Thursday, August 20, 2009

Review Book Arrival: Prime Time, Face Time and Air Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Charlotte McNally Mystery series)

Prime Time, Face Time and Air Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Charlotte McNally Mysteries)

I received this from Kim Miller at Nancy Berland Public Relations.

From Hank Phillippi Ryan's website:

Air Time:
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: July 2009
Deadlines. Desire. Deception.
And whatever you do: Don't Delete.

The story of the century may be hiding in her junk mail folder.

Think that annoying Spam clogging your computer is just so much cyber junk mail? Top notch TV reporter Charlotte McNally suspects it may be much more than that—in fact, she thinks some of it may be carrying secret big money messages to the group of insiders with the key to decode it. Problem is, the last outsider who deciphered the truth now resides in the local morgue.

Is this the biggest story of Charlie's life? Or the one that will end it?

Charlie's also facing another dilemma: what happens when a top-notch TV reporter is married to her job—but begins to worry that the camera doesn't love her anymore?
Excerpt for Prime Time

Face Time:
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: August 2009
Revenge. Romance. The Ratings.
Cameras don't lie. Pictures do.

Veteran TV reporter Charlotte McNally fights for justice, journalism—and the battle against on-the air aging. (And for that dishy professor she met on the job.) The good news: she's got explosive evidence to free an innocent woman from prison. The bad news: that makes Charlotte—and someone she loves—the killer's next target.

Who better to crack the story than Boston's own version of Brenda Starr? Unfortunately, the prime source won't talk, the attorney general is trying to block the investigation, and the more Charlotte snoops around, the more people turn up dead.

An extended visit from her persnickety mother isn't helping And the incredibly sexy new love of her life may be the picture of perfection, but that includes a close up of a prickly preteen who isn't keen on sharing her daddy with Charlotte.

It's another action-filler page turner—with a scheme so realistically diabolical you'll suspect someone's already tried it. After Hank's trademark twist of an ending, you'll once again be going back to find all the clues you missed!

Excerpt from Face Time

Air Time
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: September 2009

Undercover. And under fire.

Star reporter Charlotte McNally enters the glamorous and high-stakes world of high fashion...and soon discovers when the purses are fake—the danger is real.

To break her latest big-money blockbuster, Charlotte must go undercover—but what if the bad guys recognize her? This savvy TV journalist must face more than her fear of flying when her inside scoop on designer duplicates suddenly turns deadly.

Carrying a hidden camera and dressing to deceive, Charlie finds she's not the only one disguising her identity. Nothing—and no one—is what they seem. And that means nothing—and no one—can be trusted. In her high-risk job and in her suddenly steamy love life, how can she tell the real thing?

Charlie is forced to make some life-changing—and life and death—decisions. With only a split-second to act and with her own life in the balance, Charlie knows if she chooses wrong it will be the last decision she ever makes.

Real-life investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan devises a scheme so timely and innovative you'll wonder why someone hasn't tried it. AIR TIME takes you behind the scenes of TV news—and reveals what can happen when a savvy, sexy journalist turns from hard-working reporter into becoming a killer's target.
This series sounds really great and I am looking forward to getting to know Charlie while reading the series.


Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Wow, Crystal, thank you so much!

I'm so thrilled to be here..and as a result, just for readers of your blog, let's give away some books!

The first five who contact me through my website and tell me the names of any two the other authors pictured on my Cool Stuff page--get a free signed ARC of the Agatha-winning PRIME TIME!

(Just put "We Love My Reading Room" in the subject line!)

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