October 22, 2016

Blog Tour Schedule: In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales Anthology



We are excited to announce the Blog Tour Schedule for 

In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales

presented by Month9Books and
hosted by Chapter by Chapter!

This tour will run from Oct 24-Nov 4, 2016.




Week 1:


October 24, 2016 – Chapter by Chapter – Guest Post

October 25, 2016 – Books Chatter – Interview

October 26, 2016 – The Avid Reader – Guest Post

October 26, 2016 – My Book Addiction – Spotlight/Excerpt

October 27, 2016 – Illuminite Caliginosus – Review

October 27, 2016 – ACME Teen Books – Kids and YA Too! – Interview 

October 27, 2016 – Natural Bri – Review 

October 28, 2016 – Becky on Books – Guest Post


Week 2:


October 31, 2016 – Little Miss Drama Queen – Review

November 1, 2016 – Kara the Redhead – Spotlight/Excerpt

November 1, 2016 – fallxnrobin – Review

November 2, 2016 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Spotlight/Excerpt

November 2, 2016 – A Book Addict’s Bookshelves – Spotlight/Excerpt

November 2, 2016 – Julie Reece – Guest Post

November 3, 2016 – A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight/Excerpt

November 4, 2016 – Melissa J. Crispin – Guest Post

November 4, 2016 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post




In the Beginning (Oct. 25, 2016) –Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries, faith, and darkness found within the Bible. Old Testament and New Testament, iconic and obscure figures alike are illuminated, explored, and re-envisioned throughout this charity anthology from Month9Books.

IN THE BEGINNING, ed. Laureen Cantwell and Georgia McBride

Daniel and the Dragon by Stephen Clements
A troubled orphan named Habakkuk dutifully follows his master, the prophet Daniel, into temples of blood-thirsty demon-gods, battles with unspeakable horrors, and bears witnesses to mind-breaking evil until his master’s zealous defiance of the king’s law seals their fate.

Babylon by Nicole Crucial
Far above the earth, in Second Eden, where moments and eternities all blur together, young Babylon befriends Sefer, the Book of Life. As Babylon awaits the moment she’ll fulfill her destiny, she and Sefer try to understand the world in which they live.

Last Will and Testament by Mike Hays
A homeless young boy, Baz, bears the weight of humanity on his shoulders and upon his body. When dark forces test a new-found friendship, Baz’s willingness to bear the ugliness of their world will be shaken.

The Demon Was Me by Sharon Hughson
Based on the story of the demon-possessed boy healed by Jesus, this tale provides a glimpse into a post-apocalyptic world where a teenage boy seeks to journey to a better land and yearns to discover the kind of man he’s meant to be, only to be hijacked by an evil spirit intent upon chipping away at the hope, faith, and resilience of its host.

The Deluge by Marti Johnson
A non-believer shares the story of Noah’s ark-building and the deadly downpour that follows. Fear, faithlessness, and the fallibility of mankind collide in a community where second chances aren’t unlimited and a better-late-than-never attitude just might be your doom.

Condemned by Elle O’Neill
Just sixteen-years-old, Barabbas finds himself pulled out of Routlege Academy and into a reality show competition—against Jesus himself—where the reward for the winner is life.

First Wife by Lora Palmer
In a first-person retelling of the saga of Jacob, Rachel and Leah, themes of family, deception, guilt, and heartache emerge amidst the first days of Leah’s marriage to Jacob—a marriage mired in trickery a mere week before Jacob was to marry Leah’s sister Rachel.

Emmaculate by Christina Raus
Based on the story of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, we enter the troubled mind of Emma, who finds herself torn between her religious upbringing and the purity ring that binds her to her boyfriend and the pregnancy that results from her relationship with another boy.

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In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher:  Month9Books


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  1. 3 reasons to Read In The Beginning: Dark YA Retellings of Biblical Stories – Melissa J. Crispin

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