Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dark Pursuit

Zondervan (December 1, 2008)


Brandilyn Collins


Brandilyn Collins is known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is currently working on her 20th book. For chances to win free copies of her work, join her Fan Club on Facebook. Here’s what Brandilyn has to say about why she wrote Dark Pursuit:

In John Milton’s Paradise Lost Satan’s followers, kicked out of heaven, boast about storming the gates and reclaiming their territory. Beelzebub scoffs at their boasting as merely “hatching vain empires” and suggests a different revengeful scheme: seduce mankind away from God. So Satan visits the Garden of Eden to teach humans the very thing he and his cohorts have learned to be futile—the dark pursuit of hatching their own vain empires instead of following God. He presented man with this “gift” of death, disguised as life. And man fell for it.

Upon this theme of man’s fall and spiritual blindness, I created the characters and events in Dark Pursuit. The story clips along at a fast pace, with much symbolism running underneath.


Dark Pursuit—A twisting story of murder, betrayal, and eternal choices

Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspense—until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Two years later, reclusive and bitter, he wants one thing: to plot a new novel and regain his reputation.

Kaitlan Sering, his twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, once lived for drugs. After she stole from Darell, he cut her off. Now she’s rebuilding her life. But in Kaitlan’s town two women have been murdered, and she’s about to discover a third. She’s even more shocked to realize the culprit—her boyfriend, Craig, the police chief’s son.

Desperate, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. For over forty years, Darell Brooke has lived suspense. Surely he’ll devise a plan to trap the cunning Craig.

But can Darell’s muddled mind do it? And—if he tries—with what motivation? For Kaitlan’s plight may be the stunning answer to the elusive plot he seeks...

Read the first chapter of Dark Pursuit, HERE.

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Come and visit with some of those posting for this tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
C.J. at C.J.
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Chris at So Much Stuff I Can't Recall
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Dineen at Kittens Come From Eggs
E.J at Sword and Pen
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
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
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Karen at Mommy of Three
Kate at A Simple Walk
Katie at Christian Novels
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
Lauren at Wren Reviews
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lisa at Musings
Lori at journey in grace
Lynetta at Open Book
Margaret at Creative Madness
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Mike at wide-eyed fiction
Myra at Writer at Random
Nicole at Into The Fire
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Patricia at Readin N Writin With Patricia
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rebecca at A Christian Worldview of Fiction
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ryan at loves to read
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sally at Welcome To Sally
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Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stormi at Mystery, Suspense, And God, Oh My!
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
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Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Georgiana said...

Am I seriously first?! No way! OK, my post is scheduled for 5 AM tomorrow.

Trish said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Janna said...

Mine is set for before noon tomorrow - great twist at the ending...

Vicki said...

It's up

Pam said...

Posted with short review at and

Deena said...

Up with review and interview:-)

Nicole said...

Up at Into the Fire.

Rulan said...

Mine are posted.

Hisart777 said...


Smilingsal said...

My review of this WONDERFUL read is up!

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged with a brief review. Enjoyed this one!

Deborah said...

mine's up

Jill said...

My post is up at

Kim said...

Up with a review. Stellar as usual, Brandilyn!!


Jason said...

I've posted with a review. Nice twists and turns. I should've known...

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

I'm up and posted with a review and a book giveaway. Come take a look.


April Erwin said...

mine's up.

AndieJ said...

Mine's up at Radiant Light. Great book!

loves to read said...

Posted with review :)

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review at

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted Review to follow

Cara Putman said...

I'm up on my blog, facebook, and shoutlife with a review.

Ausjenny said...


Rel said...

Up down under...finally!

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at and pinged.

Cheryl Klarich said...


Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Scheduled for AM, with Review.
Sips 'n Cups Cafe


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

My review is up at A Christian Worldview of Fiction.


Sunny said...

Mine is up with my review and Title Trakk's giveaway info.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review up at the Dregs and Novel Reviews, too.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted, reading now.

carla stewart said...

Mine is posted. Can't wait to read this book.

Margie Vawter said...


C.J. Darlington said...

Putting mine up now.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Mine is up with my thoughts.

Lynetta said...

Mine's up with review

Gretchen Geyer said...


Kara S. said...

Loved this book! My post is up with a review! Pinged too. :)

Michelle Sutton said...

Reviewed and up on

Nessa said...

I did have mine up on time, I just forgot to post here. Sorry about that!

Jeni said...

Mine is (finally) up. So sorry for the delay!

Lori said...

Posted and reviewed!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Just posted, review to come. So sorry, my computer is broken - I'm at the library. See blog for details :(.

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Loved this book! For some reason I ended up reading the 2nd and 3rd book now I'm off to read the first! Great series!