Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Six fun facts about Jancie Sadler, the heroine of Witch’s Moonstone Locket - by Marsha A. Moore

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Six fun facts about the heroine of Witch’s Moonstone Locket—Jancie Sadler
by Marsha A. Moore

She’s the 23-year-old heroine of Witch’s Moonstone Locket, the first book in my series of Coon Hollow Coven Tales. Besides that, she’s a great character for lots of reasons. Here are just a few:

Jancie’s proud of how she was able to be there for her mother while she suffered with and died of cancer. To do that, Jancie had to give a lot. She changed colleges so she could live at home and commute, missing out on fun times with her friends. All that was hard, but she wouldn’t have changed a thing, other than the moment her mom passed when Jancie wasn’t in the room. That missed goodbye eats away at her so much, she reaches out to a witch in Coon Hollow Coven to see if witchcraft can reconnect her to her mother.

Jancie loves her Great Aunt Starla, an elderly relative on her mother’s side. They get together often to enjoy Starla’s homemade cornbread and beans with ham hocks. Over one such evening, Starla shares something that will change Jancie’s life forever—a diary written in the 1930s. The diary tells how Jancie’s great grandmother coped with her own painful loss by seeking out a witch from nearby Coon Hollow Coven. The witch wore the griever’s moonstone locket that allowed whoever could unlock its enchantment to talk with the dead. From that moment, Jancie was determined to see if she could do the same.

Jancie enjoys working in her mother’s herb garden because it makes her feel close to her mom, who recently passed away. The scents of the mint remind Jancie of how her mother filled their home with the herb tucked into vases of flowers. Jancie does the same in the family house that is now hers. She feels her mother’s love as well as some surprising feelings...coming from things she never expected when she takes a closer look at the leaves!

She works as a manager at the main bank in Bentbone, Indiana, a good job, although boring. After a dead-end relationship with a hot but loser boyfriend, Jancie wants to embrace life, find a path that really fits her. When she meets Rowe McCoy, a witch from Coon Hollow Coven, to help her reconnect to her deceased mother, Jancie is more than ready for her life to change.

Jancie’s wardrobe, or lack of wardrobe, drives her crazy. She wishes she could have the easy fashion sense of her BFF Rachelle, who is a natural Bohemian hippie-child. Jancie manages to have enough conservative outfits for work as a bank manager and more than enough running clothes, but the fun clothes seem to date back to high school. And so do the fun times.

Jancie’s dad, Dwayne, has a serious thing about Jancie staying away from witches. Even though she’s twenty-three, he forbids her to go near the local Coon Hollow Coven. And he won’t give a good explanation, which infuriates her. She loves her dad, but his rule is almost impossible to follow. The annual Labor Day coven carnival is about to start, and her friends want to go. And even harder, when Jancie learns a witch from the coven may be able to help her have that lost goodbye with her mother.

Despite her dad's warnings, Jancie cannot turn away from the perilous path before her, filled with magic, danger, and romance. Find out more in Witch's Moonstone Locket!

Witch’s Moonstone Locket
A Coon Hollow Coven Tale, Book One
Marsha A. Moore

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: March 24, 2015

Word Count: 94,000

About the Book:

Twenty-three-year-old Jancie Sadler was out of the room when her mother died, and her heart still longs for their lost goodbye. Aching to ease her sorrow, Aunt Starla gives Jancie a diary that changes her entire life. In entries from the 1930s, her great grandmother revealed how she coped with her own painful loss by seeking out a witch from nearby Coon Hollow Coven. The witch wore the griever’s moonstone locket, which allowed whoever could unlock its enchantment to talk with the dead.

Determined to find that locket, Jancie goes to the coven’s annual carnival held in her small southern Indiana town of Bentbone. This opposes her father’s strict rule: stay away from witches. But she’s an adult now and can make her own decisions. She meets Rowe McCoy, the kind and handsome witch who wears the moonstone. He agrees to let her try to open the locket, but they’re opposed by High Priestess Adara and her jealous desire to possess him.

Desperate for closure with her mother, Jancie persists and cannot turn away from a perilous path filled with magic, romance, and danger.

Meet the Author:

Marsha A. Moore loves to write fantasy and paranormal romance. Much of her life feeds the creative flow she uses to weave highly imaginative tales.

