Book: Astray (Ariboslia Book 1) by J F Rogerscategories: Book, Shape Shifters, Vampires, Prophecy, Another World, Troubled Teen, Quest, Journey, Fantasy
J F Rogersabout this book: Fallon is a troubled teen who unwittingly embarks on a journey to another world where she encounters strange beings and the thing she longs for most...family.
The idea for Astray began in my high school years, sparked by "Silent Lucidity" - a song by Queensryche. The imagery from that song, particularly the line "There's a place I like to hide. A doorway that I run through in the night." sent my mind spinning with ideas. But getting the scenes from my mind onto the paper proved difficult. It was never quite right. It wasn't until I dedicated myself and my work to God (in my 30's) that the story seemed to write itself...and changed considerably.
As you might notice from the cover, nothing was wasted. Although the story changed, many of the ideas from the very beginning remained intact. The megalith in the picture is the doorway into another world.
Although it was written for teen girls, older women (those in their late 30's-60's) have approached me and told me they couldn't put it down. They've since followed up with comments like, "I can't believe I know someone who can write like that." To such praise I have to give God the credit. I couldn't have done it without Him.
My prayer for this book is that it will reach readers who, like Fallon, don't necessarily believe in God. But I pray that those who already know Him will enjoy this work as well. I pray everyone who reads it will be encouraged and strengthened.
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