Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Unconquered by J.D. Davis and a Kindle Giveaway

I have been asked to share with you about a new book.  I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but hope to soon.  I don't usually post about a book before reading it, but I'm making an exception this time because of the Kindle give-away that is attached.  Don't want you to miss out on your chance to win.

Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, 
Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley by J. D. Davis

In 1935 and early 1936, three cousins were born into tight-knit families in Ferriday, Louisiana. Rare piano talent, strong parental relationships, the Pentecostal church, family struggle, a variety of musical influences worked together to produce men who changed twentieth-century music and culture. The individual stories of these three cousins illustrate their varied paths from small-town America to a world stage. Woven together, the collective story becomes even more compelling and amazing.

UNCONQUERED is a story so unlikely that it would not be believable if written as fiction. It tells of rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, and country music star Mickey Gilley. These very different men, raised in the same time and place, with similar talents, were fated for entirely different destinies even as their lives would always be profoundly intertwined. Born into poverty, each man, in his own way, would become an iconic figure blessed with the ability to thrill and inspire.

The story's touchstones of music, perseverance, and faith could wield such force only in the American South. There, in the Louisiana lowlands’ Concordia Parish, their story began in the midst of the Great Depression.  (publisher's synopsis)

About the Author:  J.D. Davis was raised in Quitman, Texas, a quiet community in the northeast part of the state. Having grown up in a small town in the rural South—similar in many ways to the cousins’ hometown of Ferriday, Louisiana—with many similar influences as the cousins, he has meaningful insight into these three men.

Davis remembers his father watching Jimmy Swaggart on television and being intrigued by the evangelist's magnificent piano talent. As a teenager, Davis became a huge fan of Jerry Lee Lewis. He first attended one of Lewis’s live performances as a college student and was awe-struck to see this man put on a breathtaking performance. Davis grew up listening to country music of the seventies and eighties, when Mickey Gilley was consistently producing number one country hits. He became fascinated by the ways these three very different cousins achieved and dealt with eventual success and has been a dedicated fan for years.

You can visit his website at http://www.unconqueredthebook.com

Win a Free Kindle
J.D. Davis will be giving away a FREE KINDLE!  Fill out the form below to win!  This giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canada citizens.  Deadline is June 1 and announced on June 2.  If you are the winner, contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife (at) gmail.com or Tracee Gleichner at tgleichner (at) gmail.com.  You have 48 hours to reply.  If we do not hear from you in 48 hours, another winner will be selected.  Thanks and good luck!
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This post is part of a promotional tour sponsored by PumpUpYourBook booktours.  I did not receive a copy of the book or any other form of compensation.  I'm just sharing the info cause I think it looks interesting and everyone wants a chance to win a prize.

1 comment:

  1. Cool giveaway, Tami!! And that book sounds interesting; thanks for highlighting it and the Kindle giveaway on your blog!