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Monday, September 15, 2008

CFBA & GIVEAWAY: Isolation by Travis Thrasher


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Isolation

FaithWords (September 12, 2008)

by

Travis Thrasher

GIVEAWAY!!!! If you're interested in winning a copy of Isolation leave a comment on this post telling why, and visit at least two other posts and comment something relevant. :) We'll have a winner picked on Wednesday night, and announced by Thursday morning (EST). - MJ

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

It was during third grade after a teacher encouraged him in his writing and as he read through The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis that Travis decided he wanted to be a writer. The dream never left him, and allowed him to fulfill that dream of writing fulltime in 2007.

Travis Thrasher is the author of numerous works of fiction, including his most personal and perhaps his deepest work, Sky Blue, that was published in summer of 2007. This year he has to novels published, Out of the Devil’s Mouth, and a supernatural thriller, Isolation.

Travis is married to Sharon and they are the proud parents of Kylie, born in November, 2006, and Hailey, a Shih-Tzu that looks like an Ewok. They live in suburban Chicago.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Trapped

Exhausted

Terrified

. . . Alone

When a missionary family moves into a secluded mansion in the mountains of North Carolina, they think they are escaping their nightmares. But when a snowstorm hits and they are trapped inside their new home, their worst fears become reality. As they fight to stay alive, they will be tested in ways they never imagined. Can their love for one another and their faith in God save them from the dangers lurking here?

A masterfully written story that will grip you from its mysterious beginning to its chilling end.

From Publishers Weekly:

"In this dark chiller, Thrasher (Sky Blue; The Promise Remains) demonstrates a considerable talent for the horror genre. Like Stephen King, Thrasher pits flawed but likable characters against evil forces that at first seem escapable but gradually take on a terrifying ubiquity.

The Miller family has recently returned to suburban Chicago after a harrowing experience on the mission field. Hoping to get away from the busyness of suburban living, they travel to the mountains of North Carolina for an extended stay in an enormous, remote lodge where husband and father Jim plans to write a book while trying to reconnect with his family.

When a snowstorm isolates them further and spiritual attacks make them feel they are losing their minds, both Jim and his wife, Stephanie, begin to wonder if God can rescue them and their two young children. Aside from sharing too many plot points with The Shining, this novel hits very few false notes and should appeal to fans of Christian fiction, the horror genre and all who enjoy well-crafted and suspenseful stories."

If you would like to read the first chapter of Isolation, go HERE

9 comments and creative thoughts:

L Brons said...

Okay, so what is his real name???

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Yeah, it works well for his writing genre doesn't it? To the best of my knowledge that's really it. :)

L Brons said...

moneysavingmom has a free contest blog post each week. You just have to make sure to clearly link to the contest post (vs just to your blog). Not sure I'd start w/his book for that link. His audience knows him but folks new to the genre might not know what to expect!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Oooh, I saw that and have thought about it in the past. Maybe I should start with something other than a thriller... :)

windycindy said...

This is the type of book I enjoy reading on a cool autumn evening in
front of the fireplace! Please enter me in your fabulous drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

CherryBlossomMJ said...

You're in the drawing Cindy!

Amy said...

this sounds like a good book to read. add me to the drawing.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

You're in Amy! Good job on other relevant comments to other posts too! Thanks so much!!!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

I'm so sorry, I forgot to announce a winner. The winner is AMY!!

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