Monday, October 3, 2016

Blog Tour & Survey Giveaway: Love You Dead by Peter James

New York Times and International Bestselling Author with Over 18 Million Copies Sold celebrates the 12th book in the Roy Grace Series!


ADVANCE PRAISE FOR LOVE YOU DEAD


“…immensely satisfying…James juggles his multiple story lines with panache as the action hurtles to a shattering conclusion.”
Publishers Weekly *starred review”


“James is a master of constructing the kind of plot that twists and turns, ensnaring the reader in its grasp.”
Booklist  

LOVE YOU DEAD
By Peter James


Love You Dead (Pan Macmillan; October 4, 2016; $27.95) is the twelfth thrilling crime novel in Peter James's Roy Grace series.

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and to be 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 about 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.


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About the Author
Macintosh HD:Users:daniellecaravella:Dropbox:JAMES:Images:Peter James - black coat.jpgPeter James is the #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace thriller series. Before writing full time, James lived in the U.S. for a number of years, producing films including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with James overseeing all aspects, including scriptwriting.


James’s novella ‘The Perfect Murder’, started its world stage premiere in 2014, and his first Roy Grace novel Dead Simple has now been adapted for stage, and will tour the UK in 2015. In 1994, in addition to conventional print publishing, James’s novel Host was published on two floppy discs and is now in the Science Museum as the world’s first electronic novel.


Famed for his in-depth research, in 2009 James was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community, and in 2013 he was awarded an Outstanding Public Service Award by Sussex Police with whom he rides along regularly.  He has also been out many times with the NYPD and the LAPD in the US and with many other police forces around the world, as well as doing extensive research with offenders in prisons and psychiatric institutions. He has served as two-times Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and is a board member of the US International Thriller Writers.


He has won numerous literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People’s Bestseller Dagger in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for Perfect People in 2012. James’s novels have been translated into thirty-six languages and three have been turned into films.


All of his novels reflect a deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in–depth research and has unprecedented access, as well as science, medicine and the paranormal.  A speed junkie, who in his teens was selected to train for the British Olympic Ski Team, he holds an international motor racing license and switches off from work by racing his classic 1965 BMW. James divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill in London and near Brighton in Sussex.


Visit Peter James's Website: http://www.peterjames.com
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Visit Peter James on Twitter: https://twitter.com/peterjamesuk

More Praise for PETER JAMES


“...James is a good storyteller, able to mix in proper amounts of mystery and suspense.”

—Booklist on You Are Dead


“Carefully crafted, realistic characters make this entry a standout.”

—Publishers Weekly *Starred Review* on You Are Dead

“He's done it again. But how? You Are Dead, the best-selling author Peter James's 11th annual offering about a fictional British detective, Roy Grace, may just be his best yet.”

—Huffington Post on You Are Dead

“...With over 14 million book sales, there’s no arguing with James’s lethal talent but even by his stellar standards this terrifying, excruciatingly tense tale of twisted obsession is outstanding.”

—The Daily Record on You Are Dead

“Written in a lively manner in the author’s trademark short chapters, the story moves back and forth between and among the characters, which are thoroughly developed. The plot is clever, and once again, Brighton provides an appealing backdrop to the story, supplemented by the streets of New York City, which sets the stage for both the beginning and end of the book.”

—Spinetingler Magazine on Want You Dead

“James’s tenth Roy Grace outing is thriller writing at its best! This true page-turned by a master of suspense will leave his loyal readers begging for more.”

—Library Journal *starred review” on Want You Dead

“James specializes in short, fast-moving chapters. The jumps in time allow readers to understand the forces that drive this story and sympathize with some characters who are not exactly on the side of the law. Attention is necessary but the threads weave together until the pattern is clear to Grace and completely satisfying for the audience. There is much violence in the book but also touches of humor, and it is all wittily told.”

—RT Book Reviews on Want You Dead

“The author is unflinching in his descriptions of domestic abuse, and paints a vivid picture of Brighton with daily life punctuated by cigarettes, booze, and greasy food. A subplot involving Grace’s vanished wife, Sandy, will please series regulars.”

—Publishers Weekly on Want You Dead

"The climax of WANT YOU DEAD will leave you breathless and surprised. Not everyone who was present at the commencement of the book makes it to story’s end."

—Book Reporter on Want You Dead

“Leave it to Peter James to top himself. With the immensely satisfying Dead Man’s Time (he takes an already seminal series and ratchets it up not just one notch but plenty more by crafting an entry that raises the stakes and increases the sprawl through time as well as territory [...]

The elegance and classic nature of Dead Man’s Time rivals the best of John le CarrĂ© or Frederick Forsyth.”

