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!

Christy Stroud

Christy Stroud

Christy is a publicist at Tyndale, working to get the best media coverage possible for our authors and products. She has worked on many campaigns including the New York Times bestseller "Winning Balance" by Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? DVD series, "The Devil in Pew Number Seven" by Rebecca Alonzo, "Night of the Living Dead Christian" by Matt Mikalatos, the "Courageous" novelization by Randy Alcorn, and "Cupidity" and "Unstuff" by Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Christy enjoys being a wife, mom, and pug owner. You can often find her reading, running, training for triathlons, doing youth ministry, and occasionally horseback riding. She also blogs at http://www.christystroud.com.