Soleil’s novel Limbo Jubilee is a psychological drama written from the perspective of the West Virginian born Neala, who has to overcome the trauma and loss inflicted upon her at an early age and later becomes a psychologist in Arizona while still trying to find herself and her place in the world. While I won’t spoil it entirely, I do have to point out that she isn’t entirely successful, and the book becomes a narrative that slowly unwinds in the same way she does. Slowly, until finally it spirals to a fitting conclusion at the end of the book.
I was quickly taken in by Neala’s story, even as it is interwoven with her growing madness as her psyche breaks down. I was able to easily empathize with her character. You want her to pull through, and heal herself, like she promises she should at the beginning. Neala means Champion—the heroine should be a champion—but midway, as she begins to unravel you know it’s going to end in tears as she loses touch with reality, becomes convinced that she isn’t real, and eventually loses herself bit by bit until there is nothing left except something she has called the “Choisi”. This is wistful and somewhat somber but utterly compelling.
The book and narrative reminds me a lot of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam because I felt like it carried much the same tone. Fans of Atwood’s work in that series will enjoy Limbo Jubilee as I did. In between the rational and recognizable are snippets of what really is happening.
The start of all of this is heavily foreshadowed in the first chapter, beginning with her trying to help her dying Aunt Betsy, and it is in this chapter that the seeds of her eventual anorexia and the lifelong battle with it are planted, as are the seeds of what will come later in the book. I had to read the beginning a few times to catch all the colorful nuances and each time I did, I found another snippet and hint of the prods and disconnects that eventually are Neala’s undoing by the end of the book. While it isn’t a book for the faint of heart, it is definitely one with plenty of potential that needs to be on the bookshelf of anyone that appreciates a complex and thought-provoking read. Not one word isn’t there that doesn’t serve a purpose — Limbo Jubilee has been masterfully written.
Pages: 193 | ASIN: B07ZTTK6BB
Evah & the Unscrupulous Thwargg follows a girl who’s haunted by disturbing visions and finds she has a connection to a supernatural tribe. What was the inspiration for the mystery at the heart of this thrilling story?
Well, there was a white conservative county that I lived in for a while. The banks, the courts, churches, social services, and police department operated with extreme bias through an interconnected gossip circle. Businesses could be destroyed and people singled out and ultimately ruined. This even happened in the family courts. Where it was not uncommon for a parent to hear law advisors and officials tell them, “You have to understand that you will never win in this county. You have to try and take your case somewhere else.” Children were lost and parents socially vilified to the point of being provoked towards some illegal response. The society we live in has a big hurt about parents who don’t stick around in their kids life, but there are some places that aid in ruining that fragile bond and alienate parents from their kids. I thought what was going on in that town couldn’t really happen. It seemed completely monstrous and unreal. I learned that the social services department had been investigated by federal authorities for sharing privileged client information by leaving open files on desks for other people to read and from their the community started their campaign of ill will against the client. It was done that way so negative community experience could not be traced back to officials with direct access to client information. Essentially it was a lynch mob experience.
This core idea developed about an internal group in the political structure that abused its power. Such an internal power could motivate elections and get people murdered if they tried to expose what was going on; or kill themselves out of desperation. Unfortunately, the most innocent would lose tremendously as the cabal pursued its agenda. And of course they would think they were always doing the right thing.
Evah is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind her character development?
I feel very deeply for children who come from broken homes. The kids who get the worst part of an unsettling dispute between parents. It has the potential to lead to social alienation and a loss of trust in any redeemable human quality. It’s a condition that permeates into adult life, causing unfortunate cycles of pain. Above that she’s a girl that just feels different and her differences scare her a little. I guess that’s a struggle for many kids. It was for me at certain stages. We seek to understand what is different about us or why and if our differences have anything of value to them for the world. I personally believe that everybody is called for something in this world and we can all feel more than a little lost before we find some purpose and a tribe. With Evah’s story I wanted to share with the reader that they are not alone and sometimes there are extraordinary factors stranger than fiction that goes on in a persons life. Sometimes we find answers that bring us peace and sometimes we don’t but there is love in the world.
I enjoyed the balanced themes of good and evil in this story. What were some themes that were important to you to explore in this book?
