Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Author Ariel Allison & Quick Note From Spunky

Hi guys! Spunky is on the road today for two seminars - and I'll be out doing two more tomorrow - so forgive me if I'm quiet in the Bloggy world for a day or so.

Also, might need to do contest or celebration or something! I'm about to hit 100 official Blogger followers! Any suggestions???

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
eye of the god Abingdon Press (October 1, 2009)
by Ariel Allison


Allison is a published author who lives in a small Texas town with her husband and three young sons. She is the co-author of Daddy Do You Love Me: a Daughter’s Journey of Faith and Restoration (New Leaf Press, 2006). Justin Case, the first of three children’s books will be published by Harvest House in June 2009. Ariel is a weekly contributor to and has written for Today’s Christian Woman. She ponders on life as a mother of all boys at and on her thoughts as a redeemed dreamer at

From Ariel: I am the daughter of an acclaimed and eccentric artist, and given my “unconventional” childhood, had ample time to explore the intricacies of story telling. I was raised at the top of the Rocky Mountains with no running water or electricity (think Laura Ingles meets the Hippie Movement), and lived out the books I read while running barefoot through the sagebrush. My mother read to me by the light of a kerosene lantern for well over a decade, long after I could devour an entire novel in the course of a day. Authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, George MacDonald, and L.M. Montgomery were the first to capture my heart and I have grown to love many others since.


eye of the god takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.
We follow Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, in their quest to steal the gem, which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita. When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it. That won’t stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers.
However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the “eye of the god” is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.
When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves. No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story.

If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of eye of the god, go HERE
The book link is:


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Eye of the god sounds good. It also sounds like Ariel's childhood would make an interesting book!

Creative Chronicler said...

Eye of the God sounds like an intriguing read. I'll have to check it out.

I think you should give away a copy of your Overcoming Obstacles with Spunk when you reach 100 followers. I think any of your followers would really find it useful. (if you do decide to do that, you can take my name out of the running since I already have a well worn copy)

The Old Silly said...

the CFBA seems to produce a lot of fine books and The Eye of God is definitely an interesting sounding read. Thanks once again for sharing, Diane.

Marvin D Wilson

Ariel Allison Lawhon said...

Diane, thank you so much for chatting about my novel. You made my day!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Wow- sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing and congrats on making 100 blog followers!!