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NEW AUTHOR ALERT – INTRODUCING BOYD MORRISON!

“If the truth be known, I have always been an easy mark for a good adventure.  I eagerly wait for each new release by Clive Cussler, Jack DuBrul, James Rollins and Steve Berry, just to name a few.

Book after book these authors deliver suspense, intrigue, and offer creative answers to some of history’s greatest mysteries.  With the world frequently hanging in the balance their heroes save mankind from the latest villain, while simultaneously unraveling ancient riddles.

So how could I resist when I learned of a new author with a story lauded by Jim Rollins, Doug Preston, Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds and Chris Kuzneski?  I read an advance and was knocked out.  Morrison brings a new voice to adventure, and I predict will earn his own place in the genre.  I know I already have a place on my bookshelf reserved for his books!

Join me in welcoming Boyd Morrison to our community of collectors.” – John Hutchinson, co-owner of VJ Books

 

JOHN’S BOOK REVIEW – THE ARK BY BOYD MORRISON

ark-morrison1Legend has it that somewhere on Mt. Ararat sits the remains of Noah’s Ark.

In a genre that has shown us the whereabouts of the Island of Atlantis, King Solomon’s Mine, Alexander’s Library, and the gold of the Incas, it was only a matter of time for The Ark itself to see daylight.

The only question was “who would find it first?”  Would it be Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Jack DuBrul, or Steve Berry? No, they are all beaten to the punch by newcomer Boyd Morrison!

Morrison delivers all of the thrills we’ve come to expect is his debut novel, The Ark (Touchstone, May 2010).  The story begins with archaeologist Hasad Arvadi announcing that his lifelong search for Noah’s Ark is about to bear fruit as he struggles to record his final thoughts, trapped in a darkened chamber, succumbing to multiple gun shot wounds.

The story roars to life as Arvadi’s daughter, Dilara Kenner, also an archaeologist is marked for death by the same dark force that has taken her father’s life.  She teams up with Tyler Locke, an engineer whose past may offer clues to a plot so sinister that it signals an end to the human experience.  Locke and Kenner race against time to unravel a vast conspiracy led by a villain so real it will make your skin crawl.  Can they stop him in time, and how does the story of the flood and Noah’s Ark fit in?

Move over Dirk Pitt, stand aside Phil Mercer, watch out Cotton Malone, Tyler Locke is on the scene promising Boyd Morrison a commanding place at the adventure table.

The Ark  has it all, a tall dark hero with unsurpassed skills and incredible timing, a beautiful archeologist who can handle herself in a fight, a wealthy bad guy with plans to dominate the world, and clues to a ancient mystery that will have you rethinking human history.

The Ark is one hell of a ride. 

CHECK OUT THE NEW AWESOME BOOK TRAILER FOR THE ARK HERE !

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Steve Berry and James Rollins Dominate ThrillerGenre!

Former ITW (International Thriller Writers) co-presidents, Steve Berry and James Rollins continue to dominate the thriller genre with new releases this month. 

 

Steve Berry continues his bestselling Cotton Malone series with the release of The Paris Vendetta (Random House), now shipping from VJ Books (www.vjbooks.com; signed $29.99).   When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?  “All the Berry hallmarks are here: scale, scope, sweep, history – plus breathless second-by-second suspense. I love this guy.” — Lee Child (Gone Tomorrow; Delacorte).  

 

On December 29th James Rollins releases The Altar of Eden (HarperCollins), taking a breather from his Sigma Force adventures (Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, et al) bringing us a stand alone novel (signed $29.99 at www.vjbooks.com).  With his latest breathtaking blockbuster, Rollins delivers all the action, surprise, and intensity for which he’s well known—and loved. Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense—and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis—Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts.  VJ Books is taking reserve orders for what will surely be a chart topping book.

ITW writers continue to be the dominate force in the thriller genre.  In addition to Berry and Rollins many other members of the society have contributed bestsellers in 2009.  Clive Cussler has teamed with Grant Blackwood and Justin Scott with, Spartan Gold and The Wrecker, adding two new authors to his franchise, joining Paul Kemprecos, Jack DuBrul and Dirk Cussler. 

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VJ Books Begins Presales on Autographed Copies of Richard Doetsch’s Newest Thriller The 13th Hour

The 13th Hour is the story of a man given the chance to go back in time in one-hour increments to prevent a vicious crime from destroying his life. Bestselling author Steve Berry, says of The 13th Hour, “What an innovative concept, a thriller in reverse. Brilliantly conceived, perfectly executed. Fresh, exciting, bristling with originality. I only wish I had thought of it first.” While Andrew Gross describes it as, “Explod[ing] out of the box with pace, verve, intrigue, and an ingenious premise, a breathless race to stop a murder that has already taken place.”

A surprising and utterly original thriller, The 13th Hour is pure page-turning suspense — full of double crosses, cliffhangers, and shocking revelations.  “This is one of those books that you cannot put down.” said VJ Books co-founder, John Hutchinson, “It starts.” Hutchinson expects this title to sell out quickly from his website, www.vjbooks.com.

Doetsch‘s first novel, The Thieves of Heaven, was published in 2006 and has been purchased by 20th Century Fox. An international bestseller, The Thieves of Heaven is published in 28 languages and available in 33 countries. His second novel, The Thieves of Faith garnering praise as a tour de force as it rode the bestseller lists around the world.

VJ Books Announces Membership into Writer’s Organization Devoted to Thriller Genre

VJ Books, online bookseller of collectible and signed mystery, science fiction and horror books, is proud to announce its recent membership into ITW (The International Thriller Writers).

ITW is the only writer’s organization devoted exclusively to the thriller genre.

Co-Presidents Steve Berry (Paris Vendetta) and Joe Moore (The 731 Legacy) recently offered their congratulations to John Hutchinson and Virginia Lenneville, owners of the 13-year-old internet company.  Being a part of the associate membership of ITW shows VJ Books’ commitment to promoting the thriller genre at an innovative and superior level.

ITW began in June 2004 and has grown to over 1100 members consisting of authors, fans, publishers and the like.  Past co-presidents include David Morrell and Gayle Lynds, and James Rollins.

VJ Books was honored to have attended the Annual Thrillerfest held in New York.  “We look forward to upcoming events where authors, fans and booksellers can meet to talk about great reading!” offered Ms. Lenneville about the July 2009 event.  David Morrell was honored as 2009 Thrillermaster.  Brad Meltzer, long-time friend of VJ Books was honored with the Silver Bullet Award.

Best Thriller of the Year was given to Jeffery Deaver for The Bodies Left Behind.  His novel The Broken Window was also nominated.  Other “Best Thriller” nominees Harlan Coben, Andrew Gross and Brad Thor also have long-time relationships with VJ Books.

“I can’t begin to tell you how special it was to see our author friends at the workshops and other events that weekend” Lenneville added.  “It convinced John and me that we simply had to become members and support this fine organization.”

For more information on the International Thriller Writers, visit their website at:  www.thrillerwriters.org.  For more information about VJ Books, visit their site at www.vjbooks.com.

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