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Giveaway - First Family by David Baldacci...

April 21, 2009
Hachette Book Group must love me or something. Or they must love all y'all... Why? Because they're letting me spread the word about David Baldacci's newly-released (like, TODAY) book, First Family, by giving you the opportunity to win your very own copy. There are 3 copies to be had, so enter, and do it now! =)

About the book:
Following the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date ...
FIRST FAMILY
It began with what seemed like an ordinary children's birthday party. Friends and family gathered to celebrate. There were balloons and cake, games and gifts.
This party, however, was far from ordinary. It was held at Camp David, the presidential retreat. And it ended with a daring kidnapping ... which immediately turned into a national security nightmare.
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were not looking to become involved. As former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, they had no reason to be. The FBI doesn't want them interfering. But years ago, Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now, Sean is the one person the First Lady trusts, and she presses Sean and Michelle into the desperate search to rescue the abducted child.
With Michelle still battling her own demons, and forces aligned on all sides against her and Sean, the two are pushed to the absolute limit. In the race to save an innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will become impossible to define ... or defend.


Read my review here.

About the author:
David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.

Now on to the important (hah!) stuff...
This is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only, and no P.O. Boxes, please.

For one entry, comment & share a tidbit (or two!) about a First Family - any one of 'em. OR, comment & share another of David Baldacci's books - the title, & did you like it. As usual, +1 for following. +2 for spreading the word. Comment and let me know what/where - I do spot check to keep it fair for everyone...

Giveaway ends at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2nd, so come back after to find out if you've won. Winners will have 3 days to get me their mailing info. Can't wait that long? Click on the cover to purchase from Amazon. Good luck, everyone!

73 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Tidbit: almost everybody hated Lincoln's kids - too wild and overindulged. Lincoln never said no to them.

Please enter me!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow your blog.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Twittered here:

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Nope, don't enter me. I'm just going through my reader and found this before you could e-mail me. Ahh, the perks of being my friend -- yep, it's up at Win a Book for you.

Becky Workman said...

I'd love to win this book! I've recently read the whole Camel Club series and The Whole Truth. I LOVED Divine Justice and am totally a fan of Baldacci!

Thanks for the giveaway!

kysmom02@hotmail.com

PS...I follow!

housemouse88 said...

Hey Drey,

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com

Have a great day.

Marie said...

Divine Justice was my favorite Baldacci book, I would love to read this one also!

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I am also a follower.

marielay@gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

My tidbit: I have a letter from Jimmy Carter. In elementary school, the entire school wrote to him, but I'm the only one that I know of that got a reply.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Amber said...

Hmm...the Bush daughter had a few issues with drugs and alcohol if I remember correctly. But nothing tooo incredibly scandalous.
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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carolsnotebook said...

I have a signed picture of the Carter family somewhere, which nfmgirl's comment reminded me of. My original tidbit was that the Obama's have a great swingset. I'd love to be entered. Thanks. I follow with FeedDemon.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Kristi said...

My husband just started reading Balducci and loves his books. I think Stone Cold has probably been his favorite. I would love to win this one for him.

I also follow your blog!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

nhertel85 said...

Please enter me.

nhertel85ATyahooDOTcom

nhertel85 said...

I follow:)

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MJ said...

I've only read The Camel Club but I'd love to read more. I liked it a whole bunch!!

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MJ said...

I follow.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Pissenlit said...

Ooh, I've been wanting to read this one! Um...tidbit...tidbit...I don't know much about any of the First Families but I remember that the Clintons had a dog named Buddy who was a beautiful chocolate lab. Before that, I don't think I knew that labs came in that colour.

Kaye said...

I've read 7 of his books and the two I liked the best were Total Control and Saving Faith. The Christmas Train I liked the leaset. Who knew MS works data base complete with rating system hubby made for meto keep track of books would come in so handy 'cuz I sure can't remember a lot. florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kaye said...

i'm a follower too.

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Dixie said...

Another Jimmy Carter comment.
My very 1st drivers license was signed by then Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter(I've really dated myself) who went on to be elected 39th President of the United States.
Jimmy had a colorful brother named Billy who ran for mayor of Plains Georgia in 1976 but lost the election- however he did gain 15 minutes of fame for Billy Beer and he once urinated on an airport runway in front of the press-perhaps too much Billy beer!

southrngal(at)gail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I'm a follower.
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Dixie said...

Tweeted.http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/1579589989


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scottsgal said...

I have Ronald Reagan's autograph that my dad gave me. Isn't Bo Obama just the cutest thing - I think he'll fit in great with our new first family.

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I'm a follower also

lingeorge said...

The secret service has "nicknames" they use when referring to members of the first family they are guarding -- Ronald Reagan was "Rawhide" and Nancy "Rainbow". Jimmy Carter was "Deacon" and Rosalynn was "Dancer", daughter Amy was "Dynamo". George Bush (SR) was "Timberwolf" and Barbara was "Tranquility".

Yes, I follow

thebun said...

