Tuesday, February 19, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase - Notes on a Shipwreck by Davide Enia

Refugees fleeing a home that's no longer safe and heading for an unknown boarder they hope will be, these crossings are too often featured in the headlines and too often end in tragedies. Davide Enia gives a moving personal account of just such a shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa, an island in the south of Italy. My copy of this highly acclaimed memoir is high on my tbr pile and one of my US readers can win one too. Deets below
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-1590519080
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 2-19-2019
Length: 256pp
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Overview:

A moving firsthand account of migrant landings on the island of Lampedusa that gives voice to refugees, locals, and volunteers while also exploring a deeply personal father–son relationship.

On the island of Lampedusa, in the southernmost part of Italy, between Africa and Europe, Davide Enia looks in the faces of those who arrive and those who wait, and tells the story of an individual and collective shipwreck. On one side, a multitude in motion, crossing entire nations and then the Mediterranean Sea under conditions beyond any imagination. On the other, a handful of men and women on the border of an era and a continent, trying to welcome the newcomers. In the middle is the author himself, telling of what actually happens at sea and on land, and his desperate attempt to make sense of it all.

Enia reveals the emotional consequences of this touching and disconcerting reality, especially in his relationship with his father, a recently retired doctor who agrees to travel with him to Lampedusa. Witnessing together the public pain of those who land and those who save them from death, alongside the private pain of his uncle’s illness, pushes them to reinvent their relationship, to forge a new and unprecedented dialogue that replaces the silences of the past.


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Monday, February 18, 2019

January Harlequin Special Edition Showcase

So last month I made a little boo boo and showcased the SE February releases so to correct it I decided to showcase the January releases today. Have no fear next month I will be showcasing the March Special Edition releases. 😉
Enjoy!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Showcase - Once a Liar by A.F. Brady

I love Harlequin's latest imprint addition Park Row Books, specializing in mainstream fiction and their latest release, Once A Liar is high on my pile and if you're a fan of psychological thrillers I'm sure it will be high on your list too.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9780778369974
Publisher: Park Row Books
Release Date: 1-29-2019
Length: 384 pp
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Overview:

In this electrifying psychological thriller, a high-powered sociopath meets his reckoning when he’s accused of the brutal murder of his mistress.

Did he kill Charlie Doyle? And if he didn’t…who did?


Peter Caine, a cutthroat Manhattan defense attorney, worked ruthlessly to become the best at his job. On the surface, he is charming and handsome, but inside he is cold and heartless. He fights without remorse to acquit murderers, pedophiles and rapists.

When Charlie Doyle, the daughter of the Manhattan DA—and Peter’s former lover—is murdered, Peter’s world is quickly sent into a tailspin. He becomes the prime suspect as the DA, a professional enemy of Peter’s, embarks on a witch hunt to avenge his daughter’s death, stopping at nothing to ensure Peter is found guilty of the murder.

In the challenge of his career and his life, Peter races against the clock to prove his innocence. As the evidence mounts against him, he’s forced to begin unraveling his own dark web of lies and confront the sins of his past. But the truth of who killed Charlie Doyle is more twisted and sinister than anyone could have imagined…


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

#Macmillan Audio Review of Connections in Death by J.D. Robb

Today I'm delighted to bring you my review of the Macmillan Audio edition of J.D. Robb's #48 in her Eve Dallas series, Connections in Death. Fans be prepared to be wowed by this prolific #1 NYT author's latest journey to the future with her Murder Cop and company.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781250318107
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 2-5-2019
Length: 12hours, 19minutes
Source: Macmillan Audio for review
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Overview:
In this gritty and gripping new audiobook in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.

Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.

Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances…


*To solve the audio puzzle within this program, visit macmillanaudio.com/connections

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Any Means Necessary Interview with author Jenny Rogneby

Those who are frequent visitors know I'm loving working with the wonderful indie publishing house, Other Press. Their offerings are very diverse and interesting both fiction and non-fiction. Today I'm featuring Any Means Necessary by Swedish author Jenny Rogneby. Other Press is sponsoring a #giveaway for this novel and if you love your crime drama driven by a flawed star character then this is the read for you. Giveaway deets below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-1590518847
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 2-12-2019
Length: 448pp
Leona Lindberg #2
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Overview:

In the highly anticipated sequel to Leona: The Die Is Cast, a corrupt detective deals with the emotional fallout of her actions while investigating a terrorist attack in the heart of Stockholm.
A man blows himself up outside the Parliament House in Stockholm, but miraculously survives. Was he a lone wolf, or are there more heinous acts to follow? Leona Lindberg is put on the case. But Leona, who has barely escaped her trials from the last case, is focused on other things. Her family is shattered, she is living under threat, and desperately needs liquid assets. It’s lucky then, that she can think outside the box like no other detective. With one foot on each side of the law, she mounts a special operation of grand proportions. And the higher the risk, the higher the rewards


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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review - Titanborn Rhett C Bruno

I'm excited to bring you my review of author Rhett C Bruno's fantastic sci-fi novel, Titanborn. 
You can buy it for kindle for only .99¢ or kindle unlimited for free and add the audible edition for only 1.99 more, narrated by the award winning narrator of The Martian, RC Bray. I got mine and I can't wait to listen.
Don't just sit there click away!
Enjoy!



