Palm Beach Nasty by Tom Turner – Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)

February 16th, 2015

Happy Monday everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We got snowed in here once again.  I can’t wait for spring!  Today I’m spotlighting Palm Beach Nasty by Tom Turner which just released in January.  For my readers who enjoy a good crime drama this one should surely appeal to you.  Read on to see what it’s about and don’t forget to enter to win a copy at the end of the post.

 

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About the Book

Burned out New York homicide cop, Charlie Crawford, goes south to take it slow and ends up in steamy Palm Beach, Florida. But after six months of pink and green collar crime, he’s bored out of his mind, desperate for a face-down stiff with a little rigor setting in. Palm Beach has plenty of glitz, glam and hedonism, but murder– not one in the last ten years.

Finally one Halloween night, Crawford is first on scene and finds a twenty year old male swinging from a stately banyan tree. That sets in motion colliding plots involving a billionaire with a thing for young girls, a far-reaching art scam with Crawford’s girlfriend playing a starring role and a ruthless hustler passing himself off as the long lost son of one of the richest men in town. Add to the mix, a sultry real estate broker who knows where all the bodies are buried, a gorgeous forensic cop usually one step ahead of Crawford, a Mutt and Jeff combo of stone cold killers and you’ve got Palm Beach Nasty.

Fast-paced, funny, slightly off-kilter and everything you ever wanted to know about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens.

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Praise for Palm Beach Nasty

“Entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly

“…[a] taut, efficient procedural.…Charlie and his colleagues are a funny, agreeable bunch, and the villains are suitably villainous. It’s a pleasure to watch craftsmen at work, and that describes the author as well as his cops.”—Booklist

“. . . an engaging mystery that will keep readers turning the pages. Readers get a look into the lifestyles of the rich and famous and how crime works when those involved have millions to protect or lose.”—Booksie’s Book Blog

 

About the Author

tom_turnerA native New Englander, Tom Turner ran a bar in Vermont after college, then moved to New York and spent time as an award-winning copywriter at several Manhattan advertising agencies.

After years of post-Mad Men life, he made a radical change and got a job in commercial real estate. A few years later he ended up in Palm Beach, buying, renovating and selling houses. On the side, he wrote Palm Beach Nasty, its sequel, Palm Beach Poison, and a screenplay, Underwater.

While at a wedding, he fell for the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, and moved there. He recently completed his third novel entitled, Killing Time in Charleston.

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GIVEAWAY – US RESIDENTS ONLY

1 copy up for grabs!

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Draw Date March 3/15

 

 

Source: Post information from author’s website as well as from the publicist.  Giveaway sponsored by the publisher.  No compensation was received.

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Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran by Marion Grace Woolley & Giveaway (US/Canada)

February 13th, 2015

Happy Friday everyone.  My apologies to the author, Marion Grace Woolley,  today as I was to have a review of her novel Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran but due to dental woes I was unable to finish up my reading.  I do however have to say that I love the cover first of all and secondly this is a dark and enticing novel sure to appeal to Gothic fans.  I love anything dark so be sure to watch for my review soon.  In the meantime I’m going to spotlight the book for you and be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself.

 

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Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: Ghostwoods Books (February 14, 2015)

 

About the Book

It begins with a rumour, an exciting whisper. Anything to break the tedium of the harem for the Shah’s eldest daughter. People speak of a man with a face so vile it would make a hangman faint, but a voice as sweet as an angel’s kiss. A master of illusion and stealth. A masked performer, known only as Vachon. For once, the truth will outshine the tales.

On her eleventh birthday, Afsar’s uncle tries to molest her, and her father, the Shah, gifts her a circus. With the circus comes a man who will change everything. Inspired by Gaston LeRoux’s The Phantom of the Opera, Marion Grace Woolley takes us on forbidden adventures through a time that has been written out of history books.

Learn more about Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran at Ghostwood Books.

