Tuesday, October 27, 2009

eye of the god by Ariel Allison

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

eye of the god

Abingdon Press (October 1, 2009)


Ariel Allison


Allison is a published author who lives in a small Texas town with her husband and three young sons. She is the co-author of Daddy Do You Love Me: a Daughter’s Journey of Faith and Restoration (New Leaf Press, 2006). Justin Case, the first of three children’s books will be published by Harvest House in June 2009. Ariel is a weekly contributor to www.ChristianDevotions.us and has written for Today’s Christian Woman. She ponders on life as a mother of all boys at www.themoabclub.blogspot.com and on her thoughts as a redeemed dreamer at www.arielallison.blogspot.com.

From Ariel:
I am the daughter of an acclaimed and eccentric artist, and given my “unconventional” childhood, had ample time to explore the intricacies of story telling. I was raised at the top of the Rocky Mountains with no running water or electricity (think Laura Ingles meets the Hippie Movement), and lived out the books I read while running barefoot through the sagebrush. My mother read to me by the light of a kerosene lantern for well over a decade, long after I could devour an entire novel in the course of a day. Authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, George MacDonald, and L.M. Montgomery were the first to capture my heart and I have
grown to love many others since.


eye of the god takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.

We follow Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, in their quest to steal the gem, which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita. When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it. That won’t stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers.

However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the “eye of the god” is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.

When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves. No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story.

If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of eye of the god, go HERE

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Ariel can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

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Debra at Soul Reflections
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Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
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Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kate at A Simple Walk
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Kim at Window To My World
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Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
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Margaret at Creative Madness
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Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Missy at A Weak Rose
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
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Michelle Sutton said...

My post will be up Friday morning around 8AM. Hopefully this will be enough time for me to read the book or at least some of it.

Rulan said...

Mine is up.

Nora St. Laurent said...

posted and reviewd

Finding Hope Through Fiction

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Posted and goes live at 7am!

Rel said...

Up down under with review and exclusive Character Spotlight :)

Cara Putman said...

Mine goes up on Thursday am.

Kim said...

My review is up...neat story!

Window To My World

Deanna said...


April Erwin said...

mine's up.

Jim Thompson said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is now up...

Shauna said...


Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Winter said...

Mine's up.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Posted via my blackberry. Think it went through. Review to post with computer internet access. Amazing book want more!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Ok. From my phone it did not translate the html, so I'm back at the library fixing the post.


Review included!

Jim Thompson said...

Oops ... I forgot to post my review on my personal blog, The Well-Dressed Branch. Now I've corrected that little gaffe.

loves to read said...


Janna said...

Fantastic book - up with review!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review. Loved this one!


Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a short review

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted with review.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Pepper Basham said...

posted with short review

Nessa said...

Mine is up.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.