The magic of art and nature often spark life into her writing, as well as watercolor painting and drawing. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and is a registered yoga teacher. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out for an hour or more is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand.

Every day at the beach is magical!

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Spotlight: Famous (Famous, Book 1) by Kahlen Aymes

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FAMOUS by Kahlen Aymes

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About Famous:

Caden Carlisle is a world-renowned superstar with good looks, million dollar movie deals and women throwing themselves at him wherever he goes. He has it all… but wants nothing more than a normal life without the paparazzi and glitz.

Brooklyn Holloway is an up and coming starlet with a solid head on her shoulders and her eyes wide open. It’s all about art for her and she isn’t looking to star in blockbuster films. She’s perfectly happy keeping a low profile and doing indie projects with a message.

When fate throws the two of them together on set; both are unprepared for their undeniable connection. Cade is drawn to Brook’s down-to-earth wholesomeness and she can’t help the irresistible pull of his good looks, sense of humor and chivalrous ways… So, when he begins to think he’s in love with her, resisting is next to impossible, despite being committed to someone else.

Only when filming ends and the world’s fascination with celebrity invades their bubble, can they decide if the emotions they felt on set were scripted, or forever.

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I couldn’t tear my eyes away from Cade.

I’d risen, and he was trying to rush through the crowd toward me, but was having a hard time making his way around all of the people. Part of me was thankful for that. I felt trapped, like I’d die an absolute death if I didn’t make an immediate escape.

I needed to get out of there fast, or soon, I was going to be a sobbing mess. I could feel the misery welling up and threatening to overflow.

I pushed my way through the crowd toward the other end of the bar, toward the entrance and away from Cade. 

"Brook!" he called. "Brook, wait, please!"

I kept going, my eyes on Nathan a few yards in front of me. My vision blurred with tears, but I stumbled through the crowd, pushing my way toward him. 

"Brook! Bloody hell! Stop!" Cade was beside me, and grabbed my arm. 

"Stop... Just wait a second, please." His voice lowered as he looked at the tears running down my face, his scent enveloped me. Finally, I had the courage to meet his eyes but my face crumpled, and I cried hard. 

"Cade, just please, let me go. It's obvious that coming here tonight was a big mistake." My voice broke, and more tears slipped from my lashes. I bowed my head when my shoulders began to shake. I couldn’t stop them from doing that, and it felt humiliating to be standing here, in the middle of a bar, in a place I’d never been, with a couple of hundred eyes boring into me… and worse, to witness what I’d just seen.

"Tell me why you're here," he commanded softly, his finger lifting my chin so I had to look him in the eyes. He looked sad and anxious. "When I saw you, I couldn't believe my eyes." His eyes searched my face, trying to read my mind. "I felt like the earth opened up to swallow me alive."

I tried to speak, but nothing came out. I opened my mouth, closed it, and then shook my head. "It just… It doesn't matter now." I tried again to pull my arm free.

"Goddamn it, Brooklyn! Tell me why you're here!" he pleaded, and grabbed my other arm, which completely prevented me from looking away from his face. We were both breathing hard; standing motionless; as if there was no one else in the room.

Finally, I looked away as I struggled for strength to control the tears in my voice. 

Maybe if I tell him the truth, he'll let me go. 

I turned back to him. "I came here to tell you that what you saw in those photos wasn't real, and that I was ending things with David. That you are who I want to be with." I started to shake, my face crumpled. Cade took me by the shoulders, and pulled me tightly to his chest.

"But from the looks of things, you're doing just fine. It didn't take you long, did it?" A small sob escaped, as I resumed in earnest. "I thought I was going to surprise you for your birthday, but it looks like I'm the one getting the big surprise." 

 I was angry and hurt; my heart shattered into a million shards that ripped through my flesh and left me bleeding. I renewed my struggles to get free of him, but he was too strong. He moved me away a little to look in my eyes, his brow low over his eyes and his mouth.

"Brook, what was I supposed to think? You never said you were mine. How was I to know? Those pictures were like reliving the entire last year as I watched you with him when I wanted you for myself!"

"After the way it was between us... the way it felt! You saw how my heart was breaking when you left. After that, how could you doubt me? You don't trust me at all."

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I’m a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She’s amazing in every way.

I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration. 

I’ve always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.

