I’m about to place an order for paperback copies of Victory’s Voice. If you would like a signed copy, please let me know so I know how many to order! Comment, message me, or order on restinglife.com/buy.
PS – it’s great springtime reading! It’s a springtime story that includes a Resurrection Festival. 🙂
What a wonderful launch Victory’s Voice had! If you missed the fun, this is THE place to go to catch up. Everything is summarized succinctly for you right here!
First, today is the LAST day to enter the #VictoryContest and win an ebook of choice. Send me a photo or digital image with the word “Victory” in it somewhere to be entered (email me, comment on this post, or post it on social media and tag me).
[W]hat would you pick if your author let you change one element in your story/plot/world, whether a technological advance or a plot twist or a social reality you live with each day?
Oh, there are so many things I think I’d want to change! But in reality, even the difficult parts of my life have proven a blessing, and I’ve learned and grown so much through them. Even the hardest things I really can’t say I’d exchange for anything. As for technological advances, it would be helpful if someone would . . . [read more]
If you preordered Victory’s Voice, it should be waiting on your Kindle right now!
If you didn’t, be among the first to pick it up today on release day! And don’t forget to leave a review.
(Did you know that release day sales and reviews both help boost the book and author rank on Amazon to enable more people to find the book? Yes, your launch week purchase can help with reaching other readers with this book! And preorders all count towards this.)
Chapters 26 and 27 of this book hold a unique place in my heart: no matter how many times I read them, I get excited. Excited at the power of God. Excited at the reality of our victory in Jesus. Excited at the unity and oneness of believers and the power of praising, rejoicing, giving thanks, singing, and speaking truth.
I can’t say there is anything else I’ve ever written that I react to quite this way. And I think it’s because there is a truth in these chapters (to which the rest of the book builds) that goes far beyond me or my writing abilities. It’s an eternal truth, a kingdom truth, a covenant truth. It’s something God wants His people to understand. It’s something He is working in and through the body of Christ today.
As this book launches into the world, I hope you too catch the vision and passion of this truth.
Today for the Victory’s Voice launch tour we have TWO character spotlights as well as a book spotlight!
Abigail Kay Harris at Read Review Rejoice is sharing a character spotlight on Caeleb, an elder-brotherly friend who’s a lot of fun to get to know. Click over there for photos, fun facts, and more.
Tara at Tower in the Plains is sharing a character spotlight on Jolyn, an Academy student that Ellisia meets . . . who plays a key role in the story. For better or worse.
No, you don’t need to guess, because I gave it away in the post title! 😉 Victory’s Voice (Truth from Taerna book two) is officially on its way!!
If you’re new to my blog and my books, Truth from Taerna is my six-book Christian kingdom adventure fiction series. With no violence, no romance (except very mild romance in books three and six), and no fantasy/magic, it’s a clean book series for all ages, focusing on portraying deep spiritual truths and how they might look in a fictional setting. Promise’s Prayer is Book 1, but it isn’t necessary to read it first: each book is designed as a standalone.
But THIS post is celebrating Victory’s Voice! Launch week kicks off today, and there are a variety of interesting celebratory activities planned.
First, you can pick up the paperback and ebook on Amazon here.
But what else? I’ll keep it simple and concise, because I know your life is probably as busy as mine and you don’t have time to read excess fluff any more than I have time to write it. 😉
Join the #VictoryContest – a creative photo contest. (Take or design an image with the word Victory in it and post it on Instagram or in the comments below – or email it to me. Click the link above for more details including the prize.)
Check out the rest of the blog tour stops (below) for character spotlights, reviews, interviews, and snippets.
Today, we have a lovely review by Chelsea at Sheep Among Wolves Publishing. I so enjoyed reading her kind, honest, and encouraging words! This review is very thorough, and you can find some favorite quotes hidden within it. 🙂
Excerpt: “Erika is very good at writing likeable godly characters who stretch our understanding of what living for God really means. I also love the way she weaves deep spiritual truths and realities into the characters’ storylines, and how she continually turns the focus back to God.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
When an extroverted bookworm discovers the hidden power of spoken words, death and life tremble in the balance on the tip of her tongue. But not only figuratively.
At seventeen, Ellisia’s passion for learning and books dominates her small-town existence. No wonder she’s elated when an opportunity to attend Academy arises: she can finally fulfill her lifelong goals to further her education and see the famed Palace BookHall. But as she begins to discover the true power of the spoken word, she faces a choice: join forces with a foreign physicist or relinquish her dream to someday work in the BookHall. Loyalties and ambitions war within Ellisia once the scientist’s projects begin to threaten her family’s safety. When impending crisis brings a clash of spiritual kingdoms, Ellisia must once for all choose how she’ll harness the power of words. Spoken words transcend her reality, uniting heavenly with earthly and commanding the forces that drive the physical world, and Ellisia’s voice will be the catalyst for sure defeat—or decisive victory.
