How to Read a Brandilyn Collins Book

How to Read a Brandilyn Collins Novel.

I was a little unprepared when I opened my first Brandilyn Collins novel.  Notwithstanding, I decided to write a tutorial so none of you have to experience this misfortune.

I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without reading her books.  Making up for lost time I read two crime novels in less than two weeks.  

To date she has published 19 novels, is an accomplished speaker who loves to connect with readers through her popular blog Forensics and Faith as well as her Facebook page.  

Buy a book, check out her blog and give her a shout on Facebook.   Don’t forget to tell her I sent you.

Without any further ado, here’s my how-to.
Paraphernalia:   Items to have close by when reading a Brandilyn Collins book.  Better yet have the following bag of tricks within reach  because once you “buckle in” you won’t want to get up. I promise.
  1. the book – And as Brandilyn would say “Don’t forget to BREATHE!”
  2. a pen and paper– This gal knows a lot of words and she’s not afraid to use them.  I keep pen and paper handy to jot down words I don’t know, words I know but want to get more familiar with and words that I simply like.
  3. lights, lots of lights! – When possible, read only during the day.  Sadly I cannot so I carry a BIG FLASHLIGHT!  It has surprising dual benefit, its heavy enough to be a weapon.  Watch out Hon!
  4. phone – Your gonna need a phone to call your mommy.

Which of Brandilyn’s books have you read?  Did I miss anything necessary for surviving her fast paced suspense novels?

Don’t think suspense is up your alley? I’m told she has some books just for you too.  Click the big honkin’ chicken’s club button below for suggestions on where to start if you aren’t sure about reading something that gets your heart pumping.
Big Honkin' Chickens Club

 How does a Christian author write about such terrifying circumstances and still stay true to her faith?  As Chrisitians we are not exempt from trouble in fact James says “Consider it all joy my brethren when you encounter various trials for the testing of your faith produces endurance.”  Brandilyn’s ministry is in depicting how characters who face tragic circumstances react.  Some lean on Christ, others are driven to commit terrible crimes, still others stay ambiguous in their faith.  We see different people in different walks of life change, thus challenging each of us to take a hard look at how we deal with this imperfect world we live in.  

The Bible says that the whole earth moans as if in the pains of childbirth, waiting to be restored to Him.  Like a new baby we are in for a surprise when this life is up!  For those who know Jesus personally; restoration, peace, no more tears. For those who reject him they are given what they choose, eternal separation. 

Each of Brandilyn’s books takes you right up to the edge of life, ask the hard questions and leaves you with a choice.  Which path will you follow?

See what books I’ve read here.  Recently that is!



Filed under Book Blab, Twenty Something

11 responses to “How to Read a Brandilyn Collins Book

  1. Elaina Avalos

    Great post. 🙂 I just saw that Brandilyn posted this on her blog and I hadn’t had a chance to catch up on your blogs because I’m, well, I’m just procrastinating about reading blogs and writing. But I’m rambling. My Mom is definitely in the Big Honkin’ Chickens Club but I love that Brandilyn can write about topics that are dark yet infuses the Truth into those circumstances so well.

  2. jody

    Ha! Well done!! Very funny!

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  4. thelumberjackswife

    You are too funny! Congrats on your “shoutout”!!!!

  5. I love her books, and I love your advice. Very nice.

  6. Fun post and I love Brandilyn’s books!

    • I’m glad you stopped by again! I saw your group on ING. I don’t know if I totally qualify but I’m definitely interrupted so I went ahead and submitted a request for membership. I’d love to get to know you better. You’ve been where I AM!!! Looks like your darlings are a bit older than mine. Rewind right?

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  8. Becca Dowling

    Great blog. I am a BHC (Big Honkin’ Chicken) where movies are concerned…I’m so visual I still get nightmares! Well-written suspense, like Brandilyn’s books, keeps me jumping at shadows…or my cat jumping into my lap (ACK!). But can’t seem to stay away from them.

    Thanks for the link to the BHCC book list…maybe I can desensitize myself? Nah, if you see my comforter tented with a dim light shining from it, that’s me hiding with my flashlight and latest book.

    • You and I must be cut from the same cloth. I am the same way with the visual stuff. I’ve still not seen Passion of the Christ for this reason. I get emotional just thinking about it.

      I’m addicted to the suspense in Brandilyn’s books but am thrilled to have found another author that can write such things and I know that “evil” will not win in her books! I got the other two books in the Kanner Lake series for my b-day and have been trying to read Coral Moon but I need to schedule it during the day. There are some seriously creepy things going on it it! 🙂

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