Friend Me by John Faubion #bookreview @litfuse

John Faubion is celebrating his debut novel, Friend Me, with a Kindle HDX giveaway!


One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Friend Me by John Faubion

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 22nd. Winner will be announced February 24th on John Faubion’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by John’s blog on the 24th to see if you won.

About the book: When a lonely wife and her frustrated husband each secretly pursue companionship online, neither dreams that a real woman is behind their virtual creations, threatening their marriage—and their lives.

Scott and Rachel’s marriage is on the brink of disaster. Scott, a businessman with a high-pressure job, just wants Rachel to understand him and accept his flaws. Rachel is a lonely housewife, desperate for attention and friendship. So she decides to create a virtual friend online, unaware that Scott is doing the exact same thing. As Rachel desperately tries to re-create a friendship with a friend who has passed, Scott becomes unfaithful and is torn between the love for his wife and the perfection of his cyber-girlfriend. But neither realizes that there’s a much larger problem looming . . .

Behind both of their online creations is Melissa, a woman who is brilliant—and totally insane. Masquerading as both friend and lover, Melissa programmed a search parameter into the virtual friend software to find her perfect man, but along the way she forgot to specify his marriage status. And Scott is her ideal match. Now Melissa is determined to have it all—Scott, his family, and Rachel’s life.

As Melissa grows bolder and her online manipulations transition into the real world, Scott and Rachel figure out they are being played. Now it’s a race against time as Scott and Rachel fight to save their marriage, and their lives, before it’s too late.

In today’s digital age, the Internet presents all kinds of opportunities to test our personal boundaries, and this exciting and suspenseful story raises important questions about the ethics of virtual relationships. Friend Me will open your eyes to a new—and terrifying—moral dimensions and how they play out in the real world.
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About the author:
 John Faubion has spent many years in Asia as a missionary with his family. Since returning to the United States, John has worked as a senior software developer for a large appliance chain. He teaches an adult Sunday school class and enjoys writing and driving his 1949 Packard automobile. John lives near Indianapolis with his wife, Beth, and their daughter.
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My thoughts:  Ummm. .. . . . wow.  Wow, wow, wow.  This book is definitely something else.  The sad thing is I can see this happening.  I can see technology doing this and people doing this.  I can see some evil-minded person using it for wrong instead of good.  I get this.  I worked in mental health.  This is the truly disturbed type of person that is out there.  Now back to the book.  This is a well written, keep you reading and wanting to know what comes next.  I can say that I really did not see the ending being what it was.  I knew Melissa would happen somewhat the way she did and all, but the Aunt, well throwing her in there is a definite twist.  I really do not want to ruin the book for you, but I do have to say, do your background checks, especially on anyone you leave your babies with!   And I do need to say that I can relate to Rachel.  I’m a stay at home mom, I home school, there really is not that many outlets to talk to and interact with “real” people besides your spouse and children.