Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Not About Me by Michelle Sutton

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

It's Not About Me

Sheaf House Publishers (September 1, 2008)


Michelle Sutton


Michelle Sutton has lived in Arizona and since 1991 and has two sons and a husband of 18 years. She began writing fiction in August 2003 when God inspired her to write a novel with realistic characters that would glorify Him. In 2004 she joined ACFW - American Christian Fiction Writers. In 2006 Michelle ran for Volunteer Officer on the ACFW Operating board and ACFW members elected her to serve a two year term. She sold her first manuscript Then Sings My Soul (now re-titled It's Not About Me) to Sheaf House and her debut novel was released in Sept. 2008. The second book in the Second Glances series - It's Not About Him - will be released the following fall (Sept. 2009.)

Last, Michelle is Editor in Chief of the new Christian Fiction Online Magazine. The debut issue released in July 2008. The magazine is sponsored by the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.


Annie has it all. She's attractive, graduated with honors, was accepted at the college of her choice, has supportive parents, good friends, and a steady boyfriend who loves her. One night an unexpected visitor appears and Annie's safe world is destroyed by a brutal attack. As she tries to pick up the pieces of her broken life, she is torn between two brothers, both of whom claim to love her. She is attracted to both, but which one does she love? How can she choose when her decision may cause a permanent rift between them? And more important, will she give her heart to the One who will sustain her even when human love fails.

"...the exquisitely written spiritual content shows the reader that redemption is available, no matter what the circumstances."
- 4 Stars, Romantic Times!

Instead of dealing with timely issues like alcoholism, premarital sex and pornography in a preachy, oh-so-tired fashion, Michelle Sutton's It's Not About Me gets to the heart of the matter with a shocking dose of realism and poignant storytelling. From the first paragraph, Sutton weaves together a thoroughly entertaining story that'll keep readers intrigued for the long haul as they get to know Annie, Dan, Tony and Susie—young adults that probably don't look and sound all that different from themselves. Now that's a seriously refreshing turn for Christian fiction."
~Christa Ann Banister~, author of Around the World in 80 Dates, (NavPress 2007) and Blessed are the Meddlers (NavPress 2008)

It's Not About Me is a wonderfully entertaining and deliciously suspenseful read that will keep you turning the pages. Sutton doesn't back away from the drama and with all of the twists and turns, It's Not About Me is hard to put down. I cannot wait for the sequel! Bravo!"
~Victoria Christopher Murray~, Essence best-selling author of multiple titles including The Ex Files and the upcoming YA series The Divine Divas

“Annie captured my heart on the first page and kept me enthralled to the very end. This edgy, yet surprisingly poignant story travels the inroads of intimate relationships – man to woman, brother to brother, parent to child, friend to friend. But especially satisfying is the author’s delicate handling of the relationship between a searching soul and the loving Savior who alone possesses the power to work all things out for the good. A terrific debut for Michelle Sutton. I can’t wait to read more from this talented author!”
~Virginia Smith~, author of Just As I Am and Sincerely, Mayla

"Michelle Sutton's gritty writing style will very likely go straight to the hearts of teens, addressing what they deal with every day in what is all too often grim reality for our youth. Sutton is no doubt a refreshing and much needed voice in today's YA fiction."
~Tina Ann Forkner~, Author of Ruby Among Us
Waterbrook Press/Random House

If you would like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of It's Not About Me, go HERE

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0979748518

Author's picture is:

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Michelle can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit some of those posting for this tour:
Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Amy at Peek a boo ICU
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camille at There is a season
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Erin at Life Around Here
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jenn at Adventures At Walden's Pond
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
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
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lisa at Musings
Lori at journey in grace
Lynetta at Open Book
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Peggy at Sips N Cups Café
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Susan at Scribbles by Susan May Warren
Tabitha at 123pizza's Weblog
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Ty at CB Reviews


Michelle Sutton said...

Well this is cool! I get to post first on my own tour. :) Thanks everyone for enjoying this time with me.

KeepItSimple said...

Okay - I didn't let the ball drop on this one. It is scheduled to post on Friday morning.

Blessings -

Cara Putman said...

My interview and giveaway goes up again in the morning.

carla stewart said...

I've posted. I reviewed the book on my blog last month. Congrats, Michelle!!

Rulan said...

Have posted mine.

David Meigs said...

Way to go Michelle!

Loved your book. :-)

Rel said...

Up down under with review and interview!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

This one is up - yeah, YA!!!

Pattie said...

post AND review are up now :) Thanks, Michelle :)

Tabitha said...

Scheduled to post on the 2nd.

Jill said...

My post is up with review at http://www.jillelizabethnelson.com/artisticblogger.shtml

Anonymous said...

i'm up at www.ineedtoread.blogspot.com

Barb J. said...

I posted. Great book!

Kim said...

Posted with a review! There is a great interview coming up on Friday as well!


Lynetta said...

Posted with review.

AndieJ said...

WOOT-WOOT MICHELLE! Loved, loved, loved it! Mine's up!

ForstRose said...

CFBA Post is up. Interview posts tomorrow and my review went up on Monday.


CherryBlossomMJ said...

Posted with review (finished it just minutes ago).


Jim Thompson said...

Posted and Pinged.

Pam said...

Posted with a review at http://daysongreflections.com

Tarasview said...

My review is up!

Brittanie said...


Erin said...

Posted with my comments at beginning..this book was absolutely beyond a shadow of a doubt on my top 10 list...fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted & Reviewed

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review posted at the Dregs, interview on Friday. Bonus post at Novel Reviews.

April Erwin said...

Mine posts on Friday at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com. SO many good books this month. :)

Deborah said...

mine's up. no review yet b/c my copy is still at my old house! but michelle as soon as i get it i will read, post and let you know!

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

What a great book!

My post will be up in the AM (Friday) about 4 PT.

Includes an interview


Jennifer AlLee said...



Amy Wallace said...


Georgiana said...

I posted =)

Lori said...

Posted with a giveaway! Congrats, Michelle!

stampedwithgrace said...

posted. I'm so disappointed that I'm behind on my reading and haven't been able to get to this one yet! I've been looking forward to it for so long. I hope to read it next week :)
congrats Michelle!

Mocha with Linda said...

Finally got it up!