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Praise for Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran

“A sumptuous dark treat of a novel, will keep you shocked and
enthralled until the very last page.” – Will Davis, author of The Trapeze Artist

“Rising from the cracks and hints in Gaston Leroux’s classic, Those Rosy Hours delivers a striking and glorious original historical fantasy that sings across time from the heart of a lost empire.” – David Southwell, author of The Phoenix Guide to Strange England: Hookland

“…evocative and gripping. I missed several tube stops thanks to my immersion in [Those Rosy Hours]…” – Kate Harrad, author of All Lies and Jest

“Disquieting and enchanting.” – Peter Dawes, USA Today best-selling author of Pandora

 

About the Author

rosy 1Marion Grace Woolley is the author of three previous novels and a collection of short stories. In 2009, she was shortlisted for the Luke Bitmead Bursary for New Writers. She balances her creative impulses with a career in International Development; she has worked and traveled across Africa, Australia, Armenia, and a few other places beginning with ‘A’. She is an associate member of the Society of Authors, and is currently at work on her fifth novel.

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GIVEAWAY – OPEN TO US & CANADIAN RESIDENTS

1 copy up for giveaway

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Draw Date February 28/15

 

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Source: Post information obtained from tour company.  Giveaway sponsored by the publisher.  No compensation was received.

Long Way Down by Michael Sears – Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)

February 12th, 2015

Hello folks, I’ve got a spotlight and giveaway for you today for a book called Long Way Down by Michael Sears.  I don’t read near enough thrillers and it’s weird because I really enjoy them especially in audio.  This one sounds really good so needless to say it’s made it onto my to read list.  For now enjoy the spotlight and be sure to pop by the end of the post for your chance to win a copy.

 

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About the Book

Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, is still changing him, but one thing it has taught him as a financial investigator is how to detect a lie. He doesn’t think Philip Haley is lying. An engineer on the verge of a biofuel breakthrough, Haley has been indicted for insider trading on his own company, and Stafford believes him when he says he’s been set up. Haley does indeed have enemies. He is not a nice man. Doesn’t make him a criminal.

It does make him dangerous to be around, though. The deeper Stafford investigates, the more secrets he starts to uncover, secrets people would kill for. And that’s exactly what happens. Soon, it is Stafford himself who is under attack and, worse, his family—his fiancée, his young son—and he is a fugitive, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of both the killers and the law.

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Praise for Long Way Down

“…the tension and suspense are genuine and gripping” —Booklist

“It is not a stretch to say that this will be one of the best thrillers of 2015. The story has a touch of kindness and love between a parent who is struggling to do good for his autistic child, as well as twists and turns based on absolute greed and corruption, making this a thriller that will be unforgettable to suspense fans everywhere.” —Mary Lignor, Professional Librarian and Co-Owner of The Write Companion for Suspense Magazine

“Jason Stafford, whose first case in Black Fridays sent author Michael Sears’ critical stock soaring, has personal and professional problems of his own in his second high-stakes adventure.” —Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

 

About the Author

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Michael Sears is the Winner of the Shamus and Silver Falchion Awards. You can view upcoming appearances here or read an interview with Michael here. You can connect with Michael on his Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

GIVEAWAY – OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY

2 copies up for giveaway

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Draw Date February 28/15

 

Source:  Post information obtained from the publicist and Michael Sears website.  Giveaway sponsored by the publisher.  No compensation was received.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)

February 7th, 2015

Today I have a spotlight and giveaway for one of my favorite authors – Kristin Hannah and her newest book The Nightingale.  This book sounds simply amazing and has already gotten so many great reviews.  I’m really looking forward to it.  For now I’m going to tell you about the book and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post as well!

 

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In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gaetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

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About Kristin Hannah

KRISTIN HANNAH is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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GIVEAWAY – OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY

1 copy up for giveaway

*CLICK HERE* and fill out the form to enter

Draw Date February 21/15

 

 

Source: Post information received from publicist and taken from Kristin Hannah’s website.  Giveaway sponsored by the publisher.  No compensation was received.
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