Saturday, August 22, 2009

UNDONE: MEET THE AUTHOR and GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
UNDONE

BY KARIN SLAUGHTER

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Someone had spent time with her -- someone well-practiced in the art of pain... Three years ago former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now working as a doctor in Atlanta's Grady Hospital she is starting to piece her life together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror. The woman has been hit by a car but, naked and brutalized, it's clear that she has been the prey of a twisted mind. When Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Investigation Team returns to the scene of the accident, he stumbles on a torture chamber buried deep beneath the earth. And this hidden house of horror reveals a ghastly truth - Sara's patient is just the first victim of a sick, sadistic killer. Wrestling the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner Faith Mitchell find themselves at the center of a grisly murder hunt. And Sara, Will and Faith - each with their own wounds and their own secrets - are the only thing that stands between a madman and his next crime...READ UNDONE TO FIND OUT THE REST!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karin Slaughter is The New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including BEYOND REACH and A FAINT COLD FEAR, which was named an International Book of the Month selection; she contributed to and edited LIKE A CHARM. She is a native of Georgia, where she currently lives, and is working on her next novel, which Delacorte Press will publish in 2010. Her latest novel is UNDONE, which they published this past July.


ABOUT KARIN SLAUGHTER! In case you missed this, I found this article fun to read about this author. It was in the July 24th Edition of SHELF AWARENESS:

On your nightstand now:

The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh. Set aside the politics of the man, and you get an amazing story of having the courage and conviction to bring an idea to fruition. This is what America used to be all about--"don't tell me it can't be done!" For 33 hours, Lindbergh sat in a wicker chair bolted inside a metal tube. He didn't have a radio. He didn't have a front window. He had to keep his knees bent the entire time. My last flight out of JFK, the guy beside of me threw a hissy fit when the stewardess told him to bring his seatback upright for landing. I thought I was going to have to slap him.

Favorite book when you were a child:

Everything in the Encyclopedia Brown canon. I wanted to be Encyclopedia Brown. Some might argue that has happened.

Your top five authors:

Instead of "of all time" (which would make me stress about trying to sound all literally sophisticated and crap), I'm going to do "right at this moment." Mo Hayder, Denise Mina, Flannery O'Connor (though she's on every list), Mark Billingham and Lee Child.

Book you've faked reading:

Orlando by Virginia Woolf. I tried to read it in college, and I still have it somewhere but good googlie mooglie, just opening the cover sucks the life right out of you. Why? Why???

Book you're an evangelist for:

Currently The Help by Kathryn Stockett, though my lifelong evangelical quest is to get more people to read Gone With the Wind. As much as I loved the movie, the book should serve as a bible for authors seeking to tell a good story. Scarlett O'Hara is one of the most engaging and unique women ever created. With all of the hullabaloo, people have forgotten why Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in the first place. The book is just amazing.

Book you've bought for the cover:

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. Oh, the sexy! And it actually delivered inside, which, sadly, seldom happens.

Book that changed your life:

Flannery O'Connor's The Complete Stories. Lord God, to me--a little girl growing up in South Georgia--this was a revelation. Here was a woman writing about violence and getting away with it! Mercy me.

Favorite line from a book:

"She would of been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."--Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Perfect.

Book you most want to read again for the first time:

I have a hard time with this because books are defined by where you were in life when you read them. I think of all my experiences--good and bad--in terms of the book I was reading when it happened. That being said, if you put a gun to my head, I'd probably say The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski. I read this in high school, and I'm sure I missed most of the import, but I was so struck by the story (true or not) that it took my breath away.

GIVEAWAY

WANT TO BE PART OF THE TOUR
AND WIN A COPY OF UNDONE?
HOP ON THE BUS AND ENTER HERE!
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THANKS TO JAIME AT PUMP UP YOUR
BOOK PROMOTION BLOG TOURS, I HAVE
TWO COPIES OF UNDONE TO GIVEAWAY!

RULES:

U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY (SORRY)
NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
GIVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN YOUR COMMENT

MAKE EVERY COMMENT SEPARATE SO THEY
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU READ/FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT AUTHOR, KARIN SLAUGHTER

+1 MORE ENTRY: FOLLOWERS OF MY BLOG OR WHO JOIN THERE IN LEFT HAND COLUMN, LET ME KNOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK WITH LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: TELL ME IF YOU ARE TAKING PART IN THE BBAW AWARDS PROGRAM AS I'D LOVE FOR EVERYONE TO VOTE AND HAVE FUN THAT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14-18

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
6PM, EST, ON SEPTEMBER 3


WATCH FOR MY REVIEW IN A FEW
DAYS AS THERE WILL BE A CHANCE
FOR MORE ENTRIES!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


47 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I already have this book and have read it, but I love this author, and highly recommend her books!

