Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"My Soul to Keep" by Melanie Wells (AND GIVEAWAY)

***Leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you if you win on this post to be entered to win a copy of this book. Deadline is next Wednesday at midnight. ***
This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

My Soul To Keep

(Multnomah Books - February 5, 2008)


Melanie Wells


As nasty as I knew Peter Terry to be, I never expected him to start kidnapping kids. Much less a sweet, funny little boy with nothing to protect him but a few knock-kneed women, two rabbits and a staple gun…

It’s psychology professor Dylan Foster’s favorite day of the academic year…graduation day. And her little friend Christine Zocci’s sixth birthday. But the joyful summer afternoon goes south when a little boy is snatched from a neighborhood park, setting off a chain of events that seen to lead nowhere.

The police are baffled, but Christine’s eerie connection with the kidnapped child sends Dylan on a chilling investigation of her own. Is the pasty, elusive stranger Peter Terry to blame? Exploding light bulbs, the deadly buzz of a Texas rattlesnake, and the vivid, disturbing dreams of a little girl are just pieces of a long trail of tantalizing clues leading Dylan in her dogged search for the truth.

“Like water rising to a boil, My soul To Keep’s suspense sneaks up on you…before you know it, you’re in the thick if a frightening drama…Superbly crafted.”
---ROBERT LIPARULO, author of Deadfall, Germ, and Comes A Horseman

“Written with passion, a good dose of humor and, dare I say it, soul, this novel reminds us that we all, with grace and good fortune, bumble our way toward salvation.”
---K. L. COOK, author of Late Call and The Girl From Charmelle

MY REVIEW: I have not had a chance to read this book yet but in my internet wanderings I found that Kim at
has a wonderful balanced review up if you would like to read that. This is book three in a series. I really do want to read books one and two first if possible. ;)


A native of the Texas panhandle and the child of musicians, Melanie Wells attended Southern Methodist University on a music scholarship (she's a fiddle player), and later completed graduate degrees in counseling psychology and Biblical studies at Our Lady of the Lake University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

She has taught at the graduate level at both OLLU and DTS, and has been in private practice as a counselor since 1992. She is the founder and director of LifeWorks counseling associates in Dallas, Texas, a collaborative community of creative therapists.

When the Day of Evil Comes is her first published work of fiction, and the first of a three-book series. The second work, The Soul Hunter was released in May, 2006. Melanie lives and writes in Dallas.


windycindy said...

Hello! Suspense, drama and humor all in one book is like a dream to me! I have read many of the author's interviews and book reviews. It is the type of storyline that I enjoy reading. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

Carole said...

I don't believe I would have picked this book until I read the descripton and I will definitely read it. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Sounds like a great book. :)

Grateful Gramma said...

OOH, please enter me. This sounds interesting. Thanks!

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Theresa N. said...

I love a good mystery and this one sounds good.
Theresa N

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a book I would like! Thanks

Tisa said...

What a great cover and sounds very interesting! Please count me in! ~ :) Thanks!

Cheryl said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to be entered to win a chance at it. Cool Blog.

Here's my email

Angela said...

I'd love to have a copy!

I blogged your contest on Prize-A-Tron!

Ann said...

I would love to win this book. It looks like an excellent read and a book that you can't put down until it's finished!! Thanks for the chance of winning it.

sweetsue said...

This sounds very good! I am going to look for the others over at paperbackswap right now.

frugallm said...

I would love to read this!

ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a great read! Please enter me to win!

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Anonymous said...

Sound like a wonderful book.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, your review caught my interest in this book and held it right from the start. The suspense and amazing storyline are so intense and I can not wait to read this one.

Iv├┐ said...

heard a lot about this book. :)

i want to have my own copy.

please include me in the drawing. :)


Ilissa said...

This book looks like a really good read. I'd love to get my hands on it. Thank you for the chance.

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