Thursday, November 10, 2016

Deep Shadows

GIVEAWAY

CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
DEEP SHADOWS

All it takes is one night to plunge the whole world into darkness

Life in Abney, Texas is predictable and safe -- until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity, and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.

Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority -- to keep Shelby and her son safe -- could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.

As the brilliant northern lights gave way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.

In this first book in an eerily plausible dystopian series, a memorable cast of characters must navigate a familiar world thrown into chaos.

My Review:

Eerily gripping. I'm not a huge dystopian fan -- especially this kind because it seems so plausible and it gives me the heebie-jeebies. But I adore Vannetta Chapman so much that I will follow her anywhere, including into literary Dystopia. :-) And I'm glad I did (once the nightmares faded!)

Amazing characters that I bonded with from the get go are faced with the unthinkable as Chapman unravels their world with an epic natural disaster. We have become so complacent about our reliance on technology that I kept finding myself astonished by the catastrophic circumstances that kept cropping up. Everything from accessibility of fresh water to life-saving drugs become a battle for survival.

And, of course, an event of this magnitude brings out both the best...and the worst...in people. Makes for a mesmerizing read. And I love the way Chapman has woven a solid faith thread throughout it all. It doesn't necessarily make things easier for Max and Shelby and their friends and family, but it anchors them during these desperate times. There's plenty of action, the hint of romance and enough closure at the conclusion to book one of the Remnant series that you'll be satisfied to sit on your laurels until book two, Rising Storm, comes out in February.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Deep Shadows please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the  subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 13 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Kav, this sounds like one I'd like. Include me, please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Read if you dare, Cheryl. Bwahahahha! Good luck!

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  2. Ooh, I like the big suspense ones! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  3. Oh, I am really looking forward to this one. I didn't really know what the Dystopian genre was until Vannetta gave an explanation of it on her website. It is intriguing and scary at the same time. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Exactly -- Intriguing and scary says it all. Good luck, Loraine.

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  4. Vanetta Chapman is a wonderful author. Like you, I am not usually a dystopian fan but the characters sound interesting and I'd love to read it.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. She really knows how to tell a story no matter the genre. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  5. Been wanting to read this one. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's worth the read. Good luck, Kim.

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  6. Wow, what a book! Sounds great, Kav! I am a big fan of Vanetta's books as well.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  7. Thanks for the review. Haven't read Vanetta Chapman but the review is intriguing.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. It's an intriguing book! Good luck, Mindy.

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  8. I've seen several reviews of this book and it really sounds interesting although a bit scary to think about too. Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Exactly -- I'm still thinking about it. LOL Good luck, Donna.

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  9. I'm a fan of Vanetta's books, but haven't read this one. TY for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I actually like dystopian fiction better when it's plausible. This book sounds really interesting.
    Love your review!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You'll love this one then, Melody. Yikes! Good luck!

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  11. Sounds interesting. Thanks for doing this giveaway!! =)

    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Deborah. Good luck!

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  12. I enjoy suspenseful books. Thank you!

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  13. I'd like to enter to win this. Thanks
    marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Sounds like a very interesting dystopian series!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  15. I love dystopian novels, and really excited that there's a new one in Christian fiction. Those can be tough to find.
    Dianna

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