—Providence Journal on Dead Man’s Time

“Want You Dead is a thrilling page-turner from start to finish, accessible to new readers, but satisfying to those already familiar with its world.”

—Criminal Element on Want You Dead


“This is a very engaging series, which I hope will continue for a long time to come.”

—Bookloons

“This author just earned in a spot on my top ten suspense author list. This book absolutely gets my recommendation.”

—What Is That Book About on Want You Dead


“Peter James's novels are outstanding, and I suggest that they be read by all of those people who are the ultimate fans of crime fiction, as his books are Not Dead Yet, and won't be for a very long time.”

—The Guardian on Not Dead Yet

“[Dead Man’s Time] is…so well written that it reminds one of a current Charles Dickens or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel.”

—Beverly Hills Courier on Dead Man’s Time

“This idea is so good [Faceoff] it demands a sequel.”

—Publishers Weekly on Faceoff


Other novels in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series
DEAD SIMPLE   *   LOOKING GOOD DEAD   *   NOT DEAD ENOUGH   *   DEAD MAN’S FOOTSTEPS   *   DEAD TOMORROW   *   DEAD LIKE YOU   *   DEAD MAN’S GRIP   *   NOT DEAD YET   *   DEAD MAN’S TIME   *   WANT YOU DEAD   *   YOU ARE DEAD



Giveaway!


Mandatory to be entered in the giveaway:

Bonus points opportunities:
  • 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.
  • Send Peter James a question, which he will answer on a YouTube video at a later date, at this email address:pjfanvideos@gmail.com (3 points)
  • Like Peter James on Facebook (1 point):
  • Follow Peter on Instagram (1 point)



Enter to win: 3 LOVE YOU DEAD Copies
or
The Roy Grace Series (Books 1-12) by Peter James




Cover Reveal: Gravity by A. B. Bloom with Giveaway

Gravity
by A.B. Bloom

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance 

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Publication Date: October 31, 2016

Preorder: Amazon

They are calling it the End of Days. The world is plunging into darkness, the days growing shorter and the nights longer. Meteor showers are falling to the earth and there are some who would take advantage of the growing darkness. For sixteen year old Bronte Bell, her problems are closer to home. Since her birthday she’s become weaker, her bones breaking, her hair falling out and plagued with constant migraines. No one can explain why. Until a mysterious new boy arrives and tells her that everything is not as it seems. She is not what she seems. Drawn into a war that divides the sky, Bronte is torn between her desire to save the world and her growing connection with Nick. But she will have to let go of reality as she knows it, if she is to accept her role in destiny before the Hunter, who has been tracking her since birth, finds and destroys any chance she has of making the choice which is her birthright to make. Her destiny will change everything...

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About A. B. Bloom

Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series. Anna’s main aim in life is to create the perfect book which makes a reader laugh and cry at the same time, hopefully causing a convulsive (impossible to ignore) donkey noise. It’s a work in progress! Anna also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.



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Book Blitz: In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold

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This is my stop during the book blitz for In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold. In the Line of Duty is the 7th book in the Detective Madison Knight series, but it can be read as standalone.
This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 3 till 9 October, you can view the tour schedule here.

In the Line of Duty

In the Line of Duty

(Detective Madison Knight series #7)

by Carolyn Arnold


Genre: Mystery, police procedural
Age category: Adult
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Length: 292 pages
Release Date: September 29, 2016





Blurb:

He devoted his life to seeking justice. But would she get any for him?

It was an ordinary day for police officer Barry Weir. It was the end of shift, he was tired, and he just wanted to get home to his wife and kids. But someone had other plans for him, shooting him down and forcing him to make the ultimate sacrifice.

When news of Weir’s murder reaches the department, it leaves Detective Madison Knight and every cop in the Stiles PD itching for revenge. It cuts Madison’s boyfriend, colleague, and Weir’s childhood friend, Troy Matthews, deepest of all, driving him away from everyone he loves just when they need one another the most.

With evidence pointing to a gang-related drive-by, Madison and her team investigate the town’s seedy underbelly in search of justice for their fallen brother. But the deeper they dig, the more convoluted the case becomes. Now they need to figure out if this was a random shooting as part of a gang initiation, a straight-up hate crime, or a targeted kill. But with members of the Stiles PD under attack, they have to do it fast…before more officers pay with their lives.

You can find In the Line of Duty on Goodreads

You can buy In the Line of Duty here:
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Series Information- about the Detective Madison Knight Series
Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice. Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI, Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club, and Hawaii Five-O.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: Ties That Bind, Justified, Sacrifice, Found Innocent, Just Cause, Deadly Impulse, In the Line of Duty, Life Sentence (Bonus Prequel).


