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Embraced by God: Celebrating Who and Whose You Are By Babbie Mason Book Tour


My Thoughts:





Babbie Mason has written a wonderful 21 days devotional to help readers to receive God’s love for them. Embraced by God has helped me to meditate on the powerful promises of God. I have realized that I am God’s favorite and that he loves me unconditional. When I sin, God still gives me mercy and forgiveness. The book reinstated that God has an awesome plan for my life and a destiny that I must step into. The book immensely helped me to accept God’s love and that I must share his unfailing love with others. I especially benefited when Babbie would tell readers to personally scripture. For example, “For God so loved Andrew, that he gave his only begotton Son, that [if] Andrew believeth in him, Andrew should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. I would recommend this book to everyone because so many of us don’t even understand the full love of Christ. We must first receive His love then give it freely to others! Imagine what would happen if the whole world believed God truly loved them. Many Christians don’t even know God’s unconditional love and they are without their love from the world. We tend to perceive God’s love like man’s love. Man is only conditional and that kind of love will always fail. But God has the healing power to change many lives with a huge sacrifice of love. If you are insecure and you don’t know who you are in Christ then you need to read this book. It has changed my life and increased my joy. I now wake up with a purpose to be a blessing and serve others. Trying to fit in with the world won’t fulfill the longing in your soul. I know I have tried it and it doesn’t work! God’s true love will assist you to accomplish your dreams and to help others along the way! The devil will try to stop you by causing problems to arise but God’s love covers and protects you always. His love for you will never ever change! This book will change your life! When I finished the book, I finally believed in God’s everlasting love for me! If you need some encourage in your life then read this life enhancing devotional!





“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review”.





About the book:











Have you ever wondered, "Does God really love me? Do I really matter to him?"









HE LOVES YOU.









As a matter of fact, God loves you just as much as he loves His own Son.









In the pages of this heartwarming, thoughtful and life-affirming 21-day journey, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason reminds you, when you know you are loved by God and that you are in His eternal plan, you’ll never again wonder if your life matters.
















About Babbie Mason:












Babbie Mason is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated gospel singer, songwriter, author, creator of the Embrace: A Worship Event for Women ministry, professor of songwriting at Atlanta Christian College and Lee University, and a television talk-show host. She was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs. Babbie has been honored perform for Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, Steve Forbes among many others. Babbie performs a holiday special at Carnegie Hall every year. Babbie lives near Atlanta on a farm with her husband Charles.














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Embraced by God is a 21-day encounter that shares the unconditional love of God. "If you watch what the media says as to where we should find our identity--" says Babbie, "--money, beauty, power and technology--you'll just be confused about who you are and what your purpose is. As a culture we are trying to buy or sell what can only be administered to the soul by Jesus."



Celebrate with Babbie by entering her Nook Tablet Giveaway and coming to her "Embraced Facebook Party {3/6}!








One beloved winner will receive:



  • A Brand new Nook Tablet with Wi-Fi


  • Embraced by God by Babbie Mason


  • Babbie's Embraced by God Music CD


  • Babbie's Embraced by God Note cards




Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/5/12. Winner will be announced at Babbie's "Embraced" Facebook Party on 3/6. Babbie will be hosting an evening of chat, music, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, Embraced by God music CDs and Note cards, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club.)



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Embraced by God by Babbie Mason, a Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated gospel singer, songwriter and author, is a journey of discovering what it means to be unconditionally loved, approved, accepted, forgiven, blessed, cherished, treasured, and favored by God. To celebrate the book's relesase, Babbie is giving away a Nook Tablet an hosting the "Embrace" FB party on 3/6/12. Click for details: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13456906/embracedbygod.







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I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives. By Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett Book Review



I Am Second contains an extraordinary collection of short stories from famous celebrities to everyday people. Everyone has a unique message of their struggles and hopes to share with the world. Throughout the book readers get to read stories from Michael W. Smith, Bethany Hamilton, Sam Bradford, John Hamilton, Brian “Head” Welch, Karen Green, Michelle Aguilar, Vitor Belfort, Brian Sumner, and many others. They all come from different backgrounds and careers. The book reveals details about how they all traveled down the path to destruction. But at their lowest point of their lives they came to know God and his healing and redeeming power. The stories ranged from drug use, living in poverty, partying to hard, affairs, pornography, prostitution, drinking, divorce, loneliness, and bad parent relationships. Readers will be able to associate with each story in this book.


