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Monday, December 17, 2012

Review & Giveaway! Dark Hearted by D.I. Telbat

Dark Hearted by D.I. Telbat
COIL Series: Book Two
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Dark Hearted, Book Two of the COIL Series by D.I. Telbat, continues with the suspense that began in book one, Dark Liaison, A Christian Suspense Novel.

The Commission of International Laborers' mission is interrupted, and they are once again targeted by a dark enemy bent on hatred and racism. COIL founder, Corban Dowler, has developed commando-style teams, using non-lethal weapons, to extract threatened servants of the Lord from danger zones worldwide. Corban now musters all of his resources to search for his abducted operatives, and hopes to stop the evil intentions of the one they know as Abaddon.

A biochemical weapon is about to change the world, and COIL may be the catalyst—unless their brazen courage and boldness in Christ can change the tide. Where death seems indestructible, Corban Dowler's operatives carry God's love and determination into the midst of the darkness.

Encrypted data finds its way to Corban from Karol Ngolsk in Romania, offering a glimmer of hope. Corban then leads the COIL team through a maze of intrigue and surprises, abductions and persecution, joy and sorrow, love and death—from the grim forests of Europe, to the blistering desert of Africa. Though killing is not COIL's way, the dark hearted one has no such qualms…

Dark Hearted by D.I. Telbat, cover art by Sean Johnson, a 75,000-word Christian fiction, action-suspense novel, continues the adventure as COIL carries on with the Lord's work to protect and rescue His people. And we learn again that…there is no redemption without sacrifice.

My rating:

My thoughts:

Dark Hearted was a great suspenseful read! After reading Dark Liaison last year, I was looking forward to the next installment in the COIL series, and Dark Hearted did not disappoint!

The story had a lot of action-packed moments and held my attention. I found the characters great and, while there were some sad moments, it did make the book more believable.

Overall, I really enjoyed Dark Hearted and look forward to reading the next COIL novel, Dark Rule. If you like good, clean, suspenseful reads, then I recommend Dark Hearted - although you might want to read book one first. :)

*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

D.I. Telbat desires to honor the Lord with his life and his writing. His published short stories can be read in several print and online publications, and anthologies, and he has won several writing awards. His first Bestseller book in the COIL Series, Dark Liaison, A Christian Suspense Novel, and Book Two, Dark Hearted, are available from most retailers. Dark Rule, Book Three, will be out this winter. Jaguar Dusk is a newly released COIL Connection Novel, unrelated to the series. EBook COIL Extractions is a FREE collection of short stories, also available from most retailers. On Telbat's Tablet at http://ditelbat.com, David Telbat offers his FREE weekly Christian adventure short stories, or serialized novels, author reflections, and occasional challenges to the Christian church. God's Colonel, D.I. Telbat's newest serialized novel, began onsite in September, posting a chapter a week. You can access the chapters from one page at http://ditelbat.com/gods-colonel/. Join us for the adventure!

Contest on Telbat's site:

D.I. Telbat is having a CONTEST from Dec 17-31 to give away TWO of his newest COIL Book #3, DARK RULE (out early 2013)! But that's not all! When you join the adventure, you just might be IN an adventure! Go to http://ditelbat.com/contest/ for complete details!


You can enter to win an eBook copy of BOTH COIL books right here. Winner will receive Smashwords coupons for the eBooks. Giveaway is open Internationally. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.
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  1. Sounds like an interesting book and I would love to read it.

  2. This one sounds pretty intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  3. Thanks for the contest!

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  4. Thanks for running the giveaway. The books sounds good.
    Linda Finn

  5. I appreciate bloggers who line up author interviews and giveaways, and authors who take the time to do it, and authors & publishers who provide the giveaways. Thanks.

  6. sounds interesting books to read

  7. Ooops! My apologies - I entered the wrong widget. You may disregard my entry for this giveaway.

  8. I can't wait to read the books they look like they would be great books to read and seeing how I just ended an engagement with my fiance who is from Africa and am still going through the heartbreak I can somewhat relate. Thank you for the giveaway.

  9. hello those 2 books sound great and then i would love to read both and blog on them i am type of person that give my opinion and then i have a lot of authors like that i think these two would be a great read ad blog i have about 10 place i blog on them and they go virla alot

  10. This sounds wonderful - suspense, intrigue and Christian based! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  11. Thank you so much for this giveaway :) this looks amazing!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. I love your giveaways!! You have wonderful books to win. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  14. I enjoy reading your reviews and posts! thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  15. Hi Melanie! This is Dee for D.I. Telbat. We thank you so much for reviewing Dark Hearted here, at GoodReads, and at Amazon, and for hosting this giveaway!

    Thanks to all you readers for signing up for this giveaway. Only a few days left! Don't forget to sign up for a chance to win book #3, Dark Rule, in David's contest on his site, too! It also ends on Dec 31st. Happy reading in the New Year!

  16. Your giveaways are such wonderful opportunities to discover new (to me) authors. Thank you so much for investing time into doing this for us!

  17. Sounds like great books! I love giveaways even when I don't win lol. I haven't read this authors work yet but I will have to keep my eyes out for them :)

  18. I have never read any books by this author. I love suspense stories and would love to read these.


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