Thursday, July 22, 2010

THE SEARCH: #1 NY Times Bestseller GIVEAWAY!

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THE SEARCH

BY NORA ROBERTS

ABOUT THE BOOK:

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life-a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescues. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare...

Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf serial killer, who shot and killed Fiona's cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He's the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon's house, and he's at his wit's end.

To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can't handle. Simon, however, is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he's a rugged and in-tensely private artist, known for the exquisite furniture he creates from wood. Simon never wanted a puppy-and he most definitely doesn't want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to his hormones.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona's life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands...


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.

Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.

Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."

The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.

Sanctuary was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.

The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.

Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.

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89 comments:

debbie said...

I have read almost all of her books, under all of her pennames. I would like to read black hills, because it is one of the few I haven't read yet.
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debbie said...

I learned she wrote her first novel on a spiral notebook, with a number 2 pen.
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LoveMyCoffee said...

I learned that Nora Roberts worked briefly as a legal secretary.


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LoveMyCoffee said...

I have been a long time fan of Nora Roberts. I especially love her J.D. Robb books with Eve Dallas and Roarke.

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Tore said...

I am a follower. I love Nora Robert's books. She is an amazing writer. I love her stories. This books sounds very good. I love books with mystery romance, murder and books that use animals in them. Please enter me in contest. I have been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it. Tore923@aol.com

suburban prep said...

I have read the Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy. I have enjoyed it and was always looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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suburban prep said...

There seems to be something that Fiona (the character) has that keeps her wanting to know things. BUt she has a secret that she doesn't want out.

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I am already a member of Swagbucks. I go on each morning trying to see how many bucks I can receive.

Colleen Turner said...

I learned from the author's website that home for Nora Roberts has been on the top of a hill in western Maryland for the past thirty years and that, before she was a writer, she was an "earth mother" that loved to garden and do canning.
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Colleen Turner said...

I love books about serial killers and copy cat killer so think this book sounds very good!
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Colleen Turner said...

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Colleen Turner said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I really enjoy her books so I was suprised to see this book as a giveaway!!!! I haven't read Black Hills, the one before Black Hills and this one. :)

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Steve Capell said...

I have read many of her books and the most recent book being Blue Smoke. I found it interesting about her take on February blizzard as a blessing in disguise. She stated, “I started writing as a way to save my sanity,” she says, “and I fell into a job that I love.”

I doubt many people can have positive experience with a blizzard.

Thanks for hosting this contest.

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Melanie L said...

I learned that Nora Roberts has published 190 full-length novels, 164 being New York Times bestsellers. That is pretty amazing!
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Melanie L said...

I think it will be interesting to see how the dogs play a role in the story. This sounds a little different than her other books that I've read.
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Margie said...

Nora has written 164 New York Times bestsellers including 23 written as J.D. Robb and one written together with J.D. Robb
(hmmmm, how does that work?!)
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Margie said...

Any book that has a mystery, a badlly behaved puppy and three Labs has my interest!
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Patsy said...

I adore Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb. I read every book she writes under either name.
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Cindy W. said...

On Nora's site I learned that before she took up writing she gardened, canned fruits and veggies, and she made her sons clothes.

Smiles,
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Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of The Search. Her books are awesome!

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Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of The Search. I love dogs and the thought of canine search and rescue has always ingtrigued me. Her books are awesome!

Smiles,
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holdenj said...

Boy, going to her website sure brought back some memories! I've read so many of them. I really liked the Chesapeake Bay series and the Three Sister Island one too.
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holdenj said...

I like the premise of the book, the dog training and k-9 inclusion. The Search looks great, thanks for the chance to win.
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Benita said...

I find it interesting that Nora worked briefly as a legal secretary.


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Benita said...

Believe it or not, I've not read Nora Roberts. So I think this book might be a good place to start. It does sound compelling.


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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a really good storyline. And I love books with dogs in them.

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Linda Kish said...

Remember When sounds good.

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gcpeach17 said...

I am a fan of Nora's for sure. I have met her and have signed books by her. She lives in the Sharpsburg area of MD. Beautiful country. She told my daughter & myself about her gardens and canning. I love her trilogies because I never want her books to end.

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gcpeach17 said...

