Monday, October 27, 2008

Dangerous Heart by Tracey Bateman

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dangerous Heart

Avon Inspire (October 14, 2008)


Tracey Bateman

Tracey Bateman published her first novel in 2000 and has been busy ever since. There are two other books in the Westward Hearts Series, Defiant Heart (#1) and Distant Heart (#2)

She learned to write by writing, and improved by listening to critique partners and editors. She has sold over 30 books in six years.
She became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in the early months of its inception in 2000 and served as president for a year.

Tracey loves Sci-fi, Lifetime movies, and Days of Our Lives (this is out of a 21 year habit of watching, rather than enjoyment of current storylines).

She has been married to her husband Rusty for 18 years, has four kids, and lives in Lebanon, Missouri.


For the past seven years, Ginger Freeman has had one goal: find Grant Kelley and make him pay for allowing her brother to die. Growing up motherless with a father who leads an outlaw gang, Ginger isn’t exactly peaches and cream. So when she finally tracks down Grant on a wagon train headed west, she figured providence had stepped in and given her the chance she’s been waiting for.

On the wagon train, finally surrounded by a sense of family and under the nurturing eye of Toni Rodde, Ginger begins to lose her rough edges. She’s made friends for the first time and has become part of something bigger than revenge. Not only has her heart softened toward people in general, but God has become a reality she never understood before. And watching Grant doctor the pioneers, she’s realized she can’t just kill him and leave the train without medical care. Putting her anger aside, before long, Ginger’s a functioning part of the group.

But when the outlaw gang, headed by her pa, shows up and infiltrates the wagon train, she is forced to question her decision. Only self-sacrifice and her new relationship with God can make things right. But it might also means she loses everything she’s begun to hold dear.

If you would like to read from the first chapter of Dangerous Heart, go HERE

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Tracey 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 My Life
Andie at frommipov
Andrea at Ask Andrea
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erin at Life Around Here
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at Adventures At Walden's Pond
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
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
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lynetta at Open Book
Marcia at Writer-lee
Margaret at Creative Madness
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Melissa at Bibliophile's Retreat
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rhonda at Whatever…
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at His Reading List
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Valerie at In My Little World
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Deena said...

Ready for AM, with no review:-(

Rel said...

Up down under but didn't receive the book so no review :(

Rulan said...

Mine is set to post in about 45 minutes.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted Review to follow

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Kim said...

I'm up with a review.


Lynetta said...

Mine's up with a short two cents.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

will be posted tomorrow or later today with review.

BTW there is no closing ")" in talking about Tracey's likes in the post.

Courtney said...

my post is up

April Erwin said...

mine's up.

AndieJ said...

Just put mine up. No review for this one as the book just arrived over the weekend. *pout*

Pam said...

Posted with a short review at and

Deanna said...

Happy Monday! I posted with a review. What a good book!

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Mocha with Linda said...

Tracey Bateman always writes a good one. I'm posted.

Ernie W. said...

Post is up ( a little late, but it's there, sorry)

Ausjenny said...

Posting I haven't received the book either

Tarasview said...

posted the blurb... no review yet because I had no book to read yet!

carla stewart said...

I've posted.

Jasmine said...

Post scheduled for tomorrow. But no review since no book!

Jendi said...

A day late and a dollar short, but I posted!

Victoria said...

Mine is up.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted, but no review - didn't receive the book.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Upsie Daisy with review at the Dregs and Novel Reviews

Pattie said...

posted and a half-review (didn't finish yet!)

Georgiana said...

Scheduled for first thing in the morning.

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up. Just got the book recently and didn't have time to start it but I love all of Tracey's historical fiction and the books in this series in particular.

Deborah said...

mine's up

Barb J. said...

I've posted.

Margie Vawter said...


KeepItSimple said...

Posted this morning, with no review. I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Pepper Basham said...

posted and reviewed. What a fun book!!

ForstRose said...

Posted. Review to come as soon as I have time to write it. Just finished reading.

Janna said...

Posted with a review!

Jim Thompson said...

So, I finally posted my review. Huzzah, huzzah!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

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