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Spotlight & Giveaway ~ The Heartbroken Cowboy by Melissa Keir ~ Part of the #99Cent Boxed Set ~ Cowboy Up 2

Saddle Up with the best-selling authors who brought you Cowboy Up… And fall for Six more Cowboys ready to steal your heart!

Genre: Romance

About Good Ride, Cowboy by Allison Merritt:

Sometimes all you need is one good ride to clear your head.

About Cowboy in Waiting by Leslie P. Garcia:

She’d buried a hero. She wasn’t looking for another. But her cowboy in waiting was far from a hero…

About Cowboy in Trouble by Autumn Piper:

A cowboy on the run and a girl on the rebound make for a messy fling.

About A Cowboy’s Heaven by Sara Walter Ellwood:

From the hell of lost love, can they find heaven together?

About Cowboy Proud by D’Ann Lindun:

She left town to chase her dreams… He stayed and ignored his… Can they find their dreams together?

The first book, Cowboy Up, featured cowboys from every walk of life-Border Patrol Agents, Equine Therapists, Farmers… Cowboy Up 2 features sexy men who are ready to steal your heart!

The hero of The Heartbroken Cowboy has his own issues. He’s a recovering alcoholic who allows stress to push him off the wagon. But he’s still determined to latch on to the one woman whose secret could send him back to the bottle.

Johnson O’Neill was a minor character in The Heartsong Cowboy (Cowboy Up book 1) and while he came off as a grouchy guy, he deserved his own happily ever after…but not without some work. In The Heartbroken Cowboy, we learn why he’s angry at women and cheer for him to find the one woman who will give him a run for his money!

About The Heartbroken Cowboy by Melissa Keir:

Love isn’t found at the bottom of a bottle…

Johnson O’Neill joined The Heartsong Ranch to escape his addiction. One night at a friend’s wedding, stress causes him to fall off the wagon and into the arms of the woman of his dreams.

Debra Donahue lost her husband to alcohol then pulled herself up by her bootstraps becoming a million-dollar selling real estate agent. One night with a sexy cowboy and a bottle of whiskey, Debra falls hard.

Can an alcoholic cowboy and a brokenhearted woman find love despite their fears? Or will the bottom of a bottle claim another happily ever after?

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“I don’t drink, but could use a strong one, right now. Not this sissy stuff.” He lifted the glass to his lips, downed the contents, and shoved his now-empty champagne flute away before he leaned in toward her. The smell of alcohol on his breath hinted that he’d already had too much to drink. “Know anyone around here with some whiskey?” The dark sapphire of his eyes chilled her. This was a man used to getting what he wanted. “I’d even share.” His voice deepened and became husky with his offer and she shivered.“I don’t drink with men I don’t know.” Debra stuck out her hand. “I’m Debra, and you are?”

The man grabbed another glass of champagne off a passing waiter’s tray and guzzled the drink in one swallow. “The name’s Johnson O’Neill. Now about that whiskey.” He reached out and drew her up to standing then tugged her in close to him. Wrapping his arm around her back, he moved her body in a slow two-step motion.

Debra gazed into his eyes. “You don’t have to seduce me for the whiskey.” She stepped out of his embrace and put her hands on her hips. She frowned.

“That’s not why I drew you into my arms. You were tapping your foot when I arrived—and I thought you might like a dance. A pretty woman like you shouldn’t be sitting alone.” He stretched his palm out again in a plea.

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Meet the Author:

Melissa Keir has always wanted to be an author when she wasn’t hoping for a career as a race car driver. Her love of books was instilled by her mother and grandparents who were avid readers. She’d often sneak books away from them so that she could fantasize about those strong alpha males and plucky heroines. In middle school and high school, Melissa used to write sappy love poems and shared them with her friends and still has those poems today! In college her writing changed to sarcastic musings on life as well as poems with a modern twist on fairy tales and won awards for her writing. You can find many of these musings along with her latest releases on her website and blog. Her stories feature small towns and happily ever after!

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About Book 1, Cowboy Up:

Six men as tough as the west…Six women who know how to Cowboy Up.

A book bundle featuring some of the hottest Western authors around. Each story is unique. The bundle goes from sweet to sizzling with a story sure to please every fan of Western Romances.

About Always, Cowboy by Allison Merritt:

The past is better left behind, unless it offers a brighter future.

About A Cowboy’s Heart by Leslie Garcia:

Teenage lovers torn apart by betrayal. Have seventeen years changed everything—or nothing?

