Monday, November 23, 2009

THE GATE HOUSE: REVIEW, GIVEAWAY, AND ARTWORK PRIZE!

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THE GATE HOUSE

By Nelson DeMille

ABOUT THE BOOK:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his classic novel The Gold Coast. When John Sutter's aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, ten years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant.

REVIEW:

Following the bestselling GOLD COAST, Nelson DeMille writes another thriller in THE GATE HOUSE. John Sutter left America when his wife was murdered by her lover who happened to be a Mafia don. John decided to take a three-year trip around the world in his sailboat. After that he settled down in London.Please go here to see the rest of my previously posted review. Thank you!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943 to Huron and Antonia (Panzera) DeMille. He moved as a child with his family to Long Island. In high school, he played football and ran track.

DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

DeMille returned to the States and went back to Hofstra University where he received his degree in Political Science and History. He has three children, Lauren, Alexander, and James, and still lives on Long Island.

DeMille's earlier books were NYPD detective novels. His first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978 and still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of The Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa. He holds three honorary doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.

Nelson DeMille is the author of: By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General's Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Night Fall, and Wild Fire. He also co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers.

Nelson DeMille is one of a select few notable personalities who have given approval to have their art/doodle reproduced on a unique ceramic tile collection to help raise funds for Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Click here for more details.

A select few and very notable personalities have given approval to have their art/doodle reproduced on a unique ceramic tile collection to help raise funds for Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Nelson DeMille is one of them. This collection of Celebrity Ceramics™ is produced by Duffy, Barrett & Taggart, Inc.,™ with the participation and cooperation of Long Island Cares.

Each unique ceramic is an authentic and approved reproduction of a noted public personality's art/doodle. These Celebrity Ceramics will be sold by Duffy, Barrett & Taggart to help Long Island Cares in their fight against hunger on Long Island. 20%* of the sale from each tile will be donated to Long Island Cares. Each tile measures 6” x 6” and comes with a 5” tabletop easel. Ceramics are $12.00 each. New York residents need to add applicable sales tax; see the order form. Shipping & Handling for one ceramic: $7.00 for within the U.S. and $18.00 for one ceramic internationally. Website for more information is here.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO VALERIE AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
5 COPIES OF THIS EXCITING BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!

NOTE: ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL
WIN THE BOOK AND THE CERAMIC
OF NELSON DEMILLE THAT I BOUGHT.

ALL THE MONEY GOES TO HELP THE
WORTHY CHARITY SO PERHAPS YOU
MIGHT CONSIDER BUYING ONE OR
CHECKING OUT THE SITE TO HELP!

RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:


+1 ENTRY: Go to Nelson DeMille's website here and tell if you have read any of his other books and give the title of one or more. THEN think of what would make a good name for another title for a Nelson DeMille book.

+1 MORE ENTRY: Now that you thought of a new title for a Nelson DeMille book, leave your answer here for an extra entry.

+1 MORE ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave link in your comment!

+1 MORE ENTRY: Follow on Google Connect (see left hand sidebar) or tell me how you do follow

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 9

42 comments:

Margie said...

He certainly has an impressive list of titles, but I am sorry to say that I haven't read any of them. A couple of the titles are:
Wile Fire
Night Fall
Up Country

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Margie said...

How about "Long Island" for a new title? He grew up in Long Island, and most of his titles consist of two words.
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Margie said...

I follow by email updates.
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Stephen Tremp said...

I haven't read any of his titles but I know who he is. I'll check out one of his books at the library this week. Thanks for the review.

Stephen Tremp

chey said...

I haven't yet read any of his books.
One title is By The Rivers of Babylon

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chey said...

A new title: The Entry

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I have never read one of his books, but Night Fall sounds good. I think he should write a book called Alone.

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

Crap, ok, here is my title again

"Alone"

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I follow via GFC

Jessica said...

I've read The General's Daughter.

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Jessica said...

Um I suck at these kinds of things. How about :

Glory Falls

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Jessica said...

I follow google friend connect.

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g.g. said...

I have read Plum Island

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g.g. said...

I think another title could be The Boathouse


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g.g. said...

I follow on google friend connect

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Benita said...

I read The Charm School.

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Benita said...

I think a good title might be Out of Darkness.

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Benita said...

I follow via google friend connect.

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Debbie said...

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I have read Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille.

Debbie said...

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A good name for a Nelson DeMille book would be Night Winds.

plb8156 said...

I don't think I read any yet but sure would love to check him out :)
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Glenn said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Glenn said...

How about "Dead On Arrival" for a new title?

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FrankSandy said...

I haven't read any of his books yet. Perhaps a title for him would be: Day Breaks

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Taylor P. said...

+1 I've never read any of his books before, but they sound interesting.

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Taylor P. said...

+1 A possible title could be:

In Fields

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Taylor P. said...

+1 Blogged (only if sidebar counts, it's under contests): http://thesporadicreader.blogspot.com/

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Taylor P. said...

+1 Follower =)

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FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I haven't read his books yet, but another book he has written is By the Rivers of Babylon. walkerd@primus.ca

Deb K said...

I have not read any of his books yet~But I would love to start with reading Wild Fire as it sounds great!

And~I think that a great title for another book would be~"Prisoner" as I am sure he would come up with a great story!


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dsandyboy said...

Night Winds is another one of his books. I have not read his books yet. dsandyboy@gmail.com

Jane said...

I've read "The Lion's Game," "Plum Island" and "Up Country."

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Jane said...

I suck at these things, too, but how about Danger Zone.

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Jane said...

I'm a follower of this blog.

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Deb K said...

I Follow you with Google

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ossmcalc said...

+1 I am sorry to say that I have not yet read any of his books.

thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I forgot to enter the titles of some of Nelson DeMille's books: By The Rivers Of Babylon, The General's Daughter, and Word of Honor.

For a new title, I would like to suggest: In The President's Service or Under Enemy Fire.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/6490045475

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I follow you on Google Connect.

Thank you,

Christine
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Jaime said...

NO, I haven't had the chance to read any yet, looking forward to it
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