I forgot what else I needed to do here, I'm so excited to see her book as a giveaway! I am a follower but, have not joined Swagbucks. I'll have to check it out. I have MANY of her books and would love to add this one to the collection.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I love the wedding quartet series!

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Mona said...

I love books of Nora Robert. I love love love serial killers theme a lot. Just a single sentence is enough. I just love Nora Robert's all novels. Please add me in the giveaway. My email address is patelmona0113@gmail.com.

Mona said...

+1 I collect the books of my fav authors and Nora Robert is one of my fav Authors.. I love collecting books and i can reread it again. Nora Robert's novels are awesomeeee........ Please add me in the giveaway. patelmona0113@gmail.com

grannyvon said...

Nora Roberts is one of the best know authors in US and has been honored by many awards and publishers. She has written under pin names also. I haven't read her novels she has written in the last two years but I have them on my must read list. I learned that Nora Roberts loves gardening, I would love to win this book and cross it off my list. Thanks for the chance. ybutler@oppcatv,com

Virginia said...

I love Nora's books but have not read that many of them. I would love to read Black Hills. Please enter me. I learn she wrote her first book in a sprial notebook. I found this to be very interesting.

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rubynreba said...

I would like to read the book because I want to know what will happen to Fiona and I think that the author, Nora Roberts, is great!
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rubynreba said...

For the past 30 years her home has been on the top of a hill in western Maryland.
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rbooth43 said...

Nora Roberts has published 190 full-length novels, 164 being New York Times bestsellers. I have read most of them. The Search is on my TBR list. I love her books.

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g.g. said...

I've read many of her books and one I liked recently was Bed of Roses. I'd love to win this new one.

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g.g. said...

I found out she writes under the name J.D. Robb whose books I have read and never knew that it was her. WOW


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Anonymous said...

Nora Roberts started writing as a career because she was stuck in a blizzard and wanted something adult to do (not with her children.


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Anonymous said...

She has published 150 novels and her writing is in 25 countries.


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Ruthie said...

She wrote her first story on a notebook during a blizzard

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Ruthie said...

She writes romance novels under a different name

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Anonymous said...

I always find it interesting to learn what jobs authors had before they started writing. Nora Roberts was a legal secretary who was a terrible speller. And she likes chocolate :).

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Anonymous said...

The Search is a about a woman trying to escape her past as the only survivor of a serial killer. And now a copycat killer is back. It looks like a great read.

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Thanks for hosting - please enter me
-- bevsharp@desch.org -- I think it is great that you can order her books from her husband's bookstore and she will sign them before they are shipped to you!

Lisa R said...

I gathered all of the JD Robb books in the series(at that time about 30) and read them back to back taking short breaks to read other 3 or 4 book series to help make them last longer. It took me about 18 months to read them and I spaced them as much as I could cause even after 18 months of Eve and Roark, I was devastated when I had no more.

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Lisa R said...

I think what amazes more than anything else about Roberts books, is the ability to take any genre and make it hers.


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I've read Bed of Roses and loved it! Nora Roberts is a fantastic Author. I've even watched some of her books that were turned into movies. They were great too.

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Christine H said...

This book sound so sad, I know its not real but I hate hearing for animals being killed. This book is very different than the Nora Roberts book I've read, but I'd love to read it. I like all kinds of stories. chirth7@yahoo.com

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nel said...

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nfmgirl said...

"Innocent in Death was the first book written as J.D. Robb to debut at #1 on March 11, 2007." I didn't know that she wrote under the name of J.D. Robb! I've certainly heard of Nora Roberts (she's a very prolific author!), but I haven't yet red anything of hers. I would love to rectify that!

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nfmgirl said...

What I find most interesting about this book is the fact that it takes place on an island off of Seattle. I'm very familiar with those islands, having lived near them.

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clenna said...

I found out that she was the first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing.

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Pam S (pams00) said...

Oh wow I am a huge Nora fan I hve read and enjoyed a ton of her books. I have to say I'd like to read her JD Rob series from the beginning in order. Can't wait for her final in the Bride Quartet series to come out the end of the year (Happy Ever After in Nov)! She has a sweepstakes on her site :)!

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Aside from the great sounding premise, I am a big puppy fan and JAWS just sounds adorable - dstructiveness and all.

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