Saturday, September 11, 2010

FamilyFiction Weekly: Beverly Lewis, Brandilyn Collins and Narnia!

What you missed in FamilyFiction Weekly #001 (September 10, 2010)
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FamilyFiction Weekly #001 (September 10, 2010)

Spotlight: THE THORN by Beverly Lewis
Hailed as the "queen of Amish fiction" by USA Today, New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis debuts a riveting new Amish series with The Thorn: As two sisters find themselves on the fringes of their beloved Plain community, will they find the love and acceptance they long for? Click here for more!
Video: Brandilyn Collins: Seatbelt Suspense
Christian suspense writer Brandilyn Collins discusses her heart-stopping fiction: She shares how she got started, where she gets her ideas, and the power of story. "I love writing suspense and taking people along with me to very dramatic places." Deceit is in stores now. Over the Edge comes out spring 2011.
Narnia books get makeover
Christian Retailing reports that the original "Chronicles of Narnia" books will come out in several new editions to tie-in with this December's theatrical premiere of the third film, The Voyage of The Dawn Treader.
Link: Narnia: Read It Before You See It!
Christian films in the press
The mainstream media reports on the new wave of Christian films coming to theaters and DVD:
Films in Search of the Faithful (NYT)
Churches making films to attract souls (USA Today)
Does Hollywood Hate 'To Save a Life'? (FOXNews)

Excerpt: FORMULA FOR DANGER
New from author Camy Tang: Someone wants dermatologist Rachel Grant's latest research, and they'll do anything to get it. She turns to Edward Villa, the only man she trusts. But the greenhouse owner knows too much about Rachel's research, and now he's a target, too... Read a free excerpt here!
Preview: BOUND BY GUILT
An advance look C.J. Darlington's second novel, coming March 2011: One night a man's innocent blood changes Roxi and Abby forever. One searches for justice; the other finds herself on the run. Will the power of forgiveness set them free, or will they both remain bound by guilt? More info here!
New Releases: SEPTEMBER 2010
Here's a gallery of book covers for Christian fiction titles coming to booksellers in September -- including brand-new titles, reprints, and new editions.
Click here to see what's coming!
Discuss! SPECULATIVE FICTION
On the discussion board on our Facebook page: What authors and titles do you recommend for fans of speculative fiction, science fiction, or fantasy? Share your picks here -- and see what other readers suggest!

NEW RELEASES

AMISH
The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall
The Doctor's Blessing by Patricia Davids
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena Miller

SUSPENSE
The Bishop by Steven James
Fear No Evil by Robin Caroll
Missing Mabel by Nancy Mehl

HISTORICAL
Hope's Promise by Tammy Barley
Naomi and Her Daughters by Walter Wangerin Jr.
Still House Pond by Jan Watson

SPECULATIVE
Angel Song by Sheila Walsh, Kathryn Cushman
Havah by Tosca Lee
Heading Home by John Robinson

ROMANCE
The Cowboy's Sweetheart by Brenda Minton
Exposing Amber by Elizabeth Goddard
Homecoming Hero by Renee Ryan

CONTEMPORARY
Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart
Love Remains by Kaye Dacus
The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

YA/TEEN
Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes
A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes
Rendezvous by Melody Carlson

CHILDREN'S
The Action Bible by Sergio Cariello
The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews
VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty

MOVIES
Like Dandelion Dust
To Save a Life
What If ...

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Links (Jan 9)

Comics
01. Read DICK TRACY comics free online!
02. Read GASOLINE ALLEY comics free online!
03. Free online comic book: SHERLOCK HOLMES #1
04. Read the ACE OF DIAMONDS comic free online!
05. Read SUNSHINE STATE free online!
06. Free Comic Book Day 2010: ARCHIE’S SUMMER SPLASH! #1
07. Free preview: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #6
08. Read REX MORGAN, M.D. comics online free!
09. Free preview: Zorro: Matanzas #1
10. Read BRENDA STARR comics free online!

Mysteries
01. Best Crime Fiction 2009
02. Detectives: ELLERY QUEEN and INSPECTOR QUEEN
03. Detectives: Carol Higgins Clark's REGAN REILLY
04. Detectives: Ruth Rendell's CHIEF INSPECTOR WEXFORD
05. Detectives: Charlaine Harris's AURORA TEAGARDEN
06. Detectives: Joanne Fluke's HANNAH SWENSON
07. Detectives: M.C. Beaton's AGATHA RAISIN
08. Detectives: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's SHERLOCK HOLMES
09. Detectives: Tony Hillerman's JOE LEAPHORN and JIM CHEE
10. Interview: AL ROKER ... MYSTERY WRITER? (The Morning Show Murders)
11. Crime Fiction Alphabet: L is for LOCKED ROOM PUZZLES
12. Paying tribute to NERO WOLFE
13. ThrillerFest 2009: MYSTERIES VS. THRILLERS
14. Detectives: Alexander McCall Smith's MMA PRECIOUS RAMOTSWE / NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY
15. Detectives: Faye Kellerman's PETER DECKER and RINA LAZARUS
16. Detectives: Robert Parker's SPENSER
17. Crime Fiction Alphabet: K is for Laurie R. King
18. Mystery Scene nabs Lawrence Block
19. Interview: SUE GRAFTON (U Is For Undertow)
20. Interview: ELMORE LEONARD
21. Detectives: Agatha Christie's HERCULE POIROT
22. Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts
23. Detectives: J.A. Jance's JOANNA BRADY
24. Detectives: Sue Grafton's KINSEY MILLHONE
25. Sherlock Holmes: The Hamlet of Detective Fiction

Television
01. Watch BIONIC WOMAN episodes free online!
02. Watch IT TAKES A THIEF episodes free online!
03. Watch the MONK finale online!
04. LAW & ORDER on its way to the record books
05. Opening Theme: The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan 1972
06. Unaired '60s Batgirl pilot
07. Opening Theme: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN
08. Watch CHARLIE'S ANGELS episodes free online!
09. Watch MATT HELM episodes free online!
10. Opening Theme: BARETTA
11. Check out this nifty PSYCH widget
12. Opening Theme: NAME OF THE GAME
13. MONK goes out on top
14. Watch PSYCH episodes free online!
15. Opening Theme: HARRY O
16. Opening Theme: HAMISH MACBETH
17. Crime TV coming to DVD (Dec 29)
18. Opening Theme: DAN AUGUST
19. Opening Theme: SPIDER-MAN 1967
20. Opening Theme: THE PERSUADERS
21. Kenneth Branagh is WALLANDER
22. Opening Theme: NBC Mystery Movie (Columbo)
23. Opening Theme: THE HARDY BOYS & NANCY DREW
24. Opening Theme: THE ROCKFORD FILES
25. Opening Theme: PETER GUNN