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Darkness Calls the Tiger: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Darkness Calls the Tiger by Janyre Tromp, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Darkness Calls the Tiger

Title: Darkness Calls the Tiger: A Novel of World War II Burma
Janyre Tromp
Kregel Publications
Release Date:
May 14, 2024
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Imperial Japan devours the southern portion of Burma, intent on taking over mainland Asia. Unaware of the coming darkness, Kailyn Moran drifts in her role as the only daughter of a widowed missionary. 

As whispers of war snake through the Kachin mountains, Kai's father is convinced God will protect the mission. He entrusts the village to her and the kind yet inexperienced new missionary, Ryan McDonough, while he makes routine visits to neighboring villages. 

War descends like a tempest upon the mountain peaks, and an unbreakable bond forms between Kailyn and Ryan as they unite to provide solace to both villagers and the flood of refugees. Despite their tireless efforts, a brutal enemy shatters almost everything they love, pushing Kailyn to embark on a path of unrestrained vengeance. 

Afraid he's losing the woman he loves, Ryan fights to protect Kai from the deadly consequences of her choices. But in the face of destruction, can he convince her of the power and freedom of forgiveness? 

"Evocative and transportive, filled with nuance and spiked with the violence of war, Darkness Calls the Tiger is a story of redemption in the midst of hopelessness." --Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author

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About the Author

Janyre Tromp

Janyre Tromp is a developmental book editor who has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, spending time in both marketing and editorial. She's the author of Shadows in the Mind's Eye and contributor to It's a Wonderful Christmas, a Christmas novella collection with other award-winning authors, including Julie Cantrell and Lynne Gentry. When she isn’t writing, she’s a Bible study leader, writers conference speaker, ACFW member, wife, and mom of two kids and their menagerie of slightly eccentric pets.

Connect with Janyre at janyretromp.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Author Guest Post

When I started writing what became Darkness Calls the Tiger, I had a tall order—find a WWII story that folks haven’t heard of yet.  

As I brainstormed, my mom said something about a friend of a friend doing something in India during WWII. Being the know-it-all that I am, I immediately said, “I don’t think so.” But I reached out anyway.  

Wouldn’t you know? There’s an entire theater of WWII I’d never even heard of (Mom knows best). 

Although the warriors in Burma (modern-day Myanmar) are the genesis of modern US Special Forces tactics, the China-Burma-India theater is often called the Forgotten War. It’s a theater full of heroism, bravery, undersupplied troops, and the slimmest stretch of mountainous land in which to stand up to the Imperial Japanese army. 

In that stretch of Himalayan mountains, lived a variety of ethnicities and small groups of missionaries committed to being part of the villages. Those missionaries are why the mountain people fought for the Allies and largely credited as to why mainland Asia didn’t fall. 

In the book, my main character, Kailyn Moran, is one of those missionaries who loves the villagers. . . and then watches everything she loves be destroyed. I love that the book cover so perfectly captures the vibe of Darkness Calls the Tiger. The tiger? She’s 100% Kai at the midpoint of the book. 

For the mountain people, the tiger is a legendary character that Kai has always been unwillingly been attached to. The legend speaks of a time so dark, the sun will turn his back on the mountains and swallow the moon. The people say it is then that the sharaw—tiger’s little sister bound in the form of a woman—will come prowling, exacting revenge on the darkness. 

When Imperial Japan attacks and destroys almost everything she loves, Kai accepts the persona of the sharaw and descends into unrestrained vengeance . . . But Ryan, a fellow missionary, fights to protect Kai from the deadly consequences of her choices. Can he convince her of the power and freedom of forgiveness?  

Ultimately Darkness Calls the Tiger is a heart-breaking, hope-filled story steeped in true history and real legends that I hope you all enjoy! 

Evocative and transportive, filled with nuance.” 

~Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author 

A chilling, heart-aching tale, readers will be well rewarded pushing this to the top of their 2024 TBR pile.”  

~Jaime Jo Wright, Author of Christy Award-Winning novel, The House on Foster Hill 

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(1) winner will win a signed copy of Darkness Calls the Tiger, a bookmark, and other book-themed goodies!

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Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 13, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 20, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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