Thursday, April 22, 2010

CFBA Presents BLOOD RANSOM by Lisa Harris

Author Lisa Harris knows how to yank you into her story and hang on to you. She practices good writing, excellent storytelling and deep editing. Once you start reading, you'll find yourself involved in a story of modern-day slavery and government corruption. Though a work of fiction, this book reveals real horrors happening in our world today.The details of life in Africa will fascinate you and the author's background as a missionary living in Africa makes every word believable. Lisa has published romance and cozy mysteries; this is her first suspense novel, the first book in her Mission Hope Series. Read below, then make haste to your nearest bookstore to purchase a copy.

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

Blood Ransom Zondervan (April 1, 2010) by Lisa Harris


Award-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has more than fifteen novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries.

From Lisa:

Have you ever noticed how God often uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things? In writing Blood Ransom, I wanted my heroes and heroines to be ordinary people, faced with extraordinary circumstances. Chad and Natalie’s lives were changed not only through the challenges they faced, but also through their reliance on God. And when they set off on their journey to the capital to save Joseph’s family, they never imagined that God would call them to a task that was beyond the scope of their own power.

But while this story is fictional, the issue of a modern day slave trade is very real. It is estimated that there are currently more than 27 million slaves on the world today from Africa, to Eastern Europe … to the United States of America. The fact is, we don’t have to travel around the world to see people hurting and exploited. They’re real people we pass every day, living in our neighborhoods, and attending our churches and schools. They’re empty and broken, searching for freedom and hope in an often hopeless world.


Natalie Sinclair is working to eradicate the diseases decimating whole villages in the Republic of Dhambizao when she meets Dr. Chad Talcott, a surgeon on sabbatical from a lucrative medical practice now volunteering at a small clinic.

Meanwhile, things are unraveling in Dhambizao. Joseph Komboli returns to his village to discover rebel soldiers abducting his family and friends. Those that were too old or weak to work lay motionless in the African soil. When Chad and Natalie decide to help Joseph expose this modern-day slave trade---and a high-ranking political figure involved in it---disaster nips at their heels.

Where is God in the chaos? Will Chad, Natalie, and Joseph win their race against time?

Romance and adventure drive Blood Ransom, by Lisa Harris, a powerful thriller about the modern-day slave trade and those who dare to challenge it.

If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of Blood Ransom, go HERE.

1 comment:

Lisa Harris said...

Jess, I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed Blood Ransom. I loved writing the story and for the chance to share this book of my heart. Blessings, Lisa