Monday, September 16, 2013

FALL GIVEAWAY! (Autographed copy of Gated by Amy Christine Parker and $25.00 Visa gift card)

Last weekend, my friends and fellow authors (Larissa Hardesty, Christy Farley, Jessica Souders, and Sarah Nicolas) took a road trip to Tampa. Our destination was Inkwood Books for our friend's debut novel launch party—GATED by Amy Christine Parker.

The place was packed with friends, family, and fans. There were lots of goodies and giveaways. Amy proudly but humbly talked about her journey to publication then did a short reading. Her story gives her version of what life is like growing up in an apocalyptic cult. She did extensive research before taking on this story, studying the interaction between teens and families within these kinds of societies. 

(Joe and Lisa Iriarte, Larissa Hardesty, Amy Christine Parker, Jessica Souders, Christine Farely, Tara Gallina-me, Krystalyn Fowler, Vivi Barnes, Lucienne Diver)

(Tara Gallina-me, Larissa Hardesty, Jessica Souders)

(Amy Christine Parker)

The concept behind Gated is a unique one, with interesting yet scary information about the warped thinking of people in cults. It's a fast-paced read that follows a girl (Lyla) and her struggle to break free of the cult life.

Book flap cover:

Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

In the Community, life seems perfect. Lyla Hamilton believes she is one of the chosen. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pioneer invited her family to join the Community and escape the evil in the world. They've thrived under his strict, charismatic leadership. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.
Will is her Intended.
The end of the world is near.

Pioneer has visions of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the Silo, the underground shelter where the Community will wait out the apocalypse.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but a chance encounter with an unchosen boy has her questioning Pioneer, the Community--everything. She needs time to figure out the truth. But with Pioneer's deadline for the end of days fast approaching, time is the one thing she doesn't have.
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1 comment:

  1. I guess my favorite bad boy character is my boyfriend Oscar, and he is really a character, LOL!
    This book sounds really good. The other night I was watching a true story that was about a young lady who left a very similar situation as your character. I couldn't tear myself away from that TV show, it was really intense.