Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Up Pops The Devil by Angela Benson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Up Pops The Devil

Avon A (July 29, 2008)


Angela Benson


Angela has published nine novels, one novella, and a nonfiction writing book. Her books have appeared on national, regional and local bestseller lists. She has won several writing awards, including Best Multicultural Romance from Romantic Times magazine and the Best Contemporary Ethnic Romance from Affaire de Coeur magazine. She was also a finalist for the 2000 Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award in Multicultural Romance.

Awakening Mercy is the first book in her Genesis House series from Tyndale House Publishers. Awakening Mercy was a finalist for both the RITA Award given by Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction. The second book in the Genesis House series, Abiding Hope, was published in September 2001. Abiding Hope was awarded the Emma Award for Best Inspirational Romance presented by the Romance Slam Jam. The third book and final book of the series, Enduring Love, is not yet scheduled.

BET Books, now Harlequin's Kimani Press purchased the mass market rights to Awakening Mercy and Abiding Hope in 2000 and released mass market editions of the titles in June 2002 and June 2003, respectively.

Angela's first hardcover title, The Amen Sisters, was released in September 2005 by Walk Worthy Press. The Essence bestselling title won the Emma Award for Best Inspirational Romance. The trade paperback edition was released in November 2007.

Up Pops the Devil, published by HarperCollins (Avon A) in August 2008, is Angela's tenth novel.

Angela has a diverse education and work history. She majored in mathematics at Spelman College and Industrial Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and worked for fifteen years as an engineer in the telecommunications industry. She holds Masters degrees in operations research and human resources development. Her most recent degree is a doctorate in instructional technology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Benson is now an associate professor of educational technology at The University of Alabama.


This is the story of Wilford "Preacher" Winters and the four women—his fiancee' Tanya, his sister Loretta, his old girlfriend Serena, and his new friend Natalie—who complicate his re-entry into society as a law-abiding Christian man after being incarcerated for two years for drug trafficking. Two hard years in prison have changed Wilford "Preacher" Winters for the better. He did his time, now he's going to "do the right thing." But the women in his life have other ideas.

Tanya, the sleek and sexy mother of his two kids, is much too comfortable with her pearls-and-Porsche lifestyle, and she'll do whatever it takes to maintain it. His sister, Loretta, kept "the business" running smoothly while Preacher was inside, and she can't believe he'd trade Easy Street bling for a nickel-and-dime dead-end job. His one-time girlfriend Serena, now married to his main man Barnard, is hiding a secret—and if past sins come to light, they'll ruin several lives and a very new, very precious friendship between Preacher and Barnard's beautiful-inside-and-out sister, Natalie.

With his world about to explode all around him, Preacher's going to need every ounce of his new-found faith to remain strong. Because it takes a lot to become a new man, sometimes even a miracle.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Up Pops The Devil, go HERE

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Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camy at Camy Tang
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Erin at Life Around Here
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jeni at Allen Family Circus
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Kristy at I Need To Read
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marilynn at Rhythms of Grace
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Tabitha at 123pizza's Weblog
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Ty at CB Reviews


Deanna said...

Posted with review. LOVED this book. Read it in one sitting!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

post up, review to come.

April Erwin said...

Mine's scheduled for Weds am. w/a review at

Janna said...

Set to post at 12:00 am with a review - I too read it in one day - loved it!

Rulan said...

Mine is up.

Deena Peterson said...

Ready for tomorrow AM with review...still waiting on Back To Life:-(

David Meigs said...

me too

Rel said...

Up down under :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mine's up!

Unknown said...

Posted, review is coming! Its been a bit hectic, baby Helana is due to be delivered on 9/9, keep us in your prayers!

The Book Club Network - TBCN said...

Posted review to follow.

Kim said...

Posted with a review. This was terrific!!

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Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Mine will be posting tomorrow at Another Road to Ramble.

Marcia Lee Laycock said...

My post is up. :)Marci

Anonymous said...

Mine's up.

storyline said...


Jeni said...

Posted with a review!

Erica Vetsch said...

blurbed :)

Anonymous said...

Mine's up!

Edgy Inspirational Author said...

I'm up!

Jim Thompson said...

Up Pops the Post.

CeeCee said...

Review coming tomorrow.

Scrambled Dregs said...

Interview posting with links today, review tomorrow.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Review up. Love those characters!

Marjorie Vawter said...

Posted. Sounds like a really great book! If only I had the time to read them all. :)

Michelle K said...

I posted

~michelle pendergrass said...

Sorry I'm late. It's up in my right sidebar. :)

PatriciaW said...

I posted.

Alexis Jacobs said...

I'm up!