Saturday, November 18, 2017

LET’S GET COZY! POTIONS AND PASTRIES: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
POTIONS AND PASTRIES
A Magical Bakery Mystery
BY BAILEY CATES

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble….

It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years.

The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold….


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bailey Cates believes magic is all around us if we only look for it. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery Mysteries. Writing as Bailey Cattrell, she is also the author of the Enchanted Garden Mysteries. Bailey writes about her life on her website saying the following:

I grew up in the West and earned degrees in philosophy and English from Colorado State University before moving to the Pacific Northwest for twenty years (where the Home Crafting Mysteries are set). I've worked at a variety of jobs, including driver's license examiner, bookseller, and newspaper ad manager.

I traveled the world as a localization program manager for Microsoft, but am now back in Colorado where I currently write the Magical Bakery Mysteries and the Enchanted Garden Mysteries. Shotgun Moon is my only standalone, western mystery. I live with my guy and two felines: Cheesecat the Orange and Minerva the asthmatic wonder kitty. 

Like many of my cozy characters, I believe magic is all around us if we only look for it. Having apprenticed with a master herbalist for a year, I'm prone to concocting teas and tinctures for family and friends from the stash of herbs stored in the corner cabinet in my office. I own a working spinning wheel and am on a first name basis with several alpacas and two sheep with questionable dispositions.

For two years, I managed my own soap making company, including product design, manufacturing and marketing. Aromatherapy played a large part in that business, and I have a collection of essential oils next to my herb stash. Unlike the main character in the Enchanted Garden Mysteries, I don't distill my own oils...yet.

When I'm not writing, I love to cook, peruse cookbooks, garden, read, bike and hike the gorgeous terrain outside my door, and have been known to play the occasional round of really bad golf.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY BAILEY CATES/CRICKET MCRAE:

                      

                    

                   


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

LET’S GET COZY:GHOST TIMES TWO: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
GHOST TIMES TWO
A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel
BY CAROLYN HART

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Carolyn Hart—New York Times bestselling author of Ghost to the Rescue—returns with a new Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel in which one woman shatters the glass ceiling…with a little help from beyond.

Bailey Ruth Raeburn’s latest mission is to guide the spirit of a deceased young man named Jimmy to the next life. But Jimmy is determined to watch over his still-living girlfriend, Megan. As if being haunted by her late boyfriend wasn’t enough, Megan is dealing with an arrogant, manipulative senior partner who threatens to fire Megan’s vulnerable secretary if Megan accepts a partnership at another law firm.

Since Jimmy refuses to move on while Megan is being blackmailed, Bailey Ruth agrees to help him. But after the partner turns up dead and Megan is found at the crime scene, Bailey Ruth and Jimmy must uncover a killer before the love of Jimmy’s life is ordered to spend a lifetime behind bars…


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty-five novels of mystery and suspense including the Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels and the Death on Demand Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She has also been honored with the Amelia Award for significant contributions to the traditional mystery from Malice Domestic and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City, where she enjoys mysteries, walking in the park, and cats. She and her husband, Phil, serve as staff—cat owners will understand—to brother and sister brown tabbies. Photo: © Robert H. Taylor

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ARE YOU LISTENING? STICKY FINGERS: A PREVIEW

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY" 
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AUDIO BOOK CHOICE.....

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STICKY FINGERS
The Life and Times of Jann Wenner 
and Rolling Stone Magazine
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris and Joe Hagan
BY JOE HAGAN

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others.

The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone‘s founder, editor, and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail. Joe Hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their handlers; he details the daring journalism (Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O’Rourke) and internecine office politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.

Supplemented by a cache of extraordinary documents and letters from Wenner’s personal archives, Sticky Fingers depicts an ambitious, mercurial, wide-eyed rock and roll fan of who exalts in youth and beauty and learns how to package it, marketing late sixties counterculture as a testament to the power of American youth. The result is a fascinating and complex portrait of man and era, and an irresistible biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JOE HAGAN has written for New York, Rolling StoneThe Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He has published long-form profiles and investigative exposés of some of the most significant figures and subjects of our time, including: Hillary Clinton (her first post-Secretary of State interview), Karl Rove, the Bush family, Henry Kissinger, Dan Rather, Goldman Sachs, The New York Times, and Twitter. He lives in New York with his wife and children. Photo: © Samantha Hunt

