Tuesday, November 21, 2017

ARE YOU LISTENING? A DARKER SEA: A PREVIEW

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A DARKER SEA
Read by Paul Boehmer
BY JAMES L. HALEY

ABOUT THE AUDIOBOOK:
The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution—the War of 1812.

At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war.

Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java’s pressed American seamen kidnapped into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James L. Haley is the award-winning author of the Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure series, including A Darker Sea and The Shores of Tripoli, as well as numerous books on Native American, Texas, and Western history, and historical and contemporary fiction. His two biographies Sam Houston (2002) and Wolf: The Lives of Jack London (2010), each won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas (2006) won the Fehrenbach Award of the Texas Historical Commission. His most recent nonfiction is Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii (2014). Photo: © Mark Matson Photo

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Monday, November 20, 2017

LET’S GET COZY! A ROOM WITH A BREW: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
A ROOM WITH A BREW
A Brewing Trouble Mystery
BY JOYCE TREMEL

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Disaster is on tap in this all-new mystery from the author of Tangled Up in Brew.

It’s Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh, and brewpub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara is prepping for a busy month at the Allegheny Brew House. To create the perfect atmosphere for the boozy celebration, Max hires an oompah band. But when one of the members from the band turns up dead, it’s up to Max to solve the murder before the festivities are ruined.

Adding to the brewing trouble, Candy, Max’s friend, is acting suspicious… Secrets from her past are fermenting under the surface, and Max must uncover the truth to prove her friend’s innocence. To make matters worse, Jake’s snooty ex-fiancée shows up in town for an art gallery opening, and she’ll be nothing but a barrel of trouble for Max.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joyce Tremel is the author of Tangled Up in Brew and To Brew or Not to Brew. For more than ten years, she was a police secretary. Her fiction has appeared in Mysterical-e, and her nonfiction has been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police magazine. She lives in a suburb of Pittsburgh with her husband and a spoiled cat.
Photo: © Courtesy of the author

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

ARE YOU LISTENING? TYPHOON FURY:A PREVIEW


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TYPHOON FURY
Read by Scott Brick
BY CLIVE CUSSLER AND
BOYD MORRISON

ABOUT THE AUDIOBOOK:
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger when they try to stop a new world war in this thrilling novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.
Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm, and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than 50 previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for AdventureThe Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II. They describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than 60 ships, including the long lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Arizona. Photo: © Christopher Barr

Boyd Morrison is the coauthor, with Clive Cussler, of the Oregon Files novels Typhoon FuryPiranha and The Emperor’s Revenge, and the author of four other books. He is also an actor and engineer, with a doctorate in engineering from Virginia Tech, who has worked on NASA’s space station project at Johnson Space Center and developed several patents at Thomson/RCA. In 2003, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by becoming a Jeopardy! champion. He lives in Seattle. 

PRAISE FOR CLIVE CUSSLER:
“Another rollicking Juan Cabrillo adventure. Nefarious deeds and derring-do from the Monaco Grand Prix to Malta, Germany, Lithuania, Holland, and the Baltic. The exotic weapons-driven, more-threads-than-a-sweater narrative explodes with action, dead bodies hither and you, with Cabrillo making…skin-of-the teeth escapes.”—Kirkus Reviews

“High-octane…The authors keep things moving at a fast pace.”—Publishers Weekly

“A solid and fun entry that showcases what fans love when they pick up one of Cussler’s novels: a wonderful blend of action-adventure and history.”—Associated Press

“In typical Cussler fashion, The Emperor’s Revenge jumps from one exotic locale to another while never lessening in intensity. The characters are interesting, the villains are beyond bad, and it seems that peril exists around every corner. Cussler and Morrison have penned a winning summer thriller that is sure to please fans who have come to expect great things from the Cussler legacy.
—Bookreporter.com 


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

LET’S GET COZY! POTIONS AND PASTRIES: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
POTIONS AND PASTRIES
A Magical Bakery Mystery
BY BAILEY CATES

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble….

It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years.

The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold….


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bailey Cates believes magic is all around us if we only look for it. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery Mysteries. Writing as Bailey Cattrell, she is also the author of the Enchanted Garden Mysteries. Bailey writes about her life on her website saying the following:

I grew up in the West and earned degrees in philosophy and English from Colorado State University before moving to the Pacific Northwest for twenty years (where the Home Crafting Mysteries are set). I've worked at a variety of jobs, including driver's license examiner, bookseller, and newspaper ad manager.

