Friday, December 2, 2016

Book Beginnings - 12/2/16

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from THE ORPHAN'S TALE by Pam Jenoff:


Germany, 1944

"The sound comes low like the buzzing of the bees that once chased Papa across the farm and caused him to spend a week swathed in bandages."

I always LOVE Pam Jenoff's books.  Looking forward to starting her newest book.
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Books Finished The Last three Weeks:

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Alexandra Burt

Review will be on February 15, 2017.

A well written book with a good twist.
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LOVE ALICE by Barbara Davis

Review will be on December 13.

Loved the book. 
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Book Blogger Hop - 12/2 - 12/8

 Question of the Week:

What format do you use to set up your giveaways? Rafflecopter, Google, Leave a Comment for an entry, or some other style?

My Answer: 

I truly do not like Rafflecopter and would never put any of my giveaway entrants through all the hoops they have to jump through to enter.

I myself will NOT enter anything that uses Rafflecopter.  I know I miss out, but I can't take the time to go through all those steps.
Leaving a comment is an ok way, but difficult to choose a winner.

My format of choice is a Google Form.  It is a very easy way to keep track of entries and makes it easy to choose a winner.  

Looking forward to everyone's comments and especially comments about Rafflecopter.  :)



Friendly Fill-Ins - 12/2/16

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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Friday Fill-Ins:

1. I have a hard time finding a gift for ______.
 

2. I have no problem finding a gift for______.


3. One of the best gifts I ever gave was            .

4. One of the best gifts I ever received was            .

  
My Answers:

1.  I have a hard time finding a gift for my son since he is grown so we usually just give him money or gift certificates to his favorite stores. 

2.  I have no problem finding a gift for my husband.

3.  One of the best gifts I ever gave was to pay off a utility bill for a family member.

4.  One of the best gifts I ever received was a grateful thank you. 





Tuesday, November 29, 2016

International Giveaway and Spotlight of Secondhand Smoke by M. Louis

I am pleased to feature M. Louis on Silver's Reviews today as we take a look at his book, Secondhand Smoke.

ENJOY your visit with  M. Louis and the excerpt from his book.
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All Information Below Is Courtesy of Mindbuck Media Book Publicity and Rebecca Kelley.
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ABOUT SECONDHAND SMOKE


Set on the espresso-stained streets of Portland, a simple missing person case is just the beginning of a trail of danger and intrigue that leads to crooked cops, drug dealers, and a love affair on the run.

Running for his life wasn’t exactly what Portland PI, Jake Brand, had in mind when he accepted his latest client—but that’s exactly what he and Sarah, his best friend and assistant, find themselves doing in this heart-pounding sequel to ANGEL’S DEVIL

Deception, fueled by money, begins when a beautiful woman throws down serious cash for Jake to find her missing boyfriend. Violence follows when Jake and Sarah discover the couple is connected to a hacker who colors outside the lines, a beautiful pharmaceutical sales rep, a slimy cop who can’t take a punch, and a federal agent bent on hiding the truth. They all know too much—and soon enough, so do Jake and Sarah. 

In the midst of the danger, Jake finds time to annoy his yoga instructorand fall for the woman with more secrets than answers.
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PRAISE FOR SECONDHAND SMOKE

“Jake Brand is an easy hero to root for in this intriguing and entertaining thriller.” —Clarion

“...endlessly entertaining in any situation, especially the perilous kind.”  — Kirkus 

“SECONDHAND SMOKE is intriguing and entertaining, with enough narrative tension and action to keep the pages turning.”
— Jeannine Chartier Hanscom, Foreward Reviews
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ABOUT M. LOUIS


M. Louis’s writing career began with a tweet. Convinced he could gain more Twitter followers for his successful public accounting firm by using fiction, he began to tweet what would become his first crime-thriller series. Within months, a few ideas for tweets blossomed into a full-fledged, action-packed crime-thriller series including ANGEL’S DEVIL and SECONDHAND SMOKE. He has plans to release the third book next year.

A native Oregonian, M. Louis is currently a resident of Lake Oswego, a suburb of Portland. He’s married, has three children and one grand-dog.

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Connect with M. Louis:
Twitter:
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Buy Links:





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An Audible Excerpt from Secondhand Smoke:



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Monday, November 28, 2016

Mailbox Monday - 11/28/16

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.
Here’s a shout out to the new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit 

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.
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On Monday, November 21, I received:

1.  THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable, courtesy of Katie Bassel of St. Martin's.



Love Ms. Gable's books.  What a gorgeous cover.


It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 11/28/16

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

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I am on my way home, but will try to visit everyone.
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Books Completed the last three weeks:

LOVE ALICE by Barbara Davis - review on December 13.

 

Love Ms. Davis' books.  This book was wonderful.
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THE SECRETS YOU KEEP by Kate White - review on March 21, 2017.

Another excellent mystery by Kate White.  :) 


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A SIMPLE FAVOR by Darcey Bell - review on March 16, 2017.

OOOOOO....very good. A very unlikable main character 

 
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Book Currently Reading:

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Alexandra Burt - review will be on February 15, 2017

Books Up Next: 

THE ORPHAN'S TALE by Pam Jenoff - review will be on February 21, 2017.

I LOVE her books...so excited. 
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THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable - review will be on May 9, 2017.

 
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ORPHAN NUMBER EIGHT by Kim van Alkemade

   
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THE TSARINA'S LEGACY by Jennifer Laam

 
How was your reading week?

What books do you like from my list, and what books have you read that we SHOULD know about?

THANKS for stopping. 







Friday, November 25, 2016

Book Beginnings - 11/25/16

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Alexandra Burt:


"They stopped once for the night, in Albuquerque.  The name of the city intrigued the girl, so she looked it up in the encyclopedia she carried with her.  It was her prized possession."

Not too far into the book, but I am liking it.
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I am out of town, but will try to visit everyone's posts.

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was good.
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Books Finished The Last three Weeks:

LOVE ALICE by Barbara Davis:

Review will be on December 13.

Loved the book. 
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THE SECRETS YOU KEEP by Kate White

Another good mystery by Kate White.

Review will be on March 21, 2017.
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A SIMPLE FAVOR by Darcey Bell


LOVED this book...a fantastic psychological thriller.

Review will be on March 16, 2017

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