October 1, 2008

Giveaway "The Lincoln Lawyer" 01/21 to 02/08 ENDED

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THE LINCOLN LAWYER
by MICHAEL CONNELLY

January 21st to February 8th

SYNOPSIS (borrowed from B&N):
   New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller--an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life.
   Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.<
   Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend the clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients.
   From bikers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. It's a franchise case and he's sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending a client who is actually innocent.
   But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face-to-face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.
Watch the movie trailer here:
http://www.michaelconnelly.com/Book_Collection/Lincoln/Movie/movie.html

THANKS TO THESE AMAZING PEOPLE:
JOSEPHINE FROM THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
MIRIAM FROM MULHOLLAND BOOKS
AND THE FOLKS FROM THE MOVE STUDIO
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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.
I am not responsible for lost or damaged products (books/
products are shipped from agents.  I reserve the right to
disqualify/delete any entries if  rules of giveaway are not followed.



September 30, 2008

Giveaway "Blind Man's Alley" 12/14/10 to 12/28/10 ENDED



BLIND MAN'S ALLEY
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by JUSTIN PEACOCK

December 14th to December 28th

SYNOPSIS (borrowed from B&N)
   From the author of the Edgar Award–nominated legal thriller A Cure for Night, an ambitious and compulsively readable novel set in the cutthroat world of New York real estate.
   A concrete floor three hundred feet up in the Aurora Tower condo development in SoHo has collapsed, hurling three workers to their deaths. The developer, Roth Properties (owned by the famously abrasive Simon Roth), faces a vast tangle of legal problems, including allegations of mob connections. Roth’s longtime lawyers, the elite midtown law firm of Blake and Wolcott, is assigned the task of cleaning up the mess. Much of the work lands on the plate of smart, cynical, and sea­soned associate Duncan Riley; as a result, he falls into the pow­erful orbit of Leah Roth, the beautiful daughter of Simon Roth and the designated inheritor of his real estate empire.
   Meanwhile, Riley pursues a seemingly small pro bono case in which he attempts to forestall the eviction of Rafael Nazario and his grandmother from public housing in the wake of a pot bust. One night Rafael is picked up and charged with the mur­der of the private security cop who caught him, a murder that took place in another controversial “mixed income” housing development being built by . . . Roth Properties. Duncan Riley is now walking the knife edge of legal ethics and personal morality.
   Blind Man’s Alley is a suspenseful and kaleidoscopic journey through a world where the only rule is self- preservation. The New York Times Book Review said of A Cure for Night that “[Peacock] heads toward Scott Turow country . . . he’s got a good chance to make partner.” This taut, topical, and socially alert thriller delivers on that promise.

THANKS TO JUDY, LIZ AND THE
SUPER PEOPLE AT DOUBLEDAY
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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.
I am not responsible for lost or damaged books,(books are shipped
from agents.
I reserve the right to disqualify/delete any entries if
rules of giveaway are not followed.




September 29, 2008

Giveaway "Euphemania" 12/06 to 12/20 ENDED


EUPHEMANIA
OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH EUPHEMISMS
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by RALPH KEYES

December 6th to December 20th

SYNOPSIS (from back of book): An entertaining look at euphemisms-where they come from, why we need them, and what they tell us about who we are.
  How did "die" become kick the bucket, "underwear" become unmentionables, and "having an affair" become hiking the Appalachian Trail? Originally used to avoid blasphemy and taboos and to make nice, euphemisms have become embedded in the fabric of our language. Euphemania traces the evolution of euphemisms from tools of the church to expressions of gentility to today's instrument of commercial, political, and postmodern doublespeak. As much social commentary as a book for word lovers, Euphemania is a lively and thought-provoking look at the power of words and our power over them.

THANKS TO BRIANNE AND THE TERRIFIC
PEOPLE AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
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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.
Winner will be chosen via Random.Org.  Winners will be
notified via email.  Winners must respond with 48 hours
 (2 days).  I am not responsiblefor lost or damaged
products (books are shipped from agents).
I reserve the right to disqualify/delete any entries if
rules of giveaway are not followed.

September 28, 2008

Giveaway "At the Crossroads of Terror" December 1st to December 14th, 2010 ENDED


At the Crossroads of Terror
by LENNY EMANUELLI

December 1st to December 14th, 2010

Synopsis (borrowed from B&N)
   What would you do if.... You were being hunted by a gang of killers? These vicious killers are holding your childhood sweetheart captive.
   You are also being hunted by the police for a murder you did not commit. Would you run? Would you fight? Would you seek revenge?
   Who do you turn to for help? Surely not a person you don't trust? A person you believe has ulterior motives.
   These are just some of the situations that haunt Charlie Johnson that he needs to answer.
   What he does to overcome these and many more obstacles might surprise you and are answered in this new suspenseful romantic thriller.
   Charlie Johnson, a man suspected of killing a local merchant, reluctantly teams up with a television street reporter, Sherry Mann, trying to prove, he is innocent which takes them both deep into the world of an organized Asian street gang, who is on the verge of making their biggest stride, in their drug business.

