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Night the Lights Went Out by Karen WhiteNight the Lights Went Out by Karen White


Thanks to Lauren Burnstein of Berkley, I am giving away one print copy of Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White.

Description of Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems…. 

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It’s not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren’t helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail. 

Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee–something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past. 

Sugar’s stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother’s seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather’s world. 

In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee’s house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women….

Praise for Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White


“An atmospheric and entertaining look at the friends who keep your secrets—and the friends who keep you guessing until it’s too late.”—Kirkus Reviews

“If Big Little Lies met To Kill A Mockingbird and had a compulsively readable love child, that book would be The Night the Lights Went Out. I couldn’t stop reading!”—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author 

About Karen WhiteNight the Lights Went Out by Karen White


Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Sound of Glass’, ‘A Long Time Gone’, and ‘The Time Between’, among other novels.

Giveaway of Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White


This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on April 28, 2017 midnight pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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O ReadsThanks to Maria Moloney of John Hunt Publishing, I am giving away one print copy of O Reads by John F. Lavelle, PhD.

Description of O Reads by John F. Lavelle, PhD


At fourteen, Cassie Wolphe s way of life in Appalachia is being changed by the influx of modernity/postmodernity. She is in love with Jake McCollum, believes she will marry him and constructs her life around this central act, but like her brother, Ben, Jake rejects a life he believes offers nothing but hard work and poverty.

Forced to make a decision between her love of Jake and her love of the mountains, Cassie finds she can’t leave, a choice which may define her life forever. At once lyrical, emotionally charged, moving and heartbreaking, Oreads is a literary treat that will keep you compelled right to the very last page and beyond.”

About John F. LavelleJohn F. Lavelle, PhD


John F. Lavelle, PhD, has an MA in creative writing and another MA in English. He is an associate professor at Florida Institute of Technology

Giveaway of O Reads by John F. Lavelle


This giveaway is open to the U.S., UK, and Ireland and ends on February 12, 2016 12 AM Pacific.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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8 Year Blogiversary

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 22, 2015
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Wow, I was just reminded that is month is my 8 year blogiversary!  Time flies when your having fun!  Here’s hoping for another 8!  

Thanks to all of my wonderful readersfor following me, commenting, and giving me the energy to continue.  A special thanks to publishers and authors who supply all the books for my reading habit and for the extra books for giveaway!  I know my readers really appreciate it too.  Another very special thanks to my fellow book bloggers who have taught and inspired me!  I seriously would not be here with out all the bloggers who started before me and answered all of my questions on how to… and then proceeded to follow me as well.

Best,