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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Giveaway: Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell... To start off National Reading Group Month!

The Sopranos meet ER in Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

Congratulations to Jonnie, Amanda & Cheryl who each won a copy of Beat the Reaper! And a BIG Thank you for EVERYone who joined in on the fun by entering the giveaway, Tweeting about it and Blogging about it! THANKS! Come Back for more fun soon!

Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwna is a hitman for the mob, with a genius for violence, a well-earned fear of sharks, and an overly close relationship with the Federal Witness Relocation Program. More likely to leave a trail of dead gangsters than a molecule of evidence, he's the last person you want to see in your hospital room.

Nicholas LoBrutto, aka Eddy Squillante, is Dr. Brown's new patient, with three months to live and a very strange idea: that Peter Brown and Pietro Brnwa might-just might-be the same person ...

Now, with the mob, the government, and death itself descending on the hospital, Peter has to buy time and do whatever it takes to keep his patients, himself, and his last shot at redemption alive. To get through the next eight hours-and somehow beat the reaper.

Spattered in adrenaline-fueled action and bone-saw-sharp dialogue, BEAT THE REAPER is a debut thriller so utterly original you won't be able to guess what happens next, and so shockingly entertaining you won't be able to put it down.

Today is the first day of National Reading Group Month, and what better way to start the celebration than with a giveaway of a book worth plenty of discussion for any group! Beat the Reaper is a fun romp through the Hospital! Filled with great characters, the mob and plenty of action! You can read my full review next week, but for now, let's have some fun! Would you like to read an excerpt? Here's the link to chapter one! Here's the Reading Group Guide for some great discussion questions! And finally learn more about Josh Bazell, Beat the Reaper and play the Beat the Reaper game at www.beatthereaper.com. Courtesy of Valerie of Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell up for grabs! Thanks Valerie!

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*For another entry, sign up to follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know you just became a follower. (if you're already a follower you will get an extra entry!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Oct. 17th. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

62 comments:

Natalie W said...

Oh i'd love to enter! Sounds like a great read.
nataliew2@gmail.com

Natalie W said...

I'm a follower!
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Natalie W said...

I tweeted :0)
http://twitter.com/nataliew2/status/4531972495
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mindy said...

sounds great thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Please enter me.

Thanks!

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I'm a follower.

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rubynreba said...

Your review made me really want to read this!
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower
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Linna said...

I would like to read this book. Please count me in.

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Kathy said...

I'd love to read this,please enter me to win!
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Kathy said...

Blog follower for awhile now:)

Kathy said...

Tweeted about the giveaway here
https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/4536498350

etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

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etirv said...

Follower!

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Anonymous said...

Please count me in for this great giveaway. Jasmine


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techyone said...

I've been wanting to read this one.
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stpand said...

Please enter me.

Linda K said...

I would love to win and read this book.

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Linda K said...

google reader follower

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Mia J. said...

This sounds like such a good book. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

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donnas said...

Please include me.

Thanks!

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donnas said...

I am already a follower

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FoundProdigalDaughter said...

looks like a book I'd enjoy :)

would love to be entered in the draw

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FoundProdigalDaughter said...

I'm already a follower :)

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FoundProdigalDaughter said...

tweeted

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love this book. Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I already follow

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DarcyO said...

I'd love to read this one. Please include me.

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DarcyO said...

I already follow.

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bashtree said...

please enter me!

bashtree said...

i'm a follower

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
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Deedles said...

Please add my name to the draw.
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Suko said...

Please enter me in this great giveaway. Suko95(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

I am a follower.

Michele said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Please enter me.

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Bethie said...

Please enter me. Looks like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

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Sarah Z said...

Sounds like a great read - love finding new authors!
Thanks
Sarah
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Ladytink_534 said...

I want to read this :)

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Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
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Karen H in NC said...

Book sounds good. Please enter me.

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Karen H in NC said...

+1 I am a follower

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Rue said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
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Jennifer said...

Thank you!

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Jennifer said...

I'm a follower!

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Jennifer said...

And here's my Tweet!

http://twitter.com/jenniferarnold

Sue said...

I'd love a chance! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Already following with Google Friend Connect
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Tweeted
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Stacey said...

Thanks!
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bison61 said...

this book sounds so good-please sign me up

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Meljprincess said...

I want to read this book so badly! It's on the Halloween table at Borders. I want to be shocked! Thrilled! 'Now I'm feeling Zombiefied' (Alien Sex Fiend)
This would make my Halloween bloody great.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

edmontonjb said...

Great review. Please enter me
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CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in!

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

I already follow
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book. I'd love to read it -- thanks for the chance to win a copy!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

And, I'm a Follower!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

Here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/4945136667

(I'll list it on my blog in my giveaway post later today as well)

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

Here's my blog post: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-giveaways-from-around-blogworld.html

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. My fingers are crossed.

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