Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wiser Than Serpents by Susan May Warren and Special Message

The problem of human trafficking is a severe one that Susan May Warren has chosen to address in her latest romantic suspense novel. Here's a special message from Susan:

Did you know that there are 27 million people around the globe held as slaves today – more than 80% of them women and children, and up to 50% minors. In fact, there are MORE slaves today than were in the time of William Wilberforce. That leaves me horrified, and it was those stats that compelled me to write a story with a human trafficking plotline.

Wiser than Serpents is a continuation of the Mission:Russia series, a thriller about Yanna, whose sister is snatched through a Russian dating service, and disappears. Yanna enlists the help of Delta Force Captain, David Curtiss to find and rescue her. Readers who've read, In Sheep's Clothing and Sands of Time will recognize Yanna as the tech expert, and David as the solid Christian of the group. (Read the 5-Rose Review here!)

The book is written from the point of views of the rescuers, not the victims, and offers hope and empowerment, instead of feelings of helplessness. It raises awareness without lowering the standards of Christian fiction.

However, the world is real, and the need to get involved is great. I so greatly admire people who take their beliefs and put action to them –hence why a portion of the proceeds of Wiser than Serpents is going to help the International Justice Mission, an organization dedicated to rescuing victims and fighting the scourge of slavery.

Amy again: This is an issue that I care strongly about and it's so exciting to me that Susan has chosen to help raise awareness of a real problem with a well crafted fiction book. She is donating 15% of all proceeds to International Justice Mission. It just so happens that IJM is the focus of one of today's 40 Day Fast participants. Please check out Transition Pete's post to learn more.

Now a little more about this book! Here's a blurb: When her sister vanishes into a human slave ring, FSB agent Yanna Andrevka is determined to rescue her. Unfortunately, she's in over her head, with no way out, especially after destroying the undercover operation of Delta Force Operative David Curtiss, who is deep undercover in the Twin Serpents crime syndicate. David has his hands full trying to save Yana, and his operation -- one that could rescue hundreds of women from the Serpent, or cost he and Yana their lives. The thrilling next chapter of the Mission: Russia series!

I have read the first two books in the Mission: Russia series and they are excellent. Susan May Warren is an outstanding writer of romantic suspense. If you enjoy this genre at all, you must get your hands on these books! My book for this tour got lost in the mail, so I quickly bought it and am about halfway through and it's no exception.

Visit Susan's website.
Check out the book at Christianbook.
Lastly, Susan is giving away 3 signed sets of the entire series! So for your chance to win, just head over to her blog and tell her which charities you are passionate about and support! You can also check out the sites on the blog tour there.

Seriously, if you like romantic suspense (or know someone who does), and you care about making a difference this book retails at just 6.99! Well worth it!


Liz said...

Woah -- never thought of human trafficking as a subject for a romance novel! What an interesting concept, and it sounds like it's handled well. Kind of the same with 3 aces,
which features a vet nursing PTSD, who regards his truck cab as his foxhole in which he can hide. He meets not your typical heroine but a poker player running from various demons. It's romantic suspect you'll enjoy.

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