Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Triple Preview: Never Let You Go by Erin Healy; Finding Marco by Kenneth Cancellara; and Saving Max (ARC) by Antoinette van Heugten



  • Never Let You Go
  • by Erin Healy
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Blurb:  Losing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Hell is determined to loosen her grip.

Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant's choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most important thing in her life. Lexi will do anything-work grueling hours, attend church on her only day off, sacrifice financially-just to see Molly smile.

When Grant shows up declaring his intent to re-enter their daughter's life, Lexi is skeptical of his motives. She soon determines not to let him near Molly. Then a drug dealer named Warden arrives on Lexi's doorstep, demanding payment of Grant's old debts.

But that's just the earthly perspective. Staggering supernatural events are spilling into her world in real and shocking ways. Hell's fury is great, but Heaven's power is greater still. In a novel that defies easy categorization, this has all the early buzz of the breakthrough read of 2010.

About the Author:   Erin Healy is an award-winning fiction editor who has worked with talented novelists. Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development.

Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband, Tim, and two children. Visit and link here where Erin Healy is a Goodread’s author.

Amazon purchasing links for US/UK/Canada.




  • Finding Marco - A Novel
  • by Kenneth C. Cancellara
  • Hardcover: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Synergy Books (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: General Fiction

Blurb:   As a young boy, running through the mountain valleys of Italy, Mark Gentile dreams of success-the kind of success that happens in a boardroom, far away from the country life. So after graduating from law school, Mark quickly climbs the corporate and legal ladder, eventually becoming CEO of a leading auto manufacturer. But after butting heads with company leaders, Mark fears he has compromised his ethics. With his wife's blessing, Mark returns to Acerenza, his birthplace in southern Italy. While enjoying the leisurely pace of the new life he's found in his old home, however, Mark must make a decision: Should he abandon his roots for a second time and satisfy his innate hunger for the struggles and rewards of corporate life? Or should he embrace his native land and create a more balanced life for himself and his family?

About the Author:  Kenneth Cancellara was born in Acerenza, Italy and now resides in Toronto. Prior to his current position as legal counsel with Ricketts, Harris, LLP, he was named Managing Partner and Chairman of Cassel Brocks, LLP, and served as Chief Legal Officer at Biovail Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, and Executive Chairman of Veridien Corporation, a health care company. He enjoys writing poetry and is working on the sequel to Finding Marco. For more information, please visit

Amazon purchasing links for US/UK/Canada. Giveaway coming soon!



  • Saving Max (ARC)
  • by Antoinette van Heugten
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; Original edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Suspense

Blurb:  What would a loving mother not do for her child?

Lawyer Danielle Parkman is at her wits' end. Her son Max, a whip-smart teen with high-functioning autism, has always been a handful. But lately he's shutting down, using drugs and lashing out - violently.

Desperate, Danielle brings Max to a top-flight psychiatric facility for a full assessment. But rather than reassurance, Danielle receives an agonizing diagnosis describing a deeply damaged, dangerous boy - one she's never met.

Then Danielle finds Max unconscious and bloodied at the feet of a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death. A fiercely protective mother instinct rears its head - and Danielle is arrested as an accessory to the heinous crime. 

In a baffling netherworld of doubt and fear, barred from contacting her son, Danielle clings to the thought of Max's innocence. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her baby boy really a killer?

With the justice system bearing down on them both, Danielle steels herself to discover the truth - no matter how horrifying. It's a path well on the wrong side of the law. But only finding the true killer will absolve her from having to choose between her son and her soul.

About the Author:   Antoinette van Heugten is familiar with the challenges that come with raising autistic children. A mother of three, two with autism, van Heugten has always been an advocate for her children in a world where few people understood their disorder.

A former trial lawyer specializing in international law, van Heugten's 15-year career has  taken her all over the globe from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands to Houston, her hometown. She is currently working on her second novel for Mira Books, a psychological thriller. She currently makes her home in Fredericksburg, Texas, where she lives with her husband.

Amazon pre-purchasing links for US/UK/Canada.


These titles have been supplied by Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists for review. Please stay tuned for a giveaway for Finding Marco.

Thanks for reading Layers of Thought


Blodeuedd said...

Cool, 3 reviews, well a lot of info to take in

Unknown said...

Blodeuedd -
They are Previews - publisher information about the books, author and purchasing and links.
Kinda like in my mail box...

They are not our thoughts - just a way to get all the books information in one place...

I post a Preview then a review.... with our thoughts and opinions then link them.

I should get a how our blog works post up so folks don't get confused. :)

You are right - it is a lot of info

Jessica said...

These books sound great! Thanks for bringing them to my attention. I like the cover of Never Let You Go. :)

Unknown said...

Jessica -
Your welcome - I like the top cover too.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I did not realize Never Let You Go was Paranormal Fiction? Have not read it yet, but I have it.

Unknown said...

Diane -
I should plead partial ignorance for all the genres I label these poor books, since I am only going on what I have read about them in blurbs.

I do believe it has a Christian theme in it as well - we shall see. A perspective I am not always completely fond of, but it could be good? I do love the cover though.

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