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February 16, 2007 Newsletter

February 16, 2007

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Snow Day Talks to Robert Dugoni, Author of DAMAGE CONTROL Talks to Elizabeth Crook, Author of THE NIGHT JOURNAL

New Featured Romantic Suspense Author: Lisa Jackson, Author of ABSOLUTE FEAR

New Featured One to Watch Author: Brenda Rickman Vantrease, Author of THE MERCY SELLER

Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Michele Martinez, Author of COVER-UP

New Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: David Morrell, Author of SCAVENGER

Featured Debut Suspense/Thriller Author: Tim Maleeny, Author of STEALING THE DRAGON

Featured One to Watch Author: Karen Harter, Author of AUTUMN BLUE --- A Site for Christian Readers

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Snow Day

I got home around 7:30 Tuesday night and saw the words "Snow Day" scrawled across the calendar in the kitchen for the following day. Only a few flurries had started to fall, but clearly my younger son was wildly optimistic about the pending storm. By 9:30 the snow was falling faster and then the trifecta happened that all kids dream of in this modern age: We got an email, website update and phone call that school was going to be closed for the following day. I was grateful to whoever had chosen to call this one the night before. Truly those 5:30AM calls have the phone ringing way way too early for me. My next hour was spent emailing Cory's friends to set up "Snow Day at Our House," one of my favorite events.
Throughout Wednesday morning, his pals arrived at the house with bags of snow gear. Day went like this: Board games, snow fort building, hand mom wet clothes, hot chocolate, snow fort building, hand mom wet clothes and more board games. Two of them ended up staying for dinner (extra valentines always welcome) and then they also slept over. Since we have a five-day winter break this weekend, this was the kickoff to the winter extravaganza that will have these three going house to house these next few days doing much of the same thing.
Why do I love these moments that make such memories? Because they remind me of the same kinds of snow days I had as a kid. I remember building snow caves, snowball fights, sledding for hours and drinking hot chocolate. Okay, mine was Swiss Miss or Ovaltine and theirs was Godiva, but you still are running the same film in your head as you watch them get all excited as the flakes start falling. Of course, I spent the day working in between stuffing the dryer, making the hot chocolate and taking food orders, but there still was something very festive about the day, which was special. In the evening we all devoured my heart-shaped cake with pink whipped cream and cut strawberries, which is a tradition. The only difference: This year there are no leftovers.
I actually am writing this note on Thursday as I head for College Tour: Phase One with my older son later today. Thanks to all of you who wrote me with your own college hunting experiences. I loved reading them. I responded to most and promise to get to the rest over the long weekend. You made me laugh and realize just how over-the-top this experience is. One author pal wrote last night that she thought "the whole search for the right school thing was the most stressful experience I've had as a parent." Oh, and I looked in the bookstore for some helpful titles, and saw shelf after shelf of them. Whoa, this really is its own cottage industry. Onward she said with trepidation...and we are not even up to the dreaded essays yet.
Lots of news this week on the site, including an interview and review of Robert Dugoni's latest DAMAGE CONTROL, his second novel. This is an author destined for huge success. Read him now so you can say you were reading him before he became a household name.

We have two new offers: one for Lisa Jackson's newest, ABSOLUTE FEAR, a Romantic Suspense Feature, and one for a One to Watch title, THE MERCY SELLER, Brenda Rickman Vantrease's follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut novel THE ILLUMINATOR. ABSOLUTE FEAR, which comes out March 27th, is classic Lisa Jackson --- scary and suspenseful romance. Her publisher was kind enough to offer up 25 advance reader copies so be sure to write to by March 2nd for your chance to preview and comment about the title.

Fans of sweeping epics and timeless romance will fall in love with THE MERCY SELLER, which comes out March 6th. To enter to win one of our 10 advance reader copies, send your name and mailing address to by February 23rd.

Speaking of our featured authors, a hearty congratulations is in order for featured Suspense/Thriller author Steve Berry, whose THE ALEXANDRIA LINK debuts on the New York Times bestseller list this week at number three, tied for two!!! We have advance reader comments for THE ALEXANDRIA LINK for you. Also, MOST LIKELY TO DIE hits the New York Times paperback bestseller list also at number three. Authors Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton and Wendy Corsi Staub answer reader questions this week. Congratulations to all these authors. 
Many of you, like us, have a long weekend coming up. The way I see it, this gives you more time to read and shop for books.