Thank you. Good and evil is something I believe really is a conflict on a most essential level. I’m glad you found something in that that clicked in a personal way. I wanted to write a story that dealt with challenging issues and at the same time keeps the reader entertained. There were three different thematic nexuses. Those of personal, social and political. This is a book about the marginalized (even among the elite), how they respond to their conflict and where grace may be found. Where hope may be found. In many ways that grace is love but even the bravest love has its obstacles and sacrifices. This is a book focused on the feminine development in relationship to the world as a child and as a young adult. The struggle for identity is a universal one though, too. At the core of the tale is how innocence either in a child or the innocence remaining in grown ups can be taken advantage of. For me it begs the question how shall innocence persevere and what will become of a society void of innocence? There is, at one of the most difficult times for Evah, a meeting with the divine. As we go through our lives even as believers in God or the spirit world we wonder if a higher power cares at all and the mystery of it rips us apart when our struggles are deep.
We are living in a world where things we believe in are falling apart before our eyes. We are challenged to believe in priests. The heroes we look up to are exposed as perverts, even murderers. What’s worse now, is that we don’t even know what is real with the current use of misinformation and deep fakes living in a post-truth world. What is innocence to do? Where is its refuge?
There were many themes in the book and they were important to me but if you’re a reader know that there is a lot of fun too. I was just taught as an artist that work should be informed with relevant issues. There’s a talking animal, adventures on strange worlds, supernatural battles, the discovery of awesome abilities and some cool technology but there are important themes too. Here are just some of them. Women’s struggle for identity in a universe that longs to fall back into convenient male modes of control, wrestling with cultural and social alienation, the complexity of living with coexisting spiritual or religious structures, colonialism, abuses of power that destroy lives on a personal and social level, unexplained connections between people who love each other such as psychic phenomena, the struggle to find personal perspective and agency as one matures despite external influence, the dead end choices many people of ethnicity and lower economic strata have to wrestle with and the loss of accurate cultural history that has been rewritten by historians of conquering parties.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
Some readers have expressed an interest in reading a sequel to this book. I’m working the kinks out of the outline for the second book now. It’s titled Kahtura and the Magmakyte Cult and tells the story of the new tribal queen’s rise as it coincides with cataclysmic events in the Spirean planetary system. But right now it is questionable whether it will be completed. Unfortunately, I am dealing with cyber stalkers on Goodreads that seem to be pretty dedicated to destroying my book ratings with one star reviews. Unless Amazon and Goodreads are able to stop what is going on I have the feeling any new book produced may only be killed getting out of the gate. Essentially these circumstances could turn the next book into an expensive unsalable product. I am happy that I wrote Evah & the Unscrupulous Thwargg as a stand alone. It was important to me that the book had a satisfying resolution. So, though there is a great deal of story that can be added and explored it has a finale that leaves the lead characters transformed and Evah’s greatest personal struggle is resolved. Thank you for talking with me and happy reading. Stay safe out there as the country reopens.
The Blood of the Nephilim follows a man who’s never been sick and a billionaire that wants to profit off of it. How did the idea for this novel start and change as you wrote?
The idea started as I was researching blood types, as I have the rarest blood type AB-, and I wanted to know where the blood types originated from. What I found out was that the Rh- factor is only found in a very small percentage of the population worldwide. There are theories that it was a mutation somewhere during the evolution of mankind but there is no definitive proof of that. And the one ancient alien theory states that it comes from aliens breeding with humans. The story started out with the young boy never getting sick and how he had a passion for archaeology and eventually searching those sites mentioned by ancient alien theorists. As I began getting into the background I thought how interesting it would be if a billionaire found out about this person and decided he wanted his blood to create a serum for all of the wealthy people so they never have to worry about ever getting sick.
I enjoyed the interplay between science and religion in this book. What were some themes you wanted focus on in this story?
I wanted to focus on themes that are present in society today. One is how people perceive the wealthy as having so much power to do anything that they want by generally using their wealth to influence the laws, property values and politicians and never feeling any repercussions. So I imagined how one wealthy person would use his money and influence to create a serum from a person’s blood so that he would never get sick again. Of course by saying he would help all mankind everyone trusted him.
Another theme I wanted to focus on was the ancient alien theme. If you look back at many of the religious writings many can be interpreted in ways of showing that aliens did come to this planet and interacted with mankind. For example the book of Enoch talks about fallen angels interacting with man and taking wives as well as in the book of Gensis. The Nephilim were known as fallen angels or spirits in the bible and in Arabic they are called Jinn. The offspring of the Nephilim and the human wives they took were said to be giants. Of course this one of many theories about them.
What were some goals you set for yourself as a writer with this book?
