Sunday, September 12, 2010

Immanuel's Vein by Ted Dekker

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Immanuel's Veins
Thomas Nelson (September 7, 2010)

Ted Dekker


Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.

Early in his career he wrote a number of spiritual thrillers and his novels were lumped in with ‘Christian Fiction’ a surprisingly large category. His later novels are a mix of mainstream novels such as Adam, Thr3e, Skin, Obsessed and BoneMan’s Daughters, and fantasy thrillers that metaphorically explore faith. Best known among these is his Circle Series: Green, Black, Red, White and The Paradise Books: Showdown, Saint, and Sinner.

Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia. Because his parents’ work often included extended periods of time away from their children, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was a stranger as both fascinating and lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.

After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study philosophy and religion. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree, he entered the corporate world and proceeded to climb the proverbial ladder. But his personal drive left him restless and, after many successful years, he traded corporate life for wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing.

In the early nineties while visiting a friend who had just written a book, Dekker decided to pursue a long held desire to be a novelist. Over the course of two years he wrote two full length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. Now fully enamored by the the process and the stories, he realized that storytelling was in his blood and a new obsession to explore truth through story gripped him anew.

He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel, Heaven’s Wager, was published.

Now, Dekker’s novels had sold over 3.4 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and two of their daughters.


This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A torrid love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.

Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.

With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.

Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow.

Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.

But remember, not everyone is for this story.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Immanuel's Veins, go HERE.

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Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Scheduled to post on the 14th. AWESOME BOOK!!!!

Hisart777 said...

{Still waiting on my copy.}

Jasmine said...

Posted - no book yet

Lynetta said...

Mine's up with a short review

Nicole said...

Haven't received the book yet, but there's a promotional contest up at Into the Fire.

Joyful Mother said...

Mine is posted.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Ernie W. said...


Janna said...

Posted with review and giveaway

Heart2Heart said...

Never a disappointing book yet! Ted Dekker truly out does himself this time. Wonderful book. Had to pry it from my teens hands first!

Love and Hugs ~ KaT

Michelle Sutton said...

Going up tonight with spouse's review and a giveaway. I still need to read it.

Illuminating Fiction said...

Post, with my own review. I'm perhaps one of the few not blown away by this book.

CarlybirdK said...


M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

I hope I get my copy! It looks awesome!

Post is up with the blog tour questions highlighted and answered. Will do a review at a later point if I get the book. :)

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

No book yet, will post today.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & reviewed with a giveaway!

Pattie said...
reviewed and offering Thomas Nelson's t=shirt giveaway.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Tarasview said...


Georgiana said...


Deborah said...

I'm up with my review

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a review.

Ruth said...


Jason said...

Thoughts on sacrificial love? Check

Free giveaway? Check

Review of Immanuel's Veins? Check

Extra Spray and Wash for Toma and Lucine? I'll have to check on that...

Jim Thompson said...

Half-way through Veins, and savoring each sentence. But I posted my review on The Well-Dressed Branch.

Mozi Esme said...

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

No book yet.

In the middle of moving and no internet (hence I'm a bit late.)

BUT I'm up!