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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Stories of the Night EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY

 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Stories of the Night by Lauren Smyth, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Stories of the Night 
Author: Lauren Smyth 
Publisher: Ambassador International 
Release Date: July 1, 2019  
Genre: YA Suspense

Alisen, a teenage girl, is routinely awakened by the same terrifying dream.

The nightmare gets more detailed and longer every night, but the terror remains the same. She tries to dismiss it as something she ate, or maybe a book she read, but then she meets Kale.

Kale is having the same nightmares.

Believing there must be a deeper meaning, Alisen and Kale delve into politics and biblical prophecy. Together, they discover that everything in their dreams has a counterpart in real life, which leads them to believe that something terrible is coming. Is there any way avoid this catastrophe and save thousands of lives? Or will their worst dreams come true? They must choose whether to turn to God or to each other to save them from the very end of the world.

Stories of the Night combines political intrigue, biblical prophecy, and military adventure into a suspenseful story that leaves the reader with the choice of where to place their ultimate hope.


EXCERPT 

Kale sat across from her at the lunch table. Neither spoke; both were subdued and quiet. 

“It was the dream, wasn’t it?” asked Alisen suddenly.

“Yeah,” said Kale. “It was the most terrifying thing I have ever seen. I’m only glad it wasn’t real.”

“Tell me what you dreamed.”

Kale poked his fork listlessly into his rice. “Everybody vanished,” he said. “Well, not everybody. Some people were left. But most of them got this glow around them, and then they were gone.”

“Why?” Alisen asked, her voice sinking to a whisper. “Why do you think it happened?”

Kale shrugged. “I don’t know. Even in the dream I didn’t know.”

“I was at a Civil Air Patrol meeting,” said Alisen. “This kid came up and started talking about the end times, how they’re predicted in the Bible and how one of the signs is ‘wars and rumors of wars’. And he said that another sign many people believed was that everybody would disappear. I was asking him a question, when suddenly there was that glow, and he vanished.” Alisen paused. “So did McKenzie.”

“You said that he thought it was predicted in the Bible?” asked Kale. “I never knew much about the Bible. It always seemed like a book of legends. There were some good stories, though. Maybe he was referencing one of those.”

“We should see what we can find out about it,” said Alisen. “I never thought much about it either, but if people who believe in God are going to disappear, then we should to be the first to know.”

“Nobody ever said these dreams were prophetic,” said Kale quickly. 

“You think it’s a coincidence that we’re both dreaming the same thing?” asked Alisen irritably. She put her elbow on the table and leaned on her hands. “Really?”

“No, I guess not,” admitted Kale. “It can’t be.“



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Lauren Smyth is a sixteen-year-old homeschooler with a passion for writing, acting, and music. As the daughter of an Air Force fighter pilot and university professor, she has lived in many places across the United States and Europe, from which she gained her love of travel and foreign languages. She currently lives in Ohio with her parents and her two cats.  

CONNECT WITH LAUREN: Website | Instagram | Twitter

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a signed print copy (US only) plus (1) additional winner will receive an ebook


Full tour schedule at JustReadTours. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 8, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 15, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print US only. Ebook available internationally.

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