One of my goals was to have people who read the book see that things are not always as they seem. Perhaps the things we read in the ancient texts could have been about aliens who came to help mankind. How did the Rh- negative factor actually come about? There are theories but no definitive proof of how such a small percentage of the population has it. What I want is for people to look at the world and not take what someone says as truth but to do their own research and come to their own conclusion. Many people take what the so called talking heads say as truth when in fact many of them are paid entertainers.
What is the next novel that you are working on and when will it be available?
I have a few ideas that I am working on right now but I believe the next one will be a mystery that revolves around an author. I hope to start outlining it soon and having it down in the fall of this year.
A scientist investigates archaeological sites that could have been built by aliens. No one knows why he has never been sick a day in his life. A billionaire believes his blood is the secret to perfect health. And, he wants it.
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Evah & the Unscrupulous Thwargg follows a young girl who must contend with bullies while being haunted by disturbing visions. She slowly uncovers a connection she has with an ancient tribe of people who were exterminated. She must find out why she’s been chosen, overcome the strange phenomena plaguing her life and take control of her destiny.
Longoria Wolfe has written a compelling science fiction story that is supported by a curious mystery which unravels through a thrilling adventure. When the book started I thought Evah was a fairly straightforward character, but I was pleasantly surprised when her character quickly gained complexity as her connection to the supernatural tribe was revealed and events are set in motion which provide compelling obstacles for her to overcome.
Evah & the Unscrupulous Thwargg is an immersive story that efficiently handles backstory so that we can focus on character development as well as the eerie mystery at the heart of this riveting novel. I admit that I had to stretch my imagination a bit because some of the things, and places, Evah encounters along the way superbly capture a fantastical surrealism that I wasn’t prepared for.
What I enjoyed the most was how everything is kept grounded by motivations I could understand. Even the strange aliens had desires I think readers can relate to, and with that I was reeled into a fast paced story that I heartily enjoyed.
Exceptional storytelling elevates this odd story line into a novel that is unique and hard to put down. I hope there’s a sequel in the works as this story left me wanting more of this world. Longoria Wolfe is able to twist common story tropes and prose into something that strangely intriguing. This is a thrilling science fiction story that I would recommend to readers seeking an adventure unlike any other.
Pages: 384 | ASIN: B07ZDLZP9V
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The Third showcases the unique and stunning mind of Aryan and follows him through the trials of his life. What was the inspiration for this thought-provoking novel?
The inspiration for the book was the realization of the fact that human life eventually is about sorrow unless the human being corrects his misplaced identity in his body and mind. Directly or indirectly, the cause of all sorrow is the unconscious realization by us that we are limited beings and that there will be an end to us, the way we think we are. This is also inspired by my personal focus on the fact of human conditioning, the myth of decision making, will vs fate deciding our life, surrender vs struggle as a way of living, among other things…
Aryan represents the common man except that to highlight the point above, he has been portrayed as a brilliant mind capable of handling any difficult situation which can be handled by the intellect. He represents the mind taking charge of the self while the narrator is the soul or the higher self who comes in to point out to the mind the fact that he is essentially limited and should know his role in the whole story of life. That’s the truth that frees a human being.
Aryan is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind his character development?
Aryan’s character development had to have the point that he was an exceptional mind who was observant enough to notice why his life was going wrong. He therefore, tries a thousand things as the mind does in any given situation. He succeeds in several situations but eventually has to find out the thread he has been hanging from. The fact however, is realized later – that only when the mind, which is no more than a collection of thoughts inspired by memories, gives up having seen the uselessness of itself and its thoughts, does it become open to seeing what really is – the existential appears and the psychological disappears.
This could not have been done without the mind trying its hardest and given up. The point being made by his turning to addictions even with all successes, which in fact, is another way of release from the mind but that’s essentially going below the mind, not beyond it.
I enjoyed the poetry sprinkled throughout the book. Was this poetry you wrote separate from the book or did you write it for the story?
Thanks. I am glad you liked those. The story has been in the making for a decade. I had written pieces of the story and the poetry to go with it and only a few of those appear in the book. The story continues in the next book which is a sequel to this.
What is the next novel that you are working on and when will it be available?
I am working on the sequel to this story of The Third. The prodigy of Aryan will have a lot to choose from as he gets to a self-realized/ enlightened state while it will be difficult for him to communicate his point of view to others as the magic realism is considered pure fantasy by others. So, Aryan will choose what he does with his life and how the other participants in his life are helped by him, if at all. The story also hopefully, continues to help unravel the wisdom in the scriptures with such powerful one-liners as “I, myself, am God!”
