Friday, March 30, 2007

Reclaiming Nick, by Susan May Warren

Award winning author SUSAN MAY WARREN recently returned home to her native Minnesota after serving for eight years with her husband and four children as missionaries with SEND International in Far East Russia. She now writes full time from Minnesota's north woods. Visit her Web site at


RECLAIMING NICK is the first of The Noble Legacy series. Book Two, Taming Rafe, will be available January 2008. Book Two, begins the story of younger brother Rafe Noble.

Nick Noble, the oldest son, left home ten years ago after a fight with his father, blood brother and high school sweetheart. Breaking all hearts in the quake of his own from loosing his mother to cancer. His family's pleas to return home never stopped him from drifting. His college education and army experience led him to police work and there he help convict an innocent man. He quit and ended up working in a diner.

His father's death and the will bring Nick home, the prodigal son after the father has died, and he can only stand over his grave and ask for forgiveness. The cattle ranch, the Silver Buckle, his sister runs alone and she greeted Nick with open-arms. She is disappointed to hear Nick reason for return was revenge towards his best friend and blood brother, Cole.

Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder, and she’s out to get revenge. She stops by the diner to get a look at this bully and makes plans to follow him to the ranch as there new cook. She doesn't know how to make toast let alone cook for 30 people on the open range, yet she hires on.

Piper's life and body bear the scars of abuse. Her brother had taken beatings from their father by stepping in to protect her. He had always been there for her. She did not visit him in prison, now she wants to make it up to him by getting him justice against Nick. She now knows her brother is innocent after five years in prison because another man confessed to the crime. She is sorry she has not been there for her brother, and that when her mother and she left the abusive relationship, they left him behind with his father. She had feared he had become like the man that had raised him.

As Nick seeks to overturn his father’s will--and Piper digs for answers--family secrets surface that send Nick’s life into a tailspin. Piper realized Nick is a noble man as the Noble name he bears. Piper finds secrets and the man who’s out to take the Silver Buckle from the Noble family. He’ll stop at nothing--even murder--to make it happen.

If you would like to hear more about Nick, he has his own blog. Also, the first chapter is there...

A good story not a great book. Read this author, I think she has a great book in her. She needs to tighten her plot and follow implications of her characters closer and she will soar above entertaining story to great suspence and romantic novel. A good read not to be missed, but this author has more potential then even this book, clearly.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

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His new book:
Double Vision: A Novel
Author: Randall Ingermanson
Genre: Humorous romantic suspense novel
Publisher: Bethany House, (November 2004) ISBN 0764227335
Synopsis of Double Vision

Dillon Richard is a brilliant and meticulous engineer, respected by his co-workers at CypherQuanta, but he has never had a woman interested in him before. Now he's got two, and they're giving him double vision . . .

Rachel Meyers is a quirky, erratic biophysicist who has just developed a quantum computer that will change the world. If Rachel and Dillon can bring it to market, CypherQuanta will be worth billions. But someone is determined to steal the secret . . . and create a rift between Rachel and Dillon.

Keryn Wills is a mystery novelist and part-time chief financial officer at CypherQuanta. She desperately needs to keep Rachel and Dillon working together to finish the project, but she desperately doesn't want them to be friends. Now Keryn finds herself on the run, like a character in one of her own novels, as somebody begins tightening a noose around her and Rachel and Dillon. Somehow, she needs to unravel this mystery -- before it unravels her.

Three secrets. Two women. One man. No time.

Double Vision -- humorous romantic suspense by Christy Award-winning novelist and Berkeley-trained physicist, Randall Ingermanson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING
by Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer.


GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages and numerous othe rbooks. He's the director of Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc., and host of A Growing Marriage, a syndicated radio program heard on over 100 stations across North America. He and his wife, Karolyn, live in North Carolina.

CATHERINE PALMER is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels--including The Bachelor's Bargain--which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and two sons.

IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING is the first of The Four Seasons fiction series, based on the ever-changing cycles of relationships detailed in Gary Chapman's nonfiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. The novels will focus on four couples, each moving in and out of a different season.

Word travels fast at the Just As I Am beauty shop.

