Monday, March 19, 2007

CSFF: Double Vision by Randall Ingermanson

Song Stuck on the Brain: Tonight I Wanna Cry by Keith Urban. No, I don't feel like crying. It's just stuck on the brain. I love the song though. It's so emotional and raw.

Today the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour is featuring Double Vision by Randall Ingermanson.

About the Book:

Dillon Richard is a brilliant and meticulous engineer, respected by his co-workers at CypherQuanta, but he has never had a woman interested in him before. Now he's got two, and they're giving him double vision . . .

Rachel Meyers is a quirky, erratic biophysicist who has just developed a quantum computer that will change the world. If Rachel and Dillon can bring it to market, CypherQuanta will be worth billions. But someone is determined to steal the secret . . . and create a rift between Rachel and Dillon.

Keryn Wills is a mystery novelist and part-time chief financial officer at CypherQuanta. She desperately needs to keep Rachel and Dillon working together to finish the project, but she desperately doesn't want them to be friends. Now Keryn finds herself on the run, like a character in one of her own novels, as somebody begins tightening a noose around her and Rachel and Dillon. Somehow, she needs to unravel this mystery -- before it unravels her.

Three secrets. Two women. One man. No time.

Endorsements:


"This two-time Christy Award-winning author of Oxygen and The Fifth Man returns with a fascinating techno-thriller about the battle to keep a next-generation computer out of the wrong hands." - T. Davis Bunn

"I can't rave enough about Double Vision, Randall Ingermanson's new novel. I don't know when I've read a novel so impossible to put down. Suspenseful action played out with larger-than-life characters makes Double Vision truly unforgettable. I predict it will be a book everyone talks about and no one wants to miss experiencing." - Colleen Coble

About the Author:

Randall Ingermanson has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California and has written both fiction and nonfiction books. He lives with his family in San Diego, California. This two-time Christy Award-winning author of Oxygen and The Fifth Man returns with a fascinating techno-thriller about the battle to keep a next-generation computer out of the wrong hands.

Mr. Ingermanson is also known as 'The Snowflake Guy'. Learn more about his classes and writing tips through his website http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/. Be sure to sign up for his FREE monthly newsletter while you're there. It's priceless.

My Take:

I've got a new favorite author. I LOVED this book. It's kind of soft on SciFi, I might classify it more as a techno thriller with a little romance and humor thrown in for good measure, but however you classify it, do read it. Randy has an incredible talent. The techno parts were interesting and compelling and not the least bit dry. The characters are well rounded and fun.

Plus, Randy pulled a little M. Night Shamylan and had a cameo in the book. It's in no way intrusive, but if you read the dedication in the front of the book, it's hard to miss it when he shows up. Loved that little addition, it was like finding an easter egg in a DVD when you didn't expect one. I was so excited by this book, that I went and bought the rest of his books and plan to read them all soon.


Contest:

Don't forget to enter the drawing to win an autographed copy of Double Vision.

Somehow I became the most fortunate person in the state of Missouri, I received 2 personally autographed copies of this book. And since I know that Randy wouldn't want me to horde his fabulous book, I'm offering one of these copies in a drawing.

So if your name is April, or you know someone named April, or you just wish your name was April - be sure to click the book cover at the top of the side bar and email your entry.

The contest is open to US and Canadian residents only and ends Midnight, Sunday March 25th.


Good Luck!

A.

Visit the other blog tour members on their blogs:

Nissa Annakindt
Wayne Thomas Batson
Jim Black
Grace Bridges
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Tessa Edwards
Kameron M. Franklin
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Leathel Grody
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Sharon Hinck
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
Kait
Karen
Tina Kulesa
Kevin Lucia and The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nicole
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Robin Parrish
Rachelle
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Daniel I. Weaver

3 comments:

Becky said...

April, wonderful review. Nothing says more about a book than "I have a new favorite author" and "I bought the rest of his books." I'm so glad the tour introduced you to his writing.

May there be more of his books on the shelves soon.

Becky

April Erwin said...

Amen, Becky! I couldn't agree more. I'm anxiously awaiting more books from Randy. I only regret waiting so long to read his work!

Sharon Hinck said...

Hi, April!
Thanks for commenting at my blog.
What a great, thorough post you've done here! Yeah!
Since I have my own precious copy of Double Vision, I don't need to be entered in the drawing, but I hope you gets lots of eager people entering!!!!