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Saturday, July 16, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Trey Dunham

Good Morning and Welcome to another Saturday Spotlight!

As you know, I'm always excited to share authors and books with you, especially when it is someone I've never spotlighted before.

Today's guest is brought to us by Prime Star Publicity.

A writer, teacher, and church planter, Trey has been blogging on spiritual, family and personal topics since 2009.
He lives in Morgantown, WV.
Find out more by visiting his website, Facebook and/or blog.

Now let's find out a little about Trey's novel, The Beams of our House...

Sol 203119 hates Coupling—the forced dating and mating technique initiated across the United Cities as populations consolidated, gender tensions mounted, human reproduction plummeted, and marriage fell out of style—but he doesn’t know why. But when a fourth classmate at the Academy commits suicide, he follows the prompting of a mysterious voice and goes in search of a way out of the City for him and his classmates at the Academy.

Thousands of miles away, Lill, an orphan Wild, raised by strict and overprotective brothers, discovers she is part of an ancient prophecy that will bring to an end the longstanding battle between the Spirits of the City and Wilderness. Em, a mysterious, spiritual recluse, mentors Lill in her preparation: caring for refugees who have fled the City in search of a better life.

Able to escape the City, Sol slowly adapts to life in the difficult and dangerous Wilderness. He discovers a community of healthy, loving, committed families, but when a special ops team from the City nearly captures him, community leaders decide the time has come to unite and resurrect an ancient rite of the Spirit of the Wilderness: marriage.

Waiting anxiously for his return, a small contingent of Sol’s classmates from the Academy form an underground community in the heart of the City, which they call ‘the Banner.’ Meanwhile, Sol and Lill travel separately to witness the first wedding in centuries; the City counters with a deadly attack. In spite of massive casualties, a small remnant survives. And in a narrow underground cavern, the bruised and battered Sol and Lill meet for the first time.

Washington, DC: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced today recommendations made to federal and state legislatures to suspend all laws and regulations related to the issuing of marriage licenses, effectively ending a practice which had been in steep decline over the previous two decades. DHHR Executive Director David Berkeley said, “The psychological, economic, and legal weight of marriage places a significant burden upon the health and well-being of individuals and society as whole.
In light of these health concerns and declining participation by the general populace, the DHHR is recommending that federal and state lawmakers suspend all policies related to marriage. Additionally, we ask that any binding legal restrictions to those currently married, especially as pertains to divorce and separation, be waived.”
Lawmakers at the federal and state levels, which enter sessions next month, plan to review the measure. Several states already have resolutions on the docket in support of the DHHR recommendation.


If you enjoy Sci-Fi this sounds like an intriguing book! Purchase your copy at Amazon.

Hope you enjoyed today's spotlight and hope to see you next week for another Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight!

Until next time...take care and God Bless.


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Sci-fi is definitely popular! Congrats on your novel, Trey. Wishing you many sales and much recognition.

Diane Burton said...

Best wishes on your new release.

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Good luck with your new release! Thanks for sharing, Pam!

Gemma Juliana said...

Interesting blog post. Wishing you lots of success with your new book!

Ashantay said...

A great plot concept that sounds like an exciting read! I hope your book release garners attention and sales.

Leah St. James said...

It is a fascinating concept. Wishing you much success!

Marissa Garner said...

What an intriguing concept, especially with all the pressures on traditional relationships in current times. Best of luck with your book.

Susan Coryell said...

Interesting premise. With divorce rates so high--this should resonate with readers. Good luck!

Hywela Lyn said...

As someone who writes SF Romance, myself, I was intrigued by this excerpt, sounds like a very interesting premise and I wish you much success with it.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thank you ALL for stopping by!

Trey was supposed to visit with you all...in fact, he emailed me stating he would so I can only assume something unforeseen happened.

Good luck and God's blessings to each of YOU!

trey said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words and support. So sorry I missed you all on Saturday, but it was encouraging to read everyone's posts today. It means a lot that you would take the time to leave me a note. Please let me know if you have any questions and I wanted to mention that the follow-up novel, Catch For Us the Foxes, is also available at TreyDunham.com.

Thanks again and best to you all.