The Detective Madison Knight Series In the Line of Duty

Guest Post: Police are People Too

“You experience the emotions, distractions, frustrations and successes of the characters in every chapter of In the Line of Duty.  I found her heartfelt details to be spot on with a line-of-duty death. Being able to put such a tragic situation into words, is difficult in itself, but she does it with compassion, knowledge and respect for those in uniform who know what it is like to lose a brother or sister in blue.”
-- Carl J. Harper, Training Officer, ERT (SWAT)

Sadly, as humans, we tend to judge that which we don’t understand. And let’s be honest, most of us haven’t stood in the shoes of a police officer. We’ve never faced an armed subject at one o’clock in the morning or had to make life-and-death decisions on a daily basis. We’ve never had to focus in a traumatic situation and make a significant judgment call. We’ve never had to face families and friends who have been left behind and tell them that their loved one won’t be coming home.

In general, people either point fingers at the police or put them up on pedestals. No one is perfect, however, and sometimes that pedestal cracks. Instead of doing either of these things, though, I think it’s most important that we respect our law enforcement officers and accept that they are human, just like the rest of us. They have families and friends. They have feelings. They have hopes and dreams.

In the Line of Duty was inspired by my love of law enforcement, for those who serve and who have served, but I also wanted to write a book that showed the human side of policing. I wanted to paint a vivid picture that shows that police are people and illustrate how the loss of a brother in blue affects them—not only on a professional level but more importantly, on a personal one.

The characters in my book must carry on after a great loss to find the person who killed their fellow officer. Their grief tears apart relationships, changes people’s viewpoints, and has them acknowledging their own mortality, just as it would anyone.
So the next time you see a police officer, remind yourself that police are people, too, and deserve the same compassion and kindness as you or me.

--Carolyn Arnold
Author of In the Line of Duty (Detective Madison Knight series)

Excerpt from In the Line of Duty, Chapter 3:

Troy gripped the sink in the men’s washroom at the Stiles police station with both hands and stared at himself in the mirror. He’d lost men close to him before. The last one was two years ago, and the officer had been killed in a car accident while off duty. He’d left behind two kids and a wife. But Barry…he was different. Life always equaled death, of course. It was a simple equation to accept until it touched close to home. And that’s what Barry’s death was for him--personal.

Losing Barry made it clear just how dangerous this job could be and how fragile life was. One minute here, the next gone. Barry had just been pumping gas, a routine thing, something people did all the time without any thought to their safety. Those on the outside would say that’s the risk he took being in law enforcement. Yes, there was the chance any one of them wouldn’t return home from a shift, but it wasn’t something Troy consciously thought about before heading to work.

In fact, when serving in a SWAT capacity, he’d say it was one of the safest positions within the Stiles PD. SWAT had the toys, and when they showed up to manage a situation, it was often brought under control rather quickly. Even the majority of criminals didn’t want to tango with an AR-15 and armored vehicles. Besides, dwelling on one’s mortality wasn’t healthy. But when something like this happened to one of their own, it spurred on such self-reflection. It could have easily been him in the morgue, or one of his team members. Or Madison…

His insides quivered with rage as his heartbeat slowed with his grief. He squeezed his eyes shut.

“I’ve got Dad’s car tonight,” Barry says. “We’ll take it out on the back roads and see what she’s really capable of.”

“Your dad’s a cop, Barry,” Troy reminds him.

“So? What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him.” Barry takes a few steps down the hall of their high school but stops and spins when Troy doesn’t follow. “Come on, man. Don’t make me take Lyman.”

Troy came back from his thoughts and opened his eyes to find himself staring at his reflection.

That night had been one of the best ever. Barry had sent the car airborne by racing over the railway tracks on the outskirts of the city. They’d even conned some seniors into getting beer for them and drank it by the tracks later that night.

Barry had made Troy feel alive…

Pain knotted in his chest, the regrets over skipping drinks with Barry last week paired with losing a part of his childhood somehow.

Troy pinched the bridge of his nose as the memories continued to rush over him.

“I just got my acceptance letter.” Barry holds the envelope in his hand. “This college has the hottest chicks… Not that it would matter to you.”

“What does that mean?”

“It’s Lauren and Troy sitting in a tree…” Barry sings.

“Seriously? You’re like a girl sometimes, you know that? A big, emotional girl.”

“Hey!” Barry punches him playfully in the arm.

Madison punched him in the arm sometimes, too…

God, what would he have done if Madison were the one who’d been killed?



Carolyn ArnoldAbout the Author:
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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