Wednesday, February 19, 2014

John Faubion’s FRIEND ME Kindle HDX Giveaway!

Enter Today - 2/4 - 2/22!
John Faubion Friend Me
John Faubion is celebrating his debut novel, Friend Me, with a Kindle HDX giveaway!

One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Friend Me by John Faubion
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 22nd. Winner will be announced February 24th on John Faubion's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by John's blog on the 24th to see if you won.

Book Info
About the book: When a lonely wife and her frustrated husband each secretly pursue companionship online, neither dreams that a real woman is behind their virtual creations, threatening their marriage---and their lives.
Scott and Rachel's marriage is on the brink of disaster. Scott, a businessman with a high-pressure job, just wants Rachel to understand him and accept his flaws. Rachel is a lonely housewife, desperate for attention and friendship. So she decides to create a virtual friend online, unaware that Scott is doing the exact same thing. As Rachel desperately tries to re-create a friendship with a friend who has passed, Scott becomes unfaithful and is torn between the love for his wife and the perfection of his cyber-girlfriend. But neither realizes that there's a much larger problem looming . . .
Behind both of their online creations is Melissa, a woman who is brilliant---and totally insane. Masquerading as both friend and lover, Melissa programmed a search parameter into the virtual friend software to find her perfect man, but along the way she forgot to specify his marriage status. And Scott is her ideal match. Now Melissa is determined to have it all---Scott, his family, and Rachel's life.
As Melissa grows bolder and her online manipulations transition into the real world, Scott and Rachel figure out they are being played. Now it's a race against time as Scott and Rachel fight to save their marriage, and their lives, before it's too late.
In today's digital age, the Internet presents all kinds of opportunities to test our personal boundaries, and this exciting and suspenseful story raises important questions about the ethics of virtual relationships. Friend Me will open your eyes to a new---and terrifying---moral dimensions and how they play out in the real world.

Read an excerpt and purchase a copy: 

About the author:
 John Faubion has spent many years in Asia as a missionary with his family. Since returning to the United States, John has worked as a senior software developer for a large appliance chain. He teaches an adult Sunday school class and enjoys writing and driving his 1949 Packard automobile. John lives near Indianapolis with his wife, Beth, and their daughter.

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My Review:

John Faubion's debut novel is suspenseful, current and will keep you on the edge of your seat reading!  "Friend Me" is an all too realistic look into today's society: lonely people wanting a friend, wanting comfort, turning to the internet to fulfill that need and not being aware of the dangers that go along with this.  Scott and Rachel could be the couple living next door, the couple whom is overwhelmed with responsibilities, feeling pressure at work, not feeling confident about themselves and turn to a virtual friend to meet the needs of feeling secure, and feeling listened to without being judged.  Melissa has issues from her past that have not been addressed and she is seeking to fulfill needs in her life, no matter how it impacts others.  I found myself drawn into Scott and Rachel's world and empathizing with them, with Scott's insecurities at work, Rachel's insecurities about her appearance and feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated.  I also found myself cringing and yelling at them to be careful and not do something during their moments of contact with Melissa, contact with someone whom they really do not know.  I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a suspenseful read, this is a fast-moving and intense story that you will not want to miss out on!

To read other reviews that are included on this book blog tour go here!

*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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