Monday, February 21, 2011

"In the Manor of the Ghost" by Tina Pinson

Clash of the Titles, Where Authors Compete and Readers Judge

Tina Pinson and her novel In the Manor of the Ghost

From medieval prince to 21st century man-eater, Clash of the Titles ( saw a gamut of interesting characters pass through its arena in January. The first half of the month we celebrated new life in Christ. In the second half, we grieved with our characters in their moments of loss. No matter the genre or theme, there’s always something exciting going on at COTT.

Tina Pinson ( joined us during our Most Gut-wrenching Clash. Her book In the Manor of the Ghost ( took home our cyber-laurel. Congratulations, Tina!

There’s a ghost in the manor? Really? I definitely need to know more!

About the book: It's the 1870's and those who dwell in Clayborne Manor seemed trapped in time. Trapped amid the whispers of failure and sorrow; whispers of longing and defeat. Caitlin hears them clearly at night. But what ghosts really haunt Clayborne Manor? The ghost that restlessly walks the halls in the night? Or the ones that plague the minds and spirits of those residing there?

Here a tiny peek at Tina’s excerpt:

Kaitlin slipped past the barricades and pushed through the crowds. Heavy smoke made it hard to catch her breath. Nothing could stop her scream when she saw her apartment building engulfed in flames.

She scanned the lines of blackened faces. Her family wasn't there. Her gaze was drawn to the building, to the raging mingling of fire and life. Kaitlin prayed her family would come out. No one exited -- the agony of her thoughts cut her like a well-sharpened saber. Looking up, her thoughts became flesh.

Jean Marc stood in the upstairs window holding a bundle. Kaitlin knew, with another slice to her soul, the bundle was Simone.

For the full excerpt, click HERE. (

It was an amazing Clash as authors and readers shared their favorite scriptures and rejoiced in God’s mercy and grace. Join us this month as we turn the focus from God’s love toward man to that between hero and heroine during back-to-back Most Romantic Moment clashes.

April W Gardner ( is the senior editor of Clash of the Titles and best-selling author of Wounded Spirits. (


  1. i don't read first chapters of books, but the excerpt almost made me change my mind. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

  2. Please enter me for a chance to win this!! Sounds fascinating!!!

  3. Would love to win this book!
    samwhit28 at yahoo dot com

  4. I have this book, and also Tina's new book, Touched by Mercy, so I don't need to be entered in the drawing. I just wanted to stop by and say that I think Tina is a talented writer whose is both unique in style and profound in wisdom. God bless you, Tina!

  5. I'd love to win a copy and would be happy to complete a book review for you if I do. I love your outdoor picture and the book cover, and I've posted them on my blog. Blessings, Barb

  6. We love to win.

  7. I am electrified by the words flowing from "Manor of the Ghost;" cannot wait to finish school (coming may 2011) to dive into this work.

    Seems as though all your perseverance is finally paying off. Your diligence and determination is inspiring. Thank you for demonstrating what it means to maintain integrity in a field most think simple to navigate. You are a true captain journeying the water of paramount phrases towards the shores of eternal words.

    Sean Michael Adams.

  8. I would love to win a copy!
    dancealert at aol dot com

  9. I love this book. I have the ebook but would love to have hard copy. Tina is one of my favorite authors. This story is a great read it broke my heart, made me laugh and I cryed for joy when it all went by God's plan. Great book..
    Thanks Tina

  10. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. Thank so much to all of you who stopped in. It's awesome to hear from you. Blessings to each of you.

    Tina Pinson

  12. And K. Dawn, thank you so much for letting me visit your blog.

    Tina P.

  13. I read Touched By Mercy and enjoyed it very much. This book sounds like a winner too!

    Many blessings on your writing~