Friday, May 28, 2010

CFBA: Broken by Travis Thrasher

Song Stuck on the Brain: I Will Remember You by Amy Grant

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

FaithWords (May 25, 2010)


Travis Thrasher


Horror, or supernatural suspense is not particularly a genre I enjoy. I will say that Travis is a very talented writer and for those who are fans of this genre, you will probably be very impressed. It was easy to find myself spooked or jumpy while reading.

The story was a genuine look at the broken part in all of us and the lengths we go to in order to hide that brokeness and sin. Our search for freedom and salvation and where we find it - every part of that journey is there for the reader to identify with.

Although I might not choose to pick up every new book in this genre, I will say that I enjoyed Travis' story and writing style. I leave it to you as a reader to decide how much you enjoy the story. I'd love to hear your comments on it, so let me know what you think.


Laila had it all--love, family, wealth, and faith. But when her faith crumbles, her world falls apart and Laila finds herself living an empty, dangerous life as a call girl in Chicago.

When she is threatened, Laila shoots and kills a client in self-defense, sending herself into a spiral of guilt and emptiness. Six months later, she is trying to move on, but she's haunted by the past. She hasn't told anyone about the man she killed, and she's still estranged from her family.

When she is approached by a stranger who says he knows what she did, Laila has no choice but to run. But the stranger stays close behind, and Laila begins having visions of the man she killed. Little does she know she's being hounded by something not of this world, something that knows her deepest, darkest secret.

Scared and wandering, will Laila regain her trust in God to protect her from these demons? Or will her plea for salvation come too late?

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


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.

Stop by and visit Travis at his Blog where you can sign up to follow him on Facebook and Twitter!

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