Giveaway · ThrillerThursday

Happy Thriller Thursday and an Independence Day GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Thriller Thursday & a GIVEAWAY!!

Saturday is the Fourth of July everywhere, but here in the USA, it is a holiday known as Independence Day, which commemorates the USA’s Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In honor of the holiday & to make some room on my bookshelves, I am giving away a stack of RED, WHITE & BLUE books to ONE lucky person! (USA only).

These are mostly arc’s & some duplicates I have. They are for the most part thrillers, but a couple are more suspense/mystery.

*My Lovely Wife- Samantha Downing
*Blood Orange- Harriet Tyce
*A Double Life- Flynn Berry
*Long Black Veil- Jennifer Finney Boylan
*The Child- Fiona Barton
*The Walls- Hollie Overton
*The Woman in Cabin 10- Ruth Ware
*The Woman in the Mirror- Rebecca James
*After the Flood- Kassandra Montag.

To enter:
(ENTRY IS ONLY ON INSTAGRAM POST)
(This is just for reference.)
*Must be following @mom_loves_reading
*LIKE & SAVE this post.
*Tag a couple bookish pals (unlimited entries, 2 per comment).

Bonus Entries: (5 each)
*Share this post in your stories for at least 24 hrs & tag me (do daily for extra entries)
*Follow me on Twitter (momlovesreading) & Like/Retweet this post
*Follow me on Facebook (Mom_Loves_Reading) & Like/Share this post.
*Follow my blog (momlovesreading.com)& Like/Comment on this blog post.

And just to be nice, go LIKE some of my previous posts, because I’m a super generous person! Giveaway starts 7/2 & ends 7/6/20 11:59pm EST. US residents only. Must enter on IG post. Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram. Unfollowing after giveaway is so not nice, & you will be excluded from all future MomLovesReading giveaways & there are alot! (…and I keep track…)

I hope you all have a safe, fabulous, fun weekend no matter where you are! (And don’t forget to keep those doggie’s indoors as much as possible on the 4th when all those fireworks are going off. I know it really causes pets anxiety. Personally, I very much DISlike fireworks for several reasons.)

Now, go enter my giveaway!😊


BeachReads · Book Reviews · Giveaway

Book Review: “A Week at the Shore” and GIVEAWAY(s) reminder!

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Thank you @stmartinspress for my beautiful, gifted copy of “A Week at the Shore“! (pub date 5/19)

In her new book, New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Delinsky explores how lives & relationships are forever changed when three sisters reunite at their family Rhode Island beach house.

One phone call is all it takes to lure real estate photographer Mallory Aldiss back to her family Rhode Island beach home. It’s been 20 yrs since she’s been gone—running from the scandal that destroyed her parents’ marriage, drove her & her two sisters apart, & crushed her relationship with her first love. But going home is fraught with emotional baggage—memories, mysteries & secrets abound.

Mal’s 13-yr-old daughter, Joy, has never been to the place where Mal’s life was shaped & is desperate to go. Fatherless, she craves family & especially wants to spend time with the grandfather she barely knows.

In just seven watershed days on the Rhode Island coast three women will test the bonds of sisterhood, friendship & family, & discover the role that love & memory plays in defining their lives.

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I am always drawn to books that take place in beachy, shoreline towns since I live in one myself. Gives me more of a sense of being there, even if my shoreline is Lake Erie & this books is the ocean. This book is not a light, fluffy beach read, as it is heavier on family dysfunction, fractured sibling relationships, drama, secrets, & confronting the past. It’s around 400 pgs & a bit of a slow-burn, but it’s also engaging, well-written & captivating.

Amazing writing, atmospherically breath-taking & emotionally gripping, this is a fantastic book that is full of heart & soul! Look for this book next week everywhere books are sold, & since many indie bookstores are starting to open back up, start there first. Use BookStoreLink to find “A Week at the Shore” & any other books at a local independent bookstore. They need our sales now more than ever to stay afloat & get back on their feet.

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Speaking of “beach reads”, be sure to enter my HUGE 3-winner giveaway on Instagram (Click HERE) AND the 3-book thriller giveaway (Click HERE)! And keep an eye out for ANOTHER one coming soon! I’m feeling very generous this week as I clean my office out & pull more & more books from my overwhelmed home library shelves. I am in full Marie Kondo mode!

