Saturday, January 9, 2010

WORST CASE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
WORST CASE

BY JAMES PATTERSON
AND MICHAEL LEDWIDGE

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Best case: survival

The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal.

Worst case: death

Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. As another student disappears, one powerful family after another uses their leverage and connections to turn the heat up on the mayor, the press--anyone who will listen--to stop this killer. Their reach extends all the way to the FBI, who send their top Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's life--and love life--suddenly get even more complicated.

This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it

Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet--one that could bring cataclysmic devastation to every inch of New York. From the shocking first page to the last exhilarating scene, Worst Case is a non-stop thriller from "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes).

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

JAMES PATTERSON

The subject of a recent Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every 15 hardcover fiction books sold was a Patterson title. In total, James's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's lists and is the only author to have five new hardcover novels debut at #1 on the list in one year — a record-breaking feat he’s accomplished every year since 2005. To date, James Patterson has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times Bestselling Novels, and holds the New York Times record for most bestselling titles by a single author (40 total).

Patterson is a champion of reading and the founder of the PageTurner awards, which seek to spread the excitement and joy of books and reading in the United States. James's first foray into family fiction, the critically acclaimed Maximum Ride series, debuted on the New York Times list at #1 and remained there for 12 straight weeks. The series has so far made appearances on The New York Times bestsellers lists 87 times, proving that kids of all ages love page turners.

Patterson is the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past dozen years, featuring "Alex Cross" and including the Hollywood-adapted "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls," starring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. He is also the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past five years, featuring Lindsay Boxer and the other members of the Women's Murder Club, from which the ABC television drama series is adapted. He has authored books behind six films on the Hollywood fast-track, including the upcoming Maximum Ride movie from Avi Arad, the producer of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, New Regency Pictures has optioned The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, James’s newest family Pageturner due out in July of 2008.

He is the author of novels — from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005) — that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader’s Digest Reader’s Choice Award.

One of Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100, James appeared as a guest star on the popular FOX TV show "The Simpsons" in March, 2007.

MICHAEL LEDWIDGE

Michael Ledwidge is the author of The Narrowback, Bad Connection, and most recently, the coauthor, with James Patterson, of The Quickie, Step on a Crack, and Run For Your Life.

REVIEW:

Ah, but I had my favorite author's book to review for you but alas, it will not be in my hands until this coming week! I shall review it as soon a possible.

Winners of this book please be aware that with my good friend, Miriam, at Hachette Book Group, allowed me to post this giveaway for my blogiversary with the understanding that you all know that the book will not be out until February 1, 2010. At that time, or as soon before that as I am allowed, I will submit the winners' names but please be aware of that so if you do have to wait for your hardcover first edition book to get to you, I am sure it will be worth it.



GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO MIRIAM AND THE GREAT
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE FIVE
COPIES OF THIS MUCH ANTICIPATED
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT
YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!




--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: COMMENT ON ANY JAMES PATTERSON BOOK YOU HAVE READ, A FAVORITE, OR IF YOU READ NONE AT ALL

+1 MORE ENTRIES: IF YOU BECOME A GOOGLE FRIEND FOLLOWER TODAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS I AM WORKING TO GET TO 600.

+1 MORE ENTRY:
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A FOLLOWER, PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW OR WHERE YOU FOLLOW.


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT 6 PM, EST,
JANUARY 15 FOR THIS BOOK!


HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO
ENTERED DURING THE BLOGIVERSARY
WEEKEND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE
GRAND PRIZE TO COME ON JANUARY 16...
THAT IS THEY WIN ALL 12 BOOKS

NOTE: BLOGIVERSARY WEEKEND
GRAND PRIZE ELIGIBILITY IS OVER!

BUT YOU CAN STILL WIN THIS BOOK!

134 comments:

Benita said...

Ah, oh! I think you're testing us! I didn't learn anything about King Tut in this review.

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Benita said...

I follow you by Google Friend Connect. And I subscribe by email.

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Benita said...

I read Lipstick. I thought it was great. James Patterson has great writing style and he really portrays characters well.

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Anonymous said...

I have never read one of his books.

Wendy
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Anonymous said...

I follow with google reader.

Wendy
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DarcyO said...

"Kiss the Girls" was a great read by Patterson.

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DarcyO said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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scottsgal said...

Patterson is my all time fave author - I read everything he writes. I love Alex Cross and that series. I'm about to start I, Alex Cross tonight.
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scottsgal said...

already a follower
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Bethie said...

I just finished Against Medical Advice. Patterson's non-fiction is just as enjoyable as his fiction.

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Bethie said...

I follow on Google friend connect.

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Jessica said...

I've only ever read Pop goes the Weasel. My mother on the other hand reads any and every Patterson book she loves his work.

+ 1 I'm already a google friend follower

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rubynreba said...

I loved 7th Heaven
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LLL with Leslie said...

I have never read his books, but I hear they are good. I would love to read one , one day.

Thanks!

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http://www.livelovelaughwithleslie.com

rubynreba said...

