Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Special Sale and This Week's CFBA Tour

I found out about this awesome price for the new Pillar CD and thought I'd pass it onto to you all. $8.99 for a brand new release plus free shipping is a hard deal to beat! But hurry - the offer is only good today.

And this week, CFBA is featuring Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith! I have this book sitting in my to-be-read stack, but I've read Ginny's debut novel and loved it!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Adam by Ted Dekker

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I'm a fan of Ted Dekker. My admiration only grew when I interviewed him a few months ago for an article (additional clips here). So I picked up Adam this past afternoon with eager anticipation.

FBI behavior psychologist Daniel Clark has one obsession - finding the serial killer known only as Eve. His relentless hunt has already cost him his marriage. And then it claims his life. Or does it?

Resuscitated twenty minutes after Eve killed him, Daniel is haunted by the fact that only he saw the man's face - and he can't remember it. There is only one way to recover his lost memories before Eve finds another victim. Daniel must reenact his own death.

But will dying again bring life, or unlock the door to something far worse?

This book is both gripping and haunting, and fully complements the author's previous books. I've read a dozen of Ted's full-length novels (pictured right), so a few of the plot twists were expected, and the review copy gave away a plot point I wish it hadn't, because it ripped away suspense from the latter part of the book. I liked the way backstory was revealed through a nine-part news story throughout the book, but I would have preferred the novel didn't begin with part one, but instead the current story. It took a little while for me to get into the book for that reason. It also shares some some similarities with T. L. Hines' Waking Lazarus.

But the real test comes in a few hours. Will I have trouble sleeping?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Russell Fink and a Quick Question

Does point of view influence whether you buy/read a book?

Leave your answer in the comments, and be sure to reply to last post's question as well! Yes, these questions have a point, which I shall reveal in the coming weeks.

This week, CBFA is featuring My Name is Russell Fink by Michael Snyder. I read Michael's short story (with the same protagonist) on Infuze, but I haven't gotten around to reading the book. My to-be-read stack is reaching murderous heights (i.e. if it fell on me, it would kill me).

Friday, February 08, 2008


I'd really like to get back into blogging more. So many other things push it out of the way - reading, reviewing, writing, networking sites, reading others' blogs, emails to handle, and more. But I've been learning a lot, and I'm getting to the spot again where I'm full enough to share. I also have some great ideas, but still have some things to tie up first.

I have one question for you, though.

What one thing do you want to know about a novel before buying/reading it?

Leave your answer in the comments.

P.S. CFBA is featuring Sisters, Ink by Rebeca Seitz this week.

Friday, February 01, 2008

FIRST: Sisters, Ink

It is February FIRST, time for the FIRST Day Blog Tour! (Join our alliance! Click the button!) The FIRST day of every month we will feature an author and his/her latest book's FIRST chapter!

This month's feature is:

Rebeca Seitz

and her book:


B&H Books (February 1, 2008)


Rebeca Seitz is Founder and President of Glass Road Public Relations. An author for several years, PRINTS CHARMING being her first novel.

Rebeca cut her publicity teeth as the first dedicated publicist for the fiction division of Thomas Nelson Publishers. In 2005, Rebeca resigned from WestBow and opened the doors of GRPR, the only publicity firm of its kind in the country dedicated solely to representing novelists writing from a Christian worldview.

Rebeca makes her home in Kentucky with her husband, Charles, and their son, Anderson.

Click the FIRST button to read the first chapter.