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Here in Ohio many businesses are starting to reopen (even though Covid #’s continue to rise.) Personally I will continue to limit my socializing & where my family & I go for the rest of the summer (probably year). No summer day camp for my autistic sons either & they LOVED going. We do have an in-ground pool, so luckily we have that to keep them occupies & happy once Mother Nature gets her act together & realizes what month it is. High 70’s one day, low 40’s to high 30’s the next…that is life in Ohio for ya!

I am having such a hard time with wearing a mask everywhere I go. I will continue to & I definitely NEED to due a compromised immune system, but man…they get so freaking hot & I am claustrophobic so I tend to start getting into anxious, panic mode after about 15 minutes in one. I really feel bad for the healthcare workers & others out there that have to wear masks (& more!) for hours at a time. I truly can’t even imagine how awful that must be for them.

Me visiting my mom recently after not seeing her for 5 mos!

As always, stay safe out there. Stay home if you can. Reach out to others online or on the phone if you are getting out of sorts, stressed, exhausted, depressed, or just need a virtual hug. Think of others with all of your actions & reactions. Just stay safe… Now go wash your hands.

Giveaway

Another birthday week giveaway! 3 winners! 3 books each!

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Happy Wednesday folks! After being sick for about 3 days now (including on Mothers Day & on my birthday….booo), I am finally starting to feel on the upswing a bit. And here in N Ohio we have seen some sunshine the last couple of days. Still not warm enough to open our pool, but I will take the sunshine!

This is your heads-up that I am getting ready to post a HUGE beach reads giveaway on my Instagram page soon. Below is the info that will be included in the giveaway post:

HUGE GIVEAWAY time! Yesterday was my birthday & because I am such a nice, generous person, I am giving away 3 sets of Elin Hilderbrand books! (And don’t forget to enter the giveaway a couple posts back for 3-suspense/thrillers!)

When I think of summertime reading or ‘beach reads’, the author that comes to mind first & foremost is the lovely & talented Elin Hilderbrand! I have a whole shelf in my library of her books & have accumulated several extras over the years. So I want to share these extras with 3 of you! There are 2 hardbacks & 1 paperback in each set. Even if you don’t want to enter, please feel free to share this giveaway in your stories or feed for those that would LOVE these!

Set #1:

“Summer of ’69” “The Matchmaker” “Here’s to Us”

Set #2:
“Summer of ’69” “The Identicals” “The Matchmaker”

Set #3:

“The Perfect Couple” “The Matchmaker” “The Rumor”

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To enter:

*Must be following @mom_loves_reading

*LIKE & SAVE this post.

*Tag a couple bookish pals (unlimited entries, 2 per comment) & comment which Set# you would choose if you won.

Bonus Entries: (5 each)

*Share this post in your stories for at least 24 hrs & tag me (do daily for extra entries)

*Follow me on Twitter (momlovesreading) & Like/Retweet this post

*Follow me on Facebook (Mom_Loves_Reading) & Like/Share this post.

*Follow my blog (link in bio) & Like/Comment on this blog post.

And just to be nice, go LIKE some of my previous posts, because like I said, yesterday was my birthday & I’m a super generous person! Giveaway starts 5/13 & ends 5/18/20 11:59pm EST. US residents only. Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram. Unfollowing after giveaway is so not nice, & you will be excluded from all future MomLovesReading giveaways & there are alot!

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So be sure to watch for that post on Instagram soon! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Giveaway

Happy Murderino Monday and (almost) my Birthday…time for a GIVEAWAY!

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It’s Murderino Monday where I generally post about a true-crime book or two, but this week, I have not one…not two…but THREE fiction murderino-esque novels up for grabs from author Jamie Mason. This giveaway will start on my Instagram page sometime today so keep an eye out for that. In this giveaway will be the following books:

The Hidden Things (pub date 3/3/20)

A brilliantly original thriller and “a startling, smart, vivid book” (Tana French, New York Times bestselling author) from the acclaimed author of Three Graves Full—inspired by the real-life unsolved theft of a seventeenth-century painting.

Twenty-eight seconds.

In less than half a minute, a home-security camera captures the hidden resolve in fourteen-year-old Carly Liddell as she fends off a vicious attack just inside her own front door. The video of her heroic escape appears online and goes viral. As the view count climbs, the lives of four desperate people will be forever changed by what’s just barely visible in the corner of the shot.

Carly’s stepfather is spurred to protect his darkest secret: how a stolen painting—four hundred years old, by a master of the Dutch Golden Age—has come to hang in his suburban foyer. The art dealer, left for dead when the painting vanished, sees a chance to buy back her life. And the double-crossed enforcer renews the hunt to deliver the treasure to his billionaire patrons—even if he has to kill to succeed.

