Tuesday, August 2, 2011

KILL ME IF YOU CAN: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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KILL ME IF YOU CAN
BY JAMES PATTERSON 
& MARSHALL KARP

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge.

Trailing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate. There's only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now, the Ghost is on Bannon's trail--but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever. From "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) comes a high-speed, high-stakes, winner-take-all thrill ride of adrenaline-fueled suspense.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson's books have sold more than 205 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

MARSHAL KARP has written and produced numerous TV shows, plays and movies. He is the author of the Lomax and Biggs book series. 

EXCERPT FROM KILL ME IF YOU CAN:
Book One | THE ART STUDENT
Chapter 1


I SWEAR THIS is true. My name is Matthew Bannon, and I'm a Fine Arts major at Parsons in New York City.


The first thing you resign yourself to when you decide you want to dedicate your life to being a painter is that you're never going to get rich.


It goes with the territory. Vincent van Gogh died without a nickel, and that guy could paint rings around me. So I figured I'd spend the rest of my life as a starving artist in a paint-spattered loft in SoHo—poor but happy.


But that fantasy took a total nosedive when I found millions of dollars' worth of diamonds inside a locker in Grand Central Terminal one night.


That's right. Found.


I know, I know. It's hard to believe. I didn't believe it, either. I felt like a guy must feel when he wins the Mega Millions lottery. Only I didn't buy a lottery ticket.


I just reached inside locker #925, and there it was. To finish reading this excerpt, go to James Patterson's website HERE.

With James Patterson's trademark short chapters, he has made available the first 29 chapters to read. If you wish to start and see what you think, visit James Patterson's website HERE to read some of KILL ME IF YOU CAN before its release on August 29th...or better yet, read my review and enter to win a copy right here!

ABOUT MY REVIEW: 
As some of you who follow my blog know, I have been away and encountered some unexpected delays and so my review is not ready to post. However, I will tell you this. I think James Patterson, (STILL one of my favorite authors), has been criticized of late for putting out too many books with co-authors and some are not up to par with the "old JP style". However, since I have read them all (yes, I have), I can say that KILL ME IF YOU CAN grabbed me from the start and I am almost finished with it now. By tomorrow I will be starting to write my review so PLEASE watch for it. Not only do I hope you will read my review to find out more about KILL ME IF YOU CAN, but also you will be able to gain BONUS ENTRIES for this giveaway and I think if you are a fan, or want to try a Patterson book on for size, this is a good one to start with. Thanks for understanding and don't forget to watch for the review soon!  
  
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ANNA AND MY GOOD
FRIENDS AT HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE TWO COPIES OF THIS SUPER
THRILLER TO GIVE AWAY!
 
--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
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COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!
**NOTE FROM PUBLISHER: Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title in the mail so more people get a chance to win.


HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT KILL ME IF YOU CAN  THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND NEW AND INTERESTING ABOUT AUTHOR JAMES PATTERSON BY CHECKING OUT HIS WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY THAT YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY TO RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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30

 GOOD LUCK!

137 comments:

leanne_mac said...

I would love this for my husband, he has read all of his books and I think that the Ghost, Diamonds and the assassin would be right up his alley.

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mamabunny13 said...

I want to find out what happens to that bag full of diamonds!
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Pat L. said...

It is a JP book, need I say more. LOL.

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According to Bookscan, JP has sold more books than any other author. (Dont know how new this is)

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Pat L. said...

FYI - I saw PJ at a booksigning. He was a great speaker and very funny. He can write anywhere and said he works on more than one book at a time.

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lag123 said...

I would like to win this because it sounds like a real page turner. The idea of an asassin and then another assassin trying to kill the first assassin...... I love James Patterson books!

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PaulineMilner said...

Kill Me If You Can sounds like the ultimate cat and mouse chase. I am sure this book will be a real page turner. I cannot wait to read it.

Thanks for the giveaway. ~Pauline

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PaulineMilner said...

I did not know that James Patterson had made a guest appearance on The Simpsons.

I would love to see him on one of the CSI or Law and Order shows.

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debbie said...

James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. I would love to see how a poor art student evades the world's greatest assassin. I would love to read this book.
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I found out he writes movie reviews. I looked at some of them, I agreed with what he said.
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Anonymous said...

I would love this book for myself and then to pass along to my granddaughter.

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Comment on what I read as to why I want to read this book----Patterson, that's all it takes for me. Love his books and have to read them!!!!!
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Tore said...

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traveler said...

This compelling novel would be a great book for this summer. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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He reviews movies. He has time for writing so many novels. Amazing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Jasmyn said...

I think the storyline of Kill Me if You Can just sounds interesting. My mind is already trying to think of all the possible twists and turns that could show up.

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PoCoKat said...

Sounds like another great James Patterson book!

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Steve Capell said...

I agree that James Patterson is a wonderful author and I also agree that some of his co-authored novels seem to not to be as well done as some of his earlier work. I'm looking forward to reading your review of this novel when you complete this novel.

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Connie said...

The storyline and the book cover really caught my eye. I would love to read this book..I know I wouldn't be bored. :)
Thanks for this giveaway!

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CherylS22 said...

I'd like to win this book because it looks like another great James Patterson book.
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holdenj said...

Hmm, I kind of wonder how someone just 'finds' diamonds. Looks exciting!
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Bethie said...

I would love to read this because James Patterson wrote it. I love everything he writes.

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holdenj said...

I like Patterson's commitment to readkiddoread. What a great way to get kids involved and his fame helps get celebrities to make reading seem cool too!
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Love that James Patterson appeals to middle school readers up to adults

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Linda Kish said...

One of the things I love about his books is the short chapters...you can always finish a chapter before you have to stop reading for the night. One of the things hate about his books is the short chapters...you just can't stop reading them. They just grab you and keep you there in the story.

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Linda Kish said...

I really liked the James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead.com link. There is so much great info there. I wish it was around when my son was young.

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scottsgal said...

My all time favorite author - I'd like to read this because I read everything he writes
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bison61 said...

reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge-this book sounds so good!

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Darlene said...

I am currently reading Patterson's Women's Murder Club series and enjoy it very much. This sounds like another Patterson book that I would enjoy! Please enter me in the draw.

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+1 I visited Patterson's site and it says that he made a guest appearance on the Simpsons in March 2007! I did not know that!

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Pamela Keener said...

I love JP books and this one sounds interesting with 2 assasins on your trail how can you survive.
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Carol N Wong said...

I am a big James Patterson fan. I don't think I have read all his book, but many. I do like it better when he writes solo. Funny I have found this to be true of most authors. I love suspense and getting hooked to the story early on.


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I want to read this because I love James Patterson's books!

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I would love to read this because it is from James Patterson AND I always wanted to find diamonds or money but maybe not in this way

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Love James Patterson and the fact that the main character is a student at Parson's (also love me some Project Runway!!) is what makes me want to read this one.

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I like the idea the protagonist is an art student - and I always enjoy Patterson
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Stolen diamonds, and an assassin named Ghost, sounds like this book has everything you could want in a good read. I would love to win this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

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He holds the New York Times record for most Hardcover Fiction bestselling title by a single author(63 total), which is also a Guinness World Record.

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