The book also contained a QR code where readers can scan the code and watch videos featuring stories from the I Am Second website. The book has a neat sticker to remind yourself that you are second.

I would recommend this encouraging book to teenagers and adults who are feeling and believing the lie that they are alone in their daily struggles. When we come to the place of desperation and need a helping hand, God is always there to reach out to us. I enjoyed reading about these countless stories it gave me great hope that God can always turn any situation around and work it out for my greater good. No one is alone in their hurts and disappointments and we all fall into temptations. Surrendering to God brought tremendous joy into their lives. The book was a huge inspiration about the importance of becoming second and making God first. He is the only one who can help us change and become everything we were created to be. Anyone will be able to connect with the stories shared in this book. They cover many different struggles and I realized that God loves each one of us completely and he is willing to assist and comfort us. If you’re looking for a book for inspiration that God is still working in people’s lives then get this book! It will change your perceptive about if people can really change because with God they truly can! Never lose Faith in God and his power!

“I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program.”

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Mornings with Jesus 2012: Daily Encouragement for your Soul 366 Devotions By: Guideposts Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY


Mornings with Jesus is a touching devotional that shares life experiences that will help readers to know that they aren't alone in their struggles. The devotional is written by seven powerful popular women, Judy Baer, Gwen Ford Faulkenberry, Tricia Goyer, Sharon Hinck, Keri Wyatt Kent, Erin Keeley Marshall, and Camy Tang. They take turns throughout the book and each author has something different to share. The devotional contains 366 days of devotions for the year 2012. Even though it is meant to be read in 2012 just change the dates if you would like to read it again. Each day has a scripture verse, a unique story, and a Faith step.


I would recommend this devotional to everyone who is looking for an inspiring devotional for 2012. Anyone who is feeling alone and thinks that nobody else is going through the same thing can dive in to this book and see that we all have our struggles and challenges we don't see coming. We are never truly alone because someone else to going through difficult times too. But God is always there to offer a loving hand. The book is written for women but men could also read this book as well. It's a great book for couples or friends to read and discuss. One of the devotionals from Camy Tang really hit home with me. She wanted a boyfriend so badly that she compromised and settled for someone who didn't share her love for Jesus. She eventually broke things off with him. But it caused her some unnecessary pain and heartache. She helped me to realize that we must wait on God to perform what he said he would do. Running ahead and trying to make things work on our own only leads to disappoint and trouble. Waiting on God's timing will benefit us from forcing things to come together that wasn't mean to. God requires us to wait on him for our dreams, marriage, relationships, and many other things. It's in the waiting that God is preparing us for his special purpose for our lives! We may not see it through our pain and hurt but God will always work it out for our good! If you need some daily reassurance that others have been there and survived then pick up this devotional! 2012 is the year that God is going to bless you with this incredible encouragement from these mighty women. Through their hurts and pain, highs and lows, valleys and mountains you will get to read about their life experiences that became a part of their message. No matter what you are going through you will be able to connect with these seven women of God and their stories!

“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review”. .

I have one copy of Mornings with Jesus to giveaway to a reader. To enter for a chance to win a copy, please enter using the Raffle Copter Widget. Giveaway is open to United States residents only.

Special thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy to giveaway.

About the book:

"Be still and know that I am God.” is one of the most beautiful verses from the Bible, but it’s not easy to practice in this busy world. Mornings with Jesus will help you do just that—“be still” in Jesus’ beautiful and powerful presence. For those who are seeking a deeper experience in their relationship with Christ, Mornings with Jesus offers a fresh perspective of who Jesus is (the Healer, the Son of God, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd) and what that means for day-to-day life. With a warm and friendly voice, 365 short devotional writings on the character and teachings of Jesus encourage readers to greet each day by drawing near to Him and inviting His presence into their day. Spend time with Jesus at the beginning of each day and experience His nearness and peace in a new way throughout the year. Each day’s selection includes: • a Bible verse • an entry based on Jesus: His words, miracles, and parables; His wisdom, compassion, and comfort; His mystery, power, divinity, and humanity • a “faith step” that will inspire and challenge readers to apply the day’s message to their lives.

