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Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Clock Strikes Midnight #BookTour/Blast + $25 Amazon GC #Win

My mother is reading a book I took from the library for both of us to read. I really love that!

Get your mom some books this season! Great gifts!

And come enter in The Clock Strikes Midnight #BookTour/Blast + $25 Amazon GC #Win event!

The Clock Strikes Midnight Tour Banner 600 The Clock Strikes MidnightThe Clock Strikes Midnight is a race against time in a quest for revenge and atonement. This is a story about hate, love, betrayal and forgiveness. If you found out you had only 3 months to live, what would you do? That’s the question Janie Knox faces in this fast-paced mystery full of uncertainty and tension that will surprise you until the very last page.

 Hiding behind the façade of a normal life, Janie keeps her family secrets tucked inside a broken heart. Everything changes on the day she learns she’s going to die. With the clock ticking and her time running out, she rushes to finish what she couldn’t do when she was 17—destroy her mother’s killer. But she can’t do it alone.

 Janie returns to her childhood home to elicit help from her sister. She faces more than she bargained for when she discovers her sister’s life in shambles. Meanwhile her mother’s convicted killer, her stepfather, recently released from prison, blackmails the sisters and plots to extract millions from the state in retribution. New revelations challenge Janie’s resolve, but she refuses to allow either time or her enemies to her stop her from uncovering the truth she’s held captive for over 20 years.

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About the author:

The Clock Strikes Midnight - JoanCurtis_Pic1Award-winning author Joan C. Curtis will release her first mystery, The Clock Strikes Midnight on November 25, 2014. She has also authored four business books published by Praeger Press numerous stories. Her first place writing awards include: Best mystery manuscript in the Malice Domestic Grants competition, best proposal for a nonfiction piece in the Harriette Austin competition, and best story, Butterflies in a Strawberry Jar in the Cassell Network of Freelance Writer’s Association. Other Books: Hire Smart and Keep ‘Em: How to Interview Strategically Using POINT, Praeger Press, an imprint of ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara, CA 2012.

The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media, Praeger Press, 2010, an imprint of ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara, CA Managing Sticky Situations at Work: Communication Secrets for Success in the Workplace, 2009, Praeger Press, an imprint of ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara, CA. Strategic Interviewing: Skills for Savvy Executives, 2000 published by Quorum Books, Greenwood Press. Joan has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember.

She reads all kinds of books, including women’s fiction, mysteries, biography, memoir and nonfiction. Joan says, The Clock Strikes Midnight is exactly the kind of book she loves to read. “I write about characters who remind me of myself at times and my sister at times, but never fully so. My stories are told from a woman’s point of view. Characters drive my writing and my reading.” Having grown up in the South with a mother from Westchester County New York, Joan has a unique take on blending the southern traditions with the eye of a northerner. She spent most of her childhood in North Carolina and now resides in Georgia.
Check out her website: www.joancurtis.com and her blog www.joancurtis.com/blog
 
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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10 comments :

  1. I like the Joanne Fluke cozy mystery books, but I've got lots of favorites!

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  2. She looks so happy in her Twitter picture, love it!! Thanks for the book intro! Glad you and your mom are reading together. That's fun. :)

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    1. Thank you. I like that happy photo too. It makes me laugh. My mom is a great reader. She introduced me to mysteries. Love them. Do you guys try to solve them? Just curious.

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  3. J.A. Konrath's mysteries series would be my friends favorite. She loves good mysteries!

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  4. Thanks for hosting me. This is a fun tour!

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  6. I like Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11) .

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  7. I think the JD Robb books count as futuristic mysteries since she's a murder cop and finding the killers- they are my current fave (I found them late, but had a lot to read at once).

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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