Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First Wild Card Tour ~ The Strange Man by Greg Mitchell

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

The Strange Man

Realms (February 1, 2011)

***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Book Group | Strang Communications for sending me a review copy.***


Greg Mitchell likes monsters. So much, in fact, he has written this trilogy about a small town learning to take a stand on faith and challenge the dark forces creeping in. Greg is a Christian who believes that the Bible is 100 percent true, and he does his best to live his life according to its principles and write things that help teach others about Jesus Christ. Back in 2001, he co-wrote the novel Time Changer, published by White Harvest Books, with his friend and Christian filmmaker, Rich Christiano. In 2002, Time Changer was made into a theatrically released motion picture, and it is now available on DVD. Greg lives with his wife and daughter in Paragould, Arkansas.

Visit the author's website.


Dras Weldon is a twenty-two-year-old unemployed washout. He lives in a world populated by horror movies and comic books, content to hide in the shadow of adolescence. Under the scrutinizing eye of his older brother, Jeff, a pastor, Dras lives a life of professed Christianity with very little observable spirituality. He must change. However, when a demon known only as “the Strange Man” comes to his small town of Greensboro and threatens Dras’s best friend, Rosalyn Myers, Dras discovers that only by putting his faith into action can he save his friend from danger. Suddenly he is thrust into a race against the clock and forced to battle demonic forces in an effort to convince Rosalyn to accept Christ and turn away from the coming evil.

Product Details:

List Price: $13.99
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Realms (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616381949
ISBN-13: 978-1616381943


My take on this book:
When a dreadful storm strikes Greensboro, the residents have no idea that something evil has desended upon the town. Something looking to prey on lost souls. That something is the bogle-king (Strange Man)and he is in the form of a human man. His first stop in town is at the only club in town called The Rave. When he sees Rosalyn Trysdale he decides he wants her, will her friend Draz be able to save her!

The prologue of this story grabbed my attention,and once I started the story I became engrossed. The characters in the story are very well written, with their quirky natures, and flaws. I could just imagine Dras being someone I know, at twenty-two his slacker attitude seemed so very real.
I would caution readers that while this book is labeled Christian/Suspense there is also a horror aspect to the book as well, along with that there is also some humor, and a strong christian message woven in.

I really enjoyed this story and can't wait to read the next book in the series!

rating 4/5

my rating 4/5

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm, a christian horror story, sounds interesting.


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