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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review & Four Book Giveaway! Dark Rule by D.I. Telbat

Dark Rule (The COIL Series) by D.I. Telbat
Telbat's Tablet / 2013
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About the author:

D.I. Telbat desires to honor the Lord with his life and his writing. He studied writing in school and worked for a time in the newspaper field, but he is now doing what he loves most: writing and Christian ministry. His published short stories can be read in several online and print publications, and anthologies, and he has won several writing awards. David Telbat offers FREE weekly Christian adventure and suspense short stories, or serialized novels, on his website at http://ditelbat.com, as well as his upcoming book news, Author Reflections, and occasional challenges to the Christian Church. See a complete biography at http://ditelbat.com/about/.

About the book:
The COIL Series adventure continues in Dark Rule, Book Three by D.I. Telbat, taking the reader from the South Pacific to the Greek Isles--from the depths of the ocean to the cone of an unstable volcano.

Nathan Isaacson--presumed dead by fellow agents but is now trained by master spy, Luigi Putelli--begins his solo spy career under ex-CIA agent Corban Dowler. When Corban loses contact with a beautiful Chinese agent, he sends Nathan to the South Pacific to locate her.

As Nathan infiltrates the underwater exploration team of a dark foe, Trevor Niles--who is bent on ruling at the expense of the lives of separatist Christians--it proves to be a spy game that tests Nathan's every spiritual and physical muscle.

Two years later, darkness has settled over the Island of Zalzuna in the Greek Isles, when the volcanic island under communist rule is ready to erupt. Nathan is sent to the island to gain intel on missing missionaries, but the light of captive Christians may be no more.

Heather Kooper and her team of Special Forces Christians are called in to assist in a possible rescue attempt, joining two adventurous teenagers--Walter, a chess prodigy, and Brad, a Major League hopeful. Following the trail of the missing Jamison family, the team unearths a dark scheme. COIL operative Nathan Isaacson prays he can save them from the outreached claws about to ensnare them all--even if it costs him his life!

Dark Rule, Book Three in the COIL Series, is a 98,000-word Christian adventure, with cover design by Streetlight Graphics. Join COIL once again as their light continues to shine in the dark recesses of the world, but there is no redemption without sacrifice...

My rating:
My thoughts:

Dark Rule is the third book in the COIL series and another intriguing read. I thought it was really interesting how Corban wasn't one of the main characters in this book - that definitely gave the book a different feel from the previous books.

The story itself was unique (especially part one of Dark Rule) and held my attention. A couple of things that happened in the story seemed kind of far-fetched (at least to me), but I did still enjoy the book. I particularly liked getting to know Nathan's character better.

Overall, Dark Rule was a good read and I think fans of Christian suspense/spy novels will enjoy it, as well as the entire COIL series to date. I plan on reading Dark Vessel, book four, when I have time as well as Telbat's other novel, Sea Scribe.

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Enter for a chance to win an eBook copy of Dark Liaison, Dark Hearted, Dark Rule, AND Dark Vessel!! Giveaway is open INT - just be sure you have/can have a Smashwords account, as that is how the prize will be fulfilled. Giveaway ends 12/25.

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  1. I love the series cover art. It makes the books look like James Bond stories with Christianity added to them.

    1. I love the book covers, too! Thanks for commenting. :)

  2. Wow what a great giveaway! It looks like an interesting series. I will be putting them on my ever-growing TBR.

  3. Wow these books sound really good! Definitely need to put them on my read list! Awesome giveaway!! Thank you for all you do! I truly enjoy your blog!

  4. I'm not into Christiab books much even though I am a Christian. I'm willing to give it a shot if I win.

  5. This sounds like a great series! Hadn't heard of it before now :D

    Thanks for the review and giveaway, Melanie!

  6. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  7. I love suspenseful novels with spies!

  8. I have never read any of this authors books. Thank you for review and contest.
    will add to my to read list
    thank you

  9. Wow this series looks awesome!! I have never heard of it before. Thank you for the review. This sounds like a great book series I need to read.

  10. I would love to read and review them.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunities.

  11. great covers thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  12. Thanks everyone for your comments and for entering Melanie's contest here! I'm Dee and I work with David Telbat. I've been finalizing his COIL Book Four to go out to retailers this weekend! Just in time for one of you to win! If anyone is interested, we have a free first chapter of Dark Liaison in the right sidebar of our site at ditelbat.com. So glad you like the covers; we just had them done by Streetlight Graphics and we love them too! Merry Christmas readers! And thanks Melanie!

  13. Love anything suspenseful! Thanks for the giveaway!


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