Monday, September 21, 2009
Best-selling author Terri Blackstock is not only one of the most powerful voices in fiction, she is a wonderful person. Her new novel, Intervention, is both intriguing and enlightening. Here's what I can tell you about it...
The novel was inspired by Terri's personal experiences with her daughter's addictions. Six years ago she became aware that her daughter (then in her early twenties) had a severe prescription pill addiction that was killing her, and she hired an interventionist to convince her daughter to go to treatment. After a grueling few hours, her daughter agreed to go. As Terri put her on the plane with the interventionist, she was hit with the crushing feeling that her daughter was in the hands of a stranger, and anything could happen. That's when this book was born.
It was her last hope—and the beginning of a new nightmare. Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction, by staging an intervention. But when eighteen-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment—and her interventionist is found dead at the airport—Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.
Barbara and her son set out to find Emily before Detective Kent Harlan arrests her for a crime he is sure she committed. Fearing for Emily’s life, Barbara maintains her daughter’s innocence. But does she really know her anymore? Meanwhile, Kent has questions of his own. His gut tells him that this is a case of an addict killing for drugs, but as he gets to know Barbara, he begins to hope he’s wrong about Emily.
The mysteries intensify as everyone’s panic grows: Did Emily’s obsession with drugs lead her to commit murder—or is she another victim of a cold-blooded killer?
In this gripping novel of intrigue and suspense, bestselling author Terri Blackstock delivers the page-turning drama that readers around the world have come to expect from her.
Click here for Terri's web site.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Have you guys listened to Scott Stapp? I don't know a great deal about his former band, CREED, but what I do know is that some of Scott's songs are right up my alley. My recent downloads include: Higher, Broken, and The Great Divide.
As in books, I am always listening for that unique sound in my music selections. To that end, Scott Stapp rocks.
Like all of us, Scott has had his ups and downs...that's why I love his lyrics. Real. Gritty. Transparent. And to me, totally uplifting.
For more info., go to www.scottstapp.com.
P.S. Scott, if God has you read this, please contact me. I'd love to send you my Rock Star Chronicles novels...you could star in the lead role of the major motion picture!
Monday, September 14, 2009
My friend Roxanne Rustand has a new novel out, entitled Final Exposure. Here's a blurb:
Safety. Serenity. That’s what Jack Matthews wants, and what he seeks in Lost Falls, Montana. A quiet retreat is just what Jack and his orphaned nephew, Max, need—especially with gentle, beautiful Erin Cole as their host. But when sirens in the night leave Max screaming, Jack’s faced with the harsh truth. They’re not safe—not him, not Max and especially not Erin. What is she hiding? What does the shadowy figure stalking her want? And how much will Jack have to risk to keep her safe?
Learn more at Roxanne's Web Site.