Sunday, December 06, 2009

Whirlwind by Robert Liparulo

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Thomas Nelson (December 29, 2009)


Robert Liparulo


Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first novel, Comes a Horseman, released to critical acclaim. Each of his subsequent thrillers—Germ, Deadfall, and Deadlock—secured his place as one of today’s most popular and daring thriller writers.

He is known for investing deep research and chillingly accurate predictions of near-future scenarios into his stories. In fact, his thorough, journalistic approach to research has resulted in his becoming an expert on the various topics he explores in his fiction, and he has appeared on such media outlets as CNN and ABC Radio.

Liparulo’s visual style of writing has caught the eye of Hollywood producers. Currently, three of his novels for adults are in various stages of development for the big screen: the film rights to Comes A Horseman. were purchased by the producer of Tom Clancy’s movies; and Liparulo is penning the screenplays for GERM and Deadfall for two top producers. He is also working with the director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Holes) on a political thriller. Novelist Michael Palmer calls Deadfall “a brilliantly crafted thriller.” March 31st marked the publication of Deadfall’s follow-up, Deadlock, which novelist Gayle Lynds calls, “best of high-octane suspense.”

Liparulo’s bestselling young adult series, Dreamhouse Kings, debuted last year with House of Dark Shadows and Watcher in the Woods. Book three, Gatekeepers, released in January, and number four, Timescape, in July. The series has garnered praise from readers, both young and old, as well as attracting famous fans who themselves know the genre inside and out. Of the series, Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine says, “I loved wandering around in these books. With a house of so many great, haunting stories, why would you ever want to go outside?”

With the next two Dreamhouse books “in the can,” he is currently working on his next thriller, which for the first time injects supernatural elements into his brand of gun-blazing storytelling. The story is so compelling, two Hollywood studios are already in talks to acquire it—despite its publication date being more than a year away. After that comes a trilogy of novels, based on his acclaimed short story, which appeared in James Patterson’s Thriller anthology. New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry calls Liparulo’s writing “Inventive, suspenseful, and highly entertaining . . . Robert Liparulo is a storyteller, pure and simple.” He lives with his family in Colorado.

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Which door do you go through to save the world?

David, Xander, and Toria King never know where the mysterious portals in their house will take them: past, present, or future. They have battled gladiators and the German army, dodged soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, and jumped from the sinking Titanic. They've also seen the stark future that awaits if they can't do something to change it--a destroyed city filled with mutant creatures.

And they've still got to find a way to bring Mom back and keep Taksidian from getting them out of the house. The dangers are hitting them like a whirlwind . . . but the answers are becoming apparent as well.

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Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gretchen at Back Cover Reviews
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
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Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristy at I Need To Read
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nicole at Into The Fire
Pam at A Writer's Journey
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Tarasview said...

scheduled to post

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Michelle Sutton said...

Haven't seen the book yet. I hope it isn't lost. Anyway, my post is going up tomorrow.

Mark said...

mine is posted, great book & series

Rulan said...

Posted. Haven't received the book yet.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

No book yet. Posted with my eager thoughts of anticipation! Have loved the first four titles in the series :).

Kim said...

Posted and reviewed. The book didn't actually show up in my mailbox until Saturday....but as many of you know...we read ahead at my house! :)

Yes, the boys are still listed in the acknowledgments! I have to brag somewhere!!

What an adventure!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. I LOVE this series and so does my nephew. He's very psyched to read it now that I'm finished.

Jim Thompson said...

My review, which is really more of a promo, is on The Well-dressed Branch, my main blog. Can't wait to read Whirlwind.

Rel said...

Up down under with a signed and personalised giveaway of Whirlwind and a Character Spotlight on Taksidian!

Jasmine said...

Posted, though no book yet.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with a short review at

Courtney said...

Post is up at

Brittanie said...

Posted. My 12 girl cousin loves this series.

Georgiana said...

Scheduled to post Wed morning. Watching for it in the mail :D

Deanna said...

I just received it, but when the boys saw it sitting on the counter they were SO excited! I posted this morning.

Illuminating Fiction said...

Post is up. Haven't yet received the book.

carla stewart said...

Posted. My book came over the weekend.

Nicole said...

No review yet, but post will up tonight (Wed.).

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review will post 12-09 Novel Reviews and the Dregs.

Shauna said...

Just received my book yesterday and have posted.

southeastcountrywife said...

i'm up at

sorry for the delay...the html wasn't up when i last checked here (because of the time difference?) and since i've had an international visitor, i've been a bit caught up.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted with a comment about how much I love this series! :)

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. With a comment on how much I enjoy all Bob's books. Haven't had time to read this one yet, so full review will come later.

Janna said...

Finally posted with review (I've been really sick all day - head finally stopped pounding long enough for me to type the review) book arrived Saturday... finished the one I was on and then devoured this one!

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up

Nicole said...

Finally posted review at Into the Fire.

Angela Breidenbach said...

Got my book a couple of days ago and am posting it tonight for tomorrow. I emailed Robert and let him know.