I am so excited! Today, NIGHTSHADE, Book#1 in the Discarded Heroes series I'm writing for Barbour Publishing, showed up on CBD.com. I've had a peek at the cover already, but I can't share it yet (doncha hate it when people do things like that? LOL). Hopefully soon!!
But take a look--and if you can, pre-order it now before it's sold out (hey, ya never know...)!!!!
here's the full link: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=607774&item_code=WW&netp_id=762158&event=ESRCN&view=details
And here's the Nightshade Blurb:
They’ve championed freedom, survived the cruelties of war
, and now these same heroes return home
. . .wounded and discarded.
Former Navy SEAL Max Jacobs is fighting a new war—a war for his family. Suffering from PTSD, Max is unable to control his anger and alienates himself from his wife, who files a protective order against him. Their lives are about to collide when Sydney Jacobs hunts down the source of a human interest story at her local newspaper. Will she uncover Nightshade, the elite team Max is covertly working with, and place their lives in danger?
Thicker than Blood
by C.J. Darlington
Published by Tyndale House
Winner of the
2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest!
Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. But 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 younger sister, May, whom she abandoned after their parents’ untimely deaths. Soon, Christy’s fleeing from her shattered dreams, her ex-boyfriend, and God. Could May’s Triple Cross Ranch be the safe haven she’s searching for? Will the sisters realize that each possesses what the other desperately needs before it’s too late?
I received a copy of CJ's Thicker Than Blood from Tyndale for this blog tour.
First, let me say I'm absolutely delighted and impressed that a young woman who was homeschooled has made such a great splash in Christian fiction with her debut novel. Thicker Than Blood weaves a poignant tale about the repercussions of hasty decisions and one woman trying to fight her way out of the world she's created. I love that controversial issues saturate the story but don't steal from it at the same time. Although I had objection to a few things in the book, they weren't things that ruined the read for me. CJ is in for a long, successful career.
With careful attention to detail, emotion, and scene-setting, C.J. Darlington scores with her debut effort. Here is a special writer you won’t want to miss.
--Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times best selling author
If you love a good read filled with adventure and ultimately redemption, I encourage you to brew the tea, settle into your favorite chair and pick up the page turner that is C.J. Darlington’s imaginative new novel of a modern day sisterhood that triumphs over separation and the raw challenges of life to find the real endurance of both family ties and God’s amazing grace.
--Rebecca St. James, Grammy award winning Christian singer and bestselling author
With Thicker than Blood, C.J. Darlington proves she's a novelist for the long-haul, a strong new voice in Christian fiction. This book speaks to the heart, from the heart, about the heart. Readers will not soon forget it.
--Sibella Giorello, Christy award-winning author of The Rivers Run Dry & The Clouds Roll Away
About the Author:
C. J. began writing the story that would become Thicker than Blood (her first novel) when she was a fifteen-year-old homeschool student. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over a decade, scouting for stores similar to the one described in the novel before cofounding her own online bookstore. Thicker than Blood was the winner of the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel.
C. J. co-founded the Christian entertainment Web site TitleTrakk.com with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. She makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats. Visit her website www.cjdarlington.com for more info.
- The 1st chapter of Thicker than Blood
- The "Story Behind the Story" of Thicker than Blood
- More endorsements from Jenny B. Jones, James Scott Bell, Susan Meissner, and more!
- Our interview with C.J. at TitleTrakk.com
- Buy Thicker than Blood at Christianbook.com
- Buy Thicker than Blood at Amazon.com
- List of the other 85+ Thicker than Blood blog tour participants!
I'm screaming and dancing for my "twin"!!!!! Please join me in congratulating Dineen Miller (www.dineenmiller.com), graphic designer extraordinaire and amazing author, who has signed a contract along with her co-author, Lynn Donovan, for a non-fiction title with Regal Books. Wild Hope, a resource for those living in a spiritually mismatched marriage, is set to release January 2011.
Book blurb: Week after week, they sit in church and their faith…alone. They are the spiritually mismatched. Feeling abandoned by their spouse and forgotten by their church, they live out their faith in a mode of survival. Yet God wants them to thrive. Wild Hope presents ten Christ-centered keys to not just survive, but to thrive in a spiritual mismatch.
This book about unequally yoked marriages is the offspring of Lynn and Dineen's ministry through Spiritually Unequal Marriage website/blog. www.SpirituallyUnequalMarriage.com
Love you, Neen! I am so delighted for you my awesome and marvelous friend!!
Please take a moment to congratulate Dineen (firstname.lastname@example.org)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey, y'all! I'm really excited to help my dear friend, Cheryl Wyatt, promote her latest book in the Wings of Refuge series. A Soldier's Devotion is in stores now! Cheryl's books carry a passion for the military and her flare for romance is great.
A Soldier's Devotion by Cheryl Wyatt (Steeple Hill Love Inspired, ISBN-0373875754) is IN STORES NOW.About the Book
U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper Vince Reardon was headed to a lifesaving mission. Until a too-pretty lawyer crashed her fancy car into his motorcycle—sidelining him for two weeks. Vince can barely accept Valentina Russo's heartfelt apologies. Ever since his brother was wrongly convicted—and killed in prison—Vince has lost respect for lawyers. But wait—is that Val volunteering at his refuge for underprivileged kids? If Vince isn't careful, this lady of the law might just earn his respect and his heart.BUY A COPY NOW!!
Want to read an excerpt of A Soldier's Devotion? Click here: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product_slideshow?sku=875757&actual_sku=875757&use_onix=1
Born Valentines Day on a naval base, Cheryl Wyatt writes military romance. Her Steeple Hill debuts earned RT Top Picks plus #1 and #4 on eHarlequin's Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books, lists including NYT Bestsellers and she is a Reviewers Choice Award nominee.