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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Faceoff edited by David Baldacci

Hi readers and read-ettes!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, the place that you never know what's up on next but you can count on it being bookish.

Today's spotlight is shining on a very special BLOG TOUR featuring a unique thriller anthology that pits some of your favorite authors pen to pen, as their AMAZING characters take each other on to see just who would take whom.  Sound good?  *watches you nod vigorously*  Great!  Then join me as we take a closer look at this new release that's really making waves.  Courtesy of Meryl L Moss Media Relations, Inc, may I present today's spotlight title and blog tour guest....

Edited by
David Baldacci
Simon & Schuster

About the book....
In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters—such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme—in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos: 

· Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
· John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in “In the Nick of Time,” by Ian Rankin and Peter James
· Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in “Gaslighted,” by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
· Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in “The Laughing Buddha,” by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner
· Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in “Surfing the Panther,” by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein
· Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in “Rhymes With Prey,” by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford
· Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in “Infernal Night,” by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
· Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in “Pit Stop,” by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay
· Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in “Silent Hunt,” by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker
· Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in “The Devil’s Bones,” by Steve Berry and James Rollins
· Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder

So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff—it’s a thrill-a-minute read.



Well now...speechless are we?
With good reason!

Where do we BEGIN to dissect that list of awesome talent?  I mean you can practically feel the thrills that are to come even before cracking the spine or scanning the first page!  I, myself, am most interested in discovering how the Lincoln Rhyme vs Lucas Davenport pairing turns out and really, you gotta love that title....Rhymes with Prey.  Fans get the joke,'s a pairing of the lead character and the series the other stars in. I've read most titles in BOTH series and find both author's writing to be very engaging.  Who do I think will come out on top?  Umm, well....Lincoln Rhyme is awesome at taking a scene apart to its very core and uncovering things most would miss from those abstract clues left behind.  Then again, Lucas Davenport has a gut instinct like no other, will defend those he cares about to the end, and packs some serious muscle both brain-wise and brawn-wise.  

Gee...guess it's anybody's guess, until the read through that is.  Oh yes....there will be reading and sharing of this title further in the near future, but for now, I invite YOU to check it out for yourself and share YOUR favorite pairings both in theory and after the read!


About ITW.....

The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas. One of the main purposes of the organization is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers. In addition, ITW promotes literacy, gives money to worthy organizations, supports libraries, and advances the genre. For more information, visit:


Special thanks to Samantha and Amanda at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc, for the chance to bring to tour to all of you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title as well as their future promotions, be sure to stop by their official site, visit them at, or follow along on Twitter.  This title is available now via Simon & Schuster, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf near you...and in the mean time, feel free to click through the links included above!

Until next time...happy reading!

1 comment:

Tracy Terry said...

Though not a fan of this genre I do think it is a great way to gain an insight into authors works so thanks for sharing.

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