Excerpt from Stone of Fire

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

If you’re an indie writer, you’ve probably heard of Joanna Penn! I recently picked up Stone of Fire, a republication of Pentacost. I’m not far into this thriller yet, but there is plenty of action! It’s a dense read, but keeps things moving forward.

“It doesn’t matter who we are or why we want it,” the voice replied. “But if we have to come in to get it, then I can’t guarantee your safety.”

J.F. Penn, Stone of Fire

India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church.

Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.

Until now.

The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism.

Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?

From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.


  1. Oooh, this sounds intense!

    Thanks for having stopped by my blog(:

  2. sounds like a fast-paced thriller somewhat in the Dan Brown style 🙂

  3. Sounds like an exciting read that will take you to different countries through the story 🙂

  4. Great cover art, I’m more curious to know about this “voice” that seems to be swaying the characters decisions; great teaser!

    Claudia @ My Soul Called Life

  5. I love books like this. That’s one intense teaser too!

    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/02/teaser-tuesdays-117-dont-try-to-find-me-2/

  6. Oooh this sounds like it’s full of danger – great teaser I want to know what IT is!

  7. This is one of those books I am not sure about, but I do love thrillers.

    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  8. ugh, this sounds like a good thriller. I’d keep reading! 🙂

  9. This book sounds intriguing. I must put it on my TBR list.

  10. This is intriguing. Sounds like there is plenty of action. Good choice!

  11. Sounds suspenseful…but maybe not for me. Hope you are enjoying it!
    My teaser is from Letters To The Lost by Iona Grey.

  12. Based on the synopsis it seems to have a Da Vinci Code type feel. I hope you enjoy it!

    – Orie @ Let’s Take A Shelfie

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