I am a google follower.
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LLL with Leslie said...

I already follow your blog.

http://www.livelovelaughwithleslie.com

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Simply Stacie said...

I read Run for Your Life. Loved it.

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Simply Stacie said...

follower of your blog

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fredamans said...

I haven't read any yet.... but better late than never!


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fredamans said...

I am a follower.

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donnas said...

Lifeguard was the first one I read and holds a favorite place because of that. I dont know that I can pick one favorite but thats probably the closest.

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donnas said...

I am a follower though Google Friend Connect.

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Lacey said...

I have not read any of his books but he sounds like a great writer. very interesting book I shall try!!!

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Lacey said...

I am already a google friend follower.

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That Blog Place said...

Congrats to you that's great!!! Hope you have many more years to come!!

Denny, Alaska said...

Can you believe it? I've not read a James Patterson book; but I'm looking forward to winning this one! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I love to read James Patterson's books. I recently finished I, Alex Cross. His books always hold my interest and with short chapters you never have to wonder where to stop.
i can wait patiently til 2/1 for this great book.

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Linda Kish said...

I am already a GFC follower

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- Marybeth I. said...

I just finished 7th heaven. I have read most of his books. Still have 2 others I need to read :)

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- Marybeth I. said...

new follower!

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Pricilla said...

I love all of the Alex Cross books. I have King Tut sitting in my TBR pile.
thank you
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Pricilla said...

I follow on google friend and by email
thank you
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Jane said...

My favorite book by James Patterson is "Violets are Blue."

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Jane said...

I'm already a GFC follower.

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Vivian Deliz said...

I love the Alex Cross series. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vivian Deliz said...

I follow with google reader.

~Jennifer~ said...

My favorite James Patterson novel is 1st to Die. I love that series.

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~Jennifer~ said...

I'm a google follower

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MiscMayzeeTeaser said...

I don't think I have read a James Patterson book - I can't say for certain...but I don't think so.

MiscMayzeeTeaser said...

I follow with Google friend.

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justpeachy36 said...

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I've read a lot of stuff by Patterson but I think the Women's Murder Club books are my fav's so far.

amanda18228 said...

I haven't read anything by James Patterson. My mom loves him though.

amanda18228 said...

I'm an old follower.
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Alyce said...

The only James Patterson book I have read is Sundays at Tiffany's (and I didn't finish it so I can't really give an opinion about it).

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Alyce said...

I follow via google friend connect.

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Mitzi H. said...

I love Patterson!!! IMO Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider were a couple of the best novels/movies.

I's soooo looking forward to this next book!!! Please count me in!!!

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Mitzi H. said...

I'm a follower

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LoveMyCoffee said...

Happy Blogiversary Karen!
My favorite book was Kiss The Girls...awesome read.

I'm a follower by gfc
subscribe by email


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thetruebookaddict said...

I have not read James Patterson yet (I know, I know), but I have The Murder of King Tut in hardcover and fully intend to read it. I also just ordered his new YA book, Witch and Wizard. Oh, and I also have Kiss the Girls. The movie is a favorite so I bought the book and I WILL get around to reading it =O)

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thetruebookaddict said...

loyal follower via Google Friend Connect.

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tawnda said...

current google follower (1st comment got an error...)

bermudaonion said...

My favorite James Patterson books are the Alex Cross series, so I'm going to say Kiss the Girls.

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bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader, if that counts as a follower.

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Rebecca O said...

I have not read any, but I have to read Rub For Your Life, which is sitting on my counter of books to read. Thanks for the chance.
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

I was already a follower of the blog
bekki1820cb at gmail

nfmgirl said...

Woo hoo! You are the Giveaway Queen!

I recently read Maximum Ride, and I loved it. So I bought the second in the series, and I have it on my list to read in the next few months.

nfmgirl At gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I'm already a follower

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Angie said...

I have read several James Patterson books but the one that comes to mund first is Honeymoon.

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Angie said...

I subscribe by email

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sharon54220 said...

I hate to admit it, but I haven't read any of his books yet. I own at least 20 of his books, just haven't gotten around to them yet.

The one book I don't own is his non-fiction medical one, and I really want that one (sorry, I don't remember the exact title, but I know it's medical.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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Carol W. said...

A long time ago I read and enjoyed Along Came a Spider by James Patterson.

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Carol W. said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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Anonymous said...

James Patterson is one of my favorite writers, and Alex Cross is one of the most intriguing characters around. I think the last Patterson book I read is "7th Heaven," from his terrific Women's Murder Club series.

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

booklover0226 said...

I've read the Fifth Horseman which was really good.

Thanks,
Tracey D
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booklover0226 said...

I'm an old follower through Google.

Thanks,
Tracey D
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Wickdogg said...

Read them all but think Kiss the Girls has to be a classic


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Wickdogg said...

Just became a follow on GFC

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Wickdogg said...

I subscribe and follow via email

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elaing8 said...

I actually have not read any of James Patterson's books.
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elaing8 said...

