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Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop!!

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Freedom Giveaway Escape #1

Greetings from Blossom Valley, CA, home of the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa, where the best in healthy living is sometimes spoiled by untimely murder. . .

These are the first 3 books in the Blossom Valley Mystery Series!

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Freedom Giveaway Escape #2

  Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle This is an Advanced Reader Copy of a book I was sent in error. I am hoping with this giveaway it will find a good home!  

“A first-rate fantasy for middle-grade readers. Like Harry Potter,… Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series,… and Trenton Lee Stewart’s Mysterious Benedict Society books.” —Booklist, Starred   “A vivid, compelling fantasy that sends you off to a world you will not soon forget.” —Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth   How can twelve-year-old Gabriel find his missing father, who seems to have vanished without a trace? With the help of Paladin—a young raven with whom he has a magical bond that enables them to become one creature—he flies to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face a series of difficult challenges and unanswerable riddles that could lead to his father… or to his death. “A great read for fantasy lovers who have worn out their copies of Harry Potter.” —School Library Journal, Starred “…brimful of antic energy and inventive flair, like the best middle-grade fantasies; readers, like baby birds, will devour it and clamor for future installments.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Twenty Quick Questions with Ellery Adams

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Murder in the Mystery Suite made the NY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST!!!! #11

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This is Ellery’s bio from her webpage and book covers: Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

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But I wanted to know more so I decided to play a little Twenty Quick Questions with her:

1. Favorite Color – Blue
2. Favorite Candy – Cadbury Milk Chocolate bar
3. Favorite Snack – Beanitos (they’re like Doritos, but made from beans)
4. Favorite Soft Drink – Don’t drink sodas anymore, but it used to be Coke Zero.
5. Favorite Hard Drink – Margarita
6. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Pralines and Cream (from BR)
7. Favorite Movie – Star Wars tied with Love, Actually
8. Favorite TV Show – Downton Abbey
9. Favorite Book – I could maybe come up with a top 10, but 1? Can’t do it!
10. Favorite Fictional Character – Gandolf
11. Favorite Super Hero – Aquaman (he can talk to dolphins and sharks!)
12. Favorite Singer/Group/Band – Simon and Garfunkel
13. Favorite Carnival Ride – The swings
14. Favorite Spring Activity – Gardening
15. Favorite Summer Activity – Reading by any body of water
16. Favorite Fall Activity – decorating for Halloween
17. Favorite Winter Activity – all things Christmas and the touch of the first snowfall
18. Favorite Place to Read – sofa with blanket and cat on lap
19. Favorite Place to Write – my office in the front of the house with cat on desk, printer, and often, on lap
20. Dream Vacation Destination – Greek Isles

Want to know more or have a question for Ellery?
Leave it in the comment section below or just leave her a message.
Next Friday I will choose ONE comment at random and that person will win a copy of

Murder in the Mystery Suite (A Book Retreat Mystery)

First in a new series!

WHO WOULD RESORT TO MURDER?

Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving.

But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer. Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There’s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up…

 

 

Stay tuned for more fun with Ellery and her books!

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Mid-Summer’s Eve Giveaway Hop!

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June 21 – 30, 2014

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I really had the best intentions to read this series,
but today my loss is your gain!

One winner will receive all 3 books in the Accessory Mystery Series!

Shoe Done It (Accessories Mysteries, No.1)

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Rita Jewel has a dream job selling fabulous clothes and accessories to the socialites of San Francisco at Dolce’s Boutique. But when a pair of heels becomes a clue in a murder, Rita finds herself engaged in a high- end crime of fashion.

Died With a Bow (An Accessories Mystery)

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April in San Francisco may be all about layers, but it also marks one year since the stylish Rita Jewell began working at Dolce’s, an upscale boutique catering to the city’s trendy socialites. And while it may seem like a glamorous world, someone’s about to get ugly…

Things have been less than pretty for Rita lately. There’s her lackluster love life. Then Dolce hires a new salesgirl. Fast-talking fashionista Vienna Fairchild is young, confident, and horribly entitled. She’s rearranged the store and relegates Rita to answering her phone—and the men are ringing for Vienna as though it were going out of style. Lucky for Rita, Dolce has tickets to a charity bachelor auction—but what to wear?

While Rita opts for something simple, Vienna stuns the crowd in a breathtaking black dress with a pink bow on the back. Rita is even more stunned when she sees Vienna in that same dress the following day—dead on the sales floor of Dolce’s. With Rita’s fingerprints all over the scene and a believable motive, she’s going to need to find some clues and throw together the perfect outfit that says: “I’m innocent.”

