Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Virtual Book Tour and Review of The Prayer Warrior Plus a $25 Amazon or B/N Giftcard Giveaway!


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish PromotionsThe authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the rest of the stops and for more entries make sure to comment along the way.

The Prayer Warrior by D. Tina Batten and Traci Wooden-Carlisle

There is a thin line between the natural and the spiritual realm.
Ms. V., a humble servant of the Lord, has been placed on assignment at Center of Hope Christian Academy.

By day, she serves as a trusted counselor for students, giving them a safe haven to pour out their innermost feelings while providing professional and honest truth wrapped in a firm kindness and love that inevitably draws them closer to Jesus. Not to be outdone, the faculty also bends her ear from time to time.

By night, Ms. V. enters the spiritual realm and takes her place on the battlefield as one of God’s faithful prayer warriors. She wields her whispering sword, slicing through the enemy’s plans to bind the precious hearts under her charge.
Her assignment’s burden on her physical body is taxing, but can she withstand the strain and remain victorious?
Saving souls is her true mission, but at what cost?

Readers are in for a journey of spiritual intrigue and biblical insight as they experience the ramifications of each character’s life-altering decision.

Read a Excerpt:

You’ve been talking about your relationship with Kevin, and I understand your struggle, but what have you been talking to Jesus about lately?”

Porch bit her lower lip for a moment, a sign Ms. V. had come to understand as Porcha’s way of considering whether or not to exaggerate the truth.

I can’t help you if you don’t tell me the truth.” Ms. V. reminded her softly.

Porcha let out a deep breath.

I haven’t really been talking to Jesus. I mean. I say my prayers in the morning and before I go to sleep, but He’s gone quiet. I don’t hear Him like I used to.” Porcha’s sniffles turned back into sobs.

Sshh, honey calm down. Why does this make you cry so hard?”

I think He’s left me. It used to be so easy to talk to Him.”

Ahh. No. God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us, and He has yet to break any of His promises. I am absolutely sure He wouldn’t begin with you, especially if you’ve been wanting to talk to Him.”

Then why can’t I hear Him?” Porcha asked in a near whine.

My Review:

Somehow this book scared me.  I know that's silly but the spiritual realm word kind of put me off.   I forced myself into cracking open the book and was greatly surprised.  Ms. V charactor is a loving kind counselor to everyone and was someone I would hope to be like.  She encourages listening to God and talking to him every night about their cares and troubles.

Through the stories I've read about real-life circumstances, she encourages people to treat others with kindness, to stand up for what is right, and to revisit what is right in the eyes of God.

I'm only on my fifth short story so far but now the book has drawn me in and I can't wait to finish it to see what happens.

Author bios:

Tina Batten

D. “Tina” Batten is a loving mother, wife, sister, daughter and Mima to her grandchildren. She is a gifted visual storyteller who is passionate about bringing encouraging messages of inspiration and hope to the world.

Tina Batten, a writer for over eighteen years of various dramatic works of performing art via stage, and film, encompasses unique ways of creating fascinating story concepts that touch the heart of most who view or read her work. She is both honored and thrilled to have teamed up with long-time friend, sister in the gospel and co-author Tracy on this phenomenal collaborative book project. With such a humble heart and desire to bring people together in love and unity, Tina Batten will continue her work as a visual storyteller spreading the good news of Jesus Christ one project after the other.

As Always, D. “Tina” Batten gives God All the Glory!


Traci Wooden-Carlisle

Traci Wooden-Carlisle began writing to publish in 2011 and enjoys writing stories that provoke thought and evoke emotions. Her desire is to draw readers into the lives of her characters and share messages of God’s love, His faithfulness and peace. The messages in her books speak to her way before they speak to her readers.

Traci lives in San Diego with her husband, David. When she isn’t writing she does some light traveling or assists people with their physical fitness, creates graphics, designs pretty things for her jewelry business and swag for author



Traci Wooden-Carlisle and D. Tina Batten will be awarding $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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L Bryant said...

Interesting topic!!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for featuring this book and reviewing.

Marcy Meyer said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Looks like a good read.

annie said...

It sounds interesting, but I don't know about the spiritual parts. I believe in the written Word and prayers to guide me. It is so easy to get off the right path. and go in the wrong direction. . It does not scare me, but I am leery of drawing in dark forces into my life. Deception can creep in so easily. Annie

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I too worry about the spiritual parts and I hope it just continues on concerned about people staying on the right path with God. I'm only on the fifth chapter or story, so time will tell.
Dark forces are there for certain and we should be on guard.

Jessica Beard said...

This looks like a great read!