Good morning everyone!
I am so sorry I’ve been absent lately. I almost completely forgot about my scheduled guests! I am actually in New York (a very sudden trip!) and have been quite busy for personal reasons. But, thankfully, I did remember I was hosting Joanna White today here on Other Worlds! So please join me in welcoming her!
Never Give Up
Hunter is my debut novel, book one of the Valiant Series. Underneath all the intense action, the heartbreaking tragedies, and suspense, it’s a story about survival and forgiveness, a story about becoming who you were meant to be and proving that you can be more than people think you are.
The main character, Averella, disguises herself as a man so she can save her brother, Gabriel. He’s unjustly been arrested and thrown into Zagerah, a dangerous prison where men and boys disappear and are never seen again. Inside Zagerah, Averella faces many obstacles ranging from the dangerous biomes that are almost impossible to navigate to the Hunters. They’re deadly assassins, genetically altered to be stronger and faster than humans with abilities people like Averella could only dream of.
As a woman, she doesn’t think she’s strong enough to keep herself alive, let alone find and save her brother. She doubts herself and in a way, I guess I included that part of myself inside her. Even though Hunter is my debut novel, it certainly isn’t my first.
I’ve been writing since I was eleven years old but I didn’t take it seriously until after I came back from college and decided to try something else. When I made the decision to go to college for writing online, there were distant friends that didn’t believe I could do it. Writing doesn’t pay well, putting that money into college wasn’t going to do me any good… All the while, my family continued to believe in me.
Even when I wrote Hunter and self-published, I tried so hard to market it but it was so hard. Like Averella, I faced many obstacles, but I kept writing and I pushed on, just like she did. I worked for seven years of my life on the Valiant Series, from high school all the way to the days when I wanted it to become published. My family’s support and my prayers to God were answered when Shifter, the second book in the Valiant Series, was accepted by Ambassador International. They wanted the first book and when they read Hunter, they agreed. It was taken off Amazon and completely rewritten and professionally edited and now we are here.
In Zagerah, Averella’s life seems so dark. It’s a prison where the sun is only out for a few hours, so the prisoners are forced to survive in the darkness and that… well, that is where the Hunters do what they do best. Like Averella, my dream seemed to live in the dark for too long but now… On April 30th, it’s coming to pass. The dawn is finally approaching.
I want readers to be able to read and see Averella’s journey for what it is – a story of redemption and hope, a reminder to never give up and keep pushing through no matter what you’re going through, no matter what you’re facing. God will carry you through. The night will end and the dawn will come.
Learn More About Joanna:
I’m Joanna White, a Christian Author and fangirl of many different TV Shows, movies, and books. Writing is my passion and my calling and I want to inspire people with my books and give them clean worlds that they can completely delve into. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment and so far, I’ve written over 50 novels. My first, Hunter, is Book One of the Valiant Series and it’s going to be released on April 30th. Here is the synopsis:
A reckless young woman named Averella does what no woman has ever done.
She disguises herself as a man and purposefully gets herself arrested and thrown into Zagerah. Her brother Gabriel was taken, and with his disease, he will not survive on his own. She has no idea what to expect inside the prison; all she knows is that once men get taken, they never come back.
The Hunters will find her.
Genetically altered to be faster and stronger than humans, the Hunters use their powers to find and kill every prisoner who enters Zagerah. The only ones who can defeat them, are in fact, themselves.
Jared is a Hunter. It’s all he’s known, all he remembers. He kills ruthlessly and without regret, one prisoner after another. When a new prisoner Dalex shows up, everything begins to change. Jared goes undercover to make Dalex and the other prisoners believe he is one of them, a prisoner himself.
No one knows the truth.
He will trick them.
Toy with them.
Then, he will kill them.
Pre-Orders are available at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NCM7XXF/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1
To find out more about the Valiant Series and my other books, visit my website at: https://www.http://joannamariewhite.wixsite.com/mywebsite
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My Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B071VMB5TY