THE GRAY MAN by Mark Greaney – Spotlight & Giveaway

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A couple of weeks ago, I told you about Mark Greaney’s new novel, ONE MINUTE OUT (Berkley). The protagonist is called the GRAY MAN, a.k.a Courtland “Court” Gentry. He’s an exciting combination of Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan. He’s the assassin you just love to love. I enjoyed ONE MINUTE OUT so much I had to go back and read Greaney’s first book, introducing the GRAY MAN.

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The Gray Man was first introduced in 2009 in the novel, THE GRAY MAN. I flipped through that novel in record time. Talk about action… It’s like a gun has been shot and you keep reading until the last page.

Don’t believe me? This is what Lee Child has to say.
“Hard, fast, and unflinching—exactly what a thriller should be.”—Lee Child

To those who lurk in the shadows, he’s known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always.

But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.

But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive…

A feature film adaptation of THE GRAY MAN is in development at Sony Pictures. It can’t be produced fast enough.

Mark Greaney’s debut international thriller, THE GRAY MAN, was published in 2009 and became a national bestseller and a highly sought-after Hollywood property.

Seven subsequent Gray Man novels have been released to date, including MISSION CRITICAL.

Mark is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of seven Tom Clancy novels, including his most recent TOM CLANCY TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE. He collaborated with Tom Clancy on three Jack Ryan novels before Tom’s death in 2013.

On July 16th, 2019, RED METAL, a military thriller written by Mark Greaney and Lt Col Hunter R. Rawlings, USMC, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Mark’s books are published in several languages and are also available as audiobooks.

Mark has a degree in International Relations and Political Science. In his research for the Gray Man and Jack Ryan novels he has traveled to dozens of countries, visited the Pentagon, military bases, and many Washington, D.C. Intelligence agencies, and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics.

Mark lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his two Catahoula Leopard dogs, Lobo and Ziggy.

http://www.markgreaneybooks.com

Thanks to Berkley we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you LOVE about special-ops thrillers… I like the whole good versus evil government angle thing. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

** HARLEQUIN romances are on sale ** HARLEQUIN romances are on sale **

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If you’re one of the many peeps out there with time on your hands to read, we have some great news. Harlequin is hosting a 50% off ebook sale on all of their March 2020 Harlequin Series titles (that’s 104 titles, with many including multi-title bundles!). They are on-sale now and currently, they don’t have an end-date for the sale.

   Harlequin.com: https://books.harlequin.com/pages/romance-ebooks?view=grid&isort=date+re

   Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/harlequinstore

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THE EIGHTH GIRL by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung – Spotlight & Giveaway

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 Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s debut novel, THE EIGHTH GIRL (WilliamMorrow) is an unsettling, seductive psychological thriller about a young woman with multiple personalities who is drawn into London’s hellish underworld when she becomes entangled with a man who has an abominable secret.

One woman, multiple personas. But which one is telling the truth?

Beautiful. Damaged. Destructive. Meet Alexa Wú, a brilliant yet darkly self-aware young woman whose chaotic life is manipulated and controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her shrink Daniel; her stepmother Anna; and her enigmatic best friend Ella. The perfect trio of trust.

When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman’s club, she catches the attention of its shark-like owner and is gradually drawn into his inner circle. As Alexa’s world becomes intimately entangled with Ella’s, she soon finds herself the unwitting keeper of a nightmarish secret. With no one to turn to and lives at stake, she follows Ella into London’s cruel underbelly on a daring rescue mission. Threatened and vulnerable, Alexa will discover whether her multiple personalities are her greatest asset, or her most dangerous obstacle.

Electrifying and breathlessly compulsive, The Eighth Girl is an omnivorous examination of life with mental illness and the acute trauma of life in a misogynist world. With bingeable prose and a clinician’s expertise, Chung’s psychological debut deftly navigates the swirling confluence of identity, innocence, and the impossible fracturing weights that young women are forced to carry, causing us to question: Does the truth lead to self-discovery, or self-destruction?

THE EIGHTH GIRL has been optioned by Netflix.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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About Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

Maxine Mei-Fung Chun > is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Trained in the arts, she worked as a Creative Director for ten years at Condé Nast, The Sunday Times and The Times. She lives in London with her son. The Eighth Girl is her first novel.

Find out more about her at her website, and connect with her on Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us something about your childhood – something good! We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

#theeighthgirl @tlcbooktours @williammorrowbooks @author_maxinemeifungchung.

WHO RESCUED WHO by Victoria Schade – Spotlight & Giveaway

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FYI: TODAY IS NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!

Don’t even get me started on how cute the cover of WHO RESCUED WHO (Berkley) is. It’s a delightful novel any four-legged lover will love. Where can you turn when the world turns against you? When Elizabeth Barnes’ life fell apart she never imagined that she’d be rescued by a new friend on four paws.

The plan was simple: Elizabeth would ignore the fact that she was unjustly fired from her dream job, fly across the pond to settle an unexpected inheritance in her father’s home country and quickly return to reclaim her position among the Silicon Valley elite.

