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Let’s Hear it for Lady Grace – One Five Star Review You’ll Never Forget

Lady Grace & the War for a New World

How do some books get noticed and end up on supermarket shelves while other books–just as good or better–find themselves languishing in the backwater? It’s a mystery to me. The other day, I looked at my reviews for Lady Grace & the War for a New World. Lady Grace is one of three books in the Earth’s End Trilogy, my highly original, dystopian (happens after nuclear Armageddon) thriller/romance/extraterrestrial-ridden series. The Trilogy has won seven national awards–the Gold Medal in Visionary Fiction from the  huge and prestigious  IPPY Awards among them. The books have gotten close to five star ratings on Amazon. And yet, they’re unknown.

I aim to fix that right now. I looked at my reviews and found this:

5.0 out of 5 stars A modern sci-fi masterpiece April 2, 2014
By J. Chambers HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
JIM CHAMBERS IS THE #2 REVIEWER ON ALL OF AMAZON!
This is what Jim says about Lady Grace:
“After reading The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy, I had to wait almost a year for Lady Grace, the sequel, to be published. It was worth the wait. As much as I enjoyed the freshness and originality of the first book, Lady Grace was even better. When the story began, hundreds of years have passed since the earth was devastated by a nuclear conflagration. Jeremy and Ellie and their friends have been transported back to Earth, near the bunker beneath the now destroyed Edgarton manor. Jeremy’s mom, Veronica Edgarton, has been reunited with Jeremy. The descendents of village chief Sam Baahuhd have survived and proliferated in the bunker, but at a terrible price – many have mutated into monsters who terrorized and tortured their kinsmen.

“That’s the setting for the story. Sam Baahuhd had been dead for centuries, but one of his descendents, also called Sam, had all of the original Sam’s good qualities. When Sam was rescued by Jeremy and the others, he met Veronica, which was the beginning of a poignant love story set amidst the turmoil as the small band of survivors made their plans to attack the bunker and save Sam’s unmutated kinfolk. Jeremy and Ellie were still deeply in love, but Jeremy and the others had no inkling of the dramatic changes that Ellie would soon undergo.

“Lady Grace was first-rate science fiction and one of the most absorbing page-turners of that genre that I’ve read in years. Author Sandy Nathan exhibits the imagination of Ray Bradbury combined with the whimsicalness of Douglas Adams. That’s high praise, but it’s warranted. The story includes so much action; tense, suspenseful drama; and two charming love stories that it’s irresistible.

“Lady Grace is the second book in a proposed series. Enough backstory is included that Lady Grace could be read as a standalone book, but I recommend reading The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy first to get familiar with the story and the characters, especially Eliana (Ellie), an angel-like alien from another world.”

YOWSER! People wait a lifetime for a review like that from anyone, much less the Number Two reviewer on Amazon!

You can get the eBook dirt cheap on Amazon, but I’ll be working on more promotions in the near future. Bring the Lady out of the shadows! Shoot, check out the entire Trilogy!

Cheers and happy reading!
Sandy Nathan
The cover to the Trilogy is below. Get all three books at once: close to a thousand pages of fascinating adventure. Romance. Danger. Stuff so scary you won’t sleep for months. Funny! Let me tell you about funny. And spiritual.

Earth's End Trilogy

I Uploaded my New Books and They Were Bestsellers the Next Day!

Wow. I uploaded the three books of the Earth’s End Trilogy on Thursday. When I checked their pages on Friday, they were all in the top 100 books in their categories! I didn’t do anything! What’s happening? If you’d like to venture a guess, links to the books’ Amazon pages are below. I’ve got the ebooks only up at this time, except for The Angel, which also available in print. Feel free to buy and keep the mojo goin’.

The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy

 

The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy  Earth has degenerated to a police state. The United States barely functions. Nuclear Armageddon is on the horizon. Join Eliana, an exquisite dancer  from anther world, and Jeremy, the sixteen-year-old tech geek with the skills to save the planet–if he can save himself.

The Angel kicks off the series, transporting you to a future world that’s disintegrating by the moment.  My husband likes the first chapter of this book more than anything I’ve written. (He likes the rest of my writing, too.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Grace and the War for a New World

 

 

Lady Grace & the War for a New World  OK The world blows up. Everyone knew it would. Untold years after the holocaust, a few survivors gather at Piermont Manor, Jeremy Edgarton’s ancestral home. They long for peace and a new life. What they find is the estate blasted to prehistoric conditions. Worse, the villagers in the underground bomb shelter have mutated into monsters with supernatural powers and superhuman strength. Lady Grace is a homecoming that’s more like a war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Headman & the Assassin

 

 

The Headman & the Assassin If you bring an assassin into your house, what do you expect? Maybe Sam Baahuhd should have thought harder about the girl he carries into the underground shelter just before the bombs go off. He knew what she did for a living: killed people. She was a breaker for the FBI. If she couldn’t break ‘em, she killed ‘em. Not the sort of person to keep in an enclosed space.

Certainly not the sort of person to fall in love with. A romance of a deadly kind erupts and grows in the bomb shelter on Piermont Manor. This is love story that lasts a lifetime, not just until they master the first bump in their relationship. A real romance.

 


 

 

There they are: Kindle versions of the three books. The print versions are . . .  well, they’re at the printers. And we’re working on a grand boxed set eBook that will contain all three volumes. That will come before the end of the year.

WANT A SENSE OF THE BOOKS’ LOOK AND FEEL? NOTHING BEATS A VIDEO:


 

Earth’s End Trilogy – Perhaps More Action, Excitement, Romance, Thrills, and Adventure Than You Can Stand

The Earth’s End Trilogy delivers on its promise––
this is a series you’ll remember far after you turn the last page.

Sandy Nathan, Award-winning Author, and Tecolote

About Sandy Nathan

Author Sandy Nathan writes to amaze and delight, uplift and inspire, as well as thrill and occasionally terrify. She is known for creating unforgettable characters and putting them in do or die situations. She writes in genres ranging from science fiction, fantasy, and visionary fiction to juvenile nonfiction, spirituality and memoir.

Mrs. Nathan’s books have won twenty-four national awards, including multiple awards from oldest, largest, and most prestigious contests for independent publishers. Her books have earned rave reviews from critics and reviewers alike. Sandy lives with her husband on their California ranch. They bred Peruvian Paso horses for almost twenty years. She has three grown children and two grandchildren.

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