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Giveaway: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler

[ 3 ] November 25, 2014

deadly odds book coverI have a copy of Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler to give away!

Open to US and Canada residents only

About the book

Bestselling author, Allen Wyler, (Dead End Deal, Deadly Errors, Dead Ringer, i) is back with a new breakout suspense thriller with a “techno edge”: Deadly Odds.

Twenty-three year old Arnold Gold is a Seattle-based odds-maker and local computer genius. Described as a “part-time hacker and full-time virgin” by his friends, the awkward young shut-in flies to Vegas to try and get lucky–in more ways than one. But his high stakes activity on the Net inadvertently thrusts him into a vortex of international terrorism.

Dark Net Hacking has resulted in murder, and now it will take every last bit of Arnold’s genius intellect and legendary hacking skill to stay one step ahead of the murderous terrorists, the FBI, the local cops and his lawyer. Gold’s only chance to save himself is to find a bomb hidden somewhere in Vegas, and somehow prevent the explosion that will turn Sin City into the scene of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11.

Wyler’s wild new thriller is as horrifyingly plausible as it is darkly funny and enjoyable. Deadly Odds is not only a page-turner, it’s a terrific character-driven story about a young man who lives life through a computer and discovers its dark side. Edgy, twitchy and filled with enough tech savvy detail to keep both the techno-thriller and classic suspense fan enthralled, Deadly Odds is a new generation’s thrill ride.

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Christmas Toy Giveaway

[ 24 ] November 24, 2014

christmas toys

It’s my favorite time of the year and I’ve decided to play Santa once again (see the Christmas Book Giveaway here). I love nothing more than picking out gifts for kids so this giveaway will be all about them!

Here’s how this giveaway will work:

  • Comment on this post and tell me your child’s age (or grandchild, niece/nephew, etc.) and what type of toys they currently enjoy
  • Commenting will open up additional Rafflecopter entries – the more you enter, the higher your chances of winning
  • One lucky reader will receive a surprise package of 3 toys personally selected by me – just in time for Christmas!

Open to US residents only

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Giveaway: Thankful for Today by Roitman Trillo

[ 4 ] November 20, 2014

thankful for today book coverI have a copy of an adorable children’s book, Thankful For Today by Roitman Trillo, to give away!

Open to US residents only

About the book

Whether sunny, cloudy or rainy Little Bear is grateful and finds joy in every circumstance the day brings.

Inspired by the prayers of a three year old, this beautifully illustrated story celebrates the little blessings in the life of a child. Published by Fun With A Message.

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Most Creative/Prolific Contributor Award!

[ 4 ] November 18, 2014

As promised, on the 10th of every month, I give away a prize of their choice to the most creative/prolific contributor to Luxury Reading!

This month, our fearless contender is…

Colleen Turner!

Kudos to everyone for your great comments! Colleen, p
lease post a comment here with your selection!

The contest started over on November 10th, and I will pick a new winner on the 10th of December. There is no limit to how many times you can win.

Remember, frequency of commenting counts, but so does the quality – a creative and relevant comment will get you more points than something like “sounds great”. Every month, I will pick a winner and post their name, as well as send them an e-mail. The winner can pick any item that is available on Amazon.com.

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Christmas Book Giveaway

[ 46 ] November 17, 2014

books for christmas

It’s my favorite time of the year and I’ve decided to play Santa!

Here’s how this giveaway will work:

  • Comment on this post with titles of 3 books that you’ve recently enjoyed
  • Commenting will open up additional Rafflecopter entries – the more you enter, the higher your chances of winning
  • One lucky reader will receive a surprise package of 3 books personally selected by me – just in time for Christmas!

Open to US residents only for paper copies; international residents may enter but will receive eBooks instead

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate

[ 4 ] November 6, 2014

primrose house book coverPlease join Marty Wingate, author of The Red Book of Primrose House, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Enter to win a gift card to the eBook Retailer of the winner’s choice plus 1 copy of THE GARDEN PLOT by Marty Wingate below

Reviewed by Charity Lyman

I am a sucker for a good mystery. I look for the story that has me guessing who the bad guy is and why he did it all the way through to the end. I think I found an excellent one in The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate. This appears to be the second novel in the Potting Shed Mystery Series and while I have not read the first one, it is now on my to-read list.

The book opens with someone being murdered. They knew too much and got in the way–to put it plainly. The story then cuts to the main characters. The heroine is Pru Parke. She is an older woman and has just gotten the much coveted job of head gardener at, you guessed it, the Primrose House. She has a boyfriend, Christopher Pierce, who happens to be a Detective Chief Inspector. They met in the first book while on a case and things are going along great for them. Pru is doing her job of landscaping and designing but when the murder happens, will Pru become a victim as she searches for the answers?

My favorite aspect of this book is Pru herself. She is an older woman – not often heard of in mystery books – and I love her spunky attitude! She is feisty and wants to do things on her own but isn’t afraid to call in help from Christopher when she needs it. Of course, she often needs him for things not related to the case! I think her boyfriend (feels funny calling him a boyfriend when he is in his 50’s?) does an excellent job of protecting without being overbearing. I think the secondary characters play out perfectly as well. And Robbie was probably my favorite.

The mystery is well guarded in here! I kept swinging back and forth on who I thought the murderer was and why they had done what they did. There are little tidbits tossed to the reader to keep them guessing but to never be quite sure of their guesses. Great job at that Marty Wingate!! Just a word of caution that there are some scenes that are a bit intimate. Nothing in detail but it definitely heads in that direction. Overall, a great book that kept me turning pages to the end.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Charity lives in Illinois and is the oldest of 6 children. The family also has 3 dogs and a cat. Reading is a hobby when not cooking, baking, sewing or enjoying music. She reads many different genres but Christian fiction is a favorite. Charity can be found often at her blog, Giveaway Lady

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Random House. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.

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