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22 July 2011

The Gut-Wrenching Reveal

Your clash hostess is: Michelle Massaro

Thanks for the wonderful dialogue we've had this week about why we love a story that rips our hearts out. If you missed it, jump right in here. So, are you ready to find out the names behind the featured scenes? Let's get right to it!

Excerpt A is from: Tales of the Dim Knight by Adam and Andrea Graham

Adam Graham is a science fiction author, a columnist for Pajamasmedia.com, and hosts the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio podcast.

About the book:
Mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when a symbiotic alien gives him supernatural powers. But what's he to do with them? Follow his zany adventures as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement.

Excerpt B is from: Hearts Crossing by Marianne Evans

Marianne Evans is author of the award winning Woodland Series—Christian inspirational romances from White Rose Publishing that revolve around the parishioners of Woodland Church.

About the book:
Collin Edwards, a former parishioner at Woodland Church, has renounced  God without apology, his faith drained away in the face of a tragic loss.

Daveny Montgomery cares deeply about her relationship with God, and the community of Woodland. Lately though, she's been in a rut, longing for something to reignite her spiritual enthusiasm.

A beautification project at Woodland seems the answer for them both. Daveny spearheads the effort and Collin assists, but only with the renovations, and only because he wants to know Daveny better. Despite his deepening feelings for her, even stepping into the common areas of the church stirs tension and anger.

Can Daveny trust in Collin’s fledgling return to faith? And can Collin ever accept the fact that while he turned his back on God, God never turned his back on him?

Thanks for voting. Next week we'll be visiting with our authors. On Monday we'll meet Adam Graham and Wednesday we'll talk with Marianne Evans. Your participation garners you entries into the drawing for a free copy of one of these two books. Don't forget, tweeting us or linking us on facebook earns you an extra entry, so let us know if you do that! Friday, all results will be announced. Woot!

~ Michelle Massaro
Connect with Michelle on her blog, Adventures in Writing.
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Gail Pallotta said... Friday, 22 July, 2011

These books have very different plots and backgrounds, but both sound as though they are great books. Congratulations to the writers.

Marianne Evans said... Friday, 22 July, 2011

It has been an honor to "clash" with such a worthy opponent! :-) I love Clash of the Titles.

Gail, you've offered the same comment I was going to make. Both scenes stem from such different 'places' - yet both pack a solid punch! I pray readers enjoyed them both!

Thanks again for the challenge, COTT - it's a blast.

Mary Manners said... Friday, 22 July, 2011

This is so cool, Marianne. My gut is wrenched!!! You get my vote, girl. Good luck!

Lynn Chantale said... Friday, 22 July, 2011

There are some terrific entries and very emotional, too. Good Luck!

Michelle Massaro said... Friday, 22 July, 2011

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, they are very different excerpts, aren't they? But no denying they are each gut-wrenching in their own style. I enjoyed both entries and wish the best of luck to both. Can't wait to get to know the authors better next week!

Andrea Graham said... Friday, 22 July, 2011

Including a speculative fiction humor novel that has this serious side and being up against "normal" fiction at all is a great honor. Thanks. :)

Raquel Byrnes said... Monday, 25 July, 2011

One thing I love about Clash of the Titles is the exposure to so many different types of great writing. Very moved, Marianne!

Item Reviewed: The Gut-Wrenching Reveal Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Michelle Massaro