THE SUN DOWN MOTEL by Simone St. James – Spotlight & Giveaway

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Something’s not quite right at THE SUN DOWN MOTEL (Berkley) in the tiny town of Fell, New York. Prepare to be scare, frightened, freaked-out by Simone St. James’ new psychological thriller which lives up to all the hype! It’s friggin’ amazin.’

Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn’t right at the Sun Down, and before long she’s determined to uncover all of the secrets hidden…

The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

simoneAfter years of writing and collecting rejections, Simone St. James’ debut novel, THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE, won two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. AN INQUIRY INTO LOVE AND DEATH was nominated for another Arthur Ellis Award, and SILENCE FOR THE DEAD was shortlisted for a Goodreads Choice Award.

Simone spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives just outside Toronto, Canada, with her husband and a spoiled rescue cat. She is addicted to sushi, old 1970’s gothic novels, rainy days, coffee, and My Favorite Murder. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and Pinterest (though not all at once).  

http://www.simonestjames.com

Thanks to Berkley we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your favorite story about some place haunted. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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DEATH IS BUT A DREAM by Dr. Christopher Kerr – Spotlight & Giveaway

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There are times, when I read something so profound I’m really unable to get my head around the right words to write. Such is the case with DEATH IS BUT A DREAM (Avery). It’s a collection of stories of dying patients telling their stories about their impending deaths. Far be it for me to sum up such delicate thoughts and points of views. Dr. Christopher Kerr says this book “arose from the bedsides of patients whose words awed, inspired and enlightened me (Dr. Kerr).”

Here’s a summary: Courtesy: AVERY PenguinRandomHouse

“Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has tended to thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love, meaning and grace. They reveal that there is hope beyond cure as they transition to focus on personal meaning. In this extraordinary and beautiful book, Dr. Kerr shares his patients’ stories and his own research pointing to death as not purely the end of life, but as a final passage of humanity and transcendence.

Drawing on interviews with over 1,200 patients and more than a decade of quantified data , Dr. Kerr reveals why pre-death dreams and visions are remarkable events that bring comfort and exemplify human resilience. These are not regular dreams. Described as “more real than real,” they frequently include loved ones long gone and mark the transition from distress to acceptance. These end-of-life experiences help patients restore meaning, make sense of the dying process and assist in reclaiming it as an experience in which they have a say. They also benefit the bereaved who get relief from seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.

Beautifully written with astonishing stories, this book, at its heart, celebrates the power to reclaim how we die, while soothing the bereaved who witness their loved ones go with unqualified grace.”

My thought: These are not sad stories, but celebrations of life.

We have one copy to giveaway. Just share your thoughts about death. I believe it shouldn’t be fear guiding us toward our last days, but it’s an incredibly sacred individual experience.

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THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING by Kimmery Martin – Spotlight & Giveaway

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Kimmery Martin’s sophomore effort, THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING (Penguin/RandomeHouse) is already getting rave reviews. In this whip-smart and timely novel, two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.

Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.

Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers.

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Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard Crimson, Southern Living, The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times, among others. A lifelong literary nerd, she promotes reading, interviews authors, and teaches writing seminars. She’s a frequent speaker at libraries, conferences, and bookstores around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Thanks to Penguin/Random House we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about going to the doctor – nothing HIPPA wold freak out over!

We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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THE OTHER MRS. by Mary Kubica – REVIEW & Giveaway

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“Deliciously creepy.” That’s what I think about Mary Kupica’s new novel, THE OTHER MRS. (ParkRowBooks) and I’m not alone. It seems to be everyone’s thought about Kupica’s book which is already a bestseller! It’s one of the few books I’ve read and didn’t figure out the twist until the end.

Sadie and Will Faust move from their Chicago home to a remote island off the coast of Maine after Will’s sister leaves her mansion to him after committing suicide. They find the timing perfect since Will has been in an affair which almost destroyed their marriage. But not only does the family inherit a really creepy mansion, Will’s niece, Imogen with her crystal blue eyes outlined in black liner, is what you picture a teen to look like in a horror film.

After their arrival, the first murder ever occurs on the island. Who did it? Soon the new family is under suspicion. With every day that passes while the killer is on the loose, Sadie is more suspicious and paranoid about life on the island.

