Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: RAVENS by George Dawes Green


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) copies of
RAVENS
by George Dawes Green.

Rules for entering this giveaway
are at the bottom of this post.


Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 7/15/2010
Price: $13.99/$16.99
ISBN: 9780446538978
Pages: 352
Size: 5-1/4" x 8"


Last year I rated RAVENS 5 out of 5 stars. Click here to read my review.

Description (from the publisher):
The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives.

When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull up at a convenience store off I-95 in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a leaky tire and be on their way again to Florida-away from their dull Ohio tech-support jobs. But this happens to be the store from which a 318,000,000 million dollar Jackpot ticket has just been sold -- and when a pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a ferociously audacious scheme: He and Romeo will squeeze the family for half their prize.

That night, he visits the Boatwright home and takes the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at any sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plot depends on maintaining constant fear-merciless, unfaltering terror-and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel . . .

At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, RAVENS is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers.


Click here to access the Readers Group Guide.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
George Dawes Green is a highly acclaimed novelist and poet. He currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.


RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, August 27, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

Thank you to Valerie
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

86 comments:

amandawk said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
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amandawk said...

I'm a follower.

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Mary K. from L.A. said...

Sounds beyond intense! In fact, perhaps too much so for me, I can only take so much tension, so don't enter me to win. But I'll post this on my Twitter feed and hope you get lots of thrill-aholics entering.

Denny, Alaska said...

Sounds like a frightful outcome for buying a lottery ticket! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway.

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+1 I follow via GFC; thanks.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Zibilee said...

Oh this one looks so good! Please do enter me in your giveaway! I would love to read this book.

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debbie said...

It sounds like an intense thriller. I think too many people would go to any length to get their hands on money. I would love to read it.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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Jessica said...

Heard about this book quite a few times now. Sounds like a great thriller. I would love to read it. Please count me in.

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karenk said...

would enjoy reading about the boatwrights...thanks for the chance :)

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karenk said...

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traveler said...

This unique story sounds memorable and would be thrilling. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

What a premise for this book. Definitely riveting and suspense driven reading. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marjorie said...

A really super book to win, I would like to read it.

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Sky Princess said...

If it is 5 stars, I definitely want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sky Princess said...

I am a subscriber, thanks!

ChristyJan said...

I remember hearing wonderful things about this suspenseful read last year, but I never got a chance to read it. I'd love to be entered to win a copy.

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ChristyJan said...

I follow and subscribe

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Tore said...

I am a follower. It sounds very suspenseful and scary. This could happen to anyone. I really want to read this book. It sound very good. A book that I wont be able to put down. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Sue said...

5 out of 5? I'm in! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Colleen Turner said...

This book sounds awesome! Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks,
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Colleen Turner said...

I am an email subscriber and GFC follower.
Thanks,
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Melanie L said...

Every time I see the news showing a lottery winner, I wonder if they have to worry about this kind of thing happening to them. As this book points out, while it is obviously great to win that much money it can be very dangerous, too. This sounds like an interesting read. Please count me in.
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Melanie L said...

I am a GFC follower and subscribe via email.
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a real librarian said...

I would love to win this!! Thanks!!


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a real librarian said...

I follow!!


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Beverly said...

original entry saying I want to enter:

Not that I would EVER want to win a book, but if you insist on having a giveaway contest, I suppose you can put my name down on an entry, especially since it is so star worthy.

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Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting - please enter me - I am a follower. bevsharp@desch.org

Lori L said...

I've been looking forward to reading Ravens since I read your review. I hope it doesn't scare me out of ever buying a lottery ticket!
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Lori L said...

And I am a follower!
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Charleydog said...

The title of this book (Ravens) brings back memories of seeing Alfred Hitchcock's "Birds" when I was a teenager - scary.

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holdenj said...

Just goes to show that money doesn't solve everything! I have read several positive reviews of this book, would love to win! Thanks!
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holdenj said...

I am a google friend connect follower, thanks!
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Ruthie said...

This sounds like a great book, please enter me.

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Ruthie said...

Email subscriber

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Brenda said...

I would love to read this book it sounds like a great thriller!

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Brenda said...

I'm a subscriber by email!

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Brenda said...

I'm a follower on google reader

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degood said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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librarypat said...

I am a Follower.

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librarypat said...

I have always believed that lottery winners should have the option of keeping their name private if they win. This sort of thing just might happen. If crooks don't shake you down for money, you can be sure your family will. I would prefer to be able to give what I want without being pressured.
Thanks for the Giveaway.

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Beth said...

This looks really interesting! I'd love to win!

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Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

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Anonymous said...

Would like to win this book.


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Anonymous said...

I am both an e-mail subscriber and a GFC follower of this blog.


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Lauri W said...

I've read about this one and would love to win it. Excited to be a new follower on Google. Thanks for the opportunity !
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grannyvon said...

This book sounds different and I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance! ybutler@oppcatv.com

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409cope said...

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justpeachy36 said...

A crime of convenience, but a crime no less. I would like to read this book.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Dawn M. said...

Kind of makes you think twice about wanting to win the lottery. I'm a little surprised that someone hasn't tried to do this already. Scary, scary thought.

Even so, I'd love the chance to read this. Count me in, please!

Thanks!
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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe by email.

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Jenna said...

Id love to win this book.. sounds great!

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Darcie K. said...

I would love to read this! 5 out of 5 stars is impressive!
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I subscribe via email!!
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Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book. I have been wanting to read it since it came out. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower on GFC!

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ellie said...

This sounds like a really interesting book. The kind that gets made into a movie, actually. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Tara said...

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Mary B. said...

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