Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Ex Files by Victoria Christopher Murray


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


The Ex Files

(Touchstone June 19, 2007)

by





ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking quite an unlikely path to that destination. A native of Queens, New York, Victoria first left New York to attend Hampton Institute in Virginia where she majored in Communication Disorders. After graduating from Hampton, Victoria attended New York University where she received her MBA.

Victoria spent ten years in Corporate America before she decided to test her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened a Financial Services Agency for Aegon, USA where she managed the number one division for nine consecutive years. However, Victoria never lost the dream to write and when the “bug” hit her again in 1997, she answered the call.

Victoria originally self published Temptation. “I wanted to write a book as entertaining and compelling as any of the books on the market, put God in the middle, and have the book still be a page-turner. I wasn’t writing to any particular genre – I didn’t even know Christian fiction existed. I just wanted to write about people I knew and characters I could relate to.”

In 2000, Time Warner published Temptation. Temptation made numerous best sellers list across the nation and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months. In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature.

Since Temptation, Victoria has written four other novels: JOY, Truth Be Told, Grown Folks Business, and A Sin and a Shame. All of her novels have continued to be Essence bestsellers; her last three each reaching #1. In addition, Victoria has received numerous awards including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and in 2006, she was awarded the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being the pioneer in African American Christian Fiction.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Ex Files:

A Novel About Four Women and Faith...

There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women:

When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never let anyone get that close again. But when she is faced with saving the life of the woman who destroyed hers, will she be able to forgive?

When an NBA superstar tells his mistress, Asia Ingrum, that he's decided to honor his marriage vows, her shock quickly gives way to revenge...but her decision may come back to haunt their five-year-old daughter.

Every night Vanessa Martin wonders why her husband committed suicide. Even worse, she contemplates joining him in eternity. Will Vanessa be able to gather the strength to live again?

Sheridan Hart is finally finding her way after a lie destroyed her seventeen-year marriage. Her new love is ready to get married, but will she commit to this younger man or is her ex-husband taking up too much space in her heart?

When their pastor asks Kendall, Asia, Vanessa, and Sheridan to meet weekly for prayer, they can't imagine they will have anything in common. But then a devastating tragedy strikes and these strangers are forced to reexamine their choices. Will they find true friendship, or will prayer -- and their union -- fail them?





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Posting Information


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416535519


Author's picture is:



The book cover photo is:

Victoria can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

40 comments:

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up with a brief review.

Jake said...

Up.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

I actually broke with tradition and put my own opinions at the bottom of this post!

Deena said...

I'm up...reluctantly.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Mine is up: for direct link.. click here

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

I posted

Karen said...

Mine is up:-)

http://momofajl.blogspot.com/2007/09/cfba-ex-files-by-victoria-christopher.html

Christy LaShea Smith said...

posted

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Posted!

Rel said...

Up down under!

Deborah said...

mine's up!

Erica Vetsch said...

Mine's up.

Gretchen said...

Posted!

Kelly Klepfer said...

I've posted at Scrambled Dregs.

Todd said...

I'm up and Technorati is pinged.

BerlySue said...

Window to my World has it up!

amyanne said...

i'm up!

LaShaunda said...

mine's up

So Many Books... said...

Posted!

Cee Cee said...

Posted.

M. C. Pearson said...

Posted at the Pixie Corner...with all the Shelfari comments.

Dea said...

deas posted

Marci said...

My post is finally up -a little late - I'm working full time this week! :)Marcia
www.writer-lee.blogspot.com

Brittanie said...

Mine is up.

Ty said...

Post is up!

CFBA/FIRST MySpace said...

Posted on the CFBA/FIRST MySpace.

storyline said...

Posted. Pinged.

loves to read said...

posted

Becky said...

I've posted my review.

Jim Thompson said...

Bonnie,

Mine are up: http://jlthompsonsdubiouswritersite.blogspot.com/2000/09/fun-stuff.html , and http://jlthompsonsdubiouswritersite.blogspot.com/2001/09/ex-files-by-victoria-christopher-murray.html .

I'm so sorry you have to send the blogger cops after a few deadbeat readers. I would have thought they'd consider it a privilege to contribute to the spread of Christian fiction publishing. The tragic fact is, if they are careless in this matter, they probably are in other areas of their lives. Which means non-believers who are watching their lives will malign our Savior because of them. If that doesn't scare them straight, they should know that they will reap the weeds they've sown.

Deena said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Bonnie Calhoun said...

I did get your comment Deena. When you click publish, it does get sent even when it is deleted.

I suggest that you add that to the bottom of your post about the book. No says you have to like the book, or even post that you like it when you don't.

That's the fun about being a reviewer. Everybody has an opinion, and are free to state them!

Ruth said...

Posted @ http://www.xanga.com/christianfictionqueen

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

Mine is up! Thanks for the opportunity to read and review all of these books!

CeCe Lane said...

I'm up.

Jason said...

I've posted the CFBA blurb.

Deborah said...

wow i love the new look!

Michelle K said...

Mine's posted. Yes this is a great new look!

Michelle said...

I'm sorry I am late telling you I posted. I was so excited that I was going out of town and that I had my post up early that I forgot to tell y'all about it. Sheesh.