Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The Prayer Warrior

There is a thin line between the natural and the spiritual realm.

Ms. V., a humble servant of the Lord, has been placed on assignment at Center of Hope Christian Academy.

By day, she serves as a trusted counselor for students, giving them a safe haven to pour out their innermost feelings while providing professional and honest truth wrapped in a firm kindness and love that inevitably draws them closer to Jesus. Not to be outdone, the faculty also bends her ear from time to time.

By night, Ms. V. enters the spiritual realm and takes her place on the battlefield as one of God’s faithful prayer warriors. She wields her whispering sword, slicing through the enemy’s plans to bind the precious hearts under her charge.
Her assignment’s burden on her physical body is taxing, but can she withstand the strain and remain victorious?
Saving souls is her true mission, but at what cost?

Readers are in for a journey of spiritual intrigue and biblical insight as they experience the ramifications of each character’s life-altering decision.

read an excerpt...

“You’ve been talking about your relationship with Kevin, and I understand your struggle, but what have you been talking to Jesus about lately?”

Porch bit her lower lip for a moment, a sign Ms. V. had come to understand as Porcha’s way of considering whether or not to exaggerate the truth.

“I can’t help you if you don’t tell me the truth.” Ms. V. reminded her softly.

Porcha let out a deep breath.

“I haven’t really been talking to Jesus. I mean. I say my prayers in the morning and before I go to sleep, but He’s gone quiet. I don’t hear Him like I used to.” Porcha’s sniffles turned back into sobs.

“Sshh, honey calm down. Why does this make you cry so hard?”

“I think He’s left me. It used to be so easy to talk to Him.”

“Ahh. No. God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us, and He has yet to break any of His promises. I am absolutely sure He wouldn’t begin with you, especially if you’ve been wanting to talk to Him.”

“Then why can’t I hear Him?” Porcha asked in a near whine.

Read an Interview with both authors below

about D. "Tina" Batten...

D. “Tina” Batten is a loving mother, wife, sister, daughter and Mima to her grandchildren. She is a gifted visual storyteller who is passionate about bringing encouraging messages of inspiration and hope to the world.

Tina Batten, a writer for over eighteen years of various dramatic works of performing art via stage, and film, encompasses unique ways of creating fascinating story concepts that touch the heart of most who view or read her work. She is both honored and thrilled to have teamed up with long-time friend, sister in the gospel and co-author Tracy on this phenomenal collaborative book project. With such a humble heart and desire to bring people together in love and unity, Tina Batten will continue her work as a visual storyteller spreading the good news of Jesus Christ one project after the other.


As Always, D. “Tina” Batten gives God All the Glory!


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about Traci Wooden-Carlisle... 

Traci Wooden-Carlisle began writing to publish in 2011 and enjoys writing stories that provoke thought and evoke emotions. Her desire is to draw readers into the lives of her characters and share messages of God’s love, His faithfulness and peace. The messages in her books speak to her way before they speak to her readers.

Traci lives in San Diego with her husband, David. When she isn’t writing she does some light traveling or assists people with their physical fitness, creates graphics, designs pretty things for her jewelry business and swag for authors. 

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An Interview with the Authors

Does this book have a special meaning to you? i.e. where you found the idea, its symbolism, its meaning, who you dedicated it to, what made you want to write it?

The Prayer Warrior has special meaning to me because it is the first book I’ve co-written. The idea wasn’t hard to find since D. Tina Batten and I both have experience with intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare. Of course, there were dramatizations and scenes added for entertainment but we both believe the prayer changes things.

Where do you get your storylines from?

Outside of the main character that came to both of us pretty naturally, the environment and secondary characters came after a lot of discussion and a list we checked off because there were too many people and scenarios for just one book.

Was this book easier or more difficult to write than others?  Why?

D. Tina Batten: This book was challenging. Working with my co-author Traci helped ease the pain because we were able to talk everything out. We wanted to make sure the reader would have an incredible experience reading our book.  I’m happy to say that this book exceeded my expectations.

Do you only write one genre?

D. Tina Batten: Yes, normally. Christian Fiction. But for the most part the storylines may be a fusion of drama, romance and just a hint of comedy. The Prayer Warrior is Christian Fantasy. 

Traci Wooden-Carlisle: Overall I write Christian fiction. My subgenres are women’s fiction, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and speculative fiction.

Give us a picture of where you write, where you compose these words…is it Starbucks, a den, a garden…we want to know your inner sanctum?

Traci Wooden-Carlisle: I love the environment of the college town coffeehouse with plenty of tables for food and studying. It is relatively quiet with free Wi-Fi and a long list of beverage choices.

When the Livingroom is closed, my lap desk is open to all work that needs to be done.

And finally, of course…was there any specific event or circumstance that made you want to be a writer?

Traci Wooden-Carlisle: When I was seven I was misdiagnosed with a reading disorder that had me attending reading tutor sessions once a week after school. A year later is was discovered that I had a sight issue but by then I was reading at the 9th grade level. I became a voracious reader, trying to read anything I could get my hands on. For me, punishment came in the way of no trips to the library, so without anything to read, I would write stories to myself. I still write the same way. A punster all the way.


  1. Thank you for hosting "The Prayer Warrior" today!

  2. This looks like a great novel. Thanks for hosting.

  3. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and the book details, this sounds like a must read for my teen-aged grandchildren and I

  4. Sounds like such an interesting book.

  5. The excerpt and interview sound good.


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