Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lorilyn Roberts's Seventh Dimension, The Door

Back Cover Blurb:

The Door is the first book in the Seventh Dimension Series that combines contemporary, historical, and fantasy elements into a Christian "coming-of-age" story. 

A curse put on Shale Snyder, because of a secret, shrouds her with insecurity and fear. Following suspension from school, Shale's best friend isn't allowed to see her anymore and she feels abandoned by her family. When a stray dog befriends her, she follows it into the woods. 

There she discovers a door that leads to another world—a garden with talking animals, demonic underlings, forbidden love, and a king unlike any other. 

Can Shale overcome her past, defeat the underlings, and embrace her eternal destiny?

Book Excerpt:
Chapter One
Dark Secret of Shale Snyder

  I hid in a closet underneath the stairs—my safe house. Nobody would find me in here. It wasn’t used because the ceiling was too low. After the accident, the closet became my friend. I wanted to avoid Judd, who came over to visit Chumana. She was not my sister but we lived together. Guilt overwhelmed me. The door creaked as I turned the handle. I held my breath and peered through the tiny slit. Moving shadows darkened the room. Judd, Rachel, and Chumana stared into a small brown shoebox.
   Chumana burst out crying. “I hate Shale.”
   I cringed. She already hated me anyway, ever since we moved in with them a few months earlier.
   Rachel stood and recited a Jewish prayer. “Barukh shem k'vod malkhuto l'olam va'ed. Blessed is the name of his glorious kingdom forever and ever.” With her unkempt hair, puffy red eyes, and flushed face, I barely recognized my best friend.
 “Why are you praying?” Judd snapped. “We aren’t here to pray.”
  “Accidents happen,” Rachel said.
  “She should be cursed,” Judd exploded.
  “Don’t say that,” Rachel said.
  “How do you know it was an accident?” Chumana asked.
   I looked away. I couldn’t listen. My whole body quivered—what kind of curse?
  Judd’s voice cracked. “I demand she tell us what happened.”
  The three twelve-year-olds sat silently for a moment before Rachel responded. “She fell down the stairs with Fifi and she’s afraid.”
   I swallowed hard. Judd pulled his uncle’s Atlanta Braves cap over his eyes and clinched his hand into a fist. “I hope Shale never has any friends—for the rest of her life.”
   He covered his face and sobbed.
   I bit my fingernail holding back tears. I’d never heard a boy cry. Could his curse come true?
   Chumana’s red hair matched her fiery temper. “That’s not enough of a curse. She already doesn’t have any friends.”
  “I’m her friend,” Rachel said. “Accidents happen.”
   Rachel lived two buildings down from us in the Hope Garden Apartments. Would she still be my friend if I told her the truth? I didn’t just fall—it was what I was doing when I fell. I was too afraid. I rubbed my swollen ankle, a reminder of my foolishness. The doctor hoped it would heal, but Fifi lay in the box.
  Probably God hated me, too. If I told the truth, everyone would hate me. I couldn’t even tell my mother. My father—he left me long ago.

Book Trailer:

Author Bio:  

Lorilyn Roberts is a Christian author who writes children's picture books, adult nonfiction, memoirs, and a young adult Christian fantasy series, Seventh Dimension. The first in the series, The Door, was published  in October 2012.
Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, which included international study in Israel and England. She received her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature.
Lorilyn is the founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors who are passionate about promoting books with a Christian worldview.

Places you can find her on the web:

A Note From The Author:

I spent two years developing the plot of Seventh Dimension – The Door as part of my Master of Arts in Creative Writing. I love the classics, particularly books by Charles Dickens, Fydor Dostoevsky, Emily Bronte, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. I hoped to provide an entertaining story that would evoke deep spiritual longing. I was a troubled child from a broken home on the road to juvenile delinquency - until I met the king.


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Lorilyn Roberts is giving away a copy of the Seveth Dimension The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses
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Teela said...

Sharon, I'm glad to meet Lorilyn Roberts through this website! I Really, REALLY would LOVE to win this book! I LOVE intrigue, Lorilyn, and you've already hooked another fan!

Charity U said...

Sounds like an interesting book, and cool cover! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Sharon A. Lavy said...

Hey, gang. Those of you who can take a kindle copy I just learned it is free today:

Teela said...

bumnmer...can't do the Kindle thing...still need the old fashion print book. Teela

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