As many of you know, I recently coauthored a young adult fantasy series alongside NY Times Bestselling Author Mark Batterson, with book 1 (Jack Staples and the Ring of Time) releasing in September of this year. We’ve been getting phenomenal feedback from the first book and I can’t wait for young readers to get their hands on the second. The series is geared at ages 8 and up.
Book 2, Jack Staples and the City of Shadows is set to release on January 1, 2015. But if you don’t want to wait that long and would like a FREE, SINGED copy of Jack Staples and the City of Shadows to place under the Christmas tree, all I ask is that you help us get the word out about the series.
The first 200 readers who take the steps below will receive a FREE, PRERELEASE and SIGNED copy of Jack Staples and the City of Shadows. So long as there are no shipping problems we hope to get them to your door before Christmas morning!
STEP 1: If you haven’t already, read the first book in the series (Jack Staples and the Ring of Time), then go to the link below and write a review on Amazon.
STEP 2: Post the link above, plus the review you wrote on your social media site – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter...etc.
STEP 3: Send a link that proves you have completed steps 1 and 2 to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also send your postal address so we can ship Jack Staples and the City of Shadows to your door ASAP! The first 200 people to e-mail me will receive a FREE, SIGNED copy of book 2 of this series.
STEP 4 (OPTIONAL): When you or your children have finished reading Jack Staples and the City of Shadows, we would love it if you would go to the link below and write a review for this book as well!
ABOUT THE SERIES
This fantasy series was birthed years ago. The concept came from the book of Acts. Near the beginning of the book, Saul of Tarsus is trying to kill every Christian he can find. And then God breaks in. Acts 9:18 says, “Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized…” And just like that, Saul went from trying to kill every Christian to becoming a follower of Jesus. As a child, every time I heard this story, the scales were what most captured my imagination. In my mind, the whole world must have the same scales on their eyes, and not until God breaks in do these invisible scales fall away. In truth, it’s how I still view things today.
Eleven-year-old Jack's ordinary life is upended when mysterious creatures attack his hometown and he is whisked into a fantastical adventure filled with danger at every turn.
Jack learns that most live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales that have covered human eyes since the beginning of time. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is, where war rages between good and evil—and Jack is at the heart of it. The Awakened are searching for The Child of Prophesy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins in their epic battle he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.