I am already a google friend connect follower and email subscriber
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wheresmyrain said...

most recent patterson I read was Rn for your life

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wheresmyrain said...

+1 i am an old follower

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Renee said...

sorry if this is a duplicate... I've not read any of Patterson's books but this one looks interesting


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Renee said...

I am a google follower


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renee said...

I love Run for your life, just finished reading it.
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renee said...

I am a GFC follower
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Mash1195 said...

Please enter me on this one...I am a James Pattersonaholic. And his new character Mike Bennett is right up there with Alex Cross. I have read so many of his books that there are no favorites as they are all great reads.
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Mash1195 said...

+1 Am a google friend connect follower and also a newsletter subscriber.
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Marjorie said...

I have never read his books, but
I do plan to.
I follow by google reader.

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tawnda said...

ok... I guess it didn't take b4... I'm currently reading my first book by Patterson (Run For your Life) and I'm hooked! MUST HAVE MORE OF THESE GREAT BOOKS! ;-)

Sandy Jay said...

I've not yet read any of his books.

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Sandy Jay said...

I follow with Google Reader.

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CherylS22 said...

My favorite James Patterson book is "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas". The book is a wonderful book & I like it so much because it was such a departure from the usual books that James Patterson writes.

Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I already follow in GFC
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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I have read his Beach House and 7th Heaven. Love him!

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

Already following you via GFC

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Wendy said...

I have read all but number 8 in his Women's Murder Club series (love them!).


Thanks for the entry!

Wendy
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Marie said...

I've heard such great things about Patterson and he sounds like an author I'd enjoy, but I just haven't gotten around to reading any of his books. Winning this book could change that.

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Wendy said...

I'm a follower and read your blog on Google Reader!



Thanks for the entry!

Wendy
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Marie said...

I follow your blog from my Google Reader.

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Kaye said...

i read Sail recently and it was very good! I've read a lot of his books and both hubby and I are big fans.

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Kaye said...

I follow through google friend connect

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traveler said...

I have read many of his books and liked Roses are Red. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sam said...

Yay the 12th giveaway to enter!!
I am an old follower on Google friend connect and Twitter and I think I have been following you since mid July!

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Edna said...

Please enter me into this contest



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Edna said...

I am an old follower


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Edna said...

I have your button on my blog

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etirv said...

My favorite is Sundays at Tiffany's. Most recent read: Run for Your Life.

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etirv said...

Already follow!

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Sarah said...

I'm currently reading my first--7th Heaven.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I just finished 7th Heaven, but I've read many many of his books.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

+1 I'm a follower:-)

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Lee P said...

Oh, I am so thrilled that a new James Patterson book is coming out! I am currently reading Run For Your Life and I love it. Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

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Lee P said...

I am already a follower of Bookin' With Bingo via Google Friends.

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Linda Henderson said...

I have not read any of his books, but I have read good reviews about them and would love to have the opportunity to read one.

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Linda Henderson said...

I am already a follower on Google.

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Nancye said...

I have read Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson.

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Nancye said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect

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Missa said...

I haven't read any of his books yet, but would love to.

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Missa said...

I'm a follower!

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Vivian Deliz said...

I have enjoyed the Alex Cross series. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vivian Deliz said...

I follow with google reader.

enyl said...

Kiss the Girls is one of my favorite novels. When you hear that James Patterson is the author you are guaranteed a good read.
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enyl said...

Google Friend Connect follower.
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Deb K said...

I love James Patterson Books! One of my favorites was Swimsuit!

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Deb K said...

I also follow you with Google{Deb K}

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Commchick said...

I like all of James Patterson's books but my favorites are the ones with Alex Cross in them, I didn't start reading him until I saw the movie "Kiss the Girls" and then I read the book and got hooked.

Sharon
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Commchick said...

I follow you on blogger.com

Sharon
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cfisher1504 said...

I love James Patterson's books!!
I follow with Google.
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Sue said...

I love the Alex Cross books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jaime said...

Just finished Alex Cross's Trial, another good one
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Jaime said...

already a google friend
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janetfaye said...

I like Along Came A Spider.

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janetfaye said...

I follow your blog - janetfaye

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Marilu said...

I have read quite a few books by James Patterson. I love the Women's Murder Club series as well as the Alex Cross series. I also really enjoyed Sam's Letter's to Jennifer, and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas which I would consider more "chicklit" or drama type of a read. They both brought me to tears!

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Marilu said...

+1 I have been a follower for at least a few months!

SandyM204 said...

I just read 7th Heaven and loved it.
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SandyM204 said...

I am a new follower.
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Sandee61 said...

I'm a Google follower. I've read alot of James Patterson books and enjoyed "Sail" recently. Please add me to your giveaway list. Thank you!

Sandee61

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Eve said...

I have never read a james patterson book

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Eve said...

I already follow by Google Friend Connect.

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kalynnick said...

I have read one JP book but I honestly don't recall the name of it.

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kalynnick said...

I'm follower through google.

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