Reminder that next weekend I will be at the South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia, South Carolina. I never have been to this event, but am really looking forward to it. Of course, in my brain I will share that I am thinking South Carolina is in the South and thus maybe it's warmer than here, but I fear I am sadly mistaken on just HOW much warmer. If you are planning to attend, drop me a note. Have a great week.

Carol Fitzgerald (

List of titles reviewed and featured on February 16th.

List of titles reviewed and featured on February 9th. Talks to Robert Dugoni, Author of DAMAGE CONTROL

In this interview with's Joe Hartlaub, Robert Dugoni explains why his second novel, DAMAGE CONTROL, is much more personal and emotional than his debut work of fiction, THE JURY MASTER, and describes some of the strong women in his life upon whom his characters are based. He also discusses his interest in architecture and shares details about future books featuring protagonists David Sloane, Tom Molia and Dana Hill.

DAMAGE CONTROL by Robert Dugoni (Thriller)
With his New York Times bestselling debut novel, THE JURY MASTER, Robert Dugoni was compared to a young John Grisham. Now this brilliant storyteller returns with a thriller about a gifted attorney whose perfect world is torn apart by secrets and a crime only she can solve --- if she can stay alive. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

Click here to read our interview with Robert Dugoni and a review of DAMAGE CONTROL. Talks to Elizabeth Crook, Author of THE NIGHT JOURNAL

In this interview with's Bronwyn Miller, Elizabeth Crook --- author of THE RAVEN'S BRIDE and PROMISED LANDS --- recounts her experiences from a trip to New Mexico that inspired her most recent book, THE NIGHT JOURNAL, and describes how her own fears of loss and separation worked themselves into its plot. She also explains how her "lack of vision" works favorably when it comes to writing novels, and shares her most and least favorite aspects of the creative process.

THE NIGHT JOURNAL by Elizabeth Crook (Fiction)
Four generations of headstrong women in the American Southwest, each with their own secrets, discover that it's their shared past that ultimately binds them together. Told alternately between a modern-day story and journals from the late 19th century, THE NIGHT JOURNAL illuminates the true history of the women in the Bass family. Reviewed by Bronwyn Miller.

Click here to read our interview with Elizabeth Crook and a review of THE NIGHT JOURNAL.


New Featured Romantic Suspense Author: Lisa Jackson, Author of ABSOLUTE FEAR

Lisa Jackson, the New York Times bestselling author of FATAL BURN, SHIVER and MOST LIKELY TO DIE, is nothing if not prolific and we are thrilled to be adding her newest title to our Romantic Suspense Author feature. ABSOLUTE FEAR hits stores on March 27th and is a pulse-pounding new novel of madness, deceit and twisted revenge that will take readers into the heart of fear.

We have 25! advance reader copies of ABSOLUTE FEAR to give to readers who would like to comment about the book. Interested? Send your name and mailing address to by Friday, March 2nd.

For the past three months, Eve Renner has struggled to remember the night she was nearly killed and her lover was tried for murder. She remembers getting the anxious call from a friend from her past: "Meet me at the cabin. I've got evidence." She remembers seeing that friend lying in a pool of blood. And she remembers a horrifying glimpse of her lover Cole Dennis's face as a gunshot plunged her into darkness. Now, her memory and emotions scarred, Eve has returned to New Orleans to forget the past. But the past will not be forgotten. Eve's shattered memory has helped Cole walk on murder charges just as a new series of killings begins.

As forgotten memories begin to surface, bodies are found and each twist leads to another terrifying piece of the puzzle. Someone is watching, planning, luring her back to the ruins of Our Lady and the shocking truths hidden there --- someone who has been waiting for this moment to strike. He is deadlier than she could ever have imagined and closer than she knows. For the sins of the past must be revealed, the crimes brought to justice, and the price paid --- in blood.

Click here to read more about Lisa Jackson and ABSOLUTE FEAR.


New Featured One to Watch Author: Brenda Rickman Vantrease, Author of THE MERCY SELLER

We are thrilled to bring you Brenda Rickman Vantrease as our newest featured One to Watch author. Vantrease's first novel, THE ILLUMINATOR, established her as a master of evocative historical fiction. Her latest title, THE MERCY SELLER, hits stores on March 6th and is a sweeping and glorious tale, steeped in history, romance and mystery.

