Thursday, August 5, 2010

Winning Fiction: Review/Giveaway: Final Touch

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Final Touch (The Rayne Tour)
Author: Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins
Genre: Christian fiction - young adult
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: August 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card authors are:


and the book:

Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


Brandilyn and Amberly Collins are a mother/daughter team from northern California.

Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense, is the bestselling author of Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Eyes of Elisha, and other novels.

Visit the Brandilyn's website.

Amberly Collins is a college student in Long Beach, California, majoring in marketing. She’s active in her Alphi Phi sorority and dotes on her Yorkie puppy, Bear.


Here's a video about the first book in the Rayne Series:



Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031071933X
ISBN-13: 978-0310719335

Press the browse button to view the first chapter:





What I Liked:  An easy read with some suspense, this is a well-written book that I believe this would apeal to the teen set.  I appreciated the Christian values presented, and the characters were definitely not flawless, but real.

While the third book in the series, it does stand alone pretty well.  I have not read the other books, and there was just enough reference to them that I would LIKE to read them, but was still able to follow the story just fine.

Another thing I appreciated was the subject matter of kidnapping.  As the mom to a daughter, I know this is something I worry about from time to time, and the way the main character handled herself during the kidnapping is something I think would be of value for teen girls to read.

What I Didn't Like:  I've got to admit I have a hard time personally relating to the lives of the rich and famous!  Though I do enjoy a glimpse into their lives...  so no complaints on this book!
Posted by Jane from Mozi Esmé
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60 comments:

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow on gfc.

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Cindy W. said...

I have yet to read anything by either of these authors. I have heard great things and would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the chance.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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misskallie2000 said...

Looking forward to reading the latest from Brandilyn.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter.


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misskallie2000 said...

I am GFC follower/email subscriber

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this.

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this.

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Linda Kish said...

GFC follower

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Katie G. said...

Please enter me! It looks awesome! Thanks!

God bless!

~Katie G.

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Katie G. said...
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Katie G. said...

I am also a GCF follower. :)

wmmahaney said...

I would love to be entered.
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wmmahaney said...

I follow in Google Reader.
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Naasom said...

Please, count me in this giveaway. I'd like win and read this book. Sounds very good. Thank you.

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Naasom said...

I follow in Google Reader.
God bless you

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apple blossom said...

Thanks for the chance to win

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fredamans said...

Please count me in!

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fredamans said...

I follow via GFC

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Chanelle said...

Hope I am the lucky winner!
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Chanelle said...

I am a subscriber and follower.
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Pink Panther said...

Sounds fabulous! Count me in. :) You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Pink Panther said...

I am a follower and you can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Merry said...

My girls and I have really enjoyed this series and we are ready for Final Touch. Please add my name, thanks!
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Merry said...

I'm a follower.
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Anonymous said...

This sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Please enter me in the drawing.

THANKS

Nora :D
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Anonymous said...

I'm a follower!!

Thanks for the second entry!!

Nora :D

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barbjan10 said...

Please add my name to the giveaway. I'm a follower. This book sounds very special and I have several young grandchildren and young people in our church that would enjoy reading this story. Thank you.

Blessings,
Barb Shelton
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barbjan10 said...

I'm a subscriber and am glad to be entered in this giveaway. This would be a good book to add to the church library. Thank you.

Blessings,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Nancye said...

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Sounds like a great book! Count me in.

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Nancye said...

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barbjan10 said...

Just taking another chance on winning this interesting book by a mother/daughter writing team. I'd like to read it myself before I pass it onto my granddaughters. Thanks for this giveaway and for the chance to win.

Sharing His Love,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

AAAlien said...

i'd like to win this :)

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AAAlien said...

here's my second entry :P

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ryleesgran said...

I would love to win

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Anonymous said...

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I AM NOT A FOLLOWER BUT I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS BOOK TO READ THIS WINTER

mmentor said...

sign me up

Hoa said...

Sounds like a book I would love to read!

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Hoa said...

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shiloh said...

I would love to share this with my granddaughter.

Jenndiggy said...

This sounds really good. I'd like to read this and pass it along to one of the girls at church.

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Rebecca said...

Would love to win this book, it sounds great!
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Rebecca said...

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Anonymous said...

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Nick said...

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allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for this giveaway!

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I'm a follower!

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Bakersdozen said...

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kngmckellar said...

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FDP 4 Life said...

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George Ferris said...

Sounds like interesting reading.
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Julia said...

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