I traveled the world as a localization program manager for Microsoft, but am now back in Colorado where I currently write the Magical Bakery Mysteries and the Enchanted Garden Mysteries. Shotgun Moon is my only standalone, western mystery. I live with my guy and two felines: Cheesecat the Orange and Minerva the asthmatic wonder kitty. 

Like many of my cozy characters, I believe magic is all around us if we only look for it. Having apprenticed with a master herbalist for a year, I'm prone to concocting teas and tinctures for family and friends from the stash of herbs stored in the corner cabinet in my office. I own a working spinning wheel and am on a first name basis with several alpacas and two sheep with questionable dispositions.

For two years, I managed my own soap making company, including product design, manufacturing and marketing. Aromatherapy played a large part in that business, and I have a collection of essential oils next to my herb stash. Unlike the main character in the Enchanted Garden Mysteries, I don't distill my own oils...yet.

When I'm not writing, I love to cook, peruse cookbooks, garden, read, bike and hike the gorgeous terrain outside my door, and have been known to play the occasional round of really bad golf.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

LET’S GET COZY:GHOST TIMES TWO: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
GHOST TIMES TWO
A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel
BY CAROLYN HART

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Carolyn Hart—New York Times bestselling author of Ghost to the Rescue—returns with a new Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel in which one woman shatters the glass ceiling…with a little help from beyond.

Bailey Ruth Raeburn’s latest mission is to guide the spirit of a deceased young man named Jimmy to the next life. But Jimmy is determined to watch over his still-living girlfriend, Megan. As if being haunted by her late boyfriend wasn’t enough, Megan is dealing with an arrogant, manipulative senior partner who threatens to fire Megan’s vulnerable secretary if Megan accepts a partnership at another law firm.

Since Jimmy refuses to move on while Megan is being blackmailed, Bailey Ruth agrees to help him. But after the partner turns up dead and Megan is found at the crime scene, Bailey Ruth and Jimmy must uncover a killer before the love of Jimmy’s life is ordered to spend a lifetime behind bars…


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty-five novels of mystery and suspense including the Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels and the Death on Demand Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She has also been honored with the Amelia Award for significant contributions to the traditional mystery from Malice Domestic and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City, where she enjoys mysteries, walking in the park, and cats. She and her husband, Phil, serve as staff—cat owners will understand—to brother and sister brown tabbies. Photo: © Robert H. Taylor

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GHOST TIMES TWO
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ARE YOU LISTENING? STICKY FINGERS: A PREVIEW

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STICKY FINGERS
The Life and Times of Jann Wenner 
and Rolling Stone Magazine
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris and Joe Hagan
BY JOE HAGAN

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others.

The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone‘s founder, editor, and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail. Joe Hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their handlers; he details the daring journalism (Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O’Rourke) and internecine office politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.

Supplemented by a cache of extraordinary documents and letters from Wenner’s personal archives, Sticky Fingers depicts an ambitious, mercurial, wide-eyed rock and roll fan of who exalts in youth and beauty and learns how to package it, marketing late sixties counterculture as a testament to the power of American youth. The result is a fascinating and complex portrait of man and era, and an irresistible biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JOE HAGAN has written for New York, Rolling StoneThe Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He has published long-form profiles and investigative exposés of some of the most significant figures and subjects of our time, including: Hillary Clinton (her first post-Secretary of State interview), Karl Rove, the Bush family, Henry Kissinger, Dan Rather, Goldman Sachs, The New York Times, and Twitter. He lives in New York with his wife and children. Photo: © Samantha Hunt

PRAISE FOR JOE HAGAN:
“Hagan has delivered a supple, confident, dispassionately reported and deeply well-written biography… Come for the essayist in Hagan, stay for the eye-popping details and artful gossip… It’s a joy to read and feels built to last.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times 
 
“Gripping”—The New Yorker

“Explosive…the book’s dishy back story is already media legend…jaw-dropping…wildly entertaining…delicious and meticulous.” 
—USA Today

“Hagan, to his credit, approached the book not as a rose-tinted ‘authorized biography’ but as a serious work of narrative journalism….He also, through his nuanced portrait of Wenner, shows us how thoroughly the publication reflected its founder, warts and all.”
—The Washington Post

“Hagan creates a moving portrayal of a complicated, brilliant, flawed man who genuinely moved the needle on American culture… An engaging biography and a lasting legacy for the keeper of rock-’n’-roll’s watchtower.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] searingly honest biography… Hagan has provided an entertaining insider’s history of a legendary magazine.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Hagan has fashioned a fascinating biography of acontroversial figure and the iconic publication he started.”
—Booklist (starred review)
 

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