Monday, May 23, 2011

Over The Edge by Brandilyn Collins

Oh Readers,

If you have ever known someone with Lyme's disease, or had some questions about it, this book puts it into  perspective. aAt the same time Over The Edge wraps lyme's disease into a life and death race in more ways than one. The little tiny tick on the book cover is the same size as the ones in the book, the same kind that can carry Lyme's.

This book is about a mother and wife, Janessa. Her life is turned on end when a mad man infects her with Lyme's disease in order to try to get at her husband. Her normal world has becoming a living nightmare. Pain that reminds us of  Fibromyalaga, or Chronic Fatigue, becomes Janessa's daily life, as she struggles just to think! The doctors think she is just gone over the edge mental, they can't find anything medically wrong with her!

Meanwhile untraceable threats continue. This angry man is going after her daughter next if she can't convince her husband that her disease is real, and that the great Dr. Brock McNeil needs to admit it publicly and do something. One not so small problem, Dr. Brock doesn't care about his wife and child like he use to. Other things are on his mind, leaving Janessa and Lauren in great danger.

Only God is going to be able to keep Janessa and Lauren safe in the upside down world that has been come their lives. It will take God moving to lead Janessa to anyone who might be willing to risk thinking she has Lymes and start to do something about it. After all, the wife of a Dr. who has proven this doesn't exist is not likely to be welcomed when seeking treatment for an illness that so many don't believe in.

A very worthy read, heart wrenching and educational at the same time that it is a quick paced mystery.
My heart goes out to those I know who have dealt with Lymes, and to those who currently are working through the effects of it. I think it took a good bit of guts for Brandilyn Collins to write so well about what she has been through. I pray it helps many!


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Over the Edge
B&H Books (May 1, 2011)
Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn Collins is an award-winning and best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline "Don't forget to b r e a t h e..."® Brandilyn's first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). She is now working on her 20th book.

In addition, Brandilyn’s other latest release is Final Touch, third in The Rayne Tour series—young adult suspense co-written with her daughter, Amberly. The Rayne Tour series features Shaley O’Connor, daughter of a rock star, who just may have it all—until murder crashes her world.

Torn from the front lines of medical debate and the author's own experience with Lyme Disease, Over the Edge is riveting fiction, full of twists and turns—and powerful truths about today's medical field.

Janessa McNeil’s husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, a researcher and professor at Stanford University's Department of Medicine, specializes in tick-borne diseases—especially Lyme. For years he has insisted that Chronic Lyme Disease doesn't exist. Even as patients across the country are getting sicker, the committee Brock chairs is about to announce its latest findings—which will further seal the door shut for Lyme                        treatment.

One embittered man sets out to prove Dr. McNeil wrong by giving him a close-up view of the very disease he denies. The man infects Janessa with Lyme, then states his demand: convince her husband to publicly reverse his stand on Lyme—or their young daughter will be next.

But Janessa's marriage is already rocky. She's so sick she can hardly move or think. And her husband denies she has Lyme at all.

Welcome to the Lyme wars, Janessa.
“A taut, heartbreaking thriller. Collins is a fine writer who knows how to both horrify readers and keep them turning pages.”
--Publishers Weekly

“Tense and dramatic. Holds its tension while following the protagonist in a withering battle.”
–NY Journal of Books

“A frightening and all-too-real scenario. Very timely and meaningful book.” –RT Reviews

“If you know someone who suffers from Lyme, you need to read this compelling novel.” –Lydia Niederwerfer, founder of Lyme-Aware
If you would like to read the Prologue of Over the Edge, go HERE

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