But when Elizabeth stumbles upon an abandoned puppy, she’s shocked to realize that her brief trip to England might turn into an extended stay. Her strict itinerary is upended completely by the pup’s dogged devotion, and soon the loveable puppy helps her to connect with a tight-knit community of new friends on two legs and four, from the aunt and uncle she didn’t know existed, to a grumpy coffee shop owner to two very opinionated sheep. Along the way Elizabeth is confronted by long-kept family secrets, hard truths about her former life and a new romance that might lead her to question everything she knows about love. Because sometimes rescue magic happens on both ends of the leash.

I just love reading books about relationships with our four-legged friends and family. They’re always full of heart-felt love and genuine humor! Ruff! Ruff!

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Victoria Schade is all about dogs! She is a trainer, author and speaker. She has worked both in front of and behind the camera on Animal Planet, as a co-host on the program “Faithful Friends” and as a trainer and wrangler on the channel’s popular Puppy Bowl specials for the past nine years. She frequently serves as a resource for the media, including the CBS Early Show, The Smithsonian Channel, WEtv, and Fox. Victoria has contributed to Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Bark, The Washington Post, and many dog-specific publications. She currently serves as a training and behavior expert for Pet360.com.

http://www.victoriaschade.com

WHO RESCUED WHO will be published tomorrow.

We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about your four legged furry loved one. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

SWEET JANE by Joanne Kukanza Easley – Spotlight & Giveaway

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Mother-daughter relationships – we’ve had a few books with this theme recently. Never an easy subject.  Now comes  Joanne Kukanza Easley’s, SWEET JANE.
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Thanks to Joanne we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us a bit about your childhood growing up. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please

THE SEA of LOST GIRLS by Carol Goodman – Spotlight & Giveaway


Since we’re still enjoying thrillers, here’s a new one for you by Carol Goodman. THE SEA of LOST GIRLS (WilliamMorrow) is a twisty, harrowing story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman’s carefully hidden past might destroy her future.

Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she’s the wife to a respected professor at an elite boarding school, where she also teaches. Her seventeen-year-old son, Rudy, whose dark moods and complicated behavior she’s long worried about, seems to be thriving: he has a lead role in the school play and a smart and ambitious girlfriend. Tess tries not to think about the mistakes she made eighteen years ago, and mostly, she succeeds.

And then one more morning she gets a text at 2:50 AM: it’s Rudy, asking for help. When Tess picks him up she finds him drenched and shivering, with a dark stain on his sweatshirt. Four hours later, Tess gets a phone call from the Haywood school headmistress: Lila Zeller, Rudy’s girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before.

As the investigation into Lila’s death escalates, Tess finds her family attacked on all sides. What first seemed like a tragic accidental death is turning into something far more sinister, and not only is Tess’s son a suspect but her husband is a person of interest too. But Lila’s death isn’t the first blemish on Haywood’s record, and the more Tess learns about Haywood’s fabled history, the more she realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Carol Goodman

Carol Goodman is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, and teaches writing and literature at the New School and SUNY New Paltz.

Find out more about Carol on her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks to TLC BookTours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us the most recent thriller you’ve read and what you thought about it. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

#WilliamMorrow #TheSeaofLostGirls #thriller @TlCBookTours @CarolGoodman

 

 

DARLING ROSE GOLD by Stephanie Wrobel – Spotlight & Giveaway

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Mothers never forget. Daughters never forgive.

Nothing is more complicated than the relationship between a mother and daughter. Bring in a little attempted murder and you have Stephanie Wrobel’s DARLING ROSE GOLD (Berkley).

For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.

Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.

After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.

Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she’s forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.

Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling…

And she’s waited such a long time for her mother to come home.

I really enjoyed this book, read it in one sitting. The juxtaposition of the cover art versus what is between the pages is very clever.I love the whole “mommy dearest” angle. I look forward to reading more of Stephanie’s work.

*****

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Stephanie’s Words:

After getting my bachelor’s degree in strategic communication, I worked as a copywriter, then associate creative director, for advertising agencies in Chicago. During this time, I wrote and helped produce television and radio spots, print ads, billboards, and digital campaigns for brands like Coors, McDonald’s, and Capital One.

In 2014 I moved to London, so my then-boyfriend/now-husband could attend business school. A year later, while I was between freelance copywriting jobs and in a major rut, I applied to graduate schools for creative writing. I decided to give writing my all for a couple years and see what happened. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

I moved to Boston to attend Emerson College in 2016. Before grad school, I would come up with a book idea, write a chapter or two, then give up. The MFA program made me take writing seriously for the first time. I had my first short story published in the Bellevue Literary Review and accrued 221 rejections for all the other stories I wrote and submitted. (It pains me to report that number is not an exaggeration.) By the end of the program, I’d finished my first novel, which was also my graduate thesis, about a mother and daughter named Patty and Rose Gold Watts.

In May 2018 I moved back to London with my husband and Cockapoo, Moose Barkwinkle. Much to my parents’ dismay, we have no plans to move stateside in the near future. When I’m not writing, I love to travel—44 countries so far!—and eat. But my favorite way to spend my free time always has been, and always will be, reading.

Thanks to Berkley we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us the best novel you’ve read about a mother and daughter relationship. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

DARLING ROSE GOLD will be published Tuesday.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

#DarlingRoseGold @Berkley @StephanieWrobel #thriller #mothers #daughters @psychologicalthriller