Saturday, January 1, 2011

"Scars on the Face of God" Giveaway

The first TNBBC giveaway of 2011!!
This one is coming to you compliments of C.G. Bauer himself...

You may remember me reviewing Scars on the Face of God at the beginning of December, the book that I searched high and low for in bookstores, book sales, and library sales for over a year... and fell hard and fast for!

Here is the description from Goodreads:

"Hex signs protect every barn and outbuilding. The local tannery spews its poison on the land and in the river. And babies disappear at birth.

An orphan and one-time felon who earned his nickname -from the sound a crowbar makes when it hits a man-s head,- Johannes -Wump- Hozer is now the custodian of Our Lady of the Innocents parish in Three Bridges, PA. Wump is old and tired. He-s fought all his life against the tannery-s waste, against God, and against the blind eyes of his good neighbors. Nowadays he tries to ignore the old priest-s exploits with the young women of the parish and the strangeness surrounding the local orphanage, and does what good he can for his wife, the church, the sisters who run the orphanage, and the poor orphans themselves.

Then childhood memories and strange presentments begin to plague Wump when a brick wall unearthed at the site of a new restaurant collapses, and raw sewage carries hundreds of baby bones into the pit left behind. Looks like the devil-s made Three Bridges his playground, and Wump needs to find out why; the babies keep screaming and he has to make it stop."

Chris is offering up one signed copy of his novel.

The giveaway is for US Residents only
and ends midnight January 7th.

Here's how to enter:

1. Post a comment telling Chris and I why you want to read his book and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.

2. Please do not enter if you have won a book from TNBBC in the past three months. We want to make sure we are sharing the book-winning experience with everyone!


  1. This sounds excellent. I'd like to read it because I'm interested in religion in fiction and I like slow, southern-gothic-like novels. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  2. Chris and I belong to the same writer's group, and I know from experience what a wonderful writer he is. I share his penchant for the supernatural. So, if I win the book, I know for a fact it'll be a good read and I'll enjoy it from cover to cover.

  3. Lu - Congrats to you!! You have one the signed copy of SCARS ON THE FACE OF GOD!!! Since it was between two people, I simply flipped a coin - that's as random as this one could get :)

    I will be emailing you shortly.

    Dez, thanks for your interest and I hope you keep coming back to check out our giveaways in the future!!!