Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spotlight and Giveaway of Law and Addiction by Mike Papantonio


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All information in this post is courtesy of Andrea Stein of Jane Wesman Public Relations
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Jane Wesman Public relations is Celebrating The Release of:

LAW AND ADDICTION
by
MIKE PAPANTONIO

 
With a USA Giveaway!!
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LAW AND ADDICTION is based on Papantonio's experiences fighting Big Pharma on behalf of hundreds of Americans devastated by the opioid crisis.

Greedy Drug Executives. Corrupt County Officials. Violent Kidnappers.

Can A Rookie Lawyer And His Tough-As-Nails Mentor Bring Down The Villains Who Opened Pandora’s Box In The Name Of Corporate Profits?

Novelist Mike Papantonio Depicts America’s Deadly Opioid Epidemic In His Spellbinding Thriller LAW AND ADDICTION.
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PRAISE FOR LAW AND ADDICTION:

"Law And Addiction will not only satisfy readers who devour thrillers, but also stands as a testament on how to challenge and rollback the opioid epidemic still facing the nation.” —Misanthropester
 
"Kudos to Mike Papantonio, author of Law And Addiction for writing such a captivating, intriguing, enthralling, suspenseful, page-turning, riveting, unpredictable, and thought-provoking novel . . . I couldn’t put this book down. Many things seem so shocking. I would highly recommend (Law And Addiction) for those readers who enjoy an action-packed thriller that leaves you thinking.”  —Linda’s Book Obsession
 
“I’ve read other legal thrillers by Mike Papantonio so was excited for Law And Addiction. It did not disappoint! His suspenseful novels always have realistic details, since the author is a respected lawyer who takes on cases involving corporate crime.”
— Mama Likes This

“A fictional tour de force . . . Bravo!”
– Alan Russell, bestselling author of Burning Man and Guardians of the Night
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ABOUT LAW AND ADDICTION:

 

When LAW AND ADDICTION opens, Jake Rutledge — a week away from law school graduation — is shattered by the death of his paternal twin, due to a drug overdose.  

Jake returns to his hometown of Oakley, West Virginia, to discover that the entire region has been ravaged by an epidemic insidiously planned and carried out by America’s most powerful pharmaceutical companies.  

Determined to seek justice, the rookie lawyer joins forces with an indomitable, "tough as a two-dollar steak” attorney known for his winning tactics against corporate wrongdoers. Together, the pair seek to unravel a complex scheme involving death threats, bribes, and unlawful property seizures.
  
LAW AND ADDICTION is real-life drama at its finest, and Mike Papantonio is a truth-teller, a crusader who uses fiction to entertain and inform his readers about some of the most pressing issues of our time. 

In each of his thrillers, from Law and Disorder to Law and Vengeance, and now LAW AND ADDICTION, he lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans — and that are rarely covered by the national media.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mike Papantonio is a crusader who uses fiction to entertain and inform readers about some of the most pressing issues of our times.  In each of his legal thrillers – from Law and Disorder to Law and Vengence, and now LAW AND ADDICTION – he lays bare the conspiracies and white-collar crimes that hurt ordinary Americans.

A senior partner at Levin Papantonio, he’s taken on Big Pharma, tobacco companies, and the automobile industry, among others.  One of the youngest trial lawyers to have been inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, Papantonio is also a distinguished media presence as one of the hosts of the syndicated Ring of Fire radio show and as the host of American Lawyer on RT America network. 

A skilled musician and athlete, Papantonio is based in Pensacola, Florida. To learn more, visit:
www.mikepapantonio.com
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GIVEAWAY:

I am partnering with ANDREA J. STEIN OF JANE WESMAN PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY.

NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR THE GIVEAWAY, BUT PLEASE FOLLOW MY BLOG.

USA ONLY
APRIL 18 - 25
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spotlight and Giveaway of The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian


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All information in this post is courtesy of Loren Jaggers of Penguin Random House.
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Penguin Random House is Celebrating The April 16 Release of:

THE GREAT PRETENDERS
by
LAURA KALPAKIAN
 
With a USA Giveaway!!
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THE GREAT PRETENDERS is a sweeping, unforgettable new novel featuring an ambitious, determined heroine who dares to fight for blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood.