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Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After: Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance By Craig Groeschel Book Review


In Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After, Craig Groeschel teaches readers the importance of maintaining a healthy marriage that lasts. The book was previously published as Going All The Way. He encouraged readers to get closer to God and to receive God’s love. We can’t give away true love to our spouse if we don’t love ourselves completely. He also pointed out that he doesn’t believe that there is only one person out there for you. It’s impossible to meet every single person in the world. It’s our free choice on who we choose to marry. Another concept that Christians must follow is to not marry someone who doesn’t share their common believes. Craig shared why we need to wait until marriage to have sex and live together. He revealed the two biggest lies we use to reason that sex is fine before marriage. He included some helpful tips to stop you from going too far. Some of the tips are “keep four feet on the floor, keep your bed your bed, and other extremely important tips. Craig Groeschel wrote one chapter for men and one chapter for women. Men are supposed to be leading the household spiritually, financially and protectively. The women chapter included the lies that women are telling themselves.



The book also contains discussion questions for you and your spouse to use to explore deeper into your healthy marriage.



A helpful quote is:

“God wants marriage to be characterized by purity and open sharing. Our Enemy, the devil, wants marriage to be filled with dirt, the partners walled up, hiding in the shadows of sin.” (Page 140)



I would recommend this wonderful book on marriage and dating to teenagers and adults! If you are single get this book and read it! Even if you are married it’s important to read and put these principles into practice. It’s is never too late to work on becoming the person God is calling you to be. I have learned helpful details about not forgetting to date my wife when we are married. Once you say I do the game isn’t over and the mission isn’t complete. As a man, I am called by God to love my wife and lead her and protect her from harm. When another man has hurt her emotional and physically, I have to stand up and commit that I won’t. Women tend to compare themselves to others. I must also build my wife up by saying how wonderful and beautiful she is. God made her the way he wanted her and the world doesn’t have the final say as to what she is or what she isn’t. Marriage takes a lot of commitment and determination to love one another despite the conflicts that we will face. Standing together as one flesh and working on communicating in our marriage relationship is what God had in mind. The enemy is a liar and he will do anything in his power to create conflicts in your marriage. How you handle them is up to you! This book has the power and influence to help couples to marry with an assurance to love each other completely and to make it last. I am currently not married but I have already decided to add this book to the list to read again with my future wife. Craig Groeschel has written the book that every couple needs to read it’s time for marriages to start thriving!









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Four Letter Words: Conversations on Faith’s Beauty and Logic By Bill Giovannetti Blog Tour


My Review: 

Four Letter Words taught me the importance of exploring the truth of our Faith in God. The book starts with four words for each chapter. Some of the topics include Truth, Know, Pain, Wait, and much more. The book was written on how to response to critics of God and Faith. Bill shared a question that proved an important point. He started asking, “How do you know?” We believe that the moon is round and not flat but how do we know this. We believed in the people in authority who taught us that it is in fact round. Most of us haven’t traveled to the moon to see what it looks like. The thing I learn from this book was people can’t say there isn’t a God if they haven’t seen him. They can’t prove he doesn’t exist. I have Faith in the fact that God is very much alive! Bill also shared in one chapter that Jesus is the only God that exists on love and compassion for others. Christianity is the only religion that helps hurting people in the world. Other religions aren’t preaching on showing love to your neighbors. Some of the other gods claim that you must kill in order to receive the mercy of god where you can get into heaven. I would recommend this excellence book for teenagers and adults who want to learn how to stand up what your Faith. It has many key points on how the world views God. The book is very eye opening and has a great potential to help lead people to Christ. I also enjoyed the interactive QR enable codes throughout the book. They assist readers into digging deeper into their Faith. The book shows why people tend to reject the Lord’s truth. Some are just told what to believe and they haven’t decided why they believed what someone else told them! This book confronts truths that most people would run away from. Faith is extremely important and we must know what we believe so we can effective lead others to Christ.


 

“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review”.



About Four Letter Words:



Thou shalt tolerate every opinion... except the Christian's. Today's postmodern "prime directive" leaves many followers of Jesus tongue-tied. In the global village, isn't it unreasonable, and even dangerous, to suggest that the Bible has a monopoly on truth?









