Book Spotlight: ‘The Island’ by Jen Minkman


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Title:­The Island
By­ Jen Minkman
Expected Publication Date:­June 1, 2013
*Novella* (80 pages)
Genre­ YA Dystopian

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‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I
look.
Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on
the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.
If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier – the Wall.
Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says.
I have never seen one.’
Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves
when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The
Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book
says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never
be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?
Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

Links:

Goodreads­ http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17825118­the­island
Amazon Kindle­
http://www.amazon.com/The­Island­ebook/dp/B00D3GNJWY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=137028
3182&sr=8­1&keywords=The+Island+Jen+Minkman
Amazon Paperback­
http://www.amazon.com/The­Island­Jen­Minkman/dp/1483959813/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF
8&qid=1370283182&sr=8­1
Barnes & Noble Paperback­
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the­island­jen­minkman/1115469783?ean=9781483959818
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmOfSXPMN98

Book Trailer:

About the author:

Jen Minkman

Jen Minkman (1978) was born in Holland, in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn. When she was 19,
she moved between The Hague, Salzburg (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge (UK) to
complete her studies in intercultural communication. She is currently a teacher of English,
career counsellor and teenage coach at a secondary school in Voorburg, Holland. She tries to
read at least 100 books a year (and write a few, too!). She is a published author in her own
country, and translates her own books from Dutch into English for self­publication.
In her spare time, she plays the piano, the guitar and the violin. For every novel she writes, she
creates a soundtrack.
‘I have always been drawn to writing. My first book was a sci­fi novel at the age of eight, which I
painstakingly typed out on my dad’s typewriter and illustrated myself. Nowadays, I stick to poetry,
paranormal romance, chicklit and/or fantasy. In my home country, I am the first­ever published
writer of paranormal romance, and I will gradually make my books also available in English
(seeing I have to re­write and translate the books myself, this will take some time!).

Links:

Goodreads­ http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5808037.Jen_Minkman
Website­http://www.nwelsaturay.com/jenminkman/index.html
Twitter­ https://twitter.com/JenMinkman
Facebook­ https://www.facebook.com/JenMinkmanYAParanormal?fref=ts

Giveaway:

Author is giving away 3 ebook copies of ‘The Island’.

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