About The Heartsong Cowboy by Melissa Keir:

Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?

About Cowboy Trouble by Autumn Piper:

She’s decided to make some bad choices this weekend.

About Chasing a Cowboy by Sara Walter Ellwood:

He’s running from heartbreak. She’s chasing after love… Their hearts will never be the same.

About Cowboy Bred, Cowboy Born by D’Ann Lindun:

Freedom or family? Only love can make the choice.

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#99Cent Sale Spotlight ~ Reluctant Prince by Dani-Lyn Alexander

~ Virtual Book Tour for Reluctant Prince ~

Book is on sale for $.99 until April 30, 2015

About Reluctant Prince:

Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.

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“Miss.” A hand fell on her shoulder. “Are you all right? Do you need help?”

Ryleigh shook her head and kept walking, stepping carefully in the ridiculous pumps she’d chosen that morning. One shoe snagged on something and pulled free of her foot. She kicked off the other shoe and made her way into the corridor.

A crowd was moving one direction, so Ryleigh joined them. Some cried softly as they trudged through piles of debris. Others helped injured co-workers and friends, and some plowed through everyone in their haste to get out. A big man with a crew cut shoved her aside, and when she reached out to steady herself against the wall, she dropped the cloth she’d had pressed against her head.
Her head cleared a little. Okay. She could do this. Though the elevator stood open, the shaft was empty. Everyone bypassed it and entered a stairwell at the end of the corridor. Would Mia try to come up and find her? Goosebumps covered her. No. She would stay where she was or leave. She’d never try to come up. Would she? Adrenaline shot through Ryleigh, and she increased her pace, heedless of her bare feet. She’d only gone down two steps when the world rocked again. Clutching the railing tightly, she pressed her body against the wall as chaos erupted around her.

“Get out of the way…go, go, go…move…here, let me help you…no, wait, don’t move…stop pushing.” Rumbling. Tearing. Screaming. People pushed and shoved. The woman in front of her panicked and tried to run. She fell, and several people tumbled down the stairs in a domino effect. Fragments rained down on them. Holding onto the banister for dear life, Ryleigh crouched and tried to shield her head.

Meet the Author:

Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.

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Virtual Book Tour: The Nines by: Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon

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The Nines
by: Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon

Book Information:

Publication Date: April 13, 2015
Published by: Short on Time Books
Genre: Romantic Suspense

About The Nines:

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon team up to bring readers a new breed of antiheroes…THE NINES. Vengeance is mine not the Lord’s. It’s what I breathe for. It’s what I’m still living for. I live for the moment when I will literally have his eye for mine. It’s been two years. Two long and difficult years, but my plan is nearly complete. When I’m not in a hospital having doctors try to repair my ravaged body I spend my time on the computer, doing hacking jobs for large corporations and governments who don’t want to get their hands dirty or be associated with a job if things go sideways. But they don’t have any reason to worry. I’m meticulous, so I’ll never get caught. Just one thing stands in my way: The mysterious young woman without a past who desperately wants to be part of my future. I just need to figure out why… 

THE NINES is an ongoing romantic suspense series. 

Each book can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as PART OF THE SERIES.

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Meet the Author:

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Mueller Bryson writes romance novels under four pen names: Dakota Madison, Savan-nah Young, Sierra Avalon and Ren Monterrey.  She lives in a small town outside of Phoenix, AZ with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Now Scheduling a Pre-Order/Cover Reveal Blitz for VOICES by Clarissa Johal

Now Scheduling a Pre-Order and Cover Reveal Blitz for 

VOICES by Clarissa Johal

Book Information:

Genre: Paranormal Psychological Suspense
Author: Clarissa Johal
Editor: Bobbie Metevier
Published by Permuted Press May 2015
ISBN: 9781618685698
Pages: 264


Sometimes the ghosts from your past…are real.   
Moira Flynn is arrested for attacking a door-to-door solicitor with a knife. She claims a voice told her the man was intent on assaulting her. The trouble is, she was the only one that heard that voice. Moira strikes a plea bargain and is sent to a psychiatric hospital for voluntary treatment. Dr. Richard Cassano is hesitant to treat her as schizophrenic, as she does not show the standard symptoms. As their sessions progress, Moira confesses there are two voices—and they aren’t voices in her head, but the voices of ghosts. Are they imaginary? Or are they actual spirits, attached to her for reasons of their own? As Moira’s doctor uncovers more of her past, he begins to realize that her ghosts are real. And one of them is determined to drag Moira into the afterlife with him.

