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Deception, Distraction, Transformation – The Sleepwalkers and Eyes Pried Open

The Sleepwalkers and Eyes Pried Open - Christian End Times fiction concerning America

The Sleepwalkers and its newly-released sequel Eyes Pried Open is in part a tale featuring a man and wife struggling to make ends meet on low-wage jobs while so many others appear to be living the literal and proverbial “high-life” of new cars, high-end homes, and a wellspring of cash and credit to spend.  Our main character Jeff Seagraves services these “swells” as he toils in a convenience store situated in an upscale American community.  These are present-day Americans who are connected through Instagram and Facebook but disconnected from the peril that is creeping across their nation like a noxious, invisible gas.  Many have impressive stock portfolios, but don’t have a stock of items that may preserve their lives in the event of national emergency.  Even the laborers that do the landscaping and pool cleaning for the swells appear to be doing well as they can afford to spend money daily on 30-racks of Keystone beer, blunt wraps, and gasoline for the guzzling V-8 engines in their current model pickup trucks.

In this upscale community the lies of the mainstream media are being proven as true.  While a relatively small of the convenience store’s customers struggle to survive, most are prospering while being clueless to the danger that their nation is facing.  For them, the economy under a Marxist president continues to churn as though Marxism and Capitalism are synonymous.

Jeff and his wife Cheryl rely on the alternative news media for their information.  They know that things are not as they appear.  There is a deception that is keeping scales over the eyes of most, and through their faith in Christ they know that lying, deceiving spirits will fool even the elect.  Certainly, those who follow the false god of self are living the good life, but for how long?  Is anyone paying attention, or is the warm bed of self-absorption too comfortable a place to rise up from?

In the story as in reality, lying, deceiving spirits are lurking in the shadows of the fortress of American wellness and prosperity.  America has an enemy within who seems hellbent on preparing her for absorption into the prophesied beast system and one world government.  There’s a supernatural battle that most don’t see if they would even care to pay attention.  There is a darkness coming, but too many are blinded by the effulgence of those bearing a false light.  There were warnings issued, but they were laughed off as conspiracy theories.

A president promised “transformation” and a YouTube v-logger warned of a coming darkness.  Did darkness and transformation come, and were Jeff and Cheryl physically and spiritually prepared?

Get The Sleepwalkers and sequel Eyes Pried Open on Amazon Kindle and paperback here.

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. ~ Matthew 24:4

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Eyes Pried Open – The Sleepwalkers sequel

It’s been months since I’ve blogged and my how time has flown!

My novel The Sleepwalkers has led to a sequel titled Eyes Pried Open which I am planning to release in a matter of days.  The Sleepwalkers left some readers hanging on the proverbial cliff, and maybe the follow-up release will settle that precarious issue – or perhaps it won’t – and that will be up to you dear reader.

Eyes Pried Open - End Times/Christian fiction by author Jim Yackel

Eyes Pried Open – cover by LLPix Designs.

What happened to our intrepid Jeff Seagraves?  How is his wife Cheryl faring without him?  Did the darkness that the Black Mask warned of on YouTube actually fall upon America?  And what is that “strange flu”?  As you watch the nation and the world in this autumn of 2014, is there the chance that the fictionally-cryptic darkness could become a reality?  It’s an understatement to say that these are interesting and unsettling times that we live in.

What follows is the description to Eyes Pried Open:

America was warned but most didn’t listen. Darkness has settled upon the majority of the contiguous fifty states during a brutally cold and snowy winter. Many have frozen or starved to death, or was it the strange flu that killed them?

The military and government agencies have taken control with such rapidity that it seems they must have had prior knowledge that the event that brought darkness was coming. But is it the American government that’s truly in charge?   Has a promised “transformation” finally been achieved? And when a transformation is considered, it it merely geopolitical or are there spiritual and religious elements involved?

