Apr 7, 2008

Never Ceese by Sue Dent - CFRB Feature

Originally Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat by Melissa Meeks

Journey Stone Creations (2006) *Young Adult Fantasy *ISBN: 978-159958-017-3 *Hardcover 300pages $17.95

About the Author:
Sue Dent hails from Mississippi where she graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in Data Processing/Business. Since graduation she’s been in the midst of what is now referred to as the IT or IS field. She's sold computers, taught computer classes, and even worked as a computer tech for the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources.

Her affinity for computers continues to come in handy although her career path has transitioned towards writing these days. When not writing, Sue designs websites and plays around with digital photography. As Sue sees it, "If I'm not doing something creative, I'm not doing anything."

Of her writing, Sue says, "I guess I always had a desire to write and make a living at it. And now that my two children, Amanda and Reece, have reached school-age status, I can do that a lot easier." As it continues to successfully cross both Secular and Christian boundaries, Sue also says, “Well, somebody had to do it. Might as well be me.”

Her first book Never Ceese was published in May of 2006. This novel has been short-listed for a Bram Stoker Award in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel, voted book club choice for the month of April 2007 at the ACFW (American Christian Writers Association) and is up for Book of the Year.

This past March Sue was an invited guest of Nicholas Grabowsky to the World Horror Convention in Toronto Canada. Never Ceese also appeared at Comic-Con 2007 in San Diego and has been represented by Head Press Publishing.

The sequel that readers are clamoring for, Forever Richard, is due out Fall 2008 published by The Writers’ CafĂ© Press. Check Sue's website for updates (click on her picture above). [The preceding bio was excerpted and paraphrased from the author's site and information available on the website of Never Ceese's publisher.]

About the Book:
In Never Ceese, Sue sets out to prove that faith and fun can live happily in the same story, and that vampire/werewolf fantasy can have a spiritual message too.

A determined werewolf, acting on her long-held wish to free herself of her curse, teams up with a skeptical vampire who can no longer admit that having his curse removed is something he wants.Will Cassie Felts be able to help them as her grandmother implored her to do or will they suffer at the hands of a radical and evil stem cell researcher who wants the fame and immortality he believes their blood will give him?

Like the parables of Jesus' time, Never Ceese implants the truth by telling it like it isn't! A vampire and a werewolf find their worlds colliding with one determined to once again acknowledge Truth while the other is not so sure he can. This is a spiritual fantasy designed to spark the imagination and speak to the heart while it also entertains. [The preceding synopsis was excerpted and paraphrased from the book cover synopsis and the book publisher's site. ]

My Two Cents:
Read My Review. You can also read an Excerpt of Never Ceese, use Google to search inside the book and check out what some of the other CFRB members have to say: Steve Rice @ Back to the Mountains, Susan Kirkland, Geralyn Beauchamp @ The Time Mistress, Cathi Hassan @ Cathi's Chatter, Caprice Hokstad @ Queen of Convolution and Karina Fabian @ Virtual Book Tour de Net - these member posts will be going up sometime during this tour week April 6-12 and some will have multiple posts so check back frequently to catch them all. Also don't forget to check out the daily posts this week at the main CFRB Blog. For even more information and reader reviews or to purchase the book go to its Barnes and Noble page (click on the cover). If you just have to have an autographed copy order here by clicking on the Never Ceese link at the top of the page.


cathikin said...

A nice collection of information, soem borrowed and some of your own. I like the phrase "Never Ceese implants the truth by telling it like it isn't!" I think that is the real key to good Christian fiction.

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