So when a simple homeless man appears on Steve and Brenda Hansen's doorstep, the entire shop is set abuzz, especially when Brenda lets him sleep on their porch.

That's not all the neighbors are talking about. Spring may be blooming outdoors, but an icy chill has settled over the Hansens' marriage. Steve is keeping late hours with clients, and the usually upbeat Brenda is feeling the absence of her husband and her college-age kids.

Add to that the unsavory business moving in next to the beauty shop and the entire community gets turned upside down. Now Brenda's friends must unite to pull her out of her rut and keep the unwanted sotre out of town. But can Steve and Brenda learn to thaw their chilly marriage and enjoy the hope spring offers?

Friday, March 16, 2007

Mary Lu Tyndall


M. L. (MARYLU) TYNDALL grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul--a longing for something more.

After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart.

Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable.

One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she's only give her heart to Him completely.


A YOUNG BRIDE separated from her husband just as a child has been conceived...

A GRIEVING HUSBAND tempted to take his anger out through the vices of his past...

A MARRIAGE AND A SHIP threatenend to be split apart by villainous Caribbean pirates...

THE RELIANCE, Edmund Merrick tormented by the apparent demise of his pregnant wife Charlisse, sails away to drown his sorrows. He turns his back on God and reverts to a life of villainy, joining forces with the demented French pirate Collier. When his mind clears from its rum-induced haze, will Edmund find the will to escape?

Seemingly abandoned by her new husband, Charlisse battles her own insecurities as she is thrown into the clutches of the vengeful pirate Kent, who holds her and Lady Isabel captive.

Will she be swept away by the undertow of treachery and despair? Can Edmund and Charlisse battle the tempests that threaten to tear them apart and steer their way to the faith-filled haven they so desperately seek? Or will they ultimately lose their love and lives to the whirlpool of treachery and deceit?


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Mark Andrew Olsen has written a book for the mystic in all of us. He shows the creativity is alive and well in the Christian community.

He invents a Christian lineage back to Anna, black woman gifted with the ability to see angels and demons. They first see Anna as she takes the Christ child into her arms. After waiting and watching for the miracle child, the long awaited one, Anna lives to see the Christ child. The gifted of the Watchers begins with this real dream of ages long ago. It is this mystery which propels us to discover the one white woman who has this gifting admidst thousands of black women and girls. Her goal is to heal a wound. Her own wounds are healed in the process.

MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose earlier novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.

The Watchers:
Just below the surface among the family of God lives another family tree--one traced in spirit, invisible and ageless, known as the Watchers. For two thousand years they've seen beyond the veil separating this world from the next, passing on their gift through a lineage mostly overlooked. Throughout history they've scouted the borders of the supernatural frontier, but now their survival hangs by a thread. And their fate lies in the hands of a young woman, her would-be killer, and a mystery they must solve....

"Congratulations. You just reached my own little corner of cyberspace.

Who am I?

Abby Sherman, that's who.

Who are you? And why are you checking me out?

Drop me a few pixels, and let's find out!"

With that innocent invitation, Abby Sherman unwittingly steps in the crosshairs of history, and thus begins her harrowing tale--taking her from ocean-front Malibu to the streets of London, the jungles in West Africa, the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and to the very gates of heaven itself!

A sneak preview of eternity becomes her one-way ticket to danger--and discovery….

Two lives collide in a globe-circling adventure involving both peril and discovery: Abby, a young woman whose visions of heaven turn her into a Web-celebrity; and Dylan, a troubled young man sent by an ancient foe to silence her. From California beachfronts to Nigerian rain forests to Jerusalem and back again, THE WATCHERS is high-octane blends of action, mystery, and spiritual battle spanning centuries.

A woman's awe-inspiring vision launches her on a quest through distant lands and ancient history, face-to-face with eternity and into the arms of a family line on the brink of annihilation...

A man who is hired to exterminate her discovers the folly of blind loyalty, then learns how to wage war in a realm he never believed had existed...

An extraordinary saga of the unseen war against evil, the reality of the supernatural, and the transforming power of forgiveness.