I am hoping the book is available by April this year.
If there was one root cause of all the pains in this world that all living beings go through, would we not want to solve that forever and live in bliss and peace. We invent the Superman and the Iron Man for the same reasons that we invent Gods but we ignore the fact that our pursuit is on the path to failure because we have forgotten who we are!The problem with finding that out is that we use the wrong tool, the wrong measurement instrument. The human mind is as useless in the discovery of the root cause of all human miseries, as a 6-inch scale ruler in measuring the height of the Himalayas.Aryan, the prodigy, the man of iron will, goes down the same path of ruin until he experiences this miracle that ends him…
Every character in Endless Incarnation Sorrows was distinct and well drawn. Were these based on flashbacks as well or were these creatively developed?
In a way, they were flashbacks to another time and place experienced during deep sleep. They were too descriptively vivid to simply ignore upon awakening. Which left me pondering: Do your past lives influence your present? I didn’t write this book to “convert” folk, but to leave a question Can past lives resurface in the present day and influence our daily propensities and practices because my vivid flashbacks took on a life of their own, arriving and departing on an otherworldly schedule.
What do you hope readers take away from your novel?
I would like readers to have open minds to the probability of: “Have we lived before?”
Are you working on any future books based on your experiences?
Yes, I have just finished my 7th book: “The Little Breadwinner” based the the “dirty” El Salvadoran civil war that was aided by the USA, and the CIA’s involvement … accused of “stealing” thousands of human rights statements after the war.
I was there in El Salvador as a journalist during the war and interviewed several people, but a leftist rebel, a feisty little dwarf who had the courage of a lion grabbed my attention. This is her story and others who were assassinated by the National Guard’s death squads.
A saga chronicling insights from past lives that resurfacein the present day and impact prevailing patterns.
Based on true events: After the hospital staff resuscitated author Lucia Mann forthe third time following a third surgery, she began to perceive and recognizea string of intimate memories of people and places from long ago. Although shewas unable to control the arrival of these vivid flashbacks, she recognized theirconnection to her current life. Often paralyzed with fear from echoes and visionsof the past, Lucia eventually took pen to paper to make her peace with yesteryear.
As Lucia Mann constructs spellbinding memorials to past times, she threadscertain themes throughout, such as the imprinted physical marks that symbolizedunsanctioned deeds dating back to the author’s first imprint on Earth, and a loveso deep and full that it survived captivity, depravity, and more until it eventuallyachieved perfect purity.
Mann’s tale is told through a panoply of fascinating characters:
- LALA, who suffers enslavement in a hostile desert because of her mother’soriginal sin.
- LYVEVA, who braves abduction by Danish Vikings and ultimately emergesas a respected healer.
- LUCJA, who tells her tale of barbarity and degeneracy within the electrifiedperimeter fences of Auschwitz.
This multigenerational tale will trigger you to ponder the elements of your lifethat you are puzzled by or take for granted. Is there an ancient explanation to acertain act, or characteristic, or mark? Mann invites you to contemplate the conceptof reincarnation and to consider how it may be affecting your own epic journey.
Heart of a Warrior Angel follows Lilac in her twilight years as she recalls her journey through life crossing literal and metaphorical oceans. Why was this an important book for you to write?
Writing Heart of a Warrior Angel as my debut novel was a passionate process for me that began 4 years ago. I wanted to relay an inspirational and character-driven narrative that embodied a metaphysical fantasy about an incarnated angel’s journey on earth but also sought to humanize the protagonists’ experiences in a way that readers would be able to relate.
This story touches on some sensitive subject matter of childhood trauma and fear-based conditioning through the eyes of the main character, Lilac Noble, as she struggled to liberate herself from the shadows of her past and the evil entities that had plagued her bloodline for generations. From the systemic abuse and repression that had long scarred Lilac’s family tree to post-traumatic stress symptoms and the battle between traditional healing and modern therapy, this story relays some of the most challenging issues people face today. By removing the veil of secrecy and shame, the story recounts how the protagonists heal from their past through self-actualization, in a vulnerable and authentic manner. I wanted to write a thoughtful, empowering and challenging novel about perseverance, resiliency, compassion, forgiveness, and portray a story that transcended pain into unconditional love.
