Sunday, December 02, 2007

Wind Follower Blog tour begins

Well, Folks, the Wind Follower tour has begun. I feel so blessed. Most new books aren't helped along like this when they enter the world. But to have a blog tour! It just makes my heart leap with joy. I owe these folks mucho.



So far, it's been great. A few bloggers had problem with the sex in the story, some with instances of violence, some with the writing style. Some don't think my Characters are very "good" or they think the ending is depressing. Interestingly, the secular reviewers seem more aware of the spiritual stuff than the Christian reviewers. Sometimes it seems as if the only spiritual issue the Christians are concerning themselves with is the sex issue. For instance, I think of Satha's attitude toward her God is pretty much like the attitude so many Christians have about him. Like Islamists, many Christians are like Satha and have a God who sometimes does destructive things for a person's own good. Fate. I tried to make Loic's religion be truly about the gospel. His salvation is based on "a faithful acceptance of God's love for him", not on how "good" or noble or well-behaved or righteous he is. Yet many Christian reviewers seem to want me to slam Loic with the Law, as if I must drag him to the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

As for the sex scenes, there is nothing even vaguely lustful about the sex scenes in Wind Follower. The various sex scenes show a fearful manipulative teenager trying to get a woman pregnant so she'll stay with him, a rape, sex between two life-wounded people trying to put their shattered lives together, a temptation that would've led to a demonic possession, and other instances that shows how complicated life is. But no one even ponders that. I'd forgotten why I avoided certain kinds of Christians. It's certainly making me decide to go secular from now on. I mean...there is only about seven to ten pages total where sex is important. 7-10 pages in a 380 page book. But the way these reviewers behave. Shows they are more sex-crazed than secular reviewers.

Anyways, check out the interview at Shades of Romance . There'll be a review sometime during the month on Shades of Romance Blog

The folks involved in the Christian Fiction Review Blog will be posting stuff from Dec 2 - Dec 8. So if something isn't up on their respective sites yet, it will be up later.

Christian Fiction Review Blog
Cathischatter.blogspot.com/
Disturbing The Universe: Reviews And Rants
Queen of Convolution
The Lost Genre Guild
The land of my sojourn
virtualbooktourdenet/
http://gracebridges.blogspot.com/
http://afrankreview.blogspot.com/
http://blog.lostgenreguild.com/
http://disturbingreviews.blogspot.com/2007/12/windfollower-art-loic.html
http://virtualbooktourdenet.blogspot.com/2007/12/interview-with-carole-mcdonnell.html
http://authorgeralynbeauchamp.blogspot.com/2007/12/thank-you-carole-mcdonnell-and-wind.html
http://forstrose.blogspot.com/2007/12/wind-follower-by-carole-mcdonnell-cfrb.html
http://lisanevin.blogspot.com/2008/04/wind-follower-my-thoughts.html


The Writers of Color Blog Tour participants are:
Rachel Lindley
Moondancer Drake's blog
East of Mars
Greg Banks

Other interviews and reviews --from folks not in the tour-- can be found here:
http://otter.covblogs.com/archives/022531.html
http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2007/07/review-wind-follower-not-yet-released.html
http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6478173.html?q=carole+mcdonnell+wind+follower
http://mindflights.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=512
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