Friday, June 18, 2021

Friday's Great Read

 Our friend and prehistoric author Jacqui Murray has a new book coming out and she's giving us a sneak peak at the cover and a link where we can pre-order it. 
Isn't this a great cover?

A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help.

Summary

 

In this second of the Dawn of Humanity trilogy, the first trilogy in the Man vs. Nature saga, Lucy and her eclectic group escape the treacherous tribe that has been hunting them and find a safe haven in the famous Wonderwerk caves in South Africa. Though they don’t know it, they will be the oldest known occupation of caves by humans. They don’t have clothing, fire, or weapons, but the caves keep them warm and food is plentiful. But they can't stay, not with the rest of the tribe enslaved by an enemy. To free them requires not only the prodigious skills of Lucy's unique group--which includes a proto-wolf and a female raised by the pack--but others who have no reason to assist her and instinct tells Lucy she shouldn't trust.

 

Set 1.8 million years ago in Africa, Lucy and her tribe struggle against the harsh reality of a world ruled by nature, where predators stalk them and a violent new species of man threatens to destroy their world. Only by changing can they prevail. If you ever wondered how earliest man survived but couldn’t get through the academic discussions, this book is for you. Prepare to see this violent and beautiful world in a way you never imagined.

 

A perfect book for fans of Jean Auel and the Gears!

Author bio:

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022.

 

Social Media contacts:

 

Amazon Author Page:        https://www.amazon.com/Jacqui-Murray/e/B002E78CQQ/

Blog:                                       https://worddreams.wordpress.com

Instagram:                             https://www.instagram.com/jacquimurraywriter/

LinkedIn:                                http://linkedin.com/in/jacquimurray

Pinterest:                                http://pinterest.com/askatechteacher

Twitter:                                   http://twitter.com/worddreams

Website:                                 https://jacquimurray.net

 Available for pre-order at Amazon.

72 comments:

  1. I guess I never thought about how early humans survived, so this sounds fascinating, along with a bit of intrigue. Thanks for the review and I wish Jacqui Murray luck with her latest book in the trilogy.

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    1. I know right? It's fascinating though. Makes you wonder how they survived. This is definitely Jacqui's forte.

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    2. Thanks for visiting. I'm haunted by how the h*** they managed to live in such a treacherous world! This is my first of nine books (and counting) on the subject!

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    3. I tried to leave Jacqui a comment on her web page, but I couldn't find a place to leave a comment. First, I want to thank her for visiting my blog and second, I do NOT live in Indian Hills. These signs are created by one man, a volunteer at the Community Center and he obviously has a creative sense of humor.

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    4. Thanks for clearing that up! I do like people with a good sense of humor. Love your "Monday Mural".

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  2. I do love your support of other writers. And indeed of people more generally. Thank you.

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    1. We all try to support each other, don't we, dear friend?

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    2. I do too. It takes a village, as Margaret Meade so famously said.

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  3. Thanks Sandra. I love Jacqi's books, she describes it all so well. Good look with the launch! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Jacqui does an amazing job on a tough subject. The amount of research she does is mind boggling.

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    2. Thanks for the kind words, Valerie. I'm pretty excited about continuing Lucy's story. I haven't written about her for quite a few years.

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  4. Interesting, Sandra. Good to know. 🙂

    And yes, the book cover is solid. ✔

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    1. It captures my characters' essence, with the bright hope behind them. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Hi Sandra and Jacqui - good to see more about Jacqui's new book ... I'm looking forward to reading more - great summary - thank you. Cheers Hilary

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    1. You bet. I got a sneak preview and it's classic Jacqui Murray.

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    2. Thanks for visiting, Hilary! I'm polishing things up for the official book launch!

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  6. Thanks for hosting Jacqui, Sandra. Her books are terrific!

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    1. They are indeed, terrific, Jacqui.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      FYI. Your book was on the recommended list I got from Amazon:)

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    2. Thanks so much, Jill. Sandra has written so many great books. This is fun to visit with her community.

