Sunday, June 17, 2012

ARE YOU LISTENING? TUMBLEWEEDS: A PERFECT FATHER'S DAY AUDIO BOOK-A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY" 

I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S 

AUDIO BOOK CHOICE....
GIVEAWAY ENDED 
TUMBLEWEEDS
 BY LEILA MEACHAM
READ BY ANGELE MASTERS
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Devoted readers of Leila Meacham will devour this long, juicy page-turner. TUMBLEWEEDS is the story of three young friends-the saint, the sinner, and the angel-growing up together in the sort of small Texas Panhandle town that lives and dies by its Friday night football games.

Recently orphaned, eleven-year-old Cathy Benson feels she has been dropped into a cultural and intellectual wasteland when she is forced to move from her academically privileged life in California to the small town of Kersey in the Texas Panhandle where the sport of football reigns supreme. She is quickly taken under the unlikely wings of up-and-coming gridiron stars and classmates John Caldwell and Trey Don Hall, orphans like herself, with whom she forms a friendship and eventual love triangle that will determine the course of the rest of their lives. 

Taking the three friends through their growing up years until their high school graduations when several tragic events uproot and break them apart, the novel expands to follow their careers and futures until they reunite in Kersey at forty years of age. Told with all of Meacham's signature drama, unforgettable characters, and plot twists, readers will be turning the pages, desperate to learn how it all plays out.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Leila Meacham writes of East Texas with authority. She has lived in Texas all of her life with the exceptions short sojourns out of state with her Air Force husband and her birth in Minden, Louisiana, because her father could not get her mother across the border of the Sabine River into Texas for her to be born. She says that as far as she knows, it's the only regret he ever had of his daughter.

Leila graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor's Degree of Arts. She married a pilot in the US Air Force during the war years of Viet Nam and served in numerous capacities of volunteer work as a military wife before resuming her teaching career in San Antonio. She taught high school English until her retirement from that profession, developing the gifted and talented program still used in the tenth grade curriculum of Converse Judson. She was twice elected by her peers as Teacher of the Year.

She came to her love of writing late, she says, even though she dabbled briefly into the process when she wrote a romance novel in the mid-eighties that she never expected to be published. It was followed by two others because she was under contract, but the experience and genre left her with a desire never to pick up a pen again.

"That changed when I ran out of things to do after retirement," she says, "and one day I sat down and wrote ROSES."

Leila has no children and has been married to her husband for forty-three years.

AN AUDIO EXCERPT FOR TUMBLEWEEDS:
Listen to an excerpt from TUMBLEWEEDS read by the delightful Angele Masters. 
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW FOR TUMBLEWEEDS:
Leila Meacham's TUMBLEWEEDS is to be released in hardback on Tuesday, June 19. I have JUST received my advance copy audio book and will be posting my review before the giveaway ends on July 5. Please watch for my review which will be linked to this original post. You can read it and comment for some BONUS ENTRIES and perhaps you will be the lucky winner to have this before any others! Thank you!
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MITCH AND MY FRIENDS AT
HACHETTE AUDIO, I HAVE ONE COPY OF 
TUMBLEWEEDS, BY LEILA MEACHAM,
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY FOLLOWER
 
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 GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JULY 5
GOOD LUCK!
NOTICE...
WATCH FOR MY REVIEW COMING SOON THAT 
YOU CAN READ AND GAIN BONUS ENTRIES 
FOR THIS AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY!

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This sounds like an interesting story. I would like to see what happens to the three of them.
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Bingo you picked the perfect post for father's day. Friday Night football and a novel sounds like the best combination. When I read this review I couldn't keep from thinking about the TV Series "Friday Night Lights" ... BTW this series is really great to watch. I then went to her facebook page and sure enough the book is about "Friday Night Lights."

The The Chicago Tribune loves TUMBLEWEEDS! From their summer reading roundup: “Texas is the setting for this expansive generational saga…. Fans of ‘Friday Night Lights’ will enjoy a return to the land where high school football boys are kings.

Her novel Roses also got many positive reviews. You bet I'm interested.

One Last thing ... a HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the dads and grandpas. I broke down purchased a Kindle Fire so I am reading my first novel on it and that will be how I spend at least part of my Father's day. Enjoy!

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Thanks for a great post Bingo.

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