Eyes on You by Kate White – Spotlight & Giveaway (US/Canada)

June 30th, 2014

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  To start off the week I’ve got a spotlight on Eyes on You by Kate White.  This novel is on my ‘to read’ list for the summer and is already getting great reviews from bloggers and readers.  It’s being described as one of those books that you just can’t put down which is, of course, the kind I like best.  So I’ll tell you a bit about the book and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win one of two copies for yourself!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

A terrifying psychological suspense with so many twists that the ending will leave you breathless.
What would you do if you began to suspect one day that someone was out to get you? Really get you. But you had absolutely no idea who it was.

That’s what happens to Robin Trainer, the gutsy, charismatic protagonist of Kate’s upcoming psychological suspense novel, Eyes on You.

Robin seems to have everything going for her. After losing her TV hosting job two years ago, she’s back on the air in a hot new show with a co-host she can’t help but feel attracted to. She’s also penned a book that’s climbing the charts. But one night at a party in her honor, she discovers a nasty, threatening note in her evening bag.

Maybe, she tells herself, it’s just from a jealous party guest. But the threats and harassment soon escalate and Robin realizes that she has an adversary with a dark agenda. What’s even worse is that the person is clearly someone in her life. While she frantically tries to put the pieces together and unmask this hidden foe, it becomes terrifyingly clear that the person responsible isn’t going to stop until Robin loses everything that matters to her . . . including her life.

Read the first five chapters!
Buy at: Amazon, Amazon Canada, B&N, IndieBound

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

kate-headshotKate White is the New York Times bestselling author of nine works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and three suspense novels, including, Eyes on You, which will be published in June. For fourteen years she was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author.

Her books have received starred reviews from a variety of publications and she has been covered everyplace from The Today Show to The New York Times. Her first Bailey Weggins mystery, If Looks Could Kill, was named as the premier Reading with Rippa selection and soon shot to number one on Amazon. (And it’s now being made into an opera!). She is published in 18 countries around the world.

Kate is currently editing the Mystery Writers of America cookbook, a selection of recipes from many of the top-selling authors.

Like many mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm, and she still admires those cliffhanger endings that “Carolyn Keene” created.

She is married and the mother of two children, and once had her daughter stalk her through the woods so she could better describe the sounds of someone being followed.

Kate is also the author of several very popular career books, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve, and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do.

Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter

 

GIVEAWAY – OPEN TO US & CANADIAN RESIDENTS

2 copies up for grabs!

*CLICK HERE* and fill out the form to enter

Draw Date July 15/14

Good luck!

(comments are still welcome but don’t count as an entry)

 

Source:  Giveaway copies provided by the publicist.  No compensation was received for this post.

 

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The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick – Spotlight & Giveaway (US/Canada)

June 27th, 2014

I’m excited to spotlight and share the book trailer for The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick today.  I’m listening to it right now on audio and oh my is it ever good!  I hate putting it down. It’s about Eleanor of Aquitaine who I have read about previously but Chadwick’s novel is so detailed that I’m sure I’m going to come away with a wealth of knowledge. Even more exciting is that it is the first in a trilogy so there will be more to come!  Anyhow today I’m going to share what the book is about along with the book trailer and then give you the chance to win a copy for yourself!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Young Eleanor has a bright future as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies, childhood is suddenly over. Forced to marry Prince Louis of France, she barely adjusts before another death catapults them to King and Queen. Leaving everything behind, young Eleanor must face the complex and vivacious French court – and all of its scandals.

Buy at: Amazon, Amazon Canada, B&N, IndieBound

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elizabeth Chadwick (UK) is the author of 20 historical novels, including The Greatest Knight, The Scarlet Lion, A Place Beyond Courage, The Outlaw Knight, Shadows and Strongholds, The Winter Mantle, and The Falcons of Montabard, four of which have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Awards.

Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter

 

BOOK TRAILER

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY – 1 COPY OF THE FINISHED BOOK

OPEN TO US & CANADIAN RESIDENTS

*CLICK HERE* and fill out the form to enter

Draw Date July 12/14

Good luck to all!

(Comments are still welcome!)

 

 

Spotlight: Before I Wake by C.L. Taylor

June 26th, 2014

Today I’ve got a spotlight for you on a book that I’ll be reviewing soon.  It should have been today but circumstances prevented me from getting it finished.  Still I wanted to let everyone know about Before I Wake by C.L. Taylor because it really does sound good and what I’ve read so far I like.  Enjoy…

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

This secret is killing me.