Since embarking on my own awakening journey 4 years ago, I was motivated to write an emotionally invoking thriller where I could raise awareness on these relevant issues through the characters and share some philosophical insights into epistemology, quantum physics and energy healing. I am humbled to be able to tell this heart-wrenching tale that reflects the realities of many brave warriors who have survived various forms of violence, giving them a voice through my characters. It was important to relay a poignant visionary fiction that may resonate with readers and perhaps also serve as a catalyst for changing conversations.
Lilac is an intriguing character that captures so many emotions. What were some driving ideals behind her development?
This was a story that needed to be told, and it started to flow organically as I began to develop the qualities of the main character. Lilac is a compilation of many incredible, resilient women that I have met throughout my life, who have found the courage and their own inner strength in the face of life’s mounting hardships. Lilac’s captivating tale facilitated this inspiring and empowering story of love, compassion, and forgiveness.
When I developed the main character, Lilac, I had to imagine how an incarnated angel’s true identity could be stripped away in modern day society, by humanizing the fantasy. I wanted to make her real, authentic and vulnerable, relaying raw emotions and internal conflict that readers could relate to as she struggled to understand her Soul purpose in the face of darkness.
As readers vicariously wade through Lilac’s past experiences of financial hardship, pain, cruelty, and the long-term effects of post-traumatic stress, it was essential to relay her sheer determination to protect her loved ones from harm. She was broken, far from perfect and layered with her own scars, but accepting of her emotional volatility as she actively sought healing techniques to expand her consciousness and discover her true identity.
I wanted to portray Lilac as a multi-dimensional character, compelled by pure, unconditional love, giving her layers of emotional and spiritual depth throughout her self-realization journey, as she discovered her warrior wings and began to conquer the evil entities that have been sent to derail her divine mission of breaking the generational bloodline curse.
The story creates a beautiful tapestry of emotion and metaphysical visions. Was this a planned direction for the novel, or did it develop organically while writing?
Heart of a Warrior Angel is the first metaphysical thriller in a trilogy that is based on the journey of three spiritually connected incarnated Angels brought together in the third-dimensional existence, to realize their Divine Feminine Soul purpose. Each of them is a Light carrier and have to experience unique self-realization journeys through the awakening process, to discover their true authentic self and overcome the obstacles and dark entities that are meant to destroy their inner light. As Lightkeepers and Empaths, their primary mission is to help uplift humanity to higher dimensions by transmuting negative vibrational frequencies into positive light energy, expanding the state of unity consciousness.
This was always the planned direction and vision for my debut novel as I wanted to blend the metaphysical philosophy as part of the protagonists’ healing and awakening process. There is an element of supernatural suspense as Lilac faces the traumas of her past to vanquish the evil entities that have consumed members of her family lineage for generations. On this epic journey, Lilac undergoes the destructive process of spiritual enlightenment to lift the veil of darkness and shame that has obscured her youth. As Lilac unlocks painful memories of abuse, suppressed in her subconscious from years of fear-based conditioning, she uncovers menacing secrets feeding the evil within her generational bloodline. In an attempt to vanquish the sinister energies, Lilac finds the courage to discover her inner truth, vulnerability and authenticity, as she awakens her divine light and overcomes her debilitating fears of the past. Her unequivocal love of her family guides them through a journey of self-awareness, healing, spiritual enlightenment and transformation.
Through metaphysics and energy transmutation, Lilac exposes the evil out of the shadows and brings their truth into the light with self-love and acceptance, to live in freedom, peace, and in harmony with the universe. Everything Lilac experienced in her youth had been a culmination of events to prepare her for the most devastating incident she never could imagine – a real test of her authenticity, courage, and sacrifice. Lilac is thrown into the most epic combat of all time – good vs. evil, fighting to break the bloodline curse of her heritage, where darkness has lurked and fed on the low-frequency vibrations of humans that were conditioned by fear and lived on the lower realms of existence.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
My current work in progress is the second book of the trilogy, The Art of Rose, which is also a metaphysical thriller exploring the concept of reincarnation. The main character, Rose, is Lilac’s youngest sister, who is on a quest to find her mirror self and twin soul flame. She’s on a mission to discover her own Soul purpose by activating her past life memories as she time travels back into ancient Egypt. Rose is plagued with sinister entities that shape-shift throughout her travels, to derail her divine mission. Through a journey of self-love and kundalini awakening, Rose overcomes early childhood trauma and feelings of abandonment to blossom and live a life of creativity, passion and in service of the Light. I’m hoping to have the second book available for publication by 2021.
