September 17, 2007

CSFF Blog Tour - Austin Boyd's The Return

With nothing left for him on Earth, Rear Admiral John Wells didn't hesitate to lead a third NASA team to Mars, but he never dreamed that one day they'd look out their laboratory module into the lights of a slow-moving vehicle not their own. In the third installment of the Mars Hill Classified series, life on Mars becomes increasingly more unpredictable as the past collides with the future, and nothing, not even the dead, is as it seems...
(back cover of The Return)

Well - unfortunately, I only just received my copy of The Return. I'm afraid that one week has not been long enough for me to finish or even get into this book. I'm going to post anyway and hopefully bring some interesting information to you all.

Be sure to check out Austin Boyd's website as well, to find out a little more about the man behind the Mars Hill Classified series, published by NavPress.

Here's an updated list of CSFF Blog Tour participants:

Trish Anderson
Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Grace Bridges
Amy Browning
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Lisa Cromwell
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Merrie Destefano or Alien Dream
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Jill Hart
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Christopher Hopper
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Dawn King
Tina Kulesa
Rachel Marks
Karen McSpadden
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
Lyn Perry
Deena Peterson
Cheryl Russel
Chawna Schroeder
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

I haven't updated my sidebar list yet, so this will do for now. Make sure to check out who's posting what and leave comments so they know you've come by.

Happy touring!


Austin Boyd said...


You'll have to dive into my books. The hero is really a heroine... Amy Wells. What a great name! I had you in mind when I wrote the trilogy.

Seriously, while it's Admiral John Wells who gets all the attention in the book, you'll all find that it's really his stalwart wife, Amy, who holds the world (his world and hers) together while he's galavanting off to Mars.

Amy shows that heroism often comes in quiet confident, dogged determination, and deep dependence on Christ. Happy reading. It's all about Amy!

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

I'll be looking forward to your review when you finish reading it.

And yes, Amy is a big part of the story, no doubt. I like the fact that "Return" has more than one connotation.


Unknown said...

Hey girl! How's it going?

DragonRider said...

I haven't read any of his books yet. I like Dragons in our Midsts, The Door Within, and DragonKnight.

Amy Browning said...

Thanks for coming by Austin and Becky! I'm really excited to dive into the series.

Dragonrider - I'm a pretty big Door Within fan too. Have you read all 3? You should check out the author's blog:

Terri main said...


I know what you mean. I only got mine a few days ago. I was glad I had taught speed reading in my youth.

I hope you get a chance to read it. Even though, I disagreed with some of the assumptions of the book, I found it an interesting read.

I do think that Amy Wells probably is the best developed character in the story.