baby in the story and the fact that she is a princess. The story will be a favorite of parents as it will help to get their child to sleep at night. This light and happy story will captivate especially young princesses everywhere.


In the story, Princess Baby is not ready for bedtime and she isn’t sleepy. This will sound familiar to parents of children with their “just a few more minutes” at bedtime every night. Little Princess has so much to do. She has to put on her pajamas and put her toys away. There has to be a book chosen for her bedtime story and of course, there is the brushing of the baby’s teeth. As Princess Baby carries out what she considers her royal duties before she can go to sleep even including acting out all of these activities with her stuffed animals, little ones will be delighted. Finally, when she is asked if she is ready for her good night kiss, there is no answer because she has worn herself out and is fast asleep!


The charming illustrations will captivate the littlest readers especially with their gold attention getting glittery look, and by the time the little Princess in the story is ready for bed, the child will be as well. Where so many parents find themselves negotiating to get their children to bed, they will chuckle at the ones in this story and most probably recognize them. Meanwhile, the little ones will find they make sense and when they are all used up, it will be their bed time as well.

Submitted to Curled Up with a Good Kid’s Book by K H (Bingo)


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