October 4, 2009

Review & Giveaway: The Code of Destiny by Sara Enochs



Ava has a rare and extraordinary talent, one that she must keep hidden for her safety and the safety of others. Her ability is not the only secret she keeps. She also happens to be a very important member of an exclusive secret society.

When a CIA agent who has a keen telepathic ability sets her sights on Ava, who knows what might happen. What will happen when these two come face to face?

Very intriguing. I suggest waiting until you can read this book all the way through because you won't be able to put it down.

Q & A:

When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
I started writing after my brother passed away. I knew I had to do something, but I just couldn’t get the words out. I would start and them stop. I can’t tell you how many manuscripts I threw away. Then, when I was pregnant with my third child, I finally got my book done. I believe there is a book in all of us. When it’s meant to come out it will come out.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?
This sounds really cheesy, but it’s been the people closest to me. I lost my two grandmothers last year about this time and you just don’t realize how big of influence they had on you until they are gone. My dad, of course, he teaches me something new everyday.

How do you create the characters in your books? Are they based on people you know?
Most of my characters in my book are also my biggest inspiration! There really is a Granny Lucy. Zack and Amy were really my siblings. If someone has passed away, I use his or her real names. Otherwise, I change them. The other characters that are in the daydreams are made up …completely fictional.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?
OK, this is really hard for me to say, because I have had such a huge struggle with God, but I’m going to have to say the Bible.

If you weren’t a writer, what be your profession?
Molecular biologist

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, past or present, real or fiction, who would it be and why?
Leonardo da Vinci, born in 1452. I love reading about the Renaissance. It was such a great time in history to look at the world with a fresh pair of eyes.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
I would bring my husband. He is totally into survival. He can fish, make fire, and cook. Plus it would be lovely to be stranded with him and get to spend some uninterrupted time with him. The next thing I would bring would be one a tool. I suppose a knife. And the last, one kick ass bathing suit!

What is your favorite movie of all time?
When I was a kid, I loved the movie Stir Crazy directed by Sidney Poitier, starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. It came out in 1980 and I was 11 years old. I thought that movie was so-o funny. Still do. Sometimes you just need to remember how you used to laugh.

What is the one thing that you want all your fans to know?
That writing a trilogy is super hard. I’m on the third book and I’m about to rip my head off! Don’t get me wrong; the second one was hard, too, but in a different way. The Code of Dignity, the second book, is a very personal book and it was hard to put my own feelings out there. It’s about my journey through autism with my sons. The third book, The Code of Deliverance, is more about world events and it is still hard to express an opinion. I’m so afraid that people are going to get mad. But, that’s why you write a book in the first place, to evoke passion.

If you could invite 5 people to dinner, who would they be and why?
I don’t even know who they would be, but I would want to invite the top five people who have the capability of changing our vehicles to run on hydrogen instead of fossil fuels. I don’t even know if someone like that exists. I would invite my dad, who has been working on creating a solar hydrogen economy, and we would hash it out over dinner. Then we would go get it done. Done, done, done!Wouldn’t that be a great dinner!

Book Information
The Code of Destiny by Sara Enochs
iUniverse Incorporated
January 2009
9780595432974
304 pages
$18.95

Sara has decided to make 3 of my readers very happy! Each winner will receive the following:
One copy of The Code of Destiny
One copy of Interrupted Workout video
One copy of The Solar Hydrogen Book by Roy McAlister

MANDATORY ENTRY:

+1 for visiting Sara's website and leaving a comment with something you learned.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

+1 for visiting her Not Just A Mom 1 site and commenting with something you learned.

+1 for visiting her Not Just A Mom 2 site and commenting here with something you learned.

+1 for visiting The Code Trilogy's site and commenting here with something you learned.

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen Oct. 10th and notified via email.

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21 comments:

RubyMoon said...

She has a goal to help her dad build a solar hydrogen economy.
I'd have to spend more time looking around but I am interested in finding out more!

"to spread the word and collect enough to get started within one year, July of 09’".

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RubyMoon said...

+1 She has four children, ages 8, 6, 4, and 2: three boys and one girl.

+1 she attended the University of California, Berkeley to work on her master’s degree where she met her husband.

+1 The initial book was over 1,000 pages... So, The Code became a trilogy in the end,

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Pam said...

I learned that Sarah lives in Arizona with her husband and 4 children.

melacan at hotmail dto com

Pam said...

I learned that Sarah is still trying to figure out the whole twitter thing (I'm not even trying to figure it out!)

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

I learned that the Not Just a Mom book teaches you how to prepare recipes, workout, and still ahve time to spend with your kids.

melacan at hotmail dto com

Pam said...

I learned that the original book was over 1000 pages and since her editor thought no one was going to read a book that long, it became a trilogy.

melacan at hotmail dot com

1stopmom said...

I learned that Sara's dad wrote a book, The Solar Hydrogen Civilization.

onestopmom(at)gmail.com

1stopmom said...

I learned that she has 4 kids. 3 boys and 1 girl

onestopmom(at)gmail.com

Kayla said...

I learned she has an adorable dog named Shiner.

kaylajohnson3969@sbcglobal.net

nfmgirl said...

I learned:
After studying the concepts of genetic engineering, Sara set her sights on molecular biology, entering the University of California, Berkeley to work on her master’s degree.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Kate said...

I learned that she has two degrees. One in biology and one in Spanish. Thought this was an interesting combination.

neverendingshelf@gmail.com

Kate said...

+1 the Code trilogy started as a 1000 page book

+1 She has four children, Charlie, James, Ben, and Ava.

+1 Ava is a mother

CherylS22 said...

I learned that Sara graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in Biology and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

I learned that Sara has 4 children & lives in Arizona.
megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

I learned that Ava daydreams about the past and begins to understand our future by reinventing her own life story, in The Code of Destiny

megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Anita Yancey said...

I learned that she lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four kids. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Chelsea said...

One thing I learned was...

Sara Enochs went to Berkley to get her masters in moleculor biology but ended up taking time off from school.

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

-- Chelsea

Chelsea said...

From her Not Just A Mom 1 site, I learned...

Sara Enochs believes that love will help her in her desire to save the world.

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

-- Chelsea

Chelsea said...

From the I'm Not Just a Mom 2 site, I learned that Sara Enochs got a bachelor of science degree in Biology and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Arizona State University.

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

-- Chelsea

Chelsea said...

From the Code Trilogy's site, I've learned that Sara Enoch currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband. They have four children named Charlie, James, Ben, and Ava.

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

-- Chelsea

Belinda M said...

+1 I learned on Sara's site that Right Now! For just $1, you can help save the environment by funding the Solar Hydrogen Economy!


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