Jan 272012
 
JANUARY 27th to FEBRUARY 10th, 2012

NET SWITCH

by DENISE BAER

SYNOPSIS:

  “In the dead of winter, Sydney Hayes finds herself in an internet chat room in hopes of expelling her loneliness. Enchanted by a stranger, she soon finds herself caught up in an affair that spills over into her everyday life. Within a short period of time, the stranger captures her mind, her body and eventually her heart, but excitement turns to terror and Sydney must abandon the life she built in Chicago and assume a new identity.
A fragile woman in a new city, Sydney tries to put it all behind her as she makes a fresh start in Seattle, but her troubles follow her and she is running out of time. Feeling as though she has no other choice, Sydney is determined to destroy him before he destroys her—unaware that her journal holds the key.
Will she discover the secret before it’s too late?”

THANKS TO AUTHOR, DENISE BAER
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THIS BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.
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VIA EMAIL AND WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO RESPOND
OR ANOTHER NAME WILL BE CHOSEN

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Giveaway copies are supplied and shipped to winners via publisher,
the giveaway on behalf of the
above. I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me, in
exchange for my honest review. No items that I receive are
ever sold…they are kept by me, or given to family and/or friends.
I am not responsible for lost or damaged books that are shipped
from agents. I reserve the right to disqualify/delete any entries
if rules of giveaway are not followed
Jan 252012
 

JANUARY 25th to FEBRUARY 8th, 2012

 

 

LIFE IN DEATH

by HARLOW COBAN

SYNOPSIS:
   When a girl that social worker Kari Marchant places in foster care is brutally murdered, she’s compelled to learn why. Her quest for the truth pits her against friends and coworkers. As Kari works to solve the horrific plot, more people die. She’s been targeted for death and she doesn’t even know it. How far should she go to learn the truth—even if it threatens her life?
   When homicide detective Rance Nicolet meets Kari, his attraction to her is powerful—and the feeling is mutual. But things between them go terribly wrong when Kari’s old lover is found murdered with a letter from her in his pocket. The evidence against Kari is damning. Rance’s personal and professional lives collide. Does he blindly believe the woman he’s falling in love with or follow the evidence no matter where it leads?
THANKS TO AUTHOR, HARLOW COBAN
I HAVE ONE ( 1 ) SIGNED COPY OF
THIS BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN.
*ALL COMMENTS TO BE SEPARATE*
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FIRST READER TO GUESS THE  AUTHOR’S FAVORITE
COLOR ( from the author: “trust me, not a typical color”
WILL WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF BOOK.*
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*NO P.O. BOXES*
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ONE WINNING BOOK PER HOUSEHOLD
PLEASE NOTIFY ME IF YOU HAVE
WON THIS BOOK FROM ANOTHER
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*GIVEAWAY ENDS JANUARY 8th AT 6PM EST*

WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG AND NOTIFIED
VIA EMAIL AND WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO RESPOND
OR ANOTHER NAME WILL BE CHOSEN

DISCLAIMER / RULES

Giveaway copies are supplied and shipped to winners via publisher,
the giveaway on behalf of the
above. I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me, in
exchange for my honest review. No items that I receive are
ever sold…they are kept by me, or given to family and/or friends.
I am not responsible for lost or damaged books that are shipped
from agents. I reserve the right to disqualify/delete any entries
if rules of giveaway are not followed
Feb 092011
 

Wow….are you in for a treat!!!!  You picked the perfect day to stop by and visit because we have a special guest today.  Amy from Phenix & Phenix Publicity contacted me and asked if I would like to have a guest author drop by, and you know me, I love it when authors want to take time out of their busy schedules and talk to us about their newest book.  So get comfy, grab a cup of tea or coffee and help me welcome Ms. Erin Healy to our group!!

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ABOUT ERIN HEALY
Erin Healy is an award-winning editor and bestselling co-author of the supernatural suspense novels Kiss (Thomas Nelson 2009) and Burn (Thomas Nelson January 2010) with Ted Dekker. Her solo debut, Never Let You Go (Thomas Nelson May 2010), ushered in a new brand of fiction, building on her work with Dekker, that melds supernatural suspense with female-friendly relational drama.

Now, with The Promises She Keeps (Thomas Nelson February 2011 978-1595547514 $14.99), Healy continues to deliver a unique take on suspense with a little decidedly feminine point of view.

Healy is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services and specializes in fiction book development. She has worked with popular authorssuch as Frank Peretti, James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, L. B. Graham, Brandilyn Collins, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gilbert Morris, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer and Robert Whitlow.

