Today, I’m delighted to feature a guest reviewer on my blog! My good friend Tracy loves to read and review books, but just doesn’t care for all the work that goes into updating and maintaining a blog of her own. I, for one, am delighted to have her and her awesome review (and giveaway) for The Atheist’s Prayer by Amy R. Biddle. So read on, my friends, read on!
Tracy’s Review: I honestly don’t know how I would categorize this book. Drama? Religious? Suspense? Comedy? It is none of these and all of these rolled into one. Definitely a great read.
The cast of characters are funny in description but have fantastic personalities. We have the very main characters, Hank, the alcoholic mall Santa, and Candy, a drug dealing stripper who, together, try to stop a fairy worshiping cult from a mass suicide. Also included in this cast is a lunatic, shroomed out Mother who has her daughter believing in the fairies and her daughters young friend who goes along with her, happy to just be included, who also happens to be the son of Hank’s girlfriend. This is how they get involved in the first place. There are a few more secondary characters that add to the diversity and importance of the story.
At first I was a bit turned off by the title, because I am not into religious books. While there are some extreme Christians in the story, the main religious focus is about the fairy worshiping I mentioned earlier, so anyone who might consider skipping this book based on the title should give it a try. This book is not about religion.
Hank and Candy absolutely make this book worth reading. They have become two of my all time favorite characters from any book. While their descriptions are dead on accurate, they are fantastic, lovable characters that you can’t help but root for. This is a book i will be re-reading for a long time.
About Tracy: I am not a blogger or an author, I am just your average every day book lover. I have four children and work full time, so I don’t have as many opportunities to read as I would like, but when I do find some “me” time, my nose is always in a book, or my kindle. I don’t fancy myself a great review writer, but I always post an honest opinion in hopes that my love for a book will get picked up and read by someone else.
About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!
Welcome to another exciting publishing house spotlight tour from Novel Publicity. Join us as three new titles from Perfect Edge–we’re calling them the Perfect Edge Trinity—tour the blogosphere in a way that just can’t be ignored. And, hey, we’ve got prizes!
About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win either of two $25 Amazon gift cards, an autographed copy of The Atheist’s Prayer by Amy R. Biddle, or an autographed copy of its tour mates, Subliminal Messiah by Anthony David Jacques and Good Sex, Great Prayers by Brandon Tietz. Here’s what you need to do…
- Enter the Rafflecopter contest
- Leave a comment on my blog
That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win a $25 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other $25 gift card and the 3 autographed books will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Perfect Edge Trinity tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!
About the book: After a solar eclipse nearly two years ago, nineteen people were found dead in a remote area of the California National Forest. They were lying in a circle, holding hands and wearing plastic fairy wings.
Years later, on the other side of the country, no one in the southern city of Jefferson is concerned about fairies or fairy-worshiping suicide cults. Except for Candy. She might not have proof, but she’s damn sure it’s going to happen again.
The problem is, Candy is a coke-dealing stripper and the only person who will listen to her is an alcoholic mall Santa named Hank, who’s only listening because, well… she’s hot.
About the author: Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Amy now spends half of her life at sea and the other half wherever the hell she pleases. An avid traveler and dangerous daydreamer, she is most at home when surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains or the great blue sea. Connect with Amy on her website, Facebook, Twitter,or GoodReads.
Perfect Edge Books was founded in late 2011 to unite authors whose books weren’t “obviously” commercial. Our books tend to sit in various genres all at once: literary fiction, satire, neo-noir, sci-fi, experimental prose. We believe that literary doesn’t have to mean difficult, and that difficult doesn’t just mean pointless. We prefer to cultivate a word-of-mouth approach to marketing, and keep production as simple as we can. Learn more at www.PerfectEdgeBooks.com.
Learn more about The Atheist’s Prayer‘s tour mates HERE.
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