Wednesday, February 15, 2017

One Night in Tehran: A Titus Ray Thriller ~~ Book I in the Titus Ray Thriller Series



Thriller, Espionage

What is the inspiration behind your writing?

I was inspired to write the first book in the series, when I heard about the persecution of Christians in Iran about five years ago. Because I've always been an avid reader of mysteries and thrillers, I knew my first book would be in this genre. However, when I heard about the Iranian Christians, I began asking several questions, which eventually became the plotline of the book. I wondered what would happen if a veteran CIA intelligence operative in Tehran encountered a group of Iranian Christians and became a believer. How would his conversion affect his career? How would a man trained to lie and deceive others be able to follow the teachings of Christ in the real world?


When did you start writing for publication? Why? What drives you to write?

I was a freelance writer for over thirty years for various Christian news outlets. Most often, I wrote stories about what happened to adults who came to faith in Christ late in life, and how their conversion experience changed their lifestyle. I’ve always felt I’d write a book eventually, and since I love spy novels and I’m well-versed in the genre, I decided to make my first book about a CIA officer who came to faith in Christ. I’m driven by my desire to share the message of Christ in such an entertaining and engaging way it will encourage people to explore the gospel message and to be encouraged to grow in the Christian faith.

If this novel is a series, tell us about the series.

The Titus Ray Thrillers Series is about a CIA intelligence officer who is brought to faith in Christ by a group of Iranian Christians in Tehran following a botched CIA operation. When he returns to the States,

In One Night in Tehran, Book I in the series, Titus goes on the run from an assassin and encounters an Iranian couple who may have ties to the killer and meets Nikki Saxon, a beautiful local detective, who considers him a suspect in a murder investigation.

In Two Days in Caracas, Book II in the series, Titus travels from Costa Rica to Venezuela in search of Ahmed Al-Amin before he murders a high-profile government official. Along the way, a family crisis jeopardizes his mission, and an Agency division head threatens to destroy his career.

In Three Weeks in Washington, Book III in the series, Titus races across two continents pursuing Jihadi terrorists who plan to attack  the nation’s capital with chemical weapons. Titus puts his own life on the line when he exposes an Iranian deep-cover operative with close ties to American government officials.

Book IV, Four Months in Cuba, will be published in Fall 2017. A prequel to One Night in Tehran will be included in a new box set of ten Christian thrillers being released in October 2017. The boxed set, Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers, will include this Titus Ray prequel, One Step Back.



My author presence on social media:

Personal Website:   http://www.LuanaEhrlich.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/luanasbooks

Sunday, January 1, 2017

When The Snow Comes, by B. J. Robinson ~ a review

 Romance, Holiday

 

Right from the beginning, the author gets inside the characters and shows what they long for, what has broken their hearts. Amber Brooke Paige and Adam Cameron Baker both think the other didn't take their love and their engagement seriously enough. And so the engagement was broken and they went their separate ways. Amber, now a nurse, has inherited her aunt's Victorian house and come home. When he tells her he wants to buy her aunt's house, she refuses to sell, determined he won't get her house. In this story southern settings are described perfectly and with charm.

I loved the way the author wove the book's title into the story. Amber knows Adam is the love of her life. She won't chase him, but she so desires to have a life with him. So she vows, "“When the snow comes, I’ll find a way, Lord willing.” If you love a delightful southern read with a heartwarming romance, I highly recommend this one.


When The Snow Comes on Amazon