The church needs a new breed of Christ-follower. We need Christ-followers who are alert to today's touchy ideas, the truths that fire up more heat than light. We need Christ-followers who can make a clear case for the Bible's worldview; who are ready to help our friends think through their beliefs; who can recognize inconsistencies and challenge them; and who can do all of this with humility, confidence, humor, and love. For more information visit http://fourletterwords.org.







Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/8FbUq  







About Bill Giovannetti:









Dr. Bill Giovannetti is a professor at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary and the senior pastor of Neighborhood Church of Redding. An experienced speaker and author, Bill informs the mind in ways that touch the heart. He enjoys life with his wife and two kids in northern California. For more information about Bill and his other books, visit  http://maxgrace.wordpress.com  and http://fourletterwords.org.









About the Giveaway: 









Bill is celebrating the new Kindle edition of Four Letter Words (for only $4.99)! He’ll be traveling coast to coast over the next few weeks on this virtual book tour and he's celebrating by hosting a great giveaway!









Click here (http://fourletterwords.org/2012/01/contest-giveaway) to find out how you can win two gift certificates to Amazon (in the amount of $50 and $25) and free downloads of his yet-to-be-released title, Recession-Proof: Living a God-Blessed Life in a Messed Up World.
















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Bill Giovannetti serves on the faculty of A.W. Tozer Seminary and is the Senior Pastor of Neighborhood Church of Redding. Four Letter Words is his second book. He has written numerous articles and is a popular speaker. Bill hates legalism, loves grace, and teaches that God is infinitely more committed to us than we will ever be to him. He is a graduate of Trinity Seminary and earned his doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary.



What's Four Letter Words about, and where did you get the title?



Four Letter Words is about defending your faith in Christ. If you've ever felt tongue-tied standing up for Jesus, this book can help.



Even though our culture claims tolerance as a virtue, that tolerance stops at Christianity's front door: witness the hostility directed toward a sincere Christ-follower like Tim Tebow. Judging by reactions to him, you'd think he just cussed out his grandma when all he did was say a word for Christ. Speaking God's truth and living your faith is quickly becoming today's profanity. Tougher days are coming; we need to get ready.



There has never been a truth-system more satisfying, consistent, logical and beautiful than Christianity. I wanted to help God's people rise up and say so.



What four letter words do you write about?



True: who says your truth has to be my truth too? Know: how do you know God is real? Pain, Evil, and Ouch: why doesn't God stop the bad stuff? Damn: how can a loving God send people to hell? Word: What makes the Bible so special? Wait: isn't it unreasonable to expect today's people to live by biblical standards of sexuality? Hope: what good has Christianity done in the world?



The book has ten chapters, discussion questions (in the book and downloadable from the website), and 208 pages.



Did you ever struggle with your faith? How did you work through that?



Even though I've been a pastor for a long time, I struggle with my faith a lot. My earliest struggles – back in high school days – centered on scientific stuff, like evolution. In the book I tell the story of how I made peace with faith in a Creator God and how I fit together science, logic, and the gospel in my own heart.



Now that I'm a bit older, my struggles come more out of pain and suffering. Why does God let people hurt? I cover those topics too.



Struggles are normal – we just can't let them overwhelm our faith or uproot our joy. It's super-important for us to know every question raised against Christianity has an answer. I try to provide some of those answers along with simple talking points for everyday conversations.



Who is this book for?



This book is for anyone who either struggles with faith or who wants to help friends who struggle with faith. I wrote to strengthen faith and equip believers to share faith. Our church has used this book with high school students, young adults, and senior citizens—it's been really well received across all age groups. Other churches are using it in small groups and youth groups.



I would love to see this book in the hands of every high school graduate and new college student: they need to be inoculated from the anti-Christian venom they're going to experience.



Toward the end, Four Letter Words invites readers to faith in Christ so it can be resource for evangelism too.



Discussion questions are included.



What's with the QR codes?



