Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Spotlight/Book Giveaway: A Dangerous Fiction by Barbara Rogan

About the Book

Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release Date: July 2014

In A DANGEROUS FICTION (Penguin Books; $15.00; ISBN: 978-0-143-12565-5; on sale July 29, 2014), Barbara Rogan delivers a nail-biting and deeply entertaining mystery—set in the heart of the New York City publishing world. Thirty-five-year-old Jo Donovan always manages to come out on top. Originally from the backwoods of Appalachia, she worked hard to achieve her dream of living amongst the literati of Manhattan as the wife of renowned author (and notorious playboy) Hugo Donovan. Upon Hugo’s untimely death, Jo becomes the owner of one of the most prestigious literary agencies in town, wheeling and dealing with charm, a biting wit, and a backbone of steel.

When a would-be client turns stalker, accosting Jo on the street one evening during a torrential rainstorm, she initially writes it off as just another occupational hazard. Since he was wearing a trench coat and fedora, Jo nicknames him “Sam Spade.” But when her agency is sabotaged and her authors fall prey to sadistic attacks, Jo senses something far more sinister is at work.

As her web of suspicion grows wider her circle of friends draws nearer; yet all signs point to an inside job. Then harassment escalates to murder and Jo turns to the authorities, supported by her client and friend, Max Messinger, a former FBI profiler turned bestselling thriller writer. At the police station she finds herself face-to-face with a handsome old flame—who is now an NYPD detective. He may still carry a torch for Jo…or a grudge. With little evidence to work with, everyone is a suspect, even Jo herself.

A DANGEROUS FICTION is a white-knuckle thriller, but it’s also a remarkable insider’s view of the book publishing world. Fast-paced, urgently suspenseful, and sparkling with wicked wit, Barbara Rogan’s superb storytelling will keep readers on their toes until the very last page.

About the Author

Barbara Rogan is a former literary agent and the author of eight novels and coauthor of two nonfiction books. Her fiction has been translated into six languages. She has taught fiction writing at Hofstra University and currently teaches for Writers Digest University and in her own online school, Next Level Workshops. She lives on Long Island and blogs at www.barbararogan.com/blog. Visit her at wwww.barbararogan.com and www.nextlevelworkshop.com.

By Barbara Rogan
Penguin Books; $15.00; ISBN: 978-0-143-12565-5
On-Sale: July 29, 2014

www.us.penguingroup.com or http://www.barbararogan.com/


Now you can win a copy of A Dangerous Fiction by Barbara Rogan? Thanks to Penguin, I have one to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

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2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

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The giveaway begins on July 29th (midnight est) and ends on August 5th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. thank you for the chance to win

  2. This sounds like a book you would not want to put down till you finished it.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I usually read romance, but this sounds like a winner. I'd love to read it!!

  5. This book sounds enthralling and great. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. The publishing world today is changing so fast---maybe I'll learn a little about it while enjoying this mystery.

  7. Hi,
    Sounds interesting. The weather changed and Kato is better

  8. I look forward to reading another one of Barbara's delightful books.

  9. This author is new to me which is a plus, and the book sounds interesting which is a second plus.

  10. Another great title to add to my TBR list!

  11. Love mystery books about books. Think the addition of the publishing industry will make a great added touch too! Ronnalord(at) msn(dot)com

  12. New to me author of a mystery and blurb sounds interesting. Bobbipad@gmail.com Always happy to post a review.

  13. I would like to read this book because I love a good mystery thriller. I think I would truly enjoy reading this book.

  14. I want to read because it's an interesting book. I think this would be a book that I won't want to put down.

  15. I would like to read this book because I like the storyline, and the fact that it sounds like a great mystery. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  16. I love a good thriller - with "wicked wit."

  17. Yvonne, thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)


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