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Friday, December 14, 2007

CFBA Blog Tour - Karen Ball and What Lies Within

You'd never believe from the content of her latest books that this author is a side-splitting riot when she does speaking engagements and live talks. Not only is she a prolific and established author, but she's been an editor of many top names in the Christian book industry and worked for Zondervan, among many other publishers.

Now, partnering with David Webb of B&H Publishing, she is helping to relaunch their fiction line with a new and innovative brand.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
What Lies Within
Multnomah Fiction (November 20, 2007)
by Karen Ball

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karen Ball , bestselling novelist, is also the editor behind several of today's bestselling Christian novels. Her love for words was passed down through her father and grandfather - both pastors who shared God's truth through sermons and storytelling. Blending humor, poignancy, and honesty, Karen's writing style is a powerful force for revealing God's truth. She lives in Oregon with her husband, Don, and their "kids," Bodhan, a mischief-making Siberian husky, and Dakota, an Aussie-terrier mix who should have been named "Destructo."

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Nothing’s going to stop Kyla…

until the ground crumbles beneath her feet.

Kyla Justice has arrived. Her company, Justice Construction, is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful companies in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, something is missing. Not until she’s called on to build a center for inner-city kids does she realize what it is: her sense of purpose. Now nothing can stop her, not the low budget, not supply problems, not gang opposition, not her boyfriend’s suggestion that she sell her business and marry him–and most especially not that disagreeable Rafael Murphy.

Rafe Murphy understands battle. Wounded in action, this Force Recon Marine carries the scars–and the nightmares–to prove it. Though he can’t fight overseas any longer, he’s found his place as a warrior in the civilian world. So he soldiers on, trusting that one of these days, God will reveal to him why Rafe survived the ambush in Iraq. That day has arrived.

Kyla and Rafe both discover that determination alone won’t carry them through danger and challenges. When gang violence threatens their very foundations, there’s only one way to survive: rely on each other, be real–and surrender to God. In other words, risk everything…

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Readers, leave a comment for your chance to be entered in a drawing for a FREE copy of this book. If you do not wish to be entered, say so when you post. This week, the contest is open to US/Canada residents only.

6 comments:

Cherie J said...

Great spotlight! Sounds like a wonderful book!

Julie@The Surrendered Scribe said...

This book sounds great! Karen definitely is talented.

windycindy said...

"Happy Holidays!" The book sounds fascinating! I enjoyed reading your reviews. It certainly helps me learn about authors and the different genres of books. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Karen B. said...

Tiff/Amber, thanks so much for your comments about my books and me. A side-splitting riot, huh? I LIKE that!

Thanks for all you're doing both for WLW and for Christian fiction. You're much appreciated!

Blessings this Christmas season.

Karen Ball

dodo said...

I would like to be entered. Please choose me.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Karen, good to see you drop by. And my husband said he thinks "gut-spewing guffaw" would also work with the side-splitting riot. :)

I'll have a winner picked tomorrow, Dec. 26th. Stay tuned!