Healy earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Westmont
College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and began her career as an editor for Christian Parenting Today during the
mid-1990s. After advancing from assistant editor, to associate editor, to editor while working for the
magazine, she moved on to serve as a book editor for WaterBrook Press. She founded WordWright
Editorial Services in 2002.

Healy began working for Dekker the same year, editing 12 of his well-known, heart-pounding stories,
before collaborating with him as a co-author on Kiss and Burn. Her solo debut, Never Let You Go, is a
supernatural suspense tale about a single mother’s struggle to protect her daughter as threatening elements from her past unexpectedly re-emerge.

On the differences between Never Let you Go and The Promises She Keeps, Healy says:

Promises keeps the supernatural core, but without angels and demons this time, and without as much
oppressive darkness. The result is a spiritual conflict between characters that is more interpersonal than
private. I hope readers feel that Promises still does a great job of asking high-stakes spiritual questions in
exciting, dramatic and memorable ways while drilling a few more inches into the human heart.”

Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband, Tim, and two children. She is a
member of International Thriller Writers and the American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit www.erinhealy.com for more information.

ABOUT THE BOOK
SYNOPSIS (BORROWED FROM B&N)
  It’s her destiny to die young. The man who loves her can’t live with that.

  Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality.
  When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that Promise is the one she seeks. But Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and opposes Porta, comes between the women with his mysterious visions and drawings, and plunges everyone into a flesh-and-blood confrontation over the true meaning of eternal life.

THANKS TO AMY AND THE GENEROUS
PEOPLE FROM PHENIX & PHENIX
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THEY HAVE GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY
TO HOST AN INTERNATIONAL GIVE AWAY
FOR TWO (2) LUCKY WINNERS THE
CHANCE TO READ THIS FANTASTIC BOOK.
CLICK HERE TO BRING YOU TO
THE GIVE AWAY ENTRY PAGE
DISCLAIMER

Giveaway copies are supplied and shipped to winners
via publisher, agent and/or author. This blog hosts
the giveaway on behalf of the above.
Feb 092011
 

Wow….are you in for a treat!!!!  You picked the perfect day to stop by and visit because we have a special guest today.  Amy from Phenix & Phenix Publicity contacted me and asked if I would like to have a guest author drop by, and you know me, I love it when authors want to take time out of their busy schedules and talk to us about their newest book.  So get comfy, grab a cup of tea or coffee and help me welcome Ms. Erin Healy to our group!!

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ABOUT ERIN HEALY
Erin Healy is an award-winning editor and bestselling co-author of the supernatural suspense novels Kiss (Thomas Nelson 2009) and Burn (Thomas Nelson January 2010) with Ted Dekker. Her solo debut, Never Let You Go (Thomas Nelson May 2010), ushered in a new brand of fiction, building on her work with Dekker, that melds supernatural suspense with female-friendly relational drama.

Now, with The Promises She Keeps (Thomas Nelson February 2011 978-1595547514 $14.99), Healy continues to deliver a unique take on suspense with a little decidedly feminine point of view.

Healy is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services and specializes in fiction book development. She has worked with popular authorssuch as Frank Peretti, James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, L. B. Graham, Brandilyn Collins, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gilbert Morris, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer and Robert Whitlow.

Healy earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Westmont
College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and began her career as an editor for Christian Parenting Today during the
mid-1990s. After advancing from assistant editor, to associate editor, to editor while working for the
magazine, she moved on to serve as a book editor for WaterBrook Press. She founded WordWright
Editorial Services in 2002.

Healy began working for Dekker the same year, editing 12 of his well-known, heart-pounding stories,
before collaborating with him as a co-author on Kiss and Burn. Her solo debut, Never Let You Go, is a
supernatural suspense tale about a single mother’s struggle to protect her daughter as threatening elements from her past unexpectedly re-emerge.

On the differences between Never Let you Go and The Promises She Keeps, Healy says:

Promises keeps the supernatural core, but without angels and demons this time, and without as much
oppressive darkness. The result is a spiritual conflict between characters that is more interpersonal than
private. I hope readers feel that Promises still does a great job of asking high-stakes spiritual questions in
exciting, dramatic and memorable ways while drilling a few more inches into the human heart.”

Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband, Tim, and two children. She is a
member of International Thriller Writers and the American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit www.erinhealy.com for more information.

ABOUT THE BOOK
SYNOPSIS (BORROWED FROM B&N)
  It’s her destiny to die young. The man who loves her can’t live with that.

  Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality.
  When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that Promise is the one she seeks. But Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and opposes Porta, comes between the women with his mysterious visions and drawings, and plunges everyone into a flesh-and-blood confrontation over the true meaning of eternal life.

