Hidden Current blog tour and giveaway

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About the Book

Book: Hidden Current

Author: Sharon Hinck

Genre: Christian Fantasy

Release Date: January 14, 2020

The dancers of the Order direct their floating world of Meriel with their movements, but are they steering it toward destruction ?

Calara spent her life learning dance patterns and seeking to become the perfect servant to her people. When she discovers the work of the Order is built on lies, she flees with a rough-edged herder, Brantley of Windswell. Pursued by soldiers of the Order, her journey through the suffering villages of the rim leads her to a forgotten truth that sends ripples through her world—and through her soul.

Calara’s seeks clues to her forgotten family, discovers newfound courage in the face of danger, and awakens a growing but forbidden affection for Brantley. Yet even his support can’t fully be trusted, since he’d rather destroy the Order than bring reform.

She is a lone woman facing opposition from rim villages and treachery from the all-powerful Order. Can she restore the dance to its true purpose and bring freedom and hope to her people?

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My review

Calara is a dancer, but will she be able to dance. She has a hurt ankle but still doing rehearsals. Will she be able to keep dancing?

The book is a fantasy book, which is a genre that I don’t understand too much. I know a lot of people enjoy this type of book. I do admire any author that can write this genre. To me, I would think it would hard.

I enjoyed the dancing part of the book. Also, I enjoyed the relationships, friendships, and how they helped each other.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit. This book review is my own opinion.

 

About the Author

Award-winning author of the ground-breaking Sword of Lyric series, Sharon Hinck is a wife, mom, and recent grandma, has an M.A. in communication, and has served as the artistic director of a Christian performing arts group, a church youth worker, and a professional choreographer, and an adjunct writing professor. To learn more about her writing, visit her at www.sharonhinck.com.

More from Sharon

Have you ever felt that nothing you do is ever enough? Not good enough? Meaningful enough? Do you ever think that if you could be more perfect, all your problems would be solved? In my new novel, I explore a character whose entire culture tells her that she must achieve perfection – and that answers to her world’s problems rest solely on human effort. Set in an imaginative fantasy world, I hope her journey will ring true for readers in our world.

I’m so excited to finally be able to share my new novel, Hidden Current, with readers. Can you see me Snoopy dancing?

And speaking of dancing …

What inspired this new series?

Years before I wrote my first novel, I worked as a dance teacher, choreographer, and artistic director of a Christian dance company. So, when my agent and I were discussing ideas for my next book, he said, “In all your other novels, you’ve never drawn from your experience in dance. I’d love to see you create a brand-new fantasy world and utilize dance in some way.”

I began mulling the idea, and within days, a character had come to life.

In my new novel, Hidden Current, the dancers of the Order direct their floating world with their movements but are steering it toward destruction. One lone dancer fights to overcome opposition from rim villages and treachery from the all-powerful Order and bring a forgotten truth to her people.

Is this part of a series?

Yes, but this is a stand-alone story. That means that although I’ve written more books with these characters, you don’t have to wait for the series to release, fearing an unresolved ending to book one. The story is complete of itself, with just a hint of the next adventure to follow. I’ve already done my revisions on the second book and have finished writing book three. J

Why should I order soon?

This is being released in limited edition hardcover. That means when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Is this similar to the Sword of Lyric books?

Yes and no. It’s not a “portal fantasy” – no modern-day character visits this world. However, like my other fantasy series, the book was inspired by spiritual themes, delves deeply into the heart of a character that many of us can relate to, and paints a unique story world full of both beauty and dangers. I’m so excited for its release!

Blog Stops

Inklings and notions, January 25

Texas Book-aholic, January 26

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, January 27

Artistic Nobody, January 28 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 28

Fiction Aficionado, January 29

janicesbookreviews, January 30

Emily Yager, January 31

For the Love of Literature, February 1

Wishful Endings, February 2 (Author Interview)

Mia Reads, February 2

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 3

Blogging With Carol, February 4

Tell Tale Book Reviews, February 5

Worthy2Read, February 6

Pause for Tales, February 7

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Sharon is giving away to two winners each the grand prize of a gift box full of goodies including: a Hidden Current book bag, a selection of other books by Sharon Hinck, Tsalla tea from Adagio (the tea they drink in the novel), chocolates, a packet of “star rain” (also from the book), an artistic book mark, and autographed book plate!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/f52f/hidden-current-celebration-tour-giveaway

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Comments

  1. Hi, Janice! Thanks so much for sharing about the book on your blog, and for dipping your toe into a genre that you don’t usually read. I know that fantasy stories can be challenging to follow sometimes, but I’m glad you appreciated the relationships that were depicted in the story. 🙂

  2. So glad to see a new reader appreciate books in a genre they wouldn’t normally read, or enjoy. If you liked Hidden Current, you would probably also enjoy reading Sharon’s other series The Sword of Lyric. There are four books in that series: The Restorer, The Restorer’s Son, The Restorer’s Journey, & The Deliverer.

    1. I second Jay’s recommendation of The Sword of Lyric series. It’s about a modern day American woman who accidentally goes through a portal to another land. Everything is unfamiliar to her, so her perspective would be easier to relate to for someone not very familiar with fantasy.

  3. Sharon is one of my favorite Christian fantasy authors, and I’ve been waiting impatiently for this book. I too enjoyed the dancing, because of the tangible power it has in the amazing world Sharon created. There aren’t many fictional places I wish I could actually visit (Nania’s talking animals would freak me out, and Middle Earth is too fraught with peril, though I’d love to visit the hobbits’ Shire). But Hidden Current’s floating island world is an exception. Such a wondrous place!

    1. Thanks so much, Marty! I can’t seem to help myself. The truths of our Maker’s great love and tenderness and His constant reaching out for us just weave into any story and character. 🙂

  4. Personally, fantasy is my favorite genre. But my mom isn’t really a fan. So when I shared my love of The Sword of Lyric series with her and suggested she try the first book, I wasn’t sure whether she’d enjoy it or not. She ended up reading and LOVING the entire series! So I also think you should give at least the first book a try! I’m looking forward to getting my copy of Hidden Current soon and maybe I’ll even get my mom to read it too!

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