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Crave hosts Pre-Release Sale & Signing Lamb's new Allon series

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Not set to release for sale until Jan. 5, Crave Bookstore & Café in Lebanon will host author Shawn Lamb for a rare Pre-Release Sale of “Allon” this Saturday.

Shawn Lamb will be at Crave on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. only to personally sign copies of “Allon,” her first novel in an epic new series of adventure fantasy.

“Allon” takes readers into the richly drawn land of Allon, a former paradise now controlled by the Dark Way. At 16, Prince Ellis—the rightful heir to the throne—is forced to flee from the only life he has ever known. If Allon is to have any hope of salvation, he must find a way to defeat the powers building against the land and prove himself worthy to be king. As the forces of evil grow stronger, Prince Ellis is joined by two mysterious strangers who have been called to help. Along the way Ellis will face trials that test his character, his wisdom, his courage, and ultimately, his heart.

Lamb, the author, began writing in her late teens, eventually writing for the 1980s Filmation animated series “BraveStarr.” Her husband, Rob, who designed the “Allon” website, was a storyboard artist and staff writer for Filmation working on “He-Man and the Masters of The Universe,” “She-Ra, Princess of Power,” “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” “Ghostbusters” and “BraveStarr.” 

Lamb continued honing her craft, writing for children's TV shows, winning two awards and earning recognition for screenwriting from the American Screenwriters Association. Her daughter asked if she could write her a fantasy story. Taking the skills learned from writing for children's television along with experience working with kids and teens in various volunteer, she began writing “Allon.”

The result are stories of commitment, faith and endurance; commitment to a cause, the faith to overcome obstacles and the endurance to see it through to the end.  This Saturday at Crave you can begin the journey of discovering Allon with Ellis and Shannan as they seek to restore hope to the mortals of the kingdom and pave the way for the return of the mighty immortal Guardians.

"If you enjoy ‘The Chronicles of Narnia Series,’ we believe you'll also love the new ‘Allon’ series. Geared towards ages 13 and up, youth and adults alike will enjoy the magical tales of adventure and fantasy," said Bridgette Belew of Crave, adding "and to have the Pre-Release Sale and Signing at Crave instead of Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million or some other blockbuster store is such an honor and treat for our customers.  What a great Christmas surprise for the adventure fantasy book lover on your list."

Crave is a mission-based Christian books, music & gift shop as well as a full service coffeehouse & café. Crave Coffeehouse will offer surprise Book Signing Specials on Saturday as well as discounts for those purchasing Lamb’s book. Santa will travel back and forth between Signature Jewelers and Crave on Saturday as well, offering free pictures in front of the giant Christmas tree at Signature Jewelers.

For more information on Crave, visit the facebook page or www.myspace.com/cravebooks. Call 466-5005 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closing Wednesdays at 5 p.m.) or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crave Bookstore & Café is located at 95 Signature Place in the Signature Jewelers Plaza, off West Main Street behind Verizon Wireless in Lebanon.   Visit www.allonbooks.com for excerpts and spectacular animations based on the series.

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