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Message From the Author (Dear Reader)

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Message from the Author
Dear Reader,

Thank you for following the Suspended-Release of Freeborn!  I hope you had fun reading as I laid the foundation for The Decks and the Road Novel Series.  Freeborn was a pull from the deck, yet it created a great merge between the cards we’re dealt and the roads we take.  In the midst of it all, was the quiet pull of the narrower road.   I also hope you enjoyed all the wisdom and soul that came through the Cast.  The driving force of the book was to emphasize the beauty that we find unexpectedly in life, and give a glimpse of the many ways the dealer speaks and deals with us.  Stay tuned to the series for more about the Promises, Permissions, and Purposes of the dealer. 
Coming up next is “Erased”.  Expect to be taken on a ride as I give a broader voice to the men.  To read “The Missing Chapter”, be sure to read the introduction of Erased.

NaTisha R. Williams Author

If you’re new to The Decks and the Road Novel Series, read excerpts from the book fou…

Award Presentation for Best Male and Best Female Performances

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And the Winners for Best Male and Best Female Performance in a Suspended-Release Novel are:


Congratulations to Erilyn Shepherd!! and  Congratulations to Tayeton Fisher!!


Excerpts from Erilyn's Role in Freeborn:
"I had just gotten my confidence fully wrapped around the thought of being a Shepherd.  I told myself that I’d keep looking forward, but there’s a respect I believe we should pay to the dead. "
"I thought about how I’d spotted Natalie, and how certain I was that it was her, and I knew that my wig was not enough to hide me.I stood still—partly paralyzed by my predicament and partly mesmerized by Radiance’s voice. "

Excerpts from Tayeton's Role in Freeborn:
"The image of my sister had left a stronger impression on me than I ever would have imagined it could.I didn’t kneel or anything, but I prayed.I wanted to ask God to make me healthy again, but something kept saying, “You know you don’t deserve that.”


Start Freeborn now: http://thedecksandtheroad.blogs…

The Award Presentation for Most Influential Voice in A Suspended-Release Novel

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Here are the Nominees for The Most Influential Voice in a Suspended-Release Novel
Tayeton, Derek, Natalie, Dr. Kat Shepherd

And the award goes to:
Congratulations Tayeton!!!

Excerpts from the Nominees' Roles in Freeborn:

Natalie-
"I’d worn my ear buds all day long listening to music, and now I could appreciate the quiet my dad seemed to love so much.  I hadn’t planned on speaking with my dad, but then, I heard myself ask… “Who’s that lady?”                     “It’s just that you hardly look at mom that much.”'


Derek-

"We’d already captured a picture of our future, and we’d begun to pay into that future.  So I dropped my pride, and I followed her.  ...it never bothered me that her presence was larger than mine.I carried my manhood securely into the future."



Dr. Kat Shepherd-

"The two biggest decisions I ever made, I never had to make.They just naturally felt right.One was to remain a virgin, and the other was to accept Tayeton’s proposal."



Tayeton-

"Thicker skin …

Award Presentation for The Best Uncredited Character in A Suspended-Release Novel

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Here are the Nominees for The Best Uncredited Character in A Suspended-Release Novel
Monica, Kaylin, Veronica

And the award goes to:
Congratulations Kaylin!!!



Start Freeborn now:
http://thedecksandtheroad.blogspot.com/2017/10/freeborn-chapters-1-3.html
FAQ:
"What is a Suspended-Release Novel?"
Answer: A Novel that has its contents released in a suspended manner, according to the schedule prescribed by the author or publisher..  Purpose: To engage the reading audience with an interactive book publishing and book release event.  Learn more: http://thedecksandtheroad.blogspot.com/2017/10/welcome-to-decks-of-our-lives.html

The Adam and Eve Award

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Congratulations to Tayeton Fisher and Monica Shepherd!
The Adam and Eve award is presented to Tayeton and Monica for their origins in Renegotiating Kayla and their return in The Decks and the Road Novel Series.

The Weight Lifter's Award

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Here are the nominees for The Weight Lifter's Award
Jennifer, Kayla, Nathan, Erilyn, Tayeton

And the Award goes to:
Congratulations Nathan Shepherd!!



Excerpts from Nathan's Role in Freeborn:
"Since the day I’d confirmed my love to Natalie for her mother, I’d been trying to make it more apparent.I hadn’t seen the question coming, and I didn’t think I’d have such a solid answer.It forced me to challenge my pain."

Read the Introduction to Nathan's Character: http://thedecksandtheroad.blogspot.com/2017/10/freeborn-chapters-1-3.html

FAQ:
"What is a Suspended-Release Novel?"
Answer: A Novel that has its contents released in a suspended manner, according to the schedule prescribed by the author or publisher.

Purpose: To engage the reading audience with an interactive book publishing and book release event.  Learn more:  http://thedecksandtheroad.blogspot.com/2017/10/welcome-to-decks-of-our-lives.html