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  7. Jacqui is an outstanding person. You chose the perfect writer to preview!!

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    1. She is outstanding, GP. Both as a person and a writer:)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Thanks, GP. I've spent so much time at home these last months, it's fun to get out.

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  8. The cover is gorgeous, Jacqui. Wishing you all the best with the new release.

    Thanks for hosting, Sandra.

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    1. You bet. Thanks for stopping by AND the cover is gorgeous, isn't it, Staci?

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    2. Thanks so much, Staci. I'm getting ready!

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  9. The cover is fabulous! These stories are fascinating and I´m glad Jacqui is continuing with them.

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    1. I thought this would be one book but I keep getting more stories in my head! Sigh.

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  10. That's a wonderful cover. Congratulations, Jacqui!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jeff. Lots of hope in it, don't you think?

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  11. Congrats on the new book Jacqui and love the cover with the colours and the wolf staring at us.

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    1. Isn't that cover grand.
      Have a great weekend, Birgit.

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    2. There's something about wolves, isn't there? This is one of the wolf's predecessors, one that was indigenous to Africa, before we even thought much about those noble animals.

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  12. Jacqui's covers are all amazing. I love the way they work together for all her series. She (and her cover designer) are masters at branding. Great share, Sandra. Congrats on the new one, Jacqui. I can't wait until it's my turn to share. :-)

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    1. I found Damanza when my original cover designer confessed this genre wasn't one they worked in. Damanza thankfully does!

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    2. Hi Diana:) Waving.
      Jacqui's covers are purrfect and do a great job of branding for sure.
      So glad you stopped by to support Jacqui:) And thanks again for stopping by Sherri's:)

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  13. I feel like I can walk right in through the cover into Lucy's world. I think I should bring my bear spray, in case there's a snarling dog or a saber-tooth waiting for me. Great page turner, just like all the others in the Crossroads Trilogy and the Dawn of Humanity trilogy.

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    1. This one's a little different. I purposefully left the female vague--is it Lucy or Wild? Hmm...

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    2. It does give that feeling, doesn't it, Anneli?
      Thanks for stopping by to support Jacqui.

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  14. Hi Sandra, It's great to see Jacqui featured here. The cover of her new book is terrific.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie! Being here makes my book launch seem imminent.

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    2. Hi Robbie,
      Her cover is terrific AND I'm thrilled to have her visit.
      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  15. This is a fabulous cover, Jacqui!! Congrats! Thank you for hosting, Sandra!

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    1. I really like it, too. They sent me two, both I liked. I told them to keep the other for the next book.

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    2. Hi Jan! Thanks so much for stopping by. The cover is fabulous indeed.
      Hosting is entirely my pleasure:)

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  16. Congratulations Jacqui, the book sounds wonderful, as usual.

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    1. Thank you, Balroop. Lucy's life was exciting!

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    2. Hi Balroop, How are you?
      The book is wonderful:)

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  17. The cover looks amazing, Jacqui. And Lucy’s continued story sounds intriguing, as always. I can’t wait to dive into your prehistoric books!

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    1. Hi Liesbet,
      The story meets the cover's expectations:)
      Thanks for stopping by to support, Jacqui.

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  18. Hermosa portada mucha suerte con los libros. Te mando un beso y buen fin de semana

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  19. Jacqui is such a talented writer, and I really love that cover!

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    1. She certainly is, Jennifer. I love it too:)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. That really is a wonderful cover.
    Good luck with the book.

    All the best Jan

    PS Hope you've had a good weekend.

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    1. It is indeed a wonderful cover.
      Hope your weekend was good as well, Jan:)

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  21. Love the cover and the blurb, Jacqui. :) Thanks for hosting, Sandra.

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  22. Love the book cover and the book sounds amazing!! Congrats Jacqui!!
    Big Hugs, Sandra!

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    1. Thank you so much! Lucy is a wonderful character.

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