Monday, April 20, 2015

The Story Behind the Story | Unplanned by Alana Terry

I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for Alana Terry's new book Unplanned. If you've read any of Alanna's other books, you know she's not afraid to tackle difficult topics. Unplanned is no different. Keep reading to learn more about the book and to read Alana's thoughts on "the story behind the story." And . . . keep reading to the very end to find out about some freebies!

Now, without further ado, I'll turn it over to Alana!



A first-year college student adjusting to life in the States.
A brand-new pregnancy center desperate for new volunteers.
A mysterious phone call from a girl who's far too young to be pregnant.



UNPLANNED
from award-winning suspense novelist Alana Terry

After volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, Kennedy Stern finds herself a pawn in a deadly game of intrigue, at the mercy of those who consider a few innocent lives a small ransom to pay for victory.

(See below to get your own pre-release copy of Unplanned before it hits the bookstores.)


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

My husband and I have both been involved in pregnancy center ministry on and off since we got married. At one point, I volunteered to answer a hotline phone like the one Kennedy takes in the first chapter of Unplanned. I still remember the very first phone call I received. My husband and I were in the middle of dinner when I picked it up. The girl was very young and told me she was pregnant.

As we started to talk a little more, it came out that she didn’t know who the father was since both her biological dad and her stepdad were simultaneously abusing her. I shaking by then, and my poor husband could only help by rubbing my back while I tried to help. The girl hung up abruptly before I could get a phone number, a last name, or any other way to identify her.

After talking to the director of the pregnancy center, I placed a call to 911 and was told there was nothing the police could do. They didn't have any evidence that what the girl was saying was true. I held onto the phone for the rest of the weekend, hoping to hear form her again. She did call a few days later to tell me that her dad had overheard our conversation and was taking her to abortion clinic. I urged her to tell a teacher or school counselor, but she was homeschooled and said her parents never let her leave the house unsupervised.

I don’t know what happened to her, but I doubt I'll ever forget that call, which is similar to the one Kennedy receives in Unplanned. I’d like to think that in some way my newest novel might help someone who ends up in a similar situation one day.


WANT YOUR OWN COPY OF UNPLANNED NOW?

Unplanned is the newest Christian suspense novel from award-winning author, Alana Terry. PRE-ORDER the $2.99 ebook today, fill out the form below, and receive:
  • a pre-release copy of Unplanned (no waiting for launch day)
  • the Unplanned Bonus Materials (go behind-the-scenes with deleted scenes, bloopers, character studies, and more!)
  • 30 Days of Prayer to End Abortion devotional
  • an exclusive 20-minute video from the author answering readers' frequently asked questions (includes  the story of the mysterious phone call Alana received that was the basis for the novel)
Sound like a good deal? Pre-order Unplanned from amazon, then fill out the form below. You will receive your free pre-release copy and the extra bonus pack materials in one to two days.


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