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Sunday, March 27, 2016

much more than she bargained for - Almana by Julayn Adams

"What a wonderful thing it is when such a vivid imagination is paired with the ability to share the results of that imagination in a way that makes it feel as if it could, possibly be real." - Goodreads, Steve Adam


Published: March 4th, 2016

In the aftermath of World War III, the world has become a dangerous place. The ruthless dictator, Equis, and his army, Armageddon, are quickly taking over major metropolitan areas on the west coast.

The end of humanity is eminent. Their one hope lies in the hands of a 17 year old girl, Alexa. When Almana volunteers to leave Heaven to guide Alexa, she never thought that her own destiny would include falling in love with a human.

Now, cursed to remain on Earth forever, Almana finds that her task is much more than she bargained for.

"I have never been drawn to dystopian/fantasy books before but this one landed in my lap and I have to admit I really enjoyed it. Julayn writes eloquently and her descriptions are so visual that you can picture them in your mind. I particularly love the parts of the novel when it focus on Almana's inner thoughts and loneliness [...]" - Goodreads, Sherry

When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,”
-Shakespeare, Sonnet 29
It is my name. It is my curse.
I am Almana.

About the author:
With a diverse background ranging from preschool teacher and professional princess to diagnostic sonographer, Julayn Adams has discovered a new passion and talent for writing. 

Originally from Massachusetts, she now resides in Australia with her husband and four children, three of whom she home-schools. 

With her first work, a children's book illustrated by her youngest son, already released, she is excited to introduce her Young Adult novel, Almana, in January of 2016. Julayn is currently working on the second of this three part series, Vision (Almana #2).


Beppe DM said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway ;)

Dovi said...

Thank you for the giveaway :)

Jan Lee said...

The link to follow Julayn Adams on Facebook gives an error message. This is the correct link to her FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Julayn-M-Adams-506620756170096/

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing Almana and the giveaway with your readers! Xx

Unknown said...

Thank you for the chance!

gregory said...

Thanks for competition!

Dan Denman said...

I like the book cover! The story and characters are ones that I think I will really like!

debbie said...

I love the beautiful book cover. The lady has beautiful eyes and cant wait to read the book