Sunday, August 20, 2017

ARE YOU LISTENING? FITNESS JUNKIE: A PREVIEW

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY" 
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S 
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE....

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 FITNESS JUNKIE
READ BY SUSAN BENNETT
BY LUCY SYKES AND JO PIAZZA

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
From the bestselling authors of The Knockoff, an outrageously funny novel about one woman’s attempt—through clay diets, naked yoga, green juice, and cultish workout classes—to win back her career, save her best friend, and lose thirty pounds.

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin—the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin—her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don’t fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman’s tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can’t help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place? A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry, Fitness Junkie is a glorious romp through the absurd landscape of our weight-obsessed culture.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
LUCY SYKES has worked in the fashion world as a stylist, fashion editor, and fashion director. For six years Lucy was the fashion director at Marie Claire magazine, and was most recently fashion director for Rent the Runway. Her own children’s clothing line, Lucy Sykes New York, was sold in more than a hundred department stores worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Nordstrom. Together with her twin sister, Plum, Lucy moved from London to New York City in 1997, where she now lives with her husband and two children.  Photo: © Grace Chang
JO PIAZZA is an award-winning reporter and editor who has written for the Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, the New York Daily NewsNew York magazine,GlamourMarie ClaireElle and Salon. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Fox News, the BBC, and MSNBC. She received an MA in Journalism from Columbia, a MA in Religious Studies from NYU and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of the critically acclaimed If Nuns Ruled the Worldand Celebrity Inc: How Famous People Make Money. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and their giant dog. 

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY LUCY SYKES and JO PIAZZA:
                   
PRAISE FOR FITNESS JUNKIE:
“A hilarious tale about one woman’s attempt to do whatever it takes — juicing, clay diets, private island wellness retreats — to lose 30 lbs.” —People

“There are no funnier, wittier people in all the land than Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza. The writers of The Knockoff are here with their second novel about one woman’s attempt to basically fix her entire life, which she is positive will happen by losing 30 pounds. Think naked yoga. Think gross green juices. Think crazy cycling classes. Yes, please!”
—Ruthie Friedlander, InStyle 

“You’ll breeze through this one like you would a Saturday spin class with the most fabulous playlist and the promise of brunch cocktails after.”
—Kirkus
 

“The Devil Wears Prada of the wellness world… It’s about time the New York City fitness scene—booming in 2017 like never before—got its roman à clef.”—Well+Good

“When Janey Sweet … navigates topless yoga and ruthless cycling classes in Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza’s satire, she realizes she’s better off without the green juice.”
—Us Weekly

“Takes aim squarely at the way in which our weight- and fitness-obsessed culture infiltrates our daily lives… Fitness Junkie will make you laugh as much as it will make you think.”
—Shanee Edwards, SheKnows


Saturday, August 19, 2017

LET'S GET COZY! PATTERNED AFTER DEATH: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

PATTERNED AFTER DEATH
A Southern Sewing Circle Mystery
BY ELIZABETH LYNN CASEY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Murder hits close to home for the Southern Sewing Circle in the latest mystery from national bestselling author Elizabeth Lynn Casey.

Everyone in Sweet Briar, South Carolina, knows former high school football stars Jake Davis and Noah Madden. The two were fierce rivals once and now, twenty years later, the dueling quarterbacks haven’t lost their luster. So townsfolk are surprised when Jake and Noah team up for a business venture. And there’s only one suspect when Noah turns up murdered.

Margaret Louise, Jake’s mother and one of the founding members of the sewing circle, isn’t about to take the attack on her son’s reputation lying down. In fact, she’s in full mama-bear mode. And Tori and the rest of the Sweet Briar gang are more than willing to help her sharpen her claws to catch a killer.
PATTERN AND SEWING TIPS INCLUDED
 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Lynn Casey, aka Laura Bradford, is the author of the bestselling Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries, including Needle and Dread, Wedding Duress, Taken In, Remnants of Murder, and Let It Sew.

While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend’s house as a child, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do or be anything else. Today, Laura is the national bestselling author of the Amish mysteries, including Suspendered Sentence and Shunned and Dangerous as well as the Emergency Dessert Squad mysteries. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York, with her husband and their blended brood.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY ELIZABETH LYNN CASEY/LAURA BRADFORD:

               

                

                
                 
 
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN
BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF
PATTERNED AFTER DEATH
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY 
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
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+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT PATTERNED AFTER DEATH THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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Friday, August 18, 2017

ARE YOU LISTENING? THE SANDS OF SHARK ISLAND: A PREVIEW

 WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY" 
I AM EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT 
THIS RECENT AUDIO BOOK I RECEIVED

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THE SANDS OF SHARK ISLAND
READ BY NICHOLAS GUY SMITH
BY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH  

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Imagine going to school on a boat! The rip-roaring excitement continues in the second volume of this adventure-mystery series set on the high seas, from the author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency!

