Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Christian Thriller

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Christian Thriller by R.H. Rauschenberger
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MALEVOLENT TIDE by R.H. Rauschenberger

R.H. Rauschenberger is a Bible-believing Christian with a PhD in developmental toxicology from the University of Florida. Along with Malevolent Tide, he’s published numerous outdoor columns and peer-reviewed scientific articles. He’s a husband, a father, a supervisory biologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior. He’s an active member of a local church where he and his wife lead a college and career Bible study class. He loves spending time with family and hunting and fishing near his home in St. Augustine, Florida.

Welcome, RH. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?

That’s a tough one. There’s so many that come to mind. I love The Apostle Paul, C.S. Lewis, and Abraham Lincoln. But if I had to pick one, I’d say Noah. He was the greatest endangered species biologist that this planet will ever know. And he lived before and after the great flood, which is the greatest climate-changing event that has ever occurred.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Malevolent Tide.

Malevolent Tide is a Christian thriller that mixes spiritual warfare with CliFi (climate fiction). Set in the near future, a marine biologist is drawn into a mystery that forces him to develop a deeper faith and rely on it rather than science if he’s to save his family and billions of lives from evil incarnate. It’s NOT a story that supports or rejects climate change or whether man has anything to do with it. Nor is it a story about a post-apocalyptic future. Rather, the story is about an ordinary man who must stop a diabolical plan that aims to reverse global warming by setting off an ice age, causing global famine and killing billions. There are small glimpses into the spiritual world.

I love your book cover.

What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?

Another tough one. For my Christian readers, my hope is they would become more aware of the spiritual battle going on around them and remember that ‘He that is in them is greater than he that is in this world.’ For those searching for God, my hope is they would be aware of the spiritual battle being waged for their lives and understand that Christ loves them and gives eternal life if they simply believe in him. Lastly, I want my readers to be aware that eventually we will have the technology to manipulate the climate and like any technology we must make sure it’s not used as a weapon of mass destruction in the name of saving the planet.

Where can readers find you online?

They can find info about my book and me, including my official book trailer at:

They can also find me on Facebook:  and on Twitter: @malevolenttide

Where can readers purchase Malevolent Tide?

Readers can purchase from me directly if they would like a signed copy. Otherwise they can simply search for Malevolent Tide on (kindle and 6x9 trade paperback) or Barns and Noble (trade paperback). Readers can view the first few chapters for free at Amazon.

If your readers click on they will find direct links to the book’s and Barns and Noble pages, as well as the “add to cart” button if they want to purchase a signed copy directly from me.

Any parting comment?

I am currently working on my second book in the Malevolent Tide series and hope to release it in Spring 2015. That’s about all I know right now. Thanks very much for having me on and allowing me to share a bit about my book and myself. This has been fun. Thanks again and God bless. 

Thank you, R.H. I enjoyed your visit with my readers and me. And thanks again for a copy of Malevolent Tide, which one of my commenters will win in a drawing.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Joy Comes to Dinsmore Street by Linda Rondeau is Shirley B. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


  1. Thank you for a great interview, Jo. I am intrigued by this thriller.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. Melanie, you're welcome. Yes, I read sample material from this book on Amazon--very interesting and a book I would not want to put down. Thanks for leaving your comment.

  2. Interesting questions, Jo! The trailer for Malevolent Tide was intriguing. Besides wanting to read it myself, it may make a great gift for the scientific/techie guys in my family who don't ordinarily read Christian fiction. Christian/scientific/thriller don't often go together!
    jane at sarasotapeace dot com

    1. Jane, glad you enjoyed the interview with R.H. Christian/scientific/techie is a new mixture for me also. Thanks for leaving your comment.

  3. Jo, thanks for the interview. Malevolent Tide sounds quite interesting. I watched the book trailer and checked out RH's blog. Intriguing thoughts. Thanks for offering an opportunity to win a copy of this book.

    1. Kay, you're welcome Glad you enjoyed the interview and you're entered for the book drawing. Thanks for leaving your comment.

  4. That sounds like one of those books you would wonder what the characters are doing when you had to pry the book out of your hands to go to work. Would be thrilled to have a copy. Thank you for sharing and many blessings to you

  5. Kathie, you're welcome! Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.