Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CFBA: Judgement Day by Wanda Dyson

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This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

Judgment Day
WaterBrook Press (September 21, 2010)


Wanda Dyson


Wanda Dyson has a way with words, especially when it comes to portraying action and suspense. They're like paper bullets that punch through the story leaving you rattled and waiting for the next big scene. She's taken Batman's POW, WHAM, SMASH... and made it better. I've always enjoyed Wanda's novels, but I found this one held a different spin for me.

Starting the story, I was sure the heroine/lead character would be Suzanne. Only Suzanne was irritating. How was that going to work? Enter Marcus and Alex. PI's that seemed to hover slightly in the background until -wham! Suddenly it all falls into place. NO one likes Suzanne. But that's okay, because we get a chance to see her grow and change. Marcus and Alex share the spotlight, but how many times do we as the reader get to grow with character and learn to grow from distaste to like? That was a switch up for me. I think that takes talented writing. The plot was just as twisty and pulled me right along for a fast ride. Great book. If you haven't read any of her other novels, be sure to check them out. I especially enjoyed Abduction.

On a more personal note, I met Wanda at a Colorado Christian Writers Conference several years ago and found her to be just as great in person. Very helpful and devoted to helping new writer's. That is such a blessing.


Sensational journalism has never been so deadly.

The weekly cable news show Judgment Day with Suzanne Kidwell promises to expose businessmen, religious leaders, and politicians for the lies they tell. Suzanne positions herself as a champion of ethics and morality with a backbone of steel—until a revelation of her shoddy investigation tactics and creative fact embellishing put her in hot water with her employers, putting her credibility in question and threatening her professional ambitions.

Bitter and angry, Suzanne returns home one day to find her deceased boyfriend, Dr. Guy Mandeville’s nurse, Cecelia Forbes unconscious on her living room floor. Before the night is over, Cecelia is dead, Suzanne has her blood on her hands, and the police are arresting her for murder. She needs help to prove her innocence, but her only hope, private investigator Marcus Crisp, is also her ex-fiancé–the man she betrayed in college.

Marcus and his partner Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne reluctantly agree to take the case, but they won’t cut Suzanne any slack. Exposing her lack of ethics and the lives she’s destroyed in her fight for ratings does little to make them think Suzanne is innocent. But as Marcus digs into the mire of secrets surrounding her enemies, he unveils an alliance well-worth killing for. Now all he has to do is keep Suzanne and Alex alive long enough to prove it.

Watch the book trailer:

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Judgment Day, go HERE.
You can also visit the publisher HERE.


Wanda Dyson – "a shining example of what Christian fiction is becoming..." (Christian Fiction Review). She's been called a "natural" and a "master of pacing," but her fans know that whether it's police thrillers, suspense, or bringing a true story to life, Wanda knows how to take her readers on a journey they'll never forget.

Wanda is a multipublished suspense author, currently writing for Random House/Waterbrook. Her one attempt at a nonfiction book was picked for an exclusive release on Oprah. In addition to writing full time, she is also the appointment coordinator for the CCWC, Great Philadelphia Christian Writers, and ACFW conferences.

Wanda lives in Western Maryland on a 125 acre farm with a menagerie of animals and when she's not writing critically acclaimed suspense, or away at conferences, you can find her zipping across the fields on a 4-wheeler with Maya, her German Shepherd, or plodding along at a more leisurely pace on her horse, Nanza.

With the release of her newest hit, Judgment Day, Wanda is heading back to the keyboard to start on her next high-octane thriller, The Vigilante.

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