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Giveaway: The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O’Brien

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 31, 2012
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Thanks to Amy Bruno of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for making this giveaway possible.

Book Description:

Publication Date:  September 18, 2012 | Ballantine Books | 368p

A nation shattered by its president’s murder. Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy. A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him

From award-winning journalist Timothy L. O’Brien comes a gripping historical thriller that poses a provocative question: What if the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was wider and more sinister than we ever imagined?

In late spring of 1865, as America mourns the death of its leader, Washington, D.C., police detective Temple McFadden makes a startling discovery. Strapped to the body of a dead man at the B&O Railroad station are two diaries, two documents that together reveal the true depth of the Lincoln conspiracy. Securing the diaries will put Temple’s life in jeopardy—and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war.

Temple’s quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War–era capital, into bawdy houses and back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner. Aided by an underground network of friends—and by his wife, Fiona, a nurse who possesses a formidable arsenal of medicinal potions—Temple must stay one step ahead of Lafayette Baker, head of the Union Army’s spy service. Along the way, he’ll run from or rely on Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s fearsome secretary of war; the legendary Scottish spymaster Allan Pinkerton; abolitionist Sojourner Truth; the photographer Alexander Gardner; and many others.

Bristling with twists and building to a climax that will leave readers gasping, The Lincoln Conspiracy offers a riveting new account of what truly motivated the assassination of one of America’s most beloved presidents—and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion.

About Timothy O’Brien:

Timothy L. O’Brien is the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, where he edited the 2012 Pulitzer Prize–winning series about wounded war veterans, “Beyond the Battlefield.” Previously, he was an editor and reporter at The New York Times. There, he helped to lead a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. O’Brien, a graduate of Georgetown University, holds three master’s degrees — in US History,Business and Journalism — all from Columbia University. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.

Timothy O’Brien’s Website: www.timothylobrien.com

This giveaway is open to the U. S. only and ends on November 14. 2012.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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Giveaway: Barefoot In the Rain by Roxanne St Claire

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 31, 2012
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Thanks to Jihan Antoine of Forever Romance, I am giving away 2 copies.

Book Description:

New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire has returned with her second book of the contemporary romance,Barefoot Bay QuartetBAREFOOT IN THE RAIN. (October 30, 2012)

Famous “Lifecoach to the Stars” Jocelyn Bloom is entangled in scandal and desperate to go into hiding away from sunny California. When her friends offer her refuge at Barefoot Bay, Jocelyn doesn’t even hesitate… even though Barefoot Bay is the one place that she wishes that she could forget.

Years ago, she left Barefoot Bay with a broken heart and a promise to stay away from Will Palmer to keep him safe.  Now, nothing about the tiny island off the coast of Florida is quite how she remembers it, especially Will.

To Will Palmer, Guy Bloom is more than the elderly, senile neighbor he looks after – he is the last connection to Jocelyn, the woman Will loved and lost. After Will reunites with Jocelyn again for the first time, it doesn’t go smoothly. Shocked by the change in her father’s personality, Jocelyn struggles to reconcile her dark childhood with her father who has grown close to Will.

Jocelyn has guided countless clients to happiness – but can she do the same for her own?


Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels. She currently writes romance for Grand Central/Forever, including the popular “Guardian Angelinos” series and also penned an eight-book award winning series called The Bullet Catchers. Next year, Delacorte Press will release her first Young Adult novel, which has been optioned as a feature film.  She resides in Florida. Visit her website: www.roxannestclaire.com

This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on November 14, 2012.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.


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Book Description:
Publisher: Quiet Owl Books, July 31, 2012
Category: Children’s Literature, Fantasy
Tour Dates: November, 2012
Available in: Print, 272 pages
Somewhere out in the Sombrero Galaxy, Tilda Pinkerton–mystical maker of mysterious, magnificent, magical hats–is being hunted by the Keeper of Darkness.
Yet Tilda simply does not recall, at all, after taking a tremendous fall.
No one on Ooleeoo, where Tilda crash-landed, knows she is from another planet. Only Star Jumper Randy can tell her—but he’s light years away, frantically searching for his missing love, desperate that without her, the entire galaxy soon may be lost.
Even in the middle of cosmic danger, Tilda loves to create hats, for which she has a rare and uncanny knack. All who receive them sparkle, in fact—and spark their innermost talent. With a Tilda hat, people can suddenly do whatever they dream of, causing brilliant ideas to grow madly.
With Gladys the toad, who thinks she’s a cat, and Frank the fish, who lives in her hat, Tilda must discover who she is and what her enemy wants from her so badly.
But the Mayor of Moodle has other plans, including a ban on all wearing of hats, everywhere on Ooleeoo. His dark and forbidding actions seem to coincide with something unworldly, threatening all with a nameless dread and slowly blacking out the sky. With Ooleeoo itself turning upside down, how can anyone survive?
In this first in a series of Tilda Pinkerton adventures, Tilda must fight the battle of her life and risk all—even the galaxy and stars—by revealing her most electrifying secret.
Written for children but adults enjoy it too!
See the Trailer: http://youtu.be/BoQounZdFPM
My Thoughts: Most of you know that I don’t usually get wooed by a book cover.  I think to myself oh that’s a nice cover, but what’s between it.  I also rarely read fantasy, although I did as a child.  Books like James and the Giant Peach has stayed with me all these years.  Any way, I have to admit, I fell for the cover for The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton.  I had to have it!
Boy, am I glad I fell for the cover!  What’s inside is so good.  It captured my imagination and reminded me why I read fantasy books as a kid.  I would certainly rank Tilda right up there with James, no question.
Angela Shelton’s imagination is fertile ground for her literary adventure with Tilda.  The writing was so crisp and vivid that the book played like a move in my head.  The characters just jump off the page and come to life.  
The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton is also set up as a learning experience for children to build their vocabulary.  So it’s both fun and educational.  I highly recommend this book!
About Angela Shelton:
Angela Shelton is an author, actor, blogger and public speaker. She has been writing since she was eight years old. Her first novel was adapted into the movie Tumbleweeds. Angela won a regional Emmy award for her portrayal of Safe Side Superchick in The Safe Side video series created by Baby Einstein’s Julie Clark and America’s Most Wanted’s John Walsh. After living in Los Angeles for over a decade, Angela left the big city for a one-light country town to marry her first love and fulfill her dream of writing books in a barn house.
Find out how Angela has incorporated the character of Tilda Pinkerton into an entire line of book projects, each geared towards a different age group at  www.MagicHatShop.com
Angela Shelton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelasheltonAngela Shelton on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AngelaSheltonFanPageTilda Pinkerton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tildapinkerton

Thanks to Angela Shelton, I am giving away one print copy.  This giveaway ends on December 1, 2012 and is open to the U.S. and Canada.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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Alternate Readality Nov 12 Review                                        

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Book Lover’s Library  Nov 14  Author Guest Post

Books & More Books Nov 14 Review                                    

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The Top Shelf Nov 19 Review                                   

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Turning the Pages Nov 22 Review                                          

Turning the Pages Nov 23 Interview & Giveaway

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Sweet Southern Home Nov 27 Review                                   

Book & Movie Dimension Nov 28 Review & Giveaway                                            

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