Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat. Many of you know that my new COIL books—The RESOLUTION Series—is now available. The four novellas each feature one-eyed ex-CIA Agent Wes Trimble and other COIL characters. Did you download book one yet? 😉
Penny for your Thoughts
When the whole series first came out, I was drumming my fingers, eager to hear your thoughts on Wes Trimble’s unfolding life. Sometimes while I write, I try to imagine how readers will react to some of the twists and turns as they read certain scenes. Did they cringe? Did they smile? Did they frown? Did they shake their heads?
There are a few moments in these books during which I was holding my breath, imagining you reading through them. I wonder, will these scenes be meaningful to you? Will you see the value of the expressed emotion, or the specific kindness in the face of adversity? Will you emerge a better person for what you read? Were the books meaningful enough to share with your family, or to pass on to your neighbors?
I can tell you what I hope will happen from books like this. It is my prayer that readers will recognize the backdrop of tragedy that these books are set in—a post-apocalyptic era of America’s last days (not the tribulation era, but leading up to it). And I hope my reading friends who read these books will see their personal challenges and tragedies the way Wes Trimble faces his own trials. I pray America’s Christians will be living examples of trusting God, proving how big He is, even in the midst of personal suffering.
After all, Christians are waiting for eternity, when the Lord will set all things in order and reestablish Himself as the King of humanity. That is why we can endure the heaviness of this present world—we know this isn’t the end of the story. God has a plan, and He’s made specific promises for His people to hold on to, no matter the difficulty. That’s why we endure. We’re waiting for Him!
Thank you so much, Reading Friends, for sharing your thoughts on these latest books. I greatly appreciate the time you have taken to encourage me in my calling—whether by reviews or emails.
Now, I am working hard on the second novel in the Last Dawn Trilogy, Dawn of Oppression, featuring Jenna Dowler and other favorite characters! And I’ve had Dee helping me with some new research I can’t wait to share with you within the story! Watch for this Book Two to be out this fall/winter. Stay tuned to our posts for updates.
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COMING UP: Join us next time for David Telbat’s short story, “A Purpose in Everything.”