Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hey everyone!  Today I'm super excited...and do you know why?  
It's release day for Golgotha by Angela R. Watts!    
I've been waiting SO LONG to hold a copy of this in my hands, and TODAY'S THE DAY!   

I had the privilege of interviewing Watts about her book, which you can check out below!  AND you'll want to stick around to enter the giveaway...


Four unlikely companions must band together to escape the Realm of Bones and save their kingdom from a reign of darkness.

Prince Moray will lead his empire to glory, even if it means dabbling with forbidden black magic. But when their parents are murdered, Moray and his brother, Finnigan, are cast into Golgotha—a realm where hope is dead. Finnigan fiercely believes his god, Elohai, will rescue them, but Moray will never trust again.

Princess Ama, promised in marriage to Moray to ensure her clan’s safety from rival tribes, arrives just before a coup and becomes trapped in Golgotha with the smart-mouthed mercenary, Gunnar. Surrounded by strange monsters and ravenous demons, Ama must fight to hold on to her faith—or lose everything.

Despite Ama’s Gift of prophetic dreams, Finnigan’s Gift of energy, Moray’s magic, and Gunnar’s blades, nothing can rescue them from themselves. If they fail to escape, darkness will devour the entire kingdom.

Shadow and Bone meets Mark of the Raven in this epic for fans of faith-based young adult fantasy.

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Angela is the bestselling author of The Infidel Books. She lives at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee, where she raises horses, dogs, cats, and snails. She’s been writing stories since she was little, and when she's not writing, she's probably drawing or working with her amazing clients.

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1) What is your favorite theme in Golgotha and why?
The theme of good vs. evil. We see it a lot in fiction... and real life. But sometimes, it is glossed over or even made into some cheesy theme. It isn't. Good is real. Evil is real. And it is up to us to fight the good fight. So Golgotha follows this theme and asks a ton of questions about it.

2) Which character was your favorite to write? 
Gunnar. Violent. Sarcastic. Annoying. He's my favorite!

3) Which theme (or character, you pick lol) presented the most challenges in writing? 
Moray's arc was difficult but the theme of good vs. evil was also difficult. As I mentioned, it is vital, and I didn't want to ruin it, ha! I didn't want to make it preachy or boring. I think I succeeded, ha, but that was after a lot of prayer, studying in God's Word, studying research books, and my epic family and publisher helping me get the finer details down.

4) What's your favorite thing about writing gritty clean fantasies like Golgotha
I have the ability to be creative and honor God while reaching readers. I pray over every book I publish that God allows it to touch each person that picks it up. Golgotha is full of tough topics and deep questions, with underlying themes that a reader has to focus on to notice. It was fun to write this sort of story! I love books with deeper meanings or with themes that can apply to your life, even if you don't live in a fantasy world, haha.

5) If you could pick only one song to showcase Golgotha's vibe, what would it be? 
I have two playlists with over 230 songs total for this trilogy. I can't do this question, haha!

But instrumentals are safe, so here's a song I see as a soundtrack score! "Hrafnaguð" by Adrian Von Ziegler is great.

Thanks so very much for taking the time to do this interview, Angela!  It was an honor! 
Anyone else SUPER PUMPED to read this book now?!  (And if you aren't yet, click the song title above and give it a listen.  You'll be heading to Amazon ASAP after that!) 


One winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Golgotha, along with character art prints, a bookmark, and a Golgotha map.  Enter below!


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