Monday, September 08, 2008

Wounded: A Love Story by Claudia Mair Burney

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Wounded: A Love Story

David C. Cook (September 2008)


Claudia Mair Burney


Claudia is the author of the popular Ragamuffin Diva blog and the David C. Cook novel Zora and Nicky: A novel in Black And White. She is also the author of Death, Deceit, and Some Smooth Jazz, and the Amanda Bell Brown Mysteries and the Exorsistah series for teens. Her work has appeared in Discipleship Journal magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional Bible, and Justice in the Burbs.

She lives in Michigan with her husband, five of their seven children, and a quirky dwarf rabbit.



If a miracle happened to you, wouldn't you tell everyone? What if they thought you were crazy?

Gina Merritt, poor in health and rich in faith is the last person to expect a miracle to happen to her. As she sits in a pew on Ash Wednesday with throbbing pain in her knees and a raging migraine, she turns her concentration elsewhere and silently prays, "Share with me, Jesus."

Instantly she has a holy vision of the Son of God kneeling before her. As tears fill her eyes, Christ kisses Gina's hands, leaving two perfect red roses. When the vision fades, Gina's hands are bleeding.

Anthony Priest, the junkie sitting beside her, instinctively touches Gina when she cries out, but she flees in shock and pain. A prizewinning journalist before drugs destroyed his career, Anthony is stunned that he is suddenly overcome with a sense of well-being and he instantly knows that he is cured of his addiction. Wanting an explanation, Anthony follows Gina home.

Is it a miracle, or just a religious delusion? It seems like everyone who knows of the mysterious stigmata has an opinion, and it's not always favorable. Putting aside their difference and their mutual distrust, Gina and Anthony embark on a search for answers. Along the way they encounter an uncertain evangelical pastor, a gentle Catholic priest, a certifiable religious zealot, and a transvestite drug dealer, all of whom lend their voices to the tale. It's a quest for truth, sanity, and grace…and an unexpected love story.

If you would like to read an excerpt from Wounded: A Love Story, go HERE

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Come and visit some of those posting for this tour:

Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at Angela
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Camy at Camy Tang
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
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
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Elaina at Restore
Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jeni at Allen Family Circus
Jenn at Adventures At Walden's Pond
Jill at Artistic Blogger
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
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Lundie at Lundie's Life
Mandy at Mommy Cracked
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marilynn at Rhythms of Grace
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
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Shelley at Ink Scrawls
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Ty at CB Reviews

Claudia can be reached through the Contact link on our weekly newsletter


Nora said...

Posted - Review to follow

Deena said...

Ready to go up tomorrow AM:-)

Rel said...

Up down under but no book so no review :)

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted, but no book arrival yet... :(

Pattie said...

posted but not reviewing this time. Just helping promote this author! :)

Michelle Sutton said...

Posted. No review.

Marci said...

My post is scheduled for tomorrow.

Angela said...

Mine is scheduled for Wednesdsay.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Mine is scheduled to post on Tuesday

Another Road to Ramble

Angela Breidenbach said...

Even though I didn't have the time to review this book (and I did not order it) I loved the book cover so much that I wanted to join in the blog tour. So I'm not on the schedule, but I'm up on Tuesday anyway:-)
LOVE THE COVER! It should win a book cover contest.

David Meigs said...

me too

Rulan said...

I've posted mine.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Posted Monday's tour this week instead of Wednesday.
I am hosting an author this Wed-Thursday who was a Pastor at Ground Zero after 9-11.

Kim said...

I'm posted. No review because I did not receive the book.


Margie Vawter said...


Shauna said...

My post is up, and I'll add a review after I finish the book.

Pam said...

Posted with comment at and May review later when I finish it.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at

Didn't get the book until Saturday, so a review will follow later.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review. What an amazing book!

Jill said...

My post is up at

Erica Vetsch said...

Posted the blurb.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Interview posted. Review on Wednesday.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and Pinged.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Tara said...

posted the cfba review

Georgiana said...

My mini I-haven't-finished-reading-the-book-yet-because-I-just-got-it review is going up first thing in the morning.

Deborah said...

mine's up

loves to read said...

posted, but I just got the book so no review yet...

Kim said...

I finally received the book. Added a brief review to my original post. Not on my favorites list. Sorry.


Janna said...

I am set to post Wednesday night - I have my review partially done, I want to get it finished before it actually goes up, but this way I don't forget...

Patricia W. said...

Not receiving review books yet but I posted anyway because I love Claudia's books!

AndieJ said...

I haven't finished the book because I received it late, but I did post a review of what I've read so far.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Posted with my thoughts.

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

I also received it late, but was able to post a review from what I've read. STILL not really sure what I think of this book! :)

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up. A day late and a dollar short...again.

Jeni said...

Posted a bit sorry!