He Who Finds Mercy series

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cover reveal by one of my favorite authors!


About the book:
Life moves on — no matter what...

Following his father’s puzzling disappearance and his mother’s death, ten-year-old Samuel Baker goes through the motions of living in a world turned upside down. He wears an Apache talisman, a long ago gift from his father, in hopes its promise of strength and guidance is true. But what he truly wants is the power to bring back his parents.

Heartless Aunt Janis is elated at the prospect of becoming Samuel’s legal guardian. She is sure an orphan boy will elicit such an outpouring of public sympathy that her husband will win his Senate bid by a landslide. But when Grandpa Tate arrives, things don’t go as expected, especially when black lightning strikes!

Excerpt from Chapter One:
Samuel stood beside his mother’s rain-speckled casket. He had cried his tears dry, so there was no point in trying to find more.

“Chin up, young man,” Aunt Janis said as her fingers nudged Samuel’s jaw upward. “Death is just part of life, and our photographer needs a good picture of you for the newspapers.”

A camera flashed, leaving Samuel’s red and swollen eyes burning as if stung by the sun instead of grief.

So many important days had come and gone without his father, but surely he would come home today, wouldn’t he? Samuel closed his eyes. He pretended his father was beside him holding his hand. They had a right to hold hands, he told himself. Not because he was ten, but because it was his mother’s funeral. Two years had passed since his father left, never to be seen again. Vanished, was the word his mother had used. Into thin air, she’d said.

“Take that silly thing off.” Aunt Janis flicked Samuel’s wood and bead necklace.

“No,” he said and shook his head. “My dad gave it to me.” It was a pinewood tile, the size of a domino shaved nickel-thin, which hung from a leather cord around his neck. Burned onto the front side of the wood was a lightning bolt. Its flipside bore the blackened imprint of a tribal dancer. It had a turquoise nugget and a shiny black hematite bead strung together on each side. His father had given the talisman to him with a promise: It will guide you and give you strength when you need it most. 

Today, dressed in a black suit and starchy white shirt, Samuel wore it in hopes the promise was true.

EARLY REVIEWS for Black Lightning: 
“If you’ve forgotten the magic that lives in a child’s heart, this book will remind you. Black Lightning is a rare and beautiful mythic journey about one boy’s struggle with paralyzing grief and the powerful bonds that can carry a person through this world and beyond...”

W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
USA TODAY and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors of People of the Thunder

This MG fantasy/sci-fi will be released May 17, 2016!


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About the Author:
Author K.S. Jones, whose first name is Karen, has two published books — Shadow of the Hawk, a young adult historical, and her newest title called Black Lightning, which is a middle-grade sci-fi/fantasy. Her debut novel won a gold medal in the Literary Classics Book Awards and recently placed first in the esteemed Chaucer Awards. Karen lives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with her husband, Richard, and their three dogs, Libby Loo, Red Bleu, and Jack Black.

Contact the author at these social links:
Website: http://www.ksjones.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Karen.S.Jones.Author?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KSJones2011
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karen-s-jones/42/597/417/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/KSJones


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