Monday, September 15, 2008

Isolation by Travis Thrasher - GIVE AWAY!!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Isolation

FaithWords (September 12, 2008)

by

Travis Thrasher



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

It was during third grade after a teacher encouraged him in his writing and as he read through The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis that Travis decided he wanted to be a writer. The dream never left him, and allowed him to fulfill that dream of writing fulltime in 2007.

Travis Thrasher is the author of numerous works of fiction, including his most personal and perhaps his deepest work, Sky Blue, that was published in summer of 2007. This year he has to novels published, Out of the Devil’s Mouth, and a supernatural thriller, Isolation.

Travis is married to Sharon and they are the proud parents of Kylie, born in November, 2006, and Hailey, a Shih-Tzu that looks like an Ewok. They live in suburban Chicago.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Trapped

Exhausted

Terrified

. . . Alone

When a missionary family moves into a secluded mansion in the mountains of North Carolina, they think they are escaping their nightmares. But when a snowstorm hits and they are trapped inside their new home, their worst fears become reality. As they fight to stay alive, they will be tested in ways they never imagined. Can their love for one another and their faith in God save them from the dangers lurking here?

A masterfully written story that will grip you from its mysterious beginning to its chilling end.

From Publishers Weekly:

"In this dark chiller, Thrasher (Sky Blue; The Promise Remains) demonstrates a considerable talent for the horror genre. Like Stephen King, Thrasher pits flawed but likable characters against evil forces that at first seem escapable but gradually take on a terrifying ubiquity.

The Miller family has recently returned to suburban Chicago after a harrowing experience on the mission field. Hoping to get away from the busyness of suburban living, they travel to the mountains of North Carolina for an extended stay in an enormous, remote lodge where husband and father Jim plans to write a book while trying to reconnect with his family.

When a snowstorm isolates them further and spiritual attacks make them feel they are losing their minds, both Jim and his wife, Stephanie, begin to wonder if God can rescue them and their two young children. Aside from sharing too many plot points with The Shining, this novel hits very few false notes and should appeal to fans of Christian fiction, the horror genre and all who enjoy well-crafted and suspenseful stories."

If you would like to read the first chapter of Isolation, go HERE

MY REVIEW:

This is a horror story. Yet the real horror is that the things that take place in this book make headlines in our newspapers every day. This story is full of raw pain, genuine doubt and dark fear. This is a story about a family who is struggling to hold onto their faith after witnessing the battle against demonic spirits on the mission field. Their doubt has left them vulnerable, so when they face these demons again….they cry out to God in desperate terror. Will He answer?


I had no idea what kind of story I was about to read when I picked up Isolation by Travis Thrasher. This is a dark story. It is, in fact, a good old-fashioned horror tale with a spiritual twist. Were it not for the fact that our newspapers carry such horror stories every single day, I would have dismissed it. However, watching world events take place as they have over the past 5-10 years, I’m convinced that Christians are in a very real spiritual battle. The days here on earth are darkening rapidly. This fiction is not so removed from reality.


That said, if you love to be scared witless, read this book! Just don’t read it before bedtime and read it with plenty of light and lots of people around. It’s VERY scary! BUT…


I praise GOD that HE has already conquered the forces of evil. I am glad I face the future, and these scary fiction stories in His strength. I am thankful to be reminded that NOTHING can take me out of my Father’s hand!! Purchase a copy here today!


I HAVE AN EXTRA COPY OF THIS TERRIFIC STORY, SO LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IF YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED TO WIN!!


5 comments:

Kelly Klepfer said...

Oooh. I do want to read Isolation now. I'm supposed to have a copy coming, soon, I hope!

twg said...

I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this one or not but after reading your review I do! Thanks Becky
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Ruby (Mouth) said...

would love a chance to read this. Your review makes it sounds great.

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Jackie B. said...

Don't know when this giveaway ends but if I am not too late, please enter me! I have been wanting to read this book since I read the review of it. I have not read many Christian fiction books but I have had my share of horror and I love it!

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS Becky! You are the winner of this terrific story! I've sent an email requesting your snail mail address. If you don't receive it, please email me at

kimfurd at hotmail dot com

Thanks!

Kim