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We’re remodeling. They say LESS IS MORE and we’re proving it. The Tales from Earth’s End Saga is now the Earth’s End Saga. Shorter, sweeter and pointing to more changes to come. Stay tuned for a transformed look and feel for ​The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy, Lady Grace, and Sam & Emily.

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The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy’s Kindle edition is 99 cents. This is its everyday price––such a deal for an award-winning book. Link takes you to The Angel’s Kindle page.
Lady Grace: A Thrilling Adventure Wrapped in the Embrace of Epic Love is FREE Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3. The link above will take you to Lady Grace on the Kindle store.
Sam & Emily: A Love Story from the Underground is FREE Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3. The link will take you to Sam & Emily on the Kindle store.

WHAT DOES THAT ADD UP TO? THE SERIES FOR 99 CENTS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. (As always, check to make sure the last two books are still priced at $0.00. Amazon turns these promotions on and off around midnight. This is out of my control.)

I’ve been blog touring recently and readers have been reading about Tales from Earth’s End and saying, “Oh, boy. I’m so excited about new YA reading.” The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy’s hero is a sixteen-year-old boy, so I guess that seems logical.

Hold on just a big minute! I would NOT recommend the Tales from Earth’s End Saga for YA.

Some people would. It’s a matter of how you view the world. I had one writer and blogger of YA read The Angel. She LOVED it, put me up as her Writer of the Month, and gave the book a 5 star review. She’s still a fan. Another YA reader/reviewer read The Angel, give it 4 stars, said it was a great book and NOT FOR YA.

I agree with her. I wouldn’t let kids read it. (And I wouldn’t let them read or see The Hunger Games, either.) As I’m writing this, I’m thinking , Sandy, are you nuts? Do you know how violent and suggestive kids’ video games are? How about their comic books and graphic novels? Kids are inundated with violence, sex, swearing and all that from the culture at large, and from the entertainment industry. Major films aimed at the young adult audience feature children killing other children as sport. Why should what’s in The Angel bother anyone?

There is a point to that. Compared to what’s out in the culture, Tales from Earth’s End is mild. I’m writing about this because I don’t want readers to expect one thing and get something else. The Tales are luminous. Characters like the angel Eliana, who came to earth to save her planet, are breathtaking. But the world the angel finds is rough. What happens is rough.

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In Lady Grace, a few survivors of the nuclear holocaust make their way back to Piermont Manor, Jeremy Edgarton’s ancestral estate. The radiation is gone and it’s finally safe to go home. 

What awaits them makes their worst dreams look like Bollywood frolics.

Right away, they find out that evolution can work for evil as well as good. Going home requires a battle more deadly than any they’ve fought. 

The returning characters appear from everywhere, in ways you’d never believe.

Some of them you’ve met before; some are new to Tales from Earth’s End. 

Bud Creeman and Wesley Silverhorse, characters from earlier novel, Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money, drop in from the year 2015, thousands of years before the time of Lady Grace. Bud and Wes provide needed Native American skills and spiritual power.

Shining through it all is Lady Grace a phoenix rising from the devastation of her civilization, unrecognizable as the person she once was.

It was a new world, 
but was it one that permitted love?

REVIEWS:
“FIVE STARS! A MODERN SCI-FI MASTERPIECE!
 Lady Grace was first-rate science fiction and one of the most absorbing page-turners of that genre that I’ve read in years. Author Sandy Nathan exhibits the imagination of Ray Bradbury combined with the whimsicalness of Douglas Adams. That’s high praise, but it’s warranted. The story includes so much action; tense, suspenseful drama; and two charming love stories that it’s irresistible.” 
J. Chambers, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer (#39 at this writing)

PRESS RELEASE: AUTHOR SANDY NATHAN REDEFINES VISIONARY AND NEW AGE FICTION WITH HER TALES FROM EARTH’S END SERIES

SANTA YNEZ, CALIFORNIA – Lady Grace is Sandy Nathan’s latest Visionary and New Age novel. With it, Mrs. Nathan continues to redefine the genre. Many think of Visionary and New Age fiction as an uplifting (if perhaps preachy) category that carries a positive message for humanity. The good guys are pretty much assured of winning, or at least their cause is. New Age fiction in Sandy Nathan’s hands is a no-holds-barred war between good and evil where nothing can be taken for granted.

“No one––on a spiritual path or not––is guaranteed a smooth ride through life,” Sandy Nathan says. “Existence has the same end point for all of us. We may be on an upward learning curve and have enlightenment as a goal, but the path is not easy, nor is the outcome assured. That’s reality.

