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Friday, July 3, 2009

Swimsuit - New Audiobook Giveaway!

I have 3 copies of the audiobook Swimsuit by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro to give away thanks to Hachette Books!

About the book: Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them.

LA Times reporter Ben Hawkins is conducting his own research into the case, hoping to help the victim and get an idea for his next bestseller. With no leads and no closer to uncovering the kidnapper's identity than when he stepped off the plane, Ben gets a shocking visit that pushes him into an impossible-to-resist deal with the devil.

A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, SWIMSUIT transports readers to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors. (from Barnes and Noble website)

About the authors: James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel -- an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another...maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco -- a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers -- including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan -- and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."



Swimsuit
Publisher/Publication Date: Hachette Audio, June 2009
ISBN: 9781600245916
Read by Christian Rummel

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Rules
  1. Only residents of U.S. or Canada
  2. No PO Boxes
  3. Three (3) books being given away - giveaway ends July 24th.
  4. Leave a comment w/email address to enter. (please leave all entries in one comment)
  5. Follow my blog +2
  6. Post about it on blog or any social network - leave me a link +3. If you are leaving it on twitter use @kherbrand.
  7. If someone says you referred them you will each get +3!

49 comments:

nfmgirl said...

More audio books! I need more audio books! Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

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clenna said...

I'd love to win this book - it sounds great.

I follow

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Diane said...

i hope i win this one!

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Diane said...

i'm already a follower!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

janetfaye said...

I would like to enter.

Thanks!

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janetfaye said...

I follow your blog - janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

2. I follow your blog - janetfaye

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MoziEsmé said...

Yeah - I've heard a lot about this book!

And I'm a follower.

scottsgal said...

Patterson's my fave author - would love to win this

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scottsgal said...

+2 already a follower

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Dawn M. said...

I love listening to Patterson's books on audio. Please enter me. :0)

Thanks!
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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-07-02-09.html

Toystory said...

I like this author, and would love to have this book. Thanks!

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

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Belinda M said...

+2 Current follower

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etirv said...

I want to win this!!!!
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etirv said...

I'm a follower!

Heather said...

Please enter me for a chance to win "Swimsuit". I am also a follower.

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Taylor tp.smith29@yahoo.com said...

I purchased this Audiobook a while ago! For anyone who is interested in reading it and doesn't win the giveaway, check out www.booksonboard.com I bought my copy there. They always have great deals and promos on eBooks and audiobooks. I got a great price since its a new release! When I see book reviews I've purchased, I feel I have to share!

WotV said...

jddistef at aol dot com

You've been tweeted and followed... did you feel it? ;P

I freelance for an audiobook site. How do I get hooked up for freebies? Any ideas?

dag888888 said...

Please include me!

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dag888888 said...

Follower already!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Count me in please - thanks.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I follow - thanks.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

nfmgirl sent me - thanks.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-giveaway-links_06.html

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Park Avenue Princess said...

I would LOVE a chance to wind this one!

xoxo Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

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Park Avenue Princess said...

I follow too!

LindaW said...

I love to read James Patterson. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Barb said...

I love to read James Patterson. He writes great adventure/mystery books. I can listen to the story as I drive to work each day.

I follow your blog.
I tweeted about the giveaway

http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/2655565755

bstilwell12 (at) comcast (dot) net

thanks for this chance

Hotsnotty2 said...

I've heard only good things about this one! Hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

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budletsmom said...

I would love to win this book please enter me in your giveaway.

I also follow

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ChristyJan said...

I just finished READING this book and I would LOVE to win an audiobook of it.

+ I'm a NEW follower

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Cindy said...

I would love to win a copy of the audiobook, Swimsuit. I too am a fan of the author.

I follow your blog on Google.

I also follow you on Twitter. My username is Soccermom213

I tweet about your blog and giveaways!

Cindy
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Carol W. said...

This would be great for a trip by car.

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CrystalGB said...

I would love to have this.

I am a follower

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weblynx said...

I love audiobooks and Patterson is my favorite

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Karin said...

Am currently reading Patterson's "Double Cross"...

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JenniferB said...

woohoo audiobooks- love them. please enter me- thanks for the chance to win

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JenniferB said...

I am following you

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JenniferB said...

I am following you #2

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Brenda S. said...

I'd love to win this book - it sounds great.
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AmyLynn said...

My husband and I love James Patterson. Thanks for the giveaway!

AmyLynn said...

My husband and I love James Patterson. Thanks for the giveaway!

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