We have 10 copies of THE MERCY SELLER to give away to readers who are interested in reading and sending us their comments about the book. Interested? Send your name and mailing address to by February 23rd.

In the fifteenth century, with religious intolerance spreading like wildfire across Europe, English-born Anna Bookman and her grandfather, Finn, earn a living in Prague by illuminating precious books, including forbidden translations of the Bible. Finn subscribes to the heresy that people ought to be able to read the Word of God for themselves, without having to pay a priest for the privilege, but holding that belief is becoming more and more hazardous. When the authorities start burning books and slaughtering heretics --- including the man Anna was to marry --- Finn urges her to seek sanctuary in England, but her passage abroad will be anything but easy.

In London, Friar Gabriel dutifully obeys church doctrine by granting pardons . . . for a small fee. But then he is sent undercover on a spying mission to France, where Anna has set up a temporary stall as a bookseller. Anna has no way of knowing that the wealthy young merchant frequenting her stall is actually a priest --- just as Gabriel does not know he has met the woman who will cause him to doubt his vows.

As Anna continues her journey to England, where the movement to stamp out heresy is growing ever fiercer, Brenda Rickman Vantrease brings us a richly imagined and immensely rewarding novel of love, faith, and dangerous secrets.

Click here to read more about Brenda Rickman Vantrease and THE MERCY SELLER.

Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Michele Martinez, Author of COVER-UP

We are thrilled to be spotlighting Michele Martinez as one of our featured Suspense/Thriller authors. The bestselling author of MOST WANTED and THE FINISHING SCHOOL, Michele Martinez is an expert at weaving chilling tales of murder, corruption and scandal. Her latest, COVER-UP --- hitting stores March 13th --- is Martinez at her best.

-Click here to see our advance copy winners.
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-Click here to read critical praise for COVER-UP.

More about COVER-UP:
Television reporter Suzanne Shepard was a ruthless celebrity scandalmonger with a roster of high-profile enemies. But which one left her mutilated, lifeless body in the dark recesses of New York's Central Park? Federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas needs to find out.

Was it the sinister Park Avenue plastic surgeon with a secret past? Or the trendy personal trainer selling recreational drugs to his rich clients? Or the ambitious city power broker who also happens to be the father of one of Melanie's best friends? Sifting through the scandals that fueled the dead reporter's career is what keeps Melanie from obsessing about her own intense affair with sexy FBI agent Dan O'Reilly.

But there's more at risk than Melanie's heart. She's been receiving chilling e-mails from an anonymous "admirer" who knows way too much about the murder --- and about Melanie's every move. If Melanie doesn't find the killer soon, it will be her own death that makes headlines.

Click here to read more about Michele Martinez and COVER-UP.

New Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: David Morrell, Author of SCAVENGER

Our newest featured Suspense/Thriller author is David Morrell, whose innovative and award-winning CREEPERS was a hit with critics and readers alike. Morrell's follow-up to CREEPERS is SCAVENGER, coming out March 12th, and it is destined to thrill Morrell fans and garner him new ones as well.

We have 20 advance copies of SCAVENGER to share with readers who would like to read the book and comment on it. Interested? Then send your name and mailing address to by Friday, February 23rd.

More about SCAVENGER:
David Morrell's CREEPERS was a publishing event in 2005, a powerful, edgy, dark thriller by a master of the genre. A New York Times best-seller, it won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award and earned numerous critical raves. SCAVENGER, Morrell's latest novel, takes us in a harrowing new direction: a desperate high-tech scavenger hunt for a 100-year-old time capsule. Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of CREEPERS, now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason.

SCAVENGER is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game's clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger. Morrell's trademark action sequences are embedded with fascinating historical clues that make SCAVENGER a thrill-a-minute page-turner as well as a mesmerizing literary experience.

Click here to read more about David Morrell and SCAVENGER.


Featured Debut Suspense/Thriller Author: Tim Maleeny, Author of STEALING THE DRAGON

We are thrilled to introduce you to Tim Maleeny, our newest featured Debut Suspense/Thriller author. Tim's first dark and compelling page-turner is STEALING THE DRAGON, which hits shelves March 1st. Called "Tough, original, compelling - a perfect thriller debut" by Lee Child, STEALING THE DRAGON is bound to put Tim Maleeny's name on the map.