It’s only one line from her fifteen-year-old daughter’s diary, but Susan knows it means everything. Charlotte is smart, popular, and beautiful. She is also in a coma following what looks like a desperate suicide attempt. What’s more, Susan has no idea what compelled her daughter to step out in front of a city bus.

Did she really know her daughter at all? In her hunt for the truth, Susan begins to mistrust everyone close to Charlotte, and she’s forced to look further, into the depths of her own past. The secrets hidden there may destroy them both.

Read an excerpt
Buy at: Sourcebooks, Amazon, Amazon Canada, B&N

 

PRAISE FOR BEFORE I WAKE

“This fast, twisty psychological thriller has suspense on every page!”—Paula Daly, author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You?

“One of the best books I’ve read in ages…such a chilling read.”—Mel Sherratt, author of Taunting the Dead

“Gripping, memorable, and tense…a delight.”—Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (from C.L. Taylor’s website)

c.l.  taylorCL Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. Born in Worcester, she studied for a degree in Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle then moved to London to work in medical publishing. After two years she moved to Brighton where she worked as a graphic designer, web developer and instructional designer over the course of 13 years. She currently works as a Distance Learning Design and Development manager for a London university.

Cally started writing fiction in 2005 and her short stories have won several awards and been published by a variety of literary and women’s magazines. Her psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT was published in the UK by Avon HarperCollins in April 2014 and by Sourcebooks in the US in June 2014 (with the title ‘Before I Wake’). She is currently working on LAST GIRL STANDING, a psychological thriller about friendship, mind control and murder (to be published June 2015).

Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram

 

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The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry & Giveaway (US/Canada)

June 25th, 2014

Today’s spotlight is on Patti Callahan Henry’s newest novel called The Stories We Tell.  I read my first book by Patti this past year and instantly fell in love with her writing.  I love the emotion and feelings that her writing evokes and I’m really looking forward to reading The Stories We Tell in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for my review.  For now take a look at what the book is about and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Eve and Cooper Morrison are Savannah’s power couple. They’re on every artistic board and involved deeply in the community. And they have the wealth and name that comes from being part of an old Savannah family. But things aren’t as good as they look. Eve and Cooper are fighting about her work, their marriage, and their daughter most of all. Teenaged Gwen is rebelling and Cooper is blaming this on Eve’s preoccupation with work. The Morrison marriage is taut with tension, but when Cooper is involved in a car accident with Eve’s sister, Willa, the questions surrounding the event bring the family close to breaking point. Sifting between the stories, Eve has to find out what really happened—and just who she believes—in The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry.

Read an excerpt
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Buy at: Amazon, Amazon Canada, B&N, IndieBound

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PATTINew York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry has published ten novels: Losing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Between the Tides, The Art of Keeping Secrets, Driftwood Summer, The Perfect Love Song, Coming up for Air, And Then I Found You, and the upcoming The Stories We Tell—which will be released by St. Martin’s Press in June 2014. Hailed as a fresh new voice in Southern fiction, Henry has been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated four different times for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Novel of the Year. Her work is published in five languages and in audiobook by Brilliance Audio.

Henry has appeared in numerous magazines including Good Housekeeping, skirt! magazine, South magazine, and Southern Living. Two of her novels were Okra Picks and Coming up For Air was selected for the August 2011 Indie Next List. She is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, library events and book festivals. A full-time writer, wife, and mother of three—Henry lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

Patti Callahan Henry grew up in Philadelphia, the daughter of an Irish minister, and moved south with her family when she was 12 years old. With the idea that being a novelist was “unrealistic,” she set her sights on becoming a pediatric nurse, graduating from Auburn University with a degree in nursing, and from Georgia State with a Master’s degree in Child Health. She left nursing to raise her first child, Meagan, and not long after having her third child, Rusk, she began writing down the stories that had always been in her head. Henry wrote early in the mornings, before her children woke for the day, but it wasn’t until Meagan, then six, told her mother that she wanted “to be a writer of books” when she grew up, that Henry realized that writing was her own dream as well. She began taking writing classes at Emory University, attending weekend writers’ conferences, and educating herself about the publishing industry, rising at 4:30 AM to write. Her first book, Losing the Moon, was published in 2004.

Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest

 

GIVEAWAY – WIN A HARDCOVER COPY!

OPEN TO US & CANADIAN RESIDENTS

*CLICK HERE* and fill out the form to enter

Draw date July 12/14

(comments are still very much welcomed!)

 

Source:  Giveaway copy provided by the publisher.  No compensation was received for this post.
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