This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Zondervan (June 1, 2009)


Brandilyn Collins


Brandilyn Collins is an award-winning and best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline “Don’t forget to b r e a t h e . . .”® Brandilyn’s first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). She is now working on her 20th book.

In addition to Exposure, Brandilyn’s other latest release is Always Watching, first in The Rayne Tour series—young adult suspense co-written with her daughter, Amberly. The Rayne Tour series features Shaley O’Connor, daughter of a rock star, who just may have it all—until murder crashes her world.


When your worst fear comes true.

Someone is watching Kaycee Raye. But who will believe her? Everyone knows she’s a little crazy. Kaycee’s popular syndicated newspaper column pokes fun at her own paranoia and multiple fears. The police in her small town are well aware she makes money writing of her experiences. Worse yet, she has no proof of the threats. Pictures of a dead man mysteriously appear in her home—then vanish before police
arrive. Multisensory images flood Kaycee’s mind. Where is all this coming from?

Maybe she is going over the edge.

High action and psychological suspense collide in this story of terror, twists, and desperate faith. The startling questions surrounding Kaycee pile high. Her descent to answers may prove more than she can survive.

To read the first chapter, go HERE.

“More twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster! Highly recommended.” ~CBA Retailers

“Mesmerizing mystery…authentic characters…a fast-paced, twisting tale of desperate choices.” ~TitleTrakk

“Brandilyn Collins is a master of suspense, and Exposure is her best book yet!” ~Dianne Burnett,


I have been a fan of Brandilyn Collins’ books for several years and have read them all. Each one is unique yet each faithfully adheres to her signature “seatbelt suspense” theme. Exposure is no exception. From the very first page I was pulled into Kaycee’s dilemma. The plot moves quickly and the reader begins to share Kaycee’s uncertainty about whether what she is experiencing is reality or her imagination.

The counterplot was a little confusing at first. It took me awhile to realize that the seperate events were set in different time frames. Once that was resolved, it was much easier to understand. By the middle of the book, I was sure I had it all figured out – and I had – to a point. Leave it to Brandilyn to throw in some twists and turns that lead to a surprise ending. I think she did that on purpose just to deflate our pride a bit.

I enjoyed  Exposure and would recommend it to all suspense fans. However the Hidden Faces series still remains my favorite. I would love to see another Collins book that contains the focus on spiritual warfare  found in that series.