THANKS TO AMY AND THE GENEROUS
PEOPLE FROM PHENIX & PHENIX PUBLICITY
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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.
No items that I receive are ever sold...they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.
Winner will be chosen via Random.Org.  Winners will be notified via
email.   Winners must respond with 48 hours (2 days)
I am not responsiblefor lost or damaged products books that
are shipped from agents.  I reserve the right to disqualify/delete any
entries if rules of giveaway are not followed.



September 27, 2008

Giveaway "First Of State" November 30th to December 13th ENDED

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First Of State
by DR. ROBERT GREER

Giveaway November 30th to December 13th

Synopsis: (borrowed from B&N)
   Robert Greer’s latest novel—a prequel to his CJ Floyd mystery series—takes readers back in time to a very young CJ Floyd. It’s 1972, and the 22-year-old decorated war vet has recently returned to Denver from Vietnam with post-traumatic stress disorder. Navigating depression, he finds a friend in World War II vet and amputee Wiley Ames, who shares his passion for rare and valuable western memorabilia.
   When Ames and a mysterious Chinese man are found murdered, CJ’s already fragile world threatens to collapse. His attempts to find his friend’s killer are thwarted at every turn, and finally he joins his Uncle Ike’s business as bail bondsman and bounty hunter. Five years later one of Ames’s treasured antique license plates turns up at a Denver flea market, and CJ is once again off and running. The trail to Wiley Ames’s murderer leads CJ down a dark path strewn with backstabbing antique dealers, conniving friends and relatives of Ames’s, and a shadowy musician. Equally a white-knuckle-ride murder mystery and a tale of a traumatized young man coming to terms with his past, First of State features the kind of fresh characters, street-smart dialogue, and ingenious plot twists that have made this series a critical and commercial success.

THANKS TO CAITLIN AND THE SUPER PEOPLE
AT CAITLIN HAMILTON MARKETING
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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.
Winner will be chosen via Random.Org.Winners will be notified
via email.   Winners must respond with 48 hours (2 days)
I am not responsible for lost or damaged books, books are
 shipped from agents.  I reserve the right to disqualify/delete
any entries if rules of giveaway are not followed


September 26, 2008

Giveaway "Sundays at Tiffany's" November 22nd to December 7th, 2010 ENDED


Sundays at Tiffany's
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by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet 

November 22nd to December 7th, 2010
Sundays at Tiffany’s is now a Lifetime original move from Sony Pictures Television,
which will  be airing on Monday, December 6 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, 8:00 PM CT.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!


Snyopsis:
AN IMAGINARY FRIEND
  Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, the powerful head of a New York theater company, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's eighth birthday he leaves, promising that she'll forget him soon. He was there to help her until she was old enough to manage on her own, and now there are other children who need his help.
AN UNEXPECTED LOVE
  Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets Michael again--as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.
AND AN UNFORGETTABLE TWIST
  Sundays at Tiffany's is a heart-wrenching love story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestseller all over the world, Sundays at Tiffany's takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

THANKS TO VALERIE AND THE SENSATIONAL
PEOPLE FROM THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
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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.
No items that I receiveare ever sold...they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.
Winner will be chosen via Random.Org. Winners will be notified via email.
Winners must respond with 48 hours (2 days).
I am not responsiblefor lost or damaged products.
I reserve the right to disqualify/delete any entries if
rules of giveaway are not followed
 



September 25, 2008

Follower Gratitude Giveaway 11/17 to 11/28th ENDED

Blog Follower Appreciation Tour
November 17th to November 28th
 
From the bottom of my heart, a HUGE thank you to all those that have visited and followed my blog over this past year.  This blog would not be, without you, the friendliest, fabulous, kindest, fantastic, caring, funniest, kindest, and bestest follower that any blog could have!!!!  I am one lucky blogger to consider all of you friends.  You are AWESOME!!!!
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FOR THE "BOOK BOX GRAB"

1st LUCKY NAME DRAWN WILL HAVE CHOICE OF A MINIMUM
OF THREE (3) LISTED BOOKS THAT I HAVE RECENTLY REVIEWED.

2nd LUCKY NAME DRAWN WILL RECEIVE A MINIMUM OF THE
REMAINDER THREE (3) LISTED RECENTLY REVIEWED BOOKS

I will add more books, if I finish reviewing any, before giveaway ends. 
Number of books given away may change if  more are added.

BOOKS  UP FOR GRAB:  (as of 11/17)
*Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
*Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
*i know i am, but what are you by Samantha Bee
*Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons
*Hollywood Savage by Kristin McCloy
*And One Last Thing by Molly Harper
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