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About the Book
Book: Life After E.L.E.
Author: JC Morrows
Genre: Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Release Date: November 29, 2016
The author had my attention from the very beginning. What kind of world were these people living in? I had to find out more….. I love when a story can hook you in from the start, as long as you keep wanting to turn the pages. Didn’t have a problem here with that! No bait and switch in this story, it has me from beginning to end.
I enjoyed Eve as the heroine. She was strong and willing to work hard to help her family, yet had this soft and vulnerable side that you see glimpses of now and then. I don’t like heroines who are wimpy, and do not like the ones that are just tough as nails with no soft spots. I thought Eve was the perfect balance for me. The way the author penned her thoughts and emotions made her realistic and believable. I thought she had good development in her search for answers about her fathers death.
The only critique I have was the cliffhanger ending! It’s almost like those season finales you see on TV that leave your jaw hanging open and waiting for time to pass so you can see the next season begin. However, it makes my super excited for the next installment to come out so I can see what is next for Eve and the things she has discovered!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and ideas are 100% my own.
About the Author
Guest Post from JC Marrows
Life After E.L.E. is one of those stories that I never saw coming. A lot of people might even say it was never meant to be. . .
But GOD had other plans!
It was one of those spur-of-the-moment ideas… the kind that usually doesn’t amount to much for me. Over the last twenty years I have started hundreds – yes, you read that right – of stories on the spur-of-the-moment. Until 2011, none of them amounted to anything more than a few chapters. In 2013, I was working on an entirely different series – the first I’d had any measure of true success with – when my mother challenged me to participate in NaNoWriMo [National Novel Writing Month – where you write 50,000 words in 30 days].
I sat down on November 1st with absolutely nothing on the page and only a vague idea of what I wanted to write about. And, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect much. I did not expect to reach the goal and I certainly never expected that the book would be published three years later (albeit after quite a bit of editing and rewriting)
What’s more is that there is more to this story.
Last November, one of the stops on Marissa Meyer’s Heartless tour was Nashville, and of course my daughter and I had to go see her… and buy her new book! While there, I gave Marissa an early copy of Life After E.L.E. – after thanking her for being such an inspiration to me.
Not only did she seem genuinely excited – she made a point to have me autograph it! (cue absolute and utter shock – followed by inner Happy Dancing)!
Why so excited you ask? Well… there are some authors who think you’re not a “real” author when you write your story during NaNoWriMo and knowing Marissa’s story was about the only thing that kept me going that year. You can’t get much more REAL than New York Times Bestseller – which Marissa hit with her very first book. She was a tremendous inspiration to me then – and continues to be now. I am truly blessed to have met her!
And I count myself truly blessed that the right people enjoy the story enough that it has been published. I look forward to sharing part two with readers at the end of this year. And then I have another story to get out there!
February 28: Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
March 1: A Reader’s Brain
March 2: A Baker’s Perspective
March 3: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
March 4: God’s Little Bookworm
March 5: Blogging With Carol
March 6: Through the Open Window
March 7: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
March 8: Reading Is My SuperPower (Author interview)
March 8: Mary Hake
March 9: Just Jo’Anne
March 10: Donna’s BookShelf
March 11: Bigreadersite
March 12: The Power of Words
March 13: A Simply Enchanted Life
To celebrate her tour, JC Morrows is giving away a themed basket including the book and swag and some specially chosen surprises!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b0fd