Saturday, March 29, 2014

Featuring Ada Brownell's book Joe The Dreamer


Back Copy:
Enter an area where people are missing, and radicals want to obliterate Christianity from the earth.

The radicals have plans for Joe Baker, who finds himself with a vicious man after him when his parents disappear.
Witness what committed teens can do
Joe and an unusual East Side gang team up to find his parents. The gang is dedicated to preventing and solving crimes with harmless things such as water and a pet skunk instead of blades or bullets. The enemy is fully armed—even with a robot programmed to kill.
Welcome to Joe’s dream world.

Joe reads the Bible hoping to discover whether God will do miracles today—like bringing his parents home. In his dreams Joe slips into the skin of Bible characters and what happened to them, happens to him. But his worst nightmares don’t come close to his experiences in a mental hospital’s juvenile unit.

Book Excerpt:

Joe Baker looked at the kitchen window again, hoping headlights
would turn into the driveway. Instead, an image moved on the
other side of the glass. A tremble ricocheted from Joe’s chest to his
fingers and toes. A hotdog chunk he bit off almost lodged in his throat.
“What time is it?” Brown hair framed the scowl on Penny’s slightly
freckled face as she sat across from him at the glass-topped table. “I’m
worried about Mom and Dad.”

Joe swallowed. Tangy mustard taste lingered on his dry tongue.
“They’re probably fine,” he choked out. He dropped what was left
of his bun on his plate and ran over to see if a friend peeped at them. At
first, Joe’s tan face, thick mop of black hair, and frightened brown eyes
reflected in the window. He leaned closer. A bald head he’d never seen
before glistened. Huge eyes glared from the other side of the glass. The
man’s drooping jowls jiggled as a hand tried to push the window open.

“Get out of here!” Joe yelled, blood and panic pulsing through
him as he flipped the blind shut and pulled his cell from his pocket.
He dialed 911.

“A man I don’t know is peeking through our windows, and our
parents aren’t home,” he told the dispatcher. He couldn’t keep his
voice from trembling. “I’m fourteen, and my sister is ten.”

Joe's insides squeezed tight as he darted to the lamp table,
grabbed a phone book, and searched for Aunt Anna Shaw’s number.
The doorbell kept ringing. Then the house rattled under the banging
of a heavy fist. Joe jumped. He dropped the phone book. The man was now kicking the door.


MEET THE AUTHOR:

Ada Brownell, a devoted Bible student, has written for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo. After moving to Springfield, MO in her retirement, she continues to free lance for Sunday school papers, Christian magazines, write op-ed pieces for newspapers, and write books with stick-to-your-soul encouragement. She is critique group leader of Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
Among her books: Imagine the Future You, a youth Bible study (November 2013). Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult, (Jan. 15, 2013); Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, (Dec. 6, 2011); and Confessions of a Pentecostal, out of print but released in 2012 for Kindle; All the books are available in paper or for Kindle.
      Facebook:       Twitter: @adellerella
     Amazon Ada Brownell author page


You can purchase the book at: 
Or ask your local library to order it in for you.

Our featured author, Ada Brownell, is giving away a copy of JOE THE DREAMER: THE CASTLE AND THE CATAPULT. She is offering the winners choice of ebook or paperback. The paperback giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.

To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)

7 comments:

Sharon A Lavy said...

Nice cover, Ada. I like the looks of it.

Jackie McNutt said...

Ada, Love the concept for the story
thank you
mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love a paperback of this book. I have a feeling I would have competition from my peeps here for reading it first though! :)

mandn(at)wisper(dash)wireless(dot)com

Jennifer said...

Hi Ada, That's my worst nightmare is to have someone looking in the window the same time I'm looking out the window when it is dark.
What a great sounding book my heart was pounding and everything just during the excerpt.
jennydtipton at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Hi Ada, That's my worst nightmare is to have someone looking in the window the same time I'm looking out the window when it is dark.
What a great sounding book my heart was pounding and everything just during the excerpt.
jennydtipton at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Sorry about that. I don't know why it posted twice.

Anonymous said...


Hello. I have heard for a long time about Ada, but never read anything of hers. I would love to start with this book. Hope I can win it. Sounds very scary. I leave an outside light on so I can see who's there. I wish all of my neighbor"s would do that. I think it is safer. It also doesn't most times give time for the Police to get there. So we need to be prepared to help ourselves, Even the Police have said this. It would be so scary even if you were an adult. Please put my name in. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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