Skip to main content

Book Giveaway: When No One Is Watching by Joe Hayes

My next blogivesary giveaway is for a copy of a brand new book that was released earlier this month: When No One Is Watching by Joe Hayes. I haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but wanted to offer it as a giveaway during my blogiversary celebration. Here are some details:

About the book: 
After causing a fatal car accident, political superstar Blair Van Howe perpetrates an elaborate cover-up to ensure his political survival. When a dogged detective nears the truth, Blair must ask himself how far he is willing to go to protect his dark secret, and whether the good he can accomplish politically justifies the sins he commits when no one is watching. Read an excerpt.

About the author: 
Joe Hayes is an ethics lawyer born and raised in Chicago. A graduate with honors from De Paul University, he obtained his juris doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He has practiced law around the country for 18 years and has become a legal expert in ethical law. He is also a member of Mensa and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Currently, he resides with his wife Susan and his three children in The Woodlands, Texas. An active philanthropist and is constantly speaking about the power of counseling. For more information on John Hayes and his novel, When No One is Watching, visit and

If you'd like to win a copy of When No One Is Watching, leave a comment below. 

Extra Entries:
If you follow My Book Retreat, leave another comment.
If you follow me on Twitter (@MyBookRetreat), leave another comment.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00pm Eastern time. The winner will be chosen by and notified by email, so be sure to include your email address if it's not easily accessible. The book will be sent directly from Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists.


  1. I would love to read When No One Is Watching :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  2. Publicly following My Book Retreat with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

  3. Sounds good...would love to win.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  4. I follow on GFC.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Banned Books Week: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

This is the end of Banned Books Week and unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to write about banned books this year. But I did want to include at least one post about it, so today I wanted to share one of the book series that it seems most people are surprised to find on the list: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park.

According to Wikipedia:
The Junie B. Jones series came in at #71 on the American Library Association's list of the Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books from 2000-2009. Reasons cited are poor social values taught by the books and Junie B. Jones not being considered a good role model due to her mouthiness and bad spelling/grammar. This is an interesting example of a banned book. Many times there are serious, controversial topics featured in books that are challenged. Things like homosexuality, drugs, vulgar language, etc. You can actually understand why people may not want their children to read those books, and why they may challenge their inclusion in school libra…

April Reading Review

Where exactly did April go? I swear it was just the middle of March and now it's May. Once again, I'm going to provide a quick review of each of the books I read last month. For the last two weeks of the month, I participated in the Spring Into Horror Readathon hosted by Michelle at Seasons of Reading. The only rule was that you had to read at least one book that was horror, thriller, etc. I read one book that qualified. With the exception of the first book in my list, the books I mention below were read during the readathon

My book club's May selection was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I had started reading this nonfiction book about the author's work representing men, women and children who were on death row in March but finished the book in April. This is an eye-opening story that everyone at my book club discussion agreed should be required reading for law schools and police officers and even legislators who are making the laws related to judgements. I learned to…

Book Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Title: The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Published: May 9, 2017
Format: Paperback
Source: Random House Children's Books
Buy on Amazon (affiliate link)

Tessa Lowell left Fayette, Pennsylvania, when she was just 9 years old, moving to Florida with her grandmother. Now she's a recent high school graduate and heading back to town to say goodbye to her dying father. With no family in town anymore, Tessa stays with the family of her former friend Callie, which is pretty awkward since she and Callie haven't spoken since they were little. Being with Callie also brings up questions that Tessa has held onto for the years since she's been gone. Questions about the testimony the young girls gave that sent a man to death row. 

I don't read many young adult novels, but The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas was touted as "the next twisted psychological thriller," so I decided to give it a try... and I'm glad I did. While the story moves r…