Monday, November 16, 2009
"Thirsty" Book Review & Giveaway!
Author: Tracey Bateman
There's no place like home, they say.
"Hello, I'm Nina Parker…and I'm an alcoholic."
For Nina, it's not the weighty admission but the first steps toward recovery that prove most difficult. She must face her ex-husband, Hunt, with little hope of making amends, and try to rebuild a relationship with her angry teenage daughter, Meagan. Hardest of all, she is forced to return to Abbey Hills, Missouri, the hometown she abruptly abandoned nearly two decades earlier–and her unexpected arrival in the sleepy Ozark town catches the attention of someone–or something–igniting a two-hundred-fifty-year-old desire that rages like a wildfire.
Unaware of the darkness stalking her, Nina is confronted with a series of events that threaten to unhinge her sobriety. Her daughter wants to spend time with the parents Nina left behind. A terrifying event that has haunted Nina for almost twenty years begins to surface. And an alluring neighbor initiates an unusual friendship with Nina, but is Markus truly a kindred spirit or a man guarding dangerous secrets?
As everything she loves hangs in the balance, will Nina's feeble grasp on her demons be broken, leaving her powerless against the thirst? The battle between redemption and obsession unfold to its startling, unforgettable end.
Can the Twilight phenomenon cross over into the Christian Bookseller Association? Forays have been made, but I think that Tracey Bateman's book "Thirsty" may be the most likely to make a successful transition.
What happens when you take some incredible characters, unique plot points, fantasy and reality and throw them all together... shake them up and add in a dash of past history and you come out with a great book!
I have read and watched a lot of fantasy stuff with vampires and such and so I was curious how Tracey would handle the subject matter for the CBA market. The fact remains that if you have issues with vampires then you do not want to read this book. If you, however, like that subject matter or have people in your life that do (like Twilight and New Moon lovers), than this is the book for you. I don't want to go into details... you know if you want to read it or not, I don't want to spoil a thing. I just want to encourage you to read this book yourself and use it as a ministry tool this holiday season... as everyone rushes out to watch New Moon in the theater, buy some copies of "Thirsty" and spread some holiday spirit.
*****************I actually have a copy to giveaway so leave a comment telling me why the subject of vampires is interesting to you and I will enter you. Don't forget to leave an email so I can reach you - good luck!*************** I was given a copy to review and giveaway by the publisher :-)