Thursday, November 30, 2017

Takeover Thursday with Katherine Nelson

I want to extend a warm welcome to Katherine Nelson. She's giving away a hard copy of her book, Escape the Pain to Survive (the first book in her trilogy, The New Waiver). You can enter by using the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post. (Giveaway ends December 7, 2017. If you are the randomly chosen winner, I'll contact you and pass on your information.) Now, here's Katherine...

In preparation for the upcoming release of Between Two Worlds, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about The New Waiver trilogy and re-highlight Book One, Escape the Pain to Survive.

My first literary work, The New Waiver trilogy, is a Christian action/suspense trilogy with a hint of sci-fi and romance. Though the ages of characters portrayed in this story represent a work of YA or NA fiction, the issues they are confronting are applicable to all ages from teen through adult.
I was inspired to write The New Waiver out of my passion to advocate for at-risk youth and military veterans. Far too often, society labels these two classes as hopeless or unable to succeed based upon their circumstances or traumatic events they’ve endured. Through fictional writing, I sought to dispel that myth by presenting the truth, that Christ offers a free chance of Salvation and a purposeful life to everyone, equally. Though the characters are fictional, there is reality behind each. The heroes and heroines of this story are not straight-A students that came from wealthy homes and promising backgrounds. They are young adults who have experienced horrific trauma and challenging pasts.
Whether the reader has personally experienced hurt or trauma or knows someone who has, this story offers far more than just a captivating, suspenseful read. It provides encouragement and hope, leaving the reader with a clear message that no human being should ever be seen as a throwaway or of lesser value. God created us all equal, and no trauma or life circumstance can ever define the unique individuals we were so miraculously designed to be. By Him alone can we find the true depth and measure of our worth and calling in life.

Book One - Escape the Pain to Survive:

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Five years ago, The New Waiver Program was founded, offering teens of ages 15 to 17 the opportunity to sign up for a secret military based training project without parental consent. The program provides the perfect opportunity for troubled youth to leave their pasts behind and discover a promising future serving their country . . . or does it?

Seventeen-year-old Sam Jones of Denver, Colorado, escapes an abusive home to join the cause. Already lost and confused, seeking to find her way, she believes nothing could ever compare to the past she left behind. It doesn’t take long before she realizes that with one simple signature, she signed her life and soul away to a living nightmare designed to transform her into a “human killing machine.” Worse, as more dark secrets and mysteries are revealed, it appears clearer than ever that there’s no way out. Haunted by her violent past, the only answers may lie with the one she fears the most . . . a mysterious, faceless tyrant. Will she take a leap of faith and trust before it’s too late? Could that same leap of faith cost her everything?

About Escape the Pain to Survive:

This first book in The New Waiver trilogy provides a captivating story while presenting a number of real world issues. Though free of graphic violence, profanity, and other questionable content, some portions are still a bit violent and/or disturbing. It uniquely clashes the reality of a sin-fallen world with the hope found in salvation through Christ. Written in first person narrative, this story captures the heart and mindset of Sam Jones, a seventeen-year-old girl who endured traumatic violence and abuse throughout her childhood. It's a story of determination, hope, and redemption.

Book Two – Between Two Worlds:


Sam and her accomplices continue their quest to uncover more of the dark secrets within the New Waiver Program. Hiding from the government and fleeing from assassins, their only hope rests in the unlikeliest team of characters: a Pastor, a missionary family, and a mysterious agent in hiding from the world.

Will they find the factual evidence needed to convince a society blinded by deception of the truth that lies behind thirty-three facilities across the country? Will they falter when faced with the more daunting challenge of becoming a team while trusting their leader . . . a scarred young man harboring his own vault of secrets within his mind? 

About Between Two Worlds:

To briefly summarize, Between Two Worlds is the romance of the trilogy with a strong Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) theme. It is a story of faith, forgiveness, and unconditional love in the midst of dangerous and seemingly hopeless circumstances. I am hoping for a release date sometime early next year. For updates on The New Waiver and other projects, check out my website or follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook: @katherinenelsonauthor
Twitter: @knelsonwriting

About the Author:

Katherine Nelson grew up a curious, homeschooled, preacher’s daughter, always questioning everything about life and wanting more than just scripted answers to the hard questions. She graduated with a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences at age 20 and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics at age 24. Meanwhile, she switched career paths, earning an A.A. in Criminal Justice while pursuing a career in law enforcement. She now is an adjunct instructor for The University of Delaware and a part-time Natural Resources Police Officer for the State of Delaware.

Her real passion in life, far beyond career and education, is ministry. She is member of Cokesbury Church and serves on the missions’ team and praise and worship team. Her husband, a four-year USMC combat veteran, is in the process of becoming a military resilience counselor for the Delaware Army National Guard. Together with their daughter, they are hosting an orphan from Latvia this Christmas and hope to adopt or become foster parents in the near future.

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