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Book Giveaway! Win a hardcover copy of BLOOD TIES by Nicholas Guild

Tor/Forge Books is giving Three lucky readers of my blog a chance to win a copy of BLOOD TIES by Nicholas Guild

(Limited to readers who live in the U.S. and Canada)

Book Description

blood ties hc mech.inddIn BLOOD TIES, Guild explores in true psychologically thrilling fashion, the complexity of relationships and the chilling motives of what drives someone to murder….
BLOOD TIES is an elegant and frightening thriller about a serial killer pursued by a homicide detective and the killer’s own son.
Homicide detective Ellen Ridley of the SFPD is tracking a serial killer terrorizing young women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ridley is sure she’s cornered her most likely suspect: Stephen Tregear, a hacker and code breaker who works for U.S. naval intelligence. But Tregear is not the killer…he’s the killer’s son.
Ridley and Tregear team up to look for Tregear’s father, Walter, in an elaborate game of murderous cat and mouse. As the body count rises, Ridley must race against the clock to stop Walter before he kills any more women – and Tregear must finally confront the father who has been trying to kill him for twenty years.

Praise for Nicholas Guild

“Guild’s drop-dead characterizations of police men and women, his perfect-pitch dialogue, and the serpentine coils of a plot that’s absorbing and shocking support this unusually convincing combination of romance and homicide.”
Publishers Weekly, « Starred Review « Blood Ties

“This psychological thriller explores the impact of growing up in an abusive, isolated family. One family member grows up to be a brutal serial killer and another becomes someone who puts himself at risk to save the lives of strangers. Guild delivers an unusual plot and a fascinating read.”
RT Book Reviews, «««« on Blood Ties

“Completely riveting, a cat and mouse thriller every suspense fan will crave—original, smart, taut, and surprising. I could not turn the pages fast enough.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha, Anthony, and
Macavity Award–winning author of The Other Woman

“The almost languid grace of [Guild’s] writing also sets the measured pace of the storytelling, while wrapping the narrative in an atmosphere thick with sensuality. As thrillers go, this one’s a luxury model.”
New York Times Book Review on Angel

“An intricate, wonderfully paced tale.”
Publishers Weekly, « Starred Review «, on Angel

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

nicholas guild 2NICHOLAS GUILD was born in Belmont, California and attended Occidental College and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at Clemson and Ohio State before turning full-time to writing fiction. He has published a dozen novels, several of which were international bestsellers including The Assyrian (1998), Blood Star (1989), and Angel (1995). Guild now lives in Fredrick, Maryland.

Contest Details

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:

Send an email to contest at mackela dot com.
In the subject line, enter “Blood Ties“

In the body of the email, please provide a mailing address (no P.O. Boxes) so the prize can be sent as soon as possible. (The winning address is used only to mail the prize. All other address info will be purged once the giveaway ends.)

Geographic restrictions: This giveaway is open only to residents of the  U.S. and Canada.

The giveaway will end Monday, May 11th (11:00 PM U.S. Eastern Daylight time). The Three winners will be selected at random. Winners will be announced here on May 12th. I will also send an email to the lucky winners.

Good Luck!

GiveAway for Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild starts May 1st!

Tor/Forge Books #GiveAway
BLOOD TIES by Nicholas Guild
Starts May 1st

(Limited to readers who live in the U.S. and Canada)

blood ties hc mech.inddI’m happy that three of my readers have a chance to win a copy of NICHOLAS GUILD’s engrossing novel BLOOD TIES (A Forge Hardcover; $25.99; On-sale May 12, 2015)! Guild books have been published from Japan to Russia and several have been international bestsellers.  He has written thrillers, historical novels and, most recently, a ghost story.  Early in his career he was recognized as a writer of abundant grace, power and technical agility.  Publishers Weekly described him as “a master of timing, plot and style.” Now FORGE Books will publish his highly anticipated novel, BLOOD TIES. A mystery/thriller set in the San Francisco Bay Area mixed with secret government alliance, hackers, code breakers and a relentless serial killer. BLOOD TIES captures readers pulling them into an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.

Here are the winners of the Night Life giveaway!

David Taylor - Night LifeMy lovely wife, Norma Jean, drew the three winning entries last night, and here they are!

