Book One – Holding the Future Hostage

“Holding the Future Hostage”






A Mystical Bottle…

A Teenage Beauty…

A Criminal…

A Universe of Pursuit.

When a teenage girl finds an enchanting perfume Vial, her world is thrown into chaos. Friends become enemies; enemies become friends. Trust is what she needs most – and what she can’t find.

Through a series of deadly experiences, she discovers that this Vial plays a vital role in deciding the fate of many. Murder and betrayal surround her – hundreds try to claim her very life. A test of determination awaits…. Will she survive?

Visions of the future, attacks, kidnappings, travel, explosions, and murder fill this page-turning novel with suspense and surprise.

Genre: Christian fiction, science fiction, action-adventure

Age-range: 10 and up (enjoyed by adults and children alike)

Author: Tialla Rising

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One of my all-time favorite authors, Charlotte Bronte, sums up my thoughts in this quote: “…the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master – something that at times strangely wills and works for itself…. As for you the nominal artist – your share in it has been to work passively under dictates you neither delivered nor could question – that would not be uttered at your prayer, nor suppressed nor changed at your caprice.  If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.”

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22 thoughts on “Book One – Holding the Future Hostage

  1. Sounds fascinating! I always respect young writers. I’m 19 and did NaNoWriMo last year, but nowhere near the quality I would ever consider publishing. Hope you get a great deal and become rich, affluent and successful!

    • I’ve been thinking about NaNoWriMo, actually I almost did it last year, but I’ve been so crammed with school and getting my novel ready for publication, it would’ve been insane. I’m finally secured with a publisher so I’m pretty happy. I don’t really know if it’ll be a big hit or not, I hope so, but I just want to publish it. Thanks for commenting! 🙂


  2. Tialla, I agree with you. though I happen to be one of those who comes up with a title only *after* I write it…I think. In fact, I’m writing one now, just sort of as a side thing. I can’t wait till yours comes out, and I did promise you that I would read it. how is the publishing coming?

  3. Hey Tia!

    I can’t wait to see how your book turns out! What you have shown me in the past is very cool….so the whole thing must be awesome!

    You said that you didn’t want to be too preachy. What do you mean by that? The Gospel will offend, but it needs to be proclaimed clearly in everything a Chrsitian does, so don’t be afraid if someone isn’t comfortable reading it. Everyone prays and has faith in something, but I would encourage you to make sure that there is evidence that the god that your characters are praying to is the only God, Jesus Christ, through whom comes salvation. I know that lots of people get confused when someone prays and/or mentions God wondering “which god?” and “what is their religion?” so representing God correctly is important.

    I’m not trying to be all preachy, but please, don’t settle for someone not getting a clear picture of the God you are referencing just because you don’t want them to feel offended or uncomfortable. Maybe you have already done all these things and know that God is pleased with the way he is represented in your book, but I felt like I needed to say something….so I did.

    Anyway, I bet your book is * amazing * !!!!!!!! I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for keeping me so entertained with your posts. You are a good writer (well, duh, you wrote a whole book 😛 ;)). Happy trails!!!!!


    • Thanks for stopping by again, Ayce! 😀

      Hmm, well…. first off, I wrote this page about a year ago while I was taking narcotic pain medication, so I don’t quite remember what it says. :/ But, I probably wrote that, because I want everyone to be comfortable reading my book – including non-believers. My book will not be a theological book – it’ll be a novel with a Christian perspective. I wrote it in a way to where people will absolutely know which God I’m referencing and which God has helped me write it – but it’s also going to be a book non-believers will be fine with reading (I hope). My wish is to get it into the hands of everyone and even if they might not believe what I’m writing, the influence will still be there. I don’t want people to be offended by my book. I want them to see the gracious and loving God that’s ready to receive them if they’ll just call on Him.

      btw, thanks! I’m hoping my book will be *amazing* – and if it’s not, well, God will use it where it’s needed, right? 🙂 I’m slightly confused by your last statement – “happy trails”??? 😀 😛 thanks for commenting Ayce!


  4. Hey Tia!

    Thanks for helping me understand what you meant! I’m sure you know what you are doing as far as Christian perspective in your book goes. I can’t wait to read it!

    Oh and Happy Trails is from Roy Rogers, which I have never watched but know lots about. :):):):):)

  5. Hey! Gotta say, I love your blog! AND, it would be *awesome* to read your novel. I did NaNoWriMo this year, and am in the middle of a fantasy novel. Which (hopefully, if I can finish it in time) I’ll publish through CreateSpace 🙂 We’ll see. But keep me posted about your book! I’ll definitely be back to your blog xD
    ❤ Paperclip101

    • Hey thanks! I’m so happy that you’re interested in my novel! If only I can finish the editing… ugh, it’s takes *forever*. 😡 But I will finish it – I’m determined to have it done before next year, my senior year of high school. That would be ridiculously hectic with college applications and stuff. Anyway, I’d *love* to read your novel as well!! I love fantasy, so it sounds awesome. Plus, I’m so glad your going with CreateSpace as well. I’d recommend them to anyone – they’re the most amazing company I’ve ever come across.

      Thanks for commenting!


  6. So cool(: I am a homeschooler and also a fellow start-stories-but-never-finish-them kinda girl. I love writing and it’s about the only thing I’m good at, I think. Can’t wait to read your book someday!

    Best Wishes!

    • Wow, sounds like we have a lot in common! I’ve met so many homeschoolers through blogging…. it’s unbelievably awesome. I never knew there were so many on the blogosphere! I will definitely check out your blog. What kind of stuff do you like to write?

      Thanks for commenting, CJ!


        • That’s sounds cool. Yeah the main character in my book is a Christian teenager also. 🙂 I know how that is – I put so much of myself into my writing that at times I end up describing myself! 😉


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