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Riven by Jerry B. Jenkins available for free - limited time only!


March 21, 2011—New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins, best known for the Left Behind Series, refers to his 2008 novel Riven as “my life’s work.” Unlike any of his other 175 books, Riven is the dramatic story of a career criminal and a washed up pastor who cross paths on death row. Tyndale House Publishers is making Riven available as a free ebook download on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com until March 31.

With its title taken from the original lyrics of the old hymn “Rock of Ages,” Riven portrays the lives of Brady Darby, a no-account criminal under a death sentence and Thomas Carey, a weary man of God working as a prison chaplain, and how death, guilt and despair are unfathomably trumped by rebirth, forgiveness and hope.

Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship says about Riven, “Thoroughly moving, Riven leaves an indelible impression on the reader. Its characters and message stay with you long after the final chapter. For me, it is also a deeply personal reminder of why God called me to prison ministry so many years ago.”

“We felt Riven is a special book and we wanted to bring it to readers attention again through this free special offer,” say Cheryl Kerwin, Tyndale senior marketing manager.

Tyndale’s Senior Vice President and Publisher Ron Beers calls Jenkins one of the most entertaining novelists of our day. “This book is special for two reasons,” he says. “Its message of grace is powerful and profound—this is the kind of book that you will want to pass on to others. Also, this is the book Jerry says he waited 20 years to write. His passion for this book clearly shines through in every page.”


Jerry B. Jenkins is the leading evangelical novelist. He has authored more than 170 books, including more than 20 New York Times bestsellers. His Left Behind Series, co-authored with Tim LaHaye, sold more than 65 million copies with seven titles ranking #1 on the bestseller lists for The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Christian Booksellers Association.

To download a free copy of Riven until March 31, go to amazon.com’s Kindle store or barnesandnoble.com’s Nookbook page. For more information, visit www.tyndale.com.


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Candace Calvert signs new 3 book contract with Tyndale House

In a recent blog post, Candace gave more details:

The series is a 3-book medical drama series for her current publisher, Tyndale House.

Candace says, "Though similar to the Mercy Hospital series in elements (medical scenarios, action, romance, faith issues), this new series will not be connected--with the exception of a "spin off" heroine, nurse-chaplain Riley Hale from Code Triage.

"All three books will be set in Texas locations. Beginning with San Antonio.

"I'll be completing the first book (tentative title Trauma Plan) on or before July 1st. And (since it takes about the same time to publish a book as it takes to have a baby) that should mean a spring 2012 release date."

Congratulations, Candace!

Read our interview with Candace.

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Vicki Hinze Just Desserts Contest - Win $100 gift certificate!

Vicki Hinze, under the sponsorship of The Book Club Network, is seeking the best dessert recipe to celebrate her latest release Deadly Ties (Multnomah, Feb. 8). The winner will receive a free copy of the book along with a $100 gift certificate to a high-end cooking supply store.

The “Just Desserts” contest is free and open to anyone. Dessert recipes, sweet or sugar-free, should be sent to Fred@thebookclubnetwork.com by Feb. 11. A reading group in the TBC network will have a cook off of the top three recipes to pick the winner.

Hinze takes on the global issue of human trafficking in Deadly Ties. Main character Lisa Harper is looking for her mother with security expert Mark Taylor, who’s loved her from afar, when Lisa is abducted and becomes one of several young women being trafficked to Mexico. This is the second in a series about the Crossroads Crisis Center, featured in Hinze’s Forget Me Not. Fans of Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson and Iris Johansen will enjoy this gripping romantic thriller where both characters and readers learn that when everything else fails, faith stands fast.

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Marcher Lord Press acquires Oxygen series

Marcher Lord Press has acquired the print rights to republish Oxygen and The Fifth Man by recognized Christian sci-fi authors Randall Ingermanson and John Olson!

Both are professional science fiction, and are well known for this pair of books about a manned mission to Mars -- especially since Oxygen netted a Christy Award.

"Randy is a brilliant online marketer," says MLP Publisher and founder Jeff Gerke. His "snowflake method" software for creating plots for novels along with his Fiction 101 and Fiction 201 e-courses have been very successful. You can check him out at AdvancedFictionWriting.com.

John's other works include Fossil Hunter, and Shade, the latter of which is a Christian vampire novel. The continuation of Shade, called Powers, was released last year. Jeff says that John is an excellent programmer and, "For the last several years he has run a continuing role-playing game out of his house for the neighborhood kids."

John's website is www.litany.com.

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Jill Williamson unveils book cover for From Darkness Won

Coming in April 2011 from Marcher Lord Press is the third novel in Jill Williamson's Blood of Kings trilogy.

No word yet on the summary, but you can read our reviews of the first two books to find out their style.

By Darkness Hid review
To Darkness Fled review

You can also read an excerpt of the first book here.

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