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Fresh Pick | TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY by John Le Carre
Fresh Pick / February 24, 2012

Karla Trilogy #1 October 2002 On Sale: October 1, 2002 Featuring: George Smiley 400 pages ISBN: 0743457900 EAN: 9780743457903 Kindle: B005ZOCFCW Paperback (reprint)  Add to Wish List Suspense, Suspense Spy Buy at Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre George Smiley must use a lifetime’s worth of espionage skills to ferret out a spy who’s gotten too close for comfort British Secret Service agent George Smiley has a world-class problem: he has discovered a mole–a Soviet double agent who has managed to burrow his way up to the highest level of British Intelligence. Smiley must use a lifetime’s worth of espionage skills to ferret out a spy who’s gotten too close for comfort. John le Carre’s classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him — and his hero, British Secret Service agent George Smiley — unprecedented worldwide acclaim. A modern masterpiece in which le Carre expertly creates a total vision of a secret world, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” begins George Smiley’s chess match of wills and wits with Karla, his Soviet counterpart. It is now beyond doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by…

Shana Galen | The Best Thing about Writing Romance
Author Guest / February 24, 2012

First of all, thank you so much to Fresh Fiction for hosting me today. This is one of my favorite sites. I especially love the contests. In fact, while you’re here, check out mine listed on the contest page! If someone had told me, when I was eighteen and going into my first year of college, that I would be a romance writer, I would have laughed. I didn’t even know writing was a career. I mean, I knew Stephen King and Anne Rice wrote books for a living, but I didn’t think of them as real people. To me, they were like Mark Twain or John Steinbeck—very far removed from my real life. Of course, this was in a different time. The internet was only just beginning to become widely available and lots of people didn’t even have computers. I didn’t. If I wanted to use the computer, I went to the computer lab. And if I wanted to surf the ‘Net, I used Netscape and didn’t have a clue what to search for because I didn’t know what kind of stuff was even out there. Oh, and email. You pretty much had to know programming code to email….

Robin Lee Hatcher’s Contest Honors Caregivers’ Hearts Of Gold
News / February 24, 2012

Bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher knows it truly takes a heart of gold to provide loving care to those who need it. That’s why, to celebrate the Valentine’s Day release of her new book, HEART OF GOLD, she’s sponsoring a national contest that recognizes caregivers—professional and volunteer—for all they do. “Being a caregiver is a difficult job, so I’m excited for this opportunity to recognize and thank those who give so generously and lovingly of themselves,” said Hatcher, who knows from firsthand experience what sacrifices a caregiver makes. Hatcher cared for her ailing mother, as well as relied on a family member for her own care after suffering a fall in 2010. The idea for Hatcher’s contest came from the pages of HEART OF GOLD, her 35th novel. In the inspirational romance from publisher Thomas Nelson, a southern belle uprooted from Virginia during the Civil War is transplanted to the rough- and-tumble, gold rush town of Grand Coeur in Idaho Territory. There she finds her greatest satisfaction serving as a volunteer caregiver to the ill and injured—and conveys a strong message about accepting others. The Christy Award-winning novelist invites anyone who has a special caregiver in their life to nominate…