About the Book
Book: Heart of the Ajs
Author: T.E. Bradford
Genre: Fantasy / Sci-Fi blend
Release Date: September 16, 2019
She has magic she cannot use…
He has a secret she must uncover.
THE SIX WORLDS OF BAQA
ASFAR, first planet from the sun is a desert planet steeped in superstition and tradition. Nafisa el Faruz is the princess, defender of the sun and champion of her people. Hers is the most powerful magic—zaman, holder of time.
TRINITOS, third planet, is home to the sky gate and the wicked man who controls its use, the Ajs An’hlj. He is yunfah—a wind walker, one who can control the air itself. The only thing he covets more than control is power, and he has his sights set on Nafisa.
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About the Author
Tracy is the author of the Divide Series, Six World Sagas, and International Bestseller: Kindled Legends – Written in the Stars.
When she’s not busy writing, she can be found taking a scenic drive with her family, snapping photos, or giving voices to her son’s stuffed animals. She reclines her feet in Upstate New York with her very own grumpy kitty, the husband God made just for her, and the son who is her forever best story.
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A large part of the plot for Heart of the Ajs stemmed from a conversation I had with my son. He’d asked me why he still had bad dreams, even after praying for God to take them away.
I searched for the words to explain why God doesn’t always say yes. Sometimes he says no. Or maybe. Or wait–which for me is the hardest answer of all. I thought of an example from when we’d been looking for a new house and didn’t get the one we’d been hoping for. We were so disappointed. But God had a better house in mind for us. We just didn’t know it yet. And at one point my job became very toxic, when after seven years of work I got pregnant and suddenly managers who’d promoted me several times were telling me I wasn’t cutting it. God had a better job in mind for me. I just didn’t know it yet.
I started to wonder if I could weave this truth into a story I’d been working on about a girl who didn’t feel her father or God were listening. She couldn’t see a way out, or understand how anything good could come from where she was.
Yet our precious Heavenly Father always has a plan. A perfect, incredible plan far beyond our wildest imaginings. One He is faithful to reveal with perfect timing.
Even if we may not know it yet.
Author Interview with T.E. Bradford
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I have gone to SO many amazing places. The depths of the Marianas Trench, the deserts of Arabia, even the frozen stretches of the South Pole. Of course, it’s all been online. My literary pilgrimages happen in the same place my stories do – in my head.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
Freak, the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. One of the best stories you’ve never heard of. Sharon Stone and Kieran Culkin star in the movie version (called just “The Mighty”), along with one of the most amazing child actors you’ve also never heard of—Elden Henson. Seriously. If you’ve never seen it, and you probably haven’t, go get it. It’s incredible.
What was your hardest scene to write?
I don’t know if I have a hardest scene, but I have a hardest book. It’s not a fiction book like my others. It’s a non-fiction about my journey with cancer. The hardest part was saying (or writing) those words. “I have cancer.” Thankfully, now I can say I had cancer. The book is called Surviving Cancer. But it comes with a caution – the book contains something highly contagious. Hope.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I’ve always loved all things creative. Photography, singing, writing music, dancing, you name it I’ve probably tried it. I even used to wood-burn! But the older I get, the more I enjoy fellowship with other Christians. I’m a bit of an introvert, so I might sit and watch others sometimes, but when I open up, look out!
If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be and what would you cook?
I wish I could invite Lazarus to dinner. The idea that even before Christ had conquered death He brought someone back from the grave is one that intrigues and amazes me. I wish I could ask Lazarus what it was like, and also what his life after was like. And if you read my books, I think you’ll find this topic explored in a future release.
Thank you for your time and allowing us to get to know you better!
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To celebrate her tour, T.E. is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Amazon Gift Card, a signed copy of my book Child of Prophecy, a piece of raw onyx, and a genuine Jasper stone heart necklace!!
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