Ben and Fee MacTavish and their schoolmates on board the School Ship Tobermory are headed thousands of miles from their base in Mull to a small island in the Caribbean. They will learn extraordinary details about Captain Macbeth’s past and come face to face with modern-day pirates. The students and crew aboard the Tobermory will have to band together and use their wits to escape harm and overcome the evil pirates.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels and a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been best sellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.
Visit Alexander McCall Smith's website HERE to read more about this treasured and honored author.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH:

PRAISE FOR ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH:
“A tapestry of extraordinary nuance and richness”--THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

  “These books, like their author, have charm. You cannot overstate the power of this—it's the missing ingredient in contemporary fiction”--
THE GUARDIAN


 “[McCall Smith] can make decency sparkle, and honour seem like the holy grail”--THE AGE (Melbourne)
 
“McCall Smith’s generous writing and dry humour, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books [to] readers”--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 “Amusing, eyebrow raising and full of satisfying warmth and love, this is an enchanting and joyful read”--LOVEREADING.CO.UK

“Entertaining... McCall Smith has been doing the writerly equivalent of bread-baking—giving Scotland its daily novel”--THE GUARDIAN

Thursday, August 17, 2017

LET'S GET COZY! SOWED TO DEATH: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
SOWED TO DEATH
A Farmer's Daughter Mystery
BY PEG COCHRAN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the latest Farmer’s Daughter Mystery from the national bestselling author of No Farm, No Foul, farm owner and blogger Shelby McDonald must field another murder mystery….

The county fair is the highlight of the year for the small town of Lovett, Michigan—especially for food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald, who writes as the Farmer’s Daughter. She’s submitting jams and jellies she’s created from the produce she grows at Love Blossom Farm in hopes of harvesting a blue ribbon.  

But the townspeople get more than just the excitement of hayrides, tractor pulls, and cotton candy when Shelby’s neighbor and volunteer fireman, Jake Taylor, extricates the body of Zeke Barnstable instead of a dummy during a demonstration of the Jaws of Life. The fact that Jake and Zeke were known to be at odds plants suspicion in the minds of the police. As evidence against Jake grows, Shelby knows she has to plow through the clues to weed out the true killer and save her friend.


INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peg grew up in a New Jersey suburb about 25 miles outside of New York City. After college, she moved to the city where she managed an art gallery owned by the son of the artist Henri Matisse. When her first daughter, Francesca, arrive, the new family moved back to the New Jersey suburbs where her second daughter, Annabelle, was born.

After her husband died, Peg remarried and her new husband took a job in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they now live (on exile from New Jersey, she likes to joke). Peg managed to segue from the art world to marketing and is now the manager of marketing communications for a company that provides services to seniors.

Her greatest love though as always been writing - particularly mysteries! She has two cozy mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime: The Gourmet De-Lite series set in Connecticut and featuring Gigi Fitzgerald, who provides gourmet diet meals to a select group of clients, and the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie series, written as Meg London, set in Paris, Tennessee with Emma Taylor who finds murder and mayhem in this quiet country town.

As for pets - she has a schizophrenic cat (really!) named Frazzle and a Westhighland White Terrier, Reggie, who is desperately in need of losing a few pounds. But you know what they say: If your dog is overweight, it means YOU aren't getting enough exercise!

When she's not writing, Peg can usually be found cooking, which she loves. When asked to bring a dish to a potluck she invariably opts to bring dessert - partly because she loves making sweet dishes and partly because she and her husband always manage to be late so there's no point in putting them in charge of appetizers!

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY PEG COCHRAN:

              

              


GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN
BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF
SOWED TO DEATH
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY 
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT SOWED TO DEATH THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK 


+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT PEG COCHRAN'S WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN COMMENT SEPARATELY AND EACH WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY

 +1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A CURRENT GIVEAWAY THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH TO RECEIVE MORE ENTRIES
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, AUGUST 30
  GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR WINNERS!



 
WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT! 
THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED
BY EMAIL AND HAVE UNTIL NOON
AUGUST 19 TO REPLY WITH THEIR
INFORMATION OR A NEW WINNER
WILL HAVE TO BE CHOSEN
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A GHOSTLY LIGHT
A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery
BY JULIET BLACKWELL
THE WINNER IS:
#50 Karen B
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THE BLACK CAT SEES
HIS SHADOW
A Bad Luck Cat Mystery
BY KAY FINCH
THE WINNER IS:
#20 petite
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WRONG SIDE OF THE PAW
A Book Mobile Mystery
BY LAURIE CASS
THE WINNER IS:
#41 Margie
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MUFFIN TO FEAR
A Merry Muffin Mystery
BY VICTORIA HAMILTON
THE WINNER IS:
#6 traveler
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Monday, August 14, 2017

LET'S GET COZY! A PANICKED PREMONITION: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
A PANICKED PREMONITION
A Psychic Eye Mystery
BY VICTORIA LAURIE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The New York Times bestselling Psychic Eye Mystery series continues with P.I. Abby Cooper facing the ultimate locked room murder…

Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper has used her inner visions to get her out of many a scrape—and solve many a crime—but she’s about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Abby’s husband Dutch has a side business providing security and building panic rooms for wealthy clients. One morning, one of Dutch’s partners, Dave, goes missing on his way to meet a client. Abby’s intuition tells her something terrible has happened to him.

Then two of Dutch’s clients are found brutally murdered…inside their brand new panic room, and most of the evidence points to Dave as the killer.  With the authorities racing to find and arrest him, Abby’s got to use all her intuitive prowess to get to Dave first, discover the real killer, and save her husband’s business. This is one case where Abby is positive there’s far more to this mystery than meets her inner eye…


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Victoria Laurie, a New York Times bestselling author and professional psychic, drew from her career as a gifted intuitive to create the characters of Abigail Cooper and M. J. Holliday, protagonists in her Psychic Eye and Ghost Hunter mystery series. She lives in suburban Michigan. Photo: © Ric Michael Photography 

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY VICTORIA LAURIE:
              
             

            

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN
BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF
A PANICKED PREMONITION
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY 
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
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+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT A PANICKED PREMONITION THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

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+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN COMMENT SEPARATELY AND EACH WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY

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