Creston Mapes's second installment of the Rock Star Chronicles, Full Tilt starts right where book 1 ends. At the end of Dark Star, Everett Lester is free from all criminal charges and his prior bondage to drugs. His band has dissolved, and he is planning to marry Karen Bayliss, the young lady who so faithfully witnessed to and prayed for him. So at the beginning of Full Tilt Everett and Karen are married, and Everett has started a new band that he plans to use to share what God has done in his life. The old man is gone; he is new in Christ and wants to show the world how Jesus saved him.
The problem is that the enemy does not want that to happen. Lester has a powerful testimony, and God wants to use it to save more lives. This is a book about battles: spiritual battles, battles with the flesh, even battles with other people. I haven't finished it yet. I mixed up my dates and thought I had a couple more days to read it, so I'm still in the first half of the book.
I have to admit that although I had been intrigued about these books from the first I saw them a few years ago, I like them so much more than I thought I would. They are just so different from what I normally read, and yet they are powerful, inspiring, and entertaining. Creston Mapes is an author with a skill for grabbing the reader and pulling her into the story. I empathize with the characters; they are real and three-dimensional. The story is suspenseful, yet down to earth. It is fast-paced and emotional with a strong Christian theme. Again I would highly recommend this author and this series.
You can pick up the kindle editions of these books on Amazon: Dark Star is $.99, Full Tilt is $2.99, and Nobody is only $2.99 right now as well.
Thanks to Creston Mapes and Mediaguests for providing my review e-copy in exchange for my honest review!