Mar 12
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: It’s in My Blood by Shawneda Marks

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: It’s in My Blood by Shawneda Marks

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Shawneda Marks and the book: It’s in my Blood SC Creations (December 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Shawneda Marks for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shawneda Marks is known as the activist author. She loves to sound the trumpet about important issues. In addition to being a tree hugger and running her charitable organization she loves to weave stories. Her heart and passion surround helping people be wellness walkers. Marks novels address issues in the faith based community while bringing laughter, conversation, revelation and hope. The nonfiction books are… Read more »

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Mar 12
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: It’s in My Blood by Shawneda Marks

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: It’s in My Blood by Shawneda Marks

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Shawneda Marks and the book: It’s in my Blood SC Creations (December 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Shawneda Marks for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shawneda Marks is known as the activist author. She loves to sound the trumpet about important issues. In addition to being a tree hugger and running her charitable organization she loves to weave stories. Her heart and passion surround helping people be wellness walkers. Marks novels address issues in the faith based community while bringing laughter, conversation, revelation and hope. The nonfiction books are… Read more »

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Mar 11
Review of A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White

Review of A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White

About the Book: Beautiful is a dangerous thing to be when one is unprotected. For seven years, Abigail has been a slave in the Visibullis house. With a Hebrew mistress and a Roman master, she has always been more family than servant . . . until their son returns to Jerusalem after his years in Rome. Within a few months Jason has taken her to his bed and turned her world upsidedown. Maybe, given time, she can come to love him as he says he loves her. But how does she open her heart to the man who ruined her? Israel’s unrest finds a home in her bosom, but their rebellion tears apart her world. Death descends with Barabbas’s sword, and Abigail is determined to be there when the criminal is punished. But when she ventures to the trial, Barabbas is not the one the crowd calls to crucify. Instead, it is the teacher her master and Jason had begun to follow, the man from Nazareth that some call the Son of God . . . Born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds, Abigail never knows freedom until she feels the fire of a stray drop of… Read more »

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Mar 10
FIRST Wild Card Tour and Review: Genoa Bay by Bette Nordberg

FIRST Wild Card Tour and Review: Genoa Bay by Bette Nordberg

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Bette Nordberg and the book: Genoa Bay Monarch (December 15, 2009) ***Special thanks to Cat Hoort of Kregel Publications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A professional author, Bette Nordberg has published many books, plays, and articles. Her previous novels have been published by Bethany and Harvest House; this is her sixth. Her best known, Serenity Bay, has sold over 22,000 copies. She lives in Washington and she and her husband, Kim, have four children. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Monarch (December… Read more »

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Mar 09
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: M. L. Tyndall and the book: The Raven Saint (Charles Towne Belles) Barbour Books (January 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to MaryLu Tyndall for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M.L. Tyndall, a Christy Award Finalist, and best-selling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on… Read more »

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Mar 09
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review(and giveaway!): The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: M. L. Tyndall and the book: The Raven Saint (Charles Towne Belles) Barbour Books (January 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to MaryLu Tyndall for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M.L. Tyndall, a Christy Award Finalist, and best-selling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on… Read more »

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Mar 08
CFBA Tour: The Lord Is My Shepard (Psalm 23 Mysteries) by Debbie Viguie

CFBA Tour: The Lord Is My Shepard (Psalm 23 Mysteries) by Debbie Viguie

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Lord Is My Shepherd Abingdon Press (March 2010) by Debbie Viguie ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Debbie Viguié has been writing for most of her life. She has experimented with poetry and nonfiction, but her true passion lies in writing novels. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from UC Davis. While at Davis she met her husband, Scott, at auditions for a play. Debbie’s love for writing brought her from working as a church secretary to a successful career writing supernatural fiction. She is the author of Midnight Pearls, Scarlet Moon, and Charmed: Pied Piper, and the young adult Sweet Seasons series. She also is coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Wicked book series. Debbie and Scott now live on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. When Debbie is not writing and Scott has time off they love to indulge their passion for theme parks. ABOUT THE BOOK Cindy’s church is getting ready to celebrate Easter, and Jeremiah’s Temple is preparing for Passover when Cindy literally stumbles over the body of an unknown man lying dead in the sanctuary. The church was locked, and a bloody cross necklace… Read more »

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Mar 08
LitFuse Blog Tour Review(and double contest!): Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren

LitFuse Blog Tour Review(and double contest!): Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren

*Stay tuned at the end of this post for details on the Sons of Thunder contest from Susan May Warren AND a giveaway for a copy of this book straight from this blog post right here!* About the Book: Sophie Frangos is torn between the love of two men and the promise that binds them all together. Markos Stavros loves Sophie from afar while battling his thirst for vengeance and his hunger for honor. Dino, his quiet and intelligent brother, simply wants to forget the horror that drove them from their Greek island home to start a new life in America. One of these sons of thunder offers a future she longs for, the other the past she lost. From the sultry Chicago jazz clubs of the roaring twenties to the World War II battlefields of Europe to a final showdown in a Greek island village, they’ll discover betrayal, sacrifice and finally redemption. Most of all, when Sophie is forced to make her choice, she’ll learn that God honors the promises made by the Sons of Thunder. 

 Sons of Thunder launches the new Romantic Suspense line for Summerside Press – it will be available to purchase in Wal-mart mid-January…. Read more »

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Mar 08
Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

*See the end of this post for a giveaway!* About the Book:  Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. Still, Moonlight has been trying to get his life together as of late. But when Scarlet begs him to make the trip over to her… Read more »

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Mar 08
Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Blog Tour & Review (and giveaway!): Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

*See the end of this post for a giveaway!* About the Book:  Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. Still, Moonlight has been trying to get his life together as of late. But when Scarlet begs him to make the trip over to her… Read more »

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