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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Watcher by Sara Davison





Book:  The Watcher

Author: Sara Davison

Genre: Speculative Romantic Suspense

Release date: March 2021

Someone or something is watching Kathryn Ellison.

Kathryn thought she had buried memories of That Night for good—until Nick Lawson returns, reigniting her long-suppressed feelings for him. Seeing Nick has always reminded her too much of the horrible night that changed her life. As much as she wants to be with him, she wants even more to forget. When Nick unexpectedly shows up at her family ranch, Kathryn knows it is finally time to let go of the traumatic past that has held her captive for so long.

David Henley is a captive too—of the dark secret involving Kathryn, a secret he’s kept even from his wife. Now the truth is about to be revealed. And when it is, he could be stripped of everything in his life that matters to him.

A storm is brewing in the spiritual realm, and its effects reverberate through the natural world, summoning otherworldly Beings to the ranch. While Kathryn confronts the memories of That Night and struggles to let them go, she is not as alone in her home as she thinks.

As spiritual and temporal forces collide, Kathryn—and everyone she loves—is about to be caught in the crossfire.


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The Watcher by Sara Davison is a different genre of books from what I normally read. It is a Christian speculative romantic suspense, and it is narrated by an unknown person, called The Watcher. I was interested in going outside my comfort zone for Genre and wanted to read this book.

Kathryn Ellison has tried to go one with life, even though 20yrs ago she had a life altering traumatic event happen to her. A case of mistaken identity lead to a brutal attack on her. Kathryn has been raising her daughter, Lexi, on her own. Lexi is now a young adult and wants to search for her father that she has never know, unaware of his past being a rapist. Life really takes a turn for Kathryn, when a former love interest, Nick Lawson, shows up in her life. Kathryn has suppressed her feelings for Nick for a long time, but when he shows up on the Family ranch, she is determined not to fight the feelings any longer. Will Lexi find her father and learn the truth of him? Will Kathryn be able to take a chance at love with Nick? Will the discoveries that are coming be the beginning of healing for Kathryn, Lexi and others??

WOW, I am glad I took a leap out of my comfort zone for Book Genres. The Watcher is a unique book and I truly enjoyed it. I was gripped into the book from the first chapter and didn't want to put it down until I was finished. The writing style and the narrating style were just phenomenal. Kathryn, Nick and Lexi each had their own "story" and the stories all meshed together well. The book does tell the story of sexual violence, but the author does so with a sensitive writing style. GREAT BOOK!





Sara Davison is the author of three romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, and The Rose Tattoo Trilogy, as well as the standalone, The Watcher. She has been a finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, two Selahs, a Holt Medallion, and three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children. The words on the mug she uses every morning pretty much sum up her life—I just want to sleep, drink coffee, and make stuff up. Get to know Sara better at www.saradavison.org and @sarajdavison.


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The Watcher has taken me on an incredible journey over the last decade. After obtaining my degree in English literature, I longed to write a book. However, I found the idea of sitting down and actually writing one extremely daunting. So, I took every creative writing course, read every book on the subject, and attended every writing conference and seminar I could fine—basically doing everything except writing. Then one Easter Sunday morning, in church, the idea for an entire book—beginning, middle, ending, characters—came to me. Over the next five years, I wrote, rewrote, edited, polished, and got feedback on the book, until I felt it was nearly ready to submit to a publishing contest.

I say nearly because, while the feedback I had received was largely positive, it was still clear that something was missing. A month before the deadline to submit to the publishing contest, it occurred to me what that something was—the timeline. The novel read a bit like a sweeping epic novel that took place over twenty years. While that might work in some genres, it doesn’t play well in romantic suspense.

I had always been intrigued by the idea of a non-human narrator, and it occurred to me that could work with this book. That led me to the idea of using The Watcher, an unseen being in the spiritual realm, as my narrator. When I added in that being and numerous other beings, I was able to shorten the timeline of the book from twenty years to six days.

Of course, this required a major overhaul of the book. I closeted myself in my office for a month, only completing the story the day before the deadline for the contest. That meant I didn’t have an opportunity to show it to anyone or get feedback, so I had no idea whether the idea worked or if the story even made sense anymore.

The Watcher ended up winning the contest and was published in 2011. A decade and eight other published novels later, I got back the rights to my debut novel, polished it up, added several more chapters, and re-released it through Mountain Brook Ink in 2021.

As my first novel, my only (so-far) standalone, and the sole novel I have released that is speculative romantic suspense as opposed to contemporary romantic suspense, The Watcher holds a special place in my heart. As with all my books, my hope and prayer is that it will touch readers’ hearts and draw them closer to the God who has promised to never leave them or forsake them.

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To celebrate her tour, Sara is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/119f3/the-watcher-celebration-tour-giveaway





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8 comments:

Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book. It sounds good.

traciem said... Best Blogger Tips

What inspires your main character ideas?

Savannalea said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a good book! It wasn't what I was expecting at all and I'm so glad it was recommended to me!

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a really good page-turner.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds very intriguing.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your excellent review of this book, it definitely sounds like a must read for me

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your excellent review!

megana said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a must read for me! Thanks for sharing your review!

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