Monday, November 30, 2009

GIVEAWAY!: 7th Heaven by James Patterson

I've been feeling sort of guilty about my lack of interesting posts lately (will talk about in my next post), so to apologize, I've got a GIVEAWAY for you! YAY!!!!

Title:7th Heaven

Author:James Patterson

Summary:A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead.

As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance. But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home.

Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she's ever faced--at work and at home.

Reading Group Guide:
1. Arson is a very curious crime to commit. Why do you think someone would be drawn to this crime? Do you believe in Freud’s theory as stated in the book?

2. In your opinion, would Junie’s occupation affect her credibility in the courtroom? Should it? For example, is a lawyer or doctor a more credible defendant/witness than a garbage collector?

3. In trying Junie Moon, Yuki tried to use public sympathy for Michael Campion to turn the jury against the defendant. What do you think of that type of tactic in a trial setting?

4. Conklin suspects Chuck Hanni, the arson investigator, for actually committing the arson crimes in the book. Why do you think serial murderers would choose professions close to their crimes?

5. Junie Moon’s intelligence and self esteem are brought up by the defense as reasons why she could have given a false confession. Do you think everyone who confesses is guilty? Do you believe interrogations should be taped?

6. In Junie Moon’s trial, much of the prosecution’s case is based on spoken testimony. What is your opinion on convicting someone for murder without physical evidence, but compelling testimony?

7. The Moluccan cockatoo Peaches, formerly known as Horndog, was described as depressed when it was living in the pet store. Do you think it is possible for animals to get depressed or have psychological problems like people?

8. Joe voices his worry that Lindsay’s relationship with Rich has become more intimate than the typical office relationship. Do you think Lindsay’s relationship with Rich could lead to something inadvertently? Should she request a change of partner out of respect for her relationship with Joe? Who do you think is better suited to Lindsay?

9. Connor Campion was very controlling of Michael because he feared for his son’s life. How can modern parents set appropriate boundaries with their children in an age where kids have access to cell phones, computers and other devices that allow them to live lives fairly independent of their parents?

10. As prosecutor it is Yuki’s right to believe the Junie is guilty and her duty to try her as such. There is a moral dilemma if a prosecutor feels that a defendant could be innocent or if a defense lawyer feels their client may be guilty. How do you think defense lawyers and prosecutors reconcile these conflicts?

Since this summer, when I read my first James Patterson book (Sundays at Tiffany's), I have become a total James Patterson fan, and I'm really looking forward to this one.

Now, thanks to Hachette Books, I have *5* copies of this book to give away!!!!
How awesome is that?!? And I'm going to make this entry thing easy for both you and me.

TO ENTER:Leave a comment with your e-mail address. If your e-mail address is easily findable in your blogger profile, you don't even need to leave that. Just a comment.

For ONE extra entry:Leave a SEPARATE comment letting me know that you follow.

This giveaway is open *ONLY* to residents of the *US* and *CANADA*. Sorry foreigners! No P.O. Boxes, please! It will end December 14, 2009 at midnight central time. Happy entering!

That's it, that's all, so easy! :-)

Be sure to visit, listen to a clip of the book, and download the podcast.


Felicity Grace Terry said...

Oh dear, I'm one of those foreigners - unable to enter your competition I'll leave a comment anyway because I'm good like that. Thanks for that question and answer session. I was especially interested on the one about whether or not animals suffered from depression. I know certain breeds of dog (Collies in particular) are known to suffer from it.

Tales of Whimsy said...

I would love to be entered. Thank you.


Kirthi said...

I would LOVE to enter, I've being meaning to read 7th Heaven for a while now.

Oh yea, and I'm a(n) (original)follower :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am a Patterson fan too! I would love to read this!

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am a follower of your blog

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Wow, another James Patterson.
Excellent, please count me in.

I am an email subscriber.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I am a google reader follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great contest! Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

+1 Yup, I'm a follower :)

Jan said...

I love James Patterson and would love to have this book.
I am a follower.

kristen said...

i love that it ends central time..the best time zone i might add! i hope i win for shawn!


BookHounds said...

Please enter me!!!

Maryinhb at

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Reading said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Marilu said...

I would love to win a copy of this. I LOVE James Patterson. I have read and own the first 6 in the series, and would love to win this one.

Thanks for the entry.
lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Marilu said...

I follow via google reader!
lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Deb K said...

I would love to win this Book~It sounds so good and I love James Patterson!

Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Deb K said...

I follow you with Google

And~with that you have 200 Followers!! Congrats!

kristen said...

oh ya....i am a follower too! go books!

Cindi C said...

I have recently become a fan of James Patterson as well. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks!

melydia said...

I'm in.

Anita Yancey said...

I love James Patterson's books. Please enter me. Thanks!
I am an email subscriber!


tweezle said...

You know, I've given away Patterson's books as gifts, but as of yet, have never read one or purchased one for myself.

I'd love to win a copy. Please enter me in your contest. (I'm a follower)

Thanks so much!

Renee G said...

Would love to read this one.

Evie said...


g.g. said...

Would love to win this one..thanks for the chance!

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