Monday, March 18, 2013

Blog Tour: There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack (Excerpt & Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the There Comes a Prophet blog tour! To see a full schedule for this awesome tour, you can click HERE! Now, for what *I* have for you. As I said in the title of this post, I have an excerpt AND a giveaway! Eeep!
We should learn about the book first, though. Just because. :)
There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack

Publication date: July 9th 2012
by Double Dragon Publishing
Genre: YA Dystopian

Who among us will cast aside a comfortable existence and risk death to follow a dream?

A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.

Nathaniel has grown up longing for more but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.

If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”



NOW we can take a look at the excerpt...
“Is this what you want me to do, Orah, run like a coward?”
“Not to run, but to be careful, especially with the vicar so near.”
“Only one in three are taken.”
“It’s not worth the risk, Nathaniel. Or have you forgotten the look of those who have been
taught? The far off stare, the dreams seemingly ripped away.”
Dreams ripped away. What good were dreams if they stayed unfulfilled? Since coming of
age the month before, Nathaniel had brooded on one thought — life was passing him by.
Short excerpt, I know. But now here's the GIVEAWAY to make up for it!
On my blog, we're giving away ONE copy of There Comes a Prophet. The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, *but* if the winner is outside the US/Canada, they'll get an ecopy. If they live within the US/Canada, they win a paperback copy!
Does that make sense? I don't want to limit the giveaway to only US/Canada peeps, so I'm hoping this makes sense.
How do you enter? I should probably tell you.
To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post and leave an email address where I can contact you at the end of the comment. You know me, y'all, comment whatever you like--the randomer the better. Just be sure to leave an email I can use to contact you. Also, if you would tell me whether you're within the US/Canada or international, that would be nice.
I will randomly pick a winner on APRIL 11th!
Okay. Got that? I feel like I just threw a bunch of confusing words at you. If you have any questions, you can always ask in the comments or email me. I love emails!
Dave Portrait.jpgThe urge to write first struck when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter's editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. He paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned. There Comes a Prophet is his first novel in this new stage of life.

David and his wife split their time between Cape Cod, Florida and anywhere else that catches their fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.

Author Links:
David's Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter
Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hmmm. The teaching sounds very interesting and intriguing. I'm going to have to read this book to find out what happens at these 'teachings'! Definitely on my TBR shelf:)


  2. Sounds like an interesting book :) Thanks for your giveaway!
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