Sunday, August 17, 2008

Merciless by Robin Parrish

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(Bethany House - July 1, 2008)


Robin Parrish


Robin Parrish had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist. In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract.

More than ten years he spent writing for various websites, including,, and Infuze Magazine, which is a unique intersection between art and faith which he also conceived of and created.

One of his more "high concept" ideas for Infuze was to return to his love for storytelling and create a serialized tale that would play out every two weeks, telling a complete, compelling story over the course of nine months. That serialized story eventually came to the attention of several publishers, who saw it as a potential debut novel for Robin Parrish.

In 2005, Bethany House Publishers brought Robin full circle by contracting him for the rights to not only that first book, Relentless -- but two sequels including Fearless and Merciless. A trilogy that unfolded in the consecutive summers of 2006, 2007, and this year, 2008. One massive tale -- of which that first, original story would form only the foundational first volume of the three -- spread across three books.

Robin Parrish is a journalist who's written about pop culture for more than a decade. Currently he serves as Senior Editor at, a community portal that fuses social networking with magazine-style features about entertainment and culture. He and his wife, Karen and son live in North Carolina.


The world as we know it has ENDED.
DEATH and CHAOS creep across the globe and only the POWERLESS can RISE UP to stop it.

But can anything stop the onslaught of the DARKWORLD

From the earth's depths crawls a figure with skin like granite, flames for eyes, and the face of Grant Borrows.
Oblivion has arrived.

Every clock around the world has stopped. Time has frozen.

The Secretum have fulfilled the prophecy, unleashing on earth the most powerful being to walk the earth in thousands of years. His name is Oblivion and his touch is death.

He can't be slowed.
He can't be stopped.
And he can't be killed.

But as long as any live who trust in hope and love and freedom, the fight is not over.

They have only one chance before he brings forth the Darkworld.

Oblivion is: Merciless

"Robin Parrish is the kind of writer who understands how to entertain from the word go. His stories are sure to shape fiction for years to come."
~TED DEKKER, author of ADAM

If you would like to read the first chapter of Merciless, go HERE

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Come and visit some of those who are posting for this tour!

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Beth at The Write Message
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
C.J. at C.J.
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jeni at Allen Family Circus
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at disturbing the universe:reviews and rants
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Musings From The Windowsill
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lynetta at Open Book
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Todd at A Place Called Fiction
Tricia at It's Real Life
Trish at Books and Book Reviews
Ty at
Valerie at In My Little World
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction


Rel said...

Up down under :) No book so no review though.

Deena said...

posted, reviewed and pinged...

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up, but no review.

David Meigs said...

me too

Rulan said...

Mine is posted

Ausjenny said...

Posted no review as i didn't order the book.

Hisart777 said...


Nora said...


Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged, but no review yet.

Deborah said...

mine's up

Lynetta said...

Mine is up with an extremely short review.

Anonymous said...

mine is posted

Kim said...

Posted with a review. Going to ping.


Pam said...

Posted with a review at and

Ernie W. said...


Delia said...

Mine's up.

kc said...


April Erwin said...

Mine's up at

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

Courtney said...

my post is up at

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review posted at dregs with bonus post at Novel Reviews.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted but no review - didn't realize this was book 3 of a three part series... it's not going to make a bit of sense without reading the first two! I did give a recommendation based on reading the first couple pages, though :+}

Gretchen Geyer said...


storyline said...


Valerie Comer said...

Posted at

Erica Vetsch said...

posted and pinged

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up in the right sidebar. :)

Linda said...

posted with no review.

lindaruth said...

Mine is posted (though a day late -- sorry). Good book!

C.J. Darlington said...

Getting this up on the tail end. Sorry about that!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, with a review.

Jim Thompson said...

Mine is finally up. To Robin, or anyone else who is interested, I added my own tuppence to the review.

And Robin, how in the world will you follow this trilogy?

stampedwithgrace said...

posted :)

Jason said...

Posted with a full review. Another awesome book Robin! I agree with Jim above: how do you follow up that?

Michelle K said...

I posted with my own review.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...