The Week of Bellanok . . . and Two More Books!

12071837_10153505589750743_1232367403_nRelease week is finally here. I am so thrilled . . . oh, man, you just do not even know. There’s also a good measure of fear and uncertainty, as there always is whenever we put ourselves out there in a way that makes us vulnerable. But this story is something God put on my heart, so at least I know my Audience of One approves.

This week, I am also working hurriedly on Part 2, hoping to have that done soon so that I can release that sometime around Thanksgiving. Oh, yes, that soon. The plan is to release each of the 5-part serial once a month.

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So, Bellanok: The Reluctant Savior releases on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015.

It will only be available in e-book format for Kindle. If you do not have a Kindle, I am sure you are aware by now that Amazon has Kindle apps available for your computer, tablets, and phones. Download it to day so you’re ready!

If you have yet to see or hear what Bellanok is about, here’s a little blurb:

Bellanok is a haven for myths and legends . . . until evil discovers a way in. Now the fairy queen, Fauna, must journey from the island realm to the modern world to find the man the Creator appointed to save their kingdom. A man she has been dreaming of her whole life.

Brian is a down-on-his-luck pastor on the verge of giving up on God. He’s tired and frustrated–a failure. No sooner does he make a decision that jeopardizes his career than an unusual blonde woman shows up and tries to convince him he is some kind of savior.

Fauna must open Brian’s eyes to a different reality, and Brian needs to embrace the haven’s secrets. If neither of them succeeds, Bellanok will succumb to evil and the world will lose all trace of innocence.  





On Saturday, October 17, I’ll be a guest at J.L. Mbewe’s anniverary party on Facebook. Not only will you get to chat with me and learn more about who I am and what Bellanok is all about, but you’ll also get to know 2 of my best friends and favorite writers, J.L. Mbewe and Morgan Busse.



And Two More Novels

While I am super excited about my own novellette releasing, there are 2 other books I am excited about, so I thought I would share them with you.



The first title is the second book in Nadine Brandes’ Out of Time series, called A Time to Speak. This dystopian tales continues to follow a young woman named Parvin and her journey to change her world. I am about halfway through the first book, A Time to Die, and am loving it. I highly recommend it for YA and adult readers alike.






The second book is Embers by Ronie Kendig, the first novel in her Abiassa’s Fire series. This is Ronie’s first foray into the realm of fantasy writing. Her books up until now have fallen under her well-known tagline, Rapid-Fire Fiction, and have been more suspense/romantic suspense. I’ve enjoyed all the books I’ve read from her. If she applies the same tactics in Embers, suspense with a twist of fantasy, I’m sure this novel is going to be a hit!



So, now you have THREE books to enjoy this weekend. How will you ever choose?

Who said anything about choosing?

Support literacy in America and buy all 3! Not that I’m biased or anything.

Which stories sound the most interesting to you? What do you think of the awesome covers?

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  1. I am so excited for you, Ralene!! Many congrats on your book release!!! And thank you for mentioning Embers. You are awesome!!!

  2. All of the above!!! 😉

  3. Happy Release Week, Ralene! My world-building baby girl and I have both been looking forward to the release of Bellanok. Thanks for the tip about more Christian fiction out this week. Can’t wait!
    On a writer’s note–I am so encouraged to hear that you are writing a God-given story that wouldn’t fit into one volume. That is where I am right now. Any chance you might blog about your journey from dream to publication for those of us still “in process”? Thanks!

    • Aw, Nicki, you warm my heart! I’m so glad we’ve connected online.

      I most certainly plan to blog about my journey at some point. Anything in particular you’d like to hear about? 🙂

      • It took me a while to formulate a response to that one! I think sometimes while we are in process we think–Just something! I don’t know what I need to know, but it’s something!! 🙂 I would personally like to hear about your inspiration for writing Christian spec, if you decided to work with or without an agent, some different ways that you have found to connect with similar writers, critique help, and who you bounce ideas off of.

        I am a story lover as well, and I just enjoy hearing other people’s stories of their writing journeys–so encouraging while we are in the trenches with a work. God is so creative, and He just does the greatest things when we pray and trust Him. It’s awesome to celebrate that community of believers to tell what He has done along the way.

  4. Aww, thanks for the shout out! I’m so excited for you and your release! Congrats, my dear friend! Here’s one Kindle-owner who will be sporting that beauty! 😉

  5. They ALL look great! So happy Christian Spec is growing! Congrats, everyone! Looking forward to enjoying your stories! (yes, I used an exclamation point after EVERY sentence. HA!)

  6. Cant wait to snag my copy of Bellanok!!! Sounds like a really cool story! So excited for you Ralene!

  7. I am so excited for ALL of these books! Woohoo! 🙂

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