Thursday, June 22, 2017

Invitation

GIVEAWAY


MYERS, BILL
PERETTI, FRANK
HUNT, ANGELA
GANSKY, ALTON
INVITATION

Four strangers with gifts they don't understand. A world falling into darkness. This is Harbingers.

You're invited on a journey of suspense and the supernatural as four of your favorite bestselling authors team up for a unique series.

From the minds of Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky, Invitation compiles the first four episodes of Harbingers, each following a different character.

Brenda - the street-hustling tattoo artist who sees images of the future
The Professor - the atheist ex-priest ruled by logic
Andi - the professor's brilliant but geeky assistant who sees inexplicable patterns
Tank - the naive, big-hearted jock with a surprising connection to a healing power

Brought together for the first time in "The Call," the four soon realize pockets of darkness are emerging throughout the world. Whether it involves a mysterious house, the unexplainable death of animals around the world, or an otherworldly little girl, each puzzle they solves brings them closer to the ultimate explanation of what's happening. But will they discover the truth in time?

My Review:

Twilight Zone with a twist of faith.

 Invitation follows the format so popular  with TV show these days -- where diverse characters with unique gifts band together to fight evil. Only instead of superpowers we have divine gifts. And there's definitely a supernatural quality to these novellas which gradually develops over the course of the four stories. Love the ragtag team of reluctant heroes. Diverse doesn't begin to describe this very eclectic group.

There's Brenda the African American tattoo artist who wears her cynicism on her sleeve. She's snarky and sarcastic and pretends she doesn't care. At all. But she does. And she hates that she does. Then there's the Professor -- an intellectual snob with a gigantic sense of entitlement. Insufferably short-tempered and so annoying! Andi is his geeky assistant (translation: slave.) She has an uncanny ability to create pattern out of chaos which comes in handy more than a time or two.  And last of all there's bighearted, football hero, Tank. His gentleness and pure faith are at odds with his 'tank' physique. He might appear to be a plain ol' simple country boy but he possesses a spiritual depth that I found inspiring.

These four definitely aren't kindred spirits but they find themselves thrown together in an unprecedented fight to thwart pockets of darkness that threaten to smother the world.  Each novella is told in first person point of view from one of the character's perspectives. And in the process we get some backstory and insight into what makes each of them tick.

Enthralling. A little bit creepy. Eerily good and a definite must read for fans of speculative fiction fans.

An a note to sensitive readers -- there is some crude language in a couple of the stories.

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Invitation, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 25 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!


17 comments:

  1. This is not the kind of book for me, so please don't count me in. I just wanted to point out that you have the incorrect cover for the book, oops!

    I got your back on this :-)

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    1. Bwahahaha! I'm so glad that you have my back, Trixi, because I kept clicking on Invitation and wondering why When Tide Turn kept popping up. Never occurred to me that it was a messed up graphic. There I was wondering what Blogger was up to when it was actually me!!!! LOL All fixed now. So thanks!

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    2. You bet! Glad to help where I can ;-)

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  2. Looks really out there and like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. :) iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes, definitely not my normal reading material. LOL Good luck, Linda.

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    2. Thanks it looks really interesting though :) Thank You

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  3. Sounds very different. I enjoy Frank Peretti. Thank you 😊
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. This is the first thing I've read by Frank Peretti -- all the author except for Angela Hunt actually. Good luck, Lucy.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. And totally different. Good luck, Kim.

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  5. I LOVE Frank Peretti's books! KAV, thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  6. My boys would really like this type and style book!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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  8. Love Frank Peretti books so I'm sure I would love this. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Cindy. Good luck.

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