Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Resurrect" Blog Tour

Book 1 in the Resurrect trilogy
by David E. Stevens

Preventing his burning fighter from crashing into a neighborhood, Navy Commander Josh Logan ejects ... too late.

Critically injured, he's offered a new life and mission to exploit highly classified military technology to stop a global cataclysm. The price? He'll be dead to everyone he knows.

He wakes in a city hospital with a genetically enhanced body and no identity. With the help of his brilliant Neuro ICU nurse and guided by nothing but a voice, he must infiltrate the military-industrial complex to develop the world's most powerful weapon ... to protect humanity?

Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/faaOD

Meet the Author:
A Navy fighter pilot with hundreds of aircraft carrier landings, Commander David E Stevens holds degrees from Cornell and the University of Michigan with graduate work in astrophysics. He test piloted new fighters and received an aviation patent. With a Top Secret clearance, Dave served as Strike Operations Officer for the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm and led classified defense programs. He's traveled to over two dozen countries.

Find out more about David E. Stevens at http://www.resurrecttrilogy.com/.
My Take:
My wonderful husband wrote the bulk of this review since this book is more his type of genre than mine! :)

Resurrect ias a great concept that was turned into a good book.  The idea of a person being brought back to life in a new body is pretty neat.  Make that body the peak (or perhaps even just above the peak) of human limits, and it is even better.  Give that person a contact that communicates with him in his thoughts and guides him towards his goal and you have the makings of a great spy novel. 
Unfortunately, I feel like David Stephens kind of mixed a great concept with unnecessary distractions and a main plot that was too big for this character.  Instead of working with a master spy to save the country from an enemy, he is working with someone who might be an alien (or even God…) to save the world from an incoming comet that no one else knows about or can see.

Having said that, I must say that the book is still well written.  The tension the author creates is intense and makes the reader want to keep reading.  At times I got frustrated with the concept of one man knowing all of the answers and everyone else being in the dark, but, overall, the drama was compelling and fun to read.
I just wish that the author had made Jessie (the voice) less frustrating.  He refused to answer any questions directly or even volunteer any information.  There were several points where the characters had a major setback due to finding out information Jessie had earlier but they didn’t directly ask about.  Add on to that the insinuation that Jessie was either an alien or God and it got a bit annoying.  Then, Josh kept asking spiritual questions that seemed to distract from the main plot.  It was like the book couldn’t decide if it wanted to be a Christian novel or not.  Either be a Christian novel or don’t, but don’t sit on the fence.
Still, overall I liked this book.  And, it is the first book in a trilogy.  I can’t wait to see what the next two books will be about and where our character will go.  I am eager to read the next installment in the resurrect trilogy. 
I will give Resurrect 3.5 bookworms (leaning towards 4).
Find out what other reviewers are saying here: http://litfusegroup.com/author/DStevens

To celebrate the release of Resurrect, David E. Stevens has teamed up with his publisher, Kregel Publications, for a Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Author Chat Party {12/4}.

One "thrilling" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Resurrect by David E. Stevens
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 3rd. Winner will be announced at the "Resurrect" Author Chat Facebook Party on 12/4. Connect with David, get a sneak peek of the next book in the Resurrect Trilogy, try your hand at the trivia contest, and win some great prizes—gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Resurrect and join David on the evening of December 4th for a chance to connect with David and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications/Monarch Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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