Part of my geek credentials, I suppose. As far as I know, Four Letter Words is the first QR-enabled book for the general market. QR codes are those postage-stamp sized boxes with indecipherable patterns inside – Quick Response codes. I wanted to make the book an interactive experience: just scan the codes with any smartphone and you'll go straight to relevant videos, audio .mp3's, and websites. Each chapter has a lot more resources on the website (www.fourletterwords.org) which you can reach either through the QR code or just by visiting the site. The geek-tech stuff in no way overwhelms the written word; it just supplements it. I hope readers like it. What did you think?





What's your spiritual background? How did you get started with Jesus?



I was reared in a tiny Chicago gospel church. I was loved. I was cared for. I was taught the Bible. That church was my second family. They introduced me to Jesus. I received him when I was young and devoted my life to him. But it wasn't until young adulthood that I began to appreciate how much Jesus was devoted to me. That discovery rocked my world. I shifted from rules to relationship and from guilt to grace. I dedicated my life to encourage instead of tear down. I strive to free others from guilt, shame, and legalism, and to help people discover life and love through God's amazing grace.



Would you say that Christians are persecuted?



Not so much in the U.S., but persecution is definitely coming. It's not that Christians are changing; it's that culture is running from God so fast that yesterday's normal is becoming today's weird. Christians will be increasingly marginalized. Tell a typical college student he needs to be celibate till marriage and he'll look at you like you're Amish. Why don't you hop in your buggy and trot along. A generation ago, our culture would have supported that value. Today, culture attacks it. It's going to get tougher to stay strong for Jesus.



We need a new breed of Christ-follower: alert to the beliefs that tick people off, and ready to fire the weapons of truth and grace with courage, compassion, humor, and love.



If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?



There's this guy on the TV show Alphas named Gary Bell who can literally see the entire electromagnetic spectrum: radio waves, phone texts, television signals, digital transmissions, and the Internet. He sees it in the air around him. I want that. Is that enough to renew my geek-card?



Name one movie you consider wildly under-appreciated.



That's easy: Tremors. Yes, the one with Kevin Bacon fighting giant worms that eat people. Creepy comedic genius. My wife loves it so much she rolls her eyes and leaves the room every time I turn it on.






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The Sound of Red Returning: A Novel By Sue Duffy Blog Tour


My Review:

I greatly enjoy The Sound of Red Returning. This is the first book in the Red Returning series. She has written a book about a famous pianist, Liesl Bower. Liesl is being hunted down by a Russian spy who is trying to kill her. I would recommend this wonderful novel to teenagers and adults. Anyone who loves a great mystery will really enjoy trying to solve this one. Readers will enjoy trying to figure out the mole's hidden identity. I couldn't even figure out who the mole was until the very end. You just won't see it coming until you put everything together. Throughout out the book, I was captured by the details about this frightening mystery adventure. The book contains suspense that unfolds with each turning of the page. I connected with Liesl and sometimes the thing we are trying to find lies in front of us. We just don’t know it yet. She didn’t believe in God because she lost a number of people she cared greatly about. She didn’t understand how a good God could allow so many bad things to happen to people she loved. But the brilliance of this novel is that is has a Christian theme and it can be applied to your daily life. The novel proves that God can use anything and anybody to bring you to a relationship with him. Liesl saw a lot of pain but through perseveration, determination, and love she learns the lessons that God was trying to teach her. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series!! If you are a fan of the crime and action books and TV Shows you will enjoy reading this mystery novel. I think the novel has the potential to be made into a movie. I will be checking out the others in the series when they are released. If you're looking for a new mystery story to discover then look no farther and read this one! Come on and jump right in and help uncover the identity of the mole! Sue Duffy has written the next bestselling mystery series!



“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review”.





About the book:





After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can’t shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she’s giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash. It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he’d been spying for Russia. She had seen that man--that eerie face--the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he’s back--and coming for her.









On the run and struggling to rely on the protection of CIA agent Ava Mullins and handsome newspaper reporter Cade O’Brien, Liesl learns she is the prey of an underground cell of Russian KGB agents determined to restore their country to its former Soviet might. But what she doesn’t know is that she is in possession of something--a piece of sheet music--that Russian intelligence is now frantic to find. Inside that music is a secret code, the hidden transcriptions of her deceased mentor, that clearly identify a Russian mole operating inside Israel’s Department of Defense, a mole with enough power and access to execute a daring assassination that no one would see coming.