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Blog Blitz with Excerpt & #Earring #GIVEAWAY: Stealing the Moon & Stars ~ A Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino Novel ~ by Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens

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A Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino Novel
Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens

About the Story:

Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino, Scottsdale private eyes, are hired to find out who’s stealing from the Moon & Stars Children’s Foundation. Foundation employees are suspected, but just as the pieces start falling into place, Jordan discovers a hidden agenda that puts her in the cross-hairs of a crime lord. Who can she trust?

Everyone has a dangerous secret, and the bodies are piling up. Even her partner, Eddie Marino, has a dark and mysterious past. Does she dare act on their attraction? Will it destroy their partnership?
The two have landed in a hornets’ nest. Nothing to do now but stir it up.

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Jordan gulped in the cool night air. Her limbs went weak and shaky. She didn’t trust herself to speak, and when she did, her voice shivered. “He threatened me. Us. Did he mean it?” She looked into Eddie’s eyes and saw the truth. “He’ll come after us if we don’t back off, won’t he?”

Eddie put his arms around her and pulled her against him. He was solid and comforting, and ever so warm.

A shiver of fear ran through her. Eddie cupped her hand in his and took her car keys. He tossed his own keys to Tank then led her back to her car and guided her into the passenger seat before he got in behind the wheel.

She turned to him, scared to death and not ashamed to admit it. “My God. What have I gotten us into?”

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Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens are the authors of The Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino Novels from Camel Press. The two Arizona writers began working together when they figured out two heads are better (and faster) than one. 

“We work together side-by-side, word-by-word, literally finishing each others’ sentences. Laughter and sarcasm abound during writing sessions, with occasional disagreements, sometimes involving right crosses or karate/ninja moves. Partners in crime have never had it so good.”

Their hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, home of the rich and famous as well as the calculating and criminal, is the perfect setting for this series. The detective team in their novels, Jordan Welsh, maverick heiress, and Eddie Marino, a graduate from the school of hard knocks, are ideally suited to the Scottsdale lifestyle and to each other. 

Look for Stealing the Golden Dream, Book 2 in the Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino series coming May 15, 2015. Also in 2015, Mystic Mayhem, A Mystic Isle Mystery from Gemma Halliday Publishing. And Kangaroo Dreaming, A Digby Sloan Novel.







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Book Blast & Giveaway: WIND CATCHER by Jeffrey Altabef & Erynn Altabef

About Wind Catcher:

Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.

When she stumbles upon a series of murders, she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage.

Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories her grandfather has been telling her.

All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average—could never be average.

Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her destiny as the Chosen.

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A square mirror hangs over the sink, but it’s an enemy. I don’t want to see who I’ve become, so my gaze stays fixed down toward the sink. Unfortunately, the blood-smeared faucet is shiny, stainless, and reflects back an image of myself anyway. I glare deep into my eyes, leaning close to the faucet to study them. They look familiar, but as I pierce them more deeply, a hollowness appears that has never been there before. It scares me.

People change. Sometimes they change over the course of a lifetime, and other times change happens swiftly because of a single momentous event. I’m not the same person I was just a few days ago. Too much has happened, too many lies revealed. Truths, solid and real, have crumbled away before me and left behind falsehoods, shadows, and a future as uncertain as a prisoner on death row waiting for a pardon.

The pendant Sicheii gave me flops out from underneath my shirt. It was supposed to protect me. I grip it until my knuckles turn white.

Knock! Knock! Knock!

“Juliet, we’ve got to talk, Love. We need to come up with a story for the police.”

Just a few days ago, I was an average teenaged girl who looked forward to her sixteenth birthday, hoping for a little freedom and a chance to get a driver’s license.

Being average is a joke. I will never be average. I was never average....

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Meet the Authors:

Wind Catcher: A Chosen Novel is a joint project between the father/daughter team of Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef. Jeff Altabef is an award winning author who has two published thrillers. He has a column on The Examiner focused on writing, and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. Erynn Altabef is an avid reader, dancer, and community activist who has just earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. When she’s not in High School, she loves reading, performing in school musicals, baking, and watching movies with her friends.

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