Friday, February 27, 2009

First Look at Green by Ted Dekker!

Finally, we have a glimpse into the final volume of the Circle novels! Here's a description we found:

At Last... The Circle Reborn

The story of how Thomas Hunter first entered the Black Forest and forever changed our history began at a time when armies were gathered for a final battle in the valley of Migdon. Green is a story of love, betrayal, and sweeping reversals set within the apocalypse. It is the beginning: the truth behind a saga that has captured the imagination of more than a million readers with the Books of History Chronicles.

But even more, Green brings full meaning to the Circle series as a whole, reading as both prequel to Black and sequel to White, completing a full circle. This is Book Zero, the Circle Reborn, both the beginning and the end. The preferred starting point for new readers... the perfect climax for the countless fans who've experienced Black, Red and White.

Read the first chapter of Green here (.pdf).

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TitleTrakk co-founder's novel to be published by Tyndale!'s very own C.J. Darlington will have her first novel, Thicker Than Blood, published by Tyndale House in late 2009 or early 2010 (official release date not yet confirmed).

The novel is the winner of the 2008 Operation First Novel contest sponsored by the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild and Tyndale House publishers.

This is a novel C.J. started when she was fifteen-years-old. She was about to give up on it but decided to try submitting the novel to this contest.

Find out more of her story to publication by visiting C.J.'s blog.

(l-r: Karen Watson from Tyndale, C.J. Darlington & Jerry B. Jenkins. Photo by Cindi of Selah Studios.)

Working Summary of Thicker Than Blood:

Two sisters, estranged for 15 years. Their blood ties weren't enough. Only something stronger could bring them together again.

Christy Williams finally has her life on track. Her career as an antiquarian book buyer at the renowned used bookstore Dawson's Barn of Books is taking off. Hunter Dawson is teaching her the fine points of purchasing collectible books, and so far she's been able to keep her drinking problem from interfering. But when she discovers her ex-boyfriend, who also works at Dawsons, is stealing valuable books right off the store's shelves, she's unable to stop him for fear he'll expose the skeleton's in her closet.

Things begin to unravel when a stolen Hemingway first edition is found in her possession, framing her for a crime she didn't commit. With no one to turn to, she yearns for her estranged family, especially her younger sister May, who she abandoned in their childhood after their parents' untimely deaths. Now the owner of a failing cattle ranch, May couldn't possibly want a relationship with her, the big sister who didn't even say goodbye all those years ago. Could she?

Soon Christy's fleeing from her shattered dreams, her ex-boyfriend, and God. Could the Triple Cross ranch be the safe haven she's searching for, or will May's new-found faith give her sister even more reason to reject Christy? Will they realize before it's too late that each possesses what the other desperately needs?

Writing for the Soul photos by Cindi of Selah Studios

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Take One by Karen Kingsbury book trailer

Read our interview with Karen.

Free download of Snow Angel by Jamie Carie!

This just in from our friend Rel at Relz Reviewz . . . now through February 25th you can download Jamie Carie's novel Snow Angel for free at B&H. Find out more from Relz Reviewz.

From Jamie's website about Snow Angel:

“Please . . . God . . . “

She whispered before collapsing.

When Noah Wesley hears the faint sound outside the door of his remote Alaskan cabin during a violent nighttime blizzard, it is no less than the voice of God that urges him to take a closer look, to discover there his snow angel.

Unconscious and more than half frozen to death, her name is Elizabeth, a beautiful young woman, fragile yet fierce, intent on discovering gold like so many others rushing headlong toward the Yukon.

But why Elizabeth is so drawn to the gold, and why she would chase it even through a pounding storm that no man would dare face, is a secret to be shared with no one, not even at the invitation of Noah’s deep-blue, trusting eyes.

Jamie Carie has penned a can’t-up-down debut novel in Snow Angel, a masterfully romantic story wherein cold and lonely hearts risk everything to be forever warmed.

Swope's Ridge by Ace Collins - coming in August!

Coming in August from Zondervan is Ace Collins' second novel, Swope's Ridge. According to his website, the novel is a sequel to his first, Farraday Road.

Says Ace:

This is the second in the Lige Evans' Mystery Series. If you are wanting to know more about Lije, Janie and the rest of the people who survived Farraday Road, this book has the answers. As it solves the first novel's mystery, this book takes readers far beyound Swope's Ridge to Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Berlin and Washington D.C. The mystery unravels to reveal not only who killed Kaitlyn Evans, but to also uncover a terrorist plot meant to crippled the U.S. government. Filled with dramatic plot twists, the book has more adventure and thrills than Farraday Road and provides deep development of the men and women who are such a vital part of this book series.

Read our review of Farraday Road.
Read our interview with Ace.