Murder After a Fashion (An Accessories Mystery)

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These days, not even a new wardrobe can keep fashionista Rita Jewel from feeling blue. Perhaps the cure is a cooking class with a celebrity chef! But her appetite is ruined when murder becomes the main course…

As a salesgirl at Dolce’s, a chic boutique outfitting San Francisco’s wealthiest women, Rita has the world’s greatest job. So why does she feel like last season’s Christian Louboutin stilettos—worn and out of style? Maybe it’s because her love life needs a makeover ASAP. From carrots to caviar, Guido Torcelli is the celebrity chef du jour. Perhaps signing up for his cooking class will serve as a much-needed distraction for Rita.

But when Guido’s shot to death, Rita knows she’ll soon top the list of suspects. Guido was killed at his culinary school the same night she scrawled her phone number on a menu and handed it to him. Now she’s got to find the murderer before she’s forced to take all her meals in the prison cafeteria…

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Spotlight/Giveaway – Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart

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Death at the Door
(Death on Demand Mysteries)

24th in Series
Cozy Mystery
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (May 6, 2014)
Published by The Penguin Group
Hardcover: 272 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425266175
E-Book File Size: 1056 KB
ASIN: B00FX7LUWM
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Annie Darling—owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand—prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward’s Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is found murdered, bludgeoned by her husband’s sculpting mallet.

Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor’s sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max, for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman. Did someone want them both out of the picture?

With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it’s up to Annie and Max to sort through a rogues’ gallery of suspects to see if someone is trying to frame the artist. But if Annie isn’t careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death…

Find out more about Carolyn Hart ad her books on her webpage here.

Thanks to the people at Penguin I have 1 copy to give away!

Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old
with a US or Canadian mailing address.

Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited.

You do not have to be a follower to enter but I hope you will find
something you like here and become a follower.

Followers Will Receive 2 Bonus Entries For Each Way They Follow.
Plus 2 Bonus Entries For Liking My Facebook Fan Page.

If you publicize the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook or anywhere you will receive
5 Bonus Entries For Each Link.

Contest Will End May 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST
Winner Will Be Chosen By Random.org
Winner Will Be Notified By Email
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Spotlight – Mr. Monk Gets On Board by Hy Conrad

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Mr. Monk Gets on Board
17th in Series
NAL Hardcover (January 7, 2014)
Publisher by The Penguin Group
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451240958
E-Book File Size: 1163 KB
ASIN: B00DGZI9RW
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Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.

An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place…

Of all the things that make Adrian Monk uneasy, change ranks high on the list. So when Natalie completes her P.I. license—and technically becomes Monk’s boss—it’s not easy for him to accept. Nor can he accept Natalie attending a business seminar at sea without him, even if it means spending a week with her on a cruise ship.

Between choppy waters and obnoxious kids, Monk finds himself in a perfect storm of anxiety. Luckily, Mariah, the cruise director, is always able to smooth things over…until someone pulls the man overboard alarm, the ship drops anchor—and the crew fishes Mariah’s dead body out of the water.

Finding alcohol in Mariah’s system, the ship’s doctor declares her death an accident, but Monk isn’t convinced. He knows that Mariah and the captain were having an affair. Could someone have pushed her overboard?

When the captain hires Monk and Natalie to look into a mysterious rash of vandalism onboard, Monk steers the investigation toward murder…

About the Author
Hy Conrad was one of the original writers on the USA Network television series Monk and stayed with the series for all eight seasons, acting as co-executive producer for the last two seasons and garnering three Edgar® Award nominations. In addition, Hy was head writer of the webisode series Little Monk and served as consulting producer and writer on the USA series White Collar. He is the author of hundreds of short stories, dozens of interactive mysteries, and ten books of solvable whodunits, sold around the world in fourteen languages. To find out more visit his webpage here.

It should be noted that Lee Goldberg wrote 15 of the Monk novels. Find out more on his webpage here.

Thanks to the people at Penguin I have 1 hardcover copy to give away!

Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old
with a US or Canadian mailing address.

Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited.

You do not have to be a follower to enter but I hope you will find
something you like here and become a follower.

Followers Will Receive 2 Bonus Entries For Each Way They Follow.
Plus 2 Bonus Entries For Liking My Facebook Fan Page.

If you publicize the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook or anywhere you will receive
5 Bonus Entries For Each Link.

Contest Will End February 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST
Winner Will Be Chosen By Random.org
Winner Will Be Notified By Email
and Will Be Posted Here In The Sidebar.

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

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