With much joy and excitement, I am thrilled to announce that my book Promise’s Prayer is now available in paperback and eBook! The Amazon Paperback will be live shortly, but you can purchase the Amazon Kindle eBook now, or you can purchase a paperback from Createspace, or you can purchase a signed copy directly from me! (For the paperback, I receive nearly twice the royalties if you purchase from Createspace or me directly.)
Promise’s Prayer is the first book of the family-friendly Christian novel series Truth from Taerna. It’s been a long (yet sometimes not long enough!) journey, full of challenges, new experiences, and days of hard work. From outlining this novel in summer 2014, finding character and setting inspiration on Pinterest, spending the entire month of November writing the first draft, months of nitpicky editing, and all the headaches of formatting, this is a journey I’ve enjoyed – not only because I love writing but also because this book carries a message that God gave me.
A saving-the-world book with a Biblical twist.
This is the thought that first inspired Promise’s Prayer, and combined with the centrality of prayer in a believer’s life, Kaelan and Carita developed quickly. Following them on their journeys has been an encouraging and challenging spiritual journey in my own life, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it all with you.
Check out the other blog party stops below, read the sneak peek, and don’t forget to join the giveaway!
About the Book
Kaelan is restless for adventure and relentless in his efforts to bring the land of Taerna back to the blessings of Adon Olam and the prosperity of the days of his ancestors. Fueled by a solemn promise and his mother’s secret, he finds himself in the forefront of a desperate scheme that is crucial to Taerna’s future. Can he keep his promise? Can he save the people of Taerna from the corruption and rampant lawlessness that threaten them with extinction?
Shy and quiet Carita knows she possesses what Taerna’s people so desperately need. But how can she help them when her own soul is simultaneously tormented by witnessing unmet needs and handicapped by her own paralyzing fears?
When Kaelan and Carita come face to face with the true nature of Adon Olam’s call, will they each choose to embrace Adon Olam’s plan for Taerna—and for their own lives?
Light leapt to Carita’s eyes. “Do they meet for prayer?”
Kaelan shook his head. “They meet each week,” he stated slowly. “They worship Him. They sing, and pray in turn, and listen to a speaker on Adon Olam. They give their money. And they pray before meals.”
The glow died out of Carita’s eyes faster than it had entered. “They don’t—really know him, do they?” Her voice was quiet.
Kaelan wrinkled his brow in confusion. “Some of them do, I think,” he declared. “It seems that way. Of course, it’s hard to tell. It’s better than I was expecting though. I wasn’t sure if the name of Adon Olam would elicit hostility or not.”
Carita swallowed. “I’m glad you found it otherwise.”
Her voice, however, almost contradicted her words. Kaelan couldn’t understand it. She supported his work, right? She wanted the people to be favorable to Adon Olam, right? Of course she did. He shook his head slightly, dismissing the thought, and his eyes sought Carita’s. “Thank you for what you’ve been doing around here.”
She raised her eyes calmly to his, a hint of surprise showing. Kaelan bit his lip. Hadn’t he just practically said that she was wasting her time and talents here? Did she think he was crazy?
She grinned slightly and stepped forward. “Welcome home.” She gestured to the door. “Laelara is in the kitchen. I’ll be getting the vegetables now.”
Celebrate the exciting release by entering to win Promise’s Prayer! One winner will receive a paperback and a second winner will receive an ebook.
Blog Party Special Stops!
Check out each of these stops today for special highlights, snippets, features on Promise’s Prayer characters, interviews, and more! Also, keep an eye on social media for Promise’s Prayer posts by special guests!
Ellrick Character Spotlight at Reality Reflected (Brie Donning)
Author Interview at Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings (Alea Harper)
Carita Character Spotlight at God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae (Raechel)
Author Interview at Seek Him First (Katherine Sophia)
Kaelan Character Interview and Spotlight at Random Reflections (Gabriella)
Release Announcement at The Flowering Vales (Erudessa Aranduriel)
Release Party Central at Resting Life (Erika Mathews – you are here)
About the Author
Erika Mathews is an author and editor who lives in the farm country of Minnesota with her husband and daughter. She’s a homeschool graduate with a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Biblical Ministries, and a passion for sharing Jesus Christ and His truth. When she’s not working with books, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, piano and violin, organizing, and using the Oxford comma. You can connect with Erika at restinglife.com, on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.