Monday, February 1, 2016

Dani Pettrey, Vannetta Chapman & Celesta Thiessen | New Novel News

Cold Shot
by Dani Pettrey

February 2, 2016
Bethany House
Purchase: Cold Shot

In college, Griffin McCray and his three best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore Police Department, Declan Grey would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would study to become a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world--and friendships--crumbled.

Now years later, Griffin has left the police and his friendships behind. Still trying to forget a case that went bad when he was a SWAT team sniper, he's living a quiet life as a park ranger at Gettysburg. Quiet until skeletal remains are uncovered near Little Round Top--and they aren't Civil War-era.

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott discovers evidence pointing to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Grey steps in to take over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he'll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he--and those he cares about--are going to escape a downward spiral of crime, danger, and murder.

Get to know Dani...

Favorite season? Summer. If I could live at the beach year round in flip-flops, shorts and a tank top I’d be thrilled.

What’s one thing you must have/do in the morning?
Coffee. Never start a day without it.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to? 
This is a tough one, but I’m going to say a Mediterranean cruise that my family took with my mom before she went to Heaven. It was awesome sharing it with her. We visited Monaco, Barcelona, Rome, Pisa, and Naples. The area is gorgeous. My absolute favorite spot was Positano, Italy. It’s breathtaking

Joshua's Mission
by Vannetta Chapman

February 1, 2016
Harvest House Publishers
Purchase: Joshua's Mission

Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A budding romance? A call from God? A possible healing of his relationship with his brother? Joshua’s Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.

Enter to win a copy of Joshua's Mission on Vannetta's interview from last Wednesday! (find it here)
Get to know Vannetta...

Who is your favorite secondary character? 
In Joshua’s Mission, that would have to be Quitz, a loveable black Labrador.

What are you reading right now? 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows. It is absolutely lovely.

Favorite dessert? 
Chocolate. Anything chocolate. I would give up entire meals in order to have chocolate. :)

The Coder & The Fixer
by Celesta Thiessen

February 1, 2016
Indie Published
Purchase: The Coder & The Fixer

Two 700-year-old spaceships, a Jesus-follower, and a killer all need help to survive.

Nidal is the coder on the Faithful. He’s brilliant, ruthless and faithless. For him, it was join the Brotherhood or watch his mother die. Now, as part of the Brotherhood, he has taken down ship after ship. The flagship, carrying the president, is their last target.

Azalea is the fixer on the flagship, Reliance. Her creative genius and her faith have kept them operational and one step ahead of the Brotherhood. But, when the Brotherhood hijacks the ship, Azalea must bind herself to the foreign coder in order to save all that remains of humankind.
Get to know Celesta...

Would you rather go to the future or go to the past?
I think I’d rather go into the future. The past we already know about, it’s history. But the future is undiscovered. I’m interested to see what new inventions and technology there will be in the future.

Unless I went back into the past when Jesus was here on earth. That would be something else. When he looked at me would he know me? Would he know that I was from the future?

Who is your favorite secondary character?
My favorite secondary character in The Coder & The Fixer is Linx. I think we really get to know him and love him over the course of the story. Linx is brilliant, funny and devoted. He’s always there for the main character, Azalea, especially when she needs him most. Linx is a true hero.

If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?
I would love to be a super hero with the gift of ‘glimpse of truth’. When I see someone, I would see their deepest need. I would also see what would fulfill that need. When I would touch someone they’d see a glimpse of truth, for just an instant - they could see the course of action that will lead them to fulfillment. Then that person could chose to ignore that glimpse or to act on it. Hmm…Maybe I should write a story about that?


I had Sandra Ardoin on the blog last week and we have a winner for her giveaway!

Congrats to...

Kim Amundsen

Contact me and we'll get you your book :)

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