CSFF Blog Tour: NUMB by John W. Otte

… because late is better than never, right? This month’s blog tour actually ran Monday-Wednesday, and yes this is Thursday, but I wanted to jump in anyway. (Why the weekend didn’t happen: airplanes, time zones, Internet, you can add it up.)

I met John W. Otte, Lutheran minister, unusually tall man, and author of FAILSTATE, at the annual CBA convention last year. (He may not remember this. I bumped into him and Jill Williamson in the hall.) His latest release, NUMB–this month’s CSFF feature–is up for a Christy Award.

Published by Marcher Lord Press, NUMB is a great read in the small but strong genre of Christian science fiction. The story follows Crusader, a (literally) unfeeling assassin employed by the Ministrix. Crusader is the best at what he does, and he knows his work will earn him salvation as he atones for his sins through killing the Ministrix’s enemies.

But then he’s numb-john-w-otte-paperback-cover-artassigned to eliminate a young woman named Isolda Westin. At the sight of her, his numbness fails–and he can’t carry out the job. With his eternal future on the line, Crusader embarks on a desperate journey to find and kill Isolda, even as he uncovers truth about the Ministrix and the past he has given everything to destroy.

NUMB is a great read, thought-provoking and character driven.

Check out the book here: NUMB at Amazon

Or visit the author: John W. Otte

The rest of the tour participants actually did this on time, and you can visit their posts at the links below:

Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Nikole Hahn
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Rebekah Loper
Jennette Mbewe
Amber McCallister
Shannon McDermott
Shannon McNear
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
Faye Oygard
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White

Featured Reading: Jordy Sharp, Chapter 14

Babel Chip - Sidebar SizeThis week’s free chapter from Jordy Sharp and the Gatsby Boys: The Babel Chip is up for reading! The prior chapters are also up, and will stay up until the book is finished. Then the whole thing stays up for one week only and comes down. Read while you can :).

You can also pick up the ebook at any time for $4.99 on Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords, B&N, Apple … all the usual places :).

Featured Reading: Triple-Whammy Jordy Sharp

Babel Chip - Sidebar SizeDue to being RATHER late on updating (I blame stomach flu, a week away selling books in person, and other life stuff), I’ve decided to post three new chapters this week. And yes, I know it’s not Tuesday . . . you get a few bonus days to read them.

So starting now, you can read chapters 10, 11, and 12 of JORDY SHARP AND THE GATSBY BOYS: THE BABEL CHIP, along with the first nine chapters. The whole book still stay up until the whole thing has been posted, and then down it all comes. So hop on board!

You can read here: www.rachelstarrthomson.com/featured-reading