-Click here to see our signed copy winners.
-Click here to read an excerpt from STEALING THE DRAGON.
-Click here to read critical praise for STEALING THE DRAGON.

A container ship smuggling Chinese refugees runs aground on Alcatraz, its crew murdered with deadly precision. While the police and FBI search for clues, private investigator Cape Weathers suspects his partner Sally might be involved. But she's gone missing, and when Cape starts asking questions about her past, someone puts a dead body in his trunk and a price on his head. From the back alleys of San Francisco to the secret societies of Hong Kong's criminal underworld, Cape soon discovers that sometimes the only justice is revenge.

Click here to read more about Tim Maleeny and STEALING THE DRAGON.


Featured One to Watch Author: Karen Harter, Author of AUTUMN BLUE

Karen Harter, whose lyrical prose and compelling characters where showcased in her debut novel WHERE MERCY FLOWS, is one of our featured One to Watch authors. AUTUMN BLUE is Karen's newest title --- a finely-observed tale of family and community that is coming out in paperback on March 1st.

-Click here to read a new excerpt from AUTUMN BLUE.
-Click here to see our advance copy winners.

More about AUTUMN BLUE:
Sidney Walker is doing her best at raising her three children alone. But lately her sweet teenage son, Ty, has become broodingly angry. When the deputy sheriff arrests Ty and later invades their home with a search warrant connected with another local crime, Sidney is overwhelmed. As much as she wants to believe her son is innocent, the evidence is too strong to ignore.

As autumn rolls across the landscape, Sidney fights to save her son from himself and give him renewed hope. Though her options seem to grow more limited, Sidney finds she is not as alone as she thinks, and the solution just may be in the most unlikely of people.

Karen Harter grew up in Seattle, Washington. From her parents, she learned early to appreciate the beauties and intricacies of family, nature and God which are prevalent themes in her writing. With her family of six she spent countless hours exploring, camping and fishing, often singing together around campfires or as they drove in the car.

Click here to read more about Karen Harter and AUTUMN BLUE. --- A Site for Christian Readers is a community for Christian readers with reviews of Christian Fiction and Christian Life titles, as well as discussion guides, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter and more. A special feature on the site is the Faithful Fifteen, in which authors answer a series of questions about writing and faith.

This month on we are featuring the following reviews in our Faithful Fiction review section.

QUAKER SUMMER by Lisa Samson (Fiction)
Lisa Samson's best novel to date is QUAKER SUMMER, which examines the emptiness of what most women consider successful, the gut-wrenching possibilities of change, the need for undeserved grace and the importance of finding purpose outside themselves. Reviewed by Cindy Crosby.

EVER AFTER by Karen Kingsbury (Fiction)
In this moving sequel to EVEN NOW, Emily Anderson falls deeply in love with a young Army reservist who is about to serve in Iraq. At the same time, Emily's parents seem on the verge of losing all they had gained. Will heartbreaking tragedy be the turning point for all of them? Reviewed by Bethanne Kelly Patrick.

RECLAIMING NICK: Noble Legacy #1 by Susan May Warren (Romance)
Nick Noble hadn't planned on being the prodigal son. But when his father dies and leaves half of Silver Buckle --- the Noble family ranch --- to Nick's former best friend, he must return home to face his mistakes and guarantee that the Silver Buckle stays in the Noble family. Reviewed by Cindy Crosby.

SUMMER OF LIGHT by W. Dale Cramer (Fiction)
W. Dale Cramer's fourth book introduces readers to Mick Brannigan, a thirty-something construction worker. After a bizarre accident, circumstances beyond his control force him out of his role as a respected tradesman. He reluctantly becomes a stay-at-home dad while his wife returns to a law firm. Reviewed by Marcia Ford.

IN SEARCH OF EDEN by Linda Nichols (Fiction)
Miranda Isabella DeSpain regrets giving up her baby for adoption under pressure from her tyrannical mother. She drifts from town to town, never willing to commit to anything for long and always wondering what could have been. When she begins a search for her child in earnest, she ends up in Abingdon, Virginia, where romance sparks between her and a local policeman. Reviewed by Cindy Crosby.

