Thursday, May 10, 2018

"Everything Under the Sun" by Jessica Redmerski

Everything Under the Sun
by Jessica Redmerski

Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski

Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski is currently on tour with Bewitching Book Tours. The tour stops here today for a guest post by the author, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?

“Are you still angry?” I asked him.
“About what?”
“Giving the bread away to those people.”
He shook his head against the quilt.
“No, Thais, I’m not still angry.”
After a moment, he said, “Thais?”
“Don’t ask me to kiss you again.”
I paused, tensed. “Why not?” I was afraid of the answer.
We continued to look up at the stars. Behind us the horses whickered and their tails swished about. A light breeze combed through the trees, carrying the bitter and sweet scents of pine and honeysuckle with it.
Finally, Atticus answered, “Because whatever you want from me, Thais, I’d rather you just take it.”
I wanted to cry.
I smiled to myself instead.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“Hands down one of the best books that I have read this year. I must admit that I was a bit intimidated by the length of the story, but I devoured every page. This was such an intense story. Everything Thais and Atticus endure, both separately and together, was astounding. I can't remember the last time that I felt so emotionally invested in two characters. This book truly blew me away.” ~ Misha
“This book will take you on a long, dangerous, exciting journey. These characters will stay with you and you will fall so in love with them! I want to read it again, and again, and again! I’m so happy there’s going to be a second book because I need more Thais and Atticus!” ~ ImJaclyn
“First of all WOW! I'm blown away with this book! It's a book that will have your eyes glued and you will not wanna stop turning the pages... The connection of Thais and Atticus will take your breath away and it will make you know what true love is truly about! This is a book I will never ever forgot about and it deserves a lot more than 5 stars!” ~ Juju10
“Wow! What an excellent book! It sure had a bit of everything in it, the love and sacrifice they both went through! A book that will stay with you.” ~ Kindle Customer
“I went into this book going blind. I am so happy I did! I have read Redmerski's other work and this really does not compare to what she has written before. She brought Thais Fenwick and Atticus Hunt to life in this story. The feelings you feel for Thais and her family and the struggle that she went through, as well as Atticus struggle. It is a lengthy book, but I would not have had it any other way. When I got to the end. I was wanting more, needing more.” ~ Sweet Mable Ann

Guest Post by the Author
My Favorite Scenes from Everything Under the Sun
I wrote Everything Under the Sun over the span of about three years, so there are many scenes that really stuck out for me. One of my most memorable was, by far, the time when Atticus and Thais have their first real ‘argument’. It happens in the cabin after a certain event that I will not spoil here, and the scene, for me, was very intense and emotional to write. I felt like my heart was breaking and filling up at the same time.
Another one of my favorite scenes - and apparently many readers’ as well - was the arena scene, when Atticus is forced to fight to the death, gauntlet-style. And I admit, while writing it, I felt like I was there, seeing it through Thais’s eyes - which is why her reaction to what was happening to the man she loves was so brave and dangerous. In this story, it’s certainly not only the guy who saves the girl, as Thais, regardless of her peaceful nature and small stature, is far from being the damsel-in-distress type. She is strong and fearless, and she proves that not only in the arena scene, but time and time again.

About the Author
Jessica Redmerski
Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of The Edge of Never, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television in the United States by actor and model William Levy, and a film exclusive to the Dominican Republic.
She also writes as J. A. Redmerski.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win one of five ebook copies (international) or one of five signed paperback copies of Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski plus signed bookmarks and post cards (US only).