Chris M. from OR

Tai D. from CA

Bradly R B. from WI

I have sent your names and mailing address to Emily Mullen, a Senior Publicist at Tor/Forge Books. Thanks Emily for letting me host this Giveaway.

Reminder: Final weekend to enter drawing for Night Life by David C. Taylor

Giveaway of 3 copies of Night Life by David C. Taylor

(Limited to readers who live in the U.S. and Canada)

#BookGiveAway #GiveAway #TOR_Books #Forge_Books

The giveaway will end Monday, April 20th (11:00 PM U.S. Eastern Daylight time). The 3 winners will be selected at random. Winners will be announced here on April 21st. I will also send an email to the lucky winners.

Go to the original page to enter. Click below.

Free Book Giveaway! Win a Hardcover of Night Life by David C. Taylor

 

Free Book Giveaway! Win a Hardcover of Night Life by David C. Taylor

Tor/Forge Books is giving Three lucky readers of my blog a chance to win a copy of Night Life by David C. Taylor.

(Limited to readers who live in the U.S. and Canada)

David Taylor - Night LifeNIGHT LIFE, the first title in an electrifying new historical crime fiction series set in 1950s New York, delivers a pulse-pounding murder plot surrounding complex protagonist and war veteran Detective David Cassidy, who finds himself caught between police and mafia ties. Taylor uses his vast experience writing for TV and film to make the vivid, old-time New York setting come alive more than ever before.

Book Description

New York City in 1954. The Cold War is heating up. Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for Communists in America. The newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary US intelligence agency. And the bodies of murdered young men are turning up in the city.

Michael Cassidy has an unusual background for a New York cop. His father, a refugee from Eastern Europe, is a successful Broadway producer. His godfather is Frank Costello, a Mafia boss. Cassidy also has an unusual way of going about the business of being a cop—maybe that’s why he threw a fellow officer out a third story window of the Cortland Hotel.

Cassidy is assigned to the case of Alexander Ingram, a Broadway chorus dancer found tortured and dead in his apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. Complications grow as other young men are murdered one after the other. And why are the FBI, the CIA, and the Mafia interested in the death of a Broadway gypsy?

Meanwhile, a mysterious, beautiful woman moves into Cassidy’s building in Greenwich Village. Is Dylan McCue a lover or an enemy? Cassidy is plagued by nightmares—dreams that sometimes become reality. And he has been dreaming that someone is coming to kill him.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

DAVID C. TAYLOR was born and raised in New York City. He spent twenty years in Los Angeles writing for television and the movies. He has published short stories and magazine articles, and has had an Off-Broadway musical produced in New York. He now divides his time between Boston and the coast of Maine.

Contest Details

 

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:

Send an email to contest at mackela dot com.
In the subject line, enter “Night Life“

In the body of the email, please provide a mailing address so the prize can be sent as soon as possible. (The winning address is used only to mail the prize. All other address info will be purged once the giveaway ends.)

Geographic restrictions: This giveaway is open only to residents of the  U.S. and Canada.

The giveaway will end Monday, April 20th (11:00 PM U.S. Eastern Daylight time). The 3 winners will be selected at random. Winners will be announced here on April 21st. I will also send an email to the lucky winners.

Good luck!

Pendergast Giveaway is over! Here are the winners.

Blue Labyrinth HRI received a lot of entries for this giveaway.

 

I was glad to see that so many people like the Pendergast series.

 

So without any further ado, here are the winners.

 

The first book is going to…

Erica J. from Florida

 

The second book is going to…

Paul V. from South Carolina

 

I hope you both enjoy your books. I have emailed the publisher with your mailing addresses. Hope you get them soon.

If you didn’t win and want to try again

GimmeThatBook is also having a GiveAway for Blue Labyrinth.

She asked me to let you know. So go over there and try again. Here is the link to the giveaway page.

http://www.gimmethatbook.com/blue-labyrinth-giveaway/

Good Luck!

Today is the last day for #BlueLabyrinth #GiveAway

Blue Labyrinth HRI am so excited to be able to give two of my readers a copy of the newest book in the Pendergast series, Blue LabyrinthThe publisher is restricting the contest to the US and Canada. You have until Thursday November 6th at Midnight EST to enter.

If you would like to enter, just go to the original giveaway page, for the details.

