Monday, October 29, 2007

CFBA Special Event Blog Tour with The Return by Austin Boyd (AND A HUGE GIVEAWAY!)

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(Navpress Publishing Group July 13, 2007)


Austin Boyd


Austin Boyd writes from his experience as a decorated Navy pilot, spacecraft engineer and an astronaut candidate finalist. Austin lives with his wife Cindy and four children in America’s “Rocket City”--Huntsville, Alabama, where he directs business development for a large NASA and defense contractor. His creative talents include inspirational fiction and poetry, finely crafted reproduction colonial furniture, archery and long distance cycling. He serves his community as an advocate for a crisis pregnancy center and as a motivational speaker in the area of lifestyle evangelism.

THE RETURN is part of the Mars Hill Classified Series with The Evidence and The Proof



Six years after completing a manned mission to the Red Planet, Admiral John Wells is set to make another journey to Mars. But this time his crew is not alone, as John's team encounters a secret colony comprised of individuals pursuing John Raines' strange religion, the "Father Race."

While John begins to uncover a web of lies on Mars, his wife and daughter are struggling for survival on earth. Now John must survive his dangerous mission and find a way back home, even as a shocking plan begins to unfold millions of miles away on earth.

Austin Boyd is back with his third thrilling novel in the Mars Hill Classified series, full of high-tech intrigue, memorable characters, and adventure that transports readers to another world.

From the Back Cover:

With nothing left for him on Earth, Rear Admiral John Wells didn't hesitate to lead a third NASA team to Mars, but he never dreamed that one day they'd look out their laboratory module into the lights of a slow-moving vehicle not their own. In the third installment of the Mars Hill Classified series, life on Mars becomes increasingly more unpredictable as the past collides with the future and nothing, not even the dead, is as it seems.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, the fate of hundreds, including John Wells' family--presumed dead these last six years--rests precariously in the hands of Malcolm Raines, self-proclaimed Guardian of the Mother Seed and Principal Cleric of Saint Michael's Remnant, and his insidious plans for the Father Race.

Wells will find himself in a race against time and all odds to expose the truth: about Mars, about Malcolm Raines, and, if he's very brave, about himself.

"Austin Boyd is one of the brightest new voices in Christian fiction. His long association with the space program lends authenticity as he reveals the turmoil in the minds and hearts of those who are willing to risk everything by making that journey. In The Return, we learn that both human emotions and God's presence reach far beyond the pull of Earth's gravity."
--Richard L Mabry, author of The Tender Scar


Leave me a comment and you can win a copy of The Return. Plus, 9 other commenters will receive a CD and DVD sampler of his Mars Hill Classified series, and another goodie or two. I'll draw the winning names next Wednesday (November 7th) get your comments in quickly!

Happy Reading!



Angela said...

I love anything about Mars. The last year before my grandfather died we spent ALOT of time talking about the Mars rover mission and we were lucky enough that he lived long enough to see the pictures come back. I miss him horribly he would have loved this book too.

windycindy said...

Hello! What an interesting give-away! Please put me in the drawing hat. Thanks much.....Cin

lace said...

This sounds interesting. Count me in.

ChristyJan said...

My husband worked for Thiokol for over 20 years and we were lucky enough to watch a space shuttle launch once. I'm sure he (my husband) would be fascinated with these books.
Please enter me in this contest.

Karen said...

Count me in please:)

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