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Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Unlimited" by Davis Bunn - Book Review (& Giveaway)

I am a voracious reader!  I can read 2-3 books a week sometimes, I just soak them up like a sponge.  I am very picky about what I read though, I will only read Christian Fiction books.  I will not read smut, there are even some "Christian" authors I will not read because they are on the verge of smut.
That is what I like about Davis Bunn, I know all of his books are clean and Christ centered.  I was sent Unlimited to read and finished it in three days (that is after packing and quilting each day!).  I would give this book five stars because it was clean, Christ-centered and action packed!
Simon Orwell is a brilliant student whose life has taken a series of wrong turns. At the point of giving up on his dreams, he gets a call from an old professor who has discovered a breakthrough in a device that would create unlimited energy. He needs Simon's help.

Upon crossing the border, nothing goes as the young man planned. The professor has been killed and Simon is assaulted and nearly killed by members of a powerful drug cartel.

Now he must take refuge in the only place that will help him, a local orphanage. There, Simon meets Harold Finch, the orphanage proprietor who walked away from a lucrative career with NASA and consulting Fortune 500 companies to serve a higher cause.

With Harold's help, Simon sets out on a quest to uncover who killed the professor and why. In due time, he will discover secrets to both the world-changing device and his own unlimited potential.

Guess what?  You can even read the first three chapters for free here:  http://on.fb.me/1c5IyCS

They have also made a movie, in this case, the movie actually came before the book though.
You can see the trailer for the movie here:

I noticed at the end of the trailer it was based on true events, Davis Bunn was asked about that:

The storyline in Unlimited is inspired by true events. What actual events inspired the story?

"Harold Finch was formerly the founder and CEO of the first management-leadership consulting groups in the US. In the mid-seventies he sold the company to H&R Block for over a hundred million dollars—back when a hundred million actually meant something. Answering God’s call, he has spent the past three decades traveling the world, teaching his concepts for free and helping underprivileged children learn that they do indeed have both a purpose in God’s eyes, and the potential to succeed. His experiences form the basis for this story. "

Would you like a copy of the book? Davis Bunn is having a sweepstakes.
You could win a $50 Fandango gift card plus UNLIMITED, Davis Bunn's new suspense novel. Ten additional winners will receive a copy of UNLIMITED. Enter right now by clicking this link: http://woobox.com/mp5qew 
Note: Pinning is NOT required to enter (the pins are just for fun). Simply enter your name and e-mail address in the form on Davis Bunn’s Facebook page. You can enter once per email address per day.
Rack up lots of bonus entries each day by sharing the contest with your Facebook and Twitter friends!

There are several ways you can find Davis on the web, here are some ways he has provided.

My website and blog are at www.davisbunn.com
Subscribe to my blog’s feed (to get my latest posts via e-mail or through your feed reader) at http://feeds.feedburner.com/DavisBunn
Sign up for my e-newsletter (for subscriber-only giveaways and advance notice of my upcoming novels): http://www.davisbunn.com/news.htm
Facebook Author Page: facebook.com/davisbunnauthor
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/davisbunn/ -- check out my “Scenes from Unlimited” board.
Twitter: @davisbunn - http://twitter.com/davisbunn

I received a complimentary copy of Unlimited from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. 
 I loved the book so much, I am going to give away a copy of his book also!  Since my 40th birthday is September 30, I am having several giveaways this month!
To enter, please leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite books to read are.  
For a second entry, share this giveaway and leave me a second comment letting me know how you shared.
Don't forget to leave me an email address on how to get a hold of you if you win!
I have quilt retreat this week, so I will draw a winner on Sunday when I get back and announce the winner on Monday, Sept. 23.  I'll be having another giveaway next week!



Anonymous said...

Hello Missy~ A Very Happy Birthday Month to you : ) I would love a chance to win this book. What fun !
I love to read and like you I enjoy a nice clean story. Sandra Dallas is one of my favorite authors. Her stories are set mostly in a certain historical point of time in Colorado...and most of them feature a quilter.I like Beverly Lewis also. Thanks for a chance to win. Joan in AZ Treadle Quilter

judy said...

Sounds like a good book. I hope I win. I like reading christian books also Missy. I think my favorite is Janette Oke series. Sometime I get so caught up in them that I feel like I am right there with her. I just finished reading The Shack. I loved it.

Katherines Corner said...

Sounds like a great book. Happy birthday MONTH to you. You are so sweet to give gifts to us for your birthday. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I hope you have entered my giveaway too xo

Connie said...

Sounds like a very interesting book Missy! Enjoy your birthday month also! Thanks for sharing.
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Anonymous said...

Ditto on not reading books with smut in them. I'm a mystery reader because I enjoy trying to figure out who the bad guy/gal is. Yes, I enjoy making my brain work a bit. What I dislike though in some mystery books that I've read lately is the author has to throw in a romance for some strange reason and use that romance to promote worldly relationship ideas that are not in line with Christian values. I know that's probably because the author is not a Christian, but seriously? Do they really think that they need to add that into the book to make it sell? Are they so unsure of their writing ability that they buy into the idea that sex sells? Makes me wonder. It also makes me quit reading their future books, no matter how inexpensive they end up being in the bargain section of the bookstores.

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8