Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Illuminated

(Thomas Nelson August 7, 2007)

by



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Matt Bronleewe is a recognized producer, songwriter and author. The former member of the band Jars of Clay, has earned numerous awards producing and co-writing albums that have sold a combined total of over 20 million copies. His songs have recently been recorded by Disney pop sensations Aly & AJ, American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, and more. Bronleewe has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Michael W. Smith, International pop singer Natalie Imbruglia and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Bronleewe was raised on a farm in Kansas, where he lived until he left for college in 1992. At Greenville College in Illinois, Bronleewe formed the band Jars of Clay with his dorm roommate and two neighbors, and the group soon found success. Though Bronleewe opted to leave Jars of Clay early on to pursue an academic career, he soon found himself in Nashville, co-writing, producing, and playing music professionally.

To add to his list of accomplishments, Bronleewe has expanded his love of story telling beyond music into authorship. He is currently penning a 5 book series for Thomas Nelson Fiction. Illuminated, in stores now, begins the adventurous series about rare manuscripts and the mysteries within.

Bronleewe currently resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife and three children. He continues to write and produce music, and he also volunteers through his church to help disadvantaged youth in the community. Bronleewe enjoys reading, taste-testing good food and watching sports, as well as indulging his interests in art, architecture, design and science.




ABOUT THE BOOK:

IT'S BEEN 500 YEARS IN THE MAKING...PREPARE TO BE ILLUMINATED...
August Adams has failed his family before. He's sacrificed relationships in pursuit of adventure, fame, and money. Now the very lives of those he loves depend on his ability to decipher a centuries-old puzzle encrypted in the colorful hand-painted illuminations that adorn three rare Gutenberg Bibles.

It's a secret that could yield unimaginable wealth, undermine two major religions, and change the course of Western civilization. Two ruthless, ancient organizations are willing to do anything to get their hands on it. And August has the span of one transatlantic flight to figure it out.

If he fails, those he holds most dear will die. If he succeeds, he'll destroy a national treasure.

The clock ticks, the suspense mounts, and the body count rises as August pits his knowledge and his love for his family against the clock, secret societies, and even Johannes Gutenberg himself.

"...this rare breed of suspense thriller combines mysterious hidden clues, secret societies, buried treasure, double agents, and the Knights Templar...if you turned National Treasure into international treasure, traded DaVinci codes for Gutenberg Bibles, married it to Indiana Jones, and added the pacing of 24 you'd be in the neighborhood of Illuminated...on a scale of one to 10, this one goes to 11."
-Aspiring Retail Magazine


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The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595542493


Author's picture is:



The book cover photo is:

Matt can be reached through the Contact link on his Website

58 comments:

Angela Breidenbach said...

I'm up (a little early, but I'll stay up through Wed), I didn't read this one or get it, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to get it! I love the story idea!
Angie

Pam said...

Mine is up. I am also sorry that I didn't get a copy. This looks like something I will want to read. Will have to put it on my to buy list.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Okay...which Pam...your profile is blocked and we have more than one!

And how about giving us the link to the post, since people can't click your name and get it!

Wren said...

Mine is up!

http://wrenspilgrimage.com/reviews/?p=33

Deborah said...

mine's up!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at www.ProjectingA.blogspto.com.

LOVED this book. AWESOME.

Wren said...

Ok, correction on my link:

http://www.wrenspilgrimage.com/reviews

cherryblossommj said...

Okay. check out my thoughts... how did I do for a first timer?

http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Here’s my links:

Curmudgeon’s Rant:
http://dameigs.blogspot.com/2007/10/illuminated-by-matt-bronleewe.html

MySpace:
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=194251211&blogID=321911969

Shoutlife:
http://www.shoutlife.com/profile_view.cfm?uid=58795&blog_id=124211&view_mode=blog

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Mine is up:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/10/cfba-blog-tour-illuminated-by-matt.html

Rel said...

Up down under with my review!

Becky said...

Mine is up. I really liked this book, it kept me going till the very end!

Ernie W. said...

The post is up.

http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/

AshleyR said...

Mine is up.


http://godslightuponme.blogspot.com/2007/10/cfba-blog-tour-illuminated-by-matt.html

kc said...

My post and review can be found here:

www.kcreviews.blogspot.com

I'm afraid this wasn't one of my more positive reviews. I guess I'm tired of sugarcoating things.

Enjoy.
Karri

Kelly Klepfer said...

My review is up at Scrambled Dregs. Matt's interview will post Friday.

http://kellyklepfer.blogspot.com/

And I'm going to have to go read Karri's, because I really enjoyed the book... To each his own, hmmm?

Vicki McCollum said...

Posted at SavVy Reviews.

Kim said...

I'm up! If anyone has an extra copy, I'd sure love to read it!!

Kim
berlysue.blogspot.com
Window to My World

Cee Cee said...

Posted.

Erica Vetsch said...

Mine's up with a review.

april penny said...

up!

Deena said...

I'm up, and I'm gonna go ping now.

Jenny said...

I'm up!

Todd said...

Up and pinged!

Jake said...

Review posted..Loved this one!

Jenny said...

I'm up...I absolutely loved this book...had a hard time putting it down.

http://jennyupthehill.blogspot.com/2007/10/ar-bzurl-this-week-christian-fiction.html

Cara Putman said...

I never received my copy, but my post is going up now dated Thursday.

Jill said...

I'm up at http://www.jillelizabethnelson.com/artisticblogger.shtml.

M. C. Pearson said...

Up at Mimi's Pixie Corner. :-)

Michelle said...

I'm finally up. Wish I had time to read more.

C.J. Darlington said...

I'm up, too! My first CFBA post! :)

Page McManus said...

I'm up.

Brittanie said...

UP!

Hisart777 said...

Posted!

ForstRose said...

Up at Bibliophile's Retreat. The exact post is here.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Info up.

Cheryl said...

Mine's up.

Unseen Worlds

Jason said...

I posted a personal review here.

It seems I had a different take on the violence level here. I'm actually going to be blogging about this topic for the next few days - I'd love to have input from y'all.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Hi Jason,

I'd love to join in a good discussion. I left a comment on your blog. Let me know when, and where! :-)

Tami said...

I have my info up, just forgot to leave a comment yesterday.
Tami from Tree Swing Reading

amyanne said...

info is up...just got the book a few days ago!

Christy Lockstein said...

I was up yesterday, just forgot to post it. :)

Karla said...

Mine's up. (Sorry I usually get it posted on Wednesday, but I'm running a little late this week. Good thing you give us 3 days!)

http://ramblinroadstoeverywhere.blogspot.com/2007/10/illuminated.html

storyline said...

Posted.

Gretchen said...

My post is up! :)

So Many Books... said...

Posted.

Karen said...

Mine is up here: http://momofajl.blogspot.com/2007/10/cfba-presents-illuminated-by-matt.html

CeCe Lane said...

I'm up.

Can someone help with the "source code"? I used to be able to copy and paste from here the review of books I've not had a chance to read yet and now I can't. Help.

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up with a review.

Sigh.

Valerie Comer said...

I'm up. Blogger's being a pain tonight, both on my site and posting the comment here. I believe we're finally successful all around.

Vennessa said...

A little late, due to being away on a school camp with my boy, but it is now up.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

I've finally gotten my post up on my blog. Can never do these on Wednesday because that interferes with my regular author spotlights each week. :)

But, here is is:

A Fiction-Filled Life

Betsy Ann said...

I've posted!!

Georgiana said...

I'm bringing up the rear!

Ruth said...

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

Michelle K said...

Mine's posted!

Jim Thompson said...

New blog.
New review.
Same old Jim.