Friday, February 5, 2010

Giveaway: Last Snow and First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader

I am so excited to host my first giveaway!

Forge Books has graciously allowed me to give away a copy of each of Eric Van Lustbader's Jack McClure books, First Daughter and Last Snow. One lucky reader will win both!

I will be posting my review of Last Snow later today, but I wanted to give everyone a headstart on the contest.

First DaughterHere's a summary of First Daughter:

Jack McClure has had a troubled life. His dyslexia always made him feel like an outsider. He escaped from an abusive home as a teenager and lived by his wits on the streets of Washington D.C. It wasn't until he realized that dyslexia gave him the ability to see the world in unique ways that he found success, using this newfound strength to become a top ATF agent.


When a terrible accident takes the life of his only daughter, Emma, and his marriage falls apart, Jack blames himself, numbing the pain by submerging himself in work. Then he receives a call from his old friend Edward Carson. Carson is just weeks from taking the reins as President of the United States when his daughter, Alli, is kidnapped. Because Emma McClure was once Alli's best friend, Carson turns to Jack, the one man he can trust to go to any lengths to find his daughter and bring her home safely.

The search for Alli leads Jack on a road toward reconciliation . . . and into the path of a dangerous and calculating man---someone whose actions are as cold as they are brilliant, and whose power and reach are seemingly infinite.

Faith, redemption, and political intrigue play off one another as McClure uses his unique abilities to journey into the twisted mind of a stone-cold genius who is constantly one step ahead of him. Jack will soon discover that this man has affected his life and his country in more ways than he could ever imagine.
Last Snow Here's the information on Last Snow, which will be released February 16:

An American senator, supposedly on a political trip to the Ukraine, turns up dead on the island of Capri. When the President asks him to find out how and why, Jack sets out from Moscow across Eastern Europe, following a perilous trail of diplomats, criminals, and corrupt politicians. Thrust into the midst of a global jigsaw puzzle, Jack's unique dyslexic mind allows him to put together the pieces that others can't even see.


Still unreconciled to the recent death of his daughter and the dissolution of his marriage, Jack takes on a personal mission along with his official one: keeping safe from harm his two unlikely, unexpected, and incompatible companions, Annika, a rogue Russian FSB agent, and Alli, the President's daughter. As he struggles to keep both women safe and unearth the answers he seeks, hunted by everyone from the Russian mafia to the Ukrainian police to his own NSA, Jack learns just how far up the American and Russian political ladders corruption and treachery has reached. And though Jack's abilities are as good as its gets, there is much more to gain—and lose—on this journey than the truth about the Senator.
 
This giveaway will be open until Friday, February 19 at 10 p.m., CST. It's only open to readers in the US and Canada (Sorry!), but PO Boxes are a-OK.
 
Here's what you have to do:
 
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me when (If ever) you think it's OK to lie. (1 entry)
2. Become a follower. (+1)
3. If you're a current follower, let me know. (+2)
4. Follow me on Twitter, and leave your Twitter username. (+2)
5. Tweet, blog or post this contest in your sidebar, and link me to the URL. (+4)
 
Just leave a separate comment for each one. Make sure to leave your e-mail address so I have a way to contact you.
 
Good luck!

59 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think it is okay to lie, if the truth will hurt someone's feelings.
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Jennifer said...

I am a follower.
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Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter: @knittingmomof3
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say it's nice to meet you and thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

mindy said...

it is o.k if it not done with the intent to hurt some one thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

fonduetg said...

if its done tackfully not to hurt someones feelings

Jenners said...

I think it is OK to lie if it won't hurt anyone and would spare someone's feelings.

Margie said...

I think it's ok to lie in order to save someone embarrassment or hurt feelings. Pretty much what everyone else thinks. But don't lie to get out of an embarrassing situation yourself.
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Margie said...

new follower
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Jenners said...

Oh yeah ... I'm a new follower too!

wheresmyrain said...

its hard to say, but i think small evasive lies are ok if its to spare feelings
+2 i follow via google

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Dan said...

I believe it is okay to lie if by telling the truth you would hurt the person's feelings, especially if it is a good friend and the lie has no consequences.

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scottsgal said...

It's ok to lie if you're sparing someone hurt or embarrassment.
thanks for the chance
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tetewa said...

I'm a new follower, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Beth said...

Lying is really relative. It depends on the situation.

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Beth said...

I'm a Twitter Follower (BethsBookReview).

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Beth said...

I'm a follower.

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Pricilla said...

There are occasions when a lie is acceptable - to protect someone from harm. To spare feelings...
thank you
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Pricilla said...

I am a new follower
thank you
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Pricilla said...

I follow you on twitter where I am BrokenTeepee
thank you
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a real librarian said...

If it's a lie to protect someones feelings, it's okay.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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jemscout425 said...

Only if your protecting someone from something worse. follow you on google
follow you on twitter jemscout425
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Becky said...

I think it is ok to lie only if the other persons feelings will be hurt and it is a minor thing. Like your co-worker ask if the dress makes her behind look big. I would have to tell her no. I cannot crush feelings like that.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Becky said...

I am a new follower.

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Becky said...

I now follow you on Twitter.

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Becky said...

I now follow you on Twitter.

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#2

Mystica said...

As almost everyone agrees if it is done with the intent not to hurt someone or to protect someone.

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Carol M said...

A little lie is ok if it helps someone and doesn't hurt anyone else.
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Carol M said...

I should have said I'm a new follower. +1
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apmonkey1 said...

Ok to lie to spare someone's feelings, IF doing so doesn't hurt someone else.

apmonkey1 said...

New blog follower.

Crystal said...

I'm not sure if it's ever okay to lie, but have to agree with almost everyone else that it's somewhat okay if it prevents hurting someone.

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apmonkey1 said...

I follow on Twitter (@APMonkey)

Crystal said...

I'm a new follower on blogger.

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Crystal said...

I follow you on twitter (@cfulcher)

I also tweeted: http://twitter.com/cfulcher/status/8866928787

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Crystal said...

Oops - put two in one comment - this one is for my tweet entry:

http://twitter.com/cfulcher/status/8866928787

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apmonkey1 said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/APMonkey/status/8866544913

Please contact through Twitter DM (@APMonkey) if I win. Thanks for the contest! :-)

Nickolay said...

I think it is ok to lie if someone will get hurt with the truth. It still sucks though

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Nickolay said...

Blog Follower

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Nickolay said...

Twitter follower

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Nickolay said...

Twitter follower #2

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted #2

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted #3

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted #4

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luiloth said...

1. I think it's okay to tell a small lie to protect someone's feelings.
(And the TV show "Lie to Me" put it to song.)
;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMaaXq97Rf4

luiloth said...

2. New follower on twitter!
https://twitter.com/lulilut

luiloth said...

tweeted the giveaway at
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luiloth said...

My email addy is
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Marianna said...

I'm not going to say that i'm perfect and have never lied, but I do believe it's better to always tell the truth even if it hurts someone's feelings. Honesty is the best policy, IMO.

Marianna said...

I follow your blog on google friend connect

Marianna said...

I follow you on twitter @mannabsn

Marianna said...

I follow you on twitter @mannabsn (2)

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