2022 Berry Good Giveaway Hop! {Ends 6/15/22}

May 31, 2022 | 6 comments

Thank you MamatheFox.com for Hosting this Giveaway opportunity!

For this Giveaway. 1 Lucky Winner will receive an Adult/Young Adult AND a Middle Grade/Children’s Book!

This first Adult/Young Adult book is a story of friendship, survival, connection and the unquestioning power of nature told through three distinct voices, Speed of Dark affirms a love of humanity that transcends all else, including race and background.

Book Details:

The Speed of Dark by Patricia Ricketts

Publisher ‏ : ‎ She Writes Press (May 3, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 296 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1647423260
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1647423261

Book Description:

Mary Em Phillips has decided to end it all after losing her beloved Mamie, who raised her; her husband, Jack, who has left her for another woman; and her only son, Petey, who has died as a result of a freak bacterial infection. But when Mosely Albright, a black man from Chicago’s South Side, comes to her back door one morning needing a drink of water and seeking directions back to the train, her plans are derailed . . . to the chagrin of Mishigami (so named by the Ojibwe, also known as Lake Michigan), who has been trying to lure Mary Em into his icy depths in the hopes that she will save him.

Mary Em wants nothing more than to end her anguish. Mosely is searching for the love he’s been missing most of his life. And Mishigami—who fears he is dying from rampant pollution and overfishing—seeks a champion.

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Meet the Author:

Patricia Ricketts inherited a lifelong love of music, the written word, the visual arts, and healthy arguing from her Irish Catholic household. While teaching English to many wonderful students, Patricia raised two fine daughters and a stand-up son and now has six beautiful grandchildren who live in the Kansas City area. Throughout her life, she penned essays, short stories, poems, and novels; however, her passion for writing escalated after being awarded a scholarship for creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. Since then, she has had short stories published in New Directions, Slate, Meta, Blue Hour, Realize Magazines, and on NPR’s “This I Believe” website. The Peninsula Pulse awarded her third place among hundreds of entries in its short story contest. Her debut novel, Speed of Dark, will be launched May 3, 2022. She is currently working on a new novel, tentatively titled The End of June. Patricia lives in Chicago with her partner, artist and photographer, Peter M. Hurley.

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The next book is a Children’s/MiddleGrade book for mysterty lovers by a Best-Selling author of adult books, now introducing his new children’s book series! Thank you Bushel and Peck Publishing for providing this FREE Copy.

Book Details:

The Case of the Smuggler’s Curse: TheAfter School Detective Club Book One by MarkDawsonand Allan Burroughs,Illustrated by Ben MantleWelbeck Flame9781801300100$8.95/$11.99 CanadaPaperback256 PagesAges 8 to 12/Grades 3 to 7* Book Two Coming in June

Book Description:

Meet The After-School Detective Club – Lucy, Max, Joe, Charlie and her faithful dog Sherlock in this first in a new mystery series for kids.

Lucy: Brave, loyal and athletic. She wants to be an Olympian so don’t get in her way…

Max: The geek with a wicked sense of humor. Self-styled child genius – just don’t tell his mom.

Joe: Adventurous, funny and a great cook – but don’t believe everything he says.

Charlie: Fierce as a lion, she loves her dog Sherlock more than people. Don’t ever call her Charlotte!

Sherlock: Loud bark, cold nose, big heart – the fifth member of the club.

They may seem an unlikely gang of friends, but when they spot a ghostly specter walking the beach one winter’s evening, they are thrown together to unravel a mystery that none of them expected.

The deeper they dig, the bigger the adventure becomes – motorboats, tracking devices, bedroom breakouts and daring sea rescues are all in a day’s work for the After-School Detective Club. But when their investigation leads them into trouble with the police, there is only one thing left to do: they must go undercover for a final showdown with a ruthless gang of smugglers who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

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Meet the Author:

Mark Dawson was born in Lowestoft, in the UK. He has worked as a DJ, a door-to-door ice cream seller, factory hand and club promoter. He eventually trained as a lawyer and worked for ten years in the City of London and Soho, firstly pursuing money launderers around the world and then acting for celebrities suing newspapers for libel.

Mark lives in Wiltshire with his wife and two young children.

Mark Dawson’s Website


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One Lucky Winner will recieve a Print Copy of each of the above books ( U.S./Can. only. All others will recieve ecopies instead)

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  1. Michele Pineda

    Happy 9 years of blogging! I like the virtual interviews you do, it is great to see the author and you discussing the book and getting to know the author this way makes it more personal. Wishing you many more years of blogging to come!

    • lawonder10

      Thank you for those kind words. Interviewing is one of the best parts of blogging.
      I hope to be doing this for many more years. I so appreciate you who comment on my blog and who follow my blog site.
      Thank you!
      Lu Ann

  2. Antoinette M

    Congrats! I like the contests & the featured book section. Keep up the great work!

    • lawonder10

      Thank you, Antoinette! I appreciate it!
      Lu Ann

  3. Anne

    A wonderful blog filled with extremely interesting books, reviews and chats which I enjoy greatly. Congratulations on nine years and best wishes for many more.

    • lawonder10

      Thank you so much Anne!

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