Here is the link, BLUE LABYRINTH (PENDERGAST #14) GIVEAWAY

Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast #14) Giveaway is OVER!

I am so excited to be able to give two of my readers a copy of the newest book in the Pendergast series, Blue LabyrinthThe publisher is restricting the contest to the US and Canada. You have until Thursday November 6th to enter.

I have been anticipating this book for months. I love the Pendergast series (for the most part). The last book in the series, White Fire, was great. (Check out my review of White Fire). I was thrilled when Sonya Cheuse (Associate Director, Grand Central Publishing I Publicity) contacted me and asked if I would like to host a book giveaway. Thanks Sonya!

How to Enter

No more entries. The contest is over. The winners were drawn.

They are Erica J. and Paul V.

I already emailed the winners on November 7th, and posted their names here.
Only one entry per person please
U.S. and Canadian Residents Only
I won’t use your email address for anything other than to email the winner. I will send the publisher your information, if you win, so that they can send you the book. I will erase all your information after the contest.

Book Description

Blue Labyrinth HRA long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast’s most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California’s desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family’s sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is soon stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. In short order, Pendergast is caught in a wickedly clever plot, which will leave him stricken in mind and body…and may well end with his death.

Book Details

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Price: $27.00 US/$30.00 CAN
Pages: 416
Physical Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
ISBN-13: 9781455525898
On Sale Date: 11/11/2014

About the Authors

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child “stand head and shoulders above their rivals” (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child’s Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include White FireTwo Graves, and Gideon’s Corpse. Preston’s acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly newsletter from the authors, at their website, www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their Facebook page, where they post regularly.

Book Description and Details are from the publisher’s page. Blue Labyrinth

The Winners of Ark Storm by Linda Davies

Ark StormMy wife picked the two lucky winners of Ark Storm..

TOR/Forge Books will be sending a hardcover copy of Ark Storm to…

Jeanette G.
and
Sheila K.

I hope that both of you will enjoy your books. I got my copy from UPS today, so I will be starting it sometime next week, and should have a review up around October 1. I am sending an email to the lucky winners to tell them that they won, and also to TOR/Forge Books to tell them where to send the books.

Jeanette and Sheila, come back and tell me what you thought of the book.

A big thanks goes out to Ardi Alspach, Associate Publicist for TOR/Forge Books for providing the books used in this contest.

Free Book Giveaway! Win a Hardcover of Ark Storm by Linda Davies

TOR Books is giving two lucky readers of my blog a chance to win a copy of Ark Storm by Linda Davies.

(Limited to readers who live in the U.S. and Canada)

This sounds like a great book. TOR will be sending me an ARC, so I will get to read Ark Storm too, but you two lucky winners will get the Hardcover version. Here is the info from Amazon.

Ark StormThe Ark Storm is coming—a catastrophic weather event that will unleash massive floods and wreak more damage on California than the feared “Big One.” One man wants to profit from it. Another wants to harness it to wage jihad on American soil. One woman stands in their way: Dr. Gwen Boudain, a brave and brilliant meteorologist.

When Boudain notices that her climate readings are off the charts, she turns to Gabriel Messenger for research funding. Messenger’s company is working on a program that ionizes water molecules to bring rain on command. Meanwhile, Wall Street suits notice that someone is placing six-month bets on the prospect of an utter apocalypse and begin to investigate. Standing in the shadows is journalist Dan Jacobsen, a former Navy SEAL. War hardened, cynical, and handsome, Jacobsen is a man with his own hidden agenda.

Linda Davies’s Ark Storm brings together the worlds of finance, scientific innovation, and terrorism in a fast-paced thrill ride that will leave readers gasping.

Product Details

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (August 19, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765336731
ISBN-13: 978-0765336736
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

About the Author

LindaDaviesLINDA DAVIES is a graduate in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, and worked for seven years an as investment banker before escaping to write novels. Davies’s first novel, Nest of Vipers, has been published in more than thirty countries, selling over two million copies. She is also a winner of the Philip Geddes Prize for journalism. Davies is married with three children. She lives by the sea in Suffolk.

Linda Davies HomePage    Linda Davies Facebook Page

Contest Details

Contest Over!

A special thanks to Ardi Alspach (Associate Publicist | Tor & Forge Books) for providing the books for this giveaway!