THANKS TO AMY AND THE GENEROUS
PEOPLE FROM PHENIX & PHENIX
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THEY HAVE GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY
TO HOST AN INTERNATIONAL GIVE AWAY
FOR TWO (2) LUCKY WINNERS THE
CHANCE TO READ THIS FANTASTIC BOOK.
CLICK HERE TO BRING YOU TO
THE GIVE AWAY ENTRY PAGE
DISCLAIMER

Giveaway copies are supplied and shipped to winners
via publisher, agent and/or author. This blog hosts
the giveaway on behalf of the above.
Feb 032011
 

Once again, Megan from Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists has given me the honor to introduce you to a new author that they are working with.  And I have to tell you, I started reading the book the other night and by the first few pages, I was hooked!!  So I am excited, not only to have the pleasure of  hosting this Guest Author, but Phenix & Phenix has generously offered for 2 of my lucky international visitors the chance to win his book.  My review is posted below.  So please help me welcome, Mr. Joseph Hayes!!!

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ABOUT JOSEPH HAYES
    Joe Hayes is a native of Chicago. He grew up in a family of eight children in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side, where the Irish-Catholic heritage and influence was strong and visible. Joe attended St. Barnabas Elementary School, Brother Rice High School and De Paul University before leaving Chicago to attend law school in California, at UC Berkeley. Since graduating from Berkeley, he has practiced law in Chicago, San Diego and Houston. Joe currently serves as chief ethics officer and assistant general counsel for a large, publicly held company based in Houston, Texas, and is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in his field. In his professional capacity, he has written extensively about legal and ethical issues and frequently speaks about such issues before employee and industry groups. When No One is Watching is his first work of fiction. His second novel, a legal thriller entitled Consequential Damages, is expected to be published next year.

    Joe currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with his wife, Susan, and their three children, Amy, Sean and Erin.
Visit his website at:  http://www.joseph-hayes.com/

ABOUT THE BOOK
    When Danny Moran is roused from a drunken stupor, he finds himself behind the wheel of his Porsche looking at a grisly accident scene. It seems clear to him and everyone else that he was the cause of the fatal wreck, and he is left to face life-altering consequences: criminal prosecution, financial ruin, public disgrace and an overpowering sense of guilt.

    Unbeknownst to Danny, he didn’t cause the accident. His best friend and aspiring politician, Blair Van Howe, was driving Danny’s car that night because Danny had drunk himself into oblivion. Knowing that Danny was prone to alcohol-induced memory blackouts, and panicked at the prospect of seeing his promising political career explode in scandal, Blair made it appear that the accident was Danny’s fault and fled the scene. While Danny struggles to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, Blair’s political career takes on a meteoric trajectory, as he rises from Chicago’s South Side to become a beloved and fabulously successful figure on the national stage. But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, Blair must decide just how far he is willing to go to keep his dark secret.
    When No One is Watching is both a page-turning thriller and a poignant tale of a man’s search for meaning and redemption in the face of cruel and overwhelming personal hardship. It explores the impact of guilt on the human mind and heart, and searches for inspiration and heroism in unexpected places. Among other thought-provoking questions, author Joseph Hayes asks, is “the greater good” just a lie we tell ourselves to justify the sins we commit when no one is watching?

MY REVIEW
WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Joseph Hayes

Published by Synergy Books
ISBN-13: 978-0-9843879-4-6
ISBN-10: 0-9843879-4-3
At the request of Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists, a TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis (back of book): On the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident. Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good-hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene. As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, the other embarks on a meteoric rise to political stardom. But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, the political superstar must decide just how far he is willing to go to keep his dark secret. Author Joseph combines page-turning suspense with a poignant tale of inspiration and redemption as he asks, is “the greater good” just a lie we tell ourselves to justify the sins we commit when no one is watching?
  My Thoughts and Opinion: Wow!! Where do I start without including any spoilers? This book pulled me in as fast as the Porsche was going the night of the accident. A page turning, suspenseful book full of real life characters, some you instantly feel for, cry with, despise, empathize with, some you want to hate but can’t, and those that you cheer on. A can’t put down book that at times has you holding your breath. This would be a great pick for a book club selection as it includes some very profound discussion questions. Full of lies, secrets, integrity, forgiveness, love, and friendship. Outstanding!!

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Giveaway copies are supplied and shipped to winners
via publisher, agent and/or author. This blog hosts
the giveaway on behalf of the above.
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
No items that I receive
are ever sold…they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.