No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop (ended)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


This is another hop for all the people who hate jumping through hoops to enter giveaways. This is a no strings attached, no requirements to enter hop. Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  

For this hop I decided to give away an amazing book by Dean Koontz: Life Expectancy. It's a used book and it has small creases, but you won't mind because the story is absolutely wonderful. :) I read it for one of the reading challenges I'm taking this year and I became completely enchanted by Koontz' writing style. You can read the official description of the book bellow, but I would "warn" you, that you will experience delightful feel-good moments throughout the book at least as often as those filled with suspense. Oh, and did I mention crazy clowns, aerialists and Victorian secret passages? ;)

 

In the dazzling new thriller from the master of dark suspense, the hand of fate reaches out to touch an ordinary man with greatness. So long as he is ready. So long as he is, above all, afraid. Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke. What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson -- five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his 20th year; the second in his 23rd year; the third in his 28th; the fourth in his 29th; the fifth in his 30th. Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the moment of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height, weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly -- the unexplained anomaly of fused digits on his left foot. Suddenly, the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous -- a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through.

To enter, you have to:
- leave a comment and a way to contact you
- live on the planet Earth

That's it! The giveaway will be running from July 17th to 22nd. The winner will be picked randomly, announced and contacted on July 23rd. If I don't get a response in 48 hours, I will pick another winner.

Are you a fan of Dean Koontz? Which are your favorite books by him?
I've only read Life Expectancy and The Watchers so far, but I immensely enjoyed both!

The winner, chosen by random.org, is Holly! Congratulations! E-mail is waiting you. :)
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