Monday, January 12, 2009

Kiss, by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Thomas Nelson (January 6, 2009)


Ted Dekker
Erin Healy


Shauna McAllister knows a terrible secret that could have disasterous results on her father's race toward the presidency, but she can't remember it. After almost drowning as her car crashed through the guard rails of a bridge, Shauna has been in a coma and has totally lost the last six months of her memory. She has waken to find that her brother suffered serious brain damage in the accident and that her ambitious father and abusive stepmother blame her for the crash. In addition, drugs were recovered from both the car and Shauna's loft apartment. She has no memory of doing drugs, and she also cannot remember Wayne Spade, the man who is apparently her devoted boyfriend.

As Shauna reconstructs her life while a virtual prisoner at her father's estate, she finds many inconsistencies. There are whispered messages and clandestine meetings that leave her confused and suspicious of everyone. With no one to turn to as she finds a reporter murdered right before their scheduled meeting, Shauna is desperate to reclaim her memories. However, she realizes that the more she remembers, the more dangerous life will become for her and for those around her.

To make matters worse, the designer medications that were given to her during her coma have left her with a powerful, mysterious side effect that could help her discover what she has forgotten.

But is it better to die for the truth than to live with a lie?

Kiss will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is a fascinating, suspenseful mystery that forces you to think about the all powerful love of God and the intricacies of our minds. I can't wait for Ted and Erin's next book, Burn, due out in January 2010!

Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor's Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. Dekker's body of work encompassing seven mysteries, three thrillers and ten fantasies includes Heaven's Wager, When Heaven Weeps, Thunder of Heaven, Blessed Child, A Man Called Blessed, Blink, Thr3e, The Circle Trilogy (Black, Red, White), Obsessed, Renegade, and Chaos.


Erin Healy is an award-winning fiction editor who has worked with talented novelists such as James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, Brandilyn Collins, L. B. Graham, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Randy Ingermanson, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gilbert Morris, Frank Peretti, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer, Robert Whitlow, and many others. She began working with Ted Dekker in 2002 and edited twelve of his heart-pounding storiesbefore their collaboration on Kiss, the first novel to seat her on "the other side of the desk."Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a Colorado-based consulting firm specializing in fiction book development. She and her husband, Tim, are the proud parents of two children

You can purchase the book at Amazon

If you would like to read the first chapter of KISS, go HERE

What people are saying about KISS:

“The human brain could actually be the real final frontier—we know so little about it and yet it drives the world as we know it. So when authors like Erin and Ted bravely explore these mysterious regions, going into complex places like memory and soul and relationships, I become hooked. The creativity of this suspenseful story is sure to hook other readers as well. Very memorable!”
~Melody Carlson, author of Finding Alice and The Other Side of Darkness

“Dekker and Healy prove a winning team in this intriguing, imaginative thriller.”
~James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Try Darkness

“Kiss by Erin Healy and Ted Dekker is a superb thriller that hooked me from the first sentence. The original plot kept me guessing, and I may never look at a kiss the same way again. I’ll be watching for the next book!”
~Colleen Coble, author of Cry in the Night

“The writing team of Erin Healy and Ted Dekker has taken me through a page-turner with Kiss. It’s one of those books that you think about when you’re not reading it. I highly recommend it, especially if you don’t mind staying up late because you can’t put the book down!”
~Rene Gutteridge, author of Skid and My Life As a Doormat

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