- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
"In The Shadows of Bliss" – a new entry in the Christian fiction market – begins in the land of Bliss, a heavenly construct where souls grow to fruition. They stay there until being born brings them to earth, where the "foibles and twists of life challenge us to fight human temptation and earn our rightful return to a state of Bliss."
First-time author Alisa Lynn tells the story of Wesley, a pure soul soon to embark on a surprising journey of discovery and adventure. Her intro tour kicks off in Memphis with advance public readings arranged by custom publishing imprint marketer Heritage Publishing, a Nashville-based firm.
"In The Shadows of Bliss," Wesley's soul bonds with the gifted inspirational singer Arie, for whom his spirit aches and can never be whole without. Preview readers say the book puts you in mind of "General Hospital's" famous romantic duo Luke & Laura, but with a resounding moral perspective on true love, intrigue and action.
"In The Shadows of Bliss" then morphs into a suspenseful adventure full of earthly pitfalls illustrating the twists of life many of us face. Wesley faces battles, triumphs, ego-driven self-will, errors, temptations and lusts, dances while driving in his Corvettes and more. Readers will fight for him as he fights to retain his soul, but will he make it
Lynn is a socially active entrepreneur, wife, mother and grandmother who enjoys worshipping and working in her local church. Known within her personal circle as a gifted writer with a passion for community service, Lynn found comfort and joy in keeping personal journals and volunteer community public relations. Those twin elements grew into her first novel and a series aimed at the Christian market.
The Memphis-area advanced readings will be Thursday (June 27) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Playhouse on the Square, and Sunday (June 30) from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 300 South Main Gallery.