Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Elisha's Bones

(Bethany House March 1, 2009)


Don Hoesel


Don Hoesel was born and raised in Buffalo, NY but calls Spring Hill, TN home. He is a Web site designer for a Medicare carrier in Nashville, TN. He has a BA in Mass Communication from Taylor University and has published short fiction in Relief Journal.

He lives in Spring Hill with his wife and two children.

Elisha's Bones is his first novel.


Every year, professor of antiquities Jack Hawthorne looks forward to the winter break as a time to hide away from his responsibilities. Even if just for a week or two. But this year, his plans are derailed when he's offered almost a blank check from a man chasing a rumor.

Billionaire Gordon Reese thinks he knows where the bones of the prophet Elisha are--bones that in the Old Testament brought the dead back to life. The bones of the prophet once raised the dead to life... but they vanished from history in a whisper.

Bankrolled by a dying man of unlimited means, Hawthorne's hunt spans the globe and leads him into a deadly conspiracy older than the church itself. A born skeptic, Jack doesn't think much of the assignment but he could use the money, so he takes the first step on a chase for the legendary bones that will take him to the very ends of the earth.

But he's not alone. Joined with a fiery colleague, Esperanza Habilla, they soon discover clues to a shadowy organization whose long-held secrets have been protected . . . at all costs. And he soon discovers those sworn to keep the secret of the bones will do anything to protect them. As their lives are threatened again and again, the real race is to uncover the truth before those chasing them hunt them down.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Elisha's Bones, go HERE

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The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764205609

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Don can be reached through the Contact link on his Website

Come and visit with those posting for this tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
April at Projecting A
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Trish at A Joyful Heart
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife


April Erwin said...

Mine goes up at midnight.

Nora said...

Posted, pinged , review to follow.


Cara Putman said...

Review scheduled to go up bright and early Thursday morning.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

L. Diane Wolfe said...


L. Diane Wolfe

Leslie said...

Post with a review has been written and is scheduled to post at 6am Thursday.

Ernie W. said...

The post is up.

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged. No review yet but looks fascinating!

Jim Thompson said...

Posted with personal review and pinged. Great read!

Andi said...

Posted, and pinged.

Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow

Janna said...

Posted with review - good book!

Jenny said...

Posted & Pinged!

Courtney said...

My post is up at: http://amomspeaks.com/elishas-bones-by-don-hoesel/

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Ruth said...


Jim Black said...

Mine is scheduled for tomorrow.

Deanna said...

It is always such a privilege to read an author's first book!

Posting this morning!

Deborah said...

mine's up

stampedwithgrace said...

posted :)

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

set to post for tomorrow!

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted, reviewed & pinged! I can believe this is his first novel...fantastic read!

Sunny said...

Scheduled for Friday morning.

Georgiana said...

Highly enjoyable! Scheduled for tomorrow a.m.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Tour post is up!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. A review will come the first of the week.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted and pinged

Jason said...

Skidding in at the last minute once again - YES!

Review posted - I agree, very good start. Now I'm ready to travel...

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Posted and reviewed at Forensics and Faith. (And pinged.)

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

In addition to posting for the Elisha's Bons tour, I now have the full review written.

On my blog:

Short version:

And on:

Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Bookmooch, Librarything, chapters.ca, christianbook.com, twitter, and facebook