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Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble
Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk
Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
I Love Claire by Tracey Bateman
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik
Lipshitz 6 by T. Cooper
Literacy and Longing in LA by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave
Patriot Hearts by Barbara Hambly
Petropolis by Anya Ulinich
Red River by Lalita Tademy
The Ruins of California by Martha Sherrill
Rasputin's Daughter by Robert Alexander
Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews
Send Me by Patrick Ryan
The Sisters Mortland by Sally Beauman
The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis
Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald
Wedgewood Grey by John Aubrey Anderson
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
The Why Cafe by John P. Strelecky

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This Week's Reviews and Features

HIGH PROFILE: A Jesse Stone Novel by Robert B. Parker (Mystery)
When a controversial talk show host is found hanging from a tree in Paradise, Massachusetts, Police Chief Jesse Stone is presented with another high-profile murder case. This time, however, the case will strike a little too close to home for Stone, in this sixth Jesse Stone novel written by bestselling author Robert B. Parker. Reviewed by Tom Callahan.

-Click here to read an excerpt from HIGH PROFILE.

A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Memoir)
In A LONG WAY GONE, Ishmael Beah tells a riveting story: how at the age of 12, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By 13, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah --- at heart a gentle boy --- found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.

-Click here to read an excerpt from A LONG WAY GONE.

FIELD OF FIRE by James O. Born (Thriller)
Since returning from Bosnia, ATF agent Alex "Rocket" Duarte has been slowly reacclimating to life in South Florida. But when a gunrunner's car explodes, Duarte's life kicks into high gear in a high-profile hunt for what appears to be a serial bomber. Duarte crisscrosses the country hoping to anticipate the culprit's next move, but as he peels away the layers of deception, the lines between friends and enemies begin to blur. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

-Click here to read an excerpt from FIELD OF FIRE.

PAST PERFECT by Susan Isaacs (Fiction)
From the New York Times bestselling author of ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT, COMPROMISING POSITIONS and SHINING THROUGH comes an entertaining, well-written and adventurous novel about a woman ousted from the CIA who, years later, finds herself back in the game. Reviewed by Marge Fletcher.

LOST CITY RADIO by Daniel Alarcón (Fiction)
In this powerful first novel, Daniel Alarcón weaves a gripping tale of a country haunted by the aftermath of a bloody and protracted civil war. Through the stories of both victims and survivors of the conflict, he paints an indelible portrait of the cost of senseless violence. Reviewed by Harvey Freedenberg.

THE ECHELON VENDETTA by David Stone (Thriller)
Members of a covert group start dying, and agent Micah Dalton wants to find out why. But he faces resistance --- from inside and outside his agency. Was this the result of a cover-up, or a personal vendetta? This international spy thriller, which traverses from Venice to London to Washington, D.C., is fraught with spine-tingling chases, scary near misses and several nasty deaths. Reviewed by Kate Ayers.

PATRIOT HEARTS: A Novel of the Founding Mothers by Barbara Hambly (Historical Fiction)
Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison and Sally Hemings wielded their power and influence to shape America's future as they sacrificed everything for the men they loved. This excellent work of historical fiction brings the passions and politics of early America to mesmerizing life through its portraits of these four complex and compelling women. Reviewed by Judy Gigstad.

-Click here to read our Reading Group Guide for PATRIOT HEARTS.

THE LITTLE BOOK OF PLAGIARISM by Richard A. Posner (Current Affairs)
Richard A. Posner, a judge on the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, has written a stylish and insightful study of intellectual cheating and stealing, which comes in many forms and has afflicted some of the world's greatest writers and artists. Reviewed by Stuart Shiffman.

LUCKY AT CARDS by Lawrence Block (Thriller)
On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action --- but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill's latest mark. Together they hatch what they think is an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

THE NIGHT STALKERS by Michael Durant and Steven Hartov (Military History)
From the authors of the bestselling IN THE COMPANY OF HEROES comes the thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit, the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world. Michael Durant and Steven Hartov shed fascinating light on these mysterious super commandos and take readers into a world they have only imagined. Reviewed by Curtis Edmonds.

12: THE ELEMENTS OF GREAT MANAGING by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter, Ph.D. (Business Management)
Written for managers and employees of companies large and small, 12: THE ELEMENTS OF GREAT MANAGING --- the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 runaway bestseller FIRST, BREAK ALL THE RULES --- explains what every company needs to know about creating and sustaining employee engagement. Reviewed by Marge Fletcher.

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