Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Shipkiller: A Contest!

You can win this book!
Nothing can transport a person to another time and place quite like a good book.  Most of you know that I am a voracious reader and, while my time to read has been compromised slightly I am now getting my bearings back and have started reading again (hooray for a baby on a wonderful eat, play, nap schedule who sleeps 9 hours a night!).   Lucky for me, I have been contacted by a few publishers and have been gifted a few great sailing books to sink my teeth into as of late.  This one, folks, is a good one!

If the title of this one isn't enticing enough, the cover photo should be! The Shipkiller is not actually a new book, but a revised edition of the thirty-five year old maritime thriller being re-introduced to a new generation of readers.  Not too long ago I wrote about how a collision with a tanker is among the cruising sailor's worst nightmares and this novel brings that fear to nail-biting life...  

After being run down by the largest supertanker on the planet and losing his boat and beloved wife, Carolyn, to the sea - Peter Hardin embarks on a journey fueled by revenge that embraces the oceans of the world in an effort to avenge her death.   Through raging storms in the South Atlantic to the sickening heat of Persian Gulf, Hardin turns into a man possessed - a hardened sailor with but one goal:  sink the behemoth that stole his life.  Full of white knuckle action and plenty of unexpected twists and turns, The Shipkiller is sure to capture the imaginations of sailors and thrill seekers alike - it certainly got a firm grip on mine!!

"A stunner.  Absolutely riveting.  A marvelously taut, brilliantly told story of revenge, and the sea, and the dark forces that can shape the human condition." - Robert Ludlum

Now that I finished this fantastic book, I am going to gift my very own 'advanced reading copy' to one of you fine readers!  But there's a catch - you need to do a little PR for us.  In order to enter the contest, you must share our blog or Facebook Page.  To share our blog via email, just send a message to anyone and everyone you think would enjoy it with a link to our site and make sure you copy us on it (otherwise we won't know you shared it!).  To share our Facebook Page, just hit "share" on the link to this post (I can see who "shares" right there on the site).  Your name will be entered in the contest and I'll draw the winner at random tomorrow afternoon.  Once the winner is announced, I'll get your address and send the book to you.  Simple as that! 

[Note: This contest is over, sorry!]

Brittany, Scott & Isla


Princess Aboard said...


Windtraveler said...

Thanks Princess :)

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

We read this the year it came out. And re-read it!

(How about tossing your Captcha overboard?)

Anonymous said...


I'm not entering 'cause I read it - but anybody who likes sailing and a good thriller and HASN'T, go enter!

It pretty much covers all the scary stuff that keeps me pretty happy with my coastal routines.

Windtraveler said...

@Doc - the captcha is something I like to control spam. Otherwise, I get all sorts of random comments about viagra and such, so the captcha stays.

Anonymous said...

Huh, that's weird, I did not mean to be anonymous - the comment beginning "AIEEEE!" was me, Bonnie at . Hi!

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Windtraveler, you indicate no evidence that you read my linked article. Good luck on attracting comments.

Windtraveler said...

@Doc - yikes!!! I approved that previous comment from my iPhone and until your latest comment I did not realize that the word "captcha" was actually a link. You're right, you ARE mad as hell!

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