    ASIN: B07MK2BH6J
    Publisher: Aethon Books
    Release Date: 2-5-2019
    Length: 282pp
    Source: Amazon Purchase
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    Overview:
    Offworlders are only worth the price on their heads.

    After three decades as a Pervenio Corporation Collector, chasing wanted offworlders and extinguishing protests throughout the solar system, Malcolm Graves doesn't bother asking questions. So long as the pay is right, he's the man for the job. But his latest assignment doesn't afford him that luxury.
    A high-profile bombing on Earth has the men who sign Malcolm's paychecks clamoring for answers. They force him to team up with a strange, augmented partner who's more interested in statistics than instinct, and ship them both off to Titan to hunt down a suspected group of extremists: Titanborn rebels who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth's corporations.
    Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he's learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated...and much more personal.


    Check out the thrilling first book in a gritty and innovative science-fiction series perfect for fans of The Expanse and Blade Runner. You can also grab it on Audible performed by the award-winning RC Bray, narrator of The Martian.

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    BookTrib Valentine's Day #Giveaway


    To celebrate Valentine's Day, BookTrib is spreading the love with a huge giveaway. One winner will have the chance to win 14 different romantic reads from a variety of fantastic authors like Jill Shalvis, Eva Leigh, Jennifer Ryan, Sally Thorne and more! U.S. Entries Only. 

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    The Military Wife by Laura Trentham blog tour

    Welcome to my stop on The Military Wife by Laura Trentham blog tour sponsored by St. Martin's Press.  This is Laura's first women's fiction offering and I'm excited to feature a Showcase, a Giveaway(details below) and a review from fellow blogger friend Kathryn from Book Date.
    Enjoy!


    ISBN-13: 9781250145536
    Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    Release Date: 2-5-2019
    Length: 352pp
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    Overview:
    A young widow embraces a second chance at life when she reconnects with those who understand the sacrifices made by American soldiers and their families in award-winning author Laura Trentham’s The Military Wife.

    Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah Wilcox’s death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper fights a growing restlessness, worried that moving on means leaving the memory of her husband behind.

    Her best friend, Allison Teague, is dealing with struggles of her own. Her husband, a former SEAL that served with Noah, was injured while deployed and has come home physically healed but fighting PTSD. With three children underfoot and unable to help her husband, Allison is at her wit’s end.

    In an effort to reenergize her own life, Harper sees an opportunity to help not only Allison but a network of other military wives eager to support her idea of starting a string of coffee houses close to military bases around the country.

    In her pursuit of her dream, Harper crosses paths with Bennett Caldwell, Noah’s best friend and SEAL brother. A man who has a promise to keep, entangling their lives in ways neither of them can foresee. As her business grows so does an unexpected relationship with Bennett. Can Harper let go of her grief and build a future with Bennett even as the man they both loved haunts their pasts?



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    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Showcase The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

    Today I'm showcasing debut author, Christina McDonald who's getting rave reviews for The Night Olivia Fell.
    Enjoy!


    ISBN-13: 9781501184000
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster/Gallery Books
    Release Date: 2-5-2019
    Length: 368pp
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    Overview:

    In the vein of Big Little Lies and Reconstructing Amelia comes an emotionally charged domestic suspense novel about a mother unraveling the truth behind how her daughter became brain dead. And pregnant.
    A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies.

    In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.

    When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

    Christina McDonald weaves a suspenseful and heartwrenching tale of hidden relationships, devastating lies, and the power of a mother’s love. With flashbacks of Olivia’s own resolve to uncover family secrets, this taut and emotional novel asks: how well do you know your children? And how well do they know you?


    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Showcase The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

    I have recently started featuring books from Other Press a fantastic small indie shop that has some of the most fascinating offerings including the one I'm showcasing today, The Hundred Wells of Salaga.
    Be sure to check them out when you're in the mood for something special.
    Enjoy!


    ISBN-13: 978-1590519950
    Publisher: Other Press
    Release Date: 2-5-2019
    Length: 240pp
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    Overview:

    Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.
    Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that transforms her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father’s court. These two women’s lives converge as infighting among Wurche’s people threatens the region, during the height of the slave trade at the end of the nineteenth century.
    Through the experiences of Aminah and Wurche, The Hundred Wells of Salaga offers a remarkable view of slavery and how the scramble for Africa affected the lives of everyday people.


    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Sophia Rose Reviews-Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes, Narrated by Johanna Parker

    Today Sophia Rose is reviewing #1 in Tonya Kappes Campers and Criminals Cozy mystery series, Beaches, Bungalows and Burglaries.
    Enjoy!


    Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes, Narrated by Johanna Parker
    #1 Camper & Criminals Cozy
    Cozy Mystery
    Publisher:  Tantor Audio
    Published: 1.30.19
    ASIN:  B07MXP2ZDH
    Time: 5 hours 22 minutes
    Rating: 3
    Narration Rating: 4
    Format: MP3
    Source:  Tantor Audio
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    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Review Of Blood And Bone by Nora Robers

    When I read Year One, Nora Roberts debut in her Chronicles of The One mini-series I was blown away it was one of her best ever so when book two came available it was a no-brainer and it was worth every page.
    Enjoy!


    ISBN-13: 978-1250122995
    Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    Release Date: 12-4-2018
    Length: 464pp
    Source: From Publisher via Netgalley for Review
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    Overview:
    Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns with Of Blood and Bone, a new tale of terror and magick in a brand new world.
    They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.

    Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.

    In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.