Laina will be promoting her new social media website for women www.chiczofrenic.com and signing copies of her first novel Stilettos and Scoundrels. In the new mystery, which was just released this March, the reader is introduced to Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red-head. Readers follow Presley as she investigates a US senator’s murder and reignites old passions with a high school beau—all while looking fabulous. Wine and fingerfoods will be…See More
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Eve and Ed move from England to New York city. Ed is busy with his new job, Eve is bored and sad. She is pulled from her loneliness by a 78 year old neighbor Violet. They become great friends. The apartment building on New York's Upper East Side is filled with interesting characters, with lives intersecting and clashing.This is very entertaining and you will become involved with this group. As a book club pick, there is much to discuss. Cheating, forgiveness, friendship and what makes a family.…See More
Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry will haunt you long after you turn the last page.This Gothic tale is about twins and ghosts.Elseth Noblin dies of cancer in London. She leaves her apartment to her two 20 year old nices. Julia and Valentina Poole are the children of her twin sister, Edie. To inherit the place they must live in it for a year and their parents may never set foot in it. To add to the creepiness, the apartment is next to the Highgate Cemetery.I found the ghosts far more…See More
This is possibly the perfect book club book.Every year, on the first Monday in December twelve women get together to share cookies, recipes and stories. The past year has been very eventful for many of the members. Some express joy, others sadness, and one the terrible loss of a son. They listen, laugh and cry. Their bond strengthens each of the women as they get ready to move on to another year and look forward to another Cookie Club meeting.I loved the format. Each chapter highlights one of…See More
I was a book buyer/ book seller for many years. With the help of a great woman, Susan, we had many author signings and book events. I still get advance reading copies from a couple of publishers. I review them for their website and for GoodReads and usually Powell's or Amazon.com. I'm in the process of setting up a website.
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On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
"Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying."
Praise for the novels of Bernice L. McFadden:
"Searing and expertly imagined." - Toni Morrison
"Vivid." - The New York Times
"Eloquent..." (McFadden) is a talent worth watching." - The Washington Post
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.
Please spread the word!
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I just finished reading Drawing in the Dust by Zoe Klein. Quite possibly the best book I've read so far this year. I'll be writing a review for the publisher and will post one here too. I really loved it.
Hi Jan, I want to introduce you to my new book release, “THE HUMAN HANDBOOK" which is a step-by-step guide on how to unlock the power of your mind to accomplish anything you desire. Please visit www.humanhandbook.ning.com to read excerpts from the book. I'd be honored if you'd choose to write a review for your blog or the Amazon website. It’s a “quick read” so please let me know and I will send you an advance readers copy in PDF format for your review. Thank you, in advance for your interest.
Hi Jan, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.
Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."
Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.