Thursday, November 3, 2011

SACRED SINS, A NORA ROBERTS' GIVEAWAY

 SACRED SINS 
BY NORA ROBERTS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Combining explosive suspense with sensual passion, the bestselling author of Carnal Innocence and The Reef turns up the heat in this classic tale, available for the first time in hardcover-the sizzling story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer...  and on the verge of surrendering to a dangerous love.

In the last lazy days of summer, the merciless two-week heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is finally knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death-a priest's white silk amice pulled taut around her throat. Pinned near the scarf is a note that simply reads her sins are forgiven her.  It is a chilling crime, made even more terrifying when it is followed by a second murder...  and then a third.  Suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed "the Priest."
The slayings have piqued the interest of Dr. Tess Court, a top-notch psychiatrist dedicated to treating the problems of the human mind.

And when the police make little headway in solving the crimes, Tess is reluctantly thrust into the very heart of the investigation.  Called in to create a detailed psychological profile of the murderer, she comes up with a disturbing and frightening portrait of a twisted soul who believes he is not murdering-but ministering.

Detective Ben Paris doesn't give a damn about the killer's soul or his psyche, and he makes it clear that he thinks calling in a psychiatrist is on a par with ringing up a psychic hot line.

What he can't dismiss so readily is his immediate and irresistible attraction to Tess. Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a reputation with women that is legendary, and with good reason.  But the coolly elegant Tess doesn't react to Ben like any other woman he's ever known-and he finds the challenge enticing.  Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares.  But someone else has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor...  someone who dreams of saving her and cleansing her soul with his special brand of absolution.  And while Tess is confident she can help him, Ben can only pray that when the madman strikes, he'll be able to stop him before it's too late...

EXCERPT FROM SACRED SINS:
"August fifteenth. It was a day following other days of sweat and hazy skies. There were no puffy white clouds or balmy breezes, only a wall of humidity nearly thick enough to swim in.

Reports on the six and eleven o'clock news glumly promised more to come. In the long, lazy last days of summer, the heat wave moving into its second, pitiless week was the biggest story in Washington, D.C."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America’s favorite novelist."

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE BRAND NEW COPY
OF NORAH ROBERTS' SACRED SINS
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
 
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GOOD LUCK!

125 comments:

Patsy said...

I am so anxious to read Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts! All of her books have been wonderful and this one sounds like it will be the same. It will be interesting to read how Detective Ben Paris and Dr, Tess Court work together to solve the Priest Murders!
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Patsy said...

I am so anxious to read Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts! All of her books have been wonderful and this one sounds like it will be the same. It will be interesting to read how Detective Ben Paris and Dr, Tess Court work together to solve the Priest Murders!
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I would like to see how they solve the mystery. It sounds like a good thriller.
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holdenj said...

How great they've released this one in hardcover! Look forward to checking it out!
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holdenj said...

Wow, I don't realize how many of her books I have read until I see that huge list on her website! I remember really liking Northern Lights.
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Steve Capell said...

I've have found every book that Nora Roberts writes are well written and character development is strong including her J.D. Robb series. This one sounds really interesting so thanks for opportunity.

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prouNora Roberts is one of my favorite authors and this looks like a very good mystery.
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Carole Spring said...

I have read several books by Nora Roberts and I enjoyed them all. Sacred Sins sounds like a great thriller suspense mystery - I would love to read it!
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I went to Nora Roberts' website and looked at her published books. Tribute is one of her books that I liked.
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I love mysteries and this sounds great
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I love mysteries and Nora Roberts is a great author so I know the book will be one I will enjoy

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Americas favorite novelist. I like how she met her her 2nd husband. I can relate to her being the only girl in the family as I to had 4 brothers.

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Sue Farrell said...

I haven't read a Nora Roberts book in quite a while and this on intrigues me with the religious connection.
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I found a couple short stories on the author's website that you can read. Both are Christmas themed so they are timely for the approaching holiday season.
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bloomerbear said...

I would love to read this because it brings back the Summer warm feeling

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Mariee said...

I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts books and this one sounds like a keeper. Can't wait to read it!

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This sounds like a good read, looking forward to reading it.
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In Tribute, it says Ford was conceived in a Ford Cutlass—that’s not possible as there is no such car!
Many eagle-eyed Ford and Chrysler fans noticed this error. Nora intended it to be a Ford Mustang.

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I want to know more about the killer and why he is killing these women. Sounds suspenseful!

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trail of a demented killer-that sounds good

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I have been reading Nora Roberts books for years and Sacred Sins sounds like another great read of hers. Sounds very suspenseful, mysterious and appealing!
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