Friday, 30 November 2007

Sneak peek at some of Zondervan's 2008 releases

Click on the book titles and authors' names for more info!


Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker

When Chloe Adams’ fiancé dumps her—the night before their wedding—two girlfriends from her book group decide it’s time to take charge, and suggest that a little adventure is in order for the three of them. After all, why let a perfectly good honeymoon cruise go to waste?
Adventure? Chloe Adams? No way! Chloe’s lived in one town her whole life. The closest she’s ever gotten to actual adventures is reading about them. But her girlfriends won’t take no for an answer. One good adventure calls for another as Chloe’s friends try to coax her out of her post-dumping funk, and soon she finds herself living out the adventures in her book club’s latest selections. Hiking. Sailing. River rafting. Traveling to new places and eating exotic food. The play-it-safe Chloe begins to blossom into a new, daring Chloe. A Chloe who just might be ready to take on her biggest adventure of all …

Laura Jensen Walker
has a knack for quirky heroines and real-life humor. In Chloe, she’s created another memorable character that will live on in readers’ hearts.



Black Sea Affair by Don Brown

Navy Commander Pete Miranda is chosen to lead a top-secret military operation to sneak a U.S. submarine into the Black Sea. His mission: to sink a rogue Russian freighter carrying stolen nuclear fuel. The attack brings the world to the verge of nuclear holocaust. The Black Sea Affair is one of the most dangerous games of brinkmanship since the Cuban Missile Crisis. As the U.S. Navy searches for weapons-grade plutonium that has been smuggled out of Russia by terrorists, a submarine mishap escalates the international crisis. JAG Officer Zack Brewer is called on to defend American submarine skipper Miranda and his crew at a military tribunal in Moscow. It is a heart-stopping race against the clock. With Russian missiles activated and programmed for American cities, Brewer stalls for time, as the U.S. Navy frantically searches the high seas for a floating hydrogen bomb that could threaten New York Harbor.

Author Don Brown takes
you from the Oval Office to the Straits of Istanbul to the high-stakes court-martial in Russia in one of the most dangerous games of non-stop suspense.


Controlling Interest by Elizabeth White

Matt Hogan has sworn off women—and with his Memphis detective agency in financial trouble, he doesn’t have time for them anyway. So when a wealthy investor buys controlling interest in the business, Matt thinks his prayers have been answered. That is, until he learns the identity of his new business partner.

With a degree in criminal justice and two years’ experience in a Mississippi sheriff’s office, Natalie Tubberville is determined to show she’s got what it takes to be a private investigator. And Matt is just as determined to have nothing to do with her—until Natalie offers to return her share of the company if Matt solves their next case before she does.

The race is on in this lighthearted romantic comedy—guy and gal vying for the upper hand as their reluctant mutual attraction grows … while a simple case of a runaway bride threatens to explode into an international incident. Will Matt and Natalie call off the competition—or uncover an entirely new game plan?

Elizabeth White is the author of Fair Game, Fireworks, four novellas for the HeartQuest anthology series, and The Texas Gatekeepers series for Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Suspense line. She lives in Mobile, Alabama.


My Name is Russell Fink by Michael Snyder

Russell Fink is twenty-six years old and determined to salvage a job he hates so he can finally move out of his parents’ house for good. He’s convinced he gave his twin sister cancer when they were nine years old. And his crazy fiancée refuses to accept the fact that their engagement really is over. Then Sonny, his allegedly clairvoyant basset hound, is found murdered. The ensuing amateur investigation forces Russell to confront several things at once—the enormity of his family’s dysfunction, the guy stalking his family, and his long-buried feelings for a most peculiar love interest. At its heart, My Name Is Russell Fink is a comedy, with sharp dialogue, characters steeped in authenticity, romance, suspense, and fresh humor. With a postmodern style similar to Nick Hornby and Douglas Coupland, the author explores reconciliation, forgiveness, and faith in the midst of tragedy. No amount of neurosis or dysfunction can derail God’s redemptive purposes.

Michael Snyder
has spent the bulk of his
professional career in sales, has fallen in love, and continues to struggle with the balance between art and vocation. He’s never investigated a murder, much less that of an allegedly clairvoyant dog.



Only Uni by Camy Tang

Senior biologist Trish Sakai is ready for a change from her wild, flirtatious behavior. So Trish creates three simple rules from First and Second Corinthians and plans to follow them to the letter. No more looking at men as possible dates, especially non-Christians. Second, tell others about Christ. And third, she will persevere in hardship by relying on God. And just to make sure she behaves, she enlists the help of her three cousins, Lex, Venus and Jennifer, the only Christians in their large extended family. But Trish’s dangerously tempting ex-boyfriend, Kazuo the artist, keeps popping up at all the wrong moments, and her grandmother, who has her eye on his family money, keeps trying to push the two of them back together again. Then there’s Spencer, the hunky colleague at work who keeps turning Trish’s thoughts in the wrong direction. It just isn’t fair! She’s trying so hard, but instead of being God’s virtuous woman, she’s going nuts trying to stand firm against two hunky guys. Trish thought following her three rules would be a cinch, but suddenly those simple rules don’t seem so simple after all.

Camy Tang grew up in Hawaii and worked for years as a biologist/researcher until she felt God’s call to return to the writing that she had loved as a student. She now writes "romance with a kick of wasabi" and, with her husband, is a staff worker with the youth of her church.

4 comments:

Deena said...

If you have connections and can get me on lists for these...I'll adore you and name my first grandchild after you...whether my kids agree or not:-) LOL!!

So Many Books... said...

Daring Chloe looks good. Love the cover.

Deborah said...

ahhh! i want that daring chloe book!!! and the camy tang book of course. and the elizabeth white book.
i already have russell fink!!!

Leola said...

I must say, I like the sound of some of those books! Daring Chloe, Controlling Interest and Only Uni are all now on my list of want to reads!!

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