Thursday, February 17, 2011

BAFFLING BINGO MYSTERY BOOK DAY: J. D. ROBB'S FANTASY IN DEATH - A GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BAFFLING BINGO DAY"
I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS THURSDAY'S
MYSTERY BOOK CHOICE IS.....
 GIVEAWAY ENDED
FANTASY IN DEATH
BY J. D. ROBB

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the latest novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author J.D. Robb, it is game over for the criminals pursued by NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical.

The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. . . .


NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear equally shocked. No one seemed to have a prob­lem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks-as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U- Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, and quite capable of fighting back in the real world as well as the virtual one.

Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death. . . . 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number one New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print. She is Nora Roberts!

With a phenomenal career full of bestsellers, Nora Roberts was ready for a new writing challenge. As her agent put it, like Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and caffeine-free Pepsi, a pseudonym offered her the opportunity to reach a new and different group of readers. The first futuristic suspense J. D. Robb book, Naked in Death, was published in paperback in 1995, and readers were immediately drawn to Eve Dallas, a tough cop with a dark past, and her even more mysterious love interest, Roarke.

The series quickly gained attention, great reviews, and devoted readers. Since the debut of Loyalty in Death (the ninth In Death book) on Halloween 1999 on the New York Times bestseller list, every J. D. Robb title has been a New York Times bestseller. While fans had their suspicions, it wasn’t until the twelfth book in the series, Betrayal in Death (2001), that the publisher fully revealed that J. D. Robb was a pseudonym for bestselling powerhouse Nora Roberts. Unmasked, Nora Roberts fans who hadn’t yet picked up one of the Robb books were quickly playing catch-up.

Robb’s peers in the mystery world are fans as well, with accolades for the In Death series from such blockbuster authors as Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Robert B. Parker, Ridley Pearson, Linda Fairstein, and Andrew Gross.

The In Death books are perpetual bestsellers, and frequently share the bestseller list with other Nora Roberts novels. J. D. Robb publishes two hardcover In Death books per year, with the occasional stand-alone original In Death story featured in an anthology.

Thirty books and fifteen years later, there is no end in sight for the ever-popular In Death series.

AN EXCERPT FROM FANTASY IN DEATH:
While swords of lightning slashed and stabbed murderously across the scarred shield of sky, Bart Minnock whistled his way home for the last time. Despite the battering rain, Bart’s mood bounced along with his cheerful tune as he shot his doorman a snappy salute.

“Howzit going, Mr. Minnock?”

“It’s going up, Jackie. Going way uptown.”

“This rain could do the same, if you ask me.”

“What rain?” With a laugh, Bart sloshed his way in soaked skids to the elevator.
Thunder exploded across the island of Manhattan, midday commuters sulked under overpriced umbrellas bought from enterprising sidewalk hawkers and maxibuses spewed up walls of wet. But in Bart’s world the sun beamed in golden rays.

He had a hot date with the sexy CeeCee, which in itself was nothing to sneeze at for a self-proclaimed nerd who’d been a virgin until the somewhat embarrassing age of twenty-four.

Five years later, and largely because of the success of U-Play, he could have his pick from a bevy of eager women—even if the eager was mostly due to the money and media his company generated.

He didn’t mind.

He knew he wasn’t especially good-looking and accepted his own awkwardness in romantic situations....TO READ THE REST OF THIS EXCERPT, GO TO THE PENGUIN PUBLISHING WEBSITE HERE!

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE BRAND NEW,HARD
BACK COPY OF THIS EXCITING
  J. D. ROBB BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!
    
--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 FANTASY IN DEATH ABOVE 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

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A FAVORITE MYSTERY BOOK OR MOVIE THAT YOU LIKE WHICH IS PART OF A SERIES.

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO J. D. ROBB'S WEBSITE HERE. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING SITE. AFTER CHECKING IT OUT, FIND ONE OF THE BOOKS J. D. ROBB HAS WRITTEN AND COMMENT ON IT HERE

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MARCH 12!

  GOOD LUCK!!

54 comments:

Steve Capell said...

I've read a number of the Death series novels by J.D. Robb a.k.a Nora Roberts and have found the premise of this futuristic crime novel to be intriguing and a thrill to read. The first book was a page turner for me and kept a good pace with the story line so I have read many of the other novels as well. The one area that I found to be more than expected was the romance between Eve and Roarke and each novel seems to build upon each other, but I have also found that each novel can stand on its own so you really don't need to start out with the first one. Mystery is a favorite genre of mine and I love the J.D. Robb series so I am dropping my name into your contest. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Margie said...

I think the connection to the fantasy computer game sounds intriguing. And, I always love a good mystery.
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Margie said...

The author's book The Lost sounds interesting to me. The disappearance of a tourist on a ship, when she didn't jump and she's not onboard. Makes me want to find out where she went!
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Margie said...

I liked Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is part of a trilogy.
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Carol N Wong said...