The sequels to The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy are on the way! If you haven’t discovered The Tales from Earth’s End Series, you have a treat in store.

The Tales from Earth’s End Series introduces characters pushed to their greatest extremity––to the end of the planet and their own lives. The people of Earth’s End must cope with nuclear holocaust, survive on a planet reduced to prehistoric standards, and adjust to life in an underground tomb––the bomb shelter on the Piermont estate. And you were thinking life is rough!
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy shows a group of people attempting to escape a nuclear holocaust in a ruined future world. It’s part teen romance and part coming of age story, with overtones of 1984. It’s won two national awards in visionary fiction, another in new age fiction & still another in fantasy/sci-fi.

The Angel’s first sequel, Lady Grace, brings some of The Angel’s characters back together and puts them in another struggle for existence. This time, they’re fighting against the elements and a degenerate society which the nuclear war has spawned.

The second sequel, Sam & Emily, is a love story involving two characters from The Angel. It sizzles.

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy has been entered in three contests. It’s won four awards in national competition:
* 2011 IPPY (Independent Press) Awards Gold Medal in Visionary Fiction: The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy The oldest and largest contest for independent presses. Almost 4,000 books were entered in the IPPYs this year.

* 2011 National Indie Excellence Award Winner in Visionary Fiction: The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy The Indie Excellence Award looks for a book’s overall excellence. Content, cover design, interior and exterior, and everything that goes into the production of a book are evaluated.

* Best Books of 2001 sponsored by USA Book News: The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy is an AWARD WINNER in the “Fiction: New Age” category.

* Best Books of 2001 sponsored by USA Book News: The Angel is also a FINALIST in the “Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi” category.

It’s wowed the critics and reviewers. If you like Fantasy, Sci-fi, Visionary Fiction or just a good, engaging read, check out The Angel.

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“Oh, wait. Someone’s coming.” My jaw drops. I can’t stop looking at him. He’s the same as the mansion. Breathtaking. A huge man. Shoulders like forever. That chest. He strides out forcefully. Something wafts from him. Manliness.

My jaw drops farther as he gets closer. Also, my nostrils twitch. He’s dirty. It’s real dirt, not something applied by the makeup department. He appears to be sweating copiously. He takes off his hat. His graying hair is matted where the hat’s brow band pressed it tight.

“Hello there?” I extend my hand, despite my disgust at his grimy paw. “You must be Mr. . . “ I search for Alyssa and she mouths the pronunciation. “Baaaaah-huuhd.”

“Mr. Baaaaah-huuuhd.” I smile broadly.

“Ma name i’ Sam Baahuhd. A’m th’ headm’n o’ th’ vil’ an’ o’ersee’er o’ th’ big house.” He nods at the mansion.

Red Adept Reviews gave The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy an Overall 5 STARS!

Red Adept reviewer Jim Chambers read The Angel and said, “I have to say that The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy is probably the most original story that I’ve read in quite some time. . . . The story was ultimately a fascinating and gripping tale about survival and the desperate measures that some—on earth and elsewhere—would take to ensure their survival.” I invite you to read the entire review.

Fans of Tales from Earth’s End and author will be glad to know that Sandy Nathan has just won the the 2011 IPPY (Independent Publisher) GOLD MEDAL FOR VISIONARY FICTION for her sci-fi /fantasy / visionary fiction novel, The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy. The IPPY Award Contest is one of the largest and oldest competitions for independent presses––in fact, it may be the oldest and largest.

Sandy says, “Winning this award feels very good. It marks almost four years of work by myself and my publishing team at Vilasa Press. I want to thank my content editor, Melanie Rigney; my book designer, Lewis Agell; and Kathy Grow and Kathryn Agrell for copy editing and proofreading assistance. Many thanks also to my husband, Barry Nathan for keeping Vilasa Press organized and moving forward.”

This is the fourteenth national award Sandy Nathan has won with her four books. She has won two Silver Nautilus Awards, and a Bronze and Silver IPPY Award in previous contests. She was a Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist, and has won several Indie Excellence and Best Book (USA Book News) Awards. “It feels good every time. A pat on the back for work well done.”

The Angel is the first book of Tales from Earth’s End, a series of books about people literally at the end of the earth. In the case of The Angel, that “end” was a nuclear holocaust coming the next day. Later books explore new definitions for earth’s extremity. You can find the first chapter of The Angel, videos and other information about the series here at its official blog. Please feel free to leave us a comment!