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~About the Book~
Title: Praefatio (Praefatio #1)
Publication date: May 21, 2013
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Georgia McBride
Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway...
After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.
Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true?
Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?
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~About the Author~
Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband. PRAEFATIO is her first novel.
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~Author Guest Post~
Thanks for having me, Lisa!
One of the most personal themes in PRAEFATIO is adoption. My son is adopted, and so when I was writing the story and discovered that Remi, brother of Grace the main character is adopted, imagine my delight.
Everyone including all their friends know Remi’s adopted. But, in their family, it isn’t something that is talked about often. In fact, their parents NEVER mention it.
I remember when we adopted my son seven years ago. Many family members asked if we had planned to tell him later on that he was in fact adopted. Most were surprised when we told them “of course, why wouldn’t we tell him where’s he’s from?”
We had a semi-open adoption. Our birth mother chose us to be her son’s family! She wanted a mixed-race family with siblings and we fit the bill!
One of the most touching parts of our journey was the gift we received in the mail after we brought our son home. My son’s birth mother had made him a journal. In it, she wrote about why she chose us to be his family and what her hopes and dreams for him are. She added pictures of his half-brother, uncle, grandmother, and herself. What moved me the most was the entry she made on the day he was born. In it are details about how she felt, all the emotions she experienced, and how she ultimately came to the decision. I will always be grateful for that.
In PRAEFATIO, Remi’s adoption is integral to the story in that it is a clue to finding out who he is and where he is from. I hope readers connect with Remi. He’s definitely my favorite character in the novel.