Greetings to everyone in the blogosphere. This week I have an exciting new book to share with you, which was launched this past Wednesday.
The book is entitled Found! An Electric Eclectic Book, written by Karen J Mossman.
Eight years ago, after a series of family arguments Mandy walked out and disappeared. For her family, it was devastating.
Changing her name to Amanda and moving to a different part of the country, she begins a new life working in a hotel. One evening a programme about missing people comes on the television. Her face fills the TV screen.
Everything Mandy had tried to forget returns with new clarity. Seeing the special bond families visiting her hotel have, she realises there is a hole in her heart where hers should be.
Will she have the courage to face the past and realise the misunderstanding was caused by her family’s unique situation?
Found! is a story of courage and hope and a bond that never breaks.
“It’s you, isn’t it?” said Jamie staring at the television set on the top-floor flat of the Glengower Hotel where Amanda worked.
She had been reading a book on wild birds and looked up. Her face filled the screen, and she gasped.
“It is you,” he said again.
“Yes,” she said unable to keep the tremor from her voice. The moment she always dreaded had arrived.
The television programme had just started and featured people who were also classed as missing. Other photographs flashed up on the screen before they were all displayed side by side and hers was amongst them.
Jamie was incredulous. “You ran away from home?”
“Yes,” she admitted, “Eight years ago.” Her stomach churned as she remembered the awful winter of 1984.
“But why?” Jamie’s attractive features were scrunched up with confusion.
Amanda covered her mouth with her hand realising the secret she had kept for so long was out. Part of her always knew this day would come, just not now, not when she was with Jamie.
Their relationship was relatively new, and she liked him a lot. Luckily, he liked her as well.
Clearing her throat Amanda knew she couldn’t just brush it away. She had to tell the truth, or some of it. “Things became difficult at home and I had to leave.”
That night, she woke in a cold sweat. Jamie tried to rouse her. Again, she ignored him until he went away. She was dreaming she was lost on the moors alone. She could hear her brothers calling her and couldn’t find them, whichever way she turned. Her mum was in the clouds trying to guide her, but she just couldn’t get there.
Getting up, Amanda went into the kitchen for a glass of water. She took it to the lounge window and stared out into the darkness. Somewhere an owl called and the full moon illuminated the gardens.
Suddenly she felt a stirring inside… Aaron. As twins, they used to know what the other was thinking and felt linked. She long since learnt to blot him out, especially when she lived on the streets.
The sensation of him flooded through her and now she had let him in, she somehow knew he was awake too.
For the first time in a long time, she called his name from somewhere deep inside. His voice was clear in her head. He was looking at the night sky too and she had the strongest urge to pick up the phone. She turned to look at it. Go on; go on, she heard him say.
About the Author:
Karen J Mossman has been writing since she was a child, but only went into publishing in 2014.
After spending most of her life in the city, she now resides with her husband and two dogs in Anglesey, which is just off the north Wales coast.
Karen is also an executive administrator of Electric Eclectic Books, a book brand she is passionate about. ‘We have a wealth of genres and wonderful authors to choose from. Come and find your next read, or a new favourite author.’
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Other Books by Karen J Mossman:
The Decade Series
The Secret – 70s
Joanna’s Journey – 80s
Joanna’s Destiny – 90s
The Truth Will Out – 00s
Electric Eclectic Novelettes
Down by the River
A Cry in the Night
Play the Game
The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold, a selection of short paranormal stories
Magic of Stories, 46 stories in different formats
Social Media Links:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/karensmagicofstories
Book Blog: https://karensbookbuzz.wordpress.com/
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Until next time, this is Ann saying, happy reading and satisfy your desire.
Dear readers, you will be pleased to know that I have three books licensed under this brand. Please feel free to peruse the links featured in the original post and find your next favorite little read.
I’m starting a new column for my blog entitled “Featured Book of the Week”. If you’ve got a book you want featured, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll let you know what information I need and how to contact me directly. Now without further ado, here’s this week’s featured book.
Today I’d like to tell you about a book that was launched on Wednesday entitled THREE: An Electric Eclectic Book, written by P.J. Roscoe.
THREE is a book of three supernatural short stories along with three character sub-plots from three of her paranormal novels, two of which have managed to get to the semi-finals of the Reader’s Favorite and Echoes one best e-book in the Paris book festival 2014.
A snippet from Ayleth, a character from Between Worlds
I heard the men ride out early that morning to patrol the boundaries, as there had been more talk of mercenaries venturing this far south, and Artorius would have none of it on his land. He fought long and hard to keep his people safe, and by patrolling frequently, him and his men had kept the murders and kidnappings to a minimum, so far. Though the talk of the castle was that a mean and cruel Saxon, Sagarus was close, and his greed for power would destroy all who stood in his way.
I was quenching my thirst when I heard the cry that Artorius had returned. I gave it no thought until Merek came to find me moments later, and begged me to attend a young woman they had rescued from mercenaries. The blood spatters on his face told me that they had succeeded in killing the enemy, but just how much damage had the woman endured was unknown, and with a nod, I picked up my herb bag and instructed him to fetch ladies to help in her care. Warm water, and lavender was required if she had been abused in a foul manner, along with honey, witch hazel, warm and cold compresses, and salt water. I gathered all of this together, and made my way towards the guest bedroom where she had been placed.
I arrived a little breathless, and froze in the doorway. Two ladies were attempting to undress her carefully. The young woman had been whipped, and her back was bloody and bruised. She was barely conscious but I watched as she sipped water from a goblet, held by Brunhilda, while Evelyn gently pulled a thin blue dress off her unresisting shoulders. The dress is no more than rags having been torn by hand and cruel whip, but I recognize its style, and my breath catches in my throat. I see the sandals lying on the floor and then, on looking back at the woman, I see the tattoos, and know without any doubt where she has come from.
About the author:
P.J. Roscoe is the award-winning author of four supernatural historical novels and faerie books for children, also having a variety of short stories accepted within various anthologies and historical articles published. She lives in North Wales with her Husband of twenty-six years and their cats and dog. Paula is a medium who is currently working on her first non-fiction book titled, Thirteen Hauntings which involves investigating haunted locations around England and Wales.
She is also a qualified counsellor, holistic therapist, Angel voice healer, Chakradance facilitator, drumming therapist to name but a few! Paula firmly believes in grasping life with both hands and enjoying every moment.
Connect with P.J. Roscoe at the following links:
Amazon author page: