Freedom Road by T.M. Souders Book Blast

Freedom Road by T.M. Souders Book Blast

Book Blast Hosted By I Am A Reader Not A WriterWelcome to the Book Blast for T.M. Souders Freedom Road. This book blast is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer.

In this Book Blast you can learn about a wonderful new book and enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Code.

Freedom Road by T.M. Souders

Book Summary:

Since the tender age of eight, music served as Samantha Becker’s source of solace against her father’s tyranny and her mother’s alcoholism. Now at eighteen, her only dream is to study classical guitar at Juilliard. But when her father’s careless actions lead to an “accident,” which threatens her ability to play the guitar, Sam becomes despondent. Losing all confidence in her future, Sam hides behind the emotional barriers that have protected her for years.

Just when Sam has given up, two unexpected people enter her life, giving her the confidence she needs, and forcing her to evaluate all she’s ever known. Battling her father’s plans for her future, band mates using her for personal gain, and a permanent injury, the odds are stacked against her. With auditions approaching and time running out, Sam must relearn to play the guitar, or be destined to give up her dreams forever.

About the Author:

T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies. She is the author of bestselling women’s fiction novel, Waiting on Hope, as well as the novelette Dashing Through The Snow and the newly released young adult/crossover novel ,Freedom Road. In her spare time when she is not writing she is a volunteer for The World Literary Cafe, a site dedicated to authors and readers. She currently lives in rural Ohio with her husband and children.

 

Links:

Website: http://www.tmsouders.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmsouders

Goodreads: http://
www.goodreads.com/author/show/5044358.T_M_Souders

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TM-Souders-Author/181198815275423

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The Return Of Inspiration

For a long time the younger generation was seen as simply the age of Youtube, Facebook, cell phones and video games.  But in the last few years they have become the largest group of readers in the world.  The reason for that, I believe, is two-fold. Number one, the young adult genre has become huge, with authors who really know their subjects.  From the vamps to the werewolves to the dystopian lands that they’ve created, teens have jumped on board with these titles.  (So have adults, by the way).  The other reason the YA market has become so grand is truly because of the world in which we live today.  There are a great many things in this life to be thankful for; there are blessings, good people, faith and hope that still exist in this day and age.  Unfortunately, there’s a darker side that’s also come on strong.  From unemployment to poverty to politics to war to bullying – you name it, it’s in the headlines.  So a restoration of faith and hope is a truly wonderful thing, and it’s being led by some amazing and enlightening fiction.

Lately, the ‘fanged ones’ – those vampires that everyone loves – have gotten a great deal of competition from the ‘winged ones.’  There are a majority of angels that are of the ‘fallen’ variety who are trying heir absolute best to redeem themselves.  There are also love stories that are becoming as heralded as “Romeo and Juliet,” and more of these characters are showing up on the big screen every month.

The idea for my book really stemmed from wanting to do a YA series based on ‘new’ angels; a fresh team that had yet to come down here.  Matt and Emily are a partnership – an angel/warrior team that still believes in all the good, faith, hope, etc., that their teachers have taught them.  They’re also extremely excited to get their first taste of freedom and succeed at their very first assignment.

I originally wondered whether or not a ‘fresh’ team that’s been surrounded by ‘good’ could even make it down here among the seriously dark and sometimes dangerous world that humans dwell in.  I wondered if they’d even want to?  Told from a different perspective, I tried to bring back inspiration with this batch of divine beings.  They certainly still have the adventure, suspense, heartache, etc., that others have experienced, but their biggest challenge is trying to keep their faith in each other while being faced with a brand new world that’s tearing them apart.

Some, perhaps, will get angry.  Matt and Emily have teachers – familiar teachers by the name of Mike and Gabe.  They also have a great deal of friends ‘up above’ and they do return home to talk to them and get advice.  They sometimes go home angry, sad, confused, happy – all depending on the twists and turns that their human lives have taken.  But these characters are mentors who offer humor and friendship to the team – no preaching involved.

Inspiration is the key to The Angel Chronicles, and I truly hope it brings a little more light into everyone’s world.

Until Next Time, Everybody.

Amy

This Guest Post is part of the Tribute Books Blog Tour For Amy Lignor’s Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1

For more information about the book visit The Angel Chronicles website.

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