Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Latest Chiller from Melanie Wells


I'm jazzed about Melanie's new release. This is a very cool, groundbreaking series in supernatural suspense. If you haven't read the first two, treat yourself to the whole set! Oh, and respond to this post with a relevant comment, provide some form of contact information, and you may win your very own copy!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

As nasty as I knew Peter Terry to be, I never expected him to start kidnapping kids. Much less a sweet, funny little boy with nothing to protect him but a few knock-kneed women, two rabbits and a staple gun…

It’s psychology professor Dylan Foster’s favorite day of the academic year…graduation day. And her little friend Christine Zocci’s sixth birthday. But the joyful summer afternoon goes south when a little boy is snatched from a neighborhood park, setting off a chain of events that seen to lead nowhere.

The police are baffled, but Christine’s eerie connection with the kidnapped child sends Dylan on a chilling investigation of her own. Is the pasty, elusive stranger Peter Terry to blame? Exploding light bulbs, the deadly buzz of a Texas rattlesnake, and the vivid, disturbing dreams of a little girl are just pieces of a long trail of tantalizing clues leading Dylan in her dogged search for the truth.

“Like water rising to a boil, My Soul To Keep’s suspense sneaks up on you…before you know it, you’re in the thick if a frightening drama…Superbly crafted.”---ROBERT LIPARULO, author of Deadfall, Germ, and Comes A Horseman
“Written with passion, a good dose of humor and, dare I say it, soul, this novel reminds us that we all, with grace and good fortune, bumble our way toward salvation.”---K. L. COOK, author of Late Call and The Girl From Charmelle


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A native of the Texas panhandle and the child of musicians, Melanie Wells attended Southern Methodist University on a music scholarship (she's a fiddle player), and later completed graduate degrees in counseling psychology and Biblical studies at Our Lady of the Lake University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

She has taught at the graduate level at both OLLU and DTS, and has been in private practice as a counselor since 1992. She is the founder and director of LifeWorks counseling associates in Dallas, Texas, a collaborative community of creative therapists.

When the Day of Evil Comes is her first published work of fiction, and the first of a three-book series. The second work, The Soul Hunter was released in May, 2006. Melanie lives and writes in Dallas.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did Melanie go to Dallas Seminary and teach there?

Bethany said...

I read the first two books and to say that I enjoyed them isn't quite the right wording! They are very chilling, but addictive - very hard to put down. I imagine that "My Soul to Keep" will be another one to keep me up at night. ;)

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stampedwithgrace said...

this sounds like a very exciting book! I have to find the others in the series too. I'm going to Dallas this weekend :)

cathikin said...

This sounds like a book I would definitely enjoy. Although I get pretty emotional sometimes about kidnapping children. A bit unusual to know who the kidnaper is from the beginning, but that was a trick Columbo pulled off well. I'd love to get a copy of this!
Cathi
chassan2 at hotmail . com

Anonymous said...

Hello Jill. I did not have the opportunity to read the first two but would love to read My Soul To Keep! It sounds really great! I love good scary books that tease my imagination into "hearing things
that go BUMP in the night"! :) Thanks so much. Katie

Miralee Ferrell said...

I've never read any of Melanie's books (this is the first time I've heard of her series) and LOVE suspense or supernatural thrillers with a Christian mindset. I'd love to win one of hers, and know I'd end up buying the rest. Miralee at gorge dot net

Stacey said...

This book sounds incredible. I adore suspenseful reads! Please put my name in the drawing. Thanks.

stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Jill said...

Congratulations to Cathi! She's the winner of a copy of My Soul to Keep. Thanks to all who entered with a comment. Stay tuned. I'll have more book giveaways down the road!