June 2011 Posts

New Digital First Titles Available for Review

Tyndale is embarking on an exciting initiative this summer. We are launching our new Digital First program—publishing 5 books directly to ebook. There are just so many fantastic books out there and we feel that this new program will give more authors the opportunity they deserve to be published.

Because we are publishing these digitally, we do not have hard copies of ARCs or finished book to provide to you. Our hope is that you will be interested in reading these titles and we have made the egalleys available through Netgalley. If you are not already registered with Netgalley, you can register for free at:

http://www.netgalley.com/signin.php

The books are being released this July, so we are hoping for immediate interest in these five debut authors.

I’ve included a brief description of each title below. Please let us know if you would be interested in reviewing any of the following titles and we will send you a link to the egalley on Netgalley. Thanks so much for your consideration!

Cash Burn by Michael Berrier
Billions of dollars flow through Jason Dunn’s banking office each year. But when he suffers a series of career setbacks and his marriage begins to crumble, he and his new assistant devise a plan to disappear with a slice of the bank’s cash flow. The unwelcome appearance of his brother on the scene, just released from prison, threatens to sidetrack Jason’s plans. But Jason’s brother “Flip” has his own problems with a parole officer who isn’t fooled by this dangerous parolee.  In the race to the jackpot between Jason and Flip, and the unwinding of their troubled history, the question soon becomes, Who will get burned?

Delivery by Diana Prusik
Livi has struggled for decades to avoid her painful past, but she finds new purpose in her troubled life when she joins the staff of her family’s small-town florist shop.  The strong and wacky Wilson’s Florist gang monitors the pulse of Mount Helicon; tales of birth and death, sickness and sorrow, love and betrayal, and even forgiveness. And yet, privy to some of the community’s deepest secrets, she sometimes wishes she didn’t know so much–especially when news arrives that a dear family friend is dead.

Faced with servicing his funeral, she is blasted with painful memories she’s struggled for decades to ignore. Soon, guilt and grief over childhood and adult tragedies close in. Instead of turning to loved ones or God for comfort, she leans on alcohol, her long-time clandestine companion—but secrets rarely escape the close-knit flower shop crew, who makes Livi’s business its own. Fumbling through life’s challenges together, the Wilson gang often delivers more than flowers, yet when Livi needs delivery, can the bonds of faith and friendship dissolve her defenses?

Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry
Leona Harper loves being a pastor’s wife. Her impressive resume touts thirty years of coaxing hot water from rusty parsonage plumbing, planning church potlucks, and standing beside her husband while members take potshots at his sermons. Except for the little tiff with her grown children, Leona feels her life is right on track with the wishes of the Almighty…until her husband drops dead in the pulpit.

When the church board decides to fill the Reverend’s vacated position Leona is forced to find a paying job, mend her fractured family, and tackle her fears. With life spiraling out of control, Leona might find the church members antics comical if she weren’t so completely panicked. Can the faith of an overwhelmed widow withstand the added heartache of two resentful children and several underhanded church members? If Leona can’t trust God, how will she learn to trust herself?

Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman
When Livy O’Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-Fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she’s helping to run an orphanage. Now she’ll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.

Sheriff’s deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy—literally—while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town—as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off—Jake doesn’t have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can’t seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better…but Livy isn’t willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman.

40 Days Without Food by Russ Masterson (Nonfiction)
Russ Masterson had read and heard about purpose, but didn’t have a clue what his own purpose was to be.  And there was emptiness where there should have been value.  As he puts it, “I kept hoping a step would arrive when it was time to lift my foot.”

Disillusioned with his life, as well as with God, he heard this advice: fast from food for 40 days.  Faithless and frazzled, Russ accepted the challenge, hoping for direction, reflecting on the past, and wrestling with issues like purpose, faith, and love.

In this book, readers will find a fresh literary voice — an insightful thinker who meets people in their humanity while helping them to see they can be rescued from it.  The journey of these forty days without food will help you explore what really matters in life.

To request a review copy, please contact Vicky Lynch or request the book yourself directly from NetGalley.

We’re excited to hear what you think of these new books!

Freedom’s Stand Giveaway

If you enjoyed Jeanette Windle’s book Veiled Freedom which released in June of 2009, you will love her latest book Freedom’s Stand. This week on the blog we’re giving away 5 copies, keep reading to find out how you can win.

Description from Tyndale.com:

Jamil renounced a life of jihad when he encountered the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, but villagers and authorities in the hills of Afghanistan respond with skepticism . . . and even violence.
Relief worker Amy Mallory is shocked by the changes in her organization—changes with dire implications for the women and children under her care. And concern for her former assistant, Jamil, weighs heavily on her heart.
Former Special Forces veteran Steve Wilson faces off against the riots and corruption of Kabul’s upcoming election. He’s looking for something that will give his life purpose but is confident that he won’t find it in Afghanistan.
All three are searching for love and freedom in a country where political and religious injustice runs rampant. But when religious freedom becomes a matter of life and death, they discover that the cost of following Jesus may require the ultimate sacrifice.

Here’s how you can enter to win a copy of this fantastic book:

1. Visit this link and read the first chapter of Freedom’s Stand.

2. Visit the Tyndale Facebook page and become a fan.

3.  Invite at least 5 people to become a fan of Tyndale on Facebook.

Fill out this form for a chance to win!

Coming soon…

I just wanted to give you a preview of a few things that are coming soon to the Tyndale online world.

Tyndale Blog redesign – our web team has been working hard on giving us an update and the web development manager, Josh Force, has cranked out a very awesome design for us.

Tyndale Podcast – soon you’ll be able to download a free podcast which will include interviews with publishing industry people, authors and more.

Web video series – I can’t say too much about this because it’s in the early stages, but be on the look out.

And of course, more great contests, sweepstakes and chances for you to win prizes and connect with us and each other.

Have feedback for things you’d like to see in the Tyndale online world? Let us know, leave a comment!

Desert Gift by Sally John – Giveaway

If you enjoyed Sally John’s 2010 release, Ransomed Dreams (read the first chapter here), you will definitely enjoy her new novel which releases this month – Desert Gift.

Description from Tyndale.com

What does a nationally known marriage expert do when her own marriage falls apart? Just as Jillian Galloway sets out for a publicity tour to promote her new book, her husband drops a bombshell: He wants a divorce. Jill flees to her parents’ home in the California desert, wondering whether everything she’s built her career on—indeed, everything she’s built her life around—is a sham. Navigating this “side road” of life is an uphill climb that leads to new understandings about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with the One who created marriage.

In honor of this new release we’re giving away 5 copies!

To enter, just fill out the form below and we’ll choose 5 random winners!

June Free Ebooks

Welcome to summer! Hopefully summer to you means a little more time for reading. Checking out some of these free ebooks that we’re offering during the month of June is a great way to kick off your summer reading time.  We have a great mix of books including fictions, non-fiction and our first free ebook for young readers. If you don’t have an e-reader, check out this post on the other ways to read ebooks – click here.

The Prisoner in the Third Cell by Gene Edwards

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors

Sony

Apocalypse Dawn by Mel Odom

Amazon

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Christian Book Distributors

Sony

Winnie the Horse Gentler #1 – Wild Thing by Dandi Haley Mackall

Amazon

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Christian Book Distributors

Sony

The Affectionate Adversary by Catherine Palmer

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors

Sony