Friday, June 12, 2009

Book giveaway - Forever Richard by Sue Dent

Werewolves and Vampires from a Christian perspective! In the wake of the hit series Twilight, I challenge you to try Sue Dent's acclaimed book Forever Richard. She's even willing to throw in a free copy of the first book in the series to whoever wins!

Recently I picked up a batch of highly unusual books published by the The Writers Cafe Press. These are books that you would never see in the mainstream Christian market. That doesn't mean they aren't good. It only means that the stories do not fit into the market's very tight acceptable box. (A box that now excludes pirates of all things--say it isn't so!) However as Ms. Dent pointed out to me, these books have been approved as quality Christian reading so you needn't worry they have anything unacceptable in them. Anyway, I haven't read these books, and doubt I'll have time in the near future, so I decided to give them away and allow others to enjoy them. This first story is a Christian tale about vampires and werewolves! If you'd like to be entered into a drawing, just leave a comment telling me why you would be interested in reading this book. Oh, and I just talked to Sue Dent and she is willing to throw in the first book in the series, Never Ceese too!

Here's a blurb about the story.

The saga of redemption and spiritual triumph readers enjoyed in Never Ceese continues in Forever Richard. Cassie Felts, graduate student and reluctant believer of such things as vampires and werewolves, couldn't be happier for Richard and Ceese Porter. Their curses lifted and after hundreds of years apart, they can now celebrate being brother and sister once more. Even Rodney, Cassie's college roommate and former nemesis, shares her relief. But will the faith that saved Richard and Ceese be enough to defeat the new evil that threatens them all? Cassie learns that Dr. Clayton Henderson, the corrupt stem-cell researcher, has acquired the vampire's curse and has managed to transfer it to Rodney's troubled, drug-addicted buddy Josh. Addict or vampire, Cassie can see Josh isn't handling his new cravings for blood any better than he did his old habit. Their best hope seems to be taking Josh to Richard's isolated country estate in England. There, Josh can learn to temper his desire to curse another while they try to figure out how to deal with the impossible-to-kill Dr. Henderson. Their mission becomes more complicated when they find a new vampire inhabiting Richard's castle, a malevolent werewolf stalking Ceese, and a long-lost relative who shows up carrying a sawed-off shotgun and an ancient knife he claims has supernatural powers. Will the faith that redeemed two lost souls before be enough to overcome the wicked forces that now threaten to destroy them all?

Even if you're not crazy about werewolves and vampires, I'm sure you know someone who is!

Anyway, if you want to get to know Sue Dent better, you can find her on her blog

I'll choose a name in 2 weeks on the 26th.


  1. In addition to MaryLu's comment about not being accepted by CBA or ECPA standards (after all these are the two affiliations that define the Christian market as it has come to be known) both Never Ceese and Forever Richard (as well as all of The Writers' Cafe Books) have been approved by Ingram/Spring Arbor for "safe" distribution to the Christian Market. So there ya go! You just won't find the books in Christian Bookstores because they were set up to only carry affiliated work. And now no pirates for CBA market readers.

    "Aye, welcome to the crew MaryLu. Grab that pistol. Don't worry about shootin' nobody the powders wet anyway. We just like to pretend. Arrrrr!"

  2. Avast, me hearties! I'd rather win this swag than a chestful of gold...
    Ah, but there's no gold in the swag, so just enter me for the books! Otherwise I'll have to keep following that blasted map, and the X keeps moving... Here's a health to the pirates, the vampires and the werewolves. May no one ever tip you the black spot!

    hope_chastain at yahoo dot com

  3. I be faint o' heart with a scary, spooky book but would like to read Sue's book and see how Christianity is brought in. I be hopin' to win the booty.

  4. LOL at Carol. Much more than you'd think and not much at all. But being that yur general market readers (Christians included) don't fancy being preached too, well then, I'll not be doin' that at all as that's me market. And a fine market it 'tis and I like the way they treat me. Every pirate knows it ain't the size of the heart that matters, it's what inside that counts. *Sue blinks twice. Gorsh, I just made that up. I may have to use that in a book.* LOL

  5. I love books with characters like vampires and werewolves. I am so excited to know there are some with a christian theme. Thanks!

  6. I have just recently discovered the paranormal genre and would love to read one with a Christian them!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  7. rrrrrr. (That's about all the pirate I know) :D But I LOVE Sue! I gave her first book Never Ceese to my daughter, hoping she'd let me read it when she was finished. Then she up and moved to Florida and didn't leave it behind. Sooooo, I hope I win this drawing so I can read both of them for freee!!!!!


    catrina at faithwriters dot net

  8. I like stories about vampires and would love to read one from a christian perepective! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I haven't read Twilight, but I'm kinda getting annoyed at all this talk of vampires and werewolves, and knowing that I'm missing out. A Christian perspective sounds like an amazing read. And, well, you know, getting a book for free just sweetens the bargain.
    Happy Reading!

    PS: Catrina Bradley, it's ARRGH! If you don't know much about pirates, just make it sound convincing and start waving a cutlass around. Just be careful mate, we need a better excuse for loosing our limbs then an accident, it just don't sound as piraty! ARRGH! :D

  10. For those of you who don't win, you can purchase Forever Richard at any bookstore online or otherwise including Christian bookstores on-line or otherwise as my series has been approved for the Christian market. You won't find it in the larger Christian Bookstores however because they only officially stock books published by a CBA or ECPA affiliated publisher. Not a big deal but that's why you won't see it in these venues. It certainly isn't due to content. Also, I Forever Richard just received an overwhelming review from the British Fantasy Society. Trust me. They know fantasy. :)Here's the link: