Wednesday, 24 October 2007

CFBA Blog Tour of Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe and Aussie Giveaway

I am delighted to have a copy of Illuminated to give away ~ Aussie addressees only please. Post a comment by midnight Wednesday 31st October, 2007 to be entered in the draw.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

(Thomas Nelson August 7, 2007)


Matt Bronleewe is a recognized producer, songwriter and author. The former member of the band Jars of Clay, has earned numerous awards producing and co-writing albums that have sold a combined total of over 20 million copies. His songs have recently been recorded by Disney pop sensations Aly & AJ, American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, and more. Bronleewe has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Michael W. Smith, International pop singer Natalie Imbruglia and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Bronleewe was raised on a farm in Kansas, where he lived until he left for college in 1992. At Greenville College in Illinois, Bronleewe formed the band Jars of Clay with his dorm roommate and two neighbors, and the group soon found success. Though Bronleewe opted to leave Jars of Clay early on to pursue an academic career, he soon found himself in Nashville, co-writing, producing, and playing music professionally.

To add to his list of accomplishments, Bronleewe has expanded his love of story telling beyond music into authorship. He is currently penning a 5 book series for Thomas Nelson Fiction. Illuminated, in stores now, begins the adventurous series about rare manuscripts and the mysteries within.

Bronleewe currently resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife and three children. He continues to write and produce music, and he also volunteers through his church to help disadvantaged youth in the community. Bronleewe enjoys reading, taste-testing good food and watching sports, as well as indulging his interests in art, architecture, design and science.


August Adams has failed his family before. He's sacrificed relationships in pursuit of adventure, fame, and money. Now the very lives of those he loves depend on his ability to decipher a centuries-old puzzle encrypted in the colorful hand-painted illuminations that adorn three rare Gutenberg Bibles.

It's a secret that could yield unimaginable wealth, undermine two major religions, and change the course of Western civilization. Two ruthless, ancient organizations are willing to do anything to get their hands on it. And August has the span of one transatlantic flight to figure it out.

If he fails, those he holds most dear will die. If he succeeds, he'll destroy a national treasure.

The clock ticks, the suspense mounts, and the body count rises as August pits his knowledge and his love for his family against the clock, secret societies, and even Johannes Gutenberg himself.

"...this rare breed of suspense thriller combines mysterious hidden clues, secret societies, buried treasure, double agents, and the Knights Templar...if you turned National Treasure into international treasure, traded DaVinci codes for Gutenberg Bibles, married it to Indiana Jones, and added the pacing of 24 you'd be in the neighborhood of Illuminated...on a scale of one to 10, this one goes to 11."
-Aspiring Retail Magazine

Read my review, here!


Naomi said...

Wow sounds like a great book. Count me in please.

Ausjenny said...

This does sound interesting.
I was always and indiana jones fan.
please enter me.
Thanks Rel your review makes me want to read this.

AshleyR said...

Count me in Please! I would love to win this book! I hope I win this book!!

ad said...

Sounds quite intriguing,so please add my name. ta

Davo said...

I think I must agree, sounds like it might be a good read, add my name to the list thanks Narelle.

jaana said...

Please enter me in...

angela said...

sounds like a good actions, mystery. Please add my name to the hat.

Ausjenny said...

Please take my name out of the draw
i have read a few reviews and realize its not the sort of book i would enjoy and i would rather someone who would appreciate this book have a chance to win.

Matt said...

Love the review! Thanks so much for the enthusiasm and support! And this is just the beginning... The follow-up to ILLUMINATED comes out August 12th, 2008. Prepare yourself for the next thrillride...HOUSE OF WOLVES!

Matt Bronleewe

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