I haven't read any of the Death Series yet. Sounds fascinating and I would love to learn about fantasy computer gaming. Love books that can teach you about an area of expertise that you haven't known anything about before. Really interested in this one.

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traveler said...

This book sounds intriguing and unique. I haven't read this series but would start to now. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

This author is multi-talented to write romances as well as futuristic novels. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

My favorite mystery series is the one with Emma James and Duncan Kinkaid by Deborah Crombie. Wonderful saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

One of my favorite mystery series is the Kay Scarpetta one by Patricia Cornwell. Kay Scarpetta is an medical examiner. I like that angel of mysteries, which explains why I also love CSI and any other TV series that delves into medical forensics.

I particuly liked The Body Farm.

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petite said...

This compelling story would hold my interest for the characters and the interesting ideas. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

A series that is great are novels that Deanna Raybourn writes which are unique. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Nora Roberts stories always contain individuals whose lives intersect and are realistic. I would enjoy many of her books, especially locales in the West. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I think I would like to read 'Innocent in Death' as that is one of best selling in this series and that Eve's marriage is in trouble.

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LAMusing said...

I've read almost all of the JD Robb Eve Dallas series - love them! This one sounds as terrific as lall the rest.
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LAMusing said...

Looking at the chronological list on her site - Naked in Death was the first of the Death series. I remember falling in love with the characters. I also enjoyed the futuristic setting - it's not over the top fantasy- familiar enough to feel realistic, but different enough to be intriguing.
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LAMusing said...

Besides JD Robb's Death series, I like the old John McDonald Travis McGee series. Fabulous characters, distinct voice.
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Norma said...

I've read a few of the Death series by JD Robb - really enjoyed them and this one sounds great
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Norma said...

I like the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series!
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debbie said...

I have read almost all the books in this series. I really like them. They paint a not so perfect glimpse of the future. I would like to see what happened with the gamer.
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debbie said...

I liked the alex cross series, kiss the girls by james patterson.
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debbie said...

I have also read her book, kindred in death, it is really good.
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Tore said...

I love murder mysteries. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a really good book.Tore923@aol.com

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holdenj said...

I like the idea of a good "locked room" mystery! Thanks for the chance to win!
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holdenj said...

I like several mystery series, including the Agatha Raisin series and several cozies.
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holdenj said...

I checked out the JD Robb website and was amazed at the astounding amount of Eve Dalls stories there are! I have only read one, Remember When.
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Anonymous said...

I like the idea of an adult having a private playroom---computer geeks to the max.

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Anonymous said...

I like the Joe Grey cat mystery series written by Shirley Rousseau Murphy and my favorite booke is Cat Deck the Halls--I guess because I also like the holidays.

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Anonymous said...

Looking at the list of books really brings back memories---like of Naked in Death when Eve first hooks up with Roarke---that book got me hooked.

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skkorman said...

I would like to win this book because I've followed the series forever and love the characters!

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skkorman said...

My favorite mystery series is the Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sacks series written by the amazing Jeffery Deaver!

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justpeachy36 said...

I would like to win this one because I have several of the books in this series and love the author.

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Laura H. said...

I love to play computer games and I understand how "consuming" they can be so centering this mystery around fantasy is of great interest to me. Plus it's written by J.D. Robb--enough said there!

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Laura H. said...

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Laura H. said...

I'm a huge fan of the Bourne movies. And although I haven't read the books yet they are on my TBR list.

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Laura H. said...

One of my favorite books was "Remember When". The first part was written as Nora Roberts and the second part as J. D. Robb. I loved how she combined the present and future to create this story.

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bison61 said...

wow-locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. sounds like a great mystery book

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CherylS22 said...

I've wanted to read this series for a while & this new book looks like a great thriller.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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CherylS22 said...

It's tough to pick just one book from one series to say is my favorite. So, I'll go with the series I'm currently reading - the Millenium series. So far, I like the 2nd book best - "The Girl Who Played With Fire".

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CherylS22 said...

I have already read "Innocent in Death" in this series & loved the story. I just started reading "The Other Side" last night & it seems like an interesting read.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I want to win this book because it's part of a series that I've been reading on and off for a few years now.

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Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite mystery series is probably Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen series. I adore her characters... and her recipes.

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Ladytink_534 said...

Naked in Death was such an interesting start to the series!

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As the mother of gamers this book is one that I find especially fascinating.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

This is a series that I fell in love with 3 years ago with book 1. Within 18 months,I'd read every one of them IN ORDER. While yea, you can read them as a stand alone, why would you want to. This is a series that is rich with history and romance. It would be a shame to lose this by reading out of order.
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moonsword said...

I like the description "a tough cop with a dark past"...I want to know what it is! Sounds like a great book!

skkorman said...

I love the Eve Dallas series of books. I would like to win this book because all of the others I have read in the series are GREAT reads!

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