I loved Split Second....It kept me going and on the edge...will get to the other books while soaking in the sun this summer. #1
I subscribe by email and thanks for incl. canadians. #2

thebun@personainternet.com

housemouse88 said...

Tidbit about our current President. He was born in Hawaii. I haven't read any of David's books. Have a great day. Sorry I had to re-post. Yes, I follow.

Kat Bryan said...

Going back to the first First Family, George Washington had no children of his own but he did have 2 step-kids.

Jen said...

My tidbit despite 2 extramarital affairs on the part of Bill Clinton, Hillary remains married. Another Hillary tidbit her approval rate shot up when she changed her last name (which I think is a bit sexist)

BTW I subscribe ^_^

jenny.3.C@gmail.com

Cheryl S. said...

I've read 2 of David Baldacci's books - The Simple Truth & Hour Game. I enjoyed them both & would like to read more of his books.

Thanks,
Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cheryl S. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Annie said...

I'm Canadian, but George Bush Sr. used to come to the island (Vancouver Island) to go salmon fishing!

Thanks


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Annie said...

I'm a follower and subscriber!



Thanks


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Annie said...

Tweeted

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greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)

Thanks

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Kat Bryan said...

I am a subscriber.

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow what a great sounding book!! i loved the camel club! this one sounds just as good!!

mindy said...

i love david balducci and all his books but i especially liked divine justice thanks for the giveaway

Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I've only read a single Baldacci - The Simple Truth - and it was fascinating to the very end. Full of suspense and action and just wonderful!!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

LittleEagle said...

Most of the first families of Virgina were second sons of English gentry. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

lorf927 said...

The only tidbit that I can think of offhand is the Socks the Clinton's cat died recently. Pretty old cat. Please enter me. Thanks.

jason.orf(at)sbcglobal.net

jemscout425 said...

jackie kennedy was a photographer before she met jack

kathy55439 said...

Thank you for the contest

Belinda said...

Amy Carter used to skate in the east room. She also had a Siamese cat named Misty Malarky Ying Yang.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Anita Yancey said...

I have read several of Baldacci's books, but so far my favorite is Divine Justice. I would really like to read this book also. Please enter me. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I am a subscriber!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Nickolay said...

I met George Sr. and Barbara Bush at a meet and greet a few years ago. They were no longer the first family, but it was neat to meet them They were very nice in person.

jason@allworldautomotive.com

lilbabypug said...

I have only read Saving Faith, but I look forward to reading more. thanks for the giveaway

Meljprincess said...

I just finished THE WHOLE TRUTH by Mr. Baldacci.
I also met him in Richmond years ago. I'd love to win FIRST FAMILY. There was an excerpt in the back of TWT and it sounds fantastic! Thanks.

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Carol said...

The first David Baldacci book that I read was Total Control. I liked it so much that I have bought several more of his books. I would love to win this one! Thank you!
Carol M
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Carol said...

I'm a followr.
Carol M
mittens0831 At aol.com

liane66 said...

Jimmy Carter while he was president ate at the famous Baltimore restaurant Chipperellis. Also he sold the White House yacht.
Thanks for giveaway!
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tattwo said...

I think the first David Baldacci book I read was The Winner. From that point I kept reading David Baldacci's books. I never met a bad David Baldacci book. ditkaren (at) aol (dot) com

Wanda said...

I really enjoyed the author's earlier book called The Whole Truth because there was a lot of substance to the book. I like that.

quelleheure4 said...

Andrew Jackson was very good at sewing and actually made most of his own clothing.
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quelleheure4 said...

I'm following you now.
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quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1608326750

BUSY BEE said...

I loved Divine Justice!! I would love to win his newest book. Sure to be a best seller soon!!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I've read a few of Baldacci's books, but I think my favorite was either The Winner or Absolute Power.

Thanks for the enter.

stoland at ameritech dot net

Margot said...

I'm a David Baldacci fan too. My favorite is Saving Faith but then I liked Absolute Power too.

clenna said...

Michelle Obama has already snuck out of the White House WITHOUT security!

Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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Vivian Deliz said...

I started reading Balducci's with his first novel called Ciro. He got me hooked since then. Thanks for the giveaway.

Belinda M said...

My first family tidbit: The Obamas' dog, Bo, is often referred to as the First puppy

Belinda M said...

I follow

Heather said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! :)
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lawyergirl said...

Stone Cold is my favorite DB book so far. I am a Virginian and so proud of his excellent civic and literary works

windycindy said...

My tidbit about a first family is about Abraham
Lincoln! They have his DNA on a the pillow he laid on after being shot. Some scientists think that his height, lumps on his lips, and
gastrointestinal problems were caused by a rare genetic disorder called "Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Type 2B. If this were the case, he would have been dead from cancer within a year of being shot. Please enter my name in your drawing.
Many thanks.....Cindi
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z. Smith said...

Abraham Lincoln supposedly spoiled his kids rotten - wonder if that is because he had such a strict upbring?

z. Smith said...

I follow your blog!

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I tweeted:
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I follow you on twitter – I am @zwriter!

Guitar Guy said...

I liked Divine Justice

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