Saturday, January 24, 2009

Beat the Reaper review and GIVEAWAY! CLOSED

This giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Bcteagirl for winning this book!


Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwna is a hitman for the mob, with a genius for violence, a well-earned fear of sharks, and an overly close relationship with the Federal Witness Relocation Program. More likely to leave a trail of dead gangsters than a molecule of evidence, he's the last person you want to see in your hospital room.

Nicholas LoBrutto, aka Eddy Squillante, is Dr. Brown's new patient, with three months to live and a very strange idea: that Peter Brown and Pietro Brnwa might-just might-be the same person ...

Now, with the mob, the government, and death itself descending on the hospital, Peter has to buy time and do whatever it takes to keep his patients, himself, and his last shot at redemption alive. To get through the next eight hours-and somehow beat the reaper.

Spattered in adrenaline-fuelled action and bone-saw-sharp dialogue, BEAT THE REAPER is a debut thriller so utterly original you won't be able to guess what happens next, and so shockingly entertaining you won't be able to put it down.

(from HachetteBookGroupUSA.com)

MY REVIEW

I almost don't know what to say about this book... it is unique. I absolutely loved Bazell's writing style. The storyline is crazy! It is funny and sad and bizarre and definitely kept my interest the whole way through. It had more profanity, violence, and sexuality than I would have liked... but it IS a book about a Hitman. SO I concede it would not have been very realistic without the language.

I really did like this story... the footnotes are even funny. It is unlike any book I have ever read before but it certainly would not appeal to those of you easily offended by the use of profanity.

You can find out more at www.beatthereaper.com .

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I will choose a winner on February 9 th and you will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will choose a new winner. Please leave me a way to contact you if you win! This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere.

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Annie said...

I'd love to win this and read it; sounds very exciting!

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Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win. <3

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Kaycee said...

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MJ said...

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darbyscloset said...

I have heard this is such a great suspense read; I am dyeing to read!!!
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birdbrainbb.net said...

I'd love to win this! It looks really good. :D

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Ooooo, I so want to read this book. Count me in!

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mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway

Pat said...

I would love to win this book.

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

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Cristina Alves said...

Hi ! After reading several reviews all over the net, i become curious about this book!

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Lissa said...

I love books about medicine & mayhem!
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I've been hearing about this book everywhere. I think I really need to read it. Thanks for sharing!

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An iMperfect wIfe said...

Haven't heard of this one yet. I work in a hospital and would love to read this one!

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kristi said...

Would love to win this book!

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okaat said...

Would sure like to win this book.
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Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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texasheartland said...

That sounds like on heck of a book! I'd love to check it out!


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Alicia said...

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Nickolay said...

I like books that mix comedy, drama, suspense ect. It looks like a good read.

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tatertot374 said...

THank you for the great giveaway.
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NMLady said...

I am intrigued by the review and your evaluation, so I need to read it to make up my mind.

Deedles said...

I love book giveaways. Thanks and please enter me in your drawing.

AudreyO said...

I love to read. I go through at least a few books every month. I'd love to be entered.

ydsddd said...

I can't wait to read this book; soounds great!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to read

Mia J. said...

Sounds like a real page turner. thanks for the chance to win it.

remarker said...

Interesting story - would love to read it all

Melanie S said...

You know, just based on the synopsis, I probably wouldn't give a book like this a try. But your review has got me curious! I love writers with oddball styles. :)

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

This book sounds right up DH's alley. :)

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A family of boys said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book. Thanks.
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Miranda said...

This looks like a good read

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Ginny said...

Book looks good!

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Nicole said...

I like crazy storylines.

hazel said...

That book sounds awesome!
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Bcteagirl said...

Love a good read! I am an avid bookcrosser, read and release your books! :)

Jenn said...

Sounds intriguing!

Jenn said...

I'm a follower!

Godesseablu said...

This book sounds like I need a rainy day coming up soon to read this and relax, thanks. Godesseablu@msn.com

Miss Heidi said...

Please enter me. Thanks.
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mar said...

Beat the Reaper is a book I would like to read!

Erica said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win!

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mverno said...

i'm in it to win it

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Melissa said...

I saw this author interviewed and I am extremely excited to read this book! It sounds fabulous!

abfantom said...

I'd really like to read this book.

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1agordon said...

cool book

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Me said...

That sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for taking international entries too.
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Karen said...

Looks great - count me in :)

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rottawa said...

would love to read this

okibi-insanity said...

I been wanting to read this book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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okibi-insanity said...

I blog about this giveaway in my LJ here: http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/2720.html

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angelacisco said...

Thanks for the giveaway:)
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herblady said...

Crazy cover! Thank you for the chance to win!

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herblady said...

I'm a subscriber.

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herblady said...

I'm a follower.

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linett said...

read good reviews on this book

marleenandlouie said...

I've heard a lot about this book and would love to win it. Thanks so much for having this contest!

Ashley said...

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Meredith said...

I would love to win this book.

Meredith said...

Also, I follow you.

Carol Lawrence said...

Nice book,hope I win. jelly15301@gmail.com

Belinda said...

Love the concept. Would love to read this.
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Jess V. said...

This sounds like a good read. I would love to win it.

toughturtles said...

a good read

clynsg said...

This one has been on my Wish list of books for a little while.

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Zoly said...

I've never read him but I love a good action mystery and would like to.

jeaneintexas said...

This is an intriguing plot. Can't
wait to see how the author pulls it
off.

Sunnyvale said...

Sounds good.

sushi_noem said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

redron said...

want to win this

danosor said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.


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janehixon said...

thrillers are my favorite...sounds fascinating...

Andria said...

sounds like a good book. I would love a chance to win

Berek said...

This book sounds like the perfect antidote for cabin fever. I'd love to win it.

itsahumanzoo said...

This definitelt sounds like a book I would like. Thanks for the chance to win!
-Angela
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P.S. I've got a giveaway on my blog too! Feel free to check it out. :)

reddon30 said...

Looks like a great read...thank you.

Tina12312 said...

This sounds like my kind of book! Thank you so much!

Tina12312 said...

I'm a follower.

MarthaE said...

Your blogs sound interesting! I am now following. And this book sounds good too. My e-mail addy: mesreads [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks!

Hues262 said...

Looks like a Good read ... Thanks

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i would like to read this.

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I'm always up for a good read!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I've seen this book at my local bookstore, and am interested in reading it. Thank you for this opportunity!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

mary said...

my book club I'd go to weekly, or sometimes depending on life monthly would love this one!~

Dave said...

This looks like a great read. Thank you for the chance to win.

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Thanks for this giveaway, I have always wanted to read this book.


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Anita Yancey said...

Loved your review. The book sounds very interesting. Please enter me, and thanks!

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Leslie said...

Would love to read.

A Stationary Addict said...

Thanks for the giveaway, this book looks great as well!

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I follow!

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I subscribe too!

bison61 said...

I would love to read this

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deedleweedle said...

This sounds good and I love to read.

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Barbro said...

Hope I win. It would be a break from the court room dramas I read. Sounds fascinating.
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Rasberryswrlgirl said...

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terri142 said...

Sounds like a great book, I would love to win

SeahorseLady said...

This sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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I also follow your blog.

Carolyn said...

Wow! This looks so exciting! You did a great review and I'd love to read it, though, I also don't care too much for vulgar language!

ky2here said...

I'm up for a good read. I'm not some uptight Xtian who can't handle some profanity.

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Enter me please, this book sounds like something I would really like! :)

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naynays1 said...

This sounds like a good read.

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Would love to win. Please enter me, thank you

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Would love to win your copy. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

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Sounds like a really interesting read.

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trippyjanet said...

I have been wanting to read thi.s

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This sounds like a really fun book. AztecFeller@aol.com

Randominities said...

I love books that are different. There are too many around with the same story different characters.

Joyce said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

jb said...

Sounds like a great book. Would love to read it.
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ellie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

Aisling said...

I liked your review which made me think this is a book I'd enjoy. It certainly sounds wild and very different.

CanAmBlond said...

Looks like a book I'd really enjoy, thanks!

CanAmBlond said...

I followed you, thanks again.

chromiumman said...

sounds great

Anonymous said...

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Mark W said...

looks like a great read

liliesrnice said...

I see this book all the time at the bookstore and it seems popular so I hope I win!

Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you in Blogger!

Tammy Marshall said...

Pick me as your lovely winner!


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colten said...

looks like a good read

rdazer said...

this looks like it would be a neat one to read...thanks

Brenda S. said...

I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Betty C said...

I learned a long time ago to skip over certain passages that might offend me in order to read an otherwise good book.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like one heck of a good read.

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Roseann K. said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me. Thanks!

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amyinkamloops said...

Copy of Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell would be a book I would like to read. This sounds awesome.
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