Featuring an amazing protagonist coupled with the sharp writing Kalpakian has come to be known for, I think this one will definitely appeal to fans of classic Hollywood and readers of Melanie Benjamin, Fiona Davis, and Beatriz Williams. 

THE GREAT PRETENDERS is a riveting novel that resonates in today’s world, and reminds us that some things are worth fighting for.
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PRAISE FOR THE GREAT PRETENDERS:

Touching on everything from politically motivated witch hunts to racism, Kalpakian's timely tale vividly evokes 1950s Los Angeles.”—Booklist 
 
“What a good book! Engagingly readable, full of Golden Age of Hollywood glitz—and a wonderful story of idealism, courage and the price of love. Enjoyed every page!”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander 

“In her riveting new novel, Laura Kalpakian has given us a heroine to cheer for in this juicy tale of Hollywood. Roxanne Granville’s journey from diffident daughter of privilege to boundary-shattering career woman who takes on both the Hollywood blacklist and the racial prejudices of the early Civil Rights era is breathtaking and moving, even epic.—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Girls in the Picture 

“Deeply moving, intelligent and charming, this is a story to savor. “—Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water’s End 

“Kalpakian has written a timely story that deftly deals with racism and the fight for justice. THE GREAT PRETENDERS is poignant, touching and often filled with laugh-out-loud wit.”—Renée Rosen, author of Park Avenue Summer 

“A fascinating journey into the intrigues and hypocrisies of 1950s Hollywood, coupled with an indomitable heroine who dares to shatter the rules. Exciting, fast-paced, and revelatory.”—C.W. Gortner, author of The Romanov Empress and Mademoiselle Chanel
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ABOUT THE GREAT PRETENDERS:

Outraged by her grandfather's illicit affair with Empire Pictures’ latest femme fatale, Roxanne Granville forsakes her position as Hollywood royalty and rejects the man who raised her, determined to strike out on her own. Backed by little more than the stubborn grit she inherited from her beloved grandmother, Roxanne sets up shop as a low-budget film agent for budding screenwriters.

When an old friend, exiled from Hollywood and Empire Pictures by her grandfather for being a Communist sympathizer, begs for her help, Roxanne decides to right the wrongs committed by her family by selling his script under someone else’s name. After all, it’s what her grandmother would have wanted.

Soon Roxanne finds herself at the helm of a lucrative business, having landed her secret clients a handful of major studio deals through willing front men. Her newfound freedom leads her to a passionate relationship with Terrence Dexter, an African American journalist and jazz aficionado. But Hollywood is ruthless when it senses a scandal. How long will it take before all of Roxanne's success comes crumbling down?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Laura Kalpakian has won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award (twice), the Anahid Award for an American writer of Armenian descent, the PEN West Award, and the Stand International Short Fiction Competition. 
She has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Montalvo Center for the Arts, and Hawthornden Castle in Scotland.

She is the author of multiple novels and over a hundred stories published in collections, anthologies, literary journals and magazines in the U.S. and the U.K. A native of California, Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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GIVEAWAY:

I am partnering with LOREN JAGGERS OF PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE FOR THIS GIVEAWAY.

Not a requirement for the giveaway, but please follow my blog.

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April 17 - 24
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Giveaway and Re-post of My Review of DREAMS OF FALLING




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I am partnering with Lauren Burnstein and Tara O'Connor of Penguin Random House for this GIVEAWAY and review re-post.
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Penguin Random House is Celebrating The Paperback Release of:

DREAMS OF FALLING
by
KAREN WHITE


With a USA Giveaway!!

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REVIEW RE-POST: 

Larkin needed to come home from New York because her mother was missing.

What she found was that over the years a lot of things were missing and quite a few things were kept secret.

Larkin found secrets about her mother and her family at every turn.

When she asked why she wasn’t told, the answer was ignored or she was told to wait until her mother, Ivy, wakes up and to ask her.

Larkin wondered how long she would have to wait for her mother to wake up.  She also wondered how long until she found out everything.

Ivy had been found near death at the old homestead, Carrowmore, underneath a rotting staircase.

Carrowmore had been a favorite childhood place of her mother and her friends where they put "wishes on ribbons" into the opening of a tree.As the book continued, the plot thickened, and Larkin kept finding out more and more about what had been kept from her and how some close family members were not as they appeared.

