American Midnight is here!

Great news! My new book, American Midnight, published by Silver Leaf Books, is now available!

Available in Trade Paperback at:
-Barnes and Noble (best price!)
-autographed copy (email me
-Borders (Coming, date pending)

Availabe electronically on:

What’s the book about? Read the back cover:

At eighteen, Tania Peters still carries deep scars from her mother’s tragic death, and when she’s betrayed by someone close, pain and confusion threaten to swallow her whole.  But underneath all the hurt, she senses the hand of purpose on her life and finds hope in an exciting new political movement.

The Unity Party seems to offer everything —tolerance, compassion, and a plan to unite society. But not everyone sees the movement as good. Tania’s two brothers, Jeremy and Greg, have become bitter enemies over the ideals of the Party, and her father, a church pastor, fears that this promised “unity” is a threat to churches across the country.

Tania doesn’t share her father’s faith and sees no room for a loving God in the world she’s come to know. Instead, she gains strength from her rising celebrity within the Unity Party, finding friendship, acceptance, and even the first traces of romance. But none of these things can save her when her extremist brother plots to bring down the Unity Party in their home town of Midian.

Pitted between the Party’s utopian promises and the Christian friends and families who find themselves on the outside of this new American dream, Tania must choose between her long dormant faith in God and her future with the Party.

...But that one decision could cost her everything—including her life.

What are the reviewers saying...

"From Page One to The End, novelists Brandon Barr and Mike Lynch capture the readers’ attention and holds them spellbound! American Midnight is a gripping, beautifully-written story that will sometimes (literally!) leave you breathless. I’m adding this one to my ‘Keepers’ shelf!"
--Loree Lough, author of 74 award-winning novels, including the recently-released Tales of the Heart and Prevailing Love

"A modern mix of 1984 and The Hiding Place, American Midnight is thought-provoking and chilling, a clarion call for today's culture."
--Chawna Schroeder, Imagination Investigation

“This latest work from Brandon Barr and Mike Lynch fulfills their promise as authors.  AMERICAN MIDNIGHT is a big, panoramic novel rich with right questions for our era and with characters we can both cheer for and learn from.”
--Bruce McAllister, author of Dream Baby

''Barr and Lynch are the new dynamic duo of Christian Suspense! What Tim LaHaye and
Jerry Jenkins did for end times writing, Barr and Lynch surpass with American Midnight.  AM is a must read ripped out of today's headlines and masterfully blended with prophetic overtones. Each chapter takes us ever deeper into a web of intrigue...complex and artistically written.  Bible scholar or not Barr and Lynch provide us with not only a great read but also a story that will provoke you to move beyond what you thought was possible.''
--Lisa Collins,

"Torn from tomorrow's headlines, American Midnight is a fast-paced ride with a touch of romance that is sure to hold you enthralled!"
--Amy Deardon, author of A Lever Long Enough

"A riveting political thriller. Barr and Lynch have crafted a convicting and timely tale that will entrance readers of various genres. Be sure to pick up this page-turner at your earliest opportunity...lest time run out all too soon.
--Melissa Meeks, Bibliophile's Retreat

"With conspiracies on every side, suspense, romance and more, American Midnight is a cautionary tale examining family and what it means to take a stand for God.  It handles some difficult questions, but the answers aren't always as neat and pat as we would like."
--Cathi Hassan, Cathi's Chatter

"American Midnight is a non-stop, compelling read. Several times I was running in the wake of the main character’s footsteps, crying with her and cheering her on."
--Paulette Harris, inspirational writer


Kat Heckenbach said...

Woohoo! Yay, Brandon!

KM Wilsher said...

Wonderful!!!! So exciting. You and Mike Lynch rock!

Angie said...

Congratulations. It looks really interesting!

Brandon said...

Hi Kat,
Yeah, finally here!

Hey KM,
haha, and I can't even play an instrument!

Hello Angie,
Thanks! I hope my readers indeed find it very interesting :)

David N Alderman said...

That's awesome! Congrats! :D

Brandon said...

Thanks David :)

Robert Treskillard said...

Duple Congrats, Brandon!

Jessica Thomas said...

Congratulations!! I am intrigued!

logankstewart said...

Congratulations Brandon! The full cover spread looks great. Best of luck to you and Mike.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'd describe it as "Standard Near-Future Persecution Dystopia", a uniquely Christian sub-genre that's been overdone. (All that's missing is to name the President-becoming-Dictator "Six-Sixty-Six.")

I doubt it'll have much crossover appeal into the mainstream. Too conventionally Christian.

Brandon said...

Thanks Robert!

Hey Jessica, I'm glad your intrigued! I was really surprised with how well-received the story was by our reviewers.

Logan, actually that "full cover spread" is just a banner I had a friend make up. I plan on using it at book signings :)

Hello Anonymous(...Ken!), I can pick up on your unique tone from a mile away. Actually, this is not intentionally an "end times story" though a reader can certainly come to that conclusion, this is a story about the growing secularization in America, the loss of freedoms for the sake of unity. But mostly its a story about a girl named Tania trying to discover her purpose under the shadow of a new American culture.
Hope this helps clear up some of your misunderstandings. If you ever read the book, I'd be really curious what you think of it!!

Angie said...

Me again. I left you an award on my blog. A sci-fi award! Check it out.

Brandon said...

Angie :) Thanks for the reward, you have a cool blog...of which I am now following.

Mike Lynch said...

Brandon, I curious about the award Angie gave you. What is her website address.


Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wow! Congrats, Brandon!

Brandon said...

Hey Mike,
Angie's blog is:

Thanks Cecelia!

Mike Lynch said...

Very nice award. Congrats.


Brandon said...

Thanks, "Mikie".

Mike Lynch said...

Yeah, I misspelled my name. You got a problem with that? Well, do you punk?