Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Daniel's Den by Brandt Dodson

Coming in February 2009 from Brandt Dodson is Daniel's Den (Harvest House).


In this fast–paced thriller by popular author Brandt Dodson, a young government accountant learns to trust God when his life begins to fall apart and unseen enemies pursue him with relentless zeal.

Daniel Borden is a thirty–year–old government accountant who lives a quiet life and plays by the rules. But when events transpire that shatter his orderly world and a team of assassins mark him for death, Daniel must flee for his life.

While on the run, Daniel encounters Laura Sky. Carefree and easygoing, Laura is everything that Daniel isn’t. But when the killers assigned to eliminate Daniel find him at Laura’s bed–and–breakfast, gunfire erupts and the two set out on the run once again.

As they try to unravel the mystery that confronts them, they discover how tenuous life can be and how their very existence depends on the God who will never abandon them.

Read our interview with Brandt here.

Double Minds by Terri Blackstock

Coming in February 2009 from Zondervan is Terri Blackstock's stand alone title Double Minds.


As talented singer/songwriter Parker James struggles to make her mark on the Nashville music scene, she finds the competition can be fierce – even deadly.

When a young woman is murdered at the recording studio where Parker works, Parker is drawn into a mystery where nothing is as it seems.

Unraveling the truth puts her own life at risk when she uncovers high-level industry corruption and is terrorized by a menacing stalker. As the danger escalates, Parker begins to question her dreams, her future, and even her faith. Does stardom even matter anymore?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Marcher Lord Press Preview #3, Summa Elvetica

Jeff Gerke has unveiled the second book in his three-book launch list over at Marcher Lord Press. It's called Summa Elvetica by Theodore Beale.

Summary of the novel:

In Summa Elvetica Beale brings us a delightfully speculative what-if scenario: what if the Catholic Church (or something very like it) existed in a fantasy world in which dwelt non-human intelligent races like orcs, trolls, and elves?

At some point in such a world the leading ecclesiastics would have to wrestle with the question of whether or not these demi-humans have souls and therefore ought to be the subject of evangelization by the Church.

Summa Elvetica is the story of the young priest whom the Church assigns to investigate the matter. Along the way toward his conclusion, he falls in love with an Elven princess and finds himself in the middle of a racially motivated war.

More than the curiosities of high clerics hang in the balance as he comes to declare what he discovers to be God's will about whether or not elves have souls.

About the Author:

Theodore Beale is an American living in Europe. He has published decidedly Christian speculative fiction with decidedly secular publishers: Pocket Books and Simon & Schuster.

He works primarily in the computer game industry, where he has launched and guided a small business into a successful career. He is an entrepreneur and a musician, and, if you do a little digging, you'll find he's interesting in other ways, too.

Read an interview with Theodore here.
Read the first chapter of Summa Elvetica here.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Enoch by Alton Gansky

Coming this fall is Alton Gansky's follow-up to his novel Angel (Realms). It's called Enoch.


Around the world a message sounds: "Look for the one I am sending you." Some say that the man who never died is living in Texas. Meanwhile cult leader Mary-Martha Celestine claims that she's the "sent one"---but suddenly finds herself controlled by a demon! Will evil destroy Enoch before he can deliver his message?

Read our review of Angel here.

Kiss by Ted Dekker

Coming in December from Ted Dekker is the first novel he's co-written with Erin Healy. Here's the summary:

After a car accident puts Shauna McAllister in a coma and wipes out six months of her memory, she returns to her childhood home to recover, but her arrival is fraught with confusion. Her estranged father, a senator bidding on the White House, and her abusive stepmother blame Shauna for the tragedy, which has left her beloved brother severely brain damaged.

Leaning on Wayne Spade, a forgotten but hopeful lover who stays by her side, Shauna tries to sort out what happened that night by jarring her memory to life. Instead, she acquires a mysterious mental ability that will either lead her to truth or get her killed by the people trying to hide it. In this blind game of cat and mouse that states even the darkest memories in the face, Shauna is sure of only one thing: if she remembers, she dies.

Read our first interview with Ted here.
Read our second interview with Ted here.

Wayne Thomas Batson treasure hunt contest!

Wayne Thomas Batson has started a contest on his blog. Here's more info according to Wayne:

For the #1 & 2 Treasure Hunters (the adventurous ones who accumulate the most Treasure Points) I will give you one copy of every new book I write...for LIFE. That means, should the Lord allow me to live long enough to write all the stories rattling around in my head, you will get a signed copy of each one sent directly to you. Of course, if you move and don't give me your new address, then…someone else will be getting all those books. Doh! AND I will name a character** in my next fantasy series after you. That's correct: I'll use your real name, your username, or a character name you create as a character in my new fantasy series. Of course, if your name is Bob, we’ll need to go with something a little more fantasy-ish.

**Editor’s Note #2: No Guarantee that your character won't get killed off in some horribly unpleasant manner.

For the #3, #4, and #5 Treasure Hunter: I will send you a signed copy of any book I’ve written AND give you a choice of A) sending you a signed copy of an original, unpublished fantasy short story I’ve written called “Forget Me Not.” –OR- B) You can invite a bunch of your friends together some evening, and I will personally call and talk to you and your friends about the books, about writing, about your favorite kind of pizza—whatever’s clever.

For contest guidelines and more info click here to go to Wayne's blog.