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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fearless by Robin Parrish is up on CFBA this week!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


FEARLESS

(Bethany House, July 1, 2007)

by



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Robin Parrish had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist.

In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract.

Born Michael Robin Parrish on October 13, 1975, Robin's earliest writing efforts took place on a plastic, toy typewriter, and resulted in several "books" (most between 10 and 30 pages long) and even a few magazines.

By the age of thirteen, he had begun winning local writing awards and became a regular in his high school's literary magazine. In college, he garnered acclaim from his English professors and fellow students while maturing and honing his skills.

After college, he entered the writing profession through a "side door" -- the Internet. More than ten years he spent writing for various websites, including About.com, CMCentral.com, and his current project Infuze Magazine, which is a unique intersection between art and faith which he also conceived of and created.

One of his more "high concept" ideas for Infuze was to return to his love for storytelling and create a serialized tale that would play out every two weeks, telling a complete, compelling story over the course of nine months. That serialized story eventually came to the attention of several publishers, who saw it as a potential debut novel for Robin Parrish.

In 2005, Bethany House Publishers brought Robin full circle by contracting him for the rights to not only that first book, Relentless -- but two sequels. A trilogy, to unfold in the consecutive summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008. One massive tale -- of which that first, original story would form only the foundational first volume of the three -- spread across three books.

Robin is the Editor in Chief and creator of Infuze Magazine. He and his wife Karen reside in High Point, North Carolina. Karen works for High Point's First Wesleyan Church, where Robin and Karen are members and Small Group leaders.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Book Two of the Dominion Trilogy:

The world changed after that terrible day when the sky burned, and now every heart is gripped by fear...

Earthquakes, fire, disease, and floods pummel the earth, and its citizens watch in horror.

But in the darkness there is hope -- an anonymous but powerful hero whom the public dubs "Guardian." He is Grant Borrows, one of a chosen few who walk the earth with extraordinary powers. But while Grant enjoys this new life, signs of a dangerous ancient prophecy begin coming true, and those closest to Grant worry he may be hiding a terrible secret.

A search for answers brings Grant and his friends to London, where an extraordinary discovery awaits that will challenge everything they thought they knew. With a deadly new enemy dogging his steps, Grant realizes that the world's only hope may come from unraveling the truth about himself once and for all. But what he comes face-to-face with leaves even this most powerful of men shaken with fear.

Secrets will be revealed.

Friends will make the ultimate sacrifice.

And destiny will not be denied.

The story continues...


My thoughts on this book...

When Fearless arrived in the mail my son snatched it up and read it straight through just like he did when I received Relentless a year ago. My son finished it in less than 2 days. He told me it's just a psycho as the first book (but obviously interesting.) He said the author left him hanging AGAIN and that drives him crazy because now he has to wait for another year to see what happens! But that won't stop him from reading the next book. My son did note that he didn't really see a spiritual theme in the book, and that bugged him a little bit. He said if it's there it is extremely vague. Regardless, when the next installment in the series comes he might attack anyone who tries to read it before he does. Well, that's a slight exaggeration. But he does like the series very much. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but I read Relentless so I have to read the next book to see where the author will take me...

2 comments:

micerme said...

if the author can keep a teenages interest, well then l bet he can keep my interest too! and no, l still cant say that word, just type it! Percy

Robin Parrish said...

Thanks so much for helping to promote FEARLESS!

Fearless is "all middle" -- it's like Two Towers or Empire Strikes Back -- a story with no proper beginning or ending, so of course it's plagued with those usual "middle story" issues. Tried to get around it in some new and different ways, but in the end you can only do so much.

Tell your son that the payoff he's hoping for IS coming, and it will be worth the wait. Merciless is the main event, and it's gonna blow your mind. Promise. ;)

Thanks again. Blessings to you.

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