What I love most about Mary’s novels is her ability to get into the heads of the characters, and in THE OTHER MRS. really create layers of deception among the family’s many secrets. THE OTHER MRS., is a thriller that’s unpredictable and has you wondering just what the hell is going on until the very end. Expect to be shocked. I certainly was.

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Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five other novels, including THE GOOD GIRL, PRETTY BABY, DON’T YOU CRY, EVERY LAST LIE and WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT. A former high school history teacher, Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children. Her first novel THE GOOD GIRL was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014. Mary’s novels have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. She’s been described as “a helluva storyteller,” (Kirkus Reviews) and “a writer of vice-like control,” (Chicago Tribune), and her novels have been praised as “hypnotic” (People) and “thrilling and illuminating” (Los Angeles Times).

She is currently working on her next novel.

FYI: THE OTHER MRS. is coming to Netflix, so keep your eyes open for that.

http://www.marykubica.com

I’m excited to write I’m going to a luncheon featuring Mary this Friday! YAY!

Thanks to Park Row Books we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us which of Mary’s novels is your favorite.

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BEEN THERE, MARRIED THAT by Gigi Levangie – REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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Agnes Murphy has everything a Hollywood wife would want – the mansion, designer clothes, credit cards, martini lunches, luxury home and car – until her husband decides he wants a divorce.

“When he changes the locks, she changes the rules.”

BEEN THERE, MARRIED THAT (St.Martin’sPress) by Tinsel Town insider, Gigi Levangie has all the dish any LA watcher would want.

Not everyone who’s read BEEN THERE, MARRIED THAT likes Agnes. Many readers say she’s not relatable, living in a world they know nothing about. But isn’t that the point of these kinds of “Hollywood insider” novels. It’s called satire. BEEN THERE, MARRIED THAT is pure candy for those who tune into “Entertainment Tonight,” “TMZ” and plan their year around watching the Academy Awards.

I found reading BEEN THERE, MARRIED THAT hilarious. I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. It had me laughing out loud for a few hours!

It’s interesting to note, this is the first novel Gigi writes without using her ex’s last name.

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Gigi Levangie (Formerly Gigi Levangie Grazer) is the author of seven novels. She lives in LA with her husband, two sons, a minature dachshund, and English bulldog and a leopard gecko.

We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you love about entertainment shows. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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BLAME IT ON THE BILLIONAIRE by Naima Simone – Spotlight & Giveaway

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Happy Valentine’s Day week… We have romantic novels just for you courtesy of Harlequin… Today we have Naima Simone’s BLAME IT ON THE BILLIONAIRE!

Will a blackout change everything for these unlikely lovers?

She fell into his arms.

Now she’s falling for his trap.

It was a night filled with secrets, lies…and soul-stealing passion. And now the blackout that turned lowly executive assistant Nadia Jordan and start-up billionaire Grayson Chandler into insatiable lovers leads to a proposal Nadia can’t refuse. As she steps into Grayson’s privileged Chicago world, will his matchmaking mother and vengeful ex destroy her dreams? Or will her fake fiancé make those dreams a reality?

 

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USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days–and nights– writing sizzling romances with a touch of humor and snark.

She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes bdomestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

Thanks to Harlequin we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us how you’re going to spend your Valentine’s Day Holiday. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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TEMPORARY WIFE TEMPTATION by Jayci Lee – Spotlight & Giveaway

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Happy Valentine’s Day week… We have romantic novels just for you courtesy of Harlequin… Today we have Jayci Lee’s, TEMPORARY WIFE TEMPTATION.

Much more than he bargained for…

“You want me to find you a wife?”

“No. I want you to be my wife.”

Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all…

Jaycee LeeJayci Lee writes poignant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud romance every free second she can scavenge. She lives in sunny California with her tall-dark-and-handsome husband, two amazing boys with boundless energy, and a fluffy rescue whose cuteness is a major distraction. At times, she cannot accommodate real life because her brain is full of drool worthy heroes and badass heroines clamoring to come to life.

Jaycee LeeBecause of all the books demanding to be written, Jayci writes full-time now, and is semi-retired from her fifteen-year career as a defense litigator. She loves food, wine, and travelling, and incidentally so do her characters. Books have always helped her grow, dream, and heal, and she hopes her books will do the same for you.

http://www.jaycilee.com

Thanks to Harlequin we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us who you’re going to spend your Valentine’s Day Holiday. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.