Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Michael King

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Thousand Sleepless Nights
Realms (October 16, 2012)
Michael King


When Mike Dellosso won a one-year battle with colon cancer he set out to help readers of his books discover it before they had to go through what he experienced.

“I want others to avoid what I had to go through,” he says. “It was an experience that taught me a lot about myself, others, and God, but one I wouldn’t want to repeat. If I can help even one person battling this disease, it would have been worth it.”

Mike set about writing a novel quite different from what his fan base had come to expect from him. Not a thriller, but a character-driven novel, so he wrote it under a pen name, Michael King, and entitled it A Thousand Sleepless Nights. His publisher, Charisma Media, went for it and the first copies went on sale in October.

Mike’s next step was to determine whether a partnership between him, Charisma Media, and the Colon Cancer Alliance was possible. This month both announced their cooperative fundraising venture, with Charisma Media making a significant contribution to CCA and Mike committing a portion of the proceeds from the book through December to CCA.

Speaking about A Thousand Sleepless Nights Mike says, “I want people to see colon cancer (and all the other cancers) for the monster it is, but also to show it does not need to defeat us. There is hope, there is strength, and there is courage and love. And though cancer may rob us of our physical vitality, it has no power over our spirit.”


In the 1970s, escaping a home where he knew nothing but violence and hate, Jim Harding found work, and love, on the largest horse ranch in Virginia. The object of his affections, Nena St. Claire, is the daughter of the owner—a man who ruled his ranch with an iron fist and would do whatever it took to keep Nena and Jim apart.

Against the wishes of her family, Nena marries Jim, and after her father dies, she sacrifices everything—including her family—to keep the ranch alive. Now their three grown children have lives of their own and want nothing to do with Nena. She was never the mother they needed.

When cancer strikes and Nena is given a devastating diagnosis, can Jim reconcile the family before it is too late?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Thousand Sleepless Nights, go HERE.

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Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brooke at I Blog 4 Books
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erin at For Him And My Family
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jennifer at Mother of Three
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Joy at Splashes of Joy
JoyAnne at Deco My Heart
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Melanie at Christian Bookshelf Reviews
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Takiela at BooksALatte
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife


Heidi said...

Great book. My review is up here: http://www.heidi-strawser.com/2012/10/a-thousand-sleepless-nights-by-michael.html

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/

jenmom said...

My post is up:

Another great read!

Thank you for sending the book and giving me the opportunity to let others know about it!

JoyAnne said...


Erin Slocum said...

Here is my review link: http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-thousand-sleepless-nights-review.html

Deanna said...



Melanie said...

Scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.


Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow!

Jenny said...


Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted. Review to come.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

apple blossom said...

tour posted


Heart2Heart said...

Never received the book but hoping it might show up today, so the standard post is up.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Julie J. said...


CarlybirdK said...


Lauri said...

My review:

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...



The IE MOmmy - Christine said...