DREAMS OF FALLING was a bit confusing at first in the character department.  It took me a while to figure out who belonged to who and what their connections were.  The connections became more tricky and quite intriguing as things were revealed.

We learn of the secrets kept and of the lives of the main characters by going back to 1951 and then returning to 2010.  I really enjoyed seeing the three friends in their youth.  Their current lives didn’t seem as exciting, but their youth and family history as with all of us had a major influence on their lives now and the paths they had chosen.

DREAMS OF FALLING started out not feeling like Karen White’s usual books because of the confusing character problem, but once the book got going, the familiar writing, the marvelous story line, the Southern charm, and warm characters made its appearance and made the story line completely wonderful and enjoyable as always.

DREAMS OF FALLING is another marvelous treat.  

 
Despite the confusion with the characters at the beginning, DREAMS OF FALLING is another Karen White masterpiece that pulls you in and keeps you loving each turn of the page.
I hope you enjoy it too. 5/5

I received an Advanced Reader of this book.  It was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.
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GIVEAWAY:

I am partnering with Lauren Burnstein and Tara O'Connor of Penguin Random House for this giveaway:


NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR THE GIVEAWAY, BUT PLEASE FOLLOW MY BLOG.


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March 13 -20
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Monday, April 15, 2019

Upcoming Reads


A bit scary to think these are all promised reviews, but I am looking forward to reading each and every one.
And that is only HALF of them.  😊

Have you read any already or are you planning to read any of these titles?

It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 4/15/2019

 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, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed:

EMILY GONE by Bette Lee Crosby - review will be on April 29 - finished April 13.

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book.

 
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THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA by Juliet Grames - review will be on May 7, 2019 - finished on April 11.

If you are Italian, you will want to read this book.

 
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THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU by Liv Constantine - review will be on May 6, 2019 - finished on April 7.

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NEVER HAVE I EVER by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 30 - finished on April 2.


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PARK AVENUE SUMMER by Renee Rosen - review will be on April 30, 2019 - finished on March 29.
 
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LITTLE DARLINGS by Melanie Golding - review will be on April 25, 2019 - finished on March 23. 

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MY LOVELY WIFE by Samantha Downing - review is in the book's title.

You HAVE to read this book to believe what the characters do.  A great debut and a good thriller. 

 
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THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth - review will be on April 23 - finished March 15. 

A domestic suspense.

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LITTLE LOVELY THINGS by Maureen Joyce Connolly - review is in the book's title.

An amazing debut. 

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THE BOOKSHOP OF THE BROKEN HEARTED by - review is in the book's title.

Quirky characters, but interesting story line. 

  
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Book Currently Reading:

THE MISSING YEARS by Lexie Elliott - review and giveaway will be on May 12, 2019.

  
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Books Up Next:

THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker - review will be on May 14, 2019.
 

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THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER by Kaira Rouda - review will be on May 21.

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WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel - review will be on May 23, 2019.

 
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THE SUMMER COUNTRY by Lauren Willig - review will be on June 4.

  
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ASHES by Sharon Gloger Friedman - review will be on June 10. 
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THOSE PEOPLE by Louise Candlish - review will be on June 11.

 
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THE FIRST MISTAKE by Sandie Jones - review will be on June 12.

 
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GIRL IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR by Kelsey Rae Dimberg - review will be on June 17.

 
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 THE LAST HOUSE GUEST by Megan Miranda - review will be on June 18.

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DEAR WIFE by Kimberly Belle - review will be on June 25.
 
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THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Erina Bridget Ring - review will be on June 26.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40879165-the-neighborhood?ac=1&from_search=true
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LAYOVER by David Bell - review will be on July 3.

 
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THE GOLDEN HOUR by Beatriz Williams - review will be on July 9.

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BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly - review will be on July 10.

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STRANGER ON THE BEACH by Michelle Campbell - review will be on July 23.

 
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THE CHELSEA GIRLS by Fiona Davis - review will be on July 31.

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BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE by Rea Frey - review will be on August 5.

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THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY by Mary Doria Russell - review will be on August 6.
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THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE by Susan  Wiggs - review will be on August 20.


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29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan - review will be on September 10.

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THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan - review will be on September 12.

  
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RED SKY IN THE MORNING by J. Walter Ring - review will be on September 26.

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