Thursday, July 1, 2010

BBA July Book ~ Mind Games by Carolyn Crane & Giveaway!

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If you haven’t noticed it before, there’s a group on Goodreads called Book Bloggers Anonymous. It was started by Steph @ Paper Cut Reviews and last month was our first month with A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix hosted by Paranormal Haven. It was a whole lot of fun, and this month I was lucky enough to be selected as the host!

This month our book is Mind Games by Carolyn Crane! From July 1st-15th there will be Mind Games fun sprinkled around my blog. You never know when it might pop up, so be on the lookout!

We’re going to start things off right now with a giveaway! First here’s a synopsis of Mind Games for any of you not familiar with it.

 

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JUSTINE KNOWS SHE’S GOING TO DIE. ANY SECOND NOW.
Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of problem.

Or is it? In Midcity, a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers. And while Justine’s first missions, including one against a nymphomaniac husband-killer, are thrilling successes, there is more to Packard than meets the eye. Soon, while battling her attraction to two very different men, Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry, eroticism, and cosmic secrets. With Packard’s help, Justine has freed herself from her madness—only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone’s worst fears.

 

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Want to win a signed copy of Mind Games? Leave a comment below, answering one of these questions. Are you taking part in our BBA discussions of the book? Is there anything you’d like to ask Carolyn if you got the chance?

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Contest closes July 15th, 2010, 11:59 CST. Winner will be announced July 16th.

41 comments:

Kailia Sage said...

I think that's a very interesting topic for a book and the synopsis sounds great. Where did you get the idea for this book?

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Paranormal Haven said...

Already have this book and finished last night. It was great I was surprised how much I liked this book. Can't wait to read the second one.


Stephanie G

Barbara E. said...

I don't have the book yet, so I'm not taking part in the BBA discussions. I am going to check out BBA on Goodreads, although I'm not a blogger, does that matter?

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Dwayne said...

If I could Carolyn something: 'Justine seems like a very unique character. Who/what inspired this character?'

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Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

I haven't read the book, though it is on my TBR list. I just haven't had the funds to purchase yet.

If I could, I'd actually like to ask Carolyn Crane how hard it is, during the writing process, to balance having a strong female character, with a woman vulnerable enough to turn to the male MC for help?

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Meredith said...

I'd like to know what the author's inspiration for the book was?

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Beth (Maybe-Tomorrow.net) said...

I shall be there :) I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive! I'm really looking forward to this months pick!

Bethany C. said...

I would ask the author if the model on the cover resembles how she pictured Justine in her mind.

Bethany C. said...

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jellybelly82158 said...

This book really sounds good. I would like to ask Carolyn if there will be more in the series.

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Katie A. said...

I would ask Carolyn if she knew anyone afflicted with a disorder and if that was the inspiration for this book or if it came to her out of the blue and she had to do a lot of research.

katiealtman(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tore said...

This book has been very intrigued. It sounds very interesting and sounds like it would be a very good read. The one question I would ask the author would be What made her decide to write books? Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

stacey said...

What gave you the idea mind disorders run in my family.do you know somebody that has one?
Looks like a good book.

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Vixen Pearl said...

I'm part of BBA, and have this book on order...can't wait to read it, Carolyn! What would I ask about the book...hm... Oh, I have one: If she could write Justine as a bad guy, what kind of harm could her beloved MC get into? >:)

Robin K said...

What is BBA? I suppose I would ask besides BBA what other networking events is Carolyn part of.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Amanda Leigh said...

Great questions for Carolyn everyone! She'll be getting to those a bit later! ;)

@Paranormal Haven- Glad you liked it so much!

@Barbara E- It was started as a way for us bloggers to get to know eachother better and discuss the books we read, but we definitely want our blog readers to join in as well!! Look forward to seeing you there!

@Beth- See ya there!

@Robin- BBA is Book Bloggers Anonymous. It's our monthly book club that has discussions on Goodreads and has a host blog that changes every month that has events/interviews/giveaways/whatever. :) Check it out! We'd love to have you! http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/33627.Book_Bloggers_Anonymous

Wings said...

This book sounds sooo good!

Please enter me!

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Sandy! said...

i'm not part of BBA.
i would ask her what she does for getting inspiration ^^

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Jennifer Mathis said...

i hadn't heard of bba but now that i have i will have to sign up

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EVA SB said...

I'd like to ask Carolyn if Justine is based on any hypochondriac she knows.

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Aik said...

I'd like to ask Carolyn what are some of her favourite authors/books.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Chas @ LLL in the 808 said...

Awesome Amanda!=) I will blurb this one on my blog as well!=)
A signed copy rocks!!=)

Joan said...

I'd love to enter this contest!!

My question, was there ever a time you just wanted to give up? If so, what made you continue writing this book?

anbi14 at hotmail dot com

"Lucy & Hikari " said...

I'd like to ask Carolyn what are some of her favourite song.

stephangelsyl at hotmail dot com

Amanda Leigh said...

Awesome questions everyone! Keep them coming! Don't worry you will be getting answers... I'm just not telling you when yet. :D

I'm so glad you all are interested in Mind Games and BBA!

@Chas- Awesome! Thanks so much!!

Pamk said...

wow this sounds like a great series. I am looking forward to reading them.BBA sounds like a fun group. I want to know some her favorite reads

davidpurse said...

I would ask her what inspired her to write

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JenM said...

I really want to read this book, but I'm trying to whittle down my TBR pile right now so no new purchases for awhile. I'd love to join the BBA group at some point.

I'd ask Carolyn whether she or anyone she knows well is a hypochondriac.

jen(at)delux(dot)com

jamoevo2k7 said...

Looks brilliant!

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Cass said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I'm not part of BB, but I'm checking it out now, so I might just join in.

Cass @ Words on Paper
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Julie said...

I'm not a book blogger, so I don't really belong in that group, but it's a really interesting idea. I wonder how all these book bloggers find the time to read and review books so quickly!?

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Midnyte Reader said...

I would like to know why Carolyn picked hypochondria as her heroine's flaw? Is it a statement on today's society when there is so much disease and illness?

heatwave16 said...

Is Carolyn a hypochondriac or part hypochondriac??? I know my honey has it a bit, even though she won't admit him.

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Rae (In The Forest) said...

I am a part of BBA but I haven't got around to get in on the discussions.

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Amanda Leigh said...

@JenM- Stop in whenever you want! We have a new book every month.

@Cass- Hope to see you around BBA!

@Julie- As far as I'm concerned you don't have to be a book blogger to join. That's the plus for having the group on goodreads and open for public admission. We're up for anyone who wants to discuss the book stopping by!

@Rae- Yeah, I'm behind on discussions too...

Keep the questions coming!

april_hunter24 said...

I would ask the author if the model on the cover resembles how she pictured Justine while writing the book.

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PeechieKeen said...

Just a title like that, Mind Games, is intriging.

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latishajean said...

This book sounds very good The title got me. I have not yet read it so no to being part of BBA. great giveaway thank you look forwrd to reading it :)
tishajean@charter.net

dramaqueen55 said...

thanks for the contest! :)
have you (caroline) ever been afraid that a blood vessel would pop in your brain?

Johanna said...

I don't really know BBA, so I guess i won't join the discussion, sounds interesting though.

ay-u-rd(at)gmx(dot)at

engarde99 said...

I just learned of this book at Romcon and would LOVE to read it! I would like to ask the author what was her source material for her main character's disorder.

Thank you,
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