Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Wasteland Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway!


by Emily Sims

The world of “The Wasteland” began very simply.

The story unfolded in the most organic of ways. At first, I only saw a decimated countryside with wind and sun scorching the earth mercilessly. It was like an introduction to this completely formed world that already existed somewhere in time, I just hadn’t found it yet. As I followed the characters through “The Wasteland”, I realized there were mountains in the distance and an expansive forest on the fringes. None of it was entirely pretty, but when I dug down deeper, I realized, “Hey, there is history here…a rich history.”

Hundreds of stories come alive inside “The Wasteland”.

There are the Commoners. They struggle to make a living. Commoners band together in order to survive. They live off the land and are a rough people. Before the Great War, they were more carefree than they are now. The years have made them paranoid. They are beaten down, but their spirits still smolder under the surface. It wouldn’t take much to set them on fire.

Commoners live together in secret tribes throughout the Wasteland. 

 Then there are the mythical people. They are the ones who live in legend. The great Kings and Queens of old, and the invincible ones…the pure-blooded Royals, loyal Guardians, Watchmen, Prophets, and the like. Once proud and strong, now they hide among the tribes and live in far off places. The land they once occupied has been taken from them. The Commoners they once protected have been made casualties of war. 

 Prophecies and stories abound in the world of The Wasteland. 

Some say the High King will return, but after almost 70 years of waiting, most people have lost hope. There are rumors of the King’s death, but no one really knows for sure.

The Opposition rules over the wasteland. 

 They have decimated it and hold the land tight in their cold grip. Led by Lucius, a hate-filled, jealous Guardian, the Opposition lurks throughout the land. They whisper lies to all unsuspecting souls.

This is a story about a kingdom, and the magical, utterly real people who live there. It’s about an enemy who is devious and horrific. It’s about fighting that enemy to preserve good in the world. And it’s mostly about love…love between a man and woman; between a woman and her children…it’s about how love can cross great distances and live on even after death.

This is the world of “The Wasteland”.

The Wasteland
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Release Date: January 7th 2014
In another world, one far removed in time and space altogether, a timeless journey awaits. The path is steep, the road is long, and it encompasses a wild evil. Here, in a place entirely different from our own, we discover the lost remains of a once vast empire and a love story long forgotten.

In The Wasteland, set against a barren landscape, we find a terrified woman named Lylah. She races along the overgrown highways of a war-torn country, pursued by a deadly enemy. Try as she might, Lylah remembers nothing about her past or who she is. Without quite meaning to, she stumbles upon a sinister forest and a small tribe of people. They have dark skin and hair. They speak in thick accents. Nothing about them is familiar, but at least they’re safe.

As she struggles to unlock the keys to her past, Lylah falls deeply in love with this primitive way of life…a way of life she’s never known before. The tribe’s leader is a fearless man they call “Matteo.” He is formidable and abrasive, but Lylah is inexplicably drawn to him.

In spite of uncertainty, one thing remains: an evil force governs this rugged land. The Opposition uses its power to oppress the tribes-people and they are quickly closing in on Lylah. Will she summon the courage to face her past in time? Somehow, Lylah’s memories hold secrets that could destroy the Opposition and break its tyrannical power.

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Author Bio
Emily is a mother, writer, photographer, and home-schooler. She loves family, thrift shopping, chai lattes, good books, nature, and learning new things. She strives to find beauty and divinity in imperfect things…she searches for God in the earthy and the grit and the ordinary and the joyful stuff of life. She lives in Texas with her husband and five children.
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3 Winners will receive a Copy of  The Wasteland by Emily Sims.
2 Winners will receive a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win these awesome prizes. It would be really cool to win!


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