Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Judgement Day by Wanda Dyson - re-post with Giveaway

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Judgment Day
WaterBrook Press (September 21, 2010)

Wanda Dyson


Wanda Dyson – "a shining example of what Christian fiction is becoming..." (Christian Fiction Review). She's been called a "natural" and a "master of pacing," but her fans know that whether it's police thrillers, suspense, or bringing a true story to life, Wanda knows how to take her readers on a journey they'll never forget.

Wanda is a multipublished suspense author, currently writing for Random House/Waterbrook. Her one attempt at a nonfiction book was picked for an exclusive release on Oprah. In addition to writing full time, she is also the appointment coordinator for the CCWC, Great Philadelphia Christian Writers, and ACFW conferences.

Wanda lives in Western Maryland on a 125 acre farm with a menagerie of animals and when she's not writing critically acclaimed suspense, or away at conferences, you can find her zipping across the fields on a 4-wheeler with Maya, her German Shepherd, or plodding along at a more leisurely pace on her horse, Nanza.

With the release of her newest hit, Judgment Day, Wanda is heading back to the keyboard to start on her next high-octane thriller, The Vigilante.


Sensational journalism has never been so deadly.

The weekly cable news show Judgment Day with Suzanne Kidwell promises to expose businessmen, religious leaders, and politicians for the lies they tell. Suzanne positions herself as a champion of ethics and morality with a backbone of steel—until a revelation of her shoddy investigation tactics and creative fact embellishing put her in hot water with her employers, putting her credibility in question and threatening her professional ambitions.

Bitter and angry, Suzanne returns home one day to find an entrepreneur she is investigating, John Edward Sterling, unconscious on her living room floor. Before the night is over, Sterling is dead, she has his blood on her hands, and the police are arresting her for murder. She needs help to prove her innocence, but her only hope, private investigator Marcus Crisp, is also her ex-fiancĂ©–the man she betrayed in college.

Marcus and his partner Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne reluctantly agree to take the case, but they won’t cut Suzanne any slack. Exposing her lack of ethics and the lives she’s destroyed in her fight for ratings does little to make them think Suzanne is innocent. But as Marcus digs into the mire of secrets surrounding her enemies, he unveils an alliance well-worth killing for. Now all he has to do is keep Suzanne and Alex alive long enough to prove it.
Watch the book trailer:

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Judgment Day, go HERE.

My review:

Awesome book! Definitely a read-in-one-sitting novel. I have been impressed with Wanda Dyson's books, and this has to be her best. She came up with a great plot which kept me on the edge of my seat - not easy to do when I was in a lazy boy with my feet propped up! I loved her characters. Two of the main characters were Christians and she created some winners with them. With some humor woven through the story, a touch of romance, suspense, mystery, murder, and underlying it all, the Christian message, not in a "in your face" manner, but a bit more subtle. The end result is a novel you must read if you enjoy good suspense/mystery. And she managed to pull it off without one swear/curse word!

Thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah for the review copy.


The author has graciously agreed to a giveaway of 2 autographed books. One each to two winners. Up for grabs is a copy of this book, Judgement Day, and a copy of her previous book, Shepherd's Fall. To enter, comment by telling which book you would like to win/read. You can read about Shepherd's Fall here.

I will pick two winners 10 days from today on October 8.


Merry said...

Great review, now I've got to read it...in my Lazy Boy. I'd love a chance to win Judgment Day. Thanks!

Emma said...

Great interview. Shepherd's Fall sound wonderful.I would like to win/read Shepherd's Fall .Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you

Mozi Esme said...

Just finished reading Judgment Day (loved it) - so I'd love to win Shepherd's Fall!

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/10/judgment-day-or-shepherds-fall.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Steven said...

I would like to win Judgment Day. :-)

Carmen said...

Great review--would love to win this one! Please enter me.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

MaureenT said...

This was a great interview! I would love to win either book! Please include me!


Linda Kish said...

Judgment Day because it sounds really interesting. I like a book that keeps your attention.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Latter-day Saint Mom said...

I would like to win Judgment Day. Sounds like a great read!
Thanks for the giveaways!
cparkins14 AT teancum.net

elizabeth said...

Judgement Day definitely sounds like my kind of book!

scrappygolden at gmail dot com

Cindy W. said...

Would love to win a copy of Judgement Day. Sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Cindy W.