Monday, March 11, 2013

#Giveaway : The Faith and Fate of David Ghent Book Tour

The Faith and Fate of David Ghent

Published January 1st 2013 by Prose By Design

Book Blurb:

In the Lucen city dwell the descendants of Righteous and Fallen angels. Kept hidden from the rest of Earth and governed directly by Heaven, each descendant is given a chance to prove themself loyal to Heaven, and obtain salvation. For most, the task is encouraging and fair, but for David, it’s devastating. 
David Ghent has waited twenty-one years to fulfill a prophecy foretelling the destruction of Lucifer’s power on Earth and Heaven, saving himself and the entire world from Hell’s power. His training is complete, the city prepared. As the battle commences, the city’s most beloved daughter, Layla, suddenly appears at the Hellgate. David is then faced with an impossible choice: fulfill the prophecy, or save her life. The consequences David faces after choosing Layla force him to question his entire life, and his loyalty to Heaven. As the aftermath of failure unfolds, David discovers that the real battle against Lucifer has just begun.

Author Bio:

Maren grew up in Rochester, NY, which is why much of her work is set in the East. She moved to Provo, UT to attend Brigham Young University in 2004. Meanwhile, she received a license in cosmetology in 2006, and graduated with a B.S. in Home and Family Living-Clothing and Textiles in 2009. After graduation, Maren worked as a cosmetologist/barber, while her husband finished his own degree in Special Education. After he graduated, they settled in Spanish Fork, UT, where they plan on staying for a long time.
Now Maren is a stay-at-home mom, part-time piano teacher, cosmetologist, and writer. Amidst the buisiness of being a housewife, she loves reading, writing and playing music, vacationing, going on dates with her hubby and friends, throwing dinner parties, and sewing. She enjoys collecting books, and hopes someday to have a library big enough to fit all of them. Currently, her two pretty-enough-to-be-displayed-bookshelves are overflowing, and she's got books stashed all around her house. Open a random drawer, you'll probably find one.Maren's previous work includes a short comedy, "A Tale of Two Cemeteries," and a middle-grade reader, The TreehouseThe Faith and Fate of David Ghent is her first published novel. Find out more about Maren at, or on FacebookGoodreads, and Amazon.

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My Review of The Faith and Fate of David Ghent

I was not really sure what to expect from this book, and had a bit of a hard time connecting with David, he was so mean, and brutal really. He treated Layla so horrible and Marianna too. He was hard to like. But, it does change about halfway through, and things all fall into place, you just need to stick with it.

It was a bit more of angels and heaven and hell for me. Not like most the books I have read with angels, but I was able to get into it. Most of it was over my head, as I am not religious in anyway at all. I was finally able to understand more of what was going on, and actually really enjoyed the book.

I don’t want to say much more about it. I want to keep this spoiler free.

I do recommend this book, for any paranormal fans, or if you like books with angels and demons. I just had the hard time with the main guy, David, but that is me, like I said, it gets better with him, and it all makes sense later on.

I will say that this book is very well written, and that is a huge plus. I see some major talent in this authors writing.

4 ½ out of 5 stars for me. (will be 5 stars most places as ½ stars are not available)

I was provided a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

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Chapter 1

Layla couldn’t run fast enough. Her slender legs burned as she pushed herself forward. Sweat poured from her forehead, obscuring her vision. The heat was excruciating, and she’d never had such difficulty breathing, but there was no time to stop. She had to find David.

She prayed silently she wouldn’t be too late. There was still time left—Layla would know if Lucifer had won earth—but it would take hours for her to reach the Lucen City, and by then . . .

She almost choked on the thought. What would the world be like if David tried to banish Lucifer and Hell for good and failed? Hell for all of them, no matter what good they had done in their lifetime. He didn’t know, and she had only just realized . . . David was on his way to battle Lucifer and fulfill Gabriel’s Prophecy, but he’d fail if he wasn’t stopped.

The powers Layla held as an angel were useless on the paths between cities. She came from the Purgan City, where she’d been examining a passage of scripture that had never been translated. Until now, that is. The words she’d deciphered told her only one thing for certain—David was not going to succeed.

She had so many questions; none of this made sense. Those that lived in the Lucen City were offspring of angels—exalted or fallen—and humans. Some were like Layla and born from two Heavenly parents, but most were like David and had a parent from each realm. Those citizens were Cursed. Each was given a Grace that, if completed, would reward them with admittance into Heaven. Fulfilling Gabriel’s Prophecy was David’s, but he wouldn’t be able to defeat Lucifer—not yet.

She had to stop him. He would never forgive her; he hated her so much already. Still, she had to try.

Layla closed her eyes to beam herself to the Hellgate the instant she crossed into Lucen, only to realize her powers wouldn’t work. The coming Apocalypse must have warranted a lock on her powers—for protection, surely.

She panicked and ran through the city, ignoring the people staring as she passed. If only she’d had a few hours more, she could’ve found her father. He would have taken care of everything and stopped David.

The entrance to the Academy was clear and unlocked. The mistake only added to her anxiety. She ran through the deserted halls of the school until she reached the deepest floor. At the end of the hallway was the door that opened the passageway to the Hellgate. A young man with a sword sat on the ground beside it. He jumped up when he saw her.


“Will!” she cried in relief. Surely her friend would help.

“What are you doing here? You’re not supposed to be here. Does your father know where you are?”

“No,” she said, shaking her head. “There was no time. You have to let me in.”

Will eyes widened. “Let you in? I can’t do that. I’m under strict orders to make sure no one passes here except David, and he’s—”

“I have to reach David! Before it’s too late, before . . .” Layla panted heavily. There was no time to explain herself to Will. He looked curiously at her as she clutched his arm. “I will speak to my father in your defense, but you must let me in. David will die if you don’t. We’ll all die.”

Will frowned. “I don’t understand. I’ll go to prison for this, Layla.”

“Please, trust me.”

Will stared at her for a few moments, then he reluctantly unlocked the door. “I hope you know what you’re doing,” he said, holding it open for her.

Layla nodded her gratitude and pushed past him. She ran down the corridor, ignoring the darkness that pressed in on her soul. Yards ahead, she could see the faintest light of fire. David only had moments before it was too late.


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