Monday, November 16, 2009

"Thirsty" Book Review & Giveaway!

Book: Thirsty

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 :-)


book collection said...

thnks for review

Lady Araujo said...

I'd like to read this book. I'm so curious about it. I have to confess that I've read Twilight Saga and liked it so much.
Thanks for the review. it made me want to read this book even more.

hippmom said...

I would really like to read this book. I'm so curious to see how this subject matter was handle in a CHristian perspective.

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Carolynn W. said...

Like Hipmom, I would also like to see how this subject can be tied together with the christian message. Sounds interesting!

Aik said...

The subject of vampires is interesting to me because my perception of 'vampires' has been greatly influenced by the Cullen family from the Twilight series. They drink animal blood and still hold on to the basic human moralities.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I've always been fascinated with vampires since I was little.

debbiejackson said...

I'd love to share this book with my might encourage them to read

Linda Kish said...

All I know about vampires is from movies and TV and I'd like a better understanding of the whole vampire thing.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Deb K said...

My granddaughter loves to read about Vampires~I think she is one sometimes as she sleeps all day and is awake all night :-)

Thanks for the chance to win


Misusedinnocence said...

I've always been very interested in history so the idea of a vampire being able to witness history and testify about it has always fascinated me.

Anne J said...

All my daughter reads lately is vampire books, and this one sounds better than most.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Diana D said...

Would like to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Virginia C said...

I would love to win a copy of "Thirsty"! I am so intrigued by the story line involving alcoholism, vampires and Christianity!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Ginny said...

I wasn't into vampires for a long time. I preferred witches & fairies. Vampires cross over to witches a lot though & then the Twilight series had me more interested.

Anonymous said...

The Twilight Saga sparked my interest in this subject.

ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Janna said...

And the winner is...

Anne J!

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