Voting has just closed, but wasn't it great?! Amid the mountain of submissions we received, those two excerpts blew me away, and I couldn't wait to share them with you. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.
If you missed your chance to read them, you can do so HERE! And it's still open range for entering our drawing. One book, donated by WhiteFire Publishing, is being given away during this clash. The drawing winner will get to choose one author Roseanna M White's novels (shown below). Don't miss this opportunity! You can enter multiple times by commenting on any Unpublished Clash post, by "following" our blog, or by "liking" us on Facebook (see sidebar for both).
Now that you've fallen in love with the excerpts, I invite you to fall in love with the authors.
Excerpt A is from the novel, Chasing the Lion, and belongs to Nancy Kimball.
Nancy wrote off and on for fun until 2010 when an online friend told her about this little thing called NaNoWriMo. The rest is history. She loves experiencing history and writing it, along with bass fishing or tinkering under a hood. A little known fact is she was a crew-member on the 1877 tall-ship Elissa one summer. At the top of her bucket list is visiting the Colosseum in Rome to be photographed holding her book. She would eat Mexican food everyday and never do laundry if she could.
About Chasing the Lion:
From the blood-soaked sand of the Roman arena, a divine destiny will rise.
For as long as Jonathan Tarquinius can remember, everyone has wanted something from him. His brothers want him dead. His master’s wife wants his innocence. The gladiator dealers want him to fight, and die, for their greed. The humble slave girl who tends the wounds on his body and the hidden ones on his soul yearns for him to return to his faith in God.
God wants something from Jonathan, too. Something more than anyone could ever imagine.
What Jonathan wants is simple—freedom.
The young warrior’s journey will push him to the very limits of human endurance and teach him the only true freedom is found in Christ. The greatest battle Jonathan ever fights will not come in the arena, but deep within himself, when he is forced to choose between vengeance and forgiveness, knowing the fate of all he holds dear hangs in the balance.
Excerpt B is from the novel, Soul Yearning, and belongs to William Ramirez.