But it’s Carly herself, hailed as a social-media hero, whose new perspective gives her the courage to uncover the truth as the secrets and lies tear her family apart.

Monday’s Lie” (pub date 10/13/15)

From the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” (The New York Times) debut novel Three Graves Full comes a new thriller hailed as “superb…will entrance readers from page one. Sly, poignant, and beautifully written” (Library Journal, starred review).

Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing when she married the most conventional man she could imagine: Patrick, her college sweetheart. But now, years later, her marriage is falling apart and she’s starting to believe that her husband has his eye on a new life…a life without her, one way or another.

Haunted by memories of her late mother Annette, a former covert operations asset, Dee reaches back into her childhood to resurrect her mother’s lessons and the “spy games” they played together, in which Dee learned memory tricks and, most importantly, how and when to lie. But just as she begins determining the course of the future, she makes a discovery that will change her life: her mother left her a lot of money and her own husband seems to know more about it than Dee does. Now, before it’s too late, she must investigate her suspicions and untangle conspiracy from coincidence, using her mother’s advice to steer her through the blind spots. The trick, in the end, will be in deciding if a “normal life” is really what she wants at all.

With pulse-pounding prose and atmospheric settings, Monday’s Lie is a thriller that delivers more of the “Hitchcockian menace” (Peter Straub) that made Three Graves Full a critical hit. For fans of the Coen brothers or Gillian Flynn, this is a book you won’t want to miss.

Three Graves Full” (pub date 2/12/13):

“There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.”

But it could always be worse. . . .

More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he’d never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he’s learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he’s done, police unearth two bodies on his property—neither of which is the one Jason buried.

Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers. A jilted woman searches for her lost fiancé, a fringe-dweller runs from a past that’s quickly gaining on him, and a couple of earnest local detectives piece it together with the help of a volunteer police dog — all of them in the wake and shadow of a dead man who had it coming. As the action unfolds, each discovers that knowing more than one side of the story doesn’t necessarily rule out a deadly margin of error.

Jamie Mason’s irrepressible debut is a macabre, darkly humorous tale with the thoughtful beauty of a literary novel, the tense pacing of a thriller, and a clever twist of suspense.

Three great thriller/mystery/suspense books that one lucky reader will receive directly from Jamie Mason herself! So be sure to watch for that Instagram post sometime today. And in the meantime, comment on this post what you are currently reading. And as always, stay home, stay safe & stay sane. Now go wash your hands!

Giveaway

Time for a Summery, Beach-Reads GIVEAWAY on Instagram!

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This is your head’s up, folks! There’s a 3-hardback book giveaway starting on Instagram SOON! Here is the info that will be in it:

It’s MAY (which is my birthday month!), it’s Friday, it’s getting closer to SUMMERTIME, & it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!!

This giveaway says sunshine, sunsets, beach reading, all things SUMMER!

*Mary Kay Andrews 2019 release “Sunset Beach” and

*(The late) Dorothea Benton Frank’s 2019 release “Queen Bee” and

*Elin Hilderbrand’s 2019 release “Summer of ’69”.

Three of the BEST writers out there of what we readers would call ‘beach reads’! And all three of these wildly popular, talented, best seller authors have many, many books under their belts (& I have quite a collection of them, too!)

I have (3) hardback copies of these books up for grabs for one lucky winner.

To enter: (US only)

*Must be following @mom_loves_reading

*LIKE & SAVE this post.

*Tag a couple bookish pals (unlimited entries, 2 per comment).

Bonus Entries: (5 each)

*Share this post in your stories for at least 24 hrs & tag me (do daily for extra entries)

*Follow me on Twitter (momlovesreading) & Retweet this post

*Follow me on Facebook (Mom_Loves_Reading) & Like/Share.

*Follow my blog (link in bio) & Like/Comment on this blog post.

And just to be nice, go LIKE some of my previous posts, because like I said, it’s almost my birthday! Giveaway starts 5/1 & ends 5/7/20 11:59pm EST. US residents only. Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram. Unfollowing after giveaway is so not nice, & you will be excluded from all future MomLovesReading giveaways & there are alot!

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Oh, that’s it! Click HERE to go to my Instagram & make sure you are already following me & to keep an eye out for that giveaway post. Hope you all have a great weekend! Enjoy!