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid, too! I would love to be entered for this book. Thanks for another great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I wouldn't miss the fun of BBAW for anything!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Just wanted you to know - I've posted it here:

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-links.html

holdenj said...

I actually just finished The Help and while it's still ruminating around in my mind, I'll definitely recommend it to my friends. I agree with her wholeheartedly about people actually reading Gone With the Wind. Believe it or not, even with how long that movie was, there's even more to that story.

Please count me in!

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holdenj said...

I follow via Google!

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Anonymous said...

Four of her favorite authors are mine as well!

Ayden

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Beth said...

I loved that she faked reading Orlando! Perfect!

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Beth said...

I'm a follower.

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Beth said...

I will not be taking part in the BBAW since I wasn't nominated, but I will be voting for others.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

kalea_kane said...

Seriously just the opening blurb hooked me, Karen! That being said, I am a huge fan of Gone With The Wind and was thrilled that Karin Slaughter thought so highly of it. I was also a huge Encyclopedia Brown fan and honestly I reread many of the books to my son. :) Great giveaway for what looks like an amazing book!

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kalea_kane said...

I have not been involved with BBAW but I am sure looking forward to checking it all out. I think there are just so many wonderful book bloggers out there.

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kalea_kane said...

I am of course a follower of your awesome blog. :)

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Kat Bryan said...

I learned that Karin Slaughter's debut novel Blindsighted, became an international success and made the Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001.

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Kat Bryan said...

I am a follower.

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Searcher said...

I found it interesting that Karin Slaughter was an evangelist for The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This is a book that people just can't stop talking about. The audio version is supposed to be excellent as well.

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Searcher said...

I am a follower and Congrats for the nominations!!!!!

Searcher said...

The BBAW I am there....

Brenda said...

I would love to read this book!

A ma a follower!

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Debs Desk said...

I learned that she loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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Natalie W said...

Oh i'd love to enter, i've read Indelible, awesome read!
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Natalie W said...

I'm a follower too!
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Kathy said...

I love that her favorite line from a book is this one
"She would of been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."--Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find.

Kathy said...

I'm a blog follower

Kathy said...

Tweeted here about the giveaway
https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/3493212330

kalea_kane said...

I blogged your giveaway!

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-to-enjoy.html

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Please count me in...thanks...I enjoyed your interview w/ Karin S. Flannery O'Connor influenced her, per her interview.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i'm a follower :)

karen k
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Dee said...

I remember some of the books I read in high school with great fondness and made sure to suggest them to my son. I will have to find the Painted Bird to which Ms. Slaughter referred.

Valorie said...

I love that she is a fan of Flannery O'Connor because I have always loved her writing.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I follow.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/08/24/book-giveaways-08-24-08-30/.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.comi

Valorie said...

I am definitely taking part in the BBAW.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Beth said...

I love that Karin Slaughter is a fan of Gone with the Wind. Gotta love it!!

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CherylS22 said...

I found it interesting that Karin faked reading "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf. I, too, find Virginia Woolf very difficult to read.
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CherylS22 said...

I follow in GFC
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CherylS22 said...

I'm not participating in the BBAW
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Ally in WA said...

It's nice to see that someone else has trouble with "Orlando" as I had the same problem getting into it although it wasn't mandatory (extra credit only) in college. So it remains unread still to this day.

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Ally in WA said...

I'm an "old" follower (Ally/rubymoon)


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Debbie F said...

Please include me! Thanks
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Carol said...

Gone With the Wind is my favorite book! I'm thrilled that she likes it so much! The movie was good but the book is so much better!
Carol M
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Carol said...

I follow your blog.
Carol M
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Virginia said...

I loved Karin's interview--she is very animated and entertaining. She's right on the money about Gone With the Wind! gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Something I read in the interview- The author's favorite book when she was a child Everything in the Encyclopedia Brown Canon. She wanted to be Encyclopedia Brown.

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Glenn said...

What I found interesting was that she was into Encyclopedia Brown as a child, as I was as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

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heatherzilla said...

I was interested in her love for Gone with the Wind. It is one of my favorite books, and I am always shocked that people do not want to read the book because they have seen the movie.

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