Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blog Tour - Dark Pursuit

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dark Pursuit

Zondervan (December 1, 2008)


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...

Read the first chapter of Dark Pursuit, HERE.

I am a big scaredy-cat when it comes to the thriller genre of books. Growing up I loved mysteries, and I still do somewhat, but it has to be fairly unrealistic. . . .or at least unlikely to happen to me! But this is the second Brandilyn Collins book I have read, and I have been gripped by both of them. And I was definitely gripping the book as tightly as I could! Her motto is "Don't forget to b r e a t h e. . . ." and that is absolutely accurate. This was a captivating tale of suspense and intrigue. And the ending? I'd tell you, but then, I'd have to you-know-what!

Happy Heartstopping Reading!


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Mel said...

I was reading this going oooooooooooo this is sounds really great!!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I like her books too! I have just recently read a couple of books by Steven James and Ted Dekker. Have you ever read any of their stuff! Steven James works so far are Pawn and Rook! Intense!!! My son (who is 12) asked if he could read them and I said a big NO! Way to Intense and subject matter beyond 12! Kept me reading though!

Our Four Sons said...

I love Brandilyn's books. The Lake Kanner series was really good. I'll have to check this out!

I like Steven James and my husband reads Ted Dekker.