The Prayer Warrior


The Prayer Warrior

by Traci Wooden-Carlisle and D. Tina Batten

GENRE:   Speculative fiction

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.

Enjoy 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.

About the Authors:

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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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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Q&A With the Authors: 

What was your inspiration for writing this book? 


As a visual storyteller in the faith-based genre, my inspiration comes from the Lord. I’m a dreamer and receive a lot of ideas, stories and inspiration while I’m sleeping in my dreams. That is when I received the concept for this story of The Prayer Warrior. Then, together with sister Traci, we developed the story together.



My co-author and I wanted to write about what we know. Spiritual warfare. Though this is a work of fiction both of us have years of experience as intercessors and have witnessed the supernatural power that the Holy Spirit moves with in battles. Though the battles in this book are of a dramatic depiction of what we have sometimes seen in the spiritual realm the war is the same. The battle for souls is real.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?


I enjoyed writing this book with my long-time dear friend and sister in the gospel Traci. It was such a joy working with her. After over 20 years of friendship, who would have known? Not us. It was truly ordained by the Lord and I believe that to my core.


I love creating characters that are as real as you best friend. I love creating quirky characters with enough courage to always say what they feel but most of all I love when characters shape themselves even as the story is evolving. This is what I love most about this book.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?


I can see a graphic novel in the near future ;-)


I am currently working on the next segment of my series Promises to Zion, a Christian women’s saga that has spanned decades.

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?


Shhh! Traci and I are talking about writing another book in the series.


(Makes zipping of the lips motion then looks up and away)

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?


I would like the readers to know that when my Traci and I wrote this book, we truly kept the readers in mind. We constantly looked at their point of view when writing the book. Our prayer is that they love the book and enjoy the journey of Ms. V. 


Imagination is a gift that will take you anywhere and allow you to revisit the places you love so go the places you want to. Not the places you don’t want to.


Traci Wooden-Carlisle and D. Tina Batten will be awarding $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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