Monday, July 20, 2009

On Tour with The Enclave by Karen Hancock + Giveaway

It's Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy Blog Tour time again and today through Wednesday, I'll be telling you a little about a new release by Karen Hancock, The Enclave.

From the back of the book:

When Science Tries to Play God, Can One Man Summon the Courage to Stand in Its Way?

When Lacey McHenry accepts a prestigious research fellowship at the world-renowned Kendall-Jakes Longevity Institute, she sees it as a new start on life. But when a disturbing late-night encounter with a bizarre intruder leads to a cover-up by Institute authorities, she soon eralizes all isn't as it seems.

Caught in an elaborate game of deception and seduction, her only ally seems to be the brilliant but absent-minded geneticist, Cameron Reinhardt. A favorite of the Institute's charismatic director, Cameron, too, came to K-J hoping to escape his past. But the more he learns about Lacey's attacker, the more he fears that the past still pursues him.

Not certain they can trust each other, Cameron and Lacey reluctantly work together to uncover the shocking secrets that lurk behind the Institute's respectable facade---secrets that turn out to be bigger, stranger, and far more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.

My Thoughts:
First of all, this is definitely a page turner. I had an extremely hard time putting this one down for any amount of time! The story of New Eden was a bit confusing to me for awhile but give it some time and all the loose ends will be tied together. I loved this book from word one...mainly because the thought of genetic manipulation is one in which I have some very specific thoughts.(Go ahead, ask me, I'm not shy!) I love laboratories and scientists, and all things that this book referred to in terms of scientific discovery. It must be the nurse in me!

There isn't a whole lot I can say about the book without giving a lot away. I do have a habit of
trying to cast a book as a movie while I'm reading. I only have one distinct character in my mind that I would cast and that is Swain. Hands down, Terance Stamp would have to be the one to play Swain. His image kept popping into my head every time Swain was involved in something. For those of you who have read the book, what do you think? Who should play the other roles? For some reason, I didn't picture any of them as anyone specific.

This book earns 5/5 stars from me!

I do hope you will take a few minutes to go and visit others blogs on this tour:

Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Grace Bridges
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
Emmalyn Edwards
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Heather R. Hunt
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Mike Lynch
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Elizabeth Williams

Also, remember I'm giving this book away on the last day of the tour (July 22). Be sure to sign up to win this great book!

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  1. By your review, I can't wait to read this. I hope I win and have left posts at the giveaway page as well. I have not read a 5/5 in a few weeks so I am ready for one.

  2. I was hoping to get in on this blog tour but missed the bus ..... LOL

    It looks good!

  3. Thanks for the very kind review, Julie. And the second post of my background.

    Already casting for a movie, are you? Hmm. I think Terrance Stamp works for the inside of Swain, but the way I see him, the outside is younger and more movie-star handsome. :-)

  4. Call me crazy but I think Terrance Stamp IS handsome...along with Sean Connery. :)
    I do agree now though, it should be someone younger...
    Thanks again for a great read Karen! :)