Caught in a deadly conflict between American and Russian undercover agents, this innocent young pianist is just trying to survive her own personal trauma. Through it all, Liesl must learn that no matter how dark her world grows or how fiercely her enemies pursue her, God is still in control--if only she can yield herself to His grace. Read an excerpt here: http://www.sueduffybooks.com/#!vstc1=books







About the author:









Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody Magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001) and Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.









Find out more at www.sueduffybooks.com.







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Sue Duffy and her publisher, Kregel Publications, are celebrating the release of The Sound of Red Returning by giving away a Kindle Fire prize package worth over $200 to one lucky winner!!!! (1/23-2/11)








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Alienation: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel By Jon S. Lewis Blog Tour


My Review:

Alienation has a lot of action packed events with weird aliens hunting down the humans. I could connect with the main character Colt. He was relatable because he experienced traumatic situations in his life. He witnessed his own parent’s death and he overcame that event with determination. He faced the giant aliens with tremendous courage and speed. The aliens were trying to kill him and he continued to fight for the world safety.  He had to learn to stand up for what he believed was right. I would recommend this novel to any teenagers and also to adults. It is a friendly read and has a few Christian themes throughout it. It is filled with wonderful science fiction action and the aliens are made out of a great imagination from the writer. The way he described the aliens provide me with an image of what they were created to appear like. The novel could very well be easily made into a bestselling movie series. I read the novel in about two days and I couldn’t put it down. If you enjoy comic theme movies and books you will immensely like this novel. It will keep you longing to stand up with the good guys and fight challenges! Giving up and surrendering to fear isn’t an option! It wasn’t to Colt and it shouldn’t be with us. Believing and standing up teaches you courage and helps you to know you can do anything!




“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review”.




About the book:



After his parents were killed in a car accident, Colt McAllister was drawn into a world he thought only existed in comic books-one where mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles don't even scratch the surface.



Along with his best friends Oz and Danielle, Colt is now training at the secret Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural academy. But strange accidents seem to follow him. . . even with the security of the school grounds. What first seems random soon turns deadly. But who is targeting Colt?



As the alien invasions increase in frequency and force, C.H.A.O.S resources are taxed to the limit and they're forced to utilize the new recruits. In the midst of battle, Colt will discover some startling revelations . . . about himself, his friendship with Oz, and why he has been chosen to defeat this alien attack against earth.







About Jon:







Jon S. Lewis is the coauthor of the Grey Griffins trilogy (over 500,000 books in print) and the upcoming Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles. He also writes for the DC COMICS family of publishers. He resides with his family in Arizona.



For more about Jon and the series, visit www.chaosnovels.com.




Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/8wW4O



Blog tour schedule: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13451655






 Win an iPad2 in the Alienation Givaway!



Enter 1/19 - 2/7. RSVP for Party today!




Win an iPad from @JonSLewis and @NelsonFiction in the Alienation iPad2 Giveaway!



The invasion was only the beginning! Jon Lewis is celebrating the next adventure in his fast-paced C.H.A.O.S. series with an explosive giveaway!








One thrill-seeker will receive:

  • iPad2 with Wi-Fi
  • Copies of the C.H.A.O.S. novels, Invasion and Alienation


Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on February 7th. Winner will be announced at the Alienation Facebook Party on 2/7. Jon will be hosting an Author Chat, giving away copies of the books and gift certificates to iTunes and Amazon.com! Don't miss a second of the intrigue!



Grab your copy of Alienation and join Jon on the evening of February 7th for an author chat, spy training (How much do you know about alien invaders?) and lots of giveaways. 





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Win an iPad2 in the Alienation Giveaway! Alienation is the continuing story of the C.H.A.O.S. series' Colt McAlister. In this 2nd installment, Colt starts a new life training at the secret academy for Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural. Thomas Nelson is hosting a Facebook Party on 2/7 with Jon – RSVP today and save the date! The winner of the iPad2 will be revealed and Jon will be chatting with guests and giving a sneak peek at the next book in the series.  Click for details and don’t miss the fun. http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13451655. Young adults and fans of graphic novels will find Alienation and the C.H.A.O.S. series a thrilling read, which includes a graphic novel prologue and a sketchbook of characters. 









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