Day Five BBAW Giveaway: Speculative Fiction

Today is the final day of BBAW and I have two books in the Speculative Fiction genre to give away. Both books are brand new hardcovers from Tor Forge. The giveaway is open WORLD-WIDE, but you must be a book blogger to enter.

Tunnel Vision by Gary Braver
Hardcover: 383 pages
Publisher: Tor/Forge (June 21, 2011)

ABOUT THE BOOK

From the Publisher:

What if you didn’t have to die to know that heaven exists?
And what if that knowledge could get you killed?

Following a biking accident on icy Boston streets, grad student Zack Kashian lapses into a coma. When he wakes up on Easter, months later, muttering the Lord’s Prayer in the original Aramaic, the media is set abuzz about the “Miracle Man.” Religious fanatics flock to Zack’s hospital bedside, though he claims to be an atheist.

Zack’s revival also catches the attention of Dr. Elizabeth Luria, who heads up a small team of neuroscientists secretly researching near-death experiences (NDE). Their objective: to determine if there is anything to the claims of NDE victims about floating down tunnels into the celestial light and meeting spiritual beings. Is all that evidence of the afterlife? Or is it just neurobiology, as Sarah Wyman, one of Luria’s young researchers suspects.

For personal reasons, Luria is desperate to prove the afterlife exists. So are her wealthy, evangelist backers, who can’t wait to announce the greatest discovery in human history: that God exists. A discovery that would at last reconcile science and religion. A discovery that would end the world’s religious strife and unite all humanity.

Yet Zack’s experiences are anything but heavenly. While he and Sarah struggle to understand his horrific out-of-body experiences, they have no idea that sinister forces have taken an interest in them. Forces to whom near-death experiences are utter blasphemy—deceptions by Satan himself. They enlist a menacing agent who, in the name of God, will stop at nothing to terminate the project and all involved.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gary Braver is the bestselling author of Elixir, Gray Matter, Flashback, and Skin Deep. Flashback is the only thriller to have won the prestigious Massachusetts Book Award. He lives with his family in Arlington, Massachusetts. Learn more about Braver and his work by visiting the author’s website.

ENTER TO WIN TUNNEL VISION

  • Contest is open through September 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm PST
  • Contest is open WORLD WIDE
  • You MUST be a book blogger to be eligible.
  • Click here to take survey
  • I will randomly draw ONE winner on September 21, 2011 and announce their name here on my blog.

The Knowledge of Good and Evil by Glenn Kleier
Hardcover: 413 pages
Publisher: Tor/Forge (June 19, 2011)

ABOUT THE BOOK

Read an excerpt.

From the Publisher:

On December 4, 1968, world-famous theologian Father Louis Merton visited the ancient Dead City of Polonnaruwa, Ceylon, entered the Cave of the Spirits of Knowledge, and experienced a vision.  It’s claimed he found a backdoor to the Afterlife, that he looked into the Mind of God and escaped with a secret so powerful it could change all humanity…bring wars to a standstill…end forever the age-old hatreds between races, creeds and cultures.

Six days later as Merton prepared to announce his discovery at a religious conference, he suffered a horrific death under mysterious circumstances.  But the secret did not die with him.  Merton left behind a journal…                    

Years later, beautiful psychologist Angela Weber and her troubled fiancé, Ian Baringer, are on the hunt for Merton’s long-lost journal and its door to the Afterlife.  Angela, an agnostic, wants to help Ian heal the wounds of a traumatic childhood plane crash that took the lives of his parents.  Ian, a defrocked priest, no longer trusts in religion’s promise of eternal life.  He must know for certain if he will ever see his parents again, and is driven to find out firsthand what lies beyond, and what it holds for mankind.  

Together, Angela and Ian plunge headlong into a global chase, pursued by a shadowy cult, dead bodies and destruction in their wake.  If Ian and Angela succeed, they will defy the gates of heaven and hell to learn a secret hidden from the world since the dawn of time . . . 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenn Kleier is the former co-founder and president of a national marketing and communications firm who now pursues his passion for writing full-time. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed thriller, The Last Day. He makes his home in Louisville, Kentucky. Learn more about Kleier and his work by visiting the author’s website.

ENTER TO WIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL

  • Contest is open through September 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm PST
  • Contest is open WORLD WIDE
  • You MUST be a book blogger to be eligible.
  • Click here to take survey
  • I will randomly draw ONE winner on September 21, 2011 and announce their name here on my blog.

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2 comments

    • Serena on September 16, 2011 at 08:13

    The music in Tunnel Vision s creepy yet reminiscent of religious symphonies. Thanks for the giveaways.

    • Wendy on September 16, 2011 at 15:02
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    You’re welcome, Serena!

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