When you think of Bond, James Bond what comes to mind? Shaken not stirred? Fast paced adrenaline and luxury cars? Glamorous locations and beautiful women? Intrigue and suspense? Evil villains and cool gadgets? Whatever combination you can imagine, there's no doubt Bond is the quintessential spy hero.
Fans of Agent 007 will be thrilled to discover the new Bond story Carte Blanche will be speeding its way to the book shelves on June 14th. Ian Fleming wrote an impressive number of James Bond books. The Ian Fleming estate, (Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.) commissioned bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver (The Bone Collector) to write the latest 007 book Carte Blanche. Deaver credits Fleming as an early influence on his own writing career and jumped at the chance to write the newest installment to the Bond series.
In Carte Blanche, James Bond is a veteran of the Afghan war and becomes a member of a post 9/11 elite organization that operates independent of the Ministry of Defence. Headquarters gleans information about a planned attack so Agent 007 is called to action once again, but this time he's been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfill his mission to protect the Realm. The modern-day secret agent travels to Dubai which is the first time the United Arab Emirates has been featured in a James Bond novel.
To celebrate the release of Carte Blanche, Simon & Schuster Canada will be holding a special event with author Jeffery Deaver. This special Jeffery Deaver event will be held on June 16th, 7:00 - 9:00pm at INDIGO MANULIFE, 55 Bloor Street W. Toronto, Ontario. For more information check out the Meet Jeffery Deaver Event on Facebook for more details. Just think, you could meet Deaver, Jeffery Deaver!
YUMMY MUMMY BOOK CLUB
The Yummy Mummy Book Club will be having a "Carte Blanche" Twitter party chat on Wednesday, July 13th, from 9:30 - 11:00 pm EDT. If you want to join the chat then enter the book giveaway below or pick up a copy of "Carte Blanche" and join our virtual book club chat using the hashtag #CarteBlanche!
BOOKALICIOUS BOOK GRAB GIVEAWAY
Simon & Schuster Canada has copies of Carte Blanche, The New James Bond Novel by Jeffery Deaver to give away to 2 lucky Bookalicious readers who leave a comment about their favourite Bond memory.
Yummy Rules and Regulations:
You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until June 16, 2011. Contest open to Canadian residents. Winners will be picked using www.random.org.
Wanda Lynne Young
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