Crimson Eve by Brandilyn Collins
(Zondervan October 30, 2007)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspenseâ„¢. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline â€œDonâ€™t forget to b r e a t h eâ€¦Â® â€ Sheâ€™s so well known in the industry thereâ€™s actually a club for her non-readers. Thatâ€™s right. The Big Honkinâ€™ Chickens Club (BHCC) members are proud of the fact that theyâ€™re too wimpy to read Brandilynâ€™s intense fiction. Now and then one of them tries. Bribing works pretty well. (Just ask Deb Raney.) Somehow they live to tell the tale.
Brandilyn writes for Zondervan, the Christian division of HarperCollins Publishers, and is currently at work on her 17th book. Her first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows.
Sheâ€™s also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons), and often teaches at writers conferences. Brandilyn blogs at Forensics and Faith.
Visit her website (by clicking on her name at the top of this post-not in the title, or her picture) to read the first chapters of all her books.
â€œPlease. You must have the wrong person. Thereâ€™s no reason for someone to want me dead. I donâ€™t have any enemies.â€
â€œThen youâ€™d best rethink your friends.â€
Realtor Carla Radling shows an â€œEnglish gentlemanâ€ a lakeside estateâ€”and finds herself facing a gun. Who has hired this assassin to kill her, and why?
Forced on the run, Carla must uncover the scathing secrets of her past. Secrets that could destroy some very powerful people…
Brandilyn Collins fans and reviewers are saying Crimson Eve is her best book yet:
â€œCollins tops herself by creating a suspenseful nonstop thrill ride â€¦ Truly the best Christian Fiction suspense title so far this year.â€
â€“ Library Journal, starred review
â€œCrimson Eve is Collins at her very best. It left me feeling as if Iâ€™d climbed Mount Everest without oxygen â€¦ I didnâ€™t think Brandilyn could outdo herself after reading Coral Moon. She did.â€
â€œIâ€™ve never edited a more tightly crafted, deftly woven, compellingly written book.â€ â€“a Crimson Eve editor, with 20 years experience
â€œThis is your best book! I could not stop reading!â€ â€“ one of many readers with similar responses
Read about Violet Dawn and Coral Moon, books one and two in the Kanner Lake series.
Do you know someone whoâ€™s never read a Brandilyn Collins novel? Surely no such person exists. However, should you scrounge up such a friendâ€”someone who enjoys suspenseâ€”hereâ€™s a special offer from Brandilyn. Be among the first 50 people between now and October 21, 2007 to e-mail her assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org with the personâ€™s name, e-mail address and street address. (Due to exorbitant overseas mailing costs, United States residents only, please).
A signed copy of Crimson Eve will be sent to your friendâ€”freeâ€”along with an e-mail from Brandilyn announcing the book is on its way, courtesy of you. (Donâ€™t worry. Brandilyn wonâ€™t spam these email addresses. She just wants your friend to know who to thank.) No worries that this story is third in the Kanner Lake series. Each book stands alone. Brandilyn is convinced your friend will so love Crimson Eve, he/she will surely reciprocate with expensive chocolate.