CSFF Blog Tour – Vanished

A touring we will go
A touring we will go
Hie-ho the dariole,
A touring we will go.

Well, that’s a blast from the long ago and near forgotten. I’m not sure of the spelling or even of the words in that third line, but that, of course, is immaterial because my point is, it’s That Time again! 😀

Today we participants in the CSFF Blog Tour begin discussing Kathryn Mackel’s latest novel, Vanished.

My primary role during this tour will be to act as facilitator. You may remember that back in April I opted out of a tour for a supernatural suspense novel we featured. Just not my genre. Yet other fans of speculative fiction love those kinds of stories. Consequently we want to include some of the best titles on our tour.

Vanished, first in the Christian Chiller series, falls in that category. However, I did not want to opt out of this tour. I’ve read Kathryn Mackel books before and found her to be a wonderful talent. I want to let others know that here is a writer who has good mastery of the craft of novel writing. If supernatural suspense is the kind of story you enjoy, you don’t want to miss Kathryn’s work. Seriously. I believe in her writing.

But supernatural suspense? Not for me. I’ll read it on occasion, but that type of story precludes my enjoying a book. So what to do? Opt out and not tell blog tourers what a wonderful writer Kathryn Mackel is? I couldn’t bring myself to do that, so I’ve decided to take the middle ground. I won’t be reviewing Vanished, but I will be discussing Kathryn’s reworked Web site and blog. Above all, I’ll be pointing you to some of the best posts on the tour. And in the end, I’ll be awarding the Top Tour Blogger Award. So you’ll want to check back here from time to time during the next three days.

And the participants this month—the updated list:
Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Jackie Castle
CSFF Blog Tour
* Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
* Christopher Hopper (has an interview with Kathryn Mackel!)
Joleen Howell
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
+ Magma (Note: new member; not on the list posted by other participants)
Terri Main
Shannon McNear
Melissa Meeks
* John W. Otte
Deena Peterson
* Steve Rice
Ashley Rutherford
Mirtika or Mir’s Here
Chawna Schroeder
Stuart Stockton
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

A “+” indicates a blogger left off the original list
Bold type indicates a site I know has posted.
An “*” indicates “must read” content.
“**” indicates “must read” content, an intriguing discussion you might want to join.

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