I’m also working on the third book of the trilogy, The Code of Joe, where I will be transitioning into the Young Adult fiction. This metaphysical fantasy explores the transitional impacts on humanity as the world begins to shift into higher dimensions, exposing all the darkness that has been buried in the shadows by generational conditioning. As the collective consciousness evolves, these shadows begin to emerge into the Light, propelling humanity from the age of spiritual oppression into spiritual independence and responsibility. The sixteen-year-old protagonist, Joe, is Lilac’s youngest daughter who grows up in the New Age of technology and the insurgence of artificial intelligence. Her journey to enlightenment uncovers the truth about accessing the infinite power and wisdom of the Akashic Records, recognizing her true identity as an incarnated angel early in her youth. With Lilac’s help, she discovers her inner magical powers to fight off the sinister shadows and help uplift humanity through the era of the Matrix, into the New Age of ascension. I hope to have this novel available for publication by 2023.
Award winning Author Lali A. Love provides a supernatural thriller of metaphysical and visionary fantasy with her own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative skills to produce this emotionally invoking, heart-wrenching and gripping tale of a family’s rise from poverty, oppression and abuse.
Lilac Noble must face the traumatic experiences of her childhood before she can conquer the dark entities that have wreaked havoc on her family. On this epic journey, Lilac undergoes the destructive process of spiritual enlightenment in order to lift the veil of darkness and shame that has obscured her youth. As Lilac unlocks painful memories of abuse, suppressed in her subconscious from years of fear-based conditioning, she uncovers menacing secrets feeding the evil within her generational bloodline. In an attempt to vanquish the sinister energies, Lilac finds the courage to discover her inner truth, vulnerability, and authenticity, as she awakens her divine light and overcomes her debilitating fears of the past. Lilac’s unconditional love for her family guides her through her process of healing and transformation, fuelling her instinct for survival and her burning desire to illuminate the world.
Spanning two continents and three generations, this inspirational novel portrays the best and worst of humanity and shows how the “tiniest spark of light can overcome the darkness of any magnitude,” through forgiveness, compassion, and the most powerful force in the universe – Love.
Myrrendryl is a thought provoking fantasy novel that follows Davey as he escapes to a world very different from his own. What was the inspiration for the setup to this intriguing novel?
I came up with the idea for the novel from a thought; What if when you die, you pass completely unaware and simply dream a dream that never ends. That, coupled with a deep love for horror fiction and stories that are more than the sum of their parts.
Davey is an interesting and well developed character. What were some themes you wanted to explore with his character?
I really wanted Davey to be relatable, I wanted him to be the Everyman Hero, but even with the best of intentions, sometimes, doing the right thing is never cut and dry. I wanted him to struggle with bullying, abuse, loss, unrequited love, and being an outcast. In the end, even with the odds piled against him and despair baring it’s poisoned fangs, I needed him to make the choice that matters.
I found ‘Cardboard City’ to be fascinating and well developed. What were some driving ideals behind this and it’s backstory?
Let me answer this, with a question. Was it ever really there? Sure, it seemed like a magical place, but for all it’s glamour, couldn’t a Maytag box and a rat chewn blanket be paradise?
If it was there, it was because a common belief brought these youths together and kept them focused on a singular goal. A little paint here, some salvaged materials there and soon, they had their own community.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I’m currently working on a novel of the prodigal son.
James is a successful businessman in the city, but he harbors a deep secret. He is not who he says he is. A lawyer and private investigator track him down to tell him his mother is dead and her estate leaves him as the heir. Now returning to the small town he left far behind he is assailed with memories both good and bad.
But this town holds it’s own secret, and someone or something is very glad to see the son return home.
Hopefully out this year, but at the latest, it will be next.
The curtain, the veil, the void, the abyss. So many names for the mystery of the beyond. People spend a good part of their lives just wanting to lift the heavy canvas of the circus tent and take a peek inside. Eventually they’ll know, in the end, we all know, but mankind is an impatient beast. Sadly, for most, if they ever could pull aside that curtain, they would spend the rest of their lives trying to forget that they ever had.Myrrendryl tells the tale of four seemingly unconnected youth bound to one another in a way none of them could have guessed and knowing would threaten to shatter their very existence. The hands of fate appear to play them like marionettes, but are they truly controlled by fate? Or are they their own masters? A story that questions what is real, and what is the sands of dreams. A story ultimately, about the human condition and what deep down, we are willing to sacrifice.
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