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Love You Dead by Peter James: Giveaway and Promo!

Friday, September 30, 2016

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect . . .
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind . . . and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is.
Love You Dead is the gripping twelfth book in Peter James' Roy Grace series.

Goodreads Summary

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  • Subscribe to PJTV on YouTube (4 points) In October, we will also be officially launching Peter’s new YouTube channel, PJTV, which will feature exclusive videos like interviews with other huge authors such as Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on the Train, Lee Child, author of the upcoming Night School, and RL Stine, award winning author of the Goosebumps series. You can get a sneak peek of the site now in beta before the launch when you sign up.
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Take the Bible Challenge with Odyssey Adventure Club

How much do you know about the Bible and its influence on our culture, history–and the whole world? Focus on the Family and Bring Your Bible have teamed up to create a quiz to test how much you and your kids know about the Bible. Take the quiz to find out!

Don't forget to mark your calendars to celebrate religious freedom with other students across the U.S. on October 6—Bring Your Bible to School Day! Students from kindergarten to college will be bringing their Bibles to school and sharing God with their friends in just a few short weeks. Sign up to be a part of the movement to protect religious freedom for future generations.


By signing up, you’ll receive a free guide with tips, downloadable posters, sticker and T-shirt designs, information on your legal rights, and other fun, interactive activities.

You’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a free trip for four to hear the Newsboys, an award-winning Christian music band, in Dallas!

Plus Bring Your Bible to School Comes to Adventures in Odyssey


Getting used to a new school isn’t easy, especially for someone as paranoid as Buddy Norman. In “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” he envisions wacky worst-case encounters with townsfolk who seem like mobsters, snoops and fairy-tale tyrants—until he gets to know them. He’s also a little confused about Bring Your Bible to School Day. What’s it about? Should he participate? See Odyssey through Buddy’s eyes in this witty celebration of religious freedom.

Listen to this story through a two-week trial only on the Odyssey Adventure Club. SOCIAL MEDIA: SEPTEMBER 29–OCTOBER 5 Tweets and Facebook Posts How well do you and your kids know the Bible? Take the quiz with #BringYourBible and @FocusFamily! #OAClub [YOUR BLOG POST LINK] Take the Bible Challenge with @FocusFamily and #BringYourBible (plus a free #OAClub trial for your kids): [YOUR BLOG POST LINK] This fall invest in your children’s faith with a free #OAClub two-week trial! [YOUR BLOG POST LINK] This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews. COPYRIGHT © 2014 LIVE TO READ

Ungodly by Kendare Blake

Thursday, September 29, 2016

For the Goddess of Wisdom, what Athena didn’t know could fill a book. That’s what her opponents said.

So she was wrong about some things. So her carefully planned assault on Olympus left her team beaten and scattered and possibly dead. So they have to fight the Fates themselves, who, it turns out, are the source of the gods’ illness. And sure, Athena is stuck in the underworld, holding the body of the only hero she has ever loved.

But all is not lost. Hermes is still topside, trying to power up Andie and Henry before he runs out of time and submits to his death, or the Fates arrive to speed it along.

And Cassandra is up there somewhere, too, on a quest for death…with the god of death himself.

Just because things haven’t gone exactly according to plan, it doesn't mean they’ve lost. They’ve only mostly lost. And there’s a big difference.

Goodreads Summary

Athena and her group of rag tag survivors barely made it out of the mountain. Cassandra and Calypso, likewise, were not in good shape. I both liked this book because I read the first two and the characters and concept are fascinating and hated it because the author places so much emphasis on Cassandra and her so-called powers. Athena and Odysseus are in love and their relationship, though not the focal point of the novel, is sweet. Cassandra meets Thanatos, death himself, and cannot kill him...though she wishes she could kill her attraction to him. There are so many characters in this series that is is hard to get too attached to them or to keep track of them. The plot moved along fairly quickly (though it's more or less the same plot through all three books). Cassandra is hell-bent on killing the gods and goddesses for some inane reason and there are two factions of gods/goddesses fighting each other for another inane reason.

All the characters are fighting some moral failing in some way. The only ones that seemed honest and not full of themselves were Ares, Demeter, and Aphrodite. I also liked Hades and Persephone for their no-nonsense approach to the war. I could not stand Cassandra; her self-righteousness and ridiculous belief that she is supposed to murder all the gods/goddesses while still maintaining her high school innocence really bothered me.  The ending was not satisfying because a fair amount of loose ends are left flapping in the breeze. I really enjoyed the imagery and scenes described throughout the novel and how the gods/goddesses were portrayed.

3 Stars

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Exciting News from Avon Books!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 Tessa Dare will be holding her launch party for DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL (on sale tomorrow) thisSunday, Oct 2, 4 p.m. at The Ripped Bodice! She’ll be streaming a portion of the event via Facebook Live, so keep an eye on or! If you can’t make it to the event, but would still like a signed copy of DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL, you can order it from The Ripped Bodice here:
Event date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
3806 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232

October 28, 2016
Avon 75th Anniversary Event at Book Culture in Manhattan
450 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Featuring: Eloisa JamesSarah MacLeanMegan FramptonTessa Bailey and Sara Jane Stone.

November 10, 2016
KissCon Cleveland

Hosted by the Cuyahoga County Public Library, South-Euclid Branch
(1876 S Green Rd, South Euclid, OH 44121)
Featuring: Katharine AsheToni BlakeShelley Shepard GrayLinda Howard, Linda JonesSusan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Ryan and Jill Shalvis.
For more information, or to reserve your ticket, visit

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