I am so pleased to be able to host Author Justin Blaney and his recent release Evan Burl and the Falling on my blog today! Although it is stated below, I want to point out that 10% of the profit from this book goes to caring for orphans and supporting at-risk youth around the world. So, although it is offered as a free download in eBook format, please consider buying a copy for yourself or as a gift for a family member or friend. You can also make a donation to either of the organizations mentioned below. By the way, don’t forget the giveaway! Justin is graciously giving a copy to ONE lucky winner so scroll to the bottom for the giveaway. Thank you Justin!
Date Published: May 20, 2013
Author: Justin Blaney
Genre: Christian Fiction, Fantasy
My father abandoned me when I was an infant.
My friends have turned against me.
My uncle beats me.
The most powerful men in the world want me dead.
They all have one thing in common.
They think I’m turning into a monster.
I’m starting to worry they’re right.
I found myself in a kingdom of stars and clouds. Endless. Deadly. And blue as blood.
Stretching without blemish from one side of the world to the other, the sky was perfect but for one single black speck.
If anyone was watching, they might have wondered whether I was merely napping on a pillow of thin air.
But it was nothing so pleasant.
This was a falling.
For what felt like hours, the whole world seemed frozen below me. Except for the wind, everything was silent. It seemed as if I could stay up there forever. It was beautiful really, whenever I managed for a few moments together to ignore the fact that I was hurtling toward the ground at about 214 miles-per-hour.
I didn’t really even feel sick to my stomach.
Until the last thirty seconds.
First, the rolling mountains and hills, which always seemed so solid and unshakable, lumbered toward me like hulking bullies begging for a fight.
Then houses and barns. They popped out of the ground, like grasping hands from a fresh grave. Pulling me down. Into the earth, where I belong.
Ten seconds later, what seemed like a bit of lint stuck to my eyelash transformed into a living human. Then more. Dozens, hundreds of people. Working, eating, anything but looking up to see me plummeting through the sky like a shooting star.
Another ten seconds–far too soon–and the whole world was rushing up at a speed that turned my stomach to acid.
It was the last hundred feet that really tested what I was made of.
Gasping one last lung full of air, I realized in that moment that I was far less brave and far more foolish than I could possibly have imagined.
And right before the end, I closed my eyes.
Because no one can watch a falling.
Right now Evan Burl and the Falling is FREE in eBook format. You can find it here:
Amazon * Barnes & Noble
You can purchase it in paperback Here:
This story about an orphan named Evan Burl is fiction, but millions of children in the real world will go to sleep tonight without any parents to tuck them in.
That is why 10% of the profit from this book goes to caring for orphans and supporting at-risk youth around the world.
Please consider joining me in helping real kids experience their own happy endings by donating time or money to an orphanage or non-profit that benefits at-risk youth near you.
Two great organizations to consider supporting if you aren’t aware of one already:
Child of Mine
Author of Evan Burl and the Falling
You can find Justin Here:
Twitter * Facebook
Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to win a free copy of Evan Burl and the Falling by Justin Blaney!
a Rafflecopter giveaway