Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Isolation review and GIVEAWAY!!!

This giveaway is now CLOSED! Our first winner did not respond so congratulations to our new winner- Kerrie from A (Somewhat) Normal Life.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


FaithWords (September 12, 2008)


Travis Thrasher


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.





. . . Alone

When a missionary family moves into a secluded mansion in the mountains of North Carolina, they think they are escaping their nightmares. But when a snowstorm hits and they are trapped inside their new home, their worst fears become reality. As they fight to stay alive, they will be tested in ways they never imagined. Can their love for one another and their faith in God save them from the dangers lurking here?

A masterfully written story that will grip you from its mysterious beginning to its chilling end.

From Publishers Weekly:

"In this dark chiller, Thrasher (Sky Blue; The Promise Remains) demonstrates a considerable talent for the horror genre. Like Stephen King, Thrasher pits flawed but likable characters against evil forces that at first seem escapable but gradually take on a terrifying ubiquity.

The Miller family has recently returned to suburban Chicago after a harrowing experience on the mission field. Hoping to get away from the busyness of suburban living, they travel to the mountains of North Carolina for an extended stay in an enormous, remote lodge where husband and father Jim plans to write a book while trying to reconnect with his family.

When a snowstorm isolates them further and spiritual attacks make them feel they are losing their minds, both Jim and his wife, Stephanie, begin to wonder if God can rescue them and their two young children. Aside from sharing too many plot points with The Shining, this novel hits very few false notes and should appeal to fans of Christian fiction, the horror genre and all who enjoy well-crafted and suspenseful stories."

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

My Review

Wow... this is definitely an intense book! I definitely couldn't read it right before bed because it gave me nightmares! I think it was a well written, edge-of-your-seat type book that thrill-seekers will love.


I have one copy of Isolation (that I have read but is still in excellent condition) to give away. Just leave me a comment here and I will choose a random winner on September 30. If you would like an extra entry mention this (or one of my other book giveaways) on your blog and leave me another comment with the link. This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere!


cpullum said...

I would love to read the book! I do read before I go to bed so hope the nightmares don't come! Ha!!

Anonymous said...

I love suspenseful thrillers! This sounds like a goodie.

Little Missus Sunshine said...

This sounds exciting! Thanks for all the great giveaways.

jenna said...

Wow...Sounds intense! I'd love a chance to win!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Alyce said...

I would love to win this book! I've been hearing great things about it.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

mommyjen99 said...

Sounds scary, I love books like this.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Just dropping in to let you know I mentioned this over at Win a Book, Tara. No need to enter me.

Anna said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks!

--Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

avalonne83 said...

Sounds great! I'd really love to read this book!

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

ashley said...

would love a chance to check this book out! thanks for the giveaway.

ashley said...

would love a chance to check this book out! thanks for the giveaway.

A Real Librarian said...

Oh, this book sounds so suspenseful!! I can't wait to read it! thanks for the chance to win!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

please enter me. this looks like a great and interesting book.


lauren51990 at aol dot com

gwendolyn said...

I don't mind a nightmare or two -- it's kind of like my own private movie! Bring 'em on! Seriously, I've been hearing about this book and am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win it.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

hermeslyre said...

Sounds interesting. Give me a shot? Thank you!

Mekhismom said...

This looks like a great book. I live thrillers.

windycindy said...

Hello! My husband and I both enjoy reading a good edge of your seat book! Fall is here and I love to nestle by our fireplace and read a thriller. Please enter my name in your fantastic drawing! Many thanks, Cindi

Amanda said...

I'm always looking for new Christian Authors. I love suspense, so would love to read this book.

Natasha said...

Sounds like a page turner...If I win I'll have to remember not to read it just before I turn in though, I hate nightmares!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

lisa said...

This looks like a good one...though I wonder how I can ever again enjoy any science fiction after reading Tolkiens Lord of the Rings...?

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

back again...just wanted to say that i have finally blogged about this:


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good suspenceful read. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks. =)
Carmen T

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

Pamela Plumley said...

Sure, I'd love to win this! I love Christian fiction and need more books as most of mine are packed in my folk's garage 4 hours from here!
Thanks for doing this-will post this give-away on my blog also.

Pamela Plumley said...

OK-I blogged about it. It's at:
Thanks for the great opportunity!

Dayna said...

I am an avid reader and books should be passed on!

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I so want to read this book. It looks great!!!

Giada said...

Hi! I'd like to win this book, thanks for the chance!

Giada said...

I also blogged about your giveaway, here's the link:

and here's my email address:

pejad (at) rambler (dot) ru

Nessa said...

I've wanted to read this book so very badly! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lover Among Stars said...

This book would seem like a good book that I would like to read.


Kerrie said...

I can't read stories like that before I go to bed either! But I would love to read this book any other time than before bed...hahah. Count me in!


jceko77 said...

I think I would like this book. Thanks for the chance to win it:)

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