Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Immanuel's Veins--Ted Dekker

Update 9/23: The comments are now closed. Thanks to all who participated. Lollipops was the randomly chosen winner to receive the T-shirt for Immanuel's Veins.
Ted Dekker's latest release, Immanuel's Veins, is now on shelves. (Published by Thomas Nelson.)


The marketing copy about this book (see below) gets it right--this story isn't for everyone. But many suspense and fantasy lovers will enjoy it. How would I label it? A vampire/Nephilim crucifixion allegory. How's that for a mouthful. And a bookful.
There's a "Share The Love" T-shirt to go with the book that I'm able to give away. Color--dark gray. If you'd like to have a chance at winning it, please leave a comment. Winner will be chosen at random.


Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.

Early in his career he wrote a number of spiritual thrillers and his novels were lumped in with ‘Christian Fiction’ a surprisingly large category. His later novels are a mix of mainstream novels such as Adam, Thr3e, Skin, Obsessed and BoneMan’s Daughters, and fantasy thrillers that metaphorically explore faith. Best known among these is his Circle Series: Green, Black, Red, White and The Paradise Books: Showdown, Saint, and Sinner.

Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia. Because his parents’ work often included extended periods of time away from their children, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was a stranger as both fascinating and lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.

After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study philosophy and religion. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree, he entered the corporate world and proceeded to climb the proverbial ladder. But his personal drive left him restless and, after many successful years, he traded corporate life for wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing.

In the early nineties while visiting a friend who had just written a book, Dekker decided to pursue a long held desire to be a novelist. Over the course of two years he wrote two full length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. Now fully enamored by the the process and the stories, he realized that storytelling was in his blood and a new obsession to explore truth through story gripped him anew.

He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel, Heaven’s Wager, was published.

Now, Dekker’s novels had sold over 3.4 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and two of their daughters.


This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A torrid love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.

Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.

With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.

Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow. Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life--enter.

But remember, not everyone is for this story.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Immanuel's Veins, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer.


Ralene said...

Good morning, Brandilyn! I would love to be entered into the giveaway. I'm so excited to read this book. :)

raeburk01 at yahoo dot com

Word Lily said...

I'd love to win!

Pam Halter said...

"Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia."

Well, that explains everything. HA!!

I met him in Colorado several years back at a conference. He was a very interesting speaker.

Casey said...

My kids and i love Ted Dekker's work. We'd love to win and share with our youth group!

Jenn M said...

I am a huge Dekker fan, and I would absolutely LOVE to win! I can't wait for this book!

girlwithasong1133 said...

I'd love to win the t-shirt! I think the book description for Immanuel's Vein is really clever.

Wendy said...

I am a Ted Dekker fan (most of his books) - some are a little freaky!

lollipops said...

My son would love the t-shirt. Ted Dekker was mentioned in his graduation speech in front of his class (he thanked him for helping him procastinate with his school work. :)

Trinity Rose said...

I love Ted's books. They really make you think. Would LOVE to win a T-shirt.
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

Maryellen said...

I have a serious t-shirt addiction. I need help. =)
Can't wait to read Ted's new book.....maybe while wearing my snazzy new t-shirt!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I love Ted Dekker and I can't wait to read this new book! I also love t-shirts and free things, so a free t-shirt would just be wonderful. =)

sjr2010 said...

I'd love to get this free t-shirt! Well, I'd love the book, too. :P

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Hmm. The book description has got me curious! I'd like to be entered to win! I've enjoyed Ted's books in the past.

lahlah said...

Love his books! Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the chance to win the T-shirt!

Illuminating Fiction said...

I reviewed this book for my own site. As they say, everyone isn't for the book. Although I enjoyed it on one level, and loved the depth of character Dekker achieved, I was disappointed with the book overall and it ranks rather low on my Dekker favourites list.

Sapphire said...

I'd love the be entered - I've been meaning to try his books for a while, and this one sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the opportunity! :-)


Debbie Gail Smith said...

Love Ted Dekker and would love to win a book/t-shirt.

Had to stop reading Showdown because I was having weird dreams about the book. I did finish it a couple months later and so glad I did. Great book.

Jan Marie said...

Ted Dekker never fails to surprise his readers. I would love to win this book about which I have been hearing so much. Thanks for the opportunity.


Ruby Johnson said...

This is my first exposure to Mr. Deckers books. Sounds very interesting. I would love to be entered in the contest. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

Melissa K Norris said...

From Brandilyn's description it may be best to read this book with a wooden stake for a bookmark. Thanks for the chance to win a free copy and t-shirt. Gray and a garlic necklace might make a unique fashion statement. :)

Noah said...

I would love to be entered! I am a huge Dekker fan!

Julia M. Reffner said...

I'm quite interested to read this unique sounding Dekker book.


Katie M said...

oh oh oh! I'd love a chance at winning this book!! :D Thanks!!


wmmahaney said...

I have really enjoyed Dekker's other books and this one sounds like a wonderful read as well.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Rhonda said...

I am a Ted Dekker fan and would love to read this novel. His plots have twists and turns and very well thought out

Charleydog said...

Book sounds scary but interesting.

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com said...

I haven’t read a lot of Ted Dekker before and I would have to say that Immanuel’s Veins was the best book that I didn’t like.

The writing is really quite superb: descriptive language, active plot, interesting characters all worked together. It was just all the lust, blood, and even more blood that just smothered me.

I wrote a review of this book on my own blog at