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CherylKayeTardif
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Re: Welcome to the Mystery Book Club - Introduce Yourself!

I think they do still do the subliminal advertising thing, Jim. That explains why I always want to eat chocolate every time I see that Crystal Light commercial. :-)

 

Oh, and why I always want Doritos when I see the ad for Weight Watchers.

 

Yes, I'm sure it's subliminal advertising that's responsible for that.

 

Cheryl Kaye Tardif,

Canadian suspense author

 

also known as Cherish D'Angelo,

romantic suspense author who eats chocolates as she writes...

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
bestselling Canadian suspense author
http://www.cherylktardif.com

AKA... Cherish D'Angelo
romantic suspense author
http://www.cherishdangelo.com
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CherylKayeTardif
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Oops...forgot I had a signature line...

 

By the way, hello to all the new authors who've joined us. I've been busy catching up on reading posts and making notes of new books. All the best in success!

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
bestselling Canadian suspense author
http://www.cherylktardif.com

AKA... Cherish D'Angelo
romantic suspense author
http://www.cherishdangelo.com
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becke_davis
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Hi Cheryl - you've discovered the problem with the Mystery Book Club. It makes you want to buy/read more books!

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Ha, Ha  :womanvery-happy:

 

CherylKayeTardif wrote:

WARNING:

 

Debbie, put your coffee down and step away from your monitor!

 

Now swallow.

 

Continue reading at your own risk...or at the risk of soaking your computer.

 

Ok...um...that's all I've got.

 

:robotvery-happy:

Cheryl

 

 

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LoisWinston
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For some reason the dang quote thingy isn't working properly for me this morning, but Jim asked about subliminal advertising. I'd have to check with Scott on that, but I do know that most advertisers probably don't bother with subliminal any more because it's very overt. Advertisers pay producers big bucks to have their products showcased in movies. It's hard to find a blockbuster movie these days that doesn't have a product, or more likely multiple product, tie-ins. The James Bond franchise is a perfect example of that. Often you see adds for the products well before the release of the movie. It's like a new type of movie trailer.

 

Scott has mentioned from time to time where animators will slip something in-between frames as a joke. The Disney animators were notorious for doing this at one time. Not sure any of them do it now, though, but I'm sure there are others who do. You'd have to go frame by frame to spot them.

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becke_davis
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The gremlins have been working overtime. I couldn't get into B&N at all last night, which means I was late posting the intro for today's exciting guest, ANDREW GROSS!!

 

I hope you'll all stop in and say hi - I feel terrible he's had to hang around waiting for me to get the intro up.

 

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Hi to all,

Yep this page went wonky this morning the first time I tried to sign in, but it seems to have healed itself now.

 

Lois- Thanks for the info. Yep I can imagine that product placement is huge these days. All very interesting isn't it? and an exact science too!

 

Cheryl- I still agree with you that the subliminal thing is still in use. It really does explain a lot doesn't it? :smileyhappy:

 

Hope everyone has a great day!

 

Jim

 

 

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Page is still wonky as I am seeing some posts for the first time. 

 

Becke- I do remember that episode of Columbo (No relation) also. I'm not sure it would work either, but it made for fun tv.

 

Jim

The Keys to the Vault

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B&N doesn't allow contests, but I have one on my website you might want to check out:

 

http://www.beckemartin.com/bm/index.php?page_id=23

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Hi all,

 

I was wondering if there was way to share your blog on Barnes and Noble. It is a book blog and I do movies too. I saw that there is a section for blogs but I cannot seem to share mine. It must be for admins or something. I would really like my blog to be out there. If someone could help me.

Oh and if you need the link or the name here it is.

 

MyLibraryCardWoreOut

 

http://mylibrarycardworeout.wordpress.com/

 

 

Thank you so much. 

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Vermontcozy
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MyLibraryCardWoreOut wrote:

Hi all,

 

I was wondering if there was way to share your blog on Barnes and Noble. It is a book blog and I do movies too. I saw that there is a section for blogs but I cannot seem to share mine. It must be for admins or something. I would really like my blog to be out there. If someone could help me.

Oh and if you need the link or the name here it is.

 

MyLibraryCardWoreOut

 

http://mylibrarycardworeout.wordpress.com/

 

 

Thank you so much. 

 

Hi..You can Post your Blog anywhere on BN ,Any Board you would like to And any Thread of That Board..Also The Community Room of of Any Board ..Will visit and say Hi...Enjoy  Susan Vtc...Its a great way to get involved here On BN....Love you Name.. :  )

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MyLibraryCardWoreOut wrote:

Hi all,

 

I was wondering if there was way to share your blog on Barnes and Noble. It is a book blog and I do movies too. I saw that there is a section for blogs but I cannot seem to share mine. It must be for admins or something. I would really like my blog to be out there. If someone could help me.

Oh and if you need the link or the name here it is.

 

MyLibraryCardWoreOut

 

http://mylibrarycardworeout.wordpress.com/

 

 

Thank you so much. 

 

The bloggers here are all hired by Barnes & Noble, but you are welcome to share links to your blog here. Thanks for joining us!

 

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LOL - Love this photo! Looks like me before I've had my coffee! :smileyvery-happy:

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Thank you so much for all of your help. I have now learned something on B&N and that is that people get back to your and are really nice about it. Thank you once again. 

-MyLibraryCardWoreOut
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Good Morning Glad we could all help..We were all in your Shoes so to speak,and without any feedback,I would be clueless..its a Great Community.Enjoy..Susan Vtc...

MyLibraryCardWoreOut wrote:

Thank you so much for all of your help. I have now learned something on B&N and that is that people get back to your and are really nice about it. Thank you once again. 

 

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ElleryAdams wrote:

LOL - Love this photo! Looks like me before I've had my coffee! :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

Ellery,

I just finished your book The Killer Plot. Wonderful book. Kept me going right til the end. Loved the plot. The characters are great. Captain Haviland (her sidekick the standard poodle) was just the right touch. I will be looking for the next one in the series.

Are you in the midst of writing the next one?

Luanne

 

 

A Killer Plot

  

 

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MyLibraryCardWoreOut wrote:

Thank you so much for all of your help. I have now learned something on B&N and that is that people get back to your and are really nice about it. Thank you once again. 

 

We always like to meet new people here!

 

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AMayFlower
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Hi Becke,

You have a great site here to learn about new and old mysteries.  I’ve been a mystery fan since I was child and have always dreamed of being a mystery author.  Now, I am!  My debut cozy mystery, Maid of Murder  , was released from Five Star, Gale/Cengage on June 16, 2010.  The novel is available through Barnes and Noble.  

 

Thanks for creating this book club.  I enjoyed stopping by!

- Amanda Flower

 

In Maid of Murder, India Hayes, a college librarian and reluctant bridesmaid, is thrown into the role of amateur sleuth as she hunts down the person who murdered her childhood friend and framed her brother for the crime.

 

When bride-to-be Olivia turns up dead in the Martin College fountain and the evidence points to India’s brother Mark, India must unmask the real culprit while juggling a furious Mother of the Bride, an annoying Maid of Honor, a set of hippie-generation parents, a police detective who is showing a marked liking for her, and a provost itching to fire someone, anyone—maybe even a smart-mouthed librarian.

 

“The first bud in a new series that fans of Donna Andrews's lighthearted Meg Langslow mysteries will be eager to see bloom.”-Kirkus Reviews

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Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for joining us! I've put in a request for an author tag for you!