News for March 19th, 2010

Author Keven Newsome releases eBook edition of Winter

Keven Newsome’s debut novel Winter has been released in downloadable eBook format exclusively through Lulu.com.

NEW ORLEANS – March 8, 2010 – Keven Newsome’s spiritual thriller Winter is now available to the public for eBook download.  It is available exclusively through Lulu.com at http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/winter/7381014.  This is a privately sponsored, non-contracted release.

In the spirit of Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, this story takes you on a thrilling journey through the life of Winter Maessen.  With the pop phenomenon of Twilight sweeping our nation, Winter is more timely than ever.  Its sound Christian teaching and dark undertones will bridge the gap between Twilight fans and people of faith.

Winter Maessen, defiant, withdrawn, and Goth, gives herself more completely to God than anything in her entire life. It soon becomes apparent that her faith is no longer ordinary. The strange visions, premonitions, and voices that suddenly come to her daily can only be described as one thing… prophecy.

As a freshman in college, she struggles to understand and control her new ability, and ultimately finds herself in a deadly battle with a Satanic priest. Can her gift help her and her friends survive? Only one thing is certain, it's going to be a very long and dark year.

Winter is the first of a four book series that follows the four years of Winter's collegiate experience, while simultaneously revealing to us her four tumultuous high school years.   Newsome is currently working on the second installment. As the series progresses, new and exciting things happen in Winter's life.  In the end, her faith and ability as a prophetess will rival that of Elijah.

Winter was a 2009 Marcher Lord Press Premise contest finalist, finishing in the top ten.  This contest was an “invitation only” contest where Winter competed against forty-nine other entries.

In a recent review, Columbus, MS resident Hope Hogan said, “Winter has captivated me in a way no other book has in a very long time. It is a riveting, page-turning journey of self-understanding and coming-to-grips with letting go and letting God work in and through the life of Winter Maessen.”

Keven Newsome is a Columbia, MS native and a Music Education graduate from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS.  He is currently pursuing a MA in Theology specializing in Christian Apologetics at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he lives with his wife and children.  To find out more about Keven and his book Winter or if you are interested in representing him for a mass-market release of Winter, you can find him at www.facebook.com/thewordcrafter

To purchase the eBook edition, go to http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/winter/7381014.  The download is in PDF format and can be viewed on virtually any electronic reader such as the Kindle, the Nook, and the Sony Reader.  It can also be viewed with Acrobat Reader on your PC.  The cost of the download is $7.49.

Keven Newsome


News for March 17th, 2010

Karina Fabian got a great new review for her book Magic, Mensa & Mayhem at the Midwest Book Review. You can read it here: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/mar_10.htm#janie

Members Cathi-Lyn Dyck and Grace Bridges are also members of a group called International Christian Fiction Writers, which operates a group blog.
Cathi-Lyn wrote there recently on What is Literature, with some insights on speculative fiction: http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-is-literature.html
And Grace Bridges republished The Night of the Gift, a short story from a few years ago which is both international and speculative:

Keven Newsome at The New Authors' Fellowship has written two articles useful for writers when planning a novel:
The Hero's Journey http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2008/03/18/the-heros-journey/
and The Villain's Quest http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/the-villains-quest/

Jeremy Robinson has released Part 9 of his free audiobook Beneath. You can catch all the parts so far at http://www.podiobooks.com/title/beneath


News for March 15th, 2010

Laser and Sword Magazine Updates: 
March 11, 2010 - Farewell Jirel, Part Four, the latest installment of the Rise of the Judge web serial.

A juvenile delinquent caught meting out vigilante justice gets inducted into a dystopian Army under threat of a noose. Can a double agent get Snyder back on track? Will Snyder survive to discover his destiny?

March 9, 2010 - Powerhouse Carries on, Part seven,  the latest installment of the Tales of the Dim Knight web serial.

A mild-mannered janitor discovers a symbiotic alien cylinder that brings his dreams of being a superhero true. One question haunts: can there be such a thing as a good Symbiot, even if he isn't black tar?

March 8, 2010 - The Fifth Column, Part Nine, the latest installment of the Order of the Sword web serial.

A comic book CEO seeks to defeat terrorism as the Sword by uniting the world's greatest superheros. Will he learn bad guys masquerade as good guys before the traitor in their midst sends the heroes to their doom?

Updates from Mindflights Magazine:

"Balance of Power"
 by Lindsey Duncan
As a mediocre Lightweaver and a former swordswoman, Tanasdra is entirely expendable as a stand-in for the Eye, the most gifted foreteller in centuries. But the ruse won't be enough.

"Patience" by Rosalind Casey (A Student Contributor)
She comforts herself in the waiting

"The Never-People"
 by Douglas Kolacki
How do you tell people about heaven when they never die?