This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance tour is featuring Brandilyn Collins' Violet Dawn. It was released in August by Zondervan and is part of her new Kanner Lake series. There are two other books to come...Coral Moon, releasing in March of '07, and Crimson Eve, releasing in September of '07. Brandilyn is the self proclaimed author of seatbelt suspence. This book is no exception. After reading this book, I am leary of getting in a hottub. You will understand when you read this book.
Stop in and visit the Scenes and Beans site to learn more about the characters. It is an innovative marketing tool where various writers are doing daily blogs from the fictional characters in the series.
In addition to her writing, Brandilyn somehow finds the time to blog at her site-Forensics and Faith. One of the subjects she has addressed recently is the value of reviews. Are they merely marketing tools? Or are they an in-depth analysis of the real themes of the work? I found it very interesting.
Most of my reviews have been shorter pieces that give you a quick feel for the book. Would you rather have fewer reviews that are more in depth? Or a mixture of both? Maybe a "sister" blog that could feature longers critical essays on books? I want to hear from you.