Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Crimson Cipher by Susan Page Davis

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Crimson Cipher
Summerside Press (July 1, 2010)

Susan Page Davis


From Susan: I've always loved reading, history, and horses. These things come together in several of my historical books. My young adult novel, Sarah's Long Ride, also spotlights horses and the rugged sport of endurance riding, as does the contemporary romance Trail to Justice. I took a vocational course in horseshoeing after earning a bachelor's degree in history. I don't shoe horses anymore, but the experience has come in handy in writing my books.

Another longtime hobby of mine is genealogy, which has led me down many fascinating paths. I'm proud to be a DAR member! Some of Jim's and my quirkier ancestors have inspired fictional characters.

For many years I worked for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a freelancer, covering local government, school board meetings, business news, fires, auto accidents, and other local events, including a murder trial. I've also written many profiles and features for the newspaper and its special sections. This experience was a great help in developing fictional characters and writing realistic scenes. I also published nonfiction articles in several magazines and had several short stories appear in Woman's World, Grit, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

My husband, Jim, and I moved to his birth state, Oregon, for a while after we were married, but decided to move back to Maine and be near my family. We're so glad we did. It allowed our six children to grow up feeling close to their cousins and grandparents, and some of Jim's family have even moved to Maine!

Our children are all home-schooled. The two youngest are still learning at home. Jim recently retired from his vocation as an editor at a daily newspaper, and we’ve moved from Maine to Kentucky.



A female Navy cryptographer seeks to save lives...and uncover her father’s killers.

In 1915, German sympathizers escalated acts of sabotage in the United States to keep the nation from joining in the war. With enemies lurking at every turn, whom can Emma trust? Is romance the true motive behind her tow suitors advances? Or could one-or both of them-have traitorous intentions in mind?

Following the mysterious murder of Emma Shuster’s father, Lt. John Patterson invites Emma to become a Navy cryptographer because of the expertise she gained in helping her father develop a cipher system.

Emma races to discover the nefarious plans of her country's foes and unmask their leader before others are killed. She finds new strength in her faith as she strives to outwit her adversary, known only as Kobold - German for goblin.

And yet, her greatest challenge may be deciphering the cryptic messages her heart sends whenever she encounters a certain navy lieutenant... Can Emma and John find love in the midst of turmoil as America plunges toward war?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Crimson Cipher, go HERE.

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Susan can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Check out those that have left comments and visit with the others listed to be posting for this tour:

Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Beth at The Write Message
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gretchen at Back Cover Reviews
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Katie at Christian Novels
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristy at I Need To Read
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lori at Lori's Book Reviews
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Missy at Hidden Valley Simplicity
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Scheduled with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=5452

Brittanie said...

Set to post. My review will be up late Sunday or Monday when we get back from vacation.

Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Scheduling to Post by Friday afternoon over @ Book Reviews! Thanks!

Deanna said...

So disappointed this book never arrived! Posted, but no review.

Tea said...

I bet this book is very good. You can never learn enough about that WWII

Heart2Heart said...

Great book. Please change the blog link from Heart 2 Heart to Reviews From The Heart. Here is the link that posted this morning.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

scheduled http://wp.me/pYHD5-18I

Ruth said...


Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Tarasview said...


Georgiana said...


Deborah said...

I'm up with my review

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & reviewed!

Mocha with Linda said...


Christy Lockstein said...

Up with review

M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

Set to post this afternoon with review

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. I'm enjoying the book. Will post review later.

Cheryl Klarich said...


Jenny said...

One of the best books I've read all year! Here's my post.

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...


updated link with review

Susan Stitch said...

published with review

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Great Book!

Ausjenny said...

posted but no review as still awaiting this book to arrive.

Janna said...

Loved this book - fascinating. Posted with review.

Anonymous said...

i'm up at www.ineedtoread.blogspot.com