Cheryl Seagraves struggles in what could be referred to as the Modern Stone Age. Her husband Jeff donned a black ski mask on YouTube and offered a warning to the nation, and now he’s gone missing. Cheryl is left to care for a young girl that Jeff rescued after the child’s parents were killed by government forces intent on enforcing Martial Law. With her husband gone without a trace, will the strain of caring for the child while she endures the heartbreak of his absence be too much for Cheryl to bear? Will she fall into old vices as a means of coping? Will she be forced to question the faith in Christ that has been her rock and fortress?

Eyes Pried Open picks up where The Sleepwalkers left off, and could be a hint of things to come for an America lulled to sleep in the cozy bed of modern convenience and freedom taken for granted in a world headed into the End Times.

Stay tuned for the official release on Amazon Kindle and paperback.  In the meantime, if you haven’t already, read The Sleepwalkers.

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He Gets “All Shook Up” Over Prophetic Dreams

I haven’t blogged about my book Dead-Ringer here on WordPress.  Why don’t I just let you read the description and who knows – maybe it’ll peak your interest?

Prophetic dreams and visions? Dire warnings of imminent Biblical apocalypse? A musician named Jesse Same, who reluctantly impersonates Elvis Presley for his living, resides in the same small town that was the birthplace of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. We all know that foolish flying monkeys were a part of the journey to the fictional Land of Oz, but could they also serve as legitimate real-life demonic apparitions? Jesse thinks so, as he sees them and things far more foreboding and relative to contemporary America, the world, the occult, secret societies, and the powers that be.  Would anyone – including a local church pastor – even believe him, or would they consider him absurd?
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Jesse has grown weary of the Elvis gig and desires to do something new with his music career. Likewise, he desires to have more time with his young son and that means wrestling him away from his manipulative and controlling ex-wife and her hard-driving new husband. They don’t subscribe to Jesse’s strong faith in Jesus and are troubled that the young son has developed his father’s passionate love for the Lord. How far would the ex and her husband go to keep the young son from Jesse? Would the young boy put himself into great danger in order to be with his dad? Would Jesse ever learn who his own father is?  As this man who is a dead-ringer for the King of Rock-n-Roll dreams prophetic dreams, the supernatural creeps through the cracks in the walls that separate it from the natural realm as those who are bound to this world may soon witness the end of America and the world as they know it. Will the man’s dreams and visions come to pass? Is there any hope for the nation and the individuals who appear in his dreams?

Get Dead-Ringer on Amazon Kindle and paperback

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THE SLEEPWALKERS Available in Kindle and Paperback

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My latest book release, the suspense/thriller The Sleepwalkers is now available at the | Kindle | and | paperback.|  Here is a description of the book:

  What will it take to shake them awake? A diverse demographic and culture of sleepwalkers live a life of alcoholism, drug use, lotto, computer games, smartphones – and in many cases opulence and haughty self-anointing. But the single thread that ties these various demographic groups together is their ignorance to the collapsing economy and world around them. As the year 2013 winds down, there is a darkness that is sweeping America and the world, and these individuals are collectively blinded to it by self-medication and by The Powers That Be through the entertainment and mainstream news media. The darkness is as much supernatural as natural, and seemingly only a few watchmen can see it coming.

A Christian man named Jeff Seagraves toils in a busy convenience store serving those who choose to stay asleep, and while he is awake and aware those who slumber appear to enjoy a higher quality of life and a greater sense of freedom. As they wallow in the trappings of modern convenience and swallow the lies that the government and media feed them, Jeff suffers through anxiety, depression, fear and worry as he struggles to make ends meet. His faith is strong, but he is not free. Could the roots of his failure and despair be as much supernatural as natural? Could much of his malady be linked to his past?

Jeff relies on the alternative media and YouTube for his news as the mainstream does nothing but facilitate the spread of the darkness. Will he encounter someone online who has inside knowledge as to coming events that will change the world? Will there be an event that will shake the sleepwalking populace into consciousness? Will Jeff ever be delivered of his own darkness and used by God to be a source of light when seemingly all light has been extinguished?

If you’d like to read chapter 1 to get a taste, just click on the widget:

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