Monday, July 21, 2008

Try Darkness by James Scott Bell - HUGE GIVE AWAY!!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Try Darkness

(Center Street - July 30, 2008)


James Scott Bell


JAMES SCOTT BELL is a former trial lawyer who now writes full time. He has also been the fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine and adjunct professor of writing at Pepperdine University.

The national bestselling author of several novels of suspense, he grew up and still lives in Los Angeles. His first Buchanan thriller, TRY DYING, was released to high critical praise, while sis book on writing, Plot and Structure is one of the most popular writing books available today.


Ty Buchanan is living on the peaceful grounds of St. Monica’s, far away from the glamorous life he led as a rising trial lawyer for a big L.A. firm. Recovering from the death of his fiancĂ©e and a false accusation of murder, Buchanan has found his previous ambitions unrewarding. Now he prefers offering legal services to the poor and the underrepresented from his “office” at local coffee bar The Freudian Sip. With his new friends, the philosophizing Father Bob and basketball-playing Sister Mary Veritas, Buchanan has found a new family of sorts.
One of his first clients is a mysterious woman who arrives with her six-year-old daughter. They are being illegally evicted from a downtown transient hotel, an interest that Ty soon discovers is represented by his old law firm and his former best friend, Al Bradshaw. Buchanan won’t back down. He’s going to fight for the woman’s rights.
But then she ends up dead, and the case moves from the courtroom to the streets. Determined to find the killer and protect the little girl, who has no last name and no other family, Buchanan finds he must depend on skills he never needed in the employ of a civil law firm.
The trail leads Buchanan through the sordid underbelly of the city and to the mansions and yachts of the rich and famous. No one is anxious to talk.
But somebody wants Buchanan to shut up. For good.
Now he must use every legal and physical edge he knows to keep himself and the girl alive.
Once again evoking the neo-noir setting of contemporary Los Angeles, Bell delivers another thriller where darkness falls and the suspense never rests.

If you would like to read chapters 1 & 2, go HERE

I think I am enamored with Ty Buchanan. Too bad his heart belongs to another, isn’t it? If you missed getting to know Ty Buchanan in James Scott Bell’s novel Try Dying, then you are behind on your reading! You see, Try Darkness just released, and it is simply THE BEST political thriller ever! James Scott Bell has proven beyond doubt that he can write a good story that keeps the pages turning at a frantic pace – all without the gratuitous sex or language! I absolutely LOVE this series!

Ty Buchanan is a cynical, dry-witted lawyer defending the downtrodden after barely escaping false murder charges when his fiancé was murdered. In Try Darkness he finds himself with two murders to solve and two innocent lives to protect and defend. Throughout the process, Sister Mary Veritas proves to be a very able legal assistant, detective and basketball opponent! As it turns out, Buchanan and Sister Veritas become an almost unstoppable force within the legal system!

Try Darkness is filled with taut suspense, tender, poignant friendship, and wonderful insights about human nature - all laced with an acidic/cynical sense of humor that will have you laughing out loud! Bell writes in a tight, fast-moving form that builds into an irresistible story you won’t be able to put down! Purchase a cop today! While you’re shopping, don’t miss Try Dying either! This series really showcases James Scott Bell’s writing, and the stories and their characters (especially Ty Buchanan) will quickly become favorites on your reading list!

I am excited to offer you a fabulous give away with this post!! If you leave a comment on this post, you will receive a copy of BOTH Ty Buchanan books! That's right! TRY DYING and TRY DARKNESS!!! Don't miss this awesome give away!

“Bell has created in Buchanan an appealing and series-worthy protagonist, and the tale equally balances action and drama, motion and emotion. Readers who pride themselves on figuring out the answers before an author reveals them are in for a surprise, too: Bell is very good at keeping secrets. Fans of thrillers with lawyers as their central characters—Lescroart and Margolin, especially—will welcome this new addition to their must-read lists.”

“Engaging whodunit series kickoff . . . Readers will enjoy Bell's talent for description and character development.”
—Publishers Weekly

“James Scott Bell has written himself into a niche that traditionally has been reserved for the likes of Raymond Chandler.”
—Los Angeles Times

“A master of suspense.”
—Library Journal

“One of the best writers out there, bar none.”
—In the Library Review


Janna said...

Sign me up for this drawing please - it sounds great!!!

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Carole said...

I was hooked on James Scott Bell from the time I read his first book. I've not read this series yet and appreciate the chance to win them. Thank you!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Vicki said...

I'd like the opportunity to receive these books. I've read Bell's work before. Thanks!

SmilingSally said...

I would love to enter to win.

Proud Grandma said...

I would also love to receive books from James Scott Bell so please enter me in the draw.

Kim said...

JANNA was my winner in this drawing! I'm sorry I forgot to post it! OOOOps!!