Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last Book Giveaway of 2009

In my final drawing of 2009, I’m thrilled to give away “Eyes of Elisha” by Brandilyn Collins, bestselling Christian suspense novelist. From the back notes:

“The murder was ugly. The killer was sure no one saw him. Someone did.

“In a horrifying vision, Chelsea Adams has relived the victim’s last moments. But who will believe her? Certainly not the police, who must rely on hard evidence. Nor her husband, who barely tolerates Chelsea’s newfound Christian faith. Besides, he’s about to hire the man who Chelsea is certain is the killer to be vice president in his company. Torn between what she knows and the burden of proof, Chelsea must follow God’s leading and trust Him for protection. Meanwhile, the murderer is at liberty. And he’s not about to take Chelsea’s involvement lying down...”

Sound electrifying? Dying--excuse the pun--to win it?

Before I tell you how to enter this contest, I have a confession to make…

I won “Eyes of Elisha” on Brandilyn’s Face book fan page by agreeing to review it on my blog, then give it away to someone else who’d never read one of her books. When I read the first chapter, I realized it was not my cup of Starbuck’s. The writing is stellar, the story riveting. I just prefer the quieter style of Agatha Christie and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Call me old fashioned. I won’t mind. But what to do about my commitment to Brandilyn?

I prayed about it. Then God gave me this jazzy idea:

If one of YOU fulfills the criteria Brandilyn set forth , what difference does it make whether I read, review, and give away, or YOU do? So, in order to have your name entered to win this Hold Onto Your Poodle’s Fur While Turning the Page Thriller, you must:

A) Have never read a Brandilyn Collins novel before:
B) Agree to review it on your blog; and
C) Pass it on to someone else who fits A above.

If this description fits you, please leave a comment on this post, including your email address, in this form: jeanettelevellie(at)gmail(dot)com.

You will have until Sunday January 3, 2010 at noon. I will announce the winner on my blog post Monday, January 4th. Blessings on you as you write and live for your Audience of ONE.


  1. Hi Jen! I wish I had the time! I've been thinking about delving into reviewing but I just don't have enough hours in the day.

  2. Oh- and have a blessed New Year my friend!

  3. Hey! I have a poodle! :0)

    I don't qualify. I've read BC and even have that book. That's a great idea, though!

    Have a great day!

  4. That's me, that's ME!!! I've never read one of her books (other than "Getting into Character", but I don't think that counts).

    I'd be happy to read, review, and regift!


  5. Hi Jen -

    I don't qualify for the contest because I've read one of her other titles.

    With that said, this book sounds like an excellent suspense read. Reading one of Brandilyn's books is like getting on the world's highest rollercoaster and hanging on for dear life.

    Susan :)

  6. Jeanette:
    I don't qualify either. I won one of her books this past year. I liked it.

    Peace for the New Year.

  7. I read in your "about me" the comment of REALLY knowing what God is like. I have felt the same way since my youth; and have strived for decades to really KNOW God.
    I have learned that God is the most wonderful of personalities, and His ways are intriguing indeed. He enjoys showing supernatural manifestations to fervently committed servents; but does not do them to entertain the lukewarm.
    God still dispatches angels to earth, does astounding signs and wonders, and strikes people dead like Ananias and Saphira in the book of Acts.
    The most thrilling and fufilling life possible is to draw as close to God as you can.
    I really liked lots of your other comments throughout your writings. THEY SEEM TO REALLY HONOR GOD.

  8. I almost hate to admit that I haven't read anything of hers yet, but I haven't... so there! I've said it.

    I like Christian suspense and would be pleased to have the opportunity to read and review "Eyes of Elisha" and then pass it along.

    Carol Garvin
    caroljgarvin [at] gmail [dot] com

  9. Jen,

    I would love to read one of her books however I don't think I am very good at writing reviews. So, leave me out of the drawing but I will certainly order one of her books and read it. ;-)

    Hope you have a fantastic New Year!



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