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Friday, February 16, 2018

Almana by Julayn Adams Book Tour and Giveaway

Book 1
Julayn Adams
YA Fantasy, Post, Apocalyptic


deep inside the forest, a community of people have created a safe
haven despite the terror that lies not far from their border walls.
World War III has destroyed most of the world population, and the
ruthless dictator, Equis, is quickly gaining control over the
majority of the U.S. population. Heaven has turned its back on
humanity; the angels have deserted their posts and are awaiting the
end - all but one. Through visions, Almana comes to believe that one
last chance for the world’s redemption lies in a girl who lives in
this small community. The only problem is the future of
seventeen-year-old Alexa is grim, but without her, the end is
imminent. Though Almana will be banished from her home until the
world’s last day, she chooses to join Alexa in hopes of not only
saving humanity, but heaven as well. Bound by a supernatural
connection with Alexa and her family, Almana is gifted a new home.
And despite the inability of angels being able to fall in love,
Almana finds herself in a dilemma she hadn’t expected. 

story of friendship, romance, love, betrayal, hate, hope, and
despair, Almana is the first of a three-part series.

people are saying:

This story hooked me from page one! A heavenly, heartbreaking and
heartwarming tale full of believable characters you'll love, and love
to hate. I literally could not put it down! I believe I have found my
next "must read" author!"
-Regina O'Connell

"I think that writing good quality fiction for
this audience is one of hardest genres a writer can enter and of the
many books I have read, few do it well enough to have broader appeal.
Almana does. It is a beautifully crafted story which employs none of
the more obvious routes generally taken by post-apocalyptic fiction.
Although the main character, Almana, is an angel, the story deals
with her as an ordinary teenager coming to terms with a new life. The
world created by Julayn Adams skillfully combines fantasy, the
challenges and adventures of creating a future, adding elements of
danger and violence without ever becoming predictable. In short this
is a very entertaining tale for any age."

beautiful story of a very human angel on a mission and a girl who is
destined to save the world. It is a story of love and duty, of good
and evil, of war and the battle for peace. Beautifully written, this
story is addictive and compelling."
-Renita D'Silva “A
Sister's Promise” 

"Julayn writes eloquently and
her descriptions are so visual that you can picture them in your
mind. I particularly love the parts of the novel when it focuses on
Almana's inner thoughts and loneliness…The author makes these
aspects of Almana's loneliness so real that I wonder if she knows
something about the unseen world that we don't. What a great
surprising read."
-Sherry Mayes “Stop the World”

Sale for .99 cents!**

Book 2


II of Amazon's International Best Seller, "Almana"*

a world full of violence and hatred, Alexa still believes in hope.
She is the reason Almana left heaven to risk everything, including
her own immortal soul. But when Almana returns from the abyss with
visions of an impending attack on their community, Alexa’s plans to
unite with neighboring camps must be expedited. As racism and the
brutal effects of the war live on, threatening to infiltrate their
newly merged faction, Almana fights the demons plaguing her mind and
her heart.

people are saying:

"I read and loved Almana, the
first book in this series and was waiting eagerly for the sequel. And
this book, wow! Beautifully written, thrilling, heart-breaking and
heart warming, this is a brilliant story. One that makes you think.
This series is one everyone needs to read as it tackles sensitively
and with heart some of the issues tearing the world apart today. A
timely and though-provoking book. An amazing story, masterfully told.
LOVE this amazing series and very highly recommend it."
D'Silva "A Mother's Secret"

"I found myself
turning page after page, desperate to know how Ali would handle
things and what would happen next. 
Congratulations to the
author. This is a story for teens or adults that will take you into a
war-torn world where the battle for good must always prevail. Or does
Sherry Mayes "Stop the World"

*Ranked in
top 100 in its genre on Amazon in two or more countries

Sale for .99 cents!**

four fabulous children and two equally fabulous step-daughters,
Julayn Adams has been likened to the little old lady who lives in a
shoe, minus the old part, of course. She and her husband, along with
their kids and the laziest cat in the world, Triscuit, reside in
Melbourne, Australia after having moved from the United States.
Julayn has enjoyed working in a variety of professions including
sonography, preschool teaching, and professional princess (true
story). Having now turned her passion for writing into a career, she
enjoys her days reading and writing in the Australian sun. Julayn’s
first published work is a picture book illustrated by her son, Gavin,
entitled "My Brother’s Name is Masen": a true story about
Gavin’s relationship with his autistic brother. Now, with books I
and II of the Almana Series published, she looks forward to the
release of Almana’s final chapter, "Insurgence", in late

the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the book description and giveaway.