Saturday, March 31, 2007

ISIG Virtual Book Tour

April 1-7 is the Infinite Space, Infinite God book tour on the Christian Fiction Review Blog! If you look at the navbar on the right, you'll see the links to the places which will have reviews and commentary on this anthology of thought-provoking sci-fi with a Catholic twist. In the meantime, here is the video book trailer:

Each day of the book tour, I'll be adding some snippets for what others have said about Infinite Space, Infinite God and some behind-the-scenes stuff. I'll also take questions--e-mail me at karina(at)


Friday, March 30, 2007

Visions by Lisa Logan

What if you bumped into a stranger...and suddenly became psychic? Actor Trenton Dane is about to find out. When a chance brush with psychic Glory Windsor imbues him with stirring premonitions, Trenton must come to grips with his new power. Will he find the sultry woman who haunts his dreams in time to save her from certain danger?

Psychic Romance/Mystery
January 30, 2007 Draumr Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-933157-15-3 Print / eBook

For more:
To order: Amazon Link or Dramr Publishing

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Valley of Betrayal by Tricia Goyer

For reasons beyond her control, Sophie finds herself alone in the wartorn Spanish countryside. What was once a thriving paradise has become a battleground for fascist soldiers and Spanish patriots. She is caught up in the escalating events when the route to safety is blocked and fighting surrounds her. On her darkest night, Sophie takes refuge with a brigade of international compatriots. Among these volunteers, she pledges to make the plight of the Spanish people known around the world through the power of art.

Read the first chapter here.

Some of you might recall Tricia's other book that's posted on this site, Arms of Deliverance. Well, this lovely lady and winner of ACFW's Book of the Year award (best long historical romance) has done it again. I'm pleased to host her for her book tour. Learn more about her and her books here.

Here's what Tricia has to say about writing this book:

A few years ago when I was researching for my fourth World War II novel, Arms of Deliverance, I came across a unique autobiography. One B-17 crewmember I read about claimed to make it out of German-occupied Belgium after a plane crash due, in part, to his skills he picked up as a veteran of The Spanish Civil War. Reading that bit of information, I had to scratch my head. First of all, I had never heard of the war. And second, what was an American doing fighting in Spain in the late 1930s? Before I knew it, I uncovered a fascinating time in history—one that I soon discovered many people know little about. This is what I learned:

Nazi tanks rolled across the hillsides and German bombers roared overhead, dropping bombs on helpless citizens. Italian troops fought alongside the Germans, and their opponents attempted to stand strong—Americans, British, Irishmen, and others—in unison with other volunteers from many countries. And their battleground? The beautiful Spanish countryside.

From July 17, 1936-April 1, 1939, well before America was involved in World War II, another battle was fought on the hillsides of Spain. On one side were the Spanish Republicans, joined by the Soviet Union and The International Brigade—men and women from all over the world who have volunteered to fight Fascism. Opposing them, Franco and his Fascist military leaders, supported with troops, machinery, and weapons from Hitler and Mussolini. The Spanish Civil War, considered the “training ground” for the war to come, boasted of thousands of American volunteers who joined to fight on the Republican side, half of which never returned home.

Unlike World War II, there is no clear line between white and black, good and evil. Both sides committed atrocities. Both sides had deep convictions they felt worth fighting and dying for.

Loyalists—also know as the Republicans were aided by the Soviet Union, the Communist movement, and the International Brigades. If not for the weapons and volunteers from these sources their fight would have ended in weeks rather than years. While many men fought side by side, their political views included that of liberal democracy, communism and socialism. The Catholic Basque Country also sided with the Republic, mainly because it sought independence from the central government and was promised this by Republican leaders in Madrid.

Nationalists—or Francoists were aided mainly by Germany and Italy. The Nationalist opposed an independent Basque state. Their main supporters were those who believed in a monarchist state and fascist interests. The Nationalist wished for Spain to continue on as it had for years, with rich landowners, the military, and the church running the country. Most of the Roman Catholic clergy supported the Nationalists, except those in the Basque region.

During the Spanish Civil war, terror tactics against civilians were common. And while history books discuss the estimated one million people who lost their lives during the conflict, we must not forget that each of those who fought, who died, had their own tales. From visitors to Spain who found themselves caught in the conflict, to the communist supporters, Basque priests, and Nazi airmen . . . each saw this war in a different light. These are the stories behind A Valley of Betrayal.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Featured This Month on the CFRB: Chronicles of Soone: Heir to the King

(This summary from his site in


A devastating interplanetary war has been raging for decades. The fallen ones have instigated mankind’s downfall, waging a sinister campaign leading towards a singular goal, universal domination.


Long the ordained guardians of peace, the Barudii, have been reduced to a scattered remnant struggling to survive. All but wiped out by the Vorn clan, they have little hope of stopping the genocide that threatens mankind’s survival.


Young Tiet soone, the only remaining heir to the Barudii throne, returns from exile to avenge his fallen people. He is the final hope for restoration, and the only one that can mediate a peace between the warring clans before its too late...before the dark forces opposing his every effort succeed in enslaving humanity. To claim victory he will do what Barudii warriors do best—fight—to the death if need be.

For more information, check out the CFRB tour on the right or go to