Friday, November 15, 2013

Kregel: Peril by Jordyn Redwood

Song Stuck on the Brain: F.U.N. from Sponge Bob. My nephew was here last night and we watched the video. He danced and I sang it for the next 24 hours. :)

Today I'm touring on behalf of Kregel:

Bloodline Trilogy #3


Jordyn Redwood brings the best of psychological, medical, murder mystery and suspense together in on explosive story that also weaves in faith and true love effortlessly. Her books have been brilliant.

Peril is the third book in the Bloodline Trilogy, and I have to say, I hope it's not the last. The opening scene was enough to have me holding my breath and getting chills. Imagine just what the rest of the book does. It's an electrifying roller coaster ride. ( probably the only rollercoaster I'll willingly ride. ) :)

Be sure to read more about the first two books in the series: Proof and Poison


Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.

An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are remarkable . . . until the recipients begin suffering hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and death. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders want him to stop the search.
The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves’s daughter, is taken hostage by three research subjects in an attempt to force Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they are sick. If answers aren’t revealed within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.

This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and ethical dilemmas torn directly out of today’s headlines. When does life begin? How far does commitment to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven?


 Jordyn Redwood has served patients and their families for nearly 20 years and currently works as a pediatric ER nurse. As a self professed medical nerd and trauma junkie, she was drawn to the controlled chaotic environments of critical care and emergency nursing. Her love of teaching developed early and she was among the youngest CPR instructors for the American Red Cross at the age of seventeen. Since then, she has continued to teach advanced resuscitation classes to participants ranging from first responders to MD’s.

When she discovered she also had a fondness for answering medical questions for authors, this led to the creation of Redwood’s Medical Edge. This blog is devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction.

Jordyn lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters and one crazy hound dog. In her spare time she also enjoys reading her favorite authors, quilting and cross stitching.

Jordyn loves to hear from her readers and you can contact her at

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CSFF: The Shadow Lamp by Stephen R. Lawhead

Song Stuck on the Brain: Roar by Katy Perry

Today, on behalf of the CSFF, I'm touring:

Bright Empires, Quest the 4th


Book 4 is here and the quest is nearly done, just one more book after this... I love me some Stephen Lawhead, so I'm both thrilled and a little sad.

Stephen Lawhead's writing is phenomenal and his Bright Empire series might just be the most complex and advanced of any of his work. It's a mixture of suspense, science, history and faith with a heavy dose of What if?

The plot is definitely complex with a heavy rotating cast of lead characters, but don't let that scare you off. Just be sure you start with the first book in the series. After that, I doubt you'll be able to put them down. The quantum physics and theories presented are intriguing, and whether I agree with the theories or not they are a blast to read about.

There were moments when there were enough different story lines going at once, that I began to wonder where it was going, but that is common with a series when it's the next to last book. It's setting up the big finish. It didn't make the book any less interesting. I'm very excited to know that the final story will be coming soon. So be sure to read up on the series and get ready for quests final answers.

To read more about the series, check out my previous reviews for the first three books: The Skin Map, The Bone House, The Spirit Well.

The quest for answers—and ultimate survival—hinges on finding the cosmic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well.
The search for the map of blue symbols began in a rainy alley in London but has since expanded through space and time and includes more seekers.
Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have gathered in Mina’s 16th-century coffee house and are united in their determination to find a path back to the Spirit Well. Yet, with their shadow lamps destroyed and key pieces of the map still missing, the journey will be far more difficult than they imagine. And when one of their own disappears with Sir Henry’s cryptic Green Book, they no longer know who to trust.
At the same time, the Zetetic Society has uncovered a terrifying secret which, if proven, will rock the very foundations of Creation. The quest for answers is no longer limited to recovering an unknown treasure. The fate of the universe depends on unraveling the riddle of the Skin Map.


Stephen Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA. His early life was lived in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological seminary for two years.

His first professional writing was done at Campus Life magazine in Chicago, where he was an editor and staff writer. During his five years at Campus Life he wrote hundreds of articles and several non-fiction books.

