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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

CFBA Blog Tour - Brandilyn Collins and Dark Pursuit

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dark Pursuit
Zondervan (December 1, 2008)
by Brandilyn Collins


BRANDILYN COLLINS is known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is currently working on her 20th book. For chances to win free copies of her work, join her Fan Club on Facebook. Here's what Brandilyn has to say about why she wrote Dark Pursuit:

In John Milton's Paradise Lost Satan's followers, kicked out of heaven, boast about storming the gates and reclaiming their territory. Beelzebub scoffs at their boasting as merely "hatching vain empires" and suggests a different revengeful scheme: seduce mankind away from God. So Satan visits the Garden of Eden to teach humans the very thing he and his cohorts have learned to be futile—the dark pursuit of hatching their own vain empires instead of following God. He presented man with this "gift" of death, disguised as life. And man fell for it.

Upon this theme of man's fall and spiritual blindness, I created the characters and events in Dark Pursuit. The story clips along at a fast pace, with much symbolism running underneath.


Dark Pursuit—A twisting story of murder, betrayal, and eternal choices

Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspense—until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Two years later, reclusive and bitter, he wants one thing: to plot a new novel and regain his reputation.

Kaitlan Sering, his twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, once lived for drugs. After she stole from Darell, he cut her off. Now she's rebuilding her life. But in Kaitlan's town two women have been murdered, and she's about to discover a third. She's even more shocked to realize the culprit—her boyfriend, Craig, the police chief's son.

Desperate, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. For over forty years, Darell Brooke has lived suspense. Surely he'll devise a plan to trap the cunning Craig.

But can Darell's muddled mind do it? And—if he tries—with what motivation? For Kaitlan's plight may be the stunning answer to the elusive plot he seeks...

If you would like to read an excerpt, go HERE.

Buy your copy of Dark Pursuit Today!


Ok, I confess. I am normally a proud proclaimer of my membership in Brandilyn's "Big Honkin' Chicken Club" in that I am not big for suspense and thriller stories. In fact, I get the willies just thinking about reading stories like that.

However, the premise of this story intrigued me and I decided to give it a shot. I wasn't disappointed or scared as much as I thought I'd be.

Of course, I made sure to read it in the broad light of day and never at night or in the dark. :) I'm not that brave...yet.

This book lives up to the "page-turner" description. In fact, I finished it in only 4 days. Normally, I'm a fast reader, but I had no idea how I'd get into this one. No worries. Brandilyn did a fantastic job keeping the story moving forward all the way to the end.

The omniscient POV and first-person POV of the killer was tough for me, as I'm a died-in-the-wool 3rd person POV reader, but I managed. And toward the end, it seemed some of the character threads fell flat. But, all in all, an excellent product from the skilled fingers of a well-known and award-winning suspense novelist.

There's even a touch of romance, a lot of drama, and a boatload of suspense. If you're a fan of this genre, you won't want to miss it!

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Readers, leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE copy of Dark Pursuit.

If you wish to comment but don't want to be entered, say so when you post. Make sure you leave your email address (name [at] domainname [dot] com/net) or that there's a way to contact you. Otherwise, you won't be entered. Wouldn't want you to miss out on winning a book. :)

And if you want to make certain you don't miss anything, check the box that says 'email follow-up comments to:' when you leave a comment and they'll be sent to the email address associated with your blogging account. That way you'll be notified of any comments and will know when I announce the winner.

This week, the contest is open to US/Canada residents only.

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds good.

13rubberduck [at] gmail [dot] com

ChristyJan said...

Please enter me to win a copy of Dark Pursuit


windycindy said...

What a great sounding story line! Please enter me in your drawing. I always appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi

Carole said...

I, too, have been chicken up to this point, but I'd like to try this one, thanks to your review.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

We have a winner from this drawing and that is:


Congratulations! I've emailed you for your mailing information so we can send out your book.

As always, thanks to everyone for your continued support.