Thursday, April 09, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Poet

I'm authorized to give away 3 copies. Rules for entry in the drawing are below. Please read them carefully.

The Poet
By Michael Connelly, Michael Connelly
Pub. Grand Central Publishing

The first two paragraphs from the excerpt:

Death is my beat. I make my living from it. I forge my professional reputation on it. I treat it with the passion and precision of an undertaker—somber and sympathetic about it when I'm with the bereaved, a skilled craftsman with it when I'm alone. I've always thought the secret of dealing with death was to keep it at arm's length. That's the rule. Don't let it breathe in your face.

But my rule didn't protect me. When the two detectives came for me and told me about Sean, a cold numbness quickly enveloped me. It was like I was on the other side of the aquarium window. I moved as if underwater—back and forth, back and forth—and looked out at the rest of the world through the glass. From the backseat of their car I could see my eyes in the rearview mirror, flashing each time we passed beneath a streetlight. I recognized the thousand-yard stare I had seen in the eyes of fresh widows I had interviewed over the years. (click here to read more)


  • Leave a comment in this post expressing your interest in entering the drawing.
  • Provide an @ by which I can contact you in case of a win. Either in your comment or in an email to me at joystory AT gmail DOT com If you email your @ be sure to connect it to your entry. If I do not receive an @ your entry will be disqualified.
  • If, in the case of a win, you would like me link to your blog in the winners announcement post, provide your URL in your comment or via email. This is not a requirement for entering nor do you have to have a blog yourself in order to enter.
  • If you blog about this giveaway, send me a link to the post and your name will be entered a second time.
  • Deadline for entering is NOON PST April 18, 2009. I will select the winners with a random number generator using
  • Winners must provide a US or Canadian mailing address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.

35 tell me a story:

CherylS22 4/09/2009 8:42 AM  

Looks like an interesting read - please count me in!


donnas 4/09/2009 9:41 AM  

Please include me, it sounds like an interesting read.

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mindy 4/09/2009 11:42 AM  

sounds great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Bridget 4/09/2009 12:35 PM  

Hi! I just posted this on Win A Book.


sounds great

Sage Ravenwood 4/09/2009 2:53 PM  

I love reading thrillers, anything that will give you an edge of your seat appeal. Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks! Indigo


Lady Roxi 4/09/2009 2:57 PM  

Love to have this.



nfmgirl 4/09/2009 3:47 PM  

Sounds like a good thriller. Please count me in. Thank you!

KR 4/09/2009 4:14 PM  

I would love to have this book!


Kitten22 4/09/2009 4:55 PM  

This looks great! Please enter me!


Jake L 4/09/2009 5:07 PM  

please enter me into this giveaway contest.


Amber 4/09/2009 5:54 PM  

This is a departure from what I normally read - but it looks very intriguing nonetheless!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

Unknown 4/09/2009 6:14 PM  

I'd like to win.


Anonymous,  4/09/2009 8:53 PM  

Please enter me. Thanks!


Juleemm 4/09/2009 9:15 PM  

The chapter excerpt is really good. I want to read more. Thanks for the drawing.

Pissenlit 4/09/2009 11:34 PM  

Enter me, please and thank you!

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Becca 4/10/2009 10:43 AM  

Please enter me. I blogged about it here:


tetewa 4/10/2009 1:22 PM  

Sounds good!

Angela C 4/10/2009 4:15 PM  

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway:)
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Sharon 4/10/2009 6:55 PM  

Wow another wonderful thriller I would like to add to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

AllyKatt,  4/11/2009 4:13 AM  

I'd like a chance to win this book. Thanks for adding me to the giveaway. It looks like a great read.

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Irene 4/11/2009 10:46 AM  

Please enter my name in your giveaway. Thank you!!

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LuAnn 4/11/2009 11:06 AM  

I'd love to read this book!

Debs Desk 4/11/2009 4:08 PM  

Please include me in your giveaway.

Valorie 4/11/2009 8:22 PM  

I love that excerpt. The description was done in such a way that I could see the streetlights flashing. Great writing.

I'd love a chance to win.

I blogged:


KR 4/12/2009 4:32 AM  

This sounds great!!


bevsclark 4/12/2009 12:25 PM  

I really love murder mystery type books. Please include me.

bevsclark at gmail dot com

A Reader 4/13/2009 4:34 PM  

Please enter me as this looks like a great read.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Jennifer 4/14/2009 9:29 AM  

This sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!


jwx4 4/14/2009 1:19 PM  

Enter me, please.

Unknown 4/14/2009 3:20 PM  

I'd love to win this book. Thanks!

tatertot374 4/15/2009 9:25 AM  

Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. THank you

LittleEagle 4/15/2009 3:56 PM  

I love all books. This sounds like a good read. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

a real librarian 4/16/2009 10:50 AM  

This sounds great!!


Jamie 4/17/2009 11:35 AM  

please enter me. jjhbeautiful at hotmail dot com. thank you

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