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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Blog Hop Offers Free Ebook of the Dystopia "Rabbletown: Life in These United Christian States of Holy America"


I'm new at participating in Blog Hog Giveaways. Please leave a comment to have your name submitted to receive a free download from Smashwords for the ereader platform of your choice. I'll do at least one free download. If I get more than 10 comments from different readers, I'll do two; more than 20 comments, three; and so on. Please leave an email address where I can send the code.

Rabbletown: Life in these United Christian States of Holy America is a dystopia. George Orwell's great 1984 deeply affected me. It was my first introduction to the dystopia genre, although it wasn't called that then. The phrase "future history" was used. In the 1970s, I started to become concerned when Evangelical Christianity entered the political arena. I feared that if fascism ever came to America, it would be through the pulpit. So I wanted to write a 2084 as a cautionary tale. I envisioned a big book: One that followed all the political steps that would lead to 2084. Wrote a few scenes, but nothing ever really clicked.

Then I realized I should just cut to the chase and get to 2084. The building of a huge cathedral is the economic stimulus program for this society. The Pastor President and pastor governors rule with a Bible in each fist and the computer in your hovel. There are enforced pregnancies. I set it in Topeka. Sinners who commit abominations are stoned on Fridays in Fred Phelps Plaza.

A stone mason who works on the cathedral has a son, Bobby, who has an amazing memory for Bible verses, and he provides the redemption this book needed. The story stalled on me for many years until I realized that I needed to let Bobby work his miracles.

One reviewer, a top 500 Amazon reviewer who has published more than 2,000 reviews has called "Rabbletown" the best book she has EVER read. How's that for a compliment. She's become what she calls "a Bobbite." You can see her recommendation here.

Rabbletown is available as an ebook and a paperback on Amazon.

20 comments:

  1. Awesome sounding book, I'll check it out (yay for these blog hops/tours introducing people to authors to try out!) (cmu(dot)smiles(at)gmail(dot)com)

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  2. Hope your contest goes well for you! Good Luck!

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  3. Thanks for participating in blog hop. Happy Holidays! :)

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  4. Having fun hopping the blogs! Thanks!

    Sorrell12@gmail.com

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  5. good luck with the contest! hopping the blogs! thanks!

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  6. having fun 'hopping' :)

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  7. Good luck with the hop! Thank you for participating :)

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  8. Thank you for helping to make the Holiday Blog Hop exciting.Your book sounds interesting...unique.
    wildflowermother@yahoo.com

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  9. Thanks for the Holiday Blog Hopping!
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  10. I'm an Orwell fan too. Happy hopping.

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  11. Thanks for participating - looks just 'possible' enough to be oh too real!

    glhince @ gmail dot com

    Happy holidays to you and yours

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  12. Happy Hopping!!
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  13. Wow, thank you so much for the chance to win! :) I would definitely love to read this it sounds very interesting indeed. :) I wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

    Crystal Craig
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  14. Thanks for the chance to win!! :)
    Happy Holidays!

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! Gale
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  16. Thank you for participating in this giveaway :)
    brittanyrose40 @ yahoo.com

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  17. Thank you for joining the Holiday Blog Hop!

    Kathy
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  18. Hop Hop! Merry Christmas!

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