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Andrea Franco-Cook's New Release PAWN OF THE GODS

Hello all,
I just wanted to announce the launch of my debut novel PAWN OF THE GODS. It's published for free on Amazon Kindle until May 22.  After that, it will go on sale for $3.99. PAWN OF THE GODS  




Book Summary

According to Mayan prophecy the gods of the underworld will declare war on man. Their undoing however, lies hidden deep in the Yucatan in 1572, when a winged entrusted a celestial weapon to a Spanish Conquistador for safe keeping.

Five hundred years later, the winged god reveals himself to Soledad Mendoza, detailing how she is tied to the conquistador, and the impending war. But the young English professor is unsure of herself. Out of shape and a lonely widow at thirty, her predilection for scotch makes her more suited to join a twelve-step program, than become a hero.

Unfortunately, Soledad is forced into action when she learns her family friend, Senator Earl Edmondson has ties to the conquistador and the weapon, ties that could either harm or help her.

A pawn caught in a dangerous game that includes a deity with a secret agenda, and a woman with an extraordinary destiny; Soledad must figure out who to trust or the fate of humanity may suffer.
  
PAWN OF THE GODS flashes between the sixteenth and twenty-first centuries, blending Spanish history with Mayan lore and apocalyptic biblical beliefs. 

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This book was a serious learning experience. It began as a 2012 piece and after that year came and went, I reworked the piece. Then a couple of big name publishers had the manuscript and wound up passing on it.  

Defeated and disillusioned I filed the book away. Five years later, a friend talked me into self-publishing it. I blew the cyber dust off the MS, had it copy edited and hired a cover artist. It's now published and for a short time, you can download it for FREE.

 There are a lot of religious themes in this piece. However, it's tough to write about gods and not incorporate spirituality into the story. It's also very, very adult with graphic details that one can expect from an Urban Fantasy. At the end of the day, the overarching message is a positive one. I hope that each of you enjoys reading PAWN OF THE GODS as much as I enjoyed writing it.  


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