3/15/2021: Victory’s Voice comprehensive book review by Chelsea at Sheep Among Wolves Publishing
3/18/2021: LAUNCH DAY! Read Victory’s Voice on Kindle today! + Character spotlight on Caeleb (27-year-old friendly elder-brotherly friend), shared by Abigail Kay Harris at Read Review Rejoice. + Character spotlight on Jolyn (an Academy student) shared by Tara at Tower in the Plains + Book spotlight & excerpt shared by Jenavieve Rose at Living Outside the Lines + Special release day post here at Resting Life
Erika Mathews is an author and editor who lives in the farm country of Minnesota with her husband and children. 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.
Welcome to the Hope Chest Scavenger Hunt! Today, I’m taking part of this fun event and giveaway to celebrate the release of Sarah Holman’s new book Fanny’s Hope Chest. I had the privilege of reading an early copy of this short book, and it was amazing. Well worth reading by anyone, married or single, old or young.
5. Watch to see if your name is drawn on February 16th for 1 of five giveaway winners!
Time to see if you can find the item I’ve hidden here at Resting Life:
Did you find it? Don’t forget to enter the giveaway. There will be five winners!
Interested in Fanny’s Hope Chest? Grab it for $0.99 through the 14th (Price will go up to $2.99 after)
How old is too old for a hope chest?
When Ellie starts a new job as a home health aid, she doesn’t expect to meet a woman in her eighties looking for her hope chest, nor a house as messy as Ellie’s own emotional state. But as she cleans up Fanny’s house, she begins to wonder if Fanny’s hope chest might hold the answers to her questions about disappointed dreams and holding on to hope.
That is, if she can face both the mess and her own heart.
They spent years in Rizkaland. They ruled the land, forged friendships, built families, and made it their home. But then it was time to return to Earth, and their former lives just don’t fit anymore. Clara and Andrew struggle to reevaluate their priorities when hundreds of miles separate them. Reuben and Petra are lost as they seek a balance between their old friendship and their Rizkan marriage. And Ashna and Noraeto never planned to return, so what live is there for them on Earth?
When the unthinkable happens and a new enemy arises, they’re all thrown back into Rizkaland, into a young prince’s rise to power and struggle to build alliances for his kingdom. But they no longer belong in their other world, either.
“This isn’t so you’ll have more time to talk to Andrew, now is it?” Rhoda cut in. “Because I’m telling you, Clara—”
Clara’s eyes widened, and she twisted around to grab her purse and fish out her phone. “No, really, I…”
“Oh, really, as you dive for your phone?”
It didn’t help that the phone chose that moment to buzz with another message from Andrew. How many had she missed?
A lot was the answer.
“I forgot I had a phone…” she mumbled.
“You forgot…” Kath repeated – and suddenly she was the one in Clara’s face. “What’s up Clair? What happened?”
Kendra says: I originally pinned this with the thought of this being a later-series Clara, buuut then I decided that the woman looked a bit more like Clara’s mom. And suddenly, I had a new plot thread on my hands.
For Black Friday and in honor of this cover reveal, Kendra is offering book 1, Water Princess, Fire Princeas a FREE ebook on Amazon, and book 2, Lady Dragon, Tela Du, is just 99 cents! And, furthermore, she is offering Broken, which is part 1 of Love and Memory, for free as well as an early read! This sale is part of Perry Kirkpatrick’s Black Friday Sale, so do go check out all of the other books on offer for 99 cents or less!
All my books are on sale today through Monday! All ebooks are 99 cents or free! All paperbacks are on sale – you can get a signed copy from me for less than an unsigned copy from Amazon! If you enjoy fable retellings, Christian kingdom adventure fiction with a focus on deeply knowing God, inspirational poetry to draw you nearer to Him, inspirational Christian non-fiction, or historical fiction, check these out.
Due to Amazon’s pickiness, Promise’s Prayer won’t show as 99 cents until Sunday – but it will remain at 99 cents through Wednesday, so don’t forget to check it out!
Victory’s Voice is also pending, but it WILL be 99 cents this weekend as well. This is the LOWEST price you can preorder it at – the price will go up to $3.99 on Thursday and remain there – so make sure to grab it this weekend! I am SO excited about this book – I get chills reading parts of it. The power of words in the spiritual realm is such an important theme and message.
The paperbacks are also on sale this week! If you have a book-lover on your Christmas shopping list, check this out.
If you’d like something further to read or gift, a large number of indie-published authors have banded together to offer their books for free or 99 cents. I’ve read and loved a number of these, though I haven’t read them all.
We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! We are blessed to have the privilege and calling of blessing the Lord at all times and giving thanks in everything!
In other news, Memory’s Mind (Truth from Taerna #5) is now a finished draft! That means that the entire Taerna series is now on paper! Victory’s Voice is available for preorder, releasing in March, and I hope to have the rest of the series published quickly afterwards.