PRAISE FOR JOE HAGAN:
“Hagan has delivered a supple, confident, dispassionately reported and deeply well-written biography… Come for the essayist in Hagan, stay for the eye-popping details and artful gossip… It’s a joy to read and feels built to last.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times 
 
“Gripping”—The New Yorker

“Explosive…the book’s dishy back story is already media legend…jaw-dropping…wildly entertaining…delicious and meticulous.” 
—USA Today

“Hagan, to his credit, approached the book not as a rose-tinted ‘authorized biography’ but as a serious work of narrative journalism….He also, through his nuanced portrait of Wenner, shows us how thoroughly the publication reflected its founder, warts and all.”
—The Washington Post

“Hagan creates a moving portrayal of a complicated, brilliant, flawed man who genuinely moved the needle on American culture… An engaging biography and a lasting legacy for the keeper of rock-’n’-roll’s watchtower.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] searingly honest biography… Hagan has provided an entertaining insider’s history of a legendary magazine.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Hagan has fashioned a fascinating biography of acontroversial figure and the iconic publication he started.”
—Booklist (starred review)
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LET’S GET COZY! CREPE FACTOR: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
CREPE FACTOR
A Scrapbooking Mystery
BY LAURA CHILDS
with TERRIE FARLEY MORAN
ABOUT THE BOOK:
There’s a murderer among the merchandise at the Winter Market in the French Quarter in the latest Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, now in paperback.

The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have time to enjoy browsing the booths at the Winter Market with her best friend, Ava. The last thing the ladies expect to see is a lurching man stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them.

The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash, who posted his scathing reviews on the Glutton for Punishment website. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restaurateur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him. An old flame of Carmela’s, Quigg asks for her help, which does not please her current beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, to say the least.

Before her relationship is the next victim, Carmela needs to find a murderer who had no reservations about punishing the culinary curmudgeon…

“The plot is detailed with layers of mysteries…The rich descriptions and dialog bring this story to life.”—Open Book Society
SCRAPBOOKING TIPS INCLUDED!
 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
LAURA CHILDS: Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cackleberry Club, Tea Shop, and Scrapbooking mysteries. In her past life she was a Clio Award–winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota. Photo: © Robert Poor

TERRIE MORAN: Short-listed twice for The Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran is the author of the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries, which debuted with Well Read, Then Dead. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her grandchildren. Find her online at terriefarleymoran.com.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

ARE YOU LISTENING? THE ROOSTER BAR: A PREVIEW

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THE ROOSTER BAR
Read by Ari Fliakos
BY JOHN GRISHAM

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
     

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . .

Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Grisham is the author of thirty novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.





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Sunday, November 12, 2017

LET’S GET COZY! FIXING TO DIE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
FIXING TO DIE
A Southern Ladies Mystery
BY MIRANDA JAMES

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries and Digging Up the Dirt returns with the latest Southern Ladies Mystery…

It’s autumn down south, and An’gel and Dickce Ducote are in Natchez, Mississippi, at the request of Mary Turner Catlin, the granddaughter of an old friend. Mary and her husband, Henry Howard, live in Cliffwood, one of the beautiful antebellum homes for which Natchez is famous.

Odd things have been happening in the house for years, and the French Room in particular has become the focal point for spooky sensations. The Ducotes suspect the ghostly goings-on are caused by the living, but when a relative of the Catlins is found dead in the room, An’gel and Dickce must sift through a haunted family history to catch a killer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Miranda James is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries, including Twelve Angry Librarians, No Cats Allowed, and Arsenic and Old Books, as well as the Southern Ladies Mysteries, including Fixing to Die, Digging Up the Dirt, and Dead with the Wind. James lives in Mississippi. Visit the author at catinthestacks.com and facebook.com/mirandajamesauthor.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY MIRANDA JAMES:

                    
                     

PRAISE FOR MIRANDA JAMES WORK:
“Filled with Southern charm.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Remind[s] me of Miss Marple if she were a Southern belle senior.”
—Open Book Society

“As charming as the day is long.”
—MyShelf.com

“James is a master at character development.”
—Debbie’s Book Bag

“Filled with humor [and] realistic dialogue…Excellent from beginning to end.”
—Socrates’ Book Reviews
 



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