After a brief and unsuccessful foray into the music business—as president of his own record company—he launched his free-lance career in 1981. In the Hall of the Dragon King was his first novel.

In 1986 the Lawhead family moved to Britain so that Stephen could conduct research for the PENDRAGON CYCLE books. They settled there permanently in 1990, with some years spent living in Austria and a sabbatical in the United States.

In addition to his twenty-four novels, he has written nine children's books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross. He is married to Alice Slaikeu Lawhead, with whom he has collaborated on books and articles. They make their home in Oxford, England.

Stephen's non-fiction, fiction and children's titles have variously been published in twenty-four foreign languages. He has won numerous industry awards, and in 2003 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Nebraska.

His middle name is ‘Ray’.

Visit Stephen's Facebook page
Check out the other tour members below:
Julie Bihn
Red Bissell
Thomas Clayton Booher
Thomas Fletcher Booher
Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
Karri Compton
Theresa Dunlap
Timothy Hicks
Christopher Hopper
Becky Jesse
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Rebekah Loper
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirriam Neal
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Rachel Wyant
Phyllis Wheeler
Deborah Wilson

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Where U @? by KC Sprayberry

Today I'm touring good friend and fellow writer, KC Sprayberry's latest release. ANOTHER one, you ask? You betcha. She's crazy good like that. :) If you've read any of her previous books, then you know what I'm talking about. You don't want to miss this one.


Trea Jones has always known the bitterness of bigotry and abject poverty. Her half-Cherokee daddy disappeared thirteen years ago on the pretense of getting milk. Mama has done nothing but mourn his loss, and she blames Trea for that. Now that she's starting her senior year of high school, Trea hopes for something better, but she doesn't hold out much hope.
Until …
She loosens up on some of her rules. Her guy, Dave, proves to her that she is worthy of everything the others have. The last day of classes prior to the winter break, she's ready to share some stupendous news with Dave, but tragedy intervenes when her daddy texts while driving a bus. Trea is left wondering if she can ever be free of a curse that heaps a lot of bad luck on her whenever good things happen to her.


Where U @
The text is from my guy, Dave Woods. It's a code, a way for him to help me feel better about everything. Mostly, it's his way of showing me that he cares.
Kitchen. I roll my eyes. Cleaning.
Want to come do mine?
His return text sends me into a fit of giggles. That's something only he can accomplish.
More code, and this one sends fear shivers up and down my spine. I am in no way ready for school, but I'll have to go tomorrow, no matter what.
I text him back, slide my phone into a pocket, and open the door to a floor to ceiling pantry. To put away the last of the dishes, I have to step into a room that is narrower than a shoebox.
The same reaction overtakes me that I experience every single night, as soon as my foot moves through the doorway. Cold sweat rolls down my back. I can't catch my breath, and the walls feel like they're squeezing the life out of me.
KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later through an interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school.
Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories. She has four books that are Amazon best sellers: Softly Say Goodbye, Who Am I?, Mama's Advice, and Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates. Her other novels available are: Take Chances, The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, Secret From The Flames, and Canoples Investigations Versus Spacers Rule.
Like all teens, Trea has her favorite songs. Here are just a few she uses to get through the day!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

We have a date!

Charge your e-readers, set the alert on your phone and let the countdown begin! Dysfunction Junction has a release date. YAY! Mark your calenders for December 6, 2013!

Get a sneak peak now on MuseitUp's website. It will also be available through other sellers as well, like and


If you live in the Kansas City Metro area, join me next Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Living Hope Restoration, 2425 1/2 S Crysler, Independence, MO 64050.

I'm taking part in the Center Place Craft Fair and Business Expo. Stop by my booth for FREE autographed book covers and a chance to find out the latest on Dysfunction Junction. I'll also have my first book, Missing Pieces available, as well as copies of our original songs. I'd love to meet you, and be sure to bring a friend. There will be a lot to check out at this fair. See you there! :)