Wednesday, July 27, 2011

THE LIES THAT BIND - A COZY MYSTERY GIVEAWAY

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THE LIES THAT BIND
A Bibliophile Mystery
BY KATE CARLISLE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
One bookbinder. One bully. One beau. Looks like someone has got to go...

When it comes to rare books and antiquities, Brooklyn Wainwright is a master. Which is why she's returned home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class at Bay Area Book Arts. Unfortunately, BABA director Layla Fontaine is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates. With the help of her beau, British security officer Derek Stone, Brooklyn manages to put up a brave face and endure. 

Unfortunately, someone else is not so forgiving. Layla is found dead of a gunshot wound, and Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate. But when Layla's past ends up intertwined with Derek's, Brooklyn realizes that the case is much more personal than she thought—and that the killer might want to close the book on her for good.

MEET BROOKLYN:
Thanks to Author Kate Carlisle's wonderful website, here is a little about the main character in this Bibliophile Mystery Series. I thought you would like to meet her and can go HERE to read all about "her world" including friends and places that Kate has presented on her site.
Welcome to Brooklyn's world. Help yourself to an Irish coffee or a mocha latte, relax and read all about Brooklyn, her friends and her world. Click on the interactive map and take a tour of Brooklyn's favorite spots in San Francisco for dining, drinking, shopping, reading, strolling—and murder. Among other hot spots, you'll find her favorite fictional library from HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER and the real-life book arts center used as the basis for the fictional Bay Area Book Arts in THE LIES THAT BIND.



brooklyn's world
Brooklyn's World
 
READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE LIES THAT BIND:
Layla Fontaine, Executive Artistic Director of the Bay Area Book Arts Center, was tall, blond and strikingly beautiful, with a hair trigger temper and a reputation for ruthlessness. Some in the book community called her a malevolent shark. Others disagreed, insisting that calling her a shark only served to tarnish the reputation of decent sharks everywhere. 

Since I had business with the shark, I arrived at the Book Center early and parked my car in the adjacent lot. Grabbing the small package I'd brought, I climbed out of the car and immediately started to shiver. It was dusk and the March air in San Francisco was positively frigid. I seemed to be in the direct path of a brisk wind that whooshed straight off the Bay over AT&T Park and up Potrero Hill. Huddling inside my down vest, I quickly jogged to the front entrance of the Book Center and climbed the stairs.

I almost whimpered as I stepped inside the warm interior and rubbed my arms to rid myself of the chills. But looking around, I grinned with giddy excitement. It was the first night of my latest bookbinding class and I, Brooklyn Wainwright, Super Bookbinder, was like a kid on the first day of grammar school. A nerdy kid, of course; one who actually looked forward to spending the day in school. I couldn't help myself. This place was a veritable shrine to paper and books and bookbinding arts, and I had to admit, grudgingly, that it was all due to Layla Fontaine. 
...to finish reading this excerpt, go to Kate Carlisle's website HERE!
  
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show. She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction. It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors. Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect husband.

A lifelong love of old books and an appreciation of the art of bookbinding led Kate to create the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder. Kate is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She loves to drink good wine and watch other people cook.

Despite the appearance of overnight success, Kate's dream of publication took many, many years to fulfill. If you're wondering why, HERE'S the real scoop. (Follow the link to see details of Kate's delightful bio with pictures on her website!)  

WHAT ABOUT THESE COZY MYSTERIES?
LET'S GET COZY!
Having watched the popularity of Cozy Mysteries grow, I wanted to read some as they looked like great fun and I was right. Luckily for my blog, I have found a wonderful publisher/contact to mainly work with and you will be seeing the symbol below quite often starting in August on BOOKIN' WITH BINGO. It will mean that yet another fun Cozy Mystery is being reviewed and given away here. This first one, I bought myself as the title appealed to me, especially having to do with books, and I am now offering a copy to my readers to kick off these Cozy Mysteries. I hope there will be many of you who are interested in them. They are good stories and hold your interest and most have a bit of sly humor in them as well! Enjoy and don't forget to watch for the LET'S GET COZY Days coming soon! ....Bingo
 GIVEAWAY

TO KICK OFF LET'S GET COZY  DAYS ON
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO, I HAVE ONE NEW
HARDBACK COPY OF THE LIES THAT BIND
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY WINNER!
 
 
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GOOD LUCK!

125 comments:

Karen B said...

This sounds like a wonderful read! We all have known someone like Layla - and, perhaps, seceretly wished that she/he was no longer around. I said no longer around, not dead!
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lag123 said...

Ooooo! I love cozy mysteries. One about books and murder sounds perfect. I have read about binding and it is definitely an art.

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bermudaonion said...

I thought Layla sounded a lot like me! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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I find it interesting that the author used to be an associate director of The Gong Show. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

holdenj said...

I enjoy several cozy mystery series and think this one would definitely fit in with my interests!
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holdenj said...

I imagine Kate could plum her Dating Game chaperone days for all kinds of stories! I enjoyed her real story too and can empathize with the search for a perfect haircut.
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debbie said...

I am so glad you are reviewing more cozy mysteries. I really like them. I would love to see how she solves the case, and how her boyfriend is involved.
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I learned she has another book called, if books could kill.
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I love mysteries. The book sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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Bethie said...

This looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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ann said...

I like these kinds of books as I like to try and figure out whats going to happen in them at the end.



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I find it interesting that the author used to be an associate director of The Gong Show.I remember watching this on TV years ago LOL

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This book sounds unique and fascinating. Love to read this. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Carol N Wong said...

This not an entry. Just wanted to say that this books sounds so good that I put it on my "to buy" list.

Thank you for introducing this book.

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A mystery about books sounds compelling. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Cozy in Texas said...

I like the map. Looks like the book covers some areas near where I once lived.
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Linda Kish said...

I've been seeing more and more of these cozy mysteries popping up. They sound like fun stories. I think I'm going to enjoy them. Nothing too serious or intense.

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"She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show." How fun is that?

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Sue Farrell said...

I love cozy mysteries--and this is a new author for me----I think a bookbinder is a unique profession to have in this book and it intriques me.
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I found it interesting on the author's website that her father was a gambler and they often had to move in the middle of the night because of his debts.
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I love cozy mysteries. This one revolves around the book business, which makes it even more intriguing.
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rbooth43 said...

I love mysteries and THE LIES THAT BIND sounds like an amazing read.I also have a lifelong love of old books, one of my favorites is Majorie Morningstar.
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misskallie2000 said...

I love Cozy Mysteries and this one sounds like a good one. I have at times thought "Why can't he/she just go away" but not wished dead. That is one thing I would never do or wish bad luck on anyone. No matter how upset I may be I have never wished anyone dead.
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