Sunday, January 11, 2009

Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Thomas Nelson (January 6, 2009)


Ted Dekker
Erin Healy


Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.

After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor's Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.

Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. Dekker's body of work encompassing seven mysteries, three thrillers and ten fantasies includes Heaven's Wager, When Heaven Weeps, Thunder of Heaven, Blessed Child, A Man Called Blessed, Blink, Thr3e, The Circle Trilogy (Black, Red, White), Obsessed, Renegade, and Chaos.


Erin Healy is an award-winning fiction editor who has worked with talented novelists such as James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, Brandilyn Collins, L. B. Graham, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Randy Ingermanson, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gilbert Morris, Frank Peretti, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer, Robert Whitlow, and many others.

She began working with Ted Dekker in 2002 and edited twelve of his heart-pounding storiesbefore their collaboration on Kiss, the first novel to seat her on "the other side of the desk."

Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a Colorado-based consulting firm specializing in fiction book development. She and her husband, Tim, are the proud parents of two children


Let me tell you all I know for sure. My name. Shauna.
I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend-how could I have forgotten him?-my uncle and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can't be true-can it?

I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I'm unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I'm starting to remember things I've never known. Things not about me. I think I'm going crazy.

And even worse, I think they want to kill me.

But who? And for what? Is dying for the truth really better than living with a lie?

Sometimes dying with the truth is better than living with a lie.

After a car accident puts Shauna McAllister in a coma and wipes out six months of her memory, she returns to her childhood home to recover, but her arrival is fraught with confusion.

Her estranged father, a senator bidding on the White House, and her abusive stepmother blame Shauna for the tragedy, which has left her beloved brother severely brain damaged. Leaning on Wayne Spade, a forgotten but hopeful lover who stays by her side, Shauna tries to sort out what happened that night by jarring her memory to life. Instead, she acquires a mysterious mental ability that will either lead her to truth or get her killed by the people trying to hide it.

In this blind game of cat and mouse that stares even the darkest memories in the face, Shauna is sure of only one thing: if she remembers, she dies.

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

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What people are saying about KISS:
“The human brain could actually be the real final frontier—we know so little about it and yet it drives the world as we know it. So when authors like Erin and Ted bravely explore these mysterious regions, going into complex places like memory and soul and relationships, I become hooked. The creativity of this suspenseful story is sure to hook other readers as well. Very memorable!”
~Melody Carlson, author of Finding Alice and The Other Side of Darkness

“Dekker and Healy prove a winning team in this intriguing, imaginative thriller.”
~James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Try Darkness

“Kiss by Erin Healy and Ted Dekker is a superb thriller that hooked me from the first sentence. The original plot kept me guessing, and I may never look at a kiss the same way again. I’ll be watching for the next book!”
~Colleen Coble, author of Cry in the Night

“The writing team of Erin Healy and Ted Dekker has taken me through a page-turner with Kiss. It’s one of those books that you think about when you’re not reading it. I highly recommend it, especially if you don’t mind staying up late because you can’t put the book down!”
~Rene Gutteridge, author of Skid and My Life As a Doormat

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Ted and Erin can be reached through the Contact link on their websites.

Come and visit with some of the blogs posting for this tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
Carrie at The Random Thoughts Of Carrie
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Dineen at Kittens Come From Eggs
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews By Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kate at A Simple Walk
Katie at Christian Novels
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lisa at Musings
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Margaret at Creative Madness
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
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ruth at Bookish Ruth
Sally at Book Critiques
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Shelley at Ink Scrawls
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at Scribbles by Susan May Warren
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Todd at A Place Called Fiction
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Tricia at It's Real Life
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction
Vicki at Vicki Tiede


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Scheduled. Waiting for this one to arrive :).

Cara Putman said...

My review is all set to post on Tuesday.

Nicole said...

I'm up at Into the Fire.

Shauna said...

My post is up.

Rulan said...

Mine are posted.

Lori Jolliffe said...


Michelle Sutton said...

Reviewed it and love it! My post will appear at one o'clock Monday.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted and Reviewed

Smilingsal said...

I've read it, reviewed it, and posted it. Now, I'm off to PING!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Post is up, review coming this afternoon, this book is amazing and extremly suspensful!

Kim said...

Up with a review and later today I will be posting an interview with Erin Healy! She is COOL!!


kc said...

Bonnie, please put me on your list for this tour. My post is up! Great book.

CherryBlossomMJ said...


April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged. I'm halfway through and submitted only a partial review. I plan to finish later after I've finished the novel. So far, I'm liking it a lot. Better (IMO) than a typical Dekker.

Nessa said...

I loved this one! My post is up1

Anonymous said...

My post is up! Loved this book!

Deena said...

Up, with a review(YAY, me!)

AndieJ said...

Mine's up! Loved, loved it!

Tami said...

My post is up with a review. I loved it!

Pam said...

Posted with a review.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review up. Erin's interview on Wednesday.

Ausjenny said...


Susan Stitch said...

Posted and pinged at

~michelle pendergrass said...

mine's up, right sidebar. :)

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Illuminating Fiction said...

Up and running.

Ruth said...


Tarasview said...

my post is up.

Peg said...

Scheduled, with review--sorta. (grin)
I'll figure out the ping stuff later.

Sips 'n Cups Cafe

Sunny said...

Mine is scheduled to post Wed morning with my review.

Leslie said...

Post and review is up.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Posted. I'm having trouble getting into the story. I see many said they liked it, so I'll keep reading for awhile.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged. Had a little trouble getting Blogger to accept the copied code from the CFBA blog. Finally, I had to delete the YouTube embedding code.

Carrie said...

Mine is up.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged with a mini-review. Wow, what a great book!!!

Amy said...

posted with a review. :)

Jasmine said...


Lynetta said...

Mine's up with a short review.

Margie Vawter said...

Mine's posted with a short review. Excellent book!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review.

Kelly said...

My post is up!

Janna said...

I'm up just in time with a review - excellent book!

Gretchen Geyer said...

I have an interview up now too! Erin's web-site is Very Cool.

Kim said...

I got to meet Ted Dekker and Erin Healy!! Please come visit!

greenguynow said...

Enter for a chance to win an advance copy of Ted Dekker's new book BoneMan's Daughters at dates are March 25th until March 31st, 2009.