Welcome to the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour for Heart of the Ajs by T.E. Bradford. We’ve got a great giveaway today, and a look into what prompted the author to write this story.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Book: Heart of the Ajs
Author: T.E. Bradford
Genre: Fantasy / Sci-Fi blend
Release Date: September 16, 2019
She has magic she cannot use…
He has a secret she must uncover.
THE SIX WORLDS OF BAQA
ASFAR, first planet from the sun is a desert planet steeped in superstition and tradition. Nafisa el Faruz is the princess, defender of the sun and champion of her people. Hers is the most powerful magic—zaman, holder of time.
TRINITOS, third planet, is home to the sky gate and the wicked man who controls its use, the Ajs An’hlj. He is yunfah—a wind walker, one who can control the air itself. The only thing he covets more than control is power, and he has his sights set on Nafisa.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tracy is the author of the Divide Series, Six World Sagas, and International Bestseller: Kindled Legends – Written in the Stars.
When she’s not busy writing, she can be found taking a scenic drive with her family, snapping photos, or giving voices to her son’s stuffed animals. She reclines her feet in Upstate New York with her very own grumpy kitty, the husband God made just for her, and the son who is her forever best story.
GUEST POST FROM TRACY
A large part of the plot for Heart of the Ajs stemmed from a conversation I had with my son. He’d asked me why he still had bad dreams, even after praying for God to take them away.
I searched for the words to explain why God doesn’t always say yes. Sometimes he says no. Or maybe. Or wait–which for me is the hardest answer of all. I thought of an example from when we’d been looking for a new house and didn’t get the one we’d been hoping for. We were so disappointed. But God had a better house in mind for us. We just didn’t know it yet. And at one point my job became very toxic, when after seven years of work I got pregnant and suddenly managers who’d promoted me several times were telling me I wasn’t cutting it. God had a better job in mind for me. I just didn’t know it yet.
I started to wonder if I could weave this truth into a story I’d been working on about a girl who didn’t feel her father or God were listening. She couldn’t see a way out, or understand how anything good could come from where she was.
Yet our precious Heavenly Father always has a plan. A perfect, incredible plan far beyond our wildest imaginings. One He is faithful to reveal with perfect timing.
Even if we may not know it yet.
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
Welcome to the blog today! If you weren’t an author right now, what would you be doing?
Singing and peforming at the Grand Ole Opry like my Great Grandmother. Okay, maybe I wouldn’t make it to the Opry, but along with writing I’ve been singing and writing songs since I was little. I sang my first solo in church when I was four. I wrote my first original song when I was 12. Which, by the way, is also how old I was when I wrote my first story.
Oh I love to sing! In fact, I am known for just randomly breaking out in song! What’s your favorite bible verse?
It’s changed over the years. When I was young, it was Isaiah 40:31. But after surviving stage 3 colon cancer I’d have to say it’s Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I Know The Plans I Have For You’ Declares the Lord, ‘Plans to Prosper You and Not to Harm You, Plans to Give You Hope and a Future. ‘”
Yes, this is a verse that I frequently have on my heart. What’s one thing readers don’t know about you?
I’ve won 2 gold, 2 silver, and 5 bronze awards in Latin and Ballroom dancing. And that’s all I’ll say about that. LOL
Wow! That’s pretty amazing. I won’t ask any more questions. 😉 What do you want readers to gain from reading this book?
It’s been my experience that the most amazing blessings come free. So easy, yet so many have no idea. If I can share anything at all with those who read my books, it’s how simple and extraordinary the gift of salvation truly is.
Amen! What are you working on next?
Book two in my YA/Fantasy series – Child of Destiny – is releasing very soon. So be on the lookout! There’s bound to be all sorts of fun planned for release day!
We will definitely be on the lookout!! Thank you so much for stopping by today.
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To celebrate her tour, T.E. is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Amazon Gift Card, a signed copy of my book Child of Prophecy, a piece of raw onyx, and a genuine Jasper stone heart necklace!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
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