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Thursday, March 21, 2019

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About the Book

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Book: Uninvited
Author: Beckie Lindsey
Genre: YA
Release Date: 9/16/2018
Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—
but the demons already have.
Battles between unseen forces of good and evil have made unlikely friends out of high school juniors Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie, who share similar secrets from their traumatic pasts.
As Krystal’s lifelong friendship with Bryce grows into something more, her new friendship with Mackenzie is tested.
While Tammi and Sadie heal from their injuries caused by a horrific accident, their deeper wounds fester as tension grown between them.
When a handsome nurse and a sultry singer join the group, things become even more tangled.
Will the relationships survive the epic spiritual battles raging around them? Or will the demons keep them chained to their secrets?

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About the Author

Beckie LindsayBeckie Lindsey is an award-winning author, poet, blogger, and the editor of Southern California Christian Voice, a division of One Christian Voice, a national news syndicating agency. She is a major coffeeholic and enjoys a good book with a cat on her lap. She also loves to hike and hang out with family and friends. Beckie and her husband, Scott have three adult children, two adorable cats and live in California.

Guest Post from Beckie


I believe a teenager still exists inside each of us.

We hear a familiar tune from our “glory days” and are instantly tapping our toes. Mentally, we’re back in high school —poofy bangs, scrunchie, neon off-the-shoulder sweatshirt — and all. Oh, wait. That’s me back in the ‘80s!

Ah, yes. There is something wonderfully awful about those coming-of-age years.

From the first kiss to the first breakup, there are memories we cherish and some we don’t care to ever revisit. Being a teen can be exciting, confusing, painful, joyous, or even all of those things at once!

No matter how different your teenage experience was from mine, one thing is true for us all: these years have an enormous impact on who we become as adults. We can all sympathize with the plight of puberty and the longing for independence and acceptance. Yeah, there’s still a teenager in all of us!

These are the reasons I write YA.

My hope is to use the power of storytelling to move past barriers and open hearts to accept how much God loves and desires a personal relationship with us.

At every age, we all need the grace and love of Jesus.

In the Beauties from Ashes (BFA) series, I write about relatable characters with difficult issues and traumatic pasts to enlighten readers about the unseen spiritual battle referred to in Scripture. Each character has a secret that has left them vulnerable to the battle in an invisible realm where demonic creatures fight to keep them chained to their pasts and angels of light work to free them.

The characters and their issues are complex, just like real life. In fact, some of the topics are often considered too taboo to talk about openly. But what is left in the dark, festers and grows. It is only in the light that we can be free. In the BFA series, readers experience the character’s quest for truth, love, grace, and freedom while hopefully finding the same for themselves.


If you haven't read the first book in this series, I would recommend grabbing a copy. It will help you get a feel for how powerful the author takes subjects and lays them out in realistic terms. The four girls in this story face real issues that some people feel uncomfortable talking about. The author hits subjects like depression, suicide, eating disorders, rape, incest and many other hard topics with a hard punch of realism. It is not an easy read but one that delivers a very simple message. The enemy is out there to devour our teens and will use any scheme it can to turn them away from God.

One of the things I found interesting was how the author showed an adult trying to commit suicide. This really opened the doors to revealing the hard truth of how a family especially with teens can be affected by it. We hear about teens trying to kill themselves, but what if it was a parent? How would the children react? Would it cause them to turn to something that could help them cope with a parent with mental illness? For one teen they may spiral out of control and turn to drugs or make a wrong choice and feel peer pressure trying to take over .

The book is not an easy read but one that hits home for some. The author has given a Trigger Warning at the beginning of the book, which I hope everyone will read before starting the book.  Some of the subjects in the book were difficult for me but I knew that each time I  face a trigger, I become stronger with God's help.

I loved how one of the girls tells her friend , " The Bible says we will find God and the truth when we seek Him with all our heart. So, I suggest you pray and tell God you want to understand."  It's an important part of the story because with the enemy causing havoc in lives, we need to remember to pray and never cease praying. We are important to God and He wants to heal His children. We are not alone in our battle and calling out to Him makes the enemy weaker.

The ending is a real cliff hanger that will have readers anxious for the next book. I really thought the author does an excellent job giving us a glimpse into what teenagers deal with and how important it is to pray for them.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

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The Becca Files, March 20
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To celebrate her tour, Beckie is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This book sounds like a very interesting read.

  2. This sounds like it would be very difficult to read, but maybe quite valuable, too.

  3. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.