Spotlight Feature: A Light for Glady by J. K. Miller

A Light for Glady

About the Book:

The picture-perfect town of Glady hides a dangerous secret. On her first Sunday at Countryside Church, Rose meets a blue-haired boy who warns her that things are not what they seem. As she investigates, Rose gradually uncovers the truth, but doing so puts her in the middle of a terrifying spiritual battle for the fate of the church and the whole town.

Review

A faith-based urban fantasy novel, A Light for Glady tells the story of a young woman named Rose Kippe as she uncovers the dark secrets hiding just under the surface of everyday activities in the tiny town of Glady. A compelling story with memorable characters, it reveals how our mundane lives sometimes hide the truly dire consequences of our moral and spiritual choices.

Visit the author at: http://jamillernovels.blogspot.com/

Prince of Malorn, third book in the Annals of Alasia

Prince of Malorn, third book in the Annals of Alasia

Prince of Malorn

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Book Description:

 One major obstacle stands between seventeen-year-old Prince Korram and the throne that is his birthright: Regent Rampus.  Temporary ruler of Malorn, Rampus has no intention of giving up his position when the crown prince comes of age – or of allowing the prince to live long enough to reach that age.

Desperate to build an army of his own to stand against the regent, Korram treks into the Impassable Mountains to try to recruit the one segment of Malornian society not under Rampus’s control.  But can he lead a band of untrained hunters and gatherers to victory against the full might of the Malornian military?  Or will they all be crushed by the grasping hand of the regent before the prince can claim his rightful throne?

Q: This is the third book in the Annals of Alasia.  What makes this trilogy unique?

A: The books don’t take place one after the other; instead, their time frames overlap.  They each describe the same major political event: the invasion of the kingdom of Alasia by the neighboring kingdom of Malorn. Prince of Alasia begins on the night of the Invasion and describes what happens to twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin after he is forced to flee for his life.  In the Enemy’s Service tells the story of those who were not able to escape from the Alasian palace when the enemy invaded.  Prince of Malorn begins several months earlier and focuses on the Malornian perspective of the events leading up to the Invasion.  In each of the books, main characters from the others make brief appearances and interact with each other at the point where the time frames and settings overlap.

Q: Do you recommend that readers start with your first two books before reading Prince of Malorn?

A: Not necessarily.  The books can be read in any order, and each one can stand on its own.  But each of the three fills in gaps in the others’ stories, and their different perspectives on the same events and characters will make for a richer reading experience overall.

Q: Will there be more books in the Annals of Alasia?

A: Definitely! I’m nearly done with the fourth book, tentatively titled King of Malorn. It takes place five years later and brings together the main characters from all three books in the original trilogy. There may eventually be other books in the series too; I have lots of ideas!

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For more information about Prince of Malorn (a map of the fantasy world, “interviews” with some of the characters, and an exciting scene from the story!) visit my blog at http://anniedouglasslima.blogspot.tw/p/prince-of-malorn.html.

Annie Douglass LimaAnnie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published six books (three YA action adventure/fantasy and three anthologies of her students’ poetry). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel. View all her books at http://bit.ly/AnnieDouglassLimaOnAmazon.

CrossReaders Book Review: Wings by Suzanne D. Williams

CrossReaders Book Review: Wings by Suzanne D. Williams

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Title: Wings

Author: Suzanne D. Williams

Rating: Five stars

About the Book

Called from birth to carry the Light of God into a world filled with Darkness, seventeen-year-old Sara Benedict finds the mission this time has changed. This city, this school, is more about her growth. No longer will she function alone, but she needs Angus Finlay to fulfill the prophecies.

Yet there’s something deeper going on behind the scenes, and the harder she tries, the greater the danger seems. Her work of rescue must continue, but this task just might shut off the Light inside her once and for all.

Review

Wings by Suzanne D. Williams is a paranormal romance with lots of symbolism, supernatural happenings, and a strong Christian allegory. Sara Benedict is a seventeen-year old who has been a carrier of the Light of God since she was born. When God tells her that it is time to move then she and her parents and older brother move where ever God is leading Sara. Sara has always worked alone but she was sent to her present location to meet Angus Finlay for she needs his help in fulfilling prophecies. There is a very real and great danger in the new location but Sara still has a job to do but it may mean her loss of the Light. The book description stated that it is “an allegorical look at the power of Christ’s death and resurrection.”

Suzanne is an excellent writer and she did a great job with this book and even though paranormal is not a favorite genre of mine, I did enjoy the book. The characters were so real that I felt as if I were interacting with them which at times left me feeling confused and wondering just what I did believe. The dialogue includes a lot of scripture references mostly from Sara but the rest of the dialogue is typical of teenagers and their parents. The descriptions of all the action scenes were so well written that I could see exactly what was happening but I must say that in some instances I had trouble believing what was happening. The plot is pretty much straight forward until the second half of the book where there are some twists and turns that even add some suspense. It is evident that Suzanne is well founded in her Christian beliefs and does an exemplary job of portraying them in this book.

Even though I do not love the book as indicated by five stars, I gave the book five stars anyway for I did enjoy it and the author did an excellent job with the writing.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a strong Christian paranormal romance of teenagers that also includes a great deal of allegory.

Thanks to the author, Suzanne D. Williams, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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This review was submitted by: Deanna Gottreu – please visit her website at www.buzzardsroostcrafts.com/blog

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