Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Intended for Harm by C.S. Lakin which is rated 4.9 stars on 17 reviews and is currently FREE until the end of September. Intended for Harm falls into the contemporary fiction, family saga, and christian fiction genres. If you enjoy any of these genres then grab a copy today while it is FREE. Not your normal genre that you read but interested in trying a new subject? Better to do it with a book that is highly reviewed and enjoyed by readers. Intended for Harm is written in a flash-fiction style as it covers 40 years with each chapter being a year. Go ahead and give it a try. We are sure you will not be disappointed.
“The parallels between this story and the biblical story of Jacob, Leah and Rachel were clear, yet this book is set in a totally different, current environment and still retained its power. I had a hard time putting the book down when it was time to do something else, and was always eager to return to it.” ~ Carol R. Nicolet, Amazon Review
“A Family Saga like no other.” ~ A Fan, Amazon Review
Book Description: At the height of the Vietnam War in 1971, Jake Abrams is desperate to leave his oppressive home in Colorado and begin a new life in college in LA, but his dreams are waylaid when he meets Leah, an antiwar protester who pushes him into marriage and family. Jake tries to juggle school, his job, and raising four children, but Leah turns to drugs and drinking, and finally runs off with her rock band, leaving Jake reeling.
When he falls for Rachel and marries her, his children rebel. And when Joseph, their love child is born, Jake makes the same fatal mistake his own father did–he shows favoritism to this divinely gifted boy who has the power of healing. After Rachel dies in childbirth, bringing Ben into the world, Jake turns his back on God and buried himself in denial. His children are wild weeds, and as they grow, the older sons’ resentment of Joseph’s gifts fester until they can take it no longer. The family hides a dark secret of murder, which Joey threatens to spill out of righteous indignation and fear of God, and the only way to stop him is to kill him. The intend harm for him, but God has other plans for Joseph, and in a divinely orchestrated twist, years later Joseph confronts his brothers, who do not recognize him. True to the Bible story this is patterned after, Joseph is reunited with his estranged brothers, and Jake finally welcomes his long-lost son back into his arms, which brings closure and healing to his hurting family..… Read more on Amazon.
About the Author: C. S. Lakin is a novelist and professional copyeditor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, dog, and three cats. The first four books in her seven-book fantasy series, The Gates of Heaven, have been released: The Wolf of Tebron, The Map across Time, The Land of Darkness, and The Unraveling of Wentwater (July 2012), allegorical fairy tales drawing from classic tales we all read in our childhood.
Lakin’s relational drama/mystery, Someone to Blame, won the 2009 Zondervan First Novel award, released October 2010. She just completed writing her eleventh novel, a modern-day take on the biblical story of Jacob called Intended for Harm and her twelfth: The Crystal Scepter (book five in The Gates of Heaven series). Also available on eBook are two mystery/psychological dramas: Innocent Little Crimes (top 100 in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest) and Conundrum. Don’t miss Time Sniffers: a wild young adult sci-fi romance that will entangle you in time!
Lakin has two websites for writers: www.livewritethrive.com with deep writing instruction and posts on industry trends. Her site www.CritiqueMyMaunscript.com features her critique services.
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“Another great book from author C. S. Lakin, a gifted and creative writer who can cross genres with ease. Intended for Harm is unlike any book out there, a sweeping saga set in contemporary America, yet loosely follows the story of Jacob and Joseph in the Bible.” ~ Barbara Marshak, Amazon Review
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