Children of the Forgotten Cover Reveal

Book: Children of the Forgotten CHILDREN-OF-THE-FORGOTTEN_front_vlr

Series: The Anistemi
Author: Charles Franklin

Goodreads Summary:

In a post-apocalyptic world, most people by age thirty have succumbed to The Sickness, a mysterious deadly illness. But the Sickness is not the only enemy for Collin Mann’s city. Hordes of deranged killers live in the hills around it. With few trained protectors, the future of the little city looks bleak.

Collin, fifteen years old, buries those the Sickness consumes. Slight and awkward, he shuns warrior training, avoiding the example of his big brother and guardian.

When killers attack at the watering hole, he’s called to step forward and defend. Instead, he freezes.

He’s ashamed. His people need him to fight. Can he do it? Or would a clumsy person like himself make any difference in the battle for existence?


Let’s get a close up of that Cover! AH! I really love this cover so much. This is one of my most anticipated books for this year, So when I got a chance to help with the cover reveal I was over the moon. (Keep an Eye out today! I’m also going to be posting my review for A Search for Bliss By Charles Franklin, The Prequel to The Anistemi. Want a copy? Join his newsletter!)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

charles-franklin-HR-4Charles was born and raised in Texas. From there, he joined the United States Army and has traveled the world. Along the way, he saw the most beautiful set of eyes he had ever seen. They belonged to a girl … and he married her right away. Twenty years later, they have three children and are finally headed back home to Texas for good.

Upon retiring from the Army after 23 years, Charles will continue to serve others as a teacher in the town he grew up in. When he’s not in the classroom, or spending time with his family, Charles writes stories about faith, love, hope, and adventure.

His debut novel, Children of the Forgotten: The Anistemi Book I, will release in August and he has already begun work on the second book in the trilogy. Charles is also writing an action thriller, and has begun outlining another series set in the Anistemi world.

Author Links: Website   Facebook   Twitter   Instagram


How about some Cool Teasers?

CONSTANTLY FEARING DEATH HAS BEEN A DEATH IN ITSELF.I WANT TO LIVEFile Jul 02, 4 17 08 PMNot everyone can spill another mans blood.The One who named the stars has also named you.

He calls you Precious Child.You called.

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Illusionary Blog Tour

Book: Illusionary Illusionary
Author: Desiree Williams
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.5 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

Dorothy got sucked into a tornado.

Alice fell down a hole.

Wendy flew to Neverland.

Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs.

Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life.

Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward.

No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or that, by helping her, the cute storyteller would go crazy. Or that her heart would rip in two when she left. Those would’ve been great facts to know ahead of time.

Considering that nothing in Ur is what it seems, the mission proves to be more than she ever imagined. But more than her own future will be in jeopardy if Kamryn doesn’t succeed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Desiree Williams

Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 5/5 Stars
**Added to Favorites Shelf**

I read a lot of good books. This one though. Just wow. My mind is blown. I’m in love with the story, the characters the writing. All of it.

The characters were well written and you really just enjoy them. I don’t want to be too Spoliery. But they way they cross over (You’ll understand at the end) Was AMAZING. I honestly Didn’t see it coming at all. Or the ending for the fact. I was crying a good 15% of the last part of the book.

The Visuals for the scenes and Ur was amazing. GAH. The storyline guys. THE STORYLINE. Oh my gosh. I loved it. I read 3/4 of this book in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down and kept telling myself one more chapter, one more, and then I finished.

I loved the Christian and GOD aspect. I was thinking during the book that maybe, that was who the character was, and I was glad I was right. (For those that aren’t religious, I promise it isn’t overbearing in the book, you will still enjoy it!)

If you get a chance to read this book please please please do. You won’t regret it!

Giveaway!

Desiree has graciously offered to give away the following prizes (giveaway image attached in email): a “Make everyday an adventure” pillow, “Don’t Grow Up! It’s a Trap!” metal sign, book cozy, signed paperback of Illusionary, notebook with pens, sketch book with colored pencils, and a “Eat Cake for Breakfast” travel cup. ~~ Rafflecopter ~~

 
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**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Desiree Williams) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Desiree & God’s Grace Blog Tour ❤ )

Defier Review

Book: Defier: The Girl Who Stood25987793

Series: Defier (Book 1)
Author: Mandy Fender
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.18 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

-A YA novel inspired by Christian bravery that will not only entertain but inspire and challenge your faith!- – Early Reader
Redemptive Fiction Award of Excellence Winner
When her faith makes her a target, Lennox Winters must leave everything she knows behind and face the harsh truth of what her world has become. The raised scar on her chest reminds her she still has a purpose, but is her purpose worth the sacrifice? With a new Regime taking over America and imprisoning Christians, she finds where her real strength comes from. As she rediscovers her faith in Christ, she must decide whether she will stand or bow in the face of her enemies.
They said her faith would be the death of her, but her faith is what made her alive.
Are you brave enough to defy?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
13455621Mandy Fender is an award-winning author, speaker, and blogger who hopes to glorify God and uplift others. She guest blogs for Broken, Beautiful, and Bold and has a monthly inspirational article in a local newspaper. Her writing has been featured in Devozine magazine for teens and Epifiction.

It is her aim to live and love like Christ and her writing is just another avenue to do that. She’s a new homeschool mom and serves in full time ministry with her husband in the great state of Texas.

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REVIEW:
Stars:  5/5 Stars

I absolutely fell in love with Defier. Mandy Fender wrote such an amazing story. The characters were well developed, and pull you into the story. I couldn’t put the book down. I loved how the book doesn’t lead to the idea of a dystopian book until you get a few chapters in. It was a breath of fresh air, with all of the Dystopian books out these days, that throw you right in the middle of all of the chaos, and just expect you to figure it out. You are lead into the story the same way that the Character are. (Might I just say that it takes a Pro to do this right? Go Mandy!)

This book talks about Christianity (If you aren’t religious this won’t be an issue, You’ll understand what I mean when you read. You won’t be bias, or offended ect.) and standing for what you believe in the face of adversity. (The Girl Who Stood, come on. GIRL POWER!)

The story line reminded me a lot of events that happened in the Holocaust, which as a History Major pulled me into the writing more. I wish I could express into better words just how much I love this book.

If you have been looking for a good Dystopian book that you won’t want to put down, pick up Defier now!
**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Mandy Fender) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Mandy!)

**The Author gave me a copy but I choose to write a review. This Review is completely honest and is my own opinions of the book*