Check out an interview with the author... Heart of the Ajs by T.E. Bradford (Interview & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit

Welcome to my tour stop! Check out an interview with the author and giveaway below...

Heart of the Ajs
(Six World Saga #1)
By T.E. Bradford
Christian Fantasy, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 52 Pages
September 16, 2019 by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.


She has magic she cannot use…

He has a secret she must uncover.


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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Would you tell us what inspired you to write Heart of the Ajs?

I wanted to write a story about faith even when the answer wasn’t what you wanted. I don’t know about you, but for me there have been plenty of times when I didn’t understand why God led me somewhere, or why I was facing a trial. But throughout my life I’ve always found that when God says no, it’s because there’s something better coming. And if I can just have faith and hold on, I’ll get to experience the full blessing He’s prepared for me. This is why I wrote Heart of the Ajs.

Would you tell us a little more about the main characters?

Nafisa is headstrong and courageous, and cares for her people. The Ajs is thirsty for power, and doesn’t care who he has to hurt to get it.

What one piece of advice would Nafisa give?

To trust your father – your Heavenly Father.

What is your favorite thing about the book’s cover?

Ooooh, great question! I love everything about this cover. But I’ll let you in on a secret – I designed this cover myself! So yep – LOVE it!

What book(s) are you anticipating reading this year?

I am love love LOVING a book called Freerunner by Kathy Cassel. I seriously like this author and this book, and the idea of Freerunning is so cool! I wish I were athletic enough to do it!!!

What are you working on next?

The next book in my YA/Fantasy series – Child of Destiny – is set to release soon. I can’t wait! Those who read the series prequel will be excited to know Mnementh the dragon returns in this one, along with old and new friends. It’s a super-exciting dive back into Threa that puts our heroine Nova at the center of a conflict threatening to escalate into civil war. You won’t want to miss it!

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.

More from Tracy

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.

Tour Schedule

Artistic Nobody, May 22 (Author Interview)
Blossoms and Blessings, May 24 (Author Interview)
By The Book, May 26 (Author Interview)
For the Love of Literature, May 28 (Author Interview)
Wishful Endings, May 30 (Author Interview)
A Baker’s Perspective, June 2 (Author Interview)

Tour-Wide Giveaway

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!!

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

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