Monday, September 15, 2008

Isolation by Travis Thrasher

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


FaithWords (September 12, 2008)


Travis Thrasher


It was during third grade after a teacher encouraged him in his writing and as he read through The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis that Travis decided he wanted to be a writer. The dream never left him, and allowed him to fulfill that dream of writing fulltime in 2007.

Travis Thrasher is the author of numerous works of fiction, including his most personal and perhaps his deepest work, Sky Blue, that was published in summer of 2007. This year he has to novels published, Out of the Devil’s Mouth, and a supernatural thriller, Isolation.

Travis is married to Sharon and they are the proud parents of Kylie, born in November, 2006, and Hailey, a Shih-Tzu that looks like an Ewok. They live in suburban Chicago.





. . . Alone

When a missionary family moves into a secluded mansion in the mountains of North Carolina, they think they are escaping their nightmares. But when a snowstorm hits and they are trapped inside their new home, their worst fears become reality. As they fight to stay alive, they will be tested in ways they never imagined. Can their love for one another and their faith in God save them from the dangers lurking here?

A masterfully written story that will grip you from its mysterious beginning to its chilling end.

From Publishers Weekly:

"In this dark chiller, Thrasher (Sky Blue; The Promise Remains) demonstrates a considerable talent for the horror genre. Like Stephen King, Thrasher pits flawed but likable characters against evil forces that at first seem escapable but gradually take on a terrifying ubiquity.

The Miller family has recently returned to suburban Chicago after a harrowing experience on the mission field. Hoping to get away from the busyness of suburban living, they travel to the mountains of North Carolina for an extended stay in an enormous, remote lodge where husband and father Jim plans to write a book while trying to reconnect with his family.

When a snowstorm isolates them further and spiritual attacks make them feel they are losing their minds, both Jim and his wife, Stephanie, begin to wonder if God can rescue them and their two young children. Aside from sharing too many plot points with The Shining, this novel hits very few false notes and should appeal to fans of Christian fiction, the horror genre and all who enjoy well-crafted and suspenseful stories."

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

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Come and visit some of those posting for the tour...and pray for the safety of our members in Texas and other locales affected by Hurricane Ike!

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amy at My Life
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
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
C.J. at C.J.
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jeni at Allen Family Circus
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Kristy at I Need To Read
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Lauren at Books...
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Marcia at The Yielded Quill
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marilynn at Rhythms of Grace
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Nicole at Into The Fire
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rhonda at Whatever…
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Shelley at Ink Scrawls
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stephanie at Punkin' Press
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Todd at A Place Called Fiction
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction


Nicole said...

I'm up at

Nora St. Laurent said...

posted and reviewed

Georgiana said...

My post is scheduled for Wed morning, but I won't be here then so I'm commenting now =)

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

Deena said...

Up for the AM, with a review, and will 'ping' in the AM...praying for those in Ike's path and in Ike's wake:-)
{{{{{{{{{{warm dry hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up. A few chapters from the end of Ginger Garrett's book, so I haven't started this one yet.

David Meigs said...


Rulan said...

Mine is up at last. My Internet is painfully slow tonight.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Anonymous said...

i'm up at

Rel said...

Up down under!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Post is up. Review to come. Book arrived late, but I look forward to reading it. I also went back and posted my review on another of his books just because.

cherryblossommj dot blogspot dot com

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged. Partial review. A full review is coming, probably tomorrow. This novel is truly riveting. I closed it last night only because I HAD to get some sleep.

Kim said...

Posted with a GIVE AWAY and a review!

Cool and creepy read!


Delia said...

Mine's up.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Oh, BTW. I'm having a giveaway for a copy of Isolation up until Wed PM/Thursday AM.

Marci said...

My post is up now. Marcia

Janna said...

Scheduled to post Tuesday with a review and giveaway - interesting book!

Pam said...

I have posted with a separate review at

KeepItSimple said...

Posted, but no review. (I need to start taking notes!!!)

Blessings -

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at

Wren said...

I'm up

Wren Reviews -

Jill said...

My post is up at

Deborah said...

mine's up and i'm giving away a copy as well

AndieJ said...

Mine's up! Sorry it's a day late! I was testing for a job yesterday.

C.J. Darlington said...

I'm up!

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Wasn't able to finish reading before the tour. Posted.

Courtney said...

my review is up

Gretchen Geyer said...


Michelle K said...

posted with a review!

Cheryl Klarich said...

My review is up! Scariest book ever...

Jasmine said...

Mine is posted!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review

storyline said...


Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Mine is up - SCARY book!

Jason said...

Scary? I shouldn't have read it to my boys as a bedtime story? Aw fish sticks...

J/K - yeah it is intense. Here's my personal review, under the gun as usual (someone has to bring up the rear)

stampedwithgrace said...

posted :)