September 4, 2009

SPOILER ALERT: Review & giveaway: The Pawn by Steven James



MY THOUGHTS:
The opening chapter resembles Romeo & Juliet. Two young teens are about to take their own lives because "It's a cruel world" and they believe "our love with unite us forever". It's very easy for Aaron to convince his girlfriend, Jessie, that it's necessary they take their own lives. Jessie is head over heels in love but ignorant to the fact that Aaron doesn't even know if he has feelings for her. Little does she know that he has no intention of taking his own life.

Now Patrick Bowers has been called in to investigate. His reputation for tracking down killers is impeccable. This case is different from any other. It is almost as if the killer is invincible. Will Patrick be able to use the skills necessary to find this killer or has he finally come up against a worthy opponent?

A major thrill-ride!



WHO IS STEVEN JAMES? (taken from here)
Performance storyteller and award-winning author

Steven James is one of the nation’s most innovative storytellers.

Since developing his skill as a performer at East Tennessee State University (MA in Storytelling), he has spoken more than 1,500 times throughout North America and has taught creative storytelling and writing in South Africa, Ukraine, Canada, Kazakhstan and India.

Best known for his hilarious and heartwarming stories and masterful use of audience involvement, listeners around the world have been inspired by his poignant and powerful performances.

But Steven doesn’t just tell stories. He creates them.

As one of the most versatile authors in the country, Steven has penned more than 25 books of both award-winning fiction and nonfiction including fantasy, inspiration, poetry, short stories, scripts, a nine-book storytelling library of resources for educators, and the bestselling psychological thrillers The Pawn and The Rook.

Sharing his unique blend of comedy, drama, and inspirational storytelling, Steven James is in constant demand as a family entertainer, keynote speaker, and inspirational seminar leader.

Book Information:
The Pawn by Steven James
Onyx Mass Market Paperback Reprint
September 1, 2009 $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-451-41279-9

Other books by this author:
The Knight by Steven James

The Rook by Steven James

Sailing Between the Stars by Steven James

Visit his website here.

Follow Steven's blog here.

Caitlin over at NAL has given me permission to give away 1 copy of this book
Open to residents of the US
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

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Winners will be chosen Sept. 8th and notified via email.

37 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered to win this! It looks like a great thriller!

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  8. Ohhhh... Reminder that I am a CURRENT friend and follower. :)

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  9. Just a quick question...I am going to post your giveaway on my side bar, but you have it posted here as ending on September 8th, but your other blog lists it as ending on September 13th. I am not sure what date to post.

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  10. I'd love this.

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  11. This sounds like an excellent read. Thank you for the chance.
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  16. I've heard that his books are very good. I would love to win this one!
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  19. This book sounds really good. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  23. This sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win.
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  25. I would love to read this. Please enter me

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  30. Blogged:
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  31. Mary D
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    Wow - what an interesting spin on the Romeo & Juliet theme!! Great review, I'd be so stoked to win this :)

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  33. Love a good suspense......

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  36. would love a chance to win this